Dovecot seems a bit confusing... Do I need to run an email server (MTA) on top of it?
Looks like pickings are slim... Typical forum banter is useless. When I see that people barely know how to write, and they complain, it's kind of hard to take them seriously. The spammy "top blah blah review" sites are all affiliates, and completely useless. So, pretty much every host I looked at had bad reviews. Barely saw any good reviews for anything. And... There are ZERO blog reviews on hosts - or I didn't see any anyways.
So, kind of narrowed down to this:http://myhosting.com/
I looked at a truckload, and, don't laugh... even looked at GoDaddy!
They actually have great deals there, so, it's tempting, but I want to get up north of the border.
Still mulling over a control panel... I don't like the idea of subscription software. I like to pay once and be done with it. So, the Plesk and cPanel pricing just rubs me the wrong way.
But, I'm also used to Remote Desktop on Windows servers, which is very simple and easy when you want to do anything. Not really sure what there is for CentOS there though...
And, none of my questions ever seemed to be addressed by any of the VPS hosts.
Anyways, do I appear to be driving off a cliff as far as anyone can tell?