Sure, I get that.
You can always deploy with a free control panel like centos we panel but if you want peace of mind go managed.
[quote=493297:@Michel Bujardet]For me, DIY would mean spending precious coding time fussing around with setting up Linux. Don’t take me wrong, I do enjoy Linux. But any time I have gone too deep into it, before I knew it, another week had gone by.
As a single operator company, I need to devote my time to profitable endeavors. Which means mainly maintaining and improving end user software.
The cash register should not be a work in progress, but a reliable part of my business. Once setup, I should be able to forget about it, and concentrate on selling software, rather.
Customer support is awfully time consuming. I try to minimize it the best way I can, by constantly improving my apps. Prevention is the best cure. Yet, everyday I got one or two support requests to address. Would it be someone who need a download reset, or for some reason additional explanations.
In a radical move destined to economize my precious time, I have decided to stop answering the phone. Where it takes 5 minutes to do it by email, it can easily get half an hour on the phone.
Phillip is a great guy, but I am afraid he, too, is a single person company. He probably does engineering, perhaps some custom development, and when he’s got time, customer support.
He started focusing on Xojo apps, and his service was outstanding. But perhaps that was not enough business to really support his needs. It seems he expanded fast by adding international hosts. Maybe that requires a lot of maintenance, and since it must be costly, I bet he had to find new customers.
Classic small business overextending.[/quote]