We opted to using a provider instead of our dedicated box because they would completely 100% setup the servers for us. Now by setup I mean Exile Mod, all the necessary files, the FTP server, the SQL Server, and provided a decent CPanel. Now I agree that we should just use our in-house servers but I'm not the best at setting that kind of thing up. When Jackson got us the test server on NFO's box, I went and looked over at the FTP and the CPanel and found myself completely handicapped. It's not like I wanted to go with a provider but for the cost that they charge, it's really a killer deal for all that they do.