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Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 01-01-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By ameeriklane
You're in South America and they're in Germany....

You're in South America and they're in Germany. Just ignore it. They won't send it to collections over a few hundred euros, and even if they do, no collection agency will have luck enforcing the...
Forum: Systems Management Requests 01-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By ameeriklane
Thanks to those who responded. I ended up working...

Thanks to those who responded. I ended up working with a local consultant and it appears the issue was caused by malicious users (probably script kiddies) opening up connections on ports 80/443 but...
Forum: Systems Management Requests 12-28-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By ameeriklane
IIS7/Win2008 Expert Needed

We're having an intermittent problem with our applications after we moved them to a new hosting provider. I think the reason may be that the new hosting provider is much better known, and the rate of...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 12-22-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By ameeriklane
From a consumer standpoint, the business survives...

From a consumer standpoint, the business survives even when the owner doesn't. That's a benefit to the consumer in terms of continuity.
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 12-17-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By ameeriklane
Thanks for all the replies. We don't need...

Thanks for all the replies. We don't need physical access to the DC, and it's not a hot failover. For the most part, it's a place to keep live offsite backups.

I think having it in another city...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 12-17-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By ameeriklane
With ASP.NET (which I realize is not Drupal), it...

With ASP.NET (which I realize is not Drupal), it has application pools and they by default shut down if there is no usage. So upon the first access after some time, they need to spin up again.
...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 12-12-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By ameeriklane
Acceptable Distance Separation for Disaster Recovery Site

Does anyone have a recommendation on what may be considered a safe distance separation between your main datacenter and where the backups are stored, to protect against catastrophic failure?

We're...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 12-12-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By ameeriklane
My friend does it and makes $1-2k per month. He...

My friend does it and makes $1-2k per month. He has specialized rigs. The thing that really affects profitability is power and cooling. The rigs generate a huge amount of heat, and use a lot of...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 12-12-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By ameeriklane
So we finally got to the order stage and turns...

So we finally got to the order stage and turns our our sales rep quoted us wrong initially. It's $275/month (not $350/month) for the Equinix cross-connect from our colo provider. Then the other side...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 11-24-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,583
Posted By ameeriklane
Another factor to consider, especially when just...

Another factor to consider, especially when just starting out, is access to funds. With Paypal, you can usually use the funds as soon as you receive them, and a transfer to your bank account takes...
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Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 11-21-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By ameeriklane
Going Rate for Cross-Connect in Equinix Ashburn

Can anyone comment on the typical rate for a cross-connect (1gbps) within Equinix's Ashburn datacenters?

We have a cabinet with Provider X, and we'd like to connect to Provider Y's network, who...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 07-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By ameeriklane
We did a deal like that and factored in the...

We did a deal like that and factored in the renewal date of each client into the price. In our case, we valued the clients (in our own internal calculations) over a longer term since it was a very...
Forum: WHT Announcements, Feedback and Questions 01-22-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 19,888
Posted By ameeriklane
Agreed. I view WHT as the local pub for people in...

Agreed. I view WHT as the local pub for people in the industry. It's where people go to talk about some new networking equipment they just tried out and the results they got, or complain about...
Forum: HostingCon 08-31-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,732
Posted By ameeriklane
I attended in 2012, 2011, and 2008, and I do...

I attended in 2012, 2011, and 2008, and I do enjoy the social events but I also go for the sessions.

Good:
- Multiple tracks, going on simultaneously. Let's you pick and choose among a few...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 06-04-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By ameeriklane
Just a few questions

You can be sued for anything. Whether they win is another question. Just form an LLC so you reduce your personal liability.
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