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Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 12-17-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
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: 797
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: 655
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: 812
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: 1,168
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: 2,423
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...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 11-21-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
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: 1,204
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: 19,805
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: 12,697
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...
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Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 06-04-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
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.
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 05-25-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,806
Posted By ameeriklane
24/7/365 when your not.

That's a good reason to consider if you'll do business with them in the future or not. If you expect to need to place orders on the weekend, then choose a vendor that can really handle it.

I often...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 05-25-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By ameeriklane
Microsoft Forcing Upgrade to Server 2012?

This brings up another issue that I have raised before with MS reps. What other company makes it so difficult to give them money for their product?

Everyone in this thread is competent and yet we...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 05-22-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By ameeriklane
Microsoft Forcing Upgrade to Server 2012?

I do see the point the thread starter raised. The customer wants 2008 Web edition and has been using that well, then suddenly MS makes it no longer available through SPLA. Yet, the product is still...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 05-21-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By ameeriklane
Startup company using your own servers

You're looking at this from the wrong direction. Your selling point is local customer service, not local servers. Get a cheap VPS account in Denver or Dallas to start, then focus on getting...
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