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Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 03-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,404
Posted By ameeriklane
You need to check the laws where you are....

You need to check the laws where you are. Generally, you cannot discriminate against a protected class (with some exceptions) but that's usually based on race, gender, religion, or sexual...
Forum: Cloud Hosting 03-20-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By ameeriklane
You may want to look at providers that offer...

You may want to look at providers that offer hybrid cloud, and then run a direct connection (cross-connect) between cloud locations. Then the traffic is on your own network basically, and you can...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 03-20-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,743
Posted By ameeriklane
We've had the same issues with other providers...

We've had the same issues with other providers too. It seems like so many companies out there have account reps who can't handle simple tasks like responding to inquiries in a timely manner.

It...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 02-13-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By ameeriklane
Probably their lawyers put this in for colocation...

Probably their lawyers put this in for colocation clients, and they never thought to have it removed for customers who never step on site. The reason for workmen's comp and liability for a colo is in...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 01-01-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
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: 488
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: 488
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: 1,069
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: 962
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: 943
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.
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Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 12-12-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
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: 925
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: 1,408
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: 2,647
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: 1,408
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...
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