i am thinking to buy a server in chicago location , how is network uptime / quality ? major sites will be image hosting sites with traffic mostly from USA and asia, also how they deal DMCA take downs since most are free image hosting sites , we get random complaints which are taken care within 24 hours.
FDC Chicago is ok. The network isn't great, the servers are of the cheap kind, and there is no power redundancy, but all those things reflect in the price as well. You get what you pay for, but don't expect premium hosting.
I f you are trying to have a cheap rate hosting then you can find a huge list of that . But if you are trying to have a good services also then before going for rate try to check there services from what they are in this business and also check there whois.