New to dedicated servers. Is my wishlist realistic?
I am looking for a dedicated server. I am currently running an OpenVZ/Centos container (4GB, with 3TB bandwidth, guess where ;=). Pretty comfortable with system administration, but I don't really know much about dedicated servers (other than that they are expensive :-)
But here is my wishlist:
- midrange CPU (quad)
- 4GB ram
- 250GB hard drive space
- raid 10
- able to reinstall/switch OS many times (without cost or big waiting times)
- 10-20TB bandwidth
- 1000mbps connection
- backup and restore (ideally full backup)
- reliable :-)
- USA based
Should there be anything else on my wishlist?
The server could be unmanaged (of course, but would be interested to hear what a simple monitoring/restart option would cost).
I looked at a few websites, and so far it looks like that 100TB.com would be exactly what I need. But they are too expensive for me (the cost would be roughly $300/month, maybe because they offer 100TB ...).
Sorry if it sounds like I don't have a clue (because I don't :-)
Other than your request for RAID 10, I think you'd do pretty well finding a vanilla option in the Offers forum. Is that an absolute requirement? You could probably get 2 x 250GB hard drives in RAID 1 along with 10TB of bandwidth for under 300/month.
I am sure it will be more than reasonable to find a good provider for your demands
For the OS reinstall, make sure choosing some form of kvm-over-ip so you can manage it all yourself.
Not all providers will be able to offer it, but the better ones will
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