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    * Cheapest 1U colo in the US?

    Hi guys,
    I'm wondering what are the cheapest datacenters in terms of value for money in the US? I know FDCServers and Burstnet are among them but what about the rest? That would be great if you give a list so that people can check out and compare the most affordable options.

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    FDC Servers is probably the overall cheapest. You can also look at ColoUnlimited.
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    Sam you are right that FDCServers is uneatable in terms of price. Just wondering what are the closest rivals, like ColoUnlimited etc.

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    Yeah ColoUnlimited and also I forgot Joe's datacenter. I have 4 or 5 servers with FDC and I highly recommend them. They're especially good for support, they've helped me swap out drives etc at no cost.
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    Joe's 10Mbps is $75. While FDC is $39 and ColoUnlimited $59. What about options in between?

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    There aren't too many in that range. Hurricane Electric has some good deals for 100mbps but nothing for 10 that I know of.
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    FCDservers are probably the cheapest for a single U - defiantly not a larger commits though.

    Used them in the past and they were very good for the price, however you do also get what you pay for
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    +1 for colounlimited. I just had a server installed in their datacenter few days ago. You can also check out turnkeyinternet and wholesaleinternet.

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    Can you elaborate on "you get what you pay for" about FDC please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zite View Post
    Can you elaborate on "you get what you pay for" about FDC please?
    Sure, just google images search for "fdcservers pictures" and then compare that to somewhere else...

    I am not trying to say they are bad, just they offer cheap prices so do most things from the air-con, building, to network is done cheaply to save costs.
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    Joes & cololunlimited get my vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by zite View Post
    Can you elaborate on "you get what you pay for" about FDC please?
    The facility isn't the best in the world. Support wise it's a very good deal. If you want a nicer facility ColoUnlimited is probably your best bet, but their remote hands fees are crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamBarrow View Post
    The facility isn't the best in the world. Support wise it's a very good deal. If you want a nicer facility ColoUnlimited is probably your best bet, but their remote hands fees are crazy.
    Uber and ColoUnlimited atleast have a generator and UPS which FDC does not.

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    Wholesale internet is a great company to work with too. Have some servers there and so far no complaints.

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    + ColoUnlimited

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    Ok the suggested colos so far:

    FDCServers : $39 10Mbps, 79$ 100Mbps (The king of affordability!)
    Wholesale Internet $50 10Mbps
    Cololunlimited $59 10Mbps
    JoesDatacenter $75 10Mbps
    Hurricane Electric ??

    Any more?

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    Cololunlimited $59 10Mbps, 99$ 100Mbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by zite View Post
    JoesDatacenter $75 10Mbps
    FDC vs Joe's is a tight fight : check out Joe's sales (which are not really sales since they have been, in fact, applicable every day for months).

    $40/month for a mid-tower, $50/month for 1U to 4U.
    10 Mbps unmetered or 2TB on 100 Mbps (+$50 for 100 Mbps unmetered).
    Free DirectAdmin, MRTG network graphs, etc...

    Remote hands are a very reasonable $25/h (free reboots, one free OS install per month).

    I'd love to hear more about FDC's level of support/remote hands (notably in term of rapidity). I'm fairly confident Joe's packs more value in this area.

    Edit : Taken from FDC's FAQ :

    Q: What are the charges for remote hands for replacing/adding hard drives, ram, etc?
    A: Quick hardware swaps are complimentary. Remote hands that take more than 15 minutes are billed at $50/hr in 30 minute increments
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    Quote Originally Posted by WootWoot View Post
    I'd love to hear more about FDC's level of support/remote hands (notably in term of rapidity)
    I really don't want to go deep into examining any of the providers nor to disparage them. I hope this thread can bring about a fairly extensive list of *affordable* colo options.

    However as you asked and this recent anecdote about FDC support experience may help you to decide, I just recount it. (disclaimer: I am with FDC for just over a month, so can claim anything but a through experience)

    I needed a CPU upgrade (it was already arrived at FDC, Denver). Just one hour after I submitted the request ticket, I receive the reply that upgrade was completed. However, my server did not come back to life (at about 11p.m) and that technician did not reply me any more (probably he just left as his shift was over?). So I submitted another ticket at about 1am. This time another technician took care of the (a minor grub loading) issue and finally in 2:30am my server came back online.
    Afterwards, I received a $50 invoice for 30 min remote hand time. When I objected that previously I got a $25 quote for the cpu upgrade, they quickly corrected the invoice. End of the story.

    The moral for me is just reaffirming the golden rule mentioned above: you get what you pay for

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    Definitely ColoUnlimited
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    VolumeDrive might be another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [CTI] Todd View Post
    VolumeDrive might be another option.
    How is their pricing? I just can see $49.95/mo, no mention of BW.

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    $44.95 10TB/100Mbps I believe, you can check w/them to be sure.

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    How is C4D??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninkynonk View Post
    How is C4D??
    Please translate 'D4D'

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    Might mean Colo4 Dallas

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    Yes that's what I meant.
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    FDC webpage said that energy is included in the pricing. Is there any limit to how much juice a server can consume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumford View Post
    FDC webpage said that energy is included in the pricing. Is there any limit to how much juice a server can consume?
    Depends on what kind of server you are putting there.

    It can be .98Amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanD View Post
    Uber and ColoUnlimited atleast have a generator and UPS which FDC does not.
    FDC do not have UPS and generator?
    Are you sure?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovps View Post
    FDC do not have UPS and generator?
    Are you sure?????
    They do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovps View Post
    FDC do not have UPS and generator?
    Are you sure?????
    Yes, this has been discussed many, many, times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net View Post
    Depends on what kind of server you are putting there.

    It can be .98Amp.

    or it can be quad xeons. So are you suggesting that this company does not limit energy?

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    I havent used them, but another budget friendly colo is waveform

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    but seriously how is colo4dallas?
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    continuum has $45/month i think for 10mbit in chicago, i've heard great things about them

    coloat has something a little more expensive i think at $49/month (dont quote me) but it would be 1 mbit i think (but LA is an expensive market) and i've also heard great things about them.

    was surprised to not see anyone write about them
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeev View Post
    continuum has $45/month i think for 10mbit in chicago, i've heard great things about them

    coloat has something a little more expensive i think at $49/month (dont quote me) but it would be 1 mbit i think (but LA is an expensive market) and i've also heard great things about them.

    was surprised to not see anyone write about them
    Colo@ is pretty darn good though. Atlanta is awesome with them
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeev View Post
    continuum has $45/month i think for 10mbit in chicago, i've heard great things about them

    coloat has something a little more expensive i think at $49/month (dont quote me) but it would be 1 mbit i think (but LA is an expensive market) and i've also heard great things about them.

    was surprised to not see anyone write about them
    We generally do not compete on price which is why I suspect we are not mentioned here. I would correct that the current special is 1U / 1A / 5mbps however, not 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by [CTI] Todd View Post
    VolumeDrive might be another option.
    Is their colo offer still valid? How is their service? I asked for a quote yesterday, but got not feedback yet.

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    AFAIK it is still valid. I can't comment on their service yet. Sales was pretty slow in getting back to me as well.

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