Well, that certainly explains why my server's backhauled to Atlanta...
In that case, I'll have to ship my server, it seems.
Wonderful. I take it that shipping it to Atlanta would be preferable, then?
Physically the closest markets for facilities would be Charlotte, Atlanta, Ashburn. Shipping cost is also a factor of distance so those would be your cheapest destinations in terms of shipping charges as well. In terms of actual colo cost, Atlanta would probably be the least expensive of the 3.
Indeed. I should see if the datacenter provider I work with can move me to Atlanta... after I do an OS reload to get rid of cPanel. :/
But, I do have to ask, since you provide services in Atlanta:
Can you provide a sort of control panel interface for working with the server much like that of a KVM screen? I think you know what I mean.
If so, I may consider moving my server to you, TSS.
That depends on what the server or device is. For COLO it's a good practice to purchase equipment that supports some form of KVM-over-IP be it SuperMicro w/IPMI, dell DRAC, HP iLO, etc, etc. If it is a legacy or whitebox system without those options we recommend the purchase of a Spider or another similar device.
I get the feeling from your posts that you are leasing dedicated servers in which case this is the wrong area of WHT.