I know this is the general hosting forum.. but so many more people post here... Plus I know some webhosts are in this forum. Ok I found this deal at www.webdevstudio.com :-
This is an exact quote:-
performance | plans | colocation | admin |
domain reg. | reseller | user policy |
Features lite medium pro enterprise
Monthly Cost $299 $549 $949 $1399
One time setup fee $150 $150 $150 $150
Data transfer (GB/mo.) 100 200 500 3000
10Mbps Shared Port
Servers Permitted 1 1 2 3
IP Addresses 128 253 253 253
Full OC3 Backbone
Cisco 7513 Router
Free Tape Rotation
2-Day Setup Time
basically you can get a Full OC3 with a 3000 gig transfer for only 1400 ? Just a month ago I asked webhosts how much for a dedicated T1 and they said it would be 1200, and the max bandwidth you'll get w/ t1 is 500 gigs... well this is 3000 gigs and it costs only 200 dollars more. Not to mention the faster speed.
If it doesn't compute, then it's most likely very dodgy. E-mail them and ask, and see what the response is.
If you do a reverse DNS lookup, you'll find they're simply resellers of TheCoolHost.com, with further reverse DNS/IP block lookups pointing to Sprint in Canada (a major Canadian telco). Unless they've somehow gotten a special deal on bandwidth, I don't see (nor understand!) how it can be done.
I think at one time The Coolhost was giving out unlimited bandwidth. This could just be a left over website. I think The Coolhost got burned on bandwidth but Im not sure as to his current standing. His standing would greatly weight on his resellers as they just resell for him.
Well the irony is that I have talked to people that have been hosted by them, they say waht they say is 100% true, and these are really heavy sites, emulatiions sites that transfer 50 gigd a day, some of the examples:- www.emusanet.comwww.plasticman.org
their used to be many other sites that had wedevstudio, many rom sites.
Well if the company can provide even half of what it cliams, I 'll join.
I agree with Daniel. If I recall correctly, the Cool Host went down a few months ago for many days due to exceeding bandwidth and server problems and copped a lot of flak from their resellers and clients.
I would NOT be surprised if the same thing happens to webdev studio.
Your post would be more appropriate in the forum on dedicated and co-located servers. It represents a whole different level of service than the shared server hosting most are looking for here.
Apparently you overlooked the part that says 12 month contract and a 24 month contract available. That's a committment of $16,800 You're so insistent about having a legal contract with them, while stating you'll sign up for a month. Judging from what you posted, you can't.
You're confusing the cost of a dedicated T1 with the sharing of an OC3. Non sequitur.
It does seem to be an exceptional deal, with a cost per gigabyte under 47 cents. At the very least, it indicates what the cost can be for bandwidth when buying in volume.
[This message has been edited by Duster (edited 06-06-2000).]