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Old 07-27-2012, 11:52 AM
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Minecrafted.net Dedicated Server?


Hello,

I've been meaning to purchase a dedicated server for my Minecraft community and I was browsing the MinecraftForum when I came across this host. Minecrafted.net is offering:

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E3-1270 Quad Core @ 3.40GHz
16GB RAM
1TB SATA
1Gbps Port (10TB BW)
Dedicated IP

$59/mo
To me this seems fishy but also a great deal. They state in the post that they own all their own hardware and that's why they sell their servers so cheap. Two people have already purchased their dedicated servers and have had no problems with them. Basically what I'm asking is if this company can be trusted and if I should purchase their dedicated server or stay away from them.



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Old 07-27-2012, 11:58 AM
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With prices so low I would definitely question how well their service is. Have those two customers left a review on how well the service has been?

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:01 PM
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With prices so low I would definitely question how well their service is. Have those two customers left a review on how well the service has been?
Yes they have left reviews:

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Hey guys,
Im currently using a dedicated server from these guys and just wanted to drop a quick review.
Setup time was approx 20 hours. Not too bad for a dedicated server! As always, being dedicated i had to install everything which is ok because i know linux however if you arent very familiar with it, shoot me a PM and ill help you out
No lag for me at all! If you want a dedicated server, these are the guys to get it from!
I PM'ed this person to see if they actually bought one because he stated he was considering purchasing one.

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My friend bought one he is letting me test it out. So far it is fine, got the server online and it works fine with just me.
Another piece of information: They collocate with Database by Design, LLC.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:15 PM
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That is indeed a very low price.
I wonder where their margin is.

The server might work great, but I'm not sure they will be in business for long if they go that route.

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:31 PM
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Those prices are very low and if you think about it, cost for the hardware you're looking at around $900-1200 depending on the drives used and case.

That's almost 16 months before that is paid off that's without taking in support, and colocation fees.

I'd suggest holding off for a while and seeing if they are able to stay in business just to be safe.

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:37 PM
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I would be hesitant at that pricing as you never know where they could end up in the next few months.

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:43 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll wait a little while and wait for some more reviews.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:14 PM
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i dont see how they could make $$$ at that price.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:32 PM
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i dont see how they could make $$$ at that price.
They won't for 13 - 15 months (The time it takes for the server hardware to be paid off). And even then you have to take into account the costs for colocation (space, electricity, and network) support techs, and spare parts in case hardware failures.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:48 PM
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Unless they got the hardware practically for free, there's no way for them to make money on that, at least not for the first year or so.

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:29 PM
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Strange if you look at the Whois it shows database by design's phone number. Are they the same business? The little information on their site is a little sketchy.

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:38 PM
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^^ just to clarify, MineCrafted.NET is a customer of ours as they state. The domain whois did show our phone number since we purchased the domain a while back. It has recently been sold to MineCrafted.NET as a separate entity unrelated to Database By Design, LLC. We've instructed them to change the information.

Thanks for the heads up!

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^^ just to clarify, MineCrafted.NET is a customer of ours as they state. The domain whois did show our phone number since we purchased the domain a while back. It has recently been sold to MineCrafted.NET as a separate entity unrelated to Database By Design, LLC. We've instructed them to change the information.

Thanks for the heads up!
Thank you for clearing that up. It still seems quite sketchy to me.

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:19 AM
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Heh, I was waiting for some one to finally ask this question.

I guess it's possible if they are reselling and put up a HUGE buy down?

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:22 AM
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I still don't see how they would be able to make money on something like this, we've done huge buys on servers 50-100 even with that if you don't own the data center it would be pretty hard to offer those prices.

It is rather interesting that database used to own that domain name, really makes you wonder.

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