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Old 10-05-2003, 06:32 PM
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Regarding Colocated


I have been reading around the board and I just want to thank you all for sharing so much here! I have learned a lot this 2 days and I know I have a lot more to learn from you guys!

Equinix (http://www.equinix.com/) is a datacenter (for what I know) and many web hosting companies place their servers at their place.

My Question: Do the web host need to be THERE at the datacenters to setup the servers? or they just bought a server and send to Equinix and those guys at Equinix will fix the server (at least hardware connection) for them?



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Old 10-05-2003, 06:34 PM
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Typically if the server is colocated its a good idea to set it up first before shipping it to the DC. Thats what we do, then the DC just plugs it in and hits the power button.

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Old 10-05-2003, 09:24 PM
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Old 10-05-2003, 10:07 PM
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You should always send in your server fully configured. There are a lot of custom configurations that people may make and it saves the data center from having to figure out your specific system.

If you have an Windows server do yourself and everyone else a favor and disable the requirements that you have a monitor, keyboard or mouse plugged in to restart. I don't know how many times we've had to go restart a machine that some one booted but forgot that it wouldn't start up without the monitor or keyboard plugged in.

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Old 10-06-2003, 12:50 PM
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Most places will gladly configure your server, for an hourly fee called "remote hands", which normally is between 60-90$, if you get a good deal..

Theres a fine line between configuring a server, and just installing an OS, though.

If the datacenter is stuck with the installation of a OS, control panel plus anything else, its going to NOT be straight foreward, hence might punch a significant hold in your pocket.

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Old 10-06-2003, 07:42 PM
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As for server installation, you typically want to configure/test the machine before sending it to the data center. If you are local to the DC, most providers will let you come in and install the equipment yourself, provided you pass the security anal-probe.

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