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  1. #1
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    Past and present...

    Three years ago:

    BurstNET™ DEDICATED SERVER
    SPECIAL $99.95* OFFER!
    400Mhz Intel Processor
    6.4GB IDE Hard Drive
    64MB PC-100 SDRAM
    10GB Bandwidth / 5 IP Addresses
    Red Hat Linux 6.2 / Apache 1.3.12
    Web Browser Control Panel
    Web Host Manager Admin Interface

    $99.95 Setup
    $99.95 Monthly*

    * $149.95 per month after 3 months.
    * Minimum 6 month contract length.
    * Available to new signups only.
    * $4/GB for extra bandwidth.
    * Limited time offer.

    Now:

    Celeron 2.4GHZ
    60GB IDE HD
    512MB RAM
    1000GB BANDWIDTH
    $99.95/SETUP
    $99.95/MONTH


    Just thought it was interesting to remember what the specs were on servers for sale in the $99 market 3 years ago...

    With that said, what year did Rackshack start offering $99 servers? I know they claim to be the first $99 server host...and Iknow this deal doesn't quit ecount because price goes up after 3 months....but still...

  2. #2
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    Its amazing how technology went up in such a short time.

    Five years ago, a normal pc would cost 2000 +
    now a really nice pc could be bought for that price

  3. #3
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    do not forget that burst server was with BurstNET and the one you are quoting is with Nocster.

    Non-Nocster BurstNET servers are still very dear, especially with regards to bandwidth
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  5. #5
    I think you should change topic to "Past, present and future"

    future (3-4 years):
    8-way AMD Mamotron ZP 15000 (tm)
    200PB (petabytes) 56k RPM SCSI drives
    0.5TB of DDDDR RAM
    Mu-panel (the leading control panel)
    Unlimited bandwidth

    $99/month with zero setup

    M.
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    when it is good, it is very, very good;
    and when it is bad, it is better than nothing."

  6. #6
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    Originally posted by ilyash
    Its amazing how technology went up in such a short time.

    Five years ago, a normal pc would cost 2000 +
    now a really nice pc could be bought for that price
    It is not that long ago that I paid $500 for a 500mb hard drive.

  7. #7
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    Originally posted by Miha
    Mu-panel (the leading control panel)
    More like cPanel 150.86
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  8. #8
    Originally posted by Miha
    8-way AMD Mamotron ZP 15000 (tm)
    Mamotron? Mother of all processors?
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