Well we looked for a new co-lo host with a chicago dc about a year ago and came across the crazy deals. Now, keep in mind, we host a couple game servers and web sites for personal (not commercial) use. With that said. Here is my exact experience with them (now 9 months into this).
Low price (we have the 2u deal for $79, going to lower to the 1u for $49 when we renew)
Quick response to reboot requests (needing this alot recently since i was mucking with the box)
Easy access to the DC (call them up and I'm in anytime i need to be)
In the 9 months, there have been 2 network outages. One was bad enough that what appeared to be their entire DC in Chicago and Dallas was out for over 10 hours. The "best answer" i got to that one was a coordinated DDoS on their routers.
On a scale of 1-10, i would give them a 9 actually. As always, your milage may vary.
Originally posted by saminuske
Many hosts use the 95th percentile rule for bandwidth billing. Do a search for it here on WHT: I know someone wrote a good explanation not too far back.
I have explained this in-depth a number of times. Here is a good post to read if you want to understand what you're likely to be billed for, vs the amount of data you'll actually transfer, for typical hosting traffic. http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...66#post2027466
Yes, 1 year + setup in advance. (for me is was like $1027). Like i said, when i renew i am going to get the 1U package they have had up since I don't need the 2U and dont use much bandwidth. For that, it will be like $590 for the year.
As for extra, never paid a dime more to them. I get 800gig of outbound bandwidth based on the 95th rule. According to my stats, i have used only about 150 is one month so i come no where close to the 800.
Now: let me give you a little more. I recently thought it would be a good idea to install Kernel 2.6.5 on my box, after all it is listed as a stable 2.6.x kernel. Well, its not stable for me, sucker was locking up HARD multiple times. I called them like 5 times in the last 3 days for reboots. They even took the time to hook up a KB and MONITOR and let me know any error messages they saw. Cost to me, ZERO!
BTW: i went back to a stable 2.4.x kernel and have no problems. Thats what i get for trying to be on the bleeding edge.