View Poll Results: ThePlanet or EV1Servers?

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  • ThePlanet

    21 77.78%
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  1. #1

    Question ThePlanet or EV1Servers?

    Well, since I might be starting a new Game Servers Business I wanted to know by the people who have been in this companies which one would you go with and why?

    All replies/suggestions are highly appriciated.

    Note: Please don't get this into a war, I just want to know comments and reviews on this.

    Thanks & Regards

  2. #2
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    Neither. TP/SM seems to have router issues once or twice a month and EV1 is just not known for game servers. I have never tried EV1 thats just what I hear.

    Depending on your level of commitment I would look towards the higher end DC's. Games require perfect uptime and zero packetloss, Thats hard to do at a budget house.

  3. #3
    What would you recommend me? ServerMatrix or what?

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    He said neither, I voted for Server Matrix. I think they're a great network.

    What's your budget, and which servers are you planning on getting? Also, are you going to manage them yourself?
    Thanks,

    Brendan Diaz
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  5. #5
    It's me and 2 friends. We're planning on getting something like P3 2.4 GHz with 1GB RAM. What we would really like to know is a good network (server provider, in texas) that can really give us quality for our customers.

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    Well, Server Matrix is *true* quality, and if you're looking for a Texas provider, then they're your best bet, (in my opinion.) They have a fabulous network, and very nice support. However, sometimes you can get even cheaper pricing, and comprable to better support by going through a quality reseller.
    Thanks,

    Brendan Diaz
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  7. #7
    So I guess ServerMatrix is good place, anyone could back up Lucid-Felix opinion? If so I might go with ServerMatrix

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    ThePlanet & ServerMatrix are the same I would go with the planet. I have a few colo and rented there. Great network nothing to complain.
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  9. #9
    Originally posted by crspyjohn
    ThePlanet & ServerMatrix are the same I would go with the planet. I have a few colo and rented there. Great network nothing to complain.
    ThePlanet is preatty expensive and doesn't have P4 like ServerMatrix, only Duals.

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    Originally posted by Lucid-Felix
    Well, Server Matrix is *true* quality, and if you're looking for a Texas provider, then they're your best bet, (in my opinion.) They have a fabulous network, and very nice support. However, sometimes you can get even cheaper pricing, and comprable to better support by going through a quality reseller.
    You did know alot of machines were offline for up to 2 1/2 hours today at SM... Last month router outages totalled 3+ hours.. Would you still call that a great network?

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    For the price and network i think SM is great they will get there act back together. It can't get any better for the price they offer servers at.
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    Originally posted by X-Gaming
    You did know alot of machines were offline for up to 2 1/2 hours today at SM... Last month router outages totalled 3+ hours.. Would you still call that a great network?
    100% Uptime for my two servers at SM since last August

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    It's my personal opinion that you would get better service from The Planet (Servermatrix) than EV1 Servers.

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    Originally posted by kingpcgeek
    100% Uptime for my two servers at SM since last August
    Lucky you.

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    I've been with servermatrix for a month and a half now, and with EV1 for 19 months.

    With EV1 I've had 100% uptime to the best of my knowledge for the 19 months.

    With Servermatrix I've had ~4 hours of downtime due to router issue, but I did get an SLA credit of 20% of the monthly for the downtime. Hopefully (and I'm placing my bet on this as I plan on staying with servermatrix so as to have a server with both) that was only bad luck and won't happen again.

    Servermatrix Benefits:
    + More Helpful People
    + Hardware offers better value for the dollar under $200/month
    + More flexible (cross connects, custom partitioning, etc.)
    + Phone support so you can talk to a tech in an emergency

    EV1 Beneifts:
    + More reliable network
    + Faster trouble ticket response than servermatrix for other than emergencies.

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