I'm currently colo-ing one server but I want another one. I'm looking for a dual cpu machine with one, possibly two, scsi drives (S-ATA good alternative?) and 1 gb of ram. I've noticed that costs of dedicated servers running some decent hard drives with 1gb+ ram are very high so might it be worth it to build the server myself?
Any companies offering servers like these for good prices? 1000gb of bandwidth should suffice.
1,000GB Transfer for co-location is going to cost you a lot more than 1,000GB on a dedicated server. Basically for your setup, your looking at a hardware fee of around $1500 (At least), approximately $100-$150/month for your transfer (saying you get a good deal for around $35/Mbps). Then on top of that, it really depends how flexible you want to be. Co-location is great but the cost won't pay off unless your looking to go long term.
Well, considering how long I've had my single server I think it's safe to say I plan on staying around quite a while longer. Within a few months the hardware pays for itself. I can't see hosts charging me anything less than 250$ for the setup I want. I think 250$ is REALLY conservative considering what I want.
1500/(250-100)= 10 months for the hardware to pay for itself.
I'm sure I'll be using it for longer than 10 months. Worth it? I think so. After 10 months I'll only be paying for the bandwidth, whereas with dedicated I'd still be paying a steep hardware fee.
What's the way to go: Dual amd mps or dual xeons?
Dual opterons are off my chart but how would an athlon64 compare to dual amd/xeon machines?
$100 a month for 1000GB of colo bandwidth, have fun finding that pricing. My guess is you'd use 6mbit/sec on 95th percentile, if you actually use 1000GB. That you'd be lucky to find for $250, imho, unless you're looking for another low-end provider. Thing is though, if you're saying 1000GB just because that's what you see around on dedicated servers but really use less than that you could get off cheaper. Say you're actually using 3mbit/sec on 95th percentile, you should be able to find the bandwidth for $150 or so, plus the space.
For dedicated, anything custom would be expensive, I think your best bet would be Ev1Servers. Other than that, you could try to work out some private deals with some colocation people for lease or something.
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Originally posted by Mfjp For dedicated, anything custom would be expensive, I think your best bet would be Ev1Servers. Other than that, you could try to work out some private deals with some colocation people for lease or something.
You mean have them build it then lease to own? What companies do that?