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    Sever hosting question

    I'm currently using a dedicated server from serverbeach to host my clients, The up time has been great and the service is ok, but i'm starting to pull in more customers and would like to have my own boxes with-in reach.

    Now I'm working out a deal with an ISP about buying out there web hosted customers (about 250), and i don't want to move them over to Serverbeach, i'd like to build a small "dc" and host them locally.

    My question, do you all think that this would be cost effective or should i seek out local solutions for co-located servers?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    If you're in a Tier 1 city, sure, but don't go out of your way to build a datacenter or to use a substandard provider just so you can be close.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2002

    It would cost you far to much to run it yourself.
    Locate a decent datacentre in your general area

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    New York, NY
    A T1 (1.45Mbps) just to a local ISP is going to run you about $1000/month with loop. Unless you're close to a major city and can get transit to a network there, it's probably better to co-lo.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Originally posted by bqinternet
    A T1 (1.45Mbps) just to a local ISP is going to run you about $1000/month with loop. Unless you're close to a major city and can get transit to a network there, it's probably better to co-lo.
    While most WHT readers probably have little interest in T1 pricing, I would like to point out that T1 service is available for substantially less than $1000/mo from many providers in many cities. Hell, I had a Global Crossing T1 in the suburbs of Louisville, KY for < $1000/mo in 1999, and that included loop and backhaul to Cleveland or something equally GBLX-ish.
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    Yeah, i was just weighing out my options. I live in a small valley in southern oregon. The 'data centers' around here charge an arm and a leg ( avg price $200 for a 2u) and that's not including all the extra fees, ip's power back up and whatever else they want to stick you for.

    I've also visited a couple of them and they are nothing more than an office a couple racks and low end hardware and no backup bandwidth. If i wanted to i could walk in a couple of these bulidings and use a creditcard to open the door and be off with some new equipment.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Edmonton, Canada
    ok, so your sorted for equipment for your new datacentre
    Quality Canadian Web Hosting

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    Do what we did..

    Use the Telehouse, get your own Backbone Connection with Ip's and your set ;-)

    Mateo Meier
    Founder Artmotion

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    For the hell of it, i called charter and asked how much a 10 meg commit would be and I was quoted $150/meg and 126 IPs.

    Which may seem alot, but i'm in the middle of no where... I would only need a 10 meg commit for the time being so it wouldn't be too spendy, but the kicker is that it would cost $10/foot for a construction fee, my office is 8 blocks from the Head In... haha

    Sometimes it's just fun to call around and see how much something would cost.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Lynbrook, New York
    hehe, just contacted telehouse.

    want to see how much they charge for their dedicated datacenter suites.
    Sang P. Ma
    President/VizHost.Com, Inc.

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