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Old 11-05-2000, 09:17 AM
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Hi all, i am very interested in going dedicated with catalog.com, however they have a minimum 6 month contract...

'* All dedicated plans require a 6-month contract.'

Should I go with them?

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Old 11-05-2000, 10:50 AM
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This must be new. I have been there for almost 2 monhts and my contract is only 30 days.

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Old 11-05-2000, 11:38 AM
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Old 11-05-2000, 12:05 PM
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It's not at all uncommon for dedicated server companies to have contracts with minimum time committments. I've seen 6 months, a year and 2 years. With some companies, longer terms are offered as optional.

Consider this - with dedicated servers, the company has purchased a server and committed its resources, including the time it takes to set it up, along with connectivity, exclusively for your use. They have made expenditures of money, time and resources for your use. To expect you to commit to them, as they have to you, is reasonable and fair.


If you've done your research and selected a reputable, dependable company, a committment should be no problem. Some reputable companies even offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

If you haven't done the work on such an important decision, your problems run much deeper than committments and they are only beginning.

As it turns out, Catalog.com is one of the better spoken of companies discussed here and seem receptive to their customers' (and potential customers') needs. I wouldn't have any hesitation on the issue of a 6 month contract, as I didn't with my own provider.

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Old 11-05-2000, 12:22 PM
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A 6 month contract isnt bad at all, alot of dedicated server companys require a year, as for catalog.com they seem very good.

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Old 11-05-2000, 01:45 PM
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I do not like contracts for dedicated servers. If the server sucks you are locked in for 6 months. There are reputable and good hosts that only require month to month contracts so you may want to check some other hosts out.

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Old 11-05-2000, 01:52 PM
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But when you properly research for a good dedicated provider, your risk if getting a server that sucks, will be minimized.

You also have to take into consideration any setup fees etc. Some require two month payment to start.

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Old 11-05-2000, 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by etones
Hi all, i am very interested in going dedicated with catalog.com, however they have a minimum 6 month contract...

'* All dedicated plans require a 6-month contract.'

Should I go with them?

Cheers all.
Well I'm with them and here's the deal... they say minimum 6 month contract but you still pay by the month so if you're worried about having to drop down a serious hunk of cash don't. They do this to make sure to pay for the equipment. If you look in most cases at 200+/mo times 6 months that's around $1200 which would be enough to pay for most of the server. Becuase of the work involved with a dedicated server they just don't want to having people signing up and 2 months later leaving. It's pretty much standard practive by the bigger hosts.

Although I just want to point out that right now they are having network problems. It's no a real big problem but in the last week they've had a few nights of intermitent downtime becuase their main connnection @home(cox) is upgrading their network. And for some reason the way it's being done their other connections aren't getting used. They have a explination on their dedicated servers board at http://bulletin.catalog.com

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Old 11-05-2000, 11:07 PM
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That must be new because I just got a sever 2 weeks ago and it was month to month then. But if I had it to over I would have gone on the 6 months deal.

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Old 11-06-2000, 07:36 PM
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Angry Wrong choice


I signed with catalog.com there are 10 day now.
Wrong choice! There are too problems with
the reliability of their network.

Downtime and bad route...

I looking for a new dedicated hosting...


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Old 11-06-2000, 07:42 PM
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Re: Wrong choice

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I signed with catalog.com there are 10 day now.
Wrong choice! There are too problems with
the reliability of their network.

Downtime and bad route...

I looking for a new dedicated hosting...
That past 10 days or so have seen very bad intermittent packet loss with their connection to the @home backbone. They claim it is being worked on, but do not elaborate on exactly what.

I hope they finally get this fixed and fixed fast, or I may have to re-think my decision.


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Old 11-06-2000, 07:54 PM
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Not fixed at this time

They was downtime the last hour... Well, I doubt
they are able to fix these problems.

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Old 11-07-2000, 10:58 AM
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Thumbs up

Network support told me they had a gigabit switch go down, and it took some time to replace it. Their redundant switch took over but could not handle the load.

Their bulletin board will be back up this afternoon.

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