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    Rent to Own

    I am just looking around for places that you can pay monthly for a few months and then after about 6 - 12 months you own the server and then you just pay a smaller fee for the bandwith.

    I know that ezzi.net do this but I cannot find any other but ezzi's Rent to Own plan looks good but I just want to shop around a bit to see if I can get a better offer.
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    Bakie,

    I know that hostdime.com offers rent-to-own, although not publically.
    Most would be willing to work out a deal/contract with you for a few additional dollars per month.
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    I am sure most hosts that do custom configurations will obliged.

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    Ok, Thanks for the help. I will contact my current host and ask them nicely .
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    Bakie
    You may find that buying a server and co-locating will be less expensive in the long run. Not sure what specs you are after but a quality entry level server can often be purchased around $1000 these days.

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    Huck,

    I personally prefer rent-to-own - as there are less upfront costs and as you'll be co-locating it anyways you might as well reduce it to a monthly payment.

    It all depends on how much you're willing to plop down from the getgo - but 150-200 a month compared to 1100+ in a single month (or more if you get a decent machine) is much more viable for some of the smaller companies.
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    Very true. Just pointing out the other options.

    Also, I forgot to mention that Dell provides a lease plan with a buy-out option. If you are a new company the terms may not be favorable though.

    If you do rent-to-own, make sure that the party responsible for repairs/maintenance is clearly defined in your contract.

    I know of a couple of companies that used to rent-to-own but they only provide a 90 day period. After which if the box died, it was up to you to pay to repair it.

    We checked into a large number of options late last year before deciding to move our own operations to co-lo. Generally, we found that over a 24 month period co-location was less expensive and better suited our needs. Needs and financial resources vary of course.

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