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    Looking for 1000 mbps unmetered server

    Hi all,

    I need a solution. Is it possible to obtain a 1000 mbps unmetered server for less than $5000 a month? The contract must be a month-month one with preferably a low to $0 setup cost.

    I need it to be as economical as possible. It would be used for downloading purposes and not gaming so the latency doesn't have to be the best.

    Also, I'm not sure if one server could share 1000 mbps so do you guys recommend multiple servers or can one server suffice.

    Please let me know a bunch of reliable hosts. You can IM me as well. I appreciate this very much guys, thanks!
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    Any company who could even dare to offer bandwidth billed at less than $8/Mbps is either very wealthy or very stupid... A GigE uplink (1Gbps, which is 1000Mbps) is in the ten-thousands per month. $25,000 and higher, depending on the provider. The best deal you'll ever get on an unmetered GigE connection is with OrangeFiber. (www.orangefiber.com)
    They offer very flexible metered AND unmetered plans, and your bill is not based on 95th Percentile billing (The most bandwidth you used in Mbps * .95 * Price/Mbps = Bandwidth bill).
    OrangeFiber uses a system called Average billing, which really works in favor of the customer. (Average bandwidth usage in Mbps * Price/Mbps)
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    i would suggest fdcservers as their about the only company ive seen who offer gigabit bandwidth -

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    Originally posted by NWSTech
    i would suggest fdcservers as their about the only company ive seen who offer gigabit bandwidth -
    Yes, companys offering gigabits of bandwidth are very rare nowadays... However, with FDCservers, you will never be able to reach even half of what they promise. I've used FDC in previous months and I've known people who have used FDC, and none of our experiences were pleasant.

    EDIT: FDC falls into the "Insane" category for offering gigabit bandwidth at $1/Mbps.

    EDIT 2: http://www.fdcservers.net/tos.html
    Scroll down to the bottom and read their fun little disclaimers about unmetered bandwidth plans... To sum it all up, the bandwidth is NOT dedicated and you'll be crammed into the same 6Gbits of bandwidth as everyone else who falls for their "unmetered bandwidth" tricks.
    Last edited by danclough; 06-06-2005 at 02:29 PM.

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    Anyone else have experience with them? I'm considering them

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    Avoid fdcservers. Try orangefiber. Neither are spectacular, but I much prefer orangefiber.

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    FDC is the BOTTOM of the barrel. How much better is OF? I'm hosting videos and images off it (FDC or potential OF)

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    You can try contact
    AlphaRed.com

    very good provider.
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    Originally posted by nikolakidman
    You can try contact
    AlphaRed.com

    very good provider.
    AlphaRed is OrangeFiber

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    It's possible to get a gig ... 1) I doubt he'll use the whole gig 2) Cogent pricing is right around there
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    Why do you need a gigE link? You'll be serving large files all the time? Are you sure you need it?

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    a gige uplink to a signe server - would make ddos on his box easier to handle i guess
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    I now i have seen a single server do 600Megabits before, it was a dual cpu though..

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    A. it is possible to push 1 gbps on a single CPU single cored server. In fact, it is easier than you think. You can use shoutcast alone to do it, a mixture of shoutcast and static file serving, or just plain file serving. I don't believe thttpd is capable of 1000 mbps, but Zeus is. Though it is expensive, it is possible to push 1000 mbps by serving files.

    B. If you don't plan to use 1000 mbps, why pay for it? If any provider was willing to sell you 1000 mbps, they'd charge you more than cost to make a profit. They wouldn't want to risk overselling it here. Try and buy exactly what you need, and upgrade/pay as you go, you'll save a lot more money this way. Also, while $5,000 is a little unreasonable, even for OrangeFiber, sub $10,000 *might* be possible, but I highly doubt they would let you push 1000 mbps all the time. Try to go for something like 600-700 mbps, and perhaps a 1000 meg cap and you could pay 95th.

    C. Nobody in their right mind, would up their commits of their YEARLY contract, to provide you with a MONTH TO MONTH contract. It's too big of a risk. You could certainly pay monthly, but you would still have to be locked in at a year, especially at that pricing.

    I wish you the best of luck.

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    Lighttpd, Litespeed, Cherokee. They are all capable of serving 1 gbit on a single cpu server. I find it funny that people who have only used apache can't understand that you can do such things. Its almost magic.
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    Originally posted by TheVoice
    Lighttpd, Litespeed, Cherokee. They are all capable of serving 1 gbit on a single cpu server. I find it funny that people who have only used apache can't understand that you can do such things. Its almost magic.
    Yeah, i dont know how stable lighttpd, litespeed, and cherokee are. thttpd and Zeus are both very reputable and stable. I know a lot of people think apache is the only thing, but you cant really blame them, it's the commodity of the web hosting market.

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    What would you say is the best all round webserver? (Other than apache).

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    Originally posted by elix
    AlphaRed is OrangeFiber

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    Indeed

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    best is to code your own

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    I dont think I have the next 99 years free to code my own

    And of the free webservers, which is best?

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    Originally posted by Woofcat
    best is to code your own
    I think it would be really interesting if every webhost on WHT decided to code their own httpd...

    All you'd see is threads like

    Host X Down!
    Host Y Down!
    Host Z Down!

    But that old school apache guy is running fine, he just cant push 1gbps.

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    Apache is probably the best commercial web server, but it depends on what you're doing. If you're serving up millions of images, it makes no sense to use Apache, and therefore something like thttpd is the best. The best "all around" web server, is hands down Zeus. But it is extremely expensive (and usually well worth it).

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    If you look at all the webservers available the one with the best track record, large user base, features and performance I would have to go with Lighttpd.

    If you're not a confident admin, need a GUI to work within and need a quick apache replacement then Litespeed would be the best choice.

    For best performance nothing can trump Cherokee. Its use of pthreads pushes it over the edge and has been clocked at 20,000 requests per second.

    Zeus has an interesting feature set but I've found it difficult to setup and not worth the cost when looking at the alternatives above.

    Apache with Squid infront of it can also do well since you proxy slow connections to apache and reduce forking calls.

    In terms of OS's to run download servers from I tend to prefer Freebsd for its ease of use in configuring things like file descriptor limits, kqueue, and one of the few working sendfile implementations.
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    1000mbps = warez

    what else can u need that much bw for.

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    Originally posted by Peruvianfinest
    1000mbps = warez

    what else can u need that much bw for.
    well, porn is the first thing that comes to mind. Shoutcast servers? Streaming media servers? Hell, something as simple as a slashdot or anandtech probably pushes that much bandwidth on any given afternoon.

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    Originally posted by Peruvianfinest
    1000mbps = warez

    what else can u need that much bw for.
    If that's so. To the OP: Link me to the site when it's up *gets download manager ready*. Nah, I am just kidding . (I am really warez free).

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    Originally posted by JHosts
    CNET uses a few gbps alone. Microsoft im sure uses many gbps for their updates. Image hosts, file hosts, not everything on the net is for warez
    Yeah but CNET and M$ don't come to WHT looking for Gig-E unmetered deds

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    i wish i had a gbit unmetered..i should could use it.

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    Despite their popularity, I seriously doubt slashdot or anandtech would be using GigE and utilizing them to the limits.
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    Originally posted by Babushka99
    Despite their popularity, I seriously doubt slashdot or anandtech would be using GigE and utilizing them to the limits.
    However, it may spike pretty close to that during peak hours.

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    True...spike it can.

    But still 1000Mbps dedicated for a singular server for $5k *shakes head*
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    Lol im quite amazed to see this discussion jump from shouting out possible hosts for the topic starter to compiling own apache clones, oh and dont forget the warez thing, and then at the end of page 3 we get back ontopic

    /Ontopic
    I dont think that its that strange of a question really. I mean i might be pissing ons someones personal secrets here but i know a certain Provider wich (is known thoughout whole europe) has 9 gigE Warez machines running. And i dont even think they care :? As long as it gets paid for i guess, and i seriously dont even think that the amout exceeds the 5grand you mentioned.

    If you are only gonna use it for files, why not put it here in NL ? I think that i could hook up something nice for 5grand

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    That sure is a lot of porn videos you'll be serving, there

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    Post Thanks everyone!

    Hi,

    Wow, thanks for all the replies! I appreciate it very much.

    Would some of you be able to answer the second part of my question which was if anybody knew of reliable hosts that do unmetered packages. Perferably hosts that do unmetered packages over 100 mbits/sec. The server would only be used for downloading files. Not gaming, not warez, not porn.


    So far I know of:

    ev1servers.net - $1995/month for 100 mbits/sec unmetered.

    orangefiber.com - $2000/month for 200 mbits/sec unmetered.

    crucialparadigm.com - $2600/month for 200 mbits/sec unmetered.



    If anyone knows of any other hosts, I'd appreciate it very much if you could list them.

    If anyone has feedback about the above hosts, please let me know as I am considering using the later two as they are more economical in pricing.

    Thanks again everyone for taking the time to reply to this thread. I really do appreciate what everyone has said and I've read all of your posts mindfully.

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