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    Cheap Co-Location Bandwidth. I need 30Mbps of bandwidth.

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    I currently pay around 725 dollars a month for a dual operton 250 server, with 3 gigs of ram, a 400 gig hard drive, and a dedicated 20Mbps connection. However, I am tired of paying for the connection and the server. I want to build my own server, and just pay for the connection. Can anyone point me in the right direction of good colocation providers in the USA (preferably on the East Coast) that have good prices on bandwidth. I only plan to colocate one server. I need a multi-homed provider.

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    You will have to remeber on colo bandwidth its not normally oversold so you pay for every bit. As such you might find the savings to be smaller than you thought. You then have to factor in the cost of hardware as well + the fact you would have to repair / replace all the hardware yourself
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    You should be able to find a provider for 30MBPS Co-location for right around the same price you are paying for the Dedicated Server with 20MBPS currently.
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    Last edited by sirius; 09-08-2006 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurstNET
    You should be able to find a provider for 30MBPS Co-location for right around the same price you are paying for the Dedicated Server with 20MBPS currently.
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    So you mean to tell me I should stay dedicated instead of colocated?? I wanted to upgrade my hardware, and they were talking about a major price increase. For SCSI drives, and upgraded to the latest AMD operton processor instead of the 250's i have.. was going to be like an addition 500+ a month. So i thought in the end it would be cheaper to go colocated. Since i can build the server i wont, and will only have to pay for the connection.

    Can someone name places that have good prices on bandwidth??? One of my sites uses 10Mbps of bandwidth (over 3,000 gigs a month) .. and im launching another one. So I definitely need the bandwidth, because ill use it. Please list some good providers with good prices.

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    You probably will save on colocation, just don't expect it to be extremely cheap if you get quality bandwidth. That being said, what type of bandwidth are you looking for? You already said multi-homed, but do you want something like Cogent, or do you want premium bandwidth?
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    If you use 3tb of bandwidth a month , for one site, Colocating is going to be very expensive for you.
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    Did you want good quality BW or BW that gets the job done and is cheap? Your going to find huge differences in prices, example would be tier 1 bw (level 3, uunet and such) at >$40 per mbps at 30mbps commit, vs Cogent bw at sub $20 perhaps even sub $15 per mbps from some providers at a 30mbps commit.

    If your coloing just one server the colo costs will be inexpensive, its the BW quality / cost you will need to decide on. The other person does have a point, remember if this is your hardware you will have to fix / have it fixed. Some places charge large "remote hands" fees to do repairs / onsite work to your server.
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    You can find ATT @ the $25.00 to $30.00 level and Cogent/BTTN at the $15.00 (+ or – a little) level for a 30meg deal……use the host quote.

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    Theres a few providers here that do $15/Mbit. Should be able to find 1U + Bandwidth for $550~.
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    $100.00 a month for the 1u rental seems a little high, you should try for the $30.00 to $50.00 price range for a 1u.

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    I don't need TIER 1 bandwidth. I just need something that gets the job done, and something that will allow me to use the full amount of bandwidth needed. I currently host with VOXROX as a dedicated customer. I dont use their premium bandwidth, so cogent is fine. Infact I hear they are the cheapest, I just want a good dead. Can anyone point me to the right host? I dont care about if the equipment breaks, I plan to build a top of the line server with the best parts on the market. So I'm not too worried about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by music
    $100.00 a month for the 1u rental seems a little high, you should try for the $30.00 to $50.00 price range for a 1u.
    Don't usualy allow alot of power on those kind of prices.
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    I would definately recommend OrangeFiber. I have been with them for 8 months now and not a single downtime, seriously its been remarkable. When I have a support issue its always been taken care of.

    Email their sales guy Mike and mention my SN and he will hook you up with the lowest colo per megabit prices.

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    I can suggest wiresix at http://www.wiresix.com

    They specialize in high bandwidth users and do a very good job.
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    OrangeFiber.com / Alphared.com has some really good prices and service. I use them for all of my web services and have had no downtime except reboots and other non-avoidable problems. I use TONS of bandwidth each month and keep a very low bill (More $ In my Wallet!)

    I looked around and for everything you want you can get for ~ $500 a month with OrangeFiber.com. I know you can e-mail [email protected] for a quick response. I'd say shoot them an e-mail get some final pricing. I must say I love working with a friendly company who gets the job done, and this is what I've always found with them.

    In short - I don't think you can go wrong. Low Prices, Great Service, and on a personal note everyone I've talked to has been very prompt and done an A+ Job!, not many places I work with have both, but I guess that's why I put so much faith in OrangeFiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgphoto
    I can suggest wiresix at http://www.wiresix.com

    They specialize in high bandwidth users and do a very good job.
    coloc page doesnt work...

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    Well I don't know if you'd want Chicago, but FDCServers.net is a cheap unmetered host.

    They tell you to expect 5TB-9TB on their 100mbit unmetered for $199.00 so thats about 20-30mbps for only $199/server.

    Their bandwidth isn't the best or the most reliable but since you said cogent is fine I'm sure a Cogent, abovenet, telia mix wouldn't be out of the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unmgroup
    I currently host with VOXROX as a dedicated customer
    Have you tried contacting Voxel about co-location? It is the parent company of Voxrox, and you'll most likely be able to keep your same IP addresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeNIC~
    coloc page doesnt work...

    yeah page is missing, the site is nearly two years out of date. We do not advertise and work through referrals and personal client contacts only.

    That said, we've got a new site in the works that we should be launching next month to take care of those missing pages

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    Quote Originally Posted by WireSix
    yeah page is missing, the site is nearly two years out of date. We do not advertise and work through referrals and personal client contacts only.

    That said, we've got a new site in the works that we should be launching next month to take care of those missing pages
    Thats good to hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeNIC~
    Thats good to hear
    A web page is the most important thing in this industry while selling your products


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    Quality of service is as well. Happy customers tends to refer friends and say good things about you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mfjp
    Quality of service is as well. Happy customers tends to refer friends and say good things about you.
    Exactly.

    Fortuneatly for us our site isn't how we obtain customers. Happy customers is

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonblzx
    Well I don't know if you'd want Chicago, but FDCServers.net is a cheap unmetered host.

    They tell you to expect 5TB-9TB on their 100mbit unmetered for $199.00 so thats about 20-30mbps for only $199/server.

    Their bandwidth isn't the best or the most reliable but since you said cogent is fine I'm sure a Cogent, abovenet, telia mix wouldn't be out of the question.
    I hate when companies fluff their unmetered service without telling you how many will be using that 100mbit port. 199.00 might be very expensive if you have other high users on the same port. I was about to signup for their 1Gbit plan for 999 but I could not find any info on their site that says how many users will be using the 1Gbit port... too bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by registercheaper
    I hate when companies fluff their unmetered service without telling you how many will be using that 100mbit port. 199.00 might be very expensive if you have other high users on the same port. I was about to signup for their 1Gbit plan for 999 but I could not find any info on their site that says how many users will be using the 1Gbit port... too bad
    actually all the bandwidth usage details are quite clearly listed at www.fdcservers.net/tos.html (bottom of the page). You can also contact [email protected]
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    like I said, you get around 5000-9000GB of transfer for the 100mbit, thats what they tell you so thats around 20-30mbps. Not a bad deal for $199 but not a choice for someone who needs reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonblzx
    like I said, you get around 5000-9000GB of transfer for the 100mbit, thats what they tell you so thats around 20-30mbps. Not a bad deal for $199 but not a choice for someone who needs reliability.
    Their 1Gbit unmetered service plan will average around 30tb a month. I need 20TB a month to run my sites. Do you think it's safe to buy the 1Gbit unmetered service plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonblzx
    like I said, you get around 5000-9000GB of transfer for the 100mbit, thats what they tell you so thats around 20-30mbps. Not a bad deal for $199 but not a choice for someone who needs reliability.
    Please share with us the reliability issues you have had. Also post it up on the FDC Forums as others whould like to see what you got.

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    I have some experience with Alphared/Orangefiber too... I like their prices, and speed. The only thing that I was not extremely impressed with is their support, however it is not unbearable.

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    music, no offense to you but FDC is on the value end of services. It's amazing the pricing you guys can offer but I wouldn't say it's a network for people who need reliable premium hosting, not having an uptime/availability SLA kind of turned me off from your services.

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    The OP said they are fine with the value-end of things, so a provider like FDC doesn't necessairly have to be ruled out. Though I'd encourage you to consider doing what bq suggested with looking at coloing at voxel, as their cogent prices seem pretty solid last time I saw them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonblzx
    music, no offense to you but FDC is on the value end of services. It's amazing the pricing you guys can offer but I wouldn't say it's a network for people who need reliable premium hosting, not having an uptime/availability SLA kind of turned me off from your services.
    None taken

    FDC is not a mission critical facility but probably falls into the reliable category
    http://www.hyperspin.com/publicrepor...j2Xcp6ih4bM%20 But you are right, it could be better over the last 2 years.

    Some people think that SLA’s are more like a marketing tool. Typically they pay out very little for any down time.

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    I would also choose OrangeFiber

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    I will also choose OrangeFiber if they, someday or somehow respond my emails...Which, I send to sales department for over 2 weeks and until today I haven’t hear anything.

    I guess that my best option besides OF, could be FDC, I think that his 99.9% uptime is enough for web hosting, and for 150 bucks you can at least pull 5 TB of transfer, which could cost you a lot more in other data centers.

    As far as Voxel with cogent they are OK, but I still waiting for their prices to show in their website. I am interested in his managed cluster services with the collocation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by music
    $100.00 a month for the 1u rental seems a little high, you should try for the $30.00 to $50.00 price range for a 1u.
    In the New York market, ~ $100/U sounds right.
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    does voxel charge $100 for 1U? i think that they are in NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by music
    None taken

    FDC is not a mission critical facility but probably falls into the reliable category
    http://www.hyperspin.com/publicrepor...j2Xcp6ih4bM%20 But you are right, it could be better over the last 2 years.

    Some people think that SLA’s are more like a marketing tool. Typically they pay out very little for any down time.
    I just signed up with FDC. (799.00 per month) so far the Service has been less than great.
    I'm not the most knowledgeable webmaster out there but I know bad service when I get it. After waiting for them to fix my cpanel. I wrote to there support.
    You can see a copy of the conversation below.


    Hello,
    Let me try this again. I hope this is not an indication of future customer service with your company.

    1. Cpanel is still not working and it has been over 4 hours. I receive this error message when I login:
    "Updating Internal cPanel Information.... The cPanel license server said that there was no license for your ip address. For more information visit: http://www.cpanel.net/lic.html The exact message was: No license entry found for your machine (*********)! . Done Content-type: text/plain"

    2. My domain host request a ALPHA CHARACTER for the Name Servers. for example A or B or C.... get it?
    Your email contains a NUMERICAL VALUE for the nameservers. So let me try this again. Can you tell me what I should change my nameservers to? example... NS1.nameserver.com and NS2.nameserver.com

    Thank You


    FDCServers Support <[email protected]> wrote:
    If you read the email you will see that cpanel might take up to 2 hours
    Also again in the email it says what nameserver you might use if you
    choose to use ours.

    Thank you

    Eric wrote:
    > Are they still working on the Cpanel?
    > What should I change my name servers to? ns1? ns2?
    > Thanks

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    If you looking on East Coast colo - check webair.com - they have few locations in NY

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    check Cihost at New Jersey

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