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Old 02-26-2001, 06:57 PM
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Hello!

Ive read somewhere that it is quiet cheaper if you build your own server, like I always buy all my components myself for my home pc.

Does anybody of you have any experiences with that, did anybody of you have built your own server, installed linux, freebsd, win2k or so?

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:13 PM
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In my case... yes, definitely! I build my own 1U rackmount chasis and I can save at least $400 than buying it on the net, even with the cheapest/best deal on the net...

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:19 PM
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Yes. Even counting the shipping of the parts, it is cheaper than buying a computer from a company like Dell or Compaq. I would definitely recommend building your own ... if you know what you are doing.

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:26 PM
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with Dell/Compaq? Gee... I can save at least $1000 if not $2000

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:57 PM
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thank you!

Ive found servelinux.com and places where I can blackrack, penguincomputing.com and similar providers. I think they are a bit cheaper than Dell/Compaq etc. but would you tell me some places where I can buy all the components, maybe also providers which offer leases and buyout, fmp, 10% options?

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Old 02-26-2001, 09:01 PM
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thank you!

Ive found servelinux.com and places where I can blackrack, penguincomputing.com and similar providers. I think they are a bit cheaper than Dell/Compaq etc. but would you tell me some places where I can buy all the components, maybe also providers which offer leases and buyout, fmp, 10% options?
To buy rackmount chasis, try:
http://www.rackmountequipment.com
http://www.rackmountland.com
http://www.rackmountnet.com (I use this company).

I have found http://www.googlegear.com to be pretty good if you want to buy Retail CPU. http://www.pricewatch.com may be useful for you reference, but remember... a lot of junk companies out there, some are good though....

Good luck

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Old 02-26-2001, 11:13 PM
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I'm surprised nobody has asked this question yet...

Are you going to co-locate your servers?
There are quite a few draw backs to this.

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Old 02-27-2001, 02:01 AM
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I'm surprised nobody has asked this question yet...

Are you going to co-locate your servers?
There are quite a few draw backs to this.
compared to un-managed dedicated server, I think colo is better... I can put 512MB/HD of memory without having the host charge me for additional memory/HD montly.

compared to managed dedicated server, colo is much cheaper...

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Old 02-27-2001, 05:26 AM
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Well co-location might turn out to be cheaper if your lucky. Because, if you have any hardware failure, you will be responsible for sending in replacements. Which can be time consuming, in turn increasing the server downtime.

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Old 02-27-2001, 08:06 AM
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Thank you dektong!

Im now thinking of builing my own server and installing FreeBSD on it (see: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...hreadid=6366). Co-locate it at e.g. dtwebworks.com. Their co-location prices are unbeatable and for $2/gig or $3/gig respectively.

Would you tell me what control panel I should use?

thank you.

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Old 02-27-2001, 08:19 AM
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Would you tell me what control panel I should use?
Cpanel @ http://www.darkorb.net

[Edited by kunal on 02-27-2001 at 07:24 AM]

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Old 02-27-2001, 08:45 AM
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without having the host charge me for additional memory/HD montly
That is a rip off. What you pay them monthly in two months actually pays for the whole thing?

Buy the thing out-right!

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Old 02-27-2001, 09:28 AM
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Perhaps you can get one of these, chuck out the spares for personal use and...

http://www.cognigen-pc.com/viewitem....&itemid=189681


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Old 02-27-2001, 09:57 AM
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Is the DarkOrb a cp made of cpanel3 and web host manager?
Ive read that it is still the beta.

Kunal, do you mean I should use cpanel3 from cpanel.net?

thanx

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Old 02-27-2001, 10:00 AM
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Is the DarkOrb a cp made of cpanel3 and web host manager?
Ive read that it is still the beta.

Kunal, do you mean I should use cpanel3 from cpanel.net?

thanx
Yup.

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