Dedicated Server Package GVP2 $299 per month
Dual Intel Xeon 2.8GHz CPU's
2GB FB ECC RAM
2 X 74GB SCSI HDD's in Raid 1
Linux CentOS with Plesk CP installed for up to 30 domains
An included IP range of 30 addresses
3500GB Of Transfer
Semi Silver Level Managed Services for immediate NOC root response
After massive amounts of research on the net, and basing my decision on simple latency and hop Speed and location. I live in Long Island, NY. The datacenter is in Brooklyn, NY. Basically 30 minute driving distance from my house. So, just in case an emergency situation comes about I can actually drive to the datacenter and speak with the techs directly. Also, having the capability to migrate easily should I ever decide to co-locate in their datacenter.
I ordered the server late on Thursday night last week. They had initially promised me a turn around time of one day, which would mean the dedicated server would be available to use on Friday by 8PM at night. Although I had slightly changed things around a bit because I requested to adjust the PleskCP installion by using Mysql 4.20 instead of Mysql 5.0 as well as an older version of PHP to make sure I have no compatibility issues when restoring my huge vbulletin database. So, they took about 1 extra day in processing because there software techs were off until Saturday. The server got processed and was ready early this morning complete with all of the modifications I requested.
Only 1 issue has arisen. For whatever reason Plesk CP 8.3 did not install a license key, so I was using a demo control panel. I had emailed galaxyvisions.com NOC today on a sunday with my root password, and within 15 mintues they had installed a brand new 30 domain license key in Plesk for me. I am extremely satisfied with customer service so far.
I have two very large operations that I am still a little hesitant to transfer over to the new server until I am fully satisfied with speed and config. (www.svtsnake.com
, however I do have one domain that should be functioning on the new galaxyvisions IP: www.nsgcenter.com
if anyone would like to test it out.
The server is incredibly fast, and a night and day difference compared to my old Aplus.net Premium Dedicated server.
I will attach a screenshot of my ping and throughput from my house. I am extremely impressed with server speed. Here is the screenshot: http://www.svtsnake.com/test.jpg
9ms ping speed from my house
2.1 MB/s throughput!!!!
I would also like to know if you guys could ping my server IP address from different locations in the US and let me know what you get. IP: 220.127.116.11
Also, I have provided a 30 MB test file here, please right click save as and let me know sustained read:
Please provide me with bandwidth results from all around the country.
Obviously I do not have any data on reliability. You will need to give me a few months. So far, very impressed.
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