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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb The Planet | Best Network, Data Centers, and Support + Deals = The Best Hosting Value

    The Planet boasts and industry-leading 120+ Gbps network, six wholly-owned data centers, friendly customer support, and the best value for your dedicated hosting dollar:

    Tomorrow's Technology Today :
    Order the cutting-edge server below with promo code "TTT" to get a $50/mo Savings on Kentsfields!

    Intel Xeon 3210 Quad Core Kentsfield Processor
    250 GB Hard Drive
    2048 MB RAM
    2500 GB Bandwidth
    Regular Price: $259
    NOW ONLY $209

    Visit our Tomorrow's Technology Today link from now through March 2 to get all the details about this limited supply promotion.


    Double Bandwidth + Free Setup!
    Use promo code dd-bw on your new server order between now and 11:59pm CST on February 24, and we'll double your bandwidth for FREE and waive your setup fee.

    Visit our Double Bandwidth + Free Setup page for this promotion's details.


    FREE Setup on KVM
    For a limited time, have a brand new Lantronix Spider KVM installed on your server for FREE, and you'll have complete remote access capabilities to manage your server from the beach or your backyard for only $30/mo ... This promotion is an incredible value for you because it saves you the normal $100 setup immediately, and it is much more attractive to us than bringing all that sand into the data centers.

    Visit our KVM page to order yours today!


    Current Customers: Upgrade Special
    In this customer-exclusive promotion, the cost for all bandwidth, RAM, and HD upgrades for our existing users is cut in half!

    The Double Upgrade Special page for this promotion's details and to contact sales.


    Prices Slashed on Dedicated Backup Servers with R1Soft's CDP
    The Planet's Dedicated Backup Servers bring you the industry's best value in backup: Low cost-per-gigabyte configurations with R1Soft's easy-to-use Continuous Data Protection (CDP). Don't get burned by neglecting backups on your mission-critical data.

    Choose from one of our three most popular RAID 5 configurations: 500GB ($239/mo or ~$0.48/GB), 1TB ($339/mo or ~$0.34/GB), or 1.5TB ($439/mo or ~$0.29/GB)!

    Head to The Planet's Back It Up page now to get all the details about this limited-time, limited-supply promotion.


    A Server Free For All
    ALL new server orders are eligible for a package of free add-ons:
    • Free Setup
    • 2 Free SSL Certificates
    • Free 2GB DiskSync Backup
    All servers over $200/mo are also eligible for an upgrade to 10 GB of Free DiskSync and a Free Control Panel from cPanel, Plesk, Ensim or Helm!

    Click to get all the details about our Free For All.
    Last edited by KHazard; 02-18-2008 at 11:48 AM.
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    Nice prices and wicked tag line good luck in the future
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    Just gettin back into the game!

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    If I order the "Tomorrow's Technology Today" $50 Savings, do I still get the "A Server Free For All" Free setup, 2 Free SSL, and Free 2GB Backup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by illusionmike View Post
    Nice prices and wicked tag line good luck in the future
    Thanks illusionmike!

    Quote Originally Posted by clickelement View Post
    If I order the "Tomorrow's Technology Today" $50 Savings, do I still get the "A Server Free For All" Free setup, 2 Free SSL, and Free 2GB Backup?
    Hi clickelement,

    The promotions are mutually exclusive, so the best value for you would be based on each promotion's overall long-term cost savings for you. If you needed all of the "Free For All" freebies, you'd be saving around $30 per year (~$2.50/mo) on Rapid SSL certs, $25/mo on the highest eligible monthly cost for a control panel, $25 one-time (broken out to $2.09/mo over a year), and $10/mo on DiskSync backup.

    Overall, the Free For All Promotion would save you an average of $39.59/mo over the course of a year, so the $50 savings on the Kentsfield processor would be a better promotion to take advantage of if you need a Kentsfield with 2 SSL certs, a control panel, and Disk Sync.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like any more information.

    -Kevin
    Kevin Hazard
    Director, Digital Content
    SoftLayer, an IBM Companyhttp://twitter.com/softlayer

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    Hmmmm do you only provide US hosted servers or can you do UK hosting aswell?
    Mikey
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    Currently, we have six data centers: two in Houston, TX, and four in Dallas, TX. We're always looking at opportunities to expand into other geographic regions (and countries), but we do not have any concrete plans for a location outside of the US in the near term ... This centralization in Texas enables us to concentrate our 120+ Gbps network connectivity to maximize the bandwidth available to each of our data centers.
    Kevin Hazard
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    SoftLayer, an IBM Companyhttp://twitter.com/softlayer

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    Ok what about the amount of IP's that come with the servers and how much any other IP address would be if bought?
    Mikey
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    Quote Originally Posted by illusionmike View Post
    Ok what about the amount of IP's that come with the servers and how much any other IP address would be if bought?
    10 IP addresses are included in a standard order, and you have the option of upgrading to 26 for $16 ($1 per additional IP) or to 58 for $32 (~$0.67 per additional IP). If you are looking for more than 58 IP addresses, you can speak with a sales rep to get a quote on those volume needs. I can put you in touch with someone to get you the best deal if you'd like... Just let me know.

    -Kevin
    Kevin Hazard
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    SoftLayer, an IBM Companyhttp://twitter.com/softlayer

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    I assume this Intel Xeon 3210 Quad Core Kentsfield Processor is better than a Dual XEON, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoli View Post
    I assume this Intel Xeon 3210 Quad Core Kentsfield Processor is better than a Dual XEON, right?
    In terms of overall processing power, yes. The Kentsfield is a quad core processor, whereas a Dual Xeon includes two single core processor, so there are twice the number of processor cores. Also the Kentsfield has a larger cache (two 4 MB L2 caches vs. 512 KiB or 1024 KiB) and faster front side bus (1066 MT/s vs 533 MT/s or 800 MT/s).

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    Couple of questions on the kentsfields

    Ignoring the special offer at the moment....

    1) Why is the SCSI version $50 dearer (especially when it does not include a free Network backup, as the sata one does (Network Backup: 40GB - Mo. Fee/Setup Fee: ($0.00/$0.00))

    2) Again on the SCSI version, if we go for a large HDD, why is no credit given for not having the orginal HDD if one chooses the HDD: 146GB, 15K RPM SCSI/SAS Hard Drive - Mo. Fee/Setup Fee: ($40.00/$0.00) - it is the same price as the 300GB 10K RPM drive (which is $60 a month cheaper than having this as a second drive)

    Finally - which is better?

    OS: Redhat Enterprise Linux - x64, Version 4
    OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 5
    OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux - x86_64, Version 5

    We will be running one site (3GB BW/PM) on this server with offers being pulled from a MySQL database.

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