Hi, I would like to get an idea or advise for collocation services here in Etobicoke or Mississauga area. I'm planing to use or small Mini-ITX Via Epia based system with one low profile HDD that would take about 1/4 space of U1 rack. The server purpouse would be for serving our online radio with stream, we do not use a lot of bandwidth nowadays, because we are just in the starting stage for this project. I currently use a VPS hosting from godaddy's services, and its time to move on dedicated server, proffered collocation in my area. Any here with an idea for a good price for this project ? I would really welcome anything. Thnx for your time
I think you might want to check your math on the sizing.
1u of space is 1.75" high, I somehow doubt your server is 1/4 the size of 1u .
i meant by that that in size of U1 u can put 4 via epia mobos, they are really small, intended for car pc or MediaCenter PC's ... im not here to promote them, they are good for one or 2 things, but not as a real server. I have to start with something small, then i will see if its enough if not i replace it for a better mashine
Unless you require specialised hardware, your best bet might be to go dedicated as your next move.
In hosting terms, dedicated means that you get full use of a server that is owned by and provided by your hosting company. This is usually cheaper than colocation, where you own the hardware and your hosting provider supplies the rackspace, power, cooling. Network is generally on top of that.
Thank you for help, this one looks very good to me. My colo that I was going to do is even weaker system then the cheapest there, I really appreciate this help, and even the price is very affordable, thank you very much