Cobalt RaQ3 @
20 GB TIER-1 MULTI-HOMED Bandwidth: Cable & Wireless, Genuity, Sprint, BellSouth, BGP4
$100 / month, $50 setup (setup waived if from WHT). These are unmanaged servers, however, we are only responsible for keeping the cobalt (plus any third party software we install for the customer) up-to-date with security patches
Seems ok providing you have good support, uptime etc. I mean most people around here are so used to getting p4 servers with a gig of memory and 400gb of bandwidth that they would not even think about taking and offer like that up.. I would say you would need to get a decent reputation first.. If you are just starting out maybe offer something like 75 a mo. 75 setup and 50gb bw and you might get some bites.. good luck..
i think what he means is unless your pretty handy with a soldering iron you can not upgrade a raq 3 to anything beyond a 300 mhz processor because it wont work at anything beyond 300 mhz no matter what you put in it.
internap is premium... not because of all their connecitivity (although thats impressive too)... but because of their routing technology... they don't use BGP... BGP is based around going through as few networks as possible to get to the desination... not as few hops / lowest latency (not saying fewer hops means less latency) to get to the destination... internap's routing doesn't take into consideration fewest hops... it takes into consideration lowest latency... which is quite innovative... heh... and in the end, very fast... internap doesn't really own a backbone... just connections to all the big guys in every city they have a POP... heh
archie2, you're in a different area of the market... you're in the budget side... the quality side is for those that value their sites more than life itself (their sites are their lives)... and don't want to lose a single visitor of traffic because a competitor's site is faster... ... ...