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    Lightbulb Fdc Servers ? Or Midphaze ? Urgent Suggestion pls

    im planning to buy dedicated i have a budget of 300 usd per month

    so i got 2 option

    1) To Go with Fdc

    100Mbit Burstable Unmetered Dedicated Server #1

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    • Hard Disk Space - 1x500GB HDD
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    $ 299 /month / But many people says thats fdc is not good , they have fake hardwares , and not a good support at all / and their all time excuses is HARDWARE FAILURE




    2) Midphase.com dedicated

    This one
    http://midphase.com/html_files/pland...cated_NS02.php


    pls suggest with which one i shud go with

    im starting my web hosting business and i will sell hosting... so plz suggest me best

    Thanks

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    for me FDC has been great. support answers usually in 10 minutes.
    no hardware failures or no probs at all

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    More suggestions are welcome.... pls help

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    What kind of suggestions are you looking for? For server config or for the company?
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    Looking for company which is better

    i wish to go with fdc but i heard many bad reviews about them like
    fdc is not good , they have fake hardwares , and not a good support at all / and their all time excuses is HARDWARE FAILURE

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    Looking for company which is better

    i wish to go with fdc but i heard many bad reviews about them like
    fdc is not good , they have fake hardwares , and not a good support at all / and their all time excuses is HARDWARE FAILURE
    Well.... But you still consider them. I little bit confused with your questions
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    Yeah, if you have come across many bad reviews then why are you still interested? I am sure you can find a similar deal with some other provider, who you think is good..
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    ok then how about midphaze any review about them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desilime View Post
    ok then how about midphaze any review about them ?
    just for the record - its www.midphase.com not midphaZe
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    This thread sounds more like a way to trash FDC than find a host..

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    FDC has been good for us, they have fast support and we haven't ran into many issues when hosting with them.

    Midphase seems to have a good deal there too though, a faster processor and dual hard drives but only 2GB of RAM, how much would it be to up that to 8GB or however much RAM you think you need?


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    i need 4 gb :-)

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    Chicago Dedicated Hosting Providers

    Quote Originally Posted by desilime View Post
    More suggestions are welcome.... pls help
    Desilime,

    There are definitely a good number of Chicago-based dedicated hosting providers available out there! Check over the Hosting Offers section, I'm sure you'll find some with extended bandwidth and solid hardware for the service you're looking for.

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    midphase cuz they are actually reselling softlayer's stuff.
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    fdc are very good, support and price wise

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    Fdc has been very good for my needs. We're able to use alot of what they promise. My server has only been down for 10 minutes since having it ever. Medialayers server program looks very promising. 10tb of bandwidth for every server fully managed. To me thats a heck of a deal.

    For me i prefer fdc. Im 45 minutes from chicago so upload speeds are very good. I just wish they werent running out of space or i would put an order in for a minimum of 3 more servers of my current config.
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    If MidPhase indeed uses the full Softlayer network I would go for them. The fact that they do not offer 'unmetered' almost guarantees better speeds. Plus their transit links are simply better.
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    MidPhase resells from SL with 10TB of bandwidth. It's already ALOT of bandwidth as compared to the 2TB of bandwidth you will get if you go straight to SL.

    so get from midphase! =p
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    Issue Solved...Im going with Pacificrack.com they are best

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    what kind of deal did you get form pacificrack?

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    Where are people getting reviews saying FDC is awful?

    I haven't seen a bad FDC review that hasn't been resolved in months, FDC is one of the best hosts around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JelloX View Post
    Where are people getting reviews saying FDC is awful?

    I haven't seen a bad FDC review that hasn't been resolved in months, FDC is one of the best hosts around.
    use the search feature and you`ll find plenty :-)

    one thing to keep in mind though is that every datacenter that has at least few thousands servers will have some negative reviews. It`s nearly impossible to keep everyone %100 happy in this industry
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    Quote Originally Posted by bummer6666 View Post
    use the search feature and you`ll find plenty :-)

    one thing to keep in mind though is that every datacenter that has at least few thousands servers will have some negative reviews. It`s nearly impossible to keep everyone %100 happy in this industry
    If you start cloning Marc, THEN you will hit 100%. We have always been satisfied with his responses- always fast and professional.

    The abuse department on the otherhand..

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    FDC is good for their tech support. However, the only not so good point is their network. They might have 101GBps of network but having mass quantity is not as good as having good quality with slightly lower quantity. Imagine FDC has 101GBps of AT&T and Internap and selling with its current low price, then everyone will hop over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by animedistro View Post
    the only not so good point is their network.
    I would disagree with that comment and most of our customers probably too. FDC was always about bandwidth quantity over bandwidth quality. But even though that was/is our main goal we still kept improving bandwidth quality too over the years. The biggest improvement for our network was dumping Cogent in 2007 and replacing it with several network carriers which increased the network performance and uptime through the roof

    Not to mentioned we added Internap in 2007 for those who prefer quality over quantity


    Quote Originally Posted by animedistro View Post
    They might have 101GBps of network but having mass quantity is not as good as having good quality with slightly lower quantity.
    Again that was never FDC`s business model. If you need slightly lower quantity there are plenty other datacenters that already offer that



    Quote Originally Posted by animedistro View Post
    Imagine FDC has 101GBps of AT&T and Internap and selling with its current low price, then everyone will hop over!
    Couple problems with that scenario.
    - By reducing the number of upstream networks you reduce your redundancy and capability to handle DOS
    - even though ATT and Internap are available at Cogent like pricing (with proper commit) and lets say you buy 100Gbps worth of bandwidth from those 2 networks, you`d be able to buy 200Gbps for the same price from lower grade carriers. With FDC business model you`ll want to go with 200Gbps
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    fdc services is great
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    I would suggest grabbing a box from softlayer directly.
    Support is fast
    Control panel is awesome
    Decent network
    And fairly good hardware ( nothings died on me yet )

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    softlayer >> all old hardware man

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    Quote Originally Posted by desilime View Post
    softlayer >> all old hardware man
    Huh? Where do you get that idea?

    Either way, I have servers at both Softlayer and FDC. They have completely different business models and both serve their respective customers extremely well.

    Softlayer is great because they have an amazing control panel where you can do just about anything you can imagine. They have a "private" network provided at no extra charge. They use a few higher quality bandwidth providers than FDC does.

    On the flip side, FDC has available bandwidth out the wazoo. Also, their prices are extremely competitive. Support is great (try getting a motherboard replacement in 45 minutes at 3am on a Saturday morning from most other providers --- I have).

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    When I had services with FDC before the large network change I would agree there were many problems. This matches with Petr's statement of Cogent being removed in 2007.

    They also tried doing shared file servers, which I wish they would do again by the way, and those did not work so well either.

    Then they changed the network, and things are better overall, and I would love to see how things are working with the peer to Comcast as many of my users were on Comcast.

    I would also like to say its great seeing Petr posting and discussing the company as I think they have really gotten on the right track lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animedistro View Post
    MidPhase resells from SL with 10TB of bandwidth. It's already ALOT of bandwidth as compared to the 2TB of bandwidth you will get if you go straight to SL.

    so get from midphase! =p
    While I agree the bandwidth amount is great, has anyone actually gone with midphase yet since the news of this partnership?

    I wouldn't be as confident going with a reseller than directly through SoftLayer. Mind you, you get a lot less bandwidth directly with SL but you know any issues you have will be with direct communication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B r a n d o n View Post
    Fdc has been very good for my needs. We're able to use alot of what they promise. <...snip...> I just wish they werent running out of space or i would put an order in for a minimum of 3 more servers of my current config.
    I'd been looking for an off-site server where I can mirror our nightly backups, and FDC (especially their unmetered plans) looked pretty good. When I went back to place an order, their cheaper plans had been taken down. I heard they're only selling their top-dollar plans because of space constraints.

    Anyone heard when they might turn up additional space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orij1nal View Post
    While I agree the bandwidth amount is great, has anyone actually gone with midphase yet since the news of this partnership?

    I wouldn't be as confident going with a reseller than directly through SoftLayer. Mind you, you get a lot less bandwidth directly with SL but you know any issues you have will be with direct communication.
    We have a dedicated team here that communicates directly with SL, but I understand what you're saying.

    We have our own SLAs in place (5 minutes with our managed solution Supreme Support) to build confidence.

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