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    Question Best Euro Server Host/Network

    Anyone have a good idea on who the best host is in the Euro region? We're looking for a gigabit unmetered dedicated connection in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiostorm View Post
    Anyone have a good idea on who the best host is in the Euro region? We're looking for a gigabit unmetered dedicated connection in Europe.
    At any price?

    Most of the time, the best host means the cheapest So perhaps you can elaborate a bit on 'the best'.
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    there is no best host host thers only the best for you

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    I read in another post that Ecatel offers unmetered gigabit servers too.

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    Any host can offer unmetered solutions, it's only up to you to consider what you can spend and if you wish to pay a bit more for quality. Off course there are enough budget providers around, but also better companies where you pay that bit extra.
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    I m looking for a dedicated server with unmeterd bandwidth in Amsterdam but still in doubt which choice to make. Too many times I notice pros and cons on this forum about apparent rivalry companies. Still, having taken all in consideration, it looks to be a two horse race: Leaseweb or Ecatel. I'm absolutely new to this market and in dire need of some solid information from people who really know the ins and outs. Still then I imagine its hard to decide which way to go.

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    Ecatel seems to get the best feedback on this forum. I shot them an email, we'll see how it goes.

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    And no, best in my case did not mean cheap. I have the money for the investment, whatever it may be, but I want to make sure it's RELIABLE and STABLE.

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    Dedicated server: Leaseweb or Ecatel or ...............?

    Quote Originally Posted by radiostorm View Post
    Ecatel seems to get the best feedback on this forum. I shot them an email, we'll see how it goes.
    I have had servers in the past by word of mouth, first time I'm trying to get a server via a forum. What I noticed is when somebody starts a topic it seems to end up in a contest between pro and con artists (forget the pun). Should I start a topic then ? Will I get some reaction then ? Up to now I had no reaction.
    You advise me to shoot them both an email ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiostorm View Post
    Ecatel seems to get the best feedback on this forum. I shot them an email, we'll see how it goes.
    Radiostorm please keep me informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiostorm View Post
    And no, best in my case did not mean cheap. I have the money for the investment, whatever it may be, but I want to make sure it's RELIABLE and STABLE.
    I second this scheme...

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    In Europe there are many well respected dedicated server providers. Here a shortlist:

    Netherlands

    I3D
    Solidhost
    Rackedge
    Leaseweb
    Superracks

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    Germany

    Hetzner
    1&1

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    UK

    Fasthosts
    rackspace
    1&1
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftnoc View Post
    In Europe there are many well respected dedicated server providers. Here a shortlist:

    Netherlands

    I3D
    Solidhost
    Rackedge
    Leaseweb
    Superracks

    ---

    Germany

    Hetzner
    1&1

    ---

    UK

    Fasthosts
    rackspace
    1&1
    Most of them dont have their own network which means you'll be better off looking at their host, is what I think ? I'm still interested to know more about hte differences between Leaseweb and Ecatel, both companies being in datacenters where nobody else seems te be present. Both these companies seem to have it all their own way. Which one to choose ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XS42 View Post
    Both these companies seem to have it all their own way. Which one to choose ?
    It depends what your preferences are:

    - Ecatel is a small company, Leaseweb is very big.

    - With Ecatel you have personal contact with the owner, with leaseweb you deal with engineers.

    - Ecatel leases their DC space, Leaseweb owns their space.

    - Ecatel sends most of their International traffic trough TInet (Tiscali), Leaseweb has a large amount of transit providers (Abovenet, Telia, Globalcrossing, KPN Eurorings and Teleglobe).

    So do you prefer to deal with a very small company with personal contact with the owner or a robust large company with a lot of employees? both have their pros and cons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftnoc View Post
    It depends what your preferences are:

    - Ecatel is a small company, Leaseweb is very big.

    - With Ecatel you have personal contact with the owner, with leaseweb you deal with engineers.

    - Ecatel leases their DC space, Leaseweb owns their space.

    - Ecatel sends most of their International traffic trough TInet (Tiscali), Leaseweb has a large amount of transit providers (Abovenet, Telia, Globalcrossing, KPN Eurorings and Teleglobe).

    So do you prefer to deal with a very small company with personal contact with the owner or a robust large company with a lot of employees? both have their pros and cons.
    I just want to sort this out, we have 7 people working fulltime for us. Two of them are shareholders and one is CEO.
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    I should prefer dealing with ecatel than a bigboy like 1and1, not you!?!... any fan of bigboy, here?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiostorm View Post
    Anyone have a good idea on who the best host is in the Euro region? We're looking for a gigabit unmetered dedicated connection in Europe.
    It would also help if you specify more than just the Euro region. That covers a vast majority of space and there are many providers not yet mentioned in this thread. If you narrow down a specific area, we can provide you with better results based on personal experience.

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    I think you should go with FastHosts.co.uk, they have extremely fast connections and are really popular in the UK. For fast connections in France, I would go with DediBox.fr as they also have extremely fast connections (But you have to be a French resident). Goodluck!

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    Telia has the best european network, no contest, also soon a major fiber ring will open, stretching from Paris down to Madrid, lyon, marseielle, bilbao and around. Will be a major improvement in Telias network.

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    ServerBoost.co.uk , great company

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    They need better desing of web site ...

    ServerBoost.co.uk or serverboost.nl have rack space at WE Dare, they have realy fast network, and stabile servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex3me View Post
    Windows 2003 server uptime: 231 days
    I hope you realize that that's a bad thing? Not installing Windows updates for almost 8 months isn't exactly smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc View Post
    I hope you realize that that's a bad thing? Not installing Windows updates for almost 8 months isn't exactly smart

    I wonder why I got the above as a personal message in my mailbox from APOC ?
    I did not even enter this topic.
    Something you want from me ?
    Last edited by XS42; 05-18-2008 at 02:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftnoc View Post
    It depends what your preferences are:

    - Ecatel is a small company, Leaseweb is very big.

    - With Ecatel you have personal contact with the owner, with leaseweb you deal with engineers.

    - Ecatel leases their DC space, Leaseweb owns their space.

    - Ecatel sends most of their International traffic trough TInet (Tiscali), Leaseweb has a large amount of transit providers (Abovenet, Telia, Globalcrossing, KPN Eurorings and Teleglobe).

    So do you prefer to deal with a very small company with personal contact with the owner or a robust large company with a lot of employees? both have their pros and cons.
    A fair resume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pils View Post
    Check leaseweb, they have unmetered servers too.
    Are you a customer of Leaseweb ?

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    If you're looking for good overall service, 2 of the above definitely should be avoided - I'm surprised that anyone who knows their stuff is actually recommending them given the number of horror stories.

    I think you should go with FastHosts.co.uk, they have extremely fast connections and are really popular in the UK
    Do you realise all their servers are on capped 10mbit connections?

    There are loads of us in the UK, some big, some small, who can offer much better service than those listed above, both in terms of network connectivity and stability as well as support.

    Try the likes of Gyron, Poundhost, Rapidswitch, UKDedicated, LayerShift, Clook, Clustered etc. If you're really going to splash out on an unmetered connection start sending out some emails to the providers, check out the type of hardware they use, how long they've been around for, what their network is like etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrohosting View Post
    If you're looking for good overall service, 2 of the above definitely should be avoided - I'm surprised that anyone who knows their stuff is actually recommending them given the number of horror stories.


    Do you realise all their servers are on capped 10mbit connections?

    There are loads of us in the UK, some big, some small, who can offer much better service than those listed above, both in terms of network connectivity and stability as well as support.

    Try the likes of Gyron, Poundhost, Rapidswitch, UKDedicated, LayerShift, Clook, Clustered etc. If you're really going to splash out on an unmetered connection start sending out some emails to the providers, check out the type of hardware they use, how long they've been around for, what their network is like etc.

    Kris
    Thanks Kris.

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    Also never heard of the lot

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    Don't get me wrong but when you say "best host" this is killing the conversation... well not the talk but people post names and this is fine. If you need reliable network this is not a problem for most of the well-known web hosts and ISPs. At the same time "unmetered" will make the price very high. I would suggest you to make sure you'll receive proper support and if you need to get something to be done on your servers you will receive proper support. Not receiving one would be the poison apple you would not want to chew. So find people who host with quality EU hosts and ask them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HostColor View Post
    Don't get me wrong but when you say "best host" this is killing the conversation... well not the talk but people post names and this is fine. If you need reliable network this is not a problem for most of the well-known web hosts and ISPs. At the same time "unmetered" will make the price very high. I would suggest you to make sure you'll receive proper support and if you need to get something to be done on your servers you will receive proper support. Not receiving one would be the poison apple you would not want to chew. So find people who host with quality EU hosts and ask them.
    We'll take our time to find suitable dedicated servers. So far I still think it has to be either Leaseweb or Ecatel.

    Just waiting for the first one to slip up, I'd suppose

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