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Old 06-21-2008, 10:37 AM
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Razorservers.com 1 year review


I have been with Razorservers for about a year. The server I got from them was the following:

Pentium D 2.8Ghz
1GB ram
80GB drive
1500G traffic
Remote reboot

For $109 a month.

One might say that this is expensive compared to the various budget offers out there. And it probably is, however you get more in return as well. More about that later.

The reason of going with them was stability. They used Level3 bandwidth in Phily which is a great location for both US and European traffic. Later on they added GBLX as well. Their servers are on two different power grids so even if power goes down there is a backup grid. And I can honestly say that in the year I have been with them there was not more than maybe a few seconds downtime. And yes, I monitor uptime closely using hyperspin.

What makes razorserver worth a try?
- Very stable
- Fast bandwidth to both US and EU
- Friendly & personal support
- Free KVMoIP.

My server initially had Debian Etch installed. Somehow there seemed to be some hardware issues with Etch and I had to ask them quite a few times to see what kernel-panic error was on the screen. In the end we decided to migrate to CentOS instead.
For the migration Matt from RS setup a second CentOS server and gave me access to it 48 hours before the old Etch one would be canceled. This gave me time to do an easy migration without downtime. From that moment I did not have any hardware issues and ended up with a system uptime of almost 280 days.

Last month I moved away to another hoster. Reason was like always: budget. I got a great offer for a X3230 that i could not refuse. So I had to move away unfortunately.
When I gave RS notice of cancellation they even offered to lower my monthly price. Which was very nice and a sign of a great customer-host relation. Unfortunately I could not stay.

Network: 9/10 - Stable and fast
Power: 10/10 - Not one second downtime
Support: 8/10 - Reasonably fast (few hours max) with a personal touch

Give them a try if you are sick of the Burstnet (or the like) monthly downtimes. Thats what I did and I have been more than happy I noticed they have started offering cheap ($79!) Core2Duos now as well - with free Cpanel! Even 100Mbit shared for less than $100. Too good to not take

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Old 06-21-2008, 01:41 PM
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100mbit shared? I dont see this anywhere on the site. All i found for unmetered is 10mbps.

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Old 06-21-2008, 04:54 PM
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Read the fineprint *

Unmetered 10Mbit is actually 100Mbit shared.

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Old 06-21-2008, 06:57 PM
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But you cant use more that 10% of that 10mbps for more than 6 hours a month or they reduce your port speed

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Old 06-21-2008, 10:22 PM
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Nice review. Thank you.
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- Free KVMoIP.

My server initially had Debian Etch installed. Somehow there seemed to be some hardware issues with Etch and I had to ask them quite a few times to see what kernel-panic error was on the screen.
Did the KVMoIP fail to work?

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Old 06-22-2008, 04:32 AM
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Connecting KVMoIP is a manual thing. They checked it for me since that was faster

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Old 06-23-2008, 01:00 AM
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"Very stable"

No kidding, my server there just works, all the time.

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Old 06-24-2008, 08:01 PM
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But you cant use more that 10% of that 10mbps for more than 6 hours a month or they reduce your port speed
Actually, we don't reduce the port speed. We notify you first so you know what's going on. As described to anyone that asks, the unmetered package is specific to the needs a certain kind of customer who has small bursts of traffic. It works very well for those types.

To my knowledge we've only ever shut down two people in three years because of this. They continually refused to do anything about their traffic usage on that plan. We could have upgraded them for about $50 a month and let them use all 10 Mbps as much as they want but they chose not to respond to us.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:37 AM
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Yeah you used to offer 10,20 etc mpbs dedicated but now I dont see it advertised any more. It'd be nice to see a full list of dedicated or shared bandwidth options.

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Old 06-25-2008, 11:06 AM
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We can still do higher bandwidth unmetered plans, just contact sales for a quote.

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