I was reading over FDC's un-metered bandwidth and stuff...I don't understand this whole "100mbit burstable to 100mbit" stuff, and what's the difference between their guaranteed and normal dedicated?
Also, what does this mean? I'm confusing myself here, and it's getting me frustrated, I thought I had this stuff down pat and now I'm confused..ahh!
Server is connected via 100Mbit port to our main switch. Bandwidth is shared among servers connected to one of our 100Mbit circuits. Being connected on the 100Mbit port gives the server great burtstability and much better bandwidth performance.
Thanks, sorry for the confusion....I'm confused though...
Yes theoretically if they constructed their network correctly and their uplink supports it thier network can burst up to 100mbit/s but no more. 1mbps or 300GB actual means if you used 1mbit/s 24/7 it would work out to 300GB actual usage per month. Which is a bit incorrect on the math there its more like 324GB or something along those lines. It is not really possible for you to personally burst to 100mbit/s since that is the max their circuit is and well they are bound to have other clients using bandwidth.
Whether you want the standard or guarantteed depends on your site. If your site is of any importance, go with the guaranttee, as I have heard some truly aweful performance for the standard plan. However, if all you are after is cheap transfer for some hobby site, then go with the standard, as the outages don't affect you that much.
You need to ask them if they supply any control panel (as this is a sales question, and webhostingtalk.com is not a sales forum), however, from what I remember, they would only install webmin for you for free.
I would also recommend a search on the forum archive to learn more about FDC server before you make a decision.
The only thing with FastServers.net is that you have to pay quarterly, and after that it's monthly. That means paying at LEAST $500 from the get-go. If I got a server, it would be for peronsal use, not business. So this is coming out of my own pocket and that gets kinda tough...
Well FWIW, both fastservers.net (184.108.40.206) and fdservers.com (220.127.116.11) are announced by AS 6939, which is Hurricane Electric. So from a network and facilities standpoint you're in good shape (never heard of an unhappy HE customer).
I guess you'd have to take a look at the support the two companies provide. Give 'em a call at 2AM and see which answers the phone.