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  1. #1
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    new at this - is this a good deal?

    A local ISP is offering Wireless T1, for full T1 speeds at only $500 a month. They install a receiver on your end. Don't have to go through the phone company, works fine even in thunder storms. Plus they are the go-to people for support.

    Looked up some servers on Dell and configured this server:

    Xeon 1.8GHz
    1GB DDR ram
    Four 18GB, 15k RPM, Ultra 160 SCSI drives
    Battery backed cache 2 internal channel embedded RAID controller
    Red Hat Linux installed
    Dual on-board NICs
    configured for raid 1+0
    3year Support, 4 hour onsite & software support
    Redundant 500 watt power supply
    second Gigabit NIC

    for $6,772

    Of course I could build my own, but 4 hour onsite hardware support is very good - plus I'm not a linux guru so the software support is good too

    So I get this server for $7000, a good UPS for $1000, setup fee for wireless T1 is under $1000

    Initial cost $9000 plus $500 per month for full T1 bandwidth.

    What do you think?

  2. #2
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    Thinking of hosting from home? Colocating your server with a reputable company would be considerably cheaper would it not?

  3. #3
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    Even a nice dedicated would save you a ton of money - plus the added benefit of a much faster multiple connected enviornment.

  4. #4
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    Originally posted by Fazel3
    Thinking of hosting from home? Colocating your server with a reputable company would be considerably cheaper would it not?
    I did check out a Co-location provider down the street from us

    but being in the ISP support business myself once, I can tell that their support is going to suck if I go with them

  5. #5
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    Well for one thing, with hosting prices hitting rock bottom ($.99p/y for 10GBp/m) how would you feel about having to put extra costs of lines, air-conditioning, security (against theft, natural disasters) etc and so on. In my opinion, it would be best to get a dedicated server. Unless of course you had a killer idea no-one has thought of yet and a sound business plan.

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    Originally posted by Fazel3
    Well for one thing, with hosting prices hitting rock bottom ($.99p/y for 10GBp/m) how would you feel about having to put extra costs of lines, air-conditioning, security (against theft, natural disasters) etc and so on. In my opinion, it would be best to get a dedicated server. Unless of course you had a killer idea no-one has thought of yet and a sound business plan.
    Where is there a hosting plan for 99 cents per year??? Show me! Unless it's cyberwings or similar then nevermind.

  7. #7
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    Hold your nose tight and plunge. If you're mentally scarred for life don't blame me! Seriously the offers there, are C-R-A-Z-Y! We haven't reached $.99 a year yet.... but I'm sure we will. One thread got down to $2.00. After paypal sucks it's portion of that, what's left it's even enough to get a sandwich let alone pay the electricity bill

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