I'm looking around for a nice, cheap colo place for a Dell PE 2650 I just purchased...
* At least burstable to 10Mbit... dedi 10 is nice.. 100 is nicer..
* About 1000GB xfer should be good to start, I guess I can work with less
* Cheap IPs with no problems obtaining more
* Cheap remote hands since there's really not much in the RI/MA area. I will be going to school in upstate NY so I guess something around there would be cool too. I'm willing to ship anywhere though.
* Discounted/included DirectAdmin would be really nice...
* Not going to be selling IRCd stuff unless it's allowed and nice firewalls. I will probably only use it for a personal IRCd and irssi session.
* Joe's Datacenter (joesdatacenter.com)
This company seems too good to be true... they offer great services for great prices and have many good features. I also spoke to an admin who said he will be able to include a DirectAdmin license for free. They include 5 IPs right off the bat. I got about a reply in an hour at like midnight from Joe (or just another Joe) himself.. and I'm not even a customer! They do free reboots. $50 to colo our 2U with 1500GB and 100Mbit. It's 25 extra for unmetered w/10Mbit but I'm sure the admin would be willing to just offer more b/w staying at 100Mbit instead of moving to a 10Mbit port.
* FDC Servers
Great reputation.. Pretty good prices for what I would imagine to be quality service. Not much more I can say about them.. Did not ask them about DirectAdmin.
I think I'm mainly just looking for any input on Joe's Datacenter because I really think I want to start my company there. If anyone has any better offers I'm open to anything.. but DirectAdmin would be really nice... just remember that.
I'm also looking for a solution to HyperVM... LxLabs (to-be LxCenter I guess?) is now releasing it for free.. I'm not sure if it's patched yet or not though. I think I might just start with HyperVM for now since noone is going to target us.. seriously.. we are two kids with like 2 clients right now. We can always migrate later if HyperVM never takes off again.
The only colo provider I have used up there is choopa.com. Their data center is actually in NJ. We got a good deal for our DR stuff and service has been solid. We shipped up our own firewall, and we don't use directadmin. Not sure if this helps. Those prices you found a very cheap.
Seem to offer around the same services as Joe's Datacenter... (Joe's said they started w/a colo at this place, which is probably why they offer similar services...). This place looks really good too, but it seems Joe is willing to work with anyone and do special customizations for you.
Thank you for the reply, skullbox, I will check that out right now. What is "DR?"
He's definitely setting a good image.
Friendly, good service, low prices, real pictures of his dc, live webcam
Agreed, seems like he is on the right direction as they will / should always stay that way as they will never be a large provider but at the same time they won't be a small provider and can maintain to add the personal touch to the support.
You (indirectly) asked about FDC, too -- I've only been with FDC for about a month, but I've been happy so far. They did have an outage of a couple hours (concerningly, because their backup router couldn't handle the traffic), but long-term customers reassured me that this was very uncommon. Check our their colo package #2 at http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=880378 ... Up to 5 IPs are included; extras are $1/month each. I don't believe they allow any IRC unless you ask to be put on their IRC network.
Not familiar with Joe's, but they sure do have a lot of good reviews.