It looks like you are new to the forum (post count). I find that unless you place some information regarding your specs, most of the responses in this thread will turn out "check out the reviews", "search for them", Etc.
Let us know perhaps, the core (proc), RAM, HDD, back-up solutions, control panels, etc that you are looking for. Many regulars on WHT know the pricing of many providers, and know the pricing structures/discounting that may allow you to get the server you are looking for well under budget.
He was looking for East coast for best connections in the US or to the EU.
Looking up as many providers on the East coast and doing traceroutes to their websites would be the fastest and easiest way to compare the shortest hops to each provider and lowest latency. Most EU bound traffic will go through Washington DC. but the datacenters all along the East coast will have comparable latency across the pond.
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I ordered a server from Corenetworks in Dec 2006, wondering what the catch was. Almost three years later, there hasn't been any. I've never had a problem with them. Support has always been prompt/helpful, but I've had no need for it, aside from DNS entries and buying hardware upgrades If you just need a box in a datacenter, with remote power cycling, KVM available, upstream DDoS blocking and nearly no limits on your usage, consider them. If you want more tech support, talk to them first. Back in 2006, that wasn't their gig, and I haven't asked since. In fact, I pretty much quit visiting WHT after finding them (not that I haven't missed you folks, but I've simply had no need)
Sometimes its what you need in a host. Some offer better excellent support, some are geographically located in an ideal location for your traffic. I say, first narrow it down by the good reviews and then weed out the hosts who dont offer what you need.
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iweb and colocrossing seem to be in the mid-range at ~250. ubiquityservers and netrackservers are over $300; while sevenl and corenetworks seem so cheap it makes me think something is off there
my server requirements are rather quite simple: good hardware, good network to USA and europe (so east coast color preferred), freebsd 7 64 bit, ssh with root and thats all.
so... at this point i am pretty much debating between iweb and colocrossing -- but how do i pick? flip a coin and hope it doesn't land on the edge?
i am actually leaning slightly toward colocrossing (because traceroute from my house to iweb took 21 hops, and to colocrosing 13 hops)
any words of wisdom?
If traceroute for those 2 companies are the same, then I believe the best thing to do, is to read the reviews about them on WHT. Also try to make some google search. Plus compare the deals they gave you. You told us it's 250$ , can you tell us for what server specification (Dual Core/Quad or more)and etc.
Of course try to see how their are replying to your tickets
Last edited by CaroNetTanya; 10-21-2009 at 06:53 AM.