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Old 06-11-2000, 03:03 PM   #1
Plasticman
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Unhappy Setting up a 10mbit line

I just got an offer that essentially says I can have a 10mbit line for:

- $12000 U.S setup fee
- $300 U.S per YEAR maintenance fee

I've never heard any kind of deal like this. The $300 per year seems negligible to me. Is this some kind of **** ? What do you guys reckon?
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Old 06-11-2000, 03:35 PM   #2
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huh is that colocated ? check out http://maxim.net where you can get a 20Mbit line for US$6,100/month and rack space for the server is US$250/month...

i searched around alot of dedicated hosts and Maxim was one on the list but i don't know how to admin a server without a control panel so Maxim was no go - but if i did know how to Maxim would be the place i go to.

I recently signed up with Rackspace.com instead cause they have webmin and a web site wizard http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Old 06-11-2000, 03:39 PM   #3
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Maxim are mainly in the colocation business but also have rented servers as well
http://maxim.net/colocate/pricelist.html

10Mbit line is US$2,350/month

US$12,000 setup fee is alot, and what's the company ? can you trust them - your first year would be US$12,300 and what if they disappear in 6 months http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif

This is the email i got yesterday from them (I contacted months ago about their rented servers - but without admin knowledge it's expensive )

Quote:
Dear Valued Customer.

Maxim just completed an extremely aggressive dedicated server promotion
that we offered to prospective customers. In an oversight, this promotion
was not sent to prospects like you with whom we were already discussing
colocation at Maxim.

We are therefore extending this special promotion to you. In order for you
to take advantage of Maxim's dedicated server discounted pricing, your
server will need to placed live by June 30, 2000.

Listed below are three 'typical' server configurations and rental fees
under our discounted prices. Please feel free to request pricing on any
additional components that you may require. All requested specifications
will be discounted to reflect our promotional rates.


** Configuration 1
Intel Pentium III 500Mhz w/ 512K Cache, 128Mb RAM, 10GB IDE Harddrive
Monthly Fee: $ 85.00 + $250.00 Standard Rack Space
MONTHLY TOTAL **NOW $335.00**

** Configuration 2
Intel Pentium III 500Mhz w/ 512K Cache, 256MB SDRAM, 9Gb Ultra 2
Wide/SCSI 3 Harddrive
Monthly Fee: $125.00 + $250.00 Standard Rack Space
MONTHLY TOTAL **NOW $375.00**

** Configuration 3
Dual Processor: Intel Pentium III 500Mhz w/ 512K Cache, 512 MB SDRAM,
9Gb Ultra 2 Wide/SCSI 3
Monthly Fee: $185.00 + $250.00 Standard Rack Space
MONTHLY TOTAL **NOW $435.00 **

ALL DEDICATEDD SERVER PACKAGES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
* .5 Mb port (easily upgraded)
* Packet Filtering
* System Alert
* IPs at no charge
* Complete hardware maintenance by Maxim
* Ability to run your own DNS servers, including reverse mapping

Maxim will perform a default installation of Windows NT, LINUX, or FreeBSD
on the Dedicated Server for no extra charge.

THE OS INSTALLATION DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CONFIGURATION OF APACHE, SENDMAIL,
NAMED, OR OTHER APPLICATIONS THAT MAY BE INSTALLED DURING THE OS LOAD.

A 0.5 bandwidth port connection is included in all our dedicated server
packages. When upgrading beyond 0.5 Mbs, our standard bandwidth pricing
applies. Please visit our site at http://www.maxim.net/forms/pricelist.pdf
for additional bandwidth pricing.

** Please be aware: To take advantage of the above pricing, your server
must be placed live by June 30, 2000.

To manage your dedicated server you should be familiar with each of these
programs. Additional information can be found at the following web sites:

Apache - http://www.apache.org
SendMail - http://www.sendmail.org
BIND - http://www.isc.org/products/bind

If you want Maxim to configure these programs for you the charges are as
follows:

Apache/Virtual Web site Configuration - $200 per Domain
SendMail - $200 per Domain
Named - $200 for 8 Domains

For a description of each of these configuration see http://www.maxim.net/forms/virtserv.html.

If you wish kernel customization, application installation or additional
configuration it will be billed at our normal labor rates of $35 per 15
minutes.

If you will require on-going assistance with the administration of your
server you should take advantage of Maxim's Managed Service. For $250 per
month you will receive two hours of labor every month which can be used to
handle the various administrative tasks your server requires.
Please visit our site at http://www.maxim.net/services/index.html or
additional information regarding our Managed Service Program.
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Old 06-11-2000, 03:49 PM   #4
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As you can see i would love to get their configuration 2 server - I have the money now to do so, but that's excluding admin costs for configuration of stuff http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif

to compare my rackspace server is only

PIII 500
128 MB
10 GB
8 IP
50 GB/month
US$405/month

hope this helps you plasticman...

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Old 06-11-2000, 06:15 PM   #5
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I'm already with them. Their 10mbit is $2350 per month. My deal is a one off $12000 with only $300 per year maintenance fee.
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Old 06-11-2000, 07:07 PM   #6
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ah i see http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif, so is this deal with Maxim as well or someone else ?

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Old 06-11-2000, 07:56 PM   #7
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Actually a different company.
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