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Old 03-29-2001, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question Dedicated server with high bandwidth - How about Rackshack.net ?

My first post here. I wanted an opinion about Rackshack.net so I registered on this forum but it's too late as I have already signed up for a Cobalt RaQ 4i with them. I got a 450Mhz, 256MB RAM and 150 GB transfer/month for $129/month.

My requirement was Unix m/c with huge bandwidth at a reasonable cost. I considered wedgehost.com and they have a PIII 850MHz, 512RAM, 200 GB transfer for $325/month. But I couldn't verify their credentials anywhere on net. Rackshack.net deal looked pretty okay. Any geeks with experience with Rackshack here?.

Another good dedicated server deal I found was Host2own.com. They have a PIII 833MHz, 512RAM, 100GB transfer for $250/month. You own the server after 24 months. If you want extra 100GB transfer it's just $100. It's the cheapest I found - $1 per GB is a steal.

If there are other dedicated server companies that offer huge bandwidth at a reasonable cost I would like to know.


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Old 03-29-2001, 08:58 PM   #2
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ServerCentral.net: For $235 a month, gives 800 MB disk space and unlimited bandwidth. They use Verio's network (one of the best). They control bandwidth usage by:

- the monthly fee is high to begin with
- the disk space limits how much you can put
- maximum 40 concurrent Apache processes that prevents more than 40 concurrent client connections (you can run thttpd on a high port to get around this; their tech told me that several of their customers do this and they allow it)

I have been hosting AnimeWallpapers.com with them since mid-February, and pushing 200+ GB per month.

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Old 03-29-2001, 09:01 PM   #3
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Whoah... $1 per GB at Host2Own.com? I've never seen that from a dedicated host before. Well, rackshack.net and 4webspace.com sort of have that deal, but it's only for your first 150/100 GB (after that it costs $3+ per GB).

What's their network and reliability like? I might consider them in the future when I get bigger. And where's their e-mail address? I see their phone number, but I can't find any e-mail address on their site.

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Old 03-29-2001, 10:40 PM   #4
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Rackshack has been superp the first few weeks for me.

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Old 03-30-2001, 09:05 PM   #5
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at host2own, both raq4 160RAM and 256 RAM seems to have the same price ... on the main page it stated $150 for the 160RAM but inside that page it stated $150 (services) and $100 (bandwidth) ... total $250 !?
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Old 03-30-2001, 09:43 PM   #6
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There is something VERY important that you missed. http://host2own.com/appsnew.html?service_key=19

They use the 95th Percentile Rule for measuring bandwidth.
For example you get a traffic spike (ex .from opt in email ads) and use 12 GB in two days (instead of 6) and then 3 gb a day the rest of the month.
That month you'll pay for 200 GB but you really used only 106 GB.
Now it is almost $1.9 per GB.
Now lets imagine you get four time you normal traffic for two days... $3.8 per gb...

real life situation:
October: Actual Data Transfered: 45 gig | 95th 111 gig
November: Actual Data Transfered: 52 gig | 95th 123 gig
December: Actual Data Transfered: 67 gig | 95th 127 gig

Avoid 95th Percentile Rule. period.

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Old 03-30-2001, 10:34 PM   #7
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Rackshack has been great for me as well. I had to get my server restored and they called to tell me when they were starting and how long it would take. Afterwards they called me to tell me it was back up http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif. Great speed and service so far.
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Old 03-31-2001, 12:34 AM   #8
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Host2own.com is a Cobalt named partner and they are one of the biggest Cobalt RaQ installations. So I figure they are good for those considering Cobalt. Their $100 for extra 100GB transfer is unbeatable. Also consider that you will own the server after 24 months. I have no personal experience with them though.

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Old 04-01-2001, 01:09 AM   #9
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I've signed up with rackshack as well. The price is really good for that offer. The only problem I had with them - low quality of support. For most of Your questions You'll get: "Sorry, we don't support this type of questions". If You're unix newbie that could be problem.

Just my .02$
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Old 04-01-2001, 10:44 PM   #10
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Hmm..that sounds odd. I have asked them nany questions and everytime they have responded very fast and made everything work. Although it did take me 10 minutes to exdplain them what wild cards are http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 04-02-2001, 06:08 AM   #11
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I guess Unix newbies should keep away from a dedicated server in any case http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 04-02-2001, 12:34 PM   #12
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Rackshack is very reliable. Tech Support is 'young' but I have had a good experience, not to mention they also run an ISP (ev1.net)

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Old 04-03-2001, 05:30 AM   #13
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I've been using RackShack for approx. two weeks now and they're pretty good. Like someone mentioned before, if you're a UNIX newbie (like I am), it could be trouble. I had to have someone set up my CGI because it wasn't working out of the box, and I still need someone to do that for my SENDMAIL. Other than that, it's working great.
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Old 04-04-2001, 11:11 PM   #14
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EV1.net is my ISP http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Which they run Rackshack.net :P
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Old 04-21-2001, 09:59 AM   #15
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Rackshack.net has a great price (only $99!!), but that might be justified by the server hardware they provide (only 128MB RAM, 20GB probably EIDE Hard Drive, don't know what the processor is)...
Then again, I'm looking at the performance along with the price too.
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