I recently purchased a new Dedi server, and got 100 MBPS Uplink. Now, I'm uploading 16GB size of files into this server, and I have a suspicious feeling that this upload speed is not what they told me. For the very 1st day, I opened a ticket and they said that they upgraded it to 100 mbps. I saw this speed was faster immediately. On 2nd day, it went down to around same slow speed before. Since then, I kept opening a new ticket and they said it was done, or sometimes I am under DDos attack..? What? I don't even have the site up yet! How come there is DDos attack?
Anyway, today I was told that I'm getting billed for this 100 mbps uplink, because it's a new service. What a crazy thing going on here... I am so tired of this ticket game and just don't understand why they don't commit what they told me initially.
Can anyone please tell me how I can verify and prove that I am having this 100 MBPS Uplink speed? The only thing I can tell with my eyes is that I can see those FTP upload progress bar. When it's very fast to upload one file, I assume that I have right speed.
But is there any tool or command that I can execute on the server shell, and tell them what I get as a proof?
I got a Linux VPS from a hosting company, highly rated for their support on this forum. During the pre-sales, I asked what type of connection speed is provided on the VPS, and I was told 100 Mbps. That was a month ago.
To reconfirm, I just asked again from a live sales guy about connection speed and he suggested same 100 Mbps.
This time, however the answer was not "direct": *********** Please wait for a site operator to respond. You are now chatting with 'xxxxx' xxxxx: Hello, my name is xxxxx. Thank you for contacting yyyyy yyy! To whom am I speaking with and how may I assist you? you: Hi Quick question about the VPS you: what is the connection speed on the VPS servers xxxxx: The VPS have 100Mbps NICs. So upto 100Mbps you: great - thanks. you: have a good day xxxxx: You too. Thanks *********** I am pretty sure the original sales rep did not qualify this "upto 100 Mbps".
I have created a support ticket, but I am expecting them to respond that "100 Mbps is shared on VPS, and that's why you may not be seeing that".
I will wait for the response, but am mad that I am only seeing 10 Mbps.
Is this type of sales practice normal for VPS sellers with good reputation on this board?
I'm not much of a co-location expert as we do not own our own equipment but a customer we help from time to time is asking me about this. They have a cabinet at theplanet and only a pair of redundant 100mbit uplinks coming into their cisco 2924 they rent from theplanet. Theplanet wants $350/mo along with $350 setup for a pair of redundant gigabit uplinks. Then another $225/mo for a Cisco Catalyst 2960G.
Does this at all seem reasonable to anyone? The switch can just be purchased so it's not that big of a deal. The uplink cost cannot be avoided though. If it's not reasonable obviously they can go back to their account manager to discuss it but I don't know what you'd expect to pay in Dallas for that.
Also before anyone suggests any other provider not an option. Last time they looked around theplanet was the only provider in dallas capable of handling the attacks. Others would just null route the IP's rather than trying to mitigate the attacks. So no point in making suggestions as it's been explored in the past.
Well i need for a week some provider who can setup a spare server/vps with 1000gps uplink , to maybe convince my college to get in contract and get better providers, instead of hosting the college site on our in-house machines. Since the loading speed of site is awful ! So am thinking of trying out for only a week the machine from that provider, and if am able to convince the department to maybe get into some contract with me (who in turn will be than using that provider for getting the server).
So if anyone around wht knows someone who has spare box for a week with 1000mbps uplink would be great.
Please note, no mysql is required, just simple apache, and no traffic, just 1 or 10 hits in the entire week.
I was told that there are some companies out there that provide universities free hosting, so if anyone is aware of such company do let me know please.
Like for example, recently talked to liquidweb. They have a 100mbs uplink port on their servers, but they only let you use 30% of it. But you can upgrade at anytime. Is that normal for hosts to do that?
I am curious if anyone knows what 1and1.com's uplink speed is for their shared accounts? A shared developer account get's 3TB of bandwidth. But I am wondering what type of bandwidth that is. How fast is it?
which should I get and would I notice anything at all in terms of speed?
my server may have reasonable traffic every month. I mean, it will be used for FTP but also for hosting exchange and also a couple of websites. Sure, I know best practice is to seperate exchange etc... etc... but for some reasons I cannot do this at all.
so will i really notice any difference if I get 100MBPS and if so, how much?
I have contacted a data center about colocating a server and I am lost on the data conversion. I want to reproduce a website that is pushing 1500gb per month. The problem is I dont understand bandwidth that well. How many real world gb is a 2mbps connection.
And how many mbps would it take to get to 1500gb per month? They want to sell me 1000gb for $50 (yes its a budget host) and charge $0.50 per GB over. Which would be like $250 so I would be paying $300 a month total. Which is not a good deal in my book.
I know 2mbps is not going to add up to 1000gb transfer I am just trying to get a idea.
Does anyone know of a private Data Center with Satellite uplink/downlink connectivity in addition to Fiber?
I know the government depends on them for military purposes, but I was wondering if anyone is aware of a private, FCC liscenced data center with the capability to transmite/host data via satellite in case of disasters, remoteness etc. It seems complimentary for a data center but I haven't heard of it.
Is there any market research on this? What is a good source of information to find out about how many data centers there are, how much revenue they bring in, costs, etc? What is the data center bible?
I am working with one of the new DCs that we deal with to negotiate some colo pricing and setups. They are not huge on colo, in fact they do very little of it. Hard to believe out of about 1200 servers in their DC, their colo section will not even fill 2 to 3 racks.
They do not even have a setup to price based on per Mbps, I'm sure they know about where they need to be if they dig into it, but they want me to work up a proposal based on what I need (they are working hard to work with me and keep our business).
Their network is fine, nothing outstanding but plenty strong for our needs.
They use mostly Time Warner and Level 3. I think I can even setup with them to provide my own rack, which I prefer to do since it would keep only our servers in the rack.
My question is, from those who have plenty experience on different levels at different Mbps pricing, what is average and reasonable considering those 2 carriers? If I provide a rack, they will provide power, UPS, etc. Aside from that, I need advice on what to expect on the pricing of the bandwidth.
I may also end up using my own Cisco switch in the rack, I haven't cleared that up yet. If I start off @ 10 Mbps in the rack, and work up, about where should this be on BW pricing?
I am on a dedicated server right now and I am getting ready to go colo. I will like to know what I am using now for Mbps. Is there a program I can install on my dedicated server now that will measure this for me and let me know? I want to know what plan I need to purchase at my colo site.
I've been looking around for hosts with atleast 3mbps dedicated uplink. A shared port but with still a decently fast connection would be good too(incase you tried hosting there and the connection was good than tell me about it).
I tried netrackservers.com so far and they claimed to have 100mbps connection or something like that but it was extremely slow.
I run a small cluster (5+) of servers and would like to move them behind a dedicated switch with my own dedicated bandwidth. I expect my bandwidth usage to be around 20 Mbps, measured at 95 percentile (greater of incoming or outgoing bandwidth). I have been quoted a price by my supplier but finding it rather high I wanted to ask users here what should be an average/reasonable cost for 1 mbps, assuming the servers are managed, the bandwidth is multi-tiered and the service is good.
I have a dedicated server with Dual Xeon, 2 GB RAM, SATA Raid 0 and 10 mpbs port. When i checked from WHM i see, my RAM is never more than 20% used. I have a forum (phpBB) and few blogs which gets somewhere around 30,000 visits per day (forum + blog total visitors).
Now the problem is sometimes my site takes pretty much time to load despite memory load is not more than 20%?
Now if i add another site with even 1000 visits per day, the other sites seems to be highly affected.
Will my site performance improve if i upgraded to 100mbps port?
to put online some file servers that will handle a lot of downloads. These file servers are non mission critical and the network design allows for significant amounts of scheduled downtime.
Large hosting companies normally pay for their bandwidth based on peak usage or 95th percentile. In both cases there are many hours everyday where they are paying for much more capacity than they are using. Another way of looking at is that using additional bandwidth, during these specific off-peak hours, would result in an additional cost close to zero.
I'd like to buy this off-peak only bandwidth at low prices. I'm looking for about 150,000 GB/month but I will consider offers for smaller and larger numbers.
100mbps can be rather vague at first so I will now try breaking 100mbps, - my question will be near the bottom.
Ive used a conversion calculator to draw this up.
8192 Mbit (Megabits) = 1 GB (GigaByte) 100 Mb (Megabits) = 0.01220703125 (GigaBytes) So, to reach 1 GB it will take just under 1 min 22 seconds at a rate of 100mbps. 8192 Mbit / 100 Mbit = 81.92 seconds which is 1 min 21.92 seconds. 1 min 21.92 seconds = 1 GB.
As i am more familiar dealing with Gb's more so than Mbits i have a few questions which i am not so sure about .....
i finally ordered my first dedicated server -previously i had a vps. I ordered at theplanet.com an unmetered 10 mbps - dedicated server but i am now confused, about how much bandwidth 10 mbps really represent?
10 mbps = 3.300 gigas? 20 mbps = means how many gigas? and the 100 mbps = means how many gigas?
I have a alexa 12.000 site with adult videos that is getting more and more traffic, thats why i decided to get unmetered but stupidly i thought 10 mbps was a lot of more than only 3.3 teras : ( so 20 and 100 mbps means how many gigas?
I am going to pay at ThePlanet for this 10 mbps unmetered connection $200 plus $ 109 for the server pentium 4 512 ram.