Colocation And Bandwidth

Jan 18, 2007

Colocation and the pricing for bandwidth is so confusing. Just when I think I understand it I get even more confused.

Here is what I have learned. 1MBPS is equal to 324GB a month.

How can a company charge $159 for 2500GB of bandwidth and then charge $350 for 1MBPS? This does not make sense.

Is like say teh following

324GB cost $350
2500GB cost $159

Hmm, am I missing something here?

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Bandwidth And Colocation

Jul 12, 2009

understand bandwidth when you deal with colo hosting? Currently I have VPS's and I am used to "you have 1000GB bandwidth" and thats what I have. but looking into colo its dealing with megs and mb/sec and I'm trying to get it straitened out.

I currently use about 500GB bandwidth for my webserver. Would this mean I need 2mbps since from what I have read 1mbps = around 316GB?

Also if this is the case how do companies make money offering 1000GB bandwidth with dedicated servers if the cheapest bandwidth I can find is $35-45/meg.

How is the company I am currently with making money off of me if they are paying $70-90/month in bandwidth for my usage and I am only paying $70 to them.

I bought 5 IBM x330's with various specs that I am looking to host colo in the seattle area and continue selling webhosting and advance into selling gameservers and eventually VPS/Dedicateds, but I keep running into how can I make money with the bandwidth costs?

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Uber Bandwidth For Colocation?

Sep 2, 2009

We're based out of Columbus Ohio, and we're now interested in making the leap from leased to colocation.

After searching around, we found some relatively expensive colocation providers which made us second guess even going with colocation because we feel the whole point of colocation is cutting costs over time and giving yourself more access to the servers yourself.

We've almost decided on uberbandwidth. Mouth watering cheap bandwidth, yet it seems as if they offer a quality network.

I of course did a search on WHT on uberbandwidth and could only find anything really on them till late 2008. Our understanding is that uberbandwidth is a division of a much larger and long established company, Netriplex LLC.

I am simply trying to get peoples opinion on Uberbandwidth. I think the pricing they quoted us for was very fair for 3 1U servers to start. They provided proof that their network is rock solid with uptime displays over a period of time. They also have the backing of a larger parent company. Just looking to possibliy get peoples first hands experience with Uberbandwidth. Obviously our first adventure into colocation, we do NOT want to get burnt. We don't want to send $10,000 of equipment to a provider who forgets to pay their power bills and are simply evicted to have our servers thrown out in the middle of the road.

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Apr 3, 2009

I have a Sonicwall NSA 3500. Does anyone know if you can use it to create bandwidth charts of Network Objects (e.g. IPs or Groups of IPs)?

I am thinking something like Cacti, but I don't know the code to pull that info or if it's even technically possible.

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A Shared Web Hosting Service With Unlimited Space/bandwidth, Or A Dedicated One With Limited Space/bandwidth

Jul 29, 2008

which case is more preferred: a shared web hosting service with unlimited space/bandwidth, or a dedicated one with limited space/bandwidth?

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Oct 4, 2009

Is there a "premium" for colocation space in cabinets which are taller than 42U? I'm putting some cabinets into a datacenter cage, which I will lease to 3rd parties as colocation cabinets, and there is plenty of height below the ceiling (about 290 cm). I could put in 42U cabinets, but I could go taller, up to about 48U.

The cabinets will have about 10 kW delivered to them (8 kW usable per cabinet), but the UPS is sized for an average load of 5 kW per cabinet. Cabinet depth is 1200 mm. There will be cable tray 10 cm above the cabinet.

If you were going to colo 5 kW of equipment (average) per cabinet, would 48U cabinets have value to you over 42U high cabinets?

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Jan 20, 2009

I found a couple of phrases mentioning them here on WHT, both praising and negative. Can't make up my mind.

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Aug 23, 2009

I'm soon going to purchasing a rack server from Dell, and have been looking into the options of basing it within the UK, as it seems best.

I've looked into the Rapid switch data centre in Berkshire, aswell as Blue square in Maidenhead.

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US Colocation?

Jun 13, 2009

I'm with is looking to colo 2 x 1RU servers in the US, so looking for suitable colo facilities.

We definitely want to buy, own and manage the servers ourselves, so we're after colo & bandwidth, not server rental.

As we're new to colo in the US, any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Servers will be 2 x quad core CPU, 8GB RAM, 2 x SAS HDDs, 1 x PSU, so we'll obviously need a facility able to provide the required power at a reasonable cost.

We'll need 4 network points, 2 for each server (1 Internet, 1 LOM).

Bandwidth wise, we're expecting to start with low demand, but grow steadily over the next two to three years.

Ideally we're after flat rate bandwidth in the order of 512Kbps - 2 Mbps, aggregated across the network points, with no excess usage charges.

95th percentile billing is also an option, but less preferred - we'd much rather know we have a fixed monthly OpEx, instead of the unpleasant surprise of a large excess bandwidth bill!

We're happy to look at other bandwidth options, so long as they provide a fixed monthly cost, and let us scale at a reasonable price, as we need it.

We'll like a /28 of IP space - 8-10 usable, but may be able to get away with a /29 if it's the make or break decision.

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Sep 17, 2009

I am looking to colo a 1U server in a DC in North Carolina. I would need a 10Mbit line un-metered or a metered 100mbit.

I could negotiate on the bandwidth if its not possible in NC .

I have been researching for a while and the DCs here are very very expensive so far...

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US Colocation

Oct 9, 2009

I've recently acquired a 1U rack mount server from eBay. I believe it kicks some butt...and now I am thinking about looking for a colocation provider to host it for me.

It's for my own websites, not web hosting or storage. I don't need any sophisticated control panel, as I've pretty much made my own. I only need enough IP addresses to have my own name servers and one for all of my websites (I don't need each site to have a unique IP). I don't need any management help as I can manage my own servers. A simple data center control panel with the ability to hard reboot my server would be nice.

However, if the provider charges anything above $70-$80, I can just rent a dedicated server for around the same price. I know the dedicated server would not have the same features and hardware as my server, but if I'm providing the server, why should I be charged the same amount as if they were providing me with a server?

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Apr 22, 2008

I'm trying to figure out my whole DNS situation now that I switched over to colocation. I have 2 servers, one hosts multiple sites and the other is just a backup.

I'm not sure what to do with DNS hosting. I could either host my DNS on both the servers (ns1,ns2 main server ns3,ns4 backup server). Does this mean if the main server goes down (ns1,ns2) it'll start using ns2,ns3? If so, can I just have ns2,ns3 point to my backup server IPs and traffic will just resume on the backup of the main server goes down?

If I go with a service like, can I just point my main domain's name servers to, ns2, ns3, etc.. and then point all my other domain's name servers back to my main domain OR would I have to point all my individual domains to dnsmadeeasy's name servers?

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Jan 8, 2008

I have several servers on datacenters.

I was wondering, I always did, that is would be so much nicer to own the hardware. I looked for colocation prices in the past but the prices where allot higher then to rent from a datacenter.

Is this really so?

Is best to buy the hardware and send it to a colocation service or to rent a specific harware.

The colocation prices are normally per Mbit, that means there is not montly GB limits, you can go as fast a the switch allows?

How can you test if you are really getting the speed, any guarantee.

Also what happens if a hard disk fails? Do you have to buy one on overnight and send it to the datacenter? They will charge you for installation i suppose.

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Jul 1, 2008

We are looking for reviews of colocation companies offering quarter racks at BlueSquare, or another data centre in the south of England. We are based in Dorset and as far as we can tell the nearest data centres are in Bournemouth (not open yet), Southampton (don't know too much about those) and Maidenhead (BlueSquare, where we currently colocate a couple of 1U servers).

Companies we have been considering are connexions4london, a1isp and netrino but we are a bit short on information about their reputations. Reliability is the single most important thing to us, we are not necessarily looking for the cheapest, but for somebody with a good history of service level.

Can anybody tell us about their experiences with any of these companies? I heard about some trouble with Netrino last year but nothing recent, and also a that a1isp use netrino, can anybody confirm or deny that? We have also spoken extensively with connexions4london but we would have to sign up for at least a year - which we would be happy to do if we knew their service was great.

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Jan 29, 2007

I have a few questions which I'd like answered if possible.

Firstly, I understand 1U is the space in the rank etc etc -- my question is, does one server usually fill up one 1U?

What is meant by premium bandwidth? is that a type of bandwidth charge? is there any other types?

What is meant by 5mbps?

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What Is Colocation?

Jun 7, 2008

could anyone explain to me what colocation is?

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Jul 14, 2007

with a decent article as to what colocation is? I have been looking and havn't been able to determine it. I'm trying to do some research as to why my web host is being .... difficult.

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Oct 24, 2007

I've been noticing always that colocation seems to be much more expensive then with leased dedicated servers, especially when it comes to the A). connection size and B). transfer bandwidth given to you. So has anyone seen good colocation pricing (anywhere in the US or Canada) that has these specs? Leased dedicated servers are at these low of prices, so why not colo?

1U Server around $100 to $150 /mo: 1000-2500 GB (or unmetered) Bandwidth Transfer each month
10Mbps or 100Mbps connection (not 1Mbps).

Anyone seen any $500 to $1500 /mo. for a full cabinet with these specs:

Full Cabinet / Rack (20 Amps or 40 Amps): Unmetered Bandwidth Transfer each month
10Mbps or 100Mbps connection (not 1Mbps).

When dedicated server places like softlayer say that your server is on 10Mbps or 100Mbps, does this mean it is 10Mbps shared among many servers or is it dedicated with your server? Many colocation facilities quote prices with 1Mbps dedicated for the prices I mention above.

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Jul 24, 2007

I've been using dedicated servers for past 2 years.

I'm a Usenet reseller moving to setting up Usenet Provider.

For Usenet peering with two residents in AMS-IX, I probably require a cross-connect, require at least 4u space with at least 50Mbit. All I can find is companies like and who have a "presence" there with IP transit, what exactly does that mean? If I wanted a cross-connect to an AMS-IX resident, my server(s) must also be in that datacenter, correct?

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Nov 6, 2007

Lately I hv found many reference on colocation. What is meant by that?

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Feb 22, 2007

A friend of mine gave me a brand new machine he got from work. Its a medium sized desktop case, p4 2.8ghz, 1.5GB of ram, and 2x 40GB IDE Hardrives. Its not anything special, the ram is DDR and the proccessor is the old socket 478.

I am thinking about co-locating this machine. My home computer has much better parts then it so it is useless to keep at home. I already have a laptop as well as my PC so I don't need a second computer at my home either.

I have looked at some co-location prices, sent out a few emails and it looks more expensive then getting a dedicated server from the company. I thought co-location was cheaper then a dedicated server, but it seems like I am finding different.

This server is going to be used to host a few websites of mine, as well as be used to host a gameserver or two. I don't have a problem being a system administrator, I am currently managing my VPS as well as my friends dedicated server.

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May 3, 2007

I am hosting a commercial website that is consuming about 1.5Mbp/s of bandwidth on a monthly basis (95th. %). The site consists of (6) 1U Dell servers. I am currently seeking a colo provider in the downtown NYC area where I can rent a 1/4 rack. I am looking for a very reputable provider, but don't necessarily need the "gold standard" in colo providers as cost is definitely a factor.

My questions are as follows:

1. What is the general range of pricing that I should expect for a 1/4 rack at say 2Mbp/s of bandwidth? I have been getting quotes from around $500 to $1000, but wansn't sure exactly how to evaluate them.

2. Do I need to purchase a rack-mount keyboard/monitor drawer, or does the colo facility usually provide a cart or similar?

3. Is is better in the long run for me to provide my own firewall/vpn solution or is this something that the colo facility would typically provide for me?

4. With regard to DNS, is this normally a colo provided service or am I better off using a 3rd. party service. If the latter, any recommendations?

5. Any recommendations for quality colo providers in the downtown NYC area?

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Mar 16, 2007

I currently have Dedicated servers here and there with different companies but one of my sites is out growing its current setup and is growing at a rapid rate so its going to get expensive to run if i just have multiple dedicated servers so I have started to look into colocation.

The down side to colocation for me or from what I have seen is Limited Support compared to dedicated support.

However I do pay a company that will help me with the upkeep of my servers and will advise me on what I need so really now im looking at prices.

To start with I will be looking to host:


Dell PowerEdge 1850 1u
2x Xeon 3.4hz 1m cache
2gb Ram (2x 1gb dimms)
2x 146gb U320 hot swap drives
CD Drive
Floppy Drive
2x Gigabit Ethernet

**Anyone have a price on a server same spec as above?**

Now I would prefer to find someone who provides the following but if not then could point me in the right direction to purchase:

(Hardware must be able to handle atleast 8 servers of the above spec as I see me expanding to this within 6 months to 1 year)

Remote Reboot

**Anyone have a price on the hardware above? must handle atleast 8 servers**

Bandwidth - 100mbit

I would say I would like around 2,000gb bandwidth per server

So to start with that would be approx 4,000gb as I would be hosting 2 servers.


I would like to try and find a host that offers a fair amount of hardware support

I think for the moment thats about all im looking for advice / prices on.

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May 28, 2007

what colocation is? I know its cheaper than a box but what happens if you purchase this?

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Oct 17, 2007

Can I have some suggestions/recomendations of colocation facilities in the Reading area or more generally in Berkshire?

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Feb 21, 2007

I got an old 1u rackmount server off ebay to use as a home server for some small programs and to test on. Its a Compaq DL360 G1.

CoreNetworks has 1u colocation with 1 TB of bandwidth, remote reboot, and IP KVM access for only $17.95 a month. I was thinking about getting this when they start selling it, but this would be my first server to colocate and I had a few questions.

The server came with rails to mount it on, but would I need to send these also? Or would the datacenter provide their own rails? The server has screws on each side to attach to the rails.
Picture: here

Also, would I just need to pack up the server and ship it? Nothing else is needed?

I know these questions probably seem silly, but I'm new to colocation.

(And please don't post about how they could never sell colocation for $18. I'm not asking about the company )

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Jul 2, 2007

I just got a free 2U Dell PowerEdge 2550 server, and I'm thinking about colocating it. A buddy of mine got three for free and offered me one. Of course I took it .

I've had a few dedicated servers in the past with Sagonet, but I'm totally new to colocation. I'd imagine that colocation is cheaper than getting a dedicated server since I'm providing the hardware, but after doing some preliminary research, this doesn't seem to be the case.

I'm a college student, so probably the most I could dish out would be $50/month. I'm not sure if this is even possible. I'm looking for a data center in the MA/NH area.

Anyone have any advice or suggestions as to a data center or reseller where this may be possible? I certainly don't want this server to go to waste sitting in my basement.

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Jul 19, 2007

Im thinking of buying my own server, i need a cheap mid range spec server, where can i get a decent priced one? or maybe a empty chassis..

then id like a decent priced colo, i looked at 49pence there cheap give 3000gb bw and unlimited IP on ripe justification. but there support isnt for me. they dont seem to listen. if anyone has any ideas on where i can find these 2 things please let me know.

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Hi there. I am looking for a colocation provider in Greenville, SC and I have found NuVox. I was wondering if anyone had any information about this company, as well as if this is a good price.

They said the service would be:

1/3 Open Rack space - $250.00/month
Bandwidth - $65.00/month/Mb

Does this seem like a good deal? I'm willing to pay a little more than average because I really like that I live less than 2 mile away from them.

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Jul 20, 2007

I'm moving from 10 dedicated server to colocation.

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- 3 D-Link DGS-3024 ethernet switch
- virtualization based on Xen 3.x and RedHat 5 Advanced Platform
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I'm looking for a layer 3 firewall, I'm inetersted in Cisco ASA series 5505 or 5510 models. Someone as experience with this firewall?

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