Currently I am hosting with MediaLayer and I am very happy with their service. I have been with them for over a year now. Their uptime and speed is amazing. Support is fast, knowledgeable and all round pleasant to work with. I have no problems with them except for one. Their packages are pricey for what you get ($10/month for 500MB Storage, 10GB Transfer, 3 domains ). It is coming time for me to upgrade my package but I do not want to pay the fortune they are asking for a paltry amount of extra resources.
So my question is, what other hosting companies are there out there who can offer me the same excellent services that MediaLayer does but with more resource bang for my buck?
So that new server that burstnet is offering me with my LiteSpeed webserver and a good software firewall and it all optimised, do you feel I will be in good hands, and a good set-up to withstand a heavy or a good ddos attack?
Check out the following two colocation facilities' most basic plans and let me know what you think? Are they offering a reasonable set of services and resources for the price?
I ask because many of you are located in larger American centers as opposed to smaller Canadian ones - you therefore enjoy the benefits of competitive pricing and services, while in most cities in Canada that isn't the case. I just want to make sure that their packages are on par with industry - as I'm new to the industry, your comments are appreciated.
(Keep in mind the prices are in Canadian dollars, which is almost equal to the US dollar.)
Silver Package: [url]
Colocation 1: [url]
The first link above only offers 10 GB of monthly traffic. Would you say this is reasonable?
Also, is their definition of "escorted access" the same as the rest of the industry, whereby they unplug the server, put it on a table, and watch while you do whatever you have to? I realize that unescorted access isn't possible if you don't have a significant portion of the rack to yourself, but I'm surprised that you're required to unplug your server, because this leads to guaranteed downtime.
With some packages that offer 10 Mbps, does this mean that buying switches and server NICs that are Gigabit Ethernet or even 100 Mbps are pointless? You could just buy 10 Mbps?
What other comments could you add, in terms of questions I haven't asked in this post? And are there any other things I should ask of these facilities while shopping around?
For those who are using ModVPS. How's ModVPS' Support? What's their turn around time for their respond? Do they resolve the problem effeciently?
We currently have a VPS with PowerVPS and their support is amazing. I cannot complain they are excellent. Now we are planning to get another VPS but we might not get it from PowerVPS as much as we love to get it from them. Because at the same price we can get 3 times the specs from ModVPS. I just want to know if ModVPS' support is as amazing as PowerVPS.
Google App Engine offers free quotas of 1 GB outbound traffic per day and 6.5 CPU-hours (based on a 1.2 GHz Intel x86 processor) per day.
How do those free quotas compare to web hosting plans? For example, the traffic supported by the free quotas -- is that generally higher or less than the traffic supported by a typical $5/mo shared hosting account?
Above the free quotas, Google charges $0.12 per GB outgoing traffic, $0.10 per GB incoming traffic, $0.10 per CPU-hour, $0.15 per GB storage per month.
How do those numbers translate to normal web hosting plans? For example, the traffic that can be supported by a $40/mo VPS plan and $200/mo dedicated server plan, what would they cost on Google App Engine?
I know it depends on a lot of factors, but if anyone has any ballpark estimates or experiences they're willing to share I'd really appreciate it.
I'm trying to decide between App Engine and standard web hosting for a DB-backed Python site. The site will start small, but if the traffic grows I want to see which would be a better option long term.
I own a semi-popular downloads website which I host on one server while the actual files/downloads are hosted on another server. This downloads server is very low-end ( AMD Sempron 3000, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HD, CentOS with lighttpd, no control panel, etc.) and is connected via a 100Mbit shared line with a 3300GB bandwidth limit. Originally, I had it on a 10Mbit dedicated unmetered line but I hoped that by upgrading to the 100Mbit, I'd get better burst speeds, faster transfers/downloads, and a bit more bandwidth in general. Well, this doesn't seem to be the case so I'm looking for a new server or file hosting service hopefully on a better and faster network.
Right now, I'm considering the following companies/services:
* Profithost.net - Decent Dedicated server with nice bandwidth * Redhostservers.com - OK Dedicated server with awesome bandwidth * Server4you.com - Great Dedicated server with good bandwidth
* File-services.com - Decently priced pure file hosting with OK features * MegaUpload Business account with Hotlink Quota - Decently priced pure file hosting with nice features
different speed between Quadcore Q6600 2.4Ghz and Xeon 3060 Dual core 2.4Ghz? Typically i can tell the Q6600 is faster than Xeon 3060 but i am not sure which one is faster and more stable for dedicated server.
I am having some serious speed issues with my 1Gbit server at FDC. After opening a ticket, they've simply dismissed it as a server configuration problem. However I am convinced it isn't because certain ISP's (usually universities) get good speeds, usually 700kb/sec but the vast majority of my users get between 20-50 kb/sec and it's causing a lot of complaints.
Furthermore I have other servers with FDC which are 100mbit which perform better than my 1 Gbit one. There are no server bottlenecks (CPU/RAM/HDD), since I've closely monitored them (PRTG) and they aren't even heavily utilised. So the problem is with the network at some point.
Speed Test : [url]
where abouts you are downloading from, your ISP and net connection. Wget's from servers are also welcome as are traceroutes.
I want ask How i know the Server Download speed from Rapidshare ? I have windows Dedicated Server with 1GB Port and when i download something from rapidshare its just 2MB/s , is that Normal ? and now i am thinking to Buy another one , How i can know the Download speed from rapidshare site ? I ask some Company about that but No one give me test or any thing like that ,
I recently setup WAMP on my dedicated, and I'm unsure if the slow download speed is from WAMP or something else I need to remove from the dedicated. Might just be the distance I am from the dedicated because it's hitting 88.74Mb/s down and 71.19Mb/s up from a local city.
i have this couple of windows 2003 servers, colocated in data center, i need to improve download speeds to our customers who are at least 200ms away, the end user is not using download accelarator,
is there a way that any settings to be done on server so that per thread speed can be increased, this case the server and client both have the ability to make a connection at more than a megabit speed. i did some search but all the articles point to end user and not the server saying to increase tcp window size etc.. not sure if those articles relate to server side changes.
After reading a lot of good reviews on Softlayer around here, I was thinking about switching to them. They have some really good deals and I'm planning on getting one of their dual opterons, but I have a question about the processor speed in relation to database intense stuff (like a forum with a good number of users on at once, or a CMS).
I have the option of either going for a Dual Opteron 248 (2.2 gHz) or a 252 (2.6 gHz) which costs $50 more. My question: is the 252 really worth the extra money compared to the 248? All I have on my server is an IPB forum with 100-450+ users on at any given time, and a static site (soon to be converted to a CMS), and I'm thinking that RAM is more important than the processor for a database app like those (that, and hard drive speed). So I wanted to know if it would be better to go with the 248 and spend the money on more Ram and a SA SCSI 10k drive or two?
I just bought a hosting on one of the American servers providers, so I am interested how fast my site loads at different locations around the world. Mainly I am interested in US, Europe and Australia. I am from Europe but, my connection is not so great I want you input on how fast does it load on your end, and maybe how high ping is from your provider.
I hope there are some people who want to help me. I want post a link here because then people will complaint that I am advertising the site...
So if it is not a problem just post a message on this topic and I will send you a link true private message.