I was on the phone with tech support at a datacenter that hosts one of my servers and I asked him as I have all my servers beside this particular one on 100mbps connections about the noticable difference between the speeds as 10mbps is fast to begin with.
I was told that he, from personal experience, never noticed the difference between the two because any computer he accessed his sites/files from never had a connection itself of over 4mbps.
He then went on and said the only people that 100mbps would benefit are people who personally have a computer that has a speed of over 10mbps.
I'm gullable and he was very convincing but does anyone have a better explanation of noticable difference (from the client perspective) between the two speeds?
As a VPS customer, are you more likely to spend slightly more on a provider providing the same specs but Virtuozzo instead of HyperVM? Why or why not? I'd love to hear some people's opinions on the matter, as I know people are very divided as to whether Virtuozzo is better than HyperVM or not.
if the physical location of the hosting company's server makes any difference to search engine rankings (especially Google)?
The reason I ask is that I have been running a successful site, targeted at potential customers in the USA. About a year ago, I moved to a different hosting company, which happened to be in Canada. At that point, my traffic dropped by about 50%.
I'm now thinking of moving the site back to a US-based host, but, before I do, I'd welcome your opinions on whether this would be worthwhile.
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.
After the recent null route of my server ip by providers datacenter without asking no questions nor informing anyone from VD or myself. I am forced to seek a replacement for a 10 mbps unmetered server used for web proxies.
Suggest me good place which has good business ethics and atleast care to inform their customers of their actions.
no Burst net based resellers or anyone even remotely related to burst!
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 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 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?
Let's say I have a site that gets around 500,000 page views per day, has an average of 150 - 200 users online at any given time, and runs 1000+ queries per second. Should I stick with a 100mbps uplink speed, or would I be able to see a difference with a 1000mbps speed?
When service providers advertise a dedicated server for lease (or colocation) and they mention 100Mbps port (sometimes uplink port), what are they referring to?
Are they referring to the port speed of the switch that the NIC is attached to?
Or is it the router's port speed where this switch ( which in turn the server's NIC is attached to) is attached to such that no matter what the NIC speed is (e.g. 100Mbps or 1Gbps), the traffic that passes thru the server is capped to 100Mbps?
We currently have a single 100Mpbs (currently pushing ~40Mpbs) feed from a single upstream provider. Routing is handled by our transit provider.
We wish to provide a more resilient setup and are now looking to install our own BGP router(s) and take a second feed from another provider. I have a looked around the Cisco website and this forum but am unsure which model of routers / layer 3 switch we should be looking at.
A layer 3 switch looks more cost effective but doesn't appear to support enough routes for BGP without great expense. Would a 2600 router be enough or should I be looking at something higher like the 7600 series?
Due to our bad connectivity in our actual French hosting provider (OVH), we need to search for alternatives.
Please post opinions about other hosting companies that can give same configurations at a reasonable price, if possible with related experience with them.
Actually -from 1 year ago- we have the following configuration at OVH:
1xDBServer: Intel Q6600, 1x250GB, 8GB DDR2, 100Mbps (not real on a daily constant), Wind2K3 STD. : 130eur. + vat 1xWebServer: Intel Core2, 1x160GB, 1GB DDR2, 100Mbps (not real on a daily constant), Win2K3 WEB Ed. : 49eur. + vat All days we have traffic problems, with low real bandwith connection, also with poor pings to/from Spain (where most percentatge of our users come). We need to find a hosting provider with a same or a litle best configuration with the follow requisits:
-100Mbps per server [If possible, 100Mbps dedicated (non shared, without aggregation ratio)], UNMETTERED.
-IMPORTANT: Good bandwith connectivity
-Preferable Datacenter hosted in Europe
-WebServer same config, but 2GB DDR (also can be an AMD), if possible with W2K8 WebEd.
-DatabaseServer same config. preferable with 16GB DDR, also preferable -optional- with 2x or 3xSAS 15K. (RAID 1 or Raid 5)
-Possible upgrades (specially beacuse OVH is the first to launch a server with Intel 25GB SSL drives that are superfaster (look at ovh.fr for model HG2009). Any other has support or previsions to serve SSL Drives?)
-If possible, with X days break of contract agreement (money back guaranteed) We can pay some more at a month, but on the first months we can't pay more than around 500$/Euros.
I've been happily hosted in Equinix Ashburn for over a year now, so I haven't been looking into price changes over the past months. However, my colo provider suddenly decided to raise prices by 20% on me, saying that space and bandwidth has become scarce over the past year and their own cost went up by 75%. So they are asking me to lock the new hiked price by signing a new contract, otherwise I won't be able to get such offer from them or any other provider in that location.
Before signing anything, I'm trying to get a feel of the current prices. I see a lot of ads in here for same bw and space, but I'm sure there are variations in the level of service they provide, depending on the colo company, location, bw providers, package type, etc... So, just as crude estimate, can you please tell in general whether prices/costs has went up or down or stayed the same since last year, and by how much?
And if someone has experience with Equinix/Ashburn, what would be a reasonable price for a dedicated 100Mbps/4U colocation with a quality bandwidth provider?