To start I would like to point out that I am expressing my personal opinion and not my company's, although my experience comes from there.
In the last 2-3 months, we noticed an important increase of really hungry customers forcing us to upgrade our infrastructure almost weekly. While this is fun it is also very expensive and requires a lot of prefinancing; something that shouldn't be taken for granted these days. Most of these hungry customers are no doubt seedboxers and they consume an average of 75-85 MBIT/s on a so called unmetered 100 MBIT Port. All of this is fine for me, but I really start wondering what other professionals in this business think of these customers and how they control their bandwidth usage? OVH seems to be pretty clear about this: the more servers you get into your account, the less speed you get per server unless you pay for the pro SLA. I find it interesting, but I doubt that anybody who wants to run a seedbox is actually going to pay a few hundred bucks just to get bandwidth for something that may or may not generate some (legal?) revenue.
Just to ensure those who are following this and might be customers of us: No, we are not going to kick you out! I just want a discussion and get some point of views from others who have been facing the same issue before we actually did.
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This is my first review at WHT so I am going to try and keep this as short and simple as possible.
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[Excuse the spaces but I need a certain amount of posts before I can post links]
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I was running a webhosting business, now I'm almost ruined because of Giga International.
I will expose all the details, in order to see how things evolved.
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- System / hardware optimization
- Software installation and configuration
- Emergency Problem Resolution
- Unlimited admin hours and tickets
- Proactive security patching
- Kernel upgrades
- Ongoing OS / Control Panel updates
- Remote backups
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- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, all Windows Operating Systems
- Sun Solaris
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than I suggest you to consider getting this upgrade.
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I'm asking: where are the promised services? they never did any remote backup, any verification from 5 to 5 minutes, I have always announce them about problems; where is Emergency problem resolution? Over 120 clients hosted on the server, including my webpage are down for 9 hours, 2 days ago for more than 24 hours, I'm desperated, Giga International doesn't answer to the phone anymore, the server is still in rescue mode without kernel, without boot partition. I have sent them emails, no replies, I'm a beginner in linux but I know how to reinstall an OS and put back the server online, but I cannot do that from a rescue mode, via ssh.
So, maybe someone from giga international will read that and take measures, otherwise I will try my best to notify people about their bad services.
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I have started up a UK based company with a few people and our work is mainly based with online websites.
I need a reliable UK web host, with servers based in the UK and the availability to call up for any support.
The company needs to have many years in the business and are available to transfer my CPanel accounts.
Small Business Server Will Not Boot
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After the server shutdown and tried to restart the system will not restart.
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I need the following:
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2) Ability to send and recieve e-mails at "mydomain.com". I think this is a no-brainer.
3) Ability to use SQL Server express.
4) We will be taking orders with credit card numbers, so I need to be able to do HTTPS and I need to know my data will be secure.
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Starting Colocation Business In Egypt
I'm thinking about starting my own Colocation Business in Egypt, I'm not servers or networks expert but I know good info about both of them but of course I intend to hire some one for the servers and the networks.
I'm not planning on spending much in the beginning .. as a start I'll start with Bargain servers to offer them as cheap dedicated servers so that I'll be able to get some popularity , May be 1 or 2 high end server too so that I don't look like a cheap provider.
I made some searches on the networking and racks and all the other equipments and I can buy what suits me in the beginning but the question is:
Will it work?
I can accept loss at the beginning of course but do you expect me to gain any profits?
If so do you think that if you live outside Egypt you might get a server in Egypt for some reason?
Because I don't think the Egyptian market will have that much clients interested in Dedicated Servers & Colocation..
FDC Servers LLC - Wrong Business Ethics
I completely amazed on how this Company has managed to engineer their TOS & AUP in such a way that they can in essence discriminate, destroy your hardware and steal your money in the process...
The developed some type of a bias against me, and then the true colors came out. It all started with a simple argument over a Cpanel License on a VDS that I had rented from them. I decide to send my own server instead to save a few dollars and I overnight the box.
-- For support to tell me that the brand new Corsair 750Watt PS is dead. We had sealed the server with stickers to ensure that no one would open it and tamper with the hardware inside. That's the first thing they did, was to remove the stickers and pretend that they PS was dead and that they had to Trouble Shoot.
-- I get the power supply back and it was in perfect working condition, obviously after they had made a few dollars on handling the shipping.
-- I asked them my options and they then try to make me buy a PS from them. Until I ship another one in. They let that ride 2 days until I send a ticket for a reboot. Right away, ohh that PS apparently died right there and then. 4 minutes after I open the ticket asking for a reboot.
> Then I notice some type of QoS going on specifically on my IP. As I know a few others that have servers there and we verified the routes back to our local provider. My upload was about 50kbps. I inquire to get the usual "routes" cannot be controlled.
As well I would see when downloading something from my box; the speeds would startup at max out and throttle all the way down to around 50kbps and maintain. From different local points as well.
> Anyhow I decide not to complain and to pay. Thus I get 2x Internap dedicated bandwidth @ $225.00 a month + $99.00. 1x Internap per Eth interface. That is after I had already paid them $269.00 for the initial VDS as well which I never got a refund for, that was just wasted money now.
> I got to enjoy that for about 8 days. Until I asked for a reboot before I messed up accidently a ifconfig command. That's when it went again, from ohhh the box is rebooted. Took about 4 hours, three techs telling me it was beeing rebooted. Never could I connect again. Then I ask them if I they have perhaps KVM over IP so I Can take care of the problem and save them time. All of a sudden the story evolves to a dead motherboard. When I question the tech, he tells me that he swapped all parts and tested them and that the motherboard was dead. That was as well a brand new WS motherboard. Running at around 34 degrees celcius temp for the 8 days very stable without any issues.
> Of course I complained some, looked for the owner to have a discussion. Stumble on Better Business Bureau US and find that others complained there. Mentioned that in the ticket and they terminated my service; keeping of course the rest of my money; Because that too is in their AUP/TOS no refunds
Thus if I get it right, they can randomly choose people that they believe they can easily take. Or simply dislike. It's simple, break their hardware. They will have no choice to ship it back; to then fill their place with another customer because they are low on space. But still bill the first one for the rest remainder of the month, why? Because they can, it's in their well engineered TOS/AUP. So I got to use it from the 26th of last month to today but still will pay until the 26th of this month.
They are allowed to do all of the above, why because they are big now Right!