Data Centre List - World Wide

Jul 17, 2007

I have been playing with the idea now for a while to create a site that will list all the data centres (datacenters for you americans) in the world.

Obviously I do not have the definitive list, so it would be community based, where users can add DC's and reviews can be written for it...


1. Is there a website doing this already?

2. Would it be used...?

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Jun 10, 2008

Now I have a IP address and I want to know which data centre the IP belongs to.

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May 2, 2008

After reading so many "negative" points or points which cause pain to dedicated server owners, I think it is important to focus on any "GOOD" resolutions and responses one gets from DC technical staff .... so, here goes our personal experience with the staff over at GNAX (Tranxact Global).

Server Down (panic sets in as client calls): 01:55 PM
Tried Avocent - power cycles - server still down: 01:57 PM
On the Phone to GNAX (Ed): 02:05 PM (asked to raise ticket, whilst he looks)
Ticket raised: 02:11PM
Acknowledgment (Ryan): 02:18PM
Resolution: 02:19 PM (failed Power Supply)

I was later to find out the PSU was actually replaced with a brand-new one on the server! My client was happy, and so was I!

I think if all DC's offered a comparable concern for their clients (who actually PAY them for the service), we'd have a reputable industry out there!

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Mar 25, 2009

with the unfortunate loss of the last few months there's a need for reviews of hosts given that many things can happen, good hosts turn to bad and fortunately vice versa (ie the positive LeaseWeb thread that was posted the other day in Dedicated, I believe. It's great to hear those stories.)

So, for anyone expecting anything other than the standard 'FastHosting have been great for me' tale, then prepare to be disappointed. This is, as of today, a 1 month review for a London based 2x c2quad 2.00ghz VPS, with 1.5gb SLM RAM, 50gb HDD, 1.5tb transfer at $46/mo. Whilst this isn't my first host, it's my first VPS.

Background - I originally hosted my site on a server owned by the main admin of a site I moderated, free space for doing the work. I decided I wanted to put up a fair chunk of multimedia work, and it was 2001 so I moved to an unmanaged box at (now EV1 I believe?) Bad mistake. I wasn't ready for that kind of freedom, and a few months later I moved over to a small reseller account with cPanel which I got used to easily enough (having used Plesk originally on the 1st box). Against, constraints meant I decided to move my personal site to DreamHost whilst I resold the reseller space to pay for my overall costs. The DreamHost space simply isn't of high enough quality to resell, and the $200 a year I was paying felt like a decent enough deal as I was lucky enough to not suffer huge amounts.

Roll on to 09, my DH site is acting poorly over the space of a few weeks, users are moaning and my Reseller deal hasn't improved since I took it out about 4 years ago. I browsed WHM for a few days to find 'the right host' and nearly settled on one.. I did more research and found out whilst they offered what seemed a good service in general, a few major problems occurred late last year and I simply couldn't put my money down based on that. I shant name them as I'm sure it was a one-off, and unfair for someone who is not a customer to tarnish their reputation.

FH seemed to combine the specs I wanted, I was very eager to move hosting to the UK where virtually all my users are, and see if geographical location was all it cracked up to be. It works in online gaming afterall. Whilst I could beat the promises of space elsewhere, the enthusiasm that FH customers posted with convinced me that if I had a problem, these guys would sort it.

I had a bit of confusion with their signup process (it looks as if you can register a domain with them, but then it denies you when you try. This might be different now.) so I passed on a ticket enquiring about the process, as live chat was down due to the time (about 11pm GMT). A few minutes later I had a reply telling me what I needed to do, and an apology for the confusion. Whilst I can understand tech support being 24/7, I was pleasantly surprised that the sales team were still around to respond to requests.

I signed up and went to bed, hoping to hear something in the morning as they didn't make promises about set up times when using vouchers. This was fine. I woke up about 7am, to find emails in my inbox at around 4am welcoming me to the service and providing me with all the URLs I needed. I logged in to Virtuozzo, everything looked good and it was nice to see the overall panel for the first time. Now to log into WHM for the first time.. access denied. Argh! It was late when I did signup and I must've typed something incorrect into the root password field.. so amateur! I fired off an apology to tech support around midday hoping they could reset. They verified my details, escalated it to a senior (fantastic! I was kinda expecting a phone call at this point to prove I wasn't a scammer! I'm glad they take security seriously) and then I had my password reset within the space of about 30 minutes or so.

WHM VPS was a real eye opener, on a reseller box it's pretty limited, but on a VPS it's such a fantastic tool as you really feel like you're in control over the operating system without the complexity of command line if you're not used to setting things up.

Ping rates from Cardiff to London have been constantly good (<30ms, and pingdom's London box gives me between 2 and 5ms on the IP), and I'm able to pretty much max out my 10mbit port on my 20mbit Cable line. Perfect. With Dreamhost I was getting maybe 200k/sec, and my reseller account (who were hosted at LiquidWeb) I got about 350-400 at most. Ping rates for both were 100-200ms.

I installed my Invision PowerBoard, which has 3,500 members, 400k posts, about 60 users online and about 3gb or so in content minus any mp3/video links I uploaded separately.

The thing *SNAPS*. I've rarely seen anyones forum load so smoothly, let alone mine.

During the issues at DH, I was used to seeing page gen times of 15secs, this whole month I've barely seen it over 0.05 to 0.08.

Early on, I had a few problems.. I wasn't getting any joy with the nameservers resolving and I had noticed syslogd was down, and I couldn't bring it back up. I fired off a support ticket covering both elements at approximately 12pm GMT (so between 4am and 7am US, depending on the coast). I wasn't expecting this issue to be resolved for a few hours. By 12.30GMT I hadn't had just an email confirming received, I'd had 5. Each email told me who was dealing with the issues (it'd been passed to 2 engineers, 1 for each element) and they kept me informed as to what was going on. The 5th email confirmed my nameservers were running fine and that syslogd was back up and running. I was truly impressed. The only other ticket I've logged has been to sort out the RDNS entries, which I believe cannot be dealt with by myself anyway.

I filled in a questionnaire, because I was truly pleased with the way every query I had asked, regardless of how trivial. I don't know if it's a particular 'gimmick' of the ticket system they used, but the lowest I could flag my tickets was 'Important'. Even that speaks volumes to me. When I filled the questionnaire in, I thought it would be nice to mention by name each person who had helped me. I think I put about 10 names down in total. It's tricky to describe, because my server doesn't cost much in comparison to others, but I feel like my query is critical to their upkeep, and I get treated as if it's a local mom-n-pop store.

Over the last few weeks, I've read a lot of WHM threads, particularly the VPS section to see how other peoples experiences are, not just with my host but in general. A lot of the time people are told that they can't expect the specs they want in their budget, or that VPS can be a tricky scale up to reseller, even when managed. There's a lot of negativity in places, and that's a shame because it means that a lot of customers haven't had the experiences that I have.

Because there has to be some criticism, because the world is not perfect.. I'd just say as polite, speedy and effective the responses to my tickets have been.. they lacked letting me know what they did to fix any problems. I'm still a bit wet behind the ears, and whilst I don't mind playing with options, am wary of breaking things.. I'd like to know 'is this something I should've known how to do, and if so.. how'. But that's not their job, their job is to keep my box running and that's the priority.

It's a clear 5/5 from me, I think that much is obvious. I paid my 2nd months hosting last night despite money being tough... I'm happier with my (small, but important to me) customers and my own site on quality hardware with excellent support and having to eat cheap supermarket noodles for a few weeks, than eat well and suffer the consequences of the $5 'unlimited' hosts out there.

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Jun 16, 2008

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It may work out that we pickup some business in South America, South Africa and Asia.

A lot of people in our company are saying that it will need to be hosted near to our clients for speed issues as if we try and host the websites and backend applications from the UK they will be too slow. Surely the point of the internet is that it doesnt matter where the stuff is hosted. Colleagues are saying that if we are trying to administer servers on the other side of the world the poor connections will mean we will struglle.

In some of the countries the infrastructure must be pretty advanced. London has huge POP on the net and surely this will help.

Hosting stuff for clients based in South America isnt too bad as I think we would be ok hosting stuff in America. Likewise I'm sure there are similarly developed countries in Asia will be able to provide hosting. Not too sure about South Africa.

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Jul 4, 2009

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My question is, what kind of SSL certificate would be appropriate for this. Could I purchase a single-root certificate from RapidSSL and set it up on that domain?

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Sep 30, 2008

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Today at around 6PM my server, that was working fine and I was actively working on all day, suddenly disappears off the Internet.

I go to Host Once's ticket system, and they have a message up that they moved their servers from NC to NJ, that all the servers were upgraded to Windows 2003, and that they would be very busy with the migration, don't submit multiple tickets. (Host Once seems to mostly have reseller hosting accounts, not many dedicated servers.)

I start pinging IP addresses and everything in my server's IP block is gone (the furthest a tracert goes is - everything under that is gone.)

This is bad.

I'm worried that they may have bought new boxes in NJ for their reseller accounts, transferred up the data, and abandoned the old boxes in NC ... is this something they might do?

Also worried that the block of IPs their old servers were on may have somehow been reassigned... can this happen?

In any case, waiting to hear back on my ticket but looking for advice. Does anyone know the datacenter Carolina Online / Host Once used in Lumberton, NC? Want to start tracking it down if my box may have been left behind.... Any other insight on what in the world they might be doing / what happenned here?

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The answers *will* vary because the dns server is geolocation enabled. Or, at least they *should* vary. But, someone claims its buggered.

The host name to lookup is:

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We need more than one, as we need servers all over the world.

Edit: 100Mbit with unlimited or VERY high bandwith limits minimum.

Edit 2: Looking for something similar to fdc and ovh in price if possible. Going over 500/mo is pushing the budget on these, although specs do need to be taken into consideration.

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I have the Apache server working since I can access from within my LAN.My problem is to get it to show me the same "It Works!" when I try to access from the Internet.I got my 'external IP' address by simply going to, and I can also see it from within my router settings.

The next thing I did was to setup Port Forwarding inside the router, to point say 50505 to I've tried lots of port numbers.I cannot see my Apache 2 Default page by typing in my browser "", for example. This assumes is my external IP and 50505 is the port I am forwarding.

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When I try to send an email to, I get the following error:

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
retry timeout exceeded

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <>
Received: from [] (helo=CURTPC)
by with esmtpa (Exim 4.68)
(envelope-from <>)
id 1IZyCz-0001P8-Ve
for; Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:23:26 -0700
Message-ID: <005001c7ff0a$4b5ab4a0$660aa8c0@CURTPC>
From: "Curt W." <>
To: "asdfasdfas" <>
Subject: test
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:23:25 -0700
Organization: Precision-Media
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3138
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3138
X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 000776-1, 09/24/2007), Outbound message
X-Antivirus-Status: Clean

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Content-Type: text/html;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; =
<META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.6000.16525" name=3DGENERATOR>
<BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>test</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

I can receive just fine, I think I was replying to the email, but sending a new email gets the same error. Here are the email headers:

Return-path: <>
Delivery-date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:30:43 -0700
Received: from mailnull by with local (Exim 4.68)
id 1IZyK3-0001rA-94
for; Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:30:43 -0700
Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
From: Mail Delivery System <>
Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
Message-Id: <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:30:43 -0700
X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 000776-1, 09/24/2007), Inbound message
X-Antivirus-Status: Clean

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I hear talk also of a server wide ssl how is this possible do you create the ssl for the IP rather than the domain

What is the best way to do this on a dedicated box with WHM/cpanel to where my users have secure access to their webmail, cpanel client area etc.

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Does anyone know any other remote desktop applications which work better in this way?

I know I could just change the local res settings but it is a bit of a nuisance and looks really weird if I set it to something non-wide-screen...

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