does anyone know of any datacenters in the uk? looking to get a server with lots of hd space but dont wanna pay some of the extortionate prices around as the rest of the server doesnt need to be powerful or anything. im in uk so would be nice not to have to ship a server overseas
Anybody used webnx in LA USA to host any mission critical i/o cpu intensive web based applications for UK or European customers? If yes did the distance have any great or neagitive impact on speed of service?
If noboday has the experience does anyone have any experience?
Currently we've got around 15 dedicated servers in the USA, 1 in the Netherlands and 1 in Germany. We're currently expanding a bit and we've just put up another server in Malaysia and now wanting to hit the UK.
I'm after a dedicated server with specifications not to dissimilar to the following:
- Core2 CPU (E6600 or better) - 2GB RAM (or better) - 250GB HDD (or better) - 100MBit NIC - 2000GB b/w (or better) - Windows 2003 (Standard Edition preferred)
We're looking to pay no more than 100/mo. Server will be used for gaming purposes.
I'm after a respected company that will accept PayPal. I'll ask that you do not suggest companies which do not accept PayPal or ask for ID verification because it's extra hassle I don't want to deal with.
I've had a look at RapidSwitch which seem good but I can't find ANYTHING about payment methods on their website which is a bit daft (unless I'm blind).
I am currently on shared hosting (i will not mention who with) however since I have been with them my site has been down about 4 times. The good thing is my site hadnt launched it was just a placeholder page so nothing critical.
Due to the above issues, I need to change host, it is essential there is no downtime, its a new site and I dont want our reputation to suffer due to downtime.
What hosts would you recommend from the UK, thank you.
I started another thread in the VPS section but i do not know how to close it,
I'm interested in getting a VPS (nothing too much - probably at least 5-10GB space / 30GB bandwidth) for a forum I run based in Australia. My budget is probably around $40/month. BTW I'm after managed.
My main issue is that I would like it to be a decent speed for Australia (specifically Melbourne). Where should a datacenter be located for Australia?
I have used VPSland.com before and was very happy with everything except bandwidth speed. If i ping the server, I get around 198 to 220ms response. VPS is hosted in USA, and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. www.vpsland.com
I am planning on starting my own personal business, which is going to be relatively small to start of with... I wanted to purchase a VPS to host my website as well as host few other websites for clients if required. I will be running typo3 content management system with mysql database. I wanted the response time to be better than VPSland.com.
The companies I have explored in NZ are 3 times more expensive than VPSland. I wanted a server which has around 300mb ram or so. Would prefer Windows 2003, if not Linux.
Please recommend me which VPS provider I should go with? I suppose it should be based in Australia or New Zealand as the traffic will be national mostly. or even USA or UK or any other country which provides good response time for NZ visitors and has competitive prices?
I am currently researching into colocation hosting for a 1u rack server. i am looking for a cheapish host that can give me something around 10mbit line and idk how much bandwidth i need yet, but probably something over 300gig. Its to host counter strike source servers.
I have a questions for you other Canadians out there co-locating machines in the United States. How do you deal with shipping back servers to you that need repaired? I had to ship a server back to me via UPS recently and to my surprise it arrives to me with a $150 COD charge on it. I ended up talking to UPS and it ended up being $50 for brokerage fee's. But I'm wondering if there is any secret some of you are using to get the machines back without crazy border fee's? This is the first instance I've had to ship something back as the provider would not diagnose the machine on site or even help with shipping I had to go through UPS and then had to rely on the provider marking the right reason for shipping which they did not do.
I have a web hosting business that has been growing constantly for a couple of years, now I think it's time to move on and instead of leasing servers start with colocation and operating my own hardware, I'm in Mexico and there are no good deals here as there are in other countries, so I have several questions about your appreciation of where things are better for business, US or Canada:
Where is colo cheaper? Where is hardware cheaper? Where is personnel less costly? Where is personnel better qualified? Where is office space cheaper? Where is electrical energy cheaper? Where are more investment opportunities? Where are taxes lower? Where is living less costly?
I've been researching these on my own but still have several doubts, may be you find some of this question obvious however I'd still like to know your appreciation.