[oclug] Dedicated hosting/co-lo.
rod at giffinscientific.com
Thu Mar 17 10:51:28 EST 2005
On Thu, March 17, 2005 8:52, Ren West said:
> Hello everyone. I'm looking to move to the Ottawa region soon and
> need to either line up hosting for my server, or an ISP that will
> allow me to run it myself. Currently, I'm going the ISP route.
> 4M/800K DSL is adequate for now, but I hope to start getting more
> traffic. Trouble is, I need dedicated hosting, as I run several web
> servers, lots of email to different hosts, secure IRC, secure IMAP and
> several other services. I wish to run Gentoo and manage it myself on
> dedicated hardware. Thus far, my best option is prioritycolo.com, but
> they have a strict no IRC rule, which I don't want to leave out. Does
> anyone know of another host I can contact? Something in the
> <$100/month range is preferable, since I'll have to pay for an ISP
At under $100/month for co-lo, you are limited but there are options. Try
iStop for example. I believe their price is in the $80-85 range. No
frills at that price. They provide space on a rack (which looks
suspiciously like surplus industrial shelving), UPS, bandwidth and B class
security. You provide everything else.
> Failing that, what ISPs offer full services? Something fast and
> reliable obviously.
At the other end of the scale is Magma, which used to be independant and
is now part of Primus(??) or something. Secure monitored class A
facility, multi-homed high speed bandwidth, full service, $450-$500 last I
Just about everyone else locally is in between these two.
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