| 3:12 pm on Dec 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Keep in mind that prices will vary greatly from host to hot. That said:
•Firewall – monitored for uptime and managed with periodic log file assessments - I am guesing around $100 per month without anyone checking the log files
•Dedicated Load Balancing (2 web servers @ $200 per month) - $400
•Redundant web servers with failover power supplies and port monitoring. - (2 web servers @ $200 per month) - $400
•Dedicated database server (Decreases latency), includes port monitoring (2 web servers @ $200 per month) - $400
•Network managed backups
•Daily incremental backup
•Full weekly backup
•Backup retention of (4) weeks - all backups ~$100 per month
•Aggregate bandwidth – 200 GB per month. Overage rate at $3.95 per GB
So it looks like you are loooing at around $1500 per month with those specifications.
If you can , at that price you may want to look into getting a T1 line installed locally ahnd buying your own equipment.
| 3:40 pm on Dec 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
We have a T1 being installed now, and were considering buying our own equipment. Except, we are not too savvy in that dept.
We were quoted $4,600 per month by rackspace.
| 4:37 pm on Dec 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I just sent a sticky with a hosting solution to look into.
| 4:54 pm on Dec 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
How much bandwidth are you using?
Surely more than 200 GB/month, right?
| 1:10 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)|
$1000 give or take.
Personally I run a AMD Ath 2.13 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, 2 x 36 GB SCSI in a RAID 0 with an extra 60 GB EIDE drive, full hardware AND application monitoring, 100GB of transfer and weekly ethernet based backup with 4 week retention for just $350 a month.
I have also been with this company a long time and they treat me very well.
Every time I call up and give me customer number they are like "Wow... that is such a low number."
Sometimes being a steady, good customer pays.
| 3:36 pm on Jan 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I am paying about $2.5k for:
- 7 dual xeon servers, all SCSI, most RAID5, 24 disks, 2TB space
- 20GB RAM total
- remote console, remote reboot
- making 12TB+ transfer a month
- connected to 10+ high quality Gigabit networks (sprint, verio, ...)... they even paid me a while back once one of their networks went down.
There are no redundant power supplies but IMHO you should no rely on that anyways... more often memory goes bad or a server overheats etc...servers _always_ crash sooner or later - my site is setup to automatically reroute traffic if a server goes down. Shop around, there are much better deals out there... they'll also give you 10-30% discounts if you are ready to spend quite a bit.