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    Rackshack.net Announce Pentium/Linux Offer!

    http://forum.rackshack.net/showthread.php?threadid=906

    Pricing Set for First Linux Offer
    I have officially set the pricing for the new Linux servers that will be available in EARLY November.

    Configuration:

    P III 1 GHZ
    512 MB RAM (Max available)
    2 x 40 GB Hard Drives (NOT Raid)
    Remote Reboot Port

    Dedicated 10 MB Connection via LCRP Program.

    Monthly $229.
    Set Up $250

    This pricing is guaranteed for the first 70 units only. We will be emailing current customers about 24 hours prior to the launch with the exact date and time that the servers will become available.

    Also, the above pricing may change after launch. If the price goes up (max range up to $299), your pricing will be fixed as long as you are under the LCRP. If the pricing goes down, we will change you rate when the new price becomes effective.

    I am working to bring the cost down to the lowest point that Rackshack can make a positive net margin. YOu can be assured that as we drive our networking cost down, we'll work to make our new services as affordable as possible.

    Thanks for your support!!!!!


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    That' one heck of a deal. I wonder how good support is going to be. Just from reading discussions around the place over this year I hear that it took them some time to get their support staff up to speed with RAQ (no firsthand experience only hearsay).

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    yeah sweet deal it is but they have more up their sleeves

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    Yes looks like a great deal. Yes their support was/is terrible. They try, but just don't have the knowledge they need. I've had a raq for about 6 months with them, and I have been very satisfied with everything except the support. This is still a great deal if you aren't afraid of handling the server yourself.

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    I wonder if this pricing is based off a Cogent ethernet drop? Can't see how they could do this without Cogent.

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    Originally posted by ljames
    I wonder if this pricing is based off a Cogent ethernet drop? Can't see how they could do this without Cogent.
    I've heard that rumoured.

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    Whats the bandwidth that comes with this?

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    Well, that's a good question, because in this case you are paying for bandwidth in the true meaning of the word - not for transfer. You are buying a dedicated 10MB pipe into your server.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but that is a theoretical 247 tetrabytes a month. Anyway, the bottom line is that you get as much bandwidth as the server and the network can handle. The server will be a bottleneck at one end, and the actuall quality of the network both inside the NOC and over the backbone will be the other bottleneck. Networking is something I know nothing about. What is a LCRP Program for example?

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    They're going to be on Cogent, yes, 99% sure.

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    www.online-spectrum.com servers + Cogent bandwidth + $250.00 set up may equal a quicker return on investment. Unlike the $99.00 Cobalt deal.

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    This is actually old news. They've been talking about offering genuine linux servers for the past few weeks now on WHT. It's just a matter of time until they launch it.

    And yes, they will be using Cogent for bandwidth.

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    This is actually old news.
    Thanks. Is this Dan Rather? Come on - you can tell us.

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    Um... last time I checked I wasn't Dan Rather. His username is 'Dan R', not 'Justin S'. Sorry to disappoint you.

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    Ok, so if RackShack offers great prices, but the support is pants, where can I find a place that offers the same good prices, etc, but with decent support?

    Is there such a place?
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    Originally posted by freakysid
    Correct me if I am wrong, but that is a theoretical 247 tetrabytes a month.
    OK, I will It's actually about 3,200 Gb a month if you can push it 100%. 1Mbit/s is approx 320Gb a month.
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    Actually, isn't it 3200 GB's?

    308 Kbps = 100 GBs
    3080 Mbps = 1000 GBs


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