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Well I decieded to quit renting an entire server (We have 4 websites on a dedicated server), to owning instead. So I bought a 1u Dell 1850 Rack Server, and am going to co-locate it at cihost.com. In a nutshell it's about 2" tall, 19" wide, and 30" deep. It has Dual 2.8 Ghz 64 bit Xeon processors, 800 mhz front side bus, 2 Gigs DDR2 400mhz RAM, 2 x 146 Gig 10,000 RPM SCSI drives, RAID 1 SCSI, etc...Read the spec sheet below for more.

Running our few websites it will be like 747 hauling around 5 passengers...No load at all. And CI Host (The servers new home) has redundant Gigabit connections to the Internet. We will have a 100Mbit connection to the NOC. This 1u colocation with 1500 GB xfer a month is only $50.00!!! :)

[221-5193] 2.8GHz/1MB Cache, Xeon 800MHz Front Side Bus for PowerEdge 1850
[311-3579] 2.8GHz/1MB, Xeon, 800MHz FrontSide Bus 2nd processor for PowerEdge 1850
[311-3590] 2GB DDR2 400MHz (2X1GB) Single Ranked DIMMs
[310-5017] No Keyboard Option
[320-0058] No Monitor Option
[320-3866] Riser,ROMB,PCI-X,PE1850
[341-0853] 146GB,U320,SCSI,1IN 10K;PE1850
[463-7994] Embedded RAID - PERC4 EmbeddedIntegrated
[341-0838] No Floppy Drive
[420-4077] No Operating System, Microsoft
[310-0024] Mouse Option None
[430-8991] Dual On-Board NICS ONLY
[313-2424] 24X IDE CD-ROM
[313-2421] Bezel for PE1850
[310-5218] Electronic Documentation and OpenManage CD Kit, PE1850
[341-0859] 146GB,U320,SCSI,1IN 10K;PE1850
[341-0865] MR1, Drives attached to PERC4ei
[310-5669] Rack Chassis w/Versarail RoundHole-Universal for 3rd-party racks, PE1850
[310-5214] Non-Redundant Power Supply PE1850

Eric HRF

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Sorry, but I used to be with CI Host, and I can tell you that their network is really bad. Continuous downtime. It's really terrible. :-/

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Sorry, but I used to be with CI Host, and I can tell you that their network is really bad. Continuous downtime. It's really terrible. :-/

Was this recently? I hope things have gotten better :o Will you PM me some good alternatives please.

Eric HRF

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Well I decieded to quit renting an entire server (We have 4 websites on a dedicated server), to owning instead. So I bought a 1u Dell 1850 Rack Server, and am going to co-locate it at cihost.com. In a nutshell it's about 2" tall, 19" wide, and 30" deep. It has Dual 2.8 Ghz 64 bit Xeon processors, 800 mhz front side bus, 2 Gigs DDR2 400mhz RAM, 2 x 146 Gig 10,000 RPM SCSI drives, RAID 1 SCSI, etc...Read the spec sheet below for more.

Running our few websites it will be like 747 hauling around 5 passengers...No load at all. And CI Host (The servers new home) has redundant Gigabit connections to the Internet. We will have a 100Mbit connection to the NOC. This 1u colocation with 1500 GB xfer a month is only $50.00!!! :)

[221-5193] 2.8GHz/1MB Cache, Xeon 800MHz Front Side Bus for PowerEdge 1850
[311-3579] 2.8GHz/1MB, Xeon, 800MHz FrontSide Bus 2nd processor for PowerEdge 1850
[311-3590] 2GB DDR2 400MHz (2X1GB) Single Ranked DIMMs
[310-5017] No Keyboard Option
[320-0058] No Monitor Option
[320-3866] Riser,ROMB,PCI-X,PE1850
[341-0853] 146GB,U320,SCSI,1IN 10K;PE1850
[463-7994] Embedded RAID - PERC4 EmbeddedIntegrated
[341-0838] No Floppy Drive
[420-4077] No Operating System, Microsoft
[310-0024] Mouse Option None
[430-8991] Dual On-Board NICS ONLY
[313-2424] 24X IDE CD-ROM
[313-2421] Bezel for PE1850
[310-5218] Electronic Documentation and OpenManage CD Kit, PE1850
[341-0859] 146GB,U320,SCSI,1IN 10K;PE1850
[341-0865] MR1, Drives attached to PERC4ei
[310-5669] Rack Chassis w/Versarail RoundHole-Universal for 3rd-party racks, PE1850
[310-5214] Non-Redundant Power Supply PE1850

Eric HRF

lucky u, congrats!!!!

the administrator is very cute over here he he :lol:

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Love the specs on the machine, as cscgal said though, I would actually stay away from CI-Host, I did host there one time, because, I'll try *anything* once, and it isn't going to happen again.

However for the amount of bandwidth your getting for the price, and that allow co-location, seems like a pretty good deal.

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Hey Folk',

I was locked into 1 year with CI Host, because I signed up for a "Crazy Deal". Well, I'll get back to them later...

I chose Burstnet for the Dell. They treated me like I was first and only customer! They installed CentOS 3.4 with Cpanel, put the rails on, and hooked the NIC to the NOC. No sweat, that Dell runs like a clock, and damn it's FAST!

Anyways, I bought a smaller 1u AMD Athlon to go to CI Host. It's a backup for backups on the Dell.

Thank's for the heads up on CI Host everybody. Hopefully I'll have a good year...

Eric

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The folks over at CI Host are really nice. Their network is the thing that absolutely sucks.

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Well, Dells are very nice, but I much prefer the power of the Opteron. The problem is that there are still too few dedicated server providers that supply them. The next desktop machine will be a dual core Athlon64 x2 too. ;)

M.

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I hate to bring up an old thread but Eric, I was just wondering how you made out with CI Host?

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And while the old thread is active, how is the dell?

*I just got a new desktop myself*

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I hate to bring up an old thread but Eric, I was just wondering how you made out with CI Host?

I have the the Dell at Burst NET, and we put a smaller AMD machine at CI Host. So far so good...We just use it for backups.

Eric

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