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Old 2014-05-13, 18:31   #163
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Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
I will counter with my personal preference for co-located hosting: 1&1.

Yeah, I know 1&1 are often disparaged, but I rent three of their dedicated server (one for over eight years) and they are *highly* reliable. Only once did I have an outage, and it lasted all of six hours (and it was because of a DDOS).

Unlimited bandwidth with a 100 Mb/s connection in or out. And it's hard to beat $40 USD a month. (So you all know, GPU72 runs on a L2 -- MySQL database size is 6.4 GBs with indexes.)

And to reflect on James' comments, my personal preference would also be no M$. We should be past using expensive crapware. Like, yesteryear....
I'm afraid that, even keeping the server and the database on one machine with Linux, 2 cores and 2MB of space would not be enough, nor scalable, but, as I said before, the choice is a matter of the ruler. On Amazon you get the following (prices are for Italy/Europe, US customer get a better rate):

Linux on m1.large: 2 virtual cores, 4 ECU (general purpose system), 7.5 GB, 2x420GB local
storage, moderate I/O capability.
Cloud storage: 400 GB, 100 IOPS.
Elastic IP: 1 elastic IP (free).
Data Transfer: 1TB/month inbound, 1TB/month outbound through elastic IP.
Elastic load balancing: 1 for 1TB/month
with a bit more than $200 per month or just $64 per month just for the server.

1&1 is known in Italy as a web-design service dealer, so I can't rely on this piece of information, and assume you are correct. My assumption is that the burden is put on the organization of the project, not on the costs.


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