:hay: what do you guys think of this server

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  1. hsmith

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    i ran the numbers and buying a server will cost me less than a semi-dedicated or even dedicated host, a lot less.

    i am going for a dual 2.8ghz xeon processor
    2gb ram to start with
    raid1 73gb hd

    around $2.5k with everything


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  2. hsmith

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    not bad, what about the configuration i had and add on a $1,000 application server and run the other one as a DB server :o

    i'd like the 2u due to raid5, but that can wait possibly
     
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    First of all HP Proliant > Dell PowerEdge.

    Secondly, you say this is cheaper than a dedi host, but what are you doing for power, redundancy, network, bandwidth, etc?
     
  4. hsmith

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    well i agree, but i want to get off the ground. HP would be down the road.

    my full time job will allow me to throw it in our server racks. i won't be eating up that much bandwidth, if i start having a bandwidth problem, i'll be making enough to get my own colo
     
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    I really dont get why people colo their own servers. Please explain it to me.

    I lease a dual opteron, 2gb ram, 20mbps unmetered pipe for $380/month.
    If you colo, the 20mbps pipe alone will cost you that much....and then you have to buy the machine, ship it, you cant upgrade it, etc.
    With lease... I just send an email, and the upgrade is done within 24 hours.
    :dunno:
     
  6. hsmith

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    well with what i am doing now, i can host it at the company i work for for a grand total of $0 and lease the server for ~$150/month. so i would have complete control and the ability to scale rather easily.
     
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    Ohh well, in that case its okay... but you would have to use the server for over a year with no upgrades to make your $2500 purchase worthwhile.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    That's not a bad deal. The PercRAID card alone is worth a bundle, and they're so easy to configure.
     

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