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Topic # 152152 17-Sep-2014 18:41
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Hey Guys,

Whats your thoughts on Dedicated servers from Hosting Direct and there bandwidth i can expect.

I'm looking for a reliable Co Location facility with maybe 100Mbps port per month.
or a VPS with around 8GB ram, 4 vCores, at least 200GB.

Hosting direct seems not too bad.

Any suggestions?

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  Reply # 1130938 17-Sep-2014 19:19
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I think geekzone has been through this discussion before, did you try searching the geekzone website?

Here's a link to a previous discussion

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  Reply # 1130974 17-Sep-2014 20:08
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I have some gear colo'd with them, and have not had any issues with performance or reliability. The price is pretty good, so I'm happy with it for the service we use it for.

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  Reply # 1130996 17-Sep-2014 20:25
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Go have a read through some of the threads regarding Hosting Direct on here and GP forums.

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  Reply # 1131003 17-Sep-2014 20:35
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Get a VM from Vocus, they can sell you resource on demand, all based on a pretty damn solid Enterprise platform.

I was part of the team who built the last iteration of the platform when I used to work there, and it's quite well priced now too

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  Reply # 1131107 17-Sep-2014 23:21
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whats this for?  if you're starting up a new business, then you could join BizSpark and get up to 3 years of free Azure access with enough to credit to run a "medium" vm with credit left over, or a "large" vm by paying.  If you don't need it to run 24/7 then you could stop in when not in use and you'll be billed only per-minute charges when runnning. 

VM Medium VM (2 x 1.6GHz CPU, 3.5GB RAM, 490GB Storage)
Large VM (4 x 1.6GHz CPU, 7GB RAM, 1,000GB Storage)

Can be either Windows or Linux (a few flavours supported)

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  Reply # 1150342 9-Oct-2014 00:35
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When you say Hosting Direct, I presume you're actually meaning, which is not hosting direct.

As far as goes, it all depends on what you want. If you want an corporate account manager who buys you lunch and gives you glossy brochures, then you wont like HD.

If you want a good deal, and a company you can talk to and negotiate with, then HD are great.
A small team means the people who answer the phone will actually fix your problem themselves.

The owner likes to know his customers so if you're a colo bandwidth leecher expect to get rate limited and told to pay CIR rates.
EG, If you're trying to run a direct admin vps company with hundreds of users and expect to get away with paying only $90/mth for unlimited colo bandwith, you can expect to get rate limited until you pay proper commercial CIR/PIR rates like you would have to at any other colo provider.

The owner is very approachable. Go knock on their door and say hi and judge their set up for yourself. You won't find too many other datacentre operators as friendly as hd.

They wont lock you into long term contracts, so you can always leave.

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