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    It's not school related at all, nope. It's a golf-related startup and i've been doing some short-notice design work for them, and have been asked to do a few extra bits n bobs, like find a web server etc.

    Coca-Cola won't be putting any money into it as such, nope. We're in with them to get the exposure and through-traffic. It might work, it might not

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    I know of a colocation company that can offer:

    Shared Colo:
    5U of space with 2.5A of power colocation
    10Mbps fixed unmetered connection (1:5 contention) Bandwidth
    1 Power Sockets
    1 KVM over IP ports
    1 Network Ports
    2 IP addresses (included)

    Services:
    NAS Space: Not Required
    Firewall: Not Required
    Service Level: 30 mins helping hands per month


    Installation:
    Servers sent by Courier
    Service Charges are calculated as follows:

    £214.00 per month; £45.00 setup charge

    This monthly rental is made up of:
    - £164.00 for colocation services;
    - £50.00 for addon services;

    And then the company would just have to provide the server (although 5U would probably be overkill there).

    Or a dedicated server as below:
    Hardware:
    Dell Poweredge 2950 Server
    Processor 1: Quad Core Xeon 1.86Ghz 2x4MB Cache E5320 (£199 per month)
    Processor 2: Quad Core Xeon 1.86Ghz 2x4MB Cache E5320 (£54 per month)
    4.0GB 667Mhz Fully Buffered DIMM Memory (£42 per month)
    Hard Drive 1: 73GB SAS 3.5inch 15,000rpm Hard Drive (£28 per month)
    Hard Drive 2: 73GB SAS 3.5inch 15,000rpm Hard Drive (£28 per month)
    Hard Drive 3: 73GB SAS 3.5inch 15,000rpm Hard Drive (£28 per month)
    Hard Drive 4: 73GB SAS 3.5inch 15,000rpm Hard Drive (£28 per month)
    Hard Drive 5: Not included
    Hard Drive 6: Not included
    PERC 5/i RAID Controller Card (£40 per month)

    Services:
    KVM over IP enabled (£9 per month)
    Shared Enterprise Class Firewall (Free)
    NAS Space: No NAS Space
    Service Level: Linux - Full OS Management (£55 per month)
    Unmetered 10Mbps port

    Software:
    Linux - Centos 5.1 x64
    SQL Server Not Required

    Current setup lead time: 10 working days
    Minimum Contract Length: 6 months
    Service Charges are calculated as follows:

    £511.00 per month; £456.00 setup charge

    This monthly rental is made up of:
    - £456.00 for hardware;
    - £55.00 for services and extra bandwidth;
    - £0.00 for software licenses.

    Personally, I'd go with the Co-lo myself.

    The company I'm looking at is www.melbourne.co.uk, based in Manchester

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    Fookin' 'ell localz, appreciate the effort but some of those prices are nuts. The co-lo option is cheaper, ya, but we still need to ship them out a server I had a look through their site and priced up a package at £150 p/m though. They might still be an option.

    I also looked and poundhosts and OVH. OVH may take this, i'll contact them in the morning for more details. I'll be seeking out testimonials before i throw money at anything though

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    The problem I'd say that you will have is that bandwidth costs a fortune in the UK. Any UK company that claims to offer cheap prices for bandwidth is quite simply lying, and will cause problems for you when your usage goes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Don't get me wrong, if this takes off, the money will be spent on an all-singing all-dancing web platform, but they're still very much in the initial stages. It's a toss-up between how much to spend initially while still getting decent performance. I'll make this case to the bosses and see if i can give CS another shout :P

    Edit: Yep, there's a lot of scripting and dynamic content involved. So yup, will place demands in the hardware and bandwidth. If it can't be done cheap, it can't be done cheap
    Ok... one last and very telling point... If you're starting small and you expect it to go THAT big then keep in mind portability. Moving a site from one server to another when you have a few thousand people knocking on your door daily is no mean trick. I have nightmares every time I move any of my sites and they're tiddlers by comparison! :P


    Re: colocation vs' maintained.
    Bear in mind that when a piece of hardware goes tits up you'd better be ready to pay serious money to have it even touched. You'll want to check on the deal there.

    Re: Cpanel, etc..
    Good point re: cost in relation to the rest.. Wasn't thinking

    Re: Costs
    Remember that most services of the type you're looking for have to be ready to tear down your server and rebuild it in a matter of minutes to hours to get your site(s) back online. Sitting waiting for a site for half an hour is painful enough, waiting for a day is pure unmitigated hell (been there, done that!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    If you're starting small and you expect it to go THAT big then keep in mind portability.
    Defiantly check out the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, it is built for this exact situation - you pay for the processor power / disk space / bandwidth you need, and ramp it up when you want. You can even handle surges in demand pretty much hour by hour.

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    A Mate of mine has just started selling dedicated servers.

    http://ezpzhosting.co.uk/dedicated/

    if you do sign up make sure you say that i sent you


    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    A Mate of mine has just started selling dedicated servers.

    http://ezpzhosting.co.uk/dedicated/

    if you do sign up make sure you say that i sent you


    Dan
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I can't see any contact details on that website therefore they're not complying with the DSR. If that is the case then I wouldn't trust them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I can't see any contact details on that website therefore they're not complying with the DSR. If that is the case then I wouldn't trust them.
    They are on the privacy page

    http://ezpzhosting.co.uk/legal/privacy.html



    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    They are on the privacy page

    http://ezpzhosting.co.uk/legal/privacy.html



    Dan
    Is it an incorporated company? If not then the proprietor(s) have to have their name(s) on the site also.

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    Ended up going with Melbourne, so cheers localz Bloody fast turnaround too! Around 2 and a half hours from order to live.
    Dual core Xeon@2.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 2 HDDs in RAID, 10Mbit unmetered connection. Should get us started.

    Thx for everyone's help

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Is it an incorporated company? If not then the proprietor(s) have to have their name(s) on the site also.
    Don't they also have to list their company number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Don't they also have to list their company number?
    If they are incorporated, yes. If not, then they don't have a company number...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Ended up going with Melbourne, so cheers localz Bloody fast turnaround too! Around 2 and a half hours from order to live.
    Dual core Xeon@2.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 2 HDDs in RAID, 10Mbit unmetered connection. Should get us started.

    Thx for everyone's help
    That spec seems a bit light if you are expecting the previously mentioned traffic levels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Ended up going with Melbourne, so cheers localz Bloody fast turnaround too! Around 2 and a half hours from order to live.
    Dual core Xeon@2.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 2 HDDs in RAID, 10Mbit unmetered connection. Should get us started.

    Thx for everyone's help
    Just out of curiosity, what OS does it run?

    Thanks

    Z

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