Thursday, August 31, 2006

Cheap dedicated servers

I went on a quest a few weeks ago to find the most reliable cheap dedicated servers in the market for higher end applications. In the process I came up with a big handful of possibilities. Of them, I narrowed the list down to these:
  • EV1
  • Rackspace
  • 1&1
  • Hostgator
  • Pair
  • ServerBeach
- EV1 was elminated as too expensive.
- Rackspace was eliminated b/c they don't publish their pricing and I didn't like the quote I got.
- Hostgator was reasonable, but just reselling a ThePlanet server. Not a bad option though since it was cheaper than buying direct from ThePlanet.
- Pair I liked but their bandwidth packages didn't fit what I was looking for.
- ServerBeach was out of stock of the one I wanted. But their prices weren't great regardless.

So... that left me with 1&1. Which had the lowest price, was the only one offering Plesk 8, and offered double the RAM for the same money.

I'll report back on how things go later in the year.

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