lschiere at pidgin.im
Fri May 25 12:18:14 EDT 2007
On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 02:31:00PM -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> From Kevin's company:
> I can get the following system for $80/month:
> Pentium 4 3.0GHz (Hyperthreading)
> 2 x 120 GB IDE hard drives (software RAID 1)
> 4 GB DDR400
> 10 Mbit/s Steadfast Value Network bandwidth (Telia, PCCW, nLayer, Local
> Chicago Peering, Savvis)
> Any Linux
> Remote Reboot Outlet Control
> This would require that a link / small logo be placed on the site (in
> the footer of the web site would be fine), mentioning hosting services
> provided by Steadfast Networks, linking to steadfast.net.
> Without the link the system (mostly due to bandwidth) would run
> $230/month, or $300 setup and then $170/month.
> From Server Beach:
> * AMD Athlon™ XP 2600
> * 1GB RAM
> * 2 x 80GB HD
> * 2000GB monthly transfer
> This would be $119/month.
> Rackspace is about $400, the specs I was given were vague.
> * AMD proc
> * 1 GB ram
> * 1x HD
> * 1TB/month
> Richard's company:
> * Xeon 2.8 GHz
> * 4 GB of DDR-333
> * 4x Seagate Barracuda SATA II drives with RAID (240 GB of usable space, pre-formatting, with RAID5)
> * roughly $200/month at our standard rates
> * Bandwidth probably extra.
> On the other hand, if we want to buy a server, the place I host at,
> pulltheplug.com, has
> * 1U rack space (standard unit of measure for a rack mounted server.
> Servers are generally 1U, 2U, or 3U. 1U require special heat sinks,
> while 3U and bigger require extra fans).
> * Remote reboot
> * serial port
> * 1mbit rate limited traffic
> * $85/month.
> downside: a rack mount server is $1000 to $2000 or so. 6 months ago, I
> paid $1600 for 2x 2Ghz Opterons, 4G ram, and 4x 120Gb hard disks.
Nathan asked about our current bandwidth usage. Unfortunately, I only
have port-level mrtg, not per-IP stats. We usually have about
700kbits/sec, with spikes ranging from ~2000kbits/sec to nearly
4.4Mbits/sec. Most spikes are less than 1400kbits/sec. All are very
short in duration, a single datapoint or so.
I've put the graphs at ~lschiere/day.png ~lschiere/week.png and
~lschiere/month.png (on the web server).
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