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How Much Do You Pay to Host Your Website?

Cliff posted more than 11 years ago | from the price-comparisons dept.

The Internet 748

DosGusanos asks: "I was curious how much people around the U.S. and around the world pay for hosting. Obviously size in cabinets/rack units/square feet, included features such as bandwidth, UPS/generator, management, etc. factor in. The configuration I am particularly interested in is three machines, one www, one search, and one database. The machines would be hooked up to a T1 and networked to one another over Ethernet. Anyone paying for colo or hosting in this same ballpark? How happy/upset are you with your provider?"

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First Palestinian Terrorist Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821278)

Nuff said.

How long does a Palestinian take to make a bomb? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821320)

Nine Months

OMFG (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821361)

That's hillarious. Sad, sick and true. But, still hillarious.

Re:First Palestinian Terrorist Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821367)

Hello, my name is Mugabo Agubo, I am the son of deceased Nigerian dictator. When my father died, he left a fortune of $50,000,000 (US FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS), which I am willing to transfer to a trusted bank account.

I learned that Slashdot first posters are over-achieving, smart people who got on with their lives and know exactly what they want to achieve. I will transfer the inheritance that my father left me to the banking account of your choice, for which you will be entitled to 15%. Please leave your bank account number, passport photos and signature samples on this page, the money is waiting to be transferred on this end.

I paid $200 for a lifetime hosting.... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821281)

...about 5 years ago. Never paid a nickel since.

Re:I paid $200 for a lifetime hosting.... (1)

el_mex (175423) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821384)

So spill it: From whom, what did you get, etc...

I don't pay a goddamned thing (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821282)

So there.

Oh, and uhm

goatse russia profit

AOL (0, Troll)

Drunken_Jackass (325938) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821283)

American Online hosts my website.

Its just so eeeeezzay!

Re:AOL (2, Interesting)

piznut (553799) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821356)

"Its just so eeeeezzay!"

No wonder it's number one! *cringe*

We are currently paying the cost of a T1 in the bay area. I spend a very small amount of time actually managing the servers. Initial investment was the hardware (6 rackmount boxes, load balancing box, firewall, managed UPS, net hardware..blah blah).

Maybe Im just paranoid, but I wouldn't feel right hosting our websites on someone elses hardware. It would be like having sex in your parent's bed.

Perhaps we could save money on bandwidth by putting our hardware somewhere else, but I get the feeling that it would be a wash whether it is hosted on-site or at a colo facility.

Re:AOL (3, Funny)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821389)

>> Maybe Im just paranoid, but I wouldn't feel right hosting our websites on someone elses hardware. It would be like having sex in your parent's bed.

I don't see your point.

I have sex in your parents bed all the time.

Re:AOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821446)


Just wondering so I can ask you for you business.. (2)

Neck_of_the_Woods (305788) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821285)

Do use a little favor and don't use the e-mail that post here to offer your services on the cheap.

Talk about target marketing...

In Soviet Russia (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821290)

Website hosts you!


Yakov Smirnov (631685) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821353)

This Much Money (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821295)

It has recently come to my attention that MacSlash now sees fit to delete users' comments, which is a form of censorship. It is with this post that I hope to bring this move towards terrorism on MacSlash to the sites' readership. The responsibility for such Hitlerian tactics must lie utlimately upon the shoulders of AcaBen, who owns this domain and has final say over how it is run.

Earlier this fine, December, 2002 day, I posted comments to MacSlash that were, within a few hours, deleted. After not only switching browsers but also entire systems to check the status of MacSlash and ensure that I was not experiencing a caching or proxy problem with my browser, ISP, or router, I confirmed the worst: my account had been compromised by AcaBen and my lastest two comments had been deleted.

Giving AcaBen and MacSlash one last benefit of the doubt, I posted two more comments regarding this odd behavior in hopes that there had been a problem with the MacSlash database. Lo and behold, these new comments were deleted even more quickly than the original two! Having seen that there was no other possibility than AcaBen acting out in a totalitarian rage, not unlike Saddam Hussein, I contacted fellow MacSlash readers and Slashcode experts to consult on possible courses of action.

Realizing that terrorism was winning on MacSlash, my only course was to let the truth be known and bear witness to the Macintosh world regarding this rotten Apple that is AcaBen and MacSlash. To further ensure that the truth regarding AcaBen's Satanic reign is propogated far and wide, I have initiated the following plans:

It is my plea to you, gentle MacSlash readers, that we pull together and stop this censorship and terrorism in its tracks. Only by constant vigilance and community can we hold back the tide of ultimate evil that AcaBen and his insidious gang of cohorts wish to foist upon innocent, unsuspecting Mac users.

Thank you.

hi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821472)

fuck off

You run a site that primarily hosts gay fanfic starring open source figures. It doesn't get much gayer than that, Trollaxor.

That's so gay it's almost straight.


apache (2, Insightful)

trefoil (153310) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821297)

on my own gateway.. 'nuff said

Re:apache (0)

Drunken_Jackass (325938) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821339)


You should get a Dell, they're much better than Gateways.


Hosts (0)

KingDaveRa (620784) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821298)

My website is hosted on an invisible box somewhere. I have no idea where, but it works. I pay 60 quid for two years, and i get a fair amount for it. As for work, both servers sit in our comms room, on the end of a 8mb line. Both are compaq ML370s, and they run pretty darn spiffy. Its all academic. No literally, it goes over an academic network.

Rackspace (3, Informative)

corz (409850) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821300)

"How happy/upset are you with your provider?"

Two words: Rackspace Rules

Re:Rackspace (1)

jhirbour (176491) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821333)

I completely agree!!! There are very few companies who clain "fanatical support" and actually have it! RACKSPACE ROCKS!!!!!

Re:Rackspace (5, Insightful)

hermescom (624888) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821399)

That's true if you can afford them - they're definitely on the premium side. I never had a problem with them, but once my site started outgrowing the 30 Gigs they allow you monthly by on their standard plans, additional bandwidth became way too costly.

At $3.50/Gig, I ended up paying almost 50% over my base fee for a month of popularity.

As a result, I moved the more bandwidth intensive part of the site off to a cheaper server with beefier specs, and felt the pain right away. These guys have no monitoring included, ignore email requests for support, and charged me a consulting fee when I needed my server backed up and wiped because of a Slapper infection.

Not that I blame them, since it's not really managed hosting they are selling, but the difference in service is tremendous.

If you can afford Rackspace - go for it. I think they even have an option to give you a private net work -- link your servers directly one to the other so intra-server communitation doesn't count towards your total bandwidth cap.

Re:Rackspace (0)

whysanity (231556) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821405)


Re:Rackspace (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821425)

I pay $89 a month for Win2k hosting on a semi dedicated server. I have full execution permissions, and .Net is installed on the box. I get 4GB and unlimited bandwidth.

Re:Rackspace (4, Informative)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821440)

Isn't Rackspace blacklisted for being host to a bunch of spamhausen?

Politech got blacklisted [] several times.

too expensive (1)

pretzel_logic (576231) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821447)

there are others that have similar connections that are not as pricey.

Re:too expensive (1)

hermescom (624888) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821465)

like who? I love their bandwith quality, but cannot afford more than one of their boxes

(Definitely wish I could though)

News for Nerds. Stuff that matters. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821303)


Way to be cheap. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821309)

It's obvious by the way this quesiton is framed, you just want the dirt cheapest hosting there is. C'mon slashdot, let's try posting a decent story other than where to find the cheapest bandwidth (and probably on the shittiest backbone).

"Free" hosting... (3, Informative)

`Sean (15328) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821312)

I get DSL through Speakeasy [] and they allow hosting of Web sites. I pay $160/month for 4 static IPs and 768Kbps SDSL. Medium speed hosting and I host dozens of Web sites off my connection. Great deal!

Re:"Free" hosting... (2)

phraktyl (92649) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821394)

I can second this. I've got the same plan through Speakeasy, and their service is excellent.

Re:"Free" hosting... (2)

wytcld (179112) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821498)

I can second this.

And third. If you're really worried about reliability and you're someplace where there's a second (non-Covad - which Speakeasy is for SDSL) DSL provider, there are ways to hook up, say two 1.5 meg DSL lines over different providers to the same site, and then run a script from a third site that checks that each line is up every minute or two and uses dynamic DNS updates to refer your traffic one way or the other - or both. Tricky, but it can be done. Then for less than the price of a T1 you're running the equivalent of 2 T1's.

A main reason to use a remote hosting service rather than host at your own location is such redundancy. But it's much easier to maintain a machine on your own premises. Some hosting services will charge you extra for each time you even ask them to glance in the direction of the machine on their racks they renting you.

Re:"Free" hosting... (3, Interesting)

MoonFacedAssassin (539728) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821437)

Speakeasy seems to be the best way to go if you want to host your own sites. My friend in Acworth (suburb of Atlanta), GA, has my domain [] sitting on a box on his Speakeasy DSL which is 1.5/384 ADSL. He's only being charged about $100-$120 for the 4 or so IPs and DSL connection.

Consequently I'm getting charged only $ it's a pretty good deal to run one domain on a P3 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 30 GB HDD machine. Sucks (1, Troll)

StandardDeviant (122674) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821463)

Speakeasy Sucks. They have quite probably the worst customer service I have ever seen. I was stunned that a company so dysfunctional was able to remain in business. I mean, they hit every bad point from a customer's viewpoint: billing errors, lying customer service reps, service not in line with contract, etc. etc. etc. It sickens me now that they put forward this face of being geek friendly, "great service at a premium!" well, I was willing to pay the premium but instead of good customer service I got screwed. It really says something when the local Bell telephone offshoot has a better track record of service...

Putting it more bluntly, I ended up tossing about three hundred bucks down the drain on them. For that much, I could have spent some quality time with a hooker or two, and then at least getting screwed would have been a good thing. :-( As it is, I'll be going with Crime Warner. I know they're going to suck, but at least I'm prepared for it, rather than going into it with high expectations like I did with speakeasy.

I'd post the whole sordid saga here, but it's really fairly long and only marginally related to the topic at hand. Suffice to say that hosting your websites at home isn't neccessarily a bad idea, just don't expect to get anything but hassle from those seattle-ite latte-slurping asshounds at speakeasy. I post this here and not anonymously in the hopes that I can save other geeks like me the trouble of dealing with them.

Not sure about this myself... (1)

craenor (623901) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821318)

But I've heard to watch out for places that charge too much extra for excessive bandwidth. A website becoming suddenly very popular has resulted in extremely large fees for overbandwidth use.

But like I said, I have no experience with this.

HostBaby plug (2, Informative)

turnstyle (588788) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821322)

The guys behind CDBaby [] have a hosting service, HostBaby [] . It's mostly geared toward musicians.

It's $20/month for 200MB, no set up and the first month is free. I know about them because their service works with Andromeda [] .

They're good guys.

And as a Slashback recommendation... (3, Funny)

fobbman (131816) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821323)

...we'll take the best of the ones offered and link them in a /. story to see how they do under load.

Priceless (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821325)

Rackspace: $50/month
T1 line: $150/month
Having website Slashdotted: Priceless

T1 and local hosting (2, Informative)

Kneht (218314) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821331)

At my last job, we had similar to what you're looking for and paid $895 w/ 2 year contract. It was just outside a small city, and location can change price a lot. It was nice having our servers locally, and we got good service too!

$59/year (0)

The-Perl-CD-Bookshel (631252) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821337)

I use Pro Hosters [] and they are great. No, I don't work for them and they don't pay me to endorse them. My hosting is fast and is never down. They host on many different servers (cluster hosting i think they call it) so they are never down. They fun *NIX servers and will change or install anything you want. Good stuff, I hope this helps.

I love my provider (1)

Telastyn (206146) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821346)

It's me! Just plop apache on my BSD machine that sits on my DSL (speakeasy rocks)

As for my company's colo? They don't suck, and it's a company... they could pay $1k/month and not miss it.

Re:I love my provider (5, Interesting)

_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821469)

well - speakeasy isnt so great for some customers. I had my DSL through them (covad/northpoint) and when PacBell put a CO in across the street from my house that offered full DSL speeds I wanted to switch (or at least upgrade).

Speakeasy could only offer me sdsl at 128k - for $60/month... PacBell wanted $49 for 1.5/384 adsl.

I wrote them a bunch to find out the terms of my contract - and was told different things by different people. So I decided to leave.

Since I told speakeasy that I was going to leave they were trying to charge me $350 for terminating the contract. I told them no way I was going to pay that. I told them of all the conflicting info I got from all their service reps, and told them that since they couldnt even clearly show me the terms of my service, their claim that there was a termination fee of that size was BS. They said they'd have to bill me for it. I said go ahead and bill me - but there is no way in hell you're ever getting any money from me. I have a better service here - you cant/wont match it, and you want more money for me. We can go to court if you like - but I doubt you would win. They billed me once. I mailed them all the email correspndence I had with them - and they dropped it.

Rack Shack (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821349)

Rack Shack ( has always provided us with excellent prices and friendly support. They even helped us do load balancing on a sunday night in the early AM prior to big launch. I highly recommend them.

And no - I don't work for them...

Small businesses with Real People Support (3, Informative)

dagg (153577) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821350)

I'm paying a smallish company about $160 a year for a shared server. That includes the use of Ftp, Apache, and MySQL. That includes 300 Megs of disk space and 7500 Megs of transfer per month. I've never had any noticeable down-time... and all of my questions have been answered within about 8 hours. I am extremely happy with the use of my $160.

Check out for other people's opinions on hosting providers.


Your Sex []

$40/mo (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821351)

Same thing I pay for my high speed internet connection. In fact, it's the same bill....

(Check Post Anonymously)
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Three machines for a dual T1 ? (3, Informative)

tempmpi (233132) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821355)

If you only want to use a shared dual T1, I don't think you need three machines. One good machine with a better internet connection would be a much better configuration for most applications. Space is expensive at most hosters.

$0.00 (1)

amemily (462019) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821358)

My site is located on my box (as in I own the box, not my employer) which is located at work.

My connection? A dual T-1 connection provided by the State of Washington Educational Network.

Colo (2, Insightful)

dyrewolf (560994) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821362)

We have 3 servers (web, database, media) that we own and colo at a facility nearby. Most of our bill is bandwidth (we do 300GB a month sometimes), but total including the rackspace (6U's) we pay about $1200. Our host has redundent uplinks and a great facility, and we've had about 20 minutes of total outage in 18 months there.

Overkill? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821363)

Dude, three machines with only a T-1 to fill? Unless you are planning to use Windows, buy yourself a slightly manly machine and only pay for hosting a single box, add a failover spare if it is a critical operation and pocket the difference.

Re:Overkill? (2)

gregfortune (313889) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821442)

Or better yet, pay for hosting on two boxes, but set both boxes to fail in either direction. Then, set the db server up as primary on one box and search/www as primary on the other box. Now if one fails, the other serves as a backup, but most of time both would be handling load...

How happy/upset are you with your provider? (1)

decarelbitter (559973) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821370)

Very happy, because I *am* my own provider. I co-own a small webhoster :)

This may seem obvious (5, Informative)

martissimo (515886) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821371)

but, Webhostingtalk's website [] is basically a forum with user reviews, recommendations, and gripes dedicated to exactly the questions you seek answers too ;)

Re:This may seem obvious (1)

C Roth (618241) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821449)

I'll second this one -- is a great resource.

old pricing only.... (2)

_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821374)

well im no longer setting up dot com ecom sites... but some prices from back in tha day for comparison:

'99 Exodus: 1 rack in a shared cage $900/mo. Bandwidth: $950/Mb/mo.

'00 Qwest: full locked cabinet $800/mo. Bandwidth: $800/Mb/mo.

Just some prices I remember from then... would really like to hear what these same things are going for right now...

IN ZOVIET RUSSIA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821377)

we pay for crocked cops - local "police" is called MILIS. welcome to wet shit coutry - russia. even our prezident drinks vodka every day. yeeehaa boriz jeltsin - king for a day, fool for a lifetime!

ElHost (1)

DoctorPhish (626559) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821379)

I find the people at ElHost [] to be very flexible, and have very reasonable rates. I have all my hosting there. They've set up dedicated MySQL DBs, have lots of online management features, and even set up remote SSH for me!

UK price comparison (1)

Zerbey (15536) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821381)

When I lived in the UK I used Nildram Internet - This is going to sound like a commercial but I'm a little biased because I used to work there. :)

I paid 150 pounds (about $225) per year for 25Mb of personal web space and a dialup account. On the business end I paid 30 pounds (about $50) per quarter for 10Mb of web space, plus it was 10 pounds ($14) per quarter for the domain name. A little more expensive than some, cheaper than others. The service was excellent - the company network is controlled by someone who really knows what he is doing.

It pays to shop around, whilst you might pay less for one provider the service may really suck. I suggest you have a look at some of the many web sites that do comparisons of ISP's, Netcraft is a good start,

Hope this helps!

WTF? (-1, Flamebait)

beefdart (520839) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821382)

This is the best artical you morons could post, this is why slashdot is a joke.

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821496)

You can't even spell article...

this is why you are a dumbass.

Although I completely agree with you on the slashdot sucking part. That's no fuckin lie. Slashdot is a fuckin joke.

But still, you could learn to spell. This would be a plus for both me and you.

Even still, slashdot is a tree of naked cock monkies.

tru? i think so

ten US bux (2)

C0vardeAn0nim0 (232451) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821383)

of course, I host in brasil. it actually costs R$ 35,00 for a hundred megs, with mysql, PHP, Perl and other goodies with 3 OC3 links to the web. not bad. and I know the ppl that work there. I worked for the company.

knowing the ppl who take care of the server your sites runs on, the ppl who backs-up your data is important. at for me is.

Our Colo (1)

PaybackCS (611691) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821390)

We colo for 4 units of rackspace, connected to dual redudant DS3s for $240/month. Right now we only have one server in it, but plan to add anther early next year. Because we have a close relationship with the ISP, we don't have a monthly throughput cap.

Worldcom (2, Insightful)

oZZoZZ (627043) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821392)

I pay 1000CDN for burstable T1 (billing is adjusted based on bw usage).. i've spiked above what im paying for a few months, but they only increase billing if two months in a row.. i had 3 hours of downtime this past year, and it was because of the bell t1 circuit that was installed... otherwise worldcom has been perfect, and i would recommend them.

Pay? (1)

stinky wizzleteats (552063) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821395)

What, you mean besides the $10 a year it costs me to keep the domain registered on the web server in a switch closet at work?

What I've got... (2)

mosch (204) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821400)

I've got a 1U machine in a colo that provides power and what not, over a very fast net connection (multiple gigabit tier one peers) for about $100/mo, but that only gives me 400 gigs of transfer. Not much in the way of available service or monitoring though, it's only good because it's cheap.

I also share 4 1U machines and a UPS colo'd in a facility that provides an unmetered 5Mbit connection (provided over ethernet) for about $180/mo per machine.

On top of that, I split the costs on a data center which has 2 regular old T1s and a whole fuckton of servers, since it's our space, and the Ts run about $1500/mo.

In Soviet Russia: +1, Insightful (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821402)

Web hosting sites pay the Web site owner.

Moreover, in Soviet Russia, we don't believe
your fake president [] . We know he is just the press relations for the War Machine []

Thanks and have a weekend.

I pay nothing. (1, Offtopic)

Trusty Penfold (615679) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821404)

I put everything I have to say in the Comment box on SlashDot.

DMCA (3, Funny)

Koyaanisqatsi (581196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821407)

Asking hosting prices is in clear violation of the DMCA according to price copyright laws. Cease and desist, our lawyers are being notified.

Hosting (1)

C Roth (618241) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821412)

The only experience I've had with web hosting is my small personal website and a few associated mailing lists, nothing to the extent it sounds that you're looking for. I will say, however, that there is a lot of _bad_ hosts out there -- and once you get in with one they can cause you no end of grief. Ever try to fight someone for control of a domain name? Two hosts that I've used (and am using currently) for my own small purposes are and There were cheaper hosts, but these both had packages that suited my purposes and have shown me good customer service.

ServerBeach (5, Interesting)

DarkHelmet (120004) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821413)

I use hosting called ServerBeach... They've done some advertising on slashdot, so I'm sure they're gaining awareness slowly.

I like them a lot. $100 / month for a dedicated server that's a 1ghz duron with 512 meg of ram and 60 gig hard drive. That's more than enough power for the sites I host. For $1000/month with them, I could get a site that can't be slashdotted.

The downside is support. They only have a mail ticketing system, and you're pretty much left to handle your own problems, but that's okay. I pretty much considered it a learning experience installing / configuring my own BIND, Apache, Mysql, and GD.

The best part of this is that they include 400gig/month in bandwidth to use. It would take some serious bandwidth to suck all that up. It's burstable too.

FYI they're based in Texas. If you're looking for discounted hosting, go for it!

Of course, don't cry to me if you run a commerce site with them. It's my belief that any site that's a breadwinner for a company should run at a place that has 24/7 support. A ticketing system is fine, just make sure there's always someone there to answer it.

Overall, I like them. Cheap enough to keep me happy, and it's my own machine with root so I can install/config and run whatever I want.

Work == lots of bandwidth (2, Interesting)

caluml (551744) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821415)

Speak very, very kindly to the network guys at your place of work.
No - very very kindly.

Generally they'll have more bandwidth that they need. And if they've got a Packeteer or a FlowFusion, they can let you have the remainder of the bandwidth that they aren't using. The way I see it, is that any bits on an E1 that aren't being used is money being wasted.
Obviously, it goes without saying that spam, warez, and pr0n is a no-no.

But if they're cool, they may well let you sneak in a few boxes.

ZOVIET RUSSIA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821418)

in zoviet russia we have automobile called LADA. it is the worst piece of shit on earth. LADA is made of cardboard.

In zoviet russia we hjave NJETSCAPE browser and INTERNJET anal-explorer browser.

In zoviet russia we had TJERNOBYL NUCLEAR PLANT but it fucking exploded and killed hundreds of thousands of people. And all that because we didn't give a shit about safety rules.

Swiss Provider (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821422)

Half Size of a rack
10 MBit/s
as many Servers as you can fit in.
for 2313.00/Mt. CHF and it just's rocks. (4, Interesting)

dalutong (260603) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821423)

Eryxma Networks really has done a great job for me. They use GNU/Linux servers and are dirt cheap (right now 1GB of storage and 50GB of transfer for 3 bucks/month).

the service has been great. the ceo even gave me his AIM screenname. I recommend them highly.

ServePath has been GREAT! (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821424)

I've been using ServePath ( [] )

I have a couple of dedicated servers with them and their prices are great. They have UPS/Generator, and I can even remotely power cycle my box with a web site. They have a cool site too that tells me how much transfer I've used and that good stuff.

They're located in SanFran too, so they're pretty well connected. I heard that's like the best place in the US to host a box.

I'd recommend them to anyone. They do colo's too.

I know I'm happy when I have a 140+ day uptime.


I've not used 'em (1)

Inthewire (521207) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821427)

I haven't used them, but I hear good things about Ethernet Wide Area Networks [] - they charge $40 per 1U.

$18/year.. no! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821429)

I pay $18/year for a shared hosting at jiffynet. When it works, it is too nice.. But that doesn't happen all the time! BTW, there are lots of "companies" providing shared hosting at this price range, if you don't mind about the downtimes, it may be ok for you (cpanel and OC4 seem to be the standard for this class of hosting).

Message Board costs (5, Interesting)

Gyorg_Lavode (520114) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821430)

I help moderate a message board. We have roughly 40,000 registered users and between 100 and 400 on at any one time. We do between about 3 GB per day average with peak days around 7 GB from the forums only. That does not include the forum images which add a few more GB per day.

We pay roughly 6,000 per year. This includes the software, the hardware, the bandwidth and the service. (This is through We have been very happy with the service, receiving assistance from the company CEO when need be. Their software/hardware is also capable of handling very long threads, (our longest being over 12,000 posts and 130mb for the text only before becoming corrupted.)

The facts are ... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821431)

they all suck. There's no such thing as a good web hosting server. It's sort of like trying to find an industrious Mexican - there just aren't any. Good luck in your search! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821432)
no setup fee, $2/month, 50mb no limit, 15$/year for the domain (1)

mypalmike (454265) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821433)

Guess how much they charge for web hosting...

I believe in using local people (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821435)

I have been using Appalachian Web Solutions for a few months now their basic package starts at $10. The guys are great to deal with and they also did a great job on my website. I try to stay with local companies myself and these guys are the cheapest here locally that don't do hosting off their DSL or Cable Modem. colo (1)

ptudor (22537) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821436)

Home Page [] and prices []

At here in San Diego the basic rate is $50/U + $20 for every U after that. There are various bandwidth options; basically it's $5/G and gets cheaper as you consume more. Last time I checked their upstreams included Sprint and UUnet via full ds3s. I'm pleased with their service; for a box I'm connected to constantly when I'm awake I've only noticed their AS drop off the map once for about an hour. They have all the standard data center equipment but at the most reasonable price I've found for small scale (less than a third of a rack) colocation.

If you're in the midwest OneCall [] has nice facilities.

Just an aplus customer...

colo round 1k/month (1)

adamiis111 (525750) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821443)

1/4 rack 1-3Mb burstable (pretty much uses 1.5-1.9 during the day and 2 at night during the backups)

quite good uptime, service, etc.

reboots if necessary
24hr monitoring
thumbprint access
clean power
managed firewall

We use... (1)

ThogScully (589935) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821452)

We have similar hosting requirements and host with Valueweb [] . Pretty good customer service, very reliable, and when we evaluated more local options a few months ago, we found that no one even compares with their costs.

I don't work for them and would love to have our servers hosted someplace I can visit it, but unfortunately, the Boston area just isn't popular for hosting facilities.

Beware of Rip-Offs... (5, Informative)

redink1 (519766) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821461)

While I tried to find a new host a month or so ago, I stumbled upon Your Host Sucks [] and the WebHostingTalk Forums [] . Both are excellent for finding out if a potential host is worth the bother of going through... I saw quite a few horror stories while browsing around. For example, I think FeaturePrice said a failed router was an 'act of god', and therefore the down-time didn't fall under their uptime guarantee. Yeah. God smited their router... try proving that in court.

Also, the WebHostingTalk forums have a dedicated forum subsection for having companies compete over you... it was somewhat amusing when I did so. I got like 5 responses within an hour, plus 5 or so e-mails. But then I realized that the bandwidth I'd require was much greater than I anticipated (or could afford), so I edited my post saying something like that. And they're still e-mailing me. Like once a week...

There are a couple ways to look at this... (2, Informative)

arglesnaf (454704) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821464)

This pricing is common to Cleveland, and may have since come down. I havn't been consulting for two years, but this was a very good a price competitive solution for most of my customers.

$300 a month, one tile, unlimited power, T3 connectivity. You provide the UPS, Rack, and Servers, they provide a chair and an ashtray. Works for me, and you can sublease the rack space.

Pleased with our new Co-Lo (1)

Freestyle (631727) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821466)

We recently moved our servers to tera-byte ( and we are pleased with the flexible bandwidth levels and excellent throughput. Rack charges for non-routable nodes always hurt though.

Well hosting numbers (1)

silas_moeckel (234313) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821470)

It sounds like you talking about getting / increasign the speed of your leased line or going the colo route. I think the big missing part is what is it going to do are you going to loose money if it's down if so how much? I wouldent even think of going into any colo that isn't fully UPS' Gen backed up and N+1 on there cooling and generators.

From your server side it sounds like your going way overkill a T1 is a VERY small circut you grandmothers P166 could saturate it with static ish web trafic. Generaly the smallest unit of dedicated space I have gotten has been a single rack they generaly run 1k a month with 1Mb a sec floor on a 100bt connection and that meg included. This is also generaly 2 20amp power strips and cooling for the same (IE just enough for 42 1Ru servers if you stage there powerup on failure)

Look for Colo's that are near the backbone like NYC Virginia and Boston on the east coast it generaly makes sence to target the proximity of your user base as that can make a lot of network problems not be apparent to the majority of your users.

Hurricane Electric, Baby (5, Informative)

ShotgunEd (621584) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821474)

The same guys who host and mirrors have an absolutely amazing deal for website hosting. Ten bucks a month for full Unix development environment (with javac, gcc, crontab, and all that stuff), a real shell account, and a sweet webserver setup: PHP, MySQL, cgi-bin (with Perl and Tcl), anonymous FTP, SSL, and a whole mess of POP features. Plus, they have onsite UPS/generator, a gigabit backbone, and lots of other hardware goodies.

Running your own server loads of fun, don't get me wrong, but $10 a month for all this stuff seems worth it. Unless you really have money to burn, it's impossible to the same kind of performance out of your own server... Do you think Verizon will run a gigabit backone and Hubble power connector to my house for $10?

Hurricane Electric []

$4/month for OK hosting (2)

updog (608318) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821477)

I've been using One2Host [] for the past6 months for my personal site [] .

It's not bad... a couple hundred megs, PHP, CGI, FTP access, etc. Reliability isn't the greatest though, sometimes it's very slow, other times I get host timeouts.

All in all though, it's worth $4/month to put up some stuff that no one really looks at anyway :-) (1)

Whatsthiswhatsthis (466781) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821480)

I use to host my website, They give 333 MB of space, 5 GB transfer/month, 999 POP email addys, 20 mailing lists, and a bunch of other junk. $65 for one year includes domain name registration. They offer a good service and excellent support for semi-novice website admins like me.


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821482)

I use slashdot to host all my messages for free! Bwahahahaha!!!

I do have to put up with a bunch of ads/slashvertisements and a lot of other non-related messages though.

Apollo Hosting (1)

Lick M. Balls (596638) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821484)

We've got our corporate site hosted by locally owned Apollo Hosting ( We're paying $19.95 / month for 200MB of space. The main plus with them, is that they use RedHat 6.2 & Apache, and allow for SSH access.

Company pays... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821485)

T-1 charges + 2 class C subnets $947 month Unlimited data transfer.

100mb fiber -> shared Oc3 line split with Gov't office and local univeristy $2000 month Unlimited transfer.

Great Colo prices (1)

Free Heel Skier (466717) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821490)

I currently have several 1U servers hosted at American ISP [] . They offer very reasonable prices as well as awesome service. They have a colocation calculator [] on their website so you could figure out what you would be spending.

The prices are good - for a 1U server it can cost as little as $20 / month with a contract or $25 / month without an extended contract. I can also attest to the quality of their service. Their security and sys-admin people are great.

Life is like an elevator, sometimes you get the elevator and sometimes you get the shaft

I use... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821492)

I use for about 15 of my websites ( private and my business sites), they have been great and made a custom plan for me because i had so many sites.


None (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4821500)

The cheapest solution is not to put up a site, since I have nothing worth posting, including this comment.

Obligatory Slashdot Biz Plan (0)

dynamiteweb (617460) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821501)

1.) Set up an Apache server
2.) Get enough bandwidtht to withstand the /. effect
3.) Upload p0rn
4.) ????
5.) PROFIT!!!

300mb, no transfer limits, 20e/kk (1)

TuomasK (631731) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821502)

I (we) run a small site here in Finland and we are paying about 20 euros/kk. Quota is 250MB, altought it is not controlled any way. No transfer limits (We have about 65 gigs of transfers from our site each month). We're pretty happy with the deal, especially since the line is fast (100 or 1000mbit or something, they won't tell). Do you think it's expensive or not?

$15 a month (2)

mesozoic (134277) | more than 11 years ago | (#4821505)

I pay that much for a Linux machine, reasonably equipped, closely watched, with no (artificial) limits on bandwidth or storage. I'm just asked to keep usage reasonable.

Hosts like this can be found all over the place if you ask the right people or check the right web sites. Just don't be suckered in by cute web pages; word of mouth is one of the best ways to judge.
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