[Chicago] Looking for leased server colocation (OT)

Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Mon Aug 9 18:10:19 CEST 2010

On Aug 9, 2010, at 11:45 AM, Garrett Smith wrote:

> I've used EC2 "small" servers, which you can down to $30/month (IIRC)
> by prepaying for a year. They run Xen and the small instances are
> shared - two per "real" server, but they're fine for the light weight
> use you're describing.
> The benefit of EC2 is that you get full access (i.e. root/admin) to
> the server and have your choice of OS/distributions.
> I don't have experience with any of the other suggestions here --
> perhaps there are cheaper servers that get you a similar package.

	Disclaimer: I work on the Rackspace Cloud Servers team.

	Having said that, I would recommend looking into Rackspace Cloud Servers. Very flexible in terms of distros and sizes. You also only pay for the time that you have the server. I've spun up several to do a load-balancing demo, and then deleted them when I was done, and the total change was under a nickle. ;-)


-- Ed Leafe

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