[Chicago] Dedicated Server Hosting Recommendations?

Mike Steder steder at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 15:24:09 CET 2011

RealNet's looks like managed hosting?  Was I missing something on
their site?  It is cool that it's located in Chicago though.

Anyway, Malcolm you looked into AWS?

A large instance with the following specs:

Large Instance

7.5 GB memory
4 EC2 Compute Units (2 virtual cores with 2 EC2 Compute Units each)
850 GB instance storage
64-bit platform
I/O Performance: High
API name: m1.large

runs about $90 a month.

Of course, I suspect you don't need a machine that beefy for just
experimenting and testing.  What are you looking to host on a box like
that?  I'm only asking because you can save quite a bit a month by
choosing a smaller machine and if you're just looking to host a simple
web app in Python you can probably get by on less.  The cool thing
about Amazon though is that you can scale up and down pretty easily
without a huge monthly commitment if that's not what you want.  For
instance, you could pay the $0.68 cents an hour to run that large
instance and experiment and test with it and just shut it down when
you aren't using it.


On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Jason Rexilius <jason at hostedlabs.com> wrote:
> I've used RealNets.com for a number of years. Very inexpensive, datacenter
> is on Jackson.  Not the greatest bandwidth but just fine for most needs.
> ServerCentral is pricier, but higher quality.
> On 3/22/11 9:05 AM, Malcolm Newsome wrote:
>> Hey ChiPy,
>> I’m on the hunt for the “best” price/performance for dedicated
>> (non-managed) server hosting. Does anyone have any recommendations?
>> Something with specs similar to this will do just fine, but obviously
>> looking to get the most bang for my buck.
>>    * OS: Linux CentOS
>>    * CPU: Intel Core™ 2 Duo - 2.66 GHz
>>    * RAM: 4 GB
>>    * Storage: 2 x 300 GB hard drives
>>    * Bandwidth: 1,500 GB per month
>> Also, does anyone have experience using dedicated servers overseas for
>> hosting? Is this something I should consider or absolutely stay away
>> from (given that most traffic will be coming from the US)?
>> Thanks!
>> Malcolm
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