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February 25, 2004

Rackspace it Is

The hosting debate is over, we are keeping the server (for one particular client) at rackspace.

I was able to get rackspace to give a break on the machine, I guess because we've been a customer of theirs for a few years now. The prices aren't listed anymore on their server options, but they were a week or so ago a comprable machine was around $850. We're getting an AMD 1.8Ghz with 1G RAM, 2x40G and 30G monthly bandwidth for $275/month. The specs aren't terribly impressive, but the cost includes unlimited rackspace fanatical phone and ticket support, 1 hour hardware replacement (monthy fee waived if it takes longer), 100% network uptime (price break for any downtime), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (with patches etc). Apparently they've won some awards for their service, and are 30+ months without any downtime. Not sure how impressive that is.

To the people paying for the site, the extra cost for the support is worth the money. Didn't bat an eye at $275/month, were pretty happy that it didn't have to be $850.

Ahhh, I love a fresh server.

Posted by mike at February 25, 2004 9:39 PM