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02-16-2003, 12:31 PM #1eminembladeGuest
I am looking to start a web hosting business and was considering co-locating. I've seen posts about bandwidth before. With most colo programs you can receive 50 mb/mo bandwidth. If I am reselling accounts what are the potential uses of bandwidth. I know it can vary greatly, but is there any stats on what the average site uses (say for a 25 meg, 100, or 500 meg site). I want to offer the above sized accounts. What would be reasonable bandwidth. I figured anywhere from 1-5 gigs from the 25-500 megs of space.
What have others run into when hosting from a colo or dedicated server. Is bandwidth a huge problem or do most accounts use very minimal? Just looking for guidance.
02-18-2003, 05:16 PM #2
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02-18-2003, 11:40 PM #3zPointeGuest
Well, 50 Gigabytes per month is what I believe you meant and that varies. For example, your average dedicated server has about 300 Gigabytes of bandwidth alloted to it. That's roughly 1 Mb (320 Gigabytes).
Anyway, I don't know of any stats with such information. What I would recommend however is simply purchasing 1 Mb of bandwidth per server to begin with and order additional as needed.
Take these configurations into account: 25 Megabytes of space/2 Gigabytes of bandwidth, 100 Megabytes of space/5 Gigabytes of bandwidth, and 500 Megabytes of space/8 Gigabytes of space. Let's say you sell 20 each of these configurations, that's 60 accounts total. Bandwidth in this case totals up to 300 Gigabytes. You have 20 Gigs to spare. As long as quotas are obeyed, you would be fine. Even so, you could chrage overage should they not be.
As far as collocation providers go, I would recommend Globalcon.net. I considered FDC in the past but came across horror stories of them not returning collocated servers and such. In addition to that, when it all came down to it, I figured it would be best to go with a provider with a greater variety of carriers. I hear that Yipes is great and all, but I would feel more comfortable with a redundant, BGP4-based setup.
More on Globalcon: Their pre-sales are great. Received replies within a very timely manner. Reyner is especially helpful. I would definately give them my business. Globalcon has space in the Colo4Dallas datacenter. For more information check out Globalcon's site.
I hope this helped a little? Please feel free to contact me at anytime.
03-11-2003, 09:36 AM #4rTxGuest
Try Albanza ..they are really good.
03-11-2003, 09:43 AM #5eHostSpaceGuest