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03-17-2003, 05:12 PM #1needyGuest
When you own or manage more than one dedicated server, is it a good or bad business idea to have the servers in one location or through one company?
03-17-2003, 05:35 PM #2
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needy, what you have asked basically comes down to a personal preference. Personally, If I was doing dedicated servers, If possible I would host them in different locations. Some people may argue this fact with me, but think of it this way....
Host server A with company X
Host Server B with company Y
Company X experiances major network problems which causes server A to go down. In the mean time server B is perfectly fine and remains up. Only half of your customers are effected by this outage.
The only tradeoff you have to look at is your costs and see if it's cost effective to do so.
03-17-2003, 05:45 PM #3eHostSpaceGuest
HarborNetworks has shown to you a good illustration of why you should get from two separate companies. However, I think that you can get the dedi cheaper if you get both from the same company. And anyway, if the current company is good, why change ?
03-18-2003, 12:07 AM #4northwindGuest
Well not neccessarily, If your servers are connection on a good network, there really is no need to change. Although we have been facing network problems with ev1.net we moved to Nac and had no problem with it.
And it usually is cheaper to just go with one company.
03-18-2003, 09:34 AM #5eHostSpaceGuest
Second though to whether you should have your second server in the same company or not depends on your target clients/viewers. If most are Singapore clients/viewers, might as well go off with a Singapore company.
03-19-2003, 11:07 PM #6oritsfreeGuest
I like to spread things out a little bit. Two data centers this way you can have back up's in the other center in case said sanario happens and data center a experiences major network problems.