EndOffice Dedicated Servers and Colocation

9 Feb

I’ve been known to browse around WebHosting talk looking for dedicated server deals when I came across a physical location that I rarely see on offer from any form of provider.

I worked as quickly as I could to snag one of these servers but a few things struck me as odd that I am hoping is resolved in the near future.

  • No ordering system. You have to email them to get set up.
  • No billing system. I was simply sent a paypal money request.
  • Single Homed Cogent Connectivity (New carrier incoming next month).

Aside from the above mentioned issues, I have had nothing but a joy ordering from EndOffice. Their staff are super responsive at all hours of the day, and really do whatever they can to get a customer online and happy.

My only real concern is this company up and disappearing in a short period of time, however you take that risk with quite a few providers so it’s really something you just have to be prepared for.

Here’s the benchmark from the server I purchased:

 

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5520  @ 2.27GHz
CPU Cores       : 16
Frequency       : 2260.938 MHz
Memory          : 16031 MB
Swap            : 7167 MB
Uptime          : 2 days, 7:58,

OS              : Debian GNU/Linux 7
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 2.6.32-39-pve
Hostname        : boston


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        96.3MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          60.4MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       30.6MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       19.5MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       18.9MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       65.2MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          11.8MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       6.13MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         15.3MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        41.4MB/s


Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 94.4 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 86.6 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 90.3 MB/s
Average I/O     : 90.4333 MB/s

Still not a bad deal assuming the service sticks around! This box is $29 per month with a 20 megabit unmetered connection or for an extra $10 you can go to 10TB over gigabit.

Again still a pretty good deal if you’re OK with Cogent.