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 ----------- 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) --------------------- 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 ---------- 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.