[kwlug-disc] I'm looking to host a high ram server in a fast connection area.

Colin K colin at void11.com
Wed Nov 2 04:22:32 EDT 2011


I really didnt expect the lengthy replies I will surely spend some time
tomorrow carefully assessing these replies.

But in the mean time.  I dont really need Colo and my box is infact a small
thin client with enough ram and possibly upgraded to a SSD harddrive for
high availability swapping and readwrites that Minecraft require.  But I
could go for possibly any good network providers that may provide a Decent
Upload speed. Seeing as 1meg or 2 megs as the maximum upload that I've seen
on a good unmetered connection isn't nearly what I require.

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) <
aklists at mixdown.ca> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 01 09:18:45 AM unsolicited wrote:
> > If I may ask, whom is your cable internet provider, and have you
> > received any comments (or have any observations) about speed good/bad
> > at any particular times of the day?
>
> I'm with Teksavvy which is of course delivered via Rogers in K/W. I'm in
> the
> Chicopee area (at the bottom of the hill). I'm using a D3 modem but
> obviously
> not getting Ludicrous Speed just yet. Teksavvy tells me that the recent
> CRTC
> decision allows them to offer the same speeds as Rogers, but to be honest
> I've
> been perfectly happy with my unmetered 15Mbit service. I do see bursts up
> to
> 45Mbit, and one and only one time did I see a 100Mbit speed for about a
> minute. I couldn't reproduce it. Ping times are almost always under 25ms
> to my
> colocated box at iWeb, which is in Montreal.
>
> I had excellent speed/latency the first month. The second month I had total
> dropouts from about 4-6pm but it was a cable plant problem. Teksavvy
> support
> was helpful but since my phone comes in via the internet connection and
> cell
> service in my area is total garbage, I could only talk with them while
> service
> was up. :-) I ended up plugging a TV in and comparing the signal strength
> of
> the various "basic cable" channels that you get with an internet-only
> connection. When the internet was up, the channels were clear. When the
> internet was down, the channels were fuzzy and ghosting. Clearly an RF
> problem, not a modem problem. We have new construction going on in the area
> which probably caused it. Rogers came out and did something at the road to
> correct it.
>
> I agree with one of the other posters when they say that having a 3rd
> party is
> problematic. Teksavvy can't make Rogers come out and fix a problem as
> quickly
> as Rogers themselves could do it. And if they do call Rogers out and it's
> NOT
> a cable plant problem, you get a $95 service call fee. To their credit,
> Teksavvy DOES seem to try their damnedest to ensure that it is NOT a modem
> problem before calling out Rogers. I bought a second modem that sits in a
> box
> in case my modem does blow up. Too bad I have to call them to get the MAC
> authorized, cryptographically-signed cable profiles means I can't just
> change
> the MAC of the new modem to match the old one.
>
> I've had great speed and latency. No measurable dropouts or loss of speed
> (I
> graph my bandwidth use). I don't torrent from my home connection, but I do
> pull in a LOT via newsgroups, and we use Netflix and Apple rentals quite a
> bit.
> My data usage in the past month was just shy of 500GB, but my normal data
> usage is under 150GB/mo.
>
> I have no problem recommending Teksavvy for my neighbourhood.
>
> -A.
>
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