Question about a specific ISP: Amen/Amenworld
nullpt at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 19:54:35 UTC 2007
On 3/5/07, Chris Slothouber <chris at hier7.com> wrote:
> I'd recommend Leaseweb in Amsterdam. Their network has great
> connectivity to Europe and their prices are competitive for unmetered
> Alexandre Vieira wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Personally, I would never consider a vendor that does not at least
> >> >> have a cursory knowledge of the platform I was using on a leased
> >> >> server. If they are miles away, I want someone with a clue to be my
> >> >> eyes an ears in the event of an emergency.
> >> >>
> >> >> I'd recommend going with a host who supports FreeBSD.
> > I'm interested in this specific company because the boxes are hosted in
> > France and cprm.net (A big telco in Portugal) is an excelent carrier for
> > France and UK. I have less than 50ms roundtrip time for this network.
> > Also for 99eur/month you get a dual opteron w/ 2x160GB SATA2 disks, 1GB
> > DDRII, linked to a 100mbps network (shared but burstable) with no
> > limit.
> > But the guy who called me to help me with my questions doesn't
> > much of anything and he tought Freebsd was a linux distro plus he
> > refuses to
> > either install freebsd on the machine or put a CD on the server tray and
> > plug in a serial cable to the machine so I can install it. I don't even
> > know
> > how would I install freebsd without using depenguinator or going on site
> > myself.
> > I've tested depenguinator back in the 5.4 days with some friends, just
> > the kicks, but as someone said before.. I can't rely on a company that
> > knows
> > nothing about the technology i'll be using.
> > If anyone know a good UK or Franch dedicated server provider, let me
> > know :)
> > Cheers
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Thanks for the feebback Chris.
I've took a look and the prices are very reasonable as well, but still..
it's more expensive (equivalent hardware) and the latency for Portugal is
If I can't get my way around the folks at amenworld this is my second best
64 bytes from www.amen.pt (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=3 ttl=52 time=46.443msec
64 bytes from www.leaseweb.com (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=
Alexandre Vieira - nullpt at gmail.com
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