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Old 17th November 2005, 10:16
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hi guys,

as I know there are severall ppl from GErmany using this board I would like to ask about your experiences with different providers.

I am using the smalles root server from strato.de but I have an old product, they changed their offer and as my contract will soon be exhausted I would like to change either the contract and stay with them or maybe even change the provider.

the thing is I say 1und1.de is offering raid1 for almost the same money, but then I realized they point out that only with their most expensive offer you will get hardware raid so I realized the cheaper solutions were )just (guessing) software raid solutions.

I would liek you to give me some impressions/suggestions about which provider you are using, maybe adding some info why you would recommend them.
I am interested in a hardware raid1 system as that would give me some peace of mind.
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Old 17th November 2005, 11:10
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hi!

i use a ds3000 from hetzner - www.hetzner.de
cheap, fast, good and a competent support!

- bruce
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Old 17th November 2005, 11:35
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thx,

I already looked at them but:

- you pay extra for backup space
- only 500Gb of traffic, small compared to others
- looks like the remote console also costs extra

if I am not mistaken...
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Old 17th November 2005, 16:08
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Strato and 1&1 have nice and cheap offers, but one think I really hate is that they don't treat their old customers as good as new ones!
For example, from time to time they increase the included traffic that comes with the server, but only new customers benefit from this. The traffic of old customers won't be increased!

In the (good old) past old customers always had more privileges than new ones, which is justified I think.

In the present things have changed... "Der Kunde ist Knig." war mal...

Also, be aware of the contract duration. Now you have at least 12 months contract duration at Strato and 1&1; it once was 1 month... (once upon a time...).
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Old 18th November 2005, 17:39
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thats absolutely right: I am one of those old customers, been there for more than 1 1/2 year, my initial contract was (as far as i remember) 500GB/month 6 months after they changed their offer, I now get 750GB/months but if I would make a new deal with them (meaning I had to make a new deal and stay there for 1 year) I would get 1000GB/month, but I do not think it worth the hassle...

thats why I am asking for another option and sure there must be one.

@ falko
could you have a look at the 1und1 offer? do they really offer software raid with the cheaper offers and true hardware raid1 with the most expensive one?

I'd really like to have raid1 as that would be another layer of data security - not only relying on backup then.
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Old 18th November 2005, 19:50
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@ falko
could you have a look at the 1und1 offer? do they really offer software raid with the cheaper offers and true hardware raid1 with the most expensive one?
Yes, the two small servers have software RAID, the two bigger ones hardware RAID.
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