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Cost Calculator for hosting platforms

I'm thinking about creating a cost calculator for hosting platforms, and adding it here as a tutorial. Is there something similar already out there?

I want to compare costs:

1) running costs for different locations - particularly US v UK v EU

2) running costs for different DCs (within one location/country)

3) running costs per server

  • compare new high spec server Vs cheap 2nd hand server (like ebay)

    • new servers use less power, but are expensive to buy
    • SAS v SATA v SSD

good idea? bad idea? waste of time?

I'm thinking that a LEB provider needs to get all these answers correct, otherwise they wont make a profit.

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Comments

  • Waste of time, way too many parameters to get an accurate result

    Network engineer of PyongVPS

  • Zen said: Bad idea, waste of time, and even if it works it'll just make the market worst.

    If a supposed provider cannot navigate their business decisions without some god damn auto-pilot calculator then they should not be in business.

    This.

  • jarjar Provider

    I don't know if I agree that it's a bad idea but...it definitely would be a headache.

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  • mikhomikho Member, Provider

    Alot of parameters to consider and will be a headache if you haven't got a specific goal in mind.

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  • I don't think this is a bad idea, might help people spot an oversold resource ?

  • @Bruce said:
    1) running costs for different locations - particularly US v UK v EU

    UK is in inside EU.

  • If you can do this. And then I mean really do this good.
    You should create this and sell it on subscription base.

    You can spam me with any yearly shared hosting deal.

  • @Zen said:
    Bad idea, waste of time, and even if it works it'll just make the market worst.

    If a supposed provider cannot navigate their business decisions without some god damn auto-pilot calculator then they should not be in business.

    how many providers make offers that are either massively oversold or commercially inviable?

    maybe a calculator would be a good bullshit detector. but I agree its probably too hard

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  • Offers are lead generators. Basing a calculation of whether someone is commercially viable on a sale price is a little bit silly don't you think?

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