Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


What would you expect for $50?
New on LowEndTalk? Please Register and read our Community Rules.

What would you expect for $50?

BrandonBrandon Member
edited July 2012 in General

I am just curious to see the specifications of a dedicated server you'd expect for this price point. This is in terms of hardware and network.

«1

Comments

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Provider

    dual core cpu
    2-4GB of RAM
    500-1TB single HDD
    100mbps port
    1-5TB of BW, depending on the location

    Pretty much this is the things you can get for that price

    AlphaVPS - Premium Cloud VPS, Dedicated Servers & Colocation in EU and US
    High-Performance AMD EPYC + NVMe Cloud VPS from €3.99/m || High-storage KVM VPS from €15/y

  • DamianDamian Member

    @liquidhost: Please sign up with us.

    For $50, i'd expect the same as Liquidhost, but with at least 8gb of ram, 1tb of disk, and 5 to 10tb of transfer. Servers are so cheap/resource-heavy nowadays, it's hard to charge people a lot of money for few resources and maintain a straight face about it.

    Thanked by 2VMPacket upfreak
  • Would you guys expect this hardware to be brand new or used?

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Provider

    @Damian
    If you offer me the server you wrote down for 50$..count me in as a long term customer xD

    AlphaVPS - Premium Cloud VPS, Dedicated Servers & Colocation in EU and US
    High-Performance AMD EPYC + NVMe Cloud VPS from €3.99/m || High-storage KVM VPS from €15/y

  • DamianDamian Member

    @Brandon said: Would you guys expect this hardware to be brand new or used?

    Does not need to be new, I would just expect that it is both adequate, and reliable.

  • Would you expect it to come with an IPMI as well?

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

    I'd expect a dual core Intel Atom with 2GB of RAM, 2 HDDs, a /29 of IPv4, and an excellent network with free reboots. Anything else is icing on the cake. For an idea, check out Interserver.net, best dedicated provider I've ever used and the support was the best I've ever encountered among any service.

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, OR, TX, and AZ
    Need backup space? Check out BackupDragon
  • TazTaz Member

    @kujoe fdcservers ain't that bad!

    Time is good and also bad. Life is short and that is sad. Dont worry be happy thats my style. No matter what happens i won't lose my smile!

  • JTRJTR Member

    i3-2100
    16GB RAM
    500GB HDD
    1TB @ 1gbps

    Well, that's what I have for $49, so that's what I'd expect.

    However, since I got a deal for my dedi and thus it's not the typical config you'd get for $50, this is what I'd expect from any other provider...

    Dual core Intel CPU, or quad core AMD CPU
    4-8GB RAM
    Small HDD or tiny SSD
    At least 1TB @ 100mbps.

    Service-wise, I'd expect unmanaged service, with KVM access if I was lucky.

    Thanked by 1wahyan
  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Provider

    @JTR where from?

    AlphaVPS - Premium Cloud VPS, Dedicated Servers & Colocation in EU and US
    High-Performance AMD EPYC + NVMe Cloud VPS from €3.99/m || High-storage KVM VPS from €15/y

  • @JTR said: i3-2100

    16GB RAM
    500GB HDD
    1TB @ 1gbps

    Well, that's what I have for $49, so that's what I'd expect.

    Who is that from?

  • You can get the following dedi from VolumeDrive for $49.95:

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 620 (4 cores)
    RAM: 4 GB DDR2 Memory
    HD: 250 GB Hard Drive
    BW: 100 Mbps / 8,000 GB

    Thanked by 1klikli
    ServerBear - Easy UnixBench/dd/IOPS/FIO (NEW) & Network Benchmarks | Example Report | Compare Low End Boxes
    Gleam - Run kick-ass viral competitions & rewards to grow your userbase. Free until Sept.
  • HalfEatenPieHalfEatenPie Member
    edited July 2012

    You can always check datashack or (like what @serverbear said) VolumeDrive.

    Or buy it from @Damian or @LiquidHost or @William

    This?
  • roronarorona Member

    I have a Dual L5420, 24G Ram, 5 IPs, 2x1TB Harddrive, 10TB @ 100M with Dedidirect for $35/mo.

    Though I paid a lot in setup fee for this server.
    If you count 3Yr ROI then it just ends up about to hit $50.

  • After 3 years that server would be outdated imho.

    This?
  • yomeroyomero Member

    @HalfEatenPie said: After 3 years that server would be outdated imho.

    Counting from now, yes. But some providers have been using this platforms since looooong time ago...

  • @HalfEatenPie said: After 3 years that server would be outdated imho.

    Yep, in 3 years that will become the standard for a low end VPS :)

  • funny thing is, I already have a dedicated server like that lol

    This?
  • Thanks for all your feedback guys and you can be rest assured it will be put to great use.

  • DamianDamian Member

    @HalfEatenPie said: Or buy it from @Damian

    We don't sell dedicated servers. We're willing to do high-resource containers, but no dedicated servers at this time.

  • @Damian said: We don't sell dedicated servers. We're willing to do high-resource containers, but no dedicated servers at this time.

    Ignore what @Damian is saying, he's high off of lemonade and air.

    @Damian sells dedicated servers. Or else... Or else what? Exactly.

    This?
  • DamianDamian Member

    :P

    Ask @jshinkle for dedicated servers.

  • AsadAsad Member

    Do you sell poptarts?

    Thanked by 1djvdorp
  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited July 2012

    @KuJoe said: I'd expect a dual core Intel Atom with 2GB of RAM

    @serverbear said: HD: 250 GB Hard Drive

    @JTR said: 1TB @ 1gbps

    You can expect your "dual core intel Atom", 250GB HDDs and 1TB of transfers all you want, but for around $50 I see no reason to settle for worse than

    Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Quadcore incl. Hyper-Threading Technology

    16 GB DDR3 RAM
    2 x 3 TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD 7200 rpm (Software-RAID 1)
    Unlimited traffic
    https://www.hetzner.de/page_us.htm
    42 Euros = 51.59700 U.S. dollars

    Thanked by 1klikli
  • DerekDerek Member

    Here's what I would expect for ~50

    2cores with HT or 4 cores
    4-16GB of ram - really, ram is cheap and barely a expensive for some dedicated providers, a lot just use it to bring in more income monthly.
    Mid-Range Hard Drive or Entry Level Solid state drive.
    1 IPv4, /64 IPv6 - Any providers can virtually do that on the cheap.
    5Mbps at 100Mbps Brustable is pretty decent.

    That's what I would expect

  • yomeroyomero Member

    @Derek said: 5Mbps at 100Mbps Brustable is pretty decent.

    o_O!?

  • JTRJTR Member

    @LiquidHost said: @JTR where from?

    @Brandon said: Who is that from?

    http://yesuphost.com. They used to offer that config (with 8GB of RAM) for $49/mo, I chatted with sales prior to purchasing and was offered a free 16GB RAM upgrade. About two months later, the sale ended, but I kept my hardware and price (forever, or at least until I cancel the server). So that pricing isn't exactly attainable anymore, but I got a sweet deal locked in.

    @rm_ said: You can expect your "dual core intel Atom", 250GB HDDs and 1TB of transfers all you want, but for around $50 I see no reason to settle for worse than

    Well, lemme compare that to my dedi.

    i7-2600 vs i3-2100 — Hetzner wins
    16GB RAM vs 16GB RAM — Tie
    2x3TB HDD vs 1x 500GB HDD — Hetzner wins
    10TB @ 100mbps vs 1TB @ 1gbps — I win (my bandwidth needs, even when I am frequently attacked, have not surpassed 1TB yet — however, if you need to push a lot of data, hetzner might be a better choice for you)
    ~$50 setup vs free setup — I win
    Slow support vs 5-15 minute support responses — I win (although only because yesup is a small operation)
    Hetzner wins on IPv6, although I come out ahead on KVM (afaik Hetzner has a 2hr per day limit for free KVM, yesup has no limit).

    There are a few perks that come with a small company. I get unlimited KVM access, fast support responses, an email if I get DDoS'd (no, seriously, I've gotten multiple emails from techs that my server was being flooded — I'm extremely surprised at that), and even an email once when my dedi had crashed. And yesup's control panel is pretty excellent, the only thing I wish they'd change is enabling their "iKVM" feature, which was supposed to happen in June.

    So it depends on what you need. Personally, I prefer having something located in Canada, which gives me ~45ms pings from my home cable instead of ~160ms pings to Hetzner's servers. I also prefer a host that takes Paypal.

    Thanked by 1djvdorp
  • Guess it depends on location (i.e. US vs EU), Hetzner has some insane benchmarks from the submissions I've seen.

    ServerBear - Easy UnixBench/dd/IOPS/FIO (NEW) & Network Benchmarks | Example Report | Compare Low End Boxes
    Gleam - Run kick-ass viral competitions & rewards to grow your userbase. Free until Sept.
  • wahyanwahyan Member

    But Hetzner has setup fee :(

  • A damn good time.

    Oops, wrong forum.

    Thanked by 1klikli
Sign In or Register to comment.