Working on Site Accessibility & Dedicated Web Hosting Provider LookoutBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Friday, July 13, 2007
I had several reports from users that the site is inaccessible from certain ISP’s including but not limited to CableVision. I did everything to figure out what went wrong without much success. Yesterday and today Jan Dembowski kindly helped me to get a handle on the problem.
Apparently a router in Savvis.net ( 18.104.22.168 ), the datacenter provider for LayeredTech servers which I am using, is rejecting the packets. I don’t know why. I have had rather sluggish response from LayeredTech so far in resolving this long pending issue (more on it later). However things have probably taken a turn towards positive today. Let’s see how long it takes them finally to solve it.
This is a critical issue and a deal-breaker for me. I am ready to pay top dollars to have my servers be accessible from everywhere, LayeredTech or not.
I am planning to get few more dedicated servers too. I am waiting for a resolution one way or other on this issue.
If you are a dedicated web hosting provider I would welcome your bid. Please use the contact form (look in top right) or comment below (will not be published).
I am currently getting the following package (unmanaged dedicated server with monthly to month payment) from LayeredTech:
Intel P 4 2.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
160 GB SATA HDD
1.5 TB Bandwidth
10 Mbps Bandwidth
I prefer Fedora Core 6 with RAID 1 on /boot partition and LVM on RAID 1 for the /root partition. I don’t need any control panel.
For newer servers I would like two 160 GB with RAID 1 (software or hardware). I am Intel fan in terms of CPU. Remote rebooting will be nice. The other specs should at least remain same.
BTW: In case you are wondering I will use the new machines for a Web 2.0 product we will be launching soon. And you thought why I was so dog tired all the time ?