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Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-08-2004 23:37

Ok i am a bit fed up with my host. For the second time my stuff is down a couple of days... without me getting some info about what happend or how long it takes to solve the problem. It's only a site with some experiments and a little family forum so it's not realy a big deal. But not knowing what is going on is anoying. So i am looking around a bit to find another host in the same price range. (about 10 a month or less)

After some research i found a lot of companies who have what i want. And a lot off them are using Cobalt boxes for their webservers. As i understand these cobalt servers are dedicated webservers built by sun, so they are probably ok. If someone has some experience with these boxes or has an hosting provider who uses them let me know.

Some digging shows that sun has discontinued the cobalt line in december but has given the cobalt resource to the open source comunity
It is a pro or a con if an hoster has cobalt boxes?
Are they reliable?
How about security?

thank you all in advance

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bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 07-09-2004 01:42

Really these servers are simply Sun boxes running Linux and a bunch of standard applications that come configured and with a nice UI for the configuration. There's really not a lot to compare like most servers their reliability and security are more inheirent to the person administering them than the box itself.

These boxes are not actually "dedicated" web servers. They're actually intended to be kind of All in wonder business appliance boxes.



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Rinswind 2th
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From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-09-2004 18:45

Thanks for clearing this up bit.

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Pugzly
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From: 127.0.0.1
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 07-09-2004 20:35

Well, speaking as someone who's in the hosting business, I've never liked the Cobalt control panel. I think it's too limited (from a user standpoint).

Plesk seems to be much better, and gets my vote.

As for the hardware, they're not bad, as far as blade servers go.

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