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I’m looking at it myself, specifically The Planet’s deal for a dedicated dual Xeon 2.8 GHz with two 10k RPM 73GB disks, 2 GB RAM, 2500 GB bandwidth, free Red Hat Enterprise for $125 a month. I am sharing it with a friend so it’ll work out to only ~60 bucks a month.
So far I’ve grossly neglected the technical operation of this blog in a Cobbler’s Children sort of way. At the same time, interacting with readers, learning, sharing, and talking has been incredible. I can’t tell you how honored I am that you read my posts. It’s time to take it up a notch. I’ll start with the hosting, for which splitting a dedicated server seems like a great way to go.
I’m also looking for a beefier Unauthenticated Windows box for a client, probably a quad-core, 8-gig box with SQL Server. The Planet has one for $675 a month, including RAID 1, two 250-GB hard drives, and a SQL Server processor license.
If you have any suggestions or questions, say it out loud and it’ll be ok.