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Anyone have the hookup for RackSpace?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Diamond Damien, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    I am wondering if anyone has any connections with Rackspace.com I have been negotiating with Rackspace to host Blackhatworld.com and did a fair job but I believe I left money on the table. They started the price at $550 and got them down to $495 per month with No setup fee by taking a 24 month contract. The setup fee is anywhere from $250 down to $135. The next day I tried to go lower it didn't work since the person already asked for manager approval on the previous price.

    Heres the system break down..
    4GB Ram
    Two 250 GB (7200RPM) Set to RAID-1
    Plesk unlimited license
    Free 25 GB weekly backup
    24 month contract ekk :rolleyes: for $495 a month!

    If anyone can get me that package at Rackspace for $450 a month (No setup Fee) I will give you a hug and $50 via paypal.
    If you can get it for $425 or lower ( No setup fee) I will give you $100 via paypal and two hugs lol.
    (please note hugs are online only)
    I would like a 12 month contract but if the price is low enough I can do a 24 month contract.

    Thanks!
    -Dave






     
  2. AboutBizz

    AboutBizz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Are you totally committed to staying with Rackspace?
     
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    AboutBizz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    SELECTED CONFIGURATION
    »Processor: Dual Xeon E5335 Quad Core (Clovertown)
    »Memory: 4GB DDR Registered ECC
    »Hd1: Dual 120GB SATA / Hardware Raid 1 (+Upgrade to dual 250GB drives)
    »Hd2: No Backup Drive
    »RemoteBackup: 50GB Remote Backup
    Offsite Backup [Add $0/month] FREE UPGRADE!
    »OS: Windows 2003 Server
    »ControlPanel: Plesk 8 Unlimited
    »Bandwidth: 4800GB Monthly Transfer (2400 in + 2400 out)
    »SetupFee: $0 Setup Fee
    »Monthly Fee: $474 /mon NO CONTRACT REQUIRED
    $150 Setup Fee [subtract $15/month]
    $250 Setup Fee [subtract $25/month]
    $350 Setup Fee [subtract $35/month]
     
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  4. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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    JESUS! That is ALOT of bandwidth! Hope its paying off for you commision and affiliatewise!

    I wouldnt be to mad if you put adsense up but i think i remmebered you werent gonna do that
     
  5. AboutBizz

    AboutBizz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I use these guys for my dedicated server...left Valuescum(valueweb) for them...wish I'd wouldve left years ago. Far as I know they're strong and reputable...but PM me and I'll give you contac name or let me know if I can post it here.
     
  6. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Yes due to my time constraints I need to go with the time tested #1 host which is Rackspace (I know there are some people who think otherwise) However they have a lot of trained technicians on hand 24/7 unlike other places which have dopes on hand and only mess up your system.. HaRRo knows what I'm talking about lol He has talked to them too. :)
    Over the past 6 months or so I have been consuming more than 40% of my free time and my programmers free time with bad hosts so enough is enough. I will only consider Rackspace as an option...plus I want to be able to display their cool little logo on my website hehe :D
     
  7. AboutBizz

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    Will they match a competitors price?
     
  8. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    No they will poke holes in the competition. :D They are very smart and sneaky. I tried it twice and this is what they said..

    I told them fastservers had faster servers at cheaper prices which included unlimited Plesk license.

    This time I told them about Liquid web or suggested I was going to try to host with rackspace.co.uk :)
    (For some reason they like typing in different color fonts to get their point accross...the time before this it was bright RED)
     
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    AboutBizz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OK I talked to a rep...he's going to email me pricing. If its any better I'll forward it to you. I use liquidweb now and like you said he came right out and said they'd (LW) be cheaper...but that RS is a service oriented provider...blah blah blah...
     
  10. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Quick update I talked with a manager guy John G. and he was able to offer me a price of $429 a month which is great. If I want anti-virus and content management (pinging) its another $25 to $60. I'm trying to get him to throw in content management for FREE we'll see :0
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    2nd Update...
    So its a done deal. I just
    sent Rackspace my contract a few minutes ago and will be hosted with them in about 7 days. This forum will have 100% uptime from now on! :redindian
     
  11. sageman

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    rackspace is pricey but they are the best in the world...believe me, i've been around. started a social networking site on their server which run for about 5 months and the support is phenomenal. no headaches at all. the guys know their shit. did an 18 month contract at $480 with a $250 setup fee. had to break the contract when the shit hit the fan. i still owe them money which i will pay. i definitely want to use them again.:D