[Brug-talk] RoR hosting provider
frank at openminds.be
Thu Oct 25 10:43:53 EDT 2007
On 25 Oct 2007, at 14:49, Peter De Berdt (10-forward) wrote:
> On 25 Oct 2007, at 13:22, Alain Ravet wrote:
>>> We host outside of Belgium (New Zealand provider Rimuhosting) ..
>> I wonder about the network latency and its impact on features like
>> super-reactive autocompletion (à-la Google Suggest). What's your
>> experience with this (when hosting in New Zealand for Belgian users)?
> Their servers aren't located in NZ, but in either the US or the UK.
> On their website, you find test servers to check on the ping
> response time etc. All I can say is that we're getting better
> response times than several companies I know that are using the
> mighty expensive leased lines. I can get the full 20 Mbps download
> bandwidth my provider allows me when downloading from our
> Rimuhosting servers, won't happen with leased lines or most Belgian
> datacenters (that charge you a lot more for a max 10 Mb throughput).
> There are quite a few "Belgian hosting companies" that actually
> rent their servers in a US-based datacenter anyway.
If you want to test latency or network download speed, please check
18.104.22.168 (for ping tests) or http://www.openminds.be/10mb.bin.
Our latency to the major Belgian providers at the moment:
- Belgacom Skynet: 2.0ms
- Telenet: 2.5ms
- Scarlet: 1.4ms
- Versatel: 13.5ms
- Belnet: 2.8ms
- EDPNet: 2.6ms
I don't know who you've been talking too, but we have about 1Gbps of
capacity and can upgrade to 10Gbps on short notice if needed, in a
Belgian datacenter :)
Also, we are quite flattered with the positive reactions about us
here on the list. I don't usually get involved in threads that
involve us our our competitors, but I do want to make one or two
- On our "Pro Hosting" (which is actually a shared environment), it
is possible to run 5 ruby processes. So you can run 5 apps without
problems on them.
- Rimmuhosting and a few others that were discussed here, are
actually virtual private servers. Don't compare these to a shared
environment. They each have their advantage, and each has a different
target group depending on sysadmin knowledge of the customer, type of
application etc. As announced on the BrugTALK, we *are* going to
launch a VPS service Real Soon Now(tm). So if you are waiting for
such a service in Belgium, it *will* be available in a while.
Anyone wanting to discuss any of the above options, please talk to me
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