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Shared 100mbits

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hello everyone,

Could someone explain to me what this means?

I've been trying to buy a dedicated server and Santrex dot net has 100mbits unmetered US Servers which I like. but they have shared 100mbit, what does that mean? that all the US servers share the same 100mbits conection? so if they have alot the speed will be slow?
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I tried to look at www.santrex.com but cannot find words "shared 100mbit" in their offer :-(
But it sounds really like they meas that your server will be connected through some 100Mbit switch with other servers.
But it does not mean that "all" servers in their server's room shares 100mbit,
for example there can be 10 switches and every has 100Mbit 24 ports and one Gigabit port for internet backbone connection.
Better to ask directly them.
Peter
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it could be link speed of ur network

better u go for 10/100/1000 capable server

gigabit NIC card having capabality server can support 100 mega bit per second link speed

but in future ur link speed is increased to 1000 mega bit per second (1 gbps), this can be also support by ur server because ur server is occupied bye giga bit NIC
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Yeah, themightydude is right, I didn't expect much tho, it was a really cheap service, found a guy that had bad experiences with those servers, said he couldnt get more than 5mbits during peaktimes.

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Thanks, Saved me from wasting some money.
You get what you pay for in the hosting world. A dedicated 100Mbps line with good quality bandwidth will generally run upwards of $600 / month just for the bandwidth. Good bandwidth like say from internap or level 3 will be around $1000/month.
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