Our hosting partner, #e2e networks has launched dedicated hosting in India at a very competitive rate (in some cases, you even get 10 MBPS Un-metered bandwidth).
What’s interesting is that the dedicated servers start at Rs. 8500 for 1000GB data transfer limit, Core2Quad CPU and 4GB RAM.
As far as unmetered bandwidth is concerned, it’s only applicable to a few plans (16.5K and 34K monthly plans), though the basic plan is good enough for majority of bandwidth hogging sites.
Few months back, when I was planning to move the hosting back to India and spoke with a few service providers, the minimum rate quoted by vendors was around INR 9K (in fact some of the vendors charge a crazy INR 19K plan for a standard service)– so E2E still comes at a better rate.
With a comparatively cheaper rate, E2ENetworks can cater to bandwidth hogging sites in India [exactly what ServerBeach did to Youtube with its 10MBPS unmetered plan], especially for small businesses who find it difficult to negotiate with big hosting firms.
With Amazon spreading its wing in Asian market, expect a ‘dedicated’ fight in this space.
What’s your take? What are the important parameters to consider while moving to Dedicated hosting?
[Disclosure : E2E is a sponsor of Pluggd.in]