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If you do not have a .htaccess file for error handling,  1and1 will use
their default error page which has ads. So in effect they are making
money off any error pages your web site(s) generate.

I don't know if this is included in their "terms and conditions" but it
could be grounds for a class action if not.

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I for one do not like 1 and 1 but I dont see how this could be grounds for a
class action...

Re: Any 1and1 customers?

Cheap hosts such as 1and1 have to do many things to make back their

Like putting ads with error messages and overselling their servers.

"If you pay peanuts you get monkeys"

Try if you are looking for a good host.

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On 28 Aug 2006 05:30:09 -0700, wrote:

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Just FYI:

Web hosting company 1&1 to expand to 40,000-server facility in Kansas

Web hosting company 1&1 Internet Inc., a unit of United Internet, is opening a
new data center in Lenexa, KS. The 55,000-square-foot facility will house 40,000
servers. 1&1 specializes in hosting web sites for small to mid-sized companies
and individuals. The company currently operates two facilities in New York and
New Jersey. The new center will accommodate all new customers. The company’s
headquarters will remain in Chesterbrook, PA.

The company is spending $9 million to develop the facility, scheduled to open
next year, and expects to invest several million dollars more next year.

United Internet, founded in 1992, is a public company with 6,000 employees and a
market capitalization of $3 billion. It hosts more than 6 million domain names
for 5.3 million customers.

“Opening another location besides our headquarters in the Philadelphia area
underscores the importance of our U.S. business,” says Andreas Gauger,

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Fleeing from the madness of the EarthLink Inc. --
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I don't have a detailed study but that seems a poor ratio even taking into  
account dead space between cabinets and the fooprint needed for air &  
power handling.

William Tasso

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I expect with the density of blade servers these days they can cram them in to
that space, but I wonder about the size of the HVAC unit needed to cool that
many units. Maybe the Alaskan wilderness would have made more sence-just open
some windows in the winter. :)


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The Boston Globe
Energy costs bring retooled computers

By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff  |  August 28, 2006

The struggle against the high cost of energy isn't confined to the
fuel pump. A relentless war on energy waste is also raging in computer
rooms across corporate America, and the fallout is reshaping the US
computer industry.

Bob Doherty is on the front lines.

As manager of computer operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center, Doherty oversees a data center with an IBM mainframe and about
225 smaller server computers, all vital to the well-being of hundreds
of patients.

``My electric bill two years ago was like $10,000 a month," Doherty
said. ``In this year, I have seen my electrical bill more than
triple." One recent bill was for $35,000.

Computers must be kept cool or they malfunction, and today's computers
run so hot that a data center like Doherty's feeds more juice to its
air conditioners than to its computers.

Doherty is fighting back. He's deployed sophisticated software to let
each server do five times as much work as before, so he can make do
with fewer machines.

And he's brought in engineers from Hewlett-Packard Co. who use
computers to analyze airflow in his data center. By boosting
ventilation at the worst hot spots, Doherty can cut the total cost of
cooling the place.

During the last Internet boom, hardly anybody thought about how much
electricity a computer uses. But in the past few years, the energy
cost of running large data centers has become one of the industry's
hottest topics.

It's even affecting national security: The Baltimore Sun recently
reported that the National Security Agency's headquarters can't add
more computers, because the local electric company has no more power
to spare.

But the power crunch has meant a power surge for Advanced Micro
Devices Inc. For years, this Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of
microprocessors subsisted on the crumbs that fell from the table of
industry leader Intel Corp. Things began looking up for AMD when
Intel's Itanium chip failed to catch on. Instead, corporate data
center managers began clamoring for servers equipped with AMD's
cheaper and more versatile alternative, Opteron. Not only did the
Opteron run older software that didn't work well on Itanium; it also
used less electricity.

Vlad Rozanovich, business development executive at AMD, said the
Opteron would consume 20 to 30 watts less in normal use than Intel
rivals like the Itanium and a more popular Intel server chip called
Xeon. Now multiply that with the thousands of server chips found in
the largest data centers. ``You're talking hundreds of watts per
server . . . and hundreds of thousands of watts per data center,"
Rozanovich said.

You're also talking about thousands of dollars in lower power bills.
Besides, the less power a chip uses, the cooler it runs. So companies
save on air conditioning, too.

AMD's efficient chips have made the company a serious rival to Intel.
In the fourth quarter of 2004, AMD had 7.4 percent of the market for
server chips, according to industry trackers at Mercury Research. A
year later, AMD had more than doubled its share, to 16.4 percent. And
as of the second quarter of 2006, AMD had over 25 percent of the total

Intel is fighting back with new power-stingy chips of its own.

``We're now delivering 40 percent more performance over our previous
generation, with 40 percent less power," said Dileep Bhandarkar,
senior chip architect for Intel's enterprise computing group. ``They
had lower power for a little while," Bhandarkar said of AMD, adding
those days are over.

Sun Microsystems Inc., makers of high-powered servers running the
advanced Unix operating system, sings the praises of its new Niagara
processor, designed to use far less juice than earlier Sun chips. The
company says its SunFire T2000 delivers twice the computing
performance of the previous generation Sun machine, while taking up
one-quarter as much space and using one-third as much power.

``We're attacking power efficiency up and down our product line," said
David Douglas, a Sun vice president.

One of the biggest players in the campaign to save energy is EMC
Corp., the giant data-storage firm in Hopkinton. Its newest Symmetrix
DMX-3 high-end storage arrays let users plug in cheaper, slower hard
drives that use less power. These can be used for low-priority data,
while costlier power-hungry drives in the same machine take care of
the most critical information.

``DMX has the lowest total power consumption of any of the storage
vendors in the industry," said Bob Wambach, director of Symmetrix
product marketing.

But EMC's biggest energy-saving move came in 2004, when it acquired
VMware Inc., the leading maker of server virtualization software. Most
corporate server computers are used for a single task, such as
managing e-mail. But their chips are capable of doing far more. VMware
lets them, by putting multiple tasks on a single server. With five or
six ``virtual servers" on each machine, companies need far fewer
computers to accomplish the same tasks. That means less electricity
for the servers and air conditioners, since there are fewer machines
to cool.

``Every month, every year, they're saving," said Karthik Rau, VMware's
senior director of product management, ``and it just starts to
compound over time."

EMC and other storage firms are applying the same concept to their
data-storage gear. They're developing systems that identify all the
storage devices in a company, then rearrange data to use the storage
most efficiently. That means there's less need to purchase more
power-hungry storage hardware.

But individual solutions by separate companies may not be enough. The
US House last month passed a bill that would authorize a federal study
of energy consumption by data centers, and ways to reduce it. The bill
is pending in the Senate.

Hiawatha Bray can be reached at  

MGW (Note: my Hotmail address is seldom checked)
Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even
when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. - Douglas Hofstadter

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Do you have experience with 1and1?  A friend has her site with them and
is very satisfied.  I am thinking of switching to them because I am
very unhappy with my current provider,  I looked at
hostgator and they are too expensive for the bandwidth I need.

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