Apr 29, 2009
Zak Boca

I would like to start off by saying that I am not just an employee here at SingleHop.  I am also a client.

I have an e5200 server that I bought from SH a few months ago. On this one, and other servers that I’ve owned, I had 10-megabit connections. Although I wanted more capacity, I could not find a company that offered the specs I wanted, including a 100 mbit port, and a price I could afford. Eventually I went with SingleHop because their prices and specs fit best with what I was looking for. They too, though, didn’t offer 100-megabit uplinks. Until now! Starting today, every SingleHop customer has access to 100-megabit uplinks at no cost.

For comparison, most people at their house now have around 5 megabits down, if they have any type of high-speed internet. While this is a good enough speed for most people, it’s definitely not enough for me. I stream music from my server and need a lot more capacity than that. I also put a bunch of large images that are not modified from my camera. They are pretty big and take a while to load even on my 8 mbit down and 1 megabit up Speakeasy DSL line. I also use it to RDP into for my AIM and such. I can even RDP (remote desktop protocol) in from my phone. With the 100-megabit port I can do all that and more, with less latency, more speed, and even a line of defense against DDoS attacks.

I am happy to know that when I have a bunch of people viewing my pictures and listening to one of the MP3 streams that I am hosting, we all benefit from less lag.

Comments

    Heya team,
    This is something that has confuzzled me, I thought my servers had always had a 100Mbit port, was this not the case (only been with singlehop since about Feb this year?)

    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Stuart

    Posted by Stuart Ryan on May 7, 2009 Reply

    We have been working on this for quite some time, so a lot of customers have been enjoying the 100Mbit ports without knowing about it. The release was done more to commemorate the fact of everything being done.

    Thanks for asking though!

    .ds

    Posted by dsalcedo on May 8, 2009 Reply

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