# Deletion of the public, automatic services for itsRems Hosting

## Announcement note:

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I launched this little side project of mine with the help of the great PikachuNinjaCop.
We had fun and gained experience building this, and I had one hell of a bad time making all the website as automated as possible. You’ve been a few (great) clients and I thank you very, very much for the trust.
However, I’m moving on from this. Somewhat.
While the challenge that consisted building this website and making this a service was awesome, there is just too much work to do and I have very little time/motivation to give to this project (as I have started working on Hidys).
I will therefore be turning off the automated ordering system, replacing it with a “contact to order” button (that will not be automated on it’s own before some time).
Everyone’s server will move to my local machine and keep the usual pricing. This is a way for me to experience with my HomeLab and make some money while offering cheap services. This does compromise some stuff, more on that below. The pricing will change, more on that below once again.
I hope everyone will keep trusting me with the hosting of their services.
Thanks,
Nico.

## My HomeLab and what it means to have your server on it.

I recently bought a HP ProLiant DL380 g6 equipped with 2 Intel Core Xeon X5550 CPUs (for a total of 8 cores and 16 threads), 18x 4GB of DDR3 RAM (for a total of 72GB of RAM) and around 550GBs of non-redudant (for now) storage. I also equipped this with a 10Gb/s networking uplink (that, in the future, will be redundant). The server also doesn’t have redundant power supplies (that might come later).
Now this is for the server itself, but here’s more on my HomeLab:

##### Global Notice

This Home DC is, really, not a DC. It’s just a homelab.
Here’s a list of the cons:

• The internet isn’t redundant: in case of any problem with the uplink, we lose all access to the internet. No servers will be able to do much, and neither will I!
• Power isn’t redundant either. In case of a power supply or mainline outage, we lose power - nothing will work! (If you wanna help though, I’m down to buy or receive an UPS for free :D)
• The storage isn’t redudant (for now, I’m planning on adding 1TB of RAID 1 SSDs)

Here’s a list of the “pros” (this is more me trying to convince you this is a good idea)

• The server is powerfull and didn’t / doesn’t cost me much so no big expenses.
• I manage everything at home and got some spare parts / machines. In case of a major issue, I’ll get most services back up quickly.
• I do backups once in a while (automated backups are coming!)
• Some uh, less technical con, you’re helping a teen realize his IT dreams by having his own homelab stuff. 'guess that’s cool, eh ?
##### Network

The network here is quite nice!

• 400/20Mbps (Down/up) uplink. Not much upload but it’s enough for minecraft :p
• EdgeRouter-X-SFP as the core switch, and a spare EdgeRouter X ready to be deployed in case the SFP model dies.
• MikroTik Cloud Smart Switch core switch, with a 10Gb/s link to the main server and another to my own rig.
• Because of the above, 10Gbps backed LAN setup. Neat for quick file transfers on the network!
##### Additional gear / Expansion possibilities

I’ve got a dual core, 24GB RAM & 250Gb HDD server waiting to be deployed again. This means that if I ever have to add some more servers cuz’ I ran out of RAM on the main server, I can deploy this one as a secondary node.

#### Summary

If you have your service inside my homelab, you do have the problem of not having any redundancy but you’re getting fair prices, nice support, a nicely performing server and you’re helping me learn things by running this all.

## Pricing changes

• For the hosting on the HomeLab, the pricing remains the same as they were before.
• For servers hosted in the cloud, it requires a setup fee of 20€ and doesn’t start under 20€/month with 30Gb of ram.
• Options have appeared! See below

### Options

• 5€ one-time or +1€/month for a custom .itsrems.com domain
• 10€ setup fee, +2€/month for a .com / .eu domain (other extensions are probably available, contact for pricing)

# Contacting me.

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