Coudl you please clarify my doubt? Imagine a situation where I set up a server and I need:
1. Host a web site on that server
2. Access the server via FTP and RDP
3. Access Microsoft SQL Server via SQL Server Management Studio
How many internet services should I set up? 1 for http (web), one for ftp, one on 3389 (for rdp) and one tcp for sql (can't remember if you have to set up one tcp port and one udp port, in this case I need 2 internet services for sql), for a total of 4 (or 5)? ANd this costs $0.04/h? Am I correct?
You are correct in that each IP would be $0.01/hour, so if you setup an FTP server, needed RDP access, and then web traffic, that would be $0.03/hour. Then if you choose one or two additional ports for SQL it would be $0.04/hour total or $0.05/hour total, respectively.
Thanks for the clarification, unfortuantely this makes it too expensive for our setup (each server needs 4 or 5 internet services, this means $28/36 per month just for these).
Wanted to move several customers to this excellent platform, but could not justify the additional expense just for opening ports. I can understand paying for a public IP address, but not for port/IP combo. One client has multiple SSL certificates that each require their own IP address. Having to pay for each port combo (80/443) on each ip was going to cost more than the virtual servers running it.
I completely agree, just imagine putting a hosting server or steaming server. Having to pay per opened port is ridiculous, specially because you did not asked all ports to be blocked in the first way.
Terremark needs to get rid of that. There is no justification for charging us for those if we pay for every other usage including bandwidth.
Maybe even have a X number of port/services included with each IP you pay for. Then anything over that limit users would have to pay for each port/service. X would be enough to run your standard server with mail,ftp,ssh,web