Following on from the email sent out to Premium members last week in regards to purchasing a premium member only server (i.e. a file server that only premium members can use) the new server has been setup and is available from the server selection window when you go to download files.
In the end I decided to settle on purchasing a server from London, UK. I did this for a couple of reasons. Firstly the price:quality ratio of the server is the best of the three providers I use. To do a bit of pumping I use RapidSwitch
in the UK, and The Planet
and FDC Servers
in the US. Similarly RapidSwitch have brilliant connections to both Europe and the US and provide an unparalled amount of bandwidth out of the established providers. My US servers can download files from RapidSwitch at 5mb/second, which is awesome.
Some of you might be interested to know that around 40% of the premium members come from Europe. I was expecting more US users, so while it's true there are more American premium members the figures I received from all your feedback surprised me and spurred me to purchase another UK server. If you're a US member give the new server a go and let me know the results, you might be surprised!
Thank you to the members who replied to my email and provided me with that valuable feedback. I hope you put the new file server to good use. And for those of you who have no idea what this whole "Premium Member" thing is, please take the time to take a gander