A few more question Ross . I see that there is an option to upgrade to a 100Mbit uplink port for $10 a month. At that price that would have to be a shared 100Mbit port which is burstable to 100Mbit I assume? If so, are there any limits on burst length? E.g if I have a 1GB file that is downloaded rarely (couple of times a day max) at full speed, are those downloads going to be capped, or do I have full access to available bandwidth? What sort of contention ratio do the shared 100Mbps connections run at? Another thing is I can't seem to see any mention of a monthly data limit on the dedicated server page, have I missed something or are dedicated servers unmetered?
P.S - There also seems to be a small typo on the dedicated server page. I think "provices" on the second line of the first paragraph should be "provides"?
Greetings, Brashquido! Actually, you're confusing the two... the 100 Mbit Switch Port is the size of your current data pipe, as far as how fast you can push traffic through. 100 Mbps is approximately 32 TB of traffic and has nothing to do with your data pipe size.
Think about the uplink port this way...
You have a bathtub full of water (data).
A 10 Mbit Uplink Port (your drain) will take longer to drain the water (data) than it would if you had a 100 Mbit Uplink port (larger drain).
Does the analogy help? Dedicated servers come with ~1200 gigs of BW allocated, per month.