I buy for colocation service (in the SoCal area).
But I find that most offer only 1A 110v service.
This seems far too low. I have a marsh standard HP DL360p server with 2 CPUs. Any CPU can exceed this 1 A power allocation, regardless of RAM, drives, fans and other overhead.
Idle it will probably be exactly the 1A budget, but switching on or under load will certainly exceed.
Even the most power-efficient 1U enterprise-class server has a 70 W CPU. Add the rest of the system and save money on the 1A Power Budget.
Do I miss something here? Is that a kind of wink, Nudge Nudge Limit? Is it 1A * 110V based on monthly usage (80 kWh)?
What happens if I go through for a short time?
As for My Needs: I'm just an individual looking for a reliable hosting service for a few games (like Minecraft), websites, and home-lab style tasks in a corporate environment. As such, I'm pretty price conscious, so buying a quarter table for my "hobby" is too bearable.
If someone with experience, especially hosting providers, can answer my questions, that would be greatly appreciated.