How much is the actual server cost of PhotoMalaysia’s server?
Basic server rental (hardware) = US$159 / month
Cpanel rental = US$25 / month
Total = US$178 / month (for the first two months that we have paid).
US$178 x 12 = US$2136 / year
Later we found out that our initial contract with the server company is US$159 inclusive of Cpanel (their mistake in the contract, as Cpanel supposed to be excluded), hence we demand them to give us US$159 flat rate that include the Cpanel fee. There were some fighting between the server company and PhotoMalaysia, and if you still remembered, PM.com was down for a few days in Dec as the company suspended our account. After some negotiation, they agreed to give us US$159 for future rental.
US$159 x 12 = US$1908
If we paid the rental for ONE WHOLE YEAR, we are entitled to 20% discount. This is quite a bit of saving so I decided to pay for one whole year:
US$159 x 12 x 80% = US$1526.40
If we were to rent a 2nd server, if we pay monthly and not annually, we will need to pay US$178/month (no more US$159 as it was a mistake in the contract previously), and it will total up US$2136 / year.