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Posted 22 August 2003 - 04:30 PM
What internet connection do you use?
Do you have dynamic, or static IP adress?
What web server program are you running?
Are you using a dedicated server, or a home PC?
what operating system are you running?
what are the specs on your computer?
Reason Im asking, is I want to see what is the most benifical in speed and reliability of website.
I currently have DSL with dynamic IP adress.
Im useing sambar webserver on a home PC, 100mhz, 128mb ram with win 98.
Does My website load up at a decent rate for most of you?
Posted 26 August 2003 - 06:29 AM
Why do you want to host your own site?
Posted 26 August 2003 - 05:30 PM
As to your other questions... I would have to suggest that you host it at a real host as soon as possible. Why? A couple of reasons spring out at me.
While it's "fast" right now, once you start getting anything close to significant traffic both the computer system and pipe are going to start struggling. A 100Mhz system (especially running Win98) just isn't going to hold up for long. And almost every DSL provider these days offers a lot faster download speed than upload speed. And except for a few exceptions most DSL providers won't have your server very close to the Tier 1 Network.
To give you an idea on the speed difference... My pretty darned quick DSL service is typically something like 900K down and 500K up. But when I transfer data between my servers the speeds get up into the 4-6 eGig range. Or several thousand times faster. Without putting the least bit of strain on the system. 'Nuff said.
Also a warning. If you read your DSL service agreement I'm willing to bet that it has a clause in there saying that you can't run a server on their line. They all have that clause unless you're paying far too much for the service. You could get a whole server at any of several co-location companies for less than the cost of that type of DSL service.
You're okay for now as far as the page load goes. Just be prepared to move everything to a real hosting platform at a moments notice. Because you'll need to eventually.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 09:47 PM
If you are hosting others on your server a client won't be happy if they are down for a day or more. More like the minute they go to show there friends that they are on-line....
You are better off becoming a reseller of a hosting company. Some give you a discount of their plans so you can sell at their rate but still make something. And they are on 24/7.
Once you start adding up the prices of static ips and your time, it's tough to compete with the big companies.
That's my two cents of why I decided to resell...
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