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RE: [TCLUG:4287] Web hosting for the common man
> What does everyone else do? Can I do it on my home system? Is
> that possible with a cable modem? (After a brief inquiry to
> MediaOne, I'm thinking it's not.) Is ISDN my only hope here?
> Any other ideas? Or do ya just have to be lucky enough to know
> someone with a T1 to hang your domain servers on?
ADSL, if it's available in your area, is your best bet for home servers
(short of a T1). My housemates & I share a domain on a single ADSL
connection -- about a half-dozen servers so far. Cable modems won't let you
use a fixed IP at present, so that's pretty much out. ISDN will work, but
it's usually pricier and less reliable than ADSL.
Another solution that might interest you: gofast.net in St. Paul has a
roomful of server lockers -- you supply the PC, they lock it up in a little
cage and hook it into their T1 for you to manage remotely -- they'll also
help you out with domain hosting, etc. It's a decent compromise -- you own
& control the server, the cost is reasonable, they give you a set of keys
that will allow you to physically go hammer on the machine if necessary. I
think other places may offer similar services, but I've personally had great
luck with gofast, so I'm always eager to give 'em a plug.
CCCU -- UNIX Sysadmin
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