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Old 12-27-2000, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question Hosting with DSL

Today I should have what Pac Bell calls enhanced DSL which is really the regular speed/pipe but it provides me with 5 static IPs.

I'm planning on hosting some non mission critical hobby sites for friends. Any experiences and advice you have on this issue would be great?

Are you using Red Hat for a Web server or?

Iv'e even considered the Cobalt Qube 3. Has anyone ever used this appliance to host sites?

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Old 12-31-2000, 08:53 AM   #2
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Hiya Steve!

The problem with hosting on a DSL line is that DSL tends to "hiccup", in which the line is open, and nothing is happening. When that happens, whoever is trying to access your site will sit their twiddling their thumbs while they wait for it to get going. That is the biggest complaint...too many sites being accessed at once slows it up big time.

How many sites did you plan to host?

Colbat Qubes are fine, but it depends on what kind of stuff you want to offer. Coblat servers were just not made to do what Linux-based servers can. However, if you only need the basics, it's great.

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I had 768 Kbps down / 128 Kbps up DSL line at first, but when I started getting over 1k unique visitors per hour to my 5+ websites, I had to upgrade to 384 Kbps in both directions because it was choking at peak hours. Never had a problem ever since. I'm moving over 50 Gigs per month total.

I also started with P166 / 128 Mb generic Linux box, but had to upgrade to P2 350 / 256 Mb because one of my sites is very heavy on Perl scripts (one of the scripts is over 30k in size).

Now I'm slowly moving all my sites to Tera-Byte/4WebSpace dedicated server so I can play CounterStrike online again. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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