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Old 01-02-2001, 10:11 PM   #1
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Anyone has your own server at home?

How can it be done?

What is the price compare to renting a server from those hosting compnay?
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Old 01-02-2001, 10:22 PM   #2
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To run a server form your house for a semi-serious site you will need to invest a good deal of money. First off, you will need to purchase a server, install & configure linux, get all your server damons up and secured.

Then you will need an itnernet connection (high speed dsl for around $130; cable @ work price varries on speed; t1 or such). You will also want some sort of power surge control, possibly a cooling system.

The cost can really range from a few hundred a month for dsl bandwidth to thousands for a full t3 or cable. The more critcal your server, the more costly the server.

Renting a system will cost you less but of course you wont own the equipment or have as much control....

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Old 01-14-2001, 08:38 AM   #3
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I actually have a server at home running on a cable modem. This machine is definatly not mission critical information, and there is no name resolved to it, just an ip. The only use is for customers of mine to see their website in progress of being built. In this case, the bandwidth I use from my ISP is minimal, so they don't get upset at me. I am using Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 to run the box, and there is a battery backup on the machine that will keep it running for about 30 minutes without power(I only keep the monitor on when actually using the machine). My opinion, if it is just a personal site with not much traffic, and you are not too worried about the site not always being available, go for it. It's a great learning experience if nothing else. If you have an online store, or something that absolutely, positively has to be there 24/7, host with a well know reputable company. You will be glad you did when it comes to downtime. I have been very lucky though, my in home Linux machine has had 100% uptime for the last two months!
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Old 01-15-2001, 05:26 AM   #4
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Thank you for your experience.

I am still learning Linux and I have it installed in my notebook which only has a dial-up modem. I guess it is not possible for me to setup a server.

Why does high speed dsl cost so much but cable is much cheaper?

Is it because high speed dsl is very reliable ?

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