[UPHPU] Hosting My Own Web Server
gthornock at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 16 15:44:36 MST 2005
--- Benjamin Schmuhl <schmuhl at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking to host my own webserver from home. I am moving
> this weekend and hope to set up internet at the new house such
> that I can have a static IP upon which to host a couple of
> virtual hosts. Does anyone have any suggestions for ISPs or
> cable vs DSL? Thanks in advance.
Part of the answer will depend on where you're moving, since
there doesn't seem to be any service that's available in all
locations. With that said, though:
- If you're in Provo, iProvo is a better option than either cable
or DSL. Neither of the two available ISPs is spectacular, but
either one is acceptable.
- If you're in an area where Utopia is available, XMission on
Utopia is definitely the way to go -- much the same as iProvo,
except you do get a stellar ISP.
- If you can't get Utopia or iProvo, but you can get DSL, then
either XMission or CSolutions on DSL is a good choice. Your
upload speeds over DSL will be terrible in comparison to what
you'd get on Utopia or iProvo, though.
- Comcast's cable internet service is similar to DSL in that you
get terrible upload speeds. You also can't get a static IP
address, although their dynamic addresses don't change very
often, and you can easily enough set up a DNS name at some
service like dyndns.org and keep it synchronized with your IP.
Comcast's terms of service aren't particularly server-friendly,
either. The download speed isn't half bad, though.
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