[UPHPU] Hosting My Own Web Server
sllug at supergper.com
Fri Dec 16 20:46:40 MST 2005
have you checked cable upload speeds lately? Standard is now 384 and
you can get up to 768 for $10 more, I have heard rumors of them
upping the standard to 1meg soon (this is all on Comcast). My sites
have always been faster (cable) than my brother's (he's on DSL with
Speakeasy). There's ups and downs to cable though. According to the
TOS you aren't supposed to have a web server. You also don't get a
static IP but with a simple script you would never know I had a
dynamic IP, its updated every 5 minutes and I'd use www.zoneedit.com
over Dyndns.org anyday.
On Dec 16, 2005, at 4:33 PM, Mac Newbold wrote:
> Today at 2:44pm, Gary Thornock said:
>>> 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.
> Totally correct on both counts.
>> - 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.
> XMission is great. DSL upload speeds are only terrible in
> comparison with fiber or ethernet to the home. You'll get almost
> 1Mbps uploads most places with DSL. I'd recommend "Deluxe" (1.5mbps
> down) or "Premium" DSL (3-7Mbps down). XMission will give you a
> static IP, some others don't.
>> - 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.
> Cable upload speeds are where you're really going to be depressed.
> Last I heard they topped out at either 128Kbps or 256Kbps, about
> 1/4 to 1/8 of DSL upload speeds.
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