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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by cheifjunior, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. cheifjunior

    cheifjunior Thread Starter

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    Hi there

    In the near future I am thinking of having my own server.

    What is the best ISP for this kind of thing. Reason I ask is I have been advised to be careful when choosing the right ISP as most of them have policies against haveing web servers while being under a contract with them..

    I was hopiing someone here is/or has in the past had a server, if so what ISP provider did or are you using?? I have a BT line. So thats a start.

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. ferrija1

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    What's the server going to be used for? A home server? A web server?

    If it's a home server, I don't think there are any special policies and you probably want to get a pretty fast connection (10MB/second).
    If it's a web server, you're definitely going to want to put it at a data center/colo where they will have fire suppression, air conditioning, a fast internet connection, and more.
     
  3. cheifjunior

    cheifjunior Thread Starter

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    Basically the purpose of the server is to host just a few personal wesbsites. Does that classify it as a home server or a web server?
     
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    That's a web server. You could probably get away with having it at home if the sites are small and don't take much bandwidth and also if the server is small, but you would be better off having it at a data center/colo.
     
  5. cheifjunior

    cheifjunior Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much for the prompt reply.

    I would finally appreciate If you can

    Direct me to a reliable ISP who will be suitable for providin a good and stable internet connection.

    Thanks in advance
     
  6. ferrija1

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    It depends where you live. Verizon FiOS fiber-optics has Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps for $50/month.
     
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