[Novalug] Looking into server hosting for the first time
andyt at afua.net
Sun Oct 31 11:43:37 EDT 2010
Do you care what the operating system is? Do you need root access on the
box? A lot of hosting companies don't give root access with any type of
shared hosting. It sounds like you want colocation or a dedicated server.
On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) <shadowhunter at gmail.com
> Probably a VPS would work for your purposes (virtual private server),
> one step down from a full managed server.
> My best experiences are with Rackspace and Joyent.
> BTW I'm not connected to either of these companies, however I am
> interviewing with Rackspace for a position there.
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 10:10, Gopher <gopher at 3wa.org> wrote:
> > Currently I have a DSL line (1.5Mbps up/down) and 4 static IPs in my
> > basement connected to two physical servers (both 10yr old hardware)
> > running way out of date Ubuntu (6.06, if you must ask). I'm paying a
> > lot for this on a monthly basis and I've decided it's time to cut my
> > losses and look for better solutions.
> > I have a lot of custom code on these things and have done a lot of
> > mucking with the OS, the start up scripts, webservers, databases, etc.
> > So simply ditching it all and moving the websites some 'web hosting'
> > facility isn't an option. I need a solution where I can own the OS and
> > the software. beyond that I don't care.
> > I think I need some type of 'server hosting' solution where they supply
> > the host (physical, virtual, either works), the bandwidth and the static
> > IPs. So far my rough estimates of such services come in much cheaper per
> > month than my current setup. Hell, I figure by going this route, it
> > will save me a ton of money from even having to upgrade all my hardware
> > (which is way over due for such an overhaul).
> > Having never looked into such an arena before, I have no idea where to
> > start. Can anybody supply any information on what I should be looking
> > for, trying to avoid, good/bad companies? Am I even on the right track?
> " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech
> censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied,
> chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron
> Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is
> trodden on we’re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron
> Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead"
> - Alex Smith (K4RNT)
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