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Hosting stuff on ADSL [Was: [SLUG] Should I host my own domain?]
- To: david <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Hosting stuff on ADSL [Was: [SLUG] Should I host my own domain?]
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 18:56:26 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)
> On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 11:57 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > That said, hosting stuff on ADSL is *insane*. Get a Linode <www.linode.com>.
> OK... I'll bite...
> WHY is hosting domestic stuff on ADSL insane?
1) Unreliable. Yes, everyone has amazing stories about how their ADSL2+ was
up for four years (!) until their cat peed on the router and caused a black
out in the whole neighbourhood for twelve hours, but I'd rather trust a box
in a reasonable DC. Hard to trip over your own cables in the USA. ;-)
2) Traffic. Why pay for traffic? Particularly at ADSL rates? Yowch.
3) Bandwidth. I have ~2mbit upstream with ADSL2+ and Annex M, and I wouldn't
host anything approaching 'real' on that. Most people have 128-512kbit. At
some point, you're going to want to peg your bandwidth, or a web client is
going to (Google spider! download video!) and one or both of you will not be
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