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Self Hosting?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Frost Byte, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Frost Byte

    Frost Byte Newbie

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    Hey guys, I started up a few auto blogs on my other computer. Debian LAMP. Obviously it's awesome having physical access to the server (I can even grab the harddrive, throw it into my BlacX) and resources (dual core, 2GB ram, 600GB hdd). It runs pretty well. I feel working is a lot more efficient/quicker when you have this kind of access. I don't have to worry about using over 2% CPU, lol, or being shut down because of a bad cron or something.

    I'm aware there's security risks involved, and I have to setup backups.

    What I'm wondering is if I have worry about my ISP. At the moment there's nothing illegal or adult, but I want to setup a cecash or rude site soon. Will I have a problem hosting adult material? Adult material isn't against any laws in Canada. Obviously warez can be. So no warez.

    I can upgrade ISP later, to say a 100mbps uplink, but not right now. Just a standard plan (25mbps/1mbps).

    What do you think? Anyone doing this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. fatboy

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    Depends on what uptime you need for your site - if you are making money out of it what happens if you have a power cut, what happens if some workman puts a spade through the fibre supplying your connection, what happens if your NIC dies, hard drive fails, motherboard goes up in smoke.......

    The easiest thing to do is get a VPS, I prefer to use Ubuntu for it, and then host away.

    Like I said, depends on how much you have in place for these problems.....
     
  3. Frost Byte

    Frost Byte Newbie

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    All valid points, and if I had $100/month to spend on decent hosting that doesn't cap out at 2% cpu, 512 ram, I would go that route.

    For now, I'm just wondering if I'll have any trouble with my ISP (Shaw).
     
  4. razohad

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    the thing is that you can find decent hosting for about 4$ a month and not worry about a thing.
     
  5. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    if its not a business class link you will get ur ass whooped by ur isp along the line, its cheap to get a dedi, just do it

    volumedrive.com - email sales@ and ask for a current pricelist
     
  6. appleman

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    Use free hosting and make a small amount of money...then upgrade the hosting..you can even get hosting for 99 cents to start with or something stupid...once you max out the bandwidth you should have enough money to update your hosting to something reliable

    if your talking about starting a porn site..how do you not have a few dollars for hosting?"
     
  7. Frost Byte

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    Thanks for the responses. I'm well aware of hosting solutions out there. I've been developing websites off and on for 10 years. I just restarted this week though, and using my own computer is a huge boost for a coder like me. I'll upgrade to dedicated when I can afford to keep it afloat (prob a couple weeks). Then I'll upgrade my uplink down the line (a year) and host both.
     
  8. trophaeum

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    seriously dont self host, ull regret it the first wave of ddos's you get, been there, done that lol datacenters are much better equipped to handle all the crap that will get thrown at a server
     
  9. jeeva

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    I hosting my web site here http://www.xnynz.com/ It provides hosting,domain name register, domain appraisal, online file folder, ssl certificate etc...
     
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    dlivehost is one of the best hoster for shared hosting.