[svlug] colocating a single box?
john at webmeta.com
Wed Aug 15 10:53:02 PDT 2001
I just went through this a few weeks ago with a 1U I picked up from VA's fire
The best I could find in the area was he.net for about $200/mo, but even still
it's a 12 month contract and you are "expected" to fulfill it. You will owe at
least half of the remaining period if you cancel early; that's what I gleaned from
the sales guy.
If you don't own the machine already, something like rackspace.com or
servers.yahoo.com might be a cheaper alternative... although I'm sure plenty of
people have their horror stories from these types of situations.
My recommendation would be to prepare to look outside of the valley if you want
On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Greg Herlein wrote:
> I'm looking for a cost-effective way to colocate a single linux
> box on the net, ideally in a hosting facility. All I need is a
> single machine - not even a lot of traffic (say 128kbps max) but
> I want to control the box. This is for a few web sites and few
> mailing lists - most of which is either public service or open
> source project related (other than my company's web site). I've
> been using my DSL service to do this, but with FirstWorld kicking
> it and converting me to straight Covad and the craziness in the
> DSL market, I want to explore the cost of some other options.
> Does anyone know of a linux friendly situation where I could pay
> some reasonable amount of cash and host a box? The commercial
> options ($200-$300 per month) are overkill for me - this is not
> ecommerce, it's just simple content and email lists.
> I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to do something like
> this. Maybe a sharing deal with someone/some other small
> Comments and info welcome.
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