[olug-colo] Security services
adam at doubleprime.net
Sat Jun 6 01:54:16 EDT 2009
What exactly would constitute an abuse of WebDAV?
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 8:48 PM, Aric Aasgaard <aric at omahax.com> wrote:
> I am not a paranoid security geek but I've used hostgator.com for several
> years and love it.
> I have about 20 sites hosted on one shared account.
> It's $12.95 a month for unlimited everything.
> They offer a selection of 3 different webmail clients one of which is
> They have:
> Private SSL
> Dedicated static IP
> Anonymous FTP
> They say they don't offer WebDAV because people abuse it; However, I have
> it. It might not have all the geeky features possible. They call it
> "webfolders" in the cpanel.
> I am using "webfolders" for publishing/sharing icalendars from sunbird and
> outlook 2007.
> They offer ruby on rails and python(no zope)
> You can customize your php.ini
> You can install pear modules.
> I have cURL scraping cron jobs.
> I even used a perl cgi script that lets me broadcast live TV/Radio
> It works well but they have been good to me and I don't want to be "that
> They have excellent support staff. Last time I called them was over a year
> ago to ask if I could get them to give me the ability to use cURL from a
> bash shell. He said "Yes, hold on" I heard some fast pattering on a
> keyboard and he said "done, is there anything else I can help you with?"
> If you need more than that I would rent a dedicated server from
> If you talk to a rep you can get a better deal than what is listed. They
> doubled my ram and upped my monthly bandwidth to 5TB for free. You can get
> a quad core Xeon for under $200 a month.
> My thought are that if you are hosting more than hostgator can handle you
> should be charging your clients enough to justify a dedicated box at
> theplanet. My hostgator account's server is in theplanet's datacenter.
> If you want windows hosting I would recommend powerdnn.com. I was at
> offices today and they seem to have a top notch operation.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: olug-colo-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-colo-bounces at olug.org] On
> Behalf Of Luke-Jr
> Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 3:43 PM
> To: Olug Community colo project
> Subject: Re: [olug-colo] Security services
> He described what I can only summarise as "Webhosting++":
> [13:50:56] <alexpgates> Can anyone recommend an alternative to Dreamhost
> design firm in Omaha? A local hosting company would be ideal... but we are
> open to anything. We aren't unix admins... we just need something reliable
> that allows us to do simple things like ssh, run soem cron jobs, etc....
> something that will grow as we grow. Any suggestions?
> [13:53:50] <luke-jr> alexpgates: sounds like you want a managed VPS
> [13:53:53] <luke-jr> which isn't cheap
> [13:54:34] <alexpgates> a managed VPS sounds great.... define "isn't cheap"
> [13:56:40] <alexpgates> we just switched to a dreamhost vps - terrible
> [13:57:05] <TC-jmhobbs> I know that aplus has a managed VPS type thing,
> attest to it though.
> [13:57:28] <luke-jr> alexpgates: a managed VPS including Apache management
> from me is $61/mo at the cheapest
> [13:58:00] <luke-jr> http://lightfoot.dashjr.org/?page=vps
> [14:01:48] <luke-jr> alexpgates: might want to just wait for the OLUG
> datacenter to start
> [14:02:14] <luke-jr> we can probably get OLUG guys a better deal that way
> [14:03:10] <alexpgates> luke-jr: your prices are very reasonable.... when
> the datacenter going to be available?
> [14:03:30] <luke-jr> a few of the guys checked out a location on M St the
> other day, not sure what the results are
> [14:04:47] <alexpgates> we don't mind paying more... because we aren't
> equipped for "Software upgrades, security, and similar proactive services"
> being our responsibility.
> On Friday 05 June 2009 02:12:19 pm Curtis LaMasters wrote:
> > What security does he need (IDS, IPS, IPTables, etc?). I could
> > probably accommodate.
> > Curtis LaMasters
> > http://www.curtis-lamasters.com
> > http://www.builtnetworks.com
> > On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 2:10 PM, Luke-Jr<luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
> > > A guy in #OmahaLUG is looking for managed VPS hosting, but he needs
> > > proper server security to be included in the management. That's really
> > > not my area; is anyone here a security expert and willing to sell
> > > for a VPS? Depending on how far off we are from the actual colo (how
> > > the tour go?), I can get him setup on one of my remote VPS hosts and
> > > migrate when we open.
> > >
> > > Luke
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