[olug] Help w/ my server

Sam Flint harmonicnm7h at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 23:43:34 UTC 2012

i kinda sorta already have the server, and spent somewhere around $700
on it, so i'm already invested in it and might get a linode for
something later on, but not now


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Christopher Cashell
<topher-olug at zyp.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Sam Flint <harmonicnm7h at gmail.com> wrote:
>> so would you say getting business internet would be the best?
> Based on my own personal experience, I would get a Virtual Private
> Server (VPS) from Linode.com[*] (or other provider).
> I had a "business" cable modem connection (with CenturyLink, back when
> they were Qwest (and back when they were US West)).  I ran that way
> for around 10 years.  For the most part, it worked well.  No major
> complaints, although I did just remember that they cap the upload a
> lot lower on business connections (to prevent abuse).  At one point it
> was 128Kb/sec, although I think they upped it a little bit
> (256Kb/sec?).  You'd have to talk to them to confirm whether they
> still cap the upload, and at what rate.
> Back in around 2008, I read a glowing review for Linode, and decided
> to play around with it a little bit.  I figured that for $20/month
> with no contract, it was worth taking a look at.  After about a month,
> I started migrating services from my home server to the Linode VPS,  A
> few weeks later, I switched my business cable modem over to a standard
> setup (saving me $20/month in cable modem costs).
> After 4 years now, I have no intention of switching back.  The
> Internet connectivity from my VPS is significantly better than you'll
> get with a Cable modem, and the reliability has been excellent.  You
> also get the advantage of data center reliability, and UPS power.
>> Sam
> [*]  I'm a huge fan of Linode, as is probably obvious.  I researched
> the alternatives before I went with them, and didn't find anyone who
> seemed better.  Since I setup with them, my experiences with Linode
> have only cemented them in my mind as the right choice.  In the time
> I've been with them, they've increased the RAM and disk space
> allocated to my VM multiple times, and the price has never gone up.
> They were one of the first to support IPv6, and still have better IPv6
> support than nearly all of their competitors.  Good DNS support
> (primary or secondary service, no charge) for managing your own domain
> names, too.  It really feels like a company run by geeks and engineers
> for other geeks and engineers.
> --
> Christopher
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Sam Flint

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