New Server Hardware Recommendations?

Kimball Larsen kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Thu Feb 19 16:31:44 MST 2009


On Feb 19, 2009, at 10:52 AM, Andrew McNabb wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:30:27AM -0700, Kimball Larsen wrote:
>>
>> Control and cost.  First off, this is only a *personal* server - I  
>> don't
>> use it for any of my business stuff at all.  For < $400 I can put
>> together an adequate box that even has a few bells / whistles.  At  
>> $50 /
>> month, a hosted server will cost more than my dsl connection at  
>> home to
>> connect to the darn thing.
>
> If you want control and cost, go with Linode and Slicehost, like  
> Stuart
> recommended.  For $20 or so a month, you get your own virtual machine
> that you can modify to your heart's content.  Plus it will have a  
> faster
> and more reliable network connection than a server at home would.
>
> -- 
> Andrew McNabb
> http://www.mcnabbs.org/andrew/
> PGP Fingerprint: 8A17 B57C 6879 1863 DE55  8012 AB4D 6098 8826 6868

See, but some basic math tells me this:
Expected lifetime of server (based on lifetime of last 3 I've had at  
home) 4.5 years
Expected cost of new server $400
4.5 years * 12 months = 54 months
$400 / 54 months = $7.40 on average / month.

if ($7.40 < $20)
{
     buyHomeServer();
}
else
{
     useExternalSharedhost();
}




- Kimball
http://www.kimballlarsen.com




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