New Server Hardware Recommendations?
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
>> 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
> 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
> and more reliable network connection than a server at home would.
> Andrew McNabb
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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)
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