New Server Hardware Recommendations?

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Thu Feb 19 11:11:37 MST 2009

On Thu Feb 19 2009 10:52:06 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.  

You mean less control and more cost, right? Having the box physically present 
is going to be more control and less cost in the long run than a hosted 

> Plus it will have a faster and more reliable network connection than
> a server at home would.

Not if it's a *personal* server for his home lan... his local 100Mb/GigE is 
going to outperform anything crossing his DSL/cable connection hands down.

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