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Mr. Alex 03-15-2013 10:53 AM

Some ISPs cut off hosting from home
 
There's information some ISPs do that. Why?

acid_kewpie 03-15-2013 10:59 AM

because their terms and conditions often preclude it. It's entirely in their right. If you don't like it, go somewhere else, or get proper hosting.

dugan 03-15-2013 11:17 AM

And because their home plans aren't designed for the level of upload traffic that a home server would generate.

Mr. Alex 03-15-2013 01:36 PM

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because their terms and conditions often preclude it.
I understand that. The question is why do their terms and conditions preclude it?

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And because their home plans aren't designed for the level of upload traffic that a home server would generate.
Server upload traffic of a website is nothing compared to bittorrent. And bittorrent is not forbidden.

dugan 03-15-2013 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Alex (Post 4912448)
Server upload traffic of a website is nothing compared to bittorrent.

Oh come on. If that were the case, then no-one would ever use Bittorrent.

Mr. Alex 03-15-2013 02:00 PM

Then why is incoming traffic never a problem? I can download 30 GB of data in one day via bitorrent and ISP, apparently, wouldn't mind.

acid_kewpie 03-15-2013 02:11 PM

it's not, it's the stuff they pull from you, on your upstream.

ntubski 03-15-2013 02:19 PM

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And bittorrent is not forbidden.
Um, https://www.google.com/search?q=bittorrent+blocking+isp

onebuck 03-15-2013 02:28 PM

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Hi,
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Originally Posted by Mr. Alex (Post 4912468)
Then why is incoming traffic never a problem? I can download 30 GB of data in one day via bitorrent and ISP, apparently, wouldn't mind.

Your paying for the rate limits on uploads & downloads. Plus you are pacing your downloads from multiple seeds using torrent! You do know that the torrent pace can be controlled by setting up/down limits in the host or client.

Remember this will also depend on the ISP service media for cable, DSL or even fiber which will be cost controlled for your selected bandwidth.

Look at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTor..._sharing_files

Different network pace/loads than say 1000 hits to your web site at home at varied times. Thus your demands would be greater on the ISP for a uncontrolled/split download/upload. It would be cheaper to use a independent host service. No hassle!

dugan 03-15-2013 02:31 PM

While I haven't yet found a good link for this, I know for a fact that saturating your upload bandwidth often kills your download bandwidth. If you're on a cable connection, then your connection is shared by many people, so you'd be killing everyone else's download speed too.

John VV 03-15-2013 05:17 PM

basically they want to charge you for a "business" account
on your home office

also a "business" account will have better ?upload speed and bandwidth .

sundialsvcs 03-18-2013 11:06 AM

No, in my experience, many providers who serve "the last mile" don't really want servers in their last-mile at all. Your server is at the end of the line with only one way in or out, and a gigantic funnel of traffic might be bouncing through it.

It becomes in-effect a "denial of service" generator, even though you didn't intend for it to be and have no malicious or disruptive intentions.

If you want to host a server, rent one at a hosting center which is strategically positioned on the Internet backbone and designed specifically for this purpose.


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