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Old 01-22-2007, 01:31 AM   #1
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home hosting

Do you host your site from your home using your residential cable or dsl. If my ISP finds out that I'm running a business website from my home, will they cut me off, or will they just jack up my price?
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You can do this if you are on DSL by following steps on this site -

Dunno if your ISP will cut you off or not. Most probably not.
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Thanks. That looks good. I'll check it out.
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Check with your ISP if you want to know what is allowed and what not. If you don't want to wake them up, just read the policies and the contarct.
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

And definitely check your TOS, if you are not allowed to do this, your ISP may cease your service.
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teh thing to read is your isp's fair use policy and terms of sercvice,

eg my isp (tiscali) says in their fair use policy that if you use excessive bandwidth in peak hours that they will email you asking you to cut down and if you persist they will throttle your bandwith in paek hours so that you dont slow everyone elce down.

then again my ISP offers busness broadband at the same speed with a fixed IP and i belive a higher upload speed (though im not sure)

and nothing in teh terms of service prohibits using the conection for home busness purposes
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Most will cut you off depending on TOS. I worked for TimeWarner and they didn't care so much if you were just running a website but when those started running commericial sites to make money, they would cut them off if caught. Just a thought.. you're probably better off hosting elsewhere to get better benefits if your going to run a commercial business with a website.
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Some ISPs care and some don't.

The ones that do not care usually cap your outgoing bandwidth.

On the service I am on, they don't seem to care and have a rarely enforced cap. But the uplink speed is not good enough for anything serious.


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