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Old 12-02-2004, 10:56 AM   #1
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What are the network requirements for a professional webspace hoster?


Hey guys,

I am planning to run some servers. Probably webservers or game server. I believe u have seen good web hosting companies like www.1and1.com. I
haven't use their packages. I live in UK. Do u know wat are the network requirements to run a webhosting company like that. Not that big. One server webspace hosting company which have their service quality. I hope some of u are working in some hosting companies. I wanna know wat kind of internet do i need and all those stuffs. Thanks for ur help.

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Old 12-02-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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If your serious about starting a hosting company, I'd say at the least your going to want a T1 type connection to start off with.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 11:50 AM   #3
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Now i have cable modem internet with download speed 750kbps and upload speed 128kbps. But fastest internet package available from my isp is 3mbps (down) and 256kbps(ip). And i dont know any T1 connection providers in UK. Particularly in london. Does anyone know any T1 connection provider.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 12:05 PM   #4
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Try Bulldog Communications of you live in London. I don't know about T1 lines, but I believe they should offer something equivalent.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 12:36 PM   #5
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You'll also want static IP's most likely as well...

I have no doubt that a cable modem can host websites, I do it myself for my own sites and some family but a cable connection in no way compares to the support and stability that a T1 line or better will offer.

The download speed is usually great with cable connections but in serving websites, the key to me is having great upload speeds, that's what is being returned to the people browsing those sites, etc.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 02:28 PM   #6
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Yea i know that i need greater upload speed. Do u know how much upload speed do i need to run a server(webserver). I live in london. Currently i have static ipaddress.(but it might change when u connect different with different hardware address). I dont have bt telephone. I have telewest telephone and broadband.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 11:14 AM   #7
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Does anyone know any T1 connection providers in London?(cheap)
 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:48 PM   #8
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check out www.webhostingtalk.com

Also call your local telco.. they can provide that information as you will most likely have to get one from them.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 11:17 PM   #9
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It all depends on how many sites you will be hosting and what kind of traffic they will have. I'll come right out and tell you that there is little chance that you will be able to make any kind of profit unless your hosting many small sites. A T-1 here in the states is around $500-$1000 per month so your going to have to be hosting LOTS of sites to be able to make up the cost. To be attractive your package is going to need to be REALLY cheap or offer lots of big ticket features (PHP, MySql, shell access, etc.) at a really cheap price. If you can make it work out it would be a great experence but I think the price is going to be an issue. BTW look for a wireless provider to give you the bandwidth you need, they are often many times cheaper then a standard T-1 (I'm currently using a wireless provider $250 per month for 1.5Mb/1.5Mb).
 
Old 12-07-2004, 04:42 AM   #10
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Are you sure that you have a static ip wih your BlueYonder broadband? I have three accounts with them (two of which are business packages) and all have dynamic ips. They don't change often -- I've had the same one at home for about 6 months --- but they do change. I also need a static ip on one of the business accounts but BlueYonder are unable to provide me with one. They say that they don't have any to give and that they don't provide them. I need a static ip for a mailserver - so I'll be moving one account from BY.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 10:50 AM   #11
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I dont know whether it is static or dynamic ip address, but i am sure that my ip address doesn't change. My router is always on. I m paying nearly 28 per month. I searched in internet for T1 connection providers. But couldn't find anything. And how much does a static ip address cost? Thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 01:44 PM   #12
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If you are in Europe you need to look for an E1. They use a different standard than the west. Which is good, an E1 boasts ~2 Mbits vs. ~1.5 on T1. For instance, this looks like E1, although it doesn't specifically say:

http://www.servercity.co.uk/leasedlines.shtml
 
Old 12-07-2004, 04:14 PM   #13
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WoW thats a shit load of money. But good tho. Is there any cheaper ones? (may be with less speed)
 
Old 12-07-2004, 05:11 PM   #14
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You can do fractional or burstable E1, but the savings are negligible.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 09:16 PM   #15
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Like I said it's going to be expensive look for a wireless business provider. Same level of serivce many times cheaper (at least here in the states)
 
  


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