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    Can you host yourself?

    I was just wondering, can you host yourself if you buy a server. I know that bandwidth costs money, but how do you go about getting it?

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    That's what I do. I rent an empty rack in a hosting company.

    Inside the rack, I put:
    • Two HP DL380 G5 servers
    • Two HP DL380 G3 servers
    • Two HP 48-port switches
    • Two Cisco CSS load balancers
    • One NetApp S500 NAS

    It's a huge hassle to deal with all this "stuff" and the rack, power, and bandwidth cost me $1,710/mo.

    Shared hosting, virtual private servers, and managed dedicated servers are so much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    That's what I do. I rent an empty rack in a hosting company.

    Inside the rack, I put:
    • Two HP DL380 G5 servers
    • Two HP DL380 G3 servers
    • Two HP 48-port switches
    • Two Cisco CSS load balancers
    • One NetApp S500 NAS

    It's a huge hassle to deal with all this "stuff" and the rack, power, and bandwidth cost me $1,710/mo.

    Shared hosting, virtual private servers, and managed dedicated servers are so much easier.
    You must be having over 100 websites correct? I have 20 and I have a big reseller plan.

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    I think, considering all the hassles and cost associated with your own server, it's better to go with a dedicated hosting plan...

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    It's much easier to get your own hosting with a hosting provider.

    You will not get the same performance / uptime / reliability / pricing through your own computer hosting compared to a proper provider.

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    It's like you owning a supermarket so that only you can purchase

    Somethings are not feasible
    Indian & International webmasters are welcome !!!

    http://NpXp.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by menj View Post
    Unless if you are planning to sell web hosting, I really don't see why you should set up your own dedicated server.
    Websites as big as NB needs a dedicated server! At least a VPS Shared hosting won't be able to hold 500 visitors online every 5 mins.

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    I didn't really mean from my own personal laptop. The connection would be horrible, haha. I was thinking more along the lines of setting up a server, and how to do that?

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