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Date:      Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:58:54 -0800
From:      Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org>
To:        Chris Stankevitz <chrisstankevitz@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Running FreeBSD for my personal website: collocation, cloud, etc.
Message-ID:  <4BA0684A-1714-43AF-A319-D60B8D1E7013@lafn.org>
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On 27 December 2013, at 18:22, Chris Stankevitz =
<chrisstankevitz@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
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> I've used linux for years but the BSD Now podcast has me fired up
> about BSD.  I'm thinking of resurrecting my domain name web and mail
> servers with FreeBSD.
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> Can you recommend a place/procedure by which I can easily (and
> cheaply) get up and running with a "publicly accessible" FreeBSD
> machine connected to the internet on which I can run a web and mail
> server?  Maybe I'll hookup a VPN for use when I am on a public
> connection (e.g. starbucks).
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> The server will be under essentially no load.
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> The way I see it I have these options:
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> 1. Buy and run machines from home and figure out a scheme to deal with
> my dynamic ip address
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> 2. Co-location (which I've never done but I think I understand the =
concept)
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> 3. Cloud (which I don't understand)

You didn't identify your location or current ISP, but you might want to =
investigate obtaining a static IP from them.  Some providers have a very =
reasonable cost for one static IP.





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