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Date:      Sun, 23 Jul 2000 12:53:08 -0500
From:      "Josh Paetzel" <jpaetzel@hutchtel.net>
To:        "Dan O'Connor" <dan@mostgraveconcern.com>, "David Banning" <David@www3.pacific-pages.com>, <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: What kind of ISP/connection am I looking for?
Message-ID:  <000001bff4e5$1d491480$537009ce@hacker>
References:  <00bc01bff465$33976fa0$0200000a@danco>

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan O'Connor" <dan@mostgraveconcern.com>
To: "David Banning" <David@www3.pacific-pages.com>; <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 12:16 AM
Subject: Re: What kind of ISP/connection am I looking for?


> >For a small 7 person company,
> >I want to install a php-mysql system for taking orders, keeping
> >track of sales, etc.
> >Onsite speed would have to be fast, but when connected though the
> >web - slow is fine.
> >
> >We don't want to spend alot of money on the ISP.  I see companies
> >advertising $400 - $1500 per month for a fast connection.
> >
> >I'm wondering;
> >
> >Is there a low-cost way to have the server on-site but still be able to
> >access from the web?
>
> Our 7 user LAN at work is sharing a 384/128 ADSL connection for $50/mo.
> We're about 5000 feet from our TelCo's CO, so we get a download speed
close
> to 1500kbps. I don't have a web server running there, but I do on my home
> DSL (http://www.mostgraveconcern.com) with an average upload speed of
> 108kbps. If you try moving around my site, you'll get an idea whether or
not
> this would be fast enough for your server.
>
> If you need something faster, you could look into a 1500/384 ADSL
connection
> (about $155/mo here) or an SDSL line. Both would be significantly cheaper
> than a T1 line.
>
> Setting up a web server on your own FreeBSD box is a piece of cake, simply
> install Apache with the modules of your choice. You'll want to register
your
> domain name and get a static IP address from your ISP. If you go with a
> decent ISP, they will even host your DNS entries so that you won't have to
> mess with setting up a DNS server.
>
> --Dan
>
> --
> Dan O'Connor
> On Matters of Most Grave Concern
>     http://www.mostgraveconcern.com
> FreeBSD Cheat Sheets
>     http://www.mostgraveconcern.com/freebsd/
>
>

I agree with Dan, DSL would probably fit your needs for starters...if you
grow to be super-busy you will probably need to fork out the cash for a T1,
though.

Josh


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