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Topic # 18483 12-Jan-2008 00:18
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Hi there guys,

I am looking to get a connection to the APE from my house as I will soon be hosting a few websites etc. These are all for national use so speed inside NZ is possible.

I live in the suburb of Kohimarama and I am wondering what it would take to get a 100mb link to the APE.

Will I need to lease a line from telecom? Or can I wifi from skytower? (would have to move server gear into my mates place... I can't see the sktower damnit)

All help appreciated!

Cheers
Chris

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  Reply # 104326 12-Jan-2008 01:01
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I think you will find that it would be significantly cheaper to take up a housing deal with a major ISP. This is what most folk do.

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  Reply # 104345 12-Jan-2008 09:38
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Hmm, If I can get good enough speeds to/from I will do that... Its just not as much fun ;)

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  Reply # 104346 12-Jan-2008 09:46
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I agree with cyril7.

If you are really eager to get those types of speeds I would look at Telecoms CID type connections (call 126 to get a quote), or Vector fiber. Both should come in a choice of speeds and both are probably going cost more than renting+colocating in a NZ datacentre.




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  Reply # 104350 12-Jan-2008 10:42
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You could get a dedicated server hosted by someone there is ace-host.net which I use, Its a really good company.

I think with the hosting of Dedicated servers you have an ip, which you can use to remote desktop or something along those lines, to access it as though it is a complete computer ( dont know this but im assumeing)




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  Reply # 104360 12-Jan-2008 11:55
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I would much rather prefer co-location as it is much more flexible for what I want to do (virtualisation etc)

AND a whole lot more fun ;)

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  Reply # 104525 13-Jan-2008 15:57
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chrisjunkie: I would much rather prefer co-location as it is much more flexible for what I want to do (virtualisation etc)

AND a whole lot more fun ;)


Here Here Mate! Co-location and/or own housing is the way to go if you are in it for the fun of it. Would have to third cyril7 though, does your house have a redundent power system with UPS or controlled climate? Heck even a redundent interenet connection is a must. At least if you co-located close by and could get 24/7 card access (or similar) you could play anytime you liked :P I'm lazy, I rent dedicated :D Have fun!



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  Reply # 105039 15-Jan-2008 19:31
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HEHEHE yes well I will co-locate and when I get rich and famous, I will have my own datacenter! :P

BTW, does anyone know of a good co-locator in the eastern-suburbs area or Auckland City that has cheap rates and an unlimited national cap?

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  Reply # 105045 15-Jan-2008 19:56
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Ai yi yi. I sure hope you're not thinking of charging people to host thier websites on a "server" which lives in your living room (or other distinctly non-data-center similar abode).  There's more to being a DC than just a place to plonk machinery.  What about security, fire protection, power generation, 24x7 support, system redundancy, replacement parts supply etc.

Just get yourself a reseller account from a reputable host in the states, or if you really do want to run your own server, lease one in a reputable data center in the states, nobody will notice the extra latency in reality, and pleny of DCs on the west coast through to LA or even Arizona which have pings around 150ms which is perfectly adequate even for interactive terminal sessions.




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