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Topic # 189388 27-Dec-2015 18:58
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I want to host my Website at Home. With a Dotcom URL.

I also want to have a torrent server running. The files will be 100% my creation so there are no copright issues.

What is the best provider for me.

I want a permanent IP address and no data shaping.

Thank you..

P.S. The reason I want to do this is purely educational

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  Reply # 1457864 27-Dec-2015 19:34
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Why not get a VPS? Allowing inbound connections from the interwebs is a tenuous thing. Easier, cheaper and often faster to serve it up overseas.

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  Reply # 1457865 27-Dec-2015 19:35
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You're probably best to get a cheap vps from somewhere and use that rather than a home broadband line.

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  Reply # 1457868 27-Dec-2015 19:45
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If you wanna run it at home than go with someone that provides IPV6 and a static IPV4 (2D/Orcon/Voyager?). Running a dual stack webserver is certainly a fun exercise. 2D have a great network as does Voyager and both offer static IPV4's. If you wanna go the VPs route than I recommend ZappieHost. You can usually pick up one of their Auckland based VPS's for 50% off recurring if you keep an eye on their twitter or LET/LEB. There plans are probably the cheapest you will find in NZ. Their VPS's are based in HD's data centre and feature IPV6 and for once a decent data allocation in NZ. I'm using one of the 1gb ones (at $3.50 USD a month) for Email/NS/Playing around and have had no downtime since I signed up 4-5 months ago.

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  Reply # 1457870 27-Dec-2015 19:49
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For the torrents rent a seedbox and run them on that.  Standard hosts tend to have issues with torrents on the cheap shared servers.


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  Reply # 1457871 27-Dec-2015 19:49
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Perfectly do-able but as others have mentioned it may not be desirable.

You'll want a good router and firewall and ideally isolate the webserver from your internal lan.

I don't think you'll have any issues with whatever provider you choose but just be aware that some will not offer a static ip on a domestic connection - snap aka 2 degrees are good but there are pleanty of other ISPs who offer what you're after.

You may want to check the t&c as some may not officially allow a torrent server but they likely won't block you from running it either.

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  Reply # 1457890 27-Dec-2015 21:02
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I would say EC2 is the best place to play with servers. Massive amount of pre-built images as well as the 'normal' distros like Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS.

For just mucking around you will hardly go close to the free teir. But you can also set a billing alert to let you know if you go over the free tier. Even if you do go over the bill will be so so tiny it isn't worth worrying about.

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  Reply # 1458595 29-Dec-2015 16:54
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Thx everyone.. You've been a great help..

Ive got two linux boxes so I will access one to the other with putty and get transmission running. When I know what I am doing I will go for a VPN service.

Still my long term goal is a home server. But I will have to a get the right service provider..

Its all a giant learning curb. That where you guys are so helpful...


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