Static IP (was Re: [TriLUG] Hopefully not so easy...)
lovelace at wayfarer.org
Fri May 3 11:19:07 EDT 2002
On Fri, 2002-05-03 at 11:05, Lisa C. Boyd wrote:
> <frustrated> I just went to their site and tried to find information about
> the different packages they offer. I had to register so I guess they'd
> rather have a salesman harass me than to give me the information I want on
> their site. </frustration>
I'll agree with you there. It's a pain to get information from them,
but once you do, they're fairly courteous about it. I certainly
didn't feel harassed about it.
> So - is there an additional charge for business class service (higher than
> the regular residence fee?) and the additional $50 for the static IP? I'm
> guessing that would be close to $100 a month? Or does the $50 include
> everything (te he he yeah, right!)? Mike - do you run this out of a house
> or an office? Do you think that makes a difference in their service?
I pay $99/month for my Business class service with a static IP.
I had previously been paything $60/month for residential service
(that was because I didn't have cable with them, but I hear
they've lowered their prices on that now).
> So I take it you are against the cable service?
> I've seen some web hosts offer co-location - you run the server totally but
> they house it and give you the connection. Any pros or cons to these two
> methods of running your own server? Are there other options?
I chose business cable over co-location because business cable was
actually cheaper for me (co-location costs + local internet access
versus business cable which includes both). In addition, I have
complete control over my servers, which I prefer. It seems to me
that cable is a lot simpler than DSL to setup and get working.
I tried to get DSL for 3 years before getting fed up and calling
the cable people. They had me hooked up within a week (it took
that long for them to come out and bury a line to my house, since,
because I have a new house, there wasn't one already) and I've
been very happy with it. DSL, however, is often much cheaper.
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