Low-cost dedicated FreeBSD server or non-jail VPS?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Fri Feb 9 06:46:55 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry McAllister" <jerrymc at msu.edu>
To: "Jay Chandler" <chandler.lists at chapman.edu>
Cc: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 5:28 AM
Subject: Re: Low-cost dedicated FreeBSD server or non-jail VPS?

> On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 05:34:47PM -0800, Jay Chandler wrote:
> > Derek Ragona wrote:
> > >FreeBSD runs on most i386 based hardware as long as you have 64 MB ram
> > >or more.  So you can recycle an old desktop PC to run FreeBSD and then
> > >have at it.  Or buy a cheap new desktop or refurbished.
> > >
> > >        -Derek
> > >
> >
> > The problem with this approach is that it doesn't get you a static IP
> > with proper rDNS and a host of other things...
> It does if you buy an ISP account that includes a static IP and
> does DNS for you or you set up your own DNS and register the server.

But that might actually cost a whole extra $6 a month and isn't it
preferable to
spend $100 a month at some colo house?


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