Low-cost dedicated FreeBSD server or non-jail VPS?
chandler.lists at chapman.edu
Fri Feb 9 17:57:30 UTC 2007
Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> ----- 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.
>>> 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?
Maybe that's an option for you, but I'm looking at spending a minimum of
another $60 every month to my ISP if I want those services. I haven't
been sufficiently impressed to feel that they warrant that extra fee.
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