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    Lightbulb Anyone build own web servers at home? or rent servers at datacenter, better?

    Have anyone build own clusters of web servers+database servers (with load balancing) at home, through, for example, SOHO 1MB streamyx account?

    What kind of the network/hardware components/spare parts/storage are required/available in M'sia?

    requires to build additionally DNS server? email server?

    Is it possible to have very high monthly transfer bandwitdh?
    For example, 5000GB bandwitdh or higher, like 'eat all you can' concept in buffet.

    Experience sharing/network expertise/comments are welcomed.

    References:
    DIYwebserver - build and run your own webserver from home dsl broadband connection using windows, apache, IIS, FTP, email server and more
    Smart Computing Article - Serving Up The Web
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    I hv no xperience in server clusterin however I develop web services on standalone servers..

    I think I wil not recommend commercial applications to host on a home base server, its just too unstable & bandwidth limitation, y not just place a server in datacenter?

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    for Hardware spect, it need a good quality machine, due to the server are open 24/7/365 so, hardware must be very stable. approximate 10K a unit of server

    Other then this cooling system also must be enough, normally this kind of server will be putting in air cond room.

    Other then above issue need to consider, another is the backup system. if we host it in our home, power and internet source is the main issue...

    in the data center, power and internet sources are not an issue, they have extra power generator and also extra internet source.

    i also think to host own server at my home, but power and internet sources are the main issue.

    There are worth to host at data center, if not mistaken, we have a member here also own a server at datacenter, it cost him around RM250 to rm300 a month for renting the data center
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    I think it is not a good idea to run a web server from our home based on our tmnet and tnb performance.
    co-locate your own server in a datacenter would be ideally good

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    actually not really need an expensive server, i got a sms application runnin on a 6k custom built server only, stil perform well until I upgrade to SQL 2005, 1u co locate @ 400rm mthly

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    btw, do the data center bother about the software used in your server. I mean if you were using unlicence / pirated software on the server and co-locate it.
    anyone would crack down on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robot View Post
    btw, do the data center bother about the software used in your server. I mean if you were using unlicence / pirated software on the server and co-locate it.
    anyone would crack down on that?
    Manage co locate server in tm, ntt, jaring datacenter, wv pirated softwares & they nvr ask.. concern more on bandwidth usage by Ur server

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingwp View Post
    Manage co locate server in tm, ntt, jaring datacenter, wv pirated softwares & they nvr ask.. concern more on bandwidth usage by Ur server
    ya.. thats true... coz each meg of bandwidth cost some $$$.. that why not much of local hosting cpy are offering unlimited bandwidth hosting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingwp View Post
    Manage co locate server in tm, ntt, jaring datacenter, wv pirated softwares & they nvr ask.. concern more on bandwidth usage by Ur server
    I see. All the while I thought cannot use pirated software to co-locate a server.
    ya know, these software could sometimes cost more than the server itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamfreelancer View Post
    ya.. thats true... coz each meg of bandwidth cost some $$$.. that why not much of local hosting cpy are offering unlimited bandwidth hosting..
    its actually mins "unmetered" bandwidth.. cos they nvr limit how much U spend their bandwidth but they wil gv U warning if U abuse it such as torrenting on da server or allow video streamin..

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    Quote Originally Posted by robot View Post
    I see. All the while I thought cannot use pirated software to co-locate a server.
    ya know, these software could sometimes cost more than the server itself
    but U can choose2 install older version windows & softwares, its cheaper, i stil hv windows 2000 runnin.. & SQL 2000 too..

    other than tat just install open source & cost U zero but I used to develop on windows environment aiai..

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    nice talk, wingwp have a good experience to share here...

    Do they limit the size of the server? other then this, any rules and regulation on the server spect? do they inspect ur server part and setting? Cos some people will over clock their CPU..
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    ehe.. overclock is unstable Im sure U dunwan tis happen.. btw da server specs r usually high

    last time NTT dc got monitorin Ur server mayb bandwidth & status, so tat they can inform U if any low perform or warning, now dono cos I seldom goto dc anyway got more technical guy support tis for me, usually da server wont simply shut down frequently..

    my client hv another server in , network down once for several hour, now it had not restart or shut down for more than 3 mths d.. which is consider good.. a Xeon processor but forgotten how much ram installed, custom built, but I like da DELL server very cool

    I stil think tat co locate is better even though if U buy original softwares, rent a rack in dc then U can bring Ur server to another dc or home later time.. but if U rent it such as dedicated server usually cost U more on monthly fees & it just renting only

    Quote Originally Posted by calvynlee View Post
    nice talk, wingwp have a good experience to share here...

    Do they limit the size of the server? other then this, any rules and regulation on the server spect? do they inspect ur server part and setting? Cos some people will over clock their CPU..

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    i have check out exabytes website, their offer on co-lo is RM399/month and the setup fees RM500...

    this does not include server right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvynlee View Post
    i have check out exabytes website, their offer on co-lo is RM399/month and the setup fees RM500...

    this does not include server right?
    if i not mistaken co-lo just offer the place and connection only and dedicated hosting inclusive of hardware and software.

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