Database question (OT)

bl1ng.bl1ng at gmx.net bl1ng.bl1ng at gmx.net
Mon Sep 2 11:33:02 EDT 2002


Okay, so colo is a more cost effective approach.

The main point I wanted to make -- only because it seems as if not 
everyone on the list understands this -- is that there are alternatives 
to third party _web hosting_ services.


Gary Rathbone wrote:
> One word - Cost ! Its far cheaper to colocate and share a 'fat' line, rather
> than rent your own...
> 
> "British Telecom's (BT) leased line prices are up to three times higher than
> they should be.. (snip)...For a 64Kbps capacity 5km circuit, the EC
> recommends a ceiling of 80 euros per month (excluding Vat). According to the
> EC's figures, in October BT's price for the same circuit was over 250 euros
> per month...(snip)...The EC's other price ceilings are 350 euros per month
> for a 2Mbps circuit (compared to BT's 600 euros) and 2600 euros for a 34Mbps
> circuit (compared to BT's 6000 euros)...(snip)."
> 
> The price of monthly 'decent' colocation service is less than the cost of a
> single static IP address (never mind the line !)
> 
> Regards
> 
> Gary Rathbone
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <bl1ng.bl1ng at gmx.net>
> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 3:59 PM
> Subject: Re: Database question
> 
> 
> 
>>I find these continued questions about third party web hosting services
>>baffling....
>>
>>All you need is an old PC, a copy of Linux, and a dedicated fast access
>>connection with a static IP address.
>>
>>Then you are in control.
>>
>>
>>Tim wrote:
>>
>>>Does anyone know of an ISP (web host) that would allow their customers
>>
> to
> 
>>>access their own MYSQL databases remotely? It seems many ISP's offer
>>
> MYSQL,
> 
>>>but only to be accessed locally, usually for PHP stuff. So using Rev to
>>>access your own remote MYSQL db would not be possible with these ISP's.
>>
>>
>>




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