Free hosting for all classiccmp sites
scaron at umich.edu
Wed Jan 14 14:27:11 CST 2015
On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 3:30 PM, Jay West <jwest at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Sean wrote....
> I have Comcast business grade cable Internet to my home and I'm already
> hosting my own personal site and sites for a few other folks; no data caps;
> plenty of static IPs; not terribly slow; everything's protected with a
> Liebert double-conversion UPS... not totally a commercial datacenter in
> terms of available bandwidth or backup power capacity but nevertheless my
> uptimes are decent.
> I have said many times in the past, but as new list members pop on they
> are probably not aware of this.
> I host the classiccmp server (which is not just the classiccmp mailing
> list, but a growing truckload of user websites that are classiccmp related)
> gratis. I do not host it on a "Comcast business grade cable internet"
> connection (there's a contradiction in terms in and of itself...)
> This is not something I "run out of my home". One of the companies that I
> own is a hosting provider. We have a rather large-ish datacenter and I have
> dedicated a set of resources to classiccmp.
> Our bandwidth is many orders of magnitude greater than a "home or business
> connection". Not to mention, it's managed bandwidth with load balanced
> connections to multiple carriers. Our infrastructure is all xenserver
> based, so spinning up new VM's is a mouseclick. We have quite a few SAN's
> so storage is not a problem at all. Full HVAC monitoring & control, power
> backups (oh, and we have two separate powerstations from Ameren UE ON
> SITE). This infrastructure is professionally managed by my company 24x7.
> Long story short... it's not a "home" connection.
> More to the point, since I own the company, rest assured that hosting your
> site here is not a "till the boss finds out" or "my wife accidentally
> turned off the computer" type of situation.
> As a result - I'm happy to host any website, ftp site, wiki, etc. etc.
> that is classic computer related. As long as it meets that criteria, you
> can host your site with us for no charge.
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