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Hosting your own server at home with a fibreglass network
by Alfa1
14 Jan 2008 10:00

With the expansion of Fibreglass networks, it seems to me that it will soon be possible to place your server at home and host it from there. This would mean no bandwidth costs and total control over your server.

But what else will this implicate?

Sam Granger 16 Jan 2008 11:58

A friend of mine already does this and is getting a 2nd fibreglass connection. The downside is, is that usually you don't have all spare parts for a server, what happens if you have a harddrive break on a saturday evening.... You;d have to wait untill monday to be able to get a new one.

Alfa1 16 Jan 2008 18:52

I have 4 hour on site replacement guarantee for my server.

Sam Granger 16 Jan 2008 20:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 1422617)
I have 4 hour on site replacement guarantee for my server.

Ok, awesome! Well, then you're all set to go I guess! Poweroutage - you won't have a generator, but the chances of having a big poweroutage in NL isn't huge. :)

SEOvB 16 Jan 2008 20:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Granger (Post 1422651)
Ok, awesome! Well, then you're all set to go I guess! Poweroutage - you won't have a generator, but the chances of having a big poweroutage in NL isn't huge. :)

They do make battery backups for a reason :)

Kittencare 16 Jan 2008 20:53

What kind of download and more importantly upload speeds are we talking about here?

100mbit? at home?

Oh man! Where do you live? Need to move!

Alfa1 17 Jan 2008 00:22

The fibreglass company says it would be 2GB up/downstream.

Yes, you did read that correct.

Power supply is indeed something to look into. We rarely have outages, but that should not have effect on downtime. I am sure I should be able to find some kind of battery backups for this. Any recommendations?

I live in Holland BTW

Digma 17 Jan 2008 09:37

Alfa, could you PM me the fibreglass companies' name please?

Alfa1 17 Jan 2008 10:07

http://www.xmsnet.nl/

Kittencare 17 Jan 2008 13:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 1422769)
The fibreglass company says it would be 2GB up/downstream

Oh wow.

The connection from you to the provider might be 2GB up/down but I honestly doubt you could run a torrent client with 2GB upstream to clients outside your provider's network (assuming you have the hardware)...!?

We're talking about end user connections right? For an affordable monthly fee? :p

Alfa1 18 Jan 2008 06:13

The connection to the Amsterdam internet centre should be 2GB up/down.

Here are some Dutch fibre providers:
http://www.unet.nl/
http://www.ethernet.nl/
http://www.xmsnet.nl/
http://www.fryslanring.nl/
http://www.dcf.nl/
http://www.introweb.nl/producten/cat.../fiber_access/

Costs vary depending upon if there is a existent connection or not. If there is, then costs are reasonable.

ssslippy 19 Jan 2008 20:55

Question what does the 2gb up/down translate to in Mbit? Does that mean a 2 Mbit up speed?

Alfa1 20 Jan 2008 02:02

2GB = 2.000 MB UP/Down

ssslippy 20 Jan 2008 09:46

That is MB not Mbit. You are able to upload at a speed of 2gb per second?

COBRAws 25 Jan 2008 19:17

The problem is when your ISP cuts the connectivity for any reason. It would be wise to have 2 diferent fiberglass internet plugs to your servers. Just in case. Same with hardware, ALWAYS try to have a stock in case you have a hardware failure, same with as with the backups.


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