View Full Version : who has a web server?

04-05-2008, 10:18 PM
does anyone have or had a web server. i have a home webserver hosting a rather basic site but its better than some so called hosting sites as they either had too many restrictions or not enough space for my liking so i just made my own:D. ok the bandwidth sucks (home DSL which is in a semi rural/out of zone for decent speeds:() but at least at home i get 100Mbps LAN direct to the server.
some specs
533Mhz intel celeron
1024Mb ram
4 gig boot 40 gig web storage
WAMP server package for apache, mysql, php
filezilla FTP server (port 21 ftp)
TightVNC for remote admin
running windows 2000 SP4 (fully patched):D
ok windows isnt the obvious choice for a server, might have a shot at a linux server later.:nerd:
link: http://resistorhelper.no-ip.org

04-05-2008, 10:38 PM
Many people here run servers - was there something you wanted to know?

04-05-2008, 10:41 PM
was just wondering who had them and what kind of config they had

04-05-2008, 11:03 PM
Mine: debian linux (some on etch, some on lenny)
apache2 or lighttpd
usually mysql, occasionally postgresql
mainly php, some perl, occasionally python

Some servers are dedicated, some are VPS. Ram & CPU vary, nothing under 384mb/1.6GHz P4. Some are dedicated to serving websites, some do other things too. I also admin other systems which aren't soley mine; these vary more widely in specs.

Note that I don't serve public sites from my home dsl line - anything public goes on a datacentre connection, dsl is too slow and not reliable enough.

04-05-2008, 11:07 PM
My primary server is not really a web server, but a VPS Server, so its kind of a webserver. It's on a datacenter connection in Vancouver, Canada.

Specs are here: http://mars.codev.co.nz/phpsysinfo/
It actually has 2GB of memory, but the memory you don't see is reserved for the VPSs

I have a few VPSs on it, for web/mail etc etc

Like Bletch, i wouldn't host anything on home DSL, i tried for a while, but it proved pointless.

04-05-2008, 11:12 PM
lol my server is a bit on the slow side then but has plenty ram. mines just low traffic eg not many hits per day but i use it as a general use server for images and linking files etc which is somewhat handy. plus i can lend/give people some space for serving there pages, testing pages etc

04-05-2008, 11:30 PM
recent speed test of my connection. its reasonably reliable, only had a few drop outs one was due to the plugpack falling out and most of the dropouts was the server needing to be reset for updates asside from that i havent had major dropouts etc

04-05-2008, 11:33 PM
Yikes - those speeds are complete and utter shit! Might I suggest upgrading to a fullspeed upload if you intend on serving anything over that? Or else get something through a hosting provider, or rent a VPS or something.

04-05-2008, 11:35 PM
[QUOTE=williamF;670320 mines just low traffic eg not many hits per day[/QUOTE]

Mine gets 30GB through it on a good day :p

But thats.. 7 people using it at once.

04-05-2008, 11:38 PM
i know the speeds sux. i would use an external server elsewhere with decent speeds but im a tight ass and hence the home server will do until i move closer to an area with faster connection or can afford external server etc

04-05-2008, 11:50 PM
I mostly use some dirt cheap hosting in the States (300GB/3TB, PHP/Python/Ruby, MySQL/PostgreSQL blah blah, $4/month) for personal stuff. It's about as shared hosting as it gets (try ableapp.com here (http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/web-sites-on-web-server/)) but it works well enough for my interests.

Web-hosting from home isn't a great idea/alternative, especially if you're using a package designed for development environments. Sure WAMP (if you're talking about it in this sense (http://www.wampserver.com/en/)) is great for testing/developing locally but I wouldn't consider it a live option.

05-05-2008, 01:00 AM
I'm running something on www.000webhost.com at the moment. Free too!