OT: It's arrived!

Gareth Kirwan gbjk at thermeon.com
Tue Nov 6 11:34:10 GMT 2007

>I was on £10/month hosting over 8 years ago. I've already moved up the 
>chain to a dedicated box and now my own co-lo. My software is CPU 
>intensive and not Bandwidth intensive, a co-lo machine was the 
>most cost 
>effective way of doing it and I saved myself a lot of money 
>even without 
>the hosting service being launched yet. A VPS wouldn't have had enough 
>RAM, and a dedicated box with a good CPU and RAM spec would 
>have cost me 
>hundreds a month.
>I didn't know about load balancing or remote BMC, but I do 
>now. You seem 
>to be under the impression that I haven't a clue, when I know about a 
>great many things of running a web server. IPtables, Apache 
>with SuEXEC 
>and script controls working, Tomcat, BIND, SpamAssassin, loads 
>of stuff.

Quanties of knowledge are relative, and "great many" might not be the best
description, since
what description would be left for those who are giving their hard earned
advice about these things?

Even accepting it at face value, it's probably more important how many
things you don't know.
For example:
Not knowing to have a database backup outweighs knowing how to host a
service for customers,
because that one mistake will cause your customers to lose all their data if
you're responsible for it.

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