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Running A Webserver And/or Mail Server


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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:54 PM

If I wanted to run a POP3 e-mail server or an HTTP server what kind of internet connection would I need. I am thinking of maybe running this out of my basement for some of me and some people I know and maybe some local business. I know my current cable broadband won't do.

I heard something about T1 but not really sure what it is can someone give me some more information pleas.

BTW I live in quebec in the 418 area code.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:47 AM

You can do this very easly. You cable company may have a SOHO package for another $30 USD/mo. Mine does, COX.NET. With the SOHO package (or whatever they call the home buniess package) you can get a static IP address so you run your server. A static IP is about $5/mo.
If you don't want to use or pay for a static IP address the other option is Dynamic DNS. This is a service that allows you to use a Dynamic IP address to host a server. There are many companies out there but I have used to and would recommend them
The first is NO IP.com. It has a free element as well as premium feature and hosting services.
The other is Zone Edit.
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