[lug] Coloc / VPS Plus Outside DNS & Email
gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Tue Oct 3 17:31:37 MDT 2006
I'm unimpressed with GoDaddy. They use address black-lists that make
life pretty painful. I'm also un-impressed with their support. I ran
into a problem with their web site because I was using FireFox.
dio2002 at indra.com wrote:
> this is an offshoot of the previous hosting thread.
> regarding colocation/vps.. i was initially pretty gung ho to host my own
> webserver, nameserver and email. mostly because i can.
> but the more i think about it, i really only need to host my own
> webserver. that's because my registrar godaddy(and most registrars)
> already provide email and i believe a default nameserver for the price of
> the registration. i simply change the registrar's zone file to point to
> my vps/coloc webserver and i'm good to go. if i should happen to host a
> few other sites from others, i basically have them do the same thing.
> they have to register anyway.
> ok. i do give up control and (probably the biggest thing) from a mail
> perspective i give up privacy. however, i lessen the complexity and
> number of potential security holes and traffic on my VPS/coloc server
> because now it's only running a webserver not webserver/mail/DNS. i have
> more disk space and more processing power for the webserver as well.
> note, this all assumes that my registrar is doing a good job of managing
> both the service and security of my mail and nameservers.
> in the event that i start running a lot of websites on my server, managing
> mail and name services externally in a distributed manner might be a
> challenge but for the short term, my needs are relatively small. i can
> grow into adding DNS/email services locally over time and focus on my
> webserving activites now.
> anybody have thoughts on this subject based upon experience. both
> advantages and disadvantages or something i might be overlooking or should
> be thinking about?
> thanks in advance
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