• Subject: RE: Anyone hosted a web site using IDSL?
  • From: "Bob Crothers" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 15:13:08 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Nathan,

We just disconnected our Dedicated ISDN connection a few weeks ago
(128kb).  In 18 months we had only 2 outages and both of those where
the ISP (changing their configurations without telling us).  I was very
happy with it.  The main reasons we switched to DSL where a) Speed.
1mps vs 128kbps.  And B) it was cheaper (bigger, better, faster,
cheaper).

Would I host a web site over ISDN?  No.  Unless it was very low volume,
web pages/cgi only with no users and no upload/downloading of files.
128kb is just to easy to saturate.  A single download of a 10meg
service pack will choke your web site for an hour or more.

Let the ISP host it for you.  It will probably be cheaper & easier.
BTW, another approach is let an ISP/Hoster handle all the static stuff
& only do the CGI stuff from your AS/400.  If the volume is low, that
might work.

JMHO,
Bob Crothers

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Nathan M. Andelin
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2000 1:47 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Anyone hosted a web site using IDSL?

I'm just about ready to connect my AS/400 to the Internet to host a
small
business web site.  But, my neighborhood is too far from the phone
company's
central office to qualify for SDSL.  They can offer me a new service
called
IDSL.  Its a dedicated, all digital, static IP connection based on ISDN
technology with speeds up to 144 kbps in both directions.

The line charge is $70 per month.  The ISP charge is $18 per month.
You
must also buy a $400 router that has basic firewall features.  Also, a
$250
set up fee.

Has anyone had any experience with IDSL?  Is 144 kbps too slow?  Are
there
any other moderate cost options available?




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