[aprssig] New home needed for findU

KA0TTY ka0tty at arrl.net
Tue Aug 8 16:58:55 CDT 2006

I've had my own and several other commercial domains hosted at http:// 
www.ev1servers.net/ for 8 years and so far the service has been  
impressive.  I'm on a virtual server.  I know they sell dedicated  
servers as well as managed servers.  I'm not sure if they sell rack  
space for your own boxes which is probably what you are looking for.   
I think the data center is in a hardened facility in Houston.  Last  
year the story was that when the hurricanes threatened the city, they  
sent a crew of customer support people to a hotel in Wichita to run  
the phones during the storms and kept a skeleton crew and spare parts  
at the data center.   I don't know if they had any outages, but I  
sure didn't see one on my puny $10/mo virtual server.  I'm no where  
near capacity, but the configuration says I have an unlimited monthly  
data budget.  I'm pretty happy with these folks.

http://www.1and1.com/ is another company.  I have no experience with  
them.  But they advertise heavily in all the technology journals.   
I've been considering them for a backup site.  They are also in a  
secure data facility with internet connection redundancy.

Harry, KA0TTY

-----Original Message-----

From: Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com>
Date: August 7, 2006 2:06:25 PM CDT
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Subject: [aprssig] New home needed for findU
Reply-To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>

The company that was hosting findU has been sold, and will no longer  
be owned by hams, so findU needs to move. If you have access to a  
good data center home for it that can be donated or reduced in price,  
please let me know.

This needs to be in a real data center, not in a home somewhere, no  
matter how good your net connection is. The bandwidth use last month  
was 31.5 GBytes for the web server, there is also the name server,  
email, and the APRS IS incoming feeds, so figure something like  50GB/ 
month, or 1.7 GB/day as a good guess for total bandwidth.

It does need to run name and email servers, as well as APRS IS ports  
for javAPRS, so it either must be in a DMZ or somewhere holes can be  
poked in the firewall.

Steve K4HG

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