"Breathnach, Proinnsias(Dublin)" wrote:
> > Other costs would include perhaps an initial hardware investment -
> > depending
> > on how much/little people have lying around. i guess an absolute max of
> > £100
> > with 10 people, but hopefully more like ~30 or so.
it would be much better if you could get enough people so that it only costs
10/month (the amount of users does not really matter - the more the merrier)
- about the same you'd pay an ISP for a dial-up.
(chancer - would it be possible to install 3 modems and use it as a dial-up
machine? i thought not)
also - everyone would have to have root - if your paying for something like that,
you want to be able to restart the webserver after tweaking something, adding
a virtual domain, or HUP the dns server after adding another subdomain to
justin.org (whatever), or simply add an alias to sendmail......
that means that not just any newbie can join in - no-one want's to find out
that the webserver has been down all weekend just because some newbie
has Virtualhost instead of VirtualHost in the httpd.conf file.....
so who wants to vet these users? and how?
one solution is to have say, 2 users with root, who constantly do the bidding
of all the other users, or just tell them how silly thier request is ;o)
I'll look into hosting a box here (cyber cafe) - it would be much cheaper -
say 1/2 price of the others, no head etc...on a 256k line (that would max
out at approx 30.4Kb/s under ideal circumstances)
not super fast but you can't spit at it ;o)
we would have to take into account traffic considerations etc.. i'll get
back to u (oh - and i wouldn't charge to hit the 'reset' button ;o)
just a thought....
as for using too much bandwidth.....I would think that if you're using
that much, you should be advertising, thus making money, thus be able
to pay for the extra bandwidth that you're using....
anyone have any figures on that?
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