Administering a web and mailing list server at home...
From: Jim (rtmcrider_at_cox.net)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 15:30:09 -0700
Thank you for your replies with much appreciated encouragement, information,
Kevin Kinsey wrote:
I might proffer the opinion that in contrast to the statement
"seems to me I would lose a lot of control and have software tool choice
that it might very well be the opposite case. As administrator of the
*you* choose what software will be installed, not someone else. Unless you
are talking about proprietary software, it's out there; many hosting
services use freely available "Open Source" code for almost every purpose
Dave Vollenweider wrote:
As an alternative, you could look into a commercial web hosting company that
uses FreeBSD and puts every site in its own jail. You'd then have a root
password for the jail and can do whatever you want with it without affecting
the rest of the system.
As a result of these two comments, I looked into the possibility of a vps
host. This does seem to solve problems I have with my current provider
explicitly stating that operating a web server through their connection
violates my user agreement.
I am also investigating the alternative choices I have been given for my MTA
and mailing list manager software.
Thank you all again!
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