[rescue] Cox residential?
U'll Be King of the Stars
ullbeking at andrewnesbit.org
Mon Jul 22 12:42:24 CDT 2019
On 22/07/2019 16:51, Scott Newell wrote:
> At 10:47 AM 7/22/2019, U'll Be King of the Stars wrote:
>> Why don't you get a cheap VPS that offers static IP and use that instead?
> I've been doing just that (with prgmr.com) since 2010.
Thanks for the link. I have a short list of preferred VPS providers and
this one looks like a good addition to the list.
I agree that it's good to host services on one's own hardware,
preferably on site with personal, private access. I do it with one of
my ISP's, but there I have the privilege of a static IP address.
Now that I have thought about it in more detail...
If I didn't have a static IP then /maybe/ I wouldn't want the extra
hassle. Sometimes an ISP's IP details are officially dynamic but in
practice static. I have found that, these days, honest and competent
technical support teams are pretty forthcoming with this kind of
I have no idea about Cox.
Even if the IP details change every six months or so, 6-24 hours of
user-visible downtime while DNS updates propagate is acceptable for a
non-critical personal website.
It's also good to share the hosting with a variety of third-party
services too. I generally spread my services around.
But all that's me personally.
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