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    for those people that have home servers that are for the web you obviously need a good ISP that offers plenty of bandwidth... well im looking for a good ISP because 250 GB month with comcast wont cut it....anyone know any better ISP's that offer more bandwidth? than 250 GB a month?

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    If your using more than 250GB on a residentail line, then your just being silly.
    Just colocate a box with a datacenter instead of wasting your money on business connection, + power costs, + AC costs.

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    Comcast offers business internet if you need it, but it would be far better for you to colocate a server or two.

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    i was going to get comcast business plan but i dont know how much bandwidth they offer...

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    anyone else?

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    You should just colocate your server. The quality you'll receive at a datacenter will be much better than the quality you'll receive from hosting your server at home. It might be slightly cheaper to colocate but quality is definitely better.

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    I too believe that colocation is the way for you as you will be assured that your servers are in hands of professionals and backed up by quality connectivity, Cooling and power supply.

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    I to would agree we every body. Residential internet just isn't good enough. What you need is a T1 and up connection for best hosting. You can normally hook a t1 connection up to residential but it can cost you big. So I would suggest colocate. It would be much cheaper. Good luck

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    As most others have said, going through a data center would be much better and would make you look a lot more professional.

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    Another vote for colocation. They already have the cooling, connections and redundancy.

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    how much is it for colocation....what does colocation even mean? and what are the monthly prices?

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    for those people that have home servers that are for the web you obviously need a good ISP that offers plenty of bandwidth... well im looking for a good ISP because 250 GB month with comcast wont cut it....anyone know any better ISP's that offer more bandwidth? than 250 GB a month?
    When I had my home server before I sent it to a collocation, I used Optimum Online. Its going to be around $75 dollars a month with a business plan. Check if its available in your area.

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    question...why did you send it to a collocation...for what reason?
    I started a web hosting company. I can't run that on a residential line.

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    I hear in some places in the states you can get fiber. So just get yourself a lower end OC connection to begin with and go from there. Not sure how much OC3 would cost in the states, or even a fractional T3.
    Though collocation may be cheaper and better performance as far as connection goes (redundant links etc), really depends on what your needs are. Home is always more convenient as far as backups and such go. 1 server is not what is going to kill your power bill, nor your cooling bill, its when you have 10+ servers it will start to make a difference. A typical kitchen probably has more wattage/hour worth of lights then a single server. (ex: 4 100w light bulbs, is well, 400w/hour while a server will use about that)
    I have a couple home servers and two workstations and my parents have not complained so far as far as electric bill goes. They are private LAN servers though, I don't have the connection to actually host at home.

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    so its worth it getting a collocation instead of running it at home with a ISP business plan?
    In most cases yes, but check into collocation costs and compare for yourself. For 1 server I would not even bother to factor in your hydro costs but if you plan to grow you may want to just go straight to collocation. The biggest thing is the connection. A data center will be able to offer you a good connection for cheaper.

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