BYTE: Colocating Your Internet Server

BYTE: Colocating Your Internet Server


September 6, 2001

"It is in situations like this summer's Code Red pandemic that the true pros and cons of server colocation come out.

If you want to provide some public Internet services like Web, CVS, chat, or Usenet very often it is a better choice to have your private Linux or FreeBSD box running at a colocation provider. ..."

"I found, with little surprise, that the FreeBSD system of "ports collection," which lets you get updated precompiled binaries from the standard FTP servers around the world in a secure way and have it installed automatically, far outperforms the Red Hat update agent (which on top of all things is subscription based and therefore costs you money)."