[Dxspider-support] UPS

Brendan Minish ei6iz.brendan at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 21:23:01 BST 2009

On Sun, 2009-04-19 at 10:24 -0400, K2LS wrote:
> Roger,
> May I suggest you use a "UPS" on your node.

Another option is to host your cluster with a hosting company. These
days with server virtualisation (XEN based usually) and VPS (virtual
private servers) you can have a 'dedicated' virtual linux box on a fast
reliable internet backbone and in a power protected Datacentre for
around the same cost per month as running a box locally will run up in
electricity charges alone 

I have used Slicehost for a while to do this 
but recently wanted to move my server to the UK so am now using 
tagadab in the UK 

A 256 Meg of ram  VPS or XEN based server is ample to run Dxspider
alongside a few other simple tasks (mailserver, Socks proxy etc) 

in each case the server provisioning was very fast, under 15 minutes
from sign up.
If you just want to dabble with a server for a few hours (perhaps to
test something or maintain service during a move etc.) Amazon's Elastic
Compute cloud is pretty amazing too although not cost effective for
running a cluster on for the long term. 

This may not be an option if you still have RF users but I have not had
RF users around here for several years now.     

Brendan EI6IZ (Sysop EI7MRE mayodx.ath.cx) 

Don‘t complain. Nobody will understand. Or care. And certainly don‘t try
to fix the situation yourself. It‘s dangerous. Leave it to a highly
untrained, unqualified, expendable professional.

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