Saturday, December 31, 2005

Server hosting

We have put an offer on another house.  I am trying to figure out what to do about my server.  We currently host our mail server and web server at our house.  When we sell our house, and move in to the new house, I am thinking that there will be some time before we have the phone line and DSL installed.  So I am trying to think of what  to do about these servers.  I was thinking that there are three options.

  1. Turn off the servers for the duration of the transition.

  2. Move the server to a co-location facility

  3. Move only the mail and web server to a VPS

This kind of makes me think if I want to even run a server from my house anymore.  I don't know if it is worth the hassle.  The other side of this is that I will be running a server from the house for hosting our music, and sharing files.  Since I will be running a server, should I just use it for all of my services?