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  1. bigcat

    [Dedi or VPS] 500GB Storage & 8TB Bandwidth (US)

    I'm currently paying Softlayer for 1 server in San Jose and another 1 in Singapore with below specs. I was hoping to at least be able to find better priced alternative in US. Usage: Legit software distribution and downloadable content Softlayer (current) HDD: 500GB Bandwidth: 20TB CPU...
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    What are some uncommon and unique web-servers such as Cherokee and Hiawatha?

    Try 9/10 you wouldn't be disappointed
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    Billing and ticket panel options? WHMCS, HostBill, Blesta and ClientExec... what else?

    I've tried HostBill, WHMCS, ClientExec & Blesta but not with SolusVM though, only cPanel integration. All work as advertised. Also, I came across WHSuite somewhere and the beta look decent. Worth a bookmark I think.
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    Secured Data Storage

    Seems fairly complex for an objective that can be achieved cheaper, using disk encryption and security policy? (though I admit I'm fairly dumb on network security) Eg: Implement EncFS(audit report), limit access using AppArmor/SELinux and now you're PCI/DSS & HIPA/HITECH compliance. Add...
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    cloudflare free vs pro

    My site barely changed and I have 50k crawler/bot last month. So I think your figure wasn't that surprising for actively modified site. I use free plan.
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    cloudflare free vs pro

    In my case I'm able to pinpoint the problem to Rogers in Canada. They somehow don't play well with CloudFlare optimization. Though I don't know the detail.
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    How do you manage your clients VPS? (Managed Providers)

    I'm sysadmin. So I would like to think my company as my client.  Internet <--> Bastion Host <--> Webserver Simplest security implementation would be to create intermediary server(bastion host) between public internet and server that store the only access path to server. I turn on the bastion...
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    cloudflare free vs pro

    Make sure you try free version first. Test all option namely CDN only, CDN + basic optimization, CDN + full optimization. For a reason unknown to me, CloudFlare optimization tend to break certain random component on my websites. Mostly blank white pages problem. I didn't have the time to...
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    What's the going rate to store 1T of adult content?

    I volunteer for humanity sake!
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    What do you use for your business phone system?

    Local or remote server? Man, I'm having a hard time supporting 3CX. Too many problem especially with SBC.
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    Windows server Datacenter question

    Starting Win Server 2012, MS sell Client Access License(CAL) separately. I actually just knew this fairly recently. Where I'm coming from, MS sell CAL only in pack of 5(minimum).
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    Trend Projection

    Year of Linux desktop?  :rolleyes: lol 1) more serious provider will come up with floating IP & detachable storage. 2) In general service market, storage will become more dispensable with S3/Ceph/Swift. I'm talking about hosting-service-in-disguise such as Dropbox, Flickr etc At certain point...
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    Post your home network.

    Those 3 just for messing around. At work, we really utilize it. We have 17 RasPi running.   8 x for VoIP gateway (multiple offices worldwide) 8 x for manufacturing line stage update station using barcode scanner 1 x for proxy/VPN
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    Post your home network.

    D-Link switch is at the bottom. My modem is inside outdoor cable box with clusterfuck of cables and spider web. Last I check, there huge wasp nest too  :lol: Casing comes with heatsink and fan. Its the cheapest casing on DealExtreme back then, so I just get those  ^_^
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    Post your home network.

    - Standard Huawei fibre modem/router from ISP - D-Link gigabit switch - Raspi's for fun!
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    [For Hire] Asia L3 Server Admin & Technical Support

    Sorry didn't notice your post earlier. I'll email all details in the next few hour.
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    SSH Chat

    I saw people getting banned and rate-limited on the test chatroom. Maybe author have made some improvement which will soon go to GitHub.
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    SSH Chat

    I stumbled upon this on Hacker News. Just sharing it here cause its interesting What is ssh-chat? Custom SSH server written in Go. Instead of a shell, you get a chat prompt. Simplest chat platform I've used so far. Try To connect, ssh <username> Source on GitHub. Docker...