[Scottish] Good ISP for ADSL business and hosting?

Tam McLaughlin scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Jan 31 10:08:01 2003

I just checked online at blueyonder if cable modem was available at our p=
code but it looks like it's just ADSL (Glasgow city centre).=20
Our company has a limited lifetime before "policy administration" is take=
over by a third party and the IT department will probably be made redunda=
before that, so I have to make things as simple as possible. Although we =
an internal SMTP mail server, with force9, we can switch to pop3 accounts=
if required without too much trouble. I guess we don't really need a 2 Mb=
line but will save thousands a year by moving from the leased line so the
difference in price between a 512k, 1M and 2M line becomes insignificant.

On Friday 31 January 2003 9:54 am, Paxton, Darren wrote:
> Tam
> Have you checked if an business cable modem service is available in you=
> area? I'm not sure if you'd want to go down this route, but you could
> always look at hosting all your services yourself, this would allow you
> full control over your website and also SMTP management. However the
> downside to this would obviously be that your website would be limited =
> bandwidth by whatever upload speed is determined by your connection.
> (Currently I'm on the 1meg residential cable modem service, therefore I=
> only got 256k Upload - not sure about other services - also, I use the
> NO-IP+ to manage DNS for my connection, from what I gather, business
> connections give you static addresses so it may be an option).
> Like i said, not sure if its your cup of tea, but worth pointing out a
> possible alternative.
> Darren
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tam Mclaughlin [mailto:home@tammclaughlin.co.uk]
> Sent: 30 January 2003 19:59
> To: scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [Scottish] Good ISP for ADSL business and hosting?
> Sorry, what I meant to say was that although a particular ISP may be go=
> for
> a home user, they may not necessarily offer a good service for a busine=
> environment e.g. I have ISDN at home and connect less than 20 hours per
> week
> but moving my work to plus net's ADSL 2 Mb/s line 8 hours/day may be a
> different story.
> I suspect that the ADSL service will be good but I am just looking for
> other
> opinions before I make the commitment and from what you have said, plus=
> sounds positive.
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Tam McLaughlin
IT Systems Administrator
Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society Ltd