Re: Which Router for VPN and Webhosting
From: Jim Watt (jimwatt_at_aol.no_way)
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 04:01:03 +0200
On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 23:02:33 GMT, Duane Arnold <email@example.com>
>I hear this is true about Win 98SE and its stableness. But on the other
>hand, it's old technology that is not being supported by MS.
The PC I am using to write this has 98SE on it, I took off the XP it
came with when I read the EULA. it seems quite stable and
does graphics, writes DVD's records audio and video and
has not had any virus's / trojans and the clock keeps good
It also runs PERL ok which I use to develop scripts for web
However why we got into this is that the original poster mentioned
she wanted to run a web server and I pointed out that you +can+
do that on a win/98 machine as its likely to be an undemanding
task so an old heap of junk does nicely. I installed a company
intranet web server on a P200 recently and it goes great.
As I have also said, for a serious public web server its better
to outsource the hosting. I calculate it costs me around five
pounds a month in electricity to run a computer 24/7 there
are good deals for less and there are other benefits like
not having to worry about conectivity, backup power and
equipment costs and failures or the thing catching fire.
Running one for testing and development is another thing
-- Jim Watt http://www.gibnet.com