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    Does anyone have an idea what it costs to get a T1, server, router and firewall up and running?

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    A full T1 is about 550-650 per month but most companies offer 1/2 t's. Several of them will give you a Cisco router.
    A cisco router is about 1300 new and 700-800 on Ebay.

    The server is 300-500 for a basic machine upto 3500 for a workhorse.

    A fire wall costs 500-1500 plus you would want to hire someone to set it up which costs 200-500.
    Also you need power backup packs.

    Now you can send e-mails to your hearts content run 50-100 websites and download your pages to users quick.

    If you wish you can host other sites??? But you may not like the hassel.

    Remember you need to do the backups, updates and other work.

    If you are making affiliate marketing your biz and are earning an income you may wish to consider this option. It does give you a great amount of independence.

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    If your intention is to put web sites on your server, then this is definitely not the route you want to go. You should rent a server at an ISP. I recommend rackshack.net ... it is about 150 dollars per month to have a good, fast server with lots of bandwidth. I have servers at 4 different datacenters/providers. Rackshack.net has been the best.

    Also, a T1 is not fast enough for a busy web site.

    Now, if you have other plans, a t1 can be had for under 1000 dollars per month, including the router, if you commit to 2 years. Actually, depending on your location, it can be as low as 700 per month. There is no set up fee.

    If you build your own computer, you can build a server from $400 dollars all the way up to ... well the sky really is the limit. However, if you are getting a server to do some serious number crunching, expect to spend a few thousand dollars.

    A firewall will be built into the router and/or you can set up a Linux firewall for under 500 dollars.

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    Hey Henry, I guess you were typing the same time I was!

    Do you really think a T1 is fast enough for serving web pages? I was thinking of getting one, but decided against. Nobody could give me a definitive answer if a t1 is fast enough... for example, all the servers I current run are connected by 100 Mbit ethernet connections to the ISP and their backbone. A T1, if you have a number of people connected, seems like it might not be fast enough. Do you know otherwise?

    thanks!

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    We have been running our servers on a T1 for over three years never had an issue like that.

    Now with several hundred affiliates sending us additional traffic we handle it fine.
    We do have a dual wic Cisco router if we need to add a second T we can do so fairly easy.

    I don't agree with the firewall depanding on the routers limitations or the idea with a Linux wall.

    I believe in a standalone hardware unit.

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    Just a follow up to rackshack, all their dedicated servers share the bandwith it is not the same thing as having a dedicated T1 on your own server.
    Also they have NO firewall protection at all.
    You are reponsible for all management no backups.

    You are not comparing similar services.

    The T1 I mentioned costs more yes but you get what you pay for.

    It is not required until your websites are getting say over 10,000 unique visitors a day.

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    Doesn't rackshack.net also have a limited number of IP's per server, 32 I think?

    This really only effects you if your going to need lot of SSL or Anonymous FTP accounts or something like that.

    Shop around, you'll be surprised how much some high price ISP will come down.

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    I have my server at Fastservers.net. I give them a big thumbs up. They have people there 24/7 and set everything up for you so it's ready to go. It's a bit more than rackshack but the extra bucks are worth it in my opinion.

    I oversee a server at rackshack and I had trouble reaching them once and the two times I tried their live chat it was down.

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