Over the past year I’ve become acutely aware of the problems possible with blog hosts. Even the good ones have trouble periodically. I’m not seriously unhappy with my current hosting company, but I am wondering what’s better. I’m inclined to think that a bone fide dedicated server shared by a handful of users would be better than my current arrangement.
It’d be folly to think that any service < $10/mo is going to give you a meaningful slice of hardware/rackspace/bandwidth/power/support. I’ve been wondering if say 8 people were willing to pay $25/mo what they would get for their $200/mo. Fred Posner made an inquiry with a colo facility that he uses, and here’s the answer:
dual Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz stepping 04
up to 324GB transfer per month
dedicated hardware (not VM)
So now the trick is to see if anyone else would see this as beneficial. Are there 6-7 other people who’d be interested in sharing a server like that? Any takers?