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ping & host



9:15 am on Jan 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I dont seem to be able to make sense about the hosting provider. I tried to ping their big clients site & all packets was lost . While I know it's well trafficked site & have subscribed to their 2MB line, the site still loads. I know that the ISP cache the site, but how do I actually determine if this host is dependable or not - so 128 KPS will support around 35GB transfer?


2:27 pm on Jan 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can try by using a proxy (There is thousands of free proxys out there)

Does the host have a 2Mb line? Today that isn't very much for most hosting companies.
Unless you think you will have very little traffic (Below 3gb/month as you say) it might be fine, as long as it doesn't host a lot of other clients which uses more bandwidth that you do.


1:05 am on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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thanks, tried the proxy method the site also does load, but only the ping method fails everytime.
On this note of the bandwidth, & hosting I wouldn't know if P4 2G, & 1 G Ram with 80GB IDE would be sufficient to support a virtual hosting for our current list of clients of around 80 sites. My boss suggested that we get our own dedicated host & I have no technicalities in determining the load. Any insights?


4:42 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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They probably have the firewall filtering and dropping pings

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