First, most ISP's TOS's don't allow their customers to run web servers.
If they don't, they usually block port 80. I've been running a web
server on my DSL line for about 2 years now. Earthlink, my ISP, allows
this and does not block port 80. I cannot speak of other providers. DSL
providers are limited in most areas. It might be better for you to
determine which one's provide service in your area and then ask which
one's are recommended. Sure would narrow down the possiblities.
I'm assuming that your 100k hits/day actually should be 100 hits. With
that many hits and 1.5 gig/day, I'd say your upstream speed would be
maxed out 24/7. Mine is pretty good at 400k and putting out that much
data left it maxed out most of the time. Really cut into my use of the
line as well. Earthlink offers a business DSL line that puts out 1.5Mbps
best effort upstream speed at about $70/month. Of course, a $40 DLS line
and a seperate web host would cost about the same.
You also need to find out if the providers in your area offer dynamic or
static IP addresses. If dynamic, you would probably need to use a
dynamic IP service or pay out the nose for a static IP address from the
Again, little good advise can be given w/o knowing more about what
choices you have. How can anyone tell you what a connection will be like
when we don't know your area or the ISPs offering DSL in that area.
> I run a Web site that gets 100k hits/day and bandwidth consumption is
> 1.5 GB/day. I'm considering moving it to a home DSL line. Would you
> share your experience in running a Web and mail server at home on DSL?
> Is it a good idea? How reliable is the connection generally? What is
> your experience in getting the bandwidth ordered? Any advice, tidbits,
> suggestions, gotchas?
> If the general idea seems to be, "Yes, it is doable and recommended",
> providers have good reputation?
> Thanks for all your help!