[OS X TeX] Web hosting etc

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 17:24:47 EDT 2007

On Oct 10, 2007, at 5:14 PM, Bernhard Barkow wrote:

> On 2007-10-10, at 20:51, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> By the way, after spending a couple of hours looking at and  
>> reading about "not so free" web hosting, e.g. GooglePages, I am  
>> leaning more and more towards having my own server. Anything I  
>> should know about that route?
> Seems reasonable! I assume that having a shared hosting  
> configuration would be the appropriate (and most painless) choice;  
> managing your own server is probably too much over the top (and too  
> troublesome if the purpose is only a storage space for downloading;  
> I would not be surprised if you would master the necessary skills,  
> but on the other hand there are more rewarding ways to spend one's  
> time).

There certainly is but I hadn't realized that, once the stuff  
uploaded, there was any upkeep.

> And since you asked, just my personal opinion: if you are willing  
> to afford it, don't go for super-cheap hosting offers.

I had come to the very same conclusion.

> And I don't know about the final file sizes and the expected  
> download volume, but a data transfer limit might be something to  
> watch out for.

I don't know the sizes yet but I would guess around 100Mb for the sum  
total of the various possible downloads but I wouldn't expect anyone  
to download everything. However, I think that I don't understand what  
a "data transfer limit" is. Nor, by the way, what bandwith is. Can  
you suggest somewhere where I could get acquainted with all that?


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