Talk me out of paying for a dedicated server!
November 18, 2009 10:19 AM Subscribe
What kinds of cool things can I do with a Dedicated Server?
posted by Hellafiles to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I’m active in a few torrent communities and the majority of the other forum members seem to paying for and using their own dedicated servers as “seedboxes” (Gasp!) and other cool things. As a result, now I want one. Partly to “keep up with the Joneses” and partly because I’d like to learn about server administration.
I also run a few websites and do some affiliate marketing stuff, so I know I could use a dedicated server to host my own sites and cancel my Bluehost account. So that would save me money. But what other things can I do with it, and why does everyone seem to have one but me?
I dare not ask everyone in my forums how they justify paying $60-$100+ a month for their servers for fear of a massive flamefest at my expense so I wanted to ask here