Domain hosting & ISP recommendations
jon at axismilton.ltd.uk
Sun Mar 9 16:48:59 GMT 2008
> Anyway, to the point Virgin Media use the newer and better internet
> technology, so wherever you are, you get a good connection (unlike
> with ADSL), you will quite likely get a better upstream
Not so. When I started with NTL cable I got 128k up and 512k down.
Some years later they made it 100k up. It's now about 170k up and 2m
down. Cable is more asymmetric than ADSL or at least the way NTL have
it set up.
If you want upstream ADSL is better. At the end of the day yes their
technology is different but it's down how little they can give for
the money and do good marketing. Best not to host stuff at home anyway.
For much HTTP traffic it's about getting the requests out fast enough
and upstream is the limiting factor. Then consider peer-to-peer
applications that like you to upload as much as you download.
However at the risk of something breaking I'll say the connection is
pretty reliable, the IP address static for months at a time despite
my kit being switched off most of the time and the Inktomi proxies
aren't as bad as they once were. Maybe with Phorm it'll all go to sh*t.
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