What's the minimum and recommended upload speed for hosting own servers
We would like to host our own servers in school and would love to hear some advice on the recommended (obviously the more the better) upload speed but also would like to know the minimum speed. A speed that will run it effectively for more than one user ;)
We may be getting a increase to 8Mb and possibly looking to negotiate the upload speed if possible so would like to know where abouts to aim for to gat a reasonably reliable service.
Also how much does it affect your download service when running one internally?
Thanks for any feedback and advice in advance.
Re: hosting our own servers
Can you please provide some more detail on what you want to achieve first.
I'm assuming you want to host your own web servers, and from the bandwidth you have mentioned, it's an ADSL line of some kind that you have in place.
The answer to your question is dependant on what you want to run on these servers and what traffic you anticipate. For example, is at a VLE or the school website you want to run etc and how many users do you anticipate using the service etc.
Further to this, you will need to invest in some edge security products (eg firewall etc) and implement server security best practice techniques (eg server hardening etc).
Get back to me with some more detail and I'll help where I can.