Firstly, Happy New Year to you all and may you all have a good, productive and high uptime 2009! ;)
I've been looking at new broadband providers and stumbled across Be's Pro service offering upto 24Mbps and a whopping 2.5Mbps upload based on ADSL2+ It also comes with 1 standard static IP (useful for hosting).
I entered my phone number and it came out at 16Mbps (pretty good), but they warn in a worse case scenario I could lose between 1 to 3Mbps, due to the additional upload speed. This would still be quicker than standard ADSL I currently receive, which is about 6.5Mbps.
First question - is it any good and does any lovely people here use it? You're not tied into a lengthy contract either which is rather handy.
This leads me onto my next question. How realistic would it be to host my own DNS server from my own offices (public facing)? I don't wish to specify details, but I can't seem to find a host that will allow me to host my own DNS server, unless I become a reseller (not really what I want to do).
To my knowledge DNS servers generally use minimal bandwidth as it simply forwards requests to the relevant servers, but how much bandwidth would 100,000 requests a day (for example) require? I'm not sure if any DNS type of calculator exists?