May 21, 2002

The Cooperative

This text ad has been causing a lot of noise on K5. Well, for those who do not want to know the nitty gritty of server hosting and co-location, this is one damn good deal. What you get is a bare bones FreeBSD 4.5 server with one static IP and 40 Gigs of data transfer per month and yes no set up and hardware costs for $65 per month.

This roughly translates into Rs 3200.00 per month, something that you would have to pay for a decent shared hosting deal anywhere with all the bells and whistles. So you cannot afford that much of money for your hosting? Get five of your best pals and share the costs, you have this huge baby to play with for Rs 7680 per year per head. In other words just as little as Rs 640 per month per head.

If I had a credit card, I know where $65 would have gone by now!

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