Plusnet/Pipex Question

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Ian Stirling, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    What do you mean by that?
    Normally you'd just run your webserver, and anyone would connect as they want.
    You don't bring up the connection specially for them, it's always on.
    Ian Stirling, Aug 17, 2004
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  2. Any comment or preferences on either Plusnet or Pipex.

    Don't know whether to go for the 512 or 1Mb service, but it will definatly
    be the uncapped.

    I am looking at having a web server at home, do either of the above have one
    of those 'you only connect when you click' type services?

    Broadband Campaigner, Aug 17, 2004
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  3. Ian Stirling

    Colin Wilson Guest

    I am looking at having a web server at home, do either of the above have one
    I think by that you might be referring to a USB modem - which will often
    require a user to use a "dial up" button to initiate the connection.

    If you have an external modem/router the line will be connected almost*
    permanently (*usually barring work in the exchange) so you don`t have to
    click to connect, and your IP will remain fairly static (Pipex is
    dynamic, but I don`t think i`ve lost connection for a month, so it hasn`t
    changed despite several reboots of the computer etc.)
    Colin Wilson, Aug 18, 2004
  4. Ian Stirling

    Jacko Guest

    I'm with Plusnet 1mb uncapped and it's an excellent service (though some
    appear to disagree saying poor support - never had any problems and quiries
    sorted quickly if you follow procedures) -I would have no hesitation in
    recommending them
    Jacko, Aug 18, 2004
  5. Ian Stirling

    AJ Guest

    I think Pipex have a static IP option now.
    AJ, Aug 18, 2004
  6. Ian Stirling

    Mugwump Guest

    Only if you go for their Home-Office offerings. Solo/Solo Lite products
    are dynamic only
    Mugwump, Aug 18, 2004
  7. Ian Stirling

    poster Guest

    Get a router and use PlusNet on a fixed IP. The router would keep the
    connection up for you, no "only connect when you click" with that in
    the picture... so your home web server will stay available...

    Or use the 250 MB web space option (some can be on the CGI cluster)
    and they support Perl, MySQL, PHP so you have the opportunity to
    experiment and be able to not let the world into your home web
    server if you prefer.
    poster, Aug 18, 2004
  8. Ian Stirling

    Dan Guest

    I've had Pipex for over 2 years now. Started on solo500 now on solo1000 and
    my ip address hasn't changed once.

    Dan, Aug 18, 2004
  9. From Broadband Campaigner on 17/Aug/2004 22:41:
    I'm on Plusnet at they seem to be excellent.

    I was going to run my own web server at home but the limited bandwidth (256Mb),
    dubious reliablility of ADSL links and the fact that it would mean always
    leaving a computer on means that I've opted for a cheap (£30 per year) hosting
    option. This is much more reliable and secure, faster too.

    Of course, you can do most things with the Plusnet web space though I recommend
    that you get (indipendent of PlusNet) your own domain name (around £7 per year),
    especially if you want to use PHP or Perl scripts as these are served from the
    CGI server which doesn't look as good in the domain name.
    Julian Knight, Aug 19, 2004
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