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I work for a water company that obviously does the same.
When I started working there we had some nice fountains outside the offices, they've been turned off for a few years now because it gave off the appearance of wastefulness (although we have so much water we sell it to other water companies when they run out).
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Where the heck is Wild Horse Pass? I've seen the ads for years, but there's never been any mention of how to find the place. Ak Chin is in Maricopa, Bucky's is in Prescott, del Sol is in Tucson; where is Wild Horse?
I have been trying them out for a few weeks now. So far so good. I have a VPS elsewhere just for my own hobby and may switch to digital ocean after I get everything setup with one domain the way I like it. Biggest problem I have had is configuring a mail server. LAMP config is easy. The really cool part is before I start a big install of something I make a snapshot so that if I screw things up I can get back to before the screw up. You can also install a desktop and VNC and use TightVNC to see an actual desktop. I didn't like the desktop real well it hogged resources bad. (I'm on the 1G of memory $10/US plan).
Do they give you a static ip? Because I have spent good amount of time trying to setup vmware's Zimbra Mail Server on CentOS using Windows Azure Virtual Machine. And I learn that Zimbra is not a stable software. And Azure VM gets new IP every time it restarts, which makes your DNS/SPF records invalid and your mails starts getting tagged as spam. Amazon AWS do support elastic IP address.
So after several failed attempts to get a cheaper mail server, finally switched to Google Apps.
The other thing that bothers me is their DNS is controlled in their "control panel". I'd rather run Bind on my VPS. But I'm getting used to it. My current VPS (not digitalocean) I can create a subdomain, restart bind, and it is there! It takes about 30 minutes for a subdomain DNS record to update at digitalocean.
You only need local DNS service, when you are behind a NAT box, i.e. Azure will give you 2 different IP Address 1 internal and 1 external. So you need a Bind to bridge these two. But if you have just 1 static IP, you don't need Bind on your VM.
I would just use the DNS service provided by the Domain Hosting company, and not use Digital Ocean or even Bind on the local VM.
I went to GoDaddy and created NS1.MYDOMAIN.COM and NS2.MYOMAIN.COM that both point to the IP address of my digital ocean server.
So once those propagate NS1 and NS2 should point to my servers IP address?
Once I can ping those I will setup Bind on the digital ocean server and mess with it. Sounds to me that it should work.
If I can get this set up this way I will drop my "old host" because I will save $20/month.
As I said before my server is just a hobby, I do have mail for a friends domain hosted on other server but the http goes to his other site (via DNS, his domain points to my server), I'm pretty much just the mail server for him. I do need more than local DNS because of that.
Guess I'm setting this up as a webhost instead of a test machine
Someone named Glenn sent me a private message re: Arvixe. I erroneously deleted that message and can't get to it again thru CP. So Glenn, could you pl. email me directly at my email address shown in my sig? Thanks!
[Edit] Argh. My sig has disappeared. Just send me another msg thru CP. Thanks.
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