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Subject: Re: UKNM: RE: UKNM Digest V1 #115
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 10:16:37 GMT

Nick Sellors wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:19:04 -0000, jamesatwebweaver [dot] uk [dot] com (James Bruce)
> wrote:
> >Wrong! the reason that US hosting costs are lower in than the UK's is that
> >the competitive picture is vastly different. Penetration of over 30% and a
> >multitude of mature players keeps the costs low, whereas the UK's relatively
> >modest takeup allows upstream providers to bloat their margins, this then
> >feeds downstream.
> Wrong!
> The main reason that hosting in the US is cheaper is purely and simply
> because of international bandwidth requirements and their associated
> costs. I don't care if you don't believe me, because I know what I'm
> talking about.
> >Don't be fooled by all this bandwidth junk!!!
> See .sig - I'm paid to know about this stuff.

So? Being paid to know is not the same thing as knowing (People called
stefan in glass houses, etc ;) ). My point was that the qed-uk.com site
wasn't slow. I've seen sites served in telehouse perform like pigs. The
factors affecting the performance of a website are many-fold, and all
the bandwidth in the world won't help you if you've got a stupid site
built on a stupid architecture, on an underspecced machine... qed-uk.com
is an OK site built with limited resources, and they obviously made a
cost-related choice in their hosting. It's working fine for them.

Of course, you're paid to flog UK internet connectivity, so you probably
wouldn't think of it in those terms.

And I noticed, despite the clearly tongue-in-cheek tone of my mail, you
took the effort to respond to each option on the question individually.

[It's alright Sam, I'm stopping now.]


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