For the dedicated connection get a T1. Depending on bandwidth needs you are looking at between $400 and $1000 per month though. Call a local ISP, they can be tons of help. This is what they do. Most will walk you through router setup, or set it up for you. Some of the big guys are giving away routers with T1's these days too. I'd stay away from dsl or cable if you don't want to worry about the connection going down, unless you can find a business friendly dsl isp. Salvatorre answered mentioned the software side of the question, so I wont repeat that. Pleae don't take offense, but from the tone of your email, it sounds like this may the first web server you are administering. If so, I'd strongly suggest talking to your local ISP/Webhost and see about co-locating with them. I say local, because I wouldn't feel right having extremely sensitive data hosted somewhere where I couldn't drive to the colo and physically get the server if need be. A lot of colos now have lockable server cages now too, so if your ultra paranoid about it you lock the server away even. Local ISP's can be a lot cooler about helping you out with software setup, than the larger businified (new word! :)) co-locaters. Not to mention co-locating is much cheaper than running your own circuit, and having to manage your own server for just one web site. Just grab the phone book and call around... jon ----- Original Message ----- From: "Faye Tarzwell(FayeC)" <ftarzwell at fayec.com> To: "Evolt" <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 5:01 PM Subject: [thelist] Dedicated server? > Hi, > > I am looking for information on how to set up a dedicated server set up > in my office. I know I would need a dedicated connection to the internet > but how would I get that? > I know that it would involve a lot of work with setting up firewalls, > web server security and all but I am dealing with very sensitive > material here. It is actually my husband's website and database. He > doesn't feel comfortable with having this information in a server shared > by many ..............and also he needs tons of space to store both the > database (which will get to be huge) and other graphic material. > I would like to have some feedback from those here who have that kind of > set up themselves and some tips on how I would go about getting it done... > Thank you, > -- > Flavia Tarzwell (FayeC) > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !