Can I host websites in-house effectively ?

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I have a need and the resources to host websites for development/testing. Can my users access these ssites via internet-over-satellite using this business service ?
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Russ Colombo

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wm4bama, Champion

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At one time there was a rule that customers could not host a web site(s) on their service...I've not seen an update to that rule and the rules may be different if you have a business (commercial) account..
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The acceptable use policy can be found here: https://www.exede.com/documents/master/acceptable-use-policy.pdf Having your own site is not a violation but, other things that might be done on that site could be. Read the policy, be sure you don't need an Enterprise or, Business account before you proceed. If you have further questions, please email them to exedelistens@viasat.com, someone in corporate will be able to answer your questions and, keep you form getting in trouble.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Russ,  Please send an email to exedelistens@viasa.com with details of your website. Also include your account and contact number. 
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Landon

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Anyone have a update?
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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an update to this old thread? You can run a website (many of our customers do) I think it largely depends on the scope. If you want to run a personal page, blog, business site. You're probably fine. If you want to try to be the next Hostgator or GoDaddy....you probably won't do too well with satellite internet. 
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Russ Colombo

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Thanks for the info Brad.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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No problem. I think the real question is the extent of hosting. I mean I run a blog but with how seldom I mess with it I think my facebook activity uses more data
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Landon

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i was just wanting to host a small one maybe 20 people a month is port 80 blocked thanks alot brad!
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Landon

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and do yall have static ip? i have not even got it yet, i got yalls unlimted tier 2 and installer is coming wensday just wanting to know again thanks!!!
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Oliver

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Only the biz accounts have static IP. But the res accounts don't change IP's much. So changing dns is no big deal.
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Russ Colombo

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Or go and get DynDNS and let them worry about it...
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Landon

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Ok thank yall so much is port 80 blocked?
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Landon

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Ok thank yall so much is port 80 blocked?
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Just remember residential upload speeds are touted as "up to" 3 Mbps. Don't know about Business plans. I rarely get above 1 Mbps on upload and your upload speed is the other guy's download speed; you're also imposing your satellite latency on the any visitor(s) from the real world.  Make it lean and mean - during my active developer days I tried it, it does work but overall results were less than stellar due to upload speeds I get. However,  it worked to my already low expectations and was essentially limited to a single concurrent user (me from work).

Port 80 wasn't blocked when I tried it but that was over 3 years ago now.

P.S. I had better success hosting both REST and XML web services (rather than web sites) and consuming them from afar at work with customized web service client(s). 
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Oliver

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Port 80 is not blocked. Infact if you use bridge mode and your own router such as pfsense you can take a few public IP's so it makes testing multiple sites easy.
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chris

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Port 80 and 443 are both blocked for me. How did you open yours?
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Landon

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i am so confused i have heard they are not blocked?
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chris

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Not sure if viasat offers static ip's, you'll likely need that for your web host. Then configure your server with cloudflare (free) to get better delivery to your visitors. ( I recommend buying a hosting package, i use a2hosting and am very pleased with it. also smarterasp is a really good host too)
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BBwithdrawls

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Why would you go thru all this pain and setup when you can purchase web hosting for less that 12 bucks a month ? I have a web hosting account and have several websites on it with no restriction on number of sites and they do all the hard work , backup nightly ect 
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Russ Colombo

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Almost all hosting sites (especially the cheap ones) will host database servers on different machines which really slows down performance. And while you may get a non-shared web server, you're not going to get a dedicated database server unless you pop for a dedicated server.