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Re: [Lynx-dev] ot: slightly web host ideas?

From: Travis Siegel
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] ot: slightly web host ideas?
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:01:42 -0400 (EDT)
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Multiple solutions.
First possible solution is to change the ssh port the daemon uses on dreamhost. I used to run my ssh daemon on port 443 when I worked for a company in Delaware who blocked outgoing port 22 requests, but since https uses port 443, they kind of had to let that port through, and that allowed me to connect to my home machines without raising any red flags. Second option is to do what I suggested the first time, setup a virtual private server (vps), and host your own site, lots of companies offer this capability, and it's more secure than a shared host like dreamhost, because you own the entire instance on the server, not just the little corner the host gives you. I use for this purpose, but you can choose any provider you like. Once the VPS is up and running, you can't tell the difference between it and any other supposedly real host machine on the internet, which means, your company will have complete control over their hosting, email, and whatever else they have on the server. Not to mention, it's trivially easy to maintain linux servers these days, what with all the automation the package tools provide now.

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