Why is this ?
Posted on 2002-04-04
I have been reading up on ADSL and every service provider seems to always include a note that says that ADSL is not recommended for use in providing Web services.
By this I am assuming they mean that trying to run IIS/Apache behind an ADLS connection is a bad idea because they can't guarentee the upload ( or download from the clients perspective ) bandwidth.
My question is, Is this really an issue ?
I mean isn't a 256K uplink (512 downlink) ADSL almost always a better solution than a 128K ISDN (I know a guy running a Web Server behind a single channel ISDN line which he gets for free, so he keeps it connected all the tiem. Accessing his site is a little slow, but not terrible).
In the bad old days, I ran a BBS (wildcat !) on a single 9600 baud modem, and everyone at the time was quite happy - even though it was possible that often the modem would be busy, and you would have to call back later.
How can 256K always on, always available to any number of users, be that undesirable ?
Are they refering to heavy loads causing user dissatification or is there some other issue I should know about ?