My first dedicated server, back in 2005


This is a short post about my first ever dedicated server… back in 2005. I seldom forget exactly how long I’ve been involved in the web industry. I took a moment to reflect back in time. Using the WayBackMachine I was able to find the company’s page and details. I rented my first dedicated server from a company called AngelNetworkz. This image below is exactly how I remember their website and page looking.

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Back then I was literally a young teenager and supported the cost of the server rental with a paper route. I had an interest in building websites the moment I got my hands on the Internet at a young age. One thing led to another and I eventually slowly worked my way up the web hosting chain. First getting shared hosting, then reseller hosting and then a dedicated server. There was really no virtual servers back in this time. I remember being so excited about being in full control of my own dedicated server.

Looking at the specs of the server in present time is now laughable…

  • Intel Celeron Processor 2.40 GHz CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 120GB HDD
  • 1000GB bandwidth on a 100Mbps port

It seems crazy how much you can get for the same amount of money these days and really shows you how far things have come in a relatively short period of time.

Karl Nyen

Published by Karl Nyen

Karl Nyen has been involved in the virtualization, server, web development and web hosting industry for over 10 years. In his current role at a managed service provider, he is focused on cloud-based solutions for enterprise clients. His diverse background of sales, management, and architectural/technical expertise bring a unique perspective to the virtualization practice. Karl welcomes input from vendors, industry contacts, and end users.

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