I currently use a 50 / 25 Mbps Verizon FiOS internet plan. However, it’s residential, and the Terms of service prohibit hosting any kind of server from home. But I have hosted a small web site (~100 kbps average) from home, and Verizon has never detected it (it’s on port 80).
Recently, I have thought of hosting a large quantity of game servers (20-40, 13 Mbps total on average) from residential Internet, and I’m worried about the ISP finding out and cancelling my whole hosting operation.
A work-around to this is getting a cheap VPS for $8, and using it as a “proxy” between outside visitors and my home server. The sole purpose of this VPS would be to hide my true IP address from the world, so nobody can find out I’m abusing the contract and get me terminated.
Another benefit is that the ISP may get less suspicious if all the uploading is only going to one IP address instead of many. Uploading heavily only to 1 client is not what a server usually does.
A FiOS business plan, which allows the hosting of servers, will cost too much. Does Verizon get suspicious if the average upload traffic is 13 Mbps? If it will, will they still be suspicious if I use the whole VPS-proxy plan?
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