Wanted: machine I can telnet to, have shell access on, host web site on, and…? (See details) Suggestions?

Question by Do your own thinking!: Wanted: machine I can telnet to, have shell access on, host web site on, and…? (See details) Suggestions?
It has been a LONG time since I’ve done this.

I want to be able to telnet somewhere that’ll give me a Unix shell, with Pine and trn and all the basics like that, and which’ll host a web site (domain name mine). The ability to use some extras, like run a majordomo, would be nice but are not critical.

What exactly am I asking for, nowadays? One does not exactly see ads saying “Now, with exciting new trn for improved Usenet access!” ISPs in the area have all been “Shell access? Go away, please,” for years.

Any suggestions for companies/ways to phrase what I’m asking for that makes more sense?

Best answer:

Answer by Danno_D_Manno
I suggest Red Hat Fedora Core 4 OS.

“ISPs in the area have all been “Shell access? Go away, please,” for years.”

True and they should be if they care about the security on their shared-use servers. I suggest to go with a dedicated or virtual-dedicated server. Virtual-dedicated is a new technology out there that allows the affordability of a shared server with the useability of a dedicated server. Admin access allows you to have root level access and install and run virtually anything on the server.

See the Virtual Dedicated hosting offer here http://www.xmlwebhost.com/web_hosting.php

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