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Standalone Internet Explorer and Hosting

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For those interested, I’ve added a few more mirrors for the Standalone IE downloads. I’m really beginning to feel the download stress here at Skyzyx.com, as I hit ~25GB transfer last month and my max is 30GB per month. So, I signed up for a Dreamhost account (I caught the 1 year for $7.77 deal!) which added another 40 or 60 GB of transfer a month… I forget which. Either way, I’m not too worried anymore about going over my transfer bandwidth for the month anymore.

I’ve gone ahead and added my new server (www.skyzyx.net) to the download list as “Primary Download 1”. I’ve also finally gotten around to adding the MackHosting.com mirror. Chris at MackHosting.com has turned out to be a cool guy that I’ve gotten a chance to talk to a bit via IM. Although he’s not a weblogger, he does offer really good small business hosting plans (100 MB space and 1GB transfer for $30/year). Go give his website some love.

I’ve also been contacted by someone who knows how to enable conditional comments in the Standalone IE’s. I’ve really been lagging on getting this information out to the public, but I’m hoping to get to it this weekend. Keep an eye out.


I figured out how to get Bit Torrent setup, so you can now download these files via BT too!

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.