I recently purchased a server to mess around with. I want to be able to host a few of my own sites, but my home internet is about 5Mbps up and down. I was looking into colo at my local DC and they are asking $50/mo for 1Mbps up/down. They are saying they are giving me a commercial dedicated connection, dual providers, and so on.
My first question is that a fair price for a 1Mbps connection? Both my home internet and their internet have unlimited data transfer (or at least limits I would never go over), so I am wondering if there is anything wrong with using my home connection? Would it be fast enough to handle about 10 websites with 100 visiters a day each? Why would their seemingly slower connection be any better?