A good vps?


#1

hi, i need a good vps for my site (with full root access and under
gentoo, or maybe debian, what do you suggest?), i’ve looked at
http://www.railshostinginfo.com/ and i like these two:

OCS Solutions - Plan: Platinum VZ
Virtual platform: OpenVZ
Transfer (GB): 512 GB
Storage: 20 GB
Memory: 512 MB
OS: linux (gentoo)
Monthly cost: 44.95

VPSLink - Plan: Link-4
Virtual platform: OpenVZ
Transfer (GB): 500 GB
Storage: 20 GB
Memory: 512 MB
OS: linux (gentoo)
Monthly cost: 33.29

what do you think ? do you suggest something else (less than 50$
monthly)
thanks :slight_smile:


#2

On 2/16/07, david removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

OS: linux (gentoo)
what do you think ? do you suggest something else (less than 50$
monthly)
thanks :slight_smile:

Slicehost, Vpsland. I have clients on both and have no complaints.


Rick O.
http://weblog.techno-weenie.net
http://mephistoblog.com


#3

I’ve been using rimuhosting.com for personal and work projects, and have
been very satisfied.


#4

+1 on Rimuhosting, both for VPS and dedicated server

On 16 Feb 2007, at 21:40, Jon G. wrote:

I’ve been using rimuhosting.com for personal and work projects, and
have
been very satisfied.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt


#5

Jon G. wrote:

I’ve been using rimuhosting.com for personal and work projects, and have
been very satisfied.

i looked rimuhosting, but i thing it’s quite expensive: $49.95 for just
288MB ram, bandwidth 75GB and disk 4GB…

about slicehost they have for 38$ 512 mb ram, 20 gb hard disk and just
200 gb bandwidth, that i think it’s quite low :frowning:

about vpsland for 59$ (51$ year): 512 mb ram, 20 gb hard disk, 550 gb
bandwidth…quite good, but expensive compared with ocs and vpslink :frowning:


#6

about vpsland for 59$ (51$ year): 512 mb ram, 20 gb hard disk, 550 gb
bandwidth…quite good, but expensive compared with ocs and vpslink :frowning:

vpsland has xen instead of openVZ, and i think it’s good ^^


#7

I’ve had good experience with vpslink.com They’re pretty cheap and
you’re able to scale up to a bigger plan in a couple minutes. My
site survived the front page of digg and reddit after upgrading the
plan. I don’t have any rails experience with them but you definitely
can compile it and use it if you want.

Andy


#8

+1 to Slicehost.com

Vish


#9

I also like rimuhosting. Responsive support and they also have a very
nice dns management interface.

Chris


#10

We’ve used OCS and VPSLink. No complaints with either and all our new
hosting is going to OCS.

Nic.

david wrote:

hi, i need a good vps for my site (with full root access and under
gentoo, or maybe debian, what do you suggest?), i’ve looked at
http://www.railshostinginfo.com/ and i like these two:

OCS Solutions - Plan: Platinum VZ
Virtual platform: OpenVZ
Transfer (GB): 512 GB
Storage: 20 GB
Memory: 512 MB
OS: linux (gentoo)
Monthly cost: 44.95

VPSLink - Plan: Link-4
Virtual platform: OpenVZ
Transfer (GB): 500 GB
Storage: 20 GB
Memory: 512 MB
OS: linux (gentoo)
Monthly cost: 33.29

what do you think ? do you suggest something else (less than 50$
monthly)
thanks :slight_smile:


#11

+1 www.slicehost.com, they totally rock.


#12

hi, i’m choosing gentoo as distros, do you suggest a good vps, with
maybe a compiling farm ? (i saw something time ago, but they had only 80
mb ram)


#13

Peter De Berdt wrote:

+1 on Rimuhosting, both for VPS and dedicated server

On 16 Feb 2007, at 21:40, Jon G. wrote:

I’ve been using rimuhosting.com for personal and work projects, and
have
been very satisfied.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

+= 10 on Rimu if you are somebody who needs some help with the IT side
of things. I’m a good programer but I suck as an admin. I’ve never
found any other ISP who would even acknowledge my emails. Rimu actually
DOES things for me that are quick and easy for them and would take me
hours of googling and trial and error. Then they tell me exactly what
they did so I can learn as I go. No other ISP on the planet even comes
close when it comes to customer service.

jp


#14

nick wrote:

hi, i’m choosing gentoo as distros, do you suggest a good vps, with
maybe a compiling farm ? (i saw something time ago, but they had only 80
mb ram)

found… bytemark:
http://bytemark.co.uk./page/Live/hosting/prices/virtualmachine
but they have just 100 mbps bandwidth :frowning: do you know something like
that?


#15

well if you want some good vps, you dont want gentoo, you want CentoOS,
i know what i am talking about cuz i am a getoo user and tried gentoo
vps b4


#16

Please, take my word for it, don’t use Gentoo as a production server, I’ve
heard horrid stories about it. I’d recommend Ubuntu (my personal favorite)
or CentOS (which is used on most hosting environments, but I don’t like the
way the OS is going forward, and if you google around, I’m not the only
one).

Sorry to push in. What have you heard about Gentoo? Just wondered as
I’m a Gentoo user who’s currently trying to choose between Gentoo and
Ubuntu for a VPS :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Jord


#17

On 26 Feb 2007, at 12:07, nick wrote:

hi, i’m choosing gentoo as distros, do you suggest a good vps, with
maybe a compiling farm ? (i saw something time ago, but they had
only 80
mb ram)

Please, take my word for it, don’t use Gentoo as a production server,
I’ve heard horrid stories about it. I’d recommend Ubuntu (my personal
favorite) or CentOS (which is used on most hosting environments, but
I don’t like the way the OS is going forward, and if you google
around, I’m not the only one).

Choosing the best VPS depends on a few things, but here we go:
• Bytemark.co.uk: very good VPS, but only use them if you’re a good
linux sysadmin or have someone who is able to decently set up your
server for you. Most people I know on Bytemark use it for Java apps.
• Rimuhosting: my personal favorite, a bit more expensive, but their
excellent support just makes up for the extra few dollars spent,
their servers just kick ass. If you put “Please install the Rails
stack” when you register, they’ll set up your server with everything
needed to deploy your applications with ease. If you’re not too
confident about configuring your server, their support is just great:
each time I asked them something (and I’m fairly good at
administrating a linux server myself, so my questions were quite
technical), they sent me a mail containing the exact procedure with
very accurate information and a message that they already did my work
for me.
• Railsmachine: I’ve heard great things about them (and considering
the server admins are quite active on the list and the rails
community, they’ll figure out the most efficient way of deploying for
you).

This said, there’s been an active discussion on the topic over the
last few weeks, so if you search the forums, you’ll find hundreds of
similar questions and very similar answers too :wink:

Best regards

Peter De Berdt


#18

nick wrote the following on 26.02.2007 12:07 :

hi, i’m choosing gentoo as distros, do you suggest a good vps, with
maybe a compiling farm ? (i saw something time ago, but they had only 80
mb ram)

Linode is OK for me. They are hosting my Gentoo server for 2 years now
and I had very few problems (some electrical and network outages one
year ago). The people there are highly technical and this makes for a
really good client support.

I’m using the smallest server they propose: 128 MB, 4GB and 50GB/month
and I’m happy with it (at the beginning it was only a 64MB, 3GB and
25GB/month, but they upgrade the old accounts when they update their
pricing which is quite nice).

Expect longer compile times (gcc and glibc take their time) and pay
attention to the space available in /var/tmp/portage for these long
compilations.

I’ve not yet installed a Rails application on it (in fact the only
application I could put on it is an evil beast with hundreds of
thousands of rows in the database so I’m cautious).

Lionel


#19

Ok, thanks. I’m leaning towards Ubuntu :slight_smile:


#20

On 26 Feb 2007, at 15:08, Jordan E. wrote:

Sorry to push in. What have you heard about Gentoo? Just wondered as
I’m a Gentoo user who’s currently trying to choose between Gentoo and
Ubuntu for a VPS :slight_smile:

The main concern the people I talked with concerning Gentoo is
related to the Gentoo philosophy of updating as much as possible.
In fact, Gentoo doesn’t have stable releases, as everything is
centered around fast, incremental updates. Gentoo encourages you to
update as much as possible (it’s all over their documentation) and
when updating the system, a profile update will try to replace your
system. A profile update will mess around with your configuration
files and even alter them, which means a reboot can lead to your
server just being offline for hours because the update has broken
your setup. If you add to that the time it usually takes to get your
Gentoo server completely set up the way you want it and you’ll have
to go through all these time-consuming steps over and over again,
it’s just not a very effective system for servers, but it’s a great
system for people who like to play around with just about everything
there is in Linux.

My Ubuntu experience has been: install it, configure it in a few
hours and then just install the security updates as they come along.
And if I update, I do it with peace of mind that everything will keep
on running as smooth as a baby’s bottom :slight_smile:

Best regards

Peter De Berdt