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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Wed, Jun. 13th, 2007 10:48 am
Looking for a VPS provider

So I'm thinking it's about time to start looking for dedicated hosting somewhere -- with my unstable living situation, keeping the server at home probably isn't such a good idea anymore.

Anyone have any suggestions for good hosting providers?

Absolute requirements:
  • Virtual Private Server
  • Linux (duh)
  • Full root access, including the ability to install/uninstall whatever software I wish
  • 20+ GB disk space
  • A reasonable amount of RAM, bandwidth, etc.
  • Unrestricted use (short of anything illegal). I know some places write terms into their contract such as "no IRC" or "no VoIP" or silly things like that. I want to be able to run an IRC server or a VoIP server (such as Teamspeak) if the mood strikes me.
  • A configurable firewall of some sort (iptables is preferred, but not required)
  • Competent tech support :p


Nice-to-haves:
  • VPS running on Xen (Virtuozzo or OpenVZ are acceptable, but Xen is preferred)
  • Gentoo
  • Backups done by the hosting provider
  • DNS hosting (but if I don't get this, I need at least 2 static IPs)
  • Reverse DNS


-- Des

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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Jun. 14th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)

ok, thanks! Tektonic actually looks more competitive than the other VPS providers I've found so far.

Xen hosting seems much more expensive, so I'll probably stick with one of the lighter-weight setups. (Given the way Xen allocates server resources, that doesn't surprise me.)


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kion
kion
Kevin Kress
Wed, Jun. 13th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)

q>VPS running on Xen (Virtuozzo or OpenVZ are acceptable, but Xen is preferred)</q>

I will now have to kill you. VMware > Xen

What I really want is a place where I pay for bandwidth and an IP and I just give them a vmdk and vmx file on a DVD. So far I've had no luck finding such a thing.


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kion
kion
Kevin Kress
Wed, Jun. 13th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)

Why does live journal still not allow me to edit comments I've made? WTF.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Jun. 14th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)

hehe.

I've never actually played with VMware. I said "Xen" because that's what people seem to be offering, and that's what I'm familiar with, but VMware would work just as well for my purposes.


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vap0rtranz
vap0rtranz
Justin
Thu, Jun. 14th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)

VMWare *barf* Slows anything you run it on down to a crawl. It's worse than Citrix ... almost. Why any emulation?! People rave about XWindows being insecure, but if you ssh into the server (if they let you; I mean, you're asking for root so I dunno how far they bend) and over a vpn tunnel, then the X session is about as secure as its gonna get ... Patriot Act withstanding of course. Guess it all depends on what you want to bounce off that server ...


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