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LInux VPS Hosting.

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Jonathan Carl, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Jonathan Carl

    Jonathan Carl Active Member

    I purchased a VPS from hostv.com not to long ago, and love there services and servers. I just wanted to see what good VPS host's you have found for linux.
  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I use servint and like them very much.
  3. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

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  4. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I took a look at servint before and I would never go with them as they don't provide true VPS's, at least in my opinion. You only have one choice of OS, as far as I know it's almost completely managed for you, and they use Virtuozzo for virtualization instead of Xen.

    Linode is much more open. You can choose whatever OS you want, partition your virtual drives however you want (so you could theoretically have multiple systems installed on different virtual partitions), install whatever you want and basically do whatever you want with your Linode (assuming it is legal). They also use Xen, which does a better job at isolation and makes overselling an impossibility.

    Finally, they have an extensive Linode Library with thorough tutorials on how to do all sorts of stuff with your Linode, and their prices are great.

    I also looked at VPS.net but decided on Linode because I had heard many good things through word-of-mouth. :)

    The only problem I have found with them is their storage prices. The amount of storage you get for the price is cost-prohibitive if you need to host lots of data or a collection of larger files. You could use S3 or another provider for storage, but that's a real pain. That's the one thing I really found attractive about VPS.net - you could add "storage nodes" on to your VPS plan for fairly cheap.
  5. Jonathan Carl

    Jonathan Carl Active Member

    Linode has some very nice prices, I currently pay 39.99 a month for managed services at hostv .But if linode can provide better services....i may switch...
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    For the record, if I were to want to get a 'less managed' vps provider, Linode would be the first choice for me at this time.

    Generally when people ask about 'where to host' questions the less managed providers are not the best choice for their situation... but from now on when someone asks I'll mention both.
  7. Jonathan Carl

    Jonathan Carl Active Member

    well, I had chosen the managed plan because it came with Cpanel / WHM.
  8. wangyu1314

    wangyu1314 Member

    burst.net is good.
  9. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

  10. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

  11. Jonathan Carl

    Jonathan Carl Active Member

    burst.net is dirt cheap, i am scred to even try them...
  12. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    This is the only downside of Linode. They do not offer any sort of control panel (aside from their "virtual hardware" control panel, as I call it, which lets you restart the server, install OS's, manage DNS, etc. - but no cPanel/WHM). They don't even sell licenses actually - while you could easily install cPanel you would have to purchase a license from a 3rd party first. Personally, it's not worth it to me. If I want to do something I usually just learn to do it from the command line, and phpMyAdmin handles all my MySQL needs. :)
  13. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

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  14. Urfe

    Urfe Member

    I've been with ServInt for about 5 years and been very happy with their VPS packages. They *may* allow different operating systems if you ask because I moved from RedHat to CentOS about a year back on the recommendation of one of their techs. It's nice to pick up the phone any time I want and instantly be talking to someone who can help with something. They offer a lot of hand-holding and I've learned a lot from talking with the techs.
  15. Wajdan

    Wajdan Member

  16. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    if youre up for an unmanaged, linode cant be beat.
  17. Cool

    Cool Active Member

    can also just recommend linode. it´s a lot of fun because theire vps´s are very close to a root-server. eaven own compiled distros are working fine there. sure the small ammount of gb per plan is a bit downside but for most users may not that important.
    i own several root and vps-servers (mostly in germany) but only a few are offering xen-virtualized vps and with less futures.
  18. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Another +1 for ServInt. I just recently switched to them a few months ago and have been very happy. Their support is fantastic, too.

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