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Seeking new host

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Adam Howard, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    It's the time again when all my contracts are up and I re-evolute everything & seek possible alternatives. Below are the current (and some past) host in which I have used (and deem acceptable).

    * Current approved list

    Iceland = http://www.thordc.com
    Sweden = http://www.bahnhof.net
    Germany = http://www.server4you.net
    Sweden = http://www.prq.se
    Sweden = http://www.glesys.se
    Sweden = http://www.swedehost.net
    Netherlands = http://www.leaseweb.com
    Malaysia = http://www.shinjiru.com
    Netherlands = http://www.transip.eu

    **Exploratory list

    United Kingdom = http://www.simplexwebs.com
    United States = https://my.hawkhost.com/aff.php?aff=1096
    United States = http://www.chicagovps.net

    *I've used them, tested them, and would recommend them.

    ** I'm exploring their services now and will report back at a later time

    ^ So can anyone recommend any good alternative VPS providers?

    I define Good as a provider who is fast, secure, stable, accepts adult content, and their VPS plan doesn't equal the same price as a low end dedicated server.

    Requirements are:

    5 GB disk space
    2 GB ram
    Debian or Ubuntu
    DirectAdmin is optional
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

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  3. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    Never heard of any of the above, except chicagovps.net has a bad rep, just search for them on http://www.lowendtalk.com/ forums ;)

    check webhostingtalk.com for VPS offers

    if you look for unmanaged VPS then check out the following via google search for

    site:www.lowendtalk.com/ top provider 2012

    they hold quarterly end user polls to determine best VPS (low end mainly unmanaged) for each quarter

    summarised at http://www.lowendtalk.com/wiki/top-providers

    only tried ramnode.com and buyvm.net to date but hostigation.com has a good rep too

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  4. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

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  5. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    You've been exploring that exploratory list for about a year now.
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  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Nimbus Hosting are fantastic and I'm hearing good stuff about XFHost (Mike Edge).
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  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Will review both of those, thanks :)
  9. Ranma1981

    Ranma1981 Member

    Hello Adam,

    interesting lists. I can advice SimplexWebs, nice hosting and performance, with Litespeed + SSD. Medialayer it top notch, eAccellerator + Percona MySQL + LiteSpeed (DC in USA and EU).

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  10. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Interesting site. lowendtalk.com

    Not 100% sure the credibility of all those host listed on it. But there are some good gems that seem to "check out" (such as your list).

    Will be inquiring and may add one or two of those on my exploring list.
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the referral (will do some homework on that 2nd one).
  12. Jarod

    Jarod Active Member

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  13. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    nice affiliate link Adam :whistle:
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  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Provided it's public and not hidden, it's allowed.

    If they all offered affiliates they'd all be affiliate links.
  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    You're the 3rd person to recommend them (I posted this in a few places, not just here).

    I've been told by their pre-sales though that they don't exactly "want" adult content (although last I checked their TOS supports it). That kind of gives a mix message. Have you hosting any such content and has there been any issues?
  16. bhuwan

    bhuwan Member

    Check out DigitalOcean in NY.
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  17. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    If a cloud service is what you're looking for, I, too, would recommend Digital Ocean. I emailed them recently about someone using their service to do nefarious things and their actions were very timely. It was rather refreshing to see, considering some cloud service providers don't care what happens on their network as long as they get paid.
  18. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I think that's what Anonymous is looking for. A managed platform that has no holdups.
  19. Jarod

    Jarod Active Member


    No restrictions for "Dedicated servers"
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  20. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    hmm, news to me as far as in a post
    carry on (y)
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