[kwlug-disc] Any experience with vpsville.ca?

Andrew Sullivan Cant acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jan 18 22:44:45 EST 2012


Linode did look interesting. But missed on 2 points, for me. Located in 
USA and a minimum price of $20.

The do seem to have a good reputation.

Andrew


On 15/01/12 04:07 AM, Chris Irwin wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 10:33:57PM -0500, Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
>> So vpsville.ca has a hosting option at $10, they are in Toronto, but
>> their reviews are inconsistent. Some glowing and some damning.
>
> I ended up with linode. It is in the USA, which is unfortunate. But they
> have a pretty good features, including ssh to serial console, rescue
> environment, etc. They came somewhat recommended from some chats on IRC.
>
> They also allow you to have multiple VMs (though you can only run one at
> a time). It makes building a new server (or upgrading) nice and easy as
> you can keep your previous machine around.
>
> I paid ~$220 for 1 year of service (I'm on my second year with them).
>
> Worth noting is that they have an internal apt-cache server. You
> have to set it up manually, but then anything coming through apt doesn't
> count toward your transfer allotment.
>
> Also worth noting is that backups are an additional addon. I simply grab
> a copy of the entire server via rsync on a weekly basis. I prefer to
> have copies of everything anyway.
>
>
>
>
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