[kwlug-disc] VPS hosting

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Mon Nov 26 13:00:18 EST 2012

I've got two linode servers: One personal server, and one for a work site.

Cost-wise, it is pretty good: I pay about $220 for a year of service on the
512MB plan since I don't do any heavy lifting (Mumble server, public file
store, US proxy).

I'm very happy with their service.

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> Bikeshed topic!
> So we are seriously considering purchasing some VPS hosting. We have
> lots of data (5-10GB) to store, but not much bandwidth usage (say 10GB
> per month). We would be hosting Drupal and probably some custom web
> development (hopefully all on the same VPS, unless it makes sense
> financially to purchase separate ones). We would be looking for a
> barebones Debian install that we can lock down and customize.
> The two big players seem to be Linode and Rackspace (and I guess there
> is Amazon EC2, but I am bigoted against Amazon). Of the two I am
> falling for the Linode branding because its name is derived from
> Linux, but that is an arbitrary emotional justification.
> Of the two, is there one that is better?
> There appear to be a lot of smaller players in the VPS space as well.
> Should I be looking at some of them? If so then which ones and why?
> I am apprehensive about going the VPS route because maintaining a
> server on the Internet is terrifying. But I am not sure that shared
> hosting is going to meet our needs so well either.
> - Paul
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Chris Irwin
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