[kwlug-disc] VPS hosting

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Mon Nov 26 14:53:56 EST 2012


For "small hosting" (one server, not high requirements) 10,000 feet view, the VPS offerings are basically equivalent and you can't go wrong with either of the brand name companies you mention (Rackspace, Linode, Amazon AWS).

What's more, since billing is per hour you can just try them out for a few days for just a few dollars (a basic VPS without lots of data transfer is less than $20/month running 24/7).

I'm not familiar with Linode but for AWS and Rackspace if you have high performance requirements (and the budget) you may want to look later on at their hosted mysql and/or memcache services and also their SSD offerings. 

If you have specific concerns please feel free to ask me on/off the list and I'll be glad to give my input.

Fernando Duran

----- Original Message -----
> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
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> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 12:45:33 PM
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] VPS hosting
> 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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