[kwlug-disc] VPS hosting

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Mon Nov 26 15:00:49 EST 2012





----- Original Message -----
> From: Jonathan D. Poole <jpoole at digitaljedi.ca>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 2:03:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] VPS hosting
> 
> Hey Paul,
> 
> This is really a loaded, heavily competitive market question.  It really depends 
> on your personal likes, and flexibility requirements.  You have your giants like 
> amazon, rackspace.  They're based on openstack architecture. Then you others 
> that are derivatives of openstack components like linode.

perhaps you mean Xen (hypervisor) instead of OpenStack ? AFAIK Amazon doesn't use OpenStack, the impression I have is that Rackspace is the only big VPS provider that uses it (they pretty much developed it), and it looks more as a work in progress than a mature technology, I may be wrong.

Cheers,
 
---------------------
Fernando Duran
http://www.fduran.com

> 
> Myself, I run a vmware platform and do VPS hosting for pay as you go, and 
> monthly commit customers.  So I may be a bit biased in my recommendations, but I 
> have used aws, linode, and iweb/rackspace before for my own needs.  If you want 
> some information, I'll send it to you if you are interested.
> 
> What's the terrifying concerns you have? are they based on security? or just 
> that the internet is a dark scary place full of peddlers, liars, and thieves?
> 
> Regards,
> Jonathan D. Poole
> jpoole at boxfabric.com
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Paul Nijjar
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 12:45 PM
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> 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
> 
> -- http://pnijjar.freeshell.org
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