No-cost 256MB VPS trade for DNS/email backup?
I currently have a dedicated server which I use for my hosting (web, DNS, MySQL, email, and a few other things.)
I would like to have a small VPS or 2 to use as backup DNS/email servers. I may also run Nagios on one of them to monitor my dedicated server.
Since I already have a dedicated server for hosting my sites, the VPS would not host any sites and would produce absolutely minimal traffic/IO/CPU. (I host about a dozen low-traffic domains; projects I'm working on, and personal sites of my own and friends.)
I was hoping that someone in a similar situation might be willing to swap a low-end VPS with me, i.e. I set up a VPS on my dedicated server for you, and you do the same for me?
I can provide 1 IPv4 address to you, and a bunch of IPv6 addresses (via a Hurricane Electric IPv6 tunnel that I already have set up.) I would need 1 IPv4 address and 1 IPv6 address (if you're not running IPv6 that's ok, I can set up another tunnel, but it would have to be a VPS capable of using a tunnel, i.e. something like VirtualBox or XEN, no paravirtualization.)
No control panels, nothing fancy, just a basic VPS using whatever virtualization software you prefer. :-) (I'm running VirtualBox on my end.)
My server is collocated in a datacenter in South Bend, Indiana, although it really doesn't matter to me where the VPS is located, it can be in your living room for all I care, again I don't need bandwidth, just a (reasonably) reliable low-end VPS.
Obviously if your VPS starts hammering my server's bandwidth, or your VPS gets compromised or used for anything illegal it will be deleted, and I would expect you to do the same to mine for the same reasons. I'm not looking to set up any sort of contract or liability or warranty. I'm not a business, I just host my own stuff for fun and would prefer to share resources to save us both some money, so this arrangement would be terminable at any time by either party. I don’t wish to get in to the hosting business (again… been there, done that, got the t-shirt.) :-)
256 MB Seems to be the minimum you can comfortably run CentOS in without tweaking stuff, and that's my OS of choice, thus the request for 256 MB, but I'd be willing consider other ideas.