VPS on the island of Ireland?
I think I already know the answer to this but I'm posting out of sheer desperation in the hope I won't have to check into an asylum. I have a client who, how to put this politely...knows her own mind.
I'm working on a project for her and need a VPS for it. It's just simple web stuff with Wordpress - not many views per day. Technically shared hosting would be fine but as I said she knows what she wants & her friend has told her a VPS is the way to go. His email actually called it a VPL, not a VPS so that gives you an idea of his knowledge.
The issue is that she insists that it is hosted on the island of Ireland (so Northern or Republic is fine). When I initially took on the project I was going to use AWS Lightsail's Ireland region. Which is in budget and would fit her requirments perfectly. Too easy. She initially agreed to this but now she's figured out that the A in AWS stands for Amazon, she wants an alternative. She doesn't like Amazon one bit, as I now repeatedly find out everytime I have to contact her.
I've tried explaining the market to her several times, and also why having it hosted somewhere other than the bit of land she lives on is perfectly fine. She's concerned that because she has an .ie domain, it has to legally be hosted on the island. After having to hold in the laughter I explaind it doesn't but she is having none of it.
Her argument with regard to all other prices being higher the Amazon's is "if Amazon can do it, so can everyone else" and she won't accept she's wrong. I'm losing the battle and will to live.
So my question is, does anyone know of any low-end providers with Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland locations please?
Something along the lines of 25GB SSD, 1 CPU, 1 or 2GB Ram will be fine. Email is hosted elsewhere so it is just for wordpress. Her budget is around £5 per month, so about $7 or €6. She can go up a little bit. As I say, I'm not expecting to find anything but really hoping there's a provider I don't know about.