Unusual Geographic locations
I've caught the low end VPS bug to the point where I'm loosing way too much sleep trying to find the next world city to conduct network experiments with using a budget offering. For instance, I've pushed google translate way past the limit of sanity and then some, using it to send emails to hosting business telling them they should look into offering VPS plans. Anyway forgoing the usual "why would you want to host there?" knee jerk responses - anyone know any low end box style providers with serious geographic diversity? Generally you can find businesses with offerings to customers in most places, but you run into one of two things: 1) the servers are really just somewhere else 2) the minimum plans are very high end.
Some examples of places I'm looking for: Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico (actually there are several offerings but with a high end minimums) Less populated Canada (I have a great plan in Montreal with openvz.ca) Islands Antarctica (expensive collocation does exist there) Asia Africa South America places with only wireless back haul Moving objects: train freight cars, barges, satellites, be creative - the world needs make less sense (anyone want to start a VPS venture with 4G modems in trailer trucks?) Area 51 :) Rural USA
The more remote they are (in terms of Internet connectivity) the better. (although the companies I have mentioned here have great connectivity) As long as a US citizen can legally send money there. (for instance I have found them in places like Iran, but no thanks)
I've only been at this a couple of weeks. I plan to do a write up after I get some more facts and information. I have successfully signed up for (outside of north america & europe):
Australia (exigent.com.au) Iceland (urpad.net)
and and very happy so far with them. I'm now looking at:
India (vr.org) Kazakhstan (nhost.kz/vps-vds-serveri) South Africa (virtualservers.co.za) Chile (www.boxhosting.cl/vps/)
I did find one in Egypt, but I'm not sure about the current political environment over there.