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A Good VPS Company to Choose?

livingvirtuallivingvirtual Member
edited October 2011 in General

I a bit confused regarding which VPS company I should choose. My budget is around $5 to $7 a month. I want

512 MB of RAM
20 GB of Disk Space
2 IPs
SolusVM (Preferred)
Bandwidth of about 500GB or 1000GB a month.

I thought of using Burst.NET but their attitude towards customers surely didn't make up my mind to go with them. Other providers too I was scared about reliability. Could someone suggest me a good VPS under these parameters.

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  • Do you have a specific location or virtualization technology (OpenVZ/KVM/Xen) in mind?

  • I am still learning about Linux so I don't mind which technology is used for virtualization. If you just want an option then I can say OpenVZ, I have used it before and I think many providers might be using this method. For location I can say is a place with the good connectivity and peering. How about Los Angeles,CA?

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  • livingvirtual said: How about Los Angeles,CA?

    Hostigation seems to fit your bill pretty spot on.

  • kiloservekiloserve Member
    edited October 2011

    livingvirtual said: If you just want an option then I can say OpenVZ, I have used it before and I think many providers might be using this method.

    The vast majority of providers do OpenVZ.

    The benefit of OpenVZ is that you can often get more resources due to "overselling". Overselling done right is not a bad thing at all.

    The other options like Xen and KVM are thought of as higher end products.

    Due to the limited over-selling capabilities of Xen and KVM, they probably are (generally) of higher quality.

    But as always, it comes down to the provider, no matter the resources or plan, if you get a shoddy provider, you'll have a shoddy VPS.

    I wouldn't get too stuck at the Virtualization technology. My suggestion for you would be Xen-PV (ParaVirtualization) & OpenVZ as they are very similar in use and quick to install via template. Xen-HVM and KVM will require you to install the OS manually although some providers do have templates for these too.

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  • livingvirtuallivingvirtual Member
    edited October 2011

    Kairus said: Hostigation seems to fit your bill pretty spot on.

    I see they are good,they also have a colocated space in California. But they only seem to be offering one IP. I also see many good reviews. I was kinda scared when I first visited their page,the image was kinda scary!

    kiloserve said: livingvirtual said: If you just want an option then I can say OpenVZ, I have used it before and I think many providers might be using this method.

    The vast majority of providers do OpenVZ.

    The benefit of OpenVZ is that you can often get more resources due to "overselling". Overselling done right is not a bad thing at all.

    The other options like Xen and KVM are thought of as higher end products.

    Due to the limited over-selling capabilities of Xen and KVM, they probably are (generally) of higher quality.

    But as always, it comes down to the provider, no matter the resources or plan, if you get a shoddy provider, you'll have a shoddy VPS.

    I wouldn't get too stuck at the Virtualization technology. My suggestion for you would be Xen-PV (ParaVirtualization) & OpenVZ as they are very similar in use and quick to install via template. Xen-HVM and KVM will require you to install the OS manually although some providers do have templates for these too.

    I too do not bother about the virtualization technology used but I might surely prefer one that's a little more easy and comfortable to use. So I think I'll go with OpenVZ if I am taking a plan.

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  • livingvirtual said: I see they are good,they also have a colocated space in California. But they only seem to be offering one IP. I also see many good reviews. I was kinda scared when I first visited their page,the image was kinda scary!

    Tim really should replace that image, I designed the website and left it as a placeholder :P
    Hostigation is an awesome host, the support is excellent and uptime/stability is great, I would recommend OpenVZ as you're a beginner :)

  • Yeah they really seem to be good however out of stock :(

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  • Your right about Burst and thats what put us off from getting any boxes with them, the networks not to clever either, or at least thats my impression from some of the stuff i have read, but i guess only there customers know the facts.

  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member
    edited October 2011

    livingvirtual said: however out of stock

    Depends on what it is you are looking for, 128mb KVM just forget it as the demand is too high, but the others, I have some OpenVZ in LA left, I might need to adjus the package available to make one the size you want.

    Just running way behind getting some new nodes out there and hit a brick wall yesterday when 4 out of 4 raid cards were bad, but once I get that sorted with the vendor, the node count in LA will nearly double for a good push til the end of year.

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  • @miTgiB
    Any idea when the OVZ-512 packages will be restocked? I looking forward to take one.

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  • livingvirtual said: I looking forward to take one.

    No problem, took 2 256's down, put 1 512 up.

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  • kiloserve said: KVM will require you to install the OS manually although some providers do have templates for these too.

    It takes a bit of tweaking to get those working correctly. Hopefully we'll see better tools for handling VM disks.

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  • Thanks a lot. Could you reserve it for sometime so that I can just check around all plans I have got yet. I'll inform you if I am taking it or not. Thanks Again.

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  • livingvirtual said: Could you reserve it

    Open a ticket if you decide to buy as once it's up for sale, it's first come first serve.

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  • livingvirtuallivingvirtual Member
    edited October 2011

    Ok I'll just get everything ready

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  • 4 of 4 cards.
    What manufacturer are they form?
    Must be some "oak" fell asleep on the production line. LOL
    Was it assembled in China as I've seen some docos on how those guys work and some of them sleep at work and only go home once or twice a month.

    YourVZ.com

  • These were some pulls off eBay of 3ware 9650's from a seller in Alabama, so I imagine they fall off the docks at the 3ware plant there somehow and then make their way out to the world.

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  • miTgiB said: Just running way behind getting some new nodes out there and hit a brick wall yesterday when 4 out of 4 raid cards were bad

    And people ask me why I run linux software raid... 'cause I live 200 miles north of nowhere, where shipping takes weeks :)

    Hostigation provides great service for both KVM and OpenVz. Highly recommended, you won't go wrong.

    I see Bitcable popped into this thread for a moment -- that's another VERY high quality service for you. I recently moved some things to them and it's been stellar.

    If you decide to do business with either of these companies you won't regret it!

  • I bought hardware off eBay one time. Never again....

    Heck, I don't even buy my RPG material off of eBay anymore.

  • drmike said: I bought hardware off eBay one time. Never again....

    I've never had a bad transaction on eBay as a buyer or seller and looking at my account "Member since: Oct-24-98 in United States" I guess I've been around there a bit. Now things have come non-functional before, but the transaction always ends well with the seller making the product good. For me, never buy from someone with a lot of recent negative transactions, new to the biz is ok with me if the total is still under the buyer protection. I still have not been totally jaded by humanity yet.

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  • drmikedrmike Member
    edited October 2011

    I still have not been totally jaded by humanity yet.

    Well my ex fiancee lives openly here in Charlotte with 19 outstanding warrants so....

    I got screwed over by someone selling a "refurbished" router when i was first starting to buy my own hardware. It was self rewired with little bit sticking out if you catch my meaning. I tried to return it and, long story short, he got out of the negative review by using one of those (I can't spell the word. third party in the middle decides who's right) services.

  • Bitcable also has a lot of nice reviews but not low end. It won't fit my budget. I think in a week or 2 I am gonna get a box from Hostigation. @miTgiB When will the stock for 512 be back?

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  • maxexcloo said: Tim really should replace that image

    Never!

  • Nah the site looks cool with that pic :D

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  • cedric said: Never!

    You never know, I might put up a set a PONY free special :P

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  • miTgiB said: You never know, I might put up a set a PONY free special :P

    Yes Please! :D

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  • drmike said: I got screwed over by someone selling a "refurbished" router when i was first starting to buy my own hardware. It was self rewired with little bit sticking out if you catch my meaning. I tried to return it and, long story short, he got out of the negative review by using one of those (I can't spell the word. third party in the middle decides who's right) services.

    Arbitration?

    drmike said: Well my ex fiancee lives openly here in Charlotte with 19 outstanding warrants so....

    WTF?

    Postgres

  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member
    edited October 2011

    justinb said: WTF?

    The key to being a low level criminal in the US is don't drive, the police are not going to bother doing actual police work when they get 99% of the people they are looking for from questionable traffic stops. Don't ride in a car either. Also avoid planes and trains as the TSA will grope your balls then haul your ass off.

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  • miTgiB said: The key to being a low level criminal in the US is don't drive, the police are not going to bother doing actual police work when they get 99% of the people they are looking for from questionable traffic stops. Don't ride in a car either. Also avoid planes and trains as the TSA will grope your balls then haul your ass off.

    Which trains, I can understand planes but? I take Amtrak constantly and I've never been searched, asked for ID, but I don't go through border crossings

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  • justinb said: I take Amtrak constantly and I've never been searched, asked for ID, but I don't go through border crossings

    I haven't taken Amtrak in decades, I've only heard it was TSA perverted now like planes, and buses were all that was left to travel anonymously.

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  • I think the topic is getting a little off-topic.

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  • I grabbed one of ChicagoVPS 2gb plans. Good service and disk IO has been around 50mb/s the entire time. Chris is usually around. All in all not a bad deal.

    Catch me over at Primary DNS. If you want to chat I am done with this cesspool.

  • AuroraZ said: I grabbed one of ChicagoVPS 2gb plans. Good service and disk IO has been around 50mb/s the entire time. Chris is usually around. All in all not a bad deal.

    I'll be running some blogs with some highly loaded graphics so I need a very robust network connections.

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  • livingvirtual said: I'll be running some blogs with some highly loaded graphics so I need a very robust network connections.

    Not sure you want an LEB then. Might be better to go full Dedi.

    Catch me over at Primary DNS. If you want to chat I am done with this cesspool.

  • Going for anything over 4GB Ram with openvz is stupid and clearly oversold.

  • jack said: Going for anything over 4GB Ram with openvz is stupid and clearly oversold.

    Or will cost you three arms, two legs, your dog, your cat, your g/f and her g/f. Most people do not want or need another wife that's why I did not mention them.

    Catch me over at Primary DNS. If you want to chat I am done with this cesspool.

  • I was saying that to O.P not you sorry :)!

  • jack said: I was saying that to O.P not you sorry :)!

    I was just backing you up bro lol. No offense taken or meant.

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  • AuroraZ said: Not sure you want an LEB then. Might be better to go full Dedi.

    Not so much also highly loaded you could expect something like TechCrunch.

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  • If you are looking for 4GB of ram you would better off going with a small Dedi rather then a LEB. You can control it better and in the long run will have a better platform. 4 GB of ram on a LEB would be insane and clearly oversold. Unless it was XEN/KVM then the cost might approach a small Dedi box.

    You might shop around and do some comparisons with the LEB community and Dedi providers. I am sure they will quote you a price for what you want/need. If the site was important enough to me to I would go full Dedi and cut the crap out. As your needs seem to be small enough LEB would be a good idea.

    I use a ChicagoVPS 2gb plan and have had no problems what so ever. It is OpenVZ but I do not need Xen/KVM yet. There are many providers that can meet your needs and are willing to work with you I bet. Just remember when you setup this site leave some room for expansion. I am not saying 512mb and 20gb with 500-1000GB of transfer is not enough it probably will be for the time being.

    Good idea on throwing BURSTNET out the door. I am sorry many here use them and have had no problems and I am sure they like their service. I have always had problems with them and their CS sucks big time. I would not recommend them even if they paid me a million dollars and gave me the keys to the datacenter.

    Catch me over at Primary DNS. If you want to chat I am done with this cesspool.

  • livingvirtuallivingvirtual Member
    edited October 2011

    AuroraZ said: I would not recommend them even if they paid me a million dollars and gave me the keys to the datacenter.

    Lol..Instead of paying you that much they should concentrate on improving their services.

    Well for the time being my site will be on a LEB and then if my blog grows big enough to give Michael a tough competition I'll move on to WP VIP (yup I think big) :D

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  • livingvirtual said: if my blog grows big enough to give Michael a tough competition

    Uncrunched.com is getting less than 500k pv last month according to Google so probably not a big deal. Oh you mean his old site...

    Blog at LowEndBox.com.

  • @lea
    Yup I was talking about TechCrunch.

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