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Longest Serving VPS Company - Serious Buisness
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Longest Serving VPS Company - Serious Buisness

davidnzdavidnz Member
edited October 2011 in General

Hi All,
I'm about to embark on a new business venture and am going to be buying some VPS.

But i worry so many providers just come out of no where and appear on LowendBox.

I'm after the longest standing and reputable company to take my venture to the world but not at the cost of someone deciding to make a quick buck

So what i'm after is some reassurance and a list of companies that have been around for say 10years or so that i can trust.

Comments

  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider

    Isn't 10 years a bit much, the only one like that which I can think of is burst.

    Cablestreet - London based ISP - Managed Solutions, Carrier Services, Colocation, Dedicated Servers, VMs, and more..

  • XeoncrossXeoncross Member
    edited October 2011

    10 years huh? I would be afraid of any host that has been around that long.

    I think 4-8 years is a better gauge. However, if you are relying on these boxes then I would stick with the top three here or spend a little more with a company like Linode.

  • Has VPS tech been around for that long?

    I know I've done hosting since about '97ish and I don't recall VPSes back then.

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  • @drmike very true, i may have been over the top :P

  • davidnz said: i may have been over the top

    There are/were probably some that provided VPS 10 years ago, but really it started to be a valid migration path about 6 years ago, and if you are asking the question here, I think 1-2 years is probably a better cutoff of age when seeking someone that will be here tomorrow as the majority that occupy the deadpool never made it a year.

    Hostigation High Resource Hosting - SolusVM KVM VPS / Proxmox OpenVZ VPS- Low Cost Comodo SSL Certificates
  • JaguarPC have being in business since 1998!

    Another provider have been around since 1996 but I can not remember the name :)

    NordicVPS.com - Unmanaged XEN and KVM VPS in US and EU - SolusVM - OpenVZ with VSwap
  • Interserver.net has been providing web services since 1999 - 12 years. Not sure how long they have offered VPSes.

  • NordicVPS said: Another provider have been around since 1996 but I can not remember the name

    I started officially in July 1995 as Internet 1st, then as Hostigation in May 2006, but did not start offering VPS until Aug 2007

    Hostigation High Resource Hosting - SolusVM KVM VPS / Proxmox OpenVZ VPS- Low Cost Comodo SSL Certificates
  • so hostigation is good?

  • davidnz said: so hostigation is good?

    My unbiased opinion thinks they are great ;)

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    Hostigation High Resource Hosting - SolusVM KVM VPS / Proxmox OpenVZ VPS- Low Cost Comodo SSL Certificates
  • haha can you give me a deal?

  • What was that? I can't hear you.

    Hostigation High Resource Hosting - SolusVM KVM VPS / Proxmox OpenVZ VPS- Low Cost Comodo SSL Certificates
  • jhjh Member

    Linode maybe? I'm hearing a lot of good things about them.

  • BurstNET have been around since 1991! Thats 20 years.

    Although haven't been doing VPS etc for that long.

    The Original Daniel.

  • kiloservekiloserve Member
    edited October 2011

    davidnz said: So what i'm after is some reassurance and a list of companies that have been around for say 10years or so that i can trust.

    We've been selling VPS for almost 5 years....and that would be considered "old" in this industry. The technology for selling VPS servers really didn't mature until 6-7 years ago.

    As far as I know, nobody has been selling VPS servers for 10 years.

  • daimonbdaimonb Member
    edited October 2011

    you could just get a small dedi and colocate within a long standing d/c

  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider

    miTgiB said: I started officially in July 1995 as Internet 1st

    Don't even talk about it, that was before I was born. I was born 1997 lol.

    Cablestreet - London based ISP - Managed Solutions, Carrier Services, Colocation, Dedicated Servers, VMs, and more..

  • Infinity said: I was born 1997

    I was 31 when I started Internet 1st :P

    Hostigation High Resource Hosting - SolusVM KVM VPS / Proxmox OpenVZ VPS- Low Cost Comodo SSL Certificates
  • Infinity said: I was born 1997

    Infinity was born...? C O N C E P T I O N!

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  • Linode. I don't know anyone disappointed with them :P

  • sleddogsleddog Member
    edited October 2011

    You're not going to find a company that's been doing VPSs for 10 years. ServInt is the oldest that I know of. They were established in 1995 and started offering VPSs in early 2004. I signed up with them in March of that year, and at that time the choices were very limited. ServInt was a great company back then, and I think still is. Hardly lowend though :)

  • Many companies that have been around for 10 years or so were either in shared or dedicated back then. Or at least that's how I remember things.

    Oh and a +1 for hostigation. Tim seems to have a clue about what he's doing.

  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

    I'm after the longest standing and reputable company to take my venture to the world

    ...and you're looking on LEB? :-)

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  • lol very true, but no need to go big yet, but want a company i can expand on in a reliable data centre, i have decided to go with eNetSouth good price, and expandable and lowendtalk is hosted there and never had a problem with it.

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

  • very true, but we will see, i only signed up for 1month for a trial, if someone wants to match their 2GB i'll try it now.

  • (shakes his head, stuffs his hands in his pockets, turns around and whistles the theme from The Incredible Hulk as he walks away)

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

  • @auroraz you got any suggestions

  • davidnz said: very true, but we will see, i only signed up for 1month for a trial, if someone wants to match their 2GB i'll try it now.

    @AuroraZ Yes haha, is funny

  • @yomero what vps company are you using?

  • @yomero you got any suggestions what host are you on?

  • davidnz said: @auroraz you got any suggestions

    Never mind won't waste my typing.

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

  • Nobody will give you 2GB for $7 without HEAVY overselling or scamming you.
    I have used lots of providers (like 15 or more). And only two or maybe three of them have given me decent experiences.

    IMHO, if you have 'serious business'. spend your money in rackspace, linode or a dedicated.

  • Hostigation, Linode, BuyVM, GoWEB, Kiloserve > eNetSouth

  • Let's see...

    jvds.com, looks like I started using them around December of 2005.
    rimuhosting.com, first bill was 09/03/2004

    There was someone else before I started using Rimu, can't remember just who off hand. Not that these are low-end providers - You're not going to find providers of an unsustainable business model still around 6 years later.

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