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I got a Digital Ocean droplet for $10/month(1GB/30GB) and an EDIS OVZ Starter for 9$/month(512MB/50GB). I use these for email and personal webserver. But I haven't had that much time to maintain them lately so I'm thinking about merging then into a new VPS or a dedicated box for less cost.

So, I'm looking for recommendations for something with better performance, for less cost. It should be OK to sent up a mailserver(using Ubuntu) and although I haven't had the time for it yet it would be nice to be able to set up a VPN to the USA(I'm in Sweden) for Netflix and similar.

Does such a thing exist? :-)

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  • leckleyleckley Member, Provider

    Do you have a budget in mind?

    We are currently offering our pure SSD KVM VPS's at 50% off and offer 3 locations here in the US to choose from, check here: https://www.stablebox.com/linux-ssd-cloud-vps-hosting/

    As for dedicated servers, I don't believe you are going to find much (if anything) below $20 a month, if you double you budget you may find something, but it will definitely be older hardware (not that it should be an issue, just a side note).

    OVH does have their Kimisufi brand in Canada as well which may be an option for you (Not sure about Netflix).

    Good luck!

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  • This will work:

    HP BL460c Dedicated Server - Dual X5150, 16GB RAM, 500GB disk, 1 IPv4, /64 IPv6, 5TB Gigabit, dedicated ILO/KVM - $20/month (paid quarterly)

    $30/month (paid month-to-month)

    http://www.delimiter.com/landingpage/servers2015/?p=X515016500

  • @Aene alternatively you can consider high performance KVMs (E5 node) with serverbear benchmark up to 5000

  • AeneAene Member

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I will check them out. I'd love a bit better performance as especially my mailserver(with vimbadmin) seems a tad memory hungry. But I'm a bit cheap as well and would prefer the same cost(~$19) or less.
    I guess leckley is right although MarkTurner's suggestion sounds nice, but a bit overkill.
    I've looked a bit on the Kimsufi KS1, but they seem a bit hard to find.

  • @Aene - $20/month, assuming you paid quarterly, is $1/more than you paying today. Overkill gives you room to expand and play. You could always dice up the server into a few VMs then you have some dev VMs to play with.

  • leckleyleckley Member, Provider

    @Aene said:
    Thanks for all your suggestions. I will check them out. I'd love a bit better performance as especially my mailserver(with vimbadmin) seems a tad memory hungry. But I'm a bit cheap as well and would prefer the same cost(~$19) or less.
    I guess leckley is right although MarkTurner's suggestion sounds nice, but a bit overkill.
    I've looked a bit on the Kimsufi KS1, but they seem a bit hard to find.

    On the CPU front the KS1 may actually perform worse than a good VPS, the older Atoms were good chips, but couldn't do a lot of heavy lifting - The new atoms on the other hand are pretty amazing.

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  • century1stopcentury1stop Member
    edited April 2015

    @Aene

    @MarkTurner is quite right, a ds will have more than enough resources and no one will hassle you for having too much mail.

    however, if "cheap" is your objective, you can try a 1GB RAM, 40GB storage KVM @ $8.45, 8 vCores, E5 node. should be adequate to run both applications :) but not too much mail lol

    if you are doing email marketing all mail will need double opt-in, opt-out plus bla bla bla that's required by CAN SPAM

  • AeneAene Member

    @century1stop: No email marketing from me. But I got a few domains that I want to be able to receive occasional emails from.

    @MarkTurner: You got a point and I got an MSc in High performance computing so a bit of space might be nice. :) Guess I can try it for a quarter and see how it goes.

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