Looking at host options for 'package deal' VPSs
Long story short I am currently with Thrust and while service has been 'Ok' barring a few issues here and there, I am looking to switch because 2 specific features offered when I signed up I have all but been refused. That and service is slowly degrading.
Here's the basic setup I am after:
Box 1: Linux (Debian/Ubuntu), 512MB ram, low disk space requirements (10-15GB?). Preferred something 'native' like Xen/KVM/VMWare. Never been a big fan of OpenVZ. Unless someone can convince otherwise to use it? Usage is low but encompasses a wide swath of services: Apache, MySQL, DNS, Mail, some custom services with very low ram usage and self sustained outside of a few standard system packages. Low bandwidth. 250-500GB sufficient most likely. Sometimes/Not often used as a development/test 'x' application system.
Box 2: Windows, 512MB very least/1GB preferred. 30GB minimum disk space (Being able to upgrade down the road is a big plus). CPU usage is low-moderate but constant. 1TB bandwidth likely needed. Done basic 'worst case scenario' calculations and come in a little over that but not likely to come close and if I do, I'll have moved on likely to a dedi box.
Catch here: Must have working unmetered private networking between VPSes. If this is doable, overall bandwidth can be balanced between the two. A plus item is working rDNS.
Not asking for much in terms of performance. Box 1 is idle most of the time. The services being accessed regularly are very low CPU. Box 2, after the whole setup process and configuration is settled down, is low but constant usage. The node I had this on with Thrust seemed to be to the point of feeling like it was on a single core P3 with just basic windows tasks. Annoying trying to remote in and staring at a slideshow most of the time (connection speed was good, cpu was just anemic)