[Chicago] Dedicated Server Hosting Recommendations?

Brian Herman brianherman at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 21:58:39 CET 2011


   - Deploy multiple Linux distributions
   - Create Configuration Profiles which associate disk images and device
   - Boot between configuration profiles
   - Share disk images between configuration profiles
   - Resize disk images
   - Network and CPU usage graphs
   - Multiple IP address support
   - Managed/hosted DNS service with slave support
   - Custom reverse DNS (rdns)
   - Access Out of band console access using Lish
   - Lish menu system to issue jobs to your Linode
   - Lish access via SSH keys
   - Support for booting into single user mode, init=/bin/bash
   - Support for booting with a custom "root=" kernel parameter
   - Support for booting with an initrd
   - Bootable recovery distribution (Finnix)
   - Add and remove extra resources to and from your Linode
   - Shutdown Watchdog will automatically reboot your Linode in case of a
   - Clone a Linode to another
   - Move IPs from one Linode to another
   - IP address fail over support for high availability setups

Brian Herman

brianherman at acm.org

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

>    Malcolm> I'm on the hunt for the "best" price/performance for dedicated
>    Malcolm> (non-managed) server hosting.  Does anyone have any
>    Malcolm> recommendations?
> I use tummy.com.  I'm sure they are not the cheapest, and my virtual host
> was created several years ago and probably doesn't run on state-of-the-art
> hardware anymore, but they do a bang-up job keeping my OS up-to-date and
> squashing network problems.  They also offer dedicated hosting if that's
> what you want.
> On top of that, Sean Reifschneider, co-founder and CTO, is involved in the
> Python community generally, and more specifically, he keeps many parts of
> the python.org hardware infrastructure coherent and up-to-date.  (I think
> he
> almost single-handedly rescued the wireless network at PyCon 2008.)  This
> being open source, he does all that for free, so I like to think I'm paying
> him back in some small way for his largesse.
> I should also point out that my son works for Gigenet in Arlington Heights.
> I'm sure I could get a better deal there (maybe even free), but I consider
> my money well-spent at tummy.com.
> Here's /proc/cpuinfo from my virtual server:
>    $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
>    processor       : 0
>    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
>    cpu family      : 6
>    model           : 23
>    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad  CPU   Q9550  @ 2.83GHz
>    stepping        : 7
>    cpu MHz         : 2826.250
>    cache size      : 6144 KB
>    fdiv_bug        : no
>    hlt_bug         : no
>    f00f_bug        : no
>    coma_bug        : no
>    fpu             : yes
>    fpu_exception   : yes
>    cpuid level     : 10
>    wp              : yes
>    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
> mca
>    cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss nx lm constant_tsc
> up
>    arch_perfmon pebs bts pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 lahf_lm
>    bogomips        : 5652.50
>    clflush size    : 64
>    power management:
>    Malcolm> Also, does anyone have experience using dedicated servers
>    Malcolm> overseas for hosting?  Is this something I should consider or
>    Malcolm> absolutely stay away from (given that most traffic will be
>    Malcolm> coming from the US)?
> The python.org servers (except for bugs.python.org) are hosted at
> XS4ALL.net
> in the Netherlands.  I don't know if they offer retail hosting (I don't
> read
> Dutch), but if they do, they obviously have the capability to host busy
> servers which have large amounts of US-based traffic.
> --
> Skip Montanaro - skip at pobox.com - http://www.smontanaro.net/
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