[Chicago] Dedicated Server Hosting Recommendations?
brianherman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 17:44:08 CET 2011
You have to tell us which one you picked.
The suspense is killing us.
brianherman at acm.org
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Malcolm Newsome
<malcolm.newsome at gmail.com>wrote:
> Thank you all for the recommendations!
> I have personally used http://www.rapidxen.net/ and Amazon web services. I
> love both of those.
> Brian Herman
> brianherman at acm.org
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Brian Herman <brianherman at gmail.com>
> > linode?
> > Storage
> > *48GB
> > Ram
> > **1536MB
> > Transfer
> > **600GB
> > **$59.95*
> > http://www.linode.com/features.cfm
> > - Deploy multiple Linux distributions
> > - Create Configuration Profiles which associate disk images and device
> > nodes
> > - 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
> > crash
> > - Clone a Linode to another
> > - Move IPs from one Linode to another
> > - IP address fail over support for high availability setups
> > Thanks,
> > Brian Herman
> > brianjherman.com
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> was created several years ago and probably doesn't run on
> >> 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
> >> Python community generally, and more specifically, he keeps many parts
> >> the python.org hardware infrastructure coherent and up-to-date. (I
> >> he
> >> almost single-handedly rescued the wireless network at PyCon 2008.)
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> mca
> >> cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss nx lm
> >> 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
> >> 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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