OT Virtual Server Host

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 17:01:01 CET 2009


You're saving my neck, man. Thanks!!!
V

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Ryan Lynch <ryan.b.lynch at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:56, Victor Subervi <victorsubervi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > YES, that is what I want! How do I google this service? Or just flat-out
> > recommend one for me (or both). Googling "high-end virtual dedicated
> > servers" gave me *one* company...in England. I'd prefer the states (or
> > Caribbean, where I reside).
> > Thanks,
> > V
> >
> > On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 10:55 PM, geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Victor Subervi <
> victorsubervi at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > Hi;
> >> > Completely OT, but my back's up against the wall. I'm convinced that
> the
> >> > reason my codes keep breaking--and even stable installations of s/w
> from
> >> > SourceForge such as SimpleMail--on the hosts I've been using is
> because
> >> > their hardware should have conservatively been trashed 5 years ago.
> It's
> >> > simply impossible to code around garbage. My ultimate solution will be
> >> > to
> >> > colo two of my own servers (for redundancy), but for a few months
> while
> >> > I
> >> > get built back up, I still need to find some place where I can get my
> >> > client's sites up and running or I'll never be able to earn a
> paycheck.
> >> > I'm
> >> > more than happy to pay $100/mo or even more. I don't want one of those
> >> > $99/mo dedicated server plans, either, because their hardware is trash
> >> > too.
> >> > I've been in this game long enough to figure these guys out. What I
> need
> >> > is
> >> > a virtual server with some small company that has hardware that was
> >> > purchased in this century not the last one. But I don't know where to
> >> > find
> >> > the same. Google just brings up all the GoDaddys and eNoms of the
> world.
> >> > Any
> >> > ideas?
> >> > TIA,
> >> > Victor
> >>
> >> I've had good luck with high-end virtual dedicated servers. They
> >> can be pricey, but since a single machine going down tends to
> >> earn them a lot of ire, IME they work a bit harder to keep
> >> everything running.
>
>
> WebHostingTalk is a pretty rich source of info for hosting services,
> generally:
>
>  * http://www.webhostingtalk.com/
>
> They have a forum dedicated to discussions of VPS hosting services,
> and another forum where VPS hosting vendors can post ads, links,
> coupons, etc. It's a good place to start shopping, and the reviews
> should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from different
> providers.
>
> FWIW, here's a few words of advice, based on my early VPS experiences:
>
>  - Avoid OpenVZ platforms, if you can help it. No matter what the
> vendor promises you, they are full of little "gotchas" and
> limitations, and they will drive you nuts.
>  - With managed or unmanaged VPS hosting, you get what you pay for, or
> worse. If they charge you $10/month for a 512MB RAM VPS instance, you
> can count on dangerously incompetent tech support and lots of
> downtime.
>  - Avoid VAServ, which also operates the FSCKVPS and CheapVPS brands
> for unmanaged VPS instances.
>
> But those are just what I learned from my personal horror stories,
> take it with a grain of salt.
>
> -Ryan
>
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