[Nitro] Dedicated Hosting

Dan North dan at tastapod.com
Wed Nov 1 18:22:00 EST 2006

Full disclosure: I get no kickback from this - I'm just a happy 
customer. But if you mention me when you order I might get something nice :)

I've been using Solar VPS for the last few months (http://solarvps.com). 
They're inexpensive ($30/month for my needs), they provide a debian 
image (which I immediately dist-upgraded to debian/testing).

They have a European datacentre as well as one in the US. When I 
dist-upgraded, I was getting gigabit speeds to the German debian 
mirrors! And their support guys are pretty decent too.

I'm running several wordpress blogs, several wikis, mysql, postfix mail 
server, courier imap server, the usual stuff. Not super high traffic, so 
I don't know how they will cope under real stress, but I've been very 
happy so far.

Oh, it's a VPS with full root access (via ssh), and basic, web-based 
start/stop/reboot/recover. Can't remember if they offer an Ubuntu image. 
My package guarantees 256Mb of memory, but for the last couple of months 
I've had most of 4Gb! (Of course this will reduce over time as they add 
more nodes).


George Moschovitis wrote:
> Thanks  for the detailed email. I am looking for a server to host a
> high-traffic web site. (But I would like to see affordable options as
> well).
> Btw, can someone understand what the (mt) GridServer really is? Which
> linux distribution it supports and if I can compile and install my own
> software in the container?
> regards,
> George.
> On 11/1/06, Kirk Haines <wyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11/1/06, George Moschovitis <george.moschovitis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear devs,
>>> I am looking for a dedicated server provider. Can anyone recomment a
>>> dedicated hosting  service?
>> Depends on what you need.
>> For a good and very inexpensive host for Europe-centered traffic, consider
>> http://hetzner.de/rootserver_en.html
>> Compare especially the DS5000 and DS7000 to US providers.  Hetzner
>> compares extremely well on price, even considering the less generous
>> bandwidth allotments than the next two that I will suggest.
>> For more US centered traffic, I use ServerBeach quite happily.  They
>> have a pretty good balance of price and service with a generous
>> bandwidth allotment.
>> If you won't need a bandwidth allotment that high, though, take a look
>> at cari.net for an inexpense US centered provider with a lot of
>> options and good support.
>> Kirk Haines
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