[Nitro] Dedicated Hosting
james.britt at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 01:43:54 EST 2006
Zed A. Shaw wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Nov 2006 10:13:45 +0200
> "George Moschovitis" <george.moschovitis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I am looking for a dedicated server provider. Can anyone recomment a
>>dedicated hosting service?
> Hey George, have you considered Amazon EC2 or Media Temple's
> Grid thing (I forget the name)? EC2 is interesting in that you
> can actually use it to "prototype" your deployment. You set everything
> up on your computer at home, then when you need to test stuff you kick
> on the EC2 instance, rsync or S3 the changes over, and play with it.
There's a lot to be said for running under a VM, though the overhead of
being virtual might be too much. I've only recently started looking
at Xen and EC2, though.
> Once everything is working great, you just turn the EC2 image on full
> time. I believe running it full time costs around 70/month USD.
Plus storage and bandwidth costs. I was considering that myself, but
decided I was better off with what I have now from EV1Servers.net
> Downside: No static IP addresses. You'd probably have to get some
> DNS hosting or such.
Other downside: it's in beta.
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