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Old 02-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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EU (or UK?) based Debian dedicated server rental


Morning!

I'm looking at replacing my current US-based server with something a bit closer to home and, ideally, more powerful.

Any reccomendations? I'm willing to pay a bit more for a better service or more reliable track record, but there's precious few ways of finding who's got the best without going for a whole load of bad ones first.

Only real requirement is Debian (or something related).

Cheers!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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The only way to do this is to know how much you want to spend, what you need hosting and why Debian? (not that Debian is bad, just that's a very specific need).
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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I look after a collection of computers all running debian and its derivatives, and I'm just very used to it. The server I'm looking at replacing runs Fedora Core and, while I know it's not /that/ different, it's enough to mildly irritate me. Mostly Yum vs Apt, but also the whereabouts of config files and the portability of my shell scripts.

Would I be paying a premium for Debian or Ubuntu over something like FC or CentOS?

I'm looking at 40-50 per month, ideally a little less.

The current one is a single cored P4 chip with 512m of RAM for $40 per month from Superb Hosting.

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #4
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I believe that most hosts, in the UK at least, go with Red Hat or similar simply because of the name and the support - it gives their customers a sense of security. You may be able to find a non-RH server host but I think they will be "one-man-bands".
 
Old 02-17-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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Try Strato.

They offer a range of different servers with a handful of Linux choices (Debian included) and if you don't like theirs, it's perfectly possible to throw it away and install your own. (We've got a Slackware on one of ours, for example and I had a Suse-based for 2 years...)

http://www.strato-hosting.co.uk/server/packages.html

It's a german company with server hosting in several european countries, possibly not very well know in the UK, though. (Definetely not a one man band, one of the largest and oldest here..)

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:03 PM   #6
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Oooh, they sound nice and flexible.

Do they make it easy to upgrade packages? What's the connection speed consistency like?

If I do go for it, do you have an affiliate link?
 
  


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