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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).
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.
Last edited by Lordandmaker; 02-15-2008 at 02:48 PM.
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".
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...)