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Old 09-06-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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VPS Hosting?


Hi,

Does anyone have any recommendations for a VPS hosting company? I'm sick of shared hosting and would like to give it a try on my own
 
Old 09-07-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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What is VPS?
 
Old 09-07-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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It's a virtual private server. So basically you get a linux installation in a data centre somewhere, you have root access and can pretty much do whatever you like (if you don't break their acceptable usage policy)!
 
Old 09-08-2006, 08:04 AM   #4
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I just learned a new acronym. Thanks. I would recommend to look for the colocation provider nearest you. Or if you don't care then there are a bunch of them that will colocate the server for you remotely - it is costly. The new trend now are virtual hypervisors like Xen - this is actually the hottest trend in the IT industry right now. I would recommend to start looking for a provider that offers Xen virtual host. It will feel like exactly like you are running a stand alone computer but it is actually a virtual emulator which is much cheaper.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:19 AM   #5
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Thanks vpsland.com run Xen so I'm going to give them a try for a month and run some tests to see what the performance is like. I'm not sure how well a server with 96mb of ram will perform, hopefully well enough to run an imap server and small site with apache!
 
  


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