Advice on VPS hosting supporting Slackware...
This issue has already been discussed on this thread:
But it's 1 year old so I wanted to know if any of you had other ideas.
It seems to me that http://www.linode.com/ is quite a good choice indeed, but I want to be sure before I engage my company with it.
So for you who are using linode, are you all happy with it ? Anyone using it from a France based business ?
And if you ever have other suggestion, I'm quite open with that, if they allow having a Slackware guest, AND is not too "g33k" (like this one which is NOT an option :) ) because I need to make my colleagues confident, and they are a bit scared of having a service only for hackers, in fact I need to reassure them even with linode, they're scared to death because I want a Slackware server ;)...
I would certainly recommend Linode! I use them myself albeit running Arch. I have used them for about 1 and a half years with no problems and no hiccups. Also no downtime, or at least none I am aware of. ;)
However I should mention that I am using their cheapest account and primarily as a kind of $HOME away from $HOME ;) so that I don't need to leave my main machine on all the time. I suspect you have very different requirements.
I found myself pretty well with this french ( :) ) cheap solution
the kimsufi 2g is enough to run a wordpress-mu, redmine and some other stuff, but you can opt also for more expensive solutions if you have a really high traffic site to load on it (there's a guide to implement also clustered services).
they offer slackware64-13, but you can upgrade it later to 13.37.
and, the best thing, they offer a 100Mbit (effective) connection, very nice for a streaming video server (I installed erlyvideo to stream flash live content): you can do 5TB of traffic at that speed, then it's capped at 10Mbit (still fast enough to serve isos and a slackware mirror with not much traffic).
plus they got also a multiplatform client to manage services with the same things that are available on their web interface ;)
Thanks for those infos!
@ruario: yeah, all the reviews I've read about linode are positive. Of course our usage will be for business but it seems it's rock solid, and have a very stable connection. Uptime seems to be on top.
@ponce: thank you for this alternative, I didn't know about it. Although I have read mixed reviews on their services, so I have some doubt about using them for a business usage.For now, it seems I'll stick with the linode solution. I'm still waiting another day to make my choice, just in case new data makes change my mind.
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