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Old 03-31-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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looking for a web site host running linux that will give me control

I'm looking for a web site host (ISP) that runs Linux, preferably red hat or suze. I can set up and install just about anything, but my current ISP wants over $100 a month for a moderate amount of bandwidth and a static IP to my house. That's waaaay too much.
I'd like a moderate degree of control, ability to ssh, root access, install mysql, php, a static IP, and a small amount of bandwidth with the ability to upgrade in the future. I guess what I'm looking for is to rent space on a virtual server with its own static IP.
I'd also like to keep the cost down as much as possible. I'm thinking $10 - 20 / month.
I already bought the domain name from
Does anyone have any recommendations or experience with certain providers?

Old 03-31-2007, 12:51 PM   #2
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duty bound to recommend LQ's own...

also i use dreamhost, which should match on the price, but you will always have some forms of restiction on what services you can run and such, as they will have relations to the network infrastructure it's being hosted wihin.

additionally the sorts of prices you're looking for won't get you a dedicated server with root access, triple it for the lower end there...

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I am currently using godaddy's virtual dedicated server for $404 a year. I am currently looking to upgrade my php (Currently 5.04) and MySQL(4.1.2) to the latest of both so I can install Moodle. But I have never done an upgrade and am a little scared of bringing down the server. Other than that I am VERY happy. YThey went down on me for a total of 3-4 hours this year(Both times over night) and because of that are giving me a 10% discount for this year. I have total control over the server through SSH and it comes with Plesk.


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