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paddyjoy 09-06-2006 05:58 PM

VPS Hosting?

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 :)

ramram29 09-07-2006 11:24 AM

What is VPS?

paddyjoy 09-07-2006 10:03 PM

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)!

ramram29 09-08-2006 08:04 AM

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.

paddyjoy 09-09-2006 04:19 AM

Thanks 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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