[clug] Linux VPS hosting recommendation (Linux Digest, Vol 99, Issue 30, Message 3)
georgebray at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 20:57:00 MDT 2011
If you get a Dreamhost VPS (as opposed to a shared hosting thing), you
can just dial up how much RAM/$$$ you're buying. (the RAM change
doesn't even require a reboot). I have the smallest instance (like
Miles for personal stuff), and I have it host several wordpress sites
and tinkery things. This is $15/month and as M0les said includes
unlimited disk and bandwidth.
On a VPS you get root to the virtual machine and it's all yours to
play with. The control panel is a highly usable interface. If you
want to tinker with the apache settings, you need to avoid using their
control panel for managing the services on different domains and
subdomains. It's a really good web ui for managing domains, sites and
software, so it's a hard choice depending on the config access you
And on a VPS you have total control over the software on the machine.
You can install it with Dreamhost's packagers (wordpress/mysql bundle
for example), and it's all done in one click. Or you can build on the
box itself and manage it with webmin (or whatever you like). My VPS
was delivered as a debian box, you can probably ask for it to be
Finally, Dreamhost have really responsive and helpful support people.
On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Miles Goodhew <mgoodhew at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have however used:
> * Dreamhost.com: No root access, no control over installed software
> (Some version-diffs between host's software installations too). Shared
> virtual servers w/ pretty good control over "sub-user" account and
> group management, but you occasionally bump into other users this way.
> Implausibly large bandwidth and storage limits (Always expanding too).
> Reasonable response and throughput, given shared nature (Occasional
> slow-downs from other users). "CPU-hog" processes get randomly &
> automatically killed too (e.g. ffmpeg if it hangs-about too long).
> Miles Goodhew,
> Executive Computer Scientist
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