Well I moved hosting… Again… VPSLand is a decent VPS hosting option, but I was having issues with poor disk I/O performance and the plan just wasn’t cutting it. So now I’m using slicehost. I’m using their entry-level plan, but it comes with 256MB, 10GB storage and 100GB bandwidth for $20/mo. Now this isn’t a hosting company that provides a lot of hand holding, but they are a knowlegeable bunch with a really nice setup. Their management console allows you to do OS reloads, monitor your bandwidth and it has a really cool AJAX remote console.
Unlike VPSLand, slicehost doesn’t provide secondary DNS services (yet) so I had to find another option. Ended up going with EveryDNS.net since it’s free (but donations are accepted). They have four servers spread out over various countries, and it’s damn fast.
Just a note for those considering VPS hosting, I hit my one month anniversary with VPSLand and couldn’t be happier. I had an issue within the first week with a few random reboots, however their staff was on top of things and moved my host to a new box after the second time it happend.
Dealing with their billing staff on getting an upgrade was a bit of a prolonged process which rather suprised me. Seems like they’d be a bit quicker to take more money from me, but that got sorted out in an acceptable amount of time.
YMMV, but so far things are quite peachy…
Finally got setup on a proper hosting service I think I’ll be able to live with for a while. My requirements never seemed all that exotic, but I couldn’t ever find anything I felt all that comfortable with. Until now.
Thanks to Xen, I now have a fully functional VPS running Dapper. I decided to try out VPSLand because they are cheap, and folks seemed to be pretty happy with em.
So far I’m quite happy with the level of service. My one support request was taken care of promptly and correctly. My server was setup just as advertised, but I am gonna move up from my current 96 MB plan to 192 MB. I figured it wasn’t gonna be enough, but I didn’t wanna commit any more cash than I had to just to try it out…