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Virtual Server Hosting? 71

Posted by Cliff
from the be-your-own-root dept.
Eric Anderson asks: "I am shopping around for virtual hosting providers using something like UserModeLinux to allow me to have at least a virtual box to admin for myself. The current two companies that I am looking at are TekTonic and Linode. The price is right for these two companies, but I would like to know of any other suggested companies to look at, and opinions from people that have used these services. I am mostly buying this 'just for fun', but would also be interested in opinions on using these services in a business environment as well."
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Virtual Server Hosting?

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  • Re:JVDS (Score:3, Insightful)

    by mnmn (145599) on Tuesday February 10, 2004 @09:52PM (#8244495) Homepage
    Holy crap thats cheap!

    They give $12.5 per month for 10GB transfer. I know 1gb total disk space isnt totally impressive but Ive run some seriously heavy services on a Pentium1 200MHz with 4GB disk and 64MB ram and I know I wont need one-tenth of that.

    Also nice is the fact that they run squirrelmail, I planned to install that.

    What bothers me are the occational reboots and 3mbit connection. Is that shared? Will I be better off running my server at home on my ADSL with 840kbps upload?

    Another thing is they go against IRC servers; I have no clue why. Why not block public FTP servers, streaming audio or game servers for the bandwidth? Do IRC servers get attacked that often?

    Either way the price is so nice I'll just take it for 6months or so and check it out. If nothing else, it offers remote-backup services for me.

    Now I wonder..
  • Re:JVDS (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Muggins the Mad (27719) on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @12:16AM (#8245487)
    >Another thing is they go against IRC servers; I have no clue why. Why not block public FTP servers, streaming audio or game servers for the bandwidth? Do IRC servers get attacked that often?

    Yes, they do.

    Running an IRC server on a major IRC network is just asking for regular (D)DoS attacks and exploit attempts.

    - Colin

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