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[ale] VPS hosting recommendations?



Nearly free speech.net scales automatically for increased load and is cheap otherwise.  Not for noons or if you need a real vps tho.

Richard Bronosky <richard at bronosky.com> wrote:

>That is terrible solution. You get billed for bandwidth as in total
>data
>transferred. That option limits bandwidth as in rate of transfer. So,
>what
>happens is that your server is always slow, then that one time that you
>get
>slash-dotted you get hammered and because it is so slow they each hit
>refresh 4 times and you pay for it anyway and everyone makes fun of how
>slow your server is.
>What would be useful is a plug-in that notices when a single resource
>consumes too much bandwidth and starts serving an error.
>
>Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 using the Swype software keyboard.
>--Richard Bronosky
>On Apr 9, 2013 6:09 PM, "Jim Kinney" <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> https://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_ratelimit.html
>>
>> Will limit the damage caused by /.
>>
>> :-)
>>
>> NOTE: it will not return the time you've wasted on /. to you
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Beddingfield, Allen <allen at ua.edu>
>wrote:
>>
>>> Some great suggestions, so far.  I will also point out that I'm not
>THAT
>>> concerned about production level stability.  I mainly use this for a
>place
>>> to thrown up a machine or two to test some things and shut them back
>down.
>>>  The only thing I have that is "production" would be a personal
>>> website/blog that I have been playing around with.  That brings me
>to my
>>> second concern - most of these VPS providers have metered bandwidth.
> I'm
>>> concerned about the situation where my website gets linked on
>Slashdot and
>>> runs up a massive bandwidth charge before the VM melts down.  I
>don't have
>>> to worry about that with my current Digital Ocean account, because
>they
>>> have me grandfathered in with unlimited bandwidth. I'm not so
>concerned
>>> about the site staying up in a high load situation as I am having it
>stay
>>> up and rack up a massive bill for the bandwidth consumed.  Many of
>these
>>> companies don't make it entirely clear whether or not they will just
>cut
>>> you off if you hit your cap or if they wi!
>>>  ll start racking up charges.
>>> Allen B.
>>> --
>>> Allen Beddingfield
>>> Systems Engineer
>>> The University of Alabama
>>>
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [ale-bounces at ale.org] on behalf of
>>> Beddingfield, Allen [allen at ua.edu]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:03 PM
>>> To: ale at ale.org
>>> Subject: [ale] VPS hosting recommendations?
>>>
>>> Does anyone have any recommendations for VPS hosting providers that:
>>> 1.  Support OpenSUSE install images
>>> 2.  Have reasonable prices
>>> 3.  Do not charge huge fees for data transfer?
>>>
>>> I have been using digitalocean.com for a long time.  It costs me
>roughly
>>> $5 per month for their base VM.  I've been a customer long enough to
>be
>>> grandfathered in with unlimited data transfer.  However, they
>recently
>>> dropped OpenSUSE support/removed the OpenSUSE install images.  I
>contacted
>>> them about adding them back, and they are not willing to.  I will
>hold onto
>>> my account, since the price is so low and they still support Arch.
>>> However, I want to find a place where I can run OpenSUSE in a
>VPS/cloud
>>> setup for a low price.
>>>
>>> Anyone have any recommendations?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Allen Beddingfield
>>> Systems Engineer
>>> The University of Alabama
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> --
>> James P. Kinney III
>> *
>> *Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What
>you
>> gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his
>own
>> tail. It won't fatten the dog.
>> - Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain
>> *
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>> http://heretothereideas.blogspot.com/
>> *
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