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The SouthEast LinuxFest runs *everything* off a Linode.   Their support is
outstanding, and their boxes perform well, and where else can you get a
Gentoo box running in 5 minutes??

The downside is price of course ... but I feel the service quality you are
given does justify at least some of the premium.


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:34 PM, JD <jdp at algoloma.com> wrote:

> 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 consum ed.  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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