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Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by Cervent, Jul 27, 2016.
If you was creating a blog, using wordpress, what VPS provider would you use right now?
Any geographic location requirements? For me it's always US West Coast for majority of my sites as it's the mid point between Asia and Europe
For me I recommend Linode which is where this forum itself is hosted in Fremont, CA Linode datacenter
That's a great question and while I was trying to make all things equal and vague on purpose this is a great point - US is my target audience. With that I really like your thinking putting a VPS on the west coast to better serve Asia and Europe as well.
Just like Eva, Linode for sure.
Member there since 2006.
Tried almost every noteworthy VPS provider , but no one can beat Linode in my opinion:
(server specs and specific type parts (Latest E5 v3's, Zeus native SSD disks etc), network, choice of datacenters, support and reaction time, add-ons, VPS settings and options etc etc.)
In short it offers the most complete package at a low and competitive price.
Specifically aimed at your question. You could use analytics to see where most visitors came from any specific part of the US. And places the server as close as it can be to that part of the US where most visitors come from..
If you want something cheaper than Linode with great performance, vpsdime for 7$/month.
in particular, if the budget is important, ovh could also be an option.
But my experience is that nothing beats Linode in terms of price / quality.
but that is obviously personal.
I have had bad experiences with OVH VPS's.
Linode is not particularly cheap. A vps with 8Gb of Ram is 40$ and no ddos protection. You can get a dedicated server from SoYouStart(OVH) for that price.
Agreed, Linode is not the cheapest but cost-benefit given the cheapest.
OVH and any DDoS Protection in general (none large enterprise service) is relative,
if your server is slammed to hard.
The don't mitigate DDoS attacks anymore but null route your IP in that case.
It needs to be a really hard attack. With normal booters that you can buy anywhere, OVH ddos protection is more than enough(one of the best actually, that come for free with the server). But those normal booters will simple put Linode down because they don't have any kind of ddos protection, and they simple null route the ip if that happens. It happened here with centminmod some time ago.
Vultr.com does offer DDOS protection.
Downside for me is that they oversell there servers pretty hard.
Offering Ddos is one thing but how big attacks can take care for you is the question
But again, a vps with 4Gb of Ram at vultr costs you 40$. With that money you can have a dedicated server with 32Gb of Ram and a Xeon Cpu dedicated to you.
My opinion at this moment with the prices we can get from dedicated servers, a VPS needs to be cheap to compensate. If it is not cheap, better to go with a Dedicated.
true though Linode has been rolling out their network improvements lately VPS Provider Network Status | Centmin Mod Community hoping it gets better over time.
My experience is that several budget VPS providers say that they offer DDoS protection but as it is so far. simple 0 route your IP. instead of offering DDoS protection. that's what I meant.
True though one thing a dedicated can't do that Linode can is easily clone a vps or use linode api to spin up additional VPSes when needed. And so far their backup/image backup snapshots have been solid for me.
Ovh is fine with Antiddos service .....don't know for others....
If you don't want to pay for additional DDoS protection and you do want to have a low-cost VPS.
The only provider that says to deliver it all is OVH.
But there is one problem:
I'm curious what Cervent's final choice will be.
But what i meant, is that i think linode is expensive for a vps that don't offer ddos protection, and that we can get a dedicated server that is always better.
If we want a vps without ddos protection, because our site is not a target or we just will use third party service like cloudflare, i think there are cheaper solutions with great performance.
I talked about vpsdime, because they offer 4 vcpu, 6Gb of Ram, ssd that can go to 400Mb/s and 10Gbit in/out network for 7$. They might oversell, but they don't overload(because of policy rules).
They can get this prices because they buy their own servers hardware and only pay for the rent of space and network at the Datacenter.
Interesting inside information.
Are you affiliated with Vpsdime?
Good thing about low end vpses, is you don't need to take a persons recommendation or word at face value. Just sign up and try first hand and you'll know pretty much straight away if they're good or not