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Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by hitman, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. hitman

    hitman Member

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    hello
    i currently have a vps with vultr and i have tried several others
    i am looking to try something new like this
    Pricing BareMetal | Scaleway
    which has very very low prices for what it is offering and i would like to ask if someone has tested it
    or if you have other recommendations to suggest
     
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    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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    OVH and Linode for me.
     
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  3. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    FYI if i recall correctly Scaleway's ARM or x86 based CentOS isn't entirely a proper CentOS install. One Centmin Mod user had issues installing/using Centmin Mod on CentOS ARM based servers. @prometheus Install - Unit network.service is masked | Centmin Mod Community i believe had the problem

    Install page Centmin Mod LEMP Stack Install Nginx on CentOS has a list of recommended web hosts and I only ever recommend web hosts I have used myself ;) :)

    I also add BuyVM.net to the list BuyVM.net - BuyVM.net New KVM Plans on Intel Xeon E3-1270v3 Host Nodes! | Centmin Mod Community
     
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  4. Mike

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    I moved over a few months ago from Servint to Linode with the assistance of @Matt here (who also manages the server for me). It is a far less expensive option to what I was using in the past, and the performance has been flawless. As a matter of fact, the performance has been much better, at a fraction of the cost.

    This weekend, we transferred from Apache to Nginx, and things are running even better.

    I was nervous moving away from Servint, as I had been with them since 2004, Linode has turned out to be a great change for me.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Tried Digital Ocean ad now my server is on UpCloud
     
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    I also moved most of my servers from ServInt to Linode. A great move overall. Faster, cheaper, more resources, and I learned a lot!
     
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    ServInt was always great from a managed perspective. I have a smaller VPS with cPanel from KnownHost I use for new and "testing the water" sites. For my biggest site I use Linode with Centminmod. I have some utility servers (Sendy Email marketing, etc) on some Digital Ocean servers.

    I've thought about consolidating them more this next year however.
     
  8. Colin

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    My production ($) hosting stuff is on linode. Ancillary projects are out on DigitalOcean, Vultr and recent testing on upcloud ( not the cheapest ). Also have a couple of other nodes scattered on backups and ramnode. Recently I've been looking to consolidate on European based solutions.

    I like to have an account ready to go elsewhere to linode. Let's say I finally snapped and wanted to move from linode, having knowledge of, confidence and tested support helps when that day comes.

    I also integrate services from AWS, Heroku, DNSMade Easy, Cloudflare etc.
     
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    my server is on Aliyun,in China
     
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  10. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    today our vm with Linode / Atlanta went down because of hardware issues.
    I've take pics of one of the screens but I'll have to hide some details of our account prior to uploading images.
    It's the second time it happens to us ( hardware related) in like 2 years and a half or so.

    We've suffered also the DDOS attack they've received some months ago.

    Still the RAM and cpu makes it worth it. We should have some sort of HA env given we host an ecommerce website and we need as much uptime as we could have but the manager is a cheap rat :p . The most stupid thing is we pay a fortune in adwords (but uptime is not taken into consideration :p )
     
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  12. Colin

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    I feel your pain. I had exactly the same thing with a boss pushing adwords to run unmetered... but keeping me on a leash. Kind of came to a head when I was on a train and something had failed... and the ad manager was on holiday. Didn't change anything, moved on.

    The problem with HA is where to stop. Another boss I worked for had 'everything' covered. 3 DC's... day of ipo, something wobbled, knocked and then a digger joined in digging up fibre by accident.
     
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  13. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    @inthecloudblog Any reason Atlanta is region of choice ? were you on E5-2680v2 or E5-2680v3 ? Good thing with Linode hardware failure is they just migrate your entire VPS and data to another VPS node seamlessly :)

    @Colin indeed the level of HA can only be justified up to how much you're willing to spend on a HA solution (time and $$$ wise). For most of my none revenue earning or little revenue earning sites, I just setup dns failover to a maintennce/site down page to direct folks to my social media accounts for updates on the site downtime - waaaaaaaaaaay cheaper to implement and gives you some time to diagnose + deal the actual downtime and web host.
     
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    Yeah the way they handle what can't be predicted is really really nice.

    Well it serves nicely to our latam region. Maybe even better than NJ
     
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  15. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    I see.

    The seamless data migration to another VPS node is one of the things I like about Linode. If you had your own dedicated and had hardware failure, alot more work involved :)
     
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  16. Colin

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    That is what keeps me on them. If I go to baremetal, I'll go to three at least. The next bump in linode actually covers the cost of 3 ovh baremetal.