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Advice about getting a good VPS

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Vaerah Vahrokha
Vahrokh Consulting
#1 - 2013-06-14 15:53:27 UTC
Hello,

I need to do some stuff (EvE related and not) on a VPS.

Besides the usual requirements (Linux, decent bandwidth, CPU etc.) I have these constraints:

1) It has to be fully managed with CPanel
2) There should be an option to get backups done from said panel or, better, periodic host company backups.
3) It should support root access
4) It should support using memcached, APC etc.
5) It should support installing and using a VPN.

Any ideas? I tried some, like i.e. Hostgator but they lack 2, 4 or 5.

Thanks in advance.
ItsmeHcK1
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
#2 - 2013-06-15 01:00:43 UTC  |  Edited by: ItsmeHcK1
Drop the cPanel requirement and there's suddenly a whole load of options available. (cPanel is terrible anyway)
I personally really like vps.net. Decent pricing and very good support when you need it.
Louis Vitton
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2013-06-15 01:29:50 UTC
I used budgetvm.com they are good have a few data centers mainly in the US. 1 thing i have experienced is Ubuntu is not stable on their systems better to use centos as my Ubuntu system went down for no reason for 3 days due to an issue they have running that OS on their virtual systems.
number 2 in your list is lacking for my plan at least but i just backup the main config files manually onto my PC so if it goes down i can restore it in a few hours.
Vaerah Vahrokha
Vahrokh Consulting
#4 - 2013-06-15 09:29:26 UTC
ItsmeHcK1 wrote:
Drop the cPanel requirement and there's suddenly a whole load of options available. (cPanel is terrible anyway)
I personally really like vps.net. Decent pricing and very good support when you need it.


Thank you. I have noticed they also give cPanel for medium sizes+
Muscaat
EVE Markets
#5 - 2013-06-17 12:54:45 UTC
http://www.lowendbox.com/ is a good place to look for offers at the cheaper end of the VPS market. Not sure if anything there might meet your requirements but might be work a peek.
Angie Chatter
#6 - 2013-06-17 13:52:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Angie Chatter
If u can afford it www.linode.com is top notch service and i'm also happy with the promotional offers of vservercenter.com over at http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1227097 or http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1262299 .

I liked the ability to send in my own iso images for install and these days i prefer KVM over Xen.

PS: For Xen just contact the Admin that u need a TUN/TAP adapter, this should be always possible.
Nutbolt
Eire Engineers
Reckless Contingency.
#7 - 2013-06-17 19:41:48 UTC
Virpus.com Fairly cheap, although cPanel adds to that cost.
Vaerah Vahrokha
Vahrokh Consulting
#8 - 2013-06-19 01:04:48 UTC
Hello,

thank you all for your submissions.

I got an additional requirement of having to host on a cloud VPS service, so the options quite shrunk down in number.

ATM I am oriented into vps.net, if only their sales dept was not so terrible.

Also, they ask me to:

- pay on UK pounds (I live in Tenerife - Spain, so I'd prefer paying with Euros or dollars).

- pay some > 10% V.A.T. , my island's V.A.T. is exactly 0% for international transactions.
Manhim
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2013-06-19 16:36:51 UTC
I'd recommend linode.
Vaerah Vahrokha
Vahrokh Consulting
#10 - 2013-06-19 20:09:18 UTC
Manhim wrote:
I'd recommend linode.


Linode seems very good but while not incredibly superior in price vs performance to other offers, they have quite expensive backup offers and otrageously expensive management solutions.
DTson Gauur
Underground-Operators
#11 - 2013-06-19 20:49:32 UTC
Vaerah Vahrokha wrote:
Hello,

ATM I am oriented into vps.net, if only their sales dept was not so terrible.

Also, they ask me to:

- pay on UK pounds (I live in Tenerife - Spain, so I'd prefer paying with Euros or dollars).

- pay some > 10% V.A.T. , my island's V.A.T. is exactly 0% for international transactions.


This is because the company is British. They're pants-on-head stubborn about accepting anything other than GBP as currency, and subsequently the VAT thing: Your international transaction means absolutely diddly to them, as they are British, you are required to pay the British VAT. (Yes it's moronic, but that's life in general)
Vaerah Vahrokha
Vahrokh Consulting
#12 - 2013-06-19 20:55:12 UTC
DTson Gauur wrote:
Vaerah Vahrokha wrote:
Hello,

ATM I am oriented into vps.net, if only their sales dept was not so terrible.

Also, they ask me to:

- pay on UK pounds (I live in Tenerife - Spain, so I'd prefer paying with Euros or dollars).

- pay some > 10% V.A.T. , my island's V.A.T. is exactly 0% for international transactions.


This is because the company is British. They're pants-on-head stubborn about accepting anything other than GBP as currency, and subsequently the VAT thing: Your international transaction means absolutely diddly to them, as they are British, you are required to pay the British VAT. (Yes it's moronic, but that's life in general)


Well, actually:

- They ended up accepting USD. No way to accept Euro, but I would not accept that garbage, vastly overvalued currency as well.

- They created the account in manual and let me skip the VAT.


I had similar issues with Italy, where they insisted charging some dumbtarded 21%+ VAT and I had to pray to the Bernanke gods for that VAT to be removed.
It's cool to live in a 0% VAT country... until you deal with all those who are plagued by it and feel like everyone has to be slave of the taxes to pay their over-engorged state inefficiency and wastes.
ItsmeHcK1
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
#13 - 2013-06-19 23:12:54 UTC
Vaerah Vahrokha wrote:
Also, they ask me to:

- pay on UK pounds (I live in Tenerife - Spain, so I'd prefer paying with Euros or dollars).

- pay some > 10% V.A.T. , my island's V.A.T. is exactly 0% for international transactions.


Hmm, I had none of those problems...
Must be something new, I've always paid in US dollars. (Yay for euro-dollar conversion.)
Primary Unknow Target
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2013-06-21 01:12:00 UTC
http://www.ovh.com/fr/vps/

- Cheap
- Europeen company (FR) (paid in EUR)
- Choise for geolocalisation
- Support root acces
- Select your linux distribution
- Select your panel (Cpanel is avaible)
- Possibility to install VPN
- Automatic backup from company (one per week)
- 100 Mbps (2 To - 5 To max per month)

Compagny very serious, support in europeen languages etc etc ....
PyroTech03
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#15 - 2013-06-28 02:42:17 UTC
Dunno if OP is still interested (or anyone here) but contact me via eve-mail and I can get you in touch with a good VPS host. We host our ts3/jabber/websites off them as well as I host a bunch of other non-eve related projects. And you can get cpanel done if you like.
ItsmeHcK1
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
#16 - 2013-06-28 10:38:00 UTC
And the reason you're not just posting the name is... what?
PyroTech03
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#17 - 2013-06-30 01:52:28 UTC
ItsmeHcK1 wrote:
And the reason you're not just posting the name is... what?


didn't know if it was allowed, couldn't be bothered to look.

Plus if they were wanting a setup similar to mine, i'd have to give them my name so that the host knew what would be needed.

But whatever, here's my referral link

VPS is Ramnode