Any VPS Recommendations??

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I'm looking for recommedations on a VPS

For consideration the hosting company must have been in the hosting business for at least 5 years and not owned by EIG/Endurance International Group

The budget is $40/month for unmanaged with cPanel
or
$80 for fully managed
#recommendations #vps
  • Profile picture of the author stevendbrady
    I've been using PowerVPS for about 3 years now. We had one outage that lasted about a day (other users were down longer) but otherwise it's been up and running fine. After that outage I checked out LiquidWeb, but my sites ran slower so it didn't make sense to switch.

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  • Profile picture of the author Radium
    I'm with WiredTree and lovin' it. Fully managed & now they also have pure SSD options for optimal performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Xen = EuroVPS, LiquidWeb, Site5, SolarVPS, etc.
    Virtuzzo = Futurehosting, Knownhost, WiredTree, Media Temple, etc.
    OpenVZ = Stablehost, MDD Hosting, etc.

    Quite a few good VPS hosts out there!
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I use scrapebox vps lol don't think that will help you.

    I also use bzybhosting. Kieth is really helpful and I love the cloud vps, I have not went down once in two years.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreyhuan
    +1 for WiredTree.

    I have been using their managed VPS for over 3 years.

    Their support is fantastic, usually within 15 minutes.
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    • Profile picture of the author bt
      I have heard good things about Rose hosting. Their prices are cheap, and all the research I have did on them always comes up good.

      Just Google them.


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      • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
        I've also been looking at arvixe.com. Has anybody used their VPS?


        Originally Posted by bt View Post

        I have heard good things about Rose hosting. Their prices are cheap, and all the research I have did on them always comes up good.

        Just Google them.


        Terry
        Have you used Rose?
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve Sieloff
          I'm going along with several other responses you've received and suggest Wiredtree hosting. Fully managed, great support, full root access. After using two other hosts with pretty poor results I've been very satisfied with Wiredtree. Been with them for a little over 6 years now.
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        • Profile picture of the author bt
          Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

          I've also been looking at arvixe.com. Has anybody used their VPS?




          Have you used Rose?

          Hi Robin, no i havn't used Rose Hosting, but i have did a ton of research on them, and members have good things to say about them.


          Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    With that budget you can get quite a generous VPS From a reputable host.

    For the more expensives ones:
    - Host Dime: This is the one we're currently using. Fairly consistent though not the best
    - MDD Hosting: We used this in the past, it was EXCELLENT. super fast servers, not over sold 1 gbps ports


    Some other to consider:
    - Wire Tree: Probably one of the best and highly acclaim. They are known as well for caring about CURRENT customers (free upgrades and increase disk space...the upgrade all current customers to SSD or something like that)

    Most host only offer promotions to new clients

    Many of these hosts offer coupons and promotions for new clients.


    VeeroTech is a company owned by a warrior with some excellent feedback so far so give that a look as well. The warrior name is Kingfish58 and he has quite a good rep on the forum

    Really enjoy searching out these web hosts and their offers for our own hosting needs so I hope to create a thread shortly sorting out VPS, Cloud hosting and dedicated hosting
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  • Profile picture of the author JessZ07
    This is a great thread-- thanks everyone for the information. Just what I was looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    I would recommend using only Xen, KVM or VMware. We're currently provisioning all virtual servers with KVM & will be implementing VMware within the next year in addition to KVM for production customer vm's.

    OpenVZ isn't a true Virtual Machine - it's container based using the host kernel. It's also widely oversold & unstable. Also, don't fall into the "burst" memory etc... It's not what most think it is.

    What are you planning to use the VPS for? Knowing what the server is going to be used for, I can give you some better recommendations as well as an ideal configuration..
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      IWe're currently provisioning all virtual servers with KVM & will be implementing VMware within the next year in addition to KVM for production customer vm's.
      I forget you even know you offered VPS plans.

      It was hidden under "servers" on the site. I thought that was an FAQ about the shared and reseller servers! I'd maybe re-think the menu name.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      I would recommend using only Xen, KVM or VMware. We're currently provisioning all virtual servers with KVM & will be implementing VMware within the next year in addition to KVM for production customer vm's.

      OpenVZ isn't a true Virtual Machine - it's container based using the host kernel. It's also widely oversold & unstable. Also, don't fall into the "burst" memory etc... It's not what most think it is.

      What are you planning to use the VPS for? Knowing what the server is going to be used for, I can give you some better recommendations as well as an ideal configuration..
      4 websites belonging to a brick & mortar client. 2 WordPress and 2 static php/html sites
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

        4 websites belonging to a brick & mortar client. 2 WordPress and 2 static php/html sites
        What is your projected growth over say the next year in the number of sites? Based on that, I might not even recommend a VPS - more so a good quality shared host.
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      • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
        Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

        4 websites belonging to a brick & mortar client. 2 WordPress and 2 static php/html sites
        All you really need is a quality shared (reseller account) host.
        Veerotech is one, and he's helping you here.
        As are Stablehost, MDD Hosting, Site5, Namecheap and a few others.

        A VPS would likely be more of a burden (financially and time-wise).
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        • Profile picture of the author Vilvop
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          I do believe a2hosting has the best and most reliable VPS deals.
          Their SSD technology makes load speed 300% fast and prices are not high.
          FALL34 is their 34% off.
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        • Profile picture of the author lexenz
          Thanks for the guidance on this. After recent outages at hostgator I am looking to migrate to a more reliable web host for a few business websites (some with email / some without). After reliability my main concern is support. Any suggestions?
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      • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
        Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

        4 websites belonging to a brick & mortar client. 2 WordPress and 2 static php/html sites
        If all you need to host are a handful of low-traffic sites, then you definitely don't need a VPS for that. A shared server at a decent host should be more than sufficient.

        When you're ready to upgrade to a VPS though, then you'd be hard-pressed to do better than WiredTree. I've been with them for almost 4 years now, and my experience with them has been nothing short of excellent the entire time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill321
          We use Webfaction and A2host for dozens of sites. Great speed from each along with great support.

          Webfaction is not exactly a VPS, but it gives you equivalent power without the headaches. A2host has both shared and VPS available. Shared should be adequate for most needs.

          Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Any WiredTree SSD plan.

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  • Profile picture of the author espe
    best vps I've ever used was x10vps and they offer great support too.
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  • Profile picture of the author horseturtle
    What VPS would you guys recommend for running Zennoposter/ubot?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bish
    LiquidWeb storm on demand VPS for me. Basic plan (fully managed with cPanel) $60 per month.
    Storm on demand gives you the option to scale up during anticipated high traffic periods such as leading up to and during a product launch and then scale back down.
    They also take care of the whole migration for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bomtik
    A2hosting.com and obhosting.com have attractive and stable VPS deals which are worth every cent you pay for their service.
    Prices are competitive and servers have no downtime.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    It's looking like wiredTree comes out on top by a mile in a 7 furlong race.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nuno
      I have VPS at half a dozen providers (not to mention other reseller accounts and cloud hosting as I get millions of visitors) but the one I trusted more is Knownhost. However there are other excellent ones, WiredTree does have a good reputation so I can confirm what others are writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

      It's looking like wiredTree comes out on top by a mile in a 7 furlong race.
      As mentioned, WiredTree is a decent provider however, from what you describe about the sites you're looking to host, I wouldn't recommend at VPS at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    I just started using KnownHost.

    $30 or so a month for the pack one up from entry level included a 15% lifetime discount which basically means I get CPanel and Softaculous for free.

    Support have been very fast & helpful in migrating stuff over for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Williams
    I use BeyondHosting for my PPV VPS campaigns, no problems so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesBorg
    I don't want to mention any names (because things may have changed and because it would be unfair to single out one host for a practice that other hosts may be doing), but if you sign up to a VPS provider and they then send you a copy of your password via email, cancel your account immediately, for that's an inexcusably shocking reflection on them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by JamesBorg View Post

      I don't want to mention any names (because things may have changed and because it would be unfair to single out one host for a practice that other hosts may be doing), but if you sign up to a VPS provider and they then send you a copy of your password via email, cancel your account immediately, for that's an inexcusably shocking reflection on them.
      How do you expect to log in the first time? This is industry standard and the password should be changed anyway. :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesBorg
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        How do you expect to log in the first time? This is industry standard and the password should be changed anyway. :rolleyes:
        They use the password they already registered with over an SSL connection.



        They don't need the password sent via cleartext to their email inbox.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by JamesBorg View Post

          They use the password they already registered with over an SSL connection.



          They don't need the password sent via cleartext to their email inbox.
          In most cases the passwords people would set are not secure enough, hence why it is randomly generated. It's a temp password, change it. If you don't change it, that's not the providers fault.
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          • Profile picture of the author JamesBorg
            Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

            In most cases the passwords people would set are not secure enough, hence why it is randomly generated. It's a temp password, change it. If you don't change it, that's not the providers fault.
            Two solutions:

            (1) Auto-checking of the user's entered password over the SSL connection during registration.
            (2) Auto-generation of a strong password over the SSL connection during registration (better).

            BTW, it's not your Web host I had in mind. I wasn't even aware it was "industry standard," which I find astounding, especially given the growing concerns over Internet surveillance and privacy. Sure, the average customer isn't likely to care much, but other customers may not be comfortable giving a 15-minute-or-more backdooring headstart to anyone sniffing the wires between the host's mail server and the customer's mail server.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
              Originally Posted by JamesBorg View Post

              Two solutions:

              (1) Auto-checking of the user's entered password over the SSL connection during registration.
              (2) Auto-generation of a strong password over the SSL connection during registration (better).

              BTW, it's not your Web host I had in mind. I wasn't even aware it was "industry standard," which I find astounding, especially given the growing concerns over Internet surveillance and privacy. Sure, the average customer isn't likely to care much, but other customers may not be comfortable giving a 15-minute-or-more backdooring headstart to anyone sniffing the wires between the host's mail server and the customer's mail server.
              I understand where you're coming from however, we tried this some time back and it caused all sorts of problems with deploying virtual servers. The reason being, 5 out of 8 people would forget the password they set, then blow up the help desk with tickets saying their VPS was inaccessible.

              While "our" initial account emails include a temp password, we strongly advise, in big bold text to change it after the first log in. The likely hood of having a password sniffed from a random email is much lower than a user choosing a bad password and having it brute forced.
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              • Profile picture of the author JamesBorg
                Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

                I understand where you're coming from however, we tried this some time back and it caused all sorts of problems with deploying virtual servers. The reason being, 5 out of 8 people would forget the password they set, then blow up the help desk with tickets saying their VPS was inaccessible.

                Fair enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Story
    Not sure about wiredTrees, but I have used Beyondhosting before. Stable hosting with top notch support, definitely suits your budget too.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovevids
    I am pretty surprised that this thread has only one recommendation for SERVINT..
    They are one of the best VPS provider...and are rated above WiredTree.
    Just visit survint.net
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  • Profile picture of the author Wack0
    I've used FuzzyHosts myself, they always were good to me. (of course, I was staff there and still help them out on occasions, but that means I know how good their support is )
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  • Profile picture of the author prince55l
    I have used wiredtree and jaguarpc etc, all of them has their downside. Knownhost is great i am using them
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  • Profile picture of the author randychinn
    +1 for Servint. Been with them for years and service has always been good.
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    • Profile picture of the author BackLinkiT
      Here's another vote for servint...
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  • Profile picture of the author pvijeh
    knownhost - they have excellent managed plans in a range of prices and awesome support
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Well the tally is
    1. WiredTree 6
    2. votesservint 4
    3. knownhost 4
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  • there are many vps. Price is a big issue, try interserver or jaguar PC, both with an establish fame.
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  • Profile picture of the author pilaruk
    Have you got any preference about the location of the servers?
    USA? UK?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Yet another plug for WiredTree. I have used them for over four years, after a few others let me down.

    They are excellent to work with.
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