Linode – New Jersey SSD Cloud VPS Review

Linode LogoAbout:
Linode is an established provider, first started in 2003 which it seems a lot of hosting providers started around this time.

Linode has excellent name and brand recognition by the web hosting community although some disputes you see regarding the service on web hosting forums and blogs seem to be regarding Linode policies such as nullrouting of IP addresses.

At one time, the complaint was Linode is “too expensive” however their prices have been dropped for the 1GB plans down to $10/mo which I feel is very reasonable for the features and stability you receive with the service.

Plan:
I picked up the Linode 1GB service for $10/mo USD.
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BudgetVM Review – Miami Xen VPS

About:
BudgetVM, known also as their parent company Enzu, was founded in 2005. Enzu also operates their own website, operates the BudgetVM website and also operates the brand RapidXen.

For this review, we’re going to focus on the BudgetVM offer of Xen VPS services in Miami.┬áTheir Miami location is located in “downtown Miami” according to their Miami network information. I know the physical location is located at 36 NE Second Street at the IM Integrated facility.

Plan:
I have an older legacy plan that is a 128MB VPS. 1GB plans start off at $4.99/mo which is a great deal for a Xen VPS.
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Ubiquity Hosting’s Cloud Platform Review

Ubiquity HostingUbiquity Hosting was founded in 2004 and is sometimes known by their older name NobisTech which is used on their IP assignments.

Very recently, Ubiquity launched their Cloud hosting platform called “Motion” which has an API and is one of the best control panels I’ve seen. It’s easier to use and “flows better” than OVH’s control panel for their dedicated and VPS services.

Recently, I purchased a 1GB Cloud VPS from Ubiquity Hosting in their Chicago location to replace a Xen VPS that I was using with a “non-cloud” hosting provider. The $10 per month plan which I receive 1GB of RAM, 25GB of disk space, 1 vCPU, and 2TB of bandwidth isn’t a bad price at all. Compared to the “low end providers”, this $10/mo for what those providers sell for $3-5/mo does seem like “almost double or triple” but at this price you’re paying for a sustainable service with a reputable provider.

Who knows if your $3-5/mo per 1GB VPS provider will be around tomorrow or can handle a failure on hardware/network which seems to impact so many newer providers.
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OVH SSD VPS #1 Review

OVH LogoI’ve been an OVH customer for about 6 months now.

I have used a variety of their dedicated servers and use their VPS services from time to time for being a “front face” to a project where I use the dedicated server as part of the back end. For example, I run a MariaDB server for all my SQL needs instead of multiple SQL servers on this dedicated server. I run LibreNMS on the OVH SSD VPS #1 and use my OVH dedicated server for hosting the SQL database. It’s nothing advanced but I like if the VPS goes down or is inaccessible, I’ve got the data running on another SQL server.

Later on, I’ll get replication working where the data will be replicated to Chicago in case the OVH network goes completely down.
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