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FreeBSD Hosting/Shared/VPS etc...

Discussion in 'Web and Network Services' started by nocentis, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. abonk

    abonk New Member

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    I tried FreeBSD with KVM (for my Plone site), so interesting .. :). This provider is a newcomer http://pyramidserver.com/.. so far so good.
     
  2. thuglife

    thuglife New Member

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    FreeBSD on rackspace.

    Status just got updated:
    Spead the word. :)
     
  3. rainer_d

    rainer_d New Member

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    In Germany...

    I was renting a dedicated server from http://www.ip-exchange.de to run my FreeBSD server.
    Recently (after 10 years), I switched to a KVM provided by http://www.hetzner.de (64bit, 2GB RAM, 160GB disk).
    I save 75% on monthly charges.
    The only downside is that for KVMs they don't offer IPV6 (yet).

    They advertise FreeBSD as available OS, but the shopping-cart doesn't offer it as a choice.
    Just choose the rescue system instead. It takes about 10-20 minutes after the purchase and the system is ready. You can then login to their control-panel, boot the FreeBSD rescue-system and run their automated installer which installs a fresh FreeBSD in 5 minutes.

    Then, you can install ports etc.
     
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    TransIP VPS hosting

    I see that this Dutch hosting company is now offering VPS with FreeBSD (v8.2), from €10/month: https://www.transip.nl/vps/prijzen-en-bestellen/. Perhaps of interest to people in the Netherlands and possibly elsewhere?
     
  6. Carpetsmoker

    Carpetsmoker Member

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    TransIP Doesn't just provide FreeBSD VPS, the entire company runs on FreeBSD :)
     
  7. fefaya

    fefaya New Member

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    I use hostigation, kvm based.
    $3/month for 128MB of RAM
     
  8. gkontos

    gkontos Member

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    Can this be real ???

    http://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produktmatrix/rootserver-produktmatrix-ex/
     
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    may New Member

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    $35: http://tinykvm.com/

    Good service, good support, good machines. Only been with them a few days thus far, trying to see how much web serving I can squeeze out of 128mb of RAM. ;)
     
  11. geodni

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    There is http://www.online.net also known as "dedibox" in France starting at 14.99€/month, I used this service since 3 years whithout any problem Intel Core 2 Duo with 3GB of RAM and two 500GB of SATA2 hard drives geom mirrored under FreeBSD 7.2.
     
  12. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I can for Tilaa now. I just created one.

    After creating an account you need to create a new VPS. This will take you to an order form where you can choose the size of VPS you want. Payment was easy using iDeal (Mastercard, Visa and American Express also accepted). Few minutes later things where set up.

    I thought the initial order would automatically start the installation of my operating system of choice (FreeBSD obviously :e) but this wasn't the case. After waiting about half an hour my VPS was still "queued". Turns out you need to create a new 'order' to start the installation. Ten minutes later I was able to login using the webbased serial console.

    The default install creates one large root filesystem but so far everything just works 'out of the box'.

    Ordered on a friday night, half drunk. Yes, I give these guys the thumbs up :beergrin
     
  13. Martillo1

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    Unfortunately for me, their web page is only in Dutch, no English at all. I have seen the list of supported OS and liked it.
     
  14. may

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    I can recommend pcextreme.nl, they offer KVM-based VPS for 4 euro (excl VAT) per month.

    I was wondering if someone knows a VPS host in the UK with similar pricing (only one I can find is Exonetric, but that is using Jails)?
     
  16. JackOfAllTrades

    JackOfAllTrades New Member

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    I recently bought the smallest package VQ 7 and I can recommend it. Simple setup.
     
  17. rblon

    rblon New Member

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    Using now thehosthouse.co.uk. Seems to work all fine and can't beat the price: 3 pounds per month using a discount coupon that I found online.
     
  18. sappi

    sappi New Member

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    I'm currently buying FreeBSD Jails from http://vds6.net/
    I started with their IPv6 only VDS offer you can't go wrong with - 0.95$/month and recently got their new IPv4&IPv6 VDS.
    Not so many BSD hosts our there. Everybody's stuck with linux.
     
  19. folivora

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  20. Jose

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    My Experience with NQhost

    I've had a server with rootbsd for some years now, and I'm reasonably happy with it. I'm running out of disk space, and I was hoping to get one a little closer to home in California, so I decided to give NQhost a try. That was a mistake.

    1. They claim to offer one extra IP address at a nominal charge. However, they will hassle you when you request one, and if you finally get one, it will be in a different subnet from your main IP. This can be a real pain to deal with, so be ready.

    2. They don't offer breaks if you pay in advance, and there's no way to set up automatic payments. Be ready to log in to their site, credit card in hand each and every month. There's an option to pre-pay, but then you're essentially loaning them money for free.

    3. If you're 10 days late with your payment, they will DELETE your server. That's right, not just suspend it like most other providers, but out-and-out delete it. Any data you might have had on it will be gone forever.


    How professional is their support staff? See for yourself:


    View Ticket #290426
    Department Date Subject Status Urgency
    VPS Support 14/07/2012 20:04 Please un-terminate my VPS Closed Medium

    Jose Q
    Client 14/07/2012 20:04
    I've paid my past due bill.

    Thanks,
    Jose Q.

    ----------------------------
    IP Address:
    Pavel A.
    Staff 14/07/2012 20:05
    Hello,

    It's not possible to restore the deleted server. If you want, we can create a new one for you.

    --
    Pavel A.

    Jose Q
    Client 14/07/2012 20:09
    I just want to make sure I understand this correctly.

    1. I was 10 days late on my payment.
    2. Because of 1, you have deleted my server with all the configuration I spent hours doing on it.

    Is this an accurate account of the facts?

    Thanks,
    Jose Q.

    Pavel A.
    Staff 14/07/2012 20:11
    Your invoice has been generated 16/06/2012 04:14 (about month ago). We have sent 7 notifications and have no any feedback from you. Even after the suspension, you haven't contacted us.

    This is your responsibility to manage the invoices and pay in time. We have no any reasons to keep the unpaid servers for months or years.

    --
    Pavel A.

    Jose Q
    Client 14/07/2012 20:20
    I understand that it is my reponsibility to pay my bill. However, you do not offer a price break if you pay several monts in advance like most other providers do, which is why I was paying month-to-month.

    I'll take your non-responsive response to mean that yes, all my data and hours of hard work are gone.

    I will no longer do business with you and plan to write the following about your service in as many review sites as I can find.

    1. See above...

    Sincerely,
    Jose Q.

    Pavel A.
    Staff 14/07/2012 20:24
    I'm sorry, but this is your and only your fail. If you even have no backup of your 'important' data, I have nothing to say.

    We provide discounts in case of quarterly, semi-annual or annual term - just ask us.
    We provide automatically billing (recurring subscription) - just ask us.
    We provide the due date move in case if you have any issues with the payment - just ask us.

    As for now, you forgot to pay (but you have about one month to pay) and have no even contacted us.

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    Pavel A.

    Pavel A.
    Staff 14/07/2012 20:30
    Also it's so basely, meanly, despicably to speak about the 'review writing'... I'd recommend to write also everywhere for example that the gas stations don't provide the gas for your car for free - this is unacceptable!!! also, that McDonalds doesn't provide the food for free - unbelievable!

    We are not a charitable company.

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    Pavel A.
     
  21. FIlIPy65

    FIlIPy65 New Member

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    I have looking on it...
    Can you (or anyone that bought) tell about?

    Sounds very interesting. =)
     
  22. paulfrottawa

    paulfrottawa New Member

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    http://smart-serv.net/?page=services#

    France VPS Hosting / Unmanaged

    USA VPS Hosting / Unmanaged


    Available OS's / Distributions:
    Gentoo
    CentOS
    Ubuntu
    Debian

    FreeBSD
    NetBSD
    _____________________________-
    my favorite for prices.
     
  23. mwatkins

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    I've been a customer of http://www.arpnetworks.com/ since December 2009. I use it for secondary DNS, backup email, and backing up apps and data running on other real servers I own. I've not hosted any big apps on it but have a few long running apps on this VPS just the same. Over the years there has been very little downtime.

    Arp provides you with two, no three, different types of out of band access - a serial console over ssh; VNC, and tunneled VNC. They aren't the cheapest nor the most expensive. LA based.

    I obtained an account back when Gary was still ironing out some SMP kinks in the system and was impressed with his dedication to getting it right. Arp targets their offering to those who know what they are doing rather than the BSD/Linux newbie.
     
  24. ddaley

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    FreeBSD available at Rackspace.

    FreeBSD is now available at Rackspace. Just spun up a FreeBSD VM. Haven't seen any announcement about it yet, but it is there!
     
  25. manas

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