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FreeBSD Hosting/Shared/VPS etc.

nocentis

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What is good and cheap VPS - FreeBSD?

Looking for servers FreeBSD VPS with the price to $ 15 per month, what do you recommend?
 

vivek

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nbari

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4 good providers

I have been searching and test lot of providers that support FreeBSD, so far I can only recommend 4 of them:

the 3 of them offer access to a terminal via VNC so you can reinstall the OS if you want

1: http://arpnetworks.com/ more for advancer users (extreme slow email support) on this I installed a VPS with zfs
2. yisp.nl currently running a shell server with them (sign.io) [ no FreeBSD - Mod. ]
3. http://www.xensmart.co.uk/hvmplans.php after paying you get all running perfect including the VNC access.
4. http://www.vpsfarm.com/ you pay for what you use.

I couldn't test http://nqhost.com/ I wrote to this guys and telling them that I wanted to host sign.io inside a jail, but they were scared knowing that ssh was going to be open and didn't want me to host with them.

There are many other providers, but unfortunately are more interested on making quick money overselling the services that really providing a good solution.
 

SirDice

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Was looking for something myself and found http://www.tilaa.nl/

No idea how good they are but it looks quite cheap.
 

z3R0

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Hi,

I'm looking for a good FreeBSD web host. What do you guys recommend?

SSH access and ability to install ports a plus.

Thanks,

z3r0
 

gordon@

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I've used a rootbsd.net VPS for over a year now. It's quite stable and I've been happy with it. The company also supports the FreeBSD community.
 

osman

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Mostly they provide FreeBSD jail as VPS or anyone offering XEN based?

And anybody knows if openvpn can be installed in jail based FreeBSD VPS? like the openvz has issue with tun/tap and iptables.

I will need a VPS to install openvpn and will need to do NAT.


Regards
usman
 

gordon@

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osman said:
Mostly they provide FreeBSD jail as VPS or anyone offering XEN based?

And anybody knows if openvpn can be installed in jail based FreeBSD VPS? like the openvz has issue with tun/tap and iptables.

I will need a VPS to install openvpn and will need to do NAT.


Regards
usman
RootBSD is a Xen solution.
 

vivek

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fwaggle

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Thought I'd chime in:

ARP Networks are pretty good - server is solid in terms of crashing, but their network drops every so often (I have nagios on it that frequently complains about five hosts in five DCs simultaneously, so I'm guessing it's their network) and while the support can be less-than-instant I've never been tearing my hair out waiting for them. Oh, they have native IPv6 too, if that's your thing.

I'm also running FreeBSD 8.2 on a Linode, and it's been fantastic. No v6, but it's been pretty solid under low-load. I'm about to fire up another one and flog it, to see if it barfs chunks or not... cperciva@ (and I'm guessing some others?) has done a ton of work on Xen-PV stuff for AWS, which Linode has benefited from significantly.

Both start at $20/mo for pretty reasonable quotas.

Oh, since I mentioned it, AWS' free tier isn't too bad, depending on what you want to do with it. The I/O quota is pretty low (I hit it enough to get charged 1~3c each month, which they then cancel because I'm guessing I'd be costing them money to collect it at that point), and IIRC there's been periods where performance is less than stellar but it can work out pretty cheap depending on what you actually want from it.