[oclug] linux-friendly Webhost recommendations?
rgiffin at xplornet.com
Sun Aug 13 09:25:17 EDT 2006
Sebastien Bailard wrote:
> Does anyone recommend a webhost for a medium-size site that may get some large
> bursts of traffic?
> My requirements are as follows:
> *linux command line utilities
> I'd like it to have most of the usual linux command line utilities - for my
> existing host I had to start a trouble-ticket just to get ssh turned on, and
> I suspect I'll have to do something similar to add a user as a co-admin. I
> suspect what I need is a server, or rather a virtual slice of one, and I want
> a fair bit of freedom when it comes to tweaking things, like installing
> Until I get large bursts of traffic, I'd rather not pay for bandwidth and
> server time I'm not using, so I would rather not pay more than ~20/month,
> with $15 feeling reasonable.
> *Reasonable over-quota bandwidth charges.
> If I do get slashdotted, I'd rather the server doesn't fall over dead, and I'd
> rather not get ripped off for over quota bandwidth. This is my largest
> priority, actually.
> What hosts are people happy with right now?
There's a company that some folks I know are using called Spry
(www.spry.com) It's out on the US west coast, actually located in
Washington State, close to Seattle. They offer what you're looking for
for about 10 bucks/month US. If you don't need the shell access, the
price can be as low as 2 bucks/month.
All of the Canadian suppliers I checked into recently (a non-exaustive
list) were over 30 dollars/month, but I've been heaing some good things
about Canada WebHost (www.canadawebhosting.com) that apparently has ~20
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