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VPS Hosting Provider Options 7 years 5 months ago #6283

  • aforantman
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Hi All,

Thought I would raise the discussion again on hosting providers.
(Sorry Patrick if this isn't the right place to post).

Just reviewing my alternatives to my current host Micron 21.

We are currently on a VPS:

Storage - 30GB
Data Allowance - 20GB
Processor - 1500mhz
Ip Address Lease x 4
VMware ESX Extreme Server package
cPanel VDS License

This is abou $200 per month
we are going over the limit with data at the moment (must upgrade)
appx 30GB per month. @ about $90 per month.

so we are hitting just under $300 per month.

I have about 30 clients

I have found that we have some performance issues still. We still have a fairly low amount of ram.
For an extra $50 I can get an additional 1GB of ram, which will hopefully solve these issues.

I am not trying to be a tight arse with spending money on hosting. I believe that you get what you pay for.
But I would like to see what alternatives are out there.
I thought this could be a good discussion to do a bit of a review on current options and providers in the Aussie market.

Micron are great on service, but are fairly hexy on price.

What are everyones choices and are they happy with them.
Please keep it off shared hosting and only VPS please. ;)


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Re: VPS Hosting Provider Options 7 years 5 months ago #6314

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Hi Ant.
Rochen (USA) or UberGlobal (& their brands in Aus) have both been fairly good in the past from my experiences.
Have tried many others in the past, but for VPS they give good bang for buck - other lack performance or expensive.
Also, Koowii had been very good in my previous Magento life. They've rebranded to Nerdster - may be worth a look.
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Re: VPS Hosting Provider Options 7 years 5 months ago #6426

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Interesting question - I moved FROM Jumba/AussieHQ to Micron21 because the tech support wasn't anywhere near as good as Micron21.

As you mention "you get what you pay for" and like you I'm up for ~ $300 per month, but if you look at Aussie/Jumba/Uber then the costs aren't significantly different for what you're getting now.

It kinda depends on how strong your linux skills are, specifically from a security perspective. If you're a guru then try one of the low end Uber VPS's but make sure it's not a Virtuosso provisioned one as they was *very* slow and didn't seem like their VPS's were well isolated.

Interested to see how you go ...

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Re: VPS Hosting Provider Options 7 years 5 months ago #6428

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My personal hosting hero is Site5. Site5 is a US-based global hosting company. I've been with them since 2005. They have a shiny new data centre in Sydney; I moved my account there in April.


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