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Re: [SLUG] Co-lo, UML & Dedicated servers
- To: Dan Treacy <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Co-lo, UML & Dedicated servers
- From: Piers Wren <piers@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 22:43:57 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
I've got 2 UML machines around the place. one on tektonic.net and one on
TekTonic are the better of those two, I seem to get more available CPU.
Ping time is a bit of an issue, but once connected the speed is good.
Support is reasonable but nothing special.
I use redwoodvirtual for my personal server. I'm on the $10/mo plan
which gives me 20Gb/mo bandwidth. It's far from quick (CPU), but
reliable enough (current uptime is 143 days) and capable of running
apache/postfix/spamassassin/bind as long as the load isn't high.
Download speed is enough to saturate my connections. Support on redwood
is pretty ordinary - email them and they get back a few days later.
If you're considering UML, check out www.usermodelinux.org. Click the
'Commercial' link on the right hand side of the page to get a list of a
few UML providers around the place.
My general experience with UML has been great. Just don't expect to run
anything diskspace or memory intensive as it quickly gets expensive.
On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 12:04 +0200, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Dan Treacy">
> > Just after some recommendations on the above probably in that order.
> > Machines don't need to be overly powerful but reasonable traffic allowance
> > would be good.
> www.linode.com -> bloody fantastic
> - Jeff
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