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Cheap, Good Linux VPS - Fast

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by oakley56fila, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. oakley56fila

    oakley56fila Junior Member

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    I realize the title may be impossible, but it's what I'm looking for. I'm tired of slow WordPress hosting and I want to start up my own VPS to offer hosting to my clients.

    I will need cpanel on the account.

    I'm not very knowledgeable in the area of VPSs yet, so any help would be great.

    If I could buy form someone on BHW I would prefer it, but if you know of a great, affordable provider elsewhere I would like to take a look at them.
     
  2. haridada

    haridada Senior Member

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    You could try virpus.com. they start at $7 month-to-month.

    Also feel free to check out lowendbox.com for a list of companies providing cheap vps's with features enough to get you started.

    HTH

    cheers,

    haridada
     
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  3. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    This www . thrustvps . com seems very very promising and well rounded. You might want to check it out.
     
  4. fatboy

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    First off - where do you want to host it.
    Secondly - whats your budget.

    To put the price / quality thing into perspective a cPanel license for a VPS is around $15. Depending on your chosen provider, they could buy bulk licenses which may bring it down to around $5 per license.

    Anyone selling a full cpanel VPS for less than $10 could be massively overselling their node and you will have problems in the long run.
     
  5. oakley56fila

    oakley56fila Junior Member

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    Somewhere in America.. I'm on the west coast.

    So it sounds like I shouldn't go for anything under $20 / month.. would that be accurate?

    I'm want to start off small / as cheap as possible while I try to build my hosting client base and determine if hosting is for me.
     
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    ntesla411 Newbie

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    I've been using Linode for quite some time now.
    Love their services and customer support, no complaints here!
     
  7. Bluearrow

    Bluearrow Regular Member

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    I use Knownhost. Little expensive but service second to none.
     
  8. Jayemdae

    Jayemdae Newbie

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    KnownHost has a very solid reputation, so +1 from me on KnownHost. You can get a VPS from them that's hosted in California or Texas. As mentioned, they're a little more expensive, but well worth it based on my extensive research. Another option for a provider with a solid reputation is DowntownHost.

    In my experience over the years, it's not good to cut corners on an iffy hosting provider. Especially if you're going to be reselling/hosting clients.
     
  9. Bluearrow

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    Agree with Jayemdae.

    If you are going to start a web hosting service then better buy a VPS with good uptime and unless you have support stuff or you are going to do it full time better go for a Good Managed VPS provider.