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  1. Sergey Vlasov
    Sergey Vlasov May 22, 2012 at 21:45 | | Reply

    So why do you prefer VPS.NET over say, Linode? Honestly I had never try VPS.NET, but Linode is an excellent VPS hosting and a bit cheaper in case of smaller packages. For large packages VPS.net beats Linode in the price too…

  2. FxB
    FxB May 23, 2012 at 15:05 | | Reply

    Je decouvre mais je reste tenté par le simple hosting de gandi.net

    Another way of hosting for clients

  3. ChefGaby
    ChefGaby May 23, 2012 at 20:43 | | Reply

    Great article. I’m actually looking forward for the other parts of the article where you’ll explain the installation of the OS, how to add PHP and MySQL, how to add a domains to a VPS, create NSs and stuff like that.

    I was looking for a website where I could buy a VPS at the cheapest price possible just for testing purposes. The website you linked to is good for production and live sites but if you just want to test it out and 30 days is not enough for you then I recommend sshvm.com (or just google for other sites)
    The Kansas location has prices as low as $2/month. You won’t need more resources if you just want to test the installation of Ubuntu and other settings.
    I only recommend them for testing and nothing more since I am not using their services at the moment.

    Another great resource on how to setup a dedicated or VPS account is this article:

    I hope it’s ok I added these sites here, I just thought they might be useful to other people too.

  4. nandocoelho
    nandocoelho May 25, 2012 at 15:10 | | Reply

    I recommend new users searching for a VPS to follow this tutorial. I think it will be a very valuable tutorial.

    I use an unmanaged VPS with Plesk, Fedora Core and Apache, that does not offer some automatisms such as installation of WordPress with a click or the elasticity of a Cloud. The resources are somewhat limited 1CPU 2GHz, 256MB RAM, 5GB HDD but it is safe, stable, fast and can be up to 100 domains with areas of customers and resellers. And the price is really reasonable low.

    I know I must improve the solution and I’m looking for some agility, but first I have to consume the resources available in my current VPS. 🙂

    PS: @Jean Galea maybe you should revise your free month coupon code as they now offer for 6 months – “CloudLinux now available FREE for 6 Months” http://www.vps.net/product/cloud-servers/, still they ask for credit card and it may alienate some of the candidates and who wanted to follow this tutorial.

  5. nandocoelho
    nandocoelho May 25, 2012 at 17:25 | | Reply

    I forgot to check “Notify me of follow-up comments by email.” (:

  6. Christopher J
    Christopher J May 26, 2012 at 23:31 | | Reply

    Yes – it’s funny how we seem to migrate from shared to reseller to vps 🙂 (and then where to, dedicated server? Then self hosted server after that??)

    That is what I am preparing for, but long from ready to do yet.

    I will just confess, even though I am always learning, there is still so much that I do not know: such as the difference between Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu OS with a LAMP… as only a tiny example of what I do not yet understand.

    Please do not forget to follow up with Part 2, and if you want to do more after that, the more the better!

  7. Ramon Fincken
    Ramon Fincken January 6, 2013 at 11:05 | | Reply

    Please do not push people to rent an unmanaged VPS as > 90% of all people who hire an unmanaged VPS do not even know why or how to run operating security updates and regular updates.

    This will be costly in the end when things go wrong ( such as a server breach and/or spambot takeover who sends out thousands of spam mails from your server .. )

  8. Jonathan Siddall
    Jonathan Siddall February 19, 2015 at 12:13 | | Reply

    I’ve just signed up with Linode, the hardware is great !

    If you are going down the DIY VPN route and you’ve previously been on managed hosting there is a steep learning curve.

    Useful Resources that will save you lots of time:

    For SSH to server Mobaxterm is really user friendly and its free http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/
    It also allows you to copy and paste. Hugely better than using Putty.

    Installing OS on VPS Server (Centos7, Maria DB, Nginx, ISPConfig3, Dovecot, PHP)
    Found a great tutorial here https://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-centos-7-x86_64-nginx-dovecot-ispconfig-3

    RSA/DSA key generator free – http://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_puttygen

    If you are web designer and have multiple WordPress sites that all need updating. This allows you to update all your sites at the same time from one panel 🙂


  9. Faust
    Faust June 26, 2015 at 20:25 | | Reply

    hello do you have article or posts on how to setup servers in house? both windows and linux? i would appreciate it. great article. i cant afford vps or dedicated servers.

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