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Chicago VPS 2048MB Ram 2TB Bandwidth 50GB Diskspace $30 year

brickjenks100 99 November 25, 2012 at 06:25 PM in Computers (8)
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Enterprise $30/year SmilieSmilieSmiliehttp://www.lowendbox.com/blog/urlhasbeenblocked-30year-2gb-openvz-vps-in-los-angeles-chicago-buffalo/

this shows as a recurring discount, If you know anything about VPS pricing this is a smoking deal at 1GB of memory

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Quote from chukdotcom View Post :
Stupid question. Let's say I own coolstuff.com. When I sign up, it asks me for a server name. Does it matter what I put in there? What is that server name used for? I assume if I choose something like chuk.coolstuff.com, I just create an A name for www in my DNS?
you eventually need a server to actually host "coolstuff.com", which is what this would be for - they would likely give you a static IP address such as 12.34.56.78, and from there you could have a web server like apache running on their box 24/7 and backed up by them
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you eventually need a server to actually host "coolstuff.com", which is what this would be for - they would likely give you a static IP address such as 12.34.56.78, and from there you could have a web server like apache running on their box 24/7 and backed up by them
Right, I understand what a VPS is, etc. I'm wondering what is the significance of the actual server name that I choose when signing up. It asks you the domain name (coolstuff.com), but then it asks you for a server name. That server name then shows up under your account. (chuk.coolstuff.com). What is the server name portion for?
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Phenomenal deal - thanks!
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Quote from chukdotcom View Post :
Right, I understand what a VPS is, etc. I'm wondering what is the significance of the actual server name that I choose when signing up. It asks you the domain name (coolstuff.com), but then it asks you for a server name. That server name then shows up under your account. (chuk.coolstuff.com). What is the server name portion for?
Also, can you easily change your server type after the fact? (like from centos to ubuntu, etc)
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Also, can you easily change your server type after the fact? (like from centos to ubuntu, etc)
Just checked their control panel - looks like you can re-install any OS at any time
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Good deal for the 2GB of memory. Kinda lame they don't have Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 as an available OS.
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*Edit: nvm, got in there!
Thanks
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Quote from glamajamma View Post :
... you don't buy your hosting based on pricing alone.


If you need the kind of reliability or advanced features that come with Linode, Rackspace or Amazon EC2 you are not in the market for $30 a year hosting.

I have used Chicago VPS for around a year. Besides the hacking incident, they are good for the money.
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#24
They Use an older OpenVZ kernel that doesn't support Ubuntu 12.04. Many budget VPS providers use the older OpenVZ kernel.

Don't try to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 without going through the steps listed here [askubuntu.com]

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Good deal for the 2GB of memory. Kinda lame they don't have Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 as an available OS.
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Quote from paperwastage View Post :
if you want to host stuff online( eg website, ftp/file server, VPS/VPN tunneling), this works

don't host anything super-critical on these though...

I had one to host a memory-intensive ruby site, worked fine they got hacked and lost a lot of customer's stuff. Then I over to amazon ec2 because I wanted more flexibility and easier backup of data (of course, whil epaying more for that privilege)

http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/5686/urlhasbeenblocked-hacked-bunch-of-vps-customers-offline

something similar happened to linode


http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/cloud-service-linode-hacked-bitcoin-accounts-emptied-030212
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Quote from ifoundthetao View Post :
If you host from your home, you're probably going to end up using something like dyndns for domain name resolution. More over, some ISPs won't allow you to use your connection for things like hosting sites and such suchary. The likely hood that they'll find out is low (or that they'll care), so it isn't much of an issue.

Here's something else to think about though.. Over the course of a year, keeping a machine powered on will probably cost you a decent amount in electricity. Also, you won't really have a failover, so if something happens and your power goes out, your server goes off-line.

The datacenters have redundancy set up for those types of situations, and are more equipped to handle the minutia of DNS and web hosting.



Also a static IP from your ISP is around $10 a month and they usually block port 25 for mail.
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Thanks...got one to play around with. Already setup a remote crashplan server on it....
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dead?
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Quote from JaredS2830 View Post :
dead?

it is NOT dead... did you try the coupon?


I was able to apply the coupon to the LA location..
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Quote from brickjenks100 View Post :
If you need the kind of reliability or advanced features that come with Linode, Rackspace or Amazon EC2 you are not in the market for $30 a year hosting.

I have used Chicago VPS for around a year. Besides the hacking incident, they are good for the money.
that's reassuring :p
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