On Habré more than once raised the issue of finding a suitable VPS hosting. Among other providers server4you.com
was mentioned. It seemed to us one of the best in the price-quality ratio and it was decided to transfer our project to this hosting. The following describes the results of the transfer.
The company is located in Germany. It offers two types of hosting: VPS and Dedicated. On the website www.webhostingtalk.com
about this company there are both positive and negative reviews. Who can be interesting to read. In our view, more positive feedback.
For our project, we chose the simplest tariff vSERVER PRO X4:
- 25,000 MB Webspace (SCSI)
- 1,024 MB RAM
- 2,048 MB FlexRAM
- 5,000 GB Bandwidth / month
- 1 IP Address incl.
- Server Location: Europe
The cost of this tariff is $ 15 per month
Terms for which you can rent a server: 1, 12 and 24 months.
Despite the fact that there is a period of 1 month, it should be borne in mind that they charge the bill semi-annually or annually. We ordered 1 month, but the bill came at $ 90. After that we changed the deadline to 12 months.
After registration, we received a call, confirmed registration, and a couple of hours later the server was provided. Thus you can get the server and without payment. For example, to test it. The invoice was issued later, four days later. If the invoice had not been paid, the server would have been disabled and the re-activation of this server would cost $ 25.
It is also worth noting that when choosing a 12 or 24 month period, the first 6 months are provided free of charge
Payment was made using MasterCard from Alfa Bank.
Ping - 47ms:
Download speed - ~ 1MB / s:
The characteristics of the processor, disks and memory were measured using phoronix-test-suite: results
During the use of hosting addressed in support twice. Answers came quickly enough, in 10-20 minutes. How support is responding to the emergency unfortunately (or fortunately) has not yet been verified.
I will briefly describe the programs that were installed on the server. Perhaps someone will come in handy.
- When ordering the server, CentosOS 5.2 + LAMP was selected.
- To check the performance, manually install phoronix-test-suite . Unfortunately, this package does not yet exist in the CentOS repositories.
- For our project we use HostCMS. This CMS, in addition to LAMP, requires the following modules to work:
yum install php-devel php-zend-optimizer php-xml php-mbstring
To install zend-optimizer, you must first connect the corresponding atomicorp repository:
wget -q -O - www.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic.sh | sh
The php-xml package adds support for LibXSLT for PHP 5.
- The Munin program was selected for monitoring :
yum install perl-Cache perl-Cache-Cache munin munin-node
Monitoring results can be found here.
Let's hope that the hosting will not disappoint.
Thanks for attention.