I just wanted to make a quick plug for my hosting provider, VolumeDrive. There are a lot of positive/negative reviews out there in regards to VolumeDrive, and I thought I would share my experience with them.
I help run a pretty large gaming clan, and when I first joined, they were using a volumdrive dedicated server. It had 16gb of ram, 8 threads, etc. It was great, and cheap. However, there was an occasional network drop here and there, and we decided to move to a more stable (and expensive!) company for our vital services. I noticed that VD also provided VPS solutions, so I decided to pick one up for a month (only $5) and see how I liked it. It was quickly provisioned, and I began to mess around with it (I chose Ubuntu Server for my OS). I realized that I could do a lot of cool things with this server, and purchased a hostname and got started.
That was about 7 months ago, and I am still very glad that I made the decision to stay with VD. Their network hasn’t been a problem for me at all, and I have had many services running on my server. The only problem I have had is that the VPS reboots regularly, perhaps once every 7-15 days. This isn’t a deal breaker, as it just requires some cron-jobs to keep things running. Other than that, I really can’t complain about it. I have been pushing a lot of data through it , and it is holding up quite well. I would recommend VD VPS’s to anybody wishing to play around with a server with a big fat network connection.
My VPS Specs:
100mbps network connection (2000gb/month)
$5 / month
Check out http://volumedrive.com/vdrive/?a=vps for more information on the VPS solutions provided by VolumeDrive.
*I have not received any compensation for this blog post, I just really like the company*