Mack, on 04 March 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:
Have you checked out Kimsufi? Their dedicated servers are really affordable. It's a reseller for OVH, which is known to have some minor issues from time to time, but overall isn't too bad. That's where my server is, and if I recall correctly this site as well.
The cleaning lady unplugs them every week to vacuum under the racks
I've got three servers there now, and they're a pretty good host. The hardware isn't anything special in terms of brands, but performance-wise it's not bad for typical shared hosting. The main issues I have with OVH (though none of them are serious enough to make me switch hosts, so I'm just whining really) are:
- That they modify all of the images they deploy your servers from, and all of the distributions suffer from terrible, terrible hacks. The real time monitoring "service" they provide, for instance, depends on a horrific pile of perl and bash scripts that frequently get stuck maxing out a core of a machine.
- Then there's the patched kernel, which has been known to break a lot. Off the top of my head, their sources don't work with Xen and cause some iptables modules to fail to work correctly. I'd reinstall your machine via vKVM (which is, itself, unintuitive and extremely unreliable) or a self-hosted PXE netboot (I've got a script to do this with Red Hat systems, if you're interested).
- They also charge too much for useful/necessary extras, like KVMoIP devices when you need to diagnose an issue preventing a machine from booting, IPv4 addresses and additional bandwidth.
- Support sucks, but that's to be expected from a host that's pretty much paying you to take their hardware off their hands