Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1948 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 469
Inactive user


Topic # 147018 5-Jun-2014 21:33
Send private message

Found this brilliant site yesterday which has a list of low end VPSs you can purchase on an annual basis including ones for $4US per year or 3Euro.

http://list.lowendserv.net/index.php?reload=1

Useful for those looking to host things or use OpenVPN.

Create new topic
852 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 69

Trusted

  Reply # 1060110 5-Jun-2014 21:46
One person supports this post
Send private message

Wow. I thought my $5 per month DigitalOcean VPS was a good deal. These are crazy cheap.

488 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted

  Reply # 1060120 5-Jun-2014 22:02
One person supports this post
Send private message

I've tried a few of those really cheap deals and there is a term in virtualisation called 'over commitment'. While it is a good deal and the virtualisation layer will report that you have the said resources at your disposal, the reality is that a business model based on that kind of expectation is going to come up short if everybody simultaneously runs a VPN or starts a proxy service.

To put it another way, imagine if all the clients at your local gym actually used the gym three times a week.

Having said all that, Digital Ocean were the better of the cheap plans - mostly because they actively kick off or limit the crypto miners and heavy CPU users and I have come across VPS users who actively prevent VPNs being setup. I recommend anybody helping themselves to the list, make sure they get a trial period and test everything in that period before giving in to a subscription.

/2cents

Baby Get Shaky!
1549 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 382

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1060138 5-Jun-2014 22:44
2 people support this post
Send private message

I pay $1 a month for a VPS as a backup DNS server for 2 others. Is it oversold? Yes. Have I ever used a large quanitity of the resources? No. Will I need to? Highly unlikely. For me I knew what I was buying into with a cheap VPS, it serves its purpose perfectly for what I need it for (no downtime for 326 days until today - shifted to a new node which required a new IP).

 

 

Nothing wrong with cheap VPS's as long as you have reasonable expectations. /2c

259 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


  Reply # 1060151 5-Jun-2014 23:14
One person supports this post
Send private message

http://lowendbox.com is also a good source of information when looking for affordable and reliable VPS providers.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.