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Topic # 143884 30-Apr-2014 14:26
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Ok, for now I've giiven up on trying to stem our International traffic problem (see my previous threads)  and just want to move the site to a server which won't cost too much.

 

Criteria:
NZ host preferred, US strongly not preferred by some of the client's committee.
Suitable platform for Drupal + CiviCRM - we have been using CentOS/Plesk - a Virtual Hosting control panel might be unnecessary if we are only running one domain, but I've never run a server without one.
Cheap traffic (currently about 80GB/month if we ditch Cloudflare)

Extra nice if they'll do cheaper rates to a NZ registered charity

suggestions?


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  Reply # 1034022 30-Apr-2014 14:43
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Do you want to run your own server or can you use reseller hosting? I would recommend 2 options:
- cheap with decent(ish) service: web-2u.co.nz
- the best support but not so cheap: sitehost.co.nz







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  Reply # 1034064 30-Apr-2014 15:36
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The thing I left out of my criteria: SSH access (ideally as root, and preferably key based!) to effectively manage Drupal.

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  Reply # 1034111 30-Apr-2014 16:34
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Those requirements mean it possibly may not be suitable for shared hosting. So you may be looking for a VPS host. Cheap hosting and good service don't often go hand in hand, as you get what you pay for.



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  Reply # 1034115 30-Apr-2014 16:45
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Well yes, it is already on a VPS and I know that the site is beyond shared hosting. At present there a half a dozen other sites on the VPS but this site is 98% of the usage.
Most NZ VPS hosts seem to have very low International traffic caps. May well end up overseas for the time being.
Anyone else I should check out in Australia?

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  Reply # 1034173 30-Apr-2014 18:05
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I haven't heard of them before but you could try - https://kgovps.com/xen-nz

Found then with some Google searching, looks like from their test IP they resell from Hosting Direct.

Pricing isn't too bad for a NZ VPS if that's what your looking for but the bandwidth is alright. 




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  Reply # 1034682 1-May-2014 11:33
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Thanks taneb1,
their response was very promising.
They actually build and colo their NZ servers.

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