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Topic # 192069 25-Feb-2016 20:07
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Need s good reliable VPS running windows.

 

I know we have cow boys left right and center around NZ so i'm asking if anyone knows or could recommend me one?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1499404 25-Feb-2016 20:16
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Does it need to be in NZ? If not AWS in Sydney. Free tier means you can get a 1GB RAM machine with 10% of a Xeon processor free, which is fine for Linux, but not sure about Windows. Otherwise t2 medium/large for a burstable workload (4/8 GB RAM and more CPU time / cores) or an m4.large/xl with constant access to cores and more RAM available.

 

You probably need to define what you're doing a bit more.





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  Reply # 1499405 25-Feb-2016 20:24
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I've got a Windows VPS with Virmach.com. I got it on special at half price via WHT, so 1gb RAM cost $3.20USD per month. I've had it for 6 months and it has been rock solid. I've re-installed Windows several times, thrashed the network and filled up the hdd with no issues. It's hosted in the US but was peppy enough for me to use it as a RDP on 2D Fibre. Comes with a free licenced copy of Windows so no need to use a 6 month trial.




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  Reply # 1499409 25-Feb-2016 20:28
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timmmay:

 

Does it need to be in NZ? If not AWS in Sydney. Free tier means you can get a 1GB RAM machine with 10% of a Xeon processor free, which is fine for Linux, but not sure about Windows. Otherwise t2 medium/large for a burstable workload (4/8 GB RAM and more CPU time / cores) or an m4.large/xl with constant access to cores and more RAM available.

 

You probably need to define what you're doing a bit more.

 

 

 

 

HI.

 

I will look into AWS, i do need s good ping time but i need reliability more!

 

I'm looking for:

 

No1 reliability

 

No2 a good help desk

 

No3 good ping time to nz (250ms round trip or less)





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  Reply # 1499412 25-Feb-2016 20:38
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1. AWS is reliable, and gives you all the tools to restart, backup, move to another data center, etc. They have the most comprehensive cloud offering.

 

2. There is no help desk unless you pay for it. If you want decent help or support you should budget for a good business plan, because support staff are expensive and if you go cheap support is poor.

 

3. Ping is 34ms or so to AWS Sydney.





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  Reply # 1499415 25-Feb-2016 20:43
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i have just been looking at AWS and they seem verey good.

 

Whats your ISP to get your ping?

 

I'm om Spark and getting 220ms ping..

 

I think i need a good plan with support.

 

Any thanks man you have been awesome! 

 

I'm going to give them a shot ay!





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  Reply # 1499416 25-Feb-2016 20:45
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2 degrees fiber. I'm AWS certified and I run a support business on the side, gimme a yell if you need more advice or help. I don't do "help it's broken" type support. You should also look into AWS paid support, which is meant to be excellent.





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  Reply # 1499437 25-Feb-2016 21:17
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Looks like AWS Support is US$100/month if you want support for third party software. That's probably pretty good value, given if you had third party support you'd probably be paying US$75/hr or more.





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  Reply # 1499495 26-Feb-2016 00:37
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timmmay:

 

Does it need to be in NZ? If not AWS in Sydney. Free tier means you can get a 1GB RAM machine with 10% of a Xeon processor free, which is fine for Linux, but not sure about Windows.

 

 

 

 

Just rolled up a WinServer 2012 running on a Nano instance.  Surprisingly stable for such low specs


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  Reply # 1499508 26-Feb-2016 07:40
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Interesting that Windows runs on 512MB RAM. My Linux instance is 1GB and only uses half of that, just running Nginx and HHVM (PHP), but I'll probably bring MySQL back onto it once the free tier ends.





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  Reply # 1499513 26-Feb-2016 07:55
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CADMAX:

 

i have just been looking at AWS and they seem verey good.

 

Whats your ISP to get your ping?

 

I'm om Spark and getting 220ms ping..

 

I think i need a good plan with support.

 

Any thanks man you have been awesome! 

 

I'm going to give them a shot ay!

 

 

 

 

220ms seems really high, AWS have a Sydney availability zone which would be ~20-30ms. I can vouch for their support, sure we pay for it but I've seen nothing like it from any NZ company, each case is answered by an engineer or developer who actually knows what they are talking about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1499514 26-Feb-2016 08:04
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insane: 

 

220ms seems really high, AWS have a Sydney availability zone which would be ~20-30ms. I can vouch for their support, sure we pay for it but I've seen nothing like it from any NZ company, each case is answered by an engineer or developer who actually knows what they are talking about. 

 

 

How are they with random stuff? Linux questions, questions about random software (say, Wordpress, or a corporate app), etc? Just curious really.





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  Reply # 1499572 26-Feb-2016 09:20
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AWS is a good option, else Microsoft Azure in Sydney (Australia East) is good too. We have 30-40ms ping to our VM's over vodafone fibre in Auckland. Not had a failure yet and they have been rock solid. I think our TS team have had good responses when we have had queries about the services too.





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  Reply # 1499602 26-Feb-2016 10:01
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timmmay:

 

insane: 

 

220ms seems really high, AWS have a Sydney availability zone which would be ~20-30ms. I can vouch for their support, sure we pay for it but I've seen nothing like it from any NZ company, each case is answered by an engineer or developer who actually knows what they are talking about. 

 

 

How are they with random stuff? Linux questions, questions about random software (say, Wordpress, or a corporate app), etc? Just curious really.

 



 

Here was one of the last one which someone asked, its an AWS specific question but you hopefully get the idea as it's a typical response.  Don't usually look to them for OS or App support, have people for that in house.

 

 

 

Question:

 

"Do you have rough estimation when can I specify ACMCertificateArn in ViewerCertificate property under AWS::CloudFront::Distribution resource?

 

Response:

 

"Hello,

Thanks for getting in touch!

Currently, Amazon Certificate Manager is not supported in CloudFormation, however this features is often requested.  I've logged the feature request for you, however I won't be able to provide an ETA on when this might be available.

In the meantime, I did want to bring your attention to a possible workaround that would allow you to use ACM with CloudFormation by way of using a Lambda function to create ACM certificates and associate them with a CloudFront distribution.  Of course this is easily integrated into CloudFormation.  The article is available at this location: https://serverlesscode.com/post/acm-certificates-in-cloudformation/.  This is third-party, however the solution may work for you.  I'd advise to test it before you decide to use it in any production environment.

We'll provide a notification via the usual channels, including the AWS Official Blog, if ACM support becomes available in CloudFormation.

I hope that helps.  If there is anything more I can do at this time, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Best regards,"

 

 




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insane:

 

timmmay:

 

insane: 

 

220ms seems really high, AWS have a Sydney availability zone which would be ~20-30ms. I can vouch for their support, sure we pay for it but I've seen nothing like it from any NZ company, each case is answered by an engineer or developer who actually knows what they are talking about. 

 

 

How are they with random stuff? Linux questions, questions about random software (say, Wordpress, or a corporate app), etc? Just curious really.

 



 

Here was one of the last one which someone asked, its an AWS specific question but you hopefully get the idea as it's a typical response.  Don't usually look to them for OS or App support, have people for that in house.

 

 

 

Question:

 

"Do you have rough estimation when can I specify ACMCertificateArn in ViewerCertificate property under AWS::CloudFront::Distribution resource?

 

Response:

 

"Hello,

Thanks for getting in touch!

Currently, Amazon Certificate Manager is not supported in CloudFormation, however this features is often requested.  I've logged the feature request for you, however I won't be able to provide an ETA on when this might be available.

In the meantime, I did want to bring your attention to a possible workaround that would allow you to use ACM with CloudFormation by way of using a Lambda function to create ACM certificates and associate them with a CloudFront distribution.  Of course this is easily integrated into CloudFormation.  The article is available at this location: https://serverlesscode.com/post/acm-certificates-in-cloudformation/.  This is third-party, however the solution may work for you.  I'd advise to test it before you decide to use it in any production environment.

We'll provide a notification via the usual channels, including the AWS Official Blog, if ACM support becomes available in CloudFormation.

I hope that helps.  If there is anything more I can do at this time, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Best regards,"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thats a awesome response! 

 

 





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