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Topic # 27639 2-Nov-2008 15:46
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What are some good, legit, New Zealand VPS companies? I'm looking for 5GB+ Bandwith and at least 5GB disk space, 256MB RAM under  $30 NZD per month.

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  Reply # 175338 2-Nov-2008 22:10
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You've got buckleys chance of getting a VPS on a New Zealand based server for anything even close to $30 NZD.  On an overseas server you might find somewhere, but not somewhere good.

Double your budget and you are in a better position for an overseas VPS, quadruple it for NZ based.




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  Reply # 175359 2-Nov-2008 23:28
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Heard good things about these guys, haven't used them myself though...
http://www.web-wide-hosting.co.nz/hosting.php?spt=15

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 626542 16-May-2012 22:06
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I would look around for a provider that has been around for a while. At least 5 years is a good amount of time to know that they aren't as likely to just disappear overnight. You are best to email them, and see how good their response times are and how well they handle your questions.

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  Reply # 626555 16-May-2012 22:38
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I've had VPSes with a lot of providers, and here's my opinions on the NZ ones.

RimuHosting
Incredible service, decent pricing, good customisability. I've met all their staff, great people. 24/7 support, incredibly fast and helpful.
Hosted in the HostingDirect datacentre though, which isn't known for its reliability. Unusual to have less than 30min of downtime in a month.
Would recommend if you're not hosting anything mission-critical.

SiteHost
Good service, decent pricing, but completely unrecognisable. You can't add more RAM to an existing VPS, you have to upgrade your entire plan, even if you don't need more HDD or bandwidth.
Incredibly reliable. Have only ever once seen an unscheduled outage which was a catastrophic failure that couldn't easily have been avoided.
Highly recommended for mission-critical.

HostingDirect
If all you're after is something to play with or host a Teamspeak server for your gaming clan, this'll do. Their reliability is bad (as above), and they have no support whatsoever outside of business hours. Ridiculously cheap though.

OpenHost
Had a Windows VPS with these guys (others were all Linux). Didn't have it long enough to form a real opinion, but had no outages in the 2 months I was there. Support can be slow at times.

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  Reply # 626558 16-May-2012 22:44
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I'm actually using Linode who have been great - whilst they are a overseas provider the speed and support I get from them is just awesome.

 

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  Reply # 626565 16-May-2012 22:53
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Good luck finding any kind of decent NZ based VPS for what you want for that budget!

For that price, you could get a linode in Fremont, CA which would give you 20GB storage, 200GB data transfer (outgoing), 512MB of RAM and access to four cores/threads, plus good reliability/uptime, support and it's Xen, instead of some OpenVZ crap.

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  Reply # 626578 16-May-2012 23:19
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People! This is a positively antique thread from years ago (shouldn't this have been locked?)

Anyway, ignoring "NZ Based", Amazon EC2 instances are pretty hard to beat for convenience, flexability, and price, of course completely and utterly unmanaged though.

Pay only for the hours you use it.  If you can run as a "spot" instance (even just setting a really high bid price) then you are really paying ridiculously tiny amounts for the instance run time (often a fraction of a US cent per hour, crazy).

I have a number of sites I manage on EC2, even just a "micro" instance can run a modest website, and if you do your architecture right, scalability can be as easy as firing off some more "micro" instances behind an ELB (Elastic Load Balancer).  One of my sites uses a single "large" instance as a "master" and depending on demands a bunch of "micros" as slaves, most of them on spot pricing, all behind the load balancer.

In short, EC2 and ELB make a really smashing setup - if you don't mind having no support.






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