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VPS or Shared Hosting?

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by oush, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. oush

    oush Byte Poster

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    Hi guys,

    Looking for some webhosting, not sure if I should go down the VPS route or get a shared hosting account? Can someone recommend a shared hosting provider as well as a VPS provider?

    For VPS so far i have been recommended:

    Linode and Slicehost

    any others out there?

    How hard is it to setup / maintain LAMP servers? Also which distro would you recommend? I was thinking of using debian as it being very stable?

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Also what would i use for emails?

    Thanks
     
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  2. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    layershift.com

    All you need really. They do shared, vps, linux, windows, managed, unmanaged and everything hosting related. Best support ever!!!
    The longest I had to wait for support ticket to be resolved was 1 hour 15 minutes and the shortest was 3 minutes (yep).

    Have a chat with them and I'm sure they will be able to help you.

    Go for managed if you don't mind paying a little extra. This way you're not involved in updates and maintenance (they do a great job so you don't need to).

    Most hosting options come with some sort of email service.
     
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  3. UKDarkstar
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    I'll endorse Layershift. I used them in my business for hosting customer sites and maintain a VPS with them now myself. Excellent service
     
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  4. oush

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    took the advice from you guys and took a hosting package out with layershift... and what a mistake that was!!! 48 hours later and they are still struggling to fix the DNS issues with my site :(
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Seems unusual - what's the problem ?
     
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  6. oush

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    The domains are not resolving to the DNS servers correctly, even though whois has updated the records. They cant seem to figure out why.
     
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  7. UKDarkstar
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    Well it may not be their problem but I'm sure it's in safe hands
     
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  8. LukeP

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    Sorry to hear oush, I'm sure it'll be sorted soon.

    Is your domain registered with them as well? I had problems with domain registered somewhere else and not resolving properly.
    You mentioned that whois information has been updated. Does http://whois.domaintools.com for your domain points to layershift (transnexis.net) DNS servers?

    Is the DNS Hosting option checked on your account:

    Not an expert, just trying to help.
     
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  9. Layershift Damien

    Layershift Damien New Member

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    Oush, sorry that I didn't come across your post here sooner, and of course my thanks to those recommending our service in this thread.

    I'm concerned to learn of your bad experience here and hope that by now it was already fully resolved. However, I find the situation very unusual and not in keeping with the high level of service we consistently provide to our customers so I would like to find out exactly what went wrong in this case.

    If you are able, I'd very much appreciate it if you could give me the ticket number from your support case so that I can look into it further...

    Alternatively if you cannot find the ticket number any other information I may use to identify your account would be very helpful for me to investigate and learn what went so badly wrong in this case (please feel free to disclose that information privately via PM or email to us for my attention).
     
  10. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    Peer1 seem to have a lot of flexible solutions!
     
  11. UKDarkstar
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    Welcome to CF Damien ;)
     
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  12. mtalk

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    If you wish to play around I will suggest for managed VPS, yes debien is really good. But still I prefer CentoS
     

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