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1) 123systems.net is a great provider.

2) If you've never used linux EVER, I highly suggest getting a Windows VPS instead (which are much more expensive though) or at least a managed package (again, more expensive). Otherwise, there is a STEEP learning curve and most people give up. If you didn't know this already, the vast majority of us do not have a UI for our linux VPS'....we do everything via command line (like command prompt in Windows).

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I have two low-end VPS. One from UBServers where I paid about $25 per year (pre-discount) and the other from AlienLayer ($12 p.a.).

I don't want to talk about the AlienLayer VPS for obvious reasons but the UBServers VPS is noteworthy.

- It does have occasional & random downtime.

- It offers 128MB RAM & 25GB space

- I've installed Centos 6 32 Bit

- Its powered with Centminmod auto-installer (nginx + memcache etc)

- I've installed wordpress, mariadb (mysql) & phpmyadmin

- I use it to house my low-traffic website and also as a back-up store house for my production sites.

- Its performance is as follows:

Code:
[root@abc ~]$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 18.1943 s, 59.0 MB/s
[root@abc ~]$
Code:
[root@abc ~]$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
--2012-04-24 19:40:54--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‚100mb.test‚

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 72.3M/s   in 1.4s

2012-04-24 19:40:55 (72.3 MB/s) - ‚100mb.test‚

[root@abc ~]$
Code:
[root@abc ~]$ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           128        121          6          0          0         90
-/+ buffers/cache:         30         97
Swap:          128         53         74
[root@abc ~]$
Frankly, the performance is better than what I have paid for more expensive plans. Also, support is quite fast.


Last edited by investorz; 04-24-2012 at 05:47 AM.
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Yeah I guess that your offer with 64MB of ram for 15.90 a year will do the trick right ? ^ ^ Yeah right!

Do a virtual machine
I don't know what the fuss is over having so much RAM!

Back in the mid 1990's, My most powerful server back in the day had a massive 32Mb of ram and it was an incredibly capable box.

It ran: a web server, a mail server with ~1000 accounts, 128 Serial Ports with Modems. Did I forget to mention that this was a 486 DX4 100 Processor - about 1/8 the processing power of of the average I-Phone.

So yes, 64Mb is a bit of an overkill for a VPS

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So yes, 64Mb is a bit of an overkill for a VPS
Oh yes, I remember my computer back in 1990s, the powerful Amstrad 286 with 2Mb of RAM and huge 20Mb HDD.

However, these days software developers trend to assume every computer has unlimited RAM and all the rest. So yes, much RAM isn't luxury any more.

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That's a joke right? $15.00 a whole year...

So you want a vps just to run pings to google.com and execute some clear screens

If you don't have budget don't go with a vps, what you will get will not work right.

Create a virtual machine in your pc or mac with VirtualBox (free) or VMware (Free), and install a centos 5 or 6 iso (Free).

That will actually be BETTER! You will not waste 15 dollar and you will get a full vps , yeah a vps = virtual machine ...

Hey is just for experience right! ?


Otherwise:
Get managed if you don't have any experience, what if you break it? ! ! !
Thanks for rude reply . I don't want high end geeky VPS for myself. I own Master Reseller for Hosting(offshore & Onshore) for your information. I don't want to get VPS for WHM & WHCMS, MYSQL, Apache or whatsoever service can I install in a VPS Box. I just want to have test of it.
Between I know more then doing PING to Google.

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So you want a user that is new to vps and that is paying to do an "optimization" ?

^ ^
Yes! exactly safe investment theory. I don't want to jump in pitch without knowing the depth of it.

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Originally Posted by Soolian View Post
http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/yes-yo...mb-link-1-vps/

If they follow that guide then I'm quite sure they could figure it out, however I do agree with you that a new user might have some issues, I'm sure the host could help them out with those minor things, I for sure would not mind.
Thanks for that man!.

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Originally Posted by ZKuJoe View Post
Ignorance is bliss.

You can get quite a lot for $15/year these days and the quality rivals that of some $15/month providers.


Thanks to everyone for comment. I am trying vpsdeploy I will post feedback about this VPS provider.


Last edited by kiano; 04-24-2012 at 11:15 AM. Reason: spelling
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It's really better to install virtual box and create a vm there then buy such a low-ram vps from some provider. Many things simply will not work.

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Just wanted to say, that having a cheap VPS with low memory is actually good for testing things. If you can get it working on a "weak" VPS, then it will work great on a production quality VPS or a dedicated server.

Here's my current memory usage on 192MB VPS I have on 123systems.net:

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 393216 25756 367460 0 0 0

This is running apache.

One thing to keep in mind with low end boxes is to keep your uptime expectations low as well.

16:11:32 up 44 days, 13:57, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

I have been very happy with 123systems.net for last 9 months, but in the first month of having the service, they suddenly changed IP to a completely different block and destroyed my first carefully set up instance with no warning.

So these kind of boxes should be used for play and testing not for serious stuff.

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