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  1. #1

    Newbie needs suggestion on a VPS for VPN purpose


    I'm a newbie here, and I'm trying to find a suitable VPS (in the United States), my main purpose is to build a VPN, so the network stability is important for me. Besides, I'm gonna install my blog on it.

    I'm gonna access VPN from China, since the routing between China and US are pretty weird, sometimes it's lightning fast but other times it's slow like hell So I'd ask for your suggestions, which provider would be appropriate for my VPN purpose.

    I'm currently using a PhotonVPS Beam1 (OpenVZ) plan, but their disk I/O really sucks, so I'm considering moving to another provider. I did some simple tests using 'sync', and each 'sync' took too much time to finish, here's a snippet:
        vps:~# time sync
        real	0m55.743s
        user	0m0.000s
        sys	0m0.013s
    I also tried to install a package, and it's very slow while dealing with I/O (hang in 'Reading database...' for quite some time), here's the result:
        time apt-get install iptraf
        Reading package lists... Done
        Building dependency tree       
        Reading state information... Done
        The following NEW packages will be installed:
        0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
        Need to get 0B/163kB of archives.
        After this operation, 754kB of additional disk space will be used.
        Selecting previously deselected package iptraf.
            (Reading database ... 25316 files and directories currently installed.)
        Unpacking iptraf (from .../iptraf_3.0.0-6_i386.deb) ...
        Processing triggers for man-db ...
        Setting up iptraf (3.0.0-6) ...
        real	1m24.809s
        user	0m0.690s
        sys	0m0.135s
    I tried at different time, so it's not gonna be backup or something, this gave me a feeling that they're oversold too much, and the node I'm on is out of resources.

    I really need your suggestions on a VPS provider that is not overselling too much (I don't expect they don't oversell at all), and the price is around $10. Please give me some advices.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by tester2k9; 02-13-2011 at 11:52 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    San Francisco
    How much bandwidth do you think you'll need for your VPN and blog?

  3. #3
    Yes , Please mention with your bandwidth requirements so you can receive more suggestions.
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  4. #4
    Thanks for your reply. Well, I think 500G/mo would be fairly enough.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    What about your RAM/Diskspace requirements?

    You also stated you were a newbie; are you interested in managed or unmanaged services?

  6. #6
    Sorry for my absent-minded As for the 'newbie', I mean I'm new to VPS hosting, I'm pretty good at Linux, so I can handle the box by myself. The VPN and blog is mainly for personal use, so the hardware specification doesn't need to be great.

    Basically, I need a VPS as described below:

    CPU : doesn't matter as long as it can handle a personal VPN and a blog
    RAM: 256MB+
    HDD: 10GB+
    Link: 100Mbps
    Bandwidth: 300GB+
    Location: prefer West Coast (East is ok if links to China is good)

    Virtual technology: doesn't matter, OpenVZ, XEN, etc.
    Management: unmanagement
    OS: Debian 5

    Budget: around $10

    Thank you.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Vista, CA
    I think that would be better to start the search from web hosting offers section. Contact several providers and start discussing details.
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Look at they are a top recommendation for budget VPS with connection to Asia.

  9. #9
    Well, I'd give it a try (saw good words about them) but looks like they're currently out of stock, all plans.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by tester2k9 View Post
    Well, I'd give it a try (saw good words about them) but looks like they're currently out of stock, all plans.
    They are indeed out of stock. I was initially going to recommend them but then I realized they were all sold out.

    Have you looked through the VPS hosting offers section? Some companies may not display a package that specifically fits your needs. If this is the case I suggest contacting them directly for a custom quote.

    Anyway, good luck in your search.

    - Nate

  11. #11
    Thanks for your time.

    After checking the reviews from the forum, I still don't know which one to use, I guess I gotta pay for a real feeling, so I purchased more than one VPSes, will setup VPN on all of them, and try some time to get a overall feeling of which is better for me.

    I also write a small script to check BuyVM and DiaHosting every 1 minute, will purchase one for test when they have stock available.

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