Move from LiquidWeb VPS 2 (4 years now) to Storm on Demand Storm 2?
I have been on my VPS 2 server for just under 4 years (July 1, 2007, April 15 2006, VPS1) and thanks to no cPanel updates in a year, server is rock solid. Extremely stripped down Security comes first. Stable branch. Quick specs
LiquidWeb VPS July 2007 - Present
100GB Disk Space
4 IP Addresses
54GB Though sites etc are only 10GB
20GB monthly bandwidth
low traffic sites etc present
Due to not breaking even on hosting friends accounts, I come up $20/month short. So when my one friend hosting with me this week asked for me to make some changes at the server level and I explained that this is shared hosting, he got a LiquidWeb VPS basic for his business he is part of (I am helping finish setting up now) and looked at Storm on Demand and now they offer a Storm 1G for $35+$20 cPanel+bandwidth. quick math makes that out to a $15/month avings for me since 20GB bandwidth is only $3/month, so my total would be $59/month.
Storm on Demand - Storm 1G
75GB Disk Space
1 IP Address
Should I make the jump to save the $150/year or will it bite me in the end (as I have guarantied 100GB Bandwidth to my friend for his sites) as well as 10GB to my other friends sites+a few e-mail accounts.
Yes. I used to have a few liquidweb VPS accounts, and although the uptime was perfect (872 days, zero downtime), the CPU and disk performance left a lot to be desired.
Stormondemand is using much newer processors (Xeon X3440, Core i5 750) on their machines and a lower density per machine, so you are likely to see a performance boost while maintaining a similar level of service.
Regardless of which you choose, make sure you keep updated off-server backups.