Hard Time finding a VPS (UK/NL/GER) with certain specs and price
I am looking for a unmanged VPS in the UK (preferred!), NL or GER with the following specs and am having a hard time because of the disk space requirement:
RAM: 512 MB (256 MB would be okay)
CPU: not too important
DISK SPACE: at least 80 GB, 100 GB would be better (that's the hard point)
BW: 500 GB would be nice (less or more would be okay) on a 100 Mbps port (1 Gbps would surely be okay, too)
No control panel
The box shall be used for backups (that's why I need so much disk space) and as small shell account to do some testing. There will be no website or mail account on the server. Just plain sshd and nothing else.
I am looking for a reliable host that does not jump ship tomorrow and am not willing to pay more or much more than I would pay for a equivalent at Burstnet.eu. For various reasons, I would not like to do this with burst so I am hoping that you have some recommendations for me! Budget is $20 per month
Concerning support: I do not need any hand holding, but it would be great if support would not take hours to reply in case that I need them (Hardware/Network/Sales issues).
Thank you very much for your help in advance and kind regards
You don't often see packages like that advertised directly on sites but you will probably find most hosts will be willing to accommodate your needs at that price.
I would also suggest for backups you probably don't even need 256 but as you said if you want it to run some general testing and do some playing about with it its best to have at least 256mb if your thinking of using CentOS as that what YUM wants.
If its for backups also make sure to ask what raid level they use too, I would suggest you look for Raid 10.
Management wise unmanaged does not always mean zero help.
There are quite a few DE/NL based VPS offerings in the VPS Advert section you should try contacting a few of them.
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I highly doubt that host can make any profit when providing 80GB disk space for $20/month, especially when user is intended to use all allocated resource.
Serious providers should use RAID 10 HDD and some sort of backup. It would cost more than $20/month for 80GB HDD.
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I have found an offer by a host called "Ramhost.us". Their "DE-4" package looks like I am looking for and they do not seem to have a bad reputation here. So I guess that I will try them.
Thanks for giving us a try
Just so you know, for an unusual specification such as a vps or server with little memory and a large amount of storage, many hosts, including us, will probably be able to create a custom package for you so you don't end up paying for resources you aren't using
Emails to your prospective host for a custom plan can often get you the specs you want for less than you'd pay in a packaged deal with imperfect specifications.
I'd recommend IntoVPS (Netherlands) location but they don't accept custom plans. You could pay 40$ + 24% VAT for their VPS Medium plan which includes 120GB of diskspace. If that is too OTT then maybe ramhost VPS will do just fine.
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Thank you all.
I have signed up for ramhost's DE-4 Germany package and am already installing it for my needs. The whole signup and provision procedure went fast and flawless. Let's see how it works out!
I'll keep the specifications as they are for the moment, even though I will surely not need that much RAM. Maybe I can contact you one day and we talk about a custom price for less RAM...
I already have an account at bqbackup. The VPS will be used as secondary backup.