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    UK VPS - Decisions, Decisions

    Hi Folks,

    After my horrendous experience with 64u.com it's time to move on.

    I'm currently trying to decide between several UK VPS providers.

    There's quite a few threads on this subject but I'm after some recent feedback.

    I'm not opposed to OpenVZ (depending on the host) however Xen and KVM seem to be the preferred virtualisation approach these days, how true is that and is it important?

    Unmanaged is fine and SSDs are a bonus but not a necessity.

    I'm currently torn between gbservers - minivps - xensmart - soladrive - tmz

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

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    What type of issues did you experience with 64u? Also there are many providers in the UK, but not a lot of them offer KVM in comparison to the US.

    Do you have any requirements in terms of budget, RAM, control panel etc?

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    For unmanaged UK/EU based VPS, I would suggest to look at Ramnode and Digital Ocean.

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    Add Castlegem to your list.
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    Ezpz hosting offer some very nice VPS.Support is very good.

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    xensmart is a good choice.

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    Linode. A very tight operation that prioritises performance. Earlier this year they overhauled virtually all their servers across all six datacentres to new hardware, doubling resources (including CPU cores). Their custom control panel and LongView statistics are also industry-leading IMO.
    Last edited by Ryan Williams; 12-31-2013 at 09:04 PM.

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    Another vote for Linode. I moved my VPS to them 2 months back (in their London site), and couldn't be happier for the price.

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    We need to know your budget so we can make better suggestions/recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmzHosting View Post
    What type of issues did you experience with 64u? Also there are many providers in the UK, but not a lot of them offer KVM in comparison to the US.

    Do you have any requirements in terms of budget, RAM, control panel etc?

    - Daniel
    In a nutshell, my VPS has been offline for ~14 days zero communication.

    I think 4GB RAM will be sufficient for now. Already have an external VPS cPanel license.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryus View Post
    For unmanaged UK/EU based VPS, I would suggest to look at Ramnode and Digital Ocean.
    Ramnode is a contender however I'm a bit concerned about this

    Got in touch with Digital Ocean however they only allow 1 IP per "droplet"

    Quote Originally Posted by F-DNS View Post
    Add Castlegem to your list.
    Not come across them, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjapanther-Greg View Post
    Ezpz hosting offer some very nice VPS.Support is very good.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by msvtck View Post
    xensmart is a good choice.
    They have been great in answering pre-sales q's

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Williams View Post
    Linode. A very tight operation that prioritises performance. Earlier this year they overhauled virtually all their servers across all six datacentres to new hardware, doubling resources (including CPU cores). Their custom control panel and LongView statistics are also industry-leading IMO.
    Forgot about Linode! I'm very tempted, wondering if its worth the extra $ - Read a lot of positive reviews.

    Quote Originally Posted by matt1206 View Post
    Another vote for Linode. I moved my VPS to them 2 months back (in their London site), and couldn't be happier for the price.
    Made my decision even harder as they have a UK location!

    Quote Originally Posted by HostXNow View Post
    We need to know your budget so we can make better suggestions/recommendations.
    Nothing really set in stone, I would say budget to hover around ~45 / $74

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    imitech,

    What issues do u have with your current provider that's caused your outages? One thing with OpenVZ if you hit your limits, it can start shutting things down!

    XEN/KVM wouldn't do that, or a cloud server either which is the same as a vps but scalable.
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    Nothing really set in stone, I would say budget to hover around ~45 / $74
    with this budget you can purchase a dedicated server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imitech View Post
    I'm not opposed to OpenVZ (depending on the host) however Xen and KVM seem to be the preferred virtualisation approach these days, how true is that and is it important?
    If you pay decent price, you should get good vps from reputable provider regardless of virtualization platform.
    For the same price, I would choose xen/kvm over openvz though
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    Have you taken a look at EuroVPS?
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    I have to also vote for Linode, I've been with them for almost three months now, could not be happier.

    Cpanel works great with Linode too, they have even set up a guide on their site.

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