Are there any inexpensive bare-bones Linux VPS providers out there?
My needs at the moment are very small -- a unique IP address, maybe 100MB of space (on top of the space needed for the OS/basic tools), and around 1GB transfer/month. The cheapest VPS plan I could find was JVDS's PetitLinux plan ($12.50/mo) but even that is too much.
You may be wondering why I would need a VPS for such small needs -- basically I just want a little dev environment on a fast line with a dedicated IP. I want to be able to compile projects with gcc, test scripts, etc without worrying about messing stuff up for other shared users on the system. In addition I'd like to be able to run a WAP gateway as a background process (specifically Kannel -- http://www.kannel.org/
) for personal use with my wireless devices.
Is a VPS overkill for these needs? Would a shell account somewhere else suffice? I really dont know where to look for such small but specific needs -- if anyone could point me in the right direction or even better has experience with a place that could offer what I need, I'd be much obliged.