Question on Ubuntu Linux hosting and the specs we need
I am looking for a hosting service that supports Ubuntu Linux( NOT fedora) and allows me to install the following stuff :
Postfix, tls, pop, imap, pop3 NOT sendmail
squid http caching server
Nagios (network monitoring tool)
cfengine2 (network administration configuration tool)
punjab (http poll/binding proxy for jabber)
Twisted project (needed by punjab --- network libraries for python)
Zope Interface (needed by twisted --- python component manager)
libming (a swf converesion tool)
Since it is probably hard to find a hosting service that already has these stuff installed(or install for me at a reasonable price), I am hoping to find out if there is a good virtual-hosting service that gives us the freedom to install these fun-ware on the server. I am also considering having two or more servers to split up the workload.
I am also considering the possibility where I can supply the Ubuntu hard disk image with all those stuff onto the server for a one-time install.
I look forward to everyone's thoughts. Thanks!
Sounds like your in VPS territory already with alot of those requests.
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VPS is definitly the way to go. Tomcat 5.5 alone would require a seperate environment that a shared host wouldnt be ideal for, simply because I doubt you could convince a shared hosting provider to custom install tomcat server. Also phpldapadmin wouldnt be something could get on a shared hosting provider.
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Thats going to be one maxed out VPS I was thinking a mid range (certainly not bottom barrel) Dedicated especially if you expect any traffic at all. Quick question though..
Why Ubuntu over Debian? Ubuntu is more suited for a workstation than a server, and is based on debian... Might help with some of the overhead.
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