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  1. #1
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    VPS with cPanel/WHM advice needed

    I'm looking for a good VPS provider that offers quality VPS service, if possible near the same quality as a well known VPS provider called Linode. They are probably the greatest VPS service I have seen, but they don't offer cPanel/WHM with their service which is what I would like to have.

    I prefer a USA based VPS, preferrably in Texas, New York, or Illinois. I need for it to have excellent uptime and support. Although support doesn't have to be too fast for me. I'm usually fine with 12 hours or less response times, but if it's even quicker, then that's better. I'd rather be facing well knowledged support specialists and quality responses in 24 hours than "ignorant" answers in 2 hours. Quality over quantity basically.

    As for RAM and storage, I need at least 512MB of ram, and possibly 30 GB or more of storage, and preferrably Ubuntu OS.

    I can afford up to $70 monthly. Managed or unmanaged, either or is fine but I will most likely do all of the administration myself.

    Quick summary:
    - USA based VPS, TX, NY, or IL
    - cPanel/WHM required
    - Excellent uptime and support
    - Minimum of 512 MB RAM and 30 GB storage
    - Preferrably Ubuntu OS
    - Price $70 or less

    So, with the above information, does anyone have any advice or recommendations for me on which host I should choose that can and will meet these requirements of mine?

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    I recommend burst.NET.
    They are good.
    I dont know where their DC is though.

    But I am satified with them.
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    You should have no problem finding a managed cPanel VPS with those specs within your budget, but:
    1. I wouldn't use anything but CentOS (or RHEL) for cPanel - it's their standard OS. You could try to run it on Ubuntu but when you find incompatibilities you'll be out of luck.
    2. Since you're happy with Linode and managing it yourself, have you thought about getting your own cPanel licence and installing it on a Linode VPS?

    Edit: also 3. Why cPanel? At least consider DirectAdmin instead.
    Chris

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    Hi, thanks for the quick responses. I suppose CentOS is fine. I'm not actually locked onto a specific OS, but just a preference of Ubuntu since that's the OS I know best.

    I have looked into getting a cPanel license myself, but I found that it costs far too much, because it requires you to pay up front for a year. I can't do that unfortunately.

    cPanel is what my customers want and prefer. I also like it due to it's ease of use, power and flexibility, and the features it has. I do like DirectAdmin, but it just isn't (wasn't when I last used it a couple years ago) as powerful as cPanel is and doesn't have nearly as many features as cPanel.

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    You have a great budget, have you checked the offer forums here on WHT and the find a host feature?

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FazeWire View Post
    You have a great budget, have you checked the offer forums here on WHT and the find a host feature?

    Good luck!
    I agree. Your budget is great. But do take into consideration DirectAdmin. We like it very much.

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    What is your preferred vm platform? Openvz/xen/kvm etc?
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    The host in my sig has a WICKED good special on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alons View Post
    I recommend burst.NET.
    They are good.
    I dont know where their DC is though.

    But I am satified with them.
    There located in Scranton PA and have links to Philly and NYC.

    You can find info on Nocster.com or Burst.net as it's the same big company.

    I also recommend Burst/Nocster as I have seen their VPS area..In fact just last night as we where doing some work on a few colo's there. VERY NICE.

    Also we got a test VPS today and it seems to be running fine without any problems.
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    I thank you all for your responses. To answer some things:

    @ FazeWire: I will check out the offers section of forums. Thanks for the tip!

    @ AHN-Andrew: I will consider DirectAdmin if I can't find a good cPanel solution. But I'm going to try for cPanel first.

    @ mainstreamnet: I don't really have a preference on the platform. I like xen, but anything as long as the performance and uptime of the VPS is good. I'm not too picky.

    @ Cape Dave: Thank you, I will take a look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightHero View Post
    Hi, thanks for the quick responses. I suppose CentOS is fine. I'm not actually locked onto a specific OS, but just a preference of Ubuntu since that's the OS I know best.

    I have looked into getting a cPanel license myself, but I found that it costs far too much, because it requires you to pay up front for a year. I can't do that unfortunately.

    cPanel is what my customers want and prefer. I also like it due to it's ease of use, power and flexibility, and the features it has. I do like DirectAdmin, but it just isn't (wasn't when I last used it a couple years ago) as powerful as cPanel is and doesn't have nearly as many features as cPanel.
    Cpanel does not work with Ubuntu

    http://www.cpanel.net/products/cpane...uirements.html
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    Yeah cPanel requires CentOS. For Ubuntu, only DirectAdmin will work (well, actually it's designed for Debian, but you can get it to work)

    In saying that, you'll probably spend most of your time in cPanel(WHM) rather than at the command line, as theoretically cPanel is meant to isolate/abstract that through it's whizz-bang web interface, so hopefully the underlying OS won't be so much of an issue for you.
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    Update: After some research, I've run into 3 possible options. I could go for Aquarius Storage, Future Hosting, or Linode. If I do go with Linode, I found that I could purchase a monthly license of cPanel for VPS for $15 per month from a few different authorized cPanel distributors.

    The plan for the cPanel license is named cPanel VPS Optimized Special: $15 per month. That brings me to the question if anyone knows the answer: Does that package include WHM? I didn't see anything mentioned about whether it does or doesn't include WHM.

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    It a tweaked version as VPS have less resources then a dedicated server...

    it has the same WHM/Cpanel interfaces.
    Robert Merrihue - President/CEO
    http://www.bethehost.com
    Where resellers become a host on servers we own and operate.
    Web Hosting Since 2000 *** 12+ Years in the hosting industry

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    Most providers should be able to bundle that for cheaper then what you can find it from an authorized seller if you are purchasing from them.

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    Try www.esited.com

    I am one of their satisfied customers for 10+ months.

    They are currently running a double resource special, and with 60gb/600gb and 512mb ram with cpanel, you could get it for about $46/month ( I just looked it up for you )
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    Might I recommend KnownHost? I've been with them for 20 months and am absolutely amazed with their excellent service and uptime. Most months it's 100% from Pingdom, with an occasional 99.98 thrown in (and I tend to doubt that as it may be network related). My VPS shows running for 100s of days.

    Right now, they have a special going on, with 50% off first month and 15% off the rest of its life. With this discount, it's a little more than $40 a month for the specs you want. Link to offer:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=901803


    Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, and IMHO KnownHost is best for service, speed and uptime.
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