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    RamHost - Review

    Hello,

    This is my 3 month ++ RAMHOST.US review. I've been with them for about 3 month already. My Opinion FANTASTIC for USD 9 / month vps.

    I used RamHost VPS as a backup server and host few blogs and sites.
    While my primary production site is on servint which is also outstanding but this one cost you 50 USD / month

    With only USD 9 / month i got 100% uptime for the last 3 month and i hope this will last forever. I check with free ping service which ping my ramhost vps every 15 minutes.

    they also semi managed which they will do initial install like control panel and OS which is very2 good me. Also they will backup your entire data once every 2 week.

    RAMHOST is outstanding for cheap,uptime and reliability. Only the web panel look so ugly, but that's not a problem for me.


    PS 1: Before i found Ramhost i had with hostgd, dmehosting and i had bad experience with them
    PS 2: How to report the domain and IP to the admin ?
    Last edited by Maleosx; 01-24-2010 at 12:24 AM.

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    Good review, to submit your domain/ip hit the "report" button on the top right of your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maleosx View Post
    PS 2: How to report the domain and IP to the admin ?
    I see you managed it

    Thanks for supplying your domain for verification
    Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert H. Schuller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maleosx View Post
    Only the web panel look so ugly, but that's not a problem for me.
    Maleosx, I disagree with you on this, I really like their control panel, It has everything I need ie reboot, stop, start, reinstall OS

    I believe the panel is custom made, so they don't have to pay any panel license fee, so it keeps the price down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxclark View Post
    Maleosx, I disagree with you on this, I really like their control panel, It has everything I need ie reboot, stop, start, reinstall OS

    I believe the panel is custom made, so they don't have to pay any panel license fee, so it keeps the price down.
    They keep it real, less design, more time for coding the functions

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    Don't misunderstand please, I only say their web panel design is ugly but it work and very easy to use. Peace V

    one more :
    Don't forget their precreated OS images is using lighttpd which only consume 25 mb of RAM at first time this vps run.
    thats mean only use 10% RAM from the total RAM they provide on the mini plan.

    compare to the Apache which could use up to 150 mb of RAM at the first time your vps installed and can easily reach up to 300-500 mb RAM consume when you have few site on the VPS.

    Lighttpd is very nice to bad not many hosting provider use it as their standard PHP engine webserver.
    Ramhost is first vps provider which use Lighttpd I ever used and I'm fall in love with it now.

    You still can install Apache by your own of course.
    The only weakness lighttpd had, so far i know is it doesn't support .htaccess
    Last edited by Maleosx; 01-25-2010 at 08:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maleosx View Post
    The only weakness lighttpd had, so far i know is it doesn't support .htaccess
    little offtopic, but with mod_auth it works

    try google for "lighttpd + mod_auth + htaccess"

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    do they also have a ngix version?
    isnt nginx is better btw? I heard that lighty's production was halted some time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emretemp View Post
    do they also have a ngix version?
    isnt nginx is better btw? I heard that lighty's production was halted some time ago.
    From the lighttpd web site, it seems that the last release was in November. I would say it's still being developed.

    Although nginx has surpassed it in overall usage over the past year or two.

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    I recently signed up for ramhost as well as a trial run. I asked about a Slackware image, which they don't support, but they found one and let me try it out. It's bare of any apps, which I like because I can build everything from scratch.

    Everytime I want to play with it and learn, it's always there and ready to go. Fast too!

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    Thanks for the review, ramhost is one of many that I want to try out since I heard good things.

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    More then 6 months here with them and they are a great basic VPS host, fast servers, nice network and very well managed. They are working on a UI fresh of their CP and what I've seen so far it's a nice improvement.

    Their OS templates are the smallest I've seen (3MB for Deb 5, 4MB for Centos 5) which is a very nice option to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyan View Post

    Their OS templates are the smallest I've seen (3MB for Deb 5, 4MB for Centos 5) which is a very nice option to have.
    I agree, I use their smallest Debain 5 template.

    This first I do is to remove sendmail, bind9 on most other VPS hosts.
    but, with ramhost, the first I do is install sshd

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    Thanks for the review - glad to hear that they are serving you well!
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    Do I need to install apache, mysql and php on this VPS or it comes with?

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