As you might know if you read my other thread I'm often looking for VPS servers (at the moment Linux only), based around the world.
This weeks challenge for me is a china/hong kong based VPS, nothing too fancy, its only going to be used for small websites and as a proxy service for when we run ranking reports for our SEO clients.
- English support if possible, although we do have some Chinese speakers in house.
- 128mb ram, 2gb disk space, 20gb transfer/mo
- CentOS 5 preferred, but any system with a working Yum or similar will do.
up to €30 a month, but could go higher if i had to.
-for various reasons we cannot use paypal at the moment, so even if its just paypal credit card processing they won't let us use it. This is something we are looking to solve but its not my dept so i'm stuck with it.
- We can pay by Visa Credit or Visa Debit cards, and if we really had to, bank transfer, but I'm told transfers to china are sometimes very tricky to get right.
I have had a look through the VPS offers forum but most of the china-related posts are from 2006 or so and so aren't relevant anymore.
I have a task of converting a current Win Server based apache server from multiple IP based virtual hosts to a full name based virtual hosting.I'm famiilar with the steps but I was wondering if there are any gotchas in Windows that I should be aware of. It seems that now matter what I change in the new config it doesn't work or work as expected.
This works on my site. But for some reason I still get the occasional IP's through.
I looked at my Lighttpd server-status and I have 600 connections from 3 different IPs that come from China.
I typically use ./route add -host 188.8.131.52 reject as the way to block them, but it changes from time to time. The Chinese are using 90mbps of bandwidth and I want it to stop as they must be directly hotlinking my content.
How to null route large blocks from China? Please note I want to keep Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
For my future Chinese Bonsai website I am considering several options for hosting and domain names. Until now I have a US and an Amsterdam hosting (English version in the US and the Dutch, French and German in Amsterdam).
As the Chinese version will be non-political I think I prefer to host it in mainland China. Does anyone here knows a good webhosting that is not too cheap? I need 100Mb and some GB's (I guess under 5GB should be ok) of bandwidth.
Furthermore, I am not sure what domain name to choose. I have 4 options:
1. the name in pinyin (normal text) .com 2. the name in pinyin .cn 3. the name in Chinese characters .com 3. the name in Chinese characters .cn
If I choose to take a .com, would it matter to have this domain name registered in the US? This is cheaper than in China I think; however, it is important to me that the website is seen by Baidu as 100% Chinese (does it matter where a domain name is registered?)
.CN - Domain names for China (irist.com), is now just $12.99
With China's recent accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) the economy there is taking great strides towards global accessibility. .cn offers registrants the protection of a well-established brand name in what is certain to become one of the most lucrative marketplaces in the world, and begin making inroads into the Chinese marketplace.
I currently live in China and as most businesses in China do, they host outside of China because of the severe requirements of hosting in China are time consuming to accomplish.
I am currently hosting with godaddy.com and have been happy with them until now. This is the 2nd time my site has been blocked because my site is on a server with a porn site. They switched to a different server once now they refuse to do it again. I also suggested they offer porn-free servers (I would be willing to pay more) but they refused.
Now, I noticed that even godaddy.com is blocked from China. I really think they are missing out on Many business opportunities in China by not offering porn-free servers.
I'm trying to get a full rack co-location services in China or Hong Kong. Co-location in Singapore is starting to get expensive... Per additional 1 Mbps cost about USD 150 onwards. It's not feasible for us anymore.
Anyone has any suggestions which countries is better? And from which IDC? So far Asia Netcom and China Telcom seems to be the better choice. No 2 tier suppliers, e.g. Pacific Internet, they get their co-location from the above too.
I'm looking for a cheap VPS with the following requirements:
- Based in the EU - Unlimited monthly bandwidth - Price under 50 EUR / month, the cheaper the better - At least 20GB space, at least 10 MBit, other specs do not matter - Linux distro or FreeBSD, SSH access - Good reliability, doesn't mean i want a 99% uptime guarantee, but something that doesn't have too many problems Preferred locations are near Austria, but anywhere in the EU is good. Also it is a plus if they have upgrade options to better packages if i need it at a later time.
I liked Kimsufi, however I cannot rent from my country even though I can pay by credit card or paypal. I am based in Slovenia and i can pay by Visa debit or Paypal (Visa preferred).
Just a general question here but does it put you off signing up with a host if their HQ's are not based in the US or UK?
For example, would you always choose a host based in the US or UK over a host based in India, China or the Phillippines (i.e. English not being their first language as per communication with techs/sales staff)?
We've tried before several times RAM based hosting (where you have all files on RAM disk). Our systems were crashing, but my guess is that we were putting about 100,000 or so files on it and since it was formatted with ext3 (everywhere else we are using XFS) - this was a reason for crashing.
Since we have a lot of bandwdith in our data center, we are thinking about becoming a mirror for CentOS, gOS and some other distributions. I am thinking again about using RAM disk based hosting (you use 1 Gb/s port 100% no problem with it even on CoreDuo level of CPU).
Anybody has any experince, good or bad of running RAM based hosting? I am talking about dedicated, not VPS environment.
i suppose this type of post is common in this forum so i hate to do it but i do need come advice.
I hava a shared host but i need to move to a dedicated host. I'm having real problems finding a host that i think i can trust.....i was considering going with 123 reg....the price is about right....£40 monthly and they're in the uk so support should be easier............then i read loads of bad things about them an decided against it.
I need a dedicated host ( linux) for about £40 a month based in the uk....can anyone reccomend anyone reliable with good support....cpanel would also be good......and do they all have setup fees like 123 reg?
I've been investigating and testing Xen for a few months in order to add Xen VPS to the hosting services I have available. With the recent news re: VMware Server, and my experience with VMware, I've started to look, and easily prefer, using this product over Xen. Has anyone else started to look at it as a possible alternative for hosting purposes?