Dedicated SoYouStart

#22
I also purchased a dedicated server from SYS and for the price you can't beat it. I was paying almost double for a VPS. Yeah the specs of the actual machine the VPS was on might be better but not when you are sharing it.
 
#23
I like the fact they are constantly adding new features to the packages as well. I've just enabled the NFS protocol on one of my servers so I can mount the backup space, rather than limiting access to FTP.
 

AdamD

Hosting Customer
#24
The only thing I don't like, but perhaps I'm not understanding their system, is the inability to choose which DC in Europe the server is deployed too?
The only option I see on both the SYS and Kimsufi ranges, is:

The fastest delivery time in Europe
I would like the fastest possible delivery, so the first available server will be allocated to me automatically in one of the OVH datacentres.
 

AdamD

Hosting Customer
#25
Decided to give them a try, well, the Kimsufi arm anyways.
Grabbed one of their i3 servers, with 8gb of ram and a 1tb hard drive.
When I last used Kimsufi, you could install your own copy of windows if you provide a license, but apparently that feature has been removed, which surprised me, it's basically Linux only distributions.
But, there was a rather nifty/useful guide I found thanks to Google where you use the live rescue system to boot off a premade Windows DVD, so I installed Windows 8.1 and have been using it now for a few weeks.
It's been AOK, no issues what so ever, not bad for a server which is costing about £13!
 
#26
That's the same server as the one I use for my backups

Code:
18:46:23 up 147 days, 23:27,  1 user,  load average: 0.02, 0.04, 0.05
 

AdamD

Hosting Customer
#29
Hmm you know, I never thought about that.
That would work? I guess all I'd need to do, is setup a VPN server on it and route traffic through that server...?
Not tried that before.
 
#30
I'm not sure exactly how Netflix decides what region you are based in. I've tried using DigitalOcean as a proxy, but it was still seeing me as coming from Region2. I've read that you need to use US based DNS servers.
 
#31
I've been keeping an eye on the SoYouStart stock recently, and it's becoming more and more difficult to catch them when they actually have anything in stock to order
 
#36
3 work well in RAID1. Gives very good read/write speeds. You can also use 2 in RAID1 and use the 3rd for a dedicated partition (such as putting MySQL on that drive).
 
#37
Is running an unmanaged dedicated server *much harder* than running an unmanaged dedicted VPS?

I'm currently using a $40 8gb Linode plan. When I switched to SSL the handshake was a major bottleneck each time I posted an article. Every user had a white page for about 10 seconds while the handshake happened.

I'm wondering if a dedicated server may solve this issue. I like the benefits of http2.
 
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