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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I use dreamhost's lowest cost plan for my personal sites. They have comparably poor security, uptime and performance, but they have enormous bandwidth and disk capacity for the money -- the disk capacity was the deciding factor for me. Plus they have a pretty liberal software suite and a rather nice control panel.

    I recommend them highly for personal and development sites, but I do not recommend their low-end offering for any site you actually care about.

    • by grink (8549) on 2008.09.14 0:36 (#64932) Journal

      Plus they have a pretty liberal software suite and a rather nice control panel.

      Yes, this is nice. However, they keep very tight reins on resource usage (time/cpu/memory), so it's difficult to do anything more than the most trivial software operation. (Your process will get killed by their resource monitor).

      I too would recommend Linode for anything other than static-page-serving/backup.

      There ARE (many) cheaper VPSes out there, but Linode seems to be the best in terms of avoiding disk failure. Personally, I've recently been burned by losing data at another VPS provider, and my time is not really worth the time/effort spent reconfiguring up a fresh box (and losing data).

      Really, the extra $15-$20/month is worth it.