Looking for a good managed VPS

Is it possible to get a reliable, fast VPS in the $30-60/mo. range, preferably a managed VPS?

Ideal specs:

  • Full root access
  • Plesk or cPanel
  • 10+ GB storage
  • 512MB+ RAM dedicated and guaranteed
  • 500GB+ bandwidth

Even more ideal:

  • Midwest datacenter, or short hops to Milwaukee
  • Fast, reliable, redundant, no single points of failure
  • Good backup system, preferably disk snapshots, preferably handled by host
  • Cloud option/Metered resource usage, pay for what you use
  • 99.9%+ uptime and an SLA that means something (credit for downtime) without a bunch of excuses for all the things that cause downtime.

That is a good suggestion about WHT. Moreover, you can use their option and put your requirements including data center location and get offers from the companies which subscribed there.

Without the control panel, you can do that budget. MediaTemple’s cheapest VPS is $50/mo and meets your specs. But Plesk and cPanel licenses cost around $30/month – for the provider that resells it to you – so you’re not gonna have that thrown in for $50/mo total.

Looking for a good managed VPS
Is it possible to get a reliable, fast VPS in the $30-60/mo. range, preferably a managed VPS?

Ideal specs:

* Full root access
* Plesk or cPanel
* 10+ GB storage
* 512MB+ RAM dedicated and guaranteed
* 500GB+ bandwidth

Look for coupons/special offers over at www.webhostingtalk.com, in the VPS offers section. You may be able to get all that, and maybe even more, and from reputable VPS providers too.

Your budget definitely seems reasonable and you shouldn’t have any real trouble finding a fully managed solution with either Plesk or cPanel.

I have a small VPS with IGXhost and have been very happy with their service. They seem to meet your needs too.

Jack

I believe you will be able to get good VPS at that price.

Your budget is excellent but the only issue I see is potentially your 500gb/month bandwidth request. At SoftLayer 500gb of bandwidth is $50/month by itself and that doesn’t include IP addresses, control panels, management, etc…

You can probably get it at a provider that’s overselling their bandwidth (not necessarily a bad thing) or a provider that’s using a lower to mid-grade quality network.

Good luck and let us know where you end up.

1and1 has 50% off on their VPS deal for the first 6 months, and it’s within your price range.

I think you can find good possibilities to find a Vps plan for 30$ at months.

i tried out inmotionhosting. They seem to be good although i have witnessed my account using a lot of CPU load. Do not know why that is… do you think they have over-sold some of the servers??

If it is a VPS, then you are looking at your own CPU usage, not anyone else’s.

EASY, hostforweb.com. $40/mon, or $33 if you pay for full year:

fully managed 24/7 support
hdd 20GB
band 500gb
ram 512mb (burst 1gb)
WHM
cPanel

My experience with them has been absolutely phenomenal. No downtime, no waiting whenever I open up chat to ask for help. Once I asked them to update my php from 4 to 5, took them about 15 minutes to finish. A week ago had them look into a timezone thing, they had looked into it and got back to me within 10 minutes.

If you measure ‘CPU Load’ using the 3 interval ‘load average’ values returned by top/uptime, these are strictly speaking the run queue average of processes running/waiting and could be affected in an oversold OpenVZ environment by ‘bad neighbours’.

Load/CPU usage can be influenced by I/O saturation on the node itself - while it generally won’t cause a load if you’re not actually doing anything it can cause anything you are doing to cause more load than it would if I/O wasn’t saturated.

That being said the more you get for the cheaper price the less likely you are to be on a node that isn’t overly saturated.

That is what i thought. It makes sense. If my account is using 90% CPU allotted then the others will feel that pressure… it is now way it can allow others to use 100% for each slot.

Guess I’m not used to the low-end VPS providers that don’t allocate CPU resource guarantees :slight_smile:

Even if you’re guaranteed 16 cores at 2.66ghz each… that doesn’t mean that you are the only one that is going to be using those 16 2.66ghz cores :slight_smile:

The only time I’ve seen the load influenced by other VPSs on the same node is when it was an I/O issue.

By a long way WiredTree is the best VPS out there.

Just in case anybody else is looking.

Wiredtree was also good to me with the couple of test servers I set up with them :slight_smile: I only had each one for about a month but they were rock-solid while I had them :slight_smile: