20 JanWebsite Hosting

BurstnetAs I start my website journey, I decided to purchase a new hosting package from Burst.NET.  I will be reviewing it over the next couple weeks and see how I like it.  As of right now I have hosting through 1&1 and GoDaddy but I want to expand as I get new websites in my collection.  Burst.NET has the advantage of being very very cheap for a VPS.  I am currently only paying about $6 a month to get a VPS with 1ghz and 512mb.

I have been really happy with GoDaddy’s VPS service.  They have very prompt with assisting me with any of the problems that arise.  For the past 3 years, I have had no issue with the reliability and speed of GoDaddy’s VPS hosting.  I am currently paying $40 dollars for a Windows VPS machine.  Why did I choose Windows?  I have a couple ASP sites from when I first started web development that are running that require a Windows environment.  With Godaddy, I am able to get Remote Desktop services which is great because I can have admin rights.  I am trying my best to move away from Windows because it has a big overhead.

The VPS I ordered from Burst.NET is going to be running CentOS 5 64-bit edition.  This sounds like the best distribution of Linux for Web Hosting, with the least amount of overhead and the fastest speeds.  Hopefully Burst.NET will be able to keep up with the load and speed requirements that I need.  It is important to run a VPS instead of shared hosting because it will allow you to perform backups and snapshots with rsync.  I will post information about rsync in the future.  It is GREAT for making backups and snapshots of Linux machines without using much bandwidth.

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