A good VPS hosting solution?


Currently I'm using a VPS from Network Solutions, they are running Fedora Core release 6. It's ancient and they are not going to upgrade it. I want a VPS with the latest, or at least not so old, OS releases. This will be for developing with Python, MySQL and Django. Any recommendations?

Thank you!


asked Dec 8 '10 at 11:49
Charles Visio
23 points

8 Answers


A few options are:

I personally recommend Linode. It has good value, good speed, low latency, and very little downtime (less than 2 hours in a year). Test and see which works best for you.

answered Dec 8 '10 at 12:04
Wyatt O'day
964 points
  • I second the Linode.com recommendation. They are wonderful. (Also, their VPSes are unmanaged, so you can run whatever you like.) – Hedge Mage 13 years ago
  • I have had good experience with Slicehost. They have lots of different distros to pick from. I am running ArchLinux. – Nathan Farrington 13 years ago
  • I used Media Temple for some time and had no problems. I switched to Linode because it was cheaper. While I Linode, I got hacked twice (which has never happened before in my life). I switched back to Media Temple a few months ago and haven't had any problems since. It was probably my fault and not Linode's but it's one heck of a coincidence. – Jason Swett 13 years ago
  • MT is great, Rackspace is better! – Frank 13 years ago
  • I'm also a satisfied customer of Linode, highly suggested. – Filippo Diotalevi 13 years ago
  • Fyi: I love my new linode :D – Charles Visio 13 years ago
  • Linode is just as good as Slicehost+Rackspace, but half the price. – Joseph Turian 13 years ago
  • Linode FTW. @Nathan Farrington: I used to love SliceHost until they were bought out by Rackspace. Their soul seemed to die. And, they lost their competitive edge. Linode offers twice the hardware for the same price. – Cbmeeks 13 years ago


I recommend Media Temple. I've used them on and off for years and I haven't had any problems. I currently use their (ve) service running Ubuntu and I'm quite happy with it.

answered Dec 9 '10 at 00:56
Jason Swett
555 points


http://webbynode.com/ 9.99$ for a VPS.

answered Feb 6 '11 at 09:30
151 points


Linode and Webbynode are great. Webbynode's ready-stacks got me up and running with Rails 3 on Ubuntu in no time, and their one line command-line git based gem handles pushing to the server, well, in one line! Check out their options for python. Linode on the other hand has a great library of supporting documentation on setup, frameworks, etc. And both of them seem to have great customer service.

answered Feb 24 '11 at 07:10
Victor S
141 points


I've had good experience with Knownhost (no real downtime that wasn't our fault in 3+ years). It's unmanaged, but when I've been unavailable to help my partner, they've helped a lot (in fact, I'm not doing anything with it and letting him/them manage it since I've pulled out of the business quite a bit).

answered Feb 4 '11 at 03:54
1,149 points


I use servint for VPS and mediatemple for shared hosting. Mediatemple also provides VPS but I did not want to put all my eggs in the same basket.

answered Feb 6 '11 at 06:34
420 points


HostGator VPS, so far, I've found to be very competent.

You might get better answers asking at Pro Webmasters, though. Some hosting questions there.

answered Dec 9 '10 at 02:13
John C
103 points


I've previously used Slicehost and had no complaints, but currently I use Xtraordinary Hosting because they give you a higher spec for the same amount of money.

Slicehost's servers are in St. Louis whereas Xtrahost's are in London, but to me it makes no real difference.

answered Dec 9 '10 at 07:54
Dan Dyer
657 points

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