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Poll Results: Which of These Features Do You Look for When Selecting a Provider?

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 26, 2020 @ 2:46 pm, by raindog308

Back on September 14, we asked you what features you look for when selecting a VPS provider.

Those who’ve been around for a while remember the old days when every provider slapped SolusVM on a master node, slurped in some OpenVZ templates, and setup shop.  Today’s consumer expects more, and so we were curious which features really matter to customers.

131 votes later, the results are in!

Interestingly, the ability to upload a custom ISO was the #1 feature, closely followed by DDOS mitigation and snapshots.  I’m very partial to autorun scripts, because I like the ability to deploy a server and immediately have it setup and running the way I want, but possibly people are scratching that itch with Ansible and similar technologies.

We allowed people to pick up to 4 features, so there is some weighting here on what’s most important to customers.  Providers should take note about what matters to the community as they try to differentiate themselves from their competition.

Thanks everyone for participating!

 

 

I'm Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

1 Comment

  1. paul m:

    no mention of IPv6?

    October 18, 2020 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

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