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Temporarily Moved to 2HOST.com

If you see this post — this page is served by PHP 5.2.6 FastCGI and Nginx on a $5 VPS at 2HOST.com.

LowEndBox has been hosting on VPSLink for more than a year now — and thanks to Dan L at VPSLink/Spry for sponsoring this blog so I have not really been paying for this Link3 VPS. Their network and stability is also quite good — my VPS always feels fast with 150+ days of uptime currently. However, as some of you might know, VPSLink has been acquired by Endurance International at the end of March. Moreover, all the VPS (I have two with VPSLink, another one that I’ve paid for) are migrating from Seattle to Boston (!!) Hmm, okay. Until you read about all the migration issues including higher latency, 24+ hours of down time, new control panel, unresponsive support, etc. I have just received my 48 hour notice of migration, so I think I better migrate my sites elsewhere first, just in case there’s any unforeseenable disaster.

I have now temporarily moved the site to my Xen VPS at 2HOST.com, which I acquired 12 months ago and now running Debian 5.

I might move back to VPSLink once the migration completes and everything stablise again. However I much prefer to be on a VPS on the west coast (LA, San Jose or Seattle). We’ll see.

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  1. Good luck with the move! I have the same 2Host Xen VPS from a year ago too. It’s stable and decently fast.

    May 18, 2010 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  2. Hey the site is loading fast and okay here…


    May 18, 2010 @ 9:09 pm | Reply
  3. Ali:


    How have you moved the site? Is there any guide that you can suggest for newbies?

    May 18, 2010 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
  4. Mudel:

    @ terii – speaking of speed on 2host, is ssh slow for you there? I got a vps there to test out and it takes like 5 seconds for typing to show up in ssh :\

    May 18, 2010 @ 11:31 pm | Reply
  5. Mudel:

    should add: everything else loads fine (it just serves some simple web pages). Just SSH is real slow for me

    May 18, 2010 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
  6. @Mudel — try to disable DNS resolution for SSH, i.e adding

    UseDNS no

    in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

    @Ali — The move has already been done over 24 hours, and I do find the site loads faster than on VPSLink. All I did is just tar up the files, scp over to the new server, untar it, populating the DB using mysql/mysqldump, restart Nginx, update DNS, and that’s it :)

    May 18, 2010 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
  7. @Mudel SSH is fine with me. Try “UseDNS no” suggested above.

    May 19, 2010 @ 1:45 am | Reply
  8. Mudel:

    Thanks. I’ll try that.

    May 19, 2010 @ 2:10 am | Reply
  9. Would kinda suck is VPSLink goes under. I used to be ready to recommend them to anyone right away, but now I’m iffy.

    May 21, 2010 @ 2:32 am | Reply
  10. George:

    It seems ironic that 2Host isn’t offering cheap VPS packages anymore. Their cheapest option on their site is a $39/month managed VPS.

    May 21, 2010 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
  11. Sandro:

    George, you’re wrong. Those plans are not shown on the main site you have to enter the order page and then you can see all the cheap plans

    May 22, 2010 @ 10:54 am | Reply
  12. Don:

    On the order page all the cheap plans seem to have “0 available”.

    May 22, 2010 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
  13. Ali:

    Check out Damn VPS! They are in beta but they look quite cheapo!

    May 22, 2010 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  14. earl:

    all their plans on the “order page” seems to have been sold out

    May 22, 2010 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
  15. Mudel:

    @ Ali – After what happened to VAServ, I’ll pass. No insecure node passwords for me.

    May 22, 2010 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  16. @Mudel — however I probably would still trust Rus more than many college-aged hosting provider owners that are behind many low end plans listed here :)

    May 23, 2010 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  17. I think “college aged” may be giving some too much credit. ;)

    May 23, 2010 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
  18. Mudel:

    @ LEA – True. I had a VPS with one of Rus’ companies quite a while ago and it went well except for the above mentioned event :) Luckily, I wasn’t using my VPS anymore at that point.

    Hope he learned his lesson :)

    May 23, 2010 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
  19. iwan:

    I ordered 512MB package this monday with ubuntu 9.10. But get ubuntu 9.04, until now.
    I submitted ticket, the response is very slow.

    May 26, 2010 @ 1:31 am | Reply

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