Hosts: VPSLand.com

VPSLand offer a range of Linux and Windows virtual private servers based in Atlanta. The Linux servers are Xen based and at the lower end of the range very reasonably priced ($10 per month with annual payments on the smallest one).

Initial impression of a small one for backup purposes is that it’s good value with excellent performance. Reliability and support so far untested. To be continued…

Update April 11, 2007

Apologies for the delayed update! I kept the VPSLand account for 6 months until the end of January, used as the ClonePanel backup server. The server was extremely reliable and always responsive but there were some intermittent problems with the network. Responses to support tickets were a little slower than I would have liked, and predictably informed me that these problems were caused by DOS attacks on the server.

Overall, a pretty good little VPS for a bargain price. I closed the account because there are now several other low-cost VPS available, of which more shortly…

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