VPS Hosting in Australia

Tag: , , — May 24, 2007 @ 4:35 am Comments 17

Alright. I might got my small Xen VPS hosted in Sydney, I am still looking for alternatives every now and then. After all, virtual private/dedicated server hosting in Australia has a very small market, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. It is good, because it does not take long to survey […]

Joyent’s New VC200 – Life-time Accelerator Plan

Tag: , , — May 16, 2007 @ 6:06 am Comments 5

Didn’t I just talk about life-time hosting plans last week, and used TextDrive/Joyent as a pioneer example? They have just released the new VC200 — Life-time Accelerator Plans! For only $799 out-right, you can buy a small Solaris container with 256MB RAM, 5GB NAS storage on the Thumper and 15GB/month data transfer. You’ll be in […]

Redundant and Free Domain Name Service with EditDNS + EveryDNS

Tag: , , — May 9, 2007 @ 8:29 am Comments 18

After EveryDNS and EditDNS‘s outage, I have finally got my act together to have this redundant and free DNS running for some of my domains. I know both EveryDNS and EditDNS have 4 geographically separated servers, however during the event when the vendor is targeted for DDoS, I am still suffering downtime when their servers […]

Are Life Time Hosting Plans Feasible?

Tag: , — May 9, 2007 @ 7:31 am Comments 6

Here is a question for those running web hosting companies today: “Are life-time hosting plans feasible?” Do they present a valid business model? Is it possible to run life-time plans, i.e. your users pay once and once-only for a hosting plan that runs as long as either the user or the hosting company shall live. […]

EditDNS Dead?

Tag: , — May 1, 2007 @ 1:42 pm Comments 7

Is EditDNS dead? Their website is not responding, nor are their 4 DNS servers. Since the DDoS attack at EveryDNS late last year, I have moved some of my domains to EditDNS, another free DNS provider that I have not yet had a chance to review. It is actually the first complete outage I have […]

Amazon S3 Pricing Change – Good or Bad?

Tag: , — May 1, 2007 @ 1:17 pm Comments 3

Just received an email from Amazon about the pricing change of Simple Storage Service. Instead of charging a flat rate of $0.20/GB uploading and downloading, “traffic cost” will be split into two from 1st June onwards — a per request cost and bandwidth cost. It makes sense because not every gigabyte fetched costs the same […]