Coding Horror Meets Hosting Horror

December 12, 2009 @ 8:19 pm Comment 1

Interesting story that got picked up on Hacker News and Proggit this morning — Jeff Atwood’s blog, Coding Horror, lost 100% of its data. Jeff puts 50% of the blame on the service provider of its VPS, CrystalTech, as they failed to back up the server as they were paid to do, and 50% on […]

More on SliceHost vs. Linode

Tag: , — December 7, 2009 @ 12:53 pm Comments 6

It all started when Eivind Uggedal posted his performance comparison of various Xen VPS providers — Linode, SliceHost/Rackspace, Prgmr and Amazon EC2. Here’s the summary: Summarizing the benchmarks gives us one clear winner: Linode. 32-bit gave the best results on the Unixbench runs while 64-bit was fastest on the Django and database tests. Since Linode […]

Google Announced Public DNS, a Domain Name Resolving Service

Tag: , — December 4, 2009 @ 10:39 am Comments 4

Saw the announcement this morning on the bus — Google Public DNS. My immediate reaction (as recorded on twitter) is — I’ll hate to be OpenDNS right now. David U. at OpenDNS quickly responded saying basically “ARGH! OpenDNS is better! Google could be EVIL! But it’s all good for the DNS space”. Well. Let’s compare […]

GeoVPS/Layerboom KVM Virtal Server Review

Tag: , , , — December 3, 2009 @ 3:13 pm Comments 2

This is a quick review on the KVM virtual server provided by GeoVPS. Howard from Layerboom first contacted me back in May 2008 through this blog and LinkedIn, and that was before Layerboom was even started. We clicked as both of us had our origins in Taiwan, and Howard mentioned that he has assembled a […]