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 […]
Sorry about lack of updates here. A lot of happening in life and it has been quite a hectic year. I have also made some significant changes under the skin here at HostingFu. I said “under the skin” because I have actually kept the old theme and look & feel of the site, but… From […]
Downtime sucks, but it sort of reminded you how good it has been. HostingFu, along with about a dozen other sites hosted on this SliceHost VPS, were down between 8pm and 10pm AEST last night, when traffic is about the busiest from Australia. No good. Maybe that is one reason for hosting locally in Australia […]
How do you know that a web hosting company is good? You do a Google Search, landed on an initial impression review written almost 12 months ago, search around the site for any hint of negative comments on that hosting company and find none, and 12 months later the site is still hosted there. Yes, […]
SliceHost has never failed to introduce unique features that impress me. They gave you console access via Ajaxterm, which allows you to rescue badly configured server over nothing but HTTPS. They have also recently introduced “Rescue Mode” for their VPS — another feature that you wish you never would need to use, but is super […]
Oh no! Why do I need another VPS for? Anyway, I have just signed up with SliceHost earlier this week, getting a 256Mb “Slice” of Xen-powered VPS, running Gentoo Linux on their dual dual-core Opteron servers. So far so good, and here’s my initial impression.
Two hours ago I tried to go to my daughter‘s website, and all that was presented was an error message from my proxy server saying (113) No route to host. D’oh. Is the server down again? The website is hosted on an OpenVZ VPS on VPSLink running Gentoo Linux, and VPSLink has been very stable […]