Another change in Hosting

All good things must come to an end. After about 18 months of solid performance, I have left for my hosting needs. During that time I uploaded over 83TB of data and had an uptime of 554 days. The server/network were flawless, and it often outperformed servers on other networks in speedtests. I’d recommend to anyone looking for a very solid hosting provider in Europe. I just outgrew the plan I was on.

I have now transitioned all services to an ESXi machine located in Quebec. My host, soyoustart is a “budget” provider for the OVH network. The specs are as follows:

Intel Xeon W3520 (4c/8t) 2.66ghz
32 GB ECC Ram
250mbps connection. (I’ve hit 1000mbps on speedtests though)

This server is running 5-6 mostly Linux virtual machines. I am sharing it with a friend and so far we haven’t really been able to slow it down. We’ve had HD Plex streams, thousands of shoutcast listeners, and VPN connections all going and it just keeps chugging along. We are pleased with the service and expect to stay with them for a while.  I feel like it is much easier to manage multiple services if they’re all on their own VM. Updates/restarts aren’t as painful, and the separation of services allows for more security. I’ll update this post if we have major issues with the service.

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