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Internet & Networking With financial backing from the likes of Michael Dell and other venture capitalists, open source upstart Nginx has edged out Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) to hold the title of second-most widely used Web server among all active websites. What's more, according to Netcraft's January 2012 Web Server Survey, Nginx over the past month has gained market share among all websites, whereas competitors Apache, Microsoft, and Google each lost share.
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RE[3]: Comment by sb56637
by OSbunny on Fri 6th Jan 2012 07:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sb56637"
OSbunny
Member since:
2009-05-23

Er no. Have you seen VPS prices lately? Competition has caused prices to tumble. I have a 512mb ram VPS for $10/m. You can get a 384MB or 256MB ram one for even less. A VPS is an excellent alternative to shared hosting for those of us who can handle the Linux command line.

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RE[4]: Comment by sb56637
by Alfman on Fri 6th Jan 2012 22:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by sb56637"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

OSbunny,

"Er no. Have you seen VPS prices lately? Competition has caused prices to tumble. I have a 512mb ram VPS for $10/m. You can get a 384MB or 256MB ram one for even less."

Can you reveal where you found that price? I haven't found any VPS providers at anywhere close to that price in the US.

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RE[5]: Comment by sb56637
by muszek on Sat 7th Jan 2012 09:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by sb56637"
muszek Member since:
2007-04-25

I've always looked for webhosting deals at webhostingtalk.com . It's the biggest forum on the topic (at least it was a few years back, I dont really follow this market much). I used this forum to get good deals on my first shared account, the dedicated box I used to get from LayeredTech and all my VPSes. Go to the "Advertising Forums" section and you'll find offers that are much better than those shown on hosting companies' websites.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=104 is a sub-forum dedicated to VPS offers.

I've been using cheapvps.co.uk for the past 3 years or so and I'm moderately satisfied - support is slow, but I didn't need them much. Their last offer (http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1089498&highlight=ch...) gets you 512 MB Ram / 16GB disk space for 7 GBP (11 USD). It's in UK, but I'm sure you'll find similar and cheaper offers in the US.

$11 is close enough to nothing to never consider getting a shared hosting account, won't you agree?

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RE[5]: Comment by sb56637
by rayson on Mon 9th Jan 2012 00:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by sb56637"
rayson Member since:
2009-05-21

Can you reveal where you found that price? I haven't found any VPS providers at anywhere close to that price in the US.


Or use Amazon EC2 for free:

http://aws.amazon.com/free/

(Of course, if it is a busy site, then you will need to pay for extra bandwidth charges.)

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