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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[5]: Comment by sb56637
by muszek on Sat 7th Jan 2012 09:52 UTC 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[6]: Comment by sb56637
by jaypee on Sun 8th Jan 2012 20:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by sb56637"
jaypee Member since:
2005-07-28

I practically live on webhostingtalk and can tell you VPS prices can get extremely low. I left shared web hosting years ago and never looked back. You can also look at lowendbox.com for inexpensive VPS offers and reviews.

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RE[7]: Comment by sb56637
by Alfman on Sun 8th Jan 2012 22:30 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by sb56637"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

jaypee,
muszek,

I looked at webhostingtalk - frankly the lack of structured organization put me off, but I see you guys are right - I do see a very wide range of VPS prices (albeit from obscure vendors) from $8 to $50. I have to wonder why the range is so different for similar packages? My experience with shared hosting makes me wary of overselling, but I have to admit at those prices VPS seems irresistible enough to consider switching away from cheap shared hosting on better known vendors.

Thanks also for the link to lowendbox.com, I like how well organized it is.

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