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Re: Recommended/Not Recommended Hosts?

From: Jeff Rule <jrule(at)demandtec(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: SF Postgres <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Recommended/Not Recommended Hosts?
Date: 2009-12-10 19:45:49
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I signed up for a year of hosting with host1plus listed as a vendor here:&nbsp; <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a><br>
Based out of the UK, but they have servers in the US.&nbsp; The deal looked pretty good. But the hosting went down for days at a time with with no response and site off line.&nbsp;&nbsp; I just took my sight and moved it to another vendor.<br>
I was not using postgreSQL in my hosting solution, but I had chosen them so I could at some point in the future.&nbsp; I can give them a very strong not recommended.<br>
Josh Berkus wrote:
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<pre wrap="">All,

What hosts, both virtual hosts and colos, do you recommend for
PostgreSQL-based applications, and which ones have you had bad
experiences with?   If we get a list together, we'll put it up somewhere

For my part, I've had reasonably good experiences with:

-- Rackspace rental servers (provided you're OK with Dell hardware)
-- Layer42 for low-end colo, but watch your bandwith, they won't.
-- Joyent for online data warehousing (if you can deal with Solaris)

I've had bad experiences with:

-- GoGrid Cloud Servers ... I/O is very very bad, so your database
better fit in RAM, and they're limited to 8GB max.  On the other hand,
no downtime whatsoever. (in GG's defense, they recommend colo for databases)

-- Amazon EC2: uptime and availability are great, but the servers are
sloooooooow and fulfillment of new instances is unreliable.  Also,

--Josh Berkus
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