Moving to a Xen-based provider

July 21, 2007

Well, from the inside it looks as if developments at my first VPS provider have mostly come to a standstill around 2005. I’m therefore looking for alternatives that should match my list of requirements in a better way. The offer from BudgetDedicated looks most promising so far (details in brackets below), and I’ll go with their free 7 day trial next.

  • hosting in Europe (yes: based in the Netherlands)
  • Xen virtualization (yes: Xen hypervisor)
  • ready support for Debian and Gentoo distributions (yes: e.g. Debian 4.0/etch)
  • flexibility to boot other kernels (yes: allow upload of users’ own kernels and distributions)
  • competent documentation on website (very good: round trip time from my request to fully activated test server was only 10 minutes)

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