So these things bother me from time to time because people do not even bother to think about them. Here is a short list of tips in relation to the purchase of hosting.
RDP is not a service, it is not a product, it is a protocol. It is included in all modern window distributions (server), it is included in all VPS windows everywhere.
Understand this: when you buy RDA / RDP, you are buying a Windows account on a large server that has RDP access enabled.
Buying a Windows VPS would result in the same, you could access it just as easily using RDP.
However, an account on a huge server versus a VPS on a huge server can still have benefits, so the "RDP vendors" are still useful.
2 Gigabits, 1 Gigabits
It seems that many hosts offer 2 gigabit lines. Look at this before buying. Actually, ask for proof that you can reach that speed in your network.
I have seen that several hosts in the past simply have two NICs (network interface cards), each compatible with a gigabit but connected to the same * 1-gigabit * line. In which case, you would only get 1 gigabit, not 2.
So, before you buy, make sure you can really exceed one gigabit of speed at any given time to avoid disappointment.
As for 1 gigabit, this is much more common, it's usually what it says on the can, but it would still be a good idea to check it first.
The i7 are really good processors, but unless you are encoding video or similar, look for a xeon instead.
An i7 is not a server-level CPU, it is not designed for the same reliable standard as a xeon. A xeon will always be better for a server unless it is encoding media (the i7 sometimes have better performance due to hyperlinks, but the new xeons also have HT).
The new xeons are sometimes labeled as i7, so do not just avoid them all together, actually check the model if you care. Obviously not everyone cares what the CPU is, I just want to say if you do it.
Xeons L series
Small note: if an Intel CPU in a server agreement that you are looking for contains the letter & # 39; L & # 39 ;, it is likely to be a low-power or energy-saving CPU. Therefore, expect less performance than a normal processor (although it is cheaper for the provider to run, since it will use less power).
A lot of RAM
If the server you want / have contains more than 12GB of RAM, I strongly recommend that your host reduce that amount and subtract the cost of your monthly bill.
It's rare that someone here really needs that much RAM, so get rid of it and save money. Although it's pretty cheap these days, so if you only save a few dollars, keep it, I guess.
VDS, VPS, difference?
Some hosts sell & VDS & # 39; instead of & # 39; VPS & # 39;
A VDS is a VPS. Originally it was a synonym, it meant exactly the same.
However, these days usually means the following:
– A VPS can burst resources and share them. Therefore, it is assigned to memory, on the fly, which means that you get it as you use it. You share all the memory with all the other VPS.
– A VDS can not burst (normally) and dedicated resources are assigned to it. Which means that it is assigned a fixed amount of memory, a block that it shares with anyone and that it occupies at all times. Therefore, for the physical system, that portion of memory is always allocated even though the VPS (also known as & # 39; VDS & # 39;) may not have maxed out its memory.
So, in this case, the benefit is that you have resources guaranteed with a VDS. For example, the host can even assign specific cores to you on the CPU that no other VPS can use. Basically, your resources are dedicated to you, hence the name, dedicated virtual server.
Oh DMCA, your little nonsense.
I do not need to say much about this, except the following points:
– Do not just look for the most remote location you can find with the least possible application of the law to avoid these things. 99% of you will be fine in the Netherlands, Sweden and possibly even in Switzerland or Germany. The more remote / far you go, the worse the network becomes in general, it's not worth it.
– If you have a lot of content, just delete the reported publications, it is MUCH easier than trying to avoid such notices.
– It is an American act, does not apply in any other country. Data centers / providers simply choose to apply it to avoid problems, they are not required by law unless they are in the US. UU
Sometimes it's a good idea to look for servers / hosting in a specific DC, although for most of you this does not matter (and if you believe it, you're probably exaggerating).
However, the good commons are the following:
Netherlands – Leaseweb (evoswitch), Softlayer (ams01, amsterdam)
USA – Any data center equinix, softlayer, each one is in several states
Sweden – PRQ (reasonably good) and possibly interception (I have not tried it)
France – OVH (Kimsufi is your cheapest and least professional side)
Germany – Hetzner (Very good supplier), Intergenia (large supplier)
There are many, many more, but these are the ones that are commonly used.
Litespeed, Lighttpd, Nginx, Apache
Honestly, since Apache2, there is not such a noticeable difference in speed between these when serving * static content *. When dynamic content is served, servers that are not Apache often perform better.
Litespeed costs and in my opinion it is a meaningless choice. It's like the middle, between Apache and the rest, it's no use.
My favorite is Nginx because it is very fast, light and easy to configure. It is also very customizable, really, you can do many advanced configurations with which apache can have problems.
I recommend Lighttpd or Nginx with PHP-FPM and PHP5.
Accommodation in the cloud
Think of this as a buzzword, also with file hosts, not just normal hosts.
Very few of the hosts and file servers here, if any, are actually cloud-based, they just think that the term is a marketing keyword and they use it.
If I had to really look at their systems, I can guarantee that almost all of them would not have any form of configuration in the cloud. Instead, they will be standard and normal hosts, like any other host, who claim to be in the "cloud" as an attempt to attract customers and sound modern.
Half of them do not even know what a hypervisor or a toolkit is in the cloud, it does not really matter to have a configuration. So yes, let's suppose it's just a buzzword unless it's proven otherwise.
Choose a good host
This is purely my opinion, so choose to follow it or not, completely on your part.
If I had to choose a host here, I would do the following:
– I prefer hosts that provide quick assistance through their website, NOT target, msn, etc. I do not think that instant messaging is professional, however, Skype is an exception because it has a use (real voice chat with your host).
– Read the publications of the clients in the thread in advance, something obvious to do but very important
– If you need a fast network, request evidence of it in advance (from a client it is better, since they themselves have experienced it), ask in the thread.
– Never go for the cheapest host you can find, ever. However, this does not mean that the cheap ones are bad. My point is actually to investigate the host instead of choosing the cheapest and buying immediately.
Bombing Pro Tip
I hope this thread has helped you.