After several years of being hosted at tektonic, it has come time to move hosts.
My current web server is running 32-bit CentOS 4.9. Eek! That is old.
Since upgrading to a new release of CentOS is now becoming more urgent, and upgrading is really reinstalling a new OS, I’ve started to look at new hosts. I’ve considered Chunk Host, but while their entry-level service are Okay, they’re not really in line with what I need at this time. Likewise, I have review iWeb‘s offerings, but unless I go for a colo, they’re not going to suit my personal needs well, either.
My requirements for a new host are the following:
- CentOS 6 x64 (for a variety of reasons – this is not a religious thing: I have evaluated other distros/platforms, and this is the best option for me)
- at least 250GB of storage (>500G preferable)
- several CPU cores (a minimum of 2, 4 or 8 would be better)
- at least 4GB RAM
- decent amount of available traffic (though I don’t anticipate major traffic patterns for some time)
What I am planning to run:
- Apache (ports 80 and 443) hosting several domains
- Plone (on 8080)
- sendmail for several domains
- WordPress with some plugins (one of which is a little CPU intensive)
- a backup store for myself (hence the storage requirements)
- OS media
- personal files
- continued mirroring of m0n0wall
- oh – and it’d be nice if it was in the same rough price range as what I’m spending now on far less 🙂 (2GB 2CPU 60GB on one host, and 512M 4CPU 20GB on my other host – total ~$45/month)
So far, I have found a couple viable options – but have not 100% settled on them yet.
I am curious as to what alternatives may exist in this area that I have not yet seen, and would appreciate any suggestions 🙂