I can't see this question asked previously, so here goes. I've been a very happy customer of www.spinup.co.za for the past two years, but they've announced their intention to close in May of 2012. SpinUp has offered very high performance VPSs at a reasonable price.
What I'm looking for is based on what Linode offers in the US where I pay ~R150/month for a 512MB VPS with 20GB of storage.
I'd be happy with
- Price of R150-R200/month for a 256MB-512MB VPS.
- Medium traffic requirement (5GB-10GB per month)
- Distro: 32-bit Slackware
So far, I have identified the following companies:
Elitehost seems to offer exactly what I need, but based on my questions to their sales, they seem to be uninterested in answering my questions about the distros they can offer. Follow-ups with the ticket number has come to naught which has shaken my belief in them providing good customer service.
Afrihost has an amazing offering with serious capacity on their entry level VPS, but just a tad too high at R290/month. I'm a little worried about their NAS-based storage which can be dog-slow for a VPS.
ClickWorks offers a "nano" VPS at R99/month (128MB RAM) and a "micro" at R299/month (512MB RAM). Nothing in between.
VirtualServers offers a small VPS at R99/month (384MB RAM) which is really good value for money. Only issue for me is that they are in CapeTown. The reason for me getting a ZA VPS is to have low latency access to it over my DSL link.
So far, the guys from VirtualServers look to be the best bet and they support Slackware out of the box, just like Linode does.
Any opinions on VPS providers out there or those listed above?