| Review by dillyhammer |
member for 3.4 years, 1039 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 1.6 years ago
- $35 per month
- about 1 days
- "24/7 support is actually available 24/7, simple VPS control panel"
- "Good bang for the VPS buck"
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Value for money:
This is a review of Caneris' VPS service. It's incomplete, as I'm in the midst of a free trial, but from what I've seen so far, I'll be calling soon and firing it up on a paid basis and hanging on to it.
I emailed a few questions before starting the order process and got my answers promptly. I placed the order for the free trial just so I could kick the tires a bit before jumping in. I did a fair amount of due diligence before choosing Caneris' VPS service. Probaby could have did a little more and saved a dollar or two, but I like supporting Canadian companies and spirit, especially those involved in innovation, even if it costs a little more. Caneris fit the bill.
The VPS was provisioned in about a day. It was actually done faster, but there was a glitch with the Fedora 15 template so we switched it up to CentOS 6 and we were off to the races. After Caneris looked after the L, I had the AMP portion of my stack up and running in about 15 minutes. I use PostgreSQL extensively, still working on that as its a little more involved with the geospatial stuff. Another 10 minutes and I had everything locked down.
The VPS is nice and snappy. I've made a few DNS changes to my test domain, waiting for that to kick in, then I'll pop some load onto it and see how it performs.
So far so good. I'll update the review as I go.
UPDATE: Oct 5, 2011
Made the switch to the premium VPS yesterday. Caneris gave me the headsup they needed a small window of time to perform the upgrade. Got the note later in the day the upgrade was done. The specs are as advertised - no surprises nor disappointments.
The Caneris portal is ok. Offers basic functionality as you'd expect - billing details, service summary, service details with options to stop,start, restart and oerform other basic functions with the VPS.
I opted to convert my domain portfolio DNS back to EasyDNS. Im sure Caneris' DNS services are fine, but I do use wildcard DNS for a couple of my domains and Caneris doesn't support wildcards *yet*. I prefer EasyDNS anyways, no-brainer decision.
I have some regression scripts I'm going to run as soon as I set up my backend. I'll crank the network, CPU and memory loads to guage performance, post the results later.
UPDATE: Oct 11, 2011
Pretty impressed overall. The VPS performs quite well. Paying for shared hosting is a sin. Request for a PTR looked after in a couple of hours. I'm all done - transferred 25+ domains and websites over plus email.
There may be cheaper, there may be better, but I think I got a sweet spot going on. Great value for the money.