Web Site Hosting

Xen list at xenhideout.nl
Fri Jun 5 23:02:02 UTC 2015

The problem is that it is another machine to administer in your mind.

I have a website host myself, it is easy, all I need to do is take  
care of my own files, nothing more.

With a VPS you run the entire system yourself. You need to think about  
what software to use, etc. Of course it can be done. It is just extra  
hassle. It is extra workload. I think it is stupid.

Of course, your mileage may vary, perhaps you're a different beast  
than I am. Perhaps once you have a ready made configuration in your  
mind, an extra machine doesn't matter. But for me it does, or it would.

I think Ovidiu is right in his opinion.

I think the extra cost is neglectible. If a hosting provider asks 2  
dollars per month, that's almost nothing. That's nothing compared to  
the mental energy you need to put into the system yourself.

That's my point of view.

I think Ovidiu is right. Full access to files.

Ideally you'd have rsync but ssh is sufficient too.

And working on a shell in a SSH is the qualifying difference. That can  
be had on VPS but also on regular 'extended' web host. You can copy  
files with scp, very handy. Much more useful than FTP. But all the  
rest is not so important. All these webhosts have the same packages.  
You just need someone you can knock on in case something is wrong,  
that's all really.

At least, that's what it is to me.

Regards, and I hope you will make a right choice.


Quoting Paul White <paulw2u at ubuntu.com>:

> On Fri, 5 Jun 2015, at 13:28, Xen wrote:
>> Are you sure about all of this?
>> It's just a simple website right. At this point.
>> Why get an VPS provider? It makes no sense.
> I'm a Kubuntu user who has contributed to Kubuntu funds and used Kubuntu
> since Natty Narwhal 11.04. I would rather see Kubuntu funds used to
> build a better Kubuntu than to pay for higher than necessary hosting
> fees for the Kubuntu web-site.
> I'm also a happy DigitalOcean customer that has long since stopped using
> web hosting companies to host my ever *decreasing* needs for a web-site.
> I've always found the cost of a VPS to be cheaper than a comparable
> web-host and I have the bonus of more control over access and
> configuration.
> If the Kubuntu team and the Kubuntu community can administer a VPS, I
> think it's obvious that it can, then a VPS is the way to go. Obviously
> the bandwith/download limits are a consideration here so a web-hosting
> company might well be the best option in order to to reduce hosting
> costs. Perhaps someone needs to look at bandwith figures before a
> decision is made?
> Just my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. :)
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