[OpenIndiana-discuss] Interest in OpenIndiana VPS host?

Magnus magnus at yonderway.com
Sat Sep 8 03:07:41 UTC 2012

On Sep 7, 2012, at 10:42 PM, Adam Del Vecchio wrote:
> Could you perhaps link me to that thread if it was on this list?

This was on IRC.

> But are there providers offering OI at this cost? I understand what you mean, but of course the same is true for any hosting environment or company.

Right now I'm paying about $9/month for a CentOS VPS from Interserver. I'd be willing to pay a small premium over that for a similarly configured Illumos zone (OpenIndiana or OmniOS would both be fine).  I'm on an older plan that they don't seem to offer anymore, but for $12/month with Interserver you get 1 virtual core, 0.75GB RAM, 50GB disk, 6Mbps (1.8TB/month).  To be honest, I'm surprised there aren't more low cost Illumos-based options out there.

Entic is the only provider that I'm aware of right now selling OI VPS's but the cost is not within the realm of what I'd be willing to spend for a personal use VPS.

The opportunities seem so slim that I keep getting this idea in my head of buying a nicely spec'd entry level 1U server, carving out a couple of zones for my own use, and leasing out the rest of the surplus capacity on the box by the slice to recoup the costs.


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