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Is a VPS overkill for a static site?
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Is a VPS overkill for a static site?

I'm sure it is, but what if I wanted a bit more control over the server my site is hosting on? Like for example file size limits, modules and so on that a regular web host may or may not be able to provide.

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  • YuraYura Member

    Go for it. Learn, have fun or idle.

    Thanked by 3chrisp karjaj MrPsycho
  • A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

  • YuraYura Member

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Remember, we discussed it last week? The 3-2-1 rackup rule?

    3 idling shared plans
    2 idling VPS
    1 idling dedi... then they are DOOMED!

  • @Yura said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Remember, we discussed it last week? The 3-2-1 rackup rule?

    3 idling shared plans
    2 idling VPS
    1 idling dedi... then they are DOOMED!

    So you are trying to say that the end is nigh, and we're all going to die in an extinction level event, while the servers (both virtuals and dedicated) will still remain to idle long after we're gone. Right?

    Thanked by 1Yura
  • Can be overkill, can be perfect. I have one site in particular that I host on a VPS only because it's cheaper in that location to do so (Miami)

  • YuraYura Member

    @default said:

    @Yura said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Remember, we discussed it last week? The 3-2-1 rackup rule?

    3 idling shared plans
    2 idling VPS
    1 idling dedi... then they are DOOMED!

    So you are trying to say that the end is nigh, and we're all going to die in an extinction level event, while the servers (both virtuals and dedicated) will still remain to idle long after we're gone. Right?

    Entropy is real. The squirrel is moist...

  • ricardoricardo Member
    edited June 2019

    As opposed to shared hosting? No.

    Don't think there's much equivalence in comparing VPS and overkill-ness either. VPS hardware limitations are likely better defined, though - and there's the matter of who's managing it. You could argue VPS is less overkill since you're taking care of it instead of someone else, assuming an unmanaged one.

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker
    edited June 2019

    @Yura said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Remember, we discussed it last week? The 3-2-1 rackup rule?

    3 idling shared plans
    2 idling VPS
    1 idling dedi... then they are DOOMED!

    Gosh, will you never learn it? An Idling VPS without a clustered file system is a risk! And so too is an idling VPS without a virtual Cloud backup!

    Simple rule of thumb: You need a minimum of 3 (preferably 4. Better safe than sorry!) backend VPS in at least 2 geodiverse Clouds per 1 VPS for proper idling.

  • @Yura said:

    @default said:

    @Yura said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Remember, we discussed it last week? The 3-2-1 rackup rule?

    3 idling shared plans
    2 idling VPS
    1 idling dedi... then they are DOOMED!

    So you are trying to say that the end is nigh, and we're all going to die in an extinction level event, while the servers (both virtuals and dedicated) will still remain to idle long after we're gone. Right?

    Entropy is real. The squirrel is moist...

    Ah, so you accept the theory which states that universe will end in entropy and everything will go to a halt, including VPS, dedicated servers, and life itself.

    In my opinion @jsg is right. To ensure that entropy in stability one needs a lot of redundancy to last enough as universe expands and reaches that state.

  • YuraYura Member

    @default said:

    @Yura said:

    @default said:

    @Yura said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Remember, we discussed it last week? The 3-2-1 rackup rule?

    3 idling shared plans
    2 idling VPS
    1 idling dedi... then they are DOOMED!

    So you are trying to say that the end is nigh, and we're all going to die in an extinction level event, while the servers (both virtuals and dedicated) will still remain to idle long after we're gone. Right?

    Entropy is real. The squirrel is moist...

    Ah, so you accept the theory which states that universe will end in entropy and everything will go to a halt, including VPS, dedicated servers, and life itself.

    By embracing the Idle we are embracing entropy. The fate is sealed, prepare to shutdown.

    In my opinion @jsg is right.

    He usually is but when he is not it's impossible to convince him otherwise. That's just how he rolls. Like a Cowboy Marlboro.

  • sinsin Member

    No, even for simple sites I use a VPS. I love just having control of it all and tuning everything to the way I want.

  • donlidonli Member
    edited June 2019

    No, a small VPS is perfect and gives you the control to selekt to run PHP 5.2.

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • sanvitsanvit Member

    You should use a VPS only when you need PHP SELEKTOR 5.2 OK

  • @sanvit said:
    You should use a VPS only when you need PHP SELEKTOR 5.2 OK

    Otherwise use a dedicated server.

    Thanked by 1sanvit
  • sanvitsanvit Member

    On a serious note though I will recommend a CDN with storage (DO Spaces/S3 + CloudFront/BunnyCDN/etc.) unless you have specific requirements or need a lot of bandwidth.

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker
    edited June 2019

    We don't need no stinking entropy anymore. Entropy is so yester-century. Nowadays we have the Cloud for random generation. Just ask Google.

    @huckleberrypie

    Re your question: depends. If the VPS does support sse (any version) then you are doomed. Virtualized Macbooks running on FreeDos nodes are fine though.

  • Nothing wrong with needing 4 cores to echo 'hello';

    Thanked by 1Skander
  • Needs private cloud

  • jackbjackb Member, Host Rep

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Only a dedicated server? Why not colo a few racks full of blades

  • uptimeuptime Member

    in b4 anycast

  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @jackb said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Only a dedicated server? Why not colo a few racks full of blades

    Nah, you gotta build a new DC for that ;)

  • donlidonli Member

    @sanvit said:

    @jackb said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Only a dedicated server? Why not colo a few racks full of blades

    Nah, you gotta build a new DC for that ;)

    Everybody should have a datacenter in their basement once in their life.

  • Netlify FTW!

  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @donli said:

    @sanvit said:

    @jackb said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Only a dedicated server? Why not colo a few racks full of blades

    Nah, you gotta build a new DC for that ;)

    Everybody should have a datacenter in their basement once in their life.

    As long as you get a N+1 power supply and a 10Gbit business connection, I will consider that a DC :)

  • donlidonli Member

    @sanvit said:

    @donli said:

    @sanvit said:

    @jackb said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Only a dedicated server? Why not colo a few racks full of blades

    Nah, you gotta build a new DC for that ;)

    Everybody should have a datacenter in their basement once in their life.

    As long as you get a N+1 power supply and a 10Gbit business connection, I will consider that a DC :)

    As long as I don't need to support IPv6.

    Thanked by 1sanvit
  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @donli said:

    @sanvit said:

    @donli said:

    @sanvit said:

    @jackb said:

    @default said:
    A VPS might not be enough. Get a dedicated server.

    Only a dedicated server? Why not colo a few racks full of blades

    Nah, you gotta build a new DC for that ;)

    Everybody should have a datacenter in their basement once in their life.

    As long as you get a N+1 power supply and a 10Gbit business connection, I will consider that a DC :)

    As long as I don't need to support IPv6.

    Who uses IPv6 ? It's time for IPv8!

  • @dahartigan said:
    Can be overkill, can be perfect. I have one site in particular that I host on a VPS only because it's cheaper in that location to do so (Miami)

    Who's the provider? ;)

  • LET VPS can be cheaper than regular shared host, so i don't think it will be overkill, it more like picking automatic vs manual transmission

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • dfroedfroe Member, Host Rep

    One thing which IMHO should also be considered: There is more (maintenance) work to be done for a VPS whereas on a shared hosting plan you are paying your provider doing this.

    It completely depends on your aim. A VPS gives you far more possibilities and opportunities to learn things. But you need to configure everything with some basic security in mind and you must regularly install security patches, upgrade your linux distribution, etc. If you do not want to care about this, pay Anthony two cups of coffee each year and be happy. :)
    https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/158089/inception-hosting-shared-5-00-p-year-now-with-free-cloudflare-railgun-for-customers

  • FHRFHR Member, Host Rep

    Static site? Just throw it on BunnyCDN

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