What Makes a Good VPS Review? Your Checklist Please
I'm thinking of doing a series on LEB where I rent various VMs and review them. This would be "secret shopper" (not getting free trial VMs from hosts).
So if you had a VM for a month, what would be your checklist for a review?
YABS? OK, but it has to be more than that.
The panel experience...I mean, WHMCS is WHMCS and Solus is Solus but I've found the experience different between providers depending on how they set it up. Obviously a custom panel is different.
Support? Not that I want to open fake tickets but it's hard to say a provider's good if you have no experience with support.
I could put web and VPN etc. on it to test the network, but I don't have a high-traffic, high-profile web site that gets tons of traffic that I can move around.
Of course, there's uptime monitors and the general experience of using the box (is it slow when logging in, did it come with a pre-blacklisted IP, etc.)
Other thoughts? I'd love to go through and do reviews for a lot of community providers and weird ones I find on the net, but I simply don't need to rent hundreds of VMs per month, so I'm asking "how can I review one thoroughly in a month"?