After some early feedback here a few weeks ago we're now ready to put our new product under 'Show HN'.
Starting earlier this year my co-founder and I wanted to create a product that approached VPS differently. We wanted something we'd be happy to use. A service that would provide a real use, away from the terminal window. While our ideas extend much further than our initial product launch we're excited to be able to open the doors to our first customers.
Our first round of feedback was incredibly helpful and as such we've been able to drastically improve our processes. I wanted to approach HN once again for a new round of critique, discussion and brainstorming.
If you're interested in any new features or improvements over the coming months. You can follow us on twitter at @MediaPigHost.
As a token of thanks for our previous and any future critique HackerNews readers / users can now use this 20% discount code (HCK20) on any order.
(free backups! free ftp space! free database hosting! custom control panel with a totally different api! etc - all pretty useless if you also have to architect for hosts without them)
On a side note, i can't use DO because they don't allow multiple IP addresses per VM.
Fedora 21's out, maybe add it to your templates.
We will be providing regularly updated templates so we can get you using Fedora 21 as soon as possible.
Do you provide IPv6? Can users run their own kernels, or are these externally provided? Do you provide access to the serial console, or VNC, if the user makes a firewalling mistake? Where are your machines hosted, and do you own them or merely resell? Can users configure custom reverse DNS for their IPs?
We really appreciate the comments and questions!
The obvious omission was the lack of reply about IPv6 support. Do your guests get IPv6 access by default, or can it be added if not?
PS. You might want to update your SSL configuration to avoid the POODLE-attack, and add perfect forward secrecy too.
We're now operating under Grade A SSL on all our applicable domains which includes POODLE-attack protection and perfect forward secrecy.
- A test IP (to check ping times)
- A test URL with a 100MB file (to test throughput from a specific location)
Also, if you use KVM (as you indicate here in the comments) it may be worth mentioning that somewhere on the site (I didn't see it), as otherwise many will assume you use OpenVZ, for which providers usually charge less than you are charging.
Check out lowendtalk.com to see the types of questions/comments people often post about these services.
Is that HDD space or SSD disk space? What will I be relying on for my storage and can you back it up?
What virtualization tech do you use?
Can you give me a months credit free? :)
Our DC is located in Tampa, Florida. We'll be looking at expansion to further regions as growth continues. Our disk space is using RAID 10 SATA and use KVM Virtualisation and I'm pleased to say that we can provide backups. At the minute these need to be individually requested but we want to automate this in an upcoming release.