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    Would someone in the know please take a look at this hosting service and recommend what they would use for testing A5 on a VPS. The test will be for an application that is relatively simple, 7 tables, low record count and low traffic. Thanks in advance.

    Tommy

    http://www.vpsland.com/ezwin.html
    Tommy Thompson
    Thompson Consulting Services
    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
    [email protected]


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    Re: VPS Hosting Plan

    Any minimal VPS is suitable for what you describe.
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      Re: VPS Hosting Plan

      Any of those Plans would work fine as long as you are comfortable with installing and configuring the Web Application Server. They do not provide Alpha specific support so you will need to take care of things like the Webroot folder security settings, the Printer Spooler properties, disabling IIs and so on.
      Last edited by ZebraHost; 09-27-2008, 04:51 AM.
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      • #4
        In Case Anyone is Interested

        I signed up for the 512 meg plan for 3 months of testing ($52) If you have not had any experience with VPS this is an easy way to try it out. I can't believe how easy it is to set up A5. It's just like installing it on your own computer. I installed my a5v8 copy of the Web Server, published an application I am working on and then went to a browser and typed in the static IP (that comes with the site) followed by the appropriate folder and .a5w page and their it was.

        You can see it here http://75.127.124.104/newacct/whyopened.a5w

        This is not the app I'm working on, just a simple page I loaded so I could demonstrate the VPS to someone. Therefore, you can play with all you want!

        BTW

        I'm not pushing this particular vendor. I'm sure that there are many others that provide the same thing and in the case of Zebrahost some specific A5 help.
        Tommy Thompson
        Thompson Consulting Services
        Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
        [email protected]

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          Originally posted by Tommy Thompson View Post
          I signed up for the 512 meg plan for 3 months of testing ($52) If you have not had any experience with VPS this is an easy way to try it out. I can't believe how easy it is to set up A5. It's just like installing it on your own computer. I installed my a5v8 copy of the Web Server, published an application I am working on and then went to a browser and typed in the static IP (that comes with the site) followed by the appropriate folder and .a5w page and their it was.



          This is not the app I'm working on, just a simple page I loaded so I could demonstrate the VPS to someone. Therefore, you can play with all you want!

          BTW

          I'm not pushing this particular vendor. I'm sure that there are many others that provide the same thing and in the case of Zebrahost some specific A5 help.
          Tommy Thompson
          Thompson Consulting Services
          Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
          [email protected]

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            Re: VPS Hosting Plan

            I got the hosting plan here and also i got the reseller plan,domain name register, domain appraisal, online file folder, ssl certificate etc...

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