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    As it seems to always turn out, what I want is just around the corner!

    Lacking in knowledge I subscribed for VPS a year ago. The service is quite good, fast, etc with all the normal platitudes. The one exception of course, 100% Linux as it turns out. I just don't know enough to know what I should ask. But by reading here, watching the video/tutorial, I now have a better understandaing of installation and what I need. Hence, I have done some looking about. I will probably keep it for family email, file storage, etc.

    I am curious if anyone has experience with www.vpsland.com and/or can determine if their "Value" plan seems like a good deal with a good organization? It is $27 per month if paid for 3 months and probably less if pre paid for 6/12 months, which I could do.

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    As long as you understand, as I quote from their site, this is for "..virtual desktops and lightweight server applications". If you are planning for non-critical and non-intensive application, then their 512MB is the minimum you should go. But pay attention to the drive space and bandwidth they provide at that level; is it adequate for what you want to do? One issue with VPS accounts is you don't need half the free stuff they give you, like IIS, Virtuozzo and Plesk (which even sounds like a virus).

    For comparison, you should take a look at www.zebrahost.net. Their VPS accounts are tailored to Alpha Five.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortie View Post
    As it seems to always turn out, what I want is just around the corner!

    Lacking in knowledge I subscribed for VPS a year ago. The service is quite good, fast, etc with all the normal platitudes. The one exception of course, 100% Linux as it turns out. I just don't know enough to know what I should ask. But by reading here, watching the video/tutorial, I now have a better understandaing of installation and what I need. Hence, I have done some looking about. I will probably keep it for family email, file storage, etc.

    I am curious if anyone has experience with www.vpsland.com and/or can determine if their "Value" plan seems like a good deal with a good organization? It is $27 per month if paid for 3 months and probably less if pre paid for 6/12 months, which I could do.
    That plan should work fine for a site with low traffic requirements. Be aware however that they don't offer specific Alpha Five support. They won't install the WAS for you, nor will they get your Alpha Five WAS configured to send email etc. They don't have a toll free number and do not offer telehone support at all. That said they are a good outfit if you are comfortable with handling all the Alpha stuff yourself.
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    Thanks for the info.

    I was thinking of the 768 RAM plan w/8 GB storage. Although, the next plan up for 35 (32 or less prepaid) a month with 1024 of RAM and 10 GB of storage is also attractive. I believe the bandwidth on any of their plans is probably enough for my immediate needs. On the other hand, I believe zebrahost is now 39 a month???? so a few dollars more, as they say, is also a thought. If zebrahost could just avail themselves of a plan similar for us "hobbyists" I think they would have the customers.

    This would not be a web business site nor, IMHO, a high traffic site but rather somewhere I can place small applications that I develop as a hobby while trying to learn WAS with a low cash output. Anything I would put online would not be a money producer. Were I to find an application that would suddenly generate significant traffic beyond a circle of friends and work peers I can see how better service/support would be beneficial.

    I have always thought the installation of WAS was/is complicated. That said, after watching the tutorial video it seems as if I could give it a go and be successful.

    My biggest concern is whether or not this is a site that would serve the needs of A5 and the WAS and afford me the opportunity to learn the system. As a user of A5 since early 90's I have learned a lot right here. Using WAS is a challenge I want to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortie View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    On the other hand, I believe zebrahost is now 39 a month???? so a few dollars more, as they say, is also a thought. If zebrahost could just avail themselves of a plan similar for us "hobbyists" I think they would have the customers.
    Mortie If it is a hobby site you have nothing to lose trying the low cost provider. As you correctly point out you can get lots of support right here on the forum. In addition we will soon be launching an "Alpha Only" hosting site with lots of info on the ins and outs of hosting Alpha applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZebraHost View Post
    In addition we will soon be launching an "Alpha Only" hosting site with lots of info on the ins and outs of hosting Alpha applications.
    care to elaborate on the emaning(s) of Alpha Only? My presumption is there will be no other software allwoed beyound A5 and WAS??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortie View Post
    care to elaborate on the emaning(s) of Alpha Only? My presumption is there will be no other software allwoed beyound A5 and WAS??
    No that assumption is not correct. The meaning of "Alpha Only" is that we will not be offering other hosting plans such as Linux and SharePoint Services on the new site. The ZebraHost site will continue to offer all of our services but the "Alpha Only" site will be focussed on our Alpha hosting services. Customers will be able to install and run any legal Windows program they like on the Alpha VPS and dedicated servers.
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    AHHHH! Thanks.

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