VPS that will run xBSD

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at fjl.co.uk
Wed Aug 30 21:21:15 UTC 2017

On 25/08/2017 03:16, Shane Ambler wrote:
> On 24/08/2017 23:03, Kristof Provost wrote:
>> On 24 Aug 2017, at 11:32, Frank Leonhardt wrote:
>>> There are a load of cheap VPS services out there; so cheap I decided 
>>> to give one a go to run a backup NS.
>>> Then when I looked closer they all offer Windoze or some Linux or 
>>> other.
>>> Does anyone know of a VPS provider that can do any OS I like? Or do 
>>> I need to create my own VPS provider :-)
>> RootBSD (https://www.rootbsd.net) are nice people.
>> I use Gandi (https://www.gandi.net/) myself.
> If you look at the release notes you will find info on pre-installed
> images for aws and google compute.
> While aws may not be what you call a "cheap" provider it can have lower
> prices, a t2.nano on demand will cost 4.39 a month, but it can get as
> low as 1.92 a month if you pay upfront to reserve it for 3 years - thats
> 69 for 3 years. So you may pay a few bucks more to test it out but for a
> final setup it can be cheaper.
Hi Shane,

Thanks, but the whole problem is that they're "pre-installed". I can't 
run STABLE or any other version Amazon hasn't set up, never mind custom 
kernels. Actually, I've no idea what would happen if you took one and 
recompiled the kernel from new source but I don't really have the time 
to find out - nothing good I suspect.

Regards, Frank.

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