For years I have struggled to find a Linux vps host, who is not to heavy on the pocket, and reliable as well. It was during this search that a friend recommended Directspace.
Now I would have not found Directspace had a I done a Google search for cheap vps hosting or Best wordpress hosting and I have tried all the other hosts like Godaddy, Hostgator and free hosting as well but so far I find Directspace the cheapest wordpress hosting with reliable support.
So what makes Directspace Cheap and Reliable?
Lets look at their plans
Cheap VPS Hosting Comparision of 1GB plans
2 x 3.3GHz CPU
30GB Disk Space
1000GB Monthly Bandwidth
Port Speed: 1000Mbps
2 IPv4 & 2 IPv6 Addresses
$4/Month – Order Link.
Location: Portland, Oregon
20GB disk space
1 x IPv4
IPv6 coming soon
OpenVZ / SolusVM
Location : Chicago, IL
CPU 1.98 GHZ
RAM 1344 MB
Disk Space 59 GB
Bandwidth 1050 GB
As you can see in the comparision you get 1GB RAM with 2 core 3.3 GHZ CPU, for only $4 a month from Directspace vps hosting.
Pingdom Uptime Report
Now I know that most bloggers look to earn money via ads, and if you are a blogger starting out or looking to make money via your first blog, then believe me you need to keep your hosting costs down.
Initially you not going to be earning and your spending only 4$ on hosting then believe me it’s totally worth it.
Now with regards to stability and support,
My site has only been down once in 3months and I got a response quick on the ticket regarding the
same, In fact if you follow them on twitter, they are quick to update you with regards to the problem and solution.
Being from a support background myself, the most frustrating part of your site being down is not getting any update from support.
Now you may ask why VPS, why not Shared Hosting?
Well let me put it this way, the main drawback of shared hosting is restrictions on memory, cpu, etc. If you are serious about making money from your site then I would recommend that you go for Directspace , As in order to make money from ads or adsense you would need a huge amount of traffic, hence a vps is perfect. Plus you do not wanna go through the Nightmare of migrating your blog from a shared hosting server.
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If you are on a tighter budget then you should read my post how to make a website for free with Google
The pics are not mine and were found on the net