[erlang-questions] setting up a VPS for dedicated erlang server

Igor Clark igor.clark@REDACTED
Wed Mar 1 11:24:39 CET 2017

Bit late to this party but I really like https://www.scaleway.com/ - 
they're European (Paris/Amsterdam), and they provide cheap, decent-spec 
VPSs, as well as their "Bare metal" range which is own-design, 
custom-build, multi-tenant hardware. I use one with 4-core/8GB/50GBSSD 
for €11.99/month. And you get unmetered bandwidth at a decent fixed rate 
(300mbps on my package), so you don't get out-of-control bandwidth 
charge horror stories. And no, I don't work there, I just think they're 
really good :-)

On 28/02/2017 23:52, Nathaniel Waisbrot wrote:
>> In my experience cheap VPS services tend to be flaky. Amazon offers EC2 instance for free for one year. I doubt you can get a more reliable setup for the price.
> The free tier is nice if you're interested in getting into Amazon (it's a frequently requested resume item). But I used the "free" tier, thought I was being careful, and got slapped with $60 in charges from network traffic before I could shut things down. There is no way to tell Amazon "I would rather go offline than pay $x", so a misconfigured cron job or traffic spike (DDoS?) that happens while you're asleep is basically guaranteed to cost you.
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