Quality VPS Hosting with lower cost SQL for Orchard

Topics: Installing Orchard
Mar 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Well, as we have already discovered low ago, the shared hosts for $2-5/month are bad hosting models for Orchard (sorry godaddy).  They must just max out the disk access on those boxes and timeouts occur left and right.  I'm also finding at least at GoDaddy, their lower end VPS hosting isn't quality either.  So it appears I'm going to have to fork over some proper coin and wanted to ask you guys for some tips.

 

Basically, I want the following in physical or virtual:

1. 2GB memory

2. > 40GB HD

3. MS SQL

4. backup (either of the entire VM) or quick restore of the box if it's phsyical

5. No DR needed (site recovery)

I just want it to be fast and work.  So far I've struggled to know how much to spend and who to go with to get this.  Any tips on people you use would be much appreciated.

Coordinator
Mar 5, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I'm hosting my own sites on Arvixe and I think one of their offers would fit your spec. I'm paying $35 a month. Other similar offers exist. See http://www.microsoft.com/web/hosting/home for a good tool that finds the hosting that best fits your criteria.