At the beginning of February I decided to move off my shared hosting and put all my projects to a small VPS. My old hosting provider, HostMonster, has been good to me, but my needs have grown beyond a simple shared plan. The new server is with BuildYourVPS, a TOCICI subsidiary. It is a new and no frills company. There is little documentation and no control panel. On the other hand the support staff is quick to respond, friendly and efficient. With my favorite Debian-based distro, Ubuntu, I feel right at home so the lack of docs doesn’t bother me. The performance has been more than satisfactory and their prices are very decent.
The goal of this move has been to level out the performance of this blog and Disc ID DB and to allow more room for expansion. As I keep expanding capabilities of Disc ID DB, Server robustness will become more and more important, so this is a good long term move.