New hosting for my blog

After one of my LUG colleagues mentioning about the BigV service from Bytemark I just had to try it. So today I prized open the wallet and set myself up an account.

For £10+VAT per month you get a VM, it comes with 25gb HD space, 1GiB RAM, 1CPU (2.2ghz AMD it seems)  and 200gb bandwidth per month. All seems pretty reasonable. Their software is a breeze to use, and being command line driven its my kind of thing. The underlying tech is KVM/QEMU, and I’m guessing some kind of openstack(y) type goodness, as you can spin up a VM from their selection of images or connect your own ISO.

10 mins or so later and I have my very own install with a public IP. Awesomeness.

Now to figure out what to do with it…

Migrate my blog over of course, and so here we are.

I ran through a few steps to secure the host (IPtables etc) and also updated the system, noticed that the fastestmirror was Bytemark – no surprises there.

Seems pretty good so far, we’ll see how it goes.

If you are interested in setting up your own account: