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Ask Slashdot: Service-Heavy FOSS Hosting? 75

An anonymous reader writes "For many of us our hosting providers are a way to hone our skills as well as run a business. Which provider out there gives the best bang for the buck for a FOSS developer? Virtually everybody provides Perl, PHP, Ruby, MySQL / MariaDB etc. but where can one get easy and cheap access to a stuff like NodeJS and Big Data? Companies such as Pair Networks are great but not quite on the mark with any of their service offerings for somebody looking to test out real world scenarios with these technologies from a hosted stance. Obviously hosting from home is always an option but that has the penalty of administration, backup, DR planning, bigger security footprint etc. and for those of us whose time is balanced between making money and friends / family time that's not very appealing."
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Ask Slashdot: Service-Heavy FOSS Hosting?

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  • Here goes ... (Score:4, Informative)

    by tgd ( 2822 ) on Saturday April 20, 2013 @02:12PM (#43504865)

    Going to be flamed for it, but Windows Azure is probably your best bet. Supports all of that, and a ton more, and is cheap.

    You can do it all with AWS, too, but in my experience Azure tends to take less time to manage, and leave more time for developing. YMMV.

  • LowEndBox.com (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 20, 2013 @03:09PM (#43505231)

    LowEndBox.com has some great deals on virtualized servers. Last month, I got a VPS with 1 GB of RAM for $2/month, 6 months pre-paid.

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