SliceHost are a commercial virtual machine provider.
I have used SliceHost for a number of projects and found them to be reliable and very easy to use.
- Flexible Terms
- No contracts, no setup fees.
- Upgrade, downgrade, add a slice or remove a slice anytime.
- Billing is monthly, cancel at anytime.
- Available Linux distributions
- Centos 5.5
- Centos 5.4
- Fedora 14
- Fedora 13
- Fedora 12
- Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)
- Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) LTS
- Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
- Ubuntu 8.04.2 (Hardy) LTS
- Debian 5.0 (Lenny)
- Gentoo 10.1
- Arch 2010.05
- Red Hat EL 5.4
- Red Hat EL 5.3
Allocating a new virtual machine is quick and easy and typically takes less than 30 seconds.
They offer a range of initial VM sizes from 256Mbytes to 15Gbytes and you can resize a machine whenever you need to from the web based control panel.
Changing the memory size of a live VM takes about 2 minutes to make a snapshot of the current system and then reboot it. The VM is offline for about 30 seconds during this process.
The flexibility of SliceHost make then ideal for hosting test and development machines, but they are reliable enough to host live systems.