The Planet Announces Cloud Hosting

The Planet just jumped in to the cloud computing announcing the launch of Server Cloud Hosting.

Cloud computing gives you more reliability, computing power with the advantage of seamless scalability in terms of resources but at the same time its pretty expensive, in my opinion.

The minimum package starts from $49 with just 60GB space and 512MB ram with 1TB bandwith (transfer). The bigger packages cost $99 and $179. All prices are per month in USD. One thing that amazes is why there is just 60GB in the core packages?

I wonder if a XEN from LINODE.COM is better then this cloud offer? LINODE has been very very stable with almost no downtime or issues. XEN512 from LINODE costs $20 per month.

Since The Planet is new, I cannot comment on their reliability but The Planet is one of the best data centers in the US so I expect it to be nothing but the BEST.

Got my first Linode today

Today at around 02am, I signed up for my very own LINODE. I have been with many different cheap providers but one way or the other, LINODE impressed me a lot.

My client, at work, also signed up for LINODE at my recommendation a little while ago. Linode uses 1GB pipe networking port on a XEN VPS that gives you blazzing fast speed as if its on your local machine. I choose London data center for my VPS.

PHP Depreciated errors on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

If you have installed LAMP (Apache, MySQL and PHP on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) then running this on SSH

php -v

would be giving you certain PHP Depreciated warning like these

root@sea:~# php -v
PHP Deprecated:  Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/idn.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0
PHP Deprecated:  Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/imagick.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0
PHP Deprecated:  Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/imap.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0
PHP Deprecated:  Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/mcrypt.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0
PHP 5.3.2-1ubuntu4 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Apr  9 2010 08:23:39)
Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies

Its a noted bug with Ubuntu and changes may be pushed soon but to fix this just edit each of these files and replace comments starting with ‘#‘ to ‘;‘.

Set mysql’s root password on fresh copy from SolusVM OS template

On SolusVM, your host may provide you with OS templates such as “Ubuntu 10.04 LTS LAMP” and you click-install it to your VPS. Now how do you change its mysql’s root password? simple, run these two commands on SSH after doing

mysql
UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('MyNewPass') WHERE User='root';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;