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Image of Emails leaving a screen. Blog of Amar Vyas, May 2020

One of the most popular question in web hosting forums, Facebook groups, or Quora is, “Which Email Provider Should I Use?” You will also find lists published by many tech blogs on this topic. Many of them update the lists regularly, or republish their lists as new posts that are titled,

“Which are the Top Email Hosts for 2019”
“Which are the Top Email service providers for 2020” .. and so on.

In this post, I will list the email service providers I have used in the past. Also included are other services or sites that have mostly positive reviews. You will also find a list of references or resources at the end of this post.

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Screenshot from Virtualizer showing VPS from Nexaracks- blog post by Amar Vyas

Benchmark: Nexaracks VPS-India

Earlier this week, Someshzade from Nexaracks reached out to me with information that they were launching a VPS offer in India. I had earlier tested their VPS from Leapswitch, Mumbai location, and was more than happy to rest out this new test piece.
Update: You can find the plans and the pricing here.

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Image of Trees and Dust Storm- Blog of Amar Vyas

May 14, 2020: Most issues resolved. I am leaving this post below as a reminder to myself about what could go wrong.

For the past few days, updating this site caused a lot of issues. Long story short, I goof’d up.

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Screenshot of homepage of Nexaracks Web Hosting. Blog of Amar Vyas, May 2020

Nexaracks VPS: Benchmarks

Last week, user Someshzade from Reform Hosting reached out at LowEndSpirit. He wanted to know if I would be interested in running Benchmarks and testing out their new VPS. My reply was, hell yes! Withing a few minutes, he sent another message with the VPS details.

Default operating system the VPS came with was CentOs, which was not to my liking. In Virtualizor Panel, the options available were : Ubuntu 16,04, CentOS, and Windows . I opted for Ubuntu, even though my personal preference is Debian if available. Anyways, were are not here to discuss the merits or lack of) Linux distributions.

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Re-Test: OVZ by Hostslick


I had posted the benchmark results from Hostslick OVZ earlier. Over the past few months, there were some issues with the node – essentially a problem with Virtualizor VPS Control Panel, to be fair not entirely the provider’s fault.

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Optimole Image Optimizer and CDN

Introduction: Optimole

I tried using Optimole Image Optimizer and wordpress plugin on a trial basis. I learnt about this plugin and tool when I was researching for Image compression and optimization programs. At present I am trying out the free version, which allows for upto 5,000 visitors per month.

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Option of selecting CDN "Push" or storage and CDN- Pushr CDN. Screenshot by Amar Vyas

Using PUSHRCDN Content Delivery Network

During a recent discussion on LET, Viktor from PUSHRCDN offered a free 1 month trial of their CDN (Content Delivery Network) service. I decided to sign up and give it a try for Underworld Startup.

In this post I will talk about the process of creating an account, setting up the CDN for “Push” plan. I will set up the storage option separately and update this post.

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Underworld Startup Blog: Control Panel for Avoro- KVM based VPS

Introduction: Avoro’s AMD Epyc Processor based KVM

Avoro recently posted their AMD EPYC special offer on LET. This was the same offer they had posted during the
“Palindrome Day” deals thread

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Creating a VPS using Hyper-V - Datawest, Australia. Screenshot by Amar Vyas

Introduction: KVM Plan by Datawest

Over at LET and LES, came the post about the ‘deal’ by Datawest- a provider from Australia. At 3.3 Aussie Dollars (INR 150) a month, a 1 CPU Core/ 6 GB SSD/ 1 GM RAM/ 1 TB BW KVM was tempting enough to try – at worst, for a month. Thus began my journey of struggles, frustrations, and finally some success with this VPS.

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Nexusbytes gave my VPS Ryzen+NVMe Upgrade

Screenshot of on Nexusbytes VPS- 12Jan 2020 on Nexusbytes VPS

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