On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Nikhil Marathe <nsm.nikhil(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Is there any good provider of a shell account/VPS in
india which will
allow me to run a SOCKS proxy using SSH? It will be purely for
That way I can pay within India.
I have been using VPS supplied by http://www.vpslink.com
. Their support
is excellent. They support a wide variety of GNU/Linux distributions. Also
you can choose either OpenVZ or Xen. The cost is a little high, but
acceptable for commercial ventures. As a very cheap alternative, you can
. But I have not tried it myself yet. There are
many other service providers too. Searching Linux Vps on Google will help.
For non-critical usage, going for a cheap setup on a trial basis, for a
couple of months is the best approach. For any serious use, check the
credibility of the service provider first. Those with computing infrastructure
stationed at good data centers should be opted here. Also timely support
is very important. Check various Internet forums on feedbacks from their
For these transactions, credit card _is_ required. As one poster has
suggested already, it is better to use a credit card of a friend and pay
back in cash. Also remember that sometimes credit card is auto
debited for renewal of the service, unless you terminate the service
explicitly by giving termination instructions in time.