What kind of video streaming,if it involves transcoding(encoding of source video to different formats to fit different connection speeds & resolutions like youtube) then it needs a fairly good processor.
Not much experience with linux but just a node server & mongo db shouldn't use too much processor,in fact I think you will be better off with getting a ssd vps instead of more ram but not sure, @Desmond David should know better about this.Videos streamed from Backblaze cloud storage with Swarmify Adaptive streaming . Only node server + mongo DB running on the VPS
It really depends on how much load you are expecting. But at higher loads, CPU+Memory will be more important than storage. For a dev or testing environments, it's okay to have low to moderate specs.
^^That is commercial level enterprise usage so big providers will obviously have an edge. However many use VPS for simple tasks like storage servers/plex servers/simple hosting/seedbox etc which don't require big providers' costlier(but better) offerings.
I think Scaleway is cheaper at EUR 2.99 per month, though the difference in pricing is slight, but the VPS is much more powerful with 2 vCPUs, 2 GB RAM and 20 GB storage.But AWS LightSail is also cheap for those who needs a unmanaged VPS hosting
Honestly, the point of a VPS is the flexibility to run it in any way you want. That is why they are bare machines (not bare-metal) with nothing more than a shell. Though you can get pre-built images for solutions if you want.AWS . google , azure don't have managed hosting with "CPanel hosting with auto SSL install , tuning , one click framework installs" etc.
I am also thinking to migrate from DO. It was good while it lasted. But their "tactic" to slowly move me to higher plan didn't seem ethical to me.Among other things:
- A Bitwarden server.
- Two telegram bots.
- A searx instance: *desmond-david.com/searx
- A Mariadb instance.
- Nginx web server (also acts as reverse proxy).
I'm on $10 per month for 1 CPU, 2 GB RAM.How much is linode costing you?
The experience is more or less the same. I used a referral code, so I got $100 credit for 60 days. So it's free for me for 2 months appx. Perhaps I can give you my referral code if you are looking to move.And how's the experience fares compared to DO?
All cloud VPS providers have server backup option these days and it's same for Linode.Does Linode have server backup, kinda like DO?
Remember the time when our TDF gang had that leaseweb server and one fine day it was completely wiped with no backup. The company also claimed it wasn't their fault and all data was lost. Those were the daysAll cloud VPS providers have server backup option these days and it's same for Linode.