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[20151126] Hosted NetBSD (and others) from Serveraptor
Quoting shamelessly from their homepage, ``Serveraptor lets you create VM and install Operating Systems which are hard to find in other providers' offers. You can choose from all active BSD systems, Minix and some niche distributions of GNU/Linux. ''

Packages range from Compsognathus and Deinonychus over Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus up to the Diplodocus, the latter of which comes with 8GB of RAM, 4 CPU cores and 80 GB disk storage. There should be something for everyone!

Check it out: www.serveraptor.com (no dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this blog post!)

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[20070218] Hosting: Xen and 'regular'
The question of NetBSD/Xen hosting came up again, and a list of 'regular' and Xen provieders was posted that I think may be of interest at some point. (mmm, abusing my blog as knowledge base - sorry! :-)

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[20061109] More NetBSD/Xen hosting: GPLhost.com and Panix.com
OK, another round of free advertizement, from the "companies hosting NetBSD/Xen" department: If you're in need of a hosted NetBSD/Xen domain (that's 'domain' as in Xen, not as in DNS), there are a bunch of solutions today, and the most recent ones I came across are the NetBSD/Xen hosting at GPLhost.com as well as Panix' V-Colo Virtual Colocated Servers.

Just for the record (and to hit the spot of this blog :-): Panix, who is one of the oldes ISPs in business ever, has a longstanding relationship with NetBSD: They use NetBSD for many of their services, and current and former Panix employees are active NetBSD developers.

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[20061011] More NetBSD/xen vhosting in Germany: x|encon (Updated)
x|encon is a hosting provider located in Hannover, Germany. Besides offering Linux vServer based hosting, they also offer Xen hosting, and their x|bsd prominently mentions NetBSD as the base for their products. They offer two different configurations with 20/40GB harddisk and 325/650MB RAM for a monthly fee for 29/49EUR and no setup fees. The contract includes flat billing of network traffic, dynamically allocated swap space (probably swap file instead of a dedicated swap partition), a public IP address and of course full root access.

(And no, I'm not sponsored by them; Rainer Brinkmöller pointed me at them)

Update: The x|encon Support Team told me that what they offer is a plain blockdevice which can be setup wit a NetBSD XEN3_DOMU_INSTALL kernel then to everyones' likes.

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[20060419] Xen Virtual Private Server Hosting
Here's yet another Xen hosting provider, Xtrahost.net from the UK, lists NetBSD on the "Distros Available Soon" list... (Distro? What distro?!?)

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[20060217] Hosted Xen machines
There are many ISPs out there that offer hosting for machines that you bring in on your own or that they buy for you. Many offer various versions of Linux or even (*whiver*) Windows, but the choice's a bit limited if it comes to hosted BSD. Before Xen, there was no way to run many *BSD instances on a single machine (hardware), but this is changing now, and ISPs are popping up that offer hosted Xen domains.

One such hoster is the german ISP "xen.hosts" which offers a variety of pre-defined configurations, and who also offers BSD as preinstalled system. Given NetBSD's maturity on Xen, I guess it can be assumed that BSD includes NetBSD in that regard.

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