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I need to host a web app for a job application. The app is dependant on an Apache Module, meaning my regular webhost (Dreamhost) cannot support it. My private internet connection also isn't an alternative.

I was thinking about hosting it on a VPS somewhere. Suggestions for a VPS host that maybe has a trial period? Or other solutions?

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It might be worth having a look at amazon's free offering for EC2

http://aws.amazon.com/free/

If it is for a job application then being able to throw in the fact you are familiar with popular "cloud" platforms such as AWS never hurts.

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  • Thanks for that suggestion - I ended up setting up an EC2 server with Linux. Wasn't too hard to get running. I mainly used codelikezell.com/… as a guide. Let's see if the company likes the cloud buzz :-) – Grav Apr 6 '11 at 23:42
  • Cool, glad it worked. Useful guide as well – Nick Downton Apr 7 '11 at 8:31
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There are a number of VPS providers that can provide daily nodes, however having a virtual private server instead of shared hosting does have a number of benefits (such as an increase in control, reliability and performance) so you may wish to consider taking the small jump from shared hosting to your own private machine.

http://cloudism.net/product/dediserve/

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http://www.vps.net/forum/topic/1196-introducing-standalone-daily-nodes/

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