BTW… if you only want to try out ERPNext you might look to a Google Cloud Platform account. It is easy to use and allows ‘most’ of the options you will be experimenting on. About the only thing I found you cannot do there is email because they lock down all of the ports. After all it is only supposed to be a development and testing environment.
Plus, you can get a free account for up to a year. That is where I started learning and experimenting with ERPNext a long time ago.
To @bkm post I like to add backup option and users creation. Vultr gives both options. Backup costs 20% of VPS which can be daily, every second day or weekly. Multiple users with different rights can be assigned at free pricing. Digital Ocean has weekly backup option and charges for additional users.
I am currently working a client that will have more than 500 concurrent users in erpnext. I know I am going to use dedicated server of the vps company. Can any recommend the spec of such dedicated server and best reliable vps to host.I currently use Google clouds ,and I have not experienced any disappointment so far but I am hesitant using them for this project because of the volume of traffic to the server
hi there, with this huge workload, you will need to think of more than which vps to use. It would be best if you sort of think it in an architectural way. it is not the same way you would cook for a family of 4 vs. a wedding dinner party of 500 concurrent people. You will need load balancers, multiple webservers, a reliable backend db and other jobs.
you could also use a beefy vps. not sure how it would respond or how reliable it would be.
ERPNext does not scale horizontally. You can get a huge server from online.net (this is what the folks at ERPNext hosting use). I actually recommend separating the whole thing into two. Use a cloud database service that scales easily to handle the database instead of having it on the VPS itself.
You wanna do it better, you start looking at load balancing
I recently used one from your list and found it to be very slow. It appears they have oversold their server space and the performance is well below minimum to run ERPNext. Even the login page times out and they were not very responsive to fixing it.
This was https://www.vpscheap.net/
I did not hyperlink it because I felt the service was not worth your time to look.
However, on the better side of things, I have found 2 additional services that seem to perform quite well. These are US based services:
Interserver is based in New Jersey and has server farms in NJ, NY, and LA. They own all of their own equipment and you are not getting third party sub-leased space on some other mass server company. You can get a 4gb 2CPU (KVM) VPS from them for $12/month and it comes with the ability to create and keep a complete image backup for free. I currently run several 10gb 5CPU core servers there for only $36/month each. Best stability I have found to date.
HostFlyte is a relatively new server company and they also own their own equipment. Lately I have found this to be important when trying to find reliable hosting. They post a different strategy of giving you lass memory but double the CPU cores for a low price. If you watch for their specials on https://lowendbox.com you can get some really good deals. My most recent server from them is on of the ‘special deals’ and it performs as well as my Interserver accounts. I think I prepaid for a 1 year contract for the server and it is 4gb with 2CPU cores for $39 for the whole year (but this was only available from the lowendbox website). The only thing it does not have is the free image backup. Backup services have to be worked out with the sales and support department there. Even their regular priced servers are quite nice. I have a 2gb 4CPU cores VPS that runs me $10/month but has really impressive processing power.
My favorite is Interserver because I have over a year of reliability track record with them.