For the last few days, linuxized.com has been enjoying its new home, a linode.com VPS. Running Gentoo. Of-course
A 24/7 remote box had been on my wish-list for some time and my shared-hosting 1-year contract was ending, when I discovered linode.com.
They give you a VPS and let you do anything you want with it. They also provide you with a control panel that lets you tweak pretty much everything.
So I bought the cheapest one (360), created some partitions and booted it using a bootable image they provide (something similar to systemrescuecd).
I then downloaded the latest stage3, configured the base system and booted it using a kernel provided by linode.
Instead of compiling anything on the VPS, I decided to use binary packages to speed things up.
I have a bunch of chroots on my home box, one of them being stable-x-less. I cloned it, adjusted the use flags a bit and rsync’d all the binpackages to the VPS.
Now everything works great and I have a bunch of services running (http,email,znc,nagios,etc)
Linode++ for the excellent service they provide