I suspect half of a Broadwell core, i.e., one hyperthread, has similar compute speed (assuming the other hyperthread is also in use) as a single ARM core on the 4B. For this reason and the fact that you only get 1GB of RAM, the VPS you mention has about 1/4 the capacity of a Pi 4B and appears to be priced accordingly.demonmaestro wrote: ↑Wed May 13, 2020 5:32 amRemotely reboot or making backups I agree wouldn't make for abuse. I was talking about instant activation.
https://aliendata.com is my VPS company. we provide shared and dedicated cores starting at $1.50.
I agree that it does need an interface to better work with them.
Takes time to design a system that will work.
We will do whatever we have to to make things work for you though.
My only point of concern is the 10GB storage of the VPS is likely more reliable than an SD card and easier to provision. Both these difficulties could be remedied (likely with an overall cost savings) by switching to network boot and devising a way to remotely reset the Pi so that it reboots into whatever image is currently ready for it on the file server.