I have researched a little and I found those VPS hosting sites were recommended quite often (after digging through a load of crap search results):
linode.com (15% discount, if paid for 24 months)
slicehost.com (now part of rackspace, seems pricey)
bytemark.co.uk (someone mentioned discounts for oss projects)
uberspace.de is also looking nice
anyone want to email them real quick and see if we can get compareable offers from them?
It would be really great to see some price comparisons. If no one wants to do it, I can look them up. :P
Using my own VPS for now for Diaspora-Project.org, MediaWiki is set up at wiki.diaspora-project.org, I'll be moving over our GitHub wiki stuff to it.
Also, feel free to register on the project site by going to diaspora-project.org/user/login. You can't do a whole lot yet, but the main functionality (pages, content types, fields, Views, panels, user pages, the planet, etc) are all there.
Majority of the wiki has been moved over, just need to get the Podmin Resources going, and do one last one-over to see whatever changes I may have missed. Also, need to do the integration plugin still.
Go check out the madness at: http://wiki.diaspora-project.org/wiki/Main_Page
btw. I was just looking through the phpMyAdmin wiki and I really like the way they are doing the FAQ. So maybe we could 'get inspired' by that for our wiki ;)
Sean, it looks like a bunch of the wiki articles need reformatting? I'm somewhat familiar with MediaWiki formatting, I might be able to cobble together a regex to fix it.
Yeah, I'm working on re-formatting a few of them here and there. I plan on doing them once I get all of the Podmin/Installation Guides moved over and converted. Any help would, of course, be lovely. :)
Hey there. Didn't notice that you compared hosting. I use OVH in France, the service is REALLY good, and it is cheap.
Look at http://www.ovh.co.uk/ and, moreover, their "low cost" solutions : http://www.kimsufi.com/fr/ (only in french, but easy to understand, if you don't get something, just ask me.)
By the way, my reason to post here was that we (Mozilla) are developing an extension for mediawiki to add persona support. You can find an alpha version there : https://svn.strasweb.fr/listing.php?repname=Pierre+Rudloff&path=%2Fmediawiki%2FMozillaPersona%2F
Also dead cheap no-thrills but always working is http://alvotech.de - mad cheap, host my pod and a few sites there.