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MountSpot – $6.59 512MB OpenVZ VPS in India

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 5, 2011 @ 1:21 pm, by LowEndAdmin
Updated December 2011 — Dev has been selling/sold MountSpot.com on Flippa and IP address stopped resolving on 1 December 2011.

MountSpot We rarely have any low end VPS from an Asian provider, but here is one — MountSpot. Incorporated in Hong Kong and have servers with CtrlS/Tier IV data center in India. They are also giving LowEndBox readers some special discount. Use promo code Lowendbox to get 70% off recurring discount. Their “Explorer Virtual Server” plan would be $6.59/month after the discount, which has

  • 512MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • 2x IP addresses
  • OpenVZ

Direct sign up link. Very nice looking website, except it’s… PINK. Domain registered in May 2011 and running a pair of NS on the same hardware. No SSL on the ordering pages. Useless ToS which only covers domain registration. They do claim to have 7/24 telephone support on their contact page, yet on the very same page they show telephone support is only available for around 11 hours a day. They also have a server status page, except it shows “No Servers are currently being monitored”.

I think for those who are looking for a low end VPS near south Asia, it’s probably worth a try as there does not seem to be many alternatives. However I think it’s still quite new as a company and still has quite a few things to iron out.

153 Comments

  1. joe:

    Discount code doesn’t look like it’s working. It still says $21.95 a month.

    Also, when I try to register on low end talk, I get an error that my “last ip address” is 10 characters too long…. probably because I’m coming from an IPv6 address.

    August 5, 2011 @ 1:51 pm | Reply
    • IPv6 issue has been fixed. I guess a lot of software is just not IPv6 ready yet…

      August 6, 2011 @ 9:34 am | Reply
      • That’s is correct. We will recommend anyone to use IPv4 because of their several benefits.

        August 6, 2011 @ 9:41 am | Reply
  2. Use the direct link, the discount worked for me when I did that.

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
    • blacky:

      Direct sign up link returns $21.95 monthly price.

      August 6, 2011 @ 8:09 am | Reply
  3. Tom:

    I never had hosting in India (for obvious no need reason), but from prices I seen this is really a too good to be true for such location. Well I’m sure there will be a lot of takers on this, so feel free to report the results.

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
  4. Ville:

    WOW 250gb bandwidth and 2 ips and in india… sounds to good to be true ;(

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
  5. jeewan:

    prices are very low for indian DC. ordered one waiting for the welcome mail.

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
    • Ville:

      Can you test i/o and speed for us. As myself and others are probably ‘cautious’.

      August 5, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
  6. jeewan:

    still waiting..

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
  7. Do they have native ipv6?

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  8. jeewan:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 17.3507 seconds, 61.9 MB/s
    05:01:53 (1.79 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    August 5, 2011 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
  9. Tom:

    Are you sure there services are in India? Datacenter prices http://www.ctrls.in/buyonline/us/linux-vps.php 512mb ram 100gb bw – 65$. Colocation – 8 U Server Unit Space 300 GB Data Transfer Price $ 490/Mo.

    I really can’t see how this offer can even be backed up SOLELY by 250GB Bw, when for 490$ you get 300GB Bw for 8 racks.

    August 5, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
    • jeewan:

      yes, server located in ctrls DC. but the above download test is from cachefly and i got only 1.79 so this is not 100mbps.

      so far server is good and fast having 2 cpu core @ 3ghz

      August 5, 2011 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        IMO ~20Mbps is excellent in that region.

        August 5, 2011 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Well, there is something new in India called “Hostgator” (VPS starting US$ 20) then some competitors probably are adjusting their prices.

      August 5, 2011 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
  10. Keith:

    There’s another link for their datacenter.

    http://www.mountspot.com/datacenters.html

    August 5, 2011 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
  11. Thanks everyone for their wonderful comments. We are real premium web hosting provider in India. The high amount of bandwidth we are offering presently is promotional and would run till a limited time. The idea behind this is to promote Indian web hosting. We match each and every criteria for the demands of clients all over the world and in addition to it, our VPS are even managed.

    August 5, 2011 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Please do you activate new VPS during the weekends?

      August 6, 2011 @ 3:25 am | Reply
      • Yes, we do.

        August 6, 2011 @ 3:33 am | Reply
        • Francisco:

          Well, I didn’t expect immediate activation as I ordered and paid the VPS around 1:30am (India) / 4:30am (Hong Kong) local time but I’m waiting 8+ hours now.

          August 6, 2011 @ 3:38 am | Reply
        • Keith:

          Mine’s just been activated after 20 hours.

          August 6, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          @Keith

          Mine was activated after 19 hours (~1h ago)

          Ordered: Yesterday 19:30 UTC
          Activated: Today 14:30 UTC

          Considering they are headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, standard time zone: UTC +5:30 hours, the VPS was activated Saturday, 20:00h India local time.

          August 6, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
  12. Satvik:

    Test Ip please …

    August 5, 2011 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Just use there site ip

      182.18.185.204

      August 5, 2011 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
  13. Daniel:

    Sadly i cannot signup :( as i have no paypal

    August 5, 2011 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
    • You can test 182.18.185.204 or try 182.18.143.40/test.rpm for download test.

      August 6, 2011 @ 3:15 am | Reply
      • and what about ipv6 (native)?

        August 6, 2011 @ 7:13 am | Reply
        • Yes, we do provide them.

          August 6, 2011 @ 8:22 am | Reply
        • can you give a test ipv6 address? Native ofcourse, not tunneled..
          And is it free-of-charge to get 1 (or more) native ipv6 addresses?

          August 6, 2011 @ 8:33 am | Reply
        • rm:

          Has anyone got IPv6 with their account and verified it actually works OK?

          @Mountspot.com
          can you consider plans smaller and cheaper than 512MB, e.g. 128 or 256 MB.

          I would be interested in one for a network measurement point.

          August 8, 2011 @ 9:56 am | Reply
        • @rm: We can provide but you won’t be eligible for 70% promotion then. You can submit a support ticket or live chat for your custom VPS.

          August 8, 2011 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
      • Are you providing Native iPv6 or tunneled iPv6?

        August 6, 2011 @ 11:01 am | Reply
    • We can accept Bank Transfer or MoneyBookers as well. If you have any suggestion, let me know through our support system.

      August 6, 2011 @ 3:19 am | Reply
      • jeewan:

        how long will you run this promo.

        August 6, 2011 @ 8:24 am | Reply
  14. Given that they are not incorporated in India (with obvious tax implications) and the fact that their offerings are in USD, I would recommend a bit of caution.

    August 6, 2011 @ 4:20 am | Reply
    • Yes, the fact we are not incorporated in India is just to serve worldwide. We choose USD as our primary currency because its more preferable.

      August 6, 2011 @ 8:21 am | Reply
  15. blacky:

    What OS templates do you offer: 32 bit, 64 bit or both?

    August 6, 2011 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
    • For VPS, we are presently offering CentOS 32 BIT & 64 BIT as well, ubuntu, Optimized CentOS, debian.

      August 6, 2011 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
  16. Francisco:
    
    
    Memory: 512 MB 
    Burst: 512 MB 
    Disk Space: 10 GB 
    Bandwidth: 250 GB 
    
    in2:~# cat /proc/version
    Linux version 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5.028stab091.1 (root@rhel5-build-x64) (gcc version 4.1.220080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)) #1 SMP Wed Jun 1 13:20:25 MSD 2011
    
    in2:~# uname -m
    i686
    
    2 cores:
    
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 23
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E3110  @ 3.00GHz
    stepping        : 10
    cpu MHz         : 2992.504
    cache size      : 6144 KB
    
    in2:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.7596 s, 91.3 MB/s
    
    in2:~# time sync
    
    real    0m1.168s
    user    0m0.001s
    sys     0m0.001s
    
    in2:~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-08-07 04:46:06--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 2.95M/s   in 42s
    
    in2:~# traceroute cachefly.cachefly.net
    traceroute to cachefly.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  static-182-18-143-43.ctrls.in (182.18.143.43)  0.036 ms  0.017 ms  0.016 ms
     2  static-202-65-156-254.ctrls.in (202.65.156.254)  0.291 ms  0.344 ms  0.382 ms
     3  static-202-65-152-17.pol.net.in (202.65.152.17)  2.177 ms  2.812 ms  1.523 ms
     4  static-202-65-152-25.pol.net.in (202.65.152.25)  1.128 ms  1.067 ms  1.126 ms
     5  10.45.40.2 (10.45.40.2)  1.398 ms  1.051 ms  1.041 ms
     6  125.21.55.113 (125.21.55.113)  1.963 ms  1.275 ms  1.442 ms
     7  202.56.223.138 (202.56.223.138)  158.252 ms  158.006 ms  158.073 ms
     8  vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175)  177.986 ms  178.008 ms  178.304 ms
    
    August 6, 2011 @ 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Latency (HTTP)

      To Singapore 57 ms
      To Bangkok 88 ms
      To Hong Kong 95 ms
      To Nagano 124 ms

      From Singapore 57 ms
      From Bangkok 88 ms
      From Hong Kong 93 ms
      From Nagano 143 ms

      August 6, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      PS: The Debian VPS comes configured to use Google resolvers 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4. Changing to local nameservers the results were:

      in2:~#  wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-08-07 02:02:11--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 204.93.150.150
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|204.93.150.150|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null'
      
      100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 2.03M/s   in 50s
      
      2011-08-07 02:03:02 (1.98 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
      in2:~# tracert cachefly.cachefly.net
      traceroute to cachefly.cachefly.net (204.93.150.150), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
       1  static-182-18-143-43.ctrls.in (182.18.143.43)  0.038 ms  0.015 ms  0.013 ms
       2  static-202-65-156-254.ctrls.in (202.65.156.254)  0.335 ms  0.340 ms  0.342 ms
       3  static-202-65-152-17.pol.net.in (202.65.152.17)  9.389 ms  9.750 ms  10.099 ms
       4  static-202-65-152-25.pol.net.in (202.65.152.25)  0.645 ms  0.670 ms  0.741 ms
       5  121.241.54.229.static-Hyderabad.vsnl.net.in (121.241.54.229)  1.602 ms  1.628 ms  1.619 ms
       6  * * *
       7  ix-4-2.tcore1.CXR-Chennai.as6453.net (180.87.36.9)  12.209 ms  12.276 ms  12.257 ms
       8  if-5-2.tcore1.SVW-Singapore.as6453.net (180.87.12.53)  118.649 ms  118.643 ms  118.629 ms
       9  if-6-2.tcore2.TV2-Tokyo.as6453.net (180.87.12.110)  124.075 ms  124.066 ms  124.051 ms
      10  if-2-2.tcore1.TV2-Tokyo.as6453.net (180.87.180.1)  123.742 ms  123.722 ms  123.823 ms
      11  storw-23-giga3-2.gw.odn.ad.jp (210.142.160.45)  126.569 ms  126.674 ms  126.794 ms
      12  143.90.163.69 (143.90.163.69)  126.448 ms  126.326 ms  126.392 ms
      13  STOrk-07-giga0-0.gw.odn.ad.jp (210.142.163.30)  124.977 ms  124.989 ms *
      14  STOrw-12T2-1.nw.odn.ad.jp (143.90.192.134)  126.460 ms  126.481 ms  126.992 ms
      15  26.143090232.odn.ne.jp (143.90.232.26)  125.176 ms  127.781 ms  127.775 ms
      16  br402-csw404.tyo.equinix.com (202.177.203.53)  125.425 ms  125.376 ms  135.100 ms
      17  csw1-vl361.tyo.equinix.com (203.190.238.110)  119.498 ms  119.719 ms  119.447 ms
      18  202.167.242.190 (202.167.242.190)  226.832 ms  226.975 ms  226.714 ms
      19  unknown.tko.scnet.net (205.234.160.178)  231.565 ms  231.592 ms  231.641 ms
      20  vip1.AP-anycast1.cachefly.net (204.93.150.150)  235.779 ms  226.060 ms  229.424 ms
      
      August 6, 2011 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  17. I got “PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller’s website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem.” when trying to purchase via paypal. What’s wrong?

    August 6, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  18. Keith:

    Is anybody using ssh with a non-standard port?
    I always get connection timed out although SSH does work with port 443.

    August 6, 2011 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      SSH working fine with a non-standard port.

      August 6, 2011 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
      • Keith:

        Thanks, time to start again with an OS reinstall.

        August 6, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
  19. Kro:

    OpenVPN & PPTPD supported?

    (Tun/Tap + ppp – mppe modules)

    August 6, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
    • Spo0lsh:

      tun_create: No such file or directory
      But maybe Moutspot can activate it.

      August 7, 2011 @ 10:43 am | Reply
    • kro:

      Yes they enabled TUN/TAP very quickly, they also confirmed they offer PPTPD support.
      I’ve just had to create a ticket for the tech team to get it sorted – will report once sorted.
      Great customer support service thus far.

      Before i head off:
      ~]# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      –2011-08-08 00:24:22– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 205.234.175.175
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null’

      100%[==============================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 781K/s in 2m 38s

      2011-08-08 00:27:00 (650 KB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 12.9265 seconds, 83.1 MB/s

      August 7, 2011 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        From 10:00am to 10:52am UTC the CtrlS network showed huge packet loss and increased latency. If you ran the wget test during that period the network issues explain the low throughput.

        BTW the node’s clock must be adjusted by MountSpot as its date/time is wrong.

        August 7, 2011 @ 12:38 pm | Reply
        • kro:

          I installed ntp ~ time might be an issue caused by myself :)

          August 7, 2011 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          Hardly. On OpenVZ time inside VE is not virtualized and all VEs use the same clocksource taken from HN. Sure there are special permissions you could be allowed to change the node’s date/time but I guess is not the case.

          August 7, 2011 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
      • kro:

        PPTPD is working ^_^. Network is still sitting around 600-900kb/s on cachefly 10MB test

        August 7, 2011 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
  20. Tom:

    Another good sign to the provider as they seem to be advertising http://screensnapr.com/v/88khBG.png ;)

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:59 am | Reply
  21. Thanks Tom for your comments. I hope you like the line we stated in that Ad.

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:19 am | Reply
  22. Francisco:

    It seems the CtrlS international link is not that stable. I hope inside India the network is ok.

    From Japan:

    http://i55.tinypic.com/m9caat.jpg

    August 7, 2011 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  23. Glass:

    Interesting to see an offer from India, I know CtrlS is a great data center. Hoping mountspot is able to continue this setup in the long term – I would be happy to pick this one up once my current tenure with other providers is complete.

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  24. In fact the connectivity between China and ctrls.in is not that good, it will go through NTT(JP) or singtel with China Unicom, and go to lax with China Telecom, just worse than a pure Japan or Singapore VPS.
    But those two locations are much more expensive than this offer, and just as the author say “there does not seem to be many alternatives”.

    August 8, 2011 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
    • We are trying to enhance our network. In the upcoming future, we are gonna be at a very robust network. Presently, we are trying to attract as many customers as possible to India based hosting since we are confident about giving them their desired platform which they expect from elsewhere. We hope the time won’t be far away when Indian-based VPS are used normally like its with other top IT nations.

      August 8, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  25. Florian Strankowski:

    I’ve ordered today but didnt receive any VPS :(

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:39 pm | Reply
    • Florian Strankowski:

      Strange things happen:

      1st – Email arrived in my Spamfolger
      2nd –

      ####

      Hello Florian Strankowski (Core Security),

      Kindly let us know what purpose is for your VPS.
      We need to know this before we setup your VPS.

      So kindly follow up immediately.

      Highest Regards,
      Dev S.M
      Mountspot Ltd.

      ####

      August 8, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
      • Yes, we need to know the purpose of VPS in case anyone uses it for malicious purpose.

        August 9, 2011 @ 1:27 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          That’s strange. To justify already paid VPS usage before even get it?

          Some might write you short and simple reason: “curisity”.
          Or: “it’s none of your business as long as I use it regarding TOS”.
          Or: “I don’t know yet.”
          etc..

          Does this “curisity” seems like a good reason to spend few dollars? Does this makes you happy enough to create damn already paid vps?

          Well some peple from LEB actually do this. Even more… some people here “collect” interresting vpses without doing anything with them most of the time. What do you expect from those to reply you?
          Don’t you have TOS with which every person agree before sign up? If yes… your pre-justification of potentially legit users which agree with TOS and pay for service isn’t anything else than nuisance.

          Unless you WARN THEM UPFRONT through ordering system or TOS that after payment they will get through little interrogation and then you will decide if they deserve your vps or not.

          Mountspot.com you don’t give away FREE service wich would require justification. You give away paid service with term of service which every your customer agree with.

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:55 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          edit: “curiosity” (damn typos)

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:56 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Mountspot.com:

          Kindly let us know what purpose is for your VPS.
          We need to know this before we setup your VPS.

          So kindly follow up immediately.

          Yes, we need to know the purpose of VPS in case anyone uses it for malicious purpose.

          They did this already. You have TOS, don’t you? They agreeded to use it regarding your terms of service. Which part of them… that’s none of your business as long they don’t break it. People’s legit projects regarding TOS aren’t your concerns.

          August 9, 2011 @ 2:04 am | Reply
        • Joe Merit:

          That is pretty ridiculous for what Spirit explained. Also, do you really think someone is going to tell you beforehand if they are going to use the VPS for malicious purposes? Especially after they have paid?

          August 9, 2011 @ 2:14 am | Reply
        • Jason Walsh:

          You guys raise a very good point.

          I think its more due to how ‘new’ they are ~ prolly a little afraid of the baddies.
          But as exampled, its not the right approach. Perhaps more random box monitoring ? <- Not sure whats possible @ the Node end of things.

          August 9, 2011 @ 2:23 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          They are in full right to accept or deny people from their servers if they suspect abuse.

          @mountspot
          You should enforce your policy and not bend for public opinion.

          August 9, 2011 @ 5:22 am | Reply
        • Providers have the full rights — true. However I doubt the method is effective. Who would reply “Oh yeah my intent is malicious. Bwahahaha!!!” ????

          August 9, 2011 @ 5:58 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          @LEA
          I do not say it will prevent abuse but it can be good measurement to get know your customer, as it can give the host a quick overview on the intended use of the VPS and can take actions accordingly.

          E.g if customer answers: Minecraft, allows us to put them on a dedicated game node.

          Quickweb asks customers “Intended use of VPS?” and provides a drop down list with options.

          One of the answers: IRC Server (not allowed!)

          MountSpot could select to provide same method, make it a part of the order page and refund customers who do not want to co-operate.

          Not bullet proof but every host should be in their right reject suspect customers, just like at the local club. :)

          August 9, 2011 @ 7:04 am | Reply
        • Florian Strankowski:

          Ok, i’ve told them that i’m gonna use the Server for Trafficshaping of my Servers in Germany to a location at China Telecom – ok so far.

          Afterwards i was told to pay another 6,99 $, because i ordered 6 IPs which have been billed with 70 % discount too.

          Seriously, i’ve already paid and have a pain in my *** before i even started to use my VPS. Because i’ve already had a LOT of bad experiences with providers listed here (not LEBs fault but due to the fact its low-end-providers), i’ve requested a full chargeback from MountSpot.

          ### QUOTE ###

          Hello,

          We are sorry for the inconvenience but you were given 70% discount on the IPs
          as well which was actually not a part of it.

          So i request you to send $6.99 ($2 you already paid. Real price $8.99)
          Send the payment to PayPal: payments@mountspot.com

          ######

          Florian

          August 9, 2011 @ 8:04 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Adam there are TERM OF SERVICES which do this, not further interrogation after you already pay for VPS. When I sign up with some host I needed to accept their TOS which tell me what I am allowed and what not.
          Of course TOS can be broken, but that’s same as reply on their interrogation.

          Kindly let us know what purpose is for your VPS.
          We need to know this before we setup your VPS.

          There’s only one logic answer on this. And I answered it with agreeing with your TOS. On sign up I agreed that I will use it regaring your TOS/AUP. Can I go back to work now?

          August 9, 2011 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
  26. We have to know the purpose of the VPS in order to prevent malicious usage. Even though, we do allow many of the uses which other hosts do not but we still can’t be too open minded to allow anyone with anything. With @spirit: Its just a process of business. If our customers won’t be open with us, i don’t think a standard business relation can be maintained. You should instead respect our intentions as we do with yours.

    August 9, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply
    • Florian Strankowski:

      I’ve received my VPS now:

      1. No Up2Date OS Images available:
      – Centos 5 (5.5 and 6 is out already)
      – Debian 5 (6 is out already)

      2. Cant chance SSH port
      3. All ports over 50000 wont work

      4. Question: Why you run your Nodes with just 4 GB Ram ? (See Screenshot)
      http://i54.tinypic.com/n1vzpz.jpg

      Too many problems for me atleast.

      August 9, 2011 @ 11:43 am | Reply
      • We are using stable OS releases. Will update when needed. As per the RAM, its being upgraded to higher RAM. Since the server has two slots and ram can be 2+2 or 4+4 so we are presently on 2+2, within few hours, it will be 4+4.

        August 9, 2011 @ 11:47 am | Reply
        • I’d like you to provide Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as it’s the latest LTS edition of Ubuntu Server.
          The version you provide now is 11.04 and not thought as so stable I guess.

          August 9, 2011 @ 11:51 am | Reply
        • kro:

          Hope you guys are doing something about the 0.5-2MB/s and not just that ram!

          August 9, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply
        • my test result:

          # wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          --2011-08-10 00:05:50--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
          Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
          Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
          Saving to: `100mb.test'
          
          100%[==============================================================>] 104,857,600 1.82M/s   in 69s     
          
          2011-08-10 00:07:00 (1.45 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
          
          August 9, 2011 @ 11:55 am | Reply
        • Florian Strankowski:

          As per answer from support to inform everyone in here :

          Sir i see no need for ports > 50000. These have to be blocked by datacenter for security. For the images, as per your request we are creating new Debian template.

          There seems to be no such reason which we state as a fault or flaw in our service.

          Seriously, I’ve ordered an unmanaged VPS and someone tells me what ports i am allowed to use ? Issued a refund – nothing for me.

          August 9, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Yeah, that’s always annoying when amateur hosts know more than you what you need and what don’t need. They should go back to shared hosting service…

          August 9, 2011 @ 12:31 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      But you have a TOS, don’t you? All needed answers you get when user AGREE with TOS. Of course bad things an happen after but your interrogation of coustomers which paid for vps but didn’t do anything wrong is just NONSENSE.
      TOS is document which tell in details all what can be done and what cannot be done with your vps. When someone agree with it what else need to explain to you? To go into details about his/her legal projects? Sorry, but that’s not your business

      If you want to bother LEGAL customers with interrogation do it before they pay for vps. After? Only if TOS are broken.

      August 9, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  27. btw, all the vps are managed.

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
    • Florian Strankowski:

      How can a VPS be managed when the customer has root access ? Seriously ? :D

      August 9, 2011 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
      • We are able to provide support related to VPS. That’s how its managed.

        August 9, 2011 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Well, as it seems they know more than you what you need and act here like shared hosting service. I mean come on… vps host to decide and enforce what ports I need opened and what not… Yes here around are hosts with higher port closed but wherever I asked they opened whatever I need without further complication. And those just refused your request? heh.. typical shared hosting attitude instead vps hosting…

        August 9, 2011 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
        • We didn’t ever refused to open the ports. We asked Florian that should we try to get you the ports opened, he said no. Our support is full on but we need co-operation as well.

          August 9, 2011 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          So he faked reply “Sir i see no need for ports > 50000.” ?

          Because among first thigns I do on new vps is to change SSH port to something higher.. a lot higher (as many of us do, I believe). And if those ports are closed and out of my control I expect on my support ticket next reply: “requested ports are now open” instead “Sir i see no need for ports..” nonsense.

          August 9, 2011 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
  28. Francisco:

    I see several criticisms and whining posted here as lack of real need for a VPS in India and lack of knowledge about Asia hosting market. We are talking about a $6.59 512MB 250GB bw @ CtrlS VPS + SolusVM in a country where until recently hardly you would find a VPS costing under $50-60 USD. The MountSpot LEB offer is unique and their initiative should be praised.

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Francisco yes, but there’s no reason not to be BETTER, more suitable and user friendly host. Silence makes no difference. Constructive criticism do.

      August 9, 2011 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        Seriously I couldn’t find constructive criticism. Several providers around the world block ports even though you ordered an unmanaged VPS and the question about the intended use is not that unusual. I prefer to answer this simple question than send copies of passport and proof of residence.

        August 9, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          So you find like standard that when you try to change SSH port on VPS and you cannot, host reply you with “i see no need for doing that” – or something like that? If they complicate for something as simple as port open request then I can imagine how can be with some more advanced vps usage and requests.
          Price, location … it doesn’t mater. That should not be excuse to prevent even standards VPS usage.

          August 9, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          [So you find like standard that when you try to change SSH port on VPS and you cannot, host reply you with “i see no need for doing that” – or something like that?]

          No. Recently I ordered a VPS from BigBrain and I was unable to change SSH port from 22. I complained here at LEB and the provider said I must open a ticket specifying a port I want. Is this reasonable? No for me. Change of SSH port is standard security measure and a provider allowing only port 22 by default is weird.

          In the MountSpot case I understood ports 50 000 – 64 000 are blocked but any port under 50 000 may be used (in fact I changed SSH port and it worked fine).

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      And such nonsense replies like “Sir i see no need for ports..” make vps hosts higher, a lot higher as time have costs and people which need to NORMAL STANDARDA vps to work often don’t have time to deal with such nonsenses. There’s only one acceptable reply in this specific situation: “sir, it’s done – requested ports are open”.

      August 9, 2011 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        The complete answer was:

        “Sir i see no need for ports > 50000. These have to be blocked by datacenter for security.”

        August 9, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
        • Spo0lsh:

          It is not a problem with “blocked for security”. Problem is with “we do not tell about it” before customer ask.

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          That’s not what he said.. that they try to work with customer. It’s refusal of something what is considered as standard feature with VPS. Your argument above with “lack of knowledge about Asia hosting market and price” looks like: “because location and low price you should expect crappy service.” Well if that’s your point I accept it. But there’s no reason not to express amazement/opinion about this.

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          @Spo0lsh exactly. Same as they don’t tell that AFTER user pay and accept their Terms of Service policy they will interrogate him further to decide if he can get vps or not.

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          Really guys you don’t have a solid case. As I said before nothing MountSpot did precludes the full use of the VPS.

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          [Your argument above with “lack of knowledge about Asia hosting market and price” looks like: “because location and low price you should expect crappy service.”]

          Sorry but my point was more in this line: “because location and low price you should adjust your demands for the reality in that part of the world.” International bandwidth is expensive, limited, and bad quality in most Asia/Oceania countries, there are well known huge problems with peering between the national carriers, and regarding the price is simple: I’m operating in that market for many years and never saw a provider offering a 512MB VPS under $10 in Asia Pacific, Australia or New Zealand region. Then an appraisal of the MountSpot offer with adjusted realistic lowered expectation says it is a great offer in that region of the world and they have my respect to be trying to deliver a first class service despite that some clueless users and unhappy competitors may say.

          August 9, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Florian Strankowski:

      To clear up some things here:

      I’m a pretty long time reader of LEB and my intention was _not_ to make this webhoster bad. In fact i would not have ordered their VPS if i would not appreciate the offer.

      Secondly i am not one of those “hey lets order this and lets order that”, when i order a VPS i am willed to use it – i dont like someone judging me without any knowledge of what i do with my VPs – thanks.

      Third: I’ve told their support that i dont want to use the VPS anymore because the problems started like my old hoster (CityNetHost) and this time i better cancel before these problems go on. Indeed, MountSpot offered to ask the Datacenter to open the ports for me, but also port 22222 for example was blocked too (my common SSH port) and this is below 50000.

      MountSpot tried their best to satisfy me, but as a old-man-in-hosting-business i see that they’re pretty new to this kind of business and would like to give them more time to establish their company in the market and gain more knowledge before judging to hash about them.

      Also i’ve told them to not fully refund me, i’ve told them to keep 2 $ off the 6,59 for their service, time and support. As you see i am not bitching around, i just wanted to show off facts.

      Kind regards.

      August 9, 2011 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        Port 22222 is listed here:

        http://www.sans.org/security-resources/idfaq/oddports.php

        I’m using a port near 22222.

        BTW I don’t like providers/datacenters filtering ports and protocols

        August 9, 2011 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
        • Florian Strankowski:

          Btw – i just tried to order one of your 15 bux / year vps and i was told to write a support ticket – but i dont even have an account :)
          May you hop onto irc pls ? thanks ;)

          August 9, 2011 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          I’m another Francisco. The BuyVM guy is Francisco Dias. :-)

          August 9, 2011 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
  29. I see there have been several comments in a short while.
    One thing i would like to clear is, we never refused to open the ports >50000 for Florian and nor do we ever interfere between client’s business. We tried to bring a unique offer in Asia region, as stated by Francisco. If we are trying to do something better than others, we need at least a bit co-operation. And in the case of Florian, honestly, i really don’t see any flaw at our end. Either the people commenting here don’t know the full conversation or they love commenting without any knowledge. Florian had been refunded immediately without any questions and that’s a true example of our efforts to satisfy, whether be it a new order or a refund request.

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
    • Florian Strankowski:

      I never said you wont open any ports, i just posted the chatlog to show up that ports are beeing blocked in your datacenter – no more no less – as i said -> facts ;)

      And yes, i have been refunded immediatly and yes i have been so kind to gift you 2 $ for your help – i think thats more than you can expect off a new customer isnt it ?

      August 9, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  30. And, i know criticism is at last, all what new service providers have to face. Lets be bold enough to face it now.

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
  31. dirk:

    I just tried to order.
    However the price doesn’t seem very correct.
    Based on the what was wriiten in this LEB offer, I should get a 70% discount right?
    When ordering the VPS (using the given above link), a paying per 6 months, I get to a price of $92.63.
    The normal price per 6 mnoths is $108, so with the 70% off it should give me a price of $32.4.
    Please explain.

    Also about the ipv6 addresses, I asked for a test ipv6 address on LEB, never got one. Asked about it via the chat/email function on your site, again no answer.
    Can you at least answer that too?
    * is the ipv6 address you will give a native one?
    * can I get a test ipv6 address?

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
    • @Dirk: I had replied to your email on Monday itself, check your spam box. Regret, IPv6 won’t be available any soon since our network doesn’t support it. We are looking for an alternative and will update you soon.

      For the 6 Months billing, the coupon won’t apply fully, it will be deducting a fixed price of $15.37 from the monthly price of $21.95
      I hope that works for you.

      Also, if possible, join me on our live chat.

      August 9, 2011 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
      • dirk:

        On August 6, 2011 @ 8:22 am you said in this forum to offer ipv6 and now you’re not offering them?
        If the 70% discount is recurring, then you should not just do this for the 1st month of the 6 months. So I’m basicly cheaper off with paying month per month….??? Weird….

        Also as I’m getting 100s (if not 1000s) of spam mails per day, I can’t check what you wrote on Monday anymore (assuming you did write it and it did go to the spam folder) as that spam-folder was already cleared.

        August 9, 2011 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
  32. @Dirk: I know it sounds weird, but that’s correct.

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
    • dirk:

      Can you explain the ipv6 thing? And CLEARLY explain it?

      August 9, 2011 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
      • Presently our datacenter doesn’t supports IPv6 but they are soon implementing it.
        As for the alternative, I wouldn’t be able to provide you details but we are in the process, that is for sure.

        August 9, 2011 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
        • dirk:

          That does not explain what you wrote on “On August 6, 2011 @ 8:22 am”, on the page of this same offer.
          So try again to explain…..

          August 9, 2011 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
        • rm:

          @dirk
          oh come on, you have been given a quite clear explanation. If you have bought the VPS solely because of the earlier mistaken information about IPv6 being available, I am sure they will gladly provide you with a refund.
          And as for the bluntest possible way of putting it: on Aug 6 they probably thought they can enable it, but then checked with the d/c later, and that turned out to be not the case at this moment.

          August 9, 2011 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  33. dirk:

    @rm: I didn’t buy the VPS for the reason stated before (price is not correct). And no they didn’t say they made a mistake on Aug 6th, they simply ignore the fact they said there was/is ipv6. Their current statement is that there isn’t ipv6.

    August 9, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
    • We won’t be supporting IPv6 for now. We have some plans to do it in near future. So that’s all what i can state. Dirk: You can go ahead paying monthly, if you have a problem, let me know.

      August 9, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
      • dirk:

        no ipv6 is a show-stopper for me….so no I won’t be buying

        August 9, 2011 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
  34. Wai Phyo:

    I have ordered about six hours ago. I would like to join them. But now I still waiting…..

    August 12, 2011 @ 4:51 am | Reply
    • Wai Phyo:

      Actually, about 13 hours I have been wait :D

      August 12, 2011 @ 4:57 am | Reply
      • Wai Phyo:

        Now, I have received my VPS.

        August 12, 2011 @ 6:58 am | Reply
  35. rm:

    It’s now changed to $16.46/mo, and it’s not “2x IP addresses” anymore, now it’s 1 IP + extra IPs are $3.00/mo.

    Personally I would very much like to see to a LEB-qualifying VPS offer in China, Taiwan, HK, Korea or Japan.

    August 22, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply
    • The lowendbox exclusive coupon was changed for while. But the old 70% off is being continued with “supersaver”. We will be bringing a whole new offer for LEB readers soon with some surprises.

      August 24, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        My VPS is running fine although the unscheduled 12 minute downtime (and reboot) occurred 6 hours ago.

        Uptime: 99.9126% [9 d 11 h]
        Downtime: 0.0874% [11 m 57 s]

        August 24, 2011 @ 1:51 pm | Reply
        • The downtime was due to RAM upgrade of server. We had tried to do it in off hours.

          August 25, 2011 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
        • KLIKLI:

          I guess people prefer announcement before the upgrades.

          August 25, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  36. Heeyah:

    When will the new offer with surprises come out, any hints on the offers? I am waiting instead of biting at this current offer, in case the surprises are good ones for my needs.

    August 28, 2011 @ 11:24 am | Reply
  37. Tom:

    I wonder why they put Mr. Clean on the datacenter page (http://www.mountspot.com/datacenters.html), when it’s an Asian firm.

    August 30, 2011 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
    • That’s because we are providing Asia-Based hosting with world-class features and its available world-wide.

      August 30, 2011 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
      • circus:

        Still, I prefer asian guy picture there.. haha.. show some pride. ^_^

        August 30, 2011 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          Hummm, if I am a Chinese guy running a company in India should I post a picture of Chinese or Indian people?

          What bothers me in hosting sites are pictures of a bunch of decorated desktops. Fortunately Mountspot´s site designer kindly spared us and shows 1u servers :-)

          August 30, 2011 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
        • Tom:

          Asia is Asia.

          August 30, 2011 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          Europe is Europe … what is your point?

          August 30, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
        • circus:

          @Francisco Chinese and/or Indian, both are okay the best would be your employee or yourself :P or no human pictures at all but this is off topic :P

          August 30, 2011 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
        • Tom:

          @Francisco: My point was that its a case of individuality. Why not presenting pictures from people from the “region” the company operates from? If i go to France I want to eat french food. I don’t care about KFC or McDonalds there.

          August 30, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          @Tom

          Mountspot.com said:

          “That’s because we are providing Asia-Based hosting with world-class features and its available world-wide.”

          Mounstop is very strong in Marketing and I guess they don`t want to position the company as regional because this a bad thing if you are selling your services worldwide — prospects can lose interest due time zone, currency, language, culture, regional holydays, etc.

          August 30, 2011 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
        • Tom:

          If I’m a car-seller I would always advertise with “Made in Germany”. If I’m from France I would always make my wine lokk french. I guess the problem we encounter today is that we produce more and more robot-like, indistinguishable objects participating in one big bubble-market without any individuality.

          August 30, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
  38. Explorer Virtual Server – server1.evartha.in
    Bandwidth: 250 GB
    IP Addresses: 1 static IPs
    Uplink/Port Speed: 100 MBPS Uplink Port
    Operating System: Debian OS
    Control Panel: No Control Panel
    Managed Backup Service: None
    FTP Backup Storage: None
    Disk Space: 10GB
    RAM/ Memory: 512 MB $21.95 USD
    Promotional Code: supersaver – $14.95 USD Recurring Discount $-14.95 USD

    it ran 3 days well and now i cant find my vps or their site
    Both are down seems its scam ???
    to telephone support
    no registered office in India
    Nov 22 i got my vps
    nov 25 its down
    and their site too is down

    November 25, 2011 @ 7:05 am | Reply
    • kro:

      Been with them for a few months now, this is the second lot of downtime, they’ll be back up shortly hopefully.
      Defo no scam company, great support as usual.

      November 26, 2011 @ 2:23 am | Reply
  39. Andrew:

    Mountspot is dead now. Their web site is not responding for more than a week now. My VPS server is also down. Emails are bouncing.

    December 10, 2011 @ 10:57 am | Reply
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