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ServerPronto – $5 Promo Dedicated Server

Tags: Date/Time: October 23, 2009 @ 11:07 pm, by LowEndAdmin

ServerPronto While browsing around I discovered that ServerPronto is selling their old dedicated servers at stupidly low price — $5/month with no setup fee! You get

  • AMD 1800+
  • 256MB DDR RAM
  • 40GB Hard Drive
  • 200GB/month data transfer on 10Mbps port

Also you can’t just buy and expect it to be set up within a fixed time frame — you are just putting on a waiting list. When you click on Order, here’s the message displayed:

Our $5 PROMO Servers are provided on a wait list basis due to limited availability. The servers are not provisioned immediately, and you will be contacted when the server is available. Your credit card will not be charged until the server becomes available.

I suspect you are putting on a waiting list for their about-to-retire boxes. Once their current occupants terminate the package, they continue to sell them at $5/month to the next guy on the waiting list. Therefore getting one is non-deterministic.

18 Comments

  1. nick:

    Is this deal dead? I click through and am asked to pick a ‘package’ ranging from ‘$32.95’ to ‘$499.95’.

    Tested @9:39PM EST.

    :/

    NB: Setup is ‘waived’ only if you opt for quarterly-billing fwict …

    October 24, 2009 @ 1:40 am | Reply
  2. What I found that works is do not click on Order from the product page. Instead, go to front page, and click on Order of the $5 dedicate server there – it will bring you to the right page.

    October 24, 2009 @ 5:51 am | Reply
  3. Jonathon:

    I can’t seem to find the option listed anywhere on their site aside from the link with the “Order” buttons which only offer the $32 service..

    J

    October 28, 2009 @ 3:41 am | Reply
  4. Err. Okay. Try this link.

    October 28, 2009 @ 3:43 am | Reply
  5. Jonathon:

    Thanks – got it and they called to confirm. We’ll see when/if a box shows up for this price.

    October 28, 2009 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  6. Looks like the waiting list for one of these currently is 22 days :|

    November 4, 2009 @ 5:31 am | Reply
  7. I got mine, very happy with it :)

    November 23, 2009 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  8. Dan, if you see this, how long did you wait? And was it worth it?

    November 24, 2009 @ 2:05 am | Reply
  9. May have been removed again. Worked fine a few days ago but now when I try, it gives you the Power Plus selection for $110.95/mo. I swear the deal worked for me a few days ago. The wait list was still over three weeks.

    December 1, 2009 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
  10. Jonathon:

    Mine was just setup – I tested the link and it looks like they are offering it.

    My specs: 120gb hdd, 256mb RAM

    December 1, 2009 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  11. ward de ridder:

    Anyone any update on this?

    January 10, 2010 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
  12. The link does work again.

    January 11, 2010 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  13. Hasanul:

    Beside this story of “order”, I read many cons about “cancelled” procedure. Do you guys read the TOS before made order?

    January 11, 2010 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
  14. Chris:

    Just bought one last night. Will be waiting a while, this will (hopefully) be an SCM server and I’ll (maybe) buy a second later on for backups/web server.

    Good value too, saves them from landfill!

    February 13, 2010 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  15. Nicolas:

    It can be good but what to do with all this cpu and not much transfert/month?

    =)

    http://www.hostmds.com/DedicatedServersInToronto.php can be interesting too for small dedi:
    Intel P3 667Mhz/256 MB/20 GB/500 Gb transfert for 8 dolls… (but i have contacted the company and they seem shit to me the way they answered…)

    February 13, 2010 @ 9:08 pm | Reply
  16. Jonathon:

    Beware everyone looking at this, they will cancel the promo after a few months and try to force you to upgrade to a more expensive server. Also be aware that they seem to try and get you to fax or postal mail a cancelation to them.

    I refused but we’ll see where I end up with it.

    March 26, 2010 @ 2:03 am | Reply
  17. Screw Server Pronto:

    Server Pronto did the same to me today. Six months at $5, billed twice a month because their billing is messed up and then they gave me a bill of over $40 the same month that I was already charged $5. There was no notice that they were doing this. They claim that there was a limited time at $5, however, before I signed up, they stated that it was not a limited offer. They put me on a more expensive plan, but they did not upgrade my hardware to match that plan. Server Pronto is a joke and I’m moving elsewhere.

    October 12, 2010 @ 3:15 am | Reply
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