Got a nudge from Jacob of SpotVPS to post their offers again. They do seem to provide some decent priced plans, and their $15/year 128MB OpenVZ plan is currently in stock :) Their “Platinum” plan is at $5.49/month (direct sign up link here), and it comes with
- 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
- 40GB storage
- 2000GB/month data transfer on 1Gbps
- 1x IPv4 + 16x IPv6
“Premium” plan is somewhere in between — $2.99/month for 256MB/512MB memory, 20GB storage and 1000GB/month data. Servers are with Continuum in Lombard IL (test IP: 126.96.36.199). SpotVPS is the budget VPS arm of ComfortHost, who has been around since 2003/2004, and is currently owned by Foroquimica SL in Spain. You might wish to double check their ToS/AUP as there are quite a lot of less-obvious restrictions. For example — no audio/video streaming (huh?), no adult-oriented content (wtf?), no transmission of negative/defamatory language (make sure no F-word in your blog posts), etc. However I can’t seem to locate the restriction on IRC anymore, which made some debates on their previous post.
Not many reviews from previous post either, as in the end people just troll over that-company-who-must-not-be-named. You do get some opinions/reviews at this WHT thread though.