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VPSLink February Sale and 10% Off Referral Discount

Tags: Date/Time: February 2, 2009 @ 11:28 pm, by LowEndAdmin

Before getting slammed for selling out, I have to declare that:

  • This site (LowEndBox.com) is currently hosted on a VPSLink VPS, along with my XMPP servers + a few Jabber bots. A Link3 running Ubuntu 8.10 to be specific, i.e. no where near “low end”.
  • I have been a VPSLink customer since June 2006, i.e. a long long time ago.

Anyway. VPSLink is currently having February Sale that saves up to 25% off from selected VPS plans. You can see the savings from their VPS hosting plans table, and you are getting further discount if you prepay (up to 12 months).

VPSLink February Sale

However, the discount does not apply to their Link1 plan with 64MB memory and 100GB/month data, which is probably the only one that interests the readers here (if scaling up is not a concern). Still, you need to prepay 12 months to bring the price down below $7/month.

Here is a tip though on how to get 10% life-time discount on VPSLink plans, including the on-sale items and the Link1 plan (which means ~$5.97/month for 12 months prepaid) — by signing up with a referral code. Not only I get some credit to pay my own hosting fee, anyone who signed up with the VPSLink referral code also gets 10% off life-time discount.

So, here is a clearly marked affiliation link — do not click on it if you don’t want me to get referral rewards nor 10% off discount :)

vpslink.com/?ref=NF34R3

Why VPSLink, when there seems be a lot more low end VPS providers who can give more for less? With my sales cap on, here are some reasons that I can come up with:

  • Long established brand. VPSLink/Spry.com are not run by high school students trying to scam some cash during the winter break (which seem to be more and more common amongst low end VPS providers).

  • They run their own hardware in their own data center in Seattle WA.

  • They have competent admins — they are one of the fist few who provided OpenVZ hosting with their own control panel.

  • They don’t oversell. I have my Link3 for 2.5 year. It does not have /proc/meminfo virtualized, and when I run free it shows:

    # free
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:       8163492    8075808      87684          0     714216    4762680
    -/+ buffers/cache:    2598912    5564580
    Swap:     16779884        992   16778892
      

    It shows how empty this C2Quad Q6600 box is…

2 Comments

  1. Dick Coats:

    Do you think OpenVZ is their strength? I had a Xen vps with them and it was garbage and I found them to be pretty much the exact opposite of how you portray them.. but hey you have to try and make a buck right?

    February 5, 2009 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  2. Well, as I said that I have already been their customer for 2 and half years! They have just recently contacted me about their promotion. Since I actually host this website on their server that I have been very happy about — I responded why not?!

    February 10, 2009 @ 7:28 am | Reply

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