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VPSTree – 99 Cents 64MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: October 11, 2010 @ 1:22 am, by LowEndAdmin

VPSTree Joe from UNIXy emailed me about unmanaged VPS service at VPS Tree. I am not sure whether VPS Tree has even been launched yet because their VPS plans page does seem to be a little bit strange — 70GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps and calling it “Plenty of Bandwidth”? But anyway, the real deal is at their 99 cents/month VPS — and no contract! You get

  • 64MB guaranteed/86MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 20GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ

It stated very clearly on the page that “it is very important to note that this VPS is not fit for production use. It is ideal for learning, experimenting, and hosting personal non-business low-traffic Web sites”. You also need to read VPS Tree’s ToS because you can order it. Their website is hosted in The Planet in Dallas on a cPanel box with adjacent NS, so I assume the VPS will also be hosted there confirmed by commenter “Jordan” that the servers are wth HostNOC in Scranton PA. The domain has been registered since January 2010. I am also not too sure about the relationship between VPS Tree and UNIXy. On VPS Tree it says UNIXy is their “managed server partner”, and on UNIXy it says it’s “brokering this deal” and “leading the marketing effort”. UNIXy is however more established and has been around since 2006.

116 Comments

  1. anybody tried this? looks just too cheap to be real and usable, even just for fun/experimenting/non-important things usage. gimme some feedback if y’all can :-)

    October 11, 2010 @ 1:30 am | Reply
  2. Bob:

    I’m giving it a try now. I think it will be handy to have as a test server.

    October 11, 2010 @ 3:04 am | Reply
  3. rm:

    @ksx4system just look around this site, there are multiple $14-$15 per year offers, with MUCH more impressive specs. So this one is not cheap at all.

    October 11, 2010 @ 3:32 am | Reply
  4. Jordan:

    Ordered one. VPS is located at HostNOC/Burst. #cat /proc/cpuinfo shows 4x Q9300.

    Cachefly test:

    04:14:30 (10.3 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    October 11, 2010 @ 4:15 am | Reply
  5. Jordan:

    @rm: I do not see any $14/15 per year plans on their site. Got a link?

    October 11, 2010 @ 4:20 am | Reply
  6. Jordan:

    @rm: oops, sorry, just got that you meant ‘this site’ as LEB, not VPSTree.

    October 11, 2010 @ 4:24 am | Reply
  7. Hi,

    I just got one :)

     
    v6:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 23
    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad  CPU   Q9300  @ 2.50GHz
    stepping        : 7
    cpu MHz         : 1249.870
    cache size      : 3072 KB
    
    59% [2 php5-cgi 2793327/4911kB 56%]                                                            85.3kB/s 25s
    October 11, 2010 @ 7:08 am | Reply
  8. Keith:

    Trying one out.
    Set up in 20 minutes while it’s overnight in the United States.
    Default setup is Debian 5, Ubuntu is not available to reinstall.
    Payment by Paypal only, defaults to setting up a new Paypal account
    with credit card details to input, has to be changed for an existing
    Paypal account. Sets up a monthly automatic payment to Paypal.
    Optional extras are an additional IP at $0.99/month & 128MB burstable
    memory at $1.99/month.
    Log on to control panel is by https with a self signed certificate.

    October 11, 2010 @ 8:11 am | Reply
  9. Anand:

    Hi all,
    I am totally new to VPS hosting. Want to try out server management and use the vps for something useful. Can anyone please suggest what kind of sites can I host with this package. Their TOC forbids the hosting of video streaming site. Kindly Help.

    Thanking You,
    Anand

    October 11, 2010 @ 11:19 am | Reply
  10. You could always strip everything and run a mud on it. :)

    Although they do ToS out IRC so they may say the same for MUDs.

    October 11, 2010 @ 11:36 am | Reply
    • Anand:

      Well, their TOS is such that it prohibits everything. Took 30 mins. to read it and if they are that strict, guess ppl have to just run a static site made of html on a VPS :)

      October 11, 2010 @ 11:41 am | Reply
      • I stopped reading at the $10 cancellation fee. :)

        Having said that, looks like they do not allow adult content. Granted though I wouldn’t be putting a porn site on a 64meg install in this case.

        October 11, 2010 @ 11:45 am | Reply
        • Jordan:

          You scared me. Re-reading it, the $10 fee only applies if your account is found of containing illegal stuff, not generally cancellations.

          October 11, 2010 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
  11. Anand:

    Hey I got one for testing. Stup in 16 minutes at 11:53 p.m. IST.

    @Keith
    And Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 is there for a reinstall.

    I am totally new to the VPS world. Yet to discover stuff from the scratch. Any good tutorials for beginners please? And which is better for beginners Ubuntu or Centos ?

    October 11, 2010 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      @Anand Ubuntu wasn’t there earlier, cant check if it’s been added
      as Re-install OS is currently not responding.

      October 11, 2010 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
      • Keith:

        Still not responding with Opera, changing browser works.
        Can now see Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 at the end.

        October 11, 2010 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
  12. Anand:

    Can I install any free cpanel software like Kloxo/LXAdmin, VHCS, Webmin etc. for this configuration. If not is there any control panel software that I can install?

    October 11, 2010 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
    • Jordan:

      I don’t think a VPS with 64mb ram is suitable for a control panel. There are some guides at Linode and SliceHost which are useful. LEB also has a custom script available for low end specs which installs the necessities to run a website.

      October 11, 2010 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
    • flyah:

      howtoforge.com has some nice tutorials. you migh want to try that out,

      October 12, 2010 @ 1:13 am | Reply
  13. Support is helpful for a $.99 VPS. I can’t believe they answer technical support tickets! They have 256MB extra for 1.99/mo. sweet! What are you doing with your vps? Mine has nginx+fcgi.

    October 12, 2010 @ 6:25 am | Reply
    • Anand:

      Hi,
      Is it possible for you to share with us the type of support ticket you raised? I noticed that quick backup and central backup options are disabled for my account. So will be raising a ticket soon.

      October 12, 2010 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
  14. Jim snow:

    This is one of those pay with paypal but you need a credit card stuff….

    when you hit the paypal “pay” button paypal ask`s for a creditcard if none is on file
    even you have the sufficent amount inside your paypal account…

    October 12, 2010 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
  15. Keith:

    That’s the default option which sets up a new Paypal account.
    You can change it to using an existing Paypal account with no credit card details to input.
    That’s what I did and paid out of my Paypal balance.

    October 12, 2010 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
    • Jim snow:

      How you did this ?

      i just logged in with my paypal data and then i got asked about my CC DATA

      October 12, 2010 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
      • Keith:

        There was an option for this on the screen asking for credit card data.

        October 12, 2010 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
        • Jim snow:

          ahhh….

          thanks i think i have a look into this =)

          October 12, 2010 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
        • sleddog:

          There’s a ‘Skip’ button at the bottom of the Paypal “Link a card to make an instant payment” page, but it just reloads the same page. So there’s no way for me to pay without linking a CC. Pity :(

          October 15, 2010 @ 1:08 am | Reply
        • sleddog:

          A quick follow-up… seems that VPS Tree has sorted this out. I was able to pay this morning using Paypal funds with no “Link a CC” nagging :) Well done.

          October 15, 2010 @ 10:38 am | Reply
    • Jim snow:

      If you are within the USA you could use a Prepaid Credit card aka Gift-card you can temp link it to your account if you are outside the usa and within netellers service areas you could get a Virtual / Real card (prepaid) CC for free and link it to your paypal account once the paypal agreement has made the main funding source is your paypal balance and second your CC

      October 15, 2010 @ 7:07 am | Reply
  16. Ordered one.
    For my another VPS server around the world. :)

    October 13, 2010 @ 6:08 am | Reply
    • rm:

      What do you use them for? :)

      October 13, 2010 @ 7:40 am | Reply
      • Well, most of my vps are for mirroring my website for each country.
        For examples, if the visitor was from Indonesia, then they will be redirected to the Indonesian based VPS server. If the visitor from US, then they will be redirected to the US based server.

        So, I have several subdomains for example:, id.erawanarifnugroho.com, us.erawanarifnugroho.com, sg.erawanarifnugroho.com, jp.erawanarifnugroho.com, au.erawanarifnugroho.com

        Except for mirror, I am using them for monitoring my another server. If my server is down, they it will send me an alert using email or sms

        October 13, 2010 @ 7:56 am | Reply
  17. Got my VPS info after 1 minutes. Wow..
    Thank you for the team. :)

    October 13, 2010 @ 6:10 am | Reply
  18. Anand:

    Well, after getting mine started learning about VPS. But yum is broken i guess, couldnt install PHP and MySQl still. Got errors trying to install Kloxo. Anyone got anymore experimental ideas. Of course “yum install php” is not working I mean LAMP is not installing.

    But now surprisingly I tried to install Webmin and got success and is working fine so far.

    October 13, 2010 @ 9:46 am | Reply
    • Bro, 64MB is quite sufficient to use Kloxo under the condition that Centos Host-in-a-box is preinstalled, and all the mail functions are turned off, don’t use apache and tweak the mysql setting.

      You can look at my life test site http://www.primefootwear.com , as it runs on a 80mb no-swap no-burst ram, but it runs apache, sqlite2, tinydns and qMail functions.

      On a very low memory you can use yum on a limited fashion by first changing the enabled=1 parameter to enabled=0 in the /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/fastestmirror.conf file, then limit the memory stack to a lower value etc: ulimit -s 128. However, if you can’t do bulk updating/installing (yum -y update), then you have to install the package one by one.

      If you’re using debian, yum isn’t your tool.

      October 13, 2010 @ 8:39 pm | Reply
      • Anand:

        Thanks a lot vRozenSch00n. That has shown me some light. I was thinking of getting their basic server management add-on (3 requests/month – $3.99) to get the basic stuff installed. But your reply has motivated me to do some more tweaking! :)

        Thanks a lot. Appreciate you for your help.

        October 14, 2010 @ 1:19 am | Reply
        • No problem, bro. If it is for production server and you need it immediately, yes, it’s good to have a basic server management add-on.

          However, if you want to learn how to do it from scratch, well, don’t give up. Because here at LEB you will find many nice people and many useful information too.

          October 14, 2010 @ 3:13 am | Reply
  19. florin:

    well, i bought one, no info from them i just received a refund, basically w/out any explanations.

    October 13, 2010 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
  20. xenu:

    I bought one recently, everything works fine, i’m surprised they have latest slackware :)

    October 13, 2010 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
    • tommy:

      I dont see slackware there? they only offer debian and centos

      October 26, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
  21. Keith:

    Check your reverse DNS.
    Mine has changed to onlinehookerfinder.com, not a registered domain.
    Support ticket sent in.

    October 15, 2010 @ 9:53 am | Reply
    • Jim snow:

      mine has changed to hooker-finderonline.com also not registered but i dont like having a “hooker” domain on my server ip *yak*

      October 15, 2010 @ 11:05 am | Reply
      • mina:

        LOL! awesome.

        Just had to say this, sorry :D

        October 15, 2010 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  22. marrco:

    onlinehookerfinder .com for me too. And today i had a lots of lost packets and problems pinging my VPS

    October 15, 2010 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
    • marrco:

      no more pinging problems, still wrong reverse, opening a ticket now. Everything works fine, speed is good. On the control panel reads Bandwidth: 50 GB (not 20) so maybe it gives even more for the .99

      October 16, 2010 @ 8:35 am | Reply
      • marrco:

        lowendscript works fine, installed lots of additional crap, still works fine. Then i decided to run a serious test. started loadimpact.com to stress my wordpress setup and this box performed really well. Better than standard shared hosting. And it kept serving pages even with 50cuncurrent sessions. Almost without slowing.

        these are the results :
        (clients/user load time in sec)
        10 / 1.41
        20 / 1.34
        30 / 1.78
        40 / 1.67
        50 / 1.87

        of course i can provide loadimpact.com link to prove it. I did the test a few times, same results. I’m not experienced in VPS, so maybe this is just what you expect with such a low end box and your script.

        October 18, 2010 @ 7:53 am | Reply
        • Anand:

          I tried installing lowendscript, but got errors. Not able to install php, mysql and apache. Just using it for backup now. :(

          October 18, 2010 @ 8:00 am | Reply
  23. October 16, 2010 @ 12:32 am | Reply
  24. tommy:

    can someone who has vps with vpstree clarify, they offer IPv6 or not ?

    October 17, 2010 @ 5:08 am | Reply
    • tommy:

      they dont offer IPv6.

      October 26, 2010 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
  25. marrco:

    @Anand i follow the instructions at: http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/wordpress-cheap-vps-lowendscript/
    so no apache, but nginx !

    log to https://oak.vpstree.com:5656/ and reinstall Debian 5 x86 then log via ssh and do the setup. Some errors may happen, but it will install nginx and worpress. And you still have plenty of free ram

    October 18, 2010 @ 8:48 am | Reply
    • Anand:

      Thanks a lot for the reply Marrco, but the first step itself gives me the error:

      Resolving github.com… failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.
      wget: unable to resolve host address `github.com’

      Well, I am a total hatchling :) in terms of Linux and VPS so couldn’t go any further. However, I downloaded the file and then copied it to root using winscp and then ran the commands and got errors just like the above (wordpress)

      I also contacted the vpstree support and they told the problem is at my end. So I guess i need to look out for good tutorials :)

      October 18, 2010 @ 9:26 am | Reply
      • Erawan:

        maybe you should try to reinstal the os, run “apt-get clean”, and then try to download the script and run it.

        October 18, 2010 @ 9:33 am | Reply
      • If you can’t resolve github — that means your local resolver is broken.

        Do

        echo -e 'nameserver 8.8.8.8\nnameserver 8.8.4.4' > /etc/resolv.conf
        

        to use Google’s public resolver, and then try again.

        October 18, 2010 @ 9:44 am | Reply
        • Anand:

          @LEA
          Thanks a lot. Now everything is installed without errors.

          @Erawan
          I ran the command you gave before starting. Thanks a lot

          How do I alter my DNS entry to point blog.example.com to your new VPS?
          I altered my local /etc/hosts entry (ipaddr server1.hostname.com server1) but when I type the name server1.hostname.com, I couldn’t get the wordpress installation page.

          Very frustrating to be in this position to be asking help for simple things. Sorry and thanks in advance.

          October 18, 2010 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
        • http://dns.he.net or http://afraid.org is what I use for DNS.

          October 18, 2010 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
      • If you are Windows user, try again to use the winscp, download the file :

        # /etc/resolv.conf

        Edit it using your text editor, and use the nameserver as LEA said :

        nameserver 8.8.8.8
        nameserver 8.8.4.4

        Save it, and then reupload it to the server.

        October 18, 2010 @ 9:51 am | Reply
      • Keith:

        Default /etc/resolv.conf with my vps, Ubuntu was

        nameserver 8.8.4.4
        nameserver 4.2.2.3

        Don’t know why only one of Googles resolvers was used + another.

        October 18, 2010 @ 10:03 am | Reply
        • The other one is Level3’s public DNS resolver. Well, not really unless you are level3’s customer. I guess it’s there for redundancy.

          October 18, 2010 @ 10:09 am | Reply
  26. very very cheap vps. i must try it

    October 18, 2010 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
    • Jim snow:

      It works fine for now no downtime yet only my ip reverse still has that hooker-finderonline.com host on it wich is a bit anoying because i dont own that domain and its not registered yet for my needs its just fine and cheap hope this stays

      October 18, 2010 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  27. sleddog:

    My 99 cent VPS is performing great. Honestly I’m impressed.

    I want to use it as a testbed for mailserver configuration and (as any mailserver admin knows) a correct reverse DNS is important.

    So I submitted a reverse DNS request 3 days ago (to support, through their ticket system) as it’s not possible to do it in their SolusVM. No reply or even an acknowledgement since then. Makes me wonder if there’s anyone home at VPS Tree support.

    October 22, 2010 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      Just an automated acknowledgement for my support ticket on this, nothing else. This was 7 days ago.

      October 22, 2010 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
      • Keith:

        Just noticed that my reverse DNS has changed.
        No longer onlinehookerfinder.com, now 66-197-179-102.hostnoc.net

        October 22, 2010 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
        • Jim snow:

          Mine changed too

          October 23, 2010 @ 8:06 am | Reply
    • tommy:

      they dont reply for my ticket. it was 4 days, i just request for rDNS.

      21:39:07 up 7 days, 1:01, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

      October 26, 2010 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  28. marrco:

    i submitted a ticket, and now my reverse is set to ip-add-re-ss.hostnoc.net. About a different ticket i had an answer in a few days, tha’ts good support if you consider how little i spend. Performance and uptime are great, so i’m really satisfied with this vps.

    now i have to find something to do with this box. I already installed GSUtil to connect to S3 storage you get for free with Amazon EC2 offer. Maybe i’ll do a rsync server. Other ideas ? What do you use this vps for ?

    October 23, 2010 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      I’ve a slave nameserver on mine, using nsd3

      October 23, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  29. tommy:

    tooo bad ….

    they dont answer ticket for rDNS :( I’m waiting for 2 weeks and no reply. time to leave!

    November 2, 2010 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
  30. marrco:

    VPS down. Their control panel @ https://oak.vpstree.com:5656 is down too, and they’re not answering trouble tickets for a few days.

    November 2, 2010 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      I have requested a 99 C server!!!

      3 days ago, submitted a ticket too…nothing.

      What is happening? I know…only 99 cents, but my month is running and I don’t have my VPS…

      Hey loewendbox admin, maybe is time to put it in the blacklist? =(

      November 2, 2010 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
      • rm:

        > my month is running and I don’t have my VPS…
        Yep, and imho this is a downside of WHMCS, it starts the billed period even though VPS is still in Pending.

        November 2, 2010 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      My vps hasn’t been down. I couldn’t access the control panel earlier also & ssh was down.
      Control panel & ssh working now.

      November 2, 2010 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
      • marrco:

        it’s up again. So at least they solved this issue. Old trouble ticket still not answered.

        November 2, 2010 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  31. Mala:

    Hello, I think this is scam, I’ve ordered one four days ago and ’til now no access info, lot of emails sent, no answer so far.
    THIS IS SCAM!
    DON’T BUY!

    November 3, 2010 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
    • mina:

      shut up, mine is working great. how about contacting them instead of trash talking?

      Gotta say that this server is rather impressive, reminds me of ramhost :) their nano plan was awesome.

      November 4, 2010 @ 1:40 pm | Reply
      • Mala:

        mine never worked, that’s the difference idiot, maybe you should take classes on comprehensive reading:

        “lot of emails sent, no answer so far”

        I don’t know, maybe you work for these people, I’m not the only who complains, who cares what reminds you what

        November 7, 2010 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
  32. Spirit:

    @mina what about to read post above instead rude demanding from people to shut up without reading their posts? Mala said that it was a lot of emails sent without reponse and you replay to this with ignorant “shut up… how about contacting them..”. As rm said.. billing period start from the day when you order vps disregarding the fact that it may take several days and vps still isn’t up.
    I am not VPSTree customer but as I see from responses above people have serious problem to reach any kind of support even for simple rDNS setup.

    November 4, 2010 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Almost 5 days ago I ordered my vps….

      No deploy…no ticket answer….

      ¬_¬ blacklist please…

      November 4, 2010 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
    • tommy:

      my vps :
      23:50:59 up 20 days, 13 min, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

      almost 1 month without respond :)

      vps working but not their support/sales, few weeks ago I ask few question about vps add-on and they dont answer any of my email.

      November 8, 2010 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
      • Jim Snow:

        Probaly you dont get support for 99 Cent i dont had to open a ticket so i cant say if they reply or not

        November 8, 2010 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
    • Anand:

      looks like these people are practicing what they mean by unmanaged. I guess they are not managing themselves either :)

      I canceled mine yesterday and canceled the paypal subscription also. No reply from them. Have selected the cancellation type as end of billing period. So I guess, they mite cancel it then.

      November 8, 2010 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
      • tommy:

        Jim Snow,
        I just request for rDNS, if they give client ability to change i’ll never request for support, since they are unmanaged provider.

        November 8, 2010 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
      • Jim Snow:

        I dont think so…

        i canceled the two i have already and by one server i choosed by accident “immediantly” not “after Billing Period” that was already somedays ago but the vps is still up…

        November 8, 2010 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  33. Yomero:

    I want to inform you, my VPS was deployed yesterday…5 days after pay.

    Submitted a ticket for tun/tap…waiting response.

    November 5, 2010 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
  34. I’ve been busy this past fortnight, but finally I have successfully setup Kloxo on my $0.99 VPS.

    The difference with Garman’s 80MB offer posted earlier at LEB http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/garmanonline-3-80mb-openvz-vps-exclusive-offer/ is that Garman sets the RAM to 80MB but he provides the Centos Host-in-a-box template. The only thing I have to do is upgrade the CentOS from 5.3 to 5.5 and harden the VPS.

    On the other hand VPStree provide only 64MB burstable to 76MB with bare CentOS 5.3 template, so I have to install Kloxo first then upgrade the VPS. Without the mail server, just DNS, Web server and MySql, it now idles at 40MB. Server is quite fast, but if you expect to have thousands of hits, then you might want to add some memory that can be done through their client area.

    November 6, 2010 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
  35. Jim Snow:

    So far i have 2 vps from vps tree and both are up and running

    18:41:57 up 12 days, 10:16,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    
    processor	: 0
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 23
    model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad  CPU   Q9300  @ 2.50GHz
    stepping	: 7
    cpu MHz		: 1249.891
    cache size	: 3072 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 4
    core id		: 0
    cpu cores	: 4
    apicid		: 0
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 10
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 lahf_lm
    bogomips	: 4999.56
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    
    November 7, 2010 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
  36. Apparently, they charge $1 per GB of bandwidth exceeded. Beware! Why cant they just limit the VPS?

    November 11, 2010 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  37. Got one. Too early to tell, but pretty fast servers!

    November 17, 2010 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
  38. Shyuan:

    Sigh.. :( I ordered and paid on the spot on 27/11/10. Till now my account is not activated yet. And nobody is responding to my ticket :( Help….

    December 4, 2010 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  39. marrco:

    my 2 cents.
    don’t buy it. I had one vps, they didn’t even process my delete-service request. They are not answering tickets for more than one month.

    December 10, 2010 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
  40. JP:

    Support does seem to be non-existent. Ordered a VPS 6 days ago. Not setup and no response to multiple tickets.

    December 13, 2010 @ 3:16 am | Reply
  41. Yomero:

    Yes, the support doesn’t exist n_n I have one too… They answered a first ticket about TUN device… later was disabled… new ticket, and no response until now. More than 1 month ago.

    I am wondering if they answer the tickets for the “normal” plan customers.

    What about submit a ticket in

    http://www.unixy.net

    That company is the “partner” (or something like that) for the 99C vps

    December 13, 2010 @ 4:53 am | Reply
    • JP:

      Good suggestion. Will try unixy.net.

      December 13, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
      • Yomero:

        Let me know if they answer you n_n

        December 13, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  42. JP:

    The same login doesn’t work, I think they wouldn’t respond. Please beware of the company… as good as a scam (I have a working server still, but new order will probably never be setup). Don’t waste your 99 cents – these guys can make a lot of money through ppl like us who would “risk” a dollar with them.

    December 13, 2010 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Hmmm I don’t think this is a scam, but yes an abandoned business. I wonder what will happen if my VPS fails. I love it because the performance is incredible. I use it to sync some files between multiple VPS’s

      And yes, unixy doesn’t manage the same users, but there is a BAD…BAD notice. visit them and it says, “Notice: this domain has been redirected”

      OMFG OMFG!!!

      http://www.unixy.net

      December 13, 2010 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  43. I.S.:

    I signed up and paid more than 3 days ago already, and I still don’t have my VPS server to log into.

    Looks like this business is abandoned… :( I’m pondering what to do now.

    December 19, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • joco:

      Same here. Signed and paid month ago and no response … but the billing system seems to be working and they keep sending new invoices :P

      December 20, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  44. TonyJ:

    server no longer exists. cpanel on vpstree is not accessible. no response on multiple support tickets. dead

    March 14, 2011 @ 5:51 am | Reply
    • The host node at https://chestnut.vpstree.com:5656/ has been dead for a few days, unfortunately taking my VPS with it :) but another node at https://oak.vpstree.com:5656/ is still alive. And the main site is still up. I’d guess either chestnut crashed and there’s no-one around to fix it, or it was shutdown for billing reasons. Ah well, it was certainly fun while it lasted :)

      March 15, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
    • Hey doug!!! You are in the same node! :D

      Yep, same happens to me u_u

      I want my cancelled vps back xD

      March 15, 2011 @ 9:45 pm | Reply
      • Yeah me too :) Five months great service for 99 cents one-time. That works out to 19.8 cents/month. Best bargain on lowendbox.com so far :)

        March 15, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
        • Jim Snow:

          mine also down.. but the other one is still up however it was just a test box so i dont mind

          March 15, 2011 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
        • LOL! You didn’t pay? xD

          I paid like 3 months :S

          March 15, 2011 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
        • Jim Snow:

          i paid once then i canceled the vps but it stayed lol

          March 16, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  45. vetrg:

    My server with them also just doesn’t work. Most recently paid for the next month :)

    March 18, 2011 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  46. Wow, I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one in this situation. I had my machine for 3 months or so, then boom nothing. I’ve emailed all of the vpstree.com addresses and a unixy address. Today I called the number listed as the technical contact for the vpstree.com domain and got connected w/ Softlayer Inc’s tech support, who were understanding, but couldn’t do anything for me. Guess this one is a bust. Interestingly, does anyone else’s IP address go to an error page from trustedproxies.com?

    March 31, 2011 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
    • My (former) IP does as well :)

      http://64.191.34.146/

      While I not really surprised VPSTree disappeared I am a bit disappointed that there’s never been a statement of any kind from Unixy [http://www.unixy.net/].

      March 31, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
      • No idea why unixy teamed up with vpstree in the first place, when one is obviously targeting the upper end of the market.

        March 31, 2011 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

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