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123Systems – $4.95 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 28, 2011 @ 3:32 pm, by LowEndAdmin

123Systems After listing 6 new providers yesterday, I’ll just do one that has been regularly featured here today. 123Systems is currently doing a special offer for their Lin-512MB package at the moment. $6 on their VPS hosting page (as featured last time), but $4.95/month if you sign up using this link. You get

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Check previous offers on people’s reviews of 123Systems. Andrew has been running it for as long as I can remember. Servers in Dallas TX with Limestone Networks — same data center as recently troubled HostRail. I wonder whether they might also be affected by the increase of IP pricing.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

180 Comments

  1. Test IP?

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
    • 64.31.59.3
      64.31.25.3
      74.63.233.3
      208.115.198.3

      http://64.31.59.3/100mb.test

      June 28, 2011 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
      • Ixape:
        root@srv2:~/tmp# wget http://64.31.59.3/100mb.test
        --2011-06-28 20:27:17--  http://64.31.59.3/100mb.test
        Connecting to 64.31.59.3:80... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/x-tar]
        Saving to: `100mb.test.1'
        
         1% [                                       ] 1,562,120   12.9K/s  eta 2h 10m  ^Z
        [1]+  Stopped                 wget http://64.31.59.3/100mb.test
        root@srv2:~/tmp# 

        Connection doesn’t appear that good to UK – From Kent UK. (Custodian DC)

        June 28, 2011 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
        • Dudeist:

          I have a similar experience with the download speeds as well. I have a vps with them and while the box itself is really good (stable a very fast), the d/l speeds are not satisfactory, even for a low end provider. I raised the issue via ticket last week but thus far nothing has improved. I hope they will get this fixed soon. Otherwise, very good box.

          June 29, 2011 @ 4:19 am | Reply
  2. Brent:

    There is a large discussion about HostRail at WHT. Other providers on LSN have stated no increase, and HostRail also stopped paying another provider that they hosted with.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1060255

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  3. iKocka:

    IP: 74.63.233.237

    June 28, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  4. iKocka:
    123systems:~# 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, 16.096 s, 66.7 MB/s
    123systems:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -n 8
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 26
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5504  @ 2.00GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2000.071
    cache size      : 4096 KB
    123systems:~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-28 21:12:16--  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 46.8M/s   in 2.1s
    
    2011-06-28 21:12:18 (46.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    June 28, 2011 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
    • Brent:

      Nice speeds, not getting the same on mine:

      123:/var/www# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-06-28 21:24:48--  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: â/dev/nullâ
      
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.6M/s   in 11s
      
      2011-06-28 21:24:59 (9.30 MB/s) - â/dev/nullâ
      June 28, 2011 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
      • Brent,

        If you are not satisfied with 9.30 MB/s then please open a ticket, All virtual servers have the ability to obtain GigE performance.

        -Andrew

        June 28, 2011 @ 11:27 pm | Reply
  5. LEA,

    Our prices were never increased by limestone (Servers or Subnets). HostRail owed limestone upward of $17,000 according to the CEO of HostRail. So I’m not entirely sure if Limestone even increased prices or if the owner was trying to get the money to pay their bills in all of their server locations (They were shutdown at Private layer for the same reason.)

    But to answer the question, No we have not had any price increases at Limestone.

    June 28, 2011 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
    • I think LEA was just being sarcastic.

      June 28, 2011 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
    • Go:

      123systems has been offering decent services. BTW, are the $10/y plans going to restock soon?

      Thanks,
      CEO of Go account

      June 28, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
      • Go,

        We were actually going to release those later this evening or early in the morning.

        -Andrew

        June 28, 2011 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
        • Great news :)

          How about Fremont, CA? I see the coming soon status on your WHT signature for a very long time @_@

          Giang

          June 29, 2011 @ 2:53 am | Reply
    • Logain:

      As you mention pricing, I hope you won’t mind a quick question.
      I’m well aware that I’ve no clue on the hosting company side of things, but your pricing scheme is a bit puzzling for me from the customer perspective.
      I’d get 192/384MB RAM and 500GB transfer with 10GB storage for $15/year and
      512/1024MB RAM with 1000GB transfer and 20GB storage for $43/year, but if I order
      256/512MB RAM, 500GB transfer, 10GB storage, I’d pay $36/year.
      Why does the 256 package require that much money per RAM/transfer/storage compared to the other two?

      June 29, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply
    • needvps:

      I want the $15/y vps, but it’s already out of stock.. when it’ll be restocked ?

      June 30, 2011 @ 5:54 am | Reply
  6. Anon:

    Use bitcoin as payment method? :)

    June 28, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
    • Anon,

      I honestly don’t think we are going to venture down that avenue. After LEA posted the other provider that utilizes Bitcoin, I did some research on it and it’s really not something we need or want.

      We do however accept the following:

      2Checkout/Paypal
      Moneybookers
      AlertPay/Credit Card

      -Andrew

      June 28, 2011 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
      • well, you might give it a second consideration – btc = no middleman that eats money(well except those that cash BTC out, but 0.3% is still much cheaper than gaypal – also accepting btc solves the problem with paypal-disputers.

        June 29, 2011 @ 1:19 am | Reply
      • Brennan:

        @Andrew — I’m pretty sure that comment was sarcasm… ;) You know who “Anonymous” is right?

        June 29, 2011 @ 1:22 am | Reply
        • Brennan,

          I am not very active on LEB as far as blog comments go, So I honestly have no clue who that is. Hopefully you can shed some light on that for me? :)

          -Andrew

          June 29, 2011 @ 1:38 am | Reply
        • Brennan:

          Of course :P

          Anonymous, LulzSec, #AntiSec… Targeting corrupt governments and businesses by hacking and distributing leaked information. Look ’em up.

          Pretty sure the user “Anon” isn’t the group “Anonymous” lol.

          June 29, 2011 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  7. David:

    Just ordered now actually, instant setup. So far so good, will post in the future.

    June 28, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
    • David:

      I like it, I’m glad they use SolusVM, I sometimes get a bit angry when I see people using HyperVM to control your VPS, it’s just old and SolusVM is much cleaner. You have to manually install Kloxo, not a huge issue they have it in their knowledgebase except for lazier people (me of course).

      All so good, very good price for this.

      June 28, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
  8. Mike Hat:

    $10/year account from a few months ago:

    $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -f test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 10.3743 s, 104 MB/s
    $ wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-29 00:49:36--  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 1.38M/s   in 95s
    
    2011-06-29 00:51:11 (1.05 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    No IPv6 support is somewhat of a disadvantage, and support can sometimes be abrupt and borderline rude at other times (tickets closed with no response). Well worth it for the money spent, though.

    June 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
    • $15/year plan for over a month,

      # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -f test
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 36.7817 seconds, 29.2 MB/s
      

      Not really good IO, slow support. Otherwise, so far so good.
      Recommended.

      June 28, 2011 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
  9. I have purchased a $10/year budget VPS from 123systems. In fact, I can not install neither LNMP nor openvpn (My own business?). And I have no idea how to deal with it now…

    June 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
    • VMVPS,

      If you would like, You can always open an ticket and they will provide you with an guide and/or help you troubleshoot the errors you are having.

      -Andrew

      June 28, 2011 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
      • john:

        Andrew, any chance to install Kloxo HIB in the solus?
        It only takes 20mb, so $10/yr plan will work fine.
        I once asked support, but refused. Don’t understand why.

        June 29, 2011 @ 1:22 am | Reply
        • You can install it directly. On a 128 mb system you need to change something though.

          disable the fastest mirror:
          # sed -i ‘s/enabled\=1/enabled\=0/’ /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/fastestmirror.conf

          Limit memory:
          # ulimit -s 128

          You can upgrade the system:
          yum -y install yum-utils
          yum -y install make
          yum -y upgrade

          Or directly install Kloxo:
          # setenforce 0
          # wget http://download.lxlabs.com/download/kloxo/production/kloxo-install-master.sh
          # sh ./kloxo-install-master.sh

          Follow the on-screen instruction and your system will be installed in minutes.

          June 29, 2011 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
        • Sometimes in a low memory (especially when a box is oversold), should you want to upgrade the OS, you have to do it partially e.g.:

          # yum -y upgrade apr apr-util audit-libs audit-libs-python authconfig bind-libs

          June 29, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
    • openvpn needs a tun/tap kernel module – these are not quite standard on vps systems. guess you’ll need to open a ticket for that(although I seriously liked that if more providers included tun/tap networking as a default on their hypervisor)

      June 29, 2011 @ 1:21 am | Reply
  10. Derek:

    does IPV6, pptp openvpn Supported

    June 29, 2011 @ 1:20 am | Reply
    • Wira:

      Long time ago, I have asked 123systems.. it seems that they don’t support pptp vpn.. :(

      June 29, 2011 @ 4:03 am | Reply
      • Very few OpenVZ providers offer PPTP (BuyVM are the only one I know of who do) for PPTP usually I go with KVM or XEN providers, but OpenVPN is more secure anyway, and that will work fine on OpenVZ you just need to ask for tun to be enabled.

        June 29, 2011 @ 8:20 am | Reply
        • tux:

          AlienVPS also offer PPTP.

          June 29, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply
        • But does it actually work? I’ve seen lots of providers claim to offer it and don’t have a clue :)

          Francisco

          June 29, 2011 @ 10:19 am | Reply
        • Wira:

          PPTP did work on HostRail..
          Also works on SemoWeb and ChicagoVPS.. :)

          June 30, 2011 @ 4:23 am | Reply
        • dwyak:

          I think many OpenVZ providers offer PPTP, but very few of them has mppe enabled.

          June 30, 2011 @ 5:45 am | Reply
  11. Firas:

    Ordered one server for testing, our Transaction #: 4485041808 – Order Number: 9233261786.

    June 29, 2011 @ 9:17 am | Reply
  12. Spo0lsh:

    Test IPv6, please?

    June 29, 2011 @ 9:20 am | Reply
    • vedran:

      As far as I know, they don’t have IPv6 yet.

      June 29, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply
  13. Dito:

    Just tried of these providers, although only take shared hosting.
    Want to see first whether support is good or not.
    Since hostrail run away and I lost my data on shared hosting also with some vps on there.

    If the support is satisfactory I will take also from the vps here.

    June 29, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply
  14. Firas:

    I just receive my new box

    [root@dns10 ~]# df -h;free -m
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/simfs             20G  509M   20G   3% /
    none                  512M  4.0K  512M   1% /dev
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          1024         18       1005          0          0          0
    -/+ buffers/cache:         18       1005
    Swap:            0          0          0
    [root@dns10 ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 26
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5504  @ 2.00GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2000.071
    cache size      : 4096 KB
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    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 syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 4000.14
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    processor       : 1
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 26
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5504  @ 2.00GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2000.071
    cache size      : 4096 KB
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    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 syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 4000.14
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    [root@dns10 ~]# cat /proc/meminfo
    MemTotal:      1048576 kB
    MemFree:       1029404 kB
    Buffers:             0 kB
    Cached:              0 kB
    SwapCached:          0 kB
    Active:              0 kB
    Inactive:            0 kB
    HighTotal:           0 kB
    HighFree:            0 kB
    LowTotal:      1048576 kB
    LowFree:       1029404 kB
    SwapTotal:           0 kB
    SwapFree:            0 kB
    Dirty:               0 kB
    Writeback:           0 kB
    AnonPages:           0 kB
    Mapped:              0 kB
    Slab:                0 kB
    PageTables:          0 kB
    NFS_Unstable:        0 kB
    Bounce:              0 kB
    CommitLimit:         0 kB
    Committed_AS:        0 kB
    VmallocTotal:        0 kB
    VmallocUsed:         0 kB
    VmallocChunk:        0 kB
    HugePages_Total:     0
    HugePages_Free:      0
    HugePages_Rsvd:      0
    Hugepagesize:     2048 kB
    [root@dns10 ~]# cat /etc/fstab
    none    /dev/pts        devpts  rw      0       0
    [root@dns10 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -f test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 12.25 seconds, 87.7 MB/s
    [root@dns10 ~]# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-29 15:18:01--  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 64.9M/s   in 1.5s
    
    2011-06-29 15:18:03 (64.9 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    [root@dns10 ~]#
    
    June 29, 2011 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  15. Matteo:

    This is my experience with 123Systems: http://gridalo.blogspot.com/2011/06/123systemsnet-my-experience.html
    Read it carefully before wasting money and time.

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
    • Bazza:

      Hmm, doesn’t seem very fair.
      Maybe Andrew from 123 can provide us with his viewpoint on this ?

      June 29, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
    • I have several boxes with them. And yes, if I am honest, their support isn’t very friendly. Also, like Bazza, I think your experience isn’t fair.

      June 29, 2011 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
    • Matteo:

      Why do you think he does not reply? This is my experience, you can trust it or not!

      July 4, 2011 @ 10:31 am | Reply
    • Jason:

      Thank you for posting this, Matteo. It servers as a strong warning.

      August 1, 2011 @ 5:30 am | Reply
  16. Hien:

    Hello! I have ordered 15$ yearly vps but got maxmind error! Please review my order(9281716256)! Thanks

    June 29, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
  17. Dito:

    support is slow I think

    June 29, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
    • marco:

      support is not slow, there is no support.

      June 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm | Reply
      • David:

        I have to disagree, I had a question regarding MySQL memory usage (then I saw it was Apache). But the support answered within 5 minutes each reply I had, I think their support is fast.

        June 29, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
  18. Firas:

    I did receive my box with-in 5 mints, and in the same time a respond on my ticket.

    I think they are not bad guys.

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
  19. My link here is hosted at 123ystem.

    It is fast enough from where I am from (Jakarta). I don’t know whether it is also fast enough from other places.

    June 29, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  20. Yo guys! The $10/year is only 18 more!

    Hurry go grab it!

    June 29, 2011 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
    • Ixape:

      Where is this deal and what is – Please explain for me?

      June 29, 2011 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
    • How about the io of your box?
      I m asking because mine is only 24M/s.

      June 29, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
      • $15/year
        536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 21.2291 seconds, 25.3 MB/s

        $36/year
        536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 7.97334 seconds, 67.3 MB/s

        June 29, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
        • Thanks,
          the higher in price, ther better :P, will try the 512 one.

          June 29, 2011 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
        • Having tried and absolutely agreed with @vRozenSch00n,
          123systems Network connection speed is amazing; all my 123systems boxes in Dallas perform at 3.2MB/s – 6.2MB/s to Asia connections although the DC is inland. $36/year should be a better choice than $10-$15/year plans. However, all my boxes now perform at about 45MB/s-67MB/s. That is so good to my needs.

          Recommended! :)

          August 16, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
      • It’s good enough for a $15/year, compared to $2~$7/mo shared hosting :)

        June 29, 2011 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
  21. I recieved my 15$/year vps.

    node1:~#  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, 12.8738 s, 83.4 MB/s
    node1:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -n 8
    processor	: 0
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 26
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5504  @ 2.00GHz
    stepping	: 5
    cpu MHz		: 1000.035
    cache size	: 4096 KB
    node1:~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-30 08:55:01--  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 30.3M/s   in 3.4s    
    
    2011-06-30 08:55:05 (29.1 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    

    Support so fast for enable tun/tap in 2 min!

    June 30, 2011 @ 4:56 am | Reply
  22. Looking4VPS:

    Just curious, why 123systems.net is not offering Ubuntu 10.04LTS images ?
    I see 8.04 to 9.10 (all obsolete except 8.04LTS).

    June 30, 2011 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
    • Ixape:

      They do – I have the option to reinstall Ubuntu 10.04 from my control panel..

      July 1, 2011 @ 11:05 am | Reply
      • Looking4VPS:

        Thanks, still waiting for the control panel to activate (about 15minutes after ordering), maybe I have to log in with e-mail instead of username or do something else?

        Otherwise, very pleased with the $15/year offering, SSH activated instantly after ordering.
        Speeds from Europe are great.

        July 4, 2011 @ 6:54 am | Reply
  23. Ixape:
    dallastx:~# 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, 16.3769 s, 65.6 MB/s
    dallastx:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-30 22:13:29--  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 24.5M/s   in 4.6s    
    
    2011-06-30 22:13:34 (21.9 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    dallastx:~# 

    On the yearly special – Very nice :P

    June 30, 2011 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
  24. @123Systems-Andrew
    please take a look at my ticket #607987.
    thanks.

    July 1, 2011 @ 4:27 am | Reply
  25. Ixape:

    Some stats for a VPS with these guys :)

    http://stats.pingdom.com/p1gutt1k0itz/372018

    July 1, 2011 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
    • LOL just one day? lol :D

      July 1, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
      • Ixape:

        Only had the box for a day – Still some nice stats about ping times. And obviously as time progresses more data in uptime will become available?

        July 1, 2011 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
      • One of the other comments is for 2 days. :)

        Hey, in a few months, we’ll have some decent data as long as Ixape keep up the accounts.

        July 1, 2011 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
        • Ixape:

          I plan on keeping the one with VooServers, BurstNET and 123Systems at the moment :)

          July 1, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
        • And then Ixape stopped sharing their pingdom data xD

          July 7, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
        • Sorry – The link changed due to me restarting the counter as some downtime was suffered to fault of my own. (I rebooted it.) Uptime has been good though :)

          July 7, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
  26. Spoiler, according with their shopping cart, it seems they will offer VPS in Chicago :D

    July 7, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
    • Yes it is for $20/year and $40/year :)

      July 7, 2011 @ 7:23 pm | Reply
      • But they are available now? Because I didn’t see nothing in WHT or any e-mail announcement

        July 7, 2011 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
        • David:

          I plan to ask for my Dallas to be transferred to Chicago for a much better ping difference, and I wonder if they’ll do it.

          July 7, 2011 @ 11:31 pm | Reply
        • @David

          I guess no.

          July 8, 2011 @ 3:25 am | Reply
    • cool, that’s what i am waiting for,
      I have one in Dallas, works great, no downtime and no problem.
      go 123systems :)

      July 7, 2011 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  27. Steve:

    I had over 100 days uptime, but it rebooted 5 days ago. :(

    July 7, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  28. The Kreek:

    @vRozenSch00n could you post the links you used for the 20 and 40 promo.

    Thanks.

    July 8, 2011 @ 2:39 am | Reply
      • Can anyone explain the difference between ‘Fair Share CPU’ and 2vCPU terms used at 123systems?

        Thanks in advance.

        July 8, 2011 @ 3:39 am | Reply
        • I guess you can access to all the cores in fair share, but you will be throttled if needed for other containers. And “2vCPU” means that you have access to 2 cores just for you (and throttled to 50% in my experience with them in the $15/y plans).

          July 8, 2011 @ 4:00 am | Reply
        • Thanks, Yomero,
          I think you’re right. These twos may provide only 1 core in strict concurrence. Otherwise, the former seems to have more cores than the latter.

          July 8, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
      • Logain:

        Are they publicly available, or restricted to special customers (as some other plans)?
        Do you have any clue how long the offer is going to last?

        July 8, 2011 @ 8:59 am | Reply
        • Well, I think it’s public but maybe not advertised as many of the user keeps coming back to look for a $10 – $15/year.

          In my case, I was looking for a $15/year stock but I noticed that the menu has changed. No more link to VPS reseller but a new link to Dallas offer is there. So, I just click and found the $20/year stock.

          July 8, 2011 @ 9:16 am | Reply
        • Logain:

          So, you ordered the plan and it worked out for you?
          Would you mind to provide how the box performs (and a test IP)?

          July 8, 2011 @ 11:43 am | Reply
        • Yeah men, do you got one? Post the classic benchs/specs here!!! Maybe I will get one soon too :D

          July 8, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
        • me too,

          just look for one more west coast for my free project. 20bucks or so should be fine.

          July 8, 2011 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
        • Test IP for VPS Chicago : 184.154.13.2
          I had it from ticket.

          July 9, 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
        • Interesting, is SingleHop

          July 9, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
        • @Hien,
          My concern is how fast the box is to your country.
          Did you make any up/down loading tesing from your location to the Chicago one of yours?

          July 9, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
        • @tinyray: It’s test IP, 123systems staff provide me! I didn’t got any Chicago box yet. Chicago VPS seems near my country (Vietnam) than my current Dallas VPS but ping is higher!
          Services from 123systems is good! Support is fast! I got my VPS with them last week. And here is my VPS uptime: http://stats.pingdom.com/1myj6rityj1e/373061

          July 9, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
        • @Hien,
          I did a test using my box in Dallas,

          # wget -O /dev/null http://mirror.vinahost.vn/100mb.bin
          --2011-07-10 00:36:39--  http://mirror.vinahost.vn/100mb.bin
          Resolving mirror.vinahost.vn... 115.84.182.230
          Connecting to mirror.vinahost.vn|115.84.182.230|:80... connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
          Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
          Saving to: `/dev/null'
          
          100%[=====================================>] 104,857,600  289K/s   in 6m 42s  
          
          2011-07-10 00:43:22 (255 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
          

          Not bad,
          However, it should be better with west coast vps.
          Waiting for buyVM, :)

          July 9, 2011 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  29. @tinyray: yes, west coast is better because it has strong route to Asia, only 10 hops from me can reach buyVM ;)

    July 10, 2011 @ 2:38 am | Reply
  30. So, anyone has a Chicago box than can post a cpuinfo? :P

    July 11, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
    • Beancounter test:
      0.0M / 58.4M
      1 Page / 4.0Kib
      dd bs=1M count=512 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
      512+0 records in
      512+0 records out
      536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 5.36208 seconds, 100 MB/s

      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync
      512+0 records in
      512+0 records out
      33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 0.600748 seconds, 55.9 MB/s

      [root@123chi20vm01 /]# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      –2011-07-12 00:04:59– 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 24.7M/s in 3.7s

      2011-07-12 00:05:02 (26.9 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      [root@123chi20vm01 /]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
      processor : 0
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 44
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
      stepping : 2
      cpu MHz : 2400.085
      cache size : 12288 KB
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 11
      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 syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc
      arat pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
      bogomips : 4800.17
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management: [8]

      processor : 1
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 44
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
      stepping : 2
      cpu MHz : 2400.085
      cache size : 12288 KB
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 11
      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 syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc
      arat pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
      bogomips : 4799.81
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management: [8]

      July 11, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  31. 123Systems is so cool to keep stocking frequently.
    I have one with them without any problem.
    I just hope that they will have west coast stock soon.

    July 11, 2011 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
    • Well, Chicago/Dallas is a good location to Asia, I think it adds just like 30-40 ms

      July 11, 2011 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
      • not really because some guys in Singapore said that they keep jumping a lot each time they want to reach my box in Dallas.

        July 11, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
        • Hmmm, yeah, according to justping is about 230 ms to Singapore. Not so bad IMHO. I can do some FPS gaming with that pings :P

          July 11, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
      • It took 339 ms to reach my box at Dallas!

        July 12, 2011 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
  32. Just like to leave some praise for this company.

    Got a 128MB plan with 5GB disk space and 250GB bandwidth on 1Gbps for $15 annually. I’ve requested both extra RAM and disk space for 24 hours and have asked to be invoiced for it – Both times I’ve been given these resources free.

    July 11, 2011 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
    • Is it for free permanently? If so I suspect it would be sold out in no time haha :)

      July 11, 2011 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
      • David:

        I assume not, according to the post for a 24-hour period, I’m sure they can lend you some resources for a day if you requested — they’re a absolute kind company.

        July 12, 2011 @ 6:35 am | Reply
      • Nope – Just needed it to tar the whole systems.

        July 12, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
        • Ha, for some reason I did not see the words “for 24 hours”, must be blind recently :)

          July 17, 2011 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
    • @96MB

      They are temporary resources for client’s who are having issues completing tasking because they do not have the required resources (EG: backups, system updates, etc).

      If you do not require permanent resources then we are most certainly not going to charge you for using extra ram or disk space for a few hours to complete the task at hand.

      -Andrew

      July 12, 2011 @ 8:49 am | Reply
      • That is really nice of you guys, thanks Andrew for the explanation.

        July 17, 2011 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
  33. 123systems’ SolusVM looks like down. Anyone have this problem?

    July 12, 2011 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  34. Yup – Seems like it is down :(

    July 12, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
    • I opened ticket an hour ago and waiting for answer :(

      July 12, 2011 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
      • David:

        SolusVM is online for me now.

        July 12, 2011 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
        • Same – Just managed to login :)

          July 12, 2011 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
        • Yup, It’s back!

          July 12, 2011 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
        • Just awaiting a support reply for something now. However I can imagine they’ve been in-outdated of tickets along the lines of ‘SolusVM won’t work..’ :(

          July 12, 2011 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
        • Still no answer. For me, only few first tickets is fast. You get what you paid :D

          July 13, 2011 @ 2:02 am | Reply
        • Hmmm, I told you… Well, no, but some people says that this is the way how this company works. For me has been slow, and unfriendly (not aggressive, I can0t find the right word)

          July 13, 2011 @ 3:23 am | Reply
        • To be fair my ticket submissions haven’t exactly been mission critical.. Just things like is IPv6 available? So speed isn’t required there..

          July 13, 2011 @ 5:56 am | Reply
        • David:

          All of my tickets (a total of two) have been responded in a professional timely manner, within 10 minutes on the first one and 20 on the second one, neither were high demand too.

          July 13, 2011 @ 6:51 am | Reply
        • @Ixape: They not support ipv6 at this time. Use tunnelbroker for ipv6.

          July 13, 2011 @ 7:26 am | Reply
        • @Hien & Ixape

          We have IPV6 addresses ( http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET6-2607-FF68-100-11-1.html ) however not all of our nodes are IPV6 compatible, Once I get the time to write up a script and run them on the nodes, We will begin assigning IPV6 addresses to [all] container’s in the Dallas area. Although once this has been completed, IPV6 addresses will be assigned automatically on new signups.

          I’m hoping to get this done by the time our next quarterly update comes up.

          -Andrew

          July 13, 2011 @ 11:46 am | Reply
      • Good news for ipv6 support! I hope to get ipv6 on my dallas box beforce end of year.

        July 13, 2011 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
  35. Anyone got a systems with these guys in Dallas that is currently down?

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  36. HansH:

    Great VPS, got a Linux-192-Yearly-Special for $15 (11.50 Euros) annual, located in Dallas

    # 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, 35.762 s, 30.0 MB/s
    
    # wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2011-07-14 20:40:43--  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 70.8M/s   in 1.4s
    
    2011-07-14 20:40:45 (70.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    July 14, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  37. David:

    Anybody else have a Dallas VPS with them and is currently offline? I made a ticket almost 6 hours ago but I’ve yet to receive a response.

    July 17, 2011 @ 12:32 am | Reply
    • I received one like 24 hours later, with an “I will look at it” and the ticket itself got closed without response. And the VPS fixed itself :| (I/O issues, classic).

      July 17, 2011 @ 12:47 am | Reply
    • Oh and btw all my boxes are working fine.

      July 17, 2011 @ 12:48 am | Reply
      • My box with them on VZ61DLTX has been fine as-well.

        July 17, 2011 @ 10:52 am | Reply
        • Horrible I/O though.

          74:~# 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, 43.1613 s, 24.9 MB/s
          74:~#
          July 17, 2011 @ 11:25 am | Reply
        • Same node with me, someone running rapidleech on this node :-)

          July 17, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
        • ISn’t really slow, imho. Perfectly usable I think

          July 17, 2011 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  38. David:

    I’m on node VZ60DLTX, it came up a little bit after 12:00 AM EST, and is still up now. It was almost a 20 hour downtime, and my ticket never got a response.

    July 17, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
  39. Submitted a ticket about disk I/O on a node – No reply after hours. Requested a refund in the same ticket and found no reply still – But a notice from PayPal/2CO saying the payment had been refunded and the server was terminated.

    July 19, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
    • You refund because slow disk I/0 ? It seem enough for me to run both dns server and webserver. I’m still happy customer.

      July 20, 2011 @ 5:33 am | Reply
      • Probably on different nodes. I spent half hour trying to TAR some small files because of bad disk I/O.

        July 20, 2011 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
  40. Matt:

    Don’t expect anything in the way of support from these guys. i bought a vps with cpanel from them. Cpanel’s been unlicensed for 12 days and counting. no response to support tickets at all. avoid them at all cost unless you just need a cheap development server.

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
  41. My box goes down almost 30mins :( Ticket created, waiting…

    August 4, 2011 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
  42. Alec:

    They lost all data on my VPS and did not even give me the same IP on the replacement VPS.

    August 5, 2011 @ 5:09 am | Reply
    • Move to another node, lost all my data but it’s not important data. They give me 25$ credit and 1 year service extend! Seem ok..I have rebuild vps again!

      August 5, 2011 @ 5:30 am | Reply
  43. After waiting for more than 12 hours, vps was online, different IP address, they gave me a new node, lost lots of data because of their “hardware” problem, i do not recommend them for anything, everything is unprofessional.

    August 5, 2011 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  44. David:

    Can one of you maybe shine some light upon this for me? My old server is online but when I signed into my SolusVM, I have a completely different IP but I can SSH to both, so confusing.

    August 5, 2011 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  45. BellRing:

    Every month I have a downtime of all my 3 VPS. When querying the support you will get an answer stating “It will be working shortly”. This “shortly” seems to be defined as “between 12 and 48 hours”.

    Therefore: The VPS are completely fine for private usage if you are fine with a few downtimes. In this case, the price-service relation is quite ok.

    August 5, 2011 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  46. Benlly:

    Not recommend anymore with this guy (123systems). Slow support, delays support. Lost data. Close ticket without reply!

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:48 am | Reply
  47. ctvnet:

    http://123systems.net/ is off! broken? the new hostrail?

    August 9, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  48. I recently feel 123systems some kind of unprofessional. sorry but i have to.
    customers have the right of raising the questions, and the sellers also have the right of answering NO.
    anyway, answers are always needed.

    August 9, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  49. They always no answer ticket even leave one word, always close ticket without answer. I think this company should change their business name to “123Silence”.

    August 10, 2011 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  50. $20/year VPS with 256 dedicated/512 burst, 10GB HDD, and 500GB bandwidth.

    Ping is higher from Canada -> Texas than it should be but still ~60ms:

    root@d4m1r:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 26
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5504 @ 2.00GHz
    stepping : 5
    cpu MHz : 1000.035
    cache size : 4096 KB
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 11
    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 syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4000.14
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 26
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5504 @ 2.00GHz
    stepping : 5
    cpu MHz : 1000.035
    cache size : 4096 KB
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 11
    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 syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4000.14
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]

    Was expecting faster I/O too but it is midrange at least:

    root@d4m1r:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -f test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 24.6204 s, 43.6 MB/s

    Although latency isn’t the best, network speed is always quick:
    root@d4m1r:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2012-03-02 20:47:52-- 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 14.5M/s in 6.5s

    2012-03-02 20:47:59 (15.4 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    March 3, 2012 @ 2:05 am | Reply

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