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AlienVPS – $4 512MB OpenVZ VPS in New York

Tags: , , Date/Time: December 9, 2011 @ 1:31 am, by LowEndAdmin

AlienVPS Russel from AlienVPS emailed me about their Holiday VPS Plans for the upcoming Christmas season (which was also posted on WHT). Besides their Abduction plans drops to $15/year (190MB memory/220MB vswap, 19GB storage & 190GB/month data), they have also been promoting the “Wrap Speed” plans starting at $4/month for “Wrap 1” with the following spec:

  • 512MB memory/512MB vswap
  • 20GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer on 50Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Direct signup link here, and it is available in New York only (whereas you can get Las Vegas node for Abduction plans). Test IP: 199.167.194.101. Honestly it’s actually exactly the same as their last offer here, but dressed in Santa Clauses’ colours. AlienVPS has been a brand of webRolun since this year. I had an earlier offer — $19/year Abduction plan in Las Vegas — running a low traffic blog. The performance was great… when the network works — which has been over the last month and half but was patchy beforehand.

Still, still much much better than when AlienVPS was with its previous owner :)

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.

168 Comments

  1. HuluWa:

    Abduction Promo for $15/year

    root@alienvps:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family      : 16
    model           : 9
    model name      : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6128
    stepping        : 1
    cpu MHz         : 2000.273
    cache size      : 512 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 8
    apicid          : 16
    initial apicid  : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 5
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nonstop_tsc extd_apicid amd_dcm pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt nodeid_msr npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
    bogomips        : 4000.54
    TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate
    root@alienvps:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=1k oflag=dsync
    1024+0 records in
    1024+0 records out
    67108864 bytes (67 MB) copied, 82.7037 s, 811 kB/s
    
    root@alienvps:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-12-09 08:11:09--  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 74.8M/s   in 1.3s
    
    2011-12-09 08:11:10 (74.8 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    Yes, sometimes I’m blind…74.8M/s

    December 9, 2011 @ 4:15 am | Reply
    • jay:

      Their 15/yr is on 25 Mbps…
      How did you get 74.8MB/s (598.4 Mbps)???

      December 11, 2011 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
      • HuluWa:
        wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        --2011-12-12 14:34:03--  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.1'
        
        100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 52.1M/s   in 1.9s
        
        2011-12-12 14:34:04 (52.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test.1' saved [104857600/104857600]

        Maybe, they forget to limit the port, but now they are reminded.

        December 12, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply
        • Ehm, I still wonder WHY YOU PEOPLE just test the download from the VPS. Have you tried to test the download? Maybe there is the real limit…

          December 12, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
        • HuluWa:

          @Yomero you’er right~ hehe

          December 13, 2011 @ 3:58 am | Reply
  2. Earl:

    What’s the difference between VSwap and Burst Ram ?

    December 9, 2011 @ 5:05 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      Depends on overselling, if it’s not significant vswap will use 3 times less memory on common apps like Apache. Good stuff overall.

      I still pay 19/y sadly and not 15/y, but for NYC, this is still a very good deal with very decent performance. And surely this is the best location for anyone European to have a US IP VPN ;)

      December 9, 2011 @ 10:17 am | Reply
      • Hi Tom, what do you mean with you last sentence? Is it some legal or tax related stuff?

        December 9, 2011 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
        • Paul:

          It’s a location thing mostly. NY offers the closest (and supposedly fastest) location for European-based customers looking for US-based proxy IP or VPN/S access.

          December 11, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply
        • Tom:

          Thanks for explaining Paul.

          It’s for watching Hulu, Netflix. This websites need US IP and EU-NYC has the best routing with lowest ping and good speed to watch such streaming websites.

          December 11, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply
  3. Earl:

    Hey Tom, Thanks for the input.. actually their last yearly offer on LEB was $14

    December 9, 2011 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  4. I have one in Las Vegas and other in NY

    Overall good.
    I have experienced the same problems in Las Vegas, and still sometimes I have little network outages.
    My NY one has more than 80 days of uptime, and the LV one more than 60 days.
    But after that I can give them an 8.5/10 =P

    December 9, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
    • I’m unfortunate enough to have a server colocated in the same datacenter as AlienVPS, and have the same general network issues. I can ping my AlienVPS box, another provider on the same subnet, and my colocated server and get the exact same network performance – and I’m in Las Vegas myself.

      The facility has gotten better, but not by much, and I need to decide if I really want to keep my server there.

      December 12, 2011 @ 8:15 am | Reply
      • Hehe. Well, there are other datacenters in Las Vegas?

        Becaus IMHO, that is a location where you get almost the same ping from all the farthest USA locations.

        December 13, 2011 @ 4:48 am | Reply
  5. Slayer:

    How do you think this would do running a minecraft server?

    December 9, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
    • I was wondering the same thing. I have just ordered the WARP 1 NY special for $4.00 a month. I will try and report back on how it goes.

      December 18, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
      • I have a VZ UFO 6 in New York, and I run Minecraft, lighttpd, and TeamSpeak 3. Once they moved me to a new node, I’ve had less issues with lag. I can say that’s worth the money, just be sure you know how RAM works, or your server will randomly kill itself.

        December 25, 2011 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
        • Ken:

          I don’t see how anyone runs a decent mc server on a vps. I ran mc on a true dedicated setup with 2gb of ram and a quad core cpu and with all of the plugins, we still had issues beyond 5 players.

          January 1, 2012 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  6. I’m looking at these offers:
    http://alienvps.com/vps-hosting-specials/

    If I “activate” the Las Vegas abduction offer, the cart shows $19/yr, whilst the New York offer is $15/yr. It might be just a mistake, I don’t know.

    December 9, 2011 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  7. We have also added a Warp 4 plan this time around and have increased the bandwidth on the Warp 2 and Warp 3 plans.

    December 9, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  8. Earl:

    is everyones CPU @ 2000MHz? what about the swap? Initially I had 1000MHz and 512mb of swap, but since I asked them to upgrade my CPU to 2000MHz now I have 0Mb swap and 220Mb of total ram??

    December 10, 2011 @ 5:01 am | Reply
    • Probably you were moved to another node?

      My boxes still are in RHEL 5 nodes, so, no swap and processors at 2Ghz.

      December 10, 2011 @ 5:36 am | Reply
      • Earl:

        Hmm.. still seems to be on the same node LV2, I think I much prefer having the swap space!! now a yum update gives me errors where it was working fine before..

        December 10, 2011 @ 6:25 am | Reply
        • HuluWa:

          You should move to NYC node, it does have vSWAP.

          December 10, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply
        • Earl:

          Well my VPS had Swap to begin with but after I requested the cpu upgrade they deleted my swap.. but either way I am/was always on node LV2 in Las Vegas. I was thinking about getting another node in NY.. but I’m kinda having second thoughts now about these yearly offers

          December 10, 2011 @ 10:57 am | Reply
        • Earl, we only have VSwap available in New York. Since your VPS is located in Las Vegas I am not sure where you saw that you had Vswap. If you require VSwap we would need to move you to New York.

          December 10, 2011 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
        • Earl:

          Not sure what Russel did but the VPS is working great now.. Thanks!!

          December 11, 2011 @ 5:56 am | Reply
      • Tom:

        I think you can ask to be moved to another node if you want vswap, Russ should be able to do that.

        December 10, 2011 @ 10:10 am | Reply
      • Earl:

        Yeah I put in a requesting to undue the changes, it’s odd.. my initial request to upgrade the CPU Mhz was addressed pretty quickly.. now 12hrs and still no response??

        December 10, 2011 @ 10:43 am | Reply
        • Hmmm, weekend?

          December 11, 2011 @ 6:29 am | Reply
        • Earl:

          Yes it’s possible he was trying to enjoy the weekend :) but none the less it’s all fixed today.

          December 11, 2011 @ 7:06 am | Reply
        • I apologize for the delay in responding to your second request, we had an influx of support tickets due to the Holiday Sale. Happy to hear that everything is working good for you now!

          December 11, 2011 @ 7:56 am | Reply
  9. I thought you can’t have swap on openVZ? What’s going on with that?

    December 10, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  10. pechspilz:

    I’m testing the OpenVZ Warp 4 special offer plan with 2 cores at the moment. Ping from Europe to the NY location is impressive at around 115 ms.

    root@pollux:~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-12-11 03:30:46--  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 81.6M/s   in 1.2s 
    
    root@pollux:~# 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, 9.19187 s, 117 MB/s
    

    I would have gone for a more expensive XEN or KVM plan but I hate that low uplink limit, it really makes those plans unattractive IMO.

    December 10, 2011 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
    • paul:

      I have the xen plan on NY6 and get stupendous speed most of the time. It’s sometimes slow but on average it’s the fastest LEB that I’ve ever used.

      December 11, 2011 @ 7:58 am | Reply
    • hein:

      agree with you, I hate that low uplink limit too.

      December 11, 2011 @ 10:31 am | Reply
    • pechspilz:

      While everything seems to be nice and fast on my 4$ Warp 1 plan when looking at the usual dd/cachefly/UnixBench results, I still have some issues with RTMP streaming through this server. There’s a _lot_ of drops/buffering going on, makes watching Hulu+ or any other .flv stream (including Youtube) through a VPN almost unbearable. I’m talking about a 200-300 kb/s stream of data here.

      I use an 100% identical setup on a 50% cheaper, less powerful super low budget openVZ server from a competitor with 40% more ping duration which shows a lot less video stuttering (not perfect either, but a lot less than on this server).

      I’m going to try if I get some comparable numbers when using rtmpdump. Let me know if you’re interested in the results.

      December 11, 2011 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
      • pechspilz:

        RTMPDump seems to be a good idea to test if a VPS is capable of streaming video. The $2 VPS streamed the flash video in under 2 minutes, while the AlienVPS server aborted the stream at 83% after almost 5 minutes. I have no idea what’s going on here since the server shines when it comes to downloading large volumes of data.

        RTMPDump version was identical and pulled straight from git today. The RTMP stream itself was served from Akamai at 63.97.94.86.

        Super low budget openVZ VPS ($2/mo) on Level3 network:

        RTMPDump v2.4
        (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
        Connecting ...
        INFO: Connected...
        Starting download at: 0.000 kB
        INFO: Metadata:
        INFO:   duration              2421.66
        INFO:   moovPosition          28.00
        INFO:   width                 640.00
        INFO:   height                360.00
        INFO:   videocodecid          avc1
        INFO:   audiocodecid          mp4a
        INFO:   avcprofile            100.00
        INFO:   avclevel              40.00
        INFO:   aacaot                2.00
        INFO:   videoframerate        29.97
        INFO:   audiosamplerate       22050.00
        INFO:   audiochannels         2.00
        INFO: trackinfo:
        INFO:   length                72647575.00
        INFO:   timescale             30000.00
        INFO:   language              eng
        INFO: sampledescription:
        INFO:   sampletype            avc1
        INFO:   length                53397503.00
        INFO:   timescale             22050.00
        INFO:   language              eng
        INFO: sampledescription:
        INFO:   sampletype            mp4a
        137775.631 kB / 2421.61 sec (99.9%)
        Download complete
        
        real	1m52.815s
        user	0m1.118s
        sys	0m1.276s
        

        AlienVPS Warp 1 openVZ NY ($4/mo):

        RTMPDump v2.4
        (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
        Connecting ...
        INFO: Connected...
        Starting download at: 0.000 kB
        INFO: Metadata:
        INFO:   duration              2421.66
        INFO:   moovPosition          28.00
        INFO:   width                 640.00
        INFO:   height                360.00
        INFO:   videocodecid          avc1
        INFO:   audiocodecid          mp4a
        INFO:   avcprofile            100.00
        INFO:   avclevel              40.00
        INFO:   aacaot                2.00
        INFO:   videoframerate        29.97
        INFO:   audiosamplerate       22050.00
        INFO:   audiochannels         2.00
        INFO: trackinfo:
        INFO:   length                72647575.00
        INFO:   timescale             30000.00
        INFO:   language              eng
        INFO: sampledescription:
        INFO:   sampletype            avc1
        INFO:   length                53397503.00
        INFO:   timescale             22050.00
        INFO:   language              eng
        INFO: sampledescription:
        INFO:   sampletype            mp4a
        113656.930 kB / 2010.38 sec (83.0%)
        ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet body. len: 86584
        113727.842 kB / 2011.14 sec (83.0%)
        INFO: Connection timed out, trying to resume.
        ERROR: WriteN, RTMP send error 104 (30 bytes)
        Caught signal: 13, cleaning up, just a second...
        ERROR: WriteN, RTMP send error 32 (46 bytes)
        ERROR: Failed to resume the stream
        
        Download may be incomplete (downloaded about 83.00%), try resuming
        
        real	4m54.957s
        user	0m0.602s
        sys	0m1.855s
        
        December 11, 2011 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
        • Hi Everyone, we had 2 customers try to send some DOS attacks this morning which may have affected network performance briefly before our filters kicked in and blocked the attacks. Please test streaming again to see if the problem is resolved.

          December 11, 2011 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
    • Attention LEB Community! As a thank you to our existing customers we will double the uplink speed on anyone’s current UFO1-UFO4 plan. To take advantage of this free, lifetime upgrade please submit a support ticket requesting a, “LEB Uplink Upgrade” – This offer is only valid for the next week (expires 12/18/11) and applies to existing UFO1 through UFO4 OpenVZ/Xen/KVM VPSes only.

      Thanks again to everyone that has supported us this past year!

      December 11, 2011 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  11. Matt T:

    I got one of the NY Abduction Promos. Instant setup & everything working fine. Very pleased.

    December 11, 2011 @ 2:47 am | Reply
  12. Paul:

    They’ve certainly put a lot of effort to making their site a visual candy. Looks really good and it seems a lot of people are enjoying their service as well. They’re one for keepers I guess.

    December 11, 2011 @ 10:20 am | Reply
    • Hi Paul, I am happy that you like the look of our website. We have tried very hard to make our site as clean and visually appealing as possible.

      December 11, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
  13. john:

    Las Vegas Server is down again.

    December 11, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
    • Hi John, all servers in Las Vegas are online. Any downtime you experienced was likely a result of an incoming/outgoing attack before being filtered by our network security system. If this is not the case and you are still having an issue please contact us directly and we will look into your issue asap.

      December 11, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
  14. Leo:

    Anyway you guys can acept a $15 dollar payment with moneybookers rsrs? Had some problem to verify my credit card at paypal and ended up using moneybookers.

    December 12, 2011 @ 2:57 am | Reply
  15. Charles Cron:

    New customer here, I got the 15/yr plan, so far so good!

    Good luck to you guys/gals, hope to see you grow!

    And to the rest of you quit running benchmarks damn. Be a good neighbor!

    December 12, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
  16. Blackstorm72:

    I was with AlienVPS before they switched into this website template. Only problem was a RAM upgrade that was forgotten but given to for free.

    Great company. New York servers are outstanding. They were my first VPS company to go with, since then I jumped to dedi’s.

    AlienVPS keep up the good work, my VPS back then was great and I hope you keep them rolling. Russell really knows his stuff. Helped me out through Kloxo and made it easy to understand as a first VPS owner.

    December 13, 2011 @ 6:43 am | Reply
  17. bluerfoot:

    Hi if I go for the 4 per month and use centos 6 will yum upgrades work?

    December 13, 2011 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
  18. Roro Qiu:

    I ordered one. Setup quick. But no support until now as I opened a ticket asking for help with their Centos 5 with openvpn for 12 hours. No live chat also. I left a message and no one contact me, either.

    December 14, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
    • Hi All,

      In an effort to improve the AlienLayer experience we have just hired 4 additional support reps. We now have a total of 7 support reps to assist customers. As a result of the new hires we now have 24/7 live chat coverage. Support desk is staffed 24/7 as usual however response times should now be improved with the additional staff on board.

      December 16, 2011 @ 9:11 am | Reply
  19. skoz:

    signed up for the 15/yr plan. see how it goes.

    December 16, 2011 @ 3:01 am | Reply
  20. Signed up for 4$ plan WZ Varp 1. So far everything is OK. The process was smooth and the vps was up instantly.

    Let’s see how it will perform from now on, but I hope for the best!

    December 16, 2011 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
  21. Mike:

    I never compalin but I have to on this. I ordered the abduction promo three days ago, installed their Centos with kloxo from their options and they nulled my ip. Have entered a ticket and have been put off for two and a half days. Not a good experience at all.

    December 16, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  22. carter:

    Any chance for IPv6 support? can anyone ask their support?
    or simply test if kernel support IPv6?

    ifconfig should print
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    for the loopback :)

    Thanks!

    December 16, 2011 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
    • paul:

      IPv6 works on LV but not NY. Russell set up addresses for me and they work fine. But LV and NY appear to BOTH be down right now. Sort of defeats the idea of having vps’s at both sites for geo-redundancy. Hmm.

      December 17, 2011 @ 7:18 am | Reply
      • paul:

        Well, I guess NY is up, it’s just taking a VERY long time to respond to ssh. Ping time is a little worse than usual but not awful. I wonder what’s going on.

        December 17, 2011 @ 7:20 am | Reply
      • paul:

        Actually this ultra slow ssh may be caused by tucows nameserver being wedged somehow. Not sure.

        December 17, 2011 @ 7:28 am | Reply
      • carter:

        Thanks. As far as I know they plan to come up with IPv6 support in NY in January next year.
        Could someone please check in his VPS if IPv6 support is already in kernel? So it’s possible to use he.net as IPv6 tunnel?

        December 17, 2011 @ 10:13 am | Reply
        • paul:

          Carter, there are a lot of different templates available so it’s not practical to check ALL the kernels. I’d expect more common newer ones will have v6 enabled. I’m using Centos 5 on my LV VPS and v6 is enabled and works. The one thing missing is v6 reverse DNS which is being worked on. I believe the same kernels are available in NY as in LV. I can’t conveniently check right now though.

          December 19, 2011 @ 7:32 am | Reply
        • carter:

          Yup, I’ve got a 4$ VPS in NY with Debian 32bit Template – IPv6 Tunnel is working fine :)

          December 19, 2011 @ 9:20 am | Reply
  23. lhw:

    Bought the 15$/year Abduction Plan yesterday. Seems pretty good to me. Disk i/o is about 7MB/s. Download/Upload is actually far beyond the advertised rates. I tested with iperf and got 85Mb/s to my german server in both directions.

    December 17, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
  24. c4commando:

    i still haven’t got my ticket to take my money thru
    it’s been 12 hours
    #610860 – Upgrade plan

    December 17, 2011 @ 1:00 am | Reply
    • We have replied to your ticket immediately after it was opened. I am the only one on our team that can perform upgrades. I am sorry for the delay however we have been very busy the past 24 hours and upgrade requests are considered non-urgent requests. We have created the upgrade order and just updated your ticket.

      December 17, 2011 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
  25. john:

    Las Vegas is down again.

    December 17, 2011 @ 2:49 am | Reply
  26. Alien-Russell:

    We are currently performing router maintenance. We have posted an announcement about this.

    December 17, 2011 @ 2:51 am | Reply
  27. I have a completely idle OpenVZ VPS. This is how it’s weekly load graph looks like in munin:
    http://postimage.org/image/s5bzollxn/

    Nothing really unusual, just though some might be interested in.

    December 17, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
  28. I’m really sorry that I have to come back with some additional comment to my first one here as I’m totally disappointed how AlienVPS deal with my issue. I don’t know who’s fault is this, but maybe the right person will read this comment and figure it out who the guilty person for this.

    On Friday, 16th of December around 13:00 UTC time ( aprox. 7:00 AM EST U.S.) I made a purchase for a 4$ service from AlienVPS. Like I said on my previous comment everything run smooth and I have my VPS up. I started configuration for my needed services and in about 45 minutes a message pop-up that the machine is going down and I got a message that my transaction was marked as possibile fraud and I have to provide some documents.

    No problem, I know the world we live in and I provide 4 documents:
    – passport ID
    – registration paper (I’m network consultant and currently live in another country than my citizenship)
    – my public profile
    – an Orange (mobile telephony provider, for those who don’t know it) bill that prove my current address
    – a screenshot from my PayPal account (from which the payment was made) showing the address.

    I assume that it was more that enough to prove my identity. I did wait for some hours and since nothing happened I contact the support team over Live Chat. Three time over last 3 days. Every time they told me that the problem will be fixed and they will inform their manager. As you assume by my post nothing happened until now.

    Now, I don’t know if it’s support team fault or manager, but I know that this is unacceptable. I work with customers (you can check my profile) in almost the same business, but I never promise something if I cannot deliver! I can understand that it may take time if there is a technical problem which you have to troubleshoot, but it take 5-10 minutes to check some damn papers! I know that a 4$ customer may not have the same expectations as 100 or 1000 or more customer. But if you cannot provide the service for 4$, then don’t sell it for 4$. Sell it for more. It is your business.

    Also I read the ToS and I know that there is not refund and they can deny a customer their service. I don’t need the money back, if this is your idea. I just need an answer to my issue. If the papers are not enough or you are still having doubts about my identity then tell it, not just ignore my efforts. That’s just rude!

    Thank you for reading this long comment!

    December 18, 2011 @ 10:41 am | Reply
    • pechspilz:

      Some of these Maxmind background checks are just plain stupid. For instance, there’s one company which insta-cancels your VPS order if you try to sign up from a VPS server (using a VPN). Some of these folks are really paranoid. Well, I took my money and signed up elsewhere. Having these checks in place more likely prevent business than they prevent fraud.

      Manual activation always takes longer and it sucks to have these documents provided to someone you don’t know (personally, I’d never do that). So, just be a bit more patient, it’s weekend and they’ll probably activate your account on Monday.

      December 18, 2011 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        I understand your point! It’s not about having or not access to the service that I already pay for it, but it’s about communication. If somebody from AlienVPS would take 5 minutes to reply to me with a statement that they can check if only on Monday, well…I would understand.

        Second, this check triggered 30 minutes after I did the payment, most probably by the IP addresses that I use to access the VPS machine (I have multiple VPN and Internet exist points due to my profession). Now what, every time when I travel and I would need to access my machine I will be under surveillance I’ll have to prove my identity?

        December 18, 2011 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
        • Alien-Russell:

          Hi Calin, I am the only one that can verify identity information and remove fraud alerts. It is my fault it has taken so long and I apologize for that. Once verified we will add a free month of service as a result of you extended wait.

          As for our refund policy, in the event that a suspicious customer cannot sufficiently verify their identity we always refund the original payment made to us.

          I am reviewing your docs now and will update you through your current ticket.

          December 18, 2011 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
        • Hello Russell,

          Somehow I cannot reply to your comment here, so I’m adding it as a response to mine.

          First of all thanks for your reply!

          Second, thanks for your one month free offer, but really it’s not needed. I’m not a cheap guy and I know that you also have to pay for your contracted services. You need some stable customers that are willing to pay. I’m one of those customers, if the services are worth. Maybe it was a very bad coincidence what happened with my purchase. I signed up based on AlienVPS good reviews, that’s why I was so astonished that nobody replies to my issue.

          The ticket number is #194841
          We’ll keep the track there and for the rest of guys here I will add the result in new reply.

          Thanks!

          December 18, 2011 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
  29. Wira:

    Hello,

    Do you have a component upgrade? I mean if I want to upgrade only the disk space or maybe just the RAM.
    @Russel : would you please have a look on my ticket 312198.
    Thanks..

    December 18, 2011 @ 11:47 am | Reply
  30. Mike:

    Why is there activity here but my ticket has gone unanswered for days in end? I bought the abduction promo and had my ip nulled within 24 hrs?

    December 18, 2011 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
  31. Mike, please send me your ticket ID and I will investigate asap.

    December 18, 2011 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  32. adityaj:

    Just got a new $15 VPS…excellent performance…Didn’t need support yet so cannot comment on that…got a disk io 106 MB/s

    December 18, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
    • carter:

      Could you check if IPv6 support is enabled on your VPS? .. somehow no one answer my simple question :(

      December 18, 2011 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
      • Only in LV

        lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
                  inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
                  inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
        

        But I don’t have any ipv6

        December 18, 2011 @ 11:49 pm | Reply
        • carter:

          wow, thanks :) so, ustun or tb-tun should be working fine :D

          December 19, 2011 @ 12:04 am | Reply
        • Got the mine working now :)

          # ping6 ipv6.google.com
          PING ipv6.google.com(nuq04s09-in-x13.1e100.net) 56 data bytes
          64 bytes from nuq04s09-in-x13.1e100.net: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=17.2 ms
          
          --- ipv6.google.com ping statistics ---
          1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
          rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 17.266/17.266/17.266/0.000 ms
          

          But maybe they are able to put you in a node with ipv6 support in New York if you still want that location. It just needs the kernel support, as you say.

          December 19, 2011 @ 12:37 am | Reply
        • Oh and btw, this isn’t a recent VPS with them. Still the abduction plan, but isn’t from this offer (old nodes).

          December 19, 2011 @ 12:37 am | Reply
      • paul:

        ipv6 is enabled in the kernel but to actually get ipv6 addresses you have to request them through a ticket. I did that, got addresses, tested them, they work. I don’t know how many different ways there are to say that.

        December 19, 2011 @ 7:36 am | Reply
  33. Mike:

    Ticket is #995174, I ordered the abduction promo loaded your Centos Kloxo installation and put a 5 page html site up and it went down, I was told IP was nulled but no reason.

    December 18, 2011 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  34. Miki:

    I am a proud owner of Warp 8 for 24 hours now. It’s a lot better experience than it was setting up a deasoft US VPS(which is not bad at all for $6 I was paying for the last year and a half). And seems to be much more stable. Didn’t try any video streaming, as it’s not the intention of my machine. But so far so good. Here are my thoughts on the service:
    – Data transfer between servers using rsync and scp went flawlessly at full 100Mbps speeds.
    – Yum update went through without a hitch.
    – All yum repos and packages work fine.
    – All software I need is there and working.
    – The clock is correct (a big deal to me, since deasoft VPS had drifting clock problems).
    – CentOS 6 is way cooler than 5 ;-)

    I don’t know much about uptime. But I hope it’ll be good.
    And just to be clear, I am happy with deasoft as a service, but their offer at this moment is not as good value as AlienVPS one.

    December 19, 2011 @ 11:58 am | Reply
  35. Mike:

    Can you check my ticket again by any chance? #995174

    December 19, 2011 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
  36. Striker:

    Do tickets get answered here? Support seems really slow.

    December 20, 2011 @ 1:30 am | Reply
    • Support is normally pretty fast however this sale has resulted in slower than normal support times as we deal with a higher number of tickets than usual. We have hired 4 more support reps to help so I would say our support is getting much better. If you are a current customer and have an outstanding issue please let me know and I will look into it asap.

      December 20, 2011 @ 6:55 am | Reply
      • Keith:

        What happen to that guy Don? He always answered my tickets quickly and resolved them, cool guy and very helpful, he seemed like the type of person who cared and respected the Alienlayer company. I hope your 4 new people are like him, I haven’t had him respond to any of my recent tickets though. I mentioned him on your twitter in a review/tweet I did about AL.

        Keith.

        December 20, 2011 @ 7:25 am | Reply
    • paul:

      I’ve opened two tickets and both were handled with reasonable speed. One was a request for ipv6 addresses (took a day or so of back-and-forth) and the other was the host node running out of disk space (handled within minutes). I suppose it would have been better if the out-of-space condition had been spotted by automatic monitoring instead of by a user, but I can’t fault the response speed once I reported it. Details are on last month’s thread.

      December 20, 2011 @ 7:34 am | Reply
  37. koteo:

    Hello, yesterday I paid like a normal person 10$ for the vps warp2 and today when I tried to access I´ve seen Suspension Reason: “possible fraud”. Why you suspended my account and didn´t sent me any mail with the real reason of my suspension and you directly suspend my account? I went paypal and tried to get back my money. Now I don´t want any reason, I think first of all to say one person is doing a possible fraud you need proofs.

    Bye and I don´t want more any account at alienvps.

    December 20, 2011 @ 6:53 am | Reply
    • Alien-Russell:

      Koteo, since you chose not to verify your billing info you were refunded immediately.

      As of yesterday we have instituted a new policy and no longer are auto suspending possible fraudulent orders. Instead we are giving users 24 hours to respond before any suspensions are made.

      December 21, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
  38. carter:

    Great.. now my VPS is suspended.. without any notice by mail. Hum.. Sorry, but shouldn’t you send a mail to your customer, even if you think it’s fraud?!

    December 20, 2011 @ 9:00 am | Reply
    • Keith:

      I would think so, sounds fishy, if they suspend a server the client should no matter what be provided a suspension notification, is it marked Suspended in your Client Area? If it is… then it should of provided you a WHMCS automation suspension e-mail notification unless they handle that option manually, which would be strange.

      Keith

      December 20, 2011 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
      • carter:

        Yep, it’s marked suspended – no mail until yet. Reason is possible PayPal. They marked the payment in “Resolution Center” as “Inquiry by PayPal”. Status in PayPal is “Awaiting other party’s (seller) response” – Great response.

        December 20, 2011 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
  39. mike:

    Hello Russell, if you are on can you check ticket #994865. Thanks

    December 23, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  40. Wira:

    Hello,

    Anyone on NY15 here? Do you have several downtime in these pass few days? And also currently having server high load now.. (above 60 on 1m)

    @Russel : does this server still not stable enough to be used on production? Three downtime in a row in one day I believe it’s really not acceptable…

    Thanks

    December 24, 2011 @ 2:42 am | Reply
  41. Wira:

    NY15 has been down for more than 3 hours now…. :(
    Anyobody else having the same issue here?

    December 24, 2011 @ 5:29 am | Reply
  42. I'm at NY15:

    My VPS on NY15 was down too. The server just back to online but a little bit slow.
    Just in case, I’m backup all my site data now.

    December 24, 2011 @ 6:51 am | Reply
    • Wira:

      Here are some of my last result of dd test..

      [root@neptune ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
      8192+0 records in
      8192+0 records out
      536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 18.2923 seconds, 29.3 MB/s
      [root@neptune ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
      8192+0 records in
      8192+0 records out
      536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 20.2772 seconds, 26.5 MB/s
      [root@neptune ~]#
      

      Which is very very bad compared with last week test which had above 200MB/s result..

      December 26, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
      • Sad. I am on some old nodes and they still are giving me >60-70MB/s

        The ioping isn’t very consistent but this works fine.

        December 26, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
  43. mike:

    Have had a ticket open since 12/22 :( Service needs to be much better.

    December 27, 2011 @ 12:28 am | Reply
    • More sadness today. Bump your ticket, or open another one, maybe they will answer you u_u

      December 27, 2011 @ 3:18 am | Reply
  44. Edward:

    I ordered the Warp 1 package earlier today, and it’s already suffering from downtime. >_> I’m hoping it’s not this bad else I’m going to have to move my stuff once again.

    December 28, 2011 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  45. Steve:

    I can’t even get on their website now… Hope this isn’t another provider to be added to the deadpool.

    December 28, 2011 @ 2:14 am | Reply
  46. HuluWa:

    All down, including their main website, WHMCS, SolusVM….

    December 28, 2011 @ 2:14 am | Reply
    • Wira:

      OMG….. I haven’t backup my site on themm…. :(
      Hope they won’t be in deadpool list….

      December 28, 2011 @ 2:28 am | Reply
      • HuluWa:

        I just migrated data to them few day ago. God bless

        December 28, 2011 @ 2:39 am | Reply
        • Alien-Russell:

          BGP failed on our core router. We have just fixed and everything is back up now.

          December 28, 2011 @ 3:12 am | Reply
        • paul:

          Well, my NY6 vps is down, won’t reboot and stay rebooted, ssh to serial console says “Error: Domain ‘vm256’ does not exist.” and disconnects. Data on the vps is inaccessible. I have offline copies of everything but this isn’t good.

          December 28, 2011 @ 3:55 am | Reply
        • paul:

          Above seems to be sorted now, and my vps is back up. It occurs to me that I don’t know if it is configured to auto-reboot after such an outage if nothing goes wrong with the control system (as seems to have happened here).

          December 28, 2011 @ 4:55 am | Reply
  47. Jamie:

    Someone posted something on their Twitter ~50 minutes ago, so someone is around. :/

    December 28, 2011 @ 2:39 am | Reply
  48. HuluWa:

    In the first day of 2012, AlienVPS has been down for 3 times… now down again

    January 1, 2012 @ 3:00 am | Reply
  49. Rodrigo Linfati:

    vps down, node ny12, ticket 852358

    January 1, 2012 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  50. Alex:

    Got a new Warp 4 on Dec 27. Canceled today.

    1. No route to my existing vps. (hosted with them!)
    2. dd test

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=1k oflag=dsync
    1024+0 records in
    1024+0 records out
    67108864 bytes (67 MB) copied, 57.1869 s, 1.2 MB/s
    

    3. Network latency

    PING alienlayer.com (199.167.194.101) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=1 ttl=62 time=0.690 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=2 ttl=62 time=22.4 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=3 ttl=62 time=29.5 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=4 ttl=62 time=58.7 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=5 ttl=62 time=24.7 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=6 ttl=62 time=24.0 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=7 ttl=62 time=5.17 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=8 ttl=62 time=364 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=9 ttl=62 time=103 ms
    64 bytes from 199.167.194.101: icmp_seq=10 ttl=62 time=11.9 ms
    
    January 3, 2012 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
  51. I also got a Warp 4 VPS from them yesterday. It’s been very underwhelming so far:

    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2012-01-03 21:56:39--  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 2.10M/s   in 53s     
    
    2012-01-03 21:57:34 (1.88 MB/s) - “/dev/null” saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    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, 41.4973 s, 25.9 MB/s
    

    Anybody know if I can get my money back if I cancel now?

    January 4, 2012 @ 5:59 am | Reply
  52. Please run your tests again, there were a few clients abusing node resources which have since been removed.

    January 4, 2012 @ 6:38 am | Reply
    • It’s now a little better:

      2012-01-03 23:08:42 (3.38 MB/s) – “/dev/null” saved [104857600/104857600]
      and
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 28.6762 s, 37.4 MB/s

      but it’s still no where near the numbers the support team told me I would get. I also ran UnixBench and got these numbers:

      8 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
      System Benchmarks Index Score 56.6

      8 CPUs in system; running 8 parallel copies of tests
      System Benchmarks Index Score 228.2

      These are the worst UnixBench scores I’ve seen in a VPS.

      January 4, 2012 @ 7:16 am | Reply
    • Just ran the tests again and got a lot better results:

      wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      –2012-01-04 00:51:07– 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 80.7M/s in 1.2s

      2012-01-04 00:51:09 (80.7 MB/s) – “/dev/null” saved [104857600/104857600]

      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, 11.3418 s, 94.7 MB/s

      I’m not sure if you did something Russell, if you did then thank you very much. I hope this keeps up and isn’t just a mirage.

      January 4, 2012 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  53. Alex:

    1. Still no routes to my existing vps and no response to my ticket that’s been open since dec 27.

    2. dd improved
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=1k oflag=dsync
    1024+0 records in
    1024+0 records out
    67108864 bytes (67 MB) copied, 2.88683 s, 23.2 MB/s

    3. Latency is better at 3 am cst, but still need to see what is is during prime time cst.

    I think Russell’s heart is in the right place, he just needs to hire some help. Unfortunately I won’t be staying around to see it improve. Funny thing is that the only vps I’m not having any problems with cost $19/year.

    January 4, 2012 @ 8:44 am | Reply
  54. Alex:

    612112, 154188, and 723148.

    January 4, 2012 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  55. Roland:

    deadpool?

    vserver down, support mail bounces:


    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    pipe to |/home/webrulon/public_html/order/pipe/pipe.php
    generated by support@webrulon.com

    The following text was generated during the delivery attempt:

    —— pipe to |/home/webrulon/public_html/order/pipe/pipe.php
    generated by support@webrulon.com ——

    January 5, 2012 @ 9:58 am | Reply
    • The email bounced because that is no longer the correct support email. Please visit my.webrulon.com to submit a support ticket for any webrulon.com related services.

      January 5, 2012 @ 10:26 am | Reply
      • Roland:

        so:

        1) the vserver running a dns was shut down by alienware without a notice, and not restared..
        2) support contacts as described in the order/account information email are invalid. no information received besides the comment above.

        January 6, 2012 @ 8:32 am | Reply
        • Alien-Russell:

          Hi, I am a little confused about your issue. You are saying that you signed up with Alienlayer but trying to send your support issues to webrulon. These are two separate services each with their own helpdesks.

          For Alienlayer client area please visit: https://my.alienlayer.com

          For Webrulon client area please visit: https://my.webrulon.com

          The correct support email for each site is support:at:webrulon.com and support:at:alienlayer.com

          You may also email me directly at russell at webrulon

          All emails and helpdesks are working fine.

          January 6, 2012 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  56. Roland:

    it’s your contact address that you use on paypal…

    January 6, 2012 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
    • Alien-Russell:

      Please email me directly and I will attend to your issue.

      January 6, 2012 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
  57. Edgar:

    In 1 month the server has rebooted so many times, that I choose not to renew payment.
    Support said that is for maintenance, but all month with maintenance??

    January 11, 2012 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
  58. james:

    support is very slow,hmm…

    January 12, 2012 @ 12:58 am | Reply
  59. Ian Lacerda:

    Recently my account services were flagged as possible fraud. I have sent emails to the billing department comproving my payments with paypal for over a day. When will I receive an answer? I am having losses with this delay. I’m really dissapointed with the reponse time of billing department. Ticked ID: #872173

    January 26, 2012 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  60. Anybody know if Alien VPS have an SLA for uptime %? In the month I’ve been with them, I’ve had 15 down times with the longest being over 1 and a half hour.

    February 1, 2012 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
    • I asked several times and they just ignore/evade the question ¬_¬ annoying

      February 1, 2012 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
    • paul:

      If you can’t find it on their web site, chances are it doesn’t exist ;-). FWIW, I have two alien vps’s and I don’t think either one has had any unexpected actual downtime (one has been up for almost 4 months, the other about 1 month because I rebooted it myself at that time for some reason). But, both have had partial outages (network interruption several times, host node out of disk space on one occasion). Overall I’m pretty satisfied. I’m a little more LEB-aware now, but I found it astonishing at first that services this cheap could work at all.

      Even if there’s an SLA, the usual compensation you’d get in case of a failure is some extra service, let’s say it’s a free extra month. Since that’s worth $4 in the most expensive plan I remember Alien offering here (my own two plans are $14/year and $24/year iirc), I don’t know if it would really make you feel any different. I think the lesson is to not use this type of service for anything critical. There are still plenty of other uses for them.

      February 1, 2012 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
  61. gary:

    LV9 is down again, just once a week…

    February 17, 2012 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
  62. gary:

    Still down and no response

    February 19, 2012 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  63. After being a day ON, then OFF, could not take it anymore, they give up.
    To have that, better to have nothing.

    February 20, 2012 @ 1:30 am | Reply
  64. paul:

    Mine’s been down at least 2x in the past week or so… I guess I should figure out how to use inetd instead of starting my processes manually. I didn’t expect them to crash that often.

    February 20, 2012 @ 2:19 am | Reply
  65. Well, yes, mine too.

    Is totally absurd how a company uses untested software for their production stuff.. this has become a joke.

    February 20, 2012 @ 2:36 am | Reply
  66. Joe Merit:

    Request to be moved to a server that doesnt have vswap enabled if you want more stability.

    February 20, 2012 @ 2:41 am | Reply
    • Yes, I did that, and I waited days and days until I got my move ¬¬ Seems to be fine now… heh

      February 20, 2012 @ 3:10 am | Reply
  67. HuluWa:

    NY12 Down again, aha

    February 23, 2012 @ 10:34 am | Reply
  68. Frank:

    Picked up the inexpensive yearly plan for both locations to test them out and see how well they are. Only been a few days, but my VPS on NY14 has gone down numerous times every day. The other one on LV12 has been much better. Happy overall, rather disappointed with NY though.

    Like I said though, only been a few days. If everything remains as it has been, I may upgrade to a bigger package in LV and avoid NY like the plague.

    March 1, 2012 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  69. john:

    LV9 has been down since yesterday, no ticket response.

    March 2, 2012 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
  70. Drazilo:

    The main site is not working and so isn’t my FTP or SSH.

    March 5, 2012 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  71. Kamran:

    I used these guys before..don’t recommend it. Had so much downtime and their support was terrible

    March 13, 2012 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
    • rob:

      having similar issues with them, their customer service on the support ticket is non existent and blatantly becoming annoying. the newyork node i am on though has only had one major issue and it was repaired quickly, ping times are fantastic to europe and so on, but they really need better customer support.

      March 14, 2012 @ 9:35 pm | Reply
      • I can’t remember my node… But today I had several downtimes. The longest 8 hours. Thanks god I am using it just for bullshit u_u

        March 14, 2012 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
        • Dino Suarez:

          It is total garbage. I was on NY4 and today I’m suddenly put on this failed NY1 server that has been down all day. It doesn’t even make sense unless NY4 was really NY1 all along.

          March 14, 2012 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
        • @Dino probably we are in the same situation heh. I don’t have my credentials now to the CP to see my node names. But yes, has become a piece of crap.

          March 15, 2012 @ 12:01 am | Reply
  72. HuluWa:

    Down 10 times in March. Now is down

    March 15, 2012 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
    • Which node are you on? That way people can at least figure out if it’s just a single node or more.

      March 15, 2012 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
  73. Ok, found my node… ny1

    Great

    671088640 bytes (671 MB) copied, 200.841 s, 3.3 MB/s
    

    Thw weird thing is…

    $ ./ioping .
    --- . (simfs /dev/simfs) ioping statistics ---
    38 requests completed in 37890.0 ms, 5333 iops, 20.8 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.2/0.2/0.0 ms
    

    I know both tests aren’t fully dependant but is weird…

    March 17, 2012 @ 4:13 am | Reply
  74. Ben:

    Maybe its just me, but my alienvps works just fine. Im on NY6. I currently have 14 days uptime, and id say it reboots more than I’d like, but it cost me a dollar a month and the network is typically super fast for me. I wouldn’t use it for something mission critical, but I still love it as an extra shell.

    March 17, 2012 @ 4:21 am | Reply
  75. KevinB:

    I just ordered one of their 512M specials in NY yesterday and I can honestly say it’s been a POS from the start. A soon as it was provisioned ping times were all over the map from 30ms to over 2-3 secs., network speed was horrible and disk i/o was abysmal (around 900k). I opened a ticket and have gotten exactly ONE response from Russel saying “sorry for the problem, I uncapped your network, please try again”. I explained that net speed is NOT the only issue and sent results of the disk issue and explained about the MASSIVE packet loss. Then the server went completely dark for about 6 hrs. It’s back up now but STILL has latency and packet loss, as well as vps performance issues. Support is bordering on non-existant at this point. I don’t expect much for the money, but I DO expect the vps actually works and is at least SEMI-usable, and not totally suck ass. At this point I could never recommend using these guys for anything, as the vps is actually UNusable. It’s only $4, but $4 X = $$ for the owners either way so they need to provide SOME support and at least make sure shit works! All the signs on my vps point to SEVERE oversubscribing so hopefully this warning to STAY AWAY from alienvps will help save some others the same aggravation I, as well as many others here it seems, are experiencing.

    Kevin

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:38 am | Reply
    • After reading all of the negative responses on here, not sure why you’d buy one yesterday :)

      March 22, 2012 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
    • Dejavu… of other company. Magically the support people get dumb and answer like idiot kids…

      March 22, 2012 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  76. KevinB:

    @Damian Well, I try to be unbiased, as I have gone other places with inexpensive prices that didn’t get glowing reviews, but some people had no issues, so I gave them a chance and have been lucky I guess. Most have worked out and the ones that didn’t I dumped and went elsewhere. For my mission critical stuff I use higher end providers, however even on the low end boxes I have always at least gotten a RESPONSE from SOMEONE. In some cases the issue was fixed, if not, as I said, I went elsewhere. As an update for people, I sent 3 requests yesterday for an update, with NO response on the ticket whatsoever, and still nothing as of this morning. Nothing has changed on the vps either, so they haven’t worked on it and obviously don’t give 2 shits about their customers or their reputation. I was considering filing a dispute with Paypal but I don’t even think it’s worth my time for $4. Just add me to the long list of unhappy suckers they got money from. Kind of reminds me of when I got bent over by Hostfail last year. Same feeling. If we’re luck maybe AVPS will suffer the same fate as them.

    March 23, 2012 @ 11:58 am | Reply
  77. Jameson:

    They are deader than dead. No answer on ticket for 20 days. Another bunch of stupid teenagers overselled the sh*t out of themselves.

    Well, nice scam scheme, Alien VPS, not many people will open dispute over $4, and you can go like this for years. I only wish LEB would stop promoting those crooks.

    March 31, 2012 @ 4:09 am | Reply
  78. Support is just as bad for regular hosting accounts. I have had a ticket opened for over a week with no answer.

    March 31, 2012 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

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