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AlienVPS - $5 256MB OpenVZ VPS

AlienVPS Via this WHT offer. AlienVPS seems to have a set of new VPS plans since I last blogged about them 2 months ago. Now “UFO 1” starts cheaper at $5/month, but with less resources. You get

  • 256MB memory
  • 25GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Their servers are still in Phoenix I believe, and their website is still hosted with HostGator. Read my previous blog post for more backgrounds.

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  1. webcrawler:

    Yeah maybe they are hostgator reseller. their ssl comes with hostgator 404.

    October 5, 2010 @ 10:42 am | Reply
  2. flyah:

    Domain was registered last July.
    Domain is hosted in Hostgator.

    Would someone trust them?

    October 5, 2010 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
  3. To webcrawler:

    We are not a hostgator reseller. Our hosting for our website is with hostgator in case any of our nodes go down, our website will remain online.

    October 5, 2010 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  4. chachiris:

    then, wouldn’t it be better to buy vps from hostgator than from you?

    October 6, 2010 @ 1:03 am | Reply
    • I don’t think they resell HostGator’s VPS. HostGator VPS also starts at ~$20/month.

      October 6, 2010 @ 1:05 am | Reply
    • Jamie:

      I can assure you they don’t. I ordered a plan through them a month or so ago and it was based in Arizona with PhoenixNAP, and i believe Hostgator strictly uses ThePlanet.

      October 6, 2010 @ 1:59 am | Reply
  5. webcrawler:

    @john i said maybe; thats good to hear (those read a few we dont like resellers :-)). but a vps provider without ssl. i dont go for it.

    to all serious webhosters please take my few advice;
    1) host your own site on a dedicated server not from hostgator like this.
    2) have an ssl
    3) if you use whmcs; paid for the link removal(no branding) otherwise you look cheap.
    4) dont use zopim live chat (too common ;-))
    5) Care for your design – if not beautiful make it simple.
    6) have payment method of at least two – eg.paypal and credit card
    7) then delivered.

    October 6, 2010 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      1) if it’s stable, I don’t care where it’s hosted. I want it hosted offsite so that any problems with the VPS network don’t affect uptime of the website and support facilities. Apart from that it could be hosted anywhere. As long as it’s stable and available.

      2) I agree here, assuming you’re meaning they should NOT use a self-signed cert.

      3) I don’t mind. I’d rather the money was spent on something that will actually affect my service, rather than spent on making whmcs look a bit nicer. How often does a customer actually see whmcs?

      4) Does it work? That’s all I care about. I don’t want a provider to be different for the sake of it. I just want things to work, and for a good price.

      5) I’d rather it was simple than it was beautiful. Spend time making the service stand out, not the website. Again, as long as it works…

      6) I agree here, it looks a lot more professional, but I don’t really like to see a provider accepting all sorts of weird and wonderful payment methods. There are some who accept payment by SMS. That just attracts kids imo, and I don’t want some dumb kid bogging down the server.

      November 21, 2010 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
  6. Luke:

    I have been with AlienVPS for 3 or so months, at first it was great. I have been unable to connect to my VPS for the past 3 weeks. I have emailed support, they did get back to me very quickly, but my issue is yet to be resolved.

    I am pretty dissappointed in the service, I prepad a year. I won’t be renewing.

    November 21, 2010 @ 6:25 am | Reply

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