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ASCIIDiGital – $5 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 2, 2011 @ 9:09 am, by LowEndAdmin

ASCIIDiGital Via this WHT offer. ASCIIDiGital is offering OpenVZ-based virtual private servers, starting from $5/month for their “VPS Starter” package. That’s their everyday-price — no discount coupon needed. Direct order link.

  • 256MB guaranteed/384MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 200GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

They use their website’s IP (174.121.35.106) as test IP, which rDNS points to ThePlanet, now Softlayer, hosted in their Dallas TX data center. From its About page, ASCIIDiGital is a registered LLC in the state of Arizona, although I can’t seem to be able to find it on Arizona Corporation Commission lookup site. Domain registered in October 2010 with WHOIS masked. NS on adjacent IP address. Well, I guess non-redundant NS might not be their fault, as their website + NS turns out to be just shared hosting with HostGator! Argh.

What else is fishy? asciiDigital’s WHT account is currently “Temporarily Suspended”. What for? I have no idea, but googling his name “Chad Waliser” reveals that there’s quite a bit of history there on WHT. iNetter? FirmbIT? Now he is back at ASCIIDiGital. I’ll stop the speculation here (yes, none of the association is confirmed), and you guys will take over :)

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18 Comments

  1. Hostgator is within Softlayer (ev1) space.

    Their website says their servers are hosted at Equinix datacenters.

    I can’t find them in the Arizona lookup either. I;m including that link since it was a pain to find in the first place.

    June 2, 2011 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
  2. Believe asciiDigical started out on WHT as a server management company… guess now they expanded into selling VPS services. They seem to have some mixed reviews in regards to their ‘server management’ part. Some users reported paid but not received proper service according to agreement. Well, good lucks to their VPS endeavour.

    June 2, 2011 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
    • I use a management company for our servers and I’ve heard horror stories from their end as well. They’ve had customers who assume that they’re going to do everything like third party installs, backups and the like. And when a server does get hacked or something else happens, they get accused of not following through or doing enough to protect them.

      It’s one of the reasons why I don’t do server management. That and I don’t know everything and I’ll be the first to admit it.

      Not defending them and I have never heard of them until this post. Just throwing that out there.

      June 2, 2011 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
  3. ab:

    174.121.35.106

    network:IP-Network-Block:174.121.35.96 – 174.121.35.127
    network:Organization-Name:WebsiteWelcome
    network:Organization-City:Boca Raton
    network:Organization-State:FL
    network:Organization-Zip:33496

    Hostgator??

    June 2, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      Quote LEA: “Well, I guess non-redundant NS might not be their fault, as their website + NS turns out to be just shared hosting with HostGator! Argh.”

      June 2, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
    • AFAIK, websitewelcome.com is a white label reseller domain for HostGator.

      June 2, 2011 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
      • ab:

        Its not a white label reseller , it’s hg’s general ns/domain/etc for shared too

        June 7, 2011 @ 1:35 am | Reply
  4. Their IP seems to be different when asked about lowendbox.com they say that the IP given here is wrong and the original IP is

    184.107.48.25

    June 6, 2011 @ 7:49 am | Reply
  5. He:

    Test IP for vps is 184.107.48.25.
    Located at Montreal, Canada.
    Not the same as their website.

    June 22, 2011 @ 8:10 am | Reply
  6. They are many hosts who like to keep their main site away from their nodes for example AlienVPS they seem to be one of them who do that. But I don’t think there is nothing wrong in that.

    June 26, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  7. I tried them out…here some things you should keep in mind..

    Sometimes they might just delete your support tickets. For a good point they move your site fast and free. If you want your money back you might have to think twice. I didn’t get mine yet.

    July 30, 2011 @ 5:55 am | Reply
  8. Mark Field:

    I ordered web site registration and web hosting from ASCIIDIGITAL.com on Dec 19, 2012. After 12 days of nothing and multiple complaints, we cancelled the service with them.
    A competitor got us registered and online in 30 minutes.
    ASCIIDIGITAL.com is a fraud company. The will not do the work they promise. They do not respond to complaints and they will not refund my measly $37 for the service.
    DO NOT DO BUSINESS with CHAD WASILER or ASCIIDIGITAL.com based in MESA, AZ. This a 1 man show who works from a house in Mesa, AZ and he never answers the phone. I opened up 4 support tickets complaining about how long getting us registered took and that I want to cancel based on his 30 day money back guarantee. He just closes the support tickets without ever responding.
    This guy has no class and no regard for any customer.
    GO ELSEWHERE.

    January 3, 2013 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
    • Gunadi:

      oh well,same with me dude
      i just ordered and status is paid with paypal
      but my server’s status still pending
      when i try to chat sales,they say busy ,working hard,deleting some node and blablabla
      ok never mind,but,if your server stock is empty,please post on your page. so people doesn’t feel cheated because you say instant activation (advice for asciidigital). i will waiting for 1×24 again,if my server still pending,i dont recomended to everyone to use this provider.
      + cheap,good offers
      – slow response

      September 1, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  9. Rumesh:

    dont get servers with asciidigital.com. there are very bad, please look my chat history

    Now online: Leave a question or comment and our agents will try to attend to you shortly =)
    You (click to change)
    hi
    You are currently being served by
    Chad Waliser
    Chad Waliser
    Hi, how can we help you today? =)
    You (click to change)
    still u didnt add ips to the WHM
    Chad Waliser
    m roshan?
    I did
    hold on
    let me check again
    You (click to change)
    ok
    i checked, u didnt add
    Chad Waliser
    sorry ill do that now sir
    You (click to change)
    please do it,
    look there renewal invoice already created, but still i didnt used it
    Chad Waliser
    can youi pay?
    if you pay now I will add ips
    and give you a month free
    You (click to change)
    still i have dates to renew
    Chad Waliser
    next month I mean
    You (click to change)
    end of the period i will check and pay
    Chad Waliser
    please pay now
    please
    You (click to change)
    first have to end of the current job,
    still wating for your job
    please add the ips now
    Chad Waliser
    ok I will
    but will you pay the invoice for me?
    please
    You (click to change)
    why should i pay now
    i already paid for the current month
    Chad Waliser
    because I need it
    your invoice is due though
    can you please
    Ill give you another 60 ips for free if you do
    I promise
    200 just arrived
    You (click to change)
    how do i belive you
    Chad Waliser
    trust me
    you can trust me brother
    You (click to change)
    first end of the first month server congigrations , after we can do others
    Chad Waliser
    now
    please
    thank you
    You (click to change)
    i have 10 days more to renew, what are you saying, first add the ips to the server, and then we can renew for next month
    Chad Waliser
    done
    You (click to change)
    let me check
    no still not
    still not add
    or please give me the facility to add ips
    i cant add ips from my end
    Please contact your server administrator to add, edit, or remove IPs
    Chad Waliser
    brb
    You (click to change)
    waiting for u r reply
    Chad Waliser
    can you at least pay half of the invoice now?
    I will give you the other half for free
    for the trouble
    how about that?
    You (click to change)
    why are asking only money
    Chad Waliser
    in order to get you these IPs i need you to pay the invoice now
    please and thank you
    i need to order more ips
    because we ran out
    You (click to change)
    why should i pay now, i have another 10 days more, even i didnt use u r server
    Chad Waliser
    so you will only pay 57
    ok
    i know im just asking for a favor
    that is all
    I need the help desperately
    I would greatly appreciate it man
    really
    You (click to change)
    if i have money now, i will pay half, but now i dont have,
    to may clients left me,
    Chad Waliser
    how much do you have right now
    You (click to change)
    please add the ips to what i paid server,
    Chad Waliser
    ok I will
    but just wondering
    how much do you have right now
    You (click to change)
    i need to keep my clients
    Chad Waliser
    just wondering
    You (click to change)
    if they all left me, what should i do,
    please add the ips or, give me the facility to add
    can you do
    Chad Waliser
    yes
    how much money do you have right now?
    You (click to change)
    brother trust me, just start the month, so no income these days
    at least have to pass 15 days to get money from my clents
    Chad Waliser
    ok will do
    one moment
    adding ips now
    You (click to change)
    oh, thanks
    done ?
    Chad Waliser
    yes
    Chad Waliser has left the chat, but don’t worry. We will still be able to retrieve any messages you leave behind.
    You (click to change)
    no still didnt you add ips, u said tust you. look twice u said u add the ips, but still didnt add, please add the ips
    System has 0 free ips.
    Customer Service
    We apologize for keeping you waiting. Our operators are busy at the moment,
    please leave us a message with your email address and we’ll get back to you shortly.
    You are currently being served by
    Chad Waliser
    Chad Waliser
    try now
    Chad Waliser has left the chat, but don’t worry. We will still be able to retrieve any messages you leave behind.
    You (click to change)
    no
    securedservers.com
    System has 0 free ips.
    Last message received at 3:03pm

    We’re online

    March 19, 2014 @ 4:33 am | Reply
  10. Noname:

    The cunt is doge as fuck

    July 31, 2014 @ 6:48 am | Reply

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