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BigScoots – $6.95 128MB OpenZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 28, 2011 @ 1:14 pm, by LowEndAdmin

BigScoots Scott from BigScoots sent me an email about their recent pricing update. 50% off everything on their fully managed VPS hosting packages. Their lowest end offering is now $6.95/month that comes with

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Order the above package here. Servers with Continuum Data Centers in Chicago IL. Scott mentioned that “The kicker is the fact we offer full management across all of our VPS services in addition to FREE UNLIMITED IPs!”. However “full management” does not seem to apply to the two cheaper packages (they are willing to provide as much support as possible though, according to Scott). And unlimited IPs?! Must be from an alternate universe where the availability of IPv4 addresses is infinity. Pricing wise it is very 2008, i.e. not enough bang for the buck in 2011. It does have a nice website, although nice looking website is usually not a requirement for stable service (i.e. prgmr or ramhost).

Domain registered in April 2010, and pair of DNS run on the same box. Business run by Scott and Justin from Florida. And I hope Scott is not sarcastic when he mentioned his place of residence.

8 Comments

  1. Tom:

    Wish I had a van to live in…
    80’s rocked…

    February 28, 2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  2. $6 with 128 and 50gb of data. hm… go back to 80 again

    February 28, 2011 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
  3. There is a certain level of quality to expect from BigScoots thus the potential differences in price from what you fine folks have come to expect here at lowendbox. We provide the unlimited IPs with the understanding that we will not solely drain the IPV4 resource. As we continue to grow we will continue to provide IPs free of charge providing they are used for reasonable purposes and not just sitting idle.

    We don’t claim to provide full management without cPanel as there are certain third party applications that give us a run for our money, but as our current customers can attest to, there has yet to be an individual or issue we haven’t resolved in a timely manner and considered full management in every sense of the word.

    and… the scottstapley.com will provide you with a fantastic SNL quote that everyone should come to appreciate if you cannot recognize the origin :)

    February 28, 2011 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
  4. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    So, BigScoots I need 60 IPV4s IPs to host various websites, think you can give me them?

    February 28, 2011 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
  5. Someone:

    This is waste of money and a big rip off. They are asking for a lot and offering so little, you can get XEN 128 for way cheaper. Also, there are no unlimited IPs!

    February 28, 2011 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
  6. Well that would be your opinion, however, I can assure you your notions are unfounded. If you don’t have experience with fully managed VPS’ then you wouldn’t understand the different cost brackets.

    … and I can assure you, you will not use more IPs then we have available. Therefore relating our IP offer directly to yourself, yes they are in fact unlimited.

    March 1, 2011 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  7. I actually kinda like the offer. Provided the service is indeed 24/7 and top notch (for that money it better be), there are certain scenarios which make this offer attractive.
    F.e. if you want to do webhosting and offer your a free ded. IP with each hosting account for SSL or even bundle it with a SSLcert you resell for a profit and all that. Since IPs on VPS can be very expensive and some providers even have a limit on the total IPs you can have …

    March 1, 2011 @ 5:50 am | Reply

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