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Binary Computer Solutions – $4.95 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 17, 2011 @ 7:23 am, by LowEndAdmin

Binary Computer Solutions Blaine from Binary Computer Solutions emailed me about their special OpenVZ VPS package that fits LowEndBox’s listing criteria. “Budget Bonus” VPS plan can be ordered with this link, and it’s $4.95/month with the following features:

  • 512MB memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 2TB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

Payment in either PayPal or Google Checkout. Coupon code 10percent also gives 10% off first invoice. Servers hosted with SingleHop in Chicago. Apparently “the servers are 3.06GHz i3 540 with two cores assigned to each VPS”, i.e. low end stuff with possibly 7200RPM desktop-grade SATA drives. Domain has been registered since November 2008.

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31 Comments

  1. Spo0lsh:

    Hi,
    I can not find any AUP/TOS :(

    August 17, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply
  2. If you click on ‘web hosting accounts’ they’re at the foot of the following page, not ideal though.

    August 17, 2011 @ 8:31 am | Reply
  3. dpflap:

    I would never buy a thing from people who don’t even have a proper website, presto. It’s not 1990s anymore.

    August 17, 2011 @ 10:44 am | Reply
  4. 7200RPM SATA, aren’t these kind of specs used at home?

    August 17, 2011 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  5. Yup, they have issues.

    I clicked on the Webhosting Accounts link at the upper right and got the This Connection is Untrusted error about the SSH.

    Library won’t let me go any further.

    August 17, 2011 @ 2:36 pm | Reply
  6. Singlehop is the selling point here since not I do not think I have seen many providers offering cheap prices with Singlehop…but the hardware specs might be a little disappointing though…

    August 17, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
  7. William:

    Firefox doesn’t trust their SSL-Certificate. Not good.

    August 17, 2011 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
    • William:

      They seem to use the “Cascade Cloud Servers” from Singlehop.

      August 17, 2011 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  8. Ixape:

    The website is a tad 1999s.

    August 17, 2011 @ 9:04 pm | Reply
  9. TheLinuxBug:

    Signed up, paid, got vps information quickly — BUT… the ip given to my vps is the same as the solusvm server (in other words the only way I can access the vps is through the control panel; console). My guess would be that they ran out of ip addresses but solus still handed out a server. I logged a support ticket with them, been about 2 hours… waiting on a reply to the ticket. Will update with i/o and speed tests once this issue is resolved.

    August 18, 2011 @ 5:32 am | Reply
    • john:

      what?

      August 18, 2011 @ 5:48 am | Reply
      • Binary Computer Solutions didn’t provide any IP addresses for him, for his VPS specifically.

        August 18, 2011 @ 7:20 am | Reply
  10. Looks like everything is falling on deaf ears.

    August 18, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
  11. Jonathan:

    Looks like there company went dead ? Not resolving .

    August 19, 2011 @ 4:57 am | Reply
  12. circus:

    Their web design somehow remind me of a terrorist site ^_^

    August 19, 2011 @ 5:28 am | Reply
  13. Is this provider dead already? the domain does not resolve.

    August 19, 2011 @ 6:32 am | Reply
  14. voson:

    PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller’s website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem.

    August 24, 2011 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
    • rds100:

      Let me guess – you are from China? This is a well known bug in the default WHMCS gateway module for paypal, a patch has been issued by WHMCS. The host should patch their system if they want to be able to accept payments from China.

      August 24, 2011 @ 5:50 pm | Reply
      • voson:

        you guess it is right!and it means they didn’t accept payments from China.

        August 25, 2011 @ 3:19 am | Reply
        • Hello… To be clear, that is not the case. We have accepted _several_ payments from China with no issue – using Paypal. Also, we are not using WHMCS – so there is nothing to patch.

          August 27, 2011 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  15. SpamControl?!:

    Don’t pay for this contract.

    From their ToS (*), sending a “substantially similar” email to more than one recipient is considered SPAM and is forbidden. [1]
    So what about template emails automatically sent to users who register on a bulletin-board? Administering a forum is flagged as spam? Insane.

    More:
    The ToS considers spam also emails with “false contact information” [2]. Again, what if my server sends emails with a REPLY-TO field set to noreply@noreply.org? Is this considered a disguised contact information for which my contract will be terminated? ToS say yes.

    Please, some clarification.

    –Davide Baldini

    * ToS: https://customer.binarycpu.com/index.php?/page/terms-of-service/

    Extract:
    [1]:

    Mass Mailings: The Company has a zero stance policy on SPAM, Junk E-mail or UCE. Spam, Junk-mail and UCE are defined as: the sending of the same, or substantially similar, unsolicited electronic mail messages, whether commercial or not, to more than one recipient. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter or if it is sent to a recipient who has not requested or invited the message. UCE also includes e-mail with forged headers, compromised mail server relays, and false contact information. This prohibition extends to the sending of unsolicited mass mailings from another service, which in any way implicates the use of The Company Hardware whether or not the message actually originated from our network.
    

    [2]:

    we are going to start applying rate limiting features to SMTP (outbound email) traffic.  The rate limit is going to be a reasonable number to allow anyone sending legitimate email to continue sending email with no noticeable issues.  What this will do is prevent people sending bulk email from our servers.  Anyone found attempting to bypass this rate limiting feature will be immediately terminated, and no refund will be issued for account credit remaining.
    
    July 17, 2012 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  16. Hello Davide Baldini,

    To clarify your concerns, essentially it boils down to “Are you generating SPAM?” If so, then you have some reason to be concerned. If not, then this should not concern you at all. But in case you are just concerned in general, template emails sent to people upon registering would not be considered SPAM. The policy which states “sending a “substantially similar” email to more than one recipient is considered SPAM” is for people who send BULK EMAIL. Also, if you take the time to read the entire policy as you have quoted, it reads:

    the sending of the same, or substantially similar, unsolicited electronic mail messages, whether commercial or not, to more than one recipient. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter or if it is sent to a recipient who has not requested or invited the message

    I’m not sure how that would apply to a registration letter at all, and it looks like you are taking great efforts to misquote our TOS to make it support your claims.

    Also, providing false information can be considered SPAM – but I hardly think using a no-reply email address is false information. The content of the email itself is what warrants false information.

    I would encourage you to contact us if you have any more concerns. We would be more than happy to address your concerns.

    Kind Regards,

    Binary Computer Solutions, Inc

    July 18, 2012 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
  17. Davide Baldini:

    Persuaded by their services, I finally subscribed one VPS contract.
    After a few days since my VPS was activated, I happened to need to restore a backup of 600 MB into the VPS for maintenance and, while the archive was being copied, suddenly the SSH session disconnected for no reason, and the message “The system is going down for system halt NOW!” appeared. Then I discovered my account had just been suspended, without a notice, a warning, an e-mail, nothing. I haven’t received absolutely no information even now.

    I guess the Company doesn’t want its users to drain too much disk I/O resource, but this is a total nonsense and lack of trust and reliability on their services.

    Now the website hosted on that VPS is offline and I am losing customers, and my files and backups can’t be retrieved from the VPS.

    I already asked for information on what to do now.
    I’m keeping you informed on what they’ll do now.

    –Davide Baldini

    July 26, 2012 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  18. Davide Baldini:

    My VPS has been restored in some hours just by a written request thru their support center. It seems I was suspended because the VPS used 100% of CPU for a maximum amount of time (maybe 90 seconds). I think this was caused by high I/O traffic thru the filesystem which caused the copy “cp” process to hang the CPU waiting for clearance and hence use 100% of it.
    A working solution to keep the CPU usage low seems to limit the disk traffic to 300 KB/s. 500 KB/s already fills the CPU, in my experience.

    July 26, 2012 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

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