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BurstNET – $4.46 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Miami

Tags: , , Date/Time: April 7, 2011 @ 3:49 am, by LowEndAdmin

Burst.Net President/CEO of BurstNET emailed me that they have expanded their OpenVZ/vePortal based VPS to Miami FL. Moreover, they are offering 25% off recurring discount to LowEndBox readers, when you use coupon code LOWENDFLVPS (expiry: 30 April 2011). Same package as what BurstNet has been selling for the last year and half.

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • 2 IPv4 addresses + IPv6
  • OpenVZ/vePortal

I guess we don’t need introduction on BurstNet. If you don’t want to ever worry about your VPS provider getting into dead pool, it’s probably a good idea to stick to large corporation like Burst. Good spec and IPv6 ready to go, but CPU is throttled to 1000MHz. I guess those who lose out out are other resellers of BurstNet.

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59 Comments

  1. rm:

    Hmm, if I were a customer of theirs, first thing I’d wonder is if it’s possible to trade-in the second IPv4 address to get an unthrottled CPU or 2x storage.

    April 7, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
    • +1 +1 +1

      April 7, 2011 @ 4:47 am | Reply
    • Snape:

      I’m not a BurstVPS customer – nor, Gods willing, will I ever be – but with VPSes, especially OpenVZ ones, CPU “speed” is mostly irrelevant. My fastest-seeming OpenVZ VPS has four 80MHz CPU slices, and handily outperforms several OpenVZ VMs with multiple 2.whatever GHz allocations, let alone single 2GHz or even 1GHz ones. Point being, they may “only” give you 1GHz, but it’s a pretty meaningless metric…

      April 7, 2011 @ 4:56 am | Reply
      • Well, I think it depends on the CPU scheduling configured in the node. Maybe in your case is like “guaranteed 80Mhz but burstable to 4 cpu cores”… idk.

        Take 1PU hostrail as example, the REAL limit is 10% cpu, you can’t use anymore, and I think isn’t about the node being fully loaded.

        April 7, 2011 @ 6:02 am | Reply
    • M.M:

      They are really strict in customizing, and trade-ins I’m sure just to forget about it better :) I agree though biggest drawback is the single CPU with this plan, even though the single CPU performance is ok. Second biggest is the VePortal (makes me feel sick just to remember having it- very poor control panel). Also is some minor packet lose occasionally in different locations, but network is very fast. though I/O have been the best thing all the time.
      I feel sorry now that I JUST prepaid a VPS looking at Bursts 10% offer, the VPS will cost $50/year for similar specifications, didn’t know earlier about this offer :$

      April 7, 2011 @ 6:44 am | Reply
      • vePortal rocks…very solid for us. Every software has some bugs initially, but the amount of issues/bugs in recent months has been nil.

        BURSTNET

        April 8, 2011 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
    • Our packages are predefined for automation purposes.
      We don’t veer off course from those.
      Besides, for the cost to change/increase certain resources over others, you might as well just upgrade to the next higher package…they are so inexpensive to begin with ;-)

      BURSTNET

      April 8, 2011 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
      • M.M:

        Ok I have to agree with how you find VePortal. as I compare it merely from how it is to me as a customer just see properties under other panels better, but of course you see it from the point of view of an administrating the platform, thats why I have nothing to say opposite to what you mentioned about it :)

        And regarding the customizations of course I mean it’s hard in the budget VPS packages, not Dedicated or anything else that surely is the place for customization!

        Also from long enough experience I have to say Burst is no question the correct place, for one who has critical project/care for long term stability with his VPS Company!

        Thanks>

        April 8, 2011 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  2. Raj:

    I had a BurstNET VPS @ Scranton from the last promo. Like LEA said, I got it becuase I didn’t want to worry about my provider showing up in the dead pool next month. Decent I/O wait, fairly good network speeds, > 99% availability (measured by basicstate.com) on average over the 3 months I was with them, and overall good performance.

    I only had to contact support once; to enable tun/tap. I was overseas and wanted to tunnel in via OpenVPN for some US originated traffic. It was enabled in the middle of the night (US time) within an hour or so of my ticket. Can’t complain at all about that fast response time from an unmanaged provider.

    I’d recommend BurstNET to anyone who wants a basic, unmanaged VPS, from a long lasting provider, for personal/small projects. I’d think twice about putting any mission critical stuff on there, but I’d also say the same about ANY budget provider. If you want top notch service, go pay top notch prices. You can expect good service from budget providers, but don’t expect the world for $5 / mo :) That’s just my 2cents.

    Also, double shout out to BurstNET for offering VPS now in my hometown of Miami :)

    April 7, 2011 @ 5:48 am | Reply
  3. java:

    any code of LA VPS 25%OFF? i really need one~~~but they are expired

    April 7, 2011 @ 6:08 am | Reply
  4. yugongtian:

    Any one have test IP? Thanks

    April 7, 2011 @ 6:14 am | Reply
  5. Jason:

    Seems unfair on resellers of theirs, given 25% is the reseller discount tier. But whatever works.

    April 7, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
    • Yes it might not sound fair to the resellers. However from Burst’s point of view, the 25% is just the client acquisition cost — you either pay that to resellers, or post on LowEndBox rebating it back to your customers.

      April 7, 2011 @ 7:30 am | Reply
      • Jason:

        Sure but by wanting to acquire them directly, seems like a method of cutting the middle man / reseller out.

        April 7, 2011 @ 7:32 am | Reply
        • Snape:

          Not like providers who offer shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated hosting aren’t, and haven’t always been, competing directly with their customers…

          Still, people seem to think they can successfully run a no-value-added reseller business, so I’m sure something like this won’t deter too many resellers. :/

          April 7, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  6. Tanmoy:

    I wished once to get one package from them but unfortunately their PDF agreement from discouraged me :P I hate paper works…

    April 7, 2011 @ 7:13 am | Reply
    • We do not require authorization/documentation for every order, just ones that are suspicious or do not pass our initial fraud checking.

      BURSTNET

      April 8, 2011 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
      • In Tanmoy’s defense, he or she is a regular here. Maybe an exception can be made?….

        April 8, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
        • Not sure if an exception needs be made…he/she may not have been required to supply it to begin with, and just assumed they had to… ;-)
          .
          .

          April 9, 2011 @ 12:22 am | Reply
  7. marrco:

    and buying a annual package you got an additional discount. Considering BurstNET is a large solid company you can even get a better deal than just the coupon. Same great experience here. It’s one of the providers i have a yearly contract with.

    April 7, 2011 @ 7:41 am | Reply
    • M.M:

      I pay with them annually, and paying annuallu with this offer showed the amount of $44.63/year, means $3.72/month when pay annually!!!!

      April 7, 2011 @ 7:45 am | Reply
  8. Wonder how many IPv6 addresses will be there?

    April 7, 2011 @ 8:29 am | Reply
    • We can supply as many IPv6 address as needed, within reason. We don’t like to put a ton on there, as a node can only handle so many IP addresses being bound before there are performance issues.

      BURSTNET

      April 8, 2011 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
  9. Go:

    I believe the winner is the man who can buy Burst.net, why not few webhosts here from the dead pool revive and put hands together, and DO IT.

    April 7, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
    • It would take alot more than a handful of small hosts to acquire our firm ;-)
      There are only a handful of large scale hosting operations with heavy institutional financial backing that could afford to acquire us.
      Besides, we are not for sale…we are currently in the fastest growth mode we ave ever had in our 20 years of operations.

      BURSTNET

      April 8, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
  10. Burstnet appears to be having a current issue with clients getting their VPSes deleted without their permission:

    http://www.lowendtalk.com/questions/5412/bustnet-lost-their-customer-data-and-just-said-were-sorry

    Not making an comment about this by posting this link. Just pointing it out.

    April 9, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
  11. M.M:

    That is why backup is essential, and more than essential in budget plans that doesn’t come with internal+external backups (and even with all those, personal backup can’t be avoided if you really care). And I really hoping customers get this sorted with minimal lose :(

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
  12. PenguinTux:

    Its a $5 vps – be reasonable. You can’t expect backups at that price. You shouldn’t be hosting important things on a budget VPS anyway, and if you are you should be managing your own backups.

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
    • I provide backups with my shared hosting at the $7.95 a month/$55-60 a year price point. Granted though I’m telling clients to do their own as well as we only keep them for 7 days.

      I think it’s a matter of where you’re putting your capital. Servers are (hopefully) a one time purchase. If they’re backed up onsite, bandwidth shouldn’t be consumed as it would be over in house lines. And after you configure the scripts, backups should be automated (Hopefully at least. I know it took a bit to get it right in Direct Admin.) so no staff costs would be involved unless a backup was needed.

      But no, folks shouldn’t expect them at that price. Just saying it’s doable.

      April 10, 2011 @ 12:25 am | Reply
      • Backing up shared servers is a heck of a lot easier than backing up VPS nodes. The diskspace required for backups of a shared server is minimal compared to the diskspace requirements for backing up a VPS node.

        BURSTNET

        April 11, 2011 @ 12:16 am | Reply
        • I have servers leased out too. I don;t see much differences in the percentages of available diskspace being backed up.

          Again though, all I was saying was that it was doable.

          April 12, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
    • M.M:

      It’s $3.72/month when you pay annually with this offer!

      April 10, 2011 @ 5:50 am | Reply
    • I am agreeing with M.M that back up is essential, and should never rely on provider’s promise of backups — even on non-budget systems. If the data is of any value, keep them on multiple backups.

      April 10, 2011 @ 11:13 am | Reply
      • We give the clients the tools and space to run their backups. but many just fail to do so. Any client that bothered to backup their data did not loose any data during this issue, and only the clientele that didn’t utilize such features provided to them realized the mistake they made by not doing so.

        BURSTNET

        April 11, 2011 @ 12:18 am | Reply
  13. Macro:

    the code does not work.

    April 11, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
  14. This offer apply to new customer only?

    April 11, 2011 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
  15. Macro:

    there is no such thing as LOWENDFLVPS.

    April 11, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
    • The coupon is working. OBVIOusly you should select the Miami plans.

      April 11, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
  16. Markus:

    their CC payment handling is such a hassle (via authorize.net)
    the system just doesnt accept mine (no, i dont want to use paypal)

    waste of my time, i cancelled the order.

    April 16, 2011 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
    • Huh? We do not processing credit cards manually! All is automated thru our online billing/ordering system. You are quite mistaken.

      BURSTNET

      May 6, 2011 @ 12:46 am | Reply
  17. KQ:

    Thanks to lowendbox, I’ve signed up to burst.net using this coupon code. All seemed to be proceeding swimmingly until:

    * I reach the account creation form and fill in all my details. When I click on “submit”, the form throws up an error – it does not like my phone number with the international ‘+’ prefix. But during this process, I also lose some previously entered fields – passwords (which is fine) and also the data in the checked box opting out of recurring payments. Not good. At this point, I’ve also chosen and entered my CC info. I reenter said information and complete the registration. Or so I thought.

    * OK, so now I get to a screen where I’m told that my order is confirmed and I am given an order number. However, I’m also told that I haven’t paid BurstNET yet. I click on a link to an invoice which tells me in bright bold letters that it is unpaid. I can also view the invoice online where there is an option to PAY using authorize.net. Clicking that takes me back to the order confirmation page where I’m told that I have to use a Credit card authorization PDF to confirm my ID etc. and authorise BurstNET to do with me as they will :S

    * The PDF wants all my details all over again including my CC. It also wants an ID proof and warns me against e-mailing them sans documentation. Problem? Yes. I don’t have a printer or a scanner.

    * Amidst all this wtf-is-going-on, I visit my client area on the site and look at my invoices. Surprisingly, *this* invoice tells me that I am all paid up. Confused.

    * The order confirmation form also tells me to keep an eye on my e-mails. I see that I have 4 of them. E-mail 1 (oldest) is a confirmation of my registration details on the site. E-mail 2 tells me that my CC payment has gone through. E-mail 3 confirms my order but tells me that the amount is “due”. E-mail 4 (newest) tells me that my invoice has been generated and that I can login to my client area and make the payment.

    * 12 minutes after E-mail 4, I get an e-mail with information about my VPS and account details.

    I am yet to use their service. But, their signup process could use some loving. That is, unless all the misdirection involved is a ruse to keep the impatient and the ignorant away.

    Also, for anybody who was wondering, the discount also applies to annual subscriptions.

    Thanks for reading.

    April 18, 2011 @ 8:47 pm | Reply
    • Most likely you didn’t pass fraud checking, then the order was manually reviewed, and we pushed it thru… ;-)

      BURSTNET

      May 6, 2011 @ 12:46 am | Reply
  18. Anand:

    Hello all. I need a small help from the LEB readers. After going through the comments on Burstnet at WHT and LEB, I am a bit confused to see both positive and negative ones. So can anyone advise me if I can go with Burstnet. Till date, I was buying dirt cheap VPSes for the mere craze of having one. I am a novice in ssh and the “VPS” stuff.

    But now I want a(one) VPS for 2 reasons :
    1.) To Host my Classified Site and
    2.) To start a hosting business with the remaining space

    I am interested in the normal Linux VPS Package 2(Not the Premium VPS). I got more interest in Burstnet because of their Cisco Guard for DDOS protection. And another factor is that it is a stable company so they wont run away.

    Please advise me whether I could go with Burstnet for my requirements and if the VPS Package 2 is a good one to begin with. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    April 21, 2011 @ 10:16 am | Reply
    • Vicky:

      BurstNET is ok. Some people like their service some don’t. But they are definitely a big player and not going to run away with your money. Which ever budget provider you start out with, make sure you keep backups of your data. And avoid long contracts if possible. I have not tried their service so cannot comment on that. But if I were a VPS newbie, planning to run a hosting business staying within the “budget” paradigm, I would prefer to go with a smaller, emerging provider with generally positive reviews.

      April 21, 2011 @ 11:20 am | Reply
      • Anand:

        Thanks a lot for the help Vicky.

        April 21, 2011 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
      • Yo are kinda contradicting yourself here ;-)
        Stating that we will not run away with a client’s money, then saying go with a smaller emerging provider…those are complete opposites!

        BURSTNET

        May 6, 2011 @ 12:44 am | Reply
        • Vicky:

          Not at all. I meant a VPS/*nix newbie (which I think he is) “might” get more care and attention (which he may need) from a smaller, emerging provider than someone operating on your scale.

          Budget services provided by smaller yet established providers (like ramhost, semoweb etc) are personal investments of their time and money and services like these often extend extra hand of support to the client in trouble. On the other side you just get standard replies from bigger corporate players: “you bought a unmanaged vps, we do not provide support for this/that, add management blah blah”, “do not expect ultra performance from ur ~5 vps etc etc”.

          Whatever I advised him was simply based on my experience with the “good” lot of smaller providers out there. May be I like personal approach more than professional. In general smaller providers kept me more happy than the big ones. I have told him clearly that I have not used your services. I believe if you choose your provider wisely even a sub $5 VPS will perform for you and will keep you happy (for example I have custom price matched $3.45 VPS from a small provider often positively reviewed here and elsewhere which outperforms my $45 KnownHost Managed VPS and don’t assume that their node is empty. Its full and they are out of stock most of the time). So scale and age of provider does ensure that your money is in safe hands but doesn’t ensure performance, support and safety of your data. And as we are talking about $3-5 per month investment in a service, I am willing to risk the money to try smaller providers out there and pick those which work for me :-) Just a matter of personal choice..

          May 6, 2011 @ 1:55 am | Reply
  19. hi BurstNET,

    I am from Vietnam. Do you accept my order? I want to try one package in Miami FL.

    – saosangmo

    April 24, 2011 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
  20. ben:

    can anyone post cachefly dl tests? TIA

    April 30, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  21. hacktek:

    GEEZUZ! I just tried to get a Miami VPS from these guys and I’m not a fan of their sign up process. I am not in the US but paid with my US-based paypal account (after my card got denied twice) and now they are asking for utility bills that i can’t provide. If you are not in the US this is not worth it. Anyone know of another cheap provided that sells VPS in Miami?

    May 5, 2011 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Did you order get marked as fraud? Why? We don’t require identification/authorization docs unless you get flagged for fraud, or manually reviewed and suspected as fraud. Why can you not provide the requested documentation? We have thousands and thousands of VPS clientele that got thru the signup process just fine. Typically only users that have something to hide, or are doing something not so honest, have such issues ;-)

      BURSTNET

      May 6, 2011 @ 12:42 am | Reply
      • Supply your order #, and let’s get to the bottom of this!

        BURSTNET

        May 6, 2011 @ 12:43 am | Reply
  22. Raihan:

    i able to host rapidleech in lowest rate vps for my 10-15 classmate for personal use?

    is it really dedicated cpu?

    May 13, 2011 @ 6:39 am | Reply
  23. feenom:

    Code is expired :(

    May 26, 2011 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
  24. I ordered a VPS from them in Scranton, then the next day ordered DirectAdmin. It is now 42 hours later and they still have not licensed nor installed DirectAdmin. I’m beginning to lose faith in BurstNET.

    June 16, 2011 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

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