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Burst Networks - A$10 OpenVZ VPS with 512MB

Updated July 2011 — BurstNetworks.com.au is now redirected to DedicatedServers.net.au after the acquisition.Burst Networks Burst Networks is an Australia-based hosting company having most of its servers in Brisbane. However, it also happens to resell some US-based OpenVZ VPS, starting at $10 Aussie dollar. Thanks to low recent AUD, that translates to around $6.57 USD today. You get

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/HyperVM

Server is in Kansas. It boasts about Australian based support (Brisbane is in UTC+10 zone) so might be useful if you are in that part of the world (or most South East/Far East Asia, which are in UTC+8/+9).

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  1. I have one of their Australian ones. It works pretty nicely. I pay around $16 USD for it.

    March 19, 2009 @ 7:34 am | Reply
  2. Nice. Although I read that they might have legal trouble with Burst.NET in US. Internet bullies do happen across the Pacific…

    March 19, 2009 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
  3. AUDUSD has been over 70 cents for the past few days — which means BurstNetworks actually no longer meets our criteria :(

    March 27, 2009 @ 12:01 am | Reply
  4. Regardless, that’s still a pretty cheap price for 512mb’s of RAM

    March 27, 2009 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
  5. Well I have signed up my account because it’s so cheap and I’m in Australia too. Account setup took about 25hours after payment, but it’s the weekend so not too bad I guess. Server seems to be 2Ghz Quad Core Xeon and I have access to all 4 cores.

    I will report back in a while with an update (month or so).

    March 29, 2009 @ 7:01 am | Reply
  6. @Bevan,

    Thanks for the report. As for OpenVZ based hosts, you usually have access to all the cores, i.e. you can see them in the /proc/cpuinfo list. However make sure you also check what’s the actual cpu MHz for those CPUs. If it’s lower than the one indicated in model name, there’s a possibility that cpulimit has been applied.

    March 29, 2009 @ 7:05 am | Reply
  7. Update: /proc/cpuinfo reports cpu MHz: 1999.838 on all cores

    March 29, 2009 @ 7:12 am | Reply
  8. Well just a little update, i noticed my host had UTC time set incorrectly, I emailed support. This issue was fix but no reply email was sent to me about it or to let me know the fault was fixed.

    How ever today I’m told my VPS is moving sometime this week/next week to a new ip and data center due to problems with the current US data center…..

    Not a great start really……. glad I haven’t put anything critical on this vps yet.

    April 8, 2009 @ 11:55 am | Reply
  9. Signed up two weeks ago. They have been installing it for a week. Than few days was spent while they have been trying to configure network. So more than a one and half week I’ve been waiting for my VPS. Techsupport is dumb. More than a week I asked them for time syncronization. Still didn’t set DNS PTRs for me.
    Now waiting for DC change (they anounced it some days ago). Maybe after that anything will be better.

    April 10, 2009 @ 5:39 am | Reply
  10. Yer I got the emails about Data Center change and IP changes too. I have the new IP, only one now instead of two IP’s. Note: my old IP still has my vps working there too for now. I just think these guys aren’t worth the hassle for now. I can recommend some others if your are interested in private email contact Woland.

    April 13, 2009 @ 12:03 pm | Reply
  11. Hmmm. That does sound a little bit dodgy. Thanks for sharing.

    April 14, 2009 @ 6:08 am | Reply
  12. Oh the new server they gave me is now a P4 with Hyper Threading and the old server was Xeon Quad core……………… any way, over it.

    April 14, 2009 @ 8:39 am | Reply
  13. +
    Given me a month free (as they announce on site): so end of march and april was free for me. No more routing issues since migration to the new DC. Made me synced clock and PTR for primary IP (it has taken a long time however).
    For australian VPSes they announced free migration to Xen (+4AUD/month). Promised same offer for US VPS soon. I think it’s great.

    Still didn’t set PTR for secondary IP (r they ignoring me?). Techsupport really dumb and slow.
    Btw, they own DNS zone still incorrect (look at SOA for example). I said them about it even before VPS ordering. It also says some about their competence.

    Good service for such money. But it’s not possible to entrust them. So with everyday backup to my home server I can sleep peacefully.


    Bevan, you can e-mail to lowendbox at fox-info.fox.perm.ru.

    June 4, 2009 @ 4:13 am | Reply
  14. JMan:

    Well I have VPS with them but there is no swap so even with 512mb ram I could not run even small java applications. Website claims 12 hours setup but I waited 72+ hours before the VPS was active. Ubuntu image is 7.10 and upgrading to 9.4 stopped dsn from resolving after a reboot. Centos installing the dev tool so I could compile also broke something and stopped me logging in. Server was fast and might be ok for wordpress blog etc. Then again its only $7USD

    June 7, 2009 @ 12:09 am | Reply
  15. Unsubscribed after downtime for a week. They said that there was a DDOS attack on my IP so they blocked it. Support answered rarely and I had feeling that they ignored me.
    Don’t like cheap services now ^+) I’ve bought xen VPS from linode.com and have fun.

    January 26, 2010 @ 10:52 am | Reply

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