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BuyVM – $5.95 OpenVZ VPS with 512MB

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 17, 2010 @ 12:29 am, by LowEndAdmin

BuyVM Francisco @ Frantech pointed me out to this WHT offer here. We did profiled Frantech quite a while ago and only until recently they still did not have a proper website. Looks like things are changing. While Frantech.ca has moved to VMWare hosting with higher price virtual servers, they are also branching out a new division, BuyVM, to offer OpenVZ servers on the low end. For $5.95/month you get

  • 512MB memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 2000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

And it is not a BurstNET reseller! The servers are in fact in Fremont CA with HE.net (I’ve got 2 VM there in the same DC and they are great). Good West Coast location for Asia/Australia users.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

74 Comments

  1. Hey there,

    We had a very very hard run in with our old location with horrid downtime, power outages and the like. Back in May we actually did a full equipment pull and drove all the way to Fremont, California from Portland to rack back up :)

    Things have been fantastic in HE and have been rolling out IPv6 for our users, even the OpenVZ based ones.

    Thanks,

    Francisco

    June 17, 2010 @ 12:51 am | Reply
  2. KLKLI:

    m… just curious what happened under the table
    Head over here: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=946387
    and the poster of the offer was totally different.

    June 17, 2010 @ 5:31 am | Reply
  3. abjr:

    Might want to fix this on the front page:

    The Plans (ORDER BY `price`) (3 rows selected)

    Also the website says “Ranging from Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Slackware and even Gentoo, we provide you with
    countless distributions to choose from!”

    I don’t see Gentoo or Slackware offered.

    June 17, 2010 @ 7:01 am | Reply
  4. Hey there,

    Actually, the SQL stuff is because my staff really wanted me to nerd things up on it :)
    I know it’s silly but I figured what the heck, lets have some fun.

    Slackware and Gentoo should have been imported, I’ll double check that now.

    Thanks,

    Francisco

    June 17, 2010 @ 8:00 am | Reply
  5. Domain name: frantech.ca
    Domain status: EXIST
    Approval date: 2007/07/03
    Renewal date: 2010/07/03
    Updated date: 2010/05/19

    June 17, 2010 @ 12:52 pm | Reply
  6. abjr:

    @Francisco

    Ah, OK. Just wanted to make sure there wasn’t any potential issue there, but
    now I see that it was intentional :-)

    June 17, 2010 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
  7. BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.2, 8 threads)
    System — Linux btfans.com 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    /dev/simfs            31457280    743468  30713812   3% /
    Start Benchmark Run: Thu Jun 17 10:25:53 MSD 2010
    10:25:53 up 26 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.29, 0.11, 0.03
    End Benchmark Run: Thu Jun 17 10:36:36 MSD 2010
    10:36:36 up 37 min,  1 user,  load average: 35.16, 12.98, 5.30
    INDEX VALUES
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7 20675897.6      548.7
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1     1119.9      134.8
    Execl Throughput                               188.3     8434.4      447.9
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   203923.0      763.2
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    42679.0      396.3
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0  1365965.0      888.0
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   507563.4      328.5
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6  1987981.0      177.8
    Process Creation                               569.3    17242.6      302.9
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8      876.7      195.7
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5  1802957.0      157.6
    =========
    FINAL SCORE                                                     328.8
    

    Score with the 256M plan.

    June 17, 2010 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      Can we see more benchmarks results from Buyvm VPS from other customers?

      Compared with the many customers they have, I have found only few benchmarks – CPU and I/O and network speed.

      June 13, 2011 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
      • @Adam: I did one on my low end blog: http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-iii-buyvm/
        And I highly recommend you to read the comments there, the pony put in a pretty good comments explaining a few things in the review:http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-iii-buyvm/#comment-6

        June 13, 2011 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
        • Adam:

          I already checked your review but will check the comments as well, Thanks

          Maybe you can update the review with a Geekbench output :)

          June 13, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
        • Tried just now but it could not complete the test:
          First try:

          dist/Geekbench21-Linux/geekbench_x86_32
          Geekbench 2.1.13 : http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/
          
          Geekbench is in tryout mode.
          
          Your copy of Geekbench is in tryout mode.  If you like Geekbench, please
          purchase it so we can continue to make Geekbench awesome.  You can
          purchase Geekbench online at:
          
                  http://store.primatelabs.ca/
          
          If you've already purchased Geekbench, enter your license information
          with the following command line:
          
                  dist/Geekbench21-Linux/geekbench_x86_32 -r  
          
          System Information
            Platform:                  Linux x86 (32-bit)
            Compiler:                  GCC 4.1.2 20070925 (Red Hat 4.1.2-33)
            Operating System:          Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5.pony6-1 i686
            Model:                     Linux PC (Intel Xeon L5420)
            Motherboard:               Unknown Motherboard
            Processor:                 Intel Xeon L5420
            Processor ID:              GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
            Logical Processors:        1
            Physical Processors:       1
            Processor Frequency:       2.49 GHz
            L1 Instruction Cache:      64.0 KB
            L1 Data Cache:             64.0 KB
            L2 Cache:                  512 KB
            L3 Cache:                  0.00 B
            Bus Frequency:             0.00 Hz
            Memory:                    5.82 GB
            Memory Type:               N/A
            SIMD:                      1
            BIOS:                      N/A
            Processor Model:           Intel Xeon L5420
            Processor Cores:           1
          
          Integer
            Blowfish
              single-threaded scalar    1492 |||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1546 ||||||
            Text Compress
              single-threaded scalar    1353 |||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1321 |||||
            Text Decompress
              single-threaded scalar    1447 |||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1410 |||||
            Image Compress
              single-threaded scalar    1531 ||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1553 ||||||
            Image Decompress
              single-threaded scalar    1197 ||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1206 ||||
            Lua
              single-threaded scalar    2762 |||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     2699 ||||||||||
          
          Floating Point
            Mandelbrot
              single-threaded scalar    1717 ||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1814 |||||||
            Dot Product
              single-threaded scalar    3130 ||||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     3276 |||||||||||||
              single-threaded vector    2313 |||||||||
              multi-threaded vector     2692 ||||||||||
            LU Decomposition
              single-threaded scalar    2076 ||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1900 |||||||
            Primality Test
              single-threaded scalar    2125 ||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1991 |||||||
            Sharpen Image
              single-threaded scalar    4454 |||||||||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     4396 |||||||||||||||||
            Blur Image
              single-threaded scalar    3952 |||||||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     3858 |||||||||||||||
          
          Memory
            Read Sequential
              single-threaded scalar    1612 ||||||
            Write Sequential
              single-threaded scalar    2081 ||||||||
            Stdlib Allocate
              single-threaded scalar    1760 |||||||
          terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
            what():  std::bad_alloc
          Aborted
          

          Second try:

          dist/Geekbench21-Linux/geekbench_x86_32
          Geekbench 2.1.13 : http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/
          
          Geekbench is in tryout mode.
          
          Your copy of Geekbench is in tryout mode.  If you like Geekbench, please
          purchase it so we can continue to make Geekbench awesome.  You can
          purchase Geekbench online at:
          
                  http://store.primatelabs.ca/
          
          If you've already purchased Geekbench, enter your license information
          with the following command line:
          
                  dist/Geekbench21-Linux/geekbench_x86_32 -r  
          
          System Information
            Platform:                  Linux x86 (32-bit)
            Compiler:                  GCC 4.1.2 20070925 (Red Hat 4.1.2-33)
            Operating System:          Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5.pony6-1 i686
            Model:                     Linux PC (Intel Xeon L5420)
            Motherboard:               Unknown Motherboard
            Processor:                 Intel Xeon L5420
            Processor ID:              GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
            Logical Processors:        1
            Physical Processors:       1
            Processor Frequency:       2.49 GHz
            L1 Instruction Cache:      64.0 KB
            L1 Data Cache:             64.0 KB
            L2 Cache:                  512 KB
            L3 Cache:                  0.00 B
            Bus Frequency:             0.00 Hz
            Memory:                    5.82 GB
            Memory Type:               N/A
            SIMD:                      1
            BIOS:                      N/A
            Processor Model:           Intel Xeon L5420
            Processor Cores:           1
          
          Integer
            Blowfish
              single-threaded scalar    1585 ||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1631 ||||||
            Text Compress
              single-threaded scalar    1695 ||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1744 ||||||
            Text Decompress
              single-threaded scalar    1580 ||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1604 ||||||
            Image Compress
              single-threaded scalar    1656 ||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1592 ||||||
            Image Decompress
              single-threaded scalar    1190 ||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1146 ||||
            Lua
              single-threaded scalar    3194 ||||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     3074 ||||||||||||
          
          Floating Point
            Mandelbrot
              single-threaded scalar    1735 ||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     1748 ||||||
            Dot Product
              single-threaded scalar    3220 ||||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     3331 |||||||||||||
              single-threaded vector    2409 |||||||||
              multi-threaded vector     2732 ||||||||||
            LU Decomposition
              single-threaded scalar    2133 ||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     2122 ||||||||
            Primality Test
              single-threaded scalar    2633 ||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     2175 ||||||||
            Sharpen Image
              single-threaded scalar    4989 |||||||||||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     4993 |||||||||||||||||||
            Blur Image
              single-threaded scalar    3936 |||||||||||||||
              multi-threaded scalar     3990 |||||||||||||||
          
          Memory
            Read Sequential
              single-threaded scalar    1647 ||||||
            Write Sequential
              single-threaded scalar    2157 ||||||||
            Stdlib Allocate
              single-threaded scalar    1451 |||||
          terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
            what():  std::bad_alloc
          Aborted
          

          I guess my burst RAM is not really that stable:

           free -m
                       total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
          Mem:           256        156         99          0          0          0
          -/+ buffers/cache:        156         99
          Swap:            0          0          0
          

          By the way this is on the 15 per year 128MB box.

          June 13, 2011 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
        • @Adam: Your comment is awaiting moderation. I guess I typed in the wrong email address…once LEA approve this, you can see, but I did not manage to complete the tests on both times….

          June 13, 2011 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
      • LOL this comment is from June, 2010

        June 13, 2011 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
        • LOL, just noticed as well, Adam how did you manage to find such an old one? :)

          June 13, 2011 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
        • Adam:

          I used the search function +benchmark +buyvm :)

          June 13, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
        • This ain’t Google. The plus is worthless and probably throws things off. :)

          June 13, 2011 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
  8. Joe Merit:

    I signed up for one of these things, it was provisioned quick. I’ll post a review in a couple days
    on my first impressions.

    June 17, 2010 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  9. James:

    Signed up at https://my.frantech.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=46
    Never received login and IP information. Contacted them about 10 hours asking for it. Still waiting.

    June 17, 2010 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  10. Antonio:

    @James
    Check your spam folder. My VPS info went to the spam folder even though my Paypal info did arrive in my Inbox.

    June 17, 2010 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  11. Hey there James,

    What is your order ID?

    It’s quite possible it was during the time when emails weren’t getting sent out but we fixed that last night.

    Let me know :)

    Thanks,

    Francisco

    June 17, 2010 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
  12. Got my welcome e-mail but the credential for SolusVM seems not to be working? Anyone else having credential issues with SolusVM?

    June 17, 2010 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
  13. earl:

    same here can’t seem to access SolusVM.. I can access through SSH just fine. Have to say setup was pretty quick (2 min).

    June 17, 2010 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
  14. earl:

    Actually I found the login details to solusvm from the client area.

    June 17, 2010 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
  15. Marty:

    I signed up last night. It was provisioned and I had everything in about 2 minutes. I’ve only SSH’d in so far.

    The box looks good. It outperformed my other VPS (tektonic) in a simple 4gb transfer test. Happy so far ;)

    June 18, 2010 @ 12:12 am | Reply
  16. Just wondering what’s the relationship between frantech, BuyVM.net and 123Systems. The domain is certainly registered by Andrew @ 123Sytems but with frantech as NS.

    June 18, 2010 @ 1:30 am | Reply
  17. Just a heads up, I didn’t see anyone else post this yet. Your invoice has the template “Your logo here” in the top left

    -sean

    June 18, 2010 @ 1:37 am | Reply
  18. That’s very interesting! I actually have a VPS @ 123Systems for two months and it is solid. Was the domain BuyVM.net sold to Frantech or is there some secrets behinds it? :)

    June 18, 2010 @ 2:23 am | Reply
  19. abjr:

    I was set up in about 3 hours after payment. Haven’t played around too much…still hoping Slackware will be added.

    June 18, 2010 @ 6:12 am | Reply
  20. James:

    24 hours later I still have not gotten anything from these guy regarding my VPS credentials. Look at support ticket # 224380

    June 18, 2010 @ 6:25 am | Reply
  21. James:

    Got my VPS details. Not via email though. Not sure what’s up with that. But these guys are for real, and that’s the bottom line.

    Thanks.

    June 18, 2010 @ 7:17 am | Reply
  22. Joe Merit:

    Arent the VPSes setup automatically?

    you should be able to find the client details in the billing system

    that work on http://manage.buyvm.net/login.php

    (username will start with vmuser)

    June 18, 2010 @ 9:23 am | Reply
  23. James B:

    Do you support iptables in the guest ?

    I get the following

    /etc/init.d/iptables-persistent start
    FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    iptables-restore: line 5 failed
    
    
    kiki:~# cat /etc/debian_version 
    squeeze/sid
    kiki:~# uname -a
    Linux kiki 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    June 18, 2010 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  24. @james B
    AFAIK, openvz doesn’t support iptables in guest. You need Xen to do iptables and the other kernel modules stuff.

    June 18, 2010 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
  25. OpenVZ actually supports iptables inside VE but only modules that have been “virtualized”. You cannot load extra modules into the kernel, so unless kernel already has those compiled in, you won’t be able to use them.

    June 18, 2010 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  26. Instant provision for me
    only issue was the messages went to my spam folder.

    June 18, 2010 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  27. Signed up about 2.5 days ago, paid, never got an email, emailed frantech and still haven’t got reponse. Very disappointed. I hope someone from Frantech reads this.

    June 19, 2010 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  28. KLIKLI:

    Guys, head over this >> http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=946387 for clarification of the relationship.

    Actually this domain were actually sold to elofty and suddenly belongs to Frantech.

    BTW: I was complained by the seller that I didn’t pay but actually I already told him I was not at home.

    June 19, 2010 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
  29. BTW: I was complained by the seller that I didn’t pay but actually I already told him I was not at home.

    Gotta admit that that’s a rather poor excuse. You could have either emailed the seller to let them know that your payment was going to be delayed or found a way to make payment. You entered a contract when you made the bid. Not being home really isn’t an excuse.

    Try that with your credit card company and see how far that goes. ;)

    June 20, 2010 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
  30. vpsbuyer:

    I’ve been waiting about 32 hours since payment for setup instructions. I can’t login to any client area also.

    June 23, 2010 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
  31. Joe Merit:

    Well.. a week has gone by and the VPS seems good. I’m not really
    putting much stress on it but the connectivity is nice and stable.

    June 24, 2010 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  32. James:

    I cannot log into the hyperVM (or whatever it’s called these days). Cannot SSH into the machine. Support ticket went unanswered for a few days. I would not recommend these folk.

    June 25, 2010 @ 12:57 am | Reply
  33. @KLIKLI

    The domain was never ‘sold’ to anyone, Since people like to post offers & not own up to them once the auction is over, I gave the domain to Francisco. He had intentions for the domain i did not. We are in no way affiliated with BuyVM or Frantech, Except for my friendship with Francisco.

    June 25, 2010 @ 4:06 am | Reply
  34. vpsbuyer:

    It turns out that Frantech did setup my account on time, but that their emails went to my spam box.

    So, no problems.

    June 25, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
  35. calvin:

    I just bought the 5.95 package, installing kloxo without problem, now I still have 825mb free ram to toy with this vps. no complaint whatever so far.

    July 7, 2010 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  36. Jack Stax:

    Bought a VPS from here yesterday, very pleased with its performance and specs, however I noticed about 30 min. ago or so my vnc connection to my box was lost and am unable to access the site either, even though upset, I’m not to disgruntled so far, I know the boxes r hosted in Cali. and early this mornin’ about 1AM or so I was unable to connect to the net whatsoever from my home connection. Hope the servers will be back up soon.

    July 8, 2010 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
  37. earl:

    @Jack

    Mine just came back online.. I think it was due to a power strip failure on one of the rack. That’s what they said over at WHT.

    July 9, 2010 @ 4:12 am | Reply
  38. Hey there,

    As I posted on WHT, we had a bad power strip at HE that took a dive taking our 2nd rack offline :/ We asked them to please replace it then bring us back online, but instead, they simply reset the strip.

    We brought everything back online and have been FSCKing our 3rd node. Around 7PM GMT -8 the strip blew out again. I sent in a tech to personally check that the strip was replaced and we made some other adjustments.

    Node’s 1 & 2 are online and OK, node3 is in the last of its FSCK. It’s really sucked since it was in the middle of a FSCK last time and went out due to the power.

    Thanks for your patience :(

    Francisco

    July 9, 2010 @ 7:58 am | Reply
  39. “LowEndAdmin wrote:

    Just wondering what’s the relationship between frantech, BuyVM.net and 123Systems. The domain is certainly registered by Andrew @ 123Sytems but with frantech as NS.”

    This is probably because they did not add in their own hosts and set their nameservers to their own hosts. When i first started, I had to have someone help me with that, but that was with my last business. LOL Now i am much more educated and can support people with no problem.

    July 9, 2010 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
  40. calvin:

    I also have problem with my vps, it keeps offline, no customer service reply yet. I guess there are power off from the central server? Hope it will resolve soon.

    July 10, 2010 @ 12:42 am | Reply
  41. @LEB

    I purchased the domain off Andrew, him and I are pretty good friends these days. He had the domain for sale on WHT a while back.

    @Calvin

    We have a single node offline that we’re finalizing a FSCK on. It keeps throwing up in the middle of it so it’s acting up :( I’ve been able to get access to the data finally so worst case we’ll extract VM’s.

    You can request a credit and we’ll give you one since we know this has been quite the headache.

    Thanks again,

    Francisco

    July 10, 2010 @ 12:44 am | Reply
  42. calvin:

    Hi fransisco, I have submitted ticket support a day ago but no support has replied me yet. Could I just ask a refund or you just switch my account into the working node? I dont have anything installed in the vps yet, so it’s not really problem for me because I just wanted to test propagation and such.

    July 10, 2010 @ 12:50 am | Reply
  43. Anonymous:

    I cant wait till my vps is online again

    July 10, 2010 @ 4:23 am | Reply
  44. Hey there,

    This node is back online as of a few hours ago. In the end we let the FSCK run for over 9 hours after trying the other 2 times. It didn’t complete fully so we simply pulled as much data as we could and setup a new node.

    Please let us know if you have a VM that’s acting up. If you can, you should reinstall your VM.

    If you have any issues you can either do a ticket or email me at deltaanime@gmail.com

    Thanks again for your patience,

    Francisco

    July 10, 2010 @ 9:44 am | Reply
  45. calvin:

    yes it works again, thanks fransisco!

    July 10, 2010 @ 9:46 am | Reply
  46. Hey there,

    You’re most welcome. Again, thank you for being patient.

    I’m going to catch some sleep since it’s almost 3AM ;) If you email me, please give me a bit to get back to you.

    Thanks,

    Francisco

    July 10, 2010 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  47. calvin:

    seems like it’s down again, maintenance from data center?

    November 7, 2010 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
  48. Hi Calvin,

    We reported a popped breaker this morning and brought everyone online within the hour. If you’re still down check your solus but at this point it the issue has been resolved, as well as the reason the power issue happened.

    Thanks!

    Francisco

    November 7, 2010 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  49. Hey Francisco,

    Disk I/O on BuyVM servers has become very slow. Saving a file with a single word written takes 5-10 seconds. I dont know if its due to too many VPS on nodes or some disk issue. I am pretty satisfied with RAM on BuyVM but like with many VPS providers, disk I/O is becoming a huge bottleneck.

    regards,
    JP

    November 9, 2010 @ 3:15 am | Reply
  50. Hi JP,

    What node are you on? I’m going to take a wild guess at node01?

    That’s the only node we’ve had complaints of any sort of performance issues on and that is heavily on the fact of our busy our solus page has been. Since it’s on a shared node, mysql has been getting quite busy on there :( We’ll be separating it sometime tonight it looks like, though.

    Let me know or send me an email at admin@frantech.ca and I’ll look into it :) Our first 5 nodes, btw, are getting rebalanced into ‘plan specific’ nodes to better allocate resources.

    Francisco

    November 9, 2010 @ 5:10 am | Reply
  51. My VPS is down since today morning. I guess this is due to the upgrades? Hoping things will be better after the upgrade (I did get 27 days uptime before today though :).

    November 11, 2010 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
    • My mistake! Francisco is right, I think I somehow missed my payment.

      November 12, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  52. Be sure to check that your invoice got paid ;-)

    The only people down right now are those with dues.

    we will be upgrading our mailserver this weekend to deal with our billing panel not sending invoices properly.

    Solus was upgraded earlier this week to improve performance.

    Thanks!

    Francisco

    November 11, 2010 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Francisco. Yes, I think I missed my payment.

      November 12, 2010 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
  53. calvin:

    It seems node03 down again? :/

    November 21, 2010 @ 5:33 am | Reply
  54. Much worse :/

    All of Fremont #1 had a power outage just now.

    We’re getting everything online and a tech is helping as they can, but FMT 1 is a big location so they’re busy as hell helping everyone.

    Francisco

    November 21, 2010 @ 5:39 am | Reply
  55. calvin:

    looks like it’s recovered already. anyway, thanks for the quick response.

    November 21, 2010 @ 8:53 am | Reply
  56. Kevin:

    I use this for a small game that doesn’t really take up much memory. It’s pretty terrible for some odd reason and it’s pretty laggy compared to a worst vps that other people use.

    [IMG]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/Kunaininja/benchmarkvps.png[/IMG]
    this is my score for 512m plan

    I think it might have something to do with the server, requesting a change at the moment.
    Anyways, throwing it out there.

    February 6, 2011 @ 7:48 am | Reply
    • Hi Kevin,

      Go ahead with the ticket and we’ll see if there was any errors in your provision :)

      Thanks,

      Francisco

      February 6, 2011 @ 10:25 am | Reply
  57. I hope they are not overselling their servers

    You experience bad performance and another customer experience the node runs out of space?

    Hard disk full on buyvm node07?
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1020396

    The probably just shuffle customers around to different nodes when they complaint

    February 6, 2011 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
    • Not quite :)

      That node had a power issue the day before but never ran a FSCK. We had to reboot the node to FSCK it and correct it (hense why it went ‘read only’).

      As you can see later on the client is fine and was even offered a credit for the issue.

      Francisco

      February 7, 2011 @ 2:27 am | Reply
  58. Peter:

    Francisco Dias you have any new news on the availability on all VPS from $ 15 ‘year? No because it is a long time that says “Out of Stock” …
    Thanks in advance

    February 28, 2011 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  59. Unrealable:

    Well i waited for like 3-4 weeks just to get a slot in FRANTECH what’s up with that? It’s been like this for like 2 years? You guys need to step your game up, just sayin….

    April 6, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
    • I apologize about that, but we’ve been spending our time focusing on improving all of our nodes performance before we rolled out another batch of stock.

      If you’ve decided to move onwards to another host I wish you the best of times with them :)

      Francisco

      April 6, 2011 @ 11:07 pm | Reply

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