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ByteVPS - $4 OpenVZ VPS with 96MB Memory

Update Dec 2009: ByteVPS has been down since 2009-12-10. Codev.co.nz is showing directory index, and MercuryWeb.net with a simple text message saying that they are not taking new customers at the moment. Another dead provider.

ByteVPS Via this WHT offer. ByteVPS has some pretty minimalistic web design, accompanying its minimalistic virtual server offerings. One one plan available on their website — “Byte” sized VPS for $4/month. Except when you click through the order page and it comes up as $5/month. Blame the ever-falling USD I guess :) Anyway, you’ll get:

  • 96MB guaranteed/128MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 75GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

The SolusVM IP address (60.234.45.xxx) points to a New Zealand ISP so I guess the VMs could be in NZ. That would certainly make it a very good offer consider majority of the low end boxes are in US or Europe The VPS servers are actually in Kansa City MO. Then I tried to do some background check on the business…

The OP of the deal on WHT, “MercuryWeb”, seems to be familiar. Indeed it has already been covered here back in June this year on their $4.90 128MB Xen VPS. It appears MercuryWeb’s address no longer shows their website (currently just a standard cPanel page for me). Well. It appears to be not the only business from Dan that has gone nowhere. My records also show that Codev Technology that we covered in November last year, which stopped taking new business back in April this year, and the website is currently offline — was also started by the same person.

Good on ya for being a serial hosting entrepreneur. All I did was playing Quake World when I was 19-20 at uni. Although buyers beware, as usual…

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  1. Thanks for featuring my offering.

    I completely forgot to put the promo code in. It is: BYTEVPS-LAUNCH

    SolusVM is hosted in New Zealand, but the server for these vps’s is in the US.

    For NZ VPS’s: I will be posting MercuryWeb VPS offerings to WHT next week, when the 7 day between posts limit is up.

    As for the other companies, MercuryWeb is only down due to a DNS error on my providers end. http://mercuryweb.net is up, but http://www.mercuryweb.net is not.
    and Codev Technology was relaunched as MercuryWeb.

    October 19, 2009 @ 3:23 am | Reply
  2. Dan — Where about in the US are the servers located?

    October 19, 2009 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  3. Kansas City

    October 19, 2009 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
  4. All three websites — ByteVPS.net, MercuryWeb.com and Codev.co.nz have been down for three days. It’s a pretty extensive downtime for any hosting provider. You guys dead?

    December 13, 2009 @ 3:51 am | Reply
  5. Yeah our rackspace provider “went crazy” and broke their contract with us, and switched off our services.

    We still have not recovered any of our hardware…

    January 14, 2010 @ 9:20 am | Reply

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