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Corgi Tech – $7 512MB VMWare VPS in Dallas/France

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 20, 2011 @ 12:10 pm, by LowEndAdmin

Corgitech Via this WHT offer. Corgi Tech that has just been launched earlier this month, is currently doing a 50% off their VMWare-based VPS packages, when you use coupon code CORGI50 at checkout. Their “Basic VPS” would be $7/month after the discount. Direct signup link here, and you get

  • 512MB memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • 2x vCPU cores
  • VMWare

They take AlertPay, Google Checkout and PayPal. Servers in either GNAX in Dallas TX (test IP: 205.251.154.170) or OVH in France (test IP: 176.31.66.55). Its website is quite nicely done featuring cute looking Welsh Corgi, however quite a few links are either wrong or missing. Corgi Tech Limited are a registered company in the United Kingdom with Company No 7719404 (incorporated July 2011), and it’s address is clearly stated out in the website footer. However domain was somehow masked.

I think the company is too new to have a solid review. VMWare, however, makes it an interesting offer as one of previous VMWare provider, eNetSouth Cloud, just went to the dead pool for this month.

68 Comments

  1. FM:

    I’m using the services for just a couple of days but I can say Junaid provides best support ever.

    November 20, 2011 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
  2. littleguy:

    Haha, cute stuff!

    November 20, 2011 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
    • Wow, I didn’t expect to be front page on lowendbox just yet, but I appreciate it nonetheless. We currently have no slots left on our EU host which is why I’ve taken that option off the order page. We have another couple of Servers being built for the EU that will be live next week.

      I am aware of the broken links (Blog/Facebook) etc.. We’ve had such a fantastic response from WHT that I personally have been very cautious of advertising/marketing further. The last thing we want is to be over stretched and our existing client base to suffer as a result.

      And yes those are my two Corgi’s :) Left one is called Hanya and right one Indy.

      November 20, 2011 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
      • We now have EU slots available located in the UK based @ Redstation.com
        Test IP is : 188.227.176.190. I’ll try to arrange a Test file soon.

        November 25, 2011 @ 2:12 am | Reply
  3. Tom:

    LEA CPU Cores should be 2, not 4.

    Guess the offer is good for wmware dallas, but this routing and speed is so bad for me.
    http://i.imgur.com/5kwMI.png
    http://i.imgur.com/IeWza.png

    From 33 ping to 146, to 171. Not really good, as softlayer dallas is 150 ping and up to 11MB/s (max).

    Will be passing this offer.

    November 20, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  4. Brandon:

    I had a chat with him last night, he answered any questions I asked, and from the sounds of it, they seem to know their stuff.

    November 20, 2011 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
  5. There company shows no directors etc?

    http://i.imgur.com/zFYk7.png

    November 20, 2011 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
  6. Junaid provides extraordinary support (even via emails from his iPhone). I have been with this host since approx 1 month ago and there has been no issues or downtimes etc.

    root@corgitech:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-11-20 23:22:16--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 3.89M/s   in 24s
    
    2011-11-20 23:22:40 (4.20 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    root@corgitech:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 10.8246 s, 99.2 MB/s

    The control panel is very cool :)

    November 20, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for your positive feedback Asim :) The IO results should be about 50% higher than that usually, I am just in the process of backing up all our clients VPS offsite which is affecting it a touch. You should have more details in your email shortly.

      November 20, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  7. Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

    Definitely looks an interesting offer and company!

    I wish you the best luck folks

    November 21, 2011 @ 12:13 am | Reply
    • When I hear VMware, I just remember…

      November 21, 2011 @ 12:16 am | Reply
      • WestNetSouth?

        November 21, 2011 @ 12:24 am | Reply
        • LOL! You must create a subbrand of Vmport with that name xD Is so funny HAHAHA

          November 21, 2011 @ 2:48 am | Reply
        • Haha i have only just realized what i put. I meant eNetWest lmfao
          Think my compass is off :P

          November 21, 2011 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
      • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

        Same here, but let’s hope it won’t happen with this company :-D

        November 21, 2011 @ 12:46 am | Reply
        • I’ve never heard of them. What happened to them and why ?

          November 21, 2011 @ 2:17 am | Reply
        • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

          Just search eNetSouth and you’ll be able to find the whole story :-P

          November 21, 2011 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
        • innya:

          I have used ENSCLOUD VMware for 20 months. It is sad it went bust.

          November 21, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
  8. innya:

    I used to pay same spec. for $5.54 with ENSCLOUD. )D

    Tempting to get another vmware.

    November 21, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

      Why don’t you try?
      I really like the way Kakashi is replying here ^^

      November 21, 2011 @ 6:17 pm | Reply
      • innya:

        @Miguel are you trying to help Kakashi? or doing free promotion for kakashi? :)

        November 21, 2011 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
        • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

          Not really. I’m doing free promotion, as I like the way he’s dealing with the stock situation and such.

          November 21, 2011 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
    • I also second what @Miguel said. Try them, they are good

      November 21, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
      • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

        I guess so Asim, let’s hope it’ll have future :-)

        November 21, 2011 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  9. innya:

    @Kakashi When is this offer expired?

    November 21, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
    • The offer expires on the 27th of November. However seeing as we couldn’t accommodate EU clients this time around we might extend the offer to EU VPS further than the 27th of Novemeber, when our new EU VPS hosts come online.

      If we have spare capacity around the the end of December we may bring it back for USA and EU. I am just really cautious when it comes to expanding. I really don’t want to bite off more than we can chew and controlling the Offers and limiting advertising is one way to do that.

      November 21, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  10. innya:

    Ok, I added one more vmware in my vpslist :).

    November 21, 2011 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
  11. Just ordered this special, and so far it runs pretty well for 512mb. I just noticed that this package is listed as 4 vcores above, but I only have 2 at the moment. I will check the page, make sure I am not reading it wrong.

    cat /proc/cpuinfo 
    processor	: 0
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 44
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5620  @ 2.40GHz
    stepping	: 2
    cpu MHz		: 2400.085
    cache size	: 12288 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 2
    core id		: 0
    cpu cores	: 2
    apicid		: 0
    initial apicid	: 0
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 11
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts nopl xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm ida arat epb dts
    bogomips	: 4800.17
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    
    processor	: 1
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 44
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5620  @ 2.40GHz
    stepping	: 2
    cpu MHz		: 2400.085
    cache size	: 12288 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 2
    core id		: 1
    cpu cores	: 2
    apicid		: 1
    initial apicid	: 1
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 11
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts nopl xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm ida arat epb dts
    bogomips	: 4800.17
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    

    Otherwise, the network seems speedy, and is pretty close to most hops I have tested around Western EU and the US. Support was speedy when I tried the “live chat”, and J was able to assist me, and let me know my VM was almost ready, and then sent me an e-mail shortly after to let me know I can login now.

    November 22, 2011 @ 1:44 am | Reply
  12. Gonzalo:

    I have tried to buy one, but in no place I saw the location. I am interested in a VPS from France. It seems I have to wait for a week to get it.

    November 23, 2011 @ 7:08 am | Reply
    • Yes I’ve removed the option of choosing EU or USA and it’s defaulting to USA now. I have mentioned above that we are out of stock when it comes to EU VPS slots and we don’t oversell. We are expected to have a new UK Host up and running later today.

      November 23, 2011 @ 8:48 am | Reply
  13. Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

    That’s a very wise policy regarding overselling.

    Congratulations ;-)

    November 23, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  14. Serban:

    any news on the opening of the new EU slots? really interested…

    November 24, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
    • We now have EU slots available located in the UK based @ Redstation.com
      Test IP is : 188.227.176.190. I’ll try to arrange a Test file soon.

      November 25, 2011 @ 2:12 am | Reply
  15. Serban:

    oh, and could you please share some details on the Ruby on Rails support for the shared hosting?

    November 24, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
    • Well we use WHM/CPanel for our shared hosting and Ruby on Rails is enabled. Anything particular you want to know about it ?

      November 25, 2011 @ 2:15 am | Reply
      • Serban:

        thank you for your answers.

        i would like to know more things like Rails 3 support, the webserver used, possibility to install gems… i keep on reading that deploying Rails applications on shared hosts is a nightmare and want to know if you are supporting Rails development in this sense.

        November 25, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
        • To be honest we would probably be providing the minimum required support for Ruby on Rails. We have a developer on our team and he isn’t too keen on it, so we probably lack the expertise to help out too much with it. So I think it’s safe to say if you want good support for Ruby on Rails you would probably look for a more specialised shared hosting provider. I don’t really know of any either.

          November 25, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
  16. REZ:

    I’m using their UK server… so far so good!

    Junaid is awesome!!!

    November 25, 2011 @ 6:10 am | Reply
  17. rchurch:

    website is too slow.

    What are the VM management options?

    Do you offer access to vcenter console?

    Can you reinstall anytime and choose your ISOs?

    November 25, 2011 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
    • Yes you do have access to the VCenter console. Yes you can reinstall your OS at any time using your own ISO’s.

      As for Management options I am guessing you don’t mean the management we provide but more about the control panel ? You will be able to stop/start/reset your VPS. Upload your own ISO to the VM and view the settings.
      You will not be able to create snapshots, edit the VM settings (Hardware) etc..

      November 26, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
      • rchurch:

        Where is the ISO stored?
        On the host or locally?

        Does adding ISOs require your assistance or is it something I can do myself?

        November 26, 2011 @ 1:33 am | Reply
        • We have ISO’s located privately on the datastore. You can request us to load it on to your VPS.
          Alternatively you can load an ISO locally on your PC.

          We are considering opening the datastore up for client access so they may pick the ISO’s themselves. This is in the works :)

          November 26, 2011 @ 3:41 am | Reply
  18. Torrents? IRC? Rock Lobsters? :)

    November 26, 2011 @ 1:59 am | Reply
    • Seedboxes are not allowed, same goes for IRC. Rock Lobsters though…. we’ll bring that up in our next meeting :P

      November 26, 2011 @ 3:43 am | Reply
  19. Just ordered a Windows VPS from these guys, hope everything goes well.

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:34 am | Reply
  20. Willing:

    I don’t you make a mistake or they changed.
    I’m only get the vps as below.
    20 GB Disk space
    800 GB Bandwidth
    384 MB RAM

    December 7, 2011 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  21. Daniel:

    Stupid question, but what is the main difference between VMware virualisation and KVM for example?
    What are advantages and disadvantages?

    And are European locations available again yet? Or has the promo expired :(

    December 8, 2011 @ 9:07 am | Reply
    • This Promo has expired but there is another one on, for our Standard and Ultimate VPS packages. The only Promo we have for the Basic package is free Windows 2008std.

      EU Locations are available now.

      There are too many different opinions and technical points to list between the two Hypervisors. Google is your Friend.

      December 8, 2011 @ 8:46 pm | Reply
      • Daniel:

        Thanks for your reply. Have googled for differences between KVM en VMware indeed.
        What is the main diff between win 2008 std and win 2008 web edition? I understand the last focusses on web,
        but is any of this functionality missing in 2008 std?

        December 9, 2011 @ 11:24 am | Reply
      • Daniel:

        Oh, and why is the basic vps only 384 mb now according to the website?
        Because promo is over?

        December 9, 2011 @ 11:26 am | Reply
        • Yes because the promo is over. Also we wanted a package that would allow us to cater for the Lowend community without any sort of promotion.

          However we simply couldn’t offer 512MB RAM for $7 as a usual price. It didn’t make sense for us.

          December 11, 2011 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
        • Daniel:

          I see, thanks for your reply but too bad for me :(
          Any chance for a new promo soon?

          And could you explain me my other question too?
          What the main diff between win 2008 std and win 2008 web edition is? I understand the last focusses on web,
          but is any of this functionality missing in 2008 std?

          December 11, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  22. We will aim to have a new promotion every month :) I am not sure if we’ll even have the 50% one back.
    To answer your question about 2009 std and web editions , the main differences are how much RAM each supports, Active Directory Support, MS SQL support. Here is a PDF explaining more :

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/C/6/FC6006B5-866E-42C1-88F8-9AC4B8BC610D/WS%20Brand%20Pages%20-%20Editions%20Comparison%20Guide.pdf

    December 11, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Thanks for your reply and the microsoft comparison paper, bookmarked it!
      Too bad I missed this promo, might wait for the next one for UK!

      December 12, 2011 @ 8:48 am | Reply
  23. rchurch:

    Website is down, and I am receiving spurious invoice overdue messages.

    These problems seem to happen after you’ve just paid the invoice when you are considering renewal because you are not using it much!!

    December 28, 2011 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
  24. Brent:

    This morning, I found that my invoice I already paid the other day by Google Checkout was regenerated. When I signed up, what I found listed in my account for payment methods were Google Checkout, Paypal, or Paypal credit card. I chose the Paypal credit card one because I wanted to use my debit card. It seemed to have me enter the card into WHMCS, and I did. I made the mistake of storing it, and the second month I got payment failed notices followed by notices from my bank that I’ve been charged. I hope they can clean up this mess or I’m going back to what I had before.

    December 28, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  25. innya:

    I also got closing request of old closed issues and invoice.
    Also, site is not reachable.

    December 28, 2011 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
  26. Dano:

    AFAIK, they have/had been under a DDOS attack earlier this week(sunday,monday), but the site was up and running through it, just was really slow(obviously). I also received an invoice this morning about a bill I just paid a week before this date, so this is making me wonder what is going on over in Corgitech land today?

    December 29, 2011 @ 12:13 am | Reply
  27. rchurch:

    It looks as though they can’t gain access to the box.

    Hosting sales, billing and support with a provider that can’t mitigate against DDOS attacks doesn’t speak well of the company, though that seems to be the case here.

    I wanted to upgrade the RAM on my system and I can’t.

    If Junaid and Kakashi don’t fix this thing pronto it won’t look good on them, although their servers seem quite performant.

    December 29, 2011 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
    • Just to explain the above situation, the DDOS attacks on our main website caused the Cron job for WHMCS to fail and repeat every hour. Hence the incorrect invoices being sent out. Everything has been rectified now.

      Just like a lot of companies we do not host our own support/website. In the event if anything were to happen to our servers this way we would still be able to communicate with our clients. Unfortunately the websute host we were with didn’t have much in the way of DDOS protection. However we were still able to communicate and support our clients through twitter and other means. Client VPS nodes were unaffected by the DDos Attacks.

      January 3, 2012 @ 12:24 am | Reply
  28. Tam Le Duc:

    I’m using VMWARE with Corgitech, they very good. You should try them.

    January 4, 2012 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  29. eduardo:

    same, very good service.

    January 5, 2012 @ 1:23 am | Reply
  30. delirium:

    Hey guys, is this providers still active? I’m thinking of getting a vps from them.

    January 15, 2012 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  31. paulo Ribeiro:

    Well i´m using corgitech for a few months now, and what can i say, they are very good and very fast replying and solving issues. for ex. when i open a ticket to change something to my VPS i´ll receive an answer in less then 15 minutes well this an extemely high plus.
    The servers are very high performance and the internet connection is fast, i was using the UK site and the internet was not slow at all but when i change to NL the speed blown me apart DL 100MBits/UL:200Mbits
    its an excellent service with a premium support. So you pay for what you get.

    The cons:

    I believe corgitech should have a full price list of the extras, because opening tickets for it , i believe its not a good option and can create an image not very positive. (like for ex. extra RAM, CPU, HDD, IPs, Traffic , etc.

    The price of extras in some cases i think they are quite high, basically the fixed IPs $3.00/mo. and RAM $15/mo each GB , unmetered traffic 100mb at $149.00/mo , here the competition has a much lower level of pricing. On the other hand the package itself its extremely competitive.

    Conclusion:

    If you require a service out of the box with high quality buy it, if you want to add extras to it i recomend to choose better offers in the mainstream providers.

    regards,
    Paulo R.

    March 13, 2012 @ 12:24 pm | Reply

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