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CS-Squad – $3 OpenVZ VPS with 32MB Memory

Tags: , , , Date/Time: December 16, 2009 @ 2:46 am, by LowEndAdmin

CS-Squad Saw some very low end virtual servers from CS Squad Hosting. Here is their Mini VPS page with a few strictly unmanaged virtual server hosting plans.

OpenVZ Mini

  • 32MB guaranteed/128MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • $3/month

Xen Mini

  • 32MB memory/128MB swap
  • 5GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • $4/month

FreeBSD Jail Mini

  • 1GB Host memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • $5/month

No control panel. They will also charge you $20 if you need to have VPS rebuilt. Their website is hosted with DMEHosting’s reseller account. However from their WHT ads for dedicated servers, they seem to be using Primary.net in St. Louis for their dedicated servers.

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18 Comments

  1. Joe Merit:

    None of these plans are available for purchase.

    December 16, 2009 @ 3:43 am | Reply
  2. packetloss451:

    $20/rebuild? Seriously?

    December 16, 2009 @ 6:08 am | Reply
  3. Joe,
    In few more days later OpenVZ Mini will be available again once the new server is ready.

    packetloss451,
    Yeah, to avoid too much users who simply play and messed up their Mini VPSes and request to rebuild them every day.
    We had been gone tru a lot of headaches for this reason. These Mini plans is to target for those clients who really know what they are doing when they ssh in to the VPS.

    December 16, 2009 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Ryan:

      What about people who use a small VPS as a staging server? What about people who want to test a fresh install of a system they intend to replicate for load-balanced nodes?

      Having a fresh system is the entire point of a staging/testing server and I would have thought that the small-scale VPS market consists of many such people.

      It’s not for “clients who really know what they are doing” at all is it? It’s because you are too useless to automate it and too short-sighted to see the big picture.

      December 23, 2010 @ 9:15 am | Reply
      • Andrew:

        For your information, the mini VPS is no longer offering as in the website.
        I don’t see they still selling this tiny plan anymore.
        About automating, do you know how many fraud purchase can be happen if everything just leave it automated?

        December 23, 2010 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
  4. Nice to see someone offering FreeBSD images. Gotta admit I came up when mainframes were still around and that’s what I’m used to.

    Their regularly priced VPSes are available with their 512meg within the LEB price range I believe:

    http://cs-squad.net/?id=vps

    December 16, 2009 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  5. packetloss451:

    @cs squad The price just sort of stood out at me as being outrageous. I understand where you are coming from, however, it would be nice to know I can rebuild if needed (and I certainly know what I am doing). Why not limit rebuilds to every certain amount of days (30-60?)?

    Just an idea.

    December 16, 2009 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
  6. @packetloss451,
    hmm, it is a good suggestion too,
    we will think about ur suggestion as it would bring benefit to other users as well.
    :)

    December 16, 2009 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
  7. packetloss451:

    @cs squad:

    Cool! I truly think you have really good deals and a few interest me. However, when I weigh cost/benefit and factor in ever needing to rebuild (we all make mistakes…I am sure we have all nuked a server or two) I am drawn toward paying a few extra bucks per month to a provider who will let me rebuild if the need arises.

    Keep on keepin’ on…and let us know if you decide to roll at least minimal rebuilds into your plans!

    :-D

    December 16, 2009 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
  8. 20 bucks isn’t bad for a reinstall actually if you have to have a tech do it. I forget what I have to pay for my datacenter to do it on one of my servers but I know it’s a lot more than 20 bucks. (I go in and do it myself.)

    December 17, 2009 @ 1:25 am | Reply
  9. Matt:

    I have to ask, are there any benefits to buying plans from resellers like CS-Squad instead of their upstream (in this case Burst.net)? Its ridiculous that they actually charge more than what Burst is offering when I glanced through their regular VPS pricing.

    December 17, 2009 @ 2:03 am | Reply
  10. Dufu:

    @drmike why would you need a tech to do that? Rebuilding a vps is like click click done or executing 1 shell command. It’s not like installing a physical server.

    December 17, 2009 @ 7:31 am | Reply
  11. packetloss451:

    @drmike ?? Are you talking VPS?

    December 17, 2009 @ 7:58 am | Reply
  12. @Matt,
    specs looks like Burst VPS doesn’t mean it is Burst VPS!

    Example, Acer is selling a desktop with the spec Intel Core2Duo with 1GB RAM & 160GB Hard Disk,
    HP also do sell a desktop with the spec Intel Core2Duo with 1GB RAM & 160GB Hard Disk.
    Does this mean HP is reselling Acer desktop?

    December 18, 2009 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  13. Matt:

    Interesting. Some detective work goes a long way my friend.

    Your entire VPS and Dedicated server lines are exact carbon copies of Burst.Net offerings. Even the options to configure the your boxes are exact (apart from the blown up prices). E.g the list of OS images.

    Also the TOS section, another copy of Burst.Net’s TOS.
    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4619/cssquad.jpg
    You could have at least changed that (or are you not allowed to under Burst.net reseller terms?), or setup SSL properly on your insecure ordering page.

    Now I must apologize beforehand if I’m wrong and your 2 week old company coincidently stock exactly the same hardware lineup as Burst.Net. Please feel free to debunk my claims, say hooking up LEB with one of your Core i7 servers for a day or two to test for IP and the sort :)

    December 18, 2009 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
  14. Jack T.:

    Terrible website, unprofessional attitude, completely clueless. I love people like this. They subconsciously let everyone know what a poor service they offer via their glaring stupidity.

    December 23, 2010 @ 9:24 am | Reply
    • Andrew:

      I do not think the design of the website reflects the hosting company quality.

      As for attitude, from what you said its shown that you never used their service before. Their attitude is ok and I never see them rude to me and my other friends who also they customer of them.

      While you said that they are clueless?
      A clueless host will not be able to survive that long. And they are already in VPS business for quite some time.
      I am on their managed service. I’ve been requested them to setup a HE ipv6 tunnel, and they able to set it up in very short time for me.
      If they are clueless, how can they able to setup this in so short time?
      I’ve been with other small host before, using managed service too, but the other host screwed up my VPS while they are trying to setup the ipv6 tunnel and they only informed me after 2 days that they unable to complete the setup.

      So, saying that this host is clueless is something not logic.

      December 23, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
  15. Somik:

    I have to disagree with you Jack. The website is very to the point. Their staff is very friendly and co-operative (which you would know if you ordered from em). You are either a troll or a competing company’s dog.

    December 23, 2010 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

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