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Dead Pool January 2012

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: February 2, 2012 @ 4:34 am, by LowEndAdmin

This will be my very last post over here at LowEndBox.com. Sorry about the confusion over the last 2 weeks and it took a little bit longer than I anticipated to hand over the site. However I can assure you that the LowEndBox/LowEndTalk community is in good hands. New Chief’s announcement is just a start. He still needs to work out a concrete plan, but I am sure there are big plans for the years to come.

Now, dead pool for January 2012…

Atelra Atelra

Current Status: Timeout

Atelra has been listed on LowEndBox since almost 2 years ago, and prior to that the domain has been registered since 2005. Their death was reported in August 2010, however Rob continued to post offers at WHT until November 2010. I presume it died soon after-wards — and that was more than a year ago. Their website was finally turned off in January. Welcome to the dead pool.

Cripperz Cripperz Prodigy

Current Status: 500 Internal Error

We have Singapore based Cripperz Prodigy listed here since June 2011, offering low cost annual plans like $15/Year or $10/Year. That suicidal offer might actually have caused their death. Starting December 12 last year their servers at Datashack can no longer be contacted (read on the comments for the discussions). Their website remains intact until 21 January, where now it is just showing 500 Internal Error. Ghost town it appears, and dead pool it goes.

I thought Haas was a nice guy over the last half year — maybe I was wrong (which often been the case here, unfortunately).

Forever Hosting Forever Hosting

Current Status: cPanel Login Page

Okay, the irony here. Forever Hosting is dead, forever? They were first listed in October 2010 and I wasn’t expecting them to last more than a year anyway. Well, it had a bumpy ride but survived the first year — just. It started offering cheap $20/year 256MB OpenVZ servers towards the middle of 2011, and things started to get rough after that.

Kazetech Kazetech

Current Status: 403 Forbidden

Zulkhairi from Kazetech first got me to list their offer merely 4 months ago, offering OpenVZ VPS from CoreSite. Didn’t have a good start when caught running nulled WHMCS. He did send me another 50% off offer in November although I never got a chance to post it — doesn’t matter now I guess. Here is a related thread on WHT. Looks like he has done a runner.

NordicVPS NordicVPS

Current Status: Website timeout

Report of NordicVPS‘s death might have been greatly exaggerated in the past, the inevitable has indeed finally happened. As of 24 Jan 2012 their website no longer connects. They have however been offering on LowEndBox since May 2010, including chasing after the $15/Year offers in Fremont/San Jose that have conned many here. I ended up having to publicly state that I will no longer post their offers here. Hopefully not many here are affected by their demise.

PREFIBER PREFIBER

Current Status: MySQL Error on Website

Currently PREFIBER‘s website is showing “De database verbinding kon niet worden gelegd”, which is Dutch for “My database is totally f**ked up!” and that message has been on their website since 12 Jan so it can’t be just a glitch. That has been just shy of a year since they first got featured here. Looks like it’s going to stay in dead pool for good.

Rizie Rizie

Current Status: IP address not resolvable

I first posted Rizie‘s offer in September 2010 where they are offering OpenVZ VPS offers with Wholesale Internet and BurstNET. They had some exclusive offers for the LowEndBox, had a quiet 2011, and then I got forwarded this email last month, where they announced they are shutting down. However they have promised pro-rata refund — which I hope all their customers have received theirs. Their website stopped resolving at the end of the month, and that’s another provider ending in dead pool…

ThriftyVPS ThriftyVPS

Current Status: 1&1 Parked page

ThriftyVPS? Hmmm. They should have been renamed CraftyVPS. I posted their first deal in August last year, which was nothing more than a reseller. Michael emailed to convince me later that they are no longer a n00b and have got their own servers. So I posted their offer on 4th of Jan. Within hours their website was offline, and then got replaced by parking page. DODGY! A relevant thread on WHT and Michael is still active there — look out for more scams.

LowEndAdmin LowEndAdmin

Current Status: Retired

Finally, we are coming to the end of this blog post. I am here sending “LowEndAdmin” to dead pool. It has been a fun ride over the last 4 years, but for various reasons I will not be able to carry on.

I am leaving LowEndBox and LowEndTalk to “Chief” + his team of helpers. Not necessarily trio I heard, and the team includes some long time members, experienced moderators and people with industrial knowledge.

I might still visit LowEndBox/LowEndAdmin every now and then posting off-topic rants. After all I still run a few websites and budget VPS hosting is still of great use for me. I won’t be contributing much though — will just be like most of you — a regular member.

Chief + team will also soon take over the email address I have been using over the last 4 years to receive spams posting requests. If you still wish to contact me as LowEndAdmin, feel free to use the following email address:

LowEndAdm@gmail.com (Note: It’s Adm not Admin as the later has already been squatted)

Signing off.

^D

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.

53 Comments

  1. Sad to see LEA floating in the dead pool. :(

    February 2, 2012 @ 4:40 am | Reply
  2. HuluWa:

    Fehosting is dead

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:08 am | Reply
  3. paul:

    LEA it’s been great. I love the C64 pic. I’ll have to figure out how to host a bunch of LEB’s on one and oversell them.

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:10 am | Reply
  4. Ah the super budget market, that’ll fix all of a companies problems!!

    Francisco

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:23 am | Reply
  5. Spirit:

    Atelra – First year or so after their listing at LEB was actually very stable. Fast, not overloaded virtuozzo vps with great uptime and if I remember correct for LEBs not so standard .us DC but as soon first sign of troubles appeared (I wasn’t been able to renew my vps because they didn’t respond regarding their blocked paypal account) I decided to pack my bags so I didn’t experience any real issues with them.
    Imho. they really tryed and invested some money into business but because hard competition and lack of experience failed.

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:28 am | Reply
  6. I hope “Chief” can be active as you. Nice ending with dead pool though.

    February 2, 2012 @ 7:10 am | Reply
  7. Good luck LEA.

    February 2, 2012 @ 7:20 am | Reply
  8. best wishes to LowEndAdm.
    have nice retired days!

    February 2, 2012 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  9. Thank you LEA, you’ve been awesome!
    <3

    February 2, 2012 @ 8:11 am | Reply
  10. happy retired LEA,
    you have done a very good jobs in LEB as my first here.

    February 2, 2012 @ 8:49 am | Reply
  11. gsrdgrdghd:

    Just for reference, my Cripperz 10$/year box is still up.
    There is also someone active on their Facebook/Twitter account

    February 2, 2012 @ 9:08 am | Reply
  12. liam:

    Finally reveal yourself ‘d’? David? Dwayne, Dane, Dirk, Duck?

    February 2, 2012 @ 9:30 am | Reply
  13. vedran:

    Enjoy your virtual retirement LEA.

    February 2, 2012 @ 10:11 am | Reply
  14. Lost several VPS from Kazetech…

    February 2, 2012 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  15. Go:

    Best of luck now and later to LEA. Big thanks for the everything.

    February 2, 2012 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  16. You’ve been very helpful, got first VPS after browsing through your posts. Good luck, LEA. :)

    February 2, 2012 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  17. Steve:

    Thanks for everything LEA, and good luck. You’ll be missed.

    February 2, 2012 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
  18. Sean:

    Thank you and kudos to LowEndAdmin. The new team will have a hard time trying to emulate his brilliance.

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  19. DonN:

    LEB,

    Many thanks to you LEB admin. Good luck to whatever you are pursuing!.. Take it Easy!

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  20. Roph:

    Thanks for all the work you did LEA, good luck with your future endeavors :)

    February 2, 2012 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
  21. Not a big list this month, Yippe! :)

    Another admin bites the dust…

    February 2, 2012 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
  22. Erik:

    At there twitter site nordicvps NordicVPS.com
    #nordicvps Dear valued customer, Sorry, We are having some technical difficulties at the moment. We are trying to solve it ASAP. ETA: N/A
    27 jan

    February 2, 2012 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  23. corpus:

    best wishes to LEA.
    thank you for this website
    have nice retired days!

    February 2, 2012 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
  24. Good luck with everything LEA!

    February 2, 2012 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
  25. However I can assure you that the LowEndBox/LowEndTalk community is in good hands.

    Considering at least one member of this “trio” has already been caught lying to the users here as well as harassing members, it doesn’t look like a good start to me.

    February 3, 2012 @ 12:21 am | Reply
    • I think you’re just being trolled to be honest. Your biggest issue is you feed into it and then get annoyed when people go for it. Don’t feed the trolls!

      Why not start at thread on LET documenting every company that has come to you wanting a buy out or contacting you to get listed?

      Francisco

      February 3, 2012 @ 12:24 am | Reply
      • So you want me to make a bigger mess of all of this?

        Fine Fran. Your employee took part in the trolling after I asked for it to stop. This isn’t the first time I made a complaint about his actions to you either. You blew it off last time when he made a bigoted remark to me. Going to do it again this time?

        I’d like the new owner to step up and put an end to all of this. He could have done that. Would have taken two seconds. He didn’t.

        February 3, 2012 @ 1:13 am | Reply
        • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

          In the past, you can find several of your own posts trolling random people. I was one of them too.

          Think not only once, but twice, at least.
          Change your attitude, then maybe people will take your serious.

          February 5, 2012 @ 5:48 am | Reply
  26. so many vps provider was dead pool bankruptcy.

    February 3, 2012 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  27. r0y:

    Thanks LEA for starting this site and running it for 4 great years!

    February 3, 2012 @ 2:28 am | Reply
  28. Sad that your going, seriously though never forget that YOU created LowEndBox!

    February 3, 2012 @ 3:41 am | Reply
  29. BuzzPoet:

    And just like that, the end of an era…

    February 3, 2012 @ 6:56 am | Reply
  30. safefaek:

    prefiber.nl

    Seemed to recover.

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:27 am | Reply
  31. sander:

    prefibver is running great, had HD troubles, but all is resolved
    uptime:
    top – 13:01:56 up 46 days, 22:57, 1 user, load average: 0.06, 0.05, 0.02

    so, no not in the deadpool

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:53 am | Reply
    • Yes maybe, but almost 20 days to replace a hard disk? Restards

      February 3, 2012 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  32. LowEndAdmin has gone, but I still visit LowEndBox ^^

    February 3, 2012 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  33. Hey guys, Datashack screwed me well later between december and january, i decided that its not worth the saving and argument with them. Im arranging to survey out a couple of other host and resume service. Nonetheless, i did tweet out a couple of times to ask people to back up their stuff as the server is going offline – weeks before it eventually did went offline.

    I did not send out via WHMCS becoz as you can see on previous post, there was an exploit again on WHMCS 4.5 and we were affected then my web got hit too. So yeah too messy to deal with all of it but i will deal with these + datashack mistakenly null route some of my IP after they shifted their billing platform from WHMCS to some other, all records was not tally. Learning turf, i will sort out for a better structure before i actually start the vps service again.

    I have the list of records of users who actually paid for what, those filed for paypal disputes, not to worry, i will be processing those disputes to have ur money return to you =) … till next time – mostly likely i will be out of too many low end box offerings, but i enjoyed the thrills so far.

    Follow me @cripperz on twitter. =) cheers!

    February 4, 2012 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
    • blabla:

      excuses excuses..

      February 9, 2012 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      You are joking, right?

      Do you really expect people to read through all those useless (to them) tweets find out their server will be shut down?

      February 19, 2012 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
  34. ca:

    @LEA got a tear in my eye seeing it’s final.

    The new admin will have a hard time replacing you, i wish you both the best!

    February 4, 2012 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  35. Bernardo Andrade:

    NordicVPS is back up it seems its not the end of the story yet.

    February 6, 2012 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
    • jordan perkins:

      Down for me Bernardo.

      February 17, 2012 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  36. I lost my VPS with Cripperz on Datashack with no prior notice. The only communication I have had was a twitter stream that says those suspended will not be restored or refunded (or something to that effect) claiming abuse. My account shows as suspended in the panel so I guess browsing facebook and twitter via openvpn was abuse? Never any reply to my inquiries as to what went wrong. I haven’t bothered to charge back the payment, it’s not worth the hassle for $16, but it’s been a disappointing experience.

    February 8, 2012 @ 4:19 am | Reply
  37. Jack:

    AlienLayer / AlienVPS is dead… host unreachable on my VPS, they have a serious routing problem for over a week now. Not answering calls or emails.

    February 10, 2012 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
    • In the Las Vegas or New York datacentre? I’ve had no problem recently with my VPS in LV.

      February 16, 2012 @ 2:50 am | Reply
    • Volume VPS User:

      That’s funny. Both our Las Vegas and NYC VPS with this vendor are running just fine, no problems.

      February 18, 2012 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  38. jordan perkins:

    BreatHost have gone down again and have done a runner because of KazeTech. They are gone too!

    February 17, 2012 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
  39. Volume VPS User:

    Unfortunately, FuseVPS just announced they are closing at the end of February, due to problems with Softlayer in Dallas. In their email, they speculated that other VPS vendors located at Softlayer are or will be having similar problems.

    This is very sad, as FuseVPS was at the very top of our vendor ratings, and we do business with several dozen different companies.

    February 18, 2012 @ 5:38 pm | Reply

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