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Dead Pool December 2010 - SynHost.eu and SolidVPS

Happy New Year everyone! Looks like everyone had a good holiday season, because there isn’t actually any dead provider from the last month of 2010! Well, two actually…

SynHost SynHost.eu

Current Status: Website down

SynHost.eu was started by Sebastian back in 2009, who now runs BreatHost. It got sold to Internet Gateway South Beach back in March 2010 (whom does not seem to have good reviews on WHT). The website went up and down like a yoyo, and I think igsobe finally decided to shut it down on 30 November.

Interestingly though the domain is still registered to Sebastian on EURid. Hopefully his new venture would be more of a success :)

SolidVPS SolidVPS

Current Status: Website under construction

SolidVPS was first reported here on 7 November, reselling BuyVM’s OpenVZ VPS in Fremont that was $5/year more expensive than what BuyVM has offered (+$2 setup fee as well!) They sound pretty much dodgy right from the start — a .ORG domain with WHOIS protection. Not to mention stealing another company’s web design. It went down on 5 December and came back with an “Under Construction” website as it is under new management. Yeah right…

Other Changes & Upcoming

My scripts also picked up some changes:

  • IT Experts Ltd now gets redirected to itexperts.mu, which makes sense anyway as it’s a Mauritius company.
  • QuickVPS has been rebranded to QualityServers. Same group of people running it I believe, with more diversified products.
  • TropicVPS website went down for 2 days, and just got back up on a new IP and a blank website. Look out for them next month.

That’s it for this month, and don’t forget to tune in to LowEndBox in 2011 for more cheap VPS discussions.

Latest posts by LEA (see all)


  1. You missed Akisoft, LEA!


    January 2, 2011 @ 4:03 am | Reply
  2. Hi Lea & Francisco, Happy New Year.

    It is sad to see some goes down to the dead pool, but this industry is not for trial and error, and it is a necessity to have one or the other, skills or capital resource.

    Diversifying the business to meet market demand is also one of the way to survive. For example, FranTech.ca and BuyVM.net aim at different target market, and this is good to sustain the business.

    So Francisco, I think it is good idea to start selling turnkey box for special purpose such as VPS for VPN only, VPS pair for name server only, VPS for gaming serve, and so on. Or maybe you already did that I didn’t know of?

    January 2, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
    • We’ve not created templates for VPN/GS’s yet, but it’s already in mind :)

      We have our ‘DesktopOS’ templates in place, though.


      January 2, 2011 @ 5:09 am | Reply
  3. Craig:

    you missed solidvps.org

    January 2, 2011 @ 4:43 am | Reply
  4. What is the minimum spec to run DesktopOS smoothly?

    January 2, 2011 @ 5:28 am | Reply
    • 768mb with nothing but the desktop environment and a few apps running on openvz, 384mb on xen is fine.

      January 2, 2011 @ 6:05 am | Reply
      • not quite. On 32bit we get it booting in ~250MB


        January 2, 2011 @ 6:47 am | Reply
        • Agreed. We keep a VNC image around for ourselves so we can easily download OS images from the Microsoft licensing portal to move them over to our Xen servers. Runs about 250mb ram on average. It’s a very low resource user. Only once you start loading up applications such as Firefox does it start to use any RAM.

          January 3, 2011 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  5. Christian:

    Good to see there is not so much providers this time, who went down. :)

    January 2, 2011 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  6. Sandip Soft:

    Please share who is best and cheap vps reseller

    January 3, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
  7. Happy New Year LEBoxers! looks like someone forgot to announce the winner of last quarter’s best VPS Host! looks like we need to make a celebration offerings but we are low on stocks at the moment :)

    January 4, 2011 @ 6:11 am | Reply
  8. Please add gigevps.net, they seems online but from Nov ’10 until now our VPS broken, can’t ping, and very slow response!

    January 5, 2011 @ 5:34 am | Reply
  9. eM:

    seems FEHOSTING.COM is gone too. machines down for over 24hrs and no answer from support

    January 5, 2011 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      same for me… :S

      January 5, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
    • Akshay:

      Strange, I’m actually on one of their boxes right now.

      January 5, 2011 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
    • FEHosting.com is up. However there are quite a few number of reports from the last Forever Hosting post saying that their VPS have been down for extended period.

      January 5, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
      • eM:

        the site is up, I was refering to the node. but it seems it’s not down for everyone, so I keep my fingers crossed :)

        January 5, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          Which node are you on?
          I’m on UK vz node 1 and it is down for 26 hours now.

          January 5, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
        • eM:

          @Christian: yup, the same node

          January 6, 2011 @ 4:14 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      Give me your server IP or some type of way to check your vps. As of the past 30 days we have had No downtime. So i would love to look into these issues for you. Have you checked the status of your vps at our SolusVM panel? http://vps.thevpsers.com:5353/


      February 9, 2011 @ 11:46 pm | Reply
  10. Akshay:

    Truth be told, my VPS’s performance hasn’t been great, but it has been up.

    January 5, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Do send me the ticket id and i will look into these issues for you. If you are not happy with the node you are on do let me know and I will move you. We are also taking out our FL node and moving them to LA. If you are looking for LA servers do let me know. Moving will give you new set of IP”s so keep that in mind.

      Thank you,

      February 9, 2011 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
  11. jef:

    how about santrex??vps dwon for 3 days

    February 7, 2011 @ 9:13 am | Reply

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