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Dead Pool June 2011 – AlreadyVPS, BreatHost, HostRail, VPSLix, etc

Sorry guys for the slow update on last month’s dead pool post. I am still away and will be back home in a week — which means (1) what I can research on this post might be limited, due to poor 3G/HSPA connection I’ve got (2) I won’t be able to post that many offers (3) I won’t be able to participate much here and on LowEndTalk. Anyway. I’ve got a large list from last month so here we go.

AccurateHub AccurateHub

Current Status: Redirect to ComfortHost.net.

AccurateHub was first listed on LowEndBox in August 2009 — an Australian business selling 128MB VPS for $5/month. I have no idea how it ended up being part of Foroquimica SL in Spain, who manages ComfortHost.net and has also launched SpotVPS with $15/year VPS. Sounds like it’s just a re-branding.

AlreadyVPS AlreadyVPS

Current Status: Website Down

AlreadyVPS first appeared on the scene with a newly registered domain name, reselling HostRail’s VPS with 2x markup, from a self-proclaimed CEO high school student in Taiwan, running some shady named forums, etc. That did not take him long to close the shop and ran. However “Legend” tried to cover it up by claiming to have deleted the site carelessly, and gave out promo code for pre-ordering services that never turned up. That’s “dodgy” written all over the place.

And a few days ago I received an email from “ktrhost.com” asking for their VPS to be listed ($5/month 128MB OpenVZ). Email was signed as “Dan Mark”, but the “From” field says “Legend Chen Chen”. I’ll keep an eye on that one.

BreatHost BreatHost

Current Status: IP address not resolving

You know that if they did it once, they might do it again. Sebastian, who previously ran SynHost (dead pool December 2010), started BreatHost soon afterwards, and also created a separate brand “GerVPS” for his Germany low end box (although I did not post his deals there). Things start to crumble down at the end of May (see this WHT post), and their website no longer resolves on 21 June. Looks like Sebastian is a serial entrepreneur here so do look out for his new ventures.

BurstNetworks Burst Networks

Current Status: Redirect to Dedicated Servers.

Burst Networks in Australia (yes, not to be confused with Burst.NET in Scranton PA) released some low end VPS back in 2009 when AUD was still below USD. Apparently it got sold to DedicatedServers.net.au and is no more. Well. Congratulation to whoever making a tidy sum doing an exit. We are just hoping to see more cheap VPS in the Asia Pacific region. Any Singaporean/Malaysian providers here?

G&Z Host G&Z Host

Current Status: Redirecting to Domain Parking

El Salvador based G&Z Host started okay with $6.95 256MB Xen VPS. However I have only realised that they are no longer in business when their domain expired, and then subsequently picked up by domainers, who now redirect to some domain parking site. Even on WHT gnzhost’s last post was in November last year. Maybe the service has long gone? Again, WHOIS privacy = no accountability, which I might as well assume it would soon fail at the end.

HostRail HostRail

Current Status: IP not resolving

Okay. What can I say?! HostRail was first posted on LowEndBox in October 2010, boasting some cheap plans and long history. Whole thing went crazy when it offered 256MB VPS for $1.20/month and $1.05/month — cheap price made probably by Limestone Networks’ previous lax IP policy. I have not actually been tracking the issues as I’ve never owned a VPS there. Do check previous posts and this WHT discussion thread for more details. Rumor is that it’s now redirecting to HostingAddicts.com (private WHOIS). See also HostRail’s Facebook page for more web hosting opera.

VPSLix VPSLix

Current Status: IP not resolving

VPSLix is another VPS hosting “company” that did not have a good start. New domain, half-finished website, nulled WHMCS, putting the host up for sale the day after the LowEndBox post… Their website stopped working on 2 June. Interestingly their original WHT offer is no longer viewable, and the Yahoo Answer link I posted on the blog has now been deleted.

Upcoming…

These are currently down at the moment — maybe for July’s dead pool?

  • 30mb.co.uk — they have not been offering cheap VPS since February (pretty much soon after they were on LowEndBox). However their website has also stopped resolving since 4 July. Going?
  • HighVPS — sold to OSHS (who now has VPSDC featuring here) in June last year. Looks like they are closing up the brand?
  • TropicHost — been showing an index page for a few days. No more?
  • W2Servers — they should have been in dead pool for a while. No one is getting any service — although their website is still up taking orders. Looks like the drama is still going on and I’ll wait and see.

That’s it for this month! No more post from me today and I’ll see whether I can squeeze in some offer posting over the weekend.

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.

48 Comments

  1. Hope your enjoying your trip. You clearly have better 3G internet than I have, shouldn’t have moved to the countryside.

    Thats a fair sized list you have there.

    July 9, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
    • I live in the country side and get a full 5mbps download over 3G. But that’s the only network here that offers 3G

      July 9, 2011 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
    • What I found in this trip is — a small size country town actually has better 3G than in the city. Probably less people fighting for the bandwidth. At where I am at the moment, the maximum I can get is around 2Mbps and a terrible latency — and that’s 3 devices across 2 different providers (1x Android phone, 1x Android tablet and 1x Huawei USB modem).

      July 10, 2011 @ 10:11 am | Reply
      • I live in the city with masts all around me and get 1Mbps with one provider – And 3Mbps with another provider who’s mast is across the road.

        July 10, 2011 @ 10:17 am | Reply
  2. Bye HR :(

    July 9, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  3. Tom:

    I laughed at BreatHost owner, you can find that troll on DigitalPoint forums where he first started his SynHost that he offered garbage services for a dollar. If you read some of his childish posts you would knew that his fail was unavoidable :))

    July 9, 2011 @ 3:24 pm | Reply
    • BreatHostFail:

      im with you tom, i warned many people about his antics, Sebastian is a very untrustworthy person (and his associates), i hope everyone avoided him, and avoids him in the future. his services are/were garbage, and yes he is very childish. pure fail. be weary people, synhost was his 1st attempt… fail, breathost was his second… also fail. *facepalms*

      July 11, 2011 @ 7:46 am | Reply
    • porknbeans:

      i couldn’t agree more. sebastian and his associates = garbage.

      July 13, 2012 @ 6:05 am | Reply
  4. maxexcloo:

    It’s a good thing I never got a Hostfail box :\

    July 9, 2011 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
  5. 30MB discontinued all of their services a while ago – As their sponsor from a well-known arsehole collapsed.

    July 9, 2011 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      Where to start – you Jack (lxape) were blocked from using 30mb free services when you uploaded hacking exploit scripts.

      July 10, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  6. 30MB kicked all of their VPS uses back in March on the 25th, something todo with an argument between “Jason” and “Danny” by the looks of it

    July 9, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
    • Oh dear :/ You should except ‘a letter on your door step’ for mention them names and associating them with bad hosts for Google to pick up on.

      July 9, 2011 @ 4:11 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      No arguments took place and we are still both mutual.

      July 10, 2011 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        That doesn’t even make sense…

        July 10, 2011 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          It makes sense, you might need to go back to school.

          July 10, 2011 @ 10:53 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          No, it really doesn’t. Mutual means shared, reciprocal. Having mutual respect or mutual hatred means you respect or hate each other. *Being* mutual means nothing. Go back to school yourself.

          July 10, 2011 @ 11:18 pm | Reply
        • Actually no it doesn’t make sense and I’ve had enough schooling over the years.

          July 14, 2011 @ 11:43 am | Reply
  7. Paul:

    Just goes to show, some people are just being silly with their offers, or they cannot run the budget frenzy!

    They will keep learning lessons.

    July 9, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
  8. Go:

    grrrr HostRail grrrrr I’m a happy customer, that received 100% bullshit since April 2011 (before that 90% bullshit) and moved.

    July 9, 2011 @ 5:16 pm | Reply
  9. yaocheng:

    I would say Vazapi is definitely the next one, sooner or later.

    July 9, 2011 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  10. W2Servers should be in the dead pool too :D

    July 9, 2011 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
    • When did they stop offering services?

      July 10, 2011 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
      • scott2020:

        They offer plenty of services, and even take money for those services. They just don’t actually provide any said services. I had 1 server and it went down weeks ago. No replies to tickets, emails, nothing. But they did take my money quickly enough.

        July 11, 2011 @ 12:15 am | Reply
        • Yep. They had a ‘fire sale’ all of a sudden a few weeks ago, I figure to try to collect the funds to pay for burstnet. At this point all of their gear is formatted, even though they like to claim otherwise. Burstnet suspended their account ages ago and by now the boxes have been reused.

          Francisco

          July 11, 2011 @ 12:37 am | Reply
      • Saw alot about W2servers on other forum like Warrior Forum. They have haters going around putting banners that they are scamming to every thread they reply on the forum.

        July 12, 2011 @ 5:51 am | Reply
  11. “We are just hoping to see more cheap VPS in the Asia Pacific region. Any Singaporean/Malaysian providers here?”

    I have been scouting datacenters in Singapore. To be honest, it is really tough to offer under the LEB criteria which is under USD7/mth for VPS in this region. Bandwidth pricing here havent improve but lets cross fingers if the datacenters starts to lower prices if the National Next Generation Network promotions kicks in. Maybe then you will have better pricing and people can start providing VPS under USD7 =P

    July 12, 2011 @ 5:56 am | Reply
    • I have to agree with you on this, in Singapore it’s really a challenge to offer a service in the LEB price range without massive overselling. And well, NG-NBN is still an “intranet”, I doubt they will lower the price for international bandwidth.

      July 12, 2011 @ 6:26 am | Reply
  12. tux:

    It seems that Breathost.com is still alive.

    January 7, 2012 @ 2:45 am | Reply
    • “Daniel Serjey”, the new owner of BreatHost, has emailed me last November that they are resurrecting the brand and are offering LowEndBox customers some discount (which I did not manage to post). He blamed on the old owner Sebastian for their downfall…

      January 7, 2012 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        How do you know it’s not the same guy? Sebastian has scammed people endless times, why would he stop and no scam some more?

        January 7, 2012 @ 1:51 pm | Reply
        • I have no idea and haven’t bothered to investigate. That’s why I did not post their new offer and from my point of view, they stay in the dead pool.

          January 8, 2012 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
        • Tom:

          Good to know ;).

          January 8, 2012 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
      • porknbeans:

        I wouldn’t trust anything or anyone associated with Sebastian, best avoid him and his ‘services’ like the plague.

        July 13, 2012 @ 6:23 am | Reply

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