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DirectSpace – $15/Year 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Portland, Oregon

Tags: , , , Date/Time: December 23, 2012 @ 11:37 pm, by Zahra

Alex from DirectSpace has sent in DirectSpace’s very first promotion for LowEndBox.

DSVPS1

  • 1 x 3.3GHz CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 768MB Burst
  • 20GB Disk Space
  • 750GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • Port Speed: 1000Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 & 2 IPv6 Addresses
  • $15/Year – Order Link
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
DSVPS2

  • 2 x 3.3GHz CPU
  • 768MB RAM
  • 1024MB Burst
  • 30GB Disk Space
  • 1000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • Port Speed: 1000Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 2 IPv4 & 2 IPv6 Addresses
  • $4/Month – Order Link
  • Location: Portland, Oregon

DirectSpace have been around since 2001 and now serve over 1,000 dedicated, colocation and virtual customers at their fully owned private datacenter in Portland, Oregon (west coast). Their nodes are powered with the latest Intel processors, 16GB RAM, RAID-10 HDD storage setup and are connected to the outside world courtesy of 2x1Gbps uplinks. A “lightning fast” SSD is used to run the hypervisor. Over the last year or so, DirectSpace have suffered hacks, nodes getting wiped and long downtimes. Let’s hope things have improved since these incidents – please share you expierence below with us if you currently have a service with them.

Each VPS will be automatically backed up every day. They accept payments via PayPal and Credit Card. Their refund policy is applicable for the first 3 days only. You can check out their Acceptable Usage Policy here and their Service Level Agreement here.

Network Information:

Test IPv4: 69.163.32.1
Test File: http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip

Looking Glass: http://directspace.net/network/index.php

44 Comments

  1. Sam:

    So your telling me they get $480 a year to pay for collocation, IPs and the hardware? That’s gonna work out well. Dead in 3 months.

    December 23, 2012 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
    • BronzeByte:

      Or massively oversold ;-)

      December 26, 2012 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
    • BronzeByte:

      I just noticed “they were hacked” aka wiped their own nodes and see who wanted their yearly VPS back

      December 26, 2012 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
    • BronzeByte:

      Own their own datacenter: sure they can get free colo then.
      hardware is probably bargain or one of their unused dedi’s.
      They will get IPs on DC price.
      It’s duable

      December 26, 2012 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  2. mh:

    No DSVPS1 available. :o

    December 24, 2012 @ 12:16 am | Reply
  3. eastonch:

    Very slow download tests…

    For a 1Gbit line i’d assume atleast ~20+MB/s I received the following:

     
    root@ks3264804:~# wget http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    --2012-12-24 01:30:13--  http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    Resolving bandwidth.directspace.net... 69.163.39.220
    Connecting to bandwidth.directspace.net|69.163.39.220|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100MBtest.zip'
    
     6% [=====>                                                                                                        ] 6,366,453   49.6K/s  eta 22m 44s ^
    
    December 24, 2012 @ 1:35 am | Reply
    • Kevin:

      Not a surprise really, they are single homed with only HE connectivity…

      December 24, 2012 @ 1:49 am | Reply
      • Dan:

        I don’t know where you got that, but their website says this:

        Cogent Communications – 10Gbps

        Hurricane Electric – 10Gbps

        Level3 – 1Gbps

        MCI – 1Gbps

        In addition we provide local peering via NW Access Exchange (NWAX) – 1Gbps

        Source: http://directspace.net/network/index.php

        December 25, 2012 @ 9:12 am | Reply
    • adamB:

      Come on…. a single connection from a kimsufi server to USA where latency is over 150ms and you expected 20MB/s

      December 24, 2012 @ 3:49 am | Reply
      • I don’t quite follow your logic.

        December 24, 2012 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
        • BronzeByte:

          IP trace ks3264804.kimsufi.com

          December 26, 2012 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Xei:

      I did a test with two US servers

      EC2 East
      17% [============> ] 18,606,397 367K/s eta 3m 25s

      DFT NJ1
      8% [=============> ] 8,754,205 173K/s eta 5m 29s

      December 26, 2012 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  4. kousinnryou:

    悲剧!!
    Tragedy

    December 24, 2012 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  5. Roro Qiu:

    DSVPS.1 (0 Available) – System Resource Features

    December 24, 2012 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  6. I just hope they did not have problem anymore with data lost.
    The offer is nice btw

    December 24, 2012 @ 2:23 am | Reply
  7. Jimmy:

    The lower package is a nice offer. Let’s hope they restock it some time.

    December 24, 2012 @ 2:38 am | Reply
  8. Well, their servers are not very bad…
    I experienced 2 data losses and some downtime with them, quite a few months ago, though. They performs reasonably well in last few months (hope this can continue), and now I put no important data on their boxes and am keeping an eye on manually backups.

    December 24, 2012 @ 2:46 am | Reply
  9. Sergio:

    Awesome price + no avaiable = Free publicizing

    December 24, 2012 @ 2:47 am | Reply
  10. DalComp:

    I took $15/year plan earlier

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/2gb.dat bs=8k count=256k conv=fdatasync
    262144+0 records in
    262144+0 records out
    2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 214.173 s, 10.0 MB/s
    
    ./ioping -c 10 .
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=1 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=2 time=28.5 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=3 time=9.0 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=4 time=0.3 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=5 time=16.7 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=6 time=0.3 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=7 time=8.0 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=8 time=0.3 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=9 time=0.3 ms
    4096 bytes from . ( ): request=10 time=30.2 ms
    
    --- . ( ) ioping statistics ---
    10 requests completed in 9103.9 ms, 107 iops, 0.4 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.2/9.4/30.2/11.3 ms
    
    December 24, 2012 @ 5:25 am | Reply
  11. b.:

    Well, my review of them…

    When I first got a VPS with them in 2009, their service was great. I could expect a 10 minute response to all my tickets, and if I remember correctly, there was only one instance of them taking over 10 minutes (ie, breach of their SLA).

    Today, I have 2 VPS’s with them and their support is shocking crap.

    I make a ticket, and wait 12 hours for a response. Their SLA hasn’t been updated so half of it says they guarantee a 45 minute response, and the other half says if you wait beyond the 10 minute mark, they will credit you with 5% up to 1 month of credit.

    So anyways, 12 hours is definitely a breach of SLA. It tells me to go to mysupersupport.com to claim my credit. Thanks, an expired domain name.

    I create a ticket on their website, wait 2 hours for a response, in which, who seems to be the only technician working at DirectSpace, responds to me with something along the lines of not wanting to credit my account because he started working on my ticket (apparently) right as he received it. Just he didn’t bother to initially respond to my ticket saying that he was working on it.

    Actually, I wonder if I can claim credit on my 2 hours of waiting for a response, to my credit request.

    So a month later, I still cannot get my VPS’s up online because I’ve been waiting for a month for them to update their OVZ templates to allow Ubuntu 12.04

    Highly DO NOT recommend them.

    Ended up writing a small web application to calculate my SLA credit reimbursement…
    http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2887/adsadsa.png

    December 24, 2012 @ 6:23 am | Reply
  12. bugs:

    I have Bad experience with this provider…All my VPS down more than 3 days…after that my data lost..

    December 24, 2012 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  13. Sky:

    I have one vps from them and i say SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    December 24, 2012 @ 8:50 am | Reply
  14. Tom:

    I had 2$/m (same as 15$/y) complete garbage. Had data loss and it was usable for anything.

    December 24, 2012 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
  15. qihaa:

    This is a bad site, can not log in my account somehow.I purchased VPS but can still be accessed.

    December 24, 2012 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
    • Rage:

      Same problem here, I try contacting them, no response. What wrong?

      January 1, 2013 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
  16. How do you have SSD run the Hypervisor on a system without a Hypervisor? OpenVZ is kernel soup, not true virtualization.

    December 24, 2012 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
    • Boss, they are just overselling and making the people foolish by their nicely written speeches !!!!!!!!!

      January 10, 2013 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  17. jaykay:

    heres a speed test >

    wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    –2012-12-24 23:06:54– 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 8.53M/s in 10s

    2012-12-24 23:07:04 (9.62 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    December 24, 2012 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
  18. curtisg:

    was considering buying, read all comments…
    I’ll keep my money for another host, sorry.

    December 24, 2012 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
  19. tommy:

    dam slow, :P I won’t wasting my money even just $15/y

    December 24, 2012 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
  20. Seraphin69:

    Pretty slow indeed (IPXcore & Semoweb VPS, east coast both) and very irregular (from 250KB/sec to 1.8MB/sec)

    [root@Seraphin69 ~]# wget –output-document=/dev/null http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    –2012-12-25 02:38:41– http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    Resolving bandwidth.directspace.net… 69.163.39.220
    Connecting to bandwidth.directspace.net|69.163.39.220|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 977K/s in 1m 41s

    2012-12-25 02:40:22 (1014 KB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    [root@Seraphin69 ~]# wget –output-document=/dev/null http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    –2012-12-25 02:40:07– http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    Resolving bandwidth.directspace.net… 69.163.39.220
    Connecting to bandwidth.directspace.net|69.163.39.220|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 1.60M/s in 88s

    2012-12-25 02:41:35 (1.14 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    December 24, 2012 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
  21. I have had been with them, many outages. Look for reviews about them on WHT.

    December 25, 2012 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  22. jaykay:

    i’ve been having a strange issue with the provider, my vps looses network connectivity randomly, unless i’m actively pinging the server. if i don’t ping it eventually i can’t ssh into it or ping it, then i have to reboot it.

    December 25, 2012 @ 7:10 am | Reply
  23. pub crawler:

    One of the worst providers I ever tried.

    Tons of outages, random server crashes and crappy bandwidth (still single homed HE?)

    The folks running this outfit are long time in the industry and should be doing way better than they are.

    December 28, 2012 @ 2:31 am | Reply
  24. Port Speed Test based on Downloading Test File from my URPAD NY VPS:

    [root@quad ~]# wget http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    –21:09:54– http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    Resolving bandwidth.directspace.net… 69.163.39.220
    Connecting to bandwidth.directspace.net|69.163.39.220|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100MBtest.zip’

    100%[=======================================================================>] 104,857,600 993K/s in 72s

    21:11:06 (1.39 MB/s) – `100MBtest.zip’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    It’s not so good or REMARKABLE ! I won’t take indeed. Where I get 10 MBPS in urpad.

    January 4, 2013 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  25. Ciprian:

    [root@1 ~]# wget http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    –03:14:29– http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    Resolving bandwidth.directspace.net… 69.163.39.220
    Connecting to bandwidth.directspace.net|69.163.39.220|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100MBtest.zip’

    100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 48.3M/s in 2.1s

    03:14:31 (48.3 MB/s) – `100MBtest.zip’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    This is nice. Really… i have two vps from them and both of them work just fine. Untill now…

    January 10, 2013 @ 12:17 am | Reply
  26. Ciprian:

    Here is the test speed for the second vps

    [root@myserver ~]# wget http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    –03:18:03– http://bandwidth.directspace.net/100MBtest.zip
    Resolving bandwidth.directspace.net… 69.163.39.220
    Connecting to bandwidth.directspace.net|69.163.39.220|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100MBtest.zip.1′

    100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 42.5M/s in 2.4s

    03:18:05 (42.5 MB/s) – `100MBtest.zip.1′ saved [104857600/104857600]

    January 10, 2013 @ 12:19 am | Reply
  27. How strange is this !!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried to download the test files from my PC using Comodo Dragon Browser. It showed:

    Sorry, “bandwidth.directspace.net” does not exist or could not be found

    Ha ha ha :D

    January 10, 2013 @ 11:20 am | Reply
  28. Seraphin69:

    Even worse now than before…

    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100MBtest.zip’

    19% [======> ] 20,551,061 290K/s eta 2m 59s

    January 10, 2013 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  29. Hello,

    did someone manage to get VNC working ? I have a VPS form this company but no luck with VNc so far. Just empty screen during logon. Using tightvnc.

    Any advice here?

    Thank you

    October 16, 2013 @ 11:09 am | Reply
  30. Trufflemonkey:

    Be warned, they over charge for a mediocre service (My VPS was down for a week at one point due to them losing their (only?) server). Still waiting for a refund from them (cancelled in December). They ignore my tickets.

    Thieves who run a mediocre (slow) service

    February 27, 2016 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
  31. levelKro:

    I’m using this vps since this offer, never changed the plan.
    Work reaaly fine, nerver down (some reboot each ~6 months).

    Used for web, internet radio and tetrinet server and work really fine, fast and stable.

    January 10, 2017 @ 8:12 am | Reply
  32. xami:

    I have purchased a vps nominal 60G hard disk, finally only has the 5G hard disk,I send a tickt #116511 ,But nearly one month has not solved the problem!

    October 20, 2017 @ 12:55 am | Reply

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