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DiverseWeb – £2.50 128MB VMWare VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 1, 2010 @ 12:30 pm, by LowEndAdmin

DiverseWeb Via this WHT offer. Looks like DiverseWeb, who took pre-order packages at the end of May, actually went live and started providing really low cost VMWare VPS hosting. For £2.50/month (USD$3.73) + the current promotion you can get

  • 128MB memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • VMWare

As of the location of the server, rather than SingleHop, Wholesale Internet it is now at HostNOC in Scranton. Moreover, you can also use promo code FREEWINDOWS to get free Windows! Although I am not sure how well would Windows run on 128MB of memory (unless it’s Windows 95 that you are using). Moreover, I am not sure where you can get free Windows license. But I guess everything is possible if you can get VMWare license at that price point :)

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43 Comments

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for posting this, we can offer low cost VPS hosting due to buying licenses in bulk.

    Our servers consist of a minimum 16GB RAM on Quad Core Q9300 Processors [2.5Ghz @ 4 Core = 10Ghz]

    We look forward to doing business with you.

    Malcolm, Diverse Web Administrator.

    July 1, 2010 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  2. I highly recommed DiverseweB as they really do REAL 24/7 support at a BUDGET price.
    Although I didn’t order anything from them I talked to their member of staff for around 2hrs just to understand how they do things and etc…
    I am going to try them out at a later time and we will see ;)

    July 1, 2010 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  3. What about the VMWare license? Which VMWare product are you using? ESXi? Server?

    July 1, 2010 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
  4. Hello Admin,

    We use ESXI, understandably ESXI is not permitted in a commercial environment with the free version but we use a paid version, upgraded to a premium license meaning we can provide Vm’s commercially on ESXI (Proof available by contacting us)

    @ Jimmy, thank you for the recommendation, yes our support is better than the big dogs because we care for customers, and do what we can to help out with anything (even if it is not related to our services).

    Our ping tests from the UK to our US servers is the best we have ever seen, pinging at an average of 80ms from our home based office in Doncaster (UK).

    Ping: 64.120.229.130 (VPS Node IP) or 64.120.134.29 (Shared Server IP)

    We look forward to a healthy relationship :)

    July 1, 2010 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
  5. Can you give your hardware spec?

    July 2, 2010 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  6. @bekanosky

    Our current node specs are:

    Intel Quad Core Q9300 @2.5Ghz x 4 cores
    16 GB DDR2 Memory
    2x 1000GB SATA Hard Drives in RAID-0
    61 IP Addresses Per Node
    1000mbps Uplink connected to E1000 NIC
    Vmware ESXI OS

    We are soon to be using the following super servers for UK VPS hosting [ETA 3 months]

    Sun Fire V40z
    4 x Dual Core Opteron 880 @2.4Ghz x 2 cores [4 x 2.4Ghz x 2 = 19.2Ghz]
    32GB DDR2 RAM (16 x 2GB)
    253 IP Addresses Per Node
    1000mbps Uplink
    Vmware Server OS

    Thank you

    July 3, 2010 @ 12:54 am | Reply
  7. Hey there,

    What RAID card do you have with that thing? I know for a fact no form of software raid, nor intel fakeraid, works in ESX(i). Did you also admit to using a RAID0 on a a customer facing box? I don’t mean to be a jerk by bringing that up but please, if you’re in this market, don’t treat your customers data like it’s worth nothing. When one of those 1TB’s dies, and trust me they do, you’ll be stuck either giving out complete refunds to everyone and hoping for another month, or worse, in the LEB deadpool.

    You can’t use “Vmware Server” for anything customer based, PERIOD. On top of that, it runs on top of a full blown OS so even with a nice fat box, it’s going to die horribly past a hand full of VM’s.

    As I said, I apologize if I come off as a bit of an ass, but comeon….

    Francisco

    July 3, 2010 @ 1:19 am | Reply
  8. AZGuy:

    > You can’t use “Vmware Server” for anything customer based, PERIOD.

    Doesn’t Frantech sell VMWare VPSs?

    July 3, 2010 @ 2:45 am | Reply
  9. Frantech uses ESXI not VMWare server.

    July 3, 2010 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  10. We use ESX, not ESXi :P

    Francisco

    July 3, 2010 @ 2:58 am | Reply
  11. AZGuy:

    Ah :)

    July 3, 2010 @ 3:26 am | Reply
  12. @fransisco
    “You can’t use “Vmware Server” for anything customer based, PERIOD. On top of that, it runs on top of a full blown OS so even with a nice fat box, it’s going to die horribly past a hand full of VM’s.”
    How about your own VPS hosting?

    July 3, 2010 @ 4:16 am | Reply
  13. @Bekanosky

    As mentioned, ESX :)

    ESXi can also be licensed up to allowing it if I remember right. This is why I only mentioned VMWARE Server in my write up, nothing more.

    Thanks!

    Francisco

    July 3, 2010 @ 4:21 am | Reply
  14. @fransisco
    so, your own vps hosting is not recommended by yourself. (sorry if i don’t understand correctly)

    July 3, 2010 @ 4:33 am | Reply
  15. Hey there Bekanosky,

    I think you’re getting a little off track :) My comments were simply aimed towards his comment about some of his servers, this isn’t to start a turf war with them or anything.

    VMWARE is great, the free version known as “vmware server”, is OK for home use.

    Thanks,

    Francisco

    July 3, 2010 @ 4:37 am | Reply
  16. Hey guys. Serious off-topic here which is supposed to be about DiverseWeb :)

    In short,

    – DiverseWeb uses ESXi
    – Frantech uses ESX
    – Apparently you can lease VMs if you use ESX (and probably ESXi)

    July 3, 2010 @ 9:50 am | Reply
  17. Yes we do use ESXI at the moment on a commercial license, I have not actually tried Vmware server yet so I will not be just chucking it in and using it I will test it thoroughly first ;)

    Yes ESXI is great, its a bare minimum and uses a max of 20mhz CPU to run so its the perfect environment, and its based on Linux so I may modify it to allow remote reboots and kvm and things :)

    I am not sure what RAID card we use as it was supplied by the DC and we did not get gory details lol, but we take a backup of VM’s every 2 days anyway and store them on a 1TB external, we use thin provisioning so it is never 1TB in total ;)

    July 3, 2010 @ 1:40 pm | Reply
  18. Anonymous:

    The maths dont work – £2.50 including VMWare instance AND Windows license?

    July 3, 2010 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  19. @Anonymous

    Absolutely correct, Unless they are losing money with every sale something more long the lines of fishy is going on, No I’m not saying that’s the case. I am just saying i don’t see how they are offering VMWare & Windows @ 3$/month. The math just doesn’t add up. It’s not possible. But by all means if they figured out a way to do it then go for it. However the market is already saturated enough, There’s no need to saturate it more if there is more to this story than being told.

    July 3, 2010 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
  20. SPLA licenses come no where near close to this so there is a hugh loss involved.

    Also looking at the ip allocation per node the processors would simpley not with hold that number of vps servers even with two allocated per vps.

    July 3, 2010 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
  21. Look like this guy is really dodgy, Well at least to me he looks a bit untrustable:

    1) All the emails he sent me where using Incredimail (Look really naff and not a good sign when you see the “GET INCREDIMAIL NOW” Gif at the bottom of every email.

    2) He stopped talking to me as soon as I mentioned about the fact that he had domain privacy on the domain of diverse web.

    3) £2.50 VMware Licence AND Windows is nowhere near profitable.

    July 6, 2010 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
  22. I have to agree with the WHOIS, Any company that hides there whois has something to hide clearly

    July 6, 2010 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  23. I took a look at his whois.

    Registrant:
    Diverse Web

    Registrant type:
    UK Individual

    hmm UK Individual called Diverse web?

    Think i might get a email sent to nominet :)

    July 6, 2010 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  24. Guys we are not dodgy, our details are hidden because we made a mistake when registering the domain and now cannot change it.

    Our address is available to anyone who requests it and as a small host we are not currently a registered business, we are home based until we get a bit more established.

    Ben, we stopped talking to you because your emails was rude, not because of whois.

    July 7, 2010 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
  25. core:

    im having problem cannot load my vps or any diverse webpage to submit ticket, i let my freinds try to connect to see if i was only having this issue but apparently its not just me , and i have no way to contact diverweb, is there an outage?

    August 25, 2010 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  26. @LEA – Another one bites the dust? http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?p=6976336#post6976336

    Francisco

    August 25, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  27. Yes. Their current IP address at HostNOC is not responding to ping. I have also seen their IP changes from place to place. Over the past 3 months they have been with

    – Singlehop
    – Wholesale Internet
    – VooServers in UK
    – HostNOC

    Not surprising if they are on the move to another provider for their website.

    August 26, 2010 @ 12:01 am | Reply
  28. @LEA – There is reports of actual servers being down on WHT :)

    August 26, 2010 @ 12:05 am | Reply
  29. I can confirm my vmware machine with them is down.

    August 26, 2010 @ 9:23 am | Reply
  30. Well, I really can’t say i didn’t see this coming (Although I’m not the one that called it this time!) (You know who you are :P)

    Anyways, Windows/Vmware at 3~5$/month is simply not sustainable and we all know that.

    I really hope everyone who had service(s) with Diverseweb had backups because i think these guy’s threw in the towel for good. Because Diverseweb obviously visits Lowendbox (Or atleast they have, and replied according to the above posts.)

    Good luck

    -Andrew

    August 27, 2010 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  31. Hey. The site just came back… Attempt to avoid being thrown into deadpool this month?

    August 28, 2010 @ 10:28 pm | Reply
  32. Looks like it’s back at burstnet. I wonder if they actually paid their bills?

    August 28, 2010 @ 10:58 pm | Reply
  33. @LEA – WHT is confirming that their VPS’s are back online. Guess they just skimmed by the deadpool :P

    Francisco

    August 28, 2010 @ 11:07 pm | Reply
  34. @LEA – Looks like they’re down again, going on close to 24 hours according to the downtime thread on WHT

    August 30, 2010 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
  35. @LEA

    I PM’ed the Owner/ this is what i got back lol

    Hi i have not been on this acount in a lang time i have just reset my password and have been flooded with emails about diverse web being down i have never had a bussiness called diverse web and will be contacting wht admin as i think sumome has been using my account

    what a lieing B****rd

    Look at his signature and how it hasnt changed except the url’s

    http://screencap.net/f/c8c91f16.png

    September 2, 2010 @ 5:46 am | Reply
  36. Hehe. What happened to you Britons?! RackVM and now this?! :P

    September 2, 2010 @ 6:09 am | Reply
  37. @LEA – They lost out on all of those lotto’s everyone got spammed with years back ;)

    September 2, 2010 @ 6:15 am | Reply
  38. @LEA us britons are cool :) FirstNetServ is a great example of a business :P

    Follow up via PM’s ( His reply’s are worse than mine )

    http://screencap.net/f/fdd3e62f.png
    http://screencap.net/f/5bf6cd3e.png

    what a loser lol

    September 2, 2010 @ 6:18 am | Reply
  39. Gary:

    Jesus, the guy’s barely literate. He’d do well to decide if it’s easy or eazy, although neiher http://www.eazy-host.co.uk nor http://www.easy-host.co.uk work.

    One to avoid!

    September 2, 2010 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
  40. mdharris:

    OK, like… what if that dude really did just have his WHT account compromised by a legit scam artist? Maybe I’m just a nice, trusting person, but it seems at least possible.

    If he is BS’ing, WHT mods seem to be the sort who would probably ban him if you report those PM’s to them.

    September 2, 2010 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
  41. lmao these guys are con artists i just won a $120 paypal dispute from this loser here is what he told paypal

    8/26/2010 16:19 PDT – Seller: The user was paying for web hosting services, after several emails to the client informing him that using HACKING TOOLS on his VPS’s is against our TOS he continued to do so. Doing this caused our service provider, Burst.net to close all our servers down including our corporate site http://www.diverseweb.co.uk. This user was in direct violation of our terms of service, a cached page of our tos can be found by searching google for http://www.diverseweb.co.uk/terms.html We tried to reach a resolution with the clients but they continued to breach the terms, which in effect caused our entire business to be shut down by our provider.

    lmao what a joke

    September 8, 2010 @ 2:31 am | Reply
  42. So let me guess this straight

    Hacking tools got his pathetic business closed? What a complete retard he is.

    September 8, 2010 @ 5:26 am | Reply
  43. Olaf:

    The domain does no longer exist, I guess they are out of business.

    April 5, 2011 @ 11:49 am | Reply

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