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DotVPS – $4.98 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Jacksonville or Netherlands

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 22, 2011 @ 6:24 am, by LowEndAdmin

DotVPS I know DotVPS got a pretty bad review last month when it’s previous owner, Australia-based “Joshua”, tried to off-load it on WHT. I have no idea whether it has been successfully sold, but I have been getting offers from UK-based “Jack” with their LowEndBox specials. Use promo code LEB50 to get 50% off recurring discount on their virtual servers. “(st) standard” is $4.98/month after the discount, and it has

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 100GB storage
  • 100Mbps unmetered bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Order “standard” package in Jacksonville FL (with VolumeDrive, test IP: 199.19.110.58) or in Amsterdam Netherlands (with Ecatel, test IP: 80.82.70.133). The Netherlands location actually has 1Gbps unmetered connection. Now, 512MB guaranteed memory, 100GB storage, 100+Mbps unmetered bandwidth, under 5 bucks a month — too good to be true?! Abusers’ paradise it seems.

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.

277 Comments

  1. Thanks for the listing LEB

    Yes i am the new owner. any question please email me at Jack[at]dotvps.net

    Thanks

    Jack

    November 22, 2011 @ 6:45 am | Reply
  2. The correct Netherlands Test IP is: 80.82.70.133

    November 22, 2011 @ 6:46 am | Reply
  3. rm:

    I think even abusers will be hard-pressed to extract $5 worth of (ab)use out of their VPS, before the whole thing folds. If they will even get any VPS to begin with, that is.

    November 22, 2011 @ 6:47 am | Reply
    • rm:

      Also both test IPs are the same.

      November 22, 2011 @ 6:48 am | Reply
    • We’ll be deploying another node by the end of the week if we sell out. :) Thanks for your interest.

      November 22, 2011 @ 7:00 am | Reply
      • john:

        why aren’t you using your own server for your own website?
        Why are you using Netelligent?

        November 22, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          So if there are network problems people can still access their website for updates/support tickets? It’s the most sensible way to do things.

          November 22, 2011 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
        • john:

          so their server is not reliable, the owner himself has to be hosted at somewhere else?
          Why doesn’t he advertise for Netelligent?

          November 22, 2011 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          No, but if there are any problems, at least clients will be able to get in contact with them.

          Nobody said their servers are unreliable. It’s a sensible thing to do, not to put all your eggs in one basket.

          November 22, 2011 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
        • john:

          so what if Netelligent goes down?
          how “clients will be able to get in contact with them”?

          November 22, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
        • Perhaps you have a suggestion for such a situation, wise one?

          November 22, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          @ John – I’d imagine they could take all of 30 seconds to restore the site to another location and change DNS.

          November 22, 2011 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
        • @john: if “Netelligent goes down,” DotVPS would most likely be functioning and not generating support requests.

          November 22, 2011 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Hosting you’re website in a totally different DC and host is the proper way todo things. As well as having redundant DNS and public WHOIS.

          November 23, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
  4. I see you guys updated you’re whois to valid details, good. Not a wise idea to put a mobile number in whois though.

    November 22, 2011 @ 8:56 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      What do you want to see in a whois? Skype?

      November 22, 2011 @ 9:09 am | Reply
      • Maybe a business number? Its just a lil risky using mobile numbers.

        November 22, 2011 @ 9:14 am | Reply
        • Gary:

          What’s risky about it?

          November 22, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
        • tux:

          If it is non-registered prepaid phone

          November 22, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
        • Comon gary it aint rocket science is it..

          November 22, 2011 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          @ Daniel – nope, I don’t get it.

          @ tux – Why would that matter? Tons of whois info has invalid phone numbers, or is completely private. I sure as hell wouldn’t put a real number (at least not one I actually use) in whois. I get enough spam without getting cold callers too.

          November 22, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
        • I prefer using mobile numbers, I have a second phone that I use (not as much anymore) for my WHOIS.

          Its on PAYG and Unlocked, so If i start getting abuse/spam I can just get another sim, fixed.

          November 23, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  5. Nice Service i might buy it when am home :)

    November 22, 2011 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  6. LowEndCriticus:
    November 22, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply
  7. Sung:

    Daniel how is it risky?

    November 22, 2011 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
  8. Thanks for the comments.

    We host our site on a different server for the reasoning of i wouldn’t want to host it due to if a node has hardware issues or a DDoS attack then the site will be down and clients will be unable to report that its down.

    November 22, 2011 @ 4:11 pm | Reply
    • john:

      so what if Netelligent goes down?
      wouldn’t clients think that your whole vps is down?

      November 22, 2011 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
      • Sorry but that is stupid…

        If their site is down and I don’t have problems with my services, I don’t care.

        November 22, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
      • … and your VPS is fine? Certainly better than having both hosting service and support channel offline at the same time.

        November 22, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  9. Gary it is a legit phone number..

    November 22, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      I wasn’t suggesting it wasn’t, I’m just saying that there’s nothing wrong with having a mobile number in whois.

      November 22, 2011 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
      • “nothing wrong with having a mobile number in whois.”

        I didnt say anything different either. Its fine using a mobile number in WHOIS but very risky as i said in my previous posts. I have had to deal with numerous calls from insurance companies and claims companies…

        November 22, 2011 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
        • rm:

          Seriously people, can leave the phone number issue already? Is that really the most suspicious thing that you found about this offer, and not the fact that it’s $5/mo for 100 GB storage and unmetered gigabit? Geez.

          November 22, 2011 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Yeah, it’s silly I admit. There’s no risk from the client side though, which is all we should care about.

          November 22, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
  10. Email as we use google apps for our email and DNS managed by cloudflare :)!

    November 22, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  11. tux:

    There are bandwidth limit 5 TB (I pick up this value from SolusVM)

    November 22, 2011 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
    • you can go over 5TB its just so we could see if people were abusing.

      November 22, 2011 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
      • SolusVM doesn’t allow unlimited, and it starts to bug if you give people insane values like 5295290525TB

        November 23, 2011 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  12. Bob:

    Which datacenter you’re using in NL? AFAIK Ecatel got servers in seven different DCs.

    November 22, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
    • They said they have two and we have both nodes in first one.

      November 22, 2011 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  13. Is it just me or does the homepage (middle) look a lot like Eleven2’s? :p

    Best,
    Kevin

    November 22, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
    • john:

      exactly…

      November 22, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
      • Most of their site is ripped.

        There Minecraft page was ripped from another company until recently when they received DMCA. You can see a 404 here for that reason > http://dotvps.net/assets/includes/404.shtml

        November 23, 2011 @ 12:13 am | Reply
        • I haven’t even posted on your post Gregg so don’t come here and start trolling.

          November 23, 2011 @ 12:14 am | Reply
        • Gary:

          Trolling? If it’s true, how is that trolling? It’s informing people that you’re shady, assuming it’s true.

          @Gregg – proof?

          November 23, 2011 @ 12:25 am | Reply
    • qool:

      I already reported that to e2’s supportdesk. We’ll see what happens.

      December 22, 2011 @ 1:03 am | Reply
  14. I’m not trolling. As Gary said I was only pointing out what I knew ontop of what Kevin posted. I have no proof but I was told this by Jack when they received the DMCA report some weeks ago. It isn’t necessarily bad, I like their design, but I was under the impression that it was custom, and they shouldn’t be using copyrighted pieces of work stolen from others.

    November 23, 2011 @ 12:28 am | Reply
    • Maybe not trolling but i didn’t see your need to post something i told you in private.

      November 23, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
  15. @ Gary , I guess it was true as i started managing DotVPS on the 24th October previous owner “Josh” Had made / Put the design up. I didn’t know who made which bits ect. i acted upon the DMCA and took it down. ill be looking to get the whole site redone soon anyway.

    November 23, 2011 @ 12:30 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      Ok, that makes sense. Simple, valid explanation. :)

      November 23, 2011 @ 12:32 am | Reply
      • Thanks for your understanding :)

        November 23, 2011 @ 12:32 am | Reply
        • john:

          are you really “Jack”? Aren’t you Sebastian?
          If you’re really Jack, would you post your last name here?
          If you are as who you are, I will apologize everyday.

          November 23, 2011 @ 1:46 am | Reply
        • Are you really “John”? Got hundreds of comments here by you on LowEndBox, and many use different names :)

          Sebastian? Sebastian of formal SynHost/Breathost? He is in DE and Jack is in UK…

          November 23, 2011 @ 5:48 am | Reply
        • @LEA – I think you’re in quite the fustercluck between this one, breathost and the other one I linked to :P

          Francisco

          November 23, 2011 @ 7:22 am | Reply
        • …fustercluck

          Talking about the appropriateness of using this term to describe the mess in this industry. Sometimes there’s just no way to untangle it, other than deadpooling ’em all…

          November 23, 2011 @ 8:03 am | Reply
        • Kill them all and let WHT sort them out is what I say :D

          Francisco

          November 24, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
        • what are you two on about?

          November 24, 2011 @ 12:33 am | Reply
  16. Well Just look at the paypal name :) I don’t want my last name all over the internet. i don’t mind giving it to clients.

    November 23, 2011 @ 1:48 am | Reply
  17. scheduled reboot for Midnight, EST (New York time).23/11/2011 [USA Node] XENON clients will be affected.

    Reboot for replacement of Disk.

    ETA of downtime : 5-15 mins.

    November 23, 2011 @ 3:12 am | Reply
    • After a Disk was replaced – Volumedrive said it could also be motherboard at fault and they don’t want to replace this so they’re providing us with a second server.

      We’d like to move you to a different server.
      How I imagine the process would go is:
      rsync data from Node 1 to the new server. (Takes some time to complete.)
      rsync data from Node1 to the new server. (Transfers only the changes.)
      stop VMs on Node 1.
      rsync data from Node 1 to the new server. (Transfers only the changes.)
      We swap IP addresses of Node 1 and the new server.
      start VMs on the new server.

      This will mean some downtime. . .

      I’m going to start this later today and hope to finish it by tonight.

      November 23, 2011 @ 7:14 am | Reply
      • Why in the hell would they go through an rsync instead of moving the drives?

        rsync *always* causes issues.

        Francisco

        November 23, 2011 @ 7:17 am | Reply
        • That’s what volumedrive suggested however what i think im going to do is ask for a 1TB drive to be mounted to /backup and vzdump all vps’s to that drive that get the drive mounted to new server too.

          November 23, 2011 @ 7:19 am | Reply
        • And then go through the time of a restore? Seems like a terribly long run about…

          Francisco

          November 23, 2011 @ 7:23 am | Reply
        • theres only 25 vm’s ?

          November 23, 2011 @ 7:25 am | Reply
      • Remember when copying to preserve permissions, I remember when I moved a few dozen VMs to a new drive, I forgot to copy across permissions.

        Well, lets say OpenVZ began having even more hissy fits.

        November 23, 2011 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
  18. Lowendadmin , where are you located?

    November 23, 2011 @ 5:49 am | Reply
  19. I would just get the drives moved. No need to go through trouble with VZDUMP and Rsync would be even worse.

    November 23, 2011 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
    • jack:

      Its the disks which are at fault i think volumedrive thinks its the board. So to resolve both things new server is better.

      November 23, 2011 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
      • How comes you didn’t get the 1Gbps connection at Volumedrive Jacksonville?

        Its like what? $10pm for 1Gbps unmetered.

        November 23, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
  20. Netherlands is sold out, only location that interest me (1GBPs and low-latency/no SOPA)

    November 23, 2011 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
  21. I have the 1gbps port but its “1gbps burstable” so you only get 300mbps.

    November 23, 2011 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Damn, they don’t give you 1gbps dedicated!?11!?

      November 24, 2011 @ 12:43 am | Reply
      • [root@xenon ~]# wget -O /dev/null cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        --2011-11-23 14:49:32--  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: `/dev/null'
        
        100%[=====================================>] 104,857,600 43.4M/s   in 2.3s    
        
        2011-11-23 14:49:34 (43.4 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
        November 24, 2011 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  22. New server for jacksonville Just came..

    Time to install solusvm.

    November 24, 2011 @ 12:13 am | Reply
  23. [root@xenon ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 17.1588 seconds, 82.6 MB/s

    Its fixed yay.

    November 24, 2011 @ 12:27 am | Reply
  24. Emailed Ecatel for new node.

    November 24, 2011 @ 2:59 am | Reply
  25. Birdie:

    Is it possible to place a pre-order for the new NL node?

    November 24, 2011 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
  26. jack:

    I’ve not yet got a reply about nl node.

    November 24, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  27. [root@xenon~]# vzdump –dumpdir /root –all –stop

    Started dump for xenon apologies for downtime.

    November 24, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  28. Bob:

    person: Reinier van Eeden
    address: Archangelkade 1-3
    address: 1013 BE Amsterdam
    mnt-by: IQARUS-MNT
    e-mail: r.eeden@nl.iqarus.com
    phone: +31 64 607 11 12
    nic-hdl: RvE16-RIPE
    source: RIPE # Filtered

    Who is that?

    November 24, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  29. role:           Ecatel LTD
    address:        P.O.Box  19533
    address:        2521 CA The Hague
    address:        Netherlands
    abuse-mailbox:  abuse@ecatel.net
    remarks:        ----------------------------------------------------
    remarks:        ECATEL LTD
    remarks:        Dedicated and Co-location hosting services
    remarks:        ----------------------------------------------------
    remarks:        for abuse complaints : abuse@ecatel.net
    remarks:        for any other questions : info@ecatel.net
    remarks:        ----------------------------------------------------
    e-mail:         noc@ecatel.net
    admin-c:        EL25-RIPE
    tech-c:         EL25-RIPE
    nic-hdl:        EL25-RIPE
    mnt-by:         ECATEL-MNT
    changed:        noc@ecatel.net 20090813
    source:         RIPE
    
    November 24, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
    • Bob:
      
      inetnum:        80.82.64.0 - 80.82.79.255
      netname:        NL-ECATEL-20100816
      descr:          Ecatel LTD
      country:        NL
      org:            ORG-EL38-RIPE
      admin-c:        RvE16-RIPE
      tech-c:         RvE16-RIPE
      status:         ALLOCATED PA
      mnt-by:         RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
      mnt-lower:      ECATEL-MNT
      mnt-routes:     ECATEL-MNT
      source:         RIPE # Filtered
      
      organisation:    ORG-EL38-RIPE
      org-name:        Ecatel LTD
      org-type:        LIR
      address:         Ecatel LTD
                       Reinier van Eeden
                       P.O.Box 19533
                       2500 CM The Hague
                       Netherlands
      phone:           +31702204015
      fax-no:          +31702204015
      e-mail:          admin@ecatel.net
      admin-c:         EL25-RIPE
      admin-c:         RvE16-RIPE
      mnt-ref:         ECATEL-MNT
      mnt-ref:         RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
      mnt-by:          RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
      source:          RIPE # Filtered
      
      person:         Reinier van Eeden
      address:        Archangelkade 1-3
      address:        1013 BE  Amsterdam
      mnt-by:         IQARUS-MNT
      e-mail:         r.eeden@nl.iqarus.com
      phone:          +31 64 607 11 12
      nic-hdl:        RvE16-RIPE
      source:         RIPE # Filtered
      
      
      November 25, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply
  30. I would of finished this node move a few hours ago however moving 1.5TB of DATA is kinda hard on a dying hard-disk , if your upset by the downtime you may request an extra day on your billing date.

    Thanks

    Jack.

    November 24, 2011 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      Could you keep us updated when you know more about the new NL node?

      Thanks!

      November 24, 2011 @ 9:49 pm | Reply
  31. They said: Please bare with us, we’re understaffed due to illnesses, will be carried out asap.
    between 12-24 hours the servers should be ready our apologies.

    November 24, 2011 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
  32. Nov 24 09:48:04 INFO: Starting Backup of VM 661 (openvz)
    Nov 24 09:48:04 INFO: status = CTID 661 exist unmounted down
    Nov 24 09:48:04 INFO: creating archive ‘/root/vzdump-261.dat’ (/vz/private/661)
    Nov 24 12:13:16 INFO: Total bytes written: 91259125760 (85GiB, 10MiB/s)
    Nov 24 12:13:16 INFO: file size 84.99GB
    Nov 24 12:13:16 INFO: Finished Backup of VM 661 (02:25:12)

    Too long :(

    November 24, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  33. Finished backing them up just got to scp across and restore now. yay

    November 24, 2011 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
  34. Looks like Ecatel’s hands on staff are dead at the moment. Been waiting for a raid 1 reinstall for 4 days. Good luck getting your node Jack.

    November 25, 2011 @ 12:08 am | Reply
    • 2 nodes are ordered :). Pending setup. they did say to me
      Please bare with us, we’re understaffed due to illnesses, will be carried out asap.

      November 25, 2011 @ 12:12 am | Reply
  35. All VM’s are online just waiting for volumedrive to move IP’s over.

    November 25, 2011 @ 12:32 am | Reply
  36. [root@xenon ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.7232 seconds, 91.6 MB/s
    

    Worth the downtime?

    November 25, 2011 @ 12:50 am | Reply
  37. It seems one of the users on xenon is really hammering the network. It caused so much of a problem, that we had to limit your server to 100Mbps temporarily.

    When things are back under control, please write in, and we will restore full Gigabit service.


    ———————————————–
    Best Regards,
    Simon E.

    Come on guys atleast give me a few hours with no work…

    November 25, 2011 @ 7:16 am | Reply
    • What did you expect? People are gonna take the piss thats why unlimited offers are never good.

      November 25, 2011 @ 7:24 am | Reply
      • resolved the issue now :)!

        Limited everyone to 80mbps.

        November 25, 2011 @ 7:25 am | Reply
        • Dont tell us that lol. keep it in you’re terms of service or AUP.

          November 25, 2011 @ 7:49 am | Reply
    • I’m taking bets you got a booter on your box, especially considering it’s in NL with unmetered bandwidth.

      Do like

      tcpdump -n -i eth0 -t udp

      And keep an eye for anyone just thrashing at it. VPN’s use UDP a lot too but it’ll not be pushing 100mbit+/sec

      Francisco

      November 25, 2011 @ 8:29 am | Reply
      • jack:

        Im talking about usa.. also we dont have booters ive been watching running processes its mainly just seedboxs

        November 25, 2011 @ 8:45 am | Reply
        • Good!

          Back when we sold under the Frantech brand we used to also sell a 100Mbit unmetered option for like $15/m extra. We had a bunch of people (5 – 6) over the period of a couple months order it thinking it’d be OK to run booters with it.

          Francisco

          November 25, 2011 @ 8:47 am | Reply
        • Yeah when i took over DotVPS it was rather the same… 80TB Bandwidth on NL server #1
          56TB on NL server #2 950mbps max outgoing port speed.
          10mbps incoming. how ecatel didn’t do something to stop it i don’t know.

          November 25, 2011 @ 8:57 am | Reply
        • Bob:

          And seedboxes are not hammering the I/O?

          Are the servers RAID 10?

          November 25, 2011 @ 10:48 am | Reply
      • OK so I was right.

        The old owner kept making statements about how there was no booters allowed/on his services, even though he was selling on hackforums, etc.

        Francisco

        November 25, 2011 @ 9:16 am | Reply
        • I got all posts and threads either removed / closed on Hackforums. its not so much booters. but its more the rune scape phishing and fraud. i had like a few chargebacks daily.

          November 25, 2011 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
  38. Killerftw:

    This hosting look very neet ><!
    Anyways, what proccesor it uses? Xen? and how many cores?

    And is there any problems in Servers in Netherland? I wont read all this up…, and do you think it can Host Counterstrike 1.6 server without any problems? Thanks.

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:32 am | Reply
    • Jack:

      openvz however thinking of getting a 24GB RAM Server in NL for XEN.

      November 25, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply
  39. Killerftw:

    Sorry for double post,

    But do you have some MSN or something to contact you with to be easier? And can I like replace the 250GB on the Ultimate for like 50 GB and more Ram instead even it wasn’t something big… but Ram is more needed than HDD in Game servers..?

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply
  40. Jack:

    @bob I booted all vm’s and a few mc servers I/O was 90MB/sec. for USA.

    NL is around 40-60 MB/s RAID 1

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:56 am | Reply
    • Bob:

      Wow impressive I/O if you have some heavy users…

      How many users per node (more or less…)?

      Sounds like a great deal anyway!

      November 25, 2011 @ 11:01 am | Reply
      • Jack:

        USA around 40 – 45 VPS’s per node.

        Depends on the node.

        CPU , RAM

        November 25, 2011 @ 11:12 am | Reply
  41. Jack:

    NL has 44 VM’s on one and 50 on other.

    November 25, 2011 @ 11:14 am | Reply
    • Bob:

      Sweet, thanks!

      November 25, 2011 @ 11:35 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      What are the server spec? This seems like pure BS with 100GB space, 50 – 100gb – 5TB of NO RAID STORAGE. Or you think just because people will not bother to fill this up you are overselling it by 3 times?

      November 25, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        Seems like poor kid is left speechless, that was expected.

        November 26, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
        • 2 x 2TB RAID1. if a disk gets Full we’ll just deploy another node i missed your comment sorry for delay.

          November 26, 2011 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
  42. Killerftw:

    Your offline for 4 hour :S, I sent email too… please accept invitations..

    November 25, 2011 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  43. Im on , just busy

    November 25, 2011 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
  44. Checkmate:

    Be advised: VolumeDrive will cap the port to 100Mbps half-duplex automatically if you burst over 100Mbps for a [certain] amount of time (for an hour or so).

    They want to make sure you never go over 30TB monthly upstream I think.

    Either way, I’ve experienced that

    November 25, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
    • They enabled it within a second of me replying to there email

      [root@xenon ~]# ethtool eth0
      Settings for eth0:
      Supported ports: [ TP ]
      Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
      100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
      1000baseT/Full
      Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
      Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
      100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
      1000baseT/Full
      Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
      Speed: 1000Mb/s
      Duplex: Full
      Port: Twisted Pair
      PHYAD: 2
      Transceiver: internal
      Auto-negotiation: on
      Supports Wake-on: pumbg
      Wake-on: g
      Current message level: 0x00000001 (1)
      Link detected: yes
      [root@xenon ~]#

      November 25, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  45. Venu:

    Hey Jack,

    I spoke to you on IRC and you said you could possibly get me a slot in the NL once a space opened up and to post in here.

    Thanks,

    Venu

    November 25, 2011 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
    • Not looking to good on the setup time side from ecatel. my ticket has been open for 3 days.

      Last reply: Nov/24/2011 4:53:02PM

      November 26, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
      • john:

        do you have a new server in FL? can anyone order now?

        November 26, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
        • We have a new server and have had for past 4 days. we’re working on getting some more IP’s as i think the CPU and disk can hold atleast another 10-15 VPS’s.

          November 26, 2011 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
  46. Update from ecatel:

    hello,
    deadline will be this monday afternoon.
    Sorry for all troubnles sir., we appriciate your patience and do really our best.

    November 27, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
  47. Shamli:

    Available now..??

    November 28, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  48. They have given us a single core we asked for a dual quad.
    We are waiting for a reply.

    November 28, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  49. Hi,

    We have 5 IP’s. Ecatel are providing more soon. Please go and order your services now :)!

    November 28, 2011 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
    • john:

      is this on 1 core or 2 cores?

      November 29, 2011 @ 1:50 am | Reply
      • 2 Cores.

        VPS Control Panel Is down Currently. we host it on an external providers service. we’re getting no response so orders are back logged your date will put 1 day forward if you have/do order.

        November 29, 2011 @ 1:52 am | Reply
  50. Okay. we have MORE IPS :D! 10 more in stock.

    November 29, 2011 @ 7:01 am | Reply
  51. Okay one node filled
    Next Node.
    20 more in stock.

    November 29, 2011 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      You filled one node in less than a day? Only 20 VPS per node?

      :)

      November 29, 2011 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
  52. Would it be possible to get LEB50 on your next plan for NL?

    November 29, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  53. Which would be super?

    November 29, 2011 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
  54. Yes there 1 in stock and it works with LEB50.

    November 29, 2011 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      LEB50 doesn’t work with quaterly / semi annualy?

      Why not as it’s reccuring discount anyway?

      November 29, 2011 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
      • i’d just rather not offer it on Quarterly and Semi Annually.

        I’m thinking of removing these payment options really as we’ve only ever sold 10 Annually ones and 4 have been fraud / charge back.

        November 29, 2011 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          If you don’t offer the discount of annualy / semi annualy it’s normal that you get less people to subscribe on those plans / or scammers… (twice as expensive, one must be foulish to choose that!)

          November 29, 2011 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          It’s too bad though as I would like to test a VPS with you but it annoys me to have to reming everymonth to pay for this and that vps…

          If you have only one it’s ok but when you have a few vps and a few dedi, it starts to be pretty annoying :)

          November 29, 2011 @ 7:21 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Paypal subscription? Or paying enough onto your account in advance so that the money gets taken from your balance rather than your paypal etc?

          November 29, 2011 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
        • Yeah garry ;) you could do that. thanks for that.

          November 29, 2011 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          @Gary great idea, thanks!

          If I add more money to my account @ whmcs then my invoices will be automatically paied for?

          November 29, 2011 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
        • yes.

          November 29, 2011 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
  55. The lack of Debian 6 64bit templates is a bit sad, wonder if you can add it?

    November 29, 2011 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
  56. Yeah. ill do it now.

    November 29, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
  57. Successful!
    Template Added.

    Let it sync with the other nodes. then try reinstall.

    November 29, 2011 @ 6:42 pm | Reply
  58. piepanel@minecraft:~$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-11-30 02:08:36-- 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 3.22M/s in 28s

    2011-11-30 02:09:04 (3.55 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    To be honest, I think the download speed is lacking severely, but since I guess theres a lot of signups and this is a new node, people will be transfering/installing data.


    piepanel@minecraft:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 18.7156 s, 57.4 MB/s

    Pretty good.

    November 29, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  59. @Daniel Want to do another speed test. there was an abuser with DoS Script.

    November 29, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  60. At this rate we’ll be deploying another node soon. Emailed ecatel asking about a setup time if needed :)

    November 29, 2011 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
  61. Bob:

    Don’t capture too many abusers. ;)

    November 30, 2011 @ 12:57 am | Reply
  62. john:

    Last login: Sun Nov 27 20:23:54 2011
    [root@ ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 125.629 seconds, 8.5 MB/s

    this is worse than 1dollar vps.

    November 30, 2011 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  63. Gary:

    Confirmed:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 58.4945 s, 18.4 MB/s

    onedollarVPS is over twice the speed. :o

    November 30, 2011 @ 3:08 am | Reply
  64. It looks like another problem with the hard drive. I deleted the swap partition, benchmarked /dev/sda2 (bypassing any filesystems) and still got poor results. (I restored the swap partition afterward.)

    We apologise for the problems you have been experiencing. We’ll prepare a replacement disk for you.

    ———————————————–
    Best Regards,
    Simon E.

    So guys on USA this is the reasoning.

    November 30, 2011 @ 7:00 am | Reply
    • john:

      so did they replace it?

      November 30, 2011 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
      • They said it would cost them $550 to $600 for a new disk so they are willing to give me another server again.

        November 30, 2011 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
        • john:

          so are you getting a new server today?
          can it be deployed today?

          November 30, 2011 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  65. Me:

    Are tickets being looked after? #976549 is trivial yet has been open for >24h.

    November 30, 2011 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
    • #970999 – US & NL speedtest

      Client: * * * * * | Last Reply: 10 Hours 55 Minutes 53 Seconds Ago

      No where near 24 hours. USA is slow atm so i can’t give a test file ill reply once we get a new server.

      November 30, 2011 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
      • Me:

        I stand corrected, I thought I submitted that ticket in the afternoon – turns out I didn’t – my apologies.

        It’s a different ticket than you quoted though (see the id).

        November 30, 2011 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
    • Me:

      Also, on Jupiter the hosts’ disk appears to be filling up (showing size 56G avail 33G with only < 1G used for /dev/simfs)

      November 30, 2011 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
      • 37.41 GB of 891.67 GB Used / 808.24 GB Free?

        November 30, 2011 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
        • Me:

          Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
          /dev/simfs 55G 471M 33G 2% /

          That’s what it looks like from my side.

          (Sorry for raising this issue here, should’ve ticketed it)

          November 30, 2011 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
      • john:

        at least you have vps, I don’t have any.

        November 30, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
        • John give me paypal transaction id ill refund for the poor service sorry.

          November 30, 2011 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
  66. Your Ticket ID:
    Ticket ID Not Found. Please try again.

    November 30, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Me:

      It really is #976549. Are you filtering by status? I notice that its status is now “In Progress”, while the initial mail confirmation mentioned “Open”.

      November 30, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
  67. @ Me Forward this to a ticket i don’t know whats going on with that.

    November 30, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
  68. Netherlands Node #Pluto deployed :)! Go Go Go

    December 1, 2011 @ 2:58 am | Reply
  69. 12 More left on this offer…

    68/80 Uses.

    December 1, 2011 @ 4:35 am | Reply
  70. jason:

    do you allow tun/tap openvpn ?

    if yes, i am interested.

    December 1, 2011 @ 8:59 am | Reply
    • Ben:

      They do allow TUN/TAP as im using as VPN

      December 1, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
  71. Rchard:

    Does anyone else have one of the Dutch VPS’s? Is so, could they confirm if the time is vaguely right.
    I’m seeing the time now being 5 hours fast..

    December 1, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  72. Adding 5 more to this promotions.

    December 1, 2011 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
  73. Ji:

    @Jack – Any chance this promo is still running?

    Thanks
    Ji

    December 5, 2011 @ 1:49 am | Reply
  74. Jack:

    We are thinking if we can stock another 5 for this.

    However ill put one in for you :)

    December 5, 2011 @ 2:16 am | Reply
    • Ji:

      Awesome! Thanks.
      I’m happy to buy now if you show me the way!

      December 5, 2011 @ 2:37 am | Reply
    • Inglar:

      Hi,
      can you also put one box in NL for me?
      Thanks in advance!

      December 5, 2011 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
    • I’m also interested, please. Thanks. :)

      December 5, 2011 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
    • mati:

      Hi,
      I would also be interested in NL server.

      December 5, 2011 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  75. JOF:

    thinking of getting one too, if the offer is still available :)

    December 5, 2011 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
    • JOF:

      seems like the offer is out ? get “The promotion code entered has already been used”
      any chance the promo discount still open ?

      December 5, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
  76. DOgi:

    One more, pls pls :)

    December 6, 2011 @ 12:38 am | Reply
  77. Jack:

    Stocked 5 more.

    December 6, 2011 @ 12:47 am | Reply
    • Ji:

      Hi Jack,

      Can you tell me how many users are on per server node?
      Thanks

      December 6, 2011 @ 1:31 am | Reply
      • Jack:

        Depends which one…

        one has 25.
        one has 32.
        And one of the NL has 40.

        December 6, 2011 @ 1:36 am | Reply
    • ZAY:

      any chance to have another one in US?

      December 6, 2011 @ 2:01 am | Reply
      • Jack:

        We’ve ordered a new node for USA should come in at some point tomorrow.

        December 6, 2011 @ 2:03 am | Reply
        • ZAY:

          But US will only have 100mbps instead of 1Gbps, is that correct?

          December 6, 2011 @ 2:05 am | Reply
  78. Jack:

    Correct.

    December 6, 2011 @ 2:06 am | Reply
  79. Inglar:

    @ZAY,
    Network port 1Gbps for NL, but there no even 100mbps:

     wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-12-06 12:45:12--  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 2.78M/s   in 36s
    
    2011-12-06 12:45:48 (2.74 MB/s) - “100mb.test” saved [104857600/104857600]

    Or it simply limited to 20 mbps per VPS, becouse the same result repeated several times and from another sources also.
    Although I’m not sure.
    Anyway it’s not so bad.

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:11 am | Reply
  80. Jack:

    As i’ve said up ^ We limited all vm’s due to abusive you can simply submit a ticket. i’d happily increase it.

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:15 am | Reply
    • Inglar:

      Thank you for reply.
      It’s a good idea with port speed restrictions to prevent node abuse.
      In fact, don’t think I need a 100mbps port speed, or even 1 Gbps.
      25 mpbs would be enough for me for this price and if traffic unlimited in this range.

      December 6, 2011 @ 3:34 am | Reply
      • Jack:

        Its also good as if one of the vm’s was to become under attack it will be easier to block due to only inbound @ 30mbps. if it was full 1000mbps then we would have to request the datacenter to block it which would mean downtime for everyone.

        December 6, 2011 @ 3:37 am | Reply
  81. Jack:

    I have added another 3 to promo.

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:21 am | Reply
  82. mati:

    argh, it was night in europe when you added them and its already out of stock :/
    I’m late again :P

    December 6, 2011 @ 9:55 am | Reply
  83. JOF:

    the same happen to me!

    December 6, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
  84. Jack:

    Out of stock until cancellations or if i decide to get our 5th NL node.

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
  85. Jack:

    Last 5 have been stocked.

    this will be the last of NL stock until Christmas or later

    December 7, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
    • Bob:

      Wow man that’s going so fast!

      Crazy business :D

      December 7, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply
  86. Jack:

    Deploying another USA Node during this week.

    December 7, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
  87. john:

    when?

    December 10, 2011 @ 4:03 pm | Reply
  88. USA is Stocked up with 5 Per Plan.

    Thinking about what to do with NL Stock.. Re-stock current plan or make a Lowend Plan

    December 18, 2011 @ 3:33 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      A LEB plan like 128MB RAM @ really cheap price?

      Could be cool :)

      December 18, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
      • Disk?

        I wouldn’t be offer 1gbps for the lowendbox however offering about 1TB bandwidth or less?

        December 18, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          1TB would be great, anyway most users will probably just use few megs per month.

          15GB HDD would be nice – could be less if it’s really cheap and/or SAS 15K but if it’s SATA based 15GB is a minimum imho, and there is no need for lot of storage if it’s a cheap / LEB plan :)

          December 18, 2011 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
  89. What price would you willing to pay?

    December 18, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      Well what about 1.5$ / 2& per month, could it be sustainable?

      But I heard that it was harder to get IPs from Ecatel, isn’t it?

      December 18, 2011 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
      • I charge $2.50 for Additional IP’s so it would be more than $2

        December 18, 2011 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          Considering your current pricing, if it’s 3 dollars it wouldn’t make much sense (your 256MB/50GB is around 3.5$/month with the discount, isn’t it?

          December 18, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  90. I might offer:
    1TB Bandwidth @ 50mbps
    256mb RAM
    25GB Disk
    $3.50

    December 18, 2011 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      ( bs ) Basic with the 50% discount would be more interesting, don’t you think so?

      December 18, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
      • Bob:

        (same price & better specs)

        December 18, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
        • Hmm.Our Plans are getting re done soon. Half disk on Basic and standard.

          December 18, 2011 @ 10:37 pm | Reply
  91. Users on “Strike” & “Forge”

    We urge you to take backups immediately!

    The ‘/’ Partition on strike is full and has corrupted 2 VZ.conf files.

    We will be replacing the disk later today for a 2TB one.

    Disk replacement will require a reinstall.

    VPS’s will be vzdump’d we’re currently asking the datacenter if we can borrow a 1TB External Disk drive while the process happens to vzdump them too. if not we’ll have to store them remotely.

    January 1, 2012 @ 7:16 am | Reply
  92. Fixed Strike + Forge with out reinstall.

    Jupiter’s now offline! don’t sure why , awaiting reboot.

    January 1, 2012 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  93. Jupiter’s now offline! not sure why , awaiting reboot.

    January 1, 2012 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
  94. Gavin:

    Any new offers from DotVPS at the moment?

    January 4, 2012 @ 8:10 am | Reply
  95. Not at the moment sorry.

    January 5, 2012 @ 5:48 am | Reply
  96. My 40th low end VPS review goes to them: http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-xxxx-dotvps/ Unfortunately I really don’t think they did a good job in the VPS itself, although I have to admit the price is really cheap considering the amount of resources offered…

    January 6, 2012 @ 4:49 am | Reply
    • It was a shame you got put on pluto it had an issue for a while where it would crash over so often however it seems to have stabled out a bit now though however is still a bit poor.

      [root@Pluto ~]# uptime
      06:03:36 up 2 days, 17:06, 1 user, load average: 0.72, 0.74, 0.62
      [root@Pluto ~]#

      January 6, 2012 @ 5:03 am | Reply
  97. Also I did post on this about port limiting all you had to do was submit a ticket and i would of unlimited the port :).

    January 6, 2012 @ 5:04 am | Reply
  98. Regarding the reply time what date was the ticket/s?

    January 6, 2012 @ 5:07 am | Reply
  99. Bob:

    Do you know when you’ll have more NL stock?

    Thx!

    January 7, 2012 @ 10:47 am | Reply
  100. Cika:

    Is this promo code LEB50 still working?

    January 27, 2012 @ 1:39 am | Reply
  101. Jack:

    No we stopped it after 100 uses.

    January 28, 2012 @ 10:55 am | Reply
  102. Fionn Kelleher:

    Very pleased with DotVPS’s services. Have a basic VPS in the US (PA), running flawlessly. Speed is supeb. dd test showed that the node I’m on can generate a 105MB file in 16 secs.

    Support is excellent, never came across such speedy and dedicated support, ever. Jack is seriously dedicated and is able to answer all my queries.

    At the moment I have had no issues, we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks/months.

    Thanks!

    February 13, 2012 @ 1:26 am | Reply
    • rm:

      “105MB file in 16 secs” that’s what, a horrible only 6.5 MB/sec I/O?
      Or more likely, you’re testing it incorrectly. Try again with:

      dd bs=1M count=128 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync

      should get 100+ MB/sec, or 50 at the very least.

      February 13, 2012 @ 6:00 am | Reply
      • Fionn Kelleher:
        root@lightspike-us:/var/www# dd bs=1M count=128 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
        128+0 records in
        128+0 records out
        134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 2.88378 s, 46.5 MB/s
        
        February 13, 2012 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  103. [root@usapa1 ~]# dd bs=1M count=128 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
    128+0 records in
    128+0 records out
    134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 2.19736 seconds, 61.1 MB/s
    [root@usapa1 ~]#

    February 13, 2012 @ 11:45 am | Reply
    • tommy:

      Any promo code now can be used?

      thank u

      February 21, 2012 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  104. tux:

    Yes, this offer is too good to be true. They have just sent following email to customer:

    All our Plans will be updating soon [Current/New] Clients will be updated to the following:
    
    
    Basic VPS Plan:
    Dedicated RAM: 256 MB
    Burst RAM: 512 MB
    Disk Space: 25 GB
    Bandwidth: 250GB
    Standard VPS Plan:
    Dedicated RAM: 512 MB
    Burst RAM: 1024 MB
    Disk Space: 50 GB
    Bandwidth: 500GB
    Super VPS Plan: 
    Dedicated RAM: 1024 MB
    Burst RAM: 2048 MB
    Disk Space: 75 GB
    Bandwidth: 750GB
    Ultimate VPS Plan:
    Dedicated RAM: 2048 MB
    Burst RAM: 4096 MB
    Disk Space: 150 GB
    Bandwidth: 1000GB
    March 13, 2012 @ 12:51 am | Reply
    • But isn’t like that already?

      March 13, 2012 @ 1:00 am | Reply
      • Gary:

        Looks like half the space and transfer to me. If I were a customer I’d ditch them for this pisstake.

        March 13, 2012 @ 8:46 am | Reply
        • rm:

          It’s moments like these that remind us how important it is not to pre-pay for a VPS for a whole year or perhaps even quarterly. Pay month-to-month and be ready to just pack up and go, if you become unsatisfied for some reason.

          March 13, 2012 @ 9:57 am | Reply
        • Gary:

          Definitely, rm. I try to avoid pre-paying. Last time I pre-paid was Quality Servers, and that turned out very similar to this.

          March 13, 2012 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
        • Jack:

          We’re not “Closing” though are we?

          We decreased the plans for a reason.

          March 13, 2012 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  105. tux:

    No. Until this email my vps specs was exactly same as this offer. But after that email they reduced specs (without my permission).

    March 13, 2012 @ 1:21 am | Reply
    • So, I don’t get it. The mail talks about upgrading or downgrading? :S
      And what about your data? What if you were using all your disk space and get downgraded? ¬¬ pfff

      March 13, 2012 @ 1:47 am | Reply
      • Jack:

        This offer was from 4 months ago. we’re having issues with NL DC and looking to move. It’s not “To Good to be true” It was true for 4 months it was simply not possible to offer unmetered 1000mbps.

        March 13, 2012 @ 1:59 am | Reply
        • I stated in the email the reason. Its not because of overselling at all.

          March 13, 2012 @ 11:16 am | Reply
      • Jack:

        We opened tickets with all people over disk usage.

        March 13, 2012 @ 2:00 am | Reply
        • tux:

          I smell overselling here.

          March 13, 2012 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  106. dude:

    yeah, i got the email as well. Log into the solus panel just to find out its true.

    this is my last month with dotvps.

    i don’t care if its not feasible “to keep unlimited bandwidth” bla bla bla. Hell i hardly even use up 1tb data transfer each month.

    I just feel cheated.

    March 13, 2012 @ 10:01 am | Reply
  107. If you dont use bandwidth allocated how do you feel cheated?

    March 13, 2012 @ 11:15 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      Because while they might not right now, they could in future? They signed up being promised X, and now the provider wants to change it to Y. Changing provider isn’t free, in terms of the time and effort finding a new provider and moving sites over.

      March 13, 2012 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
      • Jack:

        Well if they need more like i said in the email “If you have an issue where you’re close to your quota pop a ticket in and we can try to come to a deal.”

        March 13, 2012 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          They should’ve just made sure they had a sustainable business plan in the first place, then they wouldn’t be pissing people off.

          100GB for $5 is a hell of a lot. You don’t see other providers offering that amount, which makes me think they knew it wasn’t tenable from day one, they were just hoping to oversell by a hell of a lot to break even.

          It’d be interesting to see chart of the average cost per GB of storage, per GB of ram etc, across multiple providers… I think we’d find that 5c/GB of storage is way under the market average…

          Obviously some providers can manage better prices than others, but it’s not really a surprise from a company with such a checkered past.

          March 13, 2012 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  108. Kristof:

    I have been with dotvps for a while now and i have received the same email but you won’t hear any complaints from me.

    It’s still good value for money and if it would occur at some point that you’re close to your quota i’m sure Jack will try and come to a solution with you. I still feel it’s a good deal considering i’m on the NL dc. I’d rather have them downgrade than closing up shop all together.

    Plus, I have had not a single problem and my support tickets have always been answered fast, this is all i want from my provider and this is what Jack delivers.

    March 14, 2012 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      I’m glad your happy with the service , we do try our best and the reason for the bandwidth downgrade is mainly for NL users for when we do DC move in a few weeks depending on if we can get the nodes in time.

      March 14, 2012 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  109. But WTF they cut your disk storage my friend have their VPS and has been use a 3 month after that what you order 100GB they cut to 50 GB abd also bandwidth hmmmm good startegy that not fair
    you offer 100gb but when has been has your client then dot vps cut the specification,,,cheater

    March 22, 2012 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      You’re clearly not a client.

      If you were you’d know why we’d cut it and its for a good reason.

      March 22, 2012 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
  110. Hi,

    I have a server in dotvps and he was down for over 24 hours!
    Dotvps said he was under attack in the UK and because of this got long this fall, I have asked my backup Dotvps several times over 12 hours and they sent me.

    Even the SolusVM was opening again when I sent a note informing them that dotvps my vps still was not working and he was down for over 24 hours, dotvps asks me on which node my VPS was (as they should know that I know without being able to access the SolusVM)

    Until now I can not access the server and they sent me a message telling me that the suspension will send me back and asked me what I was doing (as I will do something if the server was down?), Which checked was only the doors that were closed in serialconsole trying to get back to the server was down for over 24 hours.

    Dotvps VPS is horrible in the uk had enough and falls slowly in recent months and they do not refund any of it. I leave attached some documents proving the péssiomo service, would not recommend.
    Proof:
    http://www.4shared.com/zip/eVjd4h4j/dtvps-horrible-tickets-proof.html

    Thank you.

    April 9, 2013 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
    • Hey There,

      We have recently purchased DotVPS and will be taking over in the next week or so.

      If you’d like to highlight this issue to us directly for now please email support@httpzoom.com and we’ll see if we can get the issue resolved for you.

      Thank you.

      April 9, 2013 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      You had a service with us, it was down for 28 hours yes. that was out of our control though…
      Yes we were under attack, I don’t think you understood that I had no network access to the servers why the subnet was null routed do you?
      So I couldn’t access your ‘backups’, you kept trying to reboot and reboot and reboot causing the solusvm to hang due to not being able to process the php process but you carried on trying then on top of that you tried console’ing in after I had got the main IP back online you made the node hit a 40 % load which this made it lag while trying to work on the node it’s self so I shut down your VPS but you booted it back up and went into to do it again so I replied to your ticket saying:

      What are you doing? Your VPS has the hostnode had an extreme load.

      I have had to shut it down once so far.

      Don’t make me do it again or ill have to suspend you.

      So thanks for making the extra stress and work on my shoulders, you have been refunded.

      Have a great day!

      Jack

      April 9, 2013 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

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