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Ease VPS – $5.44 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Phoenix or Jacksonville

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 7, 2011 @ 6:17 am, by LowEndAdmin

EaseVPS EaseVPS emailed me a few days ago trying to get their OpenVZ special listed. “Budget S03” with 1024MB/2048MB memory and unmetered 100Mbps for just $7/month when you use coupon code LEB03… Except on top of that you still have to pay “Gateway Fee” at 9.8% which drives the final price above the threshold. Anyway, I can still list their next cheapest offer — “Budget S02” for $5.44/month when Gateway Fee is added. You get

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 2TB/month data transfer at 100Mbps
  • 2x vCPU cores
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Payments with Liberty Reserve, PayPal or AlertPay. Servers in either Jacksonville FL (VolumeDrive, test IP: 204.124.180.10) or Phoenix AZ (PhoenixNAP, test IP: 50.2.0.34) can be selected on the sign up form. Besides dodgy “Gateway Fee” charged at checkout, domain was only registered 2 weeks ago, running both NS on the same box (website hosted at HostGator), no SSL on the WHMCS and website full of non-working social media links. On the plan page it says “Unmetered” but in ToS under “VPS Network Utilization Limits”, Budget S02 is limited to 2TB/month, which is still quite a lot for a 5 dollar VPS. “Jacob Dominic” (registrant of the domain) also has his WHT account under “Temporarily Suspended”. You can decide by looking at his past offer at WHT, but personally I won’t touch it.

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38 Comments

  1. Daniel:

    Gateway fee, aint that against paypal rules? If not the others too

    November 7, 2011 @ 7:14 am | Reply
  2. Hintswen:

    $7.95/month before gateway fee.
    It’s a $7/month discount.

    November 7, 2011 @ 9:31 am | Reply
    • You still can’t charge a gateway fee, period.

      Paypal will cut your account if they find proof of it.

      Francisco

      November 7, 2011 @ 9:52 am | Reply
      • asf:

        Keyweb.de add gateway fee on paypal invoice, like many German companies.

        November 7, 2011 @ 10:47 am | Reply
      • Hintswen:

        Well I’m still tempted to try it out for a month.

        November 7, 2011 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
  3. natz09:

    why is my bill is inconsistent?
    the conversion in our currency is 0.0226 but it turned out to be 0.0233
    which is equivalent to 8.20 USD and not 7.95 USD….

    November 7, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply
    • Are you new to paypal? Because Paypal always uses a conversion a little bit higher to your bank currency.

      November 7, 2011 @ 5:50 pm | Reply
      • Yep, sure does.

        Paypal needs to cut there fees down a tad.

        November 7, 2011 @ 5:55 pm | Reply
        • If you think Paypal’s fees are high, you’ve never seen “high risk processing” like with adult sites

          November 8, 2011 @ 2:54 am | Reply
  4. Ginger.:

    I thought volumedrive was in Tampa???

    November 7, 2011 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
    • Talking about the inconsistency and mistakes on the website… The VolumeDrive and test IP was taken from their WHT post. Jacksonville FL was taken from their ordering page.

      November 7, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
  5. I have just noticed this post on LEB with the recent Incoming traffic on our stats, Many people have been having trouble paying so for that reason. I have disabled the Gateway Fee and the price will remain at $4.95 So I would appreciate It if a LEB admin could possibly modify the listing.

    @Volumedrive have a new Location – Jacksonville FL.
    @Phoenix,AZ is in the PhoenixNAP.com Datacenter. (Best)

    Just contact me If you have any questions, I’m available on livechat for more then 8 hours daily.

    November 7, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
  6. I got a VPS from Ease VPS, it’s good so far.. Got the details within minutes after order completed.

    Here’s some info:

    *@hurr:~$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-11-09 05:21:26--  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 51.1M/s   in 2.0s
    
    2011-11-09 05:21:28 (51.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    *@hurr:~$ 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, 20.6745 s, 51.9 MB/s
    
    *@hurr:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep name
    model name      :           Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz
    model name      :           Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz
    model name      :           Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz
    
    November 8, 2011 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the nice comment, Got email notifications for every response :)

      Thanks everyone for there support, We appreciate your service @ EaseVPS.

      November 8, 2011 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
  7. Wow, network speed looks nice to me. :) Nice offer.

    November 9, 2011 @ 7:24 am | Reply
    • Yeah, That is a full node aswell! :)
      Each client gets 1 – 4 cores Equally shared. We maintain our servers with high performance In mind & stable services for all clients.

      November 9, 2011 @ 8:16 am | Reply
      • Todd:

        But your node already have been overselled a lot. Where is the high performance?
        See the Tulisa node DD result:

        root@Host:~# 
        dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 conv=fsync && rm -rf test.bin
        dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync && rm -rf test.bin
        dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 conv=fsync && rm -rf test.bin
        dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync && rm -rf test.bin
        dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 conv=fsync && rm -rf test.bin
        dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync && rm -rf test.bin
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 2.57163 s, 13.0 MB/s
        root@Host:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync && rm -rf test.bin
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 54.7398 s, 613 kB/s
        root@Host:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 conv=fsync && rm -rf test.bin
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 2.93064 s, 11.4 MB/s
        root@Host:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync && rm -rf test.bin
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 59.1754 s, 567 kB/s
        root@Host:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 conv=fsync && rm -rf test.bin
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 3.73232 s, 9.0 MB/s
        root@Host:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync && rm -rf test.bin
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 205.26 s, 163 kB/s
        
        November 9, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
        • You are only doing small MB/s of data.
          These are my results for a 1.1GB Test on “Tulisa”, Full Node.

          [root@sdc319 /]# 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, 22.5902 seconds, 47.5 MB/s
          

          40MB/s to 60MB/s is the standard for any budget provider.

          November 10, 2011 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
        • *@*:~$ 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, 20.3502 s, 52.8 MB/s
          

          ^ My VPS at Ease VPS, I think it’s on the Tulisa node aswell.
          Always been pretty fast, but as Jacob says it’s standard for budget boxes..

          November 11, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  8. Yep, That’s the “Norm” for budget performance but Nodes @ Phoenix are generally more crowded then Jacksonville nodes due to the cost of bandwidth and servers In both DC’s.

    November 11, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  9. Jack:

    Well Jacob knows what his doing :) known him since april , Nice guy and rather helpful when help is needed!

    November 13, 2011 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • Matthew B:

      I hate to break it you but it appears he doesn’t know what he is doing.

      Some threads of his: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1093755 – Partioning HDs for OpenVZ

      I am really clueless when It comes to things like this.

      First time working with SolusVM but Partioning is confusing me at the momment.

      I have searched everywhere If you have to do it when Installing the Main OS or there is a command to do that you can shrink / grow partions and create new ones.

      November 14, 2011 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
      • I actually have not worked with SolusVM for long nor OpenVZ, This is why we have Sysadmin working flexible hours and One tech in the day along with two techs working night shifts.

        I got this from a old article I was reading about OpenVZ and It said you needed to partion the HDs as you do on Xen, It was Invalid though and you do not need to do It.

        Good try though Matthew!

        November 14, 2011 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
  10. So these guys have been spamming my IRC pretty hard.

    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!
    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!
    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!
    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!
    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!
    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!
    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!
    [03:00] http://EaseVPS.com – Budget OpenVZ VPS Provider, Low cost starting from $16.95 / Year!

    At this point we’ve blocked anyone from being able to say easeVPS, but they keep making the rounds in the channel trying.

    Francisco

    November 19, 2011 @ 11:08 am | Reply
    • I have already told you that this was not on our end, I highly doubt any of our employees have done this.
      I will leave a note for everyone to see but you still have not sent me any Information on the spammers.

      I apologize for this though, There was no need to publicly post it.

      November 19, 2011 @ 11:25 am | Reply
  11. Ben:

    Site’s gone? DEAD POOL?

    February 14, 2012 @ 1:10 am | Reply
  12. Ben:

    Was down for like 30 mins..

    February 14, 2012 @ 1:58 am | Reply
  13. Ben:

    Performing Remote Check: Array ( [licensekey] => Leased-0ba448fbc3b04106d43b [domain] => my.easevps.com [ip] => 174.120.62.88 [dir] => /home/caravan/public_html/easevps.com/my )
    Raw Remote Response: Active LicenseCube 2 Monthly Lease 2011-11-24 0000-00-00 Free Account my.easevps.com,www.my.easevps.com 174.120.62.88 /home/caravan/public_html/easevps.com/my Reseller=LicenseCube f7be7824a2831763fb7ae99d8ede39a8 5.0.3
    Remote Check Completed

    Why are you hosting your billing panel with a caravan site? are you a gypo?

    February 14, 2012 @ 2:02 am | Reply
  14. Michael Gibson:

    Easevps/Jacob = Soon to Be Deadpool. I currently have about 200 vps’s through about 125 providers…..(providers if you don’t see me in your client list please reply with your company info, always looking for more). I can honestly say this is the worst server stability and the worst customer service I have ever seen. To start I originally had 3 servers with Jacob, then one day one of my servers just went away??? No email, no explanation no nothing. So I have 2 now and I send a ticket in only to get Jacob claiming we don’t cancel servers? No regard to the records he can see and the previous emails with server credentials or payments that all show I should have 3 vps servers (GREAT WORK JACOB). So now I just have to accept that I have 2 servers I guess…..case closed. So one day (like 3 days later) my 2 servers are unreachable and again I send in a ticket. The response: Jacob could not see any problems….everything looks good….must be on my end I guess right. So then about a day later I get server set up details from Easevps…..like I just ordered new servers….only I didn’t. Here comes my 2 servers I complained about yesterday that looked fine according to Jacob. Both servers in the same DC and both on the same subnet (not impressed at all) about 4 tickets later instead of changing my IPs to what I needed (different subnets) I am forced to cancel the duplicate subnet server. IF YOU DON’T WANT CUSTOMERS SIMPLY TAKE DOWN YOUR SITE BECAUSE I AM GETTING VERY UPSET WITH YOUR BS AND CHILDISH TACTICS!

    P.S. FYI the reason you have soooo many DDOS attacks is because you piss off soooo many customers, providers and competition……they get a vps so they can find your newest IP range and they blast the hell out of it…….treat people right and the attacks will go away. Currently I want a refund for the last month of no service but Jacob claims no. I suggest to all that if you are having issues and he is unwilling to fix it or refund please send your complaints to his payment processing company (2co)….they do not like chargebacks and they should know how Jacob operates (chargebacks come with a $25 fee to the merchant so even if for some reason you loose Jacob does too……I am going to charge back my payment now and send a full report and copies of all correspondences now. Cheers Jacob! :-)

    November 12, 2012 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
    • DanielM:

      To be fair, he is a child a 15 year old one.

      His Name is Jacob Robinson.

      November 13, 2012 @ 11:42 am | Reply
  15. Michael Gibson:

    Thanks Dan….now I feel like I was too hard on him (child abuse). Anyway Jacob gave me a credit for 1 month of service to make up for downtime, disappearing servers, crappy customer service….etc. So make me proud Jacob and keep my stuff up with no changes being made without advance notice and we will be good.

    November 13, 2012 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
    • Atleast you have a sense of humour. I must admit i did chuckle at that.

      Michael. I did phone up 2CO just to see the position on the chargebacks, and it took her a while to scroll through around 50 transactions, with several different providers.

      She advised that I refund the $10 transactions, since it is not worth it. But it is your decission, I have already recreated your VPS and issued a credit yesterday. Let me know if you need anything else.

      November 13, 2012 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
  16. Michael Gibson:

    Glad we all can have a laugh…..and to you Jacob I will sincerely apologize and commend your services if you provide the service I request. Off we go to the next chapter….

    November 14, 2012 @ 2:52 am | Reply

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