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EdgeVPS – $6 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Asheville

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 2, 2011 @ 8:44 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated September 2011 — EdgeVPS has been sold to “Thunder Cloud Games”.

EdgeVPS Travis from EdgeVPS sent me this offer to have $4 off recurring discount on their “Student” package, when you use the promocode LEBspeical2011. It comes down to $6/month, and you get

  • 512MB guaranteed/728MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Domain was registered only 2 weeks ago with WHOIS info hidden. Servers are hosted on a box at Netriplex in Asheville NC, and “it is a SAS 70 type II certified Datacenter” according to Travis. Yes that’s the same Travis Waye from HostLadder, where it’s currently “undergoing a major overhaul” (i.e. meet us at Dead Pool April 2011!) Would his new VPS hosting venture be better? We’ll see.

I understand that some regular readers here would have probably started to complain “why is LowEndAdmin posting this crap”, especially I am knowingly posting offers from questionable providers. LowEndBox has always been my personal research on those low end VPS providers and sorry I sometimes do take diversity over only offers from trusted providers. Someone might also been doing research on this very shop, or even been testing them out (like this guy here) — so hopefully the discussions here would surface on the radar of other spectators. I am also the kind of guy who usually gives benefit of doubt — to some extend at least.

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12 Comments

  1. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    Travis sold HostLadder.

    May 2, 2011 @ 8:50 am | Reply
    • From the WHOIS change logs — yes a few days ago. Consider he has sent me requests to include his latest HostLadder offers just a few weeks prior, I do wonder how many of you guys have just been

      1. Get mentioned on LowEndBox.com
      2. Pump up the number of customers
      3. Sell the “company”
      4. Profit!
      5. Rinse and repeat

      May 2, 2011 @ 9:08 am | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        Ah.

        I recently sold my Minecraft Host (and the VPS devision within it due to the server mix), not that I didn’t want to run it, its just that its much more time consuming then doing VPSs (and it can’t be easily automated) due to the amount of people that buy that have no idea what to do. Plus I coded my own panel from scratch in a matter of days (although over 500 servers now use it).

        May 2, 2011 @ 9:18 am | Reply
        • IMHO that would be a better strategy than slapping SolusVM on dedicated servers and try to compete on price on selling low end VPS, if you are thinking business wise. You have already done half the job — a control panel for Minecraft servers. Just need more code to automate all the deployment stuff — maybe not easily, but if you get that done it would be one advantage against the competitors.

          May 2, 2011 @ 9:45 am | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          When you put each Minecraft Server in its own VPS, its not as easy to automate.

          May 2, 2011 @ 9:55 am | Reply
      • Jason:

        You got it lea ! :p But in all seriousness, LEB is a builder of many budget hosts and will always continue to build them, some exploit that.

        May 2, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply
        • evTravis:

          Yup, we are just starting out, but who knows we might be the next BuyVM, we are working hard to have great hardware in place to run everyones vps’s, also we are adding no-restart updates to our systems, no more need to worry about Kernal updates :)

          Thanks again for all of the support.

          May 3, 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
      • The “problem” with that is many legit providers won’t look at buying a company unless it has been around for a bit, say at least 6-12 months and can prove it’s sustainable. I know I get emails from companies who have only been around for 2-3 months and swear that they’re showing a profit. Sure they are…

        May 2, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
  2. Yeah, I sold HostLadder, the people that play minecraft do not understand how to even use web based control panels, so I have gone a different route, this site is clean, custom designed, and has a bunch of money behind it and will never have resold items like Host Ladder did, this shall be a great run for it :)

    Also we have no USA clients yet, so whoever wants the $25 itunes card, most likely if you are in the United States you can get it.

    May 2, 2011 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
    • $1 for the first month of the student plan: 1dollarfirstmonth
      We are looking for some more testers so to get your first month of the student plan for only a dollar use that code.
      Limited to 3 people :)

      May 2, 2011 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
  3. Dekken:

    4 cores of:

    processor       : 3
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 15
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU            5130  @ 2.00GHz
    stepping        : 6
    cpu MHz         : 1995.020
    cache size      : 4096 KB
    
    2011-05-03 06:59:26 (11.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    The I/O is meh..

    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, 40.1811 s, 26.7 MB/s
    
    May 3, 2011 @ 9:10 am | Reply
    • evTravis:

      Thanks for the signup, we are looking into the I/O on that machine to see what we can do to improve it, I am happy that you like your vps. We hope to have you with us for months to come.

      May 3, 2011 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

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