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Eleven2 - $6.25 512MB Xen VPS in Phoenix

Eleven2 Robert from Eleven 2 emailed me about their 50% off life time discount promotion for their “Cloud Servers”, i.e. OnApp based Xen VPS that’s “Socially Cool” (as stated on their website, “it sometimes attracts the ladies”). Promo code is cs10050off, and the plan starts at $6.25/month which comes with

  • 512MB memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/OnApp

Servers with PhoenixNAP in Phoenix AZ. From it’s About page, Eleven 2 was founded in 2003, with head quarter in Houston TX, and they “never sleep” (which might not always be a good thing when they deal with your support issues :). It’s an established company so you should be able to find their reviews all over the place.

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  1. Really good price for the cloud server if it “real” cloud, no? Although there are lots of definitions on “cloud” though :)

    July 12, 2011 @ 12:08 am | Reply
    • There is no real cloud other then fluffy white things in the sky

      July 12, 2011 @ 3:41 am | Reply
    • That’s why I put their cloud servers inside a double quote. We all know it’s just Xen with OnApp, but I guess the business is free to call their product whatever they want.

      July 12, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply
      • I had an idea of calling new VPS plans, “Pay Extra and get Nothing More but a nice word VPSs”, but the marketing gimick would never catch on.

        July 12, 2011 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
  2. Sonic:

    when will this offer expired :D

    July 12, 2011 @ 12:19 am | Reply
    • It already did. We sold a few hundred at this discount and stopped then to catch up :)

      July 28, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  3. The test IP?
    Ethernet port ?

    July 12, 2011 @ 1:00 am | Reply
  4. Steve:

    “Hey baby! I have a cloud server ;)”

    July 12, 2011 @ 1:19 am | Reply
  5. Really good price :D

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:01 am | Reply
  6. [root@112 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k oflag=dsync
    4096+0 records in
    4096+0 records out
    268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 2.05031 seconds, 131 MB/s

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:21 am | Reply
  7. Should there be another “)” behind the “:)” in your post? ;p

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:22 am | Reply
    • rm:

      “Is that an OCD in your pocket or you are just glad to see me?” :D

      July 12, 2011 @ 3:51 am | Reply
  8. hmm..mixed review about them.

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  9. circus:

    uhh.. their blog is unrelated to their services, SEO obsess much..

    July 12, 2011 @ 3:23 am | Reply
  10. flyah:

    My review when I was still a noob in web hosting world.


    Beware of Rodney Giles, he’s a crazy man.

    July 12, 2011 @ 8:35 am | Reply
    • dpflap:

      seems this guy is a real muppet:

      eleven2rodney: (12:12:01 PM) we are
      eleven2rodney: (12:12:06 PM) what is your phone number fool
      eleven2rodney: (12:12:07 PM) or skype
      eleven2rodney: (12:12:12 PM) download skype
      eleven2rodney: (12:12:14 PM) get on that right now
      seoulfm: (12:12:22 PM) and that is the server + kvmip.
      eleven2rodney: (12:12:33 PM) get on skype fool
      seoulfm: (12:12:39 PM) don't you dare call me a fool mister.
      eleven2rodney: (12:12:49 PM) get on skype
      seoulfm: (12:13:21 PM) you are a CEO. why not act like a professional?
      July 12, 2011 @ 11:04 am | Reply
      • Tom:

        It would be the last hosting on earth i’d buy from if this chat log is real.
        Calling a client fool? How pathetic and low can you get?

        July 12, 2011 @ 11:28 am | Reply
      • After read this (& the whole in wht) im going to pass :)

        July 12, 2011 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
    • Wow. Thanks for sharing the link. That was pretty full on from the chat log.

      July 12, 2011 @ 11:09 am | Reply
    • Adam:

      His twitter account: http://twitter.com/rodneygiles

      July 12, 2011 @ 11:51 am | Reply
      • Adam:

        He have plenty of shared hosting customers. Cloud hosting is just an addition so they make no loss anytime.

        July 12, 2011 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
      • flyah:

        “I do hope his company would go bankrupt soon.”

        am still hoping!

        Well, after a few months, when my site reached my 20thou twitter follower, he emailed back offering a VPS. I refused and ignored that fool.

        I’m now happy with Ubiquityhosting, Volumedrive, Wholesaleinternet and 100tb for dedicated and BuyVM and Quickweb for VPS :)

        July 12, 2011 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
        • You are from Manila and you run a KPop streaming site? Impressive :) I wish I know Korean to listen to it.

          July 12, 2011 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
        • I like seoulfm. :)

          Now I kind of missing that cool flash video (i.e. the one that shows seoul city with cars/buses on the road)…

          July 12, 2011 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
        • flyah:

          @LEA, I’m not korean but I like the songs, so, I made a radio. :)

          @elohkCalb, Yes, it was our first layout! :) Thanks

          July 13, 2011 @ 3:46 am | Reply
        • ab:

          a full page flash video with html overlaid on top seems like something that wouldn’t be too easy on the processor…

          July 13, 2011 @ 3:57 am | Reply
        • flyah:

          The vid was pulled from youtube

          July 13, 2011 @ 5:41 am | Reply
        • Sorry but it won’t be going bankrupt anytime. Sorry you cannot move on here. I wish you the best Fiyah! No hard feelings here at all from me.

          July 28, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
    • Mike Hat:

      “seoulfm: (12:10:23 PM) Wait a second. I will ask my lawyer who happens to be my father to discuss this issue. I will email you his phone number in a short while.”

      LOL. Rodney did come off as a douche, but the legal threat really was pathetic at best.

      July 12, 2011 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
      • flyah:

        It wasn’t a threat lol.

        July 13, 2011 @ 1:38 am | Reply
        • Mike Hat:

          Whatever it was, it was not well received. “I’m gonna call daddy!” Come on!

          July 13, 2011 @ 5:45 am | Reply
        • flyah:

          that’s what I meant since I was 17 back then.

          July 13, 2011 @ 10:48 am | Reply
    • Again, sorry about the issues we had and hope you accept my sincerest apologies that I have directly communicated with you.
      No hard feelings! Hope things are well at your radio station!

      July 28, 2011 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
  11. Rg:

    So far, great speed. :)

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply
    • Rg:

      BUT, be warned! They don’t offer free DNS / nameservers for the cloud servers your about to order. You’d have to get an additional IP (costs $2 each per month) for you to have your domains added onto your servers.

      IDK about you but I’ve tried some of the VPS providers around LEB, and they do offer it, quite disappointing.

      July 12, 2011 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
      • @Rg: Why don’t you use third-party for DNS delegation? HE.Net has a pretty good DNS service for free…

        July 12, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
        • Rg:

          I emailed them again, they seemed to fix the issue. They gave nameservers which I could use. :) I prefer the hosters DNS that’s why I opted to use it rather than my registrar’s DNS/nameserver free option..

          Though something disappoints me regarding their service.. It’s the support. I’m quite new to their hosting environment and even their control panel is custom made. I’ve opened a support ticket but then they haven’t answered yet in the past 12 hours or so. Quite disappointing when all I asked are datacenter locations so I can ask for transfer as the ping time ranges around 300ms – 400ms from my place

          July 13, 2011 @ 9:44 am | Reply
      • o_O Almost nobody offers DNS….

        July 12, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
  12. From the WHT, seems like they got so many customer for the reseller offer.
    I were once want to try them, but someway i’m scared with their TOS, but I forgot what’s the part, so decide not to have any relation with them.

    July 12, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  13. Bazza:

    I have a whm/cpanel reseller account with them on their UK server. Ordered a static IP 11 days ago. Still waiting. Had to chase them up as they didn’t update the ticket. Promises of ‘next 48 hrs’ ‘next 24 hrs’ nothing materialises. Online reviews seem mixed, from the insanely happy to the thoroughly pissed off

    July 12, 2011 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
    • Our UK provider (100TB) was out of IPs. We have finally got them in as they were awaiting RIPE to get a direct allocation.

      We are fine on the US side for IPs for quite some time, but are going to be tight in the UK for a while till we have IPv6 fully implemented.

      Sorry there was not much we could do there to speed things up while waiting on our upstream provider.

      July 28, 2011 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  14. I remember watching a video on Youtube of Rodney – It was a few days or w.e after the explosion at the The Planet data centre. Rodney/Eleven2 had servers there. It was him and possibly a friend driving round in a BMW – and trying to get video footage of the explosion or the DC. He then drives away in his BMW at speed when they’re spotted by security.

    Really not the kind of person to put your website with.

    July 12, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
    • Just simply trying to get some facts when ThePlanet was not being transparent about their outage. We had a few monitoring servers with them and they could not update us with anything. Our offices were about 5 min from ThePlanet at the time.

      July 28, 2011 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
      • Ville:

        lol, Is the video still available to watch?

        August 1, 2011 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
        • I would have to find it somewhere on one of my drives.
          It was a few years ago doing the explosion at ThePlanet.

          August 1, 2011 @ 6:42 pm | Reply
        • Ville:

          Yeah I have a funny feeling I may of seen it before. I disagree with Ixape I think Rodney was just making the best out of a bad situation and having a bit of fun.
          I see this one is still up ;P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDI7zjQtGQI

          August 1, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
        • I totally forgot about that! Good ole Carmen!

          August 1, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
        • Ville:

          How did you get her to do that? Money talks right?

          August 1, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
        • Charm and good looks. Charm and good looks!

          August 1, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
        • Ville:

          I’ll await the other video ;p

          August 1, 2011 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
  15. Also – Can someone link me to a website with information on this ‘OneApp Xen’ platform?

    July 12, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
  16. Just FYI for you guys (I tried this when they had their 1 cent offer). You don’t get access to OnApp at all. They give you access to the hostbill OnApp integration module.

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:36 am | Reply
    • Did they state any reason for that? I’m curious myself since I don’t think there is much of a difference between the integration module and OnApp control panel itself.


      July 18, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
      • Currently there are no features not available in our VIP control panel that are available in Onapp, thus there is no reason for the Onapp panel.

        July 28, 2011 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  17. Rg:

    Did not expect myself cancelling a subscription with them not even 24 hours after I bought the server because of the offer here. Their site is not cool, but not their service. You can see the post here, or here.

    I’ve also emailed their CEO, tech support and billing.. It seems like the CEO handled the support tickets for me (be it for billing and tech support, guy name Rodney Giles)

    July 13, 2011 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
    • Rg:

      Sorry, I meant: their site is cool, but not their service & support.

      July 13, 2011 @ 12:27 pm | Reply
    • Loopinini:

      So that sounds like a one-man web hosting operation. I guess that’s why the guy never sleeps.

      July 16, 2011 @ 5:10 am | Reply
      • I hope not! :(

        July 17, 2011 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
      • We are not a one man shop at all. We have almost 50 folks now.
        When we launched this promo here, we had a huge influx of signups, thus I was helping quite a bit here.

        July 28, 2011 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
  18. Ang:

    I’m drooling myself over the offer then comes the WHT thread :|


    “I do apologize about calling you a fool.” – So he really did say it eh.

    Pass , not in a million years I would do a business with these guys.

    July 17, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
    • That’s horrible. That is the first time I’ve ever seen a CEO of such an established company call a client “a fool.”


      July 18, 2011 @ 2:44 am | Reply
    • I do not recall all the facts in this communication with this customer, but I know there was some issues on our end we do admit to and some miscommunication with the client. Any and all of these issues have been fully resolved and our team is about 5x the size as it was back at that time. Our team is simply the best now and have learned quite a bit since those days.

      If anyone has any questions regarding anything with our services, please feel free to contact me directly anytime at rodney@eleven2.com


      July 28, 2011 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  19. CineDOG:

    cs10050off promo code not working.

    July 17, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
    • We did sell out of this special. We may be reintroducing it at a later date.

      July 28, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
  20. florin:

    you are all mistaking, the CEO is not crazy, he is an artist! he is talking to people like that because they do not appreciate his artwork. the problem is he should have stuck with his art.

    July 23, 2011 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

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