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eNetSouth - $22/Year 160MB OpenVZ VPS in Birmingham

Updated December 2011 — Both eNetSouth.com and eNSCloud.com stopped resolving since 11 November 2011. It has been confirmed that Brandon has done a runner.

eNetSouth Brandon from eNetSouth had survived a tornado, moved their Alabama servers to a new location (HiWAAY in Birmingham), and is back offering more deals! Here is one yearly OpenVZ offer for $22/year (Direct sign up link).

  • 160MB memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Instant activation if passed fraud test and made the payment. Co-lo servers. Test IP: Birmingham has pretty good South America connectivity according to Brandon.

eNetSouth is also now offering OpenVZ VPS in both San Jose CA (with 8×8) and Chicago IL (with ColoCrossing). $7/month gives you

  • 768MB memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 1500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Direct order link for Chicago IL or San Jose. Finally, eNetSouth Cloud is also offering a special new VMWare package in Dallas TX. For $6.95/month you get

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1500GB/month data transfer
  • VMWare

Sign up link for this one. Servers with ColoCrossing in Dallas TX (test IP: Do note that VMWare purchases don’t get instant activation, as accounts need to be manually setup.

Updated disclaimer: eNetSouth Cloud hosts one of my sites, LowEndTalk, yada yada yada.

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  1. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    Might wanna mention it’s Birmingham US, otherwise people may confuse it Birmingham in the UK.

    May 13, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
    • Birmingham, Alabama actually. We have a few of them.

      May 13, 2011 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      Yeah, I was happy to see a cheap UK offer of eNetSouth, however I found out it’s not that Birmingham I was thought of :S

      May 13, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  2. Andy:

    Just bought one of these to try out, At less than £14 for 1 year figured what the hell.
    Setup was instant although I never got any welcome emails, just paypal receipts, the automated setup did not seem to cope with my paranoid password, so could not login via ssh until I reset it through the control panel.

    Server performance seems ok.
    Control panel says located in Chicago not Alabama though (not that that makes any difference to me).

    ~# wget http://atlanta1.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin
    --2011-05-13 18:27:31--  http://atlanta1.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin
    Resolving atlanta1.linode.com...
    Connecting to atlanta1.linode.com||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100MB-atlanta.bin'
    100%[=================================>] 104,857,600 9.09M/s   in 12s     
    2011-05-13 18:27:43 (8.44 MB/s) - `100MB-atlanta.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]
    May 13, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  3. I’ve use enscloud’s vps before and I‘m impressed with his vmware offers and the great performance,



    May 13, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  4. Quang Le:

    congrat brandon opening new datacenter,

    how about my vps at, it was dead a month without getting back data or refund, even a replying of support ticket.

    May 13, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  5. PenguinTux:

    Where is the disclaimer that lowendtlak is hosted with them?

    May 13, 2011 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
  6. SwordfishBE:

    TUN/TAP support?
    No Burst?

    Just a few questions that popped into my head.

    May 13, 2011 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      Burst to 256MB ram.
      TUN/TAP enabled on request.
      Just answered my own questions :p

      I ordered one, because I was looking for a cheap Chicago based vps (very good connectivity to europe).
      I did have to wait a few hours before I got an answer on my first email, I think this had to do with the timezone difference.
      However, the following emails where answered within a few minutes.
      I’m satisfied with what I get for only 22$

      The tests:

      ~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
      processor       : 0
      vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
      cpu family      : 6
      model           : 15
      model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU           @ 2.40GHz
      stepping        : 7
      cpu MHz         : 2400.084
      cache size      : 4096 KB
      physical id     : 0
      siblings        : 4
      core id         : 0
      cpu cores       : 4
      apicid          : 0
      fpu             : yes
      fpu_exception   : yes
      cpuid level     : 10
      wp              : yes
      flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
      bogomips        : 4800.16
      clflush size    : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:
      ~# 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, 33.7814 s, 31.8 MB/s
      ~# vzfree
                   Total     Used     Free
      Kernel:   2048.00M    2.55M 2045.45M
      Allocate:  256.00M   94.65M  161.35M (160M Guaranteed)
      Commit:    160.00M   30.35M  129.65M (29.4% of Allocated)
      Swap:                 0.00M          (0.0% of Committed)
      ~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-05-14 22:38:57--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test'
      100%[===================================>] 104,857,600 11.2M/s   in 9.9s    
      2011-05-14 22:39:07 (10.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      May 14, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
  7. Steve:

    Great to see Brandon come back to post more offers! As usual, I have nothing but good things to say about eNetSouth. My VMWare VPS has been rock solid, and if any problems arise Brandon is straight on-the-ball. Out of all my VPSs, this is the only one I’d trust with mission critical applications.

    May 13, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
    • Richard Luther:

      I have had a vmware vps with ENS in San Jose for about 6 months now and have had decent uptime (it has only been down once for a few hours when they had a catastrophic simultaneous failure of several servers at their data center, and they brought replacement servers online more quickly than I would have thought possible) and excellent, consistent performance. I would agree with Steve that this is the only vps I use that I really trust.

      Brandon has also been very pleasant to deal with for customizing the vps to my needs, you just have to recognize that vmware support is probably not going to be as quick as what we have all gotten used to with openvz providers and exercise a little patience.

      May 13, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  8. innya:

    I believe eNetsouth has been offering share hosting from Alabama. So, it is expending to VPS.
    Also, Brandon offers vmware which some likes and some doesn’t.
    I have not a lot to complain about my vmware account ( since Aug,6,2010)with enscloud at chicago colo crossing.

    May 13, 2011 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  9. Steve:


    Forgot the signup link for the VMWare package?

    May 13, 2011 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
  10. Vicky:

    I see your mind has changed drastically very soon :-)


    I knew it will as its just not possible for those providers to stay away from WHT and LEB who build their business around them.

    May 14, 2011 @ 3:31 am | Reply
  11. The test IP looks like not in Dallas, TX ( as posted here. Below are ping and traceroute: –

    root@server:~ # ping -c4
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=54 time=214 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=212 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=213 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=54 time=213 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3001ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 212.678/213.615/214.000/0.633 ms, pipe 2
    root@server:~ # traceroute
    traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
     1  filtered
     2  filtered
     3  paix.he.net (  213.048 ms  222.214 ms  220.846 ms
     4  10gigabitethernet3-4.core1.sjc1.he.net (  213.964 ms  223.069 ms  218.483 ms
     5  energy-group-networks-llc.10gigabitethernet1-3.core1.sjc1.he.net (  213.543 ms  221.749 ms  213.245 ms
     6 (  213.578 ms  213.726 ms  213.317 ms
     7 (  213.749 ms  212.321 ms  212.726 ms
    May 14, 2011 @ 4:56 am | Reply
    • ab:


      I think it’s sj

      May 14, 2011 @ 4:58 am | Reply
  12. I have had a few people that signed up that commented on the 4ms latency to Atlanta and the ~100ms latency to the UK on our Birmingham, AL nodes. So I have made the 1GB OpenVZ server in Birmingham, AL and San Jose, CA available for $7.00/mo!

    I made this deal available for some and I wanted to offer it to everyone if wanted to be fair to everyone.

    If you have already picked a 768MB @ 7.00 — open a ticket and I will upgrade it at those locations as well. The 160MB @ 22.00 year is still available in Birmingham of course. We still have several class C’s of IP’s out of there.

    Birmingham, AL 1GB link:

    San Jose, CA 1GB link:

    I may have told LEA the wrong test IP’s so to be certain here they are:

    Birmingham, AL:

    Sam Jose, CA:

    Dallas, TX:


    May 15, 2011 @ 5:53 am | Reply
    • Probably a stupid question but hey ….
      The 1gb you’re refering to, is that the “link” speed or the actual memory?
      My guess is the memory but ….

      May 15, 2011 @ 10:06 am | Reply
    • Hi,Brandon, what’s package eVZ1024 burstable ram? have you Dalas data center? many thanks

      May 15, 2011 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  13. BTW do you offer native ipv6 in any of the locations?

    May 15, 2011 @ 10:07 am | Reply
  14. @dirk:

    1GB in this context is being used to describe the RAM available to the customer.

    In terms of bandwidth – all of our San Jose servers (OpenVZ and VMware) are gigabit. Dallas and Alabama are 100Mbit.

    At this time we do not have any IPv6 connectivity. I know the locations we host out of are working on IPv6 deployments.


    May 15, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
    • Could I use 999M ram all the time? :-p

      May 15, 2011 @ 11:47 pm | Reply
      • Sure — If you buy a GB you get a GB.

        We have enough without having to oversell. The OpenVZ servers in Birmingham are quad proc/quad core @ 32GB RAM each. They are owned by us. We have many of them racked up (no joke) and and they are no where near being sold. Storage is 8 drive RAID 10 using real enterprise grade LSI storage adapters.

        In San Jose the OpenVZ nodes are a mix of colo and dedicated all with the same datacenter we have been with since October of last year. They are dual proc quad core servers with a mix between 16GB and 32GB. We use Adaptec adapters there in RAID 10 configurations as well.

        Maybe someone in here who has picked up a Birmingham and/or San Jose VPS will post some DD and Unixbench results.


        May 16, 2011 @ 4:08 am | Reply
  15. @DoLoop

    We only have VMware and HyperV in Dallas. We have OpenVZ in Chicago, IL as well though.


    May 16, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
    • Adrian:

      Hi Brandon,

      Can you please check my VPS. Ive been emailing you since last month and I never got a single reply. My two vps are offline since last month, before the incident in your place. I also sent an email using my other email address in case my other email is blocked and I still did not get a reply.


      May 16, 2011 @ 9:21 am | Reply
      • Hi Adrian – I replied to the email you sent Friday to my personal enetsouth account. The support email was responded to that you raised this morning around 4:30. I even sent a email to you from my personal gmail account around 4:45 this AM. Check your spam/trash folders. We have been trying to communicate back for a couple of weeks now.


        May 16, 2011 @ 12:52 pm | Reply
        • Hm, I bought 1gb server yesterday, I have to say, it is fantastic, after all theese 10 mbit VPSs, this is for me something really “special” /speed, loading time/, but I would like to say, that I never recieved welcome mail, with logins, server info and so on. I also recommended your hosting company to my friend who never recieved welcome email, he also wanted to buy extra IPs but no answer. Sorry for posting this here, but I experienced hosting company who refused to sign up with free emails and required whatever@domain,com email, through sign up process.

          May 16, 2011 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
  16. Alex:

    Is it possible to purchase additional bandwidth for the $22/year plan? How much does it cost per GB?

    May 16, 2011 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
    • Depending on how much more you need I will work something out to bump the monthly bandwidth for you or anyone else who needs it.

      Open a ticket in WHMCS or email me brandonc [at] enetsouth.com

      May 17, 2011 @ 5:18 am | Reply
      • Alex:

        I sent an email to you yesterday (18th). I hope you received it ok.

        May 19, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
  17. @pofo

    I’m pleased to hear that you enjoy the server. About the emails.. for whatever reason the PHP mailer used by WHMCS will refuse to send email. It’s random with the failure — It will do it sometimes and sometimes it fails. It does appear that it is now failing more than it is actually working. So the plan in the morning is to change the mailer to SMTP and hopefully that will take care of the mailout issue. In regards to your friend; if I have the right person he opened a ticket yesterday requesting 3 additional IP’s. I answered the ticket in WHMCS yesterday around 3:30 PM CDT. Tell him to login and look in the ticket when he gets time.

    Thank you!

    May 17, 2011 @ 5:16 am | Reply
    • Adrian:


      So when are you going to check my servers? You did replied to my email yesterday but only to ask me if I also received your emails. I cant use my servers for over 20+ days now. Kindly please do check on my servers. Thank you

      May 17, 2011 @ 6:13 am | Reply
  18. Andy:

    Does San Jose still have VMware available at this time?
    I need a San Jose VPS.

    May 18, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
  19. Jared:

    Just added your $22/yr server into my portfolio. I love these little LEBs.

    May 18, 2011 @ 4:14 am | Reply
  20. fanovpn:

    Any chance of an Arch Linux image on the OpenVZ offering?

    I know there’s sometimes more templates available in SolusVM than are listed in the cart… is that the case here?

    May 18, 2011 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
  21. @fanofvpn

    Tell me exactly what you want. If I can build a template for it I will. Then if you decide you want to try it then OK.. If not — learning experience for me. :)

    @Alex – I got your email and as soon as I get some of the requests outstanding closed out I will take care of you on the upgrade.


    May 19, 2011 @ 5:13 am | Reply
  22. Only good things. They did have some hickups but in chicage and i had like 60 days average uptime for about a year now. They send emails about any problem even if it doesnt affect you, this is something many ppl dont do to hide the problems.
    I give a 9 out of 10 to them, keep it up ! Once you have been with them, the others look bad.

    May 21, 2011 @ 11:59 am | Reply
    • Mao, thank you for the good words. Indeed last month (April) was not our finest month but we turned it around and moved forward. Here is to another year! :)

      May 21, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  23. Adrian:


    You are not replying again. My two vps has been down for a month now. Please let me know if you still have any intention in fixing this so I can cancel my paypal subscription. Your service is really good that’s why I still waited for over a month.

    May 21, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
    • I’m here — just slammed. It’s 1:12 PM here now. I will have them to you by 3:00 PM.. Just shy of 2 hours..


      May 21, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
    • OK I’m done. I’m emailing you the info now and I refunded your paypal sub’s from earlier in the week for these two. This next service month is on the house because of the troubles. :)


      May 21, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
      • Adrian:

        I already got the refund, But still waiting for info in my email. Can I create a new account in your WHMCS so I can create a ticket so you can just post the details there?

        May 21, 2011 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
        • I’m going to send you a email from support (ens) and see if you get it at your yahoo account. I’m doing it right now so check your spam folder.

          May 21, 2011 @ 8:26 pm | Reply
        • Adrian:

          I got your test mail :)

          May 21, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
  24. Details sent! Make sure you can login to those OK.

    May 21, 2011 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
  25. For the ones asking (had a couple of requests) — Arch Linux 32 and 64 bit templates are available now at all three locations.

    May 21, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  26. Carl:

    I Would not recommend this, I submit a ticket it take 4 days still no answer, until now.

    May 23, 2011 @ 1:20 am | Reply
    • I would like to know what calender you are running on because we have not left anything open for 4 days without a answer.

      May 23, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  27. I would vouch for Brandon, my ticket got responded in less a day. (23 may aswell)
    And the VPS is good in terms of IO and network.

    May 23, 2011 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  28. I ordered a VPS from San Jose and I have to say I am very happy so far. I also had issues receiving the welcome email but all of the login details needed are in the WHMCS client side login.

    I asked a sales question and it was answered quickly and I look forward to a long term relationship with eNetSouth!

    May 24, 2011 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
  29. Per customer requests I have added some new templates. Ubuntu 11.04, Slackware Linux and Gentoo are available.

    Also, the promotion for $7.00 1GB in San Jose, CA / Chicago will be ending Friday night so if you want one get them before they are gone.


    May 26, 2011 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      You mean 768MB?

      May 26, 2011 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
      • Scroll up a bit .. There is a link I posted for a 1GB box for 7.00/mo. I’m pulling the stock around in less than 11 hours. Have room for 9 in San Jose and 14 in Chicago.


        May 27, 2011 @ 6:14 am | Reply
        • vedran:

          Sorry, missed that one.
          Here’s the link if anyone else is looking for it: http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/enetsouth-22year-160mb-openvz-vps-in-birmingham/#comment-31711

          May 27, 2011 @ 7:11 am | Reply
        • vedran:

          Sorry, missed that one.
          Found it and got one. Looks good and responsive

          # 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, 6.85963 seconds, 157 MB/s
          # wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          --11:38:05--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
          Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
          Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
          Saving to: `100mb.test'
          100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 36.2M/s   in 2.8s
          11:38:08 (36.2 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

          No welcome email tho.

          May 27, 2011 @ 7:45 am | Reply
  30. Bee Ohm:

    pls enable tuntap on my vps, its been 2 days ive requested. still nothing. pls help

    transaction id: 4LR70566CM212474R

    pls reply

    May 27, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply
  31. Chill:

    Could i get this deal @ 22.00 year in San Jose?
    I need a San Jose VPS.

    May 28, 2011 @ 7:51 am | Reply
  32. Bee Ohm:

    brandon, pls give me the link of my vzpanel. together with login and pass .

    May 30, 2011 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
    • fanovpn:

      Not sure if the SolusVM panel is what you’re looking for, but since I had problems finding it when I first signed up:

      Automated emails seem to be broken at enetsouth. Nothing was sent, no account creation email, no welcome email, no bill, no receipt, no VPS setup info, not even to my spam folder, nothing is even listed in WHMCS’s “My Emails” tab. But I think my server was actually activated instantly after payment, even though it took a few hours for me to realize it.

      You’ll find the IP of your server under “My Services”->Click the “Product Details” icon next to your server. It will list the IP and other info, and then under the reboot/shutdown/boot buttons are “Login details” which is your SolusVM login.

      There’s no link there, but the front page of enetsouth.com has links in the top-right to both whmcs (“Client Area”), and the SolusVM panel (“Manage VPS”).

      I’m pleased with my evz1024 in San Jose so far. Haven’t done much with it yet, haven’t been monitoring uptime or watching for performance spikes, but from what I’ve seen it has well above average performance for this price-point. 150MB/s for the usual 1.1GB dd fdatasync test, 44MB/s for cachefly downloads. CPU feels fast too.

      May 30, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
      • Thank you for posting this to him. Very helpful.

        Also, your right about the emails coming out of WHCMS. Sometimes they work and sometimes they fail. I changed from PHPmail to straight SMTP and it did not help it. Which it would not because its not even attempting to try. I need to get some help from them so I will open a ticket in the morning.


        May 30, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
    • Sent you a email. Reply back to that when you can. (I need to know that information so I can look you up)

      I’m traveling today but I will but I will be back in town tonight.


      May 30, 2011 @ 4:29 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for the email. I just followed up with your information that you needed.


      May 31, 2011 @ 6:13 am | Reply
  33. @DrMike, LEA:

    Thank you *very* much for the heads up. I will get this worked out tomorrow as well. We got the IP’s out of Birmingham in class C blocks so that will be easy for them to get updated. And about their captcha: yes, it sucks. Took me 3 times to get it right then I got throttled. *gasp*

    And just to offer a little clarification we only moved our Southeast USA servers there from the storm. All of our other locations like Chicago, San Jose and Dallas will stay there and only there. I learned the hard way that not all DC’s are created equal. :)


    May 31, 2011 @ 6:07 am | Reply
  34. Just want to say that they service is GREAT!

    Just moved my VPS to theirs after simplerack.net got down, and the VoIP service that I run is many times better.

    BTW, my clients are all from Brazil.

    May 31, 2011 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
  35. nuke:

    trying to contact brandon for ages now regarding my vps that is down for weeks but dont any reply, are u there Brandon? did ens died?

    June 2, 2011 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
    • nuke:

      actually just try to access it but the password doesnt work anymore.. but its up

      June 2, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
      • nuke:

        and my website/ip of the vps goes to a Unsub page” of something.. wth? pls contact me Brandon..

        June 2, 2011 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
        • @Nuke – I need to know who you are so I can help you. email me brandonc [at] enetsouth.com


          June 2, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
  36. nuke:

    ok, just did

    June 2, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
    • nuke:

      did u see it?

      June 4, 2011 @ 7:27 am | Reply
      • nuke:

        and yet days pass and i dont get a response…

        June 6, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  37. Bee Ohm:

    pls enable tuntap bro. check ur email tnx its not enabled

    cat: /dev/net/tun: No such file or directory

    June 6, 2011 @ 11:36 am | Reply
    • Maybe is enabled already… Try creating the tun file:

      mkdir -p /dev/net
      mknod /dev/net/tun c 10 200
      chmod 600 /dev/net/tun
      June 6, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Dallas Willms:

      I’m having the same problem. Ordered this a few days ago and requested TUN/TAP. Was told it was enabled after a day, but it didn’t seem to be. Then opened another ticket, told me it “would be fixed in a few moments”. Tried and it wasn’t fixed, submitted another reply to the ticket and have waited all day today with no response… Hmm…

      June 9, 2011 @ 5:21 am | Reply
  38. feng:

    I have use enscloud’vps before. It it great, have to say I get more than I pay for.
    Just bought the 1GB San Jose VPS, Im very confidence with it.
    Nice job, Brandon.

    June 6, 2011 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
  39. Won me over – 9ms ping from Atlanta, and it’s hard to find good service in the southeast for the low-end set (with Ubuntu available, no less). Thanks Brandon & Brian! Now to set up my custom deb packages and so forth…

    June 9, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Glad your happy Todd. Everything in Birmingham is a direct peer to Sprint in Atlanta, GA. There is also a QWEST OC heading North via Huntsville. Over two years ago when I decided to get back in the ISP business that is why I built services here starting out. My vision was to provide Atlanta connectivity with Alabama rent. Rednecks do it cheaper you know. :)

      Everything was going good till April of 2010 and the Albertville EF4 tornado crushed some dreams. Then as irony would have it a year to the day almost we were impacted by the SE tornado outbreak. I had for the most part given up on doing anything down here because our Chicago and San Jose locations are doing so well. I had already put a small fortune in hardware/bandwidth here but infrastructure is so fragile up north. I worked for HiWaay in 2000 after selling my dialup ISP to them and I was part of the team that helped move in to the Regions Bank (formerly AmSouth) tower in Homewood.

      The place is built like a fortress and all of the fiber and power is underground. Having diesel and natural gas generators is a plus to. So the day after this last outbreak I loaded up our servers and hauled them south. It was not cool almost running out of gas because everyone was sold out or had no power but we made it.

      Over two years later we are finally doing what we set out to do.. Build a enterprise grade DC here. Rumor has it there are some amazing high end dedicated servers that will be for lease in the upcoming 7 to 10 days. Oh and expect some more LEB deals out of here too around the 14th.


      June 10, 2011 @ 3:45 am | Reply
      • Will those new offers have ipv6?

        June 10, 2011 @ 5:27 am | Reply
        • dirk, unfortunately, there is no decent v6 infrastructure in the southeast US yet. My [probably soon-to-be-former] Linode system, and my home network, both tunnel to the Hurricane Electric broker in Ashburn VA, which isn’t terrible in RTT, but not great either. (Their Miami location is closer as the crow flies, but all it does for most routes is hairpin back up to Ashburn.)

          If eNS has a peering with Sprint, that could provide some routes, but it obviously wouldn’t be transit-level (full table). I think this is _mostly_ out of Brandon’s hands for a short while longer, but hang in there.

          June 10, 2011 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
  40. Hi! Any test IP to Chicago? What is the best location for EU connectivity? And, how much CPU you get with the 768/1GB plans?

    PS: Waiting the new offers too

    June 10, 2011 @ 4:10 am | Reply
    • Everything is Chicago is with ColoCrossing (nLayer bandwidth = epic )so you can ping any of our servers there and get results.

      ovz1.enetsouth.com is Chicago OpenVZ.
      vcenter.chi.enscloud.com is Chicago vCenter.

      Birmingham, AL US (OVZ3) has ~100ms to the UK. NS3 is at m247 in Manchester.

      [juggernaut@ovz3 home]# ping ns3.enscloud.com
      PING ns3.enscloud.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=114 time=108 ms
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=114 time=108 ms
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=114 time=108 ms
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=114 time=108 ms
      --- ns3.enscloud.com ping statistics ---
      4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3001ms
      rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 108.208/108.522/108.810/0.422 ms

      OVZ1 is in Chicago, IL.

      [juggernaut@ovz1 ~]# ping ns3.enscloud.com
      PING ns3.enscloud.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=114 time=125 ms
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=114 time=124 ms
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=114 time=124 ms
      64 bytes from ns3.enscloud.com ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=114 time=124 ms
      --- ns3.enscloud.com ping statistics ---
      4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3001ms
      rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 124.196/124.512/125.158/0.455 ms

      About the specials.. There will be a plenty. Even some free giveaways and all of those good things. :)

      June 10, 2011 @ 4:47 am | Reply
    • Forgot the CPU questions.. On OpenVZ the larger VPS are 4 cores.

      June 10, 2011 @ 4:49 am | Reply
  41. Jamie:

    Coming up to my 3 month renewal in their SJ location (on VMWare) – superb uptime, always good performance and i haven’t had any trouble with support. Looking forward to another 3 months. :)

    June 10, 2011 @ 6:06 am | Reply
  42. Just wrapped up finalizing some Xen HVM and KVM nodes. I must say playing with IPv6 in San Jose has been fun. :)

    Anyone want some freebies? When will they be available? I’ve already said too much. Without letting the cat out of the bag.. June is going to get hot in the LEB world. Stay Tuned… *grin*

    June 13, 2011 @ 7:37 am | Reply
    • vampireJ:

      Ok let me hear about the freebies :D

      June 13, 2011 @ 8:15 am | Reply
    • Brandon, you should set up a Twitter / microblog for this sort of thing (heh!)

      June 15, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
      • We are working on it. In case you cant tell my web design skills are limited. I have someone working on a new site for enetsouth.com, enetsouthhosting.com, enscloud.com and enetsouthcolo.com and they will be tied in with twitter, facebook and the likes. He will also be handling all of the PR matters. He is way better at dealing with the public than I am. I’m better off sitting in a dimly lit room banging away on a server. ;)

        I was hoping to have it all tied in by July 1st – We will see. Lots of things to cover.

        June 15, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
        • my web design skills are limited

          Hmmm, maybe the next person to copy Fran’s design will use that as an excuse. :)

          June 15, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
      • About twitter.. Shameless plug.. Asking for followers.. ;)


        June 25, 2011 @ 8:23 am | Reply
  43. Bee Ohm:

    pls enable tuntap tnx. been waiting for 2 weeks

    June 16, 2011 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
  44. WHMCS Module v3 ( http://wiki.solusvm.com/index.php/WHMCS_Module_v3 ) is now running in WHMCS. Shows all of your graphs and lets you manage more of your VPS without having to login to SolusVM. Check it out.


    June 16, 2011 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  45. Jonathan V:

    Got this service about 20 some days ago, Just had to say that his has been a pleasant and reliable service. Good up time and 0 problems. Thanks eNetsouth.

    June 27, 2011 @ 7:24 am | Reply
  46. Thank you Jonathon!

    Brandon Crawford

    June 27, 2011 @ 7:33 am | Reply
  47. JackYang:

    Hi, Brandon, do you offer the same $22/year vps on your San Jose location?

    August 6, 2011 @ 4:12 am | Reply
  48. Anyone know what’s wrong with the service? have +14 hours offline and the technical support does not respond the tickets :(
    Thanks in advance.

    August 11, 2011 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
    • worksforme:

      Nope, nothing wrong here. Ordered a VPS a few days ago. Instant activation, no downtime since and yes, the activation email arrived several hours late.

      August 22, 2011 @ 10:21 pm | Reply
      • worksforme:

        Except the price is $23 now and the IP addresses are still listed as “DUHL” in SORBS. No showstopper for me though.

        August 22, 2011 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
  49. Glad everything is working good for you. I am working on getting these blocks off of those SORBS list.


    August 23, 2011 @ 3:28 am | Reply
  50. Victor:

    eNetSouth is down.

    November 13, 2011 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

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