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eNS Cloud – $18.75/3 Months 512MB VMWare VPS Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 20, 2010 @ 10:11 am, by LowEndAdmin
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.

eNS Cloud Brandon from eNetSouth Cloud emailed me about their new exclusive offers for LowEndBox readers. This is a 5 day only sale — from Friday 19 Nov to Wednesday 24 Nov. Here is the sign up link, and the cost is either $18.75/3 months (~$6.25/month) or $34.50/6 months (~$5.75/month).

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

Note that this promotion applies to Linux only, i.e. can’t use it for Windoze servers. You can also choose between Chicago IL or San Jose CA. From their past offers they seem to be providing quite a solid VMWare-based solution, although support can be a bit slow sometimes. According to Brandon they did have “fraud signup nightmare” last month.

If you rather have monthly billing, their previous offer is still available — $6.95 for 400MB VMWare VPS.

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.

70 Comments

  1. I had no issues with their support. Think I’ve submitted 4 tickets and all were answered within 10mins – which is super fast.

    Pulled trigger on second VPS with them! :)

    November 20, 2010 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  2. Support was pretty poor. I didn’t get any replies what so ever. but saying that the platform was super.

    Side note:
    Horrible upload for some reason from TPG AU but great pings?

    November 20, 2010 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
  3. Tom:

    I grabbed one to try it out, signup was a little different. You create your account and billing info for the vm you want then after the account is created you use the cp to create the vm instance.

    Just waiting on mine to be provisioned.

    November 20, 2010 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
    • I’m still waiting on mine to be provisioned.

      November 21, 2010 @ 12:28 am | Reply
      • I thought i should follow up given all the comments, i got mine in about 18 hours. So well within the 24 hours turn-around in the email.

        I’ve had no issue with the vps since and always been up. So far a happy customer.

        November 27, 2010 @ 6:21 am | Reply
  4. Arthur:

    The only problem I find with eNS Cloud is you have to create one account for every VPS.
    This offer doesn’t look particularly good, basically extra 112MB memory but much less bandwidth.

    Otherwise I find eNS Cloud quite fast and the uptime is very good.

    Does this offer still require a paypal subscription? A few of my friends are interested.

    November 20, 2010 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
  5. Can we upload our own ISO’s?
    Why no windows? I got my own license.

    November 20, 2010 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
    • mina:

      But is it legal? :)

      November 20, 2010 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
      • Ofc, The University gives them out for free in my country.

        November 21, 2010 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
        • ikr.:

          this is often not legal for servers, ymmv

          November 21, 2010 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
    • Arthur:

      Check the last eNS Cloud thread, I put the installation instruction there. Though it takes more than half a day to install so you might as well pay for the license.

      November 20, 2010 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
      • Steve:

        Might get one if they allow your own Windows license and own ISOs.

        November 21, 2010 @ 2:52 am | Reply
        • Daniel:

          Who would want to use Windoze on a 512MB VPS. What a waste of RAM, you will only get 100mb of RAM to play with.

          November 21, 2010 @ 8:42 am | Reply
        • Arthur:

          Windows 2003 run fine with even 256MB memory. The official specification states the minimum of 128MB only. The two eNS Cloud VPS I have worked very well with 400MB memory, with 2 users logged in remotely and plenty to spare.

          Pushing enough inactive proces to swap (whatever you call it) and there should be over 400MB available on a 512MB VPS

          November 21, 2010 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
        • Daniel:

          But think about how much RAM you would save by using Linux/Unix

          November 21, 2010 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
        • Steve:

          My Windows VPS with Thrust::VPS only uses 74 MB of RAM with no other applications running. That gives 438 MB of RAM to play with.

          November 21, 2010 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
  6. I’m still happy with my 512MB eNS Cloud VPS after 3+ months. This looks like a pretty good deal.

    November 21, 2010 @ 10:41 am | Reply
  7. shearerc:

    Is this on 100Mbps full-duplex port?

    November 22, 2010 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  8. Steve:

    Been 24 hours, still haven’t got my VPS.

    November 23, 2010 @ 12:07 am | Reply
    • Snape:

      Pff. I’ve been waiting 90 days and counting to get a VPS (that I no longer want, for what should be obvious reasons…) from Virpus.

      November 23, 2010 @ 12:32 am | Reply
      • Steve:

        Really? When I signed up with Virpus, mine was instantly activated.

        November 23, 2010 @ 12:51 am | Reply
        • Snape:

          I have the double misfortune of having previously been a Virpus customer, briefly, then a TeamVPS customer when they were acquired by Virpus. Some of the TeamVPS hardware died, including the node I was on, and I was promised either a migration (when (==if) the TeamVPS hardware was recovered) or a fresh install on a Virpus machine. Despite my submitting several tickets, neither has happened after three months…

          So, you know, from the damning-with-faint-praise department: Virpus: Recommended More Than Leaseweb. :D

          November 23, 2010 @ 1:10 am | Reply
        • Steve:

          Yeah, lots of people have had bad experiences with Virpus, including myself. It took them a whole month to fix a hardware issue with a node I was on. Actually, they didn’t fix it, they scrapped it and got a new node. I cancelled my account within 2 weeks of the hardware problems.

          I only signed up with them again for the $32/year 512 MB promotion. VPS has been pretty solid this time around.

          Anyway, finally got my eNS Cloud VPS after 28 hours. Pretty happy with it so far. Very quick, responsive, and low latency to the UK.

          Though, I submitted a pre-sales ticket around 30 hours ago, and still haven’t got a reply. Sent in a normal support request asking the same question now. Also, I’m unable to access vSphere.

          November 23, 2010 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
        • Steve:

          Got a quick response from Brandon after submitting a ticket. Will be with these guys for a long time. :)

          November 23, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Aaron:

      Yeah, I’m in the same boat. 24 hours later and still no VPS.

      November 23, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  9. Steve is relentless. :)

    Also, I wanted to update that if your server is still in provisioning you will have it soon. We are still running behind some from the rush but we are getting them knocked out.

    Brandon

    November 23, 2010 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
    • Aaron:

      It’s been nearly 40 hours, is there any update on how long to expect?

      November 24, 2010 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
      • There is no reason that you should be waiting this long. Unless we have made a mistake.. which is 100% possible. I am going to handle this for you now and resolve the issue.

        Thanks
        Brandon

        November 24, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
        • Aaron:

          Is there any information you need from me on my end?

          November 24, 2010 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  10. Just signed up for 6-months. Looking forward to it. It will be my first vmware based VPS. If it proves stable enough I should probably downsize some of the tiny VPS boxes I’ve ordered via LEB offers. :) I’m starting to form a collection. Hmmm, perhaps LowEndAdmin is secretly encouraging us to form Skynet.

    November 23, 2010 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  11. bbr:

    Can we get a definite answer from Brandon if we can use our own ISO’s to create a windows box?

    November 24, 2010 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
  12. @Aaron, no sir. I’m finishing you up now. Give me five more minutes.

    Brandon

    November 24, 2010 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
  13. shearerc:

    Been 26 hrs since I put in my order for a San Jose VM, hopefully I’ll get this soon lol

    November 25, 2010 @ 1:00 am | Reply
  14. I got destroyed last month with scammers. I spent two days straight without sleep (maybe 3 days it’s all a blur) trying to figure out who was real people signing up and who were the bad guys. While at the same time everyone is after me fighting mad because they don’t have their server yet. The customer does not want to hear why you don’t have their sever ready. They have in good faith paid you so give them the product. So after remembering that deal and getting that notice from PayPal I’m thinking “Here it goes again” ..

    I get to ticked off giving everyone 100% and see you posting on here that we have ignored you for four days but we really just cant go chasing this down and support all of you. I owe more than half my business to LowEndBox and I’ve tried to maintain a relationship with everyone on here.. If that gets ruined thats not good for me.

    Just to show that I have no hard feelings If you want the server let me know and I will build it and send you the info. Send me a PayPal payment whenever you feel like it.

    Brandon

    November 25, 2010 @ 3:05 am | Reply
  15. thekreek:

    I try to order, and the plan its no longer available, only the regular price.

    Do you have another link or a special code.

    November 25, 2010 @ 4:03 am | Reply
  16. shearerc:

    I sympathize with what hosting providers have to go through. Paypal headaches, fraud/stolen cards……

    Really hate these scammers :(

    November 25, 2010 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  17. innya:

    Brandon is a good guy. He always or most of the time he ends up giving more than what he offered. He even gave me a vps to try before I bought one when he did his first promo in LEB.

    November 25, 2010 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  18. Aaron:

    I’ma echo what people have said here and say that Brandon’s a good guy. After getting my server provisioned, he took care of a billing issue as well. I’m still waiting for vCenter access, but I know he’s gotta be swamped. Keep it up!

    November 25, 2010 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Steve:

      Oh, I thought I was the only person without vCenter access.

      November 25, 2010 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
      • Aaron:

        Thanks for the top Arthur. Are you unable to use Java SSH either Steve?

        November 25, 2010 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
        • Steve:

          Nope. I get the ‘Session has expired’ error. Not really worried about Java SSH though.

          November 25, 2010 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
      • Aaron:

        *tip

        November 25, 2010 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
    • Arthur:

      Keep chasing support every 1-2 days. I eventually got mine working after about a month. Something with the wrong username (I had 2 different username).

      I wonder when will I be able to just consolidate all my instances in one username?

      November 25, 2010 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
      • shearerc:

        A month to get vCenter access? lol

        anyway, I join the list of folks awaiting vCenter access. I already submit ticket about it :)

        November 25, 2010 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
      • Steve:

        Wow, a month?! Anyway, yeah, I’ve sent emails 3 days in a row now. Brandon said he’d have it working yesterday, but still nothing.

        November 25, 2010 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
  19. Hi all. I have deleted some comments as requested by “Gsip”, but left this comment from Brandon in tact to provide some context.

    In summary,

    • eNS Cloud was swarmed by fraud orders from their last promotion, and they are getting strict on who they will take on as customers.
    • Brandon is over-worked.
    • PayPal can be problematic to work with.
    • If you ordered and after many days still not activated, then your order is probably makred fraud and Brandon does not want to touch them.
    • Many people have their accounts activated but still waiting on support (to provide vCenter access for example).
    November 25, 2010 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
  20. axyjo:

    One more thing I got out of support. They had less man-power yesterday due to US Thanksgiving.

    November 26, 2010 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  21. Steve:

    Got an email from Brandon earlier. He said they’re working on all the open issues with new subscribers today. :)

    November 26, 2010 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the update, Steve. Maybe those of us waiting will get our VPS today :)

      November 26, 2010 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
  22. Just to add a follow-up. My VPS was set up today. No vCenter access, but the box seems to be working well.
    @Brandon, thank you for your efforts.

    November 27, 2010 @ 6:04 am | Reply
    • Steve:

      I got vCenter access yesterday, and got my operating system set up. :)

      More than happy with eNS Cloud so far.

      November 27, 2010 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
  23. Follow up on eNS support: I submitted a ticket at 3:44AM Eastern and received a response/resolution at 3:52AM. Response in <10 minutes in the very early hours of the morning. Brandon and company may get backed up at times, but you just can't ask for better service.

    December 3, 2010 @ 9:19 am | Reply
  24. shearerc:

    Got my vCenter access! Saw it has a snapshot feature, but I’m not using yet as I’m not sure whether it works in ENScloud’s setup. Asking Brandon about it.
    And I love the Remote Console feature.

    December 10, 2010 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  25. Alex:

    I have been waiting for trial access on a windows 2008 hyperv server, and Brandon just stopped replying to me since Saturday. Last message he said is that it was in the process of being provisioned.. I am just waiting. Oh well.

    January 11, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  26. Man I’m sorry I can’t just stop everything at once and give someone some free service right when you want it. And your kicking my head in over the price too IF you want it. Give me a break.. :)

    January 11, 2011 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
  27. Alex:

    Sorry didn’t hear from you for days, I have heard all but excellent things from your services from multiple people that use it. Didn’t mean to cause I scene! :)

    January 11, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
  28. No worries.. I’m working on getting around to doing it. The last two times I gave a trial I ended up getting burned on it.. So I am not so keen to offer them anymore.

    You will have a email from either me or Brian this evening.

    January 11, 2011 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  29. I ordered a 3month package for 19$.
    Still waiting for the notice email after 22hours.

    January 13, 2011 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
  30. You do see in the email that is sent to everyone that provisioning can take up to 24 hours correct? If you do not agree to the terms then why wait and then complain publicly? I am refunding your PayPal and removing your account. I can already see where this is going. Thank you.

    January 13, 2011 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
  31. As stated above I have refunded your PayPal. I’m sorry this did not work out for you but I refuse to do business with a customer who will not allow me to service them in a timely matter. It will be your task to cancel your subscription with PayPal. Good luck with your project in the future.

    January 13, 2011 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  32. Amyt:

    Well, my critical ticket was left open for 16 days. Now you are taking about time here. Funny!!
    And about refund, I have not received mine yet.

    January 14, 2011 @ 7:36 am | Reply
  33. Amitesh,

    What I find funny is that you are on here trying to make it look like you were ignored for 16 days. We were in discussion on that from time to time. You make posts on here that are incorrect and go out of your way to slam me. Also, I found it ironic there was usage on the VPS up to yesterday when I powered it off — several days after the bill date. Then to top it off you go off the wall during a posted support holiday (which was posted for over a month) not giving me a chance to do anything about it. So at one time I would have worked something out for you. Now I am a little less apt to do so. So if you want to quit acting like this and man up and email me I will be happy to speak with you. Otherwise I do not see where we have anything else to discuss.

    Brandon Crawford

    January 14, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  34. Chris:

    Brandon is legit! + they do not oversell, great support, if u ur looking for a vps http://www.enscloud.com are great for the price, i really have nothing bad to say about them, they would be my first choice above any other hosting website, i have tried a couple others, all decent named providers only to find that the connection would timeout or lagout to 999ms every 2 minute due to overselling, never had 1 problem with enscloud. no downtime at all, have been with them almost a month and the only downtime is when i restart the vps or reinstall the system. And i have only used 1% of my bandwidth (1000gb) lol. im only paying $10 a month and i see providers out there wanting like $30 – $50 a month for almost the same thing. maybe they offer an extra ip, but u can always buy another if u need.

    enscloud all the way!,

    ps. that old saying you pay for what you get, well doesnt really apply here, you pay hardly anything and get great performance and reliability as well as fast internet speed

    1gb file download, speed test.

    80,964,944 10.1M/s eta 1m 51s
    167,742,008 10.5M/s eta 1m 37s

    it usually sits around 8mbps, though that is downloading from the same country, if i was to download from Europe it would be slower of course. Downloading 1gb in 2minutes is pretty fast.

    All the best searching for the best vps provider, though these guys are legit so atleast take a look.

    Also if u order unmanaged dont pester them to help u set it up for your needs, its unmanaged for a reason.
    google is your friend =] he is certainly mine. xD i was a linux noobie before buying a vps, now i can do everything i need to without googling.

    April 20, 2011 @ 5:16 pm | Reply
  35. Chris:

    just have to add, about the unmanaged vps plans most providers will help you with general questions and problems anyway but just dont ask them to much as it unmanaged, + they are easy to setup, just install webmin and ur already half way there

    April 20, 2011 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
  36. Richard:

    Support is non-existent according to my experience.

    vSphere web access never worked – I opened a (low priority) ticket 2.5 month ago that is still unanswered.

    A week ago the virtual machine stopped answering on the net (no ping, no ssh, enscloud’s router reporting “no route to host”. I opened a (high priority) ticket about the server and another about the vSphere problem. Both are still unanswered, and the virtuel machine is still unreachable.

    So I am now looking for another VPS hosting service. Enscloud has failed completely to deliver on its promises.

    April 26, 2011 @ 8:44 am | Reply
    • kampreto:

      Richard, you have same issue with me
      My VPS down since April 20. When i see on vSphere it was disconnected status. I was send ticket everyday. But until now my VPS still down. I hope my data not lost.

      April 30, 2011 @ 7:56 am | Reply
  37. Alexey:

    The only hosting I have with no support at all. I’m very disappointed. I advise to stay away from that hosting company for those who require a support.

    May 3, 2011 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
    • If I have the right Alexey — there are two active.. the most recent is April 7th when you (?) were moved and that was closed out. I though. If I’ve missed something email me brandonc [at] enetsouth.com and I will help you.

      May 4, 2011 @ 12:08 am | Reply

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