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Fiber Firefly – $7 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany (Exclusive to LowEndBox)

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 14, 2010 @ 10:54 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated November 2011: Kerplunc has turned off all its web-hosting related business including Fiber Firefly. It’s now in the dead pool.

Fiber Firefly Matt from Kerplunc (who happens to also run SuperBytes and TinyVPS.ca) has recently a new VPS provider with servers in Germany, Fiber Firefly, and is giving an exclusive offer to Low End Box readers$7/month VPS with the following specification:

  • 256MB guaranteed memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 5Mbps unmetered bandwidth
  • 2 IP addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

All servers are Intel i7s with 12GB of RAM. VPS are all backed up nightly offsite. Servers are in Hetzner’s Datacenter Park in Germany. With SuperBytes and TinyVPS.ca, they would be very experienced in running budget VPS hosting provider.

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.

6 Comments

  1. ui:

    Oh man, I’d grab this in an instant if only it were Xen or something.. I need to be able to make network interfaces

    March 14, 2010 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  2. Xen is coming very very soon :)

    March 16, 2010 @ 12:46 am | Reply
  3. Ryan:

    I hope like hell IPs will have proper vlans, etc. I love Xen but it always annoys me when I can’t accurately use vnstat/ifstat/iftop/etc and see other’s traffic (and be able to sniff others’ traffic)

    March 17, 2010 @ 1:15 am | Reply
  4. Daniel:

    I have a very pleasant reaction and understanding at kerplunc hosting. Not only that they accepted my VPS which is running Tor http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=f5cfa4fc92dbc27289f102cba17886fb0a45d178
    but also offered to help me with more memory and storage (not needed for a Tor router but the intention counts !). The VPS is responsive, uses loads of BW (about 750 GB a month from estimates right now) and all in all is a very nice surprise…
    http://fiberfirefly.com/ I dont know if the offer to lowendbox readers is still on, but I got 20 GB storage, unmetered BW (lately throttled at 256 KB-more than what I hoped) 256 MB burstable 384 MB RAM and a good responsive VPS.
    I dont know if the offer is still on, but all that for 7 bucks is a killer deal. There are cheaper, but not at this quality.

    April 20, 2010 @ 8:08 am | Reply
  5. Amir:

    I’ve been Fiber Firefly’s customer since March 28th and I must say I’m more than satisfied with what I get and I also must say I wasn’t expecting this kind of service for such price. Stable and fast server and fast connection. I was using HostGator’s shared package for more than a year, and I was paying $9.99/mo but one of my websites grew too much for shared hosting, so I had to switch and Fiber Firefly was the bull’s eye hit.
    Although support might sometimes seem slow (my longest reply took less than 20h to be answered), they know their job.

    I would highly recommend this VPS hosting company as #1 in low end boxes.

    Keep up the good work guys!

    June 9, 2010 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
  6. @Amir — thanks for your nomination :) Kerplunc might not be the cheapest but they do seem to provide pretty good service for VPS at the low end price range.

    June 9, 2010 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

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