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GarmanOnline – $2.19 KVM/$1.75 OpenVZ VPS with 80MB in Chicago

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 28, 2011 @ 10:51 pm, by LowEndAdmin

GarmanOnline Patrick from GarmanOnline emailed me their latest promo offer for LowEndBox readers. Around 30% off recurring discount using the following links.

  • 80MB memory + 192MB swap/burst
  • 4GB storage
  • 40GB/month data transfer
  • kvm80 $2.19/month (sign up link)
    vz80 $1.75/month (sign up link)
  • 128MB memory + 256MB swap/burst
  • 8GB storage
  • 80GB/month data transfer
  • kvm128 $3.50/month (sign up link)
    vz128 $2.80/month (sign up link)
  • 256MB memory + 512MB swap/burst
  • 16GB storage
  • 160GB/month data transfer
  • kvm256 $7/month (sign up link)
    vz256 $5.60/month (sign up link)

These are either KVM or OpenVZ plans using Virtualizor. Servers located in Chicago IL, and all nodes are on 100Mbps. rDNS is provisioned instantly once the VPS has been set up. GarmanOnline has had a hard time earlier this year and it’s good to see them not giving up and keep the brand going.

213 Comments

  1. Damian:

    Nice to see these guys still around. Keep it up!

    March 28, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  2. Steve:

    Typo?

    kvm80 $3.13/month
    kvm256 $3.13/month

    March 28, 2011 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
    • Clicking the signup link shows $7.00/month for the kvm256 package.

      March 28, 2011 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
    • Yeah kvm256 $7/mo — not sure if that was me or LEA :)

      VPS is provisioned automatically upon payment, users can update their rDNS instantly via control panel. When I emailed this in I might have been confusing on some parts. Sorry! :(

      March 28, 2011 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
  3. marco:

    Where is your ticket system, how do I send or open ticket?

    March 29, 2011 @ 2:49 am | Reply
  4. Holy CRAP! I can’t resist xD Signing up to test it. sleddog has been hosting his blog in one of these little boxes n_n

    March 29, 2011 @ 3:55 am | Reply
    • ;) it seems KVM provisioning has hit some hiccups with the Virtualizor API but am sorting through them as they pop up. any KVM orders that are not provisioned right away will be ASAP… average time so far has been a few minutes after payment

      March 29, 2011 @ 3:59 am | Reply
      • 2Checkout says they are processing my payment u_u

        I will wait n_n. I want to meet Virtualizor :P

        March 29, 2011 @ 4:05 am | Reply
  5. Just noticed… KVM prices are wrong :( That’s my fault I sent them in wrong.

    kvm80 – $2.19
    kvm128 – $3.50

    Sorry LEA.. now were even :)

    March 29, 2011 @ 4:01 am | Reply
    • Fixed now. Was just amazed at how quickly the RSS scrapers picked up the changes and posted at their websites…

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:14 am | Reply
  6. OMG your website is an ultra tweaked wordpress? o_O

    Bookmarking the plugin, is pretty cool. Just a little hiccup, in my services list, it says OpenVZ :P (before payment, I am paying now)

    March 29, 2011 @ 4:01 am | Reply
    • Ha yep ;) Which plugin did you bookmark?? There are a few of mine floating around in that site, only a few openly available. Fluency Admin is freely available and made it look cooler than plain Vanilla WP admin while more important things are developed.

      Thanks for reporting the bug though, will get it fixed soon. The plugin driving the entire system is going to be published and available someday… no ETA yet. This plugin essentially is going to be a WHMCS for WP. Someday will be licensed and available for all :P
      – VPS Hosting Manager, sell VPS… ties into API of Virtualizor (soon SolusVM too)
      – Shared Hosting Manager, sell shared hosting… ties into cPanel and a custom panel I’m developing
      – rDNS Manager, ties into rDNS APIs based on the service (pulls your IP’s you have straight from the services you have on your account
      – SSL Manager, coming soon… order SSL certificates and provision them on the fly
      – Billing Manager, Automatic provisioning requires billing of course. 2Checkout allows paying in your own currency — no fees for being forced to pay in USD

      March 29, 2011 @ 4:12 am | Reply
      • OMG all that is great!

        Yes, I talked about fluency admin :P

        I hope all these plans will be reality. IMHO WHM is very buggy and sometimes annoying xD

        March 29, 2011 @ 4:14 am | Reply
        • They will be reality, just a matter of getting the software mature enough for other users outside of me. WHMCS wasn’t good enough for me, HostBill was buggy, I wanted something that ran how I wanted it to… and now I’ve got it.

          March 29, 2011 @ 4:25 am | Reply
  7. My VPS was deployed it seems.
    Just another bug :P

    Virtualizor says, GMT -6 is 4:28 PM, but GMT -6 is CST right? 10:28PM? I am right? Well, is an estetical detail may be.

    March 29, 2011 @ 4:29 am | Reply
    • Ha yeah looks like the times are a bit off ;) Not sure if that is node level or Virtualizor bug but I’ll find out!

      March 29, 2011 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  8. Kevin:

    Hi, pat, would you check my ticket?

    March 29, 2011 @ 5:01 am | Reply
  9. Matt:

    I finally decided to give garmanonline a try, however, my dislike for 2Checkout grows with every payment I make with them. This time they have decided to stick my order in fraud review for whatever reason.

    Funny thing is they say they haven’t charged me yet, even though they have already deducted the money from my Paypal account. I was going to order a second plan, but I’m going to hold off for now.

    On a sidenote: Patrick, I saw on the backend that my order is marked as OpenVZ, even though I ordered KVM, is that normal?

    March 29, 2011 @ 9:02 am | Reply
    • Hi Matt

      All payments are put into Fraud Review, not a select few but every payment is vetted ;) May be better to wait for that to come back as a pass to provision but you are provisioned when you pay not when you pass fraud.

      That’s a bug: working on it now. Out of date function :(

      Sorry about the delays in being provisioned. API went crazy on the OS for some reason… so it semi-provisioned you. Enough to not trigger the failed email to me but also not provision. You’ll be getting your email in a few with VPS details. Added in the failsafe checker into that function as well.

      March 29, 2011 @ 9:13 am | Reply
    • circus:

      I though 2co is always like that (doing the fraud review first)? no worry they will return your money if you fail (happen to me once, due to ordered from behind vpn.. lol)

      March 29, 2011 @ 9:20 am | Reply
      • Yeah I like the fraud checks on EVERY transaction. and if you fail they are willing to work with you to get your payment to pass fraud checks. usually just a quick phone call works. I’m happy with it.

        noticed most everyone who isn’t in the US is using the option to pay in their own currency. Hope it is saving people money ;)

        March 29, 2011 @ 10:24 am | Reply
        • r0y:

          That’s because 2CO defaults the currency drop-down based on your IP…

          April 1, 2011 @ 1:03 am | Reply
        • SHHH, let them feel special and smart for using the option :P

          April 1, 2011 @ 1:07 am | Reply
    • Matt:

      Hey Patrick, thanks a lot for getting me setup. I appreciate you taking the risk. :) I have never received that message from 2CO before, I guess it happens in the background but this was the first time I got the message.

      That isn’t a problem with the OpenVZ bug, I was just curious. I hadn’t received the login information at that point, yet. I am currently checking out the box at the moment and I am really happy with it. This is the first time I’ve used Virtualizor, pretty cool backend. Thanks again for getting me setup so quick.

      @ circus: Yeah, I have had other problems with 2CO before, but the fraud check hasn’t been one of them, lol. It seems like is something different every time I’ve used them. :)

      March 29, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply
      • Yeah I figured until it causes issues I’ll leave it setting up upon payment. You get online quicker that way :). Fraud checks usually are under 1hr anyways. Any payments you make you can check the status easily here… https://www.garmanonline.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=payments-history.php (shows pending fraud checks, fail, pass, and refunded.. depending on the status)

        I’ve been really happy with Virtualizor. Outside of releasing 1.3 two months late which had the API and clustering it’s been great. API docs STILL haven’t been released so I stripped down their WHMCS module and rewrote it for my APIs.

        Anyways.. glad your happy with it! If you want to order that second box the setup will be automatic. it didn’t break under my bug tests this time so you should be good to go.

        OpenVZ bug is fixed. rDNS page bugs are fixed. todays been pretty buggy — but can’t find everything in private testing. anyone who finds issues please report them so I can fix them :) send over any feature requests too!

        March 29, 2011 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  10. fugoki:

    The 80MB wasn’t quite cutting it for me (I _was_ pushing it a bit :P ), switched up to the 128MB thanks to Patrick (cheers mate :) ). Early days, looking good though.

    wget:
    2011-03-29 16:58:53 (11.0 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    hdparm:
    Timing buffered disk reads: 198 MB in 3.04 seconds = 65.10 MB/sec

    dd:
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 19.2818 s, 55.7 MB/s

    March 29, 2011 @ 11:41 am | Reply
  11. Matt:

    Hey Patrick,

    Thanks again, I just ordered a second box to test out. :)

    March 29, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply
    • Great! :)

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
    • matt — dunno what to do with you. Just saw your second box failed auto-setup too. I think the API’s just hate you. I don’t though and I got you straightened out :) sorry for the delay!

      March 29, 2011 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
      • Matt:

        Lol, that’s okay, wasn’t a problem! I didn’t think I needed to open a ticket, I figured you would get it straightened for me. :D See, I told you I never had any luck with 2co. ;p Don’t worry, I’m sure the third time will be the charm.

        March 29, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
        • Ha too bad it wasn’t 2CO’s fault — your payment went through fine ;) something about you, my API code, and Virtualizor didn’t jive. But just to be safe I’ve been manually verifying every orders provisioning and probably will for a while.

          March 29, 2011 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  12. kuhkatz:

    wow, nice specs for the price.

    any chance to get tun/tap on these boxes? :)

    March 29, 2011 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
    • KVM does not require TUN/TAP to be enabled for you because it is full hardware virtualization ;)

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
      • I guess he talk about the VZ plans

        March 29, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
        • kuhkatz:

          i was, indeed. only had openVZ vps’ so far.

          $3 for a vpn would for sure be the cheapest i saw so far – but i guess %3.50 would too.

          March 29, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
        • Yeah — my thoughts were that abusers aren’t going to bother with getting KVM for their abusive purposes. However anyone who actually legitimately uses TUN/TAP can just upgrade to KVM and setup anything they need. Not like it’s that much more expensive :P

          March 29, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  13. innya:

    He still owed me $$. He deleted information from his system when he migrated to new one.

    March 29, 2011 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
    • If information it was deleted it was when mass emails were sent out and I was receiving threats in return from those who did not have service. “If you ever email me again I’ll ______ you” Mad Libs anyone?

      I know some people are still mad and I am sorry for everything that happened. We’ve still got your information your account was just removed from WP is all.

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  14. innya:

    Of course, he is still providing good VPS service for sure.

    March 29, 2011 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
  15. id:

    btw, i never use 2checkout before, so it is like paypal but we dont need to sign up for account? account is only for seller?

    i remember last time i paid via 2checkout but i paid from my paypal account. this one seems to have visa option only.

    March 29, 2011 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
    • id:

      *correction*

      should not be “never” but i recall i used once. yeah, but i paid via paypal. i am somewhat confused with 2checkout now…what is it and what is it not…

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
    • 2Checkout does not require buyers to have an account. You can pay by CC or PayPal. If you are being limited please contact us so we cdan look into this.

      helpdesk@garmanonline.com or support@garmanonline.com

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      Are you sure? Because I can pay with paypal.

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
    • Oh, that happened one time to me. Just change the currency to USD n_n The paypal option will appear

      March 29, 2011 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
  16. Man am I ticked off! The 80MB KVM is now $2.19/month and I’m paying a whopping $3/month ???

    I was just getting ready to write my 2-month stellar review of Garman Online, including the fast & consistent hardware performance, the superb network uptime, the way Virtualizor let me boot to a live CD to recover from my screw up, and the knowledgeable & friendly support… but now I’m not sure if I will….

    Thanks Patrick :)

    March 29, 2011 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
  17. Adam:

    Glad it worked out for you :) Every penny counts :)

    March 29, 2011 @ 11:27 pm | Reply
  18. Pretty strange panel…based on WordPress?
    well,no aff…and i forget to type in the coupon!
    not paid now…

    March 30, 2011 @ 4:05 am | Reply
  19. Completely custom, running on top of WordPress.

    You did get a promo, just clicked the wrong link. I updated it with the LEB promo.

    March 30, 2011 @ 4:26 am | Reply
  20. Damian:

    Went ahead and signed up for one of these too. We can always use more redundant DNS hosts.

    Working great so far! Thoroughly recommended.

    April 1, 2011 @ 12:45 am | Reply
  21. I bit, and now I’m hooked. I signed up for the 80MB OpenVZ VPS (I will be ordering a KVM VPS shortly for comparison testing) and it was provisioned very fast (not sure if it was instant or not but I’m at work right now so not to concerned). I am having an issue with the Arch Linux templates and opened a support ticket, 3 minutes later I had a reply from Patrick and was pleased with the response (not a copy and paste “we will look into it”).

    No offense to Patrick but I wasn’t really expecting much from a provider charging less for VPSs than I spend on shared hosting but I was blown away by the initial impression they’ve made on me.

    On top of the unbelievable price, their client area (WordPress) is nice and unique, albeit the word “professional” does not come to mind when I use it and Virtualizor is very simple and effective but has a “cheap” look to it. All of these would normally be warning signs but for $1.75 I was willing to risk it and so far I am glad I did (I almost cancelled my order when I saw I couldn’t use Paypal but 2CO allows for Paypal payments so I ventured on).

    All in all, once the Arch Linux issue is resolved I foresee me investing more time and money into this VPS that I had just bought to play around with. My current VPSs, VMs, and colocated servers are probably getting a bit jealous now. :D

    April 3, 2011 @ 5:18 am | Reply
    • Oh KuJoe — no offense taken at all. To be honest most of the hosts I see on LEB I wouldn’t expect too much from simply from the website and price. You go to say GoDaddy and get shared hosting for $5-$10/mo… or get a VPS with more power for less?? No wonder Bob Parsons has enough money to go elephant hunting…

      Also just being honest but the entire platform built on top of WordPress is not the most “professional” route. However it fits into the future plans better :) It will become more user friendly (I feel it is already pretty user friendly… just not pretty) as time goes on. It will also become more feature rich and clean looking. Once we are ready it will be released first to resellers who can use it to tie directly into our own systems. This will tie directly into the API being developed offering their own clients instant rDNS updates and instant provisioning. And some day along the line it will be available for anyone to use… unsure about free or licensed at this point. If it is licensed it will be <$10/mo and obviously more feature rich than it is now.

      About 2Checkout… Probably should make it clear somewhere that you can opt for PayPal :) Keep in mind too if you add any extra credit to your account when you don't have a balance you automatically get a 15% bonus! So if you really wanted to, just pre-pay one month ahead of time every month and you get that much more of a discount on your VPS.

      I think I'm done ranting now. ArchLinux is aggravating me :(

      April 3, 2011 @ 5:52 am | Reply
      • Amar:

        Didn’t really want to open a suport ticket for this since it’s not a priority, but I was just wondering do you have any info when will the Arch template be fixed?

        Other then that, VPS is great, really good performace, keep up the good work :D

        April 4, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      @KuJoe
      I actually like the custom setup (wordpress-2co-zendesk).

      custom setup == he have spent time to develop it (and knows what to do if shit happen) == unlikely to go away ;)

      April 3, 2011 @ 6:23 am | Reply
  22. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very nice setup. I just don’t get the same warm fuzzies I get when I use other client areas like LiquidWeb’s system or any WHMCS install. :)

    April 3, 2011 @ 6:27 am | Reply
    • WHMCS is too “standard” … let’s go through LEB and count the number of WHMCS installs. Then see how much WHMCS makes off LEB providers. It bores me, HostBill is making an impact and works great — just a bit too buggy for my taste and I can’t fix it if something happens (closed source).

      Like I said before — post suggestions. Only way software can get better is from user input. That’s why I’ve got a direct line into Virtualizor/Softaculous :) direct contact giving constant feedback. So if we need a feature and it is reasonable we can get it into development.

      April 3, 2011 @ 6:36 am | Reply
      • I personally like everything about the WordPress setup you have except for the fact that it’s WordPress (I’m just hesitant about using a blog script for my billing/personal information).

        I also question why you use an external support desk provider (and a paid one at that)? Don’t get me wrong I like the layout and what-not but I would feel more comfortable as a client not being sent to another domain for support.

        Of course all of these are my personal opinion and for the price can easily be overlooked but I’m just offering some feedback that would make a potential customer feel more comfortable when making a purchase on your site.

        April 3, 2011 @ 6:55 am | Reply
        • Zendesk is being used because of a few reasons.

          A) Third party hosted. Stays online regardless of the status of servers.
          B) Third party hosted ALSO means no way to go in and edit tickets — something that’s been thrown around at one point.
          C) Zendesk is awesome :)

          Also what personal data is saved, is stored as securely as WHMCS or HostBill. Security a huge concern during development so this will be kept in mind at all times.

          April 3, 2011 @ 7:06 am | Reply
        • Just to back up what Patrick says, while our servers are here with me in Charlotte, our support forums are in Texas and our billing and helpdesk setup is in New York.

          It’s a big plus for us in case our datacenter goes down or if a client has a problem getting into their account. Neither one has the same domain as ours and both are accessible via IP address directly. (Can you tell the library blocks really bother me? I would hate to see someone else go through the same thing I do day after day.)

          As to the WHMCS or HostBill bit, it’s interesting as has been noticed before how many providers just have a default setup on theirs that asks for ns servers. That’s one of the things that I look for when viewing a new provider. If they haven’t taken the time to deal with setting up WHMCS or HostBill correctly….

          April 7, 2011 @ 12:01 am | Reply
        • @drmike — good point about setting up WHMCS or HostBill correctly. Also I am wondering what kind of hosting companies are you running? Seems to be building your office in a local library…

          April 7, 2011 @ 12:22 am | Reply
  23. Ben:

    I signed up without knowing tun/tap can’t be enabled on openvz, but I was fine with paying the $0.40 upgrade to KVM. There were some issues with the ordering system, but Patrick was very helpful and quick to reply. Everything seems to be running well now and I’d recommend them.

    April 4, 2011 @ 10:29 am | Reply
  24. marco:

    down again?

    April 6, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  25. marco:

    everything is down…

    April 6, 2011 @ 7:45 pm | Reply
    • Snape:

      I bet there’s a really, really, really compelling explanation, too.

      April 6, 2011 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
      • fugoki:

        Zendesk is being used because of a few reasons.

        A) Third party hosted. Stays online regardless of the status of servers.

        Well that’s pish, everything down…

        April 6, 2011 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
  26. ocomiv:

    yes, garman is down…

    April 6, 2011 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
  27. As I’ve tried to point out before… the benefit of having support hosted by a third party.

    Support issues can be sent here.
    https://garmanonline.zendesk.com/home

    And before they come and post it… no I am NOT running away with anyone’s money. Your services will be back up soon.

    April 6, 2011 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  28. LOL everyone runs to post about the downtime xD

    (OMG, I am posting too :| xDDDDDD )

    Everything will get back soon.

    April 6, 2011 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
    • who needs an uptime monitor when you’ve got LEB

      April 6, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
      • BluePanda:

        Hahaha – So true.

        Each LEBer(?) probably has several monitors on their VM haha.

        April 6, 2011 @ 8:38 pm | Reply
  29. All services restored.

    April 6, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
    • cd:

      What happened?

      April 6, 2011 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
      • Networking issue of some sort? Hardware wasn’t reboot. Until a little while ago my VPS was still having an issue with DNS resolution. Seems fine now though so I guess Paddy got it all sorted :)

        April 6, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
        • Adam:

          Missing payment issue of sort?

          April 6, 2011 @ 10:35 pm | Reply
  30. i want to be a reseller? where can i find it?

    April 7, 2011 @ 2:01 am | Reply
  31. Michael:

    Patrick, I’m just about out of patience trying to get a response from you. You owe me a refund for the one year dedicated server package that I purchased from you that you were only able to provide for one month. I’ve tried contacting you repeatedly over the last few months and had assumed you were under the radar, only to find that you’re still quite active here and appear to be ignoring me.

    No more games, Patrick. When am I getting my money back?

    April 8, 2011 @ 9:08 pm | Reply
    • not ignoring anybody, but I stopped going through my spam checking for real emails you may have ended up there. please email helpdesk@garmanonline.com

      April 9, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
      • Michael:

        I had previously sent email to both your gmail account and your support@garmanonline account. I’ve forwarded the request to your helpdesk@garmanonline account now.

        April 9, 2011 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
  32. Seems to be a problem with the order link:

    
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_NS_SEPARATOR, expecting T_STRING in /home/patrick/public_html/wp-content/themes/freshserve/template-signup.php on line 47
    
    

    is what I saw when I went to the order link…

    April 12, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Upgrades being made :) if you would like to order please email helpdesk@garmanonline.com in the interim.

      LiteSpeed, cPanel, and CloudLinux had a nice fight last night and that error is the remnants of it. Haven’t a clue why, but it is. I won btw. :) … well almost have.

      April 12, 2011 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  33. SwordfishBE:

    Got myself a kvm80 yesterday. Hurricane PoP nearby for IPv6.
    I am impressed with the speed of this little vserver.
    Good support with reply in good time.
    Not so great start for me, seems that my node (and maybe more) is down.

    April 15, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  34. Macro:

    Maybe he’s sleeping…

    April 16, 2011 @ 4:11 am | Reply
  35. all node are down? include your home page?

    April 16, 2011 @ 8:13 am | Reply
  36. Down over 24 hours now. ‘Bout time for an update Patrick?

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
  37. ocomiv:

    What has happened is a very long time offline?

    April 16, 2011 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
  38. CPS:

    i checked all garman’s ip range has been down. maybe hardware problem or something. just wait and see. you all guys will get compensation for the SLA. i hope everything will be good for garmanonline and all client in the end.

    April 16, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      Maybe a software problem ? Maybe an update Virtualizor went wrong ?

      Garman probably working hard to get resolve the problem(s) and good to know everyone will get compenstated for the downtime.

      April 16, 2011 @ 11:39 pm | Reply
  39. Macro:

    You guys are wishing only good stuff.
    what if he’s gone…

    April 16, 2011 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
    • only I’m not…

      Compensation WILL be made for downtime.
      Working to get back online ASAP.

      I won’t ever just “run” .. even if I was I don’t think I would waste my time with a bunch of $2 orders. Doesn’t really make it worth it does it? If I was going to run I probably would have when there was only one or two people who wasn’t trying to drag my name through the mud. I wouldn’t have accrued thousands of dollars worth of debt just making refunds to people. Common sense says if I was going to run I would have a LONG time ago, would have thought that had been proved by now.

      April 16, 2011 @ 11:47 pm | Reply
      • cd:

        What is the current issue?

        April 16, 2011 @ 11:49 pm | Reply
      • For us poor Canadians it’s damn near impossible to run with your pockets full of toonies :)

        Hoping to see some action soon….

        April 17, 2011 @ 12:44 am | Reply
      • Adam:

        Guess you always sell the customers/company to Rus/ThrustVPS or HostDime or someone else who is willing to pay $$ :)

        April 17, 2011 @ 2:00 am | Reply
        • KuJoe:

          If Patrick sells, I’m gone. I signed up just to do some testing not expecting much, but after speaking with Patrick I feel confident with his abilities and glad I signed up (with the intention of purchasing a few more VPSs in the future).

          His personal site is offline too so I’m not to concerned with him running off, if his site was online while GarmanOnline was offline then I would start to worry.

          April 17, 2011 @ 5:18 am | Reply
  40. Macro:

    Don’t need compensation, just make it work!
    this is not one of your project, is it?

    April 17, 2011 @ 12:18 am | Reply
  41. Bob Smith:

    Did you pay your bills Patrick?

    April 17, 2011 @ 1:52 am | Reply
  42. Macro:

    This guy is officially gone, ran, hiding under the radar.
    Even his garmanonline.com is off now.
    Reincarnation of RackVm.!!!

    April 17, 2011 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
    • You’re kinda late to the party. All services, including garmanonline.com, went down on Friday. FWIW, I’d say everything will come up at some point tomorrow (Monday). But the complete lack of communications (for clients, not here) is for me the worst thing. C’est la vie, move on.

      April 17, 2011 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
      • Macro:

        will come up Monday?
        How do you know?
        Are you a disguised Pat?

        April 17, 2011 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
        • sleddog is a recognized member here. You must read more.

          He does a good job sharing us some of his scripts and tools for vps managing.

          He also is a garman customer, if you can take some time to read his blog.

          April 17, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
        • I was only speculating… guessing!

          I don’t know anything more than what’s been posted here.

          April 17, 2011 @ 10:26 pm | Reply
  43. Macro:

    so, he’s a recognized good member, good job sharing scripts as well as having an account with garman,
    so he knows the server will be up Monday? I am not attacking his credentials, how does he know when he is not Garman?

    April 17, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
    • Yep, maybe, if he know their mail, he can post under his name. But IMHO is little probably.

      Only LEA can check the IP addresses to see if match. But, isn’t needed.

      And about coming up this monday, well, I don’t know if sleddog has received some news from Patrick. You can send him a mail or submit a ticket here https://garmanonline.zendesk.com/

      April 17, 2011 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        Its probably a guess. Singlehop running on weekend shifts = less time, costs more. Tomorrow, Monday = full staff, lower costs.

        April 17, 2011 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          Today I received a refund, for the full amount I payed.
          I don’t know what happened, but he did honor my request to pay me back.

          April 23, 2011 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
        • tHAT SPEA

          April 23, 2011 @ 6:48 pm | Reply
        • That speaks good of Patrick, but anyway I think everybody needs an explanation…

          April 23, 2011 @ 6:48 pm | Reply
        • @SwordfishBE: Glad you got your money back. Hope everyone who paid months up front got the same.

          I’m unsubscribing from this thread now. Don’t want to hear any more about “PG” or “GO”. And no, I’m not gonna buy a WordPress blog from him ;)

          April 23, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
      • I sort of recognize “sleddog” from way back — I knew him from VPSLink forum a few years ago (was a customer there until they were sold). He is *definitely* not Patrick.

        That said, the lack of communication is indeed worrying.

        April 18, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          Now I’m officially worried :-)
          No replies to tickets. No updates. No servers online.
          I’m waiting one more day before I ask for a refund via paypal dispute.

          April 18, 2011 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
        • lol swordfish. How much do you paid to garmanonline?

          In my case were 2 USD :P

          April 18, 2011 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          Actually I paid for a longer period, got myself a nice discount for it.

          April 18, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
  44. Macro:

    yup, let’s not speculate.
    Hope it comes back Monday as everybody ‘Wish’ here… :)

    April 17, 2011 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
  45. So my speculation about a Monday return seems to be wrong. For me it’s Hello VMWare (Goodbye Garman).

    April 18, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
    • Q_Q

      I wrote at your post :P

      Also, I am on a migraton from ubiquity SJC with enscloud n_n Maybe they can put me in your node and I will slam it xD

      April 18, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
  46. KuJoe:

    I upgraded from OpenVZ to KVM and paid for the next month in advance for the discount. I’m still not giving up though, gotta have faith. ;)

    April 19, 2011 @ 12:50 am | Reply
  47. Macro:

    what faith?
    He’s gone and laughing at you all.
    Monday…..will be up….Eat your heart out.

    April 19, 2011 @ 1:17 am | Reply
    • KuJoe:

      Keep up the good work Mr. Negative Nancy.

      April 19, 2011 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  48. garmanonline.zendesk.com

    Note the footer:

    GarmanOnline Support — Support Ticket System by Zendesk THIS IS AN EXPIRED ZENDESK ACCOUNT.

    April 19, 2011 @ 2:57 am | Reply
    • Bad bad, this is the second or third time that he dissappear and have problems.

      April 19, 2011 @ 3:07 am | Reply
      • KuJoe:

        I’ve contacted Singlehop in hopes to get some information about the status of the servers (paid? cancelled? broke? etc…).

        April 19, 2011 @ 5:38 am | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          Good idea.

          April 19, 2011 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
        • john:

          so any reply from singlehop?

          April 19, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
        • KuJoe:

          They said they can’t tell me anything due to privacy laws. I knew they wouldn’t be able to give me specifics but I was hoping for something about possible issues with their servers or a hint to start processing a chargeback or something like that. :(

          April 20, 2011 @ 4:23 am | Reply
  49. Fastguy:

    Mine is also down :(

    April 19, 2011 @ 8:46 pm | Reply
  50. I guess all that remains to be done is the obituary.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1041564

    April 19, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Matt:

      I find it interesting that the community hasn’t taken more interest. If this would have been another provider we would have been sharpening the pitchforks and passing out the torches.

      I had gotten two VPS from Patrick when he ran his last offer.

      April 19, 2011 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
      • Because usually other providers flags have been raised before hand that they are less than honest.

        With Patrick, he’s a recognizable member of this community. I think and hope many of us are giving him the benefit of the doubt. Also looks a few comments up as he recently made an appearance. If he was cutting and running, I don’t think he would have done that. He would have been gone.

        I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. Gotta admit though I think he’s down for good but I would like to see what he has to say about the problem.

        A perfect example: We’re still waiting to hear why (I forgot who it was) erased all those VPSes a couple of weeks ago. They haven’t owned up to why it occurred, just that it did and it took them a few days to do so. I’d rather those folks get the sharpened end of the pitchfork then these folks. At least there’s communication here to some extend. There isn’t with that other provider.

        Maybe he found some hot blond. I know when Angie and I got together, we basically disappeared for about 3 weeks. :D

        April 19, 2011 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
        • Hot blond, or hit by a bus.

          Though I’m pissed I hope it’s a hot blond :)

          April 19, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
        • I like red heads myself. Especially ones with glasses.

          Of course it took about 6 months (and her telling me) that she died her hair.

          *sigh* Women. The ones who put all the mystery into life.

          April 19, 2011 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
        • Or a new born in the family. That took almost 3 months out of me. Twice.

          Yes he replied 4 days ago, but it was when the issue first occurred. I hope he hasn’t given up yet.

          April 19, 2011 @ 11:40 pm | Reply
      • He’s certainly a smooth talker — look at his “I won’t ever just ‘run'” post above. I don’t understand what motivates some people to be so blatantly dishonest.

        I believe this is the second time he’s done this. Hopefully the last here at LEB….

        April 19, 2011 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
        • How do you know he’s being dishonest? How do you know he’s actually taken a runner?

          Please kindly remember who’s writing this comment. It’s little old me. I’m the one who dislikes dishonestly, providers who can’t spell “Unlimited”, those who can’t even be bothered to set up WCHMS (or whatever the heck it’s called) correctly, can’t be bothered to set up a SSL cert, can;t be bothered to… and I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt.

          Yes, his stuff went down last time and yes he came back. That’s the main reason why I;m giving him the chance to fix what’s wrong.

          And if he does run, then he runs and we all know better next time.

          April 19, 2011 @ 9:49 pm | Reply
      • Snape:

        For some reason, people seem to really like Pat, despite his track record of shafting customers at every opportunity, the endless extended outages without explanation, et cetera.

        I have to give him credit – he persevered (perseveres?) where better men would give/would have given up. I will not at all be sad to see him depart the hosting industry, when that inevitability arises (if it hasn’t already), but I must admit that I’ve kind of enjoyed the whole endless “Garman Online is gone again” thing, much in the vein of “Oh my God, they killed Kenny”.

        To be completely honest, watching Pat fail and fail again has been far more enjoyable than the service he provided me, intermittently, when he could be bothered to pay the bills, for eight months or so.

        Pat, if you’re reading this, you’re clearly a charismatic and likeable guy who is horrible at finances and running a business. I think your talents, such as they are, are wasted in the hosting industry; there’s still time to form a messianic cult ahead of the 2012 EOTWAWKI and bilk a lot of customers^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hvictims out of their life savings, before disappearing with your fiancee to some place warm that doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the United States…

        April 19, 2011 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
        • Could have sworn it was only once. If it was more than once, would someone please provide references? Thanks.

          April 19, 2011 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
        • @drmike — see this and this on LowEndTalk.

          April 19, 2011 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
        • LOL EOTWAWKI!
          First time I read the term xD

          Well, for me this is done… Anyway, I will follow the status to see if this company will work again.

          April 20, 2011 @ 2:22 am | Reply
    • KuJoe:

      Found some additional contact information for him and his “partner”, thanks to Afraid.org. Looks like his partner jumped DNS after his servers went down.

      http://www.dailychanges.com/afraid.org/2011-04-17/

      http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showpost.php?p=7405584&postcount=6

      April 20, 2011 @ 4:34 am | Reply
      • Snape:

        I don’t know why you put “partner” in scare quotes – Cassie Hall is Pat’s fiancee.

        That being said, I think her switching to another provider for her business website on Sunday is a pretty good sign that Garman Online is no more.

        April 20, 2011 @ 5:58 am | Reply
        • KuJoe:

          I put partner is quotes because I didn’t know her relation to him other than they share the same address and both have an @garmanonline.com e-mail address.

          April 20, 2011 @ 6:39 am | Reply
  51. Matt:

    Honestly, I am not upset that the service went down. I only spent $4.95 total, and mainly because I wanted to try KVM. I usually monitor new servers for a while before putting anything on them, so they were empty at the time they went down.

    Patrick’s track record, as LEA pointed out is the main reason I hadn’t tried him sooner. Guru status will get you a long way, but four days is far too long though, you can’t put anything useful on a service I like that. I would still appreciate a status update.

    @drmike: I think that you’re referring to BurstNet, they recently nuked their client’s VPSs in their UK DC. I usually receive some sort of notification for them when there is a problem in one of their DCs.

    April 20, 2011 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  52. KuJoe:

    Looks like one of Patrick’s sites (hosted with Singlehop) is still online: WordPressHost.org

    Maybe this is a good sign since it appears Singlehop didn’t drop him as a client (i.e. he’s paying his bills which is the most common reason for hosts to go under).

    April 20, 2011 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  53. Mr_Five WenZ:

    My VPS also down starting from 21 April 2011 02:55 AM GMT +7
    My IP address : 184.154.62.xxx
    Where are you Patrick?

    April 21, 2011 @ 2:01 am | Reply
    • Mr_Five WenZ:

      Finally… Today I got a refund from PayPal (2Checkout.com) US$18.00

      April 28, 2011 @ 3:28 am | Reply
  54. Fastguy:

    I’ll give him a few more days and then say bye forever.

    April 21, 2011 @ 8:26 am | Reply
  55. Any news about Patrick?

    Today my VPS is up, UPP!!!!! Also his website is working again :P

    April 22, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Hmmm, my container was UP all the time. It seems this and the last hiccup were networking problems.

      April 22, 2011 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
    • Nevermind, is down again xD
      I will send him a mail.

      April 22, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  56. ocomiv:

    fucking garmanshit.. i’m waste my 2.19$, and lost data! stfu

    April 26, 2011 @ 12:18 am | Reply
    • Waassssaaaaaaaap niggaaaaaaaaa! LOL

      Backups… backups…

      April 26, 2011 @ 2:36 am | Reply
    • Fastguy:

      Well, I don’t think you’re sorry for the 2$, but sure it’s an issue if you lost data! For me, I didn’t lose any data but I lost 50 bucks since I paid last autumn for a year!

      April 26, 2011 @ 9:21 am | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        I also did pay for a year, but I contacted him, after I filled a dispute with paypal, and he honored the request and payed me back.

        April 26, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply
    • priceless:

      Priceless comment! hahah

      April 26, 2011 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  57. April 27, 2011 @ 8:40 am | Reply
  58. Dino Suarez:

    So when does the next batch of garman deals get posted?

    April 28, 2011 @ 3:57 am | Reply
  59. Raj:

    Find Doc Brown, go back to the future, back when Garminonline wasn’t a dead pool candidate :)

    April 28, 2011 @ 6:41 am | Reply
  60. Just saw that http://www.garmanonline.com came back “online”. However, extracted from the website:

    No more VPS hosting

    Unfortunately due to basically what sums up to A Series of Unfortunate Events, GarmanOnline will no longer be offering VPS hosting. I apologize to anyone who this causes an inconvenience for. This obviously is not something that was planned or any sort of “scam” considering refunds are still being made and will be made wherever necessary.

    We will still continue offering other hosting services, however VPS for the masses is not something we will continue offering.

    Still no explanation on the series of unfortunate events. It’s good that Patrick is doing the refunds, and all the best with his other business. But I guess that’s the end of GarmanOnline offers here.

    April 29, 2011 @ 2:30 am | Reply
    • RIP GarmanOnline

      April 29, 2011 @ 10:16 am | Reply
    • My previous offer of help for Garmanonline clients still stands. If you are looking to replace your VPS then take a look at my garmanonline refugee offer here http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/thehosthouse-2-97-256mb-kvm-vps-in-uk/#comment-29786

      April 29, 2011 @ 10:47 am | Reply
    • Well, so much for giving them the benefit of the doubt.

      April 29, 2011 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
    • CPS:

      farewell patrick. :) i lost KVM partner now.. hope we’ll get more KVM offer in the future.

      April 29, 2011 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
    • I wish Patrick did not show up here anymore.

      April 29, 2011 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
      • I can think of a dozen folks and providers that I wish the same. At least Patrick put forth an effort. Better than some we have here.

        April 29, 2011 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
        • Matt:

          Some, maybe, the majority, not. I can’t think of another provider on here that pulled a runner in less than two weeks.

          April 29, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
        • Yeah, a good man… BUT, I think still the clients (at least) and maybe we too, need an explanation.

          April 29, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          Yes indeed, specially because he accepted me as a new client, one day before his servers went down. He must have know something or just keeping up appearances? I did receive my money back, however I also would like to know what happened.

          April 29, 2011 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
        • circus:

          @SwordfishBE, Probably because he failed to gather enough customers and that failed dedicated offer thingie just make it worse for him.

          April 29, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
  61. innya:

    I don’t think that he has enough equity or able to raise enough equity to handle his business.

    He could not even refund earlier not provided server offer to a few people. So, I was wondering how he could manage another kvm offer.

    He got good intention at least.
    He also has his side job.

    April 29, 2011 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
    • Mr_Five WenZ:

      for me, Patrick, he is a nice guy… but he should give us more logic explanation about what happened to all VPS server…

      April 29, 2011 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  62. macro:

    Nice guy my ass, he’s a jerk.

    April 29, 2011 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
    • Yeah, your ass is a good boy xD

      April 29, 2011 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      He would be great for selling donkeysh*t as a cure for cancer.
      He is very good in selling his products. I think he is a nice guy. but doesn’t know a thing about running a business.
      I do wish him good luck. How does that expression go, third time’s the charm?

      April 30, 2011 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
      • Haha, you remembered me 2 phrases commonly used here in Mexico :P It seems that they aren’t so original as we believed n_n

        April 30, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
  63. macro:

    He refunded $1.75, will cover my french fries.

    May 1, 2011 @ 5:57 am | Reply
  64. Sonic:

    Garman dead!

    May 1, 2011 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
  65. — Haven’t read above so if you get upset because I don’t respond to any questions or comments you posted thats why.

    All refunds should have been made, some refunds for those who paid a while back through PayPal ran into some issues in getting the refund made… will get it back ASAP. If you haven’t received your refund please send payment information to support@garmanonline.com so your refund can be arranged.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

    May 9, 2011 @ 10:48 am | Reply
    • Blue:

      This is a joke.

      I could have lived with poor performance and with network speed not being as advertised. Having prepaid for the whole year upfront, I had no choice but to stay with him. After he went down I sent a email asking about ETA. I got no reply. On his homepage later he put that he’d be processing refunds. I’ve contacted him multiple times wanting to receive the refund for the unused service. Got no reply to neither one of sent mails.

      This guy has SCAM SCAM SCAM written all over him.

      June 7, 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
  66. Deeker:

    GarmanOnline and Patrick Garman, pmgarman, whatever is a HILARIOUS joke…this guy took my money, and I’d like it back. He abandoned a project three months in and gave me a blank WordPress template. He’s unreliable, incompetent, and obviously can’t finish a simple project. If anyone has any additional ways to contact him aside from the “telephone numbers” on his website, please let me know. He deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope he uses the money he scams from customers to buy an actual cellphone, but that would force him to be reliable.

    October 25, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply

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