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Gidux – $5.95 128MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 20, 2011 @ 1:40 pm, by LowEndAdmin
Updated November 2011: Gidux.com website is no longer resolvable since 23 October. Looks like a dead provider to me.

Gidux Via this WHT offer. Gidux “provides high-quality web hosting services at an affordable rate”, and their VPS packages starts from $5.95/month. Here is what you will get:

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 12GB storage
  • 128GB/month data transfer at 16Mbps
  • 2 IP addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers are with Ubiquity Server in Chicago. Gidux started in February 2010 (almost 1 year old). Good price if it was still back in 2008 :)

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.

18 Comments

  1. Critic:

    OpenVZ (probably oversold) VPS with 128 for almost $6.00? Darn, that’s a big rip off, there should be a RAM limit for budget VPs.

    January 21, 2011 @ 12:23 am | Reply
  2. On the other hand, this might be a responsible host who is not massively overselling and overcrowding their nodes, but instead providing realistic resources for the price. Hard to believe, but there’s a few hosts that do that :) Ramhost is a classic example — and this plan from Gidux is comparable to Ramhost’s $5 plan with a bit more storage and an extra IP.

    Just sayin’…

    January 21, 2011 @ 1:04 am | Reply
    • Critic:

      Nah, hosts with OpenVZ usually oversell :) Also, what’s up with 128GB/month data transfer at 16Mbps? Although these guys might not be overselling, I still wouldn’t trust a OpenVZ setup, nor would I pay that expensive price for a box that could only probably host one moderate traffic site… or just a test environment (I could get same specs with openVZ, with good quality, for $15/year).

      January 21, 2011 @ 1:31 am | Reply
      • Well I disagree with everything you say :) but I won’t argue. Partly because it’s off-topic here but mostly because I don’t like to argue :)

        January 21, 2011 @ 1:44 am | Reply
        • Critic:

          *Shrug* OpenVZ is so cheap, I wonder why. If you want not overloaded, but oversold specs, then get VPS from other companies, those that offer like 512 MB RAM for like $3-$5 much more affordable and will out perform this tiny little blimp.

          January 21, 2011 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
        • @Critic

          Amazing that you seem to live in an alternate reality! To avoid overselling you recommend that we find the cheapest plan with the most resources, and you use the phrase “tiny blimp” which I think is an oxymoron (personally I’ve never seen or heard of a tiny inflated airship).

          I’m always open to new ideas!

          January 21, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
        • Critic:

          Yes, use 512 MB because that is also in OpenVZ, might as well get more resources, because if 512 MB is oversold, your still likely to get at least 128 MB of the RAM, if not more.

          January 21, 2011 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
        • The amount of RAM you have is only one part of the equation; equally important is your ability to read/write data to disk — disk I/O.

          Disk I/O is the achilles heel of OpenVZ, especially for over-allocated OpenVZ nodes. If your application cannot efficiently read/write to/from disk then it suffers. A text file takes seconds to open, mysql queries take seconds to complete (mysql is dependent on disk I/O).

          A VPS provider who offers relatively more expensive plans is able to maintain a lower density of users-per-host-node. Which typically means lower disk I/O for the node and much better performance for you.

          Yes, you need RAM to run your site. But even with a brazilian MB of RAM, your site will still be dead slow if your cannot efficiently read/write to disk.

          You have a much better chance of getting good disk performance from A VPS provider selling a small package for $6 than from a provider selling a big package for $6. The latter HAS to oversell/overcrowd to make it profitable. The former can be responsible in how VPSs are deplaoyed and still make money.

          January 21, 2011 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
        • ZTEC:

          You must be kidding me, the average internet connection in my country varies from 60mbit to 120mbit — just a simple houseconnection. Why on earth would I pay for this VPS.

          Just because it’s expensive and odd doesn’t make it of higher quality.

          January 27, 2011 @ 12:22 am | Reply
        • @ZTEC — hey calm down :) Count yourself lucky with such a speedy connection. This VPS is located in Chicago so maybe that’s a 3rd world place to you :)

          My Internet connection is piss poor 4Mbps on a crappy copper line, and I am already considerably lucky comparing to some of my countrymen.

          January 27, 2011 @ 1:42 am | Reply
      • Wow, prejudiced much? If the offer is not for you, move along, nothing for you to see here. But your blanket statement of all OpenVZ is oversold is just making you look ignorant (probably). See how I did that ;)

        And so what if OpenVZ providers oversell,as long as they do not overload. Overselling != overloading

        January 21, 2011 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

      RamHost sites makes me puke.

      January 21, 2011 @ 8:03 am | Reply
      • Ouch! That must play havoc with the keyboard. Try putting it in the dishwasher for 5 minutes on the “gentle” cycle. And I’d recommend a liquid detergent rather than the powered kind — less chance of leaving grit behind. Please post back and let us know how it goes.

        January 21, 2011 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
      • We don’t see RAM Host here often at LowEndBox, because they are usually sold out, and Rob M does not pester me with emails every couple of days (whereas some featured here DO!)

        However they were ranked #2 in our last quarter’s poll for a reason — because they are GOOD I guess :)

        January 22, 2011 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
      • We like to do our best :)

        We’re working on the sold out issues – we’re in the middle of major hardware and network upgrades (getting IPv6 ready and replacing a couple dozen of our old core2duo’s with Xeons) which is primarily the reason for why we’re sold out more often than we’d like.

        And if you think our current website looks bad you should’ve seen what our previous website looked like. We may hire a designer to make a new site later in the year instead of designing things ourselves (as you can tell web design isn’t what we do). We focus more on providing a good service to our clients and have neglected our public image a bit. But we’re honored that we came in as the 2nd best host of 2010 – our quality service speaks for itself – and it’s about to get even better :)

        Cheers.

        January 24, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
    • John:

      Responsible hosts use Xen.

      January 21, 2011 @ 10:17 am | Reply
      • Craig:

        huh ? where, what host ?

        January 21, 2011 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
      • Critic:

        Where is the like button?

        January 21, 2011 @ 9:58 pm | Reply

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