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Updatde June 2011 — IntelliServe’s website stops resolving on 26 May 2011, although according to Jonathan’s statement on WHT it is now under the new owner. No matter what, FAIL.

IntelliServe Via this WHT offer. IntelliServe is a recently established hosting provider that is currently having a 20% off sale, when you use the promo code 20off. Their VPS plans start at £2.39/month (~USD$3.91) after the discount. Direct sign up link.

  • 256MB guaranteed/768MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer
  • 2x IPv4 + 5,000 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

They have their servers in the Republic of Moldova, which is a small East European country. You can use their website’s IP ( to test the route. “IntelliServe Solutions Ltd” however, is owned by Jonathan in Leeds UK. Company No. 07606823 that was only incorporated last month. Both NS on the same box, and it does look a bit weird using a .org domain name to conduct business. From this WHT forum thread it seems they are only “starting out” in this VPS hosting business.

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  1. I’m a customer of intelliServe and can only really say good things about them, yes they are a new company however they don’t act like it, so far they’ve given better support than any other company I’ve used for my business.
    Also you say that their use of a ‘.org’ TLD is wierd to conduct business, but I have a few .org myself – .Org TLD’s are open to commercial and non-commercial sites, your blog basically ignores that?

    May 6, 2011 @ 9:58 am | Reply
    • *.org’s were originally created for non profit organizations. In fact for a while, you actually had to prove your non profit status before you could get one, much like how *.edu’s operate, but that requirement didn’t last long.

      For some folks, mostly old schoolers like myself and it appears LEA, to use a *.org for a commercial purpose is on the same level of using a church to run one of Hugh Hefner’s parties. You can do it but be aware that folks will question the ethics of doing so.

      May 6, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        In the UK, an college email address (.sch.uk and .ac.uk and some others), are still limited to schools and their students.

        IT gives you some really nice discounts *cough* Apple *cough*

        May 6, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
        • Here in the States, 10 bucks can get you an email address from a certain highly regarded Ivy League school that shall remain nameless.

          May 6, 2011 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
        • It used to be free in the US, probably still is but I have no idea, is .us for k12.state.us and ci.state.us for K-12 and city. At work we do DNS for rockhill.ci.sc.us

          May 7, 2011 @ 3:04 am | Reply
        • Other way around, but I was close. ci.city.state.us i.e. ci.rockhill.sc.us

          May 7, 2011 @ 3:05 am | Reply
      • Live:

        and how do I get it?

        May 7, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
      • Antony:


        intelliserve.eu is available.
        Could have been a better choice & would have sounded better for a europe base company..

        May 7, 2011 @ 11:19 am | Reply
        • cowabunga:

          Moldova is not in the European Union.

          May 7, 2011 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
        • Moldova is not in the European Union.

          It’s working on it though. :)

          May 7, 2011 @ 9:45 pm | Reply
        • rds100:

          Actually not being in the EU has some benefits – i.e. not having to charge VAT from EU customers.
          But since the legal company is in UK and not in Moldova they still have to charge and pay the VAT i guess.

          May 8, 2011 @ 7:19 am | Reply
        • Christian:

          @drmike I don’t think Moldova will be ever a part of the EU :)

          May 8, 2011 @ 11:15 am | Reply
        • Antony:

          @cowabunga the company is from the UK, and moldova might not be part of the EU crap, but it can be seen as part of the geographical ‘europe’ zone anyway.. :)

          May 10, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
    • From Wikipedia entry of .org,

      The org domain was one of the original top-level domains, with com, edu, gov, mil and net, established in January 1985. It was originally intended for non-profit organizations or organizations of a non-commercial character that did not meet the requirements for other gTLDs.

      Yes I noted the “originally” there, and how these days with all these dodgy domain squatters and SEOs which make registering a useful domain that matches your business name nearly impossible. But if I just look at the domain by itself, I will think that it’s a not for profit organization.

      May 7, 2011 @ 9:19 am | Reply
  2. LittleGuy:

    Moldova? That is so awesome!

    May 6, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
  3. ab:

    probably at this supercheap provider https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1042660

    May 6, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      You are right (just whois the test IP), but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

      May 6, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  4. Christian:

    Moldova? Interesting, but really insecure I think.

    May 6, 2011 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  5. Antony:

    @Christian: Why wouldn’t it be secure?

    That’s a nice location though, good to see some diversity!

    May 6, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
  6. How can you say a whole country is unsecure? LOL

    May 6, 2011 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
  7. keith:

    Signed up for one, took 10 minutes to set up.
    No https for the control panel.
    4 cores of 2800Mhz
    ipv6 not working on setup, will have to do a support ticket tomorrow.
    They’re not on business premises, Google maps shows that the Leeds address is in a block of high rise flats, I’ve even been past it on the Leeds-Bradford bus.
    Decided to give the yearly plan a miss.

    May 6, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Antony:

      Hum the no-https sucks, but well nixcom and other that are in the business for a longer time still didn’t understand how important it was/is…

      I hope that they will add one pretty soon (even self signed certificate would be better than nothing!) but that’s not encouraging..

      Does anybody knows if those guys are from the UK or from Moldova?

      May 6, 2011 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
    • Hello Keith.

      Since then we’ve reconfigured automatic setup and enabled it for new account sign-ups, so now that 10 minutes is turned into 10 seconds.

      SolusVM has it’s own built-in authentication systems which highly-encrypt all data sent and also prevents session-highjacking, so an SSL wouldn’t create any extra security.
      We do however have full SSL enabled on our billing system and throughout the site.

      As for IPv6, we have to manually generate these 100 at a time,
      At the time of your order we had none generated, so the system didn’t assign any to your account.
      I’ve now added some, and will add as many as you need upon request.

      Regarding the business address status, No we don’t have full premises, as we don’t need them. We do have rented office space in Leeds City, however any mail sent to this would simply be given an RTS, because of this the government requires us to provide an address, so my personal home address is listed and available for all to see, I have nothing to hide and we provide a good honest service, as all of our current clients will know.

      Thank you.


      May 6, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
      • Could you give me a ipv6 test address? Is this native or tunneled ipv6?
        Also on what AS-network are both ipv4 and ipv6 located?

        May 7, 2011 @ 7:52 am | Reply
      • Antony:

        Well, if you have to connect unencrypted to SolusVM & send your password in plain text – readable by anybody sniffing over the internet then the shit can be encrypted inside SolusVM, I really can’t say it’s secure, as I really can’t say that it wouldn’t add a layer of security to add an https/ssl for this task (as some providers do!)

        May 7, 2011 @ 7:54 am | Reply
      • SolusVM has it’s own built-in authentication systems which highly-encrypt all data sent and also prevents session-highjacking, so an SSL wouldn’t create any extra security.

        There you go. The master of cryptography speaks. Bruce Schneier watch out! Some kind of unverified strong cipher inside the plain text HTTP protocol which makes AES256 grade crypto stream unnecessary! Wow!

        May 7, 2011 @ 9:24 am | Reply
        • Antony:

          Yeah that’s pretty scaring…

          Then it’s pretty hard to decide to trust them as a provider…

          (Well, anyway it’s hard to go with a provider who can’t provide SSL for SolusVM though)

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:12 am | Reply
        • I can;t tell if that’s sarcasm or not.

          SolusVM may have built in security but if that little lock in the lower right is showing up as yellow, damn if I’m going to put in my information. Just went through this with Starbucks as their feedback/comment form is unsecure. They told me it was but yet the icon was off.

          May 7, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Why so much complications with individual /128 addresses? You got /64 from DC atleast, correct? Can’t you give to customers /96 or ATLEAST /112 to avoid all this necessary work and further requests?
        People should stop thinking about IPv6 like IPv4. It’s not like you would spare anything. It’s just more work and complications with individual addresses requests.

        May 7, 2011 @ 11:16 am | Reply
        • rm:

          It might be not technically possible at the moment with OpenVZ/SolusVM.

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:47 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          @rm yeah, through solus not, but if you need manually to generate every IP… isn’t easier and faster way to manually add some smaller subnet directly to VPS instead bothering with generating individual addresses everytime when someone want them. And then again when people want them more, etc..
          It’s also easier to keep track of IPv6 addresses if you add into each subnet for customers their VPS instance number as example: 0101:0:0/96, 0102:0:0/96, 0103:0:0/96 …

          May 7, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Your “As for IPv6, we have to manually generate these 100 at a time” makes your 5,000 IPv6 per user like a complete unrealistic nonsense. It’s not like anyone would need 5,000 IPv6 addresses but still… I don’t understand why some hosts complicate that much with individual addresses while others easily give /64 subnet or so.

        May 7, 2011 @ 11:25 am | Reply
        • That’s actually a great idea,
          Seems to be the best option, thankyou.
          And yes we got a /64.

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply
    • Can you let us know when/if the realy have their ipv6 working?

      May 7, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply
      • Keith:

        Yes, it’s not working yet.

        May 7, 2011 @ 10:37 am | Reply
        • Replied to your ticket and working on this,

          A test IPv6 is 2a00:1dc0:2000:1::9415:e5e
          Could some IPv6 enabled people have a test of this for me?

          Thank you,

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:29 am | Reply
        • Tracing route to 2a00:1dc0:2000:1::9415:e5e over a maximum of 30 hops 
            4   193 ms   193 ms   202 ms  10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.par2.he.net [2001:470
            5   206 ms   234 ms   238 ms  10gigabitethernet4-1.core1.fra1.he.net [2001:470
            6   215 ms   232 ms   204 ms  bb.ipv6.exchange.decix.anc.starnet.md [2001:7f8:
            7   243 ms   242 ms   251 ms  br01.vlan998.ipv6.md.core.starnet.md [2a01:320:0
            8   243 ms   243 ms   250 ms  2a01:320:0:5::1
            9   242 ms   272 ms   251 ms  ex-trabia.ipv6.starnet.md [2a01:320:0:2::2]
           10  Destination host unreachable.
          Trace complete.
          Pinging 2a00:1dc0:2000:1::9415:e5e with 32 bytes of data:
          Destination host unreachable.
          Destination host unreachable.
          May 7, 2011 @ 11:35 am | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:
          11  20gigabitethernet4-3.core1.fra1.he.net (2001:7f8::1b1b:0:1)  38.403 ms  29.503 ms  30.533 ms
          12  bb.ipv6.exchange.decix.anc.starnet.md (2001:7f8::7a14:0:1)  32.241 ms  30.959 ms  29.932 ms
          13  br01.vlan998.ipv6.md.core.starnet.md (2a01:320:0:4::1)  69.772 ms  68.533 ms  68.240 ms
          14  2a01:320:0:5::1 (2a01:320:0:5::1)  69.763 ms  69.698 ms  70.146 ms
          15  ex-trabia.ipv6.starnet.md (2a01:320:0:2::2)  70.523 ms  68.668 ms  69.026 ms
          16  ex-trabia.ipv6.starnet.md (2a01:320:0:2::2)  3082.209 ms !H  3081.113 ms !H  3082.118 ms !H
           5  10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.ams1.he.net (2001:470:0:3f::2)  9.160 ms  9.163 ms  9.193 ms
           6  bb.ipv6.exchange.amsix.starnet.md (2001:7f8:1::a503:1252:1)  15.376 ms  14.892 ms  15.301 ms
           7  br01.vlan998.ipv6.md.core.starnet.md (2a01:320:0:4::1)  53.259 ms  53.310 ms  53.290 ms
           8  2a01:320:0:5::1 (2a01:320:0:5::1)  71.396 ms  53.368 ms  52.855 ms
           9  ex-trabia.ipv6.starnet.md (2a01:320:0:2::2)  53.556 ms  53.537 ms  53.514 ms
          10  ex-trabia.ipv6.starnet.md (2a01:320:0:2::2)  2788.311 ms !H  2788.275 ms !H  2788.262 ms !H

          not working :)

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply
        • Keith:

          Local ipv6 in the server appears to work

          root@server:~# traceroute6 ::1
          traceroute to ::1 (::1), 30 hops max, 80 byte packets
          1 localhost (::1) 0.026 ms 0.006 ms 0.006 ms

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:51 am | Reply
      • Results

        C:\Users\DL2>tracert 2a00:1dc0:2000:1::9415:e5e
        Tracing route to 2a00:1dc0:2000:1::9415:e5e over a maximum of 30 hops
          1   104 ms   109 ms   109 ms  2002:c058:6301::1
          2   138 ms   109 ms   129 ms  2001:1488::1
          3   128 ms   109 ms   109 ms  2001:1478:13:2::1
          4   138 ms   128 ms   119 ms  2001:1478:0:d::2
          5   168 ms   109 ms   139 ms  20gigabitethernet4-3.core1.fra1.he.net [2001:7f8::1b1b:0:1]
          6   158 ms   119 ms   119 ms  bb.ipv6.exchange.decix.anc.starnet.md [2001:7f8::7a14:0:1]
          7   218 ms   159 ms   159 ms  br01.vlan998.ipv6.md.core.starnet.md [2a01:320:0:4::1]
          8   188 ms   159 ms   159 ms  2a01:320:0:5::1
          9   168 ms   169 ms   159 ms  ex-trabia.ipv6.starnet.md [2a01:320:0:2::2]
         10  Destination host unreachable.
        May 7, 2011 @ 11:35 am | Reply
        • Thank you!
          I actually don’t think SolusVM is doing anything with these, it seems to be assigning them as a name, but setting up no routing,
          I’ll sort this today.

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:38 am | Reply
        • Have you Enabled IPv6 in the kernel?

          because looking at the trace the actual ip’s dont get to the HN

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:41 am | Reply
        • Running through the steps now,
          This should have been done for us already,
          But no harm in checking!

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:46 am | Reply
  8. ab:

    uk kids leasing budget dedicated servers

    May 7, 2011 @ 12:17 am | Reply
    • Excuse me?
      Our servers are far from budget,
      And I’m far from a kid.
      I’d ask to not to make assumptions like that.

      May 7, 2011 @ 12:46 am | Reply
    • @ab

      Does it matter if he is a kid or not? Age is not necessarily to do with it. Look for example that RackVM ben he must have been 20+ and you all know what happened there.

      May 7, 2011 @ 6:56 am | Reply
      • Christian:

        I do think kids can ran a business, however there is big thing, which worries me about this. Kids are not liable for anything, so they can just damage other people business without any consequence.

        May 7, 2011 @ 7:36 am | Reply
        • True. But people need to stop stereotyping younger people. I could name 10 people without thinking who started business when they where younger who are Successful at what they do.

          May 7, 2011 @ 7:48 am | Reply
      • Thankyou, And I’m 19…
        Not necessarily a kid.

        All of our staff ARE students though, within tech or business.
        I personally have recently completed a professional boxing stint. (Jonathan Oakey on google)


        May 7, 2011 @ 11:19 am | Reply
        • LOL u have your own wikipedia page too.

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:25 am | Reply
        • JayJay you are a VIP!

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:30 am | Reply
        • Harbinger:

          Good luck with the business. I am only couple of miles away from leeds, I have spent many an hour with clients at the Josephs Well office block just across the road from you.

          May 7, 2011 @ 11:31 am | Reply
        • Take that back he made the wikipedia page himself. (Didnt know this was allowed on Wikipedia)


          May 18, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply
        • It also appears he is a violent person who issues threats as below.

          “How the system works, is you don’t troll in the thread of a professional boxer who lives not far from you when your”

          Lets clarify. Where does say your a professional boxer. Your fake wikipedia page?

          May 18, 2011 @ 10:42 am | Reply
        • Daniel, have you nothing better to do than make up bullshit? – I didn’t make that page, as Wikipedia records show, if you know anything about wiki you’ll know how fast they take bullshit off.
          The page isn’t fake, it doesn’t need to be because yes I have a job, and no Daniel trolling on LEB and stalking people isn’t a job.
          The truth is, I don’t care what you think, I got my career and everything I need, at 19 I have a car, a house, 2 dogs and an fiance, what you got, oh yes LEB.
          I don’t aim to get people to believe me, and those aren’t threats I make, If you come visit me soon I’ll explain in further detail to you.


          May 25, 2011 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
        • Daniel Meah
          12 The Green
          L13 4BX

          Thank you, now continue Daniel…

          May 25, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Someone certainly acts like a kid, I’m going to be naughty and say you’re less mature then me from the looks of your post, and im 16 FYI.

          May 25, 2011 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
        • No reason to swear that’s just proved you lost…

          At the end of the day I think its fake and that’s my opinion. I also think attempting to sell your company and less than 2 days not selling it is bad and proves what you are in the game for. I quick buck. You don’t deserve to have any clients. My guess is you will be the next Ben Harper. And I am glad you are not happy what I think because I couldn’t care any less if u did or didn’t this is to make everyone else aware not yourself.

          May 25, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
        • @

          I actualy live in Formby so once again your address details are incorrect.

          May 25, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
        • Maturity is nothing to do with this, the fact is I don’t have to put up with your jealous crap.
          16 and already a complete prick? – what a great start you’ve made, I suggest you spend less time on LEB and Forums and actually go out and find a future, because right now I see nothing successful from you.
          I don’t care about intelliServe, It was sold days ago and I’m returning to my career, simply because it earns me more than web-hosting ever will.
          As for you, you seriously need to find some kind of hobby, By your internet activity I can already tell you don’y have a girlfriend, probably the one who struggles with socialisation, maybe you should work on that instead of leaving your fat little ass in front of your computer all day.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
        • Why is he a “complete prick” He is just showing how stupid you are.

          “It was sold days ago and I’m returning to my career, simply because it earns me more than web-hosting ever will”

          What your wannabe fake boxing career. GROW UP!

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
        • I was talking to you actually Daniel Meah, I was thinking he was you, it’s you who’s the prick who needs to actually develop a social life.
          If it was fake I would have linked/advertised it?
          I didn’t, you personally found it and posted here that I had a page, if you’d of said nothing I wouldn’t have mentioned wikipedia.
          Anyway I’m off, because some of us have a life outside of our computer screens, good luck with your weak excuse of a life.
          Also http://evservers.co.uk/ – fail, intelliServe may not have done the job but everyone knows you don’t ever allow sample pages to stay live for SEO, what a complete fag you are.
          Maybe you should try doing something with that rather than ogling at other peoples ventures.
          For the record, I think your a complete ass, I have no interest in reading or responding to your posts because in all fairness, you come across as a complete paedophile/child abuser.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
        • Clearly you failed because i own and run over 500 domains


          Just to name a few.

          “Anyway I’m off, because some of us have a life outside of our computer screens, good luck with your weak excuse of a life.”

          Before you make silly comments like that get some facts first.

          “what a complete fag you are”

          Now your calling me gay. hahahahahah if u did know about my Social life u would know i dislike “Gays”

          “For the record, I think your a complete ass,”

          Thanks. :)

          “you come across as a complete paedophile/child abuser.”

          LOL sorry but you are full of shit (had to swear there it warranted it)

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          intelliServe are you really 19? Well, 19 isn’t that much but still… you act like immature 14 years old child. It’s not that I care for Daniel or anyone around but what the hell his address is doing here? Threating? I am not here to insult you but you gave impression like completely immature child with attitudinal issues. The last thing we care for is someone’s home address unless that’s office of our vps hosting company.

          @lowendbox admin, I suggest you to erase private address of Daniel as he don’t represent here any hosting company but post opinion solely as a private person. It’s unapropriate post.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
        • I wouldn’t advertise FirstNetServ if I were you, it’s seen to be under pretty heavy investigation for tax evasion, as you’ve been DBA but yet you’ve filed no tax accounts, and still operating, so good luck with that.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
        • This is not about FirstNetServ this is about you talking BS.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
        • I talk no bullshit my socially challenged friend, as said, go ask amir khan, or ellery hanley, the ex england rugby captain with an MBE (my uncle).
          Also look on boxrec, the official boxing records.
          See in boxing, everything is proven.
          Anyway, I bid you all farewell, oh except for you daniel, I’ll certainly be seeing you soon, and take that as a threat if you like, either way I’m going to make you swallow your teeth in the very near future.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:34 pm | Reply
        • lol. Make sure you turn up to the right address. Can press charges against you then you vile criminal.

          “either way I’m going to make you swallow your teeth in the very near future.”

          Hahaha you know nowt about me.

          p.s dont call me you’r friend i dont associate with criminals

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:39 pm | Reply
        • ab:

          Okay, I normally don’t post and I’m not in this but neither of you are acting professional at all, and assault/death threats are not a thing to be joking about.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
        • @ab

          Would you act professional if you had a lunatic issuing threats.

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
        • We are cavemen, all of us.
          1000s of years ago, if one caveman annoyed another caveman, he’d most likely get speared or bashed to death with a rock.

          The only difference now is there’s a weak force that warns against this, yet now spears and rocks are guns and knives, however many get around this force freely and easily and live happily.

          The moral of this story is, if you spoke to me like this face-to-face, I’d put you through the floor, as would most. The internet is no different, don’t be naive and believe you can really hide behind a router.

          As many will notice, you are the only person I’ve been negative towards. this is because you also trolled in my thread on WHT, which lead to you been warned by the staff, you then came on here and tried to do the same, but I won’t take your shit, if you’re big enough to type crap you’re big enough to know and accept any consequences.

          May 25, 2011 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
        • Don’t be stupid no one acts like that. Maybe where you live they do. But normal people don’t.

          “Which lead to you been warned by the staff”

          So were you :)

          “You then came on here and tried to do the same”

          I actually defended your company and yourself to start with as I didn’t like the way people where acting towards age. It was you who turned into an ass when I offered you a small amount of cash for your company. I think I understand where your violent attitude comes from It’s your Career (Not proven) which is naturally a violent sport. I mean what other sport assaults people for the sake of it. You need to learn that your Career (Not Proven) and life are different you can’t just go around Issuing threats unless you want to end up in prison.

          May 25, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          “Maturity is nothing to do with this, the fact is I don’t have to put up with your jealous crap.
          16 and already a complete prick? – what a great start you’ve made, I suggest you spend less time on LEB and Forums and actually go out and find a future, because right now I see nothing successful from you.
          I don’t care about intelliServe, It was sold days ago and I’m returning to my career, simply because it earns me more than web-hosting ever will.
          As for you, you seriously need to find some kind of hobby, By your internet activity I can already tell you don’y have a girlfriend, probably the one who struggles with socialisation, maybe you should work on that instead of leaving your fat little ass in front of your computer all day.”

          No, I don’t have a girlfriend (and i’m not gay either). I don’t have a social life and struggle hard with one, but you should really watch yourself before you say things like that.

          I’m not fat. In-fact even though I am under 18, I’m an advanced PHP programmer and Unix Guru,

          May 26, 2011 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  9. None of our staff are below 18,
    Certainly not ‘UK Kids’

    May 7, 2011 @ 12:48 am | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      Being a Kid isn’t an age, its a mental status.

      May 25, 2011 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
  10. Pete:

    Is the 20% discount recurring ?

    May 7, 2011 @ 7:24 am | Reply
  11. And to add, yes we are a very new company,
    We’re hitting the ground running, and doing what we can.

    As a company we all want to succeed, and we will be around for a long time as you’ll see.

    To sum up, support us, or don’t, however we won’t ever give reason to dislike us. (I’d prefer the support us part.) lol

    May 7, 2011 @ 11:27 am | Reply
    • Seems to be doing better than some of the providers we see around here….

      May 7, 2011 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
  12. John_R:

    Leeds? Bloody LEEDS?

    Next you’ll be telling me they offer dediboxes in Loncolnshire…

    May 7, 2011 @ 11:43 am | Reply
  13. ab:

    use https, port 5656 solusvm.

    May 8, 2011 @ 1:50 am | Reply
  14. We’re changing the SolusVM port today, at the same time we’ll be adding a Self-Signed SSL.

    Thankyou all for the feedback.

    May 8, 2011 @ 3:21 am | Reply
    • Just get a cheap SSL will save people adding security exceptions.

      Take a look at name cheap.

      May 8, 2011 @ 4:38 am | Reply
      • Free StartCom SSL… that is cheap xD

        May 8, 2011 @ 6:46 am | Reply
        • CPS:

          this is only me or the startssl regulation is changing? a couple month (already 1 year maybe) ago i’m very sure the free ssl is only for individual/non-profit organization. but today i can’t find that requirement.

          May 13, 2011 @ 12:15 am | Reply
        • I believe this is what you;’re looking for:


          May 13, 2011 @ 12:19 am | Reply
        • CPS:

          ah,, yes.. thanks.. (vote up if we’re on LET) :p right now i’m still using positivessl for my billing and cacert for all my panel.

          i’m out of idea which ssl i should buy because this post http://pastebin.com/74KXCaEZ :p

          May 13, 2011 @ 1:07 am | Reply
        • PositiveSSL is only like $9.95 for a year..
          Good browser compatability too,
          One issue though, is they seem to take a while renewing a new certificate for a hostname change, had to get onto live chat to push them forward.

          May 14, 2011 @ 10:34 am | Reply
  15. blacky:

    IntelliServe site is down. What’s happened?

    May 10, 2011 @ 12:20 am | Reply
    • LMAO they aint dead allready are they.

      May 10, 2011 @ 12:35 am | Reply
    • No we’re not dead…
      We were looking at switching Apache for Litespeed, which failed badly as it didn’t seem to want to work with out hardening config.

      Decided to leave it for now to avoid any more issues.

      May 10, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
      • Litespeed you are joking right? That has to be probably the worst WEBSERVER possible. Everyone here will use nginx :)

        May 10, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
        • I don;t know if I would call it the worse webserver. I mean I used iPlanet in the past…

          May 10, 2011 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          No, I think the Worst Webserver Award has to goto IIS. Charging people for wanting to run a website (for something open-source software does for free and better), damn Microsoft went low again.

          May 25, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
        • Actually I had to run IIS for a bit due to one of the softwares we ran. Wasn’t bad once you got all of the frontpage extensions and whatnot deleted.

          May 26, 2011 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
      • blacky:

        If your site is down how will your customers communicate with the support?

        May 10, 2011 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
      • @Daniel @ LowEndTalk

        Do you expect anything different from microsoft?

        May 25, 2011 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
  16. Is the ipv6 now already working?
    The test ipv6 you have a few days ago still doesn’t respond to pings nor does a traceroute get to it….

    May 11, 2011 @ 7:30 am | Reply
  17. arkox:

    Servers down? No ping from vps/intelliserve :(

    May 11, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
    • leo:

      Down since 6 hours ago (sort of).

      May 12, 2011 @ 2:08 am | Reply
      • mine is up now but both rsa key and root password have been changed. seems they are totally down.

        May 12, 2011 @ 4:50 am | Reply
        • that’s horrible :X Are you able to get into the control panel?


          May 12, 2011 @ 5:35 am | Reply
        • I tried to log in the control panel but failed with:

          Username/Password Invalid!
          All invalid login attempts are logged. Too many failed attempts will result in your ip address being blacklisted.

          May 12, 2011 @ 6:28 am | Reply
      • Keith:

        Mine’s back up with the ssh key, password & port changed back to 22.
        Unable to access the control panel.
        Client area url shows

        Site error: the file /home/intelli/public_html/clients/includes/dbfunctions.php requires the ionCube PHP Loader ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so to be installed by the site administrator.

        May 12, 2011 @ 6:02 am | Reply
        • rds100:

          They probably tried to update the server, hosed it and then reinstalled it – just my wild guess.

          May 12, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
        • @rds100

          Then they should notice their consumers even before they began updating the server. But I didn’t receive one yet, AFTER the down time for so long.

          May 12, 2011 @ 6:44 am | Reply
  18. blacky:

    I’ve found a funny seal at the index of intelliserve about uptime, it indicates 100% uptime but if I click on it to verify I get 404 error. Do you beleive that they have 100% uptime?

    May 12, 2011 @ 6:52 am | Reply
  19. Hey guys,

    We are still here, but during an emergency reboot last night the server failed to boot correctly. We contacted the datacentre who initiated a physical reboot for us. After this, the server did come back up, but it appeared that, whilst all of our containers remained, they had been emptied of all data.

    We are trying to get to the bottom of the issue, as there is no way a standard reboot should result in the server wiping itself.

    I apologise for the inconvenience caused, and we have attempted to notify people through WHT and a newly created Twitter account. We hope to have answers for you soon, and of course all clients that decide to stick with us will receive compensation (for example a free month or server upgrade etc)

    May 12, 2011 @ 9:58 am | Reply
    • I dont think thats possible, A system doesn’t delete all data after a reboot. maybe temp files yes but not all. Think of a better excuse next time :)

      May 12, 2011 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
      • Christian:

        You don’t know what exactly happaned, however a I do think that it is strange aswell.

        May 12, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
      • rm:

        Various things are possible, e.g. I know of a case when a datacenter staff needed to wipe a dedicated server, and pulled a wrong one from the rack…

        May 12, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
        • Every data center is like that.

          May 12, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
        • :o

          May 12, 2011 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
        • Yeah, I can bet quite a few have done it to be honest, I bet they don’t cover for losses though!

          May 12, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
        • Yeh but he said it was rebooted Not REINSTALLED. At most what should have happened is you have a realy bad system corruption.

          May 12, 2011 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        haha, maybe they stored all user data in /tmp.

        May 25, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
  20. Truthfully this has baffled us,
    The initialisation was simply a paused reboot command,
    We didn’t inform clients because what should have occured is a 60-70s reboot with all files and processes left how they were.
    Personally, I don’t see how it’s possible…
    SolusVM returned with details of clients and containers, yet upon looking these were empty, it’s really seems as if the HDD was simply unplugged, however nothing in the logs… Completely baffling.

    At this time, we have a techie looking further into that node,
    In the mean-time, we’d purchased new servers, with better backup capabilities and upgraded specs.
    We will NOT allow this to happen again.

    To clients, we sincerely apologise,
    However we will make amends.
    As our clients know, we love to provide outstanding support, here we failed, by not giving alerts fast enough.
    We’re now putting systems in place to ensure this cannot repeat,
    Our clients will see evidence of this.

    Thank you,

    May 12, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
    • Well, not so tragic, any idea when it comes up again (even if new formated/installed)?
      I need my VPS back :p

      May 12, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
    • I’m back and configuring my VPS again now :-)

      May 12, 2011 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
      • Keith:

        Back also, a support ticket was needed to get the 2nd ipv4 address.

        May 12, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
        • The 2nd ipv4 address is not so important for me :P
          And I opened a ticket asking for more bandwidth, they answered quickly giving me 100GB more per month :D

          May 12, 2011 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
        • For all others, remember you are entitled to 2 IP addresses with the VPS, we just don’t assign unless you request it, as they days of IPv4 are numbered unfortunately. If you do need your 2nd assigning just submit a ticket.


          May 12, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  21. Will:

    I sure hope you have backups, and didn’t loose our data….

    May 12, 2011 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
  22. @Daniel-Please don’t make assumptions that we are lying to you and covering up the truth. We honestly initiated a simple reboot command, and it somehow wiped the server. We are not trying to cover anything up.

    May 12, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
    • Not realy an assumption Its not possible for data to go missing in the way you have said. Its obvious you are not sharing the full Story here. And i kind of except that considering your a new company/host. I would also suggest changing the *We’re Reliable – We offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee!* .

      May 12, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
      • You actually wouldn’t believe how honest we’re being, if that makes sense…

        Basically we put down for reboot with processes paused etc.
        Contacted DC after waiting 10 minutes (I know linux is slow at loading but 10 minutes is another story)
        DC replied informing us that the node had basically not even attempted to come up again.

        He performed a manual reset, and plugged KVM in for us, and we went in, saw everyones account SolusVM accounts etc, however all containers were powered down with absolutely nothing on them, not even the OS.
        Look through all possible vz storage folders, not a sausage, looked in logs, nothing actually looked out of place.
        This sounds strange, because it really is.

        May 12, 2011 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
        • That node’s byebye though, upgraded away from it and certainly not going back!

          May 12, 2011 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Linux boots in seconds, are you joking?

          May 25, 2011 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
      • Sound like Sabotage of some kind. I do recall something like this happening but this wasnt after a reboot.


        May 12, 2011 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
        • I have suspicions of the same, Otherwise I don’t see how it’s actually possible for a reboot to wipe half a system out.

          May 12, 2011 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
        • Today though, the scanners picked up and banned about 15 DDoS attempts within the hour.

          May 12, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
        • Thats typical in the industry i guess. Script kiddies.

          May 12, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
        • Only 15? That’s nothing.

          May 12, 2011 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
        • 15 x 200 connections cant be nothing,
          They’ve stopped since then though, strange.

          May 12, 2011 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
        • May have been someone just testing their botnet then.

          We regularly drop upwards of 2 million connections a day at the routers.

          May 13, 2011 @ 12:15 am | Reply
        • Thats mental!

          May 13, 2011 @ 11:28 am | Reply
        • That’s spam connections too but firewall responses make up a large portion of that number.

          May 13, 2011 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
      • Yes, on average the official benchmark for linux is 60-70 seconds, depending on the bootloader.

        May 25, 2011 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
  23. To add, our clients may be unhappy that we’ve been down a day, we accept that.

    However we really have been working hard to get everything back in place. DNS has been changed within these 24 hours, with some cloud reserves being setup as we speak.

    May 12, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  24. Andy:

    Just ordered a VPS to trial for a while. Setup was instant, support responses are just about instant and the server is much more responsive than my current BurstNET VPS.

    May 12, 2011 @ 8:46 pm | Reply
  25. rds100:

    Apparently the company is now for sale – http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1049514

    May 18, 2011 @ 9:50 am | Reply
    • hahaha the bigest FAIL ever at LEB.

      May 18, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply
      • What about VPSLix? They tried to sell their brand within a day or so and had a nulled license :P

        May 18, 2011 @ 10:13 am | Reply
        • haha so many losers in the industry isnt there….

          May 18, 2011 @ 10:18 am | Reply
        • Yes, as you’ve clearly just proven,
          Many losers in the industry, Daniel.

          Obviously I could simply dissolve the company and return to professional boxing however it wouldn’t be something I’d do.

          May 18, 2011 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
        • Where is the proof your a professional boxer? Your fake wikipedia page is nothing…

          May 18, 2011 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
        • Proof?
          TV, Boxrec, Papers, Articles worldwide,
          Or, simply ask Amir Khan, I fought his cousin so he’ll have plenty to say.

          May 18, 2011 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
  26. intelliServe is no longer for sale,
    instead additions have been made to the management team.

    May 18, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Hope after seeing your post no one will consider placing future orders with someone who will sellout when he fills like.

      May 18, 2011 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
      • +1

        May 18, 2011 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
      • *feels

        And I don’t see what the problem is here. It’s his company, and he can do whatever he wants with it, it’s not like it’s any of y’all’s business anyway.

        May 18, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          @FiberVolt – Victor: it’s about responsible mature approach. He decided to sell. Then in same day not to sell, etc.. Like 12 years old kid. What will be tomorrow?
          It’s not like it would be first time on LEB, but still. Kids rent one server to play part-time host, here and there some failure till they become bored with this hobby and decide to quit. But this shouldn’t be hobby as people trust you with their datas, etc…

          May 18, 2011 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
  27. @Spirit Ah, okay. I misinterpreted the comments, thanks for clarifying. :)

    May 18, 2011 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
  28. CheckOut!:

    Order new one, but the ssh wont work!

    i will update as soon as they respond..

    May 23, 2011 @ 9:04 am | Reply
  29. CheckOut!:

    24 hours with no reply on my order, looking for refund in a hour if there no reply yet.

    May 24, 2011 @ 6:47 am | Reply
  30. Another topic to close LEA? This is getting bad…

    May 25, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  31. Andy:

    Anyone know who the new owners are or what their plans are?

    May 26, 2011 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  32. Andy:

    Their website has been down for hours now. My VPS is still up though (for now).

    May 27, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
  33. It’s dead. Looks like they rented the server and could not pay for the second month. FAIL!!

    May 31, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
    • Website has been down for days but my VPS is still running. I doubt it will be long before it is gone.

      May 31, 2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  34. I had to laugh today when when I got an email from intelliserve reminding my next months invoice is due on the 12th. The link to pay it did not work as the website is still down, there has been no control panel or website for me to cancel the service.
    The sad thing is, my VPS is still running quite happily uptime over 20 days now.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 21.6715 s, 49.5 MB/s
    Network speed is pretty rubbish, but worked for what I wanted
    wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-05 10:45:26--  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 1.30M/s   in 40s     
    2011-06-05 10:46:06 (2.50 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    June 5, 2011 @ 6:47 am | Reply
    • Keith:

      My recurring Paypal payment isn’t going to work. It’s been cancelled by Intelliserve, not by me.

      June 5, 2011 @ 7:11 am | Reply
    • I got the invoice today however their website and control panel is still down. My site is still running though. How can I contact them?

      June 5, 2011 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
  35. PenguinTux:


    June 5, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply
  36. Looks like that is the end of intelliserve.
    My VPS has finally stopped responding.

    June 6, 2011 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      It’s been exactly a month since the offer started, probably not paid next month’s invoice from the datacenter.

      June 6, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
      • Pysco68:

        Mine too, as of 18:19 GTM +1 today.

        Kinda sad because they had pretty good connectivity and moldava was cool :'(

        @LEA: please find some lowend boxes for that area again, would be great!

        June 6, 2011 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
    • Alex Simanjutak:

      my vps down too :(, and sadly I have to pay the invoice for a year :(

      June 7, 2011 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
  37. flewdacoo:

    yup looks like intelliserve has been ripping off other providers and using different names after they take all your money. Last I heard they were using Shortened.Co & Nixdot.net & some other scam sites, BEWARE

    June 16, 2011 @ 1:16 am | Reply
    • Makes me laugh that the scammer hides behing whois…

      June 16, 2011 @ 2:35 am | Reply
  38. flewdacoo:

    yea looks like he is trying to suck others in using the nixdot name. I see posts in wht, v7n, and accusing others of scamming him. what a pathetic POS.

    June 16, 2011 @ 9:01 am | Reply

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