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JoinVPS – $5.95 64MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 25, 2009 @ 3:27 am, by LowEndAdmin

JoinVPS Today I noticed that one of the providers we covered last year, Mini VDS, is now redirecting its domain to this new hosting company called JoinVPS. Mini VDS specialised in Linux or FreeBSD virtual servers, but their domain has expired a few days ago. Not sure whether they are rebranding into JoinVPS, or JoinVPS just snatched the expired domain. But anyway, JoinVPS has a relatively new domain (registered in September 2009), and they offer very similar plans:

  • 64MB guaranteed/192MB burstable memory
  • 3GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/ISPmanager

Yes — using the same backend (ISPmanager) as Mini VDS, and have servers in the same location as well (New York with NAC).

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6 Comments

  1. David:

    This smells a bit dodgy to me. Benefit of the doubt says that Mini was bought out by another crowd who decided to use the existing infrastructure, however this *is* the budget VPS market…

    November 25, 2009 @ 5:23 am | Reply
  2. Mark:

    Minivds didn’t have such advanced plans – 768mb for $44.

    November 25, 2009 @ 5:35 am | Reply
  3. David:

    That suggests a rebranding, which is logical as 768 isn’t exactly mini, however I’d wait a while to see if they aren’t a fly-by-night.

    November 25, 2009 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  4. AFAIK MiniVDS was a subsidiary of FirstVDS.ru which is Russian low-end VPS provider and in it’s turn is a subsidiary of ISP System (http://ispsystem.com/en/). Which is also Russian by the way.

    FirstVDS is pretty well known here. It’s 7 years old. It offers FreeBSD jail boxes and OpenVZ ones. I run some of my sites on it (OpenVZ) and I’m quite satisfied.

    November 25, 2009 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
  5. df:

    NAC is NJ, not NY IIRC

    November 26, 2009 @ 4:45 am | Reply
  6. Thanks @Eugene. I think these companies are probably all related.

    November 26, 2009 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

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