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LeetNet Hosting – 0.24 BTC 128MB VMWare VPS in Scranton

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 27, 2011 @ 8:07 am, by LowEndAdmin
Update December 2011 — See LeetNet admin’s comment here. They are now part of Dead Pool.

LeetNet Initially I wasn’t sure whether I was going to post this one. After all, most people pay for their low end VPS with credit card, PayPal or other methods in a currency backed by a governing body in a sovereign state on this planet earth. But Bitcoin? LeetNet lets you do that, just in case you picked up this virtual currency backed by some cryptographic algorithm that’s way beyond my comprehension. For 0.24 BTC/month (~USD$4.18 at Mt Gox at the moment with heavy fluctuation), you can get “plan 22” which has

  • 128MB memory
  • 15GB storage
  • Unmetered on 100Mbps port
  • VMware

You can pretty much install any OS you want. Servers in Scranton PA. The only way to order is to email the sales. Domain registered in August 2010 with WHOIS privacy. Very minimalistic website and very minimalistic terms of services. Only found a small one-line review on Tor Project: “Leetnet.net is a BitCoin-only VPS provider that is Tor friendly. Good customer service, prices that change to reflect the USD/BTC market, great bandwidth, and no-frills VPS”.

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.

105 Comments

  1. great thing that you picked up BTC-payable vps – I was really tempted several times to ask for those explicitly here on leb.

    I hope to see more of them around soon. Oh, and actually, being able to pay with BTC made my decision for this host!

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:25 am | Reply
    • “Oh, and actually, being able to pay with BTC made my decision for this host!”
      Why?

      June 27, 2011 @ 8:52 am | Reply
      • mina:

        Being anonymous? :)

        I’m sure they will have rough ride with BurstNet, heh.

        June 27, 2011 @ 8:56 am | Reply
      • A lot of our clients prefer to remain anonymous, that could be one reason. Another could be that a lot of our clients bitcoin “mine”, and being able to rent a VPS directly off of the profits from mining is huge time-saver.

        June 27, 2011 @ 9:00 am | Reply
        • “mining”… Do you mean the activity where people can just create money from out of nothing (okay, computation cycles), and then trade it with real world items?! Oh wait, I see the Fed is already doing that. Never mind.

          June 27, 2011 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
        • @LowEndAdmin – The Difference is that the FED can do it literally without any limits. For BTC however there can never be more than 21 Milions of them.

          @mina, being anonymous is unfortunately quite important these days. After german Feds seized all my computer hardware 3 times last year for “writing software that could be used in a malicious way”(i.e. I wrote a framework to remote control internet gateway devices for home users), incorporating a material loss of ~ $30.000 and an unrecoverable data loss, I quite prefer having backup machines all over the internet that our police here cannot find. I have to hide my data – even if it’s just for preventing our police from destroying another of my backup harddrives for good(and yes out of 57 hard drives they seized the first time, 34 came back unrecoverably destroyed, one with a broken case, and all the others contained federal malware).

          Summary: We need to protect against our governments – as this is not possible legally in germany(watch google’s transparency report, we’re a ‘free country’ where google gets forced to remove videos from youtube for being ‘government criticism’) to defend ourselves, there have to be other ways. getting a bit stealtier using BitCoins is a start, imho a good one!

          June 28, 2011 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
  2. Just FYI, our plans for the near future include a payment gateway using mybitcoin.com.

    Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our services. We recently opened a VPN service too.

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:56 am | Reply
    • Mee:

      Do you allow torrents?
      If yes, is it possible to get a custom plan with more disk space for torrents?

      June 27, 2011 @ 9:23 am | Reply
      • Yes, and yes. Send us an email and we will do a custom bid.

        June 27, 2011 @ 9:25 am | Reply
  3. Logain:

    I wonder how they’re considering to scale, given that selling roughly 250 ‘plan 22’ VPS would already warrant a run at the currency. And I somewhat doubt that BurstNET would accept BitCoins.

    June 27, 2011 @ 9:36 am | Reply
    • One of Leetnet’s goals is to start providing more items you can purchase with bitcoins, so bitcoins are seen as less of an asset and more of a currency. That said, if the bitcoin market were to crash completely we would allow everyone to continue using their service through the end of what they had paid and close up shop.

      Consider for a moment though, how quickly the market recovered from a complete “crash” and how long it takes for fiat currencies to recover. If I remember correctly the Great Depression in the US recovery was measured in years not mere days like the bitcoin one.

      June 27, 2011 @ 9:41 am | Reply
      • BuzzPoet:

        Bitcoin supporters keep pointing out the fast recovery. What they fail to mention is that the crash actually happened in a side market run by MtGox, which uses its own MtGoxBTC currency, where transactions can be reversed (unlike with bitcoins proper). And in fact all those transactions during the crash were reversed.

        I’m sure the American economy could have recovered faster too if they could have snapped their fingers and reversed all the irrational trading of the late 1920s.

        June 27, 2011 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
    • @LeetNet, did you consider to make payment processing with MtGox? I mean, almost every bitcoin user will have a Gox account, and their prices for processing payments are actually quite ok. Also you could do direct BTC transfers, bitcoind isn’t actually too hard to setup…

      June 27, 2011 @ 9:49 am | Reply
      • Thanks, we will look into those too. We were impressed with the mybitcoin people, but MtGox and bitcoind are still options.

        June 27, 2011 @ 9:53 am | Reply
    • @LeetNet, did you consider to make payment processing with MtGox? I mean, almost every bitcoin user will have a Gox account, and their prices for processing payments are actually quite ok. Also you could do direct BTC transfers, bitcoind isn’t actually too hard to setup…

      However I think the only reason not to go for mtgox exchange could be the fear of getting goxed again.

      @fefaya – despite me having the luck to live in a european country, there’s lots of people that can’t get hold of a paypal account legally, or even a credit card, so for those people 95% of LEBs posts are pretty much dreams, not because they cannot afford it, but because for some political reasons they cannot pay for it. So BTC is a real alternative here!

      June 27, 2011 @ 9:52 am | Reply
  4. Jack:

    Let me start by saying – I’m not a host, I’m just a person.

    I am not sure why people need this level of anonymity. If you are doing something illegal, then that would make sense, and it seems like this would attract those sorts of customers. On the other hand, it is good that it is not exclusively Paypal that is getting all the Low End Box business, other forms of payment are good to see.

    This is Burst NET you are dealing with here, let’s just say, I’m not thinking this is going to end well. Burst NET are known to be a pretty strict company already, and with the types of customers it looks like you might attract.. Well good luck. We shall see.

    June 27, 2011 @ 10:05 am | Reply
    • Ixape:

      Wonder what kind of neighbours you would have on the node ;)

      June 27, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
      • If only they weren’t anonymous… then we would know.

        June 27, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
    • actually bitcoin isn’t that anonymous. unless you mine them yourself. In fact you can follow transaction using one of the common Bitcoin Block explorers, for example at blockexplorer.com. As most BTC wandered through MtGox in their history, you can follow them to at least their site. And that’s where anonymous ends…

      June 27, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
      • Consider that we use a different payment address for each transaction. How would they trace it in that case?

        June 28, 2011 @ 4:29 am | Reply
  5. Firas:

    Do you have offer price for 80gb space, 1024mb RAM, 2048mb Burst RAM OpenVZ, 2048mb Swap Xen, 2000gb data transfer ?

    June 27, 2011 @ 10:49 am | Reply
    • If you don’t see the plan you are looking for on the website, please feel free to contact sales for a custom bid.

      June 27, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
  6. Ixape:

    What happened to plans 1-20?

    June 27, 2011 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
    • Plans 1-20 were BurstNET resale. We decided that was a terrible idea.

      June 27, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  7. This is the most weird thing that I have seen in this year :|

    I can buy this VPS after burning my GPU? or wtH is this :S

    June 27, 2011 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
  8. I don’t get it, accordint to this

    https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

    The Nvidia cards are freaking slow? o_O I can get more of a low end ATi than a mid-high Nvidia? o_O

    June 27, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
    • well, nvidia cards are slower than ATIs because they have a couple limitations when it comes to integer operations. after all, GPUs were initially designed to do float ops, not ints. However bitcoin relies on SHA-Hashing algorithm, which only needs integers. The lack of nvidia cards to do hardware shifts slows them down here. Also, AMD’s cards have more shader processing units, giving them more hashes/sec.
      Still, the driver developers of AMD should be stoned. They are advertising products “for professional computing”, yet their drivers are nearly uninstallable unless you run ubuntu, and their graphics accelleration(including OpenCL) does only work when started from within X11 and ceases to work if you go to your root console. I want to see someone buying a GPGPU cluster who is willing to have X11 on all of his nodes and nearly no possibility to monitor them using ssh.
      So if you’re up to mining BTC, going with windows or ubuntu and an AMD card will be best for you.
      If you dont really intend to do real computing, or if you just want an easy life, or your computation is based on floats you should go for nvidia. It’s also worth mentioning that their drivers and the CUDA sdk are really easy to install, and despite the performance issues their current cards are having, I’d really favour it against that AMD crap.

      Closing words: Stone and burn all AMD Linux Driver Developers! They should really make it open source if they are too stupid to provide a working generic driver for their products.

      June 27, 2011 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
  9. This is not a good sign… I just tried to send an e-mail to the sales team and got the email rejected:

    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 554 554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [74.125.82.47] blocked using dnsbl.sorbs.net (state 14).

    June 27, 2011 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
    • It seems like the mailserver you sent the email from was blacklisted. We whitelisted your email address and your email should be fine now.

      June 27, 2011 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
      • Thanks. That’s strange. I was sending the e-mail through GMail, so it should have been Google’s servers. In fact: 47.82.125.74.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer mail-ww0-f47.google.com.

        June 27, 2011 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
        • sorbs.net does have it currently listed as being used for spam. Google’ing for that IP address shows a history of problems and RBL listings.

          Having said that, filtering a support inbox is an issue. I know we don’t do it. Even the idea of false positives would make that not a good idea. Of course calling a client or a possible client a spammer….

          June 27, 2011 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
        • Yeah, to be honest, we didn’t realize we were filtering it. Too much copy-pasta there. We fixed the issue. All spam, and legitimate emails should be passed :)

          June 27, 2011 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
        • Thanks and thanks for the response.

          Not the first time I’ve seen a provider doing this. At least you recognized that it was an issue.

          June 27, 2011 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
  10. So I got a gaming rig with a ATI Radeon 5870? Does that mean I now get free money if I keep it on 24/7?

    I dont get bitcoin.

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
    • Kuro:

      Not really free when you count in the cost of electricity required to produce a single bitcoin.

      June 27, 2011 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
      • My friend said a guys came to his store to buy 18 (yes, eighteen!) AMD 6990 VGA cards just for mining bitcoin @_@

        @Leetnet: What is your server spec?

        June 27, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
        • What do you want to know about our servers?

          June 27, 2011 @ 7:19 pm | Reply
        • mdh:

          I have some friends with racks upon racks of bitcoin mining systems using specially-designed hardware (not GPUs, rather, some PCI cards based on some crypto-accelerators, but home-brew using hardware from Soekris and others.)

          December 5, 2011 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
      • I keep all of my computers on anyways.

        June 27, 2011 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
        • Kuro:

          Yes, but there is a large difference in power usage between a computer running idle and a computer running at full CPU+GPU load. I remember hearing something a while back about the cost of power to produce a single BTC being near equal to the value of a single BTC.

          June 27, 2011 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
        • Mee:

          5870 gives you about 300 MH/s according to https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison
          At the current exchange rate of 17, http://www.alloscomp.com/bitcoin/calculator.php says you’ll get 3$/day.

          I’ve been doing this since feburary with 2 5770s, I’ll upgrade in college where I don’t pay for electricity.

          June 27, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
        • BuzzPoet:

          @Kuro Unless you’re running kernel 2.6.38 :)

          June 28, 2011 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
        • Peter Kazakoff:

          Hmm. I don’t think the university will miss too much power… time to salvage some GPUs.

          June 29, 2011 @ 6:07 am | Reply
  11. Ordered the 64MB box and waiting for payment to process and the VPS to be provisioned. I’ll report my experience here.

    June 27, 2011 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
    • Got the VPS (64MB 100 MHz plan). Sales team seems nice and responsive. Some stats:

      processor	: 0
      vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
      cpu family	: 6
      model		: 42
      model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
      stepping	: 7
      cpu MHz		: 3092.974

      Memory usage with bare VPS:

                   total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
      Mem:            58         51          6          0          1         33
      -/+ buffers/cache:         15         42
      Swap:            0          0          0

      Disk usage:

      Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/sda5             6.7G  628M  5.8G  10% /
      tmpfs                  30M     0   30M   0% /lib/init/rw
      udev                   25M   92K   25M   1% /dev
      tmpfs                  30M     0   30M   0% /dev/shm
      /dev/sda1             212M   20M  181M  10% /boot

      wget reports download speed at about 750-800K/s. So far, not bad at all for the equivalent of about $2/mo. It feels a bit sluggish, but I am not going to use it for anything intensive so I guess it works for my purposes.

      June 27, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
      • Forgot to add that there is no control panel that I could see. Looks like I’ll have to write to the support line for every reboot.

        June 27, 2011 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
        • In the email with your VPS details in it, you will notice the line that said:

          “If you would like we can also set you up a VMware client username and password so you can reboot your machine and have access to the console.”

          We will honor that.

          June 27, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
        • Totally missed that. That’s what I get for getting too excited.

          June 27, 2011 @ 10:21 pm | Reply
      • The speeds you are seeing are most likely due to the lack of memory optimization in the default debian install. We recommend running LEB’s setup-debian.sh to free up some memory.

        June 27, 2011 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
        • Just to clarify, it is exactly as speedy as I would expect a VPS of these specs. So far so good. I am happy with the responsiveness of the sales/support team and the fact that they are answering questions here is a good sign. Hopefully, this will last.

          June 28, 2011 @ 2:15 am | Reply
      • dante:

        I understand 64MB 100MHz(?!) plan is really low, but 800k/s is slow speed compared to other VPS offers. Try wget with some other host/url.

        June 29, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  12. C:

    Fun.
    I’ve read alot about bitcoin. But this is the first time im got a wallet. now lets see what the exchange rate are.

    to bad you don’t get the vps right after transfer but i don’t think that would be to easy to solve…

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
    • Congrats for your first wallet. Be sure to always back it up. Also I’d recommend to visit https://freebitcoins.appspot.com/ to receive your first free 0.001 Bitcoins. Oh, and if you’re going to sell/buy btc, use an email that can be deleted for each exchange site. Since MtGox got Goxed that mail I signed up with gets filled with spam. And there are more security holes in MtGox and other sites that do exchanges.

      June 28, 2011 @ 1:00 am | Reply
  13. Mjh:

    It’s worth noting that this host is violating the vmware tos, as they don’t allow the sale of virtual machines hosted on esxi hosts. Just thought people should be informed if they intend to use this service…

    June 28, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply
    • Actually it is legal to sell ESXi based VPS if you have a VSPP with vmware.

      June 28, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  14. Jason:

    Like a hackers roundabout.

    They hack computers and make botnets, they mine for these bit coins (which I had to read up on today to understand what this all is). They then use those bit coins to buy more servers from providers like leetnet and do more 24/7 mining off them and on it goes, making them more and more kerching.

    Honestly, I refuse to support and/or condone this type of offer. Maybe if I’d have learnt of it a few months ago, but not now.

    June 28, 2011 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
    • Mining on a VPS would yield infinitesimally small amounts of bitcoin a month. (ie something like 0.0001 BTC per month) Which would never pay for the VPS itself.

      A bitcoin mining botnet would have to be so huge to gain any quantifiable amount of coins that it would be more useful for DDOS than it would for mining.

      I find it a little funny that you have such a strong opinion about bitcoins “which [you] had to read up on today to understand”.

      Leetnet tries to price our packages such that a gamer who wants to mine while he is not playing could feasibly pay for a VPS in a month. We are not attempting to specifically cater to “hackers”.

      June 28, 2011 @ 1:43 pm | Reply
    • ab:

      You have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, Jason.

      June 28, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
      • Jason:

        Oh I have a very good idea what I’m talking about.

        ‘leet’ net – likely the infestation of a hacker or gamer by name. It just doesn’t work and has a very dodgy smell to it. It’s a hackers currency right now and has been exploited as such. Good luck but at the same time, I hope this doesnt work out.

        June 28, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
    • Mee:

      Do you also hate TOR because it can be used to hide hackers?
      Or IRC because that’s how hackers gather can?

      Just because one group of people uses something doesn’t mean it is bad. Hackers can also use dollars and real money. What’s the difference?

      June 28, 2011 @ 10:51 pm | Reply
      • Jason:

        I’m well aware of that. But somewhere that calls themselves ‘leet’ met amdmaccepts bit coins, mhm, no thanks.

        June 29, 2011 @ 8:26 am | Reply
  15. Adrian:

    I already read the bitcoin wiki but still I cannot understand how it work :)

    Oh well my guess is its just bruteforcing something until it finds what it wants to find :)

    June 28, 2011 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      It’s leaving your computer on and it uses your CPU and GPU to ‘mine’ bit coins is how I read it. So the hackers like Lulzsec with their botnet of 100,000 computers worldwide apparently generate $7,500 worth of bit coins either daily or monthly, can’t remember.

      June 28, 2011 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
      • ab:

        Mining on a botnet is unfeasible and downright retarded; it will be found out immediately with the massive performance usage and you will lose half your botnet when their systems run hot and become unusable.

        You don’t know about this subject – stop talking about it. I’m not being mean, no offense, but really.

        You don’t know what you’re talking about.

        June 28, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
        • ab:

          And you can’t really be generating $8k daily with this.

          Also, disclaimer: I don’t use or support bitcoin.

          June 28, 2011 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          You sound like an experienced hacker my friend, typical user of a low end vps. Is exactly like that and it has been reported as such by global media organisations that the MtGox exchange collapse recently was a result of Lulzsec using their botnet to generate thousands of dollars worth of bitcoins which they tried to sell $7.8m worth of bit coins on the exchange, you need to get a life and enter the real world my friend.

          June 28, 2011 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
        • ab:

          I’m neither (most of my VPS are well over 2GB RAM anyways)

          Jason, you’re hilarious. Keep it coming ♥

          June 29, 2011 @ 12:32 am | Reply
        • @Jason – That lulzsec new was false information. Here is what really happened:
          https://support.mtgox.com/entries/20224998-huge-bitcoin-sell-off-due-to-a-compromised-account-rollback

          and if you call the “typical user of lowend vps” experienced “hackers” thats fine. However connecting them to some cyberpunks(lulzsec) or some 4chan kids that do things for(IMHO) the right reason with the wrong tools, I’d really hate it. Actually LEB is a pretty neet website, one of my favourites actually, because LEA provides me with something I can get nowhere else: Offers for machines that I can use for smaller projects!

          June 29, 2011 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
      • mdh:

        lolwut… this guy is obviously just trolling by claiming that you’re trolls and it’s working.

        December 15, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  16. marrco:

    bitcoins ?

    you mean this thing?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/22/lulzsec-rogue-suspected-of-bitcoin-hack
    sorry, i’m not l33t enough to afford such vps.

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      Precisely that. It’s astonishing and LEA, don’t post more of these ? :p

      June 29, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
      • I did say that I wasn’t sure whether I should post it. Obviously I *did* — for my own amusement rather than for the benefit of the lowendbox community (although some are happy that it has been posted).

        June 29, 2011 @ 2:53 pm | Reply
        • Thank you for considering us. We appreciate that you at least find us amusing.

          June 29, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
        • No problem. I am still holding a reserved view on BitCoin :) Maybe I’ll change my mind when I can shop at supermarket buying a can of drink with bitcoin :)

          June 29, 2011 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
  17. Jason:

    LEB is great and LEA is a great person. But at the same time, I think even LEA knows that many users of low end boxes are illegitimate users.
    The fact is, hacking groups still make use of Bitcoin for their own financial gains.

    June 29, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
    • I’m sure he does. We’ve had a few providers complain about how many abusers a listing here gets them.

      June 29, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
      • Thus far we have had pretty good customers from the post. No heavy CPU or network users. “Would buy again”

        Thanks LEA

        June 29, 2011 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
    • even LEA knows that many users of low end boxes are illegitimate users.

      Well. It is up to the provider to uphold their ToS to prevent their servers being misused. There are scums in every corner of the earth, and I am sure it’s not limited to just low end box users.

      June 29, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • C:

      Im sorry…
      But i’ve heard about this thing called laundering money… something about drugsmoney and stuff like that.

      And with the clean money you can buy about ~99% of the VPSes here. and don’t forget hacked CreditCards… holy smoly.

      June 29, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
      • hacked CCs? Dude, if you plan something illegal, then pay with a vanilla visa or some equivalent to that if you live outside US. At least then, you are not chargeable with credit card fraud. Also I guess using hacked CCs does actually cause way more trouble than vanillas

        June 30, 2011 @ 12:24 am | Reply
        • C:

          Just wanted to make a point to Jason. every currency is used for illigal things, not just BitCoin

          June 30, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          Don’t be such a moron. Of course every currency does but there isn’t a currency whose main use is based around illegal users and no other currency can exactly collapse because of hacking either. Go back to playing your games and botnets sir.

          June 30, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
        • so if crackers get into Wall Street stock systems, and decide to steal all the money or to set new prices on certain stocks, that won’t cause a crash? don’t you think someone hacking a banks deposit accounts and rerouting their money could cause a bank run?
          well, I’d love to live in your world. Bitcoin is in no way either based around “illegal users”(whatever that meaans) nor is it mainly used for illegal purposes. Also being anonymous from my government is my right. The Law says I have the right to control who has my data. But then those in the parliament release law after law to steal my data, then handle it like shit and blame hackers that make them public because the Govt didnt care a crap on security.

          July 1, 2011 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  18. Anon:

    That isn’t it’s main use, so Jason stfu and stop trolling.

    June 30, 2011 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      Rich talking about this topic coming from someone called ‘Anon’

      June 30, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
      • dpflap:

        rich talking from someone that doesn’t have a clue

        June 30, 2011 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
        • Anon:

          Jason, you stereotype so much that you are the moron here. Anonymous.. think about what it means, it doesn’t mean OMG H4X0R 1337, It means I don’t want to disclose my information on the internet. I don’t want anyone knowing anything about me. I have a real life, I don’t want people being able to look me up whenever they please. So go run another fail business.

          June 30, 2011 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
  19. C:

    @Anon: i agree. im not ashamed of what i do. but i don’t want everyone to know everything about me!

    @Jason: how mutch do you want to show online, even if you have “nothing” to hide.

    June 30, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      I don’t think having customers who want to hide their identities it a good thing for any business. period.

      June 30, 2011 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
      • Anon:

        And you can’t even run a successful business, so what would you know. period.

        June 30, 2011 @ 10:38 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          That’s quite far off the mark. period.

          June 30, 2011 @ 11:40 pm | Reply
  20. NealC:

    Where did my vps go? I bought from you and within less than a month, its been down multiple times. Not to mentioned that now its gone for more than 24 hours. I was patient but losing the grip now with this.

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
    • Please contact Sales via our email. We don’t know which customer you are, but we did recently have a host node go down and we are in the progress of moving the VPSs over to a new one. We sent out three emails notifying you of this, and we also gave you two weeks free service for the inconvience.

      July 14, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  21. Frenchie:

    Service is very flaky, server has been down for the last 48 hours and five out of the last 7 days.

    7 July

    You will notice that your VPS is currently offline. You are probably aware that over the last few days we have been having random kernel panics, and that VPS service has been “spotty”. We are currently testing the hardware, and we will update you as we have a time we will be bringing your VPS back online.

    We will be giving your two free weeks to compensate you for this unscheduled downtime. Also, if you have a plan 25 or greater, and would like to move to a different host node we can create you a new VPS there, but be advised you will lose all of the data stored in your VPS.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Later

    We replaced the CPU, RAM, NIC, re-patched the cables, and replaced the CMOS battery. That means the only hardware in the case that is original is the hard drive and the motherboard. We have a replacement hard drive if that turns out to be the problem, and we have a replacement motherboard on order just in case.

    We apologize again for this downtime, and we are attempting to guarantee it won’t happen again in the future.

    Thank your for your patience. Your VPS should be back up now.

    8 July

    Evidently, replacing the RAM, CPU, NIC, and cabliing is not enough. We are now in the process of replacing the Motherboard that we overnight’d yesterday.

    Sorry for more downtime, but this should fix it. If not maybe the case or the PSU is possessed.

    Later

    All virtual machines should be up and running now. We replaced the motherboard, and things are looking good. Let us know if any of your VPSs are not responding, and thank you for hanging in there in this downtime.

    VPS still down

    13 July

    It appears that the host node server wants to continue being a pain, so we would like to move everyone to a different server that has been up and running stably for a while.

    Please reply to this email with a time at which is convenient for you to move. This will involve a IP address change (we can let you know what your new IP would be ahead of time if you would like) , and will take however long it takes to transfer your VPSs hard drive over to the new machine.

    Your VPS should be up now if you would like to pull your data off before the move just in case. Also, we will need to change (or have you change if you have console access) the IP address of your server, so please set the root password to something you don’t mind emailing to us.

    July 14, 2011 @ 10:51 am | Reply
    • All true.

      The host node his was VPS on died, we were able to recover all of the VPSs, and move them to a different server. We gave the customers two weeks free service, and apologized profusely.

      Your server should be up now, if it isn’t contact us sales@leetnet.net .

      July 15, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  22. NealC:

    Would like to update everyone that i got my VPS back with a new IP / New box. Apparently my email spam filters are blocking his emails and none of it is going through.

    My bad and i believe even the downtimes, Leetnet have been responsive via email, which is good.

    cheers

    July 16, 2011 @ 8:33 am | Reply
  23. Excerpt from our email that we sent to all customers today.

    Go ahead and add us to the “Dead Pool” for the time being.

    Our upstream provider triple billed us today, and forced us to cancel
    our payment method. As such they are threatening to remove our servers from their datacenter. We are not sure what day they will kill your servers but, we wouldn’t expect it to take more than a week.

    We have decided to search for another upstream provider, but since that may take a while (or may not be possible at all), we are offering to refund you any payments you have paid for this month’s (and future month’s) service.

    To get started on this process, please send an email to sales@leetnet.net with the following details:
    * When you paid (and what billing cycle it was for)
    * How much you paid
    * What address you paid to
    * How much we owe you
    * What bitcoin address you would like payment sent to

    If you don’t have all of the above details, send as much as you can and we will still try to issue you a refund.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience,
    ~Leetnet Sales

    September 27, 2011 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
    • Sorry to hear about the issues, mind explaining what went up in price? Did Burst/volumedrive ramp up IP costs?

      I always found the bitcoin market to be an interesting one :)

      Francisco

      September 27, 2011 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
      • IP costs were always a little high, but this time they actually just simply billed us three times. No joke. They charged the card, then told me they hadn’t, then they did it again, and then we logged in to view the bill and it charged us a third time.

        Naturally we had to cancel the card, and that means we are overdue on payment.

        September 27, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
        • Well that’s a damn shame :(

          You could try try taking it up on WHT and seeing what reaction you get. Any sort of ‘Burstnet shafted me’ threads usually get at least 2 of their reps to reply with proof, etc.

          Francisco

          September 27, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
    • Maybe I’m missing something here but this sounds like a billing issues.

      Why haven’t you raised hell about it with your upstream provider/ datacenter?

      If it’s an error, it should be looked into.

      September 27, 2011 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
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