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LoveVPS – $5.95 256MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 2, 2011 @ 6:41 am, by LowEndAdmin

LoveVPS Matthew, the founder of LoveVPS, emailed me about their LowEndBox specials. You can get their “VPS #2” package for $5.95/month using this order link, and you get

  • 256MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers are with BurstNet in Scranton, and Matthew has just reported that they have almost got IPv6 working. If you do a search of “LoveVPS” on WHT you’ll see how it has changed hands over the last couple of months (start reading from this old comment on the BitEntity post), but the new owner, UK based Matthew assures us that “LoveVPS.com / LoveVPS.co.uk will not die an early death and that LoveVPS and your servers are in safe hands with me”. It also claims “Zero Overselling” on its website as it’s “unethical”. No customer testimony yet on the website, probably because it has only started in January. Matthew however has previously operated TigerTB.com (and subsequently sold to Zooko.co.uk). Usual FAIL with running both NS on the same IP.

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26 Comments

  1. Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

    Providers should just use FreeDNS.Afraid :P

    February 2, 2011 @ 7:38 am | Reply
    • Yes, I do not understand no one uses a free service :)

      There is freedns.afraid.org and everydns.net and many more

      February 2, 2011 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  2. Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

    Overselling isnt unethical :(

    February 2, 2011 @ 7:52 am | Reply
  3. With regards to DNS, I prefair to have full control of the systems under my watch rather than relying on 3rd party sites its a lot easier to fix and explain if need be why it was down rather than waiting for a 3rd party to send you there excuses and in the mean time your taking flack.

    Not saying free dns services are bad, just they have there own place and I don’t think its entirely suitable for a business

    February 2, 2011 @ 8:55 am | Reply
    • ZTEC:

      o.O

      February 2, 2011 @ 9:37 am | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      FreeDNS is never down pretty much, and just “works”

      February 2, 2011 @ 12:52 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      …and afraid.org is there since 2001. What is to fix there anyway?

      February 2, 2011 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        They get DDOS’d sometimes, causing downtime. To customers, it’d look like you were trying to cut corners by using free DNS.

        http://freedns.afraid.org/news/

        February 2, 2011 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
      • I have been a user of EveryDNS since ~2002 and indeed DDoS is one of the issues that caused sometimes multi-day outage. I believe FreeDNS might be the same as well.

        February 7, 2011 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
    • Josef:

      But this is a single, non-redundant NS. It’s great to have your own geographically separated and network-redundant DNS cluster fully under your control, but if you don’t have that is the best alternative really just running a single, non-redundant nameserver?

      I’d think adding a free service (I’ve been liking dns.he.net so far) as a few slaves would be better than the one server alone, and take no more than 10 minutes to setup.

      But it looks to me like lovevps tried to setup with redundant DNS and just messed up somehow. They list their nameservers as ns1 and ns2.mrhostuk.com (seems to be TigerTB’s service), but whereas ns1.mrhostuk.com is round-robined to 2 different IPs, and ns2.mrhostuk.com has a 3rd IP, the lovevps.com domain only points to one of ns1’s IPs under both the ns1 and ns2 glue records. If you check with the other 2 mrhostuk.com nameservers, they aren’t authoritative on lovevps.com. So somehow they got their domain hosted on only 1/3 of a DNS cluster, and now are pointing to only that single node.

      February 2, 2011 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
      • ZTEC:

        It seems to me that you got it down better than Lovehost.

        February 2, 2011 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
  4. Prity much answers that question for me, thanks Gary

    February 2, 2011 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  5. Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

    I love his TableLess Tables.

    February 2, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
    • Huh. There is an official way to display tabular data in HTML, and that is to use… a <TABLE /> tag! Anything else is a hack :)

      February 7, 2011 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
  6. SwordfishBE:

    Free Love with this vps? :-)

    February 2, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
  7. We do offer 5 IPv6 with any package! If need more, submit ticket to Support department!

    February 7, 2011 @ 12:27 am | Reply
  8. Just to let you know we now have a second deal for valentines day.

    It is 512MB RAM, 20GB HDD, 500GB Bandwidth – $7/mo (http://lovevps.com/clients/?cmd=cart&action=add&id=9&promocode=valentines)

    February 7, 2011 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  9. paul:

    Would love some pictures of this ‘owning their own hardware’

    February 11, 2011 @ 4:42 am | Reply
  10. @Paul “LoveVPS manages its own servers and software”

    However in the Manchester DC closer to my home I do locate some personal servers however these are not up to the specification of the servers in the US and we are in the process of ordering new servers from dell to replace the servers in the UK. The servers in the UK are currently not used for VPS Hosting at the present time.

    February 11, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  11. Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

    Got their $7 Valentines VPS, decides whether to go with VPSFuze or LoveVPS, went with LoveVPS because their on East Coast.

    Its pretty quick right now and responsive, and decent download speed. However, the network speed for downloading Debian packages is very…… slow, should probably change to another mirror.

    February 13, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
  12. Steven:

    just read through that old thread (like LEA said to do in the new post) and it seems they are advertising on that forum posted previously in the thread http://www.clubhabboforum.net/showthread.php?p=3686164

    seems abit weird

    daniel (above) what processors are on your node? it’s good posting equal share, but equal share of what? an atom?

    February 22, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
    • To clarify, any of advertising on Habbo forums aren’t by us or any affiliate. It could be one of our customer or previous owner of LoveVPS domain did that.

      Equal share of Core2Quad Q9300 Quad Core

      February 22, 2011 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:
      [root@daniel ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
      processor	: 0
      vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
      cpu family	: 6
      model		: 23
      model name	: unknown
      stepping	: 10
      cpu MHz		: 2657.405
      cache size	: 3072 KB
      physical id	: 0
      siblings	: 4
      core id		: 0
      cpu cores	: 4
      apicid		: 0
      fpu		: yes
      fpu_exception	: yes
      cpuid level	: 13
      wp		: yes
      flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni tm2 ssse3 lahf_lm
      bogomips	: 5314.81
      clflush size	: 64
      cache_alignment	: 64
      address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:
      
      February 22, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
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    July 25, 2012 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

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