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MountSpot – $6.58 512MB OpenVZ VPS in India

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 13, 2011 @ 9:20 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated December 2011 — Dev has been selling/sold MountSpot.com on Flippa and IP address stopped resolving on 1 December 2011.

MountSpot MountSpot has been sending me “updates” to their previous offer although they still look very much identical to me. Different coupon code this time though, and it has already been posted on LowEndTalk. supersaver gives you the same 70% off recurring discount on their OpenVZ VPS products (while the old “Lowendbox” only gives 25% off now). Here is the sign up link to get “Explorer Virtual Server” for $6.58/month, and you get

  • 512MB memory/598MB vswap
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • 1x IPv4 (reduced from 2) and IPv6 not yet available but in the pipeline
  • Fully managed server support
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

“Fully managed server support” is what has been sent to me by Mountspot although I cannot find what has been covered by their managed support on their website — therefore *don’t* rely on it doing the full management (and related discussion here). They accept PayPal or AlertPay. They are in CtrlS/Tier IV data center in India (test IP: 182.18.143.40). It would be a nice location if you are providing service to those in South Asia, otherwise the network connectivity is less than ideal IMHO. There isn’t even a nearby Cachefly POP so doing your typical download test would probably fetch the test file from Hong Kong or Tokyo (or worse, US West Coast).

Not much issue has been fixed since last time. Still no SSL on ordering pages. Still bogus ToS. Still the same website with broken links. Yes it provides disruptive pricing in that part of the world, but I still like to see them getting some of the issues fixed.

64 Comments

  1. rm:

    Would love to see more LEB providers from Asia. Interestingly, MountSpot is a HongKong company, maybe next time they can offer us a VPS in HongKong?)

    September 13, 2011 @ 10:02 am | Reply
    • They are incorporated in Hong Kong, but based on the names I’ll say they are Indian. But yes, cheap VPS in South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia) or Far East Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea) would be nice.

      September 13, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
    • @rm
      LEB offer from India is an almost impossible act to come up with. The sole reason being very poor connectivity and high bandwidth costs.

      To give you an idea BSNL, one of the main connectivity providers in India, charges about $44000/month for an un-metered 100mbps port (http://www.bsnl.co.in/service/internet_tariff1.htm)
      whereas the same is available for about $100 in the US(Saw the US price somewhere on these forums and not sure though).

      That said, the offer is great and hope to see few more.

      September 13, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  2. That has got to be one of the most offensive names I’ve ever seen on a provider.

    Are domains so difficult to come by that we’ve falling back to zoophilia, folks?

    September 13, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
    • Go:

      Not if you know HowTo!

      September 13, 2011 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      What’s offensive about the name? No really, I even googled and nothing of relevance turns up, not even an urbandictionary article or something.

      September 13, 2011 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
      • Forgive him, he has his mind in the gutter and I do not even catch the significance. Maybe it’s a reference to “mount” in *nix operating systems?

        September 13, 2011 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
        • Agree, I don’t know wtf is thinking mike today xDDD

          September 13, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
  3. Vipies:

    mountspot is synonym to women chest and n*****s. XD

    September 13, 2011 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  4. SSL is not a problem. I got 3 unused SSL on namecheap and they suspended all 3, but the price to use is $1.9 for each. I don’t think they can’t afford about $10/year for SSL :D

    I’m living in Viet Nam and the test IP is giving me very good ping (~120ms), the same with most Hongkong provider =D

    September 13, 2011 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  5. Tom:

    Always so interesing that US citizens censor themselve or feel ashamed when talking about secondary sexual characteristics. God am I happy to live in the Commonwealth.

    September 13, 2011 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
    • Actually zoophilia is illegal in most countries, not just the US.

      I gather few folks here recognize what zoophilia is. And you guys right AUPs?

      September 13, 2011 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        What does righting writing AUPs have to do with zoophilia? (can’t wait for the punchline! :D)

        September 14, 2011 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  6. Francisco:
    #tracert cachefly.cachefly.net
    traceroute to cachefly.cachefly.net (204.93.150.150), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     2  static-202-65-156-254.ctrls.in (202.65.156.254)  1.045 ms  1.440 ms  1.737 ms
     3  static-202-65-152-25.pol.net.in (202.65.152.25)  0.232 ms  0.296 ms  0.351 ms
     4  10.45.40.2 (10.45.40.2)  0.199 ms  0.259 ms  0.312 ms
     5  125.21.55.113 (125.21.55.113)  0.896 ms  0.927 ms  0.955 ms
     6  182.79.255.18 (182.79.255.18)  48.714 ms  141.657 ms  141.635 ms
     7  129.250.12.229 (129.250.12.229)  145.513 ms  145.522 ms  145.506 ms
     8  ae-0.r02.sngpsi02.sg.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.4.248)  146.488 ms  146.477 ms  146.463 ms
     9  as-1.r22.tokyjp01.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.5.20)  144.557 ms  144.442 ms  144.452 ms
    10  ae-3.r24.tokyjp01.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.155)  144.411 ms  144.377 ms  144.368 ms
    11  ae-4.a20.tokyjp01.jp.ra.gin.ntt.net (61.213.162.162)  142.747 ms  142.698 ms  142.595 ms
    12  xe-1-1.a00.tokyjp03.jp.ra.gin.ntt.net (203.105.72.138)  145.186 ms  145.214 ms  145.090 ms
    13  g3-43.ar1.tko1.servercentral.net (203.105.73.94)  143.048 ms  143.134 ms  143.012 ms
    14  vip1.AP-anycast1.cachefly.net (204.93.150.150)  144.470 ms  144.317 ms  144.392 ms
    
    # wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-09-13 22:26:12--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 204.93.150.150
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|204.93.150.150|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 11.0M/s   in 12s
    
    September 13, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      BTW MountSpot is one of the few providers with routes via Pacific AND Red Sea.

      Latency

      New Delhi – 56.83
      Singapore – 76.27
      Hong Kong – 94.92
      Bangkok – 103.68
      Tokyo – 123.53
      Nagano – 132.70

      Paris – 155.76
      London – 155.58
      Dusseldorf – 160.47
      Prague – 164.98
      Amsterdam – 166.66

      LA – 234.45

      September 13, 2011 @ 10:38 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        Just for curiosity’s sake…

        Montreal – 214.45
        NYC – 221.39
        Atlanta – 237.06
        Chicago – 245.66

        September 13, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
  7. poponess:
    [root@ ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.9881 seconds, 179 MB/s
    September 14, 2011 @ 1:24 am | Reply
    • poponess:
      # wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --05:24:50--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 204.93.150.150
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|204.93.150.150|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null'
      
      100%[====================================================================================>] 104,857,600 3.11M/s   in 36s
      September 14, 2011 @ 1:25 am | Reply
      • Francisco:

        Probably you are using the default name servers (8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4) causing cachefly to fail to point to the nearest POP.

        September 14, 2011 @ 1:35 am | Reply
        • poponess:
          tracert cachefly.cachefly.net
          traceroute to cachefly.cachefly.net (204.93.150.150), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
           1  main.mountspot.com (182.18.185.204)  0.055 ms  0.023 ms  0.014 ms
           2  static-202-65-156-254.ctrls.in (202.65.156.254)  1.267 ms  1.679 ms  2.006 ms
           3  static-202-65-152-25.pol.net.in (202.65.152.25)  0.224 ms  0.292 ms  0.325 ms
           4  10.45.40.2 (10.45.40.2)  0.225 ms  0.282 ms  0.348 ms
           5  125.21.55.113 (125.21.55.113)  18.172 ms  18.181 ms  18.256 ms
           6  182.79.255.18 (182.79.255.18)  69.143 ms  69.158 ms  69.154 ms
           7  129.250.12.229 (129.250.12.229)  144.544 ms  144.689 ms  144.786 ms
           8  ae-0.r02.sngpsi02.sg.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.4.248)  145.560 ms  145.567 ms  145.559 ms
           9  as-1.r22.tokyjp01.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.5.20)  160.228 ms  167.271 ms  167.260 ms
          10  ae-3.r25.tokyjp01.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.157)  210.892 ms  195.199 ms  195.173 ms
          11  ae-5.a20.tokyjp01.jp.ra.gin.ntt.net (61.213.162.170)  159.692 ms  159.790 ms  159.613 ms
          12  xe-1-1.a00.tokyjp03.jp.ra.gin.ntt.net (203.105.72.138)  160.623 ms  161.117 ms  161.053 ms
          13  203.105.73.98 (203.105.73.98)  161.042 ms  161.014 ms  160.913 ms
          14  vip1.AP-anycast1.cachefly.net (204.93.150.150)  160.768 ms  160.968 ms  160.942 ms
          [root@peoples ~]# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          --06:51:05--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 204.93.150.150
          Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|204.93.150.150|:80... connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
          Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
          Saving to: `/dev/null'
          
          100%[====================================================================================>] 104,857,600 2.78M/s   in 34s
          September 14, 2011 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  8. Mountspot is basically a unique name by us. We mean, its the destination where you can get web hosting. Mount means a medium for support, so we are your destination for web hosting in Asia.

    I know its hard to provide such a offer in Asia region. If there won’t be any new stuff on LEB, then what’s the point.
    Mountspot has brought this offer exclusively for LEB.
    SSL would be going live soon, we were hesitant to get it before because of some technical issues. I would also thank LEB Admin for letting us know our drawbacks which we have to cover.

    Last time, we had announced to all clients on accepting suggestions. There were few though but all were considered. If you guys have any important suggestions, do come up.

    @Francisco: Thanks for the stats.

    Regards,
    Dev S.M
    Mountspot Ltd.

    September 14, 2011 @ 6:54 am | Reply
    • Biplab:

      @Dev,

      Can you clarify on the vswap that you are providing? Your order link doesn’t mention about it. My current vps with you doesn’t have any vswap/burstable memory.

      I did provide some (good) stats about MountSpot. But it seems it was marked as spam and not published here.

      September 14, 2011 @ 7:57 am | Reply
      • Hi,

        Biplab, there is no burst right now. Although we have allotted RAMS to different plans well distributively and using standard requirements, We do have burst on explorer VPS for 598 MB

        Thanks

        September 14, 2011 @ 10:56 am | Reply
        • Biplab:

          Hi,

          So if I understand correctly your New offer comes with 598 MB vswap. Correct me if I’m wrong. Thanks!

          September 14, 2011 @ 11:19 am | Reply
        • Burst is very different from Swap. In the email that you sent to me (3 times!) you mentioned 598MB swap which I took it to mean vswap in the latest OpenVZ. Having 598MB privvmpages is something very different.

          September 14, 2011 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
    • Here in America, it means you’re f*cking a dog.

      September 14, 2011 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
  9. Glad to see an offer from India!

    September 14, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
  10. poponess:

    bottomline is their vps is stable and good.

    September 15, 2011 @ 7:35 am | Reply
    • LowEndUser:

      I second that opinion. My VPS has been up and running stable for only 20 days so far (signed up shortly after the last offer) but I intend to stay with them. Bandwidth can be low at times but their routes are fast. I see about the same RTTs from Australia to India as to San Jose.

      $7 sounds too good an offer to be true for a VPS in India. I hope they can keep it up.

      September 15, 2011 @ 10:23 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        I hope so. One of the best deals ever. :-)

        September 15, 2011 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
      • Biplab:

        I’m also a Happy Customer. I hope they maintain this level of service.

        Also hope they will come up with XEN/KVM offer. :)

        September 16, 2011 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  11. Kro:

    I too am a happy customer of MountSpot. They had some speed issues initially, but all is very well now :)
    Great customer support.

    September 16, 2011 @ 11:23 am | Reply
  12. George:

    Great VPS offer.

    I am from India and would like to know if its possible to pay for a VPS using Internet Banking.

    September 16, 2011 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
    • kro:

      Are you able to get a prepaid visa card perhaps?

      September 17, 2011 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      I think you would need a credit card.

      September 17, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
      • George:

        it looks like the offer for $6.58 is over…i tried to register for that and it shows $21.95 :(

        September 19, 2011 @ 6:37 am | Reply
        • rm:

          It works, enter all your details and go through all the way to checkout (click Update Cart).
          You will get 21.95 -15.37 = $6.58.

          As for me I will probably consider getting one when they will also provide IPv6.
          Also someone should clarify is it really new OpenVZ and vSwap, or just burstable RAM.

          September 19, 2011 @ 8:07 am | Reply
    • Me:

      You can use Paypal or pay through your debit card.

      September 21, 2011 @ 4:14 am | Reply
  13. Justin:

    I purchased one of the Mountspot Explorer VPS yesterday evening. They took my Paypal payment but I’m still waiting for the VPS to be delivered. I submitted a ticket asking for them to deliver the VPS, but they did not even respond to me ticket.

    So, it’s 24 hours later and I’m still waiting for the VPS…!!!

    NOT GOOD SERVICE AT ALL FROM MOUNTSPOT.

    September 21, 2011 @ 8:47 pm | Reply
  14. Francisco:

    New Mountspot TOS: http://www.mountspot.com/tos.html

    Some interesting clauses:

    2.5 For any dedicated/VPS order, we may verify the customer via phone and various anti-fraud measures. We reserve the right to reject the service to anyone and refund would not be provided.

    30 DAY MONEY BACK POLICY
    2.8 We reserve the right to reject 30 day refund to any customer without any reason. We follow a policy in which both the parties are benefited. If you intentionally claim this policy. We would not allow that.

    September 29, 2011 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  15. Justin:

    I did get the VPS in the end – there was some delay their end. They said they did send me an email with the VPS details, but I never received it.

    I have two of these special Mountspot VPS offers now and they both seem fast and stable.

    September 29, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  16. Lowender:

    It looks like Mountspot is for sale on WHT. Love it.

    October 24, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      Do you have a link please?

      October 24, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
      • FM:

        WTH thread 1092408 – Reputed Web Host For Sale

        October 24, 2011 @ 4:29 pm | Reply
  17. Here is the thread on WHT
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1092408

    Reason for Sale:-

    I am a young entrepreneur and its obvious for new ideas to blink up in my mind. We have controlled our emotions for this business in order to look further for higher priorities.

    October 24, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
    • Translation: I am bored and want to move on?

      October 24, 2011 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
    • Translation: I just got laid for the first time…

      October 24, 2011 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
    • FM:

      Translation: I expected make a lot of money but I am losing a lot of money.

      October 25, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  18. God there all going up for sale recently aren’t they!

    October 24, 2011 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
  19. David:

    Great offer, I just ordered one of there plans! :)

    They seem to be a quality provider and I am glad they are in India.

    October 24, 2011 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
  20. i just signed up for new venture I will have….good deal. thx guys!

    October 24, 2011 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  21. Sean:

    Not a bad host. There speeds are pretty awesome it did though take a few hours for setup. Highly recommended.

    October 24, 2011 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
  22. kro:

    So gutted. I absolutely LOVE MountSpot, specially Dev :) <3 DEV

    October 24, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
    • i have to agree! their support is AWESOME! I will be with them forever <3

      October 24, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  23. Rishav:

    tried to visit their site but it looks down
    http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/mountspot.com

    October 25, 2011 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
    • FM:

      From http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?p=7760840

      Sorry for the network problem, the problem was due to hardware drop because of festive season ahead and our employees couldn’t monitor it constantly and immediately.

      Services will resume shortly. Thanks for patience and please continue getting up your new purchases.

      October 25, 2011 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
    • kro:

      Been down all night here, atleast 7-8 hours (off top head just woke lol)

      Atleast I didn’t have to wake to customer emails ? that’s right! I cant receive them :D

      October 25, 2011 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
  24. master:

    it’s now owned by DTS-NET.COM

    May 30, 2017 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

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