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Updated December 2011 — Dev has been selling/sold MountSpot.com on Flippa and IP address stopped resolving on 1 December 2011.

MountSpot Dev from India-based, Hong Kong incorporated MountSpot has been emailed me quite a few times over the last 30 days trying to get MountSpot listed here again. Trying to get another boost in number of subscribers so he can get a better price when trying to sell the company? Maybe. Dev did mention that they are not looking for any buyer for now, so let’s as well check out their latest offers. Same coupon code from last time, and you also get a smaller amount of discount. “Explorer Plan” is now $7/month this time with code supersaver, and here’s the sign up link with promo code filled. Same spec:

  • 512MB guaranteed/598MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

MountSpot has also got a new yearly plan “exclusively for LowEndBox”. “LEB Yearly Special” (signup link) is at $45/year with 128MB memory, 5GB storage and 100GB/month data transfer.

PayPal or AlertPay, and CtrlS/Tier IV data center in India (test IP: They are still one of the few Asian low end providers around with virtually no competition there, and it’s a pity as South/South East/Far East Asia has numerous Internet users — not just users but also developers who love low cost VPS solutions.

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  1. E:\Users\zhao>ping -t
    正在 Ping 具有 32 字节的数据:
    来自 的回复: 字节=32 时间=397ms TTL=46
    来自 的回复: 字节=32 时间=399ms TTL=46
    来自 的回复: 字节=32 时间=379ms TTL=46
    来自 的回复: 字节=32 时间=380ms TTL=46
    来自 的回复: 字节=32 时间=379ms TTL=46
    来自 的回复: 字节=32 时间=378ms TTL=46
    来自 的回复: 字节=32 时间=383ms TTL=46 的 Ping 统计信息:
        数据包: 已发送 = 7,已接收 = 7,丢失 = 0 (0% 丢失),
        最短 = 378ms,最长 = 399ms,平均 = 385ms
    November 15, 2011 @ 12:23 am | Reply
  2. “They are still one of the few Asian low end providers around with virtually no competition there, and it’s a pity as South/South East/Far East Asia has numerous Internet users — not just users but also developers who love low cost VPS solutions.”

    its always a sad thing that freaking datacenters in Asia isnt playing nice and giving the competitive edge because all of these tycoons are so comfortable with the monopoly here. hehe just a thought to share in the early morning =P

    November 15, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
    • Yeah I have always wondered why the cost does not come down.

      1. Hardware — majority of servers are actually manufactured in this part of the world.
      2. Labour — cheap cheap cheap! Some are highly qualified as well.
      3. Market — millions of people online looking for localised content there, talking about the scale of things.

      But why so expensive lah?

      November 15, 2011 @ 1:07 am | Reply
      • Minimal fibre i’d assume?


        November 15, 2011 @ 1:10 am | Reply
        • Jun:

          You might want to check

          November 15, 2011 @ 2:07 am | Reply
        • The problem isn’t regional lines, it’s international that is the issue.

          If you can get one, China based dedicated servers are like $40 with uncapped 100Mbit of China-only traffic with extremely over priced international transit :)


          November 15, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
        • Jun:

          That’s probably because it is China.
          Their government loves to restrict their Internet.
          Chinese can’t use facebook and twitter, you know.
          In Korea, I had about 20mbps speed from my home to VPS in America with no additional charge.

          November 15, 2011 @ 2:21 am | Reply
        • Jason:

          It is NOT a lack of fibre.

          Take a read of http://voxel.net/blog/2011/10/routing-challenges-asia – they fibre is there and there’s multiple major players with trans-pacific submarine fibre. Sure, there’s a LOT more coming out of Europe, but ultimately if you’re in say Amsterdam, it’s actually likely you will end up routing via LINX with the many carriers – some you won’t. Asia is not much different, you’ll find yourself routing via one of a small number of exchanges.

          The big issue as Voxel found there was the domination. Asian carriers don’t like competition using their fibre, which is stupid. But building relationships with them, you can find some nice routing.

          November 15, 2011 @ 9:53 am | Reply
      • asf:

        Nah, why profit 10k when you can 1000k..

        November 15, 2011 @ 1:55 am | Reply
      • Jun:

        Just because you don’t know, that doesn’t mean there are no low-end Asian VPS :)
        For example, I have 512MB XEN VPS from my home country for only $5/mo.
        It is connected to 1Gbps port and according to Pingdom(ping/1min), its uptime is 99.98.
        It is RAID10 protected and its CPU score (my personal benchmark) is same as Chicagovps.
        There are bunch of other providers and their price and quality vary a lot.
        There are many cheap and high quality Dedicated servers, too.
        I’m using i7-2600k+8G+SATA3 1TBX2+1Gbps Share(10TB/mo) lease-to-own(1YR) for $120 and its uptime is now 99.99.
        I’m also using cloud server for enterprise purpose and its uptime is 100% for 6 months.

        I guess you don’t have good information about these Asian hosts because you have no access to non-English websites and most of Asians are not proficient in English to know LEB.

        November 15, 2011 @ 2:02 am | Reply
        • melf:

          Mind to share the provider?

          November 15, 2011 @ 2:13 am | Reply
        • Jun:

          You need to be able to speak Korean. HaHa
          If you can, which one are you interested in?

          November 15, 2011 @ 2:23 am | Reply
        • Melf:

          HaHa If you can

          I wish .. alas though I’ve watched some K-movies only one or two expressions remembered.

          November 15, 2011 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
        • William:

          Don’t worry, i can read Korean.

          November 15, 2011 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
      • melf:

        … why so expensive lah?

        I like the “lah” part.

        November 15, 2011 @ 2:08 am | Reply
        • That was for Haas @ CripperZ. Still sharpening my Singlish :)

          November 15, 2011 @ 2:30 am | Reply
        • @LEA haha … dont worry lah, you are doing fine. I am sure you can see more singlish slangs in singapore forums like vr-zone.com and hardwarezone.com.sg =P

          November 15, 2011 @ 2:55 am | Reply
        • Walao eh samongs! LowEndAdmin learning Singlish!

          November 15, 2011 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
      • Too many monopoly in Asia. Like for instance, major backbone / telecom in South East Asia are actually being acquired by a Singapore based company – SingTel which is also a government owned and funded company. Therefore market prices are pretty much controlled and manipulated by the upper stream.

        November 15, 2011 @ 2:37 am | Reply
        • CPS:

          @Haas : There’s no generous offer from SE Asia? for SEA Games perhaps? :P

          in Indonesia 1 rack International bandwidth shared 512kbps 1:12 cost is ~ $600 USD or dedicated 1mbps for ~ $850 USD.

          November 15, 2011 @ 3:28 am | Reply
        • gsrdgrdghd:

          “Too many monopoly” seems rather contradictory :D

          November 15, 2011 @ 7:33 am | Reply
        • contracdicting to what? @gsrdgrdghd:

          November 15, 2011 @ 7:43 am | Reply
        • Jun:

          LOL that’s exactly what I thought

          November 15, 2011 @ 8:52 am | Reply
      • lidouf:

        for this question, I don’t know why for other countries in Aisa, but if you are in China, you should know in fact there are only two ISPs in China(China telecom & China Unicom). They dominate this market. As a common user, You must pay about 120RMB/month($20 equivlent) to connect to internet( and the BW is only 2M). Compare to its income level, it’s too expensive! And non-english speaking is another question. And except these two point, I think The Great Firewall(GFW) is another killer, Facebook, twitter, youtube, blogspot… are all blocked by GFW.
        The speed in Korea / Hongkong / Japan as far as I know is very fast, however, the cost is lower than China.

        November 15, 2011 @ 5:53 am | Reply
        • Jun:

          and GFW blocks some external access to Chinese contents.
          I found some movies in youku cannot be accessed just because I’m out of China.
          But you know, many Chinese know how to use VPN or proxy.
          Such a meaningless GFW.
          Chinese government doesn’t understand they are restricting themselves from great chance of becoming datahub of Eastern Asia.

          November 15, 2011 @ 8:57 am | Reply
      • Paul:

        Many of the answers here are spot on (regarding low LEB providers in Asia):

        a. Greedy telecoms in Asia would rather squeeze the bandwidth for residential users that pay at least $20 per month, than encourage the growth of LEB providers that cut in on their bandwidth plan. China and India alone make up 2Billion of the total population on the planet – that’s a lot of people to con into capped home internet plans. Plus a lot of Asians hog torrent sites and game hubs, 24/7 – that really drives resources to the brink.

        b. Ring of Fire, Typhoon belt. I think Asia gets more quake and typhoons than the West Coast and East Coast put together.

        These are enough reasons why the demand for LEB in the US and Europe will remain high. So keep those promos and discounts coming, Asians are here to get ya lah.

        November 15, 2011 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  3. 1	12.443 ms 	19.064 ms 	福建省莆田市 电信ADSL. 	  很快
    2	1.45 ms 	0.825 ms 	福建省莆田市 电信ADSL. 	  很快
    3	43.332 ms 	22.376 ms 	福建省莆田市 电信ADSL. 	  很快
    4	2.193 ms 	2.208 ms 	福建省莆田市 电信ADSL. 	  很快
    5	20.943 ms 	21.104 ms 	广西 电信骨干网. 	  很快
    6	20.991 ms 	20.977 ms 	中国电信 骨干网. 	  很快
    7	20.221 ms 	20.261 ms 	上海市 路由器. 	  很快
    8	215.992 ms 	215.418 ms 	中国电信 骨干网国际出口. 	  中速
    9	191.799 ms 	191.756 ms 	中国电信 骨干网. 	  中速
    10	472.96 ms 	472.797 ms 	美国 . 	  较慢
    11	451.349 ms 	449.409 ms 	美国 Sprint电信公司网络. 	  较慢
    12	442.377 ms 	444.172 ms 	美国 Sprint电信公司网络. 	  较慢
    13	465.971 ms 	464.095 ms 	美国 Sprint电信公司网络. 	  较慢
    14	259.682 ms 	* 	加拿大 魁北克省蒙特利尔市Tata通信有限公司. 	  中速
    15	251.811 ms 	252.824 ms 	加拿大 魁北克省蒙特利尔市Tata通信有限公司. 	  中速
    16	522.569 ms 	521.015 ms 	加拿大 . 	  很慢
    17	558.448 ms 	522.83 ms 	亚太地区 . 	  很慢
    18	513.228 ms 	* 	亚太地区 . 	  很慢
    19	534.274 ms 	515.798 ms 	亚太地区 . 	  很慢
    20	523.689 ms 	516.78 ms 	亚太地区 . 	  很慢
    21	399.582 ms 	* 	印度 	  较慢
    22	359.258 ms 	366.702 ms 	印度 . 	  较慢
    23	373.664 ms 	395.56 ms 	印度 . 	  较慢
    24	409.938 ms 	407.824 ms 	印度 . 	  较慢
    25	405.31 ms 	408.695 ms 	印度 . 	  较慢
    November 15, 2011 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  4. it is because most USA and EU traffics are considered “local” traffic as most tier-1 carriers peer with one another so they don’t pay much interconnection and termination fees hence they are cheap, most carriers in EU and USA don’t pay interconnection fees for traffic going out of of their borders whereas counties connecting to them does. Read this to have better understanding http://bit.ly/rpJRP2

    November 15, 2011 @ 2:50 am | Reply
  5. rm:

    That’s disappointing, I was hoping for something less than the previous offer of $6.58, not more. And no, I don’t play the yearly offers game anymore, make that at most quarterly.

    November 15, 2011 @ 4:25 am | Reply
  6. gsrdgrdghd:

    From my home connection:

    user@router:~$ ping
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=46 time=152 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_req=2 ttl=46 time=152 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_req=3 ttl=46 time=152 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_req=4 ttl=46 time=151 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_req=5 ttl=46 time=152 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4000ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 151.979/152.115/152.188/0.433 ms


    user@router:~$ traceroute
    traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1 (  6.586 ms  6.517 ms  6.528 ms
     2  1611A-MX960-01-ae10.bielefeld.unity-media.net (  7.420 ms  7.401 ms  7.387 ms
     3  1111A-MX960-01-ae1.muenster.unity-media.net (  8.912 ms  8.999 ms  8.973 ms
     4  1111A-MX960-02-ae0.muenster.unity-media.net (  8.975 ms  8.909 ms  8.882 ms
     5  1211F-MX960-02-ae2.dortmund.unity-media.net (  9.796 ms  9.768 ms  9.741 ms
     6  7111A-MX960-02-ae9.frankfurt.unity-media.net (  12.916 ms  12.723 ms  12.655 ms
     7  7111A-MX960-01-ae0.frankfurt.unity-media.net (  12.061 ms  16.039 ms  15.985 ms
     8  de-fra01a-ri2-ae-1.aorta.net (  16.405 ms  16.341 ms  16.275 ms
     9 (  16.479 ms de-fra03a-rd1-xe-5-2-0.aorta.net (  16.363 ms (  16.403 ms
    10 (  16.153 ms (  16.102 ms (  16.101 ms
    11 (  16.087 ms  16.114 ms  15.185 ms
    12  if-4-2.tcore1.PVU-Paris.as6453.net (  149.142 ms  149.505 ms  158.109 ms
    13  if-2-2.tcore1.PYE-Paris.as6453.net (  149.842 ms  149.377 ms  149.273 ms
    14  if-8-1600.tcore1.WYN-Marseille.as6453.net (  142.533 ms  142.924 ms  142.403 ms
    15  if-9-5.tcore1.MLV-Mumbai.as6453.net (  144.642 ms  144.539 ms  139.616 ms
    16  * * (  142.632 ms
    17  * * *
    18 (  157.923 ms  157.419 ms  159.456 ms
    19  static-202-65-152-27.pol.net.in (  160.836 ms  160.894 ms  160.628 ms
    20  static-202-65-152-20.pol.net.in (  167.082 ms  166.911 ms  169.246 ms
    21  static-202-65-156-243.ctrls.in (  162.312 ms  169.370 ms  164.418 ms
    22  static-182-18-143-40.ctrls.in (  172.189 ms  155.993 ms  158.050 ms

    Pretty ok i think

    November 15, 2011 @ 7:35 am | Reply
  7. Matthew B:

    I wonder if Mountspot are still cold calling / chatting for business? It really annoys me when people waste my time like this!

    This was them a couple of days ago on my livechat:

    Visitor: hi
    Matthew (Matthew): [Message sent to visitor – Hello, Welcome to LoveVPS, how can I help you today?]

    Visitor: r u the owner of this business?
    Matthew (Matthew): Yes I am.
    Matthew (Matthew): How can I help you today?
    Visitor: k
    Visitor: Listen I am from Mountspot.com
    Visitor: I thought you might be interested in India based location for servers.
    Visitor: We have a wide range and lowest prices in industry.
    Visitor: If you take a look, i wud feel honored.
    Matthew (Matthew): Sadly we are are not at the present time, if we where we would approach a provider and most likely use our provider HostDime.in
    Matthew (Matthew): We are not interested in any services from you at the present time.
    Visitor: That’s not a problem.
    Visitor: Where you found host dime.in?
    Matthew (Matthew): We use HostDime for 90% of our services, so it would make sense for us to use there india branch if we where interested. (http://www.hostdime.in/)
    Visitor: Alright.
    Visitor: thanks.
    Visitor: Good Luck!
    Matthew (Matthew): We have no plans to start offering services in india at present nor in the future. Have a nice day.

    November 15, 2011 @ 7:49 am | Reply
    • Youch.

      November 15, 2011 @ 11:15 am | Reply
    • Jason:

      *Yawn* – you’re clearly not in to the whole sales/marketing thing.

      This is what being a sales person is all about. You don’t sit on your ass and wait for the sales to come to you – that’s what the low performing sales people in this industry do. The real sales guys who make the big bucks are the ones who go fishing. You have to be a person who’s not afraid of approaching others and someone who can easily develop a rapport. Cold calling, chatting and e-mailing is what sales people do and have to do and really pisses me off what petty idiots like yourself go ranting that sales people are wrong when they e-mail you or chat to you. It’s not like they’ve spammed you – they’ve made an honest personal approach.

      Maybe you need some sales 101’s.

      November 15, 2011 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        Nope, you’re right, it’s not spam. It’s worse than spam, because spam is dealt with automatically by my spam filters 99% of the time, and the rest of the time it takes me one second to spot and delete it.

        This, however, is intrusive like cold-calling on the telephone is, or like some asshole cold-calling my house. People have to take the time to answer the phone/door/livechat/whatever, and then say they’re not interested, and then deal with the salesman trying to persuade you. This is untargeted marketing bullshit, and I would avoid a company who operates like this.

        Same as these idiots in the shopping mall trying to get me to sign up to their ISP or whatever. No good ISP has to hassle people when they’re shopping. Anyone who wants the internet isn’t waiting for a good offer while out buying beer. Same as any other cold-calling crap, if someone’s interested, they’d do research and seek out a solution, or at least announce an intention to take offers, not just sit silently and wait for offers to come in.

        Fuck salespeople.

        November 15, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
      • gsrdgrdghd:

        imho cold-calling should be banned by law.
        If i need something i am going to look for it, i don’t want someone to offer me something i don’t even need.

        November 15, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
        • Wish we could something about all those unsolicited resumes I get as well. :P

          November 15, 2011 @ 9:40 pm | Reply
      • Matthew B:

        In all fairness he did contact me on our sales line for OUR potential customers. Not only wasting my time but also theres. I would never buy anything from someone knocking on my door, nor would I buy anything from a company cold calling me. Personally if its an email which I don’t really have to read im perfectly happy, but bothering me like that I do not agree with.

        November 15, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
      • ab:

        Fuck salespeople. Disgusting spammers.

        November 15, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
  8. Yes, QuickWeb was right. Network within the country is not too costly but making it international costs a lot since the inter-connectivity is not in big scale.

    November 15, 2011 @ 9:12 am | Reply
  9. Spo0lsh:


    November 15, 2011 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  10. ice-Breaker:
    November 16, 2011 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  11. Any Debit Card payment option avail for Indian clients?

    November 18, 2011 @ 4:24 am | Reply
    • You can do bank transfer to our Indian Bank account or send a cheque. We accept PayPal, Alertpay as well.

      November 18, 2011 @ 9:50 am | Reply
  12. this VPS is $21.95 right now, 24 November 2011

    November 24, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
    • my mistake:

      Subtotal: $21.95 USD
      $14.95 USD Recurring Discount: $14.95 USD
      Total Due Today: $7.00 USD
      Total Recurring: $7.00 USD Monthly

      November 24, 2011 @ 6:42 pm | Reply
  13. Oliver:

    Great host! I like the speed of the server from singapore. My 2nd/3rd month with them.
    However i’m not sure why but there are quite a bit of downtimes.

    November 25, 2011 @ 7:15 am | Reply
  14. eric dela cruz:

    can’t open their site even vps panel.
    is there any reason why?

    November 26, 2011 @ 7:59 am | Reply
    • rm:

      Their datacenter’s internet connection seems to be down. You can see that http://www.ctrls.in is not accessible too.

      November 26, 2011 @ 8:22 am | Reply
      • It’s just fine, they just hate Russians <_<


        November 26, 2011 @ 8:31 am | Reply
        • rm:

          Right, the website seems to work fine, I didn’t bother to actually check it in the browser, just looked at the traceroute and saw that it doesn’t go anywhere:

           Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
           1.                    0.0%     5    1.8   3.4   1.2   6.6   2.3
           2.                    0.0%     5    1.2   1.3   1.0   2.0   0.4
           3.                    0.0%     5  107.8 107.7 107.5 107.8   0.1
           4. ???

          And now we have information that MountSpot has been suspended for non-payment:

          November 27, 2011 @ 9:45 am | Reply
        • FM:

          What bugs me is Mountspot once again blaming the top-notch data center for several days of downtime when the reason is overdue payment.

          November 27, 2011 @ 10:26 am | Reply
  15. eric dela cruz:

    even vps ssh can’t login

    November 26, 2011 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
  16. Justin:

    Yes, the mountspot.com website and my two VPS at Mountspot are still down. Does anyone know when this downtime started?

    November 27, 2011 @ 12:43 am | Reply
  17. Concerned Netizen:


    “”There is no drawback of the business and it is running very fine. Any proof can be requested.””

    November 27, 2011 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
  18. Mountspot is down again :(

    December 1, 2011 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
  19. FM:

    Mountspot explanation posted PayPal dispute:

    Sir we are not out of business. We are working over the problem. Our servers are with the DC and they are asking to pay some invoices which have been already paid. Their accounts department is not able to trace it. Please give us some time and close the dispute. We might even get a buyer and the services will be resumed and all downtime compensated.

    December 6, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
    • Bullshit. This has been like that since 1 week ago or more right? Also the past outage… bad bad

      December 6, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  20. Freddy:

    I Called Dev on his number and u got my backup.
    They are bluffing .
    They are winding up .
    Thank god i haven’t paid on yearly basis as he requested

    December 7, 2011 @ 6:32 am | Reply
  21. Concerned Netizen:

    If serious they make website online

    I think website stop 2 weeks and email stop

    December 9, 2011 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
  22. Terry Bush:

    Can not visit this website at this time…

    August 7, 2013 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  23. Great host! I like the speed of the server

    January 6, 2015 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
  24. install powermta,configure powermta

    October 19, 2015 @ 5:57 am | Reply

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