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Mr. Nerd – $14.85/Quarter 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Phoenix

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 8, 2011 @ 10:14 am, by LowEndAdmin

Mr. Nerd Via this WHT offer. Mr. Nerd has pushed out some “Affordable Unmanaged Linux VPS”, starting at $4.95/month for “VPS-128” plan. When you actually click through the ordering link it’s actually $14.85/quarter. Here’s the spec:

  • 128MB memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer at 1Mbps
  • 1x IPv4, 5x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers with PhoenixNAP in Phoenix AZ. Now, at this price with small amount of memory (128MB) and a tiny bandwidth (1Mbps) — you would need to provide premium service to justify it. However their WHT thread did emphasised that they are “completely unmanaged”. Domain might have been registered since 2004, but they have not registered any VPS offer on WHT until August. All their prior offers were shared hosting related, and all were from this year. So effectively Mr. Nerd should be categorized as a new provider.

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16 Comments

  1. At that speed, it would probably make more sense to host your own VPS on a home-dsl connection.

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply
    • iKocka:

      Yup. Five bucks per month is also quite expensive for 128 MB VPS.

      August 8, 2011 @ 10:41 am | Reply
  2. Vlad C:

    7a.) Resource Usage

    User may not:
    1) Use 15% or more of system resources for longer then 90 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
    2) Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
    3) Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers.
    4) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
    5) Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers.
    6) Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
    7) Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc
    8) Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes.
    9) Run any MySQL queries longer than 15 seconds. MySQL tables should be indexed appropriately.
    10) When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include(“http://yourdomain.com/include.php”) use include(“include.php”)
    11) To help reduce usage, do not force html to handle server-side code (like php and shtml).
    12) Only use https protocol when necessary; encrypting and decrypting communications is noticeably more CPU-intensive than unencrypted communications.

    Wow, seriously? some of those are really restricting. And, like daniel said, 1mbps? hello, it’s 2011

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:44 am | Reply
    • I suspect it could be someone transitioning out from selling shared hosting to VPS hosting.

      August 8, 2011 @ 10:56 am | Reply
    • Go:

      No data center nowadays will be able to give you such bad connection, even if you ask for it I guess!

      August 11, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
      • they are probably massively overselling. like 300 instances on a single machine.

        August 13, 2011 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  3. Ztec:

    Uhh, this offer seems pretty screwed up.

    August 8, 2011 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
    • Ztec:

      My phone with 3g has better connection than this with a dual core cpu at 1,2ghz.

      August 8, 2011 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
      • I dont think theres any OpenVZ templates that support ARM.

        August 8, 2011 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
        • Ztc:

          Yea that’s too bad ;)

          August 8, 2011 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        I dread to think how much 100GB transfer on 3G would cost you.

        August 8, 2011 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
        • 3-UK offer 80GB monthly (advertised as unlimited) for £15 monthly.

          August 12, 2011 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
  4. Jordan:

    Mr. Nerd appears to be the budget VPS brand of StableHost.

    August 8, 2011 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
    • True. Quote from Stable Host: “Our budget VPS products are managed by our sister company, Mr. Nerd, LLC”

      August 8, 2011 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
  5. Even Stokkedalen:

    Mr. Nerd is indeed the budget VPS division of Stablehost.

    I got a VPS there and i’m very satisfied. Btw, Stablehost is huge they host tens of thousands of domains and their reputation is GREAT (Do a search for Stablehost on WHT). They offer real 24/7 support. I know, I’v used it at 3am. Another BIG plus is that they offer native IPv6 by default (All vpses come with 4 ipv6 ips binded), and they offer Scientific Linux 6 template (No more Centos for me personally).

    Thumbs up from me.

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

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