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NetSpace Ltd – $4 128MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 26, 2009 @ 2:10 pm, by LowEndAdmin

NetSpace Ltd Via this WHT offer. NetSpace Ltd has “Tiny VPS” on their VPS plan page starting with 256MB. However they are now also offering “Micro VPS” that costs just $5/month, or $4/month when you use the coupon code MICRO. You get:

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

Servers seem to be in Dallas TX with SoftLayer New Jeresy. Nor does it state which control panel is used, except stating that it is not HyperVM based.

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12 Comments

  1. M:

    “Nor does it state which control panel is used, except stating that it is not HyperVM based”

    Ok, so reading http://www.netspaceltd.com/control_panel.html I see “VPS customers, please refer to your welcome email for Hypervm login instructions”

    Which would indicate something hypervm-y is happening…

    September 27, 2009 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  2. Hello, The reason for the

    “VPS customers, please refer to your welcome email for Hypervm login instructions”

    Is we have simply not updated that page recently.
    We actually quit selling vps’s for about three months due to the insecurities of HyperVM. We are now offering vps’s once again with a more secure vm control panel.

    So to clarify, this offer is real, and no we do not use HyperVM. We currently use the Panenthe vm control panel. for more information you can visit their website http://www.panenthe.com.

    I will make sure our webmaster updates our website to reflect these changes as this was obviously overlooked.

    Regards
    Del H.
    http://www.netspaceltd.com

    September 28, 2009 @ 4:46 am | Reply
  3. These two nodes are not in TX with softlayer they are both in New Jersey in the Interserver datacenter.
    The login info on the control panel page has been fixed. An oversight by our webmaster.
    We now use Panenthe as our vps control panel. more information can be found at panenthe.com

    September 28, 2009 @ 5:04 am | Reply
  4. @Del — thanks I have fixed the location of the servers. One issue though with Panenthe — I tried to sign up last night, and had my email server rejecting the welcome emails because the server was configured as “localhost.localdomain”. You might want to get it fixed.

    September 28, 2009 @ 5:29 am | Reply
  5. Roger that.

    I will get my admin on it right away. I would expect to have that fixed sometime tomorrow (the 28th).
    Great website by the way.

    September 28, 2009 @ 5:48 am | Reply
  6. Thanks. I have finally got my welcome email by disabling the valid hostname checking on my mail server, and have now logged into the box.

    So far so good.

    It turns out to be an Atom 330 box with dual core and hyperthreading (so 4X cores in /proc/cpuinfo). Atoms are not famous for its speed I guess so the maximum burstable performance would be less than those with Core2Duo.

    HOWEVER, most Atom rackmounted servers that I know use cheap desktop/nettop board, limited to 2GB maximum memory. That somehow limits the number of VE’s per server, which I think is a good thing (compare to my VPSLink 64MB VPS on a Pentium D 2.8GHz but 8GB system memory).

    I’ll see how it goes.

    September 28, 2009 @ 9:15 am | Reply
  7. Got an email this morning that “due to hardware issue” they are moving my VPS to another server, and it turns out that:

    1. The new server is in Scranton PA (BurstNET, HostNOC)
    2. Received an old Xeon 2.8Ghz (cpu family: 15, model: 2) with *merely* 140Mhz on cpulimit.
    3. No migration – only a new VPS was created on the new host. I still have to manually migrate all the files.

    Needless to say, I won’t renew next month.

    October 5, 2009 @ 11:09 am | Reply
  8. Here’s a new Unixbench record from the “new” server I got…

                         INDEX VALUES
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7   290425.3        7.7
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1      673.5       81.0
    Execl Throughput                               188.3       98.8        5.2
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0     2733.0       10.2
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0      546.0        5.1
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0    15923.0       10.4
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6    10089.2        0.9
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6     4103.6        2.7
    Process Creation                               569.3      330.3        5.8
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8       28.8        6.4
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5     7797.5        0.7
                                                                     =========
         FINAL SCORE                                                       5.4
    

    FAIL!

    October 5, 2009 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
  9. You are correct.

    We had a major problem between the Atom processor and the OpenVZ software. It was an emergency situation and we needed to move to another server asap.

    As far as the cpu allocation that, was a mistake by the server tech. Please check it again you should see much better benchmarks now.

    Also, the email and hostname problems have all been fixed.

    October 13, 2009 @ 12:32 am | Reply
  10. As LowEndAdmin wrote above, his VPS was moved to a Xeon 2.8GHz, with cpulimit being 140MHz. So it seems that NetSpace originally intended to run 20(=2.8GHz/140MHz) VE’s on this server, right?

    October 14, 2009 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
  11. @Daily Botnet Statistics — well. Not quite. Remember the CPU resource is burstable so setting your cpulimit base on how many you intend to run is pretty much defeating the purpose of having a VPS. Also those are supposed to be dual-socket Xeons.

    @Del — yup got my VPS rebooted with a new cpulimit, and it is now showing a single core of 556Mhz.

    October 15, 2009 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  12. @Del — is there a reason why NetspaceLtd.com is currently showing a WEB HOSTING DIRECTORY?! Are you getting out of the business?

    December 11, 2009 @ 1:28 am | Reply

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