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OneDollarVPS - $3/Quarter 128MB OpenVZ VPS in UK

OneDollarVPS It’s pretty clear what you should expect from the name of the website — OneDollarVPS. Thanks to Barry from HostSign who emailed me about it 2 weeks ago, and Alex who announced it going live yesterday. You can’t, however, pay just $1. Rather, the most basic plan “VPS 1”, would require quarterly payment of $3/Quarter. The next step up, “VPS 2”, does allow you to pay $2/month though. However let’s come back to “VPS 1” and see what it includes. You can order it using this link.

  • 128MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

In fact all their plans are under our listing criteria. $5/month will get their “range-topping” VPS 5 with 640MB memory, 50GB storage and 250GB/month data. Servers in UK with Melbourne Network Solutions (test IP: They own their own servers rather than leased. HostSign has its domain registered since Feb 2010, which is a UK Limited Company (Company Number: 6875529). They have also registered OnePoundVPS.co.uk.

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  1. Wira:

    Can we use it as pptp vpn and private proxy?

    June 27, 2011 @ 2:51 am | Reply
    • Christian:

      Same question here :)

      June 27, 2011 @ 8:24 am | Reply
  2. macro:

    no paypal?
    don’t give out credit card number to these guys.

    June 27, 2011 @ 3:30 am | Reply
    • Interesting… was about to be tempted (after the Hostrail stuff…)

      June 27, 2011 @ 3:57 am | Reply
    • It does not even have ssl and “You attempted to reach onedollarvps.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as cloud.unlimitedwebhosting.co.uk.” if you add https there is a 403 error

      June 27, 2011 @ 4:05 am | Reply
    • Credit cards are processed 3rd party via paypoint.net and we do accept paypal, its an option on the checkout page :)

      June 27, 2011 @ 8:56 am | Reply
      • vedran:

        Ok, this time there was paypal option, but it didn’t work (it just took me to the paypal page). I paid through the client area and that worked. Now I’m just waiting for my VPS …

        June 27, 2011 @ 9:42 am | Reply
    • Jun:

      There is PayPal option… Though I mind no SSL encryption in their payment page.

      June 27, 2011 @ 9:10 am | Reply
  3. Spo0lsh:

    IPv6 and/or tun/tap interface are avalible?

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:20 am | Reply
  4. Hi guys,

    We do accept paypal if required, simply chose it at the checkout.

    There is no ssl on the onedollarvps.com domain as it simply redirects to a dedicated page on our hostsign website, however all credit cards are processed 3rd party by paypoint.net.

    Kind regards

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  5. P.S We can enable tun/tap, simply open a support ticket and we’ll do so.

    IPv6 will be added over the next few days, and it’ll be 5 IPv6 addresses per VPS.

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:56 am | Reply
  6. Alex:

    Waiting to get my vps up and running… I’ll come back with some test results.

    June 27, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  7. Ixape:

    Makes you ask yourself ‘Are these guys really that stable with prices like this after HostRail?’…

    June 27, 2011 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
    • mina:
      processor       : 0
      vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
      cpu family      : 6
      model           : 28
      model name      :          Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525   @ 1.80GHz
      stepping        : 10
      cpu MHz         : 1800.060
      cache size      : 512 KB
      physical id     : 0
      siblings        : 4
      core id         : 0
      cpu cores       : 2
      apicid          : 0
      fpu             : yes
      fpu_exception   : yes
      cpuid level     : 10
      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 monitor ds_cpl tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
      bogomips        : 3600.12
      clflush size    : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:
      processor       : 1
      vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
      cpu family      : 6
      model           : 28
      model name      :          Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525   @ 1.80GHz
      stepping        : 10
      cpu MHz         : 1800.060
      cache size      : 512 KB
      physical id     : 0
      siblings        : 4
      core id         : 0
      cpu cores       : 2
      apicid          : 1
      fpu             : yes
      fpu_exception   : yes
      cpuid level     : 10
      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 monitor ds_cpl tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
      bogomips        : 3600.03
      clflush size    : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:
      processor       : 2
      vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
      cpu family      : 6
      model           : 28
      model name      :          Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525   @ 1.80GHz
      stepping        : 10
      cpu MHz         : 1800.060
      cache size      : 512 KB
      physical id     : 0
      siblings        : 4
      core id         : 1
      cpu cores       : 2
      apicid          : 2
      fpu             : yes
      fpu_exception   : yes
      cpuid level     : 10
      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 monitor ds_cpl tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
      bogomips        : 3600.08
      clflush size    : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:
      processor       : 3
      vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
      cpu family      : 6
      model           : 28
      model name      :          Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525   @ 1.80GHz
      stepping        : 10
      cpu MHz         : 1800.060
      cache size      : 512 KB
      physical id     : 0
      siblings        : 4
      core id         : 1
      cpu cores       : 2
      apicid          : 3
      fpu             : yes
      fpu_exception   : yes
      cpuid level     : 10
      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 monitor ds_cpl tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
      bogomips        : 3600.12
      clflush size    : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:

      Seems fine for the money.

      June 27, 2011 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
      • rds100:

        An Atom? Interesting :) Someone wants to run a UnixBench or similar on this and tell us the result?

        June 27, 2011 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
      • Seems not fine for me.
        Usually we only get 1 core for this price.
        I’d like to hear the story :D

        June 27, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
  8. vedran:

    Looks good so far:

    # wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --16:34:22--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    100%[=========================================>] 104,857,600 11.2M/s   in 8.9s
    16:34:31 (11.2 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    # 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, 20.5809 seconds, 52.2 MB/s
    June 27, 2011 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
  9. I can not access the website now.
    Are they changing the host / dns?

    June 27, 2011 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
  10. macro:

    Gee the site is so slow that it is competing against Hostrail whether they’re the slowest or hostrail.

    June 27, 2011 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  11. Tex:

    Signed up tonight, great support, fixed up where I made an oopsie with ordering due to paypal errors, and yeah, seem to be great guys. VPS seems fine too.

    June 27, 2011 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
  12. vedran:

    It looks like only the default CentOS template is 32 bit, all the other templates are 64 bit. Plus, I tried to install Ubuntu and it didn’t work (it removed the old OS, then nothing, empty disk).

    Oh well, time to learn CentOS.

    June 27, 2011 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
    • We had a problem earlier with our ubuntu image, however this was resolved if you want to try again.

      Any problems just open a ticket and we’ll take a look for you.


      June 27, 2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
      • vedran:

        Ubuntu works now, thanks!

        June 27, 2011 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  13. akam:

    a vps host with an atom!!!


    June 27, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  14. dannix:

    – any chance for 32bit debian template?
    – is the memory guaranteed? is there burst?
    – could someone post user_beancounters.

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
    • 32bit Debian 6 has been added to our templates now.
      Memory is guarenteed, with burst aswell (e.g 128mb gaurenteed, bursting to 256mb).

      June 27, 2011 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
      • dannix:

        Thanks for the info.
        – what about rDNS, is it possible to set it up in control panel or by ticket?

        June 27, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  15. john:

    don’t use 64bit in any environment, it’s not good except a few vps.
    anyway, amazingly nice setup, I have about MB/s speed to Los Angeles
    this could be a better setup/substitute for Hostrail scammer.

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
  16. Any chance for a Tribox OS template?

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
    • akam:

      if they can’t offer you trixbox
      you can install asterisk and afterwards freepbx
      it’s 99% the same as trixbox (trixbox is a modified freepbx)

      June 27, 2011 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
  17. The Dude:

    This can’t be sustainable, right? I ordered the $2 plan anyway and I’ll play around with it. I won’t use it for anything critical.

    Potentially interesting info: the money went to Premium Pixels Limited, a webdesign/software company with a weird website.

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
  18. I’m up for another $1 VPS :) Signup & payment via Paypal was quick and painless from here in Canada.

    June 27, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
  19. John_R:

    Just ordered one.

    Will make a good 4th server. Might use it for backup DNS and change the fanaticalvps server to a mail backup.

    Also good as a proxy so I can watch BBC!!!!! IT Crowd FTW

    June 27, 2011 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      IT Crowd is on Channel 4, not the BBC. :)

      June 28, 2011 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
      • John_R:

        Oops, my bad.

        Any word on when Season 5 comes to town?

        July 1, 2011 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
  20. Kuro:

    I can’t seem to find any TOS/AUP on their website.

    I’m wondering if IRC is allowed.

    June 28, 2011 @ 12:20 am | Reply
    • The Dude:

      Hostsign.co.uk (same company) has a Terms and Condition page that doesn’t restrict usage. With no information on the ODV website I’ll just assume they use that one. But possibly I assume wrong.

      June 28, 2011 @ 6:12 am | Reply
  21. Is the VPS setup instantly? I’m have pay using PayPal but still waiting my VPS information.

    June 28, 2011 @ 1:58 am | Reply
    • Brennan:

      No, I’m pretty sure it’s manual.

      June 28, 2011 @ 2:08 am | Reply
      • dannix:

        It is manual, I’m also waiting since ~10 hours for the setup.

        June 28, 2011 @ 7:51 am | Reply
        • vedran:

          I’ve waited ~2 hours.

          June 28, 2011 @ 9:43 am | Reply
    • The Dude:

      I’m waiting for over 12 hours. But I give them a break for the first ~10 hours as I ordered late at night.

      June 28, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  22. David:

    Any list online that shows available operating systems? Is CentOS Host-in-a-Box supported?


    June 28, 2011 @ 7:32 am | Reply
    • vedran:

      CentOS 5 32bit
      Centos 5 i386 HIB (hostinabox) template.
      Debian 6 32bit
      Debian 6.0 x86 64
      Fedora 14 x86 64
      Suse 11.4 x86 64
      Ubuntu 11.04 x86 64

      Apparently, if you ask for a template not listed there, they are willing to add it:

      June 28, 2011 @ 10:04 am | Reply
      • Luke:

        They added Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit after I asked.

        June 29, 2011 @ 6:17 am | Reply
  23. nw:

    still waiting for setup
    12 hours and 30 minutes already
    anyone deciding to order i suggest dont

    June 28, 2011 @ 9:02 am | Reply
  24. @Alex Lawler – Do you by any chance accept MoneyBookers?

    June 28, 2011 @ 10:17 am | Reply
  25. nw:

    @Alex Lawler – Why my VPS never set up?

    June 28, 2011 @ 10:39 am | Reply
    • All pending orders have been setup, please open a ticket with the order number if your having problems.

      June 28, 2011 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  26. Hi all,

    Apologies for the slow-down in setup, we’ve experienced extremely high orders since this ad which has seen us rushed off our feet!

    We are currently working through all new orders, and all should be setup within the next hour!

    You’ll also be pleased to know we are turning on our automatic provisioning today to setup will be instant going forward!

    P.S Hostsign is owned by Premium Pixels Limited, as stated in the blog post on here :)

    Kind regards

    June 28, 2011 @ 11:01 am | Reply
    • dannix:

      great to know, I’m waiting since > 13 hours now. Still pending

      June 28, 2011 @ 11:41 am | Reply
      • dannix:

        after ~14 hours vps has been setup.
        debian 32bit installed. It wasn’t working during first try, but it has been fixed quite fast.

        June 28, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  27. The Dude:

    Has anyone experience with reimaging their OS? The first thing I did was install Debian 32 bit but the disk is still empty after over 10 minutes. I’m not in a hurry but I’m just wondering what the experience is of other people.

    June 28, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      The same thing happened to me when I tried to install Ubuntu. Apparently, there was a problem with the image and they fixed it now (and it’s happily running on my box now).

      June 28, 2011 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
    • @The Dude: did you get re-installed successfully? I’m also waiting on a re-install to Debian 32bit.

      June 28, 2011 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
      • Resolved by Hostsign support minutes after I opened a ticket. Nice :)

        June 28, 2011 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
      • The Dude:

        I was away for a few hours and tried it again and it worked. I’m not sure if it was random or luck or that something changed.

        June 28, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
  28. Mr Man:

    Signed up and paid last night, haven’t even received confirmation email yet.

    June 28, 2011 @ 2:42 pm | Reply
    • Can you please let me have your order number, or full name as all orders have been processed.


      June 28, 2011 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
      • john:


        June 28, 2011 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
      • Mr Man:

        Invoice #16289

        June 28, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
        • Your emails bounced back to us, looks like the email address thats been entered is incorrect. Please open a support ticket by emailing helpdesk@hostsign.co.uk and we’ll sort that out for you.


          June 28, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
        • Mr Man:

          Oops my fault. Not sure how I managed to mistype my own email address twice but it was taken care of within minutes of me sending in a ticket.


          June 28, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  29. Anon:

    Will you accept bitcoin as payment?

    June 28, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
    • Mr. Man:

      How about Monopoly money?

      June 29, 2011 @ 12:51 am | Reply
      • LOL kids

        Someone is getting obsessed with that stuff…

        June 29, 2011 @ 1:01 am | Reply
  30. nsstrunks:

    It wasn’t an instant setup, but I received mine roughly 7 hours after I ordered one. Though I did place an order at 10PM EDT… so I suppose that’s to be expected.

    Just to keep everyone updated that doesn’t have one yet, here’s a list of the current OS options:
    Arch Linux 32/64bit
    CentOS 5 32bit/i386 HIB template
    Debian 6 32bit/32bit min
    Debian 6.0 x86_64
    Fedora 14 x86_64
    Suse 11.4 x86_64
    Ubuntu 11.04 32bit
    Ubuntu 11.04 x86_64

    June 29, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  31. At the end, I have ordered their VPS2… Quick review:

    Nice to see the mail details without the root password, but the SolusVM password is in plain.
    SolusVM doesn’t have SSL, fail
    It has BURST!!! Wow!
    Atom boxes with 4GB RAM, very nice.
    Using one of the latest kernels 028stab089.1
    With access to the 4 threads as someone said already. But is a very slow CPU anyway, and I am getting less performance than LowEndStock :P http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/431826
    Debian 6 Minimal template =) about 200MB at boot (It will get increased as I do an apt-get update).
    Getting pretty nice network speeds.
    Average I/O performance.

    Loving the little toy :D

    June 29, 2011 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      what about https://solus.crap:5656 ^_^ ?

      June 29, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • Ok, got one of my extreme low disk installs xD

      # df
      Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
      /dev/simfs            20971520    169744  20801776   1% /
      tmpfs                   262144         0    262144   0% /lib/init/rw
      tmpfs                   262144         0    262144   0% /dev/shm
      June 29, 2011 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
  32. I get this offer, took about 12 hours for setup. But the website http://www.hostsign.co.uk is very very slow, pages always timeout. I can’t access client area to get login details :)

    June 29, 2011 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  33. James:

    Signed up about 24 hours ago. No VPS, no response to support tickets. Don’t use them.

    June 30, 2011 @ 9:11 am | Reply
    • We’ve got no pending orders and no un-answered tickets currently. Can you please let me have the order number so I can check?


      June 30, 2011 @ 11:24 am | Reply
      • Ticket #703115 was opened 1 hour ago and is still open.

        Is there something wrong with your ticket system?

        June 30, 2011 @ 11:28 am | Reply
        • Hi Andy,

          I can see that particular ticket has been forwarded to an onsite engineer to deal with. They’ll respond shortly.

          Kind regards

          June 30, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
        • Thanks Alex

          June 30, 2011 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
      • James:

        Order Number: 7465053689

        July 1, 2011 @ 8:11 am | Reply
  34. Alex,

    It’s been around 18 hours since our VPS was purchased. Still waiting for an email.

    June 30, 2011 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
  35. Tyrant:

    Is this deal over or something? It would seem that the VPS1 plan is out of stock

    June 30, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
  36. nsstrunks:

    Alex, could you look into my order please? I placed the order over 24 hours ago and submitted a ticket earlier today for an inquiry about it with no reply yet.

    Order #8412452623
    Ticket #186977


    June 30, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

      June 30, 2011 @ 9:08 pm | Reply
  37. Simone:

    For those that just got there vps setup – what type of “benchmarks” are you getting now?

    June 30, 2011 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
    • nsstrunks:

      I ordered a VPS 2 (256MB RAM, 20GB HD, 100GB BW) the first day these were listed and here’s some benchmarks:

      # wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-07-01 04:11:30--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test'
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 9.35M/s   in 11s
      2011-07-01 04:11:41 (9.33 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      root@frigg [~]# 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, 924.594 seconds, 1.2 MB/s
      July 1, 2011 @ 1:50 am | Reply
      • I ordered the same.

        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, 38.5031 s, 27.9 MB/s

        The two day wait on new orders implies to me that they are not heavily overselling which is good to see.

        July 1, 2011 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  38. Hi all,

    Those of you who have placed orders that havent been provisioned yet – apologies for this, we are currently setting up some new nodes and awaiting the IP allocation for them.

    We’ll be actioning all pending orders within the next 48hours.

    Kind regards

    July 1, 2011 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
    • Me:

      I’ve requested a SL6 template (#429629) but haven’t received a response – could you check it out (as you said all tickets were answered)?

      July 1, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  39. Ixape:


    Some stats for a VPS with these guys :)

    July 1, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
  40. Just got an email from these guys..

    Dear Jack,
    Thank you for choosing one of our new "Dollar VPS" range of services, I trust you are happy with our services, but please feel free to contact us if you require any help!
    You may have read recently about the demise of other low price VPS providers such as HostRail, and I thought it best to assure you of our position:
    Established in 2010, originally in the shared hosting and domain name market.
    All our hardware with the exception of 1 or 2 off-site servers are wholly owned by our parent company; Premium Pixels Limited
    Nominet TAG Holders, meaning any UK domain names are registered in our own TAG.
    UK based company, incorporated under company number 07555280
    Cash rich with no debt or pending finance
    Whilst I realise you may be asking "How can you sell so cheap?", you must look at the bigger picture for our business - we generate income from all our product range, not just VPS's, and so this gives us some movement on the profit margin of our VPS range.
    For those of you interested in more than a VPS, please take a look at our newest brand - www.dedicatedatom.com - a budget dedicated server offering!
    Lastly, if you are thinking of purchasing a domain, or would like to transfer your domain to us, please check our domain service out at www.hostsign.co.uk/clients/domainchecker.php - we offer some of the best prices in the industry, along with excellent support!
    Kind regards, and thank you for choosing us!
    Have a great weekend,
    Barry Scarisbrick
    Director, Premium Pixels Limited, trading as HostSign.
    P.S We never send marketing or spam emails, but give the current HostRail situation I though it best to clarify our position.
    July 1, 2011 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
  41. Just ordered one. Waiting for the server.

    July 3, 2011 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Still waiting, but no response. Live help is also offline. :(

      July 4, 2011 @ 9:34 am | Reply
  42. Rhys Streefland:

    I ordered a VPS with you and it still hasn’t been set up after a few days :(

    July 4, 2011 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
    • It does say their could be delays of up to 48 hours. How long have you been waiting?

      July 4, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
      • Rhys Streefland:

        I have been waiting 3 or 4 days now.

        July 4, 2011 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  43. nsstrunks:

    Been waiting since Thursday now… I’m hoping that my service starts on the day I receive the server rather than the day I ordered it.

    I just sent in a reply to the ticket I opened last week for an update on it.

    July 4, 2011 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
  44. Patrick:

    Uhh, their website I swear isn’t even finished. No ‘Company Info’ page, their WHMCS contact is broken (image CAPTCHA doesn’t work) and when you attempt to reset your account password you get a ‘The reset link you have followed is invalid. Please try again.’

    Have to say, I’m less than impressed. Waited over 48hrs now. However if it does work out (ie: all set up, good servers etc…) then I’ll without doubt be staying there despite that bad set-up.

    July 4, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
    • I feel guilty being the one who recommended these guys to you :(

      July 4, 2011 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
      • Patrick:

        No point since it may turn out all good- never know (hope so!)

        July 4, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
        • Could do! (yn) Was good for me though :/ Wonder what these guys are playing at..

          July 4, 2011 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
        • Patrick:

          96 hours later, still nothing. Double the expected waiting deployment time, as well as a ticket which still hasn’t been responded to 13 hours later. Seriously hope they get their act together.

          July 5, 2011 @ 10:12 am | Reply
      • marco:

        they are duplicate of Hostrail.
        Take moeny, giving out excuses, and then fold.
        that’s the fixed pattern nowadays by scammers specially from Europe, Nordic, Hostrail, many others are from this crooked land.

        July 5, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  45. Loopinini:

    Isn’t that “design” or should i say template the same as http://www.freweb.com.au?

    Who copied who here?

    Or are they both run by the same person?

    July 5, 2011 @ 11:56 am | Reply
    • Hi everyone, Just to clear this up. We are not associated with this other business at all. We do not have any other sister companies or affiliates.

      Thought would make that clear before it went further.

      Thank you
      FRE Web Solutions

      July 5, 2011 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
    • Nah, I guess is a template

      July 5, 2011 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
      • Anon:

        Don’t you just love it when people who offer web design work but don’t make there own templates?

        July 5, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
  46. Jon:

    Just an update I have recieved. Ordered 5 days ago no but here is the explanation I have been sent:

    This email concerns your order with HostSign, that is still pending.

    We can confirm your order has been received, and will be processed shortly.

    Unfortunately we have experienced a small delay with obtaining a new allocation of IP addresses from our uplink provider, which we need before we can setup your VPS.

    We hope to have these IP addresses allocated very soon, and will be processing your order as soon as they come through.

    Please accept our apologies for this shorty, unavoidable delay, and rest assured we will be adjusting the billing date on your service so you do not lose out.

    Kind regards and thanks for your patience,

    HostSign Support Team

    July 5, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
    • Patrick:

      I got the same email. And now we wait :P

      July 6, 2011 @ 9:07 am | Reply
  47. It’s over 72 hours, not just 48, but still no response.

    July 6, 2011 @ 6:37 am | Reply
    • Adam:
      July 6, 2011 @ 9:21 am | Reply
      • Patrick:

        Yeah, that’s what I was saying earlier, though if you go to the contact link in the nav you’ll see all the contact info you need, however a finish website is always a nice sign.

        July 6, 2011 @ 9:22 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          How can they make profit off these offers?

          If you choose to pay yearly, it is just $10/year.

          The delayed order and no sufficient IP subnet only indicate that they have not planned it fully and I seriously doubt they will ever become profitable.

          July 6, 2011 @ 9:31 am | Reply
        • Patrick:
          How can they make profit off these offers?
          If you choose to pay yearly, it is just $10/year.

          I guess if you go for cheap dedi’s it works out quite well, though yeah I assume they sold out quicker than they would have expected and thus their planning was badly carried out.

          July 6, 2011 @ 9:36 am | Reply
      • Adam:

        Their previous company “B P Scarisbrick Ltd” was dissolved 23/11/2010 after a short time of activity.

        This new company name was just created recently: 08/03/2011

        July 6, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply
        • Patrick:

          In which case lets hope they can survive and have learnt from their mistakes. Would be nice if deals such as this were more common, however it’s really too cheap to opperate and I’ve no idea how they do it.

          July 6, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
  48. Patrick:

    Right, now my VPS has been set up! Yaaay!
    Actually, I paid for one and got two. One I can log into Solus but the IP is not linked to that VM, and on the other, I can SSH to it, however Solus doesn’t work.

    Also please fix your WHMCS password reset- I’d contact you via that though I can’t if I can’t log in, it keeps saying that the link I click expired. Oh, it would be nice if you also replied to my ticket I created yesterday.

    July 6, 2011 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Fussy client ;)

      July 6, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
      • Patrick:

        well it would be nice if the IP was actually linked to the VM after 4 days of waiting.

        July 6, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
        • Just joking :D Seems like this company is sliding fast :/

          July 6, 2011 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
  49. Patrick:

    Last point for tonight- the IP I was allocated is in the US. Very misleading.

    July 6, 2011 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
    • What do you mean?

      I know another company assigned my a IP which reports as being in Germany on some IP lookup sites. Is this what you mean?

      July 6, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
      • Patrick:

        Solus reports it as the states as do many other sites. Maybe I’m wrong, however an IP which doesn’t resolve, and one which is in the states is a little frustrating (yes I realize you get what you pay for :P)

        July 6, 2011 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
        • Oh dear.. look at these trace routes..

          [geek@switzerland ~]$ traceroute
          traceroute to (, 20 hops max, 40 byte packets
          2 *
          3 ( 2.296 ms
          4 de-fra03a-rd1-xe-2-2-0.aorta.net ( 13.372 ms
          5 ( 13.326 ms
          6 cr02.frf02.pccwbtn.net ( 14.871 ms
          7 vl0019.gwy02.sctn01.hostnoc.net ( 105.855 ms
          8 xe1-02.agg04.sctn01.hostnoc.net ( 105.450 ms
          9 *
          10 *
          11 *
          12 *
          13 *
          14 *
          15 *
          16 *
          17 *
          18 *
          19 *
          20 *
          [geek@switzerland ~]$ _
          [geek@u.s.a. ~]$ traceroute
          traceroute to (, 20 hops max, 40 byte packets
          2 70-36-170-193.static.sonic.net ( 1.179 ms
          3 2.ge-2-1-0.gw.sr.sonic.net ( 0.962 ms
          4 2.ge-1-1-0.gw2.sr.sonic.net ( 1.211 ms
          5 0.ge-6-1-6.gw3.equinix-sj.sonic.net ( 5.637 ms
          6 ge13-1.br02.sjo01.pccwbtn.net ( 5.595 ms
          7 vl0019.gwy02.sctn01.hostnoc.net ( 94.242 ms
          8 xe1-02.agg04.sctn01.hostnoc.net ( 94.839 ms
          9 *
          10 *
          11 *
          12 *
          13 *
          14 *
          15 *
          16 *
          17 *
          18 *
          19 *
          20 *
          [geek@u.s.a. ~]$ _
          [geek@netherlands ~]$ traceroute
          traceroute to (, 20 hops max, 40 byte packets
          2 ae0.463-m7i-r05-tcn.gn.duocast.net ( 5.532 ms
          3 ae0.54-m10i-gs.ams.duocast.net ( 5.521 ms
          4 amsix.r2.am.hwng.net ( 7.488 ms
          5 1-1.r2.lo.hwng.net ( 27.477 ms
          6 3-3.r1.lo.hwng.net ( 18.476 ms
          7 4-1.r1.ny.hwng.net ( 85.431 ms
          8 ( 128.397 ms
          9 ( 87.408 ms
          10 xe1-03.agg04.sctn01.hostnoc.net ( 88.399 ms
          11 *
          12 *
          13 *
          14 *
          15 *
          16 *
          17 *
          18 *
          19 *
          20 *
          [geek@netherlands ~]$ _

          Seem to be going to BurstNET.

          And as you said – 100% packet loss from everywhere.


          July 6, 2011 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
  50. dpflap:

    pity they dont answer emails. sent one two days ago and still no reply

    July 6, 2011 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
    • Be good if LEA posted the email address of which they contacted him – Probably a personal email :P

      July 6, 2011 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
      • Patrick:

        Indeed. I know the guy who they bought ClubMinecraft from, apparently he’s been waiting months for an email. As per their ToS we’re entitled to ask for a refund, too bad we can’t email him to settle the issue.

        July 6, 2011 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
      • dpflap:

        I’ve used the form on their website

        July 6, 2011 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
        • Patrick:

          Indeed, I did also, however they aren’t replying. Also when you call their line no one picks up. Going to give them tomorrow (will be the 5th day of waiting, which clearly is more than enough to set up a working VM & also it will have been ~3 days to reply to a ticket), then will take it to paypal.

          @Lawrie: Indeed, however iPlayer won’t work in the states. You expect to get what you buy. Wasn’t expecting anything amazing, but a VM you can connect to and basic support is something you’d expect :P

          July 6, 2011 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
      • No. It’s from either @premium-pixels.co.uk or @hostsign.co.uk.

        July 7, 2011 @ 10:25 am | Reply
  51. kps:

    got my vps today and could not boot. The ticket was responded within an hour. Its working now.
    I choose centos template. That is not working that good. So far had to replace a funny name server and clean up yum. And the yum update is 114MB.
    But overall it seems much more stable than my boxes with i.e. hostrail. Unfortunately I will not get those 20 virtual support workers and all those other funny emails.
    You should know a little bit how to help yourself with linux. Then this may become fun – especialy for this price. Where is the risk? Where would be a reason to complain?

    July 6, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
  52. Lawrie:

    I’ve got mine to at last. In the VPS Control Panel it is described as being in Scranton USA so indeed it looks like they’ve got some hosts with Burst.
    The only place it actually states it’s in the UK is here in LEB but still I am a little disappointed because I thought I was getting a UK based VPS. Still for two dollars?

    July 6, 2011 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
    • It could be that Solus is reporting it incorrectly – Post your IP here and we’ll find out for you ;)

      July 6, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  53. Lawrie:

    Second to last hop on a trace route to my VPS…

    xe1-01.agg04.sctn01.hostnoc.net ( 83.144 ms 83.203 ms 83.179
    Pretty obvious huh? UK that is not!!

    July 6, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
    • Hmm.. looks like they are cheaping out over at BurstNET.

      July 6, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      Mine is in the UK, traceroute ends with

      10  welcome.to.melbourne.co.uk (  79.145 ms  81.172 ms  84.351 ms
      11  custgw1a.tur.melbourne.co.uk (  87.074 ms  89.062 ms  53.391 ms
      12  srv2.hostsign.net (  52.976 ms  54.876 ms  56.870 ms
      13  onedollarvps (  60.857 ms  62.886 ms  66.818 ms
      July 6, 2011 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
  54. Alex G:


    July 6, 2011 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
  55. Just to add a couple of comments on to this:

    As our UK IP allocation is taking some time to come through, we have provisioned some new vps orders on our US nodes. Whilst we appreciate everyone wont be happy with this, we took the option of doing this rather than keeping people waiting longer.

    Anyone that has been setup on a US node, we will be dropping an email to them as soon as we have space/allocation on our UK space offering them a move if they want.

    I also understand peoples frustration at our slow-down in answering tickets/email, unfortunately this was due to the unseen increase in support requests coming through – you’ll be pleased to hear we have now allocated more resource to our support team.

    If anyone does have an outstanding issue, unanswered query, or requires some direct support, please feel free to email me directly – alex.lawler@hostsign.co.uk


    July 6, 2011 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
    • If a customer decides they wan’t their service moving from the US node to a UK node will be get their files moved by yourselves and the VPS working and in tact on the new UK node?

      July 6, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  56. Keith:

    They’ve just cancelled my paypal subscription.

    July 6, 2011 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
    • Mine too, time to backup and move on I am guessing.

      July 6, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
    • Seems they are having a lot of trouble at the moment – I would contact them before making assumptions as to why this might have been done.

      July 6, 2011 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
      • Patrick:

        Honestly not sure if I should tempt the devil and stay, or just ask for a refund and find me another provider. Tough one.

        July 6, 2011 @ 8:56 pm | Reply
  57. sleddog:

    Seems like they ran out of IP space and have done what they could to give people a ONE DOLLAR VPS as promised.

    As a company, they probably have other things to do in addition to provisioning your ONE DOLLAR VPS and providing technical support to you for ONE DOLLAR per month.

    I can only image the furore that would be here if they charged — gasp — two dollars.

    July 6, 2011 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
    • sleddog:

      LEA: feel free to fix my dumbass BB code ;)

      July 6, 2011 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
    • Patrick:

      Yeah, I understand it’s a ONE DOLLAR VPS. I’m not silly, and using tags which don’t work to emphasize this point really does nothing for me. Since it’s a ONE DOLLAR VPS I’ve happily waited nearly five days. It seems as though they’re doing the right thing and are now helping us with our ONE DOLLAR VPS specific problems. As I’ve previously mentioned, I hope things get better (:

      July 6, 2011 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
      • sleddog:

        Hey, I called myself a dumbass, what more do you want? :)

        FWIW I have one of the $1 VPSs and it’s been running pretty good. So maybe if you just hang for a while they’ll get it sorted when new IPs arrive.

        All the best….

        July 6, 2011 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
        • Patrick:

          hehe, yeah they’ve just replied and fixed my problem in 5 mins.
          Everything works perfectly now.

          Lets hope they have a better few months :D (5* support after after they finally got round to replying!)

          July 6, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
        • My VPS has been set up and working fine since the day they posted the offer, so there was no need to cancel the paypal subscription as far as I know.

          As for benefit of the doubt, sure I will give them that, just like I did hostrail, intelliserve and ipap, but I know where that got me, so as a precaution I have just moved anything I need off my “two dollar” VPS until I know why my paypal subscription was cancelled and am convinced they will not have disappeared by the end of the month.

          July 6, 2011 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
        • Sawyerr:

          What script is running on that status page, looks good? Can I have the source?

          Meanwhile this doesn’t feel right or does it?
          11.37 13.96 16.68

          July 16, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
        • Sawyerr:

          Lol sorry, that “looks good?” wasn’t meant as a question. Scratch off the question mark.

          July 16, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
        • sleddog:

          @Sawyerr: the script is here.

          Meanwhile, my idle ‘onedollarvps’ has been more often that not unresponsive, swamped by a massively high load caused, I think, by iowait. It’s been useless for a week or more. No response to a support ticket.

          July 16, 2011 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
    • Well they did take payment for three months – So $3 wasted is a little worse than you’re saying $1 wasted.

      July 7, 2011 @ 5:33 am | Reply
  58. Paul:

    I’ve had a VPS with these guys under their ZazooVPS brand for a few months now, and everything was going swimmingly until a few days ago.

    Performance has always been adequate, if far from dazzling (but then for $3.50, what do you expect?!?)

    Has been down for two days now – can’t even get up the Solus control panel page!

    July 6, 2011 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
  59. nsstrunks:

    Mine was setup this afternoon as well. Got two setup emails… first email doesn’t work (I guess it was a temporary VPS or something) but the second one works fine. I also noticed that someone had previously logged into it in the past…

    Last login: Sun Apr  5 19:36:07 2009 from xxx

    I wonder where it grabbed that information from… seems like the VPS is a fresh install.

    July 6, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      I believe that information is stored in the /var/log/lastlog file. It just means someone forgot to empty the file before creating the template.

      July 6, 2011 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
  60. John_R:

    The PayPal subscription cancel is disturbing.

    I have been using my VPS as a full-time proxy server for web browsing from home, and it has not given any problems yet.

    Assuming that I can renew next quarter, they will be the backup DNS.

    July 7, 2011 @ 2:16 am | Reply
  61. I just want to put in a positive message. I believe I ordered the $2 VPS the day it was posted on LEB. It took them a few hours to set it up but performance has been o.k since then. I am a little worried they canceled the Paypal subscription. I’m not sure why. If it’s because they’re moving away from Paypal because of the high fee’s I will cancel my subscription, it sucks a little they haven’t commented on the reason why yet.

    July 7, 2011 @ 11:07 am | Reply
  62. Just submit a ticket asking why my paypal subscription was cancelled, but given I still have a tech support ticket open since 30th June I doubt I will get a reply.

    July 8, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply
    • I got a reply.

      “We’ve chosen to remove paypal as a payment option for our services due to the costs involved and lack of support from paypal.

      We’ll be sending an email out shortly advising of this.”

      July 8, 2011 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
      • Patrick:

        Thanks for the info. Not sure if I’ll be with them after next payment.

        July 8, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
        • vedran:

          I will, if they keep the same service and price. Had no problems at all so far.

          July 8, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
      • Perhaps too many people have opened cases against them.

        July 8, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
      • Damn, for me that means that I will cancel…

        Btw, a quick tip for you all if you don’t want to be forced to subscribe (sometimes you can, sometimes not):

        When you are redirected to accept the Paypal subscription, go yo your client area and lookup your generated invoice, then just pay that invoice, don’t accept the subscription.

        July 8, 2011 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
  63. Zion:

    Ordered when this just came out, got bit lost with all the paypal stuff, but honestly, one of the best vps services i had

    July 8, 2011 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
  64. nsstrunks:

    Just got an email about an hour ago addressing the Paypal issue.

    If you pay for your service by PayPal, you may have noticed your recurring subscription payment cancelled recently. HostSign is part of the Premium Pixels Ltd company, and until last week all payments via paypal were made to a shared PayPal account in the name of Premium Pixels Ltd.

    Due to the recent growth of HostSign, we now have a dedicated PayPal account setup in the name of HostSign Server Hosting, which will be used for all future PayPal payments.

    Kind regards and thanks for using HostSign,

    Rich Johnson

    Support Manager @ HostSign

    (I hope that cite does what I think it does… still not used to LEB yet)

    July 9, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
    • nsstrunks:

      Meh, close enough. If someone wants to fix my formatting… then feel free >.>… *wishes for a “preview” button*

      July 9, 2011 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  65. Josh:

    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, 15.8407 s, 67.8 MB/s

    Not bad performance considering it’s only $1 a month.

    July 9, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
  66. LittleGuy:

    Any chance at US datacenter?

    July 12, 2011 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
    • Contact support and ask. Some clients here who requested a UK server were placed onto US servers so they may have some US space to place you on.

      July 13, 2011 @ 5:47 am | Reply
      • Box:

        Support don’t bother answering tickets

        July 13, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  67. Box:

    I’ve bought this VPS but stuck on a US node but still I can say that for the last 24 hours I’ve been extremely impressed with it. It’s definitely not over sold but you can’t rule it out as the limited company they registered the domain under has been dormant for over a year and also their website has no page for “company info” – which is the root of all conspiracies. But I wish these guys all the best and hope they break even and generate income so they can keep going. There’s always a suffering point though – like with Virgin Media, they were so over-whelmed with new accounts that they didn’t account for poor performance of their entire network, not to mention support is.was pretty much non existent.

    I can imagine HostSign being overwhelmed with bullshit tickets, I do, but they only need 2 people doing 12 hour shifts to respond to all tickets – they’re not exactly going to get important corporate clients that need priority support on a 10 dollar a year VPS are they. It’s irresponsible that I’ve had to wait over 24 hours to get a response for such a small query yet 4 of my friends had pre sale questions answered within 10 minutes, even when my ticket when unanswered for 10 hours, they still responded to a pre sale question. But allow the BS about “different departments” – you’re a very small company that’s not even registered and isn’t legally allowed to trade under a dormant limited company number.

    I want you guys to live and do well so no disrespect intended. Just get some red bulls down you and work your boobies off. You won’t get rich ignoring, delaying or avoiding your customers. Be nice to the people who pay you, if we go, you go. :-)

    July 13, 2011 @ 7:55 am | Reply
    • Patrick:

      Some very very wise words there. Well said Sir!

      July 13, 2011 @ 11:02 am | Reply
    • VirginMedia are just 100% rubbish all over – My experience with them over the phone will put me off their services for life.

      July 13, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  68. Hasanul:

    My box only up for a few days, than offline until now. All I can do is cancel the service, but, funny, there’s no Cancellation Button at the client area :)

    Just remember, they did cancel the Paypal subscription to all their clients weeks ago.

    July 16, 2011 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
  69. Patrick:

    Still waiting for my English IP… Has anybody got theirs?

    July 16, 2011 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
    • Box:

      +1 but what’s making me even more worried is that they said above they would be sorting out the secure site (SSL) yet they haven’t.

      July 16, 2011 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  70.  dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=32k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 73.2566 s, 7.3 MB/s

    …$1.00 is a dollar. Pretty slow. SSH is becoming a bit sluggish itself. Node srv4s.

    July 19, 2011 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  71. sleddog:

    Hey HostSign: you guys are definitely on the right track, performance has improved significantly over the past 3 days. It’s great to see a super-low-budget host actually pay attention to their hardware and do something about performance issues. Congrats!

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:26 pm | Reply
    • john:

      On the right track?
      their US node has been down for more than a week, and no answers on tickets.

      July 29, 2011 @ 4:29 pm | Reply
      • sleddog:

        Well, not being on a US I wouldn’t know that. That’s BurstNet right?

        July 29, 2011 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  72. Jon:

    ..Well its been a month now. although like many my service wasnt started at the time of payment i was told thet next billing would take this “delayed start” into consideration for future billing.
    I have now received my first billing renewal, which isnt taking into account the “lost days” and also wasnt this supposed to be $3 per quarter. not per month as i am being billed for?(thought i opted for the pricey $4 option)
    I was put on a US node and it has been very slow since the start(maybe a few good days)
    Just wondering is anyone else in the same situation?
    Its hard to complain over something the price of a Pint but I do want a service thats stated.

    July 31, 2011 @ 10:40 am | Reply
  73. michael:

    Like many of you on here, I couldn’t resist a $1 VPS, I asked for mine to be setup in the US for VPN/Proxy use.

    I got my VPS provisioned quickly and did an OS reinstall fine. However, I have been unable to access my VPS reliably for the last 2 days, a ticket for TUN/TAP to be enabled has gone unanswered for 2 days. The console connection (either via SSH or webterminal) doesn’t work.

    Not feeling the love right now :(


    July 31, 2011 @ 11:38 am | Reply
    • Jason:

      I purchased a plan 2 days ago and sent a request for a refund today. I can’t access SSH half the time, the web panel doesn’t work properly, and my tickets are unanswered.

      August 1, 2011 @ 4:55 am | Reply
    • I’m having the same issue here :(

      August 1, 2011 @ 5:46 am | Reply
    • michael:

      Was fixed for a bit yesterday and now bombing again, still no update on a high priority ticket…. Guess I will be asking for a refund :( Really wanted a cheap VPS in America.

      August 1, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply
      • michael:

        Just had an email from them, apparently they are having some issues with one american VPS host. Still no update to any of the tickets I have opened. Over 24 hours in a host down unreliable scenario, doesn’t matter if it is a non-critical server, it’s still down and I am still paying money for it!

        August 1, 2011 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          Looks like their service went downhill FAST. I’m on node srv3, I think. My VPS is in Scranton, PA on HostNoc/BurstNET. The SSH is very unresponsive. Running vim usually crashes the entire session. I have nothing running on the VPS either, not even apache. The thing is completely useless. I can’t install anything on it, let alone run a website.

          Yes, it took 8 minutes:

          wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          –2011-08-02 08:14:25– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
          Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net…
          Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80… connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
          Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
          Saving to: `100mb.test’

          100%[=======================================================>] 104,857,600 132K/s in 8m 0s

          2011-08-02 08:22:27 (213 KB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

          August 2, 2011 @ 4:34 am | Reply
    • michael:

      Got refunded very quickly when I requested it. Good customer service at the end.

      August 2, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply
  74. john:

    Alex seems to be a nice guy, but his servers in the U.S and UK are horrible.
    When it works, it works good, but the problem is working time is about 5 minutes.
    and rest of the day, it’s down. He’s trying hard to keep it up, but somehow,, it does not work.

    August 2, 2011 @ 4:03 am | Reply
    • michael:

      While I don’t disagree, a little bit of communication would go a long way! I have had a host down ticket open for 3 days and still have heard nothing. There was an email last night saying they were aware of a problem, the host seems to be up this morning, but no follow up email.

      August 2, 2011 @ 6:21 am | Reply
      • john:

        I asked for refund, will see what happened.

        August 2, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  75. My $1 box in the UK has been running just fine.

    [root@hs:~] uptime
    00:16:37 up 16 days, 53 min, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.02, 0.00

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:48 am | Reply
  76. Jason:

    My VPS has been basically useless since the start. I asked to be moved to the UK server and here’s the reply:

    05/08/2011 18:58

    We’re going to be moving all VPS’s over to our UK servers over the next few days, you’ll receive an email once done.

    Kind regards

    August 6, 2011 @ 5:02 am | Reply
    • I received an email yesterday from HostSign, saying that all US VPSs were being moved to the UK over the next seven days.

      Did you not receive that email?

      August 6, 2011 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
      • Jason:

        I checked Gmail’s spam folder and found that email as well as an email telling me my ticket had a response. I had used the web interface and read the response earlier and was surprised they hadn’t sent me an email about the response.

        I set the email as “Not Junk” so hopefully future emails from them will make it to my inbox.

        August 6, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
  77. tommy:

    my VPSs were down almost all day today. My account and ticket system at their main sites were un accessible. What is going on? Did not get emails about the move at all. Will the network be better in UK ? It sucked ass big time in the US .

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:55 am | Reply
    • Armyf9:

      Same problem here and got no email.

      August 7, 2011 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
      • Tony:

        same here, just have my spam box cleaned yesterday. :p

        Hostname: xxxx
        IP Address: 184.82.142.xxx
        Operating System: CentOS 5 32bit
        Location: Scranton, United States
        Status: Offline

        August 7, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
        • hafis:

          same to me, i already offline 1 week till now. :'(

          August 13, 2011 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
      • Armyf9:

        Mine seems to be back up but SolusVM says it’s offline? :-/

        August 7, 2011 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
  78. A week ago, this service was running fine.
    Now how-ever, it’s terrible!

    It takes minutes to load a static webpage… minutes to connect using ssh… nearly impossible to use vim…

    I suspect the I/O to be overloaded… And, it seems at-least disk I/O is currently horrible:

    # 129404+0 records in
    # 129404+0 records out
    # 1060077568 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 275.681 seconds, 3.8 MB/s
    August 8, 2011 @ 4:11 pm | Reply
  79. bax:

    Its just horrible so far. the US server is slow, times out often and again, its just fucking slow. For example apt-get update takes around 3 hours!! Kernels are old and after update the whole box stop working. Archlinux gets fucked up after single pacman -Syu.

    Not satisfied even little bit.

    August 13, 2011 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
    • armyf9:

      Yup, mine is down again since yesterday.
      I didn’t mind the slowness, but it’s just offline most of the time. No response to emails/tickets thus far.

      I’m thinking of abandoning this VPS because it has wasted so much time – I’ve only used it for IRC so far (2/3 weeks):

      Operating System: Debian 6 32bit
      Location: Scranton, United States
      Status: Offline

      10 MB of 50 GB used / 49.99 GB free

      August 14, 2011 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
  80. Tim:

    Screw OneDollarVPS. Slow Support.
    And not more even payment with Paypal! Bah!

    August 14, 2011 @ 11:22 am | Reply
  81. Noxn:

    I don’t see any paypal option at the checkout.

    August 14, 2011 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  82. Rob:

    Just had to cancel my package with them on PayPal’s end. VPS had been unable to boot for a couple of days, and even their own website was down so I had no way of contacting support and asking them to fix it or even to cancel.

    August 15, 2011 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
  83. The Dude:

    I’ve been with them since the beginning and have a UK based VPS. For this price the service has been great. Quick response to tickets and a lot of uptime (was in the ~25 days area until it was restarted yesterday). Sometimes stuff slows down tho. At least once every week or two weeks my shell and web server will take several seconds to do anything.

    I just received an email stating that the UK based servers will be moving too and their IP’s will change. This is extremely annoying for obvious reasons. I’m in the process of moving all my websites over to other servers so I have the downtime in my own control, plus I don’t know how good their new data center is. Definitely a big fat negative on their record for me. Not sure if I will keep my account of cancel it.

    August 15, 2011 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
    • I’m gonna wait and see how the service is after migration. It might be fine :) With ultra-low budget hosts I think we’ve got to cut them some slack in situations like this. If they follow through, great. If not, well then it’s cancellation time.

      August 15, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
      • Yesterday: email received regarding upcoming migration. IP address will change according to this announcement.
        5 hours ago: VPS is down.
        4 hours ago: Email received that first set of migration were complete. No mention of new IP addressing.
        3 hours ago: Ticket regarding new IP opened. Still unanswered.
        Now: VPS may be up but I don’t know it’s new IP. SolusVM down for “maintenance”.


        August 16, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
      • Another day has passed — no VPS, no SolusVM, no ticket response, no news at all from HostSign.

        I guess it’s termination time. Hasta la vista, baby!

        August 17, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
  84. mark:

    i signed up for the site. it was up and running ok, but then it just disapeared, and i can’t find my box. there’s no control panel available. the ipaddress doesn’t respond. i’ve opened tickets with their support and … nothing. no response at all. it’s been a couple of days w/o any help. this is completely pathetic.

    August 18, 2011 @ 12:44 am | Reply
  85. perterz:

    please just all cancel all together by calling your credit card banks or paypal. These people do not deserve our pennies. Our new boxes been down for weeks and no response on email, support ticket or phone whatsoever. Take action now before too late guys

    August 18, 2011 @ 7:39 am | Reply
  86. It smells a little like hostrail/w2 failure (for ever)

    August 18, 2011 @ 8:20 am | Reply
  87. i:

    Just canceled paypal payment.

    August 18, 2011 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
  88. I updated my support ticket again after another day, and minutes later got this mass-mail:

    Dear user,

    As you are probably aware we are currently suffering a serious outage on our DollarVPS range in both our UK locations.

    Our engineers are working on this outage, and hope to have it resolved shortly.

    Please note we will not be responding indivually to tickets about the outage as all our resources are being concentrated on bringing the service backonline as quickly as possible.

    Please accept our apologies for this issue, and rest assured credit will be made to those affected.

    Kind regards


    I guess someone finally realized, after two days, that the “DollarVPS range” was screwed.

    August 18, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
  89. Four days with no service and no support response.

    I’d say deadpool ’em :)

    August 20, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
    • Wesley:

      Lucky me, was just about to buy one until i saw the last few comments

      August 20, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
      • I cancelled after the first month ($2/m plan). The performance is annoying xD and I didn’t need this VPS anymore.

        PS: lately I was thinking on getting the $1 plan to do some backups and cronjobs, but it seems that they are in problems :S

        August 20, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
    • I can confirm that, absolutely no response since a few days!

      August 20, 2011 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
      • Too many cheating providers in the market :)

        August 20, 2011 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
  90. vedran:

    http://www.hostsign.net/ is down
    http://onedollarvps.com/ is down
    My VPS is down.

    I’ve got some emails about the server moves and outages a few days ago, but this doesn’t look promising.

    Another one bites the dust?

    August 20, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
    • Karl:

      Same here

      August 21, 2011 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
    • http://hostsign.co.uk

      is still up / no support answers, server manager or vps though

      August 22, 2011 @ 1:58 am | Reply
      • TZ:

        Hi, also got onedollarvps, its down. Im getting no responses. They assured me on 5th of August that my VPS would move from Scranton to Manchester. Nothing happened. VPS was very slow and its down most of the time. Really poor service.

        August 22, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
  91. The worst hosting ever, I have sent complaint to FBI, I suggest you all do the same here: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

    They thought they can take our 1$ and leave like that? Well fuck em all.

    August 22, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  92. tring:

    My VPS is down for several days. Their SolusVM page is down also. Got an email said they are moving US VPS to UK. But it looks more like a fraud now.

    August 23, 2011 @ 1:40 am | Reply
  93. Wesley:

    I think they are dead -.-

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  94. The Dude:

    I’m really sad they went down. I had a great time with them until they moved last week. I have canceled my PayPal payment, one day before a new period, and I’ll see what happens.

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:48 am | Reply
  95. Ricky:

    I bought a vps using there onedollarvps deal found on LEB – the VPS has been offline for more than 5 days. I contacted them – but no reply. I have waited patiently for them to respond – but no reply what so ever within 24 hours. I guess this host should go down into the dead pool – at least they could respond to a customers emails.

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  96. Igor:

    Same problem here. VPS has been down for about 3 weeks, no answers apart from the issues with UK server migration.
    Just cancelled the paypal recurring payment. Don’t recommend the service to anyone.

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
  97. How did they screw up this fast? They pretty much got $3 for a month of service and still couldn’t make it work?


    August 23, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
    • Thought you were married. We all know how easy and how quickly we guys can screw up something. :)

      August 24, 2011 @ 12:02 am | Reply
  98. ricky:

    They were charging $1 a month – but you had to pay for three months in advance. This offer was good while it lasted – I guess they will end up with the same fate as Hostrail. Atleast I got two months out of my service before it went down in the drain. They put a notice on there panel on the 18th- that they are having issues with there vps. Oh – well – at least I did not have any important files on it – was merely using it as a remote desktop. SOLUSVM panel is also down……NO ONE IS ANSWERING CALLS or responding to tickets. This host is DEFINITELY dead.

    August 23, 2011 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
    • Lots of people didn’t even 1 month though, so do the math :P


      August 23, 2011 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
      • Ricky:

        I placed my $1 order.

        Almost paid it, but luckily it was down for a whole day just when I was ready to do the paypal stuff.
        Sent a cancel order ticket and there was nobody at the other end for two weeks already.

        I believe it will be in the dead pool soon.

        August 24, 2011 @ 6:25 am | Reply
  99. The Dude:

    So on the 20th my next payment was due but I canceled my PayPal subscription. Today they dared to send me a reminder with a 27th due date. Their CP has been down the whole time and I don’t even know the IP of my box. Pretty ballsy to demand payment while they’re messing this up this badly.

    August 24, 2011 @ 6:12 am | Reply
  100. Andrew:

    They can’t even sustain by overselling VPS which is hosted using a server which is running with Atom processor.
    How pathetic!
    And me, as one of the stupid client of them, are more pathetic.
    Luckily I never keep any of my important stuff in these kinds of extremely cheap VPS, but it is too bad that I am losing my toy!

    August 24, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
    • Thats because they would have to put 50/60 VPS’s on the one Intel Atom server to make it break even.

      August 24, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  101. This one has certainly gone down fast…

    They have got their UK company number on their contact page. Any trade tribunal in UK that can take care of the issue?

    August 25, 2011 @ 4:00 am | Reply
    • Number is fake, I called them and no one respond, period.

      August 25, 2011 @ 11:30 am | Reply
      • Wolfgang:

        A UK company number is not a telephone number but a number in the state registry for companies.

        August 25, 2011 @ 11:33 am | Reply
  102. I wrote directly to Alex – and finally got a reply…. It seems not all hope are lost.

    Reply from HostSign:

    Apologies for the delayed reply.

    We suffered an issue with our onedollarvps service which is about to be rectified. As you probably know when you sell that cheap, you end up with all sorts of customers that simply want a cheap VPS to use in malicious ways – mainly to hack other servers etc.

    Over the last 2 weeks we’ve been busy moving to a new datacentre in the UK which will give us a better service, and replacing all hardware that the VPS’s reside on, along with new improved security measures and firewalls. Unfortunately what we anticipated would take 72hours max has taken just over a week!

    We’re actually going to be restoring access to our dollarvps range either later today, but more likely tomorrow. Once done an email will be sent out to all clients, along with credits for the downtime.

    All we can do is apologise for the outage, but i’m certain once we restore access you’ll notice a difference in the service.

    August 25, 2011 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
    • Well my question is, why wasn’t this communicated to clients, instead of leaving us dead in the water and, after numerous days of downtime and silence, assuming the worst?

      August 25, 2011 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
      • vedran:

        I’ll forgive them if my server comes online tomorrow, but I must say I’m a bit skeptical

        August 25, 2011 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
    • Andrew:

      You are lucky that you receive a reply from them.
      I get nothing from them at all.

      August 26, 2011 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
      • vedran:

        I don’t need a reply, I just want my VPS >_>

        August 26, 2011 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
    • “We’re actually going to be restoring access to our dollarvps range either later today, but more likely tomorrow”.

      Well I guess this was total BS by Hostsign.

      August 27, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
      • Andrew:

        Now even their main site is dead!

        August 28, 2011 @ 6:14 am | Reply
  103. Unhappy Customer:

    Same problem here. Very pissed at this mess. I had service for about a month, I put in a ticket about a week after the outage started in early August and updated it 3 times over the course of the month to get no response, no service and no refund. Very lame.

    August 31, 2011 @ 7:01 am | Reply
  104. Luiz Ribeiro:

    Indeed, their website is down already. Anyone have any information?
    Thank god I paid via Paypal and they won’t get their hands on my credit card data.

    September 1, 2011 @ 7:22 am | Reply
  105. I got a message that today is final move out of their servers, and their site is also available now, I think they fixed it.

    September 3, 2011 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
    • I got that message too. It also says we get a month credit as compensation for ~ 2 weeks downtime. That makes us all feel better, right?

      Any company that shuts down services and ignores clients for 2 weeks should be deadpooled, blacklisted, whatever. It’s not acceptable. This company is trash.

      September 3, 2011 @ 7:21 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        I am not their customer but yes… such lack of responsability wouldn’t make me feel safe with my host ever again so I most likely wouldn’t use it again no matter how long credited would be – just like I don’t use my both nordic vpses from days when last one came back.. Dissapearance for two weeks isn’t indicator of health company/business and usually means only matter of time till next and final…

        September 3, 2011 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  106. vedran:

    Anyone actually got their VPS back?

    September 3, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
    • kps:

      all I got today was an invoice…

      September 3, 2011 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
  107. “I am pleased to announce that service to our VPS range of products has been restored.

    We are currently assigning new IP addresses to each VPS on our system, so please keep an eye out for the relevent email over the next 24hours.”

    That was from Hostsign ~ 56 hours ago. Nothing since. Anyone get their “new IP”?

    September 5, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
    • vedran:


      SolusVM is back, and my VPS appears to be alive and running. Or course, I can’t access it since it’s still using the old IP.

      September 6, 2011 @ 1:37 am | Reply
    • got nothing back, just another lie!

      September 6, 2011 @ 6:34 am | Reply
  108. Yousf:

    most probably just another lie. he is using our 3$ to buy drinks at Hawaii after escaping with customers money :D

    September 6, 2011 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
  109. Gary:

    Yeah, my VPS is up according to the control panel, but I can’t so much as ping it. I got the email from these jokers saying it’d be moved to the new DC and fixed soon, but I’m not holding my breath…

    September 8, 2011 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
  110. sanchaz:

    finally got mine with new ip.

    September 8, 2011 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
  111. TZ:

    I also didnt receieve any mail with new IP.

    September 9, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  112. Still holding out for my 96 pixel flashing text right above the comment form but I guess LEA isn’t going to do it.

    September 9, 2011 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
    • No.

      And people are likely still going to use the comment form in whatever way they want, regardless whether warning messages are written in 96 pixel blinking text or not, unfortunately :(

      September 10, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  113. Out of curiosity, today I logged into SolusVM for my HostSign VPS.

    Found that it has been assigned a new IP, and it’s up and running. I did not receive any notification from them regarding the new IP.

    So check it out, you might be up and good to go :)

    September 10, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      Yes, no email but the new IP is there. I checked it yesterday and it wasn’t.

      September 11, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  114. Keith:

    Mine’s now running, no email received though, cpuinfo at http://onedollarvps.sucks.li/cpuinfo.sh
    Ping of under 0.5ms from a Burstnet vps, so no datacentre change.

    September 10, 2011 @ 7:21 pm | Reply
  115. sarpedon:

    Still nothing for me…

    September 11, 2011 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
    • anom:

      Same here, no new ip, no reply to tickets. What a hell company.

      September 13, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
  116. mark:

    i got an email on 09/03 that the server moves were complete and ip addresses were forthcoming. still no ip. still no control panel. nothing. i opened another ticket that will most likely get ignored.

    September 14, 2011 @ 2:02 am | Reply
    • TZ:

      Same for me. Opened ticket 3 days ago. No answer.

      September 14, 2011 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
  117. Karl:

    Received new email: “Service to our dollarvps range was restored a couple of weeks ago, and you should have by now received an email with your new IP address. We are aware of a couple of users not receiving this email, therefore you can find your new IP by logging into the SolusVM control panel. If after doing this you still experience issues with your VPS, or notice your IP has not changed, please open a support ticket.”. No new IP here, so I was going to open a ticket, but main page currently down.

    September 18, 2011 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
    • No new IP here, so I was going to open a ticket, but main page currently down.

      Um, why? You’re going to keep using them?

      September 18, 2011 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
    • sarpedon:

      Same thing, no new IP but I changed my provider…

      September 18, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
    • So they sent an email announcement that included information for customers that aren’t receiving their emails.

      OK. That makes sense.

      September 18, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        Nope, for some people the emails weren’t even sent. They’re not in the my emails section of my control panel, which they would be if there’d been a problem with me actually receiving them. Either way they’ve fixed it now and given me an account credit so I’ll see how the next 3 months of service go. I bought it as a test box to mess around with, and for 63p a month I didn’t expect much. As it turns out I got less than I expected, but they’re at least making an effort to fix that.

        I’ve got the new IP now, and the VPS is working so I’ll see how things go.

        September 18, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
        • lbft:

          My service is back up but with no account credit and a bill due soon. I’ll be stuffed if I’m going to give them any more money immediately after a ridiculous downtime with no communication.

          September 19, 2011 @ 3:19 am | Reply
  118. patrick:

    Got the same mail. Used paypal buyer protection a few weeks ago, my account still exists but there is also a new ip… Main page is running (ISP: upc cablecom).

    September 18, 2011 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
    • patrick:

      *also no new ip

      September 18, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  119. Van Hinden:

    This company sucks. I wouldnt even want their service for free.

    September 18, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
  120. zoltan:

    Got new IP, box is up, and running.

    Got one mail, quote:
    “We are aware of a couple of users not receiving this email, therefore you can find your new IP by logging into the SolusVM control panel at http://srv3.hostsign.net:5353

    Logged in, copied new IP, and it works. Seems a fresh change, since nameservers are still using the old ip for my domain, but I can reach my webserver via the new ip.

    September 19, 2011 @ 7:34 am | Reply
    • zoltan:

      No, I had to update the A record…

      As for the price and the quality etc…: It is worth for using it as a playground, at least. Unless they will disappear again. This is virtually free service, and you get a full VPS.

      This is just my opinion, I am not associated with them, etc… for example I also have a Linode account.

      September 19, 2011 @ 7:51 am | Reply
      • lbft:

        It’s very cheap but there are a lot of providers that are nearly as cheap and a hell of a lot less hassle.

        I wouldn’t be as irritated if they’d just been upfront and said “Hey, we’re down. We’re working on it but it’s gonna be quite a long time.”

        Instead they’ve had hardly any communication and now they’re fibbing saying “oh, some people didn’t get their emails with their new IPs”. Did anyone get an email with their new IP?

        September 19, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
    • We are aware of a couple of users not receiving this email

      {humour}If I adon’t get this email, how do I know I was sent it? Do you use RFC1149 as a backup-?{/humour}

      September 19, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  121. anom:

    !!!*Still*!!! no IP for me.
    But I have checked their company number, it’s valid. So maybe this is the reason they can’t just run away directly?

    September 19, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  122. Keith:

    An email at last!
    Only an invoice with no credit for the downtime
    Won’t be bothering

    September 20, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      don’t ask, don’t get. Open a ticket, they’ll apply a credit.

      September 20, 2011 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
      • vedran:

        Judging by the rate they’ve been answering support tickets, it will happen never, if then.

        September 22, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply
        • Gary:

          Maybe I was just lucky. 30 seconds of your time is worth it when, at worst, they just won’t reply, right?

          September 22, 2011 @ 11:44 am | Reply
        • vedran:

          Sure, I’ll do that, but what happened with:

          “As an apology for the recent downtime caused by our migratory work, 1months free credit will be added to all accounts over the next few days.”

          That was 20 days ago btw.

          September 22, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          I don’t remember that, but yeah, that should have been done immediately to everyone, we shouldn’t have to ask for it.

          September 22, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
    • Do they have an uptime policy? I don’t see one on their site right off.

      Not questioning what you’re doing by canceling. Just curious.

      September 20, 2011 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
  123. I submitted a cancellation request for ‘end of billing period’ on Aug. 17. Received a reply from their billing stating that this would be scheduled.

    Now (near the end of the intial billing period) I’ve received a new invoice from them. Sigh. They really are hopeless.

    Oh, and performance sucks. Specifically disk i/o.

    September 21, 2011 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
    • An you will pay? LOL

      September 23, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
      • I opened a nice ticket explaining the situation. Two days later I got a nice reply saying that the VPS was now cancelled.


        September 26, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
  124. After some troubles with the move – my new VPS is now up and running.
    It seems they setup completely new VPS’es instead of moving them – so I had to restore files from a backup. (Though, HostSign was kind enough to take a complete backup of my old VPS, and I could then manually restore what I needed from that).

    September 21, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
  125. zoltan:

    I did not bother about asking the credit, just simply paid the new invoice. It had 3 USD on it, but the payment provider they use charged me 1,95 USD. Invoice now appears as paid in hostingsign client area. By the way I had to open a ticket just to get access to see the invoice, as registration for the client area (https://www.hostsign.co.uk/clients/clientarea.php) did not work, it said “Not allowed”.

    I used a card I reserve for paying on the net, with very little money on it. I made the payment about 10 minutes ago, but they have not yet taken the money from my card. I will check it later.

    September 23, 2011 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
    • zoltan:

      Just a correction…. I paid 1,95 GBP (~ 3 USD) for the next three months, so no automatic credit was added here. Not that I bothered to ask for it.

      And a sidenote: System runs smoothly here, but I am only using it for a playground. I have some weird download problems, but only through https and php, and it aseems to affects only images, but not all of them. Seems some memory limit, but could not find out yet. If I send over the very same images to another server, they download properly. In a similar system at Linode with 512 RAM (XEN) I do not experience this. Cannot find anything in the logs either. My onedollar has 128+128 RAM.

      September 30, 2011 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
  126. John_R:

    I put in a ticket and got credited for downtime.

    Hostsign may have had some troubles, but they stand true to their word.


    September 23, 2011 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Yeah, they’ve got a lot to make up for after this crap, but a refund/account credit is at least showing they’re making an effort. That, or i just got credited with the $3 someone lower down the ponzi scheme just paid… :)

      September 23, 2011 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
    • anom:

      4 tickets submited, none of them got answered, no useable service for two months. awesome?

      September 25, 2011 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
      • TZ:

        Exactly the same. This company is very untrustworthy.

        September 26, 2011 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
      • Then why the heck are you still with them?

        September 26, 2011 @ 5:43 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          He prepaid for 3 months just under 3 months ago. :)

          September 26, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
        • That’s fine but if you need a vps up and running and this one is going down all the time, why is he still with them?

          If it doesn’t work, the right thong to do is to cancel or blow it off, move your data elsewhere and move on. Not sit there fighting it trying to get it running or try to deal with an unresponsive company

          It’s like my experience with YardVPS. They couldn’t get my vps allocated after 4 days, wouldn’t communicate with me as to what the issue was and just left me hanging. I canceled, voiced my displeasure and moved elsewhere. I didn’t wait three months like some of these folks.

          September 26, 2011 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Well it takes 30 seconds to fire off a support ticket. I doubt he has anything down because of this outage/downtime/whatever, but it’d still be nice to get what you’ve paid for. I have one of these VMs and mine’s back up and running.

          I wouldn’t run anything important on it, but it was just too cheap to pass up so I thought that at $3 it was worth the risk.

          I was more or less expecting something to go wrong, so when it did I didn’t care. I assumed I’d been ripped off so didn’t chase it up until I got the email saying that the new IPs were assigned, but we didn’t get the emails. Whether the emails were sent or not is another thing, but they gave me an account credit of the entire amount paid to them, so I’ve started fresh, with trepidation. I still won’t be putting anything important on it.

          Since some people got account credits and their services are up and running. I’d be pissed off if I wasn’t one of those ones, so I’d probably be sending them a support ticket a day until they responded. I doubt cancelling it would end in a refund, so he may as well wait and try to get the account credit etc.

          I do find it strange that some have had their VPSes sorted out, and others haven’t. Was my joke earlier about me having received their ponzi money close to the mark?

          September 26, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      Yes, they are great company. Their service was down for a month, but at least they said it will be fixed in a day or two. Doesn’t matter if it actually took a month instead and they never answered tickets in meanwhile, but they fixed it!

      Now all we have to do is request to be given what we payed for and never received, I did that 4 days ago and still waiting, but hey, they stand to their word, they’ll reply eventually!

      Also, I have an invoice due tomorrow, maybe they’ll give me my month back once I pay for another 3 months. It’s not like I have a reason the believe they won’t survive another 3 months, the fact their website is down again is just a coincidence.

      Really awesome company!

      September 26, 2011 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  127. zoltan:


    According to http://whatismyipaddress.com/ and http://www.ipaddresslocation.org/, my vps is now located in China…

    I do not know much about ip based geolocation. Is this just an error, or can it be?


    September 26, 2011 @ 3:33 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      I wish that’s true, but it’s not. It’s located in UK.

      September 26, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
      • zoltan:

        Yes, these sites reported UK before the move. (But not now.)

        September 26, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
        • vedran:

          True, some sites report it as China, but it’s still in UK.

          They need to update their databases!

          September 26, 2011 @ 8:38 pm | Reply
        • The county library still shows up on occasion as a China IP address. Every once in a while, I get redirected to a Chinese version of the website that I want.

          Lot better than what it was a few years ago.

          September 26, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
  128. sanchaz:

    Ticket #749014 Please do ignore the ticket for more days, not like i haven’t been waiting for like 4 days or so…
    Please take your time and don’t rush it!

    September 28, 2011 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      I gave up. They never answered my ticket (it’s been a week), I’ve just got an overdue invoice reminder. They don’t really expect me to pay again after not getting any credit for downtime (which they promised btw).

      September 29, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
      • lbft:

        I emailed them to tell them what they could do with their overdue reminder (using the email address on their website). It bounced.

        At this point it’s just hilarious how bad HostSign are.

        September 29, 2011 @ 7:21 pm | Reply
      • Leito:

        Same story here, still waiting for my credit. Sent them an email ~week ago asking them to add my credit and then cancel my account at the end of it’s billing period. Still waiting.

        Terrible host.

        September 29, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  129. Can we confirm whether OneDollarVPS is still alive? Too many comments here and I am seeing quite different views. Yes they had a DC move in mid-August, and failed to notify some customers about the new IP address. All resolved now?

    October 10, 2011 @ 1:53 am | Reply
    • Box:

      They’re dead. In my opinion, from now on, any provider who doesn’t pay for an SSL certificate, doesn’t plan on staying around for long. They owe me some Red Bull.

      October 10, 2011 @ 2:29 am | Reply
    • But LEA, if you considerate this dead, then enotch networks, vpstree and so, are dead too (site alive, owners dead).

      October 10, 2011 @ 2:49 am | Reply
      • there’s a user on WHT reporting another enotch node being down.

        Lets see how that one goes.


        October 10, 2011 @ 2:53 am | Reply
    • zoltan:

      This might not quite relate to the question, but right at the moment I cannot access my VPS there. This might not be their problem, though, but I cannot explain. When this morning I tried to log in several times, sshd always kicked me out immediately, right after accepting my credentials (tried with private key file and username/password as well). When tried to restart the server through the control panel, it could not restart at all. Now it is offline. (Btw: control panel is only available through http.) I also tried to log in through ssv via the control panel, it let me log in, then kicked out.

      Yes, the system might have been compromised, and I am not an experienced admin, but I left a seemingly healthy system there the last time I was logged on. I had a firewall enabled, and only sshd, http and https were open. Similar issues have happened a few times before, when only a reinstall helped. Now I might just abandon the whole thing there.

      Update: Now control panel reports the server online, but only disk space usage is displayed, memory is “0 of 0 used / 0 free”. Sshd does not respond. Also it says at the right side that “Memory: 128 MB, Burst: 256 MB”

      Does “0 of 0 used” mean the server is not allocated memory?

      October 10, 2011 @ 7:47 am | Reply
      • 0 of 0 means off, or means that Solus can’t communicate with the node to report memory usage.

        October 10, 2011 @ 8:12 am | Reply
    • vedran:

      My VPS is still alive even if my VPS expired 2 weeks ago and I never paid for extension.

      They never answered my ticket, there are no emails, invoice reminders, nothing. But my zombie VPS still works.

      October 10, 2011 @ 8:43 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      +1 for them being a ghost ship. 4 day old unanswered ticket.

      October 10, 2011 @ 11:32 am | Reply
    • Haven’t been able to log into my VPS since mid august (2 months downtime and counting), can’t ping, can’t start/restart through Solus, IP still in Scranton even though they said they were going to move it to the UK, 3 open tickets (4 to 24 days old) without reaction and an invoice for the next 3 months. No thank you.

      This was my first lowendbox, a shame it ended up this way but I already have a replacement with VMLit (which is a hell of a lot faster than the $1vps ever was).
      Also they respond to tickets, which is a great plus! :)

      October 11, 2011 @ 9:51 am | Reply
  130. John_R:

    My VPS with them is still up and ticking over.

    Makes a good proxy server.

    For $1 per month, it is a good value.

    October 13, 2011 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      You can’t expect much for $1/month, but no matter what the company is charging, they should reply to support tickets.

      Not replying to support tickets instantly makes them bad value for money.

      October 13, 2011 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
  131. patrick:

    I sent them a letter because i used paypal buyers protection and pleased them to destroy my data, but they didnt. Now lets see what will happen.

    October 22, 2011 @ 11:46 pm | Reply
  132. JM:

    Hi, sorry for my bad English.

    this was my first low end VPS. It only worked for a few days and after that… never again. Bad luck? I don’t think so. Anybody get the VPS working again? I opened a ticket but no response. My fault was to not use PayPal and buy for a whole year… I want to have my own VPS but I’m afraid it will happen the same with other low end providers. What do you think?


    October 26, 2011 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      You didn’t use Paypal? That’s a good thing, normally, since Paypal don’t give their guarantee for non-tangibles. What method did you use?

      My VPS is still up. I won’t be paying next time billing comes around, and I won’t be using it for anything important. ODVPS are running on autopilot right now, nobody at the wheel.

      October 27, 2011 @ 12:25 am | Reply
  133. JM:

    I did the wrong thing, I payed using credit card :-(

    By the way, could anybody please give me an email address to “try” to contact these people? As I supected, helpdesk@hostsign.co.uk and alex.lawler@hostsign.co.uk are both unreachable.

    Thank you in advance,

    José Manuel-.

    November 9, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
  134. patrick:

    Paying with cc is very good – so you can do chargeback. If you do that they have to pay a penalty fee.

    I tried to mail them a lot of times, email-addresses are invalid. So i sent them 2 letters using pingen.com. Looks like these arrived (no one has been returned to me)


    November 9, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
    • JM:

      Did you ask for a chargeback? Sorry, how does it work? I didn’t know anything about it… It’s possible do that when you are in a country and the scammer is in another one?

      Thank you!!

      November 9, 2011 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
  135. patrick:

    You have to request the chargeback from your credit card issuer. Its a form you have to fill out. It doesn’t matter where hostsign is.


    I used paypal buyers protection.


    November 9, 2011 @ 10:36 pm | Reply
    • patrick:

      edit: The problem of chargeback is, you can use it only up to 30 days after billing.

      November 9, 2011 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
      • If you got 30 days of usable service then you aren’t in the right to chargeback. If you didn’t get service for 30 days that’s your own fault for waiting so long :P

        As far as I remember, though, it’s 45 days of grace.


        November 9, 2011 @ 10:58 pm | Reply
        • patrick:

          Partly correct ;)

          It’s possible to use chargeback up to 30 days after the bill. If i order at 01.01, i will receive the bill at 30.01. So i have time up to 30.02. to request a chargeback :)

          November 9, 2011 @ 11:19 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          I wish my credit card company billed me of the 30th of February. :(

          November 10, 2011 @ 1:43 am | Reply
  136. patrick:

    My mistake. Would be very great if they bill at 30.02 :D

    November 10, 2011 @ 10:05 pm | Reply
  137. John_R:

    My VPS works.

    It isn’t blindingly fast, but it is well worth what I pay for it. :)

    November 20, 2011 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Enjoy it while it lasts, and make backups. They’re a ghost ship, so expect the worst.

      November 21, 2011 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
  138. I bought a VM from this guys and my VM is down since 6 months.. No response to support cases.

    December 7, 2011 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Yep, they screwed everyone who bought from them. :)

      I was one of the few who managed to get a new IP from them when they moved datacentres, but while my VPS is still up, they don’t respond to support tickets at all, so I’m not using it.

      December 8, 2011 @ 12:07 am | Reply
  139. John_R:

    Just got an email from them:

    Dear John,

    As you may have an active VPS product hosted on the old HostSign VPS sytem, I hereby give you notice that your VPS will be terminated within the next 7 days following the recent aquisition of the ex-HostSign hardware.

    If you still require your VPS product, please reply to this email within the next 7 days where we will be able to assist you.


    December 28, 2011 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
    • Got that mail aswell, they seem to have changed the VPS control panel and my credentials still work: “No Virtual Servers found”
      I wonder if my VPS’s files are still around, never had a chance to make a backup since it went down 5 months ago. :(

      December 28, 2011 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
    • The Dude:

      I got it too. The funny thing is that I told them a few months ago that I will not continue with them and haven’t paid since. This was back when they were down for several weeks. Apparently I still have something running there without my knowledge.

      December 28, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      I seem to be the only person who still has an active service with them. It’s not useable in any way, but I can ssh into it and the control panel works.

      It takes forever to do anything more complicated than ls, it times out constantly, network and drive performance is completely useless. I guess either the remaining users are abusing it, or individual VMs/the node itself have/has been compromised.

      Quite how they were able to send an email to tell us we’re all fucked when they can’t at least keep the node running well, answer support tickets etc, christ knows. I never used it for anything important, so backups aren’t a problem. I doubt it’s stable enough to retrieve backups for those of you who do have a service though…

      December 28, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
      • If isn’t useable, then you are not the only person with a service :P

        December 28, 2011 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Hehe well just because SOMETHING is beasting the box, doesn’t mean it’s customers. :D Could be sending out a ton of spam, or ddosing something. OR getting ddos’d. :)

          December 28, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  140. patrick:

    Got an answer to my email
    Dear Patrick,

    Unfortunately we are not hostsign and are not connected to hostsign, we have merely purchased their hardware and are offering to re-home any clients who remain on the hardware.

    Kind regards

    December 29, 2011 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      They didn’t just buy the hardware, since they have the client list and emails too. Looks like they’ve bought the business, and intend to merge it into theirs. They still have a responsibility, if only moral, to ensure that the people hostsign screwed over don’t go without. Won’t happen though.

      Out of interest, who owns them now?

      December 29, 2011 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Mr. Man:

      Who did you contact about this? I still have a VPS with them.

      December 29, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
  141. Stefan:

    hey, can you tell me what is their new website? I have a VPS running good with uptime of 130 days :) And Im using it and I get message to reply in 7 days which I did, but again no response, so I need to know their website, they are good provider for me, just Im not sure where can I reach them? Thanks.

    December 30, 2011 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      This message?

      As you may have an active VPS product hosted on the old HostSign VPS sytem, I hereby give you notice that your VPS will be terminated within the next 7 days following the recent aquisition of the ex-HostSign hardware.

      If you still require your VPS product, please reply to this email within the next 7 days where we will be able to assist you.

      I got the same message 11 days ago, and my VPS is still active (not that I’m using this zombie VPS for anything). Their website is http://hostsign.co.uk/, and the other one is http://onedollarvps.com/, but I doubt you’ll find anything useful there. HostSign doesn’t exist anymore, and it looks like someone found their long forgotten servers somewhere.

      January 8, 2012 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
      • Stefan:

        Well I use their VPS and I want to continue using it but I dont know how.. They are very cheap and their server is very stable.

        January 8, 2012 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Make backups…

          Mine’s still up too, oddly.

          21:27:23 up 40 days, 21:19, 4 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

          January 8, 2012 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
  142. patrick:

    Looks like mine has been killed…

    January 8, 2012 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
  143. patrick:


    At the beginning of the year we purchased the remaining hardware, domain names, nominet tags and licenses from the old HostSign.co.uk company.

    Whilst our initial intention was to simply recycyle the hardware, upon our inspections we found that there are a number of live client’s on the hardware we now own. We also found a full working copy of the HostSign website, and client system/database.

    We have therefore intially restored the HostSign website, and any possible associated services. Please note whilst new orders will be accepted at HostSign.co.uk, we have no immediate plans to offer any $1 VPS products.

    On inspection of the hardware we have, it is apparant we have a large number of VPS’ running. We plan to give 30 days notice of termination of these VPS’, and would urge anyone with an active, in-use VPS to open a support ticket so we can discuss the continuation of service.

    Please note we are not in a position to deal with any billing/refund requests, we have simply purchased a large amount of hardware and have no past dealings with the running of the HostSign business.

    Best wishes,


    March 30, 2012 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
    • zoltan:

      And they just billed me 3 USD for nothing.

      July 14, 2012 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
      • Yomero:

        So, these guys are still “alive”? o_O

        July 14, 2012 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
        • zoltan:

          Yes, but they say they are new guys and bought the hardware, and found live vps-es on it, and thought why not bill them… With this step they introduced themselves, and I am sure not to buy anything from them. Not really customer friendly, and not really building trust.

          Anyway, I sent them a ticket and an e-mail as well that they should cancel the invoice, but no answer for 5 days now.

          July 19, 2012 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        Haha! I got the email too.

        Invoice #17299
        Amount Due: $3.00USD
        Due Date: 27/12/2011

        Invoice Items

        VPS 1 – $1.00 – dvps (27/12/2011 – 26/03/2012) $3.00USD
        Sub Total: $3.00USD
        Credit: $0.00USD
        Total: $3.00USD


        July 15, 2012 @ 12:02 am | Reply
  144. Nitin Singh:

    Server R not working Since last 3 day

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
  145. Zuhair:

    VPS unavailable since 30 of July.
    No response from company on support tickets.

    August 8, 2012 @ 9:42 am | Reply
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