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OneNetwork – $4.95 128MB Xen VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: March 20, 2010 @ 11:18 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated May 2010 — OneNetwork.net is now out of business.

OneNetwork Via this WHT offer. OneNetwork has its domain registered since 1997 (same as the starting year of its copyright text at the bottom of its website), and is self-claimed #1 in VPS hosting. Its Xen VPS packages start from $4.95/month.

  • 128MB memory/256MB swap
  • 12GB storage
  • 150GB/month data transfer

No hint on where their servers are, although their website is with FDCServer in Denver CO. Their DNS is totally stuffed. Check this out.

$ host onenetwork.net
onenetwork.net          A       76.73.18.179
$ host -t ns onenetwork.net
onenetwork.net          NS      localhost.localdomain

Yeah right. After you have queried their NS records you basically have stuffed your local resolver and you can’t query any of their records anymore until TTL expires. I can’t believe that it is from a 13 year old company.

From WHOIS records the domain belongs to Kolap Inc, and Wayback Machine has given us how their website has developed — even the latest copy from 2007 has nothing to do with web hosting. While both Kolap.com and OneNetwork.net have been registered for many years, that certainly does not represent how long have they been in the hosting industry.

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16 Comments

  1. David:

    Oh man…

    March 20, 2010 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
  2. cyberrata:

    this page is very similar to this hosting.net.ve

    March 22, 2010 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  3. hello all,

    thanks for the posted. we have changed ns and layout to our website. please check it out.

    Regards,
    Onenetwork.net

    March 23, 2010 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
  4. they didnt reply to any question…means there is no support for them…

    May 1, 2010 @ 7:24 am | Reply
  5. Now on their website:

    OneNetwork.Net is Currently out of business.
    Please contact us at info@onenetwork.net regards your account or important data, folder or files that you want us to zip for you.
    We apoligy for the inconvenience this may have caused.

    FAIL.

    May 10, 2010 @ 12:12 am | Reply
  6. That’s kind of a horrible way to shut down?…

    You would think that a domain that is 12 years old would be operated with some professionalism but who knows.

    That’s….Yeah… Anyways :D

    May 10, 2010 @ 2:20 am | Reply
  7. Mudel:

    Imagine how much money they spent buying the domain ;)

    May 10, 2010 @ 4:07 am | Reply
  8. Mudel:

    By the way, I love the broken English — “We apoligy” plus their previous post here. Either a poorly educated teenager or a foreigner with bad English skills :)

    If you can’t get the grammar right at least try to get spelling/capitalization right. Nearly every program does that for your these days, for god sakes.

    May 10, 2010 @ 4:16 am | Reply
  9. previously i just planned to sign up with them but just saved

    May 10, 2010 @ 4:30 am | Reply
  10. Hasanul:

    Lucky me, tried their 1 buck VPS for a month. Nice node, only get about 3 minutes downtime :)

    May 10, 2010 @ 4:35 am | Reply
  11. @Mudel, not cool. Not everybody has English as their first language. Also not everybody can use a keyword as well as you can. Its one thing to point out mistakes on a site but you go beyond that.

    @Hasanul do you still have the VPS? As noted up above the company is out of business. Care to clarify how you still have your system?

    May 10, 2010 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
  12. Mudel:

    @drmike – Sorry, but if you’re going to sell service to English speaking customers then I expect you to at least try to use spell checker.

    May 10, 2010 @ 10:28 pm | Reply
  13. Hasanul:

    @drmike: No, I just use their service for a month. I cancelled my service about 3 days before they gone.

    May 11, 2010 @ 1:49 am | Reply
  14. @Mudel, and that’s fine but there’s a professional way of dealing with it and a “Hi, I’m going to act like a 12 year old” method of approaching an issue.

    I’d like to think we’re all professional around here.

    May 11, 2010 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
  15. Mudel:

    @ drmike – I honestly don’t think it matters at this point.

    When a company goes tits up without warning, runs off with former customer’s money and data, and leaves a poorly written message on their site, I believe I’m well within my rights to scrutinize their English.

    Normally when I see a mistake a host’s website I kindly point out to the webmaster “hey, you should fix that” (and they’re almost always grateful for the advice), but who cares when the company has left their customers high and dry.

    May 11, 2010 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
  16. Mudel:

    But if it matters to you, I apologize if I came off as a 12 year old ;)

    May 11, 2010 @ 11:16 pm | Reply

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