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OpenITC – £4.00 ($6.50)1024MB KVM in Maidenhead, UK

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: January 6, 2013 @ 6:56 pm, by Liam

openitcSean, from OpenITC, has apparently been trying to get listed for a few months now. But oblivious to him, we have a new method for offers. This offer was posted on LowEndTalk a week ago and appears to be exclusive to LowEndBox & LowEndTalk.

OpenITC KVM offer:

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 75GB Diskspace
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 4 Shared CPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 2x /64 IPv6
  • KVM with their VPS Manager
  • £ 11.25 Quaterly | Order Link
  • £ 4.00 Monthly | Order Link
  • Location: Maidenhead, UK

OpenITC have been in business for nearly 5 years and their company is a registered ‘partnership’ in the UK. They were featured many times before under their subsidiary “XenVZ” but obviously that brand isn’t really usable for KVM so they’d prefer to be OpenITC from now on. XenVZ were first listed in 2008 and, we suspect, once offered the cheapest vps plan ever at the time. Users will use OpenITC’s own custom coded control panel to manage their virtual servers as apposed to the popular SolusVM. 37.5GB of Off-site ftp backup space is included with this offer. Seen as they haven’t been listed in nearly a year, please share you experiences with them or XenVZ below.

With their panel, you can install any Operating System you like via the recovery console (VNC or Spice with TLS) and you can virtually mount any CD/DVD from a HTTP server, basically allowing you to install any .iso. You can also set the disk driver and the network model. Whilst it fully supports both IPv4 and IPv6, at present only rDNS on IPv4 addresses can be instantly configured. Cgroups have been fully implemented, allowing OpenITC to control CPU and Disk I/O.

Disk throughput is capped at 180MB/s and Disk IOPS is capped at 540 (Completely Fair Scheduler). They accept both Paypal & Google Checkout as payment methods and have a 14 day refund policy. As well as allowing VPN and Adult content, IRC is also allowed but only on request. Legal content only.

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Network Information

Their KVM nodes are online at the RapidSwitch datacenter in Maidenhead, UK. They are a RIPE NCC member and thus their IP space is fully owned by themselves. From this simple search, they appear to have a lot of it. They have a 100% SLA with their upstream provider.

Test IPv4: 149.255.96.39
Test IPv6: 2a03:ca80:8000::1
Test File: http://149.255.96.39/test50mb.bin

175 Comments

  1. Very nice custom CP. <3

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  2. The Ninja:

    I have one of the super-cheap Xen VPS and it’s been top notch for the last couple of years, incredibly stable. If I had a need for a plan like these I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from these guys.

    January 6, 2013 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
  3. changhefirst:

    1024m RAM, $6.5, KVM, the deal looks good.

    January 7, 2013 @ 2:21 am | Reply
  4. Very happy with their Xen VPS.
    I hope this KVM (that much cheaper) also performs well.

    January 7, 2013 @ 3:07 am | Reply
  5. Tshering Dorji:

    Will I be able to install Windows 2008 server with my own license key?

    January 7, 2013 @ 5:14 am | Reply
    • Tshering Dorji:

      And what would be the node spec (CPU) and RAID level?

      January 7, 2013 @ 5:18 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        Yes, you can install Win2008. We’ll need to mount the ISO for you – simply pre-configure your VPS with ide and e1000 and boot it from the centos 6 netinstall ISO. We’ll take care of the rest.

        January 7, 2013 @ 6:36 am | Reply
        • Host node spec varies. We’re bringing kvm02 online in a few hours which is Dual E5520s. We’re using hardware RAID10 with battery backed cache.

          January 7, 2013 @ 6:41 am | Reply
        • Tshering Dorji:

          Thanks for the info. Just placed an order. Stuck at Manual Verification.

          Wonder how long it would take.

          January 7, 2013 @ 6:56 am | Reply
        • I’ve cleared the approvals backlog. I was waiting until I had completed setup of kvm02.

          January 7, 2013 @ 9:02 am | Reply
        • Ruriko:

          what if I want virtio as the disk driver since it’s 25x faster than IDE

          January 7, 2013 @ 9:25 am | Reply
        • You can, but you’ll have to install the virtio drivers after you have installed Windows.

          January 7, 2013 @ 9:29 am | Reply
  6. Richard:

    Speed of your network, pls. and how long do this deal last?

    January 7, 2013 @ 5:25 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      1000mbit. Example from mirrors.coreix.net:

      10% [==========>] 429,239,184 103M/s eta 36s

      It’ll last until sold out which may not be so long.

      Regards,
      Sean McRobbie
      OpenITC.co.uk

      January 7, 2013 @ 6:38 am | Reply
  7. xenvz’s reputation is legendary. hope its at the same quality

    January 7, 2013 @ 6:17 am | Reply
  8. Can use virtio for both disk and network?

    January 7, 2013 @ 7:07 am | Reply
  9. nazrin:

    allow tun tap?

    January 7, 2013 @ 7:28 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      Yes, it is KVM so you install the OS yourself giving you full control to use tun/tap.

      January 7, 2013 @ 11:12 am | Reply
  10. sky:

    when i order can you help us installed kloxo panel becouse last time i use KVM i am not successfully intalled kloxo panel just 1 time but when restared machine that not work again, can you help us ?

    January 7, 2013 @ 9:21 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      We’re available to do work on your unmanaged VPS at £22.50 per 30 minutes.

      January 7, 2013 @ 11:12 am | Reply
  11. smile93:

    Make an order and also placed under pending.

    January 7, 2013 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  12. smile93:

    Thanks. I have received the invoice, and made the payment. Now still thinking what OS to load to this KVM.

    January 7, 2013 @ 11:53 am | Reply
  13. Peach:

    Just place an order and been waiting for your review.Happy to have KVM to play around for first time. :)

    January 7, 2013 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  14. Daniel Clarke:

    I already have one of these running for a couple of weeks. I’ve been so happy with the service I’ve ordered another one to try out something for a client.

    The service from Sean & Co is nothing short of excellent.

    January 7, 2013 @ 2:53 pm | Reply
  15. viridis:

    Anyone tried any benchmarks ?

    January 7, 2013 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
    • finko:

      right now:
      dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/output.img bs=8k count=32k
      32768+0 records in
      32768+0 records out
      268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 27.2117 s, 9.9 MB/s

      January 7, 2013 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
      • Lukatoni:

        That’s slow, really slow :(

        January 7, 2013 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
    • Lukatoni:

      Did one now too, machine was taking to long to boot debian 6.06

      root@kvmitc:~# 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, 128.752 s, 8.3 MB/s

      January 7, 2013 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
      • finko:

        yep, i can see HDD lags :(

        Anyway, even with these lags, 70 GB of backup space is OK for 7$/m :)

        January 7, 2013 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
        • Hi Guys,

          Sorry about this. For some reason cgroups for a lot of VPS are missing (about 1/3rd) so any of these VPS can ruin the experience for all. I am now working on fixing this.

          January 8, 2013 @ 4:53 am | Reply
        • cgroups have been re-created however I still need to get to the bottom of why they were missing in the first place. Are VPS performing OK now?

          January 8, 2013 @ 5:00 am | Reply
  16. Nice offer. has bought one week ago.

    January 7, 2013 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  17. Got a request for a copy of my driving license and utility bill. Did anyone else receive similar request? Kind of weary of e-mailing my driving license. Would be marginally better if there was some secured way of uploading that. Opinions?

    January 7, 2013 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
    • finko:

      I think you can add big red watermark, like “ONLY FOR openitc”, and remove some numbers, etc

      January 7, 2013 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  18. Dan:

    eek – io performance terrible – two DD’s run a couple of hours apart:

    dd if=/dev/zero bs=64k count=64k of=test conv=fsync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 442.883 s, 9.7 MB/s

    dd if=/dev/zero bs=64k count=64k of=test conv=fsync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 404.861 s, 10.6 MB/s

    January 7, 2013 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
    • Zach:

      You know disk speed isn’t everything…

      January 7, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
      • Lukatoni:

        you’re kidding right ? everything below 40MB/s is super slow

        January 7, 2013 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
        • Can you guys try again now please? (not all at once! :P). There was an issue with missing cgroups that has been rectified.

          January 8, 2013 @ 5:01 am | Reply
        • Dan:

          Yeah, I’m guessing he’s never tried to use a box with that sort of IO!

          Its working much better this morning, thanks for looking at it, Sean.

          January 8, 2013 @ 8:11 am | Reply
  19. And there goes my super cool VPS because people have orgasms on doing disk rape.. :(

    January 7, 2013 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
  20. I’m currently on node KVM1, Sean was offering this on IRC a few weeks back, so I’ve been able to play around with it for a while.
    To keep it short, this VPS is now my primary production server. I’m thoroughly pleased with the level of service I’m receiving in terms of the generous specifications and incredible performance.

    I suspect the reasoning for the ‘slow’ disks above, is because a lot of people are performing installs and setting up their systems – Disk intensive stuff.

    I highly recommend this offer. Cheers Sean!

    January 7, 2013 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
    • There were indeed a heck of a lot of installs at once. Combine that with missing cgroups for whatever reason which has now been rectified. As I have said please re-test again though not all at once. I am now seeing about 74MB/s on a test VPS.

      January 8, 2013 @ 5:05 am | Reply
  21. Lucas:

    Can OpenITC provide a 256Mb XEN offer?

    January 8, 2013 @ 12:35 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      LowEndXen 2012: 128MB RAM, 2.5GB space, 40GB monthly data transfer
      Options range from £1.30 monthly to £35.64 per 36 months (£0.99/month!)
      View all options here: https://clients.openitc.co.uk/order/type/9

      2012 Special: 256MB RAM, 5GB Disk, 125GB Monthly data transfer
      £2.00 per 1 month(s) recurring, £0.00 setup
      https://clients.openitc.co.uk/order/product/239

      January 8, 2013 @ 1:16 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Thanks! Looking for 256 XEN yearly offer and no info about burst/vswap on website

        January 8, 2013 @ 10:22 am | Reply
        • Maounique:

          Xen does not have either burst, nor vswap, but it does have swap partition if the offer includes it (most do).

          January 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  22. smile93:

    I have around a hour free today. Just put one a Debian LEMP on the server. Run a simple test. My conclusion. Great network connection, great IO under KVM spec. Here are details:

    CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 2266.746 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 1010 MB
    Total amount of swap : 1972 MB
    System uptime : 51 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 27.9MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 3.08MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 4.14MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 3.83MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 45.6MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.8MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.97MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 8.24MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 8.19MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 14.6MB/s
    I/O speed : 71.4 MB/s

    I think I will keep this for long.

    January 8, 2013 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  23. smile93:

    @jcaleb Yes, I use virtio for better IO performance.

    January 8, 2013 @ 4:12 am | Reply
  24. Willing:

    It’s Downed. No one reply to my ticket.

    January 8, 2013 @ 9:45 am | Reply
    • Hmm? We have no nodes offline at the minute. I can’t find your ticket – please re-submit it.

      January 8, 2013 @ 10:22 am | Reply
      • Willing:

        I was told while doing any action from last day.
        “Our systems are still processing your previous request “OS Reload VPS: vps4954.vm” or it did not complete successfully. You may clear this lock should you wish to perform this action anyway. Please note this can be dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. Our locks are designed to prevent any damage to your service if something unexpected occurs – we cannot be held responsible if you clear a lock and something bad happens.”

        January 8, 2013 @ 11:19 am | Reply
      • Willing:

        I was told while doing any action from last day.
        “Our systems are still processing your previous request “OS Reload VPS: vps4954.vm” or it did not complete successfully. You may clear this lock should you wish to perform this action anyway. Please note this can be dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. Our locks are designed to prevent any damage to your service if something unexpected occurs – we cannot be held responsible if you clear a lock and something bad happens.”

        January 8, 2013 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
        • Hello,

          I have found your ticket and we have been waiting to hear back from you. We need you to supply us with a copy of your account number and security phrase so that we may investigate for you. You can find these within “My Account”. Once you have these please send us another message via our contact form.

          January 8, 2013 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
      • Willing:

        It’s fine now. Sorry for troubling you.

        January 8, 2013 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
  25. Tshering Dorji:

    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, 180.433 seconds, 6.0 MB/s

    ioping /
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=1 time=39.3 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=2 time=41.3 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=3 time=157.6 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=4 time=275.8 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=5 time=107.3 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=6 time=36.0 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=7 time=164.6 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=8 time=230.3 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=9 time=48.7 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=10 time=815.5 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=11 time=114.5 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=12 time=213.6 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=13 time=156.9 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=14 time=24.4 ms
    4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/root): request=15 time=25.7 ms

    — / (ext3 /dev/root) ioping statistics —
    15 requests completed in 17236.1 ms, 6 iops, 0.0 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 24.4/163.4/815.5/191.2 ms

    January 8, 2013 @ 10:54 am | Reply
    • Tshering Dorji:

      Right now, the disk (kvm02 node) is slow as hell. Lets hope it improves after a few days when everyone’s finished installing and benchmarking their VPS.

      January 8, 2013 @ 11:09 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        Yes, all sorts are running including an instance of DBAN!

        I am investigating and will get this fixed one way or another.

        January 8, 2013 @ 11:27 am | Reply
        • Hi Guys,

          Sorry for all the trouble. I have tracked this down to write cache being disabled on the hardware RAID controller. It turns out that the battery powering the write cache on the controller has died and we failed to get an alert via SNMP. When the battery fails, the write cache is automatically disabled for safety.

          We will attempt to replace the battery without powering down the server shortly. Failing that we may have to power down :(

          Regards,
          Sean McRobbie
          OpenITC.co.uk

          January 8, 2013 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  26. I purchased the first month after the second month or the price?

    January 8, 2013 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  27. smile93:

    From your mail:

    We are now scheduling an emergency shutdown of all VPS so we can resolve the disk I/O problem.

    Date: 08/Jan/2013
    Window: 13:30 for 2 hours
    Duration: less than 1 hour

    ————

    What is the timezone you refer here?

    January 8, 2013 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
  28. I submitted the order, why my order canceled?

    January 8, 2013 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  29. smile93:

    Date: 08/Jan/2013
    Window: 13:30 for 2 hours
    Duration: less than 1 hour

    Yeah, it is now. My server was taken offline just minutes ago.

    Hope they will bring better IO back after this.

    January 8, 2013 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
    • Engineers are working on the server now. Disk I/O should be as those on kvm01 have been enjoying as it is the same RAID controller.

      Regards,
      Sean McRobbie
      OpenITC.co.uk

      January 8, 2013 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
  30. Lukatoni:

    root@kvmitc:~# 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, 15.4497 s, 69.5 MB/s

    Much better now :D

    January 8, 2013 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  31. Hi Guys,

    We’re low on stock now. I am bringing additional servers online but it’ll maybe be about 24 hours before we can put orders through. We expect these to sell out very fast too on a first come first served basis. Once kvm03 is sold out that’ll be the offer expired.

    January 8, 2013 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
  32. 2 test with dd
    dd if=/dev/zero bs=64k count=64k of=test conv=fsync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 63.2669 seconds, 67.9 MB/s

    dd if=/dev/zero bs=64k count=64k of=test conv=fsync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 40.0851 seconds, 107 MB/s

    its getting better now

    January 9, 2013 @ 4:54 am | Reply
  33. cosmicgate:

    Well just ordered one as my other UK yearly vps is about to expire but the order is subject to manual approval. I hope it was easier.

    January 9, 2013 @ 7:19 am | Reply
  34. Additional capacity brought online. Orders are flowing once again.

    January 9, 2013 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  35. cosmicgate:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; unlink test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 23.18 s, 46.3 MB/s

    January 9, 2013 @ 11:46 am | Reply
  36. Sam Williams:

    Can’t seem to order on the website … hang on page https://clients.openitc.co.uk/order/page6.php , after trying to create and account or log in

    January 9, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
    • That could have been me with a very long running database transaction. Sorry about that :(

      January 10, 2013 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
  37. Nice deal you’re offering (thanks!). I ran into a snag while trying to place my order … got this message:

    “Based on your particulars, your order has been flagged for manual review by a member of staff. Once approved, an invoice will be raised and sent out by email.

    Though this typically takes only a few hours, it may take longer depending on third party background checks. In the event of delay, please do not contact us for an order update until at least 72 hours have passed.”

    This doesn’t seem to be based on anything related to payment or fraud (I hadn’t gotten past entering in my name, address and phone number).

    Anyway, looking forward to receiving my invoice. :)

    January 10, 2013 @ 2:08 am | Reply
  38. dave withers:

    signed up and also hit the manual order snag. whats the typical turnaround for that?

    January 10, 2013 @ 3:18 am | Reply
  39. Pascal:

    I’m a little bit surprised. I ordered about 8 hours ago. Now I’ve payed, but when I try to install my server I get an “out of stock” message?

    January 10, 2013 @ 5:05 am | Reply
    • Pascal:

      Sean managed to fix this for me so all is good now :)

      January 10, 2013 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
      • It was caused by us running very low on IPs. I cleared reclaimed some IPs which have helped for now but we’re so low that we can’t actually process any more orders for this offer until next week now.

        Any orders placed will be left in the verification stage until sometime next week at which point we’ll activate them on a first come first served basis only billing from the date your service actually starts.

        Node kvm03 itself has also sold out however we have decided to bring one more machine online next week also. After that it really will be this offer expired for good with a similar offer starting in Newcastle albeit at a slightly higher price point.

        January 10, 2013 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
  40. Ruriko:

    anyone know how to install virtio drivers for windows? cause it seems impossible since you there’s no virtual floppy disk or a way to swap CD-rom without rebooting

    January 10, 2013 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  41. Hello,

    We wrote a tutorial on how to accomplish this the other day:

    https://forums.openitc.co.uk/index.php/topic,160.0.html

    Essentially, you initially install with ide/scsi and e1000 and then switch back to virtio after you’ve installed the drivers.

    January 10, 2013 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
  42. Antonio:

    Hello Sean
    I ordered 4 VPS OpenITC-invoice-11759 and after payment was made and now being informed that I have to wait.
    All I’m asking for is just 1 Vps for now and the rest at the start of next week is okay. Surely someone can find one more I.P address for this order.
    Kindest Regards
    Antonio

    January 10, 2013 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      We are actually completely out of IPs until next week I’m afraid. Please get in touch and we’ll be able to refund you.

      January 10, 2013 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
      • Helge Willum Larsen:

        If it’s possible, he can have my secondary IP.
        kvm03/vps5077.vm – 149.255.108.250

        I’ll just add a new secondary IP later. I wont be needing it for a while.

        January 11, 2013 @ 8:48 am | Reply
        • David Man:

          Unfortunately our usual process of reclaiming IP addresses involves deleting the VPS. We’d need to manually edit the DB to make use of your IP and time is against us at the moment but thanks for the kind offer.

          January 11, 2013 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
  43. cosmicgate:

    Anyone of you on the waiting list who wants to get this vps, which I’ve pre-paid until 31 April 2013 for 9 pounds. Msg me.

    January 11, 2013 @ 3:24 am | Reply
  44. Hello,

    We have scheduled works to grow the /24 to a /23 (149.255.108.0 – 149.255.109.255) giving us an additional 254 IPs without impact on existing services. This will be completed by 16:30 UK time on Monday the 14th of January 2013.

    Regards,
    Sean McRobbie
    OpenITC.co.uk

    January 11, 2013 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Thank you for your notification.
      Little question. Is it subnet mask change from 255.255.255.0 to 255.255.254.0 before or after the scheduled maintenance relevant only for Maidenhead location or both?

      January 11, 2013 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        The change of subnet mask applies only to KVM users on nodes: kvm01, kvm02, kvm03 and kvm04.

        It does not affect those on xen19 as we use a routed setup there.

        January 11, 2013 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  45. Antonio:

    Thanks for sharing Helge Willum Larsen , hoping Sean McRobbie reads this thread and gets me up and running now that you have offer to help. Waiting til Monday is a waste of time as we are in the U.S and there’s a time difference. I’ve got 2 days and part of their Monday which I’ll be up to work on the one VPS. How hard can this truly be, I say not hard at all.

    January 11, 2013 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  46. BV:

    “can-be-improved” IO performance on my VPS called kvm03/vps5072.vm :-(

    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, 44.0322 s, 24.4 MB/s

    Compared to another VPS i am evaluating (10€/m XEN with same #cores and memory):
    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, 4.46073 s, 241 MB/s

    But I must say that I like being able to use any .iso (I picked Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS, using ext3 fs)
    Would could be the reason behind this difference? Could it be XEN vs KVM??

    Cheers, BV

    January 11, 2013 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • jcaleb:

      you used virtio?

      January 11, 2013 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
      • BV:

        Yes

        January 11, 2013 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
        • Hello,

          Please try again. We are sometimes finding that cgroups are not created at VPS boot time for some reason. I have re-applied all these server wide which may help.

          However, yes, there is a HUGE difference between KVM and Xen.

          Regards,
          Sean McRobbie
          OpenITC.co.uk

          January 11, 2013 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
        • BV:

          Thanks! Seems to have increased to about 40 MB/s which I think is reasonable for a LOB.

          January 11, 2013 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
        • BV:

          Oops, meaning “LEB” or low-end-box of course

          January 11, 2013 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
    • BV:

      Just ran a new test, this time things are looking better

      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, 27.3969 s, 39.2 MB/s

      January 11, 2013 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
    • newtesla:

      Have a look at this ;) this is Hetzner VPS

      root@flux ~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/test.test bs=1024000 count=1000
      1000+0 records in
      1000+0 records out
      1024000000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 2.67362 s, 383 MB/s

      root@flux ~ # dd if=/var/www/12_04_x64.iso of=/root/test.iso bs=1024000
      688+1 records in
      688+1 records out
      704950272 bytes (705 MB) copied, 34.9372 s, 20.2 MB/s

      Some kind of cache-ing /dev/zero ;)

      Maybe that’s why you see 383M i/o from /dev/zero :)

      January 19, 2013 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
  47. Antonio:

    Sean McRobbie

    Any word on progress 1 of 4 vps ordered and 1 I.P address offered by Helge Willum Larsen?
    We are going into the weekend just in a few short hours 5:00pm here Central Time and wanted to plan the weekend. I’m trusting that since an offer was made and you claim you ran out of I.Ps now you have an available I.P address for my VPS. Let me know as time is getting close.

    January 11, 2013 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
    • David Man:

      Hi Antonio – I can’t confirm who you are (as your name here is different to the only account I think this could be referring to) but if you send us a support email I can answer your queries.

      Also, we definitely have run out of IPs. If we had more, we’d be happy to continue to sell more VPS :)

      January 11, 2013 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
  48. Adnan:

    I have to say I am absolutely ecstatic over the server I got. After a terrible terrible experience with another offer, I got this and I can’t get over how good the whole situation turned out to be. This is a service to grab. Will recommend without any reservation at all.
    Oh and their custom console is full of kick ass. Thanks guys! I’m going to be around for a while :)

    January 11, 2013 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
    • David Man:

      Hi Adnan,

      Glad you like the console :)

      May I ask if it was one of our offers you had a bad experience with?

      January 12, 2013 @ 1:21 am | Reply
      • Adnan:

        No no. Of course not. I’d have not come back probably if it had been. While I’m at it I should mention this is the first time I’m running an unmanaged server. To be able to have zero issues while setting up is great. I’m now running my first python web apps and my first personal site and it’s just great to be doing it with what feels like such a rock solid experience. Thanks again!

        January 12, 2013 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
  49. Seems that you have great problem with your Disc I/O reading through the comments above. But, I need a VPS that has I/O Speed not under 100MBPS. So, I’m afraid of you. RamNode is better in this regard !

    January 12, 2013 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Irrelevant random comparisation. Unless you don’t care at which continent is hosted your VPS and some other aspects it may offer. Anyway, I don’t have problems with any of my XenVZ/OpenITC boxes per years. Maybe because some of them I actually use instead doing benchmarks to get out “some” values which most of “testers” here don’t understand or know how to affect productive vps anyway.

      “But, I need a VPS that has I/O Speed not under 100MBPS.”

      Oh, really? :) What do you host with your low end boxes?

      January 12, 2013 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
      • I don’t think that it’s an “irrelevant random comparison”. Bcz, I’m getting quite a good I/O from signing up with a company seeing their offer here (in LEB certainly !). And, I also couldn’t understand what is the relation between Disc I/O with the Datacenter Location. It completely depends on the hardware and it’s optimization. ;)

        January 12, 2013 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
      • You may have a good experience but you can also look out the comments above. It may inform you that all the clients experiences are not same as you !

        January 12, 2013 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        You’re saying that you need lowendbox with more than 100 MB/s I/O throughput speed. And now you’re expecting that I will take you serious? :) Sorry, I can’t.

        “but you can also look out the comments above”

        I did, and? Apart from little issue with one node which was fixed fast I see completely useful I/O throughput speed results. The thing is that people make those tests, see big numbers but know very little about real vps usage. Some VPSs show really sky high numbers like 400 MB/s however who cares… 40 MB/s should not be issue with any normal low end box usage.

        January 12, 2013 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Don’t get me wrong. I have also little RamNode box. It performs excellent. I don’t expect that it will be stable as XenVZ/OpenITC box (only few LEB VPSs I use can match their long term stable perforamce) however I am pretty sure that picking their offer wasn’t bad choice.
        What I am saying is that you picked some random VPS provider from some random continent with some random package/payment structure and different (SSD) techology… and this make your comparisation irrelevant.

        January 12, 2013 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          But to be fair you said “in this regard”. Yeah, SSD is usually faster than HDD :P

          January 12, 2013 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
        • Yeah, you have understood what I meant. I needed the I/O Speed better than other visualizations like CPU Usage/Internet Port Speed. Thank You :)

          January 13, 2013 @ 9:22 am | Reply
  50. Gary Charlton:

    I signed up yesterday also placed a order but have had no reply.
    How long does it normally take?

    January 12, 2013 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Read comments above. They are out of IPs. I heard at IRC or somewhere that we can’t expect more from this offer till Monday or so.
      Anyway… if you invest some minute or two for reading this thread you will see your answer posted more than once.

      January 12, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
    • David Man:

      Hi Gary,

      Spirit is indeed correct – we’re out of IP addresses until Monday.

      Your order will be approved as soon after that as possible.

      We may choose to stagger the approvals so we don’t get all the benchmarkers doing their thing all at once like we did the other day :)

      January 12, 2013 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  51. William:

    At least a provider, who reads the IPv6 allocation and assignment rules! Thanks for that guys!

    January 12, 2013 @ 9:04 pm | Reply
  52. Vernessa Taylor:

    Signed up for an account several days ago. Logged in today for the first time to see how to proceed (see my comment above) and found my order had been “cancelled.” Not sure what that means?

    January 13, 2013 @ 5:02 am | Reply
    • David Man:

      Hi Vernessa – you’ll need to check your emails as I can’t discuss your account details here without breaching your privacy.

      January 13, 2013 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
  53. Rob G:

    Ordered a VPS last week, been very impressed with the service and speed so far.

    Had another VPS for another purpose and the company emailed me this evening saying they were stopping their VPS service. The first thing I do? Place an order with OpenITC, thanks guys!

    January 14, 2013 @ 1:55 am | Reply
    • Link:

      My VPS stopped as well, I fire and ticket oon their contact form but no response so far. May be I should wait for one or two day before contact them again.

      January 14, 2013 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
      • Rob G:

        Just to clarify: My VPS wasn’t stopped with OpenITC, another company I used stopped their VPS services so i ordered another from OpenITC.

        January 14, 2013 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
      • David Man:

        Hi Link,

        Can you contact us via the support form as there’s no way for me to know which account is yours from here.

        Regards,
        David Man
        OpenITC.co.uk

        January 14, 2013 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
        • Link:

          Hi David,

          Actually I did and your support team answered that my box was been DDoS that is very strange. I’m still waiting for the investigation…

          -L

          January 15, 2013 @ 8:30 am | Reply
        • Link:

          So mine is really cancelled. Waiting for the refund…

          January 16, 2013 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
  54. David Man:

    We are currently processing orders and clearing our backlog.

    If you have an outstanding order with us, it should be filled within the next 2 hours.

    If anyone is finding their orders ‘cancelled’. Please check your email for further details.

    Thanks to everyone for your patience.

    Regards,
    David Man
    OpenITC.co.uk

    January 14, 2013 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  55. xming:

    Is the shortage of IPs resolved? When can we expect the pending orders be processed?

    January 14, 2013 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
    • xming:

      I see it’s answer above, /ignore this :D

      January 14, 2013 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
  56. Nick S:

    I’ve had one of these running for a week now. I’m also running a much lower spec’d Xen box from a XenVZ/OpenITC offer last January. No issues with either and the “Real World” performance of the new KVM box as an Ubuntu LAMP server is excellent.

    January 14, 2013 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
  57. newtesla:

    Hi, I was just wondering: how much of swap is there in those offers? Cause, in your TOS says that anyone creating swapfile will be banned immediatelly – so, just askin’ ;)

    January 16, 2013 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
    • A KVM server doesn’t come with “swap”. When you setup your OS you decide to configure this or not like in a real machine. Unless the provider have some templates with this preconfigured.

      January 16, 2013 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
      • newtesla:

        But, it does – KVM plan comes with allocated space on swap partition: or at least, it should, and thanks to smilie93 (comment down) now I know that it does indeed.

        TOS: “13.7 – Adding additional swap space that has not been allocated by us will result in immediate suspension of your service”

        January 16, 2013 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
        • Yomero:

          Interesting, where it says that?

          And the TOS line seems to be related to the Xen services.

          January 16, 2013 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
        • Link:

          Oh my, I did not these lines. That must be the reason my VPS got cancelled right after I set it up :(

          January 16, 2013 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
        • newtesla:

          And, just to say: said policy in TOS is perfectly understandable; they just don’t wan to clog data-hdd performance with swapping; instead, they allocate different harddrives just for swapping: it’s just that I havent’t seen some info about how much swap is allocated to each VPS node?

          January 16, 2013 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
        • I still don’t think this has swap.

          January 18, 2013 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
        • kekeke:

          Hello.

          I also wondering about that item in ToS and asked consumer support about it.

          >>Item 13.7 states that I am disallowed to add swap on my VPS. Is that term still applicable?
          >Regarding swap yes it is safe to ignore this term. I’ll need to update our terms for our KVM plans.

          January 19, 2013 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
        • newtesla:

          Yep, no swap :( adding swap option would be too good to be true :)

          January 19, 2013 @ 9:25 pm | Reply
  58. smile93:

    @newtesla: SWAP: 1972.99 M

    January 16, 2013 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
    • newtesla:

      Thanks ;) is that for 512 or 1024 RAM option, or both have same?

      January 16, 2013 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
      • Nick S:

        I’ve got the advertised offer with no added extras and installed Ubuntu 12.04. I’ve got 1GB RAM and 1GB swap.

        January 16, 2013 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
    • Link:

      Mine is 3072 on setup :)

      January 16, 2013 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
      • newtesla:

        And now you know that they know your secret too ;)

        January 16, 2013 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
  59. digdeep:

    Do you support Windows 2003? How to install?

    January 18, 2013 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
    • newtesla:

      I just installed Ubuntu server, but: You get VNC connectivity, you send them a link of an .iso image that you wan attached to your VPS, and therefore install just as it was local ;) oh, I saw that in order to install Windows, you have to choose IDE, not VIRTIO kind of disk; it’s all in Control panel; you might want to change NIC in VPS settings also: i saw e1000 and rtl8139 emulation ;)

      January 19, 2013 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
      • You can and should change it back to virtio once the drivers have been installed.

        January 20, 2013 @ 2:58 am | Reply
  60. Dan:

    I’ve had mine running for a week or so now, this offer is so good I’ll probably order another two while I can!

    January 20, 2013 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
  61. viridis:

    I am getting “This product has been de-activated”. Is the offer out of stock again ?

    January 21, 2013 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
    • Phoenix:

      Same here product seems to be no longer available

      January 21, 2013 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
  62. newtesla:

    Is anybody else havinf these problems? Slow disk I/O?

    root@flex:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/vda

    /dev/vda:
    Timing cached reads: 8446 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4230.89 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 32 MB in 3.69 seconds = 8.67 MB/sec

    March 9, 2013 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  63. slow:

    yeap, it’s very bad lately, disk is slow, CPU is almost always on steal time, network is fluctuating.

    # hdparm -tT /dev/vda

    /dev/vda:
    Timing cached reads: 5432 MB in 2.01 seconds = 2709.04 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 34 MB in 3.02 seconds = 11.24 MB/sec

    March 17, 2013 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
    • newtesla:

      And support just stopped answering emails about the slow hdd issue: I still can’t figure out whether my VPS hdd i/o is limited to 10MBps, or is it just overcrowded?

      And the network:
      download to vps

      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 1.30M/s   in 65s

      upload from vps

      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 6.76M/s   in 17s

      Actually: upload is OK: but, download, and hdd I/O, are just terrible.

      March 18, 2013 @ 8:51 am | Reply
  64. David Man:

    Hi @newtesla – I’ve not heard back from you from my last email asking if you were still experiencing problems. I’ve checked the node and there’s no unusual disk activity.

    @newtesla & @slow – In the last week we’ve had one case of slow I/O and it turns out to have been the distribution that was the issue. I think he swapped over to CentOS and his performance improved significantly.

    Would be interesting to know what OS’ you’re currently on.

    Feel free to open a support ticket and I’ll take another look :)

    March 18, 2013 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
  65. Dat55:

    Ofter sold out :(

    March 20, 2013 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  66. If you’re suffering from slow disk i/o please ensure you are on virtio and booting with elevator=noop

    I/O is indeed throttled but at very high values. It may be that you’re hitting IOPS limits in background processes which will make dd suffer…

    We regularly test all host nodes themselves which normally give us 250MB/s or greater during busy periods.

    Lastly, if you need a slight performance boost then you can sacrifice disk space in exchange for 15k RPM drives however you’d need a new VPS as it’d be based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

    March 24, 2013 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
    • newtesla:

      Maybe I am crazy and blind – but this is what I get, it seems that it doesn’t matter what I/O scheduler I use, and whether I boot with NOOP (elevator=noop in grub2) or not.

      disk type: ide
      ================
      root@flex:~# cat /sys/block/vda/queue/scheduler
      [noop] anticipatory deadline cfq 
      root@flex:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/vda
      
      /dev/vda:
       Timing cached reads:   8096 MB in  2.00 seconds = 4050.62 MB/sec
       Timing buffered disk reads:  34 MB in  3.01 seconds =  11.28 MB/sec
      root@flex:~# 
      ================
      root@flex:~# cat /sys/block/vda/queue/scheduler
      noop [anticipatory] deadline cfq 
      root@flex:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/vda
      
      /dev/vda:
       Timing cached reads:   8460 MB in  2.00 seconds = 4233.13 MB/sec
       Timing buffered disk reads:  34 MB in  3.02 seconds =  11.27 MB/sec
      root@flex:~# 
      ================
      root@flex:~# cat /sys/block/vda/queue/scheduler
      noop anticipatory deadline [cfq] 
      root@flex:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/vda
      
      /dev/vda:
       Timing cached reads:   6916 MB in  2.00 seconds = 3460.26 MB/sec
       Timing buffered disk reads:  34 MB in  3.01 seconds =  11.28 MB/sec
      root@flex:~# 
      ================
      
      disk type: virtio
      ================
      noop anticipatory deadline [cfq] 
      root@flex:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/vda
      
      /dev/vda:
       Timing cached reads:   8780 MB in  2.00 seconds = 4394.65 MB/sec
       Timing buffered disk reads:  34 MB in  3.02 seconds =  11.24 MB/sec
      root@flex:~# 
      ================
      root@flex:~# cat /sys/block/vda/queue/scheduler
      [noop] anticipatory deadline cfq 
      root@flex:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/vda
      
      /dev/vda:
       Timing cached reads:   8558 MB in  2.00 seconds = 4281.96 MB/sec
       Timing buffered disk reads:  36 MB in  3.12 seconds =  11.53 MB/sec
      root@flex:~# 
      ================
      

      So, to be honest: this has gone far enough: for two months already I am having I/O issues: the price is/was right for backup purposes, and maybe FTP: anything else is just painfully slow. And yes; I do not care if it works better with centos in VPS: if it isn’t optimized to work with debian – it should be stated somewhere.

      This VPS was extremely cheap, and other things are excellent (VNC, cpu, ram, hdd space): but – either fix I/O, or we can shake hands and say goodbye to each other. Seriously. As if story about 250MBps I/O is going to help…

      This is one of my other VPSes:

      root@flux ~ # hdparm -Tt /dev/sda
      
      /dev/sda:
       Timing cached reads:   15610 MB in  2.00 seconds = 7811.73 MB/sec
       Timing buffered disk reads: 284 MB in  3.12 seconds =  91.07 MB/sec
      

      Your VPS hdd I/O is actually slower than eth0!

      March 24, 2013 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
      • newtesla:

        And I am sorry for this bad review, but: last time I sent You email – I waited for a month, without a reply: this time, I sent you an email more than a week ago… Please, if you need to do some testing, I’ll create an account for you, and I’ll put that account in sudoers; but, this, as it is, is going nowhere: I have customers waiting and a server which is painfully slow.

        Fix the problem, please. My invoice is due 1st April.

        March 24, 2013 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
  67. saurav:

    well i had purchased openitc vps and got it closed within 10 min.
    speed was pathetic .
    i tried to update server and speed was between 60-100 kbps. You don’t except such speeds.

    later on tried checking speed

    speed from cachefly was 7 mbps

    it did not go forward on test , just looked like hanged.

    again tried downloading iso image from Microsoft server using wget and speed was max 100 kbps.

    are we paying for mobile connection on vps?

    August 1, 2013 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
  68. saurav:

    well they scammed me

    ” Disk throughput is capped at 180MB/s and Disk IOPS is capped at 540 (Completely Fair Scheduler). They accept both Paypal & Google Checkout as payment methods and have a 14 day refund policy. As well as allowing VPN and Adult content, IRC is also allowed but only on request. Legal content only.”

    They even not care about there 14 days refund policy. Admin please drop scammers from here.

    August 4, 2013 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
    • David Man:

      Hi Saurav,

      Regardless what your issue is with the service, whether it be that the service is unsatisfactory or that you’ve simply changed your mind, we’ll happily give you a refund within 14 days if you’ve simply been trialling the service (i.e. you’ve not been saturating your connection sending emails during that period).

      Our support usually takes up to 72 hours (often much less) depending on when you emailed us and how busy we are and in this instance it looks like you gave us less than a day to respond to your refund request before you filed a PayPal dispute to have your money refunded.

      Whilst you’re well within your rights to do this, you’re no longer covered by our 14 day moneyback guarantee.

      Before you file another complaint, please let me explain what this means. The 14 day moneyback guarantee is there to protect customers who for whatever reason, want to have their money back – we all change our minds occasionally or the product just isn’t suitable and we’re more than happy to refund any money you’ve paid. You don’t even need to give a reason for leaving – you’re still entitled to your refund.

      When you file a Paypal dispute (despite the fact that you can have your money back at any time for any reason) we do always feel as if you’re trying to hurt us financially for no apparent reason because all Paypal disputes need to be defended or we end up with fines that are often multiple times the value of the VPS ordered (as in your case).

      Even though you file a Paypal dispute against us we will STILL HONOUR our 14 day money back guarantee because we’re not interested in keeping money from anyone who’s unsatisfied with our service – it just means we need to improve in some way and we always ask how it is we can improve.

      The difference is that once a Paypal dispute needs defended against it’s no longer dealt with in our billing system and now requires someone to review the entire case from signup all the way through to complaint to see if their VPS was being abused in any way or if this was fraud. This takes a lot longer.

      Normally all refunds are made within 14 days (they’re usually completed in less than 3) if you email support and ask for a refund.

      Before you filed your dispute, you emailed us regarding network issues. You gave us 14 minutes to respond. Unfortunately this isn’t really sufficient time for us to get to your email, check out your issue (perform any necessary tests) and get back to you.

      As for the specifics of your case, I’ve looked at your email history and it seems half of your emails are going to our support address and the half to our billing address. I remember dealing with your sign-up but I’ve not been dealing with your support request. For anyone else needing support, please always use the support@ email address.

      So back to your Paypal dispute. We’re compelled to fight these on the basis that we’ve done nothing wrong AND we still honour our 14 day money back guarantee (crazy I know) when we win. If we don’t fight these, not only do you get your refund (which we would still give you), we get charged for your dispute. This means that despite giving you everything we promised you, you’re going to get us fined for our efforts.

      You can imagine that by this point we’re unhappy bunnies but despite this we file our defence and just get on with our day and have your refund ready for processing to be done before the end of the week (we can’t refund you immediately because we have to wait for the outcome of the dispute).

      Unfortunately I’m then alerted to your lowendbox comment which now also needs addressed.

      In the brief time you’ve been with us since you had access to your VPS (31 July, 2013 17:47) to the time you filed your dispute (1 August, 2013 09:10), received your first support email and replied, it’s been around 16 hours.

      This is the basis with which you call us scammers.

      I have to confess, we’ve been building OpenITC for years. We work hard and we don’t take advantage of any of our customers for any reason so I do find it upsetting when you not only don’t give us the opportunity to address any concerns you have but that you also take such an aggressive and angry tone.

      We’re only human so if you feel we’ve got something wrong at least give us the chance to respond.

      For whatever reason you need your money to be refunded IMMEDIATELY, you could have simply sent us an email explaining that you were in desperate need of your funds back and we would have done our best to expedite your refund but as it is, all you’ve done is delay the very process we set up to guarantee you’ll never be out of pocket.

      I’ve spent all this time to investigate and respond as best I can because you’re not only hurting us financially but you’re also trying to hurt our ability to do business.

      I’m sorry you’ve been unhappy with our service and I’ll make sure your refund is issued as soon as possible. I just can’t help feeling that you’re deliberately trying to make it as hard for us as possible.

      Regards,
      Dave

      August 5, 2013 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
      • newtesla:

        Not that long ago – it took A MONTH for you to even realise that you haven’t answered my emails: while I was your customer… I sent an email on 24.02.2013, and then again on 19.03.2013 – and you never replied to it – you simply replied to my next one, which I sent on 05.04.2013.

        A month, and more.

        Oh, and your VPS had terrible disk throughput: 10MBps is just awful – Quantum Fireball could do more ;)

        August 5, 2013 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
        • David Man:

          You’re right – that wasn’t a proud moment.

          I do remember the delay you had and I’m still sorry you had such a long wait. The fact that you did is a testament to your patience (which we’re grateful for).

          It was actually that incident that resulted in us using this new support tracker. Embarrassingly, I had moved your email into the wrong folder so I thought it was actually being addressed when it wasn’t being looked at at all.

          I don’t recall the specifics of the drive throughput or the offer that was on so I can’t comment on that just now but rest assured we’re making progress on ensuring support issues are no longer sent into the ether.

          August 5, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
      • newtesla:

        Everything abou disk specifics is well documented – just scroll up ;) hint: #comment-106380

        -first you said that I needed NOOP scheduler: didn’t help
        -then you said that your VPS isn’t designed for Debian/Ubuntu (?????)
        -and in the meantime – you were trying to convince me that I had 250MBps throughput – when in fact I had 10.

        As I said: great web panel, also VNC: but, I was patient more than 2 months: didn’t work. I mean – when it takes for NGINX 5-6 seconds to load pure HTML 50kb size…

        August 5, 2013 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
        • David Man:

          Definitely something wrong with Nginx taking so long for a tiny page.

          I don’t recall claiming that the VPS wasn’t designed for Debian/Ubuntu but yes, I’m not trying to make any excuses for the support you received. It was well below par and for that I make no reservations in my apology.

          August 5, 2013 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
      • saurav:

        first of all i am thankful to you for reply.

        Thing is we needed server urgent and we ordered from you , later on found its network is not good which can hold on streaming apps like camfrog video chat.

        Network speed was maximum 100 kbps.

        Please once again check payment email and account email. Payment was done by my friends .

        when you not replied after 24 hours [ not even replied in IRC] then he opened report.

        you are collecting VAT from people. Foreign residents other than UK are not liable for UK tax.

        I had already brought server from hetzner and it cost only 6 euro and they are located in germany and they did not levied VAT.

        August 6, 2013 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
        • tux:

          If you live inside EU, you must pay VAT.

          August 6, 2013 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Mark:

      I have to be honest, I ordered this offer and was very pleased with the service. I asked to pay a little more and have extra resources added and installed Windows 7 Pro (own genuine licence). The system is always up, responsive and works well. The network speed is usually good and I can use it by remote desktop and forget that I’m not using my computer in front of me. In fact, I’m using it no because the laptop I’m on is too slow.

      August 5, 2013 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
  69. I am using their service since 2009 . good or bad but i have never feel any problem , vps always up , good resources , i always buy something whenever they post such offer. Legit company i say

    August 5, 2013 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Nick S:

      I’m also a satisfied customer and I’ve always found performance to be very good.

      August 6, 2013 @ 12:03 am | Reply

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