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OVerZold – £4.55 – 5GB RAM OpenVZ VPS in Milan, Italy

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: March 17, 2013 @ 10:31 am, by Liam

Salvatore, from OVerZold, has sent in this mammoth OpenVZ plan for LowEndBox readers. I don’t think we’ve ever listed so much ram for your $7 before! Are 2GB plans now a thing of the past?

OVerZold5GB

  • 5GB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 4 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Promo: OVerZold50-30OFF
  • £4.55 /month – Order Link

OVerZold are a subsidiary of IperWeb, who are the budget brand of Prometeus. They’ve been in business since 1997 and came first in our last two Top Providers Poll. We use to think 2GB of ram was all you could get for your 7 bucks, but now the bar has been raised to 5GB! When asked, on the corresponding offer on LowEndTalk, about any limitations with this plan, Salvatore replied simply: “Don’t be a dick” (in the words of Tim from Hostigation). If you purchase one of these, do let us know what you’re using it for and how it performs :)

OVerZold only accepted payment method is Paypal. Debian 6 (32/64 bit), ubuntu 10.04/11.10/12.04 (32/64 bit), centos 5/6 (32/64 bit), HostInABox Kloxo Centos 32 bit, TurnKeyLinux and more operating systems are available. Servers are unmanaged and will be provisioned once payment has been received. TUN/TAP/PPP/FUSE are all supported. For more information, have a read of their Terms of Service.

Network Information:

Servers are located in Milan, Italy colocated in the largest campus/internet exchange of Italy. Prometeus is LIR (RIPE NCC member) and do BGP with our Autonomous System Number (AS34971), total bandwidth capacity is 10Gbps.

Test IPv4: 193.183.99.0
Test IPv6: 2a00:dcc0:eda:89::254:1
Test Files: 10MB & 100MB

161 Comments

  1. Lucas:

    Winner of challenge – How much max RAM can get for LEB price ;)

    March 17, 2013 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  2. Emil Vals:

    Prometeus is an incredible provider. :D

    March 17, 2013 @ 10:53 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      In more senses than one :)
      I see many people didnt believe the offer is really serious :P

      March 17, 2013 @ 11:43 am | Reply
  3. Thank you for the post Liam! :-D

    March 17, 2013 @ 10:55 am | Reply
  4. 5n1p:

    Took this 1 because I could not resist, have 3 server’s with them, 1 ovz, 1 kvm and 1 xen backup, never had problem :D

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:13 am | Reply
  5. dean:

    crazzyy :<

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:14 am | Reply
  6. oversale?

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:44 am | Reply
  7. Vladorz:

    If it didn’t come from Prometeus I’d say it’s the biggest scam ever. Now I’m not so sure…

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:45 am | Reply
  8. Lichter:

    I wonder if we would get kicked if we actually used a lot of the 5GB all the time? What does the “Don’t be a dick” policy extend to? Also, would I be right in guessing a lot of that 5GB would be swapped?

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  9. Jake:

    Code is invalid

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:52 am | Reply
  10. Lichter:

    – – <- That close to ordering one but I don't really want to support a movement where a VPS company is happy to say "What you get is what you get" and no longer have any real standards to withhold. I like to know that I am ordering a semi-decent product, even at LEB pricing.

    March 17, 2013 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
  11. Maounique:

    I can assure you it will be at least semi-decent.
    We dont oversell on plans on the other sites, but it turned out to be a waste of resources.
    This is a test to see how far overselling can go without causing major problems.
    We expect CPU spikes, for instance, we will throttle heavy CPU users that go often or long enough over their allotted load (for example 10 load with 4 cores), nothing that other people dont do to manage this kind of server. It is not like we tie you in for a year, it is a test and some fun :)
    It may be that not all ram is available all the time, I suspect you dont plan to run your business on such a plan ?
    We have all kinds of plans, including a Biz line, this is for hobbists and personal projects, as well as testing.
    We frankly dont know how it will go, can only say we will do our best to make it work well.
    Nobody wants bad reviews, even for such a thing :)

    March 17, 2013 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
    • Lichter:

      I see your point but I just don’t think increasing RAM at LEB pricing while sacrificing service and quality is something I would buy for a real server. I might pick one up to test some heavy RAM programs on :). Be ready…

      March 17, 2013 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
      • Maounique:

        Well, this is what they are made for :) It is a real server, just with non-guaranteed resources. In practice might work just as well as our other products.
        Almost everyone does this, OVZ is made for overcommit, practice shows it is working well for years.

        March 17, 2013 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Non-guaranteed resources? Huh? So you can’t guarantee that customer will get this what you advertise? Sorry but even for overselling this sound strange unless you picked wrong word.

          March 17, 2013 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
      • Not only that, it makes it so much harder for providers who are trying their best to create something decent when people just go in at silly prices, this industry is getting worse every day.

        March 17, 2013 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          I am not sure how to take this, if anything, we try to prove overselling can work if done right even at crazy prices and RAM levels.
          If we can make a buck from this, imagine how much others are doing…
          But, dont want to jinx it, we are not there yet, it may well be a failure and we will end up losing money on this.
          We do not intend to give garbage service, nothing will suffer in theory, will just use better the resources. From 30-50% to 70-100% resource utilization, this is increased efficiency, lower carbon footprint, better price, I dont see any bad point here, but we will see if the theory holds water or not.

          March 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
    • So you’re basically saying this is a plan to attract guinea pigs to test how high you can go on RAM before the service goes completely kaput?

      March 17, 2013 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
      • Maounique:

        Not at all. We will never go near kaput, if it starts to suffer (often spikes over 24-the number of cores), then we will stop adding new ppl, will just take stock off and see if it settles. If we reach the conclusion it can be good and customers are happy, we will put more servers, this is the test I was thinking about.

        March 17, 2013 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
  12. All the other openvz services we sell are delivered on servers which usually use 30 to 50 percent of resources. They are piced to make a profit this way, so it’s fine. OVerZold plans are intended to be delivered on nodes using 70-100 percent of resources most of the time. We have a long track of decent services and don’t plan to do bad with this, it just will be what’s advertised a service with a high ratio of overcommit.

    March 17, 2013 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
  13. marius:

    Gameservers are allowed?

    March 17, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
  14. Juergen:

    What about with raid system

    March 17, 2013 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
  15. nutjob:

    Good to see quality providers experimenting with oversold VPSes. If done properly it’s good for everyone.

    March 17, 2013 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Exactly what I am thinking. Depending on the result, maybe Uncle will be convinced too :)

      March 17, 2013 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  16. Maounique:

    Raid is 10 with 8 SAS2 drives.
    Gameservers are allowed, but if you go over the allotted CPU (load higher than your number of cores) you will be throttled.

    March 17, 2013 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  17. Wow, crazy! I may have to signup for this one!

    March 17, 2013 @ 2:26 pm | Reply
  18. Crazy offer :)

    March 17, 2013 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  19. What a crazy offer this is ! I can’t believe how this can be 5 GB !

    March 17, 2013 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
  20. Shivanthi:

    Is IRC supported on these? I know on Prometeus Biz VPSes you can’t use IRC applications.

    March 17, 2013 @ 6:17 pm | Reply
  21. Ironstan:

    How can i pay my server? the status is fraud but i didn’t got any bill or whatever how can i pay and start up my server?

    March 17, 2013 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
    • Shivanthi:

      I’d assume to open up a support ticket with sales and ask why the order was marked as fraud and ask how you can get it back to pending status so you can make payment.

      March 17, 2013 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
  22. paul:

    I think SSD caching and swapping is a significant ingredient of the plans like this that are less upfront about overselling. It’s not mentioned here.

    March 17, 2013 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  23. Simone:

    Hello, is Minecraft allowed on those servers? (High RAM usage, planning to allocate 3GB or so)
    Thanks!

    March 17, 2013 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
    • Simone:

      Pretty awesome, here’s a benchmark:

      root@chauffer:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
      CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
      Number of cores : 4
      CPU frequency :  1995.225 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 5120 MB
      Total amount of swap : 512 MB
      System uptime :   2 min,       
      Download speed from CacheFly: 78.5MB/s 
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 7.22MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 21.6MB/s 
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 4.36MB/s 
      Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 22.3MB/s 
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 9.23MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 10.7MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 15.1MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 18.7MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 32.0MB/s 
      I/O speed :  335 MB/s
      root@chauffer:~# 
      March 17, 2013 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  24. Tux:

    Did someone just suggest that ChicagoVPS start selling 8GB VPSes at $5/month?

    Shit just got real.

    March 17, 2013 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
    • Displacetexan:

      If they do, we aren’t likely to see it here ;)

      I sure hope ChicagoVPS sensorship was because of some sort of bad act they comitted and not something petty like changing host providers and pissing off LEB sponsors…

      I really don’t like non-spam deals dissappear without explanation

      March 18, 2013 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
  25. Maounique:

    Hello !

    1. Minecraft is allowed, but this is not SSD nor SSD cached. However, there are 8 sas2 drives which should be enough regarding the IOPS.
    2. IRC is allowed, however, DDoS is not, we blackhole 24 hours at first and suspend at second incoming attack, while outgoing attacks mean termination directly.
    3. Swapping ? Absolutely NOT ! When RAM is so cheap these days, not only that there will be no disk swap, but also something left for disk caching.
    4. Some orders are marked as fraud, we manually investigate those if there is a ticket about it. Most of them pass manual verification, but there are exceptions.

    March 17, 2013 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
  26. LowEndCriticus:

    Sounds like a good offer, but why isn’t it sold by IperWeb itself, since it shares the same ToS, owner and infrastructure?
    Do you feel like to pay more company tax to the Italian gov to keep Italian economy running? :S

    March 17, 2013 @ 9:49 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Iperweb LTD is a British company. It doesnt pay tax to the Italian government.
      It is also VAT exempted for now, so not even Her Majesty gov’t doesnt get much out of it.
      Prometeus, tho, is having a LOT of big business (millions a year) from major projects, mostly streaming, but even banking and securities sector for which provides services. The VPS part is more like a fun project for someone which loves this business. Say, some kind of hobby and these plans are no different. A very serious joke by Salvatore :)
      We have a lot of fun here with this and I think that alone is worth it.

      March 17, 2013 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      I am sorry, I wasnt clear enough, it IS sold by Iperweb LTD, just has a different product page to joke a bit.
      If you look at the invoices, they are issued by Iperweb LTD

      March 17, 2013 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
  27. mark:

    LOL at name. Oversold on OpenVZ? Isn’t that what savvy consumers want to avoid?

    March 17, 2013 @ 10:36 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Well, their loss :)
      We took a bet it can work, nobody will lose their house, we can afford this if it fails, we have now a fresh shipment of servers, can easily revert to regular density, can afford keeping this price in any situation, even if we take the loss, will just not sell the plans anymore :)
      What do you have to lose ? Come and try it ! I am sure it will be at least fun :)

      March 17, 2013 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  28. Travis:

    Incredible offer (as well as an incredible company)!

    Thank you for the insane deal! Having much fun playing around with my new 5GB VPS~ :D

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
  29. cloromorpho:

    damit…
    must…
    resist…
    temptation…

    March 18, 2013 @ 4:41 am | Reply
  30. cloromorpho:

    ok… you win.

    ill give it a try.

    xD

    March 18, 2013 @ 4:43 am | Reply
  31. smile93:

    I don’t know how many accounts that I have with you. I still order another one to run some hobby projects. I wish it is in US, UK or Asia. But never mind, my first 5G VPS.

    Feeling good now. If £4.55 can buy the “feeling good”, I don’t mind to keep it for long.

    March 18, 2013 @ 6:32 am | Reply
  32. Loveless….Resist the temptation

    March 18, 2013 @ 8:33 am | Reply
  33. Jarvis.M:

    I dislike how you use the same Test IP’s and files as your other services do. In my opinion this isn’t a real test as it’s not hosted on the same platform.

    March 18, 2013 @ 10:34 am | Reply
    • The point of test IP and file is to verify if our network – in general – can fit your need from the external (remember that the IP traffic can be – and often is – asimmetric). It would be difficult to list test ip for different services / server.
      But for this very plan I did an exception and put a test ip on the same network where these plans will be setup :-)

      Said that, let me dislike your post

      March 18, 2013 @ 10:44 am | Reply
  34. zack:

    If they would respond to support tickets in less than 24 hours would be great!

    March 18, 2013 @ 10:41 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Do you have a ticket waiting for more than 24 hours ?
      What was it about ? Sometimes I get the impression the issue has been solved or we have no news regarding the request.

      March 18, 2013 @ 11:08 am | Reply
      • zack:

        Ticket #494271. You can check yourself :)

        Thanks!

        March 18, 2013 @ 11:15 am | Reply
        • I see it’s a ticket regarding billing, which usually are handled only in working days/hours :-)

          March 18, 2013 @ 11:49 am | Reply
        • zack:

          Ok..i think :)

          March 18, 2013 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  35. ion:

    How long does it take to activate the service?
    My current status is still “Pending” although I paid the bill one hour ago.

    March 18, 2013 @ 11:28 am | Reply
    • ion:

      solved

      March 18, 2013 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Hello !

      Sorry for this, we are swamped with orders, many fail the fraud tests and we have to look into it manually…
      It should not take more than 2 hours usually.

      March 18, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
  36. ClownJugglar:

    Going to give it a try with a small minecraft server and maybe some python apps.

    March 18, 2013 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
    • ClownJugglar:

      Took a bit to provision (1hr?) but all seems fine now. No lag from South-Eastern USA. Pings are as to be expected. Going to move my minecraft server there and see… better pings than my current UK node. Friends in Europe shouldn’t notice a difference (I won’t even tell them.. just going to modify the DNS haha).

      Now what to do with all the spare RAM while not being a dick..

      Anyway, hope you keep this offer around.

      March 18, 2013 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
  37. Mostafa:

    just picked it up!
    Server is awesome! fast! and has a very good ping for us in the ME region! Perfect! Thanks for this splendid offer!

    March 18, 2013 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  38. pcjamesy:

    Got one, marked fraud initially but support cleared it up really quickly. Ran the ServerBear benchmark on mine enjoy. http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/03/18/moFXpJ3kbThKl9Xs

    March 18, 2013 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
    • Pcjamesy:

      Also I had to list that under a different plan on serverbear because they don’t have this plan listed there.

      March 18, 2013 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
  39. Elias:

    Super legit company.

    “Our automated fraud risk check found a serious problem with your order.
    I am afraid we cannot offer you service :(

    Thank you !”

    All of my details where right, adress, name, everything.

    March 18, 2013 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
    • Elias:

      Note: I even sent them a picture of my VISA card, just to prove my identity and they would still not accept it.

      March 18, 2013 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      I always wondered why good deals are a magnet for fraud instead of big companies with pricey services.
      Since you dont pay for it anyway, why come to us ?
      Dont try to make any more accounts in any other name, I will close them all, no matter the threats and insults.

      March 18, 2013 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
      • Philip:

        “I always wondered why good deals are a magnet for fraud instead of big companies with pricey services.”
        I think you can figure that out yourself, beacause it’s cheap. However, I was just going to use the server for a private minecraft server and a website.

        “Since you dont pay for it anyway”
        Well, I was going to pay, until you marked it as a fraud.

        “Why come to us?”
        Because you where cheap and i did’nt want to spend too much money on this.

        “Dont try to make any more accounts in any other name, I will close them all, no matter the threats and insults.”

        I know exactly what account you mean, Me and my friend where going to share this server, I placed a order and you fraud marked it, so my friend tried to buy a server instead, then you closed hes account for no reason.

        The IPs that connected should be:
        83.253.230.xx (My IP, phille58@dolanpls.org was the account)
        and my firends IP, not sure what hes is.

        This is just stupid, how a company can close users with no reason.

        March 18, 2013 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          I think you forgot what identity you used :) BTW, you are Philip now after you “proved” with your card that you are Elias ?
          Just for laughs, the other identity was a female one, remember now ?
          Anyway, I think this proves enough my point, case closed.

          March 19, 2013 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          Ah, and before Elias you were Eliz, I would think that is hardly a typo…

          March 19, 2013 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
      • Philip:

        Well, I did’nt make the account named “Eliz” and thats not a typo, thats chrome autofill for you, however that was edited to the right details. Check the IPs that connected dude, the account was not made with my IP however, I was logged in to it at one point, but I was’nt the one who created it.

        And yes, i know that my friend threatened you and so on, but I can still understand that since you canceld his account for no real reason.

        The other female account you are talking about, was my account. It’s registrerd in my mothers name since i am under 18, all the details where correct on it and you canceled it for no reason.

        ” BTW, you are Philip now after you “proved” with your card that you are Elias ?”
        I am Philip, I did’nt prove no credit card, that was Elias, you are mixing us up. My account was under the name Gudrun Liljeström, wich is my mom.

        March 22, 2013 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
        • Philip:

          Anyways, I’ve found another VPS provider, that actually gives you a server and don’t fuck you up.

          March 22, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
        • This is a story which could be complicated.
          You should register an account using your own details. If not, then ask your parents to use their complete details. Don’t mix your’s and their’s.

          If you’re not eligible to fill the details, then don’t purchase it.

          March 22, 2013 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          Rhe real problem is that he was listed in maxmind fraudsters database, this made it impossible to offer service to any of the identities he used.

          March 23, 2013 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  40. marius:

    BIZ VPS users cannot run the following software:
    Peer to peer software
    Game servers
    Tor servers of any kind
    IRC clients and servers
    Video chat (like, but not limited to, camfrog server)
    All other VPS users cannot run the following software:
    Tor exit nodes
    Video chat (like, but not limited to, camfrogserver)
    IperWeb in its sole discretion may discontinue service without any notice to any VPS customer that
    uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU Time, Memory Usage, and Network Resources)
    Is targeted by denial of service attack.
    Runs software that can lead to network abuse.

    So no gameservers no irc … :)

    March 18, 2013 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      These aren’t BIZ VPS though…

      ” Gameservers are allowed, but if you go over the allotted CPU (load higher than your number of cores) you will be throttled.”

      March 18, 2013 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
      • Maounique:

        That is valid for everything else, once your load goes high and you use more resources than your fair share, we throttle the CPU.

        March 18, 2013 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
        • marius:

          i understand now, that mean if i use 100% all 4 cpus vps will be throttled. If i use 25% of 4 cpus what about this? Im looking to host a gameserver it never makes more load than 2 or3 %

          March 18, 2013 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Not really, this offer is very far from the Biz line, actually is the opposite, the budget side :)
      You can run gameservers and IRC on this plan, only limitation is the fact it is not DDoS protected, if it happens, first time we nullroute, second we suspend.

      March 18, 2013 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
      • marius:

        if a vps is under ddos attack is the customer guilty?

        March 18, 2013 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
        • Of course not, but since ddos affect all your neighbors and we don’t offer any ddos protection service we have little choice…

          March 18, 2013 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      “that mean if i use 100% all 4 cpus vps will be throttled”
      No, you are allowed to use 100% your CPU, if you use more than that and the load goes over 4 regularly, only then we have a problem.
      100% load means 4 in this case, since you have 4 cores. Stay below 4 and everything is fine :)

      March 18, 2013 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
      • marius:

        Thats alot of load then.. i never seen an app doing more load than that..:-)

        March 18, 2013 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
  41. marius:

    I was under ddos attack, 2 times vps was nullrouted for 24hrs, now changed the website to a datacenter who can filter the attack, i heard something about cloudflare can stop ddos if u use their dns setup, its true?

    March 18, 2013 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Yes, it is partially true, but there are many limitations and it is easy to find out your real IP.
      Only real solution is to get a DDoS protected service as you did.

      March 18, 2013 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
  42. Shailesh:

    Great deal.
    Do you also have DNS server? and how easy is to increase the hard disk space in future or request 2 IPv4?

    March 18, 2013 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      We do have DNS, but only for shared hosting, you can use a third party one: http://board.prometeus.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13&sid=15040a61caf7e682d3e252dda3eaaf08
      You can also use your registrar most of the time, but a third party DNS offers a lot of options.

      March 18, 2013 @ 9:04 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Sorry, I forgot about the upgrades part.
      It is easy to order more IPs, just ask before if there are any free on your node, also disk space can be added easily, but we do not have an add-on for that, you will need to open a ticket and we will see if there is some available.

      March 18, 2013 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
      • Shailesh:

        Great thanks for reply.

        March 18, 2013 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
      • Shailesh:

        I forgot to ask can I re-install OS anytime?

        March 18, 2013 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          Yes, but please allow a few minutes for the previous install to finish, it may get stuck if you reinstall before the previous reinstall is finished.

          March 18, 2013 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
      • Shailesh:

        Ok thanks for info, I just ordered Package: OVerZold8G and it says the following :
        Disk Limit: 80 GB

        Bandwidth Limit: 1 MB

        why bandwidth 1 MB ?

        March 18, 2013 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          It is a bug in the billing software. Removed the BW info info in the 5g plan, but we didnt think someone will need the 8G to be honest…

          March 18, 2013 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
      • Shailesh:

        I would like to switch to OVerZold5GB plan with additional IPv4 than the one I bought OVerZold8GB, I already sent a cancellation request, could you let me know if its fine, so that I can go ahead and purchase OVerZold5GB.

        March 21, 2013 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  43. I thought you won’t be able to beat your own 3GB RAM LEB offer for a very long time uncle.

    March 19, 2013 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  44. Ironstan:

    i have opened a ticket for the fraud thing a man answered but i’m still waiting for a pending message instead of fraud …. y is it still fraud? i have just fild in the order and it has never been pending it was fraud from min 1 plz help tick nr: 418734

    March 19, 2013 @ 10:08 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      I am sorry, had to investigate deeper why maxmind put you at over 86 risk. Don’t have a clue still, but can take a chargeback or two :)
      Hope it wont happen, right ?

      March 19, 2013 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
      • Ironstan:

        i have paid but i still see fraud and i have no ip or root password yet…

        March 19, 2013 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
  45. Luca Ferr:

    Is this going to be a long running service or just a trial? I would buy one as long as I knew everything I set up on it wouldn’t go to waste in a month when it is over.

    March 19, 2013 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
    • In any case it will be a regular service, so they isn’t anything to worry about :-)

      March 19, 2013 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  46. Lukas Krug:

    About your DDoS stuff, I once got attacked, according to your info this was a 400k pps attack, that shouldn’t be more than 500mbps. I received one attack and never again the server has been attacked. I understand you don’t want to host customers that are regularly under an attack, but you really scare those customers who receive ab attack once or twice a year.

    March 19, 2013 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      The problem is that the network has some very lucrative and pricey deals and it is paramount to be always up and at capacity.
      We do not offer DDoS protection of any kind so we want to make sure everyone understands the policy before signing up. Prometeus does not survive from LEBs, it is a side project that can run as long as it does not hinder the main business.

      March 19, 2013 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
  47. Ironstan:

    so if i would run a minecraft server shall i get it on 3 gb? or can i use the fill 5 giga?? just for safety

    March 19, 2013 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      We try to give you the whole package. If there will not be enough ram, we will add more.
      Second server is online and ready to receive tenants :).

      March 19, 2013 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  48. Ironstan:

    i can’t start my mc server it sais faild to bind to port how can i port forward it?

    March 19, 2013 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      I am not a MC expert, never run one, please ask in LET or some MC forums.
      As a general note, you do not need to forward any port as we do not do NAT or firewall anything. If it cannot bind, maybe you already run something on that port, try another.

      March 19, 2013 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
  49. Ironstan:

    how can i see what i’m running ont that port?

    March 19, 2013 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
    • ClownJugglar:

      Not part of their staff in anyway, but try running (probably as root): netstat -l

      I believe that shows what is listening on what ports.

      March 19, 2013 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
      • Maounique:

        Thank you, but that part is fixed, helped teh customer till the point he needed plugins and stuff I never heard about… But he has a working server AFAIK.

        March 19, 2013 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
  50. Tom:

    I’m on the IperWeb train for almost a year, but this seems to be a bit stupid.
    Will just cause headache from abuse on black listed ip, ddos and customer complains from other abuses on the node.

    March 19, 2013 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
    • give us the benefit of the doubt :-)
      As remembered a few posts ago I was the first to offer 3GB openvz vps several months ago on LET, it was done in a controlled manner and we had less abuse than those on small vps :P

      March 19, 2013 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Actually, we are pondering the idea for some months now.
      We evaluated the risks and decided it is worth a shot. Not much to lose and it certainly is a lot of fun :)
      I say it will work, but only time will tell.

      March 19, 2013 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
      • $7 will scare away abusers. Too high price for them =)

        March 20, 2013 @ 1:45 am | Reply
  51. GeekDude:

    I am speechless.

    March 20, 2013 @ 1:59 am | Reply
  52. Lucas:

    ,,5 Gb of mass weapon for other vendors,, Someone have only 3 per year little guns against you ;)

    March 20, 2013 @ 8:05 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Prometeus doesnt live from VPS and we can afford it.
      However, this is wrong…
      We do not intend to kill off anyone from the market, the more choice the better for the customer, we will not deploy grand scale these nodes, only want to see if it can work and we see it as a challenge to raise the bar.
      This is the only promo we will do, after it is over, the 4 GB will be a bit over 7 $, so I hope the other providers will give us some break :(

      March 20, 2013 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Most peoples simply stuck with hundreds or thousands slow USA based VPS offers,everyone have even not one for now, but Italy has no competitors for this time plus good reputation of stable provider,Prometeus Win the game! :)

        March 20, 2013 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  53. ash.s.d:

    For how long will this scheme be valid? If I subscribe, do I get the guarantee that the monthly rental will not increase? Or is this a one off thing? I see that only monthly recurring payment available.

    March 20, 2013 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  54. Maounique:

    If you manage to get in, we wont change the conditions as long as you keep the VPS.
    It is not one-off in the sense that the payment will increase for teh customers, only that we may discontinue it if found to be unsustainable,meaning no more servers will be deployed and no more stock (apart from filling the gaps left by customers that no longer need it) will be released.

    March 20, 2013 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
    • ash.s.d:

      Thank you. I’ve subscribed to your hosting plan, and so far all looks good!

      March 20, 2013 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
  55. Last day for this promotion, then the code will not be valid anymore :-)

    Thank you!

    March 21, 2013 @ 8:00 am | Reply
    • marius:

      just ordered :)

      March 21, 2013 @ 8:31 am | Reply
    • marius:

      can i have activaton for your order number: 1752851209

      March 21, 2013 @ 8:53 am | Reply
      • Maounique:

        Hello !

        Activation is manual and it happens within 1-2 hours from order.

        March 21, 2013 @ 11:18 am | Reply
        • marius:

          thanks it works! im happy! lol

          March 21, 2013 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
    • marius:

      will you return with new offers?

      March 21, 2013 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
      • Maounique:

        If you mean more promos for this plan, no, we do not intend to. But one can’t know the future, if the community asks for it, Uncle has a hard time saying no :)

        March 21, 2013 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
        • marius:

          People always needs good services like this, and the offer is too cool!! Thanks on reply

          March 21, 2013 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
  56. Anar:

    buy one so far so good and fast

    March 21, 2013 @ 9:34 am | Reply
  57. Ironstan:

    these servers are fantastic your ticked gets answered withing 12h even if they don’t know annything about it (minecraft server) thet still try to help and yeah its a super host! never had problems with the oversell …

    March 21, 2013 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Thank you, but 12h is not the time we answer tickets in… It might have been some mistake, such as overlooked for some reason, Hostbill has a nasty habit to shuffle tickets at random, but we try to make it within 2 hours at most.

      March 21, 2013 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
  58. Barry Carter:

    They no longer have this deal, but do have 4G for 5 pounds/month, not too bad.

    March 21, 2013 @ 4:03 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      What do you mean ? The deal is still on, will expire on 22 to leave time for the americans to catch the last train :)

      March 21, 2013 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  59. This will be the only promotion with this percentage of discount on OVerZold.com ;-)

    March 21, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
    • marius:

      how much RAM you have on servers, to make such an offer?

      March 21, 2013 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
      • Maounique:

        The answer is…
        As much as we need. The servers can take 512 GB, but CPU and IO will run out before that.
        So we will see how much can the CPU and the storage carry on in good conditions, and then we will add more ram to match that.

        March 21, 2013 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
        • marius:

          how many hrs until offer expires?

          March 22, 2013 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
    • Rulhan:

      not recommended iperweb.com. my order is still pending. i already paid.

      February 2, 2016 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  60. Maounique:

    It already did at midnight CET.
    Taking many new customers in one go has some risks, not only technical, mostly regarding abuse.
    We make offers periodically to keep it manageable, there is still the 4G one for 5 Pounds, even tho it doesnt fit LEB pricing (might do something about that later on).
    Otherwise, we still have the 40% off for SSD offers, 1 GB non-oversold with SSD is still a good offer and there are few people that really need more ram.

    March 22, 2013 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  61. LazyT:

    Dang I missed it. Oh well it would have been fun to experiment with.

    March 22, 2013 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
  62. U137:

    Impressed! Until now I moved a minecraft server to this service and installed a full blown KDE desktop environment (actually writing this from inside the VPS). Surfing with 400 Mb/s (25 Mb/s upstream) :-)
    iptables is working and I managed to tunnel all via ssh (NoMachine / nxserver for remote access).

    March 24, 2013 @ 9:30 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Congratulations to everyone who managed to snatch one before 22nd.
      While the promo is over, we will not discontinue this plan, seems to be working well so far, the third server is in place and started to get tenants.
      One thing to note, the HW specifications will vary, but the cpu and ram will remain fixed, only vendor and storage will be different.
      For further information about the specific node which is filling in the moment of the order, please open a ticket. We cannot foresee how the sales will go and how many will be needed, we have many servers but not all the same.

      March 25, 2013 @ 2:47 am | Reply
  63. Mustang:

    I guess this offer is not available anymore. I just tried to order and it said coupon cannot be applied.

    March 25, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
    • marius:

      still available

      March 25, 2013 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
      • Check the site, Marius.

        Applying the code to the 5GB plan gives this:”This coupon cannot be applied to your order”

        March 25, 2013 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
        • marius:

          dont apply the code, just order at the above link

          March 25, 2013 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
      • Or did you mean that the promo is over, but we can buy at 6.50 GBP?

        March 25, 2013 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
  64. Maounique:

    Yes, the promo is over, but the plans are not withdrawn.
    We were not sure will work well, but it does, so the plans stay, there will be stock added as needed, hopefully we wont be running out of servers any time soon.

    March 25, 2013 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Meh, I missed out :(

      April 1, 2013 @ 8:41 am | Reply
  65. NuclearRussian:

    Have to give you guys some props – box has been nothing but rock solid, even though I have been purposefully pushing it with minecraft, wcg, matlab and other things equally horrible.

    Now if only you had a North America location…

    March 26, 2013 @ 9:39 am | Reply
    • ClownJugglar:

      Same here, Minecraft, Ventserver (free 8 user one), web/php, SoftEther VPN, a few python web apps… etc. Super responsive. Had bandwidth on demand too, grabbing 20MB/s down and pushed over 50MB/s when moving some files around between my various VPS.

      March 31, 2013 @ 10:53 pm | Reply
  66. ZoliBen:

    This is the best VPS provider I’ve seen so far! 20 days of uptime already, I love it so much!

    August 8, 2013 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
  67. Joey:

    Really happy with this service. .. I just needed to tackle a couple of days with visit peaks per month while the rest of the month I need less than 1Gb VPS and this OverZold saved me a lot of headaches and money. Congrats for a flawless service! Looking forward for more offers

    August 11, 2013 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  68. Stel:

    Hello,
    The VPS offer is no longer available?
    I verifyed and not appear to order! :/

    December 1, 2013 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
  69. CWms:

    NewsFlash NewsFlash:

    Would not recommend, Prometeus.net / IperWeb.com / OverZold.com

    Closed my account and would not even allow me
    to BackUp my account after more than 2-Years of
    paying them with punctuality on time ever time !

    When I mention that I would post to LowEndBox.com
    about it is when they terminated my account from suspended
    to terminated, very NAZI-Like / GOD-Like attitude, STAY AWAY !

    February 14, 2015 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
    • Sagun:

      Thanks for letting us know m8.

      September 22, 2015 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

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