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PREFIBER – €1.95 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Netherlands

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 17, 2011 @ 1:51 pm, by LowEndAdmin
Updated February 2012 — PREFIBER appears to be offline for good. Both other websites that “Tom” was running are still alive though, but this VPS company has certainly bite the dust.

PREFIBER One provider that I have previously missed, and is reminded by emails from Tom their CEO, is Prefiber.nl. It is a Dutch hosting provider that has its VPS services in The Netherlands according to its data facility page. There are actually quite a few good offers floating on WHT that are still working. Take this one for example — use this ordering link to get “VPS Linux #2” for €1.95/month (~USD$2.59).

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 150GB/month data transfer on 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ

I am actually not too sure whether they are indeed using OpenVZ, and which control panel they are deploying. On the offer page posted on November 25th it stated “256MB memory and 512MB swap”, although their blog page posted on the 24th says that the same link is on their OpenVZ platform. Same with their more recent offer — says swap memory in the post, but selling the same OpenVZ package. Someone here might have actually purchased one before — okay to verify the virtualization + control panel?

They do seem to be a reasonably sized company, if they are indeed owning all these servers. They also run Denkers-ICT (dedicated server company) and Gamersway (game-server company) according to Tom’s LinkedIn profile.

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243 Comments

  1. SwordfishBE:

    And if you read this: http://blog.prefiber.nl/ipv6-now-available
    You can have IPv6 if you want it.

    January 17, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
    • Thanks. Nice find.

      January 17, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
    • danefy:

      I was very very disappointed with PREFIBER BAD SERVICE , Do not BUY any VPS from PREFIBER. Good luck!!

      March 4, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  2. marrco:

    there is a thread on LET

    January 17, 2011 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
  3. not clear between openvz or xen -> bad sign

    January 17, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
  4. fred stevens:

    been using it for 2 months now, satisfied user, although the vps is sometimes pretty slow..even with the 512mb (guaranteed)ram i have now

    January 17, 2011 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  5. fred stevens:

    control panel is solusvm btw

    January 17, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
  6. Victor:

    There seems to be a delay with activations, ordered mine a bit less than an hour.
    Hope it works out, the service looks cool!

    January 17, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
  7. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    Maybe their using XenVZ

    January 17, 2011 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  8. Tom:

    They are running openvz, I have mentioned that in there WHT post, but ther owner doesn’t seem to care changing Swap into Burst.

    January 17, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
    • Rudy:

      This has already happened quite a while ago. And about the VAT, you can just send an email before ordering something and it’ll be alright.

      January 17, 2011 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
      • Rudy:

        Excuse me. I thought above was about the website not about the WHT post. I see that the WHT post still says SWAP instead of burst.

        January 18, 2011 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  9. dannix:

    The prices are excl. VAT Tax of 19%.

    January 17, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  10. 19%vat wow

    January 17, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • VAT is 20% here in britain.

      January 17, 2011 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Why so serious?

      Move your business to Lithuania, we have a friendly VAT of 21%.

      January 17, 2011 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
      • No, move to Denmark, even friendlier VAT of 25% :)

        January 17, 2011 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
        • Talking about VAT, notice the recent increase
          DK has always(since 1992) been 25%, highest in EU
          UK previously was just 15% then 17.5% and now its 20%
          Germany previously was just 16% and now its 19%

          I can only expect to see more EU countries increase their VAT in future …

          January 17, 2011 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
        • With all these ever-rising consumption tax, aren’t they worried that the consumers might end up NOT spending thus shrinking the economy?

          January 17, 2011 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
        • @Christian Yes you are correct :)

          @Scotty All countries with recent debt-crisis has increased their VAT by 1% – 2.5%

          List of European VAT rates with notes on recent increase: http://www.tmf-vat.com/vat/eu-vat-rates.html

          January 18, 2011 @ 12:21 am | Reply
    • Christian:

      @NordicVPS
      Sweden, Norway and Hungary has also 25% VAT
      The lowest VAT is in Luxembourg and Cyprus 15%

      January 17, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
      • killdashnine:

        4.5% in Andorra … who wants to make business ?

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra

        With home made water cooling system !

        ;-)

        January 18, 2011 @ 12:34 am | Reply
        • Christian:

          I don’t think Andorra is a member of the EU not even the EEA.

          January 18, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
        • hexel:

          @Christian

          Yes it is, it also uses euro as main currency.

          January 30, 2011 @ 11:57 am | Reply
  11. Benjy:

    I too was confused as to whether it was Xen or OpenVZ, but I saw swap and thought it was Xen so I purchased it.

    Turns out their boxes are OpenVZ but they do plan on having XenHVM servers soon.

    Asked a member of staff for a refund due to the confusion (Xen/OpenVZ) and he said it would be fine, though I’m yet to receive it having requested for the refund on the 30th of December..

    January 17, 2011 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
    • Benjy:

      Refund has been issued – will deal with this company again once they offer Xen.

      January 19, 2011 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  12. john:

    why do we have to pay whatever VAT is?
    Go somewhere else.

    January 17, 2011 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
  13. dannix:

    VAT stands for Value Added Tax, and if address is in Europe you will need to pay it. Not sure about outside of EU

    January 17, 2011 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
    • tux:

      If you live outside of EU VAT tax area, you don’t need pay it.

      January 17, 2011 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  14. Joe Merit:

    Is ipv6 confirmed to be available on these OpenVZ vpses? that blog entry could mean for dedicated servers.

    January 17, 2011 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      No. But I assume that its for all products they offer.
      Nevertheless, I did email them just after I posted that message, but I didn’t get any response yet.
      I hope that isn’t a bad sign.

      January 17, 2011 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      Just got a response from Tom.
      You can ask for as many IPv6 as you need.

      January 17, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
  15. leesong:

    Even outside of EU had to pay this Crap VAT, are you nuts?

    January 17, 2011 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      Contact them with your problem, I’m sure they will refund you the VAT. :)

      January 18, 2011 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  16. IPv6 is possible on all our services, you can also use it with your VPS if you want!

    January 17, 2011 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
  17. Christian:

    I have this plan with them it is OpenVZ and SolusVM is provided.

    January 17, 2011 @ 8:56 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      How is your uptime? I/O? speeds? …

      January 17, 2011 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
  18. Spirit:

    Is this same good ole “netrouting” with 2a00:dd0/32 … as weservit, yisp, etc.. use?

    January 17, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  19. Icarus:

    a lowend 128mb offer would be nice.

    January 17, 2011 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
  20. Joe Merit:

    Has anyone experienced Instant/5minute activation? Its been a few hours here so far.

    January 18, 2011 @ 3:53 am | Reply
    • Be patient :) Its night in Germany and may be your order got caught in some automated fraud check so they need to verify manually before activating the order

      January 18, 2011 @ 4:51 am | Reply
    • As a matter of fact yes it was instant.

      I’ve been using this package since November 2010, no complain so far, Although I/O seems a little slow these past fortnight.

      January 18, 2011 @ 6:18 am | Reply
    • Christian:

      Mine was also instant.

      January 18, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
  21. TheLinuxBug:

    Ordered a server…

    Figured for 3 Euros id give it a shot. It says instant setup, but I am still to receive VPS info.
    I find it weird VAT is charged for non-euro customers. Plus having it not added into the price it raises the price a little at checkout. Whatever you order be prepared to see 19% VAT added. Hopefully the server is setup soon and I will update on how it works out…

    January 18, 2011 @ 6:22 am | Reply
    • TheLinuxBug:

      Still no information at this point… ~2 hours later. So much for instant. Hopefully the server information shows up by the time I get home from work today.

      January 18, 2011 @ 9:32 am | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        I used there “Live Support”, and now my vps is online.
        They told me that are overwhelmed with orders.
        Some problems with IP assignments.

        January 18, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
    • shearerc:

      You’re outside of EU VAT area, saw the (wrong) extra charge, and still went ahead and pay? :)

      January 18, 2011 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
      • Christian:

        Why not it’s only some cents…

        January 18, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
    • TheLinuxBug:

      OK… so.. 7 hours later I get an e-mail stating that there was some issue with ips but my vps should be available. Since this e-mail I have not received any login information for my VPS and like some other have suggested doing, the My Services tab in the client area does include an IP address, but it is not pingable and there is nothing regarding access to the control panel. So after this e-mail I sent Tom an e-mail explaining I still had not received my VPS information and was unable to access the VPS.

      Fast forward…17 hours later..
      There has been no reply to my e-mail (and for those who are curious, they have no support ticket system, only e-mail). I have since sent Tom another e-mail and I am still waiting for a reply at current… I understand they might be overwhelmed with new accounts, but its nice to at least get an e-mail explaining whats going on and why my supposedly INSTANT activation has led to waiting 17 hours. At the moment I am not very impressed with this provider. I hope they start to pick up slack and I receive my information here shortly. It might be important to note that I actually had enough confidence going in that I actually paid for the Quarter and not just one month, I hope this was not the wrong choice.

      January 19, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
      • TheLinuxBug:

        Still no response by e-mail, but I checked my ‘My Services’ again and since I relogged into the client area I now see the control panel login info. Looks like I can setup my server now. Still a little awkward how its setup. We’ll see how things go…

        January 19, 2011 @ 2:18 am | Reply
      • TheLinuxBug:

        So, I have my VPS and I have /dev/tun enabled and I am supposed to have ipv6 addresses. I am having issues figuring out how to setup the ipv6 addresses… if I can’t figure it out here soon I guess I will e-mail support.. Any Ideas?

        As others have said, I/O access is ridiculously slow. Hopefully this is resolved soon.

        My Current Review:
        So far prefiber.nl is rating about 7/10

        A. Activation was not instant (took about 17 hours)
        B. support is all by e-mail and usually takes 3-4Hours + for response at the moment
        C. I/O is pretty slow at current
        D. Need some documentation on how to make use of ipv6
        E. Routes look decent, but I/O lag makes it hard to tell

        January 21, 2011 @ 4:10 am | Reply
  22. sandoz:

    [root@vps1 ~]# 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, 67.5467 seconds, 15.9 MB/s
    [root@vps1 ~]#

    its getting slower and slower :(
    when i signed up around november it was around 65 MB/s

    January 18, 2011 @ 7:57 am | Reply
    • Hey if people stop trying to write out 1GB files again and again to “test performance”, everyone else might get a better performance for their real world applications :)

      January 18, 2011 @ 10:56 am | Reply
      • Tom:

        I have a decicated with netbook 2.5 5400 rpm drives in software raid 1 and that server generated 35MB/s for 1GB file, so when a hardware raid VPS node has 15MB/s on that fine it’s clearly oversold to top.

        January 18, 2011 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
        • TheLinuxBug:

          Jan 22, 2011 @ 9:24AM EST

          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, 168.587 s, 6.4 MB/s

          still no improvements…

          January 22, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
    • TheLinuxBug:

      Jan 21, 2011 @ 12:33AM EST

      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, 175.116 s, 6.1 MB/s

      and you thought 15.9MB/s was bad….

      January 21, 2011 @ 5:34 am | Reply
  23. inoyou:

    any experience with their server?

    January 18, 2011 @ 8:09 am | Reply
  24. Joe Merit:

    I found that a setup email isnt actually sent out. You just go into the client website
    and go into the My Services section and click on the button beside the listing for your vps.

    Here you get a link to the control panel (solusVM) and I needed to login and build my vps
    before being able to use it.

    January 18, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
  25. Joe Merit:

    I am a little worried about how slow disk access is on the VPS. As previous postings have mentioned
    it is simply not good. I think to be fair we should give the admin some time to fix the problem before
    declaring it a bad VPS provider ;0

    January 18, 2011 @ 12:18 pm | Reply
    • Rudy:

      For the last couple of days our amount of orders are much more then expected. This can cause low disc performance for some. We’re currently setting up extra nodes to transfer vps’es to. For our end-customers nothing will change except the performance (which are expected to go up).

      I hope this will clear any inconvenience

      January 18, 2011 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        Good news!
        Because just installing a few things, fakes a long time now.

        January 18, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
  26. SwordfishBE:

    2x Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2218 HE @ 2600Mhz

    dedi20:~# ./vzfree 
                 Total     Used     Free
    Kernel:   2048.00M    1.83M 2046.17M
    Allocate:  512.00M   33.56M  478.44M (256M Guaranteed)
    Commit:    256.00M   25.40M  230.60M (70.2% of Allocated)
    Swap:                 0.00M          (0.0% of Committed)
    
    --2011-01-18 15:25:25--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[=================================================>] 104,857,600 23.5M/s   in 4.1s    
    
    2011-01-18 15:25:30 (24.6 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    vps feels sluggish, in all likelihood everyone is setting up there vps.
    
    January 18, 2011 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
  27. fred:

    i have been running a shoutcast service for some time, the last week it wasn’t able to run decent…time outs, disconnects. Right it seems better

    January 18, 2011 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  28. Pablo:

    Echoing everyone else’s comments. Registered last night, did not receive an instant confirmation but sent an email to support (not possible to submit a ticket through the website) and was assigned an IP within minutes. I/O seems very slow all day today, updating the linux distro takes ages and iostat shows 50% idle, 50% wait. Contacted online support and Rudy explained that they are overwhelmed with new accounts, but they are expanding to more nodes. No ETA on normalization, though, so we’ll see what happens.

    January 18, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
    • Pablo:

      Forgot to say, at this point the VPS is almost unusable; ssh takes ages to connect and even a simple directory listing on an empty directory takes a few seconds to complete.

      January 18, 2011 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
      • fred:

        same here, wish i didn’t tell tom to mail lowendbox…unworkable atm

        January 18, 2011 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  29. Bart:

    Where can I find the AUP & TOS?

    January 18, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Rudy:

      Our AUP & TOS is currently made and will be available soon. For specific questions you may contact our livesupport or send an email to support@prefiber.nl and we’ll get back to you.

      January 18, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
      • fred:

        rudy, can you please answer my support requests? some fairly simple questions

        January 19, 2011 @ 7:47 am | Reply
  30. Hulk:

    I signed up and paid yesterday, and I haven’t been contacted since. Still waiting…

    January 18, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Pablo:

      Hi Hulk,
      Same thing happened to me, did you e-mail support@prefiber.nl? They were having issues with the auto-assigning of IPs, once I e-mailed them I got the access within minutes.

      January 18, 2011 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
      • Hulk:

        Thanks for the tip Pablo, I will email them.

        January 18, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
  31. Lawrie:

    My three vps are currently down whilst they move them to new nodes. Apparently their first node that I was on is overloaded and giving issues.
    I hope they sort the load balancing out because initially I was very pleased with the performance.

    January 18, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
  32. I don’t think it is good when a provider goes over their capacity to get more clients, and they only get more servers after to cover the amount of orders.

    January 19, 2011 @ 2:43 am | Reply
  33. fred:

    i am not getting any response the last weeks on support@prefiber.nl, i don’t know why

    January 19, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  34. Pablo:

    My VPS is back up now after being brought down without a notice, and performance is much more reasonable. I wouldn’t call it top-notch, but very usable.

    January 19, 2011 @ 10:13 am | Reply
  35. c:

    You prefiber guys should provide clients.prefiber.nl over HTTPS. Otherwise anyone on the routes can get our vps information.

    January 19, 2011 @ 11:48 am | Reply
  36. c:

    Also, prefiber should provide the LTS versions for ubuntu. Otherwise we need to do migration every 1-2 years.

    January 19, 2011 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
    • Rudy:

      This is a really good suggestion! We just added Arch Linux to our templates due to a request. But Ubuntu LTS versions should be added in our templates as well. I’ll take a look at it. Thanks!

      January 19, 2011 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
  37. Rudy:

    I’ve added the LTS versions to our templates. It’s now available

    January 19, 2011 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
  38. bob:

    Any test IP?
    Does anybody knows when they’ll start their Xen offers?

    Thanks :)

    January 19, 2011 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  39. Joe Merit:

    I am a lot happier with the VPS performance now. It seems reasonably good.

    only problem now is there is no way to open support tickets. I emailed support@prefiber.nl
    yesterday morning and have yet to get a response. Although I think they may just be busy
    trying to fix the performance problems and getting people activated before they deal with my
    request.

    January 19, 2011 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
    • fred:

      you are unfortunately not the only one..

      January 20, 2011 @ 10:23 am | Reply
      • Rudy:

        I searched for your email but I think they got lost somewhere in the middle of everything. May I ask you both to send them again to support@prefiber.nl ?

        January 20, 2011 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
        • fred:

          i send them several times, we asked at twitter also(memory expansion for our vps)

          January 20, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          It seems the only communication channel with Prefiber is this site.

          Prefiber doesn’t reply support or billing e-mails. Yesterday my VPS, paid anually and running nothing, 100% idle, was terminated by Prefiber without any reason and I didn’t receive any reply from my e-mails until now.

          January 20, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  40. c:

    you tow are unfortunately not the only tow..

    January 20, 2011 @ 11:04 am | Reply
  41. Justin:

    *** BUYER BEWARE ***

    I am very dissatisfied with Prefiber. I signed up two days ago, and just cancelled subscription today.

    First off, they advertise that your VPS will be ready in 5 minutes… took 6 hours to get mine; not to mention, I was never emailed my login info, had to find it in client panel.

    Customer support seems to be very sporadic, sometimes answering less then a minute after an email, and sometimes never answering at all. Also, they never got back to me on either of the things I originally brought up in my support ticket.

    I would recommend you keep looking, as there are better deals out there, with companies willing to work to keep your business.

    January 20, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  42. Mario:

    I ordered the VPS above, with 5 minutes instant activation. One hour later it is still not activated.

    January 20, 2011 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  43. bob:

    Did send a mail asking then some questions about their offer / datacenter / privacy policy few days ago… still have no reply…

    Weird!

    January 20, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  44. Joe Merit:

    Was anyone successful at getting ipv6 up and running with the native ipv6
    that prefiber offers?

    January 20, 2011 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
    • TheLinuxBug:

      As I posted above, I have not yet been able to figure out how to get it working. Hopefully someone here has a suggestion.. otherwise someones going to have to send an e-mail to support :)

      January 21, 2011 @ 4:12 am | Reply
      • TheLinuxBug:

        From what I can find it does not seem like its configured correctly to be able to work in openvz. I moved on and just setup a tunnel to he.net since I already had /dev/tun enabled. I am going to e-mail support and look into this a bit more, it would be nice to have native ipv6 addresses.

        January 21, 2011 @ 5:04 am | Reply
  45. Instant Activation is working again. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, had quite a busy week due all the new orders. We’re fixing the last activations and tickets as I type this.

    If you want to contact use please use LOWENDBOX at the start of the subject of your email, we’ll give it a higher priority then.

    January 21, 2011 @ 11:26 am | Reply
  46. Anybody has IPv6 working yet ?

    January 21, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
    • I have sent a ticket about IPv6 on 21.01, no response so far.
      Anyone has IPv6 running ?

      January 25, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  47. Joe Merit:

    I’ve had them assign some IPV6 addresses (they show up in SolusVM) to my vps but I cant get them to work, I can get the ipv6 addresses bound to the network interface (venet0) and the gateway and everything appear to be set correctly but cant ping or traceroute to any ipv6 hosts (like ipv6.google.com )

    not sure what to try next, I feel the problem probably lies with the node not being correctly configured for ipv6 but I cant be sure…

    January 21, 2011 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
    • c:

      Did not try ipv6 before but have you tried the ipv6 version of traceroute and ping?

      January 21, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
  48. bob:

    Wow, they answered :)

    Thinking I’ll give them a try even if Francisco’s story is a bit scaring… Any update on this Francisco?

    January 21, 2011 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      I didn’t receive any answer from Prefiber.

      The VPS was to be used as secondary DNS but I moved the service days ago to other provider as Prefiber is not dependable. The VPS is running without load for several days and then was terminated without any explanation. I think it was terminated by mistake but the lack of any answer/action by Prefiber after the fact speaks a lot about this company.

      WHM screenshot:

      http://img407.imageshack.us/i/prefiber.jpg/

      January 21, 2011 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
  49. bob:

    And they didn’t send you a refund and/or the reason for this cancellation?

    January 21, 2011 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      I just received this e-mail from Prefiber:

      Dear Francisco,

      This was due a cronjob which was badly configured. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

      I rebuilded you a new vps which most likely has a new IP. I don’t have the authorization to deal with billing and such. This will be fixed later on.

      I hope this eases the problem a little untill my colleague reads this.

      With best regards,

      Rudy Nutbeij

      January 22, 2011 @ 1:28 am | Reply
  50. It seems 5 minutes activation not working yet :(
    (Order Number: 2558631746)

    January 21, 2011 @ 10:39 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Did you check the control panel? I didn’t receive an activation e-mail but the control panel listed the IP. Maybe you will need to install the OS too.

      January 22, 2011 @ 10:24 am | Reply
      • Francisco:

        PS: control panel = WHM control panel -> client area (my services).

        January 22, 2011 @ 10:27 am | Reply
        • Checked of course )
          All is fine now after emailing to support. Seems working fast for 2 EUR server, will perform some tests. Link to my site for testing on this server http://mike.pp.ua

          January 22, 2011 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
  51. Hmm…instant activation isn’t working….I kept refreshing my services and its been half an hour..no emails, no login info? And I was charged VAT when I live in the US…so how do I get that refunded?

    January 22, 2011 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  52. Mario:

    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, 21.7879 s, 49.3 MB/s

    January 22, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  53. Bart:

    I am sooo disappointed right now.

    I really wanted give Prefiber 3rd and 4rth and more chances to prove they are worth of hosting.
    I really understand you are new business, you have many problems and limited resources.
    But what is happening right now is just a joke.
    So starting point:

    Instant activation: On 7 servers I have, 3 times it didn’t worked. I was told there is problem with IPs.
    24/7 support and sales do not exist. Sometimes response time is 12 hours, sometimes 24. It depends when somebody is around. Tom seems to work 16 hours a day to make this business working but thats not 24/7 what website states.
    All together 4-5 emails that I send to Prefiber were completely ignored. I was promised Windows VPS from them. I sent few emails, have been on Live Chat 3 times inquiring about it. I was 2 times promised it will be ready in 1 hour. It have been week already, no Windows VPS.
    I have many short downtimes during the day. My clients reported 6 hour downtime yesterday, second time in last week. Today I had downtime as well for 1 hour or so. I cant login to VPS Control Panel (timeout connection) so I cant restart server to check if that helps. My clients cant even login to Cpanel as connection is to slow.
    I already lost 3 clients out of 25 hosted on Prefiber servers since 2 weeks.
    I hope that this will be a wake up call for you Prefiber. I know you are saying you are new company and you have got many orders last few days, but that is not explanation at all. I am so sad that I have to move next month as I was hoping for good quality of service. I didn’t really expected server load of 3-6, and crazy downtimes.

    I really didn’t want to post this, but you simply don’t give me a choice, as I am desperate to make things working.

    January 22, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
    • fred:

      i am having the same issues….although i am not hosting cutomers on it. Last night the load went as high as 10. VPS and solusvm were completely unreachable. I hope it will be solved, as i was a satisfied customer, until all the new clients came

      January 23, 2011 @ 9:24 am | Reply
    • Francisco:

      It is the very old “you get what you have paid for”. I think you and your customers should expect outages, sluggish performance and slow support from a VPS costing less than 2 euros for 30GB disk space, 256/512MB RAM, 150GB bw. IMO someone wanting to offer services to customers MUST test himself the services for some time BEFORE selling these services. Blaming the provider is just an excuse for losing customers is a poor excuse for a bad selection work of provider. Just take a look at the last 30 days of Prefiber:

      http://i55.tinypic.com/t6dwuw.jpg

      How you didn’t notice that there is something going wrong until your customers left? Sorry for the harsh post but you should blame yourself for the bad choice and troubles it caused to your customers.

      January 23, 2011 @ 9:51 am | Reply
      • fred:

        like i said, the service was fast and good before their offers were posted here on lowendbox. After that the vps got very slow. right now its pretty ok again. I hope it will get solved soon

        January 23, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
        • Yea, seem like they (too) got caught in the fortune and curse of being featured on LEB :) ..

          January 24, 2011 @ 5:02 am | Reply
  54. Test results http://loadimpact.com/view-test.php?testlogid=360984 for mike.pp.ua
    not bad for drupal website! I like this results
    Same site but on virtual hosting http://loadimpact.com/view-test.php?testlogid=360986 to compare

    January 22, 2011 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      I think it is unfair as you are comparing load from Stockholm.

      January 22, 2011 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
      • Francisco:

        How compare ukraine.com.ua against this:

        http://i55.tinypic.com/t6dwuw.jpg

        January 22, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
        • BTW I asked my friends to open old and new site in browser (sites have different domains now) and write their subjective opinion. 4 from 5 decidet hat new server is faster. And 1 think it is same (all this friends live in Ukraine).

          Also, ping to ukr provider is 25 ms and 65 ms to this. It is more than 2x times difference, but… It is not online game and this latency is good enough for my photo site.

          256K memory is not too much for apache+mysql but it is more than enough with nginx for static and apache for dynamic content

          January 22, 2011 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
      • Why is it unfair. Its a NL server and stockholm would one of the best places to test.

        January 22, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
        • * would be one of the best places to test.

          January 22, 2011 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          Why? The site’s visitors live in Stockholm? :-)

          I said it is unfair because Mike is comparing the NL VPS with a provider in Ukraine and the connectivity between Sweeden and Ukraine is not that good. I have a server hosted in the world’s famous Pionen White Mountains data center (Stockholm) and I can’t use it to serve pages to Ukraine as the latency is high. I did test a VPS from GleSys (Stockholm) and the latency is also high.

          January 22, 2011 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
      • It is fair because i’m not comparing pings. I just compare server responcitivity and abilities to handle many requests per second. It is 10-20 seconds per request during 20-30 concurent connetcions to ukraine hosting server. And about 1 second to this server. And distance can’t be a reason of such difference )

        January 22, 2011 @ 10:53 pm | Reply
        • Francisco:

          The question is connectivity, not geographic distance. If you are using a network and the server across the street is connected to another network, you are close to the server but the peering between the networks can be on another continent. Simple like that.

          BTW I’m visiting your “old” site and the pages load immediatelly. Very fast. And I’m not exactly near Ukraine. :-)

          January 22, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
  55. Jason:

    The company is running by Tom Denkers and Rudy Nutbeij. Look for them at Facebook, they look like students. If they are, then it explains the poor support.

    January 23, 2011 @ 9:37 am | Reply
    • Facebook was running by students also :)

      January 24, 2011 @ 8:48 am | Reply
      • c:

        Yes.. But It is different between fb and vps providers. The clients of facebook are “kids”,while the clients of vps providers are serious people. I mean when using vps, people are much more serious than when using facebook.

        But, student is ok for me. I am not too care about that. I am just saying that comparing with facebook make no sense.

        January 24, 2011 @ 11:34 am | Reply
    • Adam:

      Yea, LEA also annonuced they own Ddenkers-ICT but if he tried order, he would have noticed that part of their business is dead, you can not order anything, all links fails!

      Regarding their collection of DELL servers – you can get pretty cheap deals from DELL, especially on their R210 servers, below $1000 pr server.

      Lets hope they can manage the load and traffic provided by LEB :)

      January 25, 2011 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
    • hexel:

      http://blog.prefiber.nl/new-dell-r210s-arrived

      They have their own hardware that’s more then enough to prove that they’re better then some other VPS company’s that rent servers and split into VPS, this result in a poor support when some problem happends.

      January 30, 2011 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
      • All webhosts should own there own hardware they asking for problems otherwise

        January 30, 2011 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
  56. Dear Jason,

    I’m an intern of Tom . I’m doing the best I can since. I am indeed a student, working 50 hours / week right now.

    But Tom isn’t, he doesn’t study. It’s his company and dedicates every minute he has to it while teaching me how to deal with it as well.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Also regarding privacy I prefer NOT to see my surname here. If I’d wanted to I’d fill it into the namefield myself the first place.

    January 24, 2011 @ 10:41 am | Reply
  57. Jorge:

    That’s true, that’s too much personal how he said… If you don’t like them Jason, you musn’t say who are they, if someone want to know it, they will search or can email you…

    January 24, 2011 @ 11:04 am | Reply
  58. sander:

    apparently there were some users that caused extreme load on the node i am on.
    They have been suspended, and now everything seems fine again:
    top – 15:11:24 up 14:11, 2 users, load average: 0.09, 0.05, 0.06
    vps is fast again

    January 25, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Coud you please explain how “apparently some users” “have been suspended”? If someone was suspended then it is not apparently users.

      BTW where did you find this information?

      According to Prefiber post at WHT “We did expanded last week our cluster with new hardware, all our VPS services should be fast again.”

      January 25, 2011 @ 2:42 pm | Reply
  59. Hello Francisco,

    We did both. We migrated vps’es and suspended some users which were causing problems for the rest.
    Sander probably got that info from an email I probably send him (since I did send somebody that information today).

    Best regards,

    January 25, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  60. Jannes:

    *** WARNING ***

    The ip-range of prefiber-vps is on te blacklist (spamhaus)!

    Ref: SBL102246
    178.239.57.0/24 is listed on the Spamhaus Block List (SBL)

    25-Jan-2011 02:27 GMT | SR04
    pharmacyrxone.com and other spam/crime hosting

    178.239.57.22 pharmacyrxone.com

    January 25, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
  61. Achtung!!!
    My server appears in USA now but i don’t want VPS in USA. I payed for VPS in Netherlands and delay of 165 ms is not good for me. (and server was in Europe 2 days ago for sure)
    Used this tool to discover server location http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/visual-tracert/
    IP of my prefiber’s server is 178.239.56.196

    January 27, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  62. The IP is registered to Netrouting in Holland so I am sure your VPS is located in Holland :)

    I think the routing and location update is delayed in the IP registry ?

    Do you still have 165ms ? I get 30ms from Denmark thats normal avg. to Germany/Netherlands

    January 27, 2011 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
    • 120 ms now. May be something with routing.. but strange why this tool showed Sanfrancisco even when i tried to check it from USA server….

      January 28, 2011 @ 7:21 am | Reply
      • hexel:

        THAT’S because when you tracert that IP from yougotsignal.com you’re tracing the route from THEIR datacenter to your PREFIBER box.

        When you try to access a IP adress you’re redirected to few locations that redirect to ther locations before you reach your destination. That’s how internet works.

        Install a tracert tool on your PC to test your own internet access route to that destination. If you’re having issues then call your ISP.

        January 30, 2011 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
  63. jurgen:

    Using the vps as a mailserver is nogo. Hotmail rejects the mail because the hole iprange is blacklisted. Probably Prefiber doesn’t anything to solve this.

    Heavy users will be suspended but the Viagra site still works (which causes the blacklist). That makes the difference between amateurs/hobbyists and professionals.

    January 28, 2011 @ 6:49 am | Reply
    • Dear Jurgen,

      Have you tried contacting support about this? Because if you did you’d know that our provider is busy fixing it.

      If the Viagra site still works (which I doubt but there could be a 2nd one easily), do you mind sending us the IP of that server so we can check that out ourselves.

      Best regards,

      January 28, 2011 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      I don’t think you can blame a host for NOT breaching your privacy.
      How can they know if there are viagra sellers if no one reports such sites?

      February 1, 2011 @ 9:59 am | Reply
  64. c:

    Seems the IO on my box is now really bad. It have been 2 hours. And I cannot log into http://vps.uxw.nl/login.php. username is vmuser198

    And I cannot find a place to submit a ticket. I am unable to post a ticket here: http://clients.prefiber.nl/submitticket.php

    lowendbox is the only place I can submit a “ticket”.

    February 1, 2011 @ 5:09 am | Reply
    • Dear C,

      Seems that we had a load of 40 for a bit more then one hour tonight. We’re looking where that strange raise came from. It should be alright now though. Also I recommend you to mail your issue’s to support@prefiber.nl since that’s the place where we deal with support. I hope you understand.

      Best regards,

      February 1, 2011 @ 9:20 am | Reply
  65. Server is very slow all time today. Can’t even work with it trough SSH. And no answer to email to support@prefiber.nl (sent it at morning)
    Guys, you must have some way to monitor CPU and IO usage of your VPS-clients. It has no sence to use your service if it always down :(

    February 4, 2011 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      They told me they are performing some ‘proceedings’ to the servers today.

      February 4, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  66. fred:

    everything is working great again after new vps nodes have been added :)

    February 7, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
  67. Dre:

    I’ve ordered a VPS and it was online within a few hours. Although that’s not ‘instant’ you wont hear me complain, it’s only 1,95 a month!

    Performance has been great until now, and installation / configuration was easy. I had a problem with installing the TUN adapter needed for openVPN, but that is a common problem with VPS systems. I send them an e-mail and got a reply within an hour and it’s fixed. Great service!

    February 9, 2011 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  68. c:

    seems I had a IO or some other problem 1:25 AM +8 today, and this problem lasted about 8 mins.

    February 11, 2011 @ 12:20 am | Reply
  69. Kevin Baxter:

    Ordered a VPS from them last month, STILL NOT SETUP.

    Dear Kevin Baxter,
    This is a payment receipt for Invoice 370 sent on 20/01/2011
    VPS Linux #1 (20/01/2011 – 19/02/2011)
    IP adresses: No extra IP’s
    Supportplan: No support plan €1.95EUR

    Again got another invoice today, for a service that HAS NOT EVEN BEEN SET UP. Is this a joke? Sent them two emails, no response. Guess they just forgot about me. SHAME !!!

    February 14, 2011 @ 2:07 am | Reply
  70. Joao:

    Ordered a VPS Promo #2 yesterday and specifically asked for debian installation then i got a centOS one! Sent 3 emails to them and no reply till now… Wonder why.

    February 14, 2011 @ 1:40 pm | Reply
    • Joao:

      Also, should we get a way to change the OS without have to ask for it?

      February 14, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  71. Joao:

    Everything seems to be fixed! :)

    February 14, 2011 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  72. Alex:

    I purchased a VPS about an hour ago, and its IP address is still listed as 0.0.0.0 despite the status being “active.” As others have said, it looks like it’s not exactly instant. It’s also a little disconcerting that on some of the pages, the “Contact” link leads to a 404 and the layout is broken.

    Oh well, for $3/month I’ll give them a day or so to straighten things out before I file a dispute with Paypal.

    February 14, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
  73. Alex:

    And one last thing: After signing up they sent me a confirmation email, which contained my password. Not only is it a terrible idea to email passwords in plaintext, the fact that they could email it to me at all shows that they store our passwords in plaintext. If they ever get hacked, your named, email, and password will be exposed, so don’t use your prefiber password on any other sites!

    February 14, 2011 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
    • WordPress works that way too but doesnt store your passwords on plaintext

      February 16, 2011 @ 1:50 am | Reply
    • Even I send out new user passwords in plain text. How else are they going to be sent via email? First thing you should be doing is changing it anyway.

      February 25, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
      • Alex:

        Well, ideally they wouldn’t send passwords through email at all. Displaying it on a TLS secured webpage would be a much better option, which brings me to my second point: As far as I can tell, *none* of the pages on prefiber are TLS secured including my account page and control panel for my vps instance. I hope none of you are accessing these pages over public wifi!

        February 25, 2011 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
        • Agreed on the secure pages but every host and provider does it this way. How else are you going to get your password to log in the first time? Please point at a single provider that doesn’t email a client their password.

          You don’t work for Network Solutions, do you?

          February 26, 2011 @ 1:48 am | Reply
        • Alex:

          I’m not sure of any hosting providers that do this, but here are two better options:

          1) When the VPS is ready, send an email to the user saying that his VPS is ready for use, and that he can log into his web account to retrieve his VPS credentials.
          2) Have the user set the root password himself when signing up for a VPS, then send the user an email when the VPS is ready.

          The chance of a malicious user intercepting the email is probably pretty low, but why risk it when there are better options?

          February 27, 2011 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
  74. It seems this forum is only one possible way to get answer ASAP
    Now i have no space on VPS

    mib@bb:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/simfs 15G 3.0G 0 100% /

    So, it means that I used 3Gm quote is 15G but 0G available on host server. It is very common trouble for OpenVZ :( And nothing will work without free space, so server will be down now.

    February 15, 2011 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      It is called: overselling :)
      Same here!

      February 15, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
      • And problem is not solved yet! FUUUUUUUUCK

        February 16, 2011 @ 7:18 am | Reply
    • Noticed they decreased quota but it not help!

      mib@bb:~$ df -h
      Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/simfs 14G 3.0G 0 100% /

      February 16, 2011 @ 10:20 am | Reply
  75. c:

    Seems not solved yet

    February 16, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  76. I’ve been trying to contact them for over a month now. I live in the U.S and they are charging me 19% VAT! They won’t respond to emails, their support is never online, and WA% are ALWAYS thru the roof!

    Oversold, No Support, Charging VAT when their not supposed to. Definitely STAY AWAY!! Read other peoples comments, save yourself the headache.

    February 18, 2011 @ 2:56 am | Reply
  77. Dave:

    They say the have IPv6 but you need to ask for it. After asking the first time they say they have assigned a few IP’s. I checked and have none. I asked multiple times. After several attempts, finally they say they ran out and have requested new.

    Asked for reverse DNS multiple times. At first they say they configured it. I check and it does not work. I ask again and again. Finally they say the need to configure a new DNS server. But a week later, still no luck.

    If these guys would only respond to your mails within 48 hours and be honest, I’d be happy. It’s cheap but you do get what you pay for.

    February 20, 2011 @ 8:39 am | Reply
  78. TheLinuxBug:

    Seems over the past 2 days they server I have been put on is totally fucked, I am about to e-mail support, but it seems like either system resources are totally overused or something fisy is going on. Every few hours it goes down (but not really) I get disconnected from ssh, then when I reconnect I am told:

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY!
    Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
    It is also possible that the RSA host key has just been changed.
    The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is

    and even though it will answer my connection and give me a password prompt it wont accept my password and let me login. Really fishy. I have even rebooted the VPS, it will let me login and stay up for a short period, then the problem repeats its self.

    Needless to say, not very happy about this situation, I was hoping id give it a day and it would correct its self, but right now the VPS is about useless to me.

    Going to send an e-mail, since there is not ticket system, I will update here when I get an update.

    Anyone else having this issue?

    February 23, 2011 @ 10:54 pm | Reply
    • TheLinuxBug:

      Ok, so I got really pissed with the VPS so I shut it off. I login to my control panel today to not only find its been booted, but THEY CHANGED MY IP ADDRESS. All of this, without replying to my support e-mails or notifying me of any changes. What a crock of BULLSHIT. Please do not waste your money on these guys, stick with one of the better EU options:

      – Vooservers
      – Hostfolks
      – newhost.ro
      – BHost
      – Hostrail

      All of the above are examples of companies who actually give a shit about their customers and their business. You guys at Prefiber could learn a lot from those guys about quality service and support.

      February 26, 2011 @ 12:24 am | Reply
  79. c:

    My vps have been offline for about 7 hours.

    And I emailed their “24/7 email” support@prefiber.nl 4 hours ago. Still no response by now. And my vps is still offline.

    February 25, 2011 @ 9:15 am | Reply
    • phil:

      same here. offline and no response til now

      February 25, 2011 @ 9:21 am | Reply
      • c:

        Someone replied me, and he said he rebooted my vps.

        But in fact, he reinstalled my vps. Yes, REINSTALLED! Now all of my data lost.

        I will keep posting what happened here and also WHT.

        February 25, 2011 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
        • c:
          February 25, 2011 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
        • You’re not really going to get a positive response from WHT. You’re a brand new user over there with no previous posts and they’ll just think you’re posting as a sock puppet and/or a competitor.

          February 25, 2011 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
        • It seems you are not only one. My VPS is offline and “disappeared” from the vpspanel. I think my data is lost.

          February 25, 2011 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
  80. Spo0lsh:

    IRC is allowed?

    February 25, 2011 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
  81. Mario:

    My vps is offline and “disappeared” from the vpspanel. I have the vps now for about 5 weeks and had several problems.

    February 25, 2011 @ 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Same for me!
      Alot of problems… and finally no VPS at all.
      FUCKING service!

      February 25, 2011 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
  82. Damn! They “rebooted” my VPS and SSH key changed, all data lost!

    ==== SATY AWARE FROM PREFIBER ====

    February 25, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
    • Got no answer about posibility to restore my data and refund for total period.

      February 26, 2011 @ 9:53 am | Reply
  83. c:

    Everyone here should go to WHT to show your experience.

    February 26, 2011 @ 4:21 am | Reply
  84. Everyone who is experiencing problems, please send a email to support@prefiber.nl . All VPS customers who were hosted on NODE02 should have already an email with explanation and compensation from us. Refund is possible, just contact us.

    February 26, 2011 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
  85. fred:

    and for somegood news: still very satisfied with their VPS, no problem whatsoever

    February 28, 2011 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
  86. Alex:

    For the last few days I’ve been battling a nearly unresponsive VPS, but, today, it’s finally come to a head. Simply saving a small css file in vi is taking upwards of 2 minutes, and my load average keeps creeping up over 3.00, even though I’m not running anything CPU intensive.

    Take a look at this. 17 seconds to create an empty file:

    beala@superfly:~$ time touch test

    real 0m17.674s
    user 0m0.002s
    sys 0m0.004s

    Ouch.

    I sent an email to support, but I have a feeling I won’t be using Prefiber’s services for long.

    March 1, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
    • Alex:

      Update: They got back to me earlier today (~24hrs since contacting them) and they claimed to have fixed the problem. The performance is definitely better, but still quite poor. For example, the %iowait is 20.22%. Arg.

      March 3, 2011 @ 4:12 am | Reply
      • Alex:

        Update: After supposedly fixing my box, I sent another email informing them that my iowait was still quite high. It’s now been two days and they haven’t responded to my second email. And now my load average is high again. All it’s running is a nginx server that gets about one hit per day, but it’s maintaining a 0.3-0.5 load average.

        I just sent in my cancellation request. I would not recommend this company.

        March 4, 2011 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  87. Warwick:

    Had a VM there for just over a month, wanted to test IPV6 but they can’t get IPV6 working on their network.

    Then for the last week my VM has been down, no answer via email to support no answer on their phone lines.

    Whats going on not very good…..

    March 4, 2011 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
  88. Coolmax:
    coolmax@coolmax:~$ df -h
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/simfs             11G  3.5G     0 100% /
    none                  256M  4.0K  256M   1% /dev
    

    Despite I should have 30 GB of space available.

    March 19, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
    • Warwick:

      Same problem, reported it to support got a reply stating that they are working on it.

      March 20, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
      • WantedWorkingVPS:

        This seems to have been fixed on my box, took around 48 hours to fully correct. So I can at least say that PreFiber did address the issue. Doesn’t give me a huge amount of confidence though.

        March 22, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
  89. WantedWorkingVPS:

    I’m having the same problem as Coolmax. And no response from PreFiber.

    So far I’m going to give these guys the thumbs down. You get what you pay for I guess.

    March 20, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  90. Joe Merit:

    Wow, these guys should be de-listed permanently from this site. I just got an email from them offering me a 1 euro credit per review given. It even suggests a few sites where I should post these reviews. such as WHT.

    It says to post a review and then notify them of where it is for verification and then they will credit the 1 euro.

    shameful!

    April 5, 2011 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
    • Not as if what’s above would give people a reason to stop and think about it.

      Most hosts, including myself, give credits for a publicly posted review. I no longer suggest to folks that they do it (Fran isn’t the only one here short on stock 99% of the time.) but it still happens from time to time. The offer is in my welcoming email but I don’t email offers of such.

      April 5, 2011 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
  91. Andreas Bauer:

    Well this is an unpaiud review, and a negative one to boot.

    I have been customer for only a few weeks beginning of this year. In mid-feb one night my VPS just disappeared, all data lost. The following e-mail exchange was “funny”, with them suggesting how to install the server again and what software to use (I am an IT professional, thats why I say that it is funny).

    I would be stupid to keep working with a company where it just happens now and then that your whole server disappears over night and you find a different box occupying “your” IP address the next morning.

    NO refund has been received for more than 6 weeks now.

    April 6, 2011 @ 4:27 am | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Same problem here: some day another vps box occupied my IP address and the vps was also slow as hell (the connection speed).
      Also, the box kept loosing connection to the internet and could not resolve hostnames. I went away as fast as I could after my first month.

      May 24, 2011 @ 7:41 am | Reply
      • Change your resolvers to these should be faster then

        109.169.24.108
        109.169.24.109

        May 24, 2011 @ 9:50 am | Reply
  92. Tom:

    Prefiber is not asking about a positive review, they only ask to PLACE a review, no matter what.. People are normally not placing reviews, they tried to let people place a review. It’s also explained in the email you got from them about this..

    April 6, 2011 @ 8:54 am | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      If your comment is negative, Prefiber emails you asking to deleted or modify your entry. They did so with me.

      April 6, 2011 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
      • What company wouldn’t ask. No hosting company likes bad reviews.

        April 6, 2011 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  93. Tom:

    “We friendly want to ask you to write down your experience with prefiber and share it with other clients on the internet. Experiences from customers are helping us to improve our services and make our products better. Because writing down your experience with prefiber is taking some minutes we will reward you with EUR 1,00 credit back. To earn your EUR 1,00 please write down your experience on one of the following sites”

    Is what PREFIBER mailed me, so no one is asking about a positive or negative review, they only want reviews to make there services better.

    April 6, 2011 @ 8:58 am | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      If this is the case then they can ask people to email reviews directly to them
      or tell people to open tickets and submit reviews to them this way.

      What they are interested in doing is paying people to advertise for them. It has
      nothing to do with making their service better.

      April 7, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  94. Mario:

    Funny: 10GB of diskspace “disappeared”

    root@vps2:~# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/simfs 30G 386M 19G 2% /

    April 6, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
    • That means the host node is running out of disk space.

      April 6, 2011 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
      • Rudy Nutbeij:

        That is true, we are busy fixing it. We have received tickets about this occurance as well.

        April 6, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  95. fred:

    still very happy with prefiber
    still at times the load is higher, but we will be moved to the new nodes
    at no charge they activated the backup option for me
    AND ipv6 is working, without me doing anything, great service
    no complaints from me

    April 7, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      It seems like you just earned EUR 1,00. Congrats man!

      April 7, 2011 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
  96. fred:

    whys that? i just post my experience, and for a change its a good one

    April 8, 2011 @ 7:39 am | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      Sure!, If you’re opinion is good. You should tell that.
      However, IPv6 only works recently, on my vps it never worked, until now.
      After that ‘weird’ incident of an entire node that is reinstalled (all data gone), my trust in them is gone.
      Didn’t always get the answer from support, that I expected.
      But thats all my opinion, like you can have yours.
      However, paying 1 euro for a (positive?) review, is a little to much.
      Maybe I can ask that same 1 euro reward for my sucky and negative review :)

      April 8, 2011 @ 10:12 am | Reply
  97. Phischi:

    I’ve to share my opinion again: after loosing all mt data two month ago I’ve got a new problem for 4 days now.

    Can’t use mt vps anymore because the fingerprint of the vps changes every half an hour or so.

    The support wrote me two days ago that they found the problem and will solve it but till now nothing happened and the support isn’t responding anymore.

    I think for me that’s it. Done with prefiber!!!!

    April 17, 2011 @ 7:33 am | Reply
    • phischi:

      they fixed it but took very long.
      looked like I had got a problem with my mailserver too so they couldn´t reach me.

      so back online…

      April 19, 2011 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
  98. Jsecae:

    PREFIBER is a scam, I pay for a VPS a week ago, I received information from a nonexistent server and they do not answer my emails.

    July 4, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  99. SmackYourSelf:

    All the comments above didn’t lead you to believe that it wasn’t a good idea to buy from them? Are you blind? You are more likely to squeeze water out of a pile of shit than get good service from these guys.

    July 7, 2011 @ 7:31 am | Reply
  100. dane:

    why is my ip 0.0.0.0 can someone help me with this?

    July 10, 2011 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
  101. I find it very odd after reading this whole thread that people are still ordering, perhaps they are ordering first them coming here to comment, I dunno… makes no sense.

    I did LOL at the comment that said find a decent hist like “Hotrail” :)

    July 15, 2011 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
    • First we have the LEB “Up” curse. Now I think we have the First Law of LEB’s:

      Folks, you blew off nearly a thousand comments telling you that these folks had problems. Stop blaming the company for your own dumb ass actions. (So much for being good.) You’re the ones who believed them and gave them money when others told you that they didn’t have a clue.

      November 9, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
  102. fuckFuck:

    not to take this company, still have some problems, the support does not answer, so useless waste of money!!

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  103. Angel Velasquez:

    Prefiber is a crappy company, I have two weeks insisting to Tom Denkers or Rudy whatsoever to their email .. they didn’t replied me, i’ve cancelled the service I hope they will refund back all my money, or I swear for the love of god I will travel to the netherlands and claim my money back on their office personally

    August 8, 2011 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  104. Bird:

    They have SICK I/O.

    [root@vps ~]# 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, 72.7255 seconds, 14.8 MB/s
    October 20, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
  105. sanderr:

    this provider can be added to the dead pool
    vps is dead for a week now

    November 9, 2011 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
  106. Seems that there is a big thread on WHT about them being deadpool?

    Francisco

    November 9, 2011 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  107. sandoz:

    he didn’t just order, that post is from february
    the vps was running great, but apparently they didn’t pay the bill anymore…sad

    November 10, 2011 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
  108. fred:

    prefiber is backup since 2 weeks
    harddisk failure was the cause

    December 6, 2011 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  109. I signed up with them on 28 November 2010, had several glitches along the way, but still yet am a stupid loyal customer :), and the result as of a couple of minutes ago, still acceptable.

    [root@dedi20 /]# dd bs=1M count=512 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 13.5873 seconds, 39.5 MB/s
    
    [root@dedi20 /]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 26.1799 seconds, 1.3 MB/s
    
    [root@dedi20 /]# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2011-12-06 15:15:48--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.94.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.94.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======= snip ==========>] 104,857,600 3.09M/s   in 36s
    
    2011-12-06 15:16:24 (2.78 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    December 6, 2011 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  110. Is PREFIBER dead? My VPS working, but billing don’t and they website don’t (for a few days). Support don’t reply. I alredy do a backup and move to other hosting.

    January 15, 2012 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
    • http://www.lowendtalk.com/wiki/prefiber.nl

      It seems they have an ongoing history of quirks.

      This one seems to be the longest on the list at 3+ days

      Francisco

      January 15, 2012 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
      • Yes, they destroy all my data one time ago (for some reason reinstall OS), but their support always answering and website is working. For about month ago support stops responding and now website is gone. I don’t lose all my data again (I alredy be in similar situation with shared hosting reseller) and tranfer all my data to another VPS provider.

        January 16, 2012 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
  111. David:

    I also moved my vps’es to other providers. The website has been offline for 2 weeks now, the billing center is available but to be sure I moved everything out, the fact that their website is not being fixed is a little bit dodgy.

    January 16, 2012 @ 10:26 pm | Reply
    • Billing works, but I can’t get any info about my invoices or services, get this:

      “Fatal error: ModuleBuildParams() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/prefiber/domains/clients.prefiber.nl/public_html/modules/servers/solusvmpro/solusvmpro.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/prefiber/domains/clients.prefiber.nl/public_html/includes/modulefunctions.php on line 0”. But seems they try to fix problem. Or it fixed by itself :)

      January 16, 2012 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
  112. David:

    I’m wondering what will happen :). My billing date should have been the 20th, but I never received a new invoice for the coming month and both my VPS’s are still running. I want to cancel them but the website is not working :D

    January 21, 2012 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  113. sandoz:

    seems like its gone now

    September 6, 2012 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  114. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks
    a lot!

    July 24, 2014 @ 8:55 am | Reply
  115. Math:

    What is the status of Prefiber? I only see a default homepage, is Denkers IT part of Versio?

    September 29, 2014 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
  116. NuckleHead:

    @Math,

    Denkers IT is now part of Vimexx, a shabby hosting company.

    October 11, 2019 @ 3:31 am | Reply

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