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RackVM – £6/Year 128MB OpenVZ VPS in UK Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 19, 2010 @ 4:29 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated Sept 2010. Yes, RackVM is in deadpool. Servers died by end of August and the website no longer resolves by early September. FAIL.

RackVM Ben from RackVM emailed me about their exclusive super-low cost offer. When you order either a UK or a France OpenVZ package from RackVM, select yearly payment and then apply promo code LEB-YEARLY you will get a massive 75% off recurring discount. If I select “xUK-128-VZ” package in UK, which gives me

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 150Gb/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

After the discount it is just £6 per year (USD$9.17), or 50 pence per month. Cheaper and give more resource than my otherwise very stable 99 pence/month UK VPS from XenVZ. The discount also applies to other UK/FR OpenVZ packages when order yearly.

244 Comments

  1. earl:

    Just ordered.. hopefully setup will be quick

    July 19, 2010 @ 5:13 am | Reply
  2. It says that it’s with 100gb bandwidth and 10gb space ?

    July 19, 2010 @ 5:44 am | Reply
  3. earl:
    July 19, 2010 @ 5:54 am | Reply
  4. Ordered one.. ;)

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:02 am | Reply
  5. Jamie:

    Ordered one too

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:23 am | Reply
  6. earl:

    Just to mention that’s not an affiliate link that I posted.. as I don’t think they offer an affiliate program..

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:29 am | Reply
  7. Hi All

    Thank you for your order’s a welcome email has been sent :)

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:29 am | Reply
  8. How many core that we will get for 128MB & 256MB plan?

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:19 am | Reply
  9. C:

    Any bench / test ip to see latency?

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:24 am | Reply
  10. earl:

    @bekanosky

    I think you get two cores

    @c

    unixbench 4 get’s a score of 286 on Centos

    so far Ben has been very helpful.. and responds to tickets pretty quick. Not something you would expect from a budget provider. Also the VPS is quite decent, downloads at 5.9MB/s and pretty responsive so far, hopefully it stays this way!

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:33 am | Reply
  11. Just ordered one.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:40 am | Reply
  12. Hi

    There maybe a slight delay on order deployment due to the great interest in the offer but will make sure all of the orders are setup by this afternoon GMT.

    Thank you LEB Admin for helping us expand business and offer such great offers to the LEB Community.

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:13 am | Reply
  13. C:

    just had to get one =) normaly a xen user but hey, why dont try something new.

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:14 am | Reply
  14. scyllar:

    Ordered one too -:)

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:20 am | Reply
  15. gurgle:

    Benchmark download and a test ip would be helpful.

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:53 am | Reply
  16. Hi Ben,
    How about space addon? I dont need much ram but i need more disk space :D

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  17. @Minh

    We could lower the memory to 64MB/128 Swap and double up disk space to 30GB at no extra cost. We also hope to introduce a full configurable option in August with a base package and customizable addons.

    If this would be a good option for you please specify it in the order notes :)

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:58 am | Reply
  18. Pascal:

    Ordered one too, great price!

    July 19, 2010 @ 10:09 am | Reply
  19. Hi Ben,
    I dont remember to add note
    Invoice #1879

    Please custom for me :D

    July 19, 2010 @ 10:40 am | Reply
  20. Sandro:

    how long will this last?

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:19 am | Reply
  21. @Sandro There currently isn’t an expiry date however this will run until a set number of servers are filled.

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:22 am | Reply
  22. C:

    How is it going Ben? i suppose “Status: Pending” means your not done yet. =)

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:44 am | Reply
  23. @C I am afraid we are awaiting more nodes to be deployed as the offer has been a great success. I shall make sure all orders are setup by 6pm GMT making sure no orders go over a 12 or 24 hour period. Many thanks for your patience and of course the orders :)

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  24. Jamie:

    Got my VPS in around 2 hours after ordering. VPS seems to be pretty fast, but the node is only a Pentium Dual Core E5200. No biggy considering its only $9 a year :P But depending on how many they pack on the node, it might get pretty slow.

    Just a mini review for you guys. :)

    July 19, 2010 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
  25. @Jamie A email should of been dispatched regarding UK02 as this shall be under going a 10 minutes upgrade at 14.00 Hours GMT which will include a quadcore processor and more memory.

    July 19, 2010 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
  26. just ordered mine. Hope it comes soon.(Not that i already have work lined up for this one :P )

    July 19, 2010 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
  27. Dirk:

    And how can I select if it’s a UK or France VPS?
    Is it correct that the lowend (128mb) VPSes are sold-out?

    July 19, 2010 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
  28. Jamie:

    @Ben – Turns out that went into my spam folder. The other emails came in fine. Weird.

    Discard my comment then i guess. :) Thanks RackVM!

    July 19, 2010 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
  29. Just ordered one xUK-128-VZ. Have anyone tested the France VPS?

    July 19, 2010 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
  30. can someone provide a test ip ? and it look like the 128Mb are sold out = =

    July 19, 2010 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
  31. The cheapest France VPS actually has 384MB of memory and a bit dealer which is why I did not use it to make this blog post. However you can still get 75% off discount when you order yearly + promo code.

    July 19, 2010 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  32. I am with the French VPS which its offered at LowEndBox :

    http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/rackvm-3-512mb-openvz-vps-in-france-exclusive-offer/

    I used that offer for hosting my current website.
    One for the hosting, and one for the DNS Cluster.

    I have two VPS’s on OVH node, and it all working smooth.
    Maybe I need another server in UK as my backup.

    Thanks for RackVM

    July 19, 2010 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
  33. @Erawan – Thanks for the information, bro.

    @LowEndAdmin – You make me want to explore the land of Penguins! You make me want to learn the way of the Penguins! You make the impossible 64 MB possible! You’re contagious! (That’s a compliment!)

    July 19, 2010 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
  34. Ordered one, to replace a 2Host VPS.
    Will get back with details.

    July 19, 2010 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
  35. It’s up! It took 2 hours 41 minutes, thanks Ben.

    July 19, 2010 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
  36. it look like all 64bit OS , will u provid the 32bit os later ?

    July 19, 2010 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
  37. son9o:

    on website it says 10GB of data storage and 100 of bandwidth do i get extra “5” if I order yearly?

    July 19, 2010 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
  38. earl:

    Ben mentioned something about their node only supporting 64 bit kernel.. so I don’t think 32 bit OS will be offered, It’s unfortunate cause Kloxo does not support 64 bit OS

    July 19, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  39. son9o:

    sorry for double posting but prices have gone up now?

    July 19, 2010 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
  40. C:

    — 8.8.8.8 ping statistics —

    10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9001ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 7.952/8.177/9.286/0.386 ms
    
    root@shell2:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-07-19 16:56:04--  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: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.6M/s   in 9.8s
    
    2010-07-19 16:56:14 (10.2 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    Got 2x

    model name      : Pentium(R) Dual-Core  CPU      E5400  @ 2.70GHz
    stepping        : 10
    cpu MHz         : 2700.095
    
    root@shell2:~# free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           256          9        246          0          0          0
    -/+ buffers/cache:          9        246
    Swap:            0          0          0
    
    root@shell2:~# uname -a
    Linux shell2 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    

    Can do more tests if anyone want

    July 19, 2010 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
  41. C:

    to make things clear i got core 0 and core 1 on the cpu not 2x dualcore =)

    July 19, 2010 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  42. earl:

    @C

    You definitely got better hardware/network.. my VPS is on an older AMD opteron 2212, and max download was around 5.9MB/s

    could you do a unixbench?

    July 19, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
  43. C:

    @earl
    Sure, using UnixBench v4.1.0 – WHT Variant 2

    BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.2)
    System -- Linux shell2 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    /dev/simfs            15728640    436676  15291964   3% /
    
    Start Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 19 17:24:16 UTC 2010
     17:24:16 up  1:40,  1 user,  load average: 0.14, 0.05, 0.02
    
    End Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 19 17:35:22 UTC 2010
     17:35:22 up  1:52,  2 users,  load average: 13.84, 5.99, 2.68
    
    
                         INDEX VALUES
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7  5821420.1      154.5
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1      864.6      104.0
    Execl Throughput                               188.3     3240.5      172.1
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   128608.0      481.3
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    37516.0      348.3
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0   840200.0      546.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   356674.8      230.9
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6  1336397.3      119.5
    Process Creation                               569.3     8794.5      154.5
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8      524.3      117.0
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5  1823639.0      159.4
                                                                     =========
         FINAL SCORE                                                     199.7
    
    July 19, 2010 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  44. C:

    Forgotten to say i was using ubuntu 10.4
    and the second user at the end was just to transfer my pubkey, shouldn’t have made a big inpact on the score

    July 19, 2010 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  45. earl:

    That’s odd.. cpu mark for a Pentium E5400 is 1,798 and Opteron 2212 received a cpu mark of 1,369.
    but my bench results seems to be higher..

    BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.2)
    Start Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 19 03:33:11 MDT 2010
     03:33:11 up 3 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    
    End Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 19 03:43:26 MDT 2010
     03:43:26 up 14 min,  1 user,  load average: 15.10, 6.25, 2.69
    
    
                         INDEX VALUES
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7 13658700.5      362.5
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1     1044.4      125.7
    Execl Throughput                               188.3     4937.5      262.2
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   133935.0      501.3
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    40711.0      378.0
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0  1114534.0      724.6
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   490206.1      317.3
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6  1871229.2      167.4
    Process Creation                               569.3    13183.1      231.6
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8     1108.8      247.5
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5  2276579.1      198.9
                                                                     =========
         FINAL SCORE                                                     284.6
    
    July 19, 2010 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  46. C:

    @earl
    Are you on CentOS or Ubuntu?
    Mabye theres alot of people running bench on my node right now.
    Well heres a new test:
    FINAL SCORE 216.6
    not close to yours.

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
  47. Hi

    All orders have been setup which were backloged from this afternoon. The order line is now clear and new nodes are live.

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
  48. earl:

    @C
    I’m using Centos 5.5, maybe Ubuntu has a higher overhead?
    I tried doing a unixbench 5, but seems to get into memory problems.. maybe your right could be a lot of people updating their VPS’s now?

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
  49. IWTFI:

    what the heck? all these for 6GBP/Year? Definitely oversell!!

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  50. C:

    @earl let’s give it a few days and see =)

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  51. earl:

    @IWTFI

    It’s a good probability!! but so far my VPS does not feel like a 75 cent VPS, and support has been great!
    Hopefully it keeps up..

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  52. C:

    http://91.216.93.81/100mb.test
    Here is a speed test for you all.
    Its hosted on my vps so PLEASE don’t kill my bandwith by looping the download.

    I will keep it there for a few days

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  53. “@earl let’s give it a few days and see =)”
    If still good…let’s give it a few months

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
  54. C:

    @bekanosky
    Well if they are overselling the next few days should be bad due to everyone patching/testing/upgrading there vps.

    Then we’ll se how long they are around. my experience from webangel is still good didn’t think they would last a week. Well good suprice :D

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
  55. earl:

    Well for what it’s worth.. I have an HP DL360 G3 1U server rack that gets a unixbench of 100.. I would imagine the electricy alone would cost me more than 75 cents a month, but aside from the cost the HP sounds like a jet engine when it’s running.. it’s loud even when it’s not turned on!!

    so $10/yr does not seem like a whole heck of alot really..

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  56. Just ordered mine 25 minutes ago and waiting for it. It hope that it will be a good solution for my offsite backups.

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  57. It’s online ! Kudoz to rackvm.

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:23 pm | Reply
  58. Steve:

    This is an amazing offer! My VPS was setup within 30 minutes. I also submitted a support ticket, and had a reply in 2 minutes!

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  59. skomes:

    I’ve had a RackVM server for about 3 months now.

    They definitely oversell as much as possible.

    My VPS averages the same as the speed test link the other guy posted. Generally about 400 KB/s but I’ve had it frequently go down to just 40-60 KB/s.

    At that speed it really isn’t even usable for important.

    My support tickets get answered but not with an actual resolution, just somebody saying either
    ‘We’ll look into it’ or “I don’t know what to do, I’ll send to this to some other guy”.\

    So it is a cheap box, and for this price, I don’t think anyone is expecting something amazing.

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
  60. @earl

    You need the hpasm – it will solve the problem with the noise. I had the same issue with another ProLiant.

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
  61. IWTFI:

    of course they oversell but it’s cool they’re giving a vps in so low price!!

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  62. @skomes Do you have any factual evidence that support’s your claim? All of our servers are in fact undersold. As previous offers have mentioned we own all of our equipment (Excluding the French Location ) and also in private racks thus cutting out the middle man. Coming out with the alligation THEY OVER SELL! Is simply not on since you have no factual evidance to back it. It is only a remark of your opinion.

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  63. IWTFI:

    @Ben It’s quite impossible not to oversell (I don’t say you do).
    An IP costs more than 0.50GBP/month I think.

    Could you make a page with real-time stats for your servers as RamHost does?

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
  64. Order Number: 3287140290:

    Hi Ben. I had the high fraud profile which is pretty a shame ! I’m browsing with an IP at North American VPS company.

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
  65. Hi We can get this implemented no problem, we don’t seem to be billed for our IP usage the majority of servers support between 8GB and 16GBs of memory upwards. I/O and CPU cores are also well planned out.

    With regards to the to the claim of 400k speeds we’ve had numerous reviews above mentioning that users are able to push 10mbit with ease.

    July 19, 2010 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  66. earl:

    @skomes

    Are you on DSL?.. it could be your home internet connection limiting your download speed
    @400KB/s seems like your on a 3Mbps residential DSL line.

    you need to do a “wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test” on your server.

    I was getting 5.9MB/s (47.20 Mbps) and I think C was getting 10.2 MB/s (81.60 Mbps)

    Hopefully the service will not degrade so much that network is an issue.. but I can’t really say much since I’ve only had the VPS for a day

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
  67. earl:

    @Evo

    Thanks Evo, I will give hpasm a try..

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
  68. C:

    My home line (100/10 mbit) server gets:

    --2010-07-19 22:01:20--  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.1'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 8.26M/s   in 11s
    
    2010-07-19 22:01:31 (9.44 MB/s) - `100mb.test.1' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    FINISHED --2010-07-19 22:01:31--
    Downloaded: 1 files, 100M in 11s (9.44 MB/s)
    

    My shell rackvm shell:

    calle@Maria:~$ wget http://91.216.93.81/100mb.test
    --2010-07-19 22:02:38--  http://91.216.93.81/100mb.test
    Connecting to 91.216.93.81:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `100mb.test.4'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 5.81M/s   in 16s
    
    2010-07-19 22:02:54 (6.14 MB/s) - `100mb.test.4' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    My current webangel shell:

    root@shell:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-07-19 20:03:57--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 9.33M/s   in 10s
    
    2010-07-19 20:04:08 (9.54 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    This was my current speed test.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
  69. C:

    Oh hell !!! i fucked upp the rackvm test..
    heres the correct one :

    root@shell2:~/nginx-0.7.67#  wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-07-19 20:07:50--  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 8.50M/s   in 11s
    
    2010-07-19 20:08:01 (9.47 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    July 19, 2010 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  70. IWTFI:

    @Ben “Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz” with 16GB Ram?
    I would like to see the real-time stats.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  71. We shall get some setup asap and realistically they are 8GB = DELL R200

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  72. Paulmankipu:

    Wow that’s big ben

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
  73. IWTFI:

    Ben: What do you mean “realistically” ?

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
  74. skomes:

    @Ben

    The evidence is how bad the speeds get on my VPS.

    And it happens quite often as well.

    You guys said the same thing in my WHT thread.

    “We can’t oversell, it’s Xen etc. etc.” but you seemed to be confusing overselling resources such as HDD and RAM which can’t be oversold on Xen with things like I/O and bandwidth which can be oversold, even on a Xen VPS.

    From my own VPS you must certainly be overselling your bandwidth.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
  75. skomes:

    @earl

    All of my download tests were from me logging into my VPS and downloading test files.

    I didn’t upload files myself and download them.

    I tried at least 5 different locations and each of them resulted in the same terrible speeds.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
  76. IWTFI:

    @skomes: i don’t know but for me the speed is ok.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
  77. skomes:

    I didn’t say speeds are always bad. But they certainly have reached some very bad points.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
  78. Paulmankipu:

    I like the color scheme of thier design, but I’m still hesitating. Too trendy.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
  79. C:

    From my rackvmshell to my german vps:

    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 3.81M/s   in 27s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.1'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.48M/s   in 24s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.2'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.53M/s   in 24s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.3'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.47M/s   in 27s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.4'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 3.76M/s   in 27s
    

    From http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test

    Saving to: `100mb.test.5'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 8.95M/s   in 10s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.6'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 8.83M/s   in 10s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.7'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.1M/s   in 10s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.8'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 8.68M/s   in 11s
    Saving to: `100mb.test.9'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 9.77M/s   in 11s
    
    July 19, 2010 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
  80. earl:

    @skomes

    I apologize if I misread your post, I thought when you said:
    “My VPS averages the same as the speed test link the other guy posted.”

    I was under the impression that you were downloading the speed test link that the user C provided on to your local computer and hence the 400KB/s which would relate to a 3mbps residential connection.

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  81. Paul Cager:

    I’ve had a RackVM VPN for a couple of months now (Xen rather than OpenVZ). It has been an excellent service, and I’ve never noticed bad network contention.

    I’ve just done a “wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test” on that server and the results were consistently around 6MB/sec.

    I’ve also just bought an OpenVZ VPS and I’m getting a consistent 10MB/sec on that. Now I just need to find a use for this new VPS…

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  82. Paulmankipu:

    wow Ben you can tracert (still not convinced by the product)

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  83. Jamie:

    Well, RackVM have kept their word. My VPS went down 7 hours ago, for the CPU upgrade as they promised, and it is indeed running a quad core CPU now. :)

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  84. C:

    @Paulmankipu
    i can do a tracert out from my shell.
    To what adress?

    July 19, 2010 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
  85. Sandro:

    but seriously, is it possible to offer the service at this price and create an income?

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  86. Paulmankipu:

    @Sandro He will mary a top model ! You’ll see ;)

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  87. Paulmankipu:

    @C that’s fine. Are you good at perl, btw?

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
  88. earl:

    I don’t think you can do a tracert in Linux.. I think it’s traceroute

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  89. Paulmankipu:

    Absolutely, forget about it. That a nice offer !

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:40 pm | Reply
  90. Sandro:

    @Paulmankipu what do you mean?

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
  91. Paulmankipu:

    a top business model of course ! So how many sold yet?

    July 19, 2010 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
  92. IWTFI:

    @Ben why you don’t offer 32bit?

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:39 pm | Reply
  93. Hi

    As far as I know SolusVM doesn’t have support for both kernel setup’s on each machine. If this is otherwise we shall add this feature in.

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
  94. @son9o I think you maybe getting confused with the Xen packages. This offer is only limited to OpenVZ.

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  95. Hi All orders must match the IP location in terms of country and address.

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
  96. Raj:

    Wow. That is dirty cheap. At $0.75 a month, how can you not get one?

    July 20, 2010 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  97. earl:

    @sandro
    Quote:
    “but seriously, is it possible to offer the service at this price and create an income?”

    I can’t see this promo being profitable in the long run.. but I guess it’s a great way to raise some quick capital.

    I also saw that you can finance a new Dell R210 rack server for less than $30/month, if you colo a full rack at say $500, each 1u would cost less than $15/month(based on 35U with 7U for overhead on a 42U rack) add solusVM license for $10/month that totals to $55 per server. Now I might have missed something in my calculations as I’ve never done colo or financed a server before.. but it seems that when you do quantity a server is not all that expensive.. considering if you get 11 clients paying $5 a month, then your server is paid for. Not sure how many clients you can put in a Dell R210, but I think it could do at least 30-40?

    I’m sure there is other things like paying for support and such, but overall I think there is still a lot of profit to be made.. I could be completely wrong thought.

    July 20, 2010 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  98. Hi Earl

    There is successful profit being made within the company which caters over and beyond the rest of the racks. This offer is mainly driven on the basis of becoming more established and well known. It is indeed also making more capital. The business operates without finance or higher purchase or even leasing thought DELL and the likes. All equipment is paid for with cash this cutting a considerable amount of monthly expenditure. Of course the costs need to be made up for the equipment brought but this can be done over time without needing to threat over monthly out goings.

    Some equipment is older than other kit we use, depending on the offer this is reflected. We do our best to accomodate the needs for customers.

    There will be a time where offers gradually fade out but for this to be possible we need to establish a good brand and quality of service. This is the method we have chosen to take.

    We also have plans to eventually configure a vps without a set specification. The business plan is also to branch into Cloud Servers and also Dedicated.

    There is also going to be an option added for a CDP R1Soft backup for each existing VPS Server at an extra cost each month should the customer wish to take advantage of it.

    RackVM has had a considerable amount of planning gone into it and also financially we look forward to being a major provider within the server and hosting market in the near future.

    July 20, 2010 @ 3:29 am | Reply
  99. son9o:

    @Ben thank you for clarifying that, i assume those are sold out for now, are you planning to make any more available? can’t wait to try it out.

    July 20, 2010 @ 3:46 am | Reply
  100. earl:

    @Ben

    Well thanks for clarifying Ben. I see what you’re saying, this promotion is more like a loss leader to get people accustomed to your services when so they feel comfortable with your company they will hopefully upgrade their services to something more profitable..

    This promotion is probably cheaper than starting an advertising campaign like PPC, and your clients get to share the benefit directly.. it also seems that older servers are easy and cheap to come by as most companies dump their hardware every five or so years as it’s a write off anyways.. so you can pick them up pretty cheap as compared to financing.

    Just wondering Ben are all your servers rack servers or do you have mid-towers as well?

    July 20, 2010 @ 4:10 am | Reply
  101. earl:

    @son9o

    I don’t think it’s sold out.. but the link is kinda hard to find.

    https://secure.rackvm.com/cart.php (Then scroll down to openVZ..)

    I think LEA should update the post with the direct link posted.

    July 20, 2010 @ 4:18 am | Reply
  102. @Ben: I have place an order yesterday, and wanted to make the payment today, by PayPal.

    Order Number: 1309404752

    Now, it seems that my account on WHMCS is deleted (No client account was found with the email address you entered).

    Why ?

    July 20, 2010 @ 6:02 am | Reply
  103. David:

    How do you make a payment using Google Checkout?

    July 20, 2010 @ 7:07 am | Reply
  104. Borja:

    I dont belive this company anymore, I had a VPS with them, they change the username and password and I cant access to the website or VPS.

    I ask them many times, and they had no given me an answer.

    I think, they were changing from XEN to Open VZ, and they had kicked me with out saying me nothing.

    Do not buy with them.

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:10 am | Reply
  105. Paulmankipu:

    Yep, I cancelled my registration, they had too spice to their promotional campaign and I kind of feel blackmailed.

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:43 am | Reply
  106. Icarus:

    hey ya all! purchased one yesterday.

    but have a little problem.

    i am using debian, installed openvpn and got connected to it, but prob is it can’t connect to internet, anyone know how to fix?

    July 20, 2010 @ 9:04 am | Reply
  107. IWTFI:

    btw why samba, apache2 and bind9 is installed by default on debian 5.0?

    July 20, 2010 @ 9:45 am | Reply
  108. wsarat:

    Has any one got server OFFLINE daily?
    Am I the only one who got OFFLINE problem?

    Everything is quite good (speed, performance, service), except the daily OFFLINE problem.

    July 20, 2010 @ 10:02 am | Reply
  109. derek:

    Did the offer just ended?

    July 20, 2010 @ 10:20 am | Reply
  110. @Ben: Any answer for comment #102 ?

    @IWTFI: Can you test is other distros are minimal install or not ?

    July 20, 2010 @ 11:52 am | Reply
  111. @wsarat

    My VPS at node UK03 is up and down today.
    But another VPS at another node is ok.

    July 20, 2010 @ 12:42 pm | Reply
  112. Just ordered one. Will let you know how things travel!

    July 20, 2010 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  113. son9o:

    @earl Thanks I totally couldn’t find it.

    July 20, 2010 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
  114. Alex:

    Order one, but still in pending, How long should wait?

    July 20, 2010 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  115. earl:

    you’re welcome son9o

    July 20, 2010 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
  116. Hi

    All orders with out payment are removed within a couple of hours. No ticket has been raised with an issue simular to above.

    This offer has been limited to 51 more orders where after this the offer will expire.

    All orders that are currently pending will be setup within the next couple of hours. Thank you for your patience.

    July 20, 2010 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  117. Bryan:

    Ben:

    I just tried to order and received: # The promotion code entered has already been used #

    I also opened a Sales Ticket.

    July 20, 2010 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  118. Paulmankipu:

    Hey Ben looks like it’s Tuesday patch at rackvps.

    July 20, 2010 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  119. Dan Mercer:

    I’ve just ordered over an hour ago – couldn’t resist – and it came to £5.69 – so even cheaper than expected!

    It obviously won’t be useful for anything production grade but great for tinkering and if the support and network is good, will obviously feel comfortable purchasing more servers/moving to RackVM in the future.

    Can’t fault the promotional strategy really – seems to have worked really well – and there’s nothing like a 12-month trial really is there? :)

    Will let you know how it goes once set up etc

    July 20, 2010 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
  120. @Ben – Just ordered the same spec. Kloxo installation 70 percent successful in the first box, as the ioncube, zend, and webmail should be reinstalled manually. Memory consumption on idle around 58MB after tweaking the Apache and MySql. Ben, this is a good start I think, please don’t let me down.

    @LowEndAdmin – thanks for the “64MB VPS Debian 5 Configuration Guide” it really inspires me to tweak my box (of course in another flavour).

    July 20, 2010 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  121. earl:

    @vRozenSch00n
    I Don’t think Kloxo supports a 64bit OS.. you won’t be able to switch to lighttpd and your mail may not work..

    July 20, 2010 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
  122. @Ben – Wow that’s fast! 33 minutes from Order Confirmation. Keep it up Bro!

    July 20, 2010 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  123. @earl – That’s right, I can’t switch to lighttpd and there is a conflict between sendmail and qmail during installation. I’m just trying to find a workaround.

    July 20, 2010 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
  124. Bryan:

    @vRozenSch00n

    Still waiting mine!

    July 20, 2010 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  125. earl:

    @vRozenSch00n

    I think Ben mentioned that he may look into getting 32bit versions for Solusvm..but I’m sure he’s kinda busy for now!

    For the send mail conflict you can try:

    yum erase sendmail-doc sendmail-cf

    July 20, 2010 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
  126. @earl – I just try to install manually what was missing:
    yum install bind
    yum install djbdns
    yum install spamassassin
    but when I tried to install lighttpd there is a liblua-5.1.so 64bit missing dependence.

    July 20, 2010 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
  127. Paulmankipu:

    Ben look as if butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth.

    July 20, 2010 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
  128. Pingback: Will's Blog » Post Topic » RackVM 7Euro / Jahr UK VPS Server

  129. earl:

    @vRozenSch00n

    you don’t need to install those you just need to enable them, the majority of services are not started by default so you have to manually start them after the install. under admin mode look for a “service” icon,you will see a few services with the red button just click on the red button and they should start the services.. I just installed kloxo under centos 5.5 and it works fine.. lighttpd will not work because you need the 64 bit repo from kloxo, which is still being worked on.. you can’t install lighttpd by yum cause it’s not the same, you need the version from the kloxo repo.

    Also you only need bind or djbdns(tinydns) not both.. I would go with tinydns since it’s lighter on memory. Under admin mode there is a icon labeled “switch program” from there you can switch from bind to tinydns..

    July 20, 2010 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
  130. @earl – Thanks earl

    July 20, 2010 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  131. earl:

    @vRozenSch00n

    You’re welcome vRozenSch00n, also just as a precaution.. you should disable Anonymous Ftp login as it is enabled by default.
    under admin mode find the icon “FTP config” and uncheck “Enable Anonymous Ftp” and click update.

    July 20, 2010 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
  132. @earl – Did that. The “switch program” works well except for the lighttpd.

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  133. earl:

    lighttpd will only work on 32bit OS.. unless you know how to compile a 64bit version for Kloxo, as I mentioned they are working on getting 64bit compatibility for kloxo, but progress seems somewhat slow.

    stick with apache for now until a 32bit Centos image is added to solusvm.

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
  134. I just ordered a VPS from them. So far everything seems ok. They sent me everything within 30 minutes, which is the fastest I have seen. I just opened a ticket though asking to have the TUN interface activated. Hopefully I’ll get an answer soon…

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  135. Basil:

    Another happy customer here, 32bit OSes would be the icing on the cake but I’m fine with 64bit CentOS.

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  136. Speed test:

    root@mybox:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-07-20 23:17:22--  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: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 8.45M/s   in 13s
    
    2010-07-20 23:17:36 (7.90 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    July 20, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  137. Icarus:

    hey, is vpn working on ur side? mine is having no internet connection.. :(

    July 20, 2010 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  138. Bryan:

    My VPS is up and running and its running fast too!

    July 21, 2010 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  139. @Bryan – So, how long did it take until your VPS is up? I think Ben is loosing sleep now.

    @Ben – Now it’s up to you to keep your loyal customer by keeping a good service level and maintain an open communication.
    Older technology is fine as long as it is fast, stable, and come with competitive pricing. What we consider new technology now will be an old technology within a year or less.
    I believe in the long run you’re going to have a recurring profit, not to mention some of your loyal customer might want to upgrade to a higher spec with a higher but reasonable and competitive pricing.

    July 21, 2010 @ 3:38 am | Reply
  140. earl:

    @vRozenSch00n

    It seems the trend lately with budget hosting is.. they rack up a large client base by offering cheap pricing and then they tend to sell off the company to another host possibly for a quick profit..

    Hopefully that won’t be the case with RackVM.. cause they do seem to have their act together.. and the packages that they offer is being very realistic..

    July 21, 2010 @ 7:38 am | Reply
  141. @earl – Yup, hosting is a very tough business. Some people wants to have fast cash rather than looking for a long term relationship.

    I had that bad experience several times, that’s also the reason why I have several low end VPS in different companies. But hey, once in a while we need to give it a break and put some trust to people we newly know.

    I host my main website in a same company for 8 years now and I intend to keep it that way, it is a shared hosting, but now I need more space for my other sites.

    In my opinion RamHost is one of the best low end provider. So I expect the same with RackVM.

    July 21, 2010 @ 8:08 am | Reply
  142. Yeah hopefully they do have their act together… Because I too also ordered one (and still waiting for activation). After all it’s just 6 pound.

    July 21, 2010 @ 8:41 am | Reply
  143. no, the VPN is not working, because the TUN interface is not active on my VPS. So far I haven’t had a responde and it has beed over 12 hours. Hopefully ben is reading this and will give me an answer soon. The ticket number is 403075. This one I reopened because my first ticket got closed without getting a response. I hope they give me an answer soon. 12 hours is too much to wait for a support ticket to be answered.

    July 21, 2010 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  144. Tom:

    Got a VPS up in 3~ hours, great offer, ping is nice, download speed LT->UK 2.2MB (capped).
    Will report with a speed test

    July 21, 2010 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
  145. Tom:

    And here’s the benchmark, UK01

    BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.2)
    System -- Linux netbooks 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    /dev/simfs            15728640    606056  15122584   4% /
    
    Start Benchmark Run: Wed Jul 21 16:14:37 MSD 2010
     16:14:37 up 11 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.13, 0.11, 0.06
    
    End Benchmark Run: Wed Jul 21 16:27:05 MSD 2010
     16:27:05 up 23 min,  1 user,  load average: 11.30, 5.28, 2.54
    
    
                         INDEX VALUES
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7  2492844.8       66.2
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1      834.3      100.4
    Execl Throughput                               188.3     1959.2      104.0
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   102617.0      384.0
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    26858.0      249.4
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0   531177.0      345.3
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   165560.2      107.2
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6   744376.7       66.6
    Process Creation                               569.3     4424.6       77.7
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8      180.6       40.3
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5   813348.1       71.1
                                                                     =========
         FINAL SCORE                                                     112.4
    
    July 21, 2010 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
  146. Finally got a respond to my ticket with this: We shall take alook at this for you shortly.

    What kind of answer is that?? I think I’m going to ask for my money back, before I loose it. I kinda knew this was too good to be true…

    July 21, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  147. @Freedom VPN There are other customers to assist and not just yourself. All of our customers business is important to us however If you feel this way I would recommend taking advtange of our 14 Day money back guarentee. We are going to be pulling in more man power in the next few weeks however your service is live and working there for this is reflected in terms of priority.

    We have extented this offer to 37 more orders based over the French location and UK but once these are taken the offer will finally end.

    July 21, 2010 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  148. OpenVZ VPS Servers – xUK-384-VZ 25GB Disk Space 250GB Bandwidth

    ========================================================================
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: icarus.vm: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-164.15.1.el5.028stab068.9 -- #1 SMP Tue Mar 30 18:07:38 MSD 2010
       Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ISO-8859-1", collate="ISO-8859-1")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4999.4 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4999.4 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       19:10:59 up 43 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.41, 0.15, 0.05; runlevel 2
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Wed Jul 21 2010 19:10:59 - 19:45:38
    2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       23621787.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     2990.6 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               3364.5 lps   (29.7 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        491128.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          174352.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        969207.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             1449552.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 243365.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               9882.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5095.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1009.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        2064478.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   23621787.0   2024.1
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2990.6    543.7
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3364.5    782.4
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     491128.5   1240.2
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     174352.9   1053.5
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     969207.0   1671.0
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1449552.8   1165.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     243365.0    608.4
    Process Creation                                126.0       9882.0    784.3
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5095.0   1201.6
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1009.8   1683.0
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2064478.3   1376.3
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1093.1
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Wed Jul 21 2010 19:45:38 - 20:20:31
    2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       47209495.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     5975.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               4682.8 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        316323.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          294767.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        740944.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             2847288.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 715709.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              15732.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7535.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1052.0 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        2914089.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   47209495.7   4045.4
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5975.9   1086.5
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4682.8   1089.0
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     316323.5    798.8
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     294767.2   1781.1
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     740944.5   1277.5
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2847288.9   2288.8
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     715709.3   1789.3
    Process Creation                                126.0      15732.2   1248.6
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7535.3   1777.2
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1052.0   1753.3
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2914089.3   1942.7
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1594.1
    
    July 21, 2010 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  149. C:

    so my “test” ip has gotten posted on some other blog and i got 100+ hits on the test file, got about 3gig of trafic now.
    System works fine, i cant do dmesg (is this due to openvz?)

    got a service announcement now
    ——–
    Dear Customer

    We would like to give notice that the RackVM Server and site will be under going maintenance at 11pm GMT tonight which will last for 1 – 2 hours.

    This is to cater for auto setups and also bandwidth and traffic demands.

    Sorry for any inconvenience
    ——–
    Well not a problem for me, as long as im not “downgraded” and the vps will start agen.

    @ Paulmankipu : not really why do you ask. Sorry for the late response.

    July 21, 2010 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
  150. Untruemailboxer:

    @C That’s the usual procedure

    July 21, 2010 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
  151. Paulmankipu:

    @C To make sure. you got stuck I understand

    July 21, 2010 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
  152. earl:

    @C

    Yes dmesg does not work with openVZ, does it work with Xen?

    July 21, 2010 @ 7:22 pm | Reply
  153. C:

    @earl
    IG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED; some udev features will not work correctly
    [ 4.118159] Adding 65528k swap on /dev/sda2. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:65528k
    [ 4.171214] EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
    [ 4.236589] NET: Registered protocol family 10
    [ 4.236788] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    [ 14.925645] eth0: no IPv6 routers present

    Yes! it works on xen

    July 21, 2010 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  154. Bryan:

    I received that downtime notice as well. Hopefully its a good sign.

    It took about 2 hours for my VPS to be created, which for a budget box is not bad in my opinion.

    July 21, 2010 @ 10:39 pm | Reply
  155. earl:

    @Bryan

    Yeah 2 hours is not bad.. another provider I got it took them 36 hours!! to setup my VPS.. That was really annoying, and compared to this offer I can’t even classify them as a budget host anymore.

    July 21, 2010 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
  156. Marc:

    Hey Ben,

    service is really great.. just took 1h to get my shell :)
    When will the revers dns setting avalible for customers without contacting support ?
    anything planned with plesk or other admin panels ?

    thank you!

    July 22, 2010 @ 12:17 am | Reply
  157. @Marc

    Rdns requests do need to be submitted by ticket I am afraid at the present time. We shall see if we can get this intergrated into SolusVM at some stage.

    We haven’t had a great deal of interest in plesk at the moment but will see if we can add this next month.

    NOTE TO ALL: There are 15 more places for orders and these are also on auto activation now.

    July 22, 2010 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  158. Jhonathanm:

    just sign up. server setup 1min after paid. record? damn :)
    Hope i can run openvpn on this openvz 128ram server

    July 22, 2010 @ 3:52 am | Reply
  159. Well, maybe I shouldn’t complain since the price, but:

    1, their openvz control plan has no https

    2, they provide a really fat Debian 5.0: bind, apache, mysql and even X11

    Other things are fine. Quick setup, and nice speed.

    July 22, 2010 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
  160. hexa:

    # The promotion code entered has already been used #

    guess they’re sold out :(

    July 22, 2010 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  161. Bryan:

    Promos over.

    July 22, 2010 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  162. thanks gawd. hope they can answer tickets now.

    July 22, 2010 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  163. I still have my ticket unanswered. The VPS is really good, I’d just wish they had more than just one guy running the entire operation…

    July 22, 2010 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  164. Bryan:

    Well my tickets have been answered within 20-25 minutes so far.

    July 22, 2010 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
  165. Good for you little Bryan!

    July 22, 2010 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  166. good for you man! in two hours my ticket will be 24 hours old. lol.

    July 22, 2010 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
  167. mine is even older… I hope Ben keeps his word about getting more people in, other wise this is not going to be a good experience.

    July 22, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  168. Bryan:

    @Freedom VPN
    I think the “little” is a bit immature in your part.

    I just posted a ticket at 10:49 and I received a response at 11:16am using their WHMCS to create and reply to tickets. Have you been emailing tickets or using WHMCS Freedom VPN?

    July 22, 2010 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
  169. @Bryan: What do you think?…

    July 22, 2010 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  170. They’ve answered my tickets too. I’m happy now. ;) Freedom VPN, hope you get yourself sorted too.

    July 22, 2010 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
  171. Geraldine H:

    Ordered with paypal, and immediately after paying and clicking “Continue to RackVM”, I was logged in and able to start managing my services. Less than 1 minute later I received my server login in email. So the instant activation is really nice.

    However my ubuntu build didn’t have apt-get installed by default. I rebuilt the OS again from the SolusVM control panel and it was loaded correctly the second time. No idea what happened there.

    Been getting good speeds on program installs and updates (5-8MB/s) so I am pretty happy so far. Nice speed and quick setup is all I ask for with a low end VPS. Time will tell on the uptime :)

    July 22, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  172. earl:

    you would think people would be grateful when a provider is willing to offer his services for so low.. I think you have to be realistic with your expectations, what is Ben making, less than 3 cents a day? I can understand your frustration if your VPS is not working, but it seems a bit much when you start requesting for features to be enabled instantly..

    July 22, 2010 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
  173. Sandro:

    so he is the only one working there? You’re all referring to ben only :P

    July 22, 2010 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
  174. Jack and Jamie are also part of the team.

    July 22, 2010 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
  175. Sorry I mean Jake

    July 22, 2010 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
  176. david:

    Just an FYI for anyone else wanting to order from rackvm using Google Checkout. While they’ve got ads on wht saying they accept it as a payment method, it looks like they no longer do. Credit cards are UK only, and otherwise it’s just paypal or moneybookers.

    July 23, 2010 @ 1:15 am | Reply
  177. Dufu:

    Anyone got RDNS setup correctly? It’s been 4 days now but they still have’nt managed to get it setup correctly, they blame their upstream provider.

    July 23, 2010 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  178. Garasi:

    Want try buy 1 :)

    July 23, 2010 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
  179. C:

    So im still online, it restarted allright after the service.
    A little bit laggy on SSH got some good speeds on compiling and downloading stuff.
    It this is still online in 300+ days i’ll be really happy :D

    July 23, 2010 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
  180. David:

    I was able to order earlier today with the coupon code, and my VPS was setup instantly on UK06.

    Also, while it’s not listed during the initial signup, after the order was submitted there’s a Google Checkout payment option in the drop down box now (there wasn’t a few days ago). Not sure if it works, as I used Moneybookers this time. I had wanted to pay with Google Checkout a few days ago, but couldn’t. Maybe this will help someone else out.

    Here’s the package I’m using:

    RackVM xUK-128-VZ VPS (UK)
    OpenVZ, 15GB disk, 150GB monthly bandwidth, 128MB guaranteed RAM, 256MB burstable RAM
    CentOS 5.5 64 bit

    And here’s the unix bench results (Version 5.1.2):

       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 -- #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010
       Machine: x86_64 (x86_64)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
       CPU 0: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz (5400.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       CPU 1: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz (5400.1 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       11:23:39 up 9 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.15, 0.03, 0.01; runlevel
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Sun Jul 25 2010 11:23:39 - 11:51:42
    2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        6649472.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     1369.4 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               1798.6 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        268682.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           84230.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        617683.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              728713.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 161081.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               5198.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   2176.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    342.5 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        1017773.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    6649472.8    569.8
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       1369.4    249.0
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1798.6    418.3
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     268682.6    678.5
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      84230.8    508.9
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     617683.6   1065.0
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     728713.4    585.8
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     161081.4    402.7
    Process Creation                                126.0       5198.5    412.6
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       2176.0    513.2
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        342.5    570.9
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1017773.0    678.5
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         523.4
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Sun Jul 25 2010 11:51:42 - 12:19:54
    2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       13024169.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     2734.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               3445.1 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        198649.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           55815.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        509965.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             1386093.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 335194.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               9314.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3888.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    539.9 lpm   (60.2 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        1812805.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   13024169.1   1116.0
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2734.2    497.1
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3445.1    801.2
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     198649.4    501.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      55815.8    337.3
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     509965.4    879.3
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1386093.6   1114.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     335194.5    838.0
    Process Creation                                126.0       9314.5    739.2
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3888.6    917.1
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        539.9    899.8
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1812805.1   1208.5
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         773.0
    

    So far so good. My expectations for this are low considering the price. If it works out, I hope to use it as a backup server, occasional personal OpenVPN use, and possibly secondary MX and secondary DNS.

    July 25, 2010 @ 6:18 am | Reply
  181. Sandro:

    still valid?

    July 25, 2010 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  182. mina:

    Test yourself.

    July 25, 2010 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
  183. IWTFI:

    @mina are you idiot?
    @Sandro no. discounted.

    July 25, 2010 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
  184. DrFalken:

    Just ordered one, payed via Paypal and instantly setup :)
    Node UK06
    Just a thing I haven’t understand: 1 Year should end 26/07/2011 but the billing period seems 26/07/2010 – 01/07/2011 (the other 25 days ?) :(
    I hope Ben clarify on this

    July 26, 2010 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  185. David:

    @DrFalken, I had a similar thing with my billing. I’m assuming they’re just syncing it up with a full-month billing cycle (1st of the month to the last). So it ends July 1, 2011. Mine was prorated for a partial first month (paid $8.56 instead of $$9.16 for a full year).

    July 26, 2010 @ 8:40 am | Reply
  186. DrFalken:

    @David: You’re right!
    I’ve payed 6.66 Euro instead of 7.15 ;)

    July 26, 2010 @ 8:55 am | Reply
  187. i got this msg when i tried to order
    # The promotion code entered has already been used #

    July 26, 2010 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
  188. techDarko:

    Just got confirmation from RackVM’s support – they have discontinued the discount. Guess I missed it.

    July 27, 2010 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  189. IWTFI:

    my vps node not connecting with solusvm but it’s online. what the f%ck?

    July 28, 2010 @ 9:18 am | Reply
  190. DrFalken:

    @IWTFI No problem here, I use openvz.rackvmcontrol.com to manage my VPS

    July 28, 2010 @ 9:55 am | Reply
  191. IWTFI:

    what’s your node?

    July 28, 2010 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  192. Tom:

    Same thing from UK1 to UK8

    July 28, 2010 @ 10:16 am | Reply
  193. IWTFI:

    yes i’m on UK8

    July 28, 2010 @ 10:28 am | Reply
  194. DrFalken:

    @IWFTI my node is UK08
    Maybe is related to IP address…

    July 28, 2010 @ 10:47 am | Reply
  195. IWTFI:

    someone must fix it soon.

    July 28, 2010 @ 11:08 am | Reply
  196. Jeremy:

    Same issue here. I’m on UK08 as well.

    My VM has been down for a few hours now…

    July 28, 2010 @ 11:40 am | Reply
  197. scyllar:

    I have just canceled my account and got a full refund. I am not comfortable with their vps manager panel.

    July 28, 2010 @ 11:52 am | Reply
  198. We are working to get this resolved I would like to make it perfectly clear that everyones vps server is live and active. If this isn’t the case please submit a ticket as the number of responses on here doesn’t tally with our ticket system.

    July 28, 2010 @ 11:58 am | Reply
  199. Jeremy:

    My VM is back up (apparently the problem was unrelated to the control panel).

    Kudos to Ben for the fast response.

    July 28, 2010 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
  200. David:

    My VPS was originally setup on UK06, but it looks like it got moved to UK08 today, and /proc/cpuinfo reports different CPUs, so I assume it’s a different server. It might have been nice to have been notified of the migration to a new server, but its ok.

    Its been running fine since it was set up. It looks like there have been a few reboots now and then, but it’s come back up right away.

    Support has been able to work through several startup issues with me so far, including setting up reverse dns, allowing access to set the date/time, and enabling the TUN adapter for openvpn. The only open issue I have left is enabling the use of MASQUERADE with iptables (for openvpn). That’s not a high priority, though, and I can wait.

    July 28, 2010 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
  201. LEB-YEARLY
    # The promotion code entered has already been used #

    :D

    July 30, 2010 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
  202. JhonathanM:

    Hi guys, i have my server with them, i asked support to enable tun for openvpn, but im trying to setup openvpn but i cant make it work… i dont know why… could anybody please tell me a tutorial or manual i could follow to get things going?

    Thank you guys.

    July 31, 2010 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  203. @JHONATHANM

    Have you enabled ipv4 forwarding?

    July 31, 2010 @ 5:16 am | Reply
  204. Any such great offers on XEN?

    July 31, 2010 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
  205. *subscribing this thread*

    July 31, 2010 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
  206. Jim Snow:

    the code dont work anymore

    ” # The promotion code entered has already been used # ”

    and its only 100 GB of Bandwith not 150 GB

    August 1, 2010 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
  207. Steve:

    It is 150 GB. I have one.

    August 1, 2010 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
  208. Jim Snow:

    @steve

    when i wrote the comment it was not on the page and the code dont work on a Anualy 128 vps pack and the page

    shows 100 GB

    August 1, 2010 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
  209. @Jim Show The plan you are refering to is the Xen VPS Server which wasn’t included in the offer.

    August 1, 2010 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
  210. Jim Snow:

    @ben

    the plan above states Open Vz VPS

    so i go to the website (http://rackvm.com/vps.html) and the first row is a xUK-128 like stated above for 4 British Pounds but it is not a openVZ because they are there http://openvz.rackvm.com/ wich gives me only a XUK-384 but the code dont work neither

    August 1, 2010 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  211. Steve:

    @Jim

    The offer ended a while back.

    August 1, 2010 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
  212. David:

    @Jim, it’s hard to find the original plan on the vps page. Try using the link that Earl posted at the beginning of the comments:

    https://secure.rackvm.com/cart.php?gid=12

    August 2, 2010 @ 12:03 am | Reply
  213. JhonathanM:

    @Daniel

    Now i did. And i can surf internet, etc. But i still see My home IP address… What could be wrong?, Any ideas anyone?

    Thank you again guys.

    August 2, 2010 @ 3:29 am | Reply
  214. Calvin:

    the code dont work anymore

    # The promotion code entered has already been used #

    OpenVZ VPS Servers – xUK-128-VZ 15GB Disk Space 150GB Bandwidth (server1.)
    » OpenVZ Operating Systems: Debian 5.0 (i386)
    [Edit Configuration]
    £23.93GBP
    (Pro Rata 01/08/2011)

    August 2, 2010 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  215. Jim Snow:

    @JhonathanM

    Openvpn is not possible on Most VPS units and commonly support wont activate it

    I sugest you to install a Squid Web proxy cache with authentication you can surf then over the box with box ip if you follow my Tutorial

    My tutorial is based on Ubuntu 9 ore above

    on a fresh install do

    Apt-get update
    *wait*
    apt-get install Squid mc
    answer with Y(es)
    *wait until finished*
    cd /etc/squid
    rm squid.conf
    *create a new squid.conf with the content belowand modify it to your need*
    #########Squid conf start###########
    http_port Server-ip:3128
    tcp_outgoing_address Server-ip
    icp_port 0
    udp_incoming_address Server-ip
    hierarchy_stoplist cgi-bin ?
    memory_replacement_policy heap LRU
    cache_replacement_policy heap LRU
    access_log /var/log/squid/squid1.log
    refresh_pattern ^ftp: 1440 20% 10080
    refresh_pattern ^gopher: 1440 0% 1440
    refresh_pattern -i (/cgi-bin/|\?) 0 0% 0
    refresh_pattern . 0 20% 4320
    error_directory /usr/share/squid/errors/*Prefered Squid language here*
    hosts_file /etc/hosts
    forwarded_for off
    coredump_dir /var/spool/squid
    acl QUERY urlpath_regex cgi-bin \?
    no_cache deny QUERY
    auth_param basic program /usr/lib/squid/pam_auth
    auth_param basic children 5
    auth_param basic realm “enter a Realm Name here”
    auth_param basic credentialsttl 2 hours
    auth_param basic casesensitive off
    acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
    acl pam src *Server-ip-goes-here*/255.255.255.255
    acl users proxy_auth REQUIRED
    acl pam_users proxy_auth REQUIRED
    http_access allow pam_users
    http_access deny all
    via off
    visible_hostname *Server-ip-goes-here*
    ################Squid.conf end##########
    save file
    then you need a user to login to the squid wenn requestion a website DONT Use Root !!!!
    adduser *A username of your choice*
    for security reasons restrict this user to a squid user only (no shell)
    cd /etc
    mcedit passwd
    edit the users you just created from bin/bash to bin/false
    save file
    cd /etc/init.d
    ./squid reload

    Your are DONE

    open your browser and configure your browser to use a proxy wich is your server ip and port 3128
    if you done all right you should a login Box when requestion a website key in your credentials you created above and all is fine

    Enjoy Surfing over your server

    August 2, 2010 @ 5:32 am | Reply
  216. @Jim Snow: It is totally possible to run OpenVPN on a VPS I have it running on 4 of my servers, three of them are on OpenVZ and one is in Xen. It is easier to do it on a Xen server because, the iptables are fully functional from the beginning, but it is just as possible to run them on OpenVZ. Just ask your support team to activate them. I have a server with RackVM, they were very nice to me and activated it without any trouble.

    August 2, 2010 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  217. JhonathanM:

    @Freedom VPN

    DID you use or follow any manual or tutorial to setup OpenVPN on a VPS?, I have all running but the thing is i still see my IP over the IP of the VPN (VPS)… Maybe i miss something?

    Thanks.

    And. @Jim Snow
    Thanks for your help, but what i need is a VPN. Thanks

    August 2, 2010 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
  218. just follow the howto from the openvpn documentation: http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html

    That is what I did, plus you need to have the MASQUERADE option for the iptables enabled in order to hide your home ip behind the server. That is all!
    Hope this helps

    August 2, 2010 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
  219. @Freedom VPN : What Os are you using? If you are using centos try this vpsnoc guide : http://vpsnoc.com/blog/how-to-setup-a-vpn-server-on-a-centos-vps-instantly/.

    August 2, 2010 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
  220. I use Ubuntu. It is a nice script, bu I prefer to do it manually. Thank you!

    August 4, 2010 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  221. JhonathanM:

    @Freedom VPN:
    Hi again, sorry to bother, im a newbie here.
    I follow that openvpn guide, when i do this:
    push “redirect-gateway def1”
    push “dhcp-option DNS 10.8.0.1”
    on server.conf in /etc/openvpn/
    and then iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 10.8.0.0/24 -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
    i cant connect to the server via SSH or openvpn (was working before), so i logged via console in the solusvm panel, and edit server.conf and delete those 2 lines, and restarted openvpn and all start working again,
    so what that means, its something missed?, like somethin of iptables modules in the server side (openvz)? or its in my side?
    what should i tell rackvm support to active besides tun?

    this:
    vzctl set YOUR_VEID –iptables ipt_REJECT –iptables ipt_tos –iptables ipt_TOS –iptables ipt_LOG –iptables ip_conntrack –iptables ipt_limit –iptables ipt_multiport –iptables iptable_filter –iptables iptable_mangle –iptables ipt_TCPMSS –iptables ipt_tcpmss –iptables ipt_ttl –iptables ipt_length –iptables ipt_state –iptables iptable_nat –iptables ip_nat_ftp –save

    Thanks and sorry to bother. :$

    August 6, 2010 @ 5:16 am | Reply
  222. I got annual XEN (custom-quote) and its amazing. So far its been up and serving since a week without any issues. I/O, network, cpu are all good.

    Thanks Ben!

    August 10, 2010 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
  223. JhonathanM:

    Hi guys, i just want to tell that Ben and the support team help me with the issue i had with openvpn. They give me a great support and i will definitely recommend to all you make business with rackvm

    Best regards.

    August 15, 2010 @ 5:28 am | Reply
  224. David:

    Ben from RackVM also worked with me until everything was right. Very professional and polite. I’m pleased with my vps there.

    August 15, 2010 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  225. Hey David,
    Can you give me OpenVPV installation tutorial :D

    August 15, 2010 @ 6:11 am | Reply
  226. David:

    Hi Minh. I’m sorry I don’t have a tutorial.

    August 15, 2010 @ 6:54 am | Reply
  227. LEB-YEARLY is gone over, right?

    August 25, 2010 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  228. Pascal:

    Things are going pretty bad now. My VPS has been unreachable most of the time of yesterday and today. Today I can ssh into the VPS but any command just times out. SolusVM also reports the VPS as being shutdown, but I cannot boot it. I submitted a support ticket yesterday, but still no response.

    Anyone else experiencing this problems? I’m on the UK02 node.

    August 28, 2010 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  229. scyllar:

    @Pascal, too bad to hear that, though I have already cancelled my a/c within the first few days. Hope you will get back your VPS asap.

    August 29, 2010 @ 3:13 am | Reply
  230. Im in due of invoice payment, but I can not make any payment using Paypal.
    There is a message that the recipient email ( RackVM ) is not available.
    Does someone have this issue to?

    August 29, 2010 @ 3:30 am | Reply
  231. David:

    @Pascal, my RackVM vps is working fine, but it’s on UK00 according to the control panel.

    @Erawan, I received an email from them on Aug. 5, 2010 that said they were having problems with PayPal, and that while they were working on it, they were asking clients to move to Google Checkout or MoneyBookers. I’m using MoneyBookers already and paid annually.

    August 29, 2010 @ 3:58 am | Reply
  232. @David
    Thank you for the information. But currently I don’t have a moneybooker account, as for Google Checkout, it works slowly with my Credit Card. Just in case I can not make a payment, then my VPS subscription with RackVM will be ended. :(
    Well, maybe I have to create a Google Checkout Account now.

    August 29, 2010 @ 4:22 am | Reply
  233. @Pascal: Had same problems on node UK02. I have submitted a support ticket, and my problem was solved by moving me on another node. Thanks Ben :)

    August 29, 2010 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
  234. scyllar:

    @Sorin, Glad to see they fixed it quickly, good support.

    BTW, anyone can tell me if they’ve set up SSL for control panel yet? Thanks.

    August 30, 2010 @ 3:23 am | Reply
  235. Pascal:

    @scyllar, no they still didn’t.

    August 30, 2010 @ 7:41 am | Reply
  236. scyllar:

    @Pascal
    Thanks for that, I think they really should set up SSL (EVEN SELF CA) for the c/p. It’s easy & cheap (EVEN FREE), so I don’t see why they just didn’t.

    I’m happy to see this provider to stand / grow as long as possible and provide great service while they also make money from it ;)

    August 30, 2010 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  237. @Erawan Google Checkout is slow? Well do you mean the 15min wait interval AFTER you process your order through Google Checkout? I also found this annoying but according to Google Checkout Team, its a grace period for the buyer to still cancel the order IF he wants to.

    August 31, 2010 @ 4:37 am | Reply
  238. Just like to post an update. My VPS with RackVM is running beautifully. For ~US$10/year, I’m very happy!

    August 31, 2010 @ 5:08 am | Reply
  239. josh:

    Can I have a new promo code? I want buy vps at £6. :)

    thanks

    August 31, 2010 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  240. graeme:

    Well, it looks like the thoughts above regarding profitability might have come home to roost. RackVM have disappeared, taking their customer sites and data with them (including mine).

    A little birdy tells me that one of their providers has “switched off their equipment” but was unwilling to comment further.

    Ben, are you out there?

    September 2, 2010 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  241. AlexuSSS:

    rackvm is dead!!! SCAM

    September 2, 2010 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  242. rackvm.com is unreachable!!!

    September 4, 2010 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  243. Goran:

    What is the moral of this story? :) If support is not responsive, the `deal` is most surely a fraud. It is a litmus test for new hosts.

    Thanks!

    September 14, 2010 @ 4:07 am | Reply
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