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RethinkVPS - $5.95 128MB OpenVZ VPS

RethinkVPS Jon from RethinkVPS pointed me to this current WHT offer, where you can choose between either double memory or double disk. Their “VPS1.0” package is $5.95/month (which is significantly more expensive than their launch offer). Order link here.

  • 128MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
    (2x memory with promo code GIVEMETHERAM)
  • 15GB storage
    (2x disk space with promo code GIVEMETHEHDD)
  • Unmetered bandwidth on 100Mbps link (sorry, not Gbps)
  • 2 IP addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

I believe they have their VPS in Scranton PA with BurstNet. Their website however has moved to Awknet since early December. For its DDoS protection I guess? The 1Gbps unmetered feature is indeed interesting, and I wonder what kind of crowd would this offer attract? Domain has been registered since October 2010 with consecutive NS. Updated: RethinkVPS has confirmed that their VPS products are also hosted in Los Angeles (Awknet as well?)

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  1. Soult:

    That will surely draw the file hosting/file sharing crowd. I wonder what speeds will actually be possible on this supposed 1 Gbps link. Anyone care to test?

    January 20, 2011 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
  2. We aren’t with BurstNet anymore and haven’t been for along time, we are located in LA.

    January 20, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
  3. is that true 1gbps as you say lea let see how crowded the bandwith is.

    January 20, 2011 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
  4. Sorry but I aren’t sure where you got the 1Gb/s from we are on a 100Mb/s.

    January 20, 2011 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
    • bob:

      From your Webhostingtalk.com ad:

      “Connection Port: 1GB (1000MB)”

      January 21, 2011 @ 9:04 pm | Reply
  5. Arthur:

    I find that if you happens to be sharing a server with someone doing torrent seeding, the I/O would be so bad that the only thing you could use that VPS for, is a seedbox.

    I doubt bandwidth would be a problem. Given the 15GB storage it is probably something in the range of 4x to 8x HDD RAID10 which if given torrent access pattern, can’t go very far, which I guess no more than 250mbps when harddrive I/O fully saturated.

    January 20, 2011 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      They host on DDOS protected hosting, because they are getting ddos for more then 1Gbps? Yeah right.
      Try to use 5TB of BW and report back when they suspend you for bw overuse on Burst’s METERED 1Gbps server :D

      January 20, 2011 @ 5:55 pm | Reply
  6. Tom we are NOT with Burst, we have moved from them.

    January 20, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
  7. We also don’t allow Torrent servers.

    January 20, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  8. Satish:

    They do not have 1Gbps port speed. I talked to them and they have 100mbs

    January 20, 2011 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
  9. Tom, last time I checked DDOS doesn’t have to be about saturating the bandwidth it can quiet easily exhaust the services running on the servers targeted such as eating up all available listening process’s on Apache for instance

    January 20, 2011 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
  10. Just to clarify the post is incorrect. We are on a 100mpbs Unmetered port. And @Tom we are truly unmetered. You would never be suspended for using bandwidth.

    Torrents are not allowed on our services unless it is 100% legal content which we find us normally NOT the case.

    January 20, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
    • So if i setup a Ubuntu mirror on a vps you would not have a problem with the bandwidth usage? Or a speedtest server.

      January 21, 2011 @ 12:10 am | Reply
  11. Ryan, why then does the WHY thread also mention that it’s unmetered on a 1GB port?
    VPS1.0 Package-
    Dedicated RAM: 128MB
    Burstable RAM: 512MB
    Disk Space: 15GB
    Bandwidth: UNMETERED
    IP Addresses: 2 (IPv4)
    Connection Port: 1GB (1000MB)
    DDOS Protection: CISCO™ GUARD

    January 20, 2011 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  12. With regarding to 1Gbps reference — it is taken from their WHT offer page:

    VPS1.0 Package-
    Dedicated RAM: 128MB
    Burstable RAM: 512MB
    Disk Space: 15GB
    Bandwidth: UNMETERED
    IP Addresses: 2 (IPv4)
    Connection Port: 1GB (1000MB)
    DDOS Protection: CISCO™ GUARD

    January 21, 2011 @ 12:05 am | Reply
    • Awknet has their own rolled DDOS filtering. If it’s LA w/ cisco guard it’ll be burstnet.


      January 21, 2011 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
  13. dave:

    anyone who sign up can do a speedtest ?

    January 21, 2011 @ 6:56 am | Reply
  14. That was posted by Jon and he is misinformed and we haven’t been able to contact him to change it.

    January 21, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  15. I apologize about the confusion, I have requested WHT admins to change the advertisement to 100MB/s connection port. So with this being said, please let me take the time to correct the confusion:

    -All VPS’s on this current node use 100mb/s.

    -We are not hosted with BurstNET (and never will be again), nor are we hosted with Awknet. Instead we are protected by a provider based in LA, and they were able to sustain the massive attacks. Within a few days of moving, the attacks seized, and gave up. We are still with them for the main reason of preventing the same problem from happening twice.

    -Myself and the management team is discussing the possibility of deploying another node somewhere in UK/Germany. More information will be provided when made available.

    -We have clients that have consumed large amounts of bandwidth, higher than a TB, with no effects on the server. As long as the traffic is legal (which it is in this case), your account WILL NEVER BE SUSPENDED DUE TO BANDWIDTH. However, if found you are using a Seedbox, or using for Torrents or illegal use, we then will take appropriate measures.

    If you have anymore questions, feel free to post here, and I will be actively monitoring this thread.

    Warmest Regards,

    Jon Beard

    January 21, 2011 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
  16. JP:

    Is the 128/512 RAM before applying the GIVEMETHERAM coupon or after? (Same question for disk space too).

    January 21, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  17. Banana:

    can I use openvpn on my vps?

    January 27, 2011 @ 6:08 am | Reply
  18. anarchy:

    i like their server very fast for me and support is frendly i like it…recommended RETHINK

    January 30, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  19. Wilson:

    Bad company. Block the 25 port (don´t mention in the signup form) and don´t provide refound. Not recommended.

    February 16, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
    • Sam Wilkinson:

      We block port 25 due to VPS’s spamming, there are many different ways to do this. We do offer a refund just a 7 day money back refund and you had passed the 7 day limit.

      February 21, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
  20. Sam Wilkinson:

    By do this I mean send emails alternatively, sorry for not making that clear.

    February 21, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  21. C Angell:

    “You have asked Firefox to connect securely to billing.rethinkvps.com, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure.”

    I was on the hook until here

    February 22, 2011 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
  22. Mike:

    Are tor (non-exit) nodes allowed?

    March 12, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  23. Manuel Parra:

    Is a torrent server allowed?

    June 26, 2012 @ 9:32 am | Reply

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