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RockMyWeb – $7 512MB OpenVZ VPS Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 9, 2010 @ 12:53 pm, by LowEndAdmin

RockMyWeb Mark from VirtuallyDedicated/RockMyWeb emailed me their new LowEndBox special$7/month will get you the following package

  • 512MB memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/VPSGrid

Servers are in ChicagoSouth Bend, where their new “cluster” is. The package does look very much alike Rizie’s Chicago offer that I posted just a moment ago — same amount of memory, same disk space, monthly data transfer amount, server location, etc. RockMyWeb however is running their own “VPSGrid” and “cloud server” platform, which is glorified OpenVZ VPS with extra features, such as high availability failover, load balancing, and instant upgrades, according to their FAQ. $1/month more expensive though.

RockMyWeb/VirtuallyDedicated has been around for quite a while.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

19 Comments

  1. What is the CPU units offered for this exclusive offer? Which DC in Chicago?

    Below is ping and traceroute from Malaysia: –

    # ping -c 10 208.53.145.23
    PING 208.53.145.23 (208.53.145.23) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=0 ttl=54 time=262 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=285 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=277 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=4 ttl=54 time=287 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=5 ttl=54 time=282 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=6 ttl=54 time=283 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=7 ttl=54 time=263 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=8 ttl=54 time=255 ms
    64 bytes from 208.53.145.23: icmp_seq=9 ttl=54 time=258 ms
    
    --- 208.53.145.23 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 9 received, 10% packet loss, time 9032ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 255.718/272.965/287.113/11.955 ms, pipe 2
    
    # traceroute 208.53.145.23
    traceroute to 208.53.145.23 (208.53.145.23), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
     1  *.*.*.* (*.*.*.*)  0.566 ms  0.473 ms  0.349 ms
     2  219.93.218.176 (219.93.218.176)  7.263 ms  10.508 ms  9.298 ms
     3  49.60.in-addr.arpa.tm.net.my (60.49.55.9)  21.727 ms  24.536 ms  22.559 ms
     4  10.55.192.26 (10.55.192.26)  254.846 ms  256.367 ms  255.464 ms
     5  paix.99.xe-0-1-0.cr1.pao1.us.nlayer.net (198.32.176.13)  287.543 ms  289.773 ms 308.246 ms
     6  * ae1-50g.cr1.sfo1.us.nlayer.net (69.22.143.169)  311.504 ms  314.410 ms
         MPLS Label=531134 CoS=2 TTL=1 S=1
     7  te1-1.ar1.slc1.us.nlayer.net (69.22.142.96)  291.475 ms  313.582 ms  292.315 ms
         MPLS Label=306 CoS=2 TTL=1 S=1
     8  xe-2-1-0.cr1.ord1.us.nlayer.net (69.22.142.101)  291.675 ms  301.390 ms  284.434 ms
         MPLS Label=315438 CoS=2 TTL=1 S=1
     9  ae0-30g.cr2.ord1.us.nlayer.net (69.31.111.154)  298.921 ms  310.249 ms  316.545 ms
    10  as30058.xe-2-0-5.ar1.ord1.us.nlayer.net (69.31.110.90)  262.296 ms  279.407 ms  283.616 ms
    11  66.90.127.177 (66.90.127.177)  287.155 ms  288.110 ms  285.687 ms
    12  v13.virtuallydedicated.com (67.159.5.13)  287.360 ms  281.896 ms  284.449 ms
    13  * 208.53.145.23 (208.53.145.23)  258.468 ms  283.977 ms
    
    October 9, 2010 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  2. Jamie:

    There’s been awful lot of Chicago based lowend VPSs lately.

    October 9, 2010 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
  3. Adri:

    Need more Xen or Vmware or KVM :D

    October 9, 2010 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  4. I’ve been with RockMyWeb.com a.k.a VirtuallyDedicated.com since they made an offer via LEB http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/virtuallydedicated-153-months-openvz-vps-with-384mb/.

    The package offered comes with no burst RAM (the one with burst RAM cost $10/mo) and they are using VPSGrid for their VPS control panel.

    The only downtime I’ve experience is when they bought new machine and move me from east coast Data Center to a new one and got a new IP so I have to adjust things.

    To sum up, based on their service to me and our communication via e-mail about several delicate things that I can’t post in this forum, Mark is honest and I’m a satisfied customer. :)

    October 9, 2010 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
  5. @Jamie that’s because FDC is located in Chigaco and they are cheap but their network is not really any good.

    October 9, 2010 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  6. Hello,

    Just to clarify, our new DC does not use FDCServers. This is just where our web site is hosted. You can traceroute/ping cloud.rockmyweb.net for the new DC. It is hosted outside of Chicago on mainly Level3 bandwidth.

    Thank you.

    October 9, 2010 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
    • Are you sure? I get mostly Cogent.

      tracert cloud.rockmyweb.net

      Tracing route to cloud.rockmyweb.net [67.214.182.68]
      over a maximum of 30 hops:
      
        1    41 ms    99 ms    99 ms  BThomehub.home [192.168.1.254]
        2    22 ms    23 ms    22 ms  213.120.155.229
        3    24 ms    23 ms    24 ms  213.120.155.158
        4    23 ms    24 ms    23 ms  213.120.161.18
        5    23 ms    23 ms    23 ms  217.41.222.26
        6    23 ms    23 ms    23 ms  217.41.222.178
        7    23 ms    22 ms    23 ms  acc1-10GigE-0-7-0-4.bm.21cn-ipp.bt.net [109.159.
      248.70]
        8    30 ms    42 ms    31 ms  core-te0-4-0-4.ealing.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.248
      .9]
        9    30 ms    31 ms    59 ms  transit1-xe0-0-0.ealing.ukcore.bt.net [62.6.200.
      106]
       10    31 ms    31 ms    31 ms  t2c1-ge8-0-0.uk-eal.eu.bt.net [166.49.168.17]
       11    31 ms    36 ms    31 ms  t2c2-p3-0-0.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net [166.49.208.210]
       12    32 ms    31 ms    31 ms  t2a1-ge7-0-0.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net [166.49.135.110]
      
       13    30 ms    31 ms    32 ms  te9-8.ccr01.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.14
      .49]
       14    34 ms    32 ms    34 ms  te4-2.ccr02.lon02.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.1.
      202]
       15   109 ms   106 ms   105 ms  te0-1-0-5.ccr22.ymq02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
      .42.49]
       16   115 ms   115 ms   115 ms  te0-3-0-2.ccr22.yyz02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
      .25.33]
       17   127 ms   127 ms   127 ms  te8-1.ccr01.buf02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.27.
      70]
       18   148 ms   123 ms   123 ms  te4-1.ccr01.tol01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.5.2
      29]
       19   126 ms   126 ms   126 ms  te4-2.ccr01.sbn01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.7.1
      54]
       20   138 ms   138 ms   138 ms  38.104.216.6
       21   126 ms   138 ms   125 ms  . [67.214.172.2]
       22   125 ms   124 ms   124 ms  cloud3k.rockmyweb.net [67.214.182.68]
      
      Trace complete.
      

      And an rWHOIS on the IP ( http://whois.domaintools.com/67.214.182.68 ) shows you are in Colo Store which is South Bend, Indiana – it’s not even in the same state as Chicago – it’s on the other side of the water.

      October 9, 2010 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
      • mina:

        Its about 50-50 between Cogent/Level3 on their upstream( http://www.robtex.com/as/as12260.html#asinfo )according to BGP announces.

        October 10, 2010 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
        • So it is not “mainly Level 3” and it’s not “in Chicago”.

          October 10, 2010 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
        • Hello,

          It is mostly Level3 as stated in that graph. We find about 70% of routes go through Level3. Sure you will have some go through Cogent but mostly it picks the best route for the user.

          As I said it is outside of Chicago not in Chicago. Dark fiber is used to deliver bandwidth from Chicago to our datacenter. You should find barely any difference between us and any provider in Chicago and you will find that most providers that claim Chicago are also outside of the city limits.

          October 10, 2010 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
  7. dyn:

    RockMyWeb is a good company, i had 2 VPS with them for a year or so, never had any issues. I think i didn’t open more than 2 tickets in all that time. Glad to see new offers! :)

    October 10, 2010 @ 2:25 am | Reply
    • Thanks for the kind words! Glad you are satisfied with our service.

      October 10, 2010 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
  8. almost 1 and half year with rockmyweb.com and as their name. its rock your vps with best.

    October 12, 2010 @ 1:39 am | Reply
  9. Richard:

    Mark,

    Do you have an option to choose OS on the “LowEndBox special” page?

    October 13, 2010 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      You can choose the operating system in the control panel after the ordering process. If you can’t find the OS your looking for we can most always add it. We have the standard offerings available all ready though.

      Thank you,
      Mark

      October 13, 2010 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  10. Anyone bought this offer or any offer from their website? If yes, please show the /proc/cpuinfo output. However, I can’t find any money guarantee back from here or their website. Thanks :)

    October 15, 2010 @ 1:36 am | Reply
  11. Hello Wing,

    Maybe I can help you out with a question? You can always email us at sales@rockmyweb.net if you have a question. The CPU offering on the lowendbox plan allows for you to burst to an entire CPU. If you need to use more than one CPU then your most likely better off upgrading to a larger plan. We don’t allow 4-CPU bursts on our low end plans, however I don’t see what benefit that would be for a normal user except for a 10 minute benchmark. As if you were bursting to multiple CPUs with any provider with a plan around $7 your most likely to get suspended very quickly.

    You will find that our dedicated CPU resources will be better than any one else in our price range.

    Thank you,

    Devon

    October 15, 2010 @ 5:39 am | Reply

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