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SemoWeb – $12/Year 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Orlando, Florida

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 28, 2013 @ 10:16 pm, by Liam

SemoWebAfter 6 + months of not offering Orlando Specials: Dustin, from SemoWeb, is back at it. This includes the ‘limited time $12/year’ VPS and a new 2GB plan. When these offers were submitted, they were exclusive to LowEndBox.

#SemoWeb $12/Year

  • 256MB RAM
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 15GB Diskspace
  • 300GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbit Port Speed
  • 1x IPᴠ4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $12/Year | Order Link
#SemoWeb 2GB RAM

  • 2048MB RAM + 2560MB Burst
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 100GB Diskspace
  • 4000GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbit Port Speed
  • 1x IPᴠ4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5.99/Month | Order Link

SemoWeb LLC have been around for a few years now and have been featured on LowEndBox numerous times. Their nodes in Orlando are equipped with the E3-1230 CPU, 4x Physical Cores & 4x Logical Cores (8x Cores), and their diskspace is protected by Hardware RAID-10. The node it self runs on a 1Gbps port, but to avoid congestion, VPS are limited to 100Mbps. Additional savings can be made if you prepay. These are “Limited Time Promotions” but as of yet, Justin does not have an expiration date. Reviews on their last offer was mixed; mainly due to the LA network. How is your service performing?

SemoWeb accept all major credit cards and Paypal through 2checkout. They also accept payments via alertpay. Their VPS products are not eligible for trials/refunds. Whilst their datacenter supports IPv6, SemoWeb do not yet offer it. Servers will be provisioned instantly upon completion of payment. Backups are not taken, so you’re responsible for your data. For more information, take a look at their Terms of Service.

Network Information:

These specials are located in Orlando, Florida with HostDime.

Test IPv4: 72.29.87.105
Test File: 128MB 512MB 1GB 2GB

111 Comments

  1. From china aliyun cloudhosting.

    |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |                                      WinMTR statistics                                   |
    |                       Host              -   %  | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
    |------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
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    |                            10.200.252.2 -    0 |    8 |    8 |    0 |    0 |    1 |    0 |
    |                           119.38.221.10 -    0 |    8 |    8 |    0 |    0 |    0 |    0 |
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    | ten-7-4.edge1.level3.mco01.hostdime.com -    0 |    8 |    8 |  201 |  201 |  204 |  201 |
    |         72-29-87-105.static.dimenoc.com -    0 |    8 |    8 |  201 |  201 |  201 |  201 |
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       WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider
    May 28, 2013 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
  2. Jack:

    Liam it’s Dustin isn’t it not Justin?

    May 28, 2013 @ 10:59 pm | Reply
    • My name is indeed Dustin, no big deal.

      May 29, 2013 @ 1:59 am | Reply
      • Sorry Dustin!

        May 29, 2013 @ 7:44 am | Reply
        • Matthew B:

          Also:

          All VPS offers need to provide a Test IP and Test File for each location that we publish in relation to your offer. These must be hosted on your servers, and the IPs must be routed to your servers. We will not accept the general Test IPs and Test Files of a datacenter. Furthermore, if you own your IP range we are interested in knowing this as well.

          They are HostDime’s test IP and test files not SemoWebs.

          May 29, 2013 @ 10:44 am | Reply
        • Jack:

          Matthew you are such a huge dick, why didn’t you post your ‘website’ with your comment?

          You sit there and slag other providers off and it’s annoying me.

          May 29, 2013 @ 10:46 am | Reply
        • plman:

          indeed, i have seen this behavior too. i will never be purchase from lovevps now.

          May 29, 2013 @ 12:42 pm | Reply
        • Liam, No worries.

          May 29, 2013 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
        • Matthew B:

          The reason I don’t post the website that I work for when I don’t need to is so not to hurt other providers. I am sure you would be first to jump (which infact you where – with your signature) when I make a mistake.

          If I wanted to, I would use the one which has LoveVPS linked into it, and a logo, but simply I would prefer not to. I was pointing out a mistake within the ad. Sorry Jack, but you would be the first to do it if you noticed.

          I use these test IPs day in day out, I remember them off by heart, so I am the first to notice.

          May 29, 2013 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
        • Matthew B:

          Also @Jack, I have used SemoWeb in the past, and have been on speaking terms with Dustin for a while. My service at SemoWeb network wise, actually made me choose HostDime in the first place, so before you go jumping in with your misguided and deluded posts. In no way did I reply to semoweb, I noticed a mistake in the ad and commented, how else am I supposed to do it?

          May 29, 2013 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
  3. anar:

    Can you added Skrill as payment to sir

    May 29, 2013 @ 12:31 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      I’ve actually never heard of Skrill.. apparently Moneybookers re-branded? ATM we do not accept it..

      Though we accept 2checkout, paypal, payza.. I’m sure one of those works for you?

      May 29, 2013 @ 1:59 am | Reply
      • esyede:

        can i have reseller plan for this offer?

        June 1, 2013 @ 9:04 am | Reply
        • Hello,

          You can always resell our products (there is not discounts) but touch base with our sales team we’ll help get you started.

          June 5, 2013 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
  4. If $12/y in Los Angeles will better:)

    May 29, 2013 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  5. For China, the speed in general, the price is not very cheap!

    May 29, 2013 @ 1:18 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      What type of pricing are you expecting? $12/Year is pretty reasonable… And $5.99/Month for 2GB is being generous I’d say?

      May 29, 2013 @ 1:56 am | Reply
  6. Greg:

    Either there are none left or the sign-ups not working properly for the $12 deal. I try to add to cart then I get more expensive options, and the cheap deal is never in the cart.

    May 29, 2013 @ 2:30 am | Reply
  7. HalleyYu:

    the price is good :)
    BTW,the chinese guys have occupied LEB now…

    May 29, 2013 @ 3:08 am | Reply
    • Hey be nice ;-P

      By the way, our LA location provides _excellent_ connectivity to China

      June 1, 2013 @ 1:51 am | Reply
  8. Spencer:

    Be careful, even if you dont have any active servies they will continue to spam you. They say you can submit a ticket to get off the list. How about you dont e-mail inactive clients? Ill continue to mark as spam

    May 29, 2013 @ 3:18 am | Reply
    • Spencer,

      If you become our client whether inactive/active you WILL be e-mailed… it’s very simple to reply to an e-mail stating that you no longer wish to be e-mailed/removed from the mailing list…

      Also, most of our e-mails no by default have unsubscribe links…

      May 29, 2013 @ 4:53 am | Reply
  9. Greg:

    OK worked on the second attempt

    May 29, 2013 @ 4:11 am | Reply
  10. Hover:

    What OSs are available for 12/year VPS?

    May 29, 2013 @ 4:47 am | Reply
    • Hello Hover,

      Many OS are available — CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian etc.. you can reinstall via the control panel that we supply (SolusVM)

      Should you require a OS that is not in our array of templates just open a ticket and we may add it just for you!

      May 29, 2013 @ 4:55 am | Reply
      • Hover:

        Thank you for the quick response! Are PPP/TUN/TAP supported?

        May 29, 2013 @ 5:03 am | Reply
        • Great question! Yes!

          If you have any issues, just open a support ticket (Staffed 24/7)

          Thank You!

          May 29, 2013 @ 5:40 am | Reply
        • David:

          Dustin, I’ve wrote ticket about it, please check the #967416.

          May 29, 2013 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
        • David:

          It’s already done. Good support. :-)

          May 29, 2013 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
        • David,

          I’m very happy! You keep me updated should we fail to satisfy you.

          My e-mail dustin@semoweb.com

          Thank You!

          May 30, 2013 @ 3:05 am | Reply
  11. Robbert:

    Debian 7 is available?

    May 29, 2013 @ 6:11 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      We should have it! If you notice that we do not, just open a ticket and we’ll add it for sure!

      May 29, 2013 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
  12. mucek4:

    It says “IRC server is absolutely forbidden” on your TOS. What about IRC client / bouncer?

    May 29, 2013 @ 8:45 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Same question.

      May 29, 2013 @ 8:55 am | Reply
    • Great question, that would also be forbidden.

      May 29, 2013 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
      • mucek4:

        Thanks for the answer. So any connect from your server to IRC network is not allowed.
        I was planing setting up a Jenkins that reports and takes command from IRC.

        Thanks anyway.

        May 29, 2013 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  13. Dendo:

    Is it possible to run Sun’s JVM and JBoss, with MySQL and nginx on the 2GB box? (Not any other JVM or servers, exactly this combination)?

    May 29, 2013 @ 9:07 am | Reply
  14. Qxi:

    Where can I find the link to order 12/year?

    May 29, 2013 @ 11:28 am | Reply
  15. Could someone post a network speed benchmark?

    May 29, 2013 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
    • David:

      root@srv:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      –2013-05-29 18:41:52– 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 4.81M/s in 19s

      2013-05-29 18:42:12 (5.13 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      root@srv:~#

      May 29, 2013 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
  16. Steve:

    Just tried to drder, and i got a 403 error on the billing page. :(

    May 29, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  17. Roph:

    I’m happy enough with my little 12/yr Semoweb box I got with their previous offer.

    May 29, 2013 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  18. skizoid:

    there is any LA nodes for 12/yr?

    May 29, 2013 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
  19. nunim:

    No IPv6? When??? Otherwise looks like a great offer. I have a hard time buying non-ipv6 vps’s these days, especially OVZ. I have seen the Semo backup system though and it’s frankly awesome to have access to.

    May 29, 2013 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
    • IPv6 is not something we have a *set ETA* on how ever it’s certainly in the works :)

      May 30, 2013 @ 3:08 am | Reply
  20. Lynn:

    Great support system! This is my first vps and I installed WordPress vis Kloxo. It took up my 256mb memory/ram though “279.74 MB of 512 MB Used / 232.26 MB Free”.

    May 30, 2013 @ 3:03 am | Reply
    • Lynn,

      I’m happy to hear things are working out, you’re doing _very_ well since this is your first VPS.. there is nothing like being up and running with a solid webhost.

      I’m confident you’ll continue to enjoy the level of service SemoWeb provides.

      We sincerely value your business.

      May 30, 2013 @ 3:07 am | Reply
      • Lynn:

        No problem! After some googling I bought my ram down to 50mb. Voila! Thanks for the fast service!

        May 30, 2013 @ 3:39 am | Reply
  21. Allen:

    Can you please explain why IRC is forbidden, even a simple bouncer? I use 3 or 4 channels on a small network, with hardly any traffic. Thanks.

    May 31, 2013 @ 12:48 am | Reply
    • They attract abuse, anyhow if it’s personal go ahead.. if we notice abuse then we’ll have to take action.

      June 1, 2013 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  22. Awesome service so far, excellent ping times to caribbean

    May 31, 2013 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  23. IvanY:

    Just signed up! Unfortunately I didn’t see Debian 7 among the OS for me to reinstall. Opened a ticket,will see if I need to stick with Deb6 for now. Anyhow, the box and network are excellent so far.

    May 31, 2013 @ 6:05 am | Reply
  24. 10 hours passed since I tried to signup and was sent to maxmind que and no resolve on the issue yet.

    May 31, 2013 @ 8:37 am | Reply
  25. shastada:

    Anyone running an OpenVPN install on this? I signed up last night and was trying to set it up but I can’t seem to connect from my client to the openvpn server. I enabled Tun/Tap and PPP from the management area, any idea if semoweb is setup to allow NAT in their VZ.conf? Or do I need to open a ticket to request that?

    May 31, 2013 @ 11:16 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      Open a ticket, we’ll get this sorted out for you!

      We appreciate your business and look forward to hearing from you.

      June 1, 2013 @ 1:56 am | Reply
  26. I bought the small one with 256MB RAM, 2 hours ago. This is the UnixBench result.

    ========================================================================
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: mon1: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-042stab074.10 -- #1 SMP Fri Mar 1 09:18:44 MSK 2013
       Machine: i686 (i386)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       15:14:48 up 4 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.27, 0.07, 0.02; runlevel 2
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Fri May 31 2013 15:14:48 - 15:42:54
    4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       25861707.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     3567.0 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               4293.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        757411.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          217430.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1811913.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             1739992.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 162891.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              12279.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8831.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2120.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        2010263.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   25861707.4   2216.1
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3567.0    648.5
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4293.2    998.4
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     757411.7   1912.7
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     217430.4   1313.8
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1811913.1   3124.0
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1739992.8   1398.7
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     162891.9    407.2
    Process Creation                                126.0      12279.5    974.6
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8831.0   2082.8
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2120.8   3534.7
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2010263.3   1340.2
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1409.9
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Fri May 31 2013 15:42:54 - 16:11:18
    4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       56269426.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                    12974.1 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                              15476.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        748538.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          207009.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2127497.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             4438857.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 593534.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              42847.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  25822.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3134.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        4981544.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   56269426.9   4821.7
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      12974.1   2358.9
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0      15476.1   3599.1
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     748538.0   1890.2
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     207009.0   1250.8
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2127497.5   3668.1
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4438857.3   3568.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     593534.5   1483.8
    Process Creation                                126.0      42847.0   3400.6
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      25822.1   6090.1
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3134.4   5224.0
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4981544.7   3321.0
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3060.5
    
    
    May 31, 2013 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
  27. Christopher:

    Just Bought a 256MB Box, Payment took quite long show up as “payed”, server still pending.
    ID #15719

    June 1, 2013 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
    • Christopher:

      after contacting Dustin they brought up my server wthin 30 minutes, all in all i had to wait amost 4 hours, thats a little bit too much :/

      June 1, 2013 @ 6:42 pm | Reply
      • Christopher,

        Did I reply to you via e-mail or did my techs situate everything for you? I do not recall e-mailing you.

        June 1, 2013 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
      • Christopher:

        o, after some struggeling they managed to get the server up running so i was able to make some benchmarks:

        SPEEDTEST:
        wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        2013-06-02 01:03:44 (10.4 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved 
        
        wget http://ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip
        2013-06-02 01:09:55 (8.54 MB/s) - `100MB.zip' saved
        
        wget http://uk.edis.at/100MB.test
        2013-06-02 01:11:21 (7.04 MB/s) - `100MB.test' saved
        
        UNIXBENCH:
        
           BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)
        
           System: svndeploy: GNU/Linux
           OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-308.8.2.el5.028stab101.1 -- #1 SMP Sun Jun 24 20:25:35 MSD 2012
           Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
           Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
           CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.9 bogomips)
                  Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
           CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.2 bogomips)
                  Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
           CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.3 bogomips)
                  Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
           CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz (6385.5 bogomips)
                  Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
           21:29:32 up 14 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.17, 0.52, 0.30; runlevel 2
        
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Benchmark Run: Sat Jun 01 2013 21:29:32 - 22:06:24
        4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
        
        Dhrystone 2 using register variables       35923045.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        Double-Precision Whetstone                     3955.0 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
        Execl Throughput                               5074.0 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
        File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        747606.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
        File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          196001.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
        File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1600781.0 KBps  (30.2 s, 2 samples)
        Pipe Throughput                             1412038.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        Pipe-based Context Switching                 392398.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        Process Creation                              14979.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
        Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7175.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
        Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1884.8 lpm   (60.8 s, 2 samples)
        System Call Overhead                        1217325.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        
        System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
        Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   35923045.8   3078.2
        Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3955.0    719.1
        Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5074.0   1180.0
        File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     747606.1   1887.9
        File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     196001.8   1184.3
        File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1600781.0   2760.0
        Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1412038.5   1135.1
        Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     392398.9    981.0
        Process Creation                                126.0      14979.5   1188.8
        Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7175.8   1692.4
        Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1884.8   3141.3
        System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1217325.4    811.6
                                                                           ========
        System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1457.7
        
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Benchmark Run: Sat Jun 01 2013 22:06:24 - 22:38:08
        4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
        
        Dhrystone 2 using register variables      105085973.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        Double-Precision Whetstone                    14665.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
        Execl Throughput                              15465.4 lps   (29.7 s, 2 samples)
        File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        480127.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
        File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          131759.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
        File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1295926.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
        Pipe Throughput                             4355343.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        Pipe-based Context Switching                1247921.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        Process Creation                              44249.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
        Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  20767.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
        Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2833.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
        System Call Overhead                        3705592.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
        
        System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
        Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  105085973.2   9004.8
        Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14665.7   2666.5
        Execl Throughput                                 43.0      15465.4   3596.6
        File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     480127.7   1212.4
        File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     131759.4    796.1
        File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1295926.2   2234.4
        Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4355343.5   3501.1
        Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    1247921.4   3119.8
        Process Creation                                126.0      44249.2   3511.8
        Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      20767.3   4897.9
        Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2833.2   4722.0
        System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3705592.5   2470.4
                                                                           ========
        System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2934.8
        
        
        
        

        all in all i’m happy with the servers performance at all, tho the support reaction times seem to be a little bit slow… but…. meh – now its up and running smooth

        June 1, 2013 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
    • I was trying to determine what this was, figured it out! It was the service ID.

      June 1, 2013 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
  28. Disk space additions available for the $12/yr plan?

    June 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
    • Hi Joel,

      Yes there is.. we can customize extra space. Just reach out to us via ticket.

      June 1, 2013 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
  29. I have been using their service for last 4 months. Very good service & support :) .. Really happy with them :).. So can recommended..

    June 2, 2013 @ 6:01 am | Reply
    • Jibon,

      We’re so happy to hear this! It’s a pleasure doing business with you.

      Thank you again for allowing us to be your partner.

      June 2, 2013 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  30. Cchi:

    only 40KB/sec on the test files from Europe… I can get 1MB/sec from my VPS in Texas…

    June 2, 2013 @ 9:02 am | Reply
  31. gentle:

    i don`t know anything linux or server management
    just i know ftp upload, import sql file…
    people like me can use this server?
    how starting set?
    do your company help me start setting?

    June 3, 2013 @ 7:24 am | Reply
    • Hello Gentle,

      Our VPS are self managed, meaning you’re responsible for management.. My suggestion to you is installing a free control panel out there that will help kick-start your success! Such as Webmin, Kloxo or similar.

      June 3, 2013 @ 4:03 pm | Reply
  32. IvanY:

    Good day Dustin,

    I have the 12$ VPS, it was fine until 2 days ago, the speed seems unbearably slow when i do update.

    Get:12 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main libqdbm14 amd64 1.8.77-4 [157 kB]
    Get:13 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-security/ squeeze/updates/main libxml2 amd64 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze7 [874 kB]
    Get:14 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main nginx amd64 0.7.67-3+squeeze3 [325 kB]
    Get:15 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-security/ squeeze/updates/main php5-common amd64 5.3.3-7+squeeze15 [557 kB]
    59% [15 php5-common 147 kB/557 kB 26%] 24.6 kB/s 6min 21s

    I will send you an email with the details.

    Thanks!

    June 3, 2013 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
    • IvanY:

      James from your helpdesk helped me to check.
      My VPS seems back to normal speed now. Really appreciate the responsive support that I received today!

      Thanks again! :)

      June 3, 2013 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
      • IvanY,

        Sounds great! I actually have your e-mail as well :) Should you desire the move from LAX to ORL let me know.

        June 4, 2013 @ 1:36 am | Reply
  33. zoko:

    Hello. After reinstalling OS (from Centos to Ubuntu) I can’t ssh in, got “Connection timed out”.
    In VPS control panel “Status: Online”.

    June 3, 2013 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
    • Zoko,

      That sounds like the hostnode is not running CentOS 6.X (Have you touched base with support)?

      June 4, 2013 @ 1:36 am | Reply
      • zoko:

        It turns out that Ubuntu 12.04 not supported on my hostnode. I downgraded to 11 and it works!
        Thanks.

        June 5, 2013 @ 3:14 am | Reply
        • Zoko,

          Sounds good :) Should you really need Ubuntu 12.x we can always move you to a different node just FYI

          June 5, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  34. Initial orders are quick on the $12/year, server was up within an hour. Ticket support is slow for add ons.
    Put in request yesterday for cost for adding extra memory and adding Plesk (don’t care either WHM or Plesk), but got a response saying ‘sent to supervisor’ and that’s it.
    Don’t want to use the free ones, learning a new server mgmt tool was not on my agenda..LOL
    Also the phone number goes to voicemail.

    But then again for $12 a year, can’t expect much.

    June 3, 2013 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      Add-ons are not processed by Support, this requires sales.. Which number did you dial? I want you to expect quality and you deserve to receive it regardless of the price.

      June 4, 2013 @ 1:35 am | Reply
  35. Your taking care of me now so we are all good.
    regarding the phone number I called : 1-877-706-SEMO which is what is on your support page. tried sales went to recorded message,then tried support went to recorded message … this was about 4pm CST.

    Some suggestions …
    1. a forum for customers to assist each other. Also a way for you to see what customers are thinking.
    2. A bit more content in your knowledge base.

    Looking forward to working with you guys.

    June 4, 2013 @ 2:07 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      We appreciate the feedback, we’ll definitely take it into consideration.

      We do need to update our knowledge base a bit more as well.

      June 4, 2013 @ 5:35 am | Reply
  36. Whew! Thank you everyone! We’re officially sold out of Orlando, you guys have exhausted all of our inventory as such both packages are sold out! We still have 2GB’s available in Los Angeles https://www.semoweb.com/billing/cart.php?a=add&pid=176

    June 5, 2013 @ 2:06 am | Reply
  37. Fallen:

    I bought one of these last September for the same offer, all I can say is whomever is hosting these (hostdime?) do a poor job. Downtime daily, multiple disconnects, (seems like the network at the datacenter drops out all the time). I’ve put in tickets about it before, they pretend to fix the problem and it just happens again. I’ve also had issues with vps uptime besides the poor connection (control panel stated it had no ram, thus the vps didn’t work) and they told me the server hard drive crashed and they were replacing it which took them over 10 hours to get back online (10 hours for a harddrive, please…). I suggest not to use this for anything you NEED to be up all the time. I’m currently even having issues right now, 1/2 the pings are coming back timed out.

    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=84ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=84ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=84ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=111ms TTL=57
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=101ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=109ms TTL=57
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=57
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=57
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=57
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=671ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=696ms TTL=57
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=715ms TTL=57
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=523ms TTL=57

    June 6, 2013 @ 2:37 am | Reply
  38. “Fallen”,

    A simple IP look up allows me to locate your account, I do see a total of 9x tickets, one of which is network/hardware related, your VPS was not down for 10 hours for ‘just’ a hard drive swap.. there was an FSCK sadly.. and you were informed this. The last ticket I show is 117d 9h 50m..

    Anyhow, you mentioned you’re presently facing issues and I’m unable to replicate it and there is no ticket about it.. unfortunately we cannot help unless you bring it to our attention.. our monitoring software has not detected loss.. nor have other clients brought it to our attention.. perhaps an isolated issue?

    FYI

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\SemoWeb>ping 64.37.58.9

    Pinging 64.37.58.9 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=95ms TTL=44
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=92ms TTL=44
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=44
    Reply from 64.37.58.9: bytes=32 time=92ms TTL=44

    Ping statistics for 64.37.58.9:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 91ms, Maximum = 95ms, Average = 92ms

    C:\Users\SemoWeb>

    Anyhow, we’re here to help should -anyone- have issues! We’ve yet to have reported issues in mass or anything of that nature.

    June 6, 2013 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
  39. Kingston:

    Bought the 12$/year 256M VPS. Opened a ticket for a VPN issue. Respond is within reasonable time frame. The technical support (Kim) knows stuff and would be able to resolve issue quickly. I am satisfied with the service in general. Thanks!

    June 7, 2013 @ 3:08 am | Reply
    • Kingston,

      Very happy to hear this! We look forward to serving you for many more years to come!

      June 12, 2013 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  40. DalComp:

    Darn, out of stock.
    Too late I guess, haha…

    June 10, 2013 @ 11:55 am | Reply
  41. Salvatore:

    No way to get a slot for the 256mb $12/year???

    June 10, 2013 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
  42. Hi Dustin, do you still have $12/year vps promotion? I would like to buy this one..
    Thank you.

    June 12, 2013 @ 4:12 am | Reply
  43. All serversv and services are down !
    No infos …

    November 20, 2013 @ 6:27 am | Reply
    • Debra:

      yes, it has been down for almost a week now, all service and all of my vps.

      June 28, 2014 @ 12:01 am | Reply

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