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SemoWeb - $3.50 256MB OpenVZ VPS

SemoWeb Dustin from SemoWeb contacted me “a while” ago about their new Linux VPS plans, especially as these are no longer reselling 123Systems’ packages in Dallas TX but based in Orlando FL with HostDime. Their new VPS plans start from $3.50/month with the following spec:

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Direct ordering link here. Test IP given by Dustin is — which interestingly has vps.urpad.net as common name in its HTTPS certificate. Does that make SemoWeb’s new plans reselling urpad‘s? They do have different plan structure though.

Their domain has been registered since April 2008, and their WHMCS instance has been live since Jan 2010. You might wish to read comments from the previous offers where many commented on their services.

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  1. Admin, Thanks for listing us again.

    We do not resell any of our services any more.

    We have all our server’s in HostDime which we have full control over instead of taking the hit and miss with reselling.

    Dont get me wrong 123systems is a great provider and i would never not suggest their service how ever the huge down side was not having full control and making clients wait.

    Now we control everything and our support has improved aswell as well as our services.

    If anyone has any questions please submit a ticket :)

    February 5, 2011 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
  2. We also have tons of other vps listed here with instant set up aswell.


    February 5, 2011 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
  3. Unfortunate the prices had to be raised :(

    February 6, 2011 @ 1:15 am | Reply
  4. In your whm, there are some extra plans, like your $21/year offer. There is available yet? In florida?

    February 6, 2011 @ 2:37 am | Reply
  5. Hi,

    On http://semoweb.com/services.html you’re only speaking of web.

    Can the server also be used for an nntp server?

    February 8, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  6. George:

    I’m currently on one of your TX nodes, is it possible to move to FL? Thanks!

    February 8, 2011 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
  7. LittleGuy:

    Tried it now and the CentOS distribution works very well! Great speeds and no slowdowns.

    February 14, 2011 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  8. Tony:

    Any chance of getting ArchLinux added to the Linux VPS distributions?

    February 16, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
  9. Damian:

    Working good so far.

    Debian dist-upgrade of 303 packages: Fetched 170MB in 33s (5125kB/s)

    No issues with slow disk I/O as of yet.

    February 21, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
    • Glad to hear everyone is working out, please let us know if you ever require assistance.

      February 23, 2011 @ 5:25 am | Reply
  10. I ordered this vps, however SemoWeb give me a dead vps account, I can’t boot/reboot in the vps control panel.When I submited a ticket,after 12 hours later, they just reply “Is it ok we terminate this vps and create a whole new one?”. It is joke… who needs a dead vps? And I still have not received any reply till now. Maybe 10 hours later again…..

    March 3, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      Im sorry to hear about this may i get a ticket number id love to resolve any issues you are facing.

      March 5, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
      • Dino Suarez:

        How about you just check the open tickets? or do you have so many open tickets that this would be difficult?

        March 5, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
        • Are you a client? You are not even the person I asked…

          And yes for your own good and understanding we cant randomly find tickets when there is all kinds of different tickets being opened rather than playing lottery here we ask for the exact ticket number for accuracy.


          March 5, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
    • Hi, this problem have been resolved in the end(3 days later,some reason for different timezone), it would be better if the ticket could be checked in short time.

      March 9, 2011 @ 6:13 am | Reply
  11. LittleGuy:

    I agree with Semo on this one, tickets are sometimes left open after they are resolved or they may be waiting response from the customer who started them. Give the ticket number and they know who you are and what your problem is.

    Been using Semo for about three weeks. Overall good, had the vps lose connectivity and reboot once (probably node reboot) but been working good other than that.

    March 6, 2011 @ 1:14 am | Reply
  12. Hi,

    I use a VPS from SemoWeb to monitor my network, very nice outgoing traffic by level3.
    I recommend this company if you are looking for something stable and reliable.

    Ping from Florida to Montreal Canada, around 30ms 0% packet lost, all the way on level3 to my network.

    Thanks for your service SemoWeb.

    March 9, 2011 @ 5:05 am | Reply
  13. Hi.
    I have been have problem with my VPS since three weeks ago.
    Previusely I could not login to Kloxo. I submitted a ticket but no response.
    I have tried myself to restart the Kloxo as well as the VPS, but it did not work. Finally I made the VPS off using Putty.

    I have submitted a ticket again, but still no answer. Finally I have called them, and waiting to see what they do.
    My domain: zahedanonline.com
    Username: vmuser208

    I have tried to login to the host control panel at ( but since 1 month ago saying:
    We are currently undergoing scheduled maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    March 26, 2011 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
    • That control panel URL is when we use to reseller 123systems, that is no longer even the control panel and you were emailed the new control panel login URL as well as everyone else that was using that URL.

      Please take the time to read the emails being sent to you and yes we responded to your ticket after researching the domain, also you messed up your vps not us and we reacted promptly after the ticket was submitted so please lets not over exaggerate 3 weeks here…

      March 28, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  14. Sorry if I made you angry, I did not mean that. I just have written my situation, and not a complain, but it seems that the answer is for a complain.

    any way thanks for your reply.

    March 29, 2011 @ 6:19 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      I was not offended by your comment it only betters us. I look forward into the continued growth.

      March 29, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  15. Tony:

    I’ve been using Semoweb for about two months. My VPS has been pretty solid. Great speeds and features for the price. I understand others have had some support issues, though I’ve personally not had that experience. On the contrary, they even added another Linux distro for me on request. I recommend.

    March 29, 2011 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
  16. Just signed up. Seems to work pretty well. I’m currently using 42MB of memory with Apache / Subversion running only.

    How much can you do on a server with 256 MB of memory?

    April 9, 2011 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
    • Hey Sean,

      Welcome aboard.

      It really depends what you are trying to do :)

      April 10, 2011 @ 11:07 pm | Reply
      • Thanks for the reply. I signed up to get more familiar with Linux mostly. I have a shared hosting account with host gator for my main site. A lot easier then either leaving my PC on or remembering to turn it on in the morning.

        So far apache / php / denyhosts.

        April 11, 2011 @ 12:02 am | Reply
  17. win htut:

    very interesting. if your service is stable, i’ll take about 10+ vps.

    May 5, 2011 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  18. My Semoweb VPS has been working flawlessly. Just wanted to put out some positive vibes.

    May 5, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  19. win htut:

    got today , down now :(

    May 16, 2011 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
    • Which server are you on? Check their twitter page for info.

      semoweb SemoWeb
      Slave 11 is now coming online.
      7 minutes ago

      semoweb SemoWeb
      Slave 11 will require another check the performace is not up to par. We will be bringing it offline to make changes for optimal performance.
      40 minutes ago

      May 16, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

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