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SemoWeb – $6.50 768MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas or Orlando

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 16, 2011 @ 6:33 am, by LowEndAdmin

SemoWeb Here is a new special offer from Dustin of SemoWeb. Plan: “LimitedVPS-PROMO-768MB”, which is not available on their VPS plan page. It’s $6.50/month, which can be ordered here.

  • 768MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 100GB storage
  • 400GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in either Dallas TX (Limestone Networks) or Orlando FL (HostDime). There does not seem to be a way to choose which location you want the server to be deployed so you have to open a ticket for that. Pricing wise it is actually quite similar to their regular plans. S512 has less guaranteed memory (which is not all that important, comparing to burstable), less storage space, more monthly data, and slightly cheaper at $5.75/month.

They had some good reviews from the last two posts. Unfortunately Dustin had some trouble with one of his slaves but he mentioned that he got some new ones :P Hopefully this batch is more trouble free.

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139 Comments

  1. Wira:

    Hello,

    This is pretty interesting package…
    “Unfortunately Dustin had some trouble with one of his slaves but he mentioned that he got some new ones”
    >> Yes… unfortunately my vps was on that trouble slaves.. and I have to cancelled it after several issue happend.. :(
    Anyway… I haven’t received the FREE PEN yet until now… :D

    June 16, 2011 @ 6:58 am | Reply
    • Wira,

      Did you open a ticket for your pens on our last offer? If so please supply me with that ticket number.

      June 16, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
      • Wira:

        Hello Dustin,

        It’s ticket 447694 :)
        Thanks..

        June 19, 2011 @ 3:34 am | Reply
        • Hi, Looks like you got them now thanks for the patience.

          July 4, 2011 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  2. Markus:

    do I need to assign a Domain for this?

    I only want to use the VPS for private purpose and therefore would prefer not to assign a domainname but only to address the VPS by IP…

    June 16, 2011 @ 8:14 am | Reply
    • You don’t need to have/get a domain for buying a VPS. This is just a requirement of the default template of WHMCS if that is what you refer.

      June 16, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
    • We’ve had a few providers previously though who, having seen fake data in there, ToS’ed the account right from the start. May want to ask that as a presales question directly to them.

      June 16, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      If thats the case then you do not have to you can simply fill in dummy text.

      June 16, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
    • If you really cant afford to buy one dot.tk supports private name servers now… Not sere how relable they are, havnt used them. You can always get a .info for about 60 cents now as well

      June 18, 2011 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
      • ab:

        where is 60 cents i need buy asap !

        June 19, 2011 @ 12:15 am | Reply
  3. joe:

    On the home page – it should be “servers” not “server’s”.

    June 16, 2011 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  4. Tanmoy:

    I didn’t use VPS from semo yet, but have an alpha reseller. Their support is really great. And too quick. But this days too much downtime made a lot of customers angry :D

    June 16, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      The issues with server 30, server1 have been fixed so our alpha resellers should not be witnessing anymore issues for those 2 servers.

      June 16, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
      • Tanmoy:

        Was issue of Server 30 fixed?

        June 19, 2011 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
        • Tanmoy,

          Yes at this time we are not facing any known issues.

          June 20, 2011 @ 5:54 am | Reply
  5. whoo! everyone loves slaves.

    June 16, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  6. Tom:

    I’m somehow amused why not many takers on this offer, superb disk space and good amount of ram. Of course BW could be more for such disk space.

    Guess you didn’t get lucky being submitted right after ifart.co, lol.

    June 16, 2011 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
    • We been around for over 3 years and plan to stay here for much much longer. ;)

      June 16, 2011 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
  7. Todd:

    I have a Dallas VPS with these guys and I highly recommend it!

    Might even order this one for the hell of it, so is this located in dallas or orlando Dustin?

    June 16, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
    • Todd,

      Thank you for the kind words, These are set up randomly in Orlando and Dallas how ever if its created in a location you did not wish for just open a ticket and we will move it accordingly.

      June 17, 2011 @ 12:07 am | Reply
  8. Jamie:

    Suppose i’ll update my review from the previous post. I have 2 VPSs on 2 nodes – one in Orlando and the other in Dallas for a client. The Orlando one has good uptime, but performance has become a bit flakey. The one in Dallas has been down quite a bit and for fairly big amounts of time, but performance on it is good and uptime is improving. Support has always been fantastic, so no complaints there. For the price, i’m happy i guess.

    June 17, 2011 @ 1:25 am | Reply
    • We did have issues with Dallas last month but nothing recent nothing should be flaky either. Please give me a support ticket so I can locate your services and make sure everything is running as it should.

      June 17, 2011 @ 1:57 am | Reply
      • Jamie:

        Just submitted a ticket for the performance issue. #652795

        June 18, 2011 @ 11:30 am | Reply
        • Hello, It appears our last shift resolved it. If you are still facing issues let us know.

          June 19, 2011 @ 3:21 am | Reply
        • Jamie:

          Seems to have improved. Thanks.

          June 19, 2011 @ 4:50 am | Reply
        • Jamie,

          Thanks for the update please let us know if you need anything else.

          June 20, 2011 @ 5:54 am | Reply
  9. xhack:

    Got one of these last night. Extremely fast setup, and the one ticket I opened (rDNS request) was handled in a respectable time. Only downside is I would rather have had it in Dallas than Orlando but it’s not a big enough deal to worry about bothering them to move it.

    June 17, 2011 @ 11:32 am | Reply
    • xhack,

      Glad to hear it and thank you for choosing us.

      If at any time you require it provisioned in Dallas just open a ticket it does not bother us we are here for our customers.

      June 17, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
  10. Tom:

    semoweb, can you update use how long this offer will be available?

    I’d like to order, but would be nice to do that next week.

    June 17, 2011 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
  11. Ryan Kirk:

    I’ve been on an Orlando node for about 6 months now and have no complaints. Support is always quick. Performance is exactly inline with what I would expect for the price I’m paying. So far, these guys are the best discount VPS I’ve come across.

    June 17, 2011 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
    • Ryan Kirk:

      I think I’m going to have to change my opinion of them after today’s 4 hours of unscheduled downtime.

      June 21, 2011 @ 12:47 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        Which node are you on? Also do you have a ticket number?

        June 24, 2011 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
  12. nadine:

    just got mine in Orlando and it’s really fast :D:D

    June 19, 2011 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
    • Nadine,

      Thank you for the feed back please let us know if you face any issues.

      June 20, 2011 @ 5:55 am | Reply
  13. How many people are reviewing SemoWeb here to get a free month of VPS hosting? Well I am happy for any kind of reviews, but please state VERY CLEARLY whether you are compensated for it.

    June 19, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
  14. Markus:

    Hi

    just ordered a VPS, ordering procedure went perfect, but now I encounter a problem: I use Ubuntu 10.04, tried to install OpenVPN server on my VPS but failed. It seems, TUN/TAP is not supported? modprobe tun results in “not found”.
    Any suggestions, should I change to a different OS?

    Thanks for your help

    June 19, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
    • Usually you have to open a support ticket and request TUN/TAP support. Many providers do not turn on TUN/TAP support as a default. You have to request it.

      June 19, 2011 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
      • Markus:

        was solved VERY FAST
        Thanks!

        June 19, 2011 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      It is supported just open a ticket and we will gladly enable it.

      June 20, 2011 @ 5:58 am | Reply
  15. Tanmoy:

    Dustin from SemoWeb is very friendly and helpful guy. And Semo’s support is also excellent, I think they can do well if can keep these continued.

    June 19, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
    • Tanmoy, Thanks and most importantly thank you for the opportunity.

      June 20, 2011 @ 6:01 am | Reply
  16. vampireJ:

    don’t they have an os template with openvpn already installed?

    June 19, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      At this time we do not. We happily enable ppp, tun/tap.

      June 20, 2011 @ 5:59 am | Reply
  17. Ordered Orlando

    dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 24.3266 s, 44.1 MB/s
    

    Created a support ticket but even after two replies from support, no resolution (would keep you all updated)

    June 19, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
    • Matthew:

      I have seen several Raid 10 providers with worse. You must remeber at the end of the day you are on a node and other people’s resource usage is going to effect your VPS’s speed. But for a budget provider that isnt half bad.

      June 19, 2011 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      I/O is completely fine…

      June 19, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
    • Agree, what do you expect for $7 ¬_¬ damn

      June 19, 2011 @ 8:14 pm | Reply
    • Well, we are argue over this in LET but I am getting way more (almost double) from BuyVM/XenVZ/QuickWeb/Hostigation and more. The most I am paying from all three is BuyVM (others are on quarterly so more discounted) and that too is almost half the price I paid SemoWeb.com

      XenVZ 6pounds/6months

      root@105:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 15.2562 s, 70.4 MB/s
      

      BuyVM 236MB = $3.5/mo

      dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 14.0486 s, 76.4 MB/s
      

      QuickWeb 128MB DE XEN = (a very old $13/quarter)

      dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.6923 s, 91.8 MB/s
      

      Hostigation 128MB KVM = $3/mo

      root@kvm:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 10.6915 s, 100 MB/s
      

      and even my BurstNET (very unpopular almost everywhere) has good IO

      root@openvz:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 10.4773 s, 102 MB/s
      

      So when you say IO is completely fine and what do you expect, I do not agree.

      June 19, 2011 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
      • *can

        duh! typo

        June 19, 2011 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
        • Tom:

          It’s good that you are so demanding. When I bought a dedicated server from s4u it had 23MB/s on DD test, now when it’s in production it has 19MB/s.
          You get 2x more on VPS, no idea why complain.

          June 19, 2011 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
        • My dedis do a lot lot more then that. Just because I am active here hunting and commenting does not mean I don’t owe dedis (I have 3 at the moment).

          Yes, I may be demanding then the average user but QuickWeb/BuyVM/Hostigation/XenVZ (and even BurstNET) are fulfilling my IO/network needs :)

          June 19, 2011 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
        • akam:

          @Tom
          23MB/s is quite low for a dedi, you should check it out
          i get around 45-55 from sata in software raid1 on cheap hdd with cheap mobo

          June 19, 2011 @ 10:21 pm | Reply
        • Tom:

          @akam,

          SATA II, 5,400 rpm, 8 MB
          RAID RAID 1 by software (It’s an old 2x athlon).

          I’m fine with what it does, the bargain was only 40$.

          June 20, 2011 @ 7:48 am | Reply
      • Sorry Asim, but I think you must pay more or go with other provider if you expect that.

        And your comparison are from other level. Different virtualization, location, datacenter, disk space, all these are factors for a final price.
        I had like 100 MB/s in vpstree, why? Nobody can do so much with 64 MB RAM.
        With buyVM, you have 70MB, others > 100, I have about 30, I can’t complain.
        And so…

        June 20, 2011 @ 6:03 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          Some certain people expect dedicated performance from a shared server.

          That is just stupid!

          June 20, 2011 @ 7:03 am | Reply
        • @Yomero what has datacenter to do with IO? BuyVM/BurstNET are both lowend and both less then SemoWeb and both offering double the IO that I am getting on SemoWeb?

          The reason why you can’t complain is because you dont need that much IO, you may be an average user, I cant like with that

          I already stated, I cannot work with low IO.

          June 20, 2011 @ 8:14 am | Reply
        • @Adam well I am strongly against using rage / anger in public and I try not to use it myself. If you have anything to contribute please do, else stop wasting everyone time by commenting “That is just stupid!”

          I hope you get my point

          June 20, 2011 @ 8:15 am | Reply
        • No, you were talking about price, I said

          “Different virtualization, location, datacenter, disk space, all these are factors for a final price.”

          Not about I/O, I/O is one factor

          June 21, 2011 @ 1:43 am | Reply
    • So I guess you have an app that regularly writes out 1 GB files, and it’s performing poorly?

      June 19, 2011 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
      • Sort of, yes. If I move my apps/scripts on Semo now with the inconsistent IO (did I mention its bouncing off between 30-45MB/sec) it will not complete all operations.

        June 19, 2011 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
        • Hello,

          Can I get the ticket number which isn’t be resolved?

          June 20, 2011 @ 6:00 am | Reply
        • #665918

          June 20, 2011 @ 8:21 am | Reply
        • Asim,

          The server was taken offline and the sata cables were replaced everything else appears fine.

          June 21, 2011 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
        • root@openvz:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
          16384+0 records in
          16384+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 73.0233 s, 14.7 MB/s

          Its happening again

          June 22, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      44 MB/s and complain? really ಠ_ಠ

      June 20, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
      • Yes, please read above why I am complaining

        dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 92.3659 seconds, 11.6 MB/s

        It turns out that 45MB/sec is the MAX I can get on the VPS, its bouching off between 10-45MB/sec
        I can’t live with this, waste $6.5 on this one

        June 20, 2011 @ 8:18 am | Reply
        • Tom:

          So Asim, did they manage to improve the I/O?

          June 21, 2011 @ 8:41 am | Reply
        • Changed cables last night, a bit improvement but still almost in the same range (max 47MB/sec). Probably its just my node

          June 21, 2011 @ 8:51 am | Reply
      • By the way, I never tested and saw 11.6MB/sec before, I need to test more

        June 20, 2011 @ 8:20 am | Reply
  18. iKocka:
    semoweb:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 44.2026 s, 24.3 MB/s
    processor       : 3
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 30
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2666.754
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 3
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 6
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 5333.27
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 9.56M/s   in 12s
    
    2011-06-21 21:10:46 (8.59 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    June 21, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  19. The VPS just came online after 1 hour and 45 min of downtime (as reported by my NAGIOS machines + external tracking services). Created support tickets as soon as the first host-down alert came up BUT no one replied to my ticket still.

    I never had such a long downtime with any of the hosts I mentioned in this ticket. One thing is clear, I wont be extending my account to next month

    June 22, 2011 @ 8:39 pm | Reply
    • Asim,

      We had an reboot at that time and it was offline for few mins. I hope it is working fine now. Get back to us if you need any further assistance.

      When asked WHY it took 1 hour and 45min for my VPS to come back online, I was thrown this

      Asim,

      The server was boot in default kernel since the openvz is not installed on that. So, we had again booted the server with the kernal where openvz is installed. When we are rebooting the server, it will boot in default mode.

      After reboot, all the vps servers are taking some more time to come online, since yours is in the bottom, it took 1 hr and 45mins to come back.

      Make sense? How cramped up the server is that it took 1 hour and 45min to let my VPS come back online? That means this is not the first time I am experiencing this, there may be such issues in future too since its “usual” in their sense.

      June 23, 2011 @ 3:11 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        If the node was offline and the VPS were not properly shut down due to immediate outage at the DC and it requires a reboot, and it appears the dc did not boot into openvz kernel thus we had to do this and then reboot the machine again… The vzquota takes time for each vps to boot up. I’m sorry that it took that long , you could of simply done the reboot inside solusvm to escalate it rather than wait for the automated boot up.

        Also vzquota depends on each vps GB’s not the amount of vps on the server, you can think of it like an fsck for each vps.

        June 24, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
  20. PenguinTux:

    Asim maybe ask them to change the node you are on. You are probably just unlucky, others seem to be getting ok speeds :P

    June 23, 2011 @ 3:06 am | Reply
  21. Ryan:

    What kind of server uses SATA cables, anyway? Shouldn’t they have hot pluggable disks to minimize downtime?

    June 23, 2011 @ 6:23 am | Reply
    • If you have the money, yes.

      June 23, 2011 @ 6:46 am | Reply
      • Ryan:

        I’ve worked at some small companies with small budgets, and I’ve never seen a server with SATA cables. I had no idea such a thing even existed. Are these desktop units or what? How do you mount it in the rack? This whole thing confuses me and reeks of a mickey mouse operation.

        June 23, 2011 @ 6:55 am | Reply
        • LOL. My last server did not have a SATA cable. It had a PATA cable :) And if they are SATA drives, how do they connect the hot plugable drive cage to the motherboard? Using SATA cable! Not everything is on SAS drives or SAN over 10Gbit ethernet these days, especially providers at this price range.

          June 23, 2011 @ 7:14 am | Reply
        • @Ryan

          Nothing is mickey mouse everyone’s set ups are different its like bashing a provider because they do not support hot swap drives. It doesn’t make them “mickey mouse”.

          Everyone’s set ups are different.

          June 24, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  22. Maybe isn’t the right post because I have their 3.50 plan…

    I am sorry about this but I must be honest

    Very very slow I/O since yesterday (maybe more but I noticed it yesterday). Slow support, and “fake” answers (it seems like they are not doing nothing at all).

    I nominated semoweb for this quarter but… I am getting regret of that.

    What is happening with your good support Dustin?

    June 30, 2011 @ 6:59 am | Reply
    • Jamie:

      +1.

      As mentioned in my earlier review, performance was declining, but it’s just become worse and worse. I’ve tried working with you for a while now on the issue and nothing is happening. Support claims they’ve looked into it, but it’s just as bad. This week has been a disaster with uptime as well. Probably hitting around 5-6 hours downtime spread out this week? I I’m not one to post reviews, good or bad, but i’m only posting this as a follow up to what i posted earlier.

      June 30, 2011 @ 8:58 am | Reply
      • Tom:

        So what currently the I/O range on your nodes?

        June 30, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply
      • Jamie, None of our nodes have had known downtime as you have mentioned I’m very interested in a ticket number please so I can locate which node you are on.

        Also if you can provide us with logs of the downtime please.

        June 30, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
        • Jamie:

          I’m on Slave 4 like Yomero. Ticket was mentioned earlier. Monitoring is through UptimeRobot who only have a 24 hour graphic log (that i know of anyway), but i have the emails as proof and was online each time it was down to confirm it. How can you say it has had no known downtime when you posted on Twitter that it was getting looked at for overheating anyway?

          June 30, 2011 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
    • Update. After requesting someone else to review my situatio, I received a more polite answer, and not another “I will check it” or “Is better now”.
      Now I am waiting for more news.
      Currently is a little bit better (more usable), but still sucks :S

      June 30, 2011 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
      • iKocka:

        They should add more hard drives to RAID array or shift to SAS or SSD. Until then, no matter how good their support is, service will be useless and below average. I’m canceling next month.

        June 30, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
        • Tom:

          100gb SSD space for 6.5$? Where to I signed up? ^^

          June 30, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
        • Hi iKocka,

          Can I get your ticket number?

          June 30, 2011 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
        • PenguinTux:

          @iKocka LOL, SSD drives for a budget provider? Get out of here!

          June 30, 2011 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
        • iKocka:

          @semoweb: You have replaced SATA cable already, however I/O is below 20 MB/s all the time. As mentioned above I’m going to cancel VPS and definitely won’t recommend your company.

          @PenguinTux: I just suggested what they have to do to improve I/O. Even adding additional hard drive to RAID array would help.

          July 1, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
    • Yomero, I responded to your ticket, we are facing many issues with that node that you and a few others are located on and we are trying our best to resolve this. We value all your business and no where are we changing we still and will continue to provide top notch service we hope we can regain your trust towards our company.

      June 30, 2011 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
  23. zidit:

    I’m on slave3 which have slow performance recently. It’s look like happen for Huge IOwait everyday. This issue already work in ticket but just want to know anyone is on slave3 and have issue like me?!?

    July 1, 2011 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
    • iKocka:

      They have same issues on all of their nodes. When they reply with “It’s better now.” it will be better for few hours and then there will be hugh I/O wait again. Waste of time and money.

      July 1, 2011 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
      • zidit:

        Yes, I always got reply like this. Hope this will permantly fix soon. lol

        July 1, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
      • Which nodes have you been on? We do not have issues on all our nodes. Hardware does fail, whether it be drives ( thank god for RAID), sata cables, overheating, etc and we do our best to keep things running but it seems you have been on all our nodes can you name them so I can review?

        July 4, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
        • iKocka:

          I’m on “Slave10”. Just run a test for you:

          semoweb:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
          16384+0 records in
          16384+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 61.7647 s, 17.4 MB/s

          Anyways, isn’t funny that you always come with exuses such as hardware failuture and overheating, but after you “fix” it the performance is same as before? The truth is that your nodes can’t handle the number of VPSs you put on them.

          July 4, 2011 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
        • @iKocka,

          Never is my intention to pass false information to clients, we have been in business for over 3 years trust me my goal is to have happy clients not to provide horrible uptime, trashy servers, etc… If you would like I can get you moved over to another node while we work for a resolution on slave 10.

          July 5, 2011 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
        • iKocka:

          Do whatever you like, I’m not using it ATM because it’s useless. Come back to me once you will be able to provide stable I/O performance (40+ MB/s) and I will consider about staying with you.

          July 5, 2011 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
        • @iKocka, I wont be playing games nor will be going back to you, I offered to move you over to another node and thats the best I can do for you. Its up to you to take the offer or decline it.

          Have a good day.

          July 6, 2011 @ 12:50 am | Reply
        • iKocka:

          Nobody wants you to play games. Move me to a node which you think is constantly performing good and I will consider then about staying with you.

          July 6, 2011 @ 6:36 am | Reply
    • Slave 3 was over heating and as of yesterday it seems like the dc has resolved this.

      July 4, 2011 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
      • zidit:

        look like, haveing problem with slave3 again. at this time, could you pls check?

        July 6, 2011 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
        • @Zidit, Please open a ticket and we will gladly look into it.

          @iKocka Please open a ticket requesting this as we cannot use a third partie site as an official request.

          July 6, 2011 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
  24. interested on updates

    September 19, 2011 @ 6:52 am | Reply
  25. George:

    Node 4, 19 September 2011 :-/

     dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 121.486 s, 8.8 MB/s
    
    September 19, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  26. George:

    SLAVE 4: :-/

     dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 121.486 s, 8.8 MB/s
    
    September 19, 2011 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      I feel sorry for people who got scammed on this, just proves that we don’t have a single good host with high storage, because all of them oversell their crappy servers until it becomes good for nothing. And this proves semoweb is complete garbage on all their plans. Almost never see good comments, in a month of time their servers are bound to go down.

      September 19, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
      • Bill Webb:

        So far no resolution to the SLOW Semoweb server. But you appear to be correct Tom, overselling is probably the problem. I had found another VPS provider, which shall remain nameless, that has, so far, very fast servers. But if I reveal the name, then they will take-on more customers and service will go into the dumpster. :-/

        September 20, 2011 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
    • YEah, I was in slave4 too. Just joke answers from the staff

      September 20, 2011 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  27. George:

    Apparently DOG SLOW 8.8MB/s is fast to Semoweb, here is there answer: “I do not see any issues with the current iowait and transfer speeds as there is a tremendous amount of disk activity for these disks.”

    September 20, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
  28. George:

    SEMOWEB servers are DEAD at this time.

    October 7, 2011 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Doubt that, most likely only your node. Hes still making a few $ from this oversold servers, why backout?

      October 7, 2011 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
      • George:

        Two nodes, servers, down for over a day and not even a reply on a support ticket.

        October 8, 2011 @ 11:38 am | Reply
        • Tom:

          Guess I was wrong, judging from WHT seems like semoweb is about to into the deadpool.

          October 8, 2011 @ 11:57 am | Reply

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