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Setup Link – $7 512MB OpenVZ VPS Black Friday Offer

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: November 27, 2010 @ 12:07 pm, by LowEndAdmin

Setup Link Sorry it is a bit late to “report” this Black Friday offer from Setup Link, as posted in this WHT offer thread. They are offering 30% off recurring discount to limited accounts, and their $10 VPS is now $7/month.

  • 512MB guaranteed/768MB burstable memory
  • 35GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer on 40Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY to order, and 3 locations to choose from — Dallas, Germany and Luxembourg. You can find the test files + IPs on the WHT page. Domain registered in March 2009 behind WHOIS privacy.

51 Comments

  1. Christian:

    Where can I apply the promo code?

    November 27, 2010 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
    • On the right hand side of the checkout system. Interestingly that you need to “log in to verify the coupon”. Maybe only applying to new accounts?

      November 27, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
      • Christian:

        Thank you LEA. :)

        November 27, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
        • Jim Snow:

          I cant apply the code because i have to login but as a new client theres no login untilorder is finished…

          November 27, 2010 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  2. Christian:

    They also have a 5$ plan, which comes down to 3.5$. Just got one in Luxemburg :)

    November 27, 2010 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  3. Enjoy – they are going quick.

    Promo Instructions: http://i52.tinypic.com/2reobcw.png

    November 27, 2010 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  4. Just signed up and despite the discount not coming out at checkout, the admin set me up immediately after via live chat. Great service, here’s hoping the vps lives up to the quality response!

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
  5. Damian:

    Can’t seem to figure out how to make this apply to new orders from new customers? I figured out how to do it with a new order from an existing customer.

    Ended up with an invoice for $5 instead of $3.50.

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
  6. When you are creating a new order, make sure to click on

    “Use Promotional Code”

    http://i52.tinypic.com/2reobcw.png

    —–

    We have already had many successful orders with the coupon code.

    If you have any other questions let us know!

    Thanks

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  7. innya:

    I tried it too and it did not give me discount. It created the payment with $5 dollar amount.

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
  8. innya:

    Invoice #762

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
  9. innya:

    ok it has been resolved. I $3.50 one too.

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
  10. Here is a step by step process to clarify any questions:

    step 1:
    Enter in the promo code “BLACKFRIDAY”
    http://i54.tinypic.com/axi1ar.jpg

    press the >> button

    you will see your order discount confirmation after
    http://i55.tinypic.com/5k3axs.png

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  11. When I went through checkout, I had to create a new account AND login to it BEFORE applying the coupon. Else it won’t work.

    November 27, 2010 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      You’re right. I signed up the same way.

      November 27, 2010 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  12. ZTEC:

    Hey I didn’t know they had internet in Luxembourg.

    November 27, 2010 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      Luxemburg is the richest country in the world. Why don’t they should have internet connections? Probabbly an average Luxemburg inhabitant has about four-five time faster internet connection than an average american.

      November 27, 2010 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
      • Steve:

        Exactly…

        November 27, 2010 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
      • Daniel:

        I think this is one of the type of Americans that think Europe still lives in the middle ages.

        November 28, 2010 @ 7:43 am | Reply
  13. Mike Hat:

    Pretty vague site. Any greater detail about server specs? RAM? RAID?

    November 27, 2010 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
    • Mike Hat:

      Spoke with their LiveChat representative about detailed server specs. Their server in Dallas has 8GB total RAM and no RAID… they are planning on upgrading the RAM in the future.

      My VPS has been pretty solid so far.

      November 28, 2010 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  14. SwordfishBE:

    Luxembourg is small, but yes, they do have internet, I live next door in Belgium :)

    November 27, 2010 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
  15. SwordfishBE:

    I do have doubts about this provider. When emailing them, they reply from a gmail.com account. I don’t have anything against gmail, but for a professional company who doesn’t host there own mail, some red-flags go up for me.
    According to there WHT post, the Luxembourg servers are “Phenom II X4 945” machines, looking at http://server.lu/dedicated-overviewamd , I found that the minimum contract duration is 1 month. Together with hiding there information in the WhoIs domain looking and that the name-servers for the setuplink.com domain are hosted on the same network, I don’t think I will go ahead and order something. Just my opinion.

    November 28, 2010 @ 12:31 pm | Reply
  16. Tom:

    @gmail.com ? Well that sucks if the owner can’t even setup apps for there domain.
    Server.lu is a good providers with superb speeds in EU and ok to US.
    But bah, if you do some math on 7$ -512MB on 8GB ram server it’s double bah as the server should be oversold at least 2 times to make it non loss.

    November 28, 2010 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
    • I run everything through my gmail account. I do that so I can access it at any time from anywhere. Run into too many networks that block the higher ports so you can’t log into CPanel’s or Direct Admin’s back end.

      November 28, 2010 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
  17. Jim Snow:

    Well for 3.50 you cant do anything wrong and my Server is running Fine so far =)

    November 28, 2010 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
  18. All our email is sent out from @setuplink.com email addresses – we never send any email from gmail – Thanks for all the positive reviews. I’m glad everyone is happy with their vps. :)

    November 28, 2010 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
    • Jim Snow:

      well the vps details came from sales*at*setuplink.com

      But My ticket Reply came from an @gmail.com adress (mow***3@gmail.com)

      November 28, 2010 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
  19. That helped me diagnose the problem real quick – All tickets are fixed and sent from sales*at*setuplink.com now. Thanks for catching that error. Much appreciated.

    November 28, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  20. Sandro:

    It doesn’t seem recurring?

    November 28, 2010 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      It’s recurring.

      November 29, 2010 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
  21. ercan:

    what about tun/tap support vpn?

    December 2, 2010 @ 11:54 am | Reply
    • Jim Snow:

      Very good just open a ticket and you will get it =)

      December 5, 2010 @ 12:09 am | Reply
  22. Jim Snow:

    well it seems that the Nodes are oversold(*Now*) my vps runned fine but now my vps is lagging as hell

    also they dont get the system time fixed on my vps its MSK (Moscow Standard Time) on my germany vps set and i can’t change it (ntpdate dont work) if you try to run a cert based VPN you will have a hard time with the validity of the certs (some hours delayed start date)

    December 6, 2010 @ 1:10 am | Reply
    • I don’t think they’re oversold. It may just be your VPS. As for the time issue, yes I’m experiencing it too.
      ————————————————
      dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null count=1000000
      1000000+0 records in
      1000000+0 records out
      512000000 bytes (512 MB) copied, 0.830349 s, 617 MB/s

      wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      –2010-12-06 12:49:46– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test’

      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 80.1M/s in 1.2s

      2010-12-06 12:49:47 (80.1 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]
      ————————————————

      December 6, 2010 @ 1:51 am | Reply
    • oops, just realized that I outputted the copy to null.

      dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test count=200000
      200000+0 records in
      200000+0 records out
      102400000 bytes (102 MB) copied, 0.427515 s, 240 MB/s

      December 6, 2010 @ 1:53 am | Reply
      • Jim Snow:

        The netspeed is fine The vps itself is lagging i stoped all my services brings down the ram to 23 out of 512mb and its still lagging when i enter a command it takes some seconds to execute the command…

        December 6, 2010 @ 2:19 am | Reply
        • Could just be that you’re too far away from the server. My pings to the German server takes ~180ms from California, so a slight delay is normal for me. Unless you’re in the same area as the server, I wouldn’t expect it to be instantaneous.

          December 6, 2010 @ 2:30 am | Reply
        • Jim Snow:

          @HC

          no i’m in germany i am using this server to avoid blocks that my isp is palying because i am using a mobile connection and the delay is significant large and it was not asi got the vps it runned very fine but now its laging i checked my net connection and all is fine even when i try my us server it replies faster that the german vps

          December 6, 2010 @ 2:37 am | Reply
  23. WELP, I figured out how Matt@SetupLink was maintaining such a fast server at competitive prices. My VPS just got terminated because I had a bunch of National Geographic episodes on there. (Personally, I don’t really mind because I’m able to get 2 Hostrail VPSes for the price of one at Setup Link.)

    But what really irks me the most is that he’s actively browsing through everyone’s machines and examining files with full root access. Yes, I know that every server admin has the power to access any user’s files, but still not really ethical to be digging through other people’s files at will.

    Anyway, I still recommend this host because it’s fast and reliable for the price. But encrypt your sensitive files.

    Here’s the notice that I got:

    Subject: VIolation of TOS
    this is blatent violation of our TOS - Your vps will be suspended and terminated.

    (list of files)

    December 8, 2010 @ 4:47 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      Hosters stealing custom written scripts from is clients is known since like since 2000~.
      If you didn’t receive a DMCA-like request to take down your contest this host is one of this scammers.
      Thank God I didn’t order, there is nothing worse then some asshole crawling though your files without your permission.

      December 13, 2010 @ 9:19 am | Reply
  24. Nope, didn’t get a takedown notice. As far as I know, he’s just casually browsing my files because I didn’t publish links anywhere, and there’s no way to know those files existed without root access.

    I hardly had the VPS for 10 days, so I figured that a refund might be in order, since I prepaid for a year. So far, he’s ignored my requests.

    This feels like yet another VPS “company” run by a teenager.

    December 13, 2010 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  25. we actively scan for VPS servers using excessive bandwidth and disk space in a small time period. Based on that information – we noticed your national geographic episodes were copyrighted files – and we do not support storage of that on our servers.

    Harvey Chan – We issued you a full refund from your paypal dispute a couple weeks ago.

    Sorry that you experienced problems with our services, please be sure to read our terms of service in the future.

    January 2, 2011 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
  26. Revealed:

    I have bin with this hosting for 3 months and ind that period I calculated my VPS was down for about 10 days and this is unacceptable

    March 17, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  27. uZero:

    Revealed: The same situation. :( It’s bad VPS provider. And they answer for tickets so long or don’t answer.

    availablevps == setuplink?

    April 16, 2011 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
    • availablevps == setuplink

      SetupLink says no.
      AvailableVPS says they were sub-company of SetupLink.

      Whatever.

      April 16, 2011 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
  28. this is the second time ive noticed their entire infrastructure being completely unresponsive for more than 24 hours including their business website, setuplink.com(closer to 48 now) which has forced me to point my domains to a jumpline shared hosting account. please take this into consideration before purchasing their products.

    June 22, 2011 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
  29. florin:

    Well, I have/had 3 VPS with them, one in Luxemburg,one in Germany and one in Dallas.

    The first one that died was in Dallas, about 1 month ago or so. The second was in Luxemburg about 2 weeks ago, and this morning my Germany VPS became unresponsive.

    I have had no contact with them whatsoever.

    Also note that AvailableVPS seem to be the same people, the website is designed in the same manner.

    July 1, 2011 @ 6:04 am | Reply
  30. Adam:

    Deadpool?

    July 11, 2011 @ 11:34 am | Reply
    • Antony:

      Deadpool!

      Is there any cheap luxembourg VPS provider right now?

      :)

      September 19, 2011 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
      • Christian:

        Don’t think so, Luxembourg is quite expensive.

        September 19, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

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