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SetupLink - $4 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany

SetupLink Via this WHT offer. SetupLink is a “growing hosting company with amazing customer support and top quality servers” and with 8 years of experience — although domain was only registered in March last year and all contact details are hidden behind WHOIS privacy. They do have a very beautifully designed Joomla website though, and some nicely priced VPS. Starting from $4/month (Order link), you get

  • 128MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers are with Hetzner in Germany, but their website is hosted with WebNX in Los Angeles. Support number on the page points to Towson Maryland — although it could just be a VoIP DID. Adjacent domain name servers (d’oh) + problematic DNS settings (fixed) + no MX record (fixed). Sounds like they still have a bit of work to do.

Update: Matt from SetupLink has informed me that some issues relating DNS have been fixed.

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  1. ikr.:

    looks like they also offer unlimited disk and bandwidth shared hosting for $5/m

    September 10, 2010 @ 2:30 am | Reply
  2. rapidleech:

    hello, i hope rapidleech is allowed
    is allowed?

    September 10, 2010 @ 8:59 am | Reply
  3. @Above – I doubt that RapidLeech is allowed as it can use a lot of resources, bandwidth can’t be tracked from it.


    September 10, 2010 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  4. Gary:

    Of course rapidleech bandwidth can be tracked. Anything that consumes bandwidth can be tracked.

    A lot of providers don’t touch rapidshare because there’s a lot of illegal content on Rapidshare.

    The guy who asked could always just read the T&C on the website to find out though…

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  5. If it can be tracked then the majority of hosts won’t have the software or systems in place to track bandwidth used by downloading the files via GET.


    September 10, 2010 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
  6. I should also mention I am talking about the shared systems.

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
  7. Gary:

    So first it can’t be tracked, then it can be tracked, now you say you were talking about shared hosting. On a VPS-centric site?

    September 10, 2010 @ 8:46 pm | Reply
  8. Yes, most VPS providers allow for the majority of things, including RapidLeech. A comment was made regarding shared hosting and then RapidLeech – I assumed the commenter was on about shared hosting. I am unsure if there is a method to track bandwidth used by GET/WGET on cPanel based systems, the majority of shared servers won’t have this installed.


    September 10, 2010 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
  9. Gary:

    I assume ikr. was pointing out that they’re one of the hosts who promise unlimited everything, which of course isn’t possible. Sure, that’s their shared hosting, but if they oversell so badly (potentially infinitely, if you take their offer at face value) in that side of the business, how many people are they cramming onto a VPS node? :/

    September 10, 2010 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  10. Dirk:

    Any type of traffic can be tracked. Using MRTG in combination with iptables rules it’s easy to track HTTP traffic and to my knowledge the GET/WGET you’re pointing too is basicly HTTP traffic.

    September 11, 2010 @ 7:17 am | Reply
  11. Yes but that will track it for the whole server and not a single account.

    September 11, 2010 @ 9:32 am | Reply
  12. Dirk:

    @Jackk: this can be done per VPS

    September 11, 2010 @ 11:34 am | Reply
  13. we do not allow torrents or rapidleech.

    We rent servers from datacenters around the world. We have a specific way we are setting up our MX records and DNS on this LA server right now. The server we are selling from in Germany has everything working correctly.
    WE host alot of large clients from the USA, so it makes sense for us to be hosted in the US.

    Yes the support number is in towson maryland, this is where I am working from.

    And yes we are selling unlimited shared hosting, but this does not mean you can abuse our resources.

    September 13, 2010 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  14. Here is the IP of a vps shared server in germany, if you want to check out the speed:

    If you guys have any questions, please contact our staff or open a support ticket on


    September 13, 2010 @ 11:11 am | Reply
  15. we fixed all the dns issues on this server today:


    September 13, 2010 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
  16. okok:

    This company is only a one man show and personally lost all my sites with them
    I do not recommend them to anyone

    August 12, 2011 @ 7:17 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      I don’t recommend you to anyone. I can has backups?

      August 12, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  17. setuplink:

    SetupLink stopped accepting payments and the servers were canceled and shut down. Before your services went offline, you were provided with 3-4 months of free hosting. During this time you could have made a backup of your site or transferred to a different host.

    August 12, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
  18. Im looking somewhere to pay premium account for zippyshare server.
    Is there a site that i can do so? I mean like rapidleech?
    or any way to resume zippyshare downloads??
    yea i wanna buy an account but there’s no option for premium on zippyshare!!!!

    January 31, 2012 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  19. webhosting in germany allowed torrent?

    August 4, 2012 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

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