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SimplerCloud – $5/m KVM 1GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB BW – in Singapore

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 7, 2016 @ 3:02 pm, by Jarland Donnell

EDIT: Without so much as a word to us they have stopped honoring their promotion quickly after the post went live. Repeatedly after this post people would attempt to sign up and noticed that the promo code wouldn’t work. I highly doubt very many people were able to sign up. This will likely be their last offer here since they appear unable to manage a promotion.

Rebecca from SimplerCloud contacted us with an offer in Singapore, and I wanted to share that with you guys today. SimplerCloud is a registered company in Singapore with the registration ID 201310033D. At least, that’s what I’m told and that’s what I’m passing on to you guys. Let’s jump straight to the offer.

The Offer:

– 1 GB RAM
– 2 GB Swap (some templates may vary)
– 1x vCPU
– 20GB SSD space
– 1TB transfer
– 1Gbps uplink (100Mbps fair-usage limit for each server)
– 1x IPv4
– KVM
– Coupon: LET50 to get $5/month
– $5/month (recurring until cancellation)
– Order link – https://my.simplercloud.com/index.php?/cart&action=add&id=8&cat_id=2
– Date Range of Offer: 6 JAN 2016 to 2 FEB 2016

The Network:

1-Net data center, Singapore, Singapore
Test IPv4: 103.25.202.105
Test file: http://103.25.202.105/100mb.dat

Additional Information:

“Apologies in advance, but gaming is not allowed on our servers. Please view our agreement – http://simplercloud.com/agreement”

Jarland Donnell was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2015 to 2016 and continues to be an active member of our community on LowEndTalk.

53 Comments

  1. Lucas:

    Nice offer, better than DO, but cannot beat LW for transfer amount.

    January 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
  2. fan:

    Tried to order but not able to pay the invoice, are they verifying orders manually?

    January 7, 2016 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  3. tommy:

    After so long they offer $5/m plan.

    But it’s too late to the party.

    January 7, 2016 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
    • Lucas:

      Yes there many players starts offer this location for LEB prices, also OVH upcoming :)

      January 8, 2016 @ 8:51 am | Reply
  4. Not offer :(, i saw only $10/month.

    January 8, 2016 @ 7:44 am | Reply
    • Jarland Donnell:

      Make sure to enter the promo code LET50 :)

      January 8, 2016 @ 7:46 am | Reply
  5. Looks not bad to ChinaMobile but poor to ChinaTelecom.

    Considering the price, it’s nice offer.

    January 8, 2016 @ 9:04 am | Reply
  6. Alex Neo:

    Is the network singlehomed to 1-NET?

    January 8, 2016 @ 10:18 am | Reply
    • hi – we have two redundant connections to 1-Net (where we are connected to SingTel and StarHub) and another connection to SGIX (Singapore Internet Exchange) where we peer with other ISPs and telco providers within the exchange.

      January 9, 2016 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  7. darma:

    promotional code did not working :(

    January 9, 2016 @ 5:13 am | Reply
    • Hi – apologies, please try again, promocode is working now.

      January 9, 2016 @ 7:28 am | Reply
      • rootlinux:

        Just tried and promocode LET50 doesn’t work at all.

        January 19, 2016 @ 10:21 pm | Reply
  8. Nice for SG location :)

    January 9, 2016 @ 7:16 am | Reply
  9. ACCEPT BITCOIN

    January 9, 2016 @ 9:03 am | Reply
  10. please outcome of : wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash

    January 9, 2016 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  11. Arif:

    The supplied coupon code “LEB50” doesn’t work at all…

    January 12, 2016 @ 12:14 am | Reply
  12. Arif:

    The supplied coupon code “LET50” doesn’t work at all…

    (correction of my last post)

    January 12, 2016 @ 12:16 am | Reply
  13. Chung:

    This coupon cannot be applied to your order

    January 12, 2016 @ 1:11 am | Reply
  14. Surendra:

    Very slow box.. can i get my money back?

    Regards

    January 12, 2016 @ 4:46 am | Reply
    • madfish:

      How slow is slow? More specific pls

      January 12, 2016 @ 10:10 am | Reply
  15. @surenra

    please outcome of : wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash

    we want to see the performance of their vps

    January 12, 2016 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  16. can someone provide benchmark server result?

    January 13, 2016 @ 8:57 am | Reply
  17. spidervenom:

    Speedtest (IPv4 only)
    ———————
    Your public IPv4 is x.x.x.x

    Location Provider Speed
    CDN Cachefly 111MB/s

    Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 83.5MB/s
    Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 57.5MB/s
    Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 31.1MB/s
    San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 36.0MB/s
    Washington, DC, US Softlayer 31.7MB/s

    Tokyo, Japan Linode 12.9MB/s
    Singapore Softlayer 5.57MB/s

    Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 13.1MB/s
    Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 23.3MB/s

    January 13, 2016 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  18. spidervenom:

    @admin
    Please delete my IP

    January 13, 2016 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
  19. laohei:

    NOT CN2…

    January 16, 2016 @ 7:05 am | Reply
  20. nice offers,,,, i will try

    January 19, 2016 @ 12:09 am | Reply
  21. Muncrat:

    This coupon cannot be applied to your order. :(

    January 19, 2016 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  22. Nice offer, worth to try

    January 19, 2016 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  23. This coupon cannot be applied to your order

    January 19, 2016 @ 8:05 am | Reply
  24. This coupon cannot be applied to your order :((

    January 19, 2016 @ 8:05 am | Reply
    • This promocode was fully redeemed on the 18th but we’ll be issuing a replacement promocode which works identically shortly. Please open a ticket with us and we will send it within the day. We should also be posting an update here soon.

      February 1, 2016 @ 5:28 am | Reply
  25. Bob:

    Hey the coupon is not working guys!

    January 21, 2016 @ 8:49 am | Reply
  26. SimplerCloud: Is this bait-and-switch or posting error? We were looking to open a monitoring station in Singapore but no soup for us!

    We opened a ticket to learn why the promo was not working and were informed that they would get back to us. Later we received a lengthy reply, the essence of which is that they are not honoring the promo as stated. According to the company, the offer has already been “fully redeemed.” Which seems a bit sketchy given the promo was supposed to run until2 Feb 2016.

    What concerns me is that they attempted to steer us to an inferior promo and invited us to sign-up for their mailing list so that we don’t miss their next great offer.

    If the purpose of offering promos is to build good public image then they may have shot themselves in the foot. Credibility and trust are important in a hosting company and hard to restore once lost.

    January 25, 2016 @ 5:08 am | Reply
  27. SimplerCloud: Is this bait-and-switch or a posting error? We were looking to open a monitoring station in Singapore but no soup for us!

    We opened a ticket to learn why the promo was not working and were informed that they would get back to us. Later we received a lengthy reply, the essence of which is that they are not honoring the promo as stated. According to the company, the offer has already been “fully redeemed.” Which seems a bit sketchy given the promo was supposed to run until2 Feb 2016.

    What concerns me is that they attempted to steer us to an inferior promo and invited us to sign-up for their mailing list so that we don’t miss their next great offer.

    If the purpose of offering promos is to build good public image then they may have shot themselves in the foot. Credibility and trust are important in a hosting company and hard to restore once lost.

    January 25, 2016 @ 5:11 am | Reply
  28. SimplerCloud: Is this bait-and-switch or posting error? We were looking to open a monitoring station in Singapore but no soup for us!

    We opened a ticket to learn why the promo was not working and were informed that they would get back to us. Later we received a lengthy reply, the essence of which is that they are not honoring the promo as stated. According to the company, the offer has already been “fully redeemed.” Which seems a bit sketchy given the promo was supposed to run until2 Feb 2016.

    What concerns me is that they attempted to steer us to an inferior promo and invited us to sign-up for their mailing list so that we don’t miss their next great offer. Seems rather disingenuous.

    If the purpose of offering promos is to build good public image then they may have shot themselves in the foot. Credibility and trust are important in a hosting company and hard to restore once lost.

    January 25, 2016 @ 5:16 am | Reply
    • Jarland Donnell:

      Yeah don’t worry, it’ll be their last offer here. Seems they have a problem honoring the offers they submit. No one asked them to submit it, but way to piss off our readers.

      January 25, 2016 @ 6:29 am | Reply
  29. i have try and… server sangat buruk…. oon x yang buatnya

    January 28, 2016 @ 9:48 am | Reply
    • dari
      wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh
      sh bench.sh

      Benchmark started on Thu Jan 28 17:51:06 SGT 2016
      Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

      System Info
      ———–
      Processor : QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.0
      CPU Cores : 1
      Frequency : 2600.000 MHz
      Memory : 996 MB
      Swap : 2015 MB
      Uptime : 1 day, 50 min,

      OS : CentOS release 6.6 (Final)
      Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
      Kernel : 2.6.32-504.3.3.el6.x86_64
      Hostname : sc-centos66-64b

      Speedtest (IPv4 only)
      ———————
      Your public IPv4 is 103.25.202.74

      Location Provider Speed
      CDN Cachefly 903KB/s

      http://imgur.com/Gjgqc34

      January 28, 2016 @ 10:05 am | Reply
      • Alex Neo:

        903KB/s to CDN wow thats bad

        January 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
  30. Clarifications:

    This promotion has been redeemed for more than 10 days running, from 8th to 18th Jan, SGT. The takeup rate was much higher than expected, but we raised the quota more than once anyway. More than 80 orders have been processed on this promocode, over three times the quota set. We did ask for the promotion description to be updated as fully redeemed. We couldn’t be less interested in switching anyone to another promotion.

    Longform: everything’s detailed here.

    1) Our logs show orders coming in on this code right up to early day of 18th (SGT), so we know it worked till then.

    Our records show extensions were done between 8-12th, then around the 16th again. If anyone sent a direct ticket request to us, the code ceiling was raised and shown to work again.

    The quota was only upheld from the 18th, after 10 days and by then more than 80 orders had been processed. Until then, if you posted here about the code not working but never opened a ticket, your order would have gotten through if you tried again within a day. Please drop us a ticket if this didn’t happen, we will help you.

    2) 89 PROMOCODES orders have been processed. The quota was 25, and while this is much lower, this and the projected expiry date was based on the total number of takeups for our first offer here 2 years ago (https://lowendbox.com/blog/simplercloud-7month-1gb-ram-20gb-ssd-kvm-vps-in-singapore/) and the much slower takeup rate at the time. Although surprised by the response this time, we were willing to meet the excess demand anyway and did so for several days after the promotion was launched, raising the limit more than once.

    3) It’s our right to set promotion limits but we should have included “While Stocks Last” in the initial description. It’s our mistake for following precedent and assuming it wouldn’t be necessary, but we don’t seem to be the only host who left out a “when stocks run out” note with offers here.

    The administrator was told to update the promotion as “fully redeemed” (#376) before the above edit to the description was made. Bigger providers appear to have stopped their offers within a few days of launch, and gotten better consideration in the past (https://lowendbox.com/blog/digitalocean-256mb-kvmxen-5-month-in-new-york-or-amsterdam-with-free-5-credit/).

    4) Final extension: 20 More Promocodes

    We understand that some people may have tried the code and posted here after the first 10 days, but we didn’t receive many questions about it in our queue and that’s why the limit was upheld.

    But if anyone is still interested, we’ll open a final 20 slots, with NO expiry date. We will update here ourselves when the 20 codes are used up. Sorry, that will be the last 20 and no further.

    SO:

    – anyone who posted HERE about promocodes not working but for some reason NEVER opened a ticket,
    – anyone who still wants to order
    – exception in (5)

    Contact us in a ticket and we will give you another promocode that will give you the exact same discount on the exact same plan. You must have an account to submit your order. To be clear: The promotion will be exactly the same. The discount will be exactly the same. The plan will be exactly the same. The new promocode will stop working once the 20 orders are received.

    In case there follows more inaccurate verbiage after this: please understand this is not a for-public promotion; anyone who knew the code could use it but we do not volunteer it to people asking generically if we have “promotions”. For example, if you wanted to know why the promocode wasn’t working but wrote in and asked “if we have a promocode” without mentioning “low end anything,” “forum,” “LEB,” “LET,” or anything connected, we would tell you about whatever OTHER non-LEB promotions we had available only.

    About the bait and switch insult: we would not waste that amount of time on anything so lame. If someone asks about a promo that has ended, we give them alternate info about whatever else is available as a standard courtesy. We understand that it is disappointing to miss out on a 50% recurring discount but it is beyond ridiculous to imply that we stopped a promotion in order to trick people into signing up for a mailing list.

    5) That said, it goes without saying that everything else – the service agreement, our AUP and support policies, have always applied to these orders. There are no refunds. This is all in the service agreement you must accept when signing up.

    Last note: All this was already explained to the person, minus actual numbers. We don’t have many resources to devote to clearing up deliberately crafted inexactitudes in a public forum just because one person doesn’t like the answer to how a promocode can be fully redeemed before its expiry date. Long term, we can’t service any party who clearly thinks this is a better option than expressing himself reasonably to us. It would ultimately detract from resources that should be devoted to servicing our infrastructure and customers.

    We believe the above long post addresses all of the miscommunications that we see here. Please contact us through our ticket queue so we can help with specific queries.

    February 1, 2016 @ 5:53 am | Reply
  31. I have pay for an invoice SC2016-03-1583 yesterday via paypal and today i get invoice again SC14532 and their suspend my service for an ip 103.25.203.189.

    Business Name:
    Simplercloud Pte Ltd (The recipient of this payment is Non-U.S. – Verified)
    Email:
    email snipped

    Total amount:
    -$5,00 USD (equals -Rp67.592 IDR)
    Fee amount:
    $0,00 USD
    Net amount:
    -$5,00 USD

    Conversion from:
    -Rp67.592 IDR
    Conversion to:
    $5,00 USD
    Exchange rate:
    1 Indonesian Rupiah = 0,0000 U.S. Dollars

    Item amount:
    $5,00 USD
    Sales Tax:
    $0,00 USD
    Shipping:
    $0,00 USD
    Handling:
    $0,00 USD
    Quantity:
    1

    Item Title:
    SimplerCloud Pte Ltd – Invoice SC12773
    Item Number:
    12773
    Date:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Time:
    17:53:22 GMT+07:00
    Status:
    Completed

    Their sneaky with their business, hope to settle this problem or your good name will be ugly

    March 6, 2016 @ 7:16 am | Reply
  32. ceghap:

    can use torrent?

    January 13, 2017 @ 9:44 am | Reply

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