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Spacerich – $2.99 256MB OpenVZ VPS (5 Year Anniversary Promotion)

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 13, 2010 @ 1:02 am, by LowEndAdmin

Spacerich 5 year birthday promotion Vinyas from Spacerich emailed me about their current 5th Year Anniversary promotion for the LowEndBox readers.

The Event

On August 12, 2010, Spacerich Networks will celebrate its successful 5th year anniversary. On behalf of all the staff, we would like to thank our loyal customers for their support and dedication over these past years.

Thanks Due

To reward those who have helped us get to where we are today, we have randomly selected 50 customers from our active base. These customers will receive a complimentary upgrade and an additional 1 year of web hosting at absolutely no cost. Selected customers are informed via e-mail.

There is also a special coupon code Lowly25 which gives you 25% recurring discount for any VPS plans on monthly billing. That means their “Canis” plan in either Chicago or Germany will be $2.99/month with the following spec:

  • 256MB guaranteed/384MB burstable memory
  • 25GB storage
  • 400GB/month outbound data/month with unmetered inbound data
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Unmetered inbound & large storage would make it a good plan for backup servers. Too bad the US node is already out of order, although the next plan up, Carina at $5.24/month, is still available.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

119 Comments

  1. Calvin:

    VPS Plans – Washington, D.C., USA, USA Crux (0 Available)
    VPS Plans – Chicago, USA Canis – US [Cupel] (0 Available)

    August 13, 2010 @ 2:37 am | Reply
  2. Its a nice offer, so no surprise they are out of stock already :)

    August 13, 2010 @ 3:45 am | Reply
  3. Kamrul H.:

    I just order a VPS with cPanel license + 5 extra IP + 100 GB Package under Chicago, USA. I hope they will give me good service…

    August 13, 2010 @ 5:49 am | Reply
  4. Kamrul H.:

    Update : A/C instantly setup.

    Waiting for cPanel and IP allocation confirmation.

    August 13, 2010 @ 5:50 am | Reply
  5. KLIKLI:

    :( I just got one VPS from them last week :(

    August 13, 2010 @ 6:24 am | Reply
  6. All,

    Except Canis DE Metered, all plans should be back in stock now.

    Thank you.

    August 13, 2010 @ 6:29 am | Reply
  7. Jacob:

    Virpus (VirtuPulse), Delimiter & Enotchnetworks … They are rocking,

    But now I think that Spacerich above them all …! Is not that ;)

    August 13, 2010 @ 9:07 am | Reply
  8. BerthaPapenh.:

    Too bad too they can’t offer a drink for the fifth birthday with the Canis plan. Or may be they can? I’ll keep you posted.

    August 13, 2010 @ 11:20 am | Reply
  9. Highly recommend these guys!

    Jack xD

    August 13, 2010 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
  10. Jacob:

    Canis DE plan there cPanel license is 18.99$ per month ! Where as their US server cPanel license at 9$, why??

    The provider is good dear?

    August 13, 2010 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  11. Jacob,

    it has nothing to do with the level of server that we offer. Control panel price always depends on location/Datacenter…

    Cheers.

    August 13, 2010 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
  12. All,

    Update: Canis – Metered DE — Available.

    Thanks!

    August 14, 2010 @ 9:13 am | Reply
  13. What about unmetered? is it available too?

    August 14, 2010 @ 9:58 am | Reply
  14. Never mind, just ordered one 10mbps unmetered DE.

    One question, why does it show up as “0 KB of 9.77 TB used / free” in SolusVM?

    August 14, 2010 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  15. Asim,

    we need to set a limit in the control panel. Regardless, your VPS won’t be suspended for any bandwidth usage. Please open a support ticket if you have questions.

    Thanks.

    August 14, 2010 @ 10:25 am | Reply
  16. Thanks, loving this. My Benchmark results
    http://www.asim.pk/2010/08/14/spacerich-vps-benchmark/

    August 14, 2010 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  17. Sandro:

    for how long will the coupon be valid?

    August 15, 2010 @ 1:48 am | Reply
  18. Sandro,

    Only for next couple of days.

    August 15, 2010 @ 8:45 am | Reply
  19. newbie:

    If there Seattle & Chicago DC server provide HDD Raid 1/10?
    and seems no free backup support.

    August 15, 2010 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
  20. Hello,

    DE VPS – HDD is RAID configured.
    US VPS – We take weekly backup to external drives.
    We will restore the VPS only when there is a drive failure.

    For any additional backups, you need to contact Sales for a quote a backup space.

    Thanks.

    August 15, 2010 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
  21. The only issue that I have with this service is, that it is slow in 50%-60% of the commands in terms of slow response. But still, I think it will be a good VPS in terms of backup and storage using rsync.

    August 15, 2010 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
  22. Susann:

    i had the same problem before. increasing io prio works.

    August 15, 2010 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
  23. @Susann How to increase io prio? I think its some high-level stuff that I have no control over, right?

    August 15, 2010 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
  24. Tanmoy:

    I wish to buy one. Is that still avialale? And do you support moneybookers for payment?

    August 15, 2010 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
  25. Ozib:

    Two question :)

    Your DC I believe from SingleHOP and Burst.net and also Haz… @ Germany.

    Anyway, if you have SingleHOP server with 4GB Ram at least, dont know how you can sell 1 GB ram based server @ 25 USD? Even 1GB x 4 VPS you will sell = 125 USD, but there are no server less than 150$ on single hop like that. Also I found you offer very awesome discount coupon with cheapest cPanel license, could you tell how can we depends on you :-) ?

    Second question, 5 years in business, I believe you have good business dear. But why you use very simple template for your site, did you ever look at your competitors? Your site design look like simply a scam site really. I hope you will also understand the issue and answer us :-)

    August 15, 2010 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
  26. Tanmony,

    Yes we still have promotions. And we accept Moneybookers.

    August 15, 2010 @ 11:50 pm | Reply
  27. Ozib,

    – You forgot to add SoftLayer to the list of DCs.
    – Mind that you should be double careful to signup for any provider who sell VPS with server of 4GB of RAM. All our nodes are powered with 24GB, and some old ones with 16GB RAM which are good enough for us.
    – Regarding cPanel price: We have sold so much of licenses that, we still make money by giving your 25% off on the told price.
    – Design: On our list. We’re too busy in serving customers — which is our number one task.

    Contact Sales via tickets if you have any questions.

    August 15, 2010 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
  28. Davey:

    Hello dear, will you get any more canis nodes in your Chicago DC in time for this promotion?

    that is all, thanking you

    August 16, 2010 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  29. Davey,

    We’ve very few slots open in Chicago DC now. http://www.spacerich.com/vps-Chicago-US.html

    Thanks.

    August 16, 2010 @ 11:09 am | Reply
  30. Eon:

    Do you allow torrents?

    August 16, 2010 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  31. son9o:

    is the promotion over already? it says code has been used …

    August 17, 2010 @ 3:54 am | Reply
  32. Just canceled my account with them. Extremely poor I/O and the support keeps telling me that the limit they have is “effeciently” selected based on VPS.

    Another few bucks down the drain hole.

    August 17, 2010 @ 10:58 am | Reply
  33. son9o,

    We had records order number from LowEndBox alone. Promotion is extended for next 500 orders.

    Thanks.

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:13 am | Reply
  34. Zeeshan,

    All depends on your configuration and has nothing to do with the service that we offer. No other customer has faced such I/O problem, it must be something specific to ‘what’ and ‘how’ you run.

    Good Luck.

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:14 am | Reply
  35. Eon,

    Legal torrents — Yes.

    Cheers.

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:15 am | Reply
  36. @Spacerich Installing an OS from SolusVM and doing a ‘nano somefile’ or ‘crontab -e’ and getting a 5-15 seconds lag (sometimes half min)
    If there are other efficient ways of doing the above, please let us ALL know. Please note that I tried to communicate with your support about this issue via tickets and even asking to be moved to the new Seattle VPS node but I was told the I/O will remain the same.

    @LEA Sorry, I know this is not for support but just wanted to let the community know about my end of the experience

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  37. Zeeshan,

    Sorry that we could not satisfy you. Within the amount of information/input provided.

    Good Luck.

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  38. @Asim – What node are you on – Do you have an IP to post here?

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
  39. IP: 178.63.252.75, node: ‘CUBE’ (this is what SolusVM tells me)

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  40. @Asim – That IP looks like it’s on the Cube node. I don’t really seem to have problems with them – It lags sometimes on an evening but I guess you get what you pay for. :-)

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
  41. @Jackk you are lucky mate your VPS is working perfectly alright! Tried to sort this out with support but Alas!

    by the way, my QuickWeb $3.75/mo 128MB VPS gives me more speed, I/O and better network connection.

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:16 pm | Reply
  42. @Asim – What are you using to test I/O?

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  43. @Jackk no tests, but this is my guess that I/O is low bcoz as I said earlier “Installing an OS from SolusVM and doing a ‘nano somefile’ or ‘crontab -e’ ” is giving me a lag, usually 5sec-15sec and sometimes even half a min.

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  44. An OS re-install from SolusVM usually takes around a minute for me depending on how fast the current system takes to shut down. If something won’t shut down on the current system it can take around 3 or 4 minutes to re-install.

    Jack.

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
  45. @Jackk I gave it more then 18 hrs to settle down but still same results. The VPS was just not working for me. Tried support but invain, they did ask me to reboot it once (probably they changed io priority) and things got better a little but still the lag :(

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
  46. Susann:

    so many comments. i got vps since april and I think their support is patient in answering. When I got the err I asked support to increase prio and i changed to debian. all good after that. hope you find answer soon.

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  47. rio:

    iplan use for VPN , are this allowed?

    August 17, 2010 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
  48. @rio – I guess so – They allow tun/tap enabled.

    August 18, 2010 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  49. Rio,

    Yes we do allow TunTAP.

    Cheers.

    August 18, 2010 @ 9:13 am | Reply
  50. Robin:

    How many hours give to your client to resolve any abuse related matter? I believe any other host provide time “24hours” where as you provide “2hours” only and with 50$ late response charge as well.

    But I want to ask, if the local time is not matched with you and if the client check that at morning will you going to charge him 50$ instantly. I hope you will increase the time like other host with at least 24 hours. Even burst.net provide 24 hours as well…

    August 18, 2010 @ 9:21 am | Reply
  51. Robin:

    @ Asim on my node I dont face any I/O, I found that it is faster. They provide good service to end-user.

    @ Susann hi, I also have 1 dedi myself, what is prio, never heard that. Could you please tell us more about prio?

    August 18, 2010 @ 9:32 am | Reply
  52. Robin,

    Time given to solve the abuse complaint is directly related to the nature of the complaint. We offer 24hr-36hrs standard time for unsolicited E-mail complaints. 12-24hr for Copyright notices. Much less for phishing scam, network attack and related complaints and zero if the complaint is very critical.

    Charging $50 is to encourage customers to act in timely manner or at least respond to the complaint. The charge can be removed upon successful complaint resolution.

    Cheers.

    August 18, 2010 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  53. Densets:

    Coupon doenst work anymore.

    August 18, 2010 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
  54. Densets:

    my bad, it does work. =p

    August 18, 2010 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  55. Mike:

    I’m seeing some moderately poor i/o performance in Chicago as well, but it’s not horrible… yet. (Somewhat frequent load of 0.1 – 0.3 just from iowait. Basically nothing running; only using 140MB of RAM.) If it gets worse, or becomes consistent, that could be a problem, but for now I can put up with it. Hey, it’s $3 a month…

    August 19, 2010 @ 6:52 am | Reply
  56. static:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k; sync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.66642 s, 644 MB/s
    static:~#

    I ran this on my SpaceRich VPS in Hezter, DE – Cube node.

    August 19, 2010 @ 8:45 am | Reply
  57. A note on using `dd` command to test IO — don’t trust the read out from `dd` itself, but actually time the entire operation including sync! (which might not work well under VE)

    August 19, 2010 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
  58. Mike:

    Yeah, the heck with dd.

    [root@foo ~]# time w
    11:01:37 up 22:46, 1 user, load average: 1.44, 0.61, 0.27
    USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
    root pts/0 foo-7.foo.foo.foo 01:05 4.00s 0.21s 0.21s -bash

    real 0m4.362s
    user 0m0.001s
    sys 0m0.003s
    [root@foo ~]#

    On one of their Chicago nodes. Note that the load is entirely iowait, as the VPS wasn’t doing anything. Also note that the time was just after the hour, which is when things tend to bog down. (Somebody’s backup script thrashing the disk?)

    (For anyone who’s following along at home… that’s the command ‘w’ taking 4.3 seconds to run…)

    August 19, 2010 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  59. Omio:

    Their Chicago server, filled up. No available slot :(

    August 20, 2010 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
  60. Mike:

    My VPS with them in Chicago continues to suffer really, really painful iowait, and anything that involves disk access is cripplingly slow. My VPS with them in Seattle, on the other hand, runs beautifully.

    While I’d prefer both VPSes ran smoothly, if one had to be slow I’d prefer Seattle. Oh, well. Maybe they’ll eventually figure out who’s mauling the disks in Chicago and boot them…

    August 21, 2010 @ 11:31 pm | Reply
  61. Ozib:

    It seems spacerich oversold their chicago node. Thats why poor I/O issue has been made really?!

    August 22, 2010 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  62. Perhaps you should contact support?

    August 22, 2010 @ 11:48 am | Reply
  63. We have had H/W RAID problems on one of the Chicago nodes. And since last week, we have started moving customers from this problematic node to a much stable one. Other nodes have at least 200 days of uptime. Less than 5% of our clientele is affected by this node. If you are affected open us a ticket and provide the logs, and we will provide the resolution or move you out. Else stop making false half-knowledge assumptions.
    Regarding I/O on DE nodes: We have received complaints from none, but from one who failed to provide sufficient logs to investigate. Cannot blame on anything.

    In total, we have received only about 3 tickets regarding I/O problems till date, others seemed to have zero problems. Informing us with proper information (only) via ticket – helps.

    Cheers.

    August 22, 2010 @ 11:57 am | Reply
  64. > We have received complaints from none, but from one who failed to provide sufficient logs to investigate. Cannot blame on anything.

    You are referring to me, right? well I did provide what you asked for and what did I get? NOTHING! Now stop covering your slow I/O with an official statement.

    Oh and I finally made up my mind to try your Seattle node which someone from here said had good I/O and I also had a ticket #309668 logged with support. After this customer-bashing, forget it.

    I have good judgement in saying that your VPS has low I/O because I have 9 VPSes from different providers. Even my 80GB outperforms your 256MB VPS.

    @LEA I know this is not support forum but I want to make this clear to the community why I cancelled my VPS within 24 hours of payment and a support ticket.

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
  65. Well I am still very happy with their service – I get very fast speeds on their DE node (Cube).

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  66. firmy:

    Resold there 42nd vps. No such problem. Happy with Spacerich too…

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
  67. I am on DE node CUBE, max speed (networking download) is 1.2mb/sec (10mbps). I dont complain about the network speed but the I/O itself.

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  68. @Asim – Are you on the unmetered bandwidth plan? They have a maximum download speed of 10Mbps on this plan.

    Jack xD

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  69. @Jackk as I said earlier, 10mbps is enough for me, dont need more. I just cant live with slow file access and I/O waits

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  70. @Asim – Do you currently have a VPS with them? If so, run this and post the results here.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k; sync

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  71. KLIKLI:

    For a more accurate result it would be recording the time taken of the command above as sync consume time as well.

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
  72. root@spacerich:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k; sync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.52881 s, 702 MB/s
    root@spacerich:~#
    

    The actual test took 47 second on a VPS tht is running NOTHING at the moment

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  73. KLIKLI:

    47 seconds is actually quite good for budget VPSes, BurstNET VPS take >1.5 min for this and >2 min for ThrustVPS

    August 22, 2010 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
  74. root@nagios:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k; sync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.34991 s, 115 MB/s
    root@nagios:~#
    

    Took just 9 seconds. Its a 128MB VPS from QuickWeb

    root@nagios:~# free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           147        144          2          0         15         53
    -/+ buffers/cache:         75         72
    Swap:          255         18        237
    root@nagios:~#
    

    here is a ps aux output from the same VPS

    root@nagios:~# ps aux
    USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
    root         1  0.0  0.7  23704  1136 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:02 /sbin/init
    root         2  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [kthreadd]
    root         3  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [migration/0]
    root         4  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
    root         5  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [watchdog/0]
    root         6  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [events/0]
    root         7  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [cpuset]
    root         8  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [khelper]
    root         9  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [netns]
    root        10  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [async/mgr]
    root        11  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [xenwatch]
    root        12  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [xenbus]
    root        14  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [sync_supers]
    root        15  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [bdi-default]
    root        16  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [kintegrityd/0]
    root        17  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [kblockd/0]
    root        18  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [kseriod]
    root        20  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [khungtaskd]
    root        22  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [kswapd0]
    root        23  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [aio/0]
    root        24  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [jfsIO]
    root        25  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [jfsCommit]
    root        26  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [jfsSync]
    root        27  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [xfs_mru_cache]
    root        28  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [xfslogd/0]
    root        29  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [xfsdatad/0]
    root        30  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [xfsconvertd/0]
    root        31  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [glock_workqueue]
    root        32  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [delete_workqueu]
    root        33  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   Aug15   0:00 [kslowd000]
    root        34  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   Aug15   0:00 [kslowd001]
    root        35  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [crypto/0]
    root        38  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [net_accel/0]
    root        39  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [sfc_netfront/0]
    root        40  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [kstriped]
    root       134  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 [kjournald]
    root       178  0.0  0.1  17160   224 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 upstart-udev-bridge --daemon
    root       181  0.0  0.1  16876   176 ?        S<s  Aug15   0:00 udevd --daemon
    root       270  0.0  0.1  16872   156 ?        S<   Aug15   0:00 udevd --daemon
    root       280  0.0  0.0  16872    40 ?        S<   Aug15   0:00 udevd --daemon
    syslog     337  0.0  0.4 123808   672 ?        Sl   Aug15   0:00 rsyslogd -c4
    102        351  0.0  0.3  23416   552 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:00 dbus-daemon --system --fork
    root       395  0.0  0.2  49252   320 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
    root       402  0.0  0.0   6072    52 tty4     Ss+  Aug15   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty4
    root       404  0.0  0.0   6072    52 tty5     Ss+  Aug15   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty5
    root       407  0.0  0.0   6072    52 tty2     Ss+  Aug15   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty2
    root       409  0.0  0.0   6072    52 tty3     Ss+  Aug15   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty3
    root       413  0.0  0.0   6072    52 tty6     Ss+  Aug15   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty6
    root       418  0.0  0.3  21068   592 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:00 cron
    root       443  0.0  0.0   6072    52 tty1     Ss+  Aug15   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty1
    root       469  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Aug15   0:01 [flush-8:1]
    root       475  0.0  1.0 122920  1624 ?        Sl   Aug15   0:00 /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon --no-daemon
    root      2684  0.0  0.2  37192   332 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:00 /usr/lib/postfix/master
    postfix   2687  0.0  0.4  39416   680 ?        S    Aug15   0:00 qmgr -l -t fifo -u
    postfix   4214  0.0  1.3  39256  2112 ?        S    18:35   0:00 pickup -l -t fifo -u -c
    root      6498  0.0  6.5 170312  9904 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data  6567  0.0  4.3 170648  6528 ?        S    19:28   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data  6568  0.0  3.7 170648  5736 ?        S    19:28   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data  6574  0.0  4.1 170312  6292 ?        S    19:28   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    root      7945  0.0  2.2  79124  3444 ?        Ss   20:00   0:00 sshd: root@pts/0
    root      7965  0.0  1.3  17916  1988 pts/0    Ss   20:00   0:00 -bash
    root      8047  0.0  0.4   6068   740 ?        Ss   20:02   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 hvc0
    root      8052  0.0  0.7  14968  1104 pts/0    R+   20:02   0:00 ps aux
    postfix  13664  0.0  0.9  41768  1444 ?        S    Aug16   0:00 tlsmgr -l -t unix -u -c
    ntp      16676  0.0  0.4  25792   616 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -g -u 106:110
    root     18146  0.0  1.4  73040  2184 ?        Ss   Aug15   0:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/share/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf
    nagios   19415  0.0  1.3  38856  2112 ?        SNsl Aug21   0:00 /usr/sbin/nagios3 -d /etc/nagios3/nagios.cfg
    www-data 28407  0.0  5.0 171404  7560 ?        S    03:00   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data 28408  0.0  5.1 171404  7768 ?        S    03:00   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data 28409  0.0  4.7 171412  7180 ?        S    03:00   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data 28410  0.0  4.9 171404  7444 ?        S    03:00   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data 28411  0.0  4.7 171412  7128 ?        S    03:00   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data 29917  0.0  4.6 170900  7016 ?        S    03:32   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    www-data 29919  0.0  4.3 170900  6576 ?        S    03:32   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    root@nagios:~#
    

    From what I see, its pretty slow from all of my VPSes. Just for a note, im paying $4.3/mo for this QuickWeb VPS

    August 22, 2010 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  75. @KLIKLI I get max 20sec from the same test that was executed on all my other VPSes. From that perspetive, I’d say its slow. I am not aware of the averages. Perhaps @LEA can shed light on this?

    August 22, 2010 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  76. KLIKLI:

    @Asim
    Yes I agree that is not a good result but you pay USD$2.99 for 25GB’s storage – how fast can you expect it to be?

    August 22, 2010 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
  77. @KLIKLI I am paying just $4 for a 60GB storage VPS with another provider and its blazing fast, it takes 12 seconds to run the same command.

    If it, the new vps, does not go per my expectations, I cancel them like I cancelled this service within 24 hours. I do understand that may be average users do not care about I/O or long waits. Nothing personal, just my personal opinion.

    Thanks @KLIKLI and @Jackk for checking in, appreciate it

    August 22, 2010 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  78. Mike:

    Spacerich: Nobody bothers to open tickets about this because nobody expects a meaningful resolution. This is not uncommon on VM nodes with poor disk performance, and most of us here are well aware of this. Relentlessly harrassing you with support ticket after support ticket isn’t going to magically make the hard drives faster. :)

    However, because I’m a masochist, I’ve just now opened a ticket, “formally” informing you of this issue in Chicago. May it bring you much joy and happiness…

    August 22, 2010 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
  79. Susann:

    Lowly25 promo is not working. Pls help…….

    August 22, 2010 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  80. On the very VPS that hosts this blog (QuickWeb):

    $ time (dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test bs=64k count=16k > /dev/null; sync)
    real    0m17.332s
    user    0m0.012s
    sys     0m0.668s
    

    So 17 seconds for me.

    HOWEVER, I am not familiar with OpenVZ. Calling /bin/sync *might* require the entire kernel buffer to be sync to disk — not just your VE but the entire box (remember this shared kernel goodness). That might be reason why it is so slow on OpenVZ.

    Still, Xen wins hand down in my book in terms of isolation and often performance.

    August 22, 2010 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  81. Ozib:

    @ Spacerich – I’m currently using one of their large package under Chicago server, already use delimiter and virpus, in my sense virpus provide me best support but their server is some times down. But their support team 24×7 online and again back my service in friendly manner. My question is I already have 4 server with vir and 1 server with deli. I thought that spacerich is best (As per seeing their offer). But honestly speaking, my connectivity – even cpanel page opening time is slow. Every one tell about I/O issue here, I also think your server has some problem. Even virpus 512/2GB burstable provide 6x times faster site loading speed than your chicago node. Dear spacerich, I like your plan thats why I come to you, but note that, if same issue continuing I really forced to move back to my existing providers nexo mo, no way… :( Really your chicago node has problem. I hope you will solve that asap. On the otherhand now I found that all of your chicago plan are not available. Do you work on this problem to get the issue resolve? Really problematic site laoding speed of chicago server. cPanel and WHM loading and menu works slower, where as server CPU load 0-2 (Avg) Max-3-5 // CPU 3 and Memory 40-50% maximum free.

    August 23, 2010 @ 1:13 am | Reply
  82. Mike:

    For anyone still following this, I opened a ticket with Spacerich about the poor disk performance. 2.5 hours later, they deleted the ticket because I wasn’t logged in when I submitted it. So, I submitted it again, and fifteen minutes later got a response saying they’d logged into my VM, didn’t see anything amiss, had all kinds of fancy load-balancing things in place to keep one client from continuously affecting overall node performance, and that I should contact them again if the problem becomes continuous for a twenty-four hour period… at which point they’ll move me to another node.

    So, yes, Spacerich; see why nobody bothers to open tickets about these things? :)

    To be fair, the service they provide is more than decent, and their support is quite responsive (when you’re logged in; I surmise that tickets from non-logged-in customers go to the bottom of the queue). Knowing a tiny bit about the way paravirtualization works, I suspect that people who are actually heavily using their VMs on the affected node(s) probably, ironically, get better performance than those of us who are barely doing anything with them. Great for the people using all 25GB of space and 400GB of bandwidth; not so great for those of us using 1.5GB of space and about a GB of bandwidth…

    August 23, 2010 @ 3:25 am | Reply
  83. @Mike Same thing happened with me. They put an allegation here that I didn’t provided them enough data/logs.

    Like I said early, another 3 bucks down the drain hole, totally wasted.

    August 23, 2010 @ 8:15 am | Reply
  84. Ozib:

    @ Spacerich – finally frustrated with your server performance. I will move my a/c to other point at next renewal. Just waiting another 20 days to check the last situation of the server.

    August 23, 2010 @ 11:10 am | Reply
  85. @Mike – Are you saying that users using more disk space and bandwidth will get priority over CPU/Disk/RAM?

    August 23, 2010 @ 11:34 am | Reply
  86. Ozib,

    Have you opened a ticket with us yet?

    August 23, 2010 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
  87. Mike:

    @Jackk: Not exactly. (That may be true, however, and would not surprise me. I know that people would throw tantrums were the opposite true…)

    August 23, 2010 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
  88. Omio:

    Their vps which are on singlehop datacenter based (CHICAGO SERVER) are slow and so much lag on it, I’m sure, they cant go with these in long run for sure.

    August 23, 2010 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
  89. Ozib:

    Hello Spacerich, due to poor speed and load + latency, I/O issue I want to take my money back. I use your node for 11 days, will you people refund me? Or, I just throw my money to dustbin? 27$ is waste, because poor server + service you provide to me. I already back to my previous provider Vir… I beleive KEN is providing better than you people. Just waiting for refund, not sure if you can provide that to me, if not, no problem I will review my good experience to all.

    @ Asim & LEB admin, is paypal dispute work with these Indian people? I already use so many service from LEB reviewed provider. Never found crap like these people. Another poor company around.

    Check http://whois.domaintools.com/spacerich.com with premium a/c. They really buy the old domain and mainly 1 year in business, just tell the false history : 5yrs in business. My money really gone to hell, nothing else.

    August 24, 2010 @ 6:26 am | Reply
  90. From DomainTools they certainly have domain info prior to March 2010 hidden behind privacy guard. I don’t have a premium account so I can’t tell the history. However if it is indeed the case, “5 years anniversary” would certainly be a false claim.

    August 24, 2010 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  91. KLIKLI:

    @LEA-
    ICANN Registrar:
    DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Created:
    2005-07-21

    Isn’t it registered at 21/7/2005

    Anyway you should place that on your post instead of comment ;)

    August 24, 2010 @ 6:56 am | Reply
  92. Ozib,

    Can you make a ticket with us? We don’t know still who you are and what your problems are.

    All,

    I guess there are many other ways outside domaintools (archive.org) to find out what company did before. Super Wrong assumption.

    August 24, 2010 @ 7:30 am | Reply
  93. Ozib:

    @ Spacerich, I just want nothing, no excuse required. But want to refund my money. Will you offer refund or not?

    August 24, 2010 @ 7:38 am | Reply
  94. Ozib:

    @ Spacerich I have opened ticket for refund : #735321 + #505530 + #414013

    Please refund my payment. I’m not willing to use any kind of service from you. I already mentioned in LEB about your service and support. Please dont force me to go for paypal dispute.

    August 24, 2010 @ 9:48 am | Reply
  95. Ozib:

    They replied me “Refund (excluding control panel, addons and used period time) will be issued win 12 business days.”

    Is there any provider make refund in 12 business days…! Aahh!

    August 24, 2010 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  96. Ozib,

    thanks for opening the ticket and letting us know who you are.

    Though you violated our TOS with ‘multiple’ abuse complaints, caused all sort of support troubles, thretened to bring bad image on company by writing false reviews — we have decided to refund your unused amount (excluding control panels, addons price). It is always better to have such clients off the file.

    Others,
    He/she has not opened a ticket till date regarding slow I/O or anything related to performace but at LEB (which is not our support channel). All these could have been solved with one simple ticket.

    Cheers.

    August 24, 2010 @ 9:59 am | Reply
  97. Ozib:

    @ Spacerich – If you were provide me good service, its just simple I stay with you. Look at the 3. and 4. comments of this page, who provide you good touch.

    You already told that “violated our TOS with ‘multiple’ abuse complaints” There are not any. Only one abuse complain because one of my client running fishing site. I suspended that in my previous node, but while I move my server to you, cpanel2cpanel the site automatically unsuspended, as if you have basic knowledge then you can understand it very well. I forgot to terminate the a/c that time, as soon as you inform me I terminate it. Is that is “multiple” abuse???

    Not only that, I have premium paid support with cPanel directly. While they investigate my node and run easy apache process, they informed me the node has some problem. More than 1.5 hours going on even Easyapache not completed and crashed. WHM page load slower, every dynamic site load slower.

    “thretened to bring bad image on company by writing false reviews” who told that?!??!????

    Not only that, I have 7 VPS from different provider. I never seen such poor VPS in my life. I already told you that I’m a kid that what you are saying, I just listen. Now waiting for refund, thats all.

    August 24, 2010 @ 10:11 am | Reply
  98. @SpaceRich

    > “…could have been solved with one simple ticket. ”

    This is a false statement, I did open a ticket and no resolution provided, just like @Mike who also opened a ticket without any resolution from you guys. I would leave this up to the LEB community to decide.

    August 24, 2010 @ 10:15 am | Reply
  99. @Ozib I think your money is also down the drain hole along with my 3 bucks. I dont think they will ever refund you the full amount

    August 24, 2010 @ 10:19 am | Reply
  100. Omio:

    @Ozib Go for paypal dispute. Attach this link ” http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/spacerich-2-99-256mb-openvz-vps-5-year-anniversary-promotion/ ” over there for proof. Now a days so many indian scam company coming out. Spacerich is nothing but will be blacklisted if they dont refund you :) Update us.

    August 24, 2010 @ 10:33 am | Reply
  101. Ozib:

    @ Asim I paid them for cPanel license + 5 extra IP + 100 GB Package. Now even they dont refund me. I think they will never give me full refund..!? Is that legitimate? Even they reply here I’m doing “multiple abuse”! Now understand that I will never go for any vps without using small package. Its my luck I dont pay for 6 month in advance to them.

    @ Omio If I go to paypal dispute are you sure they refund me, can I win? I think LEB admin & Asim please give me some advice, is that best to go for dispute against such indian host?

    August 24, 2010 @ 10:42 am | Reply
  102. I think that’s enough — again please let me remind you that LowEndBox.com is not Spacerich’s support channel. What you want to make known is already exposed to the public so please move on guys.

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:35 am | Reply
  103. @Ozib Perhaps they dont have funds in their paypal account at the moment because they withdraw everything and they are expecting more customer to pay via paypal in the next 12 days AND then they can return the sum to YOU.

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:35 am | Reply
  104. @LEA sorry, I was typing at the same time as you posted your message. You can remove my messages

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  105. I get one my self. Instant setup, 100% uptime till now. Speed is OK. Considering the price, I am very happy! I bought the DE VPS with 10Mb Unmetered BW.

    100MB Test

    server:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-08-26 16:52:52-- 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 9.33M/s in 11s

    2010-08-26 16:53:03 (8.72 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    UnixBench

    Here

    August 26, 2010 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  106. Mike:

    Despite their protestations that there were no disk i/o problems in Chicago, blah blah blah… the node I’m on is suddenly working perfectly fine this morning, with no iowait at all. Yay, Spacerich!

    (Here’s hoping it was actually something they did, and not just a case of a single abusive customer hitting their bandwidth limit and being temporarily suspended…)

    August 28, 2010 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  107. Sandro:

    @insraq on what node are you?

    September 10, 2010 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
  108. wappi:

    The promotion appears to be ended. Do you have another promotion code?

    September 19, 2010 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  109. Marko:

    They don’t answer on support page. I have send them a ticket two days ago but no one answers.

    September 21, 2010 @ 6:25 am | Reply
  110. jogja:

    yes bad support..request tun tap 4 day ago dont respond…he closed ticket! oh my god…

    September 22, 2010 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  111. Mystery:

    OMG! Thats whole lot of comments about this poor indian company! I too fell on their scam trap recently by getting my own VPS Plan: Carina – US [Cypher] from them. Simply to say, they’re the worst vps providers i’ve ever seen. No support tickets answered even after 4 days they were raised. OpenVZ goes mad and shows incorrect information always. Its almost a week passed after i logged into WHM. Poor support. Poor performance. Re-installation of OS never completes. Can’t login to WHM. 100% Packet loss on my ip anytime. Last but not least i didn’t seen any of my sites running which is hosted on their VPS. Their company is just 85 Kms away from me! I’m also frm india. I know how to handle & give them a nice treat very soon!!!

    Never ever try them guys! Highly Not Recommended!!!

    September 28, 2010 @ 2:26 am | Reply
  112. JC:

    I recently had the unfortunate experience of dealing with SpaceRich.com. I needed a cheap VPS to host a simple website and mail server. Since I need php SSH2, I can’t go with a normal website hosting. The service worked fine for 1 month, although their setup time was painfully slow (+12 hours for setup and then +12 hours for a memory upgrade). After paying the 2nd month my service went down. I asked them why and they stated their was an abuse complaint on my server so they suspended it. I told them I needed access to the server to check the security logs. They would not reinstate the service until I answered the abuse email, which was, of course, sent to the very server they had suspended. After 4 days of trouble tickets with ZERO replies, I was able to setup an email server on one of my other dedicated boxes, redirect mail to it, and reply to their complaint. After the account was reactivated, I checked and there was no traffic whatsoever coming form that box associated with the abuse complaint. Shutting down my servers cost me most of my customers and over $100 in refunds over the course of a few days! NEVER, I REPEAT NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH THESE PEOPLE!

    October 12, 2010 @ 1:00 am | Reply
  113. chachiris:

    These Indian jerks kept sending invoice and email after I canceled the service.

    October 17, 2010 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
  114. Jess:

    The website is down. Have they stopped hosting?

    November 21, 2010 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  115. Sandro:

    It’s not

    November 22, 2010 @ 12:37 am | Reply
  116. dyn:

    Stay away from them. Main problem is extremely slow I/O, totally waste of time and money even if it’s cheaper than others you are overpaying in the end.

    February 23, 2011 @ 9:59 am | Reply
  117. i had 5 vps with them ranging from 10mb to 1000mb i had seedbox running with littl etorrents on, they then suspended with no reason i asked why they didnt give me a reason after saying what a joke this was they then suspended my other vps when i was a reseller very por service looks god and cheap but dont put nothing important on there vps not worth it
    so paypal dispute was filled and refunded stay clear

    June 24, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  118. Ali:

    Hi,stay away from them
    i was with him since 3 mounth. No problem before.
    But since 3 weeks the network is very bad. i lost 50% of trafic
    When i ping the server i lost 50% of packets.
    At this moment i can use the server.

    Bye

    November 22, 2011 @ 10:15 am | Reply

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