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sshVM Mahesh from sshVM emailed me about their special promotion for LowEndBox readers… Except the promo code he emailed me does not work! Never mind. Found a different coupon code over here on WHT that gives the same 10% off discount. Use WHT-10 to their “VPS2” down to $4.50/month. Update: Promo code LOWENDBOX-10 should work now.

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • 1x IPv4 + 5x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

You get to choose between Kansas City MO (Wholesale Internet, AMD Phenom II X4 nodes, direct sign up link) or Scranton PA (BurstNet, Intel Core i7 nodes, direct sign up link). They also have 128MB/10GB/150GB OpenVZ plan for $2.70/month after the discount. sshVM is based in India and Mahesh was running it with small group of techies. Domain was created in Feb 2011 (~1 month old). Domain is also authorized to use WHMCS but on a 15-day trial license key. AUP here, where IRC and torrent are forbidden.

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  1. Mmmm:

    Could be a Virpus Reseller. Don’t really like their design.

    March 16, 2011 @ 2:42 am | Reply
  2. KLIKLI:

    How would know know they are on trial WHMCS license?

    March 16, 2011 @ 5:14 am | Reply
    • Dunno how LEA does it but you can do it like this by going to the link


      March 16, 2011 @ 5:29 am | Reply
      • Just curious. I checked over at the WHMCS site and the domain passes fine and shows as invalid. The above link though shows that the license is invalid. Shouldn’t WHMCS be passing that along to show that the license is valid?

        Just wondering if a ticket should be opened up on that. I don;t use WHMCS so I’m at a loss here.

        I don;t have a problem with using trial licensing either. Working on a site install this morning and the SSL licensing we’re using is a trial certificate. I wouldn’t be opening for business though or offering offers like this with such a certificate though.

        March 16, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
        • Sounds like a bug to me then. If the license is valid, it should show as valid.

          “…the domain passes fine and shows as invalid…”

          Excuse me. That should be “…shows as valid…”

          March 16, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
        • That page https://secure.sshvm.com/admin/licenseerror.php is usualy the one u get when your license is expired.

          March 16, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
        • ab:
          status: Active
          registeredname: sshvm.com
          productid: 2
          productname: Monthly Lease
          regdate: 2011-03-16
          nextduedate: 2011-04-16
          billingcycle: Monthly
          validdomain: secure.sshvm.com,www.secure.sshvm.com
          validdirectory: /home/sshvm/public_html/secure
          customfields: Reseller=
          latestversion: 4.4.2
          checkdate: 20110317
          March 17, 2011 @ 5:23 am | Reply
        • ab, my mind reading hat is in for a wash. I don’t have a clue as to what you’re referencing. If you follow the links we providing, you’ll see what we’re looking at:


          License Invalid

          Your license key Leased-5e02c4163d2d61b2a11b is invalid. Possible reasons for this include:

          * An incorrect license key has been used
          * The IP Address your system is using has changed
          * The domain you are using has changed
          * The directory you are using has changed

          You can reissue your license from the WHMCS client area to save the new IP, Domain & Directory settings and get your WHMCS system working again.

          Got a new license key? Click here to enter it

          Hmm, you must be a wordpress developer….

          March 19, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
      • KLIKLI:

        On any WHMCS site, /licenseerror.php would give out a “license invalid” error from my testing.

        March 16, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
        • Very true. But i dont think there is another way to find out the key as WHMCS verify tool just reports it as good or bad.

          March 16, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
        • Can someone let us know how did @ab get this info? Getting IP, Domain name is fine but getting regdate, nextduedate and validdirectory is disturbing.

          March 17, 2011 @ 9:41 am | Reply
        • thats a good question perhaps he must have queried the WHMCS license server some how.

          March 17, 2011 @ 9:56 am | Reply
        • KLIKLI:

          LEA emailed me the trick a few days ago. Check your access log sshVM and you’ll know it. I believe LEA want to keep it private, and thus, did not tell it publicly. Thanks to Fran from BuyVM ;-)

          March 17, 2011 @ 10:49 am | Reply
        • hmm, @ab is from Australia. Wow amazing :) Now got to know how was it done. I had placed ticket with WHMCS let me see whether they will reveal or not :p

          March 17, 2011 @ 11:13 am | Reply
        • circus:

          @sshVM ?licensedebug

          March 17, 2011 @ 11:26 am | Reply
        • Yeh looks like licensedebug

          March 17, 2011 @ 11:30 am | Reply
        • @circus yes right! I guess with modsecurity rule like SecRule REQUEST_URI “\?licensedebug\” \ we can prevent this request.

          March 17, 2011 @ 11:37 am | Reply
        • KLIKLI:

          You don’t even need mod_security.
          Place these in configuration.php:

          if (strpos($_SERVER['query_string'],'licensedebug')) {exit();}

          March 17, 2011 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
        • That was my point. If a license is valid, the url should follow to somewhere else and show the license is valid.

          I don;t use WHMCS so someone else is going to have to log a bug report. Or at least clue me into how one should be logged.

          March 19, 2011 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
  3. We are not Virpus Reseller. We have servers in Wholesale Internet and BurstNet Datacenter.

    March 16, 2011 @ 6:09 am | Reply
  4. The Coupon code was generated but we were not aware about case sensitive in WHMCS. We had provider LEB coupon: Lowendbox-10 :( which actually should be lowendbox-10 or LOWENDBOX-10

    Also, the WHMCS license has been updated.

    March 16, 2011 @ 6:24 am | Reply
  5. WHMCS license can be verify via this URL

    March 16, 2011 @ 6:36 am | Reply
  6. Sounds a little unstable. New domain, license issues on WHMCS, hrmm….

    March 16, 2011 @ 7:18 am | Reply
    • there isnt anything wrong with using a trial, its the whole point to try it see if it suits your business….

      however i would never install any trials on a Production Server

      March 16, 2011 @ 7:54 am | Reply
  7. We Agree, we are new company with new domain name. But we are not unstable. WHMCS was running in Trial Licenses once trial expire we can easily update the license. However, we have updated the lease license now.

    March 16, 2011 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  8. VNet:

    TOS is a near replica of Virpus.com’s…

    March 16, 2011 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Jade:

      Don’t want to troll but I highly believe they are a Virpus Reseller fron Kansas and Burst Reseller. VPS Resellers don’t last long, from my experience. Virpus is unstable according to many reviews I’ve seen and things I’ve heard, they also lose customer data and have horrible uptime.

      March 19, 2011 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
  9. @Jade what does words “Reseller” mean according to you? Is it buying server from Burstnet or WholesaleInternet or Limestonenetwork or Softlayer and building OpenVZ in that server and then setting SolusVM Master/Slave integrating with WHMCS?

    Once again we are saying LOUD and CLEAR we are not reseller we own the dedicated servers.

    March 19, 2011 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
    • You Dont own the dedicated servers though,, they are owned by DC.

      March 19, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
      • Sonic:

        why dont, they own and colo at DC, is it imposible?

        March 19, 2011 @ 4:03 pm | Reply
        • No, But the way they said they own dedicated servers i assume they where talking about dedi servers not colo.

          It is true your essentially reselling if you own dedi servers.

          March 19, 2011 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
  10. According to my understanding reseller means selling VPS of some other provider and seller do not have access to main node. We are not reseller, we purchase the servers we do have root access and we ourself configured OpenVZ and integrated it with SolusVM and WHMCS.

    March 19, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
  11. Yeah right, we do not own the server :p it is property of DC. We can say “OUR Server / My Server” as long as we pay for it.

    March 19, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
    • Kind of torn on that actually. “We lease our servers” may be more correct. I think me and Fran here are the only ones who actually own our own hardware. (Excuse me if there are others. Feel free to chip in.)

      March 19, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
  12. @drmike Just out of Curiosity. How was you start with own hardware or lease?

    March 19, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  13. Jade:

    Mind providing some pictures and such? Usually, people offering VPS are reselling Burst net.

    March 19, 2011 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
  14. From my own definition — resellers are specifically those who sign up other VPS providers’ reseller programs and resell VPS on behalf of another provider. They generate profit from the differences on the unit price.

    For example BurstNet resellers and Virpus resellers. They pretty much just need a website and their own WHMCS portal, and no other software to install.

    I’ll only list those resellers here if they can give a price that’s cheaper than their upstream providers’ retail pricing. For example the recently-deadpooled JBoost.com.

    On the other hand, I think it is perfectly fine setting up leased servers to resell VPS.

    March 20, 2011 @ 9:57 am | Reply
  15. The same package is now $4/month without the need of promo code. See this WHT offer.

    April 13, 2011 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
  16. I am searching for a whmcs software which is free for me because I am not in state to buy its full license. Can you suggest me someother free software?

    February 22, 2014 @ 4:33 am | Reply

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