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URPad – $6.99, 1024MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas

Last week, being back from a long vacation I opened the LEB mail with anticipation and a small feeling of fear for the amount of emails being there. I still haven’t shaken all travel-dust of me so please be gentle :)

The top email was from Kevin @ URPad, telling us that they officially launched their SSD Linux VPS, located in the Internap Dallas datacenter.

Using Samsung 830 SSD drives in a RAID protected array; SSD VPS are a new service offering for URPAD.

  • 10GB SSD Space
  • 1024MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 750GB Bandwidth (Monthly)
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 CPU Core 3.30 GHz
  • 1 IPv4 Address

Monthly Price: $6.99 per month

Payment Methods: PayPal, Credit Cards, Moneybookers, Liberty Reserve, or Mail in Payment

Order link

Network Information:
Datacenter: Internap Dallas
Test IP:
Test File (100MB):

Below is a dd test result done by Kevin.

[root@vetest /]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync;unlink test
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.25966 s, 852 MB/s

The following bandwidth carriers are vailable at Internap’s datacenter: AT&T, Cogent, Level3, Qwest, Savvis, Tinet, Telia, Verizon Business, NTT, and XO

For more information about the datacenter including a video tour: http://www.internap.com/colocation-provider-facility-overview/dallas-data-center/


To read more about URPad or their parent company; FTNHosting, look them up on LET or see their previous offers here on LEB.


  1. Hope you had a nice Vacation Mikho ;-)

    September 5, 2012 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
  2. Taylor:

    It will be interesting to see how the IO holds up when its not a full node (:

    September 5, 2012 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
  3. Can’t fault these guys, been doing me proud for 6 months now, very impressed!

    September 5, 2012 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
    • Hi Paul,

      Thanks for the kind words! We appreciate your continued trust and business, cheers to another positive 6 months!


      September 6, 2012 @ 2:30 am | Reply
  4. Hello MikHo & LEB Team,

    I hope you had a relaxing vacation.

    We are honored to be your first offer to post after your well deserved vacation I hope it was a good one. :) We are very excited to expand to SSD VPS and have had nothing but positive feedback so far!

    Please feel free to email sales@urpad.net or give us a call at 1-888-743-8814 if anyone here has any questions about our offer.

    Christopher Miller
    Telephone: +1(888) 743-8814
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/URPad
    Interact with us at our blog! http://www.urpad.net/blog/

    September 5, 2012 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
  5. May I know how many SSD setup on the host itself? Thank you.

    September 6, 2012 @ 3:17 am | Reply
  6. Leo Tsosti Zuma:

    I got offer from 2 months back very surpised at the wonderful quality here.

    September 6, 2012 @ 4:35 am | Reply
    • Leo,

      Thank you for the kind words. We certainly try our best and shoot for the stars as we love impressing our customers.


      September 6, 2012 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
  7. tija:

    So far it looks great! Hope that it remains as slick as it is now forever.

    September 6, 2012 @ 4:59 am | Reply
  8. Amore:

    Why not payza!? loool loool. Anyway URPad downtime and support is radiculous. Reboot take 2 hours at least. Support take 3 hours. Loool…

    September 6, 2012 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
    • Amore,

      We do accept PayPal. Please select “PayPal ~ Credit Cards” in the invoice. After doing that you will be redirected to our partner, 2Checkout. On the top right, please ensure the currency is set to USD. After that, continue and on the 3rd screen you will find the option to pay via PayPal.

      Funny how I could not find an “Amore” as a customer in our database, also if you were an actual customer you would know that we offer SolusVM where you can reboot your OWN VPS without contacting support. Additionally, you would know that we guarantee 30 minute response times to all technical support inquiries.

      Please validate yourself, what is your past paid invoice ID?


      September 6, 2012 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  9. Nexus:

    Hey, is xt_connlimit and xt_conntrack modules enabled on your openVZ Servers? One of my friend said that it wasn’t. Not sure why it wouldn’t be. Probably the best way to prevent script kiddies from crashing a server.

    Just curious, Thanks :)

    September 6, 2012 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  10. Justin:

    Hi Kevin,

    do you help transferring everything from my current VPS to this one? If so, how fast can it be done?


    September 6, 2012 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
  11. Paulo:

    Bought this yesterday. Very nice offer, never seen this speed before! Good connectivity to South America and Brazil.

    [root@pvps /]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync;unlink test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.2866 s, 835 MB/s
    [root@pvps /]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    –2012-09-07 18:10:41– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net…
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: “/dev/null”

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 11.5M/s in 8.8s

    2012-09-07 18:10:51 (11.3 MB/s) – “/dev/null” saved [104857600/104857600]


    September 7, 2012 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
    • Huibert O:

      That is some serious speed there. A really good value for just $6.

      Going to sign up after my dinner :D I will post a review of my experience too. Can anyone here tell me if the VPS’s support Tun/TAP modules and if I needed extra IP address what will that cost?

      September 8, 2012 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
      • Hi Huibert,

        Tun/TAP modules can be enabled via the VPS control panel instantly, the VPS itself comes with 1 IP address. If you require more just contact our sales department, we charge $1.50/m per additional IPv4 address.


        September 8, 2012 @ 8:47 pm | Reply
  12. Cory:

    Cancelled my services with URPad after experiencing awful service and they’re still billing me… Try getting ahold of them too. Very disappointing.

    September 7, 2012 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  13. a:

    lol they are still sending email invoices to me for a service that I never availed.

    September 7, 2012 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
  14. John_R:

    I have had an Urpad account since their last LEB offering.

    My credentials: urpad631088

    Urpad pwns. Period. Good prices, good service.

    They even moved the server to Luxembourg at my request, free of charge. It took less than a day.

    The server is actually used for VPN, MX and DNS, I have a Debian Squeeze FreeNX server there that I use to maintain and update my other servers (8 low end VPS used as part of an SEO network) and I have to say that Urpad is ROCK FU**ING SOLID. I leave the VPN connected 24/7 and even with the high bandwidth usage of the constantly updating server monitors on the VPN desktop they have never complained about any of the high load.

    As far as I know in the entire time I have hosted with them, they have rebooted the server ONE TIME.

    Their support might be good, I don’t know, because I have NEVER EVER had to submit a ticket other than the request for the Luxembourg move. NOT EVER. How often does that happen?

    I have been building websites for money since 1997, and I can honestly say that Urpad is one of the best hosting services I have ever used.

    For the money, they are unbeatable.

    If anybody here wants to call me and ask for a referral, my phone number is USA 256-525-2312.

    Yes, they are that frikkin good.

    Urpad seriously rocks my socks, and anybody on here being a “hater” has got their cranium wedged in their colon.

    September 8, 2012 @ 12:01 am | Reply
    • John_R:

      Small mistake on my part, I submitted one ticket shortly after starting the account. The problem was resolved less than 1 hour later. Brilliant!

      September 8, 2012 @ 12:13 am | Reply
      • CentrioHost:

        Will they give you some money to review this stupid and false feedback!? Their support is 24/7 down and ridiculous. Full of scam people running this homemade vps crooks. Will ran out from business anytime.

        September 8, 2012 @ 3:42 am | Reply
        • John_R:


          As in, this?


          CentrioHost guy, you have absolutely no class.

          September 8, 2012 @ 12:46 pm | Reply
        • Nexus:

          You’re wrong, Lol. I am not even a client yet, I just signed up and was about to order some stuff, but was not done with my website yet, so I worked on localhost. (No needed to buy any hosting yet). And I made a support ticket and they got answered quickly, I actually made 2 or 3 if I remember correctly.

          You need to stop spreading false information about companies, makes you look like a fool.

          September 8, 2012 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
      • Jack:

        John_R it’s probably someone trying to be them.

        However URPad are pretty good :)

        September 8, 2012 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
  15. Nexus:

    @John_R You might have just made a new customer use urpad :)

    September 8, 2012 @ 1:03 am | Reply
    • John_R:

      You would do well to go with Urpad.

      The service is solid IMO, and the price is better than most.

      September 8, 2012 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  16. tridinebandim:

    i have a vps with them, bought one of their last leb offer, service is solid, i am looking forward to hearing about free backup plans :)

    September 8, 2012 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  17. Nexus:

    My comment was directed to @CentrioHost, sorry (I could not re-edit)

    September 8, 2012 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
    • John_R:

      I figured that out, from context, but thanks for the clarification :)

      Good job mate, they are one of the best deals going.

      September 8, 2012 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  18. Huibert O:

    Ordered one! VPS is good to go and was setup in a matter of seconds, automatically. I’m very excited to start using this.

    Thanks for the great offer =)

    September 8, 2012 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
  19. Nexus:

    Just a quick update, one my friends is on there 512MB VPS, and setup a simple forum running “FluxBB Software”.

    The link is:

    The IP is from URPAD if verification is needed. You’re probably wondering whats the point? Well, the speed! Click around the forums a bit and it will feel like you’re running this puppy on localhost. I know fluxbb is pretty lightweight, but try it with phpbb3 or any others, the performance is very good. Just wanted to give you all a heads up how fast their servers actually are.

    Have a wonderful day,

    September 8, 2012 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
  20. Jack:

    Hi Kevin,

    Any chance of a cheaper promo?

    1-5GB SSD Space
    1024MB Guaranteed RAM
    1024MB vSwap
    750GB Bandwidth (Monthly)
    100Mbps Port
    1 CPU Core 3.30 GHz
    1 IPv4 Address


    September 9, 2012 @ 1:11 am | Reply
    • Hi Jack,

      We offer customized packages upon request, please send in your requirements via email to sales@urpad.net and we’ll be happy to provide you with an aggressive quote.


      September 9, 2012 @ 7:12 am | Reply
  21. Huibert O:

    VPS is still going great and fast!

    September 9, 2012 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
  22. I had non-SSD VPS with them for a month or two,

    Overall the first location I selected was slow and laggy, but Kevin quickly got me moved over to there Los Angeles location on another node and I had no further issues. Had one or two small outages, but VPS was fast and generally ran pretty well. Overall a pretty good and I’m happy with the experience I had there.

    September 9, 2012 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  23. I had a very bad experience with urpad.net, and Kevin Hillstrand specifically.

    Before I signed up, I sent a pre-sales question asking if the additional IP addresses I ordered could be issued in non-sequential order, and if they could also verify to me that they would show up as New York IP’s when doing a geo-location lookup. Kevin replied that the IP’s would be issued out “randomly”, and that the host was indeed in New York, so I ordered.

    The IPs were given in sequential order, and the geo location was from kansas, not what they told me in the pre-sales question.

    I opened a support ticket, and Kevin replied that I must be trying to spam people or I wouldn’t care about the specifics of the IPs, and refused to give me a refund even after I cancelled service the same day; and, the killer part is they have a huge banner on their home page that says 30 day money back guarantee!

    After threatening to do a charge back on my credit card Kevin sent me an email agreeing to give me a refund, and said he would have it processed within 3-5 days. It’s been over a month now and now refund, but he has tried to re-bill me 5 times for the hosting service that was cancelled the same day I registered it.

    I needed geo targeted IP’s for SEO purposes, not spam, but I shouldn’t really have to defend myself… The bottom line is I wasn’t happy, they mislead me, I wanted a pro-ration of the days not used (none were used), and Kevin basically told me to fuck myself.

    Worst $30 some dollars I’ve ever invested… I can’t really comment on his servers or up time, but I can say that the owner of this company is a douche.

    “Anyway, a refund request was sent to 2Checkout. Your VPS will cancel midnight and the refund will be processed within 3-5 business days, as 2Checkout processes refunds manually.


    -Kevin Hillstrand :: URPad Sales & Marketing Director


    “Dear Giovanni Gillotte,

    We recently tried to rebill your recurring order 4756300363 for URPad.

    for the following items:
    Recurring Subscription for Invoice #105454 : 5.72 ( USD )

    However, paypal declined the transaction for the following reason:

    10417 : No Valid Funding Source

    2Checkout will attempt to bill this recurring order again on 2012-08-29.

    Thank you,”

    September 10, 2012 @ 5:44 am | Reply
    • $33.72 exactly that Kevin ripped me off on…
      Lied about the service, lied about the 30 day guarantee, then lied about giving me a refund…
      Lied, mislead, obfuscated, whatever… same thing…

      September 10, 2012 @ 5:49 am | Reply
    • Hi Gino,

      Would appreciate it if you didn’t twist up the story here and make things seem highly dramatic than reality, you were provided a full refund like promised, and I can confirm that the $33.72 order was already refunded.

      The specific transaction you just posted (4756300363) relates to a $5.72 order, completely unrelated to the $33 order.

      Did you request a cancellation for the $5.72 order? From what I see on our end, you only canceled the $33 order, unless I’m overlooking something. And that is fine – the $33 order was canceled and refunded appropriately like promised.

      In the meantime, I’ve stopped recurring billing for 2CO Sale #4756300363 (the $5.72 order), but will look into this more tomorrow morning. Anyway, you were not incorrectly billed at all for the $5 recurring sub.

      Have a great night,
      – Kevin

      September 10, 2012 @ 5:57 am | Reply
    • And for the record, I have no part in ownership in FTNHosting & its brands. I am an employee. Christopher Miller is the sole owner/CEO :)

      Feel free to email me directly at kevin@ftnhosting.net if you would like to resolve any outstanding issues with your account, but I have checked and you were not incorrectly billed at all and the $33 order was already refunded in full.

      Thanks Gino.

      September 10, 2012 @ 6:06 am | Reply
  24. tridinebandim:

    hi guys can u give a working wordpress link for this offer, ssd seems to be really fast.

    a full functioning and full content wp site would be nice.


    September 10, 2012 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
  25. Joselin:

    +1 I’m using URPAD for a month now (non SSD) its a stable box.

    Really nice uptime, has not go offline since I got it. May be I will buy a SSD box soon.
    Thx guys!!

    September 10, 2012 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
  26. Tiara:


    Do you have ArchLinux for the distro? Thanks

    September 10, 2012 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Hi Tiara,

      Yes we support and offer ArchLinux! After your order you may reinstall in our VPS control panel to an ArchLinux distribution.


      October 4, 2012 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  27. John_R:

    Is node Mike down?

    September 10, 2012 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
    • John_R:

      N/m, it was on my end.

      Motorola Surfboard cable modem FTL.

      September 10, 2012 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
  28. Kevin, I could not find Brazil as a Country to choose from when I tried to buy this offer. Could you please fix that?

    September 15, 2012 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
    • I believe you were taken care of already a couple weeks ago, if we can be of any further assistance please let us know.

      Thank you for your trust and business!

      October 4, 2012 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
  29. Jason Raiz:

    I love how these guys say there quick to repsond, and have 24/7 phone support. When i have called in many times and have got voicemail on Sales and support.

    I also have wait apon hours for a respond, and 24 hours to resolve a specific issue on my service.

    I dont recommend them, period. They have major attitude problems if you get them angry aswell.

    September 19, 2012 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
    • Hi Jason,

      What number did you call from so I can review our phone call logs? While sales is not 24×7 on phone, support is. You may email me the # at kevin@ftnhosting.net so I can review our logs.

      We also guarantee a 30 minute response time to all technical related inquiries via email/helpdesk.

      A search in our database yields many “Jason” but absolutely NO “Jason Raiz” – please validate yourself by providing a past paid invoice ID or post your VPS IP.

      Unfortunately your claims just don’t ring true at this time, please validate yourself first and we can go from there to see what really happened.


      October 4, 2012 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
  30. Jacob Allred:

    Been with them for just over a month. Running a single website that gets about 5k uniques per day.

    My site has been down for over 10 hours now. I was double billed for my last invoice. I’ve experienced multiple outages in the past month, but haven’t received any refunds as part of their 99.9% uptime guarantee. My server randomly gets powered down, and I have to manually boot it back up. Problem after problem…

    October 19, 2012 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
    • WWAlex:

      You might be getting DDOSed. Although 5k shouldn’t be a problem.

      December 5, 2012 @ 5:39 am | Reply
  31. WWAlex:

    Hello! I’m 14 years old and I was experimenting with VPS hosting! My brother ordered me this VPS and it really good for some minor game hosting and website hosting. It was a really easy to use one, and 100% trusted. Over all of the hosting companies, i prefer URPad for its fair price, and good specs.

    Whenever I will buy a VPS again, I will look forward to buy a URPad VPS.

    Go URPad!

    -(Just a customer review)

    December 5, 2012 @ 5:38 am | Reply
  32. WWAlex:

    Hello, sorry for the multiple replies, but I was wondering if I could modify my package for a little bit more bandwidth.

    10GB SSD Space
    1024MB Guaranteed RAM
    1024MB vSwap
    750GB Bandwidth (Monthly)
    100Mbps Port
    1 CPU Core 3.30 GHz
    1 IPv4 Address

    Extend to 1TB Bandwidth?
    What would be the monthly cost??

    December 5, 2012 @ 5:41 am | Reply

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