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VertVPS.com – $5.60/mo 256MB OpenVZ in France

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 14, 2012 @ 4:56 pm, by Frank Williams

vertvpsTyler from VertVPS let us know that they currently have their 256MB OpenVZ plan on sale for $5.60/mo after a coupon is applied. Users can signup with the coupon code LEB20OFF for 20% off their cover price. Servers are located in OVH like everything else in France. The really interesting thing about this offer, though, is that users can pay with bitcoins.

Starter Plan

  • 256MB Dedicated RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 20GB HDD
  • 300GB BW @ 20mbit/s
  • 1 CPU Core

Order Here

Test IP: 178.33.252.213 – Test File

If you’re wanting to pay by bitcoins, you’ll need to add a note to your order mentioning “paying with bitcoins” and they’ll calculate the cost. The price of the VPS will change every month based on the current exchange rate. To date we’ve only had one other offer that allowed bitcoins, but they didn’t last more than 5 – 6 months.

I was a little curious about their design possibly being lifted, but Tyler pointed out that it was actually a free design.

Best of luck to them on this venture for sure :)

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50 Comments

  1. littleguy:

    SSL certificate for their SolusVM is not signed.

    February 14, 2012 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
    • Not to be rude, but why does it need to be? If you don’t trust the company you’re hosting with, you probably shouldn’t be hosting with them. No financial information is stored on VertVPS Servers.

      February 14, 2012 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
      • Agree.
        @littleguy is a little bit weird that is your first time with a solusvm ssl cert self-signed. Lots of providers do this.

        February 15, 2012 @ 2:43 am | Reply
      • yahlero:

        Without trying to debate the merits of CA signed certificates (since some think they are useless), what does financial information or trusting your hosting provider have to do with anything? That doesn’t change the potential vulnerabilities. The whole point (for some) is that they don’t know who they’re communicating with, not that they don’t trust their hosting provider.

        February 15, 2012 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
  2. Jason:

    Good to see the new LEA/Chief sticking to their own new rules… Proxy/Hidden WhoIS?

    February 14, 2012 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
    • Check all of my write ups, they’re all quite friendly. Their private WHOIS was an oversight and I already asked Tyler if he could at least provide us with his WHOIS.

      February 14, 2012 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
      • Pricey VPS on OVH servers (With the first month free, or at least it used to be) and they can use private WHOIS?

        Reminds me of… UptimeVPS

        Come on guys :)

        February 15, 2012 @ 11:36 am | Reply
        • You should realy remove your website when commenting on other providers ashley.. And they are totally different to UptimeVPS. they have a business model that will ACTUALLY WORK. UPT didnt.

          February 15, 2012 @ 11:40 am | Reply
        • Ashley Hawkridge:

          I will give you the first bit since that’s a fair comment, but the second part i cannot agree with. Do you think its okay that they can bypass the WHOIS rules? Or are you just disagreeing to disagree :P

          February 15, 2012 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
        • It’s not OK and I’ve already asked him to provide me with the information :)

          As I said, it was an oversight on my part.

          I’m waiting on Chiefs final info on what’s going on with this thread.

          February 15, 2012 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
      • marrco:

        Whois still hidden. Obviously the ‘provider’ decided not to follor LEB rules.

        Care to remove this offer and ban the so-called anonymous provider. Domain registered just in dec 2011 + hidden whois, likely don’t own his hardware but just rent a OVH server and no info on their site that makes me think this business is going to last. No real registered company, no names, no address, no phone number, no office info, no business plan or anything that can make this provider different than the too many we’ve seen already. Sorry Chief, but i don’t get why you posted this one, against the rules you just set.

        if i want to go with OVH i can get a dedi starting 14.99 eur/m with no setup fee (kimsufi) and i’m reasonably sure they won’t hit deadpool next month.

        February 15, 2012 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
        • This one wasn’t on Chief but myself. I listed them without checking the domain whois.

          I’ll be sure to spend a few more minutes on each posting before I list from now on :)

          Sorry.

          February 15, 2012 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
      • Ashley Hawkridge:

        Thank you for the clarification Mark, i didn’t realized it was missed out i thought it was just ignored.

        February 15, 2012 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  3. Anyone know why it’s so pricey?

    February 14, 2012 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
    • Its not realy pricey. It seems like a price that will very possibly work.

      e.g paying over £100 a month for servers and only charging $2.50

      February 14, 2012 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
      • I agree on this one.

        At least with this price they can work to cover their nodes well.

        I’m hoping to see their bitcoin side of things do well. There’s still demand in that market so it could work really well in his favor if he has a sure-fire way to handle the cash.

        February 14, 2012 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          You talk as if you’re friendly with the guy who owns it… in fact the original posts reads like a friendly favor type post. Care to respond to my post re WhoIS?

          February 14, 2012 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
        • My prices aren’t “pricey”, really, I mean if you like I could be like some other providers and over-sell a node to get the price low enough? But my goal as a business is to provide the best possible performance for the lowest possible cost. That means being able to pay my bills for the server, and not to cram the server full of VPS’s. While we don’t have an official limit on the box, I can guarantee personally that any given node will not contain more than 12 VPS’s.

          February 15, 2012 @ 8:24 am | Reply
        • Not sure if there’s an edit button, but I meant 20 VPS’s. Not 12. Sorry about that typo.

          February 15, 2012 @ 9:57 am | Reply
      • I was mostly basing it on this listing:

        http://www.lowendbox.com/tag/france/

        February 15, 2012 @ 12:47 pm | Reply
    • TheLinuxBug:

      I agree with @Damian @ ipxcore, this is definitely a bit pricey.

      A. It is OVH (This should be mentioned with the test IP, as just saying France makes people think it might be somewhere else (thats better))
      B. OVH provides TONS of bandwidth with their servers, weather you colo (yeah right..) or rent a dedicated server, at least 10TB so limiting your VPSs port speed to 20mbit is a bit ridiculous. Especially with other competitors on OVH offering the availability of a 1 Gbps port with their offers. (miniVPS comes to mind)
      C. Really, 1 Core? for $5.60?
      D. I really think it should be a requirement for people posting offers using OVH here to own their own servers, co-locate and prove it. As most OVH contracts are month to month for rented servers, does not make me feel very confident walking into a VPS deal when you are not sure if they will be there next month.

      Regardless of what others decide, I will be avoiding this offer, I think so far the only OVH offer I have even considered after DowntimeVPS is the one from miniVPS, and they have a lot better deal than what is listed here if I recall.

      I admire people who are working to start their own business, but using OVH/Hetzner is not a goo way to show your serious in this business, just means you googled “Cheap dedicated server” and came up with a link to OVH or Hetzner. If you really want to be in this industry, do a bit of research and CO-LOCATE SERVERS with a reputable data center. Do not get me wrong, Ovh/Hetzner have decent bandwidth and have been around a while, but when you can rent a cheap ovh server starting at about 30$ USD/month as I said above, it does not breed much confidence on the customers behalf that you will be around in a month (well at least it shouldn’t).

      As always, just my 2 cents.

      February 15, 2012 @ 10:25 am | Reply
      • Hi,

        Thank you for your interesting views on VertVPS.

        I think you’ll be glad to know that our server is not $30 a month. It is close to $200 a month after all expenses.

        Also, you can check our WHOIS (I’m sure you already have) and you will notice that we have been around since december.

        VertVPS will be around for a long time to come.

        February 26, 2012 @ 4:54 am | Reply
  4. Adam:
    February 14, 2012 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
    • Neither, they just all like the same template :)

      February 14, 2012 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
      • I just edited a template from a free template site. A new design is also in the works.

        February 14, 2012 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
  5. Hi Tyler,

    I’m just wondering if the port limiting is actually working for you?


    Jack

    February 14, 2012 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
    • Not sure what you mean by port limiting?

      February 14, 2012 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
      • Starter Plan

        256MB Dedicated RAM
        128MB vSwap
        20GB HDD
        300GB BW @ 20mbit/s
        1 CPU Core

        How are you providing a 20mbit/s port without using port limiting?

        February 14, 2012 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
        • It’s possible he’s hard limiting the box.

          February 15, 2012 @ 12:52 am | Reply
        • Oh, That. I thought you meant firewall port blocking or something. It’s done in SolusVM admin.

          February 15, 2012 @ 8:17 am | Reply
  6. As for the private whois, dreamhost (my registrar) offers free privacy for all domains, free. I’d just rather the whole internet not know my home address, I’m sure you can understand.

    February 14, 2012 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      Well, that’s okay (it’s your personal preference). But it’s not good for business and I’m pretty certain it’s one of the new criteria for getting posted here on LEB…

      February 14, 2012 @ 11:47 pm | Reply
  7. Mark, I don’t think OVH offer that

    February 15, 2012 @ 12:53 am | Reply
    • That’s fine, he can limit it with a few commands.

      It really isn’t all that hard.

      February 15, 2012 @ 12:55 am | Reply
  8. enlighten me.

    February 15, 2012 @ 12:57 am | Reply
    • Enlighten yourself. Your customers pay you to be a proper tech, not spending the payments ‘stress testing’.

      February 15, 2012 @ 1:03 am | Reply
      • It was $3.95 and it wasn’t out of my Client base’s funds. It was from my personal liberty reserve account.

        February 15, 2012 @ 1:05 am | Reply
      • @Mark

        That is hilarious but true. Lol. Not to mention his time spent “stress testing” could of been used to support his customers.

        Best,
        Kevin

        February 15, 2012 @ 1:22 am | Reply
        • Alright Kevin that’s enough :P

          Take it back to LET.

          February 15, 2012 @ 1:31 am | Reply
  9. @Kevin,

    Not really considering i got no tickets during the time i spent with you.

    February 15, 2012 @ 1:23 am | Reply
    • Enough.

      This blog post is for VertVPS so take your drama back to LET please.

      February 15, 2012 @ 1:31 am | Reply
      • Correct Mark , Let’s post something more related to this I’d appreciate it if you’d remove my comments above.

        February 15, 2012 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  10. Bert White:

    They say that the template they used is a free one. It looks the same as tocici.com. tocici.com indicates it was designed by them. If the template is actually free, then I don’t think it would have been designed by tocici.com.

    February 15, 2012 @ 3:30 am | Reply
  11. Jason:

    Mark, who is it your job to respond on their behalf and “police” them? You have a rule requiring Whois so clients can find contact details if necessary. Sending them to you means bigger all.

    February 18, 2012 @ 8:59 am | Reply
  12. James:

    The promotion code you entered has been applied to your cart but no items qualify for the discount yet – please check the promotion terms

    February 22, 2012 @ 10:36 am | Reply
    • James – I saw this comment after sending you an email.
      The Plan you added is not available for further discount, as you have selected our lowest plan.
      The promotional code is only valid on our $7 plan and up. Sorry for any confusion.

      February 26, 2012 @ 4:39 am | Reply
  13. Hello! I should mention that the whois is public, and can be viewed easily. (IE: http://www.geektools.com/whois.php )

    February 8, 2013 @ 10:45 pm | Reply

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