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VirtuallyDedicated – $15/3 Months OpenVZ VPS with 384MB

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 20, 2010 @ 12:41 pm, by LowEndAdmin

VirtuallyDedicated Mark from VirtuallyDedicated emailed me about their current East Coast data centre special. For their “Cloud Servers” in Scranton PA the current promotion sells the cheapest plan for $5/month. You get:

  • 384MB guaranteed memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

The very term of “cloud servers” is very confusing. However with their setup, your entire volume is mirrored on another server which allows fail over if the physical server dies. Prepayment of 3 months is required.

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31 Comments

  1. After experiences with Burst and their resellers, anything in “Scranton PA” gives me the shivers.

    Just sayin :)

    February 21, 2010 @ 12:02 am | Reply
  2. Brian:

    @ JosephB. can you elaborate on that? It’s always good to have a perspective.

    February 21, 2010 @ 3:40 am | Reply
  3. I think VirtuallyDedicated is using a different backend, i.e. VPSGrid with mirroring storage instead of vePortal. However they might be in BurstNET/Nocster’s DC so you might still get the same quality.

    February 21, 2010 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  4. If it’s on the same boxes and in the same DC then it’s hardly going to be earth shatteringly different that Burst and all their problems.

    I can’t see that a different backend will make that much of a difference, however it will be good to keep an eye on the progress.

    February 21, 2010 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
  5. Hello,

    To clarify, we do not use BurstNET, we colocate our servers with Volumedrive which has a link to HostNOC(Burst) as well as a few other network providers.

    We manage our own servers are never have been resellers in the 3+ years we have been in business. We are just offering this special to sell out space in our east datacenter, I am not sure how long it will be available. If you have any questions feel free to email us at sales@virtuallydedicated.com and we’d be happy to assist you.

    February 21, 2010 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
  6. *and never have been resellers, sorry.

    Thanks.

    February 21, 2010 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  7. Brian:

    Hi Mark
    Could you clarify what slice of the processor you are offering with the East Coast blowout specials?
    I see on your main site you spell that out in the plan breakdown. Could you do that here for the 4 offerings in the blowout?

    February 22, 2010 @ 3:42 am | Reply
  8. Sure thing. You can use just a little bit less processor slices than our normal packages.

    As far as burstable CPU goes, any VPS can use up to 3 full cores. All of our servers in the east coast center are quad-cores. So if there is available CPU your VPS will be able to use it.

    As far as guaranteed CPU goes, you can expect about 420MHz per 384MB. In other words we put 8GB of RAM per 4×2.33ghz processor.

    Hope that helps.

    February 22, 2010 @ 3:54 am | Reply
  9. Brian:

    Thanks for the fast response Mark,
    I signed up for a package last night and had an extremely fast setup time.

    I probably wont’ have tons of time to set things up until later today or tomorrow, but will try to give an evaluation soon.
    Brian

    February 22, 2010 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  10. Marcus:

    @Mark Davis

    do you have an IP address I can ping for the east data center?

    February 23, 2010 @ 2:50 am | Reply
  11. Hello,

    I emailed you back, but for anyone else it is east.virtuallydedicated.com.

    Thanks.

    February 23, 2010 @ 3:56 am | Reply
  12. I can’t seem to connect to virtuallydedicated.com?? anyone else having problems?

    I got my account yesterday. Email support has been very quick. Guess I’ll send another about this.

    February 24, 2010 @ 1:30 am | Reply
  13. Brian:

    I’m having problems connecting to the east.virtuallydedicated.com address but not having any issues connecting to my server.
    Not sure what the deal is there.

    February 24, 2010 @ 3:38 am | Reply
  14. Hello,

    Our web/dns server had some issues last night, sorry about that. None of our other servers were affected.

    February 24, 2010 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
  15. Brian:

    Looks like the DNS issues were ongoing.
    This morning, got a response back from support and they were running fine. They also provided me with the IP address for reference in case it continued.

    In any event, my server was unaffected by this and did not experience any down time.
    So far so good with Virtually Dedicated.

    February 25, 2010 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
  16. I am always picking on providers running their DNS on the same box or inside the same network. The very reason why two is required is for redundancy, but apparently when network is not available, it more than just connection to web server gets refused — name resolution failed as well.

    $ host -t ns virtuallydedicated.com
    virtuallydedicated.com  NS      ns1.reseller3k.com
    virtuallydedicated.com  NS      ns2.reseller3k.com
    
    $ host ns1.reseller3k.com
    ns1.reseller3k.com      A       208.53.145.22
    
    $ host ns2.reseller3k.com
    ns2.reseller3k.com      A       208.53.145.44
    
    February 25, 2010 @ 9:45 pm | Reply
  17. Hello,

    We don’t host DNS for anyone but our web site. So it seems a little overboard to run a separate DNS server seeing if our web/dns server has issues our web site will be offline either way. Running a separate DNS server is only helpful when you have multiple web servers behind it. Although this is the first issue we have had in a long time but it only affected us, none of our customers.

    February 26, 2010 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
  18. David:

    Signed up for hosting on east…pretty fast servers…really happy, but not happy about speed out of the data center…was told by VirtuallyDedicated that it was an ongoing problem and currently only allow 1.5mbps thread…when its meant to be 100mbps…sooo yeah they said hopefully it will be fixed soon…i really hope so…downloading at 40kbps :(

    March 5, 2010 @ 7:06 am | Reply
  19. Hello,

    All speed issues have been resolved.

    Thanks!

    March 5, 2010 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
  20. Brian:

    They had perhaps 10 minutes of announced downtime a few nights ago, almost a week at this point.
    I really haven’t noticed any issues myself since then. Prior to that there were some DNS issues that really didn’t impact me or my server.

    2 weeks now I think on my server, I’m still very content. Not a very long period I realize, but initially, I think I’m getting good bang for my buck!

    March 6, 2010 @ 12:38 am | Reply
  21. David:

    Mark, thanks,was 40kbps now 250kbps considering your location and my location not too bad. thanks for addressing this…though server download within the U.S download its 1.7MB per second…would have expected faster but might have been time of day…other than that not bad for the price. :)

    March 6, 2010 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  22. Thanks Brian and David.

    David: 1.7MB/s is actually 13.6mbps (1 byte = 8 bits). So depending on where you are uploading and the fact that the port is shared that seems pretty good to me.

    March 6, 2010 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
  23. Anonymous:

    This company has just gone up for sale at WHT:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=932395

    March 10, 2010 @ 12:16 am | Reply
  24. David:

    WHAT THE HELL?

    March 10, 2010 @ 1:27 am | Reply
  25. Brian:

    Has it been confirmed that it’s virtually dedicated that’s up for sale?
    I can assume, but the post you link to doesn’t specify the host.
    The person posting makes it seem evident, but not verified.

    March 10, 2010 @ 2:06 am | Reply
  26. David:

    Not Sure, Mark? can you confirm?

    March 10, 2010 @ 2:35 am | Reply
  27. Well this sucks. Was the “east coast blowout” to make the business more appealing to potential buyers? It makes me feel like I’m on shaky ground with my VPS accounts and I haven’t even had the time to start using them. *sigh*

    March 12, 2010 @ 2:35 am | Reply
  28. Brian:

    I’m feeling that impression as well. Quick fill a few slots and make your numbers look good for the sale. Information would be a good think to keep people from jumping ship.

    March 12, 2010 @ 3:36 am | Reply
  29. David:

    I feel the same, hope my account is safe…or there might be legal battles otherwise. i see blueshorehost is keen, as long as the maintain our accounts and improve the service im okay…but any price hikes and im gone after a year

    March 12, 2010 @ 3:56 am | Reply
  30. Brian:

    Frankly, I’m not that upset.
    What will disappoint me is a bad transition, or lack of announcement, if that time comes.
    I imagine we all take our chances on low rent VPS’s like these, and when this happens we can’t be taken by surprise. Personally, I’m happy enough with the performance that if I can keep my pricing with any new owner, I’ll probably stick it out.

    This is where we all learn why good back up practices and pre-arranged moving plans are more valuable than gold :)

    March 12, 2010 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  31. Hello,

    Sorry for not responding sooner, I was not monitoring this thread.

    RockMyWeb Media maintains multiple VPS subsidiaries and it has not been announced which one is for sale. No matter what happens, RockMyWeb will always make sure customers are taken care of. This is not the first time in the three years that portions have been sold off and the reason it has never been announced is because it was a smooth transition for customers.

    Thank you.

    March 12, 2010 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

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