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VirtuPulse – $5 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 12, 2010 @ 7:31 am, by LowEndAdmin

VirtuPulse Ken from Virpus emailed me about VirtuPulse, a new VPS brand with more customisable options that let you build your own VPS. The plan starts from $5/month with the following spec

  • 512MB guaranteed/2048MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 5Mbps unmetered bandwidth, or 1000GB/month data on 100Mbps port
  • 2 IP addresses

Servers are in Kansas City, and I guess backed by the same support staffs as Virpus (which has mixed reviews when you search around). I have used Virpus earlier this year for about 2 months to test out several things. It was a relative old box (last generation Opterons), but the stability was not bad.

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37 Comments

  1. i tried virpus. believe me they sucks big time. very bad experience.

    July 12, 2010 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
  2. C:

    Funny that ubuntu 10.04 is only x86 :-/

    July 12, 2010 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
  3. You can reinstall your OS with Ubuntu 10.04 Minimal x64 from the VPS control panel.

    July 12, 2010 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  4. scyllar:

    @Erslan:Could you please tell us more about your bad experience which will be quite helpful…

    July 12, 2010 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
  5. innya:

    I have virpus account since feb,2010. I have no problem so far.

    July 13, 2010 @ 4:21 am | Reply
  6. His data center located in wholesaleinternet.com.

    July 13, 2010 @ 7:04 am | Reply
  7. Virpus Bad Company..I have Many Problem There..

    July 13, 2010 @ 8:47 am | Reply
  8. scyllar:

    @pinguin: this plan really sounds attractive to me so i am hesitant at the moment. Can you give us a little bit more specific information? I will appreciate it

    July 13, 2010 @ 9:18 am | Reply
  9. @scyllar VirtuPulse is same with Virpus….They Have One Management…They Have One Support…I Very – very Know Support Virpus..Bad…Very Long time Support…Network is Bad…Down more than 24 Hours…

    July 13, 2010 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
  10. i have 3 vps with virpus for two weeks, it went down once for a while, after that i didn’t have any problem with them. Ken from virpus gave me support well. I think i will try virtupulse as well

    July 13, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
  11. update, just ordered. let’s see how it goes. Waiting for activation

    July 13, 2010 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
  12. earl:

    @Dwi

    Yeah let us know.. I just canceled my VPS with Virpus cause I was on an older Opteron, unixbench 4 was like 90-230. I think Virtupulse is on newer hardware.

    July 13, 2010 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  13. Virpus Networks:

    ibunk,

    I was able to pull up your account based off the website you mentioned on your post. You signed up for our service, and canceled before we even got a change to provision your account. Therefor your comments are out of line and complete lies. If need-be, I’ll post proof of such as well.

    Additionally, we use Core i7’s and Core2Quads for new setups. We no longer provision on our Opterons.

    July 13, 2010 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
  14. Virpus Networks:

    scyllar,

    Erslan’s issue was with DirectAdmin. Our staff for some reason were not able to successfully install DA on their system (despite many successful installs that day). Regardless of a re install, for some reason their DA just wouldn’t work. It could of been DA doing some updates, but I’m not sure.

    July 13, 2010 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  15. My 4th vps with virpus has online now. Went smooth.

    July 13, 2010 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
  16. Gary:

    @ Virpus – ibunk’s link leads to a hosting company who appear to specialise in warez hosting. I doubt anyone with half a brain would believe anything they say, since their business revolves around dishonesty.

    July 13, 2010 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
  17. eM:

    I was with Virpus for a month, and during this time I used support couple times and cannot say a bad word. Apart from the fact that they claim to have their nodes “with at least 12GB of memory” where mine was on a 4GB one, everything was perfect. And before anyone asks – I moved away as I get way better deal somewhere else and my linux skills got somewhat better. And as I mentioned before, I was able to score just under 900 with the benchmark which I think is way more that can be expected for that money.

    July 13, 2010 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  18. Virpus Networks:

    eM,

    I think you’re speaking of burstable RAM. We have no systems under 12 GB even for legacy systems. The only reason you would see 4 GB of RAM is with burstable RAM.

    But thank you for your comments :) Much appreciated.

    July 13, 2010 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
  19. earl:

    4 GB burst would explain it. I was wondering how he can tell how much Ram the server has.. so I guess eM was on the U-Advanced plan which is why he probably got a higher bench results..

    Not sure why so many people complain about the service.. have to admit initially support was somewhat lacking but the VPS was reliable, so I didn’t really need the support. I canceled cause I might give Virtupulse a try..

    July 13, 2010 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
  20. Steve:

    Eh, I have mixed feelings about Virpus. For the first month I was with them, they were excellent. Then the server I was on started having problems. It took them a whole month to fix the problem. Each staff member had a different excuse to why the server was down. It was down more often that it was up. According to their blog, they replaced that server though, but I had already left by then.

    Support is always very fast, no matter what time it is. I had 9 support tickets with them (all about the server going down), and I always got a reply within 30 minutes.

    July 13, 2010 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
  21. safitri:

    My Invoice Still Not Accept….How can I paid ?? I have contact Billing..But No Respon ?? May Be Ken Sleeping…just Ken..Support in Billing Dept….

    Huh…

    July 15, 2010 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  22. I bought two vps same day, one is from virpus network (this post plan). Both server had Centos 5.5, tried to update with yum command via putty ssh. another one finished at only one or two minutes, virpus take minimu 20-25 minutes. I tried same thing few times, same result every time i tried.

    July 16, 2010 @ 6:41 am | Reply
  23. Paulmankipu:

    @ Moin Uddin too bad you smoked it for no reason.

    July 16, 2010 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  24. scyllar:

    Thanks guys for your information. Now I know what to do :)
    When it sounds too good to be true, at least ask someone here.

    July 16, 2010 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
  25. Thanks Moin Uddin for your short review!

    July 16, 2010 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
  26. Plan: 512mb RAM, 30gb space, 1000gb bandwidth. Benchmark taken on Cent OS 5 (64-bit).

       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: (hidden): GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 -- #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010
       Machine: x86_64 (x86_64)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 2: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 3: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       00:34:48 up  8:22,  1 user,  load average: 0.04, 0.20, 0.10; runlevel 3
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Tue Jul 13 2010 00:34:48 - 02:38:45
    4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       15162939.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     3230.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               3667.0 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        383484.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          134535.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        640834.5 KBps  (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              988597.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 292792.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              10320.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   4581.8 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1026.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         861686.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   15162939.3   1299.3
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3230.6    587.4
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3667.0    852.8
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     383484.1    968.4
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     134535.5    812.9
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     640834.5   1104.9
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     988597.1    794.7
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     292792.0    732.0
    Process Creation                                126.0      10320.3    819.1
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       4581.8   1080.6
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1026.3   1710.4
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     861686.3    574.5
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         901.0
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Tue Jul 13 2010 02:38:45 - 03:35:09
    4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       35700803.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                    12458.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               5603.9 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        313063.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          122561.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        463305.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             2399758.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 654678.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              16900.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7737.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1161.4 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        1730883.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   35700803.6   3059.2
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      12458.9   2265.2
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5603.9   1303.2
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     313063.7    790.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     122561.3    740.6
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     463305.4    798.8
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2399758.2   1929.1
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     654678.8   1636.7
    Process Creation                                126.0      16900.9   1341.3
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7737.5   1824.9
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1161.4   1935.6
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1730883.7   1153.9
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1429.7
    
    
    July 16, 2010 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
  27. Virpus Networks:

    @ Moin Uddin

    Have you opened a ticket? This is not normal, and it sounds like you’re possibly experiencing a DNS issue. If your situation is what you would expect from us, we’d possibly be out of business.

    @ scyllar

    Part of researching, is that you must read and analyize. You should never take one persons word and just run with it without even analyzing their claims. That’s like someone telling you that the world will end tomorrow, and you believing it. But I’m sorry that Moin Uddins very vague ‘review’ convinced you not to sign up, and as proof from Evo’s benchmarks, our nodes are solid and high performance for the price you pay.

    July 16, 2010 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
  28. Virpus Networks:

    @ safitri – I personally responded to your ticket during business hours, so not sure why you’re saying you’re not getting responses. Note that WE DO HAVE BUSINESS HOURS, and outside of those hours, all admin departments are closed – the result – you will not get a response until the next business day. You need to read all e-mails you get from us. Your ticket confirmation clearly (16 pt bold with the color red) states our business hours. If you decide not to read it – that’s your own fault however coming here to say you’re not getting responses is not fair to us.

    July 16, 2010 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
  29. innya:

    @scyllar Virtupulse and virpus offer 7 days money back guarantee.

    In this case, you should try it yourself for 7 days.

    I have no down time with virpus since I signed up them in feb,2010.

    July 16, 2010 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  30. Just ordered mine, let’s see how long it takes to be set up :)

    July 18, 2010 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
  31. Under 2 hours! not bad :)

    July 19, 2010 @ 1:45 am | Reply
  32. Francis:

    Pending my order for 2 days ftw. . . . . Vir guy i posted a ticket already man my time is running my money is losing

    July 19, 2010 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
  33. Virpus Networks:

    Francis,

    Note that per our website, activations are done during business hours. If you opened a ticket, it also states that we only respond during business hours within the e-mail confirmation as well.

    It’s highly important that you read so that you understand how we operate.

    Your VPS just finished its install, and will be delivered shortly.

    To avoid any confusion in the future, refer to our website and be sure that you understand the content we post on our website.

    July 19, 2010 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  34. Curtis:

    @Evo: I have the same VPS, yet our benchmark results vary quite a lot. Is yours for a clean VPS, no control panel, no sites? I have CentoOS (32bit) and Kloxo installed. A few domains are hosted on the server yet they’re all domains with no traffic/no site.

    My results:

     BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: Kansas: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 -- #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 201
    0
       Machine: i686 (i386)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/S
    YSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/S
    YSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 2: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/S
    YSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 3: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (5666.0 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/S
    YSRET, Intel virtualization
       23:21:10 up 2 days, 19:31,  0 users,  load average: 0.07, 0.02, 0.00; runlevel 3
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 19 2010 23:21:10 - 23:55:18
    4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        9905607.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     2422.6 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               3760.8 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        327579.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          118443.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        634277.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              732279.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 230958.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              11553.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3412.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    453.8 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         572685.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    9905607.6    848.8
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2422.6    440.5
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3760.8    874.6
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     327579.0    827.2
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     118443.2    715.7
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     634277.3   1093.6
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     732279.4    588.6
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     230958.4    577.4
    Process Creation                                126.0      11553.1    916.9
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3412.4    804.8
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        453.8    756.3
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     572685.6    381.8
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         706.0
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 19 2010 23:55:18 - 00:36:57
    4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        8717494.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     9582.6 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               3854.1 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        398011.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           94709.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        651328.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              734702.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 279379.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              11073.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   2787.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    374.7 lpm   (60.5 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         670961.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    8717494.8    747.0
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       9582.6   1742.3
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3854.1    896.3
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     398011.6   1005.1
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      94709.2    572.3
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     651328.5   1123.0
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     734702.3    590.6
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     279379.0    698.4
    Process Creation                                126.0      11073.6    878.9
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       2787.8    657.5
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        374.7    624.5
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     670961.9    447.3
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         779.3
    
    July 20, 2010 @ 4:56 am | Reply
  35. The test was taken on a clean CentOS – only apache was running. The results also depends on the current load of the whole node.

    July 20, 2010 @ 7:31 am | Reply
  36. Parag:

    On website its written … upon prepayment of at least 6 months get cpanel free … if paid for 6 month is the total price = $25 for 6 months? and that too including cpanel(free?)? or am I misunderstanding something? also if true … will the price and offer last a lifetime?
    Regards
    Parag

    August 3, 2010 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  37. scyllar:

    @Parag
    I think they well stated it at the bottom of homepage,

    “When prepaying at least 6 months on an order that equates to $25/mo…”

    So that’s it, $25/mo. Means your initial payment should > $150.

    August 4, 2010 @ 12:05 am | Reply

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