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VML IT – €3.50 256MB OpenVZ VPS in France

Tags: , , , Date/Time: December 1, 2011 @ 1:11 pm, by LowEndAdmin

VML IT Vimal from VML Information Technology Ltd just emailed me their current VPS hosting offer. They are now offering a new location in France, along side their existing Netherlands location. Vimal has also given me a special coupon code lwd which gives €0.50/month discount on the “France VPS – VML 256” plan, which you can order from here. So for €3.50/month you get

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 20TB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Yes you read it right — that’s 20TB per month of data. Direct sign up link. They take PayPal, Moneybookers, AlertPay and bank transform. Servers with OVH in France (test IP: 176.31.41.128). The Netherlands package is also available here but no discount. VML IT is a Mauritius-based company since 2007.

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67 Comments

  1. 20TB? are ovh servers not limited to 40TB? btw whats the port speed?

    December 1, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
    • According to http://www.ovh.com/fr/serveurs_dedies/
      if they took the “biggest server”,
      the port speed of the server is 10Gbps and the bandwidth is 200Mbps max (67TB/mo).
      Of course it is still possible to buy more bandwidth.

      Concerning the offer, it looks nice on paper. You can get 1Gbps as an option for $5.40.
      OTOH, extra IP is pricey :(.

      December 3, 2011 @ 12:37 am | Reply
  2. Gary:

    Different servers have different limits, but iirc if you lived in .fr you used to get unlimited bw, perhaps you still do.

    Either way, wouldn’t touch them. I had one for a month and performance was useless, and they didn’t cancel it properly when I got sick of the crappy performance. They sent me an invoice for 0.00 then reminders and threats of cancelling my service.

    December 1, 2011 @ 2:42 pm | Reply
    • Jerret:

      A VPS was ordered and it didn’t perform as expected over the course of a month? The comments here seem a little out of line for what happened. I seriously doubt they were trying to hurt or annoy anyone with the automated cancellation messages.

      December 1, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
    • Markus:

      I tested a VPS for a month, and cancelled it (via ticket) a bit too late, so I had to pay an extra month. Vimal replied he’d cancel it but now I got again an invoice and when I log into the client portal I see the service is still not cancelled.

      Btw, I’m vmuser919 … Vimal

      December 5, 2011 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
      • Hi Markus,

        Just went through your account, and it seems that you wanted to cancel because your moneybookers payment did not go through, and I replied to you stating that it went through. You did not tell me if you still wanted to cancel it. I that is still the case, please let me know at vimal (at)vmlit.com I will do the needful.

        December 6, 2011 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
        • Markus:

          you told me:

          Your VPS will be cancelled but invoice will not.

          i replied to the ticket, so if we just could get this over with … thanks.

          December 6, 2011 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
  3. Gary, first of all, you should have informed us about poor performance if you were suffering from such things which you never did. As for threats, no one ever sends threat from our company. Only automated emails are sent out. We are currently housing over 5000 VPS. And from time to time we do get performance issues which we rectify immediately once we are notified.

    I am sorry that you did not find our VPS performance acceptable.

    December 1, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Over 5000? Were they all on the same node? ;)

      I never did open a ticket, because I wasn’t surprised by it, and didn’t expect you to fix it. Disk IO of a few MB/sec, coupled with high load due to IO weight is a global thing that would impact every vps on the node. Terrible performance like that just says you’ve crammed way too many VPSes on one node. You’d be aware of the performance, unless not one single customer opened a ticket, and you don’t monitor your servers in any way. Which is it? Ignore the problem unless someone complains?

      And I was still getting automated “Failure to make payment will result in account termination within 48 hours” emails from you over 2 weeks after receiving my cancellation confirmation from you.

      December 1, 2011 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
      • John Smith:

        Over 5000? Were they all on the same node? ;)

        555, that’s a good one.

        December 1, 2011 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      5 000 VPS LOL, when you fail, you fail hard.

      December 1, 2011 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
      • If we had to fail, we would have failed in the first year not now.

        December 1, 2011 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          I don’t think it’s a good argument. A company can always go down, we had some companies in the deadpool with more than a year of experience. /I don’t want to say you will go down, I just want to say it’s a bad argument./

          December 1, 2011 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Ending up in the deadpool is purely about business planning. Get that wrong and it doesn’t matter how long you survive. If your business is profitable and sustainable, you’ll be fine.

          December 1, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
      • It shouldn’t be hard to figure if it’s true or not.

        Find someone who has signed up and ask them what bracket their username is in. If their username is vm123 then it’s obvious there isn’t 5000 VM’s hosted.

        Granted, it’s very much possible to modify the offsets, but still.

        Francisco

        December 1, 2011 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          I was vmuser826.

          December 1, 2011 @ 11:50 pm | Reply
        • It could also be possible they have more than 1 master server.

          December 6, 2011 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
        • For a single company? seems extremely counter productive since WHMCS’ solusvm module doesn’t handle that properly.

          @gary – when did you signup?

          Francisco

          December 6, 2011 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          @Francisco – my month’s service started from 18/Oct.

          December 6, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
        • It’s possible they’re at 5000 CT’s then, though i’m still betting unlikely given your vmuser ID.

          Would be interesting if anyone newer would be able to chime in on it :)

          Francisco

          December 6, 2011 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          I very much doubt it, considering they were ITExperts before. They must’ve had a fair few customers then. I doubt that in 6 weeks they more than quadrupled in size.

          December 6, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
        • The quoted figure is 5k VPS’es, not 5k users.

          December 16, 2011 @ 2:37 am | Reply
    • Humza:

      So you have 5000 containers on SolusVM, god that must be slow.

      December 1, 2011 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
      • We are not as crazy as some people are trying to make us look like here. But we have a sustainable business model that is working.

        December 1, 2011 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
      • Jerret:

        He said they are currently housing over 5000 VPS. He did not state how many servers they are spread across.

        December 1, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  4. Well, you are the only one going on about this. Every company has a few clients who are not satisfied and there is nothing we can do about this.

    As for us not being able to fix I/O performance is absolutely wrong. We do no monitor our server and are well aware of what is going on.

    I am sorry once again if you do not like our services but their are hundred others who do appreciate it.

    December 1, 2011 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      If you monitor them and you’re aware of what’s going on, why was it unusably slow for the entire month? Surely your monitoring systems should’ve spotted that any disk IO creates massive load spikes? It sounds to me like you just ignore problems until people actually complain about it. Why not be proactive?

      December 1, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
      • KhuongComputer:

        So you can monitor your own box and notice Disk I/O is low for an entire month and do nothing like submitting ticket or live help? Like hell that I believe.

        December 1, 2011 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
        • There is nothing as Gary is mentioning here. We had an unfortunate issue last month which lasted 2 days because of a hard disk failure in our RAID 10 array. The RAID took over 24 hours to rebuild.

          December 1, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          I shouldn’t have to complain, that’s the point. They should be managing the load on the boxes to ensure acceptable performance. Given that multiple people were seeing terrible performance, it’s fair to assume it’s a widespread problem with VMLIT, and that they just don’t care. A lot of budget providers just overload the hell out of their nodes and oversell like crazy. Things like giving 20TB of bandwidth to each customer…

          December 1, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Vimal don’t lie, and don’t talk nonsense. It was month long. I tried the VPS every few days and the performance never got better. I didn’t get a chance to use it at all because the performance was so bad. Logging in via SSH created a load spike, and doing anything involving disk IO was so slow as to be worthless.

          Looking at your last offer, people posted on the following dates complaining.

          October 12, 2011 (network outage)
          November 20, 2011 (drive IO)
          November 21, 2011 (drive IO)
          November 24, 2011 (drive IO)

          I cancelled on 03/Nov and my month’s service started from 18/Oct. So from 18th/Oct to 03/Nov it was bad for me, and then at least in the latter half of November it was bad.

          Hardly a 2 day blip.

          You then fixed your raid array, which was apparently causing problems, and kicked out your torrenting users.

          Perhaps if you’d been on top of performance issues, you wouldn’t have lost clients due to the VPSes being unusably slow.

          December 1, 2011 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      And don’t talk crap, I’m not the only one complaining about slow speeds. Try reading comments on your previous offers. Several people had terrible speeds.

      Is the bad reputation you got the reason you changed the name from itexperts?

      Also, what’s this about?

      What’s all this about, btw?

      http://www.vmlit.com/estore/index.php?route=product/category&path=24

      December 1, 2011 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
      • You are the only One Trolling here!>

        December 1, 2011 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Ah, and now you accuse me of trolling. I simply stated that I had a bad experience. You said I was the only person who had a problem.

          Now I’ve proven that I wasn’t by pointing you towards comments on previous offers, I’m a troll?

          December 1, 2011 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  5. Ztec:

    These guys have the best caring customer service I have ever experienced. I have been with them for 4 months now.

    December 1, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
  6. @Gary. Every client will have the common sense to report a problem whenever they come across one which you never did. So I can easily assume that you are trolling.
    You can say whatever you want Gary, you never opened an issue with us, so how can I expect you are telling the truth.

    As for the other post you are mentioning, do go down the line to see that we resolved the I/O issue once we got our RAID system back online. For us it lasted 2 days.

    We have hundred of customers using 20TB+ bandwidth. Not a single complaint about us terminating them or limiting their use. You get what you buy with us.

    We have developed in house scripts that monitors our servers and automatically suspends VPS based on their load (for hours).

    As for torrenting, this was always prohibited in our TOS and we send reminders to our clients every so often. Any long term client can say this.

    As lastly LEB is not our Support Desk. Posting here about I/O issues is not going to help.

    And for us customers are not a number.

    I hope that clears your doubt or misunderstanding.

    December 1, 2011 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      No doubt, no misunderstanding. Multiple people experienced bad drive IO, over the period of a month+.

      I didn’t open a ticket because it had already gone on for 2 weeks. If you just ignore it for 2 weeks and don’t fix it, what will you do when I complain? Move me onto a new node? And when you overload it, then what?

      A good provider keeps tabs on performance and manages their nodes, they don’t wait until they get enough complaints and THEN bother to do something.

      Given that people complained about the speed on multiple occasions, people here on LEB can verify that there were disk IO problems for way more than 2 days. You’re the liar, not me.

      And you have hundreds of customers using 20TB+? Given that 200 is the lowest number that qualifies as hundreds, multiple, we’ll assume that 4% your client base uses 4PB of transfer per month?

      I call BS. You’ve already blatantly lied about the drive IO, and now you’re talking nonsense about people actually being able to use 20TB regularly…

      December 1, 2011 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
      • Gary, in short. Think Whatever you want to think or call this BS as you said.

        What is the truth is the truth and you cannot change it.

        If you are under the misunderstanding that we wait till client report an error for us to fix it, then that it totally wrong.

        We are currently managing over 350 Servers. Up to you to think what you want.

        We operate a legal business here and we do care about our servers and clients.

        And if you did not think it was wise to report a performance issue. There is nothing I can do about this.

        I am done responding to you on this issue, since I do not even know if you are speaking the truth since you never reported it.

        And since you are talking about 20 – 24 Nov. You were not even client at that time judging by your signup date. Anyway I am not going to carry this forward with you.

        Good Luck.

        December 1, 2011 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          We get a lot of crappy providers here. I sign up and monitor the server for a month. There’s no point putting services onto an underperforming VPS, only to have to move them back off. If the box is stable and reliable for a month, then I consider actually using it.

          For the entire month I had your services, the VPS was unusable. If it takes me to prod you before you give a damn about performance on a box, I don’t want to be a customer. Providers should monitor load, network and drive performance to ensure that by the time the customer opens a ticket, they’re already aware of it, and fixing it.

          If it was a one-off thing I wouldn’t mind. It lasted for weeks, and even after I was a customer, according to other customers in the other thread. Or I suppose they’re liars too, right?

          December 1, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
      • iKocka:

        If you just ignore it for 2 weeks and don’t fix it, what will you do when I complain? Move me onto a new node? And when you overload it, then what?

        +1

        December 1, 2011 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  7. Kairus:

    Gary, you should take this argument elsewhere honestly.

    December 1, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      I just commented on the post. VML are the ones who made a big deal of it, and started an argument – in the face of evidence on their other offer thread here. I don’t want to be having the argument with them, here or anywhere. I’m no longer a customer so have no interest in resolving this with them. I just commented to let people know what my experience was.

      December 1, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
  8. Herbert Maker:

    Howdy,

    Does anyone have any experience with them? I could use a France server. But on the topic of above comments; there Seems like alot of battle/immaturity going on. Grow up guys.

    Regards
    Herbert

    December 1, 2011 @ 10:58 pm | Reply
    • We offer a 3 day Money Back Guarantee. You are most welcome to check it yourself.

      December 2, 2011 @ 12:04 am | Reply
      • Matthew:

        Day 4 server goes down… what then? lol

        December 3, 2011 @ 2:08 am | Reply
  9. buy:

    is IRC use allowed in the vps ?

    December 2, 2011 @ 4:55 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      We do not allow IRC

      December 5, 2011 @ 1:59 am | Reply
      • buy:

        that is sad.looking for a vps with irc use.will go to other provider then

        December 5, 2011 @ 2:02 am | Reply
  10. VMLIT, I’ve got a question. Do you allow the scraping of websites at regular intervals of time?

    December 2, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
    • Actually it would be against a lot of website TOS and those of OVH. Sorry about that.

      December 5, 2011 @ 2:00 am | Reply
  11. Xion345:

    Do you offer IPv6 connectivity on French nodes ? Is TUN/TAP laso allowed on these nodes ?

    December 2, 2011 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
    • Hi, IPv6 is there but it might take another week till we get it working on all Nodes.
      Tun/Tap is available for all plans except VML 128

      December 5, 2011 @ 2:01 am | Reply
  12. tort:

    Don’t buy their French VPS, past I bought their VPS, has lost many times data and documents. Is a very bad of the company.

    December 3, 2011 @ 2:49 am | Reply
    • And how are we responsible for your DATA and Documents. You are supposed to make your backups.

      December 5, 2011 @ 2:03 am | Reply
      • buy:

        wow
        what a very “professional” way to answer your potential customers

        December 5, 2011 @ 2:04 am | Reply
        • It is indeed. Many people think that a Host is responsible for their DATA. If data is important to you, then backups should also be very important. Our TOS has always said that we cannot be held responsible at any time for your data.

          December 5, 2011 @ 2:07 am | Reply
        • Gary:

          Your TOS say that, but according to the guy you’re talking to, it happened on more than one occasion. Mishaps happen, but just how many times did it happen?

          December 5, 2011 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
  13. Pinoy:

    I also had a vps with them before and the node server is restarted from time to time. The server is sometimes slow and sometimes fast.

    December 3, 2011 @ 5:21 am | Reply
    • Hi, I will not comment on past experience with us. Just will add a note that we have improved a lot since, learnt from our mistakes and so on but we have moved forward as a strong company.

      December 5, 2011 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  14. florin:

    How does bank transform work?


    They take PayPal, Moneybookers, AlertPay and bank transform.

    December 3, 2011 @ 9:58 am | Reply
    • Hi,
      That would be Bank Transfer. You can wire or transfer your payment to us from your Bank.

      December 5, 2011 @ 2:05 am | Reply
  15. css:

    I have 17 VPS with them and there was IO problems last month, which were solved quickly within one day (RAID failure). After that i have no complaints from my customers about slowdowns. If you have some issues dont be silent, im sure they will fix it.

    December 5, 2011 @ 2:31 am | Reply
  16. css:

    Vimal-VMLIT, Why you suspend all my 13 servers without even notice? Answer my ticket #285462

    December 15, 2011 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
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  18. delirium:

    hi, is this offer still available? (xmas is over)

    January 15, 2012 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
  19. yeahtrue:

    Is p2p allowed?
    Maybe in nl server?

    January 25, 2012 @ 12:59 am | Reply

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