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VMStormVPS – $5.97 256MB VMWare VPS in State College PA

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 19, 2011 @ 2:19 pm, by LowEndAdmin

VMStormVPS Cloud. Storm. Stormy cloud — is that a good thing? Hmm. Anyway. VMStormVPS (with a dark stormy cloud as logo as a tornado as mascot) was launched last month, and David their CIO, notified me via email that they have some budget VPS plans. “F1 Cloud VPS” is $5.97/month, and comes with

  • 256MB memory
  • 10GB storage on RAID10
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • VMWare

Servers in State College, PA in their own leased space and I presume their own servers. Read more about their data center here. VMStorm is the budget VPS brand of Flashpoint Informatics that was only launched in July, according to this tweet from the CEO. Flashpoint itself has been around since 2009.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

27 Comments

  1. ab:

    what university/college offers colo :o

    August 19, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
    • State College is apparently a college town which I think is more than just a university (I have to google that to find out). Therefore the co-lo space might not be related to the college at all.

      August 19, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
      • David:

        Correct, State College is the name of the city. Although Penn State’s located here, it’s still actually a city

        August 23, 2011 @ 7:53 am | Reply
  2. Hi ab — thanks for the note. To be clear, there is no college/university association. The town we’re located in is called State College because it’s the home of Penn State University. Most folks know of Penn State more than State College so we occasionally reference that for clarity :). Our space is in a private industrial park and unrelated to any university.

    Also wanted to note that we DO own all of the server equipment, network equipment, etc. Level3 is our primary bandwidth provider though we’re multi-homed with others including Windstream communications. All providers are on diverse fiber paths.

    August 19, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  3. andy:

    can you support custom iso system?
    or do you offer win system?

    August 19, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
    • We could also support custom iso images. There are particular requirements regarding hard drive setup in order to allow for easy expansion. Drop me a message if you’re interested!

      August 19, 2011 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
  4. We do have some windows templates available but the pricing of the windows license puts them above the cut off of lowendbox pricing. Drop us an email if you’re interested in Windows specifics!

    August 19, 2011 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
  5. andy:

    do you have any test ip?

    August 19, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  6. dirk:

    Do you offer native ipv6?

    August 19, 2011 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
    • We’re in the process of rolling IPv6 out on our network as we speak. Realistically it’s probably 1-3 months away from production use.

      August 19, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  7. Please spell Windstream correctly on your datacenter page. You left out the ‘d’. :)

    August 19, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
    • Good catch drmike! Windstream is spelled correctly now. Shoot me an email and we can set you up with a free month as a thanks for the correction!

      August 19, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
  8. James:

    No paypal

    August 21, 2011 @ 9:18 am | Reply
    • Hi James — thanks for the feedback! We’re actively working to integrate PayPal into our checkout system. ETA is 2-4 weeks.

      Best,
      Dave

      August 21, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  9. luis:

    Good offer, and good price.

    September 18, 2011 @ 4:12 am | Reply
    • Francisco:

      +1

      And now they are accepting PayPal. :-)

      September 21, 2011 @ 9:36 am | Reply
  10. Francisco:
    BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: pa.v-dc.net: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-5-amd64 -- #1 SMP Tue Jun 14 09:42:28 UTC 2011
       Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz (5885.0 bogomips)
              x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       15:28:36 up 17:34,  1 user,  load average: 0.09, 0.04, 0.01; runlevel 2
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Mon Sep 19 2011 15:28:36 - 15:52:43
    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       31111598.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     3822.4 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               5521.1 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             2604052.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 488110.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              18250.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8316.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   533.8 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1065.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        4349459.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   31111598.8   2665.9
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3822.4    695.0
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5521.1   1284.0
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2604052.6   2093.3
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     488110.3   1220.3
    Process Creation                                126.0      18250.5   1448.5
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8316.4   1961.4
    Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        533.8      ---
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1065.7   1776.2
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4349459.5   2899.6
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                         1646.5
    September 21, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
    • Hi Francisco,

      Thanks for the positive feedback! We’re getting ready to send another offer to LEA here in the next few days.

      Best,
      Dave

      September 21, 2011 @ 11:33 am | Reply
  11. ChinnoDog:

    I don’t see any prohibition of IRC in the AUP. I’m taking that to mean it is ok.

    September 27, 2011 @ 4:00 am | Reply
    • I don’t see anything either. It’s interesting that it’s their AUP but what they list as not acceptable is three quarters down their AUP page:

      https://www.vmstormvps.com/acceptable-use-policy

      And they really need to clean up that page. They didn’t copy and paste it too well from where ever they got it from. Lots of artifacts.

      September 27, 2011 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
      • Hi All,

        Thanks for the feedback.

        @ChinnoDog we don’t allow illegal use, based on the laws that govern our corporation and our datacenter location. If the use is legal and it’s not interfering with the use of other clients (it probably won’t), it’s OK.

        @drmike unfortunately lawyers haven’t learned to code HTML yet ;). We’ll clean up some of the nasty bits.

        Best,
        Dave

        September 27, 2011 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
        • ChinnoDog:

          I think it goes without saying that illegal activities are prohibited. I am only interested in restricted legal uses. I see you do ban BitTorrent, which is perfectly legal.

          September 27, 2011 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
        • True, there are legal uses for bit torrent. We disallow some technologies to ensure the availability of the infrastructure. Some technologies (like torrent) create lots and lots of connections which can preclude fair use for other clients.

          The bottom line for this AUP and all other AUPs is: if you’re not causing issues, you’re going to fly under the radar. We’re not actively looking for clients to shut down :).

          Best,
          dave

          September 27, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  12. HuluWa:

    I got one, it’s prety good, the support is friendly, at least so far.
    I send this post to my friend, but the price rised now.

    December 25, 2011 @ 3:42 am | Reply

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