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VPSRocket – $4.10 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Scranton

Tags: , , Date/Time: March 26, 2011 @ 12:12 pm, by LowEndAdmin
Updated May 2011: VPSRocket.net has been showing just default cPanel parked page since 11 April. I don’t think they are offering VPS anymore.

VPS Rocket Mark P from VPSRocket sent me an email about their launch special. Use code justlaunched to get 50% off first month, and their (vr) Mini package is at $4.10/month (direct sign up link).

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • 1x IPv4 + 32x IPv6 addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in Scranton PA with BurstNet. From their About Page, they are a “small VPS host from Toronto, Canada” — although you can’t figure that out from their WHOIS information as it’s privacy guarded. Domain is also only registered last month. Can’t find any related information on WHT either — which I personally think is a bad sign. So you are dealing with an unknown Canadian with no history, on a location that is also heavily populated with many other offers… I’ll pass.

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23 Comments

  1. Fred:

    well, I really, really, defend small business, but why I would buy a 128 MB vps $ 4.1, if burstnet offers 512 MB to $5.9?. The support can be really good, but the infrastructure is the same. I really do not understand. why someone would hire their services?. There are many resellers of Burstnet, offering the same price but quality support that really does not offer burstnet. Really do not understand.I would like to speak with the owner. I would like someone, from vpsrocket reply my comment.

    March 26, 2011 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
    • Hi Fred,

      > “but the infrastructure is the same”
      That’s true, the network is exactly the same. In theory, we could offer a 512MB VPS for $5.95, but would you not then ask how such a small business can offer a 512MB VPS and still make enough profit off it to put another box online? We’re interested in pricing which keeps the server stable, not pricing which would drive us into net losses unless we pretended the servers we use were four times their actual specifications (mild exaggeration here :)

      > “There are many resellers of Burstnet”
      VPSRocket doesn’t resell BurstNET VPS packages, their packages use VEPortal, we use SolusVM.

      If you have any more questions feel free, I’d be glad to answer them here or via email :)

      March 26, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
    • — I’m not from VPSRocket —

      I can see why some might order. No specs are not as high, infrastructure is the same as Bursts and their MANY re-sellers. However support can make or break a deal. I’d rather pay a few bucks more and have lower specs to have good, knowledgeable, and reliable support than have the most amazing deal in the world. All about the bell curve and where you want your host to be on it :)

      March 26, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
      • I could see getting one if the systems were in Toronto, Canada as I originally thought these were based out of. I know I run into issues with my German VPS as some sites have German IP addresses blocked. Seems like very few folks block Canadian IP addresses.

        But yes, there doesn’t seem to be much making these folks stand out. Even their Twitter account is rather empty.

        Their AUP page is broken in Firefox 3.6.16 as it hangs off to the right due to those lines up there. Bots and IRC is allowed although IRC servers are not. Heh nothing about abusing staff though. :)

        March 26, 2011 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
      • cd:

        I’d rather pay less for the package as unmanaged is usually the way to go for a lot of people. What use is paying more for support if said support is unused?

        March 26, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
        • Very true :) Most here are smart enough to manage the services themselves. But that doesn’t mean there are those here that DO need the support.

          March 26, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
      • Great support usually comes from credible names. If you are a provider with credibility, why then do you hide it?! Okay some might pay hoping they can get good support. Those are as good as blind faith, unless we know who we are dealing with.

        March 27, 2011 @ 11:27 am | Reply
        • In order to BECOME a credible and trusted name you must provide that good support. To be able to provide good support you have to pay for it.

          That doesn’t excuse hiding WHOIS though :) You’ve got me there.

          March 28, 2011 @ 4:47 am | Reply
  2. ab:

    Is this with Burst or VOlume DRIVFE?

    “IRC clients and bots / bouncers are allowed on our networks”

    Last I checked VD allowed clients, Burst was batshit insane about no irc period no matter what

    March 26, 2011 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
    • From their About page

      All VPSRocket servers are located in Scranton, Pennsylvania hosted in the BurstNET datacenter

      So their servers are definitely there. They might organise their own transit so it’s totally independent from Burst’s. Or maybe they just forgot to put that on their AUP.

      March 27, 2011 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  3. Bernardo Andrade:

    Actually if they are selling from burstnet they should know already that burstnet strictly forbids IRC usage on their network/servers, unless they have a special agreement with them ( i doubt ).

    Taken from Burst AUP:

    Prohibited Usage Restrictions: In addition to activities governed by law, BurstNET® strictly prohibits:
    • IRC and associated applications (including bouncers, “bots”, etc.)

    They are just expecting they won’t ever be caught i guess.

    March 26, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
    • Bernardo Andrade:

      I just messed up with HTML tags sorry about that.

      March 26, 2011 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
  4. i’ll pass too. hidden as a ghost.

    March 27, 2011 @ 10:09 am | Reply
  5. Joe Merit:

    Very tempting, cheap, ipv4, ipv6.. and IRC allowed. But I’ll give it a few months and see
    if there is any fallout.

    March 27, 2011 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
  6. Generally from reading the criticism on here (which I appreciate), and the review provided by the admin, credibility seems to be an issue since we’re still new. To help alleviate this we’ve added in a 30-day 100% refund policy here for our services – which will hopefully make it easier for people to try us out :)

    Regarding the AUP and IRC issue, we’re aware that BurstNET does not allow IRC. We had issues with our dev server and it’s sync with the production web server. It has been updated now and I apologize for the confusion which anyone may have experienced from it. Just to clarify again, we don’t allow IRC or bots.

    March 27, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
  7. Strange, I made a post yesterday but it never seems to have made it through.

    Not sure what you’re looking for in WHOIS information but we use domain privacy on all of our domains. I do agree about the point on transparency however, we’ve added in a physical address on our about page here.

    In terms of credibility, we’re still a new host, I know that doesn’t excuse much however we are still building our reputation in the hosting community. To help people try out our service, we’ve added in a 30-day 100% money back guarantee here which will hopefully help, at least partially, to alleviate some doubts users may have about our service :)

    March 28, 2011 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  8. Seems to be displaying the same content as volt-host.com right now. A goner, or just configuration issue?

    April 12, 2011 @ 1:17 am | Reply
    • Xypher:

      Looks like they are no longer providing VPS services, rather Game Servers and Voice Servers at a very low cost of $1; What’s the catch? – The website-design is a nice one tho.

      April 14, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
  9. Another one bytes the dust.

    Website no longer working, the company would appear to be dead.

    April 16, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  10. HuHu:

    Website currently redirect to Volt-VPS

    May 14, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

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