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W2 Servers – $36/Year 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 12, 2011 @ 4:08 am, by LowEndAdmin
Update Oct 2011 — I know W2Servers should have been declared dead long long time ago. But their website finally stopped working on 23 September 2011. No surprises here. Another failed provider.

W2 Servers As noted by eLohkCalb, DynamoVPS (which we featured 2 weeks ago) has now renamed to W2 Servers. On this WHT offer they are selling their standard package for $36/Year, and this standard package is nowhere near low end either.

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • Unmetered bandwidth on 10Mbps
  • OpenVZ/”Matrix Server Control Panel”

Direct order link. They have also moved from Chicago to Scranton — which would be HostNoc in this case. “Full Management” support is claimed on their website, which includes software installation, security hardening etc. Newly registered domain (as it’s a new brand) and both NS are on the same server. It’s certainly in my “too cheap” basket especially the unmetered bandwidth part. Hopefully W2 Interactive can provide good support there.

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35 Comments

  1. elber galarga:

    this company is really reliable?

    (…)

    January 12, 2011 @ 4:54 am | Reply
  2. rm:

    As with all such offers there should absolutely be an option to opt for e.g. 1TB/month on 100 MBit instead.

    January 12, 2011 @ 5:13 am | Reply
  3. LEA, the link to the WHT offer isn’t ok =(

    Thanks for the post =)

    January 12, 2011 @ 6:30 am | Reply
  4. I’m their customer too.
    Because of “management” offer – I have to wait more than 24 hours to have my VPS set up.
    Connectivity isn’t too bad for it’s price. It’s more than OK for really “low-end” users as I am.
    2011-01-12 11:34:53 (5.81 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    January 12, 2011 @ 9:35 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      If I’m right they are hosting on AMD 64 3500 that means a framework like simfony with 10 peopele online should kill there server. And Steliyan, it’s 10mbps so means you get a maximum of 1MB on a lucky day.

      January 12, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply
      • Arthur:

        I have one of their $20 Xen VPS with 3G ram and 200G HDD, also in Scranton.
        My node is Q6600, I guess with 8GB ram

        Just to let people know they don’t just have low end AMD servers.

        January 12, 2011 @ 10:48 am | Reply
        • Tom:

          Cheers, seems like another burstnet vps then.

          January 12, 2011 @ 11:21 am | Reply
  5. @Tom: Why you just don’t ping and then think? They are at leeware.com $150/month servers. And as I write before – their speed is not so bad. For cahcefly test file. But I suspect that cachefly.com is in some kind of peering with most lowendbox VPS because all of my USA based the speed is enormous :)
    2011-01-12 11:34:53 (5.81 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]
    2011-01-12 13:32:07 (739 KB/s) – `esen.tgz’ saved [50966427/50966427] this is hosted with one of my shared hosting providers in the USA too.
    With Europe and with my own dedicated server which is on 10mbps the speed is lower than 300KB/s.

    January 12, 2011 @ 11:34 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      Cachefly is a CDN. They have servers all over the place and route you to the one with best speed to you. That’s why it’s usually a good test of inbound speed.

      January 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        Cachefly Dosent have good mirrors in Europe.

        January 12, 2011 @ 1:40 pm | Reply
      • bob:

        Is it really a good test if the cachefly server is in the same datacenter but everything outside the datacenter slows to a crawl?

        January 13, 2011 @ 8:28 am | Reply
    • cachefly:
      2011-01-19 08:54:06 (486 KB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]
      on the plus side I was told legal torrents are allowed, so it saves me the 2 months I was going to spend uploading files (I can just grab the torrent which has most of the files I need then upload the changes)

      January 19, 2011 @ 5:48 am | Reply
  6. Stephen:

    Not sure if I would go with them. I know they also had another name that they recently changed, something about linux. I emailed them yesterday about their dedicated offer, and they said it’s by invitation only, even though it was still advertised on their site. If they can’t update their own website I’m not so sure about them.

    January 12, 2011 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  7. Sheeze, I suggest that they fix their website, not redo the whole thing. :)

    Anyone else notice that they haven;t answered any of their sales questions in the WHT thread? Not looking too good.

    January 12, 2011 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
    • Damien:

      Yeah, doesn’t sounds professional at all… And given the specs and prices of LeeWare offers, their VPS ressources are clearly oversold.

      January 12, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
      • cps:

        if anyone know mylinuxgeek they are now (belongs to?) w2 servers.. they are previously (rumors) reselling leeware offers.. i don’t know..

        January 19, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  8. not answere question this make bad feeling for the support

    January 12, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  9. Someone knows if there is some burst RAM?

    January 13, 2011 @ 4:41 am | Reply
  10. @Yomero: No, there is no burst at this offer. Just 512MB pure. I’m using their VPS and for now (3 days) it’s working fine. Now I’m waiting for rDNS to propagade.

    January 13, 2011 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
  11. Konrad:

    just ordered one yesterday, TUN/TAP was mentioned on their web site but not available in the VPS. So I opened a ticket at 5:08, they answered it at 5:58 – issue fixed. Well for 36$/year that’s quite good…

    January 18, 2011 @ 8:03 am | Reply
  12. I just started viewing this site, and signed up with W2 Servers, and I got the VPS deal, and I have to say this is the absolute best VPS I have ever had. The technical support responds quick, and did actually resolve my issue quickly! At this point I would highly recommend to anyone, but I will keep in touch and comment how things go! It’s remain to be seen how much my account will be after the inital year, and how service will be but I’ll let you know!

    Thanks for providing this website!

    January 19, 2011 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
    • I’m not sure how fast they are for you but mine VPS have been setup after about 24 hours and few tickets… Now VPS working fine and there is no downtime. Today they offer to me a new node for my VPS and there is no fees for.

      January 20, 2011 @ 6:38 am | Reply
      • Justin:

        I typically was getting 900kb/s, or more the previous days… I just tried now though http://download.thinkbroadband.com/1GB.zip and it’s going pretty slow, but this could be because of the upload speeds.. I’m not really sure the location of the server it’s coming from either. I figured it would be a good place to try to download test.. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/download.html but who knows…

        January 20, 2011 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
        • After W2Servers has moved me to a new node and may be at new machine situation looks as follows:
          21:30:42 (10.8 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]
          And:
          model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
          stepping : 10
          cpu MHz : 1333.221
          cache size : 3072 KB

          So, I’m more than satisfied :)

          January 20, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  13. And some tests how it upload:
    Varna, Bulgaria, Europe, 10Mbps Download speed:
    2011-01-20 20:47:30 (572 KB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]
    Varna, Bulgaria, Europe, 6Mbps Download speed:
    2011-01-20 20:51:11 (287 KB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]
    Dallas, United States, ClubUptime VPS, 1GB:
    2011-01-20 20:54:11 (10.5 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    So If I have to be honest – for $36/year this is incredible offer.

    January 20, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  14. John:

    While not VPSs, this might still be useful:

    I’ve got a dedicated server with them. There’s a big difference in network performance between their LeeWare and BustNET hosting, with BurstNET (Scranton) being much better (I was at LeeWare which was just OK but upgraded and am now very happy). They’re just sorting out hosting in Dallas with gigabit connections which looks great, so I’m getting a couple dedicated servers there. :-)

    Their tech support team has seemed good to me for the price (with fully managed at this price you’d expect some delays), and the sales guy I’ve worked with (Kevin J) has been fantastic.

    So far I’m very happy with them – we’ll see how things go over the next couple months.

    January 26, 2011 @ 12:13 am | Reply
  15. APCyberax:

    Length: 2391966 (2.3M) [image/jpeg]
    Saving to: `DSC01013.JPG’

    13% [========================> ] 318,297 133K/s

    May 3, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  16. jose galvez:

    Hi i have one vps with w2 server, i request to be transfered to a different datacenter, i hope i will have quick machine and faster network,and faster write at my hard disk.

    Currently when i sign on by putty, or bye ssh, it takes a white between you sign on and have prompt…

    May 14, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  17. Folks interested in this provider may want to give these threads a read through:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1054133

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1035994

    June 9, 2011 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
    • This company is a… piece of crap :| wow

      June 9, 2011 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
      • But yet they’ll get user and user signing up with them. Just makes it hard for those actually trying to run a legit business as we’re the ones who get to clean up their messes and help those who get their data mucked up.

        June 9, 2011 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
      • M_M:

        I haven’t been following comments here, but about what you mentioned, I had a search once through WHT threads. And then I concluded its owner simply knows that he is a burned card, and that he scammed enough with previous companies. So, he just keeps giving refunds to people as easy as no one ever, and that is an attempt to give comfort impression to those who enters the trap of yearly payment (which they will probably will never get), he is doing his best at this specific area that I described, and the goal is simply to keep the scam work going with all the factors that plays against him! But funny enough, seems like the amount of refunds slowly turned them to be a “refunds company” more than VPS hosting one :D

        June 9, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
  18. Dave:

    we2servers and Lyron Foster are a scam taking money and not providing service.

    August 10, 2011 @ 4:10 am | Reply

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