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WhyNotAVPS – $4.87 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 22, 2011 @ 12:10 pm, by LowEndAdmin

WhyNotAVPS Roel from WhyNotAVPS emailed me their updated promotion. Basically the same offer as previous two posts.

  • VPS B (Sign up link)
  • 512MB guaranteed/768MB burstable memory
  • 22GB storage
  • 222GB/month data transfer
  • $4.87/month with promo code lebjan1
  • VPS C (Sign up link)
  • 768MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 33GB storage
  • 333GB/month data transfer
  • $6.90/month with promo code lebjan2

Servers are with Hetzner in Germany according to their network page, and you can get their test IP + download files here. 100Mbps connections on each of the VPS. Netherlands based business and have been around for ~10 months.

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44 Comments

  1. Sonic:

    anyone tried this provider?

    January 22, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
    • Peter:

      No complaints so far. Signup was painless. I think I got 700KB/s on the one file I’ve downloaded but that’s good enough for me.

      January 29, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
    • Tanmoy:

      Support is too slow:P I ordered an additional IP with VPS B, but didn’t get. Then opened a support ticket but no reply till now :P

      February 11, 2011 @ 8:24 am | Reply
  2. Well while I was with them they weren’t very good at notifying me of actions they took. Upon challenging them they at first denied it and said they Don’t take action without notifying you first. Then about 2 days later they broke this again. But they DID refund me so give them a shot.

    January 22, 2011 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      What exactly was the problem if you could share it with us?

      January 22, 2011 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
    • I’m not going into to much detail, we had a disagreement about the VPS. He almost used his service for complete month and we refunded his entire payment.

      January 22, 2011 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
      • It was more just the fact you didn’t notify me, but other than that your service was good. And like I said you refunded me.

        January 22, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  3. Glasso:

    @LEA – screenshot link is bad.

    January 22, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  4. Is the promo code giving a recurring discount?
    Do you offer native ipv6 addresses?

    January 22, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
    • Hi, the discount on both promotions is recurring. We are currently in the last testing stage of IPv6.

      January 22, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
  5. eM:

    wait…. dedicated 100Mbps line for each VPS?

    January 22, 2011 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  6. Owkaye Go:

    Which Debian 5 32 bit version is available?

    I just started with a host that uses such a stripped down version of this OS that I had to spend hours online doing research — in order to figure out why my standard setup procedures were failing for this OS which I’ve used numerous times in the past.

    Then I had to spend even more time downloading, installing and reconfiguring components of the OS before I could finally begin to install my own executables!

    I do not want to get into this situation again, so I’m asking you to please provide me with a reference that shows me precisely which Debian 5 32 bit OS you’re using. Thanks.

    January 27, 2011 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
  7. maks:

    This is the best vps provider out there… I bought a VPS C 1 month ago, and now i have full up time and the speed of vps is amazing… Also the connection is top. I think i ll be with them for very long time.

    January 30, 2011 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Hi Maks, thanks for the positive review.

      February 1, 2011 @ 6:45 am | Reply
  8. carter:

    @Roel:
    Whats about tun/tap support? possible?
    IPv6 would be cool, cause all dedicated servers @hetzner have native IPv6 support.

    February 3, 2011 @ 12:14 am | Reply
  9. i am very happy with the quality of whynotavps,

    top speed:

    -bash-3.2# cd /tmp
    -bash-3.2# wget http://centos.bio.lmu.de/5.5/isos/i386/CentOS-5.5-i386-LiveCD-Release2.iso
    --2011-02-16 00:15:51--  http://centos.bio.lmu.de/5.5/isos/i386/CentOS-5.5-i386-LiveCD-Release2.iso
    Resolving centos.bio.lmu.de... 141.84.43.23, 2001:4ca0:4300::1:17
    Connecting to centos.bio.lmu.de|141.84.43.23|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 717979648 (685M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `CentOS-5.5-i386-LiveCD-Release2.iso'
    
    19% [=====================>                                                                                              ] 138,733,000 10.9M/s  eta 51s
    

    hard disk write speed:

    -bash-3.2# dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test
    1505495+0 records in
    1505494+0 records out
    770812928 bytes (771 MB) copied, 5.31826 seconds, 145 MB/s
    

    cons:
    no ipv6 and i would like to be able to download an iso of my current vps
    or ability to make a backup every week on their own server but it says
    backup is not activated for your account or something like that

    i use it for web hosting so hope nothing wrong is going to happen to my data :)

    February 15, 2011 @ 10:23 pm | Reply
    • Hi, we are working on IPv6 at the moment. Shoot a support ticket if you need more information regarding IPv6 or anything else.

      February 16, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
  10. Iskander:

    Do you allow pptpd to be used?

    February 23, 2011 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
  11. Hi there. I got 4 VPS with them by now, since about 2 weeks, and I really cannot be more satisfied. They put me on different Nodes and IP subnets as I asked i.e. even moved one of my VPS on request. Pricing is unbelievably cheap and yet the servers (I monitor 3 of their servers atm) are not oversold at all and running fast. They get their dedicated servers from Hetzner, which is considered a very good and stable provider in Germany.

    They had one very small outage on one server (shit happens, right?) and the issue got immediately addressed (in the middle of the night even) and resolved, with emails explaining exactly what happened and why.

    I must day, that I am very impressed to say the least and that I am very glad I found them here on Low End Box. A VPS host THAT cheap and yet I would not have any reservation whatsoever, to put my production sites on them. Hats off & thanks for the service!

    – Robert

    March 5, 2011 @ 2:46 am | Reply
  12. I think I will try with them too, cause nordicVPS didn’t answer my sales ticket…

    March 11, 2011 @ 10:05 pm | Reply
  13. Venax:

    Erm, i will try them also. Just having a lot of probs with ordering. Seems like whatever i order the system think it’s a fraud and cancels the order.

    Oh, well, ticket.

    March 12, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      Where are you from? Do you use any proxies?
      Theese are typical reasons for getting listed as fraud.

      March 12, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
  14. Venax:

    Staff solved the problem.

    Im not using any proxies, im from Poland.

    Testing the VPS. Will let you guys know how is the performance.

    March 12, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
    • Hi, good luck with your new VPS! Do not know who you are since we helped more then once customer today who’s ordered got marked as “fraud”.

      March 12, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
  15. Venax:

    So far so good. Great performance, support is also really nice.

    Had some connection issues on VPS (my download rate was like 12 kb/s) but it’s okay now.

    Thanks for a nice service !

    March 16, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  16. Satnam:

    Though VPS is CHEAP & order delivered was pretty quick…But Support is very very slow..
    I was installing kloxo and Suddenly, the connection was out.
    When I checked the server, it said offline, After few minutes, It was online again, SO, I started re-installing kloxo But, server went offline again and when I made support ticket, no response so far. I Paid for 3 months while signing up for their VPS :(. And I am still waiting for their reply..

    March 18, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      I don’t have many tickets with the owner, but I know the person is being honest and tries to do his best. Usually replies within a day. And when I send a notice regarding a node issues he took action pretty fast.
      So I suggest get some patience and try to sort it our over the ticket system.

      April 4, 2011 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
      • His issue was that he was facing problems with his Kloxo installation. In the end he did not gave us any detailed information what the exact problem was and demanded a full refund.

        April 4, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
  17. When I submitted an order I’ve got error:

    MaxMind Error

    MaxMind has deemed your order to be potentially high risk and therefore it has been held for manual review.

    If you feel you have received this message in error, then please accept our apologies and submit a support ticket to our Customer Service Team. Thank you.

    I’ll reply there if they reply for my ticket…

    March 18, 2011 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
  18. pixelseeker:

    I just bought the VPS B plan this morning and I must say I am deeply impressed. The server is lightning fast:

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 11.2M/s   in 9.2s
    
    2011-04-04 18:39:57 (10.8 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    mersaux@vps:~$ sudo cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 26
    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         930  @ 2.80GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 1403.531
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 5614.12
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    April 4, 2011 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
    • Hi PixelSeeker, thanks for the positive review!

      April 4, 2011 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
  19. satnam:

    I am sure the above user is not real one..

    Cause I faced this problem for 3 complete days and than I shifted to other server.

    Thanks

    April 4, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  20. pixelseeker:

    I am a real user, and trust me everything is running smoothly here. I have also VPSs with HostRail and SpaceRich and with all due respect this is definitely the best one.

    April 4, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  21. satnam:

    rofl roel… I have clearly stated that I am installing kloxo and in mid of installation, I am getting an error of disconnected. and my server was going offline… I tried 6 times and every time same error… Now, After cancelling your VPS asking for full refund which you gave, moved to another server, and my site was up in exactly..1 hour 45 minutes..And kloxo get installed in approximately 45 minutes to 1 hours as compare of yours speed which used to take 6 hours and failed every time.. Even after 3 days, I was not able to make my site on.. which i did in just 1 hours 45 minutes from my new server.

    April 5, 2011 @ 5:52 am | Reply
  22. pixelseeker:

    I am really sorry to hear that. I know how frustrating it can be to have these kinds of problems, I’ve tried many VPSs in the past. With this one I haven’t had any problems, I even bought another VPS B plan to use for clients’ websites and it is also running smoothly.

    April 5, 2011 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  23. vkb:

    Does anyone else have problems with the customer service with them just beeing quite ignorant?

    Thing is, i ordered a VPS once, canceled it and forgot about the paypal subscription. So now i have a positive balance – which they confirmed – but they are denying my wish to paypal me back my money.

    Any suggestions?

    May 4, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
    • carter:

      Yep, also waiting (5 days) for my invoice ticket (invoice doesn’t have any logo.. instead a “please replace me” image). But VPS itself is stable (up’n’running for around 2 month without any problems).
      Hope they’ll read your request…

      May 4, 2011 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
  24. Oliver:

    I get no replies from their support at all. At first they were quite helpful but now I’ve been waiting for some help for about 10-15 days.

    June 7, 2011 @ 9:00 am | Reply
  25. jose galvez:

    if need 1gb of ram can be upgraded to 1gb?
    speed?support tickets, fast or slow?

    Jose

    July 1, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
    • iKocka:

      Opened only 1 support ticket so far and it was answered in less then 15 minutes. Otherwise service is stable and fast.

      July 1, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
  26. iFrog:

    there support is really bad!

    all my new orders are being mark as fraud
    even i am old client lol

    May 16, 2012 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
    • Oleh:

      As “old client” could you give some feedback on quality of services?
      I’d like to host clients. Can I shop here or shuld I better go to Hetzner directly?

      June 1, 2012 @ 6:29 am | Reply

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