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YDGH – $5 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 28, 2010 @ 6:09 am, by LowEndAdmin

YourDomainGoesHere YourDomainGoesHere (YDGH) has released some pretty competitive VPS packages. For $5/month you are getting the following OpenVZ virtual server

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1,000GB/month data transfer
  • 2 IP addresses
  • OpenVZ/vePortal

Yeah, before someone yells out Yet Another BurstNET reseller, apparently their servers are with colo4dallas in Dallas TX. You are also getting 30 days money back guarantee and 24x7x365 support as claimed in its company page. Well they might have some experience under their belt if the registrant of the domain was senior sales executive of CI Host, and Corey got a few good reviews on the net.

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35 Comments

  1. Got to say, i like the company name :)

    July 28, 2010 @ 6:24 am | Reply
  2. scyllar:

    I am sold now ;)

    July 28, 2010 @ 10:15 am | Reply
  3. scyllar:

    http://www.yourdomaingoeshere.com/tos.php
    [quote]If you cancel our services within 30 days, you will receive your full payment back minus set up fees.[/quote]
    But they did not say how much for the setup fees.

    Swap?
    on X Mbps port?

    July 28, 2010 @ 10:37 am | Reply
  4. InsDel:

    No swap; this is an OpenVZ VPS. No burst either, apparently.

    July 28, 2010 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  5. Quote Originally Posted by coreyman View Post
    We don’t install any control panels for you, but they don’t take much effort to install. We charge admin time for things like that, $50/hr

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1886296

    July 28, 2010 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
  6. @Karan — most providers listed here are unmanaged so I don’t see anything wrong with that.

    July 28, 2010 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
  7. vps:~# wget http://www.yourdomaingoeshere.com/100mb.zip
    --2010-07-29 17:49:44--  http://www.yourdomaingoeshere.com/100mb.zip
    Resolving www.yourdomaingoeshere.com... 64.87.52.19
    Connecting to www.yourdomaingoeshere.com|64.87.52.19|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104874307 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100mb.zip'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,874,307 2.46M/s   in 50s
    
    2010-07-29 17:50:35 (2.01 MB/s) - `100mb.zip' saved [104874307/104874307]
    
    vps:~# tracert yourdomaingoeshere.com
    traceroute to yourdomaingoeshere.com (64.87.52.19), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  cube.mydedi.net (78.46.60.136)  0.049 ms  0.024 ms  0.023 ms
     2  hos-tr4.juniper2.rz10.hetzner.de (213.239.227.225)  0.174 ms  0.185 ms  0.199 ms
     3  hos-bb1.juniper1.ffm.hetzner.de (213.239.240.224)  4.813 ms  4.834 ms  4.844 ms
     4  ams-ix.eu.iptransit.com (195.69.145.137)  12.410 ms  12.455 ms  12.502 ms
     5  te5-2.ny1.us.iptransit.com (204.26.60.198)  144.381 ms  144.445 ms  144.510 ms
     6  te4-1.dfw.us.iptransit.com (204.26.60.194)  144.419 ms  144.390 ms  144.427 ms
     7  204.26.63.166 (204.26.63.166)  137.824 ms  137.569 ms  137.545 ms
     8  edge1.colocateusa.net (207.210.234.18)  136.463 ms  137.065 ms  137.039 ms
     9  core2.colocateusa.net (208.75.180.68)  137.155 ms  136.904 ms  138.252 ms
    10  155.182.75.208.in-addr.arpa (208.75.182.155)  136.322 ms  135.828 ms  136.007 ms
    11  19.52.87.64.in-addr.arpa (64.87.52.19)  136.351 ms  136.310 ms *
    vps:~#
    

    Slow download speeds – May just be my VPS’s location though. (Hetzner – DE) A trace route shows they aren’t hosted in the Burst.net data centre – Or at least their main website isn’t.

    July 29, 2010 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
  8. The following clause is the most interesting:

    All sites are restricted to a usage of 30% over 60 seconds total load on our processers/memory/disk at any one time including disk space. Sites exceeding our load limit will be temporarily banned, notified, and given a chance to correct load issues.

    So they are not providing PRIVATE servers at all. I understand why proxy/vpn/irc are prohibited – they can be used for malicious activity. But processers/memory/disk??

    Looks like the main disadvantage of these cheap hostings are not overselling (my cpu tests at spacerich show that cpu is not loaded at all) but these strict AUPs.

    I understand the hostings though – they don’t want ‘noisy neighbors’ on their servers, and permit only those “1 visitor a month independent personal blogging”.

    July 29, 2010 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
  9. We don’t offer burst simply for the fact that you’re already getting a ton of ram for the price you pay, we could just as easily give you only 256MB and let you burst to 512, but I bet you would prefer the 512 guaranteed.

    We have basic-managed services, this does not include installing anything like “kloxo”. We have managed services for $50/mo if you would like to go that route.

    The OP of that post simply wants something for nothing which he will not find with us. We have to make money just like everyone else.

    July 29, 2010 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  10. Scyllar there are no set up fees, that is for our dedicated server offers in the future. Sorry for the confusion.

    July 29, 2010 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
  11. Jeez, here I am posting again, Your port is 100mbps.

    July 29, 2010 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  12. No Swap, No Burst all ram is guaranteed. Setup fees are not listed because VPS and Resellers do not have a setup fee. I will have someone add $0 setup to the vps and reseller page. That is in our TOS for Dedicated servers. If someone asks for a high end dedicated server, and then cancels within 30 days YES we are going to recoup some of our cost!

    We are not completely unmanaged, we do help with everything we can. At the same time though, at $5/mo … It is a little unrealistic to expect us to support everything! As long as there is not much in queue to be done, such as tickets, scheduled maintenance, flood of sales needing to be setup, ect… We will normally help out with anything we can!

    100Mbps+ connection fully burstable on ALL services unless specified on a custom plan (Such as a Dedicated server with 10Mbps Dedicated/UNMETERED)

    Do not hesitate to call and or email me directly with any questions or for more information!

    Wayne Rhoton
    903-474-1615 (Direct)
    877-934-4266 Ext 97

    July 29, 2010 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  13. Joe Merit:

    I got one of these.. the 512MB plan comes with 512MB of guaranteed ram and 0MB of burst.

    Seems like its really good so far.

    July 29, 2010 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
  14. I signed up today, and so far, I’m impressed. Ping times are low all across the U.S probably d/t the Dallas colo. No stability issues noted so far. No complaints here.

    Now I guess I’m just curious if they’ll maintain the same price and performance as user load increases. I sure hope so.

    Anywho, I’ll let y’all know if I have any issues.

    @YDGH-Wayne – Good luck w/ your start-up

    July 30, 2010 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  15. @Andy that is just to protect us in case someone wants to cause high server load and use so much I/O so that it affects other customers.

    July 30, 2010 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  16. TOS are for all customers in general. I do admit we need a more elaborate TOS. For now, it basically covers all services!

    As for the “1 visit a month” users … .. ROFL!!!!!!

    We have several servers, and we have the small low traffic sites, and we have customers actually using 80%~ of the resources they are paying for. VPS included.

    Basically….. Our policy is that if its legal and its not hurting anyone its probably ok…. Eventually, we will increase our TOS to be more inclusive and more precise. In the mean time, the fact that we value our reputation and want to grow a long term business should hopefully be enough! :)

    And thank you Daniel, Scyllar, LowEndAdmin, and Jack! :)

    August 1, 2010 @ 2:02 am | Reply
  17. @Jackk The speed bottleneck is probably due to your host. I logged in to my YDGH VPS and got 10-12M/s to Chicago (http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test) and 25 M/s downloading the YDGH test file.

    August 1, 2010 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  18. @Casey – Well as you can see from the download below my system is capable of 10MB/s+. I guess it’s due to different systems being on different networks.

    vps:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-08-01 20:01:03--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 9.87M/s   in 9.8s
    
    2010-08-01 20:01:13 (10.2 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    vps:~#
    

    On the same network at around the same time (one after the other) I get a slower speed whilst connecting to a different part of the world.

    vps:~# wget http://www.yourdomaingoeshere.com/100mb.zip
    --2010-08-01 20:03:14--  http://www.yourdomaingoeshere.com/100mb.zip
    Resolving www.yourdomaingoeshere.com... 64.87.52.19
    Connecting to www.yourdomaingoeshere.com|64.87.52.19|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104874307 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100mb.zip'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,874,307 2.32M/s   in 50s
    
    2010-08-01 20:04:05 (2.01 MB/s) - `100mb.zip' saved [104874307/104874307]
    
    vps:~#
    

    Jack xD

    August 1, 2010 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
  19. Think my comment just went into the spam bin – May be because I used some BB Code.

    August 1, 2010 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  20. InsDel:

    Speeds are good here from SingleHop @ Elk Grove Village:

    login as: root
    root@****'s password:
    This is ****, in Elk Grove Village, IL.
    256/384|25/250
    # wget http://www.yourdomaingoeshere.com/100mb.zip
    --2010-08-01 22:08:23--  http://www.yourdomaingoeshere.com/100mb.zip
    Resolving www.yourdomaingoeshere.com... 64.87.52.19
    Connecting to www.yourdomaingoeshere.com|64.87.52.19|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104874307 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100mb.zip'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,874,307 8.06M/s   in 13s
    
    2010-08-01 22:08:37 (7.55 MB/s) - `100mb.zip' saved [104874307/104874307]

    @YDGH: Does ‘we reserve the right… to filter services such as IRC’ preclude legitimate use of IRC, i.e. private bouncers, small (<10 users simultaneous, usually) servers?

    August 2, 2010 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  21. @InsDel

    Thank you, and Yes we allow legitimate use of IRC.

    What matters is the way a company does business, because ANY successful web hosting business I am aware of, has a relatively inclusive TOS!

    We try to be very reasonable and understanding of all customers. If what you are doing is legal, and it is not harmful to anyone, we pretty much are probably not going to interfere!

    August 2, 2010 @ 3:18 am | Reply
  22. Jason C Briggs:

    YDGH-Corey wrote:

    Jeez, here I am posting again, Your port is 100mbps.

    ————

    I was quite considering this offer until I read this post which makes me really question the level of professionalism involved in this operation.

    August 6, 2010 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  23. I apologize Jason, I did not see this post.

    Corey is a “techie” he is learning what customer service is! lol

    Corey has not made a rude post since this date, that I am aware of. And if he has I am pretty sure its been corrected!

    If ANYONE at YDGH is ever rude, let me know personally and I assure you it will be fixed! We are people, and I myself have gotten defensive and found myself being a little short with a customer before… But I will fix it and realize my mistake and correct it!

    There are several of us here to provide you support, and we will make mistakes. Bottom line, I assure you we WILL do our best to give you the best service we can. We are VERY PASSIONATE about YDGH and even if we mess up, we will fix it the best we can!

    August 16, 2010 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  24. Defoe:

    My vps is down for 12 hours and counting…

    October 17, 2010 @ 10:15 am | Reply
    • @Defoe, which node are your VPS provisioned to? Mine are ok. Pray pray pray :)

      October 17, 2010 @ 11:20 am | Reply
      • Defoe:

        s5, they said their server crashed, takes time to recover 3TB of data.

        October 17, 2010 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
        • @Defoe, sorry to hear. Just need patient for them to fix it. Your data critical with them?

          October 17, 2010 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
        • Dang, that’s a lot of porn. :)

          October 17, 2010 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  25. Damien:

    My VPS has been down since the 17th. I opened an urgent support ticket and haven’t even received a reply yet…very much regretting my choice of ydhg.

    October 19, 2010 @ 6:17 pm | Reply
    • YDGH-Corey:

      Everyone has received a reply and been set up on a new server as of the 28th, not by our choice… as the colo provider we were with took their time getting the new server up and running – as well as other simple tasks. Noone will understand – but we can all agree it is unacceptable.

      November 11, 2010 @ 2:29 am | Reply
  26. Hi guys whats your opinion about this provider so far? can you provide me please an Ip to perform tests?

    thx

    January 19, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  27. so does any1 recomend to buy from this site?

    March 11, 2011 @ 6:03 am | Reply
    • Damien:

      No – look above for plenty of reasons to not use YDGH.

      March 15, 2011 @ 2:54 am | Reply
      • I fail to see the reasons? It took time to recover the 3TB of data on the slow disks we had back then. We were using software raid and 30MB/s disks… we have spent thousands of dollars upgrading servers and have increased I/O to around 90MB/s and use hardware raid now.

        July 4, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
  28. Cirium:

    I’m impressed. Just signed up for one last night. Its pretty good. One of the most stable OpenVZ’s I think I have ever seen.
    Not to mention that packet loss is extremely low. From countries all around the world.

    Currently using it for a couple game servers.

    July 17, 2012 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

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