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Yottabyte Networks - $6.95 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago

Updated November 2011: Yottabyte Networks website went to domain parking page on 14 October. Looks like someone did a runner. FAIL!

Yottabyte Networks Quick posts on some new providers who asked me to be featured (Note to the DDoS speculation thread — I rarely decline listing new providers even if they rank high on my Fail-O-Meter). Michael from Yottabyte Networks created a custom plan for the LowEndBox readers so it can be squeezed under the $7/month criteria. Here is the sign up link, which gives you a “Low End Box” plan at $6.95/month with

  • 256MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 256GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

That was disappointing actually, as I thought I would get at least Yottabyte on something. Servers with SingleHop in Chicago. Very simplistic website with no plan listing, no info on network/data center/testing IP, no info on virtualization and control panel used, no ToS/AUP can be found — even the one linked in checkout was bogus, no SSL on WHMCS, domain registered 2 weeks ago with privacy protection, name servers on the same box with no redundancy, etc. Even their emails to me were through WHMCS tickets (while I am not even a client!) so their IP addresses were conveniently masked.

I’ve added it to our trackers and might revisit it one day.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up LEA! :) The website’s template can be found on a free CSS/HTML template listing site, pretty much not awesome to have them not modify it at max to ensure that we can get all the information we need to know about their company / products.

    July 18, 2011 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  2. Looks like the site doesn’t even come up :(

    July 18, 2011 @ 4:47 am | Reply
  3. Hmm I wonder what there definition of Virtual Private Servers and Virtual Dedicated Servers is. I have always though they where the same…


    July 18, 2011 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
    • Well yes lol. Virtual dedicated is used as marketing in some way. Is just to emphasize that is more isolated, with less neighbors and more resources.

      July 18, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
    • Michael:


      Virtual Private Servers is based on OpenVZ.
      Virtual Dedicated Servers is based on Xen.

      That’s my definition of it.

      July 18, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
      • Daniel:

        Both are shared. There isnt much difference as both can be oversold easily.

        July 18, 2011 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
    • “Virtual” + “Dedicated” sounds oxymoron to me. VDS is more of a term invented by some Xen/VMWare providers to distinguish themselves from OpenVZ/Virtuozzo providers to justify higher price to unwashed masses.

      July 18, 2011 @ 10:58 pm | Reply
  4. I can see every email going through a ticketing system if they wanted to make sure that they kept a copy of everything.

    It would be an issue though of course if a provider made folks sign up for the ticketing system just to ask something like a pre sales question though.

    Maybe they’ve done government work in the past. :)

    July 18, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
  5. Ben:

    I think they resell from burst.net!

    July 24, 2011 @ 1:36 am | Reply

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