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YourDomainGoesHere – $5 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 6, 2011 @ 12:18 pm, by LowEndAdmin

YourDomainGoesHere Corey from Your Domain Goes Here (YDGH) contacted me regarding to their 10% off first month special as posted on WHT. WHT10 gives you 10% off discount on first month’s invoice. They are pretty much running the same VPS plan since almost a year ago. $5/month for “VPS1”. While they haven’t bothered to update their hosting plan over the last year, they haven’t expired their 10% off recurring discount either, exclusive to LowEndBox. So, forget about WHT10. Use LEB10 to bring the price down to $4.50/month. Okay. That promo code is not working anymore. Same spec:

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • 2 IP addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

There does not appear to have any “burstable memory”. Servers in Dallas TX with Colo4Dallas (test IP: 64.87.60.2). Wayne, Katrenia and Corey have provided some pretty good support over there, although it has not been all smooth sailing as they had some hardware issue back in April (start reading from here). Domain has been registered since 2009. Both NS are (still) pointing to the same box. Ran by Wayne and Corey who both are based in Texas working in an electricity procurement company.

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53 Comments

  1. I love the domain of this provider, It made me laught a lot, lol

    July 6, 2011 @ 12:38 pm | Reply
  2. Interisting to order again, in the previous time I used get problem with vps often down, is it more better now ?

    July 6, 2011 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  3. About this sentence – Ran by Wayne and Corey who both are based in Texas working in an electricity procurement company.

    Neither of us work for that company anymore. We are both available 24/7 for YDGH now.

    Use LEB10 to bring the price down to $4.50/month.

    I have expired this promotion now as we no longer wish to offer this price. Please use code WHT10 to receive 10% off the first month.

    July 6, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  4. Also – Burstable Memory is set to the same as guaranteed.

    July 6, 2011 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
    • We just added in burst ram to our packages and have already had one complaint. We do not have a problem with you using burst ram!

      July 8, 2011 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  5. Kev:

    Just signed up, little disappointed that OS can’t be chosen during the order process(noting a quick reinstall couldn’t solve). So far so good :)

    July 6, 2011 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  6. blacky:

    LEB10 code has expired, WHT10 is working.

    July 6, 2011 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
    • Right as I said above – I expired the LEB10 promotion as we no longer wish to offer this price – please use code WHT10 to receive 10% off the first month!

      July 6, 2011 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
  7. Kacper:

    I have YDGH for a few months now.
    Pros: Works. Cheap. Friendly staff, usually respond pretty quickly. Pretty fast.

    [kacper@liukang ~]$ dd bs=1M count=16 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
    16+0 records in
    16+0 records out
    16777216 bytes (17 MB) copied, 0.175276 seconds, 95.7 MB/s
    [kacper@liukang ~]$ wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-07-07 01:25:11--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 11.0M/s   in 9.5s    
    
    2011-07-07 01:25:21 (10.5 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    

    Cons: Initially there were some problems, now it seems it’s been OK. I have had my drive wiped clean twice. No backups. Uptime is usually two weeks, sometimes less. Server reboots itself automatically, I don’t know why (security updates?).
    There was a forum on ydgh for support but has been closed or moved, there’s no visible link to get community support.

    tl;dr – Seems to be fine now, have had some (big) problems in the past.

    July 6, 2011 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
    • Hey we removed the forums some time ago because there wasn’t enough community involvement. We are thinking about implementing an IRC channel as community support.

      When your drive was wiped clean that was when we were facing the unfortunate failure of software raid. We have since spent thousands of dollars upgrading all servers to hardware raid.

      July 6, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
      • Kacper:

        Like I said, there were some problems but it’s running fine for quite some time now. Hopefully you guys are here to stay and learned from your mistakes. I have all my files in git backups so I was not affected by data loss when drive failed, redoing system configuration was a PITA.

        I think forum makes more sense than IRC, so some things can be a sticky posts for common problems. I say get both.

        July 6, 2011 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
        • Well we could also have a page on our site that logs all of the IRC chat and we could extract important things and post them as a FAQ on the IRC page.

          July 6, 2011 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
  8. I noticed that Corey followed up in that thread that you pointed out, LEA.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showpost.php?p=7552689&postcount=28

    While I’m glad that he did, his response seems a bit “Deny everything”-ish to me.

    July 6, 2011 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
    • /quotefromthatpost I don’t understand how this makes us shady? Looks like it makes us honest. We had a lot of trouble with servers on software raid and have since replaced them all with hardware raid and raptors greatly increasing I/O and uptime.

      doesnt seem deny everything ish – just the parts that are wrong.

      July 6, 2011 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  9. We have not placed hardly any ads since our failure last year that was caused primarily by software raid.. We have spent the time since then making changes and improving our company in several ways. Some things we have yet to implement!

    We appreciate everyone that has been with us through our good and our rough times.. We guarantee that we will continue to get better!

    July 7, 2011 @ 3:56 am | Reply
  10. I remember ordering with these guys a few months back – They were very kind and went well out of their way to help me. Helping me with software installs which isn’t included in price :)

    July 8, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  11. Thank you Ixape, everyone please understand we do not always support any 3rd partu software. We will however alwaya help when we can! I jist dont want an nyone getting mad and flaming us because you read on here! We often will not support 3rd party software but as with most human intetaction.. Nice and friendly customers motivate us to go above and beyond ;)

    July 8, 2011 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
  12. Posting from phone exxuse.the typos!

    July 8, 2011 @ 10:51 pm | Reply
  13. Kjet:

    I will be happy to purchase several vps from you. If you offer own rWHOIS with your IP. Because I dont show my clients your domain name on the rWHOIS with every IPs. If needed I can purchase /30 or, /29 IP block if you offer.

    %rwhois V-1.0,V-1.5:00090h:00 rwhois.colocateusa.net (Ubersmith RWhois Server V-2.0.0)
    autharea=64.87.32.0/19
    xautharea=64.87.32.0/19
    network:Class-Name:network
    network:Auth-Area:64.87.32.0/19
    network:ID:NET-658.64.87.52.16/28
    network:Network-Name:Default Allocation
    network:IP-Network:64.87.52.16/28
    network:IP-Network-Block:64.87.52.16 - 64.87.52.31
    network:Org-Name:yourdomaingoeshere.com
    network:Street-Address:
    network:City:Tyler
    network:State:TX
    network:Postal-Code:
    network:Country-Code:US
    
    **** network:Org-Name:yourdomaingoeshere.com ****
    
    July 9, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply
    • How many data centers offer this kind of service?

      July 9, 2011 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
      • Kjet:

        Chicagovps, Hostdime/VPSLatch, Virpus, VPSColo, SolarVPS etc this kind of service if you are not sleeping :D

        July 9, 2011 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
        • It has nothing to do with sleeping – our provider is not going to allow it. I apologize in advance and wish you luck in your vps search.

          July 9, 2011 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
  14. hexel:

    Do you accept torrents on the VPS server ?

    July 10, 2011 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  15. Craig:

    your TOS page is in ssl, that’s not cool

    July 10, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
  16. Jhon H:

    The site down?? yourdomaingoeshere.com

    open very very slowly!! YDGH like women Menstrual, some time site down, some time slowly in one month, that’s my one year exp.

    July 11, 2011 @ 1:36 am | Reply
    • Our site is not down and we are not aware of it opening very slowly?

      If you live somewhere in china ‘sometimes’ we have reports of packet loss over there but our provider never has a clear answer as to why.

      July 11, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
      • circus:

        hahaha.. “like women Menstrual” I think I’m going to borrow this phrase.

        July 11, 2011 @ 3:18 am | Reply
    • What kinf of comment was this? pfff ¬_¬

      July 11, 2011 @ 2:26 am | Reply
      • It was an honest comment – are you just a LEB troll? I put ‘sometimes’ in quotes because it is very rarely and I honestly think it is their internet service provider (I don’t know they never post tracerts after asking) hinting at why our provider never has a clear answer.

        July 11, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
        • – and i stated this because he doesn’t seem to speak english very well, and if he lives in china and it having this problem I was very anxious to get to the bottom of it.

          July 11, 2011 @ 2:49 am | Reply
        • WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA I am a freaking troll! LOL no, sorry, I mean the comment of “Jhon H”, menstrual? wtf (My comment is one level down of his comment)

          July 11, 2011 @ 2:57 am | Reply
      • I’m sorry them yomero I thought you were trolling on me :)

        Sometimes the comment system here can be confusing!

        July 11, 2011 @ 3:32 am | Reply
  17. Jhon what is your domain or ip with us? Our site is perfectly fine right now.

    July 11, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
  18. I’m sorry them yomero I thought you were trolling on me :)

    Sometimes the comment system here can be confusing!

    July 11, 2011 @ 3:31 am | Reply
  19. Corey’s a troll ;)

    July 11, 2011 @ 7:19 am | Reply
  20. I think the site is going through some problems, site itself is down and my website is too (node S11). Hopefully they’ll fix it soon. 10:29PM CST 7/11/2011

    July 12, 2011 @ 3:30 am | Reply
  21. Website goes to “Address Curb Painting”?

    July 28, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
    • LOL

      “I also painted address numbers on curbs and driveways while I started a VPS Virtual Private Server Web Hosting business.”

      It seems just a misconfiguration error.

      July 28, 2011 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
    • WHOIS -> Wayne. What a brilliant business idea! Should have done that instead of gluing to my computers everyday :P

      July 28, 2011 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
    • Yes we moved our site and reseller customers to a new provider as our current one decided to double the prices on us. Will be moving vps customers very soon.

      July 31, 2011 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
  22. yeah, Address Curb Painting was another business I did prior to YDGH and in the early stages of building YDGH with Corey.

    ;)

    Its an awesome business but to much physical labor in the hot sun to be long term imo.

    July 31, 2011 @ 11:14 pm | Reply
  23. UPDATE: As many already know, ColocateUSA roughly doubled our monthly cost and charged us some unfounded overages because we didnt want to pay the new increased monthly price……. So we have paid our final bill with ColocateUSA and are moving to new Data Centers… Our new data centers are Continuum and Quadranet (Chicago and California)

    Resellers should point their domains to 184.154.126.163 and VPS’s should open support tickets for you new IP addresses which will be given out soon as the equipment arrives at the new data centers.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, and we have emailed everyone already. I just want to make sure everyone is aware of the situation.

    Prices will stay the same. Now that we are finally out of ColocateUSA… We will be investing heavily into growing again!

    Our new growth plan will involve multiple new data centers in different states to spread out our risks and offer more locations for your convenience. Our next server will hopefully be in Dallas again this time with a different provider.

    August 2, 2011 @ 7:14 am | Reply
  24. Matthias Zeitler:

    We had a very bad experience with this provider. I would not recommend to use them.

    The supplier canceled our VPS after a while without prior notice due to high load and deleted all data. Of course they still took our payments and refused to refund anything.

    I am not sure if this is fraudulent or just negligent, but for production data this is really unacceptable.

    April 7, 2012 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  25. Cirium:

    I highly recommend them.
    The servers are stable and I love the uptime so far.

    July 18, 2012 @ 2:21 am | Reply

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