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YourVZ – $22.50/Year 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Scranton

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 15, 2011 @ 1:23 pm, by LowEndAdmin

YourVZ No, South Africa did not win the Rugby World Cup, but last week Justin from YourVZ still sent me their November LowEndBox special. You still get the same 10% off recurring discount from their Silver plans when you pay annually and use coupon code LEBNOV. You can get “Silver 128” for $13.50/Year just like the last offer, or one step up “Silver 256” for $22.50/Year. Here’s ordering link, and you get

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer on 1Gbps
  • 1x vCPU core
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Or “Silver 384” for $31.50/Year with 384MB/768MB memory, 20GB storage and 400GB/month data. PayPal only. Terms of Services and Acceptable Usage Policy forbids IRC clients/servers, no adult/porn sites and a long list of “thou shalt not” — check them out and make sure you can comply. Servers with HostNOC/BurstNET in Scranton PA (test IP: 184.22.204.211). Domain created in July this year, and Justin is based in Johannesburg in South Africa.

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26 Comments

  1. I’m looking to acquire a handful of LEBs from providers – almost as low spec as possible (128Mb, but could do 64 or 96).

    As such, this yearly offer is quite appealing (just picked up one from QuickWeb) – can anyone attest to the reliability of YourVZ?

    November 15, 2011 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
    • Dan:

      I’ve been on the Silver 256 package for more than a month now.

      Stats from Pingdom:

      Uptime: 99.96% Downtime: 23m 15s
      The average downtime length is 2m 6s
      Number of downtimes: 11
      The longest downtime was 7m 4s on 10/19/2011 1:39:42AM and the shortest was 1m on 10/17/2011 4:26:42PM

      Disk I/O:

      # dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test bs=16k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 11.2917 s, 23.8 MB/s

      That is actually the slowest speed I got. I kept testing but it only got faster (60MB/s after 6 tries). 20-30MB/s is probably the normal.

      Download speed:

      # wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-11-17 08:31:49--  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 14.8M/s   in 5.6s
      
      2011-11-17 08:31:54 (17.9 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

      CPU:

      # cat /proc/cpuinfo
      processor       : 0
      vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
      cpu family      : 6
      model           : 23
      model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
      stepping        : 6
      cpu MHz         : 1000.106
      cache size      : 4096 KB
      physical id     : 0
      siblings        : 2
      core id         : 0
      cpu cores       : 2
      apicid          : 0
      fpu             : yes
      fpu_exception   : yes
      cpuid level     : 10
      wp              : yes
      flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 lahf_lm
      bogomips        : 4655.04
      clflush size    : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:
      November 17, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
      • Dan:

        Woops. More standard disk I/O test:

        # dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 30.2935 s, 35.4 MB/s
        November 17, 2011 @ 6:37 am | Reply
        • Thanks for that.
          The reason you see the storage get faster is because the ZFS storage is quite adaptive so the more of the same task you perform the faster it will get.
          On reads you will see a much bigger increase over time as the RAM and SSD cache adapts to most frequent reads, very good for hosting IMO.

          Are you happy with your Silver256?

          November 17, 2011 @ 7:56 am | Reply
        • Dan:

          Yeah, pretty happy. I don’t have much use for it yet but at least it’s been a lot more reliable than some others…

          I thought it was probably something about the ZFS storage you (don’t?) tout so much.

          I do wish it was a little less restrictive though, like the LEB post says. But good on you for laying out exactly what you don’t want on your servers.

          November 17, 2011 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
        • It is tight but for good reason.

          I have not had to enforce it as yet but I,m covering mine and yours if for some reason it may be needed.

          All legit clients will be happy I think?

          November 17, 2011 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  2. Petar:

    I’m curious about the “quick backup” and “central backup” – which one of them (if any) will allow me to backup my entire vps to an .iso image and restore from that .iso in case of some sort of failure (hacking and stuff)?

    November 15, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
    • Hi Petar
      Quick backups are stored on your vps so you can download it.
      Central backups are stored on a backup server and is the easiest to restore.
      Your storage gets snapshotted every 24 hours as well.
      Regards
      Justin

      November 15, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
    • *.tgz – No ISO would be generated with either method. As far as I know all OpenVZ backups are just backups of the private & root directories.

      Both backup features are partially broken in SolusVM, but quick backup would be an backup located on the host node which you could quickly revert to if you corrupted your VPS for example. Central Backup should provide a remote backup solution for the hosts. Either way I don’t think you have automated access to these backups with both methods.

      November 15, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  3. Anybody having experience with them?

    November 18, 2011 @ 5:32 am | Reply
  4. Puffy:

    Does they provide trial? even 1-2 days (or hours) is enough.
    Wanted to check their speed/latency over AsiaPac (esp China, Taiwan, HK)

    November 26, 2011 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
  5. As LEA is on holiday I am adding December’s promo to this post.

    LEBDEC is the promo code and gives you 12% recurring discount on Silver 256/384/512 monthly and annually.

    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Thank you all for the support the last couple of months and complements of the season to all.

    Regards
    Justin

    December 14, 2011 @ 11:30 am | Reply
  6. David:

    Hey Justin,

    I was pointed towards you for starting my newest minecraft server. I just wanted
    To know relatively how fast the 1GB server is and what will cause it to lag Minecraft wise. Thanks.

    December 15, 2011 @ 2:53 am | Reply
    • Hi David
      Sorry, do you have a 1GB server and it’s lagging or are you looking to get one?

      Regards
      Justin

      December 15, 2011 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
      • David:

        Hello- I am looking at getting one. I was advised to check with you about connections and speed mainly in Canada,USA, and UK. I hope to be upgrading to your servers in January.

        December 15, 2011 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
        • Hi David
          Connection speed to the UK I’m not sure about as I don’t have the ability to test it but think US and CAN should be fine.
          If you like we could do a test box to see how it runs?
          Do you have a pre-conf vz template that cold be uploaded for testing?
          I’m sure I will be able to cater for your needs, just need to have a sit down and look at what your needs are and work from there.
          If you don’t mind please register on the site and log a ticket with a ref. to this thread and we can start looking at it.

          Regards
          Justin

          December 15, 2011 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
  7. David:

    Okay I will log a ticket shortly (within an hour). I hope to coordinate a good system with you.

    December 15, 2011 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
  8. William:

    I’m interested. Do you guys have an SLA? Also, what do you mean when you say that Silver has “low” CPU and I/O priority?

    December 16, 2011 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
    • Hi

      Sorry no SLA on LEB’s
      As we offer tree levels of servers, Platinum and Gold servers have a higher priority on resources.
      Basically a Silver server carries a weight of 1, and Gold 2 and a Platinum 3 so if they are competing for resources the Platinum will come first then the Gold then the Silver.
      Regards
      Justin

      December 16, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
      • William:

        I’m just curious as to what would happen to Silver plan customers should resources suddenly become scarce. Hopefully, you wouldn’t shut anything down or terminate anyone’s service should push come to shove. This is of concern to me since I prefer to pay yearly.

        Otherwise, you guys seem to provide one of the best deals for 256 and 512 mb boxes out there, considering the positive feedback and the price…

        Thank you!

        December 17, 2011 @ 12:18 am | Reply
        • Hi William

          Gold and Platinum boxes are limited per node so that the there is a clear advantage to going with them but they are not able to starve others from resources.

          Regards
          Justin

          December 17, 2011 @ 5:17 am | Reply
  9. Will:

    Hi there. I have a couple of questions.

    Would I be able to setup OpenVPN on my slice? Would this be against your TOS?

    Would I be able to get an additional IP address as well?

    December 31, 2011 @ 3:20 am | Reply
    • Hi Will

      Openvpn is ok.
      Silver plans are limited to one IP but Gold and Platinum can have more.

      Regards
      Justin

      January 1, 2012 @ 10:30 am | Reply
  10. Attention:

    From the email I just received:

    Hi

    I am sorry to inform you that the IP range that we are using is beeing revoked by the upstream provider due to exessive abuse by the users.
    YourVZ.com will be deadpool in 24 hours as the ip network is being terminated.
    Please make backups of your servers to prevent data lose.

    Regards
    Justin

    September 25, 2012 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
    • Update:

      From the new email:

      Hi $client_name}

      There is a host that is interested in taking over YourVZ.com.

      It sounds like it may take about a week or two to get the transfer done, in the meantime I will ask the Data Centre if they could keep the ip block up for this to happen.

      Regards
      Justin

      ——————————
      Looks like there is hope, I am curious about who the interested party is, thankful that I’ve got a 24h notice to backup my data but upset how “excessive abuse by the users” actually was just and excuse for “we’re bankrupt”.

      September 26, 2012 @ 8:23 am | Reply
  11. Gone!:

    From the new email:

    Hi ****

    The Data Centre sent mail late last night giving a 24 hour extention to allow everybody to get backups done.
    So by end of day 27 September the ip’s will become unavailable.

    Regards
    Justin

    ———————
    I can confirm my VPS is no longer accessible.

    September 28, 2012 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

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