Anyone has instructions to setup one as vpn?
anyone using as DNS?
I'm looking to use this as a VPN as well and have tried a ton of different guides to get it installed with pptpd or openswan, all with no luck. I have PPP and Tun/Tap enabled from the control panel. Is there something else that needs to be enabled through a support ticket for VPN, or can someone point me to a guide or script that will work with this specific VPS? I don't have a preference on operating systems, but have been trying with ubuntu 12.04 x86_64. The ability to connect to the VPN with my iPhone while traveling is what I really need.
I haven't used OpenVPN for routing/bridging/traffic forwarding, but OpenVPN *does* work on my VPS with TUP enabled through the control panel (enabling reboots your server).
Depending on your purposes for OpenVPN, you may not need to bother with VPN. If you're looking to traffic forward so you can browse from open wifi... why not use something like:
ssh -D8008 -t example.com
Then you configure your machine to use your server (actually 127.0.0.1) as a SOCKS proxy and... done! Worked for me in just a couple minutes.
The DNS offerings are insufficient for me. DNS was showing slow performance from several countries, and the interface doesn't seem to support the "_" character needed in many configurations, including Google Apps and Amazon Web Services. That said, for $30/year I don't really care. I can use DNS elsewhere.
I posted earlier in this thread, and just wanted to update.
Speeds in Chicago are slower than Buffalo for me, but, much faster originally thought. I used only a couple of websites to test speeds, others are much faster, although not as fast as I would like, but very fair for the price.
Buffalo speed tests are much faster than I thought I would get... like 18M/s speeds (faster than 100mbit.)
My Chicago VPS had a couple of issues early on. My experience with support, thus far, has been stellar. Replies within minutes each and every time. In fact, I sent a ticket to billing at nearly 1am (I am a night bird sometimes) and received a reply within 15minutes!
It doesn't seem like a huge company as many of the people I have dealt with have been the same, but I prefer this as the support and responses are more personal.
I now have 3 VPS's with them. I also have many VPS's with other venders, and may consider switching some to urlhasbeenblocked (I like redundancy,) if the service and support stay consistent.
A few things I would like to see changed:
More than 1 IP address.
For most applications (SSL, DNS, and so on) more than 1 IP address is required.
A better deal on CPanel
Cpanel is a wonderful tool that allows for quicker changes (although you should be able to do most tasks command line, this makes it easier.) Although $15 isn't a bad deal, another low cost provider that I use, charges $10 for the license.
A bit more disk space.
Obviously for this price this is an insane deal, but maybe an option to get more than 50gb would be nice.
All in all, these are the cheapest VPS servers I have by far, and I haven't been disappointed yet. I have read good things about urlhasbeenblocked and bad, I am hoping to stay in the former category.
+1 for urlhasbeenblocked, I signed up with them yesterday, and support is really fast and on the dot. Sent in a total of 2 support tickets as I had some quick questions, and one of the ticket I sent in was at 4 AM in the morning (generally I'm @ the night to morning shift at work), got a reply in exactly 7 minutes.
I then sent in another one asking a quick question asking about additional IPs this afternoon, got a reply in 11 minutes. Not too shabby! And as for the VPS itself it has been nothing short of great so far. Heh, to be honest it has better disk and network performance compared to my Linode VPS I'm paying $80 per month for!
Hi, I've a similar DNS question, I am trying to point 2x domain's (e.g. coolstuff.com hotstuff.com) and all sub domains (except mail) of that domain to this vps server
In my registrar account (say goDaddy), for the @ record,
In the Chicago VPS management panel, for the host name entry do I put in the fully qualified domain name, i.e www.coolstuff.com or just coolstuff.com. Do, I need to do anything else here
back in my registrar account, what IP do I put in the @ record - do I put in the my VPS servers static IP address or, do I put in the ns1.urlhasbeenblocked.net nameserver
How will the Chicago DNS know the IP of my server I am asking because I thought the name server does this
Right, I understand what a VPS is, etc. I'm wondering what is the significance of the actual server name that I choose when signing up. It asks you the domain name (coolstuff.com), but then it asks you for a server name. That server name then shows up under your account. (chuk.coolstuff.com). What is the server name portion for?
I have created a new ticket again and emailed again, but my server is still offline ~4th week now!!! they need to prorate my account. I would like to cancel this account (and possibly start fresh open another one in LA or Buffalo).
The management panel has been very slow, any changes or web page refresh/'s take very long.
We offer refunds on a case by case basis. If we are at fault and you are not satisfied with our services, we have no problem in issueing a refund as long as its for a legitimate/genuine reason.
Sorry about any inconvenience this may have caused! This does not sound like us, and I would be happy to look into this for you personally.
What is your ticket ID? I am not seeing any server down tickets awaiting reply right now in our support queue.
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