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UPDATE! As of 12/30 it appears urlhasbeenblocked has released stock in all locations and at the moment, I have tested the promo code and confirmed that the promo code works on all locations.

Caution - Chicagp VPS kernels are very outdated by 3 yrs at least - it concerns you for 1) security 2) patches 3) speed 4) upgrade paths

if you run a >uname - a command you will see their kernel is 3 yrs old without the latest security updates Kernel version# 2.6.32-042stab061 , this is an issue because your VPS shares the same host kernel which will prevent upgrades. It will fail some of the upgrades [askubuntu.com]


urlhasbeenblocked appears to offer free backups:

We support a central backup system. Everyone gets 1 free central backup to store a copy of their VPS at the time of creation.
Each additional backup is $5 per month. Please open a support ticket for additional backup's.
Backup's are provided as-is and are not gaurenteed.




$40/year with promo code "STEALOFADEAL"

Link to *special* $40 per year packages


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The welcome email provides the IP address of your new VPS..
then you can do
ssh root@[new VPS ip from welcome email]
use the password set when configuring VPS

when configuring my vps I used the hostname and domain I will use when I finish building my server.
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In case anyone else wants to upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04LTS on chicago vps, here is how I did it (64 bit). Everything seems to be working fine, so far

Code:
#update and install update-manager-core
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
apt-get install update-manager-core
#install recompiled libc
mkdir updateOpenVZ
cd updateOpenVZ
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc6-dbg_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc6-dev_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc6-i386_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc6-pic_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc6-prof_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc-bin_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/~izx/+archive/ovz-libc/+files/libc-dev-bin_2.15-0ubuntu10%2Bopenvz0~oneiric_amd64.deb
dpkg -i *

#change to precise repositories to fix broken dependencies
#to do this, change you /etc/apt/sources.list file to have the following 4 lines (you can use the command "nano /etc/apt/sources.list")
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main restricted universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-updates main restricted universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

apt-get update && apt-get -f install
do-release-upgrade
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EDIT* I found some options to CPanel - Please feel free to add, (optional any help inst- would be greatly appreciated.)
DirectAdmin
Webmin
Plesk - not free
ohh boy, what did I get myself into - help for novices like me [stevenkohlmeyer.com]
similar question [webhostingtalk.com], but not clear answers here

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In case anyone else is real noobish with VPS like I am, here's a real quick guide on how I setup my server:

If you're using Windows on your desktop, download Putty so you can SSH into your server:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk...ham/putty/

You'll use the IP address in your account and the root login you defined when you purchased the VPS.


Then follow this guide to upgrade Ubuntu to 12.04 LTS through SSH:
http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-...-server-p2

For the most part, the guide follows 1-to-1 with the install. During the install, I had to tell it multiple times (like, 20) to follow the default action and leave some files. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it.


Then follow this guide to install the cPanel alternative, Virtualmin:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1197883

Most of the guide you can skip. There's no need to edit your fqdn, IP address, or host name. On mine, this was all set when the OS was first installed. AppArmor wasn't installed by default, so I didn't have to remove it. So really, you can start on the following line:

"We are now going to download the free open source Virtualmin installation script."

After that, it's like 3 lines of code and you're installing like a boss!
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In the middle of this blog post is what you need: http://vjetnamnet.com/how-to-inst...-centos-6/
Look for the section with "Now we’re enabling ip forward and create NAT iptables rules so we can access the internet with OPENVPN server"

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Here is what I found on installing a GUI on the VPS server, it seems like the desktop GUI can be installed, I am noobie as well bounce

Install A GUI linky [webhostingneeds.com]
#Install GUI on Ubuntu VPS
#After u get new ubuntu vps, first run apt-get update

Code:
apt-get update

#Now install desktop, vps images won't have this by default

apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

#Configure the Gnome Desktop Manager and XServer

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

#Install VNC software

sudo apt-get install vnc4server


#Start VNC server

vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -pixelformat rgb565

#Now you will be able to connect to ubuntu VPS with VNC.

#On ubuntu, it won't start "vncconfig" on booting. You need to run "vncconfig" to share clip board between vnc.

vncconfig


#On Ubuntu 10.04, i get a terminal window on login. You can start gui application from this window. It use less CPU. If you need genome desktop, edit file

vi /root/.vnc/xstartup

Find

x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
x-window-manager &

Replace with

xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
gnome-session &

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#31
Still alive - placed an order on the Chicago server at 11/26 1:45am EST. I've always used Xen for my VPS needs, so I'm hesitant to go with OpenVZ, but for $30, I'll take my chances. I just hope the servers are not ridiculously oversubscribed.
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Still alive - placed an order on the Chicago server at 11/26 1:45am EST. I've always used Xen for my VPS needs, so I'm hesitant to go with OpenVZ, but for $30, I'll take my chances. I just hope the servers are not ridiculously oversubscribed.
Yeah - I see guaranteed amounts of RAM, storage, etc, but notice they don't mention how much CPU you get. It's only $30, but to me, this is like buying a laptop without knowing which CPU it has.
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did you see my second post


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=55297836&postcount=4

the VPS I purchased from this deal gave me4 cores from a Xeon X3450 processor @ 2.67GHz
Yes, I did see that, but it doesn't tell me very much. What share of the CPU do you get? It could be .1GHz or .33GHz. In fact, that isn't atypical (WireNine's cheapest VPS - $25/month - gives you .33GHz, for example).
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Is there a way to get this without getting a host name? just accessing with a bare IP address?
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These guys recently got hacked and lost all their customers' data including mine. Luckily I had my own backup but I'd hate to have all any customers' personal data on there.
I was just about to say this was a good offer until I read this ... I guess you get what you pay for with $30 / year. There's more web hosting deals on Slickdeals just search Smilie
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The welcome email provides the IP address of your new VPS..


then you can do


ssh root@[new VPS ip from welcome email]


use the password set when configuring VPS


when configuring my vps I used the hostname and domain I will use when I finish building my server.
I mean when purchasing the vps, is it possible not to purchase/transfer a domain name?
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I mean when purchasing the vps, is it possible not to purchase/transfer a domain name?
Usually you can put any domain in the " Use my own", I think usually the domain(unless you purchase or transfer" is used as a identifier in billing.

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I will try to run a benchmarkWink
Doesn't show the share though. So you could get awesome results now, but maybe only because no one else is using their share. What the other poster is trying to figure out is, how much cpu at once are you promised. If everyone is running a high cpu applications, who gets what? Say it's a 16GB server, at 2GB per user (assuming he/she doesn't oversell) you have 8 people sharing 16 cores. Now is it 4 cores dedicated to each user?, etc etc.
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it is NOT dead... did you try the coupon?


I was able to apply the coupon to the LA location..
I've been trying to use it since yesterday (using Chrome). Keeps saying that nothing in the cart applies to the code.

EDIT: figured it out, you have to choose 12months of service (full year)
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The links in the first post are incorrect because they will add a Xen virtual machine to your cart and those are not on the deal. It has to be OpenVZ. Instead go to the lowendbox link and use their links to for the deal. Note that OpenVZ VM's are less secure than Xen as far as VM separation on the host goes.

I got one to play with but honestly I'm not sure I would trust these guys. The default Debian install has all kinds of crazy stuff installed that you should never install by default because of security risks (samba, xinetd, bind, etc). I mean you can install that stuff yourself if you know what you are doing but it should never be in a default install.

OK, this one is just personal opinion but the default filesystem is farking reiserfs which is what unskilled admins that think they're some kind of awesome hacker use (versus XFS, ext, or some other stable and reliable fs).

Plus they got hacked. According to them it was a brute force. Whatever the reason they either had a security hole or weak primary admin password.

They seem to lack skill all the way around, hence my lack of trust. It's too bad because I get a really good ping to my core backend business systems from these guys but I just can't see trusting them with something like that. Probably a wasted $30.
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looks good. got mine for OpenVPN and SFTP use.
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