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Last Edited by xmlguy May 3, 2013 at 09:13 PM
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Caution - Chicagp VPS kernels are very outdated by 3 yrs at least - it concerns you for 1) security 2) patches 3) speed 4) upgrade paths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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#271
Quote from zexze View Post :
anyone else getting server time out when logging in?

https://manage.chicagovps.net
This should work:
https://manage.chicagovps.net:5656/login.php
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Quote from urlhasbeenblocked-Kevin View Post :
How "little" are talking about here, a few kilobytes or megabytes? This should not be happening, are you sure your VPS is 100% offline and it says offline in SolusVM?

Please email support@urlhasbeenblocked.net or ticket support so a member of our technical support team can work with you to get to the bottom of this.

Thanks, have a good rest of your weekend!

- Kevin
Any chance this deal is ocming back?
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#273
Quote from crspyjohn View Post :
Any chance this deal is ocming back?
this $30 deal? It is still alive!
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#274
Quote from daniel32 View Post :
this $30 deal? It is still alive!
Oh thanks! Just ordered, couldn't get it to show up on my phone
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#275
did some search for urlhasbeenblocked , review and problems, it may help someone.

urlhasbeenblocked
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/sea...d=44605702

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/sho...?t=1083817
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#276
links are all dead. :-/
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#277
The promo code is still working. Just signed up for a Los Angeles VPS this morning and the VM was set up instantly.
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#278
Signed up for a Chicago server yesterday with the 30 promo - still worked. I'm not sure why some people are having bad experiences, but mine has been perfect. Within 10 minutes of ordering, my server was provisioned and I was able to connect. When I didn't like my OS choice, I redeployed a new OS in about 5 minutes as well. So far I'm very satisfied!
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Dead now? Looking for another VPS
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Quote from crspyjohn View Post :
Dead now? Looking for another VPS
Still working. I just got my Buffalo one on February 9. Loving the VPS so far.
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#281
just signed up for one now. still live!
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#282
does anyone know how to setup openvpn on centos 6.3
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#283
Quote from geomason View Post :
...It's like playing the lottery. Did you get your issues fixed? Then you are one of the winners. It's not fair that you taunt the losers, however, since they have subsidized your VPS.
This is definitely a case of "you get what you pay for". When it works, it works decently well. However:
  • Uplink speed is significantly constrained compared to another VPS I have in the same datacenter (spotvps)
  • Their "central backup" facility is buggy. I made a change to my VPS which I wanted to revert - so I told it to revert to a central backup image I had made previously. It turned out that despite their system reporting a successful backup, the backup image was incomplete so I had to re-install from scratch!
  • One day I found the VPS would not boot. It took about half a day after submitting a ticket before they fixed the problem so that the VPS could start again.

All that aside, you can't beat this price...just make sure you know what you are getting
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What happened to the other urlhasbeenblocked thread? It seems to have vanished.
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What happened to the other urlhasbeenblocked thread? It seems to have vanished.
I'm thinking its a database problem. I already PMed a mod about it.
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