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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Caution - Chicagp VPS kernels are very outdated by 3 yrs at least - it concerns you for 1) security 2) patches 3) speed 4) upgrade paths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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#241
Quote from Dfinding View Post :
How come my Bandwidth Usage is still going up (very little) over time even I shut the VPS down?
Thanks!
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
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#242
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
I shut it down last night to test it. It is around 1MB per hour.
The status is offline in the VPS Control Pannel. Is the status, e.g. BW Usage, live? Does it have delay?
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#243
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
Kevin can you tell us what happens when you exceed your monthly bandwidth limit? Is the account suspended or throttled? Do you get hit with fees?
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#244
Damn 30 a year. Never had tried one of these, would have been great to play around with and learn for that money.

Let get this again for new years Wink
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#245
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Damn 30 a year. Never had tried one of these, would have been great to play around with and learn for that money.

Let get this again for new years Wink
I believe Buffalo deals are still available. Definitely been awesome for me Smilie and I've been using it to learn a few things that I can't use production or personal servers for.

wget at 20MB/s sure makes a difference!
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I believe Buffalo deals are still available. Definitely been awesome for me Smilie and I've been using it to learn a few things that I can't use production or personal servers for.

wget at 20MB/s sure makes a difference!

Thank Kickstand, was able to order at Buffalo. Works for me since Im in Jersey.

Just to double check the 2tb is on a monthly or yearly basis? Not that I plan on taxing that at this point but the 2tb seems high for a month and low for a year for this price.
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#247
Awesome! It's monthly... seems about right for me for the VPS specs. What really amazes me is the RAM... it's easy to oversubscribe everything else, but when customers don't have enough memory somebody usually notices Smilie

I don't see how they can possibly afford this without massive oversubscribing, but everything has worked quite well so far.
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#248
Quote from satanslover View Post :
Kevin can you tell us what happens when you exceed your monthly bandwidth limit? Is the account suspended or throttled? Do you get hit with fees?
Your VPS will simply be suspended automatically to prevent overage fees, you will also be sent a notification when you are approaching near your bandwidth quota for the month.

We also sell additional bandwidth which may be purchased at anytime should you ever need it.

Quote from Kilya View Post :
Damn 30 a year. Never had tried one of these, would have been great to play around with and learn for that money.

Let get this again for new years Wink
Quote from Kickstand View Post :
I believe Buffalo deals are still available. Definitely been awesome for me Smilie and I've been using it to learn a few things that I can't use production or personal servers for.

wget at 20MB/s sure makes a difference!
The offer is still available in Buffalo!

Quote from Kilya View Post :
Thank Kickstand, was able to order at Buffalo. Works for me since Im in Jersey.

Just to double check the 2tb is on a monthly or yearly basis? Not that I plan on taxing that at this point but the 2tb seems high for a month and low for a year for this price.
Monthly

Quote from Kickstand View Post :
Awesome! It's monthly... seems about right for me for the VPS specs. What really amazes me is the RAM... it's easy to oversubscribe everything else, but when customers don't have enough memory somebody usually notices Smilie

I don't see how they can possibly afford this without massive oversubscribing, but everything has worked quite well so far.
Glad to hear everything is working well for you.

We have a direct relationship with our partners and upstream providers, and buy hardware in bulk. Thanks to our healthy relationship and long-term commitments, we are able to negotiate excellent deals with our vendors that other VPS companies don't receive, this allows us to pass the savings down to YOU the customer, allowing us to provide unsurpassed service at unmatched prices.

I hope everyone here had a fantastic Christmas!

Thanks,

Kevin
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#249
We received over a dozen emails over the past several days of people asking if this offer is still available. Originally we were going to expire this offer by now, however because of the New Year we are going to extend this offer. As a New Year promotion, this $30/year 2GB RAM offer is now available in ALL 3 locations, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Buffalo! Get your orders in before we run out of stock again, stock is very limited.

If anyone has any questions please post or contact us. Enjoy, and Happy New Year to all.

Regards,

Chris
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#250
Awesome, I tested the code and can confirm it works in all locations!!!!

Before I order I want to confirm. I have 2 VPS in Buffalo right now, can I order another VPS in Los Angeles? If so I will go ahead and get that one ordered ASAP.

P.S. Both of my VPS with CVPS have been working GREAT without any issues at all! I have had 100% uptime so far and support is VERY responsive. I'm definitely a happy camper.
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#251
what's the trick to get these accounts to work well?...from what i've read i think it goes like this: customer complains 3 times (or until they actually activate/setup the service) customer clicks their heels three times and types 'there's no place like home'.

are there any long-time slickdealers on here who got this and are satisfied?
(in other words if you've only a "Member since Nov 25" please don't reply to this question)
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#252
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what's the trick to get these accounts to work well?...from what i've read i think it goes like this: customer complains 3 times (or until they actually activate/setup the service) customer clicks their heels three times and types 'there's no place like home'.

are there any long-time slickdealers on here who got this and are satisfied?
(in other words if you've only a "Member since Nov 25" please don't reply to this question)
What a troll post. Read back some and you will find the answer.
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#253
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What a troll post. Read back some and you will find the answer.
Call it a troll if you will. I've read a lot as a matter of fact, here and elsewhere and it looks like about half are reporting they are satisfied...the other half, not so much. So to me it remains a valid question... why are half getting a VPS that works well and the others getting poor service?
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#254
Why don't you place an order then and see for yourself. I am sure Chris will refund your money if it doesn't go smoothly like he already has for others.

Right Chris ?
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#255
Quote from rbreding View Post :
Why don't you place an order then and see for yourself. I am sure Chris will refund your money if it doesn't go smoothly like he already has for others.

Right Chris ?
Haha! You surely know they have a no refund policy.
Maybe you should Read back some and you will find the answer.
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