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(StillGoing) urlhasbeenblocked - 2048MB RAM, 50GB Disk, 2TB Bandwidth, 2x IP address $40or$30/year - 4 Location Choices

SlickFerret 1,026 March 18, 2013 at 06:28 PM in Internet & Websites (3)
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urlhasbeenblocked is now offering a 2GB VPS for $40 per year, this time with 2 IPv4 addresses and now offer an additional location option (Atlanta)

UPDATE: The wiki went bye-bye, don't know why. Look at post 5 for most of what was in there.

UPDATE: I just found a code that seems to give you almost the same deal at $30, 2GBYR
More info from Kevin:
to clarify about the $30/yr deal. It is valid for the "Enterprise" plan listed here: http://urlhasbeenblocked.net/openvz.html. It only includes 1x IP, and is only valid for our Chicago, Buffalo, and LA location (Not Atlanta). The $40/yr STEALOFADEAL offer is separate order links like I gave you earlier, and includes 2 IP addresses. It is also available in our new location Atlanta.

This is not technically a repost, because the other thread about this particular deal got deleted. The STEALOFADEAL offer actually costs $10 more than the previous deals, and it comes with 2 IP addresses.

2048MB (2GB) Dedicated Ram
50 GB Diskspace
2TB Monthly Bandwidth
100Mbps Port
2x IPv4 Address with STEALOFADEAL
1x IPv4 Address with 2GBYR code, but $10 less, but no Atlanta
SolusVM/OpenVZ
Instant Setup (most of the time)
Free Backups
3 or 4 Location Choices: Los Angeles, Chicago, Buffalo, (Atlanta on the $40 code)

$40/year with promo code "STEALOFADEAL" & 2 IP addresses
Order in Chicago, IL - https://billing.chicagovps.net/ca...dd&pid=160
Order in Buffalo, NY - https://billing.chicagovps.net/ca...dd&pid=161
Order in Los Angeles, CA - https://billing.chicagovps.net/ca...dd&pid=162
Order in Atlanta, GA - https://billing.chicagovps.net/ca...dd&pid=163

$30/yr deal. with 1 IP address and no Atlanta
http://urlhasbeenblocked.net/openvz.html - Choose Enterprise, 1 year recurring


The promo code to use is STEALOFADEAL or 2GBYR- over $200+ in savings Just be sure to select the 12 month billing cycle when ordering then on the next page you will find the option to enter in the promo code. This price doesn't go up after the year is up either.

When signing up, use an easy password, and change it later. Some folks had trouble with complicated password during signup.

Disclaimer: I don't work for, nor am I anyway associated with urlhasbeenblocked. I have one VPS with this company, and I paid $40 for it. They aren't giving me anything. Yes, I know they should, but they haven't. shake head

What is this, you may ask? It is an online Linux computer that you have root access to, and can install and run practically anything. Read the TOS, 'cause that doesn't include P2P sharing, folding, bit coin mining, seti stuff, and anything else stupid like that, that might kill the performance for everyone else.

Anyways, like I said, you get root access to a Linux box, and when you screw that up, no problem, they give you a control panel that lets you reinstall a new OS in minutes. Pretty cool. With a small effort, you can even vnc into it with a full GUI.

Don't expect the world from this, you get more than you pay for. Think twice before you bet your business on this, although I think there are people that do.
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#2
Thanks for reposting it...hopefully some of the people who replied to the last one will share some of the tips I found in the last thread (but didn't bother to write down, assuming it would be up for when I got around to needing them)

I was hosting a photo intensive site running WordPress with a few thousand visitors a day on shared hosting before and it just couldn't handle it at all anymore. (In the last 6 months they also seem to have seriously oversold their servers) I kept maxing out the CPU allotment a few dozen times a day and I'm surprised they didn't kick me off. I was trying to find a cheap dedicated or VPS host to switch to and found a link to that other thread here on slickdeals while browsing reddit's web hosting subreddit. (as an aside to everyone I saw in that thread on SD calling people out as shills because they had just registered to leave a review...I had never heard of slickdeals before finding that thread, so I'm sure I'm not the only one who registered as a result of it - I can't speak for everyone, but I know that when I find a good deal, I like to let other people know about what my experience was like)

I read through just about every one of the 80+ pages on that other thread before I bought the deal. I'm used to shared hosting, where cPanel made life easy and all you had to do to get a site running was just add it to the addon domain list, install wordpress, set the nameservers on the registrar's site, and poof....instantly online.

I installed zPanel, which is somewhat similar to cPanel, but still not quite as easy - I wouldn't have known about it had someone in the other thread not mentioned it. There's definitely a learning curve involved with leaving shared hosting and having to set everything up yourself. So far, the site loads twice as quickly, so I'm pretty happy. I had someone help me out with installing and configuring everything, since I don't trust myself to do it right yet.

I agree with SlickFerret that it would be great to have a more comprehensive How-To/knowledgebase section. Right now the knowledge base is pretty bare-bones. Sure, VPS is not really intended for the clueless, but for those who have a bit more knowledge than the average shared hosting consumer, but still aren't exactly an expert at all things Linux, it would be nice to have a few tutorials or at least a nice collection of knowledge all in the same place. Not necessary, but definitely something that would attract even more customers, and it would be nice for the tech support people to just be able to point people to the right how-to section when they have a question that's easily answered.

I went with the Buffalo, NY location and got my login information by email within a few seconds. I've emailed support a few times and since it's only semi-managed, you don't get the same kind of babying you get with some shared hosts where they help you step by step, but so far the response time to support tickets has been pretty good. It's not instant, but if you need instant support and lots of handholding, this is probably not the hosting plan you need.

Hopefully they don't oversell their nodes with all the people signing up for these deals. Time will tell, but so far I'm happy.
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Why was the last thread deleted?
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Why was the last thread deleted?
Excellent question.
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Thanks for reposting it...hopefully some of the people who replied to the last one will share some of the tips I found in the last thread (but didn't bother to write down, assuming it would be up for when I got around to needing them)
I am going through the google caches, and if I find a good tip, I'll put it in the wiki so people don't have to wade through 30 pages of complaints, ping results, and other stuff. Anyone can help. If you click the link below, and then go up to the address bar, at the end of the url is the page number. You need to change it to get to another page, as the links in the pages point to the deleted thread. Some pages seem to be missing, just jump around until you get a hit, most are there.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?v=1&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fslickdeals.net%2Ff%2F5887804-NEW-urlhasbeenblocked-2048MB-RAM-50GB-Disk-2TB-Bandwidth-2x-IP-address-40-year-4-Location-Choices%3Fpage%3D28

It seems the wiki disappeared. I'm reposting it here.

First Steps
http://plusbryan.com/my-first-5-m...ux-servers

OpenVPN
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/sho...?t=1167872
http://tipupdate.com/how-to-insta...buntu-vps/
https://forum.ramhost.us/bbs/viewtopic.php?id=4
http://vpsnoc.com/blog/2010/01/ho...instantly/

PPTP VPN on Ubuntu
Slickferret's Easy-Peazy 2-Minute Guide To Setting Up A PPTP Server On Ubuntu 12.04
http://askubuntu.com/questions/19...ubuntu-vps

VNC
http://forums.hostv.com/how-tos/1...buntu.html

VNC alternative (credit 2 Brobee)
If you're on osx:

* http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/

windows:

* http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/

you can then basically run any GUI based application through ssh on your local box in an environment you're already comfortable with. it gives you the best of both worlds... being in a GUI you know and running applications as if you're on the remote server. the cool thing about doing this is you're not trying to run an intense 1024x768 window @ 16/32bit color with the latency from their location to yours... while minor (30ms-70ms) its still noticable... it's easier to use the above methods... once you get it running it's pretty awesome and should fit 99% of what people need to do if they're buying a $40/y option. this should also make applications pretty snappy since you're only using resources required for individual applications vs. running a full blow kde/gnome/etc environment.

Set Up Your External DNS Registrar To Point To Your VPS
NameCheap:
http://www.namecheap.com/support/...?aff=22524
GoDaddy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUcIFlGX-jY

HowTos and Guides
http://library.linode.com
http://www.howtoforge.com
Debian Administrator's Handbook http://debian-handbook.info/get/now/
Getting Started With Ubuntu http://ubuntu-manual.org
Linux For Beginners http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_...index.html
Ubuntu Guide http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubunt...antal#EPUB
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I honestly do now know still.
How much overlap are there per VPS?
Are these heavily oversold?
I've never had a thorough review or answer :[.
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Quote from SlickFerret View Post :
I am going through the google caches, and if I find a good tip, I'll put it in the wiki so people don't have to wade through 30 pages of complaints, ping results, and other stuff. Anyone can help. If you click the link below, and then go up to the address bar, at the end of the url is the page number. You need to change it to get to another page, as the links in the pages point to the deleted thread. Some pages seem to be missing, just jump around until you get a hit, most are there.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?v=1&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fslickdeals.net%2Ff%2F5887804-NEW-urlhasbeenblocked-2048MB-RAM-50GB-Disk-2TB-Bandwidth-2x-IP-address-40-year-4-Location-Choices%3Fpage%3D28
Nice.

Though I'm sure if anyone had a question (and asked nicely) someone would be more than happy to help them out again.
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Quote from al4nw31 View Post :
I honestly do now know still.
How much overlap are there per VPS?
Are these heavily oversold?
I've never had a thorough review or answer :[.
The only time you can really call a box oversold is when you don't get sufficient resources based upon their promises and your needs. You're sharing the box with others when you get a VPS. For comparison's sake, look at the prices on Amazon if you want to see what a truly scalable, well measured system is going to run you. Keep in mind that their infrastructure is some of the best in the world and you'll be hard pressed to find economies of scale better than Amazon.

All that being said, I made a buy on the 5th and set up a VPS running virtualmin. As the deal went on, my box got flaky and I had several days of large periods of downtime. It wasn't a big deal to me since I hadn't planned free time to switch my sites over and I wanted to see how things went for a while, anyway. They moved me to a new node and uptime has been great since then. When I do little bits of work here or there, it's very fast. They gave me a 2 month credit for the downtime and were quick to make the switch.

Overall, I can't complain about this deal. That last thread got crazy so I'm not sad it got deleted.

If anybody has questions, I'm sure somebody in the SD community will pop in for help. But remember...Start Page [startpage.com] is your best friend. Smilie
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Thanks for posting this back up Smilie

A question for all
Other than creating your own dns server is there a reason to have 2 ip's?

I wonder if they will still upgrade the $30 accounts upto 2 ip's
Will send a ticket in about it in the morning right after I have them move my vps to another server
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Why was the last thread deleted?
Why were the last TWO threads deleted?
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Something is definitely going on here...
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Check out the new code, 2GBYR, it brings the cost down to $30 in the cart! bounce
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Check out the new code, 2GBYR, it brings the cost down to $30 in the cart! bounce
that is an old code.
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What's the easiest way to set one of these up to host a couple sites or atleast a good linux server tutorial?
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Quote from daniel32 View Post :
that is an old code.
But new to me! wave
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