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

SlickFerret 1,029 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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#451
Quote from SlickFerret View Post :
Since i don't know what you've already done, the only sure thing i can say is, Go to the control panel, reinstall with Ubuntu 12.04, run my guide linked on post 5. I've reinstalled several times, and it's always worked for me. I have another guide I haven't posted yet, designed to get pptp, vnc, gnome, webmin, iptables, and fail2ban set up in 10 minutes on a fresh Ubuntu install. If you want to be a guinea pig, I'll post it so you can try it.

I'll be a Guinea pig.
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#452
Got the $30 deal .. Crashed 3-4 times during my setup of apps, but seems to be stable now.

Thanks for the good deal ..
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#453
Quote from thinkfire View Post :
I'll be a Guinea pig.
1st 10 minutes on Ubuntu
-- basic iptables setup
-- fail2ban
-- gnome on vnc
-- webmin
-- pptp VPN server
-- automatic upgrades

This has been tested on a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install. It has only been run by pasting sections in 1at a time,and waiting for each section to complete before pasting in more commands, as certain commands erase the buffer. I haven't tried running it as a script off the vps... The automatic upgrades has not really been tested yet, but hopefully it works... With the exception of automatic upgrades, this is meant to be an all or nothing guide. Install everything, in order, or things may not go as planned, if at all.

Let us know if everything works!

Code:
#section 1
#get updates/upgrades
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
Code:
#section 2
#install pptp
apt-get install pptpd
Code:
#section 3
#setup pptp
sudo sed -i -r 's/^\s*#(net\.ipv4\.ip_forward=1.*)/\1/' /etc/sysctl.conf
# Reload the config file to have the change take effect immediately.
sudo -i sysctl -p
OUTIF=`/sbin/ip route show to exact 0/0 | sed -r 's/.*dev\s+(\S+).*/\1/'`
sudo -i iptables --table nat --append POSTROUTING --out-interface $OUTIF --jump MASQUERADE
# Enable NAT on boot from the rc.local script.
CMD="iptables --table nat --append POSTROUTING --out-interface $OUTIF --jump MASQUERADE"
sudo sed -i "\$i$CMD\n" /etc/rc.local
echo ms-dns 208.67.222.222>>/etc/ppp/pptpd-options
echo ms-dns 208.67.220.220>>/etc/ppp/pptpd-options
echo 'mru 1400'>>/etc/ppp/pptpd-options
echo 'mru 1400'>>/etc/ppp/pptpd-options
echo '/sbin/ifconfig $1 mtu 1400'>>/etc/ppp/ip-up
echo localip 192.168.0.1>>/etc/pptpd.conf
echo remoteip 192.168.0.234-238,192.168.0.245>>/etc/pptpd.conf
echo vpn1 pptpd iforgotmypw *>>/etc/ppp/chap-secrets
echo vpn2 pptpd iforgotmypw *>>/etc/ppp/chap-secrets
sudo /etc/init.d/pptpd restart
Code:
#section 5
#setup iptables
iptables -I OUTPUT -o venet0 -d 0.0.0.0/0 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -i venet0 -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i ppp+ -j ACCEPT # ppp
iptables -A OUTPUT -o ppp+ -j ACCEPT # ppp
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 1723 -j ACCEPT #pptp
iptables -A INPUT -p  47 -j ACCEPT #gre
iptables -A OUTPUT -p 47 -j ACCEPT #gre
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT #ssh
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT # http
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT # https
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 5901 -j ACCEPT # vnc display 1
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 10000 -j ACCEPT # webmin
iptables -A INPUT -j DROP
iptables-save -c > /etc/iptables.rules
echo deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib>>/etc/apt/sources.list
echo deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib>>/etc/apt/sources.list
cd ~
wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
apt-get update
apt-get install  ubuntu-desktop nano vnc4server fail2ban webmin
Code:
#section 6
vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16
Code:
#section 7
#setup vnc
vncserver -kill :1
echo '#!/bin/sh'>~/.vnc/xstartup
echo "[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup">>~/.vnc/xstartup
echo "[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources">>~/.vnc/xstartup
echo xsetroot -solid grey>>~/.vnc/xstartup
echo "vncconfig -iconic &">>~/.vnc/xstartup
echo "x-window-manager &">>~/.vnc/xstartup
echo "gnome-session &">>~/.vnc/xstartup
echo '#!/bin/sh'>/root/startstuff.sh
echo "vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16">>/root/startstuff.sh
chmod 711 /root/startstuff.sh
echo "@reboot /root/startstuff.sh">/root/startstuff.cron
crontab /root/startstuff.cron
/etc/network/if-pre-up.d/iptablesload
echo '#!/bin/sh'>/etc/network/if-pre-up.d/iptablesload
echo 'iptables-restore < /etc/iptables.rules'>>/etc/network/if-pre-up.d/iptablesload
echo 'exit 0'>>/etc/network/if-pre-up.d/iptablesload
echo '#!/bin/sh'>/etc/network/if-post-down.d/iptablessave
echo 'iptables-save -c > /etc/iptables.rules'>>/etc/network/if-post-down.d/iptablessave
echo 'exit 0'>>/etc/network/if-post-down.d/iptablessave
chmod +x /etc/network/if-post-down.d/iptablessave
chmod +x /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/iptablesload
vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16
Code:
#section 8
#automatic upgrades
apt-get install unattended-upgrades
echo 'APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";'>/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic
echo 'APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "1";'>>/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic
echo 'APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "7";'>>/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic
echo 'APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "1";'>>/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic
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#454
I finally got it to work. My issue with it hanging on the verifying username/password was that there was no /dev/ppp. I needed to create it using:

Quote :
sudo mknod /dev/ppp c 108 0
sudo chmod 600 /dev/ppp

I am using ufw which seems to be another pain point. I wound up needing to add the following to /etc/ufw/before.rules

Quote :
# NAT table rules
*nat

Stick Out TongueOSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0]
# Allow forward traffic to venet0:0
-A POSTROUTING -s 192.168.0.0/32 -o venet0:0 -j MASQUERADE

# XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the IP address found on venet0:0
-A POSTROUTING -j SNAT --to-source XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX


# Process the NAT table rules
COMMIT
So now I was able to connect and surf, but was getting some timeouts on certain websites, ie, bankofamerica.com, speedtest.net, ipchicken.com and others. I needed to add the following to /etc/ppp/pptpd-options :
Quote :
mru 1400
mtu 1400
as well as the following to /etc/ppp/ip-up
Quote :
/sbin/ifconfig $1 mtu 1400
SlickFerret: I noticed that you didn't modify your mtu. Do the listed sites above work for you while connected to the VPN?
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#455
Quote from ovel2clock View Post :
SlickFerret: I noticed that you didn't modify your mtu. Do the listed sites above work for you while connected to the VPN?
I probably wasn't having a problem because sites insist I use their app on my tablet. I added your fix to the guides

Thanks!
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#456
I bought one yesterday so I can teach myself how to use a VPS (have been wanting to for a while and saw this as a nice way to learn hands-on). Anyways, I was wondering if anyone can help me out with DNS-side of this stuff. So far I've installed nginx, mysql, and php but I can't wrap my head around DNS records and such. Any help on this would be appreciated.
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#457
Quote from slimrider94 View Post :
I bought one yesterday so I can teach myself how to use a VPS (have been wanting to for a while and saw this as a nice way to learn hands-on). Anyways, I was wondering if anyone can help me out with DNS-side of this stuff. So far I've installed nginx, mysql, and php but I can't wrap my head around DNS records and such. Any help on this would be appreciated.
Are you planning on hosting/running your own DNS server?

If so, you will need to install a dns service. The most common and popular one is 'bind'. On a debian based system (ie: ubuntu, debian, etc.), you can type 'sudo apt-get install bind9'.

It's a bit complicated to setup if you have never done it before and don't know how DNS works. But there are many guides online that walk you through the basics.
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#458
Quote from phonic View Post :
Are you planning on hosting/running your own DNS server?

If so, you will need to install a dns service. The most common and popular one is 'bind'. On a debian based system (ie: ubuntu, debian, etc.), you can type 'sudo apt-get install bind9'.

It's a bit complicated to setup if you have never done it before and don't know how DNS works. But there are many guides online that walk you through the basics.
I'm not gonna host people so I wouldn't need my own DNS server (I think). Can I just use nameservers provided to me by urlhasbeenblocked to run my own websites?
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#459
Quote from slimrider94 View Post :
I'm not gonna host people so I wouldn't need my own DNS server (I think). Can I just use nameservers provided to me by urlhasbeenblocked to run my own websites?
Whether you host other people's sites/content or just your own, you can run your own NS box or not - the choice is really up to you.

You can use whatever nameservers you want. Either the domain registrar (if available, the hosting provider (CVPS in this case) or your own.

Personally, I like handling my own DNS, so I run my own.
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#460
Seems good so far, may get a few more.
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#461
Quote from slimrider94 View Post :
I'm not gonna host people so I wouldn't need my own DNS server (I think). Can I just use nameservers provided to me by urlhasbeenblocked to run my own websites?
Yes you can. You do not need their name servers. Just point the A records of your domain to the IP address of your VPS host.
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#462
Quote from daniel32 View Post :
Yes you can. You do not need their name servers. Just point the A records of your domain to the IP address of your VPS host.
If I bought the one with 2 IPS ($40 deal), can I run multiple wordpress blogs (all have a different domain)? Can I do that or am I limited to 2 domains since 2 IPs? Did I make any sense?!
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#463
Quote from kkiran View Post :
If I bought the one with 2 IPS ($40 deal), can I run multiple wordpress blogs (all have a different domain)? Can I do that or am I limited to 2 domains since 2 IPs? Did I make any sense?!
You can run multiple websites on 1 single VPS (only $30/year).

I currently have 1 VPS ($30/year) and I am hosting 5-6 websites on it.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/...l#purename
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#464
Quote from daniel32 View Post :
You can run multiple websites on 1 single VPS (only $30/year).

I currently have 1 VPS ($30/year) and I am hosting 5-6 websites on it.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/...l#purename
Awesome! Repped, this is fantastic. Got the $40 just for gigs, planning on throwing 1and1 into the blackhole where they belong Wink
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#465
Anyone else having issues with their rDNS?

It seems to constantly switch back and forth from my domain to host.colocrossing.com. This cause header banner issues and is getting me flagged by spam lists. It's basically crippling my forum. People can't get registration activation emails or change account options, etc..
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