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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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I bit... now... what to do with it Smilie
Blank canvas, buddy. Blank canvas.
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#62
LA VPS is down boo
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LA VPS is down boo
Open a ticket. Mine is working.
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#64
I'm trying to install splashtop streamer to access this on my ipad and it does install but I can't launch the program. It looks like there is a lock icon on it. I also installed google chrome and its doing the same thing. Every time I try to launch it, it doesn't do anything.
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Well I've gone from total Linux n00b to slightly-less-than-total Linux n00b in the past few days and my site is up and running and I've set up my imap email... Replied to someone who emailed me with a cox email address, and it bounced back because I haven't set up rdns yet.

"Please open a support ticket at https://billing.chicagovps.net and state the IP address of the server and what you would like the entry to be set to. Please remember to have a forward DNS entry the same as the reverse entry or we will not set the request."

Does this mean I just need to email support with what the IP address of the server is and what I have the host name set to (like vps.mydomain.com)?
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Quote from Jetlag View Post :
Why was the last thread deleted?
Still wondering that same thing

Original hidden thread here fyi
http://slickdeals.net/f/5887804-NEW-urlhasbeenblocked-2048MB-RAM-50GB-Disk-2TB-Bandwidth-2x-IP-address-40-year-4-Location-Choices?v=1.
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I'm trying to install splashtop streamer to access this on my ipad and it does install but I can't launch the program. It looks like there is a lock icon on it. I also installed google chrome and its doing the same thing. Every time I try to launch it, it doesn't do anything.
I set up the GNOME VNC stuff (on Ubuntu), and use the free Pocket Cloud app to access the VPS from my ipad. Works pretty decent. If you are interested, I can post better instructions when I'm at home later...
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Interesting. Chicago goes up to vps 63 which I assume are nodes? What's the standard # of users on a given node?
Not only is it unlikely that the site will tell you, it'd also be completely useless information. What if all of your shared node users are idle? What if all of your users are running gaming servers?

In any event, most virtual server farms have some forms of load balancing so that resources on one server aren't sitting idle while another server is overwhelmed, so the number of users could change at any time.
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I set up the GNOME VNC stuff (on Ubuntu), and use the free Pocket Cloud app to access the VPS from my ipad. Works pretty decent. If you are interested, I can post better instructions when I'm at home later...
Yea that would be great. I'm currently using NX to access my Linux box and it works great so far. Since I have splashtop, I wanted to install that but I'm not sure why its not working.

Actually I don't even know why the software installs but I can't launch it. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and even my google chrome app doesn't launch. They have lock icon on them for some reason. Mozilla Firefox works though.
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I set up the GNOME VNC stuff (on Ubuntu), and use the free Pocket Cloud app to access the VPS from my ipad. Works pretty decent. If you are interested, I can post better instructions when I'm at home later...

I would appreciate a slightly better guide.... I am not that rgeat with Linux... Smilie
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Well I've gone from total Linux n00b to slightly-less-than-total Linux n00b in the past few days and my site is up and running and I've set up my imap email... Replied to someone who emailed me with a cox email address, and it bounced back because I haven't set up rdns yet.

"Please open a support ticket at https://billing.chicagovps.net and state the IP address of the server and what you would like the entry to be set to. Please remember to have a forward DNS entry the same as the reverse entry or we will not set the request."

Does this mean I just need to email support with what the IP address of the server is and what I have the host name set to (like vps.mydomain.com)?
From what it seems is that you'll need to set a PTR record.

Basically, you tell urlhasbeenblocked that you want to add a PTR record.
Supply the IP address of your server and the record should look something like this:

If your IP Address is 123.45.6.78, then your PTR record request is:
Code:
 78.6.45.123.in-addr.arpa
That IP Address MUST have a valid (A) record to it. So, in your example, it would be:
Code:
vps.mydomain.com  A  123.45.6.78
And your MX record would be something like:
Code:
mymail.mydomain.com MX 10 vps.my.domain.com
It's been a while since I did server administration (developer now) but I think this is right. I'm sure the community will correct me if it isn't.
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Quote from mastashake57 View Post :
From what it seems is that you'll need to set a PTR record.

Basically, you tell urlhasbeenblocked that you want to add a PTR record.
Supply the IP address of your server and the record should look something like this:

If your IP Address is 123.45.6.78, then your PTR record request is:
Code:
 78.6.45.123.in-addr.arpa
That IP Address MUST have a valid (A) record to it. So, in your example, it would be:
Code:
vps.mydomain.com  A  123.45.6.78
And your MX record would be something like:
Code:
mymail.mydomain.com MX 10 vps.my.domain.com
It's been a while since I did server administration (developer now) but I think this is right. I'm sure the community will correct me if it isn't.
Close enough. Only error I saw was the lack of a period at the end of the hostname. You can either specify it like this:
host A 127.0.0.1
or
host.domain.com. A 127.0.0.1

Either syntax is fine, but if you put the domain name at the end, it needs the trailing period. Otherwise it would treat it as host.domain.com.domain.com.

The PTR record, aka IP to domain name, needs to reflect what you want, and only urlhasbeenblocked can make that change.
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Yea that would be great. I'm currently using NX to access my Linux box and it works great so far. Since I have splashtop, I wanted to install that but I'm not sure why its not working.

Actually I don't even know why the software installs but I can't launch it. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and even my google chrome app doesn't launch. They have lock icon on them for some reason. Mozilla Firefox works though.
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I would appreciate a slightly better guide.... I am not that rgeat with Linux... Smilie
Assuming a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 (I also tried it in Debian), you logged in with SSH for the 1st time, and you ignore all warnings not to use your root account, because I'm too lazy to type how to set up a secondary account to use:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install fail2ban ubuntu-desktop nano vnc4server
ufw allow 80
ufw allow 443
ufw allow 22
ufw allow 5901
ufw enable
vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16
vncserver -kill :1

Use nano to edit the xstartup file
nano /root/.vnc/xstartup

Make it look like so:
#!/bin/sh
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
x-window-manager &
gnome-session &

Save the file

Restart VNC
vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16

For access from an ipad, in PocketCloud, set up a connection telling the OS is MAC, and use port 5901, and test the connection to see if I've forgotten anything. Any other vmc viewer, just remember to use 5901 for the port. If you use another user, be sure to edit the /home/username/.vnc/xstartup file instead.

For homework, figure out how to start VNC automatically after a reboot, and post here, because otherwise you have to ssh into it each time and issue 'vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16'
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Where is the support guy (Kevin) at urlhasbeenblocked? Did the mods tell him that he cannot offer support through SD forums?
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Where is the support guy (Kevin) at urlhasbeenblocked? Did the mods tell him that he cannot offer support through SD forums?
I know he's lurking, he PM'd me a few times last night about this thread. He helped out with some links. I don't know why he isn't posting. Probably because the other thread got deleted after all his hard work answering questions.

And before someone asks yet again, no one seems to know for sure why the other thread got deleted. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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