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Last Edited by widgit March 20, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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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Last Edited by JaminJaymon March 19, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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
http://askubuntu.com/questions/19...ubuntu-vps
http://www.lowendguide.com/networ...up-script/

VNC+ GNOME on VPS
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

Here are the test IP addresses you can ping/tracert:

Chicago, IL
Test IP: 206.217.137.110

Buffalo, NY
Test IP: 75.127.3.3

Los Angeles, CA
Test IP: 198.23.128.127

Atlanta, GA:
Test IP: 198.23.229.130



Maybe do research before buying. I can't post links so copy and paste these into google:

site:lowendtalk.com urlhasbeenblocked-hacked-bunch-of-vps-customers-offline
site:lowendtalk.com so-was-there-a-solusvm-exploit-or-not
site:lowendtalk.com urlhasbeenblocked.net-user-database-hacked-lastpass-security-email
site:lowendtalk.com urlhasbeenblocked-database-leaked-urlhasbeenblocked-customers-change-your-root-passwords-immediately

Important reading for anyone who has imporant data. Make your own backup!!

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#271
Quote from Buckyball60 View Post :
I wonder, I setup two nameservers for my hosting (initial setup in the order process) and cannot ping/tracert any of them.
You need to register the name servers at your registrar. You also need to add A records for them on your VPS.
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#272
Quote from poorgrad View Post :
With openvz everyone on a node uses the same kernel. It's the host node's kernel. You're basically getting your own userland. So if the host node kernel doesn't support the 12.04 user land you can't use it.
Or the control panel is misconfigured. What does it say when you run "uname -a"?
Linux disperse 2.6.32-042stab068.8 #1 SMP Fri Dec 7 17:06:14 MSK 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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#273
Does anyone know how I can make a proxy on the VPs server to use from my laptop or at work with my laptop?

I cannot ssh to my home pc as works blocks any outbound ssh attempts so I need another method.

also glypeproxy is blocked by VPS
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Quote from aljw View Post :
Does anyone know how I can make a proxy on the VPs server to use from my laptop or at work with my laptop?

I cannot ssh to my home pc as works blocks any outbound ssh attempts so I need another method.

also glypeproxy is blocked by VPS
You could try running sshd on a different port if they are only blocking port 22.

If not that then you could try OpenVPN.
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#275
Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
You need to register the name servers at your registrar. You also need to add A records for them on your VPS.
What do you mean I have to register them with my registrar?
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Quote from thinkfire View Post :
Linux disperse 2.6.32-042stab068.8 #1 SMP Fri Dec 7 17:06:14 MSK 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Mine shows 2.6.32-042stab075.2. So your kernel is only slightly older.
I would open a ticket to ask if 12.04 can be added.
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#277
Quote from aljw View Post :
also glypeproxy is blocked by VPS
What do you mean? You should be able to install any script on the VPS.

Do you mean your work network detects and block glype?
If so, you should be able to prevent that by running glype on https instead of http. Just make sure your browser does not have extra root certificates added by your company to let them hijack and decode your ssl sessions.
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#278
Quote from aljw View Post :
Does anyone know how I can make a proxy on the VPs server to use from my laptop or at work with my laptop?

I cannot ssh to my home pc as works blocks any outbound ssh attempts so I need another method.

also glypeproxy is blocked by VPS
Is it really worth losing your job trying to find a back door in your work's policy? Especially in this economy? Whatever you are trying to access will be there when you get home.
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Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
Aren't you quite the optimist? Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

There's always that inherent risk for ANY service you prepay for. If prepaying for a good deal is too risky, then avoid it and lose out on the deal. Just because a few companies have done this in the past, doesn't mean all companies do such practices.

On the news, I have seen stories about corrupt policemen. Does that mean all police are corrupt? Of course not.

T-Mobile has 2-year service contracts for discount phones. HostGator (huge hosting company) has 3-year contracts for discounted rates. ATT has service contracts for discounted rates too.

These are all big companies that offer promotions for longer contracts. This doesn't make them dishonest. In fact, they can offer promotions because it guarantees they have business. There is less risk to them to keep your business for a longer period so they give you a discounted rate. These companies have been around over a decade. I've been with each company for at least 5 years. Don't see any of my accounts bellying up and disappearing.

Amazon has been known to offer gift cards at 50% discounts through daily deal type sites. Starbucks just did that a few days ago. Don't think either of those companies will be closing down this week.

In the end, it's up to you to analyze the particular company you choose to sign a long term commitment with. If you deem the reward is greater than the risk, then go for it. If not, move along. Just don't let a rotten apple spoil the barrel Wink
As I said earlier, I am always "hesitant" to sign up for such deals. I never said I won't do it. In fact, I signed up for this one as well a few weeks ago. But that doesn't mean I will do so blindly without evaluating the circumstances and risk.

And your analogies are a bit flawed. There is a difference between signing up for a contract for a long period of time (ie: T-Mobile, etc.) versus prepaying for that entire period of time a year or more in advance. While I actually do dislike cell phone contracts for a variety of reasons I won't go into here, you still pay month-to-month. If T-Mobile (or the provider in general) went out of business, you wouldn't lose any money - you just would stop paying - so there is no inherent risk of losing your money, outside of maybe a few weeks.

And buying things like Amazon or Starbucks gift cards have an exponentially lower risk of becoming worthless versus Bobs Burger Shack down the street.
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Quote from Buckyball60 View Post :
What do you mean I have to register them with my registrar?
Google is your friend Wink
http://support.hostgator.com/arti...vers-setup

Somewhat relevant article, but applies to cPanel/WHM. Should explain the gist of it though.
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Quote from shippy View Post :
Is it really worth losing your job trying to find a back door in your work's policy? Especially in this economy? Whatever you are trying to access will be there when you get home.

If he is gubment or union there is no worry. Can't be fired.
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Quote from phonic View Post :
As I said earlier, I am always "hesitant" to sign up for such deals. I never said I won't do it. In fact, I signed up for this one as well a few weeks ago. But that doesn't mean I will do so blindly without evaluating the circumstances and risk.

And your analogies are a bit flawed. There is a difference between signing up for a contract for a long period of time (ie: T-Mobile, etc.) versus prepaying for that entire period of time a year or more in advance. While I actually do dislike cell phone contracts for a variety of reasons I won't go into here, you still pay month-to-month. If T-Mobile (or the provider in general) went out of business, you wouldn't lose any money - you just would stop paying - so there is no inherent risk of losing your money, outside of maybe a few weeks.

And buying things like Amazon or Starbucks gift cards have an exponentially lower risk of becoming worthless versus Bobs Burger Shack down the street.
Good point. But I forgot what the point of this discussion was haha.

I'm actually debating if I should get a second VPS for a sandbox and find a use for it later. Got one and it's hosting a site now so I don't want to (or can't) mess with it (try different OS / control panels).
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Quote from yozh View Post :
Already have a ticket open and Chris replied to me this morning, I submitted more info as well... If you look at my post, you can see that it even drops to the NODE, not just to my VPS, and this started after friday night maint....



Let me try to find your IP and ping it and see what I get.
Here is a website that you can use to check if its a connectivity issue with your ISP or not, this website called Just-Ping [just-ping.com] pings your server IP from dozens of locations worldwide and lets you know if there is any packet loss.

Quote from microkelvin View Post :
i've learned a hard lesson from other hosting companies. if you sign up with any promotion, it's a done deal. if you ask for refund using any excuse (including their faults like slow data speed or cpu/ram resources), they will either do not refund you or will "gladly" refund your prorated credit....based on their regular rates.

for example, if their regular rate is $120/year. but you only paid $30/year. if you ask for prorated refund, they will respond something like you only paid us $30/year while the regular rate is $120/year. so if we refund you, you will owe us -$90 instead. we will be happy to refund you but based on our regular rate, you will owe us instead. do you still want to cancel your account? we will be happy to do that for you.

anyway, back to this service. i liked kevin at first. but not anymore since he promised any gamers are welcome. that really raised the flag. no hosting business can stay in business if they allow gamers without any extra charges. they are either overselling or plan some kind of scam.

back to our basic questions:
what can we do if the data speed is slow or alot of downtime?
what can we do if your vps servers are slow (due to overselling and gaming servers allowed)? what can we do if later on they define your website is using too much resources and banned your account? they can shut down your account with any "legitimate" reasons. using too much resources is the most common reason that i've seen.

another statement from kevin that couldn't pass the lie test is that he has hired a "full" staff to handle this business. as we all know. running a hosting service required a 24/7 monitoring. if his staff is not available during weekend, that means your website or your gaming server has no support during such time. i believe he did some hiring but not the scale of "full" like we think it is.
Hi Kelvin,

You are clearly misinformed, the fact that we allow gameservers to be ran is a sign of good faith from our end that we do not overload our servers like other hosts who do NOT allow them do.

Because of the fact gameservers are resource heavy, this is our pledge to YOU, as the customer, that you can use 100% of the resources you paid for without being kicked out.

Hosts generally do not allow gameservers because they want to overload their servers, and pack as much VPS as possible per hypervisor. This leads to more profits for them per node. The host I used to work for before I was employed by urlhasbeenblocked did not allow gameservers on their VPS, and as a result they are able to deploy about double the amount of VPS we do per node. We put way less VPS per node which results to better performance per node, and the proof is that we allow gameservers.

So again, I am asking you, what is wrong with allowing gameservers? We are one of the most flexible hosts out there because we do not want to overload our servers. We want to provide freedom to our customers instead of inflate profits per node, additionally less VPS per node results to less problems for us in the long run.

Quote from poorgrad View Post :
With openvz everyone on a node uses the same kernel. It's the host node's kernel. You're basically getting your own userland. So if the host node kernel doesn't support the 12.04 user land you can't use it.
Or the control panel is misconfigured. What does it say when you run "uname -a"?
All 2.6.32 kernels support it, it doesn't show up for Chicago simply because Chicago was our first and flagship location, and we still have many legacy servers there on 2.6.18. However, all new orders are set up on 2.6.32, so verify such by running "uname -a" and if it states 2.6.32, open a ticket and we'll manually add the option for you to reinstall to 12.04 in your VPS control panel.
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Quote from urlhasbeenblocked-Kevin View Post :
Here is a website that you can use to check if its a connectivity issue with your ISP or not, this website called Just-Ping [just-ping.com] pings your server IP from dozens of locations worldwide and lets you know if there is any packet loss.



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Did that and see lots of packet loss to Node and hop before that is fine.... Try it your self to the node and to hop before, try few times and you`ll see there is something wrong, not sure what but something is going on...

Santa Clara, U.S.A.: Packets lost (60%)
Vancouver, Canada: Packets lost (20%)
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Quote from daniel32 View Post :
Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2 Rofl2

the way you wrote it made me laugh hard.
the hell is wrong with you
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