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Cloudatcost is having a sale with a coupon code for 90% off.

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lol..
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Quote from xxxHolic View Post :
Cloudatcost is having a sale with a coupon code for 90% off.

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They use SSD Super Slow Disk.
Someone started drinking early this Friday lol
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Ha. SSD... I've had two running for about 2.5 weeks and if you get lucky and land on a usable host, they are OK for a sandbox. I paid $7 total for these about a month ago.

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/      \_________\ |___/_/ /_/  |__/|__/___/_/ |_/_/    \____/
\      /         / vHWINFO 1.1 May 2015 | https://vhwinfo.com

 hostname:       ubuntu. (public ip 162.244.x.x)
 SO:             Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64 bits
 kernel:         3.13.0-32-generic
 virtual:        VMware
 cpu:            Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
 vcpu:           1 core / 4533.49 bogomips
 RAM:            490 MB (45% used) / swap 953 MB (1% used)
 HD:             9.5G (16% used) / inkling speed 129 MB/s
 cachefly 10MB:  9.18 MB/s

 17:11:18 up 15 days, 20:31,  1 user,  load average: 0.16, 0.10, 0.06
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/      \_________\ |___/_/ /_/  |__/|__/___/_/ |_/_/    \____/
\      /         / vHWINFO 1.1 May 2015 | https://vhwinfo.com

 hostname:       ubuntu. (public ip 104.233.x.x)
 SO:             Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64 bits
 kernel:         3.13.0-32-generic
 virtual:        VMware
 cpu:            Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
 vcpu:           1 core / 4533.49 bogomips
 RAM:            490 MB (53% used) / swap 953 MB (0% used)
 HD:             9.5G (21% used) / inkling speed 31.0 MB/s
 cachefly 10MB:  4.50 MB/s

scadmin@ubuntu:~$ uptime
 17:11:21 up 17 days, 17:26,  1 user,  load average: 0.36, 0.12, 0.07
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I've owned a CAC box for the last 3 years, bought it at a "one time price". It wasn't even worth it. It's slow as all hell and has downtime to the point of being unusable. Truly, just straight up trash. Hostname is "slowpoke". I haven't touched it in years.

But for $3.50... shoot...
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Last edited by sehlceris April 29, 2016 at 02:28 PM
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It could make for a decent VPN if throughput is any good. Anyone have stats on bandwidth and latency and know where the servers are hosted?

They would probably get a lot more business if they accepted bitcoin for payment.
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Totally worth it. I have purchased from them several times. And this depends on what you want it for.

* DO NOT put production code on your server.
* DO NOT expect reliability.

* This is a lifetime (of the company) deal. So it's only a one time payment.
* Hard drives are SLOW, but usable. They pack a bunch of people on machines.
* Internet connection is FAST, I don't remember exact numbers but it's faster than my university connection.
* Connecting can sometimes be wonky. Set up SSH and don't rely on their noVNC solution.
* IP address is in Canada, so fun for regional stuff.

Basically I use them to just set up a quick machine, and tear it down when I'm done. The resources go back into a pool and you can create/destroy as much as you want.

Great for experimentation and "projects" that you don't want to run on your own machine.
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Quote from mrmcmichael View Post :
Totally worth it. I have purchased from them several times. And this depends on what you want it for.

* DO NOT put production code on your server.
* DO NOT expect reliability.

* This is a lifetime (of the company) deal. So it's only a one time payment.
* Hard drives are SLOW, but usable. They pack a bunch of people on machines.
* Internet connection is FAST, I don't remember exact numbers but it's faster than my university connection.
* Connecting can sometimes be wonky. Set up SSH and don't rely on their noVNC solution.
* IP address is in Canada, so fun for regional stuff.

Basically I use them to just set up a quick machine, and tear it down when I'm done. The resources go back into a pool and you can create/destroy as much as you want.

Great for experimentation and "projects" that you don't want to run on your own machine.
Have you tried set up OpenVPN?
I got it working. But it gave connection error if I reboot the server.
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Quote from sehlceris View Post :
I've owned a CAC box for the last 3 years, bought it at a "one time price". It wasn't even worth it. It's slow as all hell and has downtime to the point of being unusable. Truly, just straight up trash. Hostname is "slowpoke". I haven't touched it in years.

But for $3.50... shoot...
I'm in for one, I'll just skip getting a coke next time for dinner. if anything it will give me half hour of frustration :-)
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Have you tried set up OpenVPN?
I got it working. But it gave connection error if I reboot the server.
If someone hadn't posted the Xeon info above, I'd have sworn that this was xxxHolic setting up 500 moto e r+ devices in a server farm and reselling Smilie
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I'm in for one, I'll just skip getting a coke next time for dinner. if anything it will give me half hour of frustration :-)
That's the SD spirit!
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Quote from Snake98 View Post :
I'm in for one, I'll just skip getting a coke next time for dinner. if anything it will give me half hour of frustration :-)
Quote from sehlceris View Post :
I've owned a CAC box for the last 3 years, bought it at a "one time price". It wasn't even worth it. It's slow as all hell and has downtime to the point of being unusable. Truly, just straight up trash. Hostname is "slowpoke". I haven't touched it in years.

But for $3.50... shoot...
I would get the CloudPRO 2 for $7.

Between CloudPRO 2 and CloudPRO 1. They just double everything.

CloudPRO 4,5,6 are bad deals.
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I would get the CloudPRO 2 for $7.

Between CloudPRO 2 and CloudPRO 1. They just double everything.

CloudPRO 4,5,6 are bad deals.
Agreed on getting CloudPRO 1 or 2. If you have an existing CAC box you can buy CloudPro1 and then rebuild your server with double the resources. So CloudPRO 1 is a good choice if you want to update your dog-slow existing product.

And it's not so terrible actually for the price - for $3.50 or $7, are you really expecting uptime? If you just want to screw around with it, then it's fine. I would not buy anything above $7 from them though.
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Last edited by sehlceris April 29, 2016 at 05:30 PM
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In for one, because, well, $7.
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Quote from sehlceris View Post :
Agreed on getting CloudPRO 1 or 2. If you have an existing CAC box you can buy CloudPro1 and then rebuild your server with double the resources. So CloudPRO 1 is a good choice if you want to update your dog-slow existing product.

And it's not so terrible actually for the price - for $3.50 or $7, are you really expecting uptime? If you just want to screw around with it, then it's fine. I would not buy anything above $7 from them though.
I think CloudPRO 3 is also good deal. It doubles specs from CloudPRO 2.
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