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KNERD

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I am noticing these providers are all switching to SSD drives, all while cutting the amount of storage down.
 

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Ward,

I'd like to do a speedtest comparison with my VPS at flipperhost. What routine are you using to test?
 

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After the dramatic failures of HiFormance and AlphaRacks, I opted for two accounts with HostedSimply (LA data center). Except for some initial startup issues, i.e., both of the servers would go unresponsive, and no action on my part would restore function. Trouble tickets would result in the servers coming back on line, only to fail again 24 to 48 hours later!

I was about to try another VPS service provider, but finally, I asked tech support to escalate the issue ... the result is now that both of the HostedSimply servers been up for a few weeks. I hope the earlier problems are history and that the more reliable up-time continues.

/Pete./
 

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Ward,

I'd like to do a speedtest comparison with my VPS at flipperhost. What routine are you using to test?
Try this:

Code:
# check network speed
wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py
chmod +x speedtest-cli
./speedtest-cli
 

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I was scanning the list and thought that one provider was "ClownCloud." Sorry; almost spit out my coffee...
 
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I was scanning the list and thought that one provider was "ClownCloud." Sorry; almost spit out my coffee...

Would be funny to have one called Basket Cloud ... and then they should call their instances eggs. Then you could say we have all of our eggs in one basket. And that's why you should have your backups on a different provider.
 
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tycho

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(Almost clicked the "report" button on that one, dude!)

:biggrinjester:
 

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Would be nice to have a column for how long the company has been around
 

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HostedSimply wanted to charge me $36/year for the gbit port upgrade. I dont think that's worth it..same bandwidth usage but an extra $3/month for a gbit port.

Anyone else experience that?

I keep wondering if the invoice was wrong and it was $3/year and not $3 a month. Support said it was $1.50 but wouldn't say if it was a month or year so it gets kicked to the admins who send me an invoice for $3 a month.
 

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Well, they didn't want my business apparently..change in virtual nic(but same transfer of 5TBs) isnt worth triple the cost of the VPS itself...that seems silly.
 
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@RXWatcher: I've sent them a note and will keep you posted when we hear back from them. They offered a free gigabit port upgrade in their LowEndBox advertising, and they should honor it.
 

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I think HostedSimply needs to be pulled from the list. The endless down times, and other issues I am having is going to have to pull out six months before my one year of service is over.

While, they have quick responsive to support, they tend to point the finger at you.

Me: My server is down
HS: Please check your end, as all looks okay here.
Me: Hello?? How can I check my end when the server is down??
 

kenn10

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I think HostedSimply needs to be pulled from the list. The endless down times, and other issues I am having is going to have to pull out six months before my one year of service is over.

While, they have quick responsive to support, they tend to point the finger at you.

Me: My server is down
HS: Please check your end, as all looks okay here.
Me: Hello?? How can I check my end when the server is down??
I will cautiously say that Hosting73 is still going strong for me. I got a deal on a 2-core, 4-gig memory, 50gb SSD for $25/year in the Atlanta center. I have another small one there as well and both work very well. The only problem I've had is on the smaller one with what they refer to as "abusers" sucking up all the CPU time. Hosting73, when contacted, has routinely booted users when abuse impacts other users.

Now that I've said I'm happy with them, they'll probably go out of business. :rolleyes:
 

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Problem is with most of these low end providers is they are all now offering SSD with unusable storage for me. I need at least 100GB. Maybe I should just purchase a server, put it in colocation and sell some VPS to you guys to help pay for the cost
 
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This is a forum primarily for VoIP enthusiasts. Most don't need 100GB of disk space to manage even a busy PBX.
 

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I have 2 machines at HostedSimply and both of them are running without any issues, but I do not require systems that have 100 GB SSD storage.
 
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