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AwardSpace $1/mo for 6 months, have you tried it?

AwardSpace $1/mo for 6 months, have you tried it?

LivingSouLLivingSouL Member
edited July 2012 in General

Or at least tried their VPS, any of their VPS offer?

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  • jcalebjcaleb Super Moderator

    512mb xen for $1/mo? That's too unrealistic

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  • yomeroyomero Member

    "Trusted by over 1 000 000 customers" WTF¿?

  • vahevahe Member

    I think they've been around for a while. I'm not sure about VPS but they used to offer decent shared hosting if I remember correctly. It's been at least 5 years since, a lot could've changed.

  • I saw their Shared Hosting and Reseller a few years ago. And it were good, last time I checked

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  • Awardspace? They have free shared hosting with good uptime, several years ago..

  • Just purchased it for the lulz... Doubt it will even turn up, or anything, But it seems stupidly expensive afterwards.

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @yomero said: "Trusted by over 1 000 000 customers"

    Thats true, But most of them are free hosting customers :L

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled


    "You might ask, how much it would cost after 6 months? 98.94 EUR or 122.408568 U.S. dollars per month (That’s what the support said)"

  • @eastonch: let us know about the benchmarks.. and yea, stupidly expensive aftewards..

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  • eastoncheastonch Member
    edited July 2012

    Picked up the server, took about two hours to create, looks fine, it's in Cyprus? WTF?!

    Did a few tests... Here's the results. DISK Speed

    vps826:~#  dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 15.2363 s, 70.5 MB/s
    [first test]
    vps826:~#  dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 15.3711 s, 69.9 MB/s
    [Second Test] 
 benchmark coming soon...

    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5620  @ 2.40GHz
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency :  2400.108 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 508 MB
    Total amount of swap : 1023 MB
    System uptime :   2:51,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 743KB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 723KB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 734KB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 725KB/s
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 737KB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 736KB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 718KB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 732KB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 669KB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 730KB/s
    I/O speed :  87.2 MB/s

    This looks like a really bad investment to be honest, especially for somebody paying £100/month LOL! Curious where this is hosting, anybody feel like finding out? (It's picked up by WebOfTrust as unsafe but isnt listed on any spamhaus or anything like that.).

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  • JarJar Member, Provider, Community Advisor
    edited July 2012

    I'll gladly pay $123/m. I get four dedicated CPUs, 2 memory slots dedicated to only me, a raid controller assigned only to my vm, and a hefty bandwidth allotment at 100mbit right? Oh wait...

    I'm all about the 4000% markup. I guess you only need two idiot customers to generate quite the profit.

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  • True that, A friend of mine didnt know I did web design, pays somebody £60/yr for 200MB Storage hosting and "minor" text site edits. I almost choked.

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  • @eastonch said: £60/yr for 200MB Storage

    aww.. that's bad... I hate people taking advantage of someone..

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  • 35 dollars a month ??? I can get 2 dedis with that or colo for a big ass server... Gee... M

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