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Top Provider Poll Q4 2016
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Top Provider Poll Q4 2016

trewqtrewq Administrator, Moderator, Provider
edited March 2017 in Announcements

Hi everyone!

Lets get the ball rolling on the quarterly top provider poll! This poll is for Q4 2016! Please remember to vote based on this time period.

Sorry it's taken so long to get sorted, I was hoping to automate the vote counting but as always life got in the way.

Rules for eligibility to vote:

  • Account must have been created before 1st October, 2016.
  • Account must have at least 5 posts.
  • Providers can vote, but cannot vote for themselves.

Rules for the votes:

  • You get three standard votes.
  • One vote is one provider, no “I give three votes to _____.”
  • You can use less than three votes.
  • You get one additional vote, outside of the other three, for “Best New Provider” Vote for someone new that you think shows promise.
  • Honourable mentions will not be tallied but feel free to post them.
  • Votes will end at 11:59 PM AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) on February 22nd. The results will be posted on March 1st.


This year a total of 41 43 prizes are up for grabs thanks to the generosity of the providers in this community! The winners will be drawn randomly from the voters list.

Using all three of your votes does not give you a better chance of winning. You must pass the providers normal account verification process and abide by all ToS. You can only win one prize, once you win you are removed from subsequent draws.

If you are a provider and would still like to offer a prize, it's not too late! PM me!



  • Votes:

    Best newcomer: ContraWeb

    I like my uptime down low and my servers all hacked. Can see me droppin' twenty-fours with a router in the rack.
    Ya like ya Switch-Ports hot and ya servers all hacked. If ya pings real high and ya networks pitch black.

  • bersybersy Member
    edited February 2017




    best new provider - VortexNode

    honourable mentions - OnePoundWebHosting, vStoike, Vscale, LunaNode, LiteServer, GinerNet

  • andikliveandiklive Member
    edited February 2017

    Top Provider

    Ramnode, have solid vm since 2013.

    OVH, i dont need support, but its really stable.

    Virmach, use their DS and so far its stable.

    Best New Provider

    Virmach, i dont know this provider new or not, have couple container. and DS too that im grabbed last BF, so far so good.

    Honorable Mention

    Lunanode, love their features and have many plans.

    Dacentec, affordable DS with good price point.

    VPSDime, only have 1 vm but performance is nice.

    HostUs, use for storage backup.

    SpartanHost, use for storage backup.

    DO and Vultr, i use for development only, solid and have good performance.

    Thanked by 1AlexanderM
  • hawchawc Member, Moderator, LIR
    edited February 2017
    1. GoMach5 - "it just works", and when things do go wrong, it's sorted very quickly and very efficiently

    2. NorthHosts - name a host that goes out to the hardware store at 9:30am to buy HDDs for you.

    3. - hasn't dropped a heartbeat. My 500gb in LA just works, and is under 1ms from my GoMach5, enabling speedy nightly backups.

    Honourable mention: VortexNode - the 2 UK atoms are very nice, but their Buffalo operation hugely lets them down.

    Best new: NorthHosts, for the reason they got my point. Jon is brilliant to deal with, and "gets stuff done"

    Thanked by 3busbr VortexMagnus GM5
  • bugrakocbugrakoc Member
    edited February 2017

    Votes: VortexNode, HostUS, Inception Hosting

    Best New Provider: ContraWeb

    Honourable Mention: Lunanode (Never got the chance to try them for long periods, but love their features.), Wishosting

  • Votes: Incero, VirMach, BuyVM

    Best New Provider: VortexNode

    Honourable Mention: Time4VPS, HostUS, Clouvider

  • Votes: HostUS, RansomIT, vstoike

    best new provider: vortexnode

    2B || !2B

  • busbrbusbr Member
    edited February 2017


    1. VortexNode. Always-on chat support, and decent people like @VortexMagnus. Need more MAGS BIDDING WARZ please. They do have minor screwups, but I think I'm getting very decent pricing for locations outside of ColoCrossing.

    2. Clouvider. Awesome network, no downtime so far. @Clouvider has been very professional throughout discussions and in communications with me and they started to have decent KVM slice deals.

    3. Dediserve. Got @dediserve's earlier KVM deals and everything is snappy. Their support has been very flexible and were patient moving my stuff around.

    Best new provider:

    1. VortexNode also. Very disruptive pricing. I hope they stay around.

    Honourable mentions:

    1. ExtraVM. @MikeA nice guy, thanks a bunch for custom offerings. The 3-minute support ticket response times are just unbelievable.

    2. ImpactVPS. Nice concept and control panel, and I personally have a little love for Incero.

    3. BuyVM. But @Francisco you said NJ slices come in November :( .

    4. VPS247. Also use them, diverse locations. @kcaj FART MOTHER.

    • BuyShared/Frantech - steady uptime, quick support (<1 hour support response time, request resolved in 2 hours in a recent ticket), service works well.

    • LES/Inception Hosting - the exotic little green circles still glow brightly.

    • DeepNet Solutions/GDBI - solid disk and network speeds, decent uptime. Support has been consistently prompt and amenable.

    • New provider: ImpactShared - not really a stranger to LET now, but almost approaching a year of service here so until then it could be considered new. Aside from an incident at the Dallas DC last month, service has been fine. SSD for snappy db and page loads.

    • BuyVM/Frantech - just does the job.. I better get my slices though :).
    • OVH - a big part of my infrastructure, migrated to a proxmox cluster recently and they've been perfect (mostly...)
    • InceptionHosting - using it to host my mini monitoring service, nothing but good good good

    BEST NEW: VortexNode. Cheap, good & fast support.

    Honourable mentions -

    • GoMach5: although I almost forgot to pay due to being busy, their kvm has been very nice :)
  • VortexNode, virmch, TragicServers

    Thanked by 2VortexMagnus tragic

    vps/dedi/webhosting wiki:

  • ImpactShared, virmach, tragicservers

    Best new: vortexnode

    • DigitalOcean
    • Ramnode
    Thanked by 1LiteServer
  • Votes:

    • LunaNode
    • i-83/quadhost (Nat VPS)
    • vStoike

    Best New Provider:

    • VortexNode

    @trewq What do we do about providers who run multiple brands?

    trewq said: If you can only win one prize, once you win you are removed from subsequent draws.

    Remove the "if".

  • trewqtrewq Administrator, Moderator, Provider

    telephone said: @trewq What do we do about providers who run multiple brands?
    trewq said: If you can only win one prize, once you win you are removed from subsequent draws.
    Remove the "if".

    Thanks, should have proofread it again. As done in previous polls all brands owned by the same company will be added together.

  • cgs3238cgs3238 Member
    edited February 2017


    • VortexNode

    • VirMach

    • INIZ

    Best New Provider:

    • VortexNode
    Thanked by 1VortexMagnus
  • ehabehab Member
    edited February 2017


    • Inception Hosting
    • DeepNet Solutions/GDBI
    • VirMach

    Best New Provider: VortexNode

    Honourable Mention: ZXHost

    • do not prepay > 1 year and check for reviews/support
    • only use monthly from a provider operating < 1 year 🍆
  • Votes: BuyVM, Virmach, OVH

    Best New Provider: Vortexnode

    Honourable mention: ImpactVPS

  • Votes: Ramnode, VirMach and VortexNode

    Best new provider: I would love to see more from Contraweb.

    Thanked by 1VortexMagnus
  • Luke007Luke007 Member
    edited February 2017

    My votes go to :
    Impact VPS

    Best New Provider : Vortex Node

  • mikhomikho Member, Provider
    • InceptionHosting
    • Prometeus
    • HostHatch
    I can now be found at
    or on twitter
    Come say HI! :)
  • exception0x876exception0x876 Member, Provider
    1. OVH
    2. Online
    3. Hetzner

    Best New Provider: VortexNode, the super deals are amazing.

    Thanked by 1VortexMagnus

    2x4GHz cores 200GB NVMe VPS for $9.99/mo, 8-core VPS for $11.99/mo, 32GB RAM VPS for $15.99/mo -

    Affiliate program


    Thanked by 1AlexanderM
  • jiggawattzjiggawattz Member
    edited February 2017

    in no particular order

    • BudgetNode
    • BuyVM
    • RamNode
    Thanked by 2Ishaq Francisco
  • VitaVita Member
    edited February 2017
  • xpq0w0xpq0w0 Member
    edited February 2017


    Best New Provider:VortexNode

    Honourable Mention:HostUS

  • Top Provider

    • VirMach

    • BudgetNode

    Thanked by 1Ishaq
  • lionlion Member
    edited February 2017

    Top Provider:

    • Liteserver

    • HostSolutions

    • wishosting

    Best new provider:


  • myhkenmyhken Member
    edited February 2017

    1 x vote to OVH, 1 x vote to Hetzner, 1 x vote to Vultr

    As @Nekki I do not need to be a part of the Prize draw. I have what I need.

    Kenneth Myhre - free Windows templates for OVH/Hetzner/Kimsufi/

    Powered by, backed up by OVH, Kimsufi and

  • @myhken said:
    2 x votes to OVH, 1 x vote to Hetzner

    Read the rules

    Thanked by 1myhken
  • My vote goes to:

    1) Quadhost/i83 for their awesome NAT range

    2) OVH

    3) Netcup

    Thanked by 1quadhost
  • @myhken said:
    1 x vote to OVH, 1 x vote to Hetzner, 1 x vote to Kimsufi

    OVH and Kimsufi are the same company so votes will still be consolidated.

  • @busbr said:

    @myhken said:
    1 x vote to OVH, 1 x vote to Hetzner, 1 x vote to Kimsufi

    OVH and Kimsufi are the same company so votes will still be consolidated.

    But no rules against that? You don't need to track down the owners of each host to find out if they are the same company...or?

    Kenneth Myhre - free Windows templates for OVH/Hetzner/Kimsufi/

    Powered by, backed up by OVH, Kimsufi and

  • busbrbusbr Member
    edited February 2017

    @myhken said:
    But no rules against that? You don't need to track down the owners of each host to find out if they are the same company...or?

    There's no tracking down, the Kimsufi website literally says that they are OVH. So yes we both know that they're the same provider.

  • NekkiNekki Moderator
    edited February 2017

    So, in no particular order:

    1. Fiberoute - @Infinity is a great guy who know his shit, runs a tight operation, always willing to cut a custom deal so I can get exactly what I want.

    2. Inception Hosting - @AnthonySmith is probably the most consistently reliable provider on LET over the last few years, IMO. Great range of standard plans, some brilliant specials and of course, the Daddy of LowEndSpirit.

    3. @NorthHosts - had servers with them on and off over the last year, the new location is great and Jon's customer service is excellent (thanks for fixing all the Debian installs on the dedi's).

    Also, please exclude me from the prize draw, I've really no need of additional plans and I'm sure there are others who need (and will make more use of) more than I.

    Here lies Nekki. He loved massive amounts of storage, K-Pop and calling people cunts.

  • Top Providers:

    • OVH
    • BuyVM
    • Vultr

    Best new:

    • VortexNode.

    Ruby, JS Programmer and Linux user

  • ZXHost , (bradler&krantz) , Arubacloud

    best new: Vortex - don't have service with but he made quite some impact, so kudos at least for marketing tactics ;-)

    HM: Hetzner, OVH, Netcup,

    Thanked by 1VortexMagnus KVM in US/UK/NL/DE: 15% off first 6 month | Netcup VPS/rootDS - 5€ off: 36nc15279180197 (ref)

  • ZXHost, BuyVM, Hetzner.

    HM: XHostFire, @deployvm was awesome when handling my requests back when I was with them.

    Thanked by 2deployvm Francisco
  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider
    edited February 2017

    Not really LET/B Hosts but I use them for infrastructure so they sort of are :)

    1) @Clouvider - I really did not know what a first class network was until I started using them.

    2) IOflood - don't think they have a rep here but super stable and consistent.

    3) RackSRV - Again I don't think they have a rep but super dependable.

    And thanks for the Inception/LEB/LHC/ServersNV votes so far :)

    Thanked by 2Clouvider yomero

    I am no longer active here, find me at (Just like LET without the scams)

    1. DO
    2. Vultr
    3. LHC (Inceptionhosting)

    Best newcomer: Vortexnode

    Typical guy

    Peering AS135103

  • TragicSever, VortexNode, DigitalOcean

    Thanked by 2VortexMagnus tragic
  • Inception Hosting: One of my faster vps's, network in the UK location is brilliant but that's due to @Clouvider premium network blend.

    Netcup: Got one of there's 2 dedi core 6GB special a few month back, not the fastest vps ever but it's a nice stable workhorse.

    Ovh: Got a few dedicated server with them, uptime is great not had any down time for well over a year, network/support can be a bit flaky at time but for the Price they are quite good.

  • This time, my current votes goes to :

    • Prometeus brand (iwStack/Iperweb/Prometeus/Xenpower)
    • i83 with their stable NAT vps
    • WinnerVPS : The best among Indonesian VPS provider in speed and support.

    Best new provider :

    • Hostforce : They have a fast ssd vps and also stable server
    Thanked by 1Maounique
  • HackedServerHackedServer Member
    edited February 2017
    • LunaNode
    • Tzulo
    • AWS

    New Provider: Nodion

  • In no particular order:

    1. Virmach - Best prices for services that just works and with good uptime.

    2. GestionDBI - Good service and great servers, I hope their KVM line will be all that customers need.

    3. Inception Hosting - What can i say, past years @AnthonySmith proves his company to be reliable, he have a lot of knowledge and know what he is doing. Since black friday his company also had best offers on LET.

    HM :, BuyVM/Shared

  • bsdguybsdguy Member
    edited February 2017
    • vStoike - their connectivity is poor but all the other parameters - especially support, professionalism, and russian friendliness - make up for it.
    • prometeus - just works and is in the upper third in all parameters (got an old special. probably not existing anymore. Probably they'd even like to get rid of my old KVM but I cling to it *g)
    • hostsolutions - "cociu". Need I say more? (Plus: Not bad at all and in some things even great)

    • New player: nodion - Now, that they are going away from virtkick crap they might become a bigger player. Hint: Get your connectivity up, Nik!

    • H.M.: alphavps. Actually I got a dedi and not a vps but besides some minor hiccups I'm very happy with them. Lots of potential there and a good basis plus friendly support trying hard to have everything running well.

    Special category I just pulled out of thin air:

    • "Very interesting. Should always be checked first" - Clouvider and AnthonySmiths company.
      Didn't try yet due to little interest in usa/uk but based on what I see and hear and read I take them to be very knowledgeable and professional players.
    Thanked by 2Clouvider Maounique

    My favourite prime number is 42. - \forall cpu in {intel, amd, arm}: cpu->speed -= cpu->speed/100 x irandom(15, 30) | state := hacked

  • Votes:

    Best new provider:

    Thanked by 2VortexMagnus tragic
  • doghouchdoghouch Member
    edited February 2017
    1. OVH - they still power most of my websites, and power my DDoS protected seedbox :)
    2. ExtraVM - reliable, fast. Overall, the box I have with @MikeA is pretty damn great!
    3. BuyVM - haven't been with them in a while, since the stock keeps being obliterated @Francisco :(

    Best new provider - VortexNode!! Great deals, auctions, umm... yeah. Keep up the good work, @VortexMagnus!! (I mean Big Swag)

    1. BuyVM
    2. CatalystHost
    3. Impact VPS

    Newcomer - Virmach


    Secure dragon


    HM: buyvm (didn't vote because I didn't had any active services with them during 16Q4. But I have bought a KVM slice and am really enjoying it. Will probably vote for them in 2017 poll.)

    Thanked by 1Francisco
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