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DatabaseByDesign's Freedom Day Dedi Special

MasonRMasonR Member
edited July 5 in General

Have a hankering for some freedom? Looks like Database By Design's $17.76/mo E3 special is back!

The catch is you have to pay annually, so it's 213.12 freedom dollars for the year. I picked up one of these last time around (Jan or Feb) but with an hdd. I've had zero downtime - hardware, network, power, or otherwise. They are based in Philly and if I'm not mistaken have direct fiber to NYC.

Specs are:

  • E3-1230 or better
  • 16 gb RAM
  • 240GB SSD
  • 1Gbps /w 10TB BW
  • 1x IPv4 with IPMI + /64 IPv6

Had to pick up another this time around. Delivery took a few days last time around so I'd imagine it's the same this time too.

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  • WSSWSS Member
    edited July 5

    If their SUPPORT services weren't so lacking, I'd really want DbD to get a ton of sales. That you have to basically beg them to take your money, welp..

    I also have their $218/yr special from Christmas.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

  • nulldevnulldev Member
    edited July 5

    I would also vouch for these guys as I have a server with them and everything is going smoothly. Like WSS said however, I quite literally, had to beg them to put my order through.

    Bored developer: https://nulldev.xyz/

    Thanked by 1WSS
  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @WSS said: If their services weren't so lacking, I'd really want DbD to get a ton of sales.

    I understand, their support leaves much to be desired. But with all things considered they are still the most reliable host that I have servers with.

    Thanked by 1WSS
  • WSSWSS Member

    @MasonR said:

    @WSS said: If their services weren't so lacking, I'd really want DbD to get a ton of sales.

    I understand, their support leaves much to be desired. But with all things considered they are still the most reliable host that I have servers with.

    I can't argue with that. I should have said SUPPORT services. I have production stuff with them. :D

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • YuraYura Member

    I want it. I don't need it. But I want it...

  • WSSWSS Member

    C'mon, pull the trigger. In a couple weeks after your first ticket, you'll never need to contact them again.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

  • YuraYura Member

    @WSS said: C'mon, pull the trigger. In a couple weeks after your first ticket, you'll never need to contact them again.

    So tempting. If I can't control my impulse buying, I decided to stop going for (bi-, tri-)annually deals, at the very least! This looks very tasty :(

    Gonna sleep over it and wait until this deal is over. I'm saving my wallet for OVH USA simply because it will take them awhile. Postponed spending - saved monies :)

  • WSSWSS Member

    This will probably be available around the same time. Just keep your tickets up to date!

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

    Thanked by 1Yura
  • sonicsonic Member

    Very bad support.

    Gapps legacy 10/50/100/200 cheap 4 sale. PM

  • What do you guy's say is bad support? Slow, not helpful, arrogant, slow hardware failure replacement? Im asking because I'm interested in buy and never work with them before. I will almost no need any support... so what is so bad?

    Also anyone knows what datacenter are they using?

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @nqservices said: What do you guy's say is bad support? Slow, not helpful, arrogant, slow hardware failure replacement? Im asking because I'm interested in buy and never work with them before. I will almost no need any support... so what is so bad?

    Also anyone knows what datacenter are they using?

    They are in their self-owned datacenter based in Philadelphia, PA. Address is 401 North Broad St, Philadelphia PA, 19108, if you want to look it up on Google Maps or something.

    Their support is definitely helpful and they seem like nice people, it just getting their attention that is the issue. I put in a ticket and never got a response, even though it was low priority (adding another IPv4). You might have to bump a ticket once or twice to finally get a response. I'm sure if it's something that's an emergency like failing hardware and the like, they'll be much more receptive and get you squared away quickly as per their SLA.

    If you're confident in your own abilities to self manage your server, then you should have any issues. Like I said before, their infrastructure is top notch and I've never experienced a minute of downtime (5-min ping checks) in the six+ months I've had my server.

  • @MasonR said: They are in their self-owned datacenter based in Philadelphia, PA. Address is 401 North Broad St, Philadelphia PA, 19108, if you want to look it up on Google Maps or something.

    Thanks for your feedback! Can you or someone with a server there make the bellow simple bench so I can see their network speed? It's a anual deal and I want to make sure network speed will meet my needs.

    wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash

    I really appreciate to anyone who can make the test and past it here. Thanks!

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @nqservices said: I really appreciate to anyone who can make the test and past it here. Thanks!

    Here ya go!:

    Benchmark started on Wed Jul 5 21:55:00 EDT 2017
    Full benchmark log: /home/mrowe/bench.log

    System Info
    Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz
    CPU Cores : 8
    Frequency : 2136.367 MHz
    Memory : 16020 MB
    Swap : MB
    Uptime : 21 days, 12:48,

    OS : Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
    Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel : 4.4.0-79-generic
    Hostname : sauron

    Speedtest (IPv4 only)
    Your public IPv4 is x.x.x.x

    Location Provider Speed
    CDN Cachefly 84.3MB/s

    Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 68.8MB/s
    Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 33.8MB/s
    Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 18.9MB/s
    San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 21.0MB/s
    Washington, DC, US Softlayer 62.3MB/s

    Tokyo, Japan Linode 13.1MB/s
    Singapore Softlayer 6.11MB/s

    Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 4.97MB/s
    Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 15.7MB/s

    Disk Speed
    I/O (1st run) : 77.2 MB/s
    I/O (2nd run) : 78.5 MB/s
    I/O (3rd run) : 81.0 MB/s
    Average I/O : 78.9 MB/s

    Thanked by 2nqservices Aidan
  • @MasonR said: Here ya go!:

    Thank's a lot! Is your hard drive SATA or SSD?

    And I know it's maybe too much to ask, but can you just make one more speed test:

    wget --no-check-certificate bench.sh && mv "index.html" "bench.sh" && chmod +x bench.sh && ./bench.sh

    I'm asking this because according to your previous test, USA speeds seem excellent! I just want to make sure that speed to Europe is also good.

    So if you can please run just this final test. I would one again really appreciate! Thanks!

  • WSSWSS Member
    edited July 6

    Your shell excerpt won't work. Go away, DbD is slow for management, but their shit is solid. We don't need you there.

    E: The joke being that they'd actually make it past the first stage: "Send us your ID, two forms of bills, semen, and some fingernail clippings."

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @nqservices said: Thank's a lot! Is your hard drive SATA or SSD?

    It's a HDD. If you have a specific location/test file you want me to try I'll do it but that script just stalls out on me.

    @WSS said: E: The joke being that they'd actually make it past the first stage: "Send us your ID, two forms of bills, semen, and some fingernail clippings."

    Did you get fraud checked by them? I think I remember someone else saying too that their verification was pretty ridiculous.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @MasonR said: Did you get fraud checked by them? I think I remember someone else saying too that their verification was pretty ridiculous.

    Yep. I got fraud checked, called from US phone number, gave them address that matched prefix, sent bills, ID, and semen/blood combo (don't ask), and it still took another week before I got out of stasis.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @WSS said:

    @MasonR said: Did you get fraud checked by them? I think I remember someone else saying too that their verification was pretty ridiculous.

    Yep. I got fraud checked, called from US phone number, gave them address that matched prefix, sent bills, ID, and semen/blood combo (don't ask), and it still took another week before I got out of stasis.

    My heartfelt condolences.

    If they fraud checked me I would have just drove over to say "hey fuckers," since I was living close by at the time.

    Thanked by 1netomx
  • @MasonR said: If you have a specific location/test file you want me to try I'll do it but that script just stalls out on me.

    Maybe you can try this: https://k4y5.github.io/ServerBench/

    I would be very helpful. I'm asking this because it's a anual deal.. Thanks once again!

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @nqservices said:

    @MasonR said: If you have a specific location/test file you want me to try I'll do it but that script just stalls out on me.

    Maybe you can try this: https://k4y5.github.io/ServerBench/

    I would be very helpful. I'm asking this because it's a anual deal.. Thanks once again!

    That one was stalling out as well. Do you have specific countries in mind?

  • WSSWSS Member

    @MasonR said: My heartfelt condolences.

    Mine, too. I figured "Holy shit these guys know what they're doing." Follow up to two weeks later and I'm still waiting for IPMI access info.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    @MasonR said:

    Full benchmark log: /home/mrowe/bench.log

    I love your show!

    My Advice: VPS Advice

    For LET support, please click here.

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • MasonRMasonR Member
    edited July 6

    @raindog308 said:

    @MasonR said:

    Full benchmark log: /home/mrowe/bench.log

    I love your show!

    On the next Dirty Jobs - A day in the life of a LET mod

    Thanked by 1WSS
  • WSSWSS Member

    @MasonR said: On the next Dirty Jobs - A day in the life of a LET mod

    It'd just be the same shit-show every day.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • @MasonR said: That one was stalling out as well. Do you have specific countries in mind?

    UK (London) / Germany / Spain / France

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @nqservices said: UK (London) / Germany / Spain / France

    vmhaus - UK London - 18.2MB/s
    QHoster - Germany - 14.5 MB/s
    GinerNet - Spain - 12.3 MB/s
    QHoster - France - 15.0 MB/s

    Thanked by 2nqservices vimalware
  • @MasonR said:

    @nqservices said: UK (London) / Germany / Spain / France

    vmhaus - UK London - 18.2MB/s
    QHoster - Germany - 14.5 MB/s
    GinerNet - Spain - 12.3 MB/s
    QHoster - France - 15.0 MB/s

    Thanks helped a lot! I think I will buy one, Thanks

  • sibapersibaper Member

    taken from WHT,

    At least 6 IP address - not a problem $2.50/m per IP
    At least 2x512 GB sata 3 SSD as raid 1 from BIOS - we can install up to 4x 240GB SSD on a custom order ($15/m per SSD)
    At least 1 TB secondary hdd for storage - can't support an extra SATA when using 4x SSDs
    At least 1 gbit dedicated port with 50 TB monthly traffic - Comes with 10TB, we can work something out to upgrade to 50TB
    At least 128 GB ram memory - These servers support max of 32GB RAM, nothing we can do about that, sorry. 
    
  • DevoniusDevonius Member

    do they support windows server os (trial/licensed) ?

  • LaxenadeLaxenade Member

    non-related question: do they give out invoices automatically or do you have to ask for it? (Thinking of buying it, and reimburse the cost)

  • sibapersibaper Member

    Laxenade said: non-related question: do they give out invoices automatically or do you have to ask for it? (Thinking of buying it, and reimburse the cost)

    automatic after paid

  • edited July 6

    *** slowly enters the lion den ***

    Figured it might be easier to answer questions here....

    a) Our critical, server down support is our utmost priority. We're here 24x7. As others have mentioned non-critical issues like billing problems, additional services (IPv4 for example), questions about your OS ect. can take some time. We're working to improve upon this type of support.

    b) We do run a strict fraud screening. We get 100's of these orders. Yearly billing can burn hosts just as bad.... provision server, wait 6 months and bingo... charge back. It happens.

    c) We install CentOS6 as default. You're welcome to self install any other properly licensed (if required) OS you'd like after provisioning.

    d) Invoicing is automatic and in this case once a year.

    e) We provision these in batches so it normally takes a day or two from placing your order.

    f) the IPMI we provide is full access. You can remote reboot, use the virtual media and Java console.

    Lastly, we like the thread title and opening post (freedom dollars). Free upgrade to you good Sir.

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @DatabaseByDesignLLC welcome to the thunderdome ;)

    Appreciate you answering our concerns and questions and I certainly appreciate the upgrade offer :). As always, keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to having my second server with you guys.

  • hawkjohn7hawkjohn7 Member

    Any benchmark for this over?

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @hawkjohn7 said: Any benchmark for this over?

    I posted bench.sh results further up the thread.

    Here's benchgeek results too, though the processor will likely be different:
    https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/8228939

    Thanked by 1hawkjohn7
  • MasonRMasonR Member

    Server was provisioned late last night, thanks @DatabaseByDesignLLC. Also, it look like the deal is still available for anyone still on the fence.

    Here's a quick bench.sh -- network and ssd zip along just peachy -

    Benchmark started on Fri Jul 7 08:37:59 EDT 2017
    Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

    System Info
    Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
    CPU Cores : 8
    Frequency : 3300.196 MHz
    Memory : 32211 MB
    Swap : 16111 MB
    Uptime : 9:31,

    OS : CentOS release 6.9 (Final)
    Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel : 2.6.32-696.3.2.el6.x86_64
    Hostname : localhost.localdomain

    Speedtest (IPv4 only)
    Your public IPv4 is x.x.x.x

    Location Provider Speed
    CDN Cachefly 79.1MB/s

    Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 54.9MB/s
    Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 34.3MB/s
    Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 19.0MB/s
    San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 19.9MB/s
    Washington, DC, US Softlayer 87.0MB/s

    Tokyo, Japan Linode 10.3MB/s
    Singapore Softlayer 5.75MB/s

    Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 5.06MB/s
    Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 17.0MB/s

    Disk Speed
    I/O (1st run) : 429 MB/s
    I/O (2nd run) : 422 MB/s
    I/O (3rd run) : 412 MB/s
    Average I/O : 421 MB/s

    Not able to pull power on hours from the smart stats. Telling me it's been on for 100+ years :P But at least I know it's an Intel 520.

    Thanked by 1hawkjohn7
  • JunklessJunkless Member

    So free RAM upgrade, Nice :D

    Thanked by 2MasonR WSS
  • WSSWSS Member

    @MasonR said: Not able to pull power on hours from the smart stats. Telling me it's been on for 100+ years :P But at least I know it's an Intel 520.

    Should be around 241 years..

    @DatabaseByDesignLLC said: *** slowly enters the lion den ***

    Now that's class. Or balls. Could be ball class.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @WSS said: Could be ball class.

    Please explain the common courtesies and etiquette associated with ball class. I am highly intrigued.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @MasonR said:

    @WSS said: Could be ball class.

    Please explain the common courtesies and etiquette associated with ball class. I am highly intrigued.

    Male's version of a vajazzle. Generally resembles disco balls, but is far less offensive.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @WSS said:

    @MasonR said:

    @WSS said: Could be ball class.

    Please explain the common courtesies and etiquette associated with ball class. I am highly intrigued.

    Male's version of a vajazzle. Generally resembles disco balls, but is far less offensive.

    Can't wait to make 'em shimmer in the moonlight.

  • WSSWSS Member
    edited July 7

    @MasonR said:

    @WSS said:

    @MasonR said:

    @WSS said: Could be ball class.

    Please explain the common courtesies and etiquette associated with ball class. I am highly intrigued.

    Male's version of a vajazzle. Generally resembles disco balls, but is far less offensive.

    Can't wait to make 'em shimmer in the moonlight.

    Be careful- there are wereNekkis about. I can't find a copy of that Monkey Dust skit online, so have a random Geoff episode.

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • saibalsaibal Member
    edited July 7

    @Junkless said: So free RAM upgrade, Nice :D Where?

  • imokimok Member

    @saibal said:

    @Junkless said: So free RAM upgrade, Nice :D

    Where?

    Here:

    DatabaseByDesignLLC said: Lastly, we like the thread title and opening post (freedom dollars). Free upgrade to you good Sir.

  • saibalsaibal Member

    @imok said: Here: oops, missed that

    @MasonR: nice gift for 7/4 :)

    Thanked by 1MasonR
  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @saibal said:

    @imok said: Here: oops, missed that

    @MasonR: nice gift for 7/4 :)

    Indeed :)

  • WSSWSS Member

    I still can't believe you were provisioned so quickly. Zowie! :D

    What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

  • @WSS said: I still can't believe you were provisioned so quickly. Zowie! :D

    We're trying - sarcasm identified :)

    We appreciate everyone's patience. We've got another large batch going out this afternoon/evening. If you've ordered since 7/5 it will be ready tonight.

    Thanks!

    . . .

    Thanked by 2TheOnlyDK alown
  • TheOnlyDKTheOnlyDK Member

    @DatabaseByDesignLLC said:

    @WSS said: I still can't believe you were provisioned so quickly. Zowie! :D

    We're trying - sarcasm identified :)

    We appreciate everyone's patience. We've got another large batch going out this afternoon/evening. If you've ordered since 7/5 it will be ready tonight.

    Thanks!

    So, we don't have to beg to get the server :P /joking

  • @TheOnlyDK said:

    @DatabaseByDesignLLC said:

    @WSS said: I still can't believe you were provisioned so quickly. Zowie! :D

    We're trying - sarcasm identified :)

    We appreciate everyone's patience. We've got another large batch going out this afternoon/evening. If you've ordered since 7/5 it will be ready tonight.

    Thanks!

    So, we don't have to beg to get the server :P /joking

    Not this time... but if you play your cards right .... some begging might get you something ():

    Thanked by 1TheOnlyDK
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