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    BlueVM VPS Review(BLUE1 $1/mo VPS Special) - Loving these guys!

    jakejake Member
    edited August 2013 in Reviews

    Not sure if this is much of a review, but I managed to pick up one of BlueVM's BLUE1 special today at $1.00/month, thats right $1/month, paid month to month! They sold out quickly this morning but tonight I was able to pick one up after they added some stock! :)

    I am not sure how they are managing to offer all this for $1/month as after Paypal transaction fees I am sure they make close to nothing. I suppose this is only a limited time promotion to put Feathur into production.

    Feathur Control Panel

    Feathur is BlueVM's latest and newest in-house control panel, designed to replace HyperVM/SolusVM.

    In one word, Feathur is simple. It gets the job done, and does more than what SolusVM or HyperVM would do. It also displays your server's CPU usage, load average, and uptime, something that SolusVM does not do. It also has a little command center feature for those who need to execute a quick ssh command or two, without needing to open a fully featured SSH console based out of java.

    image

    I especially like the fact that it seems like Feathur was built with security in mind, for example they do not store any root passwords, and upon ordering a VPS they will not email you with a password. When you reinstall a VPS, it prompts you to enter your desired password:

    image

    Feathur also has the option to enable TUN/TAP, PPP, and iptables right from the panel. AFAIK, SolusVM and HyperVM do not support one click enabling of the iptables modules, so this is another plus.

    image

    Server Performance

    I am pleased with the server performance for the $1/month I am paying for this VPS.

    ServerBear Report

    Other Information

    My VPS was provisioned with 1 core at 3.4 GHZ, Intel Ivybridge E3 1240 v2. They also run .32 kernels.

    [email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo

    processor : 0

    vendor_id : GenuineIntel

    cpu family : 6

    model : 58

    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz

    stepping : 9

    cpu MHz : 3400.140

    cache size : 8192 KB

    fpu : yes

    fpu_exception : yes

    cpuid level : 13

    wp : yes

    flags : fpu de tsc msr pae cx8 sep cmov pat clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx lm rep_good aperfmperf unfair_spinlock pni pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts fsgsbase erms

    bogomips : 6800.28

    clflush size : 64

    cache_alignment : 64

    address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

    power management:



    [email protected]:~# df -h

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

    /dev/simfs 10G 2.0G 8.1G 20% /

    none 128M 4.0K 128M 1% /dev

    none 26M 1.0M 25M 4% /run

    none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock

    none 128M 0 128M 0% /run/shm

    none 100M 0 100M 0% /run/user

    [email protected]:~# free -m

    total used free shared buffers cached

    Mem: 256 255 0 0 0 243

    -/+ buffers/cache: 11 244

    Swap: 256 48 207

    [email protected]:~#

    Conclusion

    Not bad at all, I would highly recommend everyone to grab their special before they run out of stock. You definitely get more than what you pay for, and its a solid VPS.

    Fantastic job @BlueVM :) Hope you guys enjoyed my little review.

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    Comments

    • @jake - Thanks for the review, glad you like the new setup :)

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    • johnlth93johnlth93 Member
      edited August 2013

      I am picking up one

      But why only NY available for now?

      And the coupon only available when you pay for monthly, i tried to pay for quarterly or so it doesn't work. I do hope i can pay for 3 or 6 month for 3 or 6 dolar. But it's definitely not a deal breaker. =)

      -edit-

      My bad, just notice the paypal isn't checkout but subscript so it will auto renew the payment.

    • @johnlth93 - The price won't increase month to month...

      Anyway NY is the first location we're converting to Feathur, as such it's the first location we're offering. As we convert other locations we may offer specials on those as well... Users currently on HyperVM in NY should start receiving emails tomorrow through Monday with their new Feathur details.

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    • Okay, looking forward for those location to become available

    • jakejake Member

      I've updated my review to include the ServerBear Report.

    • I also got one and I'm just as happy! Keep up the good work BlueVM!

    • JordanJordan Member, Provider

      Thank you for the comment @Vladorz - we will!

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    • I still haven't received my vps since then. @BlueVM i guess you missed my ticket #960709 opened 3 hours ago. Please check if possible.

      Thanks

    • wychwych Member

      @johnlth93 said:
      I still haven't received my vps since then. BlueVM i guess you missed my ticket #960709 opened 3 hours ago. Please check if possible.

      Thanks

      Think they must be busy right now, opened a ticket around 8:30am BST (just as they did their last post)

      Taking a hiatus.

    • JordanJordan Member, Provider

      @johnlth93 @wych I'm around now. I've answered most tickets which I can deal with but a lot of it is Feathur related, and at the minute Justin is the only one with the ability to fix it. If you didn't receive an email from Feathur I guess you will have to wait for him.

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    • @J0rd4n said:
      johnlth93 wych I'm around now. I've answered most tickets which I can deal with but a lot of it is Feathur related, and at the minute Justin is the only one with the ability to fix it. If you didn't receive an email from Feathur I guess you will have to wait for him.

      Yes, saw your ticket reply. Guess we'll just have to wait then.

    • wychwych Member

      @J0rd4n said:
      johnlth93 wych I'm around now. I've answered most tickets which I can deal with but a lot of it is Feathur related, and at the minute Justin is the only one with the ability to fix it. If you didn't receive an email from Feathur I guess you will have to wait for him.

      Still a fast response :) and the issue was easily resolved!

      Taking a hiatus.

    • jmginerjmginer Member, Provider

      Nice panel, what command do the Kill button?

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    • @jmginer said:
      Nice panel, what command do the Kill button?

      It currently murders a baby turtle when you use the Kill command.

      Great work as usual @BlueVM. Really looking forward to Feathur

      Thanked by 1netomx
    • Anyone know how to reset password for feathur?

      New in vps world

    • AFAIK you can only ticket them for that

      I still haven't receive my vps btw

      I assume Justin is sleeping atm =)

    • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

      @SkylarM can i click the button without being a client in that one?

    • reviewing a vps 24 hours after purchase is dumb & inaccurate...

    • @johnlth93 - That'd be a correct assumption. Anyway I believe I replied to your ticket already...

      @jmginer - It immediately stops the VPS. You can boot it afterwards...

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    • got one of these a few days ago, hiw long is this $1 offer for?

    • @enfield - Once you buy it that VPS stays at the same price for the life of your account. The special will probably be running 1 - 2 more days...

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    • ... and it's coming back when you roll out in LA right? (!)

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    • @BluBoy - Yes.

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    • @BlueVM said:
      BluBoy - Yes.

      Lovely, will totally get one of your LA's

    • Ive been quite happy with it (been only 3days) would recommend ;)

    • We quite happy with the vm performance too, but it's seem the rDNs is not available yet.

      Netxons Technology Dedicated Server Provider
      Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong
      http://www.netxons.com

    • I opened a ticket and rdns was setup in 5mins.

    • @enfield - That's ok... it'll be available sometime tomorrow in panel.

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    • I'm assuming a $1/m vps (this) is more likely a beta period (beta tester) before the panel released (RC)/go live.

      I can't wait till Featur comes to my box in Kansas. Cheer.

      I'm Good!

    • Hello,

      Unfortunately we can't set the rDNS till the feature is added. We are expecting to have it added very soon and I'll be sure Justin (Owner/Developer) makes it a main priority.

      Best Regards,
      Michael Helfrich
      BlueVM Support Team

      Netxons Technology Dedicated Server Provider
      Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong
      http://www.netxons.com

    • @Netxons - That is due to the fact that we moved the DNS server onto the server with Feathur and off of the server hosting HyperVM. We could do a manual entry, but it's easier to wait 6 - 8 hours for me to finish coding this than it is to do 20 - 40 manually.

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    • Looking forward for the LA location... can we then move the current vps to LA?
      Thanks...

    • trexostrexos Member
      edited August 2013

      The switzerland location will be more expensive right?

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    • jakejake Member

      @BlueVM when are you going to do a crazy KVM sale on Feathur? I'll buy one right away :D

    • I'll buy too :D And the possibility to upload own images in Feathur.

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    • @Netxons, @enfield - Just a quick FYI => RDNS has been added under the "Settings" tab.

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    • Cool and is works instantly as we expected. Well done =)

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    • @Netxons - I hate things that take a while to update (especially poorly designed DNS systems). Glad you like it...

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    • @BlueVM - I have a suggestion, Show the current RNDS entry for each IP.

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    • wychwych Member

      @BlueVM said:
      Netxons, enfield - Just a quick FYI => RDNS has been added under the "Settings" tab.

      Sweet!

      Taking a hiatus.

    • jakejake Member

      Just set my rDNS without issue, did not even have to wait for propagation, the change went through instantly. Fantastic job once again @BlueVM... keep it up.

    • @BlueVM any left in stock? can i have the link?

    • @bcrlsn - If you use the drop down on the rDNS changer it shows you the current entry for each IP. I might add a separate section for IP management once IPv6 is implemented.

      @James - Stock added again.

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    • edited August 2013

      Bought one, thank's BlueVM :)

      Some problem is :

      • No IPv6
      • When I change the hostname to something like : host-name.domain.com, it just shows as hostname.domain.com

      Good point :

      • rDNS changes instantly :)
    • @ErawanArifNugroho - IPv6 isn't supported by our datacenters yet, so we haven't completed adding it to the panel, rest assured we're working on it though...

      I've added the hostname issue to our tracker and I'll look into getting it resolved. More than likely it's being stripped by our validator before it hits the node.

      Glad you like the rDNS updating :)

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    • jakejake Member

      I see that more OS templates were added to Feathur, including Debian 7 minimal :D

    • @jake - That is correct.

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    • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider

      @Wira_Soenaryo said:
      Looking forward for the LA location... can we then move the current vps to LA?
      Thanks...

      VPS should be able to move.

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    • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider

      @trexos said:
      The switzerland location will be more expensive right?

      Pretty sure it will be.

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    • jakejake Member

      Are other locations implemented on Feathur yet @BlueVM or still NY only? I am trying to setup a distributed cpanel dns cluster and wouldn't mind picking up a BLUE1 in each location :)

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