Arubacloud Location Roulette
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Arubacloud Location Roulette

So Aruba changed their Small VPS offer once again. Now you cannot choose your location for 1€ anymore (recently you only could choose between it1/cz1 for 1€). If you want a specific location you need to pay 2,79€. BUT if you go with random location it will be just 1€! I guess most of them will still be provisioned in it1/2 and cz1.

I think about getting 1-2 just to see where they go. Their de1 was quite good I just forgot to top up for that and it was gone unfortunately.

Maybe you gonna join me and try to see what location you get. I mean it's just 1€ - ONE EURO :D

Good luck on location hunting.

https://www.arubacloud.com/vps/virtual-private-server-range.aspx

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  • dergelbedergelbe Member

    I am on IT1 and speed is good. I have no other Aruba location to compare to though. For €2.79 I would probably go elsewhere. There are many offers around that price for a 1Gb box out there.

  • Shot2Shot2 Member
    edited June 7

    Just a FYI:

    if you already have an Arubacloud account (and some €€ there), no need to visit the OP's URL as it would only top-up your credits without actually creating a server.
    How to, then? From the Control Center (any DC will do, e.g. admin.dc4.arubacloud.com ), log in and "Create a server"; configure it as desired, choose the smallest VPS and tick "random DC".

    Good luck.

    edit: created one, no surprise: DC1-IT. By the way: "Yo dawg, we put random CPU in your random server":
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v3 2.3GHz / Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650L v4 1.7 GHz / what else...

    Thanked by 1vimalware

    Providing less than /64 means "we are clueless about IPv6".

  • got a 1euro vps for some years now, still in the DE DC, im happy with it :)

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    Its 1EUR, I am sure they do make no profit with it.

    No wonder that they build in the "randomness".

    But I do not think that its random, its more like KS1, on Kimsufi.

    A huge amount gets Italy the rest gets the other locations.

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  • defaultdefault Member

    @Neoon said:
    But I do not think that its random, its more like KS1, on Kimsufi.

    A huge amount gets Italy the rest gets the other locations.

    You think?! I am sure! :)

    I tested. To make sure it works without spending money (because €1 is way too much for LET testing), I made sure I have a VPS with same name in each datacenter where I have active services (IT1, IT2, CZ1). Then I started creating a VPS on random location with same name, thinking I would get a €1 VPS on another datacenter (or an error because that name it's already taken in those 3 mentioned).

    I tried multiple times, because it's random, I should get a hit. Every time I got the same error:

    Maybe I am unlucky, maybe the Universe is against me, maybe Aruba staff really hates me, maybe I am way too cheap and life finally got me. Logic tells me this is happening because it's always IT1, with no randomness whatsoever, like @Neoon already realized with divine inspiration.

    ☆ Black Friday 2017 winner: Veesp.com (aff).

  • mkshmksh Member
    edited June 8

    @default said:
    I tested. To make sure it works without spending money (because €1 is way too much for LET testing), I made sure I have a VPS with same name in each datacenter where I have active services (IT1, IT2, CZ1). Then I started creating a VPS on random location with same name, thinking I would get a €1 VPS on another datacenter (or an error because that name it's already taken in those 3 mentioned).

    Cool trick. Might be worth to retry some time later though. Who knows what factors decide the outcome of this supposedly random allocation.

  • defaultdefault Member
    edited October 2

    A few moments ago I tried to deploy a server randomly, and received UK on the first attempt. It seems UK datacenter got added to that random list. Grab it while it's hot.

    ☆ Black Friday 2017 winner: Veesp.com (aff).

  • Shot2Shot2 Member

    Can confirm. Thx!

    Providing less than /64 means "we are clueless about IPv6".

  • @Shot2 said:
    Can confirm. Thx!

    So you just got the UK location too?

  • Shot2Shot2 Member

    Yup.

    Providing less than /64 means "we are clueless about IPv6".

  • t0ny0t0ny0 Member

    Got it as well. Thanks for the heads up!

  • KousakaKousaka Member
    edited October 3

    And several days ago Germany was available too

  • seanhoseanho Member

    Thanks for the info; I had just assumed they were "randomly" putting all the cheap VMs in IT or CZ. Got a UK one; 2ms to Clouvider/Inception via Telia.

  • Yey, also got one in UK :D

  • Can someone post the specs/ benchmark for these UK accounts? Thanks!

  • UK:

    Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650L v4 @ 1.70GHz
    CPU cores:    1
    Frequency:    1699.262 MHz
    RAM:          991M
    Swap:         1.0G
    Kernel:       Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 x86_64
    
    Disks:
    sda     20G  HDD
    
    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
        4.496 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
        7.570 seconds
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
        2.567 seconds
    
    ioping: seek rate
        min/avg/max/mdev = 64.7 us / 74.0 us / 16.4 ms / 97.9 us
    ioping: sequential read speed
        generated 28.1 k requests in 5.00 s, 6.87 GiB, 5.62 k iops, 1.37 GiB/s
    
    dd: sequential write speed
        1st run:    774.38 MiB/s
        2nd run:    876.43 MiB/s
        3rd run:    896.45 MiB/s
        average:    849.09 MiB/s
    
    IPv4 speedtests
        your IPv4:    217.61.16.xxxx
    
        Cachefly CDN:         95.43 MiB/s
        Leaseweb (NL):        63.39 MiB/s
        Softlayer DAL (US):   11.00 MiB/s
        Online.net (FR):      81.83 MiB/s
        OVH BHS (CA):         13.78 MiB/s
    
    IPv6 speedtests
        your IPv6:    2a01:6e60:10:xxxx
    
        Leaseweb (NL):        40.68 MiB/s
        Softlayer DAL (US):   10.42 MiB/s
        Online.net (FR):      48.91 MiB/s
        OVH BHS (CA):         0.00 MiB/s
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Thanked by 1pullangcubo

    [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

  • Woot! I selected UK first and then random location and got one in the UK too!

  • UK deployed. yay.

    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdts
    cp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts nopl xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic
     movbe popcnt aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm epb retpoline kaiser fsgsbase smep cqm_llc cqm_occup_llc dtherm ida arat pln pts
    bugs            : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2
    
    openssl speed -evp aes128
    type             16 bytes     64 bytes    256 bytes   1024 bytes   8192 bytes
    aes-128-cbc     532198.63k   569400.32k   579733.27k   583933.74k   583658.89k
    

    Thank you @default. One can never collect enough

    Thanked by 2Falzo pullangcubo
  • Excellent
    UK received too.
    For 1euro cant complain ..

  • t0ny0t0ny0 Member

    If anyone can pop back in and holler when they have other locations available on random - that would be great! :-) Need to get me a few in each location

  • Shot2Shot2 Member

    @vimalware said:
    UK deployed. yay.

    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz

    Lucky you, you got the E5v3, not the crap Lv4 ;)

    Providing less than /64 means "we are clueless about IPv6".

  • FalzoFalzo Member

    1€ UK is heavy LET idle material:

    UltraVPS.eu KVM in US/UK/NL/DE: 15% off first 6 month and cheap 750G / 2TB storage offers
    Netcup KVM: 2GB 40TB BW - 16,14€ 6m or 2 dedCore 6GB 320GB - 78,88€ 12m /w 5€ off: 36nc15279180197 | 36nc15292244387

  • DanielNUDanielNU Member, Provider

    Still getting UK location. So if anyone wants one now is the time to grab one.

  • creepcreep Member

    @Falzo said:
    1€ UK is heavy LET idle material:

    wow, 36 eur spent for idle server. Filthy rich !

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  • @Falzo said:
    1€ UK is heavy LET idle material:

    Idling is important, but I don't want to become too greedy now. It's 50 days till Black Friday 2018, so for now I decided to keep myself from "idle" wishes, until that crazy moment, when I shall unleash all my money on LET offers.

    ☆ Black Friday 2017 winner: Veesp.com (aff).

  • got one myself in UK

    (curl -s wget.racing/nench.sh | bash; curl -s wget.racing/nenc                                                                                                             h.sh | bash) 2>&1 | tee nench.log
    -------------------------------------------------
     nench.sh v2018.04.14 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
     benchmark timestamp:    2018-10-03 12:19:39 UTC
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650L v4 @ 1.70GHz
    CPU cores:    1
    Frequency:    1699.998 MHz
    RAM:          985M
    Swap:         951M
    Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0-33-generic x86_64
    
    Disks:
    sda     20G  HDD
    
    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
        4.352 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
        7.222 seconds
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
        2.180 seconds
    
    ioping: seek rate
        min/avg/max/mdev = 63.2 us / 72.6 us / 5.94 ms / 39.7 us
    ioping: sequential read speed
        generated 30.3 k requests in 5.00 s, 7.39 GiB, 6.06 k iops, 1.48 GiB/s
    
    dd: sequential write speed
        1st run:    805.85 MiB/s
        2nd run:    953.67 MiB/s
        3rd run:    953.67 MiB/s
        average:    904.40 MiB/s
    
    IPv4 speedtests
        your IPv4:    217.xxx.xxx.xxx
    
        Cachefly CDN:         99.01 MiB/s
        Leaseweb (NL):        96.62 MiB/s
        Softlayer DAL (US):   12.07 MiB/s
        Online.net (FR):      75.27 MiB/s
        OVH BHS (CA):         14.41 MiB/s
    
    No IPv6 connectivity detected
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    -------------------------------------------------
     nench.sh v2018.04.14 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
     benchmark timestamp:    2018-10-03 12:20:27 UTC
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650L v4 @ 1.70GHz
    CPU cores:    1
    Frequency:    1699.998 MHz
    RAM:          985M
    Swap:         951M
    Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0-33-generic x86_64
    
    Disks:
    sda     20G  HDD
    
    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
        4.436 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
        7.499 seconds
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
        2.342 seconds
    
    ioping: seek rate
        min/avg/max/mdev = 61.7 us / 76.6 us / 50.8 ms / 424.4 us
    ioping: sequential read speed
        generated 29.7 k requests in 5.00 s, 7.26 GiB, 5.95 k iops, 1.45 GiB/s
    
    dd: sequential write speed
        1st run:    753.40 MiB/s
        2nd run:    953.67 MiB/s
        3rd run:    953.67 MiB/s
        average:    886.92 MiB/s
    
    IPv4 speedtests
        your IPv4:    217.xxx.xxx.xxx
    
        Cachefly CDN:         99.30 MiB/s
        Leaseweb (NL):        88.06 MiB/s
        Softlayer DAL (US):   12.49 MiB/s
        Online.net (FR):      78.49 MiB/s
        OVH BHS (CA):         14.38 MiB/s
    
    No IPv6 connectivity detected
    
    
    Thanked by 2pullangcubo Falzo
  • mfsmfs Member

    seanho said: all the cheap VMs in IT or CZ

    IT3 shouldn't be paired with IT1 and IT2 imho, it's directly connected with MIX and delivers a sensibly different latency (22ms max to AMS-IX and LINX, 18ms max to Marseilles France-IX, 16ms max to NL-IX, 9ms to DE-CIX Frankfurt)

    IT1 and IT2 are like

  • ArirangArirang Member
    edited October 3

    Thanks. Got one. I have 3 vps in fr, de and uk for idling instead of a cup of coffee.

  • defaultdefault Member
    edited October 3

    @Arirang said:
    Thanks. Got one. I have 3 vps in fr, de and uk for idling instead of a cup of coffee.

    That's great. You should quit coffee anyway. On Black Friday you will get more idling servers, this way you can quit smoking too.

    You can almost feel the smell...

    Thanked by 2Arirang gol3m

    ☆ Black Friday 2017 winner: Veesp.com (aff).

  • For $5 , I can buy nearly a kilo of arabica beans here. White people be crazy ;)

    Thanked by 2CyberMonday MasonR
  • @vimalware said:
    For $5 , I can buy nearly a kilo of arabica beans here. White people be crazy ;)

    3 KG here

    Thanked by 1vimalware

    We only support unsupported OS!

  • FrostFrost Member

    Thank you, another server in UK for me.

  • Too many idle server ...... Must resist.........

    Thanked by 1default
  • Shame there is no way to combine them, or for EUR5, you could get 5GB RAM and an epic VPS.

  • YuraYura Member

    @realbusiness said:
    Shame there is no way to combine them, or for EUR5, you could get 5GB RAM and an epic VPS.

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get install vps-merge ramexpand

  • @Yura said:

    @realbusiness said:
    Shame there is no way to combine them, or for EUR5, you could get 5GB RAM and an epic VPS.

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get install vps-merge ramexpand

    Thank you, that worked! But now I have 10GB ram :dizzy:

  • YuraYura Member

    @realbusiness said:

    @Yura said:

    @realbusiness said:
    Shame there is no way to combine them, or for EUR5, you could get 5GB RAM and an epic VPS.

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get install vps-merge ramexpand

    Thank you, that worked! But now I have 10GB ram :dizzy:

    Intel bug. It's actually 5GB. Works across datacenters too.

  • t0ny0t0ny0 Member

    I can only grab UK and IT. Can not get myself into DE or PL locations :-( Anyone had any luck with randomly using the other locations? I am doing the same-name thing, to get them on all locations.

  • gol3mgol3m Member

    I got IT and CZ when I tried them a while ago. Great quality, but their panel is horrific :neutral:

  • YuraYura Member

    @gol3m said:
    I got IT and CZ when I tried them a while ago. Great quality, but their panel is horrific :neutral:

    You have not seen Ikoula's yet!

  • @Yura said:

    @realbusiness said:

    @Yura said:

    @realbusiness said:
    Shame there is no way to combine them, or for EUR5, you could get 5GB RAM and an epic VPS.

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get install vps-merge ramexpand

    Thank you, that worked! But now I have 10GB ram :dizzy:

    Intel bug. It's actually 5GB. Works across datacenters too.

    Anyone tried if this can be combined with "timewarp" package too, and use VPS from past and future (not just present) across multiple datacenters?

    Thanked by 2Yura gol3m

    ☆ Black Friday 2017 winner: Veesp.com (aff).

  • gol3mgol3m Member

    Yura said: You have not seen Ikoula's yet!

    Yeah I haven't because they asked for my ID so I cancelled the order. :smile: And because their promos are not recurring.

    By the way, does anyone know how set up IPv6 on arubacloud? There is no PTR for IPv6, is there?

  • @gol3m said: By the way, does anyone know how set up IPv6 on arubacloud? There is no PTR for IPv6, is there?

    I asked them about this months ago, and they never replied. Let us know if you make progress on this!

    Thanked by 1gol3m

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  • @angstrom said:

    @gol3m said: By the way, does anyone know how set up IPv6 on arubacloud? There is no PTR for IPv6, is there?

    I asked them about this months ago, and they never replied. Let us know if you make progress on this!

    Several months ago I opened a ticket requesting this, and they simply replied with a “Rejected”. So I guess they are not going to support this

    Thanked by 1gol3m
  • @Kousaka said:

    @angstrom said:

    @gol3m said: By the way, does anyone know how set up IPv6 on arubacloud? There is no PTR for IPv6, is there?

    I asked them about this months ago, and they never replied. Let us know if you make progress on this!

    Several months ago I opened a ticket requesting this, and they simply replied with a “Rejected”. So I guess they are not going to support this

    Okay, this is additional confirmation that IPv6 on the cheap €1/m plans is not for real (unless anyone can show otherwise).

    Thanked by 1gol3m

    "[...] the Linux philosophy is 'laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong one. 'Do it yourself'. That's it." (L. Torvalds)

  • Sure that you didn't accidentally prematurely delete your name+md4sum address you used before they responded?

  • @angstrom said:

    @Kousaka said:

    @angstrom said:

    @gol3m said: By the way, does anyone know how set up IPv6 on arubacloud? There is no PTR for IPv6, is there?

    I asked them about this months ago, and they never replied. Let us know if you make progress on this!

    Several months ago I opened a ticket requesting this, and they simply replied with a “Rejected”. So I guess they are not going to support this

    Okay, this is additional confirmation that IPv6 on the cheap €1/m plans is not for real (unless anyone can show otherwise).

    I have a UK instance and two IT1. I have only tested on the UK but I have a routable IPV6 address.

    I'm IPV6 stupid per say, so I'm not sure what exactly is PII in this, so I went overboard, but verification.

    https://i.imgur.com/7HWyYAu.png

    and

    https://i.imgur.com/9Tjp0jC.png

    Thanked by 1gol3m
  • mlimli Member

    @angstrom said:
    Okay, this is additional confirmation that IPv6 on the cheap €1/m plans is not for real (unless anyone can show otherwise).

    My 1€ plans in UK, DE and FR all have working IPv6. I asked about IPv6 reverse DNS / PTR records from Aruba about a year ago and they said that it's not supported.

    Thanked by 1gol3m
  • defaultdefault Member
    edited October 4

    IPv6 on Aruba works, but PTR is not supported.

    What seems strange is that, it's 1eur, it works, it has working IPv6 and we are still unhappy. Next we also want free cpanel lifetime license with free Windows server included.

    Personally, I am happy with this. If someone does not like it, do not buy and move on with other offers. Black Friday will be up in 50 days and my guess is LET will be bursting with ColoCrossing offers from retailers, especially now.

    Thanked by 3gol3m Yura lvyao

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  • gol3mgol3m Member
    edited October 4

    default said: What seems strange is that, it's 1eur, it works, it has working IPv6 and we are still unhappy. Next we also want free cpanel lifetime license with free Windows server included.

    It's a bit like scaleway: They (scaleway) offer IPv6, but your /64 changes every reboot (unless they changed that). It's alright for the 2€ plan, but they offer much more expensive plans that don't have good value. So I think it's fair to criticize.

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