iKoula | 1vCPU 1.7GB RAM 50GB SSD for 1€ | 20th anniversary
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iKoula | 1vCPU 1.7GB RAM 50GB SSD for 1€ | 20th anniversary

MrPsychoMrPsycho Member
edited July 30 in General

Oh boi. What a deal. Aruba has been put to shame. It's time for iKoula to glory.

You know what to do: https://www.ikoula.com/en/public-cloud

In the control panel it says "100 mbps", but it looks like it's a gigabit connection.

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CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5520  @ 2.27GHz
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 2261.054 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 48.9 GB (1.5 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 1498 MB (79 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 951 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime        : 0 days, 0 hour 5 min
Load average         : 0.00, 0.02, 0.00
OS                   : Debian GNU/Linux 9
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.9.0-4-amd64
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 295 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 266 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 249 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 270.0 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         81.2MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               106.187.96.148          5.37MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            4.19MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           76.3MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           78.5MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             8.79MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           9.54MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          7.58MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            72.2MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           4.39MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          3.61MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Terms:

*Offer limited to the first 1000 new customers, limited to one offer per legal entity. 
This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers or bundles. 
The deployment of the VM are limited in the European zone.
The additional VM created will be invoiced according to the applicable rates. See the conditions of the offer here.

So:
- One per client
- Deployment only in Europe (France or Netherlands)
- Looks like reccuring It's reccuring for 12 moths, then regular pricing. Thanks @dergelbe & @Neoon
- Don't abuse it (especially the internet connection) plz

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Comments

  • AidanAidan Member

    In the control panel it says "100 mbps", but it looks like it's a gigabit connection.

    Incoming is, outbound is capped at 100mbps.

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  • JoeMeritJoeMerit Member

    does it go back to regular pricing after a year?

  • needavpsneedavps Member

    I wouldn't recommend this company.

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  • saibalsaibal Member

    @needavps said:
    I wouldn't recommend this company.

    Care to elaborate why?

  • needavpsneedavps Member

    @saibal said:

    @needavps said:
    I wouldn't recommend this company.

    Care to elaborate why?

    it's a shit show. Just google ikoula review. web panel has problems. support has problems. It's never fixed.

  • saibalsaibal Member

    @needavps said:

    @saibal said:

    @needavps said:
    I wouldn't recommend this company.

    Care to elaborate why?

    it's a shit show. Just google ikoula review. web panel has problems. support has problems. It's never fixed.

    Have you used them personally?

  • needavpsneedavps Member

    @saibal said:

    @needavps said:

    @saibal said:

    @needavps said:
    I wouldn't recommend this company.

    Care to elaborate why?

    it's a shit show. Just google ikoula review. web panel has problems. support has problems. It's never fixed.

    Have you used them personally?

    I have. One reason I don't work with a french provider anymore. Go on ahead. Try it.

  • YuraYura Member

    @JoeMerit said:
    does it go back to regular pricing after a year?

    Yes

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  • saibalsaibal Member

    @needavps said:

    @saibal said:

    @needavps said:

    @saibal said:

    @needavps said:
    I wouldn't recommend this company.

    Care to elaborate why?

    it's a shit show. Just google ikoula review. web panel has problems. support has problems. It's never fixed.

    Have you used them personally?

    I have. One reason I don't work with a french provider anymore. Go on ahead. Try it.

    What's wrong with French providers?

  • dergelbedergelbe Member

    @JoeMerit said:
    does it go back to regular pricing after a year?

    Looks like as long as you renew it you keep that price. I am not 100% sure though. This is their TOS about that offer:

    https://www.ikoula.com/sites/default/files/images/conditions_offre_20ans_en.pdf

  • levnodelevnode Member
    edited July 30

    needavps said: I have. One reason I don't work with a french provider anymore. Go on ahead. Try it.

    I agree that their service is shit. However, French providers are good. Eg: Online, OVH. There are always good and bad, you know. It doesn't depend on the countries.

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  • JoeMeritJoeMerit Member
    edited July 30

    I bought this last weekend. The panel fails 95% of the time to create your VM and once you do get one spun-up, you run the risk of getting really old hardware (L5520s) but you also sometimes get put on really new stuff. So I'd recommend you keep killing and starting new instances until you get new hardware. (only problem is you will run into long periods where you cant spin anything up.)

  • @levnode said:

    needavps said: I have. One reason I don't work with a french provider anymore. Go on ahead. Try it.

    I agree that their service is shit. However, French providers are good. Eg: Online, OVH. There are always good and bad, you know. It doesn't depend on the countries.

    I thought I can give it a try just 1.19€/m for me. But I cannot even register since my email provider is banned tho it is one of the major ones in germany (web.de)

    @Ikoula

  • dergelbedergelbe Member
    edited July 30

    @Neoon said:
    The promotion text says its limited to 12 months.

    ... then, should the service not be renewed....

    I read it like, if you renew you keep that price. But I agree, it's not totally clear.

  • @JoeMerit

    Ended up just staying on the E5520 since it was getting plain annoying to deploy broken instances :)

    wget https://s.flamz.pw/dl/bench.sh && bash bench.sh

    curl https://s.flamz.pw/analytics/bench/stats.php

  • TheLinuxBugTheLinuxBug Member
    edited July 30

    needavps said: it's a shit show. Just google ikoula review. web panel has problems. support has problems. It's never fixed.

    This was my experience as well when I tested their VPS brand at one point. You get "what you pay for" I guess, but don't expect much more. Also, it is all Cogent if I remember correctly, so you get the bandwidth mix to match the price as well.

    my 2 cents.

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  • Do not choose iKoula.

    Only valid for the first year.

    This offer appeared more than a month ago.( May have exceeded 1,000 people

    They are very confused.

    When this offer appeared, the VPS speed limit was 10Mbps (staff acknowledged), and later they said that there is no speed limit.

    The panel is very bad, and the deleted VPS may still incurring costs.

    After more than a month, they suspended the accounts of many people (I am one of them, no abuse and violation of TOS behavior.), no backup, no reason.

    This was a very unpleasant experience, but fortunately I did not store important data.

    If you insist on using it, there may be some inexplicable expenses waiting for you.

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  • needavpsneedavps Member

    @levnode said:

    needavps said: I have. One reason I don't work with a french provider anymore. Go on ahead. Try it.

    I agree that their service is shit. However, French providers are good. Eg: Online, OVH. There are always good and bad, you know. It doesn't depend on the countries.

    Ok I will correct myself and say I do not and will not have any french servers in france.

  • hzrhzr Member

    moni099878 said: After more than a month, they suspended the accounts of many people (I am one of them, no abuse and violation of TOS behavior.), no backup, no reason.

    I have to ask: how many of them are chinese accounts?

  • @hzr said:

    moni099878 said: After more than a month, they suspended the accounts of many people (I am one of them, no abuse and violation of TOS behavior.), no backup, no reason.

    I have to ask: how many of them are chinese accounts?

    Good question, it seems that Chinese customers are not allowed to exist, right?

  • hzrhzr Member

    moni099878 said: Good question, it seems that Chinese customers are not allowed to exist, right?

    Based on what I've seen from french providers, yes

  • @hzr said:

    moni099878 said: Good question, it seems that Chinese customers are not allowed to exist, right?

    Based on what I've seen from french providers, yes

    So what does this have to do with iKoula?
    Does Online also reject Chinese people?
    iKoula also did not reject the Chinese.
    Is this your discrimination?

  • hzrhzr Member

    Yes, I'm obviously discriminating. I just seem to remember online 403ing most of chinese IPs on their site.

  • @hzr said:
    Yes, I'm obviously discriminating. I just seem to remember online 403ing most of chinese IPs on their site.

    If this is just your discrimination, it makes no sense to talk to you.
    Because you can use it to refute any problem.

  • h2oh2o Member

    @moni099878 said:

    @hzr said:
    Yes, I'm obviously discriminating. I just seem to remember online 403ing most of chinese IPs on their site.

    If this is just your discrimination, it makes no sense to talk to you.
    Because you can use it to refute any problem.

    All we know what is the chinese behaiver. Not all , but most. There's nothing to argue about.
    (Bie diu ren le , xi xi shui ba!)

  • moni099878moni099878 Member
    edited July 30

    @h2o said:

    @moni099878 said:

    @hzr said:
    Yes, I'm obviously discriminating. I just seem to remember online 403ing most of chinese IPs on their site.

    If this is just your discrimination, it makes no sense to talk to you.
    Because you can use it to refute any problem.

    All we know what is the chinese behaiver. Not all , but most. There's nothing to argue about.
    (Bie diu ren le , xi xi shui ba!)

    Great, you are a Chinese who represents the majority of Chinese. ( 丟人現眼的是您,先生。 It’s you, sir.

  • moni099878moni099878 Member
    edited July 30

    @h2o said:

    @moni099878 said:

    @hzr said:
    Yes, I'm obviously discriminating. I just seem to remember online 403ing most of chinese IPs on their site.

    If this is just your discrimination, it makes no sense to talk to you.
    Because you can use it to refute any problem.

    All we know what is the chinese behaiver. Not all , but most. There's nothing to argue about.
    (Bie diu ren le , xi xi shui ba!)

    Please pay attention to yourself.

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  • needavpsneedavps Member

    Ok... so we know french people are racist and this thread is really about chinese racism. what a spin. never expected it.

  • moni099878moni099878 Member
    edited July 30

    @moni099878 said:

    @h2o said:

    @moni099878 said:

    @hzr said:
    Yes, I'm obviously discriminating. I just seem to remember online 403ing most of chinese IPs on their site.

    If this is just your discrimination, it makes no sense to talk to you.
    Because you can use it to refute any problem.

    All we know what is the chinese behaiver. Not all , but most. There's nothing to argue about.
    (Bie diu ren le , xi xi shui ba!)

    Great, you are a Chinese who represents the majority of Chinese. ( 丟人現眼的是您,先生。 It’s you, sir.

    Finally, what I am talking about is iKoula's problem. Please don't involve the Chinese issue. This has nothing to do with it.

  • mrclownmrclown Member
    edited July 30

    This is their new product even though most of the features are almost not what we wanted. Not sure how much more they are going to invest for further improvement.
    Some of us here has been tested since last week and noticed multiple flaws.

    Good to test

    1 EUR per month (up to 12 months) on EU deployments only

    signature for rent - ^_^

  • For me it is still possible to deploy in the US and Singapore locations without incurring extra cost (by using Cloudstack, not the extranet).

    I have some benchmarks of all the locations (excluding France since deployment is broken)

    For me all the CPUs were E5520 except Miami which was E5-2643 v3. Maybe I just got lucky.

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  • jvnadrjvnadr Member

    @moni099878 Unfortunately, a lot of of Chinese users, especially in low end providers, are causing problems to providers with unreasonable chargebacks, unrealistic demands and expectations, disputes just because they want to test services etc. Your people has created a very bad name in industry when comes to cheap low end services. Maybe it is the cultural and language barrier, but many providers that do not have been specialized in providing services to Chinese, think such customers are PITA.

    needavps said: it's a shit show. Just google ikoula review. web panel has problems. support has problems. It's never fixed.

    I am a client of Ikoula since 2015. never had issues with their panel, never had issues with support, never had issues with my server even if it is a really low priced (an offer of €11 for a X3440, unbeatable offer then). it is up since my last format (344 days on) and with good connectivity.

    • If a program actually fits in memory and has enough disk space, it is guaranteed to crash.
    • If such a program has not crashed yet, it is waiting for a critical moment before it crashes.

  • moni099878moni099878 Member
    edited July 30

    @jvnadr said:
    @moni099878 Unfortunately, a lot of of Chinese users, especially in low end providers, are causing problems to providers with unreasonable chargebacks, unrealistic demands and expectations, disputes just because they want to test services etc. Your people has created a very bad name in industry when comes to cheap low end services. Maybe it is the cultural and language barrier, but many providers that do not have been specialized in providing services to Chinese, think such customers are PITA.

    needavps said: it's a shit show. Just google ikoula review. web panel has problems. support has problems. It's never fixed.

    I am a client of Ikoula since 2015. never had issues with their panel, never had issues with support, never had issues with my server even if it is a really low priced (an offer of €11 for a X3440, unbeatable offer then). it is up since my last format (344 days on) and with good connectivity.

    There is still no reason to suspend the account.

  • @karatekidmonkey said:
    For me it is still possible to deploy in the US and Singapore locations without incurring extra cost (by using Cloudstack, not the extranet).

    I have some benchmarks of all the locations (excluding France since deployment is broken)

    For me all the CPUs were E5520 except Miami which was E5-2643 v3. Maybe I just got lucky.

    Probably get E5-2667v4 or Gold 6134 at FR, DE.

  • doughnetdoughnet Member

    I dont get how to deploy and use the special pricing. Is there a specific compute offering (plan)? None list the promo name.

  • sliceboxslicebox Member

    Just ordered one, to test, it says promo is limited to euro zones, so tried NL, it said error 533 something, tried 10 times, still same error, then tried the France one, it creates a machine here, but it always hung at status of starting, it never starts, it just sits there, tried multiple times, i don't know how a company would launch such a thing

  • ChuckChuck Member

    €9.99 for that specs?

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  • jvnadrjvnadr Member

    moni099878 said: There is still no reason to suspend the account.

    I am talking generally about this:

    moni099878 said: it seems that Chinese customers are not allowed to exist, right?

    As of your suspension, the only thing you provided as information here is that you claim they suspended you without a reason.

    moni099878 said: After more than a month, they suspended the accounts of many people (I am one of them, no abuse and violation of TOS behavior.), no backup, no reason.

    How do you know that they suspended lot of accounts and without a reason? Did you open a ticket to ask them? Did you make a dispute - chargeback? I don't claim you are in bad here, but I really do not trust "reviews" with no info at all and claims like "I don't work with a french provider anymore"...

    • If a program actually fits in memory and has enough disk space, it is guaranteed to crash.
    • If such a program has not crashed yet, it is waiting for a critical moment before it crashes.

  • Jona4sJona4s Member

    Not to mention 9/10 IP's scanning / exploiting are from china botnets.

    Just shout WOW

  • CrelingCreling Member

    @Jona4s said:
    Not to mention 9/10 IP's scanning / exploiting are from china botnets.

    This is a prejudice,Sir. You won't know how expensive Chinese IPs and Chinese VPSs are. So few people use Chinese vps to scan IPs. In fact, most of the IP scans I have captured come from the US because of the low cost . ( I dont mean the man behind are American but how can you prove the man behind are Chinese ?)

  • moni099878moni099878 Member
    edited July 30

    @jvnadr said:

    moni099878 said: There is still no reason to suspend the account.

    I am talking generally about this:

    moni099878 said: it seems that Chinese customers are not allowed to exist, right?

    As of your suspension, the only thing you provided as information here is that you claim they suspended you without a reason.

    moni099878 said: After more than a month, they suspended the accounts of many people (I am one of them, no abuse and violation of TOS behavior.), no backup, no reason.

    How do you know that they suspended lot of accounts and without a reason? Did you open a ticket to ask them? Did you make a dispute - chargeback? I don't claim you are in bad here, but I really do not trust "reviews" with no info at all and claims like "I don't work with a french provider anymore"...

    hostloc.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=463958&highlight=ikoula

    hostloc.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=463943&highlight=ikoula

    hostloc.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=464149&highlight=ikoula

    hostloc.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=464171&highlight=ikoula

  • MrPsychoMrPsycho Member

    Can we please get over that China <--> EU conflict and focus on the actual quality of services provided by iKoula? Maybe @moni099878 can create his own drama thread. Those are in demand right now as I haven't seen a good drama since Dewlance

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  • @hzr said:
    Yes, I'm obviously discriminating. I just seem to remember online 403ing most of chinese IPs on their site.

    They go overboard IMO. My leaseweb Singapore vpn IP gets 403d too.

  • moni099878moni099878 Member
    edited July 30

    @jvnadr said:

    moni099878 said: There is still no reason to suspend the account.

    I am talking generally about this:

    moni099878 said: it seems that Chinese customers are not allowed to exist, right?

    As of your suspension, the only thing you provided as information here is that you claim they suspended you without a reason.

    moni099878 said: After more than a month, they suspended the accounts of many people (I am one of them, no abuse and violation of TOS behavior.), no backup, no reason.

    How do you know that they suspended lot of accounts and without a reason? Did you open a ticket to ask them? Did you make a dispute - chargeback? I don't claim you are in bad here, but I really do not trust "reviews" with no info at all and claims like "I don't work with a french provider anymore"...

    I have not used the Paypal dispute. And I did't get refund. Don't care. Anyway, only 1 eur, I just want to explain how bad the service of iKoula is.

    I didn't pay attention to it since I bought it. Until I received this email, I found out that my account no longer exists.

    I tried to recover my password, but my username is blank. I can't login.

  • @slicebox said:
    Just ordered one, to test, it says promo is limited to euro zones, so tried NL, it said error 533 something, tried 10 times, still same error, then tried the France one, it creates a machine here, but it always hung at status of starting, it never starts, it just sits there, tried multiple times, i don't know how a company would launch such a thing

    I also tried NL. Seems to be full? I do not know. However tho it says limited to one legal entity it seems I can buy that promotion multiple times?!
    But I just want one to test. Idm my 12 bucks + vat :D

  • needavpsneedavps Member
    edited July 30

    @MrPsycho said:
    Can we please get over that China <--> EU conflict and focus on the actual quality of services provided by iKoula? Maybe @moni099878 can create his own drama thread. Those are in demand right now as I haven't seen a good drama since Dewlance

    actually plenty of negative reviews already. only people causing drama is shrills. In this thread alone people are having problem creating instances for their plan. This company is a joke. Offers cloud service that is not created when you buy the plan but than errors when you try to create/use it. control panel continues to reset the language which is a complaint for years. Creates error when you try to create a ticket... What cloud provider has these problems continuously that is not resolved for weeks.

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited July 30

    karatekidmonkey said: For me it is still possible to deploy in the US and Singapore locations without incurring extra cost (by using Cloudstack, not the extranet).

    Wow, you're such a cunning chap, you sure gamed the system. Btw expect your invoice in a week or two, for "over-limit resource usage". I had to pay 0.01 EUR on a separate invoice for trying Singapore for a few minutes.

    And yeah the panel is terrible, CPU is oversold, there's no IPv6, bandwidth is Cogent, no DDoS migration, and you don't even get the advertised 1.7 GB of RAM;

    MrPsycho said: Total amount of Mem : 1498 MB

    Jun 28 01:37:21  rm>    KiB Mem :  1534144
    Jun 28 01:37:26  rm>    how is this 1.7 GB RAM
    Jun 28 01:37:46  rm>    1570963456 bytes
    Jun 28 01:37:50  rm>    not even 17000000000000000
    Jun 28 01:37:54  rm>    SCAM

    Oh and also OLD NEWS this is active since a month by now.

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  • levnodelevnode Member

    Creling said: This is a prejudice,Sir. You won't know how expensive Chinese IPs and Chinese VPSs are. So few people use Chinese vps to scan IPs. In fact, most of the IP scans I have captured come from the US because of the low cost . ( I dont mean the man behind are American but how can you prove the man behind are Chinese ?)

    No, almost US providers don't tolerate for that type of spam/scan, however, Chinese providers do. I confirm that 90% of scan/DDOS come to my servers (about 200 servers) are from China.

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  • @rm_ said:

    MrPsycho said: Total amount of Mem : 1498 MB

    Jun 28 01:37:21     KiB Mem :  1534144
    > Jun 28 01:37:26     how is this 1.7 GB RAM
    > Jun 28 01:37:46     1570963456 bytes
    > Jun 28 01:37:50     not even 17000000000000000
    > Jun 28 01:37:54     SCAM

    I was scratching my head about this too. Does this happen on aws Xen 1.7gb instances ?

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