Aruba's €1 VPS is gone?
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Aruba's €1 VPS is gone?

Just wanted to try my luck with a random location but it seems to be no more.

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  • Dearest v3nilla,

    I can not say you are missing out on much. There are still many providers offering a much higher quality service at a similar price. With these providers you know what you will be given as well. I have used Aruba and was very disappointed in their service. In my opinion it is much better to spend a little more for service light years ahead of Aruba. Aruba's plan now at 2.79 is simply not worth the price. I would recommend Scaleway or Hetzner if you are looking for a service similar, in EU datacenters.

    With Warm Regards,
    James B Peach

  • MrHMrH Member

    @v3nilla said:
    Just wanted to try my luck with a random location but it seems to be no more.

    https://www.arubacloud.pl

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  • lemonlemon Member

    @jamespeach said:
    Dearest v3nilla,

    There are still many providers offering a much higher quality service at a similar price.

    So, would you mind sharing those even better deals?

    i did NAT

  • I'm still see an offer and ability to order at aruba control panel for 1EUR at random location. It's a reseller account, so maybe it's a matter. :) They're are OK for 1 EUR vps for sure...

  • Hasn't that been gone for over a year?

  • @GnuHost_Ross said:
    Hasn't that been gone for over a year?

    You're thinking of Vultr $2.50/mo w/ IPv4.

  • @jamespeach What kind of issues did you exactly faced with ArubaCloud? I recently decided to go with them for a certain project and when I was testing their starter plan it felt pretty solid to me. It would be great if you can tell me why I should stay away from ArubaCloud.

    Thanks.

  • tsofttsoft Member

    Then Aruba is gone.

    @wa44io4
    Last time I tried, they had poor IP reputation. Even if you do not send emails from their Ips, you will be blocked by many providers.

    Now their prices are less competitive comparing to other options in the same locations.

  • LvivLviv Member

    ArubaCloud works fine especially for that money, FR1 and UK1 locations (Equinix DC) are the best

  • Prime404Prime404 Member
    edited October 26

    To be honest, the 1 euro per month deal was very unsustainable and I bet that's the reason they discontinued it. Though, they still offer somewhat similar deals on their eastern European sites.

  • DazzleDazzle Member
    edited October 26

    Dearest James Peach @jamespeach,

    We want a list of similar providers alternative to Aruba but on the same price.

    Sincerely,
    Dazzle

  • @tsoft I have tested their IP Address (of my VM) against 10+ blacklist checker and none of them shows anything wrong / negative at all.

    Also, this doesn't seems bad at all (so far) -

  • @wa44io4 said:
    @tsoft I have tested their IP Address (of my VM) against 10+ blacklist checker and none of them shows anything wrong / negative at all.

    Also, this doesn't seems bad at all (so far) -

    Yes it was verry hard to beat what aruba offered for 1 euro, actually impossible for everyone so from there comes the jealousy of other providers :tongue:

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  • smilesmile Member

    their uk ones are amaaazzzzziiinnnngggggg. Their italy ones are meh.

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  • wa44io4wa44io4 Member
    edited October 26

    @Daverno Actually maybe there's many providers in LET who can provide better offers but most of them are not suitable for real production usage. This may hurt many people / providers but please note that I am telling this from my personal point of view.

  • @wa44io4 said:
    @Daverno Actually maybe there's many providers in LET who can provide better offers but most of then are not suitable for real production usage. This may hurt many people / providers but please note that it's just my personal point of view.

    True there are hosts with better offers but not about that specific offer, find me an provider that matches the 1 euro aruba vps 🙃

  • tsoft said: Last time I tried, they had poor IP reputation. Even if you do not send emails from their Ips, you will be blocked by many providers.

    Aruba does remain the only provider I've blocked by ASN thus far.

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  • How about the existing €1 VPS on IT1, they get more expensive too?

    I have one since a year or so. No problem at all. All smooth. Fast too.

    However, for €2.79 I may move to ..... not sure... Hetzner, Netcup, Contado..

  • creepcreep Member

    @Damian said:

    tsoft said: Last time I tried, they had poor IP reputation. Even if you do not send emails from their Ips, you will be blocked by many providers.

    Aruba does remain the only provider I've blocked by ASN thus far.

    I blocked the whole China.

  • tsofttsoft Member

    @wa44io4 said:
    I have tested their IP Address (of my VM) against 10+ blacklist

    Which location?
    Test there https://hetrixtools.com/

    I've tried the UK location and everything appears in random blacklists :(
    But probably they have cleaned the networks.

  • doghouchdoghouch Moderator

    @creep said:

    @Damian said:

    tsoft said: Last time I tried, they had poor IP reputation. Even if you do not send emails from their Ips, you will be blocked by many providers.

    Aruba does remain the only provider I've blocked by ASN thus far.

    I blocked the whole China.

    On an unrelated note: if everyone blocked EU addresses, they’d be forced to come back and apologize for being so power hungrrrrry.

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  • I have one in DE datacenter,if you want,i can sell it to you just 1 EUR

  • @tsoft nothing either -

  • jvnadrjvnadr Member
    edited October 27

    tsoft said: Last time I tried, they had poor IP reputation. Even if you do not send emails from their Ips, you will be blocked by many providers.

    No, they don't have poor ip reputation. The opposite. If you have anything to backup your claim, please elaborate. Also, a "dirty" ip wll affect ONLY email deliverability. What does this "blocked by many provider" mean?
    Please, don't post crappy opinions with false statements...

    k2775739 said: I have one in DE datacenter,if you want,i can sell it to you just 1 EUR

    VPS cannot be transferred except if you give out the entire account with your details...

    jamespeach said: I can not say you are missing out on much. There are still many providers offering a much higher quality service at a similar price. With these providers you know what you will be given as well. I have used Aruba and was very disappointed in their service. In my opinion it is much better to spend a little more for service light years ahead of Aruba. Aruba's plan now at 2.79 is simply not worth the price. I would recommend Scaleway or Hetzner if you are looking for a service similar, in EU datacenters.

    This @jamespeach had already open a thread bashing Aruba with false statements. https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/149858/arubacloud-review
    He was incapable to understand their panel that everybody else can and, somehow, this is an Aruba fault and not his incapability. He claimed that they advertising hourly billing when they do not, they clearly state monthly billing. He didn't even try the product because he created on accident a vps and deleted it, no usage, no benchmarks, no nothing. And he come back after 4 months to bash them again without even having tried a vps from them.
    Can you please tell us when u used Aruba and why did you get very disappointed in their service, please?

    I use 3 locations of Aruba €1/m vps and, for the price and specs, I am more than happy! Good performance, clean ips (the one is being used as a mail server), great uptime, nice speeds.

    • 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.

  • tsofttsoft Member
    edited October 27

    @jvnadr said:
    If you have anything to backup your claim, please elaborate

    https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/81266/stupid-unprofessional-staff-at-arubacloud

    Enough?

  • jvnadr said: No, they don't have poor ip reputation. The opposite.

    I have three Aruba VPS (UK, DE, IT). Two (DE, IT) have poor IP reputations. Example applying /24 mask: http://www.spamrats.com/lookup.php?ip=86.105.52.1

    This is a Worst Offender Alert and this means that not only this IP address, but the whole class 'C' is also on the indicated SpamRats List.

    Second example: http://www.spamrats.com/bl?80.211.157.1

    However, apart from the poor IP reputation I've been very pleased - the reliability has been excellent for a couple of years and price/performance is good.

  • tsofttsoft Member

    @jvnadr said:
    Also, a "dirty" ip wll affect ONLY email deliverability.

    For example, if you point A record to such "dirty" IP, your emails will be rejected even if you send them from mailgun, sendgrid and so on.

    Imho, Clouvider it the cleanest network in the UK. And much faster than Aruba. They have routing issues in some locations.

  • zkyezzkyez Member

    @tsoft said:

    @jvnadr said:
    Also, a "dirty" ip wll affect ONLY email deliverability.

    For example, if you point A record to such "dirty" IP, your emails will be rejected even if you send them from mailgun, sendgrid and so on.

    Imho, Clouvider it the cleanest network in the UK. And much faster than Aruba. They have routing issues in some locations.

    Clouvider isn't 1 euro though.

  • @tsoft why are we comparing things with @Clouvider ? They are not even similar type of provider and what @jvnadr meant by that is if you don't use your VPS for any type of emailing at all then you have no downside. Now don't tell me all type of projects requires emailing.

  • Quite a time has passed since they increased their 1€ plan price. It was a really good price though. If anyone knows good plan with the same price I might try them.

  • jvnadrjvnadr Member
    edited October 27

    Every provider can from time to time see an ip range gets into a blacklist. Even the bigger ones. I have severals and had more in the past 1 euro boxes from Aruba, non of them was in a blacklist. None. And i still use one for email box exlusively and another for webserver with a small email box for internal usage. Both were and are clean.

    @tetech Both ranges are just on the spamrat list. In all other lists, they are clean. Even Google Mail will accept them.
    Smamrat rbl is not one common used list and there is a lot of critisism in the web about their listings and their removal procedure.
    Both addresses in all other lists are clean and reputable. Barracuda, Spamhaus, Spamcop, Spews... All clear. See this https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=mx:86.105.52.1&run=toolpage
    So, claiming that they have poor ip reputation because of some /24 exists on a non standard rbl list, is not an accurate claim.

    tsoft said: Clouvider it the cleanest network in the UK. And much faster than Aruba.

    And if I use a Porsche I will get faster and more secure driving with a speed of 250Kmh/hr instead of using a Fiat Panda 500cc on an autobank with a speed of 150Khm/hr . Is this an argument? Cloudvider's infrastructure is a top-notch and much more expensive than Aruba's one. Compare apples with apples, no apples with pork meat...

    Absolutely not. This is an April 2016 (already 2 1/2 years before) thread with OP's only opinion. Aruba is strict on spamming for this price. They state this clearly on their TOS. And as others said in their replies, mistakes can arise. For €1 per month, don't expect the best support without mistakes. If you search LET (I am sure you already did this) you will not find many complains about them. And most of them are for having much higher expectations on speed and support speed than the price excuses...

    • 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.

  • smilesmile Member

    arubacloud email sending is fine. Just disable or deprioritize ipv6. my main complaint is no reverse ipv6 dns so when their ip goes to junk blacklists like for example webiron.net or nszones.com; there's no way to get it off their blacklist.

    sure their services get abused by idiots; considering the last month; a bunch of retards been using their ip space to implement router exploits but you also get that from a popular provider here like buyvm.

    Price change was good for us old users as the price doesn't seem to be changed and less abuse overall and much of the idiots have left already so only good times ahead.

    Looking to add some Black Friday specials under 20 euro year. PM me.
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  • @smile said:
    arubacloud email sending is fine. Just disable or deprioritize ipv6. my main complaint is no reverse ipv6 dns so when their ip goes to junk blacklists like for example webiron.net or nszones.com; there's no way to get it off their blacklist.

    sure their services get abused by idiots; considering the last month; a bunch of retards been using their ip space to implement router exploits but you also get that from a popular provider here like buyvm.

    Price change was good for us old users as the price doesn't seem to be changed and less abuse overall and much of the idiots have left already so only good times ahead.

    When deploying a VPS you have a check-box for enabling IPv6. Just leave it disabled and then use the server for mail. Whatever you do, never use it for spam, and make sure it's secured.

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

  • You can still get it for like 1.2x EUR from their Czech website : https://forpsi.com/virtual/

  • I have 1 vm at their UK datacenter, very happy with it.
    Hope they don't raise the price for existing clients.

  • gol3mgol3m Member

    I have never seen an Arubacloud IP match on blocklist.info .

    The panel is the worst I have ever seen.

  • jvnadr said: So, claiming that they have poor ip reputation because of some /24 exists on a non standard rbl list, is not an accurate claim.

    It was an example. One of my IPs is on 5 different blacklists (and not due to my own activity). None of the dozens of IPs I have with other providers are on any blacklists, so at least for me, Aruba has the worst IP reputations. You may have a different experience, but I call it as I see it.

  • gol3mgol3m Member

    @tetech said:

    jvnadr said: So, claiming that they have poor ip reputation because of some /24 exists on a non standard rbl list, is not an accurate claim.

    It was an example. One of my IPs is on 5 different blacklists (and not due to my own activity). None of the dozens of IPs I have with other providers are on any blacklists, so at least for me, Aruba has the worst IP reputations. You may have a different experience, but I call it as I see it.

    What is the IP then and what blacklists are we talking about? I am seeing an online.net IP on a blacklist for having "generic DNS", which doesn't mean anything, obviously.

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  • jvnadrjvnadr Member
    edited October 28

    tetech said: It was an example. One of my IPs is on 5 different blacklists (and not due to my own activity). None of the dozens of IPs I have with other providers are on any blacklists, so at least for me, Aruba has the worst IP reputations. You may have a different experience, but I call it as I see it.

    Because of one from five ips of yours included in some rbl's, you can claim that Aruba has the worst ip reputation? Brilliant!
    So, if you buy a new car from Lotus and does have an issue that has to be repaired, but you have also bought cars from FIAT, KIA and other brands and have never any issue for those cars as new, you can say that BMW has the worst reputation from all other brands!

    Nobel prize for thinking! You should apply for it. Now. Hurry up!

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    • 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.

  • jvnadrjvnadr Member
    edited October 28

    tetech said: One of my IPs is on 5 different blacklists (and not due to my own activity)

    What ips are on 5 different lists? You posted 2 ips that are included in a single shitty list only. Those 2 ips you posted, do not exist on reputable lists, as i wrote before. https://www.rackaid.com/blog/email-blacklists/ is a good example of some valuable lists, non of the 2 ips you posted are there.

    tetech said: I have three Aruba VPS (UK, DE, IT). Two (DE, IT) have poor IP reputations. Example applying /24 mask: http://www.spamrats.com/lookup.php?ip=86.105.52.1

    tetech said: It was an example. One of my IPs is on 5 different blacklists (and not due to my own activity).

    In your first post, you claim that you have 3 Aruba vps and two of them are on a single blacklist (spamrat) as you posted the whole /24 that including your own ip.
    In your second post, you claim that one of your Aruba vps is included in 5 spamlists! Witch one is true? Both cannot be... Simple mathematics...

    It's nice to speculate without backing up the claims in a forum that we are all anonymous, isn't it?

    • 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.

  • YuraYura Member

    @gol3m said:
    The panel is the worst I have ever seen.

  • smilesmile Member

    finally gone from their regional sites. Hope there will finally be a break from exploits being hosting on their servers.

    Looking to add some Black Friday specials under 20 euro year. PM me.
    Affiliate links: Cloudcone Virmach

  • tetechtetech Member
    edited November 7

    jvnadr said: In your first post, you claim that you have 3 Aruba vps and two of them are on a single blacklist (spamrat) as you posted the whole /24 that including your own ip.
    In your second post, you claim that one of your Aruba vps is included in 5 spamlists! Witch one is true? Both cannot be... Simple mathematics...

    I said that I have three Aruba VPS'es. One of them (UK) has no problem with IP reputation (since you require a grade 3 level interpretation, this means it is on zero blacklists).

    One of them (DE) is on five blacklists reported by Hetrix, and another (IT) is on six blacklists. The most problematic blacklists for me are not the public ones. Most problematic is proofpoint since this results in email to quite a few of their Fortune 500 customers getting blocked. The second most problematic (at least in my geography) is Altice since they have around 5 million customers. Email is also getting blocked almost entirely by .gov.au. Public listings include spfbl.net, webiron, spamrats (nothing as bad as SORBS though).

    Nowhere did I say "a single blacklist". Learn how to read English.

    If Aruba works for you then I'm happy for you. My UK IP seems pretty clean too, and as stated, other than email deliverability I've been a happy customer. But these other two VPSes (DE/IT) caused enough hours of work on deliverability issues that I now route email via other services. And no, I'm not posting the exact IPs here.

    Maybe this detail helps someone else, but frankly I don't care if you want to discredit my experience.

  • edited November 8

    I have 20 VMs at Aruba, spread between DE, UK, FR, CZ, IT1, IT2, gathered over a period if some 4 years, spread across multiple accounts. At peak, I have some 30+ VMs at Aruba. In terms of stability, generally they have been stable. So they are great for running various applications, eg: Web applications, or applications that are internal facing (ie: for self consumption).

    Over this period, I have seen some down time, particularly with IPv6, on some of these VMs. At times, there could be IPv6 problems with some VMs at a particular location, while other VMs at the same location do not see any problems. But these problems are very seldom, as I have seen and as seen on my monitoring system. From my view, availability is not much different from that of OVH, Hetzner, Scaleway.

    As for IPs in blacklists, some of their IPs are certainly tainted. But some are OK. If you have used the IPs for a long time, then it would be easier to make sure that they are clean, have them delisted at some of the blacklists (some blacklists are difficult or virtually impossible to delist from). So if you would like to use these VMs for mail, then it may make sense to either spend the time and effort to get them delisted from blacklists and ensure that they do not get on blacklists, or route the mail through a machine with cleaner IP. From my view, this is not much different from that of OVH, Hetzner, Scaleway either.

    Of course, some blacklists could be deemed to be less important than others. It's a matter for each to decide, and it's a matter for each to decide whether it is important to be delisted from whichever blacklist.

    There is no way to have reverse DNS on their IPv6 addresses. So either disable IPv6 completely or use HE.net tunnels (which have support for reverse DNS for IPv6 addresses). This is not quite different from DigitalOcean which do not allow outbound port 25 on IPv6. So the way to work around it at DigitalOcean would similarly be either to disable IPv6 completely or use HE.net tunnels.

    As for blocking by ASN, it's again up to someone to decide whether this is appropriate. But noting that Aruba is a major Italian hosting operator, blocking by ASN would come with some risks also, as one could be blocking legit traffic. But if it is determined that there could be no legit traffic coming from Aruba's ASN, then it could be appropriate.

    Aruba IT support is not good. But support from Forpsi CZ and Forpsi SK tends to be better. From my view, Aruba IT support is not much different from that of OVH or Scaleway either, where I have had a mix of smart and blunt response. Hetzner support tends to be better. I know that UltraVPS.eu have been regarded by some as being positive. But I have had a mix of smart and blunt support response from them also, along with performance problems that went on for some time. My best experience with support has so far been with Vultr and Linode, having run some 10+ VMs with Vultr and 20+ VMs with Linode. They were quick to respond, informative, and not blunt!

    If Aruba IT decides that you have been a spam source (regardless of whether you are or not!), they could shut down all your VMs with little to no notice. Then welcome to the twisted process of getting them to enable them again. Yes, this is from experience. The VM that triggered Aruba IT shutting down all the VMs in the account was running a mailing list for an academic research group (part of community engagement with the academic researchers, that has been in place for years). But the impact of such shutdown can be minimized by having the VMs spread across multiple accounts. Once it is known of the risk of such shutdown, today, that mailing list is hosted with another provider, but on similar principle of that VM being the only VM in the account.

  • The 1e offer is long gone now, even Aruba PL and Forpsi removed it.

  • sonicsonic Member

    @deathlife23 said:
    The 1e offer is long gone now, even Aruba PL and Forpsi removed it.

    Bad news :(

    Gapps legacy 100/200 users cheap 4 sale. PM

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