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    servaRICA: Storage VPS Now With 3X Disk Space For The Same Price

    HaniHani Member, Provider

    Hi LET,

    In March 2019 we did a Storage VPS offer with 500GB of space .
    We have upgraded our SAN storage capacity and decided this month to upgrade the offer with 3X the space (users who got the old offer will be offered the extra space for free to match the new offer)

    Now the new offer has 1.5TB of disk space

    Not only that
    it is **unlimited **bandwidth

    and the CPU is **dedicated **so you can abuse it as you wish.

    This is Xen based VPS (similar to KVM if you are unfamiliar with Xen)

    here are the specs of the new offer

    Big Storage LET Special X3
    1.5TB disk space
    1GB RAM
    1 CPU core dedicated
    unlimited transfer
    100mbps vps port 
    1x IPv4
    IPv6 available by request
    $7$/month
    

    Order here https://servarica.com/clients/cart.php?a=add&pid=404

    search about us if you are not familiar with us we have been around for a long time.

    Thanks
    servaRICA.com

    VPS and Cloud hosting at
    http://servarica.com

    Comments

    • kp93kp93 Member

      Nice provider.

      Had been with them since 2014.

      saw only two major downtime.

      1 - Once their Node crashed fully, which was restored .

      2 - Second when their providers fiber got cut.

      Live chat support is very good, staff knows what exactly they are doing.

      For windows they only have Windows server 2008 Licenses.

      Thanked by 3Hani willie vimalware
    • @Hani you may wanna include location :P

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @blackjack4494 said:
      @Hani you may wanna include location :P

      oh sorry

      it is located in Montreal,Quebec,Canada

      cannot edit the post anymore

      Thanked by 2vimalware pike

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • hanhanhanhan Member

      Is there an ip address that can be tested?

    • donlidonli Member

      @Hani said:

      search about us if you are not familiar with us we have been around for a long time.

      I guess you have been around for a while since this is in your Terms of Service:

      Usenet SPAMing: RWS has a zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for the posting of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate the rules, regulations, FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.

      Thanked by 2willie uptime
    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @hanhan said:
      Is there an ip address that can be tested?

      this is the test ip
      162.250.190.17

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @donli said:

      @Hani said:

      search about us if you are not familiar with us we have been around for a long time.

      I guess you have been around for a while since this is in your Terms of Service:

      Usenet SPAMing: RWS has a zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for the posting of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate the rules, regulations, FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.

      we started in 2010 usenet was a thing at that time :smile:

      Thanked by 2vimalware uptime

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • What's the SAN raid level?

    • @jbuggie said:
      What's the SAN raid level?

      Over 9000.

      Thanked by 1imok
    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @jbuggie said:
      What's the SAN raid level?

      it is raidz2
      every 6 disks will have 4 holding data and 2 for checksums

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • Is it possible to get a higher port... I am not looking for unlimited port. It's mainly a storage box where things will be dumped once... thnx

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @plumberg said:
      Is it possible to get a higher port... I am not looking for unlimited port. It's mainly a storage box where things will be dumped once... thnx

      at this moment no but we are activly working on it and it should be an option in few days

      you can order now if you need the vps urgently and will switch you to 1gbps port with limit or you can wait few days and will update this thread when we have that option

      I dont know now how much the limit will be on the 1gbps will need to do the calculations to get it

      Thanked by 1plumberg

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • any chance you could post output for "cryptsetup benchmark"

    • @Hani said:

      @plumberg said:
      Is it possible to get a higher port... I am not looking for unlimited port. It's mainly a storage box where things will be dumped once... thnx

      at this moment no but we are activly working on it and it should be an option in few days

      you can order now if you need the vps urgently and will switch you to 1gbps port with limit or you can wait few days and will update this thread when we have that option

      I dont know now how much the limit will be on the 1gbps will need to do the calculations to get it

      Awesome. I can wait as long as there will be some stock available then.

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @jbuggie said:
      any chance you could post output for "cryptsetup benchmark"

      here are the results
      crypto-bench.png

      I have the result from another server pool which is almost double the performance but I wont share it since we cant grantee you will be placed on the new pool

      So what i posted here is the worst case scenario

      Thanked by 1vimalware

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • would love to see 1gbps with limit option

    • Location? Looking Glass? Is custom ISO doable?

      Thanked by 1Hani
    • sanvit said: Location?

      Hani said: oh sorry
      it is located in Montreal,Quebec,Canada

      Thanked by 1sanvit
    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @sanvit said:
      Location? Looking Glass? Is custom ISO doable?

      Custom ISO is allowed you need to open a ticket with link to it so the admins can mount it for you

      for looking glass we dont have one yet will try to install it and update here

      our location is in Montreal and just a note we are NOT OVH resellers (we have our own servers and network)

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • I have a ssd service with them and the up time, support and performance is great.

      Thanked by 1Hani

      My list of reliable providers :
      Ramnode : HostHatch : Dediserve : Serverica : GBServe : OnePoundWebHosting : Vultr : Few more under testing!

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @sanvit said:
      Location? Looking Glass? Is custom ISO doable?

      here is the looking glass
      http://162.250.188.171/lg/LookingGlass/

      Thanked by 1hide1hide

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • dahartigandahartigan Member, Host Rep

      I'd also be interested in the gigabit port with a limit if you've made any progress on that.

      I'm a HostDoc representative and purveyor of high quality potassium.

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @dahartigan said:
      I'd also be interested in the gigabit port with a limit if you've made any progress on that.

      yes we are working toward that goal and we finished half of what we need to do
      we expect it to be ready by 1st week on Oct

      hopefully we will deliver on time

      Thanked by 1dahartigan

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • dahartigandahartigan Member, Host Rep
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2696 v2 @ 2.50GHz
      Number of cores      : 1
      CPU frequency        : 2500.014 MHz
      Total size of Disk   : 1536.2 GB (754.1 GB Used)
      Total amount of Mem  : 992 MB (76 MB Used)
      Total amount of Swap : 375 MB (9 MB Used)
      System uptime        : 7 days, 13 hour 15 min
      Load average         : 0.13, 0.10, 0.09
      OS                   : Debian GNU/Linux 9
      Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
      Kernel               : 4.9.0-8-amd64
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      I/O speed(1st run)   : 97.8 MB/s
      I/O speed(2nd run)   : 110 MB/s
      I/O speed(3rd run)   : 292 MB/s
      Average I/O speed    : 166.6 MB/s
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
      CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         11.7MB/s
      Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           4.85MB/s
      Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            2.54MB/s
      Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           7.66MB/s
      Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           9.64MB/s
      Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             11.2MB/s
      Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           10.8MB/s
      Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          10.2MB/s
      Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            5.92MB/s
      Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           3.49MB/s
      Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          5.94MB/s
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      

      Bench.sh for this if anyone is interested

      I'm a HostDoc representative and purveyor of high quality potassium.

    • Private tracker torrenting permitted?
      Couldn't find anything around torrent.

      : () {: |: &} ;:

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @gitreset said:
      Private tracker torrenting permitted?
      Couldn't find anything around torrent.

      we dont have issue with torrent in general
      if what you host will not generate DCMA/copyright reports we will never look into your VPS

      hope that answer help

      Thanked by 1dahartigan

      VPS and Cloud hosting at
      http://servarica.com

    • @Hani said:

      @gitreset said:
      Private tracker torrenting permitted?
      Couldn't find anything around torrent.

      we dont have issue with torrent in general
      if what you host will not generate DCMA/copyright reports we will never look into your VPS

      hope that answer help

      Do you log on or mount the file system of the VPS to check for violations or do you just check by seeing if the files are available to download by normal clients, like browser, bittorrent etc?

      Logging on to the VPS is a violation of privacy.

      Affiliate Links: Prometeus - Rock Solid KVM | Xen | OpenVZ    Netcup coupon 36nc15356334959

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @rchurch said:
      Do you log on or mount the file system of the VPS to check for violations or do you just check by seeing if the files are available to download by normal clients, like browser, bittorrent etc?

      Logging on to the VPS is a violation of privacy.

      We never log to the vps or mount the filesystem even if we want to verify content violations .
      the idea is that for us to know if there a content violation someone has to report it with a link to the content and we just check that link

      Some cases are really complex to check like when the files behind cloudflare or the protocol used is weird or not easy to check but over the years we have gained experience of how to verify if the file hosted on the VPS without having to look into it.

      Also we are super cool with users encrypting their whole disk (some users do it) and actually we encourage it for tech savvy users who know what they are doing .

      We are even working on new features to make disk encryption automation which can make us able to offer fully encrypted vms that even us cant open it and the beauty of this solution is that it is reliable and dont have the issue of having to manually enter your password from console when the vm reboot each time

      Thanked by 3vyas11 rchurch gazmull

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      http://servarica.com

    • rchurchrchurch Member
      edited October 1

      Hani said: We never log to the vps or mount the filesystem even if we want to verify content violations .
      the idea is that for us to know if there a content violation someone has to report it with a link to the content and we just check that link

      Glad to know that. I remember some of the shadier OpenVZ providers in the early days of LET spying of user files when they didn't have the amount of storage they were promising and claiming that some ISOs they could see were TOS violations even if they weren't available to for public download.

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    • jbuggiejbuggie Member
      edited October 1

      @Hani said:

      We are even working on new features to make disk encryption automation which can make us able to offer fully encrypted vms that even us cant open it and the beauty of this solution is that it is reliable and dont have the issue of having to manually enter your password from console when the vm reboot each time

      How on earth are you going to achieve that? Automatic decryption means password must be stored and available during boot time. If password is avail, won't you be able to access it? I'm not suggesting that you would but you could.

    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @jbuggie said:

      How on earth are you going to achieve that? Automatic decryption means password must be stored and available during boot time. If password is avail, won't you be able to access it? I'm not suggesting that you would but you could.

      we will use TPM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module)
      basically we are tring to activate the vTPM feature in xen and automate the whole thing around it

      using this module you can have a key saved on it that is by design irretrievable . and its security is well tested as far as i know

      so we are experimenting with it but this is in early stages yet

      maybe we should see if there is any interest in such offering ?

      anyone here would be interested if we managed to make it ?

      Thanked by 1plumberg

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      http://servarica.com

    • jbuggiejbuggie Member
      edited October 1

      Sound interesting. I'm looking forward to see how it's implemented...When it comes to security, the devil is in the details. BTW, it looks like the NSA might have a hand in Xen vTPM development.

      From my perspective, the current full disk encryption with dmcrypt and grub2 is cumbersome due to the need to enter a passphrase at every boot. I searched high/low for a solution but have not found a secured one. Logically, I doubt that a secured solution exists.

      Most users on this site probably don't care about VPS encryption but some do. As far as I know, there has never been a fully encrypted VPS offering so you would have a pretty unique service if you can solve this problem.

    • jbuggie said: From my perspective, the current full disk encryption with dmcrypt and grub2 is cumbersome due to the need to enter a passphrase at every boot. I searched high/low for a solution but have not found a secured one. Logically, I doubt that a secured solution exists.

      You might be interested to google 'Clevis Tang LUKS' . Not sure it'll help with your single VPS instance but you might find it interesting.

      Thanked by 3ITLabs plumberg Hani
    • @skorous said:
      You might be interested to google 'Clevis Tang LUKS' . Not sure it'll help with your single VPS instance but you might find it interesting.

      It may work over WAN but faces its own issue with having an unencrypted /boot partition (required for Clevis). Think code injection into initrd.

      Thanked by 1Hani
    • HaniHani Member, Provider

      @skorous said:
      @jbuggie
      You might be interested to google 'Clevis Tang LUKS' . Not sure it'll help with your single VPS instance but you might find it interesting.

      this solution is very promising and will add it as plan B in case vTPM didn't work

      but vTPM solution is way better than this. let me explain why
      1- in TPM or vTPM solution the encryption key is stored int he TPM module in the motherboard , this module will generate unique key based on the hardware ids on the system . (this is really important)

      2- once you add or remove any hardware from the system the id change and TPM wont allow you to retrieve the key anymore (you need to store you key another time)

      why this is important ?

      1- no one can take the disk and decrypt it somewhere else because they dont have the TPM device in this case

      2- also no one can clone the vm (vTPM do add unique ids per vm ) and start it without having the key as the vTPM device for the cloned vm is different and wont be able to decrypt the files.

      3- even mounting the disk as read only on same host wont work because you cant retrieve the vTPM unique id and use it to query the TPM device

      that mean with TPM / vTPM the only way for anyone who want to access your data including your ISP (us) is to login normally to the vps through ssh or rdp depending on the OS. and if your OS is secure it will be extremely difficult to access your files without you giving us permission or not noticing all failed login attempts

      the thing i like about TPM is that even us (ISP) cant access your files except by logging in normally to your VPS (no back doors here) . This has good legal implications as well but thats for another discussion

      Thanked by 2dahartigan plumberg

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      http://servarica.com

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