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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @jsg said:
    I'm a bit torn. Some parts look attractive but others, in particular bandwith (costs) certainly don't.

    From what I know there are basically 3 (more or less) major (incl. LET segment) providers in Romania: intovps, virtono, and HostSolutions and I think it would be interesting to have at least 1 with the "right balance".

    I'd be willing to run a short (2 or 3 days) benchmark and make a review, but 20$ per TB are a bit shocking and I also fail to see why higher CPU and RAM seem to be tighly coupled to higher traffic volume. I mean there are plenty people out there needing high proc/mem power but little traffic as well as the opposite.

    Or you can upgrade from $3 to $6 Cluj package and get +1TB for +$3.

    We haven't looked closely to bandwidth included in a while, I'll see if we can upgrade it.

  • jsgjsg Member

    @intovps said:
    Or you can upgrade from $3 to $6 Cluj package and get +1TB for +$3.

    We haven't looked closely to bandwidth included in a while, I'll see if we can upgrade it.

    I of course understand that but that would mean that I have to get and pay for other resources which I do not need, too.

    Frankly, I think that there will be a major wave of death throughout the whole VPS market once one smart provider builds and offers a VPS "Lego" system where customers can "build" their own VPS with say 1 - 8 cores, 0.5 - 16 GB memory, 10 - 250 GB disk, 0.25 - 20 TB traffic and optionally maybe even a large storage disk (HDD) from 100 - 4000 TB and all of that in reasonable steps like 256 MB steps up to 1.5 GB memory and 1 GB steps beyond.

    Thanks no.

  • vimalwarevimalware Member
    edited July 2019

    Bandwidth pooling like linode does it, plus unmetered private nic ( within location), should take care of bandwidth fair pricing.

    Good thing you're already on openstack, hey. 🤞

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  • williewillie Member

    That exists ("resource pools") but it's not that big a deal. There's only so many combinations possible at the low end anyway.

    #lexit spread the word.

  • vyas11vyas11 Member

    For DA license option a bit confusing but this might save some tickets for @intovps

    Pasting the mail I received in response:

    "There is no monthly billing plan.
    The prices are per hour with a monthly cap.
    You can add credit in advance to your account for a longer period of time if you want.
    To activate your free DA you have to add enough credit for one full month (according to your plan pricing) and then you can send the server hostname and the IP of the VPS for which do you want the licence."

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  • jsgjsg Member

    @willie said:
    That exists ("resource pools") but it's not that big a deal. There's only so many combinations possible at the low end anyway.

    Add lossless upscaling (of disk cap) and low priced downscaling to it plus a fair price burst traffic capability and it is a big thing.

    Thanks no.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @jsg said:

    @intovps said:
    Or you can upgrade from $3 to $6 Cluj package and get +1TB for +$3.

    We haven't looked closely to bandwidth included in a while, I'll see if we can upgrade it.

    I of course understand that but that would mean that I have to get and pay for other resources which I do not need, too.

    Frankly, I think that there will be a major wave of death throughout the whole VPS market once one smart provider builds and offers a VPS "Lego" system where customers can "build" their own VPS with say 1 - 8 cores, 0.5 - 16 GB memory, 10 - 250 GB disk, 0.25 - 20 TB traffic and optionally maybe even a large storage disk (HDD) from 100 - 4000 TB and all of that in reasonable steps like 256 MB steps up to 1.5 GB memory and 1 GB steps beyond.

    Sure, that's one model. But expect to pay much higher rates per GB.

    You can find it at AWS, GCP, Azure.

    It's easy to overlook that 1 GB of traffic included in the package is hugely different than 1 GB of extra, actually consumed, traffic.

    The classic VPS package with traffic included has a certain amount of healthy overselling from which everyone wins.

    You you're looking to pay $3 / 1000 GB = $0.003 / GB of consumed traffic, that's something we cannot offer.

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @vimalware said:
    Bandwidth pooling like linode does it, plus unmetered private nic ( within location), should take care of bandwidth fair pricing.

    Good thing you're already on openstack, hey. 🤞

    Right. The hardware setup is thought for low latency, high bandwidth, unlimited private traffic.

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  • TheLinuxBugTheLinuxBug Member
    edited July 2019

    jsg said: Frankly, I think that there will be a major wave of death throughout the whole VPS market once one smart provider builds and offers a VPS "Lego" system where customers can "build" their own VPS with say 1 - 8 cores, 0.5 - 16 GB memory, 10 - 250 GB disk, 0.25 - 20 TB traffic and optionally maybe even a large storage disk (HDD) from 100 - 4000 TB and all of that in reasonable steps like 256 MB steps up to 1.5 GB memory and 1 GB steps beyond.

    Not saying it won't happen but in general it won't happen soon in such small increments, at least on KVM.

    This is because any provider worth their salt when building their hypervisors will plan out resources and overhead on the server or servers they intend to use in advance. Usually this means you know going in that you are going to tie X amount of cpu to X amount of memory, if you don't do this you end up either over provisioning or end up with a bunch of weird sized VMs which utilize resources in a fashion that end up being abusive to the node.

    One good example of how this could cause abuse, would be someone purchasing a server with too small memory resources and they setup a 2GB swap file and start swapping non-stop, 24/7, resulting in abuse of IO and slowing down IO for all located on the same node, where if the client had possibly had to fit into the correct template (memory + cpu), they may have had a more reasonable memory allocation and not had to swap as much or at all.

    There are providers out there though which do provide the ability to choose your resources similar to what you're spelling out, however, not in as small increments as your wanting. They usually only increment by 1GB of ram and generally tie resources together -- as in CPU has to scale with memory allocation. Most are not going to let you purchase say a 1 CPU core with 10GB of ram or 8 CPU cores with 1GB of ram as this would leave you with random amounts extra / short resources.

    On OpenVZ these pools are more realistic since resources are handled and shared differently and it handles the uneven allocation of resources better than KVM . This is why the 'resource pool' products you see are all OpenVZ or Virtuozzo.

    my 2 cents.

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @vyas11 said:
    For DA license option a bit confusing but this might save some tickets for @intovps

    Pasting the mail I received in response:

    "There is no monthly billing plan.
    The prices are per hour with a monthly cap.
    You can add credit in advance to your account for a longer period of time if you want.
    To activate your free DA you have to add enough credit for one full month (according to your plan pricing) and then you can send the server hostname and the IP of the VPS for which do you want the licence."

    We've started offering free DirectAdmin licenses about 20 days ago.

    We moved quickly before having an automatic system in place. We still need to work on the wording a bit :smiley: .

    The simple rule is that we include a free DirectAdmin license for each VPS paid for the full month. And we review this at the end of your billing cycle.

    So if you request a DA license activation and delete your VPS after 2 hours, you'll charge the VPS for the full month when we review your account. That's it.

    If you have a VPS running for the whole month, then it's not really different for monthly fixed package.

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  • jsgjsg Member

    @intovps said:
    You you're looking to pay $3 / 1000 GB = $0.003 / GB of consumed traffic, that's something we cannot offer.

    There is lots of room between the extremes of $3 and $20 per TB ...

    @TheLinuxBug

    Interesting thoughts but I disagree. Reason: resource management and smartly fitting in combinations are a solved problem (albeit in other industries, it seems). So it is perfectly possible to offer the flexibility ("Lego system") I talked about. The only problem I would see is large upscaling, e.g. from 1 core and 512 MB mem to 6 cores and 12 GB mem - but with todays cloud infrastructure that can be done, too, especially when upscaling means (behind the scenes) creating a new VPS (possibly on another node) and transfering the system from the old node to the new one.

    Frankly, I think the major problem is the f_cking (stupid) panels almost all providers use. In fact, I'm convinced, quite many providers also lack know-how and simply ride the wave of whatever the major panels offer.

    Thanks no.

  • cybertechcybertech Member
    edited July 2019

    I suggest in automating DA license, the customer orders a monthly VPS instead of flexible billing. That way it keeps things separate and clear, and also adding the option to pay for the VPS as prepaid monthly for the above arrangement, instead of having to top up $10 to use hourly.

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    Remember the value of LET is purely based on its traffic.

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited July 2019

    This works for me.
    And if someone is going to spend so much time setting up DA and configure it - only to delete the VPS, then they would better worry about the wasted effort and not the $ 3 USD (or higher as their plan may be).

    On a side note- when time permits: adding the email response and the above explanation to the Knowledgebase would help :-)

    https://intovps.com/client/index.php?rp=/knowledgebase

    My other concern - bandwidth- has been discussed at length in the previous posts so I will leave it at that.

    I like what I used so far, hope my mini review till see the light of the day soon.

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  • jsg said: Interesting thoughts but I disagree.

    You can disagree all you want. Again, I didn't say impossible or not eventual, however, I am explaining how, for now, the company I work for handles this. I have actually had it explained and demonstrated to me the importance of these metrics in maintaining a quality platform. That said, I am sure some small host where they are not as worried about service quality may be able to pull this off in some way. I don't know that I would suggest that model unless you have some ridiculously huge nodes where you can allocate weird amounts to some people and not have it effect the overall node in a negative way, though. Some of those running the Epyc servers with 250-500GB ram and NvME drives may be okay to do this, but someone using more conservative hardware it wouldn't be advisable.

    my 2 cents.

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    It's not like "lego" cloud systems don't exist on the market.

    But breaking apart a LET low cost package into logo pieces from which clients can pick and choose has no possible economic sense for a provider.

    You get extraordinary value for your money from many LET providers.

    Need a lego cloud system? You'll find it with the much higher priced providers.

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  • vyas11vyas11 Member

    @cybertech said:
    I suggest in automating DA license, the customer orders a monthly VPS instead of flexible billing. That way it keeps things separate and clear, and also adding the option to pay for the VPS as prepaid monthly for the above arrangement, instead of having to top up $10 to use hourly.

    That might work a lot better for continuity- $ 10 default advance payment for the base plan anyways works out to a little over 3 months. Or 1.5 months for the $6/month.
    For the base plan,
    If the VPS + DA setup works for the first month, a user has 2 more months to take a call for the Medium to LT perspective.
    Discounting the teething troubles if any for the first month, if things do not work out in months 2 or 3, they can simply cancel and move on.

    Anyways, I am sure the OP has thought out the pricing plans well and each user knows their constraints better.

  • jsgjsg Member

    @intovps said:
    It's not like "lego" cloud systems don't exist on the market.

    But breaking apart a LET low cost package into logo pieces from which clients can pick and choose has no possible economic sense for a provider.

    You get extraordinary value for your money from many LET providers.

    Need a lego cloud system? You'll find it with the much higher priced providers.

    Different things. One is a "prepackaged" special offer VPS and the other is a more general concept (and yes, the special offer could well be a part of it).

    My point with you is

    • traffic volume pricing (too high)
    • tightly coupled packages, e.g. "you want more traffic (at an acceptable price)? - just buy a larger package (where also other resources are larger than you need)". For the sake of fairness: Most other providers do the same.

    That said, I have no ill will whatsoever wrt @intovps and I apologize if you feel that I'm derailing your offer thread.

    Thanks no.

  • jackbjackb Member, Provider
    edited July 2019

    @jsg said:
    Interesting thoughts but I disagree. Reason: resource management and smartly fitting in combinations are a solved problem (albeit in other industries, it seems). So it is perfectly possible to offer the flexibility ("Lego system") I talked about. The only problem I would see is large upscaling, e.g. from 1 core and 512 MB mem to 6 cores and 12 GB mem - but with todays cloud infrastructure that can be done, too, especially when upscaling means (behind the scenes) creating a new VPS (possibly on another node) and transfering the system from the old node to the new one.

    Until of course a customer orders 50 256mb VMs with 10gb disk (of which he makes 5gb swap) with 16 cpu cores each and both CPU and disk performance is shot, with most available ram unallocated.

    Most providers carefully calculate what resources to allocate to get the most out of a system. You'll pay a premium if there isn't that balance.

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  • jsgjsg Member

    @jackb said:
    Until of course a customer orders 50 256mb VMs with 10gb disk (of which he makes 5gb swap) with 16 cpu cores each and both CPU and disk performance is shot, with most available ram unallocated.

    Most providers carefully calculate what resources to allocate to get the most out of a system. You'll pay a premium if there isn't that balance.

    I understand and agree. Probably some form of balance is required to avoid extremes.

    Thanks no.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider
    edited July 2019

    @TheLinuxBug said:
    Usually this means you know going in that you are going to tie X amount of cpu to X amount of memory, if you don't do this you end up either over provisioning or end up with a bunch of weird sized VMs which utilize resources in a fashion that end up being abusive to the node.

    That's exactly the reason you cannot chose VMs like 20 CPU cores and 1GB RAM.

    CPU and RAM are too tightly connected to have whatever you want. Of course a provider can have two or more hardware configs, one with lots of RAM, one with lots of cores, and create the illusion that you pay only for what you need. Guess what? You're fully paying that slice of the server and price per cors and per those 256MB RAM increments will reflect that.

    However, you can do that with storage if it's network attached. Obviously you need redundant, reliable, low latency, wide b/w connection to the storages and that's what we'ee doing in Cluj.

    @jsg said:

    • traffic volume pricing (too high)
    • tightly coupled packages, e.g. "you want more traffic (at an acceptable price)? - just buy a larger package (where also other resources are larger than you need)". For the sake of fairness: Most other providers do the same.

    You're picturing a world where the LET bottom cost packages would live happily with a pick and chose system.

    So you "complain" that the +3$ upgrade gives way too much, you only want +1TB of traffic, not the +2GB RAM, not the +10GB SSD NVMe. And you're making the assumption that a provider can offer you just the +1TB traffic at let's sat $1 and ONLY IF you actually use it.

    It's not working like that. One in a hundred customers will actually use the whole traffic, that's what makes the whole package that low priced. And as I was saying, responsible overselling is good for everyone. But you take an oversold (in a good way) package, you want to pick and chose and pay for what you ACTUALLY USE, which means no overselling.

    Right. Not going to happen. Take at look at traffic pricing of the big clouds. You pay only for what you use there. ;)

    @jsg said:
    That said, I have no ill will whatsoever wrt @intovps and I apologize if you feel that I'm derailing your offer thread.

    Really no problem.

    I'm also just trying to debunk a myth and enjoy the conversation. :)

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  • jsgjsg Member

    @intovps

    Kindly note that I'm not insane nor do I hunt weird dreams.

    Yes, I want a better traffic price. But NO, I do not expect to pay it only if fully used. What I'm taking about is the option to upgrade only e.g. the traffic for a given package or only the memory. Whether and how much of it I use it is my problem, not yours. As for the burst traffic option I meant something that is not so uncommon, e.g. with "hot" periods of businesses where they have considerably more traffic. Of course I would not expect such a burst option to carry the same price tag as a standard package. It seems natural to me that such a capability would cost something on top (of the normal traffic price).

    And please can we stop that annoying premise of the oh so friendly santa claus providers? You providers, at least in 95+% of cases, do not run special offers because you are such nice people. You do it for reasons like attracting new customers or like earning at least some money on some unused equipment, etc.

    Well noted, that's perfectly fine with me. What is not fine however is to paint it as if you acted out of generosity. You make your living with us customers and we both need each other and accordingly we should treat each other well and honestly.

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    Thanks no.

  • donlidonli Member

    @jsg said:

    Frankly, I think that there will be a major wave of death throughout the whole VPS market once one smart provider builds and offers a VPS "Lego" system where customers can "build" their own VPS with say 1 - 8 cores, 0.5 - 16 GB memory, 10 - 250 GB disk, 0.25 - 20 TB traffic and optionally maybe even a large storage disk (HDD) from 100 - 4000 TB and all of that in reasonable steps like 256 MB steps up to 1.5 GB memory and 1 GB steps beyond.

    This is where the "serverless" (aka - pay for what resources you need and resources will be allocated as you need them) model is effectively moving to.

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  • serverless... ba ha ha ha HA . and ha
    I'll probably eat my words in a few years though.

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  • donlidonli Member
    edited July 2019

    @vimalware said:
    serverless... ba ha ha ha HA . and ha
    I'll probably eat my words in a few years though.

    "serverless" is a really stupid name. FaaS (Function as a Service) is much better.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @jsg I don't think Santa does overselling. I don't think I am Santa.

    Just explaining to you why what you're looking for does not exist.

    Actually "lego pieces" is a really illustrative name. What's the Lego price compared with the raw material? That's how Lego clouds are priced as well.

  • I wish you guys had some RCS&RDS Direct peering/IP Transit for Cluj location.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @muratai said:
    I wish you guys had some RCS&RDS Direct peering/IP Transit for Cluj location.

    We have 2 fibers from RCS & RDS in Bucharest.

  • @intovps said:

    @muratai said:
    I wish you guys had some RCS&RDS Direct peering/IP Transit for Cluj location.

    We have 2 fibers from RCS & RDS in Bucharest.

    Why does it route via UPC.ro and/or via CZ then?
    I've tested some ips from your looking glass a few minutes ago.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    In Cluj we don't have direct RCS & RDS connection, but in our Bucharest location.

    Bucharest, Romania:
    Test IP address: 93.113.174.139

  • @intovps said:
    In Cluj we don't have direct RCS & RDS connection, but in our Bucharest location.

    Bucharest, Romania:
    Test IP address: 93.113.174.139

    Do you have a looking glass for Bucharest location? Thank you.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @muratai said:

    @intovps said:
    In Cluj we don't have direct RCS & RDS connection, but in our Bucharest location.

    Bucharest, Romania:
    Test IP address: 93.113.174.139

    Do you have a looking glass for Bucharest location? Thank you.

    Nope. We'll install one next week. hosterion.ro is hosted in Bucharest.

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  • Congrats @intovps for showing Romanian love... have a few clients in Cluj that can benefit from the location. Atleast a better decent provider, the other one here on LET is a crack :wink:

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @mehargags said:
    Congrats @intovps for showing Romanian love... have a few clients in Cluj that can benefit from the location. Atleast a better decent provider, the other one here on LET is a crack :wink:

    Thank you :smile:

  • jmginerjmginer Member, Provider

    Nice rack, what model are those switches?

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    Edge-core AS6712-32X, 32 x QSFP+ ports of 40 GbE and running Cumulus Linux.

    https://www.edge-core.com/_upload/images/AS6712-32X_ONIE_DS_R03_0829.pdf

    A bit different than a regular LET setup :)

  • alentoalento Member

    @willie said:
    $10 or so deposit is completely normal for prepaid hourly-billed services. Do you seriously expect to prepay $0.0045? $10 is minimum deposit for vultr and ovh. Hetzner and DO are both postpaid (at least for me). I don't know about Lunanode. I agree it would be better to state this up front in the offer though. Maybe $7 would be more in the LET spirit but I'd tend to let this slide.

    Hi, I certainly agree that $10 deposit is completely normal - what I was pointing out is that there was no mention of that upfront unless you happened to read the FAQ. And don't be ridiculous, nobody would seriously expect to prepay $0.0045! At least I hope not. :)

    To be clear, it is not the fact that a $10 deposit is required, or that service is prepaid. It was just a surprise to me at 4 in the morning! I have been lucky perhaps (?) in that all my services are monthly billed in advance for the exact amount, or postpaid.

    @intovps has certainly earned my respect (and future business) by their willingness to lower the initial deposit to $7 or even $3 on request. I won't be making such a request, but will be signing up soonish.

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @alento said:
    Hi, I certainly agree that $10 deposit is completely normal - what I was pointing out is that there was no mention of that upfront unless you happened to read the FAQ. And don't be ridiculous, nobody would seriously expect to prepay $0.0045! At least I hope not. :)

    We've been charging a $10 credit ever since we've launched the OpentStack cloud, more than 2 years ago. I've overlooked to mention it in the initial post.

    @intovps has certainly earned my respect (and future business) by their willingness to lower the initial deposit to $7 or even $3 on request. I won't be making such a request, but will be signing up soonish.

    We stand by our offer and by the LET rules. So PM me after you place your order. :)

  • JabJabJabJab Member
    edited July 2019

    This look nice! I guess I should try to recover my account from 2010 and see what changed, it was nice back then but routing from home was meh and I had to cancel :<

    EDIT: Nope, security question from 2010 (if I ever set that tbh :D) stops me from password resetting :cold_sweat:

  • @intovps Looking at your pictures, I'm not seeing where your 1G public uplinks are, nor do I see any fiber channel switches. The 40G switches you've linked are regular Ethernet switches.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @JabJab said:
    This look nice! I guess I should try to recover my account from 2010 and see what changed, it was nice back then but routing from home was meh and I had to cancel :<

    EDIT: Nope, security question from 2010 (if I ever set that tbh :D) stops me from password resetting :cold_sweat:

    Contact support. They should be able to help you.

  • @intovps said:

    @trewq said:
    Do you happen to have a looking glass?

    Congrats on the new location!

    There http://cluj.lg.hosterion.net/

    Why traffic from Telekom romania cluj gets rerouted to Bucharest then cluj? 22 ms latency inside the city defeats it's purpose for an ultra low latency vpn.

  • @jsg said:
    I'm a bit torn. Some parts look attractive but others, in particular bandwith (costs) certainly don't.

    From what I know there are basically 3 (more or less) major (incl. LET segment) providers in Romania: intovps, virtono, and HostSolutions and I think it would be interesting to have at least 1 with the "right balance".

    I'd be willing to run a short (2 or 3 days) benchmark and make a review, but 20$ per TB are a bit shocking and I also fail to see why higher CPU and RAM seem to be tighly coupled to higher traffic volume. I mean there are plenty people out there needing high proc/mem power but little traffic as well as the opposite.

    Gts is a premium network and second you pay also a premium about the premium servers and location.

  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @techhelper1 said:
    @intovps Looking at your pictures, I'm not seeing where your 1G public uplinks are, nor do I see any fiber channel switches. The 40G switches you've linked are regular Ethernet switches.

    The two fiber uplinks come through the yellow pipes.

    The switches are ethernet QSFP+.

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  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited July 2019

    Here is my mini review after testing the base plan from this @intovps offer yesterday morning:
    Mods: I am posting it here to avoid starting a new discussion, though happy to do so if that is the requirement. First time I have written a mini review, and first time posting a review here.
    (I have a longer version of this review on a new 'review blog' site that I am working on, adding the link at the bottom of this post for those interested).This is a self-sponsored review, comments and views are my own.

    The sign up process was quite easy- I followed the link from this discussion thread on LET, and selected the $ 3 plan, and clicked "sign up". It led me to a page that actually showed $ 10 in the shopping cart: the discussion in this thread has some explanation on that so I will not get into it here. I was okay with the pricing : at worst, I could cancel and ask for a refund. Else, I get a new toy to play with for minimum three months. It might not be upto everyone's palette. Hope that IntoVPS fix this ten dollar cap soon.

    Anyways, payment made, my account page led me to something called fleio. I guessed that was the panel for creating the VPS instance, and indeed that was the case. A couple of minutes later, I was in business. On my Mac, the "Spice" terminal that opened up on my browser looked quite ugly, and the text wasn't rendering properly (Firefox Quantum, 68.0 - now updated to 68.0.1) . So, I fired up the terminal in mac, and a few seconds later, I was up and running.


    The Debian instance that I chose came with the following:

    Linux gaatha-test1 4.9.0-9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.168-1+deb9u3 (2019-06-16) x86_64

    The basic hygiene factor steps completed, it was time to launch the nench.sh and bench.sh tests. Posting one of the results here.

    From my ISP (ACT Internet, Bengaluru) - the speeds were probably less than desirable. There have been some speed and service related issues thanks to a clampdown on overhead Internet cables and the monsoons- but that is seasonal I hope and soon we will be back to business.

    I am still learning the significance of the values/ indices for testing speeds or benchmarks, and therefore do not understand most of the terms (yet). But since many folks are interested, I have added some screenshots. Did not save the bench.sh + nench.sh output, to do for new ttime.

    To avail of the DirectAdmin License and the panel, one must use the VPS for at least one month. I may write a follow up review once I have set up DA on a new instance of a VPS next week. But more on that later. I and others have posted again here in this thread about DA, so not including it here.

    The link to the longer version of this review is here
    update: corrected some typos. Pasting/editing long text from phone was not a good idea in hindsight.

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  • failhostingsfailhostings Member
    edited July 2019

    @vyas11 said:
    Here is my mini review after testing the base plan from this @intovps offer yesterday morning:
    Mods: I am posting it here to avoid starting a new discussion, though happy to do so if that is the requirement. First time I have written a mini review, and first time posting a review here.
    (I have a longer version of this review on a new 'review blog' site that I am working on, adding the link at the bottom of this post for those interested).This is a self-sponsored review, comments and views are my own.

    The sign up process was quite easy- I followed the link from this discussion thread on LET, and selected the $ 3 plan, and clicked "sign up". It led me to a page that actually showed $ 10 in the shopping cart: the discussion in this thread has some explanation on that so I will not get into it here. I was okay with the pricing : at worst, I could cancel and ask for a refund. Else, I get a new toy to play with for minimum three months. It might not be upto everyone's palette. Hope that IntoVPS fix this ten dollar cap soon.

    Anyways, payment made, my account page led me to something called fleio. I guessed that was the panel for creating the VPS instance, and indeed that was the case. A couple of minutes later, I was in business. On my Mac, the "Spice" terminal that opened up on my browser looked quite ugly, and the text wasn't rendering properly (Firefox Quantum, 68.0 - now updated to 68.0.1) . So, I fired up the terminal in mac, and a few seconds later, I was up and running.


    The Debian instance that I chose came with the following:

    Linux gaatha-test1 4.9.0-9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.168-1+deb9u3 (2019-06-16) x86_64

    The basic hygiene factor steps completed, it was time to launch the nench.sh and bench.sh tests. Posting one of the results here.

    From my ISP (ACT Internet, Bengaluru) - the speeds were probably less than desirable. There have been some speed and service related issues thanks to a clampdown on overhead Internet cables and the monsoons- but that is seasonal I hope and soon we will be back to business.

    I am still learning the values and significance testing speeds or benchmarks, and therefore do understand most of the terms (yet) but since many folks are interested, I have added some screenshots.To avail of the DirectAdmin License and the panel, one must use the VPS for at least one month. I may write a follow up review once I have set up DA on a new instance of a VPS next week. But more on that later.

    The link to the longer version of this review is here

    Romania is a location to avoid for good speeds to asia or oceania , africa or south america.

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited July 2019

    @failhostings said:

    Romania is a location to avoid for good speeds to asia or oceania , africa or south america.

    Maybe you have a point!

    So my home network went down yesterday three odd hours into the test install (now restored), and I did not want to bother with my mobile phone network. Will run another instance tomorrow from the office to see if speeds are any better.

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  • @vyas11 said:

    @failhostings said:

    Romania is a location to avoid for good speeds to asia or oceania , africa or south america.

    Maybe you have a point!

    So my home network went down yesterday three odd hours into the test install (now restored), and I did not want to bother with my mobile phone network. Will run another instance tomorrow from the office to see if speeds are any better.

    Just post a traceroute you will see if this is the actual speed or traffic reroute due network issues.

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @vyas11 thanks for the review.

    I agree that the console is ugly. We'll see what we can do about it. I've also noted some other things from your blog post.

    For Asia connectivity you may want to try our Amsterdam region, it's in the Leaseweb network.

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  • intovpsintovps Member, Provider

    @failhostings said:

    @intovps said:

    @trewq said:
    Do you happen to have a looking glass?

    Congrats on the new location!

    There http://cluj.lg.hosterion.net/

    Why traffic from Telekom romania cluj gets rerouted to Bucharest then cluj? 22 ms latency inside the city defeats it's purpose for an ultra low latency vpn.

    Indeed, inter-ISP peering is usually done in Bucharest, not in Cluj.

    For a lower latency from Telekom Cluj to our service a VPS in Bucharest is better.

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  • hanoihanoi Member

    Congrats IntoVPS guys, i still using your IntoDNS daily.

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