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    • I selected "Assign a public IP address" when I created the instance.

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    • @creep said:

      @rm_ said:

      daxterfellowes said: us-phoenix-1, us-ashburn-1, and Zurich (don't know the region code). So far all have been reasonably consistent in provisioning of the free tier services

      How do you create free tier VMs in 3 regions? Those are tied to the home region, have you found a way around that, or use 3 separate accounts?

      definitely multiple accounts, while i'm still stuck being declined for 3 weeks without any response to my issue. I even willing to give them my ID, passport photo, my naked photo, call/video call me, anything they want. i have debit/credit cards, whatever cards they need. and their response is "we are still waiting for internal team investigation."

      Correct. Three physical different accounts. I have never had a manual verification - they have all been instantiated in less than 5 minutes and usable. Is it possible you're outside the US or using a payment method outside the US?

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    • I have more than one too

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Speedtest Monster v.1.4.4 2019-10-09 
       Region: Europe  https://bench.monster/speedtest.html
       Usage : curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; sh speedtest.sh -Europe
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
       OS           : CentOS 7.7.1908 (64 Bit)
       Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 3.10.0-1062.1.2.el7.x86_64
       CPU Model    : AMD EPYC 7551 32-Core Processor
       CPU Cores    : 2 @ 1996.249 MHz x86_64 512 KB Cache
       CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
       Load Average : 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
       Total Space  : 39G (3.0G ~8% used)
       Total RAM    : 371 MB / 987 MB (463 MB Buff)
       Total SWAP   : 271 MB / 8191 MB
       Uptime       : 7 days 1:37
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
       ASN & ISP    : AS31898, Oracle Corporation
       Organization : Oracle Public Cloud
       Location     : Zurich, Switzerland / CH
       Region       : Zurich
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
      
       ## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:
      
        Single Core : 1375  (POOR)
         Multi Core : 1554
      
       ## IO Test
      
       CPU Speed:
          bzip2     :  25.6 MB/s
         sha256     : 199 MB/s
         md5sum     :  95.9 MB/s
      
       RAM Speed:
         Avg. write : 755.0 MB/s
         Avg. read  : 2560.0 MB/s
      
       Disk Write Speed:
         1st run    : 54.2 MB/s
         2dn run    : 49.8 MB/s
         3rd run    : 50.4 MB/s
         -----------------------
         Average    : 51.5 MB/s
      
       ## Europe Speedtest
      
       Location                         Upload           Download         Ping   
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       Speedtest.net                    50.58 Mbit/s     1.86 Mbit/s      1.69 ms
       Ireland, Dublin (Digiweb)        42.25 Mbit/s     31.07 Mbit/s     39.055 ms
       UK, London (Community Fibre)     47.89 Mbit/s     47.57 Mbit/s     24.746 ms
       Netherlands, Amsterdam (MaxiTEL) 48.43 Mbit/s     48.11 Mbit/s     34.726 ms
       Germany, Berlin (DNS:NET)        49.78 Mbit/s     48.25 Mbit/s     23.724 ms
       Germany, Munich (InterNetX)      48.35 Mbit/s     48.69 Mbit/s     12.236 ms
       Denmark, Copenhagen (Fiberby)    48.70 Mbit/s     48.63 Mbit/s     13.124 ms
       Sweden, Stockholm (SUNET)        49.55 Mbit/s     43.36 Mbit/s     39.678 ms
       Norway, Oslo (NextGenTel)        49.40 Mbit/s     47.14 Mbit/s     25.109 ms
       Spain, Madrid (Adamo)            49.99 Mbit/s     39.57 Mbit/s     46.571 ms
       Portugal, Lisbon (Evolute)       45.51 Mbit/s     47.23 Mbit/s     56.177 ms
       Italy, Rome (Unidata)            48.83 Mbit/s     46.47 Mbit/s     12.374 ms
       Czechia, Prague (365internet)    48.22 Mbit/s     37.46 Mbit/s     12.446 ms
       Austria, Vienna (Fonira)         49.94 Mbit/s     47.08 Mbit/s     17.244 ms
       Poland, Warsaw (Orange)          50.26 Mbit/s     47.96 Mbit/s     23.086 ms
       Slovakia, Kosice (ANTIK)         46.88 Mbit/s     48.23 Mbit/s     22.868 ms
       Ukraine, Kyiv (KyivStar)         48.48 Mbit/s     42.49 Mbit/s     40.219 ms
       Latvia, Riga (Bite)              47.03 Mbit/s     47.89 Mbit/s     39.811 ms
       Russia, St.Petersburg (Prometey) 47.65 Mbit/s     35.63 Mbit/s     51.486 ms
       Russia, Moscow (MTS)             11.53 Mbit/s     37.22 Mbit/s     74.498 ms
       Romania, Bucharest (Orange)      41.98 Mbit/s     48.97 Mbit/s     69.909 ms
       Greece, Athens (GRNET)           44.53 Mbit/s     46.18 Mbit/s     46.044 ms
       Turkey, Istanbul (Radore)        50.18 Mbit/s     42.90 Mbit/s     51.140 ms
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
      
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    • the next one in brazil

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Speedtest Monster v.1.4.4 2019-10-09 
       Region: South-America  https://bench.monster/speedtest.html
       Usage : curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; sh speedtest.sh -South-America
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
       OS           : CentOS 7.7.1908 (64 Bit)
       Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 3.10.0-1062.1.2.el7.x86_64
       CPU Model    : AMD EPYC 7551 32-Core Processor
       CPU Cores    : 2 @ 1996.249 MHz x86_64 512 KB Cache
       CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
       Load Average : 0.17, 0.10, 0.06
       Total Space  : 39G (3.2G ~9% used)
       Total RAM    : 318 MB / 987 MB (438 MB Buff)
       Total SWAP   : 261 MB / 8191 MB
       Uptime       : 4 days 23:24
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
       ASN & ISP    : AS31898, Oracle Corporation
       Organization : Oracle Public Cloud
       Location     : Seattle, United States / US
       Region       : Washington
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
      
       ## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:
      
        Single Core : 1411  (POOR)
         Multi Core : 1548
      
       ## IO Test
      
       CPU Speed:
          bzip2     :  27.5 MB/s
         sha256     : 198 MB/s
         md5sum     : 105 MB/s
      
       RAM Speed:
         Avg. write : 839.7 MB/s
         Avg. read  : 2457.6 MB/s
      
       Disk Write Speed:
         1st run    : 54.7 MB/s
         2dn run    : 51.0 MB/s
         3rd run    : 51.9 MB/s
         -----------------------
         Average    : 52.5 MB/s
      
       ## South America Speedtest
      
       Location                             Upload           Download        Ping   
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Speedtest.net                        37.19 Mbit/s     28.05 Mbit/s    * 263.336 ms
       Brazil, Sao Paulo (Vogel Telecom)    49.68 Mbit/s     47.39 Mbit/s      2.928 ms
       Brazil, Fortaleza (Claro)            39.36 Mbit/s     37.54 Mbit/s     91.657 ms
       Colombia, Bogota (Level 3)           45.18 Mbit/s     45.46 Mbit/s    114.330 ms
       Ecuador, Quito (Iplanet)             12.92 Mbit/s     20.35 Mbit/s    129.163 ms
       Peru, Lima (Fiberluxperu)            50.05 Mbit/s     36.74 Mbit/s     78.477 ms
       Bolivia, La Paz (Sirio)              46.72 Mbit/s     23.85 Mbit/s     99.929 ms
       Paraguay, Asuncion (Personal)        47.00 Mbit/s     46.24 Mbit/s     62.712 ms
       Chile, Santiago (Netglobalis)        49.22 Mbit/s     1.58 Mbit/s      48.388 ms
       Argentina, Buenos Aires (Telefonica) 50.16 Mbit/s     44.74 Mbit/s     28.775 ms
       Uruguay, Montevideo (Antel)          49.53 Mbit/s     44.32 Mbit/s     38.190 ms
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    • Vova1234Vova1234 Member, Provider
      edited October 10

      Idiots with Oracle thought I was a scammer and did not activate the account.

      At first I didn’t let me register because I indicated my standard mail.ru mail. Then I changed to yandex.ua, passed the registration, and they did not want to activate the account.

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      My Hosting: ABCVG.net

    • @Vova1234 said:
      Idiots with Oracle thought I was a scammer and did not activate the account.

      At first I didn’t let me register because I indicated my standard mail.ru mail. Then I changed to yandex.ua, passed the registration, and they did not want to activate the account.

      the same thing happened to me, I had to make another account with another ip and address and the account works without problems now

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    • Anyone use successfully any prepaid card?

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    • @rafaelscs said:
      I send mail to support and ip reserved is free

      There is any limitation for how many ip reserved that we can create?

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    • xaocxaoc Member

      @skizoid said:

      @rafaelscs said:
      I send mail to support and ip reserved is free

      There is any limitation for how many ip reserved that we can create?

      50 public ips.

      So Say We All

    • Vova1234Vova1234 Member, Provider
      edited October 11

      ShalaWorks said: the same thing happened to me, I had to make another account with another ip and address and the account works without problems now

      This morning oracle charges me 105 euros from my bankcard. My account was not activated. On such garbage services, I always indicate virtual cards so as not to fall for money in shitservices.

      My Hosting: ABCVG.net

    • Don't worry it wont be charged/billed. Anyway, why don't you try with another email address like gmail or yahoo? Just make sure you don't use any adblock, or different geolocated IP address while registering.
      For lifetime free VPS from Oracle, it worth the hassle.

    • @Vova1234 said:

      ShalaWorks said: the same thing happened to me, I had to make another account with another ip and address and the account works without problems now

      This morning oracle charges me 105 euros from my bankcard. My account was not activated. On such garbage services, I always indicate virtual cards so as not to fall for money in shitservices.

      They charged you 105 even though you haven't used their service yet?

      Maybe just a temporary charge, but that's very high one!

    • Vova1234Vova1234 Member, Provider
      edited October 11

      msallak1 said: They charged you 105 even though you haven't used their service yet?

      Yes. My account is not even activated. Because I registered with the ukrainian ip and indicated mail from *[at]mail.ru.

      My Hosting: ABCVG.net

    • @Vova1234 said:

      ShalaWorks said: the same thing happened to me, I had to make another account with another ip and address and the account works without problems now

      This morning oracle charges me 105 euros from my bankcard. My account was not activated. On such garbage services, I always indicate virtual cards so as not to fall for money in shitservices.

      It's a temporary charge. Was the same for me. Had not enough funds on card and successfully registered again with the new one.

    • NeoonNeoon Member
      edited October 11

      @ese_enzo said:
      Anyone use successfully any prepaid card?

      Revolut works fine, even the virtual one, which you can set limits.

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    • NeoonNeoon Member

      @InnerLife said:

      @Vova1234 said:

      ShalaWorks said: the same thing happened to me, I had to make another account with another ip and address and the account works without problems now

      This morning oracle charges me 105 euros from my bankcard. My account was not activated. On such garbage services, I always indicate virtual cards so as not to fall for money in shitservices.

      It's a temporary charge. Was the same for me. Had not enough funds on card and successfully registered again with the new one.

      No, a temp charge is 1EUR not 105EUR.

    • @Neoon said:

      @InnerLife said:

      @Vova1234 said:

      ShalaWorks said: the same thing happened to me, I had to make another account with another ip and address and the account works without problems now

      This morning oracle charges me 105 euros from my bankcard. My account was not activated. On such garbage services, I always indicate virtual cards so as not to fall for money in shitservices.

      It's a temporary charge. Was the same for me. Had not enough funds on card and successfully registered again with the new one.

      No, a temp charge is 1EUR not 105EUR.

      For me it was a 121.41 EUR temporary charge from "ORACLE IRELAND" and 1 EUR charge a few days later (even after account verification).

    • NeoonNeoon Member

      @InnerLife said:
      For me it was a 121.41 EUR temporary charge from "ORACLE IRELAND" and 1 EUR charge a few days later (even after account verification).

      Did you deployed the largest server Oracle had?

    • @Neoon said:

      @InnerLife said:
      For me it was a 121.41 EUR temporary charge from "ORACLE IRELAND" and 1 EUR charge a few days later (even after account verification).

      Did you deployed the largest server Oracle had?

      This charge was a part of manual account verification.

    • I am wondering why people still buying servers if they can get two free servers with 10TB free bandwidth?

    • FAT32FAT32 Member, Moderator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire

      This is why we can't have nice things.

      Meanwhile in China, someone created 12 accounts, 1 region for each account so that he can get free servers for all regions.

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      Perhaps, some dreams can only be dreams.

    • tgltgl Member

      @msallak1 said:
      I am wondering why people still buying servers if they can get two free servers with 10TB free bandwidth?

      Because they dont want to be the product.

    • @msallak1 said:
      I am wondering why people still buying servers if they can get two free servers with 10TB free bandwidth?

      Who will you blame when your multi-million-dollar-blog disappears along with the free servers?

    • tgltgl Member
      edited October 11

      I did some QA myself, for Google Inbox, its the same here, people doing free QA for Oracle, well not free, $0.50/month's worth for Oracle.

    • rm_rm_ Member
      edited October 11

      msallak1 said: why people still buying servers if they can get two free servers with 10TB free bandwidth?

      For some of the locations offered (Japan, Korea, India, even Brazil!), these are nice for the bandwidth included, for VPN etc. But for general use the CPU is capped and way too slow. Even Atom N2800 in the 4 euro OVH KS1 server is faster, and by a lot.

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    • @rm_ said:

      msallak1 said: why people still buying servers if they can get two free servers with 10TB free bandwidth?

      For some of the locations offered (Japan, Korea, India, even Brazil!), these are nice for the bandwidth included, for VPN etc. But for general use the CPU is capped and way too slow. Even Atom N2800 in the 4 euro OVH KS1 server is faster, and by a lot.

      Still more faster and reliable than oversold summer hosts :)

    • xaocxaoc Member

      @rm_ said:

      msallak1 said: why people still buying servers if they can get two free servers with 10TB free bandwidth?

      For some of the locations offered (Japan, Korea, India, even Brazil!), these are nice for the bandwidth included, for VPN etc. But for general use the CPU is capped and way too slow. Even Atom N2800 in the 4 euro OVH KS1 server is faster, and by a lot.

      But does kimsufi have 48050mbps?

      So Say We All

    • @Neoon said:

      @ese_enzo said:
      Anyone use successfully any prepaid card?

      Revolut works fine, even the virtual one, which you can set limits.

      Revolut does not work. It was refused, even though card was charged.

      Fastmako (aff) - great VPS for your needs.

    • __> @default said:

      @Neoon said:

      @ese_enzo said:
      Anyone use successfully any prepaid card?

      Revolut works fine, even the virtual one, which you can set limits.

      Revolut does not work. It was refused, even though card was charged.

      Me too

    • NeoonNeoon Member
      edited October 11

      @dragon1993 said:
      __> @default said:

      @Neoon said:

      @ese_enzo said:
      Anyone use successfully any prepaid card?

      Revolut works fine, even the virtual one, which you can set limits.

      Revolut does not work. It was refused, even though card was charged.

      Me too

      Maybe they started blocking revolut/prepaid cards, no idea.

    • Been playing with this. They're more powerful than GCP's free one. But haven't managed to get anything served over port 80. No idea why. Their network stuff is super confusing

    • @havocx said:
      Been playing with this. They're more powerful than GCP's free one. But haven't managed to get anything served over port 80. No idea why. Their network stuff is super confusing

      See this.

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    • @ITLabs said:

      @havocx said:
      Been playing with this. They're more powerful than GCP's free one. But haven't managed to get anything served over port 80. No idea why. Their network stuff is super confusing

      See this.

      Just had a look - and that is indeed the cause! Thanks.

      ...hmm...with that sorted this could be quite a decent setup for wordpress. Each box has a rather anemic upload on ~5mbps...so will probably try out their free 10mbps loaderbalancer.

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    • The interface is an absolute nightmare. They are horribly understaffed right now. Someone from Oracle called me up to have a feedback, I told them I am having bigtime problems understanding simple things, she says put all your feedback in a mail and send... and bang, closed the call.

    • rm_rm_ Member
      edited October 14

      mehargags said: I told them I am having bigtime problems understanding simple things

      Probably made a note on your profile, customer is stupid :)

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    • Verify is extremely strict

    • xaocxaoc Member

      @mehargags said:
      The interface is an absolute nightmare.

      It's just new. Use it for a couple days and you'll figure everything out. Read this thread too as it has quite a lot if info on how to get started. I've seen pictures too!

      So Say We All

    • So the availability of 46GB Storage is Total or 46GB x 2 (92GB) VMs in Free Tier ?

    • farsighterfarsighter Member
      edited October 14

      I've installed a graphic environment, LXDE desktop + NX server on my VM but as soon as I launch a browser (FF/Chrome) it just hangs.. seems VM has no power to carry it

    • ras07ras07 Member

      Confusing interface.

    • ras07ras07 Member

      Can't figure out how to access the instance I created. the Public IP Address shows "Unavailable". Chat help was singularly unhelpful. Have I done something wrong or is their IP pool exhausted?

    • @ras07 said:
      Can't figure out how to access the instance I created. the Public IP Address shows "Unavailable". Chat help was singularly unhelpful. Have I done something wrong or is their IP pool exhausted?

      You need to assign an IP when creating the instance...its hidden under the show adv

    • ras07ras07 Member

      @havocx said:

      You need to assign an IP when creating the instance...its hidden under the show adv

      Ah, found it, thanks. Crazy that it's so hidden. (It also says you can "easily" add it later, but I looked everywhere and didn't find a way to do that.)

    • ras07ras07 Member

      Yikes. I get that free is free, but this is the most convoluted system I've ever used.

    • ras07ras07 Member

      What should be the most simple of tasks - opening a port - is a nightmare.

    • Dude, you're like chatting with yourself, calm down

    • ras07ras07 Member

      I am.

      I will.

      In a minute.

    • ras07ras07 Member

      But seriously - this is bad.

    • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

      You are supposed to provision with Terraform or the API. The UI is not meant to be used.

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    • ras07ras07 Member

      @hzr said:
      You are supposed to provision with Terraform or the API. The UI is not meant to be used.

      For huge customers, sure. I get that. But that totally defeats the marketing purpose of the free offering. It's supposedly there to show you how easy and powerful it is. What it really does is show you how difficult and limited it is.

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