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Provider Poll - HY1 2020
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Provider Poll - HY1 2020

FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
edited June 16 in Announcements

Hi everyone, it is the time for provider poll again! A chance for providers to get the "Top Provider" tag and for the members to get free prizes :)

Try not to discuss in this thread so it makes our life easier when counting votes. (Small discussions / compliments are fine, long discussion will be moved to another thread)


Important

Requirements to vote:

  1. Your account must be created before 1 Jun 2020.
  2. Your account must have at least 5 posts spread between at least 2 days in between 1 Jun 2019 and 1 Jun 2020 (inclusive).
  3. Providers can vote, but not for themselves (the same goes for Host Reps).

Rules for voting:

  1. You get 3 votes.
  2. One vote per provider (Some providers with multiple brands are considered as one).
  3. You can vote less than 3 times if you want.
  4. This time, you get 1 additional vote for provider that is NOT a Top Provider yet. (This is to give more opportunity to the non-top providers).
  5. Voting will end on 21 Jun 2020 11:59pm (EST).

Voting Template:

1.
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3.

Best Non-Top:

Prizes

  1. vServer.site - 5 x Small LXC vServer IPv6 only (1 vCPU, 2GB RAM, 50GB HDD, Traffic incl) for 3 month [1-5]
  2. NexusBytes - 1 x KVM VPS-2G for 6 months [6]
  3. NexusBytes - 2 x KVM VPS-1G for 3 months [7-8]
  4. Limitless Hosting - 10 x XS DirectAdmin Shared Hosting in USA/EU for 1 year [9-18]
  5. Limitless Hosting - 5 x Small DirectAdmin Reseller Hosting in USA/EU for 1 year [19-23]
  6. LunaNode - 20 x $50 Account Credit (Toronto only, credit expires on 1 July 2021) [24-43]
  7. LetBox - 15 x $15 Account Credit [44-58]
  8. Xsltel - 1 x VPS (2GB RAM, 130GB HDD, 1 IPv4, 1TB @ 1Gbps, Hetzner - Finland) for 3 months [59]
  9. Xsltel - 3 x VPS (1GB RAM, 65GB HDD, 1 IPv4, 500GB @ 1Gbps, Hetzner - Finland) for 6 months [60-62]
  10. LowEndBox - 10 x $15 Account Credit (on ANY provider that is present in LET before 1 Jun 2020) [63-72]
  11. SmallWeb - 5 x 1GB DirectAdmin Shared Hosting for 1 year [73-77]
  12. SmallWeb - 1 x £15 Account Credit (Credit expires after 1 year) [78]
  13. Hostodo - 5 x 1GB RAM NVMe KVM VPS in Las Vegas/Miami for 1 year [79-83]
  14. WebSound - 5 x cPanel Mini Web Hosting in UK for 1 year [84-88]
  15. TetaHost - 10 x Pico DirectAdmin Web Hosting in Germany for 1 year [89-98]
  16. TetaHost - 10 x Pico DirectAdmin Web Hosting in France for 1 year [99-108]
  17. TetaHost - 2 x VDS1 KVM VPS for 3 months [109-110]
  18. HostWebis - 2 x Basic cPanel Shared Hosting for 1 year [111-112]
  19. HostWebis - 2 x Basic Reseller Hosting for 6 months [113-114]
  20. HostWebis - 2 x Essential KVM VPS for 3 months [115-116]
  21. HostWebis - 2 x Basic Dedicated Server for 1 month [117-118]
  22. HostWebis - 2 x $50 Account Credit (Credit expires after 1 year) [119-120]
  23. GreenCloudVPS - 3 x NVMePromo-1 KVM VPS for 1 year [121-123]
  24. HostEONS - 2 x OVZ1 VPS in LA/NY for 1 year [124-125]
  25. HostEONS - 2 x KVM1 VPS in LA/NY for 1 year [126-127]
  26. HostEONS - 2 x Shared1 cPanel Web Hosting for 1 year [128-129]
  27. MyW - 5 x 2GB DirectAdmin Shared Hosting for 1 year (Renews at €9.99/yr) [130-134]
  28. IllyHosting - 5 x KVM VPS 1 for 3 months (Renews at €3.95/m) [135-139]
  29. IllyHosting - 5 x cPanel Basic Shared Hosting for 1 year (Renews at €2.95/m) [140-144]
  30. HostNamaste - 5 x OpenVZ-256 in Jacksonville/France for 1 year (Renews at $20/y) [145-149]
  31. HostUS - 5 x 768MB OpenVZ 7 VPS in 7 US/EU locations for 1 year [150-154]
  32. HostUS - 5 x 1GB Ryzen KVM VPS in LA/Dallas for 6 months [155-159]
  33. HetrixTools - 3 x Professional Uptime Monitoring for 1 year worth $99.95/y each [160-162]
  34. HetrixTools - 1 x Business Uptime Monitoring for 1 year worth $199.95/y [163]
  35. RackNerd - 5 x 1GB KVM VPS for 1 year (Renews at $20/y) [164-168]
  36. RackNerd - 5 x cPanel Shared - 30GB for 1 year (Renews at 50% off monthly) [169-173]
  37. SunshineHost - 5 x NZ$12 Account Credit [174-178]

Notes:

  • Most providers require you to pass the fraud check if you are selected as the prize winner
  • IDs are used by lottery selection algorithm (see below)
  • In the case where the number of voters is less than the number of prizes, some voters will get more than 1 prize (refer to the new algorithm)
  • Special thanks to the mods on helping to count the votes :)
  • Providers can still add prizes by PM me the details or comment in the private thread

To ensure the fairness of the lottery, this is the hash of the MAGIC_SEED that will be used for selection: ec80440b08a22f48e6233c31ce168d0e604b9227f8b6295ba8101a74ebed2d56 (SHA256)

const seedrandom = require('seedrandom');

// Those values are just an example
const MAGIC_SEED = 'Seed';
const ALL_USERS = ['FAT32', 'hawc', 'hzr', 'JackH', 'jbiloh', 'jcaleb', 'Jord', 'Nekki', 'netomx', 'Nick', 'PieHasBeenEaten', 'raindog308', 'trewq'];
const PRIZE_COUNT = 5;

// Find winners
const rng = seedrandom(MAGIC_SEED + '_' + ALL_USERS.length + '_' + PRIZE_COUNT);
let allWinners = [];
let prizeLeft = PRIZE_COUNT;
while (prizeLeft > 0) {
  let winners = ALL_USERS.map((user) => ({ username: user, rand: rng() }));
  winners.sort((a, b) => a.rand - b.rand);
  winners = winners.slice(0, prizeLeft);
  winners = winners.map((selected) => selected.username);
  allWinners = allWinners.concat(winners);
  prizeLeft -= winners.length;
}

// Output
console.log(allWinners);

Sponsors

Thanks to all the sponsors for this provider poll! :)

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If you have any doubt, you can check out the last provider poll (2019):

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