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Provider Poll 2020
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Provider Poll 2020

FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
edited February 6 in Announcements

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


Important

Requirements to vote:

  1. Your account must be created before 1 Jan 2021.
  2. Your account must have at least 5 posts spread between at least 2 threads in between 1 Jan 2020 and 1 Jan 2021 (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 you think is most reliable (eg. that you trust them a lot, don't mind spending extra $ on them, and has always been working reliably).
  5. Voting will end on 6 Feb 2021 11:59pm (EST).

Voting Template:

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Most Reliable:

Prizes

  1. ExtraVM - 1 x 16GB VDS Special (2C @ E5-1660v3, 16G RAM, 100G NVMe, 50T BW) in France for 1 year, renews at $16/m - @MikeA [1]
  2. HotlineServers - 1 x Ryzen 1GB NVMe (1C, 1G RAM, 20G NVMe, 10T BW) in NY/MIA/CHI/LA for 6 months - @hotlineservers [2]
  3. HotlineServers - 1 x Ryzen 2GB NVMe (2C, 2G RAM, 30G NVMe, 10T BW) in NY/MIA/CHI/LA for 3 months - @hotlineservers [3]
  4. Clouveo - 5 x LAX-P2 (2C, 2G RAM, 25G NVMe, 3T BW) in LA for 3 months, renews at $5/m - @WSCallum [4-8]
  5. LevelOneServers - 3 x KVM-2GB (1C, 2G RAM, 64G SSD, 1T BW) in Dallas for 3 months - @Ian_Dot_Tech [9-11]
  6. LevelOneServers - 2 x STKVM-1TB (1C, 1G RAM, 1T HDD, 1T BW) in Dallas for 3 months - @Ian_Dot_Tech [12-13]
  7. NexusBytes - 2 x KVM VPS-1G (1C, 1G RAM, 15G NVMe, 250G/1T BW) for 6 months in 7 locations (depends on stock availability) - @seriesn [14-15]
  8. NexusBytes - 1 x KVM VPS-2G (2C, 2G RAM, 30G NVMe, 500G/2T BW) for 3 months in 7 locations (depends on stock availability) - @seriesn [16]
  9. LetBox - 25 x $5 Credit Balance - @key900 [17-41]
  10. Alwyzon - 1 x KVM Server S (1C, 2G RAM, 20G SSD, 5T BW) for 1 year in NL, renews at €27/yr - @alwyzon [42]
  11. Alwyzon - 1 x KVM Server M (2C, 4G RAM, 40G SSD, 5T BW) for 3 months in NL, renews at €12.9/qtr - @alwyzon [43]
  12. Alwyzon - 1 x KVM Server L (4C, 8G RAM, 80G SSD, 5T BW) for 3 months in NL, renews at €23.7/qtr - @alwyzon [44]
  13. RackNerd - 3 x $20 Starbucks gift cards - @dustinc [45-47]
  14. RackNerd - 10 x $15 RackNerd account credit - @dustinc [48-57]
  15. RackNerd - 10 x $10 RackNerd account credit - @dustinc [58-67]
  16. RackNerd - 10 x RackNerd Stickers with Pens (one stick, one pen) - must be in US - @dustinc [68-77]
  17. RackNerd - 1 x The North Face Backpack with RackNerd logo - must be in US - @dustinc [78]
  18. RackNerd - 10 x 1 GB KVM New Year KVM VPS Special (1C, 1G RAM, 15G SSD Cached, 2T BW) for 1 year in Amsterdam, renews at $14.38/yr - @dustinc [79-88]
  19. MyW - 5 x 2GB DirectAdmin Shared Hosting for 1 year, renews at €9.99/yr - @MikePT [89-93]
  20. NetDynamics24 - 3 x 2TB FTP Backup Storage (2T HDD, 20T BW, FTP) in Germany for 1 year, renews at $110/yr - @NetDynamics24 [94-96]
  21. GreenCloudVPS - 3 x RyzenKVM-1 (1C, 1G RAM, 15G NVMe, 1.5T BW) in LA for 1 year - @NDTN [97-99]
  22. JustVPS - 1 x Just VPS Basic (2C, 2G RAM, 30G SSD, Unlimited BW) in Singapore for 1 year, renews at $134.28/yr - @JustVPS [100]
  23. JustVPS - 2 x Shared Hosting Standard (Plesk, 5G SSD, 5 Websites, Unlimited BW) in Singapore for 1 year, renews at $34.9/yr - @JustVPS [101-102]
  24. Servarica - 10 x $10 credit balance - @servarica_hani [103-112]
  25. vServer.site - 2 x KVM DUS Mini (1C, 1G RAM, 5G SSD, 1T BW) for 1 year - @vserversite [113-114]
  26. vServer.site - 2 x LXC DUS Small (1C, 2G RAM, 50G HDD, IPv6 only) for 1 year - @vserversite [115-116]
  27. vServer.site - 5 x €5 Credit on vServer.site - @vserversite [117-121]
  28. EthWebs - 6 x 400g Coffee Powder - must be in India - @Intelpentium0 [122-127]
  29. HostSolutions - 4 x €50 credit on HostSolutions - @cociu [128-131]
  30. HetrixTools - 3 x Professional Uptime Monitoring for 1 year worth $99.95/year each - @HBAndrei [132-134]
  31. HetrixTools - 3 x Personal Blacklist Monitoring for 1 year worth $99.95/year each - @HBAndrei [135-137]
  32. LunaNode - 25 x $20 credit on LunaNode - @perennate [138-162]

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 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: 3ad5102e281cdb0bb4badf70b9c017b914c533b6ba5d30e44889d6f3e7502b8e (SHA256)

const seedrandom = require('seedrandom');

// Those values are just an example
const MAGIC_SEED = 'Seed';
const ALL_USERS = ['UserA', 'UserB', 'UserC'];
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);

If you have any doubt, you can check out the last provider poll (2020 H1):

I am so f*cking tired

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