UptimeVPS.com Experience and Review
I would not call this a review but more a short experience report because I had this VPS only for a few days.
UptimeVPS had some problems in the start (http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/uptimevps-e1-50-128mb-xen-vps-in-france) and I was not very sure about getting a vps from them but I wanted a french vps and they were cheap enough to risk. and after a few days I can only say that I am absolutely satisfied.
I got a package with 384MB/768MB, 30GB storage and 300GB transfer for $12,7 ( EUR 9) from the link above which is the best value for the money I saw in the last few months, specially for france.
payment was done with credit card over paypal which is only payment method.
VPS (Debian 6) was setup almost before the welcome emails arrived.
dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 12.085 s, 88.8 MB/s
not as fast as BuyVM but fast enough for me.
# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test --2011-09-06 07:01:01-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 22.214.171.124 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|126.96.36.199|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `100mb.test' 100%[======================================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 34.3M/s in 2.9s 2011-09-06 07:01:04 (34.3 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
similar here. not as fast as BuyVM (BuyVM 128MB package is the fastest VPS I have) but more than enough for my needs.
I submitted a ticket asking for tun device and I got it a ten minutes later. openvpn is up and running.
There was no down time in these few days.