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October 2011 Dead Pool Discussion
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October 2011 Dead Pool Discussion

LowEndAdminLowEndAdmin Member
edited October 2011 in General

Here are some of the providers that were featured on LowEndBox.com before, but have "died" in October, as reported by my tracker. I'll start the discussions here before I come up with a proper post on LowEndBox.com in early November.

  • bytebistro.com -- See Fionn's comment here. Looks like it's unfortunately killed by quick success after getting featured on LowEndBox :(
  • cheapestvps.org -- Sold to CingularHosting.net according to WHOIS change on 28 Oct, and is currently redirecting there.
  • dedisrv.eu -- Showing 403 on their home page since 2 October. They were definitely getting desperate back in June, emailed me 6 times in 2 weeks trying to get featured.
  • fiberhead.com, tinyvps.ca and other Kerplunc sites -- I think they have finally been turned off. See previous discussion on them.
  • gidux.com -- featured early this year and now showing cPanel default page on their website
  • hostingsrv.co.uk -- IP not resolvable since 28 Oct.
  • j-solutions.org -- IP not resolvable since 18 Oct. someone ought to be in the deadpool from the very start. No surprise here.
  • kazetech.com -- "we are doing some heavy maintainance at the moment and will be back shortly" since 27 Oct. Does not sound very assuring.
  • rapidovps.com -- Server glitch? ionCube PHP Loader not installed -- I thought they are doing well.
  • ukdirecthost.co.uk -- "Under construction" since 5 Oct. Maybe they are fixing their crappy Flash-only website? Or just an cover-up for doing a runner?
  • vpscheap.info -- Connection timed out since 24 Oct. It was a popular offer, but probably not sustainable doing $1.50 monthly (HostRail again?). Interestingly his other business, CheapDomainNamesDot.com is still alive.
  • yottabytenetworks.net -- again, someone started with "fail host" flags all over, and the domain has been parked for AdSense since 14 Oct.

There might be others, so comment on if you think a provider has died or is dead.

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Comments

  • ionCube PHP Loader not installed

    Isn't that a sign of compiling php directly instead of doing the OS package upgrade or install?

  • Ash_HawkridgeAsh_Hawkridge Member
    edited October 2011

    Too early to say eNetsouth :P ? Joking. Although seriously, who knows at this rate.
    @LEA Is it LET or LEB hosted on one of there node's?

  • Oh and GenVPS died but got bought out by GigaTux

  • Too early to say eNetsouth :P Joking.

    Sad but true..Server's down a week now.

  • @drmike Yes, but that error has been showing for more than 24 hours now. Maybe they just need someone to tell them that their website is down.

    @VMport see the footer for where LowEndTalk is hosted :)

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  • Oh i see it, light grey on white, its practically invisible (At least to me)

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  • @drmike
    Either that or they recompiled apache with easyapache and missed out the loaders, if its a cPanel server.

  • @LowEndAdmin There's a footer? I can't read it. Too light. Trying to hide it from Google, aren't you? :)

    @VMPort, yup, I remember that error from years ago.

  • And just to mention it since I'm thinking about it, any chance we could get the dns updates filtered out of the wiki recent list?

    http://www.lowendtalk.com/wiki/start?do=recent

    Or into it's own list? Just kind of hard to keep track of what's getting edited over there.

  • @LowEndAdmin

    The WIKI is tracking our site on a server we no longer even own :P

  • So its confirmed in the other thread by 8X8, Brandon has not paid his bills. Tut

  • VMport said: So its confirmed in the other thread by 8X8, Brandon has not paid his bills. Tut

    Guess it's time to move LET!

  • Kairus said: Guess it's time to move LET!

    Or LET will be on the deadpool... lol

  • tuxtux Member
    edited October 2011

    VMport said: Too early to say eNetsouth :P ? Joking.

    I think that this provider is zombie.

  • VMport said: The WIKI is tracking our site on a server we no longer even own

    Wouldn't that be your problem? Tracker says your last IP is 173.248.191.153, which is where your website is at. I would be a bit worried if it's something you don't have control over :)

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  • In my opinion, we should not wait for LET to go down before we put LET sponsor on Deadpool list. If IPAP (which is still alive) can be considered for DeadPool LET sponsor should also be on that list.

  • Go59954Go59954 Member
    edited October 2011

    If IPAP (which is still alive) can be considered for DeadPool LET sponsor should also be on that list.

    I think IPAP is not relevant :(

    And likely LEA will have plan B (and I know it's not IPAP, and not Nordic).

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  • Technicly eNetSouth is not completely dead yet (i.e. some services at some locations are still running), just zombie. But is seems very probable that they will be in the dead pool for November.

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  • Nor have I said IPAP was in the dead pool. If you read my last deadpool post, I asked the question:

    dead? Some people are still having their free VPS that iPAP have not bothered to invoice. Any news on these guys?

    Because their website is obviously not and some people still have services. There are, however, still a large number of unsatisfied ex-customers. The same might be said about eNetSouth at the moment.

    "Sponsor" means nothing, other than that they are the ones providing hosting this website. I disclosed it whenever I post their offers.

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  • @LEA,

    Yes, you always mention in your post about the sponsors. I appreciate that. :)

  • lol this is gotta to be the only forum post on let or leb where i dont want to see my company name. :)

  • @Mon5t3r i saw that also but he quickly said it was backup so ignored it. Too many ppl use wht to troll companies with little or no genuine complaints, francisco can vouch for that lmao.

  • OneDollarVPS/HostSign aren't dead as such, but keep an eye on them. They're running on autopilot, and have been for a month or so.

  • daimonb said: i saw that also but he quickly said it was backup so ignored it. Too many ppl use wht to troll companies with little or no genuine complaints, francisco can vouch for that lmao.

    We also tend to viciously counter-attack, and aside from a few pages of laughs, we can kill a troll thread within the first couple of responses. Something to be said for always keeping immaculate records :3

  • @aldryic i do find myself amused at how well and quickly you and francisco can turn a post around into your favour, most ppl know the truth before either of you step in though.

  • That's actually rather refreshing to hear... admittedly I only show up on WHT and such to answer company-related concerns, so I didn't want to make the presumption. Even so, would be pretty bad form on our part if we just ignored them.. wouldn't take long for someone to twist it around into an "ignoring the customer" bit :P

  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member
    edited October 2011

    Aldryic said: "ignoring the customer"

    Everyone knows IRC is the location for customer abuse

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  • iusius Member

    @Gary if a provider doesn't show a single sign of life (tickets!) for several weeks, I'd say we put them on the list. Let's label them 'ghost' ;)

    To further clarify, all services from HostSign/OneDollarVPS appear to be still running, even those with an overdue invoice, but not a single ticket appears to have been answered this month.

  • Yeah, perhaps an Undead Pool? :)

  • I thought we were calling it the Zombie pool?

  • drmike said: I thought we were calling it the Zombie pool?

    Doesn't really fit. Unlike the now-defunct scam artists, zombies have a traditional interest in acquiring brains :3

  • biplab said: Yes, you always mention in your post about the sponsors. I appreciate that. :)

    Our sponsors, wherever they are!

  • I think I have a contestant that already secured a place in November's Dead Pool:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1092740

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  • The irony of the ipap thread on WHT:

    well, if you read the comments on their LEB offer then blame only yourself

    Someone make that poster an WHT admin as they actually have a clue. Much more so than many folks around here.

  • LydiaNET ( AKA IPAP Co. ) Webhosting

    Dear ____ ____,

    This is a notification that your service has now been suspended. The details of this suspension are below:

    Product/Service: Giant
    Domain: ____
    Amount: $14.99 USD
    Due Date: 24/10/2011
    Suspension Reason: Overdue on Payment

    Please contact us as soon as possible to get your service reactivated.

    IPAP CO. Webhosting

    They lowered the port speed, the monthly bandwidth allowance, its been offline more than its been online, was offline when I went to view the invoice, and still expected me to keep paying the same amount. What a joke of a company.

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    Wait wait.

    They lowered your BW cap? from what to what?

    Francisco

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  • Originally it was advertised as 1gbit uplink with 20TB of bandwidth. Now it is 100mbps, and since it is a german server, 5TB.

  • Probably has something to do with the email Hetzner sent them a while back:

    Hello,
    
    20 minutes ago, we have again a attack from one of your servers. This is an
    insufficient state. We will not accept this amount of attacks. It isn't enough to
    say that you will fix it. You must fix it before we unlock the server.
    
    If you say that it will not happens again and we see again a attack of the
    servers, we must cancel the gbit connection in the next step.
    
    Your servers are more often the source of attacks then all other customers on the
    router.
  • Ya, I figured it had to do with that.

  • @kalam I hate to sound rude but with over 900 mostly negative comments, what made you want to give them any money?

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    drmike said: @kalam I hate to sound rude but with over 900 mostly negative comments, what made you want to give them any money?

    The majority of the time people are really hoping it won't happen to them or that they aren't going to really get hit by those issues. If all of ipapsmear's problems were simply in support, a user that requires literally no support could actually be OK with them.

    Francisco

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  • I figured why not. I actually filled up all 500 gigs, and technically got a month free when they credited it for that major downtime/site renovation. If they could fix their downtime's and actually provide decent upload speeds (very rarely saw above 10Mb/s) they'd be fine.

  • CVPS_ChrisCVPS_Chris Member, Provider

    VMport said: Too early to say eNetsouth :P ? Joking. Although seriously, who knows at this rate. @LEA Is it LET or LEB hosted on one of there node's?

    Its LET, and I dont think its too soon.

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