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Quarterly Top Provider Winners

Quarterly Top Provider Winners

jarlandjarland Administrator
edited October 2015 in General

Hi everyone!

I’m here to share the results of the Quarterly Top Provider Poll. There were a lot of entries, here were the top 10:

  1. RamNode
  2. Online.net
  3. Prometeus & BuyVM
  4. DigitalOcean
  5. Dacentec
  6. Vultr
  7. OVH
  8. Dediserve
  9. HostUS

The top 5 new providers (there weren't that many votes):

  1. ArubaCloud
  2. ZXPlay
  3. Time4VPS
  4. Nexhost
  5. Mean Servers

The 5 winners of LowEndSpirit VPS:

smallet
angrysnarl
764664
Bochi
CFarence

The grand prize winner of the 2GB RAM VPS from Hudson Valley Host:

myhken

Prize winners will be contacted in the coming days with details about how to collect their winnings :)

Full disclosure section:

Totals: http://pastebin.com/A3WY0X7Q

Some could have been combined but would not have made top 10, so the effort was not taken to combine them. Note that LowEndSpirit generic votes are missing, as they did not specify a provider. Had they done so, I suspect Inception would have been in the top 10.

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  • Congrats!!!

  • WHTWHT Member

    What will earn RamNode? No 1 month free advertisement or sticky thread?

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  • JonchunJonchun Member, Provider
    edited October 2015

    @WHT said: What will earn RamNode? No 1 month free advertisement or sticky thread?

    Yes let's sticky the most well known/recommended provider voted by LET members on LET! It'll DEFINITELY make sure more LET members know about them!

    @Jar

    Did we have a winner for upcoming provider? I think it was MeanServers from the general gist of the votes, but would be cool to see that those votes were counted.

  • Congrats to the top providers!

    idgaf

  • @Jar who won the new provider vote? That's the list I'm more interested in as the top 10 are pretty established.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    @mikeyur said: Jar who won the new provider vote? That's the list I'm more interested in as the top 10 are pretty established.

    Good call! Added. I only added the top 5 of that, beyond that the votes were pretty much equal across the board down to the bottom. There really weren't many votes for new provider.

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  • congrats ramnode!

  • Great to see Dacentec doing well!

  • Congrats guys. :)

  • A dedi provider takes second. The times, they are a changin'

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  • rmlhhdrmlhhd Member, Provider

    Congratulations @Nick_A (RamNode)

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    Thanks everyone :)

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  • @Nekki said: A dedi provider takes second. The times, they are a changin'

    Maybe we should have two separate polls for dedi providers and VPS providers? Or nah..

    idgaf

  • smalletsmallet Member
    edited October 2015

    Jar said: The 5 winners of LowEndSpirit VPS:

    smallet

    Ohh, didn't expect that. Maybe the best time to start experimenting with IPv6!

  • blackblack Member
    edited October 2015

    Nice. I didn't know you get prizes for voting now. Any chance you'll post the actual vote count for the providers?

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  • @Nekki said: A dedi provider takes second. The times, they are a changin'

    That kidechire will do it. Under 5 dollars per month for bare-metal, and people lose their minds.

    On that note, grab them while they're hot : https://www.wholesaleinternet.net/dedicated/

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  • LeeLee Member
    edited October 2015

    black said: Nice. I didn't know you get prizes for voting now. Any chance you'll post the actual vote count for the providers?

    I am sure @Jar can provide if people want to see them, we were not trying to hide anything just focus on the names.

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  • @Lee said: I am sure Jar can provide if people want to see them, we were not trying to hide anything just focus on the names.

    Cover up I smell? Joking of course.

    At this rate and from reviews on IRC, I think MXRoute will end up inn top contenders next round my guess.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    @black said: Nice. I didn't know you get prizes for voting now. Any chance you'll post the actual vote count for the providers?

    Sure! Now keep in mind some of these can and should have been combined, but if you look at it and realize that you have to cut off the list somewhere for the post, you'll notice that actually taking the time to do so wouldn't change anything so I didn't bother. For example, I know Oktay has two different listings on here, but if combined wouldn't have made the top 10.

    Totals: http://pastebin.com/A3WY0X7Q

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  • angrysnarl said: Maybe we should have two separate polls for dedi providers and VPS providers? Or nah..

    I don't think there are enough providers in that space for it to be worth it yet....but in 6 month's time who knows? If more providers are prepared to start dropping LEDs (bad acronym, I know)...well, that'll be for a future group of community advisors to discuss with the staff.

    GStanley said: That kidechire will do it. Under 5 dollars per month for bare-metal, and people lose their minds.

    I honestly don't think that's all it is; the Kidichere got them on the LET radar, but it's the subsequent offers (some of the Dedibox deals have been absolute steals) and Scaleaway that got them to second place.

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  • Lee said: I am sure @Jar can provide if people want to see them, we were not trying to hide anything just focus on the names.

    I just wanted to see the difference in votes between different providers :)

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  • Congrats to all the top providers :)

  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    Also worth noting that if people had specified which provider their votes for LowEndSpirit were for, Inception likely would have been in the top 10.

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  • Also, three cheers for @Jar who pretty much ran this quarter's poll himself.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    @Nekki said: Also, three cheers for Jar who pretty much ran this quarter's poll himself.

    It was fun :)

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  • LESLES Member

    Thanks for the poll & congrats to the top providers :-)

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  • Nick_ANick_A Top Provider

    Thank you all very much! We really, really appreciate your votes and your business! Thanks for running the poll @Jar.

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  • MunMun Member without signature

    @jar shouldn't both buyvm and Prometeus get 3rd place as they tied?

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator
    edited October 2015

    @Mun said: jar shouldn't both buyvm and Prometeus get 3rd place as they tied?

    You're right. You can tell that I didn't try to screw with details much. I just let bash toss the results together after I compiled them and just pasted the result. Will fix :)

    Flagged for @mikho, I'm outside the edit timer.

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  • MunMun Member without signature

    @jar

    Do I win a hug :D?

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  • @Mun said: jar

    Do I win a hug :D?

    Come here...let me give you one. Dont feel bad :)

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    @Mun said: jar

    Do I win a hug :D?

    Here's Taylor singing about us:

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  • AutoSnipeAutoSnipe Member, Provider

    Congrats to all the top 10!

    Quite happy I made it to 12-13th place.

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  • Yea!! I'm never win anything, and now I got the first price :D Good poll, many of the same on the top 10, but also some new hosts.

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  • mikhomikho Member, Provider

    Jar said: Flagged for @mikho, I'm outside the edit timer.

    Done. Announced it also

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  • Congratulations to all providers and winners :).

    RamNode at the top as always for the top notch service and support with lots of extras.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    So Inception did make the top 10 thanks to @Mun for noticing my error :)

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  • MunMun Member without signature

    @Jar said: So Inception did make the top 10 thanks to Mun for noticing my error :)

    Technically I gave everyone lower or equal to rank 4 a free position bump ;)

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  • jurevejureve Member
    edited October 2015

    Congrats Ramnode @Nick_A and all listed!!! ;-)

  • qpsqps Member, Provider
    edited October 2015

    Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who voted for QuickPacket.

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  • JonchunJonchun Member, Provider

    @Jar said: So Inception did make the top 10 thanks to Mun for noticing my error :)

    No... they're still #11...

    I don't see how just because BuyVM and Prometeus are #3 together, Digital Ocean gets bumped to #4. It's still #5...

  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    @Jonchun Because I listed the top 10 and those two tied for #3.

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  • JonchunJonchun Member, Provider
    edited October 2015

    @Jar said: Jonchun Because I listed the top 10 and those two tied for #3.

    (not trying to be an asshole so my apologies if it comes off that way)

    You actually listed the top 11 providers... That's why there's 11 names up there. If 2 providers tie for #3, you either skip #4 or you stop at #9. If the poll was for the Top 10 providers, I would think 10 names belong up there?

    I'm not trying to discredit Inception Hosting because I congratulate them on a close #11, but they are NOT in the top ten.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator
    edited October 2015

    Jonchun said: If the poll was for the Top 10 providers, I would think 10 names belong up there?

    I mean yeah that's another way I could've went, and if you were sitting next to me when I was making the call and shouted it out I might have went a different way, but I just went with my first instinct.

    You know as well as I do that nothing done here will fail to generate disagreement, so I try not to do what others have done before me and ask myself "What will please the most amount of people" before doing something, because when you do that you usually just dig yourself a bigger hole, please no one, and get frustrated. Instinct isn't a bad thing ;)

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  • Gratz to all winners.

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  • andreamadaandreamada Member, Provider

    Congratulations to all of you! :)

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  • sinsin Member

    Wish I had added in a vote for Luna Node...I just started using them yesterday and they are awesome. It's great to see Dacentec near the top too :).

  • Congratulations to all winners!

  • Congratulations to RamNode

  • The trend is changing and the top is being filled by highend companies providing new lowend services. I am worried about the future of lowend providers, especially if these highend guys keep on providing services even at a loss just to kill the competition.

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