One of my favorite providers is killing my service (but doing it the right way) [KihiHosting]
I just received this e-mail from KihiHosting:
Last year we removed our HDD service in favour of our SSD-cached service, no longer allowing orders for our HDD service.
In the past month we've had several issues with our HDD service, in comparison, our SSD-cached service has had over 234(!) days of uptime with no deterioration in service.
We are no longer able to support our HDD service as we move more towards SSD and SSD-cached services as well as a complete restructure of both the Kihi front and back-end infrastructure.
On March 17th all HDD services will go OFFLINE and services cancelled in our billing system. If you have payed for this month already for your HDD service, the invoice shall be refunded. No invoices will be generated between now and March 17th.
We ask that you backup your data and spin up an SSD service on Kihi.
For any requests for data or emergencies, will keep the services offline for one week before scrubbing all data off of each hard drive.
Due to the short-notice as well as the deprecation in service. We will be giving a 500% credit to all current customers still using the HDD service. For example, if your last bill was $16 for your HDD service, we will be adding $80 of credit to be used on Kihi. This credit will be added to your account in the next 48 hours.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reply back directly to this email.
The sad part is that my $2/month VPS with 120GB of storage is being cancelled this month. The rest is nice though. Refunding my payment from 2 days ago, 500% credit towards a new VPS, 14 day notice, and 1 week buffer before wiping data.
512MB RAM, 1 CPU, 120GB SATA Disk Space (RAID5 or 6 I think), 500GB Bandwidth = $2/month
512MB RAM, 1 CPU, 40GB SSD Cached, 500GB Bandwidth = $4/month
I'm still upset about losing this VPS, but not upset with how they handled it.