My VPS.NET review

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As I am sure you know, Tweaked for your Pleasure is hosted on a few nodes at vps.net. While it is sad to say that originally my experiences at VPS.NET was okay, I ended up leaving them due to their SAN issues.

However a while back I was sent an email about their discounted nodes and I have to say, vps.net itself has improved big time. Not only does the SAN issues seem to have gone (at least on the London clouds) but support itself seems to have improved.

My current setup with vps.net is running the latest CentOS image (others you are able to use such as Debian) and their free licence for ISPManager. With VPS.NET you are able to get a free ISPManager licence (I think it is the Pro Edition) which I warn you now, does not work well on Debian and if you are going to pick that license then make sure to select CentOS as your operating system.

Now lets talk about support lately. While I am having an issue of being charged for an unknown node every month, support have removed this node from my invoice and are looking into the issue. Support itself, for me, have often replied within an hour with something that was useful. When I had a major issue in the past however they only seem to respond after the issue was sorted rather than giving updates. I am not able to say if this is still the case as I have yet had a major issue beyond the billing issue I am having.

And now the last thing I want to talk about and what is likely more important to many – the network. I have never, ever had an issue with the network at VPS.NET both before and now and the network itself is pretty fast. The only issue I have with their network is the lack of IPv6 support at this time but been told by support it is coming. And below is a speed test and the end of my review.

[[email protected] unixbench-5.1.2]# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
–2011-11-15 10:09:01– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null’

100%[====================================================>] 104,857,600 73.9M/s in 1.4s

2011-11-15 10:09:02 (73.9 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

So is VPS.NET the future of hosting. Well “cloud based” hosting is indeed going to be used more and more and if used right will over shadow physical servers and hopefully VPS.NET and UK2Group will stay on top of the game. If you decide to use them, just remember the key rule with any provider – make backups, backup those backups and then mail those backups to a backup location away from your home.

Hope it helped.

5 thoughts on “My VPS.NET review

  1. Virtual Hosting

    I think the only problem with them is their expensive price which is $6 a day or $90 per month, but sure they have good service at all right? Breaking their infrastructure into nodes makes them more reliable.

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    1. Snat Post author

      Well for me VPS.NET has works well but there has been times where it have had major issues (and they do not hide this fact). You can find out here – status.vps.net.

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  2. Bharat Bhushan

    In November 2011, I have taken an vps account of 6 nodes from vps.net for hosting for one of my Client's website http://www.pravasitoday.com
    In 10 days I became fed up from their services, and I lost my 10 days uploaded data and $120 for one month hosting charges

    They deleted my website with full backup and said, it is an incident, please create your account again,
    When I asked for refund, they said that they do not refund money, they offerd to take another services of them, but I was so much unsatisfied and fed up with their services, that I left my money with them.

    Now finally I have taken http://www.hostgator.com dedicated hosting, its fine now.
    I have all correspondences with them (VPS.NET), if you will read you will scared of them,

    Beware If you are planning for vps.net than you may suffer like me, your database and website may be deleted with full backup and finally there is no refund policy.
    I will never recommend vps.net at any cost. Take on your risk….

    For more detail contact: [email protected]
    Mob: +91-9868219371

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    1. Snat Post author

      While I doubt I would be scared reading your correspondences as I have dealt with things like that many times and always keep backups for if anything like that happens.

      It is sad to hear about your review and experiences but would you mind posting your correspondences with VPS.NET on here as it would be nice for people that may read this review (and quite a few have) to be able to confirm your side. While I am aware about a year ago they had major issues with their SAN and their backup service, I have not heard anything like that lately.

      Hope Hostgator works well for you.

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