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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

      Dear vpsBoard members and guests:

      Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry.

      Due to time constraints and new interests I no longer wish to continue to maintain vpsBoard. The web site will remain only as an archive to preserve and showcase some of the great material, guides, and industry news that has been generated by members, some of which I remain in contact to this very day and now regard as personal friends.

      I want to thank all of our members who helped make vpsBoard the fastest growing industry forum. In it's prime it was an active and ripe source of activity, news, guides and just general off-topic banter and fun.

      I wish all members and guests the very best, whether it be with your business or your personal projects.

      -MannDude

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  1. Dear vpsBoard members and guests: Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry. Due to time constraints and new interests I no longer wish to continue to maintain vpsBoard. The site will remain only only as an archive to preserve and showcase some of the great material, guides, and industry news that has been generated by members, some of which I remain in contact to this very day and now regard as personal friends. I want to thank all of our members who helped make vpsBoard the fastest growing industry forum. In it's prime it was an active and ripe source of activity, news, guides and just general off-topic banter and fun. I wish all members and guests the very best, whether it be with your business or your personal projects. -MannDude
  2. Who was your first VPS provider? Are they still around to this day? I'm not 100% certain but I do believe my first VPS provider was AlienVPS... chosen at the time due to price. Their website appears to be spitting out a DB error at this time so I am not sure if they are still in operation or not. What about you, who was your first VPS provider?
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr8JJe9-6BE Gotta love Neil Young.
  4. is vpsboard dead?

    Depends on who you ask. I'm no longer working in the IT industry and haven't been for a while, but I've got a couple online projects I'm working on on the side. vpsBoard definitely isn't at it's peak activity but it's still, uh, 'in use'.
  5. Let's say you had $10,000 to start fresh. Not a small budget, but certainly not a large budget either, though acceptable enough to get started in the industry properly. You have to use this $10,000 and nothing else to start a VPS brand or web-hosting service. How would you utilize this to get started?
  6. Curious how everyone here came up with their company name. Some names seem obvious, as in they include the words, "host", "vps", "server", etc. Others, not so much. Since your company name is your brand identity, I'm curious why you chose the name you did and how you came up with it.
  7. The cesspit / chat thread.

    Word.
  8. To those who celebrate the holiday, I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving. May your plates be full of great food and you be surrounded by good family!
  9. Heya, Long story short ( because I'm about to cook dinner and stomach is growling :) ), we'll soon be working on a 'case study', of sorts, about BitCoin in the web-hosting industry. There still seems to be a lot of confusion about BitCoins from the end-user, I have no interest in touching base on that as there are plenty of guides and topics covering what BitCoins are. My main area of focus for this will be concentrating on providers who accept BitCoin as a payment method to learn how it's been for you. So, if you're a provider and accept BitCoin as a payment method, is this something you would like to partake in? The piece will hopefully be used as a reference point for the web-hosting industry as there doesn't seem to be very much (consolidated) information regarding accepting BTC. Threads I have seen when questions are asked are often a mix of skepticism from those who don't use it, positive comments from those who do, and honest concern from others. Will be nice to have an organized write-up with factual information provided directly from providers. I'm still working out the details, but respond here if you wish to partake.
  10. The cesspit / chat thread.

    Yep. I still have a dev box but got pretty upset when I couldn't get support for it. They're weird. Worst case scenario on a live box is I goof something up badly enough I got to do a restore from backup. A pain in the ass, sure, but not a catastrophic failure by any means.
  11. The cesspit / chat thread.

    Have I mentioned lately how much I hate IPB? Run updates, it always fucks something up. Anyhow, until now, the side bar ads are going to be displayed above the content feed because IPB is retarded and broke the 'Pages' feature which I use to create custom sidebar blocks like the one that displayed the ads when they appear below the content feed. Just making this known since last time ads were moved people freaked out on me. I'm working with IPB to find out why everytime I upgrade something new breaks.
  12. vpsBoard is now adsBoard

    The "vpsBoard Discussions" sidebar feed shouldn't contain stuff from the marketplace forums... This has been fixed. My bad! :)
  13. looking for 10 vps with residential ips

    For what reason is this required?
  14. I'm sure most of you are aware of https://letsencrypt.orgalready. How do you all imagine this will change the SSL market and how will other certificate authorities such as GlobalSign, Comodo, etc compete?
  15. vpsBoard - Future Discussion

    Posting from work right now. I only get a little time on the computer to check emails and write reports but I'm still very much here. I know I'm backlogged on responding to PMs but I still check the reported content (spam) and remove items as needed. :) I'll be back later once I get home.
  16. To my surprise, I notice a email in my inbox today from none other than a "Gregory Clark" of Colocrossing threatening to sue vpsBoard for 'libel' in regards to a user made review of one of their companies, HudsonValleyHost. As you can imagine, this came as a bit of shock to me as vpsBoard itself does not publish reviews and instead is simply a platform and outlet for end users to publish their experiences with companies if they do wish to do so. Furthermore the letter was addressed to me personally, as the owner of vpsBoard, accusing myself personally of libel instead of requesting information about the end-user who supposedly committed the libel. The thread in question that they don't want you to see was published in 2014 which can be read in full detail here: As always, vpsBoard has been an open platform in which users can share their experience and providers can, and are encouraged, to respond and share their side of the story as well. There have been many examples of complaints and issues being resolved using this platform and their failure to engage or resolve the issue with the end user who wrote the review is on them, not me. They make the claim that I allow this knowing it to be 'factually untrue'. This is indeed false. Based on a wide selection of reviews made on this company and others under the parent company's control during this time period, on vpsBoard and other similar sites, it would not be unreasonable to believe that the words written are true. The burden of proving the readers that the review is factual, exaggerated, or completely false is not on me. The timeline of events are known only by those who had direct experience with the situation outlined in the above thread which would be the original poster and any number of staff that worked for ColoCrossing or Hudson Valley Host at the time. I wonder if iNet / WebHostingTalk was served the same letter for the same thread made there, which can be read in full here: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1342625 This is a thread that WebHostingTalk temporarily "Featured", and interestingly enough the same thread was made on LowEndTalk itself right here: https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/20550/colocrossing-hudson-valley-host-where-is-my-refund/p1 and as you'll see, it's still up. So this poses the question, why is Colocrossing picking on vpsBoard? Was it a funny game for them to send me a threatening legal letter on my birthday? (The letter was drafted on the 24th, original email that I overlooked was sent on the 25th) What are their true intentions? And here I was, thinking that the hatchet had been buried after years of petty little back and forths.
  17. ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    It definitely came from them. Jon Biloh himself initiated a conversation with me on Skype to request I respond promptly to the email. See the screenshot that I posted on LowEndTalk when it came up in the CestPit that @DomainBop shared in this thread as well as the screenshot below: I asked Jon on LET to respond to the claim and verify that what I am saying is true or untrue, he has decided not to respond. I don't think it's necessary, the information I've provided is proof enough. I have no interest in antagonizing him or Greg Clark of Colocrossing / HudsonValleyHost for a formal response to this, as their silence speaks louder than anything they could say about the matter.
  18. Please delete this information, I don't want to get another legal letter about 'libel' on my blog.
  19. ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    I have not yet heard back from Greg. I emailed him back 2 days ago. EDIT: And yes, the subject of the email was literally, "Request to remove Libelous Blog String-VPS Board"
  20. Good song from a good (but weird/messed up) movie.
  21. ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    Thanks for the heads up, much appreciated.
  22. ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    The second result listed is a negative review published on HudsonValleyHost's parent company's own website, LowEndTalk ( https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/52647/hudsonvalleyhost-com-very-bad-experience-buyers-be-aware ). Surprised they are asking me to remove one from this site, when they themselves have not or will not do the same on their own. ;)
  23. Is anyone here rocking a Cubieboard or Hackberry or anything of the sort? Been looking at some RaspberryPi alternatives that offer the same cost:performance ratio (I don't mind if it costs more so long as the increase in cost is reflected by the increase in performance). What do you guys think?
  24. The cesspit / chat thread.

    It's crazy that so many people carry pepper spray as self defense. I mean, it's effective as shit. But there are so many variables involved in getting a good hit and not getting any spray back into your own eyes. If I was a lady jogger who jogged often I'd go as far as saying I think they should be sprayed once just to understand how awful it is and to also understand how to get out of a situation if they had to use it but also got some spray back in their eyes. Even walking through a mist of it, not even a direct application to your skin/face is going to feel like you got sweat and ground glass in your eyes until you produce enough tears to get the resin out of your eyes... and even then, you're going to have trouble seeing. Maybe I'll start the MannDude institute of OC spray for lady joggers.
  25. The cesspit / chat thread.

    I got sprayed once as a requirement to become an OC instructor for the department. We also had to spray a mannequin dummy as part of the course as well, and in doing that, my OC canister just shot out a mist since it was near empty and it all blew back in my face. That was the second time that day I was rendered useless and blind by it, though it wasn't as bad as the first time, it still really really sucked... haha.