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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

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  1. It's not that easy though. These companies were given about a weeks notice from PayPal before their accounts were "restricted" (withdraw only) and marketing their services/products locally will not produce the same income they are getting from countries like the US where disposable income and exchange rate (1 USD = ~3 TL) are much higher. I could understand if the business conditions changed gradually or became tougher, but in this case the people in Turkey were given 7 days to completely change their company into something different all so that the Turkish government could have more control over their citizens and their money. We're also not talking about a hosting provider or anything where innovation is key to surviving, we're talking about people who manufacture things and sell them online. They can't just change their widgets or how they make them or how the ship them, they need to change who is buying them and how to get paid. The DotCom bubble sucked for a lot of people but this wasn't something caused by an outside entity who wanted to control DotCom startups.
  2. From what I've read, Turkey requires ALL servers to be located within Turkey, not just some. The regulations are specifically targeted to keep the financial companies within Turkey's jurisdiction and preventing outside companies from having any influence in their citizen's finances. PayPal, being a private company, refuses to be under the control of Turkey's government which is what will happen if PayPal moves all of their infrastructure to Turkey. I was researching this and found that a lot of people are losing their jobs because of this change. There's a thread on Etsy's forums about this and people who's families rely on the income from their online stores are trying to find ways to be able to afford to move out of Turkey so they can continue to make money to feed their family and have a roof over their head. Imagine having to move to another country just to continue operating the same business you've been running for years and avoid being homeless. It's sick that the government is forcing these kinds of changes that do not benefit the average citizen at all.
  3. ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    Age is not a factor. If he wants to act like a child he will be treated like a child and until he's mature enough to be considered an adult he's still a kid in my eyes.
  4. ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    Looks like somebody is trying to justify being on the payroll. Kids will be kids.
  5. Raspberry PI 3 Now Launched!

    So many ARM topics I forget which one I've been posting to anymore... I got my ODroid C2 and my PINE64 and I must say that ODroid is the clear winner among all of my devices so far. I haven't even tested the C2 outside of a few DD and iperf tests but so far it blows away the competition from those 2 tests alone. The PINE64 is a complete disappointment but I'll wait for the development to mature more before completely tossing it in the garbage. Right now the 1Gbps NIC cannot hit 1Mbps if it's life depended on it with the recommended Debian OS making it impossible to use for anything short of word processing. It's also very picky on displays so if your TV/monitor doesn't work out of the box you'll need to wait for a future update and if you think you're going to use this headless then think again, without setting up the root password SSH will actively refuse connections so you'll need a display just to enable SSH (unless you want to guess where things are with a mouse and keyboard and no monitor). Installing vim and iperf were painful to say the least at sub 10Kbps download speeds. Some people have fixed it by forcing the NIC to run at 100Mbps instead of auto-negotiate but I haven't had any luck and if you set the NIC to 1000Mbps it disables itself so it seems like it can't run at 1Gbps even if it wanted to. I did get to play around with all of my devices the past few days though and basically anything with the word "Pi" in its name (Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Orange Pi) aren't worth the cost of shipping when compared to any of the ODroid devices. iperf tests are pretty bad across the board for them and the CPU load when hitting sub-500Mbps speeds is sad. I'll run some other tests today probably and report my findings.
  6. 37 minutes is the average response time for the 10 most recent tickets so sometimes it can be 3 minutes and sometimes it can be 3 hours. I work the night shift so I'm able to cover the hours my father is sleeping on most days. The main goal for us is to automate as much as possible and provide clients with the ability to fix as much stuff on their own. Short of network/hardware issues (which our data center's monitor their network closely and we try to have as much redundancy as possible with our hardware), there's very little a client cannot fix on their own unless they get suspended for something they did in which case they can open a ticket and we'll deal with it when we're available.
  7. It really depends on the situation. Our average response time right now (for the past 10 tickets I think) is 37 minutes. I can't recall a single client support ticket that's ever taken more than 12 hours to receive a response. As for transparency, we have this nice page that clients see before opening a ticket (unless they open a ticket via e-mail of course): https://securedragon.net/clients/submitticket.php
  8. Support is easily the most costly expense of a hosting provider so opting to being an unmanaged service drops the prices drastically for clients. We've had thousands of clients and less than 1% of them complained about our lack of 24x7 support, those same people also complained about how expensive we are so in the end I was extremely excited to refund their $2. :D
  9. Some co-workers and I were talking about this tablet just now, I showed them this spam and their fake company information so they just lost at least half a dozen sales from this thread (and these are co-workers that spend way too much on tablets). Their marketing team should be so proud.
  10. The owners of the Kansas farm are missing a big business opportunity with this if they're truly getting as many visitors as they say they are. Maxmind is not at fault here because they decided to round off the coordinates and it happened to land within a property that is 360 acres. Seriously, the article neglects to mention the size of the property (15681600sqft is over half a square mile), it's not like some 1000sqft house on a 2000sqft property, if you look up the coordinates on Google Maps it literally puts you in the middle of a field and not near their house. This is horrible reporting at it's best to stir up conflict where there isn't any. Do you know where where Maxmind would send people if they didn't round? Here: http://www.kansastravel.org/geographicalcenter.htm So if the choices are the middle of a field or an actual landmark which is worse?
  11. Automate Everything at Work

    I have an awesome AutoHotkey script that handles all of the repetitive tasks of my job, I would quit my job if I could automated 100% of it though. That's just boring and a waste of time and energy (not to mention the lack of job security would be stressful).
  12. It shouldn't have anything to do with tickets unless WHMCS forgot to update their documentation for the ClientDetailsValidation hook:
  13. ARM device to replace desktop?

    I've mostly been using my C1+ for the past few weeks ever since my AC died. My desktop turns my office into a furnace so I keep it off when I'm not gaming. Unfortunately my Windows VM is offline until I can find time to go rack the server in a new data center so I've been bouncing between the C1+ for general browsing and my netbook for other things. The RPi3 is a complete disappointment and I had to cancel my previous C2 order but I'll be ordering a C2 this week since I find myself using the C1+ much more frequently. Also if you're looking for smooth video playback and browsing then running Android on the C1/C1+/C2 is as good as a desktop. I watch YouTube and Netflix on my 32" LCD without any issues.
  14. We have the PO Box address on our site, that's the only address we really have. My dad and I don't want to post our home addresses online because we piss off a lot of people being in the VPS business. It's only the 2 of us, there was 3 of us at one point but that didn't work out. We've never advertised that our team was more than the 2 of us.