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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.



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  1. Bezos is known among innovative CEO's for being one of the only CEO's of such an innovative firm with such low profits. Take a look at this graph: For years he has told investors to believe in him and that he would turn huge profits in the future.
  2. My homemade slow webserver

    I guess now it's time to start selling VPS on there.
  3. Where has MannDude been?

    That's really great to hear. This industry isn't for everyone and can certainly take a toll on anyone who has spent a year or more here in a serious capacity. I sold my company a few months ago and haven't looked back. It's important to do things in life that you're passionate about, and enjoying your job is part of it. I've taken a few classes on criminology (fascinating stuff, by the way) and can't wait to hear some good inmate stories :) Cheers
  4. Help Break Stuff!

    We're working on ironing out the bugs on one of our product lines, and we believe the services could benefit from some testing. Basically, we want you to break whatever you can, and report it to us. If you're interested, contact me via a PM and I'll provide more details (company name, specific needs, etc). After the testing is completed, you'll get to keep a free VPS in any of our locations for 1 year.
  5. I like medium sized companies. Increasing trust is about being an established operation, showing signs of transparency, and being known for running a quality operation. It takes time.
  6. Get drmike. He's responsible for writing half the content on this forum.
  7. @emdad No. Sarcasm doesn't translate well over the Internet. More info: https://internetsarcasm.com/
  8. Why not mention your favorite providers with aff link... at least that would make some sort of sense :) Because hidden affiliate links are generally looked down upon and seen as both spammy and patronizing.
  9. I then responded from my business email and said I am the owner and repeated the steps we had taken to remove the abuse and they aren't responding. SpamHaus wants to talk to the people in charge. They want to talk to the owners of the IPs or ISP.
  10. My math works out fine for the prices listed. Maybe you're not paying the listed prices. Did I ever say you were? No, but I based my math on the prices listed on the website. You'd STILL be losing money, even if IOFlood charged you 50% less. Also, thanks for confirming that there's no overselling. I will grab a box and be the judge of that one.
  11. So you Start - Sentient?

    I just want to pop in and say that their use of MTR is a bit silly. OVH & SYS both want MTR's for everything. It's unnecessary and a lot of distros don't even have mtr installed by default.
  12. "8GB RAM: The Best Deal Ever" Surely these boxes are not oversold in any way, shape, or form? $48/yr = $4/m. That's $0.50 per GB of RAM. Funny, you're using IOFlood. But nice of you to get the IPs SWIP'ed. ;) Likely running their L5639 box I am guessing since it has the most bang for your buck in terms of price per GB. My guess is it's being run at 72 GB RAM w. 4 x 1TB HDD's which puts you at $199/m for the box. Probably getting free IPs from them or something though, since they're nice like that. But you pay about $2.73/GB of RAM. But what about licenses? That's another $10/m there for SolusVM which is likely what you're using. Now we're looking at $2.90/GB of RAM for the box itself. So we're looking at a $2.50 loss PER GB of RAM on these accounts. Maybe you negotiated with your upstreams and killed off about 30% of their margins (good work, if the case). But you're still losing money. So if you sell one of the 8 GB accounts, you're losing $20 (2.50 loss per GB of RAM times 8 GB RAM). Any customers should be warned because the math on this does not check out, and it's an accident/fail co waiting to happen. PS. Let's not talk about how that WHMCS license is getting paid for, or your business expenses, or other necessary expenses, like SUPPORT. PPS. I didn't even count the transaction fees. This is a sinking ship. PPPS. I think we've already discussed the fishy testimonials and you removed one of our favorite spammers. But Ethan Andrews is still there. Here's his fraudrecord: https://www.fraudrecord.com/api/?showreport=05aa1ba3d692d457
  13. Looking for various VPS with cPanel

    @Maggie Thanks for the recommendation and happy shilling! It's "funny" that of your 4 posts they ALL recommend 10gbps.io in some way.
  14. Is SolidShellSecurity still in business?