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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. The gun thread

    Glock should be in front of any other purchases. Multiple Glocks...
  2. Soo I moved to Birmingham, Alabama to work at KnownHost! :)

    lol yes. Including Sprite, Root Beer, Fanta, Pepsi, etc. All "Coke" down here. Welcome to the South.
  3. SBL = terminate. Keeps things simple with SpamHaus.
  4. Anyone watching the debate(s)?
  5. @Bruce - That's extreme over-simplifying... On topic: I'll be interested to watch the debate on Thursday. We'll see if Rand regains any ground lost to Trump. I think one of the talk show hosts I listen to rightly pointed out that the recent troubles for Rand stem from the fact that Trump basically stole his role. Rand was supposed to be the guy saying and doing things differently than the rest of the field. It's hard to compete with Trump in that area. He's also reportedly having trouble raising funds on the same level as some of his fellow candidates due to an unwillingness to suck up to donors. It's interesting that Trump is leading both the "who would you vote for?" and "who would you never vote for?" polls of Republican primary voters. Would make for an interesting showdown with Hillary, assuming she gets nominated. Would registered Republicans sit home again and let another Democrat win if Trump was their nominee? Tons of them stayed home in 2012... Still can't believe Jeb is polling so well despite his last name and outright scorn for a big part of the base. There's probably quite a few theories out there about that one. Is name recognition just doing the trick for him? Walker is no surprise given the ringing non-endorsement endorsements Rush Limbaugh gave him several months back. He also has a track record of doing what he says he'll do, which is rare for the GOP these days... Lastly, I'll be interested to see if Ben Carson holds his own in a debate format. Fun fact: I sat across the aisle from Mike Huckabee on a plane from NYC to ATL last year. Probably won't vote for him though D:
  6. RamNode - High Performance SSD and SSD-Cached VPSs About Us 10% OFF for LIFE on any new SSD VPS! Coupon: SSD10 RamNode LLC exists for one purpose: to provide affordable VPSs with powerful features. Our years of hosting experience as both clients and providers have inspired us to offer the kind of hosting that clients want at the kind of prices clients want to pay. Though our prices are low, performance is our main focus. We know that our best assets are our loyal customers, so we strive to provide hosting they will rave about to their fellow internet users. Our SSD and SSD-cached VPSs are perfect for a wide range of applications. With our top quality hardware, we can guarantee that our clients will get the most bang for their buck. Our SuperMicro enterprise grade servers are stocked with lightning fast SSDs in LSI-powered RAID10 arrays. Our servers provide incredible I/O as well as the safety of drive redundancy. We use the latest Intel processors on our VPS nodes. CPU is allocated on a fair share basis per VPS, limited by the number of cores in each plan. Our VPSs are hosted in New York City, Atlanta, Seattle, Los Angeles, and The Netherlands. Our US servers are located at Telehouse Chelsea (New York City), 55 Marietta (Atlanta), Equinix (Los Angeles), and The Westin (Seattle), where we own all of our hardware and network (AS3842). We have partnered with a provider in the Dataplace data center in the Netherlands (AS198203) to be able to offer our great plans in Europe as well. RamNode offers KVM and OpenVZ VPSs. We also offer optional DDoS protection for all of our locations. Please see below for more details. ===================================== VPS Features In addition to our great hardware, each VPS comes with the following features: ===================================== SolusVM control panel[/*] 1Gbps fair share port speed[/*] Free DNS hosting[/*] INSTANT setup[/*] Optional DDoS protection for all locations[/*] VPS Plans [PREMIUM] OpenVZ SSD +---- Plan ------- RAM / VSwap ----- CPU --- IP (v4/v6) -- Storage -- Bandwidth --Price -------------- Order -----------+ |-- 128MB SVZ -|-- 128 / 64MB --|- 1 Core --|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 12GB --| 500GB --|- $15/yr --| NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |-- 256MB SVZ -|-- 256 / 128MB -|- 1 Core --|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 25GB --| 1000GB -|- $8/qtr --| NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |-- 512MB SVZ -|-- 512 / 256MB -|- 2 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 50GB --| 2000GB -|- $5/mo ---| NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 1024MB SVZ -|- 1024 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 75GB --| 3000GB -|- $10/mo --| NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 2048MB SVZ -|- 2048 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 95GB --| 4000GB -|- $20/mo --| NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 3072MB SVZ -|- 3072 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 115GB -| 4500GB -|- $30/mo --| NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 4096MB SVZ -|- 4096 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 135GB -| 5000GB -|- $40/mo --| NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ [STANDARD] OpenVZ SSD +----- Plan ------- RAM / VSwap ----- CPU --- IP (v4/v6) -- Storage -- Bandwidth --- Price --------------- Order ------------+ |-- 512MB SVZS -|-- 512 / 256MB -|- 1 Core --|- 1 / 16 --|-- 40GB --|-- 1000GB --|-- $3.5/mo -|- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 1024MB SVZS -|- 1024 / 256MB -|- 2 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 60GB --|-- 2000GB --|-- $7/mo ---|- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 2048MB SVZS -|- 2048 / 256MB -|- 2 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 80GB --|-- 3000GB --|-- $14/mo --|- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 3072MB SVZS -|- 3072 / 256MB -|- 2 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 100GB -|-- 3500GB --|-- $21/mo --|- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 4096MB SVZS -|- 4096 / 256MB -|- 2 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 120GB -|-- 4000GB --|-- $28/mo --|- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 8192MB SVZS -|- 8192 / 256MB -|- 2 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 200GB -|-- 5000GB --|-- $56/mo --|- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ [MASSIVE] OpenVZ SSD-Cached +---- Plan ------- RAM / VSwap ----- CPU --- IP (v4/v6) - Storage - Bandwidth - Price --------------- Order ------------+ |-- 128MB CVZ -|-- 128 / 64MB --|- 1 Core --|- 1 / 16 -|- 80GB --|- 500GB --|- $15/yr --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |-- 256MB CVZ -|-- 256 / 128MB -|- 1 Core --|- 1 / 16 -|- 120GB -|- 1000GB -|- $8/qtr --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |-- 512MB CVZ -|-- 512 / 256MB -|- 2 Cores -|- 1 / 16 -|- 150GB -|- 2000GB -|- $5/mo ---|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 1024MB CVZ -|- 1024 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 -|- 200GB -|- 3000GB -|- $10/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 2048MB CVZ -|- 2048 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 -|- 250GB -|- 4000GB -|- $20/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 3072MB CVZ -|- 3072 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 -|- 275GB -|- 4500GB -|- $30/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 4096MB CVZ -|- 4096 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 -|- 300GB -|- 5000GB -|- $40/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 8192MB CVZ -|- 8192 / 512MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 -|- 350GB -|- 6000GB -|- $80/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ [PREMIUM] KVM SSD +----- Plan ------- RAM ------- CPU --- IP (v4/v6) -- Storage -- Bandwidth --- Price ----------------- Order -----------+ |-- 256MB SKVM -|-- 256MB -|- 1 Core --|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 8GB --|-- 1000GB --|-- $3.5/mo -|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |-- 512MB SKVM -|-- 512MB -|- 2 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 15GB -|-- 2000GB --|-- $7/mo ---|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 1024MB SKVM -|- 1024MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 28GB -|-- 3000GB --|-- $14/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 2048MB SKVM -|- 2048MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 42GB -|-- 4000GB --|-- $28/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 3072MB SKVM -|- 3072MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 56GB -|-- 4500GB --|-- $42/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 4096MB SKVM -|- 4096MB -|- 4 Cores -|-- 1 / 16 --|-- 65GB -|-- 5000GB --|-- $56/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ [STANDARD] KVM SSD +----- Plan -------- RAM ------- CPU ----- IP (v4/v6) --- Storage -- Bandwidth --- Price ---------------- Order ------------+ |-- 512MB SKVMS -|-- 512MB -|- 1 Core --|--- 1 / 16 ---|-- 10GB --|-- 1000GB --|-- $5/mo ---|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 1024MB SKVMS -|- 1024MB -|- 2 Cores -|--- 1 / 16 ---|-- 20GB --|-- 2000GB --|-- $10/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 2048MB SKVMS -|- 2048MB -|- 2 Cores -|--- 1 / 16 ---|-- 40GB --|-- 3000GB --|-- $20/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 3072MB SKVMS -|- 3072MB -|- 2 Cores -|--- 1 / 16 ---|-- 60GB --|-- 3500GB --|-- $30/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 4096MB SKVMS -|- 4096MB -|- 4 Cores -|--- 1 / 16 ---|-- 80GB --|-- 4000GB --|-- $40/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 8192MB SKVMS -|- 8192MB -|- 4 Cores -|--- 1 / 16 ---|-- 140GB -|-- 5000GB --|-- $80/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ [MASSIVE] KVM SSD-Cached +----- Plan ------- RAM ------- CPU ---- IP (v4/v6) - Storage -- Bandwidth --- Price ----------------- Order -----------+ |-- 256MB CKVM -|-- 256MB -|- 1 Core --|- 1 / 16 --|-- 30GB --|-- 1000GB --|-- $3.5/mo -|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |-- 512MB CKVM -|-- 512MB -|- 2 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 60GB --|-- 2000GB --|-- $7/mo ---|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 1024MB CKVM -|- 1024MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 90GB --|-- 3000GB --|-- $14/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 2048MB CKVM -|- 2048MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 110GB -|-- 4000GB --|-- $28/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 3072MB CKVM -|- 3072MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 120GB -|-- 4500GB --|-- $42/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 4096MB CKVM -|- 4096MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 130GB -|-- 5000GB --|-- $56/mo --|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| |- 8192MB CKVM -|- 8192MB -|- 4 Cores -|- 1 / 16 --|-- 180GB -|-- 6000GB --|-- $112/mo -|-- NYC / ATL / SEA / LA / NL --| +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ===================================== FAQ How long does VPS setup take? Your VPS will be setup INSTANTLY upon receipt of payment (unless we happen to be out of stock). KVM VPSs are available instantly, but you are responsible for installing the OS (KVM Guide). How can I pay? We accept PayPal, Credit Cards (via Stripe), and Bitcoin (via BitPay). Do you have a money back guarantee? We have a 3 day money back guarantee on your first invoice of your first service as long as your account is in good standing. Bitcoin payments are not eligible for refunds. What's the best way to get help when I need it? Our VPSs are unmanaged, but you can open a ticket for acceptable support requests. Do you have a looking glass? New York City: [url=http://lg.nyc.ramnode.com]http://lg.nyc.ramnode.com Atlanta: [url=http://lg.atl.ramnode.com]http://lg.atl.ramnode.com Seattle: [url=http://lg.sea.ramnode.com]http://lg.sea.ramnode.com Los Angeles: [url=http://lg.la.ramnode.com]http://lg.la.ramnode.com The Netherlands: [url=http://lg.nl.ramnode.com]http://lg.nl.ramnode.com What is the difference between SSD and SSD-Cached? Our SSD VPSs are built with RAID10 arrays of pure SSD storage. They are some of the fastest on the market. Our SSD-Cached VPSs are also very quick, but come with more space. They store "hot" data (data frequently accessed by the server) in a RAID10 array of SSDs. Less frequently accessed data is stored on HDDs. The whole process is automated by our high performance RAID cards. What is the difference between KVM and OpenVZ? KVM is true virtualization where the VPS operates as its own server, independently of the host node. OpenVZ is a container style of virtualization which relies on the host node's kernel. KVM has no restrictions in terms of functionality, but it has more overhead than OpenVZ. OpenVZ is constrained by the host node kernel, but it has less overhead in the containers themselves. What operating systems are available? We offer a variety of Linux and Windows* 32 and 64-bit OS templates and ISOs. *Client is responsible for Windows license. Do you offer cPanel? Yes, we are an official cPanel NOC. You can order a cPanel/WHM VPS license here. Do you offer DNS hosting? Yes, we offer free cPanel DNS hosting here. Do you offer DDoS protection? Yes, we offer DDoS filtering as an add-on. Please see this article. Can I use my VPS for ___? Please see our AUP. What control panel comes with your VPSs? Our VPSs come with the SolusVM control panel. ===================================== Contact Us There are a variety of ways you can contact us: Sales: sales[at]ramnode.com Support: support[at]ramnode.com Accounts: accounts[at]ramnode.com Skype: RamNode Twitter: RamNode Facebook: RamNode Fan Page IRC: #ramnode on irc.netchat.io (WebChat) You can open a ticket from the Client Area.
  7. Almost always on laptop, rarely on cell phone.
  8. Greece - what's next?

    Not many clients impacted by this so far in terms of their hosting bills with us, but we're flexible for those who contact us.
  9. RamNode is looking for an experienced developer with a deep understanding of virtualization and web technologies to help build and maintain our in-house systems. Experience / Qualifications Expertise in Python, including Flask Familiarity with OpenStack Thorough, organized, detail-oriented mindset with a positive attitude toward problem solving Ability to work well as part of a small, dedicated team 3+ years of experience in a similar position The Senior Developer will collaborate with our CTO to design, build, and maintain RamNode's in-house systems as we transition into the cloud. This position is full-time and remote, although applicants must be located in the US. Hours are flexible. Compensation will be competitive with healthcare and retirement benefits included. Please email me at nick[at]ramnode[.]com to apply.
  10. Cavaliers OR Warriors

    Can't wait to see what Chef Curry cooks up.
  11. Favorite Hollywood Actor ?

    Mark Wahlberg.or Dwayne Johnson. But no, I didn't see Pain and Gain. D: Nicolas Cage sucks, discuss.
  12. Happy 27th Birthday MannDude!

    Happy birthday!
  13. RAMNODE DDOS Move?

    Going well - need some help?
  14. Wait, there was a 5 post rule? D: