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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. With the recent DDOS propagated from IoT on a new level, beside changing the default password, how would you prevent your devices from becoming part of this botnet?
  2. Do you use a VPN for your normal internet browsing?

    PIA VPN to CYA for certain apps via proxy. On a recent trip I setup my PIA as a US VPN in Central America to use Google Hangout calling for free. So, I'm a selective VPN user.
  3. I'm running an Acer C720 11" w/ ChromeOS. I ran a dual boot for awhile & chroot a bit, but my needs were minimal and I restored it back to ChromeOS. With a few apps installed I'm able to manage most of my toy vps', but nothing major. I picked it up for $100 on CL and haven't looked back. My needs are minimal, secure shell and a few web based apps like sheets, drive, photo & pixlr and I'm done. This fits into my home use plan, server, htpc, laptops, tablets & phones ---> server/plex server & laptop & phones
  4. Home Network Setup

    Yeah, late to the game but here is my setup. This took a while to build. Cox w/ 50MBps down & 15 MBps up (typically 20/3) @ 300GBs/mo soft limit (w/ free monthly overages notificatoins :D ) Scientific-Atlanta WebSTAR DPC2100 Cable Modem DOCSIS 2.0 w/ Netgear CD3000 DOCSIS 3.0 replacement on station w/ APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA |__ Western Digital My Net N900 Central w/ 1TB integrated network storage - quad networks | dual 5GHz Guest & Hidden SSID and dual 2.4Ghz Guest & SSID1 ch 4 on UPS |__ NAS - Iomega 2TB RAID 1 w/ Plex media w/ 2TB USB backup on UPS |__Office via Belkin F5D4085 Powerline AV500 |__ Desktop w/ 3 NICs & ASUS PCE-AC66 w/ Plex Server & VMs - i7 2.6k w/ 16gbs w/ APC Smart-UPS RM SMT1500RM2U |__ Raspberry Pi B+ testing on SSID1 |__Home Cat 5 wired network |__ Living Room - Asus RT-55n w/ quad networks | 5GHz (disabled) & 2.4Ghz Open network w/ isolation and duplicated SSID1 ch 11 |__ Every single person who walks in my house's WiFi device on the open\isolated network & my various devices |__Garage via wireless bridge on DDWRT'd Linksys WRT54GS SSID1 |__ Linksys WRT150 home network Pen-tester |__ Netgear Prosafe FVS318v3 - subnet on APC Smart-UPS RM SMT1500RM2U |__ 2x Cisco 1900 Switches w/ every friends* pc requiring repair & upgrades - currently 6 w/o |__ ECS thin ITX NM70-TI for VPS testing & upcoming NAS/Firewall Build
  5. What's your car?

    black on black '11 335d & lovin' it also.
  6. ChicagoVPS - Christmas 2Gb Special

    I'm not on the LA IP block, instead 75.127.*.* in Chicago. I'm also point a sub domain to the assigned IPs and mail is hosted on a shared account. I saw your question on the newest LET offer. I'm waiting for their answer.
  7. ChicagoVPS - Christmas 2Gb Special

    I have heard some issues on the various forums, but so far none yet for my experience.
  8. ChicagoVPS - Christmas 2Gb Special

    Here is my objective quality evidence. I've had uptimerobot running a ping and http monitor on this VPS.
  9. ChicagoVPS - Christmas 2Gb Special

    Two file error - one permission error (x13) & on where a file did not exist. The only time the server has been down from their side was to reboot the OpenVZ vunerability this week. As far as I can tell, the server has always been reachable. I'll try and find some OQE, but each time I try to access it, no issues from my side. The petabyet has quite a few listed with varying results. No support tickets yet, but open might be open to address the issues with network speed. I'm more concerned about uptime vice download speeds.
  10. Reviews: Rules and Formatting Guide

    @MannDude sorry for posting my review before 10 posts.
  11. ChicagoVPS - Christmas 2Gb Special

    retest same command: --2014-06-25 12:41:14-- htp://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80...connected. 100%[=================================================>] 104,857,600 423K/s in 3m 59s 2014-06-25 12:45:13 (429 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600] Agreed. Just posting the results. I think the petabyet is more representative at 13.784MB/s over multiple sites. Should be 100Mbps Offer at LET: blog/chicagovps-603-years-2gb-openvz-vps-in-buffalo-and-chicago/ EDITED to remove hyperlink
  12. ChicagoVPS - Christmas 2Gb Special

    Provider: ChicagoVPS - bought as a noob!(still a noob). Plan: OpenVZ VPS - Enterprise VPS - Limited Time Special Price: $60 for 3 years ($1.67/mo) Location: Chiacago, USA Purchased: 12/2013 w/ instant activation VPS terms: 2TB/mo 2GBs & 50GB storage IPv4/6: 2/ 0 Support tickets: 0 tickets System information: CPU: cat /proc/cpuinfo (pared down) processor : 3 model name : Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz cpu MHz :3492.146 cache size : 8192 KB physical id : 0 siblings : 8 address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual power management: Memory: cat /proc/meminfo (pared down) MemTotal: 2097152 kB MemFree: 965088 kB SwapTotal: 0 kB SwapFree: 0 KB Disk: dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.34586 s, 201 MB/s Throughput: wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null -2014-06-25 11:02:27-- Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175 100%[============================================>] 104,857,600 425K/s in 4m 1s 2014-06-25 11:06:29 (424 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600] Petabyet – 8.87 of 10 & 13.764MB/s New Relic Monitoring (past 7 days): Response time: 610ms; Apdex: 0.83 [0.5]; Error Rate: 0.93%; Throughput: 0 rpm History/Uptime: last -x | grep reboot reboot system boot 2.6.32-042stab09 Tue Jun 24 15:14 - 11:32 (20:18) - OpenVZ kernel update reboot system boot 2.6.32-042stab07 Tue Jun 3 03:34 - 11:32 (22+07:58) – under investigation (probably me) Usage: Webmin management, Varnish front end to Apache & Nginx web server w/ squid proxy for Costa Rican family members netflix addiction & remote proxy ssh for firewall bypass - basically fun and so far happy. Thanks @wlanboy for the template
  13. What else does everyone do?

    day job - civil service; side: Real Estate; hobbeis: vps' buyer
  14. BlueVM quick review - 6 months

    Their ticket times are slow and I find that it takes many interactions before the primary issue is resolved. Not having the same 'issues' with using their services from colocrossing, my accounts seem stable. From various reviews and complaints, here, LET & WHT, this also seems consistent. Various levels of consistency is their norm.
  15. Anyone watch Silicon Valley?

    The IT crowd was a good show too - link