Just got a free VPS (kinda)

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
A little while back, IPXCore was getting ready to deploy KVM services alongside their OpenVZ ones. For a $2 one-time fee, I got a 512MB KVM for about a month and a half to try it out. As a "thank you" afterwards they gave everyone who tried it a 45% off coupon, and the $2 paid would be available as account credit. After the trial was over, I wasn't really interested in holding on to it, so I archived the coupon and moved on.

The other day I was looking for an IPv6 capable box in NY. Those are unfortunately in very short supply, BuyVM being the only provider to offer such a thing in my price range. So I decided to compromise and use tunneled IPv6 from HE.net, but I would need KVM to do that (I've never had any luck with TUN/TAP + tb-tun). IPXCore's KVMs are in Buffalo, so I decided to pick one up. I remembered the testing offers I had, so I tried to order with the coupon. Didn't work. I opened a ticket, and Damian responded in two minutes asking me for the desired hostname, then set up the order. I was ordering the "Iron" KVM package. With 45% off the $3.99 price tag, then $2 off of that, the final price came to $0.20. Damian was kind enough to waive that (well, it really wasn't worth it to him to charge 20 cents), so now I have a free KVM for a month.

Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool. Thanks IPXCore and Damian. The offers could have been applied the other way around: $3.99 - $2 = $1.99. 45% off $1.99 would leave me with ~$1.10 to pay, but I got it for free. Sweet deal.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Nice!

I actually have a 'free vps', that I had forgotten about. I believe it's free for a year, but when auditing my personal VPS accounts I came across an email from a provider that I had forgotten I had ever used.

Long story short, free VPS for an indefinite period of time for me to tunnel my traffic through when I wish.
 

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
Of course then there's the free VPSes from ChunkHost, but they haven't set one up for me yet. At capacity, so they say.
 

mojeda

New Member
I had a free VPS from ChunkHost and Host1Free but forgot about them and now I guess I don't have them anymore which is understandable.
 
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Damian is a great guy.  IPXCore runs an alright operation.  Just wish they weren't in Buffalo too. :(

Need more offers in other parts of the state.
 

Ivan

New Member
Verified Provider
I have a free VPS from Host1Free. I don't really use it, so it's just there idle. Network speed is 500Kbps, but hey, it's free. Helped me out a lot back then when I was totally new to VPSs. 

As for ChunkHost, my 'free' order is still pending from last year. :D
 
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