LET Q1 2014 Top Provider Poll Results

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Unofficial, as they voted totals for LowendTalk's Q1 2014 Top Provider Poll:

+--------+-------+--------------------+----------------+
| points | votes | name | averagevote |
+--------+-------+--------------------+----------------+
| 280 | 107 | RamNode | 2.616822429907 |
| 147 | 54 | Prometeus | 2.722222222222 |
| 70 | 32 | Iniz | 2.1875 |
| 68 | 37 | Crissic | 1.837837837838 |
| 59 | 12 | Dewlance | 4.916666666667 |
| 41 | 27 | Digital Ocean | 1.518518518519 |
| 37 | 18 | vultr | 2.055555555556 |
| 35 | 12 | drServer | 2.916666666667 |
| 30 | 21 | Backupsy | 1.428571428571 |
| 29 | 15 | BuyVM | 1.933333333333 |
| 26 | 12 | Inception Hosting | 2.166666666667 |
| 24 | 9 | WeLoveServers | 2.666666666667 |
| 21 | 10 | Fliphost | 2.1 |
| 20 | 14 | BlueVM | 1.428571428571 |
| 17 | 11 | BandwagonHost | 1.545454545455 |
| 16 | 10 | Lowendspirit | 1.6 |
| 14 | 5 | Hostigation | 2.8 |
| 14 | 7 | SecureDragon | 2 |
| 14 | 8 | CatalystHost | 1.75 |
| 13 | 8 | CloudShards | 1.625 |
| 12 | 6 | GreenValueHost | 2 |
| 11 | 6 | EDIS | 1.833333333333 |
| 10 | 4 | DelimiterVPS | 2.5 |
| 10 | 3 | DotVPS | 3.333333333333 |
| 10 | 2 | VPSDime | 5 |
| 9 | 7 | MyCustomHosting | 1.285714285714 |
| 9 | 5 | MaximumVPS | 1.8 |
| 9 | 6 | TacticalVPS | 1.5 |
| 8 | 6 | Winity | 1.333333333333 |
| 7 | 3 | QuickPacket | 2.333333333333 |
| 7 | 3 | Castlegem | 2.333333333333 |
| 7 | 2 | Ramhost | 3.5 |
| 6 | 2 | RansomIT | 3 |
| 6 | 3 | Forthcloud | 2 |
| 6 | 5 | ChicagoVPS | 1.2 |
| 5 | 4 | OpenITC | 1.25 |
| 5 | 1 | Godaddy | 5 |
| 5 | 1 | DDoSHost | 5 |
| 5 | 1 | OVH | 5 |
| 5 | 2 | SupremeBytes | 2.5 |
| 4 | 3 | OneAsiaHost | 1.333333333333 |
| 4 | 2 | Virtovo | 2 |
| 4 | 2 | BeastVM | 2 |
| 4 | 2 | Onepoundwebhosting | 2 |
| 4 | 2 | FAPVPS | 2 |
| 3 | 1 | Kimsufi | 3 |
| 3 | 3 | My Custom Hosting | 1 |
| 3 | 3 | ServerMania | 1 |
| 3 | 1 | Hudson Valley Host | 3 |
| 3 | 2 | Blackfox | 1.5 |
| 3 | 1 | HTTPZoom | 3 |
| 3 | 1 | RackBurst | 3 |
| 2 | 1 | AllSimple | 2 |
| 2 | 2 | GoodHosting | 1 |
| 2 | 1 | lunanode | 2 |
| 2 | 1 | sshVM | 2 |
| 2 | 1 | IperWeb | 2 |
| 2 | 2 | Hostnun | 1 |
| 2 | 1 | vexxhost | 2 |
| 2 | 1 | iwStack | 2 |
| 1 | 1 | ultravps | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | TurnkeyInternet | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | NodeDeploy | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Host1plus | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Reliblewebhosting | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | EndofReality | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | SSDVirt | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | HostUs | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | NodServer | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | EtheliteHosting | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Rack.sx | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Torqhost | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Ultimate Hosting | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Filemedia | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Colorhost.de | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Highspeedweb | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | IPXCore | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | vpsNodes | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Dedicated Minds | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | 123Systems | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | VaporNode | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | XLVPS | 1 |
| 1 | 1 | Crowncloud | 1 |
+--------+-------+--------------------+----------------+

83 companies voted for.
 
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
They will be tinkering this time with numbers no doubt.

Dewlance is a hot little issue.   The usual "I run 5 brand" combo voting... Tossing out Jack's voting for his peeps.  Tossing the votes of folks who are LET newbs and ineligible to vote... yeah...

1-5 should be solid.  There onward, well, vote comboing is going to put Oktay north of 40 votes - roughly 6-7th.

CloudShards/QueryFoundry should come in 8-10th.

Sure would be nice if LET/Kossen were transparent and said which votes were tossed and why.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Inception should come in around 42 votes (minus any deductions). Roughly 6-7th and near Oktay.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
There were 146 new voters in this contest (i.e. hadn't voted in Q4 2013).
 
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Good stuff.  You keep a running total then finalise or add up at the end?
I run totals when a full page of votes is done... I started after the first 3 pages were complete and did those.  Then remaining pages were done a day or two after complete.  Final pages 5-6 were done tonight at the same time.

Tool created to input these last time and the report.  So it's easy and quicker than ever.   But since unstructured data, requires human input.
 

Virtovo

New Member
Verified Provider
I run totals when a full page of votes is done... I started after the first 3 pages were complete and did those.  Then remaining pages were done a day or two after complete.  Final pages 5-6 were done tonight at the same time.

Tool created to input these last time and the report.  So it's easy and quicker than ever.   But since unstructured data, requires human input.
Makes sense.  It's how I would do it.  Would make publishing results a lot quicker for the LET/LEB team.

I lost track of what happened, were private votes still kept in?
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Makes sense.  It's how I would do it.  Would make publishing results a lot quicker for the LET/LEB team.

I lost track of what happened, were private votes still kept in?
Kossen back peddled on the private voting and said folks had to place those in public.

So aside from newb users without time on the site to vote being tossed and those double voting and those fraud voting, the numbers should be rather solid.
 

Hxxx

Active Member
Impressive to see  GVH on top of other known providers. 

Congrats to Nick_A as always, #1.

Vultr escalated quickly.

BuyVM should be second. Stallion panel is the next big thing.
 

DomainBop

Dormant VPSB Pathogen
...and condolences to some of the great providers who provide great service and products but who aren't popular LET posters or don't have a lot of friends on IRC and therefore don't stand a chance in the LET poll

A couple of examples of quality providers who received practically no votes:

Bradler & Krantz (ProviderService, UltraVPS) - only 1 vote in the LET poll and yet they're miles ahead of any of the "safe top 10 providers" in terms of reliability and stability of their nodes

SeFlow - low end offerings (under $7 VPS CloudOne and under $7 Cloud CloudFlow, under $49 dedicated servers)  - 0 votes in the LET poll.  Customer support is amazing and network is now among the best.  Their new CloudFlow cloud (128MB and 384 MB are low end priced) featurewise is miles ahead of any of the popular LET cloud offerings (they're the only low end provider to automatically replicate all data to multiple data centers (2) and hypervisors (4) in real time, and the only low end provider to offer autoscaling where you can set rules and your cloud instance will automatically scale up or down depending on traffic/time of day/etc).

tl;dr if I had voted, I would have voted Dewlance +5 in protest because the LET poll is a f**king joke. :p
 
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Damian

New Member
Verified Provider
It's kinda interesting at how pop-con it tends to be. When I participated in That Forum, IPXcore was around 6th place. When I stopped participating, IPXcore drops to the last place with single-votes.
 

serverian

Well-Known Member
Verified Provider
PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!

Got time and interest to count votes only from people who have more than 30-40 posts?
 

Virtovo

New Member
Verified Provider
...and condolences to some of the great providers who provide great service and products but who aren't popular LET posters or don't have a lot of friends on IRC and therefore don't stand a chance in the LET poll

A couple of examples of quality providers who received practically no votes:

Bradler & Krantz (ProviderService, UltraVPS) - only 1 vote in the LET poll and yet they're miles ahead of any of the "safe top 10 providers" in terms of reliability and stability of their nodes

SeFlow - low end offerings (under $7 VPS CloudOne and under $7 Cloud CloudFlow, under $49 dedicated servers)  - 0 votes in the LET poll.  Customer support is amazing and network is now among the best.  Their new CloudFlow cloud (128MB and 384 MB are low end priced) featurewise is miles ahead of any of the popular LET cloud offerings (they're the only low end provider to automatically replicate all data to multiple data centers (2) and hypervisors (4) in real time, and the only low end provider to offer autoscaling where you can set rules and your cloud instance will automatically scale up or down depending on traffic/time of day/etc).

tl;dr if I had voted, I would have voted Dewlance +5 in protest because the LET poll is a f**king joke. :p
Do you use SeFlow cloud?  I was worried as it appears to be using OnApp + OnApp Storage which I've read multiple problems about as a platform.  Any experience with it would be welcomed.
 

mud

New Member
tl;dr if I had voted, I would have voted Dewlance +5 in protest because the LET poll is a f**king joke. :p
Interesting, I decided not to vote because all those people voting for Dewlance made it a f**king joke. Is that the joke you are referring to?
 

Steven F

New Member
Verified Provider
Honestly, I thought Dewlance was going to do better.
I stopped peddling votes for them, because some people took it way too seriously. It's funny, because it's the same winners as Q4 '13. I am not saying that they are providers that don't deserve to win, but rather that it's just a stupid system. It doesn't really promote anything other than whoever is "in" this week.
 

coreyman

Active Member
Verified Provider
I stopped peddling votes for them, because some people took it way too seriously. It's funny, because it's the same winners as Q4 '13. I am not saying that they are providers that don't deserve to win, but rather that it's just a stupid system. It doesn't really promote anything other than whoever is "in" this week.
I feel the same way - but maybe because we didn't receive a single vote :)
 
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