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New here, am i allowed to ask for input/reviews of my service?

tonysala87

New Member
Hi,

I've been a long time lurker but only just signed up. I signed up in the hope that some of the more experienced vps providers and users here could give me some feedback on my service. it's a BETA free vps service for educational use.

My questions are:

1. am I allowed to post the site?

2. if so, is the reviews section an acceptable place to ask for reviews instead of making reviews?

Thanks,

Tony
 

NodeBytes

Dedi Addict
Should be fine. You can PM @manndude or one of the other moderators and ask. 

Interested to see what this is and would be interested in helping test.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Hmmm...

Since you were kind enough to ask, and concerned enough to care, I'll allow it.

Just tell us more about yourself and the company you're working on before accepting beta orders.
 

shawn_ky

Member
Educational use sounds interesting... I have been wanting to get my students involved more with Linux and this could be a good opportunity. :)
 

johnlth93

New Member
Educational use? I am a student, would that consider educational use?   :rolleyes:
 
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tonysala87

New Member
Hmmm...

Since you were kind enough to ask, and concerned enough to care, I'll allow it.

Just tell us more about yourself and the company you're working on before accepting beta orders.


Educational use sounds interesting... I have been wanting to get my students involved more with Linux and this could be a good opportunity. :)
Educational use? I am a student, would that consider educational use?   :rolleyes:
@manndude, well there's no company it's just me. I've been working on linux systems for about 6 years, I would say im an intermediate sysadmin. The site is http://eduvps.net there aren't any "orders" as it's a free service intended to help those who want to learn to program or learn linux. When i started learning linux i had to keep reloading my home computer :)

@shawn_ky yes that is exactly the idea, though I wouldnt suggest hosting critical data on it, it's more of a "need a vps for a 60 minute class?" sort of thing.

@johnith93 yes if you use it to learn more about linux, programming, or something else. There aren't set rules, however the service is intended to help people who have the desire to learn, not to run gameservers or mine bitcoins :)

please excuse the design, I'm not a frontend guy. Someone from facebook offered to make a bootstrap based front end for it though, so that should be up in a couple of weeks.

Functionality is quite basic right now, but I plan to add the option to back and download the containers. I'm not sure what else might be though, so i'm looking for feedback.

Please keep in mind that this is a beta!
 
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shawn_ky

Member
Very cool. I have a couple of students that would love learning Linux and this could be a good opportunity.. I'll make sure they realize it's BETA!
 

Ivan

New Member
Verified Provider
Ah I saw incero link to this on their facebook
Now I remember where I saw it from on Facebook! Haha, when I saw this thread, I kept thinking "I've seen this before yesterday on Facebook, a page posted it" but I can't seem to recall what page posted it :p
 

tonysala87

New Member
Thanks for testing it out. I have to run to work, but a few questions and comments:

- @bcarlsonmedia: the vps will last "forever" (that's the intention. Im hoping to get other server donations to expand the service. My host said they would provide me with free IPs if i can keep the spam and other abuse to a very minimum. So I'm going to spend the next few days trying to detect various abuse (spam is the main one I guess?) and prevent it. 

@fliphost: yes, that's my host. They gave me a discount and free ips. I'm hoping to find other hosts who will do the same, preferably hosts with ipv6. But for now I'm going to work on perfecting the service before trying to expand it.

suggestions received:

- start/stop/reboot (if you stop for extended periods of time do you expect to keep the same ip? that would tie up valuable ips, maybe a 4 hour lease for ips on stopped machines?)

- disable smtp on the switch (host said we should probably do this), do you think this will turn away legitimate users?

- ipv6 (will do when i have another host, current host also "working on it")

- remove USA/CA phone verification (im not sure i can do this without inviting a flood of abuse, thoughts? Plan to expand to all countries though but keep phone verification)

Thanks for any suggestions, I'll be back in ~10 hours.
 

Awmusic12635

Active Member
Verified Provider
Thanks for testing it out. I have to run to work, but a few questions and comments:

- @bcarlsonmedia: the vps will last "forever" (that's the intention. Im hoping to get other server donations to expand the service. My host said they would provide me with free IPs if i can keep the spam and other abuse to a very minimum. So I'm going to spend the next few days trying to detect various abuse (spam is the main one I guess?) and prevent it. 

@fliphost: yes, that's my host. They gave me a discount and free ips. I'm hoping to find other hosts who will do the same, preferably hosts with ipv6. But for now I'm going to work on perfecting the service before trying to expand it.

suggestions received:

- start/stop/reboot (if you stop for extended periods of time do you expect to keep the same ip? that would tie up valuable ips, maybe a 4 hour lease for ips on stopped machines?)

- disable smtp on the switch (host said we should probably do this), do you think this will turn away legitimate users?

- ipv6 (will do when i have another host, current host also "working on it")

- remove USA/CA phone verification (im not sure i can do this without inviting a flood of abuse, thoughts? Plan to expand to all countries though but keep phone verification)

Thanks for any suggestions, I'll be back in ~10 hours.
I would think disabling smtp would probably cut down on your abuse a lot. It shouldn't be needed to learn linux
 

egihosting

New Member
Verified Provider
Very cool service. Once users graduate from the free service. they'll need something faster and more powerful and you can help them with that.

I would suggest posting certain "projects" or "guides" to give some direction.  
 

tonysala87

New Member
@fliphost, yeah I'm going to send a ticket for that now.

@egihosting, good idea, I think a wiki might work, as I dont have time to put all the content together.
 

tonysala87

New Member
I found some users were able to beat the phone verification system (using the same number by registering all at the same time), so I've deleted the vps under the accounts of users who intentionally bypassed the phone verification system (approx 70 users from vietnam). 
 

tonysala87

New Member
I just added uk, australia, and indonesia to the phone verification system. Is there anyone here from any of those countries that can try signing up for me? I've verified the process is still working with USA/CA, so it should work with the other countries, but have no way of testing it.

thanks,

tony
 

splitice

Just a little bit crazy...
Verified Provider
Review:

After login "Your phone number is currently unverified. you must verify a USA or Canadian phone number before using our service." needs to be changed.

Other than that it worked fine.

In case you need to know my number is on the Telstra Wholesale (resold) network.

Please delete my account, don't want to be telemarketed too if your db gets hacked / leaks or anything.
 
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Jeffrey

New Member
6GB of Ram for free? Wow. :D What providers are you using to keep this alive? Also, where's your TOS?
 
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