Who was your first VPS provider?

Discussion in 'Hosting Talk & Reviews' started by MannDude, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

    Mar 8, 2013
    Who was your first VPS provider? Are they still around to this day?

    I'm not 100% certain but I do believe my first VPS provider was AlienVPS... chosen at the time due to price. Their website appears to be spitting out a DB error at this time so I am not sure if they are still in operation or not.

    What about you, who was your first VPS provider?
  2. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

    Oct 11, 2013
    My first VPS provider long ago (2002?) was the first Linux VPS provider (they starting offering services in 2001), and they're still around.

    2002 offers: http://web.archive.org/web/20020212054820/http://www.rosehosting.com/virtserv.htm

    their original offer in 2001: http://web.archive.org/web/20010924043306/www.rosehosting.com/virtserv.htm

    TL;DR: tried to sell the company late last year, nobody wanted to pay the asking price (130K), bye bye via a disappearing act soon after

    sale attempt: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1438312

    R.I.P.: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1439399
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  3. Jive

    Jive New Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    I think my first would have been from vzlayer.com or jumba.com.au.

    VZLayer appears to be dead from my end, but Jumba is still going strong. Know a few people who still stick wIth and recommend Jumba for their own personal stuff, but I couldn't comment on their service as it's been years since I even thought about them.
  4. lowesthost

    lowesthost Member Verified Provider

    Mar 1, 2014
    AlienVPS  dead pooled sometime in  12-2014  there ip's are announced to the NJ IX 
  5. Coastercraze

    Coastercraze Top Thrill Verified Provider

    Mar 28, 2013
    My first VPS offsite was with Ramhost and yup still around. Control panel is nice and simple.
  6. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

    May 3, 2013
    volumedrive many years ago. 

    One of the reasons I got into hosting was so I could move away from it.
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  7. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

    Mar 8, 2013
    I've almost forgotten about Ramhost... glad to see they're still around!
  8. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

    May 17, 2013
    My first was HostV (VPS side of Cirtex) in December of 2007. They were bought by A Small Orange/HostNine a few years back.
  9. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
    Ahh a good one...

    I was late to the VPS world.  My interest in VPS waned quickly with lots of foolish providers.  I tried MANY.  I can't even remember who was first at this point :(

    AlienVPS was a company I noted very early on.  Never bought from them but considered it more than I should have.

    Mid 2014 we had a thread about them re-appearing like the aliens they were:

    Shame that the carcass of AlienVPS died like that.  Owner clearly must have owed bills and had a drop dead date.   It was a great design and theme that rivals the best of today.  Sure the brand and image was badly damaged... Oh well.
  10. Scopehosts

    Scopehosts Member Verified Provider

    Jan 14, 2015
    My first host for vps was guardhost.net in 2007. Where we started providing hosting services to only selected webmasters ...

    Had my first experience with the virtuozzo control panel there to monitor and control VPS.. Now they have long gone..
  11. rds100

    rds100 New Member Verified Provider

    May 18, 2013
    My first was a VPS from gandi.net. Had it since 2008. Only used own servers and coloed servers before that.
  12. bizzard

    bizzard Active Member

    May 16, 2013
    I am late to the party. My first provider was IntoVPS and they are still going strong, but not much visibility in the Low-End market. Their support has always been great. They have a easy to use custom panel too.

    Started of with the 512MB OVZ plan and then my resource needs increased. In search of good providers led me to BuyVM, RamNode, Crissic and few others.

    Just checked IntoVPS again and they have doubled their RAM. Considering the quality of support I received, I'd always recommend them.
  13. zed

    zed Member

    Jul 6, 2014
  14. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    Memset...back in 2001/2

    Before that it was all shells. Ukshells and Infra.
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  15. k0nsl

    k0nsl Bad Goy

    Dec 15, 2013
    I believe it was RoseHosting, they're of course still in business  :)
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  16. NetDepot-KH

    NetDepot-KH New Member Verified Provider

    Mar 20, 2014
    I never realized 24shells was my first provider who provide the VPS for IRCd and Shell back to the year 2007 wow!
  17. Tyler

    Tyler Active Member

    May 27, 2015
    Does anyone remember shells, like IRCD shells? For me the first thing I bought was an IRCD shell so I could run an IRC network.

    In terms of VPS, the first one for me was SliceHost. I think I might have bought a VPS or two from BlueVM (not sure though... they were horrible, but they had Blue in the name but wasn't BlueHost). Also DamnVPS/ThrustVPS was one of the first ones I bought from.
  18. gonggo

    gonggo New Member Verified Provider

    Feb 26, 2014
    jaguarpc, maybe in 2006/7. $20-something for 256MB vps
  19. davidgestiondbi

    davidgestiondbi New Member Verified Provider

    May 2, 2014
    My first VPS provider was Virpus if I remember well.

    Prior of that, I was running everything on local servers.
  20. raj

    raj Active Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Virtuozzo VPS from Spry.com circa 2003.