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spotvps first impressions

After the unfortunate incident last week with NordicVPS, I decided to look for a new VPS host. As usual, I went to lowendbox and get the reviews in webhostingtalk. It's there where I stumbled upon a promo from SpotVPS. As it turns out, SpotVPS is a low-cost VPS offering of ComfortHost.NET.

And who are they? Here's what they say about themselves.


ComfortHost.NET have been here since 2004 offer high quality web hosting solutions. All SpotVPS nodes are fully owned hardware and are colocated. All servers used by SpotVPS have been bought with internal cash. Our only monthly cost for these servers are the actual colocation. We are financially healthy and profitable since day one. We are NOT going out of buisness any time soon. We are in it for the long run!

ComfortHost on http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1110770

Here's the plan that I got.
$6.99/mo Ultimate Plan
Memory: 2048mb (2gb)
HD Space: 50gb (50,000mb)
Bandwidth: 1,000gb (1TB)
Monthly Price: $6.99/mo
Setup Fee: FREE!
FREE GIGABIT PORT - FREE WEEKLY BACKUPS - FREE HARDWARE RAID
Location: Orlando, FL at DimeNOC
Test IP Address: 72.29.87.105

2GB RAM for $6.99. That's sweet. Want to try it yourself? ORDER NOW

Word of caution,though. This plan (and all other dirt-cheap vps that I know of) comes with very limited support. You are usually given your VPS, IP and OS install and you have to do the rest. I installed mine with NGiNx, PHP, MySQL and it's already up and running for 7 days straight now.

Here's the result of the test I made on my VPS.

[root@vps ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 14.9939 seconds, 71.6 MB/s

[root@vps ~]# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
--2011-11-24 18:10:35-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100mb.test'

100%[==============================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 66.8M/s in 1.5s
2011-11-24 18:10:36 (66.8 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

I'll try to come up with a review together with my other hosting providers. :)