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Japanese VPS Providers Roundup
I've spent some time exploring Japanese VPS market lately, and decided to start a page to share with you what I [and my anonymous long-nicknamed friend in IRC] have found:
Remind me which ones we may have missed, or PM me any new offers you find, for inclusion into the table/graphs.
Not adding Sakura and Saases at the moment, these seem to have really strict "local-only clients" restrictions.
Previous threads on LET:
P.S.: oh and if you were considering to get one, now is a good time to check out Onamae, their setup fee waive "campaign" on the 2GB plan ends next week. So go buy it and post your review here
P.S.: added SaaSes to the table (they have a very cute "no international customers" FAQ), and at first removed, then re-added Onamae, decided to list both of these anyway, just not draw their prices on the graph.
I can't read japanes language
You should include Linode, even if it is not real japanese they DO have the Tokyo location - Just for completeness.
I'm guessing Linode/VPS.net etc were left out not because they're not owned by a Japanese company, but because their prices aren't in the LEB range.
Indeed, I am not chasing for full completeness, or I would also include things like $25 VPSes from Tsukaeru.
In a couple of LET's hack-related Groundhog Days we've had a short discussion about this, I explained that for me if I'm looking at a provider out of the LEB range (and seems to be no way around that in JP, there are barely any offers below the actual $7), they at least have to offer a good deal. 2GB KVM with 100GB disk and unmetered b/w in Japan for $9 is certainly one, but Linode at $20 for 1GB Xen with 24GB disk is not, they are uninteresting and not even remotely competitive with others; VPS.net with some laughable specs (1.2 GHz CPU 376 MB RAM 10 GB Disk = $20) even more so.
I found a blog which is doing mini-reviews of Japanese VPS providers in Chinese: http://www.pandabgp.com/
Trying tsukaeru's 2GB plan, since i can get it with 1,500円 instead 2,000円 w/o initial cost
it's based on OpenVZ seems
looks like TUN/TAP is disabled by default as i can't run softether in local bridge, you need to pay 5,000円 to have in enabled, wth
at least i still can use SecureNAT mode for now