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edited July 2018 in Reviews
Just don't. Thats basically a good summary. Paid a dollar, the web panel is absolutely horrid. It failed to create my VPS, so I deleted it and tried to remake it. Even though it was advertised hourly billing, I was charged for the full month even though it wasn't ever used. Unable to open a support ticket, and the chat system is down. Complete waste of money, even if it isn't much money.
Nothing to argue about: best bang-for-buck VPS provider, period.
Sorry I posted too early. You most certainly get no bang for your buck.
For €1/month, these are pretty good results I'd say. No downtime whatsoever in 1+ year (used as main DNS+RPZ resolver). But hey, shit happens - which doesn't imply that "the and is nye".
What kind of review is this?
This ain't even a review.
Its hard to review nothing.
On the actual sign up page its signed up as hourly, but even if it wasn't, thats not the issue. The issue is I was charged for a server that was never created.
Wish I got there, I don't think what happened was intentional, but the web panel is the worst panel I have ever seen, and probably just messed up and ended up charging me even though nothing was created. The support is non existent, so I'm just out.
Oh poor boy didn't see that giant banner saying 'you will be charged for a whole month' and created a VM. Yet he didn't realize his balance was charged and deleted the VM right away because it wasn't provided to him instantly.
The guy didn't even bother to click on "How is the cost calculated" otherwise he would have seen that:
Now he is mad because big brother ripped him off a buck. What a shame.
Then simply don't.
It's tragic and traumatic to lose a €, it can really mess up the life balance. It did happen to me too. I created a VPS, choose wrong OS, killed it, and the €1 was gone - that was a staggering 50% of my investment - lost in a split Second!
After many month of expensive psychotherapy I overcame that trauma and I tried again, scared, with my great loss always present in my mind. Now I do run one VPS with two WP domains and some VPN service on the IT1 box. All smooth and no more trauma.
02:23:34 up 569 days, 19:30
No complaints for the uptime
The webpanel that I'm looking at makes it impossible to delete the vps without first turning it off. People still can't find the option to rebuild there?
Where else on earth would you find 2TB transfer @ 1Gbit for $1. Geez. I would't even mind if the control panel was made of Adobe Flash.
I hosted a demo website on Aruba Cloud 2 years ago (VM €1/month). Uptime is good, no problem at all. Except for their Control Panel is quite slow.
what you doing in their control panel that needs to be fast?
Do you want a slow or fast website?
... I want a usable website and a completely working service I paid for. Slow seems to be a subjective. If you explain which part is slow that is affecting your service; that would be more helpful.
Got several VPS at aruba and have to say this is one of the best service I know. U got KVM, more than fair RAM, fast CPU and I/O and as Shot2 says in over 1 year not even a reboot. I have firewall, cronjobs and can set system time, even running an IRC server w/o problems.
10/10 Points for me.
Those of us who spun up 1EUR instances in their LON and Frankfurt DCs are sitting on Gold.
it should be a bench report here.
Im just a little concern about their 70% CPU "security recommendation". Has anyone maxed 100% without complaints?
I am a bit puzzled too. I go there once in a while to add funds. It's not blazing fast. But it works fine. Am quite happy with Aruba and can recommend them if you want value for very little money.
Its better actually. Its VMware. Have been using a one buck instance in dc6 for 30 months now. Zero downtime & consistent performance.
TL;DR; you weren't able to figure how to spin up an instance properly and expect them to be handholding in the middle of the european night for a single € ...
they offer a trial, https://www.arubacloud.com/free-trial.aspx ... of course being aware of that only comes after reading their pages.
3 Gold here... reminds me to top up some credit.
+1 , running observium in london:
07:23:47 up 1033 days, 11:30
I feel I have to always bring up the blacklist problem with their ip ranges. I can't use their services for a half of what I do but if you use 3rd party mail services than it's not much of an issue.
Using €1 per month plan for almost two years, with only two down times of 5 minutes each. What can you expect from a €12 a year service.
I have been using Aruba Cloud (1EUR / month) for around 6 months now. Like OP said - Control Panel is horrible. Ubuntu 18.04 images are not available. Other than that, the service has been pretty good with 0 downtime. You won't get any deal like this - 1EUR/month anywhere else. It is a loss-leader for them.
Also as far as support goes, they responded within 18 hours since ticket opened. Far better support than OVH. Live Chat actually worked when I used it.
indeed, cp is horrible and slow to load. but hey, I have a smooth sailing smart instance running with 500+ days uptime without problems.