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$5/year VPS

Nigh is risen,

Now that my beloved alphawootnfpbytes has floated off into the abyss, along with their crazy $5/year offers, I'm on the lookout for the next best thing for my hobby of running deadly experiments on dirt cheap toys from the internet.

For today's experiments, I want to run a small DNS server, so it must have an IPv4 address - this rules out NAT (unfortunately)

Otherwise, the specs required are extremely minimum.

Any amount of RAM over 64mb would suffice (for OpenVZ/LXC).
1GB storage would work.
CPU can be a potato as long as it emits at least 3.6 Roentgen/hr from the potassium.
Location and network also unimportant, 10mbit connection is perfect.

Extra points if there is a location SELECTER offered for superior redundancy and insurance against single node catastrophe.

Can increase budget to $8 if server is strong on plow.

Sirs, thank you.

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  • donlidonli Member
    edited June 2019

    You know how many $6 VirMach deals there were last BF?

    The problem is the IPv4 address is worth about $6/year alone.

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • @donli said:
    You know how many $6 VirMach deals there were last BF?

    I give up, how many?

    Thanked by 1kkrajk
  • donlidonli Member
    edited June 2019

    @dahartigan said:

    @donli said:
    You know how many $6 VirMach deals there were last BF?

    I give up, how many?

    More than any one person could idle.

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • @donli said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @donli said:
    You know how many $6 VirMach deals there were last BF?

    I give up, how many?

    More than any one person could idle.

    Challenge accepted

  • So you need one IPv4 address for less than 42 cents per month...if nothing else. Right?

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
    edited June 2019

    @dahartigan said:
    Challenge accepted

    Based on records about 25 flash sales VPS were sold by VirMach at < $6/yr, with highest RAM 640MB / SSD 30GB.

    The cheapest non easter-egg one is $0.95/yr

    $0.95/yr
    VIRTUALIZATION OpenVZ – 1 GIGABIT
    RAM 512MB DEDICATED RAM
    CPU 1x FAIR SHARE CPU vCORE
    HDD 15GB SSD (RAID 10)
    BANDWIDTH 500GB BANDWIDTH
    LOCATION BUFFALO, NY LOCATION
    IPs 1 DEDICATED IPv4
    
  • donlidonli Member
    edited June 2019

    @FAT32 said:

    @dahartigan said:
    Challenge accepted

    Based on records about 25 flash sales VPS were sold at < $6/yr, with highest RAM 640MB / SSD 30GB.

    I got one of the $6 ones in LA with :

    OpenVZ
    500 GB Bandwidth.
    768 MB Memory.
    30 GB SSD.
    1 IPv4 address
    (0 IPv6 addresses because you know why).

    Thanked by 2dahartigan FAT32
  • @yongsiklee said:
    So you need one IPv4 address for less than 42 cents per month...if nothing else. Right?

    That's what it boils down to.

    @FAT32 said:

    @dahartigan said:
    Challenge accepted

    Based on records about 25 flash sales VPS were sold by VirMach at < $6/yr, with highest RAM 640MB / SSD 30GB.

    The cheapest non easter-egg one is $0.95/yr

    $0.95/yr
    VIRTUALIZATION OpenVZ – 1 GIGABIT
    RAM 512MB DEDICATED RAM
    CPU 1x FAIR SHARE CPU vCORE
    HDD 15GB SSD (RAID 10)
    BANDWIDTH 500GB BANDWIDTH
    LOCATION BUFFALO, NY LOCATION
    IPs 1 DEDICATED IPv4
    

    Woah, thanks for sharing that :) If nothing comes of this thread, I'll just wait for BF

    Thanked by 1FAT32
  • donlidonli Member

    @FAT32 said:

    $0.95/yr
    VIRTUALIZATION OpenVZ – 1 GIGABIT
    RAM 512MB DEDICATED RAM
    CPU 1x FAIR SHARE CPU vCORE
    HDD 15GB SSD (RAID 10)
    BANDWIDTH 500GB BANDWIDTH
    LOCATION BUFFALO, NY LOCATION
    IPs 1 DEDICATED IPv4

    They wanted to beat @cam and his insane BF $1 NAT VPS offer.

    Thanked by 2dahartigan Cam
  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
    edited June 2019

    @donli said:
    They wanted to beat @cam and his insane BF $1 NAT VPS offer.

    I believe you missed it, the cheapest one by @cam is $0.70/yr :)

    Anyway now I am low key regret for not buying the $0.95/yr one by VirMach

  • donlidonli Member

    @FAT32 said:

    @donli said:
    They wanted to beat @cam and his insane BF $1 NAT VPS offer.

    I believe you missed it, the cheapest one by @cam is $0.70/yr :)

    Yeah after buying one of the $1 ones (I didn't think he could go any lower) I also went for one of the later $0.70 ones.

    Thanked by 3dahartigan FAT32 Cam
  • uptimeuptime Member

    just wait for BF

    178 days until ...

    I picked up one of the VirMach OVZ BF deals with those specs (512 MB ram, 15 GB SSD) in Seattle for $4.75/y last time around. (I think it was one of the first of several flash sale impulse buys that weekend ... no ragrats!)

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire

    @donli said:
    Yeah after buying one of the $1 ones (I didn't think he could go any lower) I also went for one of the later $0.70 ones.

    This BF: See who can go lower than $0.7/yr :D

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • @uptime said:

    just wait for BF

    178 days until ...

    I picked up one of the VirMach OVZ BF deals with those specs (512 MB ram, 15 GB SSD) in Seattle for $4.75/y last time around. (I think it was one of the first of several flash sale impulse buys that weekend ... no ragrats!)

    Were you able to measure the potassium's emissions, sir?

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • yongsikleeyongsiklee Member
    edited June 2019

    If I can be approved of a provider, I can provide $0.12/yr for the same spec.
    Maybe much better like 1vCORE, 256MB Ram, 5 SSD, 500GB traffic.
    1 cent per month.
    In other words, $0.01/m.

    With NAT.

    Location: Virginia.

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
    edited June 2019

    @yongsiklee said:
    If I can be approved of a provider, I can provide $0.12/yr for the same spec.
    Maybe much better like 1vCORE, 256MB Ram, 5 SSD, 500GB traffic.
    1 cent per month.
    In other words, $0.01/m.

    With NAT.

    Location: Virginia.

    For that price why not give it for free? You dont have to be a provider to give out free services. Btw count me in :D

  • donlidonli Member
    edited June 2019

    @FAT32 said:

    @donli said:
    Yeah after buying one of the $1 ones (I didn't think he could go any lower) I also went for one of the later $0.70 ones.

    This BF: See who can go lower than $0.7/yr :D

    https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/156440/nanokvm-free-nat-kvm-multiple-locations/p1

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • uptimeuptime Member

    roentgen >= 3.6 at all times

    what do you want to know ?

    CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    

    sequential write speed around 600 MB/s

    uptime is fine (I reboot it every so often as I am in the habit of doing so after updates)

    I haven't monitored the network but could certainly endeavor to ascertain the velocity of transference to various locations of interest, if that might be of interest to you.

    tl;dr: remarkably superior potassium for less than 2 cents a day

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • donlidonli Member

    @FAT32 said:

    For that price why not give it for free?

    Let the poor guy have his 12 cents!

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • @uptime said:
    roentgen >= 3.6 at all times

    what do you want to know ?

    CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    

    sequential write speed around 600 MB/s

    uptime is fine (I reboot it every so often as I am in the habit of doing so after updates)

    I haven't monitored the network but could certainly endeavor to ascertain the velocity of transference to various locations of interest, if that might be of interest to you.

    tl;dr: remarkably superior potassium for less than 2 cents a day

    Excellent work, comrade. It sounds like the potassium is indeed superior. I'll be honest, I have forgotten about virmach.

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • donlidonli Member
    edited June 2019

    @yongsiklee said:
    If I can be approved of a provider, I can provide $0.12/yr for the same spec.
    Maybe much better like 1vCORE, 256MB Ram, 5 SSD, 500GB traffic.
    1 cent per month.
    In other words, $0.01/m.

    With NAT.

    Location: Virginia.

  • @FAT32 said:

    @yongsiklee said:
    If I can be approved of a provider, I can provide $0.12/yr for the same spec.
    Maybe much better like 1vCORE, 256MB Ram, 5 SSD, 500GB traffic.
    1 cent per month.
    In other words, $0.01/m.

    With NAT.

    Location: Virginia.

    For that price why not give it for free? You dont have to be a provider to give out free services. Btw count me in :D

    I do not believe in a free society. It doesn't make sense.
    Give and take.

  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire

    @yongsiklee said:
    I do not believe in a free society. It doesn't make sense.
    Give and take.

    Well the problem is for $0.12 the payment processing fee is going to cost a lot more than that. I am not blaming you, but just a suggestion :)

    Thanked by 2dahartigan sayem314
  • uptimeuptime Member

    @dahartigan said:

    @uptime said:
    roentgen >= 3.6 at all times

    what do you want to know ?

    CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    

    sequential write speed around 600 MB/s

    uptime is fine (I reboot it every so often as I am in the habit of doing so after updates)

    I haven't monitored the network but could certainly endeavor to ascertain the velocity of transference to various locations of interest, if that might be of interest to you.

    tl;dr: remarkably superior potassium for less than 2 cents a day

    Excellent work, comrade. It sounds like the potassium is indeed superior. I'll be honest, I have forgotten about virmach.

    The VirMach Black Friday flash sale thread is actually still in play - you might inquire there as to whether any of the addled adherents may be willing to pass along any of their extra idlers (though that necessary $3 fee for the VirMach to process the transfer will already be over half your budget, lol)

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
  • @FAT32 said:

    @yongsiklee said:
    I do not believe in a free society. It doesn't make sense.
    Give and take.

    Well the problem is for $0.12 the payment processing fee is going to cost a lot more than that. I am not blaming you, but just a suggestion :)

    I also take cash. Just let me know where and when we can meet.

  • @uptime said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @uptime said:
    roentgen >= 3.6 at all times

    what do you want to know ?

    CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    

    sequential write speed around 600 MB/s

    uptime is fine (I reboot it every so often as I am in the habit of doing so after updates)

    I haven't monitored the network but could certainly endeavor to ascertain the velocity of transference to various locations of interest, if that might be of interest to you.

    tl;dr: remarkably superior potassium for less than 2 cents a day

    Excellent work, comrade. It sounds like the potassium is indeed superior. I'll be honest, I have forgotten about virmach.

    The VirMach Black Friday flash sale thread is actually still in play - you might inquire there as to whether any of the addled adherents may be willing to pass along any of their extra idlers (though that necessary $3 fee for the VirMach to process the transfer will already be over half your budget, lol)

    Outstanding investigation work, sir. I will see if I can convince someone to trade their VPS to me and for them to pay the fee. Those feels when the fee exceeds the yearly budget. I might come back with a "female" profile and stir the nest a bit, I'm sure some nerd will be happy to oblige.

  • donlidonli Member

    @uptime said:

    The VirMach Black Friday flash sale thread is actually still in play - you might inquire there as to whether any of the addled adherents may be willing to pass along any of their extra idlers (though that necessary $3 fee for the VirMach to process the transfer will already be over half your budget, lol)

    The first rule of fight club is you don't talk about fight club.

    Thanked by 2dahartigan MasonR
  • @yongsiklee said:

    @FAT32 said:

    @yongsiklee said:
    I do not believe in a free society. It doesn't make sense.
    Give and take.

    Well the problem is for $0.12 the payment processing fee is going to cost a lot more than that. I am not blaming you, but just a suggestion :)

    I also take cash. Just let me know where and when we can meet.

    I'll mail you a dime and two pennies.

  • donlidonli Member
    edited June 2019

    @dahartigan said:
    I might come back with a "female" profile and stir the nest a bit, I'm sure some nerd will be happy to oblige.

    What's the link to your VpsJasmin channel ?

    Thanked by 1dahartigan
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