Shared Dedicated Server Bundle (Dallas TX, Fremont CA) from MetalVPS.com and @Not_Oles
With MetalVPS you can:
enjoy command line shell accounts on multiple nodes,
launch multiple KVM VPSes and LXC containers from your command line shell accounts,
verify, understand, and modify the entire software stack which runs your VPSes,
see what's happening on your VPS's node. For example, you can see how many VPSes there are on your node, how many other VPSes besides yours are running, how your node is performing, and
conveniently run a lot of pre-installed software directly on the node. For example, on Darkstar, our Dallas node, there are several graphical desktop systems including KDE and XFCE. Also, command line terminal hackers will find the OpenBSD ksh shell in addition to bash. For the curious, there's Chaitin's Lisp interpreter, MIT's Xv6 Operating System, TCL, and tons more. Plan 9 from Bell Labs is there via plan9port. Docker is installed. There is a 100 GB primary partition for debootstrap, Linux From Scratch, etc. We would love for you to add to Darkstar's resources!
No warranty. No service level agreement. Not for business use.
For sure you need to make your own backups because MetalVPS doesn't make backups for you.
MetalVPS has no billing panel and no server control panel. It's all command line until you install a GUI or activate whatever pre-installed GUI you want.
MetalVPS has no onboarding and no knowledge base.
MetalVPS is ephemeral. It might blow up! We or you might reinstall the node. Frequent reboots are required for updates.
With a lot of help from the MetalVPS neighbors, MetalVPS is a project of @Not_Oles a/k/a Tom Miller a/k/a the clueless™ guy.
As of this writing, there are six MetalVPS neighbors in Dallas of whom four have sudo privileges. The newly added Fremont node is available both to existing and to new neighbors. Nobody but @Not_Oles is using the Fremont node as yet.
Most of the MetalVPS neighbors don't log in very often. This means that the servers' resources are mostly available. @Not_Oles visits multiple times every day.
MetalVPS currently has nodes in Dallas, Texas and Fremont, California USA. 🇺🇸
Why not? It's fun to play with and learn about servers, operating systems, and the internet.
MetalVPS and the MetalVPS neighbors are awesome!
Today, Darkstar is running the full "everything" version of Slackware64-current. Slackware64-current requires reboots at least every week or ten days for kernel updates.
Today, the Fremont node is running Debian 11.5. It might be running NetBSD soon.
MetalVPS neighbors pay $20.22 per month. Free or lower cost accounts sometimes are possible. Payments are available via Paypal and Stripe.
Darkstar Dallas Node Specs
Server: HP BL460c G6
CPU: 2 x Xeon L5630. 2 x 4 cores = 8 cores = 16 threads
RAM: 48 GB DDR3 ECC
Hard Drive: 2 x 400GB SAS SSD, Hardware RAID 1
IP Addresses: IPv4/29, IPv6/64
Connection: 1 GBit/s port
Bandwidth: 10 TB
Datacenter: Owned hardware colocated with Level One Servers inside Carrier-1, Dallas, Texas, USA 🇺🇸
Cost of colocation: $30/month
Fremont Node specs
Server: Intel S2600GZ
CPU: 2 x Xeon E5-2630L v2, 2 x 6 cores = 12 cores = 24 threads
RAM: 32 GB DDR3 ECC (upgrade to 64 GB in process)
Hard Drive: 1 x 500 GB SSD, 2 x 1 TB HDD
IP Addresses: IPv4/28, IPv6/48
Connection: 1 GBit/s port
Bandwidth: Fair use
Datacenter: Hardware rented from Cloudie Networks, LLC inside Hurricane Electric Fremont 2, Fremont, California USA 🇺🇸
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