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torchbyte - DDoS Protected VPS, Dedicated Servers and Colocation in Bucharest, Romania
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torchbyte - DDoS Protected VPS, Dedicated Servers and Colocation in Bucharest, Romania

torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider

Hey LET members, this is our first post here so please don't be too mean :)

We're a Romanian hosting company that focuses on providing high quality DDoS protected servers.
These are the plans that comply with the Selling Rules:

VPS Enterprise KVM #1:

  • 1x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6138 vCore
  • 2GB DDR4 RAM
  • 30GB NVMe + Free backup copies
  • 1Gbit/s Internet connection
  • DDoS Protection suitable for all games and applications
  • Unmetered bandwidth
    Available for €10/month

Intel Xeon® Dedicated Server:

  • 2x E5-2637v3
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1x 500GB SATA SSD
  • 1Gbit/s Internet connection
  • DDoS Protection suitable for all games and applications
  • Unmetered bandwidth
    Available for €90/month

1U / 2U Server Colocation:

  • Tier III Compliant Datacenter
  • A+B Feed
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • 2x 1Gbit/s ports
  • Free remote hands
  • Cross-connect to any other network
  • NXDATA-1, Bucharest, Romania
    Starting at €60/month*

More rack units require going through a quotation process.

*Prepaid colocation costs €60 for the first month and €80 for the following months. 12-month contracts keep the €60 price for the entire duration of the contract.

More details on our network and DDoS protection can be found on torchbyte.com

Comments

  • sillycatsillycat Member

    Any connection to @RoyaleHosting? Websites look pretty similar.

  • AndreixAndreix Member, Host Rep

    @sillycat said:
    Any connection to @RoyaleHosting? Websites look pretty similar.

    Httrack maybe...

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  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider
    edited May 29

    @sillycat said:
    Any connection to @RoyaleHosting? Websites look pretty similar.

    No connection to them but our team did get some ideas from their website when redesigning ours. If anyone from Royale is not okay with this, we'll be happy to modify our website :).

  • DesiteDesite Member

    It seems difficult to impress people on the price :o

  • AndreixAndreix Member, Host Rep

    @torchbyte said:

    @sillycat said:
    Any connection to @RoyaleHosting? Websites look pretty similar.

    No connection to them but our team did get some ideas from their website when redesigning ours. If anyone from Royale is not okay with this, we'll be happy to modify our website :).

    Samsung to Apple: well, we were inspired from the iPhone while making Galaxy S22 Ultra. But apple has anything against, they should tell...

  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider

    @Andreix said:

    @torchbyte said:

    @sillycat said:
    Any connection to @RoyaleHosting? Websites look pretty similar.

    No connection to them but our team did get some ideas from their website when redesigning ours. If anyone from Royale is not okay with this, we'll be happy to modify our website :).

    Samsung to Apple: well, we were inspired from the iPhone while making Galaxy S22 Ultra. But apple has anything against, they should tell...

    Seeing that this seems to annoy quite some people, I will put it up on our to-do list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

  • AndreixAndreix Member, Host Rep

    @torchbyte said:

    @Andreix said:

    @torchbyte said:

    @sillycat said:
    Any connection to @RoyaleHosting? Websites look pretty similar.

    No connection to them but our team did get some ideas from their website when redesigning ours. If anyone from Royale is not okay with this, we'll be happy to modify our website :).

    Samsung to Apple: well, we were inspired from the iPhone while making Galaxy S22 Ultra. But apple has anything against, they should tell...

    Seeing that this seems to annoy quite some people, I will put it up on our to-do list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

    Nah.. I was just kidding with you. I don't really care tbh.

  • GhtGht Member

    Seems like their reselling 2gb ram 10€ dude are u serious ? Hetzner , Contabo , DigitalOcean , Vultr are you ok ?

  • jh_aurologicjh_aurologic Member, Patron Provider

    Any game and application wont be accomplishable, I doubt you have analyzed every protocol out there :)

  • JabJabJabJab Member

    @torchbyte said: Hey LET members, this is our first post here so please don't be too mean
    (...)
    These are the plans that comply with the Selling Rules:
    (...)
    Available for €10/month

    I would really really suggest taking another look at the Selling Rules. Especially the currency symbol.

    Thanked by 1Calin
  • What happened to the gimp plan?

  • yoursunnyyoursunny Member, IPv6 Advocate
    edited May 30

    @torchbyte said:
    These are the plans that comply with the Selling Rules:
    VPS Enterprise KVM #1:
    Available for €10/month

    Offer violates rules:

    • For currency other than USD, it is your responsibility to ensure the equivalent USD price at the time of posting is within the rules.
    • Only post offers that are less than or equal to $10/month, or equivalent recurring.

    Per WSJ Exchange Rates, €1 exchanges for $1.0803 on 2024-05-29.
    €10/month is equivalent to $10.803/month, which exceeds the price ceiling.

  • SirFoxySirFoxy Member

    Your slogan, "Lighting up dreams since 2021" could easily be interpreted as you've been destroying dreams since 2021. You might want to try something like, "We've been lighting the way to reliable digital infrastructure since 2021."

    Thanked by 1torchbyte
  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider
    edited May 30

    @Ght said:
    Seems like their reselling 2gb ram 10€ dude are u serious ? Hetzner , Contabo , DigitalOcean , Vultr are you ok ?

    I feel pretty great, thanks. The customers we target with this package don't only consider RAM when choosing a hosting provider, so I guess we might have to come up with something special for LET. Also, we are not reselling any of the providers you mentioned as we are operating our own servers in Romania. I don't think they have servers over here o:)

    @jh_aurologic said:

    Any game and application wont be accomplishable, I doubt you have analyzed every protocol out there :)

    Of course not any protocol is suitable for DDoS protection but that doesn't necessarily make DDoS protection not suitable for that protocol, you can still protect that server from common types of attacks. Traffic filtering is not going to be as strict as other protocols we cover but it will probably do the job. Unless the attackers are angry enough to come up with an attack vector specifically designed for that protocol :smile:. In that case, we might have to set up some ratelimits or drop traffic based on a pattern that we find in the attack (this would be done in the worst case scenario).

    @JabJab said:

    @torchbyte said: Hey LET members, this is our first post here so please don't be too mean
    (...)
    These are the plans that comply with the Selling Rules:
    (...)
    Available for €10/month

    I would really really suggest taking another look at the Selling Rules. Especially the currency symbol.

    Currently, we only offer billing in EUR and RON (romanian currency). I'll make sure to add the USD equivalent in my posts from now on (since I can't edit this one).

    @yoursunny said:
    €10/month is equivalent to $10.803/month, which exceeds the price ceiling.

    Since 0.803$ (+ exchange fees 😁) are enough to break the rules, I will refrain from mentioning this package again. Thanks for the heads up!

  • BibouBibou Member

    Is there a money-back guarantee (7 days, 14 days, 28 days)?

  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider

    @Bibou said:
    Is there a money-back guarantee (7 days, 14 days, 28 days)?

    We can offer you a full refund if there are any issues on our side of the deal (such as the network being down, poor performance etc.).

  • JabJabJabJab Member
    edited June 2

    @Bibou said:
    Is there a money-back guarantee (7 days, 14 days, 28 days)?

    Read company TOS.

    EDIT: Oh, already banned, I've managed to only answer 4 posts, sad :<

  • illusioncloudillusioncloud Member
    edited June 3

    Rebranded company after several databreaches, overselling is massive stated publicly by some of our customers that came from them.
    No custom DDoS mitigation solutions are offered, they are simply using neoprotect.

    https://databreaches.net/2023/04/30/tic-hosting-solutions-customer-data-leaked-what-if-anything-happened-there/
    https://databreaches.net/2024/02/19/update-to-the-tic-hosting-solutions-data-incident/

  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider
    edited June 3

    @illusioncloud said:
    Rebranded company after several databreaches, overselling is massive stated publicly by some of our customers that came from them.
    No custom DDoS mitigation solutions are offered, they are simply using neoprotect.

    https://databreaches.net/2023/04/30/tic-hosting-solutions-customer-data-leaked-what-if-anything-happened-there/
    https://databreaches.net/2024/02/19/update-to-the-tic-hosting-solutions-data-incident/

    There were no multiple databreaches, I recommend that you read the second post you provided :).
    Also, custom DDoS mitigations are in fact provided on top of NeoProtect, how did you come to the conclusion that they are not? Did you come up with this when threatening us with DDoS attacks over Discord a while back? We can say the same about your DDoS protection being by aurologic / SYNLINQ, but we don't jump to conclusions without evidence.

  • illusioncloudillusioncloud Member
    edited June 3

    They were there, indeed, "In follow-up correspondence, Stefan Straton added that they had notified DNSC one or two days after the database was posted on a public forum and they discovered the post’s URL." from the second post I've provided.

    By telling me that I need to read the second post you are confirming that the company is rebranded as a result of the databreaches.

    No threats were made from my side, neither from the staff of our company.

    You thought that rebranding your company on daddy's company would do the trick?

    About that "custom DDoS mitigation solution" I can't disclose any OSINT here due to forum rules. :)

    This thread is not about our company, stop being so salty, as a matter of fact SYNLINQ can confirm that we have our own capacity filtered only by datapacket for volumetric attacks, we take care of the rest, as well as @jh_aurologic, we've requested from him special thresholds for his solution so we can filter more traffic.

  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider
    edited June 3

    @illusioncloud said:
    They were there, indeed, "In follow-up correspondence, Stefan Straton added that they had notified DNSC one or two days after the database was posted on a public forum and they discovered the post’s URL." from the second post I've provided.

    By telling me that I need to read the second post you are confirming that the company is rebranded as a result of the databreaches.

    You thought that rebranding your company on daddy's company would do the trick?

    About that "custom DDoS mitigation solution" I can't disclose any OSINT here due to forum rules. :)

    I find it pretty funny how you are so hostile when talking about these things, you seem to care more about hurting our company than warning people of the "big bad databreaches" we had (which concluded to 1 leak of 45 email addresses linked to 45 usernames of our customers and some internal installation scripts, and that leak is also not publicly available anymore since we took it down). I would've understood your hostility if you were affected by this event or if we treated our customers badly and they didn't get any help/compensation, but you got some new customers and only had something to win 🤔
    The idea to rebrand was present from the beginning as our first name wasn't that good and there were people harassing us just for our name (including you), we just waited for the right moment. Getting our own servers and colocating them happened around the same time (a few days before) and that was a pretty big thing for us. Now, 1 year later our contract expired and we moved to NXDATA, here we don't expect any more UPS issues since they have more professional equipment that complies with Tier III standards :)
    I don't see where the second post mentions any rebrand, but you're free to make any conclusions, just like you did with our DDoS protection.

    Also, the company is owned by Straton Stefan and I don't think he has any kids since he's 19 years old.

    Maybe the date of 09/05/2021 will help you remember the threats you made :blush:
    Of course, there are also screenshots of our conversation, but this thread is not about you or your company, just like you said.

  • illusioncloudillusioncloud Member
    edited June 3

    You shouldn't get mad while I'm pointing out straight facts that can be confirmed with internet access. I'm here just to warn any potential future customers that don't know the company team's history.

    EDIT: The second post is actually confirming that the attackers were reaching 4 TB of customers data "Update 1: The person who contacted DataBreaches states that the intervention (as they called it) occurred on the morning of April 23. Four servers were reportedly affected and all customers’ data — approximately 4TB — and other databases and systems were reportedly taken."

    Talking about name harassment while doing it everyday on Discord to get attention? That's cap and you're playing the victim.

    The second post did indeed not mention anything about rebranding, that's why you've done it, lol.

    EDIT: It actually did mention the rebrand "On April 30, 2023, DataBreaches reported an alleged data breach involving TorchByte (formerly known as Tic Hosting Solutions)"

    I wish you the best though, I'm thirsty to see some news about a new databreach. <3

  • RapToNRapToN Member, Host Rep

    @illusioncloud said:
    I wish you the best though, I'm thirsty to see some news about a new databreach. <3

    I have no idea what happened between you, but to wish a company a databreach is very dishonourable... After all, it not only harms the company, but also the customers concerned.

  • malignifymalignify Member

    @illusioncloud said:
    You shouldn't get mad while I'm pointing out straight facts that can be confirmed with internet access. I'm here just to warn any potential future customers that don't know the company team's history.

    Talking about name harassment while doing it everyday on Discord to get attention? That's cap and you're playing the victim.

    The second post did indeed not mention anything about rebranding, that's why you've done it, lol.

    I wish you the best though, I'm thirsty to see some news about a new databreach. <3

    IllusionCloud should be avoided if you ever make it here.

  • @RapToN said:

    @illusioncloud said:
    I wish you the best though, I'm thirsty to see some news about a new databreach. <3

    I have no idea what happened between you, but to wish a company a databreach is very dishonourable... After all, it not only harms the company, but also the customers concerned.

    I don't wish them that, I've meant that I'm waiting to see that happen again as the security part didn't improve since then.

  • @malignify said:

    @illusioncloud said:
    You shouldn't get mad while I'm pointing out straight facts that can be confirmed with internet access. I'm here just to warn any potential future customers that don't know the company team's history.

    Talking about name harassment while doing it everyday on Discord to get attention? That's cap and you're playing the victim.

    The second post did indeed not mention anything about rebranding, that's why you've done it, lol.

    I wish you the best though, I'm thirsty to see some news about a new databreach. <3

    IllusionCloud should be avoided if you ever make it here.

    Any reasons why?

  • @torchbyte said: Also, the company is owned by Straton Stefan and I don't think he has any kids since he's 19 years old.

    AS215362 isn't owned by Straton Stefan, it is owned by Promo Plus SRL, who is the owner of that company? And why is it announcing your prefixes?

  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider
    edited June 3

    @illusioncloud said:
    You shouldn't get mad while I'm pointing out straight facts that can be confirmed with internet access. I'm here just to warn any potential future customers that don't know the company team's history.

    I don't think I'm mad, I just find the "straight facts that can be confirmed with internet access" deceiving and extremely exaggerated.
    Yes, a leak did happen, there's no denying that but I personally think it wasn't as bad as you're trying to make it look.

    The second post did indeed not mention anything about rebranding, that's why you've done it, lol.

    What you're saying here makes no sense.

    I wish you the best though, I'm thirsty to see some news about a new databreach. <3

    Although you spent a few nights calling my phone number at 3-4 AM just to wake me up and tell me how good your hosting services are, I wish you the best too! <3
    I also wish you no data leaks, as that's not a wonderful experience for anyone involved.

  • illusioncloudillusioncloud Member
    edited June 3

    @torchbyte said: Although you spent a few nights calling my phone number at 3-4 AM just to wake me up and tell me how good your hosting services are, I wish you the best too!

    Talking about proofs, there's none for that statement.

    @torchbyte said: Yes, a leak did happen, there's no denying that but I personally think it wasn't as bad as you're trying to make it look.

    This was "the first databreach" announced publicly, wasn't it?

    @torchbyte said: I don't think I'm mad, I just find the "straight facts that can be confirmed with internet access" deceiving and extremely exaggerated.

    That is just your opinion, so was mine, just an opinion.

    The results will speak for themselves, have a nice day.

  • torchbytetorchbyte Member, Patron Provider

    Have a nice day!

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