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Quarterly Top Provider Poll
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Quarterly Top Provider Poll

jarjar Member, Patron Provider
edited October 2016 in Announcements

Note: Discussion may be permitted but posts not containing votes may be deleted at random. So if you ask a question and get an answer, both posts may be removed later.

Hi everyone!

It's time to jump-start the quarterly provider poll on LET! This is for Q3 of 2016. Who were your favorite providers during this time?

Rules for eligibility to vote:

  1. Account must have been created no later than August, 2016.
  2. Account must have at least 5 posts.
  3. Providers can vote, but cannot vote for themselves.

Rules for the votes:

  1. You get three standard votes.
  2. One vote is one provider, no “I give three votes to _____.”
  3. You can use less than three votes.
  4. You get one additional vote, outside of the other three, for “Best New Provider.” Vote for someone new that you think shows a lot of promise.
  5. Votes will end at 11:59 PM US/Central on October 15. The results will be shown on November 1st.


Winners to be drawn randomly from the voter list. If providers would like to offer any prizes, feel free to contact us at the helpdesk. This is your chance to be featured right before people vote, and to give back to the community!

Prize #1: One year of VDR4 from ImpactVPS ( @Awmusic12635 )

Prize #2: $48 account credit with HostUS for 3 lucky winners valid on any service with no expiry date. Vote for your chance to win!

Prize #3: 5 x DNS-OVZ-1024 plans free for 1 year from DeepNetSolutions (GestionDBI). 5 lucky winners will be picked at random.

Prize #4: 20 x KVM HDD Limited plan for 3 months from wishosting ( @exception0x876 )



  • OpticalSwooshOpticalSwoosh Member
    edited October 2016



  • InceptionHosting, Time4VPS and MXroute

    Thanked by 2jar TheOnlyDK
  • Mightweb, Dediserve, Time4VPS

    For new provider, Impactvps

    Thanked by 1Awmusic12635
  • vultr

  • ValdikSSValdikSS Member
    edited October 2016
    1. Providerservice. They were on LEB only twice, but I had ZERO problems with them for 4 years straight.

    2. Ramnode for providing very stable service and fast network connectivity

    3. Hosthatch for the same reason

    How new should be provider to participate in Best New Provider? YourServer is relatively new, so if this counts, I'll vote for them.

    Thanked by 1lifehome
    1. Catalyst
    2. BuyVM
    3. MXRoute

    All the people I currently use for services.

    Thanked by 2Francisco TheOnlyDK
  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator

    BuyVM, Ramnode, SecureDragon.

    Best new provider: TragicServers. Not exactly new, but new-ish compared to others and I think shows promise. OK to remove if you have different time criteria in mind.

    To be honest, I'd add DO and Vultr to best provider, but that's like voting for Wal-mart for best grocer. Shop local. Even if local is, well, Luxembourg or something.

    Thanked by 2tragic Francisco
    1. dediserve
    2. hostus
    3. xvmlabs
    Thanked by 1AlexanderM
  • AmitzAmitz Member
    edited October 2016
    1. Prometeus
    2. Hetzner
    3. Leaseweb

    Best new provider: Budgetnode

    @jarland: Thank you very, very much for overtaking the duty to manage this poll!

    Thanked by 1Ishaq
  • ImpactVPS, Ramnode, Vultr

    Best New Provider: ImpactVPS

    Thanked by 1Awmusic12635
    1. G Suite
    2. Ramnode
    3. BuyVM

    Best new provider: Budgetnode

    Thanked by 2Ishaq Francisco
    1. BuyVM
    2. DigitalOcean
    3. HostUS
    Thanked by 2Francisco AlexanderM
  • Dediserve, impactvps, ramnode

    Thanked by 1Awmusic12635
  • Prometeus, Arubacloud, Hostforce

  • mikhomikho Member, Host Rep
    edited October 2016


  • trvztrvz Member
    edited October 2016
    • Hexodo
    • LoveServers
    • Vultr
    • Best new: Budgetnode
    Thanked by 2Ishaq DeletedUser
  • FrankZFrankZ Member
    edited October 2016
    1. MyCustomHosting
    2. ZXHost
    3. HostUS

    Best New Provider: Hostforce

    Thanked by 2AlexanderM MCHPhil
  • ZXHost



    HM: Virmach, Delimiter, HostUS, Prometeus, TransIP,, OVH

    Thanked by 2Junkless AlexanderM
  • SecureDragon,

    Thanked by 1Francisco
  • hawchawc Moderator, LIR
    1. OVH
    2. MXroute
    3. BuyVM

    Best new: BudgetNode

  • sinsin Member
    1. Leaseweb
    2. MikroVPS
    Thanked by 1LiteServer
    1. BuyVM/BuyShared
    3. VPSDime
    Thanked by 1Francisco
  • NekkiNekki Member
    edited October 2016

    In no particular fucking order:

    1. Fiberoute, because they're fucking awesome.
    2. OVH, because they're fucking amazing value.
    3. Inception Hosting, because they're fucking consistently great.

    No vote for a new provider because with existing providers as fucking good as these, I don't fucking need them.

    Thanked by 2hawc Infinity
  • BeardyUnixGuyBeardyUnixGuy Member
    edited October 2016
    1. BuyVM/BuyShared
    2. Servarica
    3. Inception Hosting

    Best new provider = BudgetNode

    Thanked by 2Francisco Ishaq
  • TomTom Member
    • MXRoute
    • BuyVM
    • Hetzner

    Best new provider: BudgetNode

  • Prometeus

    Thanked by 1Francisco
  • MikePTMikePT Moderator, Patron Provider

    Without licking asses:

    One vote for InceptionHosting
    One vote for VPSDime
    One vote for OVH

    New provider: Dedistation

    Other that aren't part of the vote but still worth to mention, Virmach, Infinity's, Trabia.

  • jarjar Member, Patron Provider
    edited October 2016

    MrGeneral said: Without licking asses:

    Try it sometime. It's not as bad as you might think.

    1. BuyVM
    2. OVH
    3. Incero

    In no particular order. I'm just not using many others right now.

  • Time4VPS, Trabia, BuyVM.

    Thanked by 1Francisco
  • jvnadrjvnadr Member
    edited October 2016

    Well, difficult to chose. But, let's try:

    1. InceptionHosting: Despite the Miami issue, Ant is doing an excellent job having very stable nodes, great performance for less money and, as a plus, he has to be honored for his LES movement he started and continuing be the leader to it! Kudos!
    2. BuyVM: Those guys certainly know their job! Fran and his partners are running one of the most stable platforms out there for a very low price. They are in my list, not so for their (excellent) vps line, but for running the best shared hosting platform, comparing to what their clients are paying! 20€ per year for a reseller hosting with dedicated ip, stable as rock, well, this is an achievement!
    3. WholesaleInternet: OK, this is not the most quality provider. But, still, I'm impressed! Paying peanuts (25$) for an E5220 with 24GB memory, 3TB HDD and a gigabit line with no cap in bandwidth is, well, not bad! If you know how to use it (having backups, disaster plans, know the limits of the service in connectivity etc.), it's very good. Even the speed! I get almost always ~50MBits upload to Athens (9380.74 km away!) and over 750Mbits download to closest server or ~500Mbits to Kansas Packet Layer. And, despite what they are saying about their support, everytime I wanted something, I got answer in minutes and if it was about an issue, they resolve it in minutes or a couple of hours, much more sooner than other expensive providers. Even for their 10$ range! And we are talking for dedicated servers!

    If I had more votes, I would also include Prometeus/IWstack (they are not in the first 3 only because I didn't use them a lot for the last 6-8 months but they are the best small real cloud out there), ArubaCloud (their 1€ line is just incredible), RamNode (my small backup box is there just running, excellent service from them), HostUS (I have 2 boxes with them, very good performance and uptime).

    New provider: After a long time I didn't, I bought services from 2-3 new providers but the time frame is too small to have an opinion. I'll be back to this on the next poll!

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