what's going inside my provider Powervps/Defender hosting, they are offering now 25% OFF of new customers + triply bandwidth.
Curent customers are not allowod to get this offer, until they order a new VPS and cancel the older.
I'm asking, because i feel, it's samething, why they don't go upgarading the account throughly with keeping IPs and data..? why do old customers need to cancel the old VPS then they go get a new VPS..?
are Old VPSs powerfully then the newest..? any informations...?
I currently have 2 VPSs that I'm monitoring and I noticed that on one of them the memory usage is much higher than the other which doesn't make sense to me. I tracked the high memory usage to the Apache processes.
Here's the overview of the VPSs:
LiquidWeb VPS- 512MB RAM, 10 Sites with minimal usage. Average httpd process (Owner Priority Cpu% Mem% Command): nobody 0 0.0 1.2 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL
Virpus VPS- 384MB RAM, 61 sites with moderate usage. Average httpd process (Owner Priority Cpu% Mem% Command): nobody 0 0.0 0.3 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL
Both Apache configurations are identical, the only difference besides the hardware is that LiquidWeb runs CentOS4.7 and Virpus runs CentOS5.2, any ideas? It's not to big of a deal since I'm not near my limit for either of them but I was just curious.
In order to increase the reliability of a audio streaming service I am thinking to take the action I describe below.
1. Buy two Windows VPSs with WMS installed.
2. Register a domain name (i.e audiostream.com) with 4 nameservers: ns1.ip1_vps1, ns2.ip2_vps1, ns3.ip1_vps2, ns4.ip2_vps2.
3. Create all publishing points (streams) on both servers.
Normaly VPS1 should serve all clients. In case VPS1 goes down, VPS2 should jump in and serve all clients-connections. As soon as VPS1 becomes available (ns1 & ns2 start responding again), VPS1 starts serving all new connections.
Load balancing or any other kind of advanced load, traffic, etc management is not important.
Then we have the following cases: 1. VPS1 is down , which means that VPS2 should take charge.
2. VPS1 is up (ns, http, ftp services), but WMS1 is down (crashed). Means that the playlist (asx) file should be built so that it also includes the IP, port & publishing points of VPS2. This should be done because ns1 & ns2 will answer without any problem, but WMS1 will be crashed and won't serve any media connections, thus ASX will look for the next available stream in the playlist.
Do you think that the above is possible. Is this gonna work?
Last month I order 2 Xen VPSs from Xenvz.co.uk and use them for VPN proxy.
But a few days ago, xenvz stopped one vps and state "This is because it is spreading the Conficker virus.". I'm a little surprise because there's only 10+ users on this vps. Most of them use VPN for visting Youtube or P2P download or gaming. And Conficker virus can only run on Windows, but all my vps is running on Debian.
Maybe someone had download something that contain Conficker virus?
Anyway, I had to move a few users to another vps yesterday.
But xenvz stop my another vps today for the same reason!
I really do not know whether or not one of my user is spreading or other reason, but as I know, Conficker virus had affected thousands of hosts in the past. If someone download or being affect by conficker for any reason, provider then stop their host, I'm afraid thousands of sites would down.
how to install older version of WordPress - version 3.7 has just come out and it is the only version I can install via the Plesk panel but unfortunately half of the themes out there only support up to 3.6
Over the past few weeks I have been having problem after problem. What worries me is that 2 seem to get fixed then pop up again a week or so later.
-server compromised because of an apparent OS vulnerability -hours and hours spent removing malicious code from .htm pages -message in forum from tech support that new OS used to rebuild servers -server rebuilt, but on same OS as before -tech advises that if I want to be safe, VPS should be rebuilt on newer OS
-email is down server wide -tech fixes squirrel mail, not popmail -I report email still down, and different tech fixes -email down a week later
-I change password to WHM after server compromised -suddenly I can't logon -tech fixes the problem -today again, I can't logon
A number of questions go unanswered .. several tickets never closed.
On occasion I have mentioned problems with PowerVPS. It seems only fair that I give everyone an update. Since switching to a VPS account (several months ago) I have been very impressed. While it has meant a much bigger load for me and a steep learning curve, I now have a server that I can configure to my liking and the support could not be better. I am very very pleased with the service and the amount I have learned from the support staff at PowerVPS. I would now recommend them highly.
Today, i will tell you the history of last 2 years which includes some good providers and what are their pros and cons, and if they can improve those things then everyone will benefited.
First i launch my website on shared hosting and I choose site5 for that, due to exciting pricing and features but actually features (rollback) doesn't work well and they have taken back by site5 but on my server there is some problem and that's get restarted in 10 days and downtime was around min 1 hour. But after various complaints they reduce the load on that server and then no looking back but site5 customer service is simply ok, get a response in 6-7 hours. But after 1 year load on my site increases and they asked me to please move on VPS because we can't handle so much load.. I paid them on yearly basis and they refund my whole money of the second year which i already paid in advance.
Then my second hosting service is PowerVPS, no doubt when you move from shared to VPS you will get better performance but actually I am getting the best server performance..? I have no idea because speed little bit improved and looks no other problem and i think i am getting the best after paying $120 per month when for shared service i am giving same amount for a year. But actually on PowerVPS i am hosted on lowest performance server when i am on the highest paying plan and that is revealed by the customer executive after 6 months stay. The problem with PowerVPS is the admin is very rude and can't listen to you but customer service is very helpful and gives you very prompt reply and help you in every matter. PowerVPS servers are also very prone to hacking and this can you check by searching on WHT, and they always replied server is hackable due to your script but no idea which script.. quite interesting :-) When server hacked and asked them to backup the server then they charge $85 per hour for backup your data which is too high and billing time was also not accurately logged. But in my plan 600GB bandwidth is allowed and 1-2 times i gone till 700 GB and they didn't charge anything, that's really good.
Now from last 2 months i am with SolarVPS and want to say this is one of the best i used till date and if they improve 1-2 things then probably i will be solarvps customer for long time. After transferring of data on solarVPS, many members of my site asked me what you have done on site... site is too fast now. Which is never said by anyone before when my site on powervps and my site is graphics heavy. The price is also half on solarvps in comparison to powervps. And like to mention admin is very very helpful. On some matters which i arise to check the customer service, they totally denied to do but after talking to admin the customer service done that task in a few minutes. Response from solarvps is also very prompt. But few things i didn't like about solarvps and hope they will do anything...
a) If server goes down for any reason then they must post in the forum about what's the problem but they didn't do, like few days before server goes down, even solarvps site is also not opening but actually don't know what is the problem... except some server problem.
b) They asked you to buy a extra bandwidth in advance @.25 per GB, but how anyone can calculate if they required more this month or not like on my website sometimes i used 400GB and sometimes 600GB without doing anything extra. Secondly they say otherwise we will charge $.50 per GB for overusage but customer service said when you touch 600GB then account will be blocked and have only limited access but admin said account will not be blocked and we will charge on overusage but actually don't know what going to happen because both giving different answers and also not have a bigger plan. So, why don't they give + 50GB on every account (or on client prompt payment records) and asked the user to take action within this 50GB otherwise we will blocked the access and if month finishes within that 50GB then don't charge anything. Hope they will do something soon because i am looking for a plan which gives me same service and price with better bandwidth, but i like to stay with them if they do something.
Currently i am also using hostgator.com for another website and no doubt customer service is very good and online availability at every time its awesome. If looking for shared hosting account then they are must look.
PowerVPS - 2.5 Star because of admin rude behaviour, charging high price and don't give the server as per their cost and inform the user that they are on the best config .
SolarVPs - 4 Star for nice behaviour by admin and wonderful performance by server. If bandwidth problem is solved then 5 Star.
Last month i have problems and outgages with a node in powervps vz45 in the 205.234.106 .20 and in other threads i mention previously that server. Last 1 october, node have a rare problem and they say in a few days they move accounts to other node.
Because a SERIOUS Problem with my personal life, this last week i dont get backups, and wednesday a thief in house stole my mobile HD (without passswords and ciphered). The Friday my VPS crash.... and three days later they are restoring the backup... and None of the 140-180 sites yet online.
I read in other thread a more problem about they laterly, but for me is near fatal, because 33% are my best customers (i plan to migrate to other host the server the 15 of the month but for the personal thing i cant.
88 USD monthly and three days to recover the Nodes ?
A partner and I are in the beginning stages of consolidating our website operations.
I have a managed dedicated server account with Liquid Web whom I am extremely happy with. I have been with them for about 4 years and have nothing but good experiences with them. They have always been there for me.
My partner is with PowerVPS. He is just as happy with them as I am with Liquid Web and has nothing but good things to say about them and their services.
With that said, we only need one. I have compared the plans and prices for fully managed dedicated servers on both sites and it does appear that Liquid Web is slightly more expensive between the two for similar specs. However, the most important issue with me (as well as my partner) is not price...but the level of support we get for the price.
What other factors can any of you provide about either Liquid Web or PowerVPS that we may have overlooked in the comparison process?
I meant to do this a long time ago but just got around to it. I originally signed up with PowerVPS due to all the good reviews that I found here on WHT. I have been with them for a little over a year now and could not be any happier. I have the biggest VPS plan they have. Yesterday I purchased another VPS for a small project.
Their support is top notch, most questions get answered within 2 - 30 minutes of being put in. Their tech support is knowledgable and usually have the problem fixed before I even realized they have responded back to my ticket.
Im not going to make this very long I just wanted to say I have been with them for over a year now and would not go anywhere else.
Thanks PowerVPS for the excellent service and support!
I am with powervps for more than 2 years, but in the last month all the good service and the uptime from the past has disappeared.
I have 3 VPS accounts, all in diferents servers, and in this last month all three accounts were having lot of problemas, specially one of them, that was more than 15 hours down, and now is down again, and it looks like they take a while to be up again...
I ask to the support about this problems, but i donīt get any convincing answer. I think that they have a big problem with the stability of his systems, and i donīt know why.
I arrive to this forum looking for the experiences of other costumers of powervps this days to see if I am the person with worse luck of the world or if it is a global problem of powervps.
i solicited a suport resquest 24 hours ago because exim start problems, and solicited a backup restauration, the suport of powervps very slowli 24 hours after not solved the problem, not restaured my backups, blocked my ssh acess, and uinistalled my sql server.
im very dissaponted.
now i no have ssh acess to try solve my problems , the support no answer and i loose my clients.
I chose PowerVPS due to their west coast IDC's proximity to Asian networks, where much of my traffic comes from. The IP provided in pre-sales confirms the connection from Asia to the San Jose IDC. However, now that I'm all set up, all connections from Asia and the west are routing to their east coast IDC in Virginia. Not getting much help on this in tickets with them.
Does anyone here have a PowerVPS server that is actually in their west coast IDC?
I wanted to give a small review on my stay with PowerVPS.com. I have had no problems or issues with them since I have been with them for ( I think 4 months. ) The support is always there to help. They have been quick about everything I have needed. I am very thankful and glad I chose them when I did.
I started on the smallest plan, Grew out of that and moved to the highest plan. They helped my move all my clients sites over with no downtime what-so ever.
Stumbled across the forum while searching for a vps plan..
I currently run a dedicated server, and i'm sick of managing the whole thing via command line. I'm after something I can easily manage my many domains (6 all up) some that are pushing in excess of 3million hits a month..
I'm looking at powervps linux cpanel power2 plan, or titanium plan from future host..
I'm after a fair bit of bandwidth, at least 512mb of ram (preferably more) since I run a few tomcat applications, cpanel with whm. But really, I just want everything set up out of the box, mail servers, binddns, etc. etc I'd reinstall php and mysql as i'd want 5 and 5.