Monday, November 23, 2009

BlueSquare Data Hosting Division acquired by Namesco Ltd.

Two weeks after my short review about my VPS provider, FsckVPS (FsckVPS is part of Vaserv) has been sold again.

BlueSquare Data has agreed to accept an offer from Namesco Ltd, to acquire its hosting division (consisting of VAServ, Server Arcade and PoundHost brands) with immediate effect. Namesco is part of Dada SpA, a leading international group in the domain name and hosting markets significantly focussed on developing and growing its presence in the UK market.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

FsckVPS short review

As I wrote in an earlier post after a hacker attack my VPS provider, FsckVPS had been aquired by BlueSquare, and I got a new VPS of them.

After a few months usage here is my short review.

Well, I am very satisfied with the "new" FsckVPS and their services.
They gave me 2 free months services because of my old/attacked VPS's downtime and data loss.
After some initial problems my VPS works perfectly with minimal downtime, and it never crashed till now.
Price is unchanged, starts from just $9.95/month!!! This is a very important factor for me, because I want a cheap VPS.
Support is fast and professional.
The old HyperVM panel has been removed (yeah, wow, more chance to security!!!), so I can manage my VPS trough SSH only (putty, command line). But I am familiar with Linux (Debian), so this is not a problem for me. And just now FsckVPS starts to provide SolusVM panel, so if I will need a control panel ever, I can get it.

And also they start to provide KVM. KVM is a full hardware level VPS environment allowing both Windows + Linux to run at close to native speeds. It allows to do the basic restart/reload of  VPS, load kernel modules and add swap space.
So if I want more control and speed on my VPS, I can move to KVM, but presently I stay with OpenVZ.

Conclusion: great service, low price, 5/5 stars.

If you want to find a cheap, but reliable unmanaged VPS provider I strongly suggest you FsckVPS/Vaserv.
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