Last post Oct 21, 2007 11:11 PM by bonzalou
Oct 21, 2007 10:18 AM|bonzalou|LINK
I am new here and am looking for VPS hosting. After reading a lot of reviews I decided to go with Ultima Hosts Starter.VPS which is less than $40 a month for 512 MB RAM. No setup fee either! I contacted their sales team and I was setup in less than five
minutes and even got a free SmarterMail 4.x, SmarterStats 3.x and SmarterTickets 2.x license! Thanks to everyone on asp.net for their reviews as this made my job a lot easier. I'll let you know how it goes as I am going to be running our business sites on
here. I can also run a free copy of dot net panel and UH gave me a free MSSQL database just for mentioning that I had heard of them via asp.net. Once I have my website online I will post it here so you can view its performance etc. Keep up the great work!
Oct 21, 2007 01:06 PM|jagsy|LINK
Welcome to ASP.NET forums!! It is really good to know that asp.net forums has helped you in finding a hosting solution for you. I just had a look at the Starter.VPS solution.. However, it says that DotNetPanel, SmarterStats, SmarterTicket and SmarterMail are
at an additional cost of $30/month with limited number of sites (total $69/month for 10Gb hdd). Did you got it bundled in $40 a month? Is there a promo running? There is no mention of the cpu power you'll be receiving. Did you checked that out with them?
We would be waiting to see your website and check the performance. UH has got good reviews in these forums and the VPS is really at very competitive rates.
Oct 21, 2007 02:27 PM|bonzalou|LINK
I contacted Ultima Hosts Microsoft Certified support team and here is what they said:
To answer your questions:
1. Can you let me know what % of CPU is reserved for my Starter.VPS?
Your VPS is allocated a % of CPU time which equates to 20% of a single CPU core (8 cores per server). You are always guaranteed 20% CPU time but this is burstable to 100% whenever other competing VPS (5 to a core) are not utilizing their allocation. We have
updated our Starter.VPS details to reflect this here:
2. On your website you list SmarterMail 4.x etc as an upgrade. Can you please clarify this?
SmarterMail 4.x, SmarterStats 3.x and SmarterTickets 2.x are all now free with your monthly VPS order. We have now updated our site to reflect this offer.
They also just sent me my free SmarterTools Bundle [:D]
Oct 21, 2007 04:41 PM|zbpo|LINK
Oct 21, 2007 05:04 PM|bonzalou|LINK
Good choice. When I am ready I will move up to Ultima's Dedicated servers which have 2 GB RAM, 300GB RAID 1 HDD and free Dot Net Panel + Smartertools Bundle all under $200 a month. And they are fully managed with free setup! Here is the link:
Oct 21, 2007 10:02 PM|jagsy|LINK
That is very good. But apart from the updating their sites with the above things, they have also updated the 'Upgrades section'. Previously it was "Additional Storage Space $10 /
20 GB per month" and now it is "Additional Storage Space $10 / 10 GB per month". Upgrade prices doubled in a day [:(]. Always keep your upgrade paths open as this should not block you as your need increases. Also the SmarterTools bundle is for
only 50 sites and more importantly, you need to install it yourself [:(]. You should also clarify regarding the above points.
But overall, it looks very good. We would be waiting for your web page URL to see the performance of the server.
Oct 21, 2007 11:11 PM|bonzalou|LINK
I think you are referring to the Integrated.VPS plan which has a different price structure:
I'm not sure I follow you on the 50 domains as all free SmarterTools Bundles only come with 50 domains [:S]
Trouble is trying to get everything for free never works. Better to stick with quality and pay for it. You will always regret going cheap.