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Aaroona
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  #2566778 17-Sep-2020 12:19
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muppet:

 

Well I bought one - I've been paying $10USD a month at DigitalOcean to run my mailserver, now I can run it for 1/4 that price for the same (well, slightly better) specs.

 

Will soak it for a month or so first of all, make sure mail from it isn't going to get blacklisted etc etc.  But for the price it was hard to beat!

 

 

 

 

What do you use for your mail hosting? and does it have activesync capabilities? or is it a simple web interface type setup? 






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  #2566791 17-Sep-2020 12:33
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Aaroona:

 

deadlyllama:

 

Just to be annoying, while this is cheap it's also typical of the offers you see on https://lowendbox.com/ - where a very similar "exclusive" offer was posted a couple of weeks ago, at a slightly lower price.  https://www.lowendtalk.com/categories/offers and https://hostedtalk.net/c/offers are other places to look if you want to see similar deals.

 

Edit: hyperlinked lowendbox

 

 

 

 

One thing I would say is I am really impressed at least with the speed test server performance - 

 

was downloading at 150mbps from their server in LA. 

 

Now whether it is sustainable once more load goes on, who knows, but that's the same question for all VPS services where contention ratio's are a thing.

 

I'm just trying to think of a small project that would justify me purchasing one, because it seems like something handy to have.

 

 

 

 

That's awesome! Also the good news is that we have plenty plenty of capacity, and monitor our nodes, our servers have bonded ports - and we are always ensuring stability. Give us a shot, you won't be disappointed :)


 
 
 
 


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  #2566818 17-Sep-2020 13:52
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I bought. I wasn't in the market even, but I figure this will save me money, make me money & improve my workflow.




Megabyte - so geek it megahertz


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  #2566820 17-Sep-2020 13:54
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1024kb: I bought. I wasn't in the market even, but I figure this will save me money, make me money & improve my workflow.

 

That's great! welcome aboard, let us know if you need anything!


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  #2566885 17-Sep-2020 14:59
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Do you support non-Linux OSes like FreeBSD? Understand it's not listed but if I can simply mount an ISO for the install that'd be fine with me.


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  #2566888 17-Sep-2020 15:06
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I'd be keen to see something on Windows :) 

 

 


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  #2566889 17-Sep-2020 15:08
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Aaroona:

 

muppet:

 

Well I bought one - I've been paying $10USD a month at DigitalOcean to run my mailserver, now I can run it for 1/4 that price for the same (well, slightly better) specs.

 

Will soak it for a month or so first of all, make sure mail from it isn't going to get blacklisted etc etc.  But for the price it was hard to beat!

 

 

What do you use for your mail hosting? and does it have activesync capabilities? or is it a simple web interface type setup? 

 

 

I run my own Postfix for SMTP and Dovecot for IMAP.  IMAP supports IDLE so I get pushed new messages.  I use Roundcube for a decent webmail Interface.  All spam filtering is done using rspamd, it's so good that, IMHO, it does a better job of filtering than gmail does.  That said, I get to tune it myself so that's why.  I provide email (on a best effort basis!) to a few family members for their various businesses.

 

I build it all myself and configure it myself, which is all very nerdy, oldschool, and not at all what I'd recommend any sane person do these days.  If you want to do something similar but without all the farking around, I highly suggest Mailcow - a dockerized solution that provides it all for you in a secure manner.

 

https://mailcow.email/


 
 
 
 


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  #2566917 17-Sep-2020 15:54
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KiwiSurfer:

 

Do you support non-Linux OSes like FreeBSD? Understand it's not listed but if I can simply mount an ISO for the install that'd be fine with me.

 

 

 

 

Absolutely!


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  #2566918 17-Sep-2020 15:55
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networkn:

 

I'd be keen to see something on Windows :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are working on this right now!


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  #2567032 17-Sep-2020 16:49
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For those who are also looking for Windows VPS we have come up with a deal for Geekzone members on a different thread to keep it cleaner: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=275942


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  #2567103 17-Sep-2020 18:54
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good deal

 

a few things i wonder about are

 

do they offer some time of firewall that stops bad traffic before hitting the servers

 

ipv6 support

 

snapshots

 

back up

 

cost for extra ip address

 

 

 

 


Reanalyse
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  #2567125 17-Sep-2020 20:14
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I went ahead and purchased one, it is my Docker playground. I know there are free hosts but the ability to completely control the environment helps


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  #2567208 17-Sep-2020 22:53
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biggal:

 

good deal

 

a few things i wonder about are

 

do they offer some time of firewall that stops bad traffic before hitting the servers

 

ipv6 support

 

snapshots

 

back up

 

cost for extra ip address

 

 

Hi @biggal

 

Thanks for your interest in RackNerd

 

Like most datacenters/providers we do not filter generic traffic from your server/service with us, we of course scrub for malicious traffic in terms of DDoS though to fine comb other types of traffic/connectivity we suggest users to implement a software based firewall, i.e CSF or PfSense or similar as this allows users to modify/secure their environment as desired. One thing to also remember is that our KVM VPS are essentially like mini dedicated servers, this is what we love about this virtualization as opposed to OpenVZ as an example.

IPv6 is supported in Los Angeles, and we can allocate up to 100 addresses free of charge. Just open a ticket once ordered requesting these and we'll allocate them right away.

 

As for snapshots, this currently isn't supported, though on the roapmap. If the end user has a control panel, such as cPanel/WHM they can download backups locally (quite easily this way) or through other automated means using third party software such as Jetbackup. We'll continue to innovate to make this easier for end users.

 

And as for extra IPs, they're just $12/year or can be billed monthly, just open a support ticket once you've ordered (or whenever these are needed) and we can route them over.

 

Hope this helps :)


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  #2567209 17-Sep-2020 22:58
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Reanalyse:

 

I went ahead and purchased one, it is my Docker playground. I know there are free hosts but the ability to completely control the environment helps

 

 

Welcome aboard @Reanalyse appreciate doing business with you!

 

I have to agree with you, these KVM VPS work out great for that, as Docker is supported. So great flexibility for the price, including performance and support.

 

If you ever need anything, we'll be here to help. :)


biggal
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  #2567219 18-Sep-2020 01:29
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RackNerd:

 

Reanalyse:

 

I went ahead and purchased one, it is my Docker playground. I know there are free hosts but the ability to completely control the environment helps

 

 

Welcome aboard @Reanalyse appreciate doing business with you!

 

I have to agree with you, these KVM VPS work out great for that, as Docker is supported. So great flexibility for the price, including performance and support.

 

If you ever need anything, we'll be here to help. :)

 

 

1 more thing i forgot is ptr records so i can use 192.168.1.1.mydomain.com mail.domain.com etc

 

and 1 click installs


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