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FsckVPS review update WARNING: I no longer recommend this host in any way whatsoever. I no longer host my sites at FsckVPS. While their product was more or less what was advertised on the tin, the support turned out to be shit and the guy in charge a common crook. In particular, the kind of crook who shuts down affiliate programs without settling the accounts. You owe me money, man. :-(

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As promised, here's a 1-month update on my experience with FsckVPS.


Well, once during one of my initial setting-things-up sessions, I did have some problems with either a very slow network or some other form of heavy load on the server. However, the problem disappeared before I could locate the cause and it hasn't come back (but I haven't been "active" on the server as much as in the beginning, so I might just not have noticed it). Other than that, ping times look ok according to host-tracker.com, with most US locations in the 50-200 ms range and the rest of the world just above that. As for download speed, I'm able to get about 8 Mbit/s here from Denmark, I haven't really tested upload speeds.

I didn't want to go through all the hassle with setting up FTP access, so I'm currently using SCP/SFTP to transfer files. I've never used SFTP much and found a program that would let me map a drive letter to the connection. Pretty nice but also horribly, amazingly slow. I realize there must be some encryption overhead and all that, but wow. So, back to WinSCP for me. Anyway, that has nothing to do with the VPS as such.

I've still seen no sign of my open source developer discount. I got no response to my email to FsckVPS (I replied to the mail I got from Rus with the coupon code) and I've just given up hope of saving those few dollars. $20/month is still cheap.

The HyperVM control panel is a bit glitchy at times and responds very slowly some times, but fortunately I don't need to use it much.

A few days ago, they had to shut down the HyperVM instance due to a "potential security issue" (which turned out to be relatively harmless). It didn't affect the VPS itself, though, and everything was up and running again later that day.

Overall, I'm still pretty satisfied. I've moved more and more over to the VPS, everything on pixastic.com and www.nihilogic.dk is now hosted there. The blog is still hosted at Blogger, as is the Games site, but now I'm considering switching to Wordpress and moving both of those to the VPS as well. It will probably be a while before I can find the time for that, though.
⇓ 5 comments Harry Rickards

I use FSCKVPS as well, and while they don't seem to respond to email tickets quickly, I got an almost immediate response from Rus Foster on their Live Help facility (seems to be on 9 - 5 Mon to Fri UK hours), and when I was having trouble with Namecheap (they were saying they had my private key file for my SSL certificate!), I complained about it on twitter, and Rus Foster asked if FSCKVPS could help.

April 8, 2009 at 4:39 AM
Gary

Whoever signs up for FSCKVPS should consider this is no-frills service, you are on your own :P

Btw,
your blog is nice. at first i couldn't believe its a blogger blog! good job.

May 13, 2009 at 1:17 AM
Jacob Seidelin

Indeed. You're just handed an empty VPS and a "good luck" :-)
And thanks, I try to make it nice!

May 13, 2009 at 2:01 AM
Alec

I just ordered a FSCKvps through your aff. link I believe. I might be wrong, but I tried.

July 2, 2009 at 9:32 PM
Jacob Seidelin

Cool. Hope your experience with them will be as good as mine has been. Cheers.

July 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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