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Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by Jimmy, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Premium Member Premium Member

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    Has anyone checked out the new nvme vps at ssdnodes?
     
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    I haven't personally tried them yet. Maybe someone else has ?
     
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    They look pretty nice. They also use "Gold cpu" was wondering the speed of those. My other VPSs from them are @ 2.2 or 2.4 Ghz was hoping the nvme were faster.
     
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    I probably won't be getting SSDNODES 10x as they've gone insane with their monthly pricing. The 32GB 10x VPS is, get this, $119 per month. Someone must be smoking crack at SSDNodes... because I can get an entire server at OVH for that price.

    I was willing to pay the $50 per month they had before as it was 50% cheaper than my OVH server, but with this price adjustment I'll be looking to spend my money elsewhere.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    they do that occasionally so they there regular discounts are more attractive hehe

    discounts are back from what i can see

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    Still there for me ($119). I'm looking at monthly.

    Monthly use to be around $50 which would've been good for me compared to the $110 I was paying at OVH. $119 is just wayyyy to expensive and they're going to lose my business (which would probably be very profitable @ $50 over the long run).

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    Oh yeah monthly won't get you any discounts, they are pointing users to 12-36 month prepayments - it works for their cash flows as their colo/dedicated provider = Incero does very heavily discounts deals on 12-36 month prepaid servers. So aligning their revenues with their upstream costs makes sense. It's how they can offer KVM VPSes with such high specs for the 'discounted' prices :)
     
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    No business model makes sense when customers leave. If that price was locked at $119 since the start I wouldn't blink an eye, but that price changed - doubled - when the other prices didn't really change.

    I'm going to grab one of the OVH servers on special.
     
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    Yeah I didn't pay any attention to their monthly as they never were attractive but seems non-NVMe VPS also raised their monthly prices too.
     
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    Their year and 3 year packages are priced nicely and I understand that they want people on the 1 and 3 year plans. But I don't want to commit for that long of a term with my main project server. I'm one of the "take my money" people who they would've had a higher profit margin on. Instead, they get nothing.

    In my mind it makes no sense that they would have the monthly so high. Offer a fair monthly price and make a higher profit and be done with it. Or better yet, offer 3 and 6 month plans.

    If they're running such tight margins that they need the 1 and 3 year payments to keep the server running, then they probably shouldn't be in business as the profit margins are way too low. The business turns into a hobby business.

    Anyway, if anyone has any benchmarks on the machines, I'd love to see those.
     
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    Well i have benchmarks for their older non-NVMe lines Benchmarks - SSDNodes - ssdnodes.com upto 91% discount on KVM VPS until May 31, 2018 heh

    FYI, to give an idea of old incero offered dedicated deals a few years ago had dual Xeon E5-2630v4 64GB-128GB SSD based servers with 100s of IPv4 addresses that usually would go for US$699-999/month offered at US$199/month on 12-36month prepayments - sometimes with upfront buy downs. Incero with latest hardware offered, chose to recoup their capital expenditure costs quicker rather than spread them over years like other web hosts. This probably allows them to more often offer the latest hardware gear at the time rather than be stuck recouping costs with older hardware after 2-3yrs. So I can see why SSDNodes would prefer 12-36 month payment options.

    That's why I only paid 12 months in advance but I understand where you're coming from. Though I also understand different web hosts have different pricing and costs models too. It's classic, you pay more monthly than you would if you prepaid.

    Also SSDnodes offer 14 day money back guarantee on 1st time VPS order. So if you never used SSDnodes before you can try their NVMe and see if it's suited or not for 14 days. But if already tried SSDnodes before, subsequent orders won't get that money back guarantee.
     
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    Thanks for the link to the benchmarks, I'll check those out.

    It just seems they're making things complicated when they don't have to be. I guess in the end, they got what they wanted... charge an very high monthly price and get zero monthly sub signups. They won!

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    After looking at the benchmarks 2.3 Ghz is way too slow for me.
     
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    as yes totally forgot about that and you even posted centminmodbench.sh benchmarks Benchmarks - SSDNodes - ssdnodes.com upto 91% discount on KVM VPS until May 31, 2018 :cool:

     
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    @eva2000 looks like ssdnodes read this thread and decided that having money was better than not having money.

    From $119 per month to a more reasonable $39.99 - a price I wouldn't mind paying.

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    Install time for 10X X-Large

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    @Jimmy with default betainstaller.sh or PHP 7 default betainstaller7.sh ?? or PHP 7.3 default betainstaller73.sh ?
     
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