[IMPORTANT] State of FreeVPS Directory & Discussion and it's future
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(2018-02-01, 9:16:37 pm)HMR Wrote:  $1200 is a huge amount for such resources of vpses now days ...

Is it though? How hard it is to realize that a dedicated server of $100 / month would end up costing $1,200 / year ? For some reason I fail to see the surprise in that :-/

And keep in mind that each VPS on that dedicated server would have its own IPv4 address. In case the cost of the hardware is what shocked you. I'm not even including other costs. Such as software (control panel?), taxes etc.
#12
Frankly, I knew the operating costs with Hostigation were too high long before the current situation.

Real shame, as it was my first VPS here.

Anyway, it's great that the site will stay up; I can only wish @dmmcintyre3 as well as the staff here the best of luck in handling this.
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#13
(2018-02-01, 9:52:06 pm)SLC Wrote:  Is it though? How hard it is to realize that a dedicated server of $100 / month would end up costing $1,200 / year ? For some reason I fail to see the surprise in that :-/

And keep in mind that each VPS on that dedicated server would have its own IPv4 address. In case the cost of the hardware is what shocked you. I'm not even including other costs. Such as software (control panel?), taxes etc.
Currently I have 2 VPS of following spec @ $20/year
Disk Space 200 GB
RAM: 3 GB RAM
IP Addresses: 2x IPv4 & /80 IPv6
Virtualization: OpenVZ
Monthly Traffic: 2 TB
Connection: 1 GBit/s

And a $16/year one with 1 GB RAM.

By looking at those spec and comparing it with one VPS 18 cost ($42/year), it's clearly better option than VPS 18.
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Hope everything will fix soon, you can delete my VPS anytime i don't even install a single gameserver on it i just tried some something.

anyways, i agree with @HMR there is many plans on different site which is not only cheaper even better then VPS 18.
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#15
Ah... I own a VPS 18 and I'll be sad to see it go. I'm glad this forum is still staying alive though. Thanks for all that you guys do!
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#16
(2018-02-01, 4:16:25 pm)Optimus Wrote:  we are not going away any time soon.

We will keep you updated with any news we have. We remain open to any questions you have. You can ask them directly on this thread. FreeVPS Directory & Discussion has been a strong going community and providing VPSs since 2010. We plan to continue providing VPSs for many years to come.

Good to hear that fvps will stay alive . Ads don't pay much nowadays anyway.
But thanks to all FreeVPS Staff Members
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#17
@HMR

once we have a steady revenue stream again, we'll look into other options for paid VPS plans if necessary.
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#18
(2018-02-01, 9:09:18 pm)Hidden Refuge Wrote:  For the sake of trasparency let me break down the costs of running FreeVPS Directory & Discussion for a year.

~ $1.200 USD+ per year for VPS 18s and their support/addons
~ $75 USD+ per year for hosting with SecureDragon
~ $20 USD per year for domains (freevps.us and fvps.us)
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~ $1.295 USD+ every year


Up until the recent weeks the revenue from advertising was enough to pay for this but now in the new year 2018 this isn't the case anymore. Hence why @dmmcintyre3 cannot longer take care of the costs.

Thanks for the breakdown HR.  That is definitely a big chunk of change.  Probably calls for a total rethink of how to source VPSs in future.  Thank you to you and the staff for fighting to keep FreeVPS going.  This is much appreciated.

I'm curious.  What is the second domain fvps.us for?  Would it still be needed? 

Didn't know that KuJoe was providing the hosting.  That is reassuring though.  I've got a free hosting account of his that is the fastest shared hosting account I have, even with its location being in the US.  That guy is a magician with servers.

Wonder since we're all on the topic right now whether you could have a one-off collection for this year so we can help with funding of the hosting of the server and the domain?  Guess you'd have to set this up first for the person who is taking the lead with running the Forum from now on?  Maybe you could then call on contributions just to get things off the ground and to tie you over until the revenue from advertising kicks in?

BTW what is going to happen with the other sponsors?  Is there still going to be a monthly Giveaway?
#19
So please share when our VPS will be going offline? I am on the way to backup my data from VPS18.
#20
(2018-02-01, 9:16:37 pm)HMR Wrote:  $1200 is a huge amount for such resources of vpses now days . I wonder if you could be able to look into now days market you would get vay cheaper vpses than those and that also if you buy in bulk.

It is often the case that providers oversell their resources (which is usually fine) in order to reduce operating costs. The savings can then be passed on to the customer. I don't believe the resources that we were paying for were oversold.
Overselling isnt a bad thing, and I am accepting of it, if it is done correctly.
There's usually a level of confidence in that not all customers will be utilising all of their resources at once, and that is usually the case.
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