9 months+ mini review of Prometeus, Urpad.net, SolaDrive and KnownHost.

It’s over 9 months since I based my VPS setup on cheaper VPS hosts. Increasing the numbers of servers, using a good DNS Fail over service, servers in different locations etc etc.

I have gone from two servers (that I paid almost $100/month) to 15 servers that I pay around $600/year for. Thats half the price what I paid for two servers before.

My old servers was fully managed, but still, I had so much problems with the servers that I used lots of time on them, time that I did not like to use on them.

Now I have 15 servers, almost everyone of the unmanaged, still, I have less problems with all my servers now, then I had with only two fully managed servers.

Prometeus.com is the best host I ever have had. They have a really good product. Their uptime on my 4 servers I have with them is 100% the last 6 months. One server that I have had no need to reboot, had a uptime of 268 days yesterday.
All my servers with Prometeus is really fast, their network speeds i great and you could not ask for a better host.
They are unmanaged, but really do help out if you need something.

I’m sure I could have canceled all my other servers and only used Prometeus as my only host without any risk of any problems.

Prometeus.com has all of my main servers.

15.01.2014: Urpad.net is not one of my favorite hosts any more. They was sold, and all went downhill, and they closed down all EU servers and moved all to the US.

Urpad.net have one thing Prometeus don’t have: servers in many different locations, both here in Europe and the US.
They have good servers, good network and really good prices. And many locations.

Of course, Urpad.net also have lots of DDoS attacks against their UK node, so I have stopped using that server and taken it out of my DNS Fail Over service. Last week I have had more then 22 hours downtime on that server, and the last 6 months I have had more then 5 days downtime total.

But if I look at my 4 other servers (Iceland x 2, Luxemburg, Florida) I’m really happy. The uptime is great, the network is great, the servers is great.

So in total I’m pretty happy with Urpad.net. But I hope I can move my server from UK to another location soon, for I really hate getting downtime messages.

Urpad.net is my 1. backup host


SolaDrive.com has a great product, fully managed servers for a really good price. But as Urpad.net they also have had lots of problems, most DDoS issues on their UK node.
It has been better, but I still get outages report, and seeing very high load on the server.

So I have taken them out of my DNS Fail Over service, but are using the server as a backup server, that I can put in production within 20 minutes.


My only server with Plesk, my old favorite control panel, is with KnownHost.com.
I have a personal backup server for my online photo album, and some backup files in the US.

The server is really great, fast, good network and no downtime. They do really deliver a good product.
The only drawback for me is that they only offer servers in the US, no I can not use them for any of my customers sites.

50 days with Urpad.net

15.01.2014: Urpad.net is not one of my favorite hosts any more. They was sold, and all went downhill, and they closed down all EU servers and moved all to the US.

Today I have been with Urpad.net for 50 days. And it has been 50 good days with only one outage (the reason was a DDoS attack on the node).

I still have two servers with them, one on Iceland and one in the UK. I use a WHT special on both my plans, so I paying $5.99/mo each for 1 GB RAM, 40 GB HDD, 250/500 GB BW.

What amaze me with Urpad.net is their very fast reply time on support tickets. You forget that you are using an unmanaged plan. They have true 24/7/365 support. And if you use Webhostingtalk, they almost instant reply in threads and on PM. They follow up their customers with mails from time to time, so you feel like an important customer.

Urpad.net do not fill up their nodes for so forgetting them and the customers. They are adding new hardware from time to time. Their new servers have got better and better speeds, and now have they also added SSD nodes to their stock. With “insane” disk speeds of 871 MB/s. I have been invited to test their new servers from time to time, and they really take my advice seriously and have done changed to their setup that gains all customers.

I have to add a star in my book, 5 stars but unmanaged. Still, you almost forget that you are using a unmanaged host when you are using Urpad.net

Edit 2014: I have reduced the number of point because they are not the same company that I reviewed back in 2012.

Benchmark – Urpad.net – 1 GB RAM + 10 GB SSD

Urpad.net is renewing their servers, and this time they have added SSD disk to their setup. The results, insane disk speeds up to 871 MB/S with DD.

Server location: Dallas, USA
*WHT special* – $6.99 / mo
Plan info: OpenVZ – 1 GB RAM, 10 GB SSD , 750 GB BW, 1 CPU Core, 3.30 GHz
Disk info: (4x Samsung 830 SSD drives in RAID10)

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Benchmark – Urpad.net – Budget VPS – 1 GB – Texas

Here is my benchmark test of my Budget VPS – Linux VPS – 1 GB plan at urpad.net. Thank you for providing me with this VPS for my test.

Server location: Texas, USA
*Budget VPS – Linux VPS – 1 GB* – $5.99 / mo
Plan info: OpenVZ – 1 GB RAM, 40 GB , 500GB  BW
Disk info: RAID

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Benchmark – Urpad.net – Budget VPS – 1 GB – Iceland

Here is my benchmark test of my Budget VPS – Linux VPS – 1 GB plan at urpad.net. Thank you for providing me with this VPS for my test.

Server location: Iceland
*Budget VPS – Linux VPS – 1 GB* – $5.99 / mo
Plan info: OpenVZ – 1 GB RAM, 40 GB , 250GB  BW
Disk info: RAID

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