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    Merry christmas from iKhost - Have a free VPS!

    iKhost would like to wish everyone on WHT a merry christmas!

    To celebrate, we are offering a limited number of the following VPS for free to UK, the rest of Europe and USA customers:

    5GB disk space
    64mb Guaranteed ram
    256mb Burstable ram
    50GB data transfer / month
    2 IP addresses (more available)
    Choice of OS

    Standard price: 3.50/month

    Xmas price: 0.00 until 1st of March 2008! Standard price thereafter.

    We do not lock you into any contract - you do not have to pay a single penny if you cancel before our free offer ends.

    In order to sign up, you must select VPS1 when ordering.

    Orders will ONLY be accepted if you have entered a valid telephone number, as we may call you as part of a validation process.

    FAQ

    Q: Do you allow adult hosting, IRC, and proxy sites?
    A: Absolutely! It's your VPS, so you are free to do what you like with it as long as it complies with UK and your local laws.

    Q: What hardware do you use?
    A: We use Dell PowerEdge servers with a minimum spec of Quad 2.4ghz Xeon and 8GB ECC DDR2

    Q: What about your datacentre / network?
    A: We are co-located with 49Pence / RapidSwitch, the UKs #1 fastest provider according to SpeedTest.net

    Q: How many VPS do you run per node?
    A: This number varies between 20 and 40 depending on a number of factors.

    Q: Do you offer any control panels?
    A: We can provide cPanel and DirectAdmin control panels, or you can provide your own. We can also install free control panels such as ISPconfig.

    Q: Do you have a speedtest file and an IP to ping?
    A: Sure, you can ping 78.129.140.5. You can test our speeds at http://arrakis.ikhost.net/speedtest/ (requires flash) or via direct HTTP download at http://arrakis.ikhost.net/test50mb.bin

    Q: Will you help me transfer my data?
    A: Of course. Our experienced staff can assist you with any data transfer

    Q: Do you offer server management?
    A: Yes, we can manage your server for a small fee per month.

    Q: How many of these free offers are available?
    A: This depends entirely on demand. There is no solid figure however we will keep you updated.

    Merry Christmas!
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
    www.openitc.co.uk - We create, we host, we connect - Fully Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting

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    Seems your website order area has problem.... Everytime we login detail it gives error -

    1 Error(s) encountered:

    * Invalid username entered ' VpS12 '. Usernames must be between 4 and 8 alpha-numeric characters.

    I wonder what is wrong in it

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    Hello,

    Sorry for the trouble. This was a problem with it not accepting capital letters as the first character.

    This should now accept capital letters so you should be able to order normally.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas.
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
    www.openitc.co.uk - We create, we host, we connect - Fully Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting

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    just signed up for the free package. Thanks!

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    Placed my order, hope I get one. Thanks for the nice offer!

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    Hello,

    Thanks for all the orders. These will be processed as soon as possible, though the demand is flooding us with orders so it may take a little longer than usual.

    Thanks
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
    www.openitc.co.uk - We create, we host, we connect - Fully Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting

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    Hello,

    Some more Q & A:

    Q: I've read in this thread that you allow IRC, but when I read TOS, it says it's unacceptable
    A: Please excuse the TOS - these have not been updated in a while, and contrary to what they say, we DO allow IRC.

    Q: Do you offer OS reloads and reboots?
    A: Yes. You can do this via our control panel of choice 'HyperVM'.

    Q: I've not heard anything, does this mean I'm not getting a VPS?
    A: You will not receive confirmation until your VPS account is created. Due to heavy demand this may take anywhere within a few minutes to a couple of hours. We are giving priority to UK, Europe orders as the servers are based in London UK.
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
    www.openitc.co.uk - We create, we host, we connect - Fully Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting

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    I just ordered

    My phone's outta minutes right now -- if you get an unavailable message call me tomorrow to verify
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    Ordered with Gentoo. I'm excited.
    simplywww: directadmin and cpanel hosting that will rock your socks
    Need some work done in a datacenter in the NYC area? NYC Remote Hands can do it.

    Follow my "deals" Twitter for hardware specials.. @dougysdeals

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    Got one ordered cool
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    Thanky! Setup and I'm loading Gentoo up at the moment. I'm excited.
    simplywww: directadmin and cpanel hosting that will rock your socks
    Need some work done in a datacenter in the NYC area? NYC Remote Hands can do it.

    Follow my "deals" Twitter for hardware specials.. @dougysdeals

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    Thanks! Placed an order...can't wait.

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    I realize that you said setup may take between a few minutes to a few hours because of demand, but I ordered mine a little earlier than 10AM this morning...and it's almost quarter of three. I'd say 5 hours is a little more than a couple hours...

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    I didn't get an e-mail with an invoice...did anyone else get a delay in getting their e-mail?

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    You don't get any emails until it's ready, That Guy. Read item 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by sean0r View Post
    Hello,

    Some more Q & A:

    Q: I've read in this thread that you allow IRC, but when I read TOS, it says it's unacceptable
    A: Please excuse the TOS - these have not been updated in a while, and contrary to what they say, we DO allow IRC.

    Q: Do you offer OS reloads and reboots?
    A: Yes. You can do this via our control panel of choice 'HyperVM'.

    Q: I've not heard anything, does this mean I'm not getting a VPS?
    A: You will not receive confirmation until your VPS account is created. Due to heavy demand this may take anywhere within a few minutes to a couple of hours. We are giving priority to UK, Europe orders as the servers are based in London UK.
    simplywww: directadmin and cpanel hosting that will rock your socks
    Need some work done in a datacenter in the NYC area? NYC Remote Hands can do it.

    Follow my "deals" Twitter for hardware specials.. @dougysdeals

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonez View Post
    I realize that you said setup may take between a few minutes to a few hours because of demand, but I ordered mine a little earlier than 10AM this morning...and it's almost quarter of three. I'd say 5 hours is a little more than a couple hours...
    A little wait is really nothing, considering that you are getting the VPS for free. Just hang in there and I'm sure sean0r will sort you out.


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    Hello,

    There are no invoices sent out via e-mail as there are no invoices to pay

    If you didn't receive a welcome e-mail, it could have been because your e-mail provider could see the e-mails from HyperVM as junk.

    If this is the case, simply send me a private message with your sign up details and I can try and re-send any welcome e-mails.

    Thanks!
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
    www.openitc.co.uk - We create, we host, we connect - Fully Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting

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    jonez: I have tried to send your welcome e-mail again. Did you receive it?
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean0r View Post
    jonez: I have tried to send your welcome e-mail again. Did you receive it?
    nope, not yet. but i've PM'd you an alternate email.

    thanks!

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    Just got the email, thank you sean0r!

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    No problem. Hope you have a great christmas, it's almost over here!
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
    www.openitc.co.uk - We create, we host, we connect - Fully Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting

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    I didn't get mine *cries* Checked da spambox, nothin there though.
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    Same. It's been quite a while.

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    Hello,

    Please check your inboxes Mr. Obvious and That Guy.

    On another note, thanks to all those lucky people that signed up but the offer is now closed to new sign ups as we have now filled the server.

    If demand is high enough, we may be able to set up another temporary node until the 19th of February.
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
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    sean0r, did you get my PM?

    Thanks!

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    @omega36: Yes, but as stated in the post priority was given to those closer to the server. Sorry you missed out just now but we may run a similar special in the future.
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
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    Curious, I signed up yesterday at around 1 pm PST and still haven't heard anything back.

    Does the offer still apply to me, did I make the cut-off or am I too late already?
    -Bryce

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    same here. signed up yesterday afternoon. And never recieved anything

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    Hello,

    Bryce|17: Your account was created yesterday. Forwarding the e-mail to your gmail rather than hotmail worked.

    TheBrink: Send me a PM with your e-mail so I can check. You might have missed the offer

    Important info: Those who have signed up after the offer has closed or otherwise missed the offer completely will be sent an invoice. If it was your intention to only sign up for the free package then please, simply contact myself either here or via the contact / support section of my site to have your invoice cancelled.

    Thanks
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
    www.openitc.co.uk - We create, we host, we connect - Fully Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting

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    Post

    I don't get it. I placed an order on 25/12 (before 1pm EST) and then posted this:

    Quote Originally Posted by omega36 View Post
    Placed my order, hope I get one. Thanks for the nice offer!
    Then I never received any details and so I sent you a pm at 8.41pm on 25/12 EST and never got a reply to that (I understand, you probably got a gazillion!), so I asked in your thread yesterday at 8am:

    Quote Originally Posted by omega36 View Post
    sean0r, did you get my PM?

    Thanks!
    And you replied,

    Quote Originally Posted by sean0r View Post
    @omega36: Yes, but as stated in the post priority was given to those closer to the server. Sorry you missed out just now but we may run a similar special in the future.
    Still, fair enough, you mentioned on the first page that priority would be given to UK and Europe customers, but then other people (NOT from UK/EU) started posting asking if their VPS's were available and stated when they ordered them (or when they posted on the thread stating they just ordered one) and you were giving them their VPS's, even though they ordered them after I did?

    What did I do wrong

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    Hi,
    Just for the information of other customers: I guess this offer is not valid for customers of the rest of the world. I am at India and signed up but have received an invoice for 0.55 for 3 days (Dec 28-31).

    Regds
    IJ

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    Update: Maybe because they have closed the free orders?

    Regds
    IJ

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    Yes that's because you missed out on the free vps's.
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    Hello,

    If you did miss out on the offer you can contact me to cancel your invoice.

    We will be running a very similar promotion in roughly a month or two so if you wish to leave me with an e-mail address I can contact those who missed out directly the day before the offer is posted on WHT so you can get a chance to get in there first!

    Thanks
    Sean McRobbie - Specialising in virtualisation since 2005.
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    I think I signed up the day/the day after this thread was posted. Still got no e-mail though...

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    almoo7: can you PM me your e-mail address so I can double check?
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    PM sent. Thanks.

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    I Have Placed Order For The Free VPS Thanks

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    Wow dude...this offer's been done for a LONG TIME now.

    Try reading before posting sometime
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    @maousser: Yes, the offer did expire a long time ago. Please let me know what you want to do with the offers.

    @Moderators: Are you able to edit the original forum post and put in big bold red text "This offer has expired" ? Thanks!
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