1. As you see on there, they had a Special at around $60 (100G disk, 2G ram, W2k8 Server, 2.8Ghz CPU, 1600Mhz FSB, 1TB transfer) that I chose to go for. I made the purchase, and within exactly *4 minutes* I received my login details. Not seen this sort of speed anywhere but here.
2. The response to my emails was not only fast, friendly, polite and professional - but also (very important) accurate. I've see companies like vps land give friendly, polite and professional answers - but at times they miss the point completely!!
3. Over the past 5 years I've dealt with several hosting providers, and NOT ONE of them has approached this sort of dual efficiency (fast & accurate).
4. Another quick event that happened earlier today ~4PM IST ( was me disabling the windows firewall. This was done on my developers recommendation (more actually to prove a point) - and the server lost communication with the outside world. I could no longer access any service on the server.
I sent 3 emails, at a breather of 2-3 minutes after each. Before the 3rd email left my gmail outbox, I had Joe's reply, and the ping window I'd left open had a response. I was able to access everything well again.
I had a quick discussion with Joe about a few other aspects of VPS hosting - namely the 'vps data loss' issue rampant on this forum now-a-days. Server time (Pacific time) was about 4 AM.
-- complaints? So far, I have zero complaints. They seem to have all I want - good server, quick service, good pricing.
As long as I get the same excellent stuff from Automated VPS, I'll not even *think* of shifting.
-- what do I run on this server? IIS7, DNS, Firewall from MS. Filezilla FTP. Custom (rfc compliant) POP3, SMTP and a custom Backup service. Also a custom CMS software that doubles as a control panel.
-- minor issues? the lesser-great madjesty of the net - Yahoo! - has declared my IP off limits. They give me a SMTP 421 for outgoing mail, but claim its permanently deffered. I've taken up the issue with the postmaster.
-- if you didnt get any part of this post (technical issues), do a quick google search on the term. Even msbing gives pretty good results on technical articles.
Would be lovely to hear back on your experiences with this host as well.
Glad to hear such a detailed and positive review, be sure to keep us updated in the future!
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