I found (thanks, LowEndBox) interesting option where you can build your VPS totally custom parameters including shared IP address.How can it work? With shared IP? Youre joking! – you may ask. It works.
Even though not everyone would requires a public IP address, having 1 IP shared among with a few people would not be a good idea. One guy spams can get the IP blacklisted. Having services running on a non-standard ports sounds strange in a production environment. You also might have to do/fix something to have your app running behind NAT.
If you use their web to build yourself a VPS with their "shared IP", example, 10G drive, 10G bandwidth, 128MB RAM, the cost come down to about $6 USD. You probably can find a VPS with a static IP at that price in the offers forum (no idea how the services is though).
Nothing new, has been around for a long time and used to be pulled off by budget windows VPS providers whose users only need RDP.
As already mentioned above, blacklisted, lack of a HTTP/DNS port, unable to offer services on standard ports, etc. are all major setbacks that makes it not very attractive except to a very niche audience.
The rest of us will be willing to pay that extra buck for that IP for much less trouble.
While yes, you could class this as interesting... I would rather pay the extra $1 for a private IP and be able to use the VPS normally
A shared IP would be a quick way to get yourself into all kinds of problems - though if you were trying to run a cheap personal website, then it would likely work for that.
The service fills gap between shared hosting and classic VPS. I hope to prepare a review soon
Even if you ignore all the limitations and issues with doing this how exactly does this bridge the gap between shared and a VPS (classic or not)? There already are products out there that are heavy duty shared accounts (fewer accounts per server more resources then your typical shared) that bridge that gap very nicely at much much better prices.
I don't see the use for this product if it was cheap and at those prices forget about it. Right I can see the selling point: