Aruba discontinues 1Euro pricing from Aug 1 ,2020

The free ride is over.

Saved me 6hrs I might have wasted this week on moving some services here.

Relevant bits from the email:

Please note that, from 1 August 2020, the prices for all active Cloud VPS – Server Smart services (details available on web page), including those already activated at lower prices and renewed until now at those prices – excluding those subject to recent promotions – will be updated.

From the first renewal after 1 August 2020, the following prices will be applied. All Cloud VPS – Server Smart products activated before 15 November 2018 will be brought into line with the new pricing.

Cloud VPS – Server Smart Small: €2.79 + VAT

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  • MasonMason OGContent Writer

    Oof, now I'm not as upset that I cancelled my few 1 EUR VMs right before they did away with that lineup.

    @Falzo, you still idling a handful of these?

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    What in tarnation? A little yabs'll do ya!

  • Shucks, I still have a decent chunk of pre-paid credit... one of the most prem €1 providers RIP

    ur boi, mike wazar

  • umeume OG

    It was good while it lasted. But I'm not going to renew it at the new price.
    I wonder if any provider is going to make a refugee offer?

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith AdministratorHosting Provider

    when you consider the payment gateway fee's for that they probably only need to retain around 25% at the new price to be no worse off with more resources available for those that stay.

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  • MasonMason OGContent Writer
    edited May 28

    @AnthonySmith said:
    when you consider the payment gateway fee's for that they probably only need to retain around 25% at the new price to be no worse off with more resources available for those that stay.

    True, but most likely everyone cancelling are idlers using minimal, if any, resources. While the ones that stay at the higher price were probably actually using their servers for something. Pure speculation, though.

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  • edited May 28

    I was just using it as a vpn+pihole(listening on port 53 only on tun0,wg0) .

    It used to present a very stable 150ms ping, but it has been stuck at 250ms (via SGP) routing for a few days. No idea if it's related.

    I've already switched over router to alternates in NL. I love cheap VMs.

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith AdministratorHosting Provider

    @Mason said:

    @AnthonySmith said:
    when you consider the payment gateway fee's for that they probably only need to retain around 25% at the new price to be no worse off with more resources available for those that stay.

    True, but most likely everyone cancelling are idlers using minimal, if any, resources. While the ones that stay at the higher price were probably actually using their servers for something. Pure speculation, though.

    yep could well be, maybe the outcome they are hoping for is somewhere in the middle, or maybe they never cared and it was a way to front-load costs to grab IP space.

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  • edited May 28

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v3 @ 2.30GHz
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency : 2299.998 MHz
    Total size of Disk : 19.2 GB (2.2 GB Used)
    Total amount of Mem : 986 MB (122 MB Used)
    Total amount of Swap : 1023 MB (1 MB Used)
    System uptime : 10 days, 1 hour 34 min
    Load average : 0.11, 0.06, 0.03
    OS : Debian GNU/Linux 10
    Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)

    Kernel : 4.19.0-6-amd64

    I/O speed(1st run) : 734 MB/s
    I/O speed(2nd run) : 768 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 853 MB/s

    Average I/O speed : 785.0 MB/s

    Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
    CacheFly 205.234.175.175 67.9MB/s
    Linode, Tokyo2, JP 139.162.65.37 5.58MB/s
    Linode, Singapore, SG 139.162.23.4 6.11MB/s
    Linode, London, UK 176.58.107.39 50.5MB/s
    Linode, Frankfurt, DE 139.162.130.8 74.3MB/s
    Linode, Fremont, CA 50.116.14.9 8.64MB/s
    Softlayer, Dallas, TX 173.192.68.18 9.58MB/s
    Softlayer, Seattle, WA 67.228.112.250 7.99MB/s
    Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE 159.122.69.4 69.2MB/s
    Softlayer, Singapore, SG 119.81.28.170 7.48MB/s
    Softlayer, HongKong, CN 119.81.130.170 6.75MB/s

    My 1 euro box hosted in DE1 :-(

    ur boi, mike wazar

  • Just found the mail in my inbox and come here to check for the news. ;)
    Well, I have to admit I am feeling a bit sad about this change...even though it was supposed to happen at some point.
    I have this VPS now for almost 4 years and it's one of my "main VPS" running quite a few things - it never failed once during this whole time. Server and network were always stable, I have to admit: for the given price (1€ + 19% VAT), it was one of the best offers I ever managed to get!
    That said, I might hold onto it for a bit longer, but I am afraid to say, that for the new pricing it may loose the game to other premium providers with the given resources.

  • edited May 28

    Killed off the 2 idlers. No remorse.
    This is the game.

    I'll kill off the final vpn bastion host once I've made sure I don't lock myself out of any service whitelists ( just a single IP configured).

  • I've used my Aruba VPS as a Unifi Controller. For €1 it has been working OK, but with the new price hike I'll move everything to Hetzner and get some more RAM and stability instead.

  • People, €2,79 /month (+ VAT) isn't the end of the world for a VPS with these specs that one actually uses. In fact, it's still a very good deal given the reliability of Aruba Cloud. It may be a little pricey for a VPS that one idles, but not for a VPS that one uses.

    Anyway, the writing was on the wall because this was effectively a loss leader for Aruba.

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  • deankdeank OGOfficial Troll

    The end is always nigh.

    Always be prepared for the end to arrive at your doorstep.

    The Amitz day is October 21. ♻ I call people by their soulname.

  • Bye Aruba, I'm out!

  • Farewell to two idlers in FR and UK, it was good while it lasted. Consolidating to dedis and home lab.

  • @Mason said:
    Oof, now I'm not as upset that I cancelled my few 1 EUR VMs right before they did away with that lineup.

    @Falzo, you still idling a handful of these?

    just deleted one out of three VMs I still have there (UK location, hardcore idler since 2015!!).
    the other two are in their frankfurt location and kind of production use, so probably just keep them, despite the price raise.
    still cheap, rock solid reliable and too much hassle to look for something else in that exact spot, on top lose the IPs etc.

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  • FTFY

    @deank said:
    The end is always nigh.

    Always be prepared for the end to arrive at your doorstep inbox.

    This reminded me of cloudatcost lifetime vm saga. Anybody else ?

  • FreeBSDFreeBSD OG
    edited May 29

    @Rahul said:
    FTFY

    @deank said:
    The end is always nigh.

    Always be prepared for the end to arrive at your doorstep inbox.

    This reminded me of cloudatcost lifetime vm saga. Anybody else ?

    no | there is absolutely no connection (or similarity) between Aruba and Cloud At Cost, yet you have the freedom to dream whatever conspiracy you feel like dreaming

  • RahulRahul OG
    edited May 29

    I do admit

    @FreeBSD said: Cloud At Cost

    was nothing and ( maybe Crap from time to time ) when compared with

    @FreeBSD said: Aruba

    but maybe like

    @mikewazar said: Shucks, I still have a decent chunk of pre-paid credit

    Many People spent a decent chunk of their money buying up their lifetime plans since they were available for an extended period ( They were not cheap at the starting) and out of the blue, they phased it out.

  • @Rahul said:
    I do admit

    @FreeBSD said: Cloud At Cost

    was nothing and ( maybe Crap from time to time ) when compared with

    @FreeBSD said: Aruba

    but maybe like

    @mikewazar said: Shucks, I still have a decent chunk of pre-paid credit

    Many People spent a decent chunk of their money buying up their lifetime plans since they were available for an extended period ( They were not cheap at the starting) and out of the blue, they phased it out.

    • this thread is an information about Aruba and increasing an offer, using a 2 months in advance notification, with possibility to spend remaining credit on something else.
    • this thread is not about CAC adding maintenance fee to lifetime cloud servers which were unsustainable for any reasonable mind.

    now please enlighten me: where is the comparison between the two, so I may also "remember" CAC and throw mud onto Aruba?

  • @ume said: I wonder if any provider is going to make a refugee offer?

    The closest I can find was @hostsailor offer a day before.

    HostSailor's Special VPS - $1/m

  • seriesnseriesn Hosting ProviderOG

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    RAM: 256 MB
    Storage: 5GB
    Bandwidth: 250 GB @1 Gbit
    CPU Core:1 @3.5GHz+* (Fair Share)
    IPv4: 1
    IPv6: 1x /64
    Free Blesta Billing Software
    No backup vps.

    $13/year.

    Stock replenishment? Highlyyyyyy doubt.

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @seriesn said:
    In the spirit of MegaDealsThursday,

    https://nexusbytes.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=149 - 10 in stock. Only valid for USA.

    RAM: 256 MB
    Storage: 5GB
    Bandwidth: 250 GB @1 Gbit
    CPU Core:1 @3.5GHz+* (Fair Share)
    IPv4: 1
    IPv6: 1x /64
    Free Blesta Billing Software
    No backup vps.

    $13/year.

    Stock replenishment? Highlyyyyyy doubt.

    No!

  • seriesnseriesn Hosting ProviderOG

    @vyas said:

    @seriesn said:
    In the spirit of MegaDealsThursday,

    https://nexusbytes.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=149 - 10 in stock. Only valid for USA.

    RAM: 256 MB
    Storage: 5GB
    Bandwidth: 250 GB @1 Gbit
    CPU Core:1 @3.5GHz+* (Fair Share)
    IPv4: 1
    IPv6: 1x /64
    Free Blesta Billing Software
    No backup vps.

    $13/year.

    Stock replenishment? Highlyyyyyy doubt.

    No!

    Your body, your choice. Same goes for wallet.

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited May 29

    @seriesn said:

    Your body, your choice. Same goes for wallet.

    My wallet only has $7

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  • seriesnseriesn Hosting ProviderOG
    edited May 29

    @vyas said:

    @seriesn said:

    Your body, your choice. Same goes for wallet.

    My wallet only has $7

    I said this to you privately, work on your addiction issue, young man!

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited May 29

    @seriesn said:

    @vyas said:

    @seriesn said:

    Your body, your choice. Same goes for wallet.

    My wallet only has $7

    I said this to you privately, work on your addiction issue, young man!

    I am tempted to show you "90 130 days, no new VPS subscription" Chip

  • seriesnseriesn Hosting ProviderOG

    @vyas said:

    @seriesn said:

    @vyas said:

    @seriesn said:

    Your body, your choice. Same goes for wallet.

    My wallet only has $7

    I said this to you privately, work on your addiction issue, young man!

    I am tempted to show you "90 130 days, no new VPS subscription" Chip

    Does that include cloud/shared etc?

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited May 29

    @seriesn said:

    Does that include cloud/shared etc?

    Excludes any accounts created for my blog posts. ^.^

  • seriesnseriesn Hosting ProviderOG

    @vyas said:

    @seriesn said:

    Does that include cloud/shared etc?

    Excludes any accounts created for my blog posts. ^.^

    So you went from drugs to "prescribed medicines".

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