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Discussion in 'Privacy News & Tools' started by dark_wanderer, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. dark_wanderer

    dark_wanderer Member

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    Good day!

    Which VPS providers (except vultr, Digital Ocean and Amazon) do you use to host your masternodes? Is it possible to pay in crypto (BTC, DASH)?

    vultr does not allow to add additional IPs for Bitcoin funded accounts!

    Thanks!
     
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    time4vps.eu - Pay in BTC
     
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    Thanks! It is a Lithuanian company, isn't it? Do you host a MN there? Do they store logs, tracking information and forwarding in to NSA? :)

    Please share your experience if it is possible.
     
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    I only created an account with them yesterday because I heard from a good source that they were very reliable (which is what I wanted) and cheap. Sorry, at this point that's all I know about them...
     
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    I have one MN there, now 6 weeks old, minimal specs, no problems so far.
    I probably move all my nodes to time4vps later, this first one is 'test' MN.

    edit: typo
     
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    Hi Ajm! What is your experience with time4vps so far?

    Do they ask for an ID/passport/driving license?
    How do you pay the VAT?
    Is it possible to sign up/login to the VPS via Tor?
    Is the XS configuration (RAM 512 MB, bandwidth 0.5 TB) OK for your test masternode?
    How is the support?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback!
     
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    My experience with time4vps so far (2 months) is very positive.
    No they do not ask id/passport/driving license, if i remember it right.
    VAT is calculated/payed with in your bill when you order vps.
    I have no experience about Tor, but you can ask them, i use ssh + putty.
    Yes, i have minimum system (0.5 GHz | 512 MB | 5 GB | 0.5 TB) and with that there are no problems so far.
    Support, i have no experience about that, yet, its a good sign.
     
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    Thanks!

    If you fund the account with Bitcoin, is it possible to have an additional IP (vultr does not allow it) for another masternode?
     
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    I pay with paypal, so no info about that, check this: http://www.time4vps.eu/knowledgebase.php
     
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    Hello.
    They have 50% of swap of kryginal RAM too.
     
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    What does it mean?
     
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    It is not forbidden at least there.

    I like how they "deal" against DDoS ( http://www.time4vps.eu/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=175 ):

    In other words, if your masternode is DDoS'ed by someone, then the relationship with time4vps is over... Unless you present a "reasonable" solution. I wonder, how such a solution looks like in this case.
     
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    I think it means you can scale your ram, cpu, disk and transfer limit up or down if you want, on the fly.
     
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    That sounds bad... but its cheap.
     
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    I would also like their privacy policy ( http://www.time4vps.eu/privacy-policy.php )

    According to the recommendations from www.privacytools.io/:

    So, asking for passport is red flag #1.

    This is essentially what NSA is doing (harvesting meta data)... Red flag #2.

    Red flag #3.

    Just to summarize it for the case of hosting masternodes.

    If one day having anonymous crypto becomes illegal or suspicious (financing terrorism), then the company will be eager to communicate the following to an intelligence agency (such as NSA) and tax department:

    - Person X is running N masternodes on our service
    - Person X lives in country Y, logs in from this IP, spends Z hours per day on the service
    - Person X has so much DASH which could be used for financing ISIS
    - Please check that person X paid all the taxes

    Edit: some typos
     
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    Попробуйте SSD-VPS от Прохостера. Сам пользуюсь. Минимальный тариф от 1$. Пока что все устраивает.
     
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    You could use a service like bitwa.la to pay any VPS provider's bill from your BTC
    Then, OVH has good VPS specs, reputable reliability (ressources, uptime), pratical manager (console) and excellent backed security (anti-DDOS). Datacenters are located either near Montreal or in several locations in France. Have used them for years without any failure or misadventure
    Also you can pay OVH by "cash by post" in France and the UK, donno about the canadian entity
     
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    Finding the best VPN services according to your requirement is really hard. Although there are many VPNs so you must take a look at VPN reviews according to your needs before considering a VPN
     
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    just took a look at the privacy policy.

    takeaways: 1) may require personal information such name and job title and Browser ID (!!!!!!!!)

    2) based on VMWare which is not opensource

    have no more questions ;)))))
     
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