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#Is the rTorrent/ruTorrent, µTorrent, VNC, Deluge & Transmission only available for the Debian release, or is it possible to get this with let's say Ubuntu?  
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= ByteSized VPS Frequently Asked Questions =
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They all come pre-installed/pre-configured with our template. You can do it yourself on Ubuntu but we won't support it.
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;Is the rTorrent/ruTorrent, µTorrent, VNC, Deluge & Transmission only available for the Debian release, or is it possible to get this with let's say Ubuntu?  
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: They all come pre-installed/pre-configured with our custome template. You can do it yourself on Ubuntu but we can't support it.
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;How much control will I have over the VPS? I can apt-get install software and the like?
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:Yes, you have full root access.
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#How much control will I have over the VPS? I can apt-get install software and the like?
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;Do I get my own IP adress, or is it shared/static?
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Yes, you have full root access.
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:You get your own dedicated IP.
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#Do I get my own IP adress, or is it shared/static?  
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;How will the speeds perform compared to the old plans? Is there an average or any indication on the VPS average speeds?  
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You get your own dedicated IP.
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: Since it's shared with at least 50% less people performance should be better but can't be guaranteed. We cannot guarantee minimum or maximum speeds since there are too many variables included.
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#How will the speeds perform compared to the old plans? Is there an average or any indication on the VPS average speeds?  
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;How much Support does the VPS come with, is it more, less or the same as the Bytesized-Hosting plans?  
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Since it's shared with at least 50% less people performance should be better but can't be guaranteed.  
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: You got support for all things pre-configured with our custom template. If something doesn't work in that, we will fix it. If you choose a stock image we expect you know a thing or two about linux. We simply don't have the time or the resources to help you set up everything but, of course, we are willing to help you with anything else you might require.
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#How much Support does the VPS come with, is it more, less or the same as the Bytesized-Hosting plans?  
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;Can I reboot the VPS? Install another OS? What 'power' will I have over it?
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You got support for all things pre-configured with our template. If something doesn't work in that, we should fix it. Of course we are willing to help you with anything else you might require but we don't *have* to.
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: You can reboot,shutdown,reinstall. Use serial console in your control panel if you somehow locked out yourself from the VPS. There are no limitations on how many times you can reinstall your VPS.
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#Can I reboot the VPS? Install another OS? What 'power' will I have over it?
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;Will there be any place to check total bandwith usage, space used, etc? 'Dashboard' or so?
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You can reboot,shutdown,reinstall and more
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: Yes you will have stats about your current ram / bandwidth / space usage.
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#Will there be any place to check total bandwith usage, space used, etc? 'Dashboard' or so?
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;I need more disk space and more RAM then offered, can I get that?
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Yes you will have stats about your current ram / bandwidth / space usage.  
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: Since we calculated our plans based on available resources we cannot offer custom plans. If you however want to buy two spots and have that merged we will be happy to do so.
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#How will the plans look when the BETA is done? Will there be let's say a lunch box (cheaper) and a Binge box (more expensive)?  
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;Are there any trackers I am [not] allowed to use, and if so - which ones?  
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Most likely, you will also be able to select different providers
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: Same rules apply as on BySH in theory, but we are not enforcing this yet. Be warned that you have a dedicated IP and any problems can be traced directly to you. Do not do anything illegal.
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#As it is beta, what do you expect me to do? What can I expect from you? Are there any known issues at the moment?  
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;Can I setup an FTP on the box for a friend if he wants a file from me? This would [not] be used as an FTP server, but occasionally when a friend would really need it.
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We expect you to report anything wrong with the VPS itself or with our made template. The new website also might have bugs we would like to know about
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: Yes
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# Will I be able to use the BySH for an overview of the VPS or they'll be completely seperate?  
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;Can I share the box with a friend to split cost?
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Bytesized VPS is completely seperate
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: Yes
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#Why does the ByVPS site look so much seksier than BySH? :P
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;Can I install a custom kernel
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Because I didn't design ByshVPS ;)
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: OpenVZ uses a shared kerel with the host node so that's not possible
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#Are there any trackers I am [not] allowed to use, and if so - which ones?
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;Can I use Fuse
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Same rules apply as on BySH in theory, but we are not final on this yet.
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: Yes but we will need to first give you access to it, please open a ticket if you require FUSE access.
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#Can I setup an FTP on the box for a friend if he wants a file from me? This would [not] be used as an FTP server, but occasionally when a friend would really need it.
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;What's vps technology do you use (openvz/kvm/xen/vmware)?
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Yes
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: We use openvz

Current revision as of 13:20, 8 July 2014

ByteSized VPS Frequently Asked Questions

Is the rTorrent/ruTorrent, µTorrent, VNC, Deluge & Transmission only available for the Debian release, or is it possible to get this with let's say Ubuntu?
They all come pre-installed/pre-configured with our custome template. You can do it yourself on Ubuntu but we can't support it.
How much control will I have over the VPS? I can apt-get install software and the like?
Yes, you have full root access.
Do I get my own IP adress, or is it shared/static?
You get your own dedicated IP.
How will the speeds perform compared to the old plans? Is there an average or any indication on the VPS average speeds?
Since it's shared with at least 50% less people performance should be better but can't be guaranteed. We cannot guarantee minimum or maximum speeds since there are too many variables included.
How much Support does the VPS come with, is it more, less or the same as the Bytesized-Hosting plans?
You got support for all things pre-configured with our custom template. If something doesn't work in that, we will fix it. If you choose a stock image we expect you know a thing or two about linux. We simply don't have the time or the resources to help you set up everything but, of course, we are willing to help you with anything else you might require.
Can I reboot the VPS? Install another OS? What 'power' will I have over it?
You can reboot,shutdown,reinstall. Use serial console in your control panel if you somehow locked out yourself from the VPS. There are no limitations on how many times you can reinstall your VPS.
Will there be any place to check total bandwith usage, space used, etc? 'Dashboard' or so?
Yes you will have stats about your current ram / bandwidth / space usage.
I need more disk space and more RAM then offered, can I get that?
Since we calculated our plans based on available resources we cannot offer custom plans. If you however want to buy two spots and have that merged we will be happy to do so.
Are there any trackers I am [not] allowed to use, and if so - which ones?
Same rules apply as on BySH in theory, but we are not enforcing this yet. Be warned that you have a dedicated IP and any problems can be traced directly to you. Do not do anything illegal.
Can I setup an FTP on the box for a friend if he wants a file from me? This would [not] be used as an FTP server, but occasionally when a friend would really need it.
Yes
Can I share the box with a friend to split cost?
Yes
Can I install a custom kernel
OpenVZ uses a shared kerel with the host node so that's not possible
Can I use Fuse
Yes but we will need to first give you access to it, please open a ticket if you require FUSE access.
What's vps technology do you use (openvz/kvm/xen/vmware)?
We use openvz
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