Sorry for the lack of updates the past week or so.

Hurricane Matthew impacted my area with a less than 48 hour power outage and it has taken a few days for my area to return to being normal. There are some areas in my region that are still without power, Internet and other conveniences. Up in some parts of Georgia and North Carolina, some areas are devastated.

I’ve lived in my area my entire life and only have evacuated from 2 strong tropical storms which move slower and dump more rain so by nature, I decided to stay versus evacuate. I live on a barrier island so the decision wasn’t completely understood by friends and family. With the almost 48 hour power outage, many weren’t updated with what was going on and got upset at the lack of updates.

I’m going to continue my reviews over the next few days.

Moved The Site Over To CloudLinux

Hey everybody

Sorry about yesterday’s site interruptions but I moved the site over from a CentminMod installation to my main CloudLinux/cPanel installation.

I’ve been wanting to test the resource management that CloudLinux provides through LVE and other settings but right now, I don’t have any decent traffic websites other than the vpslist.net website that I have.

I just ran vpslist.net on a 1GB RAM VPS for awhile which had CentminMod running but it’s just something I’ve been meaning to test and need to test and never had the time to transfer or migrate the site over to my main CloudLinux/cPanel installation.

I’ve got some reviews coming up also from other companies and had a few offers come in from providers contacting me.

I’m a big fan of cPanel and also CloudLinux. If you’ve never ran both together, it’s absolutely amazing how manageable they can make a normally wild shared hosting server. Some attacks on an individual account, such as using Apache’s benchmark tool, can make the entire server absolutely crawl. With the LVE option and also other features, I’ve ran the same “attack” against the shared hosting server with it not being impacted at all when it previously almost took the shared hosting server down.

EpiDrive / Berry.pw Merge With Another Company

Source: Low End Talk

Dear Clients and Friends:

I have the great pleasure of announcing that Epidrive Web Hosting Solutions and Berry.PW will be combining with the Saint Louis, MO.-based company of New Era Web Solutions, LLC. The new combined organization will lead to not only a larger customer base but more cost effective service offerings. All traffic will be routed through New Era’s main website and all customers will be migrated to New Era’s more robust and efficient hosting platforms.

I want each of you to understand that this type of acquisition is normal in this line of business and the transition of clients from one company to the next will be as seamless as possible to all involved. We understand that change can be troubling or off-putting and we want each of you to be completely confident with our service and support.

As such we will be adding 2 months of service to everyone’s plans as well as customers are able to stay on their legacy pricing or move to New Era’s pricing and packaging if they wish.

The first steps in an acquisition are always tough but we are doing everything we can to make this move as smooth as possible, we recognize that in the past few months under the previous management there have been service outages among other issues. New Era’s management is committed to providing the best product for the best price possible. As such we are moving everyone to better equipment, the first moves will be the cPanel Shared hosting customers. Followed by all the VPS customers from both Epidrive.com and Berry.PW. You will receive new login information for your services as well as the New Era billing system in the coming days. The full migration of each of you will be completed by 9/20/2016.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this major milestone as it provides a tremendously exciting opportunity for you, our clients, and ourselves. We look forward to bringing to you a range of expertise and a quality of service unmatched by any other provider.


Michael Herring

New Era Web Solutions, LLC – Director of Technology



It appears a lot of hosts are combining and selling to other companies. Is it official that summertime is over?

VirtWire Global is shutting down

I just saw this on LowEndTalk but it appears VirtWire Global is shutting down. There’s no exact explanation but it appears the infamous “plug has been pulled” from their servers. VirtWire Global sold NAT VPS services which is a shared IPv4 address that has assigned ports for you to use, for a web server or whatever you wish to run, but also an assigned SSH port.

I never understood NAT VPS servers except for their efforts to limit IP exhaustion or have services in locations where IP addresses are limited.

Many of the customers are rightfully upset as the owner was posting offers for their services before this unfortunate downtime. If you were a customer, you have 180 days to dispute a Paypal payment as it was moved from 45 days to 180 days on a virtual good. A service with a VPS hosting company would technically fall under a virtual good.

VPSLIST Update – Spring 2016

Just giving an update to everybody:

March was an extremely busy month for me and April is slowly becoming the same. Hopefully May will be a little bit relaxed.

I’ve had Host1Plus and RoseHosting reach out to have their services reviewed, which I’m working on right now. The OVH VPS #1 (scheduled to publish in about 6 hours from now), HostUS, and OneProvider OneCloud reviews were recently published.

My day to day obligations are a little erratic- some days I have planned, some days are more reactionary and some days are lazy. However planned days can easily go chaotic and reactionary days could turn lazy. A nice week’s worth of doing absolutely nothing would be amazing and much needed.

A nice tropical vacation on a beach…. mmmmm…. sounds perfect.

Otherwise, I’ve got planned between now through the next summer update is a possible web site redesign/update. I don’t *mind* the current layout I’d just like it to be more user friendly and engaging versus how passive it is with the menus. My plan is to have various categories/tags come up on an easy to navigate area on the homepage where you click based on those category/tag interests versus just reading reviews.

Thank you to all the loyal VPSLIST visitors and readers.
It’s been an interesting coming up on 6 years.