Free VPS at ChunkHost, 128MB RAM, 3GB storage
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Free VPS at ChunkHost, 128MB RAM, 3GB storage

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Found 10th Sep 2012
ChunkHost are a US based virtual private server company. They are currently offering a VPS "Chunk" of 128MB RAM/3GB storage for free.

RAM is upgradable for free through referrals (up to 2GB)

Use it for storage, hosting, web mail, game server etc. One point to note is that the data centre is based in the US, and so gives you a physical proxy there to geolocate yourself for US services such as hulu.

To claim the freebie, you will need to log in with your Facebook account, but this is just to verify you are a genuine person without providing them with credit card details. They have not tried to post to my wall or spam anyone.

Your VPS will now be set up on their side, and you will receive an email when it has been partioned and booted. The activation can be a little slow when they are busy, so it depends on the time of day. Mine took about 15 minutes around lunch time, but others have been waiting for a few hours this evening.

This is definitely one for the techies, and having Linux experience is a massive help, but there is a wealth of information on the internet about setting up and running a VPS, and is a very good learning experience.
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Sadly, we are at capacity at the moment, but we're fixing that ASAP!
Nice for when it comes through
not sure why this was cold (when i looked). however it seems a good deal, i just wonder how they can offer it for free; heat added
I signed up earlier today, and can confirm that it does work as I've got a chunk running now. Hope you can sign up soon
You have to sign up with (one of) your facebook accounts, presumably they harvest stuff from that.
...This seems pretty cool. Why cold?
The details based on facebook is your name and email address, as far as i saw..

But the potential for this is great.

these servers are going to be based in Los Angeles, but you could use it to watch TV shows in the us for free on Hulu or something like that. so well worth the sign up on this one.

also can be used for a free anonymous surfing via proxy for your PC or mobile device (would be a bit slow, but would be worth it to be secure).

Hope that helps people out.
Hmm I get "An error occurred with ChunkHost. Please try later" any ideas why?
I guess they are busy processing signups at the moment. A friend's Chunk is still processing from several hours ago. Perhaps try tomorrow morning when the Americans are asleep It only took about 15 minutes when I signed up earlier today and it is running fine now.
Ok so i dont know what a virtual private server chunk would give me or any benefits etc ?
jaystan

Ok so i dont know what a virtual private server chunk would give me or … Ok so i dont know what a virtual private server chunk would give me or any benefits etc ?



ideal if you want a mail server and dont want to pay for a hosting package. you would nered to have a domain to use it and know how to set up and maintain server packages. Also good for things like team speak hosting
I guess with around 1gb-2gb of ram then could be used as a minecraft server?
gazah4

I guess with around 1gb-2gb of ram then could be used as a minecraft … I guess with around 1gb-2gb of ram then could be used as a minecraft server?



Was thinking the same... Might sign up, but not too keen on the Facebook thing though.
this is completely awesome im hosting a teamspeak server through this and it appears to be stable and the ping is around 170ms to the uk so not too bad
Got my VPS w00t!
Anyone else having trouble connecting?
STILL waiting.

Heat though, would live this to proxy + encrypt web traffic at work (maybe!).
can't find my account? that's weird....
Zoea

STILL waiting.Heat though, would live this to proxy + encrypt web traffic … STILL waiting.Heat though, would live this to proxy + encrypt web traffic at work (maybe!).

Yeah, me too. If this is an indication of their service than I'm not impressed. All I ever get is a status of "pending-machine", ever since I signed up.
It now seems like a complete waste of my time.
USELESS RUSBBISH! DOSE NT WORK
Finally got mine up!


root@*********:/# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1 3096336 692420 2246632 24% /
udev 47996 4 47992 1% /dev
tmpfs 22696 148 22548 1% /run
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
none 56732 0 56732 0% /run/shm
everytime i try to register with the facebook thing i get a message saying " a error occured with chunkhost please try again later"
everytime i try to register with the facebook thing i get a message saying " a error occured with chunkhost please try again later"
WOOHOOOOOOOOOO! 3 months of wait and finally got mine
yeah same here too, about time...
all i get is this error: Facebook returned an error: User not visible
I get error when i get to the facebook part. any help?
Signed up for my chunk on 26th Nov last year, recently got activated on 19th Feb. Three gigs with minimal Ubuntu install, one public IPv4 address, full root access, can re-image the system through their web interface. Took long enough but can finally say it's not a scam
Edited by: "lukeaw" 28th Feb 2013
Had mine since this post, only took a few weeks to activate. Been online pretty much since!
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