Changes to NatVPS
This thread is being created for full transparency and to keep the community up to date with what we're working on.
As of today all UK NAT VPS' on the following nodes:
have been migrated to the Micronode panel.
Does this have any impact on my service?
All users have been migrated and access to the Micronode panel can be found under Additional Information from within the billing platform.
The panel provides the same basic functionality as SolusVM although the primary missing feature is bandwidth monitoring. This is something we are working on however as of right now servers will still be suspended on bandwidth overuse, we will attempt to inform users before their bandwidth gets close to running out.
Everyone will be given the chance to move to a node with unmetered bandwidth if this is a concern although most users never get close to their bandwidth cap.
Why do migrated hosts show under legacy devices?
We consider these nodes our legacy nodes down to the age of them, low specifications and the fact that they were provisioned on SolusVM which we have now moved away from. There are no immediate plans to retire these nodes although they will not last forever and we can only support them for so long. When the time does come to retire these we will give notice of migrations approximately one month before the migration date.
Migrated hosts are also on separate user accounts with a prepend of legacy_ this was to make the migration as smooth and easy as possible, if you have an existing micronode account and would like the accounts merged please open a ticket.
Does the HTTP proxy still exist on legacy nodes?
Why have we migrated away from SolusVM?
Micronode was created for us to sell physical servers, we invested a lot of time and effort into the panel and we immediately faced issues, the Raspberry Pi's and other low end boxes are almost impossible to get currently and have been for over a year - We will come back to this however the panel was almost dormant during this time.
We invested a lot of money into building a panel in house and it was built to support KVM, OpenVZ, LXC and Physical hardware from the start. Recently we started offering NATVPS services through the Micronode panel to great success followed more recently by Instances.
So to get to the point:
SolusVM was costing us for two reasons, the management overhead of two panels and the monthly (and yearly) costs associated with SolusVM.
For transparency SolusVM costs us £600 per year plus the cost of the SolusVM WHMCS module which is an extra £150 per year - This is money that we would rather invest in additional locations and in additions and improvements to Micronode.
I hope everyone can accept this decision and that it doesn't cause too much drama, we're doing this for the right reasons and the prices of our deals will continue to be as competitive as possible.
This is not a support thread, if you cannot access the micronode panel please open a ticket.
I will add this is not a decision we took lightly.
- Would you be interested in using the micronode control panel to offer services?38 votes
- Would you be interested in using the micronode control panel if it was hosted as a SaaS platform?  2.63%
- Would you be interested in self hosting micronode?50.00%
- Would you be interested if it cost? 1 per node per month?15.79%
- Would you be interested if it cost £50 per year for unlimited nodes?15.79%
- I'd rather use Solus/virtualizor/some other panel15.79%