tremor's picture

Pwn9 Minecraft Down - likely until monday. More CloudAtCost shenanigans?

We recently moved our YASMP, and creative servers because we were having problems with them on their CloudAtCost Server, one that was purchased by Sage. The disk I/O blocking and poor performance of that server was so bad that Sage moved it to a server in his own house..   His words about CloudAtCost were matter of fact, as you can read below on our blogs. 

I then offered to shut down the Minecraft servers I was hosting on another CloudAtCost server so that they could host the YASMP servers..   "Mega" servers were still running on 1.7.10, so I saw this as the fastest way to update to 1.8.3, since YASMP was already on 1.8 and I haven't had the time to update mega. 

So we did the switch in the middle of this week and things seemed to go quite well.  Finally putting "Mega" to a little bit more use.. Pwn WON Mega from CloudAtCost in October 2014 (after 5 months of them promising that we would have it, also when we got it, it had 64GB RAM instead of the advertised 128GB RAM).  I asked about a contract for this server via CloudATCost Support, basically they said.. host Minecraft and say that CloudAtCost sponsored it. 

You'll see here on our website we have a CloudATCost logo and link.  In-game on servers hosted at mega, we had automessages and signage saying sponsored by CloudAtCost.  It is my concern hwoever that, CloudATCost may have pulled the plug on the server we won in light of Sage's comments. 

Being that this is the weekend I'm sure my several e-mails, support tickets and tweets will go unanswered...  if they have pulled the plug which I am assuming, because this server previously ran 6 months without so much as a hiccup or a lag spike, it ran NYCTO hardcore with 20GB allocated RAM a massive city world generated map and more mobs that you'll ever see..  for it to shut down now is very very very very coincidental.... I will withhold judgement... I've been a supporter of CloudAtCost on the whole, there have been issues but you get what you pay for (I own a paid for server from them myself)... I just really hope that there is a reasonable explanation for our server being unreachable right now...

tremor's picture

The Latest in Pwn9 News.

Just some updates and odds and ends in Pwn9 News for those who are interested.  First of all, our Minecraft Server "YASMP" has moved yet again, this time hopefully coming to a rest for a little while.  It is now on the server that was donated to us by  YASMP, Creative and eventually BattleZone will be hosted on here now on Minecraft 1.8.x replacing the previous servers on Minecraft 1.7.10 which included NyctoCraft Hardcore server..

Sage905's picture

Fed up with CloudAtCost

Hey folks,

CloudAtCost made things 10x worse for our Minecraft server by "migrating" it the other day.

I have temporarily (I hope) moved the server to a machine I have in my basement.  This machine is pretty beefy, but it's got a lot of jobs, so I can't be 100% certain that you won't experience any problems while playing.

That said, this machine has a REAL SSD, and an Intel Xeon E3-1220V3 Haswell 3.1GHz quad-core processor.  It should be able to outperform the "Big Dog" (Lame Dog?) server instance from CloudAtCost.

Please let me know by a comment in this thread if you encounter any issues.


Sage905's picture

Server being moved

Greetings all,

Sorry for the unscheduled downtime.  CloudAtCost is moving our server to a different cluster.  Hopefully, it's a server cluster, not a cluster-f...

They told me it would take 4-5 hours.  We're past the 5 hour point now, and it's still not done.  Things may be derped until tomorrow.

Again, sorry about that.



DreamPhreak's picture

YASMP Updates!

Hey everyone. There are lots of great ideas floating around for YASMP, and we've managed to get some done recently.

  • ADDED PLAYER SHOPS! Do /warp shop  and read the info on the walls. There will be books coming soon with more information.
  • ADDED PRECIOUS STONES! Vampiric Redstone, Lapis of Life, Snitch. You can silk touch the ore blocks for free and will only be charged if placing them down. No refunds, plan carefully!
  • Added PlayerHeads plugin to make heads drop at a slightly faster rate
  • Serversigns plugin is fixed, this is what we use to give the rewards like at the end of parkour challenges.
  • Spawn Shop will be temporarily closed while it's moved to the center tower at player shops area.

It's the weekend! Come online and join us! Rent out a player shop early to reserve your ideal shop location!

Small update, we decided to price the shops based on how far away they were from the center plot (the warp location)

The corners (green) will be $500 every 2 weeks. Blue is $750/2w. Yellow is $1000/2w. and Orange will stay the same at $1250/2w.  So now people with low money can still get a shop but not have the shortest route to players. Thanks Devils666 for the idea, thanks Ivy_ for helping complete it. Remember you can get to shops with "/warp shop"

supawiz6991's picture

Creative 1.8.X is LIVE!

Its Back!!! Creative has been updated for 1.8.x! All existing plots remain!


Up Next I'm working on Battlezone! We also have something else pretty cool on the way! Stay Tuned!

supawiz6991's picture

Happy Birthday DreamPhreak!

Hey Everyone! Today is DreamPhreak's Birthday! If you see him wish him a happy one!

supawiz6991's picture

Creative Under Maintenance!

Hi Everyone,

We are taking our Creative Server offline temporarily so it can be updated to 1.8. Hopefully this will be very quick but we will make sure to post an announcement when completed!'


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