Avi-Labs expands hosting offerings

Avi-Labs, the OpenSim hosting company affiliated with Alexandro Pomposelli’s AviWorlds grid, has been slowly but steadily expanding its suite of services.

Customers now include 4addiktion GridBaller Nation GridSinful Grid, and Loff Virtual Worlds.

Alexsandro Pomposelli

Alexsandro Pomposelli

“We are growing and I think it is time you consider placing us on your list,” said Pomposelli, referring to the fact that the company’s services have not, up until now, been listed in our OpenSim Hosting Providers list.

However, the company has been slow to create a professional hosting website or attract outside customers. In addition, the parent company, the AviWorlds grid, has a long track record of closing with no warning, and no explanation of when it will come back up again. This is inconvenient for users of what is primarily a social grid, but can be devastating for anyone running a commercial grid.

As a result, I have to warn customers that while they do get low prices, they need to be particularly careful to get regular backups of everything on the grid, including not just regions and user inventories but the entire database and server, and be ready to move to a backup provider if necessary.

(Image courtesy AviLabs.)

(Image courtesy AviLabs.)

A 12-region minigrid starts at $55 per month, and can also be configured as a 16-region variable-sized region.

A 40-region full grid starts at $150 per month.

Additional single regions of 15,000 prims are $5 a month, with bulk discounts available. For example, a ten-region package is $30 per month. Additional variable-sized regions area also available, with pricing ranging from $10 for a 45,000-prim two-by-two varregion to $50 a month for a ten-by-ten, 150,000-prim varregion.

Other services are also available, including money modules and custom viewers.

The company also offers hosting for ARK: Survival Evolved, at $25 per month for an island that can hold up to 20 players. Larger island sizes also available.

“You want your own island where you can get up to 200 friends all working with you in order to survive , hunt and attack other tribes that may invade your kingdom,” Pomposelli told Hypergrid Business.  “Well, we got the power server solutions for you. All mods installed and updated periodically for your maximum enjoyment into this new exciting concept of survival.”

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Maria Korolov

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7 Responses

  1. netinterprizes@yahoo.com' Alex Ferraris says:

    Thanks Maria for the article.
    Avi-Labs does provide back ups for all regions every 1 hour. Customers have asked for roll backs and back ups and we have supplied them with what they need. We are not automated but we are 1 on 1 with our customers in term of service and care.

  2. fonsecaloffpt@yahoo.com' Carlos Loff says:

    Im building Loff Virtual Worlds and it has been 2 months since start with great performance and no Bugs at all – Avilabs also provides great features for someone who does not want to engage on inworld economy, like zero value transactions and many great features that make it all easy and smooth

  3. da.tonyhayward@gmail.com' Da Hayward says:

    AviLabs / AviWorlds apparently has some past history. However we have been with Aviworlds for xclose on 6 months now and have no complaints about the service or quality of product. To be honest if asked iI would recommend AviLabs as an option to anyone.

  4. logan_hunter@live.com' Logan Hunter says:

    Congratulations Alex,. After many years of intrigues with some other grid owners; comes the recognition that AvIWorlds became a strong grid , stable and very good for the players entertainment. I as a player myself also thank Maria Korolov for this recognition and for the published article.

  5. iidripdiamonds@gmail.com' iidripdiamonds diamond says:

    I am Founder in owner of Baller Nation Grid. This grid has ben open a few months we are very new and stll have a way to go but alex and his team do the best to resolve issues as they may arise as soon as possible.I am happy with my grid and the service and I am excited to see the new updated features that will soon come.Thanks Alex and Avilabs and his tech team for all there hard work and customer service.

  6. netinterprizes@yahoo.com' Alex Ferraris says:

    This is one of the grids hosted by Avi-Labs. Baller Nation Grid. I am fully emerged in all the grids we host and I also help them market their grids by using our strong social media presence and also creating SYNERGY with the creators we have in AviWorlds. We do send creators to all the grids being hosted by Avi-Labs. We also help the grids get specially made and customized OARS for their VARS and regions.