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BoltVM – 1 Year Anniversary – $2.25/month 1GB OpenVZ and more in Piscataway and LA

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: August 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Jonathan Tan

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Steven, from BoltVM, has sent in an offer to celebrate their first year anniversary with the LowEndBox community. They included both SSD and SSD-cached solutions. SSD-Cached offers are located both in New Jersey and Los Angeles while SSD offers are only available in New Jersey. They are now using Virtualizor instead of SolusVM from their previous offer.

Thunder 1024

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 100GB RAID10 HDD space
  • SSD-cached
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/Virtualizor
  • $2.25/month or $20/year
  • Order here (NJ)
  • Order here (CA)
Lightning 1024

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 50GB RAID10 SDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/Virtualizor
  • $2.25/month or $20/year
  • Order here (NJ)

More offers inside!

BoltVM is a budget oriented OpenVZ VPS provider. They were launched on August 5th, 2014 as a subsidiary of DediCube LLC – a registered company Wyoming, USA. Steven told us that BoltVM has US-based support technicians and provide 24×7 emergency support. Their last offer gathered many positive comments. We highly encourage our readers to share their thoughts on the comments section below.

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WebSound – £12/year 512MB KVM and more in Las Vegas, USA

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 30, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Jonathan Tan

WebSound

Callum, from WebSound, is back with another set of offers for the LowEndBox community. They were first featured about 3 months ago, and they are back with another exclusive promotion. This time they are offering double RAM and a 20% discount from their regular plans. A limited storage offer is also included.

Similar to their first feature, all plans utilize KVM virtualization and are located at the FiberHub datacenter in Las Vegas, USA. This location includes free DDoS Protection of up to 10Gbps/2Mpps on all packages as standard.

Host nodes for this offer has minimum specification of Dual Intel E5-2620v2 Processors, 128GB RAM and 4 x 4TB HDD Drives in hardware RAID 10 with write cache and BBU. Since the location is in Las Vegas, the latency should be good for many Asian countries.

256MB KVM

  • 256MB RAM (512MB RAM with promotional code)
  • 256MB SWAP
  • 1x CPU Core
  • 10GB RAID 10 HDD space
  • 1TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: LEBDR07
  • £12.00/year (~$18.66)
  • Order here
512MB KVM

  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM with promotional code)
  • 512MB SWAP
  • 2x CPU Core
  • 20GB RAID 10 HDD space
  • 2TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: LEBDR07
  • £2.50/month (~$3.11)
  • Order here
1GB KVM

  • 1GB RAM (2GB RAM with promotional code)
  • 512MB SWAP
  • 2x CPU Core
  • 40GB RAID 10 HDD space
  • 3TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: LEBDR07
  • £4.00/month (~$6.22)
  • Order here

Storage Offer

  • 512MB RAM
  • 256MB SWAP
  • 2x CPU Core
  • 100GB RAID 10 HDD space
  • 3TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • £18.00/year (~$27.99)
  • Order here

WebSound has been operating since September 2013, catering mainly for the Gaming industry, while also offering other services such as Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Domain Names and Voice Services. They have recently expanded to offer VPS solutions to their clients. WebSound is registered as a sole trader in the UK, so they don’t have a company number. however, they are registered under the EU VAT MOSS scheme (GB 203 0289 55). Their domain was created last 2012 and their WHOIS information is public. Feedback seems to tell that ticket responses are fast. We would love to hear more comments from readers who tried their service.
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skdedicated – €30/month X3330/8GB/2x250GB Dell R200 in Rotterdam

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

skdedicated com 2015-07-28 06-22-39Sander, from skdedicated, has sent in another offer for LowEndBox readers. We last featured them over two years ago, so it’s good to see they’re still here!

The offer

  • Dell R200
  • Intel Xeon Quadcore X3330
  • 8GB RAM
  • 2x 250GB HDD
  • 15TB transfer
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • No IPv6
  • Dedicated
  • €30/month ($33.34)
  • Order here

VAT may be added depending on where you are located!

This dedicated server is located in the SmartDC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. There’s more LowEnd hosts using this DC and it’s proven it’s stability over the years. As I mentioned before, skdedicated has been around a while, though in the past they had VPS offerings. They still offer VPS right now, though there’s currently no special for LowEndBox. All dedicated servers may be managed to some extent via their website, meaning you can reinstall and reboot them, as well and view bandwidth stats, set RDNS, and more. If you pick up this server, please let us know how it’s going!

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BoneVM – $4/month 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Portland, Oregon

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

bonevm com 2015-07-25 13-56-37Peter, from BoneVM, has sent me their first ever offer for LowEndBox. I haven’t seen too many offers from Portland yet, so to those living up in the north-west of the USA may find this interesting, as will those in Asia.

The offer

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB SSD space
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • No IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LEB4
  • $4/month
  • Order here

BoneVM is a registered company in the state of Oregon, registration number 979646-97. Their WHOIS is not public, but given the fact that they’re a registered company that doesn’t really matter that much. BoneVM started in 2013 and uses servers with SSDs in RAID10 in order to make this a speedy piece of work. They focus on building a relationship with their customer rather than shaving off bucks until there’s nothing left at the end of the month, which is an good thing. So, if you become a customer of BoneVM as a result of this offer or if you already are one, please share your experiences with us in the comments!

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VPS Provider Customer Support Review

We review some of the active hosts in the LowEndBox and LowEndTalk community. We all know that LEB hosts mostly provide unmanaged service – this means that support is minimal. But for a dirt cheap price, it is very interesting to know how far they will go. Hopefully our readers will understand better the industry with this review post.

The idea started when I was trying to sign up with a specific host. I was surprised that MaxMind thought that I have a Japanese IP address, when it’s clearly not the case. Most databases correctly identified me as coming from Manila. The result was that I got flagged as fraud. Rather than being frustrated, I came up with the idea of having an experiment with several host – to test which will listen to my reasoning and let me through. I added other questions as well to test if they will help me setup my machine, even when the service I bought is unmanaged. I also tried to make my grammar difficult to understand, to test their patience with their clients.

Below are some of the host that impressed me with their ticket response. I have other host who handled me great too, but did not want me to publish my experience with them.

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LeaseWeb – KVM starting at $2.97 for 1GB in NL, Germany, or USA

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: July 19, 2015 @ 1:41 pm, by Maarten Kossen

leaseweb com 2015-07-19 15-38-00Tristan, from LeaseWeb, has shared their current 40% off promotion with us. This gives you a great saving on their KVM offering.

Virtual Server S

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 40GB SAN storage
  • 4TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Custom
  • Coupon: SAVE40
  • $2.97/month
  • Order here
Virtual Server M

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 60GB SAN storage
  • 6TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Custom
  • Coupon: SAVE40
  • $5.97/month
  • Order here

The price may vary based on where you are located; in the Eurozone the prices is in euros. VAT may be added depending on your situation.

Good to know: I went to the order process myself and you will get a phone call to verify your order. I was called within 10 minutes. They verify your street address, e-mail address, and ask you whether it’s a server for private or business purposes.

LeaseWeb is an Amsterdam-based hosting company that has been operating since 1997. They’re part of the bigger OCOM Group, which also owns evoSwitch and several other companies. Their office is real (I drive past it quite frequently) and they’re quite a sizable operation at that. The storage with these machines is on a SAN and is on a RAID10 array. Transfer was increased heavily lately, with the cheapest server going from 500GB to 4TB! This change is permanent and not limited to this promotion. If you get a server for a longer period you also get discount, which stacks up meaning you can get these servers even cheaper if you pay for a longer term. As always, we’re very interested to hear how you guys experience this offers, so feel free to comment!

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HolderHost – OpenVZ in Pennsylvania starting at $6.50/quarter for 1GB

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

holderhost_Web_Hosting_-_2014-12-24_15.38.21Sam, from HolderHost, has sent in these offers located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA!

Plan 1

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6.50/quarter
  • Order here
Plan 2

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 3TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $9.50/quarter
  • Order here
Plan 3

  • 4GB RAM
  • 4GB vSwap
  • 6 CPU cores
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 4TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $16/quarter
  • Order here

We know HolderHost for a bit now, having featured them twice before. This time they’ve beefed up the resources a bit compared to last time but use VolumeDrive as a DC. While that isn’t necessarily bad, they aren’t known for their great quality but rather for their focus on price and resources. That doesn’t mean these offers cannot be great; they just won’t be a replacement for high-availability infrastructure. Host nodes have dual Intel Xeon X5650 CPUs, 4x 1TB HDD in hardware RAID10, 48GB of RAM, and a 1Gbps uplink. Not the worst host node in the world ;-) In any case, should you decide to pick up one of these offers be sure to let it know how it’s going!

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Hostodo – OVZ Resource Pool in LA and Miami – From $4/month for 1GB and 4x IPv4

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

hostodo com 2015-03-10 06-15-20Hassan, from Hostodo, is back with two new offers in both Los Angeles and Miami. These offers include quite some IP addresses, both IPv4 and IPv6!

CLOUD-VZ-1000

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 4 vCPU cores
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 4x IPv4
  • 16x /112 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: LowEndIPs2G
  • $4/month
  • Order here
CLOUD-VZ-2000

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 75GB HDD space
  • 4 vCPU cores
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 5x IPv4
  • 16x /112 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: LEBCLOUD
  • $5/month
  • Order here

Please be aware that these are “cloud offers” or better said: resource pools. You can create VPS out of this pool. Your only limit is the number of IPs. VPS may be made in both locations. Hostodo have been featured two times before and the responses to their last offer were predominantly positive. They are a registered company in the United States as Odo Services LLC (see here for more information). Host nodes have an Intel 2-1240v3 CPU with hard drives in RAID10 back up by an LSI 9271 RAID card with Cachevault. While they initially started with just Los Angeles as a location, they have recently expanded to Miami which makes these guys more interesting to those located in the EU. If you give this offer a shot, please let us know how it’s going!

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Zappie Host – New Zealand VPS offers starting at $2.25/month for a 512MB OpenVZ

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

zappiehost com 2015-04-15 15-40-52Adam, from Zappie Host, wrote us to share this offer for a VPS in Auckland, New Zealand! Needless to say this is a pretty rare place when it comes to hosting in general, but even more so within the LowEnd price range!

NZ Starter

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU core
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 100GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6 on request
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • Coupon: H05RLJUU36
  • $2.25/month
  • Order here
NZ Medium

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 200GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6 on request
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • Coupon: H05RLJUU36
  • $3.50/month
  • Order here
NZ Advanced

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 400GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6 on request
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • Coupon: H05RLJUU36
  • $6.50/month
  • Order here

Zappie Host LTD is a registered company in the UK under registration number 09481676 and were founded earlier this year. They initially launched with a Canadian location and have now added New Zealand to that. The coupon code ‘H05RLJUU36‘ applies to both New Zealand and Canada-based offers, though only the former have been listed. Zappie Host is represented by a small team who run their own network (AS61138) and are both ARIN and RIPE members. In Canada OVH’s network is being used, whereas their own infrastructure is being used in New Zealand. If you’re not that interested in the 50% discount you can use the coupon ‘FREE-SHIRT‘ to get a free Zappie Host T-Shirt!

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Domain Host SSL – $1.20/month 128MB OpenVZ and more in four locations

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: July 11, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

cheapdomainnamesdot com 2015-07-10 07-54-44Erez, from Domain Host SSL, has sent in some new offers to LowEndBox. These offers are available in a variety of locations.

128MB Plan

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 2x vCPU
  • 4GB SSD space
  • 250GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 5x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Atlanta
  • $1.20/month
  • $9.90/year
  • Order here
256MB Plan

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 2x vCPU
  • 10GB SSD space
  • 350GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 5x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • NYC, LA, Atlanta
  • $1.90/month
  • $12.90/year
  • Order here
512MB Plan

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 4x vCPU
  • 4GB SSD space
  • 250GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 20x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • All locations
  • $2.50/month
  • $19/year
  • Order here

Domain Host SSL is not the only interesting part about this business, because their domain name is my.cheapdomainnamesdot.com. I guess SEO may have driven the choice of these names. In any case, their WHOIS information is public and the address ends up at a residential lot in Key West. They have been featured several times in 2011 and 2012, but not since. Host node composition may vary per location, though I’ve been told that all locations have at least RAID1. NYC (yes, the actual city, not Buffalo) and Montreal feature IPv6, the other locations (with QuickPacket) don’t seem to. If you give these guys a shot, we’d love to year from you!

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