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2HOST – $5.21 Xen VPS with 256MB

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 27, 2010 @ 1:47 am, by LowEndAdmin

2HOST Via this WHT offer. Here is another new offer from 2HOST. Disclaimer — I am currently hosting LowEndBox.com on one of their VPS in St. Louis. Another things to note — their offer seems to get worse and worse over time. Still great deal for a Xen VPS, but long gone was the day that you can get 512MB Xen for 5 bucks/month. Instead, for $5.21/month you can get the following package:

  • 256MB memory/512MB swap
  • 15GB storage on RAID10
  • 1,000GB/month data transfer
  • 2 CPU core2
  • Xen/SolusVM

Order it on this link. Servers are in Asheville NC. Tom from 2HOSt wrote to me saying that they have just set up 15 new nodes and want to load them up. Here is a promo code to get 75% off 1st month — L0W3ND2H0ST. Sorry the discount is not recurring.

29 Comments

  1. Mudel:

    I guess they finally realized that a $5 512MB VPS isn’t financially feasible (for Xen at least). Especially with Netriplex hiking their power prices.

    May 27, 2010 @ 3:51 am | Reply
  2. I just signed up for 2Host, VPS setup was instant.

    May 27, 2010 @ 5:19 am | Reply
  3. annas:

    great, instant setup!

    May 27, 2010 @ 6:04 am | Reply
  4. I had one of those 5$/month VPS. It worked really well, until the moment they shut it down due to non-payment. Somehow they deactivated the automatic paypal subscription and I wasn’t aware of that… The deleted my VPS with all the website in there, leaving me with empty hands, and no change to get the VPS back at the same rate…

    Please be aware of this paypal thing. Besides that no complaints. Support was fast and efficient. I guess that a 5$ VPS is not profitable enough for a company.

    May 27, 2010 @ 9:36 am | Reply
  5. @ricardo — I don’t think you can do PayPal subscription now with 2HOST.

    May 27, 2010 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  6. Sandro:

    I thought the special lowendbox 10% off recurring discount was permanent

    May 27, 2010 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  7. G519:

    2Host still doesnt allow personal-use openvpn?

    May 27, 2010 @ 11:22 am | Reply
  8. Support was fast. i just upgrade my vps to c class vps package 10$ per month. using kloxo control panel. anyone know about price of control panel they offering becoz i cant see any addon items right now.

    May 27, 2010 @ 11:31 am | Reply
  9. I canceled my 2Host account when they tried to charge me a late fee… I was on holiday, and forgot that they “didn’t do” paypal subscriptions. Ah well.

    May 27, 2010 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
  10. Mudel:

    How fast are you guys finding support (ie average response time)? I saw some threads complaining about their support speed on WHT so I’m curious if they’ve improved.

    May 27, 2010 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
  11. Priyavadan:

    just ordered the class C Xen VPS, instant setup…

    May 27, 2010 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
  12. There response took min 5 hours.

    May 28, 2010 @ 1:43 pm | Reply
  13. Mudel:

    Looks like they don’t offer monthly term anymore — they don’t even offer quarterly or semi annual.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=952281

    Seems kindy sketchy to me? Personally, I’m not crazy about paying someone for a year of service.

    May 31, 2010 @ 3:09 am | Reply
  14. Mudel:

    Looks like they only offer annual/biannual payment now… Does that strike anyone else as a little fishy?

    Even if they’ll be around that long, being locked in for 12 months makes me uncomfortable.

    May 31, 2010 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  15. Doh that’s no good. I probably won’t do 12 months myself. Not because the provider might potentially do a runner, but my need might change before the contract is up.

    May 31, 2010 @ 8:17 am | Reply
  16. Sandro:

    totally worse plans!

    May 31, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
  17. Hello,

    Monthly billing cycle is available on all VPS plans now.

    Thank you

    May 31, 2010 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  18. Kanga:

    I have been with 2Host on the $5 plan’s in 12 months or so I have had zero issues and massive uptime on my servers. It’s cheap and a very good VPS.

    June 1, 2010 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  19. Adam:

    Yes, until now they didn’t respond me more than 5 hours. I try to order and make any submit ticket before payment. :(

    June 1, 2010 @ 3:47 am | Reply
  20. Miernik:

    I just bought a VPS at 2host, and the bandwidth is terrible:

    giewont:~# wget http://ftp.debian.org/pool/main/l/linux-2.6/linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-13_amd64.deb
    --2010-06-01 10:59:53--  http://ftp.debian.org/pool/main/l/linux-2.6/linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-13_amd64.deb
    Resolving ftp.debian.org... 130.89.149.226, 2001:610:1908:a000::149:226
    Connecting to ftp.debian.org|130.89.149.226|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 28261390 (27M) [application/x-debian-package]
    Saving to: `linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-13_amd64.deb'
    
    100%[===========================================================================================================================================================>] 28,261,390  80.4K/s   in 5m 47s
    
    2010-06-01 11:05:40 (79.5 KB/s) - `linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-13_amd64.deb' saved [28261390/28261390]
    
    giewont:~#
    
    giewont:~# traceroute 130.89.149.226
    traceroute to 130.89.149.226 (130.89.149.226), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  216.59.3.1 (216.59.3.1)  0.544 ms  0.560 ms  0.616 ms
     2  66.219.27.13 (66.219.27.13)  0.370 ms  0.386 ms  0.419 ms
     3  tengig4-4.abn01.uberbw.com (209.107.197.209)  14.689 ms  14.691 ms  14.688 ms
     4  tengigabitethernet7-4.ar4.dca3.gblx.net (64.215.181.61)  14.786 ms  14.768 ms  14.806 ms
     5  po1-20g.ar5.dca3.gblx.net (67.16.132.142)  14.681 ms  14.666 ms  14.715 ms
     6  xe-5-2-0.was12.ip4.tinet.net (213.200.84.121)  14.597 ms  14.583 ms  14.561 ms
     7  xe-1-0-0.ams10.ip4.tinet.net (89.149.183.122)  97.640 ms  97.659 ms  97.645 ms
     8  surfnet-gw.ip4.tinet.net (77.67.72.110)  114.129 ms  113.036 ms  113.025 ms
     9  ae1.500.jnr01.asd001a.surf.net (145.145.80.70)  113.057 ms  115.938 ms  115.920 ms
    10  utwente-router.customer.surf.net (145.145.4.2)  111.857 ms  111.897 ms  112.011 ms
    11  kassia3.snt.utwente.nl (130.89.149.226)  115.694 ms  115.698 ms  115.683 ms
    giewont:~#
    
    June 1, 2010 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
  21. Adam:

    More than 30 hours, my ticket was not answered, when I make a new registration and will pay the VPS when they reply my ticket. In fact, no one who lived on their site. This is not a Sunday or holiday. Forget them. Be careful. If you do not believe I will provide the information that I sent a ticket. Too bad.

    June 2, 2010 @ 3:18 am | Reply
  22. innya:

    I think it was 3 days holidays weekend for US and UK. That is my guess, I don’t have any account with them.

    June 2, 2010 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
  23. @ Miernik

    From my experience USA to europe is always bad, Unless your using Level 3

    June 2, 2010 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
  24. Mudel:

    @ Tom – Cool. I’m always buying service for 1 month just to test out providers, heh :) Usually just do like backup files and stuff though since I have my own colo’d equipment

    June 3, 2010 @ 5:03 am | Reply
  25. Anonymous:

    The order page now says $5.99/mo and $59.99/yr ($4.99/mo). This is in direct contrast to what’s posted here, and on WHT. Would 2HOST care to comment?

    June 3, 2010 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
  26. Mudel:

    @ Anonymous – They seem to change their pricing pretty often. No idea why.

    June 3, 2010 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
  27. earl:

    I was going to give these guys a try cause Lowendbox seems pretty fast on their servers. Initially they were sold out, and when it was available.. it seems every time I refreshed the order page the price would increase. So i decided to just not bother!

    June 4, 2010 @ 12:51 am | Reply
  28. Andrew:

    I’d avoid these guys. I canceled my account with them (poor service – they never answered tickets or emails), but they simply won’t do it. And they still show me as owing money for another billing cycle when I canceled and received a confirmation during the first cycle.

    June 17, 2010 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
  29. DO NOT take on these guys, they are incompetent and untrustworthy.
    their network is terrible. 100K/s to maximum 300K/s which means 1-2mbps
    Support is terrible too, they have no clue about anything. their answers are just so out of idea. and it seems automated.

    in my tickets about network issue they said

    “This issue has been forwarded to Netriplex for further research.”

    Well, it’s been a week. they dont care at all about the customer.

    October 11, 2010 @ 4:14 am | Reply

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