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2HOST – $59.88/Year 512MB Xen VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 18, 2010 @ 12:28 am, by LowEndAdmin

2HOST As I have stated in my 2009 best experience post, 2HOST was a surprising winner from their previous 5 bucks Xen offer. They have now advertised their new specials on WHT again — a similar package for 1 cent less at $4.99/month as it has been pointed out that it’s $59.88/Year when you go to the package page, which works out to be $4.99/month. You get

  • 512MB memory/1024MB swap
  • 5GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

My previous VPS with them was in St. Louis MO so I assume their new packages are in the same location as well. Their disk space is a bit lacking but I guess it’s due to the use of 15k RPM SAS drives.

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11 Comments

  1. The special offer is only available in Asheville.

    February 18, 2010 @ 5:42 am | Reply
  2. Nnyan:

    Very nice deal but I NEVER pay for hosting a year in advance (which you need to do in order to get that price).

    February 18, 2010 @ 6:45 am | Reply
  3. @Nnyan — thanks. I did not click through to find out the payment terms. Post amended.

    February 18, 2010 @ 6:58 am | Reply
  4. John:

    Ordered 24 hours ago, still waiting…

    February 20, 2010 @ 2:20 am | Reply
  5. Hi John,

    I have looked up your order, it was already provisioned on the 18th.

    Please check the client area or inbox/spamfolder.

    Thanks.

    February 20, 2010 @ 9:03 am | Reply
  6. Marcus:

    @Tom any idea how much guaranteed CPU comes with this package?

    February 23, 2010 @ 2:48 am | Reply
  7. John:

    My first impressions

    Pros: fast server, fast network, relatively small templates
    Cons: Connection to SolusVM is unencrypted, support tickets are left unanswered for more than 48 hours (I have lodged two simple questions/tasks (1) SSL-encrypted connection to SolusVM, (2) rDNS for my IP), lack of several important modules — running APF firewall is impossible.

    February 24, 2010 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  8. Johan:

    John,

    You can find a solution for your problems on the form:

    http://forums.2host.com/forumdisplay.php?9-Technical-discussions

    February 24, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  9. Johan:

    I also believe that the specifications are out of date.

    They state the following on the ORDER page:

    #0 512MB XEN VPS Special – 24/7 INSTANT ACTIVATION
    512MB Dedicated RAM
    5,000MB Dedicated HDD
    VPS Management Panel
    1,000GB Bandwidth

    They seem to have doubled the Traffic.

    February 24, 2010 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
  10. John:

    Thanks, Johan. SSL-encrypted SolusVM has been enabled. Also, APF is possible after some minor changes.

    February 25, 2010 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  11. Benjy:

    2HOST have also added more disk space to their packages (5GB -> 8GB) with reference to:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=929169

    February 25, 2010 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

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