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2Host – $7/Month 512MB Unmetered Xen VPS in San Jose, California

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: June 25, 2013 @ 9:09 am, by Liam

Tim, from 2HOST, has sent in this exclusive unmetered offer for LowEndBox readers. Servers are located at the CoreSite datacenter in San Jose, California.

A3 XEN Enterprise (512MB)

  • 512MB RAM
  • 50GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • Equal CPU share
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Xen/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LEBCHEAP
  • $7/Month | Order now

2Host have been featured on LEB quite a few times since 2009. As a company, they’ve been around for the last 8 years. They’re using Intel Xeon QuadCore CPUs, with at least 32GB Fully-Buffered RAM and 6x 450GB SAS 15k RPM in RAID10. IPv6 Addresses are free on request. Once ordered, these Self Managed servers will be instantly set up. The coupon code will give you a $2.49/month discount, bringing the plan from $9.49 to $7. If you’re a customer, or purchase on of these, do leave a review below about your experience.

2Host currently only accept payments via Paypal. All payments are final, no refunds are offered. CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo and Ubuntu are all available. Additional IPv4 addresses are $2 each. VPN/Proxies and Tor are all allowed. Adult content and IRC are not allowed. For more information, take a look at their AUP/TOS.

Network Information:

Servers are located in San Jose, California.

Test IPv4: 178.18.19.88
Test File: http://178.18.19.88/1000mb.bin

52 Comments

  1. No Debian 7?

    June 25, 2013 @ 10:40 am | Reply
    • Tim:

      Hello Asim,

      Debian 7 is available within the control panel after ordering.

      Thank you

      June 25, 2013 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
  2. Surge:

    Test download doesn’t work.

    June 25, 2013 @ 10:41 am | Reply
    • Tim:

      Should be working now.

      Thank you

      June 25, 2013 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  3. Surge:

    After ordering bw limit is 4.9TB which is great for the price, but not quite unmetered.

    June 25, 2013 @ 10:52 am | Reply
  4. Mohammed:

    Xen PV?

    June 25, 2013 @ 10:55 am | Reply
    • Tim:

      Hello Mohammed,

      Correct. These VPSs are XEN PV based.

      Thank you

      June 25, 2013 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  5. Tom:

    How much did they pay to get featured? One of the the worst hosts of all time is right here fellas.

    BEFORE BUYING READ PREVIOUS COMMENTS!

    June 25, 2013 @ 11:13 am | Reply
    • Tim:

      Tom,

      Thank you for your reply. If you had any bad experience for some reason, I would gladly invite you to try our services again. Please contact support and refer to this offer and we will take care of your requirements.

      Thank you

      June 25, 2013 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  6. w00ds:

    when will you fix network speeds? they are pretty bad. using freevps.us/bench.sh it takes almost hour + to finish the downloads test.

    June 25, 2013 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
    • Tim:

      Hello,

      Please create a support ticket so we can take a look.

      We actually use one of the best premium bandwidth for our network, you should not experience any network issues/restrictions.

      Thank you

      June 25, 2013 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  7. I don’t often post anything negative about other hosts, these guys are actually one of the reasons I started in this business, so I suppose I should thank them to some degree however the reason was that they were so damn bad I knew the market still had room for someone willing to do better.

    The bandwidth is horrible, they used to offer 10TB I got capped after about 200GB down to 5mbit without any notification, the support was none existent, half the templates did not work at all, they would be offline for periods for 48 hours without any update or communication, seriously they don’t deserve any business.

    If anyone can show a prolonged period of excellent service and support I will completely retract this statement as it was a few years ago, my situation with them was by no means unique.

    June 25, 2013 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
    • Tim:

      Anthony,

      I would happily do anything to change your perspective and I am really sorry for your experience with us in the past.

      Since a few years, we have dramatically improved our network and hardware with the focus on quality and performance.

      If there is anything I can do for you to review your experience, please email me.

      Thank you

      June 25, 2013 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
      • anybody:

        As usual, no answer to the ticket, probably sitting there for about a month, as did before.
        Old habit never goes away, isn’t it?

        June 25, 2013 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
        • Tim:

          Can you please confirm ticket id?

          June 25, 2013 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
    • This company took money from my paypal account.. Without authorization.. They refuse to put the money back.. They refuse to reply to my requests.. The performance of their 128MB VPS is deplorable.. No wonder they no longer try to promote themselves via this forum. Read the comments folks.. and take note.. If your purchase from them still.. well.. you can’t say that you weren’t warned!

      April 7, 2015 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
  8. renzy:

    im interest but worry disappoint twice like before with your service in the past….

    June 25, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
    • Tim:

      Hello,

      Our large customer community can’t be wrong :)

      Thank you

      June 25, 2013 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
  9. David:

    Was there in 2011, was happy about speed. We will see how’s goin in 2013. Just ordered. :-)

    June 25, 2013 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
    • David:

      1. They accept only PayPal. It’s ok, but could be more gateways.
      2. Activation is really instant, just few second after payment.
      3. During order I’ve choosed Debian 6, but Centos was installed by default. So I need to reinstall in SolusVM.
      4. Don’t see the TUN/TAP on SolusVM.
      3. Got the 30 GB instead 50 GB, so I’ve opened the ticket, we’ll see how fast they’re responding.

      PS. They responded in exactly minutes, after increasing was done. Pretty nice.

      June 25, 2013 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
      • David:

        TUN/TAP is enabled by default.

        June 25, 2013 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
        • David:

          After testing – I’m happy. Network is stable and it looks I have around 100 mbit to Europe and around 500 mbit to USA servers. Server is XEN based, so works stable. Installed Debian32 + NX + Gnome and works flawless. I can recommened 2host.

          June 26, 2013 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
        • some freevps.us bencmarc please :)

          June 27, 2013 @ 5:33 am | Reply
        • David:

          Sure, just gimme the direct link to benchmark app/script.

          June 27, 2013 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  10. San Jose, California.This location is well for china.

    June 25, 2013 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
    • Tim:

      Hello,

      That is correct. We have a large base of Asian clients in our San Jose location :).

      Mostly use the servers for VPN connectivity.

      Thank you

      June 28, 2013 @ 8:30 am | Reply
  11. steven:

    Seems like your phone doesn’t work:

    (+31) 06-57441211

    June 30, 2013 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  12. steven:

    Also, activation doesn’t seem to be instant for the $25/y plan:

    Ticket #381152 opened for activation request.

    Thanks.

    June 30, 2013 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
    • Tim:

      Just found that your ticket was replied to and solved within 4 minutes. If you still need anything, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

      July 3, 2013 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
  13. Chris:

    I’ve been running a 225 slot Teamspeak 3 server for almost a week now and haven’t had any issues. Here’s my experience so far:

    Within two minutes of signing up, I received several e-mails with various login and payment information. Even though I chose Debian 6 as my OS, CentOS 6.3 was installed by default. This wasn’t really an issue, as I are am able to change the OS on the fly through the VM control panel. As someone else has mentioned, my available hard drive space was also showing “30GB” and my available bandwidth was listed as “4.88TB”. I sent a support ticket in on ‘low’ importance and it was still answered within two hours in the middle of the night. My hard drive space was immediately set to 50GB and the support rep explained that they do not charge for going over the listed available bandwidth. Not that I have a chance of using anywhere near 4.88TB in a month, but I feel better knowing that it is truly unmetered and that’s one less thing to worry about.

    This is the first time I’ve gone with 2Host for a VPS, and so far I’ve had a good experience.

    July 2, 2013 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
    • Tim:

      Thank you for your review Chris!

      July 3, 2013 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  14. Ken:

    Signup process was quick and effortless. Support has been professional with GREAT response time. Only initial issue I had was related to IPv6 which was assigned quickly, but apparently the host is incapable of routing correctly. It’s been two weeks and I guess it won’t be working in the near future?

    VPS performance has been good and availability the first week was great … apparently until the host filled up? This last week has been plagued with downtime, starting with 15-45min outages then a couple big 3-4 hours of downtime. Last night my VPS was down for 8 hours.

    My requirements are low. I’m only running secondary DNS (PowerDNS/MySQL) for ~50 domains. But availability would be nice.

    July 12, 2013 @ 5:50 pm | Reply
    • Ken:

      Another 4 hours and 15 minutes of downtime the night after my original post. That ends the week with ~20 hrs of unavailability. How do I determine downtime? The server was confirmed down at the service level using SNMP, and even worse, the local VPS’s sar (sysstat) service stopped writing to disk until a “LINUX RESTART” was detected. My system is virtually idle, here’s a current snapshot of load:


      CPU %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle
      all 0.05 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.21 99.71

      July 15, 2013 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
      • Tim:

        Hello Ken,

        I am sorry for the trouble you have experienced on the particular node you were hosted on.

        We have been migrating clients to a new better and faster node due to this. Please let me know if I can move you to the new node.

        We appreciate your business with us.

        Thank you

        July 28, 2013 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  15. Sysadmin7:

    Appallingly bad service, extremely buggy VM which summarily crashed after first reboot. Support staff were atrocious and attempted to blame me for everything and were clearly inept. DO NOT USE THIS HOSTING PROVIDER THEY ARE A RIPOFF.

    July 28, 2013 @ 4:12 am | Reply
  16. perennate:

    The “5 TB doesn’t apply” isn’t accurate. Your VPS will be suspended after you exceed 5 TB and you’ll have to contact support to reset the bandwidth. They’ll probably do it, but only after it’s suspended for a while.

    September 13, 2013 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      Obviously still great for such a low price though!

      September 13, 2013 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  17. Joe:

    Been using a 512 for about a month. Bandwidth is excellent and I got 50GB storage space. Only problem with the Ubuntu template is the language files were ripped out to save space and they needed to be reinstalled. Never had a problem getting a response from support. Would recommend to others.

    October 27, 2013 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
  18. Been using 2Host since May (for hatnote.com). Bandwidth and uptime were mostly great. Then:

    * Machine started getting laggy, even though the datacenter is just a few blocks from my house.
    * Increasingly frequent, unannounced machine reboots
    * Randomly lose network access
    * Tickets are met with silence and victim-blame (the only non-boilerplate response I got chided me for opening a second ticket as to why the phone number didn’t work)
    * No answer on the phones

    November 7, 2013 @ 6:44 am | Reply
  19. Harry:

    Most of the time it’s ok. However, today I have faced 8 hours of downtime for network problem.

    November 13, 2013 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  20. Andy:

    I just ordered their larger plan and it doesn’t appear to be an “instant setup”. Unless I am missing something. I ordered, paid via PayPal, and a day later the service is “pending”. I’ll see how it goes after getting setup. But I had to mention because there was a project I needed a VPS for and I was specifically looking for one in San Jose, CA and that could be setup instantly (so I could use it over the weekend and not have to wait for a live person to push a button).

    December 8, 2013 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
    • Andy:

      My VPS was finally setup today… nearly 9 days after ordering. Hardly “instant activation”… Anyways, I will finally setup my project and see how it goes.

      December 16, 2013 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
  21. Wh33t:

    Just ordered their 1gb Xen plan.

    Literally in seconds after my payment went through I received a bunch of emails and apparently my server is ready for me to use. That is a very nice breath of fresh air in the VPS hosting world. I have tried about 10 different VPS companies in the past 6 months. So far this has been the nicest. I’ll keep everyone posted.

    February 1, 2014 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
    • Wh33t:

      Might have spoke too soon. It appears as though they shorted me 50gb on storage. They either incorrectly provisioned my system or they are misleading in their ordering process. I sent in a ticket. We’ll see how it goes.

      A4 XEN Enterprise (1024MB)

      – XEN Virtualization!
      – 1024MB RAM
      – 100,000MB RAID STORAGE
      – 10TB Traffic
      – 1IP Address
      – VPS Management Panel
      – 24/7 Instant Setup!
      – Self Managed

      February 1, 2014 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
  22. I need Los Angeles :)

    February 23, 2014 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  23. Chris:

    Anyone have any recent updates on the performance of this service? I’d like to give it a try, but policy says all payments are not refundable. KB is almost non-existent.

    March 5, 2014 @ 9:16 am | Reply
  24. Raymond Ronan:

    Guys does anyone know if these guys are still in business or have anyone working for them, i am having serious issues getting my vps up and running and cannot contact them. Status has been pending for the last 5 days

    April 11, 2015 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
    • lazerzap:

      I have had serious issues with this company.. Their services appear to be oversold. Unusable. I ended up swapping my domain to another VPS because the “service 2host provide is unusable. I gave up on them and forgot about it. Put it down to “shit happens” and moved on. But 6 months into my “contract” they all of a sudden took another years worth of money from my paypal. I have been arguing with them ever since. They have told me they will refund me and close my tickets without any further communications. But they do not refund me. A few days ago (while I was still in $25 credit with them) they again took another years worth of money from my paypal. Paypal tell me that there was an auto payment setup and are not prepared to assist me getting my money back. Paypal told me to contact my bank. My bank tells me there is a $50 fee that will need to be paid if it is determined that transactions were “authorized”.. So they have now taken $50 from me for a service that they know is worthless to me. A totally hopeless company. I believe that they knowingly lie. I also believe that they knowingly cheat their customers. I fear you have been ripped off. The fact that they no longer offer services here “says it all” in my opinion.

      May 8, 2015 @ 3:10 am | Reply
  25. utuxia:

    I could not complete order. When I clicked Checkout It went to a blank page with just your header…

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9pp896hva7cyyhb/Screenshot%202016-03-17%2013.53.00.png?dl=0

    March 17, 2016 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

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