LowEndBox - Cheap VPS, Hosting and Dedicated Server Deals

5ite – $7 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 1, 2010 @ 6:42 am, by LowEndAdmin

5ite.com Andrew from 5ite.com emailed me about their exclusive offer for LowEndBox readers on their fully-managed VPS products. Use promo-code lowendbox to get $7.95 discount on their “Entry” package — making it $7/month. Direct sign up link here.

  • 256MB guaranteed/2048MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

Servers are marked “off-shore Germany”. Their website is hosted in Hetzner’s IP range so I assume so are their VPS. Although the domain has been registered since 2007, on the About Page it stated the company has been founded since July 2010, i.e. only a few months ago. Both NS on the same IP address, which seems to be a pretty common FAIL around here.

WHOIS shows “Andrew” owns the domain and business. On the About Page it also states that it is founded by “individuals” — so possible multiple people are involved. Googling around found that “Kishan” has also been promoting 5ite.com. For example this sock-puppeting effort at netbuilders.org. As well as his tweets which are also full of 5ite promos. The name “Kishan” also rings familiarity — probably the same Kishan that sold BreezeHost to InoxHost? The BreezeHost that went to dead pool in June this year. This tweet confirms it.

Anyway. “Andrew” could have happened to hire “Kishan” to do sales/support/admin stuff. Very nice website, and thanks for the exclusive offer. But for me I probably won’t sign up this new provider until they have been around for longer.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

16 Comments

    • Nope. Still there.

      October 1, 2010 @ 6:57 am | Reply
      • “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” .. :)

        October 1, 2010 @ 7:17 am | Reply
      • If you use the new Twitter interface you should be able to see that tweet. Yes it wasn’t available via classic interface.

        Ssshhhhhhh. Looks like another Twitter bug (see deleted tweets from beta interface).

        October 1, 2010 @ 7:32 am | Reply
  1. I see that LEA has upgrade the LEB comments interface, Looks very nice :)

    LEA, Can you share what the tweet said? As i can not view it either and I don’t like reading stories with parts missing!

    -Andrew

    October 1, 2010 @ 8:38 am | Reply
  2. Thanks Asim :)

    This one might be worth subscribing too after all, Could be a very intriguing read once more people come.

    -Subscribed

    October 1, 2010 @ 8:58 am | Reply
  3. For those that would like to know. I (Andrew) founded this company and Kishan came on board to help out as a tech. Kishan still has services with 5ITE but is no longer directly linked with the company i.e he is no longer an employee, although he does like to help out when he can to help the company grow.
    Hope that clears the Kishan situation up and I can see why it may be confusing.
    Anyway, thanks for posting this offer. We make no false statements and I am certainly not going to present the company to make it seems like it is bigger then it actually is. We’re new and growing, we see no reason for that growth to stop; providing that we provide a quality service, which we are.
    Any questions feel free to let me know :)

    October 1, 2010 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
  4. The irony of this is that I see the Twit fine. The netbuilders site is blocked though. :(

    October 1, 2010 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  5. Andy:

    @123Systems-Andrew: Why Your VPS Not Allowed Ptunnel ?? All Provider Allowed Ptunnel ?? Are Your VPS OverSold ?? or Low End Dedi ??

    October 3, 2010 @ 11:26 am | Reply
  6. @Andy Presumably you were addressing that comment to me and not @123Systems-Andrew
    We have no objection with what you install/host on the VPS’ so long as it complies with our terms of service.
    Why do you think we do not allow ptunnel?
    Our VPS’ are not oversold. We carefully monitor resource allocations.

    October 3, 2010 @ 11:50 am | Reply
  7. Shane:

    First time commenter.

    This host was pretty good until my VPS started acting up & their site was unreachable for me.

    October 6, 2010 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  8. @Shane please let us know what started acting up on your VPS. I can confirm that our data center did have some unusual packet loss issues quite a few hours ago, however this was quickly resolved.
    Thanks

    October 6, 2010 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

Leave a Reply

Some notes on commenting on LowEndBox:

  • Do not use LowEndBox for support issues. Go to your hosting provider and issue a ticket there. Coming here saying "my VPS is down, what do I do?!" will only have your comments removed.
  • Akismet is used for spam detection. Some comments may be held temporarily for manual approval.
  • Use <pre>...</pre> to quote the output from your terminal/console, or consider using a pastebin service.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *