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Bolthub – $6 768MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany

Tags: , , Date/Time: March 23, 2011 @ 1:57 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated May 2011 — See this comment. BoltHub is no longer offering VPS service. Dead pool April 2011.

BoltHub Hmm. This is another host that you guys can “talk about”. Got an email from “Head Sales Person” at BoltHub, who actually has some pretty cheap VPS packages. Starting from $4.99/month for 512MB VPS. Add a dollar more ($6/month) and you can get the “Medium VPS” package with the following details

  • 768MB guaranteed/1280MB burstable memory
  • 60GB storage
  • 2000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/HyperVM

Here is the ordering link. According to their VPS page, their servers are “located in Germany at the Avaya Datenburg in Frankfurt am Main”. They also have a “MineCraft Server” package — just $4.99/month with 1GB of memory, 25GB storage and 300GB/month of data. Domain has been registered since November 2010. Both NS are on the same IP address. The head sales guy did mention that their office is in US with a US phone number. A’hem.

Their WHOIS info shows that the domain is clearly registered to an individual in Singapore. Name is “Bolts C0dex”, which is obviously not real. However that does not matter as the actual name needs to be protected for the juniors anyway, as he/she is only 12/13 years old, according to this SiteFrost profile. So if you want to support the future Asian entrepreneur — here are some cheap VPS you can buy. Otherwise, there are other cheap VPS in Germany — but do read their reviews and community comments as well.

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56 Comments

  1. Normally I have no issues with companies with a teen in charge, but 13 is a bit young by anyones standards.

    March 23, 2011 @ 2:53 am | Reply
  2. Hmm… found another name that’s somehow linked – Chermaine Tan Shi Jing.

    March 23, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
  3. Winson:

    I dont trust Singaporean..
    There was an accountant from Singapo which cheated my friedns out of huge money in Ireland.Then fled…

    March 23, 2011 @ 4:41 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      That’s like saying you don’t trust the Irish because some of them are terrorists.

      March 23, 2011 @ 9:04 am | Reply
      • I dont know that..I m not Irish..I m S. Korean.

        March 23, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
        • ab:

          It means you’re just being racist. If one person does it, it doesn’t mean everyone does.

          March 23, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          I think what he’s trying to say is, in some countries the rate of fraud is much higher because of little laws, so there is more chance you can get scammed. Example countries, China

          March 23, 2011 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
        • Even if some countries have higher rate of fraud, it probably won’t be Singapore. I think it is more like one person’s bad experience leads to his opinion. I have many Singaporean friends and also know many expats working there. Sounds like a very orderly society with very severe fines/punishment for breaking laws.

          March 24, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
        • dd:

          Singapore is called a fine city, because it has so many fines for this or that. But it is the #1 business friendly country in the world.

          http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings

          I plan to move there next year.

          March 24, 2011 @ 8:45 am | Reply
      • Winson:

        @Gary:Sorry..I m not a racist..Do you believe that a kid can create a VPS INC? Even only 12 years only..Daniel @ LowEndTalk is right..

        I apologize for the misunderstanding..Anyway.I m not a racist.

        March 23, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
      • Craig:

        fraud ?
        paypal has a branch on singapore :)

        March 24, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
  4. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    There Minecraft Package doesn’t make sense

    Lets start for one, 300GB Bandwidth? Minecraft uses much more then that a month.

    Second of all, theres nothing wrong with running Minecraft in OpenVZ (its basically like running Minecraft in screen sessions but sectioning them off) however when you oversell (which this company probably is), Minecraft (being Java) likes dedicated recourses, if it can’t get them your server goes bang.

    Thirdly, their website looks near enough the same as http://www.tophostinguk.com/index.html, which if you have read WHT and LET, have been found out to be pretty weird.

    March 23, 2011 @ 7:50 am | Reply
    • LittleGuy:

      Minecraft using more than 300GB bandwidth? For what, lol?

      March 24, 2011 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
  5. Tom:

    It’s not a joke owner is like 12 year old, runs bolthub.info on a nulled ipb forum and guess where the main website? It’s hostrail’s fantastic 1$ node enceladus.hostrail.com.

    March 23, 2011 @ 7:54 am | Reply
  6. Adam:

    Only with Webhosting business even small kids not even in their teens can start up their own business with some pocket money and a Paypal account

    March 23, 2011 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  7. Francisco:

    The ToS is draconian. The VPS is near useless.

    March 23, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply

  8. Cron With Interval Faster Than 10 Minutes
    You may not use cron jobs faster than 10 minutes interval.

    Browser-Based MMORPG Game
    You may not host browser-based MMORPG game.

    Running Background Processes
    You may not run any background processes (such as: game servers, irc servers/bots, etc.)

    LOL at these. But I suppose this is for shared hosting.

    March 23, 2011 @ 9:44 am | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Streaming Music or Video Files
      You may not stream any music or video files from your account.

      Offer Web Hosting Service
      You may not use your hosting account to offer any form of web hosting service, either free or paid, even just to host the billing system, the support system, the home page, or any other component of the web hosting service.

      March 23, 2011 @ 9:47 am | Reply
      • Yep, just a VPS for exclusive personal usage.

        But I still think this is for shared hosting…

        March 23, 2011 @ 10:07 am | Reply
      • even just to host the billing system,

        Wow..
        For this, I will definitely will not use them as my host.

        March 23, 2011 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  9. Yeah. Even if you are really 13 year old, please have your site checked properly (no broken links, proper SSL certificates, sane ToS, etc) before submitting to LowEndBox.com…

    March 23, 2011 @ 9:57 am | Reply
    • Also, make sure there isn’t any pages with “THIS PAGE IS COMMING SOON”. This is not the right way to waste space/bandwidth.

      March 23, 2011 @ 10:57 am | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        I’m not sure hosting porn is a great way either :), I found a host that had naked pictures of some chicks in a directory on their site. But I will mention no names.

        March 23, 2011 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
      • ab:

        At least spell coming soon right

        March 23, 2011 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
        • ab:

          that was @bolthub not the upstream comment

          March 23, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  10. Bernardo Andrade:

    I wonder what can we do with a VPS like this? I guess you can only sit in front of SSH and do “uptime” and “free -m” to see your VPS stats, or else you will be using it to much already with loads of 0.01 – 0.00

    March 23, 2011 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
  11. Dekken:

    I guess that this is an early April fools joke…right….?
    right?

    March 23, 2011 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
    • Bernardo Andrade:

      Their ToS is pretty strict you should try to read it.

      March 23, 2011 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
  12. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    I say we all order one and fill it up.

    March 23, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
  13. ab:

    Their whmcs is a free account and for some hilarious reason their domain registration thing defaults to .tk for me

    March 23, 2011 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
  14. You guys and gals take all the fun out of me coming here. Not even worth my time looking at the site. Guess you found them all.

    I will mention though that I have no problem with a (I’ll be polite here) “young adult” running a shop. We all had to start sometime and some age. My concern though is 12 and 13 is under the age of majority which makes this a questionable choice from a legal stand point. (Especially in Singapore since the age of majority there is 21.)

    My other concern if what happens if the parents take an exception to the time being taken for this and if they put an end to it.

    March 23, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
  15. hm… hm… hm… too many strict on tos

    March 23, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
  16. Just read the ToS. Yup, kind of confining for what I normally would be doing with a VPS

    Just noticed this post:

    http://freevps.us/thread-641.html

    Poking around the site, I discovered that he was also looking for a free VPS a bit earlier than that:

    http://freevps.us/thread-219-post-2387.html#pid2387

    Makes me wonder if those 5 short months is the experience he has with VPS’es.

    March 23, 2011 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Peter S.:

      Nice research!

      March 23, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
    • innya:

      That is actual singaporian style ToS. J/K
      Singapore law is like that you can’t do this and that and you will be cane.
      (no chewing gum on public area.)
      (their government does not even allow April fool joke on any public property).

      I like Singapore because of food, I hate it because too hot for me.

      March 23, 2011 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
      • Running IRC or private proxy on your VPS and you will be CANNED! Ouch.

        March 24, 2011 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  17. Brendan m Sleight:

    Even more worrying.

    have a look at the self-signed certificate for https://www.bolthub.net/
    This certificate is “Issued” by synfyre.net.

    synfyre.net appear to sell hacked accounts. http://synfyre.net/index.php?mdl=market

    Caveat Emptor.

    March 23, 2011 @ 11:29 pm | Reply
    • I don’t have a problem with a self-signed certificate. It’s still secure and certs from “professional” providers have been hacked in the past.

      March 25, 2011 @ 1:32 am | Reply
      • Brendan m Sleight:

        @drmike

        Nothing wrong with self-signed certs. However having certificate in the name of a site that sells “hacked” accounts is a big red flag IMHO.

        March 26, 2011 @ 12:46 pm | Reply
        • I understand now. Sorry for the confusion.

          Would love to know what’s behind that setup. Different IPs for the two sites and even different datacenters.

          March 26, 2011 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
    • n1tr0b:

      Hacked accounts? LOL. Care to share what kind of accounts I’m selling? $2 of isn’t worthed for 248 lines.. Also read the post date

      1501110653AM, it’s like 3 months already..

      April 17, 2011 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
  18. Shawn:

    Actually he dont own the site, i do, im 16. Sorry for all the confusing Just havent updated the Whois

    March 24, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  19. Those rules are for the web hosting service, thanks for having this clarified. Actually, I’m only in charge of the web hosting area, another guy is in charge of the VPS department. The https certificate was kinda “hacked” by this guy some time ago.. That’s why I’m not using HTTPS.. Can I have the request to have the 2 names at the top removed? Thanks.

    March 24, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  20. Also, I will have this service up for 2 years. If conditions do not improve, I may just shut it down as with done so for the .INFO site. This is kinda a mess cause the guy who submitted this was the one in charge of the VPS department.

    March 24, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  21. Also, I do accept suggestions to help make this better. I really apologize as I wasn’t the one who submitted this review and couldn’t clarify matters.

    March 24, 2011 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  22. Craig:

    another nominated dead pool ?
    i hope not!

    March 24, 2011 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
  23. David:

    Yeah… prices are wrong as well, unless I’m missing something. On the order page, it’s $17.50 a month for the Medium package…

    March 25, 2011 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  24. James:

    Lol. You got “kinda hacked”. Well your SSL cert is still signed for synfyre.net.

    No offence, but this a bit of a joke, you shouldn’t be running a “hosting company” if you don’t know how to secure your servers properly, and given you obviously havn’t even realized that the SSL cert is still signed to synfyre.net is very worrying.

    March 26, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
  25. Connor Roberts:

    My VPS with them has been down all day! Would not recommend. They have not emailed my as to why nor even emailed me the control panel URL.

    March 26, 2011 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
  26. Hello Connor,
    Your VPS is online according to records I just checked. Your control panel URL shall be email’d to you privately.

    March 27, 2011 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  27. Yannick:

    Bolthub close down as expected. Here is a mail I receive today:

    Dear Former Bolthub USers,

    Bolthub.net has closed down, all your services + Accounts have been moved to: MyResellerhost.info

    New Client Area: MyResellerHost.info/clients

    Bolthub may reopen but instead of linux VPS’s we will be selling a few windows VPS’s. But for now, we say goodbye.

    Thanks,

    Bolthub

    April 14, 2011 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
    • WTF?! From one kiddie host to another kiddie host. As of BoltHub itself, if you can’t trust your Linux servers with them, will you trust your Windoze box with them?

      April 14, 2011 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
      • OMG what a piece of crap xD

        These last days I am very… sensible n_n

        April 15, 2011 @ 1:24 am | Reply
  28. In less than a month?

    April 15, 2011 @ 1:12 am | Reply

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