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BreezeHost – $2.98 256MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: March 18, 2010 @ 2:24 am, by LowEndAdmin

Update July 2010 — IP is not resolving since 25 June, and looks like it is doing a runner.

Updated September 2010 — owner of BreezeHost emailed me to request the above comment to be removed. They have been taken over by InoxHost and the business resumes. We’ll see.

BreezeHost Via this WHT offer. BreezeHost looks like an interesting new provider on the block. From WHOIS the registrant is from UK. Business started a year ago, and now they are running a promotion with 50% off recurring discount. Using coupon code thebig10 you can now get its “ClixPro-1” Fully Managed VPS package for $2.98/month.

  • 256MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Their website is hosted at SingleHop in Chicago. 3 bucks for a fully managed VPS is pretty impressive and you also get “ClixCP Control Panel” for free (whatever that is) and free SSL certificate. A lot of promises — we’ll see whether it delivers. Owner seems to be in the website business.

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39 Comments

  1. king:

    i ordered clixpro-1. but waiting for my new VPS info.

    too good to be true. i don’t really expect to get managed service, or even *wildcard* SSL.but i do hope it’s true.

    i will update the info when i get my vps.

    March 18, 2010 @ 4:21 am | Reply
  2. bobby:

    waiting on your confirmation king..

    March 18, 2010 @ 9:20 am | Reply
  3. Pat:

    same here, ordered, paid and nothing…

    March 18, 2010 @ 10:24 am | Reply
  4. not yet,not yet,not yet…..

    March 18, 2010 @ 11:02 am | Reply
  5. king:

    @bobby

    nothing yet…

    March 18, 2010 @ 11:05 am | Reply
  6. Hotaru:

    Ordered 512M plan + cpanel, paid, nothing yet.

    March 18, 2010 @ 11:42 am | Reply
  7. Brian:

    Had to try it out of curiosity.
    I think I’ll just sit and wait and not count on anything for at least 24 hours though.

    March 18, 2010 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  8. mina:

    haha, just when i sent my moneys to his paypal the site went down, wow :P

    Something i expected, thought.

    March 18, 2010 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
  9. Hotaru:

    Got my VPS… So called ClixCP is just another SolusVM…
    this is the login page:
    http://clix.breezehost.net:5353/login.php

    Still waiting for my cpanel/WHM license to be activated.. still a trial now.

    Asking about how to get the free wildcard SSL.

    Let’s see how it works.

    March 18, 2010 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
  10. Hotaru:

    @mina

    No the site was not down, just I think he forgot to auto boot the containers. His main site is also hosted on the same node as mine.

    The solusvm panel is working anyway and I just have to manually reboot my container.

    March 18, 2010 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
  11. Pat:

    After I had a “talk” with their “Server Administrator” I now just hope he is not! Otherwise we are all screwed lol He has no idea about anything (well maybe about some things, but I highly doubt he is able to run servers in a way they should)

    So basically: Don’t expect anything, really and especially no support, it’s a lost bet right from the start..

    ((sad though, but then, it was expected wasn’t it))

    March 18, 2010 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
  12. Well…I found my account registered and payed yesterday now is gone.
    I cannot login to my.breezehost.net, neither can I reset my password.

    It’s totally a bullshit.

    March 19, 2010 @ 1:58 am | Reply
  13. I introduce this vps to my readers and holy shit…

    March 19, 2010 @ 5:13 am | Reply
  14. bobby:

    everything is working NOT..

    well for the starters.. i have signed up… and paid (Ofcourse) then i get this lame email saying.. thank you very much paying but where the hell is the basic info?? like the link to the control panel? or the vps ip address for me to install stuff??

    so i had to open ticket for that.. then they let me know what the ip..it works for an hour before that goes offline.. then i raise another ticket to see whats going on.

    http://clix.breezehost.net:5353/home.php – found this on this page.. so i logged in.. no vps on my account now.. which is dum.. i have sent them another email saying whats going on. they might be replying to it in a few days..

    i have a feeling that it might take a month for them to send the me basic info with the emails going back and forth then they are gona close down?

    March 19, 2010 @ 6:34 am | Reply
  15. INDEX VALUES
    TEST BASELINE RESULT INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 376783.7 15105857.7 400.9
    Double-Precision Whetstone 83.1 1224.8 147.4
    Execl Throughput 188.3 14532.1 771.8
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 2672.0 359359.0 1344.9
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1077.0 91164.0 846.5
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 15382.0 2457400.0 1597.6
    Pipe-based Context Switching 15448.6 907430.0 587.4
    Pipe Throughput 111814.6 2782684.9 248.9
    Process Creation 569.3 38913.3 683.5
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 44.8 2222.6 496.1
    System Call Overhead 114433.5 2198660.5 192.1
    =========
    FINAL SCORE 522.4
    
    March 19, 2010 @ 6:53 am | Reply
  16. darky4:

    Ordered an clixpro-1 about 10 hours ago – still waiting…

    March 19, 2010 @ 11:45 am | Reply
  17. Brian:

    The comments are interesting to say the least.
    I ordered and had an IP address and setup within a couple hours. I didn’t get the second IP address that was promised as part of the plan, but I put in a low priority ticket for that.

    I was able to log in, did a few installs and updates, ran some downloads from the CL and really haven’t had an issue with the install yet.
    While I won’t be moving any mission critical apps to this server anytime soon, I find it despairing that there is such a range of experiences here.

    @fatku, thanks for posting those numbers, although they may not have much meaning to people without any reference values (eg. a similarly spec’ed VPS) or a placement of value (eg. higher is better, lower is better etc). They don’t look good on the surface.

    At the end of the day, I hope no one jumped on this deal with hopes of salvation. It really did look too good to be true.

    something that was clarified over on WTH was the fact that the subject called for a free cpanel, which was the control panel, not cPanel/WHM. He clarified that he was saving space and not trying to pull a fast one(dubious). cPanel licensing is a fairly standard $10 per month.

    March 19, 2010 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  18. Ordered and payed today (about 10 hours ago) and beside the usual WHMCS emails, nothing about my server.
    Still waiting …

    March 19, 2010 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
  19. king:

    i still haven’t get my vps. i login to SolusVM but no virtual server there. i sent email. but no reply.

    March 19, 2010 @ 3:24 pm | Reply
  20. Brian:

    This is a quote from WHT submitted in the topic that started this thread.
    —-
    “Managed” VPS:
    We provide installation of the OS and control panel, as well as for a variety of other commonly used hosting software packages. Additionally, we provide proactive security updates to ensure your server is always secure.

    All users must wait 1-2days before VPS setup, we are going to get a full fraud protection and re-run all orders through it as well as ordering more ips
    —-

    Also, I got a reply back that they won’t be giving out 2 IP’s because of some DC limitations.
    Here is the BreezeHost reply

    —-
    You will have to order one for $2/mo for another IP, i’ve reported my post for it to be changed but still not happened since our DC has limited us on how many ips we can get a month.

    Regards,
    Christopher J,
    Server Administrator
    BreezeHost.net
    —-

    March 19, 2010 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
  21. Any legit provider does not have trouble getting IPs (or so I’ve heard). Sounds like an excuse to me. Also cp saves more room than cpanel so if he was really trying to save space I don’t see why he wouldn’t use cp instead.

    March 19, 2010 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  22. Pat:

    Still same bad experience here, only problems. I’m getting my refund now, this sucks! Everybody: Don’t even try this one, I think it has the most comments ever on lowendbox.com hey :)

    March 20, 2010 @ 4:26 am | Reply
  23. John:

    Guys, why do you waste your time with this obvious bullsh*t?

    March 20, 2010 @ 8:34 am | Reply
  24. Brian:

    @John, Curiosity :) It’s just not that big of a loss to try out the new guys at this cost.

    My opinion though, this is just good intentions gone awry. If you look beyond the surface, this guy wasn’t looking to get rich ripping people off. At most he was getting 2.50 – 5.00 from a few people, most without automatic recurring billing. For that, they have buried themselves in technical problems, and already have an investment in equipment that supersedes the payments received on this special.

    I think someone did some math on paper, and didn’t account for everything, thought they could challenge the VPS market with a good deal, and then found out they were over their heads. Now they are just trying to swim back to the surface and get some air hoping they don’t loose every account they just got 2 days ago.

    Don’t get me wrong, bad planning causes as many problems for customers as rip off schemes, I just don’t think this was the latter. Don’t quote me though. I’ve been wrong before :)

    March 20, 2010 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
  25. king:

    i got my VPS. around 7 hours ago. seems good. haven’t really try it out.

    March 20, 2010 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
  26. darky4:

    Same here, i’ve just received mail with my servers IP and pass.
    Seems good so far..

    March 20, 2010 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
  27. this is not low end vps, this is to low end vps. lol

    March 21, 2010 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  28. All VPS’s ordered were delivered on time.

    Promotion has stopped due to many orders however we have 15% recurring going on. Enter “15rec” and also EU VPS’s coming soon!

    March 21, 2010 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
  29. @Christopher
    “All VPS’s ordered were delivered on time.”
    due,i got nothing , it has been 4 days!

    March 22, 2010 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  30. Brian:

    @www.52mm
    this was posted a few days ago on the WHT posting for this offer.
    *******
    Is your vps still not up after 24hours? Please open a ticket and we’ll get it done asap and give 1 month free!

    Is your vps down still after ordering? Please open ticket since we may have missed you order
    *******

    March 22, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  31. TypicaliPhoneUser:

    Coupon is expired

    March 25, 2010 @ 2:51 am | Reply
  32. Brian:

    So short the honeymoon.
    Service down for some time now.
    Error received on their support page. https://my.breezehost.net

    “SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.
    (Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)”

    Can’t say I’m shocked but we get what we pay for sometimes eh.

    April 1, 2010 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
  33. all reviews are against BreezeHost:o

    April 4, 2010 @ 11:00 am | Reply
  34. the plan is so cheap, if there is delay than it is obvious,
    you can not expect more at these rates

    April 4, 2010 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  35. Brian:

    Mudassir rissadum,
    Agree with both comments, although I’m not sure what the intention is behind the names on the last two comments.

    As a follow up, I was told by the admin via WTH forums that I should use the Non encrypted pages to login to my support and account information. (not to use the https:// pages)

    In other words, I can access my account if I want to send my information unencrypted over the web, so I won’t even be giving this the second month if I can’t get a safe page to update my invoice.

    As I’ve stated, It’s not a huge shock. When I commented similarly about the site being down on WHT, The admin snidely commented that I should submit a ticket… because they have only had 5 minutes downtime due to a reboot. (apparently that took my server down and I had to login insecurely to start it again.) No notification of a hardware reboot.

    At any rate, the deal is gone now, so I doubt they will get many sign-ups, but I would strongly recommend other hosts. They don’t’ seem to have it together here at breezehost.

    I probably won’t give any more updates to this situation, it’s fairly clear now.

    Brian

    April 5, 2010 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
  36. BreezeHost.net is not resolving since 25 June, although the domain registration info has recently been updated. I guess I am not too surprised with the comments above. Another provider in the dead pool.

    July 2, 2010 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
    • Snape:

      Nameservers are down, and site’s offline. So much for that acquisition and re-launch, I guess.

      November 19, 2010 @ 5:11 am | Reply
  37. Originally Posted by Kishan
    After a good few months with BreezeHost providing Shared, Reseller and Virtual Private Server. It has slowly decreased due to management and internal errors which no-one could fix along with our payment providers continually suspending our account which we depended on for us to strive and continue to show a great host. After this we thought it was best for BreezeHost to be handed over to a respectable company inwhich it is now controlled by InoxHost.

    Inoxhost is a committed hosting provider, providing an excellent service at a fair price while maintaining high standards of integrity. And the reason is the values that we behold with us while experiencing the success in such a competitive environment. Depature of the old management, InoxHost will provide many new things to BreezeHost such as 1minute response, better customer service, guaranteed uptime, new servers, new server location(s) and much more.

    If you were a existing customer and have proof of purchasing before BH went down please open ticket:
    https://my.breezehost.net/submitticket.php?step=2&deptid=1

    with proof to get 3months free!

    July 4, 2010 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

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