LowEndBox - Cheap VPS, Hosting and Dedicated Server Deals

CatalystHost – $17/Year 128MB OpenVZ and $7 2GB in Dallas, Texas

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 26, 2013 @ 11:07 pm, by Liam

Jarland has emailed in these two offers. He explains on the email that CatalystHost has been restructured lately to ensure they can “continue to provide the same level of service that we’ve become known for, while nailing down our business plan to ensure that we could maintain the quality as we scale.”

Micro

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 10GB Diskspace
  • 300GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • OpenVZ Virtualization
  • $17/Year | Order Link
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
Trenta

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 2048MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • OpenVZ Virtualization
  • $7/Month | Order Link
  • Location: Dallas, Texas

CatalystHost have been featured twice and are very popular on LowEndTalk. This was highlighted when they came a relatively high 11th on the 2012 Q4 top providers poll. Nodes are running with: 1 or 2 Xeon E5-2620 CPUs; 64GB ECC RAM; 8 x 500GB Enterprise SATA and a LSI 9260-8i w/BBU & 512MB Cache. Many providers are ‘riding the lines’ with hardware and are selling far more than is safe. CatalystHost keep their graphs live and public. I found this recent review and this review from November 2012; both are positive. How has your experience been?

Catalyst Host has been in business since early 2011. Continuing on from the first paragraph, they’ve recently closed their Denver location and have raised their standard prices. Jarland tells us that with “those higher prices comes a better ability to offer promotions”. Each plan comes with 1 User Generated Backup. Client’s data is backed up weekly, but these backups are not available on demand, and are only guaranteed to be made available if they’re responsible for data loss (exceptions are made).

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Corexchange datacenter in Dallas, Texas. The network behind their Dallas location is multi-homed with multiple 10Gbit connections and redundant Juniper routing with HSRP failover.

Test IPv4: 192.211.54.101
Test File: http://192.211.54.101/100mb.test

39 Comments

  1. Jarland:

    Thanks Liam! Appreciate the hard work you put in here.

    For anyone ordering, please let me know if you experience any issues receiving our emails. It’s just been one of those days.

    February 26, 2013 @ 11:46 pm | Reply
    • Aditya Nag:

      I tried ordering, and got flagged as fraud?? Can you help me work this out? I’ve posted a support ticket as well..

      I suppose it’s a good way to find out how the support is. I’ll post updates for everyone else on this thread.

      March 1, 2013 @ 12:57 am | Reply
      • Aditya Nag:

        Well, they sorted it out in less then 10 minutes. Apparently when your IP is far away from the billing address, it flags the account.

        And of course, I was testing out my VPN :)

        I quite like that they have this check.. points to a well thought out service. Kudos!

        March 1, 2013 @ 1:07 am | Reply
        • Thanks Aditya! Glad we were able to get this sorted out!

          March 2, 2013 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  2. I purchased the 2GB offer a few weeks ago and haven’t looked back. Disk IO is just off the charts for a SATA server, bandwidth speeds are off the charts and for $7 a month you will not find better.

    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.10211 s, 346 MB/s

    cachefly 100mb test – 104,857,600 86.9M/s in 1.2s

    February 27, 2013 @ 2:56 am | Reply
    • Jarland:

      Thanks Jeromy! What I look forward to even more is a year later when your VPS still runs like new :)

      February 27, 2013 @ 3:26 am | Reply
  3. Don:

    Thanks for the awesome post Liam!

    For those of you who don’t know me, I’m HalfEatenPie! I’ll be one of the tech support dorks here with Catalyst. Feel free to send me a message about anything support related or non-support related or just what you had for breakfast!

    February 27, 2013 @ 7:38 am | Reply
    • Some soup and eggs, how’s that?

      You guys have running promotion for Venti?

      February 27, 2013 @ 8:26 am | Reply
      • At the moment we do not, but you can for sure expect to see a promotion on Venti if you keep watch on here. :)

        February 27, 2013 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  4. t:

    If anyone is on the edge about jumping on board with Catalyst: don’t be.

    They’ve got exemplary support for the few times you’ll need it and a laser-like focus on keeping quality high and consistent.

    Lenoir and Dallas are both great locations, though I’m still mourning the loss of Denver. Network and disk speeds scream.

    February 27, 2013 @ 8:42 am | Reply
    • Thanks T, We appreciate the support and kind words. We look forward to you still being able to say this in a year when your VPS still performs top notch :)

      February 27, 2013 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  5. I buy 2GB Trenta ( Dallas ) Spesial Ad $7/Month, but i cant find the server panel
    How long i wait ?

    February 27, 2013 @ 9:57 am | Reply
    • Hi Sandy, You should have received a VPS information e-Mail. If you haven’t received that let me know and I can resend it. You should get it almost instantly after payment.

      February 27, 2013 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  6. What are the payment options… tried to find it on your website… But no luck..

    February 27, 2013 @ 3:24 pm | Reply
    • jarland:

      Sorry about that. Options are PayPal and Google Checkout.

      February 27, 2013 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
  7. Andrew Loreaux:

    All sold out on the 2GB :(

    February 27, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • jarland:

      Added a few more. We also have some available at regular price. Popular seems to be an understatement today ;)

      February 27, 2013 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  8. tdc-adm:

    After visiting their website and reading some review on LowEndTalk, I feel good about these guys. I will try your service soon :)

    February 27, 2013 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
    • Don:

      Thanks! You won’t be disappointed!

      February 27, 2013 @ 11:18 pm | Reply
  9. BA:

    Will this offer be available again?

    February 27, 2013 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
    • Don:

      This offer is good until we run out of stock, but don’t worry! We’ll continue to have promotions perfect for the LowEndBox community!

      February 27, 2013 @ 11:20 pm | Reply
      • Don:

        Forgot to add, there’s some stock right now on both plans!

        February 27, 2013 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
        • Aditya Nag:

          Hey Don,

          I’m trying to get an account set up, but it got flagged as fraud. I’d appreciate any help working this out.

          Thanks,
          Nag

          March 1, 2013 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  10. I’m really interested in the Trenta plan. I hope that you have smoe more available soon.

    February 28, 2013 @ 6:27 am | Reply
    • Hey there! Unfortunately we’re not planning on restocking the promotion on the Trenta plan yet. This is to make sure we’re able to support all of our new clients before we take on even more! If you are still interested though, we do have stock on our non-promotion plans.

      Sorry about that! Keep an eye on LEB and LET for more promotions from us!

      February 28, 2013 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
      • Thanks Don. That’s fully understandable. I really respect that you are wanting to ensure good quality of service.

        March 1, 2013 @ 1:43 am | Reply
  11. Joseph:

    2GB Trenta deal is out of stock :(

    February 28, 2013 @ 8:13 am | Reply
    • We still have stock on regular priced plans! If that’s not your cup of tea (coffee?) then keep an eye on LEB and LET for our next promotional offers!

      February 28, 2013 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
      • Joseph:

        Thanks, I’ll keep an eye out. I really don’t need 2GB, so I’d consider $5 Grande and $7 Venti good deals as well :)

        February 28, 2013 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
        • Thanks for the feedback. We will keep that in mind when working on our promotions :)

          February 28, 2013 @ 5:50 pm | Reply
  12. Patrick:

    Do you not offer additional IPs?

    February 28, 2013 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
    • jarland:

      With justification, but any additional IPs has to wait right now as we’re running a little short and working on the next block. Hope to have that settled tonight or tomorrow.

      February 28, 2013 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
      • Quick update!

        We just got more IPs! If you’d like additional IPs (with proper justification) please let us know and open a support ticket! Additional IPs are $1.00 a pop!

        March 1, 2013 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
  13. Aleks:

    No issues at all and really quick response for a question I had about the VPS.

    February 28, 2013 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
    • Awesome! Let any of us know if you need anything!

      March 1, 2013 @ 1:26 am | Reply
  14. Ryan:

    Probably the best VPS I have ever gotten my hands on. Disk IO is through the roof and the 1GB pipe is wide open. Had a quick question right after purchase that was answered almost instantly. I think CatalystHost is out to set a new standard in the VPS arena.

    I can’t even put into words how snappy the server response has been. It feels like I am connecting to a server on my LAN.

    Well done CatalystHost and thanks for everything!

    March 4, 2013 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
    • Jarland:

      Thanks for giving us a chance! That’s exactly the experience we were aiming for. I’m really passionate about the server administration side. I’ll work hard every day to keep your experience consistent.

      March 5, 2013 @ 12:49 am | Reply
    • Thanks for the kind words Ryan, glad you got in on our promo. :) With a name like yours, how could I possible turn you away. lol

      March 5, 2013 @ 1:04 am | Reply
  15. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read something like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this topic. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is something that is necessary on the web, someone with a little originality. beneficial job for bringing some thing new to the world wide web!

    michael kors hamilton tote

    May 15, 2013 @ 10:47 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 *