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CatalystHost - $28/Year 256MB SSD-Cached KVM in Dallas, Texas

Ryan, from CatalystHost, has recently sent in two exclusive yearly plans for LEB readers located in Dallas, TX. As you can see from the screenshot, they have a snazzy new website.

PLAN 1 – 128MB Yearly

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 50GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $17/Year | Order Link
PLAN 2 – 256MB Yearly

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 256MB RAM
  • 15GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $28/Year or $14/6 Months
  • Order Link

have been featured quite a few times in the past. Each plan comes with Free DNS Hosting and a Weekly Off Site Backup. They’re using dual E5 Intel Xeon Processors with a minimum of 64GB of Ram and Raid 10 setup with 4 to 8 Enterprise Grade Drives. Recently they have started using SSD Cache on their KVM Node(s). Catalyst Host have been around since early 2011 and were started by a group of friends. Reviews for Catalyst are always darn good. You can view some benchmarks on Servebear. If you signup, do leave a review below!

CatalystHost accept payments via Credit Card, Paypal, Amazon Simple Payments and Google Checkout. Servers will be provisioned instantly. Custom ISO(KVM) and Template(OpenVZ,KVM) are available on request. They’re using A+B power for redundancy in case of brownouts, which are rare in Dallas. For more information, take a look at their Terms of Service or Acceptable Usage Policy.

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.

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  1. Sadly, this will be my last post for sometime. I hope you enjoy the offer I’ve chosen to depart with ;)

    Goodbye for now!

    October 8, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
    • DalComp:

      Let’s go offtopic and discuss where are you going?

      October 8, 2013 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
    • Thanks so much Liam, It is sad to see awesome people departing from LEB. E-mailed you update website screen shot :)

      October 8, 2013 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
      • Cheers! I really like the new site Ryan :-)

        October 8, 2013 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
        • Probably should have mentioned the design changed :) Best of Luck!!

          October 8, 2013 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
        • sorry to see you go Liam! Best of luck!

          October 9, 2013 @ 12:48 am | Reply
    • We will miss you Liam. :D

      October 8, 2013 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
    • Where are u going ?

      October 10, 2013 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  2. ConnerCG:

    Gonna tell ya, you can’t go wrong here. I’ve have 1 OVZ and 2 KVMs and absolutely love the bandwidth, support, and stability. Consistent 36MB+/s to Seattle, San Jose and D.C., the disks are always spinning at 200MB+/s, if I had a site I cared about, (which I do), I’d put it on a Catalyst Host VPS. I’m closing in on one year as a customer with them, and haven’t regretted anything, well expect missing an offer.

    October 8, 2013 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  3. Alex:

    Website seems to be done?

    Looks like a good yearly offer though.

    October 8, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
    • Alex:


      October 8, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
      • Looks up to me, something funky is happening with cache on the slider, however site seems to be loading.

        October 8, 2013 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
        • Alex:

          I seem to be getting this: http://tbx.me/va_.png

          October 8, 2013 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
        • John:

          I emailed cloudflare about this, they mentioned capacity issues in London during peak times.

          PS: nice offer, just with you were closer to Europe

          October 8, 2013 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
        • We hope to be adding a second location end of the year. Also Incero is doing some pretty awesome route optimization. So stop by and check things out sometime, I know with test optimizations they have been able to cut ping in half to Brazil and significant improvements should happen tomorrow globally.

          October 8, 2013 @ 10:23 pm | Reply
  4. Gotta love cloud-flare, I will look into this, however it seems to be working for some and not for others. I can see that I am able to make changes on the site as well as view site and what not. Even cleared my cache a few times. Hopefully others on here can share their results on accessing site.

    October 8, 2013 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  5. Salman:

    getting this for test file:

    Not Found

    The requested URL /test/
 was not found on this server.

    October 9, 2013 @ 4:54 am | Reply
  6. Howdy everyone!

    Just letting you all know that the speedtest link is:

    The one linked in the article seems to have some special characters at the end making it a bit difficult for people to get to!

    In addition, there are several large files you can pull from our network!

    October 9, 2013 @ 6:17 am | Reply
  7. Not cheap, but looks good!

    October 9, 2013 @ 10:25 am | Reply
    • Our goal has never been to be the cheapest, our goal has been to be a provider you can trust to provide a quality product. :)

      October 9, 2013 @ 10:41 am | Reply
      • dano:

        Good to hear that your not trying to be the cheapest out there – picked one up to try it out, and so far the Vm performs well, the control panel is quick and the network is pretty good – seems like a good value for a good product, thanks!

        October 9, 2013 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  8. MannDude:

    Can’t go wrong with CatalystHost. They’re a solid provider who are doing things right.

    October 9, 2013 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
  9. Stefen:

    Special Ad Promos – Trenta Special (Dallas)

    4 CPU Cores 2GB RAM 512MB vSwap 60GB Storage 2TB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps

    1 Month Price – $7.00 USD


    October 10, 2013 @ 12:25 am | Reply
    • Valid link, feel free to use it. Just didn’t include it in above LEB offer.

      October 10, 2013 @ 12:50 am | Reply
  10. Hi Chris, You Mad?

    October 12, 2013 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  11. Everyone say hello to the owner of ChicagoVPS! Exact writing style, could see this one a mile away.

    October 12, 2013 @ 11:38 am | Reply
  12. What an asshole. We love you Ryan and Jarland!

    October 12, 2013 @ 11:47 am | Reply
    • ouch. That hurt!

      It’s ok. I won’t take down any of your services… yet…

      Disclaimer: This is a joke! I would never do something like this!

      October 12, 2013 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
      • There is sure love for you, too! I included Jarland and Ryan because the comment was aimed on them!

        October 12, 2013 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
  13. It surely isn’t the first time he has called me fat. However last time he had some balls and didn’t do it anonymously. We are not the cheapest and as I have said before we do this do we can have a killer network that is not colo-crossing.

    October 12, 2013 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
    • This is exactly the shit I am talking about. That is not me and I expect an apology. Not my fault someone else noticed your flaws. Like you said, I will say it in public, I dont need to hide.

      October 12, 2013 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
      • You are the ONLY person on ANY vps forum who has called Ryan fat. You commented something almost exactly like this on a blog I sold to shovenose a while back and he confirmed your IP for me on it. If this isn’t you, contact your friend aka the owner and have it removed in good faith. You can take my comments with it. I will not apologize for your shit. Funny you just happened across these comments so soon after I called you out.

        October 12, 2013 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
        • I was actually directed to it, I didnt come across it myself. I wouldnt be so surprised if it was actually one of you that posted it so you could then later blame it on me.

          October 12, 2013 @ 12:29 pm | Reply
        • Have Biloh extract the IP and get back to me.

          October 12, 2013 @ 12:31 pm | Reply
        • Bunga Bunga is not Chris. should I delete this little back and forth then?

          October 12, 2013 @ 12:42 pm | Reply
        • Jarland:

          Then please do delete that. It is neither productive nor informative. Chris knows very well that he has insulted Ryan in the past by calling him “fat.” He is around enough to know that no one else has ever called Ryan that on one of these forums. Chris also types in a mostly proper fashion when he insults. Good sentence structure, personal insults, very direct. The delivery and the choice of insult were clearly either Chris or meant to be misread as Chris.

          October 12, 2013 @ 12:46 pm | Reply
  14. Howdy there!

    While I appreciate being labeled as just a hired help I can definitely say that we’re not a one-man show.

    I’ll just take this apart for a bit and help you understand where we’re coming from.

    Rubbish offer,
    Well, the Merriam Webster dictionary states rubbish is “something that is worthless, unimportant, or of poor quality”. While I do apologize that you feel this way I believe this is relative. Relative means it’s from your point of view/perspective and that’s something I can’t change. I mean I can try and give you awesome reasons why but in the end it’s your call. Anyways sorry about that!

    far pricier than competitors,
    Our business plan isn’t focused on being the cheapest kid on the block. We’re proud of what we offer and we designed it so that we’ll still be around years later while also providing exceptional quality service and product. It’s sustainable and fits our goals. So thanks, because that’s exactly what we were going for!

    and you are a one man show with a bit of hired help.
    Ehh, I stated above why we’re not a one-man show, but I consider myself more than just a bit of hired help. We’re not a one-man show. I promise!

    Glad you got rid of that loser Jarland.
    Something we can agree on! Kidding, Jarland’s a great guy and we wish him the best for him and his family! It was sad to see him go but he’s doing it to help support the kid he’s about to have. I’d say that makes him a genuine family guy!

    You need to lose some weight Ryan and you look like a homeless bum in your picture.
    See this is just you being upset over something (you’re not communicating with us what specifically you’re upset about so we can’t help you on that) and trying to be aggressive and hurting people’s feelings. The Urban Dictionary actually calls this a dick move! Now I’m not calling the Urban Dictionary a creditable source but it’s often correct and also is quite entertaining! Anyways I’ll get Ryan to get a haircut but besides for that you’re not communicating with me on what issue you have. So… Tell me!

    You’re more than welcome to contact me directly at @catalysthost.com!


    October 12, 2013 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
    • seems the e-mail didn’t fully get there. It’s [my name]@catalysthost.com!

      October 12, 2013 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  15. Seems like this is all a big cluster error now.

    October 12, 2013 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  16. Scotty:

    Ryan, your AUP is a little vague on the issue of Torrents. You may like to both here, and there, clearly define it. The packages in question would be excellent for such a service.

    October 13, 2013 @ 7:52 am | Reply
    • We allow torrenting for legal downloads. Best I can say about this until TOS/AUP revised is similar to BigTim, don’t be a jerk. If we get abuse and DMCA notice we do act on those and can be reason for termination. At this point it’s on a case by case basis.

      October 13, 2013 @ 10:43 am | Reply
    • Howdy Scotty,

      As long as the torrenting services is perfectly legal, doesn’t abuse the resources, and we don’t receive any DMCA notices we’re fine with it.

      Basically, be reasonable, don’t be a dick.

      October 13, 2013 @ 10:45 am | Reply
      • Scotty:

        Thank you gentlemen. I suppose the reason I asked was due to BuyVM’s recent change allowing torrents from US based IPs. They seemingly don’t use the magic word “legal” and because your two respective price points are very similar, yet you offer considerably more disk space, you could find yourself in a situation where people would obviously want to use your servers for this explicit purpose?

        October 13, 2013 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
        • Thanks for the feedback. Our stand is we don’t tolerate illegal downloads. So if you torrent and seed and get caught. You could face termination. This protects our other users as obviously downloading the wrong content could lead to legal issues. Rather not deal with all that jazz.

          October 13, 2013 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

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