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[CHRISTMAS] Catalyst Host - OpenVZ Deals from $12 and up, including an unmetered, in Dallas

catalysthostOur first Christmas offer from Catalyst Host. Ryan sent three special and exclusive Christmas offers which all have limited stock. Be quick to grab one!

Micro OpenVZ

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • CPU: 2.0Ghz+
  • 50GB Disk space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $17/Year | Order
Mini OpenVZ

  • 96MB RAM
  • 32MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • CPU: 2.0Ghz+
  • 10GB Disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $12/Year | Order
Tiny OpenVZ

  • 256MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • CPU: 2.0Ghz+
  • 60GB Disk space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $25/Year | Order

We all know Catalyst Host as one of the most transparent hosts around. Started by friends Jarland and Ryan, Ryan now runs it together with Don. Catalyst have been featured plenty of times before. Their last time was Liam’s last post. For more information about Catalyst, please check that post.

One of these three great annual deals features unlimited bandwidth (that’s a whopping 333TB of bandwidth!), but I have to say the other don’t pack too little either. Real LowEndBoxes for amazing prices kick off the LowEndBox Christmas season. Enjoy and share your experiences in the comments!

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  1. Jon:

    They may not have intended it -but you can purchase them at monthly or annual at the same price (IE $1/mo or $12/year) – cant imagine that’s terribly profitable after paypal fees ;)

    December 24, 2013 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
    • I am doing monthly limited time :) it’s actually not to horrible with micro payments.

      December 24, 2013 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  2. Maarten Kossen:

    Awesome offers, Ryan!

    December 24, 2013 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
  3. Infinity580:

    Just awesome support.

    December 24, 2013 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
  4. Mentari:

    Just grab one but no from lowerend box. So far ok

    December 24, 2013 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
  5. Just curious, is 96MB package seriously unmetered? In the order page it also shows 333TB :P

    December 24, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
    • If you can use 333TB and it not be considered node abuse you can have at it :)

      December 24, 2013 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
    • trexos:

      Yes, solusVM shows that too:p

      December 24, 2013 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
      • Only because there isn’t a unmetered option. :) Let me know when you reach 332TB ;)

        December 24, 2013 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  6. xxdesmus:

    Out of curiosity, what are people actually using 96MB of RAM for? What OS are you running that still gives you any free RAM?

    December 24, 2013 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
    • Ryan Arp:

      Most of the minimal OpenVZ templates will give you plenty of free ram left over.nYou can run a basic website, VPN, as well as many other usages that you can find here. http://lowendtalk.com/discussion/78/what-can-i-do-with-96mb-ram. Most people just don’t know how to reduce ram usage. You can even run a good bit of things on 32MB RAM. http://lowendtalk.com/discussion/1956/what-do-you-do-with-a-32mb-vps

      December 24, 2013 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
    • Ryan Arp:

      This could be more optimal, but I am running my VPN on one of these boxes. 43MB Used, I could optimize this much more, but I was lazy.

      December 24, 2013 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
    • DomainBop:

      >Out of curiosity, what are people actually using 96MB of RAM for? What OS are you running that still gives you any free RAM?

      one of my low end boxes (Debian Squeeze minimal OpenVZ): 71MB used and running Nginx, PHP5-FPM, OpenVPN Access Server, Fail2Ban, Webmin, Exim, CSF firewall, and a few monitoring tools (logwatch, rkhunter, chkrootkit, etc). If I took the time to optimize it the RAM usage would be lower.

      >Most people just don’t know how to reduce ram usage.

      They can always “cheat” and use Minstall to setup their VPS which will remove all of the bloat https://github.com/KnightSwarm/Minstall .

      December 24, 2013 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  7. Just did a Serverbear benchmark for the Mini OpenVZ plan


    December 24, 2013 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
  8. willian:

    i can make a seedbox with the Mini OpenVZ plan?

    December 24, 2013 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
    • You can make one, however if you get caught downloading anything illegal we do terminate on abuse notices.

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:46 am | Reply
  9. Elsa:

    Great offers! I was about ready to try the unmetered option, but I see it is only a few GB of Hard Drive space. Are there any plans for a low ram box with around 100GB of HDD space? That would be great for backup and storage! :D

    December 24, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
    • Unfortunately we do not have any plans like this, however keep checking. You never know what we will come up with.

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  10. Alex:

    KVM offers are missing here!

    December 24, 2013 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
    • I think most of them are currently out of stock. Feel free to check our site. If we did a LET or LEB post offer is still valid. Just limited stock on KVM :)

      December 24, 2013 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  11. The Mini OpenVZ is just nice for private proxy. Gonna grab one. <3

    December 24, 2013 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  12. 大表哥在地球:

    The mini plan is out of stock

    December 24, 2013 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
    • I added a few to make up for orders that are getting marked as fraud and taking stock. Keep checking :)

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:38 am | Reply
  13. Any way to Increase Disk Space in Mini OpenVZ?

    December 24, 2013 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
  14. The site cannot be accessed here (China Unicom WCDMA) :(

    December 24, 2013 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
    • We just recently had a China Unicom Order. Are you getting a issue from cloud flare?

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:06 am | Reply
      • Yes.. I can visit it now but it is out of stock…

        December 25, 2013 @ 4:08 am | Reply
        • Open up a sales ticket and make a account. Next time I do stock I can push you a order ;)

          December 25, 2013 @ 8:44 am | Reply
  15. brass9:

    Tried to order the Mini OpenVZ…
    Stock exhausted :(
    Any idea when it would be replenished?

    December 25, 2013 @ 5:12 am | Reply
    • I keep adding them as fraud orders are repeatedly placed that deplete stock.

      December 25, 2013 @ 8:43 am | Reply
  16. jcaleb:

    recommended for prod use

    December 25, 2013 @ 5:33 am | Reply
  17. Ryan, can you please mention what is NOT allowed & what things will be considered as ABUSE?

    December 25, 2013 @ 7:17 am | Reply
    • TOS/AUP covers that and most of that is common sense. No mass mailing, Illegal Activities, public proxies.

      December 25, 2013 @ 8:42 am | Reply
  18. Joseph:

    Ah..miss the Mini OpenVZ offer. Sold out now. :(

    Any estimate time when it will available again? Thanks.

    December 25, 2013 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
  19. NeoNeo:

    very fast respond from CH crew, and the vps performance is not dissapointing at all ^_^ I recommend for all who need LEB

    December 26, 2013 @ 9:34 am | Reply
  20. Just wondering – I can surely push well over 50TB/month on a regular basis with a legal streaming service and i *think* that the streaming daemon will run just fine with up to 1200 connections @ 128 kbps each. I/O load will be close to 0, and CPU load … well … the current production system is an old P3 that serves well over 2000 listeners simultaneously at any given moment.

    Will this be considered “abusive” usage for the Mini OpenVZ plan?

    December 26, 2013 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
    • I would have to say yes, as this is a shared 1Gbps port. So pushing that much PPS would be abuse on a shared port.

      December 26, 2013 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
      • jarland:

        But only IF it’s abusive levels of PPS, some streaming protocols don’t push high PPS, some do. Don’t mind me, just trolling my former company’s comments :P

        December 26, 2013 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
        • This ^, I guess I should have specified that :)

          December 26, 2013 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
          • It’s a SHOUTCast-like streaming service of national-wide FM radiostations. Only 1 of these can easily reach over 1000 listeners. The traffic generated out of those is not with high PPS as it’s not a low-delay streaming service.

            December 27, 2013 @ 6:22 am | Reply
          • Ryan Arp:

            Should be fine then, if there is ever a problem we give plenty of time to figure out a alternative solution.

            December 27, 2013 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  21. k007:

    Ryan Arp,

    Teamspeak 32 slot, is this viable? If no answer then I assume the answer is no and will move on. Thanks.

    January 2, 2014 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
    • Hola, Sorry we have been out of stock and have kept forgetting to check this. I don’t see a problem with this as long as you use a light weight and non-bloated codec.

      January 3, 2014 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
  22. x431:

    Is it possible to get more stock added on the Mini OpenVZ? Thank you! :D

    January 13, 2014 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
    • Ryan Arp:

      We added stock just the other day :) There should still be some.

      January 17, 2014 @ 2:27 am | Reply
  23. hyde:

    All out of stock. :'(

    February 3, 2014 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  24. I: thought I mentioned this already, however I will mention it again, the unmetered promo has expired.

    February 23, 2014 @ 8:50 am | Reply

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