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Cinfu.com – $5.37 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 16, 2011 @ 5:28 am, by LowEndAdmin

Cinfu Via this WHT offer. Cinfu.com is another hosting provider selling low end/cheap VPS starting at $5.37/month for their “VPS1” plan. Direct sign up link here.

  • 256MB memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 100Mbps unmetered bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers with Hetzner in Germany (test IP: 78.47.86.3). For “stability reason” they do not offer burstable memory — so to guarantee that you will never be able to use your 256MB of memory. At least the bandwidth allowance here is more sensible than the previous guy — only at 100Mbps unmetered. You also get a one time discount using promo code 50off to get 50% off of your first invoice, probably in an attempt to get you to pay annually or triennially (!!)

Domain itself was registered in February this year by Closco Ltd in Seychelles, which also had its domain registered in Feb.

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32 Comments

  1. Jun:

    100Mbps unmetered still doesn’t make sense with that price :)

    June 16, 2011 @ 5:42 am | Reply
    • Nope. It’s up to 100Mbps, unmetered. Heavily depending on who your VPS neighbours are, and how much the entire node has been using that month relating to Hetzner’s throttling.

      June 16, 2011 @ 5:57 am | Reply
  2. Adam:

    What are your feeling towards companies registered in “tax(-free) heaven”?

    June 16, 2011 @ 6:23 am | Reply
    • Like Google and its double Irish Dutch sandwich? :P No feeling for them, except kicking myself for paying way too much tax.

      June 16, 2011 @ 6:44 am | Reply
    • I knew the country name sounded familiar. The current “owner” of the Pirate Bay is based out of Seychelles.

      June 16, 2011 @ 11:17 am | Reply
  3. chris:

    took some time to try out

    [root@initialshift ~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-16 11:14:09--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 5.14M/s   in 17s
    
    2011-06-16 11:14:26 (5.75 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    [root@initialshift ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 19.9958 seconds, 53.7 MB/s
    [root@initialshift ~]#
    
    June 16, 2011 @ 7:15 am | Reply
  4. chris:
    [root@initialshift ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 26
    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         950  @ 3.07GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 1044.831
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 0
    fdiv_bug        : no
    hlt_bug         : no
    f00f_bug        : no
    coma_bug        : no
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov                                                                                                                                 pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx rdtscp lm constant_                                                                                                                                tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2                                                                                                                                 popcnt lahf_lm [8]
    bogomips        : 6148.89
    
    June 16, 2011 @ 7:17 am | Reply
  5. chris:

    second try :

    [root@initialshift ~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-16 11:17:51--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[==========================================>] 104,857,600 10.5M/s   in 9.2s
    
    2011-06-16 11:18:01 (10.8 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    [root@initialshift ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 18.4488 seconds, 58.2 MB/s
    
    June 16, 2011 @ 7:18 am | Reply
  6. Mee:

    I was thinking about getting this because I saw they accepted Bitcoins

    June 16, 2011 @ 7:38 am | Reply
  7. Markus:

    I bought a 512mb VPS from them about a month ago, no downtime, very responsive.

    de1:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-16 13:31:24--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[===================================================>] 104,857,600 9.15M/s   in 8.1s
    
    2011-06-16 13:31:32 (12.4 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    de1:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 16.0097 s, 67.1 MB/s
    
    June 16, 2011 @ 9:37 am | Reply
  8. Searching thry Who is and DNS records they ar releted to http://www.closco.com/

    June 16, 2011 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      LEA already mentioned that :)

      “Domain itself was registered in February this year by Closco Ltd in Seychelles, which also had its domain registered in Feb.”

      June 16, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      It’s just an empty template that you can upload in 1 minute, based it says directly “Scam”.

      June 16, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
      • Foobar:

        Shady business and possible scam.

        They accept all kind of payments like bitcoin and bank transfer and the company is registered in Seychelles where no one can get any information about who owns the business.

        June 16, 2011 @ 12:38 pm | Reply
        • rds100:

          Accepting bank transfers is not a bad thing at all – in some countries this is the most common method for payments between companies.

          June 16, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
        • I pay a lot of my bills via bank transfers. That’s mostly because the amounts involved won;t fit onto an AMEX.

          *sigh* And I could have had all those frequent flyer points….

          June 16, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        @rds100, maybe he means sending money to a Seychelles bank that is shady.
        Sending money locally is completely fine, where I live we don’t use PayPal at all (besides some hosting companies) otherwise all e-com accept only bank transfers.

        June 16, 2011 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  9. Hmmm, they do have a large number of payment options, many I’ve never heard of before.

    June 16, 2011 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
  10. Sudoeste:

    Bought one a few hours ago. Setup isn’t instant, tomorrow I’ll post how long it took

    June 21, 2011 @ 2:44 am | Reply
    • Sudoeste:

      5 or 6 hours after my account was up. Answered 2 of 3 tickets in a matter of minutes at several hours. Speed is very good for the money ;)

      [root@htdreams /]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-06-23 00:13:19--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test'
      
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.2M/s   in 9.7s
      
      2011-06-23 00:13:28 (10.3 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
      [root@htdreams /]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 14.0875 seconds, 76.2 MB/s
      
      June 22, 2011 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  11. us3r:

    Scammers, wrote that 100 Mb/s shared, and the truth is a few days of 100 Mb/s, you eat too much you transfer this groove stops up to 10 Mb/s

    root:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-07-29 02:53:14--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
     1% [                                       ] 1,337,704   1.27M/s
    
    July 28, 2011 @ 10:53 pm | Reply
  12. us3r:

    It’s all explained, do not tolerate rapidleech.

    July 28, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
  13. user:

    Your VPS hosting is blueproof ?
    If I will use your VPS like PPTP server, download through him illegal content etc. Will i have some complaints from you ? And how about privacy ? Do you check information about me while im registering ? Logs ?

    btw
    My location is not in Germany.

    Regards, user.

    October 19, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
  14. Alex:

    I’m new customer, so manual mode… but
    it tooks just 10 minutes from the moment I start submitting my VPS order info till the server was up! Brilliant!

    Let’s see all next pros and cons….

    December 16, 2011 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
  15. Was reading about all the comments! I have a vps3 plan from them, since may 2011 and so far never had problems! Really the supports tickets never took more than one our to being answered. I pretty happy with them.

    February 21, 2012 @ 12:11 am | Reply
  16. kro:

    Its old offer I know, but for users like me who surf back through the offers ^_^

    I brought a VPS from Cinfu, luckily, He check out the company I’d put in as I signed up.
    Shortly after I’d paid for the order, I received a ticket about no Public proxies(VPN’s) were permitted
    He kindly refunded me on the spot. Given its my bad for not reading the ToS, Very pleased with the manner and speedy replies.

    Thanks Cinfu ^_^

    April 30, 2012 @ 5:34 am | Reply
  17. Andrei:

    Very, very good. For the price you pay absolutely no problems. Fast, but not instant setup (four hours) and a fast support 24/7. Nice VPS control panel too!

    September 30, 2012 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
  18. viktor:

    Fishy Host, they will suspend your account and accuse you of port scanning when you are actually using OpenVPN and NOT doing any port scanning.
    I don’t recommend them to anyone who doesn’t want to lose his money.

    October 3, 2012 @ 9:12 am | Reply
  19. irfan:

    i am using using since 2011 till now and very happy without any downtime or any issue (only 1 downtime in 3 years)

    September 26, 2014 @ 3:24 am | Reply

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