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CityNet Host – $2.50 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Egypt

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 13, 2010 @ 12:46 pm, by LowEndAdmin

CityNet Host Mohamed from CityNet Host notified me that their $2.50/month OpenVZ VPS offer (last posted in August) is now back!

  • 512MB memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in their own facility in Egypt. The package also comes with central backup enabled, and 30 days money back. Use this sign up link to order. Previous CityNet Host offers all seem to generate a lot of comments so I guess many would be able to chip in their experience with this provider.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

131 Comments

  1. dannix:

    I’m using it since their last promo and I’m happy with it.

    $ uptime
     14:23:43 up 1 day,  4:18,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    
    $ free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          1024         39        984          0          0          0
    -/+ buffers/cache:         39        984
    Swap:            0          0          0
    
    $ vzfree
                 Total     Used     Free
    Kernel:   2048.00M    1.68M 2046.32M
    Allocate: 1024.00M   39.55M  984.45M (512M Guaranteed)
    Commit:    512.00M   20.77M  491.23M (48.3% of Allocated)
    Swap:                 0.98M          (5.1% of Committed)
    
    $ ps ax v                 [2010/11/13 14:30:35]
      PID TTY      STAT   TIME  MAJFL   TRS   DRS   RSS %MEM COMMAND
        1 ?        Ss     0:00      2    28  1951   684  0.0 init [2]      
    15650 ?        Ss     0:00      8   258  5129  2080  0.1 /usr/sbin/syslog-ng -p /var/run/syslog-ng.
    15683 ?        S      0:00      0    79  1624   516  0.0 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe
    15803 ?        Sl     0:00     17  7695 23844  7556  0.7 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=
    15804 ?        S      0:00      0     5  1622   532  0.0 logger -t mysqld -p daemon.error
    15840 ?        Ss     0:00      0   119  1920   468  0.0 /usr/sbin/dropbear -d /etc/dropbear/dropbe
    15845 ?        Ss     0:00      0    52  1775   564  0.0 /usr/sbin/vnstatd -d
    15869 ?        Ss     0:00      0    28  2007   872  0.0 /usr/sbin/cron
    15963 ?        Ss     0:00      0  1216  5907  5412  0.5 /usr/sbin/munin-node
    18033 ?        Ss     0:00      5   119  2232  1084  0.1 /usr/sbin/dropbear -d /etc/dropbear/dropbe
    18037 pts/0    Ss     0:00     27   506  3461  2632  0.2 -zsh
    25986 ?        Ss     0:00      0   119  2276  1124  0.1 /usr/sbin/dropbear -d /etc/dropbear/dropbe
    32302 pts/0    R+     0:00      1    71  2012   704  0.0 ps ax v
    
    $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-11-13 14:26:17--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 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  475K/s   in 2m 48s  
    
    2010-11-13 14:29:05 (611 KB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    If you need some other benchmark let me know.
    They do not provide IPv6 yet.

    @LEA is it allowed to post referral link here? I’ve started participating in their affiliate programm.
    If LEA don’t mind I could post it here.

    November 13, 2010 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
    • Well well well.

      Do I mind? No. I don’t do referral links so I loose nothing.

      Do I mind? Hmm maybe. Because even I who posted all these offers don’t put referral/affiliate links on them.

      Do I mind? Hell YES! The last thing I want by allowing referral links is entire site flooded by aff links once the gate is opened.

      November 13, 2010 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
    • @dannix: you are free to put everything on this comment form. and Admin is also free to delete your comment when he/she doesn’t want it.

      but i suggest you not to post affiliate links. let this blog become “clean” VPS blog.

      November 13, 2010 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
      • dannix:

        I don’t want to put here something for LEA to delete it. Thats why I asked for it. I’am reading here since some time already but I didn’t see information about it.

        November 13, 2010 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  2. Awesome, I’d take one for sure.
    How long will this offer stand? My CC has been stolen so I can’t buy it today. Probably got a new one by monday.

    November 13, 2010 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
  3. Keith:

    I’ve one from the previous promo, uptime is now 29 days.
    Mine’s $2.17 a month, payable 6 monthly, this offer may have similar choices.

    November 13, 2010 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
  4. circus:

    Can i use it for.. ehmm.. seedbox? I know it will not so fast, but..

    November 13, 2010 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      Check the TOS, illegal content is not allowed. If you only seed legal stuff, I suppose it is okay.

      BTW also IRC is not allowed in any shape or form, which is kinda unfortunate.

      November 13, 2010 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
      • circus:

        Well, that is too bad. Anyway the speed test is not that impressive:


        wget http://client.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
        --2010-11-13 14:11:32-- http://client.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
        Resolving client.citynethost.com... 196.46.188.14
        Connecting to client.citynethost.com|196.46.188.14|:80... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 10494376 (10M) [application/zip]
        Saving to: `10mbf.zip'

        94% [=============================================================================================> ] 9,917,052 57.3K/s eta 8s

        from vps@us

        November 13, 2010 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • torrent not allowed.

      November 20, 2010 @ 2:24 am | Reply
  5. dika:

    Darn.. Can i pay with paypal one time checkout? not subscription!

    November 13, 2010 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  6. Tom:

    Well since directspace.net lied 3 or 4 times about releasing another batch of there 2$/m VPS line, I guess I’ll order this for my test box.

    November 13, 2010 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      They are better than directspace. My 2$ VPS with them is almost unusable because it’s really slow.

      November 13, 2010 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
      • ibk:

        Oh, really ?
        I have $2 VPS from directspace.
        Although not so fast, i can use the VPS for testing & some development, even running openfire (java).
        But mysql have problem.

        November 14, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
    • Arthur:

      Off topic, but directspace’s network is quite crap. I have one of their 100TB server. Very difficult to push over 100Mbps unless you use loads of threads.

      November 13, 2010 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  7. Christian:

    They do well for this price. I had some short downtimes and the speed is not very fast, but it’s okay and they have good connections to some European countries aswell. I have a vps at citynethost for 2 month.

    November 13, 2010 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      I only hope new customers from this offer will go to new nodes, not existing ones because those were deemed undersold. :)

      November 13, 2010 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  8. dannix:
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                     4        1           Based on the Byte Magazine Unix Benchmark
                    44       11
       v   v       4 4        1 
        v v       44444       1           v4.1 revisions mostly by David C. Niemi,
         v           4   o   111 - WHT.2  Reston, VA, USA  
     
    WHT Variant by Andy A. Lee 
    See: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=308055
    
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables  1 2
    
    Double-Precision Whetstone  1 2
    
    Execl Throughput  1
    
    Filesystem Throughput 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks  1
    
    Filesystem Throughput 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks  1
    
    Filesystem Throughput 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks  1
    
    Pipe Throughput  1 2
    
    Pipe-based Context Switching  1 2
    
    Process Creation  1
    
    System Call Overhead  1 2
    
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)  1
    
    ==============================================================
    BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.2)
    System -- Linux cairo 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5.028stab070.5 #1 SMP Fri Sep 17 19:10:36 MSD 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
    /dev/simfs            52428800   1836352  50592448   4% /
    
    Start Benchmark Run: Sat Nov 13 14:30:54 CET 2010
     14:30:54 up 1 day,  4:25,  1 user,  load average: 0.28, 0.09, 0.03
    
    End Benchmark Run: Sat Nov 13 14:43:10 CET 2010
     14:43:10 up 1 day,  4:37,  2 users,  load average: 12.80, 5.67, 2.67
    
    
                         INDEX VALUES            
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7  4840959.4      128.5
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1     1409.0      169.6
    Execl Throughput                               188.3     3903.4      207.3
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0    96957.0      362.9
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    29750.0      276.2
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0   697672.0      453.6
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6   818523.2       73.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   252533.5      163.5
    Process Creation                               569.3    10874.8      191.0
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8     1130.6      252.4
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5   655451.8       57.3
                                                                     =========
         FINAL SCORE                                                     180.9
    
    November 13, 2010 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Use the new Unixbench, that version shows some inconsistent scores

      November 14, 2010 @ 3:30 am | Reply
  9. Tom:

    Some feedback:

    Setup took around 30m.

    I’m on CityNetNode7 node.

    CPU – Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 760 @ 2.80GHz with access to all 4 cores (It’s great, but we all know it’s a potential abuse problem).

    Central Backups are enabled by default, 2 slots are available ( more then enough for me ) this option is available on like 1/10 hosts who use solusvm.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k; sync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.38468 seconds, 775 MB/s

    Seems to be a fresh node? :O The only one who has a faster disc I/O is Nordic with there Hetzner servers.

    Centos seems to have a local repository (or somewhere in Egypt), so a 110mb update took less then a minute.

    Downside – Centos 32bit is a crappy template with full of unneeded stuff =(

    Some speedtests:

    You know I’m a bitch when it comes to transfer speed, so bah no comments =D
    Here is a 96MB test file if you want to test it.
    http://citynet.kurikami.com/uploads/speedtest.bin

    The only thing I will not test is WHT benchmark as it says nothing and pointlessly abuses SHARED resources.

    If any other test interests you feel free to ask.

    November 13, 2010 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      > Seems to be a fresh node? :O The only one who has a faster disc I/O is Nordic with there Hetzner servers.
      For the n-th time, people, use

      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync

      not “; sync”, which is executed after your benchmark result is already printed on screen.
      Also you may want to use not 16k but something like 1k, since the properly executed test will not be that fast.

      November 13, 2010 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
      • Yomero:

        ORLY!?!? I will do my future benchs with that flag. thanks for the advice

        November 14, 2010 @ 3:32 am | Reply
  10. circus:

    errr.. wait… wait.. in reload os, i see xen-pv option..

    November 13, 2010 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
    • Spo0lsh:

      And after this You have xen kernel:
      2.6.18-194.17.1.el5xen

      But after reinstall OS I have problem with date:
      Tue Jan 22 13:18:31 CET 2002

      November 15, 2010 @ 9:50 am | Reply
  11. Ordered one, looks far better than I expected. This is a keeper :)

    November 13, 2010 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
  12. john:

    All of their i.p’s are blacklisted, did you guys know that?
    Your email server won’t deliver.

    November 13, 2010 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
    • earl:

      I think it just won’t inbox.. probably goes to junk mail.

      November 13, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      My email’s coming in through Citynet ok

      November 13, 2010 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      Mine was blacklisted, but I went to each of the blacklists listed with red FAIL on http://bgp.he.net/ip/YOUR.IP.ADDRESS.HERE#_rbl, and followed their ‘remove from blacklist’ procedures, now this page is all green and OK for me, and I send mail fine.

      November 13, 2010 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        Yeah I just checked and saw 2 blacklists
        b.barracudacentral.org
        noptr.spamrats.com

        Spam rats is no problem, it just needs ptr and I’ll drop an email to barracuda.

        November 13, 2010 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        Just got my blacklisted IPs cleaned, both blacklists where nice enough and removed them under 12 hours after contacting them.

        November 14, 2010 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
  13. circus:

    I’m new to openvz vps, so if i asked citynet to enable tun/tap, etc. will i have to ask them again if i reload (re-install) the vps?

    November 13, 2010 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      Reinstall – most likely no; but on mine TUN/TAP gets ‘lost’ when host node reboots, so I have to ask them each time to reenable it (about six times already). However the last reboot was 35 days ago now, so it could be that during this time they finally solved that problem and it will not disappear anymore.

      November 13, 2010 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
      • Yomero:

        Hey that happens to me in vpstree and hostrail =(

        November 14, 2010 @ 5:14 am | Reply
        • rm:

          On my HostRail VPS on Uranus node the TUN does persist properly across reboots.

          November 14, 2010 @ 5:19 am | Reply
        • Yomero:

          I am scared, I will try to mantain the machine up xD

          BTW, they have decent uptime I think.

          November 14, 2010 @ 5:20 am | Reply
  14. The package is really good one , But their support is REALLY terrible ! I submitted a ticket with high priority for more than 5 hours but they didn’t have updated it yet !

    November 13, 2010 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
    • Its saturday and pretty late. If they have a life they’re not around.

      November 13, 2010 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
    • Little Birdie:

      <<Edited by LowEndAdmin: Trying not to be abusive here little birdie!>>

      November 13, 2010 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  15. Christian:

    Just got a new one. It’s faster than my other VPS with them.

    November 14, 2010 @ 12:57 am | Reply
  16. manoj:

    Are these VPSes capped to 10mbit both inbound n outbound?

    November 14, 2010 @ 5:06 am | Reply
    • rm:

      No, not at 10 mbit that’s for sure.

      wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      --2010-11-14 10:14:07-- 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: `/dev/null'

      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.46M/s in 45s

      2010-11-14 10:14:52 (2.22 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

      November 14, 2010 @ 5:14 am | Reply
      • manoj:

        My testing is indicating otherwise:

        wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
        –09:19:53– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 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: `/dev/null’

        100%[===========================================================================================>] 104,857,600 1.05M/s in 71s

        09:21:05 (1.40 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

        November 14, 2010 @ 6:22 am | Reply
        • rm:

          It does say 1.40 MB/s right there, that’s the average speed over whole download, and it is more than 10 mbit.

          November 14, 2010 @ 6:26 am | Reply
        • manoj:

          Then I can only assume that either everyone on node is using the 100mbit port heavily or they have capped it to “something” just above 10mbit. I will be glad if someone from CityNet cares to clarify.

          November 14, 2010 @ 6:38 am | Reply
  17. Yomero:

    A question, the previous offer has 1024 burstable. This too? It seems not. Someone knows?

    November 14, 2010 @ 5:13 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      Yes it has burstable like all openvz ;)

      November 14, 2010 @ 9:07 am | Reply
  18. John:

    How long did everyone else’s take to get set-up?

    November 14, 2010 @ 7:25 am | Reply
  19. Joy:

    Place order now….
    let see how long they set it up (^_^)

    November 14, 2010 @ 8:38 am | Reply
    • Joy:

      Activated!!

      fast enough (^_^)V

      November 14, 2010 @ 9:25 am | Reply
    • Joy:
      $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      --2010-11-14 23:00:02--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 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: `/dev/null'
      
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600  555K/s   in 4m 14s
      
      2010-11-14 23:04:16 (403 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
      November 14, 2010 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
      • Goran:
        $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
        --2010-11-15 11:45:53--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175
        Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... --2010-11-15 11:43:37--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 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: `/dev/null'
        
        100%[===========================================>] 104,857,600  910K/s   in 2m 4s
        
        2010-11-15 11:45:42 (824 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
        
        November 15, 2010 @ 8:47 am | Reply
  20. Yomero:

    Ok first impressions…

    I payed and… deploy was in 3 minutes… LOL

    Node 7

    November 14, 2010 @ 9:36 am | Reply
  21. Tom:

    Make sure to secure SSH, seems like getting a new IP is getting bruted in less then 24 hours.

    November 14, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
  22. earl:

    updating the OS is like 33kB/s.. anyone else this slow?

    November 14, 2010 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
  23. Yomero:

    Second impressions..

    The debian i386 without webmin is BROKEN, my VPS can’t boot… I have installed debian with webmin ¬_¬ and works now.

    The network is slow n_n
    They don’t limit you in CPU, and that may be an inconvenient if some abusers come.
    A geekbench score http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/317061

    The I/O is impressive…now.

    OLD test, as I have seen here

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=2k oflag=sync
    2048+0 records in
    2048+0 records out
    134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 4.66187 s, 28.8 MB/s
    

    NEW test, as rm says

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=2k conv=fdatasync
    2048+0 records in
    2048+0 records out
    134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 1.28666 s, 104 MB/s
    

    And the bruteforcers have come. The IP isn’t in Egypt, seems in UK o_O but in the same subnetwork /16 Someone knows 41.223.209.59?

    November 14, 2010 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  24. circus:

    Debian i386 minimal, working fine here.

    November 14, 2010 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
  25. Yomero:

    OMG! I didn’t see that image.. pfff ¬_¬ I feel more newbie everyday… Now I don’t know how to read LOL

    I will try that image later, because my setup is ready now with debian/webmin (Stopped webmin :D )

    November 14, 2010 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
  26. chachiri:
    TraceRoute 
    Hop	(ms)	(ms)	(ms)		IP Address	Host name
    1	15	10	6		72.249.128.5	-
    2	14	17	8		8.9.232.73	xe-5-3-0.edge3.dallas1.level3.net
    3	8	9	10		4.69.145.134	ae-34-80.car4.dallas1.level3.net
    4	8	33	8		4.68.111.166	opentransit-level3-te3-1-dallas1.level3.net
    5	Timed out	34	Timed out		64.125.30.145	xe-0-1-0.er2.ord7.us.above.net
    6	Timed out	Timed out	Timed out			-
    7	49	Timed out	50		193.251.129.54	gi11-0-0.nykcr4.newyork.opentransit.net
    8	61	Timed out	Timed out		193.251.132.90	tengige0-6-4-0.nyktr1.newyork.opentransit.net
    9	Timed out	Timed out	Timed out			-
    10	Timed out	Timed out	Timed out			-
    11	224	216	214		41.189.62.9	-
    12	215	223	215		41.189.62.90	-
    13	214	211	214		41.223.209.59	-
    
    Trace complete
    
    November 14, 2010 @ 11:20 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Same thing happens to me, what means?

      November 15, 2010 @ 5:43 am | Reply
  27. circus:

    Has anyone filled a ticket for rDNS? They ignoring my ticket for it. :(

    November 15, 2010 @ 6:54 am | Reply
    • Keith:

      rdns changed yesterday in 1 hour, mine’s from the previous offer.

      November 15, 2010 @ 7:40 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      You should aim to business hours m-f 10am-6pm or so egypt time to get fast reply ;)

      November 15, 2010 @ 8:43 am | Reply
  28. Joy:

    its getting slow day by day

    9% [==> ] 43,639,457 36.1K/s eta 2h 47m

    November 15, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
    • earl:

      yeah I started noticing the slow down when this promotion started.. I put in a ticket yesterday regarding this issue and today got a reply saying please check network now.. but same thing it’s still slow..

      Other than this network issue, the VPS is pretty good.

      November 15, 2010 @ 8:39 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        It seems that download speed to server is really good (can reach 1.3MB/s), but the upload is unstable and varies from 30KB to a 100KB. No idea why that is happening on level3 peering.

        November 16, 2010 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
  29. Vlad:

    Has anyone been stuck on a new node yet? All customers are probably being dumped into the same server :<

    November 15, 2010 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      Node 7 reporting :D

      November 15, 2010 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
    • joy:

      Node 7 too here…..

      November 15, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      I am on CityNetNODE5 for a couple of months (since the previous offer with same specs), they clearly do have more than one node.

      November 15, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      Mine’s on CityNetNode11 from the previous offer.

      November 15, 2010 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • earl:

      I’m on 13

      November 15, 2010 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
  30. bubba:

    Everything is great, if you don’t consider the speed of transfers to/from the US. This is slower than broadband to my home :(

    19398656 11% 24.43kB/s 1:38:02

    November 15, 2010 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
  31. dse:

    Legal adult content not allowed.. :(

    November 15, 2010 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
  32. Today I have signed with CityNet Host – very quick setup, and for now – good connectivity.

    November 15, 2010 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
  33. I’m really impressed by your comments guys i’m satisfied..When there’s any sort of delay in replying to your tickets it’s just because if you living in the US for example it’s 14 hours difference..rDNS setup/orders it’s almost instant..We don’t oversell our vpss so speed will always be fair 100Mbps caped 10mbit..Explaination for why re-installing OS is that quick because Centos mirror is hosted on our servers..For peoples who had few problems with their OS most of them using Debian we have changed the image already..@Amir i was replying to your tickets on the spot since we talked on live chat but you was asking for some extra stuff like VNC for ubuntu etc..and you know these servers are unmanaged so whenever i have free time i do my best to help however after i came back on sunday i re-activated your VNC server within minutes from reaching my office..

    November 16, 2010 @ 11:12 am | Reply
    • Joy:

      please reply my ticket khalid

      November 16, 2010 @ 11:48 am | Reply
  34. @Joy I just did but unfortunately i am not from billing department..

    November 16, 2010 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  35. Tested their technical support, realized that either they don’t work 24/7, or only reply to certain ticket selectively.

    November 17, 2010 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  36. According to their Twitter, the offer expired on the 15th, I’ve managed to order one following the above link today. Setup took about 5 hours though.

    Might be helpful to someone!

    November 17, 2010 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
  37. Yomero:

    Today, my server was suspended because “SSH atacking” o_O
    I hope they will answer my ticket, because the last was ignored.

    November 17, 2010 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
    • Your ticket answered, Your VPS opening a huge amount of ssh sessions which appear like bruteforcers other machines on the internet from our Data Center.
      Kindly contact us to solve this issue.

      November 19, 2010 @ 2:19 am | Reply
  38. Chris:

    they were listed on http://nohostsland.com/africa/egyptian-vps-at-25-512mb-openvz/ with a good review too. I might try them

    November 19, 2010 @ 4:26 am | Reply
  39. jason:

    I must say I’m SUPER impressed for the price.. But how is it so cheap? Also late night the internet over there is FAST I was getting over 500k/sec from UK & US.. It’s blazing! Right now at 9AM EST I’m getting 92k to California, still not that bad at all!

    Sadly they ban IRC, but it’s no big deal I have VPS’s all over the place, but this is the one with the highest transfer, 1000GB a month!!!

    I must be missing something, it’s simply too good to be true, but I’m glad I prepaid 1 year….!

    November 19, 2010 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  40. zx123:

    do you allow to host proxy website??

    November 20, 2010 @ 2:22 am | Reply
  41. Marikh:


    --2010-11-20 11:37:42-- 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'

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 810K/s in 1m 54s

    2010-11-20 11:39:36 (897 KB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    And uptime on this server is: Uptime: 11:37:35 up 42 days, 23:55.

    November 20, 2010 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  42. Winglet:

    Great package.
    I have two VPS with them. Both working excellent. Here in Serbia, ping is better than from USA servers.

    November 22, 2010 @ 8:26 am | Reply
  43. John:

    great package? their own site is down.

    November 24, 2010 @ 6:21 am | Reply
  44. looks like their website is down, but my VPS is still up…

    November 24, 2010 @ 6:47 am | Reply
  45. Zohair:

    my VPS is down, so as their website :(

    November 24, 2010 @ 8:18 am | Reply
  46. rm:

    They have some network issue related to MTU, I can ssh to my VPS fine, but an attempt to transfer files stalls;
    I issued the command “ifconfig venet0 mtu 1480” and after that everything works fine.
    I suspect their site is not loading for people because of the same problem.

    November 24, 2010 @ 8:21 am | Reply
    • Zohair:

      Thanks it worked :D

      November 24, 2010 @ 9:18 am | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Omg!! That happened to me too :S I will take a note about that tip

      November 28, 2010 @ 2:06 am | Reply
  47. circus:

    Mine is still up (node 7), and i can transfer files just fine.

    November 24, 2010 @ 8:32 am | Reply
  48. DDos attack on the main website caused a little bit of slowing performance..

    November 24, 2010 @ 9:31 am | Reply
  49. Winglet:

    Now is everything OK

    November 24, 2010 @ 10:07 am | Reply
  50. Nickolai Leschov:

    Is there a valid offer from them that I can use for a short term? I can only see $2.00 for 12 months minimum.

    November 27, 2010 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
  51. Be careful with them – they suspended my VPS TWICE for no reason – the first time it was because of “e-mail spam” which was not true – the server actually was sending system status mails to MY OWN e-mail address and absolutely no other e-mail(so, in that case maybe I’m spamming myself ?).

    The second time they suspended my VPS because of “TOS violation, Running Proxy Server” – they DID not said that proxy servers are not allowed in their ToS (if they change that now, I have screenshots of their current ToS). Also I talked with them on the live chat BEFORE creating my account and they said that proxies are allowed.

    In simple words: if you start using a lot of resources (RAM, bandwidth, disk space…) they will “invent” a reason or “ToS violation” and will suspend your VPS (that’s what happened in my case).

    December 8, 2010 @ 1:24 am | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Ok, I don’t want ot, but, here is another customer with troubles…and I will tell you what happened to me.

      First, buyed the VPS
      Submit a ticket for tun with no answer
      Some days after, suspended, reason? SSH “atacking”.
      Opening a ticket… long time after was answered. I was “using” a lot of resources. What resources? They say, a lot of ssh sessions… And?? What’s the problem? Ok, I explained some of my cronjobs issues about opening ssh every minute and some days later was enabled again. By thw way, previous ticket closed…no tun.
      Coming days, all ok, uptime goes well. One morning, I open my ssh session…htop, 300+ processes running. Well, I was hacked. Processes like “ssh-atack” and ssh-scan.. Everything in the logs is dirty, and I figured when the bot rooted my server. Ok, the problem is, the bot only did an attempt and logged in, like my password was “123” or LIKE someone knows my password. ONE!! attempt.

      Then, I have 2 theories:

      There is an SSH exploit not documented.
      Or someone in citynet cracked my password and used my VPS for that bot hAx0r…

      I changed my pass and something more, well, no more rooted vps at this moment.

      I want to emphatize “atack”..do you understand? Why “atack” and not “attack”, in my process list and the mail from citynet? Looks bad, very bad to me….

      Sorry for my English…

      I hope this experience will be helpful for someone else.

      December 8, 2010 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  52. @Yomero Well well that’s rediculous have you ever heard of a data center hacking a vps to use SSH bot? please before you come here and complain be sure that you know enough about your cronjobs that were sat if i am not wrong every second our passwords are well secured and only our clients access their servers unless they needed some help and it’s not done without a support ticket submitted from the same account that bought the service.

    @Evo or Evtimiy do you think it makes any sense inventing a TOS term just to suspended you for no reason we have thousands of clients who are using their servers without getting suspended ah and something else to clarify none of our reps. said and will say we allow hosting web proxies as well as adult contents too so i doubt your theory about inventing a TOS term to suspend you makes any sense because you’ve been a client in our data center for quite long time untill now and nothing happened before things like that can be discussed in our support portal (Live chat,Tickets) not her but if you want to stay with us and give up on using proxy server your more than welcome anytime…

    December 8, 2010 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  53. I haven’t problem with CityNet Host!
    Because of that, i nominated them for best LEB provider for 2010.
    Hey, i didn’t know that proxy is allowed!

    December 8, 2010 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  54. @Winglet Thanks for your nomination and proxy isn’t allowed :)

    December 8, 2010 @ 11:44 am | Reply
    • circus:

      It boggle my mind why would anyone want to set up proxy in egypt? You can’t browse porn.. hehe :D

      December 8, 2010 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  55. Can we distribute Wikileaks documents?

    December 8, 2010 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
    • John:

      LOL! Wanna attract more gov-paid hackers?

      December 8, 2010 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
      • Sorry, but this question is for Khalid :).
        And which gov? I’m from Serbia…

        December 8, 2010 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
  56. @winglet not too sure about wikileaks it popped up a huge political arguements here..anyway will feed you back once i get any update but so far it’s not..thanks for the nomination again :)

    December 8, 2010 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
  57. Thanks Khalid.
    Best regards

    December 8, 2010 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  58. I got this plan and I regret about my choice.
    I’ve been waiting for three days for my domain DNS records. It’s not working yet.
    I have two opened tickets for more than 48 hours and when asked them for a solution to my tickets I got as an answer that they cannot tell me a date, because they have many other problems to solve first.

    Terrible service, not recommended.

    January 27, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

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