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CityNet Host - $15/6 Months 512MB OpenVZ VPS is Back

CityNet Host Mohamed from CityNet Host is trying to push their previous OpenVZ offer for Christmas/Boxing Day. Same deal — just $2.50/month $15/6 Months (there’s a 6 months minimum billing cycle) will get you the following VPS in Egypt:

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

Ordering link here. A big-disk offer that would be useful for off-shore backups I think if you have your main servers in Europe. Mixed experience from previous posts and you’ll be able to find lots of other info such as traceroute, download test, etc.

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  1. The minimum order is 6 months.

    Thanks for posting it LEA :)
    And, don’t you need to sleep now? :D

    December 26, 2010 @ 1:22 am | Reply
    • Argh thanks. Post fixed.

      Sleep?! Waiting for the post-Christmas sales right now :)

      December 26, 2010 @ 1:33 am | Reply
      • Oh… Nice :)
        We don’t have that kind of sales here :D
        It’s already December 26, and 9 AM here. hehe..

        December 26, 2010 @ 2:29 am | Reply
  2. teal:

    How about the data center location? Egypt? O.o

    December 26, 2010 @ 5:30 am | Reply
    • rm:

      Yes, Egypt. :)
      Level3 connection within 50 msec to Paris.

      December 26, 2010 @ 9:36 am | Reply
  3. rb2k:

    My account got disabled because I “used too much resources”.
    No idea what happened, never got further details O_o

    December 26, 2010 @ 11:35 am | Reply
  4. Winglet:

    This is very good company.
    I have few VPS (512MB) and i can only say – GREAT.
    Excellent support, no down time, very good ping from Serbia.

    December 26, 2010 @ 11:59 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      No downtime? It was horrible for me. Lots of downtime, for various reasons. I know I wasn’t the only one, going by other people’s comments. It’s very cheap so if downtime is acceptable then fine, but the least a DC can do is make sure your box is up.

      December 26, 2010 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        I did manual restart some time ago and if I wouldn’t do that it would be 0 downtime since purchase (more then 60 days).

        However if there French router gets ddosed all network goes down. I’m still using it only for testing, great buy for me.

        December 26, 2010 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Yep, it’s network downtime I’m talking about. The box being on but unconnectable makes it just as useless as being powered off.

          December 26, 2010 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
      • Our uptime during December 100%

        December 27, 2010 @ 11:30 am | Reply
  5. derek:

    ping rate is disastrous for me. so i dropped it.

    December 26, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
  6. Dan:

    We’ve had no real problems with CityHost – the staff are very helpful and friendly, the connection to Europe (as mentioned above) is reasonable. Ping to US is not great but then partly to be expected given the geographical location.

    As for downtime, we’ve not experienced any but then we’re not using the box to host websites or anything realtime. a #:w on the box does show that it has only been up for 3 days, and we certainly were not the ones to bounce the box back then. But nothing that has hit us in terms of availability.

    December 26, 2010 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
  7. noknok:

    speed is not really their strong point;

    wget -O /dev/null
    --2010-12-31 03:11:07--
    Connecting to connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600  999K/s   in 3m 20s  
    2010-12-31 03:14:28 (511 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

    support is quite reasonable though

    December 31, 2010 @ 12:14 am | Reply
  8. anna letgueva:

    I think … if they want to offer a good service have to increase their speeds,

    for now .. speed is a shame

    with that service, are not at the level of market


    January 1, 2011 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      You mean network speed? Yes, network can be quite slow. But the VPS itself works quite fast, no complaints.

      January 1, 2011 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
  9. anna letgueva:

    yes, the network speed is a shame

    ping from usa, euro, asia, is ……

    the worst company ever

    January 3, 2011 @ 4:34 am | Reply
  10. They seem really good. Their support is pretty decent and all. They set up rDNS and stuff for me and everything.
    But, yeah, the speeds could use some improvement.

    January 4, 2011 @ 6:05 am | Reply
  11. alex:

    The support ist the worst ever. I am waiting for 7 days (and 2 open tickets) for them to enable TUN after they rebooted the server. They keep rebooting every now and then. My best uptime was about 10 days. Network speed to Germany ist about 100KB/s at best, most of the time its 80.

    Its not worth the money, I went to onexenvps.com, which was hard to configure (64MB RAM and SWAP!!), but once you get create your swap file and lower swapiness its okay. Much faster (Hetzner Data Center!)

    June 7, 2011 @ 8:27 am | Reply

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