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CityNet Host – $24/Year 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Egypt

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 26, 2010 @ 4:02 pm, by LowEndAdmin

CityNet Host They might not have Black Friday there in Egypt but there’s special VPS promotion nevertheless. Mohamed sent me the annual payment version of their 512MB OpenVZ VPS deal. $24/year that gets you the lot. Here’s the sign up form.

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

Most LowEndBox readers would be familiarize with them by now. Otherwise here is a list of their past offers. Basically backed by a telecom there. Cheap VPS. Variable connectivity depending on where you are from. Can be good but can be bad at times.

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51 Comments

  1. Tom:

    Actually this isn’t something specially as there 2.5$/m offer also depends on the term, so I paid 13usd for 6m term. Overall being from Europe this is a perfect test server if you count there central backup.

    November 26, 2010 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  2. I can’t see any test info, but can anyone confirm if the VPS is actually hosted in Egypt ?

    November 26, 2010 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
  3. dannix:

    Acording to http://www.hostip.info/ my vps is located there. I’m using 2,5$ offer with 3 monthly payments.
    See http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/citynet-host-2-50-512mb-openvz-vps-in-egypt/#comment-14396 for more details..
    I’m quite happy with it. The only issue I had till now, is waiting for tun to be working since few days already.

    November 26, 2010 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Yes, since they suspended my account, my ticket about tun was closed and never got activated ¬____¬

      November 26, 2010 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
      • ZTEC:

        Why did you get suspended?

        November 26, 2010 @ 8:14 pm | Reply
  4. John:

    Everything is good but their i.p is all blacklisted, don’t know why.

    November 26, 2010 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
    • dannix:

      For that I’ve opened a ticket, and they solved it.

      November 26, 2010 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Alot Internet Fraud comes from Africa.

      Infact most people in Africa use Internet for Fraud, so you can guess why its blocked.

      November 26, 2010 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
      • circus:

        Most people in Africa? really?

        November 26, 2010 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          I don’t think african people are using african internet for fraud. Why Africas internet traffic is flooded with spams, illegal activites, etc is because the investors from the USA and EU are processing their fraud activities outside their continent. And as you can see Africa is really cheap compared to EU or US(another reason why it is popular).

          November 26, 2010 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          I’m assuming it was a problem in translation, and that he meant most people who do fraud are in Africa.

          I’d say Asia and Eastern Europe are pretty bad too, but there’s no such thing as a Poland scam. We’ve all heard of the Nigerian Letter Scam for a reason.

          November 26, 2010 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      All?

      http://www.mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=blacklist%3a41.223.52.10

      Doesn’t look blacklisted to me. Two no-name spamlists out of 104. It’s fine at Spamhaus/Spamcop/SORBS.

      November 26, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      You can easily un-blacklist your IP yourself.
      Just go to e.g. http://bgp.he.net/ip/41.223.52.10#_rbl (substitute your IP)
      You see that at the moment it is listed in 2 spam RBLs. Go to the website of each, and there’ll be instructions on how to remove an IP from them. Usually it’s pretty easy, automatic and often even instant.

      November 26, 2010 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  5. Tom:

    I just ordered mine.

    I hope everything works well.

    November 26, 2010 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
  6. Heh heh heh… If only my cat, NekoChan, can use a computer and access the Internet, nobody will know whether is it me or Neko who write this post through TOR network.

    Back to business, I can’t say CityNet Host is good or bad, I’ve only tested their $2.50 OpenVPS and $4.00 XEN for less than a month. So far so good, connection speed depends on where I access the server from (UK is good for me).

    November 26, 2010 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
  7. I brought the VPS yesterday. I asked for Ubuntu i got Centos. But this is not a big deal i re-installed Ubuntu via SolusVM panel. Server seems to be fast. I thought of making this server just for testing only. Later, re-installed Debian VPS is no more booting up it is offline. Tried Reboot, Boot and again Re-install no luck VPS is still offline in a $24 365days package 1 day of downtime. I have placed ticket waiting for the response.

    November 28, 2010 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
    • Got the same experience, some of the OS image failed to reboot.

      November 29, 2010 @ 3:10 am | Reply
      • rm:

        Do you by any chance reinstall to images that have “(Xen PV)” in the end, afaik they are casually listed among others, but won’t work on your OpenVZ VPS, you need to choose the ones that don’t have “Xen” in the name.

        November 29, 2010 @ 5:09 am | Reply
  8. I did not install any image with name (Xen-PV) I tried Re-installing Ubuntu, Debian, again Ubuntu. Wat ever i install OpenVZ never booted up. Finally placed the ticket. I got the reply from support “your IP is pingable”. I logged into the panel and noticed that my OS is CentOS now… thatz Amazing.. I don’t need CentOS. So i Re-installed Ubuntu :( offline again. Looks like most of the OS images are corrupted.

    November 29, 2010 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      Fully understand your dismay, who in the world needs CentOS. :)
      I got CentOS instead of the requested Debian initially too, but then I reinstalled to Debian 64-bit from the panel, and that fortunately worked fine, so didn’t bother to raise an issue.
      Maybe something is different on your node which makes those images non-functional.

      November 29, 2010 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  9. Now i re-installed Ubuntu finally it is online. I have decided this will be strictly test VPS :p

    November 29, 2010 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
    • We had a problem with a core router at 1:40AM. We apologize for service outage.
      Problem fixed at 2:55AM

      December 1, 2010 @ 1:02 am | Reply
  10. Their website is down. And also I can not login to the SOlusvm.
    Did they have some problem in the dns?

    November 30, 2010 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
  11. Jordan:

    Same here. SolusVM inaccessible as well as their site.

    December 1, 2010 @ 12:10 am | Reply
  12. techDarko:

    Also having issues here, VPS is down, SolusVM, Main site, and Customer Panel all down.

    December 1, 2010 @ 12:40 am | Reply
  13. We apologize for service outage.
    Problem fixed at 2:55AM

    December 1, 2010 @ 1:31 am | Reply
  14. I needed Ubuntu 10.10 OS and i had two unused VPS one from citynethost and another NordicVPS. So I sent a request to both support to make available Ubuntu 10.10. Citynethost replied promptly and they have updated there SolusVM and now the Ubuntu 10.10 is available. NordicVPS servers are good and performs well, but support bad they have not replied at all.

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
  15. bzhzhzh:

    # uptime
    18:38:50 up 56 days, 28 min, 1 user, load average: 0.12, 0.03, 0.01

    And transferred about 700 GB last month, running a Tor relay (no exit ports) :)

    December 4, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  16. So far so good. Connection speeds run around 200-900k/sec to the US as expected. I’m monitoring uptime, but I only have a few days worth of statistics (100%), so I’ll post again if the uptime goes downhill much.

    December 5, 2010 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
  17. riki:

    citynet is fuking down 2days. and still now down CityNetNode15

    December 11, 2010 @ 9:42 am | Reply
    • Christian:

      Have you opened a ticket?
      My 2 VPS with citynethost are working well, maybe they have some issues on their node15.

      December 11, 2010 @ 11:03 am | Reply
  18. Umut:

    Anyone bought a domainname from them, mine is not working! Their 4PSA dns manager license has expired!

    December 11, 2010 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
    • We fixed our License issue. it is working fine now.

      December 14, 2010 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
      • Bjorn:

        Really? I got a domain 2 weeks ago and its still not working…
        The fact that I can’t even enter the DNS manager isn’t helping either.

        And yes, I did mention this in my support ticket, but it was closed without an anwser..

        January 28, 2011 @ 12:19 am | Reply
  19. citynetcustomersupportisbad:

    this is a chat i had with them…. i got suspended without any evidence and proof. and i am totally in the dark as I am totally a new customer.

    System 21:50:16
    System is getting started. [Mon Dec 20 2010 21:50:16 GMT+0800]

    A representative will be connected, please be patient.

    Khaled enters the chatroom.
    Khaled 21:50:34
    Hello —–, my name is Khaled, how may I help you?
    —– 21:51:18
    my server is suspended for so long without proper explanation.

    can you view ticket View Ticket #499273

    Khaled 21:51:41
    The reason has been submitted already which was e-mail spammin

    You’ll be updated witht he proof asap.

    —– 21:51:54
    where is the proof?

    how it happened

    and most of all, i did not do anything

    infact i just started this vps

    Khaled 21:52:28
    As i said you’ll be updated on your opened ticket
    —– 21:52:43
    you can check, when this ticket was opened

    15

    dec

    already a week

    of outage

    without any reason

    Khaled 21:53:41
    Please hold on
    —– 21:53:44
    i really demand proper proof and action for me to work on

    you know… im totally in a dark

    to what happened and what to do

    i am completely a new customer

    really appreciate some help
    Khaled 21:55:29
    Thank you for waiting

    I can’t help it

    —– 21:55:47
    ?

    so what to do?

    Khaled 21:56:17
    Not my issue
    —– 21:56:29
    then what should i do?

    i cant contact someone for help?

    its a bit ridiculous
    Khaled 21:57:37
    Excuse me i am not here to be offended somehow by somebody who didn’t even care for a little bit of respect to our company rules/policies
    —– 21:57:50
    what are you saying?

    i am asking for help, and you are saying i didnt care

    i dont know what actually happened
    Khaled 21:58:33
    simple question
    —– 21:58:33
    and now you are criticizing me

    really ridiculous

    Khaled 21:58:45
    Is there anything else a part from that i can help you with?
    —– 21:58:47
    im so pissed off

    i need to know what to do

    thats basically it

    and you still havent answered me

    thats what i need to know

    and now you are criticizing me who doesnt care… when i dont know what happened

    Khaled 21:59:52
    You’ll be updated on your opened ticket once any of our legal team comes online
    —– 22:00:09
    is there ways i can contact them?
    Khaled 22:00:33
    Nope

    Just keep an eye

    on your e-mail
    —– 22:00:40
    damn it

    its really dumb company

    do u usually operate this way?
    System 22:01:08
    The representative has left the conversation. If you have further questions please leave a message: Leave message. Thank you!

    December 20, 2010 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
  20. bob:

    Dont know if that work fine for you on this offer, but on the 2dolls/month, speeds are awfully slow and pings really high… overselling?

    :)

    January 16, 2011 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
  21. Bjorn:

    Both my vps server and their website have been offline for the last few hours…

    January 28, 2011 @ 12:23 am | Reply
  22. lolz3r:

    Their website and all servers have been down since yesterday! -.-

    January 28, 2011 @ 9:37 am | Reply
  23. Darshan:

    Everything are down. Even your site is not working :(((((((((((

    Can’t you inform to your client???

    I will cancel my VPS when you guys will be UP.

    January 28, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  24. bob:

    Egypt’s internet is down lolz3r…

    January 28, 2011 @ 10:05 pm | Reply
    • Where’s Fox Mulder when you need him? The one time it actually is a secret government conspiracy….

      January 29, 2011 @ 12:15 am | Reply
  25. vetrg:

    Disabling Internet and mobile communications within the whole country – it is very unusual.

    January 29, 2011 @ 2:27 am | Reply
  26. Egypt’s internet is back!

    February 2, 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
  27. Josh:

    Well, ordered VPS-512-OpenVZ last night, this morning info got though but everything is down… Is this common practice?

    April 8, 2011 @ 7:19 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      There are few better hosts if you like sporadic downtime.

      April 8, 2011 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

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