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CityNetHost – $2.50 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Egypt

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 17, 2010 @ 9:20 am, by LowEndAdmin

CityNetHost Mohamed from CityNotHost sent me an email about their latest VPS offer. It was Xen last time around, and now for $2.50/month you can get the following OpenVZ package.

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers should be in Egypt, and do check our last post on comments regarding to their operations. That’s quite a lot of online storage for $2.50/month. How sustainable? I have no idea but they are backed by a telecommunication company there in Egypt. This kind of deals do make me wonder — what’s the point writing articles on running website on small VMs, when the cost of a cup of coffee can get you half a gig of memory with big disk and large data allowance (provided that those are not severely oversold :)

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217 Comments

  1. good offer, looking for reviews before giving a try :)

    August 17, 2010 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  2. Dean:
    wget --no-proxy -O /dev/null http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    --2010-08-17 13:19:31--  http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    Resolving www.citynethost.com... 196.46.188.10
    Connecting to www.citynethost.com|196.46.188.10|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 10494376 (10M) [application/x-zip-compressed]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 10,494,376   412K/s   in 26s     
    
    2010-08-17 13:19:58 (392 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [10494376/10494376]
    

    392 KB/s = 1.03×10^9 kB/mo (kilobytes per month) = 1.03 TB/mo.

    August 17, 2010 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  3. Wow nice!

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:02 am | Reply
  4. I hope they have better I/O then the last Spacerich offer. I just cancelled that

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:02 am | Reply
  5. Michael:

    I’d urge all readers of this website to check out the previous offer CityNetHost has on here. Some strong accusations were made regarding network quality, service etc… and the way Mohammed answered them didn’t really regain my confidence. Sure it’s cheap enough to try, but I will be staying well away.

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:08 am | Reply
  6. @Dean — thanks for posting that. That explains 1TB/month. 3Mbps is not too bad though for many applications.

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  7. Thanks @Dean for posting the results. You saved my $2.5 :)

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  8. dyn:

    Download to NL server:

    --2010-08-17 11:35:42--  http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    Resolving www.citynethost.com... 196.46.188.10
    Connecting to www.citynethost.com|196.46.188.10|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 10494376 (10M) [application/x-zip-compressed]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[============================================================================================================================================>] 10,494,376   932K/s   in 11s
    
    2010-08-17 11:35:56 (910 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [10494376/10494376]
    
    August 17, 2010 @ 11:37 am | Reply
  9. Tom:

    I personally find it funny to limit speed to 400KB, with a minimum ad campaign running, browsing the site would be more slugish then having an oversold node. Just imagine all visitors with at least 3 mbps broadband when 1 person loads a page with some media (like a gallery), even having a few pics he will request the max available speed and how will it feel when there will be 20 visitors on the same page? 150kbps with spikes per visitor?

    I see some providers offering 10mpbs unlimited, but going for 100mbps capped is *always* a better decision when it comes to hosting something more then an app or a blog about my cat (like a vb/ipb forum, a gallery).

    I’m always happy when I am able to download with my maximum 20mbps (without any peering!) speed from any part of the word as long as the server supports it and I totally wouldn’t want to remember my dark dial up days -.-

    Raising your budget by like 1, 1.5$ you can get more or less the same offer from OVH or Hetzner resellers with proper 100mbps ports.

    August 17, 2010 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
  10. dyn:

    That was just a speed test from main web site (http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip), how can you tell they are limiting anything on VPS nodes? I got almost 910 KB/s, but this doesn’t mean VPS node is limited or not limited. Dean’s post above is very misleading.

    Bigger problem is, they are not accepting PayPal, it seems.

    August 17, 2010 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
  11. Dean:

    Well dyn is right.

    But I talked with them and they told me “Our servers connected with 155mbps”.
    I just think someone overload there network or smth.

    August 17, 2010 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
  12. eLohkCalb:

    FYI, from UK (xenvz)

    --2010-08-17 20:17:37--  http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    Resolving www.citynethost.com... 196.46.188.10
    Connecting to www.citynethost.com|196.46.188.10|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 10494376 (10M) [application/x-zip-compressed]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 10,494,376   961K/s   in 11s
    
    2010-08-17 20:17:50 (936 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [10494376/10494376]
    
    August 17, 2010 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
  13. Tom:

    Then it’s good offer for locals, maybe they can get a good burst in Egypt.

    August 17, 2010 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
  14. Anonymous:

    Just avoid this company. Even in Egypt they are not considered a good operator

    August 17, 2010 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
  15. @Anonymous: can you let me know best provider in Egypt

    August 17, 2010 @ 12:42 pm | Reply
  16. Mike:

    I purchased one of their VPSes the last time around, and have no complaints as of yet. Per-connection speeds are perfectly adequate, given the location – apt-get updates at over 2Mbps from the Debian mirror in Turkey – and their support seems perfectly competent.

    Can they compete, in terms of infrastructure and connectivity, with datacenters in Hamburg, or Chicago, or Texas? Of course not. Are they trying to? No.

    Are there anonymous bigots trying to defame them here? You work that one out…

    August 17, 2010 @ 1:03 pm | Reply
  17. Tor Exit Node Operator:

    Tor works fine as an exit node with this plan. I got the yearly $24 plan!

    August 17, 2010 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
  18. Anonymous:

    @Mike: LOL – not trying to defame anyone. Its just not a company that anyone who knew the market in Egypt would ever consider, thats probably why they are looking abroad for customers.

    @Minh: TEData is best bet

    August 17, 2010 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  19. Ping to their main site (citynethost.com) seems to be perfectly adequate from US and Europe: http://www.pingbrigade.com/result/b7486ecf331ba191d807d467eebb94bbdac9fd55#world. I guess that’s as good a metric as any since that’s where they host their test files (http://citynethost.com/testspeed.asp).

    August 17, 2010 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
  20. Dave:

    No Paypal? Dealbreaker for me.

    August 17, 2010 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  21. @Michael,Anonymous few simple words don’t judge anything without giving it a try/practicing it.

    @Mike,Nor your words are so much appreciated as it’s not a compliment you both are just people who have mind and thinking,trying fairly judging Pleasure to serve you and we’ll always improve our services for our clients.

    Have a nice day all.

    Khalid Ahmed
    CityNet host sales team

    August 17, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  22. ### From Germany / Hetzner ###

    wget http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip -O /dev/null
    --2010-08-17 16:11:48--  http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    Resolving www.citynethost.com... 196.46.188.10
    Connecting to www.citynethost.com|196.46.188.10|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 10494376 (10M) [application/x-zip-compressed]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 10,494,376   977K/s   in 11s
    
    2010-08-17 16:11:59 (959 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [10494376/10494376]
    

    ### From UK / RackVM ###

    wget http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip -O /dev/null
    --2010-08-17 18:13:04--  http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    Auflösen des Hostnamen »www.citynethost.com«.... 196.46.188.10
    Verbindungsaufbau zu www.citynethost.com|196.46.188.10|:80... verbunden.
    HTTP Anforderung gesendet, warte auf Antwort... 200 OK
    Länge: 10494376 (10M) [application/x-zip-compressed]
    In »/dev/null« speichern.
    
    100%[======================================>] 10.494.376   234K/s   in 34s
    
    2010-08-17 18:13:39 (301 KB/s) - »/dev/null« gespeichert [10494376/10494376]
    
    August 17, 2010 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  23. static:~# wget http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    --2010-08-17 21:17:35--  http://www.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip
    Resolving www.citynethost.com... 196.46.188.10
    Connecting to www.citynethost.com|196.46.188.10|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 10494376 (10M) [application/x-zip-compressed]
    Saving to: `10mbf.zip'
    
    100%[======================================>] 10,494,376   758K/s   in 14s
    
    2010-08-17 21:17:50 (740 KB/s) - `10mbf.zip' saved [10494376/10494376]
    
    static:~#

    Slow speeds for me too in Hetzner, DE. (Germany)

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
  24. santosh:

    Hoo.ww….

    It a gr88 price 24/yr with 512MBram bust 1024MB ram

    main issue is the payment gateway its Creditcard its hard to provide for this type of company (lack of trust),

    i would have give i try if they support paypal.

    August 17, 2010 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  25. @ Anonymous >

    Please let me know where in Egypt you can order VPS Server or Dedicated Server online, Pay online, get your server within few hours. CITYNETHOST.COM (only).

    We are the only VPS and Dedicated Server Provider in Egypt with 24/7 Support and Lowest Prices, online support, 99.9% up time, ……….. !!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Anonymous please let me know who are you.

    @ PayPal posts > PAYPAL coming within few days

    August 17, 2010 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
  26. @Anonymous

    TEData is best bet.

    http://www.tedata.net They do not offer VPS or Dedicated Servers up till now 17-AUG-2010!!

    August 17, 2010 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
  27. Bob Saunders:

    I have Xen 256 account for 2 weeks and have received EXCELLENT service and help from CityNet.
    I’m one happy customer and thrilled with the price and service. Fast enough speed too from Australia.
    I intend to buy a 512meg and 50 GB VZ VPS as soon as they organise PayPal.

    August 18, 2010 @ 1:40 am | Reply
  28. Tor Exit Node Operator:

    I chose Xen rather than OpenVZ during the sign up, realized that Xen wasn’t working with the software I wanted to run so I emailed Khalid – he said no problem and switched me over very quickly!

    August 18, 2010 @ 3:25 am | Reply
  29. Anonymous:

    @Mtalaat – you cannot offer Paypal, Egypt is on the prohibited list for Paypal.

    August 18, 2010 @ 8:59 am | Reply
  30. @Anonymous

    Credit Card, CashU, and Wire Transfer payment available, PayPal very soon through UK Partner.

    August 18, 2010 @ 9:58 am | Reply
  31. The benchmark was taken on CentOS 5.5 32-bit with Unix Bench 5.1.2:

    OS: GNU/Linux — 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 — #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010
    Machine: i686 (i386)
    Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap=”UTF-8″, collate=”UTF-8″)
    CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.2 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
    CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.3 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
    CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.4 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
    CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.3 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
    15:16:41 up 16:09, 1 user, load average: 0.15, 0.03, 0.01; runlevel 3

    ————————————————————————
    Benchmark Run: Wed Aug 18 2010 15:16:41 – 15:45:04
    4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 4124320.4 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone 1004.3 MWIPS (10.8 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput 1701.1 lps (29.7 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 228183.0 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 67367.7 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 503436.2 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput 414605.4 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching 75131.2 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation 5778.7 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 2269.0 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 524.2 lpm (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead 350930.5 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

    System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 4124320.4 353.4
    Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 1004.3 182.6
    Execl Throughput 43.0 1701.1 395.6
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 228183.0 576.2
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 67367.7 407.1
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 503436.2 868.0
    Pipe Throughput 12440.0 414605.4 333.3
    Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 75131.2 187.8
    Process Creation 126.0 5778.7 458.6
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 2269.0 535.1
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 524.2 873.7
    System Call Overhead 15000.0 350930.5 234.0
    ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score 399.1

    ————————————————————————
    Benchmark Run: Wed Aug 18 2010 15:45:04 – 16:13:49
    4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 9407841.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone 3386.4 MWIPS (10.6 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput 3275.8 lps (29.7 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 210500.5 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 64480.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 376751.5 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput 890990.7 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching 210964.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation 10179.6 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 4037.0 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 559.9 lpm (60.2 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead 922751.1 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

    System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 9407841.0 806.2
    Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 3386.4 615.7
    Execl Throughput 43.0 3275.8 761.8
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 210500.5 531.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 64480.9 389.6
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 376751.5 649.6
    Pipe Throughput 12440.0 890990.7 716.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 210964.0 527.4
    Process Creation 126.0 10179.6 807.9
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 4037.0 952.1
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 559.9 933.2
    System Call Overhead 15000.0 922751.1 615.2
    ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score 672.0

    August 18, 2010 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
  32. dyn:

    Shame on Paypal to block Egypt.

    August 18, 2010 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  33. Look at it for what it is. Even on 155M/sec burst, it would still be slow d/t location. Though, with all that space and a (theoretically) reliable parent company, it would probably be a great option for data storage and archiving.

    August 18, 2010 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  34. Anonymous:

    They just rent a rack at a datacentre in Cairo, its not special. Also check the amount of bandwidth going into Egypt, if they have 155Mbps (STM-1) they have cornered a big chunk of the national capacity! Its more likely that the datacentre they are in has 155Mbps into the WHOLE datacentre and they buy a few Mbps from them.

    August 18, 2010 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
  35. @Anonymous I just want to know what’s your issue?
    pointless posts if it was techincal general posts it would be ok but you have’nt even tried any of our services, as we(CityNet team) care about peoples review we’re inviting you to join us for a couple of days just to give out true technical feed back to people as that’s what i believe this blog was made for.

    August 18, 2010 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  36. @Anonymouse Well this provider-bashing is really getting me annoyed and im pretty sure everyone else in the community feel the same to some extent. Either bring proof to your points or please stop this

    August 18, 2010 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
  37. soda:

    How to pay this via paypal??

    August 18, 2010 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  38. xenu:

    > Mohamed from CityNotHost sent me an email about their latest VPS offer. It was Xen last time around,

    There’s typo in name, also probably i’ll order VPS tommorow :)

    August 18, 2010 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
  39. Dean:

    Ok, finally I bought 6months vps with them.
    Speed result for cachefly:

    root@dean:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /div/null
    /div/null: No such file or directory
    root@dean:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2010-08-18 23:07:09--  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 1.21M/s   in 84s    
    
    2010-08-18 23:08:32 (1.20 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    My point of view:
    I had a lot of troubles with Mohammad from their support… but Khalid is great guy and he aided me a lot.
    So I think in the end it was worth it..

    August 18, 2010 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
  40. Anonymous:

    @Asim – you can examine the facts for yourself. Check out their IP range, check their license with NTRA (Egyptian regulator), phone their datacentre or be one of their ‘longterm’ customers. The information is there if you want to see it.

    @Khalid – Who says I haven’t tried your services extensively already?

    August 18, 2010 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
  41. While Internet anonymity gives everyone a voice, I think “Anonymous” might have gone too far. I know you might have years of experience in the industry, but as representative of hosting companies I do not think it is appropriate to continuously repeat what you have already said. Commented once/twice would be enough, and please just leave it and let consumers like myself to digest and make judgement.

    August 19, 2010 @ 12:49 am | Reply
  42. Regarding NTRA issue and IP Address Range.

    * CityNet Telecom Licensed From NTRA (Egyptian Regulation) on July 2006

    * OUR IP Addresses Range Registered to CITYNET TELECOM, S.A.E. check with domaintools.com or Afrinic.net
    e.g. IP 196.46.188.1

    * we are Afrinic Member Since 2005 http://www.afrinic.net

    * CityNet Autonomous number AS33785.

    * CityNet Call Center Phone number 19260 from inside Egypt or +20 15354448 from any other country.

    August 19, 2010 @ 1:54 am | Reply
  43. @Mtalaat: Please support Paypal :)

    August 19, 2010 @ 2:12 am | Reply
  44. @citynethost-customer
    How about their network & node uptime ?

    August 19, 2010 @ 3:04 am | Reply
  45. Tor Exit Node Operator:

    They cannot support Paypal when Paypal won’t operate in their country. If you are so concerned about your credit card, go purchase a non-reloadable debit gift card from a gas station, drug store, grocery store. The average rate to purchase one is the amount you want plus an activation fee of $5-8. Do not get Wal-Mart RELOADABLE gift cards. They charge a monthly fee. I’ve had excellent success with “A Gift For You” (giftcardmall.com – it’ll say this on the back) or “VanillaVisa” cards.

    Just go online, toss in your info and activate it online.

    The Wal-Mart Green Dot cards take a few days for you to get your personalized card. We don’t need that.

    August 19, 2010 @ 5:35 am | Reply
  46. @Admin That’s fair enough

    @Tor Thanks for your suggestion

    @All Just keep an eye always on our offers

    August 19, 2010 @ 9:34 am | Reply
  47. xenu:

    Just ordered, everything works fine but it’s too bad that irc isn’t allowed :(

    August 19, 2010 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  48. marikh:

    What else isn’t allowed?

    August 19, 2010 @ 12:42 pm | Reply
  49. Spirit:

    IRC isn’t allowed? I can’t find this in their TOS.
    But anyway.. who would like to have some bouncher from Egypt connected to some .us, .eu or asian IRC network anyway?

    (Connection reset by peer)

    (Ping timeout)

    (EOF From client)

    August 19, 2010 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
  50. A.:

    I agree, Mr.Tor; buying prepaid debit cards is the way to go when buying items online… minus the tossing in of *your* info. ;)

    August 19, 2010 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  51. santosh:

    From blazevps

    [root@ns wgets]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --08:31:49--  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 53.9M/s   in 1.9s
    
    08:32:01 (53.9 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    [root@ns wgets]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --08:32:34--  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'
    
    100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 67.0M/s   in 1.5s
    
    08:32:46 (67.0 MB/s) - `100mb.test.1' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    August 20, 2010 @ 4:34 am | Reply
  52. I ordered a backup VPS from CityNetHost a few days ago, so far I am extremely pleased with both the service and the technical support. Khalid was wonderful at answering all of my questions. I could not be happier. Hopefully I wont run into any issues. As for the Paypal issue. A re-loadable credit card is a great work around.

    August 20, 2010 @ 4:55 am | Reply
  53. @Santosh – I don’t see how a wget result on cachefly from your BlazeVPS system contributes to this post?

    August 20, 2010 @ 9:33 am | Reply
  54. joey:

    Yeah, waiting for paypal, too.

    August 20, 2010 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  55. Nico:

    Hum, interesting. Is there anything else not allowed? And is there just not allowed or are there some blocked ports? (somebody who has a server there could please try?)

    Anyway, how is it possible to offer that for so cheap? Just a way to get the company known?

    August 20, 2010 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
  56. I purchased a CityNet VPS for use as a backup to my existing VPS server. Though I’ve only had it for a few days now, the biggest problem I had is with DNSBL (blacklisting) of their IP’s.

    The range they are using for their VPS’s has apparently recently been converted from dynamic DSL…in fact, they are still listed as follows:
    inetnum: 196.46.189.0 – 196.46.191.255
    netname: CITYNET
    descr: DSL IP Pools

    Additionally, the whole “C” class is listed and pretty dirty, according to RATS-Dyna…however, all DNSBL’s where my CityNet IP was listed have responded (within approximately 48 hours) and my IP is now clean, so maybe the DNSBL listing isn’t as bad of an issue as I first thought.

    Just my 72 hours of experience and 2 cents worth.

    – Acorp

    August 21, 2010 @ 6:39 am | Reply
  57. Tor Exit Node Operator:

    I would not opt for a reloadable debit card because they will charge you monthly. A gift card, or non-reloadable one, will not charge you a monthly fee for the service usually past the 13th month of first use of the card. Reloadable cards, like Wal-Mart’s Green Dot, will charge you each month a few dollars.

    August 21, 2010 @ 9:55 am | Reply
  58. Nico:

    Tor exit not operator: had no problem running your node? (no port blocked or other problems?) Can you get good enough speed?

    Anyway, the paiement is not done once for all, but they charge you like 2 dollars a month?

    Weird!

    August 21, 2010 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  59. @Acorp

    This problem fixed after your notification by 2 hours!

    route: 196.46.188.0/22
    descr: Dedicated Services
    origin: AS33785
    mnt-by: CITYNET294-MNT
    source: RIPE # Filtered

    % Information related to ‘196.46.189.0/24AS33785’

    route: 196.46.189.0/24
    descr: Dedicated Servers
    origin: AS33785
    mnt-by: CITYNET294-MNT
    source: RIPE # Filtered

    August 21, 2010 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
  60. Nico:

    Hum, http://client.citynethost.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=23 is down right now…

    For how long will this offer be available? Is there a limited number of accounts that can be created or something like that?

    Thx!

    August 21, 2010 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
  61. Mark:

    Yeah Nico is right, the offer is on the website, but the order-form takes you to the “normal” offers only – pretty sad, would have loved to have one in Africa, but hey – if they don’t want our business, so be it.

    August 21, 2010 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
  62. Dear ALL

    We have just updated our Web site to the latest WHMCS version released few days ago.

    Sorry for the down time.

    You can place your order now guys :)

    August 22, 2010 @ 4:08 am | Reply
  63. @ Mark

    This is Link to $2.50 512MB VPS OpenVZ offer

    http://www.citynethost.com/vps104offer.asp

    August 22, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
  64. CityNet Host New Payment Options

    AlertPay and MoneyBokers.com, and Credit Card as well.

    August 22, 2010 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  65. Wow nice. Now I can also process my invoices :)

    August 22, 2010 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  66. joey:

    Will you accept Liberty Reserve, too?

    August 23, 2010 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  67. rm:

    What is the situation with IPv6, is it planned, how soon?
    Are tunnels supported? (tun, sit modules in the kernel)?

    August 23, 2010 @ 6:23 am | Reply
  68. ========================================================================
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: eg: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5.028stab070.2 -- #1 SMP Tue Jul 6 14:55:39 MSD 2010
       Machine: i686 (unknown)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.4 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.3 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.4 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       11:47:04 up  1:09,  1 user,  load average: 0.40, 0.26, 0.12; runlevel 2
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Mon Aug 23 2010 11:47:04 - 12:15:17
    4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        5243041.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     1153.1 MWIPS (10.7 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               1707.2 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        226238.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           66464.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        508520.0 KBps  (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              435043.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                  81554.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               5641.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3257.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    709.7 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         359200.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    5243041.5    449.3
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       1153.1    209.6
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1707.2    397.0
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     226238.4    571.3
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      66464.0    401.6
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     508520.0    876.8
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     435043.5    349.7
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      81554.6    203.9
    Process Creation                                126.0       5641.5    447.7
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3257.0    768.2
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        709.7   1182.8
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     359200.2    239.5
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         439.7
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Mon Aug 23 2010 12:15:17 - 12:43:39
    4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       11938424.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     3537.5 MWIPS (10.7 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               3450.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        218417.9 KBps  (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           63767.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        341650.2 KBps  (30.2 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              996191.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 232170.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              10109.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5723.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    755.6 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         976416.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   11938424.7   1023.0
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3537.5    643.2
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3450.8    802.5
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     218417.9    551.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      63767.0    385.3
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     341650.2    589.1
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     996191.5    800.8
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     232170.0    580.4
    Process Creation                                126.0      10109.8    802.4
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5723.6   1349.9
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        755.6   1259.3
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     976416.9    650.9
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         740.7
    
    August 23, 2010 @ 7:43 am | Reply
  69. mkn:

    Well, it took a few hours but now my VPS is up. I only ordered it for testing purposes and everything seems to work as well as one can expect for the price. Cannot say much about the speed yet but really: do you expect to get top service for bottom price?

    For a developer/tester this looks just fine for the price. Well, OpenVZ is absolutely not what I prefer but once again: price matters.

    August 23, 2010 @ 8:13 am | Reply
  70. @mkn
    We are not providing only Low specs VPS, we also provide premium VPS Packages on Xen and OpenVZ platform, check other VPS packages http://www.citynethost.com/vps.asp

    August 23, 2010 @ 9:00 am | Reply
  71. marikh:

    Why i can’t order special offer with one-month payment?

    August 23, 2010 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  72. My VPS is up, no issues but the SolusVM itself is down. How can I open support tickets?

    August 23, 2010 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
  73. When will you support Paypal?

    August 24, 2010 @ 1:29 am | Reply
  74. eLohkCalb:

    @Asim

    Hmm, I can access the SolusVM.

    Anyway you may submit ticket at http://client.citynethost.com/, or just send an email (http://www.citynethost.com/contactus.asp) to the support.

    August 24, 2010 @ 2:43 am | Reply
  75. @Asim Zeeshan

    you can open support ticket the same way you you sent us a ticket asking about available payment options.
    CityNet URL to ticket system. http://client.citynethost.com/

    VPS Control Panel always up you may need to add (:5353) to the end of the control panel URL.

    Have a nice time.

    August 24, 2010 @ 3:49 am | Reply
  76. @Mtalaat I know about how to creat a ticket but your entire website + WHMCS was down. However, the VPS was running all the time :)

    August 24, 2010 @ 4:31 am | Reply
  77. Tor Exit Node Operator:

    Paypal does not operate in Egypt

    August 24, 2010 @ 4:53 am | Reply
  78. Not sure about the rest, but the uptime isn’t great so far for the node I’m on. This is not a complain though, but for those who are interested, take note that the VPS may be restarted anytime without warning.

    http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1053/citynethost.jpg

    Other than that things work perfectly fine.

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  79. @eLohkCalb – Graphs show this for me to on my SpaceRich VPS. I don’t actually have downtime though – It is just a problem with the graph.

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:21 am | Reply
  80. @Jackk

    I’m sure it’s down. I can’t SSH, and the website I put on cherokee is down too. I have nagios installed and am monitoring the uptime too. :)

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:24 am | Reply
  81. Ah OK then – Hope you don’t experience too much! xD

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:24 am | Reply
  82. I am not sure why you do not talk with us before you post here guys :)

    It was a Node Restart. a customer trying to abuse the service, suspended a vm then restarted.
    it is ok now

    August 24, 2010 @ 11:53 am | Reply
  83. Mark:

    They changed the offer to $7.50 for 3 months now, sneaky :)

    August 25, 2010 @ 10:24 am | Reply
  84. John:

    Hey!

    Are all ports open / available?
    When you say IRC is forbidden: is it blocked and even accessing an irc server with a text client for example is not possible or is it only forbidden to set up an irc server?
    Is tor node allowed? (as it uses lot of ressources) : tor admin, did you have any problem?

    thx!

    August 25, 2010 @ 10:54 pm | Reply
  85. rm:

    I do not understand why someone said that IRC is forbidden, there is nothing about it in TOS, and IRC ports are not blocked.

    As for the service itself, the VPS works ok, however I am still waiting some kernel modules that I requested to be loaded. When this is done, I will be fully satisfied with the service.

    August 26, 2010 @ 7:56 am | Reply
  86. Go into live chat they do not have it explicitly stated however the livechat sales rep will tell you that it is forbidden. I feel like their TOS is not very clear. Almost as if they leave it open with enough room to accidentally hang yourself.

    Just my 2 cents.

    August 26, 2010 @ 8:10 am | Reply
  87. @Cody,

    Sorry for not able to allow IRC Service.
    our Terms modified to mention the following

    Sending unsolicited email (spamming), using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bots / clients / servers / bouncers is prohibited. Flooding, cloning, spoofing, harassment, or otherwise hindering the ability of others to properly use IRC is prohibited. Impersonating other users, advertising, and spamming via IRC is prohibited. IRC services which are serving as a command and control channels for bots are prohibited.

    August 26, 2010 @ 8:38 am | Reply
  88. z:

    You’re talking like IRC was invented for botnets or something else which is illegal :O

    August 26, 2010 @ 9:26 am | Reply
  89. @Mtalatt,

    Thank you for clearing everything up on your terms of service page, when I first looked through them I found it a little disheartening that there was so much left out. I like to be able to know exactly what I can and can not do on a provider’s servers. I realize developing the perfect TOS is a time consuming endeavor, and I thank you for taking the time to clarify everything, it shows you care about what your customers think.

    @z,
    You’re comment made my day.

    August 26, 2010 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  90. Mark:

    still, changing to 3-months-minimum sucks (sorry, just my opinion)

    August 28, 2010 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  91. @Mark

    only $7.50 Quarterly!!
    * 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
    * 50GB storage
    * 1000GB/month data transfer
    * OpenVZ/SolusVM

    Can you find a better price with same specs.

    August 28, 2010 @ 2:26 am | Reply
  92. Dragon:

    Waiting for the PAYPAL payment option.

    August 29, 2010 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
  93. I signed up 9 days ago, my account is still stuck in the “Pending” status.

    I’ve opened a ticket and asked them to cancel and refund my fees. We’ll see how it goes.

    Doug

    August 30, 2010 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  94. John:

    Did order and got my VPS the day after. Maybe i’ve been lucky but so far it’s working.

    I’m wondering if it’s really possible to use 1TB a month as the “It was a Node Restart. a customer trying to abuse the service, suspended a vm then restarted.” didn’t sound good…

    Tor node operator, still no problem?

    Anyway, little wget to check out the download speed:

    –2010-08-30 10:13:12– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 140.99.94.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.94.175|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.38M/s in 44s

    2010-08-30 10:13:56 (2.29 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    FINISHED –2010-08-30 10:13:56–
    Downloaded: 1 files, 100M in 44s (2.29 MB/s)

    August 30, 2010 @ 8:23 am | Reply
  95. John:

    Downloading the same file hosted on the citynet VPS from another server (NL) to test the upload speed:

    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.82M/s in 37s

    2010-08-30 09:30:01 (2.67 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved

    August 30, 2010 @ 8:33 am | Reply
  96. Sushi:

    why don’t they just use a payment gateway like 2checkout.com so that way all paypal payments can be converted to bank fundings

    August 30, 2010 @ 9:55 am | Reply
  97. @Doug Eubanjs
    (I signed up 9 days ago, my account is still stuck in the “Pending” status.)

    We refunded your $2.50 payment according to your request.
    All our Orders completed within 2 hours. We process a lot of orders daily due to our very low $2.50 512MB VPS offer. You had to contact us during the last 9 days to know why your order pending, but we did not hear from you.

    if you still want your VPS retry to order.

    August 30, 2010 @ 11:00 am | Reply
  98. Irson:

    Interesting…

    Mtalaat: why did you start a so cheap offer? To experiment with the market? To use more bandwidth and test your capacities, to help your company be known?

    How can that be economically reliable if there is no overselling?

    August 30, 2010 @ 11:58 am | Reply
  99. Just wanted to reply to what Mtalaat wrote.

    I re-read the four “Welcome”/”Payment Accepted”/”Thanks” messages I received when I signed up. None of them mentioned that I “had to contact us during the last 9 days to know why your order pending, but we did not hear from you”.

    Also, obviously not all of your orders are filled within 2 hours, I believe mine would have been stuck in the pending status permanently had I not opened a ticket. Also, I received an email from them asking me to “call my bank to ask if they had debited $14 from my account”, then an email asking me to ignore the last email.

    I really feel like there are some procedural issues in support/billing/provisioning with this company.

    Doug

    August 30, 2010 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  100. @Irson

    This $2.50 price is a limited time offer. we usually sell this 512MB VPS promo package at $19.00
    http://www.citynethost.com/vps.asp

    @Doug Eubanks
    I hope if you asked us to activate your VPS.

    August 30, 2010 @ 7:22 pm | Reply
  101. Irson:

    Mtalaat.

    And this is limited in time or in number or VPS?
    Anyway, is this the same quality as your 19$ VPS?

    Thanks for your reply!

    August 30, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  102. @Irson

    Limited time offer, this offer will expire very soon.
    All our VPS are same quality.

    August 30, 2010 @ 9:25 pm | Reply
  103. ========================================================================
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: egypt.li-node.com: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5.028stab070.2 -- #1 SMP Tue Jul 6 14:55:39 MSD 2010
       Machine: i686 (unknown)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (5600.2 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       03:41:18 up 6 days, 11:24,  1 user,  load average: 0.02, 0.05, 0.01; runlevel 2
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Tue Aug 31 2010 03:41:18 - 04:13:14
    4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        5343008.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     1123.1 MWIPS (10.7 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               1570.6 lps   (29.7 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        210885.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           64164.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        481212.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              425150.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                  63881.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               5190.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   2947.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    641.3 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         352906.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    5343008.2    457.8
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       1123.1    204.2
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1570.6    365.3
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     210885.7    532.5
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      64164.0    387.7
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     481212.7    829.7
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     425150.6    341.8
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      63881.2    159.7
    Process Creation                                126.0       5190.8    412.0
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       2947.7    695.2
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        641.3   1068.8
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     352906.7    235.3
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         410.6
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Tue Aug 31 2010 04:13:14 - 04:54:12
    4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       11340023.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     3543.5 MWIPS (10.7 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               3014.4 lps   (29.6 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        201220.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           55477.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        600740.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              760930.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 191856.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               7128.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   4220.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    561.9 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         687572.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   11340023.4    971.7
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3543.5    644.3
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3014.4    701.0
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     201220.2    508.1
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      55477.9    335.2
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     600740.0   1035.8
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     760930.6    611.7
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     191856.7    479.6
    Process Creation                                126.0       7128.8    565.8
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       4220.6    995.4
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        561.9    936.4
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     687572.0    458.4
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         648.1
    

    my benchmark results (hope it formats correctly)

    August 31, 2010 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  104. Thank you Asim for this benchmark.

    I think this post is the longest on LEB (103 comments so far) :)

    August 31, 2010 @ 12:32 am | Reply
  105. @Asim — hey what do you plan to do with your “li-node.com” domain? :)

    @Mtalaat — you have to beat this post here first…

    August 31, 2010 @ 3:05 am | Reply
  106. @Mtalaat Your Welcome!

    @LEA Nothing! Its just a domain name, hosted on one of my iweb Cpanel servers (I know you HATE CPanel :P) where I create sub-domains and point them to my VPSes and other VMs at home. Its easy to remember a sub-domain name rather then bunch of numbers that we call IP :)

    August 31, 2010 @ 4:35 am | Reply
  107. EricMix:

    Dear, server for me is ok, but not support. You know is possible request back money?
    Thanks

    September 2, 2010 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
  108. @EricMix

    Who said no support, we receive a lot of support tickets daily, we answer them all.
    You need to send email to support[@]citynethost.com or open a support ticket.

    Or chat with live support if you want.

    September 2, 2010 @ 11:40 pm | Reply
  109. dean:

    Great company for this price.

    September 3, 2010 @ 7:39 am | Reply
  110. rm:

    No problems so far, everything works well. My only disappointment with this service is that IRC is not allowed. I do not understand why some hosters forbid it. Well, it *is* perfectly okay to disallow (from TOS):

    > Flooding, cloning, spoofing, harassment, or otherwise hindering the ability of others to properly use IRC
    > Impersonating other users, advertising, and spamming via IRC
    > IRC services which are serving as a command and control channels for bots

    But why disallow just using an IRC client or bouncer at all (also in TOS), when the user is never even planning to cause problems or run a botnet/server/spamming. IRC is not an unlawful activity, it is used today by thousands of people for legitimate and serious communication, for example see http://freenode.net/

    September 3, 2010 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  111. rm:

    No problems so far, everything works well. My only disappointment with this service is that IRC is not allowed. I do not understand why some hosters forbid it. Well, it *is* perfectly okay to disallow (from TOS):

    > Flooding, cloning, spoofing, harassment, or otherwise hindering the ability of others to properly use IRC
    > Impersonating other users, advertising, and spamming via IRC
    > IRC services which are serving as a command and control channels for bots

    But why disallow just using an IRC client or bouncer at all (also in TOS), when the user is never even planning to cause problems or run a botnet/server/spamming. IRC is not an unlawful activity, it is used today by thousands of people for legitimate and serious communication, for example see the IRC network FreeNode.

    September 3, 2010 @ 8:03 am | Reply
  112. EricMix:

    @Mtalaat
    support.. mmm 4 hour for simply ticket

    Thanks

    September 3, 2010 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
  113. @EricMix
    What kind of support ?
    – sales/billing : you must look at their working hours
    – technical : 4 hours is normal for cheapo unmanaged service. This is what i get from another cheapo unmanaged providers. Especially if not in their working hours.

    September 3, 2010 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  114. Gary:

    rm, if you read the T&C again, irc is fine. They just don’t allow certain usage, spam etc.

    D. Sending unsolicited email (spamming), using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bots / clients / servers / bouncers is prohibited. Flooding, cloning, spoofing, harassment, or otherwise hindering the ability of others to properly use IRC is prohibited. Impresonating other users, advertising, and spamming via IRC is prohibited. IRC services which are serving as a command and control channels for bots are prohibited.

    It’s worded a little confusingly perhaps, but if IRC was outright banned it would say that. As long as you’re not doing anything annoying or disruptive, irc is allowed.

    September 3, 2010 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
  115. heh:

    @Gary

    This is what TOS says:
    > Sending unsolicited email (spamming), using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bots / clients / servers / bouncers is prohibited.

    If it was saying:
    > Sending unsolicited email, spamming via Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bots / clients / servers / bouncers is prohibited.

    then I’d agree with you.

    As it is currently, IRC is forbidden completely… maybe Mohammed could clarify that?

    September 3, 2010 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  116. EricMix:

    Dear,
    I have talk with Mohamed and is all ok

    Thanks ;-)

    September 3, 2010 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  117. Gary:

    Ah, I was in the middle of a reply explaining why I thought the comma after (spamming) was a typo. :)

    Glad to hear you got it clarified, and impressed at how quickly he replied to you.

    September 3, 2010 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
  118. @EricMix

    Thank you for changing your mind.

    @Gray,

    Unfortunately we are not allowing IRC or IRC related services. IRC servers are commonly abused, from DDOS attacks to mass flooding from botnets and proxy servers.

    Customers who are running busy web sites or online store will not feel comfortable if they know an IRC server running on the same node.

    Attacks usually slow down or may completely shutdown a node for hours.

    We are caring about our customers more than selling more VPSes.

    Any way there are a lot of VPS providers on this blog who love to sell you VPS for your IRC server.

    September 3, 2010 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  119. Gary:

    @ Mtalaat – you should fix the wording in your TOS to clarify then. Plenty of people use irc without any problem, and the current wording implies that IRC is allowed as long as it isn’t disruptive.

    September 3, 2010 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
  120. We had purchased a vps from them, as of now everything seems to be alright. Support is also quite ok, they reply within few hours, but this servers are 100% unmanaged servers, they give only hardware and service, no technical offerings.No good for newbie like me,but worth a try for experienced hands.

    September 11, 2010 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
  121. We accept PayPal now

    September 14, 2010 @ 11:11 am | Reply
  122. @Mtalaat thanks, I have just used it to pay my recurring invoice :)

    September 14, 2010 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  123. daniel:

    what about google checkout? I have very bad experience with paypal

    September 14, 2010 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  124. iwan:

    i chat with sales support, he say that not accept paypal
    so who is true???

    September 14, 2010 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
  125. iwan:

    sorry for miss understanding here.citynethost.net accep paypal
    sorry all

    September 14, 2010 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
  126. I was skeptical at first, server in egypt, etc…
    But I bought one to test, actually their server is faster than the one with spacerich in chicago DC.
    ping is good, their template is better than others.
    try it, this is amazingly above my expectation.

    September 15, 2010 @ 1:39 am | Reply
  127. > But I bought one to test, actually their server is faster than the one with spacerich in chicago DC.

    Yep, especially for those who are in Europe, Egypt will be better for you network-wise than any location in the US.
    It is only about 50-60 msec away from for example London and Paris.

    September 15, 2010 @ 2:48 am | Reply
  128. Sushi:

    OMG this vps is slow I just bought one and I started installing virtualmin and it’s taking like more than an hour to install…

    September 15, 2010 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  129. @Sushi

    Please open a ticket to check out your VPS.

    September 15, 2010 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
  130. Dean:

    @Sushi

    The price speaks for itself.
    The product is good for it price.

    September 15, 2010 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  131. @Dean,

    Although this a low priced promo. we are selling a good quality VPS. if you have an issue you can contact our support team, we will do our best to make our customer satisfied.

    September 15, 2010 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  132. @Dean
    it is not fair to assume that slow = normal with this offer just because it is low-priced.
    E.g. my VPS works ok (fast) right now.

    September 15, 2010 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  133. Dean:

    @rm @Mtalaat

    I just say this is good offer and you should except getting more then 1-2mbps… :P
    (already got 2 vps with them…)

    September 15, 2010 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
  134. Gary:

    I think the node just took a nose dive…

    September 15, 2010 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
  135. Gary:

    Back now, and the node’s been restarted without warning. :/

    September 15, 2010 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  136. @Gary

    Yes Gary, it was a node restart, you are monitoring our nodes very well :)

    September 15, 2010 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
  137. Gary:

    If I’m going to be using the VPS for anything important I like to monitor it for a while before moving anything onto it. :)

    You might want to tell khaled Ahmed because in a support ticket he said my VPS hadn’t been restarted.

    Out of interest, why the sudden restart with no notice?

    September 15, 2010 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
  138. He thought it was a VPS Control panel related issue. but it is fine now.

    September 15, 2010 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
  139. Gary:

    Yes, everything looks fine now.

    September 15, 2010 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
  140. Sudden restart due to a customer abusing our node. some times we can not checkout the high load before we restart the machine. Sorry for that but it happen with any VPS provider.

    September 15, 2010 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  141. It was premature to praise this vps, mine is gone.
    where did it go? I don’t know.

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  142. Gary:

    Maybe maintenance like on my node. Mine’s still up. Mohamed seems like a good guy, I’m sure he’ll sort it out for you.

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  143. It came back after I sent a ticket, but it’s so slow that I could go to bathroom and come back, and it’s still loading.

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
  144. @john,

    Please open a ticket if you still have an issue with your VPS speed.

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:14 pm | Reply
  145. I already did, but no answer, Ticket #958612

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  146. @john

    Your VPS moved to a new node, please read ticket update.

    waiting for your comment regarding vps speed.

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
  147. now it’s good. thanks.

    September 15, 2010 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
  148. iwan:

    now i waiting build my vps.

    September 16, 2010 @ 2:06 am | Reply
  149. Kamrul H.:

    @Mtalaat My VPS died today, please check the ticket ID : 157481 … Waiting for a long time, not livesupport and the support ticket also not answered since for a long time.

    September 17, 2010 @ 5:46 am | Reply
  150. @Kamrul

    We answered your ticket.

    September 17, 2010 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
  151. Kamrul H.:

    Thanks Mtalaat, I believe now my problem will be solved. CityNetHost – One of the best host, Thumbs up!

    September 17, 2010 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
  152. ipublishing:

    I think Mtalaat can write to the support mails rather than answering here, some of the mails are getting answers like auto reply- or as “hey you got what you want to get….” kind of thing.

    September 17, 2010 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
  153. daniel:

    You are offering 1 IP for 1$, but when you go to cart then the price is 3$/IP Address

    September 17, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  154. dean:

    @daniel
    1$ per ip for month.

    3 months = 3 * 1$ = 3$

    September 17, 2010 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
  155. the vps speed is even faster than any spacerich server in the state, amazing!

    September 17, 2010 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  156. Good price. Can some1 confirm paying them using PayPal? Thank you.

    September 17, 2010 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  157. daniel:

    @dean,

    oh thanks, that’s true I somehow, overseen this :(

    September 17, 2010 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
  158. @wing Loon
    I paid with payal, no problem.

    September 18, 2010 @ 12:48 am | Reply
  159. @john, thank u…how’s ur VPS so far with CityNetHost?

    September 18, 2010 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  160. Hi,

    i want to know, is egypt categorized into offshore/onshore hosting?
    and i see in their tos not mention about warez..so is this ok to put some warez files in ur VPS?

    regards

    September 19, 2010 @ 9:07 am | Reply
  161. @buzzknow
    Not OK see 1.B) at http://www.citynethost.com/terms.asp
    “and laws protecting intellectual property including copyright”

    September 19, 2010 @ 10:40 am | Reply
  162. @rm

    i see .. so i must cancel to buy this vps :(

    my plan i want to storage some movie rip, bcause i’m maniac movie :D

    but, i’m waiting confirmation from cityhost crew about my plan ..

    thanks

    September 19, 2010 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
  163. Sushi:

    Does anyone experience lag on their vps? haven’t heard anything from support =[

    September 21, 2010 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
  164. @Sushi,

    We answer all our Support tickets.
    Please drop an email support@citynethost.com if you have any issues.

    September 22, 2010 @ 12:21 am | Reply
  165. wappi:

    I’ve orderd this plan from citynethost, and I like to give some feedback:
    +Very fast activation (almost instant)
    +Pretty good VPS performance

    -Unusuala port speed (~10Mbps Meterd)
    -Slow control pannel
    -The Backup is not working…

    September 22, 2010 @ 10:52 am | Reply
  166. just for the completeness sake: there are my comments with speed and ping tests here http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/citynethost-3-openvzxen-vps-with-128mb-in-egypt/ :)

    September 23, 2010 @ 1:43 am | Reply
  167. wappi:

    Ping test:

    Ping statistics for 41.223.x.x:
    Packets: Sent = 8, Received = 8, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 102ms, Maximum = 184ms, Average = 161ms

    September 23, 2010 @ 9:17 am | Reply
  168. @wappi: where are you located? I’m in Poland (Europe) and my ping values are like this:

    10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9005ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 96.634/99.919/106.886/2.987 ms

    September 25, 2010 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
  169. wappi:

    @ksx4system: I’m from Romania.

    September 25, 2010 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
  170. rm:

    It is now the third time I have to open a ticket asking to load “tun tunnel4 ip6_tables ip6table_filter ip6t_REJECT” kernel modules. They do load them, and afterwards my tunneling app and firewall work great. But each time after the host node reboots, these are not loaded again. I have to wait hours or days for a ticket answer and manual reload.
    I don’t understand, how can there be such a great difficulty to configure this permanently. Maybe someone familiar with OpenVZ/CentOS(as far as I know) can help us out and describe for them the best way to make kernel modules load automatically on a reboot in that distro?

    September 29, 2010 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
  171. Relive me (modprobe tun) loaded automatically every time we have to reboot the node.

    /etc/sysconfig/vz-scripts/CTID.mount
    modprobe tun

    September 29, 2010 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
  172. @rm
    tunnel4 ip6_tables ip6table_filter ip6t_REJECT loaded for you

    we used to enable modprobe tun only.

    September 29, 2010 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  173. rm:

    @Mtalaat perhaps you mistaken and working on a wrong node?

    tun
    tunnel4
    ip6_tables
    ip6table_filter
    ip6t_REJECT
    – are not loaded on node5 right now. I get:

    > tun_create: No such device

    > # ip6tables -F
    > FATAL: Module ip6_tables not found.
    > ip6tables v1.4.2: can’t initialize ip6tables table `filter’: iptables who? (do you need to insmod?)
    > Perhaps ip6tables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.

    This all worked fine before yesterday’s downtime.

    September 29, 2010 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  174. Khurram:

    I bought VPS a month ago, thought it was a good deal. My VPS restarts automatically. I endup with refund. I will definitely try them again once there nodes are stable.

    September 29, 2010 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
  175. rm:

    @Khurram
    As for me I don’t mind ocassional reboots, they were like once per 10-15 days on my node. If the reboots weren’t breaking my config, that is. Well Mohammed fixed the modules issue now, thanks to him. I only hope that it will be not broken by reboots anymore.

    September 29, 2010 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  176. fadf:

    http://citynethost.com dosent work? Also my vps looks like a shutdown? Network problems?

    October 8, 2010 @ 11:15 am | Reply
  177. wappi:

    They are single homed and probably has been a DDoS attack.

    October 8, 2010 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  178. Gary:

    yeah, something happened.

    reboot system boot 2.6.18-194.8.1.e Fri Oct 8 12:36 – 17:18 (04:41)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18-194.8.1.e Fri Oct 8 10:34 – 17:18 (06:43)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18-194.8.1.e Fri Oct 8 09:00 – 17:18 (08:17)

    It had a good month or so uptime before that. The only reason it wasn’t longer was me testing things.

    I’m pretty impressed so far with this VPS. I use it for testing, backups, and as an “rsync gateway” to Amazon S3, and it’s been great. :)

    October 8, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  179. Sorry guys for service outage, a partial power outage occurred due to a power control panel failure on our data center.

    October 9, 2010 @ 8:52 am | Reply
  180. rm:

    My issue from http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/citynethost-2-5-512mb-openvz-vps-in-egypt/#comment-10802 arisen again after a reboot. Last time they fixed nothing, as it turns out. And now no resonse to ticket for 24+ hours.

    October 9, 2010 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
  181. @rm

    No need to raise this issue again as we fixed this issue according to your request. tun/tap modules automatically loaded in case of node reboot as I told you last week.

    October 9, 2010 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  182. rm:

    Yes it got fixed and ticket answered 5 minutes after I posted the above message.
    As for if there is a need to raise the issue or not, we’ll see after the next reboot, you assured me it is fixed 6 times, and after reboot it was not.

    October 9, 2010 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
  183. Waiting for set up. Paid 8 hours ago.

    No automatic set-up.

    October 10, 2010 @ 7:35 am | Reply
  184. udaman:

    The server is down few hours after signed up. Can’t use their ticketing system either. I doubt that their vps service is reliable. Their main site is down too. Wow.

    October 14, 2010 @ 10:35 pm | Reply
  185. Gary:

    Looks like they’ve been having problems. Packet loss and everything’s running very slowly. hopefully it sorts itself out.

    October 14, 2010 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
    • This is what I got a while ago – the speed is actually slower than my robotics 56k modem:

      [someone@somewhere local]#wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
      –2010-10-16 13:31:24– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.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: 10485760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `10mb.test’

      0% [ ] 65,160 5.66K/s in 40s

      2010-10-16 13:32:04 (1.60 KB/s) – Read error at byte 65160/10485760 (Connection reset by peer). Retrying.

      October 15, 2010 @ 10:40 am | Reply
      • tommy:

        eLohkCalb, you are using 56k modem? OMG

        i just trying to download from http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test too, speed between 2-8 KB/s, awsome! from my home i got 300-400 KB/s

        few days ago they reboot node server without send notification, thats very2 bad, and too much packet loss.

        October 15, 2010 @ 11:04 am | Reply
        • Haha, no I’m currently on 6mbps ADSL, but I miss the days when it was 56k (I still have those modems though, from 14.4k to 56k). Things are moving too fast these days.

          October 15, 2010 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  186. We are handling this issue with our upstream service provider. expected to be solved within few hours.

    October 15, 2010 @ 11:24 am | Reply
  187. DOS Attack on some of our VPS Nodes detected. Service is normal now.

    October 15, 2010 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  188. wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
    --2010-10-15 19:04:07-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.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: 10485760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `10mb.test'

    100%[======================================>] 10,485,760 1.38M/s in 7.6s

    2010-10-15 19:04:15 (1.32 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

    October 15, 2010 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
  189. Gary:

    Getting back to normal now. :)

    October 15, 2010 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
  190. udaman:

    Ok. I see several posts on speed test showing wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /div/null.
    What does this mean? I know cachefly.net is a company that provides a very fast media hosting. I think when you do wget against them, it only proves how cachefly is fast. Am I missing anything? How can you tell citynethost’s speed with this info?

    Thanks,

    October 15, 2010 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Wget downloads the file to the local machine, testing the speed between the remote machine and the local machine, nothing more.

      -O /dev/null means it saves the file to the virtual device /dev/null, which in reality discards the data and doesn’t write it to disk. It makes sense to test the network without writing the file to disk, in case the drive IO bottlenecks the transfer. The network could only download as fast as the drive could write, otherwise.

      It’s just one of the ways to get an idea of how fast a box will perform, and in this case it’s incoming network throughput we’re testing.

      October 15, 2010 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
      • udaman:

        Thanks! You helped me understand. Here is my test result.

        [root@dylejoo html]# Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
        -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
        [root@dylejoo html]# Saving to: `/dev/null'
        >
        > 100%[=====================================================================>] 104,857,600 1.43M/s in 93s
        >
        > 2010-10-16 01:39:46 (1.08 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

        I used other vps that costs much more, but it’s speed shocked me. It is unbelievable.

        root@li200-161:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
        --2010-10-15 21:52:06-- 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 58.2M/s in 1.7s

        2010-10-15 21:52:08 (58.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

        October 15, 2010 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
  191. udaman:

    After signing up to this vps plan, I pointed my domain name: dylejoo.com to their DNS sever:

    ns1.citynethost.com 196.46.188.5
    ns2.citynethost.com 196.46.188.20

    My domain name has been upon the air, and a headache has started. ping, tracert, and nslookup don’t work for my domain name.
    My ip is: 41.223.52.205. Anyone had the same problem? Is there a way to check my domain name is recorded to their DNS server?
    Thanks!

    October 19, 2010 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
    • Any reason that you point your domain to their DNS? I don’t think they will host your domain, but you can either self-host (meaning creating your own DNS server), or use any of the free DNS hosting providers (LEA has compiled a list here – http://www.lowendbox.com/wiki/free-dns-providers).

      October 19, 2010 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
      • udaman:

        Thank you for providing info on free DNS hosting provider. It seems like they don’t host my domain even they provided their DNS server info when I signed up:

        ns1.citynethost.com 196.46.188.5
        ns2.citynethost.com 196.46.188.20

        I am researching on how to self-host. I may use one of the free DNS hosting provides.

        October 19, 2010 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
        • For self-hosting you’d need to install bind or something similar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_DNS_server_software), however if this is the first name you’re setting up DNS server it might take you a while to explore as it’s not easy to get it right the first time.

          Easiest is to use the free providers, and you don’t need to worry about setting up a secondary DNS server as well. :)

          October 19, 2010 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
        • typo

          first name *time* you’re

          October 19, 2010 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
      • I decided to use one of the free DNS hosting providers. It seems like it has a better performance compared to use citynethost DNS. I see there are much less hops when you check trace route. In my case, I’ve saved more than 10 routes to reach from Hongkong to my site. It is a brilliant advice!

        October 19, 2010 @ 10:34 pm | Reply
  192. @udaman

    Your DNS Records created

    October 19, 2010 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
    • udaman:

      Thank you for your prompt service. It is working now.

      October 19, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
  193. chachiris:

    server down again, once a week now.

    October 23, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  194. damn the uptime is horrible…

    October 29, 2010 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      It’s not great, but for the price I can’t complain too much.

      23:02:15 up 11 days, 11:11, 2 users, load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01

      October 29, 2010 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
      • You’ve got it wrong. It’s about the connection uptime. Today for example the server failed to respond at least a few times.

        October 29, 2010 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
        • That could be for one of a hundred reasons. No defending them. Just can’t make that statement and assume that it;s on their end. May be though.

          October 29, 2010 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Say network uptime then. :)

          I can’t vouch for the network uptime in the last 11 days, because I don’t use it for anything production. It’s just a testbed/messing around box. For the price of a bottle of Coca-Cola per month, I can’t complain. :)

          October 29, 2010 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  195. Their prices are very low but I think they’re not reliable.

    March 7, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
  196. rm:

    TUN/TAP disappears after every reboot, I don’t even try to use it anymore.
    Date/time is off by 8 hours after every reboot, stays this way, uncorrected, for days and weeks.
    Tickets about this are ignored, or lied to be “fixed”, only for the same problem to reappear 1 week later on next reboot.
    And now a full week of 1000ms+ ping, then about 6 reboots and a 12-hour downtime – still not even up.
    Avoid like the plague.

    April 12, 2011 @ 11:15 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      Avoid like the ten plagues? ;)

      April 12, 2011 @ 11:23 am | Reply
  197. AcerExtensa:

    Have troubles with that VPS since some month, connection speed is about 40KB/s on average, sometime the server is just not available at all. Have opened support ticket, but just getting off-topic answers. it’s been going on for 5 days already.
    After my last message:
    “40KB/s not a bad speed? really? It looks like peak times can last for 24 hours a day for a weeks… without any breaks…”
    and after rating support answer as “Poor”(cause it was absolutely meaningless) , I’ve got disconnected at all… Can’t ping my VPS, can’t boot it from vpsadmin control panel, can’t do anything…. Worst VPS hosting at the moment, with whom I had faced.

    May 10, 2011 @ 7:37 am | Reply
  198. Alex:

    Same trouble here. Speed is never above 1 Mbit/s (capped?), most of the time around 50 KB/s. 2-3 Reboots per month, TUN/TAP is gone after wards. Takes about 5-6 days and 3-4 tickets to reenable TUN/TAP. Its a waste of money and pure trouble. I went to onexenvps now, it’s huge trouble to live with 64MB Ram, but at least uptime+speed is ok. Maybe I stay at Torqhost, it’s expensive, but best so far (Speed, Support, Uptime).

    June 24, 2011 @ 6:38 am | Reply
  199. very bad service ….alays offline… i was fed up of this host … never ever go with this host.

    August 2, 2011 @ 2:10 am | Reply
  200. sharon:

    its very bad hosting… guyzz never ever choose this hosting company ….if you choose this hosting your website will be active for 1 or 2 days for an year….. their support is terrible….

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:30 am | Reply
  201. This is one of the bad hosting providers do not ever go with them… They are incredibly bad …shared hosting is better then their vps… it sucks… and their support, My god ,no words to explain…if you ask them a question they will ask you one more question which is irrelevant…

    September 13, 2013 @ 7:26 am | Reply

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