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CityNetHost - $3 OpenVZ/Xen VPS with 128MB in Egypt

CityNetHost Mohamed from CityNetHost emailed me about their previous OpenVZ offer to LowEndBox is now also available in Xen (many readers’ preferred virtualization here). Same promo code LEB50. Here is the order link. $3/month (or $30/year) gives you

  • 128MB memory
  • 20GB storage (from 10GB, upgraded with promo code)
  • 200GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in Egypt. Good if you are looking for a cheap Xen box around the Middle East area. From previous discussions the connectivity and bandwidth seems to be their weak point, although they do have good latency to East/South European countries. Moreover Mtalaat is also around this blog much answering questions. Good idea to read through previous discussions and use their help system if you have any concern.

PayPal is also now available as a payment method.

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  1. Daniel:

    Im in the UK and I get a ping of 80ms, not bad.

    September 21, 2010 @ 5:50 am | Reply
  2. They always offering a nice price.
    But I wonder, when I make an order and completed the payment for their promotion VPS ( http://www.citynethost.com/vps104offer.asp), my money suddenly being refunded without any explanation.

    So, I guess, I will not try to purchase any of them anymore.

    September 21, 2010 @ 10:45 am | Reply
  3. horst:

    got only 5G disk space :(
    [root@lowendbox ~]#df -h .
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 5.0G 662M 4.1G 14% /

    September 21, 2010 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  4. @Erawan.

    We refund fraud transaction, if you believe your transaction not fraud you can contact our billing department to pass your order.

    We have just fixed our Xen VPS Plan Disk space to 10GB.

    September 22, 2010 @ 12:27 am | Reply
  5. @horst

    Sorry fixed to 20GB

    September 22, 2010 @ 12:30 am | Reply
  6. @Mtalaat

    My transaction is not fraud, altough it is high risk to accept order from Indonesia, I can guarantee that any payment I made is using my own Paypal ballance / my Credit Card.

    I’ve purchasing VPS’es from QuickWeb, 123System, 2Host, Nordic, NewWebsite, etc, and altough my order were marked asfraud, they still process it.

    But, maybe I will contact your billing departement later :)
    Since I don’t have much time for managing my VPS’es at this moment

    September 22, 2010 @ 1:10 am | Reply
  7. Spo0lsh:

    @Mtalaa: So, I must rebuild XEN based VPS to got 10GB disk space?

    September 22, 2010 @ 7:51 am | Reply
  8. Why do people here prefer XEN?
    I have a better experience with openVZ ( with good hosts atleast ) than with XEN.

    September 22, 2010 @ 7:56 am | Reply
  9. Spo0lsh:

    @ZTEC: openVZ have problem with IPv6 in IPv4.

    September 22, 2010 @ 8:57 am | Reply
  10. It is possible to use IPv6 tunnel on OpenVZ.
    If SIT is not available you can use http://code.google.com/p/tb-tun/

    September 22, 2010 @ 10:25 am | Reply
  11. Spo0lsh:

    @rm: I’ll try this. Thanks.

    September 22, 2010 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  12. Red:

    Will I be able to run PPTP VPN with a XEN account?

    September 22, 2010 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  13. that’s a speed test done on my VPS from CityNetHost (it’s 512Mb OpenVZ one):

    ksx4system@ramses:~$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-09-23 02:33:04--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    100%[=====================================>] 104,857,600 2.48M/s   in 41s     
    2010-09-23 02:33:46 (2.44 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    imvho it performs *really* well for its price… I got it from a few days, without problems (running it as a 2nd VPS, 1st one is a “low end box” too but located in USA, ramhost.us).

    September 22, 2010 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
  14. Another speed test of my CityNetHost OpenVZ 512Mb VPS (may be very important for users in Poland, GTS Energis is best businness ISP here):

    ksx4system@ramses:~$ wget http://noc.gts.pl/100mb.gts
    --2010-09-23 04:28:46--  http://noc.gts.pl/100mb.gts
    Resolving noc.gts.pl...
    Connecting to noc.gts.pl||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 102400100 (98M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `100mb.gts'
    100%[=====================================>] 102,400,100 1.05M/s   in 92s     
    2010-09-23 04:30:18 (1.06 MB/s) - `100mb.gts' saved [102400100/102400100]

    it’s of course outside Poland but result is good too.

    ping stats to my VPS from home (northern Poland):

    20 packets transmitted, 20 received, 0% packet loss, time 19006ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 93.420/97.199/113.601/4.068 ms

    and from my other VPS (USA, Kansas City – ramhost.us):

    20 packets transmitted, 20 received, 0% packet loss, time 19084ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 172.782/187.491/196.389/7.902 ms

    for its price – their VPSes are just cool. :)

    September 23, 2010 @ 1:38 am | Reply
  15. john:

    one of the best server.

    September 23, 2010 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  16. h0rst:

    @Red pptp works but only centos installation gets networking as i can see

    September 23, 2010 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
  17. Spo0lsh:

    @h0rst I fixed this issue by myself and all works perfect after this.

    September 24, 2010 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  18. saraedum:

    The offer has apparently changed to $6.

    September 25, 2010 @ 12:03 am | Reply
  19. saraedum:

    Sorry, forget about my previous post. It’s still at $3.

    September 25, 2010 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  20. rm:

    Moreover if you pay for a year up-front, it’s even $2.5 :)

    September 25, 2010 @ 10:00 am | Reply
  21. @rm

    Yes you got it cheaper if you paid 1 Year in advance $2.55 :)

    September 27, 2010 @ 10:59 am | Reply
  22. usman:

    Well i signed up for their previous offer. And after one month i can easily say that they dont offer what they commit. Their boxes are overloaded. Processes get killed even before limit of guaranteed ram , what to talk of Burst Ram. In short you get what you pay for. So if you want something even remotely serious to host , they are not advisable.

    September 29, 2010 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  23. usman:

    Well Just an update. I took up the issue with CitynetHost and Mtalaat has fixed the issue. Support and response time was excellent.

    September 30, 2010 @ 2:59 am | Reply
  24. Brendan Sleight:

    Offer has expired ?
    “The promotion code entered has expired”

    October 2, 2010 @ 10:12 am | Reply
  25. saraedum:

    I just canceled my Xen account with this provider. I had ordered a Debian system. It took a couple of days for them to install an actual debian system on the node (before I was provided twice with CentOS and a Debian system that would not boot). Finally, the debian system proved to be not very usable. The installed kernel could not be changed and would only load modules signed by the provider. However, the /lib/modules directory was missing, so there was no loop module and no iptables. The provider didn’t want to provide me with a signed set of standard modules, so for every module I would have to open a support ticket. Besides they refused to provide a loop module at all. They would not explain the reason for that (on Xen I don’t see a possible reason, but maybe I’m mistaken here).
    Finally I decided to invoke their 30 days money back program and they paid back the 3 USD immediately.

    October 2, 2010 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  26. My xen VPS on Node4 has been down since 6 hours ago, anyone experience the same or it’s just me?

    October 8, 2010 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  27. DOS Attack on some of our VPS Nodes detected. Service is normal now.

    October 15, 2010 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
  28. chachiris:

    down again.

    October 23, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  29. Mike:

    Down again, again, and now they’re denying I was ever a customer, despite having paid (for a Xen VM) for a year, in August. Joy.

    October 25, 2010 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  30. Spo0lsh:

    It works for me.

    October 25, 2010 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  31. Scrambleground:

    Avoid these joke artists, placed my order, they would never respond to your tickets, will close it without even care to respond, will set the order for pending forever and at the end mark it as fraud and never refund you, i dispute it on paypal, its a crappy service without even deliver, glad i didnt it buy it yearly.

    October 15, 2015 @ 12:36 am | Reply

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