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CityNetHost - $4 256MB Xen VPS in Egypt Exclusive Offer

CityNetHost Mohamed from CityNetHost has sent me their latest offers on their Egypt-based Xen VPS. It’s $4/month with this signup link.

  • 256MB memory
  • 25GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • 2 IP addresses
  • Xen/SolusVM

The package also comes with SolusVM central backup enabled — which is rare for low end Xen boxes. How does SolusVM performs backup for Xen VPS anyway — LVM snapshot?! CityNetHost has also been featured here quite a few times in the past so check out their history here for comments and reviews.

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  1. CityNet Host can not provide servers to anonymous users, and they charge 25% VAT if you go anonymous.

    October 31, 2010 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
  2. terrible service and lots of bad reviews about them all over WHT u can use the search box on WHT and then decide if you would really like to go for them or not

    October 31, 2010 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
    • u r right, bad reviews all over WHT…

      October 31, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
      • tommy:

        I agree with you, WHT user :)
        their speed really slow, and they dont allow rDNS something like or 150.google.com :D if you request rDNS like these they will automatic set your ptr to serv.domain.com, without asked!

        October 31, 2010 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
        • What are you expecting your rDNS to be set to? Should be set to your domains, not someone elses. Sounds like you;re the one doing something fishy.

          October 31, 2010 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
        • tommy:

          google.com only as sample.
          I request rDNS set to xx.xx.xx.xx.[my domain1].com and xx.[my domain2].com

          November 1, 2010 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  3. @Hostingfan,WHT user We don’t charge 25% VAT for anonymous users neither for anybody..
    and about the WHT reviews it will be only 2 cases just some people who didn’t have reliablity to be serious clients all our tickets are answered..processing orders almost instantly..Covering most of the day on the live chat on our website.. non competitive price you’ll never find all of that at any place except CityNet Host

    October 31, 2010 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
  4. rm:

    > 2 IP addresses

    I wonder why not make the package $3.5, and provide additional IP at $0.5 per month.
    Barely anyone is going to make use of 2 IPs.

    October 31, 2010 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  5. I’ve heard lots of bad stuff about these guys, including money being taken and then no service.

    October 31, 2010 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
    • Dan:

      We’ve been using a XEN instance at CityNetHost and have been very satisfied with the service. One time the instance lost connectivity and it was sorted out with a reboot. All our tickets have been answered quickly + professionally.

      My only gripe is connectivity has some latency because the backbone seems to route via London for long-distance connections but that might be because there are fewer local connectivity options coming out of Egypt.

      November 1, 2010 @ 7:57 am | Reply
  6. @Jackk all our clients are having their services running with no complains who ever who is dissatisfied with our service gets refunded instantly through our various payment method paypal,moneybookers,alertpay,creditcard,debitcard and wire transfer

    October 31, 2010 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
    • Am just saying, I seen a thread on WHT regarding you. The user claimed you took his money and then told him some fraud verifications were being made and that he would phoned the following day. He said he received no phone call and decided to try and get in touch with you, but with no luck.

      October 31, 2010 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
      • Yeh most of the people on WHT talk utter bollox anyway…. Never believe what they say.

        October 31, 2010 @ 4:11 pm | Reply
        • tommy:

          sorry but I believe some of them :D

          October 31, 2010 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
        • I never believe anything on WHT.

          October 31, 2010 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
      • Khurram:

        I ordered vps with them for $2.50 offer and after reading bad reviews I asked them for a refund and got instantly.

        I am still willing to try them in future.

        November 1, 2010 @ 9:12 am | Reply
      • tommy:

        I have same problem with some of them, so I agree with them.

        November 1, 2010 @ 10:36 am | Reply
    • ericmix:

      @Khalid buck money.. o yes I’ve been waiting 40 days.. he says to ask my bank but they did not find anything -_-

      October 31, 2010 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
  7. dannix:

    I have one vps from their previos offer. 2.50$ for 512MB openvz system. It is up and running since 22 days after 3 reboots, within very short time, when there was some problem with the node.

    October 31, 2010 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      I’ve one also and no complaints. Last rebooted October 14th
      Mine’s $2.17 payable 6 monthly.
      If you get one of these, check if there’s an option for longer
      payments at a lower rate, if that’s what you want.

      October 31, 2010 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
  8. I quite like CityHost. Uptime is not quite 99.9999% but response to tickets is good.

    October 31, 2010 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  9. Spirit:

    I rarely see so often bashed host for nothing as CityHost is. I mean come on guys… we all know what to expect from single homed connection from Africa, don’t we? Kairo connectivity can’t be compared with some Dallas or Amsterdam as example, don’t you agree?
    It seems like this guy try really hard to please everyone and he’s prompt with his reponses.. but also we should be a bit more realistic with this host capabilies for those few bucks. I am not impressed with their service either however I got what I expected and it works for me.

    October 31, 2010 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      If not the recurring issue where TUN and ip6tables break after node reboots, I could say they are excellent.
      Unfortunately those are critical for me, I can’t host any important stuff on a server where they can regularly break.
      Other than that it is OK, network went down a couple of times recently, but the current uptime is impressive:
      00:57:58 up 22 days, 6:47, 1 user, load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01

      October 31, 2010 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
  10. I have 3 VPS servers with them (OpenVZ from the previous promotion) – the service is great, especially considering the prices. Unfortunately the OpenVZ promotion is over now – I hope that one day they will restore the 2.50$/month offer.

    October 31, 2010 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  11. ew3a weshak:

    i believe that LEB is filled with great deals and offers from reliable hosts why is this big fuss about cityhost ? just leave them and fetch for another im sure there are more better quality,service,prices and customer care

    November 1, 2010 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  12. Spirit:

    @ew3a weshak exotic location! Location is what it count here. :-)

    LEB tasters don’t want or need just another dallas or amsterdam vps. Come on! :P Egypt is something new, refreshing from all those same old boring locations for 3.45$ which most of LEB tasters from here never put in productional use anyway…
    imho. there’s no way for LEB readers to get better and more exotic vps deal to add it to their mostly non used collection of various lowend dallas, seattle, frankfurt, amsterdam.. vpses :)

    I hope you understand now where all this fuss from? :P

    November 1, 2010 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
    • Having “exotic location” is definitely a plus if you are trying to establish your own CDN or HA solutions. Now we just need a good Asia location…

      November 1, 2010 @ 11:58 pm | Reply
      • ew3a weshak:

        any idea about any russian vps provider? i’ve been craving or a russian based vps yet cant find one

        November 2, 2010 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
        • rm:

          There are no Russian providers which would be competitive on LEB, in fact most of them would be laughed right out of here due to their price to resources provided ratio, and those that will be not, due to the quality of service.

          November 2, 2010 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
        • Miernik:

          There is one VPS provider, not listed on LEB, with a website Russian-only, but servers in Germany:
          RAM: 64 Mb
          Disk: 1 Gb
          unlimited traffic

          December 17, 2010 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
  13. @Evo Please keep an eye on our new offers that are always a bargain!

    @Spirit I agree with you to a point about Egy. but our vpss can be really used even for non productional usages…

    @ew3a weshak Please grow up as you havnt even told LEB users about any bad customer experience or even a professional review and we don’t need “BIG FUSS” as we’re already known to the clients we’re serving with atleast our hard work for their satisfaction I believe your comment will be moderated as it’s just pointless..

    November 1, 2010 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  14. Marikh:

    I have one VPS, which I paid 13$ for 6 months. Really good services and VPS, at this time, i have 24 days uptime. My VPS is based on Intel Xeon, sites are loading very fast (sometimes faster than servers in my country – Poland ;-)).

    November 2, 2010 @ 9:21 am | Reply
    • It depends. I’m in Poland too (near Gdańsk or Gdynia) and have VPS in here too. CityNet is really good for its price ($7,50/3 months) but at least on my ISP (Vectra cable TV) connectivity is just crap… it’s sometimes faster to download something (a test file, image, backup file or just open a website) from USA than from anywhere in Africa. However, pings are good for me (always under 100ms, typically 70ms – compared to 20-25ms to Nephax datacenter in Gdańsk).

      November 5, 2010 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
  15. daniel:


    do you provide IPv6?


    November 4, 2010 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  16. Bob Saunders:

    I’ve had a Xen server and the VPS $2/month for 12 months server and both are fine…. Especially for the price. I’m in Australia and the speed is acceptable. Give them a chance, they’re working hard for a tiny price.

    November 5, 2010 @ 3:58 am | Reply
  17. chachiris:

    Khalid@ would you answer Ticket #224198 one way or the other?
    Please don’t ignore.

    November 5, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  18. Scrambleground:

    Avoid these scam 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 @ 12:35 am | Reply

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