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CurlHost – $5 OpenVZ VPS with 512MB

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 14, 2010 @ 1:19 am, by LowEndAdmin
Update Oct 2011 — CurlHost.com stopped responding to connection on 4 September 2011, and from the last few comments it looks like Prakash has done a runner. Fail.

CurlHost Via this WHT offer. CurlHost has released a new website since featured here last week. Many links are still not working, but the new theme is indeed better-looking. It has also released some special OpenVZ offers. For $5/month you can get this on their Dallas server.

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Pretty good offer. The risk would be going to a relatively new company. Domain has been registered for 11 months although there is no indication that it has been operating for more than a month. WHOIS protection means no disclosure on the business + DNS on the same box means no redundancy. We’ll wait and see.

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18 Comments

  1. ikr.:

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    None of the links on site work at all.

    September 14, 2010 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  2. Aloy:

    They seem to be reading this post . All links seem to be working now .
    Their plans seem interesting . And they seem to allow private IRC as per their terms.

    September 14, 2010 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  3. rm:

    I don’t like the sub-title saying “Leading Hosting Solutions Provider”, you can’t be “Leading” if you are just opening, it is just a lie.

    > IRC activity linked to any major IRC network is forbidden within out services.

    So if you run a mere IRC client ‘linked’ to any major network, this is supposedly not allowed.

    September 15, 2010 @ 9:53 am | Reply
  4. wilson:

    Right now they are down…

    September 16, 2010 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  5. James:

    These are pretty fast. They are legit.

    September 17, 2010 @ 5:32 am | Reply
  6. Ausin:

    Just purchased hosting about 15 minutes ago. Awaiting activation. I’ll post back once they activate.

    September 18, 2010 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
  7. 3 links gives me 3 404’s. I was looking to see what Dallas datacenter they’re in. From WHT, they’re in Colo4Dallas.

    September 19, 2010 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
  8. At 9:29PM CT last night they went offline… just checked again and they’re still offline. Could be network maintenance, but they didn’t email anyone about it.

    September 20, 2010 @ 8:36 am | Reply
  9. I’m getting reports of these guys being down for quite along period of time now (4 – 8 hours now).

    You heard anything, LEA?

    September 20, 2010 @ 8:51 am | Reply
  10. No idea. My tracker reported it dead 6.5 hours ago, but it appears to be back now.

    September 20, 2010 @ 8:57 am | Reply
  11. Still seems to down for me.

    September 20, 2010 @ 9:02 am | Reply
  12. Still seems to be down for me*

    September 20, 2010 @ 9:02 am | Reply
  13. After clearing my DNS Cache, it came back up… they must’ve done a dosey-doe with their IPs

    September 20, 2010 @ 9:05 am | Reply
  14. Curl:

    The downtime was due to something which was overlooked. We are taking steps to ensure such incidents are prevented in future.

    September 20, 2010 @ 11:40 am | Reply
  15. Tar and feathering? :)

    September 20, 2010 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
  16. Blah:

    These guys appear to be having a lot of trouble keeping their servers online. I was unfortunate enough to hit their server and order during a rare window that it was online. It has been a waste of money so far.

    September 25, 2010 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  17. Curl:

    Yes we’ve been having certain issues with servers in Dallas. It appears due to compability issues. We can move you over to a new node which has not shown such issues (different hardware config) if you’d like.

    Our sys admins are on monitoring the servers but each time a different reason is logged for the crash. That’s the reason there isn’t one fix for it. Contacted Openvz dev’s about the possible bug with the system but haven’t yet received a response so far.

    You can email me directly at admin@curlhost.com and I can get it sorted for you.

    I apolgoize for the issues and we’re working on it. :)

    P.S. We test all our nodes before VM’s are deployed but the current issue occurs only when there are multiple VM’s running on it, which wasn’t included in our testing until now.

    September 26, 2010 @ 1:40 pm | Reply
  18. Down again….

    October 6, 2010 @ 1:51 am | Reply

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