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CurlHost – $6.50 512MB Xen HVM VPS in Seattle

Tags: , , , Date/Time: April 27, 2011 @ 2:40 pm, 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 Prakash from CurlHost wrote to me about their latest offers in Xen HVM based Windows 2003 low end boxes. This is a LowEndBox special. For $6.50/month, this is what you will get (direct sign up link).

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 500GB/month on 100Mbps
  • Xen/SolusVM

Servers are in Seattle WA with Spectrum Networ (test IP: 63.223.121.189). Supposed to have instant activation, although sign up experience from the previous post beg to differ. Domain registered in Oct 2009, but has WHOIS mask. The same spec Xen PV box can be had for $6/month (see this WHT offer) and is available in both Seattle WA and Scraton PA. However the $6.50 Xen HVM would be useful for running Windows.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

117 Comments

  1. Wow, a lot of offers after the Easter :P

    April 27, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  2. I recommend this people.

    Have a XenPV since November 2010, and after some hiccups, so far so good.

    Now I have some little problems but, I think can be solved.

    April 27, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
    • bob:

      I had a Scranton VPS from them for 3 months and the only real problems I ran into were because of Volumedrive network going down.

      There was 0 downtime on the machine, I could download 10 mb/s and IO was 30-50 mb/s. I wonder if their Seattle servers are as good.

      April 27, 2011 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
      • The network isn’t so good in my case. But the i/o is about the same as your case.

        April 27, 2011 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
      • Edit:

        $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        --2011-04-27 15:33:23--  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 10.6M/s   in 9.4s
        
        2011-04-27 15:33:33 (10.7 MB/s) - `100mb.test.1' saved [104857600/104857600]
        
        April 27, 2011 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
  3. zidit:

    Some link in their page show 404 ie. network page

    April 27, 2011 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Others as well. Specials.php for example.

      Their September 2010 post shows the same site design. I wonder if it’s been broken that long.

      April 27, 2011 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
      • Yes, is broken that long xD They never fixed his website lol. But for has been a pretty decent experience.

        April 27, 2011 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
  4. The website is now being worked upon now so that should be fixed shortly.

    Thanks to LEA for posting up the offer. :)

    April 27, 2011 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
  5. I had a $4 / 256 MB Xen VPS from CurlHost a while back. Since cancelled, but some observations:

    (1) The VPS worked beautifully, couldn’t ask for more.
    (2) CurlHost support was always there to respond. Excellent job.
    (3) For me, there were numerous networking issues. Which is why I eventually cancelled.

    Some of those networking issues CurlHost worked on and solved — such as packet lost. But every 2 or 3 days (as I recall) there was another networked interruption.

    In hindsight it may not have been anything to do with CurlHost at all. I had a similar crappy (network) experience with Burst. So maybe me and Scranton just don’t get along.

    Server-wise and support-wise these guys are very good. If Scranton works for you then it’s a go-go!

    April 27, 2011 @ 9:04 pm | Reply
  6. innya:

    ok, it stated they also have seattle.

    April 27, 2011 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
    • Don’t let me put you off Scranton. As I said it could’ve been just me — meaning, network issues between me and Scranton. Happened with CurlHost and Burst and I just didn’t have the time to dig into it.

      April 27, 2011 @ 9:25 pm | Reply
  7. this vps I like :)

    April 28, 2011 @ 1:26 am | Reply
  8. Tanmoy:

    I ordered like an donkey without reading the post carefully. This is a windows box :(

    April 28, 2011 @ 2:23 am | Reply
    • Submit a ticket, they probably will do something for you.

      April 28, 2011 @ 2:25 am | Reply
      • Tanmoy:

        Did that. Hope something positive! )

        April 28, 2011 @ 2:56 am | Reply
        • I’ve checked your ticket on this issue. I’ll get back to you directly over there. :)

          April 28, 2011 @ 3:30 am | Reply
  9. do you offer cpanel/whm vps ?

    April 28, 2011 @ 7:35 am | Reply
    • We do not offer cPanel licenses. However, we can surely install it for you.

      April 28, 2011 @ 9:43 am | Reply
  10. Do you have a version with more RAM? Also, most of vps package pages on domain are giving 404…..

    April 28, 2011 @ 10:34 am | Reply
    • Yes, we do.

      You can double the specs above, except for the IP address, for $12/month. It’s not a lowendbox so wasn’t included in the offer above.

      https://my.curlhost.com/link.php?id=2 is where you’d get it. :)

      April 28, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
      • innya:

        I was thinking about upgrading it. I just check it out and it’s out of stock. So, should I wait until stock avaiable?

        May 4, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
  11. ZZZ:

    $6.50/month for life?

    April 28, 2011 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  12. Jhon H:

    I order this plan,

    When can I get it?

    April 28, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
    • Curlhost, that rotating script you have on the front page is too fast. You can’t read it. Well at least I can’t.

      Jhon H if you haven’t gotten it already, you may want to open up a support ticket to ask. While many hosts are pretty much instant or upwards of 15 minutes, most allow 24 hours to create an account. Only they would be able to tell you though.

      April 28, 2011 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
      • Jhon H:

        Thanks for you reply!

        I submite an support ticket, and wait it reply!

        April 28, 2011 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
        • innya:

          Also, look at your spam folder!
          sometime it goes there.
          I order one and I got one pretty quick like auto provisioning.

          April 28, 2011 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
  13. Jhon H:

    I check my spam folder!! Have nothing send from curlhost!

    Why I don’t got it auto? 4 hour gone

    April 28, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • All you can do is wait until someone from Curlhost gets to it.

      April 28, 2011 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
  14. Jhon H:

    I don’t understand, this time is break time? or Sleep time?

    I submite 2 support ticket, and Nobody reply to me!! I buy 3 month, that’s my fail? only received Billing mail “Invoice Payment Confirmation”!

    This wait is so longer

    April 28, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
    • Then do ahead and cancel the order.

      To be honest though, opening up additional support tickets is kind of rude. All that does is create extra work and takes their employees away from trying to help you and others. Not cool.

      April 28, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
      • Jhon H:

        Got my vps now!

        almost 7 hour gone!! Not good, and not bad!!

        I will test it!!

        April 28, 2011 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
  15. Ordered 12 USD VPS, works fine.

    April 29, 2011 @ 7:33 am | Reply
  16. sb:

    vps works good

    great support too

    April 29, 2011 @ 9:20 am | Reply
  17. innya:

    I used speedtest.net to test upload and download speed from my vps window.

    It is not a valid test. I just randomly picked up 3 servers location and see how it handle.

    Here is my result;

    I got 6.5Mbs download and 4.5Mbs uplink from us(central).

    from Europe(UK), I got 2.2Mbs download and 1.1Mbs uplink.

    from Asia (Lao), I got .88Mbs download and .225Mbs uplink.

    April 29, 2011 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
  18. peter:

    I clicked on the button:
    http://www.curlhost.com/xen-seattle.php

    and got:
    Not Found

    The requested URL /xen-seattle.php was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    May 1, 2011 @ 12:20 am | Reply
    • Did you read the previous comments?…

      May 1, 2011 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
    • SCM:

      17 days later, this issue is still not resolved. They just lost a customer due to this lack of attention. I’m not signing up with a provider who cant even repair their website.

      May 16, 2011 @ 5:33 am | Reply
      • Well, has been like that like 6 months xD

        May 16, 2011 @ 5:41 am | Reply
        • Peter Kazakoff:

          That makes it even worse.

          May 20, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  19. 1>They had deleted my account,I can not login,but I recive invoice,don’t pay.
    2>I request to open hvm,7 days has passed,not reply to me.

    May 1, 2011 @ 1:35 am | Reply
  20. Valery:

    3rd 24 hours since I paid, but get no VPS, nor any actions now. What is not working time? There is no announcement of the operating week days, hours.

    May 1, 2011 @ 8:25 am | Reply
  21. Martin:

    Ordered Windows HVM – works fine except the transferspeed is pretty slow (15 mbit max per thread).

    Setup took 3 hours. Support is neither slow nor fast – its ok if you can wait upto 24 hours :)

    May 1, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  22. Jean:

    ordered one last night,nothing until now
    also opened a ticket and asked them about average setup time,nothing until now

    May 1, 2011 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
  23. Jhon H:

    my 2dr 72 hour since I paid! and one ticket submite, nothing until now

    May 2, 2011 @ 4:51 am | Reply
    • Jhon H:

      I want to say: my first 512MB Xen-Win work fine, and speed fast, But the support is so slowly!

      May 2, 2011 @ 5:00 am | Reply
  24. Hello everyone!

    I apologize for the late update here. I’d like to update everyone on a few issues:
    1) VPS has not been setup
    The last 2 nodes for this offer had a hardware issue which took long to trace out. We then rebuilt systems using entirely different hardware to get all pending orders up and running. All pending orders should be live within next couple hours.

    2) Slow support
    We’re not a team of 100 people. Due to the recent issues with the server hardware, a few of the “Sales” and “Billing” department tickets were left unanswered (it’s weekend anyways). Also, *most* of the technical support tickets were answered. I’m unable to find any unanswered ticket which is for everything but provisioning. I apologize for not providing continuous update to all clients, but our priority was to get everything pending to be active asap.

    3) Everything should be up and running in next couple hours. If you don’t get the details by this time, please feel free to mail me at ps@curlhost.com Although I hope you won’t have the need to do so :)

    May 2, 2011 @ 5:12 am | Reply
    • Jhon H:

      Great Job!! I will waiting for!

      Keep the VPS work fine is The most important thing!

      May 2, 2011 @ 5:28 am | Reply
    • Peter:

      ..couple of hours seem to be a couple of days now. No answer to mails and tickets.

      May 7, 2011 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
      • {sarcasm}Well, it is the weekend.{/sarcasm}

        Sorry but I didn’t think much of that answer. I know with shared hosting, my busy time is Friday last afternoon, Saturday and Sunday early afternoon. And Tuesday evenings for some strange reason.

        May 7, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  25. Been waiting for setup for almost 24 hours now, still pending. Hope to get setup soon.

    May 4, 2011 @ 3:56 am | Reply
    • Don Kanalie:

      Ordered on Monday, sent Mail yesterday, so far no set up account. Answer on my email was “Order ID?” – shouldnt it be easy to determine a client by mail?

      Well, the price says a little bit waiting is alright.

      May 4, 2011 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  26. Nobody:

    Ordered on 02/05/2011 01:06 .still pending now,although sent a mail to ps@curlhost.com

    May 5, 2011 @ 5:21 am | Reply
    • Don Kanalie:

      Same for me, after asking for my order ID and sending it back, there was no more response.

      May 5, 2011 @ 10:41 am | Reply
      • Nobody:

        It looks like no man.
        – -!

        May 6, 2011 @ 3:22 am | Reply
    • That is sad. I hope they will answer all the new clients soon. For me has been a decent provider and they are helpful people

      May 7, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
    • Jhon H:

      I order 2 Xen! the first work very fine! the second not good, but CurlHost tell me they are change the mother server, and let me wait 3-4 day!

      I test CurlHost 7 days, the first vps work fine, and very fast, run my programe!!

      I will waiting them, give them a little time

      May 7, 2011 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
  27. Florian Strankowski:

    I’m with Curlhost for 1 week now. 2 downtimes, on is ongoing. Booting my Server (Windows 2003) has no effect. I’m not quite sure if this is the right provider for me.
    Will keep you updated.

    May 9, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
    • Florian Strankowski:

      Ok, this was the worst hosting provider i’ve gone with.
      In 2 weeks i had an outage time of more than 11 hours, also my server keeps getting offline randomly from time to time.

      Transferspeeds are slow as described before, nothing has been fixed. I’ve just requested them to refund me my money, they can take 50 percent of the money i’ve payed them for setting up my server.

      DONT GO WITH CURLHOST, BEWARE!

      May 14, 2011 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
  28. Florian Strankowski:

    Update: Its offline again …

    May 17, 2011 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
    • Florian Strankowski:

      Still nothing changed, server down for 12 hours+ now. Just filed Paypaldispute and charged back my money. This company is pure scam.

      May 18, 2011 @ 8:48 am | Reply
  29. Peter:

    Well, just thought I was lucky so far but within the first week now I also faced two down times.

    No reaction here as well anymore. Guess that was the first and last month with Curlhost.

    May 18, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  30. Peter Kazakoff:

    48 hours and still awaiting setup. And I can’t even call the owner because his WHOIS is private.

    May 20, 2011 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
    • I have to admit that I would rather not have clients calling me up. Rather do everything over email and tickets.

      But yes, 48 hours is a tad excessive. Hate to say it considering that he appears to be responsive up above but you may want to consider cancelling.

      May 20, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  31. Peter:

    Well, down again. Facing this daily since I got my VPS. Poor.

    May 22, 2011 @ 10:45 am | Reply
    • Peter:

      48hrs or more down now. Now response on my mails

      May 24, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  32. Mahdi:

    +48hrs and waiting for setup !
    no answer to my ticket!

    June 1, 2011 @ 8:37 am | Reply
  33. Peter:

    Its official now. The probably WORST hosting provider ever. Had several downtimes, got “excuses” about that they will fix the problem, nothing happened. In the end the set me up a complete new VPS. Well, end of the story? Works as bad as before. Questions about a discount for the weak performance get ignored, tickets closed without answering. STAY AWAY!

    June 8, 2011 @ 4:32 am | Reply
    • Well, I have experimented some issues recently, I will wait some extra days, lets see. Is important to me to preserve my IP address. Have been with them since Nov, 2010.

      June 8, 2011 @ 6:23 am | Reply
    • Peter:

      More than a week that I can´t access my VPS. Last ticket answer was telling “that they´ll fix it shortly” … now the ticket was closed and disappeared. Of course without answer. Great service. Paypal dispute opened.

      June 18, 2011 @ 9:21 am | Reply
  34. Thomas:

    Im having the same trouble as peter, its been 5 days service still pending, and im not even getting any replys to tickets. Stay far away

    June 20, 2011 @ 1:50 am | Reply
    • Thomas:

      Well still stuck on pending and my ticket had been closed. I guess they packed up and ran with our money.

      June 25, 2011 @ 2:52 am | Reply
      • Thomas:

        OK, I tried the email address, ps@curlhost.com and got a quick repsonse. Offering to refund me or they could setup the host right away.

        So for anyone else give that email address a try.

        I’m going to cancel, shouldn’t need to email some random address posted here to get help from a host.

        June 25, 2011 @ 3:59 am | Reply
  35. Kyle:

    its such a joke that company. opened tickets which never got any response. vps is not working at all and from the first couple of days when they did work the performance was more than a bad experience. agree with peter and thomas!

    June 23, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  36. Valery:

    The VPS performance stumbles after the Technical Support reinstalled the VPS. Administ.User named A…T (from China?) connects into my Windows VPS, what for? The sudden shutdown (maybe reset) incidents unexpectedly occur. This has caused me financial loss. So and now is Virtual Server Status: Offline. CurlHost Staff does not respond to tickets from June 2.

    June 23, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  37. Peter:

    The VPS performance stumbles? Stays down would be the better expression. Wrote an email now to ps@… as well. Worst service ever. The last response on my ticket was “We expect everyone affected to be up and running within the next 24 hours. In addition, we’ll include a free month of service to your account.”

    Great. 48 hours passed after already facing more than a week downtime. So what are they offering for free – another month of not being able to use what I paid for? Sorry…nothing to add.

    June 25, 2011 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
  38. Ok, I want to be honest with all you.

    During the past months I have claimed Curlhost as a very good provider. Now, I am facing the same problems like you. Null support, and networking problems.

    I have a VPS with them since November.

    Now, I have requested a cancel. So sad day.

    June 26, 2011 @ 5:03 am | Reply
    • Yomero has been humbled, news at 11.

      <3

      Francisco

      June 26, 2011 @ 5:21 am | Reply
      • LOL Fran…

        Well, it was an stellar service. The past 2 months were bad… I prefer to move.

        June 26, 2011 @ 5:23 am | Reply
        • I got a friend in IRC that has waited 2 weeks for a setup from them to no avail so I guess you got in when they were still replying.

          I have another that had quite a few huge outages without any reasoning.

          Best of luck boss :)

          Francisco

          June 26, 2011 @ 5:25 am | Reply
  39. Mon5t3r:

    i’ve cancel my Xen HVM too (not because they support or technical problem, but i’ve finished my thesis research)

    open ticket for additional services issue, got replied around 1-2 hours. asking me for 1 month trial because that unacceptable issue. did anyone get this too?

    June 26, 2011 @ 5:25 am | Reply
  40. Just want to update you. After long time tolerating this issues, I cancelled my Xen VPS… Yesterday was the last day.

    As you can see here http://goo.gl/Quq9B since May there were networking issues exactly at the midnight EVERYDAY until mids of June. Their support just put my tickets in pending, but this was never solved. After some time, I never got answers anymore. Null support… But yeah, they cancelled my VPS almost exactly at the day and hour programmed, and again, no support?
    After that, an outage of 8 hours. This was the last straw.

    July 1, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
    • Not justifying things but sounds like a backup (or some other) script being run if it’s at midnight.

      July 1, 2011 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
      • Probably, but it was like packet losing 100%, very weird.
        Pingdom and uptime robot were blinking xD
        Lots of spam in my mail every night.

        July 1, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
  41. Valery:

    I sense that no more such service CurlHost at all.
    I asked to divulge real service plans i.e. intentions. I have suffered through many whole many weeks failures. Through the service’s fault. No support from Staff or Prakash also, no actions, no explanations. So I have been forced to request cancellation, that I should have got refund, back with all compensations

    July 13, 2011 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
    • You got a refund? Interesting :P

      July 13, 2011 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
      • Valery:

        No.
        From whom? There is no one!
        I haven’t got it. Let’s wait and see

        July 13, 2011 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
      • Valery:

        In May I got the compensation: a couple of extensions of Next Due Date in sum by 18 days. But in June the service ceased without bitter-truthful declaration of this, how vexing!

        July 13, 2011 @ 9:23 pm | Reply
  42. El Nino:

    I believe curlhost will be in deadpool list soon, ticket support not active, and also their homepage such like abandoned (you can see at curlhost.com). Here are my ticket that not responded at all:

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/803/sscurlh.jpg/

    and this is direct URL:
    https://my.curlhost.com/viewticket.php?tid=561044&c=En8LmGwl

    now i’m ready to move all my data to another provider, nobody knows what will happened with curlhost in this august 2011.

    August 2, 2011 @ 7:05 am | Reply
  43. luma:

    These guys are awful.

    Very bad service, They don’t answer tickets.

    I paid for my services Friday and still waiting for it to be activated (now Tuesday)

    STAY AWAY!

    August 2, 2011 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
  44. sll:

    Esperando :S!

    August 13, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  45. shell:

    waiting 15 hours

    August 13, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
  46. shell:

    waiting 28 hours

    August 14, 2011 @ 4:05 am | Reply
  47. shell:

    waiting 1 days 12 hours

    August 15, 2011 @ 10:25 pm | Reply
  48. shell:

    SCAM
    7 days and do not provide the vps or money

    August 19, 2011 @ 4:06 am | Reply
    • LOL shell, what can I say to you. My service was very good until the past 2 months. They dissappeared, no support, and I had a lot of network problems. But they were really good at the start

      August 19, 2011 @ 4:16 am | Reply
  49. shell:

    nada de VPS :S!, aún no me responden
    ¿si cancelo el pedido me devuelven el dinero?

    no VPS: S! still do not respond
    If I cancel the order I get a refund?

    August 19, 2011 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
  50. Unfortunately the same thing happened to me, my old VPS is still running, but the new one has not been setup after more than 1 week.

    The tickets are being ignored too, it appears this company should be added to the Dead Pool and the owner should be blacklisted.

    August 22, 2011 @ 9:50 am | Reply
  51. Peter:

    VPS down as well for several days. Support tickets unanswered. Stay away. Never really worked out for me. Not worth a penny!

    August 24, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  52. Goring:

    VPS (I had 3 with them) went down all the time. I wasn’t really using them, just a few processes open (like RoR framework for developing). I left the machines on their own for a few days and when I came back…they were down for no reason. I never contacted support though so maybe there were a solution, but finally I cancelled the 3 of them.

    August 25, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  53. Peter:

    Haha, at least I got my automatic payment reminder today. Of course the tickets from weeks ago have still not been answered.

    September 1, 2011 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  54. _____________Cc:

    May be due to time difference, I waited for about one day, like the United States is the weekend, vps has been in a pending state, ticket no response, oh! God, I may have to wait another day! !

    September 4, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  55. _____________Cc:

    Their website has been unable to open! !

    September 5, 2011 @ 8:37 am | Reply
  56. Serlern:

    Well, the vps I had with them went down on Aug 27th, they never responded to the tickets, and now their website is down. Its just about safe to say they are dead.

    September 5, 2011 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  57. Se puede denunciarlos?

    September 6, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
  58. Valery:

    CurlHost “Terms of Service” read as follows “disputes must be reported within 60 days”.
    Dear Prakash, CurlHost, I report the dispute (in payment system I paid from) opened since August 25th, 2011.

    October 20, 2011 @ 9:15 am | Reply
    • They’re deadpool, you’re not going to get a dime or anything of the sort.

      In fact, the site right now is a park page.

      Francisco

      October 20, 2011 @ 9:35 am | Reply
  59. any discount coupon for vps order ?

    April 28, 2012 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

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