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CurlHost – $6 512MB Xen VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 27, 2010 @ 7:18 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 just released their Xen VPS nodes and is now offering “unbelievable offers” for their Xen PV VPS, starting from $4/month for 256MB memory, 20GB disk and 250GB/month data transfer. Add 2 bucks more at $6/month will get double of everything —

  • 512MB memory/512MB swap
  • 40GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

Available in both Scranton PA (with HostNoc but VolumeDrive’s ARIN) or Seattle WA (Spectrum Network). Direct sign up link here. Interestingly on their website their Xen packages were intended to be at Kansas City and Dallas. Since last time they have moved their website from Dallas to Scranton, but are still using non-redundant NS. WHOIS still remains privacy guarded. Great offer — but it certainly needs more time to prove whether it’s trustworthy.

47 Comments

  1. OMG , Their ticketing is out of work . The verification image doesn’t load !

    October 27, 2010 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  2. Spo0lsh:

    Xen vps:
    Kansas City, MO or Dallas, TX
    Test IP: N/A
    Coming Soon!

    October 27, 2010 @ 8:11 am | Reply
    • CurlHost:

      We have Dallas but it went full even before we could advertise it. :( We’re working to get the KC nodes up soon. :)

      October 27, 2010 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  3. Dustin:

    Hey there,

    Just a heads up your site is missing a few pages such as the reseller “special”

    October 27, 2010 @ 8:29 am | Reply
  4. Any test file or test ip ?

    October 27, 2010 @ 9:29 am | Reply
    • IP can be found in the linked WHT post.

      October 27, 2010 @ 9:57 am | Reply
    • CurlHost:

      Scranton: 173.242.116.20
      Seattle: 63.223.121.189

      October 27, 2010 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
  5. CurlHost:

    @Dustin Yes I missed to update the site yesterday. I’ll have it fixed today though. :)

    October 27, 2010 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  6. OMG, ANY ONE HAS EXP OF CURLHOST?

    October 28, 2010 @ 1:23 am | Reply
  7. Domain Name: CURLHOST.COM
    Creation Date: 10-Oct-2009
    Expiration Date: 10-Oct-2011

    October 28, 2010 @ 3:04 am | Reply
  8. Matt:

    @CurlHost
    Is Xen HVM available? What images do you have? Do you support Windows?

    October 28, 2010 @ 11:10 am | Reply
    • CurlHost:

      Yes we do Xen HVM as well. We do have windows available alongwith a number of linux distros. If you’d like a specific os which isn’t available in our servers we can add it for you.

      October 29, 2010 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  9. Karatoa:

    I’ve bought a VPS from them yesterday. Now the VM control panel shows the sever is up but I cannot ping to any of the IPs.

    October 29, 2010 @ 12:50 am | Reply
    • CurlHost:

      Can you please open a ticket for the issue? LEB isn’t our support desk. :)

      October 29, 2010 @ 2:18 am | Reply
      • Karatoa:

        I must appreciate that their support is very fast. Thanks curlhost for being so prompt on replying the tickets.

        October 29, 2010 @ 2:23 am | Reply
  10. UhOh:

    Signed up for an account, 6 hours later still nothing. Thats far from instant/near instant.

    October 29, 2010 @ 3:48 am | Reply
  11. death_hawk:

    This place kind of scares me.
    While I understand how hard a startup is, stuff like missing pages on their main site and a self signed certificate for their SolusVM Master is quite inexcusable.

    For someone to just “screw around” it wouldn’t be bad, but I would seriously question putting anything of importance on here.

    Maybe in time when they “tidy up”, but not now.

    October 29, 2010 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  12. farseas:

    We signed up for a test VPS and found that the email from Curlhost was going into Google spam. Check your spam if you did not get a confirmation email from them.

    There does seem to be simething wrong with their 64bit distros. We tried all of them and got the same error from each. All the 32bit distros work fine. Actually, for a lot of web uses, 32bit can be preferable as it uses quite a bit less memory.

    My advice to anyone that gets a VPS at these prices is to realize that you are expected to do some admin work yourself. If you can’t login to your server, try another distro and re-install that instead of your original distro. Maybe you will discover something.

    October 30, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
    • The issue is with the architecture most VPS nodes are setup on. We’ll have the 64bit distros up soon.

      November 3, 2010 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
  13. Yomero:

    Hi! I got a server here, and is working GREAT. I hope this will last.

    There isn’t a RAM upgrade or a 768MB plan? =P Because sometimes I need a little bit more for my services…

    Thanks!

    October 30, 2010 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
  14. farseas:

    Further testing has shown us that only the 32 bit version of Ubuntu is working properly right now. The other 32 bit version of things boot fine, but they are running the kernel from Dom0 – not the DomU kernel.

    We tried all the distro images they have and the 64bit images fail to to completely boot and all but the 32 bit Ubuntu distro are not running the DomU kernel.

    November 1, 2010 @ 2:10 am | Reply
    • You can always request the vps to be setup to boot from domU instead of dom0. Currently all Ubuntu images boot tbe domU kernel.

      November 3, 2010 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
  15. Karatoa:

    After initial hiccup, my sites are running great! Their support is near instant, in my case at least. Those who did not receive the activation email, please check your bulk folder as well.

    November 1, 2010 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  16. 4 hours pass, the vps still pending

    November 2, 2010 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
  17. I sent them an email asking about the cpu-sharing and density. No reply in 2 days so far.

    November 3, 2010 @ 3:32 am | Reply
    • We’ve had a few tickets(non-support) waiting on me for the past couple of days. You would received a response today at the latest.

      November 3, 2010 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
  18. fafa:

    so,any updates? their wehsite look unfinish.
    i want to find another vps.
    buyvm.net out of stock.

    November 3, 2010 @ 9:15 am | Reply
  19. We all are tring their service, right now the 64bit os, is not working very well, and they reply ticket so slow, but after they open the vps, so far so good, I suggest you wait, until any great review here, and this is the first month, so just wait.

    November 3, 2010 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  20. Just a little clarification:
    1. The setup is not instant. We did never advertised the same as well. However, most of the vps were setup within 1-3 hours.
    2. 64bit is being worked upon. We’ll have the 64bit issue sorted in a week or so.
    3. Our Seattle nodes are full now and a couple of VPS are available at Scranton node. The links would be disabled automatically as soon as we’re out. :)

    November 3, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Thanks dude, Im waiting for the 64bit centos, hope you update soon, the email problem is been prefectly sloved, wish you get more customers in the future :), and by the way, I wonder say the seattle node is great, I would like to order another one, if you get hvm node in the same datacenter.

      November 3, 2010 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
    • gp:

      8 hours waiting, my vps still pending :(

      November 5, 2010 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  21. gp:

    do you allow VPN usage?

    November 3, 2010 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
    • CurlHost:

      Yes we do. :)

      November 4, 2010 @ 4:30 am | Reply
  22. wpp:

    Do you allow bt?

    November 7, 2010 @ 11:17 am | Reply
  23. Austin:

    I’ve been inquiring a bit on a few different VPS services and this one is another one I’d like to gather some info on ;0. I tried to go to your webpage to check the status of Xen VPSs and everytime I go to your billing page to look into purchasing one, the Xen VPSs seem to be all out of stock. So my first question is how long until you think you’ll have more stock there?

    Secondly on your main page (and the billing page) I am unable to see what type of specs each of your Xen VPSs have. I know from here it is $6.00~ for 512 MB, but on the Xen purchase page I only see the following:

    XM2 = 1 Month Price – $5.00 USD
    XM3 = 1 Month Price – $7.95 USD
    XM4 = 1 Month Price – $13.95 USD

    I am curious to know what the specs of those three are or if there’s a link that I can’t seem to find where I can check myself.

    Thanks =)

    November 17, 2010 @ 9:36 am | Reply
    • We’ll have the same plans listed on website soon. :)

      November 19, 2010 @ 7:34 am | Reply
  24. cps:

    does the offer has been ended?! in order page i saw $10 not $6.. and i’m not seeing any promotion code..

    November 19, 2010 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
    • k:

      Check WTH!
      They offers this promotion again.
      Any review about this VPS? perfomance?uptime?

      December 10, 2010 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
      • cps:
        # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 13.0598 s, 82.2 MB/s
        
        wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        --2010-12-17 09:39:18--  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 11.0M/s   in 9.7s    
        
        2010-12-17 09:39:28 (10.3 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
        December 17, 2010 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
  25. Do you offer XEN HVM right now?
    I need a hvm….
    still sold out in whmcs…..

    January 12, 2011 @ 5:24 am | Reply
    • cps:

      not sold out.. just add https on link above.. or you can check WHT for full detail list.. i’m with them around 3 month so far so good they have good (not great nor best) support.. the good thing is they have a fast network.. and also you can run your own kernel by default.. if you can’t just ask them. like i said before they have a good support.. :D

      January 19, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

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