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CurveHost – $2.99 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Kansas City

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 31, 2011 @ 5:04 am, by LowEndAdmin

CurveHost Via this WHT offer. CurveHost is based Kent UK, and on their website you can see UK based VPS hosting starting at $3.99/month. They do however also sell VPS based in US, and the “Bronze” plan is $1 cheaper at $2.99/month. You get

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in either Wholesale Internet (Kansas City MO, test IP: 173.208.250.166, Sign up link) or BurstNet EU (Manchester UK, test IP: 46.37.167.150, Sign up link). Domain has been registered since August 2010. Adjacent IP on the name servers. The plan does look very similar to PogiWeb’s that I posted a few days ago. Virpus reseller again?

64 Comments

  1. I knew I recognized this design. This same designed was used for hostlatch/old vpslatch design.

    Francisco

    March 31, 2011 @ 7:06 am | Reply
    • id:

      and it contains .swf file which loads slow and heavy…

      March 31, 2011 @ 7:12 am | Reply
      • Yeah that CUB3R thing. People actually pay to make their own website runs slower, for “3D effects” that add no real value. Never mind, I browse with Flash turned off most of the time anyway.

        March 31, 2011 @ 8:19 am | Reply
        • dd:

          I browse with flash turned off, website colors turned off with my own colors of green text on black background to reduce eye strain. So the grand designs of most websites are lost on me.

          March 31, 2011 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
        • I used to but too many sites are poorly designed for those without flash and stuff breaks. Or they don’t give you an alternative to use their site.

          April 1, 2011 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
      • M.M:

        I actually for around 2 years now I take great care before jumping into ANY of web hosting site. As I found that in not less than 30% of the time, the browser will crash (even though I use Opera, Firefox, Safari , and IE, each time crash will happen no matter which one I was using!!!). So, to save my work and opened tabs, I tend more to open ANY web hosting site that I don’t know, in another browser other than the one I have tabs open within it. Actually, even sites I know e.g. Burst, I felt scary once when I had to visit their website after several months of not doing so. What I want to add in short, is that web hosts seems to have the worst designs, and the most deadly bugs on the internet.

        March 31, 2011 @ 8:49 am | Reply
  2. Tom:

    There aren’t many good UK offers on LEB and 50GB for 3$ no VAT sounds like a good team to me, but I made a rule for myself, so should others, if you see a host with no SSL, don’t buy. They will fail on you sooner or later.

    March 31, 2011 @ 9:12 am | Reply
    • dd:

      Yes, how they expect us to submit root passwords through insecure forms is beyond me, and most hosts also resend the securely submitted passwords through insecure email right after you click submit. So the entire point of secure submission is lost.

      March 31, 2011 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      There aren’t many good UK offers on LEB? Huh?!!! Sometimes it’s needed to spend some time to read posted stuff here not just to open site…
      LEB is lately full of decent UK VPS deals. Some of them are even above average lowendbox quality/price point of view. Just to mention few with very positive reviews: XenVZ, VooServers, Evorack…

      March 31, 2011 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
  3. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    I hate Flash. I don’t actually have it installed. Saves battery + CPU + RAM.

    March 31, 2011 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
  4. G:

    I just purchased this $2.99 VPS and I love it so far. Below are some tests:

    $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family      : 16
    model           : 4
    model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 3400.203
    cache size      : 512 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 4
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 5
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy altmovcr8 abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
    bogomips        : 6800.39
    TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate [8]
    
    processor       : 1
    vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family      : 16
    model           : 4
    model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 3400.203
    cache size      : 512 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 4
    core id         : 1
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 1
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 5
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy altmovcr8 abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
    bogomips        : 6800.34
    TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate [8]
    
    processor       : 2
    vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family      : 16
    model           : 4
    model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 3400.203
    cache size      : 512 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 4
    core id         : 2
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 2
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 5
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy altmovcr8 abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
    bogomips        : 6800.42
    TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate [8]
    
    processor       : 3
    vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family      : 16
    model           : 4
    model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 3400.203
    cache size      : 512 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 4
    core id         : 3
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 3
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 5
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy altmovcr8 abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
    bogomips        : 6800.43
    TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate [8]
    
    $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-04-01 01:18:02--  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 10.0M/s   in 11s
    
    2011-04-01 01:18:13 (9.11 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    $ 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, 22.705 seconds, 47.3 MB/s
    
    March 31, 2011 @ 9:23 pm | Reply
  5. Aboyne:

    Just FYI to everyone, it’s been 17 hours and still no word on when my account will be set up. I’m not sure if this is a normal delay or not, but if you’re hoping for prompt service, you should probably look elsewhere.

    April 2, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Manz:

      Maybe you should issue a refund if they still not setup your account after 24 hours.

      April 2, 2011 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Jhon H:

      Yep, no word on when my account will be set up!!! it’s so bad, other vps when you paid, the account and vps ip email coming…

      April 2, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
    • Aboyne:

      It’s been well over 24 hours with no word back from them. I guess I should have known better. Considering they’re apparently not enabling accounts (the only testimonial I’ve found from anyone who has gotten anything for their money is “G”‘s above; no reviews anywhere else on the internet), I think maybe LEB should post some sort of warning that this is probably just some kid’s ice cream fund. The whois doesn’t list a real house or phone number, so no telling if there’s any accountability on this at all. This kid’s other websites are all Call of Duty landing pages.

      TL/DR: Don’t give this “company” your payment info!

      April 2, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  6. bob:

    Mine got setup within 4 hours of ordering. But support has been of no help so far. I requested Tun/Tap to be enabled when I ordered but they did not do this. Waiting on a ticket I made for them to do it… :(

    April 2, 2011 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  7. purchased vps on 3-31-11 cannot get a response on when account would be set up

    April 2, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
    • Here we go again….

      April 3, 2011 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
      • G:

        After everything I decided to cancel, even though it seems I am the only one to get a VPS on here. Support simply is non-existent. Also their site is broken now on the client page “Critical Error
        Could not connect to the database”. They seemed okay at first, but its not worth the hassle. I have since moved to 123systems with their 15/year special to see how that goes.

        April 4, 2011 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  8. Hi,

    My apologies to all of those who have waited to have their vps provisioned. We simply did not anticipate the demand that was caused by this post on LEB.

    All US vps orders are now active, we will have another UK node online within 24 hours. Everyone that has requested a refund has been given one and all support tickets have been answered.

    If anyone would like to contact me personally, please feel free to do so: admin [@] curvehost.com

    Again my apologies, we simply were not expecting this massive amount of orders.

    Best Regards

    April 5, 2011 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
  9. marco:

    Cheers!

    April 7, 2011 @ 3:09 am | Reply
  10. Ko Min:

    Is it reliable? I need Cheap VPS urgently and that one must be trustful.

    Please …. let me know a little more detail.

    April 7, 2011 @ 6:02 am | Reply
  11. Ztc:

    Looks very good, going to try them.

    April 7, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply
  12. Ko Min:

    @Ztc When I checked it, Machester IP can’t not be pinged…. show Destination port can not be reachable. I don’t wana move anywhere and I just wana get a fix one. :( Share Hosting exp: for me were very horrible.

    April 7, 2011 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
  13. Paid for server on 3/31/11 never received a reply. still waiting.

    April 7, 2011 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
    • manz:

      You better request a refund or open paypal dispute & find other host.

      April 8, 2011 @ 8:58 am | Reply
  14. Ko Min:

    I already ordered on package with the mail of winkomin@winkomin.uni.cc . Haven’t got any reply yet. Waiting

    April 7, 2011 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  15. Ko Min:

    Admin mentioned that they are installing new nodes during theses 24 hrs. I’m waiting for another 12 hrs. Hope this site will not not make me depressed.

    April 8, 2011 @ 3:37 am | Reply
  16. Paul:

    Bought one for some storage, about 18 hours now, no reply from support, no vps.

    Cancelled subsription and sent ticket for refund, if they replied to tickets fair enough, but jesus, this is beyond a joke.

    April 8, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  17. DG:

    Ordered a VPS from them yesurday, No instant deloyment, Upon sending ticket got reply stating they are bringing a new node online in the next 24 Hours and my VPS will then be created and details sent, Its now been over 24 Hours and still no VPS, Not in a rush for this VPS but would be nice if they kept to their words!

    April 8, 2011 @ 11:58 pm | Reply
  18. Ko Min:

    No Reply. Nothing. Please don’t buy this service.

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:44 am | Reply
    • Hmmm I was considering this for an UK instance

      April 9, 2011 @ 7:59 am | Reply
      • Ko Min:

        Yeah! Please don’t. I was waiting 2 whole days. But No reply were back except one mail about setting new vps to wait 24 hrs. That’s all I got. For me, I prefer breathost.com and hostrail.com. I am currently customer of them.
        Breathost.com – you have to wait a little longer for setting up around 6 hrs. For me I’d waited nearly 10 hrs. But You will get a very nice speed & customer care.

        Hostrail.com – You can get vps within 5 hrs after purchasing. I got within 4 hrs. Currently the speed is a little horrible even though I took vps 2nd package which costs 5.99/month.

        April 9, 2011 @ 9:11 am | Reply
  19. DG:

    I agree, DO NOT BUY, These clearly do not have any nodes to deploy VPSes on and it appears only one person has had one but cancelled, Still my ticket has gone over 12 Hours without a reply, So good for their dedicated technicians ready to help you 24 /7, 365 days a year. Complete Rubbish!

    April 9, 2011 @ 10:44 am | Reply
    • DG:

      I,d also like to add their request cancellation isnt their within WHMCS, I believe this is also against eCommerce Laws!

      April 9, 2011 @ 10:46 am | Reply
      • Ko Min:

        @DG Would you like to recommend any vps? :)

        April 9, 2011 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
        • DG:

          Check out semoweb – Instant deployment and everything, Got one earlyer today and couldnt be more pleased.

          April 9, 2011 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  20. Paid for vps 3/31/11 never received setup.

    April 9, 2011 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
    • Ko Min:

      ofcourse, they are just liars. Luckily I spent only for one month. :(

      April 9, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
      • DG:

        Same here, Although I have opened a ticket with them requesting a refund/cancellation the ticket is still unanswered some 5 hours later… Total Shamble!

        April 9, 2011 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
        • Ko Min:

          I already gave up for that host. Really disappointed. Btw @DG how about semoweb.com? Is it good? Reliable? Speed? Please kindly provide me a detail. Thanks

          April 9, 2011 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
        • M.M:

          I had to choose between several hosts, and semoweb was one of them so I researched, and can tell you it is promising company, they have servers in Limestone data center, like several good budget providers here. And their plans comes with burst ram that is hard to get for the same price. Also annual payment cuts a big chunk of the price for their plans. And pre-sales tickets has been responsive to me, that is why I suggest them. Also reviews in WHT were good. But to be honest I have no service with them yet!

          April 10, 2011 @ 10:59 pm | Reply
  21. DG:

    @ Ko Min – Yes am very happy with the 256MB Slice I have with semoweb at their dallas location, Instant deployment and afew nice flavours of distros within solusvm…

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  22. PenguinTux:

    I stay away from companies that don’t have a logo. It gives me a impression of a fly by night, a logo means EVERYTHING.

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
  23. DG:

    Over 48 Hours and still no VPS, Requested cancellation 24 Hours ago no reply to open ticket, Looks like we’re dealing with another kiddy host with no money for VPS Nodes or Management, I think its time LEA stepped up the mark for new hosts wanting to advertise here.

    April 10, 2011 @ 11:05 am | Reply
  24. Macro:

    They ran, their Solus is down and no responding to ticket what so ever.

    April 10, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
  25. DG:

    Just had a refund from this no node hosting provider, Complete joke!

    April 10, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
  26. Paid on 3/31/11 no server. how can i get a refund?

    April 11, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
  27. DG:

    Open a ticket and ask for one… Also note their is no request cancellation link within their WHMCS.

    April 11, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
  28. Ko Min:

    @farr

    Please login to customer area and submit ticket to get refund.
    Please note that their client area is not linked to your email like other vps.
    You will not get notified by email. After submission ticket, you have to go to
    their website and check ticket daily. I also already got refund. :)

    April 12, 2011 @ 1:56 am | Reply
  29. John:

    Stay away, that’s all I can say.

    I ordered a VPS about 1 week ago, and it hasn’t been set up, then today I get this email:
    ————–
    Hi,

    We have terminated your vm due to an unsolicited packet send, please see details below:

    Unsolicited packet send [FLOOD] from IP: 46.37.169.111
    ————–

    HOW CAN YOU TERMINATE MY VM WHEN IT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST?!

    Stay away.

    April 14, 2011 @ 7:59 am | Reply
    • DG:

      HAHAHA these lot make me laugh, Did they actually have any nodes to deploy anything on at all?

      April 14, 2011 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
      • Go:

        That takes it to a whole new level!!! Did they had a hosting company from the first place???

        April 14, 2011 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
      • John:

        Update: they told me they set the VPS up ages ago and sent the welcome email ages ago, but I searched every folder and nothing. I checked every day for that email, but never received it. My point is, if I don’t know the details of my VPS, how on earth can I spam? So I don’t even use my VPS and it gets suspended…

        Very strange if you ask me! Okay, they may have sent a welcome email although I didn’t receive it, but suspending my VPS when I didn’t even know it existed because I was using it to spam or something is extremely outrageous.

        April 14, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
        • DG:

          Sorry to hear of your troubles, It appears their WHMCS is incorrectly setup and doesnt send any emails to their end user’s which to be honest is another red flag, I never got my welcome emails I had to look in the “email” tab within the clientarea to see what had been send, I find the whole of their operation a complete joke, Just check the “email” tab within their clientarea to see what messages was sent and to see if you actually have a message regarding the setup, Because from my experience they dont even have any nodes to deploy anything on and their now using strange tactics of trying to suspend people in order not to give refunds, I think their whole operation is a complete shamble and they should be ashamed of themselfs!

          April 15, 2011 @ 10:28 am | Reply
  30. DG:

    I would also like to add that “Rob Fraser” who owns curvehost.com also owns the domain thequalityhost.com so beware of anything popping up regarding that domain in the future.

    April 15, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply
  31. John:

    They asked me if I wanted to be put on another node, I said no I want my money back, and have had no reply from them since.

    April 16, 2011 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
    • DG:

      It sounds like they have spent all their funds on trying to get some servers online that they dont have any funds left to refund anyone with, Their accounting appears to be a mess and I guess we will see them in the dead pool sometime in the near future

      April 16, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
      • John:

        Yeah. Don’t get me wrong, $2.99 is nothing. I have paid for lots of VPS and canceled them just to test them, but when I ask for a refund and don’t get one, it really asks the question “can I trust this host? Certainly not.” If they won’t even give back $2.99…

        April 17, 2011 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
  32. Scam. paid for service 3/31/11. never received setup.

    April 18, 2011 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
    • DG:

      Have you requested a refund?

      April 19, 2011 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
  33. etty:

    scammed….curvehost deleted my vps and delete my account too,so I cannot login to member area.

    May 4, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
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