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DataHostDirect – $5.95 OpenVZ VPS with 128MB

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 15, 2008 @ 12:47 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated July 2010: DataHostDirect domain has expired so it looks like it is a dead provider now. FAIL.

DataHostDirect.com Via this WHT offer. DataHostDirect.com has this “TinyVPS” that costs $5.95/month. It uses HyperVM based panel and I suspect it uses OpenVZ as virtualization layer. This is what you’ll get with $5.95:

  • 128MB memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 50GB monthly data transfer
  • CentOS / Debian / Fedora / Gentoo / OpenSuse / Ubuntu

It claims to have 365day 24/7 support. Their website (and presumably their VPS) are hosted in New York in SolarVPS’ IP range. A name search from the WHOIS registrant info shows that it is run by someone in his early 20’s (like most budget VPS providers I guess). The website is hosted on the same IP that also hosts Crissic Solutions (and a few other sites) which I found weird…

Update: Nick from DataHostDirect.com has clarified that the VPS are actually located in Dallas, separated from the company website.

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.

3 Comments

  1. I am the owner of Data Host Direct, I wanted to clear up a few things. Our website is hosted off-site from our VPS node. Incase our server goes down, we want clients to be able to submit a ticket still and finding out updates. Our website is hosted at Crissic Solutions. Our server is located in Dallas, Texas, in Infomart. In the LimeStone Networks IP Range.

    Regards,
    Nick Kitmitto

    September 15, 2008 @ 2:27 am | Reply
  2. Thanks for the clarification. I’ll update my entry.

    September 15, 2008 @ 2:53 am | Reply
  3. Domain has appeared to be expired. Nick has actually trying to sell the domain since May. I guess we’ll be putting it in the dead pool for this month.

    July 16, 2010 @ 12:29 am | Reply

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