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FlipHost – $24/Year 256MB SSD OpenVZ VPS + Storage in Dallas Texas

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: May 6, 2013 @ 11:32 am, by Liam

Alex, from FlipHost, has sent in his first ever offers, for LowEndBox readers! These OpenVZ SSD plans are exclusive to LowEndBox and come with free backups, Anycast DNS and Offloaded SQL.

SSD Yearly

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 256MB RAM
  • 5GB SSD Disk
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: O4AH3P3EYC
  • $24/Year | Order Link
SSD 1

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 10GB SSD Disk
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB1
  • $4/Month | Order Link
SSD 2

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 20GB SSD Disk
  • 1500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB
  • $7/Month | Order Link

FlipHost have never been featured on LowEndBox before, though they’re pretty active on LowEndTalk. Alex informs us that the minimum specifications of their Kspliced Nodes, consists of: E3-1230v2 CPU, 32GB RAM and 4 x Intel 335 SSD in Hardware Raid 10 with a LSI MegaRaid 9266/9271 card. Some of their servers are using Dual E5-26XX CPU’s. Next month FlipHost will have been in business for an impressive 2 years! They’re currently working on a “VPS Auto Script Installer” (sneak peak). The only review I could fine was this one. It would be great if more reviews were left. Update: Storage plan has now sold out.

Storage1000

  • 3 CPU Cores
  • 256MB RAM
  • 1TB RAID5 Disk
  • 100Mbit Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: 1TbAreWeCrazy
  • $7/Month | Order Link

FlipHost accept payments via Paypal. Refunds are issued on a case by case basis. For their storage plan: Legal Torrents are allowed however you must throttle the download to prevent I/O abuse & a 1Gbps upgrade is available for $2 per month. Full Backups are taken every 6 hours (Self Restore) – Not Applied to Storage VPS (kb). Offloaded SQL can be requested via ticket. Anycast DNS management (Rage4) is also available for customers. We are told that you can host whatever you like as long as if it is legal in the U.S. and does not hurt or affect the performance of the node. Tor Exits are however not allowed. You can view their Terms of Service for more information.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the CoreXchange datacenter in Dallas, Texas.

Test IPv4: 23.29.117.162
Test File: http://23.29.117.162/test.tar

66 Comments

  1. serverian:

    The offers look amazing! Good luck Alex!

    May 6, 2013 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  2. 1 TB storage plan.Crazy!

    May 6, 2013 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  3. Freek:

    Got to get me some of that 1TB goodness!

    May 6, 2013 @ 11:58 am | Reply
  4. don:

    Storage1000 bandwidth is 1Gbps or 100Mbit? Doesn’t compute either way.

    May 6, 2013 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
    • Bandwidth is 100mbps with a 1Gbps upgrade available. I submitted a correct to have it fixed.

      May 6, 2013 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
  5. Aspirant Zhang:

    $24.15 USD
    (Pro Rata 31/05/2013)
    Subtotal: $24.15 USD
    Total Due Today: $24.15 USD
    Total Recurring: $29.95 USD Monthly

    May 6, 2013 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
  6. Aspirant Zhang:

    # The promotion code entered has already been used #
    The end ?

    May 6, 2013 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
    • The 1Tb offer was limited to 8 uses. However all of our SSD offers are still in stock.

      May 6, 2013 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
    • Ah well, 1TB was the interesting part. Time to move on.

      May 7, 2013 @ 12:55 am | Reply
  7. 1TB for $7? You are CRAZY :))

    May 6, 2013 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
    • Perhaps a smidge ;)

      May 6, 2013 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Still, i’d love to have one but I dont have PAYPAL which is the major reason I cannot have this.
      I wish all the best to the lucky 8 users

      May 6, 2013 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
      • I may offer other payment methods in the future, and am actively looking to improve what I offer. Hope to have you along with us in the future :)

        May 7, 2013 @ 12:57 am | Reply
  8. PcJamesy:

    UnixBench score: 2994.4

    I/O rate: 429.0 MB/second

    Bandwidth rate: 14.0 MB/second

    http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/05/06/9haw0MWkEYvUCaLG

    AIso it unmetered bandwidth on the storage plan, and does the 50mb max public filezize in the TOS applie to the vps plans?

    May 6, 2013 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
    • First off I really appreciate you reading the TOS.

      The file size limit does not apply to VPS, only shared hosting.

      May 6, 2013 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
  9. Bummer, no credit card payment option…. kinda hard to take a company seriously when they only accept Paypal. :-(

    May 6, 2013 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
    • We do accept credit cards, this is however done through PayPal.

      May 6, 2013 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
      • I wish I could delete my post… for some reason earlier it wouldn’t let me pay by credit card, it wanted me to create an account. Now I just tried and it’s working fine.

        May 7, 2013 @ 4:52 am | Reply
    • You can use PayPal even if you don’t have a PayPal account – It’s really no different to any other credit card processor in that case.

      May 7, 2013 @ 3:48 am | Reply
      • but it does ask you to make an account with paypal in order to pay? and if your country is not supported you cannot?

        May 7, 2013 @ 8:05 am | Reply
  10. Nice, looks like a worthy competitor to BuyVM!

    I can’t seem to find any information about the offloaded SQL though. Is it MySQL or PostgreSQL? What are the limits in terms of database site and number of databases? Can I use stored procedures and views?

    May 7, 2013 @ 3:51 am | Reply
    • Glad to hear you like what you see :)

      As for the offloaded SQL

      It is MySQL, handled through cPanel, similar to buyvm. This is however going to be integrated into Whmcs shortly.

      As of this time we have no defined limits on the number of databases or size. We have a few people using our offloaded SQL for databases 2GB + in size. The limits will defined more on the future but I can assure you they will be more than fair.

      May 7, 2013 @ 3:55 am | Reply
  11. RP:

    I didn’t need this VPS but ordered it anyway.

    [root ~]# 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, 0.843225 s, 1.3 GB/s

    Now I have to find some other provider to drop because these boxes are fast!

    May 7, 2013 @ 5:56 am | Reply
  12. Let me know if Storage1000 is activated again.

    May 7, 2013 @ 8:27 am | Reply
  13. Chillin:

    The coupon code only works on monthly subs? I tried to apply it to a yearly sub and it said The promotion code you entered has been applied to your cart but no items qualify for the discount yet – please check the promotion terms

    May 7, 2013 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
  14. nutjob:

    Any plans to restock the storage plan?

    May 7, 2013 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  15. torrent:

    i want the 1TB

    May 8, 2013 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  16. Got all my sites moved over to my VPS (SSD2 plan) in one night, and now finally the nameserver changes have propogated. My vBulletin forum is QUITE speedy using MySQL hosted on the VPS. What’s this I hear about offloaded MySQL? I’d be interested to hear about the specs of the boxes the offloaded SQL would run on (ie if it’s SSD based as well).

    Loving mine sofar!

    May 8, 2013 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
    • Glad to hear your server is running so fast.

      Our offloaded SQLis currently running with:

      E3-1230
      4 intel SSD in RAID 10

      This is provided to all clients for free. To request it just open a ticket and we will set you up.

      May 8, 2013 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
  17. These guys are a serious contender. I got their SSD 2 plan, blazing fast – and still like it to this day (rare)

    root@scheisse [~]# 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, 0.928525 s, 1.2 GB/s
    

    Fast support and billing too. Thanks Alex.

    May 10, 2013 @ 6:18 am | Reply
  18. hello fliphost,

    i just order SSD2 plan, but have got maxmin error,
    please check my order.

    thanks

    May 14, 2013 @ 7:58 am | Reply
  19. thanks fliphost,

    i got my vps and its really fast!!

    and here my test:

    wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash

    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency :  3300.204 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 1024 MB
    Total amount of swap : 512 MB
    System uptime :   5:59,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 94.7MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 59.3MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 102MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.57MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 10.4MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.0MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.47MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 29.5MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 29.9MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 35.4MB/s
    I/O speed :  1.2 GB/s
    

    UnixBench5.1.3:

    Single Core Index: 1458.9
    Quad Core Index: 3787.8
    

    iops:

    IOPS Read: 192718 
    IOPS Write: 75843 
    

    best box i ever had!

    May 15, 2013 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Glad everything is working well for you. Will try our best to make sure this performance continues.

      May 15, 2013 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  20. i get MaxMind Error too when order SSD 2 for 1 year..

    please help me

    May 16, 2013 @ 4:43 am | Reply
  21. pcjamesy:

    And all went well till today, I hope you can get node storage1 backup without data loss.

    May 21, 2013 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
    • We are working on it now.

      IPMI died along with it so we are awaiting KVM hookup from the DC

      May 21, 2013 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
      • pcjamesy:

        Mines back up, thanks for keeping us updated.

        May 22, 2013 @ 1:33 am | Reply
  22. Roostay:

    Will the Storage1000 plan be available again?

    May 26, 2013 @ 10:35 am | Reply
    • The plan is still able to be purchased, just not for the discounted price in this offer.

      We may offer this discount again in the future however there is no set time of when or if it will.

      May 26, 2013 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
  23. PcJamesy:

    The storage vps is still running very solid.

    dd bs=1M count=5120 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
    5120+0 records in
    5120+0 records out
    5368709120 bytes (5.4 GB) copied, 7.51807 s, 714 MB/s

    Highest io speed i have on any non-ssd based vps.

    May 31, 2013 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
    • At quick glance I thought that was our SSD VPS and thought “hmm that really went down”.

      Glad to hear it is continuing to work well for you. We will continue to keep improving.

      May 31, 2013 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      PcJamesy – something in your test doesn’t seems right.

      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.63095 s, 124 MB/s

      That’s more realistic storage vps disk I/O throughput speed result and of course still great. I am really glad to have this little storage box.

      May 31, 2013 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
      • Pcjamesy:

        A little less but still high.

        root@Data:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf t est
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.82129 s, 590 MB/s

        Maybe I’m just running the test at the right time who knows but still like you said your result is still really good. I’m on node storage1.

        June 1, 2013 @ 2:19 am | Reply
      • Pcjamesy:

        Sorry code got cut off

        root@Data:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf t est
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.82129 s, 590 MB/s

        June 1, 2013 @ 2:20 am | Reply
        • florin:

          maybe you are not on the same box… anyway, a very good speed considering it’s not SSD powered, it makes you think…

          June 1, 2013 @ 6:42 am | Reply
  24. SK:

    Do you have lesser space storage plan, like 100gb for lower price?

    Also, can I run owncloud, openvpn (connected to my home), and samba on storage server?

    June 22, 2013 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
  25. Milton:

    I just wanted to say that these guys have EXCELLENT support, and the speeds on my SSD2 box are amazing!
    When I open a support ticket during business hours, they usually respond within 5 minutes. If it is after hours, they respond first thing in the morning. They are always very helpful, and they make you feel like a friend.

    Now stop reading this post and go get a VPS from Fliphost! :)

    July 2, 2013 @ 7:26 am | Reply
    • Thank you Milton for the kind words :) . I always love to wake up and read a good review. I hope you continue to enjoy your server and hope we can continue to maintain the level or support and performance that you have come to expect from us.

      Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything.

      July 2, 2013 @ 11:12 am | Reply

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