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Forever Hosting – $19.95/Year 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Scranton

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 28, 2011 @ 12:43 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated February 2012: Forever Hosting is unfortunately, not forever. It died somewhere in 2011, and it’s homepage has been showing cPanel login page for a while.

Forever Hosting Michael from Forever Hosting sent me a new offer last week. Similar offer as last time, but in Scranton PA rather than Los Angeles CA. It’s $19.95/year with the following spec:

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 35GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Direct sign up link here. They also have an offer of $4.95/month for 512MB/1024MB memory, 40GB storage and 700GB/month data transfer, if you don’t want to pay annually. They are almost a year old now, as their domain was registered in August 2010. However there seems to be a transfer of domain ownership from Colin to Keith in Sydney, Australia. Sold? They also had a few issues with their website earlier this month. Some VPS were reported off-line, and I wonder whether everything has resolved.

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.

68 Comments

  1. Out of Stock ….

    July 28, 2011 @ 2:46 am | Reply
    • Never ever underestimate the advertising power of LEB :)

      July 28, 2011 @ 3:40 am | Reply
    • rm:

      Seems to be in stock for me right now. I think you are misreading the product list, it’s the VPS right below this offer that is out of stock.

      Also:

      “Additional IP Addresses: $9.00 USD” wow, the IPv4 exhaustion is really near. :)

      > Similar offer as last time, but in Scranton PA rather than Los Angeles CA.

      In the checkout form I can choose the location from Scranton, Los Angeles and Manchester(UK!).

      July 28, 2011 @ 4:06 am | Reply
  2. Amit kumar mishra:

    yup
    nice host
    i tried it since quite some tym
    really nice

    July 28, 2011 @ 5:44 am | Reply
  3. Spo0lsh:

    Link for AUP? I can not found it.

    July 28, 2011 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  4. whats the port speed? i cannot find it anywhere? This price is also correct for UK – Manchester?

    July 28, 2011 @ 9:49 am | Reply
  5. Jason:

    Important stuff: 7 day moneyback guarantee on VPS
    Later down in the ToS, they only offer a 3 day moneyback guarantee on VPS
    You are also required to create and maintain a complete backup of everything Forever Hosting has hosted (the terms don’t specify just your stuff, so I assume you are required to backup everyone’s content and not just your own).
    You must cancel 10 days before the next billing cycle.
    You may not run a process that requires more than 8 MB of memory space.
    You may not run daemons, proxies, or anonymizers.

    On their website they advertise, “No Contracts or Hidden Fees”, “99.9% Uptime Guaranteed “, “7 Day Money Back Guarantee”. So I assume you at least get the 7 day moneyback guarantee.

    July 28, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
    • Also:

      Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, CGI proxy servers (we allow PHP-based proxy scripts under our Proxy Hosting plans only), and anonymizers.

      July 28, 2011 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
      • rm:

        Some of these terms make sense only for a shared hosting, not VPS.
        But being careless about what is and what is not in the TOS (and being marked clearly whether it applies to a particular service or not), is inexcusable that’s for sure.

        July 28, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
    • armyf9:

      “You may not run a process that requires more than 8 MB of memory space.”

      Is this is a joke? please tell me it is!

      July 28, 2011 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
      • Jason:

        I assume many of the terms were meant to apply only to shared budget hosting and not VPS or their $68/mo dedicated servers. Nevertheless, you do agree to the terms and claiming that certain clauses shouldn’t apply to you is no legal defense.

        July 28, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
        • Hello,

          You are right. Most of our TOS rules about this are about Shared/Reseller Hosting. We allow most of all on our VPS/Dedicated servers.

          July 28, 2011 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
      • Amit kumar mishra:

        where did u learn from that more than 8mb process isnt allowed?

        July 29, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
  6. Jason:

    Can you add the Ubuntu 11.04 64bit image to the VPS?

    July 28, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
    • dpflap:

      DO NOT believe if he say he can do it. Michael promised me many things, and never kept his promises after I joined. Only join when you’re sure he actually did what you asked him for.

      July 28, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
      • Jason:

        If he didn’t hold true to his promises you are entitled to a refund.

        July 28, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
        • dpflap:

          don’t be funny. how would I enforce him to give me a refund?

          July 28, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          You can start by asking him for one. Some hosters would rather be rid of you than deal with any backlash from keeping your $19.

          If he refuses, you can post about it here, post about it on WHT, post about it on his Twitter account, lodge a complain with his government’s fair trade department, or send him an email.

          I don’t see a phone number on their site, and they don’t advertise their actual address. Buyer beware. I would be very wary about signing up for a service from people when they don’t even give you an address.

          July 28, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
        • jose:

          Jason is very naive,LEB has posted many VPS owned by cheaters,for example w2servers.com. I have lost more than $500 for that. They never setup the VPS and no refund,no replies. you can check this on WHT. Don’t trust the guy who said refund!

          July 28, 2011 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
        • dpflap:

          nah, not worth it. just wanted to give you and potential customers a heads up

          July 28, 2011 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          The site definitely worries me. I’m looking for a cheap VPS, but I think AlienVPS has a similar plan for $19 but without the whole line of stink coming from the owners.

          July 28, 2011 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
      • Ztc:

        I also have a very bad experience with this host which also involved them not sticking to their word. This host DOES NOT DO what you expect from them.

        July 28, 2011 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
      • Amit kumar mishra:

        hi jason.
        i have been with them for some time
        and rest assured, micheal is a real trustworthy guy

        u just need to raise a ticket for putting the os of ur choice, and it is commissioned

        July 29, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
        • Ztc:

          Pretty sure this guy works for them.

          July 30, 2011 @ 9:10 am | Reply
        • and rest assured

          What do you use to back your statement up? In this end of market (budget low end boxes), I do not think there is anything that can be said “rest assure”.

          Unless you work for them?

          August 3, 2011 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  7. john:

    VPS is down and there is no answer.

    July 28, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
    • in the past, of my case, there were some days no answer like that, then I quitted

      July 29, 2011 @ 10:43 am | Reply
      • Amit kumar mishra:

        kindly reise a support ticket for any such issues

        July 29, 2011 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  8. I’m on LA node, and it’s online now. Which node you hosted?

    July 29, 2011 @ 1:35 am | Reply
    • john:

      I moved to Scranton further apart from LA Node.

      July 29, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
  9. pardu:

    hi can we install torrent tracker on this vps

    July 30, 2011 @ 5:16 am | Reply
  10. yottabyte:

    Do not use this host, they are scammers. We got the 2GB VPS with one week money back guarantee and decided on the second day that the hardware wasn’t enough. Our old 1GB from another host was much better. I requested the money back and after several reminders I finally got a response after fifteen days where they said they can’t give me the money back. I never really understood why…

    July 31, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
    • Jason:

      This is exactly the kind of stuff I want to read about on LEB. Hosts offering refunds, to me, is one of the most important part of their business because it means they stand by their service. Thank you for posting this yottabyte.

      August 1, 2011 @ 2:51 am | Reply
  11. dpflap:

    Billing down for couple days. Dead pool soon?

    August 9, 2011 @ 8:57 am | Reply
  12. john:

    don’t make a mistake as I did, highly not-recommend.

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  13. George:

    Just signed-up on the PA node, very fast setup and speedtest results were excellent. A nice start. :-)

    September 2, 2011 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  14. George:

    Submitted a rDNS setup request shortly after the VPS was activated and Michael acted quickly to configure. So far, initial setup, VPS speed and customer support is FIVE STAR.

    September 3, 2011 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
    • dpflap:

      wait couple months. now everytime I open a ticket I am getting an acknowledgement and…. that’s it. they’re fixing some of the issues over 3 months now. they cared at first glance, but the longer I’m staying with them the longer I wait for anyone to get back to me. and the problems persist

      September 3, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
      • Hello everyone,

        Thanks for the feedback on our hosting. We do care if we didn’t we would not be here to help.

        If you sent in a ticket and had to wait it’s because we got a ticket bombed on us due to spam. It got in and we had to clear it out. Also we do not state we need to reply within a time frame, with that waiting hour’s on end is not good. But if you waited more then 1 hour then yes get a hold of me.

        -Michael.

        September 3, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
  15. dpflap:

    just to let you guys know, my server is offline from last week. for first couple days fehosting didn’t even want to acknowledge this fact and kept sending me messages that “everything is ok on their side”, when it clearly wasn’t. they don’t reply to tickets sooner that with 2-3 days delay. now, 5 days later they are ‘looking into the issue’ and ‘may want to change my IPs’ to fix it. the server is completely down with the range of IPs that were previously assigned to it not replying. tracert gets lost in the datacenter
    support is nonexistant as there is communication. looks to me like a typical one man operation, during a year with them I’m always being replied by the same person

    October 11, 2011 @ 11:03 am | Reply
  16. john:

    I think they’re out of business, no ticket reply, nothing. Server is down, don’t care much attitude.

    November 4, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  17. George:

    FOUR THUMBS DOWN. dpflap, you were correct, my VPS has been down for a day and they don’t even respond to a support ticket. MONEY DOWN THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL is less aggravating.

    November 5, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
    • breton:

      not so forever, lol

      November 5, 2011 @ 3:57 am | Reply
  18. George:

    IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT FEHOSTING IS DEAD AND GONE. NEVERTHELESS, THEY WILL PROBABLY HAVE JUST ENOUGH STEAM REMAINING TO TAKE YOUR MONEY AND PROVIDE YOU A FEW WEEKS OF SERVICE.

    November 5, 2011 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
  19. George:

    Ahhh, they advised they are not out of business, they just don’t know (or care) how to get their vps’s up and running again.

    November 6, 2011 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
    • dpflap:

      This time it was enough for me. I’m moving on. Crap, crap, crap.

      November 6, 2011 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
      • Iā€™m moving on.

        Wait, you can’t do that. This is LEB! You have to stay with them for months after they go down, keep paying your bill even though you’re not receiving the services that you are paying for, support them verbally whenever questions their commitment and customer service, and lash out at those who call you a fruitcake for doing so.

        That’s the LEB way!

        November 7, 2011 @ 12:03 am | Reply
        • dpflap:

          STFU and keep your ‘valuable’ comments for yourself, will you?

          November 7, 2011 @ 12:05 am | Reply
        • herbyscrub:

          ^

          November 7, 2011 @ 12:14 am | Reply
  20. George:

    FEHOSTING, THE BEST I CAN TELL, IS NO LONGER OPERATING.

    November 12, 2011 @ 10:35 pm | Reply
  21. Tommy:

    Ticket #284755 , Box down for days and no help at all. Please help now. Or I will charge back in a few

    November 17, 2011 @ 12:50 am | Reply
  22. LOLOLOL!

    I received a mail with a “Thanksgiving” promo

    November 20, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  23. arteaga:

    I have been paying for 3 VPSs from fehosting for going on 6 months now. I went ahead and canceled them all because 2 hadn’t been reachable for weeks and one still has not been reachable for over a month. No response to my open ticket (#680749) for over a month either. I did however get an email about their Thanks Giving promo and an invoice. Seems like the important part of the business is still up and running.

    November 21, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
  24. john:

    server is back in 2 months.

    November 27, 2011 @ 4:29 am | Reply
  25. loyalt:

    My vps has been down for 3 days, and they are not answering my ticket(s). For me, something that started cheap, will be ended in a cheap way. Sucks.

    November 29, 2011 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
    • dpflap:

      left two weeks ago, never looked back.

      December 19, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply

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