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Forever Hosting – $3.60 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: February 24, 2011 @ 10:02 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 has been sending me new offers. Since he has put in quite a bit of effort responding to enquires and issues from his previous offers, I am posting FEHosting’s latest exclusive deals here again.

  • Promo code 40OFFSALE: 40% off for life. Any payment cycles.
  • Promo code 70Lowend: 70% off your first monthly bill on any VPS package.

So with the first promo code, you can get “VZBronze” (direct sign up link) for $3.60/month recurring.

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 175GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

You get to choose between Scranton PA or Manchester UK for your VPS location. Domain registered back in August 2010 and I think the reliability is still to be tested.

137 Comments

  1. Seem like they will not be in February Dead Pool.

    February 24, 2011 @ 10:07 am | Reply
  2. Tom:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/search.php?searchid=29917875
    3 threads 3 titles: “I OWNED the WORST HOST!!!”, “bad problems with Forever Hosting ( fehosting )”, “Beware of FeHosting ( Forever Hosting)”.

    Are you sure it’s worth posting offers from such people?

    February 24, 2011 @ 10:07 am | Reply
    • Hello Tom,

      And yes three bad reviews You can’t make them all happy. We try and do our best to make everyone happy but it just don’t work out that way.

      We are a good company and we never wanted to ended up on the dead pool because we never died! We gone down for a few days on ONE server, I am very sorry about that but if you check now that server has a great uptime. It’s been about 1 or 2 months now past all that.

      If you have any questions for us do let us know!

      Michael.

      February 24, 2011 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
      • vk:

        You never tried to make me happy thats for sure.
        This host is as unprofessional as it gets, they arent even worth your time if it was free.

        Avoid this host, dont make the same mistake I did.

        March 1, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply
        • Hello,

          I’m sorry you feel that way. If you can give me a ticket # of where you think we are unprofessional ? I would like to look into that as we are very professional and stand by our rules. If you can’t even give me that then i see that review as fake and should be deleted.

          Michael.

          March 1, 2011 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
      • ZTEC:

        You gave me a great 1 year deal and then took it away after 1 month without refunding me.

        March 1, 2011 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
        • Hi ztec,

          Can you care to tell me a bit more about that. I am sure it had to do with your cPanel. oh and you got a year package for only $30? and you think you get free cpanel for the year aswell. I am sorry that is not the way the promo code worked and you got told this a week later when you wanted to upgrade. If i am thinking of the same issue do let me know =) I could not tell you why you never got a refund as I have no clue who you are. We deal with many many clients and it’s hard to remember your names on here.

          Michael.

          March 1, 2011 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
      • ZTEC:

        Well do you think you can still make things right after a couple of months?
        I still got the memory of some very strange and unprofessional emails ( like I never received before ).

        And the reason I couldn’t get a refund for my prepaid year was because “I wasn’t nice enough to your staffmember”, in some way that changed the law of commerce in her mind. In fact I was very polite for the way there was spoken to me.

        After some weird emails and zero effort to fix the relationship from your side I decided to let it go and move everything important from the VPS.

        P.s. If you’re still willing to fix this I’m open for anything — don’t come up with the same story as your other staffmember though.

        March 14, 2011 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
        • ZTEC:

          Tried to create a support ticket but getting a 404.

          “The requested URL /billing/submitticket.php was not found on this server.

          Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”

          March 14, 2011 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
        • March 14, 2011 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
        • Hi,

          Make things right? We did we told you what you needed to do and you started to yell at our staff We don’t put up with Abuse at our company or staff. We don’t need that type of clients.

          Yes maybe we sent out one bad email NOT many as you say!

          We are open to help you but the way you did talk to us I don’t think we should. But then again I don’t take anything to heart. Yes i will be open to help you if you still want too. Do email me at michael @ fehosting.com with your OLD tickets # and what your server IP or Hostname was so I can look this up.

          Thank you very much.
          Michael.

          March 14, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
    • Hey Tom, don’t believe what you read on WHT. I left there for a reason and I was sort of a Co-Founder with Matt Freeman back on 2000 of WHT and I even saved it from a DB meltdown when it was still owned by RackShack/EV1.

      WHT is so downhill by now, if someone there told me “Good Day”, I would look out of the window to see if it isn’t the Night ;)

      I am a customer with them, had a little issue in the Scranton Lot, which was probably even my own fault, and got moved to LA now. Blazing fast and even Debian 6 as I just discovered … Michael from support is very awesome and 100% pro & available all the time (does he ever sleep?? lol)

      And all that for a bit over 3$ (with coupon) … are you kidding me?

      March 10, 2011 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  3. There was a time their server was down for several days, and then later up, they did not reply my ticket at that time, neither sent email to clients for reasons. After that accident, I gave up them.

    February 24, 2011 @ 11:14 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      I been asking for ticket IDs so i can look into these issues but none of you get back to me.

      Give me the ticket ID!

      February 24, 2011 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  4. Christian:

    Yes, day had this 1 or 2 days downtime, but except this they have been just great.

    February 24, 2011 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
    • Someone:

      1 or 2 days downtime? You call that good? That’s horrible. I hope everyone uses this for a test box for SSH or something because it doesn’t seem stable for even a small site, especially if it goes down.

      February 25, 2011 @ 1:36 am | Reply
      • Joker:

        Jeremy, you have full my support!

        February 25, 2011 @ 1:43 am | Reply
      • Hi someone,

        I can fully tell you we are stable for a big site. We had a issue with our support team we had setup and I am very sorry for that. We don’t need to mass email each client about the UK servers We don’t have away to only email UK servers at this time. We did post news everywhere we could and still deal with support issues. We didn’t reply to sales because we think it’s best off to deal with our clients then try and get more. If you do want to test us out use the 70% off promo =)

        Michael.

        February 25, 2011 @ 2:34 am | Reply
        • WHM says the code doesn’t exists

          February 25, 2011 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
        • Hi,

          The 70% OFF is at http://fehosting.com/promo.html (70OFFVPS) It works as other users been getting it just fine. Do let me know what package you are trying. It don’t work on anything but our VPS servers.

          Michael.

          February 25, 2011 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
      • Christian:

        I’m their customer for about 5 month now, and they only had this 1 or 2 days outage. I think it is acceptable at this price range.

        February 25, 2011 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
  5. Bob:

    Well, reading the webhostingtalk, I think that lowenbox should not have gave them a new chance.
    It’s bad for lowenbox credibility.

    February 25, 2011 @ 2:41 am | Reply
    • Dear Bob,

      Same with any other host out. look at 123systems? Look at the others that have just GONE offline without anything. We are still here we have not gone anywhere.

      Michael.

      February 25, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
  6. I just ordered 2 VPS and got billed the full amount for the second one. I didn’t even realize I paid 2.40$ more then I should have, as I ordered in good faith.

    I want to believe that this was a mistake and they will correct it. The ticket system was offline (some .php not found) so I sent them an email.

    February 25, 2011 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  7. Ian Langar:

    Tried the 70% code:

    # The promotion code entered does not exist #

    February 25, 2011 @ 11:35 am | Reply
  8. Ian Langar:

    Oh and I look a look at the Silver package…
    25 GB Storage (Free upgrade to 55 GB!)
    575 GB Data Transfer (Free upgrade to 75 GB!)
    1024 MB Guaranteed RAM Burst 1596
    2 Clean IP Address

    575gb down to 75gb feels like a degrade to me!

    does anyone have a test IP for the UK boxes?

    February 25, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  9. Andypoo:

    Section 17 of the agreement seems quite restrictive.

    Users may NOT initiate the following on our servers:
    – Run any process that requires more than 8Mb of memory space, more than 30 CPU seconds, or use more than 5% of all available system resources at any time.

    – 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.

    We’d be looking at running our own software on the servers, which may use more than 8Mb of memory, may use more than 30 CPU seconds, or potentially 5% of system resources (I don’t know what percentage our VPS is limited to).

    Also, it would be a standalone application, as it is to support client software running on a person’s personal machine. Is this kind of thing possible, or forbidden under these terms?

    This first point seems overly restrictive even for a casual Web server.

    February 25, 2011 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Think positive, middle ages weren’t that bad.
      In 2005 my shared hosting provider increased my php memory from 12mb to 32mb for FREE!

      February 25, 2011 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
    • Makes me wonder if their ToS is more for shared hosting and they just copied it over. We’ve had a few folks here admit to doing so.

      February 25, 2011 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
      • Harry:

        Would be nice if we could get confirmation though, otherwise I’m certain I’d breach their TOS if I were to use them.

        February 25, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
      • Hi,

        Yes our TOS is more for Shared/Reseller Hosting, As for our VPS/Dedicated we are adding new and updating it every few months so keep a eye out.

        Michael.

        February 25, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
        • Harry:

          That’s not really the straight answer we were after. Is your TOS for VPSs accurate in that they are limited to 8 meg memory per process?

          February 25, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
  10. Lawrie:

    I’ve just tried the direct link at the top of this page and it gave me the discount correctly.

    February 25, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  11. Harry:

    Just read in the TOS about the no single process using over 8 meg. I don’t know if that’s standard stuff VPS or not but it’s a big turn off for me.

    February 25, 2011 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  12. I amagine there servers are with burst, From what i can tell they only use Cogent in the UK. and traffic gets routed to amsterdam first when going to some isp’s

    February 25, 2011 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
    • LEA is usually pretty good on picking up if a provider is a burst reseller.

      February 25, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
      • No i wasnt saying they where resellers i simply ment they had dedi’s with burst.

        February 26, 2011 @ 12:24 am | Reply
  13. Lawrie:

    I’ve just got my Manchester VPS. IP traces to hostnoc.eu which could suggest Burst but the control panel is SolusVM not VePortal so arrive at your own conclusions. That and their packages are different (less disk space than Burst) and I reckon they’re just in the same UK data center.
    So far it looks good. Nice price and VPS seems fine. Nice and responsive as I am based in the UK.

    February 25, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      I think they are not reselling burst. But buying servers from burstnet.

      February 25, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        Well usually if a VPS provider has servers in Scranton PA, 99.999% of the time, their using Burst Dedicated Servers or Colo

        February 25, 2011 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
  14. BluePanda:

    This plan looks great i’m going to give it a chance some time soon. I have already submitted a ticket asking about additional addons ;)

    As soon as i get this VPS i will be posting my findings here :)

    February 26, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      Do give us a try with the 70% off it’s not going to be here that long! It’s the best time to join as we are adding new servers and area’s! If you have any questions or need help with the order just email us at sales(@)fehosting.com

      Michael.

      March 3, 2011 @ 1:36 am | Reply
  15. Cowabanga:

    Still waiting for the VPS, since I just bought it.

    So is it okay to run a Minecraft server?

    February 26, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Do give me a email with the order # if you still have not got a server. We are out of space on our UK node’s and this has slowed down the UK orders. If you still have yet to get the server you ordered this is why we sent out email’s asking everyone who has a pending order to email us.

      Yes our servers can run the game but do remember that game is buggy and eats RAM and these are Unmanaged package.

      Thanks,
      Michael.

      March 1, 2011 @ 12:48 am | Reply
  16. arteaga:

    I signed up for 3 of their “Budget #4” ($15/month on the site) plans and they were set up pretty quickly. 2/3 were up and running well right off the bat. The 3rd one ran into some issues, one mistake on my part during the order, then some technical issues on fehosting’s side. It took a bit over a day to get the last one sorted out but on the upside Michael here remained pretty responsive the whole way through. The VPSs seem good so far and responsive support is about all I ask from a newer provider. Now lets see how they perform over time.

    February 26, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
  17. Caleb:

    Had my bottom rung VPS turned up yesterday morning using CentOS (I’m an Ubuntu man). Bandwidth seems alright, but its hesitates often compared to the other VPSes I’ve used, almost like there’s a lot of I/O slowdowns.
    No too concerned, since all its going to do is be one of my DNS slave servers.

    February 28, 2011 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Thanks for the kind words. We do try our best to have everyone up and running in 15 minutes. If you got a vps setup on centos5 then that is what you picked when ordering we just don’t change the OS when setting up a server =) We do have Ubuntu as a OS if you would like to change to it.

      Michael.

      March 1, 2011 @ 12:49 am | Reply
      • Caleb:

        I picked CentOS, yes. Only because I originally planned on making the server my Cpanel playground and that’s their “recommended” OS, and then just decided that was overkill for my needs and installed webmin and made it my DNS slave.
        Can I have it rebuilt with Ubuntu?

        March 1, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
        • Hi,

          Yes you can rebuild the vps with any OS we have listed on our solusvm. If you are unsure of the URL to our SolusVM do email me and I will give it to you. Also it’s within your welcome email.

          Michael.

          March 1, 2011 @ 3:29 am | Reply
    • Caleb:

      The disk I/O is pathetic. I cant test it with hdparm because it returns “Permission denied” even when run as root.
      Running two different installs, one Ubuntu the other CentOS, even the simplest task takes ages if has to hit the disk at all.
      From the their stock install of Ubuntu, it took FIVE(5) HOURS to perform a “apt-get upgrade”.
      Additionally, the stock install of Ubuntu comes pre-loaded with Apache2 and MySQL, which isn’t cool if you didn’t intend to run a LAMP sever, or like to have custom installations of these.

      March 3, 2011 @ 12:42 am | Reply
      • DSN Customer:

        hdparm isn’t possible under openvz because you don’t have a real harddrive.

        Francisco

        March 3, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
        • Caleb:

          Hm, was under the impression hdparm could bench any block device, even “virtual ones”

          March 3, 2011 @ 4:25 am | Reply
      • Hi,

        If there is such a issue email support they will look into it or move you. If we don’t get told that a user is not getting what they need then how do we know? If no one reports it. Do let me know your IP or server name of the NODE i will look at it right away!

        Michael.

        March 3, 2011 @ 1:39 am | Reply
        • Caleb:

          I’ve spoken with support on this. They’ll have new hardware to boost performance sometime around the 8th. No ETA (that I’m aware of) for the new LA location, but I presume its around the same time.

          March 6, 2011 @ 1:22 am | Reply
        • Hi,

          That’s right but our LA Area is now up and running and ready for orders Soon to come is KC.

          Michael.

          March 6, 2011 @ 1:46 am | Reply
  18. I am also very satisfied with my Vbox … for that little money, 512MB, and it works, awesome! :)

    March 1, 2011 @ 5:41 am | Reply
    • Hi Robert,

      Hey that is great to hear. We love to see the good reviews. Sometimes it’s hard to get the good reviews but if you make a mistake that one time there is your bad review =) We are planing on adding LA and KC to our list of area’s. So keep checking them out. Also when we do get the new servers any clients can be moved to the new node’s.

      Michael.

      March 1, 2011 @ 5:47 am | Reply
  19. nfq:

    I bought VZGold with 1596 MB ram.
    Jesus Christ, this VPS is soo slow, minecraft serwer with 1 player lag like hell, now i install xfce (small and fast desktop environment), after 20min its about 40%. 1,5gb ram??!! for what? CPU is around 100mhz?

    March 2, 2011 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
    • Hey NFQ. These things happen. Just ask them to move you to another Node ;)

      March 2, 2011 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Well a budget vps is not the best for a buggy game anyways… I would think of a higher end vps for that or even a dedicated server like most of our game users go with. and they have no issues with it.

      That game has alot of bugs and eats ram and CPU like no other, It’s not our servers it’s the game!

      Michael.

      March 3, 2011 @ 1:40 am | Reply
  20. John:

    I’m brand new to the “paying for a server” idea, and michael has been the greatest guide in getting me up and running. i have been running a minecraft server off one of the TWO free ips they give, and that has been fabulous. i also plan on buying either an upgrade or a second server, i can’t decide which. their support team is amazing, and incredibly helpful. as to the guy above, i despise super professional “scripted service” and michael is definitely not following a script on some of the questions i’ve thrown at him! overall a good started service, excellent if you just want to have a small site for you and your friends!

    March 2, 2011 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
    • Travis:

      i was also going to rent so a small gameserver and then I read the tos

      Users may NOT initiate the following on our servers:
      – Run any process that requires more than 8Mb of memory space, more than 30 CPU seconds, or use more than 5% of all available system resources at any time.

      March 3, 2011 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        Yes we do offer you to run game servers. We are going over these parts of our TOS this week and these are base off of Shared/Reseller hosting NOT VPS/Dedicated servers! If you do have questions about it and would like one of our staff to allow such Just open a ticket with us. email us at sales (@) fehosting.com

        More then happy to work with each and everyone of you! Let us show you we want your business!!

        Michael.

        March 3, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
  21. Sol:

    I have received a VPS to test VNC server, gnome. Will post the results here

    March 2, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
  22. I am wondering if is possible to use the 70% discount to try the server and then go with the 40% discount code.

    March 2, 2011 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Give us a email after your month with us and I will give you the 40 off =)

      Thanks,
      Michael.

      March 3, 2011 @ 1:29 am | Reply
  23. ekun:

    u allow irc?

    March 3, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
    • Hi Ekun,

      I’m sorry at this time we don’t offer IRC on our servers. We will be able to within our KC Area when it’s ready. We will have our LA Area setup by tonight so all pre-orders will be setup tonight!

      Michael.

      March 3, 2011 @ 8:14 pm | Reply
  24. Redd:

    hmm… i bought a VPS this morning and paid it, but still have to receive it yet. Emailed them but no reply yet :/

    March 4, 2011 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Hi Redd,

      If you sent us a email or ticket it would of been reply to by now. Do give me the ticket ID if you don’t have one email me your full name so i can look it up. Right now we got a back log of orders to push out by tonight. All orders that are more then 1 hour will get a upgrade.

      Thank you,
      Michael.

      March 5, 2011 @ 3:01 am | Reply
      • Redd:

        Haha yes I have actually sent you guys afew emails and you guys replied too. But it seems that the order was pushed back afew times. And I can confirm that my order had exceeded 1 hour.

        Hmmmm

        So I send you my Full name by replying to the email that we are exchanging?

        I hope everything’s fine over at your side.

        (Sorry for the duplicate replies)

        March 5, 2011 @ 11:08 am | Reply
        • Hi Redd,

          Thanks for the reply. But i still don’t see a email?

          By emailing the email it will open a ticket with Sales, They are able to look you up and find your account.

          Thanks,
          Michael.

          March 5, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
        • Redd:

          Ok I will email you right now.

          March 5, 2011 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
        • Hi Redd,

          I think we got your vps worked out and gave you the free upgrade and fixed due date. Can you reply here to let everyone know we did what we told you.

          Thanks,
          Michael.

          March 5, 2011 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
        • Redd:

          I have recieved the VPS.
          And the Space and Bandwidth upgrade too.

          Thanks.

          March 6, 2011 @ 8:12 am | Reply
  25. Redd:

    Haha yes I have actually sent you guys afew emails and you guys replied too. But it seems that the order was pushed back afew times. And I can confirm that my order had exceeded 1 hour.

    Hmmmm

    So I send you my Full name by replying to the email that we are exchanging?

    I hope everything’s fine over at your side.

    March 5, 2011 @ 11:07 am | Reply
  26. How much for additional disk space and bandwidth?

    March 7, 2011 @ 9:18 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      How much space and bandwidth do you need? We do custom plans if you email us. Also some of the plans right now come with big disk and bandwidth upgrades for free.

      Michael.

      March 7, 2011 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
  27. jang:

    where is my vps with upgrade?
    How long do I have to wait?
    Please see Ticket #200690

    March 7, 2011 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Your welcome. ticket was fixed in less then 10 minutes.

      Michael.

      March 7, 2011 @ 10:54 pm | Reply
  28. jang:

    I’ve got vps info, fast machine.
    thanks.

    March 7, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
  29. jang:

    Ever since I’ve got vps, I already acknowledged that the machine is fast.
    but the biggest problem is that I can’t resolve DNS with this server, because the i.p
    they gave me and the actual i.p is different, so it can’t resolve.
    I kept asking to fix this otherwise nobody can use this, but no avail yet.
    If they fix this, this could be one of the best m/c., but…

    March 9, 2011 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
    • change the DNS server yourself in /etc/resolv.conf

      March 9, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      We fixed ALL the IP issues that was on three of our servers. It would not allow the VPS to show real IP it would show hostnode IP We have fixed this issue and IF you do still see this issue that means your hostnode as not been updated and you need to open a support ticket with us.

      Thank you,
      Michael.

      March 10, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  30. jang:

    I did that ever since I’ve got it, it works sometimes and doesn’t sometimes.
    that’s the problem.

    March 9, 2011 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
  31. WhatEver:

    UK all sold? damn :(

    March 10, 2011 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  32. Just an update.

    I got the trial for the 512/1024 plan in Scranton.

    Pretty decent network, sometimes I can’t reach the 10MB/s but 5MB/s is a good average.

    The I/O is pretty bad, honestly. Sometimes I can get like 30MB/s. today I have like 600 KB/s. I am experimenting with little ramdisks for critical I/O operations.

    6 days uptime, at this moment, no issues.

    The CPU performance is very good. cpuinfo says I have 2 cores of a Q9550 capped at 1Ghz, but I can push A LOT in these baby http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/370336

    If this mantains well (except I/O), maybe I will move some services to this machine :D

    At this moment, just playing :D

    March 10, 2011 @ 1:24 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      Yes we known about these I/O wait issues. And we have a fix in place for this. To add new harddrives on these nodes that have this issue are the older servers we have. we have been putting new servers online with new hardware. For us to make this work is to move everyone to the new servers but that will take time. But we have big plans for our clients to make them happy one way or another!!

      Michael.

      March 10, 2011 @ 4:35 am | Reply
  33. Dawna Rich:

    I just got a VPS through you guys thought I would give my review. Order went through well took a little over 4 hours to get the email saying my vps was up no big deal there though. Ran some test and here are the results

    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test.1'
    
    100%[===============================================>] 104,857,600 10.9M/s   in 9.6s
    
    2011-03-10 11:25:08 (10.5 MB/s) - `100mb.test.1' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 233.149 seconds, 4.6 MB/s
    

    Customer service is great though they will get back to you very quickly all in all for the price as long as the issues get worked out a very well ran and professional company.

    March 10, 2011 @ 7:36 am | Reply
  34. I just got my VPS in LA … on word, WOW!
    Thanks guys, works absolutely great. Brace yourself for more orders from me :)

    March 10, 2011 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
    • Wohoooo, just went to ReOS and boom: Debian 6.0 32/64 available. I been meaning to test the new Debian out but was too lazy to empty one of my PCs here. Awesome!!

      March 10, 2011 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
      • Hi,

        Your welcome. Glad we got it working for you. Do let me know if you have any other issues!

        Michael.

        March 10, 2011 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
        • Yeah, getting apt-get install x-window-system to work to go in via NxMachine and then upgrading KDE to 4.6.1 …

          But this is another topic for another time and has nothing to do with your services :)

          March 10, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
  35. I have been using their service for a month and seems to be very decent for the price!

    I am using it as a remote desktop and it works flawlessly. CPU seems a bit low but RAM and Hard disk are as offered and am able to use them completely.

    Keep up the good work.

    March 12, 2011 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  36. Warwick:

    40% promo unfortunately has ended. I just seemed to miss it. :(

    March 14, 2011 @ 8:05 am | Reply
    • same for 70% one

      March 14, 2011 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        The 70% off should still be open. We do have the 20 and 10% off too. Email our sales if you need the codes. but they are on this site aswell =)

        Michael.

        March 14, 2011 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
        • “70OFFVPS”? doesn’t work for me

          March 14, 2011 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
        • Yomero:

          They fixed the code, try the original 70Lowend

          March 14, 2011 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
        • 70Lowend is 70% off your first month, where the other one is 70% off your first bill. makes huge difference :)

          March 14, 2011 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
      • Hi,

        I don’t get it.
        “Author: flapjack
        Comment: 70Lowend is 70% off your first month, where the other one is 70% off your first bill. makes huge difference :)”

        They both do the same thing. We don’t have and never have a 70% off every month. All we had was the 70% off the first Bill/Month.

        Michael.

        March 14, 2011 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  37. Running 3 sites on one of these VPS plans. The speed is, well, I would almost say incredible actually. Having tried two other VPS services, which were abysmally slow ad bad support, I have had a very pleasant experience. I am in the new LA site. The machine rocks. 3 websites, DNS server, MySQL, Virtualmin, i/o, it all runs fast. WAY faster than the other two VPS providers, and really as fast as a dedicated machine I used to run the sites on. I had one problem with the provisioning at the new site, got less guaranteed ram than the advertised amount. Submitted a ticket, and, they ended up giving me more RAM than I should get. I suppose that was customer service! Highly recommended. Though, admittedly, have not been a customer for long, just several weeks.

    March 14, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
    • Hi Steve,

      Hey thank you very much for the kind words. I am happy to see you got your server working the way you want too..

      Another note is the RAM i am sure you got what the site says as for the FREE upgrade you will need to ask for such upgrade and we would apply it to your vps.

      If you need anymore help or have questions do let us know!

      Michael.

      March 14, 2011 @ 11:07 pm | Reply
  38. Christian:

    My VPS is again down(UK). They have a lot trouble in the last time…

    March 20, 2011 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      Do email us at support so we can look at your server if it’s down. As of right now both our UK servers are online and all servers I see are online. Do let us know if you are unable to get it booted via SolusVM!

      Michael.

      March 20, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  39. Joe:

    Expired. Can we get new codes?

    April 20, 2011 @ 7:28 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      Email us at sales@ fehosting.com and see what we can do to help out.

      -Michael.

      April 20, 2011 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
  40. JIM:

    Beware of FeHosting.com ( Forever Hosting). That is my advice

    May 20, 2011 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
    • Jim,

      Do show me the facts you have or you review is no good and should be removed as i see it. But hey thanks for checking us out =)

      -Michael.

      May 21, 2011 @ 1:37 am | Reply
  41. Still a customer since last post.

    Gee, Jim, scary post but unfortunately, you provide zero info, the usual useless beware post that everyone ignores.

    For those who are interested, I did a unixbench run on a fehosting VPS. Final score using latest unixbench was 861, which isn’t bad at all.

    May 20, 2011 @ 9:40 pm | Reply
  42. What is curious here? Latest post at, March 20, April 20, and May 20…

    May 20, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
    • Are these his last post about FeHosting?? or??

      It would be real nice if the LEB admin would ask for such tickets past invoice’s to show he was or still is a client of FeHosting.com as I see it he is not and never was. Only if these users would email me like i ask then i would come back and say sorry, But NONE of them have Ever sent me a email with ticket’s or Invoice’s to show who they are! So as i see these bad reviews as fake. They should be removed to clean up..

      Thank you everyone for staying with us! We do and will keep doing the best that we can to help and make everyone happy!

      Have a great weekend!

      -Michael.

      May 21, 2011 @ 1:42 am | Reply
  43. Have no idea what Jim is on about, I have had a VPS with FeHosting for nearly 3 months (since this offer) and have had no problems at all.

    Speed is good, support is good (not that I have really needed it other than to turn on tun/tap), infact earlier this month I cancelled my BurstNet VPS moving the sites to my FeHosting VPS.

    I would prove this by posting the uptime, but 3 days ago I tried to upgrade the Linux distro and it went a little wrong. Neadless to say I just logged into the control panel and restored the backup I made 30 mins earlier and within a few mins it was back exactly as it was.

    Very happy with the service.

    May 21, 2011 @ 6:13 am | Reply
    • I take it all back.
      26th May I reported slow IO

      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, 211.185 s, 5.1 MB/s

      I was told they were working hard to fix.
      I can’t say if it was ever fixed because I decided to move my two sites (which were only dev sites so no traffic other than me) until it was sorted. (10 seconds wait every time I reloaded a page was getting tedious). Today I logged in and did the same test,

      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16174+0 records in
      16174+0 records out
      1059979264 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 472.523 s, 2.2 MB/s

      (Yes nearly 8 mins to copy 1.1GB)
      Contacted support again requesting a change of node and got the following response:

      Hello,

      It would be slow because we have other users on this node aswell. a VPS is not a dedicated server You don’t get full disk to use as other users are doing the same thing.

      do try dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=2k conv=fdatasync as most users will not need anything higher for a VPS. these are Budget VPS Servers with that sometimes the server does slow down. If you want we can upgrade your plan to one of the Prem package so you can use more disk. Moving your VPS to another node could help but i can’t say it will.

      Please let us know if you have any questions, or require further assistance.

      Best Regards,
      — Michael
      Account Manager

      I understand with a budget VPS you get what you pay for, but hey looks like sometimes you do not even get that.

      June 7, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
      • Andy,

        On the LA node, using Michaels dd command, I get the following:

        dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=2k conv=fdatasync
        2048+0 records in
        2048+0 records out
        134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 4.27379 seconds, 31.4 MB/s
        

        fwiw

        Not sure a huge dd is a reasonable test. As a VPS user, I would hope a guy copying a large amount of data WOULD be slower, just like a guy using more than their share of CPU.

        Your better test was your 10 seconds to load a page, presuming this is a normal page without a lot of processing of course. That would be bad. On LA, I don’t have that issue. It’s responsive on typical PHP pages. If that helps you.

        June 7, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
        • Hi Steve,
          My node is in Manchester so they can’t really be compared. It was a simple wordpress blog, so no huge amounts of processing. Not a “Public” website, just used it for testing.

          June 7, 2011 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
  44. Hi,

    And yet you told me this…
    Hi Michael,

    I have looked into it a little more and if I use a smaller test file it is much quicker, not sure why that would be, but given I will not be writing huge amounts of data I guess I can accept it.

    andrew@vps2:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=2k conv=fdatasync
    2048+0 records in
    2048+0 records out
    134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 5.10682 s, 26.3 MB/s
    

    Thanks

    Andy

    So what is the issue now? I did tell you i would move you but It may not help. It also could be many other things. And the server you are on is not that loaded anyways. Thanks for the feedback anyways even tho you DID get what you paid for and still are.

    -Michael.

    June 7, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
    • “So what is the issue now?”
      Erm, the same one as I posted above! 2.2MB/s doth not a server make, hence creating the ticket.
      tho you DID get what you paid for
      I did not get what I paid for, that was why I ended up moving the sites while you looked into it and submit the ticket.
      and still are.
      Nope, just cancelled.

      June 7, 2011 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        “I did not get what I paid for, that was why I ended up moving the sites while you looked into it and submit the ticket.” Funny thing is one of the other tickets you made YOU say it was OK and the thing is NOW it’s not.. What made you change your mind in why it don’t work for you? You also say you did not get what you paid for then what did you get? a working unmanaged vps with solusvm? if not then there is an issue right? If you want a Fully Managed VPS then you should of picked one with us as we do offer Fully Managed Servers for users who need the help, but most of our users know what they are doing.

        You been with us for some time now and we are about to hit our 1 Year and got big plans for the year 2. with that we are adding more area’s for our servers, more promo’s and More Package’s with cPanel/WHM and Directadmin for Free! We do try our best to make everyone of our users/clients Happy and will do that forever it says it in our name!

        -Michael.

        June 8, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
        • The really funny thing Michael is your response to my ticked when I said I guess I can cope with the poor hard drive IO.
          Hi,

          Thanks for the update. Yes i can see big files have a wait. We are working hard to fix these slow speeds.

          Then you did nothing. What made me change my mind was that it went from 5.5MB/s when I opened that ticket to 2.2MB/s when I opened the next. I am sure you can work it out but just in case that is more than 50% slower than when I originally reported the problem. That is what changed my mind especailly when you had said you were working to fix “these slow speeds”.

          As for your insinuation that I do not know what I am doing, I am not the one who tried to fix poor disk io by throwing more RAM and CPU cycles at the problem.

          This could of been over some peek time of the server. I have added more Core's to your VPS and up the CPU time for you. You will need a reboot to show this and to clear out any lock ups.

          After the server was re-imaged yesterday I ran the same test again and there was no improvement, clearly by not knowing what I was doing I was slowing it down

          I suggest that before you continue to embarrass yourself and your company you take a look at other low end providers IO is like, you do not need to go far http://www.lowendtalk.com/questions/153/how-fast-can-you-io-on-your-lowendbox. (I suggest just comparing the 1.1GB files for fairness)

          Here are some of the highlights:
          QuickVM – 118 MB/s
          BuyVM 128 – 180 MB/s > 36.7 MB/s
          Hostrail – 36.8 MB/s
          Virplus – 52.3 MB/s
          VPSTree – 50.1 MB/s
          Nordic – 89.2 MB/s
          FEHosting – 2.2 MB/s

          (Notice anything?)

          I will not deny that I got a working unmanaged vps, what I am saying is that it was not fit for purpose. I can go out and buy a car (even a really old crappy car) but if it will not go above 2mph it is not fit for the purpose it was bought for. The same applies to my VPS with you.

          So here is my final review of FEHosting’s UK VPS service.
          Support is responsive, Michael generally responds to tickets quickly however the very slow IO indicates that the nodes are heavily oversold. Either that our you don’t know what you are doing.

          June 9, 2011 @ 5:31 am | Reply
  45. 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 @ 11:04 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      What ticket are you talking about and what server is that? None of our servers are been offline for that long. Yes we sent out an email telling everyone on the UK servers are getting moved to our new hardware. We done all this and some of the IP’s could not be moved. And so what if the tickets are getting reply by me and me only If you don’t want that then your ticket can sit. I am doing my best to help everyone of you and all i get is yelled at. If you want me to help you then OPEN a ticket about the issue you have for the Unmanaged servers…

      -Michael.

      October 11, 2011 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
      • dpflap:

        UK server. http://awesomescreenshot.com/09bm6w022

        and if that’s “best” you can do, then I pity all your customers. all your emails are the same, you blame the move and you say that you’re looking into the issue. and that’s it. no resolution, no ETA, no nothing.

        October 11, 2011 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
        • Hi,

          You must not be reading my tickets then. Because the ETA on a fix would only be a few minutes. Every ticket I work on i update the status about the issue that we are working on at that time. And i have no clue on who you are or what server you are talking about. if you want you can email me at michael @ fehosting dot com and add your server IP and i will help you out. I Will also fix your billing account for this error and that goes for everyone that had these issues. I don’t blame the move on anything i blame that we did not plan on getting all the IP’s moved over before data that is all. I take ALL the blame and working to my best to fix the issues that are still going on. I am not trying to block anyone out of anything and everyone who knows me should know i am doing my best. again Email me so I can help you! If you have a ticket open do also put the ticket # within the email so i can flag that ticket. Again I am very sorry you had so many issues with this move all we are doing is upgrading our hardware and upgrading the server spec’s for more power to our clients for the same price per month. We now run 16 CORE servers with 24+ GB of RAM and if yall don’t think so i will show the poof as I have never lie to any of our clients. We are doing this FOR our clients but just sometimes it blows up in my face can never get the Chance to show you We are here for the clients and not anyone else! We have done this to Only the UK Servers at this time. Next time we do it for our PA Area we will plan it a bit more for our clients and Make sure everyone knows about it. We did send emails out to each one of the UK clients but some still say they never got an email, And I am very sorry if you did not we did not plan on you not getting an email we also been posting to let clients know that we are here and know about some of the issues. I hope you do allow us to help you with this.

          Thank you very much,
          Michael.

          October 11, 2011 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
        • dpflap:

          a week later, all of sudden, the VPS came online. now waiting for the ticket update

          October 13, 2011 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
        • dpflap:

          as you requested I sent you an email, but haven’t heard back in two days time. what’s the point in asking me to do this if you’re going to ignore it?

          October 24, 2011 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  46. dpflap:
    October 15, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  47. Darkness:

    Fehosting, along with what seemed a very nice guy (michael) has disappeared. The problem with this is that Michael also took down the thevpsers.com domain, meaning nobody can reset their VPS’es anymore.

    Michael, please send me advice on how I can regain control of the VPS. If you want help resetting Fehosting, I can help you with hosting , coding, and re-setup of the site. It would suck to tarnish fehosting’s good run with a complete blackout man. People paid for honest hosting, you seemed like a nice person, so please, if you can, just put thevpsers.com up again. If you want, I can re-add all the clients manually, you just need to get a list from your provider.

    Regards,
    D.Ness

    April 4, 2012 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
    • Max:

      Yeah, id go back, it was my fastest / best deal VPS, while it lasted at least.

      June 30, 2012 @ 4:46 am | Reply

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