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ForthCloud – $5/month 512MB Virtuozzo Container in the US and the UK

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: May 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Andrew, from Forthcloud, sent in an e-mail with an offer for LowEndBox readers. ForthCloud was founded over a year ago and is a registered business in the state of Nevada. Their business registration information can be found here. Unlike many other offers, this one uses Parallels Virtuozzo, rather than OpenVZ, Xen or KVM. The result of this is that no SolusVM is being used, but the Parallels Panel. There will be at least 4 pieces of each piece of data distributed across their cloud system, which Andrew tells me provides more security than RAID10. Nodes are self-healing, which means there is an automated fail-over system in place. ForthCloud is going to get their own ASN and IPs soon, so that may indicate an upcoming IP renumbering. All hardware in the US is owned; hardware in the UK is rented. As usual, leave your reviews and remarks in the comments!

The offerDedicated_&_Cloud_Server_Hosting_and_Storage_Solutions_Forth_Cloud_-_2014-05-04_07.30.36

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 120GB Disk space
  • Fair-share bandwidth Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • 16x IPv6 address
  • Virtuozzo/Parallels Panel
  • $5/month or $48/year
  • Order here

Forthcloud accepts payments via Paypal, and credit cards via 2CheckOut. Their host nodes run dual Intel Xeon Quad/Hex core CPUs, at least 72GB of RAM, and SSDs + HDDs. For more information, have a read of their Terms of Service and their Service Level Agreement.

Network information

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Test IPv4: 184.105.16.248

Gosport, Hampshire, UK
Test IPv4: 188.227.165.116

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

45 Comments

  1. alex:

    Their offer is showing 20GB storage only.

    May 5, 2014 @ 1:03 pm | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Yes, there is only 20GB storage. We will ask Maarten to fix this.

      May 5, 2014 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  2. Lucas:

    Did meant unmetered BW typo?

    May 5, 2014 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Indeed. It should be “Fair-share Unmetered Bandwidth”

      May 5, 2014 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Probably Mr.Typo go away for a while ;)

        May 6, 2014 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
  3. david:

    How much bandwidth is “Fair-share bandwidth Bandwidth” per month?

    May 5, 2014 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      It’s a 1Gbps port.

      May 6, 2014 @ 6:17 am | Reply
  4. TeeDev:

    I ordered this deal about 8 hours ago and I have no idea how to access my VPS. Can’t even login to their support area as it won’t take the username and password I signed with. The only email I have received is the 2Checkout payment confirmation.

    May 5, 2014 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  5. We have a few benchmarks submitted for ForthCloud: https://www.petabyet.com/search/forthcloud/

    May 5, 2014 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
    • Alex:

      Please, stop spamming your site here!

      May 6, 2014 @ 5:25 am | Reply
      • tommy:

        +100000

        May 6, 2014 @ 8:13 am | Reply
        • 0xdragon:

          + Another useless number to show my support for not constantly posting this site.

          May 6, 2014 @ 8:31 am | Reply
    • DanielM:

      And you need a windows version @PetaByet

      May 6, 2014 @ 7:21 am | Reply
  6. TeeDev:

    Honestly, the support I received from these guys is IMMENSE. Ticket responses within 5 or 10 minutes. Fixes within a further 5 or 10 minutes. 5 stars!
    And the server is quick, flexible and fully featured. Very happy indeed!

    May 6, 2014 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
    • TeeDev:

      But guys, all your emails go to spam (I’ve now created a rule to prevent this but Gmail warns “many users have indicated this was spam” so you might want to look into whatever is causing that reputation issue)

      May 6, 2014 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
      • Forthcloud:

        We will take a look at this.

        May 6, 2014 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Thank you!

      May 6, 2014 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  7. Guys I am trying to order a few UK yearly cloud packages but when I select the OS the next page times out:

    Service Temporarily Unavailable

    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

    How do I order some of your cloud packages?

    May 7, 2014 @ 8:27 am | Reply
  8. Jr:

    Iven been with them for two months. they are solid, and Theodora is quite nice!

    May 7, 2014 @ 11:13 am | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Thanks! I’m glad that you enjoyed our services.

      May 7, 2014 @ 11:14 am | Reply
  9. Steve Tozer:

    Signed up for a UK Container, instantly delivered, performance is top notch and support is excellent! Cant fault the service :)

    May 7, 2014 @ 11:53 am | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Thank you Steve for your kind words, we appreciate your business!

      May 7, 2014 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  10. Surfnode:

    Do these have Plesk Panel as part of the Virtuozzo/Parallels Panel so clients can have their own control panel?

    Thanks

    May 7, 2014 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Parallels Power Panel is included for free. As we are a Parallels NOC, we can offer Plesk Panel (10 domains) for $3.3/month.

      May 8, 2014 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
  11. vladimir:

    Very nice indeed, but
    how is the connection to Australia from US and UK?
    I basically need a good US, England, Australia connection
    Is there any address to ping or a test download?

    May 9, 2014 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Please use our UK looking glass: http://188.227.165.116/, the USA looking glass will be set up shortly.

      May 9, 2014 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
      • vladimir:

        Hello, I have decided to sign up with you after all :)
        which data-center would be better for US-UK connection (both are important for me), UK looking glass is off so i cant check the ping.

        thank you

        May 14, 2014 @ 2:35 am | Reply
        • Forthcloud:

          Hello vladimir,

          Here is the US looking glass: http://162.245.223.101/

          Both locations have excellent connection, if you live in Australia I would suggest the US location as the ping is much better than UK.

          Thanks.

          May 14, 2014 @ 8:59 am | Reply
          • vladimir:

            sorry to bother again but by mistake I ordered the UK location (I dont even remember seeing a location selector :/), can something be done about this.

            May 14, 2014 @ 10:36 pm | Reply
          • Forthcloud:

            Hello,

            You can open a ticket about this in https://secure.forthcloud.com/cp and we will sort it out.

            May 15, 2014 @ 7:33 am | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      And here we go: USA looking glass http://162.245.223.101/

      May 9, 2014 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
      • vladimir:

        ping from AUS is 240+ :(
        Too bad, really attractive offers

        May 10, 2014 @ 1:00 am | Reply
        • Forthcloud:

          Thanks for your interest. If there’s anything else that I can help you feel free to let me know.

          May 10, 2014 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  12. vladimir:

    Your offer here states 120GB hdd while the link to the website states 20GB.

    May 9, 2014 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  13. Nik:

    Hello,

    do you support tun/tap & pptp ??

    Thanks.

    May 14, 2014 @ 11:08 am | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Yes, they are supported. Please open a ticket after ordering so we can enable them for you.

      May 14, 2014 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
      • Nik:

        Do you also offer extra IPs? What is the cost for those?

        May 18, 2014 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
        • Forthcloud:

          Yes. $1.5 for USA IP, $3 for UK IP.

          May 18, 2014 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  14. Hi there! Is Plesk Panel available for ForthCloud Linux VPS offer? Didnt see an add-on for it on initial order page … is it available during checkout process? Thanks.

    May 19, 2014 @ 4:41 am | Reply
    • Forthcloud:

      Hello Vernessa, Parallels Power Panel is included for free. As we are a Parallels NOC, we can offer internal Plesk Panel (10 domains) for $3.3/month, 100-domains for $6.6/month and unlimited-domains for $11/month. You may find it when you click “L1-PLESK” > “Licenses” . Free & automated Plesk installation is included if you order Plesk with your VPS.

      And for your convenience, here is the direct US order link: https://secure.forthcloud.com/shop/en/redirect/letlevel1us

      May 19, 2014 @ 6:23 am | Reply

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