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FTNHosting - $5.95 256MB Xen HVM Windows VP in Orlando

FTN Hosting Kevin from FTNHosting emailed me their offers for the LowEndBox readers. They are “a solid and steadily-growing company and have been in business for over 3 years now (EST: 17 April 2008)”. Use promo code LEB256 to get their “FTN256” package for $5.95/month. Direct sign up link here.

  • 256MB memory
  • 25GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer
  • Windows 2003 or 2008
  • Xen HVM/SolusVM

Servers in Orlando FL with HostDime (test IP: Website hosted on HostGator’s shared hosting with its non-redundant NS. No SSL on WHMCS. However its owner Chris has been quite active on WHT answering questions and providing supports.

256MB would be fine with Windows 2003 but pushing the boundary a bit with 2008R2. Unfortunately there is no option to load an alternate OS although underlying Xen HVM would allow it.

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  1. Hi;
    Thanks for the listing Lowendbox Admin, highly appreciated. We host our corporate website with HostGator for offsite redundancy so our clients can contact us in case of any unfortunate outages (which are very rare). This is a standard practice in the hosting industry, we like to make sure our clients always have contact methods to be able to contact us at any given time.

    For the 256MB VPS we would definitely recommend Windows 2003 we have clients who run 2003 without any issues. 2008 would be pushing it since it uses a bit more resources but it is definitely doable.

    Feel free to let us know should you have further questions or concerns.


    July 18, 2011 @ 2:14 am | Reply
    • circus:

      Any specific reasons why You don’t allow to install other OS?

      July 18, 2011 @ 2:35 am | Reply
      • Hi Circus;
        Any OS of the customer’s choice can be installed on the VPS. All that we require is the ISO, from there we can mount it into the customer’s VM so they can install it through the Java VNC console to their preferred configuration.

        Do let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. Live Chat is available on the Website for instant assistance.


        July 18, 2011 @ 2:39 am | Reply
  2. Hey,
    This is Chris I’m the owner of FTNHosting.net

    Thanks again for Listing Low End Box Admin. For the operating system, any OS of the user’s choice can be installed all that would be required is the ISO and we can upload it and mount it in their VM for they can install it through the Java VNC console to their preferred configuration.

    Chris Miller
    FTNHosting CEO

    July 18, 2011 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  3. Mike Hat:

    What are the server specs? Curious about total RAM, RAID, etc.

    July 18, 2011 @ 10:26 am | Reply
    • Hi Mike;
      The specifications vary from host node to host node however we guarantee at least Quad Cores, 16 GB RAM, and RAID-10 (hardware 3ware/Adaptec).

      Do let us know if you have any further questions or concerns!


      July 18, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
  4. Raihan:

    able to download torrent for personal use?
    and able to use scrapebox?

    July 19, 2011 @ 10:16 am | Reply
    • Legal torrents only, and yes Scrapebox is allowed.


      July 19, 2011 @ 10:22 am | Reply
      • Raihan:

        paypal payment not available?

        July 19, 2011 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
        • Kevin Hillstrand:

          Hi Raihan;
          Yes, we do accept Paypal. What error are you getting? Can you please speak with me on live chat at http://www.ftnhosting.net/ I will speak with you and see what’s going on.


          July 19, 2011 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
        • Raihan:

          i ordered and pay successfully but 2co report that fraud order..what can i do now?


          Your payment was marked as fraud by our payment processor 2Checkout. It has been refunded.

          FTNHosting Head Administrator
          Christopher Miller”

          can u refund?

          July 21, 2011 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
        • Hi;

          If your payment was marked as fraud/declined by 2Checkout then they automatically refund the transaction. If you paid via credit card, it will take up to a day or two for it to show up in your overview.


          July 21, 2011 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
        • Raihan:

          money recieved :)

          anyother way to pay?my only option is paypal.
          i want win vps in next month..that time if i pay again using paypal.its again mark as a fraud.what i do?

          July 22, 2011 @ 5:16 am | Reply
        • circus:

          – Call 2co
          – Don’t order behind proxy

          July 22, 2011 @ 5:45 am | Reply
        • Hi Raihan;
          Have you filled in accurate address information in the 2Checkout order form? Did you order behind a proxy or server? Please ensure that you have filled in accurate information in the order form and that you are not behind a proxy, then your order should not have any problems going through.

          We also accept Moneybookers/Librety Reserve if 2Checkout/Paypal doesn’t work out for you.

          Thanks for your understanding and looking forward to working with you.


          July 22, 2011 @ 6:57 am | Reply
  5. Kevin Hillstrand:

    We have received alot of requests asking the payment methods we accept.

    Wanted to say that we accept a variety of payment methods, including Paypal, Credit Cards(2Checkout), Alertpay, Moneybookers, Liberty Reserve, and mail in payment (personal/certified checks, and cash).

    Please let us know if any of you have any questions.


    July 19, 2011 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
  6. Hi, Chiristopher !

    You guys are doing really awesome that rates you’ve here is really good plus I can see your support is going good.

    Do you support linux OS too ?

    Kind Regards

    July 20, 2011 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Hi Rom;
      We sure do! As I mentioned above “Any OS of the customer’s choice can be installed on the VPS. All that we require is the ISO, from there we can mount it into the customer’s VM so they can install it through the Java VNC console to their preferred configuration.”

      Many thanks for the kind words – we’ll keep it up.


      July 21, 2011 @ 1:22 am | Reply
  7. Raihan:

    Hi kevin,
    i wanna buy win vps.any way to directly pay by paypal…without 2checkout?.cause my ip used by more then 200 people…thats why 2checkout found as a fraud mayb..my paypal name and order name not same…cause paypal account is my uncle account…we have no paypal account facility in our country…so i use my uncles verified account.

    July 31, 2011 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
    • Raihan;
      Thank you for your continued interest with us. Please submit a ticket to sales and we will give you our direct PayPal address so you can pay without the means of 2checkout.


      August 5, 2011 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  8. Marius:

    I have ordered a VPS package from them. Waited almost 3 days (while submitting tickets to their so-called “24×7 Support”) and did not received the product. Finally they issued a refund by mistake and asked me to pay them again to receive my package. I suppose you get rubbish if you go for cheap stuff.

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
    • Marius;
      A lot of people seem to think just because things are cheap you are suppose to expect cheap service, it is most certainly not the case here with FTNHosting, we have received nothing but positive responses from our clients about our Windows VPS offerings.

      Unfortunately, mistakes do happen with every host and if we did mess up I sincerely apologize about that. Can I have a ticket ID so I can review what exactly went wrong and make it right with you? Thank you for your cooperation.


      August 5, 2011 @ 5:35 am | Reply
  9. Ross:

    they are ok.. they need a new datacentre as they seem to lag sometimes.
    when they get to your support ticket they get things sorted for you, but you can be waiting a week for that to happen.

    August 6, 2011 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
    • Kevin Hillstrand:

      I appreciate the feedback Ross. We will have a new datacenter choice available for our Windows VPS shortly.

      With regards to the issue you are facing with support, do you have a ticket ID so I can look into that for you?

      Thank you so much.


      October 10, 2011 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
  10. Mike:

    They took more than 48 hours to get the server information sent. After I put in a support ticket I found out it was ‘taking longer than usual’ to receive new IPs from the datacenter. The VPS won’t boot. Now I’m waiting for a support ticket for that.

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
    • Mike:

      Chris got hold of the ticket and solved things in a timely manner. :) I’m slightly more impressed.

      August 8, 2011 @ 6:44 am | Reply
  11. camaleon:

    i been since 8-18-11 i posted my second ticket en almos 1 week with no access to my server and no repply it keep saying some one is usin mi ip ….

    August 21, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply
    • Kevin Hillstrand:


      Please let me know your ticket ID.

      October 10, 2011 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
  12. zx123:

    I had a very bad experience in the past with FTNhosting, I remember that one time I brought an annual package and after 3 months server was down and Chris never refund my money and never give me new hosting!! I still have the email that FTN sent me… so warning! and remember that FTN come from digitalpoint forum :)

    September 6, 2011 @ 11:23 am | Reply
    • Kevin Hillstrand:

      Hi Zx123;

      Thanks for your mini review. That doesn’t sound like the level of service we provide, can you please provide a ticket ID so I can physically verify that you are/were a customer of FTNHosting?


      October 10, 2011 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  13. These will now be deployed in Chicago, IL.

    Test IP:

    October 24, 2011 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
  14. kamalo:

    all web supported me and other people vs these scammer use google search to be confirm alot fo scam with alot of people in long time
    and i need lowendbox.com support because me and alot of other trust lowendbox
    and i paid to these scammer when i find post in yours
    please help me to restore my money

    November 16, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Didn’t you make 5 other slanderous comments about us on lowendbox and the admin removed it? ;)

      I will tell you one thing Kamalo; you receive absolutely no special treatment by spamming on blogs & forums, and if you do not stop we will not process your refund request. If you want your refund, follow my instructions like I told you on WHT and send in a trouble ticket to validate your identity, the forums and blogs are not our helpdesk and never will be.

      November 17, 2011 @ 2:39 am | Reply
  15. kamalo:

    in any way you will not refund my money you Promise me alot
    this scammer love closed tickets
    ask to open and then close any body can confirm that by google alot of people say that
    ask and close
    lovely game
    how old are you

    what can we do
    lowendbox and other trust web protect us

    November 17, 2011 @ 11:01 am | Reply
    • LowEndBox will protect you? Don’t be ridiculous. There are more scamming customers than providers out there. If you wish to post your incident you need to at least clearly post what happened in detail here, and calling someone a scammer without facts is simply slanderous.

      I will delete your comments again if you can’t backup with fact.

      November 17, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
      • Hi,

        Thanks Admin. It looks like this was resolved on WHT, he finally sent a ticket in and communicated with us through our helpdesk (The proper way) after dozens of members on WHT told him that he was spamming enough.



        November 17, 2011 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  16. Dude,i need windows XP in VPS with netframework 4…
    also are you providing Trail VPS??
    Bcuz i want VPS for running 2 small application…nothing else.

    Waiting for your reply


    November 19, 2011 @ 11:19 pm | Reply
    • Hi how are you doing today? Will Windows Server 2003/2008 work? Our Windows VPS are equipped with full administrator access.

      We don’t provide free trials unfortunately.


      November 20, 2011 @ 6:43 am | Reply
  17. I’ve to test my two application..if it work perfectly…i’ll go long way with your hosting company.
    If my application not working in your VPS..then it’s useless for me..
    Windows doesn’t matter…atleast i need trail for 3-4 hrs…if my application work..i’m ready to pay..

    I’ve already windows 2008 VPS..but my application not working there..that’s why i need trial before purchasing.

    Waiting for your reply

    November 20, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
  18. zx123:

    I ordered Win vps, but not working! No connection and in my control panel say “Offline”.
    I reboot, reinstall etc… but alway after few seconds goes “Offline”
    I opened a ticket… I wait ;)

    November 30, 2011 @ 3:01 am | Reply
  19. zx123:

    2 days that I wait and the only reply is
    “Looking into this now.

    Roger Bilman
    Tech Support Operator ”


    December 1, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  20. Hi,

    I apologize about the inconvenience caused. Please email me at kevin[at]ftnhosting[dot]net with your Ticket ID so I can personally take a look at this.

    There is likely a slight miscommunication issue here and I would love to look into it to see what’s going on, but without a ticket ID unfortunately I don’t know who you are.

    Thanks for your understanding.


    December 1, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
    • zx123:

      no problem, I sent you the email… but I hope to get the lost days of service :)

      December 1, 2011 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
  21. M:

    i order today a basic rdp i hope it will be setup soon….

    December 8, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
  22. HEY I ORDER LAST NIGHT. the server was deployed instantly but is not working keeps saying offline, i opened a ticket in there none existant support lieing 24/7 support. get this sorted or youll have no customers carrying on like this

    January 10, 2012 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
  23. still waiting on this host. very bad

    January 11, 2012 @ 8:56 pm | Reply
  24. ive had to open a dispute with paypal. does anyone know whats going on? the sites up but no1 is on it

    January 14, 2012 @ 1:24 am | Reply
  25. Julian:

    I used your RDP service on http://www.urpad.net/ paid for a month and you cancelled my account 24 hrs later with no refund. You are thieves.

    March 5, 2012 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
  26. Mike W:

    The “Direct sign up here” link is broken. Can someone from LowEndBox update or remove this provider?


    June 2, 2013 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

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