Hosting Websites on Bare Minimum VPS/Dedicated Servers

GIGEBOX – $7/month 2GB OpenVZ in Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Jonathan Tan

GIGEBOX

GLENN, from GIGEBOX, has written us to share their first offer for the LowEndBox readers. This is a high RAM OpenVZ plan (2GB) located in Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada with OVH. What makes this offer special is that it include an un-metered 1gbit/s connection with no transfer caps. And as often sought out by our readers, we are happy to say that IPv6 is supported and bitcoins payments are accepted.

The Offer

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 1Gbit/s UNMETERED
  • 1x IPv4
  • 10x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/month
  • Order here

GIGEBOX is a web hosting provider that specializes in feature-packed services. Their services are geared towards small businesses, game server companies, and other essential service providers – but can accommodate customers of all sizes. They are not a registered company but is currently talking with legal advice regarding incorporation. Their domain gigebox.com was created in 2012 but WHOIS is not public. However, their gigebox.uk domain has a public WHOIS. For those interested to know the details of hardware used, host nodes uses Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v2 (Hexa Core), 128GB RAM, RAID-10 Hardware RAID Array’s, and 1Gbit/s network connection.

Payments can be made through PayPal, 2checkout and BitCoin. Their website does not mention if activities such as IRC, VPN, and torrent are prohibited. Refund policy or money back guarantee are not mentioned also. As always, kindly check their Terms of Service, Privacy Policy , and Acceptable Usage Policy before making any purchase.

Network information
OVH – Melocheville, QC J6N 1V4, Canada
Test IPv4: 198.245.63.253
Test file: https://gigebox.com/1GB.zip

29 Comments

  1. Think you included our website image instead of theirs in the post

    October 12, 2015 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
  2. Yes that is the wrong website image.

    October 12, 2015 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
  3. Xzempt:

    I’ve used these guys for going on 3 years now, couldn’t ask for anything more. They bend over backwards to help me if/when I need it.

    October 13, 2015 @ 1:55 am | Reply
  4. Cloud vps Good Link–>https://menyohost.com

    October 13, 2015 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  5. Lucas:

    Why not a get KVM 2Gb directly from OVH for two times less price?

    October 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
    • colibri:

      Why do you constantly troll with that? Have you ever used OVH support?

      October 13, 2015 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Simply stop foolish people, this is not a WHT. No need support everything working very well

        October 13, 2015 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
        • raskik:

          Stop being a Dick

          October 14, 2015 @ 6:04 am | Reply
        • colibri:

          You didn’t answer a reasonable question: have you ever used OVH support? If you continue to dance around a simple question, the answer is “no”, and having support albeit from a provider who you have an issue with leasing servers is much quicker in a response.

          October 14, 2015 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
          • Lucas:

            Are you tried went to pay additional 50% for support guy behind unmanaged VPS, sorry, no.

            October 14, 2015 @ 9:36 pm
  6. c:

    That is likely 1Gbit/s UNMETERED but shared

    October 13, 2015 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  7. I’ve been hosted by gigebox for just over year now. Very affordable, excellent customer service, and the services provided are very reliable!

    October 13, 2015 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  8. stay away from these guys. I signed up for this promotion and set up a couple of simple webservers, and they suspended my account 2 days later for “abusing resources” and refused to refund me.

    you’ve been warned

    October 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
    • Why lie alex? or should I say Ryan, or is it Jeff Smith?

      Ryan Waye
      19:27 (2 hours ago)

      to GIGEBOX
      abusing resources? i am paying for those resources. please cancel my account now, you guys are terrible im going back to amazon.

      On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 11:05 AM, GIGEBOX General wrote:
      GIGEBOX

      Dear Jeff Smith,

      Your account was abusing resources.

      I sent you an email “Suspension Reason: root@colorado:~# w 12:36:54 up 1 day, 12:06, 0 users, load average: 10.91, 22.89, 20.94 USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT”

      | GigE Box
      | High Performance LINUX Hosting.
      | http://www.gigebox.com
      | Tel: 1 (828) 564-1041

      ———————————————-
      Ticket ID: #119166
      Subject: suspension
      Status: Answered
      Ticket URL: https://gigebox.com/billing/viewticket.php?tid=119166&c=WQ1uCOhZ
      ———————————————-

      Login Register Billing Area Submit a Ticket Frequently Asked Questions

      October 15, 2015 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
    • Alex, your paypal was refunded. I am looking at the transaction. I even stated in your support ticket that i responded to, that i would refund you. I also stated i would further look into the issue of why you were suspended for abuse with my staff member that suspended you. I am sorry you have had a bad experience. I have tried to be as nice as i possibly can be. I hope when you choose a different provider you give them more respect.

      Regards,

      October 15, 2015 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
      • Why try and stop people buying from us, we have had over 50 customers since this ad and you’re the only one to complain Alex? or should I say Ryan, or is it Jeff Smith?

        Ryan Waye
        19:27 (2 hours ago)

        to GIGEBOX
        abusing resources? i am paying for those resources. please cancel my account now, you guys are terrible im going back to amazon.

        On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 11:05 AM, GIGEBOX General wrote:
        GIGEBOX

        Dear Jeff Smith,

        Your account was abusing resources.

        I sent you an email “Suspension Reason: root@colorado:~# w 12:36:54 up 1 day, 12:06, 0 users, load average: 10.91, 22.89, 20.94 USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT”

        ———————————————-
        Ticket ID: #119166
        Subject: suspension
        Status: Answered

        October 16, 2015 @ 1:45 am | Reply
        • Passing by:

          You guys just dox a client? There are rules against releasing private information in Canada. Just so you know.

          October 16, 2015 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
          • we have not given any personal information about this customer that is not already available.

            Also this was serious imap abuse, causing server loads to reach over 50.x, he warranted immediate suspension.

            I find it very abusive that he can come and try and attempt to discredit a company, when he got refunded for both containers, none of our other customers abuse the system.

            He breached Terms of Service, and the Acceptable Usage Police.

            Our Low End Offer actually gave users access to 400% of CPU, that means he had access to four of our cores, he had a good offer.

            It was not the CPU he was abusing though, it was disk activity with his IMAP.

            Regards

            October 16, 2015 @ 3:52 pm
          • Lucas:

            Just wondering how they found it? Spy to every user what they do? Than post ticket replies to forum.. Just curious. Nothing about privacy.

            October 16, 2015 @ 6:22 pm
          • That’s OK Lucas just I have had a warning from my boss because of this and I have not even breached the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

            I work had to promote our work and for someone to then slander, could be liable to case of libel?

            The common law protects every person from harm to their reputation by false and derogatory remarks about their person, known as defamation. In addition, all Canadian provinces have libel/ slander legislation (defamation includes slander and libel, where slander is verbal defamation and libel is printed defamation).

            As you can all see, GIGEBOX is a very reliable company and I have worked for them for some time, they have a large client base and I am sure it is wrong for someone to come and slander the company because he abused the system.

            October 16, 2015 @ 9:14 pm
  9. http://postimg.org/image/cci0p3enj/

    Just to give our customers a few of our Low End Server, you can see many users utilizing there CPU and disk activity, we have no problem with users using their full resources, we do have a problem with spammers and fraudsters.

    I am also guessing “Passing by:” is also Alex, or John, or what ever other name he uses.

    Anyway, I hope everyone at Low End has a good weekend and as a bonus my boss Russ has told me I reacted wrongly to this allegation so as a good will gesture I am giving Low End Customers a special $2.00 discount on their monthly billing with coupon code “lowendbox” – for new customers only.

    October 16, 2015 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
  10. us3r:

    Interested, thanks.

    October 20, 2015 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  11. John:

    My downstream droped from 900 to 195 http://www.speedtest.net/result/4781196532.png.
    Otherwise I am happy. Support ist fast and easy.

    October 27, 2015 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
  12. Thanks John we have been working to fix this problem with you, and speed tests vary a lot.

    ./speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
    Testing from OVH Hosting (167.114.102.177)…
    Selecting best server based on latency…
    Hosted by ZEROFAIL (Montreal, QC) [1.60 km]: 43.121 ms
    Testing download speed………………………………….
    Download: 852.49 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed…………………………………………..
    Upload: 1.76 Mbit/s

    Testing download speed………………………………….
    Download: 892.00 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed…………………………………………..
    Upload: 449.81 Mbit/s

    It just depends what time and who is using the most, you can view our Munin statistics:

    http://node1-bhs.qc.ca.gigebox.com/munin/

    Specifically Network:

    http://node1-bhs.qc.ca.gigebox.com/munin/localhost/localhost/index.html#network

    We don’t have much abusers of the connection.

    We are glad you are a happy customer!

    October 30, 2015 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  13. Jerald Johnson:

    Glenn, if you are watching this thread can you please check out my ticket?

    928866

    I am getting frustrated with your support, and I would like someone else to look at this. The server has been more than good, but the issue in the ticket must be fixed for my application.

    November 1, 2015 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  14. Sorry I have not been able to comment Jerald I have been suffering from pneumonia and had a stay in hospital and Russ has broke his hand, it’s been a bad holiday. I understand you got a full refund because your software would not work. That’s great, sorry we could not help.

    John regarding your downstream, your account has been suspended for abuse, please contact us.

    We are still offering the containers for $5.00 USD with coupon code “lowendbox”.

    Thanks

    November 6, 2015 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
  15. Helper:

    Glenn: I think you should delete your posts giving out personal information even if your client has been abusing you. I’m happy to see the proof that you’ve shown of the e-mail exchange between you two showing that he indeed was abusing resources but printing his name (and possible aliases) is probably not the best business practice. Though this looks like a good deal, especially with the discount, we’ve decided to go with OVH directly because of the naming here. If you’ve deleted that personal information I’ll be happy to remove this post, too.

    November 11, 2015 @ 1:32 am | Reply
    • Helper, if you are not the same person again trying to cause trouble the name’s are all fake, none of the names are real, we never gave any personal information out, nor did we breach any law, these post are kept online to show this, please do not keep bringing this topic up, nobody would go with OVH directly for $5.00 and get the same deal. Alex?

      November 13, 2015 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
  16. DavidS:

    LEB has been a fantastic resource for finding good deals but I can honestly say I will never have anything to do with GIGEBOX after reading these comments. I do understand Glenn is but one voice but his is the only voice being heard while looking at this server offer.

    It is entirely unprofessional and completely out of line for en employee to behave this way. As it has been pointed out there seems to only be one complaint and that is to be expected. Only a true scammer, or fraudster, would expect an offer to have a 100% satisfaction rate. It is statistically impossible. Instead of understanding this Glenn worked very hard to discredit one individual when all he did was discredit himself and the company.

    GIGEBOX is demonstrating terrible judgement allowing this kind of back and forth and if they exercise such poor judgement in their own advertisements then they could not possibly be an ethical and safe company.

    January 10, 2016 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

Leave a Reply

Some notes on commenting on LowEndBox:

  • Do not use LowEndBox for support issues. Go to your hosting provider and issue a ticket there. Coming here saying "my VPS is down, what do I do?!" will only have your comments removed.
  • Akismet is used for spam detection. Quoting webhostingtalk.com URL seems to get binned consistently here, but I do peek into the spam box frequently to publish those comments.
  • Use <pre>...</pre> to quote the output from your terminal/console, or consider using a pastebin service.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *