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HolderHost – OpenVZ in Pennsylvania starting at $6.50/quarter for 1GB

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

holderhost_Web_Hosting_-_2014-12-24_15.38.21Sam, from HolderHost, has sent in these offers located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA!

Plan 1

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6.50/quarter
  • Order here
Plan 2

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 3TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $9.50/quarter
  • Order here
Plan 3

  • 4GB RAM
  • 4GB vSwap
  • 6 CPU cores
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 4TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $16/quarter
  • Order here

We know HolderHost for a bit now, having featured them twice before. This time they’ve beefed up the resources a bit compared to last time but use VolumeDrive as a DC. While that isn’t necessarily bad, they aren’t known for their great quality but rather for their focus on price and resources. That doesn’t mean these offers cannot be great; they just won’t be a replacement for high-availability infrastructure. Host nodes have dual Intel Xeon X5650 CPUs, 4x 1TB HDD in hardware RAID10, 48GB of RAM, and a 1Gbps uplink. Not the worst host node in the world ;-) In any case, should you decide to pick up one of these offers be sure to let it know how it’s going!

HolderHost is a registered company in New Zealand and has been since April 2014. They’ve been doing business since 2012. It’s being run by two people and they started offering hosting out of PhoenixNAP in, well, Phoenix. PayPal is currently the only accepted payment method, though they’re working on Bitcoin as well. IPv6 is said to be available shortly, where you’ll be able to request a /128 or a /127. That is what I call a bitter disappointment and yet another bad IPv6 implementation, but I guess it’s better than no IPv6 at all. Before you order, be sure to read the Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy!

Network information

VolumeDrive’s Facility – Wilkes-Barre, PA USA
Test IPv4: 199.168.137.174
Test file: http://199.168.137.174/100MB_file

69 Comments

  1. Ammar:

    I must say that Holderhost is really a good choice, I have purchased 2 Servers from them over the last year, and they are really good (The servers are TOP).
    The support is really quick and helpful, and they make sure that the servers run smoothly without any issues.

    July 17, 2015 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Thank you very much Ammar! Means a lot. =)

      July 19, 2015 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
  2. plz add option for credit card payment,my paypal is restrcited

    July 17, 2015 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Hi,
      I see you have ordered a VPS already. so I guess everything is in order.

      July 17, 2015 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
      • Hi

        due to ome mis understanding I canclled vps
        now u not alllowing me to order new
        plz help

        July 24, 2015 @ 9:56 am | Reply
    • Unfortunately- options are rather limited for New Zealand based companies with regards to payment processors. There are no low fee alternatives to PayPal. We should have bitpay available on VPS orders next week.

      July 17, 2015 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
  3. Hosted 45 minutes from my house… I should pick one up just because =)

    July 17, 2015 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
  4. Thank you very much for listing us Maarten! =)

    July 17, 2015 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
  5. cybersans:

    how long this billing period will lasts? i mean 6.50/quarter is forever or have time limit, for example only a year?

    July 18, 2015 @ 7:27 am | Reply
  6. No centos7 template?

    July 19, 2015 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
  7. wow great deals

    July 20, 2015 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  8. malcolm:

    Do your VPS’s support docker containers?

    July 23, 2015 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
  9. laohei:

    |——————————————————————————————|
    | WinMTR statistics |
    | Host – % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
    |————————————————|——|——|——|——|——|——|
    | 192.168.1.1 – 0 | 16 | 16 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |
    | 220.162.132.1 – 0 | 16 | 16 | 1 | 8 | 30 | 2 |
    | 218.6.32.114 – 10 | 10 | 9 | 2 | 4 | 13 | 3 |
    | 218.6.39.170 – 0 | 16 | 16 | 8 | 9 | 12 | 8 |
    | 202.97.82.73 – 0 | 16 | 16 | 23 | 24 | 26 | 26 |
    | 202.97.50.230 – 40 | 5 | 3 | 25 | 25 | 27 | 25 |
    | 202.97.91.26 – 0 | 12 | 12 | 27 | 32 | 37 | 28 |
    | 202.97.50.2 – 0 | 16 | 16 | 149 | 151 | 153 | 152 |
    | 202.97.49.82 – 0 | 16 | 16 | 151 | 153 | 156 | 153 |
    | xe-1-3-3.mpr1.lax12.us.zip.zayo.com – 9 | 12 | 11 | 154 | 160 | 171 | 159 |
    | No response from host – 100 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |
    | ae0.cr2.lax112.us.zip.zayo.com – 29 | 7 | 5 | 170 | 171 | 172 | 170 |
    | v62.ae29.cr2.dca2.us.zip.zayo.com – 9 | 12 | 11 | 211 | 212 | 214 | 214 |
    | ae6.mpr4.phl2.us.zip.zayo.com – 0 | 16 | 16 | 229 | 230 | 233 | 231 |
    | ae4.mpr3.phl2.us.zip.zayo.com – 0 | 16 | 16 | 230 | 230 | 233 | 230 |
    |64.124.162.98.IPYX-103443-ZYO.zip.zayo.com – 67 | 3 | 1 | 0 | 487 | 487 | 487 |
    | 162.213.24.251 – 0 | 12 | 12 | 390 | 468 | 503 | 390 |
    | ten01.rtr01.wlkspa.quadix.co – 0 | 16 | 16 | 316 | 432 | 501 | 322 |
    | 199.168.137.114 – 9 | 12 | 11 | 336 | 434 | 522 | 337 |
    | 199.168.137.174 – 9 | 12 | 11 | 339 | 471 | 522 | 339 |
    |________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
    WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP – Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider

    July 24, 2015 @ 8:20 am | Reply
  10. binocular:

    Pennsylvania is sold out. Are the specs of the Phoenix nodes the same? If not, what kind of CPU performance could be expected for the 4G option?

    July 24, 2015 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
    • Our Phoenix nodes have 48/72GB of Ram and use l5520/ l5639 CPUs. However: the network in PhoenixNap is fantastic.

      July 24, 2015 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  11. pieter:

    Best VPS-provider i ever had the support is super fast and they really help you.
    Before this i was with hostodo and comparing to this this is 200% better

    July 24, 2015 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
  12. atomicdog:

    I’ve signed up a little over 3 hours ago and have not heard anything back regarding when the server will be ready. I submitted a ticket only to get an auto-response with no helpful info. So far not looking so good, the lackluster service and help is also a minus.

    July 24, 2015 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
    • Ticket ID#? Order #? We manually provision orders to prevent fraud/ abusers as it is extremely effective. Most are provisioned within 1 hr but some will take longer. Only Plato and myself can currently accept orders. We handle the billing/ sales department ourselves. A little patience is key here. Deals like these attract abusers/ spammers. By doing manual fraud checks we are ensuring the service is better for everybody.

      You would have been provisioned as pending orders were cleared.

      July 25, 2015 @ 4:30 am | Reply
      • Because of your feedback, we’re now provisioning automatically. =)

        July 26, 2015 @ 1:59 am | Reply
        • atomicdog:

          Thank you for the informative response. My server was provisioned after about 3-4 hours after I signed up. I understand doing fraud checks etc., but this status and information was never provided me (the end user), so I was just left wondering if/when the server would be provisioned. If the user could see status updates like “On step 3/10, estimated 3 hours until completed”, I think that would be fine, but it’s the lack of knowing that caused issues for me. Anyways thanks for the feedback, and also on making such a quick change on your end to address my concerns.

          July 26, 2015 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
          • Hi atomicdog,

            My apologies: 3 hrs was on the longer side of things.

            That was a lack of oversight on our part not to edit the email template to include that orders were checked manually for fraud. And no worries: we’re constantly making changes and take all feedback into consideration. Hopefully our new automatic fraud prevention, coupled with manual checks, work well.

            July 26, 2015 @ 11:38 pm
  13. Orders are now automatically provisioned & we’re back in stock in Wilkes-Barre. :D

    July 26, 2015 @ 1:57 am | Reply
  14. I just took this offer for the largest one they sell.
    Waiting to see how it turns out.
    After cVPS went down the tubes I’m looking for another simple go-to provider.

    July 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
  15. Matt:

    Any idea when they’ll be back in stock in PA?

    July 28, 2015 @ 5:35 am | Reply
    • Waiting to hear back from Josh, will let you guys know then. Probably next week. =)

      July 30, 2015 @ 4:49 am | Reply
  16. B:

    Still out of stock in PA. Are people happy with these guys? Pricing is very low so I am cautious. I need to get away from ChicagoVPS but don’t want to end up with another low priced lemon. Any suggestions for US, 3-4 GB RAM, under $15 or so?

    July 29, 2015 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
  17. Horphi:

    My order cancalled twice out of stock or something else ?

    August 4, 2015 @ 12:08 am | Reply
    • Hi Horphi- Your order most likely did not pass our automatic fraud check. If you give me an order ID, I can look into this for you.

      August 5, 2015 @ 1:12 am | Reply
  18. Cim:

    Billing cycle: 3 month price – $5.33

    Does that mean $5.33 for the whole 3 months or $16 for 3 months? And does the price go up after the 3 months? The specs are good but I need to know about the billing cycle so I don’t get raped 3 months later.

    August 6, 2015 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
    • Hi Cim,

      That means $16 / quarter (for the whole three months). This is a lifetime promo so you will continue to pay $16 every three months if you want to keep the service.

      Thanks!

      August 6, 2015 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
      • Cim:

        Thanks for the prompt reply, will the server be up as soon as I pay?

        August 6, 2015 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
      • Cim:

        Also one more question, are the VPS’ running on SSDs?

        August 6, 2015 @ 9:16 pm | Reply
      • Cim:

        I just read the Plan 3 and it says “DO NOT ORDER THIS PLAN.”

        I can’t order that one?

        August 6, 2015 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
      • 1. Servers are setup automatically unless you fail our automatic fraud checks.
        2. No. RAID 10 SATA.
        3. At the moment we are completely out of stock and are waiting for the hardware to arrive for a new node to be setup.

        August 7, 2015 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
  19. Erhan:

    Do we add cpanel when order?
    If yes how much is it cost?

    August 6, 2015 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
    • Unfortunately we do not offer cPanel. We can do DirectAdmin OR I can recommend BuyCpanel.com which has great pricing on licenses.

      August 7, 2015 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  20. Robert G.:

    I just went to the site, and it looks like there is stock?

    Are VM’s still available, and which plans?

    Thanks

    August 11, 2015 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  21. Gisele:

    I am interested in purchasing your Plan 3 before the weekend, hopefully your new server arrives by then!

    August 12, 2015 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
  22. no stocks available

    August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  23. baruia:

    How can I pay for Plan 3 with Bitcoin? The option only appears if I add another product.

    August 21, 2015 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
    • baruia:

      I’d also like to know if it’s possible to use CPU intensive tasks

      August 21, 2015 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
    • You can do so manually at the moment – just order, don’t pay and submit a ticket – but we will be allowing btc payments for VPSes very soon.

      August 26, 2015 @ 4:32 am | Reply
    • As for CPU Intensive tasks: that’s a no go sorry!

      August 26, 2015 @ 4:33 am | Reply
  24. I though auto-provicioning was enabled. I did an order 2 hrs ago. Let me know please.

    August 28, 2015 @ 4:56 am | Reply
    • Hi Luis,

      My apologies. We upgraded our WHMCS last night which broke the Solus module. I fixed it as soon as I noticed auto provisioning wasn’t working.

      Sam

      August 28, 2015 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  25. Sam:

    WilkesBarre2 is down, they have accident, excellent hosting…

    August 31, 2015 @ 10:09 am | Reply
    • Yes Wilkes-Barre2 was down but is now back online… The issue was completely with VolumeDrive. There was no “accident”.

      September 1, 2015 @ 1:18 am | Reply
  26. I do apologize for the inconvenience of the downtime.

    September 1, 2015 @ 1:19 am | Reply
  27. Ruby Doodle:

    Hi,

    Ordered and provisioned but IP address is not resolving to the server I control. Shows ASP.NET splash page. I rebuilt the server and still no go. Submitted ticket #715384. Will report back with results.

    September 7, 2015 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
    • Ruby Doodle:

      Sam fixed by giving me a new IP just now. Thanks Sam!

      September 7, 2015 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  28. Ruby Doodle:

    https://freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650 @ 2.67GHz
    Number of cores : 6
    CPU frequency : 1066.666 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 4096 MB
    Total amount of swap : 3976 MB
    System uptime : 13 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 46.5MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 48.9MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 28.5MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.10MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 3.37MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 20.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.97MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 24.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 26.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 29.8MB/s
    I/O speed : 38.9 MB/s

    September 7, 2015 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
  29. Ruby Doodle:

    I’ve asked for a refund. Here is a copy of my request and reasons…

    Even as I write this, the server is on 52/185 updates. I was looking for a test or stage server for some clients (VolumeDrive reputation) but this VPS is really not good for what I need.

    ================================

    Hello,

    With all due respect, I would like to ask for a refund based on your 3 day guarantee.

    Speed I/O is ok when running tests internally, but when doing real things like yum update it is incredibly slow.

    I started updating about 20 minutes ago and it is only on 37/185 as I write this. To see if it was the repo’s fault I just updated two other servers one at a time and they both completed in under 2 minutes each (second was a fresh install too. Centos 6 and it had 291 updates)

    It is now on 48/185 ( I ran the second server update during the time your server completed 11 updates…)

    That’s just way too slow for even a staging or testing server.

    I appreciate your attention to the IP issue and good luck but I’d really like you to credit my paypal account.

    Thanks,

    ========================================

    September 7, 2015 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
    • Ruby Doodle:

      Sam issued a PayPal refund about 3 hours ago. He felt that an issue with abuse on that node may have contributed to the less than stellar performance numbers I posted above.

      As far as the business practices of HolderHost, I have only good things to say. Issues were handled in a timely manner, refund was issued in good faith upon fair expectations not being met in this instance.

      I wish Sam good luck!

      September 8, 2015 @ 2:31 am | Reply
    • Hi Ruby. We absolutely will honour our money back guarantee and unlike other businesses, we don’t have a set day that these are issued (we refund valid requests as soon as I see them). =)

      With regard to I/O performance, I did a bit of digging because of the poor I/O result you got. A RAID Resync was the culprit.

      ————————————————-
      /dev/md2:
      Timing cached reads: 16602 MB in 2.00 seconds = 8314.27 MB/sec
      Timing buffered disk reads: 612 MB in 3.04 seconds = 201.61 MB/sec
      ————————————————-

      dd commands are not accurate all the time, hdparm is the best way to check.

      Thanks! =)

      September 8, 2015 @ 3:43 am | Reply
  30. Dwight:

    Purchase link says you are out of stock on all three options.

    On your web page http://holderhost.com/clients/index.php it says they are back in stock.

    Any idea if/when this offer may be available again?

    Thanks.

    September 18, 2015 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  31. I think they’re called HolderHost because when you ask for support (All I need is Reverse DNS), your support ticket is placed on hold for 5 days.

    Very unhappy.

    November 17, 2015 @ 10:38 pm | Reply
  32. Well, I purchased the quarter plan 1. It’s not even a month and I received this email from them. Which means instead of 3 months I will only get about 2 months and after that I will have to pay roughly a dollar less amount per month for what I was getting the server for a quarter year. And, even the specs of the server would be downgraded. What can I say….. I just feel like laughing at myself…

    —————
    Hello Kishor,

    We would like to welcome you to the Hostwinds family!

    You are receiving this message, as you were previously a customer of Holderhost, which Hostwinds has acquired.

    We are going to ensure your transition to our services goes as smooth as possible. Your login details to your accounts will all remain the same, only your IP address will be changed.

    You will receive a ticket within the next few days stating that we have begun your migration process to our Hostwinds Enterprise Servers.

    As Hostwinds offerings, differ from that of Holderhost, we have matched you with a comparable service within Hostwinds.

    We understand that there may be a pricing difference; as such we have extended you an offering of 25% off recurring for life on the product.

    You presently have the following with Holderhost – LEB Special #1

    We have paired your service with the following service –

    Budget Level 1
    CPU .5 cores
    Ram 1 GB
    Disk Space 25GB

    This product can be viewed at the following page –
    https://www.hostwinds.com/budget.php

    The cost to you will be $5.63 per month, with your next due date being 1 month from the date your Hostwinds Enterprise Server information is provided to you.

    November 19, 2015 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
  33. Josh:

    Party is over. Avoid these guys from here on out. For this top tier, Hostwinds is bumping up rates nearly 6 times for 1/2 to 1/3 the performance. These prices are approaching those of DO and AWS for a service falters in comparison.

    _____________________
    Hello Josh,

    We would like to welcome you to the Hostwinds family!

    You are receiving this message, as you were previously a customer of Holderhost, which Hostwinds has acquired.

    We are going to ensure your transition to our services goes as smooth as possible. Your login details to your accounts will all remain the same, only your IP address will be changed.

    You will receive a ticket within the next few days stating that we have begun your migration process to our Hostwinds Enterprise Servers.

    As Hostwinds offerings, differ from that of Holderhost, we have matched you with a comparable service within Hostwinds.

    We understand that there may be a pricing difference; as such we have extended you an offering of 25% off recurring for life on the product.

    You presently have the following with Holderhost – LEB Special #3

    We have paired your service with the following service –

    Budget Level 4
    CPU 2 core
    Ram 4 GB
    Disk Space 100GB

    This product can be viewed at the following page –
    https://www.hostwinds.com/budget.php

    The cost to you will be $22.88 per month, with your next due date being 1 month after the date your service is currently due.

    November 19, 2015 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
  34. My paypal account was just charged $ 6.50 by holderhost even though holderhost is no longer working. What is this?

    January 24, 2016 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
  35. name123:

    I also was charged recently in the same manner and Paypal is rejecting the dispute. Why if the hosting company is sold to another does the subscription still send to someone providing no service to me. It’s my job to manually cancel the subscription because of this? This is stupid. This guy is just collecting from subscriptions after he sells his hosting company and providing no service. I am I missing something here? How do I get my money back

    February 19, 2016 @ 5:54 pm | Reply

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