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Host1Plus – $2/month 256MB and $5/month 512MB OpenVZ VPS on four different continents

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: July 22, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Host1Plus-Web_Hosting_Services_Provided_by_HOST1PLUS_-_2014-07-19_17.28.30Paulius, from Host1Plus.com, is back with two improved offers and a coupon exclusive to LowEndBox.com. Their last offer was already pretty nice, but since then they have overhauled their plans and according to their current website, removed the additional cost for TUN/TAP, NAT, and PPP! In addition to that, the port speed is now 50Mbps rather than 15Mbps, which is a very welcome improvement. Disk space has also increased on both plans, but bandwidth on the smaller plan has decreased. The price of the bigger plan has increased a little. I’m sure this is still the cheapest South Africa offer we’ve ever seen on LowEndBox.com and the second host in it’s history that features that location. I think they are the only host we’ve featured thus far that offers a Brazil location. What makes these offer even more uniqu, is that it has quite some bandwidth. Yes, the port speed may be limited to 50Mbps, but 500GB or 1TB of bandwidth is still a lot for these locations. Host1Plus has been doing business since 2008 and is a division of D. E. Technologies Ltd., which is a registered company in England and Wales. They have offices in London (UK), Kaunas (Lithuania), Frankfurt am Maine (Germany) so I have the idea they have quite an operation running. From my personal experience I can say these machines run just fine. I have one both in Brazil and South Africa and for the past six months they’ve had 100% uptime. If you decide to give them a try, please share your experiences with us in the comments!

Bronze

  • 256MB RAM
  • 0.5 vCPU Core
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 500GB traffic
  • 50Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • Coupon: LOWENDBOX
  • $2/month
  • Order here
Silver

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1 vCPU Core
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 1TB traffic
  • 50Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • Coupon: LOWENDBOX
  • $5/month
  • Order here

Some notes: you get a small additional discount of you order for a longer billing term. Bandwidth may vary per offer; the above offer information is straight from the ticket and differs a little bit from their website. Additional IPv4 are available for $2/month.

HOST1PLUS accepts payments via Debit/Credit card, PayPal, AliPay, WebMoney, CashU, and Paysera. They have a refund policy which is worth reading before you order, so you know what you’re up to. Their Terms of Service has a long list of prohibited content and actions, such as copyright infringing content, use of gaming servers, proxies, bots, etc. Be sure to also read their Spam Policy.

Network information

Germany Data Center based in Frankfurt with Host1Plus.com’s own Data Center.
Brazil Data Center based in São Paulo with Equinix

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
IPv4 test: 5.175.192.201

São Paulo, Brazil
IPv4 test: 181.41.197.5

Johannesburg, South Africa
IPv4 test: 154.127.61.2

Chicago IL, USA
IPv4 test: 191.101.1.2

 

22 Comments

  1. David:

    Looks simply amazing. Would order one in the South Africa, but they (as Darius on support said) do not accept Bitcoins, even for one year orders.

    July 22, 2014 @ 9:48 am | Reply
    • David:

      Hmm, the LOWENDBOX changes nothing (“The promotion code you entered has been applied to your cart but no items qualify for the discount yet – please check the promotion terms”). Without any coupon the prices are the same, so it seems it’s not LEB exclusive offer – but still very nice!

      July 22, 2014 @ 10:03 am | Reply
  2. Philip:

    Strange coupon code worked for me. Try to contact support.

    July 22, 2014 @ 10:48 am | Reply
  3. thePaandu:

    Test ips are not pingable?

    July 22, 2014 @ 11:02 am | Reply
  4. Ping doesn’t work too for Johannesburg and Chicago ?

    July 22, 2014 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
  5. Sorry for wrong test IP.
    You can check right now:

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    IPv4 test: 154.127.61.144
    Chicago IL, USA
    IPv4 test: 191.101.2.18

    July 22, 2014 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  6. ub3rst4r:

    It’s saying the price is $2.55 USD and not $2 USD (which is a 15% discount instead of a 33.33% discount) with that coupon code. Is that $2/mo in another currency? Or is it extra for Brazil?

    July 22, 2014 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
    • TeeDev:

      I’m guessing extra for Sao Paulo as bandwidth there was reduced also. I picked one up anyway, too good an offer not to try for at least one month, eh?

      July 22, 2014 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  7. TeeDev:

    Coupon is reducing Bronze in Sao Paulo from $3 to $2.55 for me. Shouldn’t it be $2

    July 22, 2014 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
  8. TeeDev:

    Just picked up a bronze in Sao Paulo and Jo’burg. Exciting times!

    July 22, 2014 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  9. Rafael:

    I really hope they fix the lag on weekends, but other than that they work well and I have a one set up for some months now.

    July 23, 2014 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  10. I think there is a mistake. 6GB offer is 3GB as written on the Order page.

    July 23, 2014 @ 10:31 am | Reply
  11. jeromeza:

    @Paulius

    Your support staff need work.

    I ask them to change 3 settings on my container and they keep sending me random links with fixes that I don’t want or need. I’ve given them the fix I need. I know it works. I’ve had to do it with other providers. DNSMASQ requires container changes to run on OpenVZ.

    [#ZYY-710-85543]: DNSMASQ and OpenVZ

    I need this done:

    vzctl set CTID –capability setuid:on –save
    vzctl set CTID –capability net_admin:on –save
    vzctl set CTID –capability net_raw:on –save

    BUT they refuse to do it and instead say I should just run it as root which is a security risk that I don’t want to take. Below is the exact reason why I don’t want to do so and that’s straight from the author.

    “” There’s no way to do that: the reason is that dnsmasq starts as root,
    does all the things that need root permissions (like opening sockets on
    priviledged ports and opening the DHCP lease file) and then permanently
    changes it’s identity from root to nobody.

    It does this as a security feature, even if an atacker gets control of
    the dnsmasq process, they can do far less harm as “nobody” then as “root”.

    Since changes to the configuration file could involve some root-only
    operations, there’s no way for a running dnsmasq process to process it.
    It cannot regain its root privileges (there would be no security
    advantage if it could). The only way to re-read the config file is to
    start a new dnsmasq process, running as root. Then it can re-do the
    “root” only stuff.”

    July 23, 2014 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      You’re so funny, concerned about security risks, and still buying OpenVZ.

      July 31, 2014 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  12. aglodek:

    I wanted to order the $2/mo basic “Bronze” in Sao Paulo, but after applying discount code “LOWENDBOX”, discount is only $0.45 off, resulting in $2.55/mo. Please advise…

    July 25, 2014 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  13. As i saw on site, price for Brazilian VPS is different from other locations.

    July 25, 2014 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
    • aglodek:

      I was referring to the OP here ($2 – ALL locations) and checking if this is an error in the cart or an error in the offer here on LEB…?

      July 26, 2014 @ 4:22 am | Reply
  14. These clowns disallowed me because I said I was going to run bitcoind. They said that was ‘cryptocurrency mining’. Lol.

    July 27, 2014 @ 7:32 am | Reply
  15. n3tz:

    You definitely get what you pay for with these guys – not much. Worked for years in the industry – this would be the lowest of the low…hence the price! Not recommended at all – for a myriad of reasons. I’d concur with the complaints about support…worst of my experiences with VPS providers so far on the support side. In general; I’d recommend anyone else before this offering – why waste your time?

    July 30, 2014 @ 7:39 am | Reply
    • Yukinarija:

      Hey N3tz,

      So what happened? If you worked for years in the industry, I wonder for an VPS whats the reason with the requests for support? Was the service down? Did they not reply to the tickets?

      Strange to me with all this crying about support, never needed it myself personally, can’t see why I would.

      July 31, 2014 @ 8:08 am | Reply
  16. @jeromeza

    We are sorry, but OpenVZ limitations do not allow us to enable “vzctl set CTID –capability setuid:on –save “, because it place our main system at risk. If you want to run DNSMASQ as “nobody” instead of “root” please check our Cloud Hosting offers, because XEN visualization is more flexible and there is no such limitation. You can check our cloud hosting offers here http://www.host1plus.com/cloud-hosting/

    July 31, 2014 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  17. In addition to that, the port speed is now 50Mbps rather than 15Mbps

    August 4, 2014 @ 7:47 am | Reply

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