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Host90 – $4.99 128MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 9, 2010 @ 2:36 pm, by LowEndAdmin

Host90 Via this WHT offer. Host90 claims to be a “world-wide leader” in web hosting, based in Scranton with an office in Cyprus, according to their about us page. Their low end package, Baby VPS starts at $4.99/month. The spec:

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable
  • 10GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

Well. Scranton company, world class leader — it just all sounds too suss to me, especially when the whole blob is copied from Burst.NET’s company page, with some numbers changed. Leader in shared, VPS and dedicated hosting? Then how come only VPS are available for ordering on their website? The admin/technical contact’s email address in WHOIS is on a non-existing domain?

The package looks passable, but the “company” looks questionable.

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7 Comments

  1. mina:

    Atleast their owner is a pretty face, according to homepage.

    July 9, 2010 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  2. @mina — that’s a pretty subjective call, and I am sure some low end providers would disagree with you :)

    July 9, 2010 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  3. esoteric:

    http://amaroks.com (mody@amaroks.com) exists, can’t find any nonexistant domain?

    July 9, 2010 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  4. Are you look at what I am looking at?

    $ whois host90.com
    ...
    
       Administrative Contact:
          Theodosiou, Nafsika  support@hostwitter.com
    ...
    

    And according to DomainTools that email address is associated with at least 12 other domains.

    July 9, 2010 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
  5. Hello, This is nancy from host90 ,host90 was once Selling BurstNet VPS, Not anymore , we still own servers in their data center though , we have in Chicago and in UK as well, and yes we are owned by Scranton Based Company and Cyprus as well , we were offering shared hosting as well , we stopped selling shared hosting 2 days ago, as we need to update the about us page , there have been so many changes in the company , time is so tight as we are having lot of orders because of our new packages , at least we are not a reseller :) as most of the budget vps providers are , if you have any question feel free to email me directly at nancy@host90.com

    July 9, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
  6. esoteric:

    host90.com has address 96.30.57.182
    96.30.57.182/32
    network:Organization;I:Amaroks
    network:Tech-Contact;I:mody@amaroks.com

    July 9, 2010 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  7. Raj:
    July 13, 2010 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

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