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HostFolks – $4.64 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Multiple Locations

It’s been almost two years since hostfolks.com were featured on LEB. According to James at Hostfolks, they have since then grown to seven locations in both US and Europe. France is also on the way but currently there’s no ETA when the first node will be ready.

At the time of writing, they are offering a 20% discount on WHT but James is offering a slight improvement on this offer for our LEB readers, with the promocode: LEB you will get 22% discount on the Economy package or above. You could get double RAM or Disk instead of the discount, make a note when ordering what you want doubled.


Economy VPS Package

  • 2000 Mhz CPU
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 25 GB Disk Space
  • 1000 GB Monthly Bandwidth / 100 Mbit port
  • 1 IP V4 Address
  • $5.95 BEFORE discount / month

Order link is here

Mini VPS Package

  • 500 Mhz CPU
  • 1 CPU Cores
  • 128MB RAM
  • 10 GB Disk Space
  • 500 GB Monthly Bandwidth / 10Mbit port
  • 1 IP V4 Address
  • $2.95 / month

Order link is here (remember: promocode does not work on this package)

Note: The economy and mini package is ONLY available in Scranton-PA, Los Angeles-CA, Manchester-UK, Falkenstein-DE and the control panel varies depending on location.

IPv6 is available in NL, DE and AZ. Send in a ticket after VPS has been setup and request IPv6 (if available at the location). You will get it in blocks of 10.

Same thing with rDNS, if you need it changed, send a ticket. It can not be done from the control panel.


LocationTest IP/FileControl Panel
Houston, TX
Phoenix, AZ
Scranton, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Falkenstein, Germany
Manchester, England




  1. Anonymous:

    All test Ips are the same as others, except Houston?

    April 22, 2012 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  2. Here are the test/download locations (as from WHT)

    Los Angeles:

    The post quotes the wrong Control Panel/Locations

    PA, LA and UK are Burst.
    DE is Hetzner.
    TX and NL are Softlayer.
    AZ is PhoenixNap.

    HyperVM is TX, UK, PA and also DE.
    SolusVM is LA, AZ, NL and also PA and DE, new VPS get setup on SolusVM but can be HyperVM if preferred.

    April 22, 2012 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
  3. MikHo:

    typoking has worked his magic on my keybord again, since I cant update the post…. heres the tesp IP

    Los Angles:

    April 22, 2012 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
  4. Mike:


    April 22, 2012 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
  5. All IPs/locations fixed. :)

    April 22, 2012 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
  6. Spencer:

    Just wondering why do you use HyperVM and solus? Why not stick with one or the other. Makes updating much easier IMO.

    April 22, 2012 @ 9:04 pm | Reply
    • Bernardo Andrade:

      Exactly, was actually going to ask the same.

      April 23, 2012 @ 1:41 am | Reply
    • We are moving away from HyperVM, older locations still have HyperVM available but all new nodes/locations will be Solus in future.

      April 23, 2012 @ 9:31 am | Reply
  7. Go:

    I’ve completely loved my VPS there, and used to get MONTHS of uptime.

    As for HyperVM and Solus, both are superior, even though I enjoyed having HyperVM with my VPS more than other Solus that I’ve got everywhere, I was happier with HyperVM than Solus.

    April 23, 2012 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  8. blabla:

    Ordered a 1Gbit VPS in NL with CentOS 6 32bit, instead got a 100Mbit VPS in NL with CentOS 6 64bit.
    after convincing them what I got was indeed 100Mbit and not 1Gbit, I asked them to change my service to what I actually paid for, and they told me they don’t even have such nodes available.
    at least they quickly canceled and refunded me fully.

    April 26, 2012 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
  9. Ordered Amsterdam 1 week ago until now is fine and faster for me uptime so far is good 100%..no need 1GBPS becouse for website only it’s enough ..i don’t care about 1gbps if i fill still fast and the point is important the server uptime record it’s good and fast..for what 1GBps if server still got downtime like me before use 1gbps at DOtVps always got down everyday. 1Gbps this indicated user will be use for leech, remote upload, DDOS or related.. this will effect to other client and effect to the server performance … suggest for hosting service if have 1gbps server just put 100Mbit in to the official site.

    May 2, 2012 @ 12:28 am | Reply
    • blabla:

      suggest for learning english and suggest for don’t spread your idiotic outlook on 1gbit connection usage

      May 4, 2012 @ 6:11 am | Reply
  10. lj:

    support sux no cp to reload reboot, they didnt install what i asked, 8 hours to setup and they didnt supply with details to the setup

    best advise i can give stay well clear and go else where, where you do have actual control over your nodes and if thats what you call support i dont need none

    May 5, 2012 @ 7:05 am | Reply
    • lj:

      although they did refund without a quibble which was good of them

      May 5, 2012 @ 7:36 am | Reply
      • Depending on the location you would have been provided with either HyperVM or SolusVM to manage any VPS purchased from us. Also, instant setup is not advertised, it’s usually done very quickly in under one hour but depending on checks etc it can take longer.

        May 7, 2012 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  11. shin:

    sigh.. I ate their website :P
    I have to click continue just to check the price… then click back again then continue to check another one

    May 5, 2012 @ 7:55 am | Reply
  12. Chinese:


    In the IP whois for Falkenstein, Germany Hetzner test file:

    person: James Brown
    address: Hostfolks Internet Solutions
    address: 116 Havering Road
    address: RM14RB Romford
    address: UNITED KINGDOM
    phone: +8613220292185
    nic-hdl: JB7757-RIPE
    abuse-mailbox: abuse@hostfolks.com

    The telphone number is +86.13220292185 it’s a mobile phone number in China, so this guy is from China?

    May 6, 2012 @ 5:46 am | Reply
  13. I am partial to a bit of fried rice and spend time in China (hence the number, which will be changed), however, I am made in England.

    May 7, 2012 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  14. Christopher:

    Is a private IRC relay permitted? I did found open relay in the TOS/AUP but nothing about private irc relays.

    May 12, 2012 @ 2:26 am | Reply
  15. I was looking at the list of available Linux images, and it looks about 3 years old!

    June 6, 2012 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
  16. Nick:

    I need to know what my IP address will be IF I GOT THIS SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES

    June 18, 2012 @ 2:24 am | Reply
  17. Nick:

    I need 2 know what my IP address is 4 Los Angeles

    June 18, 2012 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  18. Jason:

    Hostfolks reply my tickect so slowly, need more than 24 hours. Sometimes never reply my ticket.
    fuck hostfolks

    November 25, 2012 @ 9:56 am | Reply
  19. Modus Operandi:

    Just signed up for the VPS #2 package (512MB/50GB/2000GB) hosted in NL for $9.98. Seemed like a good deal but after 3 days, my service is still not available. It just says “Pending”. My support ticket has gone unanswered for 48 hours… I guess it’s around the Christmas holidays, so I can understand the delay, but they should at least reply to the ticket with an ETA…

    I couldn’t find a phone number to call on their website.

    December 28, 2012 @ 12:54 am | Reply
  20. Mike Hat:

    My VPS has been unstable for a few weeks now. Tried to reinstall the OS and make a few other changes, but ran into issues instead. I’ve submitted a ticket to ask for help but have not received any response to my latest question. It’s a real shame because this is the only provider I know of with a “low end” Houston based VPS offer – the routing from my location to Houston is much better than Dallas, so I’d hate to have to go back to a Dallas VPS instead, but it’s certainly looking that way.

    Dead pool material? I hope not. :(

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:59 am | Reply
  21. Modus Operandi:

    Well they eventually provisioned my order, but then I couldn’t SSH or console into the box because it said “Container is not ready.” I opened a ticket for that and they simply rebooted the VM, which didn’t resolve the problem. On top of that, they silently provisioned the box in Germany rather than Netherlands, and only confirmed that when I asked them about it in the ticket, saying that they were “sold out” in NL. Well, I asked for a refund after that. They did issue the refund very quickly, but based on my experience, I can’t recommend Hostfolks.

    January 7, 2013 @ 12:40 am | Reply
  22. we have been using Hostfolks for around a year now and there Houston Location has been great.
    but in the last 24hours we have been offline there website is off line there is no support available WTH is going on with this guy ? we have hundreds of customers on this node and this down time is killing us!

    February 25, 2013 @ 12:29 am | Reply

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