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HostHatch – $6 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Netherlands with 1Gbps Shared

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 2, 2011 @ 9:41 am, by LowEndAdmin

HostHatch Kelvin from Host sent me their LowEndBox exclusive package a few days before Easter. However from my local ISP to their website (hosted in UK) is totally unreachable so I only had a chance to post about it. Direct link to order Hatch Lowendbox VPS, which is $6/month and it has

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 1Gbps unmetered shared connection
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Price wise $6/month is a tad expensive for 128MB memory OpenVZ box, so the selling point here would be that 1Gbps unmetered port. Servers with EvoSwitch in the Netherlands (test IP: 31.31.32.164). According to Kelvin, “Warez allowed but no child porn” so you know what kind of neighbours you will get with that 1Gbps link. Domain registered 3 weeks ago, both NS on the same IP address and info on WHOIS is probably bogus, as HostHatch is said to be UK based. You can however find it on Companies House with Company No. 07600722. No review can be found on WHT, and only one related offer there. It contains a few reviews, and first one sourced from Wjunction — where their PK-located user was actually banned.

64 Comments

  1. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    I would prefer a limited 100mbps connect and more RAM, then unmetered 1gbps with little RAM. With the storage you get as well, you can’t really run anything that would use a gbps connection.

    May 2, 2011 @ 10:00 am | Reply
  2. Hello,
    We do not have any users currently running any Warez. The info on WHOIS is real as the domain was registered by me and i live in US but The company is located in UK. Thanks for posting the offer.
    Also, We are upgrading our new clients to double Ram And HDD for the first month, We are new so we do not have any current reviews.

    Regards
    Kelvin C

    May 2, 2011 @ 10:22 am | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      So 256/512?

      May 2, 2011 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
    • The info on WHOIS is real as the domain was registered by me and i live in US but The company is located in UK

      That’s weird. You are a “Choy”, i.e. Chinese/Cantonese surname. You stated that you live in US. However your IP address goes to an ISP in Islamabad in Pakistan. Ahem. Also been hunting the FBI most wanted there?

      May 2, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
      • LEA is a covert spy xD

        May 3, 2011 @ 1:33 am | Reply
      • Interesting find :-o

        May 3, 2011 @ 2:41 am | Reply
      • PenguinTux:

        Notice how Kelvin has been replying to other queries but ignoring this… I do wonder why.

        May 3, 2011 @ 2:49 am | Reply
      • Hey,
        Im using VNC on mobile hosted on my pakistani guy’s computer. And anyway its Not Islamabad, Its lahore so not sure what you are talking about. My family is from China, I was born in USA.
        I wont be answering to these questions anymore, If you think we are here to scam people, Please dont buy from us. Anyway, If anyone lives in Tampa, I would surely meet him to prove it.

        Regards
        Kelvin C

        May 3, 2011 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
        • Well, I agree to the part that most of the Punjab province traffic (where Lahore is) goes through PIE (Pakistan Internet Exchange) in Islamabad so people from Lahore are reported as people from Islamabad.

          Anyone from Tampa?

          May 3, 2011 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
  3. Here they were asking for help on how to do advertising:

    http://www.wjunction.com/showthread.php?t=78948

    It’s interesting how on that WHT offer they don;t link to the reviews that they mention.

    May 2, 2011 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
  4. LEA please correct

    “128B guaranteed/256MB burstable memory”

    Its 128MB

    May 2, 2011 @ 1:03 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      So much you could run in 128bytes.

      May 2, 2011 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
      • too bad the guaranteed ram only matters when the host node is out of ram and swap

        May 4, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  5. Here they were asking for help on how to do advertising:

    http://www.wjunction.com/showthread.php?t=78948

    It’s interesting how on that WHT offer they don;t link to the reviews that they mention.

    We do not link to the reviews as they are at Wjunction and we do not want to post Wjunction’s links at WHT. That is our Sales member asking us, Not us directly :)

    Search Wjunction for those reviews, They are all there except the email and live chat ones.
    _________________________________________________________________

    So 256/512?

    No, It will be 256/384.

    Regards
    Kelvin C

    May 2, 2011 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      but 2×256 = 512

      May 2, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  6. We do know the math :), The double ram is only for the guaranteed Ram, It can be 512MB Burst if someone sends in a ticket with a good reason for it.

    Also the HDD would be 20GB.

    Regards
    Kelvin C

    May 2, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  7. Dino Suarez:

    Do new clients get to keep this double ram and disk space? or does it go away after 30 days?

    May 2, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  8. Do new clients get to keep this double ram and disk space? or does it go away after 30 days?

    It goes after 30 days, The Double Ram and HDD offer will stay for only 14 days and then new clients will no longer get 30 days Double Ram and HDD. You can keep the offer for a very small extra price. Send in a ticket for more details.

    Regards
    Kelvin C

    May 2, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      And where is the sense of this?

      May 2, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
      • Im not really sure what you are asking Christian, If you like you can have 128/256 from the start :)

        Regards
        Kelvin C

        May 2, 2011 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          I understand Christian clearly. So your gonna give RAM, then take it away? Whats the point in that.

          May 2, 2011 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          Yes, I do not see any advantage on that.

          May 2, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        You share warez for one month, then close account? :)

        May 2, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  9. Hi,
    As i said, That is our price for 128/256, Sure, You can have it from the start :)

    Regards
    Kelvin C

    May 2, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  10. You share warez for one month, then close account? :)

    No, That is only for Ram and HDD, Your plan will be 128/256Mb Ram and 10Gb HDD after the first month without any downtime and you can still run Warez on it.

    Regards
    Kelvin C

    May 2, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      So I order a VPS from you, put 17GB of data on it, then will you just delete the data?

      And please use the Reply function its down below the comments.

      May 2, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
      • We will bill you 3$ extra for 10Gb extra space first, If you dont pay it, Then it will be deleted, And that is our price for 128/256 as i have said before many times, If you dont want it, No problem :)

        Regards
        Kelvin C

        May 2, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      I understand what you offer, but it does not make any sense for me. Care to explain why do you think this first month thing would be good for anyone?

      May 2, 2011 @ 5:43 pm | Reply
      • Inglar:

        It’s just was an unsuccessful attempt reach more customers.

        May 2, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
      • I think Kelvin wants everyone to have a taste of the next-step for a limited period so probably some folks MAY want to move to the next step. I wont comment if its a good or bad strategy.

        Let us welcome Kelvin and who knows he may give us a good VPS-deal in future :D

        May 2, 2011 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
      • It will be good for people who want a VPS only for one month or less many times.

        Regards
        Kelvin C

        May 3, 2011 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  11. Did anyone actually bought this offer? if so please post test results (network. IO etc)

    May 3, 2011 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
    • Hey,
      If you want a Test VPS, Send in a ticket :)

      Regards
      Kelvin C

      May 3, 2011 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
      • Thank you very much Kelvin for giving me a test VPS to test it. I have posted the results here for everyone else to view.

        Thank you once again

        May 3, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  12. Kevin was kind enough to give me one VPS to run some tests and check it. So I am posting all the results here

    Network download

    [root@test ~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --18:39:33--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 23.5M/s   in 4.4s
    
    18:39:38 (22.9 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    [root@test ~]#

    CPU
    4 identical CPU cores assigned to my VPS

    [root@test ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 30
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3440  @ 2.53GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2527.058
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov                                                                                                                      pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm const                                                                                                                     ant_tsc nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 ss                                                                                                                     e4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 5054.11
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]

    I/O
    I ran three identical tests and these are the results

    [root@test ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 36.7256 seconds, 29.2 MB/s
    [root@test ~]#
    
    [root@test ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 24.0783 seconds, 44.6 MB/s
    [root@test ~]#
    
    [root@test ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 21.9766 seconds, 48.9 MB/s
    [root@test ~]#
    

    Memory
    CentOS 5.3 Final

    [root@test ~]# free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           256         18        237          0          0          0
    -/+ buffers/cache:         18        237
    Swap:            0          0          0
    [root@test ~]#
    

    Diskspace

    [root@test ~]# df -h
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/simfs             10G  1.6G  8.5G  16% /
    [root@test ~]#
    

    (I just hope the results are peoperly formatted and displayed on LEB)

    May 3, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
    • :( I dont know why the results are not properly formatted, I use code tag. Any help? LEA?

      May 3, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        It’s clear enough to understand it, so no need to bother yourself :)

        May 3, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
      • I believe the pre tag is what you’re looking for for the black boxes. The blockquote gets you the light green background.

        May 3, 2011 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
      • Yup. Use <pre>…</pre> tag for code blocks.

        May 3, 2011 @ 11:50 pm | Reply
        • LEA, maybe those instructions should be added to the theme’s “What tags are allowed” instructions?

          May 15, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
        • Yup.

          May 15, 2011 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
        • What’s the one that does the black background?

          May 15, 2011 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
        • <PRE/> *used* to do black background but now just green’ish background for a softer tone. So no more bad memory of monochrome Wyse60 terminals.

          May 15, 2011 @ 12:31 pm | Reply
        • *sniff*

          But I liked the monochrome Wyse60 terminals. Reminded me of the good old days…

          May 15, 2011 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
    • Hi,
      Im not sure why you have medium IO, We have alot more then that when tested from our servers. Thanks for posting this anyway :)

      Regards
      Kelvin C

      May 3, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
      • I am not sure either but probably some server routine was running (I have heard that VPS creation takes lot of CPU attention, unsure and cannot comment on that)

        Thanks for letting me benchmark it.

        May 3, 2011 @ 3:33 pm | Reply
        • But still, Our network speed covers that :)
          You were actually getting over 200Mbps Speed, Anyway, Our IO will be fixed soon, Im not sure, But it may be because of an update going on the system.

          Regards

          May 3, 2011 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  13. This offer is over and we are NOT accepting any more orders on our LowendBox plan.

    Regards

    May 4, 2011 @ 12:29 pm | Reply
  14. ihacku:

    Just receive they email ask for upgrade,and 4$ for upgrade to their VPS 5 plane.Here is their email,and I think this is not acceptable

    Hello,

    This is a message to all our LowendBox VPS clients. We have finished the offer as we had to maintain the Per Node clients and IPv4 Ips are limited.

    In order to keep your VPS, Please upgrade to Hatch VPS 5 which costs 10$/month as soon as you can, Your VPS will be destroyed and a refund made after 72 hours of this Message if you do not upgrade to Hatch VPS 5. We apologize for this but we had to do this after seeing the Ipv4 exhaust. The upgrade will only cost you 4$ for the first month as you already have paid 6$ for LowendBox VPS.

    Do not hesitate to contact us via ticket or Live chat if you need any help.

    May 4, 2011 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  15. Hello,
    We just received a big notification from our Provider that we have to keep the IPs in mind, The problem here is not the VPS Specifications, Its the IP limitations, The 10$ package contains 384Mb Ram with 512Mb burst Ram and 30Gb HDD so it is totally not bad in that price, We are offering full refunds to the customers who want to cancel.

    Regards

    May 4, 2011 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Ouch, you guys should have planned it from every possibility including keeping IPv4 limitations in mind.

      $10/mo is definitely not a lowend as per the rules. Good thing that you guys are refunding clients who want to cancel.

      All the best for your future

      May 4, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
  16. Hi,
    Our clients are pretty happy that we have a cheap plan for them, 10$ for this. We had 14 LowendBox VPS clients and 8 have already cleared their invoices for Upgrading.

    Regards

    May 4, 2011 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
  17. ihacku:

    Money’s not an issue,but the way they do bussiness is wrong.

    May 4, 2011 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
    • We apologized for it, We are providing Full Refunds for it. We do know and our people will be asked for this, That why didnt they have this in mind before. We do know what we have done is wrong and we apologize for it, And that is the reason we are offering Full refunds on it.

      Regards

      May 4, 2011 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
      • jembling:

        Wtf, my time has been wasted on ordering, paying, waiting, and configuring my vps, and now i have to pay more? can you guarantee that everyone doesn’t have to “forced upgrade” again next time?

        money is not a problem for me, you can have my 6 USD and delete my vps if you want. but give me back my time that i wasted!

        May 4, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  18. We do guarantee that there will be no forced upgrades again, We are on a public blog and wouldnt want to lie about it. We have had a big 6 hours meeting about this and we will not be increasing any prices again. We have only planned to Decrease the prices further of our other plans.

    Regards

    May 4, 2011 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
  19. Is unmetered 1Gbps that attractive? I still don’t get it why so many people have ordered after I blogged about my concerns.

    May 4, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
    • We need a place in the deadpool for such hosts who either dis-own customers and provide poor or non-existing support. Hoping to see this one in the next dead pool mentions

      May 9, 2011 @ 6:09 am | Reply
  20. >>We need a place in the deadpool for such hosts who either dis-own >>customers

    We have not suspended any of the server that hasnt upgraded according to the message.

    >>and provide poor or non-existing support. Hoping to see this one >>in the next dead pool mentions

    First of all, Prove poor support? We have current average of 10 minute replies, We cant provide much better then that if you think thats bad. Non-Existing? Im sure we are but we accidently exist and reply in 10 minutes?

    We wont be having any Lowendbox deals in future so whatever the dead pool is, Pulling us in that wont affect us :)

    Regards
    Kelvin C

    May 9, 2011 @ 11:20 am | Reply
  21. They are shit. They dont colocate, they just lease servers. If they colocated they would have their OWN IP ranges(not rapidspeeds).

    I find it hard to believe someone with such a bad English was born and resides in the USA. Care to prove otherwise? Got proof?

    And lol @ allowing warez at LeaseWeb. You clearly didnt read their TOS, did you?

    May 14, 2011 @ 4:48 pm | Reply
    • >>They are shit.

      Wow, Anything to back you up buddy?

      >> And lol @ allowing warez at LeaseWeb. You clearly didnt read their TOS, did you?

      A really professional way to speak, Oh, I did read it but seriously you didnt.. Allowing warez at Leaseweb? Oh, We dont use leaseweb or maybe you would have some eyes to see if leaseweb could give us that much IPs so we could breakeven?

      Seriously man, Have something to backup your statements?

      May 22, 2011 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
  22. Hello Marko,
    Please ask Rapidspeeds that we co-locate or not. If you see, They provide cheaper Co-Location and more IPs then Leaseweb and so we have gone with them.

    We are not allowing Warez anymore if you did any research.

    May 15, 2011 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

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