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Hosthink – $6.95/Month – 1GB OpenVZ VPS in Turkey

Tags: , , Date/Time: December 21, 2012 @ 3:02 pm, by Zahra

Seref, from Hosthink, has emailed us their first offer to LowEndBox and we’re in for a treat! I believe this is the first time we have ever listed an offer from Turkey and the specifications certainly don’t disappoint.

VZ – VZ-1024

  • 2 Core Xeon CPU
  • 1024 MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 1.5GB Burstable RAM
  • 15 GB RAID10 SSD Diskspace
  • 1 Gbps Uplink
  • 1000 GB Premium Bandwidth!
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6.95/Month – Code LEBSPECIAL
  • Order Link
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey.

Hosthink have been around since 2010 and were formed in response “to the growing web hosting industry”. They use Dell servers for their VPS nodes, which come equipped with the following specifications: RAID10 with BBU, Xeon Processors, Dell chassis and SSD Disks connected to a 1Gbps uplink. Seref also states in the ticket that if this plan is not suitable for you, then they can provide a customized plan tailored to your needs. If you’ve had an experience with them, please let us know in the comments about it!

On there website, it states that they offer a huge choice of operating systems, including Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora and OpenSUSE. At present, they cannot offer IPv6 but each VPS comes with 1 IPv4 address. At present, they’re only accepting payments via PayPal and Liberty Reserve, and they have a 3 day money back guarantee. For further information, the following PDF’s may be of interest: Terms and Conditions, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and finally their Acceptable Usage Policy.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Radore Telecom’s datacenter in Istanbul, Turkey (Europe).

Test IPv4: 31.210.102.114
Test File: http://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test

39 Comments

  1. rds100:

    The test file link is the offer is incorrect (the URL is displayed correctly but the underlying link is incorrect)

    December 21, 2012 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
  2. DomainBop:

    2 Problems… 1. the LEBSPECIAL promo code is 1-month only, 2. they charge a 6% payment processing fee so even the first month is over the $7 LEB limit. See below

    <"hosthink checkout"
    Promotional Code: LEBSPECIAL – $3.00 USD One Time Discount
    Don't use Promotional Code
    Subtotal: $9.95 USD
    $3.00 USD One Time Discount: $3.00 USD
    Online Payment Fee @ 6.00%: $0.42 USD
    Total Due Today: $7.37 USD
    Total Recurring: $10.55 USD Monthly

    December 21, 2012 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      I can confirm that.

      Order Summary
      Description	Price
      VZ - VZ-1024 (test)
      [Edit Configuration] [Remove] 	$9.95 USD
      
      Promotional Code: LEBSPECIAL - $3.00 USD One Time Discount
      Don't use Promotional Code
      
      Subtotal: $9.95 USD
      $3.00 USD One Time Discount: $3.00 USD
      Online Payment Fee @ 6.00%: $0.42 USD
      Total Due Today: $7.37 USD
      Total Recurring: $10.55 USD Monthly 
      December 21, 2012 @ 7:19 pm | Reply
    • Sorry about the fee and the promo code mistakes. Fixed and ready :)

      December 21, 2012 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
  3. Speedtest from Germany 1Gbits:

    [root@ovzhost03 src]# wget http://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test
    –2012-12-21 17:13:19– http://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test
    Resolving http://www.hosthink.net... 213.128.85.50
    Connecting to http://www.hosthink.net|213.128.85.50|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found
    Location: https://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test [following]
    –2012-12-21 17:13:20– https://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test
    Connecting to http://www.hosthink.net|213.128.85.50|:443… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: “100mb.test”

    100%[==========================================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 26.8M/s in 4.1s

    2012-12-21 17:13:24 (24.3 MB/s) – “100mb.test” saved [104857600/104857600]

    [root@ovzhost03 src]#

    USA 1Gbits:

    [root@ovzhost07 src]# wget http://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test
    –2012-12-21 17:12:59– http://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test
    Resolving http://www.hosthink.net... 213.128.85.50
    Connecting to http://www.hosthink.net|213.128.85.50|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found
    Location: https://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test [following]
    –2012-12-21 17:13:00– https://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test
    Connecting to http://www.hosthink.net|213.128.85.50|:443… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: “100mb.test”

    100%[==========================================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 25.6M/s in 4.8s

    2012-12-21 17:13:05 (20.8 MB/s) – “100mb.test” saved [104857600/104857600]

    [root@ovzhost07 src]#

    December 21, 2012 @ 5:16 pm | Reply
  4. SwordfishBE:

    No smaller containers? 128 or 256mb ram? That would be nice.

    December 21, 2012 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
  5. Scott Rosen:

    Glad too see some offers from Turkey ! keep going

    December 22, 2012 @ 12:37 am | Reply
  6. Ruriko:

    Hmm since servers are located in Turkey I wonder if they ignore DMCA since it only applies to USA

    December 22, 2012 @ 1:00 am | Reply
    • Ruriko,

      Sorry but we cannot ignore DMCA.

      December 22, 2012 @ 2:04 am | Reply
      • you just lost a customer, i buy bulk servers and cluster them together, you lost around 1500 USD per month

        December 22, 2012 @ 2:47 am | Reply
        • Michael:

          Hello,
          we are offer DMCA-ignore hosting in two localities. Can you contact me? support@uplink.cz.

          Thanks

          December 22, 2012 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
    • Hahn:

      Won’t matter much with a US or UK owned company running a data center in a different country

      December 22, 2012 @ 9:04 am | Reply
    • We cannot ignore DMCA, if related company has an office in Turkey. If anyone has spesific project for this, we will check and inform.

      December 22, 2012 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Scott Rosen:

      Turkey is not a wild west or some sort lawless heaven for warez etc stuff. Intellectual property is protected here by law and it is strictly enforced.

      December 22, 2012 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
  7. The test link is using gzip compression.

    December 22, 2012 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
    • marrco:

      good spot, Ben!

      their ‘test’ file redirect to a https version where you are server a highly compressible file!

      their 100MB test files can be gzipped to a 5MB file. Considering the redirect to the http version with gzipped compression i’d call this a cheat, and suggest a banning from LEB/LET

      logs here: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=N3KKrU9U

      December 24, 2012 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
      • marrco:

        did an additional check, and they are serving a gzipped version of their test file:

        curl -I  -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate' https://www.hosthink.net/100mb.test
        HTTP/1.1 200 OK
        Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 17:47:30 GMT
        Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635
        Last-Modified: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 07:41:31 GMT
        ETag: "985c2a-6400000-3f1276898e0c0"
        Accept-Ranges: bytes
        Vary: Accept-Encoding,User-Agent
        Content-Encoding: gzip
        Content-Type: text/plain
        
        December 24, 2012 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
      • Our test link is given under our website folder. Because of that gzip is active. That is not a cheat or fraud.

        Also, test file and test ip is optional.

        If anyone needs to check test file, they can check it from, http://hosthink.org/100mb.bin too. If there is a problem, Liam will inform us.

        December 24, 2012 @ 8:26 pm | Reply
  8. DomainBop:

    I signed up a few minutes ago. Provisioning was instant and for the dd fans: the SSD drive’s in/out is a fast 597 MB/s. 2 E3-1270 cores throttled at 50% each.

    Ping times from the VPS to: New York 144ms (me), Los Angeles 211ms (Colocrossing DC), Amsterdam 46ms (euNetworks DC), Milan 64ms (Uncle Sal’s DC), Falkenstein, Germany 56ms (Hetzner DC12)

    December 23, 2012 @ 7:46 am | Reply
  9. William:

    Sayfa @ Radore in Istanbul?
    Bad expirience with their incoming BW, out is good but in is always horrible due to TTNets horrible overcongestion on incoming paths (well of course, due to the home customers)…

    December 23, 2012 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
    • William,

      As you know that TTnet invest in Invitel and some other providers. They are improving their connection and accessing. We did not face any problem with them (ex. fibre cuts)

      December 23, 2012 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  10. Din:

    No special offer when i click order link. When i choose Turkey – only dedicated servers are available to order

    December 24, 2012 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  11. imperio:

    Nice to see a LEB offer from Turkish company.

    Say hello to R10 :)

    December 26, 2012 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
  12. SolusVM assigned wrong IP, but was promptly corrected by customer support.

    Good service, good price.

    +1

    December 27, 2012 @ 3:50 am | Reply
  13. Salih Özdemir:

    Good service, good price and good performance. I’m so satisfied. I want to write something for Turkish people in Turkish.

    Arkadaşlar eminim bu blogu takip eden Türkler de vardır ve İngilizce yorumları incelemekte zorluk çekiyordur. Türkiye lokasyonlu bir sunucu kampanyalandırılmışken Türkçe bir yorum yazayım dedim. Sunucu gayet sağlam. Şu an Samsun’dayım ve normal bir ADSL(Superonline) bağlantısına sahibim. Ping 28-30 larda dolaşıyor. Kendi bandımın genişliğine yakın bir download-upload hızıyla dosya çekip upload edebiliyorum. Uptime la ilgili bir sorun da yaşamadım ama henüz yeniyim. O yüzden bu konuda bir garanti-tecrübe sahibi değilim. Ücret olarak da Türkiye lokasyonlu bulunabilecek en uygun sunucu. Ufak çaplı oyun-radyo-web sunucu kurup satan arkadaşlar için biçilmiş kaftan olduğuna inanıyorum. Eğer isterseniz, bu yoruma cevap verin, dilediğini test verilerini paylaşabilirim.

    January 6, 2013 @ 2:51 pm | Reply

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