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Hostigation Via this WHT offer, which Tim also emailed me. Hostigation, the honourable mention from last quarter’s poll, has released some new KVM plans in Los Angeles CA. What more do you guys want now, as there are cheap KVM packages in both US East and West coast? The price stays the same as well — $3/month for 128MB. It has

  • 128MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • 1x IPv4 + free IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM

Sign up for Los Angeles LA (test IP: Sign up for Rock Hill SC (test IP: KVM is like a full hardware virtualization and you get to install all kinds of Linux distro (including recently released CentOS 6) and FreeBSD 8.2. Payment available in PayPal, AlertPay, Cheque and MoneyOrder.

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  1. I still don’t understand how Rock Hill can have a datacenter when they can’t even get their roads paved:


    July 22, 2011 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
    • I’d be happy if they would just trim the greenery along the roads I walk. There are actually 2 datacenters in Rock Hill, the one I work at which is near downtown and been here about 15 years, and a new one opened recently near our regional airport.

      July 22, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
  2. Very stable node, attractive plan and most of all Tim is very active and helpful in support tickets. Definitely a must have VPS :)

    *I wish there will be more KVM providers on LEB*

    July 22, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
    • maxexcloo:

      I have had awesome experiences with Hostigation!
      Their servers are insanely fast and the support is personal and very good!

      Props to Tim for creating competition for the other top tier Low End Hosts!

      July 22, 2011 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
    • maxexcloo:

      Here’s a benchmark of my 1 GB LA KVM:


      main@mine:~$ wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-07-23 01:48:18--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null'
      100%[================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 11.0M/s   in 9.1s    
      2011-07-23 01:48:27 (11.0 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]


      main@mine:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync; rm test
      8192+0 records in
      8192+0 records out
      536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 3.08861 s, 174 MB/s

      Geekbench 32 Bit:

      July 22, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
      • iKocka:

        I’m not that lucky :(

        rockhill:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
        8192+0 records in
        8192+0 records out
        536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 13.91 s, 38.6 MB/s
        July 22, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
    • I’ve just order my 2nd from them

      July 22, 2011 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
  3. By the way, I think the test ip for Rock Hill is

    July 22, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
    • I cannot ping the ip, may be its my ISP or may be it should be the same as my subnet (216.189.8.*)

      July 22, 2011 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
    • [root@kvm02 ~]# host lowendvps.hostigation.com
      lowendvps.hostigation.com has address

      It’s a VPS I made at the start of the year on OpenVZ with LEA’s script running WP in 64mb but if you are having issues pinging it, is a shared hosting server with 400+ days of uptime so it usually is up.

      July 22, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  4. Rock Hill, SC KVM (Node: KVM02):

    hdparm -tT /dev/hda:
     Timing cached reads:   9500 MB in  2.00 seconds = 4752.26 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  398 MB in  3.00 seconds = 132.60 MB/sec
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync count=64k bs=16k:
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 12.0148 seconds, 89.4 MB/s

    Great ping time from my house. (I’m less than 50 miles from Rock Hill, SC)
    64 bytes from tiger.d3vm.net ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=27.8 ms

    July 22, 2011 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
    • dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
      65536+0 records in
      65536+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.26592 seconds, 116 MB/s

      After having virtio enabled

      July 23, 2011 @ 4:56 am | Reply
  5. Tiago:

    Sadly I’ve ordered a very similiar VPS (128MB/Xen) yesterday with CityNet Host for the same price. Unfortunately the didn’t set it up in almost 20 hours. :(

    July 22, 2011 @ 4:29 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      You also wont be most happy with their constant downtimes and support incompetency. This one would be most likely better choice.

      July 22, 2011 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
    • I second Spirit. Hostigation is a nice choice

      July 22, 2011 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Tiago:

      I’ve ordered a VPS from this offer and I’m installing the OS through VNC right now. Thanks Spirit and Asim for your advices.

      About CityNet Host, more than 24 hours has passed and no reply from them. I’m gonna ask for a refund (if they answer at all).

      July 22, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
  6. Joe Merit:

    I third it! Its really amazing he can offer these for $3.

    July 22, 2011 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
  7. Adam:

    I hope to see a review by 96MB.com on this offer :)

    July 22, 2011 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  8. LongShot:

    Awesome support for excellent KVM servers. I recently needed to submit a support ticket when buying my third Hostigation server at 1 a.m. Tim was helping me 5 minutes later. The man does not sleep!

    July 22, 2011 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
    • I sleep a lot! But I’m 47, so I get up at odd hours to use the toilet, never hurts to check tickets then too. I catch up at work on my sleep ;)

      July 23, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
      • it’s great for your customers if you have to use toilet many times at night. :)

        July 23, 2011 @ 5:46 am | Reply
  9. Just got one, setup was less than 30 mins. Comes with Debian 6 minimal net install waiting in your cd drive. Use the SolusVM console to install dropbear than ssh in like normal. Server up and running my babo servers in less than 1 hour from ordering. 2 Hours in I am impressed. Hope I can say the same 6 months from now.

    July 23, 2011 @ 12:35 am | Reply
  10. KLIKLI:

    Do you have plans to restock LA location?

    July 23, 2011 @ 2:21 am | Reply
    • Parts were ordered today actually for another LA KVM node, a new KVM node was brought online in SC last night and a new OpenVZ node today in SC as well, both running CentOS 6 so the OpenVZ plans include Vswap instead of burst ram now, but I am still working through an issue with ip6tables on the node, so IPv6 is not functioning on new OpenVZ in Rock Hill. I’ve also removed a couple of the larger stock in LA and replenished with the 128mb so you can order a 128mb KVM in LA currently, and the new node should be online in LA by the end of next week since transit times from the East Coast are a killer.

      July 23, 2011 @ 2:32 am | Reply
      • Very interesting. I have previously been looking at how vswap works — how OpenVZ actually artificially slow down the access when your memory pages go into “virtual swap”. Not much info available on the net, so I guess I might have to dig into the source.

        Maybe one day we can all say good buy to UBC :)

        July 23, 2011 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
  11. circus:

    virtio enable?

    July 23, 2011 @ 2:21 am | Reply
    • Once you have your VPS in a state where you have no need to change anything virtio can be enabled, but the custom config has some issues that once it is enabled, the client no longer has the ability to change anything changeable. It’s a little more complex then that, but I am more then willing to enable it as long as you have little need to mount CD’s or change the boot order or VNC password.

      July 23, 2011 @ 2:37 am | Reply
  12. KLIKLI:

    Ordered one and (seems to be) instantly activated. May I ask, where will be the OpenVZ VPS’ located?

    July 23, 2011 @ 4:16 am | Reply
  13. I can not reload the os centos :(

    July 23, 2011 @ 6:25 am | Reply
  14. Jordan:

    One word…wow. Let this test speak for itself:

    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 7.52417 s, 143 MB/s

    This is a $3/mo plan in case you forgot. I am blown away…

    100%[===================================================================================>] 104,857,600 10.4M/s   in 11s     
    2011-07-23 03:53:58 (9.33 MB/s) - “100mb.test” saved [104857600/104857600]

    While I originally had some miscommunication with the owner Tim due to MaxMind raising multiple flags for my signup, he was ultimately very helpful in getting things set up (1 minute response times from the owner of the company is pretty damn impressive imo).

    I’ll likely be upgrading my account to the 1GB $15/mo plan torwards the end of my term.

    July 23, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  15. HLC:

    Saw this too late, the LA ones went out of stock. Anyone signed up on Rock Hill mind providing me a link to a 10MB file on your server for testing the download speed from Asia?

    July 23, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
      • HLC:

        thanks for providing the test link :)

        July 24, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
    • I also miss my 3rd LA Hostiga-LEB too.
      So I try this 3rd in SC (it seems this is not performant as of LA):

      $dd if=/dev/zero of=200mb.tmp count=200 bs=1M
      200+0 records in
      200+0 records out
      209715200 bytes (210 MB) copied, 7.33706 s, 28.6 MB/s
      $ dd if=/dev/zero of=1gb.tmp count=1000 bs=1M
      1000+0 records in
      1000+0 records out
      1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 35.9855 s, 29.1 MB/s


      Connection to Asia is about 100ms plus, in comparaison to LA nodes.

      (I try to stress this box with all installation of Bind9, Apache2, MySQL, FTPd ==> about 80MB RAM used / 128MB)

      July 23, 2011 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
      • Ping to SC node:

        Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
        Reply from bytes=32 time=269ms TTL=50
        Reply from bytes=32 time=268ms TTL=50
        Reply from bytes=32 time=267ms TTL=50
        Reply from bytes=32 time=268ms TTL=50
        Ping statistics for
            Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
        Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
            Minimum = 267ms, Maximum = 269ms, Average = 268ms

        Ping to LA node:

        Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
        Reply from bytes=32 time=189ms TTL=53
        Reply from bytes=32 time=189ms TTL=53
        Reply from bytes=32 time=189ms TTL=53
        Reply from bytes=32 time=190ms TTL=53
        Ping statistics for
            Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
        Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
            Minimum = 189ms, Maximum = 190ms, Average = 189ms
        July 23, 2011 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
        • HLC:

          Thank you for the test links.

          The huge ping time is expected, I just wanted to make sure it does provide stable and good connection speed to Asian countries (especially China) as I currently have one VPS in South Bend which fails on that.

          July 24, 2011 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
        • @HLC: are you from Heilongjang ?

          July 24, 2011 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
        • The datacenter in Los Angeles, QuadraNet has peering with HiNet Taiwan which I’m learning most of Asia passes though, I’m not sure, but I’ve heard more praises then complaints about this connectivity.

          July 24, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
        • I have about 20 VPS, the mine in your LA node is among of ones having the fastest connection to Asia.
          While tracerouting to SC node, it seems the Asia end-point is Hong Kong, and then -> Cogentco -> Hostiga SC.
          For LA node, Asia end-point seems to be HK too, and then -> NLayer -> Quadranet -> Hostiga LA.

          July 24, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
        • HLC:

          @VPS OFFERS: No

          July 24, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  16. Mike G:

    Aside from a reference to Dialpoint Comms., I don’t see any “About Us”, “Terms & Conditions”, etc.? I’d like to know these “little” things before I go into business with someone.

    July 23, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
    • TOS is located at http://hostigation.com/tos.html what else would you like to know?

      July 23, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
      • Mike G:

        Thanks, and your replies to other posts have answered my own questions :) Much appreciated!

        July 23, 2011 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
      • Service will be interrupted on accounts that reach 3 days past due and any account that reaches 7 days past due will be terminated without recourse. Accounts that are not collectable by Hostigation will be turned over to an outside collection agency. Should your account be turned over for collection, you agree to pay Hostigation a processing and collection fee of not less than $50.00 nor more than $150.00.
        Any termination or suspension of services will not relieve Customer of responsibility for the payment of all accrued service fees, or any collection fees.
        Account Cancellation:
        All requests for canceling any service(s) must be made in writing. Confirmation receipt of your cancellation request will be sent within 24 hours.
        July 24, 2011 @ 2:16 am | Reply
        • And the last time I turned an outstanding account over to collections was 1996, and instead suspend service instead. The bad will from collections is not worth the few dollars they will never collect. But since I do sell dedicated servers and have customers with hundreds of dollars worth of service each month, I reserve the right at least.

          If you click cancel of your service in WHMCS it offers you the option of immediate or end of billing cycle and sends the confirmation receipt. Is there some reason to point out a fairly standard policy? I mean if a bill is paid, great, if it isn’t, no harm on a VPS, it gets suspended quick enough and deleted quickly after and can be resold.

          July 24, 2011 @ 2:25 am | Reply
        • I do not intend to terminate my VPS’s at yours. Just be curious about cancellation by writing. However, it’s clear for me now, as you said about termination via whmcs.

          July 24, 2011 @ 8:26 am | Reply
  17. @Tim: There are 2 IPv6 addresses for each KVM box. Is the second assigned permanently or just a tempo?

    July 24, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply
  18. Playing with the auto-configuration feature of IPv6 and since KVM is a bridged interface it hears what the router is announcing about IPv6. Since I have millions of IPv6, keep it, ask for reverse DNS for it if you like, and I will take it out of the pool in SolusVM so it can never get assigned to anyone else, but I doubt it would anyway. If you need more IPv6, just ask for it anytime.

    July 24, 2011 @ 11:25 am | Reply
    • Perhaps I’ll request its assignment to take it controlled or stop it auto-configured to avoid unawareness from its existence. Thanks for clarification.

      July 24, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  19. id:

    what is their IPv6 test?

    July 24, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      maybe this one -> 2001:470:855b::1

      July 24, 2011 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
      • circus:

        Doesn’t look native (he.net tunnel) CMIIW

        July 24, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
    • 2607:fcd0:100:c21::ecd7:1a2c is a nameserver in LA on QuadraNet provided native IPv6, which only seems to ever route over HE.net, so all you tunnel haters, suck it! 2001:470:855b::/48 is HE.net space we’ve used for years in St Louis and migrated it to LA, and yes, it is a tunnel that is 8ms away from the source. Y’all need to get over the mental malfunction about IPv6 tunnels. :)

      July 24, 2011 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        “Y’all need to get over the mental malfunction about IPv6 tunnels.”

        Oh, really? It’s not just about that and opposite – your comment looks at IPv6 somehow naive limited. I am pretty sure that if we would talk about IPv4 free public available block for everyone without personal identification or limitations you would understand impact of such free IPv4 range for daily internet services usage (blocks, bans, spamlists..)

        I know atleast one service (one of oldest and biggest irc networks) where is whole 2001:470 public free /32 HE prefix blocked because too many abuse. Why people abuse HE tunnels but then again not as example SixXS? Because opening every new and another and another… 2001:470::/32 tunnel require minute of work while SixXS require some work, personal datas, etc..
        With more wider IPv6 usage we will see even more of those things, and that’s just one example.
        I don’t see much difference between free public available tunnel 2001:470 and not so public available native 2607:fcd0.. in term of performace as both are more or less still HE but difference is that I can’t use 2001:470 for my aim as I would use native IPv6 (as I explained above). You should looks at those things wider… it’s always some reason why part of population prefer something above other.

        July 24, 2011 @ 11:40 pm | Reply
        • Well, my 2001:530::/32 space took far more then a minute to setup with an HE tunnel as we speak BGP over that tunnel. You are saying a lot of things, but only one thing is being apparent here, that you don’t want 2001:470::/32 space. Even the 2001:470:855b::/48 space I have is easy to figure out who is using it from the public info displayed since I delegated the rDNS for it to the hostigation nameservers. If EFNet or Undernet wish to bury their heads in the sand, and block all of the HE space, that is there choice, and I’m guessing you are referring to one of them as they are the oldest IRC networks left. But lets get back to native/tunneled IPv6, that is not your real issue, it is you do not want 2001:470::/32 space, and not all tunneled space is in that range.

          July 24, 2011 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Oh, gosh… I believe that I fairly explained to you why and where I can’t use your tunnel but I can use native IPv6.

          Is this that hard to understand? Does this makes me IPv6 tunnel hater as I can’t find HE tunnel, which by coincidence all tunneled LEB featured hosts use, as useful as native IPv6?

          And yes, you’re right, all tunnels aren’t 2001:470::/32 but that’s not some real argument as long more or less all tunneled hosts use 2001:470::/32.

          July 25, 2011 @ 12:23 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          *side note: IRCnet is way older and bigger than Undernet.

          July 25, 2011 @ 12:27 am | Reply
        • Not all tunnels being is 2001:470::/32 is a real argument since my HE tunnel in Rock Hill is using 2001:530::/32 space. please help me understand what you are trying to get across if I am wrong in my understanding that you do not want 2001:470::/32 or do you not want HE tunneled IPv6 even if it is other space.

          Since I was on the Undernet r-com in 1995-1997, how much older can IRCnet realy be since the commercial internet didn’t really start until 1992ish

          July 25, 2011 @ 12:45 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          I know that my english isn’t perfect but I believe that I was very clear when I expressed my opinion so what actually isn’t clear to you? What do you think that it needs further argument?
          I fairly explained you that your term “tunnel haters” isn’t appropriate as there could be always some good reason why individual person prefer native IPv6 over tunneled IPv6 and give you one simple example why I personaly prefer native IPv6 over tunneled which is in most cases same old 2001:470::/32 but you’re still stubborn refusing to accept that your judgement about other people needs and usage might be wrong.
          So let me try again, yes I prefer native IPv6 more than tunneled because in most cases (read again: most cases) with tunneled IPv6 I get 2001:470::/32 which can be in some cases as I explained above for my usage limitating.

          And regarding IRC I merely corrected your wrong assuming regarding “they are the oldest IRC networks left” misinformation.

          I hope that we clarified – if not, take some time and read my resposnes above a bit more carefully. Thanks.

          July 25, 2011 @ 1:49 am | Reply
        • Spirit – I’m not trying to argue with you at all, I’m trying to understand why you feel like you do, and what I’ve understood is you don’t like either HE tunnels or HE IPv6 space, but you have yet to clarify which, so I can’t review your previous posts for something you have yet to answer. I made a statement based on many people preferring native IPv6, when it is turning out that the basis for this is HE IPv6 space is banned many places. My HE tunneled IPv6 in Rock Hill is outside of HE IPv6 space, so I get frustrated at the no tunnel, when the real meaning is no HE IPv6 space.

          Now, onto IRCnet as I had not heard of this network, so I found a wiki about them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRCnet and realize they did not exist yet when I was on routing-com with the Undernet.

          Continuing problems with performance and abuse eventually led to the rise of another major IRC network, Undernet, which split off in October 1992.
          Between May and July 1996 IRCnet was formed as a European fork of EFnet, when a number of operator disagreements resulted in a group of European admins declaring their independence. The reasons for the “Great Split”[4] as it came to be called

          July 25, 2011 @ 2:38 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Heh, Tim, Tim… you still have things to learn, young padawan. You’re IRC user sine 2000 or so but you never hard for IRCnet? That’s amazing :-) Even I heard for smaller Undernet more than decade and half ago…

          IRCnet is considered as first/original IRC network which even after big split in 1996 keeped FIRST IRC SERVER EVER (Oulu/Finland). And not only that – it also keeped original network IRCd coder – all others, even good old Efnet network with (imho superiror) ratbox IRCd is only variation of old and original IRC(net) IRCd.

          A bit more from times when this Oulu (yes, european IRCnet server) thing was born http://www.irc.org/history_docs/jarkko.html in 1988 and some things from sad big split betweem american and european http://www.irc.org/history_docs/TheGreatSplit.html in 1996.

          Is somehow hard to dispute IRCnet status as some of those servers are there since beginnning of IRC. And even in this moment you can see some respective nowaday IRCnet stats http://irc.netsplit.de/networks/top100.php above Undernet stats (to justify also my “one of biggest” not only “one of oldest” IRC networks). Interesting, a? :) This old dinosaur is still alive and kicking.

          July 25, 2011 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Sorry for all typos above – my text seems terrible now when I read it again. It was written in hurry.

          July 25, 2011 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
        • Well, history is defined by those writing the history books, and I looked at a wiki, which is usually a good source for a quick understanding, and the way it is presented there seemed plausible, that EFnet split from the un-named IRC network to avoid 1 server, and this was the birth of the first named network, then came Underent in 1992 and IRCnet split from EFnet in 1996. Also, if you look in the Undernet archives, my server was linked to the network in 1995, so get off my lawn :) I don’t like the picture they painted of why I delinked my servers but I do remember I did rage quit, just not for the reasons in the history books, but then again, I didn’t write it, so I didn’t get to define it. Which is bigger, I really don’t care. Which came first, again, I really don’t care. My interests have moved on to other things and idling in BuyVM’s IRC is plenty of entertainment value for me.

          July 25, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          And that’s all what I get to broaden one’s mind :/
          Simple “thank you” would do it too! :)

          July 25, 2011 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
      • Joe Merit:

        I am also a user of IRC and I dislike HE.net tunnels generally because of all the abuse committed by people
        on 2001:470::/32. I think this is what Spirit is also trying to get across. 2001:470::/32 is banned (or severely limited) by IRC servers and then banned by many channel operators due to abuse.

        Native IPV6 is typically outside of this range and not banned everywhere.

        I would consider a VPS that offered tunneled ipv6 outside of the 2001:470::/32 block if it had a good reputation and was in a good DC, but would prefer
        native ipv6 ;0

        July 25, 2011 @ 1:51 am | Reply
      • rm:

        Well you see, I would be willing to consider an overall less attractive VPS offer IF ONLY it had IPv6, over another even a better one with IPv4-only, but… if the first service is just on a HE tunnel, I might as well get the second offer and run the tunnel myself from my VPS! So what’s the point.

        July 25, 2011 @ 4:04 am | Reply
    • Test files on IPv6 links:


      please do not sink my small box :)

      July 24, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
      • Mike G:


        France (Native IPv6, 100Mbit):

        # wget -O /dev/null http://[2001:530::9495:e652]/testfile/200mb.tmp
        --2011-07-24 18:51:13--  http://[2001:530::9495:e652]/testfile/200mb.tmp
        Connecting to 2001:530::9495:e652:80... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 209715200 (200M) [text/plain]
        Saving to: `/dev/null'
         2% [>                                                                ] 5,050,880    529K/s  eta 6m 32s  ^C

        Germany (HE Tunnel, 100Mbit):

        # wget -O /dev/null http://[2001:530::9495:e652]/testfile/200mb.tmp
        --2011-07-24 18:54:08--  http://[2001:530::9495:e652]/testfile/200mb.tmp
        Connecting to 2001:530::9495:e652:80... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 209715200 (200M) [text/plain]
        Saving to: `/dev/null'
         4% [=>                                                               ] 8,677,376    496K/s  eta 6m 18s  ^C
        July 24, 2011 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
        • I have similar speed while testing from Haalem (NL), but it’s double if use wget -4

          July 24, 2011 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
        • From Evorack VPS (UK):

          $ wget -6 http://[2001:530::9495:e652]/testfile/200mb.tmp
          --2011-07-25 06:13:29--  http://[2001:530::9495:e652]/testfile/200mb.tmp
          Connecting to 2001:530::9495:e652:80... connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
          Length: 209715200 (200M) [text/plain]
          Saving to: `200mb.tmp'
          100%[======================================>] 209,715,200  607K/s   in 6m 52s
          2011-07-25 06:20:21 (497 KB/s) - `200mb.tmp' saved [209715200/209715200]
          July 24, 2011 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
        • Rock Hill is an HE tunnel via their Miami node.

          July 24, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
        • From Evorack UK,

          $ wget
          --2011-07-25 06:24:56--
          Connecting to connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
          Length: 209715200 (200M) [text/plain]
          Saving to: `200mb.tmp'
          100%[======================================>] 209,715,200  780K/s   in 3m 39s
          2011-07-25 06:28:36 (935 KB/s) - `200mb.tmp' saved [209715200/209715200]
          July 24, 2011 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
        • From Hetzner (DE) on IPv4:

          $ wget
          --2011-07-25 06:38:02--
          Connecting to connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
          Length: 209715200 (200M) [text/plain]
          Saving to: `200mb.tmp'
          100%[======================================>] 209,715,200  834K/s   in 4m 13s
          2011-07-25 06:42:15 (810 KB/s) - `200mb.tmp' saved [209715200/209715200]
          July 24, 2011 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
      • From Canada VPS (Nixcom.ca):

        $ wget
        --2011-07-25 06:44:44--
        Connecting to connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 209715200 (200M) [text/plain]
        Saving to: `200mb.tmp'
        100%[======================================>] 209,715,200 1.23M/s   in 2m 12s
        2011-07-25 06:46:56 (1.52 MB/s) - `200mb.tmp' saved [209715200/209715200]
        July 24, 2011 @ 11:47 pm | Reply
  20. plain_user:

    is it possible to take the monthly package first then change to annual package later?

    July 26, 2011 @ 2:49 am | Reply
    • Anytime you wish to change from monthly to annual, write a support ticket and the change will be made for your next billing cycle.

      July 26, 2011 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
      • plain_user:

        all the la kvm vps (128,256,512) are out of stocks…

        when will you be adding new ones?

        July 27, 2011 @ 1:33 am | Reply
        • Parts are arriving daily for a new LA node and I should have everything by the end of the week and will 3 day it to the DC for a hopeful middle of next week restock.

          July 27, 2011 @ 1:36 am | Reply
        • plain_user:

          does the offer still apply on the new la nodes?

          July 27, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
        • What offer? These our the everyday prices.

          July 27, 2011 @ 2:12 am | Reply
        • Excuse me, they are the everyday prices.

          July 27, 2011 @ 2:12 am | Reply
        • plain_user:

          great, hope to hear from you on the new servers soon!

          July 27, 2011 @ 9:56 am | Reply
        • plain_user:

          is it possible to purchase SC first and then migrate to LA with no extra charges?

          July 28, 2011 @ 2:06 am | Reply
        • Sure, there are a few waiting to migrate as space opens up, but there is no charge to move between the two locations

          July 28, 2011 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  21. Might be a bit too late, but for those of you who are interested in the Hostigation’s LA node performance, here is another 96MB Low End VPS review for Hostigation:


    July 27, 2011 @ 3:16 am | Reply
  22. H:

    Can OPENVPN or similar be installed?

    July 27, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
    • For KVM and OpenVZ yes, with KVM you can do anything you could do on a stand alone server, it is fully virtual.

      July 27, 2011 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
  23. It’s great for a 128MB RAM box, being able to run full LAMP. :)
    Waiting for other LA nodes.

    July 30, 2011 @ 3:14 am | Reply
  24. UPS Tracking Follow the bouncing node :)

    July 30, 2011 @ 3:16 am | Reply
    • :) Quel humeur !

      July 30, 2011 @ 4:28 am | Reply
    • KuJoe:

      What DC?

      July 30, 2011 @ 4:30 am | Reply
      • Quadranet

        July 30, 2011 @ 12:03 pm | Reply
        • KuJoe:

          Gotcha. For some reason I thought I asked that before but I couldn’t find it anywhere.

          On an unrelated note, you work at the data center in Rock Hill, SC right? As an actual employee and not strictly for Hostigation right?

          July 30, 2011 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
        • Correct’ish, I’m a contractor, not an employee

          July 30, 2011 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
        • KuJoe:

          Oh ok. Mind if I contact you outside of LEB/LET? Got some questions about the DC you’re at if you don’t mind (we’re looking for possible a DR site and being a current Hostigation client I’m liking the speed from my VPS with you to SD’s servers).

          July 30, 2011 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
        • Sure, grill me all you like

          July 30, 2011 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
        • Tell us when you’re done with Hostigation

          July 30, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
        • I’ve been doing this for 5+ years now as Hostigation with no plans other then to grow moderately and hopefully find 1 more person to help me when the time comes that has a clue and is good with people as well. So when I’m done with Hostigation? Well, if someone walked up and handing me large sacks of cash, I’m sure I could be convinced, but I don’t see that as likely.

          July 30, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
    • I see the machine already arrived

      August 4, 2011 @ 3:22 am | Reply
  25. Raj:

    I’ll give you 3 sacks of monopoly money. :)

    August 1, 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
  26. Got a refund some hours after i placed my order with them. Used Paypal, like i do with every provider out here and I’m yet to find why my order was marked as fraudulent…

    August 2, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
    • @Edmilson The only reason I would refund an order is MaxMind raises a number of red flags, in your case, the distance between you and your address, the city not being found, and unfortunately the country you are from. Every provider is going to have a country they see more fraud from then any other, you just happen to be in a country that is our bane and most troublesome, so orders are very rarely accepted from there do to the high amount of fraud we have seen generated from there.

      Now, we do see more fraud generated from the US as a number, but as a percentage of orders, your country is the highest, almost 90% which is terrible as I’m sure the people there in general are like most all over the world, but I’ve had my fill of bad luck and when you sell a $3-$10 account and turn around and give not only that plus a $10 surcharge back, it stings.

      August 2, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
      • Thanks for the reply. Not totally happy, but nice to see what was my problem.

        August 3, 2011 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
      • circus:

        May I know which country? I’m curious, 90% is really big.

        August 4, 2011 @ 5:06 am | Reply
  27. [root@server ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
    8192+0 records in
    8192+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 16.0977 seconds, 33.4 MB/s
    [root@server ~]# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-08-03 09:26:28--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    100%[=================================>] 104,857,600 21.8M/s   in 4.7s
    2011-08-03 09:26:33 (21.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

    not bad

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:27 am | Reply
  28. Very good. I love Hostigation :) .

    [root@www ~]# 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, 5.94959 s, 180 MB/s
    [root@www ~]# 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, 6.04904 s, 178 MB/s
    [root@www ~]# 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, 6.02052 s, 178 MB/s
    [root@www ~]# free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           115        111          3          0          2         66
    -/+ buffers/cache:         43         71
    Swap:         1023          0       1023
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                          8.4G  2.6G  5.5G  33% /
    tmpfs                  58M     0   58M   0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1             485M   44M  416M  10% /boot
    August 8, 2011 @ 3:47 am | Reply
    • Server in LA, 128MB of RAM.

      [root@www ~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-08-08 10:51:23--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: â100mb.testâ
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.1M/s   in 9.6s
      2011-08-08 10:51:32 (10.4 MB/s) - â100mb.testâ
      August 8, 2011 @ 3:52 am | Reply
  29. so good!

    August 9, 2011 @ 3:55 am | Reply
  30. currently out of stock for KVM-128 :(
    here is result from openvz vps :

    dev:~# 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, 10.1367 s, 106 MB/s
    August 9, 2011 @ 10:16 am | Reply
  31. john:

    This is not instant activation?
    How long do you have to wait?

    August 13, 2011 @ 4:31 am | Reply
    • circus:

      Mine was pretty instant, maybe because of timezone.

      August 13, 2011 @ 4:48 am | Reply
    • I think it’s manual activation, but there was only 5 min and 12 seconds between the invoice payment email and the setup email.

      August 13, 2011 @ 6:57 am | Reply
  32. Just wonder in how long KVM LA will be re-stocked?

    August 25, 2011 @ 3:38 am | Reply
    • It is looking like at least 2-3 weeks before parts are bought for a new LA node. But small amounts of stock are added daily to KVM as some give up their VPS as it wasn’t for them for whatever reason, mostly they bought more VPS then they can use is what I see.

      August 25, 2011 @ 10:32 am | Reply
  33. Ricky:

    Hey Tim, hostigation.com is not working!

    “AWBS License Error: Unable to validate license.”

    Is there something going on?

    September 7, 2011 @ 6:44 am | Reply
    • Ricky:

      BTW, the OPZ node is 100% normal, Just the website not working.
      But it scared me a bit.

      September 7, 2011 @ 8:35 am | Reply
  34. zidit:

    hostigation.com is not working! –> for me as well and ovz02 rockhill seems down (I’m on this node)

    September 7, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply
    • Ricky:


      Your node got UPS problem. I am sure Tim is looking into it as he put it on the announcement.

      September 7, 2011 @ 8:37 am | Reply
      • zidit:

        Yes, I have seen annoucement but this is for 2-3 days ago which I think Tim already fixed but now happen again. I already submitted ticket for 5-6 hours. He might sleeping as It’s about 3-4 AM T T

        September 7, 2011 @ 8:46 am | Reply
  35. http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/205/hostigation-down#Item_10

    I discussed the issues in detail here, but everything has been resolved this morning now, and containers are restarting on node ovz02

    September 7, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  36. asf:


    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.41819 s, 167 MB/s


    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.4009 s, 168 MB/s

    ..it can go 220MB/s+ without virtio… ..amazing…
    10+ :)

    @Tim maybe some Europe location, next? :D

    September 14, 2011 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
    • Without virtio? o_O

      September 14, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
      • asf:

        yea :p

        September 14, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
        • Weird, isn’t virtio supposed to help?

          September 14, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
        • Kuro:

          He means those results above are without virtio enabled :P

          September 14, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
        • ext4 seems to scream like a bat out of hell in KVM without virtio, enable virtio and you’ll commonly see mid 200’s. I played around a few hours last week with SolusVM 1.8 R1 before a major bug prompted me to revert, but the new virtio disk and network make life much better for everyone, if only the client side of that was an option to enable to allow them to do it themselves without a ticket.

          It sure is funny to see these VM’s getting better IO then the host node can achieve, I know I enabled virtio for someone in LA with Debian 6 who used ext4 and they are consistently getting 230-270MB/sec when they preform the test.

          September 14, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
        • asf:

          Yes it helps, but who needs virtio, with results like that… :D
          Performance wise, hostigation eats my linode, hetzner & turnkey internet vps for breakfast…

          btw. my Hetzner KVM

          dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
          65536+0 records in
          65536+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 41.6378 s, 25.8 MB/s

          ..if I am lucky… ..usually is around ~10 MB/s :D

          September 14, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
        • asf:

          I am also on squeeze/ext4…

          September 14, 2011 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
  37. KLIKLI:

    Hi is VPN(Private) and Proxy(Private) allowed? And also if public proxy is allowed?

    October 3, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply
  38. Private yes, public no

    October 3, 2011 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  39. Um, Tim. Is that your picture on your site?

    Looks like the site got updated.

    October 14, 2011 @ 10:51 pm | Reply
    • You’ve met me, you should know that it is.

      Thank maxexcloo for the update

      October 15, 2011 @ 2:37 am | Reply
      • circus:

        hahaha.. nice site :D

        October 15, 2011 @ 6:16 am | Reply
  40. With all the uncertainty of AlertPay for the past month, I’ve added Amazon Simple Payments so this and Google Checkout are options while AlertPay gets their act together.

    October 26, 2011 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
    • ice-BREAKER:

      Whats wrong with alert pay? I have not read much but I know its not allowing bank withdraws just by check and wire?

      October 26, 2011 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
      • Nobody seems to be able to use a Visa/Mastercard with AlertPay, only American Express, and trust me, you can leave home without it. I did find that you can not do an ACH to your bank in the US today as well, but a check will work just as well, too bad the fee is $4 for a check. I don’t have high hopes for Amazon payments either since the 1st to try to use it has the charge pending, and they say they have purchased from Amazon in the past without issue with the card they used.

        October 27, 2011 @ 12:48 am | Reply
  41. Michael Zamot:

    Hello people, somebody know the performance of FreeBSD under KVM?

    November 11, 2011 @ 9:25 pm | Reply
  42. Victor:

    I get request timeouts when pinging What are the reasons or implications of this?

    November 13, 2011 @ 9:08 am | Reply
  43. anomouse:

    Vps down with solusvm panel too :(

    November 28, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  44. Edgar DeLoa:

    Got an openVZ-256/512 with Hostigation and so far I’m loving it. Haven’t experienced any downtime or complications [aside from the usual centOS frustations ;)]

    November 29, 2011 @ 5:12 am | Reply
  45. Tam Le:

    I have a vps with hostigation 256MB OpenVZ- Los Angeles- CA for a year , i’m very busy and i don’t using it, anyone interested email me.
    giaythuytinh176 at gmail.com

    December 7, 2011 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  46. Al-Mahmud Ali:

    I asked about a 6 hour downtime and this is the response I got.

    “Downtime happens, if you are going to bust my chops over it, please find a host that will better meet your needs.”

    I have had good service, but lately after the move to the new data centre at Charlotte things aren’t going so great and a response like this, surely made me wanna look somewhere else.

    February 12, 2012 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
    • Please do look someplace else then, you submitted 4 or 5 ticket responses in a few minutes flat after being told exactly what you needed to know. But no, you run here to post instead of reading what is here before your very eyes, including a link to the announcements. That response was not you asking a simple question, it was after you were badgering me. It’s not even a case of two sides to this story, you left out half of the story.

      February 13, 2012 @ 12:02 am | Reply
  47. I have been with Hostigation for about 3 months – superb performance, fast network connection and fast support (actually used for billing and order questions which speaks for itself for the high quality). I’m using OVZ-256 plan.

    Hostigation is one of the very few hosts that impressed me. I hope to see Europe based offer from them in the future!

    February 22, 2012 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  48. Nicky L.:

    Guess what? I have 7 Vpses from Hostigation. =P
    No doubt for Hostigation becoming one of the best provider in vps service.
    Vpses are fast, no delay, speed
    Tim is very nice and replying fast to the ticket.

    February 24, 2012 @ 10:16 am | Reply
  49. John V.:

    I am adding an LAX to my collection – will post on quality soon – sure it will be good.

    March 3, 2012 @ 7:20 am | Reply
    • John V.:

      Order submitted 4 hours ago and no activation nor response. I am not upset though, just not instant activation. Reasonable though, I run web services too and don’t offer it either.

      Will update as progress comes in.

      March 3, 2012 @ 10:07 am | Reply
      • John V.:

        Box is now up. No problems so far, service seems golden.

        March 4, 2012 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  50. LOL.

    April 13, 2012 @ 4:09 am | Reply
  51. I’m going to get a KVM from Hostigation. Which location is better for me? Los Angeles or Rock Hill? Most of my visitors are from US…

    September 16, 2012 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
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