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Hostigation - $30/Year 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Los Angeles

The Christmas deals are starting to come in full swing with only 4 days left! This time, Tim from Hostigation, has sent in his Christmas offer with a nice discount on his OVZ-512 plan.


  • 512MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 1024MB Burstable RAM
  • 50GB Disk Space  (SSD Cached+RAID10)
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port Speed
  • 1 CPU Core
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 x IPv4 & 1 x IPv6 address
  • $30/Year – with coupon XMAS2012
  • Order Link
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

Hostigation have only been featured here a few times before, with their last offer being posted in June 2011. This is mostly because Tim rarely does offers apart from at Christmas time. This particular offer is valid until the 1st of January 2013. Hostigation were founded in 2006, so with around 6 years of good service and reputation, it’s no wonder that they’re well established and highly regarded in the “Low End” market and the hosting industry in general. They came second in the top providers poll of Q3 2012 and are currently polling quite high in our Q4 Poll.

Tim’s Do’s And Don’ts (Acceptable Use Policy) for his services are epitomized by his well known “don’t be a dick” phrase. They accept payments via PayPal, Google Checkout, Amazon Simple Pay, Payza and BitPay. It is also worth noting that they have a 7 day refund policy. Their Terms of Service are clearly set out so be sure to read them before you happen to sign up!

Network Information:

Servers are colocated with QuadraNet in Los Angeles, California.

Test IPv4:
Test File: http://hostigation.com/100mb.bin


  1. Good offer, I wish he could offer KVM deal as well which I know he offered last year in XMAS

    December 21, 2012 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
    • There are about 10 deals from last year that have put in a cancel request so as they cancel over the next 2 weeks I add them back in, just be Sherlock enough to find the link ;)

      December 21, 2012 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
    • Thanks, im ready!!

      December 22, 2012 @ 6:00 am | Reply
  2. Dominic L:

    Hi Tim how old are you?
    Do you offer 7 day refund on your larger kvm plans?

    December 21, 2012 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
    • I will be 49 in Feb, and read the terms, it is very clear about refunds, and only applies to your first service so there is no buyers remorse.

      December 21, 2012 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
    • What! everyone knows miTgiB is the grandfather of LEB/LET!


      Top offer I hope it does well.

      December 23, 2012 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  3. Roph:

    Bah, I’m so tempted. But I really have no use for a 6th LEB :(

    December 21, 2012 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
  4. Chris L:

    This deal is a great price, but some of the prices on your site are also amazing. So tempted to buy another server :)

    December 21, 2012 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
  5. Finn:

    #3. Use of TOR is forbidden

    Overly restrictive TOS. No thanks

    December 21, 2012 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
    • Roph:

      You’d rather someone be allowed to run a TOR exit on the same node you’re on, then you lose your VPS when the node inevitably gets raided?

      December 21, 2012 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
      • bob:

        lulz how many tor nodes have been raided since the begining of tor?

        December 22, 2012 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
        • Very few, William is the only one I know of personally, but of the 3 warrants I have received from the Justice Department, all were TOR related so I chose not to take the risk, others welcome it, more power to them.

          December 22, 2012 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

    December 21, 2012 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
  7. Damian:

    Hostigation is the best VPS host that I use. Always my go-to when I need east or west coast connectivity. Highly recommended.

    December 21, 2012 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
  8. Hello Tim,

    50% discount is a very good offer actually.
    I’d like to ask: may you consider offering the same discount for your OVZ-256 plan?

    I’m looking for an affordable VPS to use as personal VPN occasionally, so I don’t need 512 MB of RAM.


    December 21, 2012 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
  9. Abu Muhammad:

    can you put the disk I/O? thanks

    December 22, 2012 @ 1:35 am | Reply
  10. jarland:

    Great offer brother!

    December 22, 2012 @ 4:30 am | Reply
  11. Sonic:

    Really really great offer! As @Dmitri commented, 512MB Ram is too much for most of us :D Please bring some discount for smaller plan to us :”>

    December 22, 2012 @ 5:23 am | Reply
    • Small plans usually only have 500gb or less traffic, this offers 1tb, that alone makes it great for VPN’s. I tried to please as many as possible with this offer since I really only do the once a year Christmas offer, but I knew some would like something different, to those, all I can say is there is always next year.

      December 22, 2012 @ 5:31 am | Reply
      • Sonic:

        No problem Tim, this still be one of the best offer i’ve seen. Though i have lots free VPS with me now, i still want to try such great offer! Tks!

        December 22, 2012 @ 7:17 am | Reply
      • OK, got your point about the promo, but also would like to say that you have a really high regard about VPN users. My home internet account consumes 20-30 GB of traffic per month, I believe.

        So should I transfer more than a 1 GB per month through VPN, it means I’m gone mad or something extraordinary happened (like our government blocked Facebook, Twitter and Youtube at once) :)


        December 23, 2012 @ 8:14 am | Reply
        • BronzeByte:

          He said 1TB = 1024GB…

          December 27, 2012 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
  12. pub crawler:

    Long been curious about giving Hostigation a try. West coast is an area I notoriously moan about crappy connectivity to US East Coast on near daily basis.

    This is just more of the same problematic West Coast network. No offense to Hostigation, doubt they control the advertised routes and upstream.

    From Kansas City, I get a whopping 500K/s on a gigabit connection. Look at the scenic route this traverses:
    4: 10gigabitethernet1-3.core1.mci2.he.net 0.426ms
    5: 10gigabitethernet1-4.core1.mci1.he.net 0.451ms
    6: 10gigabitethernet6-1.core1.chi1.he.net 10.874ms
    7: 10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.ash1.he.net 30.292ms
    8: 40.712ms
    9: xe-lag2.clma1.ip4.spirittelecom.net 44.939ms
    10: 43.572ms asymm 11
    11: 208-104-0-185.sta.comporium.net 43.598ms asymm 12
    12: no reply
    13: te0-2-0-1.mpd22.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com 41.203ms asymm 6
    14: te0-2-0-7.mpd22.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com 40.319ms asymm 6
    15: te0-1-0-6.ccr22.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com 76.228ms asymm 7
    16: te0-1-0-0.ccr22.lax04.atlas.cogentco.com 77.717ms asymm 8
    17: 70.371ms asymm 8
    18: 70.121ms asymm 8
    19: 70.523ms asymm 9
    20: quadra-hostg-gw.hostigation.com 71.521ms asymm 10
    21: e3la17.hostigation.com 70.609ms asymm 11

    Appears we go from Kansas City, to Chicago (typical with HE). Then to Ashburn, VA, (wrong coast).

    Then to SpiritTelecom which operates in the Carolinas… WTF?

    Then to Comporiom, another Carolinas company.

    Then to Atlanta for Cogent.

    HE can’t carry traffic to Quadranet or do handoff to Cogent in Chicago? This is a horrible route. Let’s hope something is just down/offline at the moment.

    December 22, 2012 @ 9:19 am | Reply
    • One day HE will grow up and become a real transit provider, but today they still buy transit for those they do not peer with, and Spirit telecom is their transit provider they seem to use in this case. Wholesale Internet has some route tweaking to do, cuz that is a braindead route. (Spirit telecom is mostly owned by Comporium Communications, but is a large regional provider in the Southeast.)

      December 24, 2012 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  13. Don:

    Seriously a great offer! My VPS with Hostigation has not gone down at all. They’re one solid host and Tim is a great guy.

    Basically, he rocks!

    December 22, 2012 @ 9:46 am | Reply
  14. Cirium:

    I cannot seem to get over 1MBps from your test file to my dedi @ datashack.

    I’m surprised I can’t get more.

    December 22, 2012 @ 10:51 am | Reply
    • Routing can be odd between some locations, but I pulled the testfile from LA to my Charlotte NC location and seems fine, over 10MB, certainly could be better, but not terrible.

      December 22, 2012 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
  15. pub crawler:

    No offense to Hostigation here, but the US West Coast continues to be a problem with routing and throughput heading back to US East Coast.

    Take for example, a traceroute from Wholesale Internet’s network in Kansas City to Hostigation in Los Angeles:

    4: 10gigabitethernet1-3.core1.mci2.he.net 0.391ms
    5: 10gigabitethernet1-4.core1.mci1.he.net 0.456ms
    6: 10gigabitethernet6-1.core1.chi1.he.net 10.855ms
    7: 10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.ash1.he.net 35.272ms
    8: 46.529ms
    9: xe-lag2.clma1.ip4.spirittelecom.net 41.328ms
    10: 44.718ms asymm 11
    11: 208-104-0-185.sta.comporium.net 45.002ms asymm 12
    12: no reply
    13: te0-3-0-0.ccr22.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com 39.780ms asymm 7
    14: te0-1-0-2.ccr22.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com 41.835ms asymm 6
    15: te0-2-0-5.mpd22.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com 77.446ms asymm 7
    16: te0-6-0-1.ccr22.lax04.atlas.cogentco.com 76.707ms asymm 8
    17: 69.045ms asymm 8
    18: 71.749ms asymm 8
    19: 71.758ms asymm 9
    20: quadra-hostg-gw.hostigation.com 70.478ms asymm 10
    21: e3la17.hostigation.com 69.560ms asymm 11

    That route goes Chicago –> Ashburn, Virginia (wrong coast), to the Carolinas, then Atlanta to finally run out via Cogent. Pretty crazy routing and the result are speed tests that run about 500K to Hostigation.

    I see lots of these sorts of routes around the country when headed to Quadranet’s facility.

    December 22, 2012 @ 11:09 am | Reply
  16. derek:

    is torrent allowed?

    December 22, 2012 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
    • Legal torrents are fine, please be kind and rate limit seeding so not to bother others on the node.

      December 22, 2012 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
      • john:

        Torrents are allowed?
        It turns me off, this guy “derek” going all over LEB asking each provider about Torrents.
        I can see the future of the node, bogging, lagging and cpu usage of 80%.

        December 22, 2012 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
        • You are mistaken about Hostigation then, thinking there is a single node, there are over 20 nodes in Los Angeles and 5 just for this promo. Abuse is monitored and dealt with, I don’t maintain the high standards people are speaking of letting abusers run wild.

          December 22, 2012 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
        • derek:

          Seriously how often do you see me posting?

          December 23, 2012 @ 4:58 am | Reply
      • rb2k:

        Is there any “netiquette” about what are reasonable rates for download/upload so it doesn’t bother other users on the node?

        December 24, 2012 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
        • I keep my own torrent client seeding at 5mbit and it has never caused an issue for anyone

          December 24, 2012 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
  17. Diaz:


    December 23, 2012 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  18. Portaljacker:

    Is this offer for the lifetime of the use of the rented vps through this offer? If so I’m ordering as soon as possible! (When’s the deadline though? Need to get my paycheck. Only work part-time. :P )

    I’ve heard nothing but good and could use a reliable host after what happened with EidolonHost…thankfully I lost no data since I was barely using my VPS and only lost $5.

    December 23, 2012 @ 6:55 am | Reply
    • Portaljacker:

      Just noticed it’s until the 1st. But still need to know if it’s for the life of the order or just the first year.

      December 23, 2012 @ 7:34 am | Reply
      • Sonic:

        Havent you used WHMCS before? If yes, you should know how to find your own answer

        Total Due Today: $30.00 USD
        Total Recurring: $30.00 USD Annually

        December 23, 2012 @ 2:36 pm | Reply
        • Portaljacker:

          I realized it after I posted and looked. Ordering tonight or tomorrow.

          December 24, 2012 @ 1:47 am | Reply
      • Only lifetime offers are allowed to be posted on LEB, only on rare occasions are no-recurring offers listed, and that detail woul dbe in the post.

        December 23, 2012 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
        • Portaljacker:

          Awesome! Ordering tonight or tomorrow.

          December 24, 2012 @ 1:52 am | Reply
  19. Seraphin69:

    Anyone can post speed test detail from France on that test file ?

    Tested it from a fiber connection and it goes at 1.60-1.80 (from East cost I can get 2.2-2.4 on that one)

    December 23, 2012 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
  20. mrbb:

    Do you have ubuntu 12.x?

    December 23, 2012 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
    • Yes, 12.04

      December 23, 2012 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
      • mrbb:

        I just signed up. Instant setup, very nice. Quick question: Do you have your own DNS I could use or I have to setup my own?

        December 23, 2012 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  21. Exussum:

    any chance of vswap over burst ?

    December 23, 2012 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
  22. b.:

    Is this $30 reoccurring per year?

    December 24, 2012 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
    • Exussum:


      Total Due Today: $30.00 USD
      Total Recurring: $30.00 USD Annually

      December 24, 2012 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  23. nutjob:

    This part of the TOS makes me stay away: “If Client’s actual bandwidth usage in any month exceeds the allotted amount, Client will pay Hostigation any additional fees for upgrading to the next package level.” It means you can be in for unexpected expense.

    What’s wrong with suspending an account that exceeded the bandwidth limits?

    December 24, 2012 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
    • All VPS are suspended that exceed their bandwidth limit, but there are still many dedicated servers on the network from 6-7 years ago.

      December 24, 2012 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
      • nutjob:

        Thanks for your reply Tim. It would be helpful to put that in your ToS.

        December 25, 2012 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  24. makaze:

    ugh just when i thought i could resist another VPS :D

    December 24, 2012 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
  25. thekreek:

    @Tim Flavin can you take a look at ticket #313165.
    I was marked as fraud by maxmind.
    Unfortonatly this happens all the time with my zone.
    Thanks for the help, and sorry for using LEB as a support site.

    December 25, 2012 @ 2:12 am | Reply
  26. somebody said that he can not start his vps…I do not why it occours but it really exists.I do not when Hostigation come to overselling or it is just too much people installing OS?

    December 25, 2012 @ 5:27 am | Reply
    • Did somebody log a ticket to have the problem resolved? Most common is Solus messes up the install sometimes, and I fix it up in a minute once I know there is a problem.

      December 25, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  27. tianyi:

    Hi, is it a lifetime price?

    December 25, 2012 @ 6:40 am | Reply
  28. Itprotj:


    Would I be able to use the VPS for VPN purposes?


    December 25, 2012 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  29. Boss Tim, audio/video streaming allowed? We own the media copyright

    December 25, 2012 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  30. Sure, legal in the US is all I worry about. And the mighty “Don’t be a dick” rule.

    December 25, 2012 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
    • Ordered one, thanks for the great offer Tim!

      December 26, 2012 @ 6:38 am | Reply
    • Mike Solstice:

      And the mighty “Don’t be a dick” rule.

      LOL Love it, will most likely be ordering one in the next day or so. Your attitude reminds me of what HostGator was when they first started…before they got huge & their support went to sh*t. One question though, do you allow HTTP proxies (squid) to be run (with an ACL naturally)?

      December 26, 2012 @ 9:10 am | Reply
    • IO and Network is so fast! At first I was hesitant because I have many unused other LEBs. But now I am convinced this is the best purchase I made this year =)

      December 26, 2012 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
      • It is the best you will see this year ;) I dropped my pants on price, not quality, I still follow my same rules about loading servers, no matter what.

        December 26, 2012 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
  31. fatih:

    great offer and real fast support.
    ticket answered in 2 minutes time.

    December 25, 2012 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
  32. :O

    December 26, 2012 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
  33. DomainBop:

    I signed up for the yearly plan last night and I already put in my cancellation request for 2 reasons:

    1. lack of confidence in technical support based on the response I received from Nicky L when I requested an rDNS update (I requested the update from support because SolusVM gave a message to contact support for rDNS updates: “Reverse DNS is disabled for this ipaddress. Please contact support “). Nicky L’s exact response was “You can always do it in SolusVM” which kind of indicates that Hostigation’s support person Nicky L doesn’t even know that the customer can’t update rDNS themselves in Solus because rDNS updates are disabled in Solus.

    #2. Hostigation assigned my VPS an IP address that is on a blacklist. The IP address I was assigned this morning by Hostigation,, is on the SORBS blacklist (see http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=blacklist%3a69.85.95.125) When leasing a server I would prefer to get an IP address that isn’t on a blacklist because I don’t want to spend days trying to get an IP removed from a blacklisting that was caused by one of the hosting provider’s previous customers.

    December 27, 2012 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
    • SORBS is irrelevant, are you a spammer by chance? As they seem to be the only ones checking it and getting this upset. Nicky gave you a perfect good answered as I do have solus properly setup for rdns, but I made a mistake setting the powerdns group on this block when adding it to the pool over the weekend. Anyway, your fee was refunded and sorry you couldn’t cope, it’s not for everybody.

      December 27, 2012 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
      • DomainBop:

        No Tim, I’m not a spammer at all. I religiously report all spam to spamcop.net.

        The server at Hostigation was going to be used for a 4th nameserver and the only emails it would have sent out would have been cron results (logwatch, tiger, rkhunter) to my main email address.

        You really should think before you libelously label someone a spammer Tim.

        December 27, 2012 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
        • Mike Solstice:

          Hate to state the obvious, but if it’s only going to be a 4th nameserver and only send email to yourself then both the points you raised as your reasons to cancel would be irrelevant. You could easily whitelist the source email address & thus rDNS and it being on 1 of 45 blacklists you checked would not matter in the slightest.

          December 27, 2012 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
        • Did I say you were a spammer? I asked if you were a spammer, You should be more careful before you accuse people of being libellous

          December 27, 2012 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
      • john:

        How in the world are you trying to defend yourself for giving out blacklisted i.p to customer?
        If your i.p is blacklisted whether it is by SORBS or whatever, somebody who owned it before spammed, and before you give it out to a new client, you should at least try to clean it up rather than asking
        “are you a spammer?”.

        December 27, 2012 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
  34. jaykay:

    Signed up about a couple of days ago, had a little issue with google checkout, but the support staff was helpful & quick in responding and as soon as the payment went through, i instantly got my vps. So far its fast & stable and well worth the money.

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for your truly words. Enjoy your day and box!

      December 28, 2012 @ 1:08 am | Reply
      • sjaykay:

        Hey, is there anyway i can get another vps (ovz512) at $30 a year? if it is, please let me know. thank you

        January 4, 2013 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  35. David:

    Very impressed with quadranet and hostigation. They seem to have great links to PHX data carriers. Freeswitch works great for VOIP from PHX cell providers (verizon/tmobile data plans) and 15ms latency to Cox in PHX. So glad I was able to get the great deal and improve my call quality considerably compared to previous host. X11 apps run very smooth with mobaxterm with the low latency and responsive machine. The nodes definitely don’t seem to be overburdened. I got 3 other PHX netizens to switch to hostigation.
    Top it all off with 50GB of disk space for plenty of webhosting, backup service, etc… pretty amazing deal. At $2.50 per month that is less than the cost of electricity if you had a dedicated machine with the same specs running. Sorry for the rant… just blown away at how prices on *quality* VPS’ have dropped since I last looked. I have absolutely no clue how anyone can complain about sluggish support or having to remove themselves from a blacklist at this price point. Not to mention most seem to get great support… I think I would feel like I’m taking advantage of them if I asked for help!

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for your support. We hope you can enjoy your box here and make sure if any issues just let us know. =)

      December 28, 2012 @ 1:08 am | Reply
    • fatih:

      which backup service?
      I’m not aware of that.
      I also got that VPS a few days ago.

      have I missed smt?

      December 28, 2012 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
      • I think David is just saying the disk space is enough for him to use it as backup space.

        December 28, 2012 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
  36. Hostigation.com is definitely one of the best hosts I’ve ever used.

    December 28, 2012 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
  37. Ordered and been using it for few days and its awesome. Thanks Tim.

    December 30, 2012 @ 8:33 am | Reply
  38. David S:

    Signed up, great service so far.

    Just wondering, what are the some good upload / download rate limits to set to be within the “don’t be a dick” policy? :)

    January 2, 2013 @ 3:02 am | Reply
    • Mr. Tim told his own speeds in a reply above: 650kbps.

      I set it to 650 U and 650 D via rutorrent and CPU is always less than 10 percent at max. However it is chewing up all 1 GB of Ram.

      January 3, 2013 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  39. Fritz:

    Do you allow VNC server hosted in our box?
    The offer is still valid btw.

    January 2, 2013 @ 4:00 am | Reply
  40. Debian:


    January 7, 2013 @ 8:59 am | Reply
  41. David:

    Ah damn, I wish I had gotten in this deal. :( Any idaes when a new offer will come about?

    February 18, 2013 @ 10:59 pm | Reply
    • Taylor:

      Xmas 2013 :P

      February 19, 2013 @ 12:08 am | Reply
      • David:

        Definitely not something I wanted to hear :(

        February 19, 2013 @ 12:51 am | Reply
        • Sometimes the truth hurts :(

          February 19, 2013 @ 12:58 am | Reply
        • David:

          Not from you too Tim! :( Aw, do you have any other specials going on Tim?

          February 19, 2013 @ 1:45 am | Reply
        • I only run specials at Christmas, the last 2 weeks of the year.

          February 19, 2013 @ 1:48 am | Reply
  42. Tianyi:

    Damn, I am so regret that I have only ordered one! I should ordered three or more!
    Hostigation and buyvm is the best choice for me.

    Tim, can you offer like 1GB ram or 2GB ram offer next time(2013 xmas)?

    June 4, 2013 @ 8:35 am | Reply

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