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HostingBox – $18/quarter 6GB Pooled OpenVZ in Lenoir, North Carolina, USA

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 1, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Jonathan Tan

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Joshua, from HostingBox, has sent their very first offer for the LowEndBox community. It has a whopping 6GB RAM plan in Lenoir, North Carolina. This is another option for those looking for high RAM VPS for their memory hungry applications.

Note that this offer uses pooled resources using OpenVZ virtualization. When you purchase a plan, you can divide the resources into multiple VPS instances. This offer comes a generous 6 IPv4 addresses – which means more options to allocate your resources. For those who needs IPv6, this offer comes also with /64 addresses.

The offer

  • 6GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 6 x vCPU
  • 150GB HDD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 6x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $18/quarter
  • Order here

HostingBox is a newly launched branded which specializes in shared, reseller, virtual servers, and dedicated hosting. They have been in business since 2014 under the domain ogohosting.com. They have recently moved to the HostingBox brand. For those interested, their WHOIS information is public. The host nodes for this offer have Dual L5520 or E3-1220, at least 32GB RAM, and disk configuration in Raid 1 (Note: This is not a typo, it is Raid 1 and not Raid 10). Kindly share your thoughts at the comments section below.

HostingBox supports payment through PayPal and Bitcoins. Their website states that they don’t offer any refund. For example, if your contract is quarterly and you request a refund after two months, no refunds will be admitted. Kindly read and check legal information in their Terms of Service before making any purchase.

Network information

Dacentec – Lenoir, North Carolina, USA
Test IPv4: 199.255.156.6

98 Comments

  1. refund policy is not clear

    September 1, 2015 @ 6:25 am | Reply
    • Sorry if it’s not clear. This offer comes with a 3-day money-back guarantee. So if you aren’t happy with our services you can receive a refund within the first 3 days.

      September 1, 2015 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  2. Beny Ibrani:

    Can I do download torrent inside this vm ?

    September 1, 2015 @ 8:13 am | Reply
  3. Thanks for posting our offer!

    September 1, 2015 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  4. Hybrid:

    Any I/O speed test?

    September 1, 2015 @ 11:31 am | Reply
    • dd if=/dev/zero of=test_$$ bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -f test_$$
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.12443 seconds, 505 MB/s

      September 1, 2015 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
  5. hi:

    sold out?

    September 1, 2015 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  6. Jason:

    Their acceptable use policy is crazy.. No video/audio streaming, no hosting files over 50MB?? Isn’t that what the traffic limit is for?

    September 1, 2015 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
    • The acceptable use policy was more geared toward the shared hosting we offer. Files over 50MB are of course allowed on the VPS’s and so is streaming. We’ll be revising the terms to try to make the more clear. I apologize for any confusion.

      September 1, 2015 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
  7. How many physical nodes are available here? Is it possible to get three containers on three separate physical nodes?

    September 1, 2015 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
    • We currently only have 2 nodes with some more coming within the very near future :)

      September 2, 2015 @ 12:18 am | Reply
  8. Ed:

    Offer does not exist on the website. Link goes to generic landing page.

    September 1, 2015 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  9. Gerald:

    Order link not working – no way to purchase the offer

    September 1, 2015 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
  10. It appears the order link is wrong. I submited to have it fixed but it doesn’t appear to have been done yet. Here is the correct link “https://hostingbox.us/manage/?cmd=cart&action=add&id=44

    September 1, 2015 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
  11. Bummer that my question above is the only one that didn’t get answered… :-\

    September 2, 2015 @ 12:05 am | Reply
  12. Joe:

    Are these IP’s clean?

    September 2, 2015 @ 5:36 am | Reply
  13. Igor:

    Damn nice offer.

    September 2, 2015 @ 10:03 am | Reply
    • Igor:

      Thumbs up for Bitcoins!

      September 2, 2015 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  14. virant:

    Paypal is stating that the host’s account is suspended and I can’t pay for the service as a result.

    September 2, 2015 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
    • Sorry about this! You should now be able to make your payment.

      September 2, 2015 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
  15. Joe:

    When I try to pay via paypal, I get this “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.”

    September 2, 2015 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Sorry about this! You should now be able to pay via PayPal.

      September 2, 2015 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
  16. DomainzClub
    Payments By PayPal
    Return to Merchant
    Error Message
    This recipient is currently unable to receive money.

    PayPal. The safer, easier way to pay.
    For more information, read our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

    September 2, 2015 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
    • Jay:

      I ordered also and received the same error. I opened a ticket two hours ago and received no response. I tried contacting someone at the email listed on the homepage (info@hostingbox.us) and the email bounced with the reason given as “The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.”

      September 2, 2015 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
    • Alfie:

      I am having the same issue when tying to purchase. I have submitted a support ticket to see what they say is wrong

      September 2, 2015 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
    • Sorry about this! You should now be able to pay your invoice.

      September 2, 2015 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  17. colin:

    Do you offer Windows VPS?

    September 2, 2015 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  18. alex:
    September 2, 2015 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
  19. German:

    Hello! could you please write any IPv4 of your vps (or any other way to check ping)? For me latency of crucial parameter, since on my current vps even type via ssh is very difficult. Thanks!

    September 2, 2015 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  20. hehe:

    the incomming traffic counted ?

    September 3, 2015 @ 3:51 am | Reply
    • tvgdb:

      Yes, just tested it.

      September 3, 2015 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  21. cobol:

    Hi Joshua, I just ordered but can’t create new server the error is:

    Auto select error (No free nodes found in group OpenVZ – NC)
    Creation faild

    September 3, 2015 @ 4:42 am | Reply
    • tvgdb:

      I’m having the same error

      September 3, 2015 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
      • Tommy:

        Same error

        September 3, 2015 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
        • MikeN:

          Yep. Same.

          September 3, 2015 @ 7:23 pm | Reply
          • Tom:

            WTF, getting the same.

            September 4, 2015 @ 2:06 pm
    • Hi guys, This should now be resolved. If you’re still facing the same error please submit a ticket and we’ll provision a VM for you manually.

      September 5, 2015 @ 6:35 am | Reply
    • These errors should be fixed.

      September 6, 2015 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
  22. Seems that Joshua got the offer posted faster than he assumed on LEB ;) He is a Nice Guy indeed, helps Me a Lot :D Best of Luck with your VPS Product Line-up. Keep it up :)

    September 3, 2015 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the kind words! We have been a little overwhelmed with the popularity of this offer.

      September 4, 2015 @ 1:34 am | Reply
  23. cobol:

    hi Joshua please respond my ticket #618264 I request refund, until now I still cant create new server. your waste my time and my money…

    September 4, 2015 @ 2:08 am | Reply
  24. jeremy:

    Guys, please be careful with this. Good as a toy, but I’ve had a few problems so far, and they seem to have run out of some resources (trouble creating VMs, no node found). That said, the price is insane, so I’m happy to put up with this kind of stuff for non-production VMs.

    If anyone has figured out a browser / os combination which actually lets you use their console, please let me know. I’ve tried just about everything I can think of except for mac.

    Examples of problems (partly caused by console not working):

    – Can’t log in to a fresh Ubuntu VM since root ssh access is disabled by default and I don’t think a user account is set up for you (not clear).
    – I think that using an “&” in my initial password messed up whatever script sets the password, be careful.
    – Can not launch a VM using all of my allocated RAM (6 gb), biggest I managed yesterday was 4GB ram.
    – BIGGEST VM I MANAGED TO LAUNCH TODAY WAS 256MB OF RAM. A 512MB ATTEMPT RESULTED IN “NO NODE FOUND”.

    Hopefully these guys get enough money out of this offer to buy another node or two.

    Jeremy.

    September 4, 2015 @ 2:57 am | Reply
    • We have a several nodes so no need to worry on that :) There were some issues with the provisioning which should now be resolved. If you are still unable to create a VM please submit a ticket and we’ll do it manually.

      September 5, 2015 @ 6:34 am | Reply
    • Michael:

      I am also having a bunch of problems. Randomly I can’t seem to log in via SSH. (I am sometimes able to log in, but not always – I used Centos 7). I’ve submitted 3-4 tickets already for various issues, about to give up.

      September 6, 2015 @ 12:41 am | Reply
      • Feel free to leave the ticket numbers here or create a new one with my name in the title and I’ll look into it.

        September 6, 2015 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  25. doe anybody created server or not yet?

    September 4, 2015 @ 4:17 am | Reply
    • This issue should be resolved now. Please submit a ticket and we’ll create them manually if your still having troubles.

      September 5, 2015 @ 6:31 am | Reply
  26. Naveen Singh:

    Your Buy link is not working when we click on https://hostingbox.us/manage/?cmd=cart&action=add&id=44 not showing this package

    September 4, 2015 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
    • DanielM:

      maybe they sold out?

      September 4, 2015 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
    • Yes, as DanielM mentioned we have suspended the stock until we complete the pending orders and have more resources for additional ones. :)

      September 5, 2015 @ 12:51 am | Reply
      • Max:

        Are there any more coming? I’d sure love to get one.

        September 11, 2015 @ 7:08 am | Reply
  27. dog:

    the order link just takes you to their shared hosting page

    September 4, 2015 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
    • We have added some more stock so it should be working now. :)

      September 6, 2015 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
  28. Hello Everyone, to apologize for all the issues that you may of encountered we will extend your account for 1 month. Please submit a ticket to sales if you purchased before September 5 to claim this extension. Again I apologize but we have exciting things coming in the very near future :)

    September 5, 2015 @ 6:42 am | Reply
  29. Jim:

    It looks like they are sold out. Bummer.

    September 7, 2015 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
    • Hi Jim, we just added a few more to the stock so you should be able to order one.

      September 7, 2015 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  30. Jonathan Hamon:

    Ordering not working for me unfortunately.

    September 7, 2015 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
  31. Roberto Quiñones:

    the product is not visible to an order and make payment, no more stock available?

    September 8, 2015 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
  32. I don’t need 6 ipv4, only one. May I get a bigger discount ?

    September 10, 2015 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  33. Andy:

    uhm… the “updated link” takes me to shared hosting… dont even see the $18/quarter option. guess ill take my money elsewhere, useless link and a waste of time. thanks for wasting my time, ill make sure to exclude you guys in my vps advertising chat.

    September 16, 2015 @ 4:14 am | Reply
    • Hi Andy,
      The reason this is redirecting is because we are currently out of stock. I apologize for any inconvenience.

      September 17, 2015 @ 2:00 am | Reply
      • Kiko:

        Hello Joshua, do you have any ETA when will be available again ?

        September 18, 2015 @ 2:22 am | Reply
  34. Mansoor:

    Hi Joshua,
    Any plan to restock this?
    Thanks,

    September 22, 2015 @ 6:20 am | Reply
  35. MikeN:

    I had a rocky start with these guys as did many others in these comments. But seems that everything has been going smooth since Joshua ironed out all the problems. The comments indicate that Joshua was not expected such a big response from posting on LEB. There were problems the first few days that seemed to be due to a large influx of customers for HostingBox that maybe they weren’t set up for, but things have been fine ever since for me.

    September 24, 2015 @ 3:36 am | Reply
    • Glad everything is going great. This offer was very popular and we were a bit overwhelmed initially. We have made some changes internally so we are prepared for future events!

      September 26, 2015 @ 2:05 am | Reply
  36. ardian:

    order link not working or out of stock?
    thanks

    October 1, 2015 @ 11:47 am | Reply
  37. Additional Stock is now available! Act fast as this sells out quickly. :)

    October 3, 2015 @ 3:08 am | Reply
  38. Gustav:

    This is a very interesting offer and I’d love to give it a try, but I have some questions if you don’t mind.

    1. Your ToS says: “We also retain the right to increase any pricing and make changes to our account plans without notification.” Can you clarify this please? Is the LEB price valid for as long as I don’t cancel or will you change this anytime and switch me to another price without warning?

    2. Do you have any sort of DDoS protection?

    3. And finally, incoming traffic count towards the bandwidth limit?

    Thank you in advance, and sorry for all the questions. Just want to know what I’m agreeing to.

    Cheers,
    Gustav

    October 4, 2015 @ 6:53 am | Reply
    • 1. The LEB price will be valid for as long as you don’t cancel. If for some reason we would change the plan(we have no plans to do this) we would give you plenty of notice.
      2. DDoS protection is not available in Lenoir yet(it is planned). We do have a Dallas location which has 20Gbps though. Submit a ticket if you’d like this location.
      3. Yes incoming traffic is counted.

      October 11, 2015 @ 1:28 am | Reply
  39. luigi:

    if i should quarter it includes the license cpanel

    November 13, 2015 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
  40. HackAmI:

    Warning! If you want to waste your money and your time go for this hosting.
    Random problem occurring continually and the support team is very noob which can’t even understand what the problem is. Ex.
    They are using blacklisted IP Addresses (also can’t check for this!!!).
    When the support team can’t configure some IP addresses to be connected to internet then change your VPS IP address to solve the connectivity issue (with blacklisted IP Addresses!!!). Also offering reinstalling the OS!!!
    You set a Memory for a node ex. 3GB after waking up tomorrow the memory is 1GB…
    2 VPSs of mine are not connecting to the network for 6days till now because of their server configuration and they can’t even understand what they are doing themselves.
    Amateur support team (at least 3 person touch my ticket in recent 6 days) and they couldn’t understand till now. I warn you again even senior admin of them not understand.
    My ticket is open and the last reply from them is (about 30 hours before):
    “I will have senior admin to assist you further regarding this.”
    If you need i can share this tickets later (even i Mentioned i am going to share this ticket to public community and they are doing their best!) their best is worst hosting i have ever used.
    In my opinion they are out of business soon.

    November 25, 2015 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  41. MikeN:

    I just came back her to say that I’ve been using this offer for about 3 months and it’s been rock solid. There were problems from the start, but everything is now figured out and the VPS I’m using from these guys have been stable. I have my resources divided into two VPS, where one is used as a web server and the other as a small minecraft server for my son.

    December 21, 2015 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
  42. lok:

    Well after 3 months of using their VPS i am hear for some review… support is horrible… VPS went down 4 time in 3 months and today VPS is down from last 5 hours and no response from any one till the time i write this review… don’t waist time on them… once the VPS is up i am going to migrate my account..

    January 8, 2016 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
  43. Jonathan Hamon:

    Just got a message from them to say they are shutting down as Paypal froze their account

    January 8, 2016 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
    • Jordan:

      ya its too bad.

      January 8, 2016 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
    • Brad:

      “the reason of our closure is the NAZI PAYPAL FROZE all the money we own and even our personal money used to pay for the Datacenter and Servers and then we had a very bad cash issues that we couldn’t pay for our servers”

      January 8, 2016 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
  44. lok:

    all my data lost no information was given previously …

    January 8, 2016 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
  45. eeellama:

    Seems completely dead, including OGOhosting and Domainzclub brands. Today I received a notice that automatic payments to Domainzclub were cancelled.

    May 19, 2016 @ 2:11 am | Reply

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