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HostingInside – $5/Month 256MB Xen VPS in Maidenhead and Los Angeles

HostinginsideJoni, from HostingInside, has an offer running which doesn’t require a code and is available in either Los Angeles or Maidenhead. If you’vee sworn you’ve seen this offer recently, it may be because they’ve posted it on LowEndTalk, WebHostingTalk, wjunction, WHT Australia and DigitaPoint.

HostingInside were founded in 2004 and initially only offered IRC and web hosting. They have appeared three times before on LowEndbox, with their last post coming back in September. Interestingly enough, it appears they’re based in Taiwan so I presume they provide support in Mandarin which could be very helpful for Taiwanese and Chinese clients. Host nodes are equipped with: either an E3-1230, E31230 V2 or and E3-1240 CPU; 16GB DDR3 RAM and 4 x 1TB drives in Raid 10. They have a nice server status page which shows that all of their nodes have been up for at least 170 days – which is always a good sign.

They don’t allow Tor or Adult but they do allow VPN, IRC, Game Servers, Radio & Proxies. At present, PayPal and credit cards are the only accepted payment methods. HostingInside don’t offer any refunds but according to their website, if you contact them, you can trial one of their services free of charge for up to 2-3 hours. For more information, you may want to read their Terms and Conditions.

Network Information:

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles servers are located in the Quadranet Datacenter.

AS Number: http://bgp.he.net/AS29761
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://us3-2.hostinginside.com/100mb.zip

Maidenhead, UK

Maidenhead servers are located in the Pulsant Datacenter.

AS Number: http://bgp.he.net/AS42831
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://uk1-2.hostinginside.com/100mb.zip


  1. craigb:

    Says “out of stock” when clicking the Maidenhead link

    December 4, 2012 @ 10:06 am | Reply
  2. mgb:

    According to their Terms and Conditions:

    Customer may not load any type of background process in Shared Hosting.

    That would appear to rule out every conceivable legitimate use.

    December 4, 2012 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Shared hosting is usually webhosting not VPS hosting and most shared/webhosting providers don’t allow background processes which is not the case for VPS.

      December 4, 2012 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
  3. Just ordered one as another play server and then for an irc link and public ZNC host (well semi-public), So far one major comment, they use a 3rd party payment system called 2checkout, on the payment page they have something about certified secure place from MasterCard (the card I have) but when I enter in my cards details it says that they do not accept MasterCard so instead I had to go through a pain in the ass way of going through PayPal witch I hate using… Kind of irritating but we will see what the server is like and if it was worth the payment.

    December 5, 2012 @ 2:56 am | Reply
    • Bobby:

      Servers are great, so is support. Few replies on offers here are usually an indicator of good service, imo

      December 6, 2012 @ 4:29 pm | Reply
      • After having them the past 4 days it is great, no issues execpt one with the IPv6 witch was resolved nicely. I am not seeing any issues with connectivity on either IPv6 or IPv4. This server works great as a IRC link, I will also be putting lighttpd on it.

        Just for reference this is what a small server info script a friend made gives me for info on the server

        CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
        Number of cores : 1
        CPU frequency : 3300.020 MHz
        Total amount of ram : 256 MB
        Total amount of swap : 0 MB
        System uptime : 3 days, 4:08,
        Download speed from CacheFly: 4.91MB/s
        Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 790KB/s
        Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 1.06MB/s
        Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 1.15MB/s
        Download speed from Linode, London, UK:
        Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 374KB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 251KB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 1.68MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 3.94MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 683KB/s
        I/O speed : 173 MB/s

        I don’t know why it is saying 0mb swap but its not that big of deal to me as long as the server works.

        Thanks guys for the offer! I recommend it to people who need a little server for anything.

        December 10, 2012 @ 5:32 am | Reply
  4. Mark Bailey:


    Do you have a good offer on a 512 Xen?


    January 24, 2013 @ 4:18 am | Reply

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