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Hostitek – $3 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Los Angeles

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 25, 2011 @ 1:44 am, by LowEndAdmin

Hostitek Via this WHT offer. It has been 2 months since their last offer, and Hostitek has brought in their LA-based budget VPS line that starts from $16/year for 160MB/320MB memory, 20GB disk, 500GB/month data OpenVZ VPS (sign up link). That’s the hosting plan I guess most here would be interest for, although their domain was only registered in March this year — too new for me to trust in their annual payment offers. However they also offer other budget VPS packages with monthly billing. For example “VZ1” is at $3/month, which you can order here directly.

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in HostNOC/BustNET’s DC in Los Angeles (test IP: 184.82.225.2). PayPal seems to be the only payment method. Hostitek is a Taiwanese web design/development company (Chinese website here) that was founded in 2007.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

45 Comments

  1. m:

    Their VZ1 package is out of stock :o

    July 25, 2011 @ 2:22 am | Reply
    • Kuro:

      ALL of their LA VPS are out of stock.

      July 25, 2011 @ 7:38 am | Reply
      • m:

        So it seems.

        So he/she made a post in WHT just to show he or she is out of stock in LA? :)

        July 25, 2011 @ 7:44 am | Reply
      • Errr. Their WHT post was a few days ago. When I made the post the stock seems to be still available…

        July 25, 2011 @ 8:29 am | Reply
        • m:

          Hehe! Sure, I realised that was probably the reason. My previous post was just my silly attempt of trying to be funny :)

          WBR

          July 25, 2011 @ 8:32 am | Reply
  2. innya:

    they only have following available vps plan(LEB spec.) according to WHT:
    —————————————————-
    [Denver / LasVegas] Premium VPS Plans
    ——————————————————-

    VZ1:

    * Disk Space: 25GB
    * Bandwidth: 250GB
    * Guaranteed RAM: 128MB
    * Burstable RAM: 256MB
    * CPUs: 2.0G 1Cores
    * IP Addresses: 1

    $3.75/month Order Denver: https://my.hostitek.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=17
    $3.75/month Order LasVegas: https://my.hostitek.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=22

    July 25, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  3. $ 16 / year if there is, do not know someone to buy it? This is a Taiwan.

    July 25, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  4. H:

    Can OPENVPN or similar be installed?

    July 27, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  5. mike cha:

    what a performance!

    Last login: Mon Aug  8 07:07:46 2011 
    [root@m ~]# 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, 199.544 seconds, 5.4 MB/s
    
    August 8, 2011 @ 4:46 am | Reply
    • the same with me ::::(

      Last login: Mon Aug  8 08:26:05 2011 from 132.194.84.57
      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, 218.833 seconds, 4.9 MB/s
      

      Keep away from this provider.

      August 8, 2011 @ 4:53 am | Reply
    • as i reported the issue, they simply answered that

      Disk io test are shared resource , server’s load will affect the test results.
      In addition to test data, do you have any problems in the vps ?

      oh, yeah, i get what i pay for :(((((

      August 8, 2011 @ 4:58 am | Reply
      • DiskIO is pretty shonky with this provider. Memory, CPU & Bandwidth seem pretty good though.

        August 10, 2011 @ 3:35 am | Reply
      • Sounds like they need to boot off whoever the offender is ASAP…

        August 10, 2011 @ 3:54 am | Reply
  6. mike cha:

    their site is down now, gone.

    August 10, 2011 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      Their site is up now, alive.

      August 10, 2011 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
      • mike cha:

        don’t lie, it was never up.

        August 10, 2011 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
        • @mike (or was it John, or Linda??) — their site has been alive, as far as my tracking is concerned.

          Do note that they are behind CloudFlare’s reverse proxy. So you might have issues with the CloudFlare node that you have connected to (time out for example), and the timeout result was cached for your geographical area.

          Whereas for Joe (and myself as well) it would appear to be up through the whole time.

          August 10, 2011 @ 11:31 pm | Reply
  7. mike cha:

    I have a brother John has one vps, my 14 year of sister has one vps,
    Their Denver server has been down for more than 12hours, and now it’s up without any explanation.
    So when your server is down as well as their own site, what would you thtink? :)
    I was the one recommended to my siblings and they’re blaming me now.

    August 11, 2011 @ 12:21 am | Reply
  8. their supports look so funny. It seems that they do not care whether the boxes they sold work or not :)

    August 14, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  9. If you consider this provider, just email me, I give you one for free,
    I am you will stay with such buls!t boxes a day or two..

    August 14, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  10. jay:

    i can’t login to solusvm. it just keeps loading then firefox will pop an error:

    The connection was reset
    The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

    I have an LA vps and it is fast for the first week. I’m using it for openvpn server. The signal is not good. I’m getting packet lost alot. Then after that, it just seem that its super slow until i can’t even use it…

    They’re LA server is at burstnet? right? so does that means bursnet sucks??
    I’m gonna avoid this provider

    August 15, 2011 @ 1:22 am | Reply
    • @jay,
      If you paid using Paypal, please raise a claim.
      I am doing that right now then HostItek just suspended my VPS and they asked me to stop my claim.

      We need to help our community against such providers.

      August 15, 2011 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  11. Hi,
    Please listen to my explain.
    Our LA server in BurstNET datacenter, it experienced some problems(Packet loss 50% ~ 100% ) in August.
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/20110815214307812.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/20110815214339765.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/20110815214405296.jpg/
    When the packet loss, some users keep reboot or dd test , server high load and can’t work .
    Thank you.

    August 15, 2011 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
    • Yeah, I once thought about that and as my vps could not run for my website, I have been waiting… for two weeks. But I alter all realize that my HostItek VPS could not support just one website using wordpress and running on debian and Nginx.

      August 15, 2011 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
  12. As I have a problem with my HostItek VPS which has an IO speed at only 4.5MB/s, HostItek suggest me to consider a Dedicated Server. That means HostItek understand their VPS boxes are so bad. I am just not sure how can they keep selling their such unqualified products. This is in US, not in China or Taiwan.

    August 15, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
    • I love US/China/Taiwan .
      But , what about come from?

      August 15, 2011 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
    • @tinyray: Wow, such a racist comment when half of what you are using are probably made in China.
      @LEA: I really think comments like this should be removed from LEB.

      August 15, 2011 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  13. This is your test results in your Tickets [my VPS IO is too slow] 2011/08/07.
    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, 94.5686 seconds, 11.4 MB/s
    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, 56.8303 seconds, 18.9 MB/s

    This is your note in paypal claim.
    As a standard requirement for a VPS to serve web hosting, a minimum IO speed at 50MB per second should be satisfied.

    I am sorry about that , you have unreasonable demands in Budget VPS.
    We maintain the stability of server, but many factors that beyond our control.

    August 15, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Hey,
      Did you look at the test I did a day latter, please see my previous post in this thread and the one from Mike as I attached. It is clearly that things went worse day by day. That is exactly what @jay mentioned, in this thread too.

      Last login: Mon Aug 8 08:26:05 2011 from 132.194.84.57
      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, 218.833 seconds, 4.9 MB/s

      from @mike cha:

      what a performance!

      Last login: Mon Aug 8 07:07:46 2011
      [root@m ~]# 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, 199.544 seconds, 5.4 MB/s

      August 15, 2011 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
      • I made many tests after that since my website could not work with your VPS but I had not posted here because I am afraid that people may get tired with such weird things.

        August 15, 2011 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
      • Hi,
        I have explained the causes and propose solutions.
        But , you can’t accept .
        Hope you find the right VPS .
        Thank you.

        August 15, 2011 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
        • What you proposed is too choose a VPS in either Scranton (East Coast) or Kansas (inland) while I once bought the VPS to target users in Singapore. Are you kidding me?

          August 15, 2011 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
        • What you have been treating me just proves that HostItek is just an unprofessional and untrusted provider. You remind me much of Godaddy.

          August 15, 2011 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
    • I think you guys at HostItek need to see how a 128OVZ VPS at buyVM perform, attached.

      Last login: Mon Aug 15 21:28:27 2011 from 132.194.20.36
      [root@bvm128 ~]# cd “/root”
      [root@bvm128 ~]# 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, 5.66126 seconds, 190 MB/s
      [root@bvm128 ~]# free -m
      total used free shared buffers cached
      Mem: 256 155 100 0 0 0
      -/+ buffers/cache: 155 100
      Swap: 0 0 0
      [root@bvm128 ~]#

      August 15, 2011 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
  14. Sam Wilkinson:

    A ReThinkVPS VPS is getting

    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.3301 seconds, 94.8 MB/s

    August 15, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the post, Sam,
      I am sure hostitek is the only one provider with VPSs of io speeds at just around 10M/s. I once prayed my HostItek to keep having one at 25MB/s so that the images and sql data can be loaded synchronously but that never comes truth.
      So sorry to annoy people here with my issue. I am really tired. Whatever the decision PP makes, I stop.

      August 15, 2011 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
    • iKocka:

      Some Iranian kids had too much time and replaced index. I assume their main website is hosted on a shared cPanel hosting with exec() enabled.

      November 2, 2011 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
  15. Hexel:

    Hostitek client panel is down …

    November 30, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  16. Hmm, VPS Manager down, Node down, VPS offline ;/
    Ticket already open for atleast 9h, no response …

    October 18, 2012 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
  17. bm_mar:

    Poor service, they closed my box without warning despite paying all months.

    All my data on it were lost and no response by their tecnical support. They only close the tickets I openned.

    December 26, 2012 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

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