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HostKana.com VPS Offer: 5GB KVM VPS for just $10/mo

Keith from HostKana just sent this offer over and I’m happy to share it with you all. This is the first time that we’re posting them, but they seem to have a few great deals that they’re willing to make LowEndBox exclusive, so we’ve decided to pass them along. Let us know what you think once you’ve had some time to test them out.

Their WHOIS is public and they are a registered company in the USA (#2016-000737015) and you can find their ToS here and the AUP here.

They accept PayPal, 2Co, Stripe, and Bitcoin.

In their own words: 

This offer is for our Pooled Resource VPS product. Our Pooled Resource VPS product is unique because it allows customers to deploy VPS on-the-fly in any of our locations. In addition, we are one of the only KVM-based providers offering Pooled Resource VPS.

This offer is 100% exclusive to the LEB community.

If you purchase the “Big Kana” for one year, we will extend your due date by 3 months. That’s an extra 25% savings on top of this offer.

HostKana was formed in the final months of 2016 when there was a clear need for innovative hosting solutions that fit the needs of budget-conscious clients. With specific emphasis on the Pooled Resource VPS offering, HostKana is ready to take the market by storm by being one of the only KVM-based providers to offer Pooled Resource VPS. In addition, HostKana is offering DDoS-protected infrastructure, weekly backups, IPv6 support, and many great locations for these VPS. HostKana is currently offering VPS out of France and Canada.

Baby Kana

  • 768 MB RAM
  • 768MB Swap
  • 1x vCPU
  • 25GB SSD-Accelerated Space
  • 750 GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6 Support
  • KVM
  • DDoS protected
  • $4/month
  • $40/year
  • [Order Now]

  • 2048 MB RAM
  • 2048 MB vSwap
  • 2x vCPU
  • 50GB SSD-Accelerated Space
  • 1.5TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4
  • IPv6 Support
  • KVM
  • DDoS protected
  • $6.5/month
  • $60/year
  • [Order Now]
The Big Kana

  • 5120 MB RAM
  • 5120 MB Swap
  • 5x vCPU
  • 130GB SSD-Accelerated Space
  • 7.5TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 5x IPv4
  • IPv6 Support
  • KVM
  • DDoS protected
  • $10/month
  • $100/year
  • [Order Now]

Network Info: 

Datacenter: OVH – Gravelines, France
Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2001:41d0:a000:7b9a:0:1:aeaf:f916
Looking glass:
Datacenter: OVH – Beauharnois, Canada
Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2607:5300:203::7e87:b52b
Host Node: 

– Intel Xeon E5-1640v3 CPU
– 64GB RAM
– 2x 2TB HDDs; 2x 480GB SSD’s
– Software RAID1
– 1Gbps uplink



  1. paul:

    What happened to the $7/mo limit?

    February 22, 2017 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
    • MasonR:

      2/3 of the offers are below the limit, so this still qualifies. The last (more expensive) package is there just as an option to go bigger, if desired. Plenty of past offers on LEB follow this same principle.

      February 23, 2017 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
    • MasonR:

      But I do agree that the title of the offer should reflect one of the packages that are below the monthly cap.

      February 23, 2017 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
      • Wilmer Arambula:

        I am interested in the big kana, how much would be the actual billing price per year, has any control panel,


        February 23, 2017 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
        • The Big Kana is billed at $100 a year and it comes with ControlPanel to start, stop, create and destroy VPS but not CPanel, which you can either install yourself or purchase from HostKana for $15 a month.

          February 23, 2017 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • Javier:

      I think it’s $10/mo now.

      February 23, 2017 @ 1:51 pm | Reply
    • Some guy on the internet:

      I mean, is there a “reasonablypricedbox”?

      February 23, 2017 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
  2. Jaewon K.:

    Can you mount a custom ISO file?(windows desktop OS)

    February 23, 2017 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
  3. Any panel?solusvm?

    February 23, 2017 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Yes, however, SolusVM is our backend– but it can be provided upon request.

      Have a great day!

      February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
  4. Martyn Day:

    Very tempted, shame no 3 month discount on The Big Kana

    February 23, 2017 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
  5. Here’s a benchmark of The Big Kana… fairly worse than my $6 from an alternative host, hmmm…

    alternative specs just for comparison

    February 24, 2017 @ 1:41 am | Reply
    • Jaewon K.:

      Well, to be fair, their services are around 3 times expensive than HostKana’s..

      February 25, 2017 @ 3:11 am | Reply
      • The one I have is $6 from Low End Box….. how’s that 3x more then there $10 package?

        February 27, 2017 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
        • David:

          smir who do you have for $6? whats the hosting company?

          June 5, 2017 @ 4:07 am | Reply
        • David:

          oh nevermind i see it now

          June 5, 2017 @ 4:12 am | Reply
    • TL;DR canceled the other day, doubt they’ll get a refund.

      February 27, 2017 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
    • claim made via paypal, no response what so ever from hostkana, shocking company. Got my money back today.

      March 15, 2017 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
  6. Susan:

    Try to order the The Big Kana here at LEB and sends me to standard plan. Your site says 7 big kana left in the “LowEndBox – VPS Pool Hosting” section, that links also sends me to standard plan?

    February 24, 2017 @ 3:53 am | Reply
    • Susan:

      Ordered at 6am CST this morning and still no service… Finally got setup but no pool is working, cannot get IP to respond. I hope and pray this is only a fluke.

      February 24, 2017 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
    • Susan:

      Had to give up and cancel services.

      February 25, 2017 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
    • Susan:

      Still trying to get money back…

      February 27, 2017 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Susan:

      Only fair to report that I did get refund today. Took two tries but they did refund…

      February 28, 2017 @ 10:21 pm | Reply
  7. Gamer:

    Windows is available to install? If so which? And if i buy the big kana resource pool, i can create more then 1 vps with my purchased resources?

    February 24, 2017 @ 4:28 am | Reply
  8. Nitin Naresh:

    Worst of the worst services, I purchased the The Big Kana server from them 5 hours back.

    None of the resource pool, I created works, it seems that a novice with no idea about hosting, cloud and resource pool has started a hosting company. No technical knowledge.

    No feedback and response in last 5 hours. Do not recommend them at all.

    I am going to dispute my money with paypal, I paid them for the entire year and if they do not resolve the issue, I will dispute my money with paypal today itself.


    February 24, 2017 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
    • Jaewon K.:

      i’ve ordered one about 6hrs ago, and it’s still ‘pending’…

      February 25, 2017 @ 7:02 am | Reply
  9. Vijay:

    I am looking for linux based VPS with free cPanel.

    Does this Big Kana plan come with cPanel kind of easy interface and manage websites?

    Please help me.

    February 25, 2017 @ 5:58 am | Reply
    • Jaewon K.:

      get a vm running an install webmin or vestacp or ispconfig or any other free web manager of your choice!

      February 25, 2017 @ 7:03 am | Reply
  10. tsouhaieb:

    i do not recommend it, the service is bad, i create a server but i cannot connect to it neither using ssh or vnc, do not buy it, if only there was a way to get a refund

    February 25, 2017 @ 8:12 am | Reply
    • Nike Ram:

      Yes, and also they will not give you 5 IP Addresses just one only .

      February 25, 2017 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
    • Jaewon K.:

      5.7.1 During the first fourteen days of service you are entitled to a full, no questions asked refund excluding as set forth in sections 5.7, 5.7.2, 5.7.3, and 12.5; as well as exclusions listed in section 2 above. For the remaining time your refund will be prorated and factored at the full discretion of HostKana.

      Part of their ToS. I’m gonna request a refund…

      February 25, 2017 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
  11. Thanks all for the feedback. I did not like the fact that the owners of the provider did not refute even a single claim. There is only one Lowend provider who has successfully done the virtualization. I am not sure if I am allowed to mention in a post on another providers.
    There is one provider who gives it and they are very responsive.
    When I wanted more resources, they migrated me to the higher plan without any down time. I can assign any resource to any of my VMs and it is dynamically (no downtime).
    The mentioned features are all possible, but I guess you need to have a mature provider.

    February 25, 2017 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
  12. is this still available??

    The Big Kana
    5120 MB RAM
    5120 MB Swap
    5x vCPU
    130GB SSD-Accelerated Space
    7.5TB transfer
    1Gbps uplink
    5x IPv4
    IPv6 Support
    DDoS protected

    is it windows server?
    if yes please update the link I need to buy 2 from them

    March 2, 2017 @ 9:59 am | Reply
  13. Barry B:

    I signed up with HostKana for their Big Kana plan. It took several hours after payment for them to activate my services. They have to manually provision the IP address once you create your VM. The first VM took a few hours for them to respond. The second VM has taken them a few days with only a “transferring to support department” even though the ticket was already in support. They have been nice and the VM seem stable but with a resource pool I should be able to create/drop VMs as needed and not have to wait several days for an IP address to get assigned.

    I have put in a cancellation and refund request.

    March 3, 2017 @ 3:57 am | Reply
  14. Wulfy:

    Had high hopes for these tried them out with the big kana and all went well for about 6 hours then i lost the ability to boot or reinstall vp’s in the cluster i submitted a ticket and got a explanation and found they had apparently resolved the issue, went to build another vps and again the same problem in the end i decided i was wasting way to much time and requested a refund, after 4 days still no refund it took the threat of opening a paypal dispute to have them return the funds.

    Shame but lesson learnt

    March 7, 2017 @ 7:19 pm | Reply
  15. Israel Borges:

    Great service! Thanks HostKana.

    March 14, 2017 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Israel Borges:

      I say this for they give-me support, my server is 4 days offline and other, was slow (5GB RAM), too/same in clean Centos 7.

      March 17, 2017 @ 2:58 am | Reply
  16. Eric:

    Not recommended!

    They offer poor service and even more poor support. Lost 2 times the connection in 1 week, and after raising a support ticket waiting for ages for a response.
    On their website they claim average response time of 23 minutes???…which is just a lie.

    I cancelled the service, there is better value for money outthere.

    March 24, 2017 @ 10:31 am | Reply

    Going on month #2 and my VPS is down again. Sent a ticket in over 5 hours ago and still no response. Their WHMCS panel cant even connect to the node. I think I’ll be cancelling soon.

    April 10, 2017 @ 1:37 am | Reply

      Well, after 48 hours of “We’re trying to figure out why our node is down” replies, I cancelled and requested a refund since I havent had any service since my last payment. We’ll see how that goes. This company is a fast sinking ship.

      April 13, 2017 @ 1:23 am | Reply
      • DESYNERGY:

        5 days later and still no reply on a refund. I suggest anyone else that didnt get what you paid for, put in a dispute with PayPal.

        April 18, 2017 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
  18. Jay:

    horrible support, down for + 1 week now and nothing more than “we are looking into it” – generic canned response.

    April 13, 2017 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  19. wulfy:

    @Matt Zelasko can this offer be canned as its evident there is a huge issue (myself experienced this plus a multitude of others) and will continue to catch others out while the link backs are available

    April 13, 2017 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
  20. Andy:

    Never to try them. BAD service.

    April 15, 2017 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

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