HostMada – OpenVZ VPS starting from $6/quarter for 512MB in Scranton, PA

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 18, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Jonathan Tan

HostMada

Andrea, from HostMada, has written us to share their first offer for the LowEndBox community. There are 3 plans to choose from that uses OpenVZ virtualization with good amount of disk storage. The location of the service is in Scranton, P.A. USA.

Host node information is not available, other than the port speed is 1Gbps.

OVZ-1

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 1x vCPU Core
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6/quarter
  • Order here
OVZ-2

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB Swap
  • 2x vCPU Core
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3.99/month
  • Order here
OVZ-3

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB Swap
  • 2x vCPU Core
  • 150GB HDD space
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5.99/month
  • Order here

HostMada was founded in 2013 by a group of IT professionals to introduce a new standard in the fast changing environment of web hosting. Their mission is to achieve 100% satisfaction through professional service and friendly support. For domain information, it was also created last 2013 and the WHOIS information is public. Please note that they are not a registered company yet. We recommend our readers to be cautious in dealing with non registered companies. For people who have experience with them, kindly share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Supported payment methods include PayPal and Direct Credit Card. Their website states that there is a 7 day Money back guarantee. It is unclear however if this is pro-rated or not. We encourage our readers to read their Terms of Service before making any purchase.

Network information

Scranton, P.A. USA
Test IPv4: 104.193.10.2
Test file: http://www.quadix.co/bigtest.xz
Looking glass: http://bgp.he.net/AS46664

37 Comments

  1. booked order
    waiting for vps

    September 19, 2015 @ 9:05 am | Reply
  2. Andrea:

    Hello Gauri,
    the VPSes are provided instantly once the payment is processed.
    Some of them were in error due to “Invalid hostname” typed during the order form.

    I fixed them manually and they have been created successfully.

    September 19, 2015 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  3. OfficeUser:

    Hello,

    Don’t see an option for a different template. How would one get a Debian 8.2 base template loaded?

    September 19, 2015 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
    • Hello,
      the default template is CentOS 5 64bit but you can choose your favorite linux distribution after the activation by reinstalling the VPS from the SolusVM Panel.

      September 21, 2015 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
  4. cfarence:

    Test IP is down

    September 20, 2015 @ 1:56 am | Reply
    • Hello,
      I apologize but the IP was not correct.
      Test IP: 104.193.10.1

      September 21, 2015 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
  5. still myorder is pending

    September 20, 2015 @ 4:22 am | Reply
  6. how can we rate this support?
    so dull

    September 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
  7. sorry it was my mistake
    good service

    September 20, 2015 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
    • Hello,
      I’m pleased to see that you are satisfied of our service!
      As stated in the ticket the payment was not been processed reason for which it was still “Pending”.

      September 21, 2015 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
  8. Running for two years and not a registered company?

    September 20, 2015 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
    • Hello,
      we are in the process of registering it, the expansion came mainly in these months.
      As you know these kind of procedures/tasks are a bit longer and they may take some time to be completed.

      September 21, 2015 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  9. Chris:

    Do you support TUN/TAP and Docker? (kernel 042stab105.4)

    September 20, 2015 @ 11:49 pm | Reply
    • Hello,
      TUN/TAP is enabled upon request for security reasons.
      Once the server is activated open a support ticket by requesting to enable this function.

      September 21, 2015 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
  10. Gregoz:

    I purchased the OVZ-1. Setup was fast and so far all seems good.

    September 21, 2015 @ 12:48 am | Reply
  11. bma:

    Test IP does not respond to ping

    September 21, 2015 @ 5:27 am | Reply
    • Hello,
      as said previously to @Tom the correct IP is 104.193.10.1

      September 21, 2015 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  12. ikhlaque ahmed:

    OVZ-2 purchased and it consumed 2TB Bandwidth within 5-6 hrs?
    i just installed cent os and it consumed that much data,than i sent support ticket and they said they are resetting my vps and this for last time,again within 2-3 hrs again all bandwidth exceed,

    hows that possible 2nd time even i just opened it in putty and all that happened ?who is consuming bandwidth ?????????

    so there are question on this issue.
    Ticket ID: 595079

    September 24, 2015 @ 7:04 am | Reply
    • Andrea:

      Hello Ikhlaque,
      as said in the ticket there is no way for us to manipulate bandwidth usage.
      We resetted your bandwidth after few hours it has been exceeded again.

      There was surely something more than a simple “2nd time even just opened it in putty ”
      I pasted you the graph with the traffic usage and its details.

      As you know we are always open to help you and provide eventually other logs via ticket.

      September 24, 2015 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
  13. Anetik:

    Hello. The test file url provided is behind CloudFlare. Could you please provide the url to test connection speed to you directly?

    September 24, 2015 @ 10:15 am | Reply
    • Andrea:

      Hello,
      Sure! Ping/Traceroute to: 104.193.10.1

      September 24, 2015 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Andrea:

      Hello,
      Please open a support ticket for a different test file link.
      Thank you.

      September 24, 2015 @ 9:16 pm | Reply
  14. I purchased an OVZ-2 it was very quick for the first couple of hours, but then it started to slow down and came to a bit of a halt. It has now restarted to a moderate speed (not fast, but not the worst vps I have used) and remained there. I did then notice that there was no swap space showing on the control panel or the server, I raised a ticket with support asking about the vswap and they said:
    ‘As stated in SolusVM/OpenVZ documentation:
    “VSwap is calculated from the amount of burst memory you add to a virtual server. For example, if you specify 512MB Ram and 1024MB Burst the VSwap would be 512MB (1024MB – 512MB = 512MB).”‘
    These seems to be more an instruction regarding the setup of the vps server through solusvm/openvz and not something that I can affect as a user!!!
    I have now run out of memory at 1Gb and programs have now been closed by the system so although they state 1Gb memory AND 1Gb vswap this does not appear to be the case.

    Although the cpu allocation appears to be ‘ok’, certainly the about my expectation for the price, the memory is not what they have promised. So I am disappointed with their offering.

    September 24, 2015 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
    • Andrea:

      Hello,
      it has been clarified and solved via ticket as you can confirm.
      Everything should be back as usual now.

      September 26, 2015 @ 10:20 am | Reply
  15. Redwolf:

    Can I use Owncloud with y’alls VPS? and do you have a template for Owncloud? also what templates are available for install? Thank You Redwolf

    September 25, 2015 @ 1:43 pm | Reply
    • Hello,
      the default template is CentOS 5 64 bit but you can change it in any moment from your SolusVM Panel with the following ones:
      – CentOS 5,6,7 32/64 bit
      – Debian 6,7,8 32/64 bit
      – Ubuntu 10,12,14 32/64 bit
      – Scientific 6 32/64 bit
      – Fedora 19,20 32/64 bit

      There is no template with owncloud pre-installed. You will need to install it yourself.

      September 26, 2015 @ 10:23 am | Reply
  16. farijiel:

    hey,,
    is torrent seeding allowed.??

    September 27, 2015 @ 8:24 am | Reply
    • Hello,
      I apologize but it’s not allowed due to abuses involed in it.

      October 5, 2015 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  17. I need a windows server, does anyone have a lowendbox windows plan?

    September 27, 2015 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
  18. Does anyone have a lowendbox windows vps plan? I need to get one

    September 27, 2015 @ 4:41 pm | Reply
  19. I wants to use the vps for bulk mailing. do you allow?

    October 1, 2015 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
    • Hello,
      I apologize but the VPS packages are not meant to be used for bulk mailing since it usually leads to spamming.

      October 5, 2015 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  20. Jason:

    Couldn’t install the Ubuntu 14 x86 image but I had success with the Ubuntu 14 x86_x64 one though. Http transfer speeds from the VM using a 1gb test file match that of the test file presented above.

    October 11, 2015 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Hello Jason,
      The template was successfully replaced few hours later your message with the latest one available.
      The current one was corrupted as discussed via support ticket.

      December 10, 2015 @ 12:18 am | Reply
  21. fb:

    I had the service for a month or so. The service is excellent comparing to the VPS I had in the past. I opened a support ticket due to lack of a template OS and it was resolved within a few hours — good! The ping reply is about 33ms from where I am. I would recommend it any day.

    November 19, 2015 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Hello,
      thank you very much for your feedback, we really appreciate it!

      December 10, 2015 @ 12:20 am | Reply

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