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HostMist – $1.75 80MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 7, 2010 @ 2:46 am, by LowEndAdmin

HostMist Via this WHT offer. HostMist is celebrating its 2nd birthday and is currently offering 40% off recurring discount when you use coupon code 2years. You can now get its “Sprinkle” package for just $5.31/quarter (~$1.77/month) with the discount (direct ordering link), and you get

  • 80MB guaranteed/128MB burstable memory
  • 2GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in Seattle. Many 32bit distros are available so 80MB/128MB should be good for quite a few things. 2GB should be more than enough for a small blog or even a small community forum. Although they did have some accident back in May it’s good to see them still going after 2 years.

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33 Comments

  1. I’ve got one myself. I place my order and then go to bed. Next morning, I didn’t find my VPS details. I send a PM on WHT and they say there was a “hiccup” so they manually set up my VPS.

    100mb test:

    # wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test 
    --2010-09-07 09:36:38--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[====================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 8.66M/s   in 10s     
    
    2010-09-07 09:37:12 (9.74 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    Server load is good:

    # uptime
     09:38:58 up 23:41,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    

    Seattle has a great connection speed to China. And I hope they don’t oversell to much.

    September 7, 2010 @ 5:40 am | Reply
  2. Kiran:

    Just bought Sprinkle Plan and got instant setup. Interesting thing is i am not able to logout of their WHMCS panel. Still searching for logout button. I want to contact my eyecare soon :)

    September 7, 2010 @ 6:00 am | Reply
  3. Heh that is weird, I never noticed that logout is missing from WHMCS, I will go ahead an add that link in.

    September 7, 2010 @ 6:33 am | Reply
  4. Alright now you should be able to logout. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

    September 7, 2010 @ 6:43 am | Reply
  5. Kiran:

    @ Matthew

    Thanks it worked.

    September 7, 2010 @ 6:48 am | Reply
  6. I am just using the “Sprinkle” package, it works fine.

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:01 am | Reply
  7. guest:

    vps location is not in seattle!!

    September 7, 2010 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
  8. I am guessing you looked up the IPs – they were re-assigned to us so the location listed on the IPs might not be up to date just yet.

    By trace routing the IPs (for example: 174.34.144.154 ), you will be able to know that it is Seattle, WA based on the hops:

      4    46 ms    55 ms   105 ms  bb1-fa2-0-0.yntwoh.ameritech.net [66.73.114.115]
      5    67 ms    55 ms   103 ms  151.164.99.105
      6    57 ms    53 ms    70 ms  xe1-1.cr01.ord01.mzima.net [206.223.119.62]
      7   132 ms   125 ms   125 ms  te0-1.cr1.sea1.us.packetexchange.net [69.174.120.21]
      8   114 ms   120 ms   124 ms  ge0-ubiquity.cust.sea02.mzima.net [72.37.232.166]
      9   143 ms   114 ms   116 ms  174-34-144-154.rdns.hostmist.com [174.34.144.154]
    
    September 7, 2010 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
  9. You may also stop by our Seattle Datacenter at any time to confirm that we have our servers there :)

    September 7, 2010 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  10. guest:

    your IP block is “64.120.5.246”

    not 174.34.144.154

    September 7, 2010 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
  11. 64.120.5.246 is also in Seattle

     12   271 ms     *      248 ms  ae-7-7.ebr1.Seattle1.Level3.net [4.69.132.50]
     13   238 ms   243 ms   249 ms  ae-11-51.car1.Seattle1.Level3.net [4.68.105.2]
     14   238 ms   235 ms   241 ms  MZIMA-NETWO.car1.Seattle1.Level3.net [4.53.144.18]
     15   318 ms   324 ms     *     ge0-ubiquity.cust.sea02.mzima.net [72.37.232.166]
     16     *        *      240 ms  blizzard.hostmist.com [174.34.144.154]
     17   233 ms   238 ms   234 ms  storm.hostmist.com [64.120.5.246]
    
    Trace complete.
    
    September 7, 2010 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  12. guest:

    what is the “ubiquityservers.com” mean?

    it means hostmist using the service of ubiquityservers?

    September 7, 2010 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  13. @guest

    174.34.144.154 is the main IP of that server.

    Yes we are using Ubiquity Servers for our dedicated servers.

    September 7, 2010 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  14. Got one of these babies. So far so good. Seems to have decent ping from US, but not from Europe (understandable as they are on the West Coast):

    http://www.pingbrigade.com/result/142d6fc620f6a181af87c9632b9b685ebb5ad430#united-states

    /proc/cpuinfo says it has 4 CPU’s: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz

    Setup was not instant, but speedy. It looks like their SolusVM control panel could use a little love: no indication of where the servers are, setting the host name is quirky.

    But for the price, certainly worth a try.

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
  15. Forgot to mention that one plus I found is that they have 32bit Ubuntu 10.04 available which is not common.

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
  16. Do you have HostInaBox Template?

    September 7, 2010 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
  17. Travis:

    Just tried to use Sprinkle and it says the code is not valid? Are they all used up?

    September 7, 2010 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
  18. @Travis, the coupon code is 2years. @John – Yes we have Host in a Box available, simply reinstall your VPS through the VPS panel and select Host in a Box.

    September 8, 2010 @ 1:41 am | Reply
  19. guest:

    what happen to you on May.

    data lost? or network outage? or DDOS?

    September 8, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  20. I think they had some outage with their website and they “were not in a hurry” to put the site back so it was having a temporary page for an extend amount of time.

    September 8, 2010 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
  21. @LowEndAdmin

    We are working with pressure on an high availability website with instant failover. I don’t think this will happen again once we completed the setup.

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  22. guest:

    @Richard
    how about customer’s vps data?

    are the data safe? I mean the VPS
    not the official web page.

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
  23. @guest

    We have 4 HDDs with dual Hardware RAID 1 running in our VPS nodes. It’s definitely safer then running RAID 10. Even if 2 HDDs fail, the server would still be running and as an extra security we still have nightly R1Soft backups running backing up all your data.

    September 8, 2010 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  24. We are currently out of stock, we are still waiting for additional IPs. Then we will be able to offer VPS again.

    September 8, 2010 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
  25. @guest No VPS services were affected in any way by the May incident. Host Mist’s site was the only thing that went down and it appeared on the temp page because DNS propagation takes time to go between servers. Now though, I have a DNS cluster so that no longer will happen.

    Stock will be updated once we get the new block of IPs in.

    September 9, 2010 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  26. hola:

    will you oversell the vps,
    since you are continue to promotion

    September 9, 2010 @ 6:39 am | Reply
  27. @hola

    Rest assureds that we still have plenty of free ressources left on that node. If it requires an upgrade we still have plenty of room for more.

    September 9, 2010 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  28. By the way we do have all VPS in stock again.

    September 9, 2010 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  29. hola:

    it’s cool!!

    btw, can I choose the IP which I want
    in your IP block list

    September 9, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  30. Submit a ticket after order and we will list a range of IPs for you to pick and we will change it.

    September 9, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  31. wappi:

    It appears that the code is no longer valid…

    September 19, 2010 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  32. The Promotion was limited to 2 weeks. We will have another promotion soon.

    September 19, 2010 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  33. wappi:

    Can’t wait. 80MB were pretty good for a low-end box.

    September 19, 2010 @ 7:36 pm | Reply

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