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HostMonkey – $5 128MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 15, 2010 @ 11:57 am, by LowEndAdmin
Update December 2011 — HostMonkey was sold to WebRulon in Oct 2010, and they have just turned off their website in November.

HostMonkey Via this WHT offer. HostMonkey is a relatively new hosting company (domain registered since April 2010). They are advertising their new cheap VPS plan on WHT, starting at $5/month and you get

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

From their “Infrastructure” page they are using HostDime in Orlando FL. One of the guy there “amaZe” was the same guy behind Nixism before it was sold to HostDime.

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7 Comments

  1. Mike:

    Yay, two nameservers running on the same physical machine. Yay misconfigure PTR records. Yay HostMonkey.

    August 15, 2010 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
  2. Hmmmm, interesting Monkey design… But sound like it might not been too good? Based on the above comment at least.

    August 15, 2010 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
  3. Was on live support to these guys a couple of weeks back – They didn’t seem like the brightest apple in the basket. When I asked for a test file they said they would need to set one up – When I asked what was taking so long they told they were uploading it via FTP. I suggested they use wget. LOL

    August 15, 2010 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  4. IWTFI:

    ^^ a0x0ax0ax0a0xa0xa0x0ax0ax0a0xa0x0ax0a0xa0x0ax0a0xa

    August 15, 2010 @ 9:40 pm | Reply
  5. They didn’t seem like the brightest apple in the basket.

    Hey. I think it is very rude to call the support guys monkeys. Oh wait…

    August 16, 2010 @ 12:21 am | Reply
  6. lol

    August 16, 2010 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  7. hmmm surprising that one needs to upload a test file to the server, tell them they can create a huge dummy test file under 1 second using this command:

    #time dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=1000000000 count=1

    August 18, 2010 @ 3:45 am | Reply

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