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HostMyBytes – Pooled VPS Resources in Los Angeles starting at 3 VPS for $1.58/month!

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: March 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am, by Frank Williams

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Jonathan, from HostMyBytes, contacted us with some attractive pooled VPS offers in Los Angeles for the LowEndBox community. This offer uses pooled resources for VPS instances. You can buy one plan and then divide it into multiple VPS instances at your desired specifications. And to make this happen, they are also bundling in a generous amount of IPv4! Additionally, their Los Angeles location supports IPv6, just in case that feature is important to you.

Here’s what they had to say:

“HostMyBytes was born out of necessity, and today is well over four years old. We created HostMyBytes to fill our own needs and high standards for excellent hosting services. Then we decided to share our vision, processes and high standards with the world. Web hosting is what HostMyBytes does, and we strive to do it consistently better than any other company.”

***Want a freebie? Well you got it, they stated our readers just need to open a ticket after your order, mention you’re from LEB, and they will provide you with a free month on any plan that you order, so long you mention you’re from LEB***

3x VPS Pool Special

  • 3GB RAM
  • 3 CPU Cores
  • 80GB HDD
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • Create 3 VPS’s
  • 3 x IPv4
  • 400 x IPv6
  • OpenVZ
  • $19/yr
  • [ORDER]
5x VPS Pool Special

  • 5GB RAM
  • 5 CPU Cores
  • 150GB HDD
  • 5TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • Create 5 VPS’s
  • 5 x IPv4
  • 400 x IPv6
  • OpenVZ
  • $29/yr
  • [ORDER]
10x VPS Pool Special

  • 10GB RAM
  • 10 CPU Cores
  • 300GB HDD
  • 15TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • Create 10 VPS’s
  • 10 x IPv4
  • 400 x IPv6
  • OpenVZ
  • $55/yr
  • [ORDER]
15x VPS Pool Special

  • 16GB RAM
  • 15 CPU Cores
  • 500GB HDD
  • 30TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • Create 15 VPS’s
  • 15 x IPv4
  • 400 x IPv6
  • OpenVZ
  • $99/yr
  • [ORDER]

HostMyBytes started offering VPS services back in 2014. Jonathan told us that they have over 13,000 active customers and that they are growing fast. For those interested, their WHOIS information is public. HostMyBytes supports payment through PayPal, Credit Cards, Alipay, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. An interesting note, their support statistics is shown in their about page. Based from the data, it seems their support is pretty good. Kindly read their Terms of Service, Acceptable Use and Privacy Policy before making any purchase.

Host Node Specifications
– Dual Intel Xeon E5’s or Intel Xeon E3’s
– Minimum 32GB to 64 GB RAM
– 4x 2TB Enterprise Drives
– Hardware RAID10 with CacheVault
– 1Gbps uplink

Network information

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Test IPv4: 204.152.218.25

Please let us know your feedback and if you have any questions/comments!

32 Comments

  1. Tim Newbold:

    Bought a VPS pool here last year, still using it. I love their interface :)

    March 25, 2019 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  2. Mike:

    DON’T FALL FOR IT!
    Look at all the negative reviews.
    It’s a scam.

    March 25, 2019 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
  3. Mike:

    DON’T FALL FOR IT!
    Look at all the negative reviews.
    It’s a scam.

    March 25, 2019 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  4. emerson:

    Just enrolled in today. The client area seems to be running slow. But I was spin a vpn out of my 3. speeds looks all right.
    If there is any tool that you want me to run, I can run and test it.
    I’ve run speedtest-cli. and here is the result:

    Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
    Selecting best server based on ping…
    Hosted by Sprint (Cheyenne, WY) [9.89 km]: 118.567 ms
    Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
    Download: 42.79 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed…………………………………………………………………………………………
    Upload: 119.82 Mbit/s

    Looks good to me. Hopefully it stays the same!

    March 26, 2019 @ 10:28 am | Reply
  5. Terry:

    I bought a 10x VPS pool plan. So far so good :)

    March 26, 2019 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  6. Mathieu:

    I have already been a client with this host, it was a good server in Montreal (but no longer offered).

    During the last Boxing Day, he put a promotion for VPS Pool, I tried to buy one as my contract expired with them. I completed my payment quickly with Paypal, I provided the details in a support ticket, but I never had my product active. I opened several tickets because neither the billing department nor the technical support was able to complete the transaction and I always had to raise them to have the least answer, sometimes never arrived.

    I have been refund twice (for two attempts) by Paypal because I opened a dispute and the host has never responded.

    I strongly advise, I do not trust anymore.

    March 27, 2019 @ 3:22 am | Reply
  7. rogerroger:

    Just enrolled in today. The client area seems to be running slow. But I was spin a vpn out of my 3. speeds looks all right.
    If there is any tool that you want me to run, I can run and test it.
    I’ve run speedtest-cli. and here is the result:

    Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
    Selecting best server based on ping…
    Hosted by Sprint (Cheyenne, WY) [9.89 km]: 118.567 ms
    Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
    Download: 42.79 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed…………………………………………………………………………………………
    Upload: 119.82 Mbit/s

    Looks good to me. Hopefully it stays the same!

    March 27, 2019 @ 5:20 am | Reply
  8. It’s cheap VPS, i’m thinking about to add crypto payment!

    March 28, 2019 @ 3:22 am | Reply
  9. akis:

    Just ordered the 5x VPS Pool Special but not UK available ?
    Is it going to be available soon sir ?
    Thanks.

    March 29, 2019 @ 9:39 am | Reply
  10. slarky:

    why don’t you just give a ipv6/64 block?

    March 29, 2019 @ 11:15 am | Reply
  11. Edward:

    Be careful this service does not work is very slow and no refund,

    Unfortunately, we do not offer a refund.

    Kisha W.
    HostMyBytes

    March 31, 2019 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
  12. Edward Hernandez:

    Be careful this service does not work and no refund.

    Unfortunately, we do not offer a refund.

    Kisha W.
    HostMyBytes

    March 31, 2019 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
  13. Does the 3-day refund policy applies to these offerings? Hard to tell from your Terms of Service.

    April 1, 2019 @ 11:11 am | Reply
  14. Daniel Yel:

    I grabbed one. But speed is a huge difference between test IP and my VPS. 15.5kB/s vs test IP 11.1MB/s
    Is this some kind of April joke?

    $ wget http://107.189.11.3x/testfile
    –2019-04-02 00:28:34– http://107.189.11.3x/testfile
    Connecting to 107.189.11.3x:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M)
    Saving to: ‘testfile.8’

    testfile.8 0%[ ] 120.67K 15.5KB/s eta 96m 52s^C

    wget http://repos.lax-noc.com/speedtests/100mb.bin
    –2019-04-02 00:28:25– http://repos.lax-noc.com/speedtests/100mb.bin
    Resolving repos.lax-noc.com (repos.lax-noc.com)… 198.55.111.5, 2607:fcd0:0:a::2
    Connecting to repos.lax-noc.com (repos.lax-noc.com)|198.55.111.5|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found
    Location: http://112.17.13.216/files/50950000012F8133/repos.lax-noc.com/speedtests/100mb.bin [following]
    –2019-04-02 00:28:25– http://112.17.13.216/files/50950000012F8133/repos.lax-noc.com/speedtests/100mb.bin
    Connecting to 112.17.13.216:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: ‘100mb.bin.4’

    100mb.bin.4
    28%[=====================> ] 28.94M 11.1MB/s ^C

    April 1, 2019 @ 12:31 pm | Reply
  15. Matt J:

    I’d recommend against HostMyBytes. Their support is responsive but in all honesty not very helpful. ssh in times are ofter 60seconds just to get to the bash prompt. Serving text only WP pages (my images are on cloudfront/s3) time out.

    Simply you are not getting 3 CPU cores nor 3GB of ram. Given I have struggled to get 0.3% CPU allocation you can image how oversubscibed they are.

    In short you would be better off plugging a raspberry pi into a 56k modem.

    AVOID YOU ARE WASTING YOUR MONEY AND THEY DO NOT REFUND SPECIAL OFFERS

    April 2, 2019 @ 3:38 am | Reply
  16. Matt J:

    I would recommend avoiding HostMyBytes. I signed up but their performance is so bad it is completly unusable. Be prepared for 60sec+ ssh login times, web page timouts and unhelpful (though responsive) support. The servers are clearly massively oversubscribed with some seriously high load customers.

    You would be better off with a raspberry pi and 56k modem.

    They also wont refund so my warning is DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY LIKE I JUST HAVE

    April 2, 2019 @ 3:47 am | Reply
  17. Shakeel:

    you should improve your customer support first and give a proper response to your existing customers.

    April 2, 2019 @ 6:48 am | Reply
  18. Erik Ashfolk:

    Pre-Sales Support is very VERY BAD. Luckily i+we did not buy any VPS-POOL PLAN yet, we asked questions 1st, before we’re sorry or get cheated or loose or have headache.

    We even created an account to get better support, but it is same or worst.

    Their sales-support informed, after our inquiry, after days/week of waiting : rDNS/Reverse-DNS/PTR record cannot be set for IP-Address in VPS-Pool !!!

    Then how can an account-holder run MAIL-SERVER in VPS-POOL servers ? without the rDNS/PTR set correctly, any sent eMails will be rejected and/or identified as SPAM, and then VPS-POOL SERVER’s IP-address will be submitted into SPAM/BAN-LIST !

    AND NO-GUARANTEE ON ANY-TYPE OF PLAN’S BANDWIDTH/BW, AND, NO DETAIL INFO ON BW (Upload speed) SHARED IN-BETWEEN HOW MANY VPS/KVM SERVERS, AND NO INFO ON WHAT IS HMB’s MAX UPLOAD BW/SPEED TO THEIR ISP, AND NO INFO ON IF THEY HAVE ANY REDUNDANT ISP OR NOT.

    See other COMMENTs made under their previous/OTHER few deals.

    BE-VERY-CAREFUL WITH THESE VPS-POOL PLANS FROM THIS SERVICE-PROVIDER.

    We’re still waiting for their response for our support-ticket.

    April 2, 2019 @ 7:04 am | Reply
  19. Erik Ashfolk:

    Pre-Sales Support is very VERY BAD !

    Luckily we did not buy any VPS-POOL PLAN yet, we asked QUESTIONS 1ST, before we’re sorry or get-cheated or have-headache.

    We even created an account to get better support, but it is same or worst !

    They auto-close support-ticket after 24 or 48 hours, without even any response/answer !!

    Their sales-support has informed us, after our inquiry, and after our multiple requests, after days/week of waiting, that, rDNS/Reverse-DNS/PTR record cannot be set for IP-Address in VPS-Pool !!!

    Then how can an account-holder run MAIL-SERVER in VPS-POOL servers ? without the rDNS/PTR set correctly, any sent eMAILs will be rejected and/or identified as SPAM, and then VPS-POOL SERVER’s IP-address will be submitted into SPAM/BAN-LIST !

    if you do NOT allow rDNS or MAIL-SERVER, THEN JUST SAY IT IN YOUR ADVERTISING, OR ARE YOU DOING THIS RESTRICTION TO ONLY-SOME ?!

    AND HMB HAS NO-GUARANTEE ON ANY-TYPE OF PLAN’S BANDWIDTH/BW/Speed ! NO DETAIL INFO ON BW (Upload speed) SHARED IN-BETWEEN HOW MANY OTHER VPS/KVM SERVERS ! NO INFO ON WHAT IS HMB’s MAX UPLOAD BW/SPEED WITH THEIR ISP ! NO INFO ON IF THEY HAVE ANY REDUNDANT-ISP OR NOT.

    See other COMMENTs made under their previous/OTHER few LEB offers/deals.

    BE-VERY-CAREFUL WITH THESE VPS-POOL PLANS FROM THIS SERVICE-PROVIDER.

    We’re still waiting & waiting days after days for their response for our support-ticket.

    Most SLOWEST SUPPORT SERVICE i’ve+we’ve seen from any VPS/Hosting Service Provider.

    April 2, 2019 @ 8:17 am | Reply
  20. Never got a response so I’ll ask again. Does the 3-day refund policy apply to these LEB offerings??

    April 2, 2019 @ 9:58 am | Reply
  21. D Z:

    Client area, down again. lol
    All VPSs are crapped out also. Go figure.

    April 2, 2019 @ 10:29 am | Reply
  22. Erik Ashfolk:

    To Everyone, HostMyBytes Pre-Sales Support is very VERY BAD !

    Luckily we did not buy any VPS-POOL PLAN yet, we ASKED QUESTIONS 1ST, before we’re sorry or get-cheated or have-headache.

    We checked their guide-articles, and then even created an account to get better support, but it is almost-none or worst !

    They AUTO-CLOSE support-TICKET after 24 or 48 hours, without even any response/answer !!

    Their sales-support has informed us, after our inquiry, and after our multiple requests, after days/week of waiting, that, rDNS/Reverse-DNS/PTR RECORD CANNOT BE SET for IP-Address in VPS-Pool !!!

    in that case, how can an HMB-account-holder run MAIL-SERVER(s) inside a VPS-POOL server ? without the rDNS/PTR set correctly, any sent eMAILs will be rejected very-likely and/or identified as SPAM, and then VPS-POOL SERVER’s IP-address will be submitted/entered into various SPAM/BAN-LIST !

    HMB, if you do NOT allow rDNS or MAIL-SERVER, THEN JUST SAY/CLARIFY IT IN YOUR VPS-POOL ADVERTISING, OR ARE YOU DOING THIS RESTRICTION TO ONLY-SOME ACCOUNT OR BASED ON YOUR OWN CHOICE ?!

    AND HMB HAS NO-GUARANTEE ON ANY-TYPE OF PLAN’S BANDWIDTH/BW/Speed ! NO DETAIL INFO ON BW (Upload speed) SHARED IN-BETWEEN HOW MANY OTHER VPS/KVM SERVERS ! NO INFO ON WHAT IS HMB’s MAX UPLOAD BW/SPEED WITH THEIR ISP ! NO INFO ON IF THEY HAVE ANY REDUNDANT/FAIL-SAFE ISP OR NOT.

    See other people’s COMMENTs made for their PREVIOUS/OTHER few LEB OFFERS/deals. Users are complaining that upload/download is almost close to ZERO into/from their paid VPS/Servers !

    BE-VERY-CAREFUL WITH THESE VPS-POOL PLANS (WITH INADEQUATE DETAILS) FROM THIS SERVICE-PROVIDER.

    We’re still waiting & waiting days after days for their response for our support-ticket, and in the mean time they increased the $15/yr plan price into $19/yr !

    Most SLOWEST+…SUPPORT SERVICE i’ve+we’ve seen from any VPS/Hosting Service Provider.

    April 2, 2019 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  23. Leo:

    Ordered a 5 core VPS, nothing works and they are not answering tickets all day.

    April 2, 2019 @ 11:47 am | Reply
  24. Vince:

    Unfortunately I have to jump in the bandwagon and strongly recommend against using hostmybytes.
    Their support is not helpful and they actually delete the whole support thread when you start pointing out that they haven’t answered your questions. I purchased two VPS from them last year for $90 total that I just gave up on since they wouldn’t help and deleted the ticket. I mean, they didn’t just close the ticket, they actually deleted it, as if it never existed. Stay away!!!
    Worse VPS experience,

    April 3, 2019 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
  25. Leo:

    It was pretty impossible to set up working servers in chosen locations but to their credit, they did send a refund when I requested it within 24 hours. Their facility for setting up servers is great but unfortunately it does not seem to ensure that they will actually work.

    April 5, 2019 @ 6:56 am | Reply
  26. Joe:

    GARBAGE PROVIDER, DON’T USE THEM. I got a VPS from them last year (4gb for $30/yr) and it is very clear that in this instance, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Their server has been nothing but slow and just plain terrible. The disc IO seems to be very oversubscribed to the point where things just hang. They even moved my VPS to another “node” which did almost nothing to improve the situation. My DigitalOcean 1gb droplet is faster than this. It seems really good, but ultimately their service is crap and their support is unfriendly.

    April 5, 2019 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
  27. Run, Don’t walk, Run from this company. A complete scam. 4 cpu and 4 GB Server loaded a simple page four to 5 times slower than my development vps with 1 GB ram. Another server at a different data center would not allow SSH at all. The support flow chart has about two steps and then they suggest you recreate the server. Fine while my product is in development not so much fun once site is up and runnng I don’t know why I expected differenlty but Ii did, my mistake. Don’t be like me

    Look eleswhere.

    April 11, 2019 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
  28. Hdd:

    Be careful, their service is terrible. And they do not offer any refunds under any circumstance, even when they failed to provide the useable service you’ve paid for.

    I have had 7 VPSes on HostMyBytes and once was satisfied with them one year ago, but now I’m moving all of my VPSes out of them and will never use their service again.

    They are obviously overselling and their VPS disk performance is ultimately terrible. It often took forever to finish an apt upgrade command, and when I asked support regarding the problem, they just repeated the same sentences “We continuously monitor the load average to maintain the load on the host node to avoid such issues, your server will be online shortly.” and by “shortly” they meant over a week.

    The last two VPSes I’ve bought from them were also having the same performance issue since the first minute, it took 7 hours just to finish 4% percent of an apt upgrade command, on both of the VPSes on different nodes. And their support just can’t solve the issue, and when I requested for a refund because they failed to provide a workable service I’ve just paid for, do you know what they replied? They said, “We do not offer any refunds under any circumstance.”

    That’s it.

    April 12, 2019 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
    • Zurg:

      People need to start doing CC charge-backs on this company.
      My nodes have been up at most 3 days (2 times in 3 weeks), and usually crap out every other day.

      April 14, 2019 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
  29. eman:

    Alpharacks bought HostmyBytes and started screwing with all existing customers of HostMyBytes for the kicks

    May 5, 2019 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
    • Matt:

      THIS. My account is gone and inacessable after the buyout.
      As if the services weren’t shit enough, now we have AlphraRacks being Alpharacks… whom I thoroughly avoid

      May 8, 2019 @ 12:15 am | Reply
  30. Boris:

    Terrible service – STEER CLEAR OF HOSTMYBYTES!!

    Unable to access my VPS box for the last 3 month!!! Their control panel server is constantly down.
    Their support is a joke!

    You’ve been warned, DO NOT SIGN UP with HOSTMYBYTES!

    July 9, 2019 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

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