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Hostodo – $12/year 512MB VPS in Los Angeles or Miami

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 29, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

hostodo com 2015-03-10 06-15-20Hassan, from Hostodo, has sent in some offers to LowEndBox. While two of them were identical to last time, the one below drew my attention and I considered it quite interesting.

The offer

This is by all means a very cheap and competitive offer. Whether it’s sustainable, though, I don’t know yet. Then again, at just 12 bucks a year it could be considered worth the risk. And if it turns out to work well, it’s an amazing deal. Hostodo is a registered company in Detroit, Michigan (as ODO Services LLC) and recently expanded to Miami. In Miami they offer a “huge discount on IPv4 addresses”, so that may be interesting to those still serving people with ancient OS or Palm Pilots. For all up-to-date people there’s a /112 IPv6 subnet included. Combined with SNI, you could serve the world with this machine. Reviews on the last post were fairly positive, though some remarks were made about Hassan’s former adventure ‘ReverseHosts’ and a somewhat improper ending of that one. It seems as though he has turned things around. Regardless, we’re still looking to hear from those that try out this offer!

Payments can be made using PayPal, Credit Card, and Bitcoin (all through Stripe). No SPAM and no torrenting are the ground rules. For more details on what will get your ass whooped and server terminated, please read their Terms of Service!

Network information

Quadranet – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Test IPv4: LA.hostodo.com
Test IPv6: LA6.hostodo.com
Test file: http://LA.hostodo.com/100mb.test

Quadranet – Miami, FL, USA
Test IPv4: MIA.hostodo.com
Test IPv6: MIA6.hostodo.com
Test file: http://MIA.hostodo.com/100mb.test

34 Comments

  1. i have a 256m ram vps in la, use it for personal proxy,pretty good !

    May 29, 2015 @ 1:55 am | Reply
  2. Ordered me another VPS from them (didn’t know they were in Miami). Can’t comment on uptime since I don’t monitor it or login much but performance is good and support is a bit better than some of the other VPSs I have.

    May 29, 2015 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  3. Rafa:

    It sounds like a very good DEAL, lot of space and good performance.
    Checked with vHWINFO:
    Performance is
    wget --no-check-certificate https://vhwinfo.com/vhwinfo.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    Results are:

    May 29, 2015 @ 11:12 am | Reply
  4. Rafa:

    ____
    _____/\ \ __ ___ _______ ____________
    /\ / \___\ _ _ / / / / | / / _/ | / / ____/ __ \
    / \ \ / / | | / / /_/ /| | /| / // // |/ / /_ / / / /
    / \ \/___/ \ | |/ / __ / | |/ |/ // // /| / __/ / /_/ /
    / \_________\ |___/_/ /_/ |__/|__/___/_/ |_/_/ \____/
    \ / / vHWINFO 1.1 May 2015 | https://vhwinfo.com

    hostname: miami.xxxxxx.com (public ip xxx.xxx.xxx)
    SO: Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) 32 bits
    kernel: 2.6.32-042stab108.2
    virtual: OpenVZ
    cpu: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz
    vcpu: 4 cores / 6999.24 bogomips
    RAM: 512 MB (3% used) / swap 1024 MB (3% used)
    HD: 100G (1% used) / speed 1.4 GB/s (probably SSD)
    cachefly 10MB: 95.5 MB/s (probably Gigabit Port)

    root@miami:~#

    May 29, 2015 @ 11:14 am | Reply
  5. SoFarSoMeh:

    I signed up this morning. The process was fast and painless. The VPS was available immediately. Then I went to the panel and installed Ubuntu 14.04 minimal (great choices of OSes BTW). That too was fast, and I was in my VPS in less than a minute. But a simple “apt-get update” didn’t work and stayed stuck on an ipv6 address. I haven’t looked into it yet but I suspect there is a problem with the routing. I’ll contact support and see how well that works. I’ll report here my experience.

    May 29, 2015 @ 11:25 am | Reply
    • SoFarSoMeh:

      Update: I created a support ticket and the problem was fixed and explained to me within an hour, which was a nice touch. The ipv6 problem is solved, my VPS is fully functional. I am happy with the service, honestly I didn’t expect the issue to be solved within even 24h for $12/year, yet it was in 1h. I’m happy. I have found a replacement for chicagovps that’s been horrendous the past few weeks.

      May 30, 2015 @ 1:20 am | Reply
    • KermEd:

      By default, their Ubuntu install doesn’t have Nano and is set to IPv6. IPv6 doesn’t mix well with the apt servers (they dont have many IPv6 servers configured from what I read).

      You’ll need to use
      > sudo vim /etc/gai.conf

      Browse down to
      #
      # For sites which prefer IPv4 connections change the last line to
      #
      precedence ::ffff:0:0/96 100
      And press delete to remove the # before precedence.

      Then you’ll need to use the vim command :x to save and exit.

      I’m working my way through getting MEAN installed.

      June 1, 2015 @ 4:17 am | Reply
  6. Goerge:

    Why can’t I find this offer on Hostodo’s website? There are only managed services available.

    Is this an LEB exclusive? :P

    May 29, 2015 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
  7. dimon222:

    Very nice offer! Just got VPS.

    May 29, 2015 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  8. Roberto:

    Hello, do you permitthe crypto mining @ your vps using the cpu?
    Cheers

    Roberto

    May 29, 2015 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  9. Jayp:

    Opened a ticket 14 hours ago, still no response. Previous ticket was responded in the hour.

    Except that, it’s a good deal, I/O speed is good 1.6 GB/s. They should focus more on helping people than responding on this blog to thank how wonderful your review is.

    May 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  10. Pedro A:

    Rafa de donde eres?

    May 30, 2015 @ 3:12 am | Reply
  11. SoFarSoMeh:

    It looks like the LA network is a little less good than the Miami one:

    ____
    _____/\ \ __ ___ _______ ____________
    /\ / \___\ _ _ / / / / | / / _/ | / / ____/ __ \
    / \ \ / / | | / / /_/ /| | /| / // // |/ / /_ / / / /
    / \ \/___/ \ | |/ / __ / | |/ |/ // // /| / __/ / /_/ /
    / \_________\ |___/_/ /_/ |__/|__/___/_/ |_/_/ \____/
    \ / / vHWINFO 1.0 Oct 2014 | https://vhwinfo.com

    hostname: hostodo.xxxxxxxx.com (public ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)
    SO: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 32 bits
    kernel: 2.6.32-042stab106.6
    virtual: OpenVZ
    cpu: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    vcpu: 4 cores / 4200.18 bogomips
    RAM: 512 MB (7% used) / swap 1024 MB (0% used)
    HD: 99G (1% used)
    cachefly 1MB: 62.8 MB/s (probably Gigabit Port)

    May 30, 2015 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
  12. Moonk:

    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 694KB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 426KB/s

    Crazy slow network to Asia. Any money back policy?

    May 30, 2015 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  13. Vivian:

    Hassan has been very responsive when it comes to support. I’m happy to recommend him.

    May 30, 2015 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
  14. Igoe:

    opss. miami ovz out of stock :( ..
    when a new node miami available again

    May 31, 2015 @ 2:42 am | Reply
  15. ibilq:

    slow response with sales… grrrr…wrrr…

    June 1, 2015 @ 2:41 am | Reply
  16. ibilq:

    ____
    _____/\ \ __ ___ _______ ____________
    /\ / \___\ _ _ / / / / | / / _/ | / / ____/ __ \
    / \ \ / / | | / / /_/ /| | /| / // // |/ / /_ / / / /
    / \ \/___/ \ | |/ / __ / | |/ |/ // // /| / __/ / /_/ /
    / \_________\ |___/_/ /_/ |__/|__/___/_/ |_/_/ \____/
    \ / / vHWINFO 1.1 May 2015 | https://vhwinfo.com

    hostname: kzyess. (public ip xxx.xxx.12.xxx)
    SO: Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) 32 bits
    kernel: 2.6.32-042stab108.1
    virtual: OpenVZ
    cpu: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
    vcpu: 4 cores / 6784.27 bogomips
    RAM: 512 MB (99% used) / swap 1024 MB (10% used)
    HD: 100G (7% used) / inkling speed 318 MB/s
    cachefly 10MB: 70.4 MB/s (probably Gigabit Port)

    June 1, 2015 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
  17. KermEd:

    Quite happy so far. Flashed it with Ubuntu 64, and got Meteor up and running today in LA. I was planning to use it as a MEAN server but was intrigued to try Meteor.

    I’ve reflashed the OS a dozen times with different distros, no issues. But their only one-click install is for a couple cpanel options (they only work in CentOS). The distros seem very barebones sans the fact they seemed to all (except CentOS) come with apache2 installed.

    A few tips for other folks setting up a stack on these servers:
    – Modify the apt-get to allow IPv4
    – Update and install Nano (if you want it) / PHP5 / Web / a cpanel of you need
    – Remove Apache2 – interferes with the Meteor built in web server
    – Create a backup using their cpanel

    ____
    _____/\ \ __ ___ _______ ____________
    /\ / \___\ _ _ / / / / | / / _/ | / / ____/ __ \
    / \ \ / / | | / / /_/ /| | /| / // // |/ / /_ / / / /
    / \ \/___/ \ | |/ / __ / | |/ |/ // // /| / __/ / /_/ /
    / \_________\ |___/_/ /_/ |__/|__/___/_/ |_/_/ \____/
    \ / / vHWINFO 1.1 May 2015 | https://vhwinfo.com

    hostname: someurl. (public ip 104.223.xx.xx)
    SO: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bits
    kernel: 2.6.32-042stab106.6
    virtual: OpenVZ
    cpu: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    vcpu: 4 cores / 4200.18 bogomips
    RAM: 512 MB (87% used) / swap 1024 MB (7% used)
    HD: 99G (3% used) / inkling speed 237 MB/s
    cachefly 10MB: 58.3 MB/s (probably Gigabit Port)

    Cheers

    June 2, 2015 @ 6:28 am | Reply
  18. Jason:

    Even private torrent is not allow?

    June 2, 2015 @ 10:10 am | Reply
  19. David:

    Both LA & Miami is out of stock … any plan to re-stock?

    June 5, 2015 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  20. Hady:

    I just oder 3 nodes in hostodo, and all the support / open ticket given resolved properly and responsibility …

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 800.000 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 4096 MB
    System uptime : 36 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 87.6MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 66.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 65.9MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.82MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 2.41MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 6.76MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.92MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 29.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 10.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 8.21MB/s
    I/O speed : 1.5 GB/s

    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 0.673754 s, 1.6 GB/s

    June 8, 2015 @ 1:18 am | Reply
  21. NA:

    Any plans of restocking?

    June 8, 2015 @ 8:28 am | Reply
    • NA:

      Now it no longer says out of stock, instead when trying to use the promotion code it says: “The promotion code entered has expired”.

      June 9, 2015 @ 9:26 am | Reply
  22. J°N:

    Also wondering that the promo code doesn’t work, but what is of greater interest for me is that the payment methods given are only PayPal, Credit Card, and StripeCX, but not bank transfer.

    June 10, 2015 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  23. Sonic:

    Promo code expired

    June 11, 2015 @ 8:57 am | Reply
  24. Umar Nawawi:

    Hi, promo code still work?

    June 11, 2015 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
  25. Umar Nawawi:

    The promotion code entered has expired

    June 11, 2015 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  26. sunsane:

    How many vprocessor core in this plan?

    June 13, 2015 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
  27. Steve M:

    The promotion code entered has already been used… cannot get discount.

    June 24, 2015 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
  28. TeeDev:

    Would also like to see this offer coma back in stock

    June 28, 2015 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
  29. xBlackZero:

    Can I install a virtual desktop like lubuntu on the vps?

    August 13, 2018 @ 3:04 am | Reply

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