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Updated July 2011 — HostRail is now officially HostFail. Domain is no longer resolving. See this thread on WHT for discussions there.

HostRail Constantinos, the CEO of HostRail, emailed me about their special for the LowEndBox readers. Use the promo code Lowendbox to get 50% recurring discount. Their VPS packages starts from $4/month after the discount, for a “1 Power Unit Server”, which has

  • 128MB memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 200GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/HyperVM

According to their About Us page, VPS nodes (if I understand the map correctly) are in either Dallas, Houston or Chicago. However there does not seem to be a way to select the location when you order. Their website hosted in Limestone Network so let’s just assume they are in Dallas. Company office in Phoenix AZ though.

It has been in business since 2004, and the domain registered since 2007. WHOIS protection on the domain. 30 days moneyback guarantee. They are related to MrWebServer that was featured early this year though — VPS link on MrWebServer now simply go to HostRail.

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  1. Mine is in Dallas on Limestone Networks.

    August 8, 2010 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
  2. A.:

    Quote from the TOS:

    “Users may not:

    Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.”

    Seems a little counter-productive, especially since your target audience are people looking to run web servers i.e. HTTP daemons.

    August 9, 2010 @ 1:18 am | Reply
  3. InsDel:

    All you have to do is keep an SSH session open and watch log messages go by.

    August 9, 2010 @ 2:45 am | Reply
  4. Regarding the TOS:

    “Users may not:

    Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.”

    This will be removed shortly.

    August 9, 2010 @ 5:15 am | Reply
  5. This has now been updated. Thanks for pointing this out.

    August 9, 2010 @ 5:18 am | Reply
  6. Decent prices for the plans, I notice RAM is always a major changing factor in plan price. The cheaper plans have very little.

    August 9, 2010 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
  7. @Mark don’t forget that LowendBox readers have a 50% recurring discount for all of the VPS plans. Use promo code “Lowendbox”.

    August 9, 2010 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
  8. Hey. The offer you posted on WHT is even better :) With coupon code WHTOFFER you can get

    • 128MB memory
    • 15GB storage
    • 100GB/month data

    For $2/month recurring! You do need to fix up the distro list though — they look like from last decade :P

    August 10, 2010 @ 12:38 am | Reply
  9. It is the same, just a smaller VPS. WHTOFFER does 50% off

    August 10, 2010 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  10. My VPS is in Dallas just as the dmmcintyre3’s. And the best ping time I had from my country is with HostRail. My website loads very quickly. I am totally satisfied with their service.

    I did not wanted to contact the support at least one time. And also no downtime. Did not wanted to restart my server at least one time after I transferred my website to them. And even they are using OpenVZ, I can’t think they are overselling. Because I did not had a high server load alert ever. And also most of the time CPU load is between 0.02 and 0.10(too good to be true. No? But it is!)

    So far I’m 100% satisfied with HostRail.com. Can’t remember even one bad thing about them. :P

    Even some day I went off them, I’ll be keep suggesting them to others.

    August 10, 2010 @ 4:08 am | Reply
  11. @LowendBoxAdmin: Yes we just released that package, known as Half Power Unit. The promo code “LowendBox” is also valid for that package.

    August 10, 2010 @ 4:52 am | Reply
  12. YEY! I got 0.21 CPU load today. It’s a big step for me. ;)

    August 10, 2010 @ 7:22 am | Reply
  13. Rally:

    I was able to install nginx 0.8.49 on the ubuntu build with:

    ./configure –without-http_rewrite_module –without-http-cache –without-http_gzip_module

    August 10, 2010 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
  14. I actually like what I am hearing, however I have a few problems.

    One I tried to get the “4 Power Units Server”, but when I click on the Buy Now is has the 3 Power Unit instead and I cannot figure out how to get the one I want. Going to contact them directly, but just wanted to make sure that people are checking when they click on it, if you don’t look carefully at the specs you will end up with a much lower spec server. Granted at a lower price.

    The other issue I have is they seem to overcharge for Cpanel. $20 a month is pretty steep. Although with the discount from here it is a bit more reasonable.

    September 2, 2010 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  15. Hello Clint,

    Thanks for reporting that problem, we will fix it ASAP.

    You can order the 4 Power Units server from https://hostrail.com/cart.php?gid=2

    Regarding cPanel we are looking to decrease the price.

    September 3, 2010 @ 6:18 am | Reply
  16. JP:

    Choice of OS seriously needs an upgrade. But the offer is pretty cool. I just got a 1power unit server for $1.49 with the coupon code. (Is this intentional? – 256MB at 1.49 $ is pretty cool. Hope there are not overload issues).

    October 5, 2010 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
  17. Hello JP:

    We have already added plenty more OS Choices.

    None of our servers are overloaded, we hate overselling. Additionally when a new VPS is ordered we have a system that auto-checks all servers in our HyperVM Cluster and assigns your order to the Server with the least load, we have additional overloading tests running on a 24 hour basis and being monitored by our own Network Operations Center Staff.

    October 15, 2010 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  18. mira, el hosting parece ser confiado, pero el problema es que, ya puse el código del contrato me enviaron al email un papel y luego no se que hacer :S

    October 20, 2010 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

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