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HostSailor – $2.99/month 512MB OVZ in Amsterdam and more

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: December 7, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

HostSailorVPS_Hosting_Domain_Names_SSL_Certificates_HostSailor_-_2014-12-05_17.47.35Alexander, from HostSailor, has sent in these three offers for LowEndBox readers. All of these offers are hosted in the Netherlands and are ideal for our EU-based readers.

OpenVZ – Sailor

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB Burst RAM
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 1 CPU core
  • 512GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $2.99/month
  • Order here
SSD OpenVZ – Sailor

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB Burst RAM
  • 25GB SSD space
  • 1 CPU core
  • 512GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4.99/month
  • Order here
Xen/KVM – Sailor

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 512GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $3.99/month
  • Order Xen
  • Order KVM

HostSailor is a company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, who have their own infrastructure located in the Databarn DC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All of the equipment (switches, routers, servers) is owned. They’re also a Microsoft Partner, RIPE member, and LACNIC member, so they own their own IP ranges. All host nodes are connected with a 1Gbps uplink, but according to Alexander, they’re working to upgrade all those uplinks to 10Gbps. Their backbones are also getting upgrades from 2x 10Gbps to 4x 10Gbps, so there should be plenty of room for traffic there! Server specifications are available if you click ‘Read more’. All incoming traffic is free of charge and you can basically get as much IPv6 addresses as you want (within reason). If you have experience with HostSailor or decide to try them out as a result of this post, please share your experiences with us in the comments or at LowEndTalk.com!

PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer, CashU, PaySafeCard, Skrill, WebMoney, Bitcoin, Western Union / Moneygram, and Perfect Money are all accepted payment methods. If you have trouble getting money to these guys, you may want to reconsider where that troubles lies ;-) All servers support TUN, TAP, and PPTP by default, include backups, and offer “flexible upgrading/easy scalability. As usual, please read their Terms of Service before putting in an order!

Note specifications

OpenVZ
Intel E3-1240 CPU, 32GB RAM, 4x 2TB SATA drives in RAID10

Xen/KVM
2x Intel E5-2620, 48GB RAM, 4x 2TB SAS drives in RAID10

KVM WIN
2x Intel E5-2650, 64GB RAM, 6x 2TB SAS drives in RAID10

SSD OpenVZ
Intel E3-1240, 32GB RAM, 4x 1TB SSD in RAID10

Network information

Databarn – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Looking glass: http://hostsailor.com/LookingGlass/

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

39 Comments

  1. perfect~~~O(∩_∩)O~~

    December 7, 2014 @ 1:10 am | Reply
  2. Their ASN shows they are connected to NForce !!! And I think there is a mistake. They use Dual Quad E5620 for Xen/KVM as they replied to My Ticket. Don’t know if it has been changed.

    December 7, 2014 @ 6:22 am | Reply
    • We run our separate network and hardware and Nforce provides us with bandwidth and power, as for the specs of XEN/KVM you are right, I will have to contact Maarten to fix this. Thank you for bringing this up to us.

      December 7, 2014 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  3. Hi
    at the time of signup if ip address is spamlisted then will u give refund?

    December 7, 2014 @ 7:52 am | Reply
    • David:

      Are you spammer?

      December 7, 2014 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
    • We make sure we check our IPS daily with external blacklist sites, actually we have them checked automatically and we clean as we get the reports, by clean we mean we take off any spammers first then delist the IPS, however if we missed on something and you ended up with a bad IP we’ll be happy to replace it for you, ofcourse if you insist on a refund within 14 days it’s also possible.

      December 7, 2014 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
  4. renw0rp:

    LMAO :)

    just slogans and catchwords

    HostSailor.com has established itself as a trusted provider of VPS hosting, Dedicated Servers, Domains, SSL certificates, and more. HostSailor.com is a truly global company with a unique focus on their customers around the world. At HostSailor.com, each customer is provided the personalized attention and world-class service that is already making waves in the VPS hosting world. HostSailor is located in Dubai, UAE with a registered number of A224/03/14/8150.
    HostSailor.com is different from its competitors simply because they focus on providing customers with the support and service they need to succeed. Instead of spreading themselves thin by offering a multitude of services, HostSailor.com invests itself in providing a top-notch service that can help customers grow their online businesses with confidence.

    What’s more, HostSailor.com offers comparable products and services with competitive pricing. After all, HostSailor.com believes customers shouldn’t have to spend their entire budgets just to enjoy world-class customer service.

    December 7, 2014 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
    • Is there something wrong there? your detailed comment would be great :)

      December 7, 2014 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
  5. LowEndCriticus:

    This host has the most humorous AUP ever.

    December 7, 2014 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
    • Hope that’s a good thing rather than a bad thing.

      December 7, 2014 @ 11:18 pm | Reply
      • LowEndCriticus:

        To be more precise:
        Your AUP page utilizes animations which stultifies your professional public image. The bullets for example.

        December 12, 2014 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
        • In your own view, what do you think works best if you were to give a postive comment on this? instead of the animated ticks for each point.

          December 13, 2014 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  6. Toti:

    Looks like a really good deal to me and their ping is really low (I am in Iceland)

    December 9, 2014 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  7. Fathi:

    can i have a free trial for openvz?

    December 10, 2014 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
    • You can always place an order and if you’re unhappy we’ll do our best to solve your problems, if you would want a refund within 14 days it’s ofcourse your right, it works in the same way as a trial.

      December 11, 2014 @ 11:40 am | Reply
  8. ra:

    Can it be used for downloading torrents or for using it as continuously transferring data from web drives and server, like downloading public files on server and then uploading to personal web drives.

    December 13, 2014 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
    • Yes, that’s fine, you have a bandwidth limit so you’re free to use it however you wish.

      December 15, 2014 @ 12:36 am | Reply
  9. Kevin:

    Maarten and Alexander. from LiquidHost. What happened to the initial company? – http://lowendbox.com/?s=liquid&searchsubmit=Find

    December 18, 2014 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
  10. any one can tell me about their Support & service.

    December 21, 2014 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
  11. Amster:

    long activation after payment (

    December 22, 2014 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Amster, it just means we ran out of stocks and right after was replenished, sorry for that.

      December 25, 2014 @ 11:45 am | Reply
  12. Brian:

    Excellent customer service. Good attitude.

    December 31, 2014 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
  13. Just purchased one of these to use as a development box for Ruby/Rails and PHP. Set it up with Codebox (NodeJS based Web IDE) and it’s like having my own personal Nitrous.io/Koding but cheaper!

    Payment was a breeze, setup was instant and the server is fast and responsive. Can’t complain really.

    P.S. use the coupon code ‘SANTASAILOR’ (The excellent ‘CouponsAtCheckout’ Chrome extension told me about it) and you get 25% off your first bill.

    January 7, 2015 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  14. rusp:

    I am currently looking for 2 types of KVM VPS (hint! hint!), a “tiny one” (128MB, 5GB HD (RAIDed), 0.5TB xfer) and a medium one (512MB, 20GB+ HD, 2 TB+, preferably 2x IP4) …

    and hostsailor was one of the first providers I checked out.

    They seem to look good but I will *not* become their client for 2 reasons:
    – They’d subject me under uae law that pretty nobody knows and that supposedly is designed to please their monarch only.
    – To really make sure, they basically make their clients sign that it’s the clients fault and obligation no matter what, that whatever hostsailor/ Mr. Abdullah please to decide is the law, and that they are free to change any- and everything at any moment.

    The internet is a tough world and I *do* understand that a provider must protect himself. But hostsailor seems to be at the very extreme end of that and I will not become a subject of some mid-east monarch just to save some $ every month.

    In other words: I strongly suggest they work over their concept because, frankly, neither Europeans nor americans care bat*it about the “legal creativity” of some arab monarch (or VPS providing sub-monarchs).
    Well noted, this is my view and I do by no means intend to insult anyone, nor do I wish to paint the *technical* merits of hostsailor in bad colours (actually they seem to be really nice on the technical side).

    January 16, 2015 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
    • I have just noticed your comments, well we are legally bound by law to the UAE laws since we’re a registered company in Dubai, UAE but honestly we never had any problems with users or customers as technically you’re hosted in Netherlands so you’re bound by the laws of the where the servers are, our legal commitments as a company should not in anyway mean anything to you, and it will not from now onwards, we only make sure that a customer follows our policies in regards to abuse/spam, if you don’t fall under that category then I don’t see a reason why would you think that this will affect you in anyway, in a nutshell don’t worry it should not ring any alarms or cause any issues at all.

      January 29, 2015 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
  15. Christo:

    Support was unfriendly and unhelpful. Plus it seems that no official policies exist and at one point they claim 20 days, then its 18 if I fall within 20 days. Everything went well until I got logged on spamhaus somehow.

    June 26, 2015 @ 6:47 am | Reply
    • craja:

      No one replied from the company !!! This comment might be more than just a criticism.

      October 26, 2015 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
    • Just stumbled upon this comment, when you get on the spamhaus list, you are considered a spammer, and we can not host spammers on our network, yes we terminated your service weeks later, since you never responded to the suspension, we don’t see any errors there, we’ve followed our policies and you ignored the case for weeks.

      January 29, 2016 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
    • Just stumbled upon this comment, when you get on the spamhaus list, you are violating our terms, and we can not host spammers on our network, yes we terminated your service weeks later, since you never responded to the suspension, we don’t see any errors there, we’ve followed our policies and you ignored the case for weeks.

      January 29, 2016 @ 12:18 pm | Reply
  16. Gerrard:

    I did a terrible mistake when I purchased a VPS with them, my service got closed without ANY reason after some days …

    So stay away from them and save your time (and your money)

    December 18, 2015 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
    • There is no such thing as closed the VPS without a reason, we don’t close VPS without reasons, our support are clear and helpful even when you are at wrong.

      February 2, 2016 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  17. Piotr Kowalski:

    Hostsailor blocking port 25 for all users.
    Their smtp relay is not working properly, e-mails reach 2 days late.

    May 29, 2016 @ 6:19 am | Reply
    • We block direct mailing to protect our network/you from spam, our mail relay service is functioning correctly across our VPS segment, and if you are not going to send any spam, not that I am saying you will just mentioning, then you do not have to worry about sending it via a spamfilter relay server, that being said we do not block it on our dedicated servers. Delayed mail can happen when you are sending hundreds/thousands of emails at once.

      June 17, 2016 @ 10:01 am | Reply
  18. Vitaliy Krasko:

    Scam company. It treats their customers like a garbage.
    On May 1st in the evening I ordered a VPS.
    In the morning on May 3d I got a service suspention notification. Reason: “Hosting Child Porn”. But I didn’t hosted any porn on my server! Then began a fully stupid and futile conversation with support and abuse department. All my afforts to prove my innocence ended in failure. Support could do nothing and always refered to abuse deparment. I sent three letters to the abuse department:
    3 May evening. Me: explain to me suspension reason. Abuse department: ignored my message.
    4 May morning. Me: request for fully abuse report. Abuse department: fake and inadequate response. (see below).
    4 May. Me: this porn site is not on IP of my server. Provide me with full abuse report. Abuse department: ignored my message.
    Today 5May, server is still banned. Abuse department doesn’t respond.

    The most wonderful was the answer of the abuse department. THE FIRST: they just threw me a link to some porn site and they said that this site had the IP adress of my server. But it is not true. This site is hosted at another IP, not on my server! THE SECOND: they noted that the abuse report was sent before 30-4-2018. But on 30 April my server didn’t exist yet! I ordered it on the 1 of May in the evening. It’s really incomprehensible.

    My conclusion: anytime this hoster can just rip-off you and you loose your money and data. They don’t care about their reputation.

    PROOFLINKS AND SCREENSHOTS BELOW.

    VPS info: https://ibb.co/mXipTn
    Conversation with support (ticket AE814162): https://ibb.co/d7m1r7
    Conversation with support (ticket AY238938): https://ibb.co/bT5EuS
    Email correspondence: https://ibb.co/g07cES
    Email correspondence in *.eml format: https://disk.yandex.com/d/wSXfTht63VNMR2 (can be opened using Thunderbird).

    May 5, 2018 @ 10:28 am | Reply

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