Alexander, from HostUS, has sent us two LowEndBox exclusive offers to celebrate the start of the holiday season with you! One of these is located in the UK and USA, the other one in Hong Kong and Sydney! In most locations these offers some with free 20Gbps DDoS-protection, which is a very nice addition!
|LEB Exclusive 1
||LEB Exclusive 2
More offers inside!
HostUS was founded in 2012 and has been featured on LowEndBox several times before. They are a registered business in the USA, though I believe Alexander himself is from the UK. They own their own IP ranges and hardware in the USA and the UK, whereas in Hong Kong and Sydney they have “partnered” with SoftLayer where they do announce their own IPs. It has been rumored that they have used a Softlayer Kickstarter fund for these locations, but Alexander assures me that is not the case.
Reviews are predominantly positive and a provider that has grown so consistently while investing heavily in their infrastructure makes me assign them the Resident Host tag. Three new locations are introduced in this offer: London, Sydney, and Washington DC (or well, close to that in any case)! That’s a nice expansion from their existing four locations and gives them a global footprint. IPv6 is available in all location, making them future-proof. If you are currently a customer or are becoming one as a result of this offer (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t?) please leave your feedback in the comments!
We were also sent some regular offers besides the exclusive ones:
Host nodes have mostly dual Intel Xeon E5 CPUs, with some having single CPUs like a D-1540 or a single E5-1650. There’s a minimum of 64GB of RAM in each server, with most having more than 128GB. Like I’ve mentioned before, these high-RAM nodes are nice, but could be a performance risk when there’s a lot of smaller machines crammed onto one. That could not only affect CPU availability, but also IO. All host nodes have multiple hard drives in RAID10, with Hong Kong and Sydney having SSDs, Atlanta and London having SSD-cached drives, and the other locations having at least six normal drives.
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