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HostUS – $7/month 2GB OpenVZ LEB exclusive in Hong Kong and Sydney, and more

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: November 27, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

hostus us 2015-08-10 15-37-39Alexander, 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

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 45GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink (USA)
  • 10Gbps uplink (UK)
  • 1x IPv4
  • 4x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Breeze Panel
  • $7/quarter (USA)
  • $9/quarter (UK)
  • $20/year (USA)
  • $25/year (UK)
  • Order here
LEB Exclusive 2

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 4 vCPU cores
  • 70GB SSD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 4x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Breeze Panel
  • Sydney and Hong Kong
  • $7/month
  • Order here

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:

USA/UK 768MB

  • 768MB RAM
  • 768MB vSwap
  • 1 vCPU core
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink (USA)
  • 10Gbps uplink (UK)
  • 1x IPv4
  • 4x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Breeze Panel
  • $10/year (USA)
  • $15/year (UK)
  • Order here
USA/UK 6GB

  • 6GB RAM
  • 6GB vSwap
  • 4 vCPU cores
  • 150GB HDD space
  • 5TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink (USA)
  • 10Gbps uplink (UK)
  • 1x IPv4
  • 4x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Breeze Panel
  • $18/quarter (USA)
  • $21/quarter (UK)
  • Order here
HK/Sydney 256MB

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 1 vCPU core
  • 10GB SSD space
  • 500GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 4x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Breeze Panel
  • Sydney and Hong Kong
  • $2.95/month
  • $25/year
  • Order here
HK/Sydney 768MB

  • 768MB RAM
  • 768MB vSwap
  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 20GB SSD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 4x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Breeze Panel
  • Sydney and Hong Kong
  • $15/quarter
  • $48/year
  • Order here

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.

Payments can be made using PayPal, Bitcoin, and Skrill (on request). All legal bits can be found here!

Network information

ATL01 – Atlanta, GA, USA
Test IPv4: 162.245.216.243
Test IPv6: 2602:ffc5::a4fe:d5f9
Looking glass: http://atl-lg.hostus.us/
DAL01 – Dallas, TX, USA
Test IPv4: 104.128.239.2
Test IPv6: 2602:ffc5:1f::14fd:d790
Looking glass: http://dal-lg.hostus.us/
DAL02 – Dallas, TX, USA
Test IPv4: 45.58.55.2
Test IPv6: 2602:ffc5:30::1:bc16
LAX01 – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Test IPv4: 216.189.149.3
Test IPv6: 2602:ffc5:20::1:e257
Looking glass: http://la-lg.hostus.us/
WDC01 – Washington, D.C., USA (Herndon, VA)
Test IPv4: 216.189.157.2
Test IPv6: 2602:ffc5:40::1:ec35
Looking glass: http://wdc-lg.hostus.us/
LON01 – London, United Kingdom (10Gbps)
Test IPv4: 185.122.56.3
Test IPv6: 2a06:8ec0:3::1:749f
Looking glass: http://lon-lg.hostus.us/
HKG01 – Hong Kong SAR, China
Test IPv4: 45.124.64.3
Test IPv6: 2402:9e80:0:1000::1:918b
Looking glass: http://hk-lg.hostus.us/
SYD01 – Sydney, NSW, Australia
Test IPv4: 27.100.36.5
Test IPv6: 2402:9e80:1::1:a4a4
Looking glass: http://syd-lg.hostus.us/
Also, check out their fancy Network Infrastructure page!

85 Comments

  1. Lest try it

    November 27, 2015 @ 1:31 am | Reply
  2. RyanB:

    I’ve got VMs in most of their locations, Support and value is absolutely supurb!

    November 27, 2015 @ 1:41 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Ryan,

      Thanks for your recommendation!

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 2:28 am | Reply
  3. Goez:

    I wrote about good reviews of them in their past posts..
    But now i feel like i need to change it, but couldnt find the previous post i posted the review to.

    This month they have 3 downtimes, two with notifications and this time NO NOTIFICATION.

    This 3 downtimes in one month really driving me out and started to lose my trust to their network, and guess what, they are saying 24/7 support, but the live chat always offline and the ticket of my 4 hours downtime is not responded yet..

    That is why i write this, i need respond of what’s happening.. waiting 4 hours just to know what happening is freaking long time (and it’s not waiting for solution just yet).

    I will certainly move from them in Januari 2016 after my contract ends, and stop recommending their service to my friends.. Not again.

    November 27, 2015 @ 2:20 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Goez,

      Thank you for the feedback, I’m sorry to hear that you had this experience. Do you have a ticket reference for me to review?

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 2:27 am | Reply
      • Goez:

        Hi,
        This is alex who was my first hero few years ago when i started to use Hostus..

        This is my ticket number HUS-V8109.

        Thank you..

        November 27, 2015 @ 2:30 am | Reply
        • Alexander McNeil:

          Hello Goez,

          I have reviewed your account and it appears that the first two downtimes occured this month were caused by planned network maintenance.

          The most recent downtime was due to our monitoring system suspending your VPS for a very high number of SMTP connections / spamming.

          Andrew has replied to your ticket with more detailed information.

          Thanks,
          Alexander

          November 27, 2015 @ 3:00 am | Reply
          • Goez:

            Thank you finally an answer of what is going on..
            You are right the two downtimes were because of the network thing..
            And this last one because one of my cpanel clients spamming.
            I told him if you can just let me know, i can take down that spammers in minutes, so i wont wait for 4 hours downtime like now..
            Thanks.. all clear now.. :)

            November 27, 2015 @ 3:22 am
  4. Joshua:

    Great offer hostus, been using for 6 months awesome support and
    Highly recommended their service

    November 27, 2015 @ 2:46 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hi Joshua,

      Thanks for your kind comments!

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 3:01 am | Reply
  5. laohei:

    Can you (LA)try to go CN2 Asia lines?

    November 27, 2015 @ 3:32 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      We have PCCW as one of our carriers in Los Angeles, which should deliver good performance to China Telecom.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 3:43 am | Reply
  6. warpandas:

    When will these offers expire?

    November 27, 2015 @ 3:43 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      The special offers will expire when we run out of stock.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 6:28 am | Reply
  7. Mike:

    With hostus for more than 6 months now.
    network is stable – i monitor with statuscake.
    they notify me about downtime maintenance in advance.
    ticket response pretty fast though i haven’t had the need to open alot (because stable)

    November 27, 2015 @ 4:40 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your support!

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 6:28 am | Reply
  8. Maxmind Error:

    Maxmind fraud error……. great, I’m a legit customer.

    November 27, 2015 @ 5:01 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      Could you please provide your order number?

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 6:30 am | Reply
  9. Dain Alexander:

    How do I get servers in DAL01 and not DAL02 ?

    November 27, 2015 @ 6:07 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Dain,

      You can request this in the ‘Order Notes’ section.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 6:31 am | Reply
  10. Samuel Abelen:

    Do you have IPv6 rDNS?

    November 27, 2015 @ 7:16 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Samuel,

      We support IPv6 rDNS.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 10:48 am | Reply
  11. Lokesh:

    i have been using Houst.us service from past 1 year and i have to say they are simply the best. i recommend them to all. great uptime good support and competitive price. keep it up !!

    November 27, 2015 @ 7:57 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hi Lokesh,

      Many thanks for your continued business!

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 11:40 pm | Reply
  12. borisko:

    Hi,

    is this recurring offer or just for the first oder (year)?

    Thanks.

    November 27, 2015 @ 9:31 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Borisko,

      All offers listed are recurring.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 10:49 am | Reply
      • borisko:

        Great, thanks for the reply. Ordered and already aboard!

        November 27, 2015 @ 11:57 am | Reply
        • Alexander McNeil:

          Hello,

          Thanks for your business!

          Alexander

          November 27, 2015 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
  13. Lucas:

    Why not do KVM?

    November 27, 2015 @ 10:04 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Lucas,

      Hopefully we will have some KVM offerings early next year.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 10:49 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Next year begins every next year :)

        November 27, 2015 @ 2:42 pm | Reply
  14. Monsta_AU:

    Hey Alex, is the options for extra IPv4 on these offers?

    November 27, 2015 @ 11:19 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      Additional IPv4 addresses are available for $1.5/month with valid IP justification.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 11:25 am | Reply
      • Monsta_AU:

        So, a cpanel box needing a few extra IPv4’s for dedicated domains is reasonable justification? We are talking an extra 3 IP’s.

        I have a couple of domains I have run their own v4 addresses, the rest live on a shared v4 and dedicated v6.

        November 27, 2015 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
        • Alexander McNeil:

          Hello,

          Yes, that’s fine. We also have internal cPanel licenses for $12/month.

          Alexander

          November 28, 2015 @ 12:30 am | Reply
  15. emilv:

    Very happy with my 2 servers from HostUs, the customer service is also very good. :-)

    November 27, 2015 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hi Emil,

      Nice to hear you are happy!

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  16. lifehome:

    Is it possible for us to have unmetered in Hong Kong as an additional add-on?

    November 27, 2015 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
  17. SyedTech:

    Can I have 10-15 IPV6 addresses for SEO purposes? Need to host every domain on separate IP.
    I am your old customer but shifted due network issue and lost almost all my clients.
    Anyway, your service was great except that. I think I should give another try with development servers first.

    (Sarfraz Bokhari)

    November 27, 2015 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Sarfraz,

      We can surely assign you more IPv6 addresses, please submit a ticket.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
  18. Robert:

    I’ve been using their services for almost a year. I would definitely recommend these guys.

    Great price, customer service and uptime.

    November 27, 2015 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello Robert,

      Thank you for the recommendation.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
  19. Lawrie:

    I’ve used HostUS for a long time now and had two instances in Atlanta with no issues. For some reason I was blissfully unaware they had a London node and only this week have signed up for another instance there. As I am UK, I am loving the response of my new container and have moved all my personal sites there. SO far so good, for the money you can’t beat them now they have a European presence.

    November 27, 2015 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hi Lawrie,

      Glad to hear you are happy :)

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  20. Alex:

    Why is Mumble banned? Sad. Was thinking of hosting a private server for a couple of buddies.

    November 27, 2015 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hi Alex,

      Mumble is banned due to to frequent DDoS attacks and high resource usage.

      Alexander

      November 27, 2015 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
      • Tristan:

        High resource usage of mumble? That’s a joke right.

        January 12, 2016 @ 7:11 am | Reply
  21. Iriante:

    I have very good experiences with Hostus. Good support, and great service. I have 5 service with Hostus and all services are really good.

    November 28, 2015 @ 6:13 am | Reply
  22. Dain Alexander:

    Had LEB Exclusive 1 set up couple of days ago, due to different routing from Australia to Dallas DCs asked to move VPS to another DC right after it was created, it was done in a matter of minutes and it was like 3 am in the USA at that time, first support ticket was answered before I managed to check my mail after logging it. So far it’s very fast and reliable.

    November 29, 2015 @ 1:54 am | Reply
    • Dain Alexander:

      Easily getting 13 MB/sec to DAL01 with ping 177 ms from Sydney Equinix which is probably as good as it can ever be, to DAL02 on some reason traffic routed via Japan’s NTT and this contributed to almost double latency.

      November 29, 2015 @ 1:59 am | Reply
      • Alexander McNeil:

        Hello,

        I’m glad to hear about your experience. The carriers of two Dallas locations are different, so routing may have differences as well.

        Alexander

        November 29, 2015 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  23. aglodek:

    Can I change to annual at the advertised rate, after ordering monthly to try the HK service out?

    November 29, 2015 @ 2:13 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      Sure thing.

      Alexander

      November 29, 2015 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  24. aglodek:

    Do you support Docker inside OpenVZ?

    November 29, 2015 @ 2:16 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      We have experimental / beta support of Docker. To enable this you will need to rebuild your VPS with the Docker template provided in the control panel.

      Alexander

      November 29, 2015 @ 2:19 am | Reply
  25. popcade:

    I got the error “MaxMind Error Your address is not recognised. Please check and re-enter.” with ny legit address in Taiwan, what’s the problem with the system? and I tried trice but unable to order it, all got cancelled for the weird error.

    November 29, 2015 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      Please submit a ticket so we can have this looked at.

      Alexander

      November 30, 2015 @ 2:26 am | Reply
  26. Javier:

    I have been using Houst.us for more than 1 year (3 VPS) and they are GREAT! keep it up!!

    November 30, 2015 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Thank you for your feedback!

      Alexander

      November 30, 2015 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  27. Nick:

    Sweet I didn’t realize they had a VA location now, hopefully there’s still some left next week as I def plan on picking one up :). I have a 768MB VPS from them in Atlanta that’s been great.

    December 2, 2015 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
  28. Nick:

    Just wanted to say I ordered their $7.00/quarter 1GB plan in their VA location and I’m seriously impressed with the performance! My average latency to the location is only 9 to 10ms, the VPS is really snappy and I’m just all around happy with my purchase. I plan on monitoring it for a month or so and if it does well I will certainly order more services from HostUS.

    December 5, 2015 @ 12:14 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Glad to hear you are happy!

      Alexander

      December 5, 2015 @ 12:48 am | Reply
  29. Crab:

    I got the $15/yr box in UK and I am very pleased with the network performance and responsiveness so far.

    December 5, 2015 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Glad to hear!

      Alexander

      December 7, 2015 @ 10:24 am | Reply
  30. Stern:

    I live in the US and wondering anyone’s experience with ping times from US to UK.

    Instead of using a VPN, I was wondering how the speed would be to stream my favorite UK shows from the US using ssh forwarding if I signed up

    December 7, 2015 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
    • Crab:

      I’m getting ~50Mb/s from UK to US west coast via ssh.

      December 11, 2015 @ 4:22 am | Reply
    • Tristan:

      You wouldn’t be allowed to, be sure to check their ToS: https://hostus.us/terms-and-conditions.html

      “the following services or activities are strictly prohibited at HostUS: [snip] Video Encoding / Streaming

      Very very restrictive in many areas, quite disappointing. I can’t imagine much more not on that list I could use 2GB/4cores with. I understand about half the things (especially illegal), but no game servers? no voice servers? no wine? no mass mailing of any type (mailing lists)? no zPanel (so they can onsell cPanel)?

      The list goes on…

      January 12, 2016 @ 7:27 am | Reply
      • Nick:

        Why would you ever use zPanel? It’s well known to be HIGHLY insecure! Mass mailing usually attracts spammers.

        January 29, 2016 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
      • colibri:

        “Mailing lists” are codeword for spamming with folks trying to get past the rules. I dealt with this for years. When you would suggest free external SMTP providers including showing the very generous free tiers, they would 99.5% still try to get you to change SMTP policy or blocks.

        January 30, 2016 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
  31. Tran Quoc Dung:

    Buy HOSTUS last week, it ok until 2 days ago. My VPS has problem with network. I can’t download anything using yum command. I sent a ticket and 12 hour pass and still not respond. Did hostus offline for holiday? @@

    December 26, 2015 @ 9:14 am | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      What is your ticket ID?

      Alexander

      December 26, 2015 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
  32. Hi Alexander,

    I see the price is $7.5. Is it up?

    December 30, 2015 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  33. Tristan:

    I was really enjoying this, until my account was suspended for no WINE emulation, then I read their TOS… Very disappointed, don’t even know what to use the server for considering basically everything is disallowed.

    Ah well, at least the month didn’t cost much, but definitely moving on else-where. What’s the point of having a server if you can’t do anything with it?

    January 12, 2016 @ 7:14 am | Reply
    • colibri:

      WINE uses high CPU. What’s hard to figure this out? I think you don’t understand how all this works.

      January 30, 2016 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
  34. Peter:

    Yeah I was really enjoying this server but the IP is now listed as not in UK by BBC. They only have one range so just wasted the rest of the year I paid for. HostUS did swap IP to the same /24 range but now closed the ticket.

    Was amazed they helped because everything is not aloud in the TOS which now kills my chance using it for anything else.

    February 6, 2016 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  35. SambathK:

    Do you provide 20Gbps DDoS protection for London VPS?
    And is the UK-6GB using SSD-Cache or normal HDD?
    And 10Gbps uplink (UK), is it internet uplink? or just network port speed?

    February 18, 2016 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
    • Alexander McNeil:

      Hello,

      > Do you provide 20Gbps DDoS protection for London VPS?
      Yes we do.

      > And is the UK-6GB using SSD-Cache or normal HDD?
      In UK, disk space is SSD cached HDD.

      > And 10Gbps uplink (UK), is it internet uplink? or just network port speed?
      This is the uplink connected to the hostnode.

      Alexander

      February 18, 2016 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  36. Hi Alexander,

    Is it life time or 1 time offer?

    February 27, 2016 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
  37. Mark J:

    Alexander, it looks like the LEB Exclusive 1 is sold out, is there any chance there will be more stock at this price? Thanks

    February 29, 2016 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
  38. Mark J:

    Alexander, it looks like the LEB Exclusive 1 is out of stock, will you be adding anymore ? Thanks

    February 29, 2016 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
  39. Mark J:

    Hi Alexander, the LEB Exclusive 1 is out of stock, I was wondering if you will be adding any more stock on this current offer? Thanks

    February 29, 2016 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  40. Rynax:

    Tried the LEB Exclusive 2 plan,
    while the box is under some cpu and memory intensive task, segmentation fault will happen, or the box’s performance drops a lot during the task

    May 27, 2016 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  41. KG:

    It looks like HostUS Sydney is having WAN connectivity issues. http and https ports are being blocked, both ways, inbound and outbound from VPS.

    [root@srv4 ~]# ./speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Cannot retrieve speedtest configuration
    ERROR: 
    [root@srv4 ~]# wget http://syd-lg.hostus.us/100MB.test
    --2017-06-05 21:00:36--  http://syd-lg.hostus.us/100MB.test
    Resolving syd-lg.hostus.us... 2402:9e80:1::1:a4a4, 27.100.36.5
    Connecting to syd-lg.hostus.us|2402:9e80:1::1:a4a4|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `100MB.test.1'
    100%[===>] 104,857,600 66.2M/s   in 1.5s
    

    I’m having difficulties getting technical support in the last hour or so, I had one reply on my support ticket and that only said “Can you check now please?”. All my customer websites are down.

    June 5, 2017 @ 11:06 am | Reply

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