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Hudson Valley Host – $25/6 Months 2048MB OpenVZ VPS in Buffalo, Dallas and Los Angeles

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: April 25, 2013 @ 9:34 pm, by Liam

Ernie, from Hudson Valley Host, sent in his several offers to celebrate spring a few weeks back. These offers are available in Buffalo, Dallas and Los Angeles. They no longer operate from several locations we have previously listed.

LEB Starter Plan

  • 512MB RAM & 1024MB Burst
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 25GB Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: unmanaged50off
  • $4.95/Month | Order Link
Unmanaged Special VPS

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 80GB Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Unmanaged
  • $25/6 Months
  • Order Link

Hudson Valley Host have been featured many, many times before. We last listed them when they were celebrating their 9th birthday – a staggering achievement for a VPS provide. During this promotion, they are offering 50% off all their unmanaged VPS plans with the coupon code “unmanaged50off”. They’re running nodes with a minimum of 16GB DDR3 RAM (their newer servers have 32GB minimum), an Intel Xeon processor and they’re utilizing RAID-10. Reviews on previous threads are predominately positive – what is your experience?

Hudson Valley Host currently accept payments via credit cards and paypal. They offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee, but don’t seem to offer refunds. Interestingly, Hudson Valley Host have picked up several awards over the past few years. As usual, we suggest you read their legal documentation before purchasing.

Network Information:

Dallas, TX: 198.23.135.130 | http://198.23.135.130/test100.bin
New York: 198.23.157.172 | http://198.23.157.172/test100.bin
Los Angeles: 192.210.195.194 | http://192.210.195.194/test100.bin

51 Comments

  1. Looks like a nice offer;)

    April 25, 2013 @ 10:08 pm
  2. Sansan:

    Nice offer bro

    April 26, 2013 @ 12:14 am
  3. Interesting, looks like they finally moved out of Scranton, PA with BurstNET!

    April 26, 2013 @ 1:44 am
  4. BAHappyClient:

    Wow interesting offer, unfortunately that I do not need any VPS right now

    April 26, 2013 @ 2:11 am
  5. nutjob:

    Lithuania sounds good. What countries or regions have good connectivity to that DC?

    April 26, 2013 @ 2:40 am
  6. it seems like great.

    April 26, 2013 @ 7:22 am
  7. @nutjob – Lithuania has great speed low latency to pretty much all of Europe. It’s located in the middle of Europe. Germany, France, Italy, etc. Used the data center before / have a server there directly – recommended.

    April 26, 2013 @ 9:53 am
  8. lorddenning:

    What is “high server usage” as in the TOS? Any rule of thumb about CPU usage limit? Is such CPU usage limit depends on other users or in absolute basis?

    April 26, 2013 @ 10:05 am
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      We do not have a set CPU limit, but we enforce a fair-share policy which means to say as long as you’re not using up too much CPU, which is affecting other users on the host machine, there’s no problem. You can check the load of a macine via our SolusVM Panel, or by using a command such as ‘w’ in the command line, which will show something like: Load Averages: 0.94, 1.51, 1.92

      Anything under 3-4 is acceptable.

      April 26, 2013 @ 10:55 am
      • Kerry:

        Apparently, “high server usage” is transferring 2MB to your new VPS…trying to migrate from a competitor’s VPS to Hudson Valley Host. Somebody there named “Ernie” just revoked my 1-hour old account, accusing me of a “DDOS”.

        May 2, 2013 @ 8:45 pm
  9. As far as what I understand, the CPU usage limit is to avoid abuse / usage of the entire server CPU for a long time – If the server load is over 3-5 for a prolonged period, or actually causes a slow-down to the entire host-node, that would be against the ToS. Scripts running a train on the server essentially are frowned upon.

    Not official, just from my past experience…

    April 26, 2013 @ 10:09 am
    • lorddenning:

      Sorry I am new to here, what does it mean of “server load is over 3-5”, percentage? How can I check that in linux?

      April 26, 2013 @ 10:28 am
  10. Matthew Morgan:

    use the uptime cammond

    April 26, 2013 @ 1:56 pm
  11. Shawn H.:

    I’ve been with HVH since Nov 2012 with a Cpanel managed hosting plan. I have tried several other providers and used Futurehosting in the past. Did several benchmarks (posted to serverbear) and disk was 150MB/s and CPU was great with access to 4 3.4MHz cores. My needs are very minimal (4-5 WP and Drupal sites.) but I want them fast and performance was great for 4 months. Something happened to the node and it was a disaster. Still not sure what, but they immediately offered a new node on another box … but machine was not as powerful so I got a new node on the same box but problems persisted. It was so bad it took a day to migrate one account. Eventually they put me on an excellent new SSD cached server and everything is looking great so far. I would say they tried very hard to support me but at one point they came close to dropping me. I understand, they are a small outfit and this was a nasty problem. 20 tickets later, they DID come through and gave me credit and really worked hart to make things right. Assuming the new server stays with this performance I’m sticking with them. Just be careful about putting mission critical apps here with out contingency. Also, if you have any intention of abusing the service they will definitely drop you right away. They take Fair Share seriously.

    April 26, 2013 @ 3:22 pm
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      You’ll be glad to know we’re taking the server that you were on down to add an SSD drive with FlashCache to and get it upgraded to CentOS 6 which should resolve the I/O issues that server has been facing. We will be doing the same to all our other servers shortly as well.

      Glad that things are working out now, though. As always, let us know if you need anything.

      April 26, 2013 @ 4:08 pm
      • Shawn H.:

        Very responsive as always!

        April 26, 2013 @ 4:19 pm
      • Chris:

        Will my node get SSD too? :) I’m on LA1 – Managed.

        April 30, 2013 @ 1:42 am
        • Hudson Valley Host:

          In time we will be taking down all servers to

          A) Get them upgraded to CentOS 6.
          B) Add an SSD with FlashCache.

          April 30, 2013 @ 10:58 am
  12. horsley:

    Not so good, I bought one Unmanaged Special VPS with 2GB memory.
    I am from China, the test ip from LA 192.210.195.194 is very fast, ping latency at 170ms.
    But the ip allocated to my vps was 198.46.x.x, ping is higher than 300.
    They said 192.210 ip use out, and vps was not refundable
    Terrible, 25$

    April 27, 2013 @ 2:38 am
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      Hi

      As I explained in the ticket: The test IP routes to the same physical host machine as the VPS you currently have so I’m not sure what else we can suggest.

      However since you haven’t been able to get any use out of the VPS, as a courtesy I am making a one-time exception and you will be refunded.

      Thanks

      April 27, 2013 @ 8:07 am
      • Mercury:

        Even-odd routing? CC is sort of known for that, which would explain why his routes are different, if he has an odd IP assigned to his server.

        Perhaps add an even numbered IP / ask him to trace to that?

        April 27, 2013 @ 8:11 am
      • horsley:

        Thanks

        April 27, 2013 @ 8:37 am
  13. lorddenning:

    In the 2GB plan are there any vswap?

    April 30, 2013 @ 2:41 pm
    • Eric:

      I would like to know this as well..

      April 30, 2013 @ 4:55 pm
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      On our newest VPS nodes running RHEL 6, vSwap is indeed available. We’re willing to be flexible regarding this setting. Simply contact us and we’ll help you out.

      May 2, 2013 @ 11:56 am
  14. From our experience with HVH, we are very happy with current business relationship. Their support team is working hard to cover all problems. I think you should be go business with this hosting company. Ernie Q. and George is very excellent staff.

    May 1, 2013 @ 6:14 am
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      Thanks for your kind words

      May 2, 2013 @ 11:06 am
  15. N0ne:

    there is no vswap in this plan.

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 1600.000 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime : 3 days, 5:22,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 45.1MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 51.5MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 23.7MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 6.76MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 12.5MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 14.0MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 4.83MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 15.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 15.1MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 51.0MB/s
    I/O speed : 406 MB/s

    May 1, 2013 @ 11:25 pm
  16. Hey, can WHM/CPANEL be added?

    May 2, 2013 @ 6:13 am
  17. I registered an account but didn’t order a service yet cause I wanted to see what “add ons” you had and I didn’t see a cpanel license I could “add on” so I’m guessing you guys don’t have that yet available on your unmanaged VPS here, right? I really have to get away from Chicago. I’ve been bounced around on just about node and system they have there and it is really frustrating. Please try to let me know soon as you can if I can add a cpanel license to the VPS and if I also could REINSTALL the VM on demand with the license like I do on my other VPS accounts I have. I’ve noticed some places don’t have that extra capability. Thanks guys.

    May 2, 2013 @ 6:22 am
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      Usually we charge $15 per month for a cPanel license however I’d happily discount it to $13 per month for you. If you want to order this, please open a ticket with our sales department and link this post.

      May 2, 2013 @ 11:05 am
      • Thanks for the offer but I’ll continue to look some where else. I’ve never paid more then $10 for a cpanel license and I’m trying to keep cost down as much as I can for this project. Thanks anyway.

        May 3, 2013 @ 1:53 am
      • Mike, which lowend VPS providers offer Cpanel for <=$10. The lowest quote I got was from ChicagoVPS for $11. If there's one for <=10, I'll gladly move one of my existing VPSes to them.

        May 3, 2013 @ 4:05 pm
        • Really? I’m Currently using ChicagoVPS and only pay $10/month for the WHM license. I actually have 2 VPS’s with Chicago but decided to look around since their service keeps getting slower and slower. Go ahead, switch away.

          May 3, 2013 @ 10:52 pm
  18. Kerry:

    Sounded like a great deal, so I purchased it. I got the vps up and running with debian, ran apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, installed php. Then, I started migrating about 2MB of data from an existing VPS I have with Burst.Net (this VPS was going to replace that).

    The host started getting laggy, then went completely down. Wasn’t happy about that, so I went to open a ticket

    And lo and behold…there was already a ticket.

    Noting that my account was suspended for “creating a DDOS”

    WTF?

    Here’s the cut and paste:

    “Hello,
    Your account has been terminated. This account is brand new today and already ddosed. We do not allow this kind of activity on our servers.

    Thank You,
    Ernie Q.
    Management”

    Well, I can assure you, I didn’t do anything of the sort. I hadn’t even had time to change and DNS records. If the IP address was experiencing a DDOS, don’t you think that’s probably related to the prior owner?

    Or what is it you guys are accusing me of? Seriously…boot the VPS and look at my bash history file. It’s the most boring crap you’ll read all day.

    May 2, 2013 @ 8:42 pm
    • Kerry:

      Tried to reason with these guys…no luck. They are convinced that I bought the VPS and then for some reason, launched a DDOS against it. I invited them to boot the VPS and look at everything I did. No interest.

      Buyers: You might want to avoid doing business with these guys unless you want your VPS account terminated randomly.

      They did at least say they would refund me.

      May 2, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
      • Hello,
        You signed up for a VPS account today with us at 2:45PM EST today. At 4:24PM your VPS received an inboud DDOS attack. Being that your VPS was brand new and began receiving ddos attacks right away we decided that you are not a good fit for our services. If you are not in fact that designated recipient of the attack then I apologize, however its to much of a coincidence that this IP that was never assigned to another customer on this node before and began to receive a DDOS attack only a couple hours after provisioning.

        Your refund is in progress as promised. I wish you luck with your future host.

        May 3, 2013 @ 1:50 am
        • Why would a customer do that to themselves? Pay for a VPS then attack themselves? Do they do it to cause trouble? That’s too bad.

          May 3, 2013 @ 1:56 am
        • Kerry:

          Just so it’s clear, I did not start, nor incite an DDOS attack. Period.

          May 3, 2013 @ 5:58 am
        • Reading the response to this customer, I think this is not a provider I’d be comfortable with. I’m very active on XDA forums, and every now and then some noob gets pissed off at me and I start getting DDOS attacks against my site. I wouldnt want everything suspended for an inbound DDOS attack.

          May 3, 2013 @ 4:08 pm
  19. Shawn H.:

    For what it is worth my node was down around that time due to a routing issue – not sure it was related but perhaps it just looked like a DDOS attack…I’ve generally found these guys to be on top of things and try to work with me but I could see how someone who just signed up and has a problem like this might not get the same treatment …. There are so many abusive people out there perhaps caution is generally good. It sucks, but I’m just sayin …

    May 3, 2013 @ 2:08 am
    • Was a totally different location. We are totally willing to work with our customers. However as I said the ddos attack was pointed specifically to his IP and only a few hours into signing up.

      May 3, 2013 @ 2:10 am
      • Kerry:

        I offered Hudson Valley free reign to boot my VPS and examine everything I did there, and further offered root access to the Burst.net VPS that I was trying to migrate over.

        I did not start any DDOS, and did not incite one either.

        The websites I was trying to migrate are the most boring, uncontroversial things you can imagine.

        May 3, 2013 @ 5:56 am
  20. EricS:

    I’m on the Dallas3 node. No vswap here either. I did file one ticket and support responded in a few minutes granted it was during business hours, but they were quick and efficient.

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 3500.032 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime : 8 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 79.6MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 59.9MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 70.0MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.48MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 9.92MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 7.70MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.47MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 24.3MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 30.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 34.2MB/s
    I/O speed : 187 MB/s

    Serverbear benchmarks not sure why the speeds to Linode, Atlanta were 688 KB/s and to Leaseweb, Manassas were 7.12 MB/s

    May 4, 2013 @ 7:39 pm
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      Hi

      Apologies for the delay. We don’t provide official support on LEB as you know. If you’d like assistance regarding this possible network issue, please file a support ticket.

      Thanks!

      May 6, 2013 @ 8:42 am
  21. Hello,

    This offer looks very interesting, i have 3 vps with some other company, i would like to try your services, is there any refound policy or a free trial, i dont want to pay and have a non working vps for 6 months.

    Another question, do you offer windows VPS ?

    Thanks

    May 7, 2013 @ 5:53 am
    • Hudson Valley Host:

      Hi

      We do not offer refunds or trials on VPS plans. Windows is not available on VPS’ either.

      Thanks.

      May 7, 2013 @ 4:22 pm
  22. Brian:

    Here is my serverbear benchmark: http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/07/04/cKrV0glFoc7qaVYW

    UnixBench (w/ all processors) 1597.7

    July 4, 2013 @ 3:45 am
    • Brian:

      Not sure why mine is 1 core vs 4.

      July 4, 2013 @ 3:49 am
    • Brian:

      Just an update, I made a ticket and their response was:

      Hi

      We’ve recently modified our plans and each new VPS now comes as standard with 1 CPU.

      Kindest Regards,
      George, Management Team | Lead Abuse Response Analyst

      July 4, 2013 @ 9:20 am
  23. I’ve been very happy with the Hudson Valley Host LA VPS. It performs a lot better than AWS and is a lot cheaper as well. Their support has been very responsive when we’ve had issues.

    July 15, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

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