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HydraVPS – $5.57 256MB Xen VPS Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 5, 2011 @ 1:10 pm, by LowEndAdmin

HydraVPS Dmitry from Elite Fiber wrote to me 2 days ago that their company has recently spun off their VPS hosting business to HydraVPS, and are offering LowEndBox readers some special discount. Use promo code LOW30 to get 30% off recurring discount on their Xen VPS products. Their “Basic Xen VPS” is now $5.57/month after the discount. Direct sign up link.

  • 256MB memory/256MB swap
  • 20GB storage
  • 200GB/month data transfer
  • Xen

Servers are with HostDime in Orlando FL. Elite Fiber is an LLC in Houston, Texas, and the domain has been around for 2 years. Dmitry has also worked as sysadmin for HostGator and then now-defunc Alpha Red Inc. However all the NS of HydraVPS, Elite Fiber, AcroNOC and his personal blog — all pointing to the same IP address at DimeHost. Talking about redundancy…

Also check the TOS/AUP especially on the VPS-related sections. For example you cannot hog 25% of CPU or IO for more than 90 seconds. Cannot run IRC client/server. No bittorrent or P2P.

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10 Comments

  1. any test ip or file?

    January 5, 2011 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
    • Err. I said they have servers in HostDime. It’s likely they bought dedicated servers from them, rather than buying racks and do their own peering and transit. So just ping a HostDime IP. HydraVPS’s website is a good start…

      January 5, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
      • We actually have our own rack space at DimeNOC :).

        January 5, 2011 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
  2. Flipping through their ToS, I’m finding stuff that contradicts. Using your example of the IRC, under the section labeled “Examples of unacceptable material on all VPS…”. And then further down under “Resource Usage (VPS only)”, it says anything that interfaces an IRC network which I;m assuming also means clients.

    Having said that though, it does look like their policies are well thought out and written instead of just copied and pasted from elsewhere.

    I do like how their spam policy about how sites being advertised by third party spam aren;t allowed although I do note they specifically don’t mention forum or blog comment spam in their “what’s not allowed…” bit. For us, that’s the biggest problem now a days.

    I’m not a big fan of binding arbitration either. Here in North Carolina, arbitration is not enforceable. May be in Texas but it’s been a nightmare here the couple of times I’ve had to use it.

    January 5, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’ve corrected the VPS policy to disallow IRC servers only. We do allow bouncers/clients. In practice we will allow an IRCd if its mostly private. Such as for your business chat or just your small group of friends. It helps if you just ask us first. The reason our policy does not allow IRCd is because people like to join a large network and then get hit with denial of service attacks. This actually happened yesterday where a new client was promptly DOS’ed with ~80Mbit/s due to running an IRCd.

      January 5, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  3. Gene:

    Is native ipv6 available?

    January 6, 2011 @ 7:32 am | Reply
  4. litle bit typo lea.redudancy or reduncy. ipv6 is available?

    January 6, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
  5. There is no IPv6 availability yet. However we should have IPv6 somewhere around Q2 2011. We are NOT running out of IPv4 IPs at this time as we have been using our ARIN allocation responsibly :).

    January 6, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  6. web down

    January 30, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  7. Kevin:

    I feel I need to write this review about HypraVPS, because still to this date, I have yet to find a VPS with such great quality (zoom zoom).

    I was able to run a CS server without a hitch minus some firewall issues. No lag, no spikes, nothing… just smooth sailing. Although I was only with them for a month, support was great and the owner very friendly. I had to stop my service because I wasn’t able to figure out the firewall issue I was having. It was strange… regardless, this provider takes good care of their service/servers.

    Cheers,

    June 5, 2011 @ 12:49 am | Reply

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