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Lightwave.NET - $7 Xen VPS with 256MB

Lightwave.net Daved @ Lightwave Networking emailed me about their latest offer on WHT, as they are now providing both OpenVZ and Xen PV accounts via SolusVM. Same spec and same price — $7/month.

  • 256MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 150GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

The servers are in San Jose and they use HE.net which has good support for IPv6. I guess what’s coming up for them would be either Xen HVM or KVM hosting — both are probably providing the same thing that allows you to run native OS in a VM. Looks like it has pretty good network set up with HE, Savvis and Level3.

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  1. I can’t find any reviews about them on the internet.

    July 2, 2010 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
  2. in fact, for asia customers, it crossing the Bad LEVEL3, not HE

    July 2, 2010 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
  3. It could be noted that the bandwidth allotment mentioned is out of date.
    The $7/mo plans currently allow 400GB/mo of transfer.

    August 25, 2010 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  4. Wanted to mention, inbound routing no longer primarily uses Level3 or Savvis as many customers from China mentioned poor performance.

    Primary inbound routing will come in via HE.Net or Bandcon.

    September 13, 2010 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
    • you’re wrong, level3 is better than egi/HE

      October 1, 2010 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
      • I wouldn’t touch level3 if they paid me to use their connection. They’ve been too spammer friendly for too many years. Too many other techs and hosts complain about their NCC being a /dev/null too.

        No thank you.

        October 2, 2010 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
    • now HE become worse and worse. infact, LEVEL3 in sanjose very good for east asia, ….I don’t know why don’t you change it back….

      November 24, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  5. dirk:

    Anybody knows what happens with Lightwave?
    The website (in http) redirects to https, gives an invalid cert and then shows an empty directory index, no website anymore

    October 2, 2010 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  6. dirk:

    Don’t think it’s a DNS thing.
    Via my own DNS sever, and via the Google public ( and via ns1.lightwave.net I get the same IP for http://www.lightwave.net being

    October 2, 2010 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
  7. circus:

    Hey guys, any review about this host?

    February 17, 2011 @ 7:19 am | Reply
  8. I just got one of these $7 Xen VPSs from Lightwave this week, and I’ve been using it with openvpn. Ping time to where I am in the Philippines is about 175ms and I’m getting routed through he.net. I notice outgoing connections to other sites get routed through both he.net and Bandcon.

    So far so good. I want something really reliable and consistent that I can depend on for personal vpn use, and he.net routing seems to be the best to my location.

    March 18, 2011 @ 10:13 am | Reply

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