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LiquidHost - $7/Month 2GB OpenVZ in Seattle and Los Angeles

Alexander, from LiquidHost, has sent in some brand new exclusive offers, as well as an offer that was featured previously. It’s great to see the 64MB plan, a ‘real’ LowEnd plan!

2GB – Special

L0 – Low End Special

  • 64MB RAM
  • 64MB vSwap
  • 5GB Disk Space
  • 80GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 100Mbit connection
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $10.50/Year
  • Order Link | Seattle

LiquidHost have been featured four times before, and were founded in 2011 by Alex who is also very active at LowEndTalk. Their Seattle and Los Angeles locations are both with ColoCrossing, in the Netriver and Quadranet facilites respectively. Aside from the pretty new website design, they have launched a new DDoS protected filtered IP service with up to 10Gbit protection for an additional $5 per month or $36 per year. This is however still in the beta stages, so it’s best to submit a ticket before ordering to check for stock. If you’re a current customer, please do leave a review in the comments.

L1 – Low End SpecialL2 – Low End SpecialL3 – Low End Special
  • 96MB RAM
  • 96MB vSwap
  • 8GB Disk Space
  • 130GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 100Mbit port
  • 1 IPv4 address
  • $12.00/Year, Order link | Seattle
  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 12GB Disk Space
  • 180GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 100Mbit port
  • 1 IPv4 address
  • $13.50/Year, Order link | Seattle
  • 256MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 20GB Disk Space
  • 150GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 100Mbit port
  • 1 IPv4 address
  • $15.00/Year, Order link | Seattle

Alex has told us that if there is sufficient interest, their Low End Special‘s can be added in LA as well as Seattle. As well as the DDoS protected IP’s, there is also a free offsite FTP backup service with 5GB of space (available by submitting a ticket), and a DNS service which is in the final stage of testing. They do not offer refunds. IRC is allowed, for lawful purposes. SPAM, DDoS attacks and malware, are strictly prohibited on their services. As always, you should view their terms of service for more information.

Network Information:

Seattle, Washington: @ ColoCrossing
Los Angeles, California: @ ColoCrossing


  1. jcaleb:

    Good host

    March 17, 2013 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
    • You’re welcome, thanks for your feedback. It’s appreciated. :-)

      March 17, 2013 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
  2. The order link for L0 is incorrect. I found that it should be product ID 106.

    March 17, 2013 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
  3. Bobo:

    What the CPU speed (cpu_mhz) is on these?

    March 17, 2013 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Hey Bobo,

      It really depends on what node you are provisioned on, our LA nodes are E3-1240’s at 3.40GHz (3392.407) and so are some of our Seattle nodes, another one is at 2.40GHz (2400.360).

      Do let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with. :-)

      – Humza

      March 17, 2013 @ 11:15 pm | Reply
  4. Hello,

    First, thanks for the listing!

    Second – as Humza already answered, most our nodes are on E3 1240 / 1270 ivy bridge, however we have a couple of dual quad xeons at 2.4GhZ. I am certain that the clock speed would be enough for pretty much any use ;)

    March 17, 2013 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
  5. If i want unlimited bandwidth with the ddos addon for Holiday specials – 2GB Seattle
    What is the total prize ?

    March 18, 2013 @ 12:33 am | Reply
  6. How many cpu cores?
    Your contact page seems to be missing : http://liquid-solutions.biz/contact.html

    March 19, 2013 @ 2:19 am | Reply
    • Hey Shawn,

      All of the plans in this offer contain access to 4 vCPU cores.

      As for the contact page, I that will be fixed in due course, along with a WHMCS intergration. In the meantime, submitting a ticket is the best way to get in contact with us.

      Do let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you. ;-)

      Best Regards,
      – Humza

      March 19, 2013 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
      • The vps was just too slow. I’ve requested a cancellation and refund.

        March 22, 2013 @ 11:40 pm | Reply
        • No refunds… guess you live and learn.

          March 23, 2013 @ 12:56 am | Reply
        • Hey Shawn,

          It is clearly stated in our Terms of Service that we do not provide refunds, however we may do so on a case to case basis, and in this case we have allowed a refund. Please refer to your ticket. :-)

          – Humza

          March 24, 2013 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  7. CanalStreet:

    The LA test IP seems to be unreachable.

    March 20, 2013 @ 2:01 am | Reply
    • Well, someone desided to attack it, once the attack went over 1gbps a nullroute was applied to prevent the attack affecting any of our customers. Please PM me on LET or email me at alex@liquid-solutions.biz and I will make sure to send you a test IP! :)

      March 20, 2013 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
      • john:

        doesn’t that imply that its only up to 1gbit protection then?

        March 23, 2013 @ 3:35 am | Reply
        • Hey John,

          No that does not imply that the protection is only up to 1Gbit, because our ordinary nodes are not under the DDoS protection that our DDoS proection package is under. We only provide DDoS protection in Seattle and we provide an additional filtered IP address for DDoS proction (while the main IP is not protected). Our filtered addresses are capable of handling up to 10Gbit.

          I hope that clears some of your concerns, do let us know if you have any futher questions etc. :-)

          – Humza

          March 24, 2013 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
  8. Jeremiah:

    The description of service is not clear. I ordered before I realized that this is a Linux VPS. My fault…

    I did not use this VPS. So I asked for refund but it seems that Alexander Barakov wanted to take my money and then cancel it at the end of billing term.

    Would you please clarify Alexander?

    March 22, 2013 @ 7:26 am | Reply
    • Jeremiah:

      Just misunderstanding. Sorry for the fuss.

      March 23, 2013 @ 12:29 am | Reply
      • Hey Jeremiah,

        I am glad we are getting it sorted for you. We will process your refund once we recieve the 2CO order ID (in the 2CO e-mail) as Alex mentioned to you in the ticket. :-)

        Do let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you.

        Best Regards,
        – Humza

        March 23, 2013 @ 12:58 am | Reply
  9. MrCool:

    Hello. I signed up with their services, because the ping I found from Seattle is about 16 ms from my location. This is what I had when I was on their network;

    wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31270 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores: 4
    CPU frequency: 3392.407 MHz
    Total amount of ram: 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap: 512 MB
    Download speed from CacheFly: 11.0MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 7.89MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 5.94MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 4.37MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 2.11MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 3.94MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.44MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 11.0MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 8.04MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 5.38MB/s
    I/O speed: 26.9 MB/s

    March 31, 2013 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
  10. brandon:

    I purchased 2 servers, and only one of them works. I also accidentally paid for the same thing twice. Can you please refund one of the payments, and fix the other server..? The IP of the server that doesn’t work and order numbers are in the several emails that I have sent but received no response…

    April 2, 2013 @ 1:34 am | Reply
    • Hey Brandon,

      I’ve taken a look at your VPS’s, and I don’t see anything wrong with either of them. If possible, can you log a ticket with us so we can look into your servers properly and let us know the problem? Also, if you would like a refund, please include the 2CO order number in the ticket (it’s in a confirmation e-mail from 2CO after you make the payment). :-)

      I do apologise for the delay, but tickets are our prefered support medium.

      – Humza

      April 2, 2013 @ 9:51 am | Reply
      • brandon:

        Oh alright. The problem is that I cannot log into one of the VPS’s.
        I didn’t receive an email from 2CO, not sure why. But here is the order numbers for both the payments, 4960404258 and 4960405353. They both were $14 each, I meant to pay for only one but I guess I double paid somehow. I would like a refund on one of them, thanks.
        (Sorry i’m not using the ticket system right now, I’ll make sure to use it next time. xD)

        April 3, 2013 @ 3:33 am | Reply
        • Hey Brandon,

          I’ve removed your VPS’s IP address from that comment since it’s just not good practice. ;)

          As for the VPS, I have created a new VPS and sent the details to you. With regards to the refund, it would be quicker if you submitted a ticket with the 2CO details, so Alex can get to it quicker and process the refund. :-)

          – Humza

          April 3, 2013 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  11. sdouble:

    Ordered the L3, was set up and ready to go within the hour. They have a lot of choices for OS, and their control panel is pretty nice. But I’ve found it takes ages to install any packages. I know it’s a low end VPS, but installing mysql through yum took greater than 10 minutes. Running nginx, php-fpm, and mysql is working well, but the install was just painfully slow. After the initial install, it’s doing fine.

    April 8, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • Hey sdouble,

      Thank you for the feedback; if you drop in a ticket with your IP in it, we can take a look at the node if you like. :-)

      – Humza

      April 8, 2013 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
  12. infinite99:

    Are these low end specials bandwidth caps on a per month or per year basis? like the L3 special has 150 gigs of bandwidth so is that 150 gigs a month or year?

    Would something like this be good enough to handle a VPN connection?

    April 12, 2013 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
    • Hey infinite99,

      All of our bandwidth caps are on a per month basis, so that would be 150GB of bandwidth per month.

      As for a VPN connection, it would really depend on your needs, I would say it’d be fine unless you’re going to be downloading tonnes through the VPN. As for the specifications of the VPS, they’re more than enough for a VPN.

      Do let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with. :-)

      – Humza

      April 12, 2013 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
  13. lorddenning:

    I saw from the order form that
    Port: 100mbps upgradeable
    What exactly is the upgrade option and how much is it?
    BTW is the test file on your site from 1G port? I am puzzled since it is faster than some other vendor claiming 1Gb port.

    April 25, 2013 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Humza:

      Hey there,

      It is definately 100Mbit, however at the moment we do not allow upgrades to Gbit ports in our Seattle location unfortunately. We do however offer Gbit upgrades in LA, it’s best to submit a ticket for pricing since it can vary on different factors. To be frank if this is the performance you are getting from a Gbit provider, even considering it’s probably shared Gbit, it’s still fairly bad.

      [root@oxygen ~]# wget
      --2013-04-25 13:53:04--
      Connecting to connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/x-tar]
      Saving to: â100mb.test.1â
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.3M/s   in 11s
      2013-04-25 13:53:16 (8.86 MB/s) - â100mb.testâ

      That’s from a server in east coast USA, reaching close to the maximum 100Mbit. I’d expect closer servers to attain better results depending on the routing. 100Mbit means a theoretical maximum of around 12MB/s.

      Do let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with. :-)

      – Humza

      April 25, 2013 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  14. Beau:

    I wanted to just say that currently I have 3 vps with these guys and the support is amazing. If there is something you need they will do their best to accommodate. As things grow I will likely try and keep everything with them for this reason.

    May 7, 2013 @ 4:38 am | Reply

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