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[NEW PROVIDER] NFP Hosting Exclusive VPS Offer – 1GB starting at $12/yr.

Tags: , Date/Time: September 6, 2017 @ 10:08 am, by Matt Zelasko

Hello all! Today we’re happy to feature a new and promising looking provider, NFPHosting.  They were founded back in 2006, their WHOIS is public, and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and Bitcoin.

More about the company: 

“NFPHosting.com was founded in 2006 as an e-commerce hosting provider after seeing the lack of hosts who can deliver quality. Throughout the years of learning the ins and outs of running a hosting company, and seeing the opportunities to expand in the marketplace, NFP Hosting throughout the years added additional services to serve a wider variety of markets. NFP Hosting today offers everything the basic consumer looking to start a website may need, all the way up to the advanced (technical) user looking to set up a cluster of servers. At NFP Hosting, there is no waiting around. Services are instantly provisioned, and 24/7 customer support comes standard with our plans. No compromises. No excuses. It’s really as simple as that.
These offers are special because these offer the highest levels of discounts that we have granted on our VPS plans yet, and this is also our first offer to the LowEndBox community! We look forward to serving the community.”

HERE’S THE OFFER:

1GB VPS Promotion 

 – 1GB RAM
– 1GB Swap
– 2x vCPU
– 40GB HDD space
– 2TB transfer
– 100Mbps Network Port
– 1x IPv4
– 50x IPv6
– DDoS Protection Included
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– $12/year

ADDITIONAL OFFERS/NETWORK INFO: 

2GB VPS Promotion
 – 2GB RAM
– 2GB Swap
– 2x vCPU
– 60GB HDD space
– 5TB transfer
– 100Mbps Network Port
– 1x IPv4
– 50x IPv6
– DDoS Protection Included
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– $19/year
4GB VPS Promotion
 – 4GB RAM
– 4GB Swap
– 4x vCPU
– 100GB HDD space
– 5TB transfer
– 100Mbps Network Port
– 1x IPv4
– 50x IPv6
– DDoS Protection Included
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– $5/month

NETWORK:
DATACENTER
QuadraNet – Los Angeles, CA
Test IPv4: 198.55.111.5
Test IPv6: 2607:fcd0:0:a::2
 HOST NODE
– Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620v2
– 64GB RAM
– 4x 4TB HDDs
– LSI 9361 Hardware RAID10 w/ CacheVault
– Dual 1Gbps uplinks

 

87 Comments

  1. isupreme:

    Good offer!
    I want to know do you provide asia-optimized route to mainland China?

    September 6, 2017 @ 10:55 am | Reply
    • Hey isupreme! Yes as our location is in Los Angeles we are able to provide good connection to mainland China. Our datacenter also optimizes those routes.

      Here is a test IP address 198.55.111.5

      -nathan

      September 6, 2017 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
  2. Zelg:

    From the TOS:

    Grounds for Termination:
    * Using the Service to operate server programs, including, but not limited to mail servers, IRC servers, game servers, ftp servers, Web servers, or streaming audio/video servers.

    Resource Usage
    User may not:
    *Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
    *Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.

    Huh.

    September 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
    • Hey Zelg, this is in reference to shared hosting, however we can get that modified to be more specific and I absolutely agree with you. These activities are allowed on virtual private servers.

      -nathan

      September 6, 2017 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
    • fruvous:

      What can you use this for then?

      September 6, 2017 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
    • mkv:

      It might be an intersting option provided one could find out how to use it. Cannot run crond, systemd, rsyslogd, exim, nginx, apache, proftpd, not even sshd…

      They should sort out the mess in the TOS asap.

      September 6, 2017 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
      • Hey fruvous and mkv,

        I absolutely agree and I’m working on getting the TOS updated now to better distinguish. To clarify, while IRC is prohibited on shared hosting, this is allowed on VPS (virtual private servers) and dedicated servers! Sorry about that guys.

        -nathan.

        September 6, 2017 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
        • Hey Zelg, furious, and mkv

          Thanks to your feedback I have gone ahead and implemented your suggestions and updated the website with a simple approach to the Terms of Service.

          I don’t like reading jargon myself, and if I’m honest like I’m sure most of you do, I usually scroll right through the terms and conditions with most places, haha! :) I’m not going to waste your time with a typical terms of service with a bunch of words that you don’t understand – so I made it short and sweet, easy to understand with less than 500 words.

          The TL; DR of our TOS is – don’t do anything illegal (like child pornography) or disrespectful (such as email spamming or sending DDoS attacks) – and you’ll be fine.

          As far as refunds are concerned, its 3 days in the TOS, but as long as you work with us, we’ll work with you, it’s as simple as that. Hey, after all we are people on the other side of the computer screen too!

          Thanks again for your feedback guys, if you three want to reach out to me at nathan@nfphosting.com via email I’ll get you a VPS on the house for a month to try out. Thank you for your suggestions.

          Any other questions, feel free to shoot my way.

          -nathan.

          September 6, 2017 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
  3. Hi Everyone,

    We’re so pleased to be featured here, and I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Nathan and I look forward to participating in this community and helping wherever I can.

    If anyone has any questions, shoot away.

    -nathan

    September 6, 2017 @ 12:27 pm | Reply
  4. Accounts purchased under a promotion, with or without a promo code, are excluded from the 30 day money back guarantee.

    September 6, 2017 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
    • Hi Vijay, we’re extending a 3 day no questions asked money back guarantee on these packages. Any timeframe past 3 days will still be considered on a case by case basis, we’re not in the business of taking people’s money if they are not happy with our services.

      -nathan.

      September 6, 2017 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
  5. Lucas:

    That terrible with start with a new provider and with yearly prepaid

    September 6, 2017 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Hey Lucas, while we may be a new provider to LEB, we are certainly not a new provider, we have been established for quite some time. As this is our first offer on LEB, we wanted to grant the highest levels of discounts yet :)

      We do have monthly packages available on our website as well, if you want to start with that and upgrade to one of these plans at a later time?

      -nathan.

      September 6, 2017 @ 2:36 pm | Reply
  6. Diskman:

    Wellp. Out 12 bux. cute. Service was completely unreachable unless a ticket is opened and the console interface just disconnects. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

    September 6, 2017 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
    • Diskman:

      Prompt refund. Moving on.

      September 6, 2017 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
    • Hey Diskman, I believe I found the issue and confusion lies. I went ahead and issued a full refund for you and I’m also keeping your VPS online, on the house for another year, as I do want to apologize for the troubles caused.

      To clarify, we are engaging with WHMCS support on this issue, but the serial console that is integrated within our billing portal (portal.nfphosting.com) does not load completely, you will need to access the serial console either via SSH directly into your VM, or via the SolusVM panel.

      The login details to the SolusVM panel are mentioned in your welcome email. The serial console functions are fully working within SolusVM.

      Sorry about that Diskman!

      -nathan.

      September 6, 2017 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
      • Keith Hayes:

        Wow good gesture on your part Nathan. More power to you. Now THAT’s customer service.

        September 6, 2017 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  7. Tai:

    Nathan was helpful in answering the rather exhaustive list of questions I had. I signed up for a VPS and I’m up and running, and I must say the VPS is one of the fastest I’ve ever used. Initial impressions that are good creating lasting impressions on me, and usually mean a good experience long term. Good job NFP!

    September 6, 2017 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
    • Hey Tai, it’s been a pleasure my man! You know how to get ahold of us if you ever need anything else or if any questions pop up. Here to help, thanks for choosing us :)

      -nathan.

      September 6, 2017 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  8. Marcus Vinicius:

    Hey! Any good discount to Windows VPS? :)

    September 6, 2017 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Hey Marcus, not on this round, I didn’t think there was interest for Windows around here! If there is some love for Windows VPS, we will absolutely put together some discounts on Windows VPS packages for our next LowEndBox offer submission!

      -nathan.

      September 6, 2017 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
      • fruvous:

        Yes there is interest!

        September 6, 2017 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  9. Alan:

    Hi nathan, these are good offers. Can I use this for a VPN? (are the required modules for it, I believe its called TAP module) supported?

    September 6, 2017 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
    • Hey Alan

      Not a problem, we allow VPN and have customers already using their server with us for this kind of purpose.

      I believe what you’re referring to is called the TUN/TAP module. Yes you can enable those modules to be supported within the VPS panel.

      -nathan.

      September 6, 2017 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
      • Alan:

        Thanks! Pushing order through now.

        September 6, 2017 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
        • I appreciate it – thank you! I see the order went through Alan and you were set up instantly. Let us know if you need any assistance!

          -nathan.

          September 7, 2017 @ 10:14 am | Reply
  10. Hi, one comment: your listings above mention IPv6 support.
    Support says you don’t currently support IPv6 and there is no obvious way to configure it.
    Not a dealbreaker at the moment, but you might want to modify your offers accordingly so people don’t get mislead.

    September 6, 2017 @ 8:39 pm | Reply
    • Hey PhoneBoy

      We do support native IPv6 and one of our newer staff members wasn’t aware, as this option was only recently made available. Open a ticket to get your free 50 IPv6 assigned.

      Sorry about the slight confusion/miscommunication there!

      -nathan.

      September 7, 2017 @ 10:09 am | Reply
      • Support got back to me and said it should be enabled… but it’s not working.
        I will continue working with your support.

        September 7, 2017 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
      • Jeff Morris:

        I also signed up for a VPS today based on the offer posted here, created a ticket to ask for an IPv6 address, and got a response from Jamie that said only “We are working with ipv6 issue. Once issue is fixed we will update asap.” I replied and asked if I could get a ballpark ETA on when this would be available, but haven’t received any response yet.

        I realize that $12/year for anything in today’s world is almost nothing, so I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but do you have IPv6 support or not? I need to get this host going. If this is a “we plan to offer it soon but it’s not ready yet” sort of situation, I need to move on, as IPv6 is a requirement for me.

        Thanks Nathan.

        September 7, 2017 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
        • They do, I now have it on my VPS.
          I’m not sure what the technical issue was, but it seems to be resolved.

          September 8, 2017 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
          • Hey guys,

            IPv6 is now fully resolved, there was a routing issue on the switch. We’re good to go now.

            -nathan.

            September 8, 2017 @ 5:44 pm
  11. Mohammed Wajee:

    Can rDNS be set? I am unable to do so.

    September 6, 2017 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
    • Hey Mohammed

      Yep! Go ahead and open a ticket to support with the rDNS entry you want us to set your IP to. We’ll take care of it.

      -nathan.

      September 7, 2017 @ 10:10 am | Reply
  12. Your website domain name Whois query expiration date 2017-10-10
    This is a bad message
    Do we have annual payment? Is there a problem that the domain name expires?

    September 6, 2017 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
    • Hey pxsky,

      Our domain is on auto-renew with our domain registrar so that has never been on the back of my mind. You do bring up a good point however and I never thought about it that way! Today I will be renewing the domain for 3 years upfront just to show that we’re not going anywhere and we’re serious about our business.

      Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you on board as a customer soon.

      -nathan.

      September 7, 2017 @ 10:12 am | Reply
      • pxsky:

        Have bought, but at night to China’s Ping 300~400ms

        September 8, 2017 @ 9:51 am | Reply
  13. Outstanding experience with nfphosting! My server was activated instantly, I appreciated the straight forward order process where they don’t try to sell you a million other things like godaddy does.

    I don’t have much to say about support, as everything has been working as it should be and I haven’t had a need to interact with them yet, but I can comment that the server is performing twice as fast as that of my Virpus VPS.

    September 7, 2017 @ 12:13 am | Reply
  14. Kent:

    Awesome deals! I’m thinking about starting out with the 1GB plan to try you guys out, and then upgrade to the next tier up (2GB) in probably a month from now. Is that something that can be arranged then?

    September 7, 2017 @ 12:35 am | Reply
    • Hey Kent not a problem, you’ll find the option to upgrade in the client area, or you can always open a sales ticket.

      -nathan.

      September 7, 2017 @ 10:19 am | Reply
  15. James:

    Hi Nathan, will there be an option for Debian 9 (Stretch)?

    September 7, 2017 @ 4:18 am | Reply
  16. Christopher:

    Good support. I definately appreciate the personalized style of customer service these guys provide – something you don’t see much of nowadays from hosting providers :(

    September 7, 2017 @ 9:15 am | Reply
    • You’re the man Christopher! Thanks for the appreciation. We appreciate you more.

      -nathan.

      September 7, 2017 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  17. variable:

    Interested in snagging one. How much would it be for an additional 20gigs of disk space?

    September 7, 2017 @ 10:35 am | Reply
    • Hey Variable,

      In the order form there is an option to add an extra 30GB of storage for just $3 more annually.

      Check it out :)

      -nathan.

      September 8, 2017 @ 1:02 am | Reply
  18. Tom:

    KVM or other locations planned?

    September 7, 2017 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
    • Hey Tom

      For the next round this is definitely something that we will be considering!

      If we were to expand, what other locations would you like to see?

      -nathan.

      September 8, 2017 @ 1:04 am | Reply
  19. Felton:

    I placed my order in for a 2 GB VPS, great price!

    Felton

    September 7, 2017 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
    • Fantastic to hear that :)

      Thank you for ordering, feel free to open a ticket if you need any assistance.

      -nathan.

      September 8, 2017 @ 1:05 am | Reply
  20. Felton:

    So far so good, just finished my LAMP install and finished moving over my WordPress sites. Performance is pretty rapid, will update each month with my experiences
    :)

    September 7, 2017 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  21. Jonathan:

    Awesome provider. Cheers for accepting BitCoin

    GLWS

    September 7, 2017 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
    • Thank you! I’m glad you’ve found us accepting Bitcoin to be beneficial.

      -nathan.

      September 8, 2017 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  22. rohan:

    hi, if i buy VPS, will you set PTR record for me?

    September 8, 2017 @ 1:40 am | Reply
  23. joseph:

    signed up for $12/year plan

    any chance for additional IPs?

    also… cant seem to get a password reset to my email. cheers.

    September 8, 2017 @ 5:35 am | Reply
    • Hey Joseph,

      I answered your support ticket about this earlier this morning. Let me know if you still need a password reset – I just tested and it’s working.

      -nathan.

      September 8, 2017 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  24. Jason:

    Seems like these guys are on to a good start! Competitive offers and great service. Loving my VPS.

    September 8, 2017 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  25. Awgaan:

    Looks great. If you had had Germany or the UK this would have been an instant buy (for me).

    September 8, 2017 @ 5:55 pm | Reply
    • Sounds good Awgaan! I’ll definitely let you know when we cross the pond!

      -nathan.

      September 11, 2017 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  26. Melvin:

    I can also agree with what others are saying. Quite frankly, Nathan has been (exceedingly) helpful in the pre-sales process, and also the post-sales process (support). Will be ordering more servers with NFP

    September 9, 2017 @ 11:07 am | Reply
    • You have been a pleasure to work with! Thank you for everything, Melvin.

      -nathan.

      September 11, 2017 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
  27. Duc:

    Thanks for the great discount!
    I’m trying your service and notice one thing, the kernel is 2.6.
    Do you have plan to upgrade to newer kernel. At the moment Docker cannot run because it needs 3.10 or newer.

    September 9, 2017 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
    • Hey Duc

      Great question – right now if you want to run docker, we suggest using one of our KVM VPS plans (or a dedicated server, but those are understandably much more costly). The kernel and distro that we run our nodes on are picked for their production stability. We do stress test newer kernels and distros, however, we find that they are not as stable. We have the same goal as you, but right now, for Docker, KVM or dedicated server is the only option we offer.

      -nathan.

      September 14, 2017 @ 2:59 am | Reply
  28. Danny Grey:

    Purchased a 1GB VPS for running my bots on Discord. Works very well without downtime ^^

    September 13, 2017 @ 8:09 am | Reply
    • Hey Danny, you’re awesome – thanks so much for sharing your experience!

      -nathan.

      September 14, 2017 @ 2:59 am | Reply
  29. Salvatore:

    For “1GB VPS Promotion” what kernel version?? Can I use serverpilot.io on them?

    September 14, 2017 @ 10:34 am | Reply
  30. Danti:

    Hello, can the bandwidth, port, storage be upgraded at a later date ? Say, after a couple of months or its a one time signup upgrade option ?

    September 14, 2017 @ 12:03 pm | Reply
    • Hey Danti,

      Yup absolutely, just ticket to sales department when you’re ready to upgrade and we’ll take good care of you!

      -nathan.

      September 20, 2017 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  31. kole:

    Only 100Mbps uplink?

    September 15, 2017 @ 5:36 am | Reply
  32. Mark:

    as I’m about to avail the 2GB VPS promotion, i can see only 2 options in your payment method: paypal or coinbase (bitcoin)? do you have credit card option?

    September 16, 2017 @ 5:28 am | Reply
  33. George:

    I purchased a $12/year plan and planned to set it up as a L2TP/IPSec VPN. Looks like they have technical problems and can’t make L2TP/IPSec work on their OpenVZ VPS, the syslog shows the following error message:

    ERROR: netlink response for Add SA esp.796a518@x.x.x.x included errno 93: Protocol not supported

    which suggests a possible kernel issue. However, after days of troubleshooting, their technical support finally suggested me with a KVM based VPS.

    September 16, 2017 @ 6:22 am | Reply
    • Hey George, IIRC we were able to get you all sorted out via support ticket, but if not, feel free to raise a new ticket and mention my name, I’ll take a look myself personally.

      -nathan.

      September 20, 2017 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  34. alex:

    Great service, I would not hesitate to recommend them!

    September 16, 2017 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  35. Patrick:

    Wanted to drop by with a word of appreciation and say that NFP is a great host. Sometimes I feel like good providers aren’t recognized enough, and naturally as humans we all get busy. I am glad to report that NFP is definitely one of the better providers on here based on my experience. Thank you nathan for all your kind assistance earlier this morning on my ticket, impressive response time for a weekend.

    September 16, 2017 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
    • Hey Patrick, I agree with your views there and thank you for writing about your experience with us!

      -nathan.

      September 20, 2017 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  36. Nathan:

    Hi,

    Still trying to get a refund on this Ticket ID: #815357

    Thanks

    September 19, 2017 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
    • Hey Nathan,

      Looks like this was processed for you in under 2 business days already? You should be good to go now but if you need anything else, you know how to contact us!

      -nathan.

      September 20, 2017 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  37. Bob:

    Happy with it!

    To anyone who says they cant connect to the terminal:
    -Create a new terminal session from the control panel
    -Log into putty with that sessions IP/username/password that is presented to you
    -You will be logged into the root of your IP’s box

    ^Its just extra security.

    September 20, 2017 @ 12:16 pm | Reply

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