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PaidHosts – $5 OpenVZ VPS with 64MB memory

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 9, 2008 @ 1:25 am, by LowEndAdmin
UPDATE: PaidHosts website is either not resolving or is currently parked. FAIL.

This PaidHosts VPS plan is only available via this WHT offer. For $5/month you can get the following OpenVZ VPS:

  • 64MB guaranteed/128MB burstable
  • 500Mhz dedicated CPU
  • 3GB storage
  • 30GB monthly data transfer
  • HyperVM/CentOS/LxAdmin
  • Fully Managed

No idea where the server is from their website, although their main site is traced to BurstNET’s data center in Scranton, PA. Do note that by posting their offer here does not mean I am endorsing this provider. In the light of yesterday’s post, I might even say stay away and watch in a distance for at least 6 months, because

  • I basically don’t trust any low end provider on BurstNET.
  • Domain registered in May this year, with domain privacy turned on.
  • NS1, NS2 and the main site itself are (possibly) on the same cPanel box. No reputable provider would do that.
  • Heaps of proxy sites on that server. That would give you a bit of background of their operation.
  • Finally, VPS plan page is not even available on their website.

I am sure I can dig up more if I spend 30 minutes on it but just by looking at some of the health metrics of their main domain is enough to put me off. The same can be said about some providers that I have listed here before, and always do your homework.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

1 Comment

  1. Domain is not even resolving now. Fail.

    September 2, 2008 @ 12:10 am | Reply

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