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PrestonHost – $5.50 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 17, 2010 @ 1:12 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated December 2011 — PrestonHost has been sold and redirecting to BigBrainHost since November 2011.

PrestonHost Via this WHT offer. PrestonHost, a pretty new hosting start up based in Singapore, has released some cheap OpenVZ VPS plans starting from $5.50/month (or $14/quarter if you want to go prepay). You get

  • 512MB guaranteed/768MB burstable memory
  • 60GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

That is a lot of disk space for $5.50. Set up is between 1-24 hours, i.e. no instant setup. Testing IP is from Orlando FL with DimeNOC (that I have experience with my HostLatch VPS there — patchy ping sometimes). Domain was registered for < 3 months although it did trade as PrestonHost.in since 27 Dec 2009 — it’s claimed founding date. A two-people company according to this page, although it appears to be more the CEO + the techie. The VPS section is also no where to be seen on their public website.

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.

8 Comments

  1. king:

    Hmm…
    The vps plan offered is exactly the same with Hostlatch’s Anniversary Special but plan #1 and utilize Dimenoc DC also.

    May 17, 2010 @ 3:40 am | Reply
  2. Jamie:

    I thought that plan looked familiar.

    May 17, 2010 @ 5:11 am | Reply
  3. The poster at WHT (Farisworlds) has been posting HostLatch offers (see the WHT post reference here). Moreover it has been recommending VPSLatch (HostLatch’s managed VPS) in the VPS Hosting forums. Hmm.

    June 19, 2010 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  4. Farisworlds is a sales representative of HostLatch. He still is a paying customer of our services and by freedom of speech he does have the right to share his experience with our services… and WHT mods have confirmed the reviews/recommendations, and WHT is clear on what is going on, and understands that Farisworlds is only a sales representative of HostLatch.

    Thanks for your concern.

    June 20, 2010 @ 12:58 am | Reply
  5. the ssh is not allowed ? thanks

    February 16, 2011 @ 4:57 am | Reply
  6. With respect to lowendbox.com, PrestonHost has cheap prices, but their services are CHEAPER. When you get downtime, you will not get refund, or even sorry from PrestonHost. Beware.
    My PrestonHost review: http://www.weblifelive.com/2011/05/beware-prestonhost-a-kids-driven-webhosting-company/

    May 15, 2011 @ 8:39 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      “About year ago in 2010 I ordered their Netherlands reseller account.” this isn’t a lowendresellerbbox.com.
      If you would actually be reading more of his WHT posts you would know that all hes resellers/shared hosting is hosted on cheapest VPS’s.

      You get what you pay.

      May 15, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Tom, imho message is the same. And please don’t come here with standard “You get what you pay” WHT nonsense as LEB community know that we can get in low price range all possible – from worst to best service. With a bit of persistene, research, etc.. low price doesn’t mean constant downtimes, lack of support, etc.. by default.
        And finally no one pay for “service non-providing”.

        May 15, 2011 @ 11:12 am | Reply

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