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ServerHitch – $5.24 OpenVZ VPS with 128MB

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 26, 2009 @ 12:42 pm, by LowEndAdmin
Updated 9 March 2010: ServerHitch’s website seems to be dead since 26 Feb 2010. Another one in the dead pool.

Via this WHT offer. ServerHitch has a grand opening special with lifetime 25% off discount using coupon code fm25pc — which can be found on their website but is no where mentioned on the WHT offer post. Anyway, it brings the price down to $5.24/month for the following virtual server:

  • 128MB memory
  • 8GB storage
  • 128GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • CentOS/Ubuntu

From network & infrastructure page, it says the servers are hosted in Chicago IL. Fast Xeon 5520 hardware if it is really what ServerHitch claimed to be.

When you dig a bit deeper, well, ServerHitch got a few ticks on the dodgy report.

  • Very new domain registration — early October this year, and with domain privacy. Why does a company selling products on the Internet wants to hide their domain registration info?!
  • ns1, ns2 and www.serverhitch.com are all on the same box.
  • ServerHitch was launched in December 2009 according to the about us page. December is still a week away. Not to mention 99% uptime SLA seems to be a bit low (whereas the actual SLA says 100% electricity + transit).
  • Interesting terms of service, especially the fact that CubicHost was mentioned in a few places. Yes, this CubicHost.org, which is still down. If you google SearchHitch CubicHost, you’ll find that ServerHitch is merely the rebranded CubicHost.

CubicHost has to be one of the most-offline providers. It was up and down like a yoyo for the last couple of weeks, and seeing it has been rebranded as something else, it might never come back up again. Will ServerHitch be better? We’ll see.

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5 Comments

  1. David:

    >>especially the fact that CubicHost was mentioned in a few places

    You’d think that they’d check for stuff like that. I mean, a simple regex could do it for them, so they have no excuse…

    November 27, 2009 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
  2. Joe Merit:

    If this is cubichost then you will probably want to stay far away, look how unprofessional he is in this thread.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=897799&page=3

    The owner of cubichost is “ccc353” and you can see that he isnt very professional, just look at the MSN log he posts of him and one of his customers, he is “c.diz.my.niz” in the MSN Log.

    November 28, 2009 @ 6:57 am | Reply
  3. copy:

    “(11:17:37 AM) c.diz.my.niz@gmail.com: i already am rebranding”

    I think this says it all.

    November 30, 2009 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  4. hi,

    it is defintely cubichost anyone with a paypal account can confirm.

    December 2, 2009 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
  5. It appears that ServerHitch.com (IP: 64.120.27.6) has been down since 26 Feb 2010. That’s over one week of downtime for a hosting provider, which I think should be declared “DEAD”.

    Base on the initial evidence I think the outcome is not surprising.

    March 9, 2010 @ 12:14 am | Reply

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