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[THANKSGIVING] CityNet Host – $4.95/month 512MB KVM VPS in Istanbul, Turkey

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

CityNet_-_2014-11-27_06.19.15Mohamed, from CityNet Host, brings us this offer located in Istanbul, Turkey. A rare location and a nice wink at the traditional thanksgiving diner ;-)

The offer

  • 512MB RAM
  • 2 vCPU
  • 40GB HDD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $4.95/month
  • Order here

According to their public WHOIS, CityNet Host has been around since 2008 and the owner is located in Egypt. They seem to be a registered company as well (CityNet Telecom S.A.E.), but my search for company information ended at the EgyptAir website. If someone can find the registration to confirm it, please let us know.They have been featured a lot by LowEndAdmin in 2010 and 2011, but that’s a bit too long ago to draw some feedback from. This VPS is part of their standard offering but is definitely the one with the best value for money. I do not have much hardware or DC information. They have Live Chat available and two phone numbers for contact, so you should be covered. If you have experience with these guys or decide to give them a shot, please let us know in the comments!

You can pay for this server with PayPal, Credit Card, and 2Checkout. There’s a 30-day refund policy in place for the first account and the first service only. For full details on this and others things, please read their Terms of Service.

Network information

CityNet Telekom – Istanbul, Turkey
Looking glass: http://lg.ist.citynethost.com/

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

43 Comments

  1. Lucas:

    Why only Turkey advertised? Cairo Egypt also offered. Exotic location :)

    November 27, 2014 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
    • David:

      Wow, that’s the true! Egypt is also available for the same price. I’ll give a try!

      November 27, 2014 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
      • rm:

        Anyone know if there a Looking Glass for the Egypt location?

        November 27, 2014 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
        • November 27, 2014 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
          • kerouac:

            Hello Mohamed,

            Wow, you incorporated in Turkey? “CityNet Telekom Ltd” in Esenyurt, Istanbul is the LIR address for the Turkish branch.

            Very interesting, why did you choose to expand here?

            Also which datacenter are you using? Ping is not great to me and I’m in Istanbul.

            Ping from CityNet Istanbul: 79ms
            Ping from CityNet Cairo: 109ms

            December 2, 2014 @ 6:18 am | Reply
  2. If ip spamlisted by gmail ,is refund possible?

    November 27, 2014 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
    • Happy Thanks giving everybody.

      Your VPS will be delivered on blacklist free IP’s. We monitor our ips against black lists frequently to avoid spamming from our notwork.

      November 27, 2014 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
    • DanielM:

      you keep on asking same question ^^

      why would they refund you for such a basic thing?

      me thinks you maybe a spammer.

      November 27, 2014 @ 2:36 pm | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Switch to other email provider, its simple.. ;)

        November 27, 2014 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
        • rm:

          He got it easier,
          1) sign up for every new provider,
          2) send spam,
          3) get IP finally blacklisted,
          4) “ip spamlisted by gmail” => ask for that refund, he’s so eager to know about.
          5) Move on to the next provider.
          All for free.

          November 28, 2014 @ 10:09 am | Reply
      • I am asking same question but to different provider,you are not qualified to answer

        November 27, 2014 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
        • sundaymouse:

          heh, looks like your business is recruitment solicitation?

          November 27, 2014 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
        • It is rare that the same question to all providers

          December 16, 2014 @ 6:24 am | Reply
    • You keep asking the same question to everyone. Try not to abuse services.. Perhaps that will help your case.

      January 9, 2015 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  3. Regarding CityNet Telecom company reregistration, we are a registered business. We are using our own autonomous system numbers AS33785 and AS59895 which available only to registered service provider.

    November 27, 2014 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  4. Tom:

    READ OTHER citynethost THREADS BEFORE BUYING THIS S…

    Warning has been given before your tears will start appearing on this new juicy post.

    November 27, 2014 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
    • Our offers delivered with 30 Days Money Back Gurantee with no ifs or questions, No tears it is Thanksgiving :)

      November 27, 2014 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      I don’t think feedback from 3-4 years ago is necessary still valid.
      Also it’s not a yearly offer, paying per month at just $5 it’s easy to cancel if you don’t like it.

      November 28, 2014 @ 4:34 am | Reply
  5. Lucas:

    BW only 500Gb instead advertised 2Tb

    November 27, 2014 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  6. ben:

    Had a vps with them few years ago, wasn’t very good – but very cheap though – and they are still in business, providing VPS in unusual locations… maybe the service is more stable now?

    would be nice to have bench/opinion from users from recent offers

    November 27, 2014 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
    • Dobrik:

      Yes, they had problems in Egyptian datacenter a few years ago… Yeah, may be in Turkey everything is ok and support is good now days also. I hope…

      November 28, 2014 @ 8:15 am | Reply
  7. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS – I HIGHLY WARN EVERYONE BEFORE BUYING HERE:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1045781
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1060071
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1047569
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1053701
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1055605
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1058947

    In Short: I’ve been doing business with them (atleast i tried) had permanent outages, energy cuts, lost vps’es, massive latency issues, ddos, restarts, hardware failures etc etc etc.

    DO NOT GO WITH THIS COMPANY

    again

    DO NOT GO WITH THIS COMPANY!

    November 28, 2014 @ 8:34 am | Reply
    • Posts from WHT since 2011, If we are that bad!, we still serving our customers up till now and expanding to new locations with better connectivity and infrastructure.

      We are very sorry for your bad experience with us, We hope you feel better now.

      November 28, 2014 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
      • snape:

        I was a (Xen-PVM, with one of the backdoor’d images) customer of yours from August 2010 until this month, in Egypt. Kept hoping things would improve, but… nope. My hope, and patience, are finally exhausted. Ciao, adios, do svidanya.

        The network in Cairo is terrible, in terms of peering and routing and throughput and latency, but that’s the limited connectivity to Egypt, and not really your fault.

        What are your fault are the constant power outages and reboots, and “support”. I don’t think I’m exaggerating that our VM never went more than ninety days without unscheduled downtime and a reboot.

        I stopped bothering to open tickets three years ago. The second ticket I opened, you “lost” my VPS (and customer account…) and provisioned a new one, twenty-four hours later. The third ticket you responded to with two oh-so-helpful words: “Working now..” The fourth ticket you responded to in a mere twenty hours. And those were *all* tickets about the server being offline and un-bootable for more than twenty-four hours (because you guys are, after all, the princes of power outages.)

        Good luck with Turkey, and your ruthless horror of a so-called government. You’re going to need it.

        November 29, 2014 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  8. experience:

    had a vps with this company, it was very cheap, i had it in egypt… basically their service was bad, but because of the arab spring… anyway this istanbul location has nothing to do with egypt locations and turkey is pretty stable so i do not know, maybe give them a chance if the provide refunds.

    November 28, 2014 @ 5:43 pm | Reply
  9. Berkay:

    Their routing is really weird. I was thinking to purchase one but after this traceroute from Turkey…no.

    traceroute to 185.65.204.169 (185.65.204.169), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1  10.19.96.54 (10.19.96.54)  1.023 ms  1.593 ms  1.937 ms
     2  93.155.2.2 (93.155.2.2)  20.541 ms  22.069 ms  23.462 ms
     3  81.212.106.101.static.turktelekom.com.tr (81.212.106.101)  25.160 ms  26.323 ms  27.777 ms
     4  81.212.198.195.static.turktelekom.com.tr (81.212.198.195)  36.273 ms  134.309 ms  134.548 ms
     5  * * *
     6  lon-col-2-acibadem-t2-2.turktelekom.com.tr.213.212.81.in-addr.arpa (81.212.213.137)  106.742 ms  92.646 ms  90.223 ms
     7  xe-10-1-0.edge3.London1.Level3.net (212.113.15.105)  83.319 ms ldn-b3-link.telia.net (62.115.38.1)  86.932 ms xe-10-1-0.edge3.London1.Level3.net (212.113.15.105)  85.655 ms
     8  ae-226-3602.edge3.London1.Level3.net (4.69.166.150)  91.634 ms ldn-bb2-link.telia.net (62.115.137.198)  114.404 ms 4.68.63.150 (4.68.63.150)  90.011 ms
     9  ae-115-3501.edge3.London1.Level3.net (4.69.166.130)  97.408 ms adm-bb4-link.telia.net (213.155.136.87)  101.721 ms *
    10  4.68.63.150 (4.68.63.150)  82.964 ms adm-b5-link.telia.net (213.155.136.247)  115.123 ms  114.762 ms
    11  ae3.amster32.ams.seabone.net (195.22.213.176)  168.106 ms  167.523 ms  169.976 ms
    12  host-185.65.204.169.citynethost.com (185.65.204.169)  94.038 ms !X xe-3-3-0.istanbul1.ist.seabone.net (93.186.132.178)  124.412 ms  127.240 ms
    

    OR http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=s0pTC8sk

    November 28, 2014 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
    • After investigation, there is a routing issue with Turk Telecom, which out of our control, we are handling this issue with our upstream provider to fix it.

      November 29, 2014 @ 12:50 am | Reply
      • Berkay:

        If you get any result, could you post it here? And, who answers your phone number in Turkey?

        November 29, 2014 @ 4:54 am | Reply
    • GCHQ needs to intercept the data from turkey – NSA is watching them ;-)

      November 29, 2014 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
      • kerouac:

        My exact thoughts as I pinged the Istanbul IP.

        Never seen such a ping in-country. 79ms from Istanbul to Istanbul and I’m with Turk Telekom.

        December 2, 2014 @ 6:21 am | Reply
        • Berkay:

          Same here. I’m in Sakarya, the highest I’ve seen is around 40-45. To Radore, it’s always 20-25. Guess Mednautilus have some routing issues.

          December 2, 2014 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
          • kerouac:

            Well interesting. They’re on Mednautilus? First time I’ve heard of this DC. Apparently Mednautilus is a subsidiary of Telecom Italia, which is a pretty large brand, many have heard of Alice ADSL their subsidiary. Baffles me how they can screw up routing this much. And they advertise Mednautilus Greece page in the footer of Mednautilus Turkey; as if there’s any connection peering-wise between Greece and Turkey. Anything would go through Germany, and the geographical proximity is incoherent.

            December 6, 2014 @ 5:20 am | Reply
  10. Ricardo:

    Are you sure is it Turkey location? I’ve never seen 50-70ms from Turkey location before(I’m at Istanbul).

    December 31, 2014 @ 9:34 am | Reply
    • Murat:

      The reason 50-70ms from Turkey to here or other nodes (TATA Istanbul or Ankara, Cogent Istanbul) is TTNET’s refusal to complete internet exchanges in Turkey. So they are exchanging traffic in Frankfurt or France, thats why you get 50-70 ms ping.

      TTNET is evil.

      January 31, 2015 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  11. Dorian:

    I have had a Citynet VPS for years and it is very stable, yes they are not the fastest network link but my VPS is the most stable VPS I have ever had, In fact I have kept it for over 4 years and the support from the guys is good if I ever have a question.

    January 7, 2015 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
  12. Dobrik:

    I wrote above “Yeah, may be in Turkey everything is ok and support is good now days also. I hope…”

    But no…

    I recommend to stay away from any service of CityNetHost. Support is still terrible. ;( One day you will be faced with a problem and after no answer for your ticket within 48 hours you have to change hosting. Be careful, guys from WHT also warned about it.

    March 8, 2015 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  13. fetir james:

    ping to istanbul very big

    March 15, 2015 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  14. Pierre:

    7 DAYS to deliver my vps and the root password they gave is not even working…

    August 22, 2015 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  15. Scrambleground:

    Avoid these scam artists, placed my order, they would never respond to your tickets, will close it without even care to respond, will set the order for pending forever and at the end mark it as fraud and never refund you, i dispute it on paypal, its a crappy service without even deliver, glad i didnt it buy it yearly.

    October 15, 2015 @ 12:38 am | Reply
  16. zxer:

    A short time after I paid for a VPS their website stopped working because they had
    not paid to renew the domain name. The domain name registration was renewed after
    a few days, took about a week for them to have the domain resolve to a working web server.

    The VPS was not installed, I got an email with an ip address but it never worked,
    the citynethost control panel showed the vps using zero disk space.

    No response to a support ticket after three weeks.

    June 27, 2018 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

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