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WillHosting – $3.95 512MB & $6.95 1GB OpenVZ in Phoenix, AZ

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: March 29, 2013 @ 11:19 pm, by Liam

William, from WillHosting, has sent in a couple of OpenVZ offers located in Phoenix, AZ. On a slightly different note, if you haven’t already – please vote in our top providers poll before Sunday.

512MB OpenVZ

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 E3′ Cores
  • 1Gbit Port
  • 60GB Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $3.95/Month | Order
1GB OpenVZ

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 4 E3′ Cores
  • 1Gbit Port
  • 90GB Diskspace
  • 3000GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $6.95/Month | Order

WillHosting was established in February 2010 with a mission “to provide Affordable and Reliable hosting services”. This is the first time that we have featured an offer from them on LowEndBox, and we’re told both plans are exclusive. Will Hosting LLC is a legally registered Limited Liability Company in the state of Florida. Unfortunately, no IPv6. Apparently they’re working with the datacenter to get it implemented as soon as possible. This promotion is valid through April 30th or until stock runs out. I only managed to find this ‘review’, if you’re a customer – do share your experience below!

WillHosting accepts payments via all Major Credit Cards and Paypal. Interestingly, they will soon be allowing for payment via echecks – an option that I haven’t seen offered by any provider on here before. We are told that refunds are granted on a case by case basics. Additional IPv4 addresses are $1/each. They allow IRC and most other things as long as they’re legal and don’t effect their other customers. You can view their TOS here.

Network Information:

All of their Servers are hosted on nodes provided by IOFLOOD in a private cage at the PhoenixNAP datacenter in Phoenix, AZ.

Test IPv4: 192.110.163.62
Test File: http://192.110.163.62/100MB.test

46 Comments

  1. john:

    I just picked up one box, will post the benchmark soon.

    March 29, 2013 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
    • john:

      Here are the result, very impressive piece of box.

      CPU info

      root@:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
      processor : 0
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 58
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
      stepping : 9
      cpu MHz : 3399.959
      cache size : 8192 KB
      physical id : 0
      siblings : 8
      core id : 0
      cpu cores : 4
      apicid : 0
      initial apicid : 0
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 13
      wp : yes
      flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms
      bogomips : 6799.91
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:

      Benchmark

      root@:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash
      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
      Number of cores : 1
      CPU frequency : 3399.959 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 256 MB
      Total amount of swap : 256 MB
      System uptime : 28 days, 1:16,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 29.8MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 16.2MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 34.5MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.68MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 4.89MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 8.05MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.43MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 32.2MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 61.9MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 19.4MB/s
      I/O speed : 145 MB/s

      Download speed

      root@:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.bin
      –2013-03-30 03:42:09– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.bin
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 205.234.175.175
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.bin’

      100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 16.4M/s in 6.1s

      2013-03-30 03:42:16 (16.4 MB/s) – `100mb.bin’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      I/O test

      root@:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf iotest
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 7.50606 s, 143 MB/s

      March 29, 2013 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
      • Thanks for the review and I’m glad you’re enjoying your new VPS!

        March 29, 2013 @ 11:49 pm | Reply
      • System uptime : 28 days, 1:16

        This is new vps ?

        March 30, 2013 @ 6:51 am | Reply
        • Will:

          It looks like he picked up our previous offer on LET

          March 31, 2013 @ 1:43 am | Reply
    • I misunderstood port speed to mean the maximum download/upload speed. Can anyone tell me what exactly a port speed is? 1Gbit port speed on this offer doesnt seem to translate into 1Gbps download speeds. In fact the download speeds as per benchmark seems equal to that of a 100Mbps connection.

      March 30, 2013 @ 5:05 am | Reply
      • All of our VZ nodes have a min port speed of 1GB. We allow our VPS clients to take full advantage of this as long as it doesn’t effect other customers. We do this through bonding of 1GB ports.

        March 30, 2013 @ 5:15 am | Reply
      • Joel,
        I think you have a confusion about this. There is a huge difference between 1Gbit/s & 1 Gbps. In 1 Gbit/s, you should get 1024 Mbit/8=125 MBPS. I hope you are now clarified.

        March 31, 2013 @ 5:39 am | Reply
        • Hi,
          My understanding was the Gbit/s and Gbps (with a lower case b) are analogous. 1 GB (Gigabyte)=8Gbit (Gigabit or Gb)=1024MB=1024×8 Mbit(Mb).

          The upper case B stands for Byte and the lower case b for bit. 1Byte (1B)= 1 bit (1b). The same format is carried over to MB vs Mb and GB vs Gb.

          Someone tell me I’m correct. I cant afford to have erred in something as basic as that!

          March 31, 2013 @ 5:45 am | Reply
        • Typo, my mistake.

          March 31, 2013 @ 6:43 am | Reply
    • John, how come your RAM and Swap are 256MB. Isnt the minimum on offer 512 MB?

      March 30, 2013 @ 5:37 am | Reply
      • John picked up one of our previous offers on LET

        March 31, 2013 @ 6:43 am | Reply
  2. Thanks for the post Liam! We’re ready to answer any questions that the community may have.

    March 29, 2013 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
  3. The benchmark seems interesting. Any way to add an additional 100GB?

    March 30, 2013 @ 4:47 am | Reply
  4. Addon disk space is the only reason I’m sticking with Myrsk. Their port speed is too bad. Yours appear reasonable from the benchmark.

    March 30, 2013 @ 4:48 am | Reply
    • R Alkhaili:

      Well to be honest, some of the routes from FDCServers to remote locations are somewhat bad – while others are pretty much able to push the full allotment. This is the only location that is getting on my nerves, and I am in contact with the datacenter about it.

      Sorry to derail Will,
      Regards,
      R.

      March 30, 2013 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
      • Thanks R. I know it’s out of your hands at the moment and will be glad when it’s finally resolved.

        March 30, 2013 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
  5. RP:

    Just picked up a 512 VPS after seeing the benchmarks posted. So far, speedy machine and nothing to complain about. (Plus they have rDNS enabled in the control panel, always a plus.)

    Going to keep an eye on it over the next month or so to watch the node stability but all good right now.

    Keep up the good work!

    March 30, 2013 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  6. Location San Jos,USA
    -bash-3.2$ wget http://192.110.163.62/100MB.test
    –2013-03-30 01:00:07– http://192.110.163.62/100MB.test
    Connecting to 192.110.163.62:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `100MB.test’

    40% [==============> ] 42,201,952 3.34M/s eta 24s

    March 30, 2013 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  7. patrick:

    This is from VPS in LA w/ Hostigation.

    root@jupiter [~]# wget http://192.110.163.62/100MB.test
    –2013-03-30 01:04:10– http://192.110.163.62/100MB.test
    Connecting to 192.110.163.62:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: 100MB.test

    100%[==========================================================================>] 104,857,600 9.07M/s in 13s

    March 30, 2013 @ 8:06 am | Reply
    • looks Hostigation speed is bad!

      March 30, 2013 @ 9:14 am | Reply
      • Patrick:

        They are selling domains for 24.95/year which is *really* steep.

        March 30, 2013 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  8. In LosAngle
    [root@my home]# wget http://192.110.163.62/100MB.test
    –2013-03-30 11:22:08– http://192.110.163.62/100MB.test
    Connecting to 192.110.163.62:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: “100MB.testâ€

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 50.4M/s in 2.0s

    2013-03-30 11:22:10 (50.4 MB/s) – “100MB.testâ€

    March 30, 2013 @ 8:23 am | Reply
  9. Hello Will,
    Could you kindly see my support ticket 726875? VPS automatically provisioned, but I’m unable to SSH into it.

    March 30, 2013 @ 9:31 am | Reply
    • Answering my own post.

      Support seems very good at Will Hosting. I did face a couple of inexplicable issues with DNS resolution on the newly provisioned servers along with some routing issues. However support was quick, very much better from my recent provider BlueVM. I’d place support response level on a grade 8 when Myrsk gets 9 and Servermania 7.

      My benchmarks mirrored that of John. I bought the 512MB plan.

      March 30, 2013 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
      • Ishaq:

        BlueVM is a larger provider, we get hundreds of tickets and therefore response may be slower. I apologize.

        March 30, 2013 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
        • Ishaq, it wasnt only the response to tickets that left a bad impression of BlueVM. From Day 1, I and the rest of your subscribers had issues with non reachable ips. Apparently you were hit by a massive DDOS or so your Twitter account seemed to say. On top of that your Ticket system and main facing website was down for around 24 hours at a stretch, came online for a couple of hours and again died, along with the VPS. In fact, I couldnt get to install anything on the VPS for the first week. The problem recurred even since.

          Now, being a big company, one would expect that BlueVM places customer satisfaction as a priority. But comments on LEB and tickets didnt evoke any kind of response from you guys. When you have issues with your service, it’s expected that the service provider gives some kind of compensation like a refund. However BlueVM didnt grace us with any reply to these requests.

          So that’s what I mean when I say BlueVM customer support has been terrible. If you take a look at my history on that VPS, you can see that I have logged in less than 10 times. I’m honestly wary of installing anything painstakingly on it, since I can never know when it’s going to be down. I expected the VPS to be working now, weeks from the DDOS attacks, however I logged in to the VPS to do a comparative benchmarks and found that it had been online for just a couple of hours. Since I never rebooted it over these weeks, it’s apparent that it was down…again.

          It this is what happens when one trusts a “big” provider like BlueVM, I’m thankful that I’ve kept smaller hosts like MyRSK as my primary providers. I’ve also had experience with Servermania too and both these providers are excellent examples of what good support really means. Having offered low end boxes does not mean a customer should be treated as rubbish.

          I’ll be publishing a detailed point by point comparison of all these LEB providers I’ve subscribed to, soon.

          March 30, 2013 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
        • Oops, just realized I was derailing D:

          Good luck Will, offer looks good and I’m sure you offer a good service :)

          March 31, 2013 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
      • Glad we would get things worked out for you!

        March 30, 2013 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
  10. ETM:

    ping results in korea

    Ping 192.110.163.33 32바이트 데이터 사용:
    192.110.163.33의 응답: 바이트=32 시간=163ms TTL=52
    192.110.163.33의 응답: 바이트=32 시간=161ms TTL=52
    192.110.163.33의 응답: 바이트=32 시간=162ms TTL=52
    192.110.163.33의 응답: 바이트=32 시간=162ms TTL=52

    March 30, 2013 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  11. Kent:

    Can I install pptpd vpn?

    March 31, 2013 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
    • Until now, No reply. I hope willhosting can setup a live chat function on the website. Just like ServerMania website. I think this function will be very important for user. I like that support services and speed.

      March 31, 2013 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
      • john:

        It’s weekend.

        March 31, 2013 @ 9:08 pm | Reply
        • Did you get a response? Let me know the ticket number and I’ll check it out. I’ve got people scheduled around the clock so you should se a response within a couple of hours from the time you submit it.

          March 31, 2013 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
    • Until now, Nobody answer my question.

      April 1, 2013 @ 1:18 am | Reply
      • I checked into the issue for you. We replied this morning at 11:44CST.

        April 1, 2013 @ 3:58 am | Reply
        • My question is “Can I install pptpd vpn?”

          April 1, 2013 @ 5:27 am | Reply
      • Yes. We allow anything as long as it’s legal and doesn’t negatively impact other customers.

        April 1, 2013 @ 5:40 am | Reply
  12. It’s now been a month since I signed up for this, and to be honest, this is one of the better LEB offers I’ve signed up for in the last three months. The network has been very fast, and I’ve had zero downtime. It will be a pleasure to renew this.

    April 21, 2013 @ 10:13 am | Reply
  13. Dan B:

    It took 2.5 days to reset a password but otherwise a good service. YMMV

    April 22, 2013 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  14. Larry:

    Have been waiting well over 24 hours for a response to a ‘Sales’ ticket and they have not yet responded, I emailed them again and still not any further responses from this company. If they don’t respond to sales tickets, what’s to say that they are going to respond to a support ticket when a customer is in need and requires an urgent response. I would stay away from these guys!

    May 14, 2013 @ 10:26 pm | Reply
    • My experience suggests otherwise. Response to sales ticket only suggests that the company is eager to get you (and your money) as a customer. Support to support ticket has been forthcoming. I’ve been using this since the offer, and support was better than some peers here. In fact, I was notified in advance of a possible maintainence downtime.

      This speaks volumes:
      ` #uptime
      06:27:23 up 20 days, 10:15, 1 user, load average: 0.11, 0.07, 0.00`

      May 15, 2013 @ 12:58 am | Reply

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