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WootHosting – BOGO 2GB OpenVZ VPS for $36/yr and More!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm, by Jon Biloh

Jason from WootHosting sent over an exclusive offer for us. They have been offering services since 2007 and are based out of the PhoenixNAP datacenter in Arizona, USA. This offer includes a special BOGO (buy one get one free) offer on their 2GB OpenVZ VPS plan, so for just $36/year you get 2 x 2GB systems! They are also giving all customers from LowEndBox a free upgrade to 1Gbps ports exclusive just for this offer. They accept PayPal and Credit cards and their TOS/AUP can be found here.

In their own words:

“WootHosting is overseen by our staff of life-saving technical support engineers, network engineers, and virtualization experts to provide our clients with a truly streamlined hosting experience. We are hosted in the enterprise PhoenixNAP datacenter, one of the few facilities in the United States that is in a region not affected by natural disasters!

Initially, WootHosting was a company that provided basic web hosting packages to small businesses around the globe, in 2010, WootHosting expanded its portfolio and began offering virtual private hosting, along with dedicated servers. In the years since, we’ve become a trusted partner for providing a wide-array of elegant complex hosting solutions at equally attractive values.

Host Node Specifications:

– Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.30 GHz
– 4x 2TB HDDs
– Hardware RAID10
– Full Duplex 1Gbps uplink

Read more for their exclusive deals!

Featured Offer:

New Year VPS BOGO – VPS-2048MB:

Buy One, Get One Free! Order one of these, get another VPS of the same specifications, free for life (as long as you keep the parent service!) Open a ticket to claim your free VPS after this order.

New Year VPS-2048MB:
– 2048MB RAM
– 2048MB Swap
– 2x vCPU
– 30GB HDD space
– 2TB transfer
– 1Gbps uplink
– 1x IPv4
– 30x IPv6
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– No Coupon Needed
– $36/year
– Order Here

Other VPS offers (these are not eligible for BOGO).

New Year VPS-1024MB:
– 1024MB RAM
– 1024MB Swap
– 2x vCPU
– 40GB HDD space
– 2TB transfer
– 1Gbps uplink
– 1x IPv4
– 30x IPv6
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– No Coupon Needed
– $14/year
– Order Here

New Year VPS-4096MB:
– 4096MB RAM
– 4096MB Swap
– 2x vCPU
– 80GB HDD space
– 3TB transfer
– 1Gbps uplink
– 1x IPv4
– 30x IPv6
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– No Coupon Needed
– $4.99/month or $50.89/year
– Order Here


Datacenter Details:

PhoenixNAP – Phoenix, AZ
Test IPv4:
Test file:


  1. suneet kumar:

    Is there any option where we can add additional HDD?

    January 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Hello Suneet, great question!

      Additional storage certainly is available. Just send us a ticket with your requirements and we’ll work out special pricing for you.

      Feel free to utilize the following link to let us know what you’re looking for – it will open a ticket and get things started:


      – Jason

      January 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
  2. suneet kumar:

    And what will be the price after this promotion ends?

    January 5, 2017 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Hi again Suneet, another great question!

      This exclusive offer (and the pricing you see) is locked in pricing for as long as you keep these services. Although this promotion is only available for a limited time, those who take advantage of it will receive the ongoing benefit of this offer and this discounted pricing!

      Please feel free to let us know if you have any other questions; we look forward to working with you!

      – Jason

      January 5, 2017 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
  3. ag.bdy:

    2 vps with same location??

    January 5, 2017 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
    • Hi ag.bdy!

      Our servers (and the VPS instances provided with this BOGO deal) are located in Phoenix, AZ – so both instances provided with this offer will be deployed in this location.

      Throughout the year, we will be expanding our locations (and service offerings); along the way we’ll be providing the LEB community with exclusive offers!

      Please feel free to sign up, or let me know if you have any other questions – we look forward to working with you =)

      Happy new Year!
      – Jason

      January 5, 2017 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  4. Happy New Year everyone!

    We hope that everyone is having a great day, and a fantastic 2017 so far.

    We appreciate the post and the opportunity to present our offers to the LowEndBox website, Jon!

    Please feel free to reach out to us with anything you’re looking for, or if you have any questions about our offers or services!

    (We will be actively responding to comments on this LowEndBox post)

    As always, we look forward to working with you and helping make 2017 your best year yet.

    Jason from WootHosting

    January 5, 2017 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
  5. Hussam:

    Hello WootHosting,
    Due to the nature of my work as a security researcher, sometimes I have to port-scan the target (of course the target gives me the permission to do any security test I want),
    so is this activity violate any terms of yours?

    January 5, 2017 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  6. Valentine:

    What’s the email limit per hour/day? Will I be able to access mySQL and creating a database?

    January 6, 2017 @ 3:58 am | Reply
    • Hi Valentine, thank you for the demonstrating your interest in our LowEndBox offer!

      There is no set limit on e-mails you can send out per hour/day, all we ask is that any mailing must comply with requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003; we do not allow UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email).

      All virtual machines provide you with full root and secure shell (SSH) access, you’ll certainly be able to install MySQL on your server.

      Upon ordering, virtual private servers are automatically provisioned and released to you! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

      – Jason

      January 6, 2017 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
  7. James Bond:

    If I buy New Year VPS-2048MB, can I double the specs of the same machine instead of getting another server?

    January 6, 2017 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
    • Hi James,

      Certainly. After placing your order, please open a ticket with our support team and reference this conversation. We’ll then go ahead and upgrade the resources for your instance.

      If there is anything else I can address before you place your order, please let me know.

      – Jason

      January 6, 2017 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
      • Eran:

        Hi, Is this offer applicable to anyone can i buy the BOGO offer and have it with double the specs instead of another machine?
        also do you know if it is possible to run docker on your VPS looking around it seems it requires that you will use OpenVZ7 with updated kernel is that the case here?

        January 8, 2017 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
        • Hi Eran,

          It would be possible to combine the resources of the two VPS instances into a single VM with combined resources, upon ordering, please open a ticket and reference this request and we’d be happy to do it for you!

          In terms of docker, the current OpenVZ implementation is not compatible, in addition to the kernel requirement, there are some adjustments that need to be made – we do have some of our senior admins looking into this and we’ll announce when we have a solution available. In addition, in the upcoming weeks we will be offering KVM based VPS which will certainly be compatible with docker — when these are available, we’ll both be making an announcement, as well as offering the LEB community specials on this service.

          If in the meantime, our BOGO offer would appeal to you, please go ahead and let us know when you order and we’d be glad to upgrade the resources on your VM for you. As always, please let us know if you have any other questions – we’d love to begin working with you!

          – Jason

          January 9, 2017 @ 7:07 am | Reply
  8. Prateek Kumar:

    Hi, I would like to buy BOGO offer, but I want to ask some questions like, What OS we can install on it, and is we are going to get a control panel to manage the vps

    January 6, 2017 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Hi Prateek,

      We currently have templates for the following operating system choices: CentOS 5, CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Debian 7, Debian 8, Ubuntu 16.04.

      Based upon our experience and the typical orders we receive, these cover what most clients are looking for. However, if there is a particular Operating System you have in mind but we do not currently have, please feel free to let us know and we will add it to our OS template gallery for you!

      You’ll have access to the included SolusVM VPS Admin Panel. With this, you’ll be able to control your virtual machine(s) and perform basic/essential administrative tasks like “boot”, “shutdown”, “reboot”, “reinstall OS”, and “change hostname”. You’ll also have access to view critical stats and logs to monitor the health of your services.

      We’d love to earn your business; please feel free let me know if there are any other questions I can address for you!

      – Jason

      January 6, 2017 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
  9. Chris:

    I signed up for the $14 server yesterday. Oddly, it had no network interface initially, but that was easily resolved through the control panel.
    Other than that, it’s been smooth sailing. Good performance, quick OS reinstalls, and my support ticket to update reverse DNS was answered quickly.

    It’s only been a day, but so far, I’m satisfied with the service.

    January 6, 2017 @ 7:23 pm | Reply
    • Hi Chris,

      I greatly appreciate you providing an account of your experience so far; we’re very happy that we have an opportunity to work with you!

      Please feel free to reach out if there’s ever anything you may need.

      – Jason

      January 6, 2017 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
  10. Raith:

    While the value seems great the server specs really make me wonder. 32gb of ram per server yet each customer is getting 4gb “dedicated” ram with the BOGO offer. That only makes for 8 customers per server if the RAM is truely dedicated. At $36 a year that doesn’t translate to much money for a years time. I am getting one of their offers but the math doesn’t add up for the details offered here.

    January 7, 2017 @ 1:10 am | Reply
    • Hi Raith,

      First and foremost, thanks for signing up!

      This exclusive special for the LEB community is utilizing surplus capacity we have across several of our nodes, many of which are running upon E3-1240v5’s with 64GB RAM. I should have mentioned that the node hardware utilized for this deal above are the minimum hardware specifications of our nodes. Your math does check out, we are providing an exceptional deal in order to reach new clients from the LEB community, but it is done in a sustainable manner and therefore I’m glad that you signed up because we’re only offering this special for a limited time.

      Again, thank you for your business – we look forward to working with you, please let us know if there’s ever anything we can assist with :)

      – Jason

      January 7, 2017 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
  11. Dritch:

    I’d like to take advantage of the bogo and use one VPS as the DB server for the other. What kind of interconnect can you provide between the two? Private subnet? High speed?


    January 7, 2017 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dritch,

      In the upcoming months, we will have a KVM virtualization-based offering that we will both announce and offer to the LEB community. At that time, it will be possible to have private network interconnectivity between VM’s that reside within the same data center. For your particular type of utilization, this would be ideal.

      Depending on the amount of traffic that you would be sending between the servers, you might still be interested in our BOGO offer. Both servers would be able to communicate through public IP addressing, but traffic that is sent between servers would count against the bandwidth allocations for each. Again, if your anticipated traffic between VMs is anticipated to fall within the amount that is allocated, this would be a good option. Additionally, when the KVM-based option is available, you would have the ability to migrate your data over to a pair of KVM based VM’s if you were interested, and then utilize private IP addressing that would then not count against your bandwidth allocation. This might work if you are just starting something out and anticipating that in a couple months your traffic levels between the server would increase — meaning that it might align with our timeframe for the KVM-based offering.

      Either way, we’d love to earn your business, now, or in the near future. If you were to utilize our current offering now, and then plan to migrate yourself to a KVM-based one, you would just want to open a ticket and we’ll work out special pricing for you so that you in effect take advantage of the very best deal and pricing available; we’ll take into consideration the present value of what you’re getting from us with this BOGO, and make sure you get a comparably great value on the KVM-based solution that you would be migrating over to when it’s available.

      While we will be announcing our KVM offering to the LEB community, you can always sign-up to our newsletter in the footer of our website https://www.woothosting.com in order to receive up-to-date announcements from our company.

      If there’s anything else we can address, feel free to let us know or reach out to us directly :)

      – Jason

      January 8, 2017 @ 1:59 am | Reply
      • dritch:

        Nice detailed reply, Jason. Thanks for that.

        I’ll order now, and wait eagerly for the KVM option with private subnet!

        January 9, 2017 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
        • Dritch, that’s great to hear – looking forward to working with you. When you sign up, open a support ticket and mention my name, I’ll see it and follow up with you personally when our KVM hosting becomes available =)

          – Jason

          January 10, 2017 @ 4:20 am | Reply
  12. Just curious, why only 30 IPv6? why not /64 or something like that, there are trillions of trillions of IPv6 addresses available. Most of the VPS providers are giving away /64 block.

    January 8, 2017 @ 4:05 am | Reply
    • Hi Saud,

      While we have found that most can make due with our standard allocation of 30 IPv6 addresses, those who require more can receive more at no additional cost by opening a ticket with us.

      There’s obviously a great debate when it comes to managing IPv6 resources – just like there was with IPv4 resources, but any clients who are desiring more IPv6 space can receive it if they contact us after signing up.

      – Jason

      January 8, 2017 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  13. Jack Lin:

    I bought the smallest plan. I am very satisfied with it so far. Opened a tick to ask for the free gig port upgrade, got it upgraded when I came back to check again a few hours later.
    Please keep up the good work.

    January 8, 2017 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
    • Hi Jack,

      I appreciate you providing a review about your experience with us so far, we’re so glad to have an opportunity to work with you!

      As always, please feel free to reach out to us if you ever need any assistance. We value your business!

      – Jason

      January 9, 2017 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
  14. Jonathan:

    Do you think it’s possible to run Plex on the 1GB plan? There will be usually only one user at a time, maybe two. I plan to use Amazon Cloud Drive for storage.

    January 10, 2017 @ 12:19 am | Reply
    • Hi Jonathan,

      We do have clients running Plex Media Server, however, requirements for this software do vary considerably from what I’ve seen (mostly in terms of CPU requirement). From the requirements listed on Plex’s site, it does appear that they’re recommending a minimum of 2GB RAM for what they’re expecting an average install will need for an average use case — but they do point out that their software is known to run just fine on some Linux installations running less than 2GB RAM (https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200375666-Plex-Media-Server-Requirements) – they don’t really touch on the other conditions that are pertaining to those installations (how many users, etc).

      Now, since you are planning to run a minimal number of users (1-2), you might be just fine on a 1GB plan. In short, we’re not sure how it would run, but you can definitely give it a shot (there’s definitely a chance it will work just fine) and upgrade to a higher RAM-equipped VPS plan only if needed.

      I would like to point out, as I mentioned, CPU does seem to be the bottleneck for most installations, and again, that is going to depend on your use case — some of what Plex mentions about CPU recommendations is listed here: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201774043

      With your specific installation, CPU requirement may be minimal and you can give it a try. If you are needing more CPU resources (either because things are not running as smoothly as you’d like right away (or down the road in the future if the number of active users changes for example), or if the CPU-use being demanded from this service / your VMs begins adversely impacting other clients) we can always discuss options to put you on a different service plan (for example, something KVM-based, which will be made available within the next upcoming weeks) that will satisfy the resource requirements you and the services you are running need.

      Thank you for giving us an opportunity to address your questions, we would love to earn your business and welcome you to WootHosting!

      – Jason

      January 11, 2017 @ 12:35 am | Reply
      • Jonathan:

        I could try it, and if it’s not enough, you’d let me upgrade to the BOGO version for the price difference?

        I might consider KVM later, for other applications.

        January 11, 2017 @ 4:40 am | Reply
        • Hi Jonathan, absolutely.

          If the resources included with the 1GB plan are insufficient, just let me know via a support ticket (please include my name) and I’ll ensure a smooth upgrade to the BOGO (or whichever plan makes most sense).

          Please feel free to sign-up and give it a try, we look forward to working with you =)

          January 11, 2017 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
          • Jonathan:

            Initial testing is positive. Scanning commits all of the memory but much if it is cache. I haven’t tried multiple streams or transcoding yet but a single SD stream had negligible CPU load.

            Sign up was quite simple and quick. Response to tickets was decent too, helping me to enable the fuse module and upgrade to 1 Gbps. It’s too soon to gauge stability, though.

            I’m looking forward to your KVM options!

            January 13, 2017 @ 4:14 am
    • xioustic, thank you for taking the time to review and benchmark our service!

      We utilized the suggestions and points you made on your site as feedback and have in fact, gone ahead and implemented all of it.

      If you have any additional suggestions or feedback, please feel free to reach out us directly, or open a ticket and flag it for my attention — I’ll personally review anything you send over and respond to you directly.

      Thank you again!

      – Jason

      January 11, 2017 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
      • Jason’s personal follow-up via e-mail was excellent, and I’ll be moving one of my servers to their LA location and benchmarking there as well. Will write a follow-up post for that.

        January 12, 2017 @ 12:59 am | Reply
      • Jonathan:

        I was wondering why my sign-up experience was so different! I didn’t notice any of the issues @xioustic initially found, and this explains it.

        January 12, 2017 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
        • Hi Jonathan, we always appreciate when we receive feedback and suggestions from clients about our services and their experiences with our company. In this case, we were able to implement the suggestions we were given prior to you signing up =)

          I’m glad to infer that your experience was a positive one – but if there’s ever anything we can assist you with, we’d love to hear from you!

          – Jason

          January 13, 2017 @ 7:46 am | Reply
  15. Dear LEB Community,

    We are rapidly reaching capacity at our Phoenix location, therefore during the remainder of this special promotion, some new orders may instead be deployed at our Los Angeles location.

    Please note that the Phoenix option will automatically disappear from “Location” options on our order forms when capacity at this location is no longer available – the Phoenix option will automatically reappear if or when capacity in Phoenix becomes available again.

    Los Angeles Facility Details:

    Data Center: QuadraNet
    Test IPv4:
    Test file:

    We greatly appreciate all of the interest and new opportunity we have received from the LEB community!

    Jason from WootHosting

    January 11, 2017 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
  16. Adriano Lucca:

    Jason, what’s the cost per extra IP per month?

    January 12, 2017 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
    • I wanted to ensure that pricing was provided to the LEB community (pricing was already provided to Adriano directly) – additional IPv4 addresses are available for $1.50/month.

      – Jason

      January 13, 2017 @ 7:26 am | Reply
  17. Adriano Lucca:

    Those who’ve signed up with WOO, could you post feedback on the servers and the support in here? We’re a publishing company looking for a reasonably priced & stable solution. Any unbiased advice is welcome.

    January 12, 2017 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
    • If anyone from the LEB community would be willing to share their experience with Adriano, it would be greatly appreciated!

      Furthermore, if any clients have feedback about our service (or ideas about anything you’d like to see, or see differently), I’d greatly appreciate knowing. Please feel free to open a support ticket (and make it to my attention), or email management@woothosting.com

      – Jason

      January 13, 2017 @ 7:33 am | Reply
  18. Adriano Lucca:

    PS, I’m interested in the VPS-4096, 8 CPU Core Allocation @ $11.99 / mo.

    January 12, 2017 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for talking with me earlier today and for signing up – we welcome you to WootHosting =)

      January 13, 2017 @ 7:36 am | Reply
  19. Marcus:

    Any benchmark test?

    January 13, 2017 @ 12:50 am | Reply
  20. Mad Mike:

    So I visited the link for the BOGO Offer and on the signup page it says:

    100Mbps Port Speed

    while in the above post it says:

    – 1Gbps uplink

    Can I get clarification on which it is? Can someone who has bought the BOGO confirm the connection speed?


    January 13, 2017 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
    • Hi Mad Mike,

      This offer does include a free upgrade to a 1Gbps uplink, upon placing your order, please just open a ticket and our support staff will promptly upgrade your port speed.

      We look forward to working with you!

      – Jason

      January 13, 2017 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  21. Ned Ludd:


    I paid for the BOGO and then got this message from your billing department: “As per our terms of service, we reserve the right to refuse hosting services when we find it necessary to.”

    Why was it necessary to refuse hosting?

    January 14, 2017 @ 4:22 am | Reply
    • Hi Ned Ludd,

      I apologize that I can’t go into specifics, but your order was flagged as high-risk and therefore we issued you a full refund.

      – Jason

      January 14, 2017 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
      • Ned Ludd:

        I think people who are considering using your service would like to know why.

        January 15, 2017 @ 5:58 am | Reply
        • Thank you Ned Ludd, I agree that some people viewing this thread might be curious.

          To those who are:

          Hosting providers commonly utilize industry-known tools that screen orders to avoid “high-risk” sign-ups. High-risk is a broad designation and can be a lot of things… ex: SPAM, DDoS, fraudulent payments, chargeback activity, etc…

          As a provider, we can not release additional details because of our privacy policy, nor are we inclined to release specific details because we are not trying to disclose information that would allow high-risk individuals to circumvent our screening methods.

          – Jason

          January 15, 2017 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
          • Ned Ludd:

            I think your “industry-known tools” have made a mistake. I have been paying for VPSes with multiple hosts since 2014. Maybe you should have a conversation in such cases rather than simply ignoring and pissing off a potential customer.

            January 16, 2017 @ 12:12 am
          • Hi Ned Ludd,

            I do appreciate the feedback and I will take it into consideration. We do set our thresholds pretty low to avoid false-positives. There is of course always the risk that legitimate business will get turned away by any such systems — there is no simple and perfect solution (I wish there was). In such cases, while we appreciate your interest in our services and our company, we think it would be in your best interest that you seek services from other providers.

            – Jason

            January 16, 2017 @ 12:59 am
  22. Christopher:

    I usally dont post areound here – only buy VPSses now and then but this deal is worth a feedback.
    i got 3(x2) of this deal and have to say it’s amazing – given the price of 18 usd each per server is something very low end – with some providers you dont even get an ipv4 for that money.

    however, woothosting offered server are far – taken into perspective of those 18 usd – a very very very well placed deal.
    some people might think that you’re suffering support for that price, however, i created 4 tickets so far (not issue related, just q&a stuff) and all of them were replied to within 30 minutes max – amazing!

    hdd/cpu performance on those VPSses are (again – taken into perspective with their price) great!

    i ran several tests on those machines, cpu seems to be unchallenged, hdd runs stable at 50 MB/s MIN, 111 MB/s AVG (got 254 MB/s MAX)

    i use those servers for testing changes to my live, so basicly just run a few unit tests before stuff goes live and – for that – those are ideal.

    January 17, 2017 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

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