HostingandVPS CZ 2GB Review

HostingandVPS is a fairly new host that has emerged on the LET market. They are offering VPS hosting in the UK and CZ at very low prices, with 2GB ram for only $7 a month. However this range of pricing does seem to be quite normal, with $7 for 6GB ram not being too uncommon! HostingandVPS does get quite a lot of stick in the LET community, although this is mostly due to his silly forum threads, and this seems to be quite normal with new hosts in the lowend community. My VPS with them has 2GB ram, 2.5TB bandwidth on a gigabit port, 2 CPU cores and 40gb of RAID 1 storage. This VPS is used for quite a large SA-MP server with a CZ playerbase, and although this is not allowed in their TOS I requested special permission due to the low resource nature of SA-MP.

I can’t seem to get full gigabit speeds, although I suspect this is because of the low speed of the speedtest servers, and the shared nature of VPS hosting.

IPv4 speedtest: 2014-07-30 14:13:55 (17.8 MB/s) – “/dev/null” saved [1073741824/1073741824]
IPv6 speedtest2014-07-30 14:15:19 (14.4 MB/s) – “/dev/null” saved [1073741824/1073741824]

The service for the most part is what you would expect at these prices, and the only downtime I have suffered is 2 server moves both taking about half an hour. Their node hardware uses an i7 in CZ and E3 in the UK, with 32gb ram and RAID 1 7200rpm disks. This is not a high end node, but I think they are doing well to balance out their customer base, with benchmarks looking quite good. Although this review is on their CZ location, I also have another good VPS in the UK. Disk speed is about above average for software RAID1, and according to support they use Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001-1CH164 drives.

[root@zlin tmp]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; unlink test
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 7.83965 s, 137 MB/s

Support response times range from about 10 minutes to an hour, and I have had no issues getting in touch – both times to ask about the server move. Hopefully they will not have to do any more server moves in the future! Their website is nicely laid out, and although it does not have much depth to it everything seems to be where you expect it and has valid SSL. Overall HostingVPS is very good value for money, and I would highly recommend them for personal and low budget use – as with all small hosts on LET, it’s best to keep backups 🙂

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