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sleddogsleddog Member

https://kihihosting.com

  • Canadian (Kitchener, Ontario)
  • KVM starting at $2/month for 512MB
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  • rmlhhdrmlhhd Member, Provider

    120 GB RAID-1 HDD for $2 ?!?!?

  • RadiRadi Member, Provider

    Looks cheap, but I am not giving my card to them.

    4 GB RAM/90 GB SSD/4 TB Traffic/KVM/1 IPv4 for $7/mo only here with coupon code "LET-It-GO".

  • rmlhhdrmlhhd Member, Provider
    edited June 2014

    @FtpIt_Radi said:
    Looks cheap, but I am not giving my card to them.

    Me neither. Their a new host too.

    Registrar: DREAMHOST Created: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | Expires: Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • cassacassa Member, Provider
    edited June 2014

    Website theme, pricing like the old Intronetservers, hmm....

    ik moet poepen

  • SpiritSpirit Disabled

    https://kihihosting.com/about - one of those who talks a lot but says nothing. How's from legal point of view to run online company in Canada? Does it need to be registered?

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited June 2014

    http://bgp.he.net/ip/107.150.29.84

    I am not a BGP expert, but this looks somehow wrong to me. @SkylarM?

  • RadiRadi Member, Provider

    They probably just bought IPs from Crissic, just like GVH did.

    4 GB RAM/90 GB SSD/4 TB Traffic/KVM/1 IPv4 for $7/mo only here with coupon code "LET-It-GO".

  • @rmlhhd said:

    >

    Registrar: DREAMHOST

    DreamHost actually offers VPS with unlimited disk and bandwidth.

    ForthCloud - True Cloud Servers (Virtuozzo/PCS)

  • sleddogsleddog Member
    edited June 2014

    The website is hosted with Hosthatch I think.

  • J1021J1021 Member

    forthcloud said: DreamHost actually offers VPS with unlimited disk and bandwidth.

    What the hell. Anyone actually managed to use some serious storage on their $15 plan?

  • sleddogsleddog Member
    edited June 2014

    Looks like it just launched - June 11 - https://www.facebook.com/KihiHosting/

  • rmlhhdrmlhhd Member, Provider

    @sleddog said:
    Question is, has anyone actually bought one :)

    Looks like it just launched - June 11 - https://www.facebook.com/KihiHosting/

    I would have done but don't want to use my real card number and MaskMe virtual card's do not work for UK residents.

  • forthcloudforthcloud Member
    edited June 2014

    @1e10 said:
    What the hell. Anyone actually managed to use some serious storage on their $15 plan?

    http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/04/05/zk4iPv54K1o1daZN 3644GB disk. Not to mention that the IO is not bad at all.

    ForthCloud - True Cloud Servers (Virtuozzo/PCS)

  • J1021J1021 Member

    forthcloud said: http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/04/05/zk4iPv54K1o1daZN 3644GB disk. Not to mention that the IO is not bad at all.

    What happens when I hit 3644GB? ;)

  • ForthCloud - True Cloud Servers (Virtuozzo/PCS)

  • @forthcloud please go make your own Dreamhost thread...

  • Here ya go - the developer behind kihihosting.com

    Looks legit...

  • @rm_ said:
    http://bgp.he.net/ip/107.150.29.84

    I am not a BGP expert, but this looks somehow wrong to me. SkylarM?

    Leased IP space. It shouldn't show as USACCESS anymore, and the other 2 BGP announces are just sort of a catchall. The /24 takes priority of course.

  • No PayPal

    No company information

    No thanks.

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  • sleddogsleddog Member
    edited June 2014

    AThomasHowe said: No PayPal

    No company information

    Agree that from a buyer's perspective these are red flags. But reviewing the developer's info it look like a legitimate endeavour by a young Canadian with skills & training... who needs to learn more about online business :)

    "Founder of Kihi, a fast, intuitive and security-oriented cloud / virtual private server hosting solution. Virtual private servers with inexpensive costswhich are deployed within seconds. Built with developers in mind and utilizing a highly-capable API. Actively simplifying the complexities of deploying a server with a custom control panel and multiple pre-made images to choose from."

    Thought that might tweak the interest of some providers here :)

  • Will he last long with these prices, as a startup?

  • The panel isn't that impressive, you can get the same functionality out of a SolusVM module for WHMCS.

    Meh. Looks like a nice project but lets see where it is in 6-8 months before I/you throw money at it imo. A one man band running all home baked solutions isn't necessarily a selling point.

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  • alexhalexh Member

    AThomasHowe said: Meh. Looks like a nice project but lets see where it is in 6-8 months before I/you throw money at it imo. A one man band running all home baked solutions isn't necessarily a selling point.

    One-man-band hosts should be avoided.

  • RadiRadi Member, Provider

    They got PayPal now. Try them and share.

    4 GB RAM/90 GB SSD/4 TB Traffic/KVM/1 IPv4 for $7/mo only here with coupon code "LET-It-GO".

  • FtpIt_Radi said: They got PayPal now. Try them and share.

    Order placed, paid by PayPal, 'server ready' email received two minutes later, ssh login successful, service as described.

  • alexh said: One-man-band hosts should be avoided.

    Like all things in life, moderation and perspective is key.

    I would rather have a one man show where the owner is responsible, knowledgeable and professional than some insane cluster f### of a larger company.

  • earlearl Member

    Bought one to play around with.. Server was provisioned instantly after payment. Also found out that CPU and HDD monitoring in the client area gets updated every 10 min and BW usage updates every 24 hours, so it's not monitored in real time.

    The VPS seems pretty responsive and anything you issue from the control panel like reboot, stop, etc.. seems to happen instantly on the VPS.

    I also like the fact that the default for VNC in the CP is set to off, you need to manually enable it if you want to use it, which after 2 hours will automatically turn off.

    Not the fastest network but for the price I'm quite pleased with the VPS.

    FreeVPS test

    CPU model :  QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.0
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency :  2327.498 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 502 MB
    Total amount of swap : 2045 MB
    System uptime :   9 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 4.44MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.08MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 2.64MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 681KB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 1.26MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 3.65MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 526KB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 1.88MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 1.66MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 3.63MB/s
    I/O speed :  117 MB/s
    

    FreeVPS test after applying the KVM network hack

    CPU model :  QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.0
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency :  2327.498 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 502 MB
    Total amount of swap : 2045 MB
    System uptime :   28 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 7.72MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.17MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 5.12MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 1.29MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 2.20MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 6.74MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 1.49MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 3.06MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 3.55MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 6.61MB/s
    I/O speed :  110 MB/s
    
  • Looks legit and promising

  • tommytommy Member

    Let's bet which dot-name will collapse first ;)

  • blackblack Member

    @earl said:
    Bought one to play around with.. Server was provisioned instantly after payment. Also found out that CPU and HDD monitoring in the client area gets updated every 10 min and BW usage updates every 24 hours, so it's not monitored in real time.

    The VPS seems pretty responsive and anything you issue from the control panel like reboot, stop, etc.. seems to happen instantly on the VPS.

    I also like the fact that the default for VNC in the CP is set to off, you need to manually enable it if you want to use it, which after 2 hours will automatically turn off.

    Not the fastest network but for the price I'm quite pleased with the VPS.

    FreeVPS test

    > CPU model :  QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.0
    > Number of cores : 1
    > CPU frequency :  2327.498 MHz
    > Total amount of ram : 502 MB
    > Total amount of swap : 2045 MB
    > System uptime :   9 min,
    > Download speed from CacheFly: 4.44MB/s
    > Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.08MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 2.64MB/s
    > Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 681KB/s
    > Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 1.26MB/s
    > Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 3.65MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 526KB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 1.88MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 1.66MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 3.63MB/s
    > I/O speed :  117 MB/s
    > 

    FreeVPS test after applying the KVM network hack

    > CPU model :  QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.0
    > Number of cores : 1
    > CPU frequency :  2327.498 MHz
    > Total amount of ram : 502 MB
    > Total amount of swap : 2045 MB
    > System uptime :   28 min,
    > Download speed from CacheFly: 7.72MB/s
    > Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.17MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 5.12MB/s
    > Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 1.29MB/s
    > Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 2.20MB/s
    > Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 6.74MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 1.49MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 3.06MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 3.55MB/s
    > Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 6.61MB/s
    > I/O speed :  110 MB/s
    > 

    What do the upload speeds look like?

  • raphajraphaj Member

    I do not know the provider, but gathered some information.

    BGP now shows for AS55053 Kihi Hosting and not anymore USAccess.
    If there is any relation between them I could not determine.

    MTR to my server show the second last hop has the hostname pc-1.rowswitch4.kit.rackanddata.com which leads to rackanddata.com.

    The website itself states "Stay connected with Waterloo Region's Premier Co-Location facility.", but no further information about their data center location.

    Here helps http://www.datacentermap.com/canada/waterloo/rack-data.html which states the location as "Kitchener Ontario, Canada". Kitchener is in the Waterloo area and Kihi also named Kitchener as their location here https://kihihosting.com/about.

    So it seems that the information is correct. Kihi ownes the hardware, colocated with Rack & Data in Kitchener Ontario, Canada.
    However the IPs seemed to be buyed/leased from Crissic Solutions.

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  • @earl said:
    Bought one to play around with.. Server was provisioned instantly after payment. Also found out that CPU and HDD monitoring in the client area gets updated every 10 min and BW usage updates every 24 hours, so it's not monitored in real time.

    do you actually gets 120GB of HDD space?

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  • zhuanyi said: do you actually gets 120GB of HDD space?

    [[email protected]:~] df -h
    Filesystem                                              Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    rootfs                                                  117G 1000M  110G   1% /
    udev                                                     10M     0   10M   0% /dev
    tmpfs                                                    50M  156K   50M   1% /run
    /dev/disk/by-uuid/8a422629-afca-42f4-8c67-b7fd96d1a781  117G 1000M  110G   1% /
    tmpfs                                                   5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    tmpfs                                                   509M   16K  509M   1% /run/shm
    
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  • @raphaj said:
    I do not know the provider, but gathered some information.

    BGP now shows for AS55053 Kihi Hosting and not anymore USAccess.

    To clear that up, USAccess leased the IP space prior, they no longer needed them, and we later re-leased this IP block. WHOIS data can sometimes show an incorrect ASN/information as it is cached.

  • $2/Month for 120GB Disk is a steal.

  • earlearl Member

    @black

    Took a while to complete, but here it is.

    wget dl.getipaddr.net/speedtest.sh 2>/dev/null -O- | bash
    -------------Speed test--------------------
    Testing North America locations
    Speedtest from Portland, Oregon, USA [ generously donated by http://bonevm.com ] on a shared 100 Mbps port
            Download Speed: 8.00 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.04 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Los Angeles, CA, USA [ generously donated by http://maximumvps.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 3.50 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.13 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Los Angeles, CA, USA [ generously donated by TeraFire, LLC ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: .71 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.19 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Las Vegas, NV, USA [ generously donated by http://hostnun.net/ ] on a shared 200 Mbps port
            Download Speed: 2.35 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 7.82 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Dallas, TX, USA [ generously donated by http://cloudshards.com ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 3.95 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.62 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Chicago, IL, USA [ generously donated by http://vortexservers.com ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 6.69 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.97 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada [ generously donated by http://mycustomhosting.net ] on a shared 1000 Mbps port in / 500 Mbps port out
            Download Speed: 6.82 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.92 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Atlanta, GA, USA [ generously donated by http://hostus.us ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 4.26 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 8.93 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Clifton, NJ, USA [ generously donated by http://dedicatedminds.com ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 3.88 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 8.66 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Jacksonville, FL, USA [ generously donated by http://maximumvps.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 1.08 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 6.01 MB/sec
    
    Testing EU locations
    Speedtest from Tallinn, Estonia on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 2.26 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 7.15 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Milan, Italy [ generously donated by http://www.prometeus.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 2.62 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 8.43 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Frankfurt am Main, Germany [ generously donated by http://www.prometeus.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 1.64 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 8.63 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Bucharest, Romania [ generously donated by http://www.prometeus.net ] on a semi-dedicated 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: .52 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 1.09 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Amsterdam, Netherlands on a shared 100 Mbps port
            Download Speed: .08 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 3.50 MB/sec
    
    Testing Asian locations
    Speedtest from Tokyo, Japan on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 1.67 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 3.23 MB/sec
    
    Testing Australian locations
    Speedtest from Sydney, Australia on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: .34 MB/sec
            Upload speed: .10 MB/sec
    ---------------CPU test--------------------
    CPU: 1 x QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.0
    Time taken to generate PI to 5000 decimal places with a single thread: 0m37.183s
    ----------------IO test-------------------
    Writing 1000MB file to disk
    (1.1 GB) copied, 9.62211 s, 112 MB/s
    
  • earlearl Member

    @zhuanyi

    I think @sleddog answered it already..

    Also want to mention that you can't mount a CD for like a netinstall, reinstalls are based off templates.

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  • SkylarM said: To clear that up, USAccess leased the IP space prior, they no longer needed them, and we later re-leased this IP block. WHOIS data can sometimes show an incorrect ASN/information as it is cached.

    Just another happy Crissic customer...

    "Incredible VPS service. Not only for hosting (my benchmarks are great!), but for support as well. Never have I see someone respond to a ticket quicker than 60 seconds."

    Charlie Drage (source: Facebook 2014/02/24)

    https://crissic.net/customer_reviews

  • @earl said:
    ...
    Also want to mention that you can't mount a CD for like a netinstall, reinstalls are based off templates.

    Now this is the part that is not so good :-(

  • Looks like he's trying to compete with DigitalOcean

  • blackblack Member

    Wtf their upload speeds are better than their download speeds... I think this is the first time I've seen this.

  • Jeffrey said: Looks like he's trying to compete with DigitalOcean

    You'll have to ask him :)

    I see it as part of a very interesting Canadian trend towards modern & affordable VPS offerings. Others are Luna Node and Quadex Hosting. It's been slim pickings for us Canadians for a long time and I welcome it. Would make an interesting LEB article don't you think @mpkossen?

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  • geekalotgeekalot Member
    edited July 2014

    @sleddog said:
    I see it as part of a very interesting Canadian trend towards modern & affordable VPS offerings. Others are Luna Node and Quadex Hosting. It's been slim pickings for us Canadians for a long time and I welcome it.

    Yes, and hopefully Canadian providers that remain sane ... and communicative (as any provider from anywhere should).

  • tortautortau Member
    edited July 2014

    Amusingly, I was just at the Rack & Data datacenter on Thurs (the owner is partners with K-W datacenter) so it's at the same location. They are fairly new though - just started end of 2013.

  • geekalot said: es, and hopefully Canadian providers that remain sane

    Isn't that just an Angry American offering services out of OVH Canada? :) <-- note smilie

  • @sleddog said:
    Isn't that just an Angry American offering services out of OVH Canada? :) <-- note smilie

    @sleddog: LMAO!!! Touché

  • @earl said:
    zhuanyi

    I think sleddog answered it already..

    Also want to mention that you can't mount a CD for like a netinstall, reinstalls are based off templates.

    That's a pretty sweet deal, obviously I won't expect it to be in par as XenPower, but I guess I'll just grab one for fun :)

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  • @geekalot said:

    To be fair it is a lot tougher to offer services out of Canada due to the high power and human cost, and of course, lack of competition in general.

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  • earlearl Member

    @zhuanyi said:
    That's a pretty sweet deal, obviously I won't expect it to be in par as XenPower, but I guess I'll just grab one for fun :)

    For $2 I don't think you will regret it.. and it's fun trying out a different CP.

  • @earl said:

    more like...buy it, leave it there and forget about it (just like my CloudAtCost one)...LOL

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