Reviewing HostUS

Reviewing HostUS

eddynetwebeddynetweb Member
edited July 2014 in Reviews

Okay, first review about a provider on LowEndTalk. Let's try to make this decent.

It's been several months now, and at first I was afraid things would go wrong. Why? They where once involved with GVH, and the plans just looked to good to be true. I pulled myself to it, and picked up there 2GB unmetered KVM for $7/month in Atlanta (2 IPv4 addresses, and 64 IPv6 addresses). The specs looked quite nice for the price, and I hoped the service would be too.

The support is just the best part of the service. Alexander is extremely helpful, and answers tickets quite quickly. I have never waited more than 1 hour for a response (he generally responds within 20 minutes from my experience).

Now, on to the specs and server performance itself. I'll do the normal test like any other person would.

[email protected]:~# bash bench.sh
CPU model :  QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
Number of cores : 4
CPU frequency :  2266.746 MHz
Total amount of ram : 2012 MB
Total amount of swap : 2047 MB
System uptime :   4 days, 6:59,
Download speed from CacheFly: 38.1MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 54.8MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 33.2MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 4.93MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 7.04MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 48.1MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.64MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 11.4MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 12.5MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 50.1MB/s
I/O speed :  212 MB/s

The VPS is on a 200MB/s connection on a 400MB/s port (I paid yearly to get the speed upgrade). I recently restarted the VPS, so the uptime is low as you can see. From the months I have been with them, there has not been a single downtime with them. So far on the node I am on, there has been 100% uptime as far as I know. @AlexanderM moved me to another node after I reported low I/O on another one (non-SSD).

I started gaining trust, and so far, I have trusted it enough, along with other reviews I have heard about them, and am now using them for production. Still no downtime on there side, so I am happy, and will gladly continue to use them. Alexander is a really nice guy. :P

  • Pros: Amazing support, server availability (uptime), and network.

  • Cons: The I/O can really vary throughout the day. No noticeable impact on performance though.

Oh, I also have not had issues with the "unmetered" part of the plan.

Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

eddynetweb.net | DigitalOcean referral.

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