cPanel Alternative – Reliable and Affordable

With recent cPanel price increase, it is not affordable anymore especially for VPS and even Dedicated Servers, this recent cPanel price increase is going to force a lots of Web Hosting providers to switch to other Control Panels.

There are very few good alternatives to cPanel as cPanel is feature rich, stable and was not very expensive until now. Some of the alternatives to cPanel are:

  1. Plesk
  2. Direct Admin (Free with Hosteons VPS)
  3. VestaCP (Free)

Plesk is also owned by same parent company as cPanel, so it’s not big deal that even Plesk follows same path as cPanel hence it’s no brainer to switch to Plesk

Direct Admin is a very old, mature and stable web hosting control panel, it just does not have all the good looks of cPanel but it is very stable and secure and also provides regular updates, also unlike cPanel it works not only on CentOS but also many other linux variants like Debian, Ubuntu and many more, it even supports FreeBSD

Direct Admin is much cheaper then cPanel infant we at hosteons provide it for free with most of our VPS Packages, just use coupon code “DA” to get Direct Admin for free with your VPS

VestaCP is another web hosting control panel, but its a free control panel and had some vulnerabilities in past, so it’s OK to use for personal use, but commercial or production use is not recommended.

Free Direct Admin With VPS

To add more value to our services and to make VPS management easier for our client we are now offering Direct Admin Control Panel for free with most of our VPS packages. Since Direct Admin has certain resource requirements, we are going to offer Direct Admin on following VPS Packages:

KVM VPS: 

VPS 2 – VPS 7

OpenVZ VPS:

OVZ 2 – OVZ 7

To get Direct Admin for free you need to use coupon code “DA” while placing order and after placing order please submit a support ticket to install Direct Admin on your VPS, we will reinstall your VPS and also install Direct Admin for you and reply back to you within 24 hours (We do have 24×7 support but Direct Admin Licenses are handled by Billing hence we cannot activate it immediately)

Please note it is applicable only on new VPS Orders.

MARCH Madness – RECURRING 20% OFF on OpenVZ and KVM VPS

Coupon Code: MARCH20

This coupon will give RECURRING 20% OFF on our KVM as well as OpenVZ VPS on following packages

KVM VPS – LA and NY Both Locations:

Packages: VPS 1 to VPS 7

OpenVZ VPS – LA:

Packages: OVZ 1 to OVZ 7

Not applicable on 256 MB or 512 MB OpenVZ VPS also not applicable on 256 MB KVM VPS.

Offer Expires on 31st March 2019

Order now from https://hosteons.com/vps.php to avail this offer

FLAT 30% OFF on KVM VPS (NY) | LA and NY VPS KVM SSD VPS | OpenVZ7 SSD VPS | Unmetered 100Mbps

Coupon/offer details for all VPS Packages:
“NY30” – This coupon gives 30% one time discount on all billing cycles on our New York KVM VPS Only except for 256 MB VPS. (Annual billing cycle gives you additional 25% discount)
“INTRO20” – This coupon gives 20% discount on all billing cycles (Annual billing cycle gives you additional 25% discount)
“DOUBLERAM” – This coupon gives you DOUBLE RAM irrespective of your billing cycle.
“DOUBLEDISK” – This coupon gives you DOUBLE SSD Disk Space irrespective of your billing cycle.

OpenVZ 7 based Offers: (Location LA)

OVZ256($1/mo ($12/yr, need to pay for 1 year) No coupons applicable on this package)
vCPU Core: 1
RAM: 256 MB
Disk Space: 5 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ512 ($1.5/mo ($18/yr, need to pay for 1 year) No coupons applicable on this package)
vCPU Core: 1
RAM: 512 MB
Disk Space: 10 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ1 ($2.4/mo use coupon INTRO20 or use coupon “UPGRADE” to get upgraded to our next VPS Package)
vCPU Core: 1
RAM: 1 GB
Disk Space: 30 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ2 ($4.8/mo use coupon INTRO20 or use coupon “UPGRADE” to get upgraded to our next VPS Package)
vCPU Core: 2
RAM: 2 GB
Disk Space: 50 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ3 ($9.6/mo use coupon INTRO20 or use coupon “UPGRADE” to get upgraded to our next VPS Package)
vCPU Core: 2
RAM: 4 GB
Disk Space: 60 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ4 ($14.4/mo use coupon INTRO20 or use coupon “UPGRADE” to get upgraded to our next VPS Package)
vCPU Core: 2
RAM: 6 GB
Disk Space: 80 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ5 ($19.2/mo use coupon INTRO20 or use coupon “UPGRADE” to get upgraded to our next VPS Package)
vCPU Core: 2
RAM: 8 GB
Disk Space: 100 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ6 ($28.8/mo use coupon INTRO20 or use coupon “UPGRADE” to get upgraded to our next VPS Package)
vCPU Core: 2
RAM: 16 GB
Disk Space: 150 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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OVZ7 ($40/mo use coupon INTRO20 or use coupon “UPGRADE” to get upgraded to our next VPS Package)
vCPU Core: 4
RAM: 24 GB
Disk Space: 200 GB SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux 
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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KVM Based VPS Offers: (Location LA and NY)

512 MB VPS ($2.4/mo use coupon “INTRO20” or use coupon “DOUBLERAM” to get free RAM upgrade to 1GB)
CPU Core: 1
RAM:512 Mb
Disk Space: 5 Gb SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux / FreeBSD*
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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1GB VPS ($3.2/mo use coupon “INTRO20” or use coupon “DOUBLE-RAM” to get free RAM upgrade to 2 GB)
CPU Core: 1
RAM: 1GB
Disk Space: 10 Gb SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux / FreeBSD*
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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1.5GB VPS ($4/mo use coupon “INTRO20” or use coupon “DOUBLERAM” to get free RAM upgrade to 3 GB)
CPU Core: 1
RAM: 1.5Gb
Disk Space: 15 Gb SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux / Windows / FreeBSD*
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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2GB VPS ($5.6/mo use coupon “INTRO20” or use coupon “DOUBLERAM” to get free RAM upgrade to 4 GB)
CPU Core: 1
RAM: 2Gb
Disk Space: 20 Gb SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux / Windows / FreeBSD*
IPv4: 1 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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4GB VPS ($8/mo use coupon “INTRO20” or use coupon “DOUBLERAM” to get free RAM upgrade to 8 GB)
CPU Core: 2
RAM: 4Gb
Disk Space: 30 Gb SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux / Windows / FreeBSD*
IPv4: 2 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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6GB VPS ($16/mo use coupon “INTRO20” or use coupon “DOUBLERAM” to get free RAM upgrade to 12 GB)
CPU Core: 2
RAM: 6Gb
Disk Space: 50 Gb SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux / Windows / FreeBSD*
IPv4: 2 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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8 GB VPS ($24/mo use coupon “INTRO20” or use coupon “DOUBLERAM” to get free RAM upgrade to 16 GB)
CPU Core: 4
RAM: 8Gb
Disk Space: 100 Gb SSD
Bandwidth: Unmetered
OS: Linux / Windows / FreeBSD*
IPv4: 4 (Additional IPV4 available for $1 per IP per month)
IPv6: /64
RDNS: Yes
Control Panel: Yes

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Need a Custom VPS ? order it now from – Order NOW in LA or NY

We accept all popular modes of payments like:
1) Credit Cards
2) PayPal
3) AliPay
4) WeChat Pay
5) Union Pay
6) BitCoin
7) Web Money
8) QIWI
9) Yandex Money
10) Perfect Money
11) Bank Transfer

Los Angeles (PSYCHZ and INTERNAP) (KVM and OpenVZ 7)
New York (INTERNAP) (Only KVM)

Server Location: Los Angeles (2 Locations in LA) and New York
Test IPv4 LA1: 103.114.160.9
Test IPv6 LA1: 2402:d0c0:0:2::2
Test IPv4 LA2: 185.255.131.10
Test IPv6 LA2: 2402:d0c0:2:12a::3c26
Test IPv4 NY: 91.189.187.10
Test IPv6 NY: 2402:d0c0:3:2::9423

Looking Glass LA – https://lg.hosteons.com (This is looking glass for our psychz location)
Looking Glass NY – http://lg.ny.hosteons.com

We have more VPS Packages they are available at https://hosteons.com/vps.php

Some of the features of our VPS hosting service:

1) SolusVM VPS Control Panel to reboot and reinstall
2) VNC Access (HTML 5 as well as Java)
3) DDOS Protection
4) Instant Activation 
5) Free IPv4 as well as Free IPv6 (/64)
6) Full RDNS Control 
7) IRC Allowed
8) Private Proxy/VPN Allowed
9) China Optimised network also included at no additional charge.
10) RAID 10 SSD Drives (We use Pure SSD for best Disk I/O Performance)
11) KVM Virtualization. 
12) Unmetered Bandwidth.
13) cPanel optional.
14) Windows OS also available depending upon VPS Package.

If any queries please submit a ticket from our website https://hosteons.com

Affiliates are also welcome, we offer flat 20% affiliate commission to all our affiliates

VPS Nodes and Web Hosting Server Migration and Downtime

We are constantly working on improving our network and services hence to improve our VPS as well as Web Hosting services we have decided to change Datacenter for our services.

Currently all our VPS Nodes as well as Web Hosting servers in LA are hosted with Psychz but to provide even better services we are migrating all our servers to InterNAP

During this migration we will be physically moving servers to InterNAP and your IP will remain same, there will be no change in your services as we will be using same hardware.

We will be sending out email to all clients once we schedule a date and time for migration, but this migration will lead to about 5 hours of downtime, all our services in LA will be down during these 5 hours, but once it’s migrated we are sure all our clients will really enjoy and like the new services as they will be much better then our current services, all clients will get much better network latency.

Following customers will be affected with this migration:

1) All LA KVM VPS Users who are on Node 1 – Node 12  (Users on Node 13 will not be affected as it’s already at INAP/InterNAP)

2) All OpenVZ VPS users

3) Web Hosting Users

Our NY KVM VPS users will also not be affected with this migration.

But we still advice all our clients to take backups of their important data as servers are electronic equipments and there is always a possibility of things going wrong when such migrations are involved though we will be doing our best to make sure all data and servers are securely transferred.

We will email all our customers once we finalise date and time for migration, we will even post an announcement about it here.

Now KVM VPS Available in New York along with Los Angeles

We at hosteons are constantly working to provide better services and give more and more options to our clients.

Until now we were offering KVM VPS only in Los Angeles, but today we are glad to announce launch of our KVM VPS service even in New York. We are offering exactly same packages in New York as our Los Angeles Location.

For now we are offering only KVM VPS in New York but soon we will even provide OpenVZ based VPS in NY just like Los Angeles.

You just need to select the location on https://hosteons.com/vps.php at the time of placing order. Under the ORDER Field click on LA to get VPS in Los Angeles, and click on NY to get VPS in New York

Test IP for New York are:

IPv4: 91.189.187.10

IPv6: 2402:d0c0:3:2::9423

Our NY VPS Nodes are hosted with InterNAP

If you have any queries feel free to submit a support ticket at https://my.hosteons.com

Black Friday Promo 30% OFF on VPS

We currently have a special 30% OFF Promo on all our VPS Services on annual, bi-annual as well as tri-annual billing cycles.

It applies on our KVM VPS Packages – VPS 1 to VPS 7 as well as Custom VPS

It even applies to our OpenVZ VPS Packages – OVZ 1 – OVZ 7

This promo does not applies to 256 MB KVM VPS or 512 MB OpenVZ VPS Packages

Coupon code: BF30 (This is limited period promo)

This coupon only applies to new orders but if any existing customers wants to take advantage of it you can take it by renewing your VPS for another 1 year, 2 year or 3 years

If you are placing a new order simply order it from our website https://hosteons.com/vps.php

But if you don’t want to place a new order just submit a support ticket at https://my.hosteons.com  asking us to generate invoice for renewal of another 1 year, 2 year or 3 year and we will give you flat 30% off on it.

CPU Benchmarks of our OpenVZ VPS – OVZ 2

Some clients have been asking what kind of CPU Performance are they going to get on our OpenVZ VPS, so we have run a UNIX BENCH benchmark test on our OVZ 2 VPS Package, it is based on OpenVZ VPS, here are the results:

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Version 5.1.3 Based on the Byte Magazine Unix Benchmark

Multi-CPU version Version 5 revisions by Ian Smith,
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
January 13, 2011 johantheghost at yahoo period com

1 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Double-Precision Whetstone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Execl Throughput 1 2 3

1 x File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1 2 3

1 x File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1 2 3

1 x File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 1 2 3

1 x Pipe Throughput 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Pipe-based Context Switching 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Process Creation 1 2 3

1 x System Call Overhead 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 1 2 3

1 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 1 2 3

2 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 x Double-Precision Whetstone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 x Execl Throughput 1 2 3

2 x File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1 2 3

2 x File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1 2 3

2 x File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 1 2 3

2 x Pipe Throughput 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 x Pipe-based Context Switching 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 x Process Creation 1 2 3

2 x System Call Overhead 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 1 2 3

2 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 1 2 3

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BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)

System: testoz1.hosteons.com: GNU/Linux
OS: GNU/Linux — 3.16.0 — #1 SMP Thu Aug 23 19:33:51 MSK 2018
Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap=”ANSI_X3.4-1968″, collate=”ANSI_X3.4-1968″)
CPU 0: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6380 (4999.7 bogomips)
Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, AMD MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, AMD virtualization, SYSCALL/SYSRET
CPU 1: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6380 (4999.7 bogomips)
Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, AMD MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, AMD virtualization, SYSCALL/SYSRET
04:24:20 up 6 days, 18:18, 2 users, load average: 0.23, 0.07, 0.06; runlevel 3

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Benchmark Run: Fri Oct 12 2018 04:24:20 – 04:52:30
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables 22619374.6 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone 3233.0 MWIPS (9.5 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput 1490.2 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 153456.6 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 68924.5 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 202986.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput 662230.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching 90749.7 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation 3787.6 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 4338.3 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 917.6 lpm (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead 729809.3 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 22619374.6 1938.2
Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 3233.0 587.8
Execl Throughput 43.0 1490.2 346.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 153456.6 387.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 68924.5 416.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 202986.9 350.0
Pipe Throughput 12440.0 662230.0 532.3
Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 90749.7 226.9
Process Creation 126.0 3787.6 300.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 4338.3 1023.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 917.6 1529.4
System Call Overhead 15000.0 729809.3 486.5
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System Benchmarks Index Score 540.1

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Benchmark Run: Fri Oct 12 2018 04:52:30 – 05:20:43
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables 44297471.7 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone 6438.9 MWIPS (9.5 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput 3507.1 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 357521.7 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 107359.1 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 887247.1 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput 1286635.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching 188723.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation 7108.3 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 7069.3 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 954.4 lpm (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead 1131972.2 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 44297471.7 3795.8
Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 6438.9 1170.7
Execl Throughput 43.0 3507.1 815.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 357521.7 902.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 107359.1 648.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 887247.1 1529.7
Pipe Throughput 12440.0 1286635.9 1034.3
Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 188723.0 471.8
Process Creation 126.0 7108.3 564.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 7069.3 1667.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 954.4 1590.7
System Call Overhead 15000.0 1131972.2 754.6
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System Benchmarks Index Score 1049.7

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