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Zappie Host Exotic location KVMs at 60% off for LIFE! From $2.40/mo in New Zealand and South Africa!
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Zappie Host Exotic location KVMs at 60% off for LIFE! From $2.40/mo in New Zealand and South Africa!

ZappieZappie Member, Provider

Here at Zappie Host we specialize in Low Cost, High Quality servers in the exotic locations of New Zealand and South Africa. We have recently expanded our service offerings to include KVMs in both locations and to celebrate we are offering a 1 week only deal of 60% off for life. This means you can get a KVM for as cheap as $2.40/mo in either location.

No hidden conditions or requirements, simply 60% off KVMs for life! Discount Code: KVM60 Applicable to all KVM purchases and upgrades!

We have completed a major hardware and infrastructure upgrade which enables us to continue to grow and we are excited to finally expand the business further into KVM.

See our Pre-set Packages Below:
(All Packages come with Dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, Free BGP session on request, Automatic Backups, 24/7 Support and Instant Setup)

512MB VPS
$ 36.00 NOW $14.40/semi-annual (equivalent of $2.40/mo)
- 512MB RAM
- 1 CPU Core
- 30GB SSD Storage
- 200GB Traffic (1Gbps Port)
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1GB VPS
$ 54.00 NOW $21.60/semi-annual (equivalent of $3.60/mo)
- 1GB RAM
- 2 CPU Core
- 50GB SSD Storage
- 400GB Traffic (1Gbps Port)
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2GB VPS
$ 102.00 NOW $40.80/semi-annual (equivalent of $6.80/mo)
- 2GB RAM
- 4 CPU Core
- 100GB SSD Storage
- 800GB Traffic (1Gbps Port)
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And if the pre-set packages don't fit your needs, don't worry you can add on more Bandwidth, Memory, CPU or Disk Space at checkout and even additional IP’s are available upon request. Also accepting payments through PayPal, Bitcoin, and Credit Card we can certainly meet and exceed your hosting needs.


About Us

Zappie Host LLC, is a New Zealand owned and operated company founded in March 2015 with a remote location in Johannesburg, South Africa. We have the mission Statement “Taking Hosting Seriously” and that is what we do everyday by offering low cost, business grade SSD Cloud VPS, KVM, Dedicated servers and Colocation Servers.

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Zappie Host Auckland, New Zealand Network
IPv4: 185.99.133.234
IPv6: 2A06:1280:BEE1::DEA:234
ASN: AS61138

Zappie Host Johannesburg, South Africa Network
IPv4: 169.239.128.25
IPv6: 2C0F:F530::D00:286
ASN: AS61138

Affordable VPS in Auckland, New Zealand and Johannesburg, South Africa . We take hosting seriously.

Comments

  • OhJohnOhJohn Member

    Great locations, great special deal.

    How do you handle bandwidth overages? Found nothing in ToS or anywhere else....

  • swat4swat4 Member

    :o :love: very exotic locations

    Thanked by 1Zappie

    Looking forward to a wider collection of VPS and domain names.
    Proud owner of JustFuck FullSex Precum

  • ZappieZappie Member, Provider

    @OhJohn said:
    Great locations, great special deal.

    How do you handle bandwidth overages? Found nothing in ToS or anywhere else....

    Thanks for the reminder we should add some more info about this on our page.
    If you go over the bandwidth limit nothing happens. we start getting automated alerts if this is a recurring thing where we will open up a ticket to see if we can adjust the VPS accordingly to suit the usage.

    We understand that no one can predict exact monthly usage in advance so we dont punish our clients for the occasion overage

    Affordable VPS in Auckland, New Zealand and Johannesburg, South Africa . We take hosting seriously.

  • Prem.

  • mcgreemcgree Member
    edited October 9

    consider charging 95% for exceeding the bandwidth?

    I am a fake IPv6 advocate.

  • ZappieZappie Member, Provider

    @mcgree said: consider charging 95% for exceeding the bandwidth?

    We some what like the flexible approach where the VPS users wont be struct by the potentially accidental overage bill. No one wants to wake up to a suspended VPS with a a big unexpected overage invoice :sweat_smile:

    Thanked by 1jugganuts

    Affordable VPS in Auckland, New Zealand and Johannesburg, South Africa . We take hosting seriously.

  • Nice offer but bandwidth is too low

  • davenzdavenz Member, Provider
    edited October 9

    @Zappie do you host all your equipment in the compass data centre grafton road? i have been in that data centre quite a few years back and it was pretty shocking the mess for a data centre which did not lend me much confidence in CoLocating my gear in there. Do you happen to have photos of your rack? Maybe it's changed?

  • ZappieZappie Member, Provider
    edited October 10

    @davenz Yep, we have the majority of our infrastructure in DataVault out on Grafton Rd. In the past 6 years they have been really filling up both their DC rooms.

    Doesnt have the same fancy lighting as 220Q but they are far nicer than what HDDC was (before selling to voyager at least) which is where we moved from back in 2015.

    In our 6 years with DataVault we have not had a single fibre cut, power outage or fire what so ever (planned or unplanned).
    We monitor our infrastructure temperatures and their Hot/Cold isles keep things super consistent.

    Also we're multi homed with Devoli (AS45177) and GSL (AS137409) so couldn't be happier with our overall set up.

    Once Auckland is in Level 2 again, ill try ill go to take some pictures for you :)

    Affordable VPS in Auckland, New Zealand and Johannesburg, South Africa . We take hosting seriously.

  • IziDIziD Member

    Benchmark for those curious:

    Basic System Information:
    ---------------------------------
    Processor  : Common KVM processor
    CPU cores  : 2 @ 1699.999 MHz
    AES-NI     : ❌ Disabled
    VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
    RAM        : 978.6 MiB
    Swap       : 0.0 KiB
    Disk       : 49.2 GiB
    
    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
    ---------------------------------
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 47.09 MB/s   (11.7k) | 416.33 MB/s   (6.5k)
    Write      | 47.14 MB/s   (11.7k) | 418.52 MB/s   (6.5k)
    Total      | 94.24 MB/s   (23.5k) | 834.85 MB/s  (13.0k)
               |                      |                     
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 781.21 MB/s   (1.5k) | 563.76 MB/s    (550)
    Write      | 822.72 MB/s   (1.6k) | 601.31 MB/s    (587)
    Total      | 1.60 GB/s     (3.1k) | 1.16 GB/s     (1.1k)
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 206 Mbits/sec   | 48.9 Mbits/sec 
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 176 Mbits/sec   | 60.9 Mbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | busy            | 40.9 Mbits/sec 
    WebHorizon      | Singapore (1G)            | 328 Mbits/sec   | 492 Mbits/sec  
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 27.5 Mbits/sec 
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 195 Mbits/sec   | 65.6 Mbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 375 Mbits/sec   | 31.7 Mbits/sec 
    Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | busy            | 14.4 Mbits/sec 
    
    Geekbench 5 test failed. Run manually to determine cause.
    

    4K disk speed isn't exactly bleeding edge, but tolerable.

    Network performance and disabled AES-NI/VMx are concerning. @Zappie , can you enable both?

  • IziDIziD Member
    edited October 10

    [removed as obsolete]

  • ZappieZappie Member, Provider

    Thanks for the heads up @IziD , something I missed with 2 of the OS template settings (using generic QEMU CPU instead of host), It should now be live across the board after a reboot of the VM. Might even show some of the above as mitigated too I suspect

    Affordable VPS in Auckland, New Zealand and Johannesburg, South Africa . We take hosting seriously.

  • IziDIziD Member
    edited October 10

    As Geekbench crashes while performing multi-core test, here is the single-core result:

      AES-XTS                          40              70.5 MB/sec
      Text Compression                444              2.24 MB/sec
      Image Compression               396         18.7 Mpixels/sec
      Navigation                      431             1.22 MTE/sec
      HTML5                           357      419.4 KElements/sec
      SQLite                          361          113.2 Krows/sec
      PDF Rendering                   375         20.3 Mpixels/sec
      Text Rendering                  344             109.5 KB/sec
      Clang                           331          2.58 Klines/sec
      Camera                          380          4.40 images/sec
      N-Body Physics                  329         411.7 Kpairs/sec
      Rigid Body Physics              463               2866.6 FPS
      Gaussian Blur                   329         18.1 Mpixels/sec
      Face Detection                  378          2.91 images/sec
      Horizon Detection               418         10.3 Mpixels/sec
      Image Inpainting                659         32.3 Mpixels/sec
      HDR                             736         10.0 Mpixels/sec
      Ray Tracing                     475        381.7 Kpixels/sec
      Structure from Motion           293         2.62 Kpixels/sec
      Speech Recognition              411           13.1 Words/sec
      Machine Learning                174          6.71 images/sec
    

    Ends-up at 387 points average which is about half of similar nodes offered by @hosthatch in Sydney and 30% of @seriesn (NexusBytes) in Melbourne. Worth noting that competing VPS are single-core.

    To emphasize the importance of AES-NI, AES-XTS results:

    • ZappieHost: 70 Mb/s
    • HostHatch: 1140 Mb/s
    • NexusBytes: 30640 (!) Mb/s
  • IziDIziD Member

    It should now be live across the board after a reboot of the VM

    Restarted, no change. VPS is on the node "Fuji".

  • ZappieZappie Member, Provider

    @IziD said: Restarted, no change. VPS is on the node "Fuji".

    Sorry, try rebooting from the panel (so the new config can kick in)
    Semantics, I know I know :sweat_smile:

    Affordable VPS in Auckland, New Zealand and Johannesburg, South Africa . We take hosting seriously.

  • IziDIziD Member

    iperf3 results from various locations in Australia:

    1. Melbourne

      [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
      [  5]   0.00-10.00  sec   139 MBytes   117 Mbits/sec  136             sender
      [  5]   0.00-10.04  sec   136 MBytes   114 Mbits/sec                  receiver
      
    2. Sydney

      [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
      [  5]   0.00-10.00  sec   289 MBytes   242 Mbits/sec  622             sender
      [  5]   0.00-10.03  sec   287 MBytes   240 Mbits/sec                  receiver
      
    3. Adelaide

      [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
      [  5]   0.00-10.00  sec  10.1 MBytes  8.50 Mbits/sec    6             sender
      [  5]   0.00-10.05  sec  9.85 MBytes  8.21 Mbits/sec                  receiver
      
  • IziDIziD Member
    edited October 10

    @Zappie said:
    Sorry, try rebooting from the panel (so the new config can kick in)
    Semantics, I know I know :sweat_smile:

    Fixed, thanks. Geekbench 5 clocks at 399/777 for single and dual-core respectively. Was able to run it once and all subsequent attempts resulted in Geekbench being killed / crashing with error code 255. Results link for the single successful test.

    Also, "spectre-meltdown-checker" now shows all CVEs as "mitigated".

    Can you comment on the high retries in iperf3 tests above? I have tried to re-run the test after reboot, same if not worse. Sydney:

    [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
    [  5]   0.00-10.00  sec   232 MBytes   195 Mbits/sec  490             sender
    [  5]   0.00-10.03  sec   229 MBytes   192 Mbits/sec                  receiver
    
  • trewqtrewq Administrator, Provider

    @IziD said:

    @Zappie said:
    Sorry, try rebooting from the panel (so the new config can kick in)
    Semantics, I know I know :sweat_smile:

    Fixed, thanks. Geekbench 5 clocks at 399/777 for single and dual-core respectively. Was able to run it once and all subsequent attempts resulted in Geekbench being killed / crashing with error code 255. Results link for the single successful test.

    Also, "spectre-meltdown-checker" now shows all CVEs as "mitigated".

    Can you comment on the high retries in iperf3 tests above? I have tried to re-run the test after reboot, same if not worse. Sydney:

    [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
    [  5]   0.00-10.00  sec   232 MBytes   195 Mbits/sec  490             sender
    [  5]   0.00-10.03  sec   229 MBytes   192 Mbits/sec                  receiver
    

    Traceroutes in each direction are going to help :)

  • trewqtrewq Administrator, Provider

    Also remember when testing internationally, if you don't increase buffers and enable BBR you're not going to get the results you expect.

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  • IziDIziD Member
    edited October 10

    @trewq said: Traceroutes in each direction are going to help :)

    Oh, @trewq ! Long time, no see. Let's try from FlowVPS, shall we?

    traceroute to 103.208.XX.XX (103.208.XX.XX), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1  103.217.254.XXX (103.217.254.XXX)  0.529 ms  0.616 ms  0.707 ms
     2  144.48.37.45 (144.48.37.45)  0.779 ms  0.937 ms  1.079 ms
     3  core-a.me1.vic.hostuniversal.com.au (103.216.222.1)  0.188 ms  0.222 ms  0.171 ms
     4  mel.gslnetworks.com.au (103.137.13.247)  0.181 ms  0.221 ms  0.235 ms
     5  mel.gslnetworks.com.au (103.137.13.247)  0.222 ms  0.321 ms  0.310 ms
     6  syd.gslnetworks.com.au (103.137.13.88)  11.356 ms  11.343 ms  11.308 ms
     7  nz.gslnetworks.com (103.62.49.254)  41.209 ms  41.188 ms  40.968 ms
     8  61138.cust.gslnetworks.com (103.137.13.153)  40.931 ms  40.958 ms  40.968 ms
     9  rns.nz.zappiehost.com (103.208.XX.XX)  41.234 ms  41.220 ms  41.276 ms
    

    And the other way around:

    traceroute to 103.108.XXX.XXX (103.108.XXX.XXX), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1  10.0.0.1 (10.0.0.1)  0.197 ms  0.160 ms  0.141 ms
     2  nz.gslnetworks.com (103.62.49.254)  0.313 ms  0.296 ms  0.259 ms
     3  nz220.gslnetworks.com (103.137.13.231)  0.376 ms  0.394 ms  0.355 ms
     4  as24516.akl.ix.nz (43.243.21.7)  3.524 ms  3.495 ms  3.463 ms
     5  xe-0-1-1-1.cr1.syd2.as24516.net (43.247.129.243)  31.639 ms  31.598 ms  31.560 ms
     6  xe-0-1-6-1.cr1.mel2.as24516.net (43.247.129.217)  41.132 ms  41.262 ms  41.201 ms
     7  core-a.me1.vic.hostuniversal.com.au (103.216.222.1)  41.023 ms  41.022 ms  41.054 ms
     8  144.48.38.11 (144.48.38.11)  44.036 ms  44.002 ms  44.158 ms
     9  144.48.37.44 (144.48.37.44)  41.868 ms  41.514 ms  41.375 ms
    10  103.108.XXX.XXX (103.108.XXX.XXX)  41.149 ms  41.261 ms  41.161 ms
    

    if you don't increase buffers and enable BBR you're not going to get the results you expect.

    Can you explain, please?

  • davenzdavenz Member, Provider

    @Zappie said:
    @davenz Yep, we have the majority of our infrastructure in DataVault out on Grafton Rd. In the past 6 years they have been really filling up both their DC rooms.

    Doesnt have the same fancy lighting as 220Q but they are far nicer than what HDDC was (before selling to voyager at least) which is where we moved from back in 2015.

    In our 6 years with DataVault we have not had a single fibre cut, power outage or fire what so ever (planned or unplanned).
    We monitor our infrastructure temperatures and their Hot/Cold isles keep things super consistent.

    Also we're multi homed with Devoli (AS45177) and GSL (AS137409) so couldn't be happier with our overall set up.

    Once Auckland is in Level 2 again, ill try ill go to take some pictures for you :)

    @Zappie good to get a background have not been their for years. I just remember seeing Vodafone racks in perfect order and that was a locked caged separated and the rest was pretty rough, but sounds like they have come along way. and I agree with you HD was a shocker

  • Can't help myself, but bought a KVM in South Africa :D

  • Just wanted to give a thumbs-up to Zappiehost here. I've been monitoring one of their VPSes in ZA for four years via Nodeping, and reachability has been 99.114%. That may not sound great, but keep in mind that this is reachability from Europe, not Africa! Good value for the price.

    Thanked by 1Zappie

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  • ZappieZappie Member, Provider

    @szarka said:
    Just wanted to give a thumbs-up to Zappiehost here. I've been monitoring one of their VPSes in ZA for four years via Nodeping, and reachability has been 99.114%. That may not sound great, but keep in mind that this is reachability from Europe, not Africa! Good value for the price.

    Stoked to hear you’re enjoying it and thanks for being with us for so long!

    Affordable VPS in Auckland, New Zealand and Johannesburg, South Africa . We take hosting seriously.

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