This is from Brandan from FST Servers — “We are a small, Chicago-based hosting company established in May 2009… We are currently offering the following plan that we think you might be interested in advertising to your readers”. Their plans can be found here, and sign up here. $5/month and you get
- 256MB memory
- 15GB storage
- 500GB/month data transfer
- Citrix XenServer
You can find the same offer on WHT here. It would be similar to Xen HVM or VMWare where you get the full hardware emulation. From the sign up page you actually get your chosen distro as a CD image mounted to your VM. Servers are in Chicago (Ubiquity Server, test IP 22.214.171.124), and the “company” itself is also Chicago based. Started in May 2009 according to Brandan (MIS student and a sysadmin I believe, from his resume).