Hostizzle is a new VPN service provider that gives you free OpenVPN service with enormous amount of bandwidth each month. The free service offers 100 GB monthly data transfer, which should be enough for most users, on a 1 Gbps port and US based IP addresses. For just $2.35 extra (at the time of this writing), users can upgrade to 350 GB of bandwidth and at $5 a month, users are entitled to unlimited data transfer. Compared to other free and paid VPN services, this is the best one on offer. My only concern is that it survives the abuse.
Hostizzle uses the OpenVPN client for establishing a secured Blowfish encrypted VPN connection, so users will have to download and install the free OpenVPN client. OpenVPN is more secured than PPTP which a majority of VPN providers use and is known to have vulnerabilities.
Go to Hostizzle download page and submit your email address which is required to generate your unique OpenVPN key.
Click on the “Get VPN codes” button on the page that opens and download the zip file that contains the key.
Unzip the contents of the archive to the OpenVPN /config directory. On a Windows machine, this will be at C:Program FilesOpenVPNconfig.
Run the OpenVPN client, then right click on the tray icon and select ‘connect.’ The VPN client connects automatically and routes all your IP traffic over the secure connection.
This certificate is valid for only thirty days. You will have to return to Hostizzle.com to regenerate the VPN codes.
Windows 7 and Vista users
If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, OpenVPN might fail to establish a connection. The OpenVPN log will show an entry:
ROUTE: route addition failed using CreateIpForwardEntry: One or more arguments are not correct.
This happens due to compatibility problems with Windows Vista, which apparently exist in Windows 7 as well. The newer beta version of OpenVPN client has a patch that fixes the problem. So if you are using Windows 7 and Vista and cannot connect to the VPN service, download the latest beta build of OpenVPN client from here.
Note: Always remember to run the OpenVPN client as administrator. Alternatively, right click on the shortcut to OpenVPN client in your start menu/desktop and choose Properties. Click on Compatibility tab and check the box “Run this program as Administrator”.
thanks so much!
This is wonderful news. We need to support a service like this!!!
Yes, nice; however, no connection. Program requests user name and password. Any clues for me? Thanks!
Yes, it works fine now; the directions are way off for obtaining a connection. Kaushik may want to run through the process again as a matter of courtesy.
@Jasray, those are the exact steps I went through on my Windows 7 machine. I had trouble connecting, so I emailed them and the helpful fellow pointed me to the beta download which solved the problem.
How does OpenVPN feel about torrent traffic being directed through their network? I'm very interested if its allowed, but don't really have any need for a VPN for anything other than this…
Hostizzle allows torrent traffic and ports are open. Bandwidth is 100GB per month on the free account. Please abide by the AUP/TOS.
By the way, readers might be interested to find out that we have created custom install packages for Windows. Windows users can now create .exe packages including the OpenVPN client and certificate files. One-click installation means you are connected to the VPN quickly, zero configuration.
Awesome guys, I'll check it out now. Will invest in a paid account if the service holds up!
No joy for me I'm afraid. Program installed fine, and config files loaded, but when running OpenVPN to connect to Hostizzle, I get the below error on loop.
TCP: connect xx.xx.xxx.xx:1194 failed, will try again in 5 seconds
Any ideas anyone?
I just installed the hostizzle vpn software and it does connect to the server. However when I open up the browser, firefox or IE, it says the page cannot be displayed.
Is there any configuration that needs to be done from the browser? I am on windows XP.
when i connect using vpn config it shows me following error msg…"Replay-window backtrack occurred "
Any1 suggest solution to this problem on
hostizzle ka admin 1 number ka harami hai maine 4 pe 1 vpn free offer lia tha , means maine 4 vpn ke lie 8$ pay kia tha , kuch din ke bad mera 1 certificate band ho gya he said can't provide u this much cheap deal and he revoked 1 certificate of mine ,, than after few days 1 certificate or band kar dia maine pucha to admin bola tune copyright content download kia hai, chal agar kar bhi lia to k…ya pahad tu gya mere sare certificates expire kar die or sale ne refund bhi nhi kia, agar 1 user ne copy ri8 content download kar bhi lia to baki ke 4 certificates revoke karne ka kya matlab tha i keep on asking about renewal of certificates us haramzade ne na to certificates die or na hi refund kia, i hardly used it for 10 days… sala sare paise kha gya, INDIANS mujhe contact karo for bst vpn @ cheap price and usne mujhe blok kar rakha hai apni wal pe post karne k li so mujhe fale id bnani padi…….. i need refund for 6$ atleast
@sandeep88822: The best you can do is use their free service and exploit the hell out of it. Use their resources, don't pay them.
pls help me with vpn ip and port pls email it to me and with usename and passwords…hear is my email marysage72[at]yahoo.com
I`m using this OpenVPN service: http://www.sunvpn.com/.
It has AES 256 bit encryption, better than other providers I tried.
And Hostizzle has gone south, or so it seems. Can't renew certs anymore and no response from the techs. Too bad–it was great.