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SnowVPS – 2GB OpenVZ SSD VPS for $15/year & more in Chicago, IL!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm, by Frank Williams

Brent from SnowVPS has recently sent in some new offers for the community! They are offering SSD powered OpenVZ virtual private servers out of Chicago, IL. We hope you enjoy what they have to offer and we look forward to hearing any of your questions/comments/feedback below!

Their WHOIS is public and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept Credit Cards, PayPal, and Bitcoins/Altcoins as payment methods.

Here’s what they had to say:

“SnowVPS is a web server provider with servers based out of Chicago, Illinois. We provide both KVM and OpenVZ virtualized servers, and all of our plans use SSD drives to offer blazing high performance. What sets us apart is the personalized and human experience you get when you are a SnowVPS customer. From day one, one on one support is always available to assist you around the clock. When you contact us, you are getting a human on the other line, guaranteed. Additionally, we run all of our servers on enterprise grade equipment (with redundant power) – so you can be assured uptime and performance are at the forefront of our priorities when deploying infrastructure. We are overall here to make your hosting experience smooth, and if there is anything we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact us!”

Here’s the offers:

2GB VPS (SSD)

  • 2 vCPU
  • 2048MB RAM
  • 40GB SSD
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Network
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Full Root Access
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • $15/yr
  • [ORDER]

5GB VPS (SSD)

  • 4 vCPU
  • 5120MB RAM
  • 60GB SSD
  • 5TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Network
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Full Root Access
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • $35/yr
  • [ORDER]

NETWORK INFO:

SnowVPS’ datacenter is located within the DuPont Fabros CH1 facility in Elk Grove Village, IL (just directly outside of Chicago).

The network blend consists of GTT and SCNET, please find a test IP & file below:

Test IPv4: 66.225.198.198
Test file: http://66.225.198.198/1000MB.test


Host Node Specifications:

OpenVZ Host Node Specifications:
– Intel Xeon E3 CPU
– 32GB DDR3 ECC RAM
– 4x 1TB Samsung 860 PRO Series SSD
– LSI Hardware RAID-10 with LSI 9271
– Dual/Redundant Power Supply
– 1Gbps Network Uplink

Please let us know if you have any questions/comments and enjoy!

10 Comments

  1. Erik Ashfolk:

    (1) Can you add 30xIPv6 or 50xIPv6 free ?

    (2) Do you setup PTR/RDNS(return-value) via support-ticket ? or Can your VPS-management-panel allows to completely setup the PTR/RDNS return-value ?
    MAIL-Servers need WHITELISTED IP-address & correct FCrDNS (PTR/RDNS/return-value/answer-value) setup, to send emails into INBOX or else sent-out emails are either totally REJECTED or placed into SPAM/TRASH folder by email receiving MAIL-Servers. A VPS-“SERVER”-Provider MUST SETUP CORRECT PTR/RDNS(Return-VALUE) FOR IP-ADDRESS.

    (3) If your assigned (primary) IPv4 is BLACKLISTED ( marked/shown by any one of the BLACKLIST(BL) DATABASE(DB) Group/Company listed here: https://www.dnsbl.info/dnsbl-database-check.php ) then:
    (3a) Do you issue a new WHITELISTED IPv4 ? or (3b) Do you communicate-with (and submit BL-DB removal-form or email to) EACH of the BL-DB group to remove each of the blacklisted IP-adrs ? or (3c) Do you only allot/assign BL-IP-address AS-IS to a Crippled-VPS & you leave all (BL-DB removal) related steps+decisions on the User/Client, and let client decide if Stay/Leave or Communicate themselves with BL-DB groups to remove IP from BL ?

    Again, without a WHITELISTED IP-address & a CORRECT FCrDNS (PTR/RDNS RETURN/ANSWER-VALUE), a VPS is NOT-USABLE as a MAIL-SERVER, So such “VPS” is a CRIPPLED-VPS, not actually a VPS.

    EXTRA NOTES:
    VPS-Providers can keep their IP-address WHITELISTED in advance : 1st assign it a rDNS/RDNS similar to “unassigned.vps-provider.com” (not the default RDNS from AUTHORITY, which includes IP-address-numbers & AUTHORITY domain-name) and set a short-time-period TTL (something 2 to 12 hours), and keep the IP-address isolated from any further use (other than DNS-settings & EMail-receive purpose), create a MAIL-server for the “unassigned.vps-provider.com”, create “postmaster” & “admin” user in that MAIL-server, and Send blacklist removal-request to each of the Blacklist-Database(BL-DB) group (for that IP-address) and wait until IP-adrs is removed from all BL-DBs. When a IP-address is assigned back to a new user/client then it’s PTR/RDNS RETURN-VALUE (Answer-Value) must be IMMEDIATELY changed (with TTL value of 6 or 12 hours initially) into same as VPS-hostname when purchase order was placed (or setup the RDNS return-value into the client’s MAIL-server hostname, when new user/client requests-for-it, or when MAIL-server-app’s hostname is different than the VPS-hostname but still under client’s own domain-name), & a correct RDNS return-value also clearly indicates who is the new holder user of that IP-address and who is it assigned-to and who is responsible for all the activities done thru the usage of it. If IP-address is not-used for sending any SPAM/Advertisements/etc emails (or not-used for MALWARE-sending/hosting) purpose for 1 to 3 years then such IP-address usually gets auto-removed from blacklist, or usually will be removed from blacklist very-quickly after submitting a (single) removal-request. So VPS-providers should not re-use (assign) a IP-address back until 1 to 3 years has passed, if IP-address has been marked as Blacklisted once. And finally instruct new-user/client of that IP-address to either run an uninfected mail-server-app, or allow clients to use VPS-provider’s MAIL-FORWARDING server. BL-DB groups can place a IP-adrs back into BL-DB (after 30-days, after initial removal) if group’s scanners/monitors find out that IP-adrs is using wrong DNS (MX,TXT,etc) records or wrong MAIL-server settings or sending SPAM/MALWARE.

    May 12, 2019 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
    • Erik Ashfolk:

      two more quesitons:
      (1-b) Can you assign one IPv6 /64 SUBNET with any of these deals/plans ? (one IPv6 /64 subnet has 18-Quintillion IPv6-addresses).
      (2-b) Do you setup RDNS for both IPv4 & IPv6 address ?

      May 13, 2019 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
    • Use cloudflare if you’re so worried about dns man… Get over it.

      May 14, 2019 @ 2:44 am | Reply
    • Ken Teague:

      I may be wrong but I believe most mail servers care more about the SPF DNS record than they do the PTR record. The PTR record can only resolve back to a single host and that doesn’t work well in a mail farm environment.

      May 14, 2019 @ 6:51 am | Reply
      • Dave E:

        FCrDNS is still a thing and not a problem for server farms. It’s checked against the HELO/EHLO.

        May 14, 2019 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
    • David E:

      Route your mail through an established relay service.

      May 14, 2019 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
  2. tubito:

    Prices are extremely cheap, anyone who bought from them can comment on how they perform?
    After a terrible year with AlphaRacks I would hate to move on to another oversold vps provider.

    May 15, 2019 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
    • david:

      I just bought the $15/yr one and it performs terribly; much worse than my other VPS with much lower “specs”. Running a command like “ls” through ssh on an empty directory takes probably 5 or 6 seconds.

      May 17, 2019 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
    • tecknoh19:

      i just bought a vps from them 20 minutes ago. so far i have done the standard apt upgrade, and just tried installing git. the vps went offline during the install of git and has since been unreachable. the server stats will not load in the site client area dashboard. Its not looking good so far

      May 17, 2019 @ 9:09 pm | Reply
    • tubito:

      I bought it and the performance is amazing compared to my previous 18$ a year provider.

      On alpharacks the 2gb ram vps could not run more than one instance of the service I’m running, two instances and the vps was shut down for excessive use… It was also terribly slow and the lack of ssd was noticeable.

      On SnowVPS I can run 7 instances and the load and ram are still low enough to run an eight node…
      I am extremely happy, it’s not DigitalOcean levels of performance but it’s fast and not oversold. For 15$, i recommend it.

      No stats on my client panel either but on the vps panel i can see the graphs. Uptime has been ok for the last week, I will come back after a month or so and comment again.

      May 23, 2019 @ 8:34 am | Reply

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