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123systems – $30/year 2GB, $15/year 512MB, and $9/year 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Cheap-VPS-Budget-VPS-Dedicated-Servers-Webhosting-Budget-Hosting 2013-12-24 10-41-28Andrew, from 123systems, is back with some special offers for LowEndBox readers! It’s just OpenVZ offers this time but it includes some very cheap annual deals! 123sytems have been in business for over four years now, according to their domain registration date, and are certainly not new to the LowEndBox community. Their very first apperance on LowEndBox was in April 2010 and they have been featured plenty of times since. These offers are hosted on modern hardware with “brand new Intel E3 haswell processors” and all of them come with SSD caching. All offers are currently available in Dallas, as that’s where they have sufficient stock. Stock may become in available in other locations as well (Chicago, Picastaway, Los Angeles) so be sure to keep your eyes open if you’re interested in one of those locations. Feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments or at LowEndTalk.com!

2GB OpenVZ

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 35GB disk space
  • 3TB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • All locations
  • $5/month – Order
  • $30/year – Order
256MB OpenVZ

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB Swap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 10GB disk space
  • 500GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • All locations
  • $9/year – Order
512MB OpenVZ

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 20GB Disk
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • All locations
  • $14/year – Order


Payment methods accepted PayPal or credit cards through PayPal. 123systems does not give any refunds. Additional IPv4 addresses are available at $3/month/IPv4. IPv6 is not yet available. Please read their Terms of Service before you order!

Network information

Tierpoint (via ColoCrossing), Dallas, TX, USA
Test IPv4: 192.227.232.130

Dupont Fabros (via ColoCrossing), Chicago, IL, USA
Test IPv4: 23.94.38.90

Choopa (via ColoCrossing), Piscataway, NJ, USA
Test IPv4: 108.174.61.130

Quadranet (via ColoCrossing), Los Angeles, CA, USA
Test IPv4: 198.23.131.2

101 Comments

  1. Nils Farving:

    It’s only shows that one location is availble.

    Here is a benchmark:

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency : 3399.997 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 256 MB
    Total amount of swap : 256 MB
    System uptime : 12:25,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 29,8MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 48,4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 111MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 14,8MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 8,91MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 34,9MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 9,12MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 39,7MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 45,0MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 42,6MB/s
    I/O speed : 262 MB/s
    [root@256MB ~]#

    May 20, 2014 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
    • Lookin’ good!

      May 21, 2014 @ 7:16 am | Reply
      • Nils:

        It is good, but i have random downtimes, I know it because i get emails by Fail2ban that the server stopped.

        May 21, 2014 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
    • Alok Mishra:

      Hello
      All my VPSes purchased from 123Systems are down for more than one year.
      I purchased the same from another vendor to continue services to my clients.

      I raised the Ticket ID: 947685 on July 09, 2013.
      I have reminded the 123Systems many times and got a reply that they are working on the issue.
      After one year I did not get my VPSes up and running.
      All my money paid to 123systems for these VPS appears to go in vain.
      I lost the money paid to 123Systems and I could not get the services.
      They promised a $5 credit to the VPS while re-numbering of IP Addresses.
      I did not get the credit and after renumbering nor I get new IP addresses.

      This is first delay and then deny the service from 123systems.

      I think the reliability of the 123 Systems is decreasing sharply.
      Although their servers go down frequently but now the management ignores the complaints also.
      This is very frustrating to continue the services from the 123Systems.

      Alok Mishra

      July 18, 2014 @ 2:18 am | Reply
  2. out of stock except dallas !

    May 20, 2014 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
    • I’m trying to make some room in other locations, so keep an eye out!

      May 21, 2014 @ 7:17 am | Reply
  3. Sandro:

    Has their reputation got any better lately?

    May 20, 2014 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
    • 123systemscustomer:

      nope

      May 21, 2014 @ 12:05 am | Reply
      • numkem:

        Oh heck no… Mine keeps rebooting at random times and they take me to ask them to bring it back up and when I ask for explanations, I get stupid answers like “the VPS is now online”.

        Avoid like the plague, run for the hills!

        May 21, 2014 @ 11:48 am | Reply
  4. 1e10:

    123Systems take weeks to update rDNS, SolusVM is always down for hours a day and they don’t respond to any tickets/PayPal disputes to discuss their appalling service at all.

    Disk I/O is also something like a yo-yo, dramatically up and down.

    May 20, 2014 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
    • Do you have a ticket # I can take a look at?

      May 21, 2014 @ 6:48 am | Reply
    • Do you have a ticket # I can look at?

      May 21, 2014 @ 7:17 am | Reply
      • 1e10:

        #123-M4R8P-WAW

        I don’t want anything sorting now anyway. I wan’t a refund, this has been ongoing for several weeks now and I’ve already found a better provider to host what I needed hosting. I was told that Solus would be fixed but as of yesterday was still going down for extended periods of time.

        PayPal dispute has been open for almost 3 weeks now and has now been escalated to PayPal for review.

        May 21, 2014 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
  5. kousinnryou:

    One of my blacklist,never try them again.

    May 21, 2014 @ 4:47 am | Reply
  6. Othniel:

    Stay away from them if you doing anything serious other than personal project. Other than that, its dirt cheap, but don’t let that blind you…

    May 21, 2014 @ 8:07 am | Reply
    • Zarf:

      I’ve used 123 for about 4 months and have to agree with Othniel. Some of my services would crash on a weekly basis for no reason. My e-mail server which works quite well on other VPSs would be down typically for 24-48 hours each week. Support tickets are generally not answered in a prompt or professional manner, by that I was expecting at least an acknowledgement within 48 hours of posting.

      Anyway it’s way too frustrating to grovel to have them check out, let alone fix errors in their system and I’ve moved on to another VPS for about the same price which has been flawless so far. 123 would be fine for running a testbed but if you need your mail to stay running look elsewhere. Good luck.

      June 9, 2014 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
  7. Sounds like CVPS back in the old days….

    May 21, 2014 @ 8:28 am | Reply
  8. rostin:

    Their support is too bad, I submitted a ticket a month ago regarding my VPS issue, after one week they told me they will migrate my VPS to another node, but nothing happens till now, they even did not respond although I’ve reopened the ticket two times…

    @123Systems Ticket #123-D7X1P-IMX

    May 21, 2014 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  9. LongTime123Customer:

    I’m a long time 123Systems customer (about 3 years if I’m not mistaken). Still am. If you need a VPS to play around, you can get a cheap yearly VPS from them. I won’t host anything remotely valuable on their servers. Not so much for their unreliability but for terrible customer support.

    May 21, 2014 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
  10. K-Pop:

    suck vps provider ever..dont waste your money on this provider.

    May 21, 2014 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  11. Nductiv:

    No instant setup. Signed up yesterday around lunchtime, but no VPS as of mid-morning today. Not a big deal for me, but add this data point if you’re thinking of grabbing the deal.

    May 21, 2014 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
    • 1e10:

      Their website advertises instant setup so it is a big deal.

      May 21, 2014 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      Several factors can prevent automated setup. If the hostname is shorter than 4 characters it will not setup automatically, if you use an email or a space in the hostname, it will not setup automatically. If the password string you choose is rejected by SolusVM after their security updates then it will not be setup automatically.

      Hope this helps.

      May 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am | Reply
    • Nductiv:

      Got setup late yesterday afternoon. Had a 4 character hostname. At the promo price there’s nothing I can complain about.

      May 22, 2014 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
  12. sandbox:

    Hi,
    what is the average setup time? And will the other locations besides Dallas made available soon?

    thanks

    May 21, 2014 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
    • Nils:

      My was up instantly

      May 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Mine was available instantly. But it’s down today and inaccessible even through the control panel. If this is going to be a regular thing then I can’t even recommend them for personal use.

      May 21, 2014 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
      • Nils:

        The panel is online for me, before they updated it the panel was down hours every day.

        May 21, 2014 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
        • Daniel:

          To be more clear, the panel itself is online for me. Bu the panel can’t access the server. Status is “unknown” and I can’t reboot it or do anything else. I just get the error “An error occurred processing your request. The host is currently unavailable. Please try again later.”

          Ticket #123-U6D7T-YYD

          May 21, 2014 @ 5:43 pm | Reply
          • Nils:

            Oh, that error i have sometimes, But the vps is availble when i have that error though.

            May 21, 2014 @ 5:50 pm
          • sandbox:

            Sounds like i will pass then. Doesn’t sound good even for personal use.

            May 21, 2014 @ 5:50 pm
          • Daniel:

            Ah, mine isn’t, which is why I went into the control panel in the first place. It responds to ping but nothing else.

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:01 pm
          • Matthew Morgan:

            same issue here:
            Node VZ157DLTX

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:16 pm
          • Daniel:

            Yep, that’s the same node I’m on…

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:26 pm
          • Nils:

            I’m also on that node :P

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:27 pm
          • Nils:

            Is solusvm down for you guys also?

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:27 pm
          • Daniel:

            It was up earlier. Looks like it’s down for me too right now.

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:35 pm
          • Matthew Morgan:

            i submitted a ticket about 6 hours ago.

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:50 pm
          • Nils:

            Sometimes i get responses in 5 minutes and sometimes it takes 12 hours.

            May 21, 2014 @ 6:51 pm
          • Daniel:

            For the record, they fixed this a few hours ago. Everything seems fine for now.

            May 22, 2014 @ 2:09 am
          • Matthew Morgan:

            Yes and back down in less then 11 hours.

            May 22, 2014 @ 8:35 am
          • Matthew Morgan:

            And now fixed.

            May 22, 2014 @ 9:05 am
    • Hi,

      Several factors can prevent automated setup. If the hostname is shorter than 4 characters it will not setup automatically, if you use an email or a space in the hostname, it will not setup automatically. If the password string you choose is rejected by SolusVM after their security updates then it will not be setup automatically.

      Hope this helps.

      May 21, 2014 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
  13. Matthew Morgan:

    my vps has been up and down all day:
    #123-L5W6A-IAK

    May 21, 2014 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
    • You responded to the ticket 5 separate times over the time you opened it, pushing it behind everyone else, therefore a delayed response should be expected when doing such.

      May 21, 2014 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
  14. W^L+:

    My VPS on node VZ158DLTX has been unreachable since yesterday. Ticket #123-A7X9I-QBP isn’t even acknowledged two hours later. I understand these are often very small companies, but a simple “We’re aware there’s a problem. Someone will take a look at your node as soon as we get a chance.” can make a world of difference in how it feels to do business with them.

    May 21, 2014 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
    • W^L+:

      Once he responded, he’s been seriously trying to help. Although my issue is still not resolved, I’m satisfied with the level of service I’m receiving.

      May 22, 2014 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
      • Roberto:

        Are you having problem this days with the same node? I have a VPS on the same node and recently I noticed a lot of network issues.

        October 13, 2014 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  15. captain chips:

    Slabbing and overloading will cause these above horrors, on a regluar basis.

    Someone mentioned this sounding like CVPS of old… Same owners… Just saying.

    May 21, 2014 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
    • I usually skip over comments such as this because they are baseless and are nothing more than troll worthy. 123Systems is not ChicagoVPS and has not been purchased/sold to ChicagoVPS or any other company for that matter. Let’s not all believe what we read on VpsBoard shall we? I recommend finding a more credible and less-bias source for your information.

      This is simply to clear up the confusion you are imposing on readers.

      May 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
  16. DomainBop:

    Chicago test IP 23.94.38.90 is on the following blacklists: Spamhaus SBL, Spamhaus Zen, and Spamcannibal. In fact the entire 23.94.0.0/15 (that’s 131,000 blacklisted ColoCrossing IP addresses) is blacklisted by Spamhaus. This fact should probably be disclosed in the offer instead of people having to find out after they’ve paid that all of those Chicago 23.94.x.x IPs are dirty.

    May 21, 2014 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      I suggest you dig further Mr Bopper.

      That /15 is used in Buffalo aswell as “Chicago”.

      May 21, 2014 @ 10:59 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        We do not offer Buffalo and Chicago is not being offered in the sale, as we do not have any stock in Chicago (as stated in the post).

        Hope this helps.

        May 22, 2014 @ 12:03 am | Reply
        • Jack:

          I was just suggesting as Mr Bop said that all of Chicago would be listed as Colocrossing has a /15 listed on SBL.

          I actually told him most of Chicago and other networks such as:

          23.94.0.0/22 Dallas

          23.94.4.0/22 NJ

          23.94.8.0/22 LA

          23.94.12.0/22 ATL

          Would also have the issue.

          May 22, 2014 @ 1:18 am | Reply
          • Nils:

            I am in that subnet :o

            May 22, 2014 @ 5:09 am
          • Nils:

            23.94.62.xx

            May 22, 2014 @ 5:13 am
    • Wow, could this be the reason why Gmail bounced all incoming emails from my server when I was with 123systems? I had to switch hosts because 123systems would not help me resolve the mail issue.

      November 16, 2014 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
  17. ld.ee:

    thanks for the advise. i look somewhere else

    May 22, 2014 @ 7:47 am | Reply
  18. tianyi:

    LOWENDBOX comes into my blacklist when 123systems showed up on the index. Do a search in lowendtalk and should learn how bad 123systems was, there is no sign of improvement.

    May 23, 2014 @ 3:23 am | Reply
    • tianyi:

      Oh, forgot to saying that 123systems was my 1st VPS provider. It is totally a nightmare.

      May 23, 2014 @ 3:25 am | Reply
      • Lee:

        why?

        May 23, 2014 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
        • yz:

          my nightmare too, too much downtime, performance is terrible, memory is not guaranteed.

          May 23, 2014 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
  19. ummm no:

    Downtime is ridiculous, and while support is okayish, the vps is slow.

    May 26, 2014 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
  20. Sherif:

    Speedtest showed so poor results at Dallas, do u know why?
    I am so disappointed, is there a plan to fix this please?

    Testing from ColoCrossing (192.3.160.236)…
    Selecting best server based on ping…
    Hosted by TELUS (Toronto, ON) [91.69 km]: 10.729 ms
    Testing download speed………………………………….
    Download: 6.14 Mbits/s
    Testing upload speed…………………………………………..
    Upload: 2.54 Mbits/s

    May 30, 2014 @ 11:25 am | Reply
  21. Anon:

    I have a VPS with them, i do not recommend it. Upload speed is usually 300kb/s max a lot of time of downtime (stats say 5%), sometimes my vps is down for unknown reasons so I open a ticket and then it is up in minutes (why wasnt it online if it could? arent they monitoring their services? I dont know. Please avoid.

    June 10, 2014 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  22. Dan:

    Avoid 123systems like the plague – they can’t admin their machines at all. If you select them, except LOTS of random downtime.

    June 13, 2014 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  23. Alexandre Oliveira:

    I definately NOT recommend this service to any one, the support is really poor, took the 2.5GB ram for $25/year last week and since than spend more time offline than online. the SolusVM panel only work some of the times. I guess they oversold and have the services on maximum capacity.

    Careful they don’t offer refunds, so you will lose your money and don’t get the service which you pay for!!

    June 17, 2014 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
    • Dan:

      Pay with PayPal so you can dispute charges. These guys are bad and will take your money otherwise.

      June 19, 2014 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
      • ChuckHL:

        Exactly what I did.

        June 24, 2014 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  24. I use a VPS with 256 RAM 123systems.net product, the OS is installed inside the Centos 5.X 32bit with Kloxo RM, the result is light open my wordpress website and smoothly. Lowennbox.xom Thanks for the information ..

    June 19, 2014 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
  25. steve51184:

    **WORST SUPPORT EVER***

    contacted them via support about there “Linux-4GB-OVZ” vps and was super fast as replying and very polite.. got up and running in no time and got a nice discount but then once payment was sent and i got the server the problems started

    my server was down almost all the time.. you can check the uptime here: https://share.pingdom.com/banners/ba6c3450 as you can see it’s at 26% which is a joke francly

    the problem was that my server was shutting itself down randomly and the control panel wouldn’t alow me to boot it back online… i’d open a support ticket and they’d ignore me until it came back up many hours later and simply say “This VPS is not offline.” and 20mins later it’d go down again and the pattern would repeat

    anyway after many tickets which all got mostly ignored i asked for a refund and after again many tickets and replies i finally got a response from them “Payment refunded, service cancelled.”

    so is short they terminated my server with no prior notification AND lied about the refund.. they are once again ignoring any and all posts/tickets and have basically stolen my $30

    these guys are really the worst support i’ve ever dealt with and i’ve been in the hosting biz since ’98

    June 19, 2014 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
  26. ChuckHL:

    My few cents regaring 123systems vps. I bought their service for one year and I truly regret doing so. Their service quality is horrible. Their system is down very frequently and they ignore it and claim it is not true. They promise that their service is up 99.9% of the time, but the fact is that their system do not meet this promised uptime rate. To be precise, they are far from that uptime target rate. If you request to cancel your service or to transfer your account to some other poor desperate soul and they want to charge you or not return you 5 dollars which they claim is the cost of handling creating accounts. To prove how frequently their service goes down, I created few custom scripts and have the run automatically every minute on the server to keep track of downtimes. Here are my results regarding their downtimes (and this is barely one day):

    http://vps123systems.zapto.org:8080/uptime/downtime.log

    And in case anyone wants to see the code I use behind the scenes to perform this downtime log, here are my script codes:

    http://vps123systems.zapto.org:8080/uptime/

    P.S. I bought a VPS service from other three good companies (published here @ lowendbox.com) and have these same scripts on their servers and my downtime log is empty. And regarding the system downtime of about one hour, I had nothing to do with it. I never issued a shutdown command nor the reboot command, yet, the VPS server from 123systems was down for about an hour without my concent.

    Regards

    June 24, 2014 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
    • ChuckHL:

      If you are unable to see my downtime log, that means my VPS from 123 is yet again down.

      June 28, 2014 @ 5:47 am | Reply
    • mayli:

      This also happens to my vm randomly.

      July 6, 2014 @ 4:14 am | Reply
    • New Wave NetConnect Acquires 123Systems

      We are very pleased and excited to announce that New Wave NetConnect LLC., the company behind market leader ChicagoVPS, has acquired 123Systems. We are currently conducting a thorough review of all aspects of 123Systems and intend on immediately implementing numerous changes to improve service quality. No aspect of your current service at 123Systems will change, as we will be operating it as a separate division, but with the advantage of our buying power and 24/7 support department. Please continue logging into your customer management system and paying for your services as normal to the existing PayPal account at this time.

      We are acutely aware that the services provided by 123Systems over the past year have not been adequate. We want to work with you personally to resolve any outstanding issues and rebuild your trust in 123Systems. I invite you to submit a ticket or email me directly (chris@chicagovps.net) and I will work with you directly.

      To celebrate our acquisition use coupon “NEWERA” for 60% off everything. Order here: https://123systems.net/billing/cart.php

      Thank you for your time,
      Chris Fabozzi
      Owner, New Wave NetConnect

      July 29, 2014 @ 4:01 am | Reply
  27. Tom:

    @ChuckHL, should have read the other comments first, it’s same situation 2 years later, it will never, ever get better with the amount of ovecrapping they do.

    June 24, 2014 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
    • ChuckHL:

      I wish it too …. Sadly i bought the service the day after it was published this article so there were not that many comments. It is just that i got fed up of them this week and posted my complains here.

      June 25, 2014 @ 12:10 am | Reply
  28. ChuckHL:

    Not even 1 day and there is another downtime of 1 hour. If it remains like that their uptime rate would be 94% roughly. Not 99.9% like they claim.

    June 24, 2014 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  29. I ordered my server last night that is 14 hours before posting this comment.
    It took nearly 3 hours for them to send my server details.
    And you know what the amazing thing is? The server is not working ever since.
    First they tell me the node is not working and should work in 15 mins.
    They have the worst of the services. DO NOT BUY!
    Their cheap prices are only to fool, they do not provide any kind of service.

    June 27, 2014 @ 9:10 am | Reply
  30. Antonio Costa:

    It’s not good kinda service. Every 5/10 minutes the VPS goes slow and rent down connection. Dont buy it! They dont give your money back if you are not satisfied with the service. I openend the ticket telling that VPS going very slowness and unstable and they just asnwered think like that:

    “This is a system notification to inform you that our technician team is aware of the outage on the node you are currently located on and should have service restored within the next 15-30 minutes. ”

    And it’s still keep going slow every 10/15 minutes. Terrible service and they wont give ur money back!

    June 30, 2014 @ 1:30 am | Reply
  31. Alexander:

    Wanted to add my two pence to the vox populi. Bought a VPC from them, launched it instantly – no problems there, it has been working fine for nearly a week, but since four days ago network link to the server went into some sort of limbo. It is neither dead nor alive – 40% packet loss and all the joys of the universe caused by that. Tech support just closed the ticket after I opened it – didn’t event bother to send me a sort of standard copypasted reply. Trying to get my money back now…

    June 30, 2014 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
  32. I had one VPS from them that is actually quite stable and has been for a long time (99.95% uptime). I decided to add two more….VERY unstable with 97.48% uptime and 97.42% uptime. During SSH they will become unresponsive then drop their connections. I wish I hadn’t bought the second two.

    July 1, 2014 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  33. Just looked through my logs. The longest period of uninterrupted uptime for one of my VPSs in June was 108 hours :(

    July 1, 2014 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
  34. Hello,

    First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the issues that everyone has been experiencing with our OpenVZ service as of late. We have been working hard to get service returned to normal after our recent `mass` kernel upgrades which really did not take well on some of our legacy nodes.

    For the most part we have repaired service on almost all affected nodes and the are only 3 nodes that continue to experience problems after these upgrades. We understand your frustration and that you paid for a service and currently if you are situated on these nodes, you are not getting what you have paid for and we do apologize for this.

    We understand that these upgrades were not our client’s fault and we take full responsibility for the outages and we are working diligently to make this right. For anyone who has experienced severe issues as of late, we are offering extended compensation for this issue.

    Please open a compensation ticket and reply to this specific post with your ticket ID so I can apply the proper compensation to your account/service.

    Again, we do apologize for the issues as of late and we can assure you that it is being working on and we will have everything running in tip top shape very soon.

    Thanks.

    July 1, 2014 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
    • Can you list the nodes which are not currently working properly?
      Because i was recently shifted from some node to other and that is equally bad.

      July 2, 2014 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  35. ticket ID #123-K9W4G-IER

    July 5, 2014 @ 10:48 am | Reply
  36. mayli:

    The networking sucks, it drops the packets randomly. I can ssh to the host by luck, but never had a chance to execute any command :(. Here is the mtr to my vm on 123systems.

    My traceroute [v0.82]

    Keys: Help Display mode Restart statistics Order of fields quit

    Last 83 pings
    1. vz7.kcmo.rhnx.net ………………………………………………………………………..
    2. ge1.dist-a.s1.kcmo.rhnx. ………………………………………………………………………..
    3. te0-7-0-23.ccr22.mci01.a ………………………………………………………………………..
    4. be2010.ccr22.dfw01.atlas ………………………………..1………………………3?2>………….
    5. be2032.ccr21.dfw03.atlas ………………………………………………………………………..
    6. xe-7-1-0.er1.dfw2.us.abo ………………………………………………………………………..
    7. 208.185.252.18.IPYX-0898 .?………..?….?…………………..?…..?………..?………………….
    8. 10ge-1.4.1.2002.dfw1.col ………………………………………………………………………..
    9. 10ge-1.4.1.2003.dfw1.col ………………………………………………………………………..
    10. 10ge-2.0604.dfw1.colocro ………………………………………………………………………..
    11. host.colocrossing.com ??.???.?..???????????………??.???.???????1??.?..1????.???……?.????????????…
    12. host.colocrossing.com ?2.??3.?.?1.1??c?ba?2..?……??.??2.?1????3.??.?2?.??23.1??……..>ba?2???????..

    Scale: .:214 ms 1:535 ms 2:857 ms 3:1607 ms a:3537 ms b:5359 ms c:8574 ms

    July 6, 2014 @ 4:12 am | Reply
  37. marweb:

    I buy a VPS for a year in June 2014, the server is down every day i need to open a ticket and the answer is this always:
    Hello, This is a system notification to inform you that our technician team is aware of the outage on the node you are currently located on and should have service restored within the next 15-30 minutes.

    If your service is not restored at that point then please re-open this ticket so our team can investigate further.

    Thank you and we appreciate your patience.

    Server is up and next day server down again and this happen day after day.

    Tickets#: #123-C4Y8E-BWL – #123-S4I4B-XNP – #123-V5U8E-OXL

    July 13, 2014 @ 1:19 am | Reply
    • Cakey:

      Same, I bought a while ago and noticed right away that the network and IO was horrible so I made a ticket asking if I could be moved to another node the ticket wasn’t closed, it was actually removed with little to no trace.. Same with my other ticket a few months ago about the downtime.

      July 13, 2014 @ 11:21 am | Reply
  38. The dog days of summer are officially here and that means it’s time for our first annual summer update. This email is different than the ones you’ve received from us in the past – which were sales-centric, a cheap ploy, we admit. Over the past two months we’ve conducted a review of our internal policies and operational processes and we’re very busy making big changes. Keep reading for our big news and discount opportunities:

    1. Vastly improved support. Effective two weeks ago we added three support technicians to our team which now allows us to offer true 24 hour support. No longer will our customers feel like a generic number forced to interact with apparently careless customer service.

    2. Accountability. At any time you can request that your support request be escalated and management will quickly intervene. Your business is valued and we will make sure you feel that way.

    3. Lower Server Loads. Effective immediately we have begun provisioning nodes without slabbing technology and with 40% fewer customers. We have additional nodes on the way to load shed existing servers and over the next 4 weeks customers will see a dramatic improvement in performance and reliability. These improvements will not cause any interruption to your services and your IPs will not change.

    4. Better Uptime. Lower load and the end of slabbing, along with fixing the issues that occurred due to the recent OpenVZ update will all mean a much more reliable customer experience.

    5. Pricing. Our same attractive pricing model will stay intact for all current customers. Absolutely no increases will occur for existing clients. There will be a modest upward tweaks on certain packages for new orders and those increases will help cover the costs incurred with our overall improvement efforts. We’re confident that new customers will believe an extra few dollars per year will be worth a better service; and current customers get that improvement free! Just like it should be.

    In the past our boring sales emails would include massive discounts to compel customers to signup. Given our mission to improve, and the changes we’ve already made, we’re now proving more reasonable incentives. Signup for any package with coupon “save25” and you’ll save 25% for life.

    1GB OpenVZ: WAS $19/yr normally, NOW $14.25/yr:

    http://www.123systems.net/billing/cart.php?gid=19

    2GB OpenVZ, WAS $30/yr normally, NOW $22.50/yr:

    http://www.123systems.net/billing/cart.php?gid=19

    1GB KVM, WAS $10/month, NOW $7.50/month:

    http://www.123systems.net/billing/cart.php?gid=30

    2GB KVM, WAS $15/month, NOW $11.25/month:

    http://www.123systems.net/billing/cart.php?gid=34

    We’re looking forward to an exciting second half to 2014 and we appreciate your time! Please contact us with any questions.

    Thank you, sincerely:

    123 Systems

    July 15, 2014 @ 6:45 am | Reply
    • It’s pretty amazing 123systems that you’re able to take the time to spam new offers on 4 different posts here but you don’t have the time to answer support tickets from the many customers who have complained both on LET and WHT about services being down for days, nodes that don’t work, or and you ripping them off you scammer.

      July 15, 2014 @ 7:15 am | Reply
    • mayli:

      After 3 days of downtime, my vps was back online.

      I think they are getting better these days, since my host has been down for 4 days just few days before.

      *Thank you, sincerely*

      July 15, 2014 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
    • Anonymous:

      What a bitch

      July 18, 2014 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  39. New Wave NetConnect Acquires 123Systems

    We are very pleased and excited to announce that New Wave NetConnect LLC., the company behind market leader ChicagoVPS, has acquired 123Systems. We are currently conducting a thorough review of all aspects of 123Systems and intend on immediately implementing numerous changes to improve service quality. No aspect of your current service at 123Systems will change, as we will be operating it as a separate division, but with the advantage of our buying power and 24/7 support department. Please continue logging into your customer management system and paying for your services as normal to the existing PayPal account at this time.

    We are acutely aware that the services provided by 123Systems over the past year have not been adequate. We want to work with you personally to resolve any outstanding issues and rebuild your trust in 123Systems. I invite you to submit a ticket or email me directly (chris@chicagovps.net) and I will work with you directly.

    To celebrate our acquisition use coupon “NEWERA” for 60% off everything. Order here: https://123systems.net/billing/cart.php

    Thank you for your time,
    Chris Fabozzi
    Owner, New Wave NetConnect

    July 29, 2014 @ 4:00 am | Reply
    • Still terrible even after this acquisition.
      I asked to upgrade the account. you didn’t do.
      i asked to take back the kvm that was marked fraud, you didn’t.
      downtime is still ridiculous.
      lets say, it doesn’t works at all.

      please fix.
      enough of shitty service.

      service ip : 23.95.95.37
      yes i am making it public because it still sucks!

      August 1, 2014 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  40. Tom:

    Just few days before I bought OpenVZ VPS for one year period, But unfortunately the VPS always got crushed and neither able to handle it from SolusVM nor connect via ssh also its IP (172.245.62.42) blocked listed by hotmail.com previously it seems used as spam IP.
    I am sorry The response time to the tickets are very slow. So I have no choice just to write to lowendbox.

    I am asking the owners of 123Systems if they can amend this problem by changing my node to KVM (1024MB RAM, 4 CPU cores, 2TB traffic and 20GB SSD) which is the same as I paid for OpenVZ (2048MB RAM, 4CPU cores, 3TB traffic and 35GB Disk) even though it has lower qualification than OpenVZ, but it is acceptable for me?

    I filled a ticket about this issue, but unfortunately got no response

    November 5, 2014 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  41. Sharwan:

    Do you allow hosting of Game servers (SA-MP, Minecraft, etc) & IRC Servers? What about VoIP servers?
    Please let me know.

    August 28, 2015 @ 6:22 am | Reply

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