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123Systems - $37.73/Year 256MB OpenVZ VPS Exclusive Offer

123Systems Andrew from 123Systems emailed me an exclusive special with their new Fremont CA based virtual servers. Use promo code 55LEB you can get 55% off recurring discount when you prepay for a year or two years. So picking thier low end offer, you can get the following virtual server for $37.73/year:

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers are in Fremont CA with HE.net which has pretty good connectivity to Asia/Australia. There are other monthly offers from 123Systems if you are not comfortable to pay for a whole year up front.

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  1. Russell:

    What does “pretty good connectivity to Asia/Australia” mean exactly?

    July 28, 2010 @ 7:17 am | Reply
  2. Well if you are in China looking for a US-based virtual server, then you are pretty much looking for a West Coast one in California. HE.com’s facility in Fremont has good ping to Asia and Australia from what I’ve heard.

    July 28, 2010 @ 7:25 am | Reply
  3. @Russell

    Feel free to ping this IP and see what kind of results you get in return:

    We also have a 100mb Test file you can download

    July 28, 2010 @ 7:35 am | Reply
  4. Leo:


    Does 1234systems provide refund for prepay with promo code 55LEB?


    July 28, 2010 @ 9:26 am | Reply
  5. Andrew,

    Do you offer higher plans at this discount rate? I may be interested in at least 512/1024.

    July 28, 2010 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
  6. N/M… I see it works when you select annual payment on other plans. Thanks!

    July 28, 2010 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
  7. @Leo

    The 7 day money back guarantee applies no matter the term or promotional, Anything past 7 days will be prorated.


    It works with all Virtual servers (Excluding Custom)

    July 28, 2010 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
  8. Mike:

    LEA, it might be worth noting that all “four” of their nameservers are on the same box. (Do a traceroute.) You used to point out useful stuff like that once upon a time. :)

    July 28, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
  9. @Mike

    Before the move from Phoenix we had the Second set of nameservers offloaded elsewhere, However when we moved we had to put the nameservers on the same box in Chicago.

    Once we get everything completely settled in Fremont we will push the second set off of the same box over to Fremont. We wouldn’t have 4 Nameservers if 2 of them wasn’t offloaded for fail over. We had to place them in Chicago while we moved everything from Phoenix.

    July 28, 2010 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  10. @Mike — yes I usually only do the digging for new providers on the radar.

    Actually getting DNS hosted is not that expensive. I am paying DNSMadeEasy for all my important domains so I don’t have to worry about them. I have also used Zerigo, which is also quite good. DNS is definitely something I would not want to be slack at.

    July 28, 2010 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
  11. A.:

    Quote from the ToS/AUP:

    “At our discretion, a $25.00 DMCA processing fee will apply to account holders who receive DMCA notices.”

    This statement is troubling.

    Does this apply to DMCA takedown notifications that have no bearing? Meaning ANYONE can write you a letter and you will charge a nice $25 fine regardless of whether the notification was false or not?

    July 29, 2010 @ 9:53 am | Reply
  12. @A.

    The fee is only issued if you fail to comply within the allocated time frame specified which is 24 hours (As stated in all DMCA emails).

    If you don’t want the fee to be issued then you would need to notify us within 24 hours of receiving the email as to what you are doing to resolve the issue.

    July 29, 2010 @ 10:25 am | Reply
  13. Average speed of 426Kbps on the test file from my VPS at Hetzner DE.

    July 29, 2010 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

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