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Bandwagon Host – $10/Year 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Arizona, Buffalo & Germany

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: August 7, 2013 @ 9:41 pm, by Liam

Daniel, from BandwagonHost, is back with another a exclusive offer for the LEB community. Since their last offer, they have added two more locations: Germany and Buffalo.

Basic VPS 5G

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 1 vCPU Core
  • 5GB SAS Raid 10 Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Gigabit Port
  • 1 IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/KiwiVM
  • $1.99/Month or $9.99/Year
  • Coupon: LEB | Order Link

Bandwagon Host is owned and operated by IT7 Networks Inc. IT7 has been in operation since 2004 and is a registered Canadian corporation. They have developed their own VPS control panel (KiwiVM) and all of their VPS node management software is also developed in-house. IT7 is also behind “Nodewatch“, a free service that many webhosting providers currently use for preventing abuse on OpenVZ nodes. Reviews on their last thread were pretty good. They even managed to pick up a few points in our last top providers poll. If you’re a customer, how is your service going?

Bandwagon Host currently only accept payments via Paypal. They offer a full 30 day full money back guarantee (no questions asked). Instant rDNS update is available in their from control panel. Additional IPv4 addresses are charged at $1 each per month. Spamming, hacking, malware, IRC, open proxies and adult content is not permitted. VPN or proxy is fine as long as they are private/password protected. For more information, take a look at their Terms of Service.

Network Information:

US Arizona:
Test IPv4: 198.35.46.2
Test Files: 100MB | 500MB | 1000MB

US Buffalo:
Test IPv4: 74.121.150.3
Test Files: 100MB | 500MB | 1000MB

EU Germany:
Test IPv4: 162.211.228.4
Test Files: 100MB | 500MB | 1000MB

176 Comments

  1. WOW,I like this price.

    August 7, 2013 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
    • Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose.

      August 7, 2013 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
    • HalleyYu:

      Chinese guys are occupying LEB now…

      August 9, 2013 @ 1:55 am | Reply
      • jogsix:

        Where can find Chinese people all, the locust.

        August 10, 2013 @ 9:02 am | Reply
        • All these low end deals = HostLoc chinese are coming in the thousands. Just ask anyone who uses Quadranet. Well known that ColoCrossing’s little two racks are the causes for 99% of their DoS attacks. Thanks for making Lowendbox just a little shittier. Bunch of shitty chinese spam links, same shell companies selling the same shitty ColoCrossing speed-step servers (so they can stay under the amp usage)

          August 11, 2013 @ 5:33 am | Reply
          • dhc:

            Please take care of your words. I’m a Chinese, I think your words offend me.

            November 22, 2013 @ 11:56 pm
          • hanke:

            gun ni ma ge b

            October 27, 2015 @ 4:26 pm
          • IT:

            dhc, you know, people get offended by everything these days, but most of all – the truth. this is the reason i have blocked all chinanet and related regions on all my servers, since 99% vulnerability scans and zero-day attacks originated from there. now go on, be offended, you have only your own countrymen to thank for it.

            October 26, 2016 @ 9:31 pm
  2. trexos:

    Awesome hoster! It was my first LowEndBox. Quite happy with it :)

    btw is TOR (middle relay) allowed?

    August 7, 2013 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
  3. Patrick:

    Really need to fix titles and posts, New York, NY != Buffalo, NY

    August 7, 2013 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
    • Cheers. Knew’ I had forgot to check something..

      August 8, 2013 @ 8:07 am | Reply
  4. anar:

    please increasing disk space
    becouse when installed centos+kloxo and other will be full not enough

    August 7, 2013 @ 10:20 pm | Reply
    • trexos:

      Yeah,

      5GB is a bit low. But it’s 10$ a YEAR and with 512MB + 512MB Swap. That’s just awesome.

      August 7, 2013 @ 10:25 pm | Reply
    • Kloxo+CentOS should be fine with 5 gb space ? I remember that it takes about 2.5 GB without the one-click installer. You also need about 1 GB for the OS.

      August 7, 2013 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
    • AC:

      You actually get 6 GB. They might have thought about the disk space for the OS. My Ubuntu 12.04 installation takes ~700 MB.


      Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/simfs 6.0G 702M 5.4G 12% /

      August 8, 2013 @ 12:59 am | Reply
      • trexos:

        Lucky one!
        I got my 5GB :)

        root@s1:~# df -h
        Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
        /dev/simfs 5.0G 2.6G 2.5G 51% /
        tmpfs 256M 0 256M 0% /lib/init/rw
        tmpfs 256M 0 256M 0% /dev/shm

        August 8, 2013 @ 1:07 am | Reply
      • Rhonk:

        Debian uses even less. Ideally, this package should use Debian/Ubuntu and nginx. I’m confused as to why anyone would even consider CentOS. Keep in mind though that in most cases Debian won’t have an SSH server installed by default so you may need to use the serial console to install one. I’d recommend dropbear as it is light on resources.

        August 8, 2013 @ 6:44 am | Reply
      • Actually every openvz debian template installs ssh service. Does cpanel support centos? I don’t think it does.

        August 8, 2013 @ 8:20 am | Reply
        • Owkaye:

          cPanel ONLY supports centos. It doesn’t work on any other OS.

          August 9, 2013 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
    • coco:

      Agreed.

      5 GB or 6 GB, it would be alot better if it was 10GB or so.

      August 8, 2013 @ 6:04 am | Reply
  5. LowEndCriticus:


    Acceptable Use Policy

    We do not tolerate the following activities on our servers:
    (…)
    DoS or other attacks (either outgoing or incoming)
    (…)

    Please note that some issues (for example, DoS attacks or spamming) may not allow time for contact – in these cases we will suspend the service right away.

    We reserve the right to terminate services without providing a reason. In this case we will provide the refund for the prepaid unused service.

    So that means that you should search for a different host when you’re victim of a (D)DoS or Slashdot-effect. That’s very strange imo.

    August 7, 2013 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
    • LowEndCriticus, I know that these terms sounds confusing, but this is more or less the standard practice in case of a DDoS attack (I’m not trying to defend them).

      August 7, 2013 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
      • Christian:

        I think this sounds strange. They could at lease pretend to be supportive like “We will warn you one time and then cancel your services in case it happens again.” Without a basic level of support (i don’t mean how to install software, i mean really the important stuff) this offer is rather useless for me :(

        August 7, 2013 @ 11:39 pm | Reply
      • I thought standard practice was turn off the target (or rather null-route them) until the attack ends then turn them back on. Something that you have zero control over being in the ToS doesn’t make any sense at all.

        August 8, 2013 @ 9:36 am | Reply
    • We cannot automate the handling of DoS, hence it is very expensive to us to deal with these attacks. Sorry, but on a $10/year plan there is no other way. On the other hand, we are trying to be upfront about it.

      August 8, 2013 @ 4:41 pm | Reply
    • After you’ve had tons of attacks from chinese acting clueless, you have to kick the idiots off. ‘oh, i suspend website’ – They’re all liars.

      August 11, 2013 @ 5:34 am | Reply
  6. Rock:

    this is one of the best vps I ever had, good configuration.

    August 8, 2013 @ 1:07 am | Reply
  7. Holy Molly! Now that’s an unbeatable offer. At this rate, how can you make a profit!!?

    August 8, 2013 @ 1:25 am | Reply
    • Fritz:

      Their normal price is $3.98/m

      August 8, 2013 @ 1:50 am | Reply
    • In fact, I also have this doubt, such a low price is really not to make a profit!

      August 9, 2013 @ 5:12 am | Reply
  8. bubba:

    5GB disk isn’t enough to do anything with. If they let you upgrade to at least 20 for another $5 that would make this good. Disk is cheaper than RAM.

    August 8, 2013 @ 1:47 am | Reply
    • Fritz:

      Have you looked at Edis.
      They offer 1GB – 2GB Diskspace for their lowest plan.

      August 8, 2013 @ 1:58 am | Reply
    • It’s a low end box. You can easily run a score of WordPress sites. Or a nameserver, which is what I’m gonna do with them.

      August 8, 2013 @ 2:38 am | Reply
    • MiB:

      It’s possible to get Debian well under 500 MB of diskspace. 4.5 GB is more than enough to run a few websites / a DNS server / a VPN / a Munin master / etc.

      August 8, 2013 @ 9:17 am | Reply
    • Yes, generic disks are cheaper than RAM, but we do not use generic (we would have saturated I/O pretty quickly). For mode disk space you could go straight to http://bandwagonhost.com/ and order a great 10G or an awesome 50G plan! :)

      August 8, 2013 @ 4:48 pm | Reply
      • Anonymous Coward:

        It appears that this code is valid for all three configurations (5G, 10G and 50G)! Can you confirm that this isn’t an abuse, and you won’t cancel/reverse payment if I add the 50G and use this coupon?

        August 9, 2013 @ 8:54 am | Reply
        • Do not worry, we won’t cancel. The code is supposed to work with all plans.

          August 9, 2013 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
    • Bernd:

      Got one today, (instant setup – nice) installed Debian 7 64bit (unfortunately no minimal-template available) and use the box as a teamspeak server. I had some trouble with my former host regarding reliability and uptime, so I chose to switch. Atm using 0,85GB of my diskspace. That leaves still more than 4 GB free.

      So much for “isn’t enough to do anything with”. Depends on your desired purpose for the box.

      August 8, 2013 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
  9. Shivanthi:

    It’s $1.99 per month folks, were you expecting 50GB instead?

    August 8, 2013 @ 1:54 am | Reply
  10. didtav:

    i like the price and 30 day full money back guarantee.

    August 8, 2013 @ 1:59 am | Reply
    • didtav:

      is the 30 day money back applied for 1 month subscription?

      August 8, 2013 @ 2:09 am | Reply
      • Yes, 30-day money back policy applies to everything.

        August 8, 2013 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
  11. ltam:

    Highly interested but my order was marked as fraud.
    Any specific reason why this happens?

    Thx

    August 8, 2013 @ 2:54 am | Reply
  12. Sam:

    can you all check the cpu info?
    is mine correct?

    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 26
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
    stepping : 5
    cpu MHz : 800.000
    cache size : 8192 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 8
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 0
    initial apicid : 0

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 26
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
    stepping : 5
    cpu MHz : 800.000
    cache size : 8192 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 8
    core id : 1
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 2

    August 8, 2013 @ 5:07 am | Reply
    • tj:

      processor : 0
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 45
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
      stepping : 7
      cpu MHz : 1000.500
      cache size : 15360 KB
      physical id : 0
      siblings : 12
      core id : 0
      cpu cores : 6
      apicid : 0
      initial apicid : 0
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 13
      wp : yes
      flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
      bogomips : 4000.00
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:

      processor : 1
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 45
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
      stepping : 7
      cpu MHz : 1000.500
      cache size : 15360 KB
      physical id : 0
      siblings : 12
      core id : 1
      cpu cores : 6
      apicid : 2
      initial apicid : 2
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 13
      wp : yes
      flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
      bogomips : 4000.00
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:

      August 8, 2013 @ 7:28 am | Reply
      • Sam:

        You’ve got a better CPU than mine, must be in different node.

        August 8, 2013 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
      • moto:

        May I ask what your VPS node

        August 9, 2013 @ 11:22 am | Reply
    • MiB:

      The CPU is idle so it lowers the frequency (“stepping” in the /proc/cpuinfo listing) to save power.

      August 8, 2013 @ 9:09 am | Reply
      • Whoa:

        That’s not at all what CPU “stepping” is.

        August 8, 2013 @ 9:40 pm | Reply
        • MiB:

          Sorry, my bad. I assumed it since it perfectly correlated with the current frequency in my case.

          August 9, 2013 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
      • This is what happens with arbitrary limits on ColoCrossing machines. How else do they keep their amp usage under? Not speed step, arbitrary CPU limiting.

        August 11, 2013 @ 5:35 am | Reply
  13. I consider this a very cheap VPS, I’ll buy it!

    August 8, 2013 @ 8:55 am | Reply
    • When accessing it from the Asian network is very fast. I really like!

      August 8, 2013 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
      • Fritz:

        Which location?

        August 8, 2013 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
        • qingxi:

          US West Coast – Arizona!

          August 8, 2013 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  14. serverbear:

    Any server bear benchmarks?

    August 8, 2013 @ 9:25 am | Reply
    • http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/08/10/AlgfM8m7yfg3hvVH – Germany
      Pretty shitty stats to me (especially if compared to US servers benchmarks).

      August 10, 2013 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
      • trexos:

        I wouldn’t call them shitty (btw I got better DD values). But you are right, the german benchmarks aren’t as good as the US ones. But you have to metion that in the US the hardware, colocatione etc. is cheaper. Anyway, I always read that.

        August 10, 2013 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
        • wcypierre:

          Mind telling your dd value? I was thinking of getting one from Germany but if the dd test is low then I’ll pass

          August 10, 2013 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
      • dd test is in the bench (IO tab). Forgot to mention that it was a fresh install.

        August 11, 2013 @ 4:41 pm | Reply
        • trexos:

          My result was around 220MB/s

          August 11, 2013 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
        • @trexos, please post your serverbear here.

          August 11, 2013 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
        • trexos:

          I used dd:

          root@s1:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
          16384+0 records in
          16384+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.41422 s, 198 MB/s

          But I just used the same command on my other Bandwagonhost VPS and I only get 101MB/s :(

          August 11, 2013 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
        • dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
          12.7925 s, 83.9 MB/s
          Yeah, a freaking lottery. Will create a ticket to be moved to a normal node…

          August 11, 2013 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
        • trexos:

          TBH 83MB/s for this price is still ok. can you make a traceroute and say at which node you are?

          August 11, 2013 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
        • Mine is v43.sioru.com
          What’s yours (198mbps one)?
          Mmm… you think 83mbps is ok? Care to switch? :D

          August 11, 2013 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
        • trexos:

          the one with 198: v42.sioru.com the one with 101 v43.sioru.com.

          As I am on the same node I wouldn’t switch. it’s 10$ a year and 89MB/s isn’t bad. I would stay, but it’s up to you :)

          August 11, 2013 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  15. Vince:

    Could someone run this and post the results?

    wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash

    August 8, 2013 @ 12:29 pm | Reply
    • Here you go:
      `CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency : 1134.000 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 512 MB
      Total amount of swap : 512 MB
      System uptime : 3 min,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 17.2MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 24.5MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 55.9MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 9.73MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 9.19MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 8.09MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.81MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 24.8MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 30.1MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 23.7MB/s
      I/O speed : 164 MB/s`

      August 8, 2013 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  16. So where’s this mysterious Daniel, and why isnt he participating in the thread?

    August 8, 2013 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
  17. goovler:

    Just notice: half of Internet detect their IP’s in Arizona and Buffalo as canadian, so no hulu.com, no abc.com and others if you buy their “USA” VPS.

    August 8, 2013 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
    • This means those specific websites are rather slow on updating their geoip databases (assuming they use GeoIP to detect visitor’s location). This was corrected a couple of months ago, but looks like some guys are slower than the other.

      August 8, 2013 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
  18. Wow! Great deal.

    August 8, 2013 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
  19. tkat:

    good memory but few disk

    August 8, 2013 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  20. Jeff:

    This is the same company as vpsblast.
    So the question is why do they need 2 different companies to do the same thing?

    August 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
    • At our VPS Blast service we offer more flexibility (more plans), and better hardware (better CPUs, SSD drives).

      August 8, 2013 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
  21. jarland:

    I like these guys. They’re legit, unique, and evidence points to being hard workers. I’ll buy another :)

    August 8, 2013 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Jarland. Feedback like this helps keep motivation up :)

      August 8, 2013 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
  22. w3icon:

    It’s a very good deal! I’ve got my one just now…

    August 8, 2013 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  23. w3icon:

    just have bought my second one!

    August 8, 2013 @ 8:26 pm | Reply
  24. netadmin:

    @Dan What is your German datacenter? Any change to get IPv6 addresses there?

    August 8, 2013 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
    • It is Core Backbone. Sorry, no ipv6 for now (we are working on it but no firm ETA).

      August 8, 2013 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
      • netadmin:

        Here are some speed test results for the DE location:

        Download speed from CacheFly: 25.0MB/s
        Download speed from Telecoms.bg, Varna, BG: 19.9MB/s
        Download speed from FDCServers, Zlin, CZ: 46.4MB/s
        Download speed from Equinix, Dusseldorf, DE: 11.0MB/s
        Download speed from Hetzner, Nuremberg, DE: 51.4MB/s
        Download speed from Telehouse, Frankfurt, DE: 49.9MB/s
        Download speed from Adamo, Barcelona, ES: 3.51MB/s
        Download speed from OVH, Roubaix, FR: 72.0MB/s
        Download speed from OVH, Strasbourg, FR: 65.3MB/s
        Download speed from Ecatel, Amsterdam, NL: 56.9MB/s
        Download speed from EvoSwitch, Haarlem, NL: 60.4MB/s
        Download speed from SmartDC, Rotterdam, NL: 91.1MB/s
        Download speed from Voxility, Bucharest, RO: 1.92MB/s
        Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 46.5MB/s
        Download speed from Rapidswitch, Maidenhead, UK: 38.5MB/s
        Download speed from Redstation, Hampshire, UK: 57.4MB/s

        Definitely a Gbps interface.

        August 8, 2013 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
        • trexos:

          Which script did you use? Looks nice.

          August 8, 2013 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
  25. BluBoy:

    Can you sell HDD upgrades?
    I’ve noticed that the ‘LEB’ code works of the other plans, but it’s not the same sort of value. EG
    VPS10G is double the price ($20pa) and comes with:
    – More HDD (10 vs 5)
    – Same RAM (512 vs 512)
    – Lower vSwap (256 vs 512)
    – Lower Bandwidth (200 vs 500)
    – Same CPU (1 vs 1)

    August 8, 2013 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
    • This is all we can offer for now… We do not sell upgrades as this is not something we could automate (yet).

      August 9, 2013 @ 12:36 am | Reply
      • Automatic upgrade? If I need more disk space, how do I operate?

        August 9, 2013 @ 2:18 am | Reply
  26. HalleyYu:

    I was a customer of Bandwagon before they throttled my cpu.
    They said I abused they resource.
    That was interesting !!!
    I have purchased 4 VPSs from different providers so far, and Bandwagon is the only one who thinks I am abusing.

    I think I will never come back to them even though their price is low.

    August 9, 2013 @ 2:07 am | Reply
    • Is it true? Please send relevant information, so that we know what constitutes abuse of CPU!

      August 9, 2013 @ 2:22 am | Reply
      • HalleyYu:

        the spec was :
        128MB/5GB Disk/9.99$ yearly
        and they provided 30 days money back

        I ran centos+tiger vnc+xfce+wine+one or two windows gui application
        cpu usage may reach about 15% sometimes, but not all the time

        the vps ran quite ok at the beginning, but finally I requested my money back within the month as I realized that the vps ran slower and slower.
        They gave my money back and said they have no choice but to throttle my cpu to prevent cpu abuse.

        August 9, 2013 @ 3:47 am | Reply
        • jarland:

          I’d be very interested in seeing how you could pull off windows applications under wine on a vps that advertises a single shared core in a way that didn’t qualify as abuse. Licensing cost isn’t the only reason you see few budget windows hosts. People who demand windows at low cost or refuse Linux solutions are notorious for beating shared resources to death.

          August 9, 2013 @ 4:25 am | Reply
        • I think @Abdullah has been made ​​to explain for you!

          August 9, 2013 @ 5:03 am | Reply
        • Sam:

          really interesting how could you do this in a 128M VPS! impressive!

          August 9, 2013 @ 10:15 am | Reply
    • Excellent. Good reason to stay with them, as I know abusers will be kicked out.

      August 9, 2013 @ 3:36 am | Reply
      • HalleyYu:

        it depends on how to define abuse

        August 9, 2013 @ 3:49 am | Reply
        • It is exactly what you defined above – running “centos+tiger vnc+xfce+wine+one or two windows gui application” on a $9.99 per year VPS. That is a perfect definition of abuse.

          August 9, 2013 @ 4:21 am | Reply
      • I agree with @Abdullah explanation!

        August 9, 2013 @ 5:01 am | Reply
        • dhc:

          @Abdullah Cant agree more…

          August 9, 2013 @ 10:34 am | Reply
        • I would like to repeat my reply is indeed, but how do you not agree more ddf it?

          August 10, 2013 @ 2:55 am | Reply
  27. RP:

    Grabbed an Arizona VPS and am quite surprised. Good performance, I/O, and network speeds.

    August 9, 2013 @ 5:13 am | Reply
  28. Anonymous Coward:

    Be warned that when you register for an account, they send you your password in plain text.

    August 9, 2013 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
    • Bernd:

      Like most providers do. That’s why I use something like “initial” as initial password and change it right at first login.

      August 9, 2013 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  29. Bogdacutu:

    How long does this offer last?

    August 9, 2013 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
    • This will last till August 18, however, looks like we may hit out of stock much earlier than that. We have plenty of new servers @ our Arizona colo, however, New York and Germany are almost sold out. We will try our best to deploy more servers during the weekend, but no guarantees.

      August 9, 2013 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
      • Rock:

        How do I know which node I’m on?
        Where in Kiwi indicate the node name?

        August 10, 2013 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
        • You can do a traceroute . You will see the name of the node right before your VPS.

          August 10, 2013 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
        • Rock:

          v32.sioru.com, does that mean I’m on node v32?

          August 10, 2013 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
        • Correct, that would be node v32.

          August 10, 2013 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  30. nice server ^_^ nice offer also

    August 10, 2013 @ 2:02 am | Reply
  31. Kevin Rice:

    Ugh. I just realized after I placed the order that the spec on their site listed 3G as opposed to 5G as mentioned above. WTF is up. Why do the bait-n-switch?

    August 10, 2013 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
    • Kevin Rice:

      Moderator, please remove the above comment. I just validated the spec on the box. I guess I was just a bit confused.

      August 10, 2013 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
    • We did not change anything on our website… The plan listed here is LEB exclusive.

      August 10, 2013 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
  32. st:

    The DC in Germany seems to be in Nürnberg btw.

    August 10, 2013 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
    • trexos:

      Yeah @Core Backbone :)

      August 10, 2013 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
  33. Chris:

    Why no IRC? I would just be using it for WeeChat on freenode, Undernet, and Wikimedia IRC… No botnets or DCCing or anything like that.

    August 10, 2013 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  34. MT:

    Hi dan,
    I already I have a vps in bandwagonhost
    I can access this offer?

    August 10, 2013 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
  35. Igor:

    Why I can not get more than one additional IP address?
    If VPS take for 1 year, but additional IP address only for a month

    August 10, 2013 @ 10:59 pm | Reply
    • You can place more orders for additional IPs once your VPS is provisioned, no problem here at all.
      Shoot us a ticket if you want to change billing cycle.

      August 10, 2013 @ 11:07 pm | Reply
  36. Mohammed:

    I’d like to know which data center do you use for the Phoenix location? PhoenixNAP?

    August 11, 2013 @ 4:07 am | Reply
  37. Fritz:

    Is 74.121.150.3 located in San Mateo? How can I get that IP range @Dan?

    August 11, 2013 @ 6:52 am | Reply
    • 74.121.150.3 is located in Buffalo NY, so you would have to order a NY VPS. We have already submitted a correction request to Maxmind, they usually update their database on Tuesdays.

      August 11, 2013 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  38. Jess:

    I signed up for Bandwagon today and, so far, the experience has been ideal. The VPS was set up immediately, the e-mails I was sent were helpful, the price is dirt cheap. The server appears to be responsive and comes with Apache and OpenSSH enabled. Server defaults to CentOS 6 (industry standard) but there are lots of other server types, like Debian and Ubuntu from which to choose. I found I had 6GB of disk space (minus about 300MB for the OS). Really happy with what I have seen so far.

    August 12, 2013 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  39. How do I choose the server in Germany?

    I only Arizona and New York !

    August 12, 2013 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  40. Since EU is not currently available can I have it migrated later?

    August 12, 2013 @ 11:42 am | Reply
  41. Guys,

    We have no more room at our German location, we had much more sales than we expected (which is a good thing, in a way). We will be adding more nodes, however, right now I don’t have an ETA for you.

    It is possible to migrate later, however, right now it will involve a full data loss on your VPS. In the future we will make it possible to switch location from the control panel without data loss.

    August 12, 2013 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
    • mrc:

      looks pretty nice, so let’s sum up:

      – if the VPS’ of orders now placed can be migrated to another location later, that’s fine.

      – if i want additional IPs as soon as the VPS is migrated which also should be paid annually, according to an earlier post here that has to be done via ticket, but according to your faq only 1 ip is allowed: http://bandwagonhost.com/knowledgebase/7/Can-I-order-additional-IP-addresses.html

      so i have to ask, can both of this be guaranteed?

      two more questions:

      – is there a max amount of VPS per customer?

      – is there some kind of rescue console available if configuration is somehow screwed up?

      August 13, 2013 @ 11:04 am | Reply
      • Sorry, that was outdated information, we have fixed that. Thanks for the heads up.
        You can order as many as you like :)
        Yes, there’s web shell available, plus support tickets work for that kind of stuff too.

        August 14, 2013 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
  42. Bob:

    Here’s another one interested in your German location. I’m just late. :\

    August 12, 2013 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
    • mrc:

      +1 :-)

      or (if satisfied) +3 :-)))

      August 13, 2013 @ 10:44 am | Reply
      • Dave:

        +2 for Germany when available.

        August 13, 2013 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  43. I can see the Arizona Location Bandwidth Carrier is Hurricane Electric and Buffalo Location is co-located with Server Mania (B2 Net Solution) via Colocrossing ! Is it ??

    August 13, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • MiB:

      Yes, Buffalo/NY is ColoCrossing and Phoenix/AZ is HE. You can check it via traceroute to test IPs.

      August 14, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  44. Wysepka:

    No germany location on the site :(((

    August 13, 2013 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
    • khafi:

      same here.. hope their will be re-stock in short time

      August 14, 2013 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  45. I’ve bought three, I feel pretty good.

    August 14, 2013 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  46. Mike:

    I tried many LEB’s before but nothing have been as good as this one. Incredible service for incredible price.

    August 14, 2013 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
  47. +1 for the Germany location.

    August 15, 2013 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
  48. Really nice offer… :)

    August 15, 2013 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  49. Guitar:

    Are you planning to add anymore payment methods?

    August 15, 2013 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
    • Sorry, this is not something we are looking into currently.

      August 15, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
  50. Folks,

    I feel kind of odd saying this, but we are currently out of stock at ALL our locations. Couple of days ago we have packed our EU location, and it was looking like NY will be next. Well, yesterday we have sold out all our NY VPS’. Interestingly enough, this caused an explosion of orders for our AZ location, where we had lots of space…. So we have only lasted for several hours there too.

    We just did not expect this promo to have such an effect. I guess we will re-consider how we do things for our next promo. Stay tuned! :)

    August 15, 2013 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
  51. One more for the Germany location when they are back in stock.

    August 16, 2013 @ 12:21 am | Reply
  52. I want a refund, your germany IP shows up as Canadian.
    Process my refund please!

    August 16, 2013 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  53. ketupat:

    no restock?

    August 16, 2013 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
  54. adam d:

    They claimed they ran out of space, will take 2-3 for new server, however they said the LEB offer is “essentially over”. Guess that means no restock.

    August 16, 2013 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
  55. TheDOC:

    I ordered one of each Location one month ago. Pretty rock stable since then. Awesome for this los price. Also support answered pretty quick today for a question I had.

    August 20, 2013 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  56. simlev:

    Does not seem Germany datacenter option is available anymore.

    September 3, 2013 @ 9:31 am | Reply
  57. JayAre:

    I’ve had my VPS for a month. Everything went down a few hours after I signed up, which was a rather ominous sign, but I must say that since then everything has been very good. Total uptime is 99.94% since I signed up and 100% in the past 30 days. I haven’t really stress-tested it, but the performance seems pretty decent. I’m very satisfied so far.

    September 14, 2013 @ 8:21 am | Reply
  58. ITDesigns:

    Had it for 3 months now and I gotta say, this was the most wonderful experience! When the hype was over, performance and stability was very good. Kiwi is a bliss, I gotta say! They have recently upgraded it, and now it’s all-you-ever-wanted kind of thing.
    On top of that – you just CAN’T BEAT this price in EU! You just can’t…
    What was purchased just out of curiosity – ended up a magnificent find!
    Thank you BandWagon Host! :)
    P.S. What is the best “watchdog” type of app to use with this host on my android? Would be great to have it not only ping the server, but be able to monitor resources, reboot/shutdown, send a command to ssh.

    November 14, 2013 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
  59. I must say that this is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. The IO is superb, support is good and most of all there’s no downtime for a single time in last couple of months. Something so nice at this price range is just unbelievable!

    Thank you guys!

    December 8, 2013 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  60. Ken:

    This has got to be my favorite host. I’ve paid them less than I did BlueVM, yet their service, reliability and responsiveness is 10 times better.

    Easily worth 10 times the cost here. Never had any downtime yet.

    December 10, 2013 @ 7:44 am | Reply
  61. Pats:

    will it be back in Stock??

    December 17, 2013 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  62. Sinan:

    this company rogue. my vps closed.

    December 22, 2013 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
  63. Anyone experiencing “Due to high CPU usage, server’s CPU clock is currently being limited.” on mostly idling servers? I do now. No explanation, or, rather, total ignore from the tech support. “Limited CPU” VPS is totally unresponsive, btw. 100% idling CPU – and webmin home page opens in 30+ secs.

    This message in Kiwi (below the on I mentioned) could explain this behavior, though:
    “If your application requires more CPU time, we suggest upgrading to a better plan. Please contact helpdesk for instructions on how to upgrade your server.
    Upgrades are performed seamlessly without data loss and without downtime.”

    January 14, 2014 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
    • I got the answer to my prayers and the limitation was lifted in about 4 hours. Tech support apologized and informed me that it could be some kind of OpenVZ kernel bug. Be vigilant, guys :)

      January 15, 2014 @ 1:22 am | Reply
  64. huluwa:

    I hope they can replenish inventory in a short period of time, I wanted to buy a $9.99

    May 15, 2014 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  65. kokkez:

    They helped me a lot in debugging a misconfigured (my fault) email server.
    =]

    May 23, 2014 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
  66. Andy:

    Does it support TUN/TAP. VPN is allowed, right?

    June 21, 2014 @ 2:37 am | Reply
    • DomainBop:

      They allow VPN and their Kiwi control panel has an OpenVPN server installer.

      June 21, 2014 @ 6:25 am | Reply

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