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BandwagonHost - $1.99/Month 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Phoenix

Daniel, from BandwagonHost, has sent in his first ever offer for the LowEndBox community.

Basic VPS 5G

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

Although BandwagonHost is a fairly new service, Daniel has informed us that they were previously known as “eomy.net”. Since then they have been in business for 9 years and are a registered Canadian corporation. They have developed their own VPS control panel (KiwiVM) and all VPS node management software is also developed in-house. Their servers have the Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz, 48 GB ECC RAM and 4x ST3600057SS hard drives in RAID-10. If you sign up, please do let us know how the server performs!

BandwagonHost accepts payments only via PayPal for now. They provide a full 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee. Unfortunately they do not currently have a website, just the ordering system. Their TOS states that spamming, hacking, malware, IRC, open proxies, adult content is not allowed however VPN or proxy is fine as long as they are password protected.

Network Information:

Servers are with IT7 Networks Inc in Phoenix, Arizona.

Test IPv4:
Test Files: 100MB | 500MB | 100MB


  1. Damian:

    Was going to sign up, but they don’t even seem to have a website. Or SSL on their cart. Too bad.

    April 16, 2013 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
    • Damian:

      Was more interested in their 1gb product too, but the coupon code doesn’t seem to work for that one.

      April 16, 2013 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
      • This has been fixed – thanks for the heads up.

        April 16, 2013 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
  2. Mon5t3r:

    Remind me about this one

    April 16, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  3. I always interested with their KiwiVM panel :)
    And also this is another brand of VPSBlast?

    April 16, 2013 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
    • Dan:

      VPS Blast is our brand too. IT7 Networks Inc is the company behind these brands. In the past we were concentrated solely on the Eastern European market. VPS Blast and Bandwagon Host projects are rather new, however, we’ve been doing this since 2004, so we have quite a bit of experience.

      KiwiVM is indeed the control panel we use, it was developed by us from scratch back when SolusVM did not exist yet :)

      April 16, 2013 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
  4. jarland:

    No website. Never heard of them or eomy.net. Drew me in with custom panel. I like seeing other people’s work. Count me in.

    April 16, 2013 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
    • jarland:

      PayPal said it was IT7 networks. I assume that is who is behind the operation rather than who hosts the servers, as I personally thought was implied in the post. No worries, just a note for anyone reading.

      April 16, 2013 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
    • jarland:

      Not bad at all. Here’s some goodies.

      Control panel: http://imgur.com/4cxweka

      root@default:~# sh bench.sh
      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency : 600.000 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 512 MB
      Total amount of swap : 512 MB
      System uptime : 1 min,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 23.9MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 14.4MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 56.3MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP:
      Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 9.17MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 8.85MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.62MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 898KB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 28.9MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 22.6MB/s
      I/O speed : 303 MB/s

      April 16, 2013 @ 3:24 pm | Reply
      • Panel looks OK – nothing fancy, but I like something that just gives you the options you need without getting in your way, as this panel seems to do.

        April 16, 2013 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
        • user123:

          It is beautiful for that very reason

          April 17, 2013 @ 2:55 am | Reply
    • I hope they don’t have to reference that KB article too much.

      April 16, 2013 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  5. No SSL on your order form or your ‘secure’ client login? Come on…

    April 16, 2013 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
    • Dan:

      Very few people actually care about it. We did all kinds of experiments on our websites throughout the years, and SSL is one of those things that does not actually impact the number of new orders received.

      What seems to (negatively) impact new orders is an expired SSL certificate :-)

      April 16, 2013 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
      • You are trying to justify not having an SSL on the basis of usability? And you have trouble keeping an SSL certificate up to date? (an annual task)

        April 16, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
        • Thank you for educating me about SSL… There are many things that make webhosting provider a successful one, and having an SSL certificate is not very high on that list. That is what I am trying to say.

          April 16, 2013 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
        • What does it matter whether they have SSL or not, as long as you’re actually paying through Paypal, and the latter are the only people privy to your financial details? If they were directly asking for credit card information, I might be worried.

          April 16, 2013 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
        • jarland:

          Here’s why it matters: Login encryption. I can’t login to your website on public wifi unless I’m stupid, which you can be sure most people are. By logging into WHMCS, I can log into my VPS control panel and from there I have no limitations as to what I can do to my VPS.

          April 16, 2013 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
        • That’s true. I’ve never used the vps control options from whcms and had forgotten about them.

          April 17, 2013 @ 1:38 am | Reply
      • Charlie:

        This has gotten to be the most stupid and narrow-minded reply from someone who supposedly has been in business for 9 years.

        I lol’d

        April 16, 2013 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
        • This may look stupid to you, but we prefer to concentrate on what is actually important. SSL does not help to stay in business. SSL does not help delivering good service. SSL does not help keep servers running with minimal downtime.

          If you feel better using a web host with an SSL cert I have no problem with that at all. It does not make my reply stupid though.

          April 16, 2013 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
        • Charlie:

          So, delivering the services to the end user in a safe and secure manner is not important to you? I think you are underestimating your customers and assuming they are idiots. If encryption does not help your servers running with minimal downtime, perhaps you should replace SSH with Telnet ;)

          April 16, 2013 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
        • Dan, a Positive SSL can be bought for $3/year.

          April 17, 2013 @ 1:40 am | Reply
          • Albert:

            Where can I buy a SSL cert for $3/year?

            Thank you very much, really!

            April 17, 2013 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
      • Please tell me you’re not being serious.

        If you believe the only reason to set up SSL is to “increase sales”, rather than something as basic and vital as keeping your customers safe… you do not deserve to be in business.

        April 16, 2013 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
        • Where exactly have I said you need SSL to increase sales?

          April 16, 2013 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
        • jarland:

          Why is your only concern increasing sales? None for client safety? You don’t care if our passwords pass in plain text from point to point? Sales is the only potential concern? Can’t waste $15/year caring about your clients? Maybe I’ll ask for that refund on principle.

          April 16, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
        • Well, you could for example start reading this bit.

          April 16, 2013 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
    • I have removed the word ‘secure’ from the link (it was a default WHMCS wording).

      April 16, 2013 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
      • wired420:

        No SSL. Makes me want to buy a server on the network just to man in the middle paypals/credit cards. Anyone entering payment information into a host with no SSL is an idiot. If even one server that takes payments is located in the USA this is also illegal.

        April 16, 2013 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
        • Payments are processed by Paypal over SSL, of course. What you are describing is impossible on our network.

          April 16, 2013 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
        • perennate:

          Payments… but you’d still be able to login to WHMCS… and if your server control panel logins are also not encrypted then login to that too -> get root access to server.

          April 16, 2013 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
  6. http://www.eomy.net since 2004 in Russia?

    April 16, 2013 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  7. just look it

    April 16, 2013 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  8. Test in San jose Godaddy host

    -bash-3.2$ wget
    –2013-04-16 09:01:40–
    Connecting to… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 26.4M/s in 3.8s

    2013-04-16 09:01:46 (26.4 MB/s) – `100mb.bin’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    -bash-3.2$ wget
    –2013-04-16 09:02:01–
    Connecting to… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 1048576000 (1000M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `1000mb.bin’

    100%[====================================>] 1,048,576,000 25.6M/s in 37s

    2013-04-16 09:02:45 (26.7 MB/s) – `1000mb.bin’ saved [1048576000/1048576000]

    April 16, 2013 @ 4:03 pm | Reply
  9. Mike G:

    I assume TUN/TAP ready since they said they allow VPN?

    April 16, 2013 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
    • Yes, all VPS come with tun/tap already activated.

      April 16, 2013 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
  10. Lucas:

    Wow WHT promo with -50% off yearly payment still valid. Think is cheapest 512/1024 yearly for now on the market ;)

    April 16, 2013 @ 4:41 pm | Reply
  11. Dan Dan:

    What’s the bet they’ll go bust soon.

    April 16, 2013 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  12. Diego Quintana:

    Hello, please can you tell me if I can use this service to host a virtual PBX?
    How can I check the latency?

    April 16, 2013 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
    • We have customers running asterisk, however, I am not aware of the details. Feel free to try us; we have 30-day money back policy.

      April 16, 2013 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
  13. How can y’all stay in business charging $10/year for a VPS like this?

    Also, would it be possible to buy two of these and merge the resources?

    Yes, even if I worry about how cheap it is, I still want it.

    April 16, 2013 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Couple more questions: Looking at the ASN for IT7 networks (AS25820), it seems the IPs are geolocated to Canada. Wha..? Also, no IPv6 prefixes, any chance of seeing some of those any time?

      April 16, 2013 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
      • I am not sure why it shows Canada. We have submitted a correction request to Maxmind several days ago, so we will have to wait for it to be fixed.

        We are working on ipv6, but for now I have no firm ETA.

        April 16, 2013 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
        • goovler:

          On MaxMind.com GeoIP-demo already detect as USA, but the “Note: These results are generated using our pre-release GeoIP2 database and may differ slightly from the results provided by our current databases and web services.”

          April 17, 2013 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
      • Sorry, merging two VPS is not something we can do at the moment. But you can always upgrade to a better package (the promotion code will stick).

        April 16, 2013 @ 7:19 pm | Reply
  14. I can certainly agree with jarland’s point on SSL when you are logging in from public places. It is actually possible to log into KiwiVM panel via SSL (although the cert is a self-signed one). Use this link: and click “Use secure connection”.

    In the meantime, I will be installing a certificate.

    April 16, 2013 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  15. Before has bought, not bad.

    April 16, 2013 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
  16. SSL has been installed. Since there was an IP address change, it may take up to 4 hours for this to start working for everyone (old IP is proxied, but SSL connections are not). We will “force” SSL for all visitors later today.

    April 16, 2013 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
    • You’ll want to change in the page source to , so that the stylesheets work properly for HTTPS-using visitors.

      April 16, 2013 @ 10:39 pm | Reply
      • Could you please give me some more details on this? I have tested the website in 4 different browsers but I do not see any issues at all. Thanks

        April 17, 2013 @ 5:48 am | Reply
  17. pub crawler:

    Looks like a great price.

    Appears to be a single homed HE-only network.

    April 17, 2013 @ 1:00 am | Reply
    • It is single-homed indeed, however, we are working on adding PNAP blend.

      April 17, 2013 @ 5:49 am | Reply
  18. Spencer:

    I have a few issues with this:
    *Owner doesnt think SSL are important, only implemented them because of all the complaining in here
    *Said he contacted maxmind about why HIS ips for HIS VPS are gelocated to canada. IDK maybe because that is what the WHOIS info says – http://bgp.he.net/AS25820#_whois
    *Was running their website on a cpanel node with a shared IP, wasnt even dedicated until they needed the SSL
    *Removed the word secure from their WHMCS because you know without the SSL it isnt secure

    Keep you the good work!

    April 17, 2013 @ 3:19 am | Reply

      Eh, quit whining. I’m sure every provider here has some dirt on them, especially during the starting period. Give them a chance..

      April 17, 2013 @ 5:54 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      Addressing your points:

      1) Not because of complaining, but because jarland mentioned a valid point about logging in from a public place.
      2) Whois has little to do with GeoIP location, but I can understand why Maxmind would default it to the whois data – the IP subnet we are currently using is rather fresh.
      3) Why exactly having a shared IP for main website is a bad thing?
      4) What would be a better way to address that?


      April 17, 2013 @ 5:55 am | Reply
  19. Sonic:

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency : 600.000 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 512 MB
    Total amount of swap : 512 MB
    System uptime : 3 min,
    Download speed : (24.9MB/s)
    I/O speed : 93.6MB/s

    April 17, 2013 @ 4:27 am | Reply
  20. pub crawler:

    What’s up with the CPU power saving? 600Mhz Vrroooom.

    April 17, 2013 @ 4:30 am | Reply
    • OpenVZ kernel does not show you the speed of the actual core “assigned” to your VPS (basically because there is no firm relationship between a VPS and specific cores). What you are seeing is the speed of “one of the cores”. Try running a benchmark and you will see that the full CPU speed is available when needed.

      April 17, 2013 @ 5:59 am | Reply
  21. TUN/TAP are allowed?

    April 17, 2013 @ 4:56 am | Reply
    • Of course allowed. ” however VPN or proxy is fine as long as they are password protected.

      April 17, 2013 @ 11:14 am | Reply
  22. Working great no problems with them :)
    Very cheap & good service

    April 17, 2013 @ 11:57 am | Reply
  23. rastoma:

    I ordered their $10/yr ($9.99) VPS deal. Setup was instant. Network speed is very impressive. I didn’t do actual speed tests in order to record the numbers, just dl’d some rpms and dl speeds was was impressed. I ended up cancelling soon afterwards, not because of anything necessarily bad, but it ended up not fitting my particular need that I had. Got a reply from Dan shortly after submitting the cancellation ticket and got a refund. So I give this provider a big thumbs up and would not hesitate to buy services from again with on of their bigger/beefier plans.

    April 17, 2013 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  24. ducker:

    Jarland you really need to fk off.

    Stop misinterpreting someone else’s words. It the cheapest form of discussion.

    April 17, 2013 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
    • jarland:

      No. If you want to talk to me, address me like an adult. There were 0 misinterpretations.

      April 17, 2013 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  25. Tom:

    I might be a 70th person to post a comment here, but I’m just gona kill you all.

    “Self developed control panel”. Out of my intested I got to the source code of that panel and I find this:



    function getCookie( name ) { var start = document.cookie.indexOf( name + “=” ); var len = start + name.length + 1; if ( ( !start ) && ( name != document.cookie.substring( 0, name.length ) ) ) { return null; } if ( start == -1 ) return null; var end = document.cookie.indexOf( ‘;’, len ); if ( end == -1 ) end = document.cookie.length; return unescape( document.cookie.substring( len, end ) ); } function setCookie( name, value, expires, path, domain, secure ) { var today = new Date(); today.setTime( today.getTime() ); if ( expires ) { expires = expires * 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24; } var expires_date = new Date( today.getTime() + (expires) ); document.cookie = name+’=’+escape( value ) + ( ( expires ) ? ‘;expires=’+expires_date.toGMTString() : ” ) + //expires.toGMTString() ( ( path ) ? ‘;path=’ + path : ” ) + ( ( domain ) ? ‘;domain=’ + domain : ” ) + ( ( secure ) ? ‘;secure’ : ” ); } function deleteCookie( name, path, domain ) { if ( getCookie( name ) ) document.cookie = name + ‘=’ + ( ( path ) ? ‘;path=’ + path : ”) + ( ( domain ) ? ‘;domain=’ + domain : ” ) + ‘;expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:01 GMT’; } var r=Math.floor(Math.random()*100000); var c = getCookie(‘sweb_bans’); document.write(”

    Most likely a) dump of a russian hosters CP, b) some poorly coded open source panel he managed to find on the web.

    Let’s place bet’s, gona give him this week and the next week, after that the bags will be packed.

    April 17, 2013 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Parser killed my commented -.- link to russian hoster just in the source src=”http://sweb.ru/cgi-bin/groupref.cgi?id=3&pin=8796

      April 17, 2013 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
    • peppr:

      rather than spamming, explain what is your copy paste crap about. Their CP doesnt have the code you have pasted. Seems someone is getting impatient with the response these guys are getting.

      I signed up for a box and i will say awesome for the price and their kiwivm does the job for what i have tried so far


      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency : 1000.500 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 512 MB
      Total amount of swap : 512 MB
      System uptime : 4 min,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 21.6MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 25.4MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 39.7MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 11.4MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 9.12MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 7.34MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.78MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 24.6MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 29.5MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 22.3MB/s
      I/O speed : 118 MB/s

      April 17, 2013 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        Of course id doesn’t, because he ran and cleaned it up with a smile.

        I don’t care if you buy and get scammed or not, actually I don’t. I’m just posting this for people who read and for the laughs of another hello kitty host that we got for today.

        And since this is internet, I’m not a fool to not know how to make a screenshot because kiddy will clean up the trace, sadly, he didn’t even do it properly.


        April 18, 2013 @ 8:58 am | Reply
        • jarland:

          I can confirm that the code was there and I also saved a copy for fun. I don’t much care, but it was definitely there.

          April 18, 2013 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
        • So what was wrong with that code exactly?

          April 18, 2013 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
        • As that link created so much butthurt of course I removed it. Not sure why you think it is so important, especially if it was commented out. You would probably have exploded if that link was active, right? Beware – lowendbox.com also shows banners and they are active (not commented out!). OMG SCAM!!!11

          Sorry, can’t stop enjoying this. Just wondering how far can this nonsense go.

          On a serious note, we were displaying their banner back in 2009, but then commented it out when the agreement was over. Now I have removed it because you created a whole scam story out of a commented out banner… Congratulations, you have achieved something in your life.

          April 18, 2013 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
        • Wait, I have just realized that you actually have a VPS with us (no conspiracy – it is in the screenshot). Why exactly are you not asking for a refund? I do not understand the logic.

          April 18, 2013 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
        • peppr:

          So @Dan, Welcome to the strange LowEndWorld. Funny thing he forgot to hide his server IP.

          April 18, 2013 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
        • @peppr: LEB is an interesting place indeed, and I like it! :)

          April 18, 2013 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
        • peppr:

          @Dan Hop in to LowEndtalk.com and look for surprises everyday !!!

          April 18, 2013 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
        • jarland:

          Dan, I believe his accusation was that the code was stolen and you just commented out their code. Although this particular code does not necessarily imply it, in my opinion. I saved a copy after the accusation, in case it actually did mean something, as LowEndBox has always been known to attract liars and scammers. But… nothing negative actually there from my point of view.

          April 19, 2013 @ 12:15 am | Reply
        • Tom:

          I have a lot of VPS with LEB hosts and I had a ton of them with scammers as well. Raskazi mne istoriju kak ti ziviosh v ca gde ti pisal etu samapisnuju panel, i kak vnejo ti psheshskij jazik daze umudrilsia zasunut, nx bi ti eto delal?

          April 19, 2013 @ 8:50 am | Reply
        • Tom, why are you buying service from scammers, what is the point?

          April 20, 2013 @ 6:29 am | Reply
  26. It’s over value,hope the perforemance will be good forever.
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k oflag=dsync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.4193 s, 128 MB/s

    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, 12.8345 s, 83.7 MB/s

    unixbench score: 817

    the network seems not so well,about 10~14MB/s

    April 18, 2013 @ 8:43 am | Reply
  27. Good job!Instant setup!

    April 20, 2013 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
  28. I want to purchase but keep google checkout as payment option.. thanks. pls notify me when payment option is updated .

    April 21, 2013 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
  29. Took the 10$/year option…

    Works well for the price… I like it

    April 24, 2013 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
  30. oki:

    hello Dan, this IRC allowed on your servers?

    April 8, 2014 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
  31. admin23:

    Bandwagonhost.com – big liars. Although I paid a year in advance, they did not let me to work. Constantly the server was shut down, supposedly he is spamming. Although the server was switched off. They mosheniki.

    November 8, 2015 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  32. Straykat:

    Ive been with these guys for a couple of years now and have had excellent response for tickets and uptime. It’s been running my iRedMail like a champ. I have nothing but praise for Bandwagonhost.

    November 13, 2015 @ 6:42 am | Reply
  33. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you
    know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

    September 2, 2016 @ 6:46 am | Reply
  34. I used eomy many years – without problems

    March 3, 2019 @ 4:24 am | Reply

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