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BitAccel - $9/year Storage OpenVZ 128MB RAM / 30GB HD / Unmetered - in Dallas

Corey from BitAccel has some OpenVZ storage plans to offer at a pretty decent price. BitAccel is hosted out of Carrier-1 in Dallas and it’s owner, Corey, has been a part of LEB/LET for quite some time. Here we go:

The Offers:

Storage 1
Shared CPU
128MB RAM Guaranteed
30GB HDD Raid5
Unlimited Bandwidth
1x IPV4

Storage 2
Shared CPU
256MB RAM Guaranteed
100GB HDD Raid5
Unlimited Bandwidth
1x IPV4

Storage 3
Shared CPU
512MB RAM Guaranteed
500GB HDD Raid5
Unlimited Bandwidth
1x IPV4

The Network:

Carrier-1, Dallas TX
Test IP:
Test File:



  1. No link to TOS/AUP? Are we becoming slack or something?

    February 13, 2016 @ 5:40 am | Reply
    • Jarland Donnell:

      I’ve never done that. Can you not find it yourself?

      Also please note that from this point forward any comment you make using a *@lowendbox.com email address in the email field will be denied. I’ve been denying them for a while now, you just keep on. Stop :)

      February 13, 2016 @ 5:45 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Hey just check our sitewide footer. Tos is linked there on every page.

      February 13, 2016 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  2. Dillion:

    Can you please mark as yearly? It’s not mentioned anywhere until you click and I find that rather misleading, because ONLY /mo is in the offer text. Was interested in Storage 2 until it required a year commit, and I never like to go yearly.

    February 13, 2016 @ 6:18 am | Reply
  3. Corey Manshack:

    Hi Dillon I’m sorry about that issue. With our processor fees storage 1 and storage 2 are both yearly. It’s only ~20 bucks for the storage 2 for an entire year, do you think we should do it differently?

    February 13, 2016 @ 6:41 am | Reply
  4. Fresita:

    You can host a TeamSpeak 3 here?

    February 13, 2016 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  5. Richard Morris:

    teamspeak can be installed in this vps?

    February 13, 2016 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
  6. Tomee:

    Hi Corey,
    CentOS 7 possible? OpenVPN enabled?
    I’m looking forward to your answer!
    Best Regards

    February 13, 2016 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Centos 7 is possible. Openvpn is also possible, but keep in mind these are storage servers. If you want to use these for non storage related tasks I would urge you to purchase a kvm or openvz vps product.

      February 13, 2016 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
  7. mov3:

    100M or 1G port?

    February 13, 2016 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      This is a gigabit port

      February 14, 2016 @ 1:39 am | Reply
  8. D3vil:

    Tor relay is allowed?

    February 13, 2016 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Definitely not, this is a storage server not an application server.

      February 13, 2016 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
      • Fox2k7:

        Damn.. storage server?.. Must have missed reading that.. where can I get a refund?

        February 13, 2016 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
        • Corey Manshack:

          Just open a ticket in our billing system and we’ll get you taken care of.

          February 13, 2016 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  9. Pepe liwincher:

    It can be used in VPS $ 9 teamspeak server?

    February 13, 2016 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
  10. Giacomo:

    Stay away! They said Unlimited Bandwidth but it’s not, for the 9$/y version it’s just 1TB, I mean it’s not ok for me but for someone else might be.
    I hope that I will get refund, thanks

    February 13, 2016 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      This is not true, that 1TB limit is a soft cap. Nothing is suspended when you reach 1TB, it’s simply for administration purposes. Why would you even come here and say it’s not unlimited and to stay away if you haven’t tried to utilize the bandwidth?

      February 13, 2016 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
      • Giacomo:

        Ok you’re right, I’m sorry! I’m gonna try this, but anyway do you offer refund? Is it possible to use it as a VPN/proxy? Thanks and sorry for what I said

        February 13, 2016 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
  11. Jim Snow:

    Short Bench of the VPS i Got..

    System Info
    Processor       : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G1830 @ 2.80GHz
    CPU Cores       : 2
    Frequency       : 2799.100 MHz
    Memory          : 128 MB
    Swap            : 0 MB
    Uptime          : 45 min,
    Speedtest (IPv4 only)
    Your public IPv4 is 104.255.*.*
    Location                Provider        Speed
    CDN                     Cachefly        111MB/s
    Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          31.4MB/s
    Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       97.7MB/s
    Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       48.6MB/s
    San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       49.8MB/s
    Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       44.1MB/s
    Tokyo, Japan            Linode          10.5MB/s
    Singapore               Softlayer       9.60MB/s
    Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         9.23MB/s
    Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        81.8MB/s
    Disk Speed
    I/O (1st run)   : 1.4 GB/s
    I/O (2nd run)   : 1.4 GB/s
    I/O (3rd run)   : 1.3 GB/s
    Average I/O     : 1.36667 MB/s

    Pretty Dencent =)

    February 13, 2016 @ 7:14 pm | Reply
  12. Lee:

    you can install teamspeak 3 in this VPN?
    You can host a TeamSpeak 3 here?
    teamspeak can be installed in this vps?
    Tor relay is allowed?
    It can be used in VPS $ 9 teamspeak server?

    Really? Fekkin idiots.

    February 14, 2016 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  13. i buy the vps , but when i login the cpanel ,find that return me Unlimited Bandwidth is 1TB , i don’t know why?

    February 15, 2016 @ 4:47 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      We already replied to your ticket regarding this and the guy above had the same question. This is a soft limit, nothing actually happens when you reach 1TB it is just for administration purposes.

      February 15, 2016 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  14. when i login the cpanel ,i find it return me Unlimited Bandwidth is 1TB , i don’t know why

    February 15, 2016 @ 4:53 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      We already replied to your ticket regarding this and the guy above had the same question. This is a soft limit, nothing actually happens when you reach 1TB it is just for administration purposes.

      February 15, 2016 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  15. buzzra:

    I understand these, specifically Storage 2, come with root access. Is this via SSH? I am interested in using this for file sync and share. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? I know SSH/SFTP/SCP can be used, if SSH is available. Is there any option to have other software installed, such as Owncloud, Bittorrentsync, or others? Thanks for your help, just wondering what options are have available. I appreciate the listing on LEB, and the great prices offered.


    February 15, 2016 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Yes you can use Owncloud/Bittorrentsync and others as these are all backup oriented programs. SSH is available.

      February 15, 2016 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
  16. cave:

    is IPv6 available for this VPS?

    some tl;dr for TOS/AUP is always good to know in the offer. maybe a good idea to start this ;)
    anyway, a very interresting offer. thx.

    February 15, 2016 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Yes ipv6 is available upon request for this vps.

      February 15, 2016 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
  17. jlntlanyl:

    can i run mongodb on the storage node? i have a lot of json documents to store

    February 16, 2016 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Sure, as long as you aren’t consistently disk IO heavy with your DB.

      February 17, 2016 @ 12:33 am | Reply
  18. Rafael:

    Purchased the service and installed owncloud. After 3 hours I got my account suspended and opened a ticket. Make your own conclusions.
    I just received an e-mail with the following message:

    Suspended: Consistent high disk IO over 80-90% using the storage server as an application server with redis/apache/cron/exim processes. This is against our terms of service.

    I’m using redis for my owncloud installation as Corey Manshack stated that was allowed on: https://lowendbox.com/blog/bitaccel-openvz-128mb-ram-30gb-hd-unmetered-in-dallas/

    Print attached.

    If owncloud is not allowed please cancel my subscription and refund my payment.

    ps** I’m the only owncloud user.

    Corey Manshack:
    Ok so can you please tell me why your container accounted for 80-90% of the total disk IO on the server? Just running
    owncloud should not cause this as I run owncloud myself and so do all of my family members.
    I’m sorry, but you are mistaken.

    Owncloud uses mysql, redis, apache and I didn’t even start to upload my files, so if it overloaded the server means it’s not configured properly.

    You can take a look on the bash history or the running processes and see for yourself.

    Or don’t. Let’s solve it the quick way, please cancel my subscription and refund my payment.

    Corey Manshack:
    There will be no refunds after the abuse on your account. You can attempt to fix the issue as I’ve unsuspended your account and stopped your container. When you are ready to fix the issue you can login to your account to start the server and monitor the activity to fix the issue. Thank you.
    Keep the 6 bucks.

    Cancel my account.
    Corey Manshack:
    Rafael we would like to keep your business, do you need help with your configuration?



    February 17, 2016 @ 2:14 am | Reply
  19. mindcat:

    I see the TOS and the Backup Service, If you don’t guarantee data won’t loss by yours problem(yours hard drive failure), how could I buy your service?
    If you won’t guarantee that, so I only buy your tier 1 backup service not consider yours tier 4.

    February 17, 2016 @ 7:41 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      I’m sorry that you feel that way mindcat, noone on this planet can guarantee that no data will ever be lost. All we are saying there is you need to evaluate your recovery/backup plan to make sure it is right for you.

      February 17, 2016 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
      • mindcat:

        so I see Rafael’s problem, I decide to not buy.

        February 18, 2016 @ 4:29 am | Reply
        • Corey Manshack:

          What, his problem where he wanted to abuse the node and not fix the issue? I’d hardly say that is a reason not to buy. We offered to help him fix the issue but he didn’t want any of that.

          February 18, 2016 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
          • Rafael:

            This is the last time I’m going to lose my time with you.

            You said Owncloud was allowed and it’s not. You said there was a 7 day refund guaranteed and still kept my money.

            I moved to another VPS, did the same configuration and so far no problem at all. The ticket history is above, so I don’t need to say much more.

            Bottom line, in my opinion if you buy this service you are asking for a headache.

            February 19, 2016 @ 4:45 pm | Reply
          • Corey Manshack:

            Owncloud is allowed, what you were doing was obviously not ownlcoud. I even offered to help you fix your issue and you declined. You also told me to keep your money, you never asked for a refund.

            February 20, 2016 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
          • Corey Manshack:

            I was wrong you did ask for a refund and I declined because of the abuse after rereading the ticket.

            February 20, 2016 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
  20. mindcat:

    I see the TOS and the Backup Service, If you don’t guarantee data won’t loss by yours problem(yours hard drive failure), how could I buy your service?
    If you won’t guarantee that, so I only buy your tier 1 backup service not consider yours tier 4.
    ——– repeat ———–

    February 17, 2016 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  21. milknoy:

    now that i see a few ~$10/YEAR price ranges maybe its a gud idea to add a $10year tag, for future ~10/year vps. and for easier searches

    February 18, 2016 @ 4:59 am | Reply
  22. Rapture:

    Hi, can i host wordpress website on this. I am also from Dallas, hope to get good speed.

    February 19, 2016 @ 7:53 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      No this is not allowed on our storage server. I would suggest an application server for this purpose.

      February 20, 2016 @ 4:45 am | Reply
  23. Alejandro:

    Torrent download allowed (for personal use)?

    February 19, 2016 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      No this is not allowed.

      February 20, 2016 @ 4:42 am | Reply
  24. jerry:

    wether Storage 1 have swap?

    February 21, 2016 @ 8:31 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      No swap is included.

      February 22, 2016 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
  25. Aza:

    hello there. can i install and use openvpn server in this VPS?

    February 22, 2016 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
  26. Carlos:

    You can install FMS or Red5 for live streaming?

    February 27, 2016 @ 12:40 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      No, this is a storage server. Not an application server. If you want to run those things I would suggest getting an application server like one of these – http://www.bitaccel.com/features.php

      February 27, 2016 @ 3:07 am | Reply
  27. Rob R:

    I’d recommend going with something else. I started my account 6 days ago, and already cancelled. I’ve had connection issues, the control panel stopped working, and given the limited use (storage ONLY with 30GB) there are better options with exponentially more flexibility out there for only a couple dollars more.

    March 10, 2016 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Hi Rob we have determined this was because of a degraded RAID array taxing the CPU, nothing actually stopped working, just sometimes the php scripts in the control panel would timeout due to them taking too long to execute on the destination node.

      March 13, 2016 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  28. milos:

    is possible set rDNS from control panel directly?
    and outgoing connection on port 25 are allowed / no blocked?

    March 23, 2016 @ 1:44 am | Reply
    • Corey Manshack:

      Outgoing connections are allowed, setting rdns from control panel directly doesn’t work at this time. You will need to open a ticket.

      March 26, 2016 @ 12:16 am | Reply
  29. Sir, I planned take this:

    Storage 1
    Shared CPU
    128MB RAM Guaranteed
    30GB HDD Raid5
    Unlimited Bandwidth
    1x IPV4

    I just want ask, which can’t do below on that plan:
    1. as VPN server so i can connect like local with my Office PC
    2. HTTP Proxy server for setup in my browser.
    3. VNC server so i can remote server interface via VNC viewer
    4. apache2, php5, mysql so i can make upload page. <<< resource enough??

    thx if you reply my question…

    April 13, 2016 @ 4:48 pm | Reply
  30. Andrey:

    I regret buying storage plan. Upload and download speed less than 100kb/s.

    April 20, 2016 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
    • BA-Corey:

      Simply not true, must be due to your ISP’s peering/your location.

      September 18, 2016 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
  31. Can I instal VNC in VPS ?

    May 16, 2016 @ 5:12 am | Reply
  32. SimSon:

    From ToS:

    “…SSD storage on VPS nodes are meant for fast application access. If your account is found to be storing excessive backups or using SSD storage for long term file archiving you will be invoiced for a storage container and your backups will need to be moved there…”

    So basically this is storage-vps which you can not use as storage. That’s clever! :-(

    May 16, 2016 @ 11:27 am | Reply
    • Jess:

      Looks to me like they have two types of VPS; HDD storage (as in this offer) and SSD storage. The applicable restrictions for storage VPSes seem to be in the next paragraph of the ToS.

      My reading of that section is that, essentially, you’re only able to use it for storing backups (which helps explain the ‘unlimited’ bandwidth at such a low price.)

      May 17, 2016 @ 4:57 am | Reply
      • BA-Corey:

        That’s correct. These are basically for storing backups only, or running some low resource service. For example, I will suspend if you are running some kind of seeder or torrent downloader. I will not suspend if you are running a small site that doesn’t take much resources.

        September 18, 2016 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
  33. ahmed:

    Bandwidth is NOT unlimited
    Bandwidth is NOT unlimited
    Bandwidth is NOT unlimited

    too slow support. it took two weeks to know that my VPS is suspended due to bandwidth

    June 18, 2016 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
    • BA-Corey:

      Bandwidth is unlimited as long as you aren’t running a non storage related service like in your case.

      September 18, 2016 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  34. grillopeg:

    I took this offer and it’s been 4 days since the server is down for “disk replacement”. There is no support and no responses. Even after a few months they increased the anual price.

    September 14, 2016 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
    • BA-Corey:

      Yes the new motherboard has been ordered for replacement. We have responded to every ticket and have been sending notifications about the progress to the primary email on file.

      September 18, 2016 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  35. Just a VPS user:

    *do not* buy from these guys. I bought for testing purposes a few months ago. The server went down without explanation – I caught that cause I randomly checked one day :)
    I opened a ticket, they told me that “yeah.. the machine is down. Your data is lost” just like that, casually :)
    I asked something along the lines “I lost the whole container, I cannot retrieve anything” ? They just confirmed it, like this is the way it works – this is just another day, no big deal – we lost all the data.

    Anyway tldr: NEVER buy from these guys. EVER. It’s not worth the time. Just look for a normal VPS provider, even if you pay 3x 4x, you are getting what you paid for.

    September 15, 2016 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
    • BA-Corey:

      So you lost all your backups? I do not recall this specific case and I know it didn’t happen recently. You purchased a storage container not a ‘normal vps’.

      September 18, 2016 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
      • pintu patel:

        i buy vps server for 1 year and they lost there HDD and lost all data. also its already passed 7 month and i can able to use only for 2 months and most of the time there vps is down. right now they told me there motherboard not working so i have to wait until they get new motherboard… so don’t buy it

        September 20, 2016 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
        • BA-Corey:

          It is not down hardly at all. I have the graphs right here in front of me proving the server has been online for most recently a long period of time. I am going to install the motherboard right now.

          September 21, 2016 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

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