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[BLACK FRIDAY] UMaxHosting – 1GB RAM VPS for $7/year & more in Los Angeles and New York!

John from UMaxHosting sent over an offer that he says is their best offer in history, in spirit of Black Friday. They are offering BF deals on both OpenVZ and KVM VPS’s. UMaxHosting has been featured in the past on LowEndBox, and has received positive feedback on its past offers. We’ve been told that limited quantities are available and that the prices are guaranteed for the life of the service – meaning you will be able to renew in the future at the same discounted rate!

Here’s what they had to say:

“UMaxHosting is a hosting provider that specializes in providing maximum performance at the lowest cost possible. UMaxHosting provides a low latency network backed with a 99.9% network uptime guarantee. Additionally, our support staff are available 24×7 to assist our customers with any questions they may have. Our staff are also working behind the scenes to ensure our mission statement is constantly being delivered, without any shortcuts being taken!

Our Mission Statement: To deliver the highest level of hosting performance at the best value possible. To adapt to customer requirements and provide personalized service.”

1GB OpenVZ VPS

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 30GB RAID-10 Disk
  • 2.5TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Network Port
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Unlimited OS Reloads
  • API Access
  • $7/yr
  • [ORDER]
2GB OpenVZ VPS

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 70GB RAID-10 Disk
  • 5TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Network Port
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Unlimited OS Reloads
  • API Access
  • $15/yr
  • [ORDER]
6GB OpenVZ VPS

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 200GB RAID-10 Disk
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Network Port
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Unlimited OS Reloads
  • API Access
  • $39/yr
  • [ORDER]
2GB KVM VPS

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 30GB RAID-10 Disk
  • 2.5TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Network Port
  • Linux or Windows Server 2012
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Unlimited OS Reloads
  • API Access
  • $29/yr
  • [ORDER]
4GB KVM VPS

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 80GB RAID-10 Disk
  • 5TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Network Port
  • Linux or Windows Server 2012
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Unlimited OS Reloads
  • API Access
  • $59/yr
  • [ORDER]
6GB KVM VPS

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 100GB RAID-10 Disk
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Network Port
  • Linux or Windows Server 2012
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Unlimited OS Reloads
  • API Access
  • $89/yr
  • [ORDER]

UMaxHosting supports payment through PayPal, Alipay, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. Kindly read their Terms of Service before making any purchase.

Network information

LA Telecom Building – Los Angeles, California, United States
Test IPv4: 107.175.180.6
New York, United States – ColoCrossing
Test IPv4: 192.3.180.103

Hardware information

KVM Nodes:
– Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620
– 128GB RAM
– 4x 2TB Enterprise HDD’s
– Hardware RAID10 with BBU Caching
– 1Gbps uplinks

OpenVZ Nodes:
– Intel Xeon E3’s
– 32GB to 64GB of RAM
– 4x 2TB Enterprise HDD’s
– Hardware RAID10 with BBU Caching
– 1Gbps uplinks

79 Comments

  1. Matt:

    Glad to see UMax on here for Black Friday..

    Bought a VPS with them back a few months back – fantastic service and I couldn’t recommend them more.

    Tempted to grab a secondary KVM VPS here though. Wish the wife didn’t go spend $1500 this morning…

    November 23, 2018 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
    • Hi Matt,

      I FULLY understand how you feel :)

      Thank you for taking the time to drop this comment about us – hopefully you decide to take advantage of one of these before we end the promotions!

      Regards,

      John

      November 23, 2018 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
  2. aaron vickers:

    Finally some decent KVM deals this Black Friday that is in stock :) ordered a 6GB plan

    THANKS LEB FOR TAKING ALL MY MONEY! Seriously though lol I do appreciate the great deals. Keep ’em coming guys.

    November 23, 2018 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  3. ALI:

    gud offer.. is VPN allow on this ???

    and docker supported??

    please replay fastly as I do not want to miss the deal…

    November 23, 2018 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
    • Hi Ali,

      Yes, VPN is allowed on all plans.

      Docker is supported on all KVM VPS packages here :)

      Regards,

      John

      November 23, 2018 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  4. Hi All,

    Thank you for the opportunity to present our special offers with the LEB community on this special and busy day! We’re definitely feeling the Black Friday spirit, and went all in to prepare the best deals for you guys this year.

    If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask :)

    Regards,

    John

    November 23, 2018 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
    • How long has your company been in business in the hosting industry?

      November 25, 2018 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
  5. Hi All,

    Also – just a note that these prices are locked in. You will be able to renew at the same rate!

    Regards,

    John

    November 23, 2018 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  6. jim:

    hello i put in a ticket as requested on your terms page, hopefully i get answered before there sold out or you end the promo. lol could you please check on this for me..please. #802584 thanks a million

    November 23, 2018 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
    • Hi Jim,

      I answered this earlier. Thanks for taking advantage of our Black Friday sale!

      Regards,

      John

      November 23, 2018 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
      • jim:

        yes sorry you guys are seriously fast on response times for tickets, thx for the great deals

        November 24, 2018 @ 8:07 am | Reply
        • Hi Jim,

          Thanks! We certainly do the best we can. Our response times are usually even faster but we’re a bit slammed right now due to high response with the Black Friday sales

          Regards,

          John

          November 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  7. James Oakley:

    Just something that made me curious: if you’re based in the US, and host there, why does the website give the option of English or Chinese?

    November 23, 2018 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
    • James Oakley:

      Actually, whilst I’m still curious, it no longer affects me signing up. I was looking for KVM on the east coast (or Western Europe) and when I went to the checkout just now I discovered you’ve only got items in NJ. Shame, because the offer’s great. :-(

      November 23, 2018 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
      • Hi James,

        We have a Los Angeles datacenter location.

        Naturally, any VPS provider who has a presence in Los Angeles will have a good percentage of customers from China due to the demand for this location there.

        That said – in order to make our website easier to navigate for our customers from China, we have a Chinese version of our site available too :)

        Thanks for signing up and welcome.

        Regards,

        John

        November 23, 2018 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
  8. David Howland:

    Can I configure a KVM in New York? It only lets me choose LA in the order page.

    November 23, 2018 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
    • Hi David,

      We sold out (quicker than I thought we would…)

      But to answer your question – yes you can. We are working on adding more nodes now. This should be back in stock shortly.

      Regards,

      John

      November 23, 2018 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
      • David Howland:

        Wow fast reply. I’m sold.

        November 23, 2018 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
      • New York KVM’s are back in stock (for now!)

        Hurry :) We’re selling like hotcakes.

        Regards,

        John

        November 23, 2018 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  9. arby:

    Hello, quick question, I see that the other Black Friday deals have “vCPU” cores instead of just CPU cores. What does this mean in terms of the processing power of the VPSs?

    Thanks!

    November 23, 2018 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
  10. simon:

    I’ve been using this 2GB KVM VPS for past 4 months (same deal, nothing new… :P) and had only 1 occasion so far to complain which was politely responded to within ~1 hour (hostnode issue). I was positively surprised, good job guys. Hope this level continues on.

    November 23, 2018 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  11. Eduardo:

    No IPv6?

    November 23, 2018 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
  12. john:

    any ipv6?

    November 23, 2018 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
    • Hi John and Eduardo,

      Not natively, but you can definitely set up an IPv6 tunnel to accomplish this in the meantime.

      Regards,

      John

      November 24, 2018 @ 1:33 am | Reply
  13. Eduardo:

    Will you add Ubuntu 18.04?

    November 23, 2018 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Hi Eduardo,

      This is available on our KVM VPS plans.

      Regards,

      John

      November 24, 2018 @ 1:33 am | Reply
      • James Oakley:

        @Eduardo

        Having ordered one of their KVM and set this up, the answer is: Ubuntu 18.04 is not available under any of the SolusVM templates you’re offered, and if you go to SolusVM there are no CD ISOs available to mount. So I opened a ticket, and support mounted the 18.04 ISO for me once I supplied them with a URL for the image I wanted. I was then able to install Ubuntu 18.04 over VNC with no problem.

        November 26, 2018 @ 6:09 am | Reply
  14. Manuel:

    Congrats on making it to the Black Friday spotlight guys! Bought a VPS with y’all back in August and couldn’t be happier. Just now added a 2nd VPS to my account too – thx for the savings :D

    November 23, 2018 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
  15. I love this Black Friday deals …

    November 23, 2018 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
  16. Can I still sign up for this deal? I cannot find it on your site and I

    November 23, 2018 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
    • Hi Joseph,

      Yes, these deals are still on. You have to use the custom order links mentioned in this LEB post. They are not listed anywhere on our website as these are exclusive deals for the LowEndBox.com community only.

      Regards,

      John

      November 24, 2018 @ 1:37 am | Reply
  17. Rayhan:

    What if I want to add more hdd in 2GB KVM VPS?

    November 23, 2018 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  18. Robert:

    Signed up for 2GB OpenVZ VPS. It’s great being able to have a VPS for school projects and $15/yr is definitely worth it compared to trying to use the schools network/server. Thanks!

    November 24, 2018 @ 12:57 am | Reply
  19. Rayhan:

    just remembered I already have an account with you. Bought “1GB (1024MB) LEB VPS” 7 months ago.
    If I’m lucky I get 2 days uptime at most before it goes offline.
    I stopped using it and moved my site to another vps.
    I’ll hold my horse and will keep looking for more offers.

    Thanks

    November 24, 2018 @ 1:18 am | Reply
    • Hi Rayhan,

      Are you sure you are talking about the right hosting company and not confusing us with another? I ask because I’m not aware of any such issues, plus I don’t think we ever ran a “1GB 1024MB LEB” special 7 months ago.

      If it is us, then please provide me with the ticket number so I can check this.

      Regards,

      John

      November 24, 2018 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  20. jim:

    These guys rock, thanks for the help and quick response times on ticket.. best investment I have made.. and great deal

    November 24, 2018 @ 8:03 am | Reply
  21. Umer:

    I just bought your 1GB package. I got the invoice receipt only in my email. Actually I have tried amazon ec2 with windows environment. I am new to openvz but have a little knowledge of linux and how to setup my apps. I couldn’t find any way to setup my server guide. Can you please help John.

    November 24, 2018 @ 9:08 am | Reply
    • Hi Umer,

      Got an order number? You should have gotten a welcome email containing your server login details.

      Regards,

      John

      November 24, 2018 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
  22. Jay:

    Is the disk drives SSD ?

    November 24, 2018 @ 10:32 am | Reply
    • Hi Jay,

      These are powered by RAID10 Enterprise HDD’s with Caching.

      You definitely won’t be disappointed with the performance, I can tell you that!

      Regards,

      John

      November 24, 2018 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
  23. gks:

    I bought two VPSes one in East and one in West. I like to have 1.5 GB RAM, 2 core for 10 USD, but I could not get around that much.. any discount?

    November 24, 2018 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Hi Gks,

      I answered your ticket regarding this moments ago.

      Regards,

      John

      November 24, 2018 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
      • gks:

        Thanks, replied with confirmation, thank you for your fast reply and customer support.

        November 24, 2018 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
      • gks:

        can you send me revised quote for added resource ?

        November 26, 2018 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
  24. Mike:

    Is this deal still valid?
    Could not find the price on website.

    November 24, 2018 @ 10:37 pm | Reply
  25. nazim:

    Just curious about this Black Friday deals. It’s mention Free Windows on your VPS Plan 4GB KVM Plan * Free Windows! *. Is it true? So customer don’t need to supply any license?

    November 24, 2018 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
  26. Mike:

    Is this deal still valid?
    Couldn’t find these prices on website

    November 24, 2018 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
  27. net:

    Just curious about this Black Friday deals. It’s mention Free Windows on your VPS Plan 4GB KVM Plan * Free Windows! *. Is it true? So customer don’t need to supply any license?

    November 24, 2018 @ 11:07 pm | Reply
  28. @John

    I need to change my hosting company ASAP. I run a small open source project and we have a support forum that has about 8000 members. there are 80K file attachments PHPBB forum, so all of the attachments are in a single folder. I mention this because of the hidden limits on the “unlimited” plans, ran into an issue because of it.

    The website and forum currently is on a 4 vCPU KVM VPS with 4Gig ram 100gig storage and 10Tb bandwidth. I am very let down by the overall performance. and running LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 hosting the site and forum it is not as fast as I would have thought it to be. I do not think that I could install Unity desktop on the machine and RDP into it. the performance would be really bad. so with that information.

    I am interested in the 6GB KVM VPS if that is the highest that is available at these kinds of prices. I can pay 120 a year currently are there any upgrades that can be done? can I get more vCPU’s? more ram? HDD space would be fine where it is as well as the bandwidth. The software develope has 400+ plugins and I would like to create a plugin repository so the software could connect to the server and brows the available plugins. This would of course add additional load. I want to make sure that the system runs smooth for the users.

    I am currently in a debockle with my current host. my bill was due. went to pay it and I could not. I submitted a ticket about the problem. and the ticket shows that it is still being worked on. has been like that for 2 weeks… then last night they suspend my service for non payment. I can’t pay it it will not let me. I provided screen shots of the problem. all sorts of things they simply will not turn my service back on. I did locate a different way to pay the bill from their website.. and I paid the bill. it took my money. but it still shows the bill as unpaid and my account is still suspended. they are no longer answering my emails to them I am extremely frustrated. It has been 24 hours now my site has been down when it should have never been turned off in the first place.

    From the number of people asking questions and posting only good things thus far, I am very interested. I am budgeted for that 120. I would like to use all of it and get the most I can get.

    Let me know if anything can be done..

    Thanks again
    Kevin

    November 25, 2018 @ 12:06 am | Reply
    • Csaba:

      Any chance to move to LEMP stack?

      November 25, 2018 @ 11:14 am | Reply
      • It doesn’t really matter at this point. I am really not for a host shutting down my service due to a bug on their side that was reported 2 weeks earlier. and then ignoring my requests to turn it back on. having a 21 hour service interruption with the cause being ignorance/stupidity != a good host.

        there was an issue with my VPS being so horribly sluggish 2 months ago and i reported an issue for this and and also reported having disk timeouts. I was told that because my CPU use would occasionally spike to 60% (occasionally = 2-3 times a day) that is what was causing the disk timeouts and the server being slow. and then they dismissed it.. I explained to them that a disk timeout stems from the hypervisor and not the KVM VPS and that it can end up causing a cascading failure of all of the VM’s on the node if corruption happens to the VPS’s OS and the OS goes into a rebuild. this is going to cause massive disk io when there is already a timeout problem.. triggering another VPS on the node to possibly experience the same thing and also go into a repair.. and so on and so forth.. They responded back with my network connection speeds being great and that they can’t find a problem. (I couldn’t even attempt to guess at that answer) now fast forward 30 days.. guess what happened?? node dropped. when it came back up I started to do some digging. and I found that someone was hammering my VPS looking for a way in.. I reported this to them and as it turns out every single VPS was experiencing this as well as the hypervisor on the node. (HMM ya think that can cause slugging behavior and excessive disk io?). the thing is if they had listened and taken 30 minutes to investigate instead of passing off some complete unrelated response and excuses 30 days prior the node dropping would have never taken place. So that was strike 1

        this latest thing with the billing issue is strike 2.. There will not be a strike 3

        November 25, 2018 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
        • Sam:

          I requested a refund since I kept having issues with network performance, it is still within the refund policy of 3 days. They are wasting my time and dragging back and forth trying to avoid refund. STAY AWAY!!

          November 27, 2018 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  29. Dain:

    Do you have vswap enabled on OpenVZ hosts ?

    November 25, 2018 @ 12:50 am | Reply
    • Di:

      Interested in this as well, most OpenVZ hosts have a specified vswap.
      Are these instances 0 vswap?

      November 25, 2018 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
  30. John Benny:

    Good hosting company, things seem solid. Would really recommend them.

    John

    November 25, 2018 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
  31. João Miguel:

    Hello,
    I have bought a OpenVZ VPS here. It is pretty reliable!

    I would like to know if there is a limit to how many I can order? I think I would like to submit a few more order.

    November 25, 2018 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
  32. Di:

    CPU on the OpenVZ instance doesn’t match the Xeon E3
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz

    It’s a much more outdated CPU model, which isn’t a huge issue.
    However, the bigger bottleneck seems to be I/O. fio with random read is getting between 10 to 20 iops with 4k block size.

    November 25, 2018 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
  33. We have two instances from Umax. One is 1GB and another is 6GB LEB VPS instance that we purchased months ago. We bought these VPS’s to run a rather simple NodeJS script. We were worried that the 1GB might suffer in performance so We went overkill with the specs on the 6GB to ENSURE that it would never have an issue since this script performance is crucial to run without any problems or lag. At first both instances were great, fast, no issues at all. After about a month we noticed issues with it starting to lag more and more and the response from our script was being affected. After months later we cant get the script to run without getting “Kill”ed constantly. Their server is clearly our of physical resources to perform even the most minute calculations. Our RAM and CPU usage is far under the purchased amount but we still get kernel panics.

    We have submitted a ticket and are awaiting a response. Hopefully, this is just an issue with this particular node and not a widespread issue and can be easily resolved.

    November 26, 2018 @ 12:45 am | Reply
  34. James B:

    This place is so over sold it’s crippling. I had a VPS with them for 3 months that had I/O wait between 40% to 85% most of the time for under 1 MBps read. Things just crashed endlessly and databases ended up corrupt. Then they would turn it off for ‘high load’ (or the host node would just die from the load after it was left to run wild for days) when the load was caused by disk exhaustion and wasn’t my cause. Granted complaining got it fixed it for a few days until they either turned abusers back on or added new clients to the box and down the rabbit hole it went again. I gave up and went elsewhere. Pay a little more and get something that’s less frustrating.

    November 26, 2018 @ 7:10 am | Reply
  35. Lav Gupta:

    My server has been very slow since day one and it has been down for few hours now. I created a ticket for refund within my 24 hour period which was escalated to admin but no one has replied yet. Not sure what is going on.

    November 26, 2018 @ 9:07 am | Reply
    • gks:

      Seems like no support, no way to get response. We may give time..

      November 26, 2018 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
      • Lav Gupta:

        They moved me to a new vps which resolved the issue. It took some time but I can understand they must have been busy during the black friday weekend.

        November 27, 2018 @ 9:48 am | Reply
  36. Kiev:

    Gentlemen, take a chill pill :-)! Everyone seem to have an automatic-reaction to complain in public the moment something is not working for 1 minute. The proper way is to contact tech support, and allow them the opportunity to fix with the understanding/expectation they are being hammered with tickets/questions.

    It was a USA holiday and the busiest shopping day/week of the year. Do you know how much busy it is for any support tech or admin staff at any company right now? I work in tech support for a managed service provider, and personally have gone through it. Trust me, you guys who don’t know what Im talking about don’t have the slightest idea. It sucks if you hate your job and it still sucks even if you love your job because of how exhausting it can be when you are used to a certain level of work but have to execute at 100 times more levels. On my day job, I don’t even take my lunch breaks due to how busy it is :)

    For the record I am just a happy customer with Umaxhosting. My services are performing fine, but if I ever need to submit a ticket I would be more than willing and prepared to wait a while for a response, especially during this busy time of the year (Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Cyber Week)

    November 26, 2018 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
  37. Anil Dsouza:

    Hi John @ Umaxhosting, I am interested in your 1 GB VPS service. However I dont want to run in performance issue as with some other VPS provider offering service at same price.
    Can you guarantee your service. Interested in 3 year plan.

    November 26, 2018 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  38. I ordered the 6G machine on November 25th, on December 5th I cancelled it.

    In that span of time the server went down 7 times totalling almost 20 hours, the underlying host OOM’d Support was quite slow getting back to me each time, with issues like this it is imperetive that support responds right away.

    I do this for a living, if support was better, ie.. quicker to respond I would not be posting a comment like this, as I understand crap happens… however, in this industry, #1 criteria is the level of support provided, and how quick they are to act… especially when there is an issue… #2 quality of the machines.

    Neither of these are up to snuff as far as I am concerned, and will not be able to recommend anyone who’s seriously considering hosting with them.

    TBH… it was a waste of my $40

    December 7, 2018 @ 7:55 am | Reply
  39. Kevin Pirnie:

    Terrible servers, and support.
    Sorry, but I am not sure how you sell even one of these. Mine started up 11/25 and was cancelled on 12/3
    During that span the server went down 7 times totalling 20 hours, and only excuse was “OOM on the host”

    December 8, 2018 @ 10:20 am | Reply
    • Andy Ansell:

      I agree, these guys are CHEATS! They should be banned from LEB, as they take your money and then their servers do not function to be used!

      December 9, 2018 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  40. di:

    Been asking for a refund for weeks, please address ticket #679345
    I filed to cancel the VM within 24 hours after seeing poor I/O performance.

    Can you please handle my refund request?

    December 9, 2018 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
  41. Andy Ansell:

    I purcahased this $7 special deal vps from umaxhosting. the first (NY) vps was very slow, and I could hadly make any us of it. They changed the location of another one (LA), which turns out to be much worse than the first. I cannot even use this one! After several contacts with these guys, and a request for a full refund, as the product cannot be used, I am being ignored. Regardless of the price and their “terms” for refunds, these cheating companies think that they can rip people off buy taking their money for a service, and then give them complete rubbish, and steal our money! These companies should be banned from LEB. I want a full refund

    December 9, 2018 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
  42. I recommend this provider. I host at their cheapest offer. But has several downtime in a week. Will observe more.

    December 10, 2018 @ 6:59 am | Reply

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