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BlueVM - $2/Month - 256MB OpenVZ VPS in San Jose, Texas, Chicago, Kansas, Buffalo and Atlanta

bluevmJustin, from BlueVM, has recently sent in these three exclusive offers. Using the coupon code “LOWENDBOX” will give you 20% off their usual prices.


  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB Burst
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 10GB Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/HyperVM
  • $2/Mo | Order Link

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB Burst
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 25GB Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/HyperVM
  • $4/Mo | Order Link

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 2048MB Burst
  • 3 CPU Cores
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/HyperVM
  • $6/Mo | Order Link

BlueVM Communications have been featured on LowEndBox three times before. Their staff are also very active on LowEndTalk and participate in the community. If you’re already a customer, or follow LowEndTalk, you will be aware that in February BlueVM moved 2,000 VPS clients from assorted old hardware, in California, Atlanta, Illinois and Texas, to new servers. According to their website, their servers primarily consist of the Intel E3-1240 with 32 GB of RAM and 4 x 1TB or 2TB drives in RAID10. I’ve had a look over their past offers are reviews seem to be mixed, as highlighted by these two recent reviews on WebHostingTalk.

BlueVM accept payments via PayPal, Google Checkout and, interestingly enough, Bitcoin upon request. Whilst they don’t normally offer refunds, Justin says that if someone requests a refund within 72 hours of ordering, they will honor it. IRC, VPN/Proxies and Adult content is allowed as well as Tor Middle Nodes. You can read their Terms of Service for more information.

Network Information:

Atlanta, Georgia
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://s1.c12.atl.bluevm.com/100mb.test

San Jose, California
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://s1.c12.ca.bluevm.com/100mb.test

Chicago, Illinois
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://s1.c12.il.bluevm.com/100mb.test

Kansas City
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://ksprimary.bluevm.com/100mb.test

Dallas, Texas
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://s1.c12.tx.bluevm.com/100mb.test

Buffalo, New York
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://s1.c12.ny.bluevm.com/100mb.test


  1. Roph:

    Pleasantly surprised with my BlueVM LEB.

    Also, interesting test IPs across all those locations o_O

    March 6, 2013 @ 11:26 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      My terrible surprise with BlueVM was when I deployed a database and got the account suspended because this task consule a lot of CPU. The second surprise was a permanent suspension of the account again because of consuming CPU. The surprise for me is that BlueVM is the worts company that I ever had a relation with. REALLY, REALLY BAD COMPANY. DON’T BUY ANY SERVICE!

      April 21, 2013 @ 6:48 pm | Reply
  2. Oh, it’s Justin who helped me a lot with his uptime monitoring script. If I needed any VPS right now, I will certainly give a try without any doubt, but unfortunately not needing now.

    I will certainly recommend BlueVM to anyone. They are very friendly.

    March 6, 2013 @ 11:27 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      Very friendly? I’ve have the opposite experience. I had 2 bans while deploying a Django website. The last thing that they did was to kick me off the help IRC because I’ve complained the service.

      April 21, 2013 @ 1:36 am | Reply

    March 6, 2013 @ 11:31 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      You must be joking when you call this service stable. It is cheap, unstable and populated with incompetent people that suspend accounts just to up-sell some more accounts. TERRIBLE company, by far this is the worst company that I had a relation.

      April 21, 2013 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
  4. @Roph – Glad you like it. Let us know if you need anything else.

    @Nagib – Thank you, glad you like our uptime script.

    @主机测评 – Thanks, let us know if there’s anything you need.

    March 6, 2013 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
  5. Strange to see 192.x.x.x IP addresses. Maybe I’m getting old, but although only 192.168 is reserved, the sight of 192 makes me think it is a local address. But hey, z1s.org monitors them all: http://z1s.org/dashboard/checks/5137343798e428bc540240b5

    March 6, 2013 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  6. Bobby:

    Can burst be replaced with vswap?

    March 6, 2013 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
    • Magiobiwan:

      Once your VPS is moved onto Feathur, you’ll have vSwap instead of Burst.

      August 26, 2013 @ 11:58 pm | Reply
  7. Nice guy.

    March 6, 2013 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  8. HyperVM….It looks like good

    March 6, 2013 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
  9. @Bobby – Unfortunately not at this time. Possibly within the next month or so.

    March 6, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
    • Bobby:

      Awesome :) Will open a ticket in a while then.

      I’m also pleasantly surprised with mine (Atlanta).

      March 7, 2013 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
  10. Renewals is also this price?

    March 6, 2013 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  11. Thank you all for your nice comments. Your feedback is appreciated.

    Feel free to open up a support ticket if you have any questions or problems.

    March 6, 2013 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  12. @shylocker110 – The price will remain the same for the life of the VPS (month after month).

    March 6, 2013 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
  13. rzlosty:

    Does this offer have a cut off date/limit on how many times its used?

    I dont need another server for about 1-2 months will that be too late?


    March 6, 2013 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Pretty sure we’ll be out of stock by then for sure. However we can work something out in a month.

      March 6, 2013 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  14. BronzeByte:

    Just $2/mo and with burst? Must resist, the force is so strong…!

    March 6, 2013 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  15. BlueVM indeed offers good deals.
    I have one with them, well less than a month, but so far I like it. :)

    March 6, 2013 @ 6:17 pm | Reply
    • I’m glad everything is running smoothly.

      Let us know if we can do anything for you.

      March 6, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      You must be on the illusion period. This company is VERY BAD. For me was 2 months and a waste of effort and time. REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE!

      April 21, 2013 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
  16. If you go to their website, you actually get a better deal if you go to the “special offers” section. You can get the BLUE4 for $7 a month vs. $7.50.

    March 6, 2013 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
    • @Bret – While true, that deal is only available in limited quantities and does not cover the first 2 plans.

      March 7, 2013 @ 10:18 am | Reply
  17. JoeAnon:

    Are the KVM instances not available or something? I can’t seem to select KVM1/2/3/4 on the order page.

    March 6, 2013 @ 11:58 pm | Reply
    • @JoeAnon – At this time there is no KVM stock available. We will be releasing a separate KVM offer in a few weeks.

      March 7, 2013 @ 10:22 am | Reply
      • andrelopes:

        Or you will suspend some more accounts and not refund the money to the customers. Please do correct business, do not cheat customers and specially do not ban paying customers from the help IRC because they are complaining about the BlueVM bad service and incompetence.

        April 21, 2013 @ 2:06 am | Reply
  18. Frank:

    Picked up a 256MB in “California”, but it appears to be in Los Angeles, not San Jose.
    0.4ms pings to LA server and 13ms pings to the San Jose.

    March 7, 2013 @ 12:13 am | Reply
    • @Frank – Your assumption is correct and should be corrected on the post. My apologies we assumed we’d be adding that location before this post, but the post was made earlier than we predicted.

      March 7, 2013 @ 10:24 am | Reply
  19. Anton:

    I would like to know what Linux distros are available? Could not find that info on your website.

    March 7, 2013 @ 5:20 am | Reply
    • @Anton – CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Kloxo (CentOS), Suse, Scientific Linux – In various version numbers and 32/64 bit.

      March 7, 2013 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  20. Victor:

    I believe their California location is LA, not San Jose.

    core1.lax1.he.net> traceroute source-ip numeric

    1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms peering.eqnx.la.quadranet.com (
    2 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms (
    3 2 ms <1 ms <1 ms (
    4 1 ms 11 ms 1 ms host.colocrossing.com (
    5 6 ms <1 ms traceroute source-ip numeric

    1 25 ms 24 ms 26 ms 10gigabitethernet5-3.core1.lax2.he.net (
    2 24 ms 12 ms 11 ms peering.1wh.la.quadranet.com.any2ix.coresite.com (
    3 14 ms 15 ms 8 ms (
    4 16 ms 8 ms 15 ms
    5 21 ms 23 ms 35 ms host.colocrossing.com
    6 19 ms 8 ms 15 ms

    March 7, 2013 @ 9:19 am | Reply
    • @Victor – Your assumption is correct and should be corrected on the post. My apologies we assumed we’d be adding that location before this post, but the post was made earlier than we predicted.

      March 7, 2013 @ 10:24 am | Reply
      • Victor:

        Can you move me to your San Jose node after it is available? I bought your VPS and thought it is in San Jose but actually it’s in LA. It is very disappointing.
        And, any ETA on the San Jose node? If I have to wait too long I will cancel my current VPS in LA.

        March 7, 2013 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  21. Purchased the 256 plan for an uptime monitoring point. :) Havent logged in as of yet, but I’m not a fan of HyperVM, biased to Solus, but whatever, aslong as it can reboot an reinstall, no problem.

    Good luck on the offer mate.

    March 7, 2013 @ 10:37 am | Reply
  22. I purchased BlueVM OpenVZ VPS – BLUE3 LEB Deal back in late September 2012. I let it idle for about 3 months and the uptime was great until they have to transfer us to a new machine.

    Well, everything is smooth and no complain at all since it is a better machine now and I start to fill it in with some amazon affilaite scripts.

    As for the HyperVM, I have no objection as I have used it for quite awhile, and in fact I am a Kloxo fan for it’s simplicity and cost.

    Well done BlueVM

    March 7, 2013 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for your business. Let us know if we can do anything to help.

      March 7, 2013 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  23. wendell:

    I have 1 VPS since october 2012, no problem until now.
    Ishaq is very friendly and answer my ticket(#357353) in less than a minute.
    I love this provider. So far so good.

    March 7, 2013 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  24. Do you provide cPanel license ?? If you don’t provide then if I buy from any authorised distributor and want to run cPanel, can you manage this cPanel VPS for extra charge ??

    March 7, 2013 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
    • We can work something out. Contact support :)

      March 7, 2013 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
      • john:

        Any ETA on actual San Jose node?

        March 7, 2013 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
        • @John – This second, no. We’re still in the process of trying to make sure the price and the features match our needs as well as those of our customers.

          March 7, 2013 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  25. Ralph:

    If it wasn’t for the old Xeon L5420 CPUs…

    March 7, 2013 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
  26. As mentioned on the post above, there was a migration from old nodes.
    This is what I have with my Blue3 in Buffalo.

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores : 3
    CPU frequency : 3058.227 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB

    March 8, 2013 @ 12:35 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      Let me tell you that if try to do a deployment of a 3GB database your account will be suspended because this task consumes a lot of CPU. This is the reality of my Blue3 account. DON’T BUY ANYTHING FROM THESE GUYS. You will waste your time, effort and money and eventually you will be so angry with these guys that you will take a vacation to have time to tell everybody that BlueVM sucks!

      April 21, 2013 @ 7:14 pm | Reply
  27. My package is this one http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/bluevm-10year-64mb-openvz-in-california-atlanta-illinois-kansas/,

    Test REsult:
    wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model :        Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency :  3058.177 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 512 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime :   8 days, 22:21,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 23.2MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 9.27MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 42.8MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.81MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 4.09MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 8.62MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 6.87MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 45.2MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 100MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 18.4MB/s
    I/O speed :  175 MB/s
    0.0M / 192.8M
    0 Page / 0.0Kib
    dd bs=1M count=512 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 2.09959 seconds, 256 MB/s
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 0.226618 seconds, 148 MB/s


    March 8, 2013 @ 8:12 am | Reply
  28. Great offers, do you have live chat support except IRC ?

    March 8, 2013 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
    • I need VPS for VPN use it’s allowed and do you have detail TOS about VPN please ?

      March 8, 2013 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
      • We don’t have live chat due to our budget prices, sorry.

        VPN is allowed and TUN/TAP can be enabled from your control panel.

        March 8, 2013 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
      • Thank you.
        I have made an order and paymant thr paypal.

        March 8, 2013 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  29. Hi ,

    is B1 like 2.50 permonth or 2?

    March 8, 2013 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
    • $2.00

      March 8, 2013 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
      • andrelopes:

        I’ve bought a B3, $6 and they suspended the account when I was deploying the database, because the deploy consumes some CPU. I imagine a B1 account, you will be suspended if you try do make an “ls -all” to a directory with many files. DON’T BUY ANY SERVICE FROM THESE INCOMPETENTS. For me it was olny a waste money, effort and time and when you complain about the REALLY BAD SERVICE on the help IRC they ban you of the channel. DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH THESE COMPANY.

        April 21, 2013 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
  30. john:

    how come hypervm and not solus?

    March 8, 2013 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
    • john:

      why it should be?

      March 9, 2013 @ 3:43 am | Reply
      • We use HyperVM due to our budget prices, however we’ll be using our brand new custom panel soon.

        March 9, 2013 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  31. Tim:

    Does Blue VM allow the use of torrent clients on their VPS?

    March 9, 2013 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
    • @Tim – Legal torrents, yes.

      March 10, 2013 @ 3:06 am | Reply
      • andrelopes:

        You accept everything. You only want fools to pay you and then you will suspend the accounts. TERRIBLE SERVICE!

        April 21, 2013 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          They don’t accept abusers like you ^_^

          April 26, 2013 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  32. Jvnadr:

    Hello! Great offer, there! Could I use one of your boxes to setup an icecast server? Not for encoding, just for relaying and with minimal use of bandwidth (no more than 30-40 MB at max, normally much lower).

    March 10, 2013 @ 3:35 am | Reply
    • Yes, of course.

      March 10, 2013 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
      • Jvnadr:

        I set it up, for the last 15 hours works like a charm and the server load is almost zero. Hope the stability lasts! Installation of the server and rebuilds for my testing was OK. I used for the first time HyperVM in their server and it is much better than solusvm. So far, so good.

        March 10, 2013 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  33. Suzukaze:

    Any ETA on when the Atlanta BLUE3 will be available? Currently out of stock.

    March 10, 2013 @ 5:14 am | Reply
    • Send in a ticket and we can add the order. We haven’t put stock on the site due to the demand, we will be releasing more soon.

      March 10, 2013 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
      • Suzukaze:

        I actually already had one under a different name asking this since I thought you might see a ticket first, shall I just add it to that ticket? Ticket number is 803407 btw.

        March 10, 2013 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  34. Ok, bought and setup a new VPS – BLUE2

    Though the signup email provides a link to a SolusVM cpanel too, this doesnt work. But as per the LEB offer, they’ve clearly said SolusVM isnt provided, so this causes only confusion than an annoyance.

    Subscription to VPS and setup seemed automated, VPS was provisioned in minutes

    There was an error in adding an addon pack. However the ticket was solved in less than an hour.

    Overall, response after opening ticket was slower than the average response times of peer companies. However it is not too poor.

    The port speed is awesome.

    March 10, 2013 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for your business.

      Let us know if we assist further.

      March 11, 2013 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
  35. Bob:

    Please remove the offer.
    Blue 1 none avaialble
    Blue 2 1 in 1 location
    Blue 3 same
    Blue 4 more are avaialable.

    since we can’t order it’s better to remove the offer here.

    March 11, 2013 @ 9:09 am | Reply
  36. Ross:

    bluevm.com is currently returning “Website currently unavailable”.. does not exactly inspire confidence.

    March 11, 2013 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
  37. This is awesome. BlueVM’s main site says “Website is currently unavailable”. The VPS management panel at http://manage.bluevm.com:8888 too is unavailable. Support tickets are too late in being replied to, and are mostly inadequate. Do you offer money back on these subscriptions?

    March 11, 2013 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      They don’t refund money, forget about that. BlueVM is a joke of service. It is a service to waste money and get nothing out of it.

      April 21, 2013 @ 2:38 am | Reply
    • In this case, you’re wrong. They did not refund the money, but extended my subscription after I submitted a ticket.

      April 21, 2013 @ 2:52 am | Reply
      • andrelopes:

        You had luck. In my situation I had a permanent suspension and when I complain their bad service in the help IRC channel they ban me! This is not the way maintain a relation with a customer. For me all BLueVM want is to have new fools buying the service and when there is problems, because they up-sell the servers they suspend some account that is using more resources. For me a company that act like this don’t deserve any respect.

        April 21, 2013 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
  38. Our NY location is down. Please see twitter.

    How does this affect your service unless you’re in NY?

    March 11, 2013 @ 5:16 pm | Reply
  39. Well, my VPS is in Buffalo, and it’s definitely affecting me. I cant even open a support ticket as your site is down.

    March 11, 2013 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
    • This has been fixed.

      We can move you to another location, request it via a ticket.

      March 11, 2013 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
  40. Cant you switch me over to another location?

    March 11, 2013 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
  41. Suzukaze:

    I got mine around 4am EST today, pretty pleased so far, network speeds are good and low ping from Florida (box is ATL) I’m happy enough.

    wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model :        Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores : 3
    CPU frequency :  3058.185 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime :   2:19,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 66.1MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 68.7MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 53.5MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.90MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 4.25MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 11.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 4.40MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 20.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 20.8MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 73.5MB/s
    I/O speed :  119 MB/s
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/zerofile bs=1M count=1024 conv=fdatasync
    1024+0 records in
    1024+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.90756 s, 121 MB/s
    March 11, 2013 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for you business.

      We are glad that you are pleased with your VM.

      March 11, 2013 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
      • Suzukaze:

        Thanks for the good product, and friendly support.

        March 11, 2013 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Friendly support? This guys suspended my account out of nothing and when I complained on the help IRC with its repeated incompetence they have banned from the help channel. Really bad experience, money wasted for nothing! DON’T BUY ANY FROM THESE GUYS!

          April 21, 2013 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  42. Bob:

    Had a blue1 vps atlante yesterday. Only in this short time I saw the complete system down. Could not go to support pages for 1/2 hour.

    Installed a fresh kloxo template and just checked the logs to see that more than 100 ssh attempts had been made. Don’t know if this is normal for this company but does not sound good.

    It’s just a $2 vps I need as netflix proxy, but I spent to much time already on this. Guess for the $2 I might drop them and find a more stable vps that is not being attacked by hackers.

    March 12, 2013 @ 8:44 am | Reply
    • Bob:

      On the order form it said I got an atlanta vps.
      Did a clean install than installed squid proxy on this.

      At the beginning of the page there are test files to download speed.
      If I download the 100mb file from Belgium without using proxy, speed is between 1 and 1.8 mb/sec
      If I turn on the proxy=using the atlanta vps speeds 200/300 kb/sec

      either my vps is limited in port speed or something else is going on there.

      March 12, 2013 @ 9:38 am | Reply
      • Sorry.. I’m not sure why you’re having a bad experience.

        Have you sent a ticket about this?

        March 12, 2013 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
      • andrelopes:

        BlueVM is not suitable for any real world usage. Understand that they up-sell the machines in order to have cheap prices, the illusion that you have a service is a pure illusion because BlueVM is only a company to steal you money and give you nothing.

        April 21, 2013 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  43. I am getting: Website currently unavailable – cloudflare

    is it for alll?

    March 13, 2013 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
    • It’s up at the moment. Didn’t notice any downtime.

      March 14, 2013 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
  44. Recurrent outages. I regret having ever signed up for this. What’s the point in buying a VPS if you can hardly use it? Please let me know if you have a refund policy. If so, I’d like my money back. DDoS or not, I need to use a service if I’m paying for it.

    March 14, 2013 @ 3:33 am | Reply
    • DDoS isn’t common. It’s only because of the offer.

      March 14, 2013 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
  45. bayu:

    why site down??i will put new order vps plan but site currently unreachable,please tell me why.thanks.

    March 14, 2013 @ 4:44 am | Reply
    • It was a DDoS. Now it would seem Atlanta 1 is nullrouted.

      March 14, 2013 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      BlueVM is not suitable for real world use. If you try to continue believing the BlueVM staff you eventually will get very angry and later you will give up BlueVM because this service is a joke, nothing more than that. And if you complain too much the BlueVM staff will get angry with you and kick ban you out of the help IRC like they did with me because I’ve complained about the non service that I’ve paid.

      April 21, 2013 @ 2:36 am | Reply
  46. Check: https://twitter.com/BlueVM_vps

    They’ve been on and off throughout the last few days.

    March 14, 2013 @ 11:10 am | Reply
    • Yes. Check uptime.bluevm.com too. We’ve resolved it.

      March 14, 2013 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
  47. Link:

    Have one at BlueVM and was happy with it. Great support and uptime. Recommended

    March 15, 2013 @ 8:03 am | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      Thanks for your business. Hope you enjoy.

      March 31, 2013 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  48. BlueVM OVZ California Server is down. Already leave a ticket, but still no one answering until now. It’s been 11 hours since the ticket has been created.

    March 22, 2013 @ 4:49 am | Reply
  49. Website currently unavailable

    The website you are trying to access is currently unavailable. Please try again at a later time.
    If you are the site owner, here is a help resource to help resolve the issue.

    My VPS Down too.

    March 28, 2013 @ 7:28 am | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      Yes, NY was hit a few days ago. But has recently returned and is working normally.

      March 31, 2013 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      It will be up! The bad news is that some other account will be suspended. This terrible company up-sell to have cheap prices and then you pay to have a non service. DON’T BUY ANYTHING FROM THESE INCOMPETENTS! BLUEVM is a joke company.

      April 21, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  50. This is one VPS provider that I will be happy to leave when the current subscription is over. Thanks to LEB, we were able to sample what their normal service feels like!

    March 28, 2013 @ 8:31 am | Reply
    • We can’t prevent DDoS. But we can credit you for the disruption.

      March 31, 2013 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
  51. Somehow on my US node, the system time is shifting, and they don’t do regular ntp sync. Already opened a ticket to this matter.

    March 31, 2013 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
  52. getting:

    Please add more “BLUE1” Dallas


    April 4, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  53. Do the bluevm down?

    April 6, 2013 @ 7:52 am | Reply
  54. YMSITA:

    I have 2 boxes with them for almost a year now without any problems. BlueVM is very good!

    April 10, 2013 @ 6:17 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      BlueVM is very good? My experience is that BlueVM is very very bad! The most terrible hosting experience I ever had!

      April 21, 2013 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
  55. andrelopes:

    I saw this prices and try Blue3(1gb ram) account. Worst experience ever, really!

    It was so bad that I spent some time writing some text about this really bad experience.

    Here is the text:

    This is a personal experience that I had just now.

    I’ve been doing Django websites for quite a while now and always hosting it on Linode or RackSpace. But I’m from Portugal and as you
    know there is economic turmoil here, the economy is degrading and the result is lack of money for quality services. Like a good old
    Portuguese I’ve search the web for cheaper alternatives, the crisis mandate that we find same services for less money and I found the
    holly grail of cheap web-hosting, http://www.lowendbox.com

    The prices of the the VPS are amazing, $2, $4, $6 month for machines with 256MB-1CPU, 512MB-2CPU, 1024MB-3CPU, respectively. But the
    saying is equal everywhere, there are not free lunches. The reality of this cheap hosting for my experience is up-selling the machines,
    my specific experience with a very very cheap VPS company called BlueVM,
    (http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/bluevm-2month-256mb-openvz-vps-in-san-jose-texas-chicago-kansas-buffalo-and-atlanta/) goes like this…

    Django webapp + ElasticSearch + Celery

    – First problem, account suspended after I imported the database, CPU abuse.
    This django webapp have the geonames(http://www.geonames.org/) locations table for user registry. And this is a lot 3gb of data(300mb dump compressed),
    the total of my database. The result of deploy a database like this was to get the account suspended because CPU abuse. After an
    explanation I told the hosting company that I will do that in a time-frame that there is not much traffic on the server, and the
    hosting company agreed that it was a good time frame while US is a sleep. So I intended to do that in the next database deployment…

    – Second problem, account suspended out of nothing, CPU abuse.
    The web app has been deployed 2 weeks ago, and my due to my lack of time to do small bug corrections the app stayed online without
    being open to the public, and out of nothing I’ve got my second suspended account and for this time, permanent suspend! After I send
    a ticket the explanation was that I’ve maybe run some Minecraft scripts. The problem is that I never run any of that. End of my experience!

    After this experience my personal thoughts are, UP-SELLING + incompetence = cheap prices

    So the formula is lets up-sell the machines, contract some cheap systems admins and get really cheap prices. The problem with this I
    think is a service that is not suitable for any real world problems. For me it was time lost and two months of payment.

    This text was only an expression of a guy that lost time and effort with cheap hosting, test at your risk.

    April 20, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  56. Peter:

    DON’T BUY webspace from BlueVM.

    BlueVM is more offline than it is online.

    Here a screenshot from their own uptime data…
    …which is still flattering, since it only shows the raw uptime data of the servers. The web presence might be offline even when a server is pingable, as was often the case.

    Terrible host.

    April 21, 2013 @ 10:03 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      I agree! In my 15 years working with hosting this is the most terrible company that I had bought a service. And when you complain too much on their help IRC, they ban you. This a joke company, stealing money for a non service.

      April 21, 2013 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
      • BangBangTut:

        Unbelievable!!! 15 years? OMG Really? 15 years? OM f(.*)g G!!!

        You should have known better to fulfill your phyton base apps requirements with a 3GB dump you require at least a KVM if you want to use it freely.

        What did you say the name? Django? I thought he is an Italian cowboy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060315/.

        April 21, 2013 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Yep, 15 years. I’m from Portugal, in terms of Internet access we are a civilized country. This is the marketing clip in the 1998 year from the only ISP and that I remember very very well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R7sDYj4r_s

          Made in Portugal.

          April 21, 2013 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          By the way, the 3GB of data are from http://www.geonames.org/, and it is only used in the user registration phase. Of course that I have efficient database indexes. But I never registered a user because I got suspended. This is the reality of the situation and I assume that I’m very angry this this scammers that receive money and give you nothing plus make you waste you time and effort. And because of that I call it the WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! Don’t buy any service from these guys!

          April 21, 2013 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Django, https://www.djangoproject.com/ – By the way, BlueVM sucks a lot! Do not buy any service from this guys!

          April 21, 2013 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
      • BangBangTut:

        So, where do you host before? I think you should reconsider going back to them, whoever it is.

        April 21, 2013 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Yes, I’m going back to my usual host that cost me 2x more ($12 month) but is reliable and for sure don’t suspend my account when I’m deploying the database. But I need to have sure that there is no more people being deceived by these guys. I will put some effort in that! If anybody read this, please know that this is NOT A SERIOUS COMPANY! You give them money for nothing!

          April 21, 2013 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes, You think spamming each comment on this post is going to make people agree with you?

      April 21, 2013 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
      • andrelopes:

        I’m just very angry with these incompetents that made waste a lot of time configuring a server. And then my account got suspended for allegedly a second CPU abuse, and I don’t know the cause of this “CPU abuse”. My first suspension was because I’ve deployed a database with 3GB, and as you probably know, this consumes some CPU. I want to share this bad experience with everybody, because it is not for the money that I’ve pay for a non service, I want to share with everybody because it is a lot of effort to configure a server. This guys have played and joking of my time and effort, and now I just want that everybody will know who BlueVM is. For me is the WORST COMPANY EVER!

        April 21, 2013 @ 7:22 pm | Reply
  57. andrelopes:

    I see that this BlueVM story will end by shutting down BlueVM and start with another name so that they continue playing and joking of peoples money, effort and time.


    This company looks like is managed by a professional scammer. They do repetition, scam/shut down, scam/shut down


    April 21, 2013 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  58. andrelopes:

    I see that they in 2012 had some precautions, make appearances when the people complain on-line, today 2013, they don’t appear any more on-line.


    April 21, 2013 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
  59. andrelopes:

    More scam exposure about the BlueVM thing, http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1252011

    Really bad experience too!

    April 21, 2013 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  60. andrelopes:

    Ok, I’m beginning a new journey telling everyone how TERRIBLE is BlueVM and how they disrespect others people work, time, effort and money. I will begin to inform people on webhostingtalk.com about this non service that you pay to get nothing.

    There is also other opinions like mine calling this guys what they are, incompetents. The title is “BLUEVM – Fraud + Incompetence – BUYER BEWARE”, http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1257411

    Do not thank me for warning you. Just don’t use it! Worst service ever!

    April 21, 2013 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  61. Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

    This is for @andrelopes

    You are now spamming, and breaking more terms and conditions like you did at bluevm. If anyone is interested in his chatlog: http://www.cameronmunroe.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chatlog.txt

    long story short. He got suspended the first time for importing a hyper massive mysql database that locked up loads on one of the servers for awhile.

    The second time was for “java” as stated by one of the admins. My guess is that he was whipping up a small script to go with his website and it caused a ton of load. But who knows, im not an admin nor staff. Just annoyed that he didn’t listen at ALL.

    April 21, 2013 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      If I can’t deploy a database you think that you have a service that worth to pay? The only Java that I have was ElasticSearch, but as I said, the website was not even open to the public so it was impossible to abuse CPU with ElasticSearch.

      By the way, the Internet is populated with complains about your TERRIBLE SERVICE or a non service.

      And by the way, I’m only complaining here because someone of your staff ban me from the help IRC, and when you ban a customer that pay for a service, that customer have to complain in other locations.

      And that is what I will continue doing because BlueVM is a TERRIBLE SERVICE populated by INCOMPETENT PEOPLE!

      April 22, 2013 @ 7:53 am | Reply
      • selten98:

        I’m sorry, you are unreasonable. If you wanted dedicated resources (like Linode offers you) you should’ve picked a KVM VPS. Had you done your research properly than you would’ve picked a KVM VPS (they are as expensive as KVM at BlueVM). You were familiar with the bug in your script. It all just sounds like YOUR fault to me.

        So you are pretty much bashing a company for things that you have done. I’m sorry but YOU misbehaved on THEIR service. I do agree, their service was shit that day on the node you were one, guess why? You were abusing the VPS. A lot of people run non-production enviroment stuff on that VPS, these servers have good CPU’s in them, they perform well. It was mainly YOU who had issues with it. Doesn’t that sound weird, that’s it’s just you? Had it been more people, then something would be wrong.

        This pretty much makes me think that you are exagerrating stuff and that you are a brat (best word for your behaviour). Also your claimed 15 years of experience is believed by nobody. Everybody thinks you aren’t even an adult because of your outrageous reaction. In all honesty, shouldn’t you be taking anger management classes?

        April 22, 2013 @ 8:07 am | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Folk, I’ve choose a budget VPS because this webapp needs less resources than apps that I have on a Linode with 512Mb ram. This web app is a “childrens game” when compared to other web apps that that I run in Linode 512. Second, because customers want to pay less.

          I buy hosting services since 1998(15 years) and I never bought a service from guys with this level of incompetence.

          You comment is from someone that don’t know the effort and time that takes to configure a server for the web. So I presume that you don’t understand my anger with these INCOMPETENTS. I’ve never ever get so angry with someone like this guys. THIS IS THE WORST SERVICE EVER!!! EVER!!! DON’T BUY ANY HOSTING FROM THESE GUYS!!!

          April 22, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          I’ve set up dozens of web servers. All my current servers run a webserver. You and your 15 years of experience still managed to abuse on their node. Your ‘experience’ should have made you buy the KVM package. You didn’t do your research. You even stated that you were familiar with a bug in your web app. The running it probably isn’t the issue if your webapp didn’t have bug in it. The database wouldn’t be an issue if it had been deployed more carefully.

          None of this would’ve been an issue if you just bought KVM virtualization. Like Linode has. You’d get the same as what linode gives you but for less than half the price. If you wanted a ‘Linode’ like experience then you should’ve bought KVM instead of OpenVZ. It’s just bad research on YOUR end.

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
      • texteditor:

        Says the guy who manage to create a load of 65 with his completely terribly configured database and scripts

        April 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Sorry folk, you don’t know what you are talking about. Please read some more about my TERRIBLE experience with BlueVM and comment again. Best regards,

          April 22, 2013 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
      • IMHO, some version of ElasticSearch when not configured properly, is a real resource hog, it is suitable mostly on a dedicated machine.

        April 22, 2013 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          So you agree with me, BlueVM don’t have any real world usage. I can’t deploy a database with 3gb of data for the user registration phase, I can’t deploy ElasticSearch. I can’t do anything meaningful because I will be accused of some kind of abuse. What can I do with this TERRIBLE service? Nothing! And that’s why I call it a very very bad service. DONT’T BUY ANY BLUEVM SERVICE, because if you do you will be very angry with their BAD service. YOu will lose your money, your effort and time.

          April 22, 2013 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
        • No I don’t agree.
          If I were to use tomcat, zope, django, elasticsearch, cherrypy and such. I will look for a KVM or a Kimsufi.
          If I were to use wordpress, joomla, drupal, B2B then OpenVZ like what BlueVM offer is more than enough.
          It’s a matter of how good you know your software or how talented you are in handling data.

          April 22, 2013 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          @vRozenSch00n, understand that I got suspended in the phase that I was deploying the database. I don’t even got opportunity to test if I’m good or not handling large sets of data in relational databases. And when you got suspended doing a database deploy you will be angry, very angry, believe me. THIS GUYS ARE INCOMPETENTS AND ARE SELLING A NON SERVICE. DON’T BUY HOSTING FROM BLUEVM!

          April 22, 2013 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
        • @andrelopes Of course you know how good you are if you ever had any experience in parsing large sets of relational database data in other machine with the same type (virtualize / physical), spec (ram/cpu/hyper threading, I/O), before. ;)

          April 22, 2013 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          @vRozenSch00n, Lol. I see you point. My point here is to tell everybody how INCOMPETENT this people is. BlueVM = BAD COMPANY! DON’T BUY ANY SERVICE if you want to do something meaningful and have some value. This service is NOT SUITABLE FOR ANY REAL WORLD USAGE, THE ONLY REAL WORLD USAGE IS TO STEAL YOU MONEY. Like vRozenSch00n said, you have to be an hacker to even restore a database. You have to study the C code of the “psql” command to deploy an PostgreSQL database. You have to do tuning in that evil C code that PostgreSQL team wrote because if you do not, your account will be suspended, because the executable that restore the database is not compatible with BlueVM. You must be joking vRozenSch00n. Because all this I call this a joke service. VERY BAD SERVICE! DON’T BUY! VERY BAD EXPERIENCE HERE!

          April 22, 2013 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
        • Don’t need to be a hacker or tuning any C (tuning the Java might help), just a selection of the right softwares and settings and some advice from Mr. Google. In the old days I used to consult Mr. Man, and I still do sometimes :P

          April 22, 2013 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          @vRozenSch00n, so now you will try to convince me that PostgreSQL is a bad software, and I have done a poor decision using PostgreSQL. For me is a totally different perspective. BlueVM is BAD, very BAD. BlueVM is not suitable for any real world project! VERY BAD HOST! DON’T BUY THEIR SERVICE.

          April 22, 2013 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
        • You said it, not me.
          Softwares, any softwares are tools. You have to pick the right tools to do the right job, and you had to have the knowledge of how to use the tools. Any tools.

          April 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Ok, I see or it the software or it is me. You are from BlueVM staff? You have put to much effort trying to calm down my poor English and anger against BlueVM. Don’t know, just a supposition. But who cares. I think the problem was not me or the software, I think the problem is the incompetence of BlueVM that sells a service that does not handle any real world situation. Do you really believe that is normal to get a suspension when you are restoring a database? Seriously, is this normal? If you think that this is normal please do me a favour, send you Curriculum to BlueVM. You will be paid to argue against guys like me that complain about this ridiculous service that you pay money but get nothing. FOR ALL WHO READ THIS, LET ME TELL YOU THAT BLUEVM IS A VERY BAD SERVICE. THEY DON’T HAVE ANY RESPECT TO THE EFFORT THAT THE CUSTOMERS PUT CONFIGURING A SERVER! BAD SERVICE, DON’T BUY!

          April 22, 2013 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
        • No I’m not. I just want to know you better ;)

          April 22, 2013 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          You are welcome

          April 22, 2013 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
  62. Don:

    As a person who’s used BlueVM’s VPSes for a while now (almost a year),

    I really like their services and it works great. Andre is just angry and unreasonable (as you can tell from all the links he just stated). Don’t really take him seriously.

    April 22, 2013 @ 2:34 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      I’m angry yes, very angry with these INCOMPETENTS that don’t have any respect for others people work, effort and time! It is not just me, the Internet is populated of TERRIBLE EXPERIENCES from this INCOMPETENTS. Just google it. My fault here was to not do the research about this TERRIBLE COMPANY at the first hand. But no here I’m telling everyone to NOT BUT THEIR SERVICE because is really BAD!

      April 22, 2013 @ 7:57 am | Reply
      • selten98:

        I don’t think your bad experience is BlueVM’s fault, but as stated before, your own. You should’ve bought a KVM VPS so you can use all the resources they promise and you are incapable of abusing the CPU then to generate loads of 65!!!!!! Their service is really good, I have multiple servers with them and none of them have had downtime so far! They have respect for other people’s work, that’s why they suspended you. You were hurting other people their work on the node you were on. Your actions are outrageous and you make it seem like you are 10 years old.

        April 22, 2013 @ 8:09 am | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          So why don’t BLueVM propose me that cheaper service? I had bought a Blue3, on the website costs $7,50 month, a KVM3 costs $5.90 month. In the first suspension I exchange some tickets, and give them all the information about what I was doing, all the details, all software installed. Probably they don’t propose me the KVM because it is a cheaper service, don’t know. I can suppose a lot of things. The reality is that I waste my time and effort for nothing! And when some guys disrespect you work you should tell everybody so that no more people have to suffer the consequences of their incompetence and lack of respect. DON’T BUY HOSTING FROM BLUEVM.

          April 22, 2013 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          YOu could’ve ASKED FOR IT. YOU should’ve investigated different virtualization techniques beforehand. If you wanted a service like Linode, you should’ve investigated what they use (KVM) and then order that. I bet that if you even took the time to put in a ticket beforehand they might have even recommended you to use KVM.

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
      • Andre Thomas:

        Actually, I’m gonna buy a couple of VPSs from them because I can rest assured that they deal very properly with system abusers like yourself.

        This respect you speak of goes both ways… you should learn to respect the resources which are shared amonst several users of vps on a node.

        April 22, 2013 @ 11:27 am | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Ok, you buy a service. You try do deploy a database and you are disrespecting users? For me this is incompetence! You do not sell any hosting service that you can’t even deploy a medium size database. Understand that the website was not open to the public. This happens when a simple deploy a database. Respect both ways. What BlueVM should do at least is to make a public “sorry folk” for BlueVM wasting your time, money and effort. But not even that they do. They came here with others peoples names defending what don’t have excuse.



          April 22, 2013 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          “You try do deploy a database and you are disrespecting users?” DUH. getting a load of 65 on that node is giving OTHER users a hard time because they have less CPU power they can use.

          To be honest, you said you were aware of memory leaks, you should’ve known that deploying a fairly large database (3GB is fairly large) would probably take a ton of resources. You should’ve asked their staff first if you could even do this without abusing their services. Their TOS is very clear regarding CPU abuse.

          YOU could have avoided this by just being more careful and deploying your database in pieces (which would only get the load to increase a tiny bit each time you’d deploy it).

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
  63. Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

    Sadly, I can’t stop laughing now.

    In IRC, you stated you weren’t sure why you had been suspended, and denied using a java script. Isn’t ElasticSearch by all regards a script?

    The admin whole suspended your account probably never looked into your vps to see which exact file, thus never violating your privacy, and as such assumed minecraft.

    You state you can’t do anything with bluevm, yet I do a ton with there service. (Mail, VPN, 3 Proxy nodes.)

    A ton of services around the internet have spam, because they have unreasonable customers like you. A person who made my service crawl to a halt as you abused said node into the ground.

    You were banned from IRC, as the owner of the company asked you multiple times for your ticket number so that he could look INTO the issue. You ignored him so many times, that he finally just said “Well guess he doesn’t want help….Kick.” You were also never banned from irc, simply kicked. As such, if you want to get your service restored or fixed, come chat with us, and in a kind way.

    Bluevm, isn’t a terrible service, you just don’t understand the limits of shared hosting.

    So you are creating a game server….

    Linode and Bluevm openvz are WAY different. Linode runs on XEN virtualization meaning that you have a closer connect to the actually hardware, and they don’t put as many clients on a box. Thus the price. Bluevm is for low usage, that you don’t need to spend $20 on per month.

    Actually I configure a ton of webservers, and it isn’t that hard at all. It just takes a little time, and some watching.

    You do realize you just used a fallacy, and attacked someone directly, as such your argument is invalid.

    Do you understand that is a massive cpu load when you import a database, as there is. Probably one of the hardest tasks usually for a database.

    You keep claiming bluevm is incompetent, please provide some proof, as I can’t find any.

    All the above pretty much answers all your excuses, and yet you still use the same argument over and over again, and yet you just keep using them over and over again.

    !i’m not staff, just someone annoyed at a person who can’t listen to what people try and tell them. Open your ears @andrelopes.

    April 23, 2013 @ 4:18 am | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      @Mun, how much BlueVM pay you to you to write so much?

      Here are the ticket exchange from the first suspension:

      1, Me:

      I’ve my account suspended. What is the reason? The website is not even on-line, I’m just deploying the webapp.
      Please reply.

      Best Regards,


      2, BlueVM:


      Your VPS was suspended for CPU Abuse. It had a load of 45+ for over 15 minutes, which was causing issues with other VPSes on the node. What was the webapp?

      If you require further support, please let us know.

      Best Regards,
      Jeff Fuhrman
      Systems Admin – Level 1 Technician
      Magiobiwan, MagiC3PO or MagiR2D2 on IRC


      3, Me:

      The webapp is Django + ElasticSearch + RabbitMQ. No other relevant components.

      I don’t see how I was doing CPU abuse. The webapp is not working for the public. When was the abuse done?

      I guess I will find another VPS. If the account does not handle a deployment, how can it handle a production environment?

      So the account is suspended, nothing to do about that?

      Best Regards,


      4, BlueVM:


      It’s only a BLUE3 server and you might want to consider the amount of CPU the script will be using and upgrade.

      Also, the script could be misconfigured causing the CPU to be abused. I’ll see if we can get logs to you, but if you promise to investigate and fix, I will unsuspend the server.

      Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Best Regards,
      Jordan Perkins
      BlueVM Communications


      5, Me:


      Please tell me with log information what component is abusing the CPU. How can you got the value “load of 45+”?

      I’ve all my other webapps on a Linode with 512MB RAM. This webapp it not as heavy as others I have. If this VPS does not handle, I just go back to Linode. It is stable and most important, I’ve never get an account suspended out of nothing. I cannot take a chance to have the website in production suspended.

      This last is very important, I just cannot have an account suspended out of nothing for 24h like in this case.

      Best Regards,
      Andé Lopes.


      6, Me:


      More than 24h pass and the account is not unsuspended.

      I wait for reply.


      7, BlueVM:


      As mentioned it wasn’t an issue on our end but rather one of your scripts started abusing the CPU. I have unsuspended your account but if this happens again your account will be suspended or terminated. Keep an eye on your processes using ‘top’ to make sure they aren’t using too many resources.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Best Regards,
      Michael Helfrich
      BlueVM Support Team


      8, Me:


      The VPS is now working for a few hours and there is no out of normal CPU usage.

      The only thing that I see that causes a CPU to load out of acceptable values is when I deploy the database. The database have 3gb+ of data, when I deploy a new version in this development phase the CPU will abuse of load. The deployment of the database usually takes 20 min max.

      My question is, there are any special time-frame(hours) that I can make the database deployment without get this account suspended?

      This is the only way that I have to minimize the CPU load. The website is almost finished. Maybe I will deploy more 1 or 2 times a new version of the data to the database.

      I wait for reply.

      Best Regards,


      9, BlueVM:


      If you try to do it during the late night to early morning hours, American time, you should be fine.

      If you require further support, please let us know.

      Best Regards,
      Jeff Fuhrman
      Systems Admin – Level 1 Technician
      Magiobiwan, MagiC3PO or MagiR2D2 on IRC

      AS you see I was angry in the tickets but not rude. I’m only get rude when I came to finish the site a few days later and I have the permanent suspension. There I got angry and rude. VERY ANGRY WITH THESE INCOMPETENTS. It is not acceptable put to much effort configuring a server, to try to know what’s wrong and get to suspend a second time out of nothing.

      Do you know what have made me laugh??? Do you really know? Ok,

      This is the ticket when I got the second suspension:

      1, Me:


      I’ve my account suspended again. What is the problem? The website is not even in production yet.

      I wait for reply.

      Best Regards.


      2, BlueVM:


      As of right now we are leaving your account permanently suspended. You brought the server load to 65+ and were abusing burst memory. This started affecting many of our users on that node. It looked like you were running bad minecraft scripts and you were warned about this before. Again sorry but we can’t keep giving you more chances when it affects other people.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Best Regards,
      Michael Helfrich
      BlueVM Support Team

      MINECRAFT scripts? Really. This is when I laugh and then got mad with these INCOMPETENTS. Minecraft scripts, really? I don’t even know what Minecraft was… This is a kids game. Like I’ve said before, BlueVM is not suitable to any real world usage, with this Minecraft reference I see that BlueVM is for children to play. If you do grow business you will give money for nothing, your account will be suspended because they will tell you that you are consuming a lot of resources and instead of this cheap prices you have to spend $50 bucks an a server that BlueVM will tell you that you need. Actually this proposition that BlueVM made me to buy a $50 month server was my second laugh.

      BlueVM proposition:


      I think you should consider a dedicated server…

      You think a load of 65 on a VPS is acceptable? VPS are for running smaller websites and projects.

      And it’s quite easy to misjudge what’s causing the abuse. We don’t go through your files.

      If BlueVM wasn’t suitable for a production environment, businesses wouldn’t be using us!

      We could probably do you a deal on a dedicated server for $50/month.

      Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Best Regards,
      Jordan Perkins
      BlueVM Communications

      $50 month server? Wow, from a bunch of guys that tell me that I’m using Minecraft, let me laugh a little and then got mad again with this level of INCOMPETENCE.


      April 23, 2013 @ 8:01 am | Reply
      • Lol skid:

        You first claimed you bought a $20 year vps then you say $6 month vps…

        Also they made you a cheap offer and warned u more than once. Now shut the shit.

        April 23, 2013 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          $20? Sorry, you must to read again.

          April 24, 2013 @ 9:47 am | Reply
      • Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

        Thank you for proving my point, as you have been fully unreasonable and the support tried to help you in more then one case.

        How much was I paid. $0.00, just a little bit of my personal time reading through your complaints.

        April 23, 2013 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          Of course you are paid or have some interest in BlueVM. How can an IT guy think that this is reasonable. Only a paid dude.

          April 24, 2013 @ 9:49 am | Reply
  64. Paul:

    Most of the providers on this website are unemployed kids that run a server from there bedroom, they get free board off mummy so can spend there dole money on a sever. Every opportunity you get you should write a review about BlueVM. Don’t feed these numbties with replies anymore because they don’t care, there having a good laugh at your expense. Good luck in your quest to find a decent host because you find them here.

    April 24, 2013 @ 12:29 pm | Reply
    • You a host I assume? we’re not kids and we are a registered company with owned hardware.

      April 24, 2013 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
      • andrelopes:

        So you are from BlueVM? If you have notice I’m really mad with “BlueVM”. You have made lost a lot of time configuring a web server just for nothing. My complain here are not even for the money(it is insignificant), it is really about the lost time. Ishaq, you just can’t continue to have a service like this. Do you think this situation is normal? Really? Do not play with peoples time and effort, and begin to have some respect for paying customers, because all the business is made out of confidence and respect.

        With a loss of confidence, the customer is gone. And there are some that go but got angry, just like me.

        April 24, 2013 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
  65. Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

    Once again you assume that I am payed, and I have stated multiple times that I am not. I host with bluevm, but I have no stake in the company, and if it were to fail it would not make happy nor unhappy. It is simply a company. I have built my network on the ability to have whole providers, networks, etc. to die and still be up.

    In any case as an IT guy, I think you were abusing your shared virtual private server, as I have never been able to get to a load of 65 on anything, however I know it is possible as a simple Apache Benchmark test can make loads of 100+ on an optimized machine when there is large database queries at stake. Like the one you were testing.

    So once again, you use the exact same statement. I must be paid, but what would I need to do to prove that I’m not? Have the owner of the company say that I’m not? You wouldn’t believe him either. Heck you wouldn’t even the give the owner of Bluevm the time of day when he asked multiple times for your ticket, and I told you to give it to him as well.

    @paul I am employed, I don’t host servers from my bedroom, and neither does bluevm. The owner of bluevm doesn’t live with his mom.

    “Every opportunity you get you should write a review about BlueVM.” Ughh, you do realize he created loads of 65+. That is heavily unreasonable. That is maxing out all available cores on a 16 core node by a factor of 4+. Not to mention he overcommitment his 4 core instance by more then 12 times what he should have been. As such this isn’t bluevm’s fault, rather @andre’s. You can’t expect to have a whole cluster of servers from one $6 node. It is just silly.

    “Don’t feed these numbties with replies anymore because they don’t care, there having a good laugh at your expense.” I am not a numbties, and I’m not laughing. I really do care, and thus this long post.

    “Good luck in your quest to find a decent host because you find them here.” O_O? wasn’t your statement that we don’t understand, yet you say we find decent hosts here? I am confused.

    April 24, 2013 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      Of course you are paid or have some interest is this scam called BlueVM “company”. How much money you have done with this scam? If you did none I advise you to read a Portuguese author called José Saramago and his book called Blindness. English version here: http://www.amazon.com/Blindness-Jose-Saramago/dp/0151002517

      April 24, 2013 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
      • Please stop posting false information. No one is interested. We don’t overload our servers and we don’t tolerate people who use loads of 65 and can’t understand that it’s abusing our machines.

        Mun is not paid or given anything free in exchange for “arguing” with people who post negative reviews, he is just a respected client.

        Thanks for all the support guys.


        April 24, 2013 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          I’m just writing about a guy that is defending an absurdity. It is absurd to think that this is normal, because it is not normal.

          April 24, 2013 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          What false information?

          April 24, 2013 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          It’s absurd to think you can get dedicated resources when using OpenVZ virtualization. And then go nag about it and annoy the staff that your account got blocked for getting a too high load.

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
      • Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

        I have made $0.00 from Bluevm, and it isn’t a scam. It is a shared Virtual Private Hosting business that you tried to by all regard Denial of Service on.

        April 24, 2013 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          For me it is a scam. When I contract such features I should not get blocked/suspended by doing a deployment. If you can’t even deploy, how can you call this not scam service? You pay a $6 service, they block you and propose a $50 service. This is not serious, this guys should not even sell this as a service suitable for real world purposes because it is not! Telling that this service is usable is a scam!

          April 24, 2013 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          I use it for real world usage. I have stresses some servers out. Just that you had applications running that you were aware of that might abuse the CPU, is not their fault. You bought OpenVZ virtualization when you could’ve bought KVM virtualization. You have been, as you claimed yourself, in this business for 13 years (or 15). You should have known that you were going to have to SHARE the CPU with the other users and didn’t get a DEDICATED amount of CPU like you get with KVM. This is pretty much YOUR OWN fault. They did block you for valid reasons. So quit bitching and learn that this is only 1 person his fault, YOUR OWN.

          April 24, 2013 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          I use BlueVM myself and NEVER HAD AN ISSUE regarding ABUSING the node. It’s your OWN fault that you didn’t read up on virtualization techniques beforehand. Now you are mad because YOU made a FEW horrible mistakes. Don’t make me laugh, please.

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
    • Paul:

      @Cameron Munroe AKA Mun
      You are so far up your own arse it doesn’t surprise me your confused, anyway it should read ‘Good luck in your quest to find a decent host because you WON’T find them here.

      April 24, 2013 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
      • Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

        That is because you needed to edit the “won’t” in.

        Also last time I checked I am breathing fresh clean air.

        April 25, 2013 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  66. Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:


    web1-il-us.munroenet.com –> Hosted by bluevm
    web1-ca-us.munroenet.com –> Hosted by bluevm
    web1-ny-us.munroenet.com –> Hosted by bluevm

    http://www.bulkrdns.com/ –> Hosted by bluevm

    If it was a scam, then how could I be hosting with it?

    It is not normal to have someone use 65+ load, like you did. You were damaging a node, and if you don’t understand that, go look it up. There are topics on what is acceptable and what isn’t.

    So what if you were trying to import a database, you can’t import all the data on google into a VPS, as there is simply not enough room. There are limits, and since it is 3 gigs+ database there is even more problems. I mean did you unzip and import or just import and allow the unzipping to happen inline, as that will add more load as well.

    It is absurd to think that you were using a shared service in a proper manner.

    They have a right to say that you need to move up to a larger plan where you can put as much as you would like on a node. A dedi means you are the only one on said box and can have the load to 100000000000000+ if you like. However, in a shared hosting environment you are directly affecting me in a negative way, as such bluevm did the right thing and removed/suspended you.

    Linode’s $20 plan is far far different then a bluevm one. Linode’s are built with heavy processing in mind, and the CPUs auto scale. Meaning that in all actuality, you using 100% all the time wouldn’t be bad on there node, as they simply would slow down the speed against you so that other users could have the cpu as they needed it (fair share.) However, on openvz that isn’t possible. It tries to process as much as it can as fast as it can, however it leads to instability due to its nature.

    April 24, 2013 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      Mun, all the scams give benefits for a few. You are one of those few that benefit the scam? You can give all the examples, I’m a live example, first person experience. I cannot get a real world website in production because I got suspended! This is not normal dude, if you think this is normal you are wrong! As I said before I advise you to read José Saramago, Blindness, http://www.amazon.com/Blindness-Jose-Saramago/dp/0151002517

      It is not a 100% cure but give you some clues to open you eyes because it is Blindness.

      April 24, 2013 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
      • Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

        It isn’t a scam, you are constantly throwing that out as you are blind to the fact that you were abusing a shared service. You don’t wish to admit it and when offered help you ignored it. You are the one at fault, and this isn’t the hosts problem.

        I mean you stated “You are one of those few that benefit the scam?” with a question mark as you aren’t even sure. You words aren’t even definitive.

        “I cannot get a real world website in production because I got suspended.” Actually many shared hosts like Bluevm will eventually have to tell there larger customers to move to a dedicated server, as they outgrow there plan. You couldn’t host WHT on a single VPS, it just doesn’t have the umph needed.

        Also I am not wrong, what physical evidence do you even backing that up?

        “It is not a 100% cure but give you some clues to open you eyes because it is Blindness.” Maybe you should read the book, and then get one on listening, as bluevm offered multiple times to help you, yet you ignored them. Your own blindness clouds your judgement.

        April 24, 2013 @ 7:23 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          I think you need medical help otherwise you are benefiting a lot of this scam service.

          April 24, 2013 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          In all honesty. andrelopes, you were in the business for what 13 years? Or what did you claim? And you didn’t know differences in virtualization? I’m sorry, stop constantly attacking BlueVM for things YOU DID WRONG. The only one who is doing stuff wrong, is you. You are slandering BlueVM for what YOU did wrong. In all honesty, shut your mouth and learn that YOU were wrong.

          April 24, 2013 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
        • andrelopes:

          No selten98, you can’t call this a service, because it is not designed to the real world. And because of that I call it a scam! This is a demo VPS, and not worth $6. This service is a shell that if you try do do something with it you will be suspended. What I did wrong is to not read about this scam, because the scam is documented on the web.

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          I use my VPS’. They are not a scam, just noob users who don’t know what they can and can’t do start shouting that when they get suspended. An example, you. You start shouting they are not capable of things. Yet your database deployment itself wanted 45!!!!!! CPU cores. How is THAT normal? It’s not a scam. They have 2000+ VPS’ deployed and you call it a scam? All hosts have negative reviews somewhere. Maybe linode doesn’t but yea, Linode is $20, BlueVM is $15 cheaper. 1/4th of the price. FOR KVM. They can’t offer you the same service as linode. So stop whining, please.

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          I’m aware of those. I’ve been using BlueVM for a few months now and never had a single issue. Care to explain that?

          April 24, 2013 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
        • selten98:

          Your so called ‘experience’ is not even good. And you failed horribly. You shouldn’t be in IT, you should be working in a factory for packaging stuff or something. Doesn’t seem like you can get much better work tbh. You are just mad because YOU failed.

          April 25, 2013 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
  67. Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

    So now you just say I need medical help…. WOW, that is your argument. As of this point I have demonstrated that you are at fault or your comments are unwarranted, as such I am done replying to your nonsense, if it is going to be “I think you need medical help otherwise you are benefiting a lot of this scam service.”

    April 24, 2013 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
    • andrelopes:

      Dude, a scam is a scam. If you can’t see that this is a scam service I can’t do nothing for you. Just don’t tell me that this is a good service because it is not.

      April 24, 2013 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
      • Cameron Munroe AKA Mun:

        It is a good service. Just not for people who don’t know how to run a server. Or people who want to run a solution that needs to be on a dedicated server, on a tiny little vps.

        I’m only here to argue with your illogical points of view. I like to argue my points through as it is good practice.

        April 25, 2013 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  68. andrelopes:

    I must to laugh a little with this. So BlueVM unsuspended my account and have send to me a new “Customer Invoice”? Dudes, forget about it, you have lost a customer. What you sell is a non service. I’m here only to tell everybody what have happen to me and tell that this is a really bad service. So no one will loose time and effort.

    April 24, 2013 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
    • You still haven’t provide any information that supports ur claim on any fact. For the fact blue vm is rock solid service. You need to just tuck ur tail and not post any more here André.

      April 24, 2013 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
    • LukeT:

      You can’t sit there and blame BlueVM for anything. And just for the record a “Non-Service” doesn’t exist. BlueVM is still a service no matter what.
      I have a few VMs with them and I”ve had no issues. I and another 500+ customers can say the same. You’re the one who abused it. You broke their TOS/AUP.

      April 24, 2013 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  69. I think , andre or whatever he is , just getting on our nerves now. he had is message deleivered , now he is just messing around. Its time Liam or someone ask him to to stop or get the fck out of here.

    April 25, 2013 @ 5:27 am | Reply
  70. tempest:

    Writing here for the first time to report my great experience with BlueVM; I’ve been using my BLUE3 VPS for almost a year now and it’s easily the best low end instance I’ve ever run in years. The performance is great for the price, and BlueVM support went out of its way a couple times to assist me.

    April 25, 2013 @ 12:27 pm | Reply
  71. LukeT:

    Someone really needs to prod Liam or one of the admins about this “andrelopes”. He’s likely just messing around due to the lack of anything else to do and feels that harming a host is fun. BTW look up the definition of scam. BlueVM doesn’t meet it :)

    April 25, 2013 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
    • seriesn:

      Bored kids, being bored.

      April 26, 2013 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Butthurt kid is butthurt.

      April 28, 2013 @ 10:19 am | Reply
  72. netmanager:

    Customer Service is good but the Buffalo node has been down now for an installation of Feathur!!! It has been over 12 hours. This was unannounced outage. Bluevm said they will be doing this on all their Nodes! I hope not in this manner.

    August 12, 2013 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
    • netmanager:

      Justin solved my problem, seems like there was some confusion. I must say again that the customer service at Bluevm is great. Problems will occur, it is the nature of computing but it’s how you treat customers when there are problems that matters. No lame excuses at Bluevm just courteous service.

      August 13, 2013 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
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    October 19, 2013 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  74. Lostforever:

    Every week, every goddam week I am offline.

    Just like today: Offline since approx. 10 hours. Tickets not answered. Login to Cpanel not possible. No announcements.

    BlueVM is run by kids.

    December 23, 2013 @ 11:03 am | Reply
  75. Addam:

    Been a client of bluevm for quite a while and never any issues besides a forgotten password. We run as a web server heavy loaded all the time. Always near the peak never over, never suspended, sites always ping.

    March 10, 2014 @ 1:59 am | Reply

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