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BuffaloVPS - $5.99 512MB Xen VPS in Chicago

BuffaloVPS A new promotion from BuffaloVPS, which was sent to me by Chris from ChicagoVPS, whom I presume is “helping out” looking after the shop while Adam is taking a break. Anyway. It’s Xen this time, which hasn’t been “on sale” at ChicagoVPS/BuffaloVPS for quite sometime. Use coupon code Xensale to take the Xen VPS “Standard” package down to $5.99/month. Direct order link here.

  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

PayPal only. Servers with ColoCrossing in Chicago IL (test IP: Both ChicagoVPS and BuffaloVPS have been regularly featured here so do check out some of the comments and reviews. As far as I can see, Chris/Jeremiah/Adam provide quite active support. Their OpenVZ VPS might be a bit overloaded, but with Xen VPS you pretty much get dedicated memory and disk space.

Latest posts by LEA (see all)


  1. How many IPv4 comes with the 5.99 plan?

    September 30, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
  2. Yes LEA is correct it is only 1.

    I will be back next week from my trip :)



    September 30, 2011 @ 3:14 pm
  3. IPv6?

    September 30, 2011 @ 3:26 pm
    • Not yet, however our provider is finally getting ready to support it :)

      October 2, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
  4. BuzzPoet:

    No Debian 6?

    September 30, 2011 @ 8:54 pm
  5. Houzuo Guo:

    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo :-D

    October 1, 2011 @ 12:56 am
    • I could have sworn that this was Pony country….


      October 1, 2011 @ 1:05 am
  6. HuluWa:

    Do they still resell ChicagoVPS?

    October 1, 2011 @ 1:36 am
  7. # cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -n 8
    processor	: 0
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 30
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping	: 5
    cpu MHz		: 2666.666
    cache size	: 8192 KB
    # dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=4k conv=fdatasync 2>&1 | tail -n 1
    268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 4.49753 seconds, 59.7 MB/s
    # wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-10-01 02:03:18--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    100%[==========================================>] 104,857,600 10.6M/s   in 9.6s    
    2011-10-01 02:03:28 (10.4 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    October 1, 2011 @ 6:05 am
  8. denos:

    I would avoid this one. My machine was not provisioned properly (“Destination Unreachable”) and I’ve had an open ticket for hours. I also tried to reach them via live chat but no luck. I would recommend going with another provider if uptime and responsiveness are important to you.

    October 1, 2011 @ 6:15 pm
    • Denos,

      We are having a few issues right now that we are trying to fix that take higher priority.

      appreciate your patience.



      October 2, 2011 @ 2:44 pm
    • denos:

      Update: The issue was resolved. Now that I have access to the VPS, I will say that it is snappy and the outbound bandwidth is better than expected. Although I will still say that they need to work on improving their response times, I can’t really complain too much for $6/month.

      October 3, 2011 @ 3:48 am
  9. Ricky:

    What kind of templates are available? It is not stated in the offer page I suppose..

    October 2, 2011 @ 4:17 am
  10. Pinoy:

    Ordered one today and still waiting for my VPS information. I wish they would set it up today.

    October 4, 2011 @ 3:12 am
    • Hello,

      Everyone should be provisioned, it your not please submit a ticket as something may have went wrong.



      October 4, 2011 @ 3:32 am
      • Pinoy:

        My vps is already provisioned but cannot login to the server. I already submitted a ticket. :)

        October 4, 2011 @ 4:10 am
      • Tobey Cook:

        I submitted a ticket as well, since I’m still waiting for provisioning and server information.

        October 4, 2011 @ 7:45 pm
  11. f9:

    Very excited to try this out. I’ve been digging around for great VPS prices to use for a new startup project.

    October 5, 2011 @ 3:58 pm
  12. ChinnoDog:

    Ordered on Friday, received confirmation at 2:14pm. VM wouldn’t boot though. Went to live chat, was told it takes a few minutes to set up so I left it alone and tried it later. Still won’t boot. I put in a ticket yesterday but it doesn’t appear on the support site anymore and I didn’t get a copy of it in email like the support site said I would. I put in a new ticket, #326187. 48+hrs and still don’t have a working VM. I don’t know about this….

    October 16, 2011 @ 8:04 pm
    • ChinnoDog:

      3+ days now, still don’t have a bootable VPS account. I’ve used the automated reinstall and can’t boot it after that either.

      October 17, 2011 @ 8:41 pm
      • Hello,

        I will make sure to tell Adam about this, I know he has been very sick the past few days. But still no excuse for the delay.



        October 17, 2011 @ 8:43 pm
        • Chris Fabozzi,
          when will you ‘1024’ again?

          October 17, 2011 @ 9:58 pm
  13. ghost:

    paid already half day, didn’t enable yet,
    live chat isn’t enable too…

    November 7, 2011 @ 6:28 pm
  14. mike:

    i wouldn’t suggest these guys.
    after 1 month they suspended my account for non-payment…
    i have paypal invoices stating it was payed 5 days ago…
    their response via ticket support was less than adequate (listed lower)
    IMO rookies.


    Your VPS is unsuspended now.

    Luc Ayotte
    BuffaloVPS Support Tech

    November 8, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

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