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BuffaloVPS – $5.99 512MB Xen VPS in Chicago

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 30, 2011 @ 2:39 pm, by LowEndAdmin
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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.


  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
    • We have our own machine now through ChicagoVPS



      October 2, 2011 @ 2:44 pm
  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
    --2011-10-01 02:03:18--
    Connecting to||: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
    • We can supply you with any template you need.



      October 2, 2011 @ 2:44 pm
  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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