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BuffaloVPS – $6.99 1GB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago

Tags: , , Date/Time: April 18, 2011 @ 11:51 am, by LowEndAdmin

BuffaloVPS Adam from BuffaloVPS emailed me their special promotion for their OpenVZ VPS in Chicago. Use promo code prof7 to get their “Professional” package down to $6.99/month recurring. Sign up link here.

  • 1024MB memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 1500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Or use promo code stan6 to get the “Standard” package for $5.99/month recurring. Sign up link here.

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

VPS will be deployed in Chicago instead of in Buffalo NY, as their new datacenter is still being completed. They are reselling the servers from ChicagoVPS/Velocity Servers/ColoCrossing (see Chris’ comment here) — so these are the same plans as ChicagoVPS’s. With a huge discount those promo codes give, I guess they either have a large margin, or a very limited offer as loss leader to gain market share.

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54 Comments

  1. Tom:

    Stop building DCs in the USA, we could use some 1GB LEB offers in Europe! ;)

    April 18, 2011 @ 12:24 pm
    • Gary:

      The problem is that power’s much more expensive here, so providers have to squeeze more VMs on a box to break even. :(

      April 18, 2011 @ 12:47 pm
      • Tom:

        A DC 10KM away from me only charges 0,26 eu per kwh :)

        April 18, 2011 @ 1:04 pm
      • Gary,

        We do anything but squeeze as many VPS’s on each box. We have very good pricing, so we can afford to give our customers great pricing.

        Thanks,

        Adam

        April 18, 2011 @ 2:25 pm
    • Tom,

      I know ChicagoVPS is looking to expand to Europe in the next few months as well. Since they will offer it, we will be able to also.

      Thanks,

      Adam

      April 18, 2011 @ 2:26 pm
      • Tom:

        Nice, there own dc or colo? And what country will that be?

        April 18, 2011 @ 2:55 pm
        • Tom,

          It would be with Blue Square I believe that’s who they are talking with. So it would be a colo.

          Regards,

          ADam

          April 18, 2011 @ 3:40 pm
  2. Josh:

    Signing up was easy enough. The Paypal auto subscription goes through ChicagoVPS. Site claims auto setup, though its been around a half hour and no server details have reached my inbox yet.

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
    • It’s WHMCS and SolusVM, just look in My Services in WHMCS and all your details will be there if it is actually setup

      April 18, 2011 @ 2:02 pm
    • Josh,

      We actually didnt have an available IP for you. Im moving some over now.

      Thanks,

      Adam

      April 18, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
      • Josh:

        Thank you Tim and Adam! I was able to log in with no issues.

        April 18, 2011 @ 3:28 pm
  3. blacky:

    They offer CentOS 5 x86_64/w Kloxo, it’s strange because Kloxo supports CentOS (RHEL) 5 32 bit only as I know.

    April 18, 2011 @ 2:27 pm
    • Tom:

      Read their forums, it’s a matter of rewiring some paths to make it work.

      April 18, 2011 @ 2:54 pm
  4. zidit:

    Could you pls provide test IP and possible IP range I can get after order?

    April 18, 2011 @ 3:16 pm
    • Zidit,

      You can ping chi-vps9.chicagovps.net.

      Regards,

      Adam

      April 18, 2011 @ 3:42 pm
      • zidit:

        Already order and receive VPS detail but not like IP address. Can you pls change it :)

        BTW, ticket also sent for this request #772983

        I will very appreciate if you can change it for me

        Many thanks

        April 18, 2011 @ 3:47 pm
        • Steve:

          You don’t “like” the I.P address?

          I’m somewhat confused.

          April 18, 2011 @ 4:13 pm
        • Zidit,

          It has been changed :)

          Thanks,

          Adam

          April 18, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
        • zidit:

          Many thank for support :)

          April 18, 2011 @ 4:21 pm
        • Not a lucky number? LOL :)

          April 19, 2011 @ 12:09 am
  5. Linh Nguyen:

    I’ve ordered one, how long does it take to activate the VPS?

    April 18, 2011 @ 9:14 pm
  6. 1024MB memory is burstable or guaranteed?

    April 18, 2011 @ 11:46 pm
    • Both oomguarpages and privvmpages are set to the same value (1GB) I believe.

      April 18, 2011 @ 11:51 pm
  7. When would the Buffalo DC VPS available? That is perhaps the US VPS I can get closest to my home :)

    April 19, 2011 @ 12:09 am
    • Geek,

      In the next couple months it will be ready.

      Regards,

      Adam

      April 19, 2011 @ 1:15 am
  8. Michael:

    I received the following error while ordering:

    This payment cannot be completed and your account has not been charged. Please contact your merchant for more information.

    April 19, 2011 @ 12:37 am
  9. bob:

    What’s the privvmpages setting for these servers?

    April 19, 2011 @ 8:17 am
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      1GB. LowEndAdmin sorta said above.

      April 19, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
    • Bob,

      Daniel is right. 1GB

      Regards,

      Adam

      April 19, 2011 @ 11:45 pm
    • bob:

      Ok thanks.

      The reason I ask is because processes like PHP and mysql seem to allocate way more memory than they ever use, so I use 100% of privvmpages while using only 1/3 of the limit for oomguarpages. I believe oomguarpages is the amount of memory actually being used, so it seems like I can never use more than 1/3 of the memory.

      Is there any way to solve this problem?

      April 20, 2011 @ 3:24 am
      • That’s why most sensible OpenVZ VPS providers would give you some “burstable” memory.

        Providers say that they are not overselling, but setting privvmpages the same as oomguarpages. I think it is just trying to mislead those who are not familiar with OpenVZ. You can still oversell, and the only guarantee is that you will never be able to actually use the memory that you are guaranteed to have.

        April 20, 2011 @ 3:56 am
  10. Jonathan:

    I clicked on the 6.99 promo link, and then did the first step, but I see the price is showing 14.99, not 6.99. Is this promo over?

    April 20, 2011 @ 12:37 am
    • It will show $6.99 in the shopping cart page, after the promo code has been applied.

      April 20, 2011 @ 12:54 am
      • Jonathan:

        OK great you’re right. Seems an amazing deal. Looking good so far. You’ll notice though that the template choices at order-time are limited. You’ll find more choices in the SolusVM CP if you do a reinstall. Also, the Debian 6 template throws errors when you install or update packages. Hopefully this can be fixed. Interestingly however, I chose Debian 5 for the initial order, and not knowing about the additional OS reinstall choices, I went ahead and upgraded from Lenny to Squeeze and it went fine! And you can update/install packages no problem after that. If anyone knows a fix to the Debian 6 template issue though please advise. Anyway, just running the CentOS 5 template for now.. Another interesting note is that CentOS 5.6 (which you get after you yum update) seems to consume double the memory of 5.5 ootb (~30MB vs ~15MB w/5.5). Anyway all seems good and a random disk I/O check yields pleasing results:
        [root@web ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/output.img bs=8k count=256k
        262144+0 records in
        262144+0 records out
        2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 3.40253 seconds, 631 MB/s

        April 20, 2011 @ 1:58 pm
        • Adam:

          Whats the output of the cpuinfo?

          April 20, 2011 @ 2:13 pm
      • Jonathan:

        See http://pastebin.com/M1yBeWGM for cat /proc/cpuinfo

        April 20, 2011 @ 2:27 pm
  11. Michael:

    What’s the policy regarding irc / proxies / adult content ?

    April 21, 2011 @ 9:53 pm
  12. Michael,

    All of those are allowed as long as its legal.

    Regards,

    Adam

    April 21, 2011 @ 10:37 pm
  13. Someone:

    A bit disappointed that my VPS has been inaccessible for the past 5 or 6 hours. Not a great start…

    April 22, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
    • If this is the case why is there no ticket? We can not fix a problem that we do not know about…. Please open a ticket.

      Thanks,

      Adam

      April 23, 2011 @ 1:27 pm
  14. Chris:
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 30
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2666.754
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov                                                                                                                                                              pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm const                                                                                                                                                             ant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_                                                                                                                                                             1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 5333.50
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    processor       : 1
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 30
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2666.754
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 1
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 2
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov                                                                                                                                                              pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm const                                                                                                                                                             ant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_                                                                                                                                                             1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 5333.32
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    processor       : 2
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 30
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2666.754
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 2
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 4
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov                                                                                                                                                              pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm const                                                                                                                                                             ant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_                                                                                                                                                             1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 5333.34
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    processor       : 3
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 30
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2666.754
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 3
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 6
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov                                                                                                                                                              pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm const                                                                                                                                                             ant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_                                                                                                                                                             1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 5333.24
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: [8]
    
    April 25, 2011 @ 11:57 am
  15. Jonathan:

    Just to note, the IP I was provisioned is blacklisted by Barracuda and SORBS-SPAM (checked via mxtoolbox). While I’m not overly concerned about this, others may be.

    April 27, 2011 @ 4:37 am
  16. Jon,

    All you have to do is ask for a new IP, it is possible that someone before you was spamming on it and we did not know it was blacklisted. All of our IPs are not black listed. Please open a ticket if you want a new IP.

    Thanks,

    Adam

    April 27, 2011 @ 6:35 pm
    • Jonathan Brown:

      OK thanks, I could just wind up using this as a DNS server, so not a big deal. Did not mean to imply that your IP’s are all blacklisted; often Barracuda just blacklists for having a generic PTR, so a lot of times it doesn’t mean much anyway and can be very easy to remove.

      April 28, 2011 @ 12:16 am
  17. Nick:

    If I were to switch hosting providers how difficult is it to move from shared to this vps?

    Thanks in advanced!

    April 28, 2011 @ 6:23 am
  18. Chris:

    I myself have never had shared hosting lol, though I’m assuming it would be as easy as to buy a vps set up your hosting programs, apache php ect then copy your files over in the exact file structure, and then update your domain to redirect to the ip of your vps. though i have never moved from shared to vps.

    April 28, 2011 @ 1:59 pm
  19. Chris:

    databases may also need to be updated, if you try this make sure to fully backup before you move anything

    April 28, 2011 @ 2:01 pm
  20. Hey Guys,

    Adam over here at BuffaloVPS is wanting to celebrate Chris’s birthday as well! We have talked him into running the “Chris Special” at BuffaloVPS as well. Shoot over an email to billing and see what they might have in store for Chris’s birthday!

    Thanks,

    Jeremiah

    April 30, 2011 @ 9:38 pm
    • Chris:

      Lol the Chris special xD. My name is Chris too do i get a special deal xD (im currently with you guys)

      xD, and my birthday is also coming up may 11th =] the big 21 :D

      May 5, 2011 @ 7:50 am
  21. Michael Hampton:

    I don’t see a Debian 6 (Squeeze) option. Any plans to add this soon?

    May 4, 2011 @ 7:17 pm
    • I know Quickweb is holding off on adding them in….

      May 4, 2011 @ 7:34 pm
      • Michael Hampton:

        Ah, it was not on the order page, but it was listed under Reinstall OS. Now i have a nice squeeze box!

        May 4, 2011 @ 9:31 pm
        • Michael,

          I was typing out the reply to this but you got to it before me :) But yes its not on the order form but as you can see we have many more ooptions on the reinstall list.

          Regards,

          Adam

          May 4, 2011 @ 9:34 pm
  22. Asked for domain transfer code as I am moving away from this host it was very good aside from the occasional maintenance downtime. They we’re very prompt in replying to my questions and resolving any issues I had until I found a better deal and decided to transfer away. It’s been almost a week since I requested my domain transfer code and Jeremiah still hasn’t replied. So if you want to have a good host but don’t want to fight with the support upon transferring away from them I’d say don’t choose these guys. If you plan on hosting all your VPS through Buffalo VPS and don’t plan on moving these guys are great. Just so we’re clear I was paying on this host every month religiously for over a year.

    July 28, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

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