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BuyVM – $25/Year KVM VPS in Buffalo, NY

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: August 31, 2012 @ 6:27 pm, by Asim Zeeshan

BuyVM Francisco emailed us to intimate that they will have some stock in a new location Buffalo, NY, the official launch date was 29th August but due to one reason or the other the LEB post has been delayed.

128MB OpenVZ

  • 128MB memory
  • 256MB Burst
  • 15GB Disk space
  • 500GB/month BW on Gbit
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 16 x IPv6
  • OpenVZ / Stallion Panel

$15.00/yearOrder Link

128MB KVM

  • 128MB memory
  • 15GB Disk space
  • 500GB/month BW on Gbit
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 16 x IPv6
  • KVM / Stallion Panel


$25.00/year
Order Link

256MB OpenVZ

  • 256MB memory
  • 512MB Burst
  • 30GB Disk space
  • 1000GB/month BW on Gbit
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 16 x IPv6
  • OpenVZ / Stallion Panel

$3.50/monthOrder Link

256MB KVM

  • 256MB memory
  • 30GB Disk space
  • 1000GB/month BW on Gbit
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 16 x IPv6
  • KVM / Stallion Panel


$5.00/month
Order Link

512MB OpenVZ

  • 512MB memory
  • 1024MB Burst
  • 50GB Disk space
  • 2000GB/month BW on Gbit
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 16 x IPv6
  • OpenVZ / Stallion Panel

$5.95/monthOrder Link

KVM is released in a limited quantity but OpenVZ (except the yearly plans) tend to stay much longer. The node’s hardware in New York is made up of E5 2630L’s, 64GB RAM, 8 x 1.5TB SATA 3 drives and a 128GB Samsung read cache.

There is no difference in price between the two available locations. Right now, the backup VPS is not available for New York location. DDOS filtering is also ‘in the works’ for New York location. I must point out that not all packages meet the LEB Criteria (of course price wise) but its worth mentioning.

Freebies includes 5GB of free backup space and DNS hosting under their BuyVM+ product. They also offer “Offloaded MySQL” add-on for a small fee of $1.00/month.

Stock is released at 01pm GMT-7 and 04am GMT-7 to cater for different customers in different timezones. To view the stock availability for each location, use the handy tool DoesBuyVMhaveStock.com (dont ignore the tabs for location on top of the page).

Supported payment method is PayPal and Credit Card. There have been some bumps in past but they have mostly positive reviews and a large fan base. You can find a detailed review of 128MB OpenVZ yearly at 96MB along with an extensive review of their KVM product line (part 1 and part 2). They have had an awesome tl;dr version of AUP and TOS but I cannot seem to find it since they moved to another wiki.

Oh and by the way, the stock in New York (including OpenVZ & KVM) has total capacity as below so I am pretty sure there is something for everyone whose interested

520 128MBs
280 256MBs
280 512MBs
40 1GBs
40 2GBs

84 Comments

  1. john:

    You’re advertising empty store?

    August 31, 2012 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
    • Please create an account with BuyVM if you don’t have one, Create a ticket to get it approved. Then order a VPS at the stock timings noted above.

      Its been almost 5 days of people ordering VMs from BuyVM so its not an empty store in my opinion

      August 31, 2012 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  2. Hi Asim,

    Thanks :)

    The backup storage is available in NY actually.

    Francisco

    August 31, 2012 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
  3. Matt:

    Francisco,

    May I request/suggest that you put the server time on http://www.doesbuyvmhavestock.com/. It seems as though the “Last update” time is quite a few minutes in the future of all ntp times.

    August 31, 2012 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
    • Matt:

      I may have misunderstood what the “Last update” column is. But it still may be useful for others to have server time when we are looking for 1pm and 4am :) My refresh finger gets tired!

      August 31, 2012 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
  4. Bob:

    Buffalo: 209.251.62.1 – San Jose: 205.185.112.1 – am I right?

    August 31, 2012 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
    • 199.195.255.1 for Buffalo :)

      No idea where you got that 209.

      Francisco

      August 31, 2012 @ 10:05 pm | Reply
      • Bob:
        August 31, 2012 @ 10:20 pm | Reply
        • Aah, that was an old IP that colocrossing gave us :)

          The 199.195.255.1 is an IP off our router over there

          Telia went online a few days ago for us.

          Francisco

          August 31, 2012 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
      • Bob:
         1. 192.168.0.100                                     0.0%     3    0.7   0.7   0.6   0.7   0.1
         2. rdsl-hmbg-de03.nw.mediaways.net                   0.0%     3   19.1  19.1  18.4  19.8   0.7
         3. 195.71.143.146                                    0.0%     3   17.1  18.8  17.1  20.6   1.7
         4. 84.16.10.1                                        0.0%     3  102.8  70.9  42.8 102.8  30.2
         5. Xe7-0-6-0-grtpareq2.red.telefonica-wholesale.net  0.0%     3   41.0  57.3  41.0  75.4  17.3
         6. prs-b8-link.telia.net                             0.0%     3   43.3  40.4  39.0  43.3   2.5
         7. prs-bb1-link.telia.net                            0.0%     3   41.4  42.0  41.0  43.5   1.3
         8. nyk-bb1-link.telia.net                            0.0%     3  115.7 138.7 115.7 183.6  38.9
         9. buf-b1-link.telia.net                             0.0%     3  125.6 125.6 124.8 126.4   0.8
        10. giglinx-ic-155660-buf-b1.c.telia.net              0.0%     3  129.0 129.5 129.0 130.3   0.7
         1. 199.195.255.1                                    33.3%     3  123.7 123.6 123.4 123.7   0.2
        
        August 31, 2012 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
      • Bob:
         1. 192.168.0.100                                     0.0%     3    0.7   0.7   0.6   0.7   0.1
         2. rdsl-hmbg-de03.nw.mediaways.net                   0.0%     3   19.1  19.1  18.4  19.8   0.7
         3. 195.71.143.146                                    0.0%     3   17.1  18.8  17.1  20.6   1.7
         4. 84.16.10.1                                        0.0%     3  102.8  70.9  42.8 102.8  30.2
         5. Xe7-0-6-0-grtpareq2.red.telefonica-wholesale.net  0.0%     3   41.0  57.3  41.0  75.4  17.3
         6. prs-b8-link.telia.net                             0.0%     3   43.3  40.4  39.0  43.3   2.5
         7. prs-bb1-link.telia.net                            0.0%     3   41.4  42.0  41.0  43.5   1.3
         8. nyk-bb1-link.telia.net                            0.0%     3  115.7 138.7 115.7 183.6  38.9
         9. buf-b1-link.telia.net                             0.0%     3  125.6 125.6 124.8 126.4   0.8
        10. giglinx-ic-155660-buf-b1.c.telia.net              0.0%     3  129.0 129.5 129.0 130.3   0.7
         1. 199.195.255.1                                    33.3%     3  123.7 123.6 123.4 123.7   0.2
        August 31, 2012 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
      • Bob:

        MTR from Telefonica VDSL (Hamburg, Germany, Europe) – http://pastebin.com/Z52ZVVwN

        August 31, 2012 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
  5. 128MB OpenVZ (San Jose)


    [root@xfigue ~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2012-09-01 02:24:24-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: â100mb.test.1â

    100%[============================================================>] 104,857,600 21.7M/s in 4.9s

    2012-09-01 02:24:29 (20.5 MB/s) - 100mb.test.


    [root@xfigue ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 10.9106 s, 98.4 MB/s

    nice! :)

    August 31, 2012 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
  6. Ben:

    Why is this up? I thought that when there was no stock there weren’t meant to be any listings.

    That said does their kvm support OpenBSD?

    August 31, 2012 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
    • There’s public stock?

      There’s still a bit more KVM coming up.

      Lots of OpenVZ though :)

      OpenBSD works just fine.

      Francisco

      September 1, 2012 @ 12:29 am | Reply
  7. Hi, will there be constant stock updates from now on?

    September 1, 2012 @ 12:08 am | Reply
    • We’re not going to always be ordering nodes, no.

      we have enough nodes that I figure with cancellations we can keep fresh people coming in.

      Now that Buffalo is online we’re loading up SJ.

      The next batch of nodes we do will be purely KVM as I think we have enough OpenVZ :P

      I got a few outstanding OpenVZ projects though, namely:

      – bumping storage & BW available on 512MB/1G/2G plans
      – getting a 2.6.32 kernel tested and out the door.

      Francisco

      September 1, 2012 @ 5:17 am | Reply
  8. David:

    Been wanting one of these for awhile then got banged as fraud via maxmind! Bah! Hope they’ll check it before labor day weekend is over.

    September 1, 2012 @ 2:19 am | Reply
  9. Jack:

    Fran,
    SJ KVM’s?

    September 1, 2012 @ 3:23 am | Reply
  10. Francisco! BuyVM Rocks!

    September 1, 2012 @ 7:23 am | Reply
  11. jcaleb:

    lots of stocks, excellent performance. thanks francisco!

    September 1, 2012 @ 7:24 am | Reply
  12. dominum:

    I want to get one vps, how long does it usually take for provisioning?

    September 1, 2012 @ 11:22 am | Reply
    • jcaleb:

      for my case 5-10mins

      September 1, 2012 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
  13. regs:

    Flagged as suspicious and I can’t sign up, seems to happen with every provider now which is a shame because I am putting in LEGIT information. I opened up a ticket with you guys and have provided a copy of my drivers license.

    September 1, 2012 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
  14. Going to try grab one whilst stocks last!

    September 1, 2012 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
  15. very fast out of stock

    September 2, 2012 @ 4:28 am | Reply
  16. KLIKLI:

    Hey, I thought you said there’ll be some ‘changes’ to the free backup? :P

    September 2, 2012 @ 5:09 am | Reply
    • There has been :)

      Paying people already got bumped to 10GB w/ ‘unlimited SQL’. I still need to plan out how to bump everyone to 10 – 15G.

      Fran

      September 2, 2012 @ 8:19 am | Reply
  17. hi fra. i have 4 vps with you. where to locae info on free backup and also mysql offloading? thanks

    September 2, 2012 @ 5:30 am | Reply
    • smile93:

      BuyVM DNS – DNS Hosting
      5GB Backup Storage
      Unlimited domain hosting.
      Limit: 1 per client.
      Use as web hosting is prohibited!
      Accounts with no VPS product ordering this will be deleted!

      This is at their client order under BuyVM+ addon.

      You can find mysql offloading (both SJ and Buffalo) there.

      September 2, 2012 @ 5:36 am | Reply
  18. pechspilz:

    Will I be getting a US IP address? I’ve seen a post on Twitter claiming you’re handing out Canadian IPs.

    September 2, 2012 @ 6:07 am | Reply
    • hit/miss alas.

      NY will likely be Canada with the US VPN a command away.

      SJ is mostly US but the US VPN is also available if you like.

      Francisco

      September 2, 2012 @ 8:18 am | Reply
  19. when it restocked again?

    September 3, 2012 @ 1:27 am | Reply
    • In just a few hours :)

      We’re looking at a ~2 week reload timer for KVM.

      Francisco

      September 3, 2012 @ 2:53 am | Reply
  20. Any plan to restock SJ OpenVZ-512MB?

    September 3, 2012 @ 10:32 am | Reply
    • I think we’re restocking in about 15 minutes :)

      It’s possible the guys want today off though, lemme go see.

      Francisco

      September 3, 2012 @ 10:43 am | Reply
  21. It is madness how stock just goes, bet it is fun running admin!

    September 3, 2012 @ 10:36 am | Reply
  22. stock available now…. attack!

    September 3, 2012 @ 11:01 am | Reply
  23. Dave:

    Any more of those Buffalo KVM’s coming up any time soon?

    September 3, 2012 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
    • About 2 weeks.

      We’re ordering nodes in the morning and they should be shipped from SJ -> NY by Friday.

      Francisco

      September 3, 2012 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
      • Matt:

        And SJ KVM?

        September 4, 2012 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
        • SJ KVM isn’t planned at this point minus cancellations/migrations.

          I think Anthony is loading up some KVM tomorrow though, he’s just waiting to see how my latest code commit to stallion goes.

          Francisco

          September 4, 2012 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
        • Matt:

          Last one, I promise. Cancellations/migrations would be released with normal stock?

          September 5, 2012 @ 12:36 am | Reply
        • As far as I know :)

          Francisco

          September 5, 2012 @ 1:37 am | Reply
  24. Sandro:

    What is the timezone of that “last update” column?

    September 4, 2012 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
    • It should be PDT (GMT -7)

      Stock just got posted for OpenVZ for those interested :)

      Francisco

      September 4, 2012 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
      • Aran Z.:

        When is the KVM stock coming up? I don’t mind running on OpenVZ but I definitely need Ubuntu 12.04 with its kernel.

        September 5, 2012 @ 7:06 am | Reply
        • Just loaded up a bit of KVM.

          We delayed purchasing some new nodes as we did some audits and found we had way too many development/internal nodes and that with some consolidating we could just reuse the nodes :)

          We’ll have something like 4 – 5 full KVM nodes freed up fully between both locations within the next couple weeks.

          Francisco

          September 24, 2012 @ 12:03 pm | Reply
  25. Just signed up for a 256 Mb OpenVZ in SJ. I plan to move my personal site from godaddy hosting if i like what i see. Pretty excited! I will report on my experience, but the comments read so far make me hopeful.

    September 4, 2012 @ 10:37 pm | Reply
    • tinyray:

      I did two years ago, no regrets

      September 7, 2012 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  26. JP:

    my NY openvz DNS not working!!

    September 6, 2012 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
    • Alexander Barakov:

      You should open a ticket, they will get it resolved fast, Fran and his staff have no way to identify who you are from this comment here.

      September 7, 2012 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
  27. John_R:

    The actual buyvm site is lagged… went to check out an offer and it still hasn’t loaded.

    Routing?

    September 11, 2012 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      Probably a skid flooding the filtering range and it’s affecting the whole /24.

      September 11, 2012 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
      • Very much possible.

        At this point it isn’t even the awknet side that’s crapping out, it’s just our SJ side not taking kindly to the floods while things take a few to filter. I’m testing out a brocade tonight on a part of our network so we’ll see where that puts us.

        Fran

        September 24, 2012 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
        • Hi, Francisco.

          I tried to buy a KVM 256 in San Jose just now.
          I tried for 3 times. Everytime I just got my account deleted and had to register a new one.

          It always says”MaxMind has deemed your order to be potentially high risk.”
          I open tickets 3 times and didn’t get any response. Your staff keep deleting my accounts.

          Maybe I have to choose other VPS service. Hope to get your response ASAP.

          September 24, 2012 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
        • Make sure you log a ticket with billing when this happens. :)

          Francisco

          September 24, 2012 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  28. pub crawler:

    Can someone post some traceroutes from BuyVM Buffalo location out to some various sites based in the United States?

    Interested in seeing the route the traffic goes typically and upstream providers.

    Is traffic backhauling often through say Chicago? How is peering and distribution of traffic from Buffalo (i.e. is there any peer exchanges in the Buffalo mix? Is traffic mainly just one bulk transit provider?)

    October 17, 2012 @ 8:19 am | Reply
    • Alas that’s how Level3 is for now :(

      Francisco

      October 17, 2012 @ 8:28 am | Reply
      • pub crawler:

        Buffalo is strictly Level3?

        Does BuyVM have a Looking Glass or similar tool you can point me to so I can self check the routes? Need something US Northeast, without the often seen Chicago-centric backhauling we see too much with other providers.

        I expect Buffalo traffic to go direct to NYC, Toronto, etc. instead of slop-longhaul routing :)

        October 17, 2012 @ 9:06 am | Reply
        • There’s Telia in the mix.

          I’m assuming it was a shorter distance for them to backhaul to Chicago than it was to backhaul from NY.

          I do know that there has to be some transit to NY directly since some people in NYU get ~8ms to Buffalo.

          Francisco

          October 17, 2012 @ 9:08 am | Reply
  29. pub crawler:

    San Jose is better then for our use :)

    Any progress with the new router in SJ? Still hard capped on transfer speeds 3MB/s and under.

    October 17, 2012 @ 8:48 am | Reply
    • EGI isn’t willing to fiddle with things more until we replace our current network :/

      I’ve got a price out on a nice brocade setup at ~$10k. Brocade CER2024’s aren’t cheap but they’re pretty well built so we’ll see.

      I’ll be getting the test lab At the start of November when we’re back from Vegas.

      I’m not happy at all about it since i’m fairly sure my force10’s & new router aren’t the problem, but they won’t ‘waste their time debugging’ until I replace it all.

      Francisco

      October 17, 2012 @ 8:52 am | Reply
      • pub crawler:

        Nice of EGI. Bastards.

        Brocade makes great gear. But it comes with the sticker shock. All that routing and switching gear would go a far way toward more nodes and storage VPS’es instead. Comes with the biz though.

        Glad to hear all this so I stop papering your support with love bump reminders and perhaps confusing them in the process.

        October 17, 2012 @ 8:59 am | Reply
        • Nah I apologize that you’re having the issues. We’re working at it but I don’t want to be replacing the network this close to the company vacation. It’s my #1 priority to address and the #1 complaint we have about our SJ location.

          It isn’t the nodes, we’ve been up that path a few times now.

          We’re just annoyed to say the least =\

          Francisco

          October 17, 2012 @ 9:01 am | Reply
  30. pub crawler:

    Just wanted to give folks one more positive reason to try BuyVM.

    If you order a monthly service say today, your first month is pro-rated. Meaning on some plans, our cash outlay is under $2 to test their services.

    I like this billing approach!

    October 17, 2012 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
  31. pub crawler:

    Just starting with their Buffalo VPS.

    The network is actually very good so far. < 90ms typically from London. Great from other locations in the United States (latency, ping and routes).

    Speed is good too. Able to pull 45M/s from one of gig servers in Kansas City.

    Network seems to be heavily Telia. No complaints there. Better than most haul providers (so far).

    Network indeed appears to heavily traffic through New York City.

    This VPS is a speed demon. 2 cores on the VPS: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L 0 @ 2.00GHz. Speed part is actually getting to use the CPU compared to waiting in queue elsewhere.

    Real impressed with the Buffalo location.

    October 17, 2012 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
    • pub crawler:

      Speeds are phenomenal in Buffalo.

      Just about done with our routine pre-setup testing. Passed with impressive flying colors. Excited to get Buffalo into production!

      If folks are using Debian on their Buffalo VPS, change your sources.list to this mirror:
      http://debian.ec.as6453.net

      Incredible speeds from that Debian mirror located in Newark, NJ, 11ms away :)

      I’ve only caught one Chicago-centric routing snafu in Buffalo. Most traffic heads to NYC instead, which is preferred by me.

      Routes to regional Canadian cities like Toronto and Montreal is via NYC and around 18ms.

      Some regional US cities near to Buffalo will see routing out to NYC then DC then out to local destination. It’s a bunch of go around and out of the way routing. See that when handoff is done to Level3 and Cogent (traffic is going out from this facility via Telia).

      Great deal here in Buffalo folks. Meets our own requirements for contingency planning and moving assets to less volatile and likely to be impacted places, while still having low latency. Buffalo is a city, but less likely to experience say a big blackout or hurricane remnants.

      October 18, 2012 @ 6:28 am | Reply
      • We’re actually in the middle of getting our local mirror server setup in NY as well ;)

        Can’t get much faster than 0.2ms away.

        Francisco

        October 18, 2012 @ 6:52 am | Reply
        • pub crawler:

          Always a please Francisco :)

          Can you give your Debian mirror testing branch a looksie again :) It’s broken / missing something. I have a ticket lingering in your system on that. (Will love the local mirror in NY :) )

          Loving the freebie addons like the local mirror.

          You folks have some docs or pointer on your freebie DNS service and how that works?

          October 18, 2012 @ 7:09 am | Reply
        • The DNS is just a cpanel account on a beefy box honestly.

          Francisco

          October 18, 2012 @ 7:40 am | Reply
        • Debian testing should be all handled :)

          I moved to using ftpsync instead of apt-mirror.

          I added the kfreebsd files in there too. I’ll likely add the ISO’s for that
          to the KVM side of things later tonight.

          Francisco

          October 18, 2012 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
        • pub crawler:

          Thanks for fixing the Debian mirror.

          Loving the Buffalo location.

          You folks at BuyVM rock!

          October 19, 2012 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  32. Does the KVM support swap memory and tun/tap vpn ?

    Can I create the capacity of swap memory by my own ?

    October 18, 2012 @ 2:25 am | Reply
    • You can set your own swap but if you abuse it you’ll get suspended.

      Rule of thumb is usually do 1x your memory to be safe.

      If you go get a 256MB plan and setup a 4GB swap and hammer the drives? You’ll likely be asked to leave.

      Francisco

      October 18, 2012 @ 8:32 am | Reply

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