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BuyVM - $7/month 250GB KVM Storage VPS in San Jose

BuyVM Francisco, from BuyVM, is restocking the popular KVM storage VPS with 7.25TB worth of disk space tonight. I should also point out that Francisco also bring down the price of the smallest package by $0.5 to offer it to LEB community. All other plans including the famous yearly plans will also be restocked tonight.

BuyVM KVM 250GB Storage VPS

  • 128MB memory
  • 250GB disk
  • 2500GB Bandwidth @ 1 gbps
  • 1 vCPU core
  • 1 IPv4 & 16 IPv6
  • KVM/Stallion
  • $7/Month
  • Order Link

Storage plans are not offered in New York at the moment but they have plans to add 120TB of backup VPS space by the end of January 2013 which hints that there may be a node in New York as well. I also want to point out that out of all backup plans that we see now from other providers, none of them offer KVM.

Users get 10x their total space as bandwidth allocation, previously different plans were capped at different port speeds. Additional bandwidth is also available as an add-on. Move information on stock quantity location-wise can be seen in this sleak website DoesBuyVMhaveStock.com.

Since 2010 BuyVM have been regularly featured on LowEndBox and have came top three in every top providers poll. They were the first provider to offer a vps at the $15 year price point and have kept innovating: they’re currently building their own control panel (Stallion), they were the first provider to launch SSD Cached nodes and offer filtered DDoS protected IP addresses. IPV6 is currently provided over a BGP tunnel since their upstream provider, ColoCrossing, can’t deliver native IPV6 at present. Once they do have it launched, BuyVM will switch and become truly native.

Paypal and credit cards are both accepted and starting new year they will be introducing Google Wallet as well. You can read their Terms of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy by clicking here. You may also want to have a look at this ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page, which answers the most common questions.

Network Information

Servers are located with ColoCrossing in Buffalo, New York. BuyVM operate their own network and have their own IPv4 space.

Test Files: http://speedtest.ny.buyvm.net
Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2605:6400:1:fed5::1

Servers localted in San Jose are hosted with EgiHosting and they are moving it to Fiberhub soon. With this move, they have also planned to upgrade the memory chips and CPUs of some of their nodes

Test Files: http://speedtest.sj.buyvm.net/
Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2607:f358:1:fed5:feed:face:dead:beef


  1. Thanks Asim :)

    All OpenVZ nodes are getting upgraded to the L5638’s as well as bumped to 72GB RAM.

    Whatever nodes are still lacking SSD caches will also get addressed.


    December 19, 2012 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  2. I should also add that these aren’t just ‘backup’ plans, they’re full on KVM’s.

    You’re welcome to use them to do whatever you like, so long as it abides by our TOS. We have many people that use them as a cheapo CDN, some for torrents, some for backups and some even as cheap SSHFS space for their other BuyVM’s.


    December 19, 2012 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
    • Sandro:

      So they’re basically like a standard VPS but with different specs? It doesn’t have a dedicated TOS like no web servers etc?

      December 19, 2012 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
      • Exactly.

        It’s a KVM VPS with a large amount of space and transit.

        Our standard TOS applies. Nothing special :)


        December 19, 2012 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  3. FULL …….

    December 19, 2012 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
    • Not yet :)

      They’ll be posted in 45 minutes.

      We’ll have:

      25 x 250GB
      2 x 500GB

      Come late January we’ll have the 120TB as mentioned.


      December 19, 2012 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
      • Surge:

        120Tb? At what price?

        December 19, 2012 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
        • Surge:

          Nevermind. Thought it was a 120Tb storage dedi plan you intended to introduce. Should have read the full text of the post first.

          December 19, 2012 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
  4. Lucas:

    Out of stock yet :) Also try place OVZ order and system mark my registration as a fraud for unknown reason. I use real data when register. After that unable to login, looks like my account removed. Just poor experience with this vendor :(

    December 19, 2012 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  5. Roph:

    That’s a neat IPv6 address at SJ o_O

    December 19, 2012 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  6. Have at it :)

    December 19, 2012 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
  7. Sandro:

    So it’s 5Mbit upload not 1Gbps shared?

    December 19, 2012 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
    • It used to be but we moved it to Gbit with TB caps :)


      December 19, 2012 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
      • Sandro:

        Oh ok…so you should upgrade the billing system as well :)

        December 19, 2012 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
        • Sandro:

          sorry I meant “update”

          December 19, 2012 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
  8. smile93:

    Out of Stock now. WoW.

    December 20, 2012 @ 1:52 am | Reply
    • It was an early christmas present on storage :) We have a LOT of storage coming up next month.

      We also wanted to get a feel for what plans were popular.


      December 20, 2012 @ 4:14 am | Reply
  9. changhefirst:

    why always so little stocks…out of stock too fast…

    December 20, 2012 @ 4:05 am | Reply
  10. Lucas:

    Already out of stock from the date of post. Why admin allowed empty/fake deals here?

    December 20, 2012 @ 11:34 am | Reply
    • It isn’t either :)

      People have really wanted our storage so we submitted what we could.

      We have 120TB on the way for the new year.


      December 20, 2012 @ 11:37 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Really? Sounds like – Hi guys, I have big dick, next year will be much bigger but sorry guys, not for now :))

        December 20, 2012 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
        • Well I’m sorry that’s how it comes off, it isn’t my intention :(

          We’ll put in a request to get an offer posted in January as well and will have plenty of the 250G’s.

          We’ve loaded up a bunch of our other plans.

          Hope to see you with us come the new year,

          Happy holidays!


          December 20, 2012 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      Actually when I clicked this offer the first time (a few hours after this offer was posted) I was able to buy (although I resisted the urge), so there was “some” stock meaning it wasn’t empty.

      December 20, 2012 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  11. Nicky:

    Fran, hope you guys could get some more improvement in DDOS defense IP, sometimes getting serious timeout …

    December 20, 2012 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
  12. Usman:

    Why do I keep missing all the awesome deals here?? :(

    December 20, 2012 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
  13. paul:

    Wow! Buy!!! Oh wait, I already have a 250 and a 500, better resist ;).

    Are you going to adjust the prices of old plans?

    December 21, 2012 @ 9:29 am | Reply
  14. Eduardo:

    too late :(

    needed 1x500Gb

    December 21, 2012 @ 11:07 am | Reply
  15. curtisg:

    when will storage be back in stock?

    December 23, 2012 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
  16. buyVM, users read before you buy – check buyVM My account was deleted?

    they will delete your account and not refund your money

    December 23, 2012 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
    • Not quite :)

      If your account details got marked as fraud you wouldn’t be able to pay. In the off chance you can, refunds are automatic.

      Check your account, it’s there.


      December 23, 2012 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
  17. Dale Carston:

    When will the San Jose VPS plans be back in stock – same as storage?

    January 2, 2013 @ 11:44 am | Reply
    • Hi Dale,

      We’ll have more SJ based OVZ plans in a few hours (around 6AM – 7AM GMT -7)

      As for these storage plans, you’re looking at the 20th – 21st.


      January 2, 2013 @ 11:44 am | Reply
  18. I saw that BuyVM had one $15/month storage plan available today and I snagged it. My initial impression is simply “wow”. I have dealt with BuyVM in the past and they just seem to get better. Initially, I was just looking for a place for backups but, with 500GB at my disposal I am thinking of some other useful (yet, legal) options for all my newfound space.

    January 4, 2013 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  19. Eduardo:

    too late again for backups vps…

    but now there stock kvm vps :D

    (in backups haven’t other alternative, to go with constant.com)

    January 5, 2013 @ 12:02 am | Reply
  20. @Francisco Please check ticket #129035.

    I won’t trust BuyVM any more. I’ll talk about my bad experience with BuyVM.
    I have two vps on BuyVM. One 256 KVM and it was due on 03/01/2013. The other one is 128 OVZ and it will be due on 12/29/2013.

    I receive several automatically sent mails from BuyVM, said my KVM plan will be due. Since I don’t want that VPS any more, I didn’t pay any attention to it.
    Today both my KVM plan and OVZ plan are suspended due to ‘late fee’.
    BuyVM just charge ‘late fee’ for the due invoice. I don’t pay the invoice because I don’t care.
    Why won’t you just terminate the KVM plan and keep my OVZ plan?

    I open a ticket and request to recover my OVZ plan. But the customer service says I have to pay for the ‘late fee’.
    Are you guys serious? Do I have to terminate manually for things I prepaid and don’t care any more?
    Do I have to suffer suspending for another prepaid plan due on end of this year?

    I’m the customer and I pay for a service. If I don’t want it any more, I won’t pay another invoice.
    I can’t understand why a late fee is generated and suspend my other plan.
    You can automatically send invoice mail, but can’t automatically terminate a due vps.

    Yes, BuyVM have a TOS. But I don’t have time to read it for just a file server for 15-25$.
    You guys can automatically charge me, you can’t automatically terminate the due service.
    Do evil for money, huh? Bad money is easy money for you!

    I have to tell everybody, BuyVM is BAD!

    Here is a screenshot for the support ticket reply:

    March 6, 2013 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
    • rsk:

      This is your fault. If you order a service without reading the TOS, you can’t really moan about it.

      I have a personal VPS with buyVM and they have been great. BuyVM is *not* BAD, it is just some carelessness from your side.

      As a host myself, we also enforce the same policy. There is a reason for the “request cancellation” button you know? :)


      April 28, 2013 @ 10:24 am | Reply
  21. GE:

    Scam!!! I paid, they took my money but no vps. Keep away!! My moneyis lost, keep yours.

    November 24, 2013 @ 8:39 am | Reply
  22. Joshua:


    Just wanted to warn you guys about BuyVM. I am not easily disappointed, especially when you consider the price, but think twice before purchasing their vps!


    I purchased one of their kvm vps in December, and it immediately got cancelled for no apparent reason. So I contacted their sales. Here is a transcript. I am Josh, and Val is the support staff. I can provide screenshots as well. Just pm me.

    12/27/2016 06:35
    Josh Ma

    I just purchased a kvm vps in the Las Vegas data center, but it has been canceled.

    Why? Why have I not been notified of the reason?

    Best regards,

    12/27/2016 06:40
    Val Raulet
    Hello Josh. Please take the time to fully read our Terms of Service – once you have done so and can tell us why the order was declined, we’ll provide further instruction on how to proceed.

    12/27/2016 16:40
    Josh Ma

    I don’t know why the order was declined. This is my first order with you. I would think you should know why since you represent buyvm.

    Best regards,

    12/27/2016 17:05
    Val Raulet
    Yes, I do know why. Once you have taken the time to read our policies, you will know this answer as well.

    12/27/2016 19:59
    Josh Ma

    Seriously, this is the most unhelpful support system I have ever encountered. I have read your TOS, and I still don’t know why. Now will you tell me or what? I’m getting impatient.

    If you don’t, I will have to report you to buyvm because they are paying you for nothing, since you don’t provide support.

    Best regards,

    12/27/2016 20:24
    Val Raulet
    Your misunderstanding is unfortunate, but the reason we require you to tell us what policy you were in violation of is to ensure that you have actually taken the time to read said policies – this is SOP and asked of all persons that disregard our TOS upon signup. There’s nothing we can do about “being unhelpful” if you’re going to simply ignore the instructions we give. If you wish to “report me to buyvm” you are more than welcome to – such reports come to me anyways. I’ll be sure to have a word with myself about doing such a fine job remaining patient with users that seem to willfully disregard our rules.

    Again, we ask that you fully read our Terms of Service, and find the policy that you are neglecting. Once you’ve done so and we’re confident that you’re ready to abide by our conditions for retaining service with us, we’ll provide further instruction on how to proceed.


    As you can see, I wanted to abide by the TOS, and I read them, but I still could not tell why my vps had been cancelled. I think it is the job of the support team to provide support (duh!) and tell me why and what can be done about it.

    I have not tried their service yet, and frankly, I am afraid to do so since I obviously cannot rely on their support team when something goes wrong.

    This also shows that their team is not qualified. When I contacted Francisco, another of their staff, he also refused to acknowledge the unprofessional way their support team dealt with the problem.


    Most likely they are going to try and find excuses. But this is an honest review of their services, and I hope that you will see it for what it is, the truth.

    December 28, 2016 @ 10:32 am | Reply

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