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BuyVM – Upcoming Stocks at 1PM GMT-7, August 3

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 3, 2011 @ 10:50 am, by LowEndAdmin

BuyVM For those who are not following the great BuyVM build out thread on LowEndTalk, here is the announcement from Fran:

Stock has been announced! August 3rd, 1PM, GMT -7 :)

That’s less than 10 hours to go! Lock your browser to BuyVM or the excellent DoesBuyVMHaveStock.com and wait for the ponies to appear. Francisco also emailed me that “for the rest of the summer we’ll have 300 128MB’s available per week as well as whatever other inventory we’ll have”. 4 weeks until the end of summer that means around 1,200 $15/year 128MB OpenVZ VPS will be made available at BuyVM. Ordering link here.

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Other under-$7 low end plans:

  • 256MB/512MB memory, 30GB storage, 1000GB/month data — $3.50/month. [Sign up link]
  • 512MB/1024MB memory, 50GB storage, 2000GB/month data — $5.95/month. [Sign up link]

Let the wait begin! /me going back to work

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647 Comments

  1. Jason:

    $18k in additional income over summer period, congrats to BuyVM :)

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:52 am | Reply
    • Between that and the other inventory it’s going to be a very good christmas ;)

      We got a bunch of KVM stuff underway too, just gotta finish the boxes.

      Francisco

      August 3, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply
      • Waiting for KVM which has been delayed until {insert ETA by Francisco here} :(

        August 3, 2011 @ 11:11 am | Reply
        • antony:

          Yep, so do I.

          And it’s weird as they said that there would be storage plans too…

          August 3, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
        • Vote for KVM

          August 4, 2011 @ 2:46 am | Reply
  2. 1,200 $15/year 128MB OpenVZ VPS :-)

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:02 am | Reply
    • ConstB:

      …at an undisclosed location!

      August 3, 2011 @ 11:24 am | Reply
      • Raj:

        They’re in San Jose @ Coresite.

        August 3, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply
        • ConstB:

          Eh… Isn’t San Jose a capital of Costa Rica?

          August 3, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
        • Hmm. Spot the difference. San Jose and San José.

          August 4, 2011 @ 1:12 am | Reply
      • Ville:

        There located in Mr Dias house on his 1mbit upstream

        August 3, 2011 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
        • Ville:

          Lol, San jose is a city in california near fremont and silicon Valley.

          August 3, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  3. Paul Davis:

    Remember you need to pre-register and have an authorised account to be able to place an order!

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:21 am | Reply
    • Thanks for the reminder! I almost missed this chance.

      August 3, 2011 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
    • Hello, how do I pre-register? Thanks in advance :)

      August 3, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
      • Raj:

        Open a ticket. If you’re not a present customer, open a pre-sales ticket.

        August 3, 2011 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
      • Adam:

        Register here: https://my.frantech.ca/register.php

        Once you registered and they are ready to take orders, all you have to enter is the payment information — ensures you faster order process. :)

        August 3, 2011 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
        • Thank you all for your replies. I have registered and opened a support ticket to active my account :)

          August 3, 2011 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
    • Benjojo:

      Wow I almost forgot about that thanks.

      August 3, 2011 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
  4. That’s a lot of IP space!

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:24 am | Reply
  5. qmesso:

    out of stock :(

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply
  6. Olipro:

    What kernel version runs on the OpenVZ boxes? – I’m something of an xtables_addons fan ;)

    August 3, 2011 @ 12:18 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      2.6.32-238.12.1.el5.pony6-1 on mine

      August 3, 2011 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
    • If the iptables module is virtualized we can load it with minimal issue :)

      We’re keeping an eye on the .32 branch, waiting on them to address some annoying bugs first.

      Francisco

      August 3, 2011 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
  7. Gotta say, all this ‘out-of-stock’, ‘coming soon!’, ‘stock is announced!’ is very clever carrot-and-stick marketing…. ;)

    August 3, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
    • True, but the reality is demand > supply for BuyVM..

      August 3, 2011 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
    • Paul Davis:

      Yeah – very Apple!

      August 3, 2011 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
      • Actually Apple’s strategy is pretty much secrecy. You don’t get much pre-announcement until the day when Mr. Jobs walked on the stage.

        Recently Apple has also branched out into another strategy called “patent trolls”. Hopefully we don’t see that in the VPS market :)

        August 4, 2011 @ 1:16 am | Reply
    • “People typically want what they don’t have, and they want what they can’t have even more. Limiting numbers influences people into placing more value on objects, services or memberships, boosting sales and creating social demand.”

      http://menwithpens.ca/scarcity-screwup/

      August 3, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
  8. 1200 Stock ? :)

    August 3, 2011 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
  9. Sandro:

    Are they that good? 123systems has chicago 256MB VPS for $20/y.
    Why all this buzz for them? Sorry I’m not very up to date these days with deals

    August 3, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  10. *sigh* Announced the day after I’ve paid all my bills.

    Oh well. :(

    August 3, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  11. Will OS:

    Unfortunately it looks like they won’t approve my account because my IP address is too far away from my physical location!

    Oh well, perhaps I have too many VPSs already.

    August 3, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
    • Will;

      Did you provide us with a billing address, and happen to be living elsewhere? The only accounts I’ve turned down today due to location discrepancies were fairly blatant… like registered with a UK address, but signed up from Malaysia, for example.

      August 3, 2011 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
      • Will OS:

        You actually just solved it for me, thanks Aldryic!

        August 3, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
        • Aah, glad I could help, let us know if we can do anything further. Enjoy the stock when it hits ^_^

          August 3, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
  12. steven:

    Wow! That fast, all are out of stock?

    August 3, 2011 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
    • steven:

      Looks like all are sold out in 1 hour. :(

      August 3, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
  13. boxer:

    Well,

    Am from Jordan/Middle east and pay from PayPal as a verified account, i did sign with them now and waiting my account to be approved, should we pay through PayPal or by Visa?

    Regards!

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  14. Dave:

    Whats your policy on torrents?

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
    • Share your plunder with the staff

      August 3, 2011 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
      • HAH.

        Alas this is actually the policy around #frantech >_>

        Torrents are generally fine, be considerate of your neighbors and don’t load up 30 at a time ripping full speed.

        Francisco

        August 3, 2011 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  15. boxer:

    my account now approved! fast support and nice guys there.

    Waiting the out-stock to order!

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  16. vedran:

    I hope they won’t put those 1,200 on a single node >_>

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
    • dpflap:

      of course they will

      August 3, 2011 @ 6:16 pm | Reply
      • Why would we?

        We’ve stated many times we do 130 per node :P We have a crap load of new gear we racked up. Some of it went to improve older nodes, lots of it went to new buggers.

        Don’t take us for vizapi/nordic/w2servers/dollarvps/etc, we made the ‘super budget’ market, and we do it well :)

        Francisco

        August 3, 2011 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
        • Hey now – be nice to Dollarvps, i have a server with them and have never had a problem – server , support or otherwise….

          August 4, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  17. Benjojo:

    This Will probably be the first time I will pay for a server 1 year in advance :)
    Pure trust in this company.

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:48 pm | Reply
  18. michael:

    How long I must wait for approval request? Can I pay the VPS by Paypal?

    Thanks.

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Ling:

      I’m waiting for approval too, please be quick :|

      August 3, 2011 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
    • Paypal and direct credit cards are accepted :)

      Aldryic is plowing through requests.

      Francisco

      August 3, 2011 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
  19. This is just an FYI to everyone that if you don’t have an approved account within the next 45 minutes that you’ll likely have to wait for things to slow down a bit before approvals get done next.

    Francisco

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  20. boxer:

    20 mints for the boxes! xD…

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  21. axionmak:

    I think this is gonna be the largest sales DDOS attack i have seen! :D

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:45 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      The server at my.frantech.ca is taking too long to respond.

      I think you’re right!

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
  22. elation:

    Get your F5 keys ready, boys!

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
    • elation:

      Eh, I broke it.
      Sorry guys!

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
  23. boxer:

    Dam! The connection has timed out…

    anyone verified please???

    https://my.frantech.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=67

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
    • same here

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      Down for Maintenance
      Quit DDoSing the box, guys :( Stock is coming, be prepared :P

      I actually laughed at that one

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  24. Raj:

    LOL this is going to be fun watching the mad dash.

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
    • Raj:

      I hope all you a-holes won’t spend your next week running dd and wget tests and raping the host node ruining service for the rest of us on the node.

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  25. Bee Ohm:

    the site doesnt load

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  26. Paul Davis:

    Down for Maintenance
    Quit DDoSing the box, guys :( Stock is coming, be prepared :P

    No joy yet!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  27. id:

    Down for Maintenance
    Quit DDoSing the box, guys :( Stock is coming, be prepared :P

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  28. @asimzeeshan Our webservers getting legitimately ddos’d into the ground right now, give us a second ;) keep an eye for it!

    from twitter

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
    • Bee Ohm:

      just do service http restart

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
  29. boxer:

    Service scan
    HTTP – 80 Error: TimedOut

    xD!!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  30. At 2011-08-04 01:07:01, it reported 300 128MBs being released :) be prepared

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  31. 282 … 128MB’s left
    still cant get to order mine

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  32. Sandro:

    can someone answer my questions?

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
    • Raj:

      Where are your questions? If you’re referring to the single question of whether they are “good”, that is a very subjective term. What you consider “good”?

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
      • Sandro:

        I don’t understand all this for this offer when there are others that offer the same or similar. Do they have exceptional support and performance?

        August 3, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
        • Most of the other offers have deadpooled or will deadpool is the difference :)

          Our performance is pretty good and our community is just awesome.

          Francisco

          August 3, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
        • Adam:

          Lots of other providers with similar offers:
          spotvps.com
          alienvps.com
          securedragon.net
          and many more..

          BuyVM is just hyped up and they allow IRC and other stuff most providers disapprove.

          Amazing people stay up all night to order :)

          August 3, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
        • it’s not correct. many offer same and more cheaper

          August 3, 2011 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
        • @Daniel if you dont like it, dont buy from BuyVM :)

          August 3, 2011 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
        • vedran:

          And I have a VPS with some of them too. Some are good, some aren’t. People say BuyVM is good.
          Most of the offers in this price range have gone to the deadpool pretty soon, and BuyVM has been around for quite some time.

          Also, I love carrots.

          August 3, 2011 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
        • Heh heh heh, it is a matter of trust and mutual respect, bro. Price, service or support does not matter anymore.

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
  33. I have been awake for the last three hours for nothing :( cant order a single one. Cant login to WHMCS. Fran should start taking order via email or something :P

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  34. boxer:

    Yea i think it’s must be now via email…

    +1 vote for email.

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
  35. Paul Davis:

    Down for Maintenance
    Quit DDoSing the box, guys :( Stock is coming, be prepared :P (cedr, quit trying to buy all the 128s <_<)

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
  36. john:

    their site is totally screwed up, it shows ngix.

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
    • elation:

      Already got rngd getting in there :) Just trying to see what else we can tune. I think we’re going to need to swap from apache

      This was tweeted on Frantech’s twitter. Looks like they are switching from apache to nginx.

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
  37. boxer:

    They shutdown all the connection to them webserver :-s…

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
  38. otaku:

    For a web hosting company they seem rather poor at keeping their website up. :p

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
    • vedran:

      I think they’ve been null routed >_>

      August 3, 2011 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
      • Adam:

        I think they null routed China and other countries from accessing BuyVM

        Quote: “Get ordering! ;) the site load issue is because there’s half of China trying to order stock right now.”

        August 3, 2011 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
    • How many billing panels get 200 connections/second out there? I highly doubt even burstnet gets that :)

      Give us a break, each sales rush seems to get uglier and uglier.

      Francisco

      August 3, 2011 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
      • Maybe it’s time to split the 128s off into their own ordering system?

        August 4, 2011 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
  39. Benjojo:

    I have a sinking feeling I lost my chance.
    I screwed up and erased my Account Password in my clipboard.

    There goes my chance.

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
  40. Tan:

    i am totally frustrated…. not even loading

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  41. t:

    Snagged a 512MB!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      Good for you!

      Can you share some benchmark for your VPS? What CPU? Disk speed?

      August 3, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
      • t:

        Waiting for provisioning at the moment I’m afraid — I certainly don’t blame them, their sales system barely came back from the grave after all

        August 3, 2011 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
      • not set up yet

        August 3, 2011 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
      • @Adam wait for some time before requesting benchmarks etc, for specs visit buyvm.net

        I am sure almost everyone would be benchmarking their VPS right now so it will give false results

        August 3, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  42. Benjojo:

    Cant reset my password… Looks like I will never get my VPS now :(

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
  43. I now have 32 LEBs.

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
  44. Now that I got my OpenVZ yearly, I am anxiously waiting for the KVM yearly plan offerings

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
  45. Spo0lsh:

    An error occured, please open a support ticket # :(

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
    • Spo0lsh:

      So, fu*** it.

      August 3, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      You can only order if your an existing customer :(

      August 3, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
      • not quite, we just required pre-approved accounts so log a ticket and it can get fixed up.

        Spo0lsh, log a ticket, we’ll fix you up.

        Same goes for everyone else getting blocked at some point!

        Francisco

        August 3, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
      • Traveller:

        Maybe a message saying this would be a good idea!

        I tried so many different things trying to get though.

        August 3, 2011 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
  46. Yash:

    Got 2 128s and 2 256s (even though I ordered an extra 256 on accident…). This is going to be fun :D.

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  47. impressive,
    what a great business !!!

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  48. Ztc:

    Ordered and paid one. Now let’s see when it gets provisioned.

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
  49. Taylor:

    Waiting to be approved, Hope its quick

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  50. Tan:

    waiting for approval for 2 hr now….

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
  51. Sandro:

    Servers location?

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
  52. Carlos G:

    Waiting for approval (ticket 862370), I wish I had done this before :(

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
    • Carlos G:

      Francisco, I created an account and submited the approval request and it was apperently deleted because I couldn’t log in and the ticket was gone, then I created another, submitted the request and now I can’t log in again, also the ticket is not fontd on the system. Any reason?

      August 3, 2011 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        Having the same issue.

        August 4, 2011 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
  53. t:

    Just got my provisioning email!

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
    • yaocheng:

      benchmark pls :-)

      August 3, 2011 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
      • You can check around geekbench’s browse page for ‘pony’ and find our kernels :)

        The L5420 results will be better by a fair bit since they have been upgraded to 5520’s. Keep an eye out for ‘pony6’ namely.

        Francisco

        August 3, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
      • t:

        Don’t want to do a dd if/of because not sure if anyone else is doing it, but..

        [root@hose ~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        --2011-08-04 01:51:52--  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: `100mb.test'
        
        100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 50.1M/s   in 2.0s
        
        2011-08-04 01:51:54 (50.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
        

        Thoroughly amazed.

        August 3, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  54. # buyVM

    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, 5.67529 seconds, 189 MB/s

    #123systems

    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, 26.4617 seconds, 40.6 MB/s
    

    Should be the reason people got crazy with buyVM

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
    • yaocheng:

      looks good. comparable result to the stock I got last season from buyvm, which are 237 MB/s DD (after they moved to new dc)

      August 3, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
  55. dj_rUSh:

    :( I am still waiting for approval… (and the yearly plan is near ‘out of stock’) I hope i still could have one. I need it.

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
  56. and, for future references, hostitek in LA,

    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, 28.5951 seconds, 37.5 MB/s
    

    All 128mb plans.

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
    • john:

      you’re lucky, I live in L.A and have their L.A server, I got less than 10m/s IO.

      August 8, 2011 @ 4:41 am | Reply
  57. Yes !!! Finally 1x 128, 1×256 2×512, 1×1024 and 1×2048. All the waiting this worth while is fully worth it.

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
    • yaocheng:

      what is your plan to make use of all those vps? lol

      August 3, 2011 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
      • only 6 boxes, right. I think most of people here have much more than that.

        August 3, 2011 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
        • 6 boxes is enough for the first stage.. for sure it will not be the last purchase from buyvm

          August 3, 2011 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
      • clustered webservers, seperate database servers and a remote desktop. lol ..

        August 3, 2011 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        People are strange :)

        August 3, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
  58. bob:

    My account needs approval, waited for about 3 hours… Ticket #331802

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
  59. Reetus:

    Wonder if my account will be approved before stock runs out.

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
    • Reetus:

      Doesn’t look like it will. #417593

      August 3, 2011 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
  60. fchang:

    Ticket 812765

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  61. Sigh, Your account has not been approved…what a pity

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
  62. boxer:

    Welcome back LowEndBox xD, Kewl servers here…

    Just receive my new box and seems that it’s works well with me..

    [root@x110 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test bs=1k count=102400
    102400+0 records in
    102400+0 records out
    104857600 bytes (105 MB) copied, 0.858672 seconds, 122 MB/s
    [root@x110 ~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-08-04 03:13:13--  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: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[==============================>] 104,857,600 46.6M/s   in 2.1s
    
    2011-08-04 03:13:15 (46.6 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    [root@x110 ~]#
    
    August 3, 2011 @ 11:14 pm | Reply
    • you’re doing a 1K blocksize which will be slower on mechanical drives. :)

      If you do bs=64k count=16k you should see in the 180 – 200MB/sec+

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:12 am | Reply
  63. Chris:

    Francisco – Mine is Ticket ID: 525904

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:17 am | Reply
    • Thanks, we’ll get to that quick :)

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:53 am | Reply
      • Chris:

        I wish I known earlier that we needed to get approval first…spent twenty minutes refreshing and thought I hit the jackpot when I finally got through….only to find out that I need to submit a ticket for approval….smh

        August 4, 2011 @ 2:32 am | Reply
  64. Bernardo Andrade:

    There is no stock anymore? amazing.

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
    • We’ll be reloading 260 – 300 of the 128’s per week and the other plans will continue to load till we’re sold out.

      :)

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:33 am | Reply
  65. gsrdgrdghd:

    BuyVM (one of the 128er boxes bought today):

    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, 6.87457 s, 156 MB/s
    
    wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-08-04 04:27:48--  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: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 27.4M/s   in 3.7s
    
    2011-08-04 04:27:51 (26.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    YardVPS (also 15$/year VPS):
    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, 17.0915 s, 62.8 MB/s
    
     wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-08-04 04:30:09--  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: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.68M/s   in 28s
    
    2011-08-04 04:30:37 (3.63 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    I guess this should kinda show why people like BuyVM boxes very much

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
    • Mike Hat:

      YardVPS was absolute garbage when I used them – I’d rather be without a VPS at all than to ever have to use them again. BuyVM is on a different planet in comparison.

      August 4, 2011 @ 10:54 am | Reply
  66. Chris:

    Francisco – I just try checking my account and now it’s saying that I’m no longer registered??

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:41 am | Reply
    • Are you sure? come by IRC and drop me your email/ticket ID in a PM and we’ll look after it :)

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:52 am | Reply
      • Chris:

        Just left PM with Aldryic….

        August 4, 2011 @ 12:59 am | Reply
    • Chris:

      I went back to my email and clicked on the link for the ticket I created and now it says it’s not found!!!????

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:52 am | Reply
      • Carlos G:

        I had that very same issue twice (#577834 and #862370).

        August 4, 2011 @ 12:57 am | Reply
        • Chris:

          Did you send them a PM??

          August 4, 2011 @ 2:29 am | Reply
        • Carlos G:

          I’ll try to register again, if this time I get the same result I’ll pm them. Thanks!

          August 4, 2011 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
  67. Taylor:

    I was accepted but to late for any 128s. Again I missed out!

    August 4, 2011 @ 1:17 am | Reply
    • We’ll have more next week ;)

      Having your account setup early means you’ll get at the front of the line.

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 1:31 am | Reply
  68. lina:

    Ticket ID: 243740

    August 4, 2011 @ 1:21 am | Reply
  69. Roland:

    Status: Pending…

    August 4, 2011 @ 1:22 am | Reply
  70. jojit:

    woke up here in Asia with only 1 128MB left. Decided to go with the 256MB as I already have one 128MB and I really need the additional space. Plus I am already allergic to yearly deals due to the W2 scam. But if there will be additional 128MB stock by next week maybe I’ll get one 128MB plan too.

    You can never have too many buyvm vps’

    August 4, 2011 @ 1:50 am | Reply
    • Comeon, don’t group us with W2Scammers :)

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 2:10 am | Reply
      • jojit:

        No offence meant. Just in general. As they say once bitten, twice shy.

        August 4, 2011 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  71. lina:

    Wait for the “account approved” five hours, after submission of the Ticket.

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:31 am | Reply
    • Chris:

      Only five hours?? LOL…at least your account is still intact…

      August 4, 2011 @ 2:35 am | Reply
    • cd:

      You’re in a queue with other people, be patient

      August 4, 2011 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  72. meti:

    and it’s out of stock already??? d*mn…

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:34 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Breathe *breathe* breathe…

      August 4, 2011 @ 9:55 am | Reply
  73. dj_rUSh:

    :( to my surprise, I received a reply telling me that my details aren’t are not fully accurate, when i fact it is the same as what is in my paypal billing, and other legal documents i have. I really can’t think how the billing department reviews billing details…

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
    • cd:

      Reply and ask to prove yourself

      August 4, 2011 @ 2:51 am | Reply
      • dj_rUSh:

        Thanks. I did it upon receiving the said reply. I am willing to send them documents as well if they tend to.

        August 4, 2011 @ 3:08 am | Reply
  74. cd:

    All: The account approval thing has been in the TOS for a while now, you do read the TOS when looking at providers… right?

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:53 am | Reply
  75. 128M plan is out of stock now :(

    August 4, 2011 @ 6:54 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      oh :(
      How can you live without?

      August 4, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  76. Mike Hat:

    Managed to snag one after watching all sorts of madness go on in Francisco’s IRC channel. I even ended up getting kicked out a few times for trolling with “OMG GUYS the billing system is DOWN!!!111” every few minutes. All in all, a good time. :)

    The VPS was provisioned about 2 hours after I ordered and is screaming fast thus far:

    $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -f test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.35943 s, 128 MB/s
    

    They offer a neat template in SolusVM with Xwindows, but it doesn’t really work with the 128MB VPS – runs out of memory pretty much instantly.

    August 4, 2011 @ 8:24 am | Reply
    • If you give it a bit it should be closer to 200MB/sec after things settle in some.

      Let me know if there’s anything I can help with :)

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  77. How sad.. it out of stock again…

    How a pity… T_T

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:04 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Yeah, let’s get drunk bro :S

      August 4, 2011 @ 9:53 am | Reply
  78. We’ll have more 128’s on Monday :)

    We’ll have another 260 minimum.

    Francisco

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:05 am | Reply
  79. Dekken:

    Hey, can you guys please take a look at ticket #316586?

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:23 am | Reply
    • If this is an account pre-auth it’ll be done soon :)

      I sent the guys to bed for a bit and I’ve been busy working on our KVM offerings.

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply
      • cd:

        How about working on your rDNS offerings?

        August 4, 2011 @ 9:31 am | Reply
        • rDNS has been fixed up you troll :D

          Francisco

          August 4, 2011 @ 9:41 am | Reply
        • cd:

          rdns2.frantech.ca ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
          rdns1.frantech.ca ;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

          August 4, 2011 @ 9:43 am | Reply
  80. jj:

    12 hours of patience waiting for approval :)

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:26 am | Reply
    • Sorry for that, you guys overwhelmed me yesterday :P Over 400 new accounts approved since sales opened, and I’ve got another ~250 or so I’m going through now.

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
  81. Kashif Khan:

    Hi
    please approve my account. ticket # 789421

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:32 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Next week, wait till next week… :p

      August 4, 2011 @ 9:51 am | Reply
  82. Ville:

    Firstly,
    Kudos to Fran, Aldryic and all the other staff.
    Setup was prompt and the server has been great (128 mb):

    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, 6.63204 s, 162 MB/s
    

    And:

    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-08-04 13:32:56--  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: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 30.8M/s   in 3.3s
    
    2011-08-04 13:32:59 (30.4 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    August 4, 2011 @ 9:34 am | Reply
  83. i don’t have time to read all the comments. I didn’t see stock at GMT-7 1 PM. And today that i woke up all 128 plans are sold :D when are comming the next ones?

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
    • 260 minimum on Monday :)

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
      • Kashif Khan:

        hello
        i registered my account yesterday, and still waiting for approval. ticket # 789421

        August 4, 2011 @ 9:43 am | Reply
      • should be crazy again.
        I have a lot of lebs not used yet but eager of getting more , :)
        Hope most of people here take the chance.

        August 4, 2011 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
  84. michael:

    Well I missed out! Managed to get to the order page twice, but never managed to complete…. Oh well will try again next week!

    M

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:48 am | Reply
  85. Tan:

    Francisco… do you have direct admin for these vps? how much extra for that? any SLA u got?

    August 4, 2011 @ 11:17 am | Reply
    • dpflap:

      I’d love DA as well.

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
    • Sorry, but we got out of the licensing side :P We do have SLA though.. if you have any significant unannounced downtime (say, more than 5-10 minutes total within 24h), just open a ticket to the Billing department, and I’ll make sure you’re credited for it!

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  86. Just to clarify guys, the biggest holdup on account approvals is stuff like using VPNs/Proxies (please don’t), or your actual locating being a good deal off from the address you listed. If you already know there’s going to be a mismatch, just include some details in with your account request, and that’ll help speed the process greatly.

    For example… your billing address is in the UK, but you’re on vacation in Germany? Just let us know in your ticket, and provide your current physical address as well so I can keep Maxmind from automatically blocking your orders :P

    We apologize for the inconvenience due to this, but sadly our popularity has made us a target for plenty of scammers, fraud artists, etc. Since client security has been one of our primary goals from the get-go, we try to be a bit more strict/legitimate on details. Especially from when we were in the MMO market… having accurate details on folks prevented a TON of “stolen identity” issues.

    I’m getting through about 40-60 new accounts an hour… at current I still have about 260 left to review, so if you already have a request in I should have your account done by noon. Thanks for the patience, guys ^_^

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
    • (heh, to clarify, that’s noon my time, currently GMT-5)

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
    • I thought VPNs/Proxies were allowed?

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
      • kendid:

        I think he meant people who are buying through VPNs/Proxies is preferably not recommended… Requires manual verification of addresses etc…

        August 4, 2011 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
      • iKocka:

        Maxmind won’t let you order if you will be behind VPNs/Proxies as your location will be different then your billing adress.

        August 4, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
        • That’s correct. Because of this, and the potential fraud issues, we request that signups and orders be placed without the use of a VPN/Proxy service.

          August 4, 2011 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
        • iKocka:

          I’m on vacations, but explained that in approval ticket. I hope it will be fine.

          August 4, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  87. Waiting for approve account about 13 hours.Because of this,miss the 128/256 VPS.What a pity.
    Ticket #837179

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:27 pm | Reply
    • m:

      Same here… Guess this won’t be my first time trying BuyVM… Again! :(

      August 4, 2011 @ 12:29 pm | Reply
      • m:

        Humm.. Apparently not only I didn’t get my account approved, but also got my account deleted. How nice… At least I could have received a courtesy email? Guess that if I didn’t check this thread I would have never found out why so… After registering I decided to take a look @ LEB (like I usually do on a daily basis) and found out you can’t have a billing address and be in another country, which is my case. At least there could be a note stating so when you register an account, would have made things way easier… Or at least I could have been warned about the fact instead of just getting deleted plain and simple.

        You can’t just buy a BuyVM account if you happen to be in a different country?

        WBR

        August 4, 2011 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
      • Did you open a ticket by chance?

        No accounts should be getting deleted unless there is some cleanup cron Aldryic added.

        If you got a ticket let me know :)

        Francisco

        August 4, 2011 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
        • m:

          It used to be #757874 ;)

          August 4, 2011 @ 5:50 pm | Reply
        • Chris:

          I listed my ticket (525904) and still have not received an answer. I also sent a PM via IRC as suggested and also did not hear back from that. Also, my account was deleted about an hour after I created the ticket. I’m beginning to think that you guys just don’t like me….:(

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
        • Chris as in “Chris Thompson”? right?

          Do try again and it should work

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
        • Chris:

          No, not Chris Thompson…..

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
        • Oh sorry. Well try going to their IRC channel and ask there. Create a support ticket AGAIN and contact them via twitter if you are using twitter that is http://www.twitter.com/FrantechCA

          How can you tell that your accounts are deleted? In WHMCS, if you mark an account as closed, it will not let you do forget-password OR let you login.

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
        • m:

          Humm.. In my case if I try to login/recover lost password it just says “No client account was found with the email address you entered”. That’s how I know :) :(

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
        • Yes, that the same message it will throw IF your account is marked as closed (since you do not have a service) OR if your account does not exist.

          So when Fran says they are not deleting accounts, I have the only logical explanation as these accounts being marked as “closed” within WHMCS (the billing system)

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
        • Chris:

          Well, I don’t know if it was closed or deleted but it’s pretty much the same thing, isn’t it? Would think that the system will email you if the account gets closed. I know that it does when a ticket gets closed. But in my case I received no email whatsoever. Anyway, I re-created the account and submitted a new ticket (#615613). Let’s see what happens with this go around.

          August 4, 2011 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
        • m:

          Just tell me what do I do… Do I register a new accout, is that it? Been waiting but no reply regarding accounts getting deleted…

          WBR

          August 5, 2011 @ 2:24 am | Reply
        • Chris:

          I would just go ahead and recreate the account (like I did).

          August 5, 2011 @ 4:01 am | Reply
    • More are on the way, Aldryic had to help with provisioning yesterday so he couldn’t get all of the accounts done up.

      Francisco

      August 4, 2011 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  88. Dekken:

    I keep getting this erorr when ordering:
    We’re sorry, due to outstanding invoices in your account, you are unable to place an order at this time. If you need assistance, please open a ticket to the Billing Department.

    I had an account with you long time ago, and I had it for like 2 months, and then it was cancelled.
    Not sure why it says there are invoices. can you take a look?
    Ticket #316586

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  89. Great offer and great work! :) Don’t give up! :)

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
  90. Loopini:

    Thanks BuyVM, I’ve got my VPS now :) I’ll be testing it out and giving out a review soon.

    August 4, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  91. fkv:

    Hi I’ve opened a ticket for account approval since last night and still have not received a reply. My ticket number is #134673. It has been about 12 hours already, is anything wrong with my ticket?

    thanks

    August 4, 2011 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
    • No, nothing wrong with the ticket, I’ve just literally had over 500 new accounts to go through. Still got about 140 or so left, so you should get your reply today :P

      August 4, 2011 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
      • fkv:

        Thanks for the info, looking forward to getting service from you guys :)

        August 4, 2011 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
      • Thank Aldryic . My account is approved :D

        August 4, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
      • fkv:

        Just ordered the 256mb plan but the plan’s status is still pending. Guess I’ll wait a while, you guys must be busy with orders lol.

        August 4, 2011 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
      • Chris:

        Any reason why my account was deleted?? I had submitted a ticket (#525904) with it and now both account and ticket number does not show up. Another reader had the same issue – twice. Please let me/us know what we did wrong. Thanks!

        August 4, 2011 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
  92. Dekken:

    The 256MB stock will run out before I will be able to make a purchase :(

    We’re sorry, due to outstanding invoices in your account, you are unable to place an order at this time. If you need assistance, please open a ticket to the Billing Department.
    

    :(

    August 4, 2011 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
    • m:

      At least you already have an account, I’m not even there yet ;)

      August 4, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
  93. Chris:

    Just so that it gets more visibility I have recreated another account and have submitted another ticket (#615613). Now the waiting begins – again.

    August 4, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  94. Hey, whatever happened to “Do not use LowEndBox for support issues”? ;)

    August 4, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      That rule apparently does not apply to BuyVM ;)

      August 4, 2011 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
    • Doesn’t stop folks anyway.

      August 6, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
  95. ETA on KVM storage plans and KVM yearly offer?

    August 4, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
    • Chris:

      Wonder how much the yearly KVM may be….

      August 4, 2011 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
      • We have a $25/y 128MB KVM coming on by Monday it looks like and the storage plans will be like $70/y for a 128MB with 250G space.

        Francisco

        August 4, 2011 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
        • Cool. Monday at what time the stock will be released? or you planning to do random so that billing system doesn’t overload?

          August 4, 2011 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
        • Please announce the exact time.. :)

          August 4, 2011 @ 10:28 pm | Reply
        • thekreek:

          Francisco the 128MB kvm yearly, will have the same specs you currently have on index2.php (128mb, 30gb, 1000gb, 1 cpu) or will they be different?

          August 5, 2011 @ 12:03 am | Reply
        • Chris:

          How many KVM are you releasing? Also, I’ve sent a IRC PM to Aldryic. Any chance of getting a reply from him?

          August 5, 2011 @ 12:53 am | Reply
        • They should be the same as the OVZ, just $25/y and KVM based :)

          We’ll know this weekend how much is going out.

          He’s likely busy with dinner and such so give him a bit, sorry about that :(

          Francisco

          August 5, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
        • Less density I guess?

          August 5, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  96. Brennan:

    Uhh, my account no longer exists?

    August 5, 2011 @ 1:09 am | Reply
  97. Mathew McBride:

    Got a 128MB BuyVM yesterday.. performance to Australia is mediocre:

    curl http://[myvps]/100mb.test > /dev/null
    % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
    Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
    100 100M 100 100M 0 0 354k 0 0:04:48 0:04:48 –:–:– 422k

    and buyvm 100mb test file from the same location
    curl http://buyvm.net/100mb.test > /dev/null
    % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
    Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
    100 100M 100 100M 0 0 361k 0 0:04:43 0:04:43 –:–:– 265k

    (This is off a University line)

    I can pull respectable speeds from other hosts on HE from the same connection

    Ticket #164413

    August 5, 2011 @ 2:10 am | Reply
  98. zaldz:

    I love the way how they put the box on different nodes for multiple orders :)
    thanks

    August 5, 2011 @ 5:06 am | Reply
  99. Stefano:

    Hi,

    any problem with my ticket #723836?

    I’m just wondering how can I be approved without an actual order. I think for fraud check you will also need either paypal info or credit card, is it so?

    August 5, 2011 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
  100. Alright folks, as a reminder, please provide -accurate- contact information, as this is a requirement of our Terms of Service :P

    For those of you asking where your accounts went; If you signed up with something like this: http://i.imgur.com/6TAwS.png , then yes, your account was deleted. If your account looked incredibly fraudulent (ie- Illinois address, Serbian name, connecting from a residential Chinese ISP) and you gave no explanation for the discrepancy, then it’s possible that the account was removed. Priority is being given to those who follow instructions the first time around, so please use accurate information when registering :P

    August 5, 2011 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
    • m:

      So just because I live in China at the moment and I wish to use my home address back in my home country as a billing address that means my information is not accurate? Quite the contrary, it’s as accurate as it can be. And besides here, where are those instructions to follow? IMO, if you guys wish to be this strict then you should make it very clear when someone is registering. It’s like I said, if it wasn’t for this thread I would have no idea why my account got deleted as I didn’t receive any explanation at all…

      Thanks for the info

      August 5, 2011 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
      • So, you didn’t read the Terms of Service then, like you were instructed to when you signed up? You wouldn’t even have to read far, it’s right there in the tl;dr section we provided :P – http://i.imgur.com/lrVaa.png

        August 5, 2011 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
      • m:

        Actually I didn’t because it’s BuyVM we are talking about – I ALWAYS read the TOS, but since I thought BuyVM had no “hidden terms” or weird requests, this time I didn’t -, so you are right about that :)
        Anyway, my information is accurate and 100% true so I don’t understand what exactly you expect me to fill in the forms then. I just happen to be out of my home country, that’s all. Anyway, my point is that none of that stuff (that you must say in the ticket that you have to open to have your account activated that you are not in your home country and what not) is displayed after you complete the registration nor is it in the TOS?

        August 5, 2011 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
        • No, we understand that people travel. However, the TOS does request your current address, not whichever address you please :P

          And no, the TOS says nothing about registering from another country and then explaining the discrepancy. This is just a courtesy request to expedite having your account approved.

          The bottom line is, you may think it’s unfair that we found your registration suspicious. But I would certainly be very unhappy to learn that someone in another country used my name, address, etc to signup and claimed to be “me, but just travelling”; and we’ve had so much positive feedback that we actually care about protecting our clients and not just accepting any dollar thrown at us that we feel we made the right choice in prioritizing safety over just making a buck.

          August 5, 2011 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
        • I for one have no problem with these conditions, and did find that BuyVM taking the extra steps to help prevent more fraud in the world is an awesome precedent! It makes me feel safer giving my money to them.

          So +1 for Aldryic and all of the BuyVM staff for providing us with a Quality VPS Host and support!

          August 5, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
        • m:

          Sure I understand, I just think you guys should make it veeeeery clear regarding that fact after registering (humm something like the warning that shows up saying that you must open a ticket requesting that your account is activated). It’s just that I can’t use my “current” address as my credit card is from my home country and thus uses my home address… So using my current address would create a discrepancy at a later stage too, I suppose.

          All this made me miss the stock for both the 128 and the 256 plans :( Guess this won’t be my first time trying BuyVM… Again! :( *sight*

          August 5, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
  101. jef:

    heres mine #869414

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
  102. jin:

    all plans are 1Gbbs uplink speed??

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  103. Brian H:

    Arggg you guys took all the 256! lol. I had to get my account approved, but now I am ready for when they come back in stock ;)

    August 5, 2011 @ 10:36 pm | Reply
  104. Mike:

    Instead of activating me they deleted my support account =/
    Want my SS# as well to prove who i am? lol

    August 5, 2011 @ 11:19 pm | Reply
    • Were your details really really screwed up? The only time Aldryic deleted anyone is if your details were way off :P

      If you get me a ticket ID i’ll check it out :)

      Francisco

      August 6, 2011 @ 1:01 am | Reply
      • Chris:

        That’s not true. Mine was deleted with the same information I had re-register with the second time around. I finally got an email telling me that I can’t use PO Box for my address after I opened the required Billing ticket.

        August 6, 2011 @ 3:11 am | Reply
      • Mike:

        Thanks Francisco. Here is my ticket #931692

        August 6, 2011 @ 5:38 am | Reply
  105. Rich K.:

    Don’t waste you’r time waiting here for stock, secure dragon has 14 year plan and its in stock.

    August 6, 2011 @ 4:35 am | Reply
  106. We’ve released some KVM trials!

    You can snag one at https://my.frantech.ca/cart.php?gid=20 – One per person, please submit your findings/input/comments/haterrzzzzz in a ticket

    These will last till Monday morning.

    Thanks!

    Francisco

    August 6, 2011 @ 5:56 am | Reply
    • vampireJ:

      Even your trials are out of stock! :D

      August 6, 2011 @ 8:34 am | Reply
    • Sushi:

      So are you releasing the storage plans on monday as well?

      August 6, 2011 @ 8:52 am | Reply
      • Nope, but we’re getting quite close ;) We hope to have them by mid week at the latest.

        Francisco

        August 6, 2011 @ 9:20 am | Reply
    • http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view?id=457814

      Met some problems installing ubuntu (not booting for me), this result is from Debian 6 x86 instead.

      August 6, 2011 @ 10:55 am | Reply
      • Adam:

        @Yang

        Thanks for sharing, looks like it have low values for Disk/Stream Performance

        Can you test the disk performance? dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=8k count=1280k conv=fdatasync

        August 6, 2011 @ 11:27 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          Sorry, it should be: dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync

          August 6, 2011 @ 11:29 am | Reply
        • Not bad IMO:

          dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm test
          16384+0 records in
          16384+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 7.95231 s, 135 MB/s.

          August 6, 2011 @ 11:37 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          @Yang

          It is Perfect :)

          August 6, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply
        • iKocka:
          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, 7.3083 s, 147 MB/s

          I guess it should be higher with Virtio enabled :)

          August 6, 2011 @ 11:40 am | Reply
  107. Dave:

    Any plan on adding a few more?

    August 6, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply
    • Of the 128’s?

      We’re adding 260, minimum, every week till the end of summer :)

      The next batch is being split into 130 at 1PM and then another 130 at 10PM to better service our Asia/Pacific clients.

      Francisco

      August 6, 2011 @ 10:37 am | Reply
      • iKocka:

        Are 256’s going to be restocked next week?

        August 6, 2011 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
      • Dave:

        Thats good two chances to get them.

        August 6, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  108. Mike:

    Any word on activation? Wanna order already =/
    Ticket #931692

    August 6, 2011 @ 11:43 am | Reply
  109. That horse running across the screen needs something like a shooting gallery to help pass the time. :)

    August 6, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
    • C:

      i tryed it before. didn’t work :( i was sure it was a game.
      Awww well.

      August 6, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
  110. Tan:

    @Fancisco Are those 128MB, $25/yr KVM capable of running windows 2003? can you confirm me that plz

    August 6, 2011 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
    • Um….

      It would install but it’d have nothing left over, you’d be page filing right away.

      We highly recommend you get the 256MB at minimum for Windows 2003.

      Francisco

      August 6, 2011 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
  111. michael:

    All of KVM plan will be sell at 1PM? or you divided by 2?

    Thanks.

    August 7, 2011 @ 1:29 am | Reply
    • cd:

      It’ll be divided by two

      August 7, 2011 @ 1:33 am | Reply
  112. A cPanel DNSONLY template has been created and is propagating to the nodes. It uses 3G space and 70MB RAM when booted, making those 128MB boxes perfect for clusters ;)

    Francisco

    August 7, 2011 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  113. Vipies:

    May i know when BuyVM-256MB will be available again. My account was approved after BuyVM-256MB out of stock. :(

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:32 am | Reply
  114. Icoo:

    How long does it usually take for an account to be approved? I registered yesterday and still nothing…

    August 7, 2011 @ 9:00 am | Reply
    • Aldryic took the weekend for himself so he’ll approve things as he can :)

      Francisco

      August 7, 2011 @ 9:06 am | Reply
    • Vipies:

      3-4 days

      August 7, 2011 @ 9:06 am | Reply
      • Not quite :) Aldryic processed through like 400 – 500 requests in a couple days as well as handled any fraud/etc.

        It’s a lot of work to check everything but we’re proud to state we’ve had 0 fraud payments/orders.

        Francisco

        August 7, 2011 @ 9:09 am | Reply
        • Sounds like a lot of hardwork. Should give Aldryic a ride on your Beemer :)

          August 7, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
        • m:

          Awesome!

          But it’s also true that a few legit customers got flagged as fraud, but that’s part of the process I guess…

          Anyway, it’s unlikely I’ll get my account approved before the new stock comes so maybe some other week :P

          August 7, 2011 @ 11:47 am | Reply
  115. NanoG6:

    So what time exactly the 128mb VPS will be available? GMT -7? :)

    August 7, 2011 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
    • michael:

      1 PM on Monday

      August 7, 2011 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
    • NanoG6:

      GMT -7 right? Because Aldryic once mention about GMT -5 on previous comment.

      August 7, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
  116. Bob:

    Any ETA for storage plans?

    Thx :)

    August 7, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  117. Lucky BuyVM moved out of HE.net.

    Looks like it’s down at the moment (with one of my main server @ Linode in it, arghhhhhh).

    August 7, 2011 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
    • Yes we were affected by the power failure. Damn!

      August 7, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
    • HAH.

      Sorry Nordic, I mean no disrespect but I knew HE would find a way to have another power outage before the summer was gone. I was taking bets when I was in San Jose handling our move.

      You should snag a KVM plan, LEA ;)

      Francisco

      August 7, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
      • I was going to make a comment about it being California, the home of 5 million air conditioners in the middle of summer but their temperature is only 78 right now.

        August 8, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
    • CPS:

      yeah,,, my main site + billing in linode too.. -___-“

      August 7, 2011 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
      • Is it down or did they finally get it queued to boot?

        Francisco

        August 7, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
        • CPS:

          [twitter id=”henet”]Approx 6:15am PDT FMT1 UPS breaker tripped, reset and power restored.[/twitter] :P
          http://status.linode.com/

          again? phew.. let me to know if your KVM already deployed. :P

          August 7, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          OH, nordic is about to move… what a “surprise” to… CoreSite San Jose Data Center :)
          lol

          August 7, 2011 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
        • Joe Merit:

          I think Nordic should be a little bit more creative than just copying what BuyVM did.

          Find another DC Nordic! I think Burst.net Los Angeles would be more your style.

          August 7, 2011 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
        • Nordic is with egihosting like us so egi only has the two locations. As far as I know egi isn’t selling service in FMT anymore.

          Francisco

          August 7, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
        • We have been with EGI FMT01 for a very long time now, We went with EGI after have been other hosts in San Jose/LA area.

          We did though select to provide a $15/year.

          We like the competition, without it, business will be boring. :)

          August 7, 2011 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
        • We like the competition as well. Their failures make us look that much better ^_^

          August 8, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
        • We got sent a copy of the RFO HE sent out over the whole power thing. It looks like they’re going to be replacing their whole power system in the next few months from the ground up. A lot of people are thinking it’s going to take more like a year at this point, but it does mean there’s going to be at least 1 more power outage in the foreseeable future.

          Francisco

          August 8, 2011 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
      • DNS.HE.NET was down too! :(

        August 7, 2011 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
  118. Icoo:

    Well hopefully Aldryic will sort out these pending approvals before the rush on monday…I know u guys have a lot of work these days…

    August 7, 2011 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  119. James:

    Well i managed to snag a 256 VM very late on the 3rd, sat in a tent, with only my phone and a GPRS signal. Really glad i had set up my account and got it approved the week before i went away!

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
  120. Hey Fran, whats going on? My account is active, I am not a defaulter and there are no pending invoices. I recently placed an order last week which was approved and is active but suddenly I start seeing this (it was not there an hour ago)

    “Notice: Your account has not been approved, and cannot place orders. Please submit a Support Ticket to the Billing Department to have your account reviewed for approval.”

    August 7, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Phew! I got hold of Fran now, he is getting it fixed. For a moment I thought I will miss on my KVM tomorrow :P

      August 7, 2011 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
      • I have not moved yet. Should I request for an approval again?

        August 7, 2011 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  121. Does anyone know the ‘Offloaded MySQL hosting’ service at buyVM?

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
  122. alexoz:

    Will those of us waiting in queue be approved in time to get a vps?

    August 8, 2011 @ 9:02 am | Reply
    • Icoo:

      I hope for an update in that department too…3 days and counting…

      August 8, 2011 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  123. Hey folks, sorry for the delays over the weekend, I needed a day off <_<

    About 150 approvals left to go through… so if you already have a request in, you'll be answered in time for stock today!

    August 8, 2011 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Icoo:

      THX Aldryic…just got approved and my 512MB VPS is on it’s way. Hope u guys will last a long time!

      August 8, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
  124. all of links in post are not working any more..not sure if it is for me only or for every one?
    btw, im also waiting the approval of account since thursday

    August 8, 2011 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  125. Albert:

    I was going to order another BuyVM VPS but:

    No internal IPs on Coresite, so NO free internal traffic.

    :(

    August 8, 2011 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Like forever? Or just until they get it set up again?

      August 8, 2011 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
      • You know, just because everything except the quality of service is mirrored between our companies doesn’t mean you have to emulate our bugs and troubleshooting, too :3

        August 8, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Albert;

      Whoever told you we were going to stop offering VLAN lied to you :P

      Francisco is still working out a few bugs since the move, but we have no plans on doing away with the VLAN/internal traffic system.

      August 8, 2011 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
      • Albert:

        We cannot offer internal IP addresses at this time as the script is currently broken resulting in the internal ip getting assigned as the main ip and preventing outbound networking.


        Anthony, Frantech Support

        August 8, 2011 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
      • Albert:

        I finally ordered the VPS. If within a month VLAN doesn’t work, will you refund me proportionally if I ask for a refund?

        August 8, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
        • Albert;

          If we don’t have a VLAN fix in place within a month, I will refund you completely :P

          August 9, 2011 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
  126. Teo:

    Hey Aldryic, it’s getting close. What about ticket #280725?

    August 8, 2011 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
  127. 128MB’s have been posted! As well as our KVM offerings!

    We’ll have more KVM stock as the day goes on so buy as you need/want! We’ll have a 2nd round of 128MB’s (both OVZ/KVM) around 10PM PST!

    Francisco

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
    • NanoG6:

      Hello Francisco,
      I have registered and approved days before, but why now I cant order a VPS? When I click the check out button it says “MaxMind has deemed your order to be potentially high risk and therefore it has been held for manual review.”
      I raised a support ticket to Billing dept. #579511.
      Please help, I waited for this 128MB so long :(
      Thanks

      August 8, 2011 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
      • Nano;

        Like I explained in the ticket reply when your account was authorized:

        “As we use Maxmind for automated fraud protection on orders, please be aware that some countries’ ISPs do not correctly report GeoIP records for their ranges, and as such your order may be automatically marked as fraud. Some example countries that may do this are: Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Korea, China, South Africa, and certain Australian ISPs. If your order is marked as fraud, please do not be concerned, the product is still held in reserve for you. Simply reply to this ticket, or open a new one, informing us of the error and we will get it fixed ASAP for you.”

        So no worries, your order is still being held for you, and Anthony or I will be getting to it shortly. :P

        August 8, 2011 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
      • NanoG6:

        Thanks Aldryic! I am relieved to hear that :)
        Now I’ll sleep again because it is 4 am here Zzzz

        August 8, 2011 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  128. Chris:

    Wow…KVM’s OOS…

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  129. Chris:

    For those that are bean counter types….the 512M annual plan is actually a better deal than the 128M…(:

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
    • which 512MB? OpenVZ or the KVM?

      August 8, 2011 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
      • Chris:

        OpenVZ…I didn’t check on the KVM…hmmm…..hold on…be right back (:

        August 8, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
        • Chris:

          Nope…only the OpenVZ is a better deal…

          August 8, 2011 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
        • Chris:

          It’s almost the same for KVM (lower by $0.04)…

          August 8, 2011 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
        • Chris:

          Ok…it’s technically a better deal for KVM too (lower by $0.04)…

          August 8, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
        • @Chris,

          Not really, unless it has 4 cores :)
          I am not sure what to do with that much storage space but the databases grow then 2core-plan should be a problem for the database server.

          August 8, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
  130. Tan:

    got myself 256mb kvm but there is no windows 2003 iso!!!!!

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
  131. 128’s and 512’s are currently in stock. 68 (Oops 66 now) and 142 respectively. No 256’s.

    And they moved the horsy to the top of the screen:

    http://www.doesbuyvmhavestock.com/

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
    • Just saw Fran’s comment up there. Wasn’t there when I scanned this thread. The cache here at the library must be acting up.

      Sorry about that.

      August 8, 2011 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
      • You working off the eeePC now? Hope you enjoy it!

        August 8, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
        • No, afraid not. It worked one time Monday at Panera Bread but hasn’t booted since then. Sitting beside me here charging while I’m on the library terminal.

          August 9, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
        • It’s running now. Hopefully that’s a good sign.

          August 9, 2011 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
  132. michael:

    If I buy the higher plan than plan that I bought a week ago, can I cancel my old plan and get refund?

    Thanks

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:17 pm | Reply
    • You can just upgrade and pay the difference :)

      Francisco

      August 8, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
      • michael:

        Can I upgrade to 256 KVM plan? Must I order as usual or only send the ticket? Thanks

        August 8, 2011 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
      • Chris:

        I thought I saw a no upgrade clause when I was checking out….

        August 8, 2011 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
      • @Fran: Not for the 128MB plan correct?

        August 8, 2011 @ 11:49 pm | Reply
  133. For those of you who are looking for some last minute review to help you on a go/no-go decision on BuyVM, here is a review that was done a few minutes’ ago:
    http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-xviii-last-minute-review-of-buyvm/
    Basically the box remains pretty solid, and other than inconsistent I/O and not so great connection to Europe, it is a pretty good box in general.

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  134. phoebs:

    I was getting an error msg saying there was a problem to place the order…

    August 8, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  135. Tan:

    i installed windows 2003 r2 disk 1, but there is no network card. its showing yellow mark on Ethernet controller from device manager. i tried to get driver from disk but still no driver found. Anyone manager to get network connection up on kvm? i see two iso disk to mount on cp. http://screensnapr.com/e/mpnjAN.png
    what is the disk 2 for?

    August 8, 2011 @ 11:29 pm | Reply
  136. You are getting the KVM one?

    August 8, 2011 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
  137. I’m getting error while access the SSH, cannot ping the VPS too

    @Francisco
    please take a look at my ticket #242518

    August 8, 2011 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
    • sorry about I’m post here..
      but it happen to 128MB openvz plan that i just received..

      August 8, 2011 @ 11:39 pm | Reply
      • Try their IRC channel, since their tickets could take days to get a response…also, did you try to use the emergency console in SolusVM? Does it show as online?

        August 8, 2011 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
        • cd:

          Support tickets are answered in the order they are received from Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm PDT.

          August 8, 2011 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
    • NanoG6:

      Yes I have the same problem,
      but it works now. I guess yours too ;)

      August 9, 2011 @ 12:17 am | Reply
    • It should be better now :)

      If your IP started with 209.* there was an error on my part when I was configuring them on our router.

      The subnets are all good now.

      Francisco

      August 9, 2011 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  138. @NanoG6
    yeah it work now..
    can you use wget command ?

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:44 am | Reply
    • NanoG6:

      Yes I’m able to wget test file;

      wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      100%[===============================>] 104,857,600 37.8M/s in 2.6s
      wget http://download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip
      100%[===============================>] 104,857,600 6.29M/s in 37s

      Fran, sorry to make your server a lil’ bit busy by doing such ‘initial test’ :D
      BTW, it seems like default nameservers are not functional normally. It is unable to resolve any domain.
      So I have to change to another nameserver.

      August 9, 2011 @ 1:00 am | Reply
      • Yeah..
        it fine after change the DNS..
        I hope fran can solve this out asap..

        August 9, 2011 @ 2:13 am | Reply
  139. Tan:

    Fran can u check my ticket #695767 , i am stuck.. no internet connection.

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:45 am | Reply
    • Try again.

      If your IP started with 209 it should be OK now.

      Francisco

      August 9, 2011 @ 12:48 am | Reply
      • Tan:

        @Fran: my ip starts with 205… but the problem is this: http://screensnapr.com/e/mP8lpQ.png

        i dont have ethernet adapter… can’t even find the driver on disk… as a result no internet connection.

        August 9, 2011 @ 12:52 am | Reply
        • Did you swap to the e1000 driver? If you delete the device it should be able to find the driver on the Windows CD.

          If not, i’m going to see if intel has an e1000 driver ISO.

          Francisco

          August 9, 2011 @ 5:49 am | Reply
  140. Feng:

    All sounds great, except that it seems every new batch comes at the same time of day, which is 4AM my time. Right about the hardest time of day for one to be awake.

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:51 am | Reply
    • we have stock up right now if you’re after a 128 :)

      We released stock to better suit asia/pacific timezones.

      Francisco

      August 9, 2011 @ 6:06 am | Reply
      • m:

        Cool! But I’m actually after a 256 plan. When exactly are those coming up, Francisco?

        Thanks.

        August 9, 2011 @ 6:18 am | Reply
        • m:

          errr…I just noticed the comment bellow… Now I feel silly :(

          Sorry

          August 9, 2011 @ 6:19 am | Reply
        • stay tuned, they will release the OVN256mb soon,

          August 9, 2011 @ 6:28 am | Reply
        • sorry, please read, OVZ256mb. I feel so asleep.

          August 9, 2011 @ 6:30 am | Reply
      • Feng:

        Yes, I did get one yesterday, right after posting here:)

        August 10, 2011 @ 11:48 am | Reply
  141. zzj:

    hi,Fran,please approve my ticket#268910 ,thanks indeed:P

    August 9, 2011 @ 3:31 am | Reply
  142. JackYang:

    Will you be releasing any OpenVZ-256MB package soon?

    August 9, 2011 @ 5:15 am | Reply
  143. michael:

    Hi,

    Just to say buyvm have stock at the moment! :) I managed to get a 128Mb system.

    M

    August 9, 2011 @ 7:25 am | Reply
  144. Icoo:

    Just reinstalled the OS on OpenVZ using the minimal Ubuntu 10.04 image (since I had the same one with NordicVPS)…but the image is not minimal…it even has Apache running…any chance for a true barbone image?

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • apt-get purge will do that for you.

      August 9, 2011 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
      • NanoG6:

        Don’t know why, but even if I do apt-get purge (say) apache2, the apache2 service is still running and all files related to apache is still remains. Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04, Debian, all the same.
        So now I use yum on CentOS.

        August 9, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
        • These are official images from OpenVZ.

          We plan to get some strip down going on soon enough :) Just let us get caught up with sales.

          Francisco

          August 9, 2011 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
        • Icoo:

          Same thing happens to me…can’t purge that stuff…please FIX THIS!

          August 9, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
        • CPS:

          stop daemon, remove it with update-rc.d, then apt-get remove –purge

          August 9, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
      • Icoo:

        Well what other crap do they put in it…even figured out now sendmail is running…dont call it minimal with all that crap in it. Can’t I get a really minimal image like NordicVPS has…I dont use Apache2 or sendmail…the server is really nice, but this right now kind bugged me…not everyone runs apache…

        I hope we get a clean image…minimal my a**…

        August 9, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
        • Raj:

          apache2ctl stop
          apt-get remove –purge apache2*
          /etc/init.d/sendmail stop
          apt-get remove –purge sendmail*

          Yea, I can see how issuing those commands on a new VPS as the systems admin of the box is sooooo annoying.

          August 9, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
        • cd:

          @Raj: Agreed. Although annoying, you should have the basic skills to strip down the system. You can also use a minimizer script made by a community member to strip down your *Debian 6* install: https://github.com/maxexcloo/Minimal

          August 10, 2011 @ 4:33 am | Reply
        • m:

          Very handy script, thanks for sharing

          August 10, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
        • NanoG6:

          Indeed, thanks cd.
          Seems like I’m gonna try back to Debian.
          My 128MB (burst 256) stripped CentOS 5 + Lighty + MySQL + PHP = ~50MB free memory after reboot :(

          August 10, 2011 @ 4:51 am | Reply
        • Icoo:

          Thats handy…wish we could find the same thing for Ubuntu Server…well Debian it is till they update the images at BuyVM…

          August 10, 2011 @ 6:19 am | Reply
  145. Icoo:

    Tried that allready…stopped the services and the removed them. After server restart both are still up and running…can someone please give detailed instructions on how to remove them…

    August 9, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
  146. Does anyone notify that Fran has been asking his vps hunters to relax so long? :)

    August 9, 2011 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
  147. Pinoy:

    Is centos available on kvms or it is for windows only?

    August 9, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  148. David:

    I really did not appreciate the fact that I had to wait for account approval for almost 24 hours and ended up finding out that you guys ended up changing your mind about the approval process and I was unable to get the 128mb vps since anyone can now sign up.. what happened to first come first serve? It was not stated anywhere on top or on the website that I had to pre-register and get approved in order to get a VPS.. I found that out when I went to the IRC channel.. Initially I saw 70+? and now there is no 128mb vps left. not cool man.. definitely not cool.

    August 10, 2011 @ 6:56 am | Reply
    • Hi David,

      It’s mentioned in our TOS which you checked that you accepted and read :) In the end we decided the new system wasn’t working well for a lot of people and we slimmed it back for the time being.

      We spent a fair bit of time with many of our clients working on how best to make the billing go quickly since it’s what takes the longest. It seems we assumed users would actually read the TOS, though, and it just turned into a big mess and a lot of angry people. We did our best with it but it just didn’t work in the grand scale as well as we’d like.

      We have more 128’s coming on Monday so if you’re still interested we’ll have 260 then.

      Francisco

      August 10, 2011 @ 9:41 am | Reply
  149. Xiaodu:

    got a vps from buyvm, got banned, got angry and got refund. those guys are not friendly. that’s all i can say. if you don’t believe, ignore me.

    August 10, 2011 @ 9:34 am | Reply
    • Ville:

      Would like to here buyvm’s side of the story. Fran and co are THE MOST FRIENDLIEST people in the hosting industry!

      August 10, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply
      • Hi,

        He likely refused to provide accurate account details when he signed up. We’ve had a few people that signed up and insisted on using either proxies or simply lying about their address (we aren’t going to rob your house or something, we just need it for fraud monitoring). We had at least one fellow that was connecting from Saudi Arabia but insisting on providing us with an England based address/billing information and kept claiming we were lying about where he was connecting from. In the end Aldryic removed his account and marked him as a fraud risk.

        We can’t win them all, though if the user in question has a ticket I can give it a look over.

        Francisco

        August 10, 2011 @ 9:45 am | Reply
        • Xiaodu:

          Actually I’m not who you guessed to be, and it’s not exactly “banned” but “shut down”. It’s all past and I’ve quarreled abt that enough in a ticket. Just to say, if you didn’t over-use ur CPU, ur memory OR ur bandwidth, they still have their ways to call you an abuser and shut your box down, and if you say “I didn’t violate your TOS” which is true, they’ll ADD a line in their TOS so that you do.

          August 29, 2011 @ 9:18 am | Reply
        • users can use allt he BW they pay for, same with space.

          CPU’s aren’t guaranteed nor do we guarantee our Mhz. If you, say, go start up a bitcoin miner or run some hellishly ugly java app, then we’ll protect our other users on the node first before a single user.

          It’s not unreasonable and i’m sure if you provide me a ticket ID we’ll see something very similar.

          Francisco

          August 29, 2011 @ 9:30 am | Reply
        • Xiaodu:

          Again, I didn’t over-use either my CPU, my memory OR my bandwidth. After the refund my account was deleted and I put all your mails into trash bin. It’s some weird network connection thing, and again, I didn’t abuse but was called so. It’s neither a miner nor a java app, but commonly used uTorrent client for linux that you called “abusing”. I don’t wanna quarrel with you any more because I’ve had enough. Just here to be a reminder for who wanna buy their box.

          For those other guys, I AM from China, and there’s a saying for guys like you: 50 Cent Party

          August 30, 2011 @ 2:36 am | Reply
    • Tan:

      Lol are you from China?

      August 10, 2011 @ 10:44 am | Reply
    • 別生氣,小肚。
      我們所有的家庭在這裡。
      Don’t be angry XiaoDu. We are all family here.

      August 16, 2011 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  150. Icoo:

    What a suprise…purchased a new 512MB box at BuyVM not 2 days ago and I was planing not to renew my 128MB box in Germany (NordicVPS) when I got the mail today that Nordic will not be renewing my plan alltogether since they are terminating the whole 128MB plan.

    Glad those guys only got 15$ from me a year ago…talk about reliable service…well one customer less for them, maybe they will now stop spamming me with offers…that would be a win.

    August 10, 2011 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
    • They sent out this notice to all 128MB customers? can you share the email text?

      August 10, 2011 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
      • Keith:

        Please notice that we will not continue the hosting OVZ128 @15/year once your subscription expires.

        Your VPS expires: 22-09-2011

        Your VPS will NOT be terminated BEFORE 22-09-2011

        Please make your you have back up of your VPS data before the expiration of your billing period.

        If you are intersted to keep your VPS by upgrading to OVZ256 it is possible.
        OVZ256 package details:
        256MB RAM
        512MB Burst
        30GB Stroge
        1000GB Transfer
        $3.50/month

        Just open a ticket if you want to upgrade.

        Best regards
        NordicVPS.com Sales

        August 10, 2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
    • When NordicVPS started their $15/year Fremont service back up after their really, really long outage, it had that note in the email that they wouldn’t be allowing renewals after the year was up. I didn’t bother with it again after that.

      I did, however, renew my $15/year BuyVM VPS last month, after my first year of service.

      August 10, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
      • Icoo:

        Hmm I guess I missed that…well what is done is done…BuyVM it is now…

        August 10, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Yeah same as David, I didn’t bother with re-setup of this nordic vps either. It isn’t worth to bother with setup, etc.. knowing that it’s only temporal. I am not sure if I logged into it even once after their months long downtime. It’s simple no wort to bother with.

        August 10, 2011 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
      • Keith:

        My Fremont vps from Nordic has been useful for testing my version of Lowendscript, especially as the OS is reinstalled frequently.

        August 10, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
  151. Icoo:

    Fran?

    I have been going over the OpenVZ repo trying to find the Ubuntu 10.04 minimal image NordicVPS were using…I think I have found it:

    http://wiki.openvz.org/Download/template/precreated

    Its the last image on the far end of the page (83 MB in size), its a slim community minimal image that has only ssh running

    Could it be added so we can all enjoy a slim Ubuntu Server system?

    August 10, 2011 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
    • Icoo:

      Any news on this? It’s on the OpenVZ repos, but community made…I hope u will include it in the distro chooser…

      August 11, 2011 @ 12:47 pm | Reply
  152. JY:

    I have two 128MB VPS with buyVM now, one with US IP address, one with Canada IP address. Even both are located on the same node, I have some kind of noticeable difference between these two hosts on ping results.

    The US ip seems to be more instable than the Canada ip, regarding to the latency(60~80ms slower, averaging 390ms to China on the US ip) and the packet loss(10% more, averaging 16% on the US ip).

    Just wondering whether this is normal? Is there anything I can do, or the buyVM team can do?

    August 11, 2011 @ 3:08 am | Reply
    • It’s possible that the US IPs only use the HE link.

      August 11, 2011 @ 4:07 am | Reply
    • The US ip’s are HE only so they get pretty lame latency :(

      We’re working on a solution for the canadian ip’s to get on hulu and such :)

      Francisco

      August 11, 2011 @ 4:32 am | Reply
      • JY:

        Thanks, this sounds like a great thing to expect!

        August 11, 2011 @ 4:41 am | Reply
      • I got warning from websites like Hulu and Spotify mentioning my not being U.S. then I realized I’m using my buyvm to tunnel the traffic, it will be great if you can work something out on this. :)

        August 11, 2011 @ 11:17 am | Reply
  153. Frank:

    The vps I buy came with canada ip, if I buy another will it be US ip or is it random?

    August 11, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply
    • You will get one from Frantech’s IP blocks by default, the HE IPs are available on request.

      August 11, 2011 @ 4:45 am | Reply
      • David:

        this is a noob questions what does HE mean?

        August 11, 2011 @ 4:51 am | Reply
        • Hurricane Electric, a large datacenter/bandwidth provider. The US ips are from HE.

          August 11, 2011 @ 4:53 am | Reply
      • @dmmcintyre3: you mean coresite IP now since they are no longer with HE?

        August 12, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
  154. Perl:

    Speeds seem rather lacking to me (at least from anywhere other than CacheFly):

    wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-08-12 19:47:37--  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: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 11.5M/s   in 9.6s
    wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip
    --2011-08-12 19:50:42--  http://speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip
    Resolving speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com... 74.86.116.210
    Connecting to speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com|74.86.116.210|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104874307 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,874,307  874K/s   in 54s
    wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.sea01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip
    --2011-08-12 20:08:15--  http://speedtest.sea01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip
    Resolving speedtest.sea01.softlayer.com... 67.228.112.250
    Connecting to speedtest.sea01.softlayer.com|67.228.112.250|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104874307 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,874,307 3.80M/s   in 26s
    wget -O /dev/null http://67.159.44.209/100MBtest.zip
    --2011-08-12 19:56:28--  http://67.159.44.209/100MBtest.zip
    Connecting to 67.159.44.209:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.14M/s   in 48s
    wget -O /dev/null http://ovh.net/files/100Mio.dat
    --2011-08-12 20:01:15--  http://ovh.net/files/100Mio.dat
    Resolving ovh.net... 213.186.33.6
    Connecting to ovh.net|213.186.33.6|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.19M/s   in 48s
    wget -O /dev/null http://mirror.leaseweb.com/speedtest/100mb.bin
    --2011-08-12 20:04:15--  http://mirror.leaseweb.com/speedtest/100mb.bin
    Resolving mirror.leaseweb.com... 2001:1af8:4030:1:0:dead:beef:cafe, 94.75.223.121
    Connecting to mirror.leaseweb.com|2001:1af8:4030:1:0:dead:beef:cafe|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 100,000,000 2.69M/s   in 36s
    August 12, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
    • You can log a ticket and we’ll look into it :) At this point we’re looking at getting our routes/announecments fully cut from HE as they keep jerking things around.

      August 13, 2011 @ 12:32 am | Reply
      • Perl:

        Done. Hopefully it can be resolved as the same tests look even worse now.

        August 14, 2011 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  155. This is just an update for people of the changes we’ve been making to stallion (our fully stand in replacement for solus).

    Stallion has already supporting much of our VPS management, just it’s still wrapped in the solusVM templates. At this point we’ve added the following additions to help:

    – Your Internal LAN IP is listed everywhere as you manage your VPS
    – The IPv6 gateway is now listed in the IP Address listing page while on a KVM VPS
    – Your Internal LAN IP is displayed on the IP Address listing page as well
    – LAN IP’s are now fully static and will be placed back on when you reinstall

    As you can see, the LAN IP system is nearly done, we’re rolling out the mass updates to all nodes in the next few hours.

    We’re currently working on another new feature which allows ‘streaming ISOs from a URL’, meaning users can custom install any ISO that is web accessible on their KVM based VPS without requesting support/us to host the ISO.

    Thanks!

    Francisco

    August 13, 2011 @ 12:36 am | Reply
  156. kronz:

    –2011-08-13 22:53:46– 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: â/dev/nullâ

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 33.9M/s in 3.0s

    August 13, 2011 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
  157. kronz:

    lol thats some quick downloading ay

    August 13, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  158. Sam:

    Any updates on EU servers fran?

    Thanks.

    August 13, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
  159. Storage plans have been announced for tomorrow! :)

    We will have limited stock of them so if you’re interested be sure to snag one up.

    http://www.doesbuyvmhavestock.com/

    All other plans are loading up with stock tomorrow! 128MB KVM’s will be split to 10 per sale period (10 at 1PM, 10 at 10PM).

    Francisco

    August 14, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
  160. Sam:

    Just grabbed a kvm 128MB :P wish it was europe though, really want buyvm to be there.

    August 15, 2011 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
  161. Taylor:

    Just got my self a KVM 256 :D

    August 15, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  162. must be really fast to get KVM128

    August 16, 2011 @ 12:34 am | Reply
  163. George:

    Does anyone get more than 2MB/sec upload from their OVZ128?

    August 16, 2011 @ 1:26 am | Reply
    • We have some network work planned sometime tonight :) there will be no downtime over it as I can just cut it over slowly.

      Thanks,

      Francisco

      August 16, 2011 @ 4:03 am | Reply
    • Ken:

      No, I don’t get more than that — but my location is Eastern Europe which is quite a ways from their DC… I usually average 400-600kB/s upload from the VPS… but keep in mind ping is around 240ms… For $15 I can’t complain too much!

      August 16, 2011 @ 7:38 am | Reply
    • Raj:

      2MB/s isn’t fast enough?

      August 16, 2011 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
      • People in Asia; HK, Sing, JP and KR can load data from my buyVM boxes in San Jose at 2.7MB/s – 4.1MB/s.
        Regarding network connection speed, 123systems is amazing; all my 123systems boxes in Dallas perform at 3.2MB/s – 6.2MB/s to Asia connections. The only issue with 123systems is the IO speed which is always kept at 45MB/s-67MB/s. However, that is so good for a LEB of $15/year and 2vCore.
        I am totally satisfied with buyVM and 123systems.

        August 16, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
  164. Noxn:

    Aww, missed all of it.

    August 16, 2011 @ 5:01 am | Reply
  165. Ricky:

    Hey Anthony please check my ticket and activate by OVZ128M please!

    August 16, 2011 @ 6:07 am | Reply
  166. Congratulations for keeping a stable service, Francisco.

    August 16, 2011 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  167. Ricky:

    I have applied 128MB from BuyVM.net and get the invoice paid.
    However it was still pending. after submitting a ticket and refilling all missed contact, it is STILL pending for almost 24 hours. Waiting sucks.
    Why wouldn’t they activate it and send a reminder ticket and request missed contact?
    I have bought from Directspace, 123systems, things are almost set up immediately
    But BuyVM, I am sorry, you let me wait.

    August 16, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
    • So, not every host do instant activation, if you need your instance NOW you must go to other place.

      There are several reasons to not activate instantly I think.

      August 16, 2011 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
      • Ricky:

        I guess so because they have not stated “instant activate”
        I will live with that. I have just tooooooooooo eager to test my lovely BuyVM out.
        Sorry BuyVM

        August 16, 2011 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
        • Sorry about the delay :)

          Anthony spent 8 hours or so hauling through sales/tickets/etc so I sent him to bed before the next 128MB sales round was supposed to start.

          On another note, network speeds should be fixed for users downloading and hopefully uploading too. Our new router is in the final stages of configuring as well.

          Thanks,

          Francisco

          August 16, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
  168. Ricky:

    Up and running. Very smooth and nice VPS!

    August 16, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
  169. Me too, up and runnning :p

    August 16, 2011 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
  170. hazard:

    Lets hope latency to australia/asia gets back to normal 185 ping then

    because I bought buyvm for a few reasons and 250 ping is not one of those reasons lol

    August 16, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  171. Noxn:

    You guys need a newsletter for stock announcements.

    August 16, 2011 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
    • We have a mailing list? :)

      Francisco

      August 16, 2011 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
      • *cough* Maybe adding a note and a link to the front page of buyvm.net would be helpful? At least I don’t see it right off.

        :)

        August 16, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
        • Ricky:

          open a ticket about preorder and you will know ;)

          August 18, 2011 @ 1:11 am | Reply
      • Noxn:

        Never saw any link to a mailing list anywhere.

        August 16, 2011 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
  172. Ricky:

    Fransico, any news regarding next re-stock?
    I am looking forward for a KVM monthly plan restock!

    August 17, 2011 @ 8:40 am | Reply
    • Storage is going to be filling reserve orders as we can starting today and KVM stock is going up as well.

      I doubt we’ll have enough storage stock, but we’ll be going from oldest reserve to latest, sorry to those that were waiting!

      KVM stock will last a while, but snag what you can :)

      Thanks,

      Francisco

      August 17, 2011 @ 8:46 am | Reply
      • Wow, thats good news :)

        August 17, 2011 @ 8:52 am | Reply
      • Ricky:

        That’s good news!
        I am ready for a KVM. Any ETA Francisco?

        August 17, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply
        • Likely 1PM as always :)

          Just a heads up, stock can take upwards of 24 hours to provision. We’ve had some people order then cancel instantly all upset because it isn’t instant setup.

          Francisco

          August 17, 2011 @ 11:19 am | Reply
        • Ricky:

          So bad I am in Hong Kong which is GMT+8..
          I might needa set my alarm clock to snag my KVM

          August 17, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
        • Ricky:

          Just another question, can I just open a ticket and make a pre-order?

          August 17, 2011 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  173. Ricky:

    Grabbed two KVMs, one 128MB for debian and one 512MB for w2k3
    Both running great and almost instant setup after payment!

    August 18, 2011 @ 5:43 am | Reply
  174. Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

    I also decided to grab another VPS. This time, a brand new KVM-256. :-)
    Waiting to get it activated!

    August 18, 2011 @ 7:39 am | Reply
  175. Just a heads up to everyone:

    – Private VLAN ip’s have been bound to all servers and anyone with multi assigns have been cleaned up. These IP’s are STATIC! You can see your IP by either issuing ‘ifconfig’ or by logging into solus/stallion and seeing on the left hand side of the VM page, or the IP addresses page.

    KVM is still pending VLAN ip’s, we’re working quickly :)

    Thanks,

    Francisco

    August 18, 2011 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
    • NanoG6:

      Sorry if I’m asking stupid question, but what is the VLAN IP for? :D
      Example of use?

      August 18, 2011 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
      • If you have 2 VPS with Fran, then you can copy data between your servers without using the monthly bandwidth that you have assigned.

        Better example, one server is your database, the other your webserver. You are saving traffic.

        Also, probably using the internal network is faster than going via your external IP.

        August 18, 2011 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
        • VLAN may be not a real LAN,

          I tried to load a file of size 1592253858 between two boxes. The loading speed was 8M/s with the connection using LAN IP and 13M/s with the connection using internet IP. I also tried with mysql server and got a similar result. However, VLAN may help with data backup.

          August 18, 2011 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
        • Perl:

          tinyray: I saw ~7MB/s on average (between 4MB/s and 11MB/s) for ~5GB over VLAN.

          August 19, 2011 @ 4:30 am | Reply
        • @Perl,
          It seems they are using the same routing infrastructure for both the networks.

          August 19, 2011 @ 5:30 am | Reply
      • NanoG6:

        Ah yes I see.. it’s about bandwidth counting. Make sense.
        But I doubt we’ll get better speed using VLAN IP, since it’s still route to the same hop :-?

        August 18, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
        • Yes, is the same location, but probably that router has less load than the router to Internet

          August 18, 2011 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
    • Amazing,
      Thanks, buyVM,

      August 18, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
    • Albert:

      Internal traffic is routed through the public IP and is being counted on SolusVM panel :(

      In my case, server A relays a stream from server B using private IP.
      On server B, the client list shows server A using public IP.
      Traffic is counted in both servers.

      August 18, 2011 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
      • Hmmm, so, there is absolutely no gain, LOL

        August 18, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
      • It doesn’t count right now but we’re issuing a full fix for the routing later today.

        The LAN should do higher than 100Mbit :) If you’re getting less just log a ticket or let me know so I can track it down.

        Francisco

        August 19, 2011 @ 4:41 am | Reply
        • I think there should be a routing problem. Do not need to have two different boxes for testing the case; I just used one box with self-connections using vLan and internet IPs, the data loading speeds of these connections are very similar.

          August 19, 2011 @ 5:28 am | Reply
  176. Raj:

    I’m just throwing this out there … If anyone who snagged a BuyVM 500GB storage plan feels like parting with it, let me know :)

    August 18, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
  177. Bob:

    Hi Fran!

    Haven’t been able to grab a storage plan last time, is it possible to know when you’ll release more?
    Anyway, is there a way to get on some kind of queue to automatically get one once released?

    Thanks :)

    August 18, 2011 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
  178. Hello everyone,

    Our new router is prepping a cut over later today. I apologize about the short notice but it was the ideal time for us to get everything done with the smallest ‘blip’ window possible.

    At this point our current router & line is rimming out at around 800mbit outbound, not good on our single gbit to the whole setup :) Our new router has an additional gbit of throughput which means users should see their upload speed issues addressed as well as download speeds staying very high the majority of the time (pretty much cachefly being the slow end of the pull).

    We expect the whole thing to be about a minute or so to cut over, hopefully less since we don’t take full routing tables from our upstream (just a default route).

    A VIRTIO drop down option has been added to our storage plans so be sure to swap over to it if you’re on linux, the performance improvement is frantastic. We’re still likely to hold a maintenance tonight on the storage array to see if we can address where the performance degrade is happening.

    Thanks for your patience :)

    Francisco

    August 20, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Thats the reason I love BuyVM/Frantech, though there may be issues BUT they always fix their pony to get it right ASAP :)

      Good job Francisco, virtio has shown performance improvements even though I never had to reinstall OS

      August 20, 2011 @ 8:38 pm | Reply
      • Some people won’t need to reinstall – namely debian/ubuntu people :)

        virtio helped a lot and we’re working to push support for it to our regular KVM nodes sometime today :)

        The storage array is about where I think we can get it. I’m able to push 50 – 70MB/sec dd’s inside the VM’s and others report around 40 – 50MB/sec. I think at this point we’re just being held back by the fact the CPU’s aren’t brand spanking new. I’m sure if we replaced the board/CPU with a xeon E3 setup it’d get full blast.

        Either way, considering things have a speed cap this will mean people can still easily max out their line before any IO limits. We have already had some people ride full 100mbit in pulling initial commits from backup servers/etc.

        Thanks for for riding the pony,

        Francisco

        August 20, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
  179. john:

    Funny, buyvm, all the vps is down.

    August 20, 2011 @ 11:18 pm | Reply
    • cd:

      Poorly announced router maintenance, hold on tight

      August 20, 2011 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
  180. rs:

    I think mine is down :(
    Any problems?

    Pinging 209.x.x.x with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 209.x.x.x:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

    August 20, 2011 @ 11:20 pm | Reply
    • rs:

      i hope they send email notifications with the announcements

      August 20, 2011 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
  181. Sam:

    not funny, they are down for maintenance it just didn’t go as smoothly as hoped i guess judging by it taking longer and coming back and down again ;P vps are all up ;P

    August 20, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
  182. I apologize about that, the router cut didn’t go as smoothly as we would have liked. While we had tested everything to a T, for some reason the 2nd gbit from our upstream didn’t come up.

    The new router is in place and the upgraded link to the switches is in place so we’re benifiting either way. Once I debug the extra gbit port we’ll be able to add it without issue.

    Thanks!

    Francisco

    August 21, 2011 @ 1:01 am | Reply
  183. i thought that buyvm adding stock each monday this month

    August 23, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  184. We’ve restocked :)

    Francisco

    August 23, 2011 @ 8:14 pm | Reply
    • tux:

      But you haven’t restocked storage plans.

      August 23, 2011 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
      • We’ll have a few of these but very very limited.

        I’m working with Anthony on the plan designations for it :)

        Francisco

        August 23, 2011 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
    • But no kvm 256

      August 23, 2011 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
    • KLIKLI:

      No more announcements to mailing list?! I wish I will not be that late:(

      August 24, 2011 @ 2:40 am | Reply
  185. Jan Dula:

    two weeks ago it was the first time i’ve heard about something called VPS and since then i have tried a lot of cheap openvz, xen and vsphere providers but this one is just outstanding. i have bought openvz 512 and it’s just perfect for my needs. centos 6 and pptp works with mppe, vps was up in a few minutes. thank you guys!

    August 24, 2011 @ 1:07 am | Reply
  186. Ricky:

    Keep up with the good work Francisco.
    Hopefully there will be plans in the LA soon.
    (SJ is a good location but a 2nd site is always welcomed)

    August 24, 2011 @ 6:00 am | Reply
  187. Bob:

    Fran: any eta for storage plans?

    Thanks :)

    August 24, 2011 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
  188. KLIKLI:

    Were there any restock between :05 ~ :10 on KVM128? My cron job told me so but when I just checked (ummmm about :28 sorry) there were no more stock. I just want to make sure it worked properly.

    August 25, 2011 @ 4:30 am | Reply
  189. I’ve committed our new “OS Reinstall” pages for OpenVZ based VPS’s :)

    We’ve also added about 50 – 60 new templates too ;)

    Francisco

    August 28, 2011 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  190. a:

    Thanks for opening up 64 bit templates for my 128mb openvz. But is it true that openzv is not efficient for 64 bit os?

    August 28, 2011 @ 5:07 am | Reply
    • It’s not perfect in a lot of things and can cause 2x RAM usage. We always recommend people use 32bit when possible.

      Francisco

      August 28, 2011 @ 5:09 am | Reply
      • I’m looking at the 32bit Debian 6 template myself. I was told by a *cough* certain competitor that Debain 6 was only going to be 64 bit.

        Hmmmm…..

        August 28, 2011 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
        • They need to consider selling the crack they’re smoking instead of VPS’s then, they’d do much better at that :)

          Debian has to be one of the most portable versions of Linux that expecting it to be ’64bit only’ is retarded.

          Francisco

          August 29, 2011 @ 9:31 am | Reply
  191. Peter Hope-Tindall:

    Hi Francisco,

    any new inventory?

    I’m already a customer – but need a new VPS.

    PHT

    August 30, 2011 @ 2:29 am | Reply
    • Hi Peter,

      We got more on the way, just waiting on some RMA’s to come back :)

      Francisco

      August 30, 2011 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  192. JY:

    Tried to establish an internal iptable rule to establish the US_VPN by following this instruction, http://wiki.frantech.ca/index.php/US_VPN, unfortunately, I could not make it happy by myself.

    This instruction seems pretty straight forward, and just need one rule appended to the existing iptables, but no matter what i do(restart vpn, flush iptables then redo the adding, etc.), seems i just can’t get it done right… it’s always the CA IP, and still being blocked by HULU… has anyone successfully done this? Suggestions please!

    August 30, 2011 @ 5:22 am | Reply
    • Hi Jy,

      Make sure you don’t have another SNAT rule in place.

      I recommend you do:

      iptables -F -t nat

      Then apply the SNAT rule from the VPN :)

      Francisco

      September 1, 2011 @ 1:27 am | Reply
      • JY:

        Thanks, it worked!

        September 1, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
        • Be sure to save your iptables entries :)

          We plan to get it supporting UK content very soon.

          Francisco

          September 1, 2011 @ 6:45 am | Reply
  193. Joe:

    Aww, I missed today’s stock. Any plans to have more 512mb openvz in the near future?

    August 31, 2011 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  194. frank:

    Buyvm’s staff Aldryic C’boäs shut down all of my vps just because i asked him to move my vps to a faster node. all of my data is gone and he said, “Allow me to be perfectly blunt. Your childish threats have decided the outcome of this case. You may try and spread whatever bad publicity you wish, I can promise we’ve had worse thrown at us by better people, and still walked away without a scratch.”
    this is very bad

    September 1, 2011 @ 1:18 am | Reply
  195. frank:

    my clients are blaming why their sites are down, we are losing $300 per hour. Aldryic C’boäs said i used the same paypal account to purcahse vps from buyvm and said it’s Unauthorized Payments, even paypal didn’t say that.

    i’m buyvm’s old customer since they started their business. see how they treat their customers?

    September 1, 2011 @ 1:21 am | Reply
    • If you are loosing $300/hour I am pretty sure you already have a solid backup plan that allows you to quickly deploy new boxes elsewhere and migrate your clients across. All the best with that :)

      As it’s out of character of BuyVM to treat customers this way (I am getting very good service so far, and so are many others), I am sure Fran/Aldryic have an interesting story to tell :)

      September 1, 2011 @ 1:27 am | Reply
      • Hi Frank,

        From what i’m hearing from Aldryic, there is 3 – 4 people paying from the same account and this is seen as a fraud risk.

        He’ll be posting on here or talking to you in ticket shortly :)

        @LEA – Thanks :)

        Francisco

        September 1, 2011 @ 1:28 am | Reply
      • To clarify – yup.

        I’ve got four accounts. One with a California address, one with a UK address, two with CN addresses. All four being accessed by a CN ISP, and being paid from the same CN-named PayPal account. Rest assured, we’re taking all possible precautions to make sure the PayPal account owner will not lose their money. All services involved are currently suspending while this investigation is taking place.

        As these jokers have already cost me ~5 hours today in audits and handling, I’ll just leave it at that for now so I can try and get this all resolved before morning :P

        September 1, 2011 @ 1:34 am | Reply
  196. frank:

    LowEndAdmin, thanks for your reply. yes, you are correct, I have a backup plan but some database files are not the newest.

    buyvm staff member Aldryic C’boas just wanted to make me lose more money, if they want to investigate these issues, they can simply send an email to my paypal email address and asked if i authrozied those payment.

    what a shame to trust this company for nearly one year, and i even recommended them to my friends, and i regret very much.

    California address, one with a UK address. they are just my clients, they can’t bother to pay buyvm monthly then they asked me to help them pay. if you check the payment history, none of them have problems,
    and i’m a genuine buyer. why buyvm’s guy Aldryic C’boas treated me this way, if you think i’m doing wrong, why not warn me before i put so many sites on my vps? i’ve ordered more than 10 vps from them, see what a disaster it would be, i’m in deep trouble while Aldryic C’boas is smiling. anyone help?

    September 1, 2011 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  197. frank:

    everyone, just wake up,

    Imagine, one day, your friend asked you to help him pay the vps invoice from buyvm, then suddenly your friend’s vps is closed and all website data is gone.

    How angry your friend will be?

    September 1, 2011 @ 2:27 am | Reply
    • Did you inform BuyVM before you pay for your friend’s invoice?

      Let me paraphrase it, did you tell BuyVM that you are helping your friend to pay their invoice?

      I have had an experience where I was asked to pay for a friend’s invoice. Before I do it, I inform the provider to ask for this possibility and not marked the payment as a fraud transaction. The provider then asked me to hand them a copy of my friend’s ID to match my friend’s account info, and I have to agree that if my friend breach their TOS, it is me who has to bear the responsibility.

      Cheers

      September 1, 2011 @ 3:17 am | Reply
      • It turned out ugly, when my friend took my kindness for granted and breached the provider’s TOS by sending unsolicited bulk e-mail. The IP assigned to my friend was listed at several blocklisting sites, and I was charged with the cleaning-up cost which is far more higher than the VPS itself. :(

        September 1, 2011 @ 3:26 am | Reply
  198. Imagine one day, a fraudster comes to buy 10 VPS to “the company where I work”… how angry the owner will be?

    So, is your side of the story, Aldric exposed his side too, and your problem will be solved before morning.

    PS: Aldric is smiling? LOL, do you think all the people is plotting against you? So funny.

    September 1, 2011 @ 3:00 am | Reply
  199. frank:

    Hi Aldryic C’boäs,
    My hosting service provider just sent you a message, please check that ticket and proceed. I paid google a lot for adwords and i have to feed my family by running some websites. so please reactivate my vps once you got up. Hopefully it will be just a misunderstanding. no fraudsters, no scams, no pain, no troubles.

    September 1, 2011 @ 7:15 am | Reply
  200. I feed my family by working for a living :3

    As a follow-up to anyone that was curious: all services were transferred to the person that actually paid for them, who has assured me there would be no more public temper tantrums from his clients. The guy was very polite, and once I explained the nuances and reasons behind our Terms of Service he was more than happy to get everything taken care of. I wish him luck with his reselling, and look forward to our future interactions.

    September 1, 2011 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
  201. We’ve reloading some stock :)

    It’s not a lot, but we got a lot more coming next week.

    Francisco

    September 2, 2011 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
  202. phoebs:

    anyone having the speed issue? I have reloaded the os but when I logged into SSH and enter my password, it takes almost a minute or so to login. It wasn’t like that before… :(

    September 4, 2011 @ 11:37 am | Reply
  203. Stilling waiting for UK VPN =).

    September 4, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  204. Hi Fran, when I register to frantech solutions website, I receive an email stating that my account is in “pending” status, so does this means I can’t buy VPS yet?

    September 8, 2011 @ 2:17 am | Reply
    • You should be able to just place an order :)

      If not lemme know!

      Francisco

      September 8, 2011 @ 2:32 am | Reply
    • vampireJ:

      pinoy? lol

      you have to wait for them to verify your registration. afterwards you can already buy

      September 8, 2011 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  205. dave:

    can I run java vm on the 512mb machine?

    September 13, 2011 @ 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dave,

      That’s just fine, but be considerate of burst. You have 512MB so you can use a little of the burst, but if you go set your -xmX to 1024 you may end up getting the raw end of Aldryic :P We’ve had quite a few people do this then complain when they can’t login to their VPS due to lack of RAM.

      Francisco

      September 13, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
  206. May i know when openvz 128MB will be available again, Fran?

    September 14, 2011 @ 11:32 am | Reply
  207. john:

    when it’s on, it takes about 40 min. to do simple yum update.
    probably it’s time to be apart.

    September 15, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
    • So, do you submitted a ticket? lol…

      September 15, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
      • john:

        Yup, they said nothing wrong with it, so it’s my fault.
        this morning I/O shows 27MB/sec and took 22 minutes to do yum update, progress isn’t it?

        September 16, 2011 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
    • As Yomero stated, just send in a ticket, it could be any number of funk ups for us to check out :)

      As you can see, such things aren’t common or we’d have this page flooded with it.

      Thanks!

      Francisco

      September 15, 2011 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
      • Weren’t you running your own local repository for a while, too?

        September 15, 2011 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
  208. john:

    I have 4 vps and today they posted this on my client area.
    I don’t know what the heck they meant by approval.

    Notice: Your account has not been approved, and cannot place orders. Please submit a Support Ticket to the Billing Department to have your account reviewed for approval.

    September 21, 2011 @ 4:03 am | Reply
    • Log a ticket and we’ll check it out :)

      Francisco

      September 21, 2011 @ 4:10 am | Reply
      • john:

        already did, but no answer yet.

        September 21, 2011 @ 5:31 am | Reply
      • Len:

        Got 1 single VPS and just received this email from buyvm. I logon to my control panel, the usage is 0 out of 500GB. When I try to open a support ticket, I’m getting my account is not approved.

        Any idea what’s going on?

        “We are sending you this email because you have exceeded more than 90% of your bandwidth allocation on the virtual server listed below:”

        Your virtual server may be suspended if it exceeds your limit.

        Email sent on September 20, 2011, 7:41 pm

        Please contact support to discuss this issue further.

        September 21, 2011 @ 7:15 am | Reply
        • Keith:

          Reply to my support ticket

          *** This is an automated message, please do not respond. Â If you need assistance, login to http://my.frantech.ca and open a support ticket.
          I apologize for the confusion, we are in the process of implementing IPv6 bandwidth usage, as a result false emails were sent out, the issue has been corrected and as a result your bandwidth usage for this month has been reset.
          September 21, 2011 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
        • Nicolas:

          Same for me – I guess it has been sent to all customers…

          (I was very surprised, wow my little site used almost 500GB? lol)

          September 21, 2011 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
        • I franned it real good as I said on twitter.

          We were rebuilding how bandwidth was being calculated since the original code was doing around 60,000 queries every 15 minutes for us without any sort of IPv6 accounting to top it off. While replacing the code there was some confusion on if the stats were stored in KiloBytes or Bytes. I tried to write a script to covert one to the other but things were just so buggered that we ended up simply wiping the results.

          Doing a roll back would have worked as well but in the end we decided it was simply easier less of a headache to clear the slate to give us a better checking point. Stats are populating and we’re debugging any last quirks. The new code is MUCH faster and far less abusive of our bulked out SQL server.

          We’ve added some viewable IN/OUT stats for IP’s in the ‘IP Addresses’ page as well.

          Either way, enjoy the reset, your stats will reset again on the 1st as they normally would!

          Francsico

          September 21, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
        • I need to stop posting on forums at 5:40 AM, I type like i’m on AOL or something.

          Francisco

          September 21, 2011 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
  209. When are the new stocks coming?

    September 28, 2011 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
  210. @Francisco: I wonder when this gonna be restocked :-|

    October 6, 2011 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
    • JY:

      I have same question…

      October 7, 2011 @ 1:04 am | Reply
  211. We’re looking at October 15th :)

    Francisco

    October 7, 2011 @ 1:24 am | Reply
    • id:

      Make sure you have enough stocks Fran. I am going to take leave from work on that day so I have a chance to grab one :P

      October 7, 2011 @ 1:32 am | Reply
    • Brian:

      Is the 15th still the date for new stock? I need to pick up a few more. Thanks!

      October 14, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
      • tux:

        Francisco put out the word that KVM (except Storage) plans will be restocked/released on Saturday October 15th at 1PM PDT and 10PM PDT.

        October 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
        • David:

          how about the regular 15/yr vps?

          October 15, 2011 @ 12:03 am | Reply
        • The whole OpenVZ lineup is getting loaded up too :)

          I’ve sent an email to LEA for the latest listing, we’ll see if he’s interested in posting it again :)

          Francisco

          October 15, 2011 @ 12:05 am | Reply
  212. Wesley:

    There is a routing issue with BuyVM and gblx.net

    November 29, 2011 @ 12:08 am | Reply
  213. Geoffrey:

    Is there a reason that anonymizer.com is not reachable via BuyVM? (Using it as a proxy/tunnel)

    November 29, 2011 @ 8:02 am | Reply

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