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ChicagoVPS $12/Year OpenVZ VPS in Chicago & Buffalo

ChicagoVPS Chris from ChicagoVPS is offering an exclusive offer to the LEB community (already posted on LET). Here are the details

128MB OpenVZ Yearly

  • 128MB memory
  • 10GB disk space
  • 100GB bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4
  • IPv6 coming soon
  • OpenVZ / SolusVM


Order Buffalo / Order Chicago

1GB OpenVZ

  • 1GB memory
  • 30GB disk space
  • 1500GB bandwidth
  • 2 x IPv4
  • IPv6 coming soon
  • OpenVZ / SolusVM

$5/month or $48/year

Order Buffalo / Order Chicago

They have a history of making awesome offers, like the one last time, even though some of their customers posted stuff that highlighted the issue that they are not getting good performance but Chris was always there to help/resolve the issues. Overall, its one company that is, hopefully, not going anywhere no matter how too-good-to-be-true offers they keep sending us.

Acceptable payment method is PayPal and Credit Cards. IRC, VPN, Proxies and Adult hosting is allowed. IPv6 is coming soon. For the record, they also offer Mohawk hosting. I also noticed that they offer free Monitoring which is rare in this market. They are also running a cPanel promo but its definitely not LEB hence not listed.

Test Files & IPs:

Test IP:
Test Files: http://demo-ovz.chicagovps.net/

Test IP:
Test Files: http://buf-test.chicagovps.net/


  1. Nice to see CVPS posted again with a good offer. +1

    September 9, 2012 @ 8:03 pm
  2. Saddening you didn’t post the $7.50 a month cPanel special price for the Professional VPS plans.

    Thanks for the post though.


    September 9, 2012 @ 10:37 pm
    • deRegen:


      do you have a special price for 1GB RAM & cpanel/monthly? Thanks.

      September 10, 2012 @ 6:35 am
      • the cPanel addon is $7.50 a month.



        September 10, 2012 @ 1:17 pm
        • deRegen:


          are you a whitelabel provider? therefor my customers don’t know where i put it.

          September 13, 2012 @ 3:07 pm
  3. David:

    IPv6 comming Soon™.. haha..

    September 10, 2012 @ 1:08 am
    • Yea soon has been trademarked by BuyVM and Francisco. Just borrowing the term. It’s suppose to be ready by the latest November 1st for us.

      September 10, 2012 @ 3:10 am
  4. had a vps with them a few months ago. it works!

    September 10, 2012 @ 3:03 am
  5. wlanboy:

    How can I order one if I do not want to have a domain and don’t want one?

    September 10, 2012 @ 4:06 am
    • Hi,

      We require the use of a domain, even if it is just a local domain.



      September 10, 2012 @ 1:17 pm
  6. The Ninja:

    I might bite and try the ‘BuyVM Buster’ $12 Buffalo VPS.

    September 10, 2012 @ 6:33 am
  7. Agiri:

    Have 3 VPSes with them, two in Chicago and one in Buffalo. Some rockiness with the Buffalo network in the beginning but staff was communicative and everything is running smoothly now. Highly recommended. If you need super fast disk I/O or oodles of CPU look towards another more expensive provider — but for the average VPS, these guys offer outstanding value for money.

    September 10, 2012 @ 6:43 am
  8. Amy:

    I purchased their last special. I’m happy with them, their service and product.

    the program I signed up for was unmanaged and it is. they will offer some support, but you are mainly on your own.

    I think I will buy this I’ve got a personal WordPress site.

    September 10, 2012 @ 7:45 am
  9. Radoslav Petrov:

    I sent a ticket, because my card was denied, maybe not of my name, but still no reply on it.

    September 10, 2012 @ 3:28 pm
    • Tickets are handled in the order they are received. If they are bumped it buts them at the end of our queue instead of at the beginning. Because of this promo, we have had a bit of wait to keep up with everything.



      September 10, 2012 @ 6:48 pm
      • Radoslav Petrov:

        Well, no bumping anymore :). But will the 5 dollar prize be pernament?

        September 11, 2012 @ 5:15 am
  10. BitVOIP:

    I am using for few months know with very little issues. So far the best provider for me so far. Thanks.

    September 10, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
  11. Ivan:

    I would recommend you avoid their services. I have had nothing but constant problems with them taking my sites offline, and receiving unprofessional responses.

    The operation comes across as nothing but a few guys in a room with no concept of customer service.

    September 11, 2012 @ 3:13 am
    • Ivan,

      Your not even a client. You were but have no concept of common sense. Stop posting on stuff that does not pertain to you and get the stick out of your ass. You might get further in life.


      September 11, 2012 @ 4:34 am
      • John Smythe-Higgins:

        I’m not sure who is right and who is wrong in this dispute, but I’m fairly certain that Ivan’s point about unprofessional responses is certainly borne out by this one.

        September 11, 2012 @ 5:10 am
        • John,

          Hes not a client and lies about things to make us look bad. I have no respect for people like that. On top of that this happened long long ago and he cant let it go like hes a 12 year old school girl.

          September 11, 2012 @ 2:30 pm
        • John_R:

          Was going to buy one of these things, but after seeing the Fabozzi reply…


          Just, wow.

          September 11, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
        • Good luck :)

          September 11, 2012 @ 11:47 pm
        • Alex Jones:

          Upset former customer – Chicago VPS is unprofessional and lacks customer service.
          Chicago VPS CEO – Launches personal attack against former customer.

          Thanks Chris for helping me decide to NOT do business with your company.

          September 13, 2012 @ 3:18 am
        • Ouija:

          I have Chris’ back on this. I’ve seen people post countless replies trying to bash their service, and being a customer for the past 6 months, I can honestly say that I’ve yet to run into any major issues and support has been excellent, on top of the fact NOTHING can beat the price of what they are letting these services go for. Honestly, you get what you pay for, and in terms of ChicagoVPS, I feel that isn’t true in the slightest — For the money, they are the best damn VPS provider I’ve ever used. :)

          September 13, 2012 @ 6:30 am
        • Was going to purchase a node here, but the audacity / rudeness of the reply (even if they’re in the wrong) and the poor grammar = No go. Way to lose another client. Learn PR, Chris.

          September 13, 2012 @ 1:40 pm
        • NoCustomer:

          Was going to buy, but if this company employs people like Chris, forget it. Grow up.

          October 3, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
        • I am more then 6 months with them. First few months i was with Chicago server then i moved to servers they offered in NY with 2 IP’s and subscribed for full year.

          I never have problems, therefore I do not know how good would be customer service. Anyway if server is not down most of the problems are on users side.

          October 9, 2012 @ 10:43 am
        • Frank:

          I don’t think they’re bad guys exactly, but they are pretty unprofessional. The system is difficult to use, error prone and seems to have lots of flaws. I couldn’t get my VPS to work for a few months (was busy, and the <$10 a month wasn't killing me). Turns out, I had selected a password that was "too secure" (one of the guys actually said something like this, like it was my fault), and even though the system let me choose it, I could never log in. I was given no credit for this glaring flaw. Your root password is stored in plaintext, which pretty much means anyone with any skill can probably get it. ChicagoVPS is a bit of a disaster. The guys who run this are not tech saavy enough to understand why their password policies are unnacceptable (poke around on this very site and you'll see some facepalmers).

          November 17, 2012 @ 8:50 pm
  12. LocoPoko:

    Just wanted to check for sure before placing an order, on the 1GB OpenVZ, Chicago now gets 2 x IPv4 like you were only offering at Buffalo? If so, I guess my present 1GB OpenVZ monthly @ Chicago is going to be terminated and replaced.

    September 11, 2012 @ 7:39 am
  13. M^2:

    I also purchased their last special and happy with my VPS. Highly recommended.

    September 11, 2012 @ 2:41 pm
  14. john:

    their node is great, uptime is also great, but their people are arrogant, so take a pick.

    September 11, 2012 @ 3:05 pm
  15. Sarim Khan:

    I have a vps from one of their previous offers and i’m happy with it. Recommended :)

    September 11, 2012 @ 4:02 pm
  16. Wow more exiting offers, i already have 2 VPS with them.

    very suitable for me, who can afford high price VPS :(

    So far so good, Fast Respon :)

    September 11, 2012 @ 6:46 pm
  17. I sent a ticket, about that my CC card, declinef, got a response asking for the last 4 digits, then order was cancelled, ticket still open, with my last reply the digits. Will post further updates.

    September 12, 2012 @ 6:24 am
  18. newtmewt:

    Well for starters when I signed up they sent me the password that I JUST ENTERED in plain text via email….. thats not a good start….

    September 13, 2012 @ 2:31 am
    • Ouija:

      Passwords can be changed.

      September 13, 2012 @ 6:32 am
      • newtmewt:

        Well yes, but its the principle of the thing.

        September 13, 2012 @ 2:40 pm
    • BitVOIP:

      Every single VPS provider sent me a password via email. So changed to some random generated pass afterwards.

      September 13, 2012 @ 1:29 pm
    • How do you expect them to send you those password?

      September 13, 2012 @ 2:34 pm
      • newtmewt:

        The don’t need to. It asked me to set them all up(root, account ect.) When I signed up. Its them my responsiblity to remember them. They don’t need to send them in plain text.

        September 13, 2012 @ 2:39 pm
        • With the 5000+ clients we have, how many extra tickets do you think would come in of someone not remembering their password?

          If its that important of a password you probably shouldnt be using it when signing up for things.

          September 13, 2012 @ 5:33 pm
        • Yoyome:

          Uh, Chris? “If it’s that important of a password…” huh???? How do you propose we make our ROOT account any less important?

          The point is, you should not be sending people’s root passwords around in plaintext. Period. That’s just plain stupid.

          If forgetful users cause you lots of support tickets, then perhaps you need a better password-resetting system instead of compromising the security of even the non-forgetful users.

          September 14, 2012 @ 1:15 am
        • newtmewt:

          Well answer me one thing Chris, are you guys storing the passwords in plain text anywhere? or just in the inital email?

          September 14, 2012 @ 1:25 am
        • Just the email

          September 14, 2012 @ 1:47 am
        • this is the first LEB provider you have that send clear-text password to you in email?

          September 14, 2012 @ 8:45 am
        • newtmewt:

          I will give Chris that at least they didn’t email the password plain text when I tested the password reset function, it emailed me a link that I had to click to verify. Then it emailed me a random password to use.

          Also, jcaleb: I have not used any other LEB providers before so I can’t speak to that, but its just a bad practice. see http://plaintextoffenders.com/

          September 14, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
        • i tried several provier and most send cleartext. so just replace immediately. maybe it needs some programming from them to not send it to email. not sure

          September 15, 2012 @ 4:21 am
        • letsseehow:

          did u enter the password in plain text in their Order form??

          oh god how can u be so kiddish?
          i generate md5 of my password then blowfish it till brown, md5 it again then i enter the password in any Order Form


          September 20, 2012 @ 8:01 am
      • Thats good to send pw in plain text to remind of changing the pw asap.

        September 15, 2012 @ 4:39 am
    • Hahn:

      Apply another layer of tinfoil to your hat

      September 29, 2012 @ 2:18 am
      • cant even use a current thread huh? pathetic

        September 29, 2012 @ 3:42 am
        • Hahn:

          It wasn’t even directed at you but the guy screaming about unencrypted passwords. I used to think you were OK but I’m starting to understand it when people call you a douchebag, Chris.

          September 29, 2012 @ 5:32 am
        • I replied to wrong one, was on my phone and picked the wrong post.


          September 29, 2012 @ 11:45 pm
        • NoCustomer:


          Why are you attacking everyone on here? You’re ruining your shot at potential customers, moron.

          October 3, 2012 @ 5:13 pm
        • Apparently you cant read, and I said I was sorry as I replied to the wrong post.


          October 3, 2012 @ 7:12 pm
  19. Travis:

    I recently ordered there last promotion for the 2GB VPS for $7/mo which was located in the Buffalo location. And I must say I am extremely pleased with the level of service provided. They delivered a very nice product for the price payed. I am very happy and hope to continue to do business with ChicagoVPS. I think I’ll order another one. :)

    September 13, 2012 @ 4:45 am
  20. Luke:

    IPV6 still non existent and i signed up a while ago now.. so i guess its still coming.. sometime this year maybe ? or will it be a xmas gift ;)

    September 15, 2012 @ 1:49 am
    • Luke,

      really pushing our provider to get ready for it as we have a lot of requests for it! Will update everyone when it comes closer to it happening

      September 15, 2012 @ 3:09 am
      • Mark:

        So it’s not actually coming soon?

        September 24, 2012 @ 10:30 pm
  21. hi chris, jshinkle. how much extra bandwidth? thanks

    September 15, 2012 @ 4:26 am
  22. RavenCore:

    What is the cost of extra 1 IP? I want to purchase 5 IPs. Looking for discounted price.

    September 16, 2012 @ 4:29 pm
  23. Console:

    I have a VPS with them since a year ago and I can say that I am satisfied with their service.

    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, 37.6921 s, 28.5 MB/s
    02:09:06 up 284 days, 19:32,  1 user,  load average: 0.09, 0.04, 0.01


    September 17, 2012 @ 12:23 am
    • bnmkl:

      The up-time is great!

      September 26, 2012 @ 1:53 pm
  24. K.Emre:

    I bought 12$/yr plan today and setup a pptp server. I also enabled PPP and TUN from VPS CP but I can’t connect it from my home pc. I opened a ticket ~7hours ago but not answered yet.

    September 18, 2012 @ 7:12 pm
    • K.Emre:

      Luc answered and solved my problem, Thank you Luc :)

      September 18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm
  25. letsseehow:

    hi chris, jshinkle. how much extra diskspace? thanks

    September 20, 2012 @ 8:02 am
  26. mikel:

    this host is very very good

    September 20, 2012 @ 2:11 pm
  27. phillipmc:

    Had this provider for over 6 months now, Got there $7/m 2GB ram package promotion and I must say it has been great. Just took them up on the $5/m 1GB ram promotion a few hours ago. As for the negative reviews. This is a non managed service. Aka you are expected to know how to manage your own system. The tech support is very quick, and very honest. If you want someone to hold your hand then go to a provider that offers such services and pay more. Want cheap a unmanaged vps then chicagovps is where its at. Choice is yours.

    September 22, 2012 @ 1:34 am
  28. Krute Munday:

    As a exist customer, can I order a 1GB OpenVZ for $5 special promo?

    September 22, 2012 @ 2:26 pm
  29. JB:

    Does this burst to 256M.. eg will it show 256M with free -m?

    September 24, 2012 @ 11:49 pm
  30. yes, this server is good … but if there is a problem, their response is too long to respond to the problem. I have 12 VPS there, but if this continues, it looks like I have to move to another service.

    September 26, 2012 @ 1:21 pm
  31. Kaan:

    It’s almost a scam. Don’t buy it. Service is crappy and when you ask for a cancellation&refund here is what you get:

    We do not refund.

    September 28, 2012 @ 9:07 pm
    • Please do add some proof with your statement as I personally have used them in the past and they were okay then.

      September 28, 2012 @ 10:38 pm
    • He is mad that I wont refund him. I specifically said, take a credit or lose the money since we do not offer refunds unless there is something wrong with the service. Nothing was wrong he just decided he did not want it.

      End of story.

      September 28, 2012 @ 11:01 pm
      • KimC:

        They ARE ok, as long as you don’t have to deal with that Chris fellow. Their support is extremely unprofessional and rude. I advise you all to note the complaints in these posts, they are all aimed at the unethical, and just plain nastiness that is their customer support. Chris cannot accept his errors, choosing instead to insult and demean his customers. PR is something they really need to work on.

        September 28, 2012 @ 11:33 pm
        • Hahn:

          Unless “get the stick out of your ass” is a technical term that I’m unaware of or just exclusive to the Chicago VPS team

          September 29, 2012 @ 3:03 pm
        • Kim,

          I have nothing to do with support, I am purely billing. Your statement above discredits itself by you saying that.


          September 29, 2012 @ 11:46 pm
    • care to explain why you say service is crappy? which one is bad? uptime, io, network or ticket response?

      September 29, 2012 @ 12:41 am
  32. qwerty:

    Bad Support…Just Enable Tun/tap Not Resolved More than 2 Days…Loot At Ticket #208893


    September 29, 2012 @ 2:23 am
    • qwerty:


      Where is support team….he said tun/tap device has enable…but not work normally..here log :

      Sep 29 15:00:47 server3 openvpn[7235]: Note: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: Permission denied (errno=13)
      Sep 29 15:00:47 server3 openvpn[7235]: Note: Attempting fallback to kernel 2.2 TUN/TAP interface
      Sep 29 15:00:47 server3 openvpn[7235]: Cannot allocate TUN/TAP dev dynamically

      [root@server3 ~]# cat /dev/net/tun
      cat: /dev/net/tun: File descriptor in bad state –> can’t use

      September 29, 2012 @ 11:11 am
      • OnlyDreamsNow:

        ‘File descriptor in bad state’ means its enabled.

        September 29, 2012 @ 11:50 am
  33. HappyDay:

    Hi KimC,
    Agree with you. By reading through these post and read how Chris respond is good enough to imagine what kind of support will I get if I buy their VPS. $12/yr is a good price but with this kind of respond I’ll not take it. Good luck ChicagoVPS.

    October 1, 2012 @ 4:13 pm
  34. Andy:

    ive got server with them. its down EVERYDAY. support doesnt work 24/7 like they say onsite – it works 1h a day. my server dies that i cant boot it even from panel and i have to wait sometimes 24h to support to even boot it.

    October 2, 2012 @ 10:38 am
    • qwerty:

      Your Problem Same With me…Support BAD..Now Order New VPS not Instant Setup…and Tun/tap Can’t Enable From SolusVM…

      October 2, 2012 @ 12:37 pm
      • Andy:

        i wrote them ticket that i want to be moved to working node or refund over 10h ago – 0 reply.

        October 2, 2012 @ 8:08 pm
  35. pub crawler:

    Just wanted to comment and update my view on ChicagoVPS.

    I haven’t needed to use support for anything in since I started at ChicagoVPS and they were moving nodes around (probably 6+ months ago).

    Sitting at 21 days of uptime currently on a 2GB VPS there. That is better than most low budget providers, but nothing to be amazed with. Surely, I see the need for VPS notifications of customers when reboots occur. Usually indicates something you should be aware of (i.e. bad neighbors on server, DDoS, new kernel, etc.)

    IO performance has gone way downhill since I tested this eons ago. Not really good enough to do much of anything serious without lag/delays (i.e. MySQL, disk based applications, etc.):

    @il-usa:~# ioping -RL .

    — . (simfs /dev/simfs) ioping statistics —
    20 requests completed in 3031.7 ms, 7 iops, 1.7 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 3.1/149.7/2094.4/453.5 ms
    @il-usa:~# ioping -RL .

    — . (simfs /dev/simfs) ioping statistics —
    95 requests completed in 3055.8 ms, 32 iops, 8.0 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 2.7/31.1/510.4/79.0 ms
    @il-usa:~# ioping -RL .

    — . (simfs /dev/simfs) ioping statistics —
    199 requests completed in 3004.9 ms, 73 iops, 18.1 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 2.9/13.8/152.2/15.5 ms
    @il-usa:~# ioping -RL .

    — . (simfs /dev/simfs) ioping statistics —
    186 requests completed in 3018.2 ms, 69 iops, 17.2 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 2.8/14.5/94.7/14.3 ms
    @il-usa:~# ioping -RL .

    — . (simfs /dev/simfs) ioping statistics —
    93 requests completed in 3328.9 ms, 29 iops, 7.4 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 2.6/33.9/1268.7/133.6 ms
    root@il-usa:~# ioping -RL .

    — . (simfs /dev/simfs) ioping statistics —
    69 requests completed in 3032.3 ms, 23 iops, 5.9 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 3.2/42.6/639.3/84.6 ms

    I like the ChicagoVPS network mainly (Chicago location and bandwidth mix). Really not utilizing the RAM in my package nor pushing the VPS at all.

    Feel somewhat lukewarm with their offers from a performance perspective. I am using one of their 2GB earlier offers BTW.

    October 2, 2012 @ 8:40 pm
  36. b:

    There is no way I am going to order from these guys after reading Chris’ responses. If he worked at any major company he’d be out on his ass in no time. http://www.penny-arcade.com/resources/just-wow1.html

    October 4, 2012 @ 2:13 am
  37. Andy:

    my issues still not solved. support replies every 24h. wtf is that?!

    October 4, 2012 @ 9:34 pm
  38. yan:

    hi, the speed test for buffalo isn’t working properly, there’s no files in there to test.

    October 5, 2012 @ 1:08 am
  39. fusion:

    It’s been more than 4 months I signed up with Chicago. All I can say. They are the best hosting company I ever been. I am more than happy customer

    October 10, 2012 @ 3:23 am
  40. jay:

    I don’t know what’s wrong with every one else on this thread that is saying that ChicagoVPS’s XXXXX is bad. I have two VPS’s with them and their support is excellent and gets back to you within the hour, if not sooner. I’ve dealt with Chris before on a ticket standpoint for support, and he treats his *own* customers with dignity and respect.

    A business like this; PR is crucial, yes. But you need to show respect to earn respect, no?

    Kudos to ChicagoVPS for their amazing service. I’ll be a customer for months to come. :)

    October 11, 2012 @ 7:38 pm
  41. I also had some delays from support team but still they are value for money

    October 15, 2012 @ 3:39 pm
  42. I can’t say enough about these guys. Their support has been spectacular, their services have been beyond reliable, and ever since I started, I haven’t had a single issue. The support is always timely and friendly, the performance of their servers exceeds all possible expectations, it’s just a thrill to be part of Chicago VPS.


    October 20, 2012 @ 12:49 pm
    • Dan Stone:

      It’s good that someone enjoys it. From the comments I’ve read in this thread, it appears that Chris, the boss, is an asshole and knows nothing about customer service. I certainly don’t want to be trusting him with my data.


      October 21, 2012 @ 4:28 am
      • As you know they provide Unmanaged vps Service,
        So we can’t expect they do all the “ABCD” of our server !,
        If Data Matters You So much !, Try Your Own Datacenter !,

        Cheers !,
        Adarsh !,

        October 21, 2012 @ 10:54 am
  43. Mike:

    Running OVPN, a WP blog, Asterisk, OpenFire and a few other things on my CVPS server and couldn’t be happier. Keep up the great work!

    October 25, 2012 @ 4:39 pm
  44. Jorge M:

    I have use ChicagoVPS or BuffaloVPS for long time, have 2 VPS, bud sudanly all my data was lose, even that i have Central Backup active. I have lose many data and time… Very Stable but Pray not lose data.

    November 6, 2012 @ 6:54 pm
  45. sakiz:

    very very bad service….

    November 8, 2012 @ 2:32 am
  46. riza:

    i tried 4 or 5 diff. comp.
    so far this is the worst one
    not recomended
    dont be fooled by its low price

    November 8, 2012 @ 4:32 am
  47. Happy but hurt! Their service is awesome. Although you need to keep a backup of your data, but other than that they are great. Now, why I am hurt, I bought the 1gb plan for $7, now I cannot get this $5 plan, or else I will have to reinstall everything or pay $2 more per month :(

    And need scheduled central backup, that would be awesome Christmas gift :)

    December 26, 2012 @ 6:32 am
  48. tdeg:

    Had the following error:

    Note: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: Permission denied (errno=13)

    Opened a ticket and fixed in 7 minutes!

    Awesome support for the $12/year plan.

    January 24, 2013 @ 4:25 pm
  49. Jake:

    Still waiting on this IPV6… its been forever i think… well over a year… so much for it coming soon..

    February 1, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

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