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ChicagoVPS - $21/Quarter 3GB OpenVZ in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago and Los Angeles

ChicagoVPSIt’s not so “Chicago” now that they have Atlanta. Over Christmas Kevin sent us a 2GB OpenVZ SSD deal, now we’re back to Chris and he is offering a 3GB OpenVZ VPS for $21/Quarter which now includes their new Atlanta location. We’re not seeing the “Chicago” in ChicagoVPS right now with the location diversification that is taking place at ChicagoVPS, so lets have some fun and in the comments feel free to suggest what Chris should rename “ChicagoVPS” to?




ChicagoVPS has also extended their $10/Month cPanel licenses to all three of these VPS offers, unlike Christmas where it only included their “Professional and Enterprise” plans. All offers also include free central backup which can be generated via SolusVM along with automated weekly node backups now handled by ChicagoVPS. Finally there’s also the free 25 slot Mohawk and free VPS monitoring which can be added on to any of the above offers.

Network Information:

Atlanta, GA
Test IP:

Buffalo, NY
Test IP:

Chicago, IL
Test IP:

Los Angeles, CA
Test IP:


  1. Thanks for the post! Please feel free to let us know if anyone has any questions. We appreciate the opportunity!



    February 15, 2013 @ 4:11 pm
    • s:

      CPU/cores? Nothing specifically about game servers in the AUP, are they allowed?

      February 15, 2013 @ 8:57 pm
      • Hi,

        We allow gameservers, in fact we are one of the very few LEB providers that actually allow gameservers to be ran on our VPS :) We have a very lenient TOS & AUP.



        February 16, 2013 @ 12:27 am
      • Just to let everyone know, I own 2 ChicagoVPS servers that I got 6 months ago. I run a minecraft server on a 2gb server and a tekkit server on one that was 2gb and I upgraded to 4gb. The tekkit server regularly sees 25-35 players and rarely goes above 50% cpu utilization. I get very little lag and only occasional crashes due to tekkits instability and probably the fact that we run a no banned items server :). So anyway very definitely a capable mc server option. Oh, and the customer service is great as well, never have to wait long and they are always friendly.

        February 25, 2013 @ 11:06 am
        • quirk:

          Late to the party, but I second Gary’s statement. I never had more than a handful of people on my Minecraft server hosted on a 2GB VPS at ChicagoVPS and it out performed some of the well known Minecraft hosts.

          May 31, 2013 @ 3:23 am
        • I’ve got the 3Gb plan mentioned here and run a minecraft server on it occasionally allocating 1.5 Gb of max ram and it crashes at least 3 or 4 times in a 2-3 hour session with only 2 players. What settings do you have that it can sustain a 20-30 players without falling on it’s face?

          July 11, 2013 @ 6:49 pm
  2. LH:

    Hi, how much are 3 additional IPs for 2GB plan? Paying half a year same term as the plan..

    February 15, 2013 @ 4:18 pm
  3. Spirit:

    “feel free to suggest what Chris should rename “ChicagoVPS” to?”

    Maybe something directly related too this site? :P Something like mostlowendboxcomfeaturedhostever.com? Too long? Huh, I am out of ideas :(

    February 15, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
  4. Order didn’t see any configuration

    February 15, 2013 @ 4:38 pm
    • Please refresh and take a look now. The order form template has been updated to show this.



      February 15, 2013 @ 4:45 pm
  5. Soylent:

    Perhaps: MafiaVPS – Prices so low you’ll think our equipment “fell off the back of a truck.” Alternately, “With servers this good, and prices this low, it’s an offer you can’t refuse.”

    February 15, 2013 @ 4:41 pm
  6. ChicagoVPS,

    I see that now you have 4 locations in USA – maybe you’ll consider adding a location in Europe ?

    February 15, 2013 @ 4:51 pm
    • Maybe in the future, we’ll consider it. In the meantime, our Buffalo, NY location should offer decent connectivity and latency to/from Europe :)

      February 15, 2013 @ 5:03 pm
    • If there will be a service in Europe with Colocrossing, then they may think over it ! :D :P ;)

      February 21, 2013 @ 3:49 pm
  7. pub crawler:

    Still only a 100Mbps port.

    February 15, 2013 @ 5:22 pm
  8. pub crawler:

    New name — ColocrossingVPS

    February 15, 2013 @ 5:34 pm
    • Spirit:

      lol, haha – good one :)

      February 15, 2013 @ 5:35 pm
    • i think kidhost! plz see http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/1404/chicagovps.net-overselling-lies-and-overall-customer-fraud befor purchase. chris acts like a spoil kid most the time.

      February 15, 2013 @ 6:01 pm
      • That thread is over a year ago, quite a long time ago. Our company has grown 10x the size since then, and we have made many improvements and great additions to our services recently.

        February 16, 2013 @ 12:25 am
    • Tux:

      Because they’re still milking them for IPs.

      Given all this location diversity, you’d think they’d get their own IP ranges and ASN from ARIN…

      February 15, 2013 @ 6:02 pm
      • pub crawler:

        They have their ASN. It’s Colocrossing.

        February 15, 2013 @ 7:04 pm
        • Tux:

          As I later found out, ChicagoVPS is basically another ColoCrossing brand…

          February 16, 2013 @ 12:59 am
  9. christie:

    I think the new name should be vpscrossing seen as they’re owned by ColoCrossing/Jon Biloh.

    February 15, 2013 @ 5:41 pm
    • Hi Christie,

      This assumption would be false. While we utilize ColoCrossing as our colocation provider and have all of our equipment on their network, they do not have own ChicagoVPS, nor do they have any say or control over our company. We are only a client of theirs.



      February 15, 2013 @ 10:57 pm
      • NickM:

        Whois history shows that the domain was registered by Jon Biloh, operating under the name Velocity Servers… so, simply put… we don’t believe you.


        February 16, 2013 @ 12:01 am
        • Ni Nick,

          That means nothing, originally Jon Biloh did register the *domain* ChicagoVPS.net, but as he didn’t have time to develop it as CC was already keeping him very occupied and busy, he gave the domain to Chris. When he gave the domain to Chris, the domain was still PARKED at a default Godaddy page. Chris took it from there and developed the VPS company with Jere.

          Jon has nothing to do with the development of ChicagoVPS, or anything of the sort. The only affiliation we have with ColoCrossing is them being our colocation and upstream provider.



          February 16, 2013 @ 12:11 am
  10. Is there any Managed Option for extra cost if I add cPanel ??

    February 15, 2013 @ 5:55 pm
    • Can you please update the Los Angeles, CA Test IP ?? Traceroute also failed as well !

      February 15, 2013 @ 6:08 pm
  11. Los Angeles, CA Test IP 100% Packet Loss !

    February 15, 2013 @ 5:59 pm
  12. VPSCrossing is a good one. Otherwise USVPS or NationalVPS, etc.

    February 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
    • ClownJugglar:


      February 16, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
      • Great domain!

        I just regged it! Thanks!

        February 16, 2013 @ 9:52 pm
    • Wouldn’t USVPS sound too like UGVPS, wink wink. Missed out on that vanishingdata.com domain!

      February 16, 2013 @ 10:32 pm
  13. Hello,

    The test IP for LA has been fixed.

    February 15, 2013 @ 6:41 pm
  14. john:

    Is it possible to upgrade from $12/yr to $15/yr?

    February 15, 2013 @ 6:58 pm
  15. Clownjugglar:

    Ah yeah, these guys again.

    Might want to search around about all the bad rap these guys get. It’s pretty sad really. I tried them on their black friday special. The VPS was garbage right off the bat… and after reading other’s posts I just decided to cancel within the first 2 hours of buying. That was a fight in it’s own to get my money back. Eventually I was able to chargeback, but what a nightmare.

    Be sure to read their refund terms too. Pay by paypal if you can, otherwise they think they can rip you off by charging a $25 refund-to-credit-card fee.

    ChicagoVPS and customer service/satisfaction don’t exist. And like others have said their so-called CEO (who also appears to be this mysterious ‘billing manager’ they said would get with me) does act like a spoiled kid as someone else put it.

    In short: Do you homework, and if you sign up you are rolling the dice with you money. Do you feel lucky?

    February 15, 2013 @ 7:29 pm
    • B1naryTh1ef:

      Interesting. I’ve hosted VPS’s with them for almost two years (I jumped in on their first deal) and I’ve only seen an improvement (to my surprise none the less). I’ve had both very little downtime and surprisingly (above average) performance. Now, your experience could be very different (I’ve only had instances in LA and Chicago) but they have at least one satisfied customer.

      February 15, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
      • Glad to hear your experience with us was satisfactory! We can’t satisfy everyone, but our services fly above and beyond the expectations for the vast majority of our customers. We certainly do our best and go the extra mile wherever we can.

        It’s important to remember that we’re not perfect, everyone’s experience with EVERY host will vary, there is only the perfect host for YOU and you must experiment to find out who that special host for YOU is.




        February 16, 2013 @ 12:32 am
        • ClownJugglar:

          Experimenting is fine, with hosts that have SANE refund polices. Using a service for less than 48hours (actually not using it because the VPS was nearly un-usable) should result in a full refund when the customer nicely asks. First impressions mean alot to customers.

          I’ve now rewarded another provider with my money. I suggest others do the same.

          February 16, 2013 @ 9:29 pm
  16. Spaceman:

    i agree with you guys. CVPS were ok but then jeremy left and chris was running the nodes. it seem he did not know what to do as they got hacked. issues and node has been slower to. now as colocrossing are charge they can fix a lot of the issue caused by the previous bad management.

    February 15, 2013 @ 7:45 pm
    • Spaceman,

      This is very untrue, the hack happened while Jeremiah was in the drivers seat. I also do not touch the nodes at all as everyone knows I am not technically capable. As far as getting worse, we have only got better since Jeremiah departure.



      February 15, 2013 @ 11:10 pm
    • Mark:

      I found Jeremiah to be nothing short of abrupt and rude most of the time. He would treat you like a kid when submitting tickets making very valid points/queries.

      February 16, 2013 @ 1:36 am
      • ClownJugglar:

        This is valid for everyone at ChicagoVPS, actually.

        February 16, 2013 @ 9:26 pm
  17. MrBurns:

    Does CVPS not have test files? I can’t find them on google, their old links for chicago and ny do not work. I’d like to test out Atlanta and LA if anyone has a URL please.

    February 15, 2013 @ 8:01 pm
  18. cloromorpho:


    February 15, 2013 @ 8:02 pm
    • It sounds nice: Crosscolo.com

      February 16, 2013 @ 7:08 am
      • ClownJugglar:

        Maybe they can partner with overstock.com with a sister site: oversold.com? (im sure it’s already taken, just a lame attempt at a funny)

        February 16, 2013 @ 9:27 pm
  19. Lol @overselling. Stupid people will b those who gonna purchase this and think they will be able to use 3gb. Bhahah

    February 15, 2013 @ 8:11 pm
    • BronzeByte:

      Hi Taz

      February 15, 2013 @ 9:02 pm
  20. MrBurns:

    Grabbed the 1GB 6 month $15 plan.

    # wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    –2013-02-15 23:25:40– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net…
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: â100mb.testâ

    100%[==========>] 104,857,600 85.7M/s in 1.2s

    Okay… and

    # 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, 2.36063 s, 455 MB/s

    Tossed the 100mb.test file in /var/www/html and did my own test file. That looks great to me. Thanks.

    February 15, 2013 @ 8:30 pm
    • Hey,

      Yeah the tests looks good, we have changed our nodes a bit to get even better disk i/o and better performance.


      February 15, 2013 @ 9:03 pm
      • dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k conv=fdatasync
        1024+0 records in
        1024+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 30.334 s, 35.4 MB/s

        Not all results are as great, that’s on node 54. When I first get in that node the speeds were great though.

        February 21, 2013 @ 2:44 pm
    • Those results look really awesome! Thanks for sharing and welcome aboard MrBurns!

      February 16, 2013 @ 12:33 am
      • MrBurns:

        Thanks for the welcome. My first purchase on here. Seemed awesome. However, my server is now down, their panel is down, and they are saying I am being ddos attacke at 400 Mbps… I don’t have anything on the server yet, and I uninstalled HTTPD and everything else. That’s pretty sad when I haven’t even started using it yet. And when it’s only supposed to be a 100 Mbps port.

        February 19, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
    • I get these below. I could live with it for now.

      root@spdy:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      –2013-03-03 14:40:25– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net…
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test’

      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 26.9M/s in 3.7s

      2013-03-03 14:40:29 (27.4 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      root@spdy:~# 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, 11.787 s, 91.1 MB/s

      March 3, 2013 @ 10:43 am
  21. Roph:

    Why not just CVPS? I and many others already call them that.

    And I dunno how they offer so much for so little, but it seems to really work ok.

    February 15, 2013 @ 8:31 pm
  22. cloromorpho:

    ChicagoVPS got too shady for me…

    So… Thank you, but no.

    February 15, 2013 @ 9:05 pm
  23. Jordan:

    Do you have any test files to download from each of the locations?

    February 15, 2013 @ 9:55 pm
  24. If I select CentOS with panel and WHM do I still need to select the options check box for $10/ extra?

    February 15, 2013 @ 9:57 pm
  25. JennSamp:

    Your site seems down from here.

    February 16, 2013 @ 1:11 am
    • We are currently working on this.

      February 16, 2013 @ 1:13 am
    • Mark:

      Down to me too, but I can still log in to SolusVM and access my VPS fine.

      February 16, 2013 @ 1:37 am
      • Client services are not affected, only our corporate website. We believe it’s DDoS and have a network engineer taking a look now.

        February 16, 2013 @ 1:44 am
        • The website has been back online since early this morning. Feel free to let us know if anyone experiences any further issues.



          February 17, 2013 @ 6:48 am
  26. ss:

    oh hell no.

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:14 am
  27. tony baloney:

    site down =[

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:21 am
  28. pub crawler:

    Chris put down the DDoS weapon and stop attacking your site.

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:24 am
  29. Trying to register, but site is also down for me :(

    February 16, 2013 @ 4:15 am
  30. Really want to get in on one of these 3GB deals! Come on web site work!

    February 16, 2013 @ 4:32 am
    • Working on getting the attack filtered. Thanks for your patience.

      February 16, 2013 @ 4:35 am
      • Thanks for the Update! you guys have been nothing short of amazing in my experience and this deal is too good to pass up! Going to be my new dev box since I just graduated from college!

        February 16, 2013 @ 4:42 am
      • Thanks man!

        February 16, 2013 @ 5:08 am
  31. Is there any extra option for managing cPanel VPS for extra cost ?? I mean taking a deal here & cPanel license, then how much extra have I to pay if you manage the security, plugins and other options ??

    February 16, 2013 @ 5:23 am
  32. whocares:

    wouldnt hurt if the link wouldnt give me “too many redirects” errors…

    February 16, 2013 @ 6:50 am
    • We were performing some quick site-wide updates today. Please refresh and if you still experience problems in loading our website, clear your browser’s cookies/cache.

      Thanks for the interest!

      February 17, 2013 @ 6:49 am
  33. ChrisVPS or FabozziVPS

    February 16, 2013 @ 7:55 am
    • JennSamp:

      I like the FabozziVPS it’s got a nice ring to it.

      February 16, 2013 @ 10:13 pm
  34. 360:

    one place i would never host with again shady as hell and there support lacks love, and i got wiped twice being on there nodes
    theres many bargains about but here i would stay clear for sure
    next offer 10gig ram $10 quarterly lol

    February 16, 2013 @ 8:07 am
    • ClownJugglar:

      Yup, so many stories about this place and their “CEO” who treats everyone like garbage. Someone linked to a thread that proves this.

      I wish LEB would stop listing these guys.

      February 16, 2013 @ 9:09 pm
    • Ricky:

      I agree with cloromorpho and 360.

      ChicagoVPS boys suck big time. You get what you pay for and what you don’t pay for in wasted time and frustration dealing with them. They’ve got a sales pitch but when it comes to delivering reliabilty they suck bigtime.

      February 18, 2013 @ 9:29 pm
      • Once again I will say it, I cant please everyone. Notice how every offer we have it is the same 15-20 people commenting. Yes I expect people to be unhappy since we are such a large company, but the fact that the same 15-20 people comment on every offer is hilarious and even more hilarious that they dont understand that.

        We offer a great product, sorry you had a bad experience and could not fulfill your needs. Take it for what it is and just move on :)

        February 25, 2013 @ 2:17 pm
        • Yes, I also agree with you. Everyone can’t please everyone. And what is the result of commenting on every offer of ChicagoVPS ?? Does it decrease the sale of ChicagoVPS ?? I hope the answer is absolutely “NO” !!!

          February 25, 2013 @ 4:32 pm
  35. Very nice I/O, does look single NLayer for now. Gets to Colo @ via NLayer for now, probably waiting to announce it.

    Haven’t been able to get out of 1600 Mhz even at load which is odd for speed-step / Idle state technology , waiting on a reply – they’ve fixed it before on another server.

    Modified FreeVPS bench below, I/O speeds were taken at the beginning of the test, middle of speed tests, and at the end of the script’s execution.

    1 GB Plan, but not getting the down-speeds that MrBurns was. Looks like I’m capped at 100Mbps

    [root@atl ~]# sh bench.sh -O bash
    CPU Model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of Cores : 4
    CPU Speed : 1600.000 MHz
    Total RAM : 1024 MB
    Total Swap : 0 MB
    System Uptime : 56 min,
    Version : CentOS release 6.2 (Final)
    Download speed from CacheFly: 11.3MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 11.0MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 6.21MB/s
    Download speed from Peer1, Toronto, CA: 3.02MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 6.12MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.22MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 5.73MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 5.41MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 10.7MB/s
    Download speed from BuyVM – Buffalo, NY:
    Download speed from DigitalOcean – New York, NY :
    Download speed from DimeNOC – Maitland, FL: 11.2MB/s
    Download speed from ColoCrossing – Dallas, TX : 11.0MB/s
    Download speed from OVH – Beauharnois, CA : 11.0MB/s
    I/O speed [1] : 448 MB/s
    I/O speed [2] : 454 MB/s
    I/O speed [3] : 458 MB/s

    February 16, 2013 @ 8:32 am
    • Intel Speedstep should be disabled for you now, you should be seeing the full CPU speeds now =)

      Thanks Kris!

      February 17, 2013 @ 7:17 am
    • TomYaMee:

      How do i make a test like this?

      February 18, 2013 @ 10:16 am
  36. nutjob:

    Where are the 2GB/$30Y plans of yore?

    February 16, 2013 @ 9:21 am
    • Order Enterprise VPS from their site directly and use coupon code: 2GBYR

      February 16, 2013 @ 9:26 am
    • Must select Annual Billing Cycle

      February 16, 2013 @ 9:27 am
      • 2GB/$30Y out of stock……..

        February 16, 2013 @ 2:41 pm
        • ClownJugglar:

          Out of stock? They oversell so much they should never run out of stock. Just ask them to toss you in the mix with someone else. I’m sure they have plenty of servers that can fit 1 more person.

          February 16, 2013 @ 9:07 pm
  37. Babah:

    how about ChriscagoVPS? :D

    damn, i cant refuse .. help me!!!

    February 16, 2013 @ 10:24 am
  38. My server’s been down for over an hour and no response from multiple inquiries to support. Nobody at the wheel at ChicagoVPS. Warning – stay away from these guys.

    February 16, 2013 @ 10:30 am
    • Shawn.

      This will be taken care of, we were all up very late trying to mitigate DDoS sine our site was down for hours. I hope you can understand.


      February 16, 2013 @ 2:47 pm
    • ClownJugglar:

      Yes, stay away from these guys. Google/ddg/Bing search confirms.

      February 16, 2013 @ 9:06 pm
  39. I have been a client since 23rd of September and no issues. They even upgraded me to Chicago OpenVZ VPS – Enterprise Holidays Promo for free. Long live ChicagoVPS.

    February 16, 2013 @ 1:34 pm
  40. Keith C.:

    +1. Been using ChicagoVPS for over a year now and just ordered my 4th VPS with them (the 3GB special here). No issues at all. Keep up the great work guys!

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:04 pm
  41. ynzheng:

    no vSwap?

    waitting for the 3G/$48/yr plan


    February 16, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
  42. anar:

    do you allowed image hosting ?

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:45 pm
    • Hi Anar,

      Absolutely, we allow image hosting.

      Please feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions.



      February 17, 2013 @ 6:52 am
  43. MrPiang:

    Damn what a amazing offer I just can’t believe my eye. I’m VPS addicted wondering how the Colocrossing can offer the ChicagoVPS such good deals. Hello Colocrossing shoot me a mail then you got a new deal with me =) I’m started my hosting business on 2009 so far so good but I wondering HOW the lowend VPS provider offering such good pricing even is oversold or so.

    February 16, 2013 @ 3:41 pm
  44. What’s next, Seattle, WA?

    February 16, 2013 @ 7:14 pm
    • Jack:


      February 16, 2013 @ 7:40 pm
  45. No Ubuntu 12.04 images… Any ETA?

    February 16, 2013 @ 8:04 pm
    • The reason why we do not offer it in the public ordering form is because not all of our nodes support 12.04 yet. We are still working on upgrading the nodes that do not support it to 2.6.32 kernels which do. The majority of our nodes now support it, so there is a 95% chance your VPS will be set up on a node that supports it. So just order with any OS in the order form, then after your order you can reinstall to 12.04 from the VPS control panel (SolusVM).

      If you somehow do not see the option to reinstall it to 12.04 from SolusVM after your order, just open a ticket and we’ll move your VPS over to a node that supports 12.04.



      February 17, 2013 @ 7:01 am
      • Thanks Kevin,

        That did the trick, I am up and running 12.04 now.
        BTW, I filed a support ticket because I couldn’t find my credentials for my VPS CP (spam filter was being overzealous), and I got a response in 7minutes, ON A SUNDAY !!!
        Awesome support.

        February 17, 2013 @ 4:02 pm
  46. Steven:

    How many vCores for vCore? Server Specs? Cost to upgrade to 1GB card?


    February 16, 2013 @ 8:51 pm
  47. Looks like you guys are getting DDoSed again…. My server is suffering massive latency, and I can’t submit a ticket since the billing site keeps crashing.

    Really shitty all around when people do stuff like this.

    February 16, 2013 @ 10:34 pm
    • JennSamp:

      To quote Kevin Hillstrand:

      “Client services are not affected, only our corporate website. We believe it’s DDoS and have a network engineer taking a look now.”

      February 16, 2013 @ 11:39 pm
  48. That was yesterday. They seem to have solved it, however whenever I try and view my service panel or submit a ticket, the page times out. My VPS is also at 50% packet loss.

    February 16, 2013 @ 11:53 pm
  49. Managed to get a ticket in, and it seems someone on the same node as me seems to be abusing their server and as such are being DDoSed.

    ChicagoVPS responded and are now migrating me to another node.

    Good work!

    February 17, 2013 @ 12:32 am
    • JennSamp:

      and the move to new nodes will continue as they oversell each node. You’re in for a long ride :/

      February 17, 2013 @ 1:12 am
      • I don’t feel like that’s accurate at all. This is the first VPS I’ve had with ChicagoVPS that has had any issue.

        With cheap services come cheap ass holes. This I know, but it’s not fault of theirs.

        I’ve had nothing but exceptional service and support.

        February 17, 2013 @ 1:25 am
  50. Joe:

    took a 1Gig one

    here is the vpsbench test result

    _02/17/2013 – VMPLAN – DATACENTER – OS – AUTHOR_
    CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores: 4
    CPU frequency: 3401.000 MHz
    Total amount of RAM: 1024 MB
    Total amount of swap: 0 MB
    System uptime: 1:37,
    I/O speed: 453 MB/s
    Bzip 25MB: 3.76s
    Download 100MB file: 11.2MB/s

    February 17, 2013 @ 1:19 am
    • Hi Joe,

      Welcome aboard! Those results are quite impressive ;)

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      February 17, 2013 @ 7:06 am
  51. a:

    choose from among

    February 17, 2013 @ 1:36 pm
  52. Elijah H:


    I picked up a 3GB in Los Angeles this morning. What an amazing deal!
    I got my login details instantly after I completed my order.

    The VPS is very snappy all around. Will play around with it more after work.

    February 17, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
    • Austin:

      Really? I bought one 2GB in Chicago at 8 last night and it’s still pending this afternoon.

      February 17, 2013 @ 5:32 pm
      • Strange, it’s possible sometimes an order here and there may need a manual kick but 99% of the time things are instant setup.

        Send in a ticket and we’ll get you taken care of ;)

        February 18, 2013 @ 3:48 am
  53. Jack:

    Have you submitted a ticket Austin?

    February 17, 2013 @ 5:37 pm
    • Austin:

      Yes. No reply yet. It’s a bit strange if you ask me.

      February 17, 2013 @ 7:58 pm
      • What is your ticket ID?

        February 18, 2013 @ 3:48 am
        • Austin:

          Sorry for the late reply. Responded the job done in 3 and a half hours, not too shabby! Got lucky and got gigabit too. Very impressed.

          February 18, 2013 @ 6:53 pm
        • He he. You were very much lucky indeed.

          February 19, 2013 @ 3:37 pm
  54. Hi,
    From the above comments, I am seeing that someone is capped to 100 Mbit Port Speed where as Someone is getting 1 Gbit Speed. What’s the relation here ??

    February 17, 2013 @ 5:54 pm
    • Austin:

      Don’t know where you see that. The highest download speed I’ve seen is ~11MB/s, which would be close to a full 100mbps connection (12.5MB/s.) If it was 1 gbit (which is 1000mbps), it would have 100mb/s. I don’t see anyone downloading that fast.

      February 17, 2013 @ 6:11 pm
    • Austin:

      Woops, I can’t do math. It would be roughly 125MB/s, but still, you wouldn’t likely get the full bandwidth.

      February 17, 2013 @ 6:14 pm
    • Hi Nagib,

      We advertise a 100Mbit port as outlined in this LEB posting. For the most part our nodes are on 1Gbit ports, but we cannot dictate nor guarantee your VPS will be on 100Mbit or 1Gbit since it depends on the cabinet/network your node is on. So we just advertise 100Mbit to avoid any confusions, but chances are you’ll be lucky and get setup on a 1Gbit port


      February 18, 2013 @ 3:52 am
  55. Susie:

    Never seen a service that would please everyone…

    Willing to take a chance.

    What is the best deal going on right now for VPS? See mention of plans, some getting extras / upgraded and such. Want it all:)

    Mama taught me to ask for best deal or discount right up front, lol. Lay it on me Chris.

    February 18, 2013 @ 5:43 am
    • Susie:

      Sorry, meant “Kevin”. What are the current deals and specials?

      Or are there none, hence no reply at all?

      February 18, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
    • Hi Susie,

      The promotion outlined on this post are currently our latest promotions we have going on.



      February 19, 2013 @ 5:40 pm
  56. Steven:

    I have no idea how people fell for these 3M VPS and Gbit ports deals when you will have over 30-40 VPS on a 24GB node. Just gather a group of 10 people, get an ovh server for 89$ install VMware esxi and get over all the hassles and BS ,,,,

    February 18, 2013 @ 6:24 am
    • JennSamp:

      Thats what we did. Asked a few (7) friends who had shared accounts at with different providers. Each were paying 100+ bucks a year for “unlimited hosting” we pooled together, and bought a nice fat dedicated server all for ourselves.

      February 18, 2013 @ 2:37 pm
      • It’s not as simple. What if things break? Who will manage the server? What if someone wants to get off the deal? There are lots of uncertainty and problems. With a VPS company someone is managing the infrastructure and service.

        What if your “friend” calls you up at 3am to say it was your fault that caused load on the server and tells you to fix it?

        February 19, 2013 @ 9:13 am
        • Ditto, concerto49. There is also more to it other than support. It’s important to look at the big picture.

          I would rather get a VPS than a low end dedicated due to RAID redundancy, better processors, DDR3 ECC RAM, etc. In our case we even offer free offsite backups, free monitoring, and free DNS hosting. All these perks add up, and you won’t find a low end RAID10 protected dedi for under $100 anyway. In the end for hosting applications and websites, VPS is the way to go IMHO. Of course this is my personal opinion, but I think the perks and benefits VPS offers such as better processors and RAID10 compared to low end dedis makes it a clear-cut choice.

          Thanks for the input,


          February 20, 2013 @ 2:26 am
  57. torrent:

    is this vps good or bad?

    February 18, 2013 @ 8:30 am
    • Joe:

      I picked up a couple, and so far it seems fine. Will have to wait and see how it runs on a longer term.

      February 18, 2013 @ 12:15 pm
    • Elijah H:

      I’ve noticed that only non-customers (possibly competitors of Chicagovps) are posting negative comments in this thread, and I have yet to read one negative remark by a real customer on here yet. But anyway I have been using Chicagovps for over a year now and I have nothing bad to say.

      February 18, 2013 @ 3:23 pm
      • john:

        totally agree…

        February 18, 2013 @ 3:28 pm
      • ClownJugglar:

        Non-customers are people who used to be customers. Hence the negative feedback.

        February 18, 2013 @ 4:10 pm
      • Frank:

        Likewise, I’ve been a customer for 9 months with no complaints.

        February 18, 2013 @ 4:17 pm
      • All of your kind words are bringing tears of joy to my eyes! Thanks guys for your support =)

        Unfortunately when you are a big player in the market, there is always going to be competitors who will be upset, if there isn’t then you are obviously doing something wrong. Competitor or not, what I will say is I will not allow anyone’s words or actions to get in between our success or to get in the way of doing what we love to do. We are a strong and united company with a comprised team of dedicated and committed individuals, nothing will stop us!

        – Kevin

        February 18, 2013 @ 4:25 pm
        • Keep it up, Kevin. Although I’m a non-customer, but I trust on you, trust on ChicagoVPS. :) Very soon going to be your customer !

          February 18, 2013 @ 5:26 pm
  58. Zam:

    I have two VPS with ChicagoVPS. For the price they are really great. I had no issues or whatsoever with them at all. Support is fast and they are really nice people. I bugged them a lot with my issues and problems, and they always helped me with every situation. So everybody that’s pointing their fingers at them.

    To ChicagoVPS:

    I want to buy 2-3 of your servers located in Atlanta & Buffalo with 4GB RAM on a 6 month or yearly price. Can you please offer me a good price for it?

    February 19, 2013 @ 6:37 am
    • Zam:

      So everybody that’s pointing their fingers at them, please stop. Either your jealous or because it’s so cheap you think they are horrible. Just because other company does that, doesn’t mean they will. Stop judging a book by it’s cover.***

      UPDATE: Was a typo.

      February 19, 2013 @ 6:41 am
    • Hi Zam,

      Thanks for the kind words! Regarding the 4GB VPS, please shoot us a quick email at sales@chicagovps.net and we will see what we can do for you.



      February 19, 2013 @ 5:20 pm
  59. skippy:

    Great VPS, I just switched from another deal i got last year on LEB, Absolutly delighted, was amazed to see I have 4 cpu cores running – honestly cannot speak for everyone but this is a great deal,I have already 4-5 people joining up soon – do i get a freebie for referring ;)

    February 19, 2013 @ 10:42 am
    • We do have a system for that, please open a ticket and from there we can explain to you how it works and what it does for you.


      February 19, 2013 @ 4:25 pm
  60. Subodh Shah:

    Will I be able to run a CS software on it called Multics as I tried it on 2 companies and they killed the program saying it was using too much resources of the CPU. and stopped the servers.
    is there any chance I can test it out b4 I commit myself to it?

    February 19, 2013 @ 12:27 pm
    • john:

      They will kick you out…

      February 19, 2013 @ 3:08 pm
      • Subodh Shah:

        Thanks John :)

        February 19, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
    • Subodh Shah:

      Kevin or CVPS any comments on this ? before I give up on here ?

      February 19, 2013 @ 4:58 pm
    • Subodh,

      I have no definite answer for you, that completely depends on the amount of CPU it uses.

      We are one of the most lenient and flexible providers on LEB, for example we are one of the very few providers on LowEndBox that allow running gameservers, IRC, adult, etc. So if there is anything we don’t allow, then chances are other VPS hosts won’t allow it either.

      If you’ve been kicked out twice by other VPS providers you might need to look for a dedicated server solution.

      February 19, 2013 @ 5:07 pm
      • Subodh Shah:

        Thank you very much for your reply Kevin, I am on one of the VPS right now which does allow me to run the Program. they were on 2mg Ram unlimited Bandwidth and 100 port. and never had a problem with them, So just thought I will give it a try with you guys and see if your servers can handle it.
        If there is a chance for me to test it out and if it works I will stay on with your company ( as you say you are lenient and flexible providers on LEB )

        February 19, 2013 @ 6:41 pm
        • I believe you should be all taken care of now via your support ticket.


          February 20, 2013 @ 2:16 am
  61. Chris A:

    Does CVPS allow Custom ISO images? I would like to be able to load any ISO that I want? The one I am most concerned about is a CentOS 5 Custom ISO.

    February 19, 2013 @ 4:02 pm
    • We offer this on our Xen HVM plans, but the price will not be cheap like OpenVZ due to Xen is 100% dedicated resources to that VPS.


      February 19, 2013 @ 4:27 pm
  62. MrPiang:

    Looking forward CVPS offer their Xen Plan… =)

    February 19, 2013 @ 5:44 pm
  63. JohnnyT:

    HI there for this offer, is the quarterly price of $21 fixed, or is it just for the first quarter then change after 3 months ?

    February 19, 2013 @ 7:05 pm
    • Subodh Shah:

      Hi JohnnyT the Price is $21 Quaterly Requring

      February 19, 2013 @ 8:10 pm
    • The price is recurring and will not increase after the first quarter =)

      February 20, 2013 @ 2:17 am
  64. MrBurns:

    Don’t know if this is something to expect of ChicagoVPS but my VPS was down for over an hour. Another node on the server was being DDos attacked. That’s not covered under their SLA when someone else is causing my node problems. Hope it doesn’t happen regularly.

    February 19, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
    • In all fairness, this can happen with any VPS provider. If another customer on the same node gets a large-scale DDoS attack it will impact everyone on the node. Regardless of what provider you go with. But to answer your question, no it is not a regular occurrence or you’d see many other customers complaining about that on here :P

      What makes us different from the rest is that we have a 24×7 proactive monitoring team and we are able to minimize the impact of such situations due to this.

      From what I’ve been told the DDoS earlier today on chi-vps57 was detected by our monitoring team in under a minute and was resolved in under 15 minutes. Let me know if you experience any further problems.


      February 20, 2013 @ 2:21 am
      • MrBurns:

        The outage was for over an hour. Glad it doesn’t happen often. The thing that I didn’t like at first, was when I opened the support ticket with the problem, they accused me of abusing the service and uploading at 400 Megs a second… especially when the first thing I did was yum remove httpd and get rid of unneeded services.

        Something I can’t find in the site at all is how your SLA does work if it is not a DDoS attack. How are credits issues and what is the policy? The 99.9% is clearly stated, but I don’t see anything about DDoS attacks being exempt.

        February 20, 2013 @ 3:54 pm
  65. Zijo:

    I am with them for about year. Never had problems.
    Good server 2G, 2 IP , cheap.
    I see now they have even better deals.
    I already paid for full year, so i will wait to change to the new deal.

    Before Chicago VPS i tried other 2 servers one was xen.
    ChicagVPS had the best performance.

    February 20, 2013 @ 3:59 pm
    • Hi Zijo,

      Happy to hear that we provided the best performance. We definitely invest lots of time, effort, and funds into our infrastructure to be able to provide excellent performance at unmatched prices.



      February 24, 2013 @ 8:44 am
  66. W1V_Lee:

    I have a 2GB in LA, NY, CH with a 3GB in AT. All good, can’t say anything against them and I have the other VPS’s for a while now.

    February 20, 2013 @ 6:53 pm
    • Thanks for the good comment. We try to give the best possible service that we can.

      February 23, 2013 @ 8:58 pm
  67. torrent:

    is the diskspace raid 0 or 1
    i think i will not take it if it is just raid 0

    February 20, 2013 @ 10:06 pm
    • Neither. RAID1 is too slow and RAID0 has no redundancy.

      We use RAID-10 across all of our servers, this offers excellent performance while providing redundancy at the same time! =)

      Feel free to let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.



      February 20, 2013 @ 10:14 pm
  68. torrent:

    i finally gave it a shot.
    but too sad, i cant access https://manage.chicagovps.net:5656, time out!
    im loosing my money now. damn!

    February 21, 2013 @ 5:44 am
  69. Mike Devere:

    This order form is provided in a secure environment and to help protect against fraud your current IP address ( is being logged.

    it’s a CloudFlare ips
    causing my order marked as fraud

    quite strange for a hosting provider using CloudFlare for their homepage and client area
    you doubt on your own datacenter?

    February 21, 2013 @ 10:14 am
    • Jack:

      They don’t own the DC? where is it ever said that they owned the DC?

      February 21, 2013 @ 2:53 pm
      • Mike Devere:

        i mean their server :D

        February 21, 2013 @ 3:54 pm
        • Quite funny. Is your issue resolved ?? Have you opened a ticket already ??

          February 21, 2013 @ 3:59 pm
        • Mike Devere:

          resolved by submitting ticket :D

          February 21, 2013 @ 4:07 pm
        • I’m glad to hear that your problem was swiftly resolved via ticket! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further assistance.



          February 22, 2013 @ 4:15 am
    • I think, providing VPS doesn’t require to own a DC :P
      All their servers in every location are co-located with Colocrossing.

      February 21, 2013 @ 3:46 pm
      • Yep, it doesn’t. ColoCrossing is our colocation provider. They provide a fantastic service, and have been very accommodating to our growing needs for the past few years.

        Maybe in the future as we grow we will consider building our own datacenter, but for now ColoCrossing suites our needs perfectly well in 4 different locations within the US.

        February 22, 2013 @ 4:18 am
        • We will be awaiting to hear from you about your own datacenter. Hope, it won’t take much to inform us about it ;)

          February 22, 2013 @ 4:57 am
  70. Wasn’t Kevin Hillstrand working with urpad? He works for CVPS now? Just curious O_O.

    In any event, these prices are pretty tempting, thank you. ^^

    February 22, 2013 @ 5:49 am
    • Kevin left URPAD some months ago ! For the damaged reputation of URPAD, he left that ! (As far I know)

      February 22, 2013 @ 8:58 am
    • Nagib is right! =) I decided to move forward with my career and jumped ship in favor of a better opportunity with ChicagoVPS in late of November 2012.

      I hope this clarifies your concern. Feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions.

      @Nagib, I do not wish to comment with regards to the state or condition of URPad since my departure, however what I will say is that it worked out well for everyone as I know Curtis was having some serious money problems in 2012 with his past employer (PKNTech/ZuyaHost) essentially scamming him, there was a fairly large discussion about this in WHT premium and a lot of premium members there were nice enough to donate him some money to get him back home safely. My departure allowed Curtis to step in and fill the vacancy, and now he has a stable job which I’m assuming he is comfortable with :)

      What’s the point of working for a company/organization if you don’t love the job? I dunno about you guys, but I would never stay at a company if I didn’t love the job/company. When you work for something you love doing and have a passion for, and are surrounded by co-workers who have similar traits and dedication, everything starts coming together and it suddenly stops feeling like “work” :P Curtis seems motivated and comfortable with his job, and I now go into work with a smile everyday, in the end that’s what matters and I’m glad I took that decision to excel my career further.



      February 22, 2013 @ 11:02 pm
  71. I honestly think LEB has a lot of impatient whiners that expect unrealistic performance for very low prices. You’re on a site calles LOW END BOX for crying out loud (not that some of the offers here have bad statistics at all, a lot are great), you can’t expect hyper goods if you’re going to be cheap. If you’re running critical services off these bargain VPS / Servers, you’re a bit thick.

    On Chicagovps: I’ve had SOME performance issues and some weirdness, up to and including getting my service “disabled” and nobody having any idea why, including their own support. HOWEVER: If you’re a) patient, b) friendly and c) just relax already, their support is good and they’re a great company to host stuff with. Once again, they have lured me in with the $21/3GB/3Month offer. DAMN YOU CHICAGOVPS, YOU WILL STEAL ALL MY MONEY!

    February 22, 2013 @ 8:24 am
    • Thanks! We’ve made great changes to our service and support recently, and I’m sure you’ll notice huge improvement upon your next interaction with us.

      February 23, 2013 @ 3:04 am
  72. wow! another nice deal. im too tempted to get my 4th vps grr.

    February 22, 2013 @ 8:32 am
  73. Subodh Shah:

    Thank you very much that I took a chance by accepting your words as below, now I tested it and it hasnt kicked me out and its working away great :)

    Kevin Hillstrand:
    “We are one of the most lenient and flexible providers on LEB, for example we are one of the very few providers on LowEndBox that allow running gameservers, IRC, adult, etc.”

    Another Satisfied Client :)

    February 22, 2013 @ 11:45 am
    • Awesome! =) Glad to hear you’re satisfied.

      February 23, 2013 @ 3:09 am
      • Subodh Shah:

        I need another 3gb server Please Kevin
        Many thanks in advance

        March 11, 2013 @ 6:15 pm
  74. torrent:

    i get very bad network speed from my vps on chicagovps.
    i get only 500kB/s downloading from this vps
    while from my other vps on flipperhost i get 12MB/s…

    sory, my english is not good.

    February 22, 2013 @ 1:16 pm
    • As you can see from the plenty of benchmarks that our customers have posted in the comments section of this post, this is very untrue and the only way this is possible is if you are downloading from a server that is very far away, like South Africa or Asia.

      Please submit a support ticket and a member of our technical support team would be happy to work with you to get to the bottom of this, even though I’m already pretty sure its caused due to you downloading from a very distant location.

      February 23, 2013 @ 3:11 am
      • Please see the comment below you by code, he was able to download at 80 MB/s.

        February 23, 2013 @ 3:13 am
        • torrent:


          February 23, 2013 @ 2:27 pm
    • You didn’t mentioned from hwre you were downloading those. Also, the server from where you were downloading seems to have low network speed !

      February 23, 2013 @ 6:47 am
  75. code:

    i like chicagovps,i use their vps,good support,so far so good for vpn,my member only 10 people and no any complaint about speed that cool,i reseller vps to,already sale 4 vps in chicagovps,love ur discount,give me more discount for 512 vps plans,because my friend ask about that :D

    February 22, 2013 @ 4:26 pm
    • Glad to hear the VPS is working well for you! Feel free to send in a ticket to sales and we’re happy to work with you on further discounts for bulk/multiple VPS orders.



      February 23, 2013 @ 3:16 am
  76. code:

    this my test from chicagovps location chicago
    wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    –2013-02-22 19:32:08– http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net…
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 80.6M/s in 1.2s

    February 22, 2013 @ 4:34 pm
  77. http://www.chicagovps.net/livechat/livezilla.php

    Is it me, or is it stuck at “loading…” ? :P

    February 23, 2013 @ 4:18 am
    • Just tried with Chrome browser and it did time out / got stuck on “loading”.

      February 23, 2013 @ 6:37 am
    • We are in the process of changing live chat over to Zopim.

      February 23, 2013 @ 6:42 am
  78. How long does it usually take to get an account setup? It is not an automated process, right? I threw in the towel and gave it a try, just waiting on the account setup.

    February 23, 2013 @ 6:35 am
    • Hi Mike!

      Our services are actually instant setup and the setup process is fully automatic. It’s possible that our emails may be going to your spam/junk box?

      In any case, you can view a copy of all emails we sent out to you by navigating to the “Emails Sent” section of our client area, here is a direct link: https://billing.chicagovps.net/clientarea.php?action=emails

      The VPS welcome email is titled “Your New VPS Information!”

      I haven’t gotten an “automatic setup failed” email from WHMCS in a long time, so I assume this is just a problem with your email provider marking our emails as spam or something of that nature. Please visit the link I posted above to view a copy of all emails we sent out.


      February 23, 2013 @ 6:42 am
      • Don’t you have SPF Enabled ?? If SPF is enabled, the emails should not be marked as SPAM. Moreover, you can use SendGrid for this !

        February 23, 2013 @ 6:45 am
        • It shouldn’t be going to spam at all, when I tested a couple days ago it was fine and we haven’t gotten any other complaints from customers about mails not going through.

          However, I’ll investigate this further with our lead technician tomorrow and will consider using Sendgrid =)

          – Kevin

          February 23, 2013 @ 6:49 am
      • Yep, that was it. I’ve gotten duped a million times not checking that damn spam box. Thanks.

        February 23, 2013 @ 8:35 am
  79. mikel:

    I am host my sites in ChicagoVPS from year its very good and the best in vps . ChicagoVPS is Excellent company

    February 23, 2013 @ 7:32 am
  80. Just picked up one for a little server project I am doing. Insane prices guys, keep it up.

    The email did indeed go to my spam folder, but I am using gmail, so it’s almost prone to do it anyways, no worries. The setup was instant and I got my emails instantly. Great service so far. I submitted a ticket because I accidentally purchased the Atlanta one, instead of the Chicago location. (Was 100% my fault, lol)

    But yeah, this looks very promising!

    February 23, 2013 @ 8:12 am
    • Just an update: I requested a node move to a different location, they did it pretty swiftly and fast. Ticket response time is very quick for what you’re paying, thank you CVPS for your service.

      February 23, 2013 @ 9:09 pm
    • We’re very flexible and always happy to help out! Welcome aboard =)

      February 23, 2013 @ 10:11 pm
  81. torrent:

    please reply my ticket QYY-969503

    February 23, 2013 @ 2:33 pm
    • Looks like one of our main support technicians already responded this morning. If you require any further assistance please communicate with us via our ticketing system.

      February 23, 2013 @ 8:52 pm
  82. What’s up with having a trial WHM/cpanel? It says I’m using a trial version and it will expire in like a few days. I already paid the $10 for the license, so it should be licensed, right? I put a ticket in yesterday but no one home? Ticket #XAH-508938. Can you help out with this? Thanks.

    February 23, 2013 @ 4:29 pm
    • Hi Mike,

      Please run the following on your server via SSH to update the cPanel license: /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt


      February 23, 2013 @ 8:49 pm
  83. donnyb:

    After reading through all these posts I had to leave my own reply:
    I was a little wary by some of the negative comments made here but I pulled the gun on the $25/half year anyways and I can say that I’m fairly impressed. I landed on node 13 in Buffalo and the server is pretty zippy. My speedtest results seem to fluctuate a fair amount hitting Linode’s NJ location anywhere from 20 – 40 MB/s. Considering it’s advertised as a 100mbps line, I’m not complaining although it does speak to the load placed on these nodes. Also, IO speed is not quite up to what others have posted here and leaves a little to be desired. However, the price is certainly right!

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 2400.062 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime : 9:02,
    Download speed Cachefly: (20.8MB/s)
    Download speed Tokyo, JP: (2.63MB/s)
    Download speed London, UK: (4.93MB/s)
    Download speed Newark, NJ: (24.6MB/s)
    Download speed Atlanta, GA: (17.1MB/s)
    Download speed Dallas, TX: (12.4MB/s)
    Download speed Fremont, CA: (3.99MB/s)
    I/O speed : 217MB/s

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 2400.062 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime : 9:06,
    Download speed Cachefly: (19.7MB/s)
    Download speed Tokyo, JP: (2.87MB/s)
    Download speed London, UK: (4.91MB/s)
    Download speed Newark, NJ: (35.5MB/s)
    Download speed Atlanta, GA: (16.7MB/s)
    Download speed Dallas, TX: (12.3MB/s)
    Download speed Fremont, CA: (3.28MB/s)
    I/O speed : 210MB/s

    –2013-02-23 21:01:21– http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin
    Resolving speedtest.newark.linode.com…, 2600:3c03::4b
    Connecting to speedtest.newark.linode.com||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null’

    100%[==========================================================================================>] 104,857,600 40.0M/s in 2.5s

    February 23, 2013 @ 5:05 pm
    • Those bandwidth and disk I/O speeds look awesome! Welcome to ChicagoVPS. Please feel free to let us know if there is ever anything we can assist you with!

      February 24, 2013 @ 8:39 am
  84. Mook:

    I’ve had horrible luck with ChicagoVPS. Cancelled an automatically renewed server because the performance was fairly miserable. No refund. 2 ignored emails. Opened a ticket indicating I would do a charge-back, was then accused I’d be in trouble if I did the “fraudulent charge-back”. I’m not sure how fraudulent it is if you want a refund from a cancelled service. Next day, I get a call from my bank, and ChicagoVPS charged me an ADDITIONAL $90, completely unauthorized, for no service, no invoice, nothing. Clearly a retaliatory charge, outright fraud. I will be contacting New York Attorney General office on Monday for this fraudulent activity.

    So be very careful giving these guys your charge information, or you could be subject to fraud, too.

    February 23, 2013 @ 9:26 pm
    • Hi Mook,

      Do you have a ticket ID so I can look into this for you? Sometimes if you do not cancel the recurring subscription after cancelling your service this can happen, but in that case our billing department is always happy to get it canceled out for you and refund any inappropriate charges.

      We are an ethical company and would never charge someone for a service that is not rendered, again please let me know your ticket ID and I will be sure to get this escalated with our billing team.

      I appreciate your time.

      – Kevin

      February 23, 2013 @ 10:38 pm
      • Mook:

        It wasn’t a mistake of an non-cancelled recurring charge, I had none pending and the amounts were different. The original recurring charge was around February 9, in the amount of ~$80 for 6 MONTHS of service. The retaliatory charge was made February 23 for ~$90. There was no invoice, as there was for the Feb 9 charge. It was purely punitive, retaliatory, credit card fraud. If you’re the only honest guy there, you had better fire whoever made the fraudulent charges and threatened ME with a charge of fraud for cancelling a service I don’t want. It’s no joke (to the bank or law enforcement) running up fraudulent credit card charges; I am pursuing this one with both.

        February 24, 2013 @ 1:36 pm
        • Have you submitted ticket to ChicagoVPS ?? If you already have, then what was the response from them ?? If it was unusual, then why are you waiting for taking Legal Action ?? But, at last, I would suggest you to consult this matter with ChicagoVPS before taking any Legal Action.

          February 24, 2013 @ 4:48 pm
      • Mook:

        The retaliation continues. The other VPS I had with ChicagoVPS has been terminated (no route to host) as was threatened in the ticket response. I will now add this to the bank charge complaint, unless a partial refund is immediately made.

        What a way to run a business. Credit card fraud and unjustified termination of services in retaliation for a cancelled service and request for refund.

        February 24, 2013 @ 6:01 pm
        • Oh, I’m so sorry for all the incident you had with ChicagoVPS. I hope you can manage this all soon. I never thought that they can this type of rude and cruel. We all will be waiting for a reply from any ChicagoVPS’s representative.

          February 24, 2013 @ 6:16 pm
        • Austin:

          With no evidence, I can’t help but overlook your claims. You’re not a competitor to ChicagoVPS, are you?

          February 25, 2013 @ 7:41 pm
        • Very possible Austin but I don’t want to jump to conclusions. However, we still have not received any sort of ticket ID despite Chris and myself asking over 3 times now. Quite strange for him to be typing such long complaints on a public board and not using that effort to directly work / communicate with a member of ChicagoVPS staff.

          February 25, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
    • He was given a credit on account, like it says in our ToS.

      Case solved.

      February 24, 2013 @ 7:15 pm
      • Mook:

        Case solved? Hardly. My second VPS mysteriously returns after I complained here about it being shut down. I still have no refund for the service I cancelled the same day it was automatically renewed. “Credit on Account” for a sub-standard service is useless. I still have $92.84 of fraudulent credit card charges. If that is “case solved”, I really hate to think what happens to a difficult tech support request.

        February 25, 2013 @ 10:17 pm
        • Chris Fabozzi:

          Well, I really have no idea who you are. No ticket ID was given for me to look at. I was assuming you are the account I gave a credit earlier today.

          Regardless, you are only entitled to a credit on account per our TOS. How about you open a ticket and direct it to my attention so I can take a look instead of making me guess all over the place and complain about something you yourself are not even trying to resolve. You are wasting my time and your time.

          February 25, 2013 @ 10:34 pm
      • Mook:

        Are you being deluged with billing complaints and can’t look through Friday’s tickets?

        I have no idea what the cancellation ticket number is, I received nothing. I have no idea what the “ticket number” is on the fraudulent $92+ charge you made: I contracted for no service, I have no invoice, only the fraudulent charge.

        So stop wasting my time, and making your company look worse and worse. You guys messed up. Man up, admit it, and do the right thing (hint: credit card fraud is not the right thing).

        February 25, 2013 @ 10:47 pm
        • Really worth all this bickering over a ticket ID? Either provide one or you are not really a customer and have no legitimate complaint.

          We have lots of sales/billing tickets just like every established business, it can be related to inquiries about their bill, custom quotes, account upgrades, payment extensions, etc. There is much more to a “billing” department than you think.

          February 25, 2013 @ 10:57 pm
      • Mook:

        I guess you’re right, no use bickering. The bank doesn’t need a ticket number to issue charge backs. The NY state Atty General just wants bank statements with the credit card fraud. No use bickering. But it’s nice this will show up in public records when searching for ChicagoVPS or any of the other d/b/a companies under New Wave Netconnect; maybe it will prevent someone else falling into a credit card fraud trap.

        February 25, 2013 @ 11:19 pm
        • Chris Fabozzi:

          Mook, the fact you cant provide a ticket ID or open a NEW TICKET directly pointed to me is awesome. Its almost like you dont want it to be resolved ( If there even is a problem to begin with ) and would rather cause an issue than to work with the company.

          By no means do I steal anyones money, and your lack of facts is making it really difficult to get it resolved. Email me directly at Chris@Chicagovps.net and I will 100% help you. If that is asking too much, then I dont know what to tell you.

          That is just you being difficult or lazy, and I have no sympathy.


          February 25, 2013 @ 11:39 pm
      • Mook:

        Blah blah blah. Your support tech had his/her turn, and it chose credit card fraud and vindictive, unjustified, service termination. Instead of edumacating you on your own ticketing service (a sad, very sad, commentary on your sorry state of ticketing or your own personal or staff laziness), I will make sure your company’s activities are handled by the authorities and the credit card handling financial community.

        February 26, 2013 @ 1:33 am
        • I have no available bad speech to throw upon you. If I had, I would throw it upon you. You are really here to blame ChicagoVPS. Listen, you *** of a *****, your blame won’t decrease the reputation of ChicagoVPS at all, rather than you are wasting your valuable time & reputation here. Now, get lost !!! @Mook

          February 26, 2013 @ 4:22 am
        • Mook:

          Go away. They had their chance to fix things. I am here to document their poor customer service, and then their vindictive, retaliatory, credit card fraud. I am sorry you can’t understand the language enough to grasp the concepts. Please go to some other thread, and add nothing there, too.

          February 26, 2013 @ 7:56 am
        • You didn’t provide any ticket ID nor any screenshot to us. So, how can we be sure that your complain is fair enough ?? It can also happen that any provider has paid you to do all these. If you are fair, then take a screenshot describing the conversation between you and ChicagoVPS.

          February 26, 2013 @ 8:17 am
  85. anar:

    This dedicated ram mean we can use it full ram ?

    February 24, 2013 @ 2:40 am
    • Anar,

      That is correct, let us know if you have any additional questions.


      February 24, 2013 @ 2:44 am
  86. I signed up with another one and was put on another subnet/network and it was like %40 slower. I had support move me over to the original one. Speeds are random. One part of the day everything is flying, second part of the day getting delays even with WHM. Only been a couple days, so I’ll stick it out and see what’s up. I hope such the low price isn’t an indication of “quality” or the saying, “you get what you pay for”.

    February 25, 2013 @ 6:07 am
    • Hey,

      Please open a ticket and I will see what node the VPS is on and I will work my magic and get this fixed for you.


      February 25, 2013 @ 6:20 am
      • I’m not complaining, it was just very weird how one VPS was getting 1.4MB/sec speeds and the other was getting only 600K/sec. I have a ticket open right now to move my second VPS over to the one that is quicker. I’m just waiting for them to move it over. The ticket is #XVL-836626 if you are interested, but PLEASE do not change or alter my original VPS. Thanks.

        February 25, 2013 @ 6:28 am
  87. Austin:

    I’m pretty satisfied with my VPS. Probably the biggest plus is the shared gigabit port. Haven’t delved into the full 2GB of my RAM yet but everything is running smoothly.

    CVPS managed to reply to a ticket, with the request finished, on Sunday after around 3 hours 30 mins. Not too shabby compared to many of the other providers I’ve come across on LEB. Don’t get a M-F provider, because you *will* regret it.

    Can leave several SSH sessions on overnight and they won’t disconnect, overall pleased. Just praying I don’t get DDoSed or something.

    February 25, 2013 @ 7:39 pm
  88. How long it takes to mitigate a DDoS attack for ChicagoVPS ?? This is significally very important to know. :)

    February 26, 2013 @ 4:24 am
    • Hi Nagib,

      This depends on what level of extent you are referring to. Are you talking about if another customer on the same network gets attacked how fast it would take us to block it to ensure it won’t impact other users? If that is what you’re referring to, it would generally be under a few minutes as we have a 24×7 monitoring team to keep track of things like this so a bad neighbor on your network/node will not impact you.

      If you are asking if your VPS gets DDoSed how long it would take us to mitigate, I have no direct answer for you because we are not a VPS provider who specializes in DDoS protection. If it’s a small or medium sized attack, chances are CSF firewall along with DDoS deflate can handle the attacks just fine. Both firewalls are free to install. However if the attack gets too strong/large-scale to the point that it starts impacting the network, we must nullroute your VPS IP temporarily (and will notify you) in order to ensure the quality of our network for other customers. From that point on, we’re happy to work with you to get the nullroute lifted, or even change your VPS IP as a courtesy at no cost.

      What I just said above is the procedure every VPS host that does _not_ specialize in DDoS protection services follows. They must nullroute the offending VPS IP getting DDoS’ed in order to make sure it won’t bring the whole node/network down. I can only think of a few providers off the top of my head that offer DDoS protection at LEB pricing, however this is not true protection… it’s all being “tunneled” to another datacenter as a virtual router (results to higher latency and the remote nature of it makes it harder to troubleshoot problems). Additionally, the providers that offer protection at LEB pricing that I personally tried so far are far from reliable and is something I wouldn’t trust using on a production environment. IMO true DDoS protection will cost a pretty penny, and if you are looking for DDoS protection and get large-scale DDoS attacks frequently consider using a professional DDoS mitigation company such as BlackLotus or Staminus, not some LEB provider offering DDoS protection through tunneling.

      Anyway – enough of my personal ranting. ChicagoVPS does not specialize in the DDoS protection market, nor do we have plans to. It’s a huge headache and attracts bad apples that can bring severe damage to the network.

      Thanks for the interest,


      February 26, 2013 @ 4:58 am
      • That means, if I am DDoSed, then at first I have to take action with my firewall settings, but if I’m unable to handle it, then you would help me by nullrouting the IP ?? Mostly, all the LEB Providers can do it (Nullroute) and hope you always take care of it. Anyway thanks, I got my answer and your action is enough for me. :)

        February 26, 2013 @ 5:07 am
        • Hi,

          If the software firewalls you configure on your VPS (such as CSF Firewall and DDoS Deflate) are unable to handle/filter your attack we will be forced to nullroute the VPS IP.

          If you don’t get attacked often (and on the rare occasion you do its small to medium sized attacks) then you should be fine.


          February 26, 2013 @ 5:14 am
  89. CB:

    Does the $10 cPanel need to be selected at sign-up? Or is it possible to add at a later date?

    I was with CVPS previously but my project fell through and I cancelled. Have a new project waiting and ready to jump back in as I was pleased last time.

    February 26, 2013 @ 1:25 pm
    • I also have the same question.

      February 26, 2013 @ 3:46 pm
    • Hi CB,

      Either way is fine, if you wish to purchase it later just open a sales ticket and we’ll get it added for you.



      February 26, 2013 @ 4:19 pm
  90. wqm:


    You really need to be careful on your choice of words as you are badly slandering a company in a very public forum and in return, your are placing yourself in a precarious legal position.

    If I were to represent this company I would seek the following to establish a very favorable legal case to argue your statements posted here on this website.

    – A copy (image) of all computer hard drives, removable media not limited to: SD cards, USB drives, CD’s DVD’s, smartphone media storage at your place of residence

    – Any and all personal router logs on the premises of your residence

    – ISP logs for all present and past assigned IP addresses to your residence for the last 180 days

    – Credit card and other personal financial bank statements for the past 180 days

    – A copy of your credit report from Equifax et al

    – A list of all personal email and social media accounts, public forums user names that you have actively used in the past 180 days

    – Any and all email correspondence to the company you are slandering

    – Any and all email correspondence and phone records to your credit card company that you have stated that you will be contacting here

    February 27, 2013 @ 4:54 am
  91. Don’t know what the fuss is with CVPS. I’ve purchased a 1gb server for 15 dollars.. for 6 months? Are you kidding me guys? This server is insane and it’s been up 24/7. I am more than pleased, I feel like the 15 dollars is a steal. But then again, I’m only running about 100mb ram :P

    Sometimes I believe it’s to good to be true, I really have no idea how people are having problems.

    March 3, 2013 @ 11:51 am
    • Glad to hear you’re happy Nexus! =)

      March 4, 2013 @ 5:46 am
    • Subodh Shah:

      I just ordered a 2nd 3GB server as I am happy with the first one and as you said for the price one should not complain
      Thank you very much for your services guys and keep up the good work

      March 11, 2013 @ 7:29 pm
      • We appreciate your continued loyalty Subodh =) Thanks for the kind words.

        If you ever need anything don’t hesitate to let us know.

        March 14, 2013 @ 3:43 am
  92. tecno:

    How many domains can add in this promo?

    March 3, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
    • This is really arbitrary, there is no set limit as to how many domains you can host on your VPS. You are in full control and you’ll receive full root access.



      March 4, 2013 @ 5:45 am
  93. retro:

    Do you guys allow private servers?

    March 4, 2013 @ 2:59 pm
  94. SanSS:

    Do you still have “3GB OpenVZ VPS” available? If you do, what are the payment methods accepted?

    March 5, 2013 @ 2:28 am
    • pcjamesy:

      yes they still have the 3gb plan

      paypal & Visa/MasterCard/Discover

      March 6, 2013 @ 10:35 pm
    • pcjamesy is correct!

      March 14, 2013 @ 3:42 am
  95. Zhe:

    The server in Atlanta is not working well.
    Built a image host on it.
    Too many failed connection had reported.
    Speed test comes up only 5MB. Not reported 100MB.
    Everytime when I SSH it only about 1/3 chance to success.
    port detect fails lots of time.
    Live support never works.
    Even though I manager it from UK, but this performance still make me disappoionted.

    March 8, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
  96. petualangcilik:

    little benchmark 1GB plan los angeles

    O/S CentOS release 5.9 (Final)
    RAM 1024 MB
    CPU Model Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    CPU Cores 4
    CPU Speed 3401 MHz
    CPU Cache 8192 KB

    UnixBench (w/ all processors) 1774.2
    UnixBench (w/ one processor) 690.8

    Cachefly 19.8 MB/s
    Linode, Atlanta, GA, USA 10.2 MB/s
    Linode, Dallas, TX, USA 17.9 MB/s
    Linode, Tokyo, JP 6.05 MB/s
    Linode, London, UK 2.97 MB/s
    OVH, Paris, France 6.76 MB/s
    SmartDC, Rotterdam, Netherlands 5.40 MB/s
    Hetzner, Nuremberg, Germany 7.46 MB/s
    iiNet, Perth, WA, Australia 5.69 MB/s
    MammothVPS, Sydney, Australia 1.31 MB/s
    Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL 6.87 MB/s
    Leaseweb, Manassas, VA, USA 17.1 MB/s
    Softlayer, Singapore 6.78 MB/s
    Softlayer, Seattle, WA, USA 41.3 MB/s
    Softlayer, San Jose, CA, USA 49.0 MB/s
    Softlayer, Washington, DC, USA 18.3 MB/s


    are you kidding me ?
    this vps more than enough for me :D

    March 9, 2013 @ 2:49 pm
  97. ChicagoVPS it is important that you address Ticket #RSL-230697

    Opened: Monday, March 11th, 2013 (13:31)

    March 14, 2013 @ 3:37 am
  98. Sudip:


    Will i get this price if i renew my current account?


    March 14, 2013 @ 8:27 pm
  99. Emma Anderson:

    check this ticket please #OJF-886797

    March 15, 2013 @ 12:22 pm
  100. Serrin:

    Signed up for the 2gb openvz yesterday. Had my service up and assigned practically before i could check my email. Getting ready to migrate from another host.
    Having some DNS issues that seem to be my ignorance more than anything else but so far it looks really good.
    Thanks for the continued good deal.
    Been some time since I’ve weighed in here, since I haven’t changed hosts in a while. Will update as I migrate.


    March 16, 2013 @ 4:18 pm
  101. Susan:

    I have not been able to find a better deal on VPS, or should say a better deal associated with a company with good ratings. Got 12 VPS boxes now and not happy.

    My concern is bandwidth as one site hit 2.03 gig last month. How much is extra bandwidth if I have the 3G /2.5TB plan with CVPS?


    March 16, 2013 @ 6:02 pm
    • You’re concerned of using 2.5TB when only one of your site used 3GB?

      You do understand 2.5TB is 2560GB…

      March 16, 2013 @ 7:21 pm
      • Susan:

        At 55 years of age and having 12 VPS boxes, sure hope I understand what TB is:) But sometimes people make mistakes when typing. Should have been 2003 GB …

        Thanks for pointing out and yes I am (was) a blonde.

        March 16, 2013 @ 10:28 pm
        • Haha Susan :)

          We all make mistakes, I believe the bandwidth overage charges are $5/TB or something.

          Kevin or Chris should of replied by now, I’ll give Kevin a poke on skype for you.

          March 16, 2013 @ 11:30 pm
    • Hi Susan,

      If you need additional bandwidth we sell them for $7/month per TB. Bandwidth resets every month, and you will be sent multiple email notices when you are approaching your monthly bandwidth quota.



      March 17, 2013 @ 12:57 am
  102. marius:

    world of warcraft game server is allowed? It never run more than 10-20% cpu…
    how many Cores are for share?

    March 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
  103. tabby:

    1. Do you have any offer similar to above but for a package with more disk space?
    2. is Legal Adult Allowed?
    3. Do you allow legal adult filesharing (no warez, no Torrents)
    4. Would you be able to install a trial version of CPanel and help migrating two cpanel based websites form another host? Free?

    March 19, 2013 @ 9:58 am
  104. Mithra:

    Can i use this as a mail server. I want to move my company mail server from google mail hosting. Can i get additional storage because we need 20 mailboxes with 10 GB storage each.

    March 20, 2013 @ 8:29 am
    • I don’t think that it will make any problem using the VPS as mail server. But, think one more time before switching over Google Mail. Because, Google Mail (Google Apps) is more redundant than others !

      March 20, 2013 @ 8:42 am
      • Mithra:

        Thanks ,
        But the issue is they charge $50 Per account. i don’t want to spend $50 for account. Another issue is that i cannot customize it as i want :(

        March 20, 2013 @ 11:45 am
        • It’s $50 per account and I think with that you can make unlimited number of domains. Also, add more domains ?? I have seen people taking it on $50 and using on more domains !!

          March 20, 2013 @ 11:49 am
      • Mithra:

        It’s $5/user/month or $50/user/year it’s $1000 for one year for me :( . Please check http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html . We don’t have that much use

        March 20, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
      • Mithra:

        This is good one thanks for the information. But still i have some issues i need some custom reports for out going mails.

        March 20, 2013 @ 12:37 pm
  105. Serrin:

    Just an update on my VPS. I decided on Chicago as my VPS location based on my own proximity. Now on day 5 and have migrated a couple testing sites over. So far two support tickets, one for an rDNS entry and one for a downtime issue that I caused myself.
    Both tickets were responded to and resolved within an hour, and on a weekend.

    Server responsiveness is very good. I will have to post some comparative stats when I get things going.

    Very happy thus far.


    March 20, 2013 @ 4:23 pm
  106. Julien:

    DO NOT BUY. STEER CLEAR! For 3 days in a row since I got a VPS from here, I can’t even use my server. Constant DDOS on the hosts end. Disk saying it’s full when it’s not. CPU getting used when I’m not running anything. RAM saying it’s at 100% when nothing is running, even just typing vncserver in putty takes about 10sec to register. How these guys are running a big company like this when they can’t even provide a working server? I don’t have a clue. I payed to get 6 months of NOTHING now! They don’t process ANY refunds.

    March 22, 2013 @ 3:07 am
    • If you haven’t used it yet for any purpose, then why don’t you open a ticket and request them to move to a new NODE ?? And, here at LET & LEB, everyone knows that ChicagoVPS has no money back/refund policy.

      March 22, 2013 @ 9:18 am
    • Subodh Shah:

      I have already got 2 VPS from this company and just ordered a 3rd one today and they are wonderful
      they do let us know in advance if they are working on your vps and they are quick too:)
      Thumbs UP Chicago VPS

      April 11, 2013 @ 3:37 am
  107. Olays:

    Do you have add funds option in billing panel?

    March 23, 2013 @ 5:30 am
  108. Ricky:

    I have been using these guys’ server for Minecraft.
    They are just wonderful boxes with excellent price!

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:10 am
  109. Mike:

    I thought this was a good VPS until I started to have serious response time / speed issues. Literally waiting 20-40 seconds between pages now with just text. WHM is almost inaccessible. I’ve asked support for help a few times and the only thing they keep telling me is to switch to another node. That’s all they say. Just throw me on another node. The problem with that is I’ve already been on like 4 nodes. They just keep bouncing me to different nodes and they all have the same speed issues. Looks like this service is way oversold and not technically managed properly. The price was really good, but I think that very good price starts to show what you are getting in the long run. Too bad, I thought I found a pretty decent VPS service. Maybe their entire system/network is getting attacks, but this is like 24/7 everyday. Even if the service was $10/year if you can’t access it, what good is it?

    March 27, 2013 @ 5:12 pm
    • Davide Baldini:

      Same exact problem.
      Nodes are oversold, CPU usage constantly stays at 200% – 300% at idle, and as a consequence the VPS does not respond to HTTP request, remaining virtually offline for several days at month.

      A know I pay little, but I should also receive something in exchange.

      March 27, 2013 @ 6:19 pm
    • This definitely is not the case as you can see from other reviews many other customers have posted in this very article, I suspect slight exaggeration in some comments people are posting here.

      Please email me at khillstrand@chicagovps.net with your ticket ID’s so I can validate your claims and work with you to resolve any outstanding problems.



      April 4, 2013 @ 1:02 am
      • Davide Baldini:

        Hi Kevin,

        I’m confident you know well there’s no exaggeration. My VPS is overloaded even right now, and Lighttpd is slowed down to the point to not respond.

        You can see a whole list of tickets I opened, which got no solution at all:

        #PKA-930163 – “Uncontrolled overload / disservice”
        #UQQ-789434 – “VPS offline”
        #HKY-454524 – “VPS Offline”
        #LFH-647931 – “Status: offline?”

        All of the tickets are closed with a vague promise of “Now things should begin to slowly get better..” like if you hope the overload will calm down by its own, just below the level I’ll stop noticing it. Of course, nothing improves.

        For my own experience, ChicagoVPS is clearly unable to manage overloads to contain them withing non-destructive levels, and has been vigorously negating this despite the obvious evidence.

        April 10, 2013 @ 12:59 pm
        • Hi Davide,

          I apologize for any confusion, looks like you’re on the base “Basic” $12/year plan which only includes 128MB of RAM – therefore depending on what you’re running on your VPS it may not be enough to accommodate all applications without lag. Additionally the Basic plan is offered 1 CPU core whereas our other plans are offered 4, so this may explain the high CPU usage you’re seeing within your VPS instance, however it all depends on what you are running on the VPS and how active the server is.

          On an unrelated note, we recently implemented a new monitoring system within our infrastructure (much more efficient than our old one) to ensure better server stability throughout our global infrastructure, this provides us with a much more advanced view/insight into our servers in a single view – we’re really proud that this is now fully set up and operational!

          Once again my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience you may have witnessed, my email is khillstrand@chicagovps.net if you wish to speak with me directly about any questions/concerns.

          Thank you for choosing ChicagoVPS.

          – Kevin

          April 13, 2013 @ 3:22 am
  110. g0d:

    I am using the 2GB deal. I have had only 1 minor problem, in regards to CPanel, which ChicagoVPS sorted out very quickly.

    I have CPanel installed and am hosting a few websites on this. As well as a game server and a shoutcast station. I have had zero issues with speed, downtime, etc.

    Very happy customer here!

    March 30, 2013 @ 4:06 am
  111. vpsguy:

    Ordered a new VPS @ chicago location. Seems like instant activation is having some problem. I have opened a ticket. Will let you guys know once I get my VPS details. Thanks LowEndBox.
    Ticket # MAG-150153

    March 30, 2013 @ 6:39 pm
  112. vpsguy:

    Just got the reply from Chris. Thanks for quick reply


    You will be provisioned shortly, we are waiting on more IPs


    Chris Fabozzi
    CEO / Director of Operations

    March 30, 2013 @ 7:05 pm
  113. Again I’m having very serious speed issues. I’ve created a ticket and once again I was recommended to move to another node. Really guys, you aren’t resolving anything. All you are doing is putting up a completely false illusion to the customer that their problems will be resolved, but when you’ve moved the same customer to 5-6 different nodes and the same thing keeps happening where is the end in all this?

    April 4, 2013 @ 12:44 am
    • Hi Mike,

      I hope you are doing well, mind shooting me your ticket ID to my email: khillstrand@chicagovps.net

      I would like to review any ticket(s) you may have open regarding this and see how I can help as this definitely doesn’t sound normal.

      I appreciate your time!



      April 4, 2013 @ 12:55 am
      • Thanks for responding Kevin. I just emailed you with the information. So everyone knows, besides the slow speeds the service so far has been very good and I have been happy.

        April 4, 2013 @ 6:26 am
        • I’m still waiting a response from the info I sent over that you guys requested. Did you think I was just flaming here and didn’t have anything to send? Then when you were really presented with the information nothing is being done. What’s up guys?

          April 11, 2013 @ 3:39 am
  114. So i purchased Chicagovps 3 gig plan for my website http://www.godhatesfags.com/ and do to the data lost my blog in regards to the equal sign stuff on facebook got deleted! I couldn’t believe it also the performance keeps dropping maybe a ssd is decaying in the array maybe you should really build up your infrastructure also my friend said you have great ddos protection because i get hit with 10 gig/s + ddoses a week just let me know i was about to make it live and then the node went offline i mean why don’t you just put some duck tape on it and put it back up or some shit?

    April 4, 2013 @ 6:46 pm
    • Jack:

      Kevin/Chris good luck with this one… haha.

      April 4, 2013 @ 7:17 pm
  115. DomainBop:

    “my friend said you have great ddos protection because i get hit with 10 gig/s + ddoses a week”

    Well it looks like you’re using Black Lotus now for DDoS protection and they can easily handle those 10gig/s, so this story had a happy ending after all. :P

    April 4, 2013 @ 7:36 pm
  116. Chris:

    I bought a 3GB vps from them, it’s been about 2 weeks now since I moved to it. I’ve had at least 3 network outages and 2 reboots. >:C

    May 12, 2013 @ 4:08 pm
    • Ray:

      Hey @Chris any chance that you are on LA VPS17?

      May 12, 2013 @ 4:18 pm
      • Chris:

        I am indeed in the LA datacenter I don’t know what host they have my vps on, but they have some serious troubles with it :]

        May 12, 2013 @ 10:57 pm
        • Pcjamesy:

          Login to SolarisVM, click on the server your having issues with if not alreaded opened. Should have a cell labeled “node” and the name of the node your on.

          May 13, 2013 @ 3:17 am
        • Chris:

          I am indeed on VPS17. I opened a support ticket with them last night. Apparently they are having hardware issues with the host machine and are replacing it hopefully by tonight. It’s a shame they don’t make these notices (or maintenance windows) transparent to the affected customers.

          Hopefully all will be fixed after tonight, if not I’ll be finding a new host :]

          May 13, 2013 @ 5:37 pm
    • Chris:

      Just to follow up on this, after they replaced the hardware issue on the VM host, I have not had my VM reboot. 2 weeks+ of uptime so far.

      May 31, 2013 @ 9:14 pm
  117. Susan:

    Got the excellent deal offered. Things were fine and their network or something got hacked.

    We have been now for three days and they will not respond to tickets.

    Got an update that things were about back to normal. Guess that is only for people that pay full price and not this deal.

    When something seems to good to be true, it is…

    Great price but when you lose income daily it not such a great deal:(

    June 20, 2013 @ 2:46 pm
  118. Site has been down for nearly 6 days, and no is responding to my tickets!

    June 24, 2013 @ 7:02 pm
  119. Susan:

    The worse decision I have ever made on hosting.

    To small to support a real business. Playground is all I would consider CVPS.

    If you are looking for a place to test, this is it. If you are looking for a place to host a business site, run far and run fast. You will be sorry if you host any site that is associated with income.


    June 30, 2013 @ 3:57 am
    • Subodh Shah:

      Agreed With Susan
      The CEO cant even understand his own English :(

      July 3, 2013 @ 11:40 am
      • Subodh,

        We are an American company and English is our primary language, I understand you are upset over $1.12 but please at least keep your statements factual.

        As mentioned in my reply we will be reimbursing your $1.12 in order to ensure an amicable resolution here, your satisfaction means everything to us.

        July 24, 2013 @ 7:34 am
  120. Subodh Shah:

    This company was Great.
    But the Owners got greedy and got rid of good staff.
    now its the worst customer support, as they dont know what they are talking about.
    They took Money from my Paypal and they cant find a transaction.
    To get refund its like getting blood out of a stone.
    I got a better Server from UK hosting in Sweden and its great :) $7.50 a month and you got 4gb ram

    July 24, 2013 @ 7:28 am
    • Subodh received a full refund from us, but the transaction was too old to be refunded so we had to manually send the refund via the “send money” feature in PayPal. PayPal took a $1.12 fee out of the refund, therefore he is making a big deal over the $1.12, which is absolutely ridiculous.

      In good faith, we are now updating his ticket and will be reimbursing the whopping $1.12 to him.

      July 24, 2013 @ 7:32 am
      • zijo:

        Really, then why i can’t receive it. I paid for one year and in almost a month you couldn’t solve issues with the server. Wondering what is your opinion how long someone needs to wait and have site down.

        Ticket number PDY-872050

        I am trying to get money back through Paypal.

        I would like to cancel and the other server with you to get refund which I was forced to pay since first one didn’t work. But for that one i paid with credit card so most likely i can only dream about it.

        I moved site to different provider, interestingly on all 3 questions I asked at different times they
        answered with 5 minutes. With slow Chicagovps support it would take 3-6 days. Even when they answer they answer something silly so I had to wait for another day or 2 to get an answer.

        August 26, 2013 @ 12:38 am
      • Subodh Shah:

        Wowsers Thanks for the Refund of Wooping $1.12 (If you had refunded in time and stopped Messing us around in timely manner then we wouldnt have had to create such a scene)
        and even now you Employ Monkeys to do a Mans Job by paying them with nuts (Monkey’s are to act in Circus not at a data center where they create more problems)
        PS: if you added all those $1.12 from all the other clients and worked out how much paypal are making out of your problems then imagine how many people you are making poorer)
        Please get yourselves organised and stop Employing the Circus Staff in the DATA Centers

        October 22, 2014 @ 7:05 pm
  121. zijo:

    @ Subodh Shah:

    They were never great just OK. I have had a server with them for 2 years. They only offered good price at that time like $60 for 2GB server. That’s what I am still paying. Main problem aroused when I asked them to give me one of new deals they have $25. They didn’t so I just took new server from them wanted to move files and close the old one. But new server never worked, so I have had to pay for old one as well.
    When that one was down for 4 days (because they disabled it) I s imply moved files to the new provider. I am very happy now, paying $4.7 for SSD server. The server is fast same as support. No wonder they are provider at first place for 2013 ranking.

    August 26, 2013 @ 12:50 am
  122. goldenhostservers:

    chicagovps.net dont have a good support team !!!!
    i canceled my vps and i buyed an other 1 from http://crissic.net/

    they have a good support and good service


    December 1, 2013 @ 8:40 am

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