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ChicagoVPS - $4 2GB OpenVZ SSD-Cached in Chicago, Buffalo, Dallas, ATL, NJ & LA

ChicagoVPSChris, from ChicagoVPS, has got three different offers for LowEndBox readers. Now that ChicagoVPS are present in six different cities, the Chicago part of their name is quite deceiving!

OpenVZ SSD-Cached

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 50GB SSD-Cached
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ+SolusVM
  • $4/Mo or $40/Yr
  • Order Link
  • Locations: All
KVM SSD Cached

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 25GB SSD-Cached
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM+SolusVM
  • $5/Mo or $48/Yr
  • Order Link
  • Locations: NJ & LA
OpenVZ Pure SSD

  • 30GB SSD Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ+SolusVM
  • $7/Monthly
  • Order Link
  • Loc: Chi, ATL & LA

ChicagoVPS, who first invented the $7/month 2 GB VPS back in 2011 (https://lowendbox.com/blog/chicagovps-7-2gb-openvz-vps-in-chicago/), are taking the spotlight once again by being the first host to offer this amount of resources for $4 per month. As you may have noticed, ChicagoVPS has also got a new website design, now that they’re focused towards the SSD VPS market (all VPS are now either SSD cached or pure SSD plans). They’re using the Dual Intel E5-2620 processors for their KVM nodes and the Intel 520 SSD for their SSD nodes. If you sign up, or are already a customer, do leave a review below.

ChicagoVPS accept payments via major Credit Cards, and by personal check, cashier’s check, Paypal, electronic check, or money order. Their refunds policy states that “Refunds are subject to approval by ChicagoVPS on a case by case basis”. ChicagoVPS guarantees a 99.9% uptime with all services. Free central backups, free automated weekly node backups and free DNS hosting are all included. For more information, take a look at their Terms of Service.

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  1. Ryan Ferguson:

    My ChicagoVPS VPS has been down for at least 4 hours today. Still not up. These guys are not worth a dime.

    September 12, 2013 @ 6:11 pm
    • I have been a customer for about two months and have had no problems at all, I give them an A+ for running a great service at an even greater price. ChicagoVPS ROCKS!

      October 22, 2013 @ 9:53 pm
      • I agree been with these for over 2 years and ALWAYS up never down…you sould get better ddos or check to make sure you havnt been down because you broken any rules ;) but I give them A********* :) because there great and cheap!

        December 5, 2013 @ 4:41 am
  2. Jon:

    Signed up for KVM in NJ with a friend about a week ago, and had nothing but problems. Container crashed almost every time we ran any process that did brief heavy disk I/O, such as simple rpm/yum package installs on CentOS. We were told it would be at least a week or two until ChicagoVPS figures out the problem with their NJ machines, so I find it odd they are offering this new KVM deal in NJ!? Additionally, I just ran a few searches for ChicagoVPS on LowEndTalk and WebHostingTalk, and found enough negative reviews to warn my friends to read them and proceed with caution (and possibly low expectations) when considering signing up.

    September 12, 2013 @ 6:15 pm
    • Allen:

      I have similar issues with my OpenVZ VPS with them. I used it quite heavily as a database server (it was a 3GB RAM, 75 GB HDD), using about 1GB of resources, and I was being told I was using too many resources so they shut my VPS off. I ended up moving the database to Amazon’s EC2, so I reformatted the CVPS VPS and basically let it be an idle Ubuntu instance. Every 3 to 7 days they still ‘shut down’ the VPS instance in the control panel, requiring me to ‘boot’ it again. It is an idle server, using virtually zero resources. Come on! This has been going on for nearly 1.5 months with no resolve. Buyer beware!

      September 12, 2013 @ 10:02 pm
  3. Nate:

    Are you kidding? All trust has been lost in this company after a couple database leaks, being caught lying, etc. I gave them a try after the first hack, thinking it could not happen again. Performance was not very good but it was a stupid cheap server. Well then they got hacked again and my info released. Now they are back even cheaper? No thanks. Stay. Away. Far far away.

    September 12, 2013 @ 6:20 pm
  4. DalComp:

    They should have 1GB RAM for $2.

    September 12, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
    • Imagine the overselling on that!

      September 12, 2013 @ 7:33 pm
      • rm:

        Hello wake up, they offer 2GB for $4, right here. Can you maybe share your insight as to why
        overselling on 1GB for $2 will be suddenly a problem, and in the current offer it is not.

        September 13, 2013 @ 12:08 am
  5. henry:

    Nothing but problems… 我买过。强烈不建议购买,非常差,即便是做翻墙代理,也不建议,更不要说生产站了。

    I bought a $30/y openvz 2gram vps in last led promotion, but I closed account last month, there are 3 month left.

    The price is low, but the tech and service are low end too. The bandwidth is unstable, even for private SSH proxy, it may not function or be too slow in daytime. Low price and 1gbps port means… Maybe people use it as playground. 99% up-time and SLA just like a joke to me.

    September 12, 2013 @ 7:43 pm
  6. jcaleb:

    2gbyr not working

    September 12, 2013 @ 7:59 pm
  7. kousinnryou:

    I love your new website design,will come back and have a try.

    September 12, 2013 @ 9:01 pm
  8. Mark:

    Been a customer of a 2GB OVZ since the 2011 offer. It’s not the fastest box I have by any means, but it’s high memory, high storage and low cost. You get what you pay for and it serves it’s purpose, it’s rarely down and a good experimental box. Wouldn’t recommend for anything mission critical.

    September 12, 2013 @ 9:02 pm
  9. Nohr:

    This company is not good, I would stay away! Read reviews on Google first!

    September 12, 2013 @ 9:16 pm
  10. jjdev:

    Is the 2gb openvz ssd-cached vswap?

    September 12, 2013 @ 10:04 pm
  11. ub3rst4r:

    Hmmm… Here it says the KVM is in NJ & LA, but when you got to order it only says LA? I was going to give them a try but after reading all the bad reviews on WHT and LET and also the fact that they’re not even willing to say whats true and whats not, I’m not even going to bother.

    September 13, 2013 @ 1:18 am
  12. w00ds:

    People seem to have lots of problems. I have a 12 month CHI & LAX that I got last decemember. Only had down time from the dumb SolusVM exploit. Aside from that, been up and running perfect.

    I kind of question the negative reviews, probably competitors trying to sabotage?

    September 13, 2013 @ 2:23 am
    • ub3rst4r:

      A lot of those reviews look pretty legit and consistent. Seems to be a lot of resource and network issues. That’s bound to happen with any host though. But, when the problems become more than just that and they’re not going by what they say they are, that’s when I lose interest. For example, please don’t advertise that everything gets backed up when actually only 60% of the servers are backed up. Lieing doesn’t go anywhere.

      September 13, 2013 @ 3:24 am
      • Andrzej:

        +1. What ub3rst4r said. Totally!

        September 13, 2013 @ 5:59 am
      • ub3rst4r:

        Another case in point, I could’ve sworn that yesterday the KVM plan was listed at $4/mo. But now they’ve increased the price to $5/mo? And it says you can get it in NJ and LA, but it only lists LA on their website…

        September 13, 2013 @ 11:58 am
      • nunim:

        Why would you say ever host is bound to have constant network and resource problems? Their network is shit, that’s the cause for all the network problems, and lack of IPv6. Lack of resources is caused by MASSIVE overselling, if you don’t believe me and think I’m just a nutter go look at their 2 leaked databases within the past 2 years and see 300:1 resource selling.

        September 16, 2013 @ 2:33 pm
    • Andrzej:

      Pretty good service, little downtime… if you’re lucky! Used to have such “lucky” container with them in Chicago (in addition to a few much less lucky ones!). Like w00ds says, worked pretty damn nice. Until calamity struck, that is. Everything lost. No “Central Backup” that had been promised. No additional backup promised later. Twice! I’m not complaining, mind you, all my fault, nobody else’s, not having backed things up myself. Really stupid. ChicagoVPS taught me a valuable lesson, hands-on, have to give them credit where credit’s due ;) Thanks to them, not only do I run automated, regular backups of data now, but also have cloned containers ready to go at a moment’s notice. So much for my mistakes, lessons learned and improvements undertaken. Judging by today’s post on LET, can’t say the same about those ChicagoVPS guys. Same story all over again, it seems. And ChicagoVPS tech support service? Lets not even go there…..

      September 13, 2013 @ 6:24 am
  13. all colocrossing…
    i will buy 1 and test..
    i hope get nice resource

    September 13, 2013 @ 3:31 am
    • Tom:

      GO GO GO, buy now, best offer EU!!

      /Just don’t post threads when you’ll cry from what you get.

      September 13, 2013 @ 4:03 am
  14. Sven:

    Hello Chris,

    could you please answer to my tickets: #NIS-309858 and #NLR-574484

    September 13, 2013 @ 6:09 am
  15. barry:

    I have used these guys for quite a while. They have definitely had some issues, but well if you want an SLA you’ll have to pay more money. I maintained my own backups and rode out the issues, as my services were not critical and I just wanted a cheap node for experimentation, with enough ram to do grails development. At one point though the node was actually wiped due to a security breach, and I was out of action for a few weeks as my backups had to be restored over a DSL link.

    Recently though things have improved a lot and I am still a (not demanding) customer.

    September 13, 2013 @ 7:23 am
  16. Clixby:

    I’ve been a client of ChicagoVPS for a couple years now and I’m not renewing any of my VPSs with them this month. They let their SSL cert get screwed up on their payment gateway, and their password recovery system doesn’t work. These indicate a much larger problem of competency, and I’d rather not find out what else they’ve screwed up.

    September 13, 2013 @ 9:13 am
    • Luc Ayotte:

      I am not sure what you going on about the SSL because the reason we removed it and re-added it was to apply a wildcard and the only way to get that to work is to revoke the current SSL’s that are blocking the new one from being applied. Towards the password recovery we will be fixing that very soon, it is a problem with the email server and this will be fixed.

      September 13, 2013 @ 1:27 pm
      • Sarim Khan:

        Password reset still not working :/

        October 6, 2013 @ 1:13 pm
        • Pity! You should have chosen a decent company @Sarim :)

          December 2, 2013 @ 8:03 am
  17. jheizer:

    I’m here on this site today to find a replacement to get away from these guys now that my year plan is about to run up. Total data loss and multiple days down with no upgrade/partial refund/anything given. Glad I keep meticulous backups offsite.

    September 13, 2013 @ 1:03 pm
    • ub3rst4r:

      Usually, providers take it seriously if their servers are down for an hour and sometimes even if they’re only down for a few minutes. ChicagoVPS doesn’t even seem to care if its down for days.

      September 14, 2013 @ 2:14 am
  18. I’ve been a ChicagoVPS customer for a couple years, running a Minecraft server and just general having a VPS to fart around on. I’m very happy with them for the price.

    September 13, 2013 @ 1:26 pm
    • Dan:

      Your the one that’s caning the CPU, f*cking it up for everybody else.

      September 14, 2013 @ 12:29 pm
      • Samuel:

        Tonnes of people run MC servers on cheap VPSs. And if ANYTHING MC is hogging all the disk I/O. From what I’ve seen on my MC server it’s not a very CPU intensive application.

        September 15, 2013 @ 3:41 pm
  19. EatingPizza:

    I have 6 openvz nodes from ChicagoVPS (Chicago, NY, Dallas, LAx3). I’ve had these for almost 1 year, running websites and game servers, with rarely any significant problems. Sometimes there are outages, and occasionally some network issues, but the cost is extremely reasonable. If you want 24×7 with 5-nines, then ChicagoVPS is not for you.

    September 13, 2013 @ 9:02 pm
  20. denis:

    Get ready to experience the worst service in the history of internet hosting.

    If you are not gay but still wanna suffer de pain & humiliation for getting fucked in de ass then please try chicagovps I’m sure it will be the best nightmare you get to have for a decade or so.

    September 14, 2013 @ 4:03 am
  21. gregoz:

    I had a VPS with them more than two years ago. I had lots of problems, they were slow answering tickets. Reading the comments above sounds like nothing has changed.

    September 14, 2013 @ 6:11 am
  22. I have used their service. Service is worst to worst.
    Server Crash and data lost of almost 50 websites.
    They told us that they are recovering data and after one week they just say we cann’t recover ur data.

    Don’t buy from chicagovps.

    Dash Solution
    Dhiraj Agrawal

    September 14, 2013 @ 11:11 am
    • Andrzej:

      Ditto here. Had exactly the same experience. Asked me to be patient and wait for a few days. After about a week, they said sorry, unable to recover you data. Problem “solved”, ticket closed.

      September 14, 2013 @ 11:58 am
      • What you both, and every other unhappy client that had data loss seem to not understand is that we DO take backups and we DID get about 60% of people restored that were affected.

        Solus stores FTP backup server passwords and did damage to some of our backup servers. Again I am not trying to make excuses or deflect blame, but what do you really expect from us if something like that happened? Having a backup of a backup would have been the only way around this which I am sure that there is not one other provider that does this. I am sorry but if it was that important you should have your own backup and not rely on the provider in case something like this happened.


        We take backups, Solus stores FTP passwords, hackers got to backups, backups lost. We did not lie, and we tried to restore EVERYONE.

        September 14, 2013 @ 4:11 pm
        • denis:

          I am surprised they still let you list on leb & let. Everyone knows what crooks you are. Whats interesting is how you demeanor has changed seeing the backlash here. Apparently Mr Fabozzi is known for his bad mouthed-ness, people who like to stick finger up people’s ass whenever they are themselves at fault.

          You are the scum of the hosting world, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a shame to the idea of “customer first” concept. You are the host people worry about, warn about but still you manage to get few of those newbies to your side keeping you afloat while all the rest of us know what a pathetic service provider & person you are.

          Your business sir will be dead sooner or later.

          MARK MY WORDS Those who go with you are sure to loose servers again,get hacked again, ultimately getting fucked in every orifice left.

          September 14, 2013 @ 6:51 pm
        • ub3rst4r:

          This is what makes me think that LEB/LET is directly associated with ChicagoVPS. No matter how many bad reviews they get, they still manage to be posted here on LEB. When LET got hacked a few months ago, they tried to show that ColoCrossing is the same as ChicagoVPS (and therefore the same place hosting LEB/LET) but that seemed to be disproven. But I’m wondering if ChicagoVPS has something to do with LEB/LET because to be frank, the reviews are just horrible and they’ve been posted on LEB many, many times before (just look at http://lowendbox.com/?s=chicagovps&searchsubmit=Find). Or, could it be that ChicagoVPS is just so big that its like HostGator and customers experiences have either been really good or really bad? And, I guess when they get big they could careless about their reviews because they already have a big customer base.

          September 16, 2013 @ 1:34 am
        • Alright:

          Alright, guys. I’ve been a customer of ChicagoVPS for awhile now. I believe over a year and a half now. They have had downtime, big deal. If you can’t handle some downtime, MAYBE you should get a dedicated server with another host, and move on with your life.

          Yeah, they had issues with people getting into their stuff. You can blame Solus for that one. If you honestly are going to cry like a little baby about your data and how it was lost, then you should have kept another copy of it, and not rely solely on your host to manage your content.

          Please, for the love of god. All I see is constant complaining about stuff you yourself could prevented yourself. You didn’t HAVE to lose your data to ChicagoVPS. YOU should have kept backups. YOU are to blame for your priceless data into the hands of a company who could potentially lose it.

          September 18, 2013 @ 1:35 am
  23. ME:

    Order tomorrow but my status service still pending until now!!
    I have 2 support ticket, support 24×7?? i don’t think so..

    September 14, 2013 @ 11:15 am
  24. Steve Hobs:

    Again blaming a provider for backing up your data. Who is responsible for backing up your data? Oh that would be the YOU! So don’t go blaming that this company or that company for losing their backup of your data. But ultimately its YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

    September 14, 2013 @ 4:34 pm
    • Andrzej:

      I think you’re jumping into the fray here without knowing all the facts, Steve… In the abstract, you are correct, of course. With reference to ChicagoVPS, however, I feel I, and the many, many other people here, are justifiebly critical, disappointed and even a bit emotional. ChicagoVPS prominently ADVERTISED their backup as part of the service. I think I speak for everybody venting here, when I say we feel we PAID ChicagoVPS for backing up the data (assuming, one made use of the service by clicking the button in SolusVM CP and making a “Central Backup”).

      Lets not go into my and other people’s stupidity in entrusting our data, often irreplacable, to Chris Fabozzi et al. This is his great contribution here: educating the masses about the virtues of making our own backups. My sentiments and condolences to all those, who lost really valuable, irreplcable stuff in the process.

      September 14, 2013 @ 7:52 pm
      • Again, backups are taken weekly. How many times do I have to tell you that a portion of them were wiped during the hack?

        September 15, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
  25. DomainBop:

    Chris said “We take backups, Solus stores FTP passwords, hackers got to backups, backups lost. We did not lie, and we tried to restore EVERYONE.”

    The Solus hack was in June so “hackers got the backups” doesn’t explain why when the drives on LA-vps12 node crashed 2 days ago some customers suffered data loss yet again because there weren’t backups.

    I believe the excuse given by one of customer service reps to a customer for the lack of backups this time was:

    The problem here was the bad HDD was causing so much load when the new weekly backup was about to run so what it did was delete all the old backup's to get ready but then the transfer failed due to the connection dropped so it moved on to the next node. I am very sorry.</pre<
    (see this thread http://lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/321733/#Comment_321733)
    Question: are hackers also to blame for the dialup era network speeds I've had on one of the nodes in Buffalo for the past few weeks?
    root@xxxx:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency :  3500.348 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB       
    Download speed from CacheFly: 3.95MB/s 
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.87MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 1.03MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 331KB/s 
    Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 695KB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 677KB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 240KB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 632KB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 745KB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 951KB/s 
    I/O speed :  73.6 MB/s
    September 14, 2013 @ 4:52 pm
  26. MannDude:

    Jesus christ, these comments are horrendous. What is surprising is this time around, where is the CVPS staff? Where is Kevi.. I mean Adam? I see Luc made a random response to one thing and that Chris Fabozzi commented on one thing. In all previous offers they’ve done what a most do, which is respond to both negative and postivie responses and done so promptly. Almost like CVPS got sold or something, uncharacteristic behavior on their part.

    I guess that just like Charlie Sheen, you can only be #winning for so long.

    September 14, 2013 @ 8:46 pm
    • Spirit:

      “you can only be #winning for so long.”

      Especially with someone on your tail planting numerous negative reviews under different nicknames, rite? This host have issues here and there for sure. First hand experience. There are also some genuine reviews from people we know. But this campaign I read last 2 days from so many “newcomers” is far from genuine. Pattern with this “bombing” out of sudden is too obvious. MannDude, who do you think you’re fooling?

      September 14, 2013 @ 9:23 pm
      • MannDude:

        Oh fuck off, Spirit. I don’t like CVPS but I don’t have to go out of my way to make them look bad, they do a good enough job as it is on their own. If I had something bad to say about them I’d say it from this account and this account only.

        September 14, 2013 @ 9:36 pm
      • Spirit:

        btw. I criticized CVPS Chris a lot in past. Mostly because his attitude. But he improved. It’s great to see him not reacting for every low end provocation and appearing only when he have something to say. Sadly I can’t say the same for you MannDude. You’re just disgusting at moments. I don’t have any feelings towards Chris but I am not blind. Background games to harm someones business. Sooner or later those ugly things will come back to bite you in the ass.

        September 14, 2013 @ 9:42 pm
        • MannDude:

          You do realize that I very rarely comment on LET/LEB, right? If you want to have a discussion, feel free to hit me up on IRC as i’m idle in #lowendbox right now. Just shoot me a PM. I’m curious why you’re so disgusted, as up until a week or so ago I’ve never had an encounter with you.

          September 14, 2013 @ 10:31 pm
        • Jarland:

          You really tossed your credibility out the window on that one, Spirit. If one person is posting this stuff, prove it. GoDaddy rarely has truly large, public issues and the internet is smeared with bad stories of them and I don’t see you out there calling it a campaign from one person. The bigger you are, the more epic your failures, the more bad press you get. That you would insult people sharing their experiences and attempt to strip them of their humanity is far beyond the character you used to display here. I believe that ship has sailed.

          September 17, 2013 @ 4:02 am
    • John:

      Seems like MannDude is writing fake negative reviews on chicagovps bcuz of competition….. Actually he is employed by a competing VPS company it seems (x10hosting/x10vps) according to http://manndude.com/

      Come on man.

      September 15, 2013 @ 12:30 pm
      • How about you spend 15 minutes having a conversation with the guy if you’d like to think you can take a few minutes and make an accusation? That guy has more character than most people I know.

        September 17, 2013 @ 4:14 am
    • Maarten Kossen:

      Then Kevin-Adam thing gets boring, Curtis. You worked with him at UrPad when he used his Kevin alias, which is completely legitimate by the way. You probably knew before. Is there something going on between you two that you have to keep reminding the world he used an alias? In what way is it even relevant to this offer?

      Like Spirit said, we’ve had *a lot* of false reviews for this offer, unfortunately. I doubt we caught them all. There’s a lot of hiatus against CVPS and CC from a certain group of people. It’s really getting boring!

      September 16, 2013 @ 2:31 am
      • texteditor:

        Which other ChicagoVPS characters do you play, Maarten?

        September 16, 2013 @ 2:38 am
      • MannDude:

        Correction: I took his job at URPad in Novemember of last year after he was fired or quit (depends on who you ask, him or his old boss). He then was working for a competitor, CVPS. I found this out after having had worked for URPad for a couple months. I then left URPad after RLT bought it in May. ‘Kevin’ and I -never- worked together.

        If you think I have written anything on here under a differnt name, then why don’t you do your job and remove them? The truth is I have written -nothing- on here under a different name, and while these comments do indeed seem particular harsh this time around I do not believe they’re false.

        September 16, 2013 @ 5:26 am
        • DomainBop:

          Maarten Klossen said “Like Spirit said, we’ve had *a lot* of false reviews for this offer, ”

          I see a lot of genuine reviews from customers, including longtime customers like myself. The only questionable comment I see is yours Maarten since you are paid by ColoCrossing and the owners of ColoCrossing and ChicagoVPS are lifelong best friends, and you are rushing in to defend the best friend of the person who pays you for writing on LEB.

          I also see Chris Fabozzi owner of ChicagoVPS demonstrating by his comments that he has little concern for his customers or the inferior quality of the product he sells. His comments show that his only concern is putting money in his pocket. FYI, the 24 year old Fabozzi has also proven that he is either dimwitted (which is possible given the crap colleges he went to) or a professional liar with his claims his company is “one of the big boys” because his LinkedIn profile shows he was working as a salesboy at Kohl’s up until January of this year, and New York State Corporate Records (and the chicagovps.net WHOIS records until they made their WHO?IS private) show that the address CVPS gives as their address is in fact a residential home..his father’s house to be exact. Sorry, but the real big boys of the hosting industry do not work low level retail sales clerks jobs while also playing CEO, and they do not list their daddy’s house address as their address.

          PS here’s another reason why comments in defense of ChicagoVPS which are made by people who are paid by ColoCrossing should be called into question. This is the header from a payment confirmation email I received after placing an order by credit card with ChicagoVPS in March 2013:

          Delivered-To: xxxxx@xxxxx
          Received: by with SMTP id f8csp112186veh;
                  Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:24:21 -0700 (PDT)
          X-Received: by with SMTP id ij16mr17305414qab.8.1363573460674;
                  Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:24:20 -0700 (PDT)
          Received: from web.colocrossing.com (web.colocrossing.com. [])
                  by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id b27si17311537yhn.298.2013.
                  (version=TLSv1 cipher=RC4-SHA bits=128/128);
                  Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:24:20 -0700 (PDT)
          Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of nobody@web.colocrossing.com designates as permitted sender) client-ip=;
          Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
                 spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of nobody@web.colocrossing.com designates as permitted sender) smtp.mail=nobody@web.colocrossing.com
          Received: from nobody by web.colocrossing.com with local (Exim 4.80)
          	(envelope-from )
          	id 1UHPkI-0002ad-TZ
          	for xxxxx@xxxxx; Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:24:19 -0400
          To: xxxxxx xxxxx 
          Subject: Credit Card Payment Confirmation
          Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:24:18 -0400
          From: Chicago VPS 
          X-Priority: 3
          X-Mailer: PHPMailer 5.1 (phpmailer.sourceforge.net)
          MIME-Version: 1.0
          Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
          X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
          X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - web.colocrossing.com
          X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - xxxxx
          X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [99 32008] / [47 12]
          X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - web.colocrossing.com
          X-Get-Message-Sender-Via: web.colocrossing.com: uid via acl_c_vhost_owner from authenticated_id: nobody from /only user confirmed/virtual account not confirmed
          X-Source-Args: /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL 
          X-Source-Dir: chicagovps.net:/public_html/billing
          September 16, 2013 @ 12:46 pm
        • Maarten Kossen:

          Curtis: I never accused you of being behind the fake reviews. The fakes have been removed :-) I stand corrected on the Kevin-Adam issue. I am still of the opinion that it gets old, though.

          DomainBop: I am not trying to defend CVPS’s behavior, tactics or business. I’m solely stating the obvious thruth that there’s a lot of hate against them. That hate has driven some people to post fake reviews, with fake details. That’s all I know and all I said :-)

          Some people tend to go over the same thing again and again and again. We know CVPS has an employee named Adam and he used an alias (Kevin). Why should that be repeated in every offer CVPS makes? I know at least one other person that use an alias with a provider many here _do_ like (as in: receives litte hate). Nobody is going over that every time they post an offer here. It’s pure hate on a personal level, that is what I don’t like. All the other reviews about the hack, bad performance, etc. Well, they speak for themselves. But they are genuine and not driven by a personal/business fued.

          Sorry if I sound rude, it’s not my intention. I appreciate your contributions and honesty.

          On a side-note: I only get paid for my articles. Any moderation work I do here or over at LET I do for free.

          September 18, 2013 @ 8:03 am
      • Alias? Is that what we’re calling it now to play it down? That’s hilarious.

        “I’m not a liar, I simply enjoy using alternate words with opposite meanings in the place of the ones that represent the truth.”

        September 17, 2013 @ 4:07 am
    • a:

      Well I would think that there are legitimate positive and negative reviews of cvps (not saying if there are more positive or negative). Could also be that they have fake positive and negative reviews. They are just that popular- not to mention that they own this place (or very close to the owner of this place).

      September 18, 2013 @ 9:01 am
  27. ChicagoVPS customer service is very poor, has submitted a ticket back, but until now have not been resolved vps fault, please buy with caution!

    September 14, 2013 @ 9:37 pm
    • Shivanthi:

      Since my last opinionated post got deleted, presumably by ChicagoVPS themselves, I’ll say to proceed with caution if buying from this host. That is all.

      September 14, 2013 @ 11:08 pm
      • Shivanthi:

        P.S. I personally will not be buying from this company due to “experience”.

        September 14, 2013 @ 11:53 pm
  28. Eddy:

    Terrible uptime in LA Locations, All LA servers were offline for last several days, and overall I never seem to have uptime more than a few weeks. I have 5 VPS in LA and 5 VPS in chicago.


    September 15, 2013 @ 1:56 am
    • Aidan:

      Offline for several days is definitely unacceptable. Even my home pc has better uptime? LOL

      September 15, 2013 @ 12:43 pm
      • that’s great, you can have your own server at home :)

        September 17, 2013 @ 1:58 am
  29. Maounique:

    The comments are really bad, but the quality is not quite like this. You must know CVPS is a big host with many servers and shit happens.
    True, they are much deeper in it that most hosts, but if you take into consideration the size and the fact they made a lot of enemies in many places with their attitude, you will understand the service is not really this bad.
    I am also working for a provider but I cant stand injustice even if I dont like Chris and probably nobody does. I dont want the truth to suffer, that is all.
    I see Spirit feels the same, not the first time, I have to say.

    September 15, 2013 @ 10:01 am
    • DomainBop:

      “but if you take into consideration the size”

      Based on the leaked database, the size is tiny, less than 150 nodes in June. 150 nodes may be bigger than the average ‘less than 10 node’ low end provider but it is still tiny compared to many providers who provide VPS services. Their size has absolutely nothing to do with the low quality service they provide since both smaller and far larger providers are able to provide better customer service, better reliability, haven’t lost customer data on multiple occasions, and haven’t suffered 2 leaks of their customer databases in the past year which exposed their customers’ personal information.

      At the time of the June hacking I had 5 VPS’s with CVPS. I canceled one VPS in Los Angeles in July because the network speeds on the node were similar to the Buffalo results I posted above (i.e. below 1 MB/s to most locations, check CVPS’s last LEB offer where I posted the dismal results for that LA box). I canceled another VPS last night (see cancellation email below) due to poor reliability over the past 8 months, and I am in the process of moving sites off 2 other VPS’s which will be canceled in the next few days (one for poor reliability, and the other one is the Buffalo node that I posted the network speed results for above). TL;DR my 5 CVPS VPS’s in July will be reduced to 1 within the next few days because the quality of the product is below that which is available elsewhere.

      The fact is that there are other providers who are offering similarly priced plans who offer better reliability than CVPS, who haven’t lost the data on entire nodes multiple times, and who have better internal security and haven’t had their customer database leaked multiple times .Attempting to blame it all (the hackings, data loss, exposure of customer personal info) on the Solus developers is bullshit. If you use code/scripts on your website it is your responsibility as a website operator to make sure that the code you put on your site is free of vulnerabilities. It isn’t the 3rd party developers responsibility, it is your responsibility to check the code beofre deploying it in a production environment on your website, especially when you are dealing with customers personal information and customers payment information.

      Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:02:18 -0400
      To: xxxxx
      From: Chicago VPS 
      Reply-To: Chicago VPS 
      Subject: Cancellation Request Confirmation
      Dear xxxx (xxxxx LLC),
      This email is to confirm that we have received your cancellation request for the service listed below.
      Product/Service: Enterprise
      Domain: illinois.xxxxx.com
      The service will be terminated within the next 24 hours.
      Thank you for using Chicago VPS and we hope to see you again in the future.
      Warm Regards,
      ChicagoVPS Team
      September 15, 2013 @ 12:55 pm
      • That 150 is now far over 200. What you folks dont seem to understand is that CVPS is not dying, we are not going anywhere for that matter. So for the people that have common sense like Spirit and Maounique, we are not that bad.

        We have problems with nodes almost every other day because of hardware etc. Thats what happens when you have so many servers. Spirit also hit it on the head. 90% of the people posting here are the same 3-4 people and most likely providers.

        However, their posts mean ABSOLUTELY nothing. Why do I say this you may ask? The sales are through the roof, no matter what you have to say people dont listen because they are smarter. I entice you to keep following me around spreading the name of ChicagoVPS. Like Ive said for years, bad publicity = good publicity.

        Ive had my rant for today and I want to thank all of those that are above the nonsense that goes on here. :)

        September 15, 2013 @ 1:53 pm
  30. Nameshot:

    Not recommended.

    Within 6 months, they lost my data completely 2 times (1.hard disk was damaged, 2.SolusVM related), crashes and can not be booted 3 times.

    The key is that they refused to accept any responsibility for this!

    September 15, 2013 @ 1:32 pm
  31. DomainBop:

    “However, their posts mean ABSOLUTELY nothing. Why do I say this you may ask? The sales are through the roof”

    When customers like myself have complaints it should mean something to the business. When customers like myself cancel services due to the reasons I stated in my previous post it should mean something to the business owner. If a business owner doesn’t care about the customer experience (and doesn’t act to remedy problems that are brought up by customers) and their only concern is their company’s sales growth (“sales are through the roof!!!”) then that business may enjoy a period of sales growth but eventually their lack of concern for the customer experience will bite them in the ass and they’ll be back to doing their old job as a saleperson at Kohl’s. :)

    September 15, 2013 @ 2:31 pm
    • haha you are a joke. Your complaints are not valid, end of story. You leaving will not hurt my feelings, trust me. You might be better off going over to VPSBoard where all my haters are.

      September 15, 2013 @ 7:50 pm
      • rud:

        Oh boy I wish you had not spoken in that tone. I was seriously contemplating your service but you just lost a customer with that outlash..

        September 15, 2013 @ 7:59 pm
      • Maounique:

        You really love to be hated, don’t you…

        September 15, 2013 @ 8:12 pm
      • John Smith:

        WOW Chris! I am view new to the world of VPS and have a few VPS’s from you all and I have been happy so far, but the more I see you posting stuff like this the more I think what the others are saying my be true. You may see someone as a “joke” and the complaints may not be true, but what good comes to ChicagoVPS when you act like this?

        September 15, 2013 @ 10:41 pm
      • denis:


        September 16, 2013 @ 9:36 am
      • John Smith:

        Sorry Chris, but yes hurt…. people like me see how you treat others and know you will treat us the same way. The people who pay you for VPSs are paying your bills. I would say your response to people run more people off then you think. That is the only thing I do not like about ChicagoVPS to this point.

        I am OK with renting a few VPS from someone who has been hacked in the past and could not do a full recovery of all users data. No matter how hard you try stuff like that will happen to the best. That is just part of the IT world. I am also ok with some down time and a few problems for the price. I am not looking for high availability or what not. Just a few server to host some of my websites and to test stuff on.

        “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

        September 16, 2013 @ 5:25 pm
      • kyaky:

        are you a member of a gang party over there?

        September 17, 2013 @ 10:32 am
      • Chris, I’m a member at VPSBoard and also LowEndTalk, and I don’t hate you.

        When I was your customer, you answered my tickets in a timely manner and the $7 VPS was good until I lost all my data when the server crash.

        It’s in the past, and actually this offer tickles me to push the buy button, but some things worried me.

        So, I just drop by to wish you all the best.

        December 2, 2013 @ 7:26 am
  32. W1V_Lee:

    Whichever way you look at it, there was always a following ready to defend CVPS regardless of what has happened in the past, that following is clearly gone. This is the first time I have seen a thread where it’s all just negatives.

    Now of course if the claims of multiple negatives are true fair enough but you simply can’t ignore the fact there is nobody praising the service, I might have missed one in amongst all the comments though.

    September 16, 2013 @ 6:08 am
  33. why so cheap?

    September 16, 2013 @ 6:26 am
  34. I’ve had several VPS’s and dedicated boxes from ChicagoVPS. While my first experience in dealing with Chris as a person (not as a business) I was not impressed, however I have had nothing but stellar service from ChicagoVPS, and continue to do business with them.

    I see a lot of pissed off people here and on LET, but to be honest I think it’s more of a personal thing for these people. Data loss happens. Drives fail. This is why I have backup servers on other carriers to keep everything in check.

    I feel for the people who lost data, but hardware failure is hardware failure. Suck it up and move on.

    September 16, 2013 @ 10:27 am
    • Thank god, someone with common sense! Thank you Andrew, and I really appreciate it.

      These people think I did it on purpose and wanted it to happen. Oh well, they can be foolish :)

      September 16, 2013 @ 4:33 pm
      • it really is just common sense. Those that complain the loudest are usually victims of their own ignorance. Just sayin.

        September 17, 2013 @ 6:22 am
        • texteditor:

          Are you oblivious to every one of Chris’ posts and the whole history of their “company”

          September 17, 2013 @ 6:31 am
        • I’m not oblivious to anything. Chris might come here and be a douche but in any of my business transactions with him, he’s been courteous and professional.

          I have several services with him and get great service whenever I ask. End of story.

          September 17, 2013 @ 8:06 am
        • Chris might come on LEB / LET and act like an ass, but in any BUSINESS transactions I’ve had with him and his company, he’s been courteous, professional and has tried to help out with anything I’ve asked of them.

          September 17, 2013 @ 9:27 am
        • Konstantin Boyandin:


          Personally, I have no complaints against ChicagoVPS. I still have a VPS with them, uptime is good etc.

          However, when I see host’s representative being rude on forums, even in response to rudeness, it will surely affect my intention to keep services and to recommend the host.

          Of course, it’s sacred right of a host to behave as he likes.

          September 18, 2013 @ 3:36 am
    • zijo:

      Yes it happens that for 2 months they can’t fix servers but in same time refuse to give refund.

      September 25, 2013 @ 1:28 am
  35. I’ve been using their service for couple of years. I admit that they don’t have the best customer service in the world and their servers were hacked for twice (AFAIK). It teach me something, backup your own stuffs!

    But hey, it’s very cheap and you got for what you paid for their price. I returned to them and moving my several websites from other VPS service because my websites can run stable on their server with no annoying downtime or any other network issues.

    I’m working in a hosting company and I know typical person who complains a lot for their $2 servers and happily spends hundred dollars for marketing.

    September 17, 2013 @ 1:55 am
    • The typical person should not be hosting important stuff that he would pay $XXXX for marketing on a $2 server.

      September 18, 2013 @ 2:31 pm
  36. Sweet:

    Had a few CVPS servers. My only complaint is the overselling and IO abuse. otherwise they were fair and competitively priced.

    September 17, 2013 @ 10:27 am
  37. Andy:

    Been getting over 50% packet loss on my server all morning. I sent in a ticket, but no reply. :(

    September 17, 2013 @ 1:59 pm
    • Andy:

      10 hours later, problem fixed.

      September 17, 2013 @ 7:51 pm
  38. billnye:

    Lost all of my data. No hackers involved! See here:

    September 17, 2013 @ 2:36 pm
  39. The stuff is extremely intriguing.

    September 18, 2013 @ 9:42 am
  40. zijo:

    I still have 2 servers with them that are impossible to use.
    They set password then don’t let me change it , even nothing is installed on the serve they say it used to much data then they shut it down( it repeats). On the other server they removed my option of backup which i paid for. I cant use it without backup.Sometimes server is down, That goes in loops for more then 2 months now.

    I issued many tickets for various issues in usual it takes 1-5 days for them to respond.

    September 25, 2013 @ 1:26 am
  41. pawz:

    I felt that I should say something about this provider. I have been with Chicago VPS since about 2011 and I have found them one of the most reliable VPS’s I’ve used (and I use a lot, just for interest’s sake mainly) to the extent that I use them as my main, permanent host for all my stuff.

    Since I’m on the $7 plan, I’d love to get this discount. If I were to sign up on the $4 plan, would ChicagoVPS be willing to migrate my container for me so I didn’t have to move everything manually ?

    September 26, 2013 @ 11:40 am
    • shyam:

      I am on the same boat man. I had to cancel my yearly vps plans with them and reconfigure my whole vps again. It would be nice if they don’t leave the existing customers in the wind and migrate them to this plan

      September 27, 2013 @ 3:06 pm
      • pawz:

        To be honest, while I was surprised and disturbed by the negative comments on this page about ChicagoVPS (I am not sure I’ve ever heard such an outpouring of unhappiness for any company) I’ve personally never had any problems with them and I like my server. However, now that prices are dropping and other providers offer the same service at much lower prices, if ChicagoVPS aren’t willing to even offer this reduced price to existing customers then I’ll just shift my stuff to someone else. There’s no point going through all the hassle of moving all my data and configurations to another VPS at the same provider when I could move it to someone else.

        I just got a far better VPS than what ChicagoVPS offer from ServerMania (with double the disk, ssd caching and much more bandwidth) for only $4 a month (paid yearly), so if ChicagoVPS don’t even want to offer their new special price to the existing customers who ARE satisfied with their service then I don’t think they are worth supporting.

        Might be worth ChicagoVPS showing their loyal customers some love if they want their reputation to improve.

        September 28, 2013 @ 6:36 am
      • pawz:

        I signed up for my current VPS at Chicago VPS on July 6th, 2012. I have never had a significant problem, and they were always pretty good with support when I needed it.

        My current VPS uptime is:
        05:37:55 up 97 days, 17:21, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

        However, in view of the overwhelming negative opinion on this page, and their lack of desire to offer their newly discounted price to existing customers, I will be leaving. Any ChicagoVPS representative want to contact me and offer me the new rate ? I’d be happy enough to stay if I got the new deal, otherwise I can host cheaper on a better box elsewhere.

        September 28, 2013 @ 6:41 am
        • somebody:

          Your load average of 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 means you’re doing absolutely jack shit with your server.

          … although, to be fair, if you did try to do something, you’d have nothing but problems. I tried to run a message board on there, got 500 errors just under 10% of the time, and the disk wait was around 20% AT BEST.

          Cpu(s): 2.4%us, 0.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 75.5%id, 21.6%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.3%st

          Well, at least they’re now secure, right?

          … when asked how it was possible for a password supposedly hashed/encrypted to be displayed to the user in plain text, their Chief Networking Officer says “I understand the concepts, please review my signature. There are two options, you get passwords or you don’t. “ That signature does well display his A+ Certification, among others.

          So, uh, hopefully everything you put on there is absolutely worthless.

          October 2, 2013 @ 2:05 am
    • Jancis:

      Same here, i am their client since 2011 and I notice price drop for new clients too. While 7$ isn’t much, i’d love to have SSD performance instead of what I have for now for 7$ or at least my current bill lowered to $4 (if not lower because i’m not on SSD).

      Another thing that bothers me, is the network latency I can feel every other day. I’ve been telling myself it’s because of EU-US link or something, but it really bothers me occasionally seeing my sites loading slower.

      Other than that, I should say that i’ve never had any problems with them. Few times i’ve written to helpdesk, they (or he) responded well within an hour so i’m fine with it. I would indeed suggest more people using chicagovps because so far it has been good, but i’m afraid everyone will jump on my node and hog it :)

      P.S. I’ve been watching other offers lately too, probably time to let it go if there’s no love for existing customers.

      October 13, 2013 @ 3:19 pm
      • pawz:

        I emailed their sales department last week asking if they would be willing to offer the discounted rate to existing customers. Not so much of a peep in reply.

        Also, last week I had a high memory process killed off on my server by them. What’s the point of leasing a 2gb server if they kill off your processes when you actually go close to using it ?

        October 13, 2013 @ 11:47 pm
        • pawz:

          Jumped the gun. They replied today. They said they were happy to reduce my plan to $4 a month. There you go, it was worth asking after all. Still little bit wary of them after all the bad press, but my box has always worked well and without problem (apart from when I ran that one process which they didn’t like).

          Going to stick with them for a while now since they’ve been happy to acknowledge my loyalty as a longstanding customer.

          October 14, 2013 @ 12:39 am
  42. I had two 2GB packages with them and I’m letting one of them expire out/terminate. It would reboot itself everyday and when ever I had an issue all they did was want to change my node and move me around to different hardware. I have my production site on knownhost.com but I pay a premium price there but uptime has been %100 and efficiency has been stellar. Then again CVPS is so cheap you almost have to expect such high over selling and all the issues. Wanna get a 2GB VPS for $40/year then expect technical problems, reboots and maybe %80. Not trying to bad mouth them, but just moving me around to another node all the time isn’t really quite sufficient support at all. And you’ll see my previous comments all have been the same….just keep moving me to different nodes. Been happening for like 9 months now and that is why I stopped paying on one of the services with them.

    September 27, 2013 @ 1:07 am
  43. fred:

    I had 4 VPS with them but I recently canceled 3 of them because of unreliable performances and slow to no tech support that do not admit their problems with their servers.

    September 27, 2013 @ 6:10 pm
  44. zijo:

    Have 2 servers with them, I don’t even bother using them. They refuse to give me refund and they can’t fix it. They don’t let me change servers password then they shut it down saying it uses to much data. I didn’t even install anything on the server. I know they were badly hacked but it is so unprofessional to blame customers for that.

    I am still waiting maybe one day they fix password issue and backup issue so may use it for some things however I’ll never put any serious web site on Chicagovps servers. I moved sites to RamNode, and never have problems.

    Chicagovps customer support is a joke.

    September 27, 2013 @ 8:13 pm
    • Everyone gets attracted to such the low price and everyone is a sucker for low prices. I’d rather pay a little more and get zero DDOS attacks and almost %100 uptime with adequate support. It is too bad really, cause we all like cheap prices…but at that moment when you really need your VPS and it isn’t working you’ll be kicking yourself in the butt.

      September 28, 2013 @ 11:50 am
      • zijo:

        I paid them $60 for 2 GB VPS, some are cheaper then that.

        September 29, 2013 @ 5:26 am
  45. somebody:

    top – 18:15:29 up 91 days, 12:58, 1 user, load average: 4.91, 2.50, 1.19
    Tasks: 54 total, 1 running, 53 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 0.2%us, 0.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 43.0%id, 56.6%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 2097152k total, 361840k used, 1735312k free, 0k buffers
    Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 89436k cached

    There ya go. 17% of the memory in use, all waiting on disk to fetch information. They’ve released how badly they oversold, and here’s proof of it.

    October 2, 2013 @ 10:17 am
  46. t-off:


    Simple issue but instead of resolution they closed out our account. The only good thing is that they were sooooo bad so we saw it coming and had already closed and moved all our sites. Not the worst service but by far NO professionalism.
    NO concern for clients or security.


    October 3, 2013 @ 1:14 am
    • t-off:

      I LOVE the random avatar, it looks like a certain gesture I might give to CHICAGOVPS. (Our issues did not carry over to the new location so you tell where the fault was :-\)

      October 3, 2013 @ 1:21 am
  47. nocmnt:

    hmm… chicagoVPS seems to be down right now, I can’t get to my server or the billing panel on their website

    October 3, 2013 @ 6:10 pm
  48. zijo:

    2 months now and i can’t use any of my two servers with ChicagoVPS.
    I don’t even run anything on the server and they accuse me of using all data then shut it down.

    At same time they don’t let me change root password but have to use one they give me.

    Lucky I moved sites to RamNode. No single problem with them. When setting the server I asked few questions and they answered within 5 minutes.

    With Chicago VPS support is slow sometimes it takes them few days to answer.

    Client; Friday, September 27th, 2013 (19:53)
    and they answered after 7 days
    Friday, October 4th, 2013 (15:23)

    But the worst is that in the answer they didn’t address the issue at all.

    October 4, 2013 @ 4:44 pm
  49. wow. i’m so sad. i purchased a vps for 1 year and got low performance.. is it possible for me to get a refun?

    October 6, 2013 @ 1:11 pm
  50. oh no… my vps is very low. already paid for 1 year but got the worst experience. no respond, no action from them.

    October 7, 2013 @ 1:25 am
  51. raster:

    made the mistake of trying to use chicagovps’s ubuntu 12.10 template.. now my vps is dead. hours later.. my support request is responded to with the reason is due to my ‘node’ doesnt support it. also found out that not all their nodes are ssd/ssd-cached

    October 7, 2013 @ 5:40 pm
  52. Andrzej:

    Very unprofessional, but in all fairness, this is not limited to ChicagoVPS. I’ve come across this issue with a number of VPS providers. They waste not only your time, but their own as well – having to respond to such tickets. There is really no excuse I can think of for listing an OS template for all nodes and then not adding it to some nodes. What is more, in all cases I have come across (again, not only with ChicagoVPS) was failure to rectify the situation – either de-listing the template or adding the missing template.

    This said, what do you expect at LEB pricing? At a few $$ per month they can’t possibly afford to hire top notch, professional tech support staff. This is why I now prefer to go with smaller operators or those where the founder/CEO runs things hands on. The minute they start delegating, things go downhill in a hurry. They delegate (which is good, by the way) but lack the management skills or move on to other ventures and plain forget about the need to supervise their less than top notch and unmotivated staff. Been there, done that myself ;)

    October 9, 2013 @ 12:48 am
    • pawz:

      I disagree with this implication that you shouldn’t expect things to work properly for a low price. I can forgive a lot of things when it comes to VPS providers, especially hardware downtime and internet connectivity issues. They are just some guy working from home (most of the time) who has a server in a rack somewhere.

      But it’s also worth remembering that there isn’t a lot of “support” involved in running one of these services. Everything is automated with their management software from signups to activation. Unless something “goes wrong” there should be nothing they need ever do.

      That means there’s really no excuse for someone who sets these businesses up to not pay basic attention to detail with regard to making sure that what is offered on their website or advertising is what is actually available. Not putting particular OS templates on certain nodes is really just laziness. Copying across the image, modifying some configuration and adding it to the menu is really not a big deal.

      I sympathise when these providers have actual issues relating to crashes, hardware problems etc. But I don’t sympathise at all when they are too lazy to make sure their templates are there and work properly. That’s the most fundamental part of their business. If they can’t even get that right, how can you expect them to get the more difficult stuff right ?

      And don’t forget, the fact that we are getting special LEB pricing doesn’t mean that the people who pay full price aren’t experiencing these same issues. I think the proliferation of low-cost, automated VPS providers for as little as a couple of dollars a month is fantastic and a massive boon for the hosting and publishing industries, but the fact that it is so easy to get “into the game” means that a lot of players don’t really have the attention to detail to make sure things are done right. I don’t think it’s lack of skill, I think it’s lack of care.

      October 9, 2013 @ 11:34 pm
  53. Andrzej:

    I couldn’t agree with you more! I was referring to objective reality and speculating on possible reasons for such a sad state of things, not implying that things shouldn’t work properly if offered at a low price.

    October 10, 2013 @ 2:51 am
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    October 11, 2013 @ 8:33 pm
  55. Faridha:

    Have no idea about this damn VPS Provider, My VPS Went down 6 hours, cant access billing or cp. How can i contact you ?

    October 18, 2013 @ 8:08 pm
  56. Dee:

    You are getting this message because the Billing website has been shutdown in order to protect our customer’s information and our system from intruders.
    We have found a security issue in the WHMCS system that we use. We are waiting for WHMCS to issue a fix.

    Please check back here and on the main website (www.chicagovps.net) for any additional information.
    For any issues, please email us at: support@chicagovps.net

    All VPS’s will be kept running, they are not affected by this issue at all.

    October 18, 2013 @ 8:24 pm
    • Faridha:

      as usual, no response *yet*

      October 18, 2013 @ 8:43 pm
  57. Splazit:

    Just wonder if you can post quick summary performance if you are using CVPS? I’m a current user and got the script from one of the comments around LOB. Here is my statistics of my VPS:

    sudo wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 2400.000 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime : 28 days, 56 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 77.4MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 25.2MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 36.5MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 12.3MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 8.10MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 8.34MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.59MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 48.1MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 96.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 19.7MB/s
    I/O speed : 264 MB/s

    October 22, 2013 @ 9:44 pm
  58. zijo:

    From August I cat still use any of 2 servers i bought with them.

    latest is that 2Gb one they changed to 256mb

    on KVM i am again locked and waiting for 3 days until they fix that.

    November 11, 2013 @ 7:38 am
  59. Craig:

    This company is a joke. Stay far, far away. Not worth it at any price.

    November 13, 2013 @ 10:12 am
  60. Bit:

    Well I just had my VPS down for 2 days and a complete data loss. Ouch. It was one of the buffalo nodes.

    November 13, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
  61. Cak:

    i have using chicagovps for 1 year, so far no big problem, great service but little slow respond on new order

    November 19, 2013 @ 7:23 am
  62. So cheap! But what the best server, Im choice chicago, Hope it is good

    December 27, 2013 @ 7:00 am
  63. Imcco:

    Ok, I already have 4 boxes with CVPS (all enterprise 2BG) since 2012, I’m not going to complain, there were issues but again it is cheap.

    I’d like to know has anyone bought the Pure SSD 2GB? or SSD-cached 2GB?
    I’m thinking about adding one of those to my list but not sure if I can expect better performance because of the SSD disk.
    Can someone explain/share experience with SSD and which would be better pure SSD or SSD-cached?


    February 16, 2014 @ 3:12 am
  64. Imcco:

    Can someone share any experiences with their SSD plans?


    February 28, 2014 @ 2:40 pm
  65. Mario:

    Just taken a Windows VPS Plan with 2GB of RAM. The RDP is very low, u can’t control it very well… And the VPS’s are emulated by QEMU, the worsest method for emulate Windows… A time ago I had an OVH plan with 2 cores and 1gb the ram only and worked 5 times better than Chicago… I don’t recommend it too much

    October 1, 2015 @ 1:17 pm

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