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ChicagoVPS - $5.95 512MB Xen VPS Black Friday Offer

ChicagoVPS Okay. I have been getting quite a few “Black Friday” offers from the last 24 hours and I am expecting a few more. For those of us not in US and are not familiar with Black Friday, here is a relevant Wikipedia entry. Anyway, sales are on, and first we have Chris from ChicagoVPS sending me their Black Friday promotional offer. Two “low end” packages here:

  • VPS — Starter (Sign up link)
  • 128MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • $4.45/month (with promo code BLACKstarter), or
    $53.17/year (with promo code BLACKstarteryear
  • VPS — Standard (Sign up link)
  • 512MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • $5.95/month (with promo code BLACKstandard), or
    $60.00/year (with promo code BLACKstandardyear

Chicago servers. “Starter” does not seem much sense as it is only slightly cheaper than “Standard”.

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  1. Yomero:

    Someone knows if is possible to get additional storage in this packages?

    What about the CPU assigned for every customer?

    November 26, 2010 @ 5:16 am
  2. Yomero,

    We can add additional storage, and questions can be answered by me at chris@chicagovps.net



    November 26, 2010 @ 6:51 am
    • Yomero:

      Thanks Chris, I sent you an e-mail n_n

      November 27, 2010 @ 3:07 am
  3. Anuar:

    Barely 2 hours has passed and BLACKstandard is already sold out :(

    November 26, 2010 @ 7:05 am
  4. cruise:


    The promotion code entered has already been used ?

    November 26, 2010 @ 7:47 am
    • My mistake,

      I set the coupon up wrong, should work now. Thanks for catching that for me :)

      November 26, 2010 @ 7:51 am
  5. Ryan:

    I’ve seen (and used) offers like this before. It just isn’t possible to offer prices like these and survive. I’ve been the victim of it before and nobody gives and damn about your data/security/business when they’re bankrupt. One day your servers will be down, your data will be gone and you’ll be raging on LEB about how you’ve been cheated. God help you if you paid yearly.

    They set up in October – I’ll give them 6 months at best before they’re in the dead pool.

    November 26, 2010 @ 7:53 am
    • @Ryan,

      How can you say a company cant survive? We have been in the hosting industry for a long time, just new to VPS. We own our own hardware and only pay colo fees ( and get very good deals ). I myself think its wrong to judge a company, based on false accusations when you do not know anything about it.

      Also this deal only runs for 3 days, those are not prices we usually charge, usually “Black Friday” means blowout pricing, maybe you are unfamiliar with what Black friday is. I can assure you we are going no where. Come back in 6 months and I will tell you how well we are doing.

      November 26, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
      • Ryan:

        RackVM said exactly the same thing a few months back. You can search for them here to see what happened with them. You have all the same signs – very young company, ridiculously low prices, big incentives for paying a year up-front, rebuttals that seem almost too well rehearsed.

        I will set a reminder in my calendar to come back in precisely 6 months and will apologise and congratulate you if you are still operating (assuming LEB is still online).

        November 26, 2010 @ 3:47 pm
        • Sounds great,

          I cant wait for the day to come :) Im sorry I was a little hostile earlier been a long night. I just dont think its fair to publicly bash a company without any knowledge of them.

          However I can still understand your hesitation since we are “newer” to the VPS market, but not hosting.

          November 26, 2010 @ 4:02 pm
        • Ryan:

          I’m 2 weeks late. Apologies and congratulations.

          June 9, 2011 @ 12:49 am
      • Steve:

        It’s been exactly 6 months today.

        How are you doing?

        Also, you should run a deal on 512mb Xens, I’d bite ;)

        May 26, 2011 @ 9:40 pm
        • Hi!

          We are doing great! Thanks for coming back in 6 months. We are still alive and kicking :)

          Email myself or Chris and we will work on a deal for you on a 512mb VPS :)



          May 26, 2011 @ 10:57 pm
  6. is there any with ram 256 MB offer ?

    November 26, 2010 @ 11:44 am
    • Bayoewebid,

      This is something we will be adding in, in the near future but as of now we do not.



      November 26, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
  7. no swap???

    November 26, 2010 @ 12:28 pm
  8. Michael:

    How long is the setup process? I signed up a VPS with another company and it took almost 2 days. They had a bug with the Xen Debian boxes not working properly with mysql-server. I assume you would not have the same issues?

    November 26, 2010 @ 8:42 pm
  9. @Michael,

    We have not had any issues and your VPS was setup minutes after the order confirmed your payment on paypal.

    If you have problems with your VPS please submit a ticket to support at chicagovps dot net and we will take a look at it for you.

    November 26, 2010 @ 9:16 pm
  10. 1. If I signed up for a VPS—Standard for $5.95/month now could I change my plan to $60.00/year later?
    2. I don’t see a Debian 5 option in the OS selection box, why?

    November 27, 2010 @ 12:55 am
    • @Victor,

      If you decide to change it later on, yes we will honor this for you.

      If you have any more questions please email me at chris@chicagovps.net

      @Mike, thanks for the Support!

      November 27, 2010 @ 1:29 am
  11. I see Debian 5 right in the middle of their OS choices in the drop down box.

    I’ve used ChicagoVPS for 2 months now, no problems.

    November 27, 2010 @ 1:19 am
  12. Michael:
    November 27, 2010 @ 3:12 am
  13. Debian has been added back in, we were having a problem with it.

    Thanks for your patience.


    November 27, 2010 @ 3:41 am
  14. I stand corrected,

    Debian is still having a problem. Sorry for the false info.



    November 27, 2010 @ 3:46 am
    • Any progress with fixing Debian?

      November 29, 2010 @ 6:43 pm
  15. Paul:

    Not the best for gameservers.. I’m not sure who else actually use VPS’s for hosting gameservers but I do.

    Tried and still trying chicagoVPS but I get users who get disconnected from the game. Besides that, latency is good and the node doesn’t seem overloaded at all- but it seems it doesn’t like holding onto the longer connections and it’s no good for hosting a game server when anyone who’s been in there for a while gets disconnected :(

    It’s weird because I’ve never seen this on any host before, it disconnects a group of players but the rest stay in game, then eventually it’ll do another group of players. When the disconnects happen I’m unable to reach the server for about 10 minutes.

    Great price for a VPS though, just wish it didn’t have that problem.

    November 27, 2010 @ 4:42 am
  16. Anonymous:

    Fedora 14 available on an i686 architecture?

    November 27, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
  17. Paul,

    I recall you having an issue before, please submit another ticket and I will have Jeremiah look into it further. We need to make you happy, and that we will! :)



    November 27, 2010 @ 2:29 pm
  18. i want 32 bit os,i don’t like 64bit os.you don’t have 32 bit OS !!!

    November 28, 2010 @ 6:18 am
  19. Are you folks out of stock on Standard? If so, will you have more available before the sale is done?

    November 28, 2010 @ 7:33 pm
    • Pear,

      We are not out of stock. We have plenty of room on our new machine :)



      November 29, 2010 @ 2:13 am
  20. We have chosen not to run the x86 OS’s on our machines. We feel that the best performance on our machines would be to run the x86_64 distos of Linux.



    November 29, 2010 @ 5:47 am
  21. Standard is out of stock :(

    November 30, 2010 @ 1:56 am
  22. @drmike

    We are working on provisioning more servers already and again to keep up with demand. Hopefully should have some on later tonight or tomorrow morning.

    Despite Chris saying we have plenty of room above, we have actually been very busy with orders that the machine is already full :)

    Thanks LEB and LEB Readers for keeping us very busy and successful!


    November 30, 2010 @ 2:00 am
  23. Victor,

    I am working on it currently. For some reason, it does not boot properly on our newest machines and i am trying to still find out why. The image is good and boots on our older machines (less than a month old kernel and configuration). I think it may be a baremetal kernel issue right now causing our issues as the image has been rebuilt to try and accommodate the new server and for some reason it didn’t work my first time going around. I am hoping to have our Debian 5 issue fixed ASAP as Debian is a very popular OS choice.



    p.s. sorry for the late reply, didn’t get the email on the notification

    November 30, 2010 @ 2:43 pm
  24. K. H.:

    In my opinion chicagovps servers are best than others, already this is my 2nd month with them. Almost 100% Uptime SLA and nice support from : Jeremiah Shinkle.

    I recommend them to my friends and they are providing best than virpus/ydgh/vpscolo etc. Because others are providing worst support, but the persons from chicagovps are friendly. Also they help me to get my own /30 with SWIP within 24 hours. Uptime 42 days 0.11 0.17 0.13

    November 30, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
  25. circus:

    Still out of stock?

    December 2, 2010 @ 1:15 pm
  26. Circus,

    We will have more stock hopefully tomorrow as we deploy a new machine. Thanks for everyone’s support!



    December 2, 2010 @ 8:21 pm
  27. Nate:

    I could really use a standard VPS, but it’s OOS!!

    December 3, 2010 @ 5:35 pm
  28. Rehl N.:

    ChicagoVPS rocks! They keep doing best. How far they can continue thats the only thing we need to know now. As far I see their servers rank can be 100 out of 100. Best servers rather than others for sure. I hope they will be stay on the business for a long period of time.

    December 5, 2010 @ 9:10 pm
  29. AwfulCustomer:

    Chris et. al.,

    Is this deal still on? I know it’s beyond Black Friday, but, I’d like to give you folks a try for a non-business-critical/dev server i’ve been wanting to setup. TIA.

    December 5, 2010 @ 11:21 pm
  30. This deal is no longer available, however there will be a new lowendbox deal soon enough. We are working on deploying a new node, and possibly other options being added in. Please check back tomorrow or Tuesday.



    December 6, 2010 @ 4:38 am
    • Yup, in stock but as Chris mentions, the coupon no longer works. Oh well.

      December 22, 2010 @ 4:59 pm
    • @mike

      We have this same pricing still but on openvz servers. Our new LEB post should be posted here in the next day or 2, but if you want it now I can give you the new coupon code.


      December 22, 2010 @ 5:15 pm
      • Thanks for the offer. I was just poking around.

        December 22, 2010 @ 11:52 pm
  31. Anyone who is still interested the new node is up and running, and we can now accept more orders.

    Thanks for your patience and support!


    Chris Fabozzi

    December 7, 2010 @ 7:49 pm
  32. @victor Debian is now working.



    December 22, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

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