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ChicagoVPS - $7/Month 2048MB OpenVZ in Chicago!

ChicagoVPSChris from ChicagoVPS has sent us his “March Madness Sale” which is a $7/Month 2048MB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago. Admittedly it’s not something “new” from ChicagoVPS, they have sort of built a reputation for themselves around this offer. So to differentiate ChicagoVPS will also throw in a free 25 slot Mohawk Voice server upon request. And finally, we tagged on some XEN offers as well.

OpenVZ March Madness Sale!

  • 2048MB Guaranteed Ram
  • 50GB Hard Disk Storage
  • 2TB Data Transfer
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • $7.00/Month (Normally $24.95)
  • Direct Signup Link (Promo Code: 2048)

ChicagoVPS has their servers in Colo Crossing located in Chicago IL and have three Test Files here. To pad out the offer even more ChicagoVPS have also provided some XEN 128MB and 512MB offers, however there’s limited stock of these with the LowEndBox promo codes.

Read More to view the XEN Offers as well!

XEN VPS Starter

  • 256MB Guaranteed Ram
  • 10GB Hard Disk Storage
  • 500GB Data Transfer
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/XEN
  • $5.45/Month (Normally $6.95)
  • Direct Signup Link
    Promo Code: LEBstarter
XEN VPS Standard

  • 512MB Guaranteed Ram
  • 20GB Hard Disk Storage
  • 1TB Data Transfer
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/XEN
  • $6.45/Month (Normally $9.95)
  • Direct Signup Link
    Promo Code: LEBstandard


  1. rm:

    Good to know that “IPv6 Public IPs: Coming Soon!” (from their site).

    February 29, 2012 @ 6:22 pm
    • We are really working on this. This should happen in April so long as all of the cards are lined up right here.



      February 29, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
      • Hi, I just signed up, and I was previously using HE Tunnel IPV6 from another host, but I can’t get the tunnel device to work correctly with OpenVZ on my Ubuntu 10.04 host. Any idea how soon the IPv6 native will be ready? (Now that its May.. ;) )

        — Stefan

        May 4, 2012 @ 6:04 pm
      • Any news about IPv6 ips?

        June 6, 2012 @ 2:16 pm
  2. Michael:

    Curious about the Mohawk Voice server; I looked it up and it looks like mostly gamers use it. Any ideas for what else it could be useful for? (I.e., when would this be better than Skype?)

    February 29, 2012 @ 7:12 pm
  3. vith:

    The discounts aren’t working for me.

    Also the latest Ubuntu version listed is 10.10, will I be able to dist-upgrade to 11.10?

    February 29, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
  4. vith:

    Nevermind, the code works, I just expected the direct signup link to include the code like before.

    February 29, 2012 @ 7:21 pm
  5. Omio R.:

    Whats the price for extra 50GB HDD?

    February 29, 2012 @ 7:25 pm
    • For Additional HDD space it is priced at 0.15/GB additional. Bandwidth is the same. IP’s are $2 per IP with Valid justification.



      February 29, 2012 @ 10:21 pm
      • Fernando:

        Same for Xen storage?

        March 13, 2012 @ 10:15 am
      • Shane:

        Is that $2 per IP per month or just $2 one time?

        April 3, 2012 @ 8:43 pm
  6. tr1cky:

    How to get a mohawk server from them?

    February 29, 2012 @ 7:34 pm
  7. ghost:

    provide raid?

    February 29, 2012 @ 7:57 pm
    • Amfy:

      On the last offer they offered a RAID10-Setup

      February 29, 2012 @ 8:15 pm
      • All of our servers starting with Chicago VPS17 has been in a RAID10 setup. Prior to that was RAID1.



        February 29, 2012 @ 10:21 pm
  8. With the number of orders coming in, we have turned off auto installs and will install everyone manually at 12am EST.



    February 29, 2012 @ 8:33 pm
    • Amfy:

      Sorry for asking: But why?!

      February 29, 2012 @ 8:38 pm
      • For one we are upgrading 3 machines for the sale, we were expecting it to be posted tomorrow and not today. But that’s ok, we can deal with that.

        Also mass orders coming in, solusVM does not like that and sometimes assigned 2 people to the same VPS. That is no fun for us or the customer so we are doing it periodically to make up for this.



        February 29, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
      • Fraud and abuse prevention

        February 29, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
      • See also: eNetSouth

        February 29, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
  9. tr1cky:

    It’s a bit sad, that there’s as good as no processing power, php applications run pretty slow.

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:03 pm
    • Hey tr1cky, please post stats, I haven’t had any of those problems on my VPS, processing power seems better than a lot of the competition I’ve been using

      April 4, 2012 @ 9:05 am
  10. cabrito:

    How much for an extra ip?

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:13 pm
  11. Min:

    Got one before manual install kicks in.
    Hopefully doesn’t ended up like eNetSouth.
    As far I know, there isn’t any option to buy extra disk space/data transfer/IP

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:24 pm
    • Min:

      Oh my bad, it seems need submit ticket instead offered in customer panel.

      February 29, 2012 @ 10:33 pm
  12. Maybe Chris can confirm if the “cpanel” coupon is still valid.. I don’t want to drop the price but if you want the cheapest cPanel, it’s worth a try

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:39 pm
    • Yup. I can confirm it is :) You want cPanel, its still good to go. You can also shoot us a ticket or email sales@chicagovps.net. You can talk about it all you would like James. We are offering it still at $5 a month.

      We also have WHMCS licenses if anyone needs a great billing system.



      February 29, 2012 @ 10:42 pm
  13. Mark:

    What’s the expected/max Uplink/Downlink on the servers (OpenVZ, Xen)?

    March 1, 2012 @ 12:49 am
  14. I’ve had a account at ChicagoVPS for about a month. Good service and good uptime on my node.

    March 1, 2012 @ 2:35 am
    • Good to hear! :)

      March 1, 2012 @ 4:17 am
    • Jancis:

      i have vps for 3+ months with them – they respond fast and no problems so far.

      March 10, 2012 @ 6:34 pm
  15. Jonathan:

    no promotion on the 1GB Xen VPS?

    March 1, 2012 @ 4:02 am
    • At this time, no. Sorry! Maybe next time we can see about selling higher Xen packages cheaper.

      March 1, 2012 @ 4:18 am
  16. How well does Minecraft run on these servers? I might pick one up :)

    March 1, 2012 @ 6:24 am
    • I bought in on this special the last time they offered it, and I’m running a WordPress site (php), Minecraft Server (896MB RAM) and a Minecraft mapper (python), all with no problems. A bit tight on memory (can’t configure swap), and disk access seemed a bit slow (took forever to make a 2GB tar file) but all the web services are speedy. For $7/month, it’s a great deal!

      March 1, 2012 @ 6:11 pm
      • Are you using Apache or something else for the webserver (eg nginx)? Apache can be a bit hard on memory, but in most cases it’s probably worth it. I’m already running powerdns + v6rev, I may run a minecraft server, and I’m probably going to run an IRCd and potentially put my websites on it (if I need to, since my current hosting should really not exist). I should be fine with just pdns and an IRCd, Minecraft would be okay too since the server would only have 2 or 3 people on it, but I don’t feel it would be too safe to run Apache and an SQL server on top of that.

        March 1, 2012 @ 10:07 pm
        • I’m using nginx. The memory pressure comes from the default php-fpm config which lights up a dozen or so 40MB php helper threads (more than I needed: trimmed them back), and the MC mapper program can spawn a handful of 75MB python interpreters and png compression utils (trimmed back to one-at-a-time). Then my default MC start/stop script was assigning 1GB right off the bat (tuned that down as well). Now things run OK, but I get alarms occasionally saying I’ve peaked over 95% memory use.

          March 2, 2012 @ 1:22 am
    • I am currently hosting a 24 slot server on the 2GB VPS. Works very well with minimal lag, I have had the server filled to capacity with zero lag. There has been minimal network downtime, a few hours at most for the 2 months I have been running the server.
      I also am running apache, and mysql to support some Minecraft plugins. Memory usage is okay, I am usually around 1.75GB used and this seems to work out fine.
      I was skeptical at first of this cheap of a VPS, but I have been very impressed, Thank you ChicagoVPS!

      March 2, 2012 @ 5:46 pm
  17. denos:

    I have one of these servers from their previous offer. Although this price point strikes me as too good to be true, the server has been solid and I have only good things to say about the experience so far.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
    Typical is 100MB/s to 200MB/s

    Bandwidth has likewise been great and stable in either direction.

    March 1, 2012 @ 2:29 pm
  18. Petyer:

    Ordered yesterday but still no confirmation.

    March 1, 2012 @ 3:38 pm
    • matt:

      check your spam? i just ordered up 10 min ago and got a confirm in like 5min. :-) if not in spam have you submitted a ticket in control panel?

      March 2, 2012 @ 11:35 am
  19. Just ordered Xen VPS a few hour ago and now I have migrated my blog to that brand new VPS!

    Just a little bottom line for order page: I chose CentOS 5.5 x86_64, but when my VPS was activated I couldn’t access my server using SSH, from Power Panel it said that the server was offline.

    After a few lookup, I found that template for CentOS 5.5 x86_64 was not available. After reinstal from power panel (using newer version of CentOS), my server run like a brand new jaguar.

    Thank you Jeremiah :)

    March 1, 2012 @ 3:41 pm
  20. Shane Elmore:

    How much is an extra IP address? I need one because of GoDaddy’s way of setting up nameservers, both requiring a dedicated IP.

    March 1, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
    • rm:

      You can set up the DNS service from http://dns.he.net/ , perhaps use it as a Slave in your case, and gain not one but 5 distributed DNS servers hosting your domain for free.

      March 1, 2012 @ 7:45 pm
      • This would probably be the best thing to do if you’re hosting your own nameservers.

        March 1, 2012 @ 10:13 pm
    • Jonathan:

      I use my on nameserver with godaddy. I use BIND and created ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com records, pointed them both to my single ip and then added the name servers to godaddy’s Host Summary before pointing my domains to the nameservers.

      March 1, 2012 @ 10:04 pm
      • Jonathan:

        sorry i forgot to add, the Host Summary box is all the way at the bottom on the far left of the domain manager web site. Just add ns1 and use your ip for host ip 1 and then repeat that for ns2.

        March 1, 2012 @ 10:08 pm
  21. VPSuser:

    Ordered one of these a few days ago. It is working flawlessly so far. I put in a ticket for my mohawk server, TUN, and PPP and they were all completed very quickly. I am very satisfied with this service so far. If they keep this up I see a new contender for the Top 3.

    root@server:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.05979 s, 177 MB/s

    root@server:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2012-03-02 03:57:12-- 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 11.1M/s in 9.1s

    2012-03-02 03:57:21 (11.0 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    March 2, 2012 @ 12:58 am
  22. buy:

    irc allowed ?

    March 2, 2012 @ 3:24 am
  23. ttabbal:

    heh… Ordered and got put on VPS37, a short time before they shut it down for maintenance. lol. That’s alright, I should be sleeping anyway.

    March 2, 2012 @ 7:11 am
  24. Maz Nos:

    Hello, i wonder if the price freeze for the life time of my contract with you?

    March 2, 2012 @ 9:47 am
    • Manfre:

      My invoice shows “Promotional Code: 2048 – $17.95 USD Recurring Discount *”

      March 3, 2012 @ 12:24 am
  25. Alex:

    Ordered the $7 vps from you, seems very stable at the moment :)

    March 2, 2012 @ 10:07 am
  26. rych:

    Hi Jeremiah,

    highly interested in this package + 2 extra IPs if possible.

    Would the justification of the extra IP = different domain names + SSL good enough?

    Also how do you charge for the IP? You said $2 per IP, is that one time or per month?

    March 2, 2012 @ 11:01 am
  27. syahzul:

    19th march will be my 3rd month with them, and i don’t have any issue with the server at all. affordable package and very good support team, what else do u want?

    March 2, 2012 @ 12:52 pm
    • n:

      I tell you what: location outside USA. thats what.

      March 3, 2012 @ 2:33 am
      • LowEndUser:

        You’re looking for CityNet Host, then?
        SCNR :)

        More on-topic: I’ve been with a similar $7 / 2GB sale from ChicagoVPS for a few months now and can’t complain (even though I only use about 300-400M right now).

        I have the occasional impression that it can take a few seconds to fork a new process or talk to a daemon that had been inactive for longer periods, e.g. the first access to the git server after a while can be very slow while subsequent requests return fast.

        But that’s totally within my expectations for $7, so I never digged into it. Could be me imagining things because this offer just *has* to be good to be true ;)

        March 7, 2012 @ 8:08 pm
        • Dave:

          The memory allocated to VMs under OpenVZ comes from the host machines total memory pool, which includes both real RAM and paging space on disk. If some of your memory has not been touch for some time they may currently be on disk and need to be paged in when something does access them. Also if you are starting a new process you are both reading the process image from disk (and I/O bandwidth is the most significant contention point on a system with many VMs running) and using a block of memory that may need to be paged in (or may be inaccessible until something else is paged out to make room for it).

          Memory management on an OpenVZ host can be a very delicate balance. Keeping the complete allocation pool in real RAM would be too expensive (especially at these prices) to be commercially viable and results in wasted memory (as not every VM will use its entire allocation at any given time), while over allocation and so regularly using a lot of paging space on disk can result in swap thrashing which kills performance completely.

          As a hack you could set some cron jobs to run some null operations through various processes to keep them in real memory longer, but that would almost certainly be considered bad form as it would negatively affect other users a lot more than it would positively benefit your VM.

          March 9, 2012 @ 3:41 pm
  28. Just wanted to say, I’ve been with ChicagoVPS on this very plan since January, and so far I’m pretty happy – there has been the occasional downtime, but nothing major, and their resources are really as they specify. My only big complaint was that there were some abusive accounts really slowing down my node, and it took them a while to catch them – other than that, things have been very smooth. Definitely worth the money.

    March 2, 2012 @ 3:49 pm
  29. Tommy:

    Hi Everyone What kind of CPU did you got in this SALE ?

    What is the CPU in the XEN VPS Standard ? and What CPU on OpenVz vps ? can people that order this sale in the last few days reply what cpu did you got ?
    just type in ssh: cat /proc/cpuinfo

    March 2, 2012 @ 5:19 pm
  30. cheese510:

    Is the discount recurring?

    March 3, 2012 @ 12:53 am
  31. lj:

    unlucky for those on node 37 like myself they are good with support and this is the first time there has been downtime / issues with the node other than that the node worked great until 3 days ago, ran smooth downtime until recent but defo worth the buy

    March 3, 2012 @ 1:07 pm
    • There was no downtime, it’s was a maintence window that was announced

      March 3, 2012 @ 9:39 pm
      • Better hope the deadpool bait don’t catch onto your fun definition of downtime.

        “It wasn’t down, it was maintenance! Completely different! Forget the fact you couldn’t use your box or ping it, it wasn’t ‘down'”

        March 3, 2012 @ 9:55 pm
        • There is a difference. There is unexpected downtime and scheduled downtime. I was just clarifying thy the down time wan not unexpected.

          March 3, 2012 @ 9:58 pm
  32. Tommy:

    Hello ChicagoVps Management,

    a few questions about the XEN VPS Standard $6.45/Month (Normally $9.95) Sale :

    1) When i try to order it using the Promo Code: “LEBstandard” i get :

    Subtotal: $9.95 USD
    $3.00 USD Recurring Discount: $3.00 USD
    Total Due Today: $6.95 USD
    Total Recurring: $6.95 USD Monthly

    and not $ 6.45 USD Monthly that you posted in this sale ??? can you fix the promo code.

    2) is there an option for CentOS 6 32bit template ? i did not see in the order form, only CentOS 5x versions?

    3) does the vps has SWAP RAM or Vswap , can i setup a swap file in the XEN VPS myself using ssh ?

    4) what kind of CPU does the XEN VPS on sale has ?

    March 3, 2012 @ 3:08 pm
    • tux:

      3) It is SWAP in XEN. You can set swap file in XEN.

      March 3, 2012 @ 3:33 pm
      • God, don’t encourage people to use swap u_u is the worst thing ever in a shared environment Q_Q

        March 3, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
        • Yomero,

          No worries we dont allow it :)

          March 3, 2012 @ 7:11 pm
        • Tommy:

          Hello Chris,

          can you please answer my other questions that i wrote:

          1) When i try to order it using the Promo Code: “LEBstandard” i get :

          Subtotal: $9.95 USD
          $3.00 USD Recurring Discount: $3.00 USD
          Total Due Today: $6.95 USD
          Total Recurring: $6.95 USD Monthly ***

          *** and not $ 6.45 USD **** Monthly that you posted in this sale ??? can you fix the promo code.

          2) is there an option for CentOS 6 32bit template ? i did not see in the order form, only CentOS 5x versions?

          3) what kind of CPU does the XEN VPS on sale has ?

          4) i get only 512 MB in this VPS, if i use all the 512MB RAM there isn’t any swap option or burst additional RAM ? What will happen to my vps if i use all the 512MB RAM ? will it stop working of freeze ?

          March 3, 2012 @ 7:32 pm
      • Tommy,

        It has 512MB RAM, that’s it you will have a swap file no doubt but this is HDD based not RAM based, the difference being with XEN your ram is dedicated to you and you only.

        So if you buy this and you need more than 512mb all the time you will need to upgrade simple as that.

        March 3, 2012 @ 10:30 pm
  33. Austin:

    Is this offer recurring? It seems like it only lasts for March.

    March 3, 2012 @ 8:56 pm
  34. Wydi:

    Hey ChicagoVPS team,
    your “Acceptable Use” clause states that content which “Is intended to assist others in defeating technical copyright protections” aren’t allowed. Does this include VPN and/or Proxy servers, which _might_ be used for said cause?

    March 4, 2012 @ 1:40 am
  35. qwerty6666:

    if i need more bandwith after couple month is it possible to upgrade it and how much would cost me per 1tb ?

    March 4, 2012 @ 4:18 am
    • If we get complaints regarding it, it is your liability and your responsibility. Too many complaints and we will terminate.


      March 4, 2012 @ 11:31 pm
  36. wahyan:

    Is it possible to customize the OpenVZ offer? I need more storage and less ram ^^

    March 4, 2012 @ 6:41 am
    • Go ahead and email sales [at] chicagovps [dot] net and we can work with you on this.


      March 4, 2012 @ 11:31 pm
  37. Tommy:

    Lowendbox Admin ! please correct the price that is published in this post . or request from chicagovps to update there promo code.
    XEN VPS Standard – is not- $6.45/Month (Normally $9.95) — Total price is *** $6.95 per month. ***

    when you try to order using this Promo Code: LEBstandard
    you get $9.95 USD Subtotal: $9.95 USD $3.00 USD Recurring Discount: $3.00 USD Total Due Today: $6.95 USD Total Recurring:
    $6.95 USD Monthly ….

    why do you publish an incorrect price ?

    March 4, 2012 @ 12:17 pm
    • Spirit:

      “why do you publish an incorrect price”

      Most likely on purpose to create confusion and mess with your mind :(

      March 4, 2012 @ 1:14 pm
    • Tommy,

      Please calm down, its not the end of the world for a $.50 difference. It was a typo however I have adjusted my prices to reflect what was posted.



      March 4, 2012 @ 3:03 pm
      • Tommy:

        Hello Chris,

        Thank you Chris for correcting this promo. can you also answer this questions, i did not found in your website:

        1) in the XEN VPS Standard is there an option for CentOS 6 32bit template ? i did not see in the order form, only CentOS 5x versions?

        2) what kind of CPU does the XEN VPS on sale has ?

        March 4, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
        • Jonathan:

          you can install centos 6 from the vps control panel after your account is activated. so just choose 5.6 for now and then use the control panel to reinstall centos 6.

          March 4, 2012 @ 4:44 pm
  38. Ryan:

    ChicagoVPS sucks! I found out about it on lowendbox last year, and since moving my website there it’s gone done about 5 times, always they blame ‘hardware failure’ but c’mon, how many times can that happen? Then it takes *days* to come back online b/c they say ‘moving this many TBs of data just takes awhile, be patient!’ Ridiculous. I’m back on lowendbox now looking for another host…

    March 4, 2012 @ 6:19 pm
    • thanks for your input. However, transferring 3 and a half TB of user data off of a node so that we can effectively recover it with the least downtime to you, was the only option at the time. We fairly compensated everyone in regards to the downtime and have since moved on.


      March 4, 2012 @ 11:32 pm
  39. Nate:

    Is the $7.00/deal still alive? I used the given link and it comes up as the regular $24.95 USD/month.


    March 4, 2012 @ 9:15 pm
    • Yup, still good.


      March 4, 2012 @ 11:33 pm
    • You have to use the coupon code “2048” when you checkout, I think.

      March 5, 2012 @ 2:46 am
      • pubcrawler:

        Yep, need to plug the coupon code 2048 in the shopping process. It’s typically the last screen where they give you the monthly total breakdown sheet. Typically on bottom left hand side.

        March 5, 2012 @ 3:15 am
    • premiso:

      You have to fill in your contact details, press Update, then the promotion area will come up.

      March 10, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
  40. buy:

    would someone answer my question pls ?
    is IRC allowed ?

    March 5, 2012 @ 12:52 am
    • Read their ToS/AUP for yourself; no use in sitting and waiting.

      March 5, 2012 @ 3:23 am
      • Stefan Chex:

        Hi, Ill save you the work of finding the AUP, like I just did. From what I can see all IRC clients are allowed, as long as you follow the rules of said networks.

        These guys seem awesome! Switching over soon, I think. :)

        May 3, 2012 @ 4:23 pm
  41. Alex:

    How long is this offer on for? I would get one, but I can’t at this moment.

    March 5, 2012 @ 4:20 pm
    • qwerty6666:

      i would like to know too it take 2 week to send $ to paypal in canada :(

      March 9, 2012 @ 11:05 pm
  42. Chinmay Joshi:

    Resolving demo-ovz.chicagovps.net…
    -bash: Resolving: command not found
    [root@dnj chinmay]# Connecting to demo-ovz.chicagovps.net||:80… connected.
    -bash: command not found
    -bash: :80…: command not found
    -bash: Connecting: command not found
    [root@dnj chinmay]# HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    -bash: HTTP: command not found
    [root@dnj chinmay]# Length: 51200000 (49M) [application/zip]
    -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(‘
    [root@dnj chinmay]# Saving to: `50MB.zip’
    > 100%[======================================>] 51,200,000 6.59M/s in 16s
    > 2012-03-09 19:55:40 (3.05 MB/s) – `50MB.zip’ saved [51200000/51200000]

    March 9, 2012 @ 2:26 pm
    • Chinmay Joshi:

      Good Speed

      March 9, 2012 @ 2:27 pm
  43. Dave:

    I’ve got 2 VPS’es from the last promo, and very happy with both of them. Would like another but i’m going to wait for a bigger Xen offer.

    March 9, 2012 @ 5:53 pm
    • Dave,
      How many cpu cores does the 512MB one have?
      Can you just: cat /proc/cpuinfo?

      March 9, 2012 @ 8:02 pm
    • Sorry, I meant “XEN VPS Standard”

      March 9, 2012 @ 8:04 pm
  44. Mike:

    I must chime in to say that I purchased this same service back during ChicagoVPS’s Christmas sale. I’ve only been with them 3 months but so far I am very pleased with the service — in relation to both hardware and customer satisfaction — and the price is amazing! Give them a try.

    March 9, 2012 @ 8:23 pm
  45. premiso:

    Just bought one and man it seems fast as heck! I am loving it so far.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; rm test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.49402 s, 126 MB/s

    Not too shabby at all :) Thanks Chris.

    March 10, 2012 @ 4:48 pm
  46. rusty:

    Very nice box, their AUP is short and to the point unlike many other companies, it doesn’t get much better than this deal IMO. IT would be nice if they were in more locations but I can’t fault them for that! Perhaps in the future they will expand. Good speeds, always consistent. If you’re still sitting and pondering this deal, STOP! Just get one or two, or more!

    March 10, 2012 @ 7:37 pm
    • Rusty,

      We will be in San Jose, and New York very soon :)



      March 12, 2012 @ 12:24 am
      • “soon” in Chris terms is when he will let me spend the money to actually have additional servers in other locations. :) More public outcry I am sure would help this along a bit faster. ;)


        March 12, 2012 @ 8:50 pm
  47. OMG ChicagoVPS, where have you been all my VPS life! I just ordered a 2GB OpenVZ and it was INSTANTLY SETUP! Like literally after the paypal payment.. BAM! The performance is AMAZING… haven’t seen this type of performance in such a long while. What is particularly noticable is how smooth the SSH console is when typing commands and receiving output. Once I have the time, I will do some more benchmark tests and post. I HOPE THEY CAN KEEP UP WITH THIS BECAUSE I WOULD BE SOLD FOR LIFE!
    *keeps fingers crossed*

    March 11, 2012 @ 1:27 am
    • Thank you for the great comments :)

      March 12, 2012 @ 12:25 am
      • Chris, you and Jeremiah just keep up the great work and you’ll continue to get more! :)

        March 25, 2012 @ 6:58 am
  48. pubcrawler:

    Unsure why we have unhappy ChicagoVPS customers :(

    Aside from issues last month with their nodes and moving folks around I’ve had ZERO issues.

    The server I am on with them is really fast… 120 MB/s disk speed… Fast network… low pings…. good routes.

    What else? Oh yeah 4 CPU cores… This VPS is faster than the other 10 or so I have all over the place. Long list of providers, both premium and ones found just here. In fact in Apache Bench testing done last night, saw about a 2-3x performance lead with ChicagoVPS compared to second closest performer.

    March 11, 2012 @ 7:46 am
  49. Joe DiMaggio:

    I am very happy with them. I had bad previous bad experience with some other VPS provider from this website, but I switched to them and I am very happy. The only thing that would complain (no biggie, though) is that I ordered a XEN and I got OpenVZ. But I do not care much. I would order another one soon for my business. Good Job, guys. Keep it up!

    March 11, 2012 @ 11:50 pm
  50. buy:

    not too sure whether they allowed IRC or not..
    cant seems to find anything in regards to IRC in their AUP/TOS
    hope IRC is supported.if yes,then i’ll definitely getting this !
    for now i’m using AlienVPS, very good speed and service.IRC is supported aswell. :D

    March 12, 2012 @ 2:02 am
    • Buy,

      IRC is allowed.



      March 12, 2012 @ 3:10 am
      • Then this is probably the best deal for money spent, I am assuming you guys have some level of DDOS protection as well?

        March 13, 2012 @ 9:57 am
        • Of course. As stated earlier, we can do filtering and advanced tactics, however, if the incoming bandwidth is enough were it starts affecting our core equipment and uplinks, then we will take the required measures to do what it takes to bring our stuff back online. Sometimes this is not as quick as we would like it to be.


          March 14, 2012 @ 5:59 am
        • Thanks for the response Jeremiah, your answer sounds reasonable, I am really pleased with the service. Thank you once more! :)

          March 16, 2012 @ 5:40 pm
  51. Drazilo:


    Would it be possible if I’d set a small minecraft server for me and my friend?

    Also are those coupons recurring?


    March 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
  52. georgy:


    is torrent allowed? legal ones?

    March 12, 2012 @ 1:48 pm
    • If you can prove that your seeding legitimate torrents, IE, Linux Distro’s, then of course, but other than that, no. Torrenting is against our AUP.


      March 14, 2012 @ 5:56 am
  53. Mattvc:

    Using this to run a minecraft server. Seems to work well. I get a little lag but that’s probably my Internet and not the vps. I’d buy again, it’s been fun learning ssh and Linux commands. I love how easy it is to start over with a fresh os install when I screw something up. Worth $7 just for the entertainment of learning something new.

    March 12, 2012 @ 8:12 pm
    • Good to hear. Thanks for the positive comment!


      March 14, 2012 @ 6:00 am
    • Mattvc:

      Review update

      I believe this VPS lacks the power to run a smooth and lag free minecraft server. It’s entirely possible it’s something I’m doing wrong but the server seems to lack horse power. The lag in the nether is terrible. Outside of the nether there is some lag but it’s differently playable. I should add that I’m running with the command “java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui” and that there has never been more then 2 players online at one time.

      I do want to be clear about this. I’m not saying this VPS is a bad deal. I’m just telling you my experience with it so far. I don’t regret purchasing.

      March 14, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
      • Mattvc:

        I’d really like to know more about your CPU allotment. Do we have a guaranteed amount of CPU? If so then how much, if not then why?

        March 14, 2012 @ 8:10 pm
      • Given how many of these they’re putting to a box i’m not surprised if the CPU isn’t pretty well topped and in cpuunits mode.

        March 14, 2012 @ 10:11 pm
        • How many are we putting to a box, all knowing….

          March 15, 2012 @ 6:59 am
        • Chris admitted to 100 to a node in a ticket that was screenshotted onto LET. Hopefully it was a provisioning error but even with one of the heads of ColoCrossing working with him, I’m not sure how cheap a 24 – 48G dual quad can go for on the rented market.

          March 15, 2012 @ 7:21 am
        • Mattvc:

          Jeremiah, It seems like you’re avoiding the question. I don’t think anyone is attacking you or ChicagoVPS, we’re simply asking about what you’re selling. How much CPU a VPS is allotted seems like the basic information one needs to make an informed purchase.


          March 16, 2012 @ 12:41 am
  54. Joel:

    Somewhere in the thread there was a mention of discounted cpanel, but that promo code seems to have expired. Any way to get that deal? Im looking into the standard XEN package.

    March 12, 2012 @ 9:26 pm
  55. Cant see the promo code input

    March 13, 2012 @ 2:20 am
  56. Vonskippy:

    Is this promo (i.e. $7/month for the 2048M VZ) still good?

    I tried to sign up tonight, and after getting to the payment page and entering the code “2048” it says nothing in my cart can use that code. I had checked the 1-year payment option.

    Thanks – VS

    March 13, 2012 @ 4:45 am
    • Yup still good. You need to utilize the 2048yr coupon for the yearly.



      March 14, 2012 @ 6:09 am
  57. wayne:

    When using the coupon and selecting the option to pay for a full year, I get a message that the
    coupon does not apply to the selected product. I have also read that the terms and conditions where
    you state that you can alter the prices by giving a 30 day notice.

    For how long will this special price apply? or can that alter by giving a 30 day notice.


    March 13, 2012 @ 9:16 am
    • This is a promotion and it will be good for the life of the account, however, if we decide that it is in our best interest and your best interest to continue to provide the service we are, we will issue the 30 day notification of price increases. Has that happened before, no.

      Regarding the year, you have to use the 2048yr coupon.



      March 14, 2012 @ 6:10 am
  58. Randy:

    I’ve been with ChicagoVPS for almost two weeks now and I have to echo the sentiments of the users above. The VPS has been great. Excellent disk performance (comparatively) and the network is solid.

    My VPS did get rebooted a few times early on but they tweet/announce everything that they’re doing, so it was easy enough to find out that they were caused because they were fighting with a DDoS.

    I have four other VPS servers and this one is standing out at the top of the list so far. Great job, guys.

    March 13, 2012 @ 6:49 pm
    • Joel:

      I really want to pull the trigger, but am still waiting on the answer to above question. Hopefully they will respond soon.

      March 13, 2012 @ 8:26 pm
      • Joel,

        Unfortunately we only had a limited number of cPanel licenses at that price and that deal has expired.



        March 14, 2012 @ 3:17 am
    • Thanks for the great comments.


      March 14, 2012 @ 6:10 am
  59. Really impressed with this VPS. It was my first experience, and I have to say it’s been a good one. I actually moved my sites from a dedicated in France to this. And so far no issues what so ever. The only thing that caught me off guard was how it displays the RAM. It doesn’t show how much is cached. Otherwise, everything is working.

    I do wish they had more updated distros to install though. The latest Ubuntu distro is 11.04, and no LTS distros are available through the installer.

    March 13, 2012 @ 10:58 pm
  60. Blackstorm72:

    Do you have any type of DDoS protection?

    Other then that, currently with your service since March 4th, and so far, exceeding my expectations for this price.
    Just don’t turn up like the others. :)

    March 14, 2012 @ 4:18 am
    • We do and can do filtering, etc, however, if it goes over specific thresholds, then we will null the IP. Unfortunately, this isn’t always as easy as it seems when you have 6Gbit of incoming data traffic at you. Glad we have made such great friends in the networking community :)


      March 14, 2012 @ 5:58 am
  61. semut:

    I have ordered vps with Promo Code. waiting for ssh login detail.. cant wait for this moment.

    March 15, 2012 @ 1:58 am
  62. Ariel Camino:

    What are the promotion terms? I can’t buy a six month plan with this promotion, it’s only for the first month?

    March 15, 2012 @ 4:08 am
    • If you need to do semi-annual, then please open a ticket so we can make a custom package.


      March 15, 2012 @ 6:58 am
      • Sam Spade:

        I’m interested in this, but I wanted to do an annual purchase rather than month to month.. or is the price in perpetuity?

        April 1, 2012 @ 2:34 am
  63. I love it, it’s such a great deal. But, it is riddled with problems along the website parts of the VPS. Seriously, so much trouble. Other than that, I’m able to run all my game servers and etc. lag free. Thanks.

    March 15, 2012 @ 7:14 am
    • Out of curiosity what website problems are you talking about?

      March 15, 2012 @ 2:12 pm
    • Hmmm, I’m trying to figure out if its a configuration issue you are experiencing within your box or if its the actual VPS that’s giving you problems though it sounds to me that you’re having software configuration issues. Cannot complain at all about my VPS at the moment, extremely smooth and fast… Never seen my control panel pages load that fast either. *I’m still crossing my fingers*

      March 16, 2012 @ 5:38 pm
  64. kevin:

    I order xen vps yesterday 15 march, they don’t send me email about vps, I also open a ticket, no one response, I claim a paypal complain.

    March 16, 2012 @ 11:40 am
  65. mcipovic:


    There is no pingdom report for VPS39 node. Can you fix that?

    March 16, 2012 @ 2:34 pm
  66. Kent:

    Just to even out the “only bad stuff seems to get attention” on these comments (as with most), I jumped on this special back in Jan. My VPS has been jamming along very nicely, been up 29 days now (since I rebooted it last), and benchmark actually increased by about 20% since I last ran it in Jan. In this VPSs “grouping” (a customer build-out), it’s the fastest of 10 VPSs all running the same apps.
    Last Benchmark Index score was 2090.3. I’m on chi-vps16.
    My experience, all the way around, with support, etc. has been very good. I’ve dealt with probably 30 budget VPS companies over the last 1/2 decade, I use the HE** out of some VPSs, so, I don’t grade “on the curve”. A company is either good, or not. ChicagoVPS is well in the top 3 I’ve ever dealt with. Due to issue with one of my other staple companies, right now they are #1. Two months, squeaky clean. Want specifics, ask.

    March 17, 2012 @ 6:26 am
  67. shashank:

    I have recently purchased a VPS from chicagovps.net. Activation is done is few minutes, this was nice, but i can not access my vps by IP ( given by these guys. I also open a ticket, but these guys have not reply yet. They need to improve in support ticket.

    So, please make more inquiry before purchasing vps from chicagovps.net.

    March 17, 2012 @ 8:25 am
    • SpeedBus:

      Try rebooting the VPS or re-install the VPS’s OS.

      March 17, 2012 @ 9:02 am
      • shashank:

        Thank you for support, i really appreciate but i have all this before !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        March 17, 2012 @ 9:11 am
        • ah, okay, anyways, I don’t work for ChicagoVPS, so the best thing to do is wait for a reply to your ticket :)

          March 17, 2012 @ 7:17 pm
        • I don’t work for the company either but I would suggest you go to the control panel which would have been emailed to you when you registered. Do an OS reinstallation and then try to access the server via the ip address. I’m assuming you’re fairly experienced with linux right?

          March 17, 2012 @ 11:00 pm
    • Manoel:

      The same thing happened to me. You just have to wait for them to respond to your ticket.

      March 18, 2012 @ 9:20 am
  68. Lord:

    Can someone tell me the speed of the HDDs? (MB/s)
    What’s about the sharedd CPU power, how much is circa every time available?

    March 17, 2012 @ 12:55 pm
    • Mattvc:

      ChicagoVPS doesn’t seem to want to share that information with us. Oh well, you can’t have everything for $7 a month.

      March 18, 2012 @ 9:20 pm
      • Joe Merit:

        Its not a $7 vps though, its an ultra premium enterprise $24.95 vps that is on sale for $7.

        so make sure you are getting your $24.95 worth

        March 19, 2012 @ 12:00 am
  69. tinyray:

    check this post, my boss…

    March 18, 2012 @ 9:47 pm
  70. Mansur:

    Are the Couponprice for everytime a have buy a VPS with them and a pay 7$ and my quastion is is the price now for everytime?? Or after March they will 24,95 for me?

    March 19, 2012 @ 12:37 am
    • jJake:

      I’ve been on the $7 deal for two months now. It works great and the coupon is reoccurring(every month). They have been around for a quite a while now and I don’t think they have raised the price on any of of the deals they have offered.

      March 20, 2012 @ 6:48 am
    • Hello,

      This is a recurring coupon



      March 21, 2012 @ 2:12 pm
  71. Astor:

    I got a BuffaloVPS XEN Standard for slightly cheaper a while back and I can echo that it’s great for my needs and the price. I can’t say much about the CPU power because it’s not really a need of mine. Now, this is a little more than I am paying, but I get more RAM and over double the storage. I want more storage. The sacrifice is that this would be OpenVZ. My question is… does this matter? Am I going to regret getting an OpenVZ box rather than XEN? Thanks. -Astor

    March 20, 2012 @ 5:26 am
  72. Kent:

    Just got another VPS…Had everything migrated from a “bad” VPS in less than an hour after hitting “buy”.
    Or would that be “bye”, to the other VPS company? :)

    Benchmark still high, fast network….Impressed to say the least. And I deal with LOADS of “budget” VPS companies. Have yet to find a thing wrong with CVPS. Keep on rockin’, guys!

    March 20, 2012 @ 7:26 am
  73. NateN34:

    Out of stock!

    March 20, 2012 @ 3:19 pm
  74. tinyray:

    Anyone has gets their XEN plans please post the box specifications.

    March 20, 2012 @ 3:54 pm
  75. Jeremy and Chris, it only took 5 minutes from the time I click the link here until the VPS was provisioned.

    Thanks a lot. I’ll test this baby right away.

    March 21, 2012 @ 10:24 am
  76. Timmi:

    I ordered a VPS.. Hope to see it up as soon as possible. :)

    March 24, 2012 @ 1:34 pm
    • Jordan:

      I ordered one too. I put my order in several hours ago but it isn’t up yet. I think they may be having problems.

      March 25, 2012 @ 2:14 am
      • Hi Jordan, I’m not part of their team but I was set up instantly, please make sure the welcome messages didn’t go into your SPAM, if not, contact them and I’m sure Chris or Jeremiah will help you out. So far, I’ve gotten really good service from them.

        March 25, 2012 @ 4:17 am
  77. As of 25/03/2012 at 12:19AM

    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, 11.5611 seconds, 92.9 MB/s

    Very well done!

    March 25, 2012 @ 4:20 am
    • Kent:

      I’ll say…

      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 7.57195 seconds, 142 MB/s

      March 25, 2012 @ 6:05 am
      • Wow Kent! That’s much better than mine! :)
        My sites are still running fast so no complaints here but thanks for posting a comparison value :)

        March 25, 2012 @ 6:50 am
    • Mine after loading 17 websites running on Apache+mod_ruid2+mod_pagespeed+xcache+ZenOptimizer
      All I can say: Premium Service on a price cheaper than 3 cups of Starbucks :)

      httpd -v
      Server version: Apache/2.2.22 (Unix)
      Server built: Feb 1 2012 18:59:25

      php -v
      PHP 5.2.17 (cli) (built: Feb 16 2012 23:29:39)
      Copyright (c) 1997-2010 The PHP Group
      Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
      with XCache v1.3.1, Copyright (c) 2005-2010, by mOo
      with Zend Extension Manager v1.2.0, Copyright (c) 2003-2007, by Zend Technologies
      with Zend Optimizer v3.3.9, Copyright (c) 1998-2009, by Zend Technologies

      free -m
      total used free shared buffers cached
      Mem: 2048 502 1545 0 0 0
      -/+ buffers/cache: 502 1545
      Swap: 0 0 0

      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, 11.9474 seconds, 89.9 MB/s

      dd bs=1M count=512 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
      512+0 records in
      512+0 records out
      536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 6.58787 seconds, 81.5 MB/s

      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync
      512+0 records in
      512+0 records out
      33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 1.07839 seconds, 31.1 MB/s

      wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      –2012-03-25 13:04:17– 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: `/dev/null’

      100%[======snip============================>] 104,857,600 10.9M/s in 9.2s

      2012-03-25 13:04:42 (10.9 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      wget http://www.volumedrive.com/bigtest.tgz -O /dev/null
      –2012-03-25 13:05:44– http://www.volumedrive.com/bigtest.tgz
      Resolving http://www.volumedrive.com...
      Connecting to http://www.volumedrive.com||:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 129674464 (124M) [application/x-tar]
      Saving to: `/dev/null’

      100%[======snip============================>] 129,674,464 2.29M/s in 54s

      2012-03-25 13:06:55 (2.27 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [129674464/129674464]

      March 25, 2012 @ 7:22 am
      • khafi:

        Seems nice…

        March 25, 2012 @ 1:42 pm
  78. Angry Client:

    Their support is terrible. I have been waiting hours for a ticket reply, for a downed server. Over the last 6 months, the server has not once hit their ‘guaranteed’ 99.9% uptime.

    They only have a few staff, and clearly can’t handle a few VPS orders at once :(

    March 25, 2012 @ 1:39 pm
  79. Another Angry Client:

    I have a ticket open for a loooooonnnnnnnnggggggggg timeeeeeeee!!!!!!! Servers are nice but about to jump ship due to some of the worst support I’ve ever had.

    March 27, 2012 @ 3:07 am
  80. ive already left
    main reason my nodes start to miss software and data,
    example main site went down, it came back online hour later ioncube loaders where missing i then fixed it
    example two same stuff happened to my other node i had kloxo on
    node went down it came back up curl exstention was missing very unhappy considering my sales/billing system run it and my customers couldnt log in:
    i then got another dif node did clean install and everything was working fine and guess what same thing happen i fixed it day later my ip was unreachable support sucks you have to fix there issues price cheap servers look the part i get better perfomance out of my 256mb from germany now thank god i moved

    March 27, 2012 @ 8:28 am
    • What Kloxo version are you using? AFAIK version 6.1.11 and 6.1.12 are buggy, so I went back to 6.1.10.

      It’s not the VPS. It’s Kloxo application that cause the file missing, especially when you run /script/cleanup or /script/upcp on a 64bit CentOs

      March 27, 2012 @ 3:53 pm
  81. Wow, you guys have me worried about my data… nevertheless, your claims would be more credible if you left links to your websites so people know that you are actually hosted with ChicagoVPS and not just claiming the service is bad without some kind of proof? I’m sure others would also find such information useful… just my 2 cents, you don’t have to take the suggestion

    March 27, 2012 @ 1:50 pm
  82. lj:

    i use same version all over on my nodes and never had a issue until here and now with a better comapny and faster response time and trust me it wasnt kloxo it was the hosts i ran my billing through there and html site thats all trust me stuff goes missing, they messed up backups then restore you all messed up when there touching the servers. support suxday or two to get tickets replied to for which make no sense and if anyone wants proof try for yourself enjoy

    March 31, 2012 @ 11:01 am
  83. R:

    I made an order to a VPS a couple hours ago and it still hasn’t been setup. How long do you guys normally take?

    March 31, 2012 @ 2:15 pm
    • William:

      Same here.

      April 1, 2012 @ 5:35 am
      • William:

        Got the VPS setup, I’m on the OpenVZ Enterprise plan on node 42. I think it’s a new node as there is not a Pingdom profile for it yet. I ping a little slower than I do from the Xen plan I have with them. Downloads to the server also seem slower…

        dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.25203 s, 172 MB/s
        dd bs=1M count=512 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 3.21923 s, 167 MB/s
        dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync
        512+0 records in
        512+0 records out
        33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 0.737753 s, 45.5 MB/s
        wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
        --2012-04-01 19:40:03--  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: â/dev/nullâ
        100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 7.71M/s   in 12s
        wget http://www.volumedrive.com/bigtest.tgz -O /dev/null
        --2012-04-01 19:40:23--  http://www.volumedrive.com/bigtest.tgz
        Resolving www.volumedrive.com...
        Connecting to www.volumedrive.com||:80... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 129674464 (124M) [application/x-tar]
        Saving to: â/dev/nullâ
        100%[======================================>] 129,674,464 1.69M/s   in 64s
        April 1, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
  84. zijo:

    Last week I ordered 2 VPS one was from ChicagoVPS 2048MB OpenVZ.

    I made a small private VPN and the other server was much slower.
    With Chicago VPS Open VPN when watching youtube could give me 5 mb/s the other VPS was 1-2mb.s.

    5mb/s is reasonable but i would like to get more, like 7-9.

    Wondering if I switch to xen server would it be any better.

    April 1, 2012 @ 5:29 am
  85. techguykevin:

    I ordered a VPS from them yesterday and it is still not up. I created a ticket a few hours after my order asking if my provisioning was done and the response was:

    It has not been. We are in Chicago now upgrading and provisioning new hardware

    You will be up tonight


    Chris Fabozzi
    CEO / Director of Operations

    But yet it is now morning and I have yet to be provisioned. I am now placing a cancellation ticket and informing PayPal as well.

    April 1, 2012 @ 2:26 pm
    • techguykevin:

      It was finally provisioned and I’m giving it some time to get up and running. I didn’t realize until this afternoon what these guys were actually dealing with.

      April 1, 2012 @ 9:05 pm
  86. bassam:

    hello there,

    I’ve just got 2024MB Openvz VPS from chicagovps ( Debian 6 32bit),but I’m neither able to SSH to the server nor ping it.

    I’ve submitted a support ticket, but still interesting what could be the reason?

    April 2, 2012 @ 8:06 am
  87. Bassam:

    I ordered 2048 openvz VPS from them, they set it up pretty quickly, and so far happy with their support

    April 2, 2012 @ 1:33 pm
  88. zijo:

    I tried 3 VPS’s this one is the best . It runs faster. I tried it as a VPN watching video in HD :-)

    Only problem I have after creating backup then restoring, the VPS can’t boot.
    After waiting 2 hr it boots only when installed new template. So there wasn’t much use of backup.

    I should ask them for help. But yes, it may take 1/2 to one day to respond.

    April 3, 2012 @ 12:14 pm
  89. zijo:

    @ Bassam: So waht was the reason?

    April 3, 2012 @ 2:02 pm
  90. Bassam:

    No idea to be honest, they simply got the issue sorted out for me.

    Getting a 24$ VPS @7$/monthly (70% discount) is definitely a good deal, so small flaws like wrong IP configurations or extra few hours for support can be forgiven easily (at least as per my requirements).

    April 3, 2012 @ 2:19 pm
  91. jb:

    chi node43 just now.. very nnaasss…

    root@one:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
    8192+0 records in
    8192+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 2.01721 s, 266 MB/s
    root@one:~# rm test
    root@one:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    –2012-04-05 22:43:36– 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 11.1M/s in 9.0s

    2012-04-05 22:43:45 (11.1 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    April 6, 2012 @ 3:46 am
  92. MrJ:

    While it seems to be a fairly stable host , I canceled due to extremely rude support.

    April 10, 2012 @ 5:43 am
    • What was so rude?



      April 23, 2012 @ 4:59 pm
      • ricky:

        I think Jeremiah is not rude :D

        April 24, 2012 @ 3:54 am
      • MrJ:

        Jeremiah is. You could pretty replace his support responses with a “GFY” and it would the same. Not to mention when he claimed something, he was even more mean after proving him wrong.

        I’m not exactly the most demanding customer ever but lacking any respect for a paying customer just drove me away. I don’t believe it represents everyone on Chicago VPS but seeing that he is part of the NWNC main team it would be a lost cause to fight this so I’ll just settle with a cancellation and a LEB comment.

        April 27, 2012 @ 10:20 pm
  93. Yumbaman:

    I was wondering if the Piaf 6.2 template was ever fixed?

    April 11, 2012 @ 1:40 pm
  94. Shubham:

    My tests on Node: Chicago VPS37

    root@bigbox [~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
    8192+0 records in
    8192+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 9.58473 seconds, 56.0 MB/s

    root@bigbox [~]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    –2012-04-13 20:40:08– 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 8.06M/s in 10s

    2012-04-13 20:40:18 (9.82 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    April 13, 2012 @ 4:41 pm
  95. I have a problem with one vps that I rent from chicago vps. And their support is very very very hard, and vps is down from 13. Of the many support tickets that I send, and only returned twice to the promise I see the problem being experienced. But in fact there is no action at all.

    April 15, 2012 @ 10:38 pm
  96. crazyone:

    I got one of these vps for a minecraft server i wanted to host for me and my friends. doing this lets me have a server with more people on it then any of the companies out there. right now i have had my vps running for about a week with out a problem. customer service is fast too. couldn’t find out if a minecraft server was allowed on their vpses because i have had to remove it before. but they got back to me within a few hrs answering my question and so i got it. tempted to pickup a second one for use as a testing stuff out with too..

    April 20, 2012 @ 5:14 am
    • Hello,

      Do you know how to connect to a Micecraft server?
      I have a Centos Minecraft server, but I don’t know how to connect to it from my Windows PC

      April 20, 2012 @ 5:49 am
  97. ricky:

    I guess my neighbour is busy toying with disk I/O

    [minecraft@vps4 ~]$ 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, 12.054 seconds, 89.1 MB/s
    [minecraft@vps4 ~]$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 16.1854 seconds, 2.1 MB/s

    April 23, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
    • rm:

      The proper way of testing shows an ok 89 MB/sec, and the wrong way of testing doesn’t show anything.

      April 23, 2012 @ 1:35 pm
      • ricky:

        I guess i will put up iop results afterwards :/

        April 24, 2012 @ 2:34 am
  98. locate:

    My VPS is very slow

    2 GB de RAM – Processes such as 256 MB of RAM

    April 23, 2012 @ 6:52 pm
  99. I got one VPS today from Chicago. I hope everything works fine.

    Is there anyone who used this VPS with JAVA and LIFERAY?

    Do I need to use a specific Linux Distribution?

    April 25, 2012 @ 12:15 am
  100. For use JAVA and Liferay they suggest to use 1Gb ram, at least. So, this has 2gb.

    And I can use CENTOS 5 like I wanted. IN this way, I can install KLOXO and LIFERAY without problems.

    Please take a look in my Ticket I opened in support.

    Thank you!

    April 25, 2012 @ 3:22 am
  101. Ivan:

    Careful about using Chicago VPS, they’re all to happy to block your account at moment’s notice on the receipt of a DMCA takedown. That you don’t host any infriging content is IRRELEVANT to them.

    Poor form Chicago VPS.

    May 7, 2012 @ 1:04 am
    • Ivan,

      Your an idiot, and it not true at all. We gave you 3 chances, and over and over again we kept getting the complaint. I dont know about you but I dont want to keep ignoring a complaint telling them that the client says “OH ITS NOT THERE!”.

      Thanks for your input.



      May 18, 2012 @ 10:04 pm
      • Joe Merit:

        And what if its not there?

        May 18, 2012 @ 10:40 pm
        • How can it not be there is there is complaints about it? It is up to the user to take care of the problem and after given 3 chances nothing changed. I am not going to keep getting emails about it.

          May 18, 2012 @ 10:46 pm
      • Joe Merit:

        Ever think that maybe your customer is right and not the dipshit sending in the complaints?

        May 18, 2012 @ 11:15 pm
        • Why would a reputable company send us multiple complaints? Its not like it was from joe schmo. If it was from a regular email, then yes I would not take it as seriously. That is not the case here.

          May 19, 2012 @ 5:34 am
  102. subbed

    May 18, 2012 @ 1:07 pm
  103. Jordan:

    I have to say that I haven’t been happy with my 2GB RAM OpenVZ plan with CVPS. I’m hosing a very simple Drupal website with caching turned on and it has horrific load times. I get high latency in a SSH connection, etc. etc. I will likely cancel soon and going with a Xen or KVM solution from another company.

    June 15, 2012 @ 2:25 am
  104. i have 1 server from buffalovps and 3 servers from chicagovps and i must say other than my buffalo server going down a few times in 6 months that i have had it i have no complaints about these guys. they give you what you pay for. a shared 4core with 2GB ram and 50GB hard drive space for $7.00 you really cant go wrong here

    July 14, 2012 @ 7:47 pm
  105. Mark:

    i have 3 servers from chicagovps each perform very well not to mention some fantastic uptime

    [root@server1 ~]# uptime
    16:19:20 up 68 days, 16:32, 1 user, load average: 0.25, 0.28, 0.19

    [root@server2 ~]# uptime
    16:19:43 up 71 days, 16:09, 1 user, load average: 1.70, 1.79, 1.21

    [root@server3 ~]# uptime
    03:21:14 up 6 days, 20:24, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    the last server is my development server but it hasn’t had a restart i didn’t do myself in quite a while
    i’ve been very pleased with chicagovps’s services and will probably be with them for some time until i finally graduate to a full dedicated server


    August 15, 2012 @ 11:23 pm
  106. JT:

    They had some type of server attack and lost a lot of nodes. They were down for about a day and when they came back up they were unable to restore any type of backup. My backups were stored locally. Can’t complain I should have known better. But still, no backups from their side, really??

    November 3, 2012 @ 2:41 am

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