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ChicagoVPS So we have a “holiday offer,” where we would typically open with “Chris from ChicagoVPS” we are pretty confident that it’s “Kevin from ChicagoVPS” with this being their first SSD based VPS offer on LowEndBox. It’s simply to coincidental that it comes just weeks after Kevin left FTN and started working at ChicagoVPS that we are now seeing SSD based offers from them. In addition to the doubling of Disk Space and IPv4 addresses on their Enterprise Holdiay Promo and Professional plans there’s also a $12/Year 256MB OpenVZ included.

Overall this would be the most variety we have seen across ChicagoVPS’s offers in a long time, surely Chris must feel like he’s #winning again after the early November drama.

Enterprise Holiday Promo

  • 2048MB Ram
  • 100GB Diskspace
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 2xIPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • $7/Month or $19/Quarter
  • Signup: Chicago
  • Signup: Buffalo
  • Signup: Los Angeles
Enterprise SSD VPS

  • 2048MB Ram
  • 10GB SSD DiskSpace
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • Price: $7/Month
  • Signup: Chicago Only
Basic Yearly VPS

  • 256MB Ram
  • 10GB Diskspace
  • 100GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1xIPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • $12/Year
  • Signup: Chicago
  • Signup: Buffalo
  • Signup: Los Angeles

ChicagVPS is also offering $10/Month cPanel licenses as an addon option for any “Professional and Enterprise” plans. Over the past month they have also implemented weekly offsite backups for their services, and in addition to this you can create your own VPS backup inside SolusVM. Finally there’s a free 25 slot Mohawk and free VPS monitoring with any offer.


Network Information:

Chicago, IL
Test IP: with ColoCrossing

Buffalo, NY
Test IP: with ColoCrossing

Los Angeles, CA
Test IP:


  1. BronzeByte:

    Nice overcommited bandwidth you have their…

    December 26, 2012 @ 2:57 pm
    • We have high bandwidth commitments from our upstream providers and have a lot of premium bandwidth available :)

      Thanks for your comment.

      December 26, 2012 @ 5:39 pm
  2. ettal:

    ssl cert for billing is expired

    December 26, 2012 @ 3:04 pm
  3. Nice offer

    December 26, 2012 @ 3:37 pm
  4. good offer.

    December 26, 2012 @ 3:59 pm
  5. Nice offer, sorry that im already saturated with plenty of idle VMs

    December 26, 2012 @ 4:18 pm
    • Hehe.. Same with me :D
      I don’t know what should I do with my idle vm’s

      December 26, 2012 @ 4:23 pm
      • john:

        You can donate them to my school kids in L.A…:)

        December 26, 2012 @ 4:38 pm
      • Radoslavinfo Petrov:

        Give them to me?

        December 27, 2012 @ 9:31 am
      • Kasi ke saya aja bos.

        Ordered this one overall its good but sometimes lilbit laggy but its ok

        January 6, 2013 @ 3:36 am
  6. Congrats! Pushing the envelope to a new level!

    December 26, 2012 @ 5:05 pm
  7. Tux:

    I’ve read LEB for quite a while now (back when LowEndAdmin ran the show) and this is my first low-end VPS. I picked the Basic Yearly VPS.

    It’s a bit laggy. I’ve had worse, however. But so far, it’s working well for me.

    I do agree that their SSL certificate was expired, and downloading from http://ftp.debian.org is really slow (but that’s due to the fact that it is in the Netherlands), which gives me an idea of how foreign users will see things. Changing to http://ftp.ca.debian.org, it’s a lot faster.

    This would be best if it was about $8/year. At least they use SolusVM.

    December 26, 2012 @ 5:36 pm
    • Tux,

      Unfortunately downloading from a remote server is not a true test of the network, as it could be the remote server (Debian’s NL servers) which are busy or saturated, etc that may be causing the slowness.

      Generally, our servers provide excellent speed and performance to and from any area/country, however there is a reason why we offer 3 locations with our VPS offers (Buffalo, Chicago, or Los Angeles).

      Select Chicago if your main audience is the US – this will provide decent latency and speed to all of USA. Select Buffalo if your main audience is east coast USA and/or Europe, we have added Telia in our bandwidth mix to provide excellent latency to/from Europe. Select Los Angeles if your main audience is Oceania or Asia – provides very good latency/speed to that area as well as west coast US.

      Hope this helps, if you are currently experiencing any issues with your VPS please open a support ticket and a member of our technical support staff would be happy to help =)



      December 26, 2012 @ 6:22 pm
  8. DalComp:

    “This Connection is Untrusted
    You have asked Firefox to connect securely to billing.chicagovps.net, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure.”

    December 26, 2012 @ 6:13 pm
  9. curtisg:

    been a customer for over a month on the yearly vps plans a while back.
    Speed (Network/IO): 9.5/10
    Ticket Responses: 8/10
    Hardware Quality: 8/10

    You get exactly what you buy. Nothing less.

    December 26, 2012 @ 6:22 pm
    • Thanks Curtis, I hope you had a fantastic Christmas! I’m glad to hear that you are satisfied with our services, however I would like to ensure that you feel that you are getting MORE than what you pay for as our continuous goal is to provide unmatched quality with our services at affordable prices. Please get in touch with your suggestions by emailing us at support@chicagovps.net – we welcome any suggestions you may have and always have an open ear. =)


      December 26, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
      • curtisg:

        The black friday deal, the hard drive isn’t SSD right? If not I might open a ticket about getting SSD.

        December 26, 2012 @ 7:12 pm
        • Nope it wasn’t SSD. We just recently launched these SSD VPS plans to the public and this is our first promotion on them.

          December 26, 2012 @ 9:47 pm
  10. Any chances of seeing a XEN offer?

    December 26, 2012 @ 6:38 pm
  11. JohnJohn:

    Can the thanksgiving 128 deal be upgraded to the 256 since it’s the same price?

    December 26, 2012 @ 7:24 pm
    • JohnJohn:

      @Chris Fabozzi

      December 27, 2012 @ 4:57 am
    • This is a limited time promotion available for new orders only.

      December 27, 2012 @ 5:17 am
  12. Liam:

    Wow, I had absolutely no idea about the “November drama” before reading this post! Being their ex. customer and knowing how they treat people (including customers) in general: Chris and Jeremiah truly got what was coming to them for a long time. I didn’t know they hit someone’s nerve worse than mine, I just simply moved to better host.

    But since I’m so nice: The first promo isn’t bad. Some more bandwidth would be nice, even if just 1TB. Even though 2GB of RAM compensates it nicely. The VPS uptimes are fair enough.

    December 26, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
    • ClownJugglar:

      This. I had to take the issue to my bank to get a chargeback filed just to get my money back. At least it worked.

      January 3, 2013 @ 12:01 am
  13. Sam:

    I’ve spent the past few weeks looking for a new VPS provider. In fact, I’m looking for multiple providers just so that i dont put all my eggs into one basket. I keep coming back to chicagovps but then I see the posts from Chris who seems to be rude and ruthless when it comes to taking jabs at other people.

    It’s sad because I would really consider them since they offer services in Chicago (what I really want), but I’m not giving them a single penny for the reasons I’ve listed above.

    December 26, 2012 @ 9:01 pm
  14. Ryan:

    Can you offer Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86 template? Or, better yet, Debian 7 Beta?

    December 26, 2012 @ 11:49 pm
    • Hi Ryan,

      We offer Ubuntu 12.04 on all SSD VPS plans, and all Buffalo & Los Angeles locations.

      Chicago SATA based VPS’s will support 12.04 by Q1 of 2013 after we finish upgrading the nodes to RHEL6 which support it.

      NOTE: It may not offer 12.04 in the order form, just order with any OS, and after your order you will be able to reinstall to 12.04 via our VPS control panel (SolusVM).



      December 27, 2012 @ 1:01 am
      • Ryan:

        Yeah, I’ve noticed it’s missing from order form and assumed you don’t offer it. Thanks for clarification!

        December 27, 2012 @ 1:50 am
    • Joel Haasnoot:

      Yeah, this is the only downside currently, I’m stuck on Ubuntu 11.10 and would rather upgrade but the OpenVZ templates are all quite old.

      December 27, 2012 @ 7:07 pm
      • As mentioned above the only location that doesn’t support 12.04 right now is Chicago (SATA VPS), its unfortunately not as easy as pressing a button to “upgrade” 60+ nodes from RHEL5 kernels to RHEL6. It’s a manual process and requires us to migrate every single container to new nodes. We are doing our best.

        Again let me restate that Buffalo and Los Angeles locations are RHEL6/2.6.32 kernels and fully support 12.04.

        Thank you for your patience.

        December 28, 2012 @ 7:02 am
  15. sky:

    what kind server type use, this dedicated core or share and limit port speed/client ?

    December 27, 2012 @ 12:32 am
    • We use a mix of Intel Ivybridge (v2) E3-1240 / E3-1270 processors within our VPS nodes.


      December 27, 2012 @ 1:03 am
  16. covis:

    the offer price is only for 1 month? when the month expires what you will get charged?

    December 27, 2012 @ 1:20 am
    • Covis,

      This is *not* a first month type of deal, its recurring. The price is guaranteed to be locked in for the life of your VPS account, as long as you don’t cancel the service, the recurring price will not change or increase. :)



      December 27, 2012 @ 7:44 am
  17. Ricky:

    I am new here, is ChicagoVPS reliable? thanks all

    December 27, 2012 @ 3:32 am
    • JohnJohn:

      I’ve had this vps for over a month, it’s just sits there idle.

      $ uptime
      22:09:29 up 8 days, 4:58, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

      I didn’t even know the vps went down…

      December 27, 2012 @ 7:12 pm
    • ClownJugglar:

      Be sure to pay with PayPal if you want to try them out. They don’t offer refunds no matter how bad the service is. Lucky for me, I have a bank who thinks otherwise.

      January 3, 2013 @ 12:04 am
  18. nutjob:

    What happens when you exceed your monthly bandwidth? I couldn’t find that in the TOS.

    December 27, 2012 @ 4:37 am
    • SolusVM would auto suspended you, I believe they are also running that.

      December 27, 2012 @ 4:45 am
    • Hi,

      Your VPS will simply be suspended automatically to prevent overage fees, you will also be sent a notification when you are approaching near your bandwidth quota for the month.

      We also sell additional bandwidth which may be purchased at anytime should you ever need it.



      December 27, 2012 @ 4:53 am
  19. great:

    what is the different between SSD and not SSD?

    December 27, 2012 @ 4:44 am
    • Great question, SSD VPS are perfect for those who are looking to host disk intensive applications such as large MySQL databases, this provides very high IOPS and Disk Performance as the VPS’s will be hosted on SSD’s in RAID-10.

      December 27, 2012 @ 7:48 am
  20. Tom:

    Lost all of my data in the November crash. I had two VPS’s — That hurt. I think they did well keeping customers updated via email, however.

    December 27, 2012 @ 4:55 am
    • Hi Tom,

      I completely understand where you are coming from and how you feel, unfortunately there is nothing we can do to undo the past, it is what it is, we have to move on and be positive as we definitely won’t get anywhere in life if we continue to dread about the past.

      We have acknowledged our mistakes and we have turned the unfortunate incident into something positive that will benefit all existing/future customers – as you can see we now offer FREE backups to our customers and take weekly offsite backups of our VPS nodes as a precaution, all at no added cost to our customers.

      We understand that actions speak louder than words, and we look forward to restoring your trust and faith in ChicagoVPS throughout the coming weeks/months. If there is anything we can do for you, I am more than happy to personally work with you either via email, ticket, or phone.



      December 27, 2012 @ 8:06 am
    • I also lost all my data in this crash but I learned from my mistakes and implemented many backup proceedures. Prior to the crash I had everything backed up local with a bash script, since then I’ve added backups to dropbox weekly, all post mirrored to tumblr and a PowerShell script on my local machine that basically rsync’s with my servers. If you want more details you can find a post about them here. http://mattblogsit.com/windows/backup-linux-using-powershell

      December 29, 2012 @ 3:37 am
  21. Roph:

    Shame that SRCDS crashes/stops, perhaps it’s terminated due to oversold ram? I’m not sure.


    As it can’t/won’t run SRCDS properly, my chicagoVPS is mostly just idle :(

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:31 am
    • Hello,

      Please make a ticket and I can see what is wrong with your VPS. We have a lot of clients running SRCDS servers.

      December 27, 2012 @ 5:36 am
      • Roph:

        Hmm, I went ahead and made one, included all the relevant info I could think of.

        December 27, 2012 @ 10:12 pm
  22. Barrett:

    I love Chicago VPS. I’ve been with them for a year now and never had a problem. They had one DDOS on some of their servers this year, but I was not affected. The only reason I knew about it was because of the great customer communication. They sent out almost daily updates of the recovery process.

    I have also opened a couple of tickets with them. They were always answered within 4 hours. Heck, I even managed to get them to honor this current deal because I had basically the same package but only 50GB HDD. They upped me for free to 100 to match this deal. Great company and Chris seems to be on top of things. Never had any issues with him and he seems to be the main guy that handles support tickets. I will likely go to them in the future and will definitely recommend them to colleagues. Thanks CVPS!

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:35 am
    • Thanks Barrett! We are not perfect, but our entire team is united and committed, nothing will stop us from doing what we love :D

      Have a good one!


      December 27, 2012 @ 8:25 am
  23. DalComp:

    OK, for the lately positive reviews, the November drama, and Kevin’s joining in, I decided to take an Enterprise Holiday Promo in Chicago.

    Setup was nicely instant after sign up.
    Benchmarking results seem nice, in fact is better than several of my LEBs with similar specs.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/2gb.dat bs=8k count=256k conv=fdatasync
    262144+0 records in
    262144+0 records out
    2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 11.2326 seconds, 191 MB/s
    ./ioping -c 10 .
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=1 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=2 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=3 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=4 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=5 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=6 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=7 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=8 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=9 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/8853): request=10 time=0.1 ms
    --- . (simfs /vz/private/8853) ioping statistics ---
    10 requests completed in 9002.1 ms, 7955 iops, 31.1 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.1/0.1/0.0 ms
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   72855564.1   6243.0
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      12360.6   2247.4
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0      26187.8   6090.2
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1143470.0   2887.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     312186.3   1886.3
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3391198.9   5846.9
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    7610621.2   6117.9
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    1290392.9   3226.0
    Process Creation                                126.0      56445.1   4479.8
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      26129.9   6162.7
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3584.7   5974.5
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    7408084.7   4938.7
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        4332.6
    December 27, 2012 @ 7:48 am
    • Hi DalComp, thanks for sharing the benchmarks, they definitely look awesome ;-)

      Welcome aboard, and enjoy the VPS.

      December 27, 2012 @ 8:20 am
    • DalComp:

      Oh, in SolusVM bandwidth is 1.95 TB and not the whole 2TB.
      I don’t really mind actually, just FYI.

      December 27, 2012 @ 8:23 am
      • Understood, feel free to open a ticket and we’ll get that corrected pronto.

        Sounds like what happened here is the tech who setup the packages put in 2000GB bandwidth (2TB is actually 2048GB) – not a big deal, I’ll be sure the plans get updated in SolusVM to reflect a full and complete 2TB bandwidth :p


        December 27, 2012 @ 8:33 am
        • I actually did that, just wanting to test the response time.
          And it took about 6 hours to fix.
          Not bad for a medium priority. :)

          December 27, 2012 @ 3:11 pm
      • I actually did that, just wanting to test the response time.
        And it took about 6 hours to fix.

        Not bad for a medium priority. :)

        December 27, 2012 @ 3:09 pm
    • thanks for sharing

      December 27, 2012 @ 8:55 am
  24. Radoslavinfo Petrov:

    Can I get upgraded to Enterprise Holiday Promo and still pay 5 usd? <3<3<3

    December 27, 2012 @ 9:33 am
  25. Radoslavinfo Petrov:

    Can I get upgrade to Enterprise Holiday Promo and still pay 5 usd for current plan I have? Sorry if I had already posted it.

    December 27, 2012 @ 9:37 am
  26. sky:

    can we request after buy place my vps at node use E3-1270

    December 27, 2012 @ 10:37 am
    • I don’t see how this is a big deal, since E3-1240v2 and E3-1270v2’s are very similar in terms of performance, however after you order if you happen to be provisioned on an E3-1240v2 node and wish to be setup on a 1270, just open a ticket.


      December 27, 2012 @ 6:44 pm
  27. Raghavendra:

    Hi Kevin,

    Is there any chance to get ssd cached plans with larger storage space instead of ssd plans? I use one of them with another provider and experienced very good io performance.

    December 27, 2012 @ 11:17 am
  28. If purchase two Basic Yearly VPS from same location, can request it to be deployed to two different node? Thank you.

    December 27, 2012 @ 12:41 pm
  29. curtisg:

    possible to upgrade a la vps 2gb yearly to a ssd still yearly though?

    December 27, 2012 @ 3:04 pm
    • Hi Curtis,

      Please email sales@chicagovps.net or open a ticket to sales and we’ll be happy to work with you on this.



      December 27, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
      • JohnJohn:

        From a few post above

        “This is a limited time promotion available for new orders only.”

        December 28, 2012 @ 12:42 am
  30. amhoab:

    The yearly deal looks great, but the bandwidth allotment is pretty light. If it were 250GB+ I would hop on it. 500GB sounds perfect :) .

    December 27, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
  31. Enmanuel:

    Possible to get openvpn service in any of vps promotions?

    December 27, 2012 @ 9:35 pm
    • Timo:

      Openvpn works fine for me. You can enable tun device via SolusVM.

      December 27, 2012 @ 11:30 pm
    • Hi Enmanuel,

      Yes, we have plenty of clients running OpenVPN on our VPS. If you have any further questions, please let us know!



      December 28, 2012 @ 5:00 am
  32. Ketam:

    Recurring or first month only?

    December 28, 2012 @ 12:47 am
  33. Jarland:

    Great offer guys! When everyone is asking “How do they do it” and you aren’t in the dead pool, you’re obviously doing something right.

    December 28, 2012 @ 3:31 am
    • Someone:

      Overselling is cool. Everyone does it ;).

      December 28, 2012 @ 4:45 am
  34. pcjamesy:

    I will say i have put a minecraft server on their 2048 vps’s before. Everything went great even under the high load minecraft can cause on a server. So far ChicagoVPS has been a great and reliable host.

    December 28, 2012 @ 4:26 am
    • pcjamesy:

      Enterprise Holiday Promo

      CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
      Number of cores : 4
      CPU frequency :  3401.000 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
      Total amount of swap : 0 MB
      System uptime :   19 min,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 9.58MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 10.5MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 10.4MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 436KB/s
      Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 3.09MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 5.09MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 2.76MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 7.34MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 3.09MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 10.9MB/s
      I/O speed :  158 MB/s
      December 28, 2012 @ 4:43 am
    • Thanks! We appreciate the opportunity.

      December 28, 2012 @ 5:04 am
  35. Someone:

    Being ssd, why most of the dd tests are under 250mb/s?

    December 28, 2012 @ 4:48 am
    • Enterprise Holiday Promo is not SSD, if you’re referring to my test.

      December 28, 2012 @ 10:58 am
      • Someone:

        Sorry. My bad.

        December 28, 2012 @ 4:10 pm
  36. Mark:

    I wish you did offers as good as these with your Xen plans. Great offer though, ChicagoVPS are amazing. :)

    December 28, 2012 @ 10:08 am
  37. Gustav:

    Currently I own a 2gb vps on Letbox – But they gave me a “Abuse Alert” because it used average 117% cpu. Is this something you will terminate if I choose to get a vps here? My server uses lots of cpu.

    December 28, 2012 @ 11:44 am
    • john:

      Wish they terminate you from Letbox and chicagovps will terminate your kind.

      December 28, 2012 @ 2:39 pm
      • We don’t terminate any and we really not like to do, we just give him a warning to fix this :)

        December 28, 2012 @ 3:31 pm
        • Gustav:

          They have really high cpu usage limit and great performance, so if you want to run a minecraft server this is the place to go to! Thank you, chicagovps!

          December 29, 2012 @ 7:53 am
  38. Ben:

    I’m kicking myself for missing out on the holiday promo. I have had an openvz before with them and currently have a xen. The only way I could be happier is if I could get in on an offer similar to the holiday one.

    They have excellent service despite all of the troll hate that sometimes happens in these comments. I actually commend Jeremiah and the others for sticking up for their products and service.

    December 28, 2012 @ 5:44 pm
    • Thanks Ben. The offers outlined in this listing are still available! =)

      December 29, 2012 @ 9:25 pm
  39. KM:

    Got this new SSD one, has 12.04 LTS in the templates on SolusVM, haven’t tried it out though.
    Here are the benchies for the:

    -SSD 2GB Chicago: http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2012/12/28/fXCm0nxd1i8PWoHD

    -Regular 2GB Chicago: http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2012/12/28/zHEKNL3lrNBA7p5B

    -Regular 2GB Buffalo: http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2012/12/28/mWZiDhR39Lp8iGO4

    Really happy with overall experience with CVPS, never had any issues.

    December 29, 2012 @ 6:01 am
  40. John:

    Are the following allowed? (For personal use)

    1- VNC Server
    2- Squid Server
    3- VPN Server

    December 29, 2012 @ 12:16 pm
  41. Carnel:

    I would normally go for an offer like this but since the recent posts by Chris on LET, I think I might pass ;)

    December 29, 2012 @ 3:08 pm
  42. So I signed up with Chicago VPS on their enterprise holiday promo and I have to say, I love their services.

    I have been a previous client of their Buffalo VPS services a while back, and sadly couldn’t afford to keep my VPS going with them.

    I am now in a much better place financially, and really love both their service and support. I’ve read some negative and positive here, but my experience with this company has always been positive. They do all they can to help you, and that’s all I could ask from them.

    I recently moved my blog from a cPanel host to its own server and I am quite happy so far with the performance and responsiveness of the server and the staff at Chicago VPS.

    December 29, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
  43. R Alkhaili:

    Chris, does your $12/year plan come with burst RAM?

    December 31, 2012 @ 8:46 am
  44. It seems like a great deal. I signed up and paid quarterly and I’m satisfied. Installed zPanel which is a great control panel. I had no problems installing. My server is downloading some files remotely at an average Speed: 2941.98 KB/s
    Server uptime: 0 days, 9 hours, 15 minutes (100%) :D

    December 31, 2012 @ 11:53 am
  45. Zarj:

    Some serious lag right now on the Chicago node. Getting about 200 kb/s download from the server – and no, this is not my connection. Was very happy with the server up to this point, but this makes me uneasy.

    January 2, 2013 @ 4:17 am
    • ClownJugglar:

      Basically CVPS likes to sign up tons of people ‘yearly’ then you’re pretty much screwed should you have any issue down the road. Rude service rep(s) and one of the worst refund policies I’ve ever seen.

      There are other 2GB VPS providers out there, research before pulling the trigger.

      March 11, 2013 @ 4:38 pm
  46. Dale Carston:

    Ask about their New Year’s Eve crash! Lost data, forced move to new ip addresses, 2 days downtime…just like September and November…just more of the same. You’d think they would improve.

    Of course everything is rosy when it is running but I am getting the sense that it falls apart badly when things go wrong and you really need customer service. That’s when it becomes abusive.

    January 2, 2013 @ 10:10 am
    • ClownJugglar:

      And good luck getting a refund. If you paid by PayPal you might be able to dispute. If you paid by CC they charge $25 to click refund… or you can take 10mins a file a CC dispute and sort things out that way.

      January 3, 2013 @ 12:10 am
    • Well when you have close to 150 nodes things are bound to happen. I cannot foresee a hard drive failure

      January 3, 2013 @ 2:53 am
      • loadingjkr:

        Chris’m old user pay $ 7 I can be part of the deal?

        January 3, 2013 @ 4:08 am
  47. loadingjkr:

    chris former users want more GB for the same price!

    January 3, 2013 @ 4:03 am
  48. Hi,
    It’s good to see Kevin here. Are private torrents downloading allowed on your vps’s ??


    January 4, 2013 @ 5:51 pm
  49. Abhinaba:

    I was blacklisted just after I signed up for their VPS Plan (Even without accessing their server once and login to their solus vm panel). Strange!!

    January 5, 2013 @ 12:57 pm
    • Abhinaba:

      My issue was resolved. Though they should provide better instruction to setup account.

      January 6, 2013 @ 10:00 am
  50. changhefirst:

    Is it possible to add more ip address? What is the price?

    January 12, 2013 @ 12:31 pm
  51. Heather:

    I have had a bad experience with ChicagoVPS. First the tech support associates that I have worked with tend to be condescending and rude. We were having ongoing speed and email issues as well as times when our server would be down for hours, I was going back and forth with tech support and they kept saying it was my fault. But, if I logged into my VPS control panel it showed the server as offline and nothing I could do would bring it back. Then a couple hours later, it would be back up.

    Because of these issues I moved to a new VPS host and closed my account with ChicagoVPS. I did not realize that in canceling my account I also needed to cancel the recurring payment with PayPal. Because of this they were still sent the $26 payment which shows as a credit on my ChicagoVPS account. When I realized my error I opened a ticket asking them to refund the $26. It took a couple days for a response, which was that they were sending the ticket to the billing department. Then that was it. I logged back in asking for updates with no response. I then went ahead and opened a PayPal dispute. Eventually I did receive a response from the billing department saying that the refund had been issued. So 3 days later, I call PayPal and ask them what is happening and according to them no refund was issued by ChicagoVPS. So, I went back to the ticket and let them know what PayPal said. Their response was that since I opened a dispute that the refund would be handled through there. They just need to go into the payment, click refund and it cancels the dispute. They are still refusing to do anything.

    Beware of these people. Your server will have horrid speeds, lots of downtime and the customer service, support and billing reps are rude.

    January 14, 2013 @ 1:12 pm
    • I think New Staff Kevin is not so rude. And to avoid this type of error, I always make one-time payment. :D

      January 15, 2013 @ 12:52 pm
    • ClownJugglar:

      Yeah, it’s almost impossible to get a refund from these people. If you pay by credit card directly you are subject to a laughable $25 refund fee too. I’ve since moved to miniVPS in the UK who offer near the same service is a awesome admin and awesome refund policy.

      Buying a VPS with ChicagoVPS is a huge risk and if you aren’t satisfied be prepared to fight. Took me almost a month with my bank but I was able to get my money back. Sadly I think the bank just wrote it off instead of a proper VISA chargeback.

      March 11, 2013 @ 4:34 pm
  52. Al-Mahmud Ali:

    Got email with offer similar to this via email, and upon registration noticed the box is crap. I tried running couchbase for testing purpose but it won’t even run, and support has been rude from day one, never admited for a sec somethign is wrong int there end.

    Stupid me, I paid for the year now I am stuck with a box which doesn’t do what ad 128MB VPS can do in BlueVM or Virpus.

    Stay far, far away…

    Oh did I mention my previous VM lost all its data… and I though they got better, boy was I wrong,

    In summary: Support really really bad,
    VMs aren’t any better

    January 18, 2013 @ 3:32 pm
    • Al-Mahmud Ali:

      look at this response from support… total arrogance…

      “Feel free to escalate things to Paypal, their policies do not cover intangible items for reasons like this which means we end up winning the case (and have never lost one)”

      January 18, 2013 @ 3:36 pm
    • Al,

      You are leaving a lot of context out here. I believe I have located your ticket by searching your name in our database, and to be fair you never treated our staff with much respect, and despite your harassment/threats we continue to assist you on a third party related problem although we are not obligated to by any means.

      To make this story clear, the customer (Al) attempted to install a software called couchbase on his VPS, encountered a couple 3rd party configuration problems with the software, and essentially said our VPS was causing this and demanded a refund. Keep in mind, he had FULL root access to his VPS to remedy any sort of configuration problems on his end, yet continues to insist this is somehow an issue with our VPS service?

      I feel that our support team has been very helpful in working personally with you to troubleshoot a third party issue with the software you are attempting to install on your VPS (couchbase), other unmanaged VPS companies would simply say “Sorry, we’re unmanaged. 3rd party assistance is not included. The only help you get is on reboots, closing this ticket.”

      We have not done that, this is because we understand not everyone is an admin, and even experienced admins out run into problems with Linux sometimes and needs a few pointers here and there. We get it, none of us are perfect. With that being said, as a courtesy, we remained fully committed to assisting you despite the amount of pressure you put us under with your threats, and I see that one of our tech support reps even installed MySQL on your server for you at no cost, and provided some excellent advise to help you get couchbase installed on your VPS.

      We have definitely gone beyond the call of duty for being a self managed VPS provider, it is truly our goal to go above and beyond, all we ask for in return is a little respect. Respect is a two way street :p

      Moving forward, we’re still happy to work directly with you to resolve any outstanding problems you may be witnessing with your service, whether it is related to us or a 3rd party software issue, we do our best to help out wherever we can :)



      January 19, 2013 @ 8:14 am
      • It is why I like Kevin much. He always runs after logic. I appreciate you, man. Don’t be upset. Forget them who don’t have any respect towards others. Cheers (Y) :)

        January 19, 2013 @ 12:59 pm
  53. ricky:

    Hi Kevin, please take a look at the ticket #YTN-982158

    January 26, 2013 @ 5:02 pm
    • Hi Ricky,

      Looks to be already was resolved very quickly by a member of our technical team.

      Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further assistance.



      January 27, 2013 @ 6:19 am
      • ricky:

        Yes. It is solved quite swiftly, Thanks!

        January 27, 2013 @ 1:57 pm
  54. Travis:

    Just wanted to leave a comment and say these guys are amazing! Had a $7 box for a month (with 100% uptime) and then upgraded to a $30/year box, unbelievable price with an incredible service! Running a Minecraft server on my VPS and it runs perfectly! :) May get a couple more in the future, if the need arises.

    ChicagoVPS is setting the bar high! :)

    Thank you!

    January 29, 2013 @ 8:56 am
  55. Interesting site this is (LowerEndBox.com). Wish we knew about this place earlier.

    After our completely dissatisfaction with our past web hosting service provider (Hawk Host), we have decided to give ChicagoVPS a thorough investigation after they were referred to us by a few individuals.

    THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. This is a preemptive outline of our review process (letter of intention)

    Our qualifications and expectations through our testing will be:

    Pre sales department makes good on all communication (quotes, promises, advertisement)

    Customer Service is friendly, responsive in a timely manner, respectful, and also makes good on all communication

    Provider’s services remain stable, secure, and managed (where applies).

    Our review is typically written up on multiple sites (we’ll now include this one) and at minimum we review a host for no less than 1 year (not foreseeing any unforeseen circumstances of course).

    February 2, 2013 @ 4:06 am
  56. If I try to run UnixBench once on my VPS to benchmark it so I can get an idea of what kind of speeds/score I can expect to get from it, compared to another VPS I have, will you guys shut it down like URPad.net shut mine down due to “Your VPS has been stopped for consuming high resource’s & high load due to some processes.” Or do you guys allow a one time benchmark test?

    March 8, 2013 @ 7:01 pm
    • Pcjamesy:

      Never had an issues running benchmarks or Minecraft server (uses a lot of CPU) and never been shut down or warned for high use

      March 11, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

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