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[CHRISTMAS] BlueVM – 3 annual deals in 6 locations across the USA

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: December 25, 2013 @ 6:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

bluevmJustin from BlueVM has sent in three exclusive Christmas offers LowEndBox readers. These offers are available in six locations across the United States!

BLUE2

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • CPU: 2.0Ghz+
  • 25GB Disk space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/Feathur
  • Code: 512for15
  • $15/Year
  • Order here
BLUE3

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 3 CPU Cores
  • CPU: 2.0Ghz+
  • 50GB Disk space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/Feathur
  • Code: 1024for25
  • $25/Year
  • Order here
BLUE4

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • CPU: 2.0Ghz+
  • 100GB Disk space
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/Feathur
  • Code: 2048for45
  • $45/Year
  • Order here

BlueVM is well-known around here. Not only do they offer a load of locations, always have great offers, and enjoy a lot of popularity: they even have their own panel. Feathur, the name of the panel, is free for personal use and the source is available on GitHub. For more information about BlueVM, check their last offer.

Network Tests

Buffalo, New York => Test IP: s1.ny.bluevm.com, http://s1.ny.bluevm.com/100mb.test
Los Angeles, California => Test IP: s1.ca.bluevm.com, http://s1.ca.bluevm.com/100mb.test
Atlanta, Georgia => Test IP: s1.atl.bluevm.com, http://s1.zu.bluevm.com/100mb.test
Dallas, Texas => Test IP: s1.tx.bluevm.com, http://s1.tx.bluevm.com/100mb.test
Chicago, Illinois => Test IP: s1.il.bluevm.com, http://s1.il.bluevm.com/100mb.test
Piscataway, New Jersey => Test IP: s1.nj.bluevm.com,  http://s1.nj.bluevm.com/100mb.test

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

68 Comments

  1. keep servers stable,guys !

    December 25, 2013 @ 6:29 am | Reply
    • Mike:

      I’ve been their customer for a couple of months with a VPS in Atlanta and one in Zurich.
      What if you find out you have under 1MB/s speeds from everywhere in the world except CacheFly? Their response? “There’s nothing wrong” and “We do not offer refunds”.
      That’s my case with Zurich VPS, and its advertised Gbit connection.

      The moral is: you take it, you keep it. You are advised.

      December 25, 2013 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
      • Rallias:

        I find that people tend not to tell the whole story in cases like this. Do you have a ticket number?

        I just did a test. It is as follows:

        System uptime : 28 days, 17:46,
        Download speed from CacheFly: 62.5MB/s
        Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 7.48MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 4.21MB/s
        Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 3.75MB/s
        Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 56.7MB/s
        Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 35.1MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.62MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 7.99MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 11.7MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 8.66MB/s
        I/O speed : 85.7 MB/s

        Mind you, anything outside of europe will be slower than our American locations.

        December 25, 2013 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
        • Mike:

          Ticket #485228

          Download speed from CacheFly: 29.1MB/s
          Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 2.42MB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 145KB/s
          Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 360KB/s
          Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 658KB/s
          Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 810KB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 86.3KB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 385KB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 127KB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 145KB/s

          December 25, 2013 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
        • Mike:

          Oh and their first response was:
          “The tests are all pulling from locations ~3,000 miles from your VPS except for cachefly”
          NB: Zurich-Rotterdam is less than 370miles

          If you really need it, I can send you the whole ticket, since you need “the whole story”.
          Regards

          December 25, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
          • We can move you to another location if you’d like… the ZU network doesn’t meet everyone’s needs. It is 1 Gbps and Cachefly proves that the link does get speeds in excess of 300 Mbps easily. The peering there isn’t the greatest in the world and if you don’t like it we’ll gladly move you to somewhere stateside.

            December 25, 2013 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
          • Mike:

            At the moment I’m just happy we are starting to have a dialogue. I’m sorry it happened because I wrote about my problem here, but I’m glad I did, and I hope we will work it out.
            I will answer in the ticket itself, and I take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Christmas.

            December 25, 2013 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
        • Jason:

          OpenVZ Zurich node 2 network speeds are a bit better but IO speed crappy as always.

          CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5570 @ 2.93GHz
          Number of cores : 2
          CPU frequency : 2933.548 MHz
          Total amount of ram : 512 MB
          Total amount of swap : 512 MB
          System uptime : 16 days, 2:42,
          Download speed from CacheFly: 51.0MB/s
          Download speed from Linode, Atlanta, GA: 616KB/s
          Download speed from Linode, Newark, NJ: 2.24MB/s
          Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 1.87MB/s
          Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 1.19MB/s
          Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 4.67MB/s
          Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 3.31MB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 1.61MB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 2.25MB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 1.73MB/s
          Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 5.80MB/s
          I/O speed : 12.5 MB/s

          December 25, 2013 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
      • i like bluevm very much,just a little worry about the uptime or others,the price is so crazy , too many guys abuse the servers !

        December 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  2. Peroni:

    Also got these offers in my email today…

    You can save an extra $2.99 by ordering through the email links ;)

    BLUE0.5:
    128 MB of RAM
    128 MB of vSWAP
    5 GB of Disk
    100 GB of Bandwidth
    1.0 Ghz+ CPU Core
    1 IPv4 Address
    Terms: Limited Support (See: Section 11)
    $7.50/Year – no promotional code needed
    https://www.bluevm.com/cart.php?gid=49

    BLUE2:
    512 MB of Guaranteed RAM
    512 MB of Swap
    2 CPU @ 2.0+ Ghz
    1 IPv4 Address
    25 GB of Disk
    1 TB of Bandwidth
    NEW Feathur Control Panel! (OpenVZ)
    $15/Year w/ Promotional Code 512for15
    https://bluevm.com/cart.php?gid=36&promocode=512for15

    BLUE3:
    1024 MB of Guaranteed RAM
    1024 MB of Swap
    3 CPU @ 2.0+ Ghz
    1 IPv4 Address
    50 GB of Disk
    2 TB of Bandwidth
    NEW Feathur Control Panel! (OpenVZ)
    $25/Year w/ Promotional Code 1024for25
    https://bluevm.com/cart.php?gid=37&promocode=1024for25
    BLUE4:
    2048 MB of RAM
    2048 MB of SWAP
    4 CPU @ 2.0+ Ghz
    1 IP Address
    100 GB of Disk
    3 TB of Bandwidth
    NEW Feathur Control Panel! (OpenVZ)
    $45/Year w/ Promotional Code 2048for45
    https://bluevm.com/cart.php?gid=38&promocode=2048for45

    December 25, 2013 @ 6:32 am | Reply
  3. Sam Katakouzinos:

    Hi BlueVM. I would like to order a BLUE4 Los Angeles California.
    The order link provided does not list BLUE4.
    It does list:
    – KVM2 November – Buffalo, NY
    – KVM3 November – Buffalo, NY
    – BLUE0 – Los Angeles, CA (LS)

    Did I miss out?

    December 25, 2013 @ 7:04 am | Reply
    • This kinda caught us by surprise, but they’re listed now… Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
  4. iamm:

    Are these offers, not live yet? I dont see them on the page. Only KVM2 November – Buffalo, NY, KVM3 November – Buffalo, NY, and BLUE0 – Los Angeles, CA (LS) seem to be listed on the page.

    December 25, 2013 @ 7:19 am | Reply
    • This kinda caught us by surprise, but they’re listed now… Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
  5. Alex:

    Already out of stock.

    December 25, 2013 @ 7:43 am | Reply
    • This kinda caught us by surprise, but they’re listed now… Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  6. whether BLUE4 still available?

    December 25, 2013 @ 7:43 am | Reply
  7. yes the stock says -1 and i think its already sold out!

    December 25, 2013 @ 8:00 am | Reply
  8. That was fast…

    December 25, 2013 @ 8:28 am | Reply
    • This kinda caught us by surprise, but they’re listed now… Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2013 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
  9. Sam Katakouzinos:

    The stock says nothing about BLUE4, BLUE3, BLUE2, not even -1 nor 0.
    Other special offers at least show -1 or 0 to show the offer actually existed.
    That’s why I raised the first comment.

    December 25, 2013 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  10. Maarten Kossen:

    Apparently, the wrong links were in the ticket. I haven’t been provided new ones yet and I have visitors now. If I get the proper ones, I will update it when I can interrupt my Christmas activities.

    December 25, 2013 @ 9:18 am | Reply
    • Thanks Maarten, we updated our links… sorry for the confusion. We thought you were going to post sometime after Christmas, not during…. Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:47 pm | Reply
  11. shrubbles:

    Any promotional code ?

    December 25, 2013 @ 9:25 am | Reply
    • The promotion code is in the link! Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2013 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  12. Seems to be in stock now.

    December 25, 2013 @ 10:47 am | Reply
  13. Fritz:

    Which one is the most stable? I got moved to Dallas from Kansas location.
    Too bad they closed Kansas location in sudden and without any notice.
    I’m really enjoy free Direct Admin there. :)

    December 25, 2013 @ 10:59 am | Reply
    • WebsearchingPro:

      Their Piscataway location seems to be one of their more stable locations. I’m quite partial to the Atlanta/Chicago/Dallas locations due to their low ping for myself.

      December 25, 2013 @ 11:05 am | Reply
  14. Justin:

    Blue2 is showing as $50/yr not $15. Shows 11 available….

    December 25, 2013 @ 11:04 am | Reply
    • WebsearchingPro:

      The price will show correct ($15) at the end of checkout since it is a price override.

      December 25, 2013 @ 11:06 am | Reply
  15. Rallias:

    From what I can tell @ all the coupon code being broken, it’s applied at checkout.

    December 25, 2013 @ 11:12 am | Reply
  16. ployunk:

    just finished the order BLUE2 on LA, fast activation. speed test results

    [root@la ~]# wget -O /dev/null - http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2013-12-25 13:41:44--  http://-/
    Resolving -... failed: Name or service not known.
    wget: unable to resolve host address `-'
    --2013-12-25 13:41:44--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 83.8M/s   in 1.2s
    
    2013-12-25 13:41:46 (83.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    FINISHED --2013-12-25 13:41:46--
    Downloaded: 1 files, 100M in 1.2s (83.8 MB/s)
    [root@la ~]# 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, 4.75414 s, 226 MB/s
    

    awesome

    December 25, 2013 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
  17. VintageDon:

    Well, ordered this early today and paid immediately …. I’m still waiting on setup. Sort of assumed it would be instant setup, so I guess that was my bad. Sigh.

    December 25, 2013 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
    • Do you happen to have an order number or a ticket ID? It should be instant setup…

      December 25, 2013 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
      • VintageDon:

        Sure … ticket # is 255062 and is still unanswered, and the invoice # is 24472 … service is still showing as pending.

        December 25, 2013 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
        • Looks like a colleague of mine already got to it before I did. Let us know if you need anything else…

          December 26, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
          • just please View Ticket #482956

            Its been 10 days my site is down and i dont get any good news!

            1000000000% SUCK!

            December 27, 2013 @ 12:03 am | Reply
  18. A quick update to everyone, the promo code works once you change the billing cycle to annually.

    December 26, 2013 @ 11:33 am | Reply
  19. Ordered last night. Received emails but couldn’t log on to container through ssh.

    Changed password through “Feather”. No good. Rebuilt server through “Feather”. Still no good.

    Started ticket #305994 last night 12/26/2013 23:44

    Still no response this morning 12/27/2013 08:52

    I bought the yearly deal on blue 4 after getting burned by UGVPS. I hope this is just a blip because of the sale + holidays.

    December 27, 2013 @ 8:54 am | Reply
    • Jumped on the IRC channel and ticket was responded to ASAP! Thanks guys!

      At the bottom of the response was this…

      We would like to apologize for any delays you may experience with support as we currently have a large backlog of tickets.

      I’m ok with this service. It’s a very good price and UNMANAGED and automated to the nth degree (and when automation throws a wrench in the works so a human has to fix…) so I get it. BUT, for those that don’t, the response to my ticket came at…
      12/27/2013 10:50

      That wraps up this review. I’m happy but some might not be.

      December 27, 2013 @ 11:08 am | Reply
      • Glad someone was able to assist you, please let us know if you need anything else…

        December 27, 2013 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
  20. Phreak:

    Does anyone know is BlueVM owns their own servers or if they are a reseller of ChicagoVPS like some of the other providers? I’m trying to create a round robin type of backup/failover with my VPS’s so being on different servers is essential.

    December 27, 2013 @ 9:51 am | Reply
    • We own about 70% of our hardware… the remainder is on a RTO contract with ColoCrossing. We don’t share servers with anyone and we have our own SWIPs.

      December 27, 2013 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  21. rahul_c:

    Just around 1month experience of BLUEVM
    I have KVM4 in their Buffalo location.

    I started with my KVM VPS around 15/11/2013.
    In first week i experienced many downtimes, of more than 3 to 4 hours.
    After this i submitted a ticket on 22/11/2013 with no 308448, that “WHENEVR I CHECK MY VPS IN 5 TO 6 HOURS GAP, I ALWAYS FIND MY VPS OFFLINE”.
    Then same day, i was responded back that it will be rectified,
    But till 30/11/2012 it was neither rectified, nor replied.
    Than there response started coming, and i told them Downtime issue is still there and also performance wrt speeds are not that good,
    SO FINALLY UPON REQUEST THEY SHIFTED ME TO NEW NODE ON 10/12/2013 which was S19 and earlier my node was S18.

    Now again few problems came and honestly they resolved every problem on their IRC chat.
    But still new node also have the same donwtime issue.

    So i finally submitted a ticket on 25/12/2013 with no. 679373 asking them “VPS DOWNTIME IS STILL HIGH”, so upon request i was again shifted to new node, but it was the same node earlier on which my VPS was i.e my VPS have been shifted from S19 to S18.

    Now i have requested them to please shift me any node where atleast my VPS runs stable for atleast a week and i am waiting for their reply.
    I have no issue in even 2-3 downtimes in a month. But atleast for rest of the time VPS should run stably.

    Finally i wants to write my personal reviews:

    1) THEY ARE REALLY GOOD IN ATTITUDE WHILE THEY SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN EVERY ASPECT. SO SUPPORT IS NICE

    2) BUT STILL THEIR NODES (on which my VPS was S18 and S19) ARE REALLY NOT THAT STABLE WHERE A CUSTOMER IS SATISFIED.

    Hope nobody will take it personally.

    December 30, 2013 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
  22. George:

    I would like for somebody from owners of this company contact me … server is very slow I have requested couple of times to be transferred on a different node and nothing has been done.
    Also login via SSH takes sometimes up to a minute, and I always have like thousands of failed login attempts according to the screen (after I log in).

    Also right now, my VPS (Atlanta) is unavailable and in Feather CP it shows red circle and then when I try to start it it says “An unknown error occured, contact support!”

    December 30, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • BlueVM user:

      The problem with your SSH might be DNS or GSSAPIAuthentication. Try first setting UseDNS to no and if that does not work set GSSAPIAuthentication to no. I had this same issue with BlueVM and also with other servers. With those set to yes (the default) it can take a long time to login via SSH.

      January 2, 2014 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
  23. Steven:

    Bought two and regretted already. Crappy vendor. Horribly unprofessional and unpolite service.

    Avoid!!!

    December 31, 2013 @ 5:35 am | Reply
    • asterisk14:

      I’ll give you $5 for each server! Oops I meant $0.5

      January 30, 2014 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  24. I tried to order:

    I tried to place an order. Shopping cart just hung giving me a blank page three times. First time I thought it was because I started in private browsing mode. Second and third time, I had to go back a page or two and the click on the next link in the chain of steps. Got to the check-out area, and tried to pay with bit-pay. Got the email for the invoice. Looked at the services on the site and it said it was status: fraud and cancelled.

    I guess my bitcoin is no good there.

    January 1, 2014 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
  25. wendell:

    Ticket ID: 337293
    I would be glad if you can answer this ticket.

    January 3, 2014 @ 1:44 am | Reply
  26. rahul_c:

    finally i have been shifted to a new node, seems stable and good.

    January 3, 2014 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
  27. Monsta_AU:

    Is the BlueVM site down? Can’t get the site to load & http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/bluevm.com also reports down.

    January 4, 2014 @ 7:02 am | Reply
    • Khedron:

      The site isn’t down for me, but my vps is non responsive and I can’t get into the management panel.

      January 5, 2014 @ 2:08 am | Reply
  28. Peter:

    Let’s be clear: BlueVM is offline extremely often (today again 5 hours), they don’t fix anything and they don’t answer tickets and if they do it takes them days.

    Throw your money down the toilet because then at least you hear it plump.

    January 17, 2014 @ 5:55 am | Reply
  29. Neil Aggarwal:

    I am also experiencing slow response to tickets.
    I opened Ticket #762727 on 1/13/2014 and it is now 1/17/2014 and I have not had any response to my ticket.
    I think I am going to find another provider.

    January 17, 2014 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  30. Mine has been offline all day….

    January 17, 2014 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      It is so cheap, what do you expect

      January 17, 2014 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
      • yeah, you get what you pay for….mine has been down for over four days now….

        January 21, 2014 @ 10:37 pm | Reply
  31. D:

    This is getting bad. I would stay away from BlueVM. Their servers keep going down and people are waiting 4 days or more to get any response from their ticket system. My server has been down for 24 hours and no one has looked at my ticket.

    January 20, 2014 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Their IRC channel has been inaccessible at times too.

      January 21, 2014 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
  32. The support is very slow!
    I was not able to access the VPS and I created a ticket, and they answered after 3 days asking me if is OK to recreate my VPS !? Now I hope that in 3 days they will recreate it :)!

    January 22, 2014 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
  33. risvhal:

    They never fix atlanta server, VPS down almost everyday for 3-4 hours

    January 27, 2014 @ 5:23 am | Reply
  34. asterisk14:

    Are you guys getting the “I hope to have informed you sufficiently” line (c) and ™ Ishaq?

    January 30, 2014 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
  35. Gustavo:

    one question, torrent is allowed?

    February 2, 2014 @ 6:16 am | Reply
  36. Adi Jaka:

    Why my service is pending?
    Please reply my ticket #542016

    February 4, 2014 @ 10:40 am | Reply

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