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Cripperz Prodigy - $15/Year (+$1 Setup) 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Kansas City

Updated February 2012: Cripperz Prodigy website has been showing 500 Internal Error for 2 weeks. Many have reported their VPS dead. I don’t think they are still in operation.

Cripperz Cripperz Prodigy is another company attempting the “$15/year” VPS plan with their limited offer posted here on WHT. Use this sign up link + promo code WHT062011 to get the following VPS for $15/year + $1 once off setup fee.

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers with DataShack/Wholesale Internet in Kansas City MO (test IP: Cripperz Prodigy is registered in the very fine city, i.e. Singapore, and they have been around since 1998. Domain registered since 2006. From their home page they seem to be doing everything IT related, from fixing computer problems to server colocation to website designs.

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  1. EXTREEMLY slow test file download: http://cripperz.us/speedtest/10mb.bin

    I’ll post it in an hour when it finishes.

    June 7, 2011 @ 6:00 am | Reply
    • Hmm, seems to have fixed itself, just restarted the download and it was fine.

      --2011-06-07 16:01:50--  http://cripperz.us/speedtest/10mb.bin
      Resolving cripperz.us...
      Connecting to cripperz.us||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 10485760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `10mb.bin'
      100%[======================================>] 10,485,760   689K/s   in 19s
      2011-06-07 16:02:10 (548 KB/s) - `10mb.bin' saved [10485760/10485760]

      Still disturbing seeing as I was getting 1KB/sec before.

      June 7, 2011 @ 6:03 am | Reply
    • Well, you made me try it. I’m sitting on a campus computer here in germany, with 100mbit/s connectivity. However, the file was downloaded before I was able to hit the open file confirmation on firefox, so I guess you were just having a bad luck/high load sition here.

      July 16, 2011 @ 8:38 pm | Reply
  2. googleadsense on the pages ! “and they have been around since 1998” are you sure ?

    June 7, 2011 @ 6:16 am | Reply
    • circus:

      “From their home page they seem to be doing everything IT related, from fixing computer problems” so it’s still possible.

      June 7, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
    • It also says that it’s a group of free lancers. So they start counting from the first year that they are doing anything IT and Internet related?

      June 7, 2011 @ 7:26 am | Reply
      • Go:

        The company name is too hard to remember. Weird people, if I didn’t get VPS from Vazapi I would try them, I’m a fan of weird companies =)

        June 7, 2011 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  3. only 10 slots

    June 7, 2011 @ 7:34 am | Reply
  4. Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t setup charges against LEB rules?

    June 7, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply
    • Not if it’s $15/year :) It’s mainly to prevent people trying to list $6.50/month offers with $2 up front setup cost. Let’s just call it $16/year — still under the threshold.

      June 7, 2011 @ 7:51 am | Reply
  5. Gary:

    Slow as hell, terrible company name. I’d be embarassed to use them tbh.

    June 7, 2011 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
  6. Dino Suarez:

    now all we need is a competitor named ‘blooderz’ to start up!

    June 7, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  7. Dekken:

    100kbps download speed from their server.

    June 7, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
  8. vampireJ:

    They are on wholesale internet so I guess that is not so bad? There must be a lot more providers in here coming from that datacenter

    June 7, 2011 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
  9. C:

    About 500 KB/s on the 10mb.test from Europe, to slow for me.

    June 7, 2011 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  10. My link here is a test site hosted at $10/year Cripperz deal.

    June 7, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
    • vampireJ:

      It seems fast enough on my end but how is their vps overall?

      June 7, 2011 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
  11. vedran:

    Subtotal: $21.00 USD
    $5.00 USD One Time Discount: $5.00 USD
    Total Due Today: $16.00 USD
    Total Recurring: $20.00 USD Annually

    It’s not $16 recurring, it’s only $16 first year.

    June 7, 2011 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
    • Still at $20, it’s within the limit set here.

      Not doubting you. Just stating.

      June 7, 2011 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
      • vedran:

        Absolutely, it’s still quite cheap.

        June 7, 2011 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
    • Okay. Maybe I have mis-read it before but I remembered seeing it at $15/year recurring. Also if they are serious about their “limited quantity” claim (rather than just a marketing gimmick), they would have sold out all 10 already.

      June 7, 2011 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  12. Last month, I wrote this, the same configuration, then only $ 11 / year, I also bought.

    June 8, 2011 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
    • LEBlover:

      Is KS server fast enough?

      June 9, 2011 @ 5:43 am | Reply
  13. Hi All,

    Would like to thank LEB Admin for first review of our offer. For LEB community, i would like to assure all of you that we will be giving best possible prices and are here to commit and stay for long term.

    Though our VPS hosting service is new, we are committed freelance group that have been offering various services such as web design and computer services. With the support from LEB community, i am sure that we can sustain reasonable price with performance and support =)

    cheers to all =), if you have any queries on sales related, do open a ticket from our web. (i know it looks lame now as we just use default template, will be working on that once we settle down most of our stuffs)

    June 9, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
    • LEBlover:

      When you’re going to have a new node in KS?

      June 10, 2011 @ 5:24 am | Reply
      • @LEBLover,

        We expand Nodes in conjuntion with our web design profile as well. At the rate if this keeps up, we might have extra Node in KS maybe in a month or two but no promises as we just got to ensure at least cost is covered for the Node. We are not worrying too much about large profit margins.

        We still have Colorado node which barelly fills the node at the moment (Colorado only have per month billing clients / plans). We will always ensure there is extra Node around in an event one Nodes goes totally down due to hardware. Though we leave the backup responsibility to the vps owner as this is Unmanage service.

        June 11, 2011 @ 9:22 am | Reply
  14. Just a note,

    we identify some loading issue on the current KS node. We are making new order to have a new node setup now. For those who ordered the per year plan featured, orders might be delayed for another 24hours until we have this new node up and running.

    For those who ordered the 4.50/mth plans, the orders will still carry on as that is assigned for our Colorado node where we do not have any issues at the moment.

    Apologies for inconvenience caused.

    June 11, 2011 @ 10:41 am | Reply
  15. For those who would like to check us out, we are on irc.freenode.net in channel #CripperZ . Cheers all.

    June 11, 2011 @ 10:43 am | Reply
  16. I just noticed something hilarious about this guys sales thread on WHT.

    He’s using buyvm as a tag entry to try to draw people waiting on our services.

    Come on, is it that hard to come up with your own ideas? :)


    June 11, 2011 @ 11:05 am | Reply
    • Wow, just noticed that too!

      @Francisco – I think he look up to you as an idol big brother or an inspirer :)

      @CP-Haas – Yo! Brother, you should ask Francisco’s permission before using that tag! It’s a trade mark ;)

      June 11, 2011 @ 11:14 am | Reply
      • Kinda like the guy that jacked our design? :)

        Why in the world would I allow someone permission to literally use our company name in their tags list? I already reported it to WHT but we’ll see what happens, I don’t expect much.


        June 11, 2011 @ 11:16 am | Reply
        • He should have asked you to ask your permission to use your name in a more fashion way such as “inspired by the great BuyVM” :)

          June 11, 2011 @ 11:21 am | Reply
    • @Francisco,

      Its marketing strategy where using tags is not limited. Such act is not unlawful. BuyVM is a very respectable VPS provider today, maybe i am just drawing their attention due to the same budget we are giving to the customers. We got ours to fill up therefore no harm drawing some attention.

      End of the day, its up to the customers as they all know we are not BuyVM. You should be very proud, BuyVM is like an in-house brand of cheap and good vps provider thats why we are using that tag =P.

      I am sorry but if it does offend you alot, i will try and remove the tag and never use it again.

      June 11, 2011 @ 11:15 am | Reply
      • It isn’t an ‘offense’ thing, just more of a ‘wtf?’ if that makes sense.

        I’ve seen a good hand full of retarded things done by many people in the past couple weeks, some of them we had close business relationships only for them to turn around and try to run off with our ideas.

        Man, what a week.


        June 11, 2011 @ 11:18 am | Reply
        • @Fancisco,

          The tag have been remove. Other than the tag, i think what we done here is pretty standard. I hope there is nothing else that offend you moving forward.

          Cheers mate.

          June 11, 2011 @ 11:21 am | Reply
      • How can you draw them in then fail to deliver though? I do not see the features of BuyVM, so how can you compair yourself? I see this as pure sleaze

        June 11, 2011 @ 11:20 am | Reply
      • Such act is not unlawful

        Um, actually it’s very much illegal if Fran were to claim a trademark over the buyvm name. And considering that he uses it as a domain, he’s pretty much done so. It’s called the Lanham Act and it was upheld for online SEO in 2009 under the Rescuecom v. Google court case where Google was allowing other advertisers to use the Rescuecom trademarks as their own.

        Be sure to read the whole thing as it was upheld upon appeal:


        June 11, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
        • dspace:

          Yep, it’s only protected (ie, not illegal) if it’s political speech (criticism, satire, etc.). To use it commercially, for marketing or advertising, constitutes a trademark violation.

          June 12, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
        • It’s pretty much moot though as LEA has listed other providers who have questionable legality in the past.

          June 12, 2011 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
        • Hey IANAL! However I am happy to take down posts if anyone think something is infringe their legal rights.

          June 13, 2011 @ 1:16 am | Reply
        • CP-Haas:

          Just to be clear, i didnt use buyvm as a domain nor subdomain name. I used the word buyvm as tag because similar targeted audience in wht forun might search that for 15/year plans. And i promptly removed it after he express his dismay. I have no intentions to confuse buyvm customer. I was rather focus in the tags to use to get the right audience. I have already apologize and remove necessary tags. No damage was intended to buyvm either

          June 13, 2011 @ 7:53 am | Reply
        • Just to be clear, I don’t believe anyone here said anything about usage as a subdomain or domain. The referenced case is use as a tag and/or keyword.

          I would strongly suggest that you ask LEA to remove your comments because 1) you’ve admitted publicly that you did in fact use the trademark, 2) did so in an attempt to target buyers in the same field and 3) was done intentionally as part of your “marketing strategy”. I’m not a lawyer either but I have been through a couple of trademark disputes and, well, I really think you shot yourself in the foot, especially by actually admitting what you did.

          Although it does look like Fran is happy with the results. I just think you need to become more business aware in what you’re doing. Of course I think a lot of the providers here need to be more business aware.

          June 16, 2011 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
  17. @vRozenSch00n

    yeah, i think i should have but i did not know who owned BuyVM. I am new to the VPS market and definitely i am not here to step onto anyone’s shoe. I do not want to make enemies with any providers. If my tag is deemed unethical, i will amend it. Like i said, my intention to draw customers of the same budget range. BuyVM is an in-house brand =). I myself respect them alot.

    June 11, 2011 @ 11:18 am | Reply
    • As long as Francisco is OK, then there is no problem. We are a big happy family here at LEB.

      Smaller providers rely on bigger providers, and big providers also happy with the sales generated from the smaller providers or just regular customers :)

      Some of us are competing, but still we are a big happy family :)

      June 11, 2011 @ 11:28 am | Reply
      • @vRozenSch00n


        June 11, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply
      • Adam:

        Maybe some of the bigger host should be more kind to the new upcoming hosts?

        Its clearly visible that Cripperz are having BuyVM/Francisco as their idol :)

        Btw. does anyone know the age group of BuyVM team? Teens?

        Its known to all that Crippers prodigies are youngsters.

        June 11, 2011 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
        • @Adam,

          haha okay age does matter heh? =) . Well to be honest, i am 25 now. My birthday is on Jan 8th. So please send me birthday gifts on my next bday please? haha =)

          June 11, 2011 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
        • Adam:

          Sorry, then BuyVM are younger than you ;) haha

          June 11, 2011 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
        • Shush… don’t talk about age.

          Now I feel like a dinosaur…

          June 11, 2011 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
  18. Macro:

    hey, Haas, did you get the new server from KS?

    June 14, 2011 @ 12:10 am | Reply
    • CP-Haas:


      Yeap i just got it. Doing my setup soon, it should be ready to take in. New orders within the next 3-4 days i hope. Wanna book ur slot before 15/year offers end =p.

      Anyways the new node ip is for those u wanna do trace routes. I be puttinh speedtest file after my setup is done. Cheers!

      June 16, 2011 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
      • john:

        don’t have time to answer ticket?

        June 17, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
        • Yup, 96 pixel text right across the page. Couldn’t miss it.

          John, might be helpful if you gave the ticket number you’re referencing.

          June 17, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
        • Strange, you did it here.

          June 17, 2011 @ 4:56 pm | Reply
  19. CP-Haas:


    Sorry mate. Im serving my military service for a week. Limited access to internet at the moment. And yeah im running the vps service alone at the moment until i get a fairly technical partner who can be trusted and assist. Will look into the tickets in few hours. I din receive much ticket queries from time to time so yeah u can expect replies from me soon.


    June 17, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
    • john:

      No problem, you know who I am, I was just wondering any ETA on KS server, that’s all.
      Then you can move one of my CO server to KS, so that you could save some money.

      June 17, 2011 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
  20. @John and The rest,

    the new server/node in Kansas is up online. I am ready to accept new orders. For john, i will update your ticket tonight. Cheers

    June 18, 2011 @ 10:48 am | Reply
  21. Warddr:

    I signed up yesterday, and so far so good.
    Speeds arn’t extreme, but this is just a backup server for me.

    The offer isn’t valid anymore, but 14 EUR for a year, I can’t complain about that =D

    June 20, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  22. To those guys who still hangs around IRC, we are on Freenode in #CripperZ

    cheers =)

    June 21, 2011 @ 5:42 am | Reply
  23. Make fun of the name if you want, but Haas (the owner) went well above and beyond the call of duty in helping me get OpenVPN working. He reimaged my VPS with Ubuntu when I had trouble with CentOS 5, and even configured and tested OpenVPN for me. Performance of the VPS has been quite acceptable, keeping in mind that I am paying only $16 per year and I don’t expect the performance of a dedicated server.

    Not a fly by night operation, and clued staff goes a long way toward good service. Highly recommended.

    June 26, 2011 @ 6:05 am | Reply
    • @Tprohet,

      thank you for your kind words. I am determined to keep the support level as prompt as possible =). Cheers!

      June 26, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
      • john:

        I see you have $10/yr 64MB plan, are you willing to upload kloxo HIB?
        I can give you link for template.

        June 28, 2011 @ 1:01 am | Reply
  24. jnjn:

    just got the vps setup. gonna play with it and have a little test now.

    June 28, 2011 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
    • jnjn:

      The $10 offer including 64MB RAM/1000GB BW is great. Server performance is good and Haas is very kind in solving the mod TUN problem for me (and probably for everyone on the host node I think). Thanks Haas.

      root@vps5:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-06-29 06:43:43--  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 3.76M/s   in 27s
      2011-06-29 06:44:10 (3.71 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      root@vps5:~# 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, 11.3475 s, 94.6 MB/s
      root@vps5:~# free
                   total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
      Mem:        131072      28652     102420          0          0          0
      -/+ buffers/cache:      28652     102420
      Swap:            0          0          0
      June 28, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
    • thank you for your purchase. Feel free to pop by in our irc channel in irc.freenode.net #CripperZ =)

      June 28, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
  25. Subhadeep Roy:

    I’ve ordered for “RDP Basic 50GB Unmetered US” . Waiting for the setup.

    August 25, 2011 @ 2:52 am | Reply
    • john:

      isn’t your server down for a long time?

      September 2, 2011 @ 12:36 am | Reply
  26. john:

    their KS server I/O is less than 1m/sec.

    September 7, 2011 @ 9:04 pm | Reply
  27. mikde:

    Anybody has server with this guy at Denver?

    September 23, 2011 @ 12:22 am | Reply
  28. Hi all,

    to those who sent ticket and got no respond, we had some issues where we are spammed with hundreds or even thousands of malicious tickets, now that has been fixed – 25 Oct 2011.

    For the 9 users on colorado server, we discountinued from that location. However, you VPS can still be created in Kansas location for sure.

    And just a last note, we do not have any Denver server with us. Just to be clear.


    October 25, 2011 @ 5:56 am | Reply
  29. @vRozenSch00n

    apologies but nope thats not possible for any “un-managed” plans with us. We have already discontinued the service with that datacenter by the way.

    October 25, 2011 @ 9:16 am | Reply
    • ;Ok Bro, no problem, and I don’t need a VPS in Kansas at the moment, maybe next time. ;)

      October 25, 2011 @ 9:29 am | Reply
  30. Marvel:

    On a funny note..you should check out the last plan of DataShack(the centre with whom they have colocated). I just laughed when I saw that http://datashack.net/ds.php . It says “S*x cores: instead of six.

    October 28, 2011 @ 8:19 am | Reply
    • CPS:

      stand for sextuple. :D

      October 28, 2011 @ 8:26 am | Reply
    • Haha,

      that plan name caught my eye. I must say its been quite a fair service with them. Un-managed with reasonable price. I must say that they have been quite reliable so far.

      October 28, 2011 @ 8:51 am | Reply
      • Marvel:

        Did you tell them about that? :D

        October 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am | Reply
  31. Chris:

    Seems these folks are down? Can’t get to their website, and can’t reach my VPS except through the serial console Java app. Once I’m in the CLI on the console, can’t reach anything. No idea how to report trouble with their site down.

    February 1, 2012 @ 1:34 am | Reply
    • They are dead man, dead. I hope you got a backup or something, this guy did a runner =P

      February 1, 2012 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
      • Chris:

        Fortunately, I had nothing on the VM I was worried about. Was just a linux host to play with. And I think I paid with paypal, so not too worried about this dude having access to my CC info.

        February 1, 2012 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
    • Damn, and still he posts in FB and twitter? ¬_¬ Pfff

      February 1, 2012 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        Following 842, Followers 244? Lol, who cares Yomera, he associated his name with online scamming and fraud and now that faggot is twitting to a sub for sub accounts of users who don’t read his/care about whatever he posts.

        He must have a completely miserable and lonely life that hes still humiliating on the internet.

        February 1, 2012 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

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