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[CYBER MONDAY] HiFormance – 8GB OpenVZ w/ 4 cores & 40GB SSD for only $35.97/3-years and more!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: November 26, 2018 @ 1:00 am, by Nick

Kyle from HiFormance is back with some aggressive discounts in celebration of Cyber Monday. These plans are based out of Los Angeles and New York and includes double the resources when you pre-pay ahead. Please enjoy and let us know any feedback you may have!

Here’s a note from the company

“We are excited to bring another unbeatable offer to the LowEndBox community! It continues to be an amazing year for us as we continuously grow exponentially. Thank you to all of our customers, supporters, communities, and affiliates for making this happen.

Our very special, limited stock available! Pre-pay 3 years to double ALL your resources! That’s right, double ALL, CPU, Memory, HDD & Bandwidth! “

Here’s the offers: 


  • 1 CPU Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 75GB HDD Space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1 x IPv4
  • KVM
  • $5.00/mo
  • $40/yr (Double 1 Resource FREE)
  • $120/3-yrs (Double ALL Resources FREE)
  • [ORDER]

  • 4 vCores
  • 8GB RAM
  • 40GB Pure SSD
  • 4TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1 x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $35.97/3-yrs (Double ALL Resources FREE)
  • [ORDER]

Their WHOIS is public, they’re a registered LLC in the state of Wyoming (2017-000777425), they accept PayPal and Credit Cards as payment methods. You can find their legal docs at the following links:

Network Info: 

Los Angeles – – Looking Glass
New York – – Looking Glass


  1. Psifour:

    “Double ALL Resources FREE”

    Does this mean double the listed resources or are the quoted values (4 vCores, etc) already doubled?

    November 26, 2018 @ 4:14 am | Reply
    • no answer?

      November 26, 2018 @ 6:00 am | Reply
      • Firas Junaid:

        I had a really bad experience with this provider, no ticket answers, vps down for days, a really nightmare

        December 5, 2018 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
    • Name:

      Also, what is the target average performance of the vCores?

      November 26, 2018 @ 9:18 am | Reply
    • Alex:

      I believe the resources are already doubled. This is kind of like their 4GB OpenVZ deal from August, except with 3 resources doubled with 3-year pay instead of 1.

      November 26, 2018 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  2. Arby:

    Now this, is pretty epic.

    November 26, 2018 @ 4:34 am | Reply
  3. Simon G:

    $1/mo 8 GB RAM?
    Isn’t that really great?

    November 26, 2018 @ 5:21 am | Reply
    • Simon G:

      Bought it, booted, 512MB RAM?

      November 26, 2018 @ 8:26 am | Reply
      • Ineedavps:

        Any news? Still only 512mb?

        November 26, 2018 @ 9:17 am | Reply
        • Simon G:

          8192 MB but I will say the reviews are terrible and I don’t want to be involved with the company (not that $35 is a lot of involvement, but). Haven’t got any more than 60 MiB/s download, which is good but it might be 1 MiB/s (~10 Mbps) an amount of the time. I would stay away without more research. For goodness sake the site has been down half the time and the VPS status message has been “Unavailable” 9 out of 10 refreshes (even while I’m logged in.)

          November 26, 2018 @ 10:17 am | Reply
        • Gerrit:

          Ordered my VM Instance yesterday which took a little while to come up. The VM (OpenVZ) worked without problems for about 2 hours, right after that a abuser took away all resources. After removing that person and moving me to another VM everything works like a charm.

          I got 8192MB as mentioned including 8TB of traffic.

          So as far as I can see there are no issues or problems in any way. Dont know on which locations the people are which are leaving bad experiences but the Buffalo (NY) location works great for me.

          November 28, 2018 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  4. Ralph:

    Hiformance is great. I have had them for one full year and only had one issue, which was resolved within 3 hours. First time I saw this deal was from Nov. 6.

    Other than that, the network and performance has been superb, being a budget host, and the cheapest in comparison to most LEB offers.

    November 26, 2018 @ 5:27 am | Reply
  5. Leobaldo Alcantara Neto:

    Hiformance service has an great uptime, but see that benchmarks.

    At first month:


    November 26, 2018 @ 7:17 am | Reply
  6. The price of plans is very attractive.

    November 26, 2018 @ 11:09 am | Reply
  7. draggy:

    Very old kernel, 2.6.32, which means no ubuntu 18.04, and 16.04 libc also complains about the old kernel. Update your servers!

    November 26, 2018 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
    • derek:

      Not to mention you can use docker on it. Such a turn off. I’m asking for a refund now.

      November 27, 2018 @ 2:20 am | Reply
    • Gerrit:

      I dont think there’s any OpenVZ VPS Provider around with a more recent kernel as the 2.6.32 is the latest “stable” kernel available according to the OpenVZ website. The only solution left would be getting rid of OpenVZ and move over to LXC/LXD however it’s different compared to OpenVZ.

      Besides that, SolusVM doesnt support LXC/LXD as far as I know. Companies that do offer a higher kernel are using experimental kernels which could result into unstable servers. I’ve been using experimentals myself for a short while and I was glad when I got rid of them.

      November 28, 2018 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
  8. Dmitry:

    I’ve set up a VPS with them, it didn’t work from the beginning. I opened a ticket. I requested to cancel my services and refund, they rejected. Stay away and save yourself time!

    November 26, 2018 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
    • monique:

      If you used PayPal, be smart and ask a refund there.
      Also show and explain as much as possible.

      According to their TOS a refund cant be done, but according to the FTC they are subjected to deliver what they offer. if they aren’t delivering what they mention your free to get a refund or send a complaint to the payment provider. Also note, if there are more people complaining about the same company, they’ll get a visit from the FTC. So the more complaints, the better.

      November 27, 2018 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
      • Dmitry:

        I did ask PayPal for a refund. But no luck. They closed my dispute in Hiformance favour.

        November 27, 2018 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
        • Gerrit Schorel:

          Dmitry :
          What didn’t work to make you decide to cancel ?

          Leobaldo :
          Same for you ?

          My VM Instance has been moved towards another node and my problem got solved. Quite curious about your experiences as I dont have any bad experiences left. I must confess I miss the IPv6 on the Buffalo nodes but with a IPv6 tunnel that problem has been solved for me as well.

          November 28, 2018 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
      • I asked PayPal for refund too.

        November 27, 2018 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Scammed customer:

      Had a very bad experience. Totally refusing to refund, after making false claims about kernel versions etc.

      Stay away. They are scamming customers for as long as they can get away with it!

      December 7, 2018 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
  9. Reej:

    Picked up the 8GB deal.

    Performance is about right for the pricepoint IMO. Didn’t expect much for an OpenVZ.

    Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz
    CPU cores: 4
    Frequency: 1750.095 MHz
    RAM: 8.0G
    Swap: –
    Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab134.3 x86_64

    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    3.645 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    7.965 seconds
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    3.064 seconds

    ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 112.1 us / 4.98 ms / 497.5 ms / 29.0 ms
    ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 166 requests in 5.20 s, 41.5 MiB, 31 iops, 7.98 MiB/s

    dd: sequential write speed
    1st run: 64.85 MiB/s
    2nd run: 847.82 MiB/s
    3rd run: 953.67 MiB/s
    average: 622.11 MiB/s

    IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4: 107.xxx.xxx.xxx

    Cachefly CDN: 62.75 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL): 7.44 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US): 0.00 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR): 6.63 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA): 25.79 MiB/s

    November 27, 2018 @ 6:34 am | Reply
    • Gerrit:

      When your lucky you’ll get what you pay for, for me my luck was fone after about 2 hours.

      The VM only gives replies to ICMP requests but SSH can’t be reached. In SolusVM ( myvm.hiformance.com ) I get a very near error message that the host cant be reached.

      The start went great, compiled OpenSSL 1.1.1a and compiled Bind 9.12.3 cause the VM is supposed to act as nameserver but with this kind of quality even that’s impossible.

      November 27, 2018 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
    • Gerrit:

      Okay… seems there was an abuser active on the host/node ( BUFVZSSD1728 ) :-(

      This is my output in the mean while, which was way lower (not even able to finish due to the abuser) :-(
      Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz
      CPU cores: 4
      Frequency: 1749.960 MHz
      RAM: 8.0G
      Swap: –
      Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab134.3 x86_64

      Filesystem Type Size Inodes
      /dev/ploop23869p1 ext4 40G 2.5M

      CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
      2.843 seconds
      CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
      5.358 seconds
      CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
      1.628 seconds

      ioping: seek rate
      min/avg/max/mdev = 90.8 us / 213.3 us / 10.2 ms / 522.9 us
      ioping: sequential read speed
      generated 1.61 k requests in 5.00 s, 401.8 MiB, 321 iops, 80.3 MiB/s

      dd: sequential write speed
      1st run: 1049.04 MiB/s
      2nd run: 1049.04 MiB/s
      3rd run: 1049.04 MiB/s
      average: 1049.04 MiB/s

      IPv4 speedtests
      your IPv4: 107.xxx.xxx.xxx

      Cachefly CDN: 95.99 MiB/s
      Leaseweb (NL): 9.08 MiB/s
      Softlayer DAL (US): 0.00 MiB/s
      Online.net (FR): 8.06 MiB/s
      OVH BHS (CA): 49.77 MiB/s
      OVH France: 6.41 MiB/s
      TransIP (NL): 6.77 MiB/s

      In the mean while I’ll have to review my other posts here and must confess they have been doing the best they can, it took a little while before they were able to reach the server and kick the abuser out of there but when I take a look at the performance and support afterwards, their great!

      November 27, 2018 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  10. Martin Cohn:

    Set up a VPS with them yesterday without problems. I look at the memory graph on Hiformance’s server management page and see the memory used drops to 0 about half of the time. Sure enough, trying to set up an SSH session today fails often. I filled out a ticket and am waiting for an explanation. If it doesn’t improve in a couple days its time to contact Paypal – I paid for a VPS, a service down 50% of the time is not a VPS.

    November 27, 2018 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
    • Gerrit:

      Join the club!
      I sent a ticket a few hours ago already, still havent had any reply.

      I’m asking for a refund at PayPal as well if this continues. Still getting the message “An error occurred processing your request. The host is currently unavailable. Please try again later” which happens about 4 hours already. I’m on the “BUFVZSSD1728.ny”-host btw.

      November 27, 2018 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
    • Gerrit:

      They replied to my ticket and said what was going on. They kicked an abuser and since that moment, the performance is amazing compared to the others in the same price range. Must be honest that it’s quite worth it.

      Node BUFVZSSD1728 back running without issues and VM Instances are working as it should.

      November 27, 2018 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
  11. Bohdan:

    Doh, stock of 8GB vps got exhausted right when I was trying to order

    November 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
    • Gerrit:

      True, it’s out of stock :-( OpenVZ offer that comes closest to the above offer is https://t.co/rRoFC2TJPA. 11.99 USD a month, or 35.97 USD for 3 years.

      November 29, 2018 @ 8:01 am | Reply
      • Gerrit:

        Correction to my earlier post (November 29, 2018 @ 8:01 am), 11.99USD a year or 35.97 USD for 3 years

        November 29, 2018 @ 10:59 am | Reply
  12. john:

    I wonder can you mine bitcoin with these :o ?

    November 29, 2018 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
    • Gerrit:

      No you cant.

      1) CPU/vCPU based mining is way to expensive.
      You might earn a few cents compared to what you paid for your VPS.

      2) There is no GPU, so mining based on GPU Power is impossible.

      3) As Mining takes 100% of CPU resources, others might be disadvantaged which will result that your VPS will be booted from the servers with the posibility that there wont be any refund.

      So you dont have to try taking a VPS or even a Dedicated Server to mine Bitcoins or any other alt-coin. The hashrates are to high and the power of the average servers are to low.

      November 29, 2018 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
  13. Bougt 2 days ago and setup VPS, some application could not be installed due to old kernel, it doesn’t have vswap and server was down for a couple of hrs until I send the ticket and they power it up, I think it is good for backup.

    November 30, 2018 @ 3:37 am | Reply
  14. Afripals Networks:

    Hiformance Servers are good it’s nice however what I am finding bad is the support
    am a kind new in this VPS stuff, I have set up everything except rDNS which I have been begging them to help me do it because I am new at it, which if they do, I will give them 5star

    December 11, 2018 @ 4:42 am | Reply

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