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DotVPS – $7/Month 2048MB OpenVZ VPS in 4 Locations

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 28, 2013 @ 1:42 pm, by Zahra

DotVPSThe 2GB VPS market was for a while dominated and controlled exclusively by ChicagoVPS but we seem to be receiving more and more 2GB plans. To continue this trend: Jack, from DotVPS, has sent in these two exclusive offers.

OpenVZ 2048MB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 2048MB RAM
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 5 IPv6 Address (UK)
  • 100Mbps Port (USA)
  • 1000Mbps Port (UK + Buffalo)
  • $7/Month
  • Order: Maidenhead, UK
  • Order: Texas | Buffalo | Scranton
OpenVZ 512MB

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB Burstable RAM
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 5 IPv6 Address (UK)
  • 100Mbps Port (USA)
  • 1000Mbps Port (UK + Buffalo)
  • $3.99/Month | $40/Year (UK) | $30/Year (US)
  • Order: Maidenhead, UK
  • Order: Scranton | Buffalo |  Texas

DotVPS were founded in the mid period of 2011 and have been featured three times on LowEndBox. DotVPS were last featured on LowEndBox in October when their thread was marred by old mistakes. A couple of customers wrote short reviews, with one person telling us about his “great experience” while another customer complained of “slow speeds“. Jack is very active on our sister site LowEndTalk – he has around 4500 posts! As ever, we would love to hear about your experience with DotVPS if you’ve been a customer.

“LimeStoneNetworks” have a bit of a history with LowEndBox… read for yourself. DotVPS have a “VPS FAQ” page which you may find helpful. Jack informs us that additional IPv4 address can be purchased for $2.50/Month. IRC and adult content is allowed. VPN/Proxies are only allowed if it’s for private use but Tor is strictly prohibited. For further information, you may want to view their Legal Documentation.

Network Information:

Dallas, Texas – Limestone Networks
Test IP : 63.143.49.145
http://63.143.49.145/10mb.test
http://63.143.49.145/100mb.test

Scranton, PA – Volumedrive
Test IP : 173.242.120.228
http://phoenix.dotvps.co/~speedtes/10mb.test
http://phoenix.dotvps.co/~speedtes/100mb.test

Maidenhead, UK – Rapidswitch
Test IP : 95.154.225.67
Test IPv6 : 2001:1b40:5000:4::3c6a:84db
http://speedtest.uk.dotvps.co/10mb.bin
http://speedtest.uk.dotvps.co/100mb.bin

Buffalo, NY – Colocrossing
Test IP:192.210.227.130
http://192.210.227.130/10mb.test
http://192.210.227.130/100mb.test

103 Comments

  1. Mark:

    Is the UK 512MB IPv6 only?

    January 28, 2013 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
    • 1 IPv4 is also included… updating…

      January 28, 2013 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
    • Hi Mark,

      No All our Plans include 1 IPv4 and 5 IPv6 in the UK. I can see Limestone getting the IPv6 first following Colocrossing sometime in the next 3 months.

      Jack

      January 28, 2013 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  2. Marcus:
    January 28, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  3. Dean Clinton:

    Jack seems to know what he’s doing. No problems here.
    Nice to have a decent LowEnd offer from someone based in the UK.

    January 28, 2013 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  4. GaNi:

    Jack provides an immense and un-matched support! He not only provides support via tickets but skype and you can find him online most of the times! Being Unmanaged, well yea you can sure mis-use him :P

    Been with DotVPS for an over year now, and still am.

    January 28, 2013 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  5. John:

    Please provide test IP and files for Buffalo location

    January 28, 2013 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
    • John,

      I’ve asked for it to it to be added to the original post , if you want it now you can email me Jack@DotVPS.co

      Jack

      January 28, 2013 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
  6. My review for them back in March last year:

    http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-xxxx-dotvps/

    January 28, 2013 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Hi 96mb,

      Are you free now to re-do a review as I asked on that? That was when we were using Ecatel with RAID1 so I think you should see a big big difference in doing another benchmark/review on our UK Location.

      Jack

      January 28, 2013 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
      • Will do when I get the current queue done. Apologies for taking so long and thanks!

        January 28, 2013 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  7. Taylor:

    I have had a 512 box for a few weeks now, the performance has remained good over the time I have had it and hope it will continue, no reason why it should (:. Have not needed to raise any support tickets but all of my pre sales questions were answered very quickly over LET. Tempted to pick up a 2GB, might do if Jack gets a second node in the UK… Serverbear posted below for recent benchmarks.

    http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/01/16/sLLFwNKwrhEjwmCo

    January 28, 2013 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
  8. Kame:

    Not off to a great start so far. $7 Buffalo plan claimed 1000GB bandwidth, created server, control panel claims 500GB bandwidth. Hmm…

    January 29, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
    • I Just fixed that for you.

      Jack

      January 29, 2013 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
      • Kame:

        Indeed, and everything else seems to be running perfectly. Thanks!

        January 29, 2013 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
  9. Brandon:

    This may be a dumb question, but to confirm, the price point listed is set so it won’t increase in the future correct? Or is it a limited time as in the first x months?

    January 29, 2013 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
    • The price will not increase in the future.

      Jack

      January 29, 2013 @ 6:42 pm | Reply
  10. .32?

    January 30, 2013 @ 6:15 am | Reply
  11. .18

    Jack

    January 30, 2013 @ 7:28 am | Reply
  12. MrTeatime:

    Hi! Is there any chance of getting an Ubuntu 12.04 template set up? (It’s not listed here at the time of writing: https://dotvps.co/virtual-servers.php). All of the Ubuntu versions there are unsupported now, I think.

    Cheers!

    January 30, 2013 @ 9:54 am | Reply
    • Kame:

      In the actual control panel there is an Ubuntu 12.04 template. Unfortunately because of the kernel that OpenVZ is using on the server if you want to actually do much with it you’re going to have to compile your own version of libc (the version that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 requires a newer kernel than the OpenVZ is running)

      Also, Ubuntu 10.04 server version will be supported until April 2015.

      But agreed, is there any plans to upgrade the OpenVZ kernel at some point?

      January 30, 2013 @ 1:43 pm | Reply
      • .18 seems to be most stable so I’m sticking with that for now.

        Maybe towards June/July I’ll look into moving over.

        Jack

        January 30, 2013 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
      • MrTeatime:

        Thanks for the very helpful information :)

        January 30, 2013 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
    • We do have a 12.04 template.

      Jack

      January 30, 2013 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
  13. Is video streaming allowed ??

    January 31, 2013 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
  14. Rafal:

    Do you have any limits on:
    1) Number of sent Emails per day/month?
    2) Number of IP addresses

    February 1, 2013 @ 12:46 pm | Reply
    • 1)We have no limit on how many can be sent, as long as you are not going to be using it to send out spam mail.
      2) Depending on Justification.

      Jack

      February 6, 2013 @ 4:29 pm | Reply
  15. kunal:

    can u provide direct admin with the vps//

    February 2, 2013 @ 7:07 am | Reply
  16. shiyah:

    waitin fr stock on scranton :)

    February 2, 2013 @ 9:06 am | Reply
    • Submit a sales ticket and I might be able to Provision something for you.

      Jack

      February 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
  17. Ryan:

    Included cPanel in a $3.95 package would indicate he’s not paying licenses. I hope you guys enjoy the indefinite downtime when he gets a cease and desist.

    February 6, 2013 @ 4:20 am | Reply
    • Ryan:

      Oh my bad, that’s for shared hosting…

      Sharing hosting… what is this I don’t even

      February 6, 2013 @ 4:22 am | Reply
  18. Thanks for that comment “Ryan”.

    February 6, 2013 @ 10:01 am | Reply
  19. Jack has really nice services… Used him for a while now. Fully recommend him.

    February 7, 2013 @ 12:30 am | Reply
  20. Speaking of cPanel can cPanel be added to the vps packages?

    For the price per month its certainly cheap enough to give a go!

    February 23, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      I can get it cheapish in Dallas for $13/mo otherwise you’re better off going to Licensepal for a $14.95 deal.

      February 23, 2013 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
  21. Registered.
    Got the welcome mail,
    But I cannot login to SolusVM with the login details you provided..

    So I cannot change the OS, means meanwhile the server is useless.

    I wonder where is your support team, submitted a ticket and still nothing.

    February 28, 2013 @ 11:52 am | Reply
    • Ill reply shortly.

      February 28, 2013 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
      • Yakir Sabag:

        Still no reply.

        February 28, 2013 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
        • Jack:

          Yes I said shortly, Funnily enough I can login to your solus account?

          What’s the issue?

          February 28, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
        • Yakir Sabag:

          I’m deeply sorry,
          It was my fault…
          Usually the password comes after the username in the welcome mail…
          So I did that automatically.

          February 28, 2013 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  22. Are game servers allowed? And will the $7/m price for the 2GB VPS ever change?

    February 28, 2013 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      I think you emailed us, but just incase it was someone else;

      Yes and It will never change.

      February 28, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  23. tecno:

    I’m new to linux. This server requires a license or has another cpanel control panel included where I can install eg a wordpress and a database.

    Is necessary Cpanel?, because I saw some screens in http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-xxxx-dotvps/?

    and i dont see management options MySQL or Email

    February 28, 2013 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      You can use Kloxo or something like that?

      February 28, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
      • Ricardo Scargglioni:

        You can install by click different OS (centos minimal, ubuntu server minimal and lot more) and there is a Centos 5.6 + Kloxo already packaged. So yes, and in a very easy way.

        March 1, 2013 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  24. ginner159:

    wanting to get a vps (1st time ever) to consolodate all my services into one.
    i currently have a minecraft server (756mb), 3 websites, 1 MySQL, 1 mumble voice spread accross 3/4 providers.

    would you be able to host this based in uk on the 2GB deal?

    cheers
    matt

    February 28, 2013 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
  25. Ricardo Scargglioni:

    Well, i had a security issue and account was suspended (that’s good for security).
    Opened a ticket and got an answer very fast.

    At the end, very nice customer service, they listen you. Highly Recommendable.

    March 1, 2013 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
  26. How long do the servers take to provision from order for the UK?

    March 9, 2013 @ 10:25 am | Reply
    • Jack:

      A Couple of minutes.

      March 9, 2013 @ 11:47 am | Reply
      • What should be entered into the ns1/ns2 prefix boxes?

        March 9, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
        • Jack:

          It doesn’t matter.

          It’s mainly for shared hosting, I should really hide them..

          you can put

          ns1.dotvps.co
          ns2.dotvps.co if you want.

          March 9, 2013 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  27. dotfact:

    Where is the UK server located(datacenter/network/etc).

    March 9, 2013 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      Maidenhead, UK – Rapidswitch

      March 9, 2013 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
  28. Have to say the two boxes I have in the UK were setup in minutes and a support ticket was responded to in the time it took me to make a cup of tea.

    Great start, had a play around for a little bit and the boxes are fast- network tests, os installs (took less than a minute) and io are faster than the old host!

    Great service so far!

    March 9, 2013 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
    • Thanks George for the comment, Greatly appreciated

      March 10, 2013 @ 1:58 am | Reply
  29. Matt Dinsdale:

    I got one set up the other day running the services in my comment above. Reinstall vps as much as you like when getting set up so play around and don’t worry if you break something. As far as I can tell uploads and downloads are fast and error free. Install what you like too within reason tho ;)

    I would post benchmarks if I knew how. This is my first vps and I have basic Linux knowledge.

    March 9, 2013 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Matt for the comment, Greatly appreciated

      March 10, 2013 @ 1:59 am | Reply
      • Matt Dinsdale:

        Not a problem. Do you know any Linux commands for benchmarking? I’d post them here after.

        Also to others if you need extra ram (although 2Gb is a lot) extra gb of ram $5

        March 10, 2013 @ 9:05 am | Reply
  30. ZoliBen:

    Dear Jack, I’ve ordered a OpenVZ 2048MB pack and I’m absolutely satisfied with it. This is the second month that I’ve paid and I’d like to inquire if it is possible to buy more RAM for the pack and how much would it be?
    If so please let me know where I can purchase it.

    Greetings,
    ZoliBen

    March 11, 2013 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Depending on how much you want, I’d rather keep it to the $7/2GB Mark.

      Jack

      March 11, 2013 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
      • ZoliBen:

        Thanks for your reply Jack, I’ll make my choice.

        March 12, 2013 @ 9:28 am | Reply
  31. To order more RAM would we raise a support ticket?

    March 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am | Reply
  32. Riddy:

    Pretty suprised to see that you have listed where these nodes are from. Even though the American servers are not what I am looking at, noticed you use VolumeDrive, last time I used them, Hardly anyone could connect to my game-servers. But, I guess you have great uptime with VolumeDrive.

    But, planning on buying a VPS from here. My other VPS provider has great everything, just limits my uses of the VPS.

    March 27, 2013 @ 2:37 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      Not to sure on which way to take “Pretty suprised to see that you have listed where these nodes are from” what do you mean?

      Jack

      March 27, 2013 @ 10:59 am | Reply
    • Matt Dinsdale:

      I’ve not had a problem using them for gaming. What server are you running?
      Currently I run minecraft, 2 mumble servers and 3 websites had no problems.

      March 27, 2013 @ 11:04 am | Reply
      • Riddy:

        Sorry, but you understood me wrong.

        I don’t have a problem at all, but when you reveal where the VPS comes from, I.E. VolumeDrive. I find it good to see that you show who we get you’re VPSes off. But, It seems like VolumeDrive is better than what I had experienced. But, am going to buy a VPS from here but in Maidenhead UK.

        March 27, 2013 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
  33. I got a vps from them, first i tried to install whm cpanel with trial license the ip was already using the trial license before, then i request a new ip they said NO.
    I cancel the vps and request a refund they dont refund me, i request again the vps if the refund was not possible they said they cannot revoke.
    I DONT RECOMMEND IT!

    April 6, 2013 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
    • Where did I ever state that you would get an IP that hadn’t had CPanel used on it before?

      You cancelled the VPS… Our TOS states no refunds on Virtual servers and Yes you cancelled it due to “ip was already using the trial license”.

      I don’t recommend any other provider to take you on as a client.

      April 6, 2013 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
    • You should probably have checked their refund policy before purchasing one. How is a provider supposed to know what ips have been used for cpanel? As for extra ips etc, guess some providers are more restrictive than others regarding these. Our maybe it’s the UK location.

      April 6, 2013 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
      • His VPS was in PA.

        April 6, 2013 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
      • Sure, this why i request not additional ip but only to change the ip address. Which is very simply.

        April 6, 2013 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
        • But it’s not something we state? Where on the site/offer do you see ‘Our IPs have never been used with CPanel before’ ??

          April 6, 2013 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
      • Hmm..I’ve never had to change ips before, so not sure how a price usually reacts to such requests, or the difficulty involved in doing so. I suppose though that it could have been possible to reissue a vps considering you’ve already paid for it. Maybe they do have good reasons for it. But the usual norm while cancelling a vps it’s that they stop invoice generation, and the actual service is terminated only at next billing date. At least that’s been my experience with myrsk, servermania and bluevm.

        April 6, 2013 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
        • Excelent, but they not even talk with you if you ask something they answers with YES and NO thats all.

          April 6, 2013 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
        • How else can I reply to

          “I installed whm cpanel trial license but seems to be for this ip the trial license was used, is there any way to get another ip which is not used a trial license please…”

          I could write a 4 paragraph reply but what would be the point? It would take me not only longer for me to respond to you but longer for you to read.

          I see no need in creating a wall of text for something which I could reply with a single word, We don’t allow you to simply change IPs for ‘CPanel already been used’ if you were having issues due to our networking side of things and a particular IP was having packetloss or something fair enough. But I don’t see “Oh I can’t afford the $13/mo fee for CPanel” a Valid reason at all.

          April 6, 2013 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
        • Ah, the ip issue is only for a trial license of cpanel? Can’t say they’re unfair about denying it. I suppose with these kinds of low cost vps offers they’d be getting hundreds of customers trialling cpanel. To be fair to the provider, it’s quite probable that a good number of their ips have already had cpanel trials. I suppose if it were a limitation for cpanel monthly pack, you’d have more support from then. Honestly, I’ve never installed cpanel for my vps, having preferred the open source imscp.

          April 6, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
      • Excuse the obvious typos. The auto correct on my phone’s acting up.

        April 6, 2013 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  34. Stop talking shit here as i mentionet on another thread!

    April 6, 2013 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  35. Of course not, have i said that over ticket? NO! I only request to change the ip address and thats all.
    All what you said about to change the IP was NO. Without any explaintation why NO.

    April 6, 2013 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  36. Yes and your reply was:

    No.

    Best Regards.
    ———————-
    Jack – DotVPS Senior Manager

    April 6, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  37. If i buy a vps and i request to change ip address is the firts time that i dont get ip changed or without any explaintation why i cannot get new ip.
    As i am a reseller of many Providers but never had such problem to changing the ip address.
    However i will never ever buy any service from dotvps.co!

    April 6, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
    • Your reasoning wasn’t up to scratch therefore I rejected your request.

      I see no issue with that, I’m sure other providers would do the same thing.

      April 6, 2013 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  38. Do not mess other good providers with you!

    April 6, 2013 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
    • I think Jake is very much strict with their TOS. I was thinking to take one from DotVPS but it seems that it will make problems later on for their TOS ! :D

      April 6, 2013 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
      • My name is Jack not Jake and by the looks of your twitter you have had issues with other providers so it looks like you don’t like following Terms of service?

        April 6, 2013 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  39. April 6, 2013 @ 6:48 pm | Reply
    • That was a silly issue. Also, they didn’t mention that changing email address on Account is a violate of rules, but they took it as a violation. I read full TOS everytime I sign up with anyone. But, it wasn’t mention there. I can’t imagine that if a Customer gets DDoSed, what do you do with him. Terminate him just on the moment ?? It makes me frightening ! :o

      April 6, 2013 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
      • George Wych:

        DotVPS is the most useful out of any of the providers I have used when I had issues with DDoS attacks towards my sites.

        April 6, 2013 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
  40. paul:

    jack is very helpful if anything goes wrong and always informs you of any upcoming issues , DOT vps is the best provider i have rented from and at this price what more could you want .
    Good servers
    Good network
    and best of all Good support

    June 3, 2013 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  41. Mads:

    Don’t ever buy from this Company. The Owner “Jack” have been ddosing me for 48 hours and terminated my accounts without any reasons.

    Hes just a skid. Horrible Company!

    August 1, 2013 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
    • User is just mad he can no longer attack our website, The user was suspended for sending an attack from his VPS, he then contacted us about it saying he didn’t, when we looked into it fair enough the last login was different to all the others so we lifted the suspension after this another attack was launched from his VPS so we terminated him. Ever since this user has been launching attacks against our webserver.

      August 1, 2013 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  42. Mads:

    DotSHIT !

    August 1, 2013 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

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