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ElectricByte - $48/year 2GB OpenVZ and $14/year 256MB OpenVZ in San Jose

ElectricByteEric, from ElectricByte, recently sent in an offer to LowEndBox regarding their VPS launch! I’ve got two great annual offers I can share with you.


  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 15GB SAS Disk space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5.95/Month
  • $48/Year | Order link

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 5GB SAS Disk space
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $2/month
  • $14/Year | Order link

ElectricByte has been around since the start of 2013 proving Minecraft hosting and are today expanding into the VPS market. They get their servers from ColoCrossing and this offer is located in San Jose, CA, USA. As with all new hosts, be sure to share your experiences with them here or over at LowEndTalk. All of ElectricByte’s servers have E3 CPUs, DDR3 RAM and SAS hard drives in RAID10.

ElectricByte accepts payments via PayPal or offline payments. Everything is allowed except BitTorrent, TOR, Digital Currency Mining and illegal activity. Unlike many other VPS hosts, Electricbyte allows game servers! Eric even quoted MitGib from LET in his ticket, saying they also have a “don’t be a d*ck”-policy! An uptime of 99.9% is guaranteed.

Network information

Test file:
Test IP:
Datacenter: Coresite San Jose (ColoCrossing)



  1. sonkey:

    Do they have a test file for download?

    November 6, 2013 @ 6:23 am | Reply
  2. is there any offer 4GB RAM

    November 7, 2013 @ 6:25 am | Reply
    • EB-Eric:

      Hey Michael,

      Sure, we can double the 2GB offer and have a 4GB LEB special for $96/yr. Submit a sales ticket and we’ll invoice you for it. :)


      November 7, 2013 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  3. Lucas:

    Is this allowed post yearly offers if provider has a low than 1 year on business? (According Whois)

    November 7, 2013 @ 11:48 am | Reply
    • Lucas:

      Name and registration info changed just yesterday from CA US to Ontario CA, do you have something to hide, guess before post on LEB? :)

      November 8, 2013 @ 2:55 am | Reply
  4. RP:

    VPS order has been pending for more than 15 hours now.

    Granted, they don’t claim instant provisioning but still worrisome.

    November 8, 2013 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
    • EB-Eric:

      All ElectricByte VPS servers are instantly activated. I found your order judging by your initials, and could see that you placed an order with a 2 character hostname.

      The hostname can be a FQDN or a single word. However, per SolusVM guidelines, it must be longer than 4 characters. I went ahead and modified your hostname to meet this criteria and your order has been activated.

      November 8, 2013 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
      • RP:


        A benchmark for those interested:

        CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
        Number of cores : 2
        CPU frequency :  3401.000 MHz
        Total amount of ram : 256 MB
        Total amount of swap : 256 MB
        System uptime :   1 min,
        Download speed from CacheFly: 10.4MB/s
        Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 6.83MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 6.32MB/s
        Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 4.18MB/s
        Download speed from i3d.net, NL:
        Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 3.58MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.61MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 8.33MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 10.1MB/s
        Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 6.46MB/s
        I/O speed :  249 MB/s

        It would seem the machine is on a 100mbps port, not 1GB as listed in the post, however.

        November 8, 2013 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  5. EB-Eric:

    Hey RP,

    Our VPS nodes are connected to a 1Gb port, however individual VPS’s are capped to 100Mbit to prevent network saturation. I apologize about the misunderstanding and confusion. I am requesting Maarten to edit the specs on the post to show 100Mbps instead of 1Gbps.

    November 8, 2013 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  6. Claud:

    I tried reading through the terms of service… but I seem to not be able to find explicit answers… Is the following allowed?
    1. Minecraft Server(s)
    2. Torrents (Legal in USA content only) (Though how Foreign content is treated would be interesting too)
    3. OpenVPN Server
    4. TOR
    5. Linux Compatible Game Server in general.

    Just because it’s listed here does not mean I intend to do those, but it would be nice to know the limitations before jumping in.

    November 9, 2013 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
    • R Eff:

      I would like to know this too.

      November 10, 2013 @ 3:15 am | Reply
    • EB-Eric:

      1. Yes
      2. No
      3. Private use, yes
      4. No
      5. Yes

      Let me know if you have any other questions :)

      November 10, 2013 @ 10:38 am | Reply
      • Claud:

        I forgot to ask one last thing, even though the rest of it was great to hear.

        6. Streaming Media (local)
        7. Streaming Relay (Content not hosted on VPS, Shoutcast relay for example)

        Thank you for the prompt answers and being clear.

        November 10, 2013 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
        • EB-Eric:

          Yes and yes :)
          Let me know if you need anything else.

          November 10, 2013 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
      • I want to host a torrent search engine .we do not host any type of torrent file .our script just working as search engine . My script demo is torrentz.eu . Can i host my website in your server

        November 21, 2013 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  7. BillTech:

    how many cores on the 2gb vps deal
    and does anyone have experience with counterstrike source server on these spoecs thx

    November 11, 2013 @ 2:40 am | Reply
    • EB-Eric:

      Hey Bill,

      With this OpenVZ platform, you have access to 8 shared cores in the server.
      It should be capable of your game server, I assume.

      November 11, 2013 @ 7:19 pm | Reply
  8. BillTech:

    thanks Eric so id get 8 shared cores at all times?
    can anybody else chime in on the orangebox/source server on these specs

    November 11, 2013 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
    • EB-Eric:


      I’d like to correct a mistake. The node we’re currently provisioning VPS on has 4 cores (8 hyperthread).

      2GB package has access to all 4 cores. 256MB has access to 2 cores.

      November 11, 2013 @ 10:37 pm | Reply
  9. R F:

    Hello EB Eric, can you checkout ticket##4256185? I just ordered two VPS that I want combined into one.

    November 12, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
  10. mitry:

    After 12 hours of ‘pending’ status of new server i wrote message to support of this “company”.
    Already 6 more hours left without any reply.
    If it continues like this will make chargeback in Paypal.

    January 6, 2014 @ 10:47 am | Reply
  11. 某敏:

    这鸟鸡巴IDC,试用了一个月,没到3天就挂了,然后申请了退款,一直没收到退款,TK给客服,一直说他们已经退款了,PAYPAL根本没收到退款,然后Control Panel中根本查不到记录。感觉就是骗子一样。

    April 9, 2014 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

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