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ElectricByte - $5.95/month 2GB and $3.75/month 1GB OpenVZ VPS in San Jose

ElectricByteEric, from ElectricByte, recently sent in another offer to LowEndBox, this time with a 1GB and 2GB VPS! 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

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 15GB SAS Disk space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3.75/Month
  • $25/Year | Order link

ElectricByte has been around a while providing Minecraft hosting and have recently expanded into the VPS market. They get their servers from ColoCrossing and this offer is located in San Jose, CA, USA. As with all fairly 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. black:

    Man that picture alignment is not good for my OCD.

    December 22, 2013 @ 6:30 am | Reply
    • Maarten Kossen:

      Whoops. The CSS class I set on it disappeared, apparently. Fixed now!

      December 22, 2013 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  2. alex:

    Only 15GB harkdisk?What a joke.

    December 22, 2013 @ 7:13 am | Reply
    • Steven:

      Posting stuff like this someone’s offer, what a joke!

      December 22, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
      • EB-Eric:

        ElectricByte uses SAS RAID10 storage while other hosts use regular SATA drives (which are not ideal for disk I/O in VPS environments)

        ElectricByte provides excellent performance with SAS drives.

        We’d be happy to combine two (or multiple) plans for you.

        December 23, 2013 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
  3. yfushost:

    In China the download speed is very good, a little disk space, overall still very good!

    December 22, 2013 @ 9:29 am | Reply
  4. Fix the image alignment :)

    December 22, 2013 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  5. Hi, I would like to know what is the cost to add additional IPs and bandwidth?

    December 22, 2013 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      IPs are billed at $1.49/month each.

      Bandwidth is $3.50/month per TB

      December 23, 2013 @ 11:14 pm | Reply
  6. How about the CPU Cores?

    December 23, 2013 @ 9:45 am | Reply
    • EB-Eric:

      Both plans include access to 4 cores :-)

      December 23, 2013 @ 11:14 pm | Reply
  7. Hi.

    it seems to be cheapest offer there

    how much cpu core per vps?


    December 23, 2013 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
  8. ahmiq:

    umm how much is the avg I/O?

    December 24, 2013 @ 2:07 am | Reply
    • EB-Eric:

      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.16841 s,

      208 MB/s

      December 24, 2013 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
      • RP:

        I’ve had a ticket open for quite some time (2 weeks?) regarding this with no solution as yet.

        My host started out at a nice 200+ i/o, which quickly dropped to sub -30mb/s (25 average).

        I raised a ticket, where they said they would look into it. It quickly jumped back up to 180 mb/s but that lasted a few hours before it was back down to under 30 again. No additional response or support has been supplied from the ticket, which is now listed as “On Hold” despite me replying to it last week.

        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, 48.2881 s, 22.2 MB/s

        December 25, 2013 @ 2:11 am | Reply
        • EB-Eric:

          This was already resolved a while ago, but it looks like your support ticket wasn’t updated as one of our technicians set it to “On Hold” but forgot to update you after fixing the issue at hand.

          You should be all set now. Thanks!

          December 25, 2013 @ 10:42 am | Reply
          • RP:

            Eric, thanks for the reply but I’m not “all set.”

            I followed with a reply to the ticket showing that I’m still getting poor machine performance. As you can see from the I/O test I included in my reply above.

            December 25, 2013 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  9. majdi:

    The bad thing is there is no windows

    December 24, 2013 @ 8:35 am | Reply
  10. toqq:

    How does the “don’t be a d*ck-policy” translate into numbers? How much continuous CPU usage would be acceptable to you?

    December 28, 2013 @ 3:41 am | Reply
    • EB-Eric:

      We do not allow you to utilize a full CPU core continuously, but you will have access to 4 CPU cores to temporarily burst.
      We also do not allow CPU virtual currency mining, and the like.

      December 28, 2013 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
      • electricbyte.com is down. I can’t access my solusvm panel.

        January 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am | Reply
      • a:

        What percent of one core can I use continuously? 50%, 25%, 10%, 5%, 1%?

        January 27, 2014 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  11. Paul Chen:

    Tickets take a ridiculously long time to respond. Not getting 1Gbps uplink.
    Want to cancel and get refund… Ticket is pending.

    January 11, 2014 @ 10:29 am | Reply
  12. amit:

    I am using 2gb memory plan since last 1 month. Very happy with the server performance.

    Also the best part is support. Very quick resp once from the support team.

    I have requirement for additional server and now after 1 month of usage I am thinking to purchase additional server from this provider only.

    January 12, 2014 @ 6:15 am | Reply
  13. amit:

    The only bed part is 15 GB disk space. Apart from that every thing is good.

    January 12, 2014 @ 6:17 am | Reply
  14. Paul Chen:

    The worst support service ever. Tickets don’t have any response for 2 days. 1Gbps uplink advertised in the 2gb vps plan is a actually 100mbps uplink.

    January 15, 2014 @ 9:46 am | Reply
    • int:

      The ElectricByte website isn’t even up anymore? At least it’s not accessible from my IP?

      Same issue as posted above (Paul) regarding support ticket responses. While the VPS is still up and runs fairly well, the hostname keeps getting reset on reboot. They were supposed to look into this, but now I can’t even login to the client area to see if my ticket was finally responded to (over a week since I submitted it).

      Can someone confirm if the website is at least accessible, and if there is a problem on my end accessing it?

      January 15, 2014 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
      • It’s been down for me. I can still ssh in to my server at least…

        January 16, 2014 @ 9:58 am | Reply
      • Looks like the website is back up.

        January 16, 2014 @ 1:40 pm | Reply
  15. R F:

    Electricbyte’s main web site and solusvm panel site has been down the last two days.

    January 16, 2014 @ 9:58 am | Reply
  16. LW:

    I have had a ticket opened for over a week (my instance is not able to access any internet site i.e. google.com). There has been little to no status on what I would assume to be an easy fix as my other instance is working fine. I keep opening new tickets to at least get status, but now those are just getting closed. I am not sure I would recommend this provider. They did go out of there way to handle another request so I am giving them a little more time before I just give up.

    April 2, 2014 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
  17. Jesse:

    Unable to get a hold of anyone there- company seems to no longer be around. Filed a dispute with PayPal.

    Anyone else considering them- just avoid.

    June 25, 2014 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
    • Were you able to get a chargeback?

      June 29, 2014 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
      • Jesse:

        Yes, I made a dispute within PayPal- they refunded me the money the next day. No message in reply as to why, just a refund.

        June 30, 2014 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
  18. R Eff:

    My VPS has been down over five days now. The only response I have received so far was for the IP address for the VPS that is down (which I had already included when I opened a ticket).

    June 28, 2014 @ 2:02 am | Reply
  19. Noisome:

    Looks like they don’t offer services after you pay for them, or is it just that they are out on vacation?

    November 6, 2014 @ 1:17 am | Reply
  20. Tom:

    remove please. dead.

    April 5, 2016 @ 5:59 am | Reply

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