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Fanatical VPS – $5 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 21, 2010 @ 2:15 pm, by LowEndAdmin

Fanatical VPS Nick from Fanatical VPS tipped me with their low end VPS offer. This plan cannot be found on their website, but is available in their WHMCS ordering page. For $5/month you can get the following OpenVZ VPS:

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 1Mbps unmetered bandwidth
  • OpenVZ

Servers are in Nuremberg, Germany. According to the About Us page, the company started back in November 2009, but only officially selling the service since March 2010 (which is merely 2 months ago).

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6 Comments

  1. Jamie:

    March*

    Might want to fix the typo :)

    May 22, 2010 @ 12:44 am | Reply
  2. Tony J:

    very fast internet on first day. 990Mb downloaded in 8 minutes. :) went to an average speed the next day on at about 150kbps. i still like this vps, for $5 a month who can complain?

    May 31, 2010 @ 12:36 am | Reply
  3. Signed up, received server details almost instantly, and began tinkering. The fair use cap on the pipe is .5mbps according to their website, but this is only if you’re using the pipe 24/7. Still, that’s well over a hundred gigs of data per month!

    Abotu 180-190ms ping from the Southwestern U.S., so not horribly bad. Wouldn’t use for anything latency-sensitive, but it would definitely make a good VPS for a European OpenVPN tunnel.

    On a side note, “1Mbps unmetered bandiwdth” should be “1Mbps unmetered bandwidth.” Looks like you were typing this one a little fast :)

    June 1, 2010 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
  4. Oh my god, the irony. Abotu should be About.

    June 1, 2010 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
  5. Thanks. Spelling fixed.

    June 2, 2010 @ 2:18 am | Reply
  6. Thomas:

    I got an email a few days ago saying my VPS would be down for 45-60 do them upgrading to Gb Ethernet. My server has been down for 6hr’s now and I have gotten NO response to my support ticket or email’s.

    First, no upgrade should cause a VPS to go off-line. FanaticalVPS should have all the servers hosted on Linux KVM/Proxmux/libVirt so my VPS would simply be live migrated over to a different server.

    FanaticalVPS is NOT production quality. You should never host anything on FanaticalVPS. They do not have their infrastructure setup properly, so they can not back up any service up-time claims they may have. 6hr’s down is not 99% up-time by any stretch of the imagination. Only use FanaticalVPS for Test/Demo servers.

    I am extremely dissatisfied with the service and would never recommend them to anyone.

    July 1, 2011 @ 5:20 am | Reply

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