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Fanatical VPS - $6/3 Months 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany

Fanatical VPS Nick from Fanatical VPS has emailed me their current birthday promotion. They have hit the 1 year mark (and 10 months since we last featured them), and they have updated all their plans + pricing. Moreover use coupon code oneyear to get 20% off recurring discount. Their low end package is now $6/quarter via this direct sign up link.

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 1Mbps unmetered bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in Nuremberg, Germany (Hetzner, test IP: de.speedtest.fanaticalvps.com). While it’s a nice VPS package, I guess people might be turned off by its relatively small pipe. I’ll rather get 200GB/month at 10Mbps, than 1Mbps unmetered (which would give you 330GB/month when you saturate the link). You should be able to get more info about the owner here.

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  1. NOOOOOOO! Another offer NOOOOOOOOO

    I don’t have boxes in Germany…..

    March 21, 2011 @ 4:16 am | Reply
    • id:

      seems like this LEB site makes you broke? :P :P :P

      March 21, 2011 @ 4:21 am | Reply
    • Hmmm what means broke? xD

      Cry? or… spending so much money :P

      The two things happen to me xDDDDD

      March 21, 2011 @ 4:32 am | Reply
      • you should test this. and add this as your collections

        March 21, 2011 @ 4:56 am | Reply
      • C’mon. You know you want to beat Hanh and Snape to become the person with the MOST low end boxes. Don’t you?! Yes you know you want it…

        March 21, 2011 @ 5:55 am | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          I have 50 VPSs, do I win?

          March 21, 2011 @ 7:29 am | Reply
        • rm:


          Yes, you win! and the prize is… a VPS! :D

          March 21, 2011 @ 7:50 am | Reply
        • I thought I had too many with 14 VPSs especially considering I only use 3 of them.

          March 21, 2011 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
        • @Daniel That is freaking insane! But surely you have clients in that machines. I just host some websites, and a lot of games n_n

          March 21, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
        • yeah this is not expensive. i know you want it.lol

          March 21, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          I think I would beat Hanh and Snape. And even Daniel if “highendvps” or “mediumend” vps’s are counting too :D

          March 21, 2011 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Daniel @ LowEndTalk no. You have them too many with one company. This doesn’t count :)

          March 22, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
      • And the most game servers in the world too HAHAHA

        March 21, 2011 @ 6:28 am | Reply
        • circus:

          What game servers? can I join.. ^_^

          March 21, 2011 @ 6:53 am | Reply
        • If you want


          I have like 10 instances of that.

          If you get interested, find the “TLWS” servers in game n_n

          March 21, 2011 @ 8:12 am | Reply
        • Could have a LowEndBox frag-fest, where customers get to nail the deadpool providers :)

          March 21, 2011 @ 8:47 am | Reply
        • LOL, I want to frag vpstree! Interesting xDDDD

          BTW, as you supposed, I got this. Too much ram, and wanted to try some games :P but something sucks… I/O

          # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k conv=fdatasync count=1K
          1024+0 records in
          1024+0 records out
          67108864 bytes (67 MB) copied, 9.8905 s, 6.8 MB/s

          Sometimes it drops to 1MB/s. Anyway, maybe a ramdisk can do the job.

          In other details..

          model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         920  @ 2.67GHz
          cpu MHz         : 2673.385

          4 cores. Insane n_n Take a look here http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/383663

          About the network, the speed is in the 10MB/s (have not tried upload to the machine). Ping 200 ms from Mexico. And SolusVM says I have 150GB of traffic o_O

          For me is a 7/10 xD (i/o… I/OOOOOO!!!!!!)

          March 21, 2011 @ 9:07 am | Reply
        • rm:


          “Please note while it appears there are limits in the control panel, these limits may be bypassed with no issue. They are simply there for internal monitoring purposes, you can safely ignore them. ”

          And btw they do have wiki, blog and twitter, which are all very good signs regarding their competence/reliability.

          March 21, 2011 @ 9:30 am | Reply
        • Yes I read that, all are unmetered. Just writing what I can see :P

          March 21, 2011 @ 9:41 am | Reply
        • A note on the IO load: I wasn’t actually expecting this offer to go live on the site so soon, nor expecting such great reception. As a result we’ve actually over-filled a node with all the new super-micro’s. I’m now in the process of contacting those of you who just bought them to see if you’d be willing to move over.

          March 21, 2011 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
  2. rm:

    According to http://fanaticalvps.com/legal-network.php, “All VPS’s come with an unmetered, shared 100mbps connection.” And the 1 MBps is not a hard automatically enforced limit, but rather a soft guideline. So if this is true, you can kinda assume you have the 100 MBit port and about 300 GB of transfer, but then they may contact you if you try to burn all of it too fast.

    Good to see TOS/AUP not forbid IRC: http://fanaticalvps.com/legal.php

    Also, I wonder if IPv6 is available.

    March 21, 2011 @ 5:57 am | Reply
    • You can use the ‘fair usage’ as quickly as you like, note it’s .5 on the super-micro, although 300GB would generally be fine, we normally just contact people who are about 200% over the ‘fair usage’ and either ask them to upgrade or simply enforce the fair usage speed on them (.5 on the super-micro, 1,5,10 on the rest).

      IPv6 should be coming sometime this week, I’ve got it all setup on the test node working. There are a few limitations caused by OpenVZ though.

      March 21, 2011 @ 3:24 pm | Reply
    • Dekken:

      I contacted their support team, and I have been told it is restricted to 1mbps..so I am not sure how the guy above got 10mbps or so.

      March 21, 2011 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
  3. rex:

    can you please add one more column in your list of cheap vps?
    ‘established since… (month, year)’


    March 21, 2011 @ 7:44 am | Reply
  4. Spo0lsh:

    Please update/write here when You add the IPv6 native connections.

    March 21, 2011 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
  5. We have now added IPv6 to all nodes, and new orders will be auto-provisioned an IPv6 address alongside an IPv4 :)

    March 22, 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
  6. Dekken:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k conv=fdatasync count=1K
    1024+0 records in
    1024+0 records out
    67108864 bytes (67 MB) copied, 0.702142 s, 95.6 MB/s

    4 cores of:

    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         950  @ 3.07GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 3074.407
    cache size      : 8192 KB

    Pretty good for the price I would say.
    100mbps line.

    March 22, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
    • Dekken:

      Was 100mbps for the first 30 minutes or so.
      50kbps now.

      March 22, 2011 @ 5:43 pm | Reply
      • 50kbps? You should be able to push way more than that, the package is no longer limited @1mbit and can use the full 100.

        March 27, 2011 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
  7. innya:

    It is tempting :).

    March 22, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
  8. I already have the $7.5/mo one….

    March 24, 2011 @ 6:02 am | Reply
  9. Andrew:

    Signed up 3 days ago and still no email. ;(

    March 25, 2011 @ 3:21 am | Reply
  10. Note to everyone: we’ve upgraded the package so the super-micro comes with a 100mbit connection with 1mbit fair usage.

    March 26, 2011 @ 12:04 am | Reply
    • Potential Customer:

      Is $2 a lifetime offer if I sign up shortly and stay on the same package?

      March 27, 2011 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  11. I’ve got it. Perfomance is good to host some sites with LAMP. I am satisfied this service.

    March 26, 2011 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
  12. justmoi:

    This host is the definition of ‘you get what your paid for’. cheap price, cheap service. Cancelled!

    April 11, 2011 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
    • Are you a client of ours? I don’t know of any poor service recently or unhappy clients…

      April 11, 2011 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      justmoi, can you tell us more about that? Because I think that I actually got more than I expected – decent server performance + helpful, kind ticket response. So far no issues.

      April 23, 2011 @ 12:36 am | Reply
  13. Jorge:

    I just purchased 1 month :) the $5.00 testing it

    April 12, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply
  14. Vlad C:

    This is my 2 month review of this plan and I gotta say, I’m really impressed! I haven’t had a network downtime AT ALL, no reboots at all, box uptime is 59 days. Speed has been very nice, I had some problems in the beginning with someone’s VPS on the box ‘bogging up the nic’ but it was fixed pretty fast.
    so, to give some numbers:
    network and hardware stability: 10/10
    network speed: 9/10
    price: 10/10

    my only regret is that this offer has ended and I can’t get any new boxes.

    May 31, 2011 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
    • Vlad C:

      oh, forgot to add, I’m on node Candy/Nuremberg, Germany

      May 31, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
      • Dekken:

        I am on the same node, and everything is just perfect.
        Fast disk I/O and download speeds, it never hangs.
        And the sites I tried to host there are super fast.
        Will continue with them 100%.

        June 13, 2011 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
      • +1

        Totally agree, Jimmy is doing an impressive job.

        June 13, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
    • We do the best we can :) Most of the ‘older’ nodes are very much stable, it’s always the newer nodes which suffer unfortunately; the occasional customer who beleives a VPS is on par or more powerful than a full server.

      June 14, 2011 @ 5:57 am | Reply
      • Birdian:

        How much nodes do you have, can you setup a status page like munin?

        June 14, 2011 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
  15. Thomas:

    I got an email a few days ago saying my VPS would be down for 45-60 mins 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 @ 5:39 am | Reply
    • We’re a small company providing low-priced VPS, you really can’t expect us to have the infrastructure you are talking of, we aren’t big enough. We do our best to get you 100% uptime, and we regularly do on most nodes, however sometimes things do break.

      July 1, 2011 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
  16. Ray:

    Have had them for about 6 months now, solid service, definitely renewing.

    August 30, 2011 @ 12:09 am | Reply

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