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Florida VPS – $6.99 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Tampa

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 4, 2011 @ 6:58 am, by LowEndAdmin

Florida VPS Christopher from Florida VPS emailed me some info about the OpenVZ/KVM VPS hosting services they have just opened. Domain has just been registered a few days ago for “flvps.net” with a WordPress-powered website that does not even have a logo. However they are also part of Pinellas Hosting, which has been around since 2004 and has “22 Combined Years’ experience” between its owners.

At $6.99/month there are actually two different choices — OpenVZ or KVM, where OpenVZ plan has more resource on paper (as obviously it’s easier to oversell maximize server efficiency with OpenVZ).

  • 256VPS KVMSignup Link
  • 256MB memory
  • 25GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • KVM

or

  • 512VPS OpenVZSignup Link
  • 512MB memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 200GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

NOTE: VPS plan says $6.99 for 256MB KVM, but WHMCS says $9.99. Originally I emphasised on the KVM offer for this blog post, and I think it would be fixed soon.

Servers with Hivelocity in Tampa FL, and Chris claimed that “our support department has access to our servers within 5 minutes of our physical address”. For KVMs you can also run various xBSD and Windows (extra license fee required). IRC is not allowed according to AUP/ToS.

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19 Comments

  1. Thank you for the posting and the price was fixed.

    256 plan is $4.99 for OpenVZ or $9.99 for KVM.
    512 plan is $6.99 for OpenVZ or $14.99 for KVM.

    November 4, 2011 @ 7:35 am | Reply
  2. Woo! Hivelocity, I was about to think it was a new host based off the back of FL VolumeDrive servers..

    November 4, 2011 @ 9:16 am | Reply
    • Michael:

      Florida is very limited: BurstNET in Miami, DimeNOC in Orlando, Hivelocity in Tampa and GoRack in Jacksonville.

      November 5, 2011 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  3. A datacenter I haven’t heard of before. Test ip please.

    November 4, 2011 @ 11:25 am | Reply
  4. I;m amazed no one has spoken out about their ToS/AUP:

    FL VPS reserves the right to check system files, email, and other data on our servers for illegal content and materials, or for any other reasons deemed necessary.

    I know having a host look through your files is a concern for many. I don’t recall having them have access to your email though before. That’s a new one.

    They do get a +1 though for the “Any spam gets dealt, here or elsewhere with” clause. That idea seems to escape a few providers here.

    The Share the Love plugin is very much out of place on their site. It’s even on their ToS/AUP page….

    November 4, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
    • No one because the price isn’t enough cheap compared with other providers :P

      November 4, 2011 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
      • There has to be more than just me that actually reads documentation.

        November 4, 2011 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
      • Cheap really equates quality (sarcasm, of course) that’s why a lot of your $7 for over a gigabyte of RAM providers are sinking faster than the Titanic right now

        November 5, 2011 @ 9:52 am | Reply
      • Michael:

        Seems like the “cheap” providers on here go belly up rather quickly.

        See also: W2Servers, eNetsouth’s $7 offer, vpscheap.info, etc.

        Once enough folks get burned by making decisions on their money, rather than the company background, the extra few dollars may be worth it

        November 5, 2011 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
    • Don’t do anything illegal/prohibited and you have no problem!

      November 5, 2011 @ 10:57 am | Reply
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    November 6, 2011 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
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      November 6, 2011 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
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        November 6, 2011 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
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