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FST Servers – $4/Month 512MB Xen VPS in Chicago

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 27, 2013 @ 10:26 am, by Liam

Brendan, from FST Servers, has sent in his first offer for LowEndBox readers.

VM-2

  • 512MB RAM
  • 20GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 1 vCPU Core
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Burstable Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Xen/Custom panel
  • $4.00/Month – Coupon FST4LEB
  • Order Link

FST Servers LLP, are a registered Limited Liability Partnership in Illinois, USA. They were established in mid-2009 as a small hosting company for a limited number of customers but it “quickly became apparent that there was a sizable market for low-cost, high-quality VPS hosting”. FST Servers have been featured on LowEndBox twice before in 2011. Most providers on here use SolusVM but FST have their own custom coded control panel. From the pictures on their documentation wiki, it doesn’t look half bad. 96MB did an in-depth review of their service back in June 2011.

FST Servers tells us that they should be IPv6 connected within a few months. As for payment, they accept all major credit cards and provide a 5 day money back guarantee. FST allow “reasonable” VPN/Tor usage, IRC may be allowed on request but Adult is strictly prohibited. You can view their Terms of Service here and their Acceptable Usage Policy here.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Continuum Datacenter in Chicago, Illinois.

Test IPv4: 74.119.216.153
Test file: http://74.119.216.153/100mb.test

20 Comments

  1. good price ! very nice !

    give a call to the vps hero(chicagovps.net), we need to listen to what he would say,O(∩_∩)O…

    January 27, 2013 @ 10:39 am | Reply
  2. imnpc:

    Payment failed. Discount code is not valid or has expired.
    only for new user ?
    My account no VM..

    January 27, 2013 @ 10:43 am | Reply
    • Please try again. It should go through now.

      January 27, 2013 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
    • Richard:

      Try this code FST4LIFE. I am also a new customer but the only payment is credit card =)

      January 27, 2013 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
  3. Richard:

    Hey Joe, can i use paypal?

    January 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
    • Richard, please setup an new FST Control Panel account and then email us (admin AT fstserver DOT com) with your request. We’ll set it up for you then.

      January 27, 2013 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  4. I snatched one a few years ago, these guys are awesome and I would definitely recommend again.

    January 27, 2013 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
  5. fangy:

    I guess it might be better to allow direct payment via paypal :)

    January 28, 2013 @ 3:39 am | Reply
    • Hi fangy – if you’d like to set up a PayPal subscription payment, please contact us at admin (AT) fstservers (DOT) com.

      Brendan Fusco
      FST Servers LLP

      January 28, 2013 @ 3:44 am | Reply
  6. Thanks for featuring 96MB again on the posting, if anyone has any question about the review, please let me know!

    January 28, 2013 @ 4:19 am | Reply
  7. Ricardo:

    With the coupon is 4$/month until cancell or for some time?

    About ports -> I want to have a private (personal) ssh (to bypass firewall) from south america. Is that okay?

    January 28, 2013 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
    • The coupon will make the price $4.00/month for the life of the VPS (until you cancel it).

      Yes, the machine would be usable for SSH tunneling.

      Brendan Fusco
      FST Servers LLP

      January 28, 2013 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
  8. Tyler:

    I signed up and this is a heck of a deal! I previously had a shared hosting account with Bluehost. The speed increase I have seen is up to 10X faster and its nice to have a static IP. Thanks for this post.

    January 29, 2013 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the compliment, Tyler – we’re glad you are enjoying our services.

      Brendan Fusco
      FST Servers LLP

      January 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  9. charos:

    # cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 2500.070
    cache size : 6144 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu de tsc msr pae cx8 sep cmov pat clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht nx constant_tsc up aperfmperf pni ssse3 sse4_1 hypervisor
    bogomips : 5000.14
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

    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, 8.54081 s, 106 MB/s

    wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    (61.8 MB/s) - 100mb.test saved

    unixbench-5.1.2# ./Run
    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 12995697.3 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone 2421.8 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput 1755.0 lps (29.9 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 332277.8 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 89669.0 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 665476.7 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput 506723.8 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching 63974.5 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation 3022.1 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 3276.3 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 430.3 lpm (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead 603590.3 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

    System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 12995697.3 1113.6
    Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 2421.8 440.3
    Execl Throughput 43.0 1755.0 408.1
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 332277.8 839.1
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 89669.0 541.8
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 665476.7 1147.4
    Pipe Throughput 12440.0 506723.8 407.3
    Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 63974.5 159.9
    Process Creation 126.0 3022.1 239.9
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 3276.3 772.7
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 430.3 717.1
    System Call Overhead 15000.0 603590.3 402.4
    ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score 516.9

    January 30, 2013 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  10. Dean:

    Any valid discount codes available right now? I am looking to learn Linux and would like an affordable sanbox to play in.

    March 7, 2013 @ 3:12 am | Reply
  11. lyp:

    Coupon FST4LEB Effective?

    1GB I can use?

    April 16, 2013 @ 6:02 am | Reply

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