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Impact VPS

Alex, from Impact VPS, has written us to share their very first offer for the readers of LowEndBox. This is to celebrate they recent launch. They are giving away 41% off on all their plans in Seattle, USA.

This offer is a bit different because it uses Virtual Dedicated Resources (VDR). Unlike a standard VPS package, you can create any amount of servers that the resources will allow. You can choose how to split up the resources and be able to upgrade/downgrade at any time.


  • 4GB RAM
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 35 SSD space
  • 2000GB traffic
  • 10Gbps uplink
  • 5x IPv4
  • IPv6
  • $7/month
  • Coupon: LAUNCH
  • Order here

Impact VPS is a product of Subnet Labs LLC, a rapidly expanding and high performance web hosting company based in Mechanicsburg, PA. The domain of Subnet Labs (subnetlabs.com) was just recently registered (November 2014), while ImpactVPS.com was registered on May 2013. Both have public WHOIS information. Host nodes are using dual E5v3 Intel Processors, 128GB Memory, 4 x 1TB SSDs and 10Gbps fiber connection. Since they are fairly new, we would appreciate if current customers will provide their feedback below.

The only accepted payment method is Paypal. They are offering a 3-day no questions asked refund policy, so it is fairly safe to try their service. Some activities not allowed are: Teamspeak,mumble,torrents, spamming / mass mail, nested virtualization, and tor. Kindly read their Terms of Service before making any purchase.

Network information

Incero – Seattle, USA
Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2604:0880:000a:0002:0000:0000:0000:0001


  1. Alex Here from ImpactVPS,

    Thanks for the post Jonathan.

    Here to answer any questions.

    March 29, 2015 @ 1:14 am | Reply
    • DanielM:

      do the no torrents rule apply for btsync aswell?

      and do you have any E3’s which offer better single thread performance

      March 29, 2015 @ 6:16 am | Reply
      • BTsync is allowed

        We do not have any E3s

        March 29, 2015 @ 8:13 am | Reply
      • colibri:

        You’re like that guy who asks about if spamming is OK

        March 29, 2015 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
    • Giacomo:

      Hi! I’m very interested in your service, but due to some application that runs only on Windows I need to use that!
      So is it possible to use Windows Server or not??
      Thanks Giacomo

      March 29, 2015 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        It is not possible to run windows on these servers

        March 29, 2015 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
  2. I always like this type of resource setup. Just signed up, not instant setup, but within five minutes I had the account. The resource list on the offer was kind of confusing, so here’s a “fixed” version:
    4GB RAM
    1.95GB Swap
    4 CPU Cores
    35GB SSD space
    2000GB traffic
    10Gbps uplink
    5x IPv4
    20x IPv6 (are more available upon request?)

    Disk and network speed are excellent (800+ MB/s and 100+ MB/s, respectively). Everything else is pretty standard. I was wondering about the CPU weight option (see this screenshot). Is that a priority thing?

    March 29, 2015 @ 5:41 am | Reply
    • In regards to your question about cour weight it is priority. This is going to be adjusted in a future module update to be more uniform.

      March 29, 2015 @ 8:15 am | Reply
  3. pete:

    The accpectable use policy smells fishy. Everyone should read there ToS…

    Examples of unacceptable content or links:

    Minecraft and its variations.
    Chobots, Starbound, Runescape
    Teamspeak and Mumble
    Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
    Port scanning
    Torrents (private torrents are allowed (must limit speed)
    Illegal downloads/Piracy
    Virtual currency (*coin) mining
    IP spoofing
    Fake/Replica product websites
    World Community Grid
    HYIP websites
    Booter/Stresser websites
    HitLeap or any artificial traffic creation
    iBusinessPromoter or similar software
    Chinese private game servers or websites
    Nested Virtualization
    Any high CPU, IO and network usage
    Spam / Mass Mail

    Now I understand most of it, but voice servers? Minecraft? Let me guess all video games? Then to top it off any high CPU or network or IO usage?

    If you don’t want people doing that sounds like some serious performance problems, packet loss, or something. Teamspeak uses like 2-1 percent cpu and 300mb ram with about 30 people. So nothing with large amounts of ram? Why?? You are stating 4gb dedicated. Im calling bs.

    Unless policy is changed or I get a good reason I’m calling this company out, they are up to something fishy.

    March 29, 2015 @ 8:44 am | Reply
    • colibri:

      Those customers bring all kinds of issues like DDOS?

      March 29, 2015 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      All video games are not banned. The items listed that are banned are banned because of our experiences of the abuse they bring. Minecraft has attracted numerous network attacks and destroys disk I/O. Voice servers often get attacked and we have experienced that first hand. While other providers may not list such things we do specific spell out more to make things more clear for those signing up. We protect the performance and stability of our customers by denying the usage of those applications.

      You can use your full RAM at any time.

      If you have any other further questions or concerns feel free to email me personally: alex[at]subnetlabs.com


      March 29, 2015 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  4. Joe Merit:

    “This offer is a bit different because it uses Virtual Dedicated Resources (VDR).”

    They might be virtual but they likely are not dedicated @ $7…

    Might want to fix your marketing buzzwords.

    March 29, 2015 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
    • Peter:

      Check out there ToS.. Their acceptable use policy is pretty much ANYTHING resource extensive. All voice servers, minecraft, games… Dont recommend.

      March 29, 2015 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
      • colibri:

        No, their AUP/TOS called out every bad thing a customer usually brings on a node / network.

        Try to expand your horizons past every provider is out to scam / rip you off.

        March 29, 2015 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
        • Justin:

          The AUP gives them the ability to cancel your account, without refund, without question or reason.
          Pretty high on my list of “not a fucking chance” IMHO.

          April 1, 2015 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
  5. simonindia:

    I like the way they offer resources i can create N number of servers for different things like VPN,Webserver,nagios,owncloud,etc. it feel safe and flexible I have thought to give a server to my junior to play with it I would love to see more offers in VDR category Good Job @alex @jonathan

    March 31, 2015 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  6. Ida:

    Hi, is this a new company?
    I mean.. im going to put all of my cpanel clients here, but, im afraid that this one is not going for long (as some other providers were)..

    Thank you :)

    March 31, 2015 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      It is a new brand but not a new company.


      April 1, 2015 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  7. Justin:

    From the TOS:

    “Terms of Services
    Revision date: 03/03/2015
    Network Atacks
    Subnet Labs does not offer network procetion. In the event a customer receives 2 network attacks they may be asked to leave without refund..”

    Uhh.. what? The double misspelling aside; I question even the legality of that. Clearly this AUP/TOS has not been in front of a lawyer.

    You’re making people agree that if, you decide to ‘attack’ your own network that you are allowed to cancel their contracts without refunding them for services you refuse to provide? You provide no definition of what constitutes an “attack”, you fail to describe much of anything in fact..

    Looked interesting; after reading the TOS/AUP not even slightly interested.

    April 1, 2015 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for pointing out the spelling mistakes, they have been corrected.

      “You’re making people agree that if, you decide to ‘attack’ your own network that you are allowed to cancel their contracts without refunding them for services you refuse to provide?”

      I’m not quite sure why anyone in their right mind would attack their own network? That would serve no purpose other than to cost us money. Network attack is not defined as there are countless types of network attacks and there are more and more being created every day. Being more vague in the definition of it allows us to cover all of them in one go.

      I would also like to mention that “In the event a customer receives 2 network attacks they may be asked to leave without refund..” doesn’t mean the you will not be refunded, it simply means we have the right to not refund you.

      If you have anymore concerns about our TOS feel free to email me directly at : alex[at]subnetlabs.com


      April 4, 2015 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
      • michael:

        What the hell?

        Attacking your own network helps you stay secure.

        Are you stupid or something?

        This is definitely a ‘do not use’ VPS.

        December 12, 2016 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
        • karim:

          this is a cheap vps. if you think that you have a right to flood your so-called own “servers” which is actually part of disk slice, part of processors core, and part of ram also part of the network backbone, then you should get your own dedicated servers or co-location. of course you need to pay more, until hundred dollars per month.

          if you just pay less than 10 dollars per month, then do not whining. stop complaining.

          i am not representative of this vps, but your statements are too much

          December 13, 2016 @ 9:57 am | Reply
  8. Joe:

    Curious as to why my servers are only averaging a 50kB/s-200kB/s transfer rate. Once in a blue moon the speed will shoot up to 1.0MB/s+, then it creeps right back down.

    May 24, 2015 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      Where are you transferring from? Please open a ticket about this and we will look into it right away.


      May 30, 2015 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
  9. akirakun:

    i buy new vdr in subnetlabs but it’s pending can’t use!

    November 2, 2017 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
  10. Kevin:

    I’m migrating my service off of these guys. They oversell their disk space and the end result is I get to watch my drive shrink and run out of space about 4 or 5 times a year. Just happaned last night again for about an hour. The time before that was a few weeks ago and I had no free space for 3 days.

    May 14, 2019 @ 1:03 am | Reply

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