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KiloServe – $36.50/Year + $2.99 Setup 365MB Xen/OpenVZ VPS in Los Angeles

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 16, 2011 @ 6:16 am, by LowEndAdmin

KiloServe KiloServe sent me their current promotion, which you can also see on WHT. The offer is as tacky as its name. “365 Special – Xen or OpenVZ”, and it’s just 10 cents per day, although you have to pay annually ($36.50/year) and it does come with a $2.99 once off setup fee. Two types of virtualization to choose from, and here are the sign up links for Xen “BBXEN365” and for OpenVZ “BBVZ365”. They come with

  • 365MB memory (+128MB swap for Xen, or 493MB burstable memory for OpenVZ)
  • 15GB storage on 12 disks RAID10
  • 365GB/month data transfer
  • 4 vCPU fair share
  • Xen/OpenVZ + SolusVM

Their KVM365 plan should also come up next week for those who would want to use FreeBSD or Windows. Payment in either credit card, PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Moneybookers or AlertPay. Servers in Los Angeles/Pomona CA with iMountain (test IP: 74.62.152.52). Check out their previous post here for some benchmark and it looks like they got some pretty nice performance in disk IO. Their domain has been registered for 4+ years.

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86 Comments

  1. I think you mean $36.50 per year, not $36.50 per month.

    September 16, 2011 @ 6:53 am | Reply
  2. Thanks for pointing that out Nick, it is indeed $36.50/Year (as stated correctly in the title but wrong in the text body).

    We aimed the pricing at 365 days, you pay slightly less in a leap year :)

    September 16, 2011 @ 7:07 am | Reply
  3. rm:

    A hefty yearly fee AND SETUP FEE ON TOP OF THAT just scream ‘scam’.

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:28 am | Reply
    • 2012 will be our 5 year anniversary…not worth it to scam for $36.50 + $2.99 setup fee.

      September 16, 2011 @ 8:43 am | Reply
    • I think you may want to stop.. Take 30 seconds to validate the things your about to say and then realise there are better ways of saying things than shouting SCAM, and calling a tiny amount of money a hefty fee.

      September 16, 2011 @ 9:32 am | Reply
    • Jim Snow:

      Quickweb had the same VPS Offer w/o the setup fee and no-one screamed “scam” *sigh*

      September 16, 2011 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
    • I was going to make a joke about leap years and if they required the extra 10 cents for that extra day but it’s not worth it now.

      September 16, 2011 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      Please look up the word “scam” in a dictionary.

      September 16, 2011 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
    • I’ve used their VPS for about 6 months before. They are not scam.

      September 16, 2011 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
    • What happenned to you recently? You are in a bad mood like me? xD

      September 16, 2011 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
    • Go:

      Do you really think there is such thing as “hefty YEARLY” especially when it’s a VERY LOW, budget, yearly fee! You just forgot that these 36.5 will make you not pay anymore for a whole year to come! I guess you haven’t paid annually for such online services previously ;)

      @offer: I guess that is truly a great value for the money for the XEN one!

      September 16, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for your support Gentlemen.

      We have been in this business for a long time. We are not perfect but we are not scammers either.

      We have sold $1 VPS that looks like it may be a scam but the fact is it is for publicity.

      Even though we lose money on a $1 VPS on a 48 core node, it is worth its value because now many people at WHT know that we offer 48 core VPS nodes that very few (if any other companies) offer.

      We don’t make much on a $36.50 a year Xen but if more people know that we provide fast and high quality servers, it will bring us regular business on 1GB or 4GB Xen servers.

      No need to scam on $36.50 when even a few hundred plans like these won’t even pay for 1 of our 48 core nodes.

      We’ll have a nice LowEndBox exclusive special for our 5 year anniversary (in a couple of months) to thank you all for your support and kind words. The special, hopefully, won’t be “tacky” :P

      September 16, 2011 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
  4. cui:

    test ip please?

    September 16, 2011 @ 9:03 am | Reply
    • cui:

      sorry i’ve find it

      September 16, 2011 @ 9:25 am | Reply
  5. Rodrigo Linfati:

    no ipv6 ? :S

    September 16, 2011 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  6. shearerc:

    Is the LA DC (iMountain) good?

    September 16, 2011 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
    • Jamie:

      I get really good network performance down here in Australia. :)

      September 17, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  7. You new site seems cool =)
    You don’t make auctions in WHT anymore? :P

    September 16, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
    • Hi Yomero

      Heheh, the old site was ugly, we know :)

      The $1 VPS was a “scam” hahah…no not really but it was too low priced that we couldn’t sell too many of them.

      As you probably know, 48 Core servers with 128GB RAM are quite expensive and we own all of our equipment so we can’t really sell too many at that cheap price.

      September 16, 2011 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
  8. Go:

    Wow, KVM too is coming! I guess I like this provider!

    September 16, 2011 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
    • Hi Go

      Thank you for the kind thoughts and interest in our KVM virtualzation for Windows and FreeBSD support.

      We are still working on our KVM deployment, we want to ensure that the performance matches our XenPV service.

      We will be running KVM swap off SSD drives to ensure maximum speed. As with our OpenVZ and XenPV servers, RAID 10 on 12 drives will be utilized to ensure disk I/O is in line with our “High Disk I/O” as promised.

      The KVM Nodes will run off 24 cores (12 physical, 12 hyperthreaded)

      September 16, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  9. thekreek:

    @KiloServe will the KVM plans have a similar special to this plan, i’m interested in the resources and price of the plan, but KVM would made the deal much sweeter.

    September 17, 2011 @ 6:07 am | Reply
    • Hi thekreek

      Yes, all three plans were supposed to be triplets or as close to identical based on 365.

      365MB RAM
      365GB Transfer
      365 Days
      $36.50

      We held off on the deployment of the KVM plans so we could implement the new KVM changes in SolusVM 1.8

      September 17, 2011 @ 7:06 am | Reply
      • thekreek:

        Then I’ll wait for the KVM deployment.

        Congrats on the sold out of the first Xen Node.

        September 17, 2011 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
        • thekreek:

          @kiloserve how is everything going with the KVM deployment? Any updates?

          October 10, 2011 @ 8:29 am | Reply
  10. andrew:

    Hi

    I am interested in buying a cheap vps plan with cpanel from kiloserve. Help please

    September 17, 2011 @ 10:28 am | Reply
    • What help do you need?

      September 17, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Hi Andrew

      What can we help you with? If you placed a Xen order last night or this morning, we are deploying another Xen node to accommodate these orders and will be ready in the next few hours.

      September 17, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
  11. Thank you for the great response to the 365 Special. We have sold out on our first Xen node.

    If you placed an order for a Xen server, please wait for us to complete deployment of another Xen Node. We should be finished setting up this node within the next few hours and will activate your orders then.

    September 17, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
    • We have completed deployment of another Xen server. If you ordered earlier today, your VPS should be activated within the next hour. Sorry for the delay.

      September 18, 2011 @ 5:21 am | Reply
  12. Gorfob:

    What versions of the operating systems are on offer it lists: ArchLinux, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu

    What versions of these are avaiable?

    September 19, 2011 @ 1:52 am | Reply
  13. George:

    How about someone running the following performance test and posting results?

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync

    September 21, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply
  14. NiuBo:

    I’ve used their VPS for about 2 months before. I’m very satisfied with their service.So I bought it

    September 22, 2011 @ 4:00 am | Reply
  15. certcd4u:

    BudgetBox – BBXEN365
    365MB RAM
    128MB Swap
    365GB Transfer
    15GB Disk
    4 Core Fair Use
    1 IPV4 Address

    Just 10 cents per day!

    XEN-PV based VPS-Windows, ArchLinux, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu
    Addon – cPanel, DirectAdmin, Full Management, IP Addresses

    ========================================
    but where/how can I select Addon or OS

    thanks
    certcd4u

    September 22, 2011 @ 4:38 am | Reply
  16. NateN34:

    Wow…………..

    root@website:~# 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, 3.36609 s, 319 MB/s
    
    September 29, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  17. Rica:

    Beware: photo ID harvesters! Refunded immediately though.

    October 3, 2011 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
    • Your account did not pass our verification so we asked for photo id.

      Any client who does not pass verification will be asked for a photo id and valid phone number. If you do not wish to provide verification, we will gladly refund your payment.

      Thank you for trying our services.

      October 3, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
    • NateN34:

      Yeah, they are legit, not ID harvesters…..

      October 5, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
  18. Neo:

    just stay away from Kiloserve.com ,it’s really really suck,I bought one VPS from it and I have not installed anything on it yet,just rsync something to backup my files of other vps.The kiloserve vps always hang out.I don’t know why!

    October 6, 2011 @ 3:47 am | Reply
    • Hello Neo

      We have never heard of this issue. Did you ever submit a ticket?

      What is your client number or name?

      We would like to verify you are a “real” client of ours and not fake.

      October 6, 2011 @ 4:04 am | Reply
  19. I am thinking about to get it.
    Really very cheap.
    But I need more memory.. at least 512Mb. How much will it upgrade in price?
    And 1Gb ram?

    I don’t know if this is useful for you, but I test with a ping:

    —-

    Pinging 74.62.152.52 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 74.62.152.52: bytes=32 time=4062ms TTL=48
    Reply from 74.62.152.52: bytes=32 time=1119ms TTL=48
    Reply from 74.62.152.52: bytes=32 time=1219ms TTL=48
    Reply from 74.62.152.52: bytes=32 time=729ms TTL=48

    Ping statistics for 74.62.152.52:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 729ms, Maximum = 4062ms, Average = 1782ms


    I will try to find what is allowed and what it is not.

    I need to use it to test some stuffs.

    Thank you!

    October 9, 2011 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
  20. OpenVZ based VPS with OS selctions like CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora

    XEN-PV based VPS-ArchLinux, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu

    I think I did I mistake. I thought I could use XEN with WINDOWS. But I think it is not possible.

    My experience to manage CENTOS was horrible with another provider from here (Egypt). No help, nothing worked (using official tutorial).

    By the way, good lucky in your thread!

    October 9, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  21. Any answer?

    “365MB memory (+128MB swap for Xen”

    “BudgetBox – BBXEN365
    365MB RAM
    128MB Swap
    365GB Transfer
    15GB Disk
    4 Core Fair Use
    1 IPV4 Address”
    ————–
    I want to use WINDOWS in it. Is it possible?
    Link is already working, but I am in doubt about the use of Windows.

    thank you!

    October 18, 2011 @ 3:42 am | Reply
    • Greetings Adam

      Windows will not work on XenPV. Windows will only work on Xen HVM or KVM.

      We have been holding off on the announcement of our KVM plans as another fine provider has recently had some Extremely nice KVM deals. Please see this posting here for a very nice KVM VPS which we purchased as well. I can tell you that my KVM VPS from them is very impressive:
      http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/384/enetsouth-birmingham-wicked-fast-io-kvm-768mb-2gb40gb1000gb-openvz-huge-deals#Item_24

      When there’s a lull in some good deals here at LEB, we’ll provide a nice KVM deal for you if you have not already found one.

      Thank you as always for your interest in our services.

      KiloServe.com

      October 18, 2011 @ 10:19 am | Reply
      • Ooops, I said Hello Adam, reading the response below this.

        I apologize, hello “Dragon” :)

        October 18, 2011 @ 10:25 am | Reply
      • ksvcu007:

        Though the specs of the enetsouth KVM offer is good, its not at all reliable and is evident from the comments given there and in their lowendbox offer.At the end of the day reliability is more important than the specs. I have purchased Kiloserve’s xen 365 plan as well enetsouth’s kvm plan and I have to admit that I’m impressed with Kiloserve’s xen. Though I did not get a chance to log a support ticket yet and I hope that when I get to that situation, I’m hoping it won’t be like enetsouth’s support where I end up with my VPS down for 2 days and there is no reponse/update for tickets and no notification if there is an issue.

        October 18, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
      • Hello KiloServe,
        Yes, I am not Adam.
        :)
        About the VPS, I am not very good in VPS, specially LINUX ones. Like I post here some times, I had a bad experience in an unmanaged CentOs VPS, because all tutorials I used in the machine, only in my Egipt VPS did not work. So, in fact I could not LEARN how to use Linux to provide my domains. After this I think to stay not very near LINUX VPS.

        About KVM (like I am a newbie in Virtualization area.. I am an analist, not network specialist) I went to google to know more about (I only work with VmWare in my desktop machine):

        http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Main_Page
        “Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

        The kernel component of KVM is included in mainline Linux, as of 2.6.20.

        KVM is open source software.”

        In my newbie experience, I thought only XEN and VmWare could use Windows. It is good to know that there is another OPEN SOURCE possibility.
        One more learn, today. Thank you!
        ####
        ####
        I have one DOUBT about XEN and KVM X OpenVZ
        KVM 768MB
        OpenVZ 2.0GB

        Same storage and transfer data, same PRICE, why ONE HAS 768 and the other 2.0GB RAM?

        Usually linux ones have more RAM than windows ones. Why does this happen?

        Thank you again for your link and to be honest about another offer. :)

        October 18, 2011 @ 1:51 pm | Reply
  22. Adam:

    Who owns kiloserve?

    Registrant:
    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0114334299
    96 Mowat Ave
    Toronto, ON M6K 3M1
    CA

    Domain name: KILOSERVE.COM

    October 18, 2011 @ 4:09 am | Reply
    • That’s WHOIS piracy protection. I actually have no idea. All the emails sent to me from KiloServe were never signed with a name… Mysterious…

      October 18, 2011 @ 8:12 am | Reply
    • circus:

      Could it be ipap? … haha.. /joke.

      October 18, 2011 @ 8:14 am | Reply
    • I have 1 partner.

      Other than that, I have a life outside of KiloServe and like to remain anonymous. We have made it almost to 5 years with whois protection.

      We have a clear conscience of never screwing over any clients. We have a no refund policy on paper but have always bent it whenever it was the right thing to do.

      I’m able to enjoy my life while providing an excellent VPS service. While I understand the privacy may turn off some clients, my personal freedoms are just as important. Almost 5 years in business can tell you more than any whois lookup ever will.

      We thank all of our clients who have stayed with us; we thank all the providers who have provided us a business without knowing who we are. We know the meaning of gratitude and thank all who have made it possible for us for staying in business all these years without even knowing my name.

      Sincerely,
      KiloServe.com

      October 18, 2011 @ 10:13 am | Reply
      • earl:

        Hey Kiloserve, I noticed you are registered through Tucows, are you a Canadian Company?

        November 4, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
        • Never seen that reference before. While my person domains are elsewhere, the bulk of my client domains are with Tucows and I’m in the US.

          November 4, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
        • earl:

          I think Tucows is a Canadian company? they offer reseller domain’s under the OpenSRS brand. My local ISP use to resell domains from Tucows so I assumed KiloServe is from Canada?

          November 4, 2011 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
        • Hello Earl

          We are a USA company, we just kept the same registrar all these years :)

          November 4, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
        • earl:

          Thanks for clarifying KiloServe, I use to be with Tucows but the reseller that I purchased my Domain from was just charging too much that after 6 yrs I had to move!!

          November 4, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
  23. Christopher Bucad:

    i hope u guys have an automated setup after paying ( ordering ) via paypal like all vps hosting did

    November 3, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
  24. David:

    can you have a vpn on here? and is it enabled by default? and what would you recommend openvz or xen? i hear xen is better overall.

    November 4, 2011 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
    • David:

      and what is easier to like wipe and start over?

      November 4, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
      • Hi David

        For VPN, the easiest is Xen and KVM.

        The easiest to wipe and start over is Xen and OpenVZ. KVM is slower to start over because it’s almsot like a real PC, you have to install it manually. At the same time, KVM gives you more flexibility since you can set whatever OS options you want as you install the system.

        November 4, 2011 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
        • In XenPV and OpenVZ, you just press the “REINSTALL” button and 5 minutes later the VPS is back to where it was when you first got it.

          November 4, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
  25. XPHONES:

    I have just order this package then immediately make a payment through by paypal until finish.

    But some time later I check my email was not any information about their invoice,payment confirmation and anything about my order.
    Next I tried to send a ticket via the client are (WHMCS) but I was very surprised because I was not able to login at client area. I have try to reset the password but the notification is “No client account was found with the email address you Entered” :(

    Next, I try to send a ticket without logging to include proof of my paypal payment, also tried to contact them via email but until now there are not any response.

    @kiloserve..
    please check Ticket ID: 486413 and invoice #1039

    November 5, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  26. XPHONES:

    Already 4 hours from initial order and send a ticket but until now no one response. I was tired and began to lose patience because in my current place is the middle of night. its time for me to break and sleep, but still confused with order issues that no response.

    Last ticket has been created again before I contact paypal to dispute my payment.

    November 5, 2011 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
    • wtf is wrong with you? Is the first time that you get a VPS?
      A NORMAL time to get a response is 24 hours. There is no instant provision with all providers.

      ¬¬

      November 5, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
    • Good Day XPhones

      Your order was accepted.

      Please note that you did not provide a valid domain name upon ordering and that hods up your order activation.

      Please also note that we do not have instant activation.
      https://kiloserve.com/billing/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=6

      As you are here now, welcome to KiloServe.

      November 5, 2011 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
      • XPHONES:

        Many provider give instant setup:D. But I am not making issue about it. I am more concerned why can not log into the client area. I am very worried if I am wrong wrote my email when signup/order so I need a quick response to clarification. :)

        Ok sir thanks alot… Sory if there is a misunderstanding but until now why I cant still login to client are?? I have try to reset password, but here is “No client account was found with the email address you entered” :(

        November 5, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
        • Hello Sir

          Have you received your “Welcome” Emails? If yes, your information is there.

          Please send a support ticket if you still are unable to get in.

          Thankyou

          November 5, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
        • Hello Sir

          It looks like you are using 2 different email addresses, that is probably why you are unable to get in.

          I have sent an email to both your email accounts, hopefully you will receive it now.

          Thankyou.
          KiloServe.com

          November 5, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  27. Hello Sir

    Have you received your “Welcome” Emails? If yes, your information is there.

    Please send a support ticket if you still are unable to get in.

    Thankyou

    November 5, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  28. XPHONES:

    Ok .. everything now is clear.. I was wrong type my email when sign up. I’m very2 sorry for all of my mistake. :) have a nice day kiloserve..

    November 5, 2011 @ 7:45 pm | Reply
    • Hello Xphones

      I’m happy that we were able to get that cleared up.

      Welcome to KiloServe and have a nice day, Sir.

      November 5, 2011 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
  29. Any KVM offers for LEB readers?

    November 16, 2011 @ 11:05 am | Reply
    • Hi Asim

      The KVM 365 offer posted above is the only KVM offer that is within LEB guidelines. If you need a larger plan, please contact us.

      Thankyou for your interest in our services :)

      November 16, 2011 @ 11:33 am | Reply
  30. paul:

    Looks like OVZ and KVM are in stock still. This seems like a heck of a deal. Is it possible to buy more disk space? Some kind of lower performance storage plan would be fine.

    Does “fair share” cpu mean that it’s ok to actually use all the cycles that the scheduler will give me, nonstop?

    Thanks.

    November 24, 2011 @ 11:33 am | Reply
  31. Chris:

    Just made an order aswell and using the coupon code was just great.

    Hopefully i will see some quality service here with 0 downtime as soon as the server is activated and i’ll bring some other clients for sure

    February 7, 2012 @ 5:30 am | Reply
  32. Ordered last night a XenPV via Lucky7. Ran a quick dd and man i’m blazed. My fastest VPS had ~80MB/s
    This is from the new machine

    [root@vps4 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k && rm -rf test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.24538 s, 205 MB/s
    
    
    [root@vps4 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.94016 s, 181 MB/s
    
    

    Keep up the good work.

    March 3, 2012 @ 12:55 am | Reply
  33. Noah:

    Couple complaints: almost all the images include LAMP, sometimes even when they don’t say so (pretty sure about this). And there is a minimal CentOS install that doesn’t work at all. Also, backups don’t work. You can hit “Central Backup” and click “Backup”, it will queue a backup, but if you go back later it will say “failed”.

    Support was helpful quick to reply, though.

    May 4, 2012 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
    • Noah:

      Should also add, for some reason I could not install ZPanel on the working, minimal CentOS version. Did not go digging for the problem, but it just did not work following the official tutorial.

      Another issue, could not use FTP from the command line to upload to my NAS for backup. Not sure if it’s Kiloserve or me.

      May 27, 2012 @ 1:30 am | Reply
  34. David:

    Anyone more Xen servers?

    May 22, 2012 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
  35. steven b:

    Just got my first year renewal notice.

    Will be renewing.

    Good work KiloServe.

    September 20, 2012 @ 11:10 am | Reply

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