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LFCVPS (Loose Foot Computing) – $6.50/Month 1GB Xen-PV in Denver

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 26, 2012 @ 10:58 am, by Humza

Loose Foot Computing LtdJeff from LFCVPS (Loose Foot Computing Ltd.), a registered company in Canada, sent in an exclusive plan for all LowEndBox readers.

LEB-USA-1GB
  • 1GB Guaranteed RAM
  • 1GB Swap RAM
  • 25GB Disk Space
  • 1TB Bandwidth @ 1Gbit (shared per node)
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • Xen-PV with SolusVM
  • 1 x IPv4 and 10 x IPv6
  • FDC Denver with own Cogent mix as well as FDC’s mix
  • $6.50/Month, Direct Signup

LFCVPS have had a few offers featured here at LowEndBox and have posted a few offers at LowEndTalk. It is also worth noting that this package includes 7 daily backups, 3 weekly and 1 user controlled backup as well as free DNS hosting. LFCVPS is part of Loose Foot Computing which has provided shared hosting and co-location services since 1996, however it is only more recently, in mid-2011, that they started to provide VPS hosting. As mentioned above, this specific offer is only available in Denver. LFC run their own AS with FDC’s network as well as their own Cogent link. LFCVPS came 10th in our recent Q3 top Providers poll.

Orders are manually activated, to check for any fraudulent activity etc., they have a 7-day refund policy as stated in their TOS and they accept Credit Card or PayPal. Their Terms Of Service is pretty easy to read unlike many which is always good. The overall feedback from their company has been quite positive. Please share your experience with us below in the comments section.

Network Information:

Test IPv4: 208.68.106.21
Test IPv6: 2605:6f00:532::21:1
AS Info: http://bgp.he.net/AS40092
Test File: http://mirrors.lfcvps.com/speedtest/100MB.zip

84 Comments

  1. Glass:

    Xen-PV or OpenVZ?

    October 26, 2012 @ 11:47 am | Reply
  2. it is saying : 1GB Xen-PV in Denver :)

    October 26, 2012 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
  3. Glass:

    And OpenVZ in the details :)

    October 26, 2012 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
  4. Ha … OpenVZ with SolusVM … you are right on this one :)

    October 26, 2012 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
    • Humza:

      Hey, that was my mistake. Apologies.

      October 27, 2012 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  5. craigb:

    If the code LEB-USA-1GB is right, then Its Xen as per: http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/5544/lfcvps-1gb-xenpv-vps-for-6.50month

    October 26, 2012 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  6. craigb:

    Also, since I host with them (happy customer), I remember they don’t offer OpenVZ – so that’s simple :).

    October 26, 2012 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
  7. alex:

    This is a really nice vps offer, networking outside of US could be better but the price tag makes it a best buy.
    I/O speed : 178 MB/s
    I think things will improve after the first round of benchmarkers :)

    October 26, 2012 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
  8. Joe Merit:

    I got one of these, it is 100% Xen . I’m happily running Ubuntu 12.10 with the 3.5 Linux kernel.

    October 26, 2012 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  9. Just order one. Hope running Arch smoothly on it :)

    October 26, 2012 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
    • Yup, Arch works fine other than the network configuration isn’t done automatically.

      October 28, 2012 @ 4:15 am | Reply
  10. Toni:

    Very interesting offer… I think I need to give up some of my VPS for this price. :)

    Looking forward to signup.

    Thanks

    October 26, 2012 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
  11. Where is the test IP really located?

    October 26, 2012 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
    • It’s really located in Denver. That IP address is registered to us though as we’re a Canadian company hence the WHOIS data, however a traceroute will show you that it is indeed in Denver.

      October 26, 2012 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
      • All VPS’s provisioned in Denver do have US registered IP addresses by default, by the way.

        October 26, 2012 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
        • Keven:

          Is there a way to get a Canadian IP?

          October 27, 2012 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
        • @Keven, we can give you a Canadian IP if you want instead of the US one. Just put in a ticket.

          October 28, 2012 @ 4:16 am | Reply
  12. Indeed,
    maybe because of HE, :)
    Thanks,

    October 26, 2012 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  13. geekmanlurking:

    Is that $6.50 USD (or Canadian? since they are “registered company in Canada”)

    @ admins, it would be helpful if you indicated USD or Can when posting offers in $.

    October 27, 2012 @ 9:07 am | Reply
    • I will pass your feedback on however is it really worth it? $6.50 US dollars = $6.49 Canadian dollars

      October 27, 2012 @ 10:31 am | Reply
    • USD — the vast majority of our clients are billed in USD and it didn’t make a lot of sense to also bill in Canadian.

      October 28, 2012 @ 1:41 am | Reply
  14. Fionn Kelleher:

    Just ordered mine. Can’t wait to test it out :)

    October 27, 2012 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  15. sky:

    what server use and Ghz , can u give specification

    October 27, 2012 @ 11:14 am | Reply
  16. sky:

    How about uptime guaranteed i nott see that into the official site
    that hardware but i not see the cpu ghz ? this importan to kow coz will be effect to the server performance

    October 28, 2012 @ 2:50 am | Reply
    • We’re currently using E5-2620s which are 2Ghz, CPU usage is almost nil on the nodes. We do not have an SLA; however, I think we’ve had a great track record thus far — it’s hard to offer a meaningful SLA with such low prices.

      October 28, 2012 @ 4:13 am | Reply
  17. lnpod:

    The subsequent renewals is the how much money

    October 28, 2012 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  18. Scott Rosen:

    Is this price valid for lifetime?

    October 28, 2012 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
  19. Scott Rosen:

    I m sorry I must have missed the comment and reply above. Ignore my question, simply. I guess I m going to order one and see. Sounds promising.

    October 28, 2012 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
  20. Can I run java? I want to run Jenkins, Confluent and Jira

    October 30, 2012 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
    • 1GB might not be enough for jenkins

      October 30, 2012 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
      • That’s right. I ordered one. Everything look good and support is fast.
        Server is fast too, only Jira installed right now. I might add another 1gb ram ($5) which is a fair price.
        Thanks.

        October 30, 2012 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
  21. The LFCVPS server that I acquired, thanks to this promo, is possibly the best VPS I’ve ever been on. The discounted price is insanely good, even after paying tax (Canadian=pay taxes, obviously).

    The fastest VPS out of any that I’ve used and I currently have an EDIS, ProviderService, ThrustVPS, InceptionHosting and I compared it to a Linode, plus another 20 companies that are even lower quality than the ones named. Even a dedicated server didn’t match up to this LFCVPS server.

    The non-discounted prices are high, definitely, but IMO would be worth paying considering the quality of the server. No downtime so far (4 days and counting) and it’s insanely fast.

    I can only hope the ride stays this good, because I’m about to order another server or two right now. Hopefully I can use this promo more than once on the same account (seems I should be able to according to above comments).

    October 30, 2012 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
    • Thank you very much for the positive comments Maki. We’re pretty proud of the hardware we run this service on – we’ve been building rock solid hardware for our shared hosting service for years to run Xen on, so it was a natural fit to continue building them the same way for LFCVPS. As a point of reference for uptime, our first node currently has an uptime of 140 days and likely would have been much higher if not for a critical Xen bug a few months back that we needed to patch. I’m confident that you’ll also be able to see those kinds of uptime numbers as well.

      October 31, 2012 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
      • It’s good to hear that your only downtime was caused by the Xen bug that everyone had to deal with.

        By the way, how long will this deal be available and how many can I add to my account?

        October 31, 2012 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
        • I don’t think we have an expiry date just yet on this promo. As of this moment we have no limits in place on the amount of these you could order.

          November 1, 2012 @ 5:35 am | Reply
  22. kz26:

    Currently have a 2GB OpenVZ plan with ChicagoVPS, but it’s sometimes a bit slow. Ordered one of these plans and am looking forward to trying it out. So far it seems quite zippy, which to me is more useful than an extra GB of RAM.

    November 2, 2012 @ 12:15 am | Reply
  23. I am going to go ahead and not recommend these guys. I am currently locked in for one year and am very much so regretting my choice. My VPS has consistently high ping times during after dinner hours. It seems like they over sell VPS’s because it is fine during the day, but as soon as it gets dark, my VPS takes forever typing into SSH.

    November 2, 2012 @ 5:00 am | Reply
    • Hey Jacob, that’s very strange and isn’t an issue we’ve been notified about by other clients. If you want to open up a ticket with some traceroutes during both bad and good times, I can look into it further for you.

      November 2, 2012 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
      • As I understand there is no way to over sell xen vps. But may be I’m wrong.

        November 3, 2012 @ 6:57 am | Reply
        • Sounds like network issue rather than overselling or slowness. I’m sure Jeff will work it out.

          November 3, 2012 @ 7:01 am | Reply
        • Xen can be oversold — memory and disk are the hardest but CPU/bandwidth are easy to oversell.

          November 4, 2012 @ 4:56 am | Reply
  24. Scott Rosen:

    Ordered one. Pending activation. Hope it will be a nice experience.

    November 3, 2012 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
  25. I’m a customer and their boxes fly .

    I have an improved version of the offer ( double sized and 512 mb more).

    November 4, 2012 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
  26. I forgot to disable my vpn client when ordered and suspicious as fraudulent.

    November 5, 2012 @ 2:53 am | Reply
    • I’ve since accepted the offer after verifying with @Permadi that it was indeed a valid order.

      November 5, 2012 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
  27. Dragon:

    Can I get a VPS with 10GB disk, 1/2 TB bandwidth (rest of the specifications same) at a reduced price?

    November 5, 2012 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
    • Please open a ticket with our sales department and we’ll get something figured out.

      November 6, 2012 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
      • Dragon:

        Thanks. Purchased and got VPS setup :)

        November 6, 2012 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
  28. We’re currently out of stock on this promotion as we’ve had such great results. A new node has been ordered though and I’ll reply to this when it gets in and goes live.

    November 7, 2012 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
    • The Late Arrival:

      So there is hope still, then! Great!

      November 7, 2012 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
      • We’re getting rush delivery on hardware so it won’t be too long.

        November 7, 2012 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
        • Alex:

          I am pleased and excited! I still ordered tonight :)

          November 8, 2012 @ 4:35 am | Reply
        • New node (hanna) is up now and we’re putting orders on it.

          November 9, 2012 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
  29. For what it is worth, I have had a 256 MB plan with LFCVPS since June 2012 in Denver. This is my latest uptime reading and only shows this amount due to a re-install as I was playing around. Great service.

    14:24:27 up 102 days, 13:40, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.04, 0.00

    November 7, 2012 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Michael. You’re not too far off our best uptime on the nodes which was due to a reboot after a critical Xen exploit.

      November 8, 2012 @ 2:56 am | Reply
  30. syndtr:

    Just ordered one. Still waiting for provision, hopeful did not take long.

    November 16, 2012 @ 2:35 am | Reply
  31. @Iann_LFCVPS: I don’t think we have an expiry date just yet on this promo.

    Man, am I glad the promo was still running (and going so strong you had to put up another node)! I picked up the LEB-USA-1GB package and plan to shift a few sites to it. Many thanks to LEB for negotiating great deals for the community.

    November 21, 2012 @ 3:20 am | Reply
  32. John:

    Do you support PPTPD?
    thanks

    November 26, 2012 @ 6:23 am | Reply
  33. Just ordered mine, waiting for activation. Amazing offer, already run one low end VPS with them, so far no problem or downtime for 5 months!

    November 30, 2012 @ 2:40 am | Reply
    • Thanks Carl. I’m always happy to hear about clients who have great uptime.

      November 30, 2012 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
      • VPS is flying! I am impressed how it handles heavy Joomla based website!

        December 2, 2012 @ 3:47 am | Reply
  34. Scott Rosen:

    I m a customer of LFCVPS for around a month. No issues or problems. DNS Hosting also works great and saves you a lot of effort.

    November 30, 2012 @ 2:53 pm | Reply
    • I’m rather proud of the DNS section myself, having built the majority of it :)

      November 30, 2012 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
      • Scott Rosen:

        Awesome work Ian. Thanks and congratz for the nice service.

        December 3, 2012 @ 12:38 pm | Reply
  35. Setup a server here for my move to Denver.

    Support answered quickly, a second IP routing / networking question was answered even faster.

    IP add on provisioning time was fast as well.

    Really like these guys, about to pick up a second box. Have one setup for production use already. Highly recommended for Denver / Mid-West

    December 4, 2012 @ 3:46 am | Reply
  36. @Iann_LFCVPS – I’m considering picking up another LFCVPS box. Would like to move several production sites over to one of these VPSes but wondering how difficult is it to get additional IPs? Right now, a couple of my sites are on shared hosting on their own dedicated IPs. Don’t really want to buy several VPSes *just* to get dedicated IPs for these sites.

    December 4, 2012 @ 11:30 pm | Reply
    • You can add IPv4 addresses as an addon to your service and we generally just ask that there is a valid justification for it as the amount of available addresses is dwindling.

      December 5, 2012 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  37. Syahril Zulkefli:

    this is the 3rd month subscribing their service, so far nothing to complain. everything went smoothly.

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Syahril. We’re actually just about needing to order another node as this promotion continues to be fairly popular.

      December 7, 2012 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
      • Syahril Zulkefli:

        I’m truly happy with their service, open a ticket and replied almost instantly. Downtime? Never experienced it even once. Already subscribed 3 VPS so far. Keep up the good work guys!

        January 29, 2013 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
  38. Allows adult content?

    December 14, 2012 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  39. Chris:

    This is THE BEST VPS for someone who loves to test things out or tinker with settings. It’s like it was MADE for sandboxing. Gotta say I am in love with the backup feature this host provides. I can play around with anything and with the flip of a switch, rollback to a previous image! I’ve tried other VPS host and not too many offer this simple yet powerful feature surprisingly.

    So far no downtime and I am amazed at the speed of this thing. The only difficulty I have right now is coming up with what type of website/service I want to create with it :)

    Keep it up! I may just buy more for the hell of it xD

    September 16, 2013 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Chris for the compliments. Jeff would like to get another promo out to lowendbox soon so keep your eye out for that.

      September 17, 2013 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  40. Jeff and Iann have a very sturdy and powerful set of boxes which allowed me to max out the bandwidth usage from a project which I am member of.
    The only downside I can possibly think of is that they have their own network ( which is kind of premium compared with bare FDC@Denver and this makes it “”more expensive”” than you could expect).
    Please note I made use of double quotes intending that means that it is not really expensive but more than FDC.

    Thanks

    Juan

    September 17, 2013 @ 11:45 am | Reply
  41. Jake Anderson:

    Loosefoot is horrible. You must not be actually using for anything but play time.
    In the last 12 months we have seen 2 server moves, 1 server crash, 15+ days of downtime.
    That computes to 1,000’s of percentage points worse than industry standard.
    Our latest saga involves 20-25 second response times.
    Iann says “it is our fault”.
    Yet we can run the same program, with no changes, over during different times of the day and get 15 second variations in response times.
    buyer beware

    February 3, 2015 @ 1:34 am | Reply
  42. lfcquestion:

    Hello, LFC – what is the price for extra IPv4 address? Thanks.

    March 17, 2015 @ 9:54 pm | Reply

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