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OpenVirtuals – $16/year 256MB OpenVZ and more in Dallas, Texas, USA

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

openvirtualsEric, from OpenVirtuals, has informed me of the launch of their Dallas location. To celebrate the launch, servers in Dallas are now 50% cheaper than they normally are when paying annually!

Mini

  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU core
  • 70GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • No IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $16/year
  • Order here
Standard

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 140GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • No IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $20/year
  • Order here
Professional

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 2048MB vSwap
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 210GB HDD space
  • 3TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • No IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $40/year
  • Order here

All the listed plans are SSD-cached, meaning they should be speedier than normal HDD-based VPS. OpenVirtuals also offers full SSD VPS, of which the details can be found on their website. OpenVirtuals have been around for a while now and we have featured them several times before. On their last offer, reviews were a bit mixed with some people complaining about slow nodes. Eric tells me any issues back then should have been fixed now. OpenVirtuals provides a 100% uptime guarantee with a generous SLA and boasts several turn-key templates for popular applications. If you’re a customer at OpenVirtuals, we’d love to hear from you and whether they’ve improved since the last time we’ve featured them!

PayPal is the only available payment method, though most credit cards should be accepted by PayPal as well. They have a 10-day or 10GB transfer (whichever comes first) money-back guarantee, which I presume it for new customers only. Additional IPv4 are available; no word on the availability of IPv6 yet. For all the details about guarantees and other things, please read their Terms of Service!

Network information

ColoCrossing – Dallas, TX, USA
Test IPv4: 198.23.133.4
Test file: http://198.23.133.4/test100M.bin

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

25 Comments

  1. James:

    No bitcoin payment option?

    May 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  2. Jambrosi:

    Is the traffic per year or per month?

    May 30, 2015 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  3. Ram:

    You are the only one that offers the swap as it should be. The swap should double the ram.

    May 30, 2015 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  4. BA-Corey:

    Hmm… they’ve been posted 3 times this year already within 5 months.

    May 31, 2015 @ 3:36 am | Reply
    • We’re growing and we want to spread the love/deals.

      June 2, 2015 @ 3:05 am | Reply
  5. Yonghang:

    Is it 80g*N or 70g*N for the storage? Eg. 240g for professional on website.

    How much is the cost for renting cPanel?

    Thanks.

    May 31, 2015 @ 6:20 am | Reply
    • What do you mean by “g*N”? Storage is in GB and as advertised.

      We don’t have cPanel.

      June 2, 2015 @ 3:03 am | Reply
  6. Jason:

    Is private torrent allowed? Thanks.

    June 1, 2015 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
  7. crk:

    Can you put some IO test please ?

    June 2, 2015 @ 5:06 am | Reply
  8. rick:

    From your AUP:


    What we consider abuse of service resources:

    An application that excessively uses service resources (e.g. CPU cycles, disk IO)

    Does that mean no game servers?

    June 2, 2015 @ 8:06 am | Reply
    • Most likely not. Resources are shared. This policy is in place to maintain a high level of service for our clients.

      June 4, 2015 @ 5:37 am | Reply
  9. crk:

    Can you run and copy here some benchmarks of the pro service?

    June 4, 2015 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
  10. Fister:

    are TeamSpeak 3 servers allowed? If so, what is your refund policy? Interested in buying, but If there is packet loss I’ll want a refund.

    June 6, 2015 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
    • We don’t recommend running TS servers. We strictly manage our nodes for cpu load. Containers/VMs adversely affecting the node are squashed per out AUP.

      We have a 10 day or 10 GB trial – Money Back Guarantee.

      June 8, 2015 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
  11. whattheflux:

    Just wanted to say I’ve been using the $20/year VPS for one week now and I’m very happy with the responsiveness and the speed of the server.

    June 8, 2015 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  12. JB:

    Hmmm.. Always Out of stock :(

    June 16, 2015 @ 8:23 am | Reply
    • Alvin:

      Hi JB,

      Thank you for your interest in OpenVirtuals. I just wanted to let you know we have added more stock for our Dallas location and you can use the promo again.

      June 19, 2015 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  13. John:

    What type of RAID is the disc space backed by?

    June 22, 2015 @ 11:40 am | Reply
    • Alvin:

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your interest in OpenVirtuals.

      We use RAID1.

      June 24, 2015 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
  14. Planet37:

    Pros: Good support. They responded my help ticket and communications either same day or next day. Everything seems to perform well for the price !!

    Cons: They require that you use Paypal. (not the best for small businesses)

    July 7, 2015 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

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