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OpenVirtuals – OpenVZ VPS starting at $3/month for 256MB in 4 US locations

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

openvirtualsEric, from OpenVirtuals, has sent in these improved offers to celebrate their launch of a Buffalo, New York, USA location.

Mini

  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 5GB SSD Disk
  • 15GB HDD Disk
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB25%
  • $3/Month
  • Order here
Standard

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 10GB SSD Disk
  • 30GB HDD Disk
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB20%
  • $4/Month
  • Order here
Professional

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 2048MB vSwap
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 20GB SSD Disk
  • 60GB HDD Disk
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB30%
  • $7/Month
  • Order here

OpenVirtuals is part of Intercom Online Inc. and has been in business since 2012 (with the domain having been created in May of that year); their WHOIS information is public. All port speeds are 1Gbps except for their New York City location with Peer1. IP ownership differs per location, with them either being owned by the upstream or by OpenVirtuals themselves. Please perform an IP WHOIS to find own who owns what and where. Unfortunately, I don’t have any host node information. Compared to last time, their SSHD offers have received an additional 17% disk space, which is quite nice. Unfortunately there weren’t that many reviews on their last offer, so please do leave some reviews here if you are a customer.

Mini

  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 70GB Disk space
  • SSD-cached disk
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB25%
  • $3/Month
  • Order here
Standard

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 140GB Disk space
  • SSD-cached disk
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB20%
  • $4/Month
  • Order here
Professional

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 2048MB vSwap
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 210GB Disk space
  • SSD-cached disk
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Code: LEB30%
  • $7/Month
  • Order here

OpenVirtuals accepts PayPal and any credit card that can be used via PayPal. They have a 10-day or 10GB traffic money back guarantee. Servers will be provisioned instantly (depending on host node availability) and all servers come with a 100% uptime guarantee supported by a ‘proactive SLA’. We were told that they have pre-made templates for popular installations such as: 64 bit Linux OSes, development frameworks like Ruby on Rails and web applications like WordPress and ownCloud. You can find all of their legal documents on their ‘Terms’ page.

Network Information:

Peer1 – New York, NY
Test IPv4: 64.34.61.4
Test File: http://64.34.61.4/test100M.bin

ColoCrossing – Chicago, IL
Test IPv4: 192.3.121.138
Test File: http://192.3.121.138/test100M.bin

ColoCrossing – Los Angeles, CA
Test IPv4: 23.94.247.132
Test File: http://23.94.247.132/test100M.bin

ColoCrossing – Buffalo, NY
Test IPv4: 104.168.32.132
Test file: http://104.168.32.132/test100M.bin

15 Comments

  1. colibri:

    Tried to order, can’t get past the stupid hostname thing

    > Your domain extension .8 is not correct

    Don’t companies test our their order forms before going live?

    January 27, 2015 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
    • It works. Please use a proper top level domain name such as “.net”.

      January 28, 2015 @ 5:54 am | Reply
  2. Derek:

    Welp not off to a good start.
    Signed up for VPS Paid. Try to login to control panel and I am blacklisted. hmmm Open Ticket.
    Check email… 2 transactions for the same invoice. open ticket.

    So I have now paid twice for a box I can’t use yet.

    January 29, 2015 @ 3:27 am | Reply
    • The 2nd transaction has been refunded. This is not normal and could be a hiccup w/ Paypal.

      As to being blacklisted, this is a security feature w/ SolusVM. After three unsuccessful logins, your ip is blacklisted for an hour. A knowledge base article exist via the My-Accounts page for an explanation about the different logins.

      Please open a ticket regarding any issues via the ticketing system.

      January 30, 2015 @ 2:07 am | Reply
  3. Tim:

    Eric – I’m really new at this but I want to get a VPS to open a amazon affiliate account because I was banned in my first one. Is this some what easy to operate and to figure out? is this linux operating system or is it windows based? thank you

    January 31, 2015 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
    • This is exclusively Linux.

      Generally, we expect clients to know what they’re doing. However, we will assist in getting basic and specific items (like drivers) in place such that your vps will function and will be ready to accept your application.

      Give it a shot. We have a ten day money back guarantee.

      February 3, 2015 @ 2:39 am | Reply
  4. Derek:

    It’s been a few days now… Everything was going well until I got an email that I have high CPU usage and my VPS has been suspended.

    I find it hard to believe the me writing bash scripts caused the Dual core to spike for an extended period of time… However even if it did I don’t believe suspending and disrupting service if the correct thing to do.

    Now I have been unable to use my box for over 14 hours and have not heard back from support yet…

    February 2, 2015 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
    • Derek:

      Open virtual has unlocked me. The suspension message was misleading stating it was suspended for CPU. In fact it was suspended for open terminal sessions.

      This was due to a program I have that does not close shell sessions properly.
      But a warning vs a hard cut off would have been ideal.

      @Moderator feel free to reject these posts if you like.

      February 2, 2015 @ 4:11 pm | Reply
    • As you well know, these are shared resources w/ each node containing quite a number of clients. Hence, any activity that endanger the functioning of a node must be dealt with (per our terms and AUP) to protect our service.

      For better responsiveness, its best you contact our support directly via the ticketing system rather than by support@ email or here. I see you finally placed a ticket today (2-Feb) in the morning and Alvin responded in about 1 hour.

      February 3, 2015 @ 2:09 am | Reply
  5. Tim:

    I clicked on ORDER HERE button for the $3/Month and then I’m taken to an order page that’s asking that I pay $4 instead?!

    February 2, 2015 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
  6. Tim:

    While I do have a domain I don’t know what/how to fill in the fields under: “Fully Qualified Domain Names are required for your server, ns1 and ns2.” thank you

    February 2, 2015 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
    • Tim:

      Never mind I understand that notation now… but I dont understand why I was charged $4 for the product that is clearly advertised as $3 ?

      February 2, 2015 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
      • You must use the promo code LEB25% at the checkout and before you pay via Paypal.

        Tim: Please open a ticket and we can give you a refund for the difference. Also, we’ll apply the recurring coupon for future invoices.

        February 3, 2015 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  7. why is it so hard to find a fast nyc / ny server

    February 8, 2015 @ 5:40 am | Reply
    • You mean: fast, in NYC AND *cheap*.

      Rackspace, like rents, don’t come cheap in the Big Apple.

      February 10, 2015 @ 4:40 am | Reply

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