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PieLayer - 4 offers starting at $19.99/year in three US locations and Germany

PieLayer_OpenVZ_VPS_Minecraft_Source_Servers_Dedicated_Servers_-_2014-06-20_06.12.48Haris, from PieLayer, sent in several offers for LowEndBox readers. These two sweet annual deals to start with and two monthly deals inside!

OpenVZ 1GB

KVM Germany

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1 vCPU core
  • 5GB SSD space
  • 500GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 20x IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $25/year
  • Order in Frankfurt

More offers inside!

PieLayer has been around since 2010, according to Haris, but only opened its doors in 2012. We featured them before when they operated a brand named ‘NerdyVPS’. PieLayer is a subsidiary of Zaoomba LTD and uses modern hardware with an Intel Xeon E5 CPU, 128GB of RAM, and SSDs in RAID 10 for both speed and redundancy. They have services available in various locations, including Germany. Everything in Las Vegas is pure SSD . Their service offering differs per location, so be sure to take note of the location when ordered. Haris also tells me that PieLayer is going to launch a new website soon. Compared to last time they changed their special offers a bit and San Diego seems to have been replaced by Las Vegas. If you decide to give PieLayer a shot, please share your experiences in the comments or at LowEndTalk.com!

OpenVZ 2GB


  • 2GB RAM
  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 15GB SSD space
  • 1000GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LET2GBDallas
  • $7/month
  • Order in Dallas

PieLayer accepts payment via PayPal, Moneybookers (Skrill), PerfectMoney, and Bitcoin. They have a 5-day refund policy. Additional IPv4 addresses are $1.75 per month; bulk pricing is available. They can upload any ISO you want for their KVM offering. For more information, have a read of their Terms of Service.

Network Information

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Test IPv4:

Buffalo, NY, USA
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Dallas, TX, USA
Test IPv4:

Frankfurt, Germany
Test IPv4:




  1. Foetti:

    Benchmark for Frankfurt:

    CPU model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency : 1700.500 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 256 MB
    Total amount of swap : 256 MB
    System uptime : 28 days, 15:35,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 10.7MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 3.15MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 5.81MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 3.33MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 10.0MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 9.92MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 2.49MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 4.09MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 4.79MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 6.51MB/s
    I/O speed : 53.5 MB/s

    November 13, 2014 @ 6:21 am | Reply
    • colibri:

      11/10 signed up for UK location
      11/11 was told UK not available – Germany was option or refund. I requested refund.
      11/12 “whats the transaction ID” and was provided
      11/14 escalated to a dispute after reading previous discussion about refund policy

      November 14, 2014 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
      • DalComp:

        Where did you see a UK location is available?

        November 15, 2014 @ 11:10 am | Reply
    • Molly:

      Total amount of ram : 256 MB ????

      November 19, 2014 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
      • Haris:

        Did you submitted ticket to fix that?

        November 24, 2014 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
  2. Kim:

    Got the 1gb offer 3weeks ago.
    Works great, no downtime, ssd disks, Used for private always on gui ubuntu desktop, that faster in every way than my home computer.

    November 13, 2014 @ 7:34 am | Reply
  3. Jonathan:

    Note that the 5-day refund is solely at their discretion.

    I signed up a few weeks back, put in a request for cancellation and refund in under 48 hours after a rather low utilization of the service, and was told that refunds are only given for hardware failures and that my request was denied. I pointed out that there was nothing in the TOS that mentioned hardware failures only, and quoted the relevant part of the TOS, mentioning the 5-day refund policy, in which refunds are given in good faith.

    I neither heard back nor received a refund. My ticket was auto-closed a few days later.

    November 13, 2014 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
    • So, Marteen should edit a Bit & Add “Refunds are issued at their discretion.

      November 13, 2014 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
    • colibri:

      11/10 signed up for UK location
      11/11 was told UK not available – Germany was option or refund. I requested refund.
      11/12 “whats the transaction ID” and was provided
      11/14 escalated to a dispute after reading previous discussion about refund policy

      November 14, 2014 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
      • Haris:

        As I explained to you we asked that you reply to ticket URL not directly to ( unmonitored ) e-mail. That is why it seemed that we didnt have any communication with you regarding your issue. Refund has been granted as that was one of the options offered to you to choose from.

        November 14, 2014 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  4. J:

    Just ordered OpenVZ 1GB and guess what:
    i received a 256mb ram and 10gb disk.

    already submitted a ticket, lets see how it goes.

    not a good start

    November 13, 2014 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
    • Miso:

      The same here…

      November 14, 2014 @ 10:14 am | Reply
      • Haris:

        Did you submitted ticket so we can upgrade to 1 GB? As I explained in earlier reply here links are not correct and I have asked Marteen to fix that.

        November 14, 2014 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
        • Maarten Kossen:

          I’m not seeing any ticket reply. Please reply in your ticket so I can fix the link :-)

          November 15, 2014 @ 8:07 am | Reply
          • Haris:

            I have sent you PM in LET as I thought you are more often there. Also here in comments I have posted correct links for 1 GB offer so you can use them :)

            November 17, 2014 @ 9:21 am | Reply
    • Haris:

      As I explained to some clients who had the same issue it is problem with order URL posted here. I contacted Marteen to fix this. As a side note all reported issues with these orders have been resolved.

      November 14, 2014 @ 10:23 am | Reply
      • J:

        yes, I can confirm that my order was rectified quickly.

        Until now, all good, uptime perfect just the CPU seems to struggle from times to times but maybe it will settle these days

        November 14, 2014 @ 10:35 am | Reply
    • Pex:

      I just had the same exact thing happen to me about 15 minutes ago.

      November 14, 2014 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  5. Noaman AHmed:

    What about torrents?

    November 13, 2014 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  6. Azuis:

    Any links for speed test?

    November 14, 2014 @ 3:50 am | Reply
  7. Craig:

    I’m seeing a lot of packet loss to the Las Vegas test IP from multiple servers — is this normal performance?

    — ping statistics —
    20 packets transmitted, 7 received, 65% packet loss, time 19007ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 62.293/62.457/63.103/0.377 ms

    I’d lean towards LV for the SSD but not with that kind of packet loss…

    November 14, 2014 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  8. izuna:

    Are the links being fixed now?
    I would like to try the “OpenVZ 1GB” whic is 1GB RAM/1 vCPU core/500GB traffic priced $19.99/year.
    Does this offer still there? Which URL is it?

    November 15, 2014 @ 7:35 am | Reply
  9. David:

    I’m with them since year, I believe since Christmas 2013 here on LEB. Have VPS in Germany, works pretty well. Sometimes it’s very fast, sometimes it’s not. Uptime is average, the support – seems there’s one guy – Haris doing his best. I had no any problems with them, but always could be better, which I wish you Haris! Take care.

    November 15, 2014 @ 11:40 am | Reply
    • Haris:

      Thank you for your short review and wishes. In fact there are many things planned for future and some of them will be announced/implemented very soon :).

      November 24, 2014 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  10. Dave:

    Support was very helpful and responded almost instantly. They resolved an unusual issue relating to firewall kernel modules on the host. Very satisfied with the service.

    November 19, 2014 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
    • Haris:

      Thank you for your input. Glad I could help.

      November 24, 2014 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  11. Dyl:

    Buffalo servers are with ColoCrossing it seems. A fair few people seem to be against ColoCrossing though my server with them sustains a 900mbps+ connection (up/down), can’t complain about that.

    As for PieLayer as a reseller, I’ve not heard of the company before and they sadly don’t provide any links for speed tests to ensure they’re not overselling bandwidth and can sustain the same kinds of speeds.

    November 23, 2014 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
    • Haris:

      We utilize ColoCrossings network and IPs in Buffalo location that is correct. We do not oversell our bandwidth however there is restriction for every VPS how much constant speed it can utilize. As you are aware it is shared resources not guaranteed. This is a simple precaution to avoid one user affecting others in node.

      November 24, 2014 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
  12. simon:

    interested for the germany 1GB package
    Icecast/shoutcast and SSH/SSL private VPNs
    are those services allowed?
    IPv4 over nat(limited ports) or not?
    Not for illegal content and/or traffic.

    November 27, 2014 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
    • Haris:

      You should be fine as long as we dont see any abuse from your VPS. You get dedicated IP so there is no limitations on your ports.

      November 29, 2014 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  13. eboot:

    enabled server how many days after purchase ??
    I’ve waited 12 hours, my server is still in the setup (pending)

    December 5, 2014 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
    • Haris:

      Did you submitted ticket? Always do that if something is wrong. Do not post on forums for help as we cannot monitor all the time forums over the internet.

      December 17, 2014 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  14. AK:

    I used the advertised link for 1gb and instead got a 256mb server, even though I used the code – where is the address/link to enter a ticket to fix this,


    December 7, 2014 @ 8:28 am | Reply
    • Haris:

      Just login to your client area and submit ticket.

      December 17, 2014 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  15. FG:

    Ordered server but its not responding to pings/ssh. No ticket reply yet…

    December 16, 2014 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
  16. Paul:

    Hi, I’ve been with PieLayer for 9 months now – from a lowendbox offer, my VPS is in the Buffalo Data centre. I used to be with lunarpages. Anyway I am very happy to recommend PieLayer, no problems with io or network contention to date. I’ve had good service (quick response to tickets – one today) and excellent uptime. Merry XMAS!

    December 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
    • Haris:

      Thank you for your review. Glad to have you as our customer.

      January 17, 2015 @ 12:02 am | Reply
  17. franck:

    My vps is off since 1 day, the support don’t answer …
    bad service !!!

    January 10, 2015 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
    • Haris:

      Tickets are usually answered in few hours. If you waited longer for reply it means you probably raised more tickets or bumped the ticket with replies which puts your ticket at end of the queue.

      January 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  18. Marco B.:

    I’ve found some kind of bad review in this page, but (mostly for the low price) I’ve decided to give PieLayer a try. I’m a 3 days only customer, but I’m satisfied.
    1. The VPS profile/hardware is correct
    2. The network latency is very low
    3. At startup, tun/tap devices and iptables nat table were not available. That’s a not bad startup policy, since many users don’t need those. I’ve raised a ticket (with low urgency obviously) and I’ve got it answered and solved in less than a day.


    January 13, 2015 @ 7:49 am | Reply
    • Haris:

      Thank you for your input Marco. Glad to have you as our client :)

      January 16, 2015 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
  19. redson:

    very bad company …

    bad ping + (512 ram not 1gb)

    bad support

    and here stop my vps for nothing

    finally i send him message for my money back …i wait 4 days now

    January 14, 2015 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
    • Haris:

      If your VPS is suspended you have been for sure notified via support ticket opened in your behalf with reasons why it is suspended. Usually it is because of high load, network or mail abuse. If it is not the case I urge you to send me email directly to haris.p@pieserv.com and let me know your situation so I can review it.

      January 17, 2015 @ 12:04 am | Reply
      • ok pls chek View Ticket #392444

        January 18, 2015 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
        • Haris:

          I just want to clarify something here: You are bashing the company just because you are not willing to use SolusVM Client panel. In your ticket you have stated that the IP is not working and we resolved that. That mistake was on our end and I apologize but once it has been reported we resolved that ASAP. After that you have replied that your root password is not working and we suggested you to login to your SolusVM client panel and change it from there as you have that option. You ignored our suggestion and in next reply asked for change of OS. We have done that for you as a courtesy even though you have that option in your SolusVM panel and we suggested ( again ) that you can do that by yourself. We never stopped your VPS nor you ever asked for money to be refunded ( which we can not honor as you are not eligible for that as per our refund policy ).

          January 18, 2015 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  20. Jathan:

    Apparently they don’t have any ToS. LOL

    April 4, 2015 @ 10:53 pm | Reply
  21. Viren:

    9 months into the service and they stop responding to basic technical support tickets all together like setting up an RDNS server. They up their game when an offer is launched and then leave you hanging with no support. Disappointing. More than 48 Hours and still no reply for a simple thing.


    September 17, 2015 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
    • Viren:

      Just so everyone knows, the ticket was automatically closed without any support.

      September 21, 2015 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
      • Haris:

        As far as I know your ticket was answered and explained why it was closed on first place. We do have weekly check for tickets and this is why we managed to see your problem an resolve it. Apologizes for keeping you wait though again.

        October 7, 2015 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  22. guo:

    keep going !work better ,haris

    March 28, 2016 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
  23. WSS:

    I have to say that so far I’ve had nothing but excellent support from Haris. He’s setup a few custom builds for me, and is quite capable and willing to deal with my bizarre requests.

    I’ll try to post thourghput details from standard testing on his existing German network, but I’ve had no CPU, RAM, or network bottlenecks to date on his equipment.

    December 5, 2016 @ 11:18 am | Reply

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