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RIJX - OpenVZ VPS in Los Angeles starting at $5/year for 128MB and up to $6/month for 1GB

RIJX_-_VPS_Hosting_In_Los_Angeles,_California_-_2014-05-31_10.44.07Jessica, from RIJX, has sent in some offers for LowEndBox readers. RIJX is a new company, having launched in February 2014. They are a registered business in Australia; you can check their business registration right here. The went all out with the launch getting their own ASN (AS202171) which they claim will help them do blackholes and eventually effective IP null-routing in case of a DDoS attack. All hardware is owned and is configured as followed: dual Intel Xen L5520 CPUs, 72GB RAM, 4x1TB hard drives in RAID10. These servers are colocated with VPLS in Los Angeles, California, USA. They even have their own control panel, of which there are some screenshots when you click ‘Read more’. I have to say, it all sounds pretty impressive. Please share your experiences with them here in the comments or at LowEndTalk!


  • 1 vCPU core
  • 128MB RAM
  • 64MB vSwap
  • 10GB disk space
  • 250GB
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4 address
  • 1x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • $5/year
  • Order here

  • 1 vCPU core
  • 256MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 20GB disk space
  • 500GB
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4 address
  • 1x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • $10/year
  • Order here

  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 1GB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 100GB disk space
  • 1TB
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4 address
  • 1x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • $6/month
  • Order here

More offers inside!


  • 1 vCPU core
  • 384MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 30GB disk space
  • 750GB
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4 address
  • 1x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • $15/year
  • Order here

  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 512MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 50GB disk space
  • 500GB
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4 address
  • 1x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • $3/month
  • Order here

RIJX accepts payments via PayPal. They do not offer any refunds. IPv6 is available and RIJX is looking to start offering a /64 to customers soon. Please read their Terms of Service before you order!

Control panel

These are some screenshots from RIJX’s custom control panel.


Network Information

VPLS, Los Angeles, California, USA
Looking glass: http://lg.rijx.com/




  1. Robert:

    Looking glass not working -> The requested URL / was not found on this server.

    June 1, 2014 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
    • Maarten Kossen:

      I’ve fixed the link. I made an error while copy-pasting it from the ticket.

      June 1, 2014 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  2. jaakka:


    Need to remove the extra spacing from the link. Other than that it works. Budget hosting for thay little needs.

    June 1, 2014 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
  3. JustinR:

    Jessica is not “from” RIJX; Jessica “is” RIJX. Business is registered as a sole trader (i.e. DBA), and strangely not registered for GST (i.e. VAT) which they should collect from Australian customers but apparently do not. From the business side, I wouldn’t spend my money unless I knew the business is more than a mobile hairdresser with a side interest. Technically it might be great – that’s not currently under challenge.

    June 1, 2014 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
    • Australian:

      There’s a threshold for GST collection in Australia. Sole traders with small volumes don’t actually need to collect GST last I saw until they reach a certain figure (can’t remember what it is).

      June 2, 2014 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
    • A Reader:

      > a mobile hairdresser with a side interest

      Wow, that’s not sexist at all…

      July 3, 2014 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  4. The Control Panel looks awesome. Must try. Thinking to have the $10 (256 MB) for DNSOnly.

    June 1, 2014 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
    • Maarten Kossen:

      Yep, it works pretty good.

      June 1, 2014 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  5. The control panel looks very interesting. I’d like to have a try. :)

    June 1, 2014 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
  6. LongTime123Customer:

    OMG. Another VPS provider that sends customers’ passwords in plain text over email! WTH?!

    June 1, 2014 @ 4:48 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      I think it is default action WHMCS takes. If you let them know I’m sure they’ll change it. Probably they didn’t expect WHMCS does it.

      June 1, 2014 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Martin:

      I always create my accounts with a temporary passwords for this reason exactly and then change it later.
      I’m facepalming when I get a welcome mail that includes my password from any site. As with other services they are probably not even aware, so I’m not going to make a big fuzz about it since, as someone mentioned, it is probably just default in WHMCS.

      June 1, 2014 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
    • wailin:

      Apply less tin foil to your hats, please. Nobody cares about your randomly generated password sent in clear text. Other providers started doing random ones and the idiots didn’t write it down so those providers scrapped random passwords.

      June 1, 2014 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
      • LongTime123Customer:

        The thing is.. it’s not randomly generated. I was not told that my password will be sent in clear text over email.

        June 2, 2014 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
    • We have adjusted the email template to prevent displaying of the root password, further more – for the passwords we do auto generate, we advise clients to immediately change once logged in.

      June 1, 2014 @ 10:33 pm | Reply
    • It’s been several years, and everytime I always see someone complaining about sending passwords in a plain text.

      If people are really afraid about their password, why don’t register it with temporary password. And after having the service, reset/change the password to another one. If that still not enough, change it again and again and again…

      Or just close the account.

      For me, I don’t care about provider sending me the password in what way. I just change it after login, change the WHMCS/billing, change the SolusVM/Proxmox or any panel for managing the server. Change my root password from console then change it again from shell.

      Last, change all of those password again every week. I just use my Roboforom for generating those 50 chars password

      June 1, 2014 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
      • perennate:

        I assumed he was talking about the WHMCS client password, which the default “Client Signup Email” email template includes. You should still use different passwords for different sites, but many people don’t.

        June 2, 2014 @ 12:42 am | Reply
      • LongTime123Customer:

        I don’t have an issue IF I’m told _beforehand_ my password will be sent to me in clear text by email.

        June 2, 2014 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
        • perennate:

          Can you clarify if it was billing area password or VM root password?

          June 2, 2014 @ 8:38 pm | Reply
          • LongTime123Customer:

            billing area password

            June 3, 2014 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
          • perennate:

            Ok that’s what I thought, for some reason everyone else including RIJX is talking about root password.

            But I confirmed that RIJX has fixed it, removing billing area password from the email template. Sending out the billing area password in email is default WHMCS action unfortunately.

            June 3, 2014 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
        • I think you’re just one of those people who always complain for the smallest of details. Usually people like that are people without their own business. We don’t live in a perfect world, learn to complain for what matters not the other way around.

          June 3, 2014 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
  7. Weytein:

    Nice yearly offers, but no longer have the trust to new providers. Prefer to pay more with established hosts, than waste my time while trying to save a few bucks.

    June 1, 2014 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
    • We’re not your usual ‘new’ provider, we’ve had nodes shipped in that we have owned for few months now.
      We mainly focused on testing our panel to ensure it was safe for launch. Which has been received very well, some great suggestions have been submitted to our dev team already!
      We kept the end user in mind with one simple login to use for billing and our custom panel.
      I assume the new providers you mean hosts who just rent out from providers, we have our own hardware, switch and ASN.

      June 2, 2014 @ 12:44 am | Reply
      • someone:

        50% (or 20%, or 80%, depending who you ask) of new businesses fail within the first year.

        June 6, 2014 @ 2:31 am | Reply
        • BikeHelmet:

          Someone: It’s 85% within 5 years?

          Still, for $5 it can’t hurt to give them a chance.

          August 16, 2014 @ 10:35 pm | Reply
  8. Looks good. Welcome to LEB, Rijx/Jessica.

    June 1, 2014 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
  9. Shivanthi:

    Congratulations and best of luck with your company!

    June 1, 2014 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  10. sundaymouse:

    If anybody actually cares about v6, I got an ipv6 address automatically assigned in the panel, and it was usable.

    June 1, 2014 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  11. First of all, thanks Maarten on posting our offer.
    We also appreciate the positive comments and look towards any feedback on our panel or service in general.

    We received a few requests via tickets on running a specific script several times as such I have posted the results here from our LG VPS running on LA1:
    # wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency : 2038.641 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 256 MB
    Total amount of swap : 256 MB
    System uptime : 36 days, 7:39,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 50.9MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 15.5MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 31.1MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.19MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 24.2MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.93MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 73.3MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 98.3MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 14.5MB/s
    I/O speed : 533 MB/s

    I noticed the offer states IPv6 is not available, this is a listing mistake.
    We do have IPv6 available as single addresses, we are looking to implement a /64 per VM shortly.
    Test IPs can be found on our Looking Glass (http://lg.rijx.com)

    June 1, 2014 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
    • Maarten Kossen:

      I have updated the post to reflect the IPv6 count. Didn’t even notice it in the panel when I logged in! Anyway, looking forward to the /64 allocations.

      June 4, 2014 @ 4:37 am | Reply
    • Will:

      If I order can I request more IPv6 addresses?

      July 6, 2014 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
  12. Othniel:

    Tried it before this LEB post, subscribed to the USD5, very stable thus far, good for personal project or even a DNS

    June 2, 2014 @ 2:58 am | Reply
  13. Do you support TUN?
    I’d like to read comments from other customer about stability, specially in the night since this could be pretty interesting for my biz.

    June 2, 2014 @ 3:26 am | Reply
  14. pedro:


    June 2, 2014 @ 4:59 am | Reply
  15. The IP in the Looking Glass is for INIZ. What’s the link between these 2 ??

    June 2, 2014 @ 9:44 am | Reply
  16. Benjy:

    Ordered the $5/y VPS for use as a DNS server.

    Love the control panel.

    June 2, 2014 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  17. Kenneth Newton:

    Not sure about their services but their support team is super active though little rude.

    My order was marked as high risk hence canceled
    So I created a support ticket and got response within matter of few mins

    Order didn’t go through even after opening the support ticket but still I would recommend it because its cheap and support team is really fast :)

    June 2, 2014 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  18. RP:

    Purchased one. Had some initial fears since the control panel was down and the billing page was giving me “bad gateway” messages but it’s working OK now. Got my OS loaded and the whole 9.

    Here is a benchmark:

    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5520  @ 2.27GHz
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency :  2266.633 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 256 MB
    Total amount of swap : 128 MB
    System uptime :   5 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 14.9MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.43MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 34.9MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 2.52MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 853KB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 25.8MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 12.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 62.5MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 67.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 32.3MB/s
    I/O speed :  615 MB/s

    Not 100% why Atlanta speed is so slow but otherwise, feels responsive.

    June 3, 2014 @ 2:36 am | Reply
  19. Jinjo:

    I wish Australian Providers would freaking provide prices in AUD.

    June 3, 2014 @ 4:31 am | Reply
  20. David:

    What about Bitcoins? Are they accepting them?

    June 3, 2014 @ 8:42 am | Reply
  21. f*cking awesome control panel. love the IPv6 too. Let’s see how it goes

    June 3, 2014 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  22. betatester:

    Quick transacitons and the system is up and running without issue. Thanks.

    June 3, 2014 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
  23. James_H:

    Purchased a $5/yr VPS this afternoon – up and running well within 10 minutes of my PayPal payment.

    Lots of OS choices (more than most providers, I think).

    Already had a support question (on an iptables module) answered quickly and satisfactorily by Jessica.

    So far, only good things to say about RIJX!

    June 5, 2014 @ 2:12 am | Reply
  24. Since private torrents are allowed, how about iroffer? [DDL through IRC or known as XDCC bot]? Just curious before paying the Storage VPS.

    June 5, 2014 @ 11:15 am | Reply
    • someone:

      This comment from “tohap” is spam — comment copied from the VPSdime post, not relevant to the RIJX post, and a link to tohap web site added…

      June 6, 2014 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  25. someone:

    A few random notes…
    1. Their web site is in serious need of proofreading.
    2. These offers include *two* ipv4 addresses… It was a pleasant surprise when I rechecked the offer and discovered that the “extra” IP on my VPS wasn’t a mistake.
    3. There is a VNC console but apparently no SSH console.
    4. VPS and network seem to be quite snappy at this time.

    June 6, 2014 @ 2:53 am | Reply
  26. nic:

    I purchased 2 of the $5 plans yesterday June 6th and am running simple nameservers on both. The whole process from signing up to deploying is fantastic. I am tempted to move other services including mail servers to RIJX but maybe it’s too soon, nervous to move so much to 1 new provider

    June 7, 2014 @ 8:35 pm | Reply
  27. bunga bunga:

    One question, will @greenvaluehost start feeling from this new competition, they said they would beat @INIZ prices!

    June 8, 2014 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
  28. Alexandre St-Jacques:

    Got a bad ping over canada(Quebec), just bought one but I can’t really do what I want with it because of the over 250ms ( Somethimes 400 and up ) . I tried on several location but all the same.

    June 10, 2014 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  29. ian:

    I’m pretty disappointed in RIJX support, or lack thereof. There was an issue with two VMs I had set up – they are NSs and I forgot to disallow recursion. RIJX support blocked udp/53 and tcp/53 at a firewall ahead of the VMs until I fixed the issue. I fixed it an hour after they alerted me to the issue, Jessica verified it was fixed. However, as far as I can tell they did not remove the port block. I’ve emailed them a handful of times over the past few hours with no response. I understand they are an Australian company but if they expect to succeed in markets outside of .au, they need some support engineers on other time schedules to be available. Because DNS for my domains is now firewalled off from the public internet, my domains are only available until caches expire, and then that’s it. This is a bad situation to be in. I guess I should have expected this level of service for $5/yr?

    June 10, 2014 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
    • ian:

      I’d like to amend my previous comment regarding RIJX support; the issue I was complaining about has been addressed as of 5 minutes ago. As I said before, it’s quite possible my expectations are too high for a $5 VPS – my background is with large enterprise 24/7/365 shops. My communication with Jessica and Joshua was productive when we spoke, although problem resolution was delayed due to time zone differences. I will stick with them for the year and see how it goes. Thanks.

      June 10, 2014 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
  30. Luis:

    Very slow network issues. I guess I should have expected this level of service for $5/yr?

    June 11, 2014 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
  31. Luis:

    Paste of network results:

    Another-provider VPS:
    wget https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
    --2014-06-11 15:57:46--  https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
    Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)...,,, ...
    Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)||:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 535287324 (510M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: 'adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip'
    100%[==============================================================================================================================>] 535,287,324 18.3MB/s   in 30s
    2014-06-11 15:58:16 (17.2 MB/s) - 'adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip' saved [535287324/535287324]
    wget https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
    --2014-06-11 12:40:51--  https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
    Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 2607:f8b0:400e:c03::be,,, ...
    Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|2607:f8b0:400e:c03::be|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 535287324 (510M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: 'adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip'
    100%[==============================================================================================================================>] 535,287,324 1.12MB/s   in 5m 34s
    2014-06-11 12:46:25 (1.53 MB/s) - 'adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip' saved [535287324/535287324]
    So, i need speed up this network! 
    June 11, 2014 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
    • Kiko:

      Luis can you repeat RIJX VPS test because I see test are running in IPv6 so just try again with wget -4 to force using ipv4, like this:
      wget -4 https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip

      and post results tks

      June 12, 2014 @ 5:47 am | Reply
      • Luis:

        Hey, kiko. Now with IPv4:

        wget -4 https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
        --2014-06-13 01:27:28--  https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
        Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)...,,, ...
        Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)||:443... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 535287324 (510M) [application/zip]
        Saving to: 'adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip'
        100%[==============================================================================================================================>] 535,287,324 1.78MB/s   in 5m 27s
        2014-06-13 01:32:55 (1.56 MB/s) - 'adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip' saved [535287324/535287324] 


        June 13, 2014 @ 4:42 am | Reply
        • Kiko:

          Yeah really slow, see below Jeck test show much better speed in same link and same $5/yr plan maybe are node different ? ask support about this

          June 15, 2014 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
          • Luis:

            Kiko, nice comment.

            i’ll reopen a ticket to Jessica fix it for me. Slow speed in a Tier 1 is sucks.

            June 15, 2014 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  32. AL:

    Purchased $3/mo plan. So far so good. Nice panel. Though at first, my order considered as fraud but quickly solved by Jessica.

    June 11, 2014 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  33. Oscar:

    So far I am happy with the service. I bought it two days ago and everything is fine. I went for the $10 a year and everything is fine. My only complain (and truly is not their fault) is that their servers are all the other way across the country. I’m at the east coast and they are at the west cost. Other than that their service so far has been truly good.

    June 12, 2014 @ 4:07 am | Reply
    • ChuckHL:

      Now that I have had the service for about a 3 weeks, I can only say that their servers are really fast and reliable. I installed some scripts to track downtimes and so far i have had none.

      June 24, 2014 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  34. Ed:

    Hi RIJX,

    Is there an ETA on when you will you restock the 5$ per year vps? I wanna get one. Thanks.

    June 14, 2014 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  35. Sy:

    order a $10/y service, currently I feel it’s better.

    June 15, 2014 @ 2:02 am | Reply
  36. Jeck:

    Hmm…I never tested my network speed until I saw the tests above. So I tested mine, I have the $5/yr plan.

    wget -4 https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
    --2014-06-15 00:04:03--  https://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip
    Resolving dl.google.com...,,, ...
    Connecting to dl.google.com||:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 535287324 (510M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip'
    100%[===================================================================================================================>] 535,287,324 26.6M/s   in 18s
    2014-06-15 00:04:21 (28.9 MB/s) - `adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140321.zip' saved [535287324/535287324]
    June 15, 2014 @ 4:10 am | Reply
    • Luis:

      WTF? I wanna my VPS in same network node you are. hahah. RIJX needs help me. My VPS network is really slow!

      June 15, 2014 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  37. brian:

    hi, can i use 100% of the vCPU ? i dont care if it’s just 500 mHz i just wanna run a software, cause from my experience that software use mostly 100% CPU while active.

    June 15, 2014 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
  38. merve:

    Are $5/yr VPS sold out? When you are going to make them available again?

    June 17, 2014 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  39. just paypal,no other payments method?

    June 17, 2014 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
  40. chen:

    They suspended my vps without any notification

    And no reply to my ticket..

    ticket #578558

    June 19, 2014 @ 7:22 pm | Reply
  41. Ruben:

    I’ve chosen RIJX as my first learning VPS.
    Bought 512Mb RAM VPS for a quarter. Hyper fast activation, wonderful and easy-to-use control panel. I’m setting up a LEMP environment to test performances on a low-traffic website. I’ll take you informed, but for now I’m pleased and happy of the service.

    June 20, 2014 @ 5:31 am | Reply
  42. couxin1:

    They suspended my yesterday vps without any notification and no refund, I can promise I didn’t do any thing!!! The worst one I ever used!

    June 25, 2014 @ 7:08 am | Reply
  43. Eloi:

    Just wondering if there is a problem if I run multiple web scrapper on the server and a personal vpn based off openVPN.

    July 23, 2014 @ 5:55 am | Reply
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