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Rizie - $5 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Updated February 2012 — Rizie is closing down according to this comment but they are giving back pro-rata refund so not exactly doing a runner. I guess low end market is no longer beneficial to them.

Rizie Thomas from Rizie has emailed me over the weekend on their new low end box offer. $5/month and here is the ordering link. It comes with

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 60GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

It’s $1/month less than before and you also get 10GB more of disk space. You have option to choose between Scranton PA or Chicago IL when you are in the sign up form, although Thomas did mention that they are filling up Scranton fast. Rizie has been in business since 2005/2006.

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  1. semoweb customer:

    test i.p for Chicago?

    January 4, 2011 @ 7:48 am | Reply
  2. scranton too for test ip

    January 4, 2011 @ 8:57 am | Reply
  3. Daniel:

    I imagine they are using Burst.NET for Scranton, so perhaps you can just ping them.

    January 4, 2011 @ 9:53 am | Reply
  4. Ahm, the payment is monthly?

    And why I can’t choose Debian as operating system? Debian isn’t the smallest operating system…so it’s a little bit crazy.

    January 4, 2011 @ 10:00 am | Reply
  5. is it for life:

    is $5/mo. for life?

    January 4, 2011 @ 10:01 am | Reply
    • I think so, but the importener question is: must I pay yearly or can I pay monthly?

      January 4, 2011 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
      • Monthly. 5 bucks a month, paying each month — which you’ll find out by just clicking through the ordering link.

        January 4, 2011 @ 9:35 pm | Reply
  6. I have now ordered the vps. And I payed by paypal. Only a few minutes later I had the vps. The speed is perfectly.
    But I must test it when I have more time. I chose Scranton, USA.

    January 4, 2011 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
    • The onliest what is not so good, I can’t choose Debian as operating system…

      January 4, 2011 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
      • MiquelFire:

        I found that I could install it on the reinstall OS page, so the first time you bring it up, you can’t choose Debian, but you can on the page where you control the VPS…

        January 5, 2011 @ 2:35 am | Reply
        • Yes a few minutes later I wrote that here, I saw it, too :)

          But maybe it would be much better, if everyone can choose that on the ordering page.

          Are you happy with your Rizie VPS? From Leaseweb I have ~9-10mb/s! And the Ping from Germany is with 100ms+ okay for an USA Hoster.

          January 5, 2011 @ 10:26 am | Reply
  7. hi, im new on vps hosting. im just using shared hosting before. can anyone explain little bit here how i set up my site on vps. it is same like shared hosting?
    1. how to transfer my file to vps
    2. how im create mysql
    3. setting domain

    January 5, 2011 @ 5:48 am | Reply
    • If you understand a little bit linux, than it’s not so difficult…but if not, than it would be very complicated.

      You can write me an email, I will help you. “peterpen123 (at) yahoo (dot) de”

      January 5, 2011 @ 10:29 am | Reply
    • JockTwo:

      Hey Jimmy, its NOT like shared at all.

      read up howtoforge.com / library.linode.com / articles.slicehost.com to get an idea.

      Take (good) care playa.

      January 5, 2011 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  8. Oh…maybe they overload the host system.
    Look here:
    / Memory Usage of Host

    January 5, 2011 @ 10:45 am | Reply
  9. How many IPs do I get with the $5 VPS?

    January 8, 2011 @ 9:14 am | Reply
  10. kersten:

    is the connection on 1Gbps?

    January 18, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  11. name:

    Offer seems to have expired. Order link is showing $9.95 now.

    February 17, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  12. People have been forwarding me this email from Rizie:

    This e-mail is to inform you that Rizie will be ceasing all VPS Services this Month.

    All users will be issued a pro-rated refund. Refunds will be Started on Friday January 13 and will be completed by Friday January 20 2012.

    Important Dates

    Node BVPS 1 through 12 Will be Shutdown January 18th 2012.
    Node CHI 1 Through CHI 9 Will be Shutdown February 1st 2012.
    Node CHI 10 Through CHI 17 Will be Shutdown February 9th 2012.
    Node ATL 1 Through ATL 4 Will be Shutdown February 13th 2012.

    Any Payments after January 8th 2012 Will be issued a full refund.

    Please do not forget to login to your Paypal account and CANCEL The Paypal subscription to our service to ensure no extra payments go through.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to open a Ticket on our support system.

    Sounds like they are only discontinuing their VPS service but shared/dedicated might continue. However they are still having VPS pages on their website so they could have planned abandoning ship…

    January 13, 2012 @ 5:51 am | Reply

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