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Rizie - $6 512MB OpenVZ VPS Exclusive Offer

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 emailed me that they have recently launched their Chicago nodes, and offered an exclusive discount for LowEndBox readers. Use promo code CHI-LEB on their Riz-CHI1 plan to get 50% off recurring discount. That comes down to $6/month which comes with

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

The offer will be on for the next 2 weeks. Here is the ordering link (remember to use the promo code). Rizie has been around since 2005 offering web hosting.

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  1. james:

    test ip?

    October 9, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
  2. They only provide CentOS5.0 32bit OS?

    October 9, 2010 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  3. Sam:

    I just signed up and was able to select my OS I picked Ubuntu 10.04

    October 9, 2010 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  4. I’ve been testing one of these Chicago VPS deals for a few days now and I have to admit I’m super super impressed with the Rizie offering – price can’t be beat – getting great throughput and IO – and all interactions with sales and support have been quick and super friendly. I tried half a dozen other offers on here looking for something cheaper to scale up on than Linode.com and so far Rizie is the only that has made the cut. Asked sales if they had other locations than Chicago available now – and they also hooked me up on this 50% special on another VPS in Scranton.

    I’m now a huge Rizie fan – planning to quickly scale up to their large VPS offerings and then dedicated server offerings as my startup idea (www.freefailover.com) grows. Their bandwidth at their pricepoints can’t be beat anywhere – and its quality bandwidth (blows rackspace cloud and ec2 pricing models out of the water when you factor in what happens when you get traffic and have to pay for bandwidht…). Anyway – that’s my 2cents.

    Thanks Rizie!
    www.freefailover.com – “Don’t launch your site without it!”

    October 15, 2010 @ 12:53 am | Reply
  5. Ended up canceling my Rizie plans. Overall performance was OK and these Rizie VPS’s could be used to reliably host sites when combined with a dns failover solution for HA between datacenters… as long as a billing error doesn’t delete all your data.

    After both of my servers in two different datacenters were accidentally deleted due to a billing related issue (something about fraud system malfunctioned) I was given 3 months credit for both servers so I didn’t cancel right away. I rebuilt the VPS’s in both datacenters, and monitored them for about a month. Both were experiencing various issues that led me to the conclusion I don’t want to base any of my dns failover services on these Rizie plans. Frequent outages, unexplained issues with mysql replication stopping but saying its running, unexplained variances in download speeds and site response time under no load – etc…

    Rizie worked a lot better for me than about a dozen other lowendbox providers I tried – but in the end I just feel comfortable using them for production. I have since changed my architecture approach from using a lot of lowendbox VPS’s for DNS servers, to instead using Linode and EC2 clouds with the HA features available within each. It costs a little more, but its saving me a lot of time over dealing with lowendbox VPS performance headaches.

    CNAMEfailover.com – “Don’t lanuch your site without it!”

    November 30, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

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