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ServerCheap – 2GB KVM UNMETERED $2.99/mo and more!

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: January 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am, by Jon Biloh

Josh from ServerCheap wanted to help everyone celebrate the New Year with some awesome deals! They are a registered company in the state of Illinois and have been around for a few years!

The hostnodes feature Dual E5-26** with 256GB RAM and 8x1TB SSDs in RAID10. They are connected to a 1Gbps port. They utilize racks in the CoreSite datacenter with Tzulo. VPS management is built in to the client area with reboot, reinstall, and reverse DNS functionality.

In their own words:
We are a 2 year old company, with the goal of offering quality pure ssd virtual machines and unmetered bandwidth at one of the lowest prices on the market.
We are a team of 4 passionate IT people, each with about 10 years of experience in the IT industry. We are based in Chicago, and are renting racks in Coresite datacenter,
with our own ip allocations from ARIN. Our core values have always been Commitment, Determination, Honesty & Transparency, Simplicity.

They offer PayPal as a payment method. As always, please ensure you read their terms, which are available here.


KVM Plan 1
2 CPU Cores
Unmetered Bandwidth
Linux & BSD Operating systems
$2.99/month recurring
[Order Now]

KVM Plan 2
2 CPU Cores
Unmetered Bandwidth
Linux & BSD Operating systems
$5.99/month recurring
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OpenVZ Plan 1
2 CPU Cores
30GB Pure SSD Space
Unmetered Bandwidth
$2.50/month recurring
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OpenVZ Plan 2
4 CPU Cores
50GB Pure SSD Space
Unmetered Bandwidth
$4.50/month recurring
[Order Now]

Locations & Test Information
Tzulo/CoreSite Chicago USA
Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2607:9000:0:35::1
Test file:

Let us know what you think of the service if you signup by leaving feedback in the comments section.


  1. Tom:

    Good prices. Would have bitten if the disk space was a bit bigger

    January 1, 2018 @ 9:26 am | Reply
  2. Dan:

    No Ubuntu 16.04?

    January 1, 2018 @ 11:56 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      ubuntu 16 is available as an ISO

      you can see all the ISOs we currently provide here:


      January 1, 2018 @ 1:43 pm | Reply
    • Dan:

      I was curious about this, but the order form had “Manual ISO Install. Linux & BSD” as an option for the KVM plans (checked OpenVZ and did not have this option). Went ahead and ordered and you get the option to mount a 16.04 ISO.

      Can’t speak to anything else yet, but going to check them out.

      January 1, 2018 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
      • Robert Evans:

        Is there a cost associated with mounting ubuntu 16.0.4? How exactly do you do this?

        January 11, 2018 @ 11:33 am | Reply
        • Hi,

          no there is no cost, you will have the ability to mount ubuntu 16 iso from your client area, and then install it using your vnc console. Or if you have trouble doing it you can open a ticket on our helpdesk and a tech will install it for you.

          January 11, 2018 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
  3. Craig:

    Have you considered offering a 1GB plan?
    Have you considered offering annual payments?

    January 1, 2018 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  4. Pher:

    if I go with the KVM plan 1, can I get some additional discount if I pay a year in advance?


    January 1, 2018 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      plans are already discounted enough, we cant give additional discounts even if prepaid for a year.

      January 1, 2018 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
  5. hacktek:

    Thanks for the offer. Just in time as well, OVH decided to charge $2 more this month for the unmetered I had there so I ditched them for y’all. Performance looks good so far.

    January 1, 2018 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  6. Dan:

    I got two servers from them and the speed and reliability so far are absolutely fantastic!
    I guess until a noisy neighbor move in.

    January 2, 2018 @ 12:07 am | Reply
  7. Rajan Patel:

    Is it possible to install Windows for KVM plans?

    January 2, 2018 @ 1:39 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      these specials are only Linux & BSD

      January 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am | Reply
  8. Hi, Happy New Year! I’m very interested in a plan, but i’m not looking for 2GB of ram, but instead 1GB. Is there an alternative to the $2.99 monthly but cheaper? Something like:

    KVM Plan X
    1 CPU Cores
    1 GB RAM
    10GB SSD
    Unmetered Bandwidth (could be limited if you make it cheaper)
    Linux & BSD Operating systems

    January 2, 2018 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
  9. Wayne:

    I’m new to VPS and I’m looking to run Plex with Google Drive as the storage. From what I can tell, OpenVZ Plan 1 would be cutting it close but OpenVZ Plan 2 should do nicely. Any experience with customers doing this?

    January 2, 2018 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      unfortunately Plex is not something we allow on our servers, sorry.

      January 2, 2018 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
  10. yup:

    can i use this to my android phone/tablet

    its my first time to use virtual machine

    or can i use as a rdp on android to use this service?

    January 2, 2018 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
    • Sarthak Dwivedi:

      You can use SSH client on android. There are many on play store. Termius is great. You can run commands easily. Desktop is always the best way though.

      January 2, 2018 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
  11. Hi,

    you could but it would be difficult. you need a computer or laptop.

    you cant use rdp since this is not a windows server, its a linux server and it requires an SSD client to connect to, such as PUTTY for windows.

    January 2, 2018 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
    • Wulfy:

      SSH rather than SSD and theirs plenty of android ssh clients and is possible to manage a vps from

      January 2, 2018 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
    • yup:

      i only want to use only this vps for mining a crypto currency.since i dont have a computer or laptop.. if i can use this into my android/tablet pls answer yes or no if i can thanks again..

      January 2, 2018 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
      • Wulfy:

        crypto mining on a vps is a bad idea as it’s a shared resource and typically most providers don’t permit this tho id check with these guys i may be wrong

        January 3, 2018 @ 4:55 am | Reply
        • Yep, Wulfy is correct. VPS is not for mining crypto currency.

          January 3, 2018 @ 8:34 am | Reply
      • abdul gofur:

        Even some dedicated server provider dont allow crypto mining through its very energy consuming.

        January 3, 2018 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  12. Big44:

    Do you allow vpn?

    January 3, 2018 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  13. Just wanted to pop in and give a thumbs-up to this offer. I’ve had a small VPS at this location for several months, and reachability has been good. Just added one of these KVM specials and Josh went above and beyond to get everything working for me. Recommended. :)

    January 3, 2018 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  14. Hi,

    yes we do.

    January 3, 2018 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
  15. David:

    Do you guys have any plans for Europe?

    January 3, 2018 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  16. KVM Plan 1 out of stock?

    January 4, 2018 @ 10:07 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      we will have more stock in a few days.

      January 5, 2018 @ 8:58 am | Reply
  17. Free:

    I purchased 3 VPS to test their service for WordPress hosting and my account appears to be deleted? No email, nothing. Just can’t log in. Would not recommend!

    January 4, 2018 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      I dont think so, you purchased 3 servers and started mining crypto currency. Thats why they were deleted and payments refunded. We dont bother emailing anybody who thinks they can mine crypto currency in a shared environment.

      January 5, 2018 @ 9:01 am | Reply
      • Oleh:

        I was going to buy VPS to set up crypto wallet + mining pool – that’s not mining, but it would fully consume 1 core at all times. Is this also prohibited?

        January 15, 2018 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
        • Hi,

          we prefer not to host such things.

          January 15, 2018 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
          • Oleh:

            Got it. Thanks!

            January 16, 2018 @ 3:28 pm
    • Dan:

      @Free – sometimes, I look at idiots like you and wonder what providers have to deal with.
      So, you were mining coin? why didn’t you say that rather than lie that you wanted to test WordPress?

      I have few servers with them and the network and hardware are solid!

      January 5, 2018 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
    • ismet:

      Same with us, my account was deleted. I’m not sure which part there are said about crypto currency mining. We are on transferring data and all data transfer seem legit.
      Since now, no refund are issues. when contacted via email, the response is “our system are not allow and not designed for refund”. I don’t think that they are serious in business.

      January 6, 2018 @ 11:42 am | Reply
      • Do you have a ticket or order number please.

        “our system are not allow and not designed for refund” – that doesnt sound like a response made by us.

        January 8, 2018 @ 11:03 am | Reply
  18. Herry:

    Already out of stock

    January 5, 2018 @ 8:39 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      more stock will be available in a few days.

      January 5, 2018 @ 8:58 am | Reply
  19. Name_Goes_Here:

    Should i wait for more stock on KVM or i will be just fine hosting Docker Containers on the OpenVZ?

    January 5, 2018 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      docker does not work on openvz, you need KVM for that.

      we will have more stock within less then a week.

      January 5, 2018 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  20. vu:

    good vps , but now out of stock :( i need buy more

    January 5, 2018 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
  21. Rushil Srivastava:

    This is an awesome offer! Totally happy with speeds, VPS, and pricing! Great support as well! Thank you!

    January 5, 2018 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
  22. John:

    Do you provide IPv6?

    January 7, 2018 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
  23. sanmax88:

    will you still be restocking KVM Plan 1?

    January 8, 2018 @ 4:40 am | Reply
  24. We have released more stock on our KVM specials.

    Grab one while it lasts.

    January 10, 2018 @ 12:27 pm | Reply
    • Elvis:

      Good IO and network speed! Great server for the price!

      Would be even greater if there is an option to disable the VNC port. Does not feel safe having it on all the time.

      January 10, 2018 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
    • David:

      Will KVM Plan 1 in the future?

      January 13, 2018 @ 1:17 am | Reply
  25. Ram:

    I got a 4GB KVM package from servercheap, the process was very quick. I got my credentials quickly to setup my server. I haven’t tried it much, but initial setup seems fast. I hope they keep up with this speed/performance in the long run. I’m super impressed with the support, very knowledgeable and solved one of my issues quickly. I would definitely recommend this service to LEB members..:)

    January 11, 2018 @ 9:20 am | Reply
  26. SBokhari:


    What will be the cost of the custom 4GB KVM plan with 90-100GB disk space?


    January 11, 2018 @ 10:21 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      if you email sales@servercheap we will give you a quote.

      January 11, 2018 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  27. Robert Evans:

    What’s the regular price after the one year promotion?

    January 11, 2018 @ 11:32 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      The price wont change regardless of the duration.

      January 11, 2018 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  28. Andrea Hasani:

    Is there an limit on what can i do with the servers? for example im learning php and python and want to try and make a scraper on a vps. is that allowed on your servers?

    January 13, 2018 @ 8:34 am | Reply
    • Dan:

      @Andrea Hasani

      Let me get this straight – you’re learning PHP and the first thing that comes to your mind is to create and run a scraper. Correct?

      People are really funny.

      January 14, 2018 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
  29. johnnguyen:

    will you still be restocking KVM Plan 1?

    January 13, 2018 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      yes but it will be a couple of weeks time probably.

      January 14, 2018 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
  30. Mikolaj:

    Are there any plans on restocking KVM Plan 1?

    January 13, 2018 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      probably in a couple of weeks time.

      January 14, 2018 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
  31. Pete:


    Do you plan on restocking your KVM options?


    January 14, 2018 @ 9:10 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      yes but it will be a couple of weeks time probably.

      January 14, 2018 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
  32. awesome server, is fairly shared and network speed is excellent

    January 14, 2018 @ 10:38 am | Reply
  33. Justin:


    Is running a cryptocurrency node (but NOT mining) allowed?

    I’m looking at your VZ 3 plan since I would like 100 GB of space instead of 50 GB. Is it possible to have a promotion for this product, or to pay extra to upgrade the promotional VZ 2 plan to 100 GB of storage?

    January 14, 2018 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
  34. Can I run opensim and setup maybe 20 or 30 regions to share with other users as a grid

    January 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  35. James:

    Bandwidth speed’s have been a bit underwhelming.

    root@vps:~# wget -qO- bench.sh | bash
    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency : 2600.071 MHz
    Total size of Disk : 30.0 GB (5.2 GB Used)
    Total amount of Mem : 2048 MB (214 MB Used)
    Total amount of Swap : 2048 MB (0 MB Used)
    System uptime : 5 days, 4 hour 39 min
    Load average : 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
    OS : Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
    Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel : 2.6.32-042stab126.2
    I/O speed(1st run) : 467 MB/s
    I/O speed(2nd run) : 413 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 643 MB/s
    Average I/O speed : 507.7 MB/s
    Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
    CacheFly 274KB/s
    Linode, Tokyo, JP 289KB/s
    Linode, Singapore, SG 296KB/s
    Linode, London, UK 302KB/s
    Linode, Frankfurt, DE 324KB/s
    Linode, Fremont, CA 323KB/s
    Softlayer, Dallas, TX 300KB/s
    Softlayer, Seattle, WA 273KB/s
    Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE 272KB/s
    Softlayer, Singapore, SG 292KB/s
    Softlayer, HongKong, CN 293KB/s

    January 14, 2018 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      that doesnt look remotely close to what our speeds are, could you open a ticket so we can take a look.

      January 15, 2018 @ 9:11 am | Reply
    • Mark:

      that’s look like not servercheap

      January 15, 2018 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
  36. Mus:

    I created an account and paid for OpenVZ Plan 1 however I can’t log in now. When I try to do a password reset it says no accounts for that email :/

    January 15, 2018 @ 10:27 am | Reply
    • Mus:

      Never mind that was just me being an idiot. Service is great though :)

      January 15, 2018 @ 10:52 am | Reply
  37. Ricardo:

    Perfect hosting service. I’ve been using it for a year and no issues so far. Fast and reliable.

    January 15, 2018 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
  38. Rocky:

    Hi Josh
    Showing out of stock, for the KVM’s
    can you advise you when you will be putting it back on

    January 15, 2018 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
  39. Sean Zipperer:

    Says out of stock for me for both plans. Any plan to add more?

    January 15, 2018 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
  40. Denny Lastpaste:

    Cuk, murah tenan (Indonesia)
    means this deal is very promising.

    January 16, 2018 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
  41. Ken:

    Thanks for the offer! I have been interested in purchasing a plan from your website. There seems to be an error with registration as I cannot log onto my cilent account. I have sent emails to your support with no responses. Any other way I can purchase your OpenVZ Plan 2?

    January 18, 2018 @ 4:10 am | Reply

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