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ServerMania – $4/Month 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Buffalo (NY) USA & Toronto Canada

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: March 2, 2013 @ 11:12 am, by Chief

Kevin from ServerMania has sent in his first LowEndBox offer available in Buffalo New York and Toronto Canada.

VPS-512L

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB Burst
  • 30GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 1 IPv4 Addresss
  • 100 Mbps Port Speed
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1250 GB Bandwidth
  • $4/Month – Coupon Code: LEB2
  • Order Link
VPS-1024L

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 2048MB Burst
  • 75GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 100 Mbps Port Speed
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 2000 GB Bandwidth
  • $7/Month – Coupon Code: LEB3
  • Order Link

ServerMania was previously known as B2Net Solutions, under which they were operating for 10 years and have undergone a rebranding. Their IP space is still registered as “B2Net Solutions” at this time and the company is legally registered in Ontario Canada. The billing and order panel looks very nice, different to the default WHMCS that’s seen amongst a number of providers. ServerMania seem to push their support credentials on their website with statements of “30 minute help desk response time guarantee,” a “30 second live chat initial response” and a “60 second phone initial response guarantee” through their 24/7 phone support line (1.888.237.6637). Beyond this they offer a 100% network uptime guarantee and a 100% power uptime guarantee, where some providers offer one or the other. Still with all of this take a read through their Terms of Services.

Payments are accepted via Credit Card and Paypal, however there is no money back guarantee or refunds offered. You can choose either Buffalo New York or Toronto Canada on signup.

Network Tests
Each page has a Test IP and a series of Test Files as well as DC information.
New York: http://www.servermania.com/newyork-datacenter.htm
Toronto: http://www.servermania.com/toronto-datacenter.htm

61 Comments

  1. Raghavendra:

    1. allow legal adult?
    2. Is it possible to get 1gb VSwap instead of 2gb burst?

    March 2, 2013 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
    • Isn’t 2GB burst and 1GB vSwap is same ?? Because on burst, you will get upto that memory, that means upto 2048 as bursted. And if you 1GB vSwap, then it will allow to use more 1GB than you are allocated ! Tell me if I’m wrong.

      March 3, 2013 @ 2:38 am | Reply
  2. Staff are available on Live Chat all day to answer any and all questions. Best regards!

    March 2, 2013 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
  3. Holoshed:

    I can tell you first off this company will do what it can to help you and assist you any way they can and be happy doing it!

    I have dealt with many different companies that sell dedicated servers and vps plans and even if they respond quickly, the support people just seem like talking to you is a chore.

    In my opinion you will not find a company that is more willing to do what they can for you and run the company and network well in the process. I would tell anyone who is thinking of getting a vps to get it from these guys because you will not be disappointed.

    March 2, 2013 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
    • Hi Holoshed,

      Thank you for the compliment! We do our best to provide the best customer service possible, on top of excellent VPS and dedicated hosting solutions. We’re always open to listening to our fans and client’s feedback on things, as we believe that by actually hearing out what the people want and building off of those ideas really makes a difference.

      March 12, 2013 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
  4. Joe Merit:

    I like the $175.00 fee in the ToS for receiving DoS/DDoS attacks.

    March 2, 2013 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
    • DDOS fee has been removed, its an outdated policy.

      March 3, 2013 @ 12:46 am | Reply
  5. David H.:

    Just had a chat with Arnold on their fancy live support system. Legal adult/P2P are allowed, as are IRC clients and servers (yes, servers!). Can’t offer any proof as I’m not a member of staff but feel free to ask yourself. :-)

    However, the $175.00 fee for recieving a DDoS attack makes it very unlikely that anyone would dare use these VPSs for IRC.

    March 2, 2013 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
    • DDOS fee has been removed, its an outdated policy.

      March 3, 2013 @ 12:46 am | Reply
  6. Hi Joe, We will be updating the TOS, this is slightly dated. Thanks for bringing it to everyone’s attention.

    March 2, 2013 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  7. This has now been updated.

    March 2, 2013 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  8. We discovered an issue with our coupon system so customers may order without a coupon and receive the discount.

    March 2, 2013 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
  9. LowEndCriticus:

    Is IRC still allowed as it was in the ‘B2Net Solutions’ era?

    March 2, 2013 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  10. Yes we allow for IRC on our network. If you have anymore questions please feel free to visit our live chat, Tyler is on shift and can assist you.

    March 2, 2013 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  11. I was one of the people who experienced the coupon glitch. However they were super fast in resolving the issue, and support seems quick. Just bought my new VPS from them.

    March 2, 2013 @ 4:48 pm | Reply
  12. Your site is very much attractive. Looks nice and well-designed. Is your CANADA location being co-located with JuchTech ?? And NY, USA Location with ColoCrossing ?? Seems stable Network !

    March 2, 2013 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for your kind words, that is correct we are hosted in both of those facilities.

      March 2, 2013 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
  13. Isn’t 2GB burst and 1GB vSwap is same ?? Because on burst, you will get upto that memory, that means upto 2048 as bursted. And if you 1GB vSwap, then it will allow to use more 1GB than you are allocated ! Tell me if I’m wrong.

    March 3, 2013 @ 2:38 am | Reply
    • Noerman:

      I wonder the same.

      March 3, 2013 @ 6:01 am | Reply
  14. Nagib,

    You are correct in your assumption, that is how we determine VSwap on our VSwap capable nodes.

    “VSwap is calculated from the amount of burst memory you add to a virtual server. For example, if you specify 512MB Ram and 1024MB Burst the VSwap would be 512MB (1024MB – 512MB = 512MB).” -quoted from http://docs.solusvm.com/openvz_vswap

    March 3, 2013 @ 3:23 am | Reply
  15. I want to know this question.

    March 3, 2013 @ 5:36 am | Reply
  16. Bob:

    A smaller/cheaper package would be great (128MB yearly or 25MB yearly) – do you plan to offer something like that in the future?

    March 3, 2013 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
  17. netadmin:

    IPv6 available in Hamilton ?

    March 4, 2013 @ 11:17 am | Reply
    • Currently no but we are applying pressure to the DC to get it going :)

      March 4, 2013 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
      • lazy:

        Sadly most of Canada is behind the times with ipv6 and even dnssec. Wake up Canada I need this stuff.

        March 6, 2013 @ 12:31 pm | Reply
  18. joesnuffy:

    VPS provisioned within 5 minutes of purchasing

    March 5, 2013 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
  19. lazy:

    Is the offer for the life of the account? In other words.. if i purchase an account for lets say 1year only. After that year is expired and I renew the account for another year, will it continue with the coupon or will it revert back to the original price (with out coupon)

    Thank you.

    March 6, 2013 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      It says recurring price on the page so I assume it’s lifetime.

      March 6, 2013 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
      • That is correct, it is a lifetime discount.

        March 6, 2013 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
        • lazy:

          Thank you both. Sadly there’s are no Toronto servers left :( Until next time..

          March 6, 2013 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
  20. perennate:

    So far the server has very good performance (especially CPU and network), also their support responds very quickly.

    March 7, 2013 @ 1:11 am | Reply
  21. Will there be more Toronto VPSes available soon?

    March 7, 2013 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
  22. Johnny Pe:

    The Toronto VPSes are no longer available?

    March 8, 2013 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
  23. We are currently out of stock in Toronto(for VPS) and we do not oversell so, we had to disable the Toronto location ordering until we can get more nodes online. We do not currently have an ETA on this but we will post here when we do.

    March 8, 2013 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
  24. Peter:

    This part of the TOS makes me cringe:

    Disclosure to Law Enforcement: The AUP specifically prohibits the use of our service for illegal activities. Therefore, Subscriber agrees that the Company may disclose any and all subscriber information including assigned IP numbers, account history, account use, etc. to any law enforcement agent who makes a written request without further consent or notification to the Subscriber. In addition, Servermania shall have the right to terminate all service set forth in this Agreement.

    In other words: If some Russian authority calls because I showed a picture of a burning Russian flag or made jokes about the Russian president, then they will disclose all customer information.

    March 9, 2013 @ 8:41 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      @Peter
      Agree with You, especially here in Germany (You get an lawyer-letter very fast for a missing imprint for example) I am happy if I get an offshore server whose company don´t have any objections if I hide my IP adress or maintain the whole account through TOR

      Although I do nothing illegal.

      Another important issue is the payment method, there should be a method to pay anonymously via PaysafeCard or Ukash. I didn´t see other hosters which would offer this payment method only a few do that!

      This combination of anonymous payment feature + the very low prices for VPS´s would make THIS a real killer deal.

      Consider this @Kevin and please answer this question regarding the protection of Your consumers against such pointless persecution.

      1.) How do You react if there is a abuse report of a foreign lawyer becase of a missing “imprint” of a customers webpage. (why should I expose my details to everyone?) or @Peter´s example by unknowingly violating some foreign law or/and copyright.

      2.) How is the chance, that You will implement the Paysafe/Ukash feature to Your Payment System in the future.

      Thank You for Your time.

      March 10, 2013 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
      • Chickencheck:

        Good questions.

        Also what if someone posses as a law enforcement. In other words how do you verify they are legit law enforcement following the law (court orders etc).

        March 11, 2013 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
        • Hi! Please allow me to step forward for a moment and toss my few cents, if that’s alright.

          If we’re contacted by any sort of law enforcement agency or officials, we’ve got a strict set of identification procedures in order to validate such claims. Don’t worry, we won’t let any regular ole joe-shmoe waltz up and make false claims to be in any sort of governmental position of power.

          We also take false impersonation like that very seriously, as it’s against the law and we have no problem with following through with any sort of repercussions related to anyone trying to pull the wool over our eyes. :)

          March 12, 2013 @ 11:14 am | Reply
  25. We setup a new link for this deal: http://www.servermania.com/lowendtalk-vps-specials.htm

    March 9, 2013 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
    • I dont see any offers though.

      March 15, 2013 @ 12:14 am | Reply
    • Andre Thomas:

      Pitty there’s nothing for the VPS-4096L – the 2048 kicks ass so I guess the 4096 would have been a real killer :)

      March 23, 2013 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  26. Hey Kevin,

    More of disk space on the VPS-2048 Linux might make it more useful. As it is, there doesnt seem enough icing on that plan to make people want it over the 1024 plan. I’d have made the switch if you were offering around 150-200 GB space, 4TB bandwidth. In short, around double the benefits of the $7 plan would make this a killer deal. I’m enjoying my $7 plan.

    March 10, 2013 @ 3:01 am | Reply
  27. pierce:

    looks like the discount I am getting has changed. Still a good deal. :0)

    March 10, 2013 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      Hm, the coupon isn’t automatic anymore I guess, but entering LEB2 still makes it $4 for me (1024 MB one probably working too).

      March 15, 2013 @ 12:28 am | Reply
      • Hi perennate!

        That would be correct- the promo codes for these deals are no longer automatically taken off of the actual price (we had an issue with the coupons not properly working before so the prices were manually adjusted, but they’ve been fixed) so you will have to enter your promo code upon checkout to receive your discount.

        If you have any problems with coupon codes not working properly, feel free to email support@servermania.com and let us know which one isn’t working, and we’ll look into it.

        Thanks!

        March 15, 2013 @ 12:39 am | Reply
  28. fantastic prices..

    March 14, 2013 @ 8:33 am | Reply
  29. wky:

    i just setup openvpn on server in buffalo.
    still cannot get many sites.
    whatismyipaddress.com shows the correct IP, “B2 Net Solutions” is in Toronto, Canada.

    March 14, 2013 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
    • Hi wky!

      If you’re running into an issue that requires support, we ask that you please submit a support ticket within your client portal rather than posting support related issues here on LowEndBox.

      Thanks!

      March 14, 2013 @ 11:47 pm | Reply
  30. Andre Thomas:

    Signed up for two VPSs and this has by far been the best VPS experience I have ever had. Thanks guys

    March 23, 2013 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
  31. After 10 days, I’m absolutely loving ServerMania. Of the many LEBs I’ve tried, MyRSK and ServerMania turned out to be real bargains. Never had significant downtime. Amazing support, esp live support which connects in seconds and solves all issues quickly. A big contrast to the subscription with BlueVM on LEB which turned out to have down time after downtime which they were quick to blame on DDOS.

    Server Mania’s offers are still live.

    March 23, 2013 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
  32. Shivanthi:

    According to ip2location, your VPS IP addresses are based out of Florida. Can you confirm this?

    March 23, 2013 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
    • Kevin:

      Sorry for the delay, we aren’t notified of new responses on this thread, IPLocation must be incorrect.

      March 27, 2013 @ 1:17 am | Reply
  33. Florian:

    Signed up for VPS1024. Their tech support team is great!

    April 6, 2013 @ 5:55 pm | Reply
  34. Anil ERKOL:

    I have been using their service since 7 March 2013, their service is great. I hope they will have more customer and continue providing this great service at the same price.

    April 7, 2013 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
  35. Nick Perkins:

    Overall happy their stilling running this offer! Snagged the 2GB box benchmarks – http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/04/16/kIgRrF6N3bSgfQV7. Keep it up ServerMania!

    April 16, 2013 @ 3:04 am | Reply
    • Josepg:

      Hi Nick,
      The benchmark location is showing USA. I’m just double checking to see if it is their Buffalo location.

      Thank you

      April 27, 2013 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
  36. No money back guarantee or refund..sometimes this is required.. However, nice site and services..

    May 22, 2013 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
  37. Lee:

    Their website doesn’t even show Toronto as a location and the codes above don’t work.

    November 17, 2013 @ 10:23 am | Reply
  38. Mike:

    Any coupon code for Windows VPS?

    December 4, 2013 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  39. Niz:

    Look like they removed all of theese packages.

    October 15, 2014 @ 12:06 am | Reply

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