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SonicVPS - 256MB KVM San Jose, California

SonicVPS Richard from SonicVPS emailed in to let us know about two of their LowEnd plans. Some of the older users may recognise Sonic from March 2010 when they were offering a $5.58 256MB Xen VPS in either Portland, OR or Denver, CO. Ironically, the website has hardly changed since.

Low Sonic KVM256

  • 256MB Dedicated Ram
  • 15GB Raid 10 Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/KVM
  • $3.50/Month, Direct Signup
Mega Sonic KVM512

  • 512MB Dedicated Ram
  • 25GB Raid 10 Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/KVM
  • $7.00/Month, Direct Signup

SonicVPS’s servers are fully owned and are colocated with BuyVM at the CoreSite datacenter in San Jose. Servers seem to be set up instantly; once payment has been made. One thing which may appeal to some, and which is very rare for a vps host, is that SonicVPS provide phone support. Windows 2003 R2 is also available on their ISO list.

Not much information is out there about SonicVPS and there wasn’t very many replies on their last post in 2010. So, as usual, share your experience below!

Looking Glass: http://lg.sonicvps.com/
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://lg.sonicvps.com/100mb.test


  1. Kuro:

    The “Low Sonic KVM256” is out of stock and there are only 3 of the “Mega Sonic KVM512” left (wrong link for this one, btw).

    July 27, 2012 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      In the “Linux only” ones they have 5×512

      July 27, 2012 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  2. I have the 512MB KVM for running RDP :)
    And its nioe

    July 27, 2012 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
  3. dano:

    I currently have a 256Mb instance with them, and I have been quite pleased with the uptime and network connectivity to the KVM. At this point, I don’t have any negative items to report, as it’s been smooth sailing for my entire time with them(couple months).

    July 27, 2012 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
  4. When will you restock 256MB plans?
    Is IPv6 available?

    July 27, 2012 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
  5. adityaj:

    Is Tor end point / relay allowed ?

    July 28, 2012 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  6. Thanks for sharing infos. I have two vps with them more than half year, uptime and network is very good. Servral days ago I had post a review on LET.

    July 29, 2012 @ 7:46 am | Reply
  7. Hi Guys,

    Thank you for the kind comments. :)

    We’ll be stocking some KVM256 plans, please submit a pre-sales ticket if you would like one:

    We should be able to slot you in before the new nodes are available.

    No issues with Tor at this stage, we’re happy to support VMs for VPN purposes as well.

    IPv6 is not available at this stage, I’m working on this though.


    July 29, 2012 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
    • adityaj:

      Thats great. There are not many Tor friendly providers out there!

      July 30, 2012 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  8. jcaleb:

    Is their network as fast as BuyVM?

    July 30, 2012 @ 7:00 am | Reply
    • john:

      they are exactly same and priced better, I think.

      July 30, 2012 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  9. Daren:

    Out of Stock

    We are currently out of stock on this item so orders for it have been suspended until more stock is available. For furthur information, please contact us.

    July 30, 2012 @ 8:18 am | Reply
  10. Jason:

    stay away!!! from this crappy and scam provider, they stole my money!!!

    BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 30, 2012 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  11. Daren: As noted above, please submit a pre-sales ticket if you would like a VM.

    Jason: Please refrain from making totally false accusations. We’re happy for you to submit a ticket and work out any problems you’re having. You can phone us and we’ll get back to you as well.

    To be perfectly honestl, we do things like give user more bandwidth if they’re running out etc, just to help them get to the next month, pretty much the complete opposite of what you’re saying. While we’re obviously here to make a profit, we don’t mind helping out and generally customers happy.

    July 31, 2012 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
  12. tinyray:

    They restock….

    August 3, 2012 @ 4:44 am | Reply
  13. jcaleb:

    very tempting. good price, and good provider reputation

    August 3, 2012 @ 9:23 am | Reply
  14. Jackster:

    I nabbed one – my total was $13.55 (for some reason) and then $7 monthly.

    I figure it’s a good way to test out the service and provider. Looking forward to it.

    August 3, 2012 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
  15. tonyray: Yes, we have been restocking very frequently and have managed to keep up with orders, with out overselling of course. :)

    Jackster: It was $13.55 because we use a pro-rata system. It helps clients and us immensely with billing as it ensures all invoices are due on the 1st of every month.

    August 4, 2012 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  16. digdeep:

    Does your KVM support Windows 2003, 2008 ? What Windows ISOs are provided?


    August 6, 2012 @ 3:13 am | Reply
  17. digdeep: Windows 2003 ISOs are provided and licensed with us, so 2003 is included in the plans.

    We can provide a Windows 2008 ISO if need be, but we cannot provide the keys/license for this.

    August 6, 2012 @ 6:41 am | Reply
    • john:

      what is custom-03.iso?
      I found it in the OS list.

      August 7, 2012 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
      • Taylor:

        Some kind of user uploaded os I guess?

        August 8, 2012 @ 1:19 am | Reply
        • john:

          I wonder that is windows 2003

          August 8, 2012 @ 3:33 am | Reply
        • Correct, any ISO with a “Custom” prefix was requested by the client.

          August 9, 2012 @ 12:42 am | Reply
  18. both plan are out of stock, please notify me if 1 of this plan is available.

    August 12, 2012 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
    • Same for me, most offers never last long stock wise

      August 17, 2012 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  19. I tried to order one earlier too, but no luck. No stock.

    August 17, 2012 @ 8:48 am | Reply
  20. We just brought more servers up.

    There is stock, otherwise submit a sales ticket and you will definitely get one!

    August 23, 2012 @ 5:09 am | Reply
  21. they are hosting from

    Announced By
    Origin AS Announcement Description
    AS53667 FranTech Solutions

    August 27, 2012 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
  22. wendell:

    I have purchase a KVM256 with them today, since I am a newbie with their system I decided to open a ticket #891675 and I was amaze with their support, very fast reply and very helpful. I really love this provider.

    August 28, 2012 @ 8:03 am | Reply
  23. Thank you for the kind words Wendell.

    We’ve just fixed up the website a little bit and enabled live chat again as well, making it easier to contact us if you ever need to. :)

    August 28, 2012 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  24. stevenph:

    i am looking for windows vps
    any offers?

    August 29, 2012 @ 2:20 am | Reply
  25. Yes – we’ve got stock.

    You can sign up directly, submit a ticket for sales, jump on live chat, or leave us a voice message and we’ll call back.

    August 29, 2012 @ 11:51 am | Reply
  26. Joe E.:

    The SonicVPS website seems to be down, as well as the Central Support website.

    September 2, 2012 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  27. We were migrating servers.

    All back up now. :)

    September 6, 2012 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  28. Jack:

    As you are hosted with BuyVM do you have access to the filtering system and autonull?

    September 6, 2012 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  29. Hi,

    Yes, autonull is available and we do resell their filtering service.

    September 7, 2012 @ 2:49 am | Reply
  30. Jack:

    What a tool.

    He doesn’t resell he has a few nodes with BuyVM in SJ :)

    September 8, 2012 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
  31. RaidLogic: That is a complete lie.

    We DO NOT resell BuyVM’s VMs etc. BuyVM have strict policies to NOT allow resellers.

    Making complete false accusations like that, with no factual basis what so ever is very poor form.

    This post is completely unrelated to your business, so please stay out of it.

    Jack: Thank you for the clarification even before we responded, it’s much appreciated.

    September 9, 2012 @ 11:25 am | Reply
    • Jack:

      Ignore him , his just a dick head.

      September 9, 2012 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  32. BuyVM and SonicVPS is great.

    SonicVPS is better than Burst reseller. (I’m not blaming Burstnet here, I just don’t like how a reseller blaming another provider).

    I don’t care if they were reseller or not. SonicVPS always nice to me.

    September 9, 2012 @ 11:37 am | Reply
  33. Actually, before I make false comments myself. I know BuyVM don’t allow people to ‘hoard’ on stock releases then sell on at inflated prices to others by transferring the VPS.

    I’m pretty sure they do allow clients to resell their services which is obvious, they just don’t have a facility for this directly themselves. AFAIK.

    September 9, 2012 @ 11:52 am | Reply
    • True on both.

      We don’t give discounts for people that resell our services so it’s not as nice as say, users that resell burst.

      I’ve asked the guys to lighten up a bit to allow more resellers but that usually lead to headaches so I don’t think that’ll happen.


      September 9, 2012 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
  34. Sonic buys IP space, bandwidth, & rack space from us.

    They have their own switch, tech contracts, KVMoIP, and of course, nodes.

    The only real involvement we have past making sure the network is online is if they need pointers
    on how best to integrate new features or expand on ideas.

    Past that SonicVPS is their own brand/company and has never once been late on a
    bill in the years we’ve worked with them.

    While the owner doesn’t get along with Anthony all the time, lets be honest, who does?


    September 9, 2012 @ 11:53 am | Reply
  35. We have received an private msg from Sonic stating we have made an comment on his sales post.

    Just a few facts.

    1, We did not!
    2, We always post using our registered account here which has gravatar enabled.
    3, We always post using username: Jeff @ RaidLogic.NET
    4, I always try to do posting here when i’m in office so the IP address should have an rdns – office.raidlogic.net
    5, The person who did this is certainly not me nor anyone working for us.
    6, I suggest the moderator to provide us with the original IP address and the email address they used.
    7, I’m the only person inside our company who is allowed to make post on LEB.

    I find this very low ball from the person who did this, why would you use our name as a poster and also link our website to your post.

    September 9, 2012 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
    • Let’s wait for the clarification then

      September 9, 2012 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
    • NP. I see the post was removed and you’re hunting down the culprit although it does seem strange someone wouldn’t just simply post it anonymously. Anyway, I messaged you privately just to clear things up in case it was indeed you Jeff. No hard feelings.

      September 10, 2012 @ 5:19 am | Reply
  36. Ouija:

    Out of stock. Boooo-urns…

    September 17, 2012 @ 4:34 am | Reply
  37. DaGuy:

    These guys are pretty good. I’ve had a 512 with them for a few months, so far no down times except for the one time I got suspended which was my own fault.

    October 26, 2012 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
  38. Paul:

    I’m seeing ‘Windows not available’ in every product. Why is that? I thought you supported Windows!

    October 29, 2012 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
  39. Kala:

    Do you still support Windows?

    March 8, 2013 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  40. Mike W:

    It does not look like Windows hosting is available anymore. Can someone from LowEndBox please update or remove the offers for this provider?


    June 2, 2013 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
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    June 22, 2013 @ 3:32 am | Reply
  42. VPS Buyer:

    It looks like they don’t offer any MS Windows

    July 24, 2013 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

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