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sshVM – $6/Quarter 128MB OpenVZ VPS


Via this WHT threadsshVM.com is back with a nice quarterly package with 4 different locations

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB RAID-1 protected storage
  • 150GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 5 x IPv6 (except Chicago location, according to their WHMCS order page)
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

CPU varies by location ranging from AMD Phenom II X4, Core 2 Quad and Core i5. Domain is 1 year old and the business is operated by Mahesh Nayak from India. Check their AUP for info on what’s not allowed.


  1. First comment :D

    They’re good and stable.
    We can also run OpenVPN-AS on it

    April 16, 2012 @ 1:44 am | Reply
    • Can you post some benchmarks for the VM you already have with them?

      April 16, 2012 @ 3:33 am | Reply
    • dhiet:

      I’ve rented with them for abouth 1 year and I am quite satisfied with my vps, thank to Mahesh for exellence service…

      June 27, 2012 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  2. Chicago order page has been corrected. We can provide iPv6 in all 4 location. Chicago, Dallas Tunneled iPv6 and Kansas, Scranton Native iPv6.

    April 16, 2012 @ 2:00 am | Reply
  3. I am with them for 3 weeks now. Very happy ;) Keep up the good work!

    April 16, 2012 @ 5:16 am | Reply
  4. Wow, you can’t even have an irc CLIENT on their? kinda strict. I understand the thinking behind it since botnets will “phone home” over irc but that just seems overly paranoid. Don’t see why I couldn’t run irssi to connect to legit irc networks like freenode and such. Honestly I have another server I use to connect to irc on so it wouldn’t be an issue for me but I could see some people being surprised by it.

    April 16, 2012 @ 6:21 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      Nobody who’s been using VPSes for any length of time is surprised by it, unfortunately.

      75% of providers ban any type of IRC activity outright. Some require you to ask first.

      And I don’t think it’s botnets, since there are HTTP controlled botnets too. The problem is that IRC used to be DDOS central. A lot of providers are still scared of that happening, so would rather not risk it.

      These days you’re more likely to get DDOS’d if you run a game server, but whatever.

      April 16, 2012 @ 10:36 am | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Actually this 75% isn’t even close to reality and it’s outdated local myth more than anything else. Most providers, atleast those featured here allow IRC. When we had this quarterly vote poll at LET all top3 hosts allow IRC + all 3 honorable mentioned hosts allow IRC. This anti IRC mentality is changed and hosts tend to be more informed regarding IRC nowaday. Even some big DCs like Hetzner which didn’t allow IRC in past have no issue with that anymore.
        Apart from that I agree with other things you posted Gary.

        April 16, 2012 @ 11:12 am | Reply
      • Spirit is right, a lot more providers are allowing IRC but there are still some DCs that don’t allow it on their network thus providers in those DCs cannot allow it. While I don’t know about the 75% part, I do think that it might be closer to 50% since most new providers don’t allow IRC and there are more new providers than old providers. It probably breaks down like this:

        Disallows IRC-
        Some new providers
        Most old providers

        Allows IRC-
        Most new providers
        Some old providers

        And since there are more new providers than old it looks about 50/50 to me. :)

        April 16, 2012 @ 11:31 am | Reply
  5. a:

    Not sure but isn’t this a provider that the old LEA would not want to post? Likely a Donn Fry owned or something?

    April 16, 2012 @ 11:39 am | Reply
    • Not sure. We don’t have a “do not post” list at the moment and just use our best judgement.

      April 16, 2012 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
      • @KuJoe You have judged well. sshVM is not owned by Fry.

        Btw, recently, we gave refuge to previous Donn Fry owned company which is in the brink of extinction, most of the clients have been moved to our platform.

        April 16, 2012 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      I don’t think so.
      I’ve been always curious about how this provider performs :P

      April 16, 2012 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
      • @Yomero what make you Curious?

        April 16, 2012 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
        • Yomero:

          Dunno xD
          Well, ok. Because I’ve being looking to your site frequently and haven’t found good or bad opinions in this or wht forums :P (I haven’t searched too much).
          And because I run lots of gameservers in several locations. Since you offer several locations, cheap boxes, and monthly payment, I was interested :P

          April 16, 2012 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
    • If there is a “reason”, please post or email. Like @KuJoe said, I am also not aware of any “do not post” list/guideline

      April 16, 2012 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  6. @Yomero it’s true you (haven’t searched too much):p If you search for keywords “sshVM” in WHT or Google you should have got at least one or two Good or Bad opinions :p

    We are not providing VPS with shiny Xeon or server with RAID10. In fact, it is very difficult to provide VPS with such type of gears. If we would have done that, you would have been seeing our site showing parking page long back :p

    Our gears are not hifi, its simple Intel Quad, AMD, i5, i3 proc and RAID1.

    Kansas VPS costs $2 per month, We don’t offer monthly payment for this location, minimum payment is Quarterly. Paypal fee + IP cost + Gear Cost doesn’t cover in $2 VPS :)

    April 16, 2012 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
    • Yomero:

      How much cpu cores you provide in the little plans?
      And if you are ok if I am using… like 30% of one core at peak hours :P
      The i5 ones are 2xxx? or 1st gen? Just curious :$ (Despite the Scranton location seems out of stock for that plan)

      April 16, 2012 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
      • @Yomero VPS1 comes with 1 core. We are ok as long as it doesn’t effect performance of other VPS. i5 ones are 2xxx series.

        April 16, 2012 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
        • Yomero:

          Thanks. Interested on that i5 ones, only Scranton right? Do you will restock it?

          April 16, 2012 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  7. breton:

    > Prohibited IRC Server Client

    Well, you’ve lost the part of your customers who buy VPS for staying online in IRC 24/7, causing no disk, network or other heavy activity.

    April 16, 2012 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      Ya :) Providers dont realize this I guess. I got some VPS I use for irc only and they sit at 0 load, memory use much lower than what I pay for and under 100 MB in bandwidth transfer a month. Its basically free money for the provider minus IP cost.

      April 16, 2012 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
      • We do realize, We can’t disobey Terms applied by server providers. If in case, one VPS running process related IRC cause any issue and server providers shutdown the server this will effect other VPS clients.

        If we find budget server providers who allows IRC we are happy to allow IRC. We will think of that in future.

        April 16, 2012 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
      • joshbaptiste:

        Indeed , one of my Chicago VPS’s just runs irssi and is my ssh proxy/tunnel when I’m using public wifi.

        April 16, 2012 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  8. Peto Ivett:

    Is this service instant activation, or not? I’ve signed up but my account isn’t activated yet. I paid by Liberty Reserve, invoice nr. 3377

    April 16, 2012 @ 8:47 pm | Reply
    • Peto Ivett:

      sorry, i got it setup already:) great service

      April 16, 2012 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  9. José:

    I can use to torrent?

    April 17, 2012 @ 4:03 am | Reply
    • Yomero:

      Read the AUP

      Example of unacceptable in sshVM servers:
      IRC Server, Client, Bots, connecting to any IRC/Peer to Peer file sharing server/network
      April 17, 2012 @ 7:23 am | Reply
  10. aljun:

    ,i never use my server for illegal and i use it just for the internet connection,why you suspend the acount

    April 24, 2012 @ 6:19 am | Reply
  11. @aljun

    You need to follow up your support ticket, your issues has been already addressed. Anyways, let you know again phishing mail was sent so your VPS has been suspended.

    April 24, 2012 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Surely stating that here is a breach of client confidentiality?

      April 24, 2012 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
      • @Gary if someone is doing wrong and then pretending to be very innocent on a public forum, then sure, you have to post back to the community to put it crystal clear on what actually were the reasons behind a suspension

        April 24, 2012 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Nope, I disagree. Those kinds of details definitely fall within the realm of customer confidentiality.

          What’s wrong with leaving it at “The service was suspended for a reason, please see your ticket”?

          They’ve basically accused that user of sending phishing emails. Hardly professional.

          April 24, 2012 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
  12. We didn’t say “You” sent phishing mail. It might be Hack. So, we can’t accuse with word “You sent” We just gave reason for suspension that is “phishing mail was sent so your VPS has been suspended”.

    Even though, we had mentioned everything in ticket with logs, client still wanted answer in Open Public forum, question was “why you suspend the account”. When the question is “Why?” and it is public forum even other community members will be looking for answer.

    April 25, 2012 @ 3:25 am | Reply
    • Rhonk:

      I agree. If you ask why your account is suspended there is no expectation of privacy regarding that matter.

      April 25, 2012 @ 6:53 am | Reply
  13. Akabander:

    “Of course, it’s company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo. We have to use the indefinite article, ‘a dildo’, never … ‘your dildo.’ “

    April 27, 2012 @ 9:40 pm | Reply
    • NoNeedForAName:

      sshVM still makes a valid point. For example, contrast the statement Such a comment would be expected from a dildo to Akabander, aljun & Gary are as intelligent as dildos.

      Yeah, I guess aljun didn’t read the notice before commenting: Do not use LowEndBox for support issues. Even if english isn’t your first language, don’t bring it into a public forum if you’re too stunned to understand the concept of public.

      May 6, 2012 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
  14. New Location: San Jose, California VPS now available: https://secure.sshVM.com/cart.php?gid=6

    May 18, 2012 @ 5:52 am | Reply
  15. Been using it for a month now and all i can say is that its awesome!

    February 20, 2013 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
  16. dalibor ktlobucaric:

    Ok i have interesting thing to report.
    First of all i’m not new with the linux thing but here is the thing. When in install/reinstall default server with openvpn and when i install official windows openvpn client on windows and load the .ovpn file all fine, i can surf, i can do everything.. simplicity at his best, 5 min work for whole lot of trounble for $9 per 3 monts. Cool, i took one in switzerland and usa. Never the less.
    if i try to do the same on linux there is a bit of a problem. I fire up my terminal log on as su and then i start up with this command
    openvpn –config myconfig.ovpn then all is good. i can surf, send mails, all cool

    but if i inport the same configuration in to network manager via gui, i can get only google site, google search and all of the google services, using linux is fund put there is something with the gui config. so if
    any of you got to the same problem please let me know of the solution.
    i have ubuntu 12 and e-mail is dalibor (dot) klobucaric (at) gmail (dot) com

    July 12, 2013 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

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