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TacticalVPS - $1.75/month 256MB, $5/month 1GB KVM VPS in Jacksonville and Los Angeles

There’s a first time for everything, and this is the first time I’m posting an offer that was not sent in to me. I recently found out about this provider and wanted to share this with you. I plan to keep doing this in the future, just once a month or so. Hope you enjoy it!

TacticalVPSTacticalVPS is a company run by Ian, who I’ve heard is a military veteran. The domain was registered in August 2013, so they have been around almost half a year. I’ve read quite some good reviews about them and eventually decided to give them a go myself. I can’t say I’m disappointed: I’m actually very satisfied with my machines I have with them! Their host nodes in Jacksonville have Dual 5520 CPUs, 24GB of RAM, and 2x 1TB hard drives in RAID1. In Los Angeles the host nodes have a AMD Opteron 12 core CPU, 64GB of RAM, and 4x 1TB hard drives in RAID10. They have two special, annual offers, but since 3 out of 4 of them are out of stock, I’m going to list (some of) their regular offering:



All offers are available in both Jacksonville, FL, and Los Angeles, CA. Not everything is in stock, as I’m posting this on own initiative.

More offers inside!

They also have a good variety of OpenVZ plans available in Dallas, TX. Here are some highlights:

256MB Storage OVZ

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 200GB disk space
  • 800GB bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4/month
  • Order in Dallas

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 20GB disk space
  • 250GB bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $1/month
  • Order in Dallas

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 60GB disk space
  • 450GB bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3/month
  • Order in Dallas

TacticalVPS accepts payments via PayPal. They have a 7-day no questions asked refund policy, so you are safe to test their service. IPv6 is available for sure in Dallas. Contact their support department for more information on this. Please read their complete Terms of Service before buying!

These are listed as the three reasons to buy from them:

  • Honor: We honor our customers not matter what plan you have. We will provide the best customer support as humanly possible.
  • Courage: We don’t have anything to hide and will not tell you otherwise. If something is broke or down I let everyone know. Also we might not know everything, but we will find the answer to it.
  • Commitment: We take this very seriously. You made a commitment to us by purchasing a plan. So in turn we owe you that commitment to strive to bring you the best Service possible.

This not only sounds promising, I can tell you from personal experience that their customer support has been very good!

Network information

Dallas, TX (QueryFoundry)
Test IPv4:
Looking glass: http://tx.lg.cloudshards.net

Jacksonville, FL (GO RACK)
Test IPv4:
Looking Glass: http://portal.servercomplete.com/lg/

Los Angeles, California (WEB NX)
Test IPv4:



  1. Good job Ian and long live for TacticalVPS! :)

    January 29, 2014 @ 1:45 am | Reply
  2. ad0:

    Can i pay for 3 months $3 on plain 256MB OVZ ?

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:10 am | Reply
  3. yhamen:

    out of stock

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:11 am | Reply
  4. unfortunatly they dont affliates

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  5. Lucas:

    BEST! US based provider I tried, great support. Thanks Ian

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:26 am | Reply
    • a:

      Owner is based from the Philippines but server in the US afaik

      January 29, 2014 @ 4:12 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        As well I know they based on Texas

        January 29, 2014 @ 6:28 am | Reply
      • Actually Im filipino and based out of Texas! LOL I miss the phillipines!

        January 29, 2014 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
  6. Please fix the pictures link. (from http// to http://)

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:53 am | Reply
  7. iSky:

    Hell yeah, actually they’re up to 1Gbps, i got around like 300Mbps last time i use it. The network was very stable and the uptime was so good.

    January 29, 2014 @ 3:08 am | Reply
  8. LinuxGlobe:

    I also can recommend this provider! Great vps servers and great support!

    January 29, 2014 @ 3:33 am | Reply
  9. mark:

    out of stock

    January 29, 2014 @ 3:39 am | Reply
  10. Michael R:

    Is it just me or is their website not working ?!

    January 29, 2014 @ 4:15 am | Reply
    • Mark:

      The URL is wrong on the link – written as http// instead of http://

      January 29, 2014 @ 8:13 am | Reply
  11. “256MB KVM” out of stock on both locations

    January 29, 2014 @ 5:17 am | Reply
  12. James:

    BEST! US based provider I tried, great support. Thanks Ian

    Hell yeah, actually they’re up to 1Gbps, i got around like 300Mbps last time i use it. The network was very stable and the uptime was so good.

    I also can recommend this provider! Great vps servers and great support!

    I suggest running a check for this posters to see if they are not made behind VPNs, for a first LEB post, such sudden amount of positive customers is HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE.

    January 29, 2014 @ 5:52 am | Reply
    • CTS:

      I’d say the same thing. It just seems weird. Normally there is nothing but negative comments for every provider.

      January 29, 2014 @ 6:03 am | Reply
    • Lucas:

      Damn.. its a not FIRST post, they already listed several times on LET,and also have positive feedback from many users. Just read more on LET. :) Ian informed about every resolved network problem or even restart node via email, no surprises at all, very stable.

      January 29, 2014 @ 6:16 am | Reply
    • DalComp:

      TacticalVPS has been posting offers on LET, and feedbacks are generally good. I was convinced to try a couple of weeks ago, and so far it is working well. I wouldn’t say VPS performance is outstanding, but for the price it’s a great value; support sounds quick and direct to the point guy.

      512MB OpenVZ – $2/month

      # wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
      CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5520  @ 2.27GHz
      Number of cores : 4
      CPU frequency :  2266.832 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 512 MB
      Total amount of swap : 512 MB
      System uptime :   16 days, 3:58,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 112MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 60.9MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 108MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.83MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 4.38MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.2MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.12MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 14.4MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 26.8MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 26.0MB/s
      I/O speed :  156 MB/s
      January 29, 2014 @ 6:36 am | Reply
    • iSky:

      Helloo james, they’re already around LET for like 2 months, also they already make some offering on LET before they got here. Still curious that we’re using VPN or something like that ?

      January 29, 2014 @ 9:57 am | Reply
      • James:

        I don’t read LET, in that case good for them, that they did quite a few sales there.

        January 29, 2014 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
  13. 5n1p:

    I recently got 128 MB KVM. While I haven’t had time to test server, I did contact support for BSD iso and must say that everything said above about great support is true.

    January 29, 2014 @ 6:25 am | Reply
  14. 5n1p:

    Here is speedtest from my KVM:


    # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1,1 GB) copied, 5,16553 s, 208 MB/s
    January 29, 2014 @ 10:09 am | Reply
  15. LinuxGlobe:

    Hello James!
    I have vps from Tacticalvps from december, their offer I got on LET, so, I think this offer not appear at the first time. Once again, I tried a lot of vps services, and I never wrote good opinion, only in case, when that service tried by me is really good!And this service is really good!That’s all!

    January 29, 2014 @ 10:18 am | Reply
  16. Vu Huynh:

    All KVM is out of stock:(

    January 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
    • KVM will be in stock in Dallas a little later tonight!

      January 29, 2014 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
  17. George:

    It looks like the stock of each offer was exactly 1 (ONE) unit.

    January 29, 2014 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  18. Maarten Kossen:

    Apologies. Fixed the link.

    Please note that stock issues are logical as I posted this on my own initiative.

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  19. out of stock

    January 29, 2014 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
  20. Thanks I didnt even know that we were even featured I working on getting KVM stock up in dallas right now! Ill update this when stock appears in Dallas and FL

    January 29, 2014 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
  21. tdc-adm:

    Highly recommend! That’s all :) (I’m running a LA vps of tacticalvps)

    January 29, 2014 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  22. noisycode:

    I’ve got an 128mb KVM @ LA since last December, and everything goes very well. The box is solid and the network is stable. Good job Ian.

    January 29, 2014 @ 10:23 pm | Reply
    • Thanks! Im trying to keep up with everything going! Im glad to hear your enjoying your stay with us!

      January 29, 2014 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
  23. When new stock added?

    January 29, 2014 @ 11:58 pm | Reply
  24. A new FL KVM and Dallas KVM nodes are coming online in about a hour and half.

    New FL node is

    Dual 5520 (8 cores/16 threads)
    24 gigs of ram
    2x1tb drives in raid 1
    1 gigabit uplink

    New Dallas Node is

    Dual 5520 (8 cores/16 threads)
    72 gigs of ram
    4x1tb in HW Raid 10
    1 gigabit uplink

    January 30, 2014 @ 12:07 am | Reply
  25. OK Stock is available in Dallas on a few OpenVZ plan just 2 each for 256-1024 plans here is the link:


    KVM VPS in Dallas are available

    Monthly: http://billing.tacticalvps.net/whmcs/cart.php?gid=7
    Yearly: http://billing.tacticalvps.net/whmcs/cart.php?gid=2

    FL Yearly http://billing.tacticalvps.net/whmcs/cart.php?gid=2

    No LA stock

    January 30, 2014 @ 2:00 am | Reply
  26. Derry:

    I was subscribed to their Windows plan, and their performance was excellent and solid. It’s been 3 month it think. And still good until now.
    Keep it up!

    January 30, 2014 @ 9:35 pm | Reply
  27. noisycode:

    Just ordered another KVM box in Dallas and Ian is really helpful. My mounting & unmounting ISO requests were all handled in ~30min.

    Great job, Ian!

    January 30, 2014 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
  28. Brewster:

    I ordered one and have been very pleased.

    February 2, 2014 @ 7:27 am | Reply
  29. kokkez:

    any chance to restock one of 256MB Storage OVZ?

    February 2, 2014 @ 8:23 am | Reply
    • Actually email me @ ian@tacticalvps.net we can get you setup.

      February 2, 2014 @ 10:40 am | Reply
      • kokkez:

        Hello Ian, mailed! =)

        February 3, 2014 @ 2:52 am | Reply
      • kokkez:

        certainly the experiences of each of us may be different, but I’ve found Ian and his staff very, very cooperative. Thanks Ian and Fahad.

        February 9, 2014 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
  30. 1GB KVM out of stock :(

    February 9, 2014 @ 4:33 am | Reply
  31. Tomas:

    Well according to their title page “Your servers will be setup instantly after payment is confirmed”, but that does not happen: the invoice is paid, shows “paid”, yet no login details… I really hate when “instant” has multiple meanings.

    February 13, 2014 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
    • Ian:

      Well there is instant provision on most items but We do spot checks where verify certain orders for counties I have had problems with abuse and fraud.

      February 14, 2014 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
  32. Nguyen:

    can I order additional IP for each VPS?

    February 18, 2014 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
  33. Fraz:

    Did you guys shut down or something?

    April 4, 2014 @ 3:51 am | Reply
  34. jojo:

    get shut down here :(

    April 24, 2014 @ 9:50 am | Reply
  35. Mike:

    Tactical VPS just went down for me on their LA node … and the operator is NOWHERE TO BE FOUND … what a joke.

    May 23, 2014 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  36. Mike:

    Can anyone recommend a replacement for Tactical? They aren’t responding to anyone.
    I have a custom package for $5 … if anyone can match this .. let me know, I will move my stuff off of Tactical immediately.

    Operating System CentOS 6 x86_64
    IPv6 Address 0
    Disk Space 250 GB
    Bandwidth 1.5 TB
    Memory 1 GB
    VSwap 1 GB

    May 23, 2014 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  37. kokkez:

    what’s happen to tactical? vps down, website down, support down…

    June 1, 2014 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
  38. jojo:

    WTF, down for 2 days :(
    Ian, where are you? no support since a month ago..

    June 1, 2014 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  39. joshin:
    June 3, 2014 @ 12:08 am | Reply

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