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Up2VPS - $4.99 1GB OpenVZ VPS in Scranton

Up2VPS Up2VPS has sent this offer to me over the weekend and you can also find it on this WHT offer post. They are offering special priced VPS that’s not visible on their website. Use this sign up link to get plan “40” for $4.99/month.

  • 1GB guaranteed/2GB burstable memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers with VolumeDrive in Clarks Summit/Scranton (test IP:, as Seattle appears to have sold out. However Seattle location is available in other plans. For example “UP30” gives 256MB/512MB memory, 30GB storage, 1TB/month data for $3.99/month is available in Seattle (test IP: “Xen15” gives you a Xen VPS with 200MB memory, 1GB swap, 15GB storage, 500GB/month data transfer for $4/month. You can also use promo code lowendbox10 on the two plans above to get 10% off discount.

Owner is from Canada and Daniel, who has been commenting in previous posts, was from Costa Rica. Domain created in September 2009 with two NS having the adjacent IP addresses. No SSL over WHMCS.

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  1. Adam:

    Unbelievable cheap XEN VPS offers and they are already out of stock.

    July 19, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  2. Just signed up for the $5 a month plan.

    Got an e-mail saying I had to send a scan of my ID or some other identifying document.

    Sent it in, and 15 minutes later, we’re good to go!!

    July 19, 2011 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Personally if they ever ask for something like that i would say forget it. They have no right to ask for it and would be useless to them anyways if fraud happened.

      July 20, 2011 @ 1:47 am | Reply
    • Hi,
      it’s not Required for all orders. some order fraud and MaxMind can’t catch them any Doubts in order we required those document. we get some order which used Doss attack etc so we need avoid those orders

      July 20, 2011 @ 10:05 am | Reply
  3. Follow-up: Performing a “yum update” on CentOS I got 5.6MB/s sustained download speed. SWEET!

    July 19, 2011 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  4. hexel:

    Pending for setup. And could you please fix the colors on My Products & Services page, bacause the colors of that template are messed up.


    July 19, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
  5. Zetta:

    Order went through quickly for manual activation, but I’m not seeing a 2GB burst on mine.

    July 19, 2011 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
    • Their WHT post just says “1GB guaranteed” although their email to me says “2GB memory” –> so I thought it would be 1GB guaranteed/2GB burstable. All their other plans have double the burstable than guaranteed memory.

      July 20, 2011 @ 1:35 am | Reply
      • hotsnow:

        they just said no burst memory in WHT…

        July 20, 2011 @ 1:47 am | Reply
      • yes we say to your email double with our Current plans not those dealing , we sorry if we not clear , but when we send those dealing not include the brustable
        if you can fixed it and add Seattle too

        July 20, 2011 @ 2:07 am | Reply
    • Hi,
      the burst come with our Current plans
      those dealing come with same guaranteed ram, however we look for improve it to double brustable

      July 20, 2011 @ 2:03 am | Reply
      • hotsnow:

        if order now, can you add it to 2G burst memory or still only have 1G dedicated memory?

        July 20, 2011 @ 2:08 am | Reply
    • Kalam:

      Same for me. Bit disappointed but we’ll see how it goes.

      July 20, 2011 @ 12:47 pm | Reply
  6. t:

    Anyone in Seattle able to give results of basic benchmarks? (conn speed down/up, HD etc.)

    July 20, 2011 @ 1:18 am | Reply
    • Kalam:

      Just got a Seattle server.

      # wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-07-20 14:54:25--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test'
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.9M/s   in 9.3s
      2011-07-20 14:54:35 (10.8 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      # 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, 11.3585 seconds, 94.5 MB/s
      July 20, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply
  7. Ynov:

    Out of stock already :(

    July 20, 2011 @ 11:55 am | Reply
  8. shin:

    Hi, I’m planning to order openvz plan UP30 Seattle location. But before I do, I would like to ask if I will be required to submit a scanned copy of my ID or any other documents?? I don’t have a scanner here so I want to know before i proceed..

    Also, can I install Openvpn on the server?

    July 20, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
  9. shiner:

    Hi, I’m planning to order openvz plan UP30 Seattle location. But before I do, I would like to ask if I will be required to submit a scanned copy of my ID or any other documents?? I don’t have a scanner here so I want to know before i proceed..

    Also, can I install Openvpn on the server??

    July 20, 2011 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
    • Hi,
      it’s not Required for all orders. some order fraud and MaxMind can’t catch them any Doubts in order we required those document. we get some order which used Doss attack etc so we need avoid those orders

      July 20, 2011 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
  10. hexel:

    root@server1:~# /proc/user_beancounters
    -bash: /proc/user_beancounters: Permission denied

    Strange isn’t it ?

    July 20, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
    • hexel:

      /facepalm I forgot to cat it.

      July 20, 2011 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
    • try cat /proc/user_beancounters :)


      July 20, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
      • hexel:

        If you see my last post I’ve already figured it out francisco.

        Thanks anyway.

        July 20, 2011 @ 11:39 pm | Reply
  11. hexel:

    There’s one issue now with the this host, it has been offline the first day I had the VPS but they managed to explain me what was wrong (network problem in the datacenter) and fix it.

    Today is down again, both VPS and control panel.

    I hope they manage to fix it again :)

    July 20, 2011 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
    • hexel:

      Looks like was one more outage. Curious because it was in similar period of time.

      Everything is up now.

      July 20, 2011 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
      • Hi,
        the master node and openvz node they different node so should not effect if our solusvm panel down but the master node and box x12 in same switch . aggregate switches experienced a multiple line card failure
        we look to moved x12 and master node to antoher switche

        note: only master node and x12 . if anyone have issue in antoher x12 please contect us

        July 21, 2011 @ 1:17 am | Reply
  12. t:

    Signed up for 80 package in Seattle, setup was fast and server is great so far.

    July 21, 2011 @ 12:08 am | Reply
  13. The last sentence is the point!

    July 21, 2011 @ 3:17 am | Reply
  14. Wira:


    PPTP supported? If yes, does it automatically enabled or have to be enabled by support?

    July 21, 2011 @ 5:47 am | Reply
  15. Why is it that red background reminds me so much of my site. (with a small hue and saturation change.).

    Strange how I was also the one that reported and spelled out the clear similaraities (same background) with there past website.

    July 21, 2011 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      Maybe they like red?

      July 21, 2011 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
    • Hi,
      are you Seriously?? our site Completely different the red same you have? are you sure
      or you owen the red color?? and who are you to Quote color as you site?!!
      if hostgator For example use red , green , brown , black , white etc… no one use those color??
      that’s great :D LOL!!

      July 21, 2011 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
      • This frankly shows your maturity. I never said the red is the same as yours. But as a company representative I would expect a far greater amount of proffesionalism than “LOL”.

        Some of us here have proffesional businesses to run here and for me as a designer I can spot where things have been inspired from. Im not saying its a bad thing that you where inspired by our design. Just a little email asking if you could do something slightly similar and I would have respected that.

        Sorry for any typing errors. Currently on vacation.

        July 21, 2011 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
      • This was there previous sites Background.


        I just find it all too surprising that a similar thing has happened again. Its clear your “designer” isnt 100% reliable.

        July 21, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
  16. 14.8K/s :/

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
    • hexel:
      wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-07-23 18:13:05--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test'
      100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.1M/s   in 10s
      2011-07-23 18:13:15 (10.0 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      July 23, 2011 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
  17. happend again?
    ok let us see your Background and our Background, let’s us see the similar as you say. give us approve it similar

    it’s Completely different.If compare it to the same color you will need check your package forum it’s same hostgator only different color.

    we don’t compare our service by antoher so don’t need to know your site or know you how i will used your simillar backgroud?

    go Search for people who use red background and attack them

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
    • Package forum? What sorry I dont understand.

      I dont see any similarities in our site and HostGators except the fact that we both use a VPS slider. Which was taken from our HostBill installation with permission from HostBill.

      I will be investigating this in more detail when I am back in the office.

      I also understand that english isnt your first language but you really need to improve it. I know mine isn’t the best especially on my iPhone. But your using words that 12 year olds now feel embarressed to use “LOL”. To maintain any sort of proffesional image I suggest you rethink who conducts your public relations on websites such as this.

      July 21, 2011 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
      • Hi,
        this template not made by us. also he not english man . He does not have any activity in VPS or hosting . so it’s impossible use your red color
        it’s just Complemented by the colors black with red and white . also it very diffrent between color and different place

        July 21, 2011 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
        • for more information . for those reason it’s impossible know your site also we don’t know your site

          i from Costa Rica . no english man. also i’m not supporter man in up2vps

          July 21, 2011 @ 5:55 pm | Reply
        • Please feel free to discuss this with me via email:

          matthew [@] lovevps.com

          I will be awaiting an email from the up2vps CEO or similar.

          I hope for a speedy resolution.

          July 21, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
        • iKocka:

          Really? You are providing support to LEB users in this thread ;)

          July 21, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
        • ikocka@
          the support will looking in wht , LEB etc Instead of Follow up clients and help them???

          you can connect me via Messenger info @ up2vps.com
          their’s no problem to resolve it

          July 21, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
        • I do not want to speak to you. I want to speak to the companys owner or CEO. As you have already stated many times before you are just the support rep.

          Why you providing support on public forums. Your support desk should be good enough for them not to need to go anywhere else?

          July 22, 2011 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          They why do you speak with him over LEB? Have you tryed their contact “channels” before you came here to speak with him “without wanting to speak with him”? …

          July 22, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          *Then.. (typo)

          July 22, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  18. shiner:

    up30, up40

    out of stock T_T

    July 21, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
    • we will have stock tomorrow new machine

      All servers We configured as follows:
      # Sandy Bridge Xeon E3-1230 3.2Ghz
      # 32 GB Or 16 GB memory
      # 2 x 2 TB hard drives with Raid
      # Hot-Swap Drives
      # Nodes Locations United States Seattle

      July 25, 2011 @ 2:35 am | Reply
      • You can’t have 32G in SB servers yet, just FYI.


        July 25, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
        • iKocka:

          “Max Memory Size: 32 GB” ;)

          July 25, 2011 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
        • the 8gb ram sticks needed for 32gb are very expensive

          July 25, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
        • it’s not correct we comfirm form network it can be 32GB ram
          however . we would avoide load etc . so some node will be used 16 to 24 Maximum

          July 25, 2011 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          P67A-GD65 overkill?

          July 25, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
        • So you’re using the 8GB DDR3 non-ecc modules that aren’t even in production yet?


          July 25, 2011 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
        • Yes, I guess 4x4GB is the max for this platforms

          July 25, 2011 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
        • amsung 8GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333MHz ECC Unbuffered CL9 240-Pin DIMM Dual Rank Original Memory Module Mfr P/N M391B1G73AH0-CH9

          This is the only memory that is SuperMicro approved for their 1155 motherboards, $900 per 8gb module, so please stop looking foolish Daniel, you don’t sell fairy tale amounts of ram without looking like a total and complete jackass who is going to pump and dump, then run like hell. You might very well have $3600 worth of ram in the node, and pigs fly too.

          July 25, 2011 @ 11:29 pm | Reply
        • Interesting, is a very new module I guess.

          July 26, 2011 @ 12:16 am | Reply
        • Hi,
          we was confirm from network then after i talk with owner to comfirm again can provide 32 GB . they back say sorry


          July 26, 2011 @ 10:57 am | Reply
        • Sorry. But your last picture this one just proves your lying. They clearly state your motherboard does not support the required ram.

          July 26, 2011 @ 11:06 am | Reply
        • You do not understand because you attack people only.
          after they confirm they back say sorry

          their reply after sorry
          ((( best to go with xxx or xxxx, this server mobo do support upto 32GB RAM but it requires UDIMM and we can’t seem to find an 8GB stick of UDIMM out there, all 8GB sticks are RDIMM and I don’t think it will work on this mobo/CPU.)))

          i will not give you my attention again. so please Stop attacking us

          July 26, 2011 @ 11:29 am | Reply
      • iKocka:

        Ouch… I/O rate must be pretty bad or there is no redudancy :(

        July 25, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
        • dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k conv=fdatasync count=64k ; rm test
          65536+0 records in
          65536+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 13.1389 seconds, 81.7 MB/s
          July 25, 2011 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
      • Daniel:

        Quite a nice spec machine for these plans/prices.

        July 25, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
  19. zefie:

    I’d avoid this host. I ordered the Xen package, the machine is oversold. It takes 20+ seconds just to do a directory listing (ls) on a directory with 2 files in it. When you contact support, he replies in unintelligible broken engrish saying that it is impossible to oversell since it is Xen.

    Yes, it may be impossible to over-allocate resources on Xen, but there is nothing stopping a server admin from running both OpenVZ and Xen on the same box. I have done it before. Just because my Xen resources are not oversold does not mean he does not have 1000 OpenVZ clients on the same box, therefore overselling. You have to oversell at these prices, but you should also make sure the service is usable.

    Sadly PayPal sided in his favor, so I am out $3.60, which is not a big deal, but I figured I should warn you all, you better have alot of patience using this service. I could not even use it as a remote file backup. Utterly useless.

    July 25, 2011 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
    • It’s working great for my Minecraft server.

      July 25, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
    • iKocka:

      Overselling can be easily done with ballooning. I think your VPS is low because of low I/O speed,

      July 25, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Didn’t know it was possible to Run xen and openvz on same box, I knew it was possible for KVM and openvz. And overselling is extremely easy on Xen. You have to oversell with most Low end plans.

      July 25, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
    • 1000 OpenVZ clients on the same box??? so it would need 1000 ips for them in same box:)
      we have one Xen node overload. we work into it. you don’t try contect us just run away open disput!!

      July 25, 2011 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
      • You claim not to oversell above and now you are overselling on one box?

        Am I the only one noticing these things?

        July 25, 2011 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
        • iKocka:

          I believe he wanted to say that one node is currently under high loads. You should really improve your english skills to run a business in english.

          July 25, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
    • copy??
      we have permission from volumedrive and use network picutre too
      Rather than waste time in searching us go and look out for interested private. and how grow you Business. I will not respond to your comments from now or spend time to reply.

      July 25, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Even if it is stolen content there is nothing the “other” sites can do,As the server is in Germany. and is not subject to them dreadfull DMCA laws. But does it realy matter? its not causing any harm is it..

      July 25, 2011 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
    • hexel:

      Why LoveVPS owner instead of asking about this just accused ?

      Competition much ?

      July 26, 2011 @ 12:03 am | Reply
      • Competion? Not in a million years.

        July 26, 2011 @ 11:08 am | Reply
        • You can not competition us. You just only attacking people becuse can’t competition them

          we will not reply on your attacking again. so you can say as you wish

          Good bye

          July 26, 2011 @ 11:35 am | Reply
        • This once again shows your bad business knowlege. Not everything is about competing on price. Have you heard of quality, I have not once seen your companys owner post anywhere on the web. Leading me to think he is non existant.

          I personally believe that I would never want to go as low as $4.95 for 1GB Ram. You simply can not afford to provide quality support for a customer at that price.

          If I wanted I could beat your price, but that would result in me being unable to manage the company sustainably. I strongly doubt that you have a rock solid business plan behind Up2VPS. Also may I just ask Daniel why you didn’t start your own hosting company up? Oh wait you already had one.

          July 26, 2011 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
        • Jim:

          Matthew, take some advice. Flaming Daniel in EVERY useless, negative, unconstructive comment you have made here doesn’t make him look bad, it makes you look terrible.

          I don’t know whether I would get an account at Up2VPS (nothing to do with anything you’ve posted), but I know for fact now, by your totally unprofessional, immature behaviour here, that I will never ever consider LoveVPS.

          Perhaps your time would be better spent concentrating on your own business, Matthew, rather than endlessly grinding your axe over another VPSs here, and losing potential customers as a result.

          July 26, 2011 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
        • hexel:

          I’m feeling a big lack of morality.

          July 30, 2011 @ 10:20 pm | Reply
  20. hexel:

    Okay my VPS was down for a day they were working on fixing the issue.

    My VPS is back but I had a complete data loss, the VPS was remaded (not my old machine).

    I had tons of work into it I demand a explanation and a solution. If Up2Vps doesn’t have a backup of my VPS I demand a refund.

    July 31, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
    • hexel:

      They said they will recreate my VPS manually, let’s see what will happend.

      July 31, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
    • hexel:

      The VPS is up but my data is out …

      Still waiting for a fix.

      July 31, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
    • hexel:

      Okay it’s fixed and I got a backup.

      Time to reinstall everything :)

      July 31, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
      • Hi,
        should everything ok now . Volumedrive it just apain we will not dealling with them anymore

        July 31, 2011 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          What does this means? That you’re about to cancel old volumedrive servers too?

          July 31, 2011 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
        • Hi,
          no all old nodes up. we get one of nodes dead HD and dead Ram volumedrive slow bit which make us upset

          July 31, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
        • hexel:

          Yeah looks like volumedrive provides bad hardware to their costumers, Up2Vps didn’t have any fault in this.

          Daniel is doing a very good job on helping !

          July 31, 2011 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
        • @hexel

          it’s not the point.they slow to replace Hardware.we haave dead Ram it’s will be replace in the morning by new brand ram

          Thanks You

          July 31, 2011 @ 10:34 pm | Reply
        • Daniel:

          Are VD renting desktop hardware or server stuff?

          July 31, 2011 @ 10:36 pm | Reply
        • hexel:


          If I had a datacenter I could get any hardware part in a few hours.

          Volumedrive is being kinda slow.

          July 31, 2011 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
        • @Daiel
          it depend on CPU. like core i7 it’s desktop brand, their Xen server brand

          they pretty out of stock. Also shipment take around 1 to 2 weeks. when we shipment hardware it would take around 10 to 15 days

          July 31, 2011 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
  21. Jay Donavin:

    I’ve been really happy with my service through Up2VPS so far. I’m on a Xen service based in Seattle.

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
  22. Nagesh Shetty:

    We got a windows box from up2vps last month and to be honest, we have had a smooth ride till now.. The bandwidth or the i/o sometimes seems to get overloaded but thats understandable.. The good thing is support which till now is good except their broken english which takes the issue understanding and resolution few rounds of emails but thats ok i guess..For example, we had a windows startup issue after an update, uk2vps guys got it resolved after a few round of broken english conversation in matter of 30 minutes so well done guys.

    However, I am on dispute currently on their un fair attitude to old customers over pricing. They are offering same package as ours (win40) for about 15 dollars wheres as we pay 20 dollars.. this is grossly unfair seeing its same package.. how we would feel customer paying less and being in the same node as us.. This is annoyingly discriminate. The resaon they gave us is our node is expensive when they got it and now the node they have is cheaper.. On what basis my node is expensive.. We didn’t brought a node, we brought a package..unless they guarantee our node will have few vps accounts then the cheaper one but they said or mentioned it.. So we are paying more for the same exact package which anew customer is paying less..

    It seems to us, they have few spcae left in the node at our price and to sell those few spaces they have brought down the price.but this is so unprofessional.. so unfair .. and highly discriminate..

    Up2vps, keep your customer in mind before you start any package or write a policy.. internal systems or rules are shaped on customer use and not vice versa.. Hope you do the changes and give the same level of service and policies to customer get the same packages/account specs..

    A Happy up2vps but annoyed customer

    September 2, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
  23. d'Armond:

    I’ve had a horrible time with this VPS provider, and I would strongly urge others to avoid them at all costs. They advertise a 99.9% uptime SLA guarantee, but I experienced over 10 hours of downtime with them over a 2 week period, and all they would say is, basically, “too bad.” These guys care more about getting and keeping your money than taking care of their customers or providing good service.

    Ask them what the terms of their SLA are, and what they do for their customers when the violate their SLA. Then run as fast as you can and find a reputable VPS provider.

    The full story, including my interactions with their support guys, is on my blog:


    October 21, 2011 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
  24. mikel:

    bad site . Up2VPS stole my money after i pay he cancel my order and don`t return my money Beware not involved in this site so you do not lose your money

    September 20, 2012 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  25. Alan Shiu:

    Becare of this “Black Shop”. UP2VPS is a Internet Fraud indeed.

    They charged me twice times(Linux Yearly Plans) and could deliver any service to me. They just said my VPS is suspended and rejected to refund.

    They also wanted to charge my bank account recurrently but luckily my bank stops the payments after 2 times were made to them. Now, I reported the case to Police and asked the bank to stop all payments to this “Black Shop”…..

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    November 18, 2012 @ 5:18 am | Reply

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