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Vazapi - $5 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago or San Jose

Update December 2011 — Vazapi has been sold to Netrouting and its domain is now on AdSense for Domain.

Vazapi We know that some of you had a lot of problem with their previous $15/year offer. It has been almost 2 months now and they are keen for another try. Nope, not cheap annual plan anymore, but Pete from Vazapi emailed me a special promo for LowEndBox readers as “an apology to teething problem during annual promotion”. Promo code is LEB0611, and makes “uVZ-2” $5/month at checkout. Direct sign up link here, and this is what you will get

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers will be provisioned to San Jose by default (test IP:, but if you want Chicago (test IP:, you would need to open a ticket to have your VPS re-provisioned. IPv6 is “available” — you’ll be given a /64 on request, however from previous posts IPv6 might not actually work so YMMV.

Vazapi is affiliated with ServerMinds, Graxis, etc.

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  1. For me has been almost perfect. Sometimes slow I/O, but the uptime is good and performance is amazing (You know, that pi thread…), actually http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/425503

    Just got one outgae about 1 hour (or less, I don’t remember). After that:

    $ uptime
     20:45:05 up 21 days,  1:17,  1 user,  load average: 0.65, 0.24, 0.08

    And this, but is perfectly usable.

    $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k conv=fdatasync count=10k; rm test
    10240+0 records in
    10240+0 records out
    671088640 bytes (671 MB) copied, 72.0554 s, 9.3 MB/s
    $ vmstat
    procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ----cpu----
     r  b   swpd   free   buff  cache   si   so    bi    bo   in   cs us sy id wa
     1  1      0 480428      0      0    0    0     0     1    0    4  0  0 99  1

    Oh yeah, and that net speed…

    $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 36.1M/s   in 2.8s

    To east:

    wget http://atlanta1.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 3.45M/s   in 30s


    wget http://fremont1.linode.com/100MB-fremont.bin
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 60.8M/s   in 1.6s

    Hard test:

    wget http://london1.linode.com/100MB-london.bin
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 1.45M/s   in 67s

    Long comment? Sorry, I am just happy n_n

    June 15, 2011 @ 1:52 am | Reply
    • Buck Mamma:

      There’s no problem with a long comment, and no problem with being happy either. I’ve been wondering about Vazapi and I think I might just give this deal a try.

      June 15, 2011 @ 2:16 am | Reply
    • How about DD test? :D

      June 15, 2011 @ 3:58 am | Reply
      • There is one – in the second green box!

        June 15, 2011 @ 4:00 am | Reply
        • Ops, I passed this box :D DD is so slow?

          June 15, 2011 @ 4:15 am | Reply
        • Sometimes… sometimes not. For my usage, is perfect, I can install software reasonably quick and do some tasks without getting angry xD

          If you really need too much I/O, go elsewhere =P If you need processing or just host some websites, this is a good choice.

          And well, that results are of the $15 offer. This maybe are another nodes.

          June 15, 2011 @ 4:19 am | Reply
    • M_M:

      Thanks for that review. I had one with great performance too. I think your VPS is even better in CPU. But mine has excellent I/O, if you tried another time, maybe you should get decent values

      June 15, 2011 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  2. Leo:

    Incredible fast setup, something like 5 secs or less lol.

    June 15, 2011 @ 2:36 am | Reply
  3. Joe Merit:

    My $15 vps has been pretty good.. The ipv6 finally worked but he gives a single ipv6 address and not the whole /64 like was originally stated on the $15 deal.

    June 15, 2011 @ 4:06 am | Reply
    • Jason:

      I don’t think single IPv6 even makes sense. Thats not the minimum allocation size per arin, are you sure you’ve made sense of ipv6?

      June 15, 2011 @ 8:58 am | Reply
    • According to Dominic, their “initial IPv6 allocation is exhausted”, so maybe they are now distributing them a lot slower. But wtf, I thought every atom in the universe are supposed to get one IPv6 assigned to them?!

      June 15, 2011 @ 9:51 am | Reply
      • KuJoe:

        So you can get 16 quintillion IPs upon request?!

        June 15, 2011 @ 10:09 am | Reply
      • Jason:

        It can :p I still think IPv6 is pathetic. Anyway… Moving on to the real world :p

        June 15, 2011 @ 10:25 am | Reply
      • Dominic Hakke:

        After the new provisioning of IPv6 after we exhausted our first allocation we where told by our upstreams that we need to have valid justification for our addresses.
        We also told them the ARIN guidelines are showing minimum allocations, but they still see them as “guidelines”

        Sorry i didn’t had that included in our e-mail.

        June 15, 2011 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      You can ask for as many ipv6 ips you like.
      However, it’s randomly assigned (SolusVM style, 2607:ff58:ff00::xxxx:xxxx), not a /64.
      I’m still happy with my $15 vps.

      June 15, 2011 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  4. I like Vazapi website style. very nice!

    June 15, 2011 @ 7:44 am | Reply
  5. João:

    Their VPS are much more faster than Burst.NET. There is no comparison. Actually you can use 100% of RAM they provided for your VPS (no lies like others).

    I’m very satisfied.

    June 15, 2011 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  6. with DS $4?

    June 16, 2011 @ 12:53 am | Reply
  7. hii:

    Vazapi is Best

    June 17, 2011 @ 7:55 am | Reply
    • Care to explain and/or give some reasons why you feel this way?

      June 17, 2011 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
  8. shen jia ming:

    I bought a vps at june 16th, 512MB/1024MB burst, 20GB/1000GB

    1st day IO is good.it is 15MB or up.

    but these 2 day I got that:

    [root@server2 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k oflag=dsync
    373+0 records in
    373+0 records out
    24444928 bytes (24 MB) copied, 104.235 seconds, 235 kB/s
    [root@server2 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k oflag=dsync
    277+0 records in
    277+0 records out
    18153472 bytes (18 MB) copied, 40.5307 seconds, 448 kB/s

    The download speed sometime is 0-5KB/S,some time 30KB/S, 50KB/S,140KB/S … not unstable

    My other vps (at ds or virpus)is often about 110KB/S 24hr/day.

    I ticket them, but no reply.

    June 21, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
    • shen jia ming:

      this vps i only intalled kloxo.

      June 21, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
      • Think about why BuyVM’s 15/year is out of stock within half an hour after they release some stock everytime and how long it takes for Vazapi to sold out on their stock…and there is your answer.

        June 21, 2011 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
        • shen jia ming:

          the (VAZAPI)vps is 5$ 512MB/1024MB burst 20GB/1000GB

          My DS vps is 5$ 512MB/1024MB burst 20GB/1000GB
          my virpus vps is $5 768MB/1024MB burst 50GB/1600GB

          Their download speed is often 110KB/S, and IO is normal.

          Why vazapi vps is so worse?(They’re all use line Hurricane Electric)

          Even not better than a virtual Web Hosting

          June 21, 2011 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  9. Adam:

    Site down?

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
    • john:

      No, they folded their business and ran.

      June 28, 2011 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
      • Jason:

        Not sure – my VPS is still up?

        June 28, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
      • Dominic Hakke:

        No we haven’t fold our business and ran, but its good to know that there are people out there who know it better then us.

        June 28, 2011 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
        • Well the site is down.


          I’m sure you’ll be explaining shortly what the issue is instead of ignoring the issue and snapping at folks.

          June 28, 2011 @ 10:05 pm | Reply
        • Dominic Hakke:

          We are well aware of that, i didn’t say it wasn’t down we have not put up fallback mechanismes for our website so it’s suffering from the issues we are facing on our main node.

          June 28, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
        • And that should have been in your first response.

          June 28, 2011 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
        • john:

          this guy is approaching 80% deadpool, the way he talks, trying to protect himself rather than explaining, offend people first rather than apologizing, the pattern is very similar to Nordic, Hostrail… and then, boom! gone…

          June 29, 2011 @ 3:29 am | Reply
  10. chris:


    July 9, 2011 @ 5:17 am | Reply
  11. See LowEndTalk, they are almost dead, migrate.

    July 9, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply
  12. Someone in San Jose received a mail about a node transfer?

    July 17, 2011 @ 12:54 am | Reply
    • yes, and migrated to miami now, the new host netrouting replies tickets really slowly(in 12-24hours or more), but still alive.

      July 17, 2011 @ 4:31 am | Reply
  13. uZero:

    Vazzzzapi! ;(

    The VPS Hosting services where acquired by Netrouting and a new VPS has been created on their nodes subsequently all old VPS’s where suspended.
    In the notification email of the takeover by Netrouting we indicated that you had to open a ticket if you wanted the content to be transferred these have all been completed and subsequently all VPS has been shutdown on the old node.

    O, nevermind, it was only $5 for me. I don’t want to go to netrouting (“netrouting replies tickets really slowly(in 12-24hours or more), but still alive”). Now I’m going to buy ChicagoVPS, so it will be not a surprise for my luck that they will go away during a month. :)

    July 18, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  14. I got my ticket answered. Seems that their uvz0 VPSs will not be transferred it seems.

    Btw that netrouting seems interesting :P (and isn’t any cheap…)

    July 18, 2011 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
  15. Dino Suarez:

    My Chicago uvz0 was killed and created in San Jose (Data was migrated too). Netrouting seems like a good company. I hope they continue to support these plans.

    July 18, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
  16. Dino Suarez:

    Has anyone been moved to Miami or will the nodes be staying in San Jose?

    July 18, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
  17. Volume VPS User:

    Our VPS went down. It came back up (a file system problem was cited in the ticket). A few days later it went down again. Tickets were unanswered. Then we received a message stating the sale, and moving to Miami. We heard nothing further, and the tickets remain unanswered to this day. We got almost a week of service for a month’s purchase.

    August 18, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Dino Suarez:

      My VPS was transferred about 2 weeks ago from Vazapi’s San Jose location to Netrouting’s Miami
      location. Your vps was probably transferred there too but you didnt get the emails or something.

      I got one of the $15/yr packages and I am very satisfied with the Miami location.

      August 18, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  18. eric rico:

    what a shit!

    we’ve purchased our vps here on sept 6 this year but sad to say until now no feedback or replied on our tickets

    Item Title:
    Vazapi – Invoice #11667
    Sep 6, 2011
    15:51:13 GMT+08:00

    still our account on pending..

    they’re all dead!!!

    September 9, 2011 @ 12:26 am | Reply

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