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VirtualSRV - $2.99 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago

VirtualSRV Not really a new provider, VirtualSRV has been buying our banner ads since April this year and has its domain since end of 2009. However Lorenzo contacted me saying that somehow they were never featured… So here it is. They have some OpenVZ plans and Xen plans on offer. Their most low-end offer, “Vz-128”, is $2.99/month. Here’s the purchase link, and you get

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • 1x vCPU core
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

According to their post on WHT today, you can also use coupon code OpenVZ30 to get 30% off for the first month. Payment with PayPal, credit card or AlertPay. 3 locations to choose from — SingleHop in Chicago IL (test IP:, Ubiquity Server in Phoenix AZ (test IP: and Hetzner in Frankfurt Germany (test IP:

Lorenco is based in Italy, also running SysRack, and was operating VZLayer.com as well before, which he sold to Rike Media last November.

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  1. Bob:

    Hum, so sounds like your adspots are pretty interesting:

    their vps are expensive, in a pretty common location – if they continue to pay for ads it means that people actually subscribe that way.

    Interesting :-)

    November 16, 2011 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
    • Judging from how much people pay for those ads, the click throughs and how much hosting-related keywords cost at Google AdWords — I’ll say most have got a bargain and I can’t see why they don’t want to continue…

      November 16, 2011 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
      • Yurp, I’ve been waiting for a spot for 2 months now. God damn.

        November 16, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          Wow, that’s crazy!

          November 16, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
      • Double that, 4 month i have been lurking for one of those add spaces. I have given up :(

        November 21, 2011 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
  2. FM:

    Hetzner in Frankfurt?

    November 16, 2011 @ 12:38 pm | Reply
    • Probably is… Hetzner Falkenstein or…. Equinix Frankfurt :P

      November 17, 2011 @ 2:03 am | Reply
      • FM:

        The test IP is from a block owned by Hetzner …

        November 17, 2011 @ 9:03 am | Reply
  3. Jack:

    Well ..

    Site looks legit. like the fact they accept alertpay and paypal.

    is it possible to move locations once purchased?

    November 17, 2011 @ 1:42 am | Reply
    • Hello, yes you can change location when you want. Just let us know and we can migrate your VPS.

      November 17, 2011 @ 10:09 am | Reply
  4. Zero:

    I cannot find any VAT number on their website, which is mandatory for italian businesses with a website.

    November 17, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      I don’t wonder about that any longer. Most companies featured here from the EU don’t stick to their national law and don’t fulfill the requirements for information based on EU law. So why wonder in this case?

      November 21, 2011 @ 9:58 am | Reply
      • Zero:

        In this case the company can be subjected to a penalty of 258 EUR to 2065 EUR which makes me think that if they doesn’t care about this they aren’t a “serious” business.

        November 21, 2011 @ 10:18 am | Reply
        • Tom:

          I couldn’t agree more.

          November 21, 2011 @ 10:25 am | Reply
  5. REZ:

    Their AlertPay payment is probably bugged, I paid for my very first server and the Invoice kept saying that it’s “Unpaid“. Too bad that this kind of issues is going to have to be manually resolved, and thus I can’t say if they have an automated provisioning system.

    November 18, 2011 @ 7:26 am | Reply
  6. jack:

    They do. they haven’t setup the API for alertpay i personally requested it earlier today.

    November 19, 2011 @ 2:48 am | Reply
  7. Mirat:

    Already ordered and the OS is automatically CentOS.
    Is there a way to switch to ubuntu?

    November 20, 2011 @ 6:53 am | Reply
    • Jack:

      Try using the solus panel?

      November 20, 2011 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
      • Mirat:

        Ah yes. There is a full range there.
        Sorry I am an idiot.

        November 21, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  8. Tom:

    This company doesn’t even know where their datacenter is located. Hetzner has two locations in Germany: Nürnberg (Bavaria) and Falkenstein (Saxony). They claim Frankfurt on their website which is in Hessia. So not only a completely different town but also a completely different state.

    Whould you trust a company that doesn’t even know where the datacenter is located? Well, I would have my doubts.

    November 21, 2011 @ 10:01 am | Reply
  9. Eltis:

    Lorenzo, I am trying to run an OpenVPN access server. Can you please check my ticket and follow the simple commands so I can get IP tables working?


    November 22, 2011 @ 5:51 am | Reply
  10. Hello all, I’ve purchased a month of VPN (cheapest deal for 2$) and got myself a neat 6-7mbit proxy + Drupal 7.0 running on it. Impressive for the value!! will prolly enroll into couple more months with this host. (using their germany server and a free .tk domain)

    December 7, 2011 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  11. Jack:

    Just purchased will post a review in a month.

    January 22, 2012 @ 1:03 pm | Reply
  12. Andy Keren:

    3 months with this host.

    February 1, 2012 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
  13. Jack:

    My Review after: 25 days with them!

    Support response time 10/10
    Submit ticket at: 22/01/2012 12:59
    Reply for ticket at: 22/01/2012 13:53

    The uptime has been pretty good , they’re was a network downtime due to the core router/switch at hetzner died this affected everyone with servers at hetzner so it wasn’t there fault at it was only down for 30 mins ish.

    Lorenzo Coco seems to be the only one that replies to tickets. I’m guessing another one man team? If so hes doing a great job.

    [root@jack ~]# 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, 19.3759 seconds, 55.4 MB/s
    [root@jack ~]#

    IO isn’t bad for $2.99

     [root@jack ~]# wget -O /dev/null cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --03:46:24--  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: `/dev/null'
    100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 9.87M/s   in 10s
    03:46:34 (9.66 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    [root@jack ~]#

    Port speed is pretty steady too.

    The node i am on is CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+

    I think if im correct its the X5 from hetzner: http://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produkte_rootserver/x5

    as when i booted it Solus bugged [Does this sometimes with other providers] and it showed 8GB RAM.

    February 16, 2012 @ 12:48 am | Reply

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