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VMStorm – $2.79 128MB VMWare VPS in State College PA

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 2, 2011 @ 6:29 am, by LowEndAdmin

VMStormVPS David from VMStorm sent me some special offers for the LowEndBox readers. The two offers here are at the pricing and specification level higher and lower than their previously featured offer “vServerF1”.

  • 384MB memory
  • 15GB Storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • VMWare
  • $6.66/month (Direct Signup Link)
  • 128MB memory
  • 10GB Storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • VMWare
  • $2.79/month (Direct Signup Link)

You can pay with either PayPal (once-off or subscription) or credit card. Both plans have 1x vCPU core using i7-870 or better, and storage is using RAID10 based SAN. Nice benchmark from last time. These are VMWare-based VPS which means they should be happy to load most operating systems that you throw at them. Servers in State College PA (test IP: 173.189.119.77), where VMStorm’s parent company, Flashpoint Informatics is located. Interestingly you can pay “$5 setup fee” to have your VM set up in 5 minutes, which otherwise it might be placed in lower priority. Looks like a team of 3 at the moment according to LinkedIn, although David did have a fully sick custom profile URL there :)

32 Comments

  1. Thanks for the post LEA.

    Our company is 4 full-timers right now, all based out of our headquarters in State College, PA.

    We’re looking forward to working with more low-end-boxers!

    Best,
    Dave

    November 2, 2011 @ 11:11 am | Reply
  2. I just got the 128MB package

    CPU Info

    root@ubuntu:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 30
    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         870  @ 2.93GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2942.521
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    fdiv_bug        : no
    hlt_bug         : no
    f00f_bug        : no
    coma_bug        : no
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc up arch_perfmon pebs bts xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm ida dts
    bogomips        : 5885.04
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    

    IO and Network Test

    root@ubuntu:~# ~/setup.sh test
    Classic I/O test
    dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 26.2379 s, 40.9 MB/s
    
    Network test
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O 100mb.test && rm -fr 100mb.test
    --2011-11-02 07:21:21--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 9.61M/s   in 10s
    
    2011-11-02 07:21:32 (9.64 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    November 2, 2011 @ 11:22 am | Reply
  3. circus:

    “David from VMStore” a little typo perhaps :)

    November 2, 2011 @ 11:23 am | Reply
  4. Yingfei Zhang:

    A simple review: They have good service with very fast ticket reply (promised less than 24 hrs) and setup (around 6 mins for me). Also They seems to be a reliable start-up with LinkedIn profiles. Simple but Good looking self-designed panel, everything seems well organized.

    Unfortunately, I have a bad connection through sprintlink & L3 (package dropping up to 10%), a bit higher price is acceptable for me if they could introduce He network:-)

    November 8, 2011 @ 3:17 am | Reply
    • Hi There Yingfei — thanks for the positive comments. Our routes shouldn’t be that bad. Please provide your IP address and we’ll escalate it to our providers or force the packets through a different route to resolve this issue. You can message it directly to support {at} vmstormvps [dot] com

      Thanks,
      Dave

      November 8, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
      • Yingfei Zhang:

        I’ve verified, the network works perfect for west coast and Germany. It’s not ur problem. just like packages ate by a black hole on my route to VMStorm.

        November 8, 2011 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
        • Understood — we buy from L3 so can escalate to them if you want. They may be able to add an alternate route to sprintlink.

          Thanks
          Dave

          November 8, 2011 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  5. Aj:

    A+ service and very friendly support staff with quick response times. They use custom control panel which is very nice looking. Hope they continue this great business and I will be looking forward to using them for my VPS :)

    November 10, 2011 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the feedback! We’re looking forward to working with the community for quite a while to come!

      November 11, 2011 @ 4:17 am | Reply
  6. Steven Verbeek:

    It went really well, I have a nice new VPS. A few things I’d say, their order form is a bit lacking, when you order a lightbox appears that does all kinds of cool stuff, but then it just sits there requiring you to close it manually, and your other information doesn’t clear.

    That should really redirect you somewhere once it is complete, it makes you feel like you are still waiting.

    Their site also seems a little empty??? Like their datacenter page has 6 paragraphs with no actual details, it would be helpful to know which datacenter it is, routing information, etc.

    Besides that it is nice!

    November 11, 2011 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
    • Steve,

      Thanks for the feedback! We’re always looking to improve the user experience and the site content/design. I’ll see what I can do to get some of those changes made.

      We route primarily through Level3 and also peer with Windstream who peers with AT&T, Sprint, Level3 and some others. Both carriers enter our facility through diverse fiber paths and we have a fully redundant core routing infrastructure. Our datacenter is privately owned by Flashpoint, the parent company of VMStorm. We’re the only tenant and the only folks with access.

      Looking forward to working with you.

      Best,
      Dave

      November 11, 2011 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
      • john:

        any burstable ram?

        November 26, 2011 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
        • No burstable RAM. Swap is included though which is probably better than ‘burstable RAM’ as it’s actually quantifiable and reliable.

          Thanks,
          Dave

          November 26, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
  7. Corey:

    Ordered the 128 MB package, have had it for about an hour, Network/disk/everything seems great, hopefully it will stay that way ^__^!

    December 25, 2011 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  8. Minh Nguyen:

    I picked up the $2.79 package to try out VMStorm. Support has been exceptional. David is great. The VPS is humming along very well. We will move some bigger instances over to VMStorm if this keeps up.

    January 5, 2012 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
  9. Thanks for the positive feedback folks, we’re happy to have you onboard!

    January 6, 2012 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
  10. Mazmardigan:

    Finally, a VPS company which seems to have decent technicians. Everything works like a charm, only one unexpected restart since the offer came up.

    January 12, 2012 @ 10:25 pm | Reply
  11. micromonser:

    is this a good provider?

    February 14, 2012 @ 4:38 am | Reply
  12. asf:

    @micromonser
    One of the best here, and I am with LEB from day one!
    No vnc, I am missing that the most. ..but performance and network are +1

    February 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  13. aljun:

    are you still n business?

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:31 am | Reply
    • Maybe is better to visit their site and ask via mail/contact form.

      April 24, 2012 @ 8:58 am | Reply
    • LOL! Yes, of course we’re still in business…

      Cheers,
      Dave

      April 24, 2012 @ 11:33 am | Reply
  14. How much i have to wait to active my VPS?
    Becouse i just payd and i don’t get anything…

    September 1, 2012 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  15. Just want to let people know here is my review about them:

    http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-56vm-storm-vps/

    I am really impressed by the solid VPS I have received from them, at a really cheap price. Good job VMStorm and hope to see another LEB offer soon!

    September 23, 2012 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  16. Dave:

    VPS Has been down for 2 days – support tickets go unanswered.

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:01 am | Reply
    • David Gibbons:

      Hi There,

      The best way to get support is via our ticket system, chat or phone. Thanks.

      I would recommend checking your invoice/payment history if you believe the VPS to have been cancelled without consent. Otherwise please pm or email your ticket number and I’ll have someone take a look for you first thing tomorrow.

      Thanks,
      Dave

      January 7, 2013 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  17. So, is this deadpool as well? I see it being redirected to another website now

    August 21, 2013 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
  18. Hi Asim,

    No — we were forced by a trademark owner of the word “storm” to move our VMStorm brand into another one of our brands, Cloud My Office. All customers and services are still live.

    Thanks for the question, though!

    Dave

    August 21, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

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