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VPS Royale – $4 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 4, 2010 @ 12:46 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated March 2011: VPS Royale website is now redirecting to parked domain. Lots of reports of failed services (see comments). I think we all agree that Conner has done a runner. FAIL.

VPSRoyale Thanks to Matt for pointing to me this WHT offer. VPS Royale has just launched and is offering 20% off from all VPS packages when you use promo code LAUNCH. Their “Big VPS” does not sound low end at all except for the price — $4/month after the discount. You can order yours here.

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 10Mbps unmetered bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

They are using BurstNet in Scranton. The sign up form is very clean. There is not much on their website though that describe who they are. Standard ToS and AUP — no IRC. Domain registered in March 2010. All 4 NS are on the same class C (on the same box actually), and their website is hosted with Kerplunc (TinyVPS, ServerBytes, etc).

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

49 Comments

  1. Stephen:

    “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.” From paypal

    November 4, 2010 @ 3:48 am | Reply
    • Daniel:

      The Paypal account that they use is limited. It’s most likely unverified too. What a pitty.

      November 4, 2010 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  2. Marc:

    “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.” From paypal

    A 2good2BTrue offer?

    November 4, 2010 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
  3. Jon:

    I got the same message as Stephen

    November 4, 2010 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
  4. Hey Guys!
    Very sorry about the unable to pay issue.
    We had a verified account and PayPal randomly suspended it. We’ve provided them with all of the info that they requested and we are just waiting for them to give us account access back.
    If any of you have any questions or complaints then feel free to send me an email personally at connor@vpsroyale.com

    November 6, 2010 @ 12:49 am | Reply
  5. sigh… still got this message:
    “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.”

    November 8, 2010 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
  6. Hey Everyone,
    PayPal finally gave us access to our account again! Took multiple phone calls and several hours on hold.
    Everyone who has already ordered can just pay the old invoice and your order will be automatically set up

    November 11, 2010 @ 12:53 am | Reply
  7. James:

    Signed up. No confirmation email or anything to indicate any kind of progress.

    November 11, 2010 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  8. James:

    Now there is. Took a little while that’s all. No worries.

    November 11, 2010 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
    • Stefano:

      Signed up 45 minutes ago, payed instantly, still no confirmation email, still no progress.

      November 18, 2010 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
  9. Damian:

    I just signed up for one, too. I did notice that the paypal contact is a non-U.S. person instead of a business.

    November 19, 2010 @ 12:15 am | Reply
    • Damian:

      …and about 11 minutes later I had my login info. Looks good so far.

      November 19, 2010 @ 2:34 am | Reply
  10. zx123:

    do you allow proxy web sites?? and vpn or proxy like squid?

    November 20, 2010 @ 3:19 am | Reply
  11. zx123:

    about vpn and squid proxy they are private! I am the only one that I use them ;)
    but what about website proxies?? like this site freeproxysite.info??? this kind of site are used from students to unblock facebook etc at school

    November 20, 2010 @ 3:25 am | Reply
    • We can’t allow browser based proxies unless they are login/password protected

      November 20, 2010 @ 3:32 am | Reply
  12. zx123:

    can I ask why?

    November 20, 2010 @ 3:41 am | Reply
  13. Damian:

    This was pretty much just laughably awful.

    Running Debian’s apt-get upgrade for 2 or 3 packages on took 10-15 minutes for completion. Transferring files yielded a blazing 30-40kbyte/sec. Compiling something? Grab a coffee or a nap or something; you’ll be waiting.

    After cancelling my VPS after 2 days, I created a support ticket to inquire about getting a prorated refund for the remainder of my payment. This ticket was closed without a response. Yes, it’s “just” $4, but if support tickets are going to be ignored and closed for billing, I can’t imagine they’d do much better when it comes to other support issues. Very unprofessional.

    Stay away.

    November 21, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
    • Hey Damian,

      I’m sorry but these are the first we are hearing of either connection or IO issues. Everyone else has been hitting right at our 10mb/s throttle.

      You opened up about 3 support tickets (by accident or on purpose, i’m not sure), and we closed the redundant ones. Your other ticket was responded to.

      Please be honest about what actually happened. If you had provided us with the information that you were getting slow network speeds then we would have been happy to look in to it for you

      November 21, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
    • Stefano:

      I also signed up for one of their VPS, disk IO is ridiculous, about 20MB/s (other providers are more than 6x faster). Also sent them a ticket about that.

      Stay away is my suggestion too.

      November 22, 2010 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
      • 20MB/sec is actually pretty good for a VPS. Or did you mean 20KB/sec ?

        November 22, 2010 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
        • Stefano:

          No, it’s 20MB/s. Anyway, compared to others (like NordicVPS or YardVPS) it’s really low (Nordic is 60-80MB/s, YardVPS OpenVZ is 120MB/s and YardVPS Xen is 300MB/s). And you see it, for example, when you update packages (apt-get upgrade): the installation is really slow.

          November 22, 2010 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
        • Hey,
          Just ran a test on a completely standard VPS on one of our nodes(exact same node as Stefano) and i got 240 MB/s

          Would be happy to provide the LowEndBox admin with access to verify this if he wants.
          Of course this could have just been lucky and at a time with very low load

          [root@test ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/output.img bs=8k count=256k
          262144+0 records in
          262144+0 records out
          2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 8.95368 seconds, 240 MB/s
          [root@test ~]#

          Just to compare, here is the same test run on a Linode VPS taken at the exact same time

          [root@lightsaber ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/output.img bs=8k count=256k
          262144+0 records in
          262144+0 records out
          2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 87.3021 seconds, 24.6 MB/s

          November 22, 2010 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
        • You need to add `conv=fdatasync` to dd to make the value comparable.

          November 22, 2010 @ 11:31 pm | Reply
        • Stefano:

          This is what I get on my VPS:

          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, 129.174 s, 8.3 MB/s

          As you can see, it’s even lower than what it was before. I hope you’ll find a solution.

          November 22, 2010 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  14. Damian:

    The speeds Stefano posted was approximately what I was getting. 8.3mb/sec for disk IO would have been fine for what I was intending to do with the VPS, but as Stefano also pointed out, apt-get was unusably slow, as was compiling anything. I’m not sure what was causing the issue.

    Still no response about a refund.

    November 24, 2010 @ 7:45 am | Reply
  15. If anyone is still having issues with I/O then open a support ticket or send us an email (contact@vpsroyale.com) and we will get you moved over to a new node

    November 30, 2010 @ 12:39 am | Reply
  16. VConnection:

    Massive VPS vps01.indovcon.net 1 Month Jan 15, 2011 Yes Pending

    PayPal $15.00 $15.00 $0.00 4AR01238NK760390J Approved Jan 15, 2011

    1279 High General Support Sales Admin Response View/Update | Close
    1284 High General Support Sales Admin Response View/Update | Close

    3 Days + 2 Support Ticket… and still pending status… AMAZING !!!!

    January 17, 2011 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
  17. GOMKID:

    VConnection wrote:
    Massive VPS vps01.indovcon.net 1 Month Jan 15, 2011 Yes Pending

    PayPal $15.00 $15.00 $0.00 4AR01238NK760390J Approved Jan 15, 2011

    1279 High General Support Sales Admin Response View/Update | Close
    1284 High General Support Sales Admin Response View/Update | Close

    3 Days + 2 Support Ticket… and still pending status… AMAZING !!!!
    *************************************************************************

    Hey VConnection have you recieved your vps yet? i am also in the exact catagorie as you. :(

    January 18, 2011 @ 6:36 am | Reply
  18. egi:

    right now i cannot get in to vps..and my vps down..
    shit i haven’t back up all my files :(

    January 23, 2011 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
  19. egi:

    i’m hopeless..
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Name Servers: NS1.VPSROYALE.COM
    NS2.VPSROYALE.COM
    NS3.VPSROYALE.COM
    NS4.VPSROYALE.COM
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Created: 28-feb-2010
    Expires: 28-feb-2011
    Updated: 17-oct-2010

    the domain vpsroyale.com only few days left…
    CONNOR BUZAN…it’s ok if i lost my money but please i need all my files…

    January 23, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
    • @egi: “only few days left”….more then a month as it expires on Feb 28th 2011…..

      January 23, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
    • @dirk

      Domain expiring is one thing, it seems that their blesta license has expired. I guess that triggers an alert for a backup-and-move exercise, provided the VPS still works.

      January 29, 2011 @ 5:57 am | Reply
  20. Anon:

    My VPS is still working, even I can’t pay for it. Also they won’t answer my support ticket.

    January 30, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply
  21. seem my vps is down too…
    what happened with vpsroyale ?

    February 1, 2011 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
    • Their website works for me. The client login comes up too:

      http://client.vpsroyale.com/

      February 1, 2011 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
      • Anon:

        Well yes, that “works”… But if you try to login, some Blesta licence thing appears.

        Also my VPS is down too. So, bye bye VPSRoyale.

        February 1, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
  22. elber galarga:

    Connor Buzan thief

    February 1, 2011 @ 11:15 pm | Reply
  23. elber galarga:

    news?

    February 2, 2011 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
  24. He stole my money!

    I payed 15 dollar for 3 months and i send 3 emaisl but no respond after 24 hours

    Never buy an VPS here its a SCAM!

    February 3, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
  25. Andypoo:

    I have a VPS with VPS Royale, but the I/O is painfully slow. Sometimes, I sit there waiting for a shell to load whilst I connect in.

    My VPS is up though – 55 days – just really really slow unfortunately. Seems like it could also be bandwidth pegged, as there is intermittent lag on the connection in addition to the slow disk.

    Am also curious about the Blesta license thing – sent them an e-mail.

    February 7, 2011 @ 12:03 am | Reply
  26. Last month my VPS at VPS Royale went offline for around a week with no response from the client contact e-mail. The VPS came back on-line eventually however the “management interface” (Blesta) is no longer functioning properly and I can’t log in to restart my VPS (required for some updates to take effect). No response from their contact e-mail in over a week of requests.

    I hope it will all get sorted soon, but it appears the owner may have gone AWOL.

    Re: the I/O issues, there’s a known problem with the virtualization kernel version my VPS was deployed on with random I/O blocking that should be fixed with a newer version. I didn’t consider this vpsroyale’s fault, it is what it is when you deploy the latest and greatest sometimes.

    February 7, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  27. Andypoo:

    No reply to me either. No change to the invalid license. And now I’m getting upwards of 75% packet loss to my VPS. Not really sure what to do in this case. I have a good length of contract in front of me, but this machine is basically unusable.

    February 9, 2011 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  28. Tp:

    scam!

    February 17, 2011 @ 3:54 am | Reply
  29. Customer:

    I just bought a VPS $5. At first I could login but now I get the message, your license has expired. My VPS was pending. Please stay away from VPSroyale.

    February 20, 2011 @ 4:28 am | Reply
  30. Tp:

    dead pool

    March 1, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  31. Anon:

    Yup, the domain is finally dead. deadpool

    March 2, 2011 @ 11:23 pm | Reply

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