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VPS Under 5 Dollars – $3.95 128MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 12, 2010 @ 7:22 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated February 2011: VPS Squad and its sister site VPS Under 5 Dollars both disappear off the Internet on 19 February 2011. The business has already cancelled its registration and I don’t think they are coming back. FAIL.

VPS Under 5 Dollars Josh from VPS Squad emailed me about this new service that they are starting — VPS Under 5 Dollars. With obvious name like that, you’ll have no problem guessing what it is about. Their VPS packages start from $3.95/month, which comes with

  • 128MB guaranteed/384MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in Dallas, TX. Here’s direct link to sign up. When you prepay you also get more discount. If you set the billing cycle to 6 months or 1 year, you can also use the promo code UNDER5DOLLARS to get 25% off recurring discount — so it would be either $17.25/6 months (~$2.88/month) or $28.50/year (~$2.38/month). LowEndBox readers can also add “LEB” in the order notes to get 5GB extra storage and 50GB/month extra data.

VPSUnder5Dollars.com also offers VPS of the same spec in either New York, Denver or Netherlands — but at a dearer price of $4.95/month. IRC clients are allowed in Denver and Netherlands but no IRC servers.

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.


  1. rm:

    > Coupon: UNDER5DOLLARS
    > Discount for Annual Payment*

    …but nowhere on the page it is explained what does the * mean. Usually it means “additional conditions apply, see the smallprint below”, but there’s nothing of that sort on the page.

    October 12, 2010 @ 8:18 am | Reply
    • The * is a note for the discount which applies to annual payment
      Some changes will be made to make it more clear

      October 12, 2010 @ 10:16 am | Reply
  2. Server in Dallas?
    and any testers?

    October 13, 2010 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  3. Jake:

    Seems too good to be true. Did anyone try this?

    October 14, 2010 @ 6:01 am | Reply
    • rm:

      What exactly is “too good”?

      October 14, 2010 @ 6:27 am | Reply
      • In this community, it seems nothing is “good enough” :P

        Anyway. $28.50/Year — it’s pretty good although there has been better offers. Can’t comment on the service.

        October 14, 2010 @ 6:33 am | Reply
  4. Josh:

    @ lsylsy2

    All Dallas offers have sold out, Denver only a few left, New York and Netherlands we have approx 10 – 15 of each

    We will be adding some offers of the same for Kansas City and Germany if there is any interest

    October 14, 2010 @ 8:19 am | Reply
  5. those are some crazy cheap plans starting at 3.95 has anyone had good or bad experience with them so far on such a cheap plan?

    October 16, 2010 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
  6. VPSSquad e-mailed me about this offer just a few hours before it’s posted here at LEB.

    I’ve got a VPS in Kansas City from VPSSquad since February 21st, 2010, when LEA posted this offer: http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/vpssquad-9-903-month-128mb-openvz-vps/.

    The only downtime I’ve had was when they had a kernel issue in a particular node on the 15th of August, which freaked me a little.

    The good thing is that they posted the issue in the client area, and they even compensate a month free for downtime above their SLA.

    It seems that they hire third parties for off site areas, and in my opinion as someone who work in SLM field, I know how frustrating it can be when you have to rely to other parties on critical issues, while you have to meet your SLA.

    To sum it up, I’m a happy customer so far :)

    October 17, 2010 @ 11:28 am | Reply
  7. Hanh:

    NL VPS (VPS Specifications – Haarlem, Netherlands (EvoSwitch)) –> link pointed to Location Neư York
    Disk Quota: 5GB
    Guaranteed Memory: 128MB
    Burst Memory: 384MB
    CPU: 1 Core
    Traffic (MB/month): 100GB
    Management: Unmanaged
    IP Address: 1
    Location: New York, USA

    October 18, 2010 @ 10:15 am | Reply
  8. uZero:
    February 21, 2011 @ 8:26 am | Reply

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