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VPS Under 5 Dollars - $3.95 128MB OpenVZ VPS

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.

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  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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