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vpsAO.com – 768MB VPS @ $9/year & more with DOUBLE RAM, HDD, and BW in Los Angeles, CA!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm, by Daniel Spritzer

Kevin from vpsAO wrote in a few weeks ago to share their Los Angeles VPS offers with the community. vpsAO.com appears to have been in business since 2016, but was acquired and is now funded by new management (RC Portfolio) as of October 2018. This is our first time featuring vpsAO’s offers here and we think you’ll enjoy these attractive offers they’re providing exclusive to our community! We look forward to hearing your feedback about their services and support quality considering the value of these specials, their new management, and their recent improvements!

According to their press release, “RC Portfolio plans to incorporate proven industry and business management expertise to provide improved service to existing vpsAO clientele. In addition, RC Portfolio has already started to implement its staff of hosting experts to support the customers of vpsAO; immediately decreasing response times and improving support quality for clients.” Robert Ingram, Managing Director at RC Portfolio further states, “We intend to use our available resources and expertise to provide a new and improved level of service for existing and future vpsAO customers.”

Their WHOIS is public, and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal and Cryptocurrency (including altcoins) as payment methods.

Here’s the offers: 

** Prepay 3 Years and get FREE Double RAM, Double Storage, and Double Bandwidth! **

LEB 768MB Special

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 768MB RAM (Double to 1536MB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 768MB vSwap
  • 20GB Disk Storage (Double to 40GB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 1000GB Monthly Bandwidth (Double to 2000GB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Los Angeles Datacenter
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $9/year or $27/3 years
  • [ORDER]

LEB 1.5GB Special

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 1.5GB RAM (Double to 3GB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 1.5GB vSwap
  • 40GB Disk Storage (Double to 80GB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 2000GB Monthly Bandwidth (Double to 4000GB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Los Angeles Datacenter
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $15/year or $45/3 years
  • [ORDER]

LEB 3GB Special

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 3GB RAM (Double to 6GB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 3GB vSwap
  • 60GB Disk Storage (Double to 120GB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 5000GB Monthly Bandwidth (Double to 10TB with 3-yr prepay)
  • 100Mbps Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Los Angeles Datacenter
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $25/year or $75/3 years
  • [ORDER]



Adult content, Tor (relays only), IRC, proxies, and VPN are all allowed. We were also told that TUN/TAP and PPP are available within the control panel.

NETWORK INFO:

vpsAO has infrastructure diversified between three different datacenters within the Los Angeles region.

We’ve been informed that the following offers will be set up in Los Angeles, however there is no predictability as to which datacenter it will be set up in. You will either be provisioned on the QuadraNet, ColoCrossing or Psychz LA datacenter, as these special promotion packages will be set up between their excess/unused space between their infrastructure within those datacenters.

We have been told that at this time, there is no option to select a preferred datacenter because the purpose of the special promotions is to fill up the “empty seats on the bus at a wholesale price,” (the analogy that Kevin mentioned) however, all locations should offer similar latency/performance considering they are all in Los Angele, and either way – you are getting a decent value server at wholesale-like pricing.

Psychz Los Angeles
Test IPv4: 104.149.18.203
Test file: http://lg.lax.psychz.net/200MB.test

QuadraNet Los Angeles
Test IPv4: 198.55.111.5
Test file: http://repos.lax-noc.com/speedtests/100mb.bin

ColoCrossing Los Angeles
Test IPv4: 107.175.180.6
Test file: http://107.175.180.6/100MB.test


Hardware Information:
– Intel Xeon E3 CPU’s
– 32GB to 64GB of RAM
– 4x 2TB Enterprise HDD’s
– Hardware RAID10 with Cache
– Dual 1Gbps Uplinks

If you have any questions or comments, please comment below and enjoy!

46 Comments

  1. Li Kuan:

    One of LA best DC :)

    +1, good offer.

    January 4, 2019 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Hello Li,

      Thank you for your sign up. If you have any questions, please let us know.

      Kevin

      January 5, 2019 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  2. john:

    I have order a 1.5GB plan it was set up in psychz DC.

    Network ms speed is very good, highly recommend it.

    January 4, 2019 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
  3. chris:

    Tempted but their aup policy conflicts with the offer….
    Offer
    “Adult content, Tor (relays only), IRC, proxies, and VPN are all allowed. We were also told that TUN/TAP and PPP are available within the control panel.”
    AUP
    “– Activities that cause excessive network utilization, as well as activities that are considered high-risk at causing abuse complaints are prohibited. These include, but are not limited to, exit nodes, publicly accessible proxies, traffic exchanging and traffic relaying, and automated crawling activities.”

    Can I get written confirmation on what is actually allowed and not allowed generally speaking?

    January 4, 2019 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
    • Name:

      I don’t see any conflict there. “Excessive network utilization” are already limited by the monthly traffic cap, “high risk activities” depend on how you use the service. They allow Tor relays but not exits, they allow proxies but not open proxies…

      January 5, 2019 @ 8:27 am | Reply
    • Hello Chris,

      I apologize if anything was not clear. I can confirm that Tor relays, IRC, Proxies, and VPN’s are allowed on our VPS services.

      Kevin

      January 5, 2019 @ 11:37 am | Reply
  4. John Smith:

    meh. Signed up for the hell of it and, of course, got stuck on a CC node. Performance is s**t too:

    System Info
    ———–
    Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
    CPU Cores : 2
    Frequency : 3399.969 MHz
    Memory : 1536 MB
    Swap : 1536 MB
    Uptime : 4 min,

    OS : Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
    Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel : 2.6.32-042stab134.8
    Hostname : BPvpn

    Speedtest (IPv4 only)
    ———————
    Your public IPv4 is 107.174.55.233

    Location Provider Speed
    CDN Cachefly 9.06MB/s

    Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 7.09MB/s
    Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 11.8MB/s
    Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 11.8MB/s
    San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 12.0MB/s
    Washington, DC, US Softlayer 11.2MB/s

    January 4, 2019 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
    • Hello John,

      Those speeds seem good for 100Mbps (nearly maxing the 100Mbps port). If you want to upgrade to 1Gbps, we have that option available too.

      Feel free to contact us nonetheless, we’d be happy to help you out and find a way to resolve this in a way that is satisfactory to you.

      Kevin

      January 5, 2019 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  5. 陈小布:

    This company does not recommend buying, and the merchant’s AFF fees are not paid, basically it is going bankrupt.

    January 4, 2019 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      Do you have a ticket number? I currently do not see any outstanding affiliate requests in our system, though, I do know in the past there were some delays in processing requests back when vpsAO was under previous management.

      This is no longer the case, and vpsAO is now backed by a sustainable and viable parent company, with new staff and resources available.

      Kevin

      January 5, 2019 @ 11:43 am | Reply
  6. M4:
    This company does not recommend buying, and the merchant's AFF fees are not paid, basically it is going bankrupt.
    January 4, 2019 @ 10:51 pm | Reply
  7. Leo:

    Nice offer but 1Gbps port would be better.

    January 5, 2019 @ 6:37 am | Reply
    • Hello Leo,

      Thank you. The option to upgrade to 1Gbps is available in the ordering form.

      Kevin

      January 5, 2019 @ 11:44 am | Reply
    • John Smith:

      You can upgrade to a 1gbps, as I did, but you can see my results above.

      January 5, 2019 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  8. teamacc:

    “This domain is not authorized to be using WHMCS”

    https://i.gyazo.com/68c458ba4fa73009ac77d69a29161b8e.png

    January 5, 2019 @ 7:20 am | Reply
    • This was fixed over the weekend.

      For full transparency, the issue was that we did not receive the email notifications that our WHMCS bill was due. This was not an error on WHMCS’s side, but on our side, as we (RC Portfolio) recently took over the assets of vpsAO and did not update the vendor notification email for WHMCS. We were only a few days past due on the license, so it did not trigger any license suspensions on our side, so was not made aware of the fact the license was suspended till now.

      We have sorted this out by updating the main email on file with whmcs.com/members and also set up a payment subscription to avoid this happening again. I am happy to send invoices/proof to any moderators, or you can contact WHMCS Support yourself to confirm that we have never ran a pirated install of WHMCS and that vpsao.com has been actively paying for a license even before now.

      Regards

      Kevin – vpsAO
      kevin@vpsao.com

      January 8, 2019 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
  9. Mason:

    This domain is not authorized to be using WHMCS.

    January 5, 2019 @ 9:36 am | Reply
  10. Alex:

    Might order a year just to learn how to run a Tor relay. Since most hosts don’t allow it.

    Anyone purchased yet and can provide network speed test results?

    January 5, 2019 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
    • Hello Alex,

      Test files are available in the original post for you to test the network speeds for yourself.

      I’m sure you definitely won’t be disappointed.

      Kevin

      January 8, 2019 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
      • Billy Burr:

        Exit Nodes are not allowed as per the rules?

        February 3, 2019 @ 12:23 am | Reply
  11. Harry:

    Ordered a VPS so far so good

    January 5, 2019 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
  12. Aaron:

    Asked ahead of time if I could run folding@home, seti@home, and mining, the reply was “yeah you can”. So I signed up, did the 3 yr pre-pay to get the double RAM, storage and bandwidth as advertised in the offer. Also paid for an extra vCPU core. Did not get the RAM/Storage/Bandwidth increases, nor did I get the vCPU core I paid for. When I asked about it the same person that told me “yeah you can” replied that they don’t allow mining. I asked if folding@home and Seti@home also counted as “mining” and the reply was “we don’t allow mining”. Very poor communication, and misleading ad. Feels like a scam to me.

    January 6, 2019 @ 2:59 am | Reply
    • Aaron:

      Kevin, from looking at other comments, it looks like you’re the guy to be talking to. I’d like to chat with you if you have a a few minutes.

      January 6, 2019 @ 10:53 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        Please email me at kevin [@] vpsao [.] com. I would love to have a chat with you Aaron.

        Kevin

        January 8, 2019 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
        • Aaron:

          Kevin, Did you get my emails on the 9th and 11th? I haven’t gotten a reply.

          January 20, 2019 @ 10:54 pm | Reply
          • Aaron:

            Still no replies to any of my emails or tickets I’ve opened with support. I will be issuing a chargeback through my bank and reporting this as fraud.

            January 31, 2019 @ 8:54 pm
  13. Henrique:

    Are you related to HiFormance?

    January 6, 2019 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  14. Samuel:

    What about policy on torrents?

    January 8, 2019 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  15. MikeG:

    Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
    CPU cores: 2
    Frequency: 2549.976 MHz
    RAM: 2.0G
    bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
    Swap: –
    Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab134.8 x86_64

    Disks:
    Filesystem Type Size Inodes
    /dev/simfs simfs 40G 20M

    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    2.870 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    4.833 seconds
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    1.303 seconds

    ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 1.09 us / 215.7 us / 185.5 ms / 3.99 ms
    ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 2.17 k requests in 5.00 s, 543.8 MiB, 434 iops, 108.7 MiB/s

    dd: sequential write speed
    1st run: 1621.25 MiB/s
    2nd run: 1716.61 MiB/s
    3rd run: 226.02 MiB/s
    average: 1187.96 MiB/s

    IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4: 107.174.xxxx.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN: 11.94 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL): 9.51 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US): 9.72 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR): 8.98 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA): 9.32 MiB/s

    My opinion, keeping in mind that it’s a low price VPS:

    CPU speed: Excellent
    RAM amount: Excellent
    Disk Space: Very good
    Bandwidth: Very good
    Disk Seek Speed: Very bad! (occasionally the system hangs by only saving a small archive. I saw that the disk speeds where bad when I’ve updated the system after install. Almost 15 minutes to install 100mb of packages)
    Network speed: Good, except I’ve upgraded to 1Gbps port and still have these speeds as a 100Mbps port. I’ll open a ticket to solve this.

    I’ll wait a couple of days and see if the disk seek speed gets better and stops with this occasionally hangs, otherwise I might ask for a refund.

    January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
    • MikeG:

      Well, I’ve asked for a refund. Tried to install openjdk-8-jdk, it took more than half an hour and didn’t finish. I gave up, will look for other VPS provider.

      January 9, 2019 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
    • MikeG:

      They asked to move the VPS to another location to solve the disk access problem. I’ll give it a try before proceeding with the refund.

      January 9, 2019 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
      • MikeG:

        I got my refund ;), changing the location didn’t solve my issues with disk response time and ssh dropping the connection.

        January 14, 2019 @ 2:28 am | Reply
  16. Donald Kim:

    Bought the LEB 3GB Special bundle and was happy with the server but after 5 days the VPS has started to become slow.

    January 11, 2019 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  17. Medicom Bantam:

    How many ipv6 ?

    January 11, 2019 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
  18. Jeffery:

    I see your site has a $7/year plan that has 2GB RAM, which seems like a better deal than the ones you offer here. So I went and ordered that one last week. I’ve installed Virtualmin on CentOS 7, and transferred various sites hosted on other capable servers. So far everything has gone smoothly.

    Thanks for the offer!

    January 13, 2019 @ 6:51 am | Reply
  19. Napster:

    I used only one day: the server periodically does not ping, the speed of the disk, as stated above, is low.
    I do not recommend choosing this provider.

    January 13, 2019 @ 8:51 am | Reply
  20. Richard:

    Disk speed is agonizingly slow. As long as you are not in a hurry, it seems like an ok deal at $9 per year. Simple web pages take many seconds to display when hosted on here.

    January 14, 2019 @ 11:23 am | Reply
  21. Aaron:

    Their ad says “Double with 3-year pre-pay” on Bandwidth, RAM and Disk. I prepaid for 3 years and didn’t get it. I also paid extra for an additional vCPU and didn’t get it. The same guy answers billing email and support email. I’ve been trying to get this cleared up since the 8th. All he’ll respond with is that it’s beyond his expertise and he’s escalated to another department. I’ve emailed Kevin twice with no response. Pretty sure I’m getting the run around. I will have to file a fraud report with my bank and issue a charge back. Super irritating.

    January 21, 2019 @ 8:47 pm | Reply
  22. forester:

    Paid for a server a week ago and they still can’t set it up. Ticket is also pending for 4 days already. Looks like scam.

    February 12, 2019 @ 3:18 am | Reply
    • Henrii:

      Same here, I paid for a server last week and it is still in the ‘pending’ status. They answered to my ticket that they will look into it but nothing happened. :(

      February 13, 2019 @ 6:30 am | Reply
  23. Henrii:

    Same for me, I paid for a server last week and it is still in the ‘pending’ status. They answered to my ticket that they will look into it but nothing happened. :(

    February 13, 2019 @ 6:32 am | Reply

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