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VPSDime – $7/month 6GB RAM, 30GB SSD, 10Gbps uplink in Dallas or Seattle

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: August 22, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Oktay is back with a special offer for his brand VPSDime. This is the sixth time we’re featuring VPSDime. They came third in the most recent quarterly poll, having established themselves as a popular and stable provider in the community. This offer features a VPS that’s not only shy of RAM and SSD space, but also not of network power: it includes a 10Gbps uplink! Oktay and his brands are known for the custom control panel they all utilize, always fully integrated into the billing area. No double logins and no SolusVM to have to fool around with. VPSDime nodes are dual E5-2620v2’s or dual E5-2640v2’s with 384GB RAM and 8 x SSD drives in RAID10. The VPSDime hardware is rented from Incero in both Dallas and Seattle, which are the only two locations this offer is available in. IPv6 does not seem to be available, but with the one IPv4 you should be safe for now. I’ve found a review for VPSDime and it’s positive one at that! Please share your own experiences with us here.

The plan

  • 6GB RAM
  • 30GB SSD space
  • 4 vCPU cores
  • 2TB traffic
  • 10Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • $7/month
  • Order here


VPSDime accepts payments via PayPal and credit and debit cards via 2Checkout. VPSDime VPS are allowed to do pretty much everything except BitTorrent, TOR, Public VPNs/Open Proxies, MineCraft Servers, CamFrog, Digital Currency Mining and illegal activity. The full TOS are available here, be sure to read them before you order!

Network information

Incero – Dallas, TX, USA
Test IPv4: 23.227.167.10
Test file: http://23.227.167.10/1000MB.test

Incero – Seattle, WA, USA
Test IPv4: 23.227.163.10
Test file: http://23.227.163.10/1000MB.test

95 Comments

  1. Thanks Maarten!

    If anyone is interested in some network benchmarks:

    Dallas Test VPS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkM5xFN0t90

    Seattle Test VPS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mubsz3Suo9I

    Test From Dallas to Seattle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfLCPnZPqVY

    August 23, 2014 @ 9:49 am | Reply
  2. 6GB RAM,it is wasted to most of people, cloud you add more 128m/256m/512m/1g/2g…

    August 23, 2014 @ 9:57 am | Reply
    • We don’t do anything lower than 6GB unfortunately. You don’t have to use all the memory. Unused memory is not wasted. Linux will keep caching things and make your applications work faster.

      If you only need 1-2GB memory, you’ll achieve that. You’ll receive a fast, reliable and affordable service with the ability to use the rest of the memory for caching by solutions like memcached, varnish, etc.

      Our nodes are configured with 384GB memory, so selling lower ram VPS will not necessarily lower the price.

      August 23, 2014 @ 10:08 am | Reply
      • Junior:

        Your right serverian. 6GB RAM is my hope. Specially I’m developing and using social network site software and 6GB is not enough in the future. Till’ my site user is becoming more and active the memory usage is becoming high. I have ability to upgrade my RAM more than 6GB and that is one of the best option offered by VPSDime. Although I did not start till’ now my 4th social network site project and I’m lucky to use VPSDime for this new project because I already vision the future of my next social network site.

        August 26, 2014 @ 10:29 am | Reply
  3. Lucas:

    6Gb RAM with OVZ just waste money, that’s right

    August 23, 2014 @ 11:16 am | Reply
  4. Spance:

    The openvz has not very good isolation, and worried about the memory really usage may be not achieve 6G .
    And I like large memory hosting, that is very beneficial for complex programs.

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
    • You’ll be able to use all the allocated memory all the time.

      August 25, 2014 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
  5. they forgot to mention the mysql offloading…. such a awesome provider the uptime on my dallas vps is awesome uptimerobot & statuscake has it 100% @ 5 months since ive had it.

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:18 pm | Reply
  6. illaghee:

    any ETA on the storage plans being available in the U.S again?

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
  7. Justin:

    “IPv6 does not seem to be available, but with the one IPv4 you should be safe for now.”

    That’s part of the problem. IPv6 should easily be standard at this point. Hard to take a VPS provider seriously if they aren’t taking IPv6 seriously at this point.

    August 23, 2014 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
    • We have IPv6 available on our 1Gbps networks. Anyone who requires IPv6 can ask to be put on those nodes. The datacenter is working on getting the IPv6 automation working on the new 10Gbps network. It should be up in the following weeks.

      Just so you know, the usage percent of IPv6 on our other networks that supports it is below 0.1%. It’s far from widely adopted.

      August 23, 2014 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • It will stay that way until HE and Cogent kiss and make up too.

      August 23, 2014 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  8. Tom:

    I’m a customer vpsdime. But i can’t setup vestacp this vps, yum install failer. I don’t know why? How i can setup vestacp in vps?

    August 24, 2014 @ 2:21 am | Reply
    • VestaCP is definitely compatible. Have you opened a ticket?

      August 25, 2014 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
      • Hasan:

        Hello, I took tickets. Help please

        May 2, 2015 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
        • Use -f in the end to force install. I’ve been using VPSDime for over a year now and with VestaCP. Works out of the box.

          November 6, 2017 @ 7:33 am | Reply
  9. is there any way I could get a trial of this? 1 week or so? just to make sure I like it before I pay.

    August 24, 2014 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
  10. Just to add that I own this service for around 6 months, support is awesome and got fast responses.
    I’m glad to work with VPSDime. You got much more that it’s worth for the price.

    August 24, 2014 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
  11. John Doe:

    Question. Why no minecraft? With 6GB of ram.. That’d be the first thing I’d want to do with this VPS service.

    August 25, 2014 @ 12:19 am | Reply
    • Minecraft and Teamspeak have proven themselves to be DDoS magnets over the years. We would like to keep our network DDoS free.

      August 25, 2014 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
      • Nimit:

        What about for private servers with a whitelisted community for friends only? Say I’m not sharing the IP with anyone other than my friends.

        September 2, 2014 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
        • I’m sorry. We suggest going with a provider who is exclusively providing Minecraft hosting.

          September 3, 2014 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
  12. Chandra:

    I’ve got several accounts with them. Hand down best provider so far for us. Excellent up-time as someone above mentioned. I monitor with statuscake as well, and over the past few months up-time has been 100%! Also had an issue with one of our servers load a few weeks ago and support was really helpful and friendly to get it resolved. Really recommended.

    August 25, 2014 @ 1:51 am | Reply
    • Thank you for the kind words. Your patronage is appreciated!

      August 25, 2014 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
  13. HdKero:

    10gbps on Piscataway, NJ soon?

    August 25, 2014 @ 1:59 am | Reply
  14. Crab:

    We have been with VPSDime for quite some time now using multiple VPSes without having any issues consuming all 6GB of RAM. Highly recommended!

    August 26, 2014 @ 3:45 am | Reply
  15. Crab:

    We have been with VPSDime for quite some time now using multiple VPSes without having any issues consuming all 6GB of RAM. Highly recommended for everybody!

    August 26, 2014 @ 3:45 am | Reply
  16. Brian:

    I’ve had VPSDime and as far as their VPS goes it’s been great.

    My only concern is with their offloading MySQL they do not allow much time for the MySQL timeout /keep-alive, so if you connect to their MySQL servers, and don’t use it in your PHP script for 5-10 seconds then try to run an SQL command it will result in an MySQL server has gone away error. They refuse to up the keep-alive time to account for this and I had to manually re-code most of my php scripts which connect to MySQL .

    The alternative to this is using some of that 6GB to run your own MySQL databases which would be fine but I was told “MySQL processes get de-rated in priority” so they basically want to force you to use their offloading MySQL services, but refuse to use standard settings for maximum compatibility.

    August 26, 2014 @ 10:52 am | Reply
    • Robin:

      Ouch, that sounds like a major issue and the lack of a response seems totally out of character from everything else that I’ve read about vpsdime. Hopefully someone will chime in from the co. and give us some good news.

      August 27, 2014 @ 4:36 am | Reply
    • Our timeout variable is set to 10 seconds. Since this is an offloaded MySQL server that is getting reached over the network, keeping the connections alive more than that would cause having a lot of connections active all the time. None of our other customers have any application that needs more than 20 seconds of connection open with MySQL server. Running a SQL query more than 10 seconds is also not very beneficial on a shared environment. Because that automatically means a slow query and should be avoided.

      We also don’t block the persistent connections, so you are able to connect the database server persistently.

      While the MySQL processes are getting deprioritized, that doesn’t mean that they won’t run fast enough. You are more than welcome to use a MySQL server on your VPS. You are on a SSD node and I/O won’t be a problem either.

      August 27, 2014 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
  17. Mahmood:

    If I buy multiple servers, can they be connected internally using the internal IP, this allowing me to build a cluster with say 2 app servers, 1 db server and 1 load balancer?

    This way app servers will be able to connect to the db server lot faster than it would using the public ip.

    August 26, 2014 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  18. re: Digital Currency Mining

    I doubt anyone mines on CPU anymore besides botnets.. but many people confused “digital currency mining” with just running the client.

    If I ran the bitcoin, dogecoin, or whatever other client, w/o actually mining… does this count as ‘mining’? I ask because this other place didn’t seem to know the difference….. host1plus, it was

    August 29, 2014 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
    • Shivanthi:

      If people are desperate enough, they’ll do anything for their digital gold.

      Sadly, even though things like this exist in an AUP, there are people out there who really just don’t care. I would say that running just the client for a wallet would be perfectly fine, but I’m not the provider in question, so I’d ask serverian for further clarification on that.

      August 29, 2014 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • Sure, that’s perfectly fine. Also, yeah people do try mining on CPU on a VPS. :)

      August 29, 2014 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
  19. Just a question for the current users and experts …
    Is it possible to use Docker on this OpenVZ VPS?
    I’m interested to play with Docker for some tests.

    August 30, 2014 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  20. Shubham Mathur:

    Why port 80 is blocked :(

    I opened a support ticket, but got no reply yet :( more then 40mins passed :(

    August 30, 2014 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
  21. Aro:

    Do support windows images and clustering multiple vps
    Is the RAM ddr3 1600
    Is the ram “balooned” in your vm images? Or fully dedicated at all times

    September 1, 2014 @ 7:48 am | Reply
    • Windy (win2012 R2 image):

      I was wondering the very same. Please post if you find the answers.

      I am looking for win2k12 R2 image

      Do you know if I can install DB on the same server?

      September 3, 2014 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
    • This is OpenVZ virtualization. It doesn’t support Windows or BSD.

      September 3, 2014 @ 10:25 pm | Reply
  22. Travis:

    Any offers for your Windows servers? :)

    September 1, 2014 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  23. clouodatcost.com (win2012 R2 image):

    Otkay mentioned we can request new images, but I don’t see the windows server 2012 R2 image!

    I would be interested as well.

    If they don’t have windows images here –

    BTW checkout CLOUDATCOST.com windows images and onetime payment

    Top providers at Lowendbox
    http://lowendbox.com/blog/top-provider-poll-2014-q2-the-results/#more-5521

    September 3, 2014 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  24. Windy (win2012 R2 image):

    Otkay mentioned we can request new images, but I don’t see the windows server 2012 R2 image!

    I would be interested as well.

    If they don’t have windows images here –

    Do you have a model like CLOUDATCOST windows images and onetime payment – with full VPS ewindows servers

    Top providers at Lowendbox
    http://lowendbox.com/blog/top-provider-poll-2014-q2-the-results/#more-5521

    September 3, 2014 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
  25. What can be gotten in Amsterdam (according to the 3rd slide on the home page)? PS. great service so far – 0% downtime since the last occurrence 1706 hours ago.

    September 3, 2014 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  26. Tamanna:

    No burstable RAM?

    September 5, 2014 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
  27. Gumby:

    Be careful with these guys. I ordered the 6GB plan installed NGINX, MySQL Memcache and WordPress with W3C using RT Camp’s Easy Engine (I would check it out, it really is easy.). Then installed Jetpack and TubeAce 1.7. Offloaded my CSS and images to MaxCDN, used Cloudflare for DNS and security. In less than an hour with out even adding any content my site was suspended for heavy CPU use. On one domain and one installation of WordPress (single user) and 3 plug ins. Very disappointed.

    September 7, 2014 @ 8:35 am | Reply
    • Sounds like you probably received a Layer 7 DDoS attack which caused your load average spike above 30 and got auto suspended.

      There are literally thousands of customers using their VPS with us to host WordPress. Sometimes they get attacks and we auto suspend them due to the load generated which would otherwise affect the other VPSes on the node negatively.

      September 9, 2014 @ 1:42 am | Reply
      • Georgi T:

        That’s a problem right there!

        So you offer no protection against DDoS, no firewall and at the same time suspend the client’s VPS automatically.

        There’s something shady going on! So Do I actually have the right to use that CPU or what?

        How do I know at the same time that someone in connection with you is not doing DDoS attacks?
        I’ve seen such comments about hosts doing their own DDoS on customers to charge and/or benefit in some way of that.

        This is just plain lame!

        This really is making me search for a different provider!

        February 12, 2016 @ 6:23 am | Reply
  28. Jay:

    As i m looking to buy second VPS now, i want to give VPS Dime a try, but dont know how their uptime is and how good it is for live website environment.

    Also its mentioned in the terms
    “IF YOUR VPS(S) GETS MORE THAN ONE DDOS ATTACK (IN TOTAL), WE ARE GOING TO REFUND YOUR LAST PAYMENT AND STOP THE SERVICE. ”
    Do you guys just delete the account or allow the user to stop the container and wait for ddos to stop and then start to take backup before moving, or provide a backup? I havnt got any ddos in the past and using Cpanel + CFS to secure, but just in case if it happens, how you guys deal with it.

    Thanks in advance….

    September 19, 2014 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
    • Jay, we just suspend the container in an even of DDoS. Then we either provide a complete backup of the VPS in a tar.gz or the folders you want, or assign a temporary IP and power it back on and have you backup your files.

      Oktay

      September 20, 2014 @ 5:36 am | Reply
  29. Albert:

    Heard many good reviews about VPSDIME. I wanted to buy a VPS, but then when I checked the whois and saw that the domain VPSdime(dot)com was registered only for 2 years and it is going to expire in July 2015. Why did you register the domain for such a short period? Ain’t you intending to run the business after July 2015. I know you can renew the domain but it creates doubt over the longevity of the company when you see the domain expiring in next ten months.

    September 28, 2014 @ 3:01 am | Reply
    • It’s just a habit than anything else. I register domains year to year.

      We have lots of physical assets which exceeds the domain name renewal price at x10000+. :)

      I’ve gone ahead and renewed the domain for another 9 days for your viewing pleasure :p

      Oktay

      September 29, 2014 @ 12:53 am | Reply
  30. Albert:

    Can you connect 2 VPS as 1? If yes does that lift the load average limit to 8 for 1 hour and 4 for 2 hours??

    September 30, 2014 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
    • xulen:

      i’m afraid vpsdime has a “double standard”, they asks you more than they are willing to provide. So if things goes smooth, cool. If it doesn’t most probably you will lose

      October 14, 2014 @ 12:11 am | Reply
  31. BinarySwag:

    Im looking into a new VPS for a new client for a an opencart install coud you explain this

    – Your VPS should not have a load average of 4 for more than one hour, or your VPS will get restarted.
    – Your VPS should not have a load average of 2 for more than two hours, or your VPS will get restarted.
    – Your VPS is configured to send a maximum of 50 emails per hour. If you have justification, please open a ticket and we’ll raise this limit for you.

    October 2, 2014 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  32. marietto:

    Hello,

    If I take this offer, how long will it last? I mean, if I pay quarterly or yearly now, what happens after it gets to next billing cycle? Does the price remain the same?

    Thanks for the great offer!

    October 14, 2014 @ 10:39 pm | Reply
  33. john:

    A web crawler is allowed by your TOS?

    October 17, 2014 @ 4:00 am | Reply
  34. im a customer of bluevm… about to jumpship now after a horrible experience with them. VPSDime seems to have lotsa good reviews. I wonder if the package still available and is the activation automated / instant after making payment through paypal?

    October 20, 2014 @ 10:20 am | Reply
  35. Shantanu Thatte:

    Are all plans listed at https://vpsdime.com/cart.php?gidi=1 have SSD or is it only this one has the SSD-only option ?

    October 25, 2014 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
  36. Eman:

    Only concern is policy on Load Average 2 for more than 2 hours. Otherwise, this is an excelent deal for someone for light CPU use

    November 9, 2014 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
  37. AdnanG:

    I recently bought their VPS, and find it very satisfactory. Network test has given great results and I will conduct other tests. So far, I am very happy.

    December 18, 2014 @ 7:38 am | Reply
  38. j:

    interested to know the reply to johns’s question about a web crawler.

    December 31, 2014 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
  39. Jeffrey:

    For some reason after payment I was banned automatically? What is up with this company? This is the first time it has ever happened to me.

    January 25, 2015 @ 8:30 am | Reply
  40. Utkarsh Yadav:

    I have been using VPS-Dime for last 3 months and there server is really good. I can only use some 2 GB Memory, but yes it’s good to have more free memory.

    //Utkarsh Yadav

    February 28, 2015 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
  41. Sweetoo:

    Can I use Linux desktop? Is there a default distribution available for Debian Desktop or Ubuntu Desktop, etc.?

    March 12, 2015 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
    • Utkarsh Yadav:

      You can use GNOME or LUBUNTU or MATE GUI with your Ubuntu OS.
      Than use x2go server to use through your Home PC/Laptop

      March 14, 2015 @ 9:51 am | Reply
  42. Ari N:

    This is just to say that I have a VPS with VPSDime and I’m really pleased with them. They are fast and affordable, and I think it’s awesome to have the 6GB RAM as I run some stuff that sometimes requires most of it.

    March 28, 2015 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  43. DazT:

    What Kernel does Ubuntu 14. run ? I want to install virtualbox .My current VPS runs kernel 3.13.0-042stab094 and its not up-gradable or supported ? so I cant install virtualbox.
    Thanks

    August 15, 2015 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
  44. Just signed up. I like the support is very very fast.

    September 12, 2015 @ 8:42 am | Reply
  45. Hüseyin:

    Hi Oktay,
    Will you guys be making a new promotion for LEB anytime soon?

    September 14, 2015 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
  46. Alexander:

    The have rude and very unprofessional support staff, my worst experience with them :-(

    September 25, 2015 @ 4:41 pm | Reply
  47. A.D Nugroho:

    can i use vpsdime for running website like pool cryptocurrency?

    November 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  48. murad:

    I am using Linux Vps hosting from https://www.miditech.co.in/ but now i want to change my hosting company…. please suggest me VPSDime for better hosting option ?

    November 26, 2015 @ 9:27 am | Reply
  49. Do you offer any distro with visual graphic interface. I need to setup a machine that I can access remotely using some VNC like TigerVNC to run somethings mostly navigate some websites though it and make run some apps. Could be Arch Linux or something like this.

    February 12, 2016 @ 11:34 am | Reply
  50. Do you offer any distro with visual graphic interface. I need to setup a machine that I can access remotely using some VNC like TigerVNC to run somethings mostly navigate some websites though it and make run some apps. Could be Arch Linux or something like this?

    February 12, 2016 @ 11:43 am | Reply
  51. alex:

    I’ve been using VPS Dime since this offer, almost 2 years ago, and currently have 3 VPS there (LAMP, virtualmin, varnish, wordpress,…), mainly for hosting customers websites.
    The service is good, support is responsive and fast, in these 2 years had a couple of issues that led one or another server to get temporarilly suspended (virus uploaded by customers, load spikes,…), but they always helped me solving the issues and really do their best to keep things going.
    I’ve had terrible experiences with other VPS providers (one is listed in this site), and really with these guys I can only say that i’ll remain their happy customer for a long time

    March 18, 2016 @ 8:25 am | Reply
  52. Darin R:

    Service has been good for me on vpsdime. There are occasional outages that last an hour or so (a couple so far this year on my vps) so I have not been too happy about that. They sometimes take servers down and might not inform users ahead of time when they are doing this, and their estimate of how long the servers will be down are not too accurate (they might say 2 hours, but it might take 6 hours to restore service). So other than these issues, I’ve been quite happy. Response times are quick to my questions, however mostly they cannot tell the reason for some issue my server is experiencing, they will simply tell me that I should hire a person who can help me manage my server.

    May 7, 2016 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
  53. Gavin:

    Very Rude Company, My Girlfriend decided to make an account using my Email and Pay for a server for the first time ever, and Contact them as according to the site when we she purchased Via Debit Card it completed but when she check her invoice it was unpaid,So when she contacted them, VPSDime asked for a transaction ID, She replied back to them saying Where would the Transaction ID be as like i mentioned she new to this and never brought a server before… So she replied back and They decided to delete her account, So she made a ticket to them asking why they deleted her account, but the owner kept Closing the Ticket, So I decided to make one For My Self and Pay using My Girlfriends Paypal, He refunded the Money and PERM Banned Me for Apparently Making Orders.

    “Ban Reason: Banned due to Orders
    Ban Expires: 12/31/2020 23:59”
    LMAO, Unless he does not want people to buy servers from him then id be Surprise what he is like in person, I highly do not recommend This Company

    July 14, 2016 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
  54. Vantz Stockwell:

    After being with VPSDime for 2 weeks we cancelled our service. I’m writing this review because the issue wasn’t with VPSDime or it’s support staff. We we’re going to use VPSDime to host the frontend E-Commerce site for a business we are launching but the aged kernel they use for OpenVZ had us frought with errors. However some of the errors we’re over came with expedient responses from Support Staff. Some we’re software based and we just couldn’t get around.

    In the end after being there 10+ days past the refund policy they still gave me a full refund. Further more this is for no bad marks on their support team either. I had an average across 6 tickets of 10 minutes or less on responses.

    Overall I’d say if you are looking for cheap hosting and can live with the aged 2.63.2 Kernel it should do fine. If you need to generate a lot of secrets open a ticket and let them know in advanced to install Haveged for you. Outside of that if I need basic hosting on an older kernel their plan and package was well worth the $27.00 a quarter.

    September 3, 2016 @ 6:02 am | Reply
  55. marc:

    Created an account, paid a few bucks to try it out. after payment was recieved my IP was automatically banned for no reason.
    Ban Reason: Banned due to Orders

    Paypal paid me back but no contact possible with the company, they dont respond to emails at all

    1/10, would stronly recommend against this VPS Provider

    September 20, 2016 @ 5:00 am | Reply
  56. I’m a customer vpsdime. I used vpsdime service since 2012, and until now s still happy with their services.

    November 27, 2016 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
  57. I am using VPS dime for three and http://shopperzshop.com/ is the wordpress website which has more than 100000 products but very stable.

    December 19, 2016 @ 5:50 am | Reply

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