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WhyNotAVPS – $6.90 768MB OpenVZ in Germany

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 16, 2010 @ 9:10 am, by LowEndAdmin

WhyNOTaVPS Over the weekend I have received quite a few “LowEndBox exclusive” offers and I have to say all of them are very good — really makes me wonder why I am paying that much for a server in the past years. Roel from WhyNOTaVPS sent me an email + exclusive promo code on their VPS offer. Use lowendbox to get 56.75% recurring discount — yes it is a weird number but it was done this way to fit through our $7/month criteria. So for $6.90/month after the discount, you can get “VPS C” package…

  • 768MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 33GB storage
  • 333GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers are in Frankfurt Germany. You can get more discount if you prepay for a year — $74.37 for “VPS C” for example, which equates to ~$6.20/month. WhyNOTaVPS is a Netherland-based business according to its WHOIS info. They have also changed to a new design since I last posted about them 3 months ago.

Update: Thanks to John for notifying me that this offer does not really apply to their New York VPS. Tags amended.

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  1. Nice offer

    I guess they love ‘3’ as in 33GB storage, 333GB/month, I bet their network port will be 33mbps too :D just kiddin.

    August 16, 2010 @ 9:36 am | Reply
  2. Asim Zeeshan that would be a good one “33mbps” but that is not the case, all VPS we offer are connected to a 100mbps connection!

    August 16, 2010 @ 10:01 am | Reply
  3. Nice! and what templates do you offer in SolusVM?

    August 16, 2010 @ 10:03 am | Reply
  4. At the moment the following templates;
    CentOS 5.5 32 bit
    CentOS 5.5 64 bit
    CentOS 5 32 bit
    CentOS 5 64 bit
    Debian 5 32 bit
    Debian 5 64 bit
    FedoraCore 12 32 bit
    FedoraCore 12 64 bit
    Ubuntu 10.04 Minimal 32 bit
    Ubuntu 10.04 Minimal 64 bit
    Ubuntu 9.10 32 bit
    Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit

    August 16, 2010 @ 10:05 am | Reply
  5. Why not many vps provider publishes ip and link to a file to test ping and download speeds?

    August 16, 2010 @ 10:56 am | Reply
  6. @ Misza222
    Indeed will add it to our website;

    Country; Germany | City; Frankfurt
    Test IP:

    Country; US | City; New York City metro area
    Test IP:
    Test URL:

    August 16, 2010 @ 11:05 am | Reply
  7. Their site is hosted on shared hosting, can i trust?

    August 16, 2010 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  8. August 16, 2010 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
  9. @Asim Zeeshan: uhm, why a provider host their main site on shared hosting?

    August 16, 2010 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  10. Yes, we have our main website hosted with a external company in a different network then our VPS nodes. Why? First of all we sell VPS as our core product not web-hosting, now we can put all our effort and time on the product that we do sell and that is keeping our Hardware Nodes on-line!
    Second our website does run in a different network then our Hardware Nodes are hosted, so that we can always be available for support issues.

    @Asim Zeeshan, we do not host our website on the servers from myh2oservers.com it is however located in there IP range.

    @Minh@Minh Meo’s Blog, we can be trusted, I would say try us out for a month!

    August 16, 2010 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
  11. @Roel: please offer Xen vps like nordicvps.com and we will give a try :D

    August 16, 2010 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
  12. I know a few company who host off their own network so if the server was ever to go down their support would still be available.

    August 16, 2010 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
  13. Sorry for posting twice – Average speed of 6.75Mb/s from my VPS in Hetzner, DE.

    August 16, 2010 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
  14. Mike:

    It’s actually quite sensible to have an off-network website, so I’d cut them some slack on that one. (Hey, it’s rare that a host featured here at least gives the illusion of having their act together.)

    Besides, at least they *have* a website, and not just a picture. (Cough, BlazeVPS, cough.)

    August 16, 2010 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
  15. Dirk:

    @Roel: do you offer ipv6 addresses in NY?

    August 16, 2010 @ 4:11 pm | Reply
  16. Dirk, our provider does not support it yet.

    August 16, 2010 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
  17. I have a vps with WhyNotAVPS for almost 2 months – it’s very stable and fast (I am with 1280mb RAM plan). My only complain is that the bandwidth is a little bit expensive :)

    August 16, 2010 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
  18. @Roel +1 for XEN. Is this in the pipeline?

    August 16, 2010 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  19. @Evo Can you open a new Support ticket on what you are needing Evo? And thanks for the positive feedback ;D

    @Asim Zeeshan It is actually, most likely next month. Register at our website http://order.whynotavps.com/register.php and you might hear it in our newsletter.

    August 16, 2010 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  20. Brook:


    Do you offer reverse dns?

    August 17, 2010 @ 3:23 am | Reply
  21. @Brook yes we do, just send us a ticket after you signed up and we create you a rDNS.

    August 17, 2010 @ 5:25 am | Reply
  22. rio:

    i want use or VPN , are this allowed ?

    August 17, 2010 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
  23. Alex:

    Roel, does this promotional discount valid for lifetime or first month terms/2 months terms. Please clarify thanks.

    August 18, 2010 @ 4:30 am | Reply
  24. @Rio, VPN is allowed just send us a ticket when you have ordered and payed, then we will enable TUN/TAP on your VPS.

    @Alex, the promotional discount is valid for life on any type of payment option you choice.

    August 18, 2010 @ 6:16 am | Reply
  25. rio:

    just order and amazing instant activation this my first vps :) want learn with whynot vps , just looking around at my Vps CP, any question about vpn i wll submit ticket, thanks roel

    August 18, 2010 @ 7:56 am | Reply
  26. @Rio, Yes we do provide a instant vps if you pass our fraud check. You did order a unmanaged VPS, still we will try to support you the best we can with any questions regarding your VPS!

    August 18, 2010 @ 8:26 am | Reply
  27. Gunnar:

    Is this offer still valid ?? If YES, is it possible to have this offer on PLAN D?

    September 6, 2010 @ 8:58 am | Reply
  28. This promotion will run till the end of this month so get it while its still available!

    September 23, 2010 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  29. Gunnar:

    Thank you, I have already sign up, works well.
    But I don’t understand the difference between:

    BSA Special 01
    VPS D with the “lowendbox” promo.

    Please, can you explain the difference for me.

    Thank you

    Regards, Gunnar S

    September 23, 2010 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  30. @Gunnar, both different promotions BSA Special 01 doesn’t require a promotion code and cost more then VPS D with promotion code lowendbox.

    September 23, 2010 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
  31. Looks like speed is 10mbit/sec

    [root@srv ~]# wget
    Connecting to… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin’

    100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 10.7M/s in 9.6s

    October 17, 2010 @ 1:29 am | Reply

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