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YardVPS - $15/Year 128MB OpenVZ VPS

YardVPS Jimmy from PhotonVPS/Profuse Solutions has emailed me about their announcement of YardVPS, a “new brand of completely unmanaged VPS”. VPS packages start from $15/Year — a price point famously created by BuyVM back in August and subsequently copied by NordicVPS. You get

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers will be at the same DC where the other services from Profuse Solutions are — Los Angeles CA. Here is one related WHT thread about them. Domain is indeed only registered 3 weeks ago but do remember that they are a new brand of an existing player that has pretty good support from Asia.

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  1. Wow, those colors look funny in Firefox.

    October 25, 2010 @ 3:06 am | Reply
    • Argh. Don’t tell me your web developer has only tested the site on MSIE…

      October 25, 2010 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
      • Nope, Google Chrome.

        I checked again on Firefox and it looks corrected now though, the screenshot just displays the colors incorrectly.

        October 25, 2010 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  2. rm:

    > a price point famously created by BuyVM back in August and subsequently copied by NordicVPS.
    I think it’d be fair to also mention AvailableVPS with their $14/year :)

    October 25, 2010 @ 3:42 am | Reply
  3. chachiris:

    Only difference is that buyvm is a crook, running the show, and Photon, they have a reputable history.

    October 25, 2010 @ 4:54 am | Reply
  4. Tom:

    chachiris, so you got on an empty train and you are wondering why is it going so fast?
    Don’t worry you will arrive at the stop sooner or later.

    October 25, 2010 @ 6:30 am | Reply
    • JockTwo:

      that’s what I’m talking about. say it straight. peeps don’t get this; if you sign up in the beginning with a cheap provider you get great service coz he don’t have too many customers, but as the confidence grows and peeps buy into the plan; the node gets overstuffed. my policy: avoid all the stuff in the yearly division. its just not worth it.

      October 26, 2010 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
  5. Pike:


    What are you talking about? I have been with buyvm since the $15 128MB offer and had no problems.

    October 25, 2010 @ 7:03 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      Pike, I mean that calling buyvm a crook backed by frantech is simply retarded and that no matter what provider, if you end up being one of the the first people on the node your performance will be great until they fill up the node.

      October 25, 2010 @ 10:07 am | Reply
      • but it’s true, they are TOTAL CROOKS! avoid them.
        they got no clue about VPS and hosting. their servers reboot all the time, and my process keep getting killed. because out of memory, but im only 50% of memory usage.
        they are total useless.

        December 22, 2010 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
  6. Yeah my BuyVM VPS is going great. Had no issues.

    October 25, 2010 @ 7:10 am | Reply
    • rm:

      Mine too, absolutely excellent. His dissing of buyvm only devalues and casts doubt on his praise of photon.

      October 25, 2010 @ 7:51 am | Reply
    • If you do check comments from their past offers you’ll see that BuyVM is not smooth sailing either. Mine at BuyVM is okay. Rebooted a few times, had some IO wait issue every now and then, but is generally okay.

      October 25, 2010 @ 11:15 am | Reply
      • You’re on a bummed node that has some back cores on the CPU, hense the reboots. We finally got it diagnosed so there is going to be a planned swap out on Wednesday most likey. Pretty sad, the CPU was the only thing we didn’t replace in the chassis swap :(

        October 25, 2010 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
        • I have 2 accounts with BuyVM. The 128/256MB ($15/year) was a “disaster”, but it has been stable for this past 2 weeks, while the 256/512MB ($3.5/Month) is stable from the start. However, I haven’t utilize it for production until I am sure that there will be no problem of the same type arise in the future.

          October 26, 2010 @ 2:59 am | Reply
      • h0dg3s:

        I bought one of the $15/yr 128MB plans from BuyVM. It took a couple of hours to setup but it’s been running steady since.

        October 27, 2010 @ 5:30 pm | Reply
    • Albert:

      BuyVM has been good to me as well. My node (10) had no issues whatsoever. I hope that will continue.

      October 25, 2010 @ 8:38 pm | Reply
  7. Anyone can comment about NordicVPS compare to this???

    October 25, 2010 @ 8:03 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      Nothing to compare, nordic has been at least for a month with there offer and this one has been 2 days.
      I think nordic had only 2 node restarts in 30 days and no downtime besides that on there 128mb offer.

      October 25, 2010 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  8. Anand:

    Their site is yet to be completely developed.

    One stunning thing is they give a 10% commission for affiliates. Really amazed if they can make profit of even a dime with such low rates. :)

    October 25, 2010 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  9. Spirit:

    Examples of prohibited content or links include (but are not limited to):
    • IRC & IRC related software

    BuyVM and Nordic allow it so there isn’t hard choice for me. I will pass this offer.

    October 25, 2010 @ 11:13 am | Reply
    • rm:

      Thanks for spotting this. Also check out this ‘gem’:

      > Examples of prohibited content or links include (but are not limited to):
      > * Distribution of music files or any other material in which the account holder does not own the copyright.

      Why yes sir, I do not own the copyright on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, and yet it is perfectly legal for me to distribute it (as well as thousands of other similar freely licensed works). With such dimwitted AUP, this offer is definitely useless compared to BuyVM and Nordic. You can say it’s a minor thing, but it’s exactly things like that, which are helpful in estimating what to expect from the service.

      October 25, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  10. Joe Merit:

    Ya I have a BuyVM and Nordic and use them for IRC. Would love to add another vps to the collection
    if these guys would be willing to change their rules.

    October 25, 2010 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Yeah, me too. IRC (internet relay chat) isn’t illegal by itself. It’s true that it might be misused same as everything in hosting industry.. but nowaday are better ways for abusers to abuse than half forgotten chat protocol consisted mostly by teenagers and few older idlers.

      October 25, 2010 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
  11. report man:



    vps:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=1G.tmp bs=1M count=1024
    1024+0 records in
    1024+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.38848 s, 773 MB/s

    October 25, 2010 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
  12. ikr.:

    sorry, but i am ridiculously OCD, so here goes: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=VVAy6ct8
    html/css valid and cross browser as far as i know

    October 25, 2010 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
  13. Dog:

    Do you provide Native Ipv6 support? Or will you have Ipv6 Module loaded so we can use he.net tunnel?

    October 25, 2010 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
  14. chachiris:

    Tom @ Pike@, this is exactly same stuff going on before Rackvm went down.
    I warned, and everybody said ‘what’re you talking about?’ including LEA, what do you say now?

    October 25, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  15. HeXel:

    One more big scam ! This makes me remeber RackVM !!!

    October 25, 2010 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
  16. @HeXel, what makes you think we’re a scam? Our parent company has been around for more than 9 years.

    October 25, 2010 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
    • HeXel:

      @PhotonVPS-Jim Domain is registered at 3 weeks. And what payment methods YardVPS accept ?

      October 25, 2010 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
      • We accept Paypal and Alipay and working on getting Credit Cards within the next few weeks.

        PhotonVPS has been registered since 2008
        Psychz has been registered since 2001

        October 25, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
        • HeXel:

          And can I host adult content in YardVPS accounts ?

          October 25, 2010 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
    • HeXel:

      Plus PhotomVPS is only registered since 17-apr-2008

      October 25, 2010 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  17. I wonder how many Big Mac meals can you get with 15 bucks. I’d say use it while you can, but don’t overflow your love and trust on it.

    October 25, 2010 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  18. @Hexel, we allow adult content as long as it’s legal and legal for you to distribute.

    October 25, 2010 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  19. @PhotonVPS-Jim
    Any release date for the Xen plans? :)

    October 25, 2010 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
    • We have plans for Xen & Xen HVM, however I don’t want to put a specific date on it just yet. Just stayed tuned here or on our Twitter for the latest announcements.

      October 25, 2010 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
  20. Michael:

    I am planning to buy LEAF 3, how fast is setup? Also, would you recommend LEAF 3 for production use?

    October 25, 2010 @ 9:12 pm | Reply
  21. Michael:

    Just got my first plan with you, LEAF 1! :)

    October 25, 2010 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
  22. Dog:

    ipv6 supports! do you have?

    October 25, 2010 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
  23. Dog:

    Do you provide Native Ipv6
    support? Or will you have Ipv6
    Module loaded so we can use
    he.net tunnel?

    October 25, 2010 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  24. We don’t have IPV6 yet but will soon. You are welcome to use your own tunnel and that shouldn’t be an issue.

    October 26, 2010 @ 12:45 am | Reply
  25. zen:

    @PhotonVPS-Jim: The checkout only allows payment via “PayPal 支付宝” Dont you allow credit card payments?

    October 26, 2010 @ 2:32 am | Reply
    • KLIKLI:

      You should be able to pay with your own credit card with PayPal

      October 26, 2010 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  26. SB:

    Hi PhotonVPS,

    I’ve just signed up – can you put me on the LAX nodes? Thanks.

    October 26, 2010 @ 7:44 am | Reply
  27. warning:

    1x Core only!

    October 26, 2010 @ 9:15 am | Reply
    • HeXel:

      What do you mean by 1 core only … The cores are seperated to all clients.

      Of course you wouldn’t have a 3 ghz octa core just for 15 bucks a year !

      October 26, 2010 @ 10:58 am | Reply
    • This is clearly listed on our site.

      October 26, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
  28. hotsnow:

    It looks like OpenVPN or PPTP not support at yardvps? my friend just bought Leaf1, I have not found the required modules such as TUN & MPPE, but buyvm support these two.

    October 26, 2010 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
    • TUN/TAP is enable at customer’s request this allow us to fight abuse that might go on in terms of fraud.

      MPPE is not enable due to our multi-level platforms we support. It is recommended to use our WARP edition for PPTPD since no custom compilation of kernels are necessary.

      We currently use Ksplice + stocked kernel giving us better security updates and stability.

      October 26, 2010 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
  29. coolmody:

    What are the link speeds? 100mbit?

    October 26, 2010 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  30. Folks may want to review the comments on the previous posts on this company:


    These folks are spamming me and, no, I’m not a client.

    October 26, 2010 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
    • If you weren’t a client how did you we get your email? As I mentioned in the previous post, feel free to open a ticket to see why we have your email on file and we’ll gladly remove it.

      October 26, 2010 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
    • tsj5j:

      Looked and their comments are overwhelmingly positive… except for yours.
      It seems like you’re spamming all their adverts about them spamming you… ironic.

      Instead of spending so much effort badmouthing them (and failing), how about you try to contact them directly to get it resolved?

      They told you 7 days ago http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/photonvps-6-97-256mb-xen-vps-exclusive-offer/#comments but you chose to ignore it.

      October 27, 2010 @ 12:52 pm | Reply
  31. Ordered just a few minutes ago. Setup was instant. The only issue was my VPS was provisioned with CentOS when I selected Debian 5 on the order screen. Debian was also reflected on the welcome e-mails. I noticed when I tried to run apt-cache and it was strangely missing. :) A quick visit to SolusVM and a reinstall should get things in order.

    October 28, 2010 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
  32. Beny Ibrani:

    @Jeff, so do I, I should reinstall with debian from Solusvm.
    Currently, I’m asking them to enable the tun/tap on my vps, still not respond yet.

    October 29, 2010 @ 4:31 am | Reply
  33. Beny Ibrani:

    Finally my tun/tap is enabled now, after waiting for almost 3 hours :).

    October 29, 2010 @ 9:11 am | Reply
  34. shearerc:

    Do you have Debian 5 32-bit template?

    October 30, 2010 @ 7:42 am | Reply
    • Just checked Solus on my YardVPS and Debian 5.0 32-bit is listed as an install option.

      October 30, 2010 @ 7:53 am | Reply
  35. HeXel:

    I’m VERY satisfied about Leaf 1. The support team is quick plus it has a nice uptime.

    October 30, 2010 @ 10:05 pm | Reply
  36. Michael:

    I noticed you don’t provide your own DNS server for webhosting, can anyone guide me how to use my vps for webhosting? I have apache/mysql/webmin installed but have no clue how to setup DNS.

    October 30, 2010 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
    • Michael,
      As you have webmin installed, you can configure BIND to run via Webmin, Here’s a Tutorial i found after googling just for you.
      I hope this helps, if not, install bind via your package manager (yum/apt-get etc) and read the readme files. If your too lazy to read, then you won’t learn ;)

      October 30, 2010 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
      • Michael:

        lol thanks Mark! I got it working using Centmin already, just trying to get phpmyadmin working now.. or I might just get a cpanel or something.

        November 1, 2010 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
    • Michael:

      Nevermind! I got it working using Centmin, thanks to someone from YardVPS for referring me to this :)

      October 31, 2010 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  37. shearerc:

    Bought a Leaf 3 VPS. Got my VPS info a few mins after payment.
    So far so good.
    I just wish they use SSL on their SolusVM panel.

    November 2, 2010 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  38. budim:

    Unfortunately, your xen VPS is not cheap. And can’t be listed in this blog

    November 3, 2010 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
  39. ibk:

    Any review about this VPS ?

    November 17, 2010 @ 10:30 am | Reply
  40. I just signed up the $15/year plan with them.
    After made my payment 5 hours ago, still not getting my VPS information :(

    I’ve raised a ticket with my invoice number and paypal transaction ID to confirm, but there are no replies from them.

    Is anyone still with them?

    November 24, 2010 @ 12:06 pm | Reply
    • Sei Kan, probably the sales team still on the bed at your hours :(

      November 24, 2010 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
    • They are pretty much alive, I got mine about 4 hours after I made the payment but that was a month ago when they first launched this YardVPS. It’s usable, but I’d say the performance is bad compared to BuyVM.

      free -m
      real 0m4.815s
      user 0m0.001s
      sys 0m0.000s

      ls -al
      real 0m4.924s
      user 0m0.002s
      sys 0m0.005s

      free -m
      real 0m0.059s
      user 0m0.000s
      sys 0m0.002s

      ls -al
      real 0m0.127s
      user 0m0.001s
      sys 0m0.001s

      November 24, 2010 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
      • eLohkCalb, have u submit a ticket to them?

        November 24, 2010 @ 1:03 pm | Reply
        • No, I don’t usually submit ticket over performance issues for a package like this. But I would do so if it goes down though.

          November 24, 2010 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
  41. @Wing Loon I hope so..
    @eLohkCalb I didn’t put much hopes on them LoL.. Use for file backup or DNS backup only..

    November 24, 2010 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
  42. All orders are processed in real time so if it didn’t go through, it probably didnt past our fraud check and those are manually batched through. We batch through these every so often to ensure a fast deployments for new clients.

    Any performance issues please let us know we have quite a lot of nodes which we managed. Given the way OpenVZ works there will be spikes from
    other clients or over usage of another account. We constantly monitor our node but if they were missed just let us know so we can pinpoint where this is occurring.

    If you want a better stable feed I recommend going to our Tree editions where CPU isolation and spikes are better controlled on these node.

    November 24, 2010 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
  43. Anthony:

    In whois information yardvps.com is property of Psychz.net…My question is Psychz.net or Photonvps?


    December 5, 2010 @ 9:58 am | Reply

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