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YourVZ - $15/Year 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Scranton

YourVZ Justin from YourVZ emailed me yesterday about their low end offers. Their offer can also be found on WHT. 5 of their Silver plans are under $7/month. Comparing to their Gold and Platinum plans, their Silver plans are more CPU-capped, and have relatively small amount of monthly data quota. It starts from $15/year for “Silver 128”.

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 200GB/month data transfer on 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

It scales all the way up to “Silver 768” which is $6/month with 768MB/1536MB memory, 30GB storage and 800GB/month data. YourVZ only accepts PayPal. Servers with HostNOC/BurstNET in Scranton PA (test IP: Check their ToS and AUP to make sure you agree with the terms there. For example, under AUP, Disk Space — “YourVZ.com Customers may not initiate the following… Use 90% or more of alloted system CPU resources for longer then 180 seconds or 2% of the servers CPU resources for longer than 5 minutes (Updated: Fixed by Justin). Sounds pretty, hmm, restrictive?

I do like the short quip next to the Linux distro though. For example: “CentOS — ENTerprise OS”. “Scientific Linux — Basically Enterprise Linux” (okay, both of them are built using open sourced RH Enterprise Linux). But ZFS? That can’t be in used on their nodes, can it?

YourVZ.com is registered by Justin from Johannesburg, South Africa merely a month ago so we are still uncertain whether the service would be able to carry out for the entire year. Silver 384/512/768 do have monthly payment though.

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  1. Hi

    The AUP has been amended to only

    Use 90% or more of alloted system CPU resources for
    longer than 360 seconds.


    August 24, 2011 @ 7:00 am | Reply
    • Victor:

      I want to get a box there but this puts me off. I could be compressing a lot, running any C++ program, leaving VNC on overnight, etc…

      January 31, 2012 @ 2:32 am | Reply
      • Kuro:

        Agreed, I know of a lot of common open-source software that takes more than 6 minutes to compile.

        January 31, 2012 @ 3:14 am | Reply
        • Hi

          The AUP has been updated to.

          Abuse CPU resources to the extent that it affects other clients or the system.


          January 31, 2012 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
        • Victor:

          Do you allow plans to be upgraded any time during the year?

          January 31, 2012 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
        • Hi Victor
          Yes upgrades are welcome, but please keep in mind that silver plans are limited to 1 IP.


          January 31, 2012 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
        • Victor:

          How old is YourVZ.com? There’s no information about your company.

          January 31, 2012 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
        • Hi Victor

          We opened for business in August 2011 so it will be 6 months now.


          January 31, 2012 @ 11:18 pm | Reply
  2. I saw the ZFS image on there and had a big ‘wtf’ face when I saw it.

    ZFS is possible on linux but it’s done entirely in FUSE so it’s slow as balls. Considering the fact that ZFS development is up in the air now that solaris is closed up, i’m not entirely sure why someone would want to use it right now for anything but maybe 2nd level backups (backups of backups) or for data that is highly de-dupable.


    August 24, 2011 @ 7:08 am | Reply
    • I got friends at Joyent saying ZFS is well alive there…

      August 24, 2011 @ 8:16 am | Reply
      • I must agree with Francisco.

        If you thinking of using it on Linux please think again as it is still in its infancy. There are FUSE and module based versions but still very new.

        On Opensolaris on the other hand it works quite well just needs a lot of resources.

        If you look at “http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/storage/unified-storage/index.html”
        you will see it is kicking.



        August 24, 2011 @ 8:30 am | Reply
      • fanovpn:

        I got friends at Joyent saying ZFS is well alive there…

        Very interesting related link: SmartOS, Joyent’s custom “distribution” with ZFS, DTrace, zones, and KVM. It runs the Illumos kernel (the new name for the community-driven kernel which forked off of OpenSolaris before Oracle killed OS), BSD package management, and a GNU toolchain.

        August 24, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
        • Hi Fanovpn “you should really have enuff respect for yourself to stick you Alias with a CAPITAL?”

          Just kidding.

          That SmartOS looks like the stuff if you know what I saying??

          Really nice to see the Illumos kernel being put to good use.
          Not so good for a VPS enviroment as ZFS will try to eat all the ram available for arc and it will be fighting with the VM’s all the time. But I recon if you have the budget to chuck double the ram of what ever you are trying to sell at it, it could work quite well.
          Personaly I don’t like being tied to one host, there is nothing worse than having some small bit of kit let you down and you aging 10 years in about 20 mins.

          I think if you can do a nice stable dual ha san setup with 10gbit interconnect and a couple of hosts that are running some cool bits like ksm and sriov you can do a better job and you clients wont even know if something has died on you.


          August 24, 2011 @ 10:39 pm | Reply
  3. Hi Francisco

    It’s ZFS shared storage based on http://openindiana.org that is a new fork of the last Opensolaris version.
    The storage is designed to provide high IOPS for real world performance VS sequential read write performance.


    August 24, 2011 @ 7:14 am | Reply
    • That’s all well and good but are you colocating a large enough storage array? ZFS only shines when you have a SSD based level2 cache to help it out. Are you putting a 10gbit link to it or just bonded gig ports?

      You’re in burstnet so i’m doubting you told them you want a 8 – 16 drive setup then a SSD to make it howl. I could be wrong but burstnet isn’t known for their colocation, normally dedis/VPS :)

      I’m genuinely curious since we’ve considered ZFS/SAN’s for previous deployments but didn’t pursue it due to how iffy it gets. You can check what happened to securedragon (Sorry Joe if I spelt the name wrong!) when they had a SAN in place.


      August 24, 2011 @ 7:28 am | Reply
      • “i’m doubting you told them you want a 8 – 16 drive setup then a SSD to make it howl”

        That is quite presumptuous of you I mus say.


        August 25, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  4. Hi Francisco

    We are colo’d and the system was built from the ground up and has been in testing for about 6 months in the Datacenter.

    We have a 10gbit CX4 based fabric.

    Your right ZFS would be useless without SSD’s for ZIL and L2Arch and lots of RAM for Arch.

    August 24, 2011 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  5. Thanks for the worm welcome

    Come om mate?

    “But ZFS? That can’t be in used on their nodes, can it?”

    That’s like saying “surely someone can’t come up with something innovative”


    August 24, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply
    • Justin, I wouldn’t take the comments here too seriously because if you are not worshipping Ramhost, QuickWeb or BuyVM – they are going to turn on you very quickly. Look at the joke of their “contests” where the same providers win contest after contest when 2 of those “winners” do not even have stock on a regular basis.

      August 24, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
      • I stand corrected – BuyVM actually has some stock.

        August 24, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
        • Hi James

          I have been contemplating how to reply to you comment for quite a while now.
          I think it might be best to not say anything.
          Anyhow how was your day?


          August 24, 2011 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
        • You can tell him to fix his website. Gives a 502 Bad Gateway error. :)

          Maybe if more than a small handful of providers here actually had a clue about technical matters, how to operate a business and do so in a legal manner, knew the first thing about customer server, didn’t get busted by their mommy and daddy, etc; they would get more positive reviews.

          August 24, 2011 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          doc, decent IRC fanbase would also help… as some observers would know to tell ;-)

          August 24, 2011 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
  6. Spirit:

    Another host which put one of the oldest and still alive internet protocol (IRC) together with illegal content directly under Server Abuse section. Where is this LET v2 IRC thread where we discussed about this… hmm…

    August 24, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
    • They use burstnet so there isn’t much they can do about that one :P


      August 24, 2011 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Hmm, you didn’t read carefully :) I expected this, that’s why I trying to find this old LET thread regarding IRC where some expressed annoyance with IRC under illegal abuse section instead only “it’s not permited”. Internet relay chat isn’t illegal, neither abuse and it shouldn’t be placed together with illegal content, etc.. but I accepting the fact that some host don’t allow it.

        btw. side note. Somehow todd (quick../qualitys…) still allow it and he’s also hosted with burstnet. Strange, a?

        August 24, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
        • Are you sure they’re on burstnets network though? If they have their own cross connects then burstnet can’t do anything about that :) If they are on the BN network, though, that’s very interesting!


          August 24, 2011 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
        • He may be taking a chance but in the TOS/AUP it is.

          August 24, 2011 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          You might be right here, I will check it.

          August 24, 2011 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
    • Hi Spirit

      Hope you are well?

      IRC is not excluded by choice but DC related.


      August 24, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Sure, but why one of the oldest AND COMPLETELY LEGAL internet protocol have to do with illegal/abuse content. Intenet relay chat isn’t illegal and prosecuted in any state on the world as far as I know. While I accepting the fact that isn’t allowed I think that isn’t fair to put one of the oldest and still alive internet protocol together with piracy, illegal content, child porn and similar illegal activities.

        August 24, 2011 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
        • I’m not the brightest and my experience is definitely laking but I think it could be related to issues with past exposure and lack of ability to maintain lawful interaction between the users.
          The problem is DDOS.


          August 24, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Vedran, from LET (if I may quote him) said this better:

        I have nothing against providers banning IRC for whatever reason they have, it’s their business, they can run it however they think it’s best, if they think it would be better for them to ban IRC completely, then by all means do that!

        What bothers me is when their AUP/TOS says something like

        We strictly forbid warez, child pornography, IRC …

        IRC does not deserve to be put there! IRC is one of the oldest internet services still in use, it survived for more than 20 years, and it’s still alive and kicking. IRC is not bad by itself, there are bad users and they are minority.

        Due to somewhat higher risk of abuse and DDoS attacks, we do not allow IRC

        Just say something like that and you won’t see me complaining.

        Some providers actually know why are they banning IRC, and I respect that, even if they’re wrong. Unfortunately some have no clue, they’re just copy/pasting.

        I hope that this clarify my expressed opinion.

        August 24, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
        • Hey Spirit

          No disrespect meant but we get it.
          What do you do for a living?
          Spirit “spirited” no kidding?

          August 24, 2011 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
  7. Hi Dr mike

    I would mot throw stones if I were you.

    I cant agree with you more.
    Al us 16 year old plebes that think we are going to stick a couple of desktop board and proc combo’s in a rack and make the highly competitive budget vps enviroment our home should think again.

    Just kidding!
    As you can see I’m not the type to hang around on forums, I don’t even know the short hand for “Just kidding!”

    Are you really a doc?


    August 24, 2011 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
    • I wasn’t throwing stones. Please review that I wrote. I’ve been dealing with the EveryDNS fallout many of us are currently dealing with:


      as well as with a laptop that doesn’t want to install filezilla. Unfortunately the one and only public support forum for the brand isn’t allowing new users to create accounts so I’m in a bit of a pickle.

      August 25, 2011 @ 12:13 am | Reply
      • Sorry Mate no harm intended just pulling your leg.
        Is it just me or are most of the posters on this site really agro and defensive?
        Sorry not directed at you.

        My dady thought me only two things in life.
        1.If you spurt out negativity thats all you will get back, so if you don’t have anything good to say shut up.
        2.God created whiskey so-that the Irish don’t take over the world.


        August 25, 2011 @ 12:29 am | Reply
      • As for the filezilla issue try winscp “slow as a dog I know” or better yet get off Suckdows and try Ubuntu as a desktop. “Sorry don’t mean to e punting Mark but he is a saffer after-all” You can download a live disk.
        It will run inside Suckdows “if you really want to disappoint yourself” , you can boot of the disk and test it “It should detect all hardware on most platform’s” or install it side by side “dual boot” if your not comfortable with the idea yet.
        Been using some form of OSS almost since I can remember.

        If you like to be “FLASH” get a MAC, the battery life is something phenomenal! Rally I don’t know what they use in the batteries but it’s not lithium ion. “Please don’t quote me on that”


        August 25, 2011 @ 12:45 am | Reply
    • hey, he is really a doc in physics and maths.

      August 25, 2011 @ 12:41 am | Reply
      • That was why I was asking?
        Because there is nothing worse than making a wise crack if your uninformed.


        August 25, 2011 @ 12:50 am | Reply
  8. john:

    Give me one reason why people should consider your plan.
    $15/yr, all of us should buy BuyVM, same price, 100times faster ping, server-up 99.99%, more space, more ram, better server spec, better customer service.
    tell me one reason.

    August 25, 2011 @ 12:03 am | Reply
    • Give me one reason why people should consider your plan?
      I will have stock.

      more ram?
      better server spec?
      better customer service?

      How do you know all that is true if your not a customer?


      August 25, 2011 @ 12:12 am | Reply
      • How about the processor’s cache?

        August 25, 2011 @ 12:42 am | Reply
        • We run

          netbook:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model
          model		: 28
          model name	: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270   @ 1.60GHz
          model		: 28
          model name	: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270   @ 1.60GHz

          Dope!! thats my netbook
          We run a couple of Xeons but the next rollout will be quad socket opteron 6128 as bang for buck they look the most attractive and in a virtualization environment more cores are better than brute force.

          # cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          model           : 23
          model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
          August 25, 2011 @ 1:04 am | Reply
        • So, please run: cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep cache

          August 25, 2011 @ 1:17 am | Reply
        • Kuro:

          Or you could just look up the model name on Intel’s website ;)


          L2 Cache: 12MB

          August 25, 2011 @ 1:35 am | Reply
        • +1 to Kuro…

          So, do you encode video in your servers? Any comparative about a processor with little cache vs big caché for webservers?

          August 25, 2011 @ 3:08 am | Reply
        • I have no entertainment sites, guy. I just have some small computational issues to deal with.

          August 25, 2011 @ 4:04 am | Reply
      • Jonathan:

        Nuff said to shut him down, Good luck with your bussines.

        August 25, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
        • Hi Jonathan

          Sorry for the late reply but this is my first exposure to a forum based marketing website like this and I have been wondering about your post for the whole week so I thought I would come back and ask as I am not sure? Was the comment “Nuff said to shut him down” directed at me or tinyray “where I’m from the only people we call tiny are normally larger than life” I don’t mind if it was @me was just wondering?


          August 30, 2011 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
      • john: said so.

        August 25, 2011 @ 2:48 am | Reply
  9. Once again thank you for the warm welcome?
    Now I understand what James meant.


    August 25, 2011 @ 3:00 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Relax. There’s a lot of suspicious people which got burned by previous hosts, a lot of competition which will do anything too make you look less competent than they are, and of course… a lot of curiosity :-) And it’s not like all those *great* hosts offers which you will be compared with are all that great and flawless. I know that, I tryed the most…
      People are suspicious and careful… but if you wont mess up too much till next.. and then next… LEB featuring, people will accept you and competition with army of anonymous clones will get silent.
      I wish you good luck :-)

      August 25, 2011 @ 3:22 am | Reply
    • Hehe. I wasn’t too optimistic about BuyVM either when it first got listed. Things have changed after a year…

      August 25, 2011 @ 4:19 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Yeah, exactly… hehe. I wasn’t too optimistic either as few years ago I saw this FUNNY video (someone still have it?) from DC camera where Jason (veritynet) pack in bags HDDs from Fran to get him to pay hosting bills. And then another Fran fail episode called Portland with single homed DC :) But as it seems Francisco learned from past mistakes and came out “stronger” :)

      Ermm.. hey, why do we talk about buyVM again? :S

      August 25, 2011 @ 4:30 am | Reply
      • The thing with VN is sad though. The owner is the one that owed $12,000 and he ended up leaving steadfast a year or so after we did, and ended up running up a $20,000 bill with the new place too. In the end he got all of his servers repo’d.

        the Portland spot we got lied to constantly as you know from experience. I learned pretty quick that not all DC’s are on the up n’ up (before then we always had pretty much very positive reviews with colo’s and mostly with dedi’s).

        Live ‘n learn in the end.


        August 25, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
        • Hi Francisco

          Hope you are well.

          I must say I am very impressed and insired with the way that you and a couple of other hosts but mainly your company have changed the face of VPS hosting.

          I have been following Buyvm for quite a while and you have really gone from strength to stength over the last year. “Sleeping Much Bro?”


          August 25, 2011 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
        • not all DC’s are on the up n’ up

          Amen, bro. :)

          August 26, 2011 @ 12:40 am | Reply
  10. Hi

    The host that we have our client area with is having some issues.
    Sorry for any inconvenience caused


    August 27, 2011 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  11. Hi All

    To celebrate the 2011 Rugby World Cup we are running a promo till the end of the world cup.

    10% off all Silver and Gold plans with Promo Code: RWC2011.


    September 19, 2011 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Most visitors on LowEndBox are from the States, whom have little idea what a “rugby” is…

      September 20, 2011 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
      • Thats interesting as you national Rugby team is playing in the world cup.

        September 20, 2011 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
        • Indeed. I am just commenting on the visitors in general over here in LowEndBox. QuickWeb (from New Zealand) is about the only other provider that commented on RWC here.

          September 20, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
        • USA!!!

          Are we even in it?….

          September 20, 2011 @ 11:50 pm | Reply
        • Here’s the US team. Although I didn’t know anyone over there who is actually watching this stuff.

          September 20, 2011 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
        • Yup, thanks. Was just reading the pool results so far:


          To be honest though, I can’t even spell rugby if I had to.

          September 20, 2011 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
        • Hi LowEndAdmin

          Yep the Kiwi probably lives and breathes it just like me.
          You guys should check it out, its like football but without all the protective gear.
          Canada has quite a good team as well.

          September 21, 2011 @ 4:03 am | Reply
  12. Sorry I forgot to mention we now have uplink level Cisco Guard DDos protection.


    September 19, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  13. Jack:

    They’ve had a lot of issues.

    Emails from them.

    23/01/2012 17:50 Routing issue in Data Center

    There seems to be a routing issue in the data center.
    Some ip’s seem to be affected.)

    23/01/2012 20:22 Sorry or the Down time
    (says they fixed it)

    24/01/2012 12:34 SolusSlave4

    ( Hi All

    Slave 4 is stuffed for some reason.

    Will be setting up a replacement in the next 24 hours to replace it.

    Please bare with me.

    Sorry for the stuffup.

    Will have it sorted ASAP.)

    Seems poor.

    2 Issues in less than 24 hours.

    January 24, 2012 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  14. Hi Jack
    In the end it was found that it was Cisco Guard fail.
    DDoS was the reason the containers where dropping of the network.
    The DC was null routing the traffic and it took quite a while to get a straight answer as the help desk could not tell me much but once a the ticket was escalated I started to get the right info.

    Thank you for your concern.


    January 25, 2012 @ 6:54 am | Reply

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