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ZipVPS – $2.50/Monthly 256MB KVM in Buffalo, New York

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 17, 2013 @ 6:38 pm, by Liam

ZipVPSJason, from ZipVPS, is offering a deal on three of their VPS plans. These coupon codes are exclusive to the LowEndNetwork and will remain active for 30 days from the date of this posting. The discounts do not apply to add-ons such as IP addresses and Windows OS.

Byte Plan

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1 vCPU Core
  • 10GB RAID10 Disk
  • 250GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Code: 8AWYT47UN6
  • $2.50/Mo | Link
Meg Plan

  • 512MB RAM
  • 2 vCPU Cores
  • 25GB RAID10 Disk
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Code: 4ELEEMQ8MF
  • $4.50/Mo | Link
Gig Plan

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 50GB RAID10 Disk
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Code: P5EJ5C4QQY
  • $6.50/Mo | Link

ZipVPS is part of Holoshed Technologies, a sole proprietorship registered in North Carolina. We have never featured these guys before – so welcome! They are using nodes powered by E3-1270v2 CPUs and with Flashcache SSD-Cached RAID10 arrays. Extra IP Addresses are $1.00 each per month (5 maximum per VPS) and Windows Server 2012 Licenses are offered on the 512MB and 1024MB Plans for $5.00 extra per month. If you signup, or happen to be a customer, please do take some time and post a review below.

ZipVPS accept PayPal, Credit Cards and Bitcoins as payment. To ensure 100% customer satisfaction, they offer a 3 day no questions asked refund policy on new VPS services. All orders activated within 6 hours of ordering. They accept requests to load custom ISOs via our ticket system. Whilst services are self managed, they will try to help with basic questions that do not require them to login to your VPS. For further information, click here.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the ColoCrossing datacenter in Buffalo, New York.

Test IPv4: 198.245.73.59
Test 100MB File: http://198.245.73.59/100MB.test
Test 50MB File: http://198.245.73.59/50MB.test

Looking Glass: http://198.245.73.59

30 Comments

  1. Rob:

    Welcome to LEB, ZipVPS. It would be nice if you offered more options as far as OS distros go.

    September 17, 2013 @ 7:14 pm | Reply
  2. seto:

    Hy
    i want to try the 256MB , but in order page, only Centos
    can you offer the debian ?

    thx

    September 17, 2013 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  3. dano:

    hah, and I was just complaining to myself how I haven’t seen a non-openvz plan featured on LEB in awhile :)

    September 17, 2013 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  4. Cory:

    I’ve had a Windows VPS from ZipVPS for the last couple months. It’s been running great and Jason was good to deal with. Quite happy with it.

    September 17, 2013 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
  5. Can we install a Windows in this KVM? Any available iso?

    September 17, 2013 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
    • Michael:

      Windows Server 2012 Licenses are offered on the 512MB and 1024MB Plans for $5.00 extra per month

      They accept requests to load custom ISOs via our ticket system

      September 17, 2013 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
  6. ub3rst4r:

    I was lucky to snap an even better deal from ZipVPS/Holoshed Technologies on WHT (256MB VPS for $15/yr) and I also got a Windows VPS with them. So far, I’ve had no known issues with them and nothing to complain about the support either.

    September 17, 2013 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  7. The Ninja:

    It shouldn’t annoy me, but it does. Why skip from ‘Byte’ to ‘Meg’ – surely it should be Kilo > Meg > Gig>

    September 18, 2013 @ 2:41 am | Reply
  8. Bit expensive for 256MB, other competitors are doing it at $10/yr.

    September 18, 2013 @ 11:39 am | Reply
    • W1V_Lee:

      Sometimes you get a better service from someone who is charging to make a profit than a provider who is stuck with you for a year and has barely covered the IP cost never mind supply a VPS to go with it.

      September 18, 2013 @ 2:30 pm | Reply
      • MannDude:

        Exactly. I’d love to see more offers like this. A real ‘lowend'(ish) VPS, with more than enough resources than what -most- (but not all) need. Plenty of room to run some websites, use as a VPN, use for development, etc.

        I’d not touch any service that offers more than 1 or 2 GB of RAM for $7, that’s just a sign of a provider I don’t want to deal with. I’m not a fan of the location of this offer, but I’d almost certainly pick one up just to support a company that isn’t racing to bottom and trying to compete on price and price alone.

        Kudos on the offer, I hope it goes over well.

        September 18, 2013 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
  9. Welcome to LEB! :)

    September 18, 2013 @ 2:33 pm | Reply
  10. pete:

    Some cheaper 128MB plans would be nice.

    September 18, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
  11. Giuseppe:

    Subscribed a 1G vps. So far so good

    September 19, 2013 @ 5:28 am | Reply
    • Giuseppe:

      Submitted a ticket to have my OS loaded. Three hours and still no reply. Mmmm…

      September 19, 2013 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
  12. Giuseppe:

    Ok, that’s enough. One full day to reply to the tickets. This is too much for me: I’m going to ask for a refund. Very poor customer service.

    September 20, 2013 @ 5:47 am | Reply
    • pcan:

      I already opened 3 tickets, and Jason always answered in a friendly and effective way. This is not a poor customer service, at least not for my standards. I also noticed almost a full day delay on two instances, but I asked low-priority questions on non-USA office hours and I was anticipating a even greater delay.
      Some delay could be a unfortunate consequence of time zones.

      September 20, 2013 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
      • Giuseppe:

        Being 12 hours late in replying is not an “unfortunate consequence” of anything.
        Jason is a good man, I’m sure about that. But this is a business, and needs to be managed as such.

        September 21, 2013 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  13. CryptWizard:

    Quite slow. Can feel the jitter when typing on SSH.

    # time (wget -q -O – http://freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh | bash)
    CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 3400.012 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 994 MB
    Total amount of swap : 487 MB
    System uptime : 5 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 3.42MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 11.3MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 23.0MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 6.36MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 6.61MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.5MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 1.19MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 2.11MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 13.3MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 44.0MB/s
    I/O speed : 70.2 MB/s

    real 4m19.821s
    user 0m1.848s
    sys 0m13.844s

    September 22, 2013 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
  14. Jimbo:

    So I’ve recently gotten the 256MB plan and I have some words to say. So I first bought it and it became apparent that setup wouldn’t be fast after waiting an hour, it took around 8-9 hours to activate, which I was fine with.

    So I finally get into the box via ssh, and instantly notice lag, I shrugged it off until it became very apparent that it wouldn’t stop lagging. I’m talking about running apt-get and having it freeze up for around 30 seconds or more, and every 10 seconds have it freeze up for around 3-5 seconds, terrible.

    I’ve checked top and it’s not just my VPS using all of it’s resources, I’m only using around half or so of the memory. I’ve never experienced lag like this with any other provider on 256MB RAM.

    Overall, I might be asking for a refund, if that request is denied I will live with it but will not be renewing as I didn’t need a server badly, it would just be nice to have a server that doesn’t lag.

    September 22, 2013 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
    • CryptWizard:

      So my experience isn’t unique. I got the 1 GB plan too…
      I opened a ticket for cancel and refund straight after my first comment. No news yet.

      September 23, 2013 @ 7:31 am | Reply
      • Jimbo:

        I made a ticket asking for a refund right after I made that post, still no reply from them.

        September 24, 2013 @ 12:07 am | Reply
        • CryptWizard:

          Copy and paste from email

          Holoshed Technologies
          I wanted to pass on a notice that we are still here! Sadly we are unable to control when an offer gets posted but no matter what I am doing my best to keep everything running!

          I am a full disclosure kind of guy and the main issue right now is that I am in the hospital and have been unable to answer tickets as quickly as usual even though my wife tells me I have to answer them, I do not feel I can offer the best support to my clients half asleep.

          Because of this I will hire a new support tech to handle requests a lot faster but I promise each request will be tended to and given the time it deserves and also each customer will be compensated for any time lost.

          This has been a blessing and my worst nightmare all in the same package since I cannot be here at the moment the way I was just 24 hours before the deals were posted.

          For those who wish for refunds, they will be honored without any questions as it has always been my policy.

          I know online anyone can say anything and some may understand what it means when I say Pseudo Tumor Cerebra and some may not but having to be hospitalized for an emergency shunt placement (brain surgery) can play havoc on a person and their family.

          I had worked for months to get this deal listed on LEB but surgery and recovery decided to stick its head in first and make something that was a dream be crushed with the inability to be my usual watchful self.

          All orders were handled as fast as possible with my wife logging in as me for order approval and me doing the ones I could just after surgery in recovery.

          I could go on but the point is not to ask for sympathy but just to understand we are ZipVPS are not like this and sadly an emergency took over right as I was notified the offer went live.

          I will share this last tidbit so people know, on LEB, you post your offer and wait months for it to be listed… I had no idea months ago what would happen the day the offer page went live and all in all I am still at fault for not being able to keep up with the support requests from the new orders.

          Forgive me please and for those who stay it will be worth your while, for those who wish to leave – you will receive a 100% refund no questions asked as you have every right to do so.

          Any emergencies such as host node down or something like that should be sent to while we work through the normal ticket queue in the coming 24/48 hours. This email goes directly to my phone beside me in the hospital bed. I will answer as fast as I can.

          Owners of ZipVPS, the Hawks Family – otherwise working as Holoshed Technologies.

          Please again accept how sorry I am for this bad timing and we will work to make everyone happy as possible as soon as we can!

          Jason Hawks

          September 24, 2013 @ 8:29 am | Reply
  15. Steven:

    Email just received.

    I wanted to pass on a notice that we are still here! Sadly we are unable to control when an offer gets posted but no matter what I am doing my best to keep everything running!

    I am a full disclosure kind of guy and the main issue right now is that I am in the hospital and have been unable to answer tickets as quickly as usual even though my wife tells me I have to answer them, I do not feel I can offer the best support to my clients half asleep.

    Because of this I will hire a new support tech to handle requests a lot faster but I promise each request will be tended to and given the time it deserves and also each customer will be compensated for any time lost.

    This has been a blessing and my worst nightmare all in the same package since I cannot be here at the moment the way I was just 24 hours before the deals were posted.

    For those who wish for refunds, they will be honored without any questions as it has always been my policy.

    I know online anyone can say anything and some may understand what it means when I say Pseudo Tumor Cerebra and some may not but having to be hospitalized for an emergency shunt placement (brain surgery) can play havoc on a person and their family.

    I had worked for months to get this deal listed on LEB but surgery and recovery decided to stick its head in first and make something that was a dream be crushed with the inability to be my usual watchful self.

    All orders were handled as fast as possible with my wife logging in as me for order approval and me doing the ones I could just after surgery in recovery.

    I could go on but the point is not to ask for sympathy but just to understand we are ZipVPS are not like this and sadly an emergency took over right as I was notified the offer went live.

    I will share this last tidbit so people know, on LEB, you post your offer and wait months for it to be listed… I had no idea months ago what would happen the day the offer page went live and all in all I am still at fault for not being able to keep up with the support requests from the new orders.

    Forgive me please and for those who stay it will be worth your while, for those who wish to leave – you will receive a 100% refund no questions asked as you have every right to do so.

    Any emergencies such as host node down or something like that should be sent to while we work through the normal ticket queue in the coming 24/48 hours. This email goes directly to my phone beside me in the hospital bed. I will answer as fast as I can.

    Owners of ZipVPS, the Hawks Family – otherwise working as Holoshed Technologies.

    Please again accept how sorry I am for this bad timing and we will work to make everyone happy as possible as soon as we can!

    Jason Hawks

    September 24, 2013 @ 8:05 am | Reply
  16. Giuseppe:

    This is a business, guys, not a freeride…
    I can be personally sympathetic with Jason’s troubles, but reality is another: unfortunately the service SUCKS.

    September 25, 2013 @ 11:34 am | Reply
  17. trinh:

    Well LastPass informed me that my email and personal data leaked from holoshed.

    Nothing to add, canceled service after first 2 weeks, tried to work a little there, no way to call this vps usable.
    And now… hacked.
    No comments.

    October 22, 2013 @ 9:10 am | Reply
  18. Roger:

    I understand the situation and reset the password. However after hours, I got this email:
    —–
    I have pulled your VPS offline and am closing your account due to abuse as you went full usage on your CPU usage the moment you logged in after the password reset for cs.holoshed.com. This went on for hours and is a violation of our terms and under those terms I am closing your account.
    —–
    That’s pretty cool hah! I didn’t change anything on VPS after password reset, and never aware of this CPU usage problem. I got no notice before account removal. OK, now I have lost all my data. That’s the service.

    November 12, 2013 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  19. Hello Roger,

    Even though it states in our Terms of Service that you are responsible for managing your VPS and your data, we are willing to make an exception and give you access to your data.

    If you wish to work out an arrangement for access to your data then please contact me at mikem@zipvps.com.

    Mike Murphy
    Security Specialist / Network Engineer
    Holoshed Technologies/ZipVPS
    **We strive for 100% customer satisfaction.
    If there is anything we can do to make your experience
    with us better just let us know!**

    November 14, 2013 @ 12:33 am | Reply

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