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    What's your experience with ChicagoVPS?

    I have heard a lot of people having issues with there services in many ways.
    I have a server with them, and it's been pretty good, haven't had very many issues.
    So the question is, what is your experience with ChicagoVPS?

    Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

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    • awsonawson Member

      I've never had any problems with their services. People just seem to get really flustered when their employees say bad words on a forum.

    • Good, no real issues. Few support tickets answered relatively quickly for the price.

    • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

      +1 @awson

    • Server has been stable, haven't had to contact support yet.

      I recommend Prometeus, the best provider ever!

    • blackblack Member

      Generally positive.

    • LeeLee Member

      Was stable when I used them in all locations other than Atlanta. To be honest, depending on the project I would use them again regardless of the drama.

      It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt

    • No issues. Out of ~250 VPS's, I have 5 with Chicago VPS. Maybe 30 others have migrated IPs, experienced long downtime or whatnot. No issues with ChicagoVPS whatsoever.

    • I have 3 VPS's with them and have had a good experience so far. What I tend to notice is that when you first order a VPS from them you will see some issues as they are probably filling up the node. Once it is full you have a short period when they find abusers and remove them or migrate them to a more suitable box. Then things are stable more or less from then on out. I have had a few support tickets and they were answered promptly and they even did a bit of extra work in my opinion with the first request I had (related to getting a custom OS for my VPS).

      Purchase dates:

      • 2: March 2013
      • 3: May 2013
      • 4: December 2013

      My current uptime so far this year is quite good:
      2014 Uptime

      Last year wasn't that bad either imo:
      2013 Uptime

    • ricardo said: Out of ~250 VPS's

      What? :)

      -

    • ricardoricardo Member
      edited March 2014

      234 even. 100 unique providers. 9 with chicagovps purchased between april'13 and january'14... all running smoothly.

      All <$30/year too. I should become an affiliate and make a comparison site ;o)

    • Recently I messed up my vps with them, and in the middle of the night one of their support agents restored it for me from their weekly backups. They are also the only host that I use bi-annual billing with because some of their long term offers are great.

    • @ricardo you are taking the LEB-o-cholic syndrome to extremes :)

      Thanked by 3mpkossen TheHackBox tux

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    • no, it's not a hobby. I have a budget to spend and they're serving a purpose.

    • ricardo said: 234 even. 100 unique providers. 9 with chicagovps purchased between april'13 and january'14... all running smoothly.

      Have you included us in your vps collection :p

      I am not Rick

    • ricardoricardo Member
      edited March 2014

      ftpit

      yes, just the one on nov'13. fwiw no problems with you guys either. will start a thread in the near future to see if i've missed any. got a habit of taking threads off-topic now.

    • NekkiNekki Moderator

      I had one of the 2GB specials when they first came out. Ran great, used it as a Minecraft server for my nephew. Unfortunately, it started to spuriously reboot nearly every night, so became more trouble than it was worth.

      I later had one of their 126MB yearlies in LA from mid 2012-2013. It was OK to start with, but after a few months the network was up and down like a whore's draws. Support were completely unable to figure it out, so I got it moved to Chicago where the problems subsided, but I never really used it again.

      Support wasn't the best either, I needed some IPTables modules enabled for OpenVPN-AS and it took absolutely ages to get right, although in all fairness plenty of other providers have failed miserably with the same request.

    • Wow, people really have been wrong about ChicagoVPS. Glad to see they have improved!

      Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

      eddynetweb.net | DigitalOcean referral.

    • LeeLee Member

      Well, I would not go that far, a lot of things about CVPS were right, but as far as the service goes, it's stable and usable. What more do you need from that point of view.

      It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt

    • HeinzHeinz Member
      edited March 2014

      Hack incident did not made me happy but after that I can say nothing but good about my experience with ChicagoVPS.

      up 148 days
      Download speed from CacheFly: 62.9MB/s
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.55147 s, 164 MB/s

      You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

    • Awmusic12635Awmusic12635 Member, Provider

      ricardo said: 234 even. 100 unique providers. 9 with chicagovps purchased between april'13 and january'14... all running smoothly.

      I am impressed

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    • tchentchen Member

      Node selection is kinda hit and miss at times. A ticket is all it takes to get moved. However, some packages/node sets were surprisingly stable, especially those that aren't as LE* popular for various reasons. I've tended to have the most trouble with their bottom barrel low-end packages. Couple technical gotchas were

      1) some ovz containers were experiencing decoupling from SolusVM and by extension the new CP.

      2) KVM templates require a ticket to set the password on rebuild. (the CP doesn't support resets and doesn't tell you the password)

      Submitted tickets on the matter tend to clear it up in a day or less. From all the hoopla here and there, I honestly expected far worse. I've experienced far worse from others.

    • I have with chicagoVPS more than 2 year +, this is the uptime for the VPS, I checked just now:

      Current Server Time 2014-03-05 22:35:45 Server Uptime 2Day4Hour56Minute

      Hard to predict the uptime.

      [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

    • @W1V_Lee I didn't mean it like that, I had heard that there support was the thing they were struggling from time to time. I'm pretty sure they improved now though.
      As for the service itself, yes, it's always been great (for me at least).

      Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

      eddynetweb.net | DigitalOcean referral.

    • No major issues with them. But one time they forgot to boot up my VPS after a short down time, that's made my VPS stayed offline for 12 hours. Overall, I rated 3.5/5 for them.

      Hobby Projects: DNMin | PingBear

    • I have a box with them that im using for production and ive had 100% uptime for last 2 months, io and speed are perfect. never had to contact support so cant say anything about that. i guess its just the let circlejerk saying shit about them every time someone posts about them

    • @eddynetweb said:
      Wow, people really have been wrong about ChicagoVPS. Glad to see they have improved!

      When i first saw the thread, i figured it was going to be another bashing thread. Glad to see it wasn't. I've been with them in highs and lows, their lows wern't 100% their fault. Anyways my vps with them is one of the quickest I have. ($25 bi-annual)

      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz<br /> Number of cores : 4<br /> CPU frequency : 3401.000 MHz<br /> Total amount of ram : 2048 MB<br /> Total amount of swap : 0 MB<br /> System uptime : 7 days, 36 min,<br /> Download speed from CacheFly: 67.0MB/s<br /> Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 37.6MB/s<br /> Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 43.4MB/s<br /> Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.49MB/s<br /> Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 7.23MB/s<br /> Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.5MB/s<br /> Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.24MB/s<br /> Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 832KB/s<br /> Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 24.3MB/s<br /> Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 48.6MB/s<br /> I/O speed : 234 MB/s

    • I've had a VPS in Buffalo since June '13 and it as been hassle free (excluding the solusvm incident).

      They've resolved tickets within the same day (minutes in one instance). Their replies were terse but gave me the info I needed. I've never had problems communicating with them.

      The VPS has only incurred 5 unplanned downtimes and only once was my service not restored within 30 minutes.

      I don't see why people like to put the hate on ChicagoVPS. My service is solid and I've received good tech support. Nothing to complain about regarding ChicagoVPS. Maybe that's because I function on the command line instead of depending on everything admin'ed through control panels.

      See ya...

      d.c.

    • I have there LA vps from almost 15 months..

      here is the current uptime.. 08:20:14 up 92 days, 11:37, 1 user, load average: 1.57, 1.03, 0.93

      support is quick some times and some times i have seen delays of upto 1-1.5 days for a response.

      if support improves further, definitely they will become the best budget provider.

      My list of reliable providers :
      Ramnode : HostHatch : Dediserve : Serverica : GBServe : OnePoundWebHosting : Vultr : Few more under testing!

    • LeeLee Member

      @ksubedi said:
      i guess its just the let circlejerk saying shit about them every time someone posts about them

      Don't see anything but decent comments, until you posted that comment, maybe you are just trying to encite people with it.

      It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt

    • ksubediksubedi Member
      edited March 2014

      @W1V_Lee said:
      Don't see anything but decent comments, until you posted that comment, maybe you are just trying to encite people with it.

      do i need to teach you how to read english or something? i never said i was only talking about this thread, and its a well known fact that anytime chris or anyone from chicagovps appears, people start talking shit or making fun of them. let me know if you need links as proof. and its usually people with your type of attitude that start that all that too

    • LeeLee Member

      @ksubedi said:
      Angry troll rant.

      I only comment negatively where there is justification.

      It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt

    • @W1V_Lee said:

      Yeah whatever dude. I don't have time to argue with people like you who just like to go to every thread and post nothing useful.

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    • have been with ChicagoVPS for more than 3 years now. Never disapointed. Issues are resolved quickly when I have them ( which is not often ) . I can vouch for Luc from support/billing . He his always responding well to all my tickets over the years ( beeing rdns, migration, billing questions, etc… )

      I think people need to learn how to speak with support and need to understand that you are not the only problem they have. Good explanation in a ticket and not always being defensive will get you nicer support anywhere. I come from the hosting industrie so I know how it is.

      I just renewed for another long period all my vps with them. Couldn’t be more happy ( well ipv6 will be nice ;) ) .

    • @larivee said:
      have been with ChicagoVPS for more than 3 years now. Never disapointed. Issues are resolved quickly when I have them ( which is not often ) . I can vouch for Luc from support/billing . He his always responding well to all my tickets over the years ( beeing rdns, migration, billing questions, etc… )

      I think people need to learn how to speak with support and need to understand that you are not the only problem they have. Good explanation in a ticket and not always being defensive will get you nicer support anywhere. I come from the hosting industrie so I know how it is.

      I just renewed for another long period all my vps with them. Couldn’t be more happy ( well ipv6 will be nice ;) ) .

      I agree, they have been great.

      Same here, waiting for IPv6; for now i'm tunneling through HE.

      Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

      eddynetweb.net | DigitalOcean referral.

    • Here is my bench with them, I use this server on a regular basis, and the uptime here is validated with 3rd party tools like anturis, pingdom and uptimerobot

      CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
      Number of cores : 4
      CPU frequency :  3401.000 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
      Total amount of swap : 0 MB
      System uptime :   153 days, 3:04,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 74.2MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 22.0MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 17.5MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 12.5MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 8.35MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 7.06MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.14MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 21.7MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 13.3MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 14.6MB/s
      I/O speed :  283 MB/s
      
    • twhiting9275twhiting9275 Member
      edited April 2014

      Don't even bother with these guys
      CLUELESS support
      HOURS of downtime
      MASSIVE problems

      Sure, the hardware tests are good, but their stability is just anything but.

      Just since February:

      1. 2/28 – 4 hours down
      2. 3/2 – 2+ hours down, node itself abused, service unusable for the entire day
      3. 3/24 – 3+ hours down
      4. 3/25 – 5 hours down
      5. 3/31 – multi-hour downtime
      6. 4/13 – 30 minutes down

      Save yourself the hassle, find someone else to host your stuff with

      Tom Whiting, WHMCS Guru . Need help? Drop me a line
      Check out my WHMCS Addons

    • NekkiNekki Moderator

      @twhiting9275 Which location is that in fella?

    • twhiting9275twhiting9275 Member
      edited April 2014

      @Nekki said:
      twhiting9275 Which location is that in fella?

      Pick one. This isn't just ONE node, or ONE location, this is spread across all of their nodes

      Tom Whiting, WHMCS Guru . Need help? Drop me a line
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    • agoldenbergagoldenberg Member, Provider

      I've had several dedicated servers from ChicagoVPS and could not be happier. Their network is fantastic, their support is pretty good when dealing with @CVPS_Mark or @CVPS_Adam. They are both good guys who will do whatever they can to help you out.

      Kudos.

    • LeeLee Member

      So have you got multiple VPS in different locations all with downtime? Your two previous posts don't really match.

      It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt

    • @twhiting9275 said:
      Don't even bother with these guys
      CLUELESS support
      HOURS of downtime
      MASSIVE problems

      Sure, the hardware tests are good, but their stability is just anything but.

      Just since February:

      1. 2/28 – 4 hours down
      2. 3/2 – 2+ hours down, node itself abused, service unusable for the entire day
      3. 3/24 – 3+ hours down
      4. 3/25 – 5 hours down
      5. 3/31 – multi-hour downtime
      6. 4/13 – 30 minutes down

      Save yourself the hassle, find someone else to host your stuff with

      I've been seeing the same things recently...

      Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

      eddynetweb.net | DigitalOcean referral.

    • I currently have 2 servers with them (in Chicago and NJ) for over a year now and haven't had any issues at all.

    • akzakz Member

      they got better for a bit after the hack, but I find every few weeks or so my VM randomly shuts down and goes offline and I always have to manually start it back up. Kind of annoying esp when their support always says "dunno" lol other than that its a fine test box.

    • I was about to rack up 50 days of uptime, then the node I was on goes offline...

      Not sure what happened, besides that, great service for the price.

      Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

      eddynetweb.net | DigitalOcean referral.

    • gracagraca Member

      for me ChicagoVPS falls under my good host list, have 2 VPS with them (LA) and both are doing great so far.

      I'm Fanatical Lowendbox enthusiast

    • RophRoph Member

      There's a lot of controversy surrounding them. I bought one of their yearly offers once and it was ok. I got permission to run a source gameserver on it and at first thought the issues I was having were due to resources, but it happened even on a dedicated machine. They still moved me to a new, empty node to test things.

      Performance was ok, not chart topping but not awful either. Bandwidth left something to be desired, but as I'm on the other side of the atlantic, meh. In the end I didn't renew it, for no other reason than I didn't need another LEB, let alone one with those resources. No hard feelings.

    • Mine is up for long time and with no issues

      top - 20:49:32 up 79 days, 3:22, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 Tasks: 24 total, 2 running, 22 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 0.2%us, 0.1%sy, 0.0%ni, 99.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.1%st Mem: 2097152k total, 32216k used, 2064936k free, 0k buffers Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 19972k cached

      It is a yearly 2GB ssd

      My other yearly with cvps is up 12 days because of a reboot I did due to change to a control panel

      • If a program actually fits in memory and has enough disk space, it is guaranteed to crash.
      • If such a program has not crashed yet, it is waiting for a critical moment before it crashes.

    • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator
      uptime
       17:51:11 up 131 days, 20:09,  1 user,  load average: 0.06, 0.07, 0.07
      

      Buffalo

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    • @netomx said:

      > uptime
      >  17:51:11 up 131 days, 20:09,  1 user,  load average: 0.06, 0.07, 0.07
      > 

      Buffalo

      You people are making me jelly with your uptimes... :/

      Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

      eddynetweb.net | DigitalOcean referral.

    • I've had a VPS up for almost half a year now with them that runs a Minecraft server for some friends.

      I had another VPS with them that I canceled because it was suffering major packet loss. They claimed they were submitting a ticket with their upstream, but I haven't heard anything back in like 4 months from that.

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